Theology Thursday

Theology Thursday

Welcome to Theology Thursday: We present select Bible studies and sermons from Pastor Bob Enyart of Denver Bible Church teaching from Scripture that:
- God is eternally free, inexhaustibly creative, and has existed from everlasting
- His main biblical attributes? He is living, personal, relational, good, and loving
- Proper hermeneutics flow not from Greek and Latin philosophy but from the primary biblical attributes of God
- The Bible explicitly affirms marriage and condemns moral relativism and all immorality including homosexuality
- As God is a person and created us in His likeness He expects us to stand for the personhood of the unborn
- God presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ, based on the death penalty, in Bible's context of criminal justice
- The Bible is not a science text (for they have to be corrected all the time) but instead is scientifically accurate. Enjoy!

On Non-Christian Jews

Today’s Resources -- Sermons & The Plot: Bob Enyart's life's work is based on this observation: Grasping the overview of the Bible is the KEY to its DETAILS.

Jeremiah 2

Today's Resource: Get both volumes, I & II, of  Bob Enyart's verse-by-verse study of The Book of Joshua, for a discounted price.

If My People

* Christians Repent, Yet the Nation Dies. Why? Christians get no where by being in denial. (Contrariwise, the creationist father of modern astronomy, Johann Kepler, brought great glory to God when he refused to ignore the data even though it seemed to contradict what everyone expected.) Every last Christian in a nation can remain faithful to God, even to the point of martyrdom, and that does not mean that the nation will be healed. Some might think that this obvious observation flies in the face of II Chronicles 7:14. But, just like true science and Scripture, the Bible and reality fit together like hand and glove. So as Christians, we honor God by trusting His Word, and when history doesn't demonstrate what we Christians expected, it is our expectations (i.e., our interpretations) that we need to reevaluate.

* Show Title Should Begin with Lowercase i: As God said in II Chronicles chapter 7:

When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

* Programming Note: An upcoming BEL program will be titled, You Might Be An Anti-Semite If... So in preparation for that program, please join us as we apply Psalm 139 to our daily lives:

Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

Our Difference

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The Five Distinctives: On today's program Bob Enyart distinguishes, among Christian congregations, what charaterizes Denver Bible Church.

The Bride

Bob Enyart's life's work: The Plot* Who is the Bride of Christ: Israel or the Body? If we Christians are BOTH the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ, then by these teachings, do we marry ourselves? Of course not. The question of the Bride of Christ influences many other beliefs that Christians hold, almost subconsciously. The Old Testament says explicitly that God was married to the nation of Israel, and then because she was an unfaithful wife, that God gave to her a certificate of divorce. So, if Christians today are the Bride of Christ, then is Israel God's eternal ex-wife? Are we His second wife? Some say that we are Israel, and if so then are we currently God's estranged wife, looking forward to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb? Or is there a much more biblical and fulfilling scriptural teaching on God's view of His relationship with His covenant peoples? Enjoy!

* A Related Show: Bible study is Bob Enyart's passion and drives his on-air worldview: God created us in His image; He forbade killing the innocent; children are made in His image; abortion is the murder of children and God hates apathy; Jesus Christ rose from the dead to save those who would believe. Another show from a couple years ago is not quite a prerequisite for today's program but it would aid in understanding of this important Bible topic.

Cain and Abel Pt 2

Bob Enyart's Bible study, Genesis: The FallCain and Able: Bob Enyart presents the conclusion of the account of Cain and Abel from his verse-by-verse Bible study, Genesis: The Fall. See also Cain and Able Pt 1.

FLASHBACK from GENESIS: Why Jacob's Fraud Paid Off. There's a wealth of spiritual knowledge in Bob's verse-by-verse Genesis Bible studies! Crime doesn't pay, except for Isaac's second son. Why? Jacob does all he can to deceive his father and steal his brother's birthright. And rather than getting punished, he is rewarded with the messianic blessing. "The pattern of sibling swaps that pastor Enyart reveals is one of the most important themes of Genesis, though it tends to lie hidden in plain view," says Darrell Birkey, BEL producer and all-around good guy. This startling story is one part of Bob's verse-by-verse Genesis: Abraham & Isaac series. You'll LOVE IT, guaranteed, or your money back! For God pivots the plot of the entire Bible around events in Abraham's life. So in this Bible Study series, Bob Enyart shows that without a clear understanding of Abraham, the believer cannot even "rightly divide the Word of truth" between circumcision and faith, nor works (Gen. 17) and grace (Gen. 15).

Cain and Abel Pt. 1

Bob Enyart's Bible study, Genesis: The FallCain and Able: Bob Enyart presents the account of Cain and Abel from his verse-by-verse Bible study, Genesis: The Fall.

FLASHBACK from GENESIS: Why Jacob's Fraud Paid Off. There's a wealth of spiritual knowledge in Bob's verse-by-verse Genesis Bible studies! Crime doesn't pay, except for Isaac's second son. Why? Jacob does all he can to deceive his father and steal his brother's birthright. And rather than getting punished, he is rewarded with the messianic blessing. "The pattern of sibling swaps that pastor Enyart reveals is one of the most important themes of Genesis, though it tends to lie hidden in plain view," says Darrell Birkey, BEL producer and all-around good guy. This startling story is one part of Bob's verse-by-verse Genesis: Abraham & Isaac series. You'll LOVE IT, guaranteed, or your money back! For God pivots the plot of the entire Bible around events in Abraham's life. So in this Bible Study series, Bob Enyart shows that without a clear understanding of Abraham, the believer cannot even "rightly divide the Word of truth" between circumcision and faith, nor works (Gen. 17) and grace (Gen. 15).

* The Plot: Every story has a plot, and a story's details can be confusing unless you understand its overview. Grasping the big picture will help you reconcile many seemingly contradictory, and controversial Bible passages. Achieve a fuller understanding of God's plan from Genesis to Revelation and equip yourself to share God's Word with friends and family. Consider listening to The Plot series based on Bob's life's work, his book, The Plot.

* Consider Subscribing to Bob's Bible Studies: Enjoy any of Bob's Bible Studies, made available by book title or by topic, or by subscription!

Giving to Church

* Giving Under the Covenant of Grace: On today's Theology Thursday program, Bob Enyart explains the difference between tithing under the Covenant of Law and giving for the Body of Christ under the Covenant of Grace. A beloved listener who disagreed with Bob wrote in his reasons, and Bob replied, below.

* How to Get this Stuff: Those who subscribe to our Monthly Sermons get in the mail their choice of either Bob's sermons on DVDs or the audio on standard audio CDs or on a single MP3 CD. And those who subscribe to Sermons plus Classics receive the current sermons AND a month's worth of sermons out of Bob's sermon archives.

Suicide and the Cross

* Suicide and the Cross: On today's Theology Thursday, Bob gives a biblical perspective on suicide and answers emails on the subject from two listeners. Those who subscribe to our Monthly Sermons get in the mail their choice of either Bob's sermons on DVDs or the audio on standard audio CDs or on a single MP3 CD. And those who subscribe to the Sermons plus Classics receive the current sermons AND a month's worth of sermons out of Bob's sermon archives.

Today's Resource: Holocaust survivor, messianic rabbi and author Eliezer Urbach describes Bob Enyart's life's work, The Plot, an overview of the Bible, this way: "Take this startling journey into truth. So traditional, at each step, everything appears familiar. Yet, as an expert guide revealing new wonders (Mat. 13:52), Bob Enyart brings the Bible to life with often ignored passages." Aside from that best-selling book, you can also listen to Bob teaching through that same overview of the Bible and to study dozens of books of the Bible with him, all on CD or downloadable MP3s and some on DVDs! And you can subscribe to our monthly Bible Study Albums on DVDs or via audio MP3 CDs. Every month, you get another Bible Study CD or DVD delivered to your door in the U.S. Mail. These subscriptions will help you grow spiritually and intellectually. So many have reported that the biblical knowledge they gain from these resources is so practical that it has helped them improve their marriages, friendships, parenting and grand-parenting, work relations, evangelizing, and so many general life skills! And of course, subscribing to one or more of these resources will not only help you, at the same time you will be helping BEL reach more people!

Hierarchy of Hermeneutics

* Hierarchy of 16 Hermeneutics: Welcome to today's Theology Thursday here at Bob Enyart Live! A hermeneutic is a tool for understanding the Bible. Proper hermeneutics are invaluable. In our hermeneutics seminars (one of which, held in downtown Denver's beautiful and historic Brown Palace), we study and prioritize a list of 16 hermeneutics:
God: existence, eternity, and entity (i.e., the Godhead)
His Story: the plot, or storyline, of the Bible (grasping the Bible's overview is the key to its details)
His Nature: living, personal, relational, good, and loving (includes J.O.N.A.H. & N.O.A.H.)Hermeneutics: Tools for Studying the Bible
Christological: Christ-centered, the text is His Word (the work of the righteous, and hatred of the wicked)
Context prioritized: God's Nature; His Story; the dispensation; the book; chapter; paragraph; sentence
Literalness: Scripture presents a literal message, and contains figures of speech, symbols, parables, and poetry
Historical/Grammatical: method emphasizes original languages, cultural and historical setting
Covenantal vs. Dispensational Principle: Paul instructs students to "rightly divide the Word" 2 Tim 2:15
Prophetic: Speaking God's Word; also, predictive prophecy; and non-prophecy (predictive only in hindsight)
Sufficiency Principle: Scripture presents ample revelation on everything vital to our spirituality (accountability)
Spiritually Discerned: God gave His Word to the world to lead men to Christ, but much is written to His own
Typology: people, events, objects, rituals, etc. serve as symbols of Christ, salvation, heaven, etc.
Inerrancy: Not translators and scribes but the original autographs (like DNA) were breathed by the Holy Spirit
Numerology: numbers at times are symbolic: 3 for God, 6 for man, 12 for Israel, 40 for judgment, etc.
First-Mention: knowledge of good and evil leads to death; seed of the woman; justification by faith
Hebrew Parallelisms: poetry; couplets; alternation; inversions; story symmetry

Today's Resource -- Bob Enyart's Hermeneutics Seminar on CD! Just call the BEL studio at 1-800-8Enyart (836-9278) or click on the CD artwork (above) or our store links (below)! It's just like attending the seminar!  Simply click to get and enjoy our full-length Bible seminar and you will also receive, on the CD, the same notes handed out to the attendees. And also, on the CD, you'll see the same slides displayed during this great event! So, we think you will love our Hermeneutics: Tools for Studying the Bible CD! Just click or call the BEL studio at 1-800-8Enyart (836-9278)!

* Archived Announcement:

TONIGHT! Personhood Meeting at Cherry Hills Community Church


Join Bob Enyart Tonight at the Launch of the Colorado 2014 Personhood Fight!

Tonight, Thu., April 4th, at 7 p.m. at
Cherry Hills Community Church
3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch

Enter off of Grace Blvd. into the main building (not the smaller chapel).
We're meeting in the lobby of the main building.

Colorado RTL invites you to join us to hear Heather Surovik who will speak to us about our 2014 personhood amendment, also known as the Brady Amendment, named for her nine-month old baby boy who was killed in his mother's womb by a drunk driver just hours before his birth. See more...

* Alan Keys Encouragement to Tonight's Personhood Gathering: Ambassador Alan Keyes, who represented America and Ronald Reagan at the United Nations, passed along these comments:

"Like all of us, little Brady Surovik was made by God, in His image and in His likeness, which means that Brady was a person in the most profound sense. This understanding of the pro-life truth, that we are made in God's image, is critical to restore respect, not only for the right to life, but for all of our rights, which today are under assault. Thank you, all of you, for fighting this fight, for Brady, for all unborn children, and really, for all of us. May God bless your work." -Alan Keyes, April 4, 2013

* Time Sensitive Request: Please call or email Colorado RTL to get your Brady Amendment personhood petition for our fourth round battle to get Colorado to uphold the God-given right to life and personhood of every unborn child!