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!

Those Who've Never Heard Pt 2

We think you'll love this verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans...* The Unsolicited -- What of those Who've Never Heard: After 30 years of knowing he was not ready to teach a Bible study on the book of Romans, the day finally came when Bob Enyart, believing that with God's help and blessing, he would be able to present a valuable verse by verse study of the world's greatest theological treatise: The Book of Romans. In chapter two, Paul addresses one of the most fascinating topics in evangelism: How does God treat those who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

* Part I: Last week's Theology Thursday program presented the beginning of this Romans chapter two study.

* God Holds Us Accountable for What We Know: But does God hold people accountable for what they do not know? Jesus said, "that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not... do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required..." (Luke 12:47-48). For of course, "there is no partiality with God" (Rom. 2:11).

Those Who've Never Heard Pt 1

We think you'll love this verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans...* The Unsolicited -- What of those Who've Never Heard: After 30 years of knowing he was not ready to teach a Bible study on the book of Romans, the day finally came when Bob Enyart, believing that with God's help and blessing, he would be able to present a valuable verse by verse study of the world's greatest theological treatise: The Book of Romans. In chapter two, Paul addresses one of the most fascinating topics in evangelism: How does God treat those who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

* Tune in Next Week: on Theology Thursday here at KGOV.com for the conclusion of this Romans chapter two study.

* Join Bob to Hear Pastor Gino Geraci on Friday Night: You'll love the fellowship and education you'll get at this month's Rocky Mountain Creation Fellowship hearing from the Calvary South Denver pastor Gino. Info...

* God Holds Us Accountable for What We Know: But does God hold people accountable for what they do not know? Jesus said, "that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not... do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required..." (Luke 12:47-48). For of course, "there is no partiality with God" (Rom. 2:11).

The Rightly Divided Dietary Law

Bob Enyart's life's work: The Plot* What was Wrong with Garments of Mixed Fabrics? The teaching in today's program also appears in Bob's life's work, The Plot, which notes that God forbade the Israelites from wearing clothes with mixed fabrics:

"You shall not wear a garment of different sorts, such as wool and linen mixed together." Deut. 22:11

Like many of the purely symbolic ordinances in Scripture, this symbol illustrated Man's need for God to cover his spiritual nakedness. Thus every Israelite had to wear pure garments, made from only one material. Not realizing that Bible writers used the concept of clothing symbolically (e.g., Ps. 104:2; 109:17?19; 132:9, 16, 18), someone might conclude that mixing two fabrics together is inherently immoral. A misguided believer today might go to great lengths to keep all fabrics separated just as Kosher Jews have taken unnecessary and extreme measures separating meat and dairy products. Man does not help God by expanding upon His commands (Gen. 2:17; 3:3; Col. 2:23). God said, "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk" (Ex. 34:26) so men invent a food system wherein they cannot store cheese in the same refrigerator as beef nor use the same utensils to handle both. The greater harm with such mistakes lies not in the wasted effort, but in that such contrived laws become a distraction from God and from His priorities.

For as the Apostle Paul wrote, obeying such "self-imposed" religious rules provides, "no value against the indulgence of the flesh." For:

These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. Col. 2:23

Ultimately, Jesus Christ is our "covering", so to point to His innocence, sinlessness, and purity, the entire nation of Israel was to cloth itself only in pure garments.

* What was Wrong with Muzzling the Ox?

The Sabbath is a What?

Bob Enyart's life's work: The Plot* Enjoy this Survey of the Bible's Teaching on the Sabbath: Bob Enyart directly addresses whether or not God requires people today to keep the Sabbath.

Some Christians, including Seventh Day Adventists and some Messianic Jews, teach that Christians should remember the Sabbath, rest, and not work on that day. In this program Bob presents the reasons why millions of Christians believe that the Bible teaches that God does not want today's Body of Christ (the Church) to keep the Sabbath.

BEL Flashback: Listen to Bob debate keeping the Sabbath with a Seventh Day Adventist caller.

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. It's available in a soft-cover book titled The Plot, and in a downloadable pdf version or both, and it's also available in an audio recording of Bob's Plot seminars! And have your kids or grand kids heard the The Plot Boys yet? In this homeschool friendly audio series for young people, Bob and two young boys, Stephen and Josh, teach through an overview of the Bible. This teaching is presented in a way that kids (and adults) can really understand, so it's a valuable foundation for a serious understanding of the story of the Bible. Also, consider ordering the entire Enyart Library! This invaluable resource will benefit your entire family or church and help support the ministry of Bob Enyart Live.

No Divorce, said Jesus, Except for Immorality

* A Divorced Man Tells Bob: On our DVD, The Bible, Divorce & Remarriage, a divorced man tells Bob that he wants to remarry but that his pastor refuses to perform the ceremony, claiming God forbids it. Is the pastor correct? In this video, Bob reads super secret Bible passages on divorce and remarriage which very few Christians realize exist. Is that really in my Bible? Check it out! 

* A Pastor's Kid from Ohio: An adult son of an associate pastor from Ohio thanked us here at KGOV for making available our DVD, The Bible, Divorce & Remarriage, saying that he loves Bob's Divorce and Remarriage DVD, and was amazed at the rarely considered Bible verses it presents!

* Related: The Biblical Role of Government in Marriage
Who has the authority to grant permission for people to marry? Some claim that only the church has authority to preside over weddings. Yet in modern times most people willingly submit to the government as the official certifier of marriage. Others believe that the authority to marry lies solely with the two individuals involved. (Our article The Bible and Polygamy presents the prohibition of polygamy in New Testament times.) Consider arguments for and against each of these three ideas on authority regarding marriage. more...

* Today's Resource: Did you know that BEL offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all our materials? To get our insightful divorce and remarriage DVD, please just click on the link above, or call us at 1-800-8Enyart (836-9278).


Verse by Verse in Galatians Chapter 2

* Why Was Galatians Probably the First NT Book Written? On today's program enjoy Bob Enyart's study of an important excerpt (Gal. 2:1-10) from the Apostle Paul's epistle to the Christians in Galatia. You might also enjoy hearing the lessons learned from when Bob led a group of Christians in three weeks of Bible Studies on location in Turkey, including central Turkey where the Galatians lived.

* Today's Resources: Just call 1-800-8Enyart or click through to our KGOV Store to enjoy either our Bible Tour of Turkey or Bob's study of Galatians (or both)!

Why Was Canaan Cursed?

* Why Did Noah Curse His Grandson Canaan? As described in detail in Bob's article, Why Was Canaan Cursed?, Genesis 9 records that the boy's father, Ham, saw Noah’s nakedness, and as a result, Noah cursed his grandson Canaan. Then Canaan went on to become the patriarch of Israel’s longstanding enemies, the Canaanites. The story seems capricious on the surface, in contrast to so much reasonable history in Genesis. So a closer look is merited. A common biblical figure of speech appears in Canaan’s story, and when Christians reread the story understanding this figure, the message of this account becomes compelling.

Ancient Hebrew commonly speaks of a man’s nakedness to refer to sexual intercourse with the man’s wife. As Moses wrote in Leviticus, “The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness”(Lev. 20:11; also, 20:20-21; 18:6-15; Ezek. 22:10; etc.) Canaan lived a cursed life, not because his father saw his grandfather naked sometime before Canaan was even born, but because the boy was conceived in incest between Ham and Ham's mother, Noah's wife. Thus the brief story twice reminds its ancient readers that Ham (not Noah) is the father of Canaan. So Noah cursed Canaan not as an evil spell or hex, but as recognition of cause and effect, reaping what is sown, and his tragic circumstance, and as a warning to others against following in Ham’s wicked way. And readers of Genesis find a clear and reasonable origin for the conflict that lasted for centuries between the Jews and the Canaanites.

* A Related Scientific Prediction: On Oct. 8, 2009, Bob Enyart updated his Canaan article with a discovery and a scientific prediction! You might want to check it out!

The Anatomy of a Temptation

Bob's verse-by-verse study of James & Jude* As the Apostles were Incarcerated: so too with this study.Bob Enyart recorded the first couple hours of this Bible study from jail. Via collect calls made from a jailhouse payphone, you can get a feel for life as a jailed Christian. This album, considered a classic among those who have long enjoyed Bob's teaching, takes the complexity out of some perplexing New Testament teachings.

* The Anatomy of a Tempation: If you are thrilled with what you learn in this Bible study (as we think you might be), then please consider ordering Bob's James and Jude Bible study!

* The Plot of the Bible: For a third of century, Bob Enyart has studied God's Word praying for the wisdom to share the truth of Scripture with a lost and dying world. Now you can benefit from this very exciting Bible study. The James and Jude study seriously tackles fascinating aspects of their letters. But we also strongly urge you to read The Plot manuscript or listen to the Bible Overview album which will help you to focus first on the amazing plot of the Bible. For the overview of the Bible is the key to its (doctrinal) details.

Where Was Jesus After the Cross? 1 Peter 3

Get's Bob Enyart's insightful and fun study of Peter's two epistles! *  Between His Death and Resurrection, Where Was the Lord? Meet the Apostle Peter in Bob Enyart's important Bible study on First and Second Peter. Today's radio broadcast is a fascinating look at 1 Peter 3:15-22. But consider another question. Have you considered why Peter addresses his letters to no well-known recipients? Rather, similarly to James, John, and Jude, he sends them generically to the circumcision believers scattered abroad. Why? Meanwhile, Peter mentions the Apostle Paul, who addresses his epistles to many well-known leaders and specific regional churches. Pastor Bob Enyart demonstrates that understanding the big picture of the Bible, its plot, helps to see even small books as First Peter and Second Peter in their proper perspectives. Such biblical observations go a long way toward explaining the differences between Peter and Paul. For as Peter himself wrote of, "our beloved brother Paul" who "has written to you as also in all his epistles... in which are some things hard to understand..."

Read Bob Enyart's life's work -- The Plot: The overview of the Bible is the KEY to its details!* The Bible Gets Easier to Understand:  Apparent contradictions plague many Bible students. Therefore in his life's work, The Plot, Bob Enyart set out to demonstrate how hundreds of such contradictions disappear when the reader applies the big picture of the Bible to its details. Tunnel vision focuses so narrowly on a problem that the solution often lies just out of view. As the pastor of Denver Bible Church, Bob Enyart teaches Christians how to use the whole counsel of God to understand the plot of the Bible and solve biblical mysteries. As with all of our BEL resources, The Plot comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! And as we become proficient in the big picture, that is, the overview of the story of the Bible, then countless details, including as one small example, about the cities of refuge, become increasingly clear!

Theology Thursday: Cities of Refuge

* Cities of Refuge: The Old Testament account of the cities of refuge can be very hard to understand... until you see that the story is about Jesus.

Listen to Bob's verse-by-verse study of the cities of refuge as part of his study of the book of Joshua.* The Bible Gets Easier to Understand:  Apparent contradictions plague many Bible students. Therefore in his life's work, The Plot, Bob Enyart set out to demonstrate how hundreds of such contradictions disappear when the reader applies the big picture of the Bible to its details. Tunnel vision focuses so narrowly on a problem that the solution often lies just out of view. As the pastor of Denver Bible Church, Bob Enyart teaches Christians how to use the whole counsel of God to understand the plot of the Bible and solve biblical mysteries. As with all of our BEL resources, The Plot comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! And as we become proficient in the big picture, that is, the overview of the story of the Bible, then countless details, including as one small example, about the cities of refuge, become increasingly clear!

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. And you can enjoy these or any of Bob's studies, made available by book title or by topic, or you can subscribe or donate online or by calling 1-800-8Enyart (303-463-7789).