But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Bellator Christi - Apologetic Report

On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the importance of the church’s role in bringing up future leaders of the church. He discusses the role that Priscilla and Aquila held in the growth and development of Apollos’s ministry.

Bringing Up Future...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:22

Did God Create Evil? - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian G. Chilton | July 3, 2018

After Bible study one evening, a good friend of mine and I discussed the problem of evil. He asked an excellent question, “Did God create evil?” I said, “No, I don’t think he did.” However, my friend objected because he said,...

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image In this flashback edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, we air the interview conducted with Junior Matthews. Junior is an authentic American hero! He proudly served the United States Army in World War II and marched into Germany to combat the evil Nazi regime. He served the Lord...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | June 25, 2018

During a class on Paul, Dr. Leo Percer noted how people often bombard themselves with noise to keep from hearing the voice of God. As I began thinking about Percer’s statements, I found him to be absolutely right. Some will say, “But if God speaks,...

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image On this special flashback edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we go back to an interview originally aired in 2014 with Siv Ashley. Siv Ashley is a survivor of the concentration camps in Cambodia.  Siv accepted Jesus Christ (called Joo-Soo in Cambodian) at a young age.  Siv...

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image On this special flashback edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we go back to an interview originally aired in 2014 with Siv Ashley. Siv Ashley is a survivor of the concentration camps in Cambodia.  Siv accepted Jesus Christ (called Joo-Soo in Cambodian) at a young age.  Siv...

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On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses what needs to be in a person’s message as one shares the gospel to those who know very little about God, Jesus, or the Bible. Join us today as we delve into Paul’s message to the Athenians delivered at the...

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In this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Jason Kline delivers the message “Making of the Beautiful” from James 1:1-18 at Huntsville Baptist Church in Yadkinville, North Carolina. Be sure to listen to what is a tremendous message on suffering and how God is about to make...

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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton preaches the second part to a two-part series entitled “Bringing God Glorification through Saintly Unification.” The message comes from Acts 15:36-41.

Bringing God Glorification Through Saintly Unification (Part 2):

Ministerin...

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How do believers engage with individuals associated with cults? How does one determine if one is involved in a cult? What are the signs? On this final episode of the 2017-2018 season of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we are joined by Jason Oakes, the senior pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | June 4, 2018

The prophet Micah reminded the people of Israel of what the Lord required of them: “to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Mic. 6:8).[1] It seems that we need to hear these words once again. I have been quite troubled...

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In this second of a two-part series, we discuss moral apologetics with Drs. David and Marybeth Baggett, professors at Liberty University and authors of the book The Morals of the Story: Good News about a Good God. This podcast will conclude our conversation as we discuss the following:

-Mar...

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image In this first of our two-part podcast, we discuss moral apologetics with Drs. David and Marybeth Baggett, professors at Liberty University and authors of the book The Morals of the Story: Good News about a Good God. 

On this episode, we discuss the following:

-David and Marybeth’s...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | May 22, 2018

image Holland, Tom. Contours of Pauline Theology: A Radical New Survey of the Influences on Paul’s Biblical Writings. Scotland, UK: Mentor, 2004. $19.99. 392 pages.

Dr. Tom Holland (Professor of NT and Hermeneutics at Wales Evangelical School of...

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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton answers five questions he is frequently asked about the Molinist theological system. The questions include:

  1. What is Molinism? (Who is Luis de Molina? What is the ROSES acronym? What are the three moments of God’s...

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On this flashback edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, we look back to an interview originally aired on Blog Talk Radio. We are joined by Dr. Chad Thornhill as he discusses election from the perspective of Second Temple Judaism as found in his book The Chosen People: Election,...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:38

What is Molinism? - Bellator Christi

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By: Brian G. Chilton | May 15, 2018

When it comes to theology, many issues are not discussed among most ordinary Christians. For instance, few people will speak of the aseity of God on most Sunday mornings. However, when it comes to the issue of divine sovereignty and human freedom, the first...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | May 10, 2018

In The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Persective, edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica, it was noted that God is most glorified when the church is most unified. But, how do we obtain unity when...

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On this much anticipated edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Lydia McGrew. Dr. McGrew holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and is an analytic philosopher. She is also the author of the book Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts.She is...

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5/4/2018

Today, we discuss four ministerial dangers that Paul and Barnabas faced on the final leg of their first missionary journey. The dangers they faced then are the same that we face now. Those dangers are: POISONING, PRIDE, PITY, and PRIVACY. Listen to this edition of the Bellator Christi...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | April 30, 2018

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine who was infatuated with a person who did not necessarily share the same sentiments. In fact, it was not certain what the other person really desired in their relationship. I will not mention anything more about...

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4/27/2018

GQ magazine’s editors recently published an article which readers were advised to keep from reading twenty books in favor of others. The article can be read in its entirety at https://www.gq.com/story/21-books-you-dont-have-to-read. Strangely, the list included classics...

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By: Brian G. Chilton | April 23, 2018

One question has plagued people, especially believers, for millennia: Why do bad things happen to good people; especially those who have trusted God? This question has been around since before the time of Christ. This question has especially hit hard in our...

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Note: Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the previous podcast with Dr. Gary Yates was cut short. This version of the podcast features the full interview and advertisements at the end of the show. I apologize to our listeners and to Dr. Gary Yates for the glitch on the previous show.

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image The OT prophets hold a great deal of relevance for NT Christians, perhaps none more than Jeremiah. How do we understand Jeremiah’s prophecy and what relevance does his text hold for us today? To answer that question, we are joined by Dr. Gary Yates, Professor of OT at Liberty...

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