The Reformed Block Network

The Reformed Block is an urban podcasting community and collective of brothers united under a common purpose: to see the kingdom of Christ influence every aspect of life for the good of man and the glory of God.

El Boletín Reformado: “El Boletín Reformado busca aportar a la carencia de material y recursos de teología reformada en español por medio de compartir enlaces a vídeos, artículos, noticias, enseñanzas y otras ponencias por parte de predicadores o autores reformados para la gloria de Dios y la edificación de los santos que comparten la fe reformada en su propio idioma, para vivir todos los aspectos de la vida (cosmovisión) en conformidad con la fe reformada, la cual es otra forma de decir la fe cristiana.”

For Christ Y Cultura: “A fun-yet-chill living room-like convo between 3 Latinos and the world. Every episode we flesh out Christianity, Cultura, and entertainment from a Latino perspective. With a grand finale that aims to leave the listener with a chewable connection between theology and day-to-day living. We call it theology for your back pocket! Come sit y tómate un cafecito with Sway, Jonathan & Caro and join the conversation!”

Kingdom Polemics: “Kingdoms Polemics seeks to recapture the comprehensive and optimistic Kingdom theology of the Westminister standards with clarity, conviction, and confrontation. Kingdom Polemics is seeking to advance a spirituality that is gospel, worship, and church-entric and yet creational, institutional, civil and familial connected.”

The Proverbial Life: “Welcome to The Proverbial Life. A Podcast that encourages Christians to look to Christ, live wisely, and leave a legacy behind for generations to follow.”

Saints Edified: “Saints Edified is an independent online ministry founded by Arturo Hurtado. It’s purpose is to it build up Christians by providing resources for spiritual growth, encouragement and to reach the non-believing world.”

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  • Westminster Eschatology: Historicism
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on June 5, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to a new episode of Kingdom Polemics on eschatology, where host Aldo Leon delves into the depths of eschatology with a fresh perspective. In this episode, Aldo engages with the historicist view of end times, a topic that has been a subject of debate among theologians for centuries. Join us as we explore the intricate beliefs of the Puritans and how their optimistic outlook on eschatology differs from contemporary interpretations. Aldo is joined by Drew Poplin, associate pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham (https://www.firstrpcdurham.org/), a Historicist.Some Highlights:Historicist Hermeneutics: Aldo discusses the historicist approach to interpreting the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel, emphasizing its correlation with actual historical events.Progressive Unfolding: The conversation explores the idea that the events foretold in Revelation represent a progressive unfolding of world history concerning the visible church from Christ’s ascension to His return.Mediatorial Kingship of Christ: A key point of discussion is the victorious mediatorial kingship of Christ and how it is reflected in the success of the gospel across nations.Westminster Eschatology: The episode touches on the Westminster standards and how historicism relates to the eschatological views of the divines.Support the enlightening discussions on Kingdom Polemics by visiting our Buy Me A Coffee page (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) to show your appreciation. Engage with the community and share your thoughts on KP’s YouTube page (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Your support and interaction fuel the fire of these kingdom polemics!

  • S2 E9: Romanos 13:8-14
    by El Boletín Reformado on June 3, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    Recientemente tuve el privilegio de iniciar un estudio del capítulo trece de Romanos (versículos 8-14) con los hermanos de la Iglesia Reformada Valle de Gracia en Shafter, California (ValleDeGracia.org). Asegúrense de visitar su sitio web que está lleno de traducciones de artículos teológicos de calidad, y también su canal de YouTube (⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k38aSrRGnR6FYAx0mSJww) ⁠⁠⁠⁠y página de Facebook (⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076227903468)

  • Covenant Theology Means Psalms Only
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on May 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to the insightful world of Kingdom Polemics, where theological discussions delve into the depths of covenant theology and its implications for church practices. In this episode, our host Aldo Leon continues the compelling dialogue on exclusive Psalmody, exploring the rich tradition of singing psalms in worship and its alignment with scriptural teachings. Join us as we navigate through historical, confessional, and pastoral perspectives, affirming the continuity of God’s covenant of grace.Episode Highlights:Exclusive Psalmody: A case for singing only psalms in church, supported by Old and New Testament scriptures.Covenant Theology: Discusses the one covenant of grace throughout the Bible and its consistency with exclusive Psalmody.Theological Arguments: Addresses the use of Psalms in the New Testament to preach and teach about Christ.Historical Perspective: Explores the role of Psalms in early church debates against heresies and their enduring relevance.Engage with the conversation and support Kingdom Polemics by visiting our Buy Me A Coffee page (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) to show your appreciation. For a more interactive experience, leave your thoughts and comments on KP’s YouTube page (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Your participation helps fuel these important theological discussions. Let’s continue to explore the kingdom together!

  • The Psalms and Psalms Only
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on May 18, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to another polemical episode of Kingdom Polemics, where we delve into the rich traditions and practices of church music. In this episode, our host, Pastor Aldo Leon, takes us on a solitary journey through the history and theology of Psalm singing within the church. With a focus on the exclusive use of Psalms in worship, Pastor Leon shares his personal transition and the church’s shift towards Psalmody, exploring the biblical foundations and historical consistency of this practice. Here are some highlights:The Shift to Psalm Singing: Pastor Leon recounts his initial hesitation and eventual conviction for the exclusive singing of Psalms in church services, detailing the transition from a mix of hymns to a Psalm-centric approach.Biblical Case for Exclusive Psalmody: The episode dives deep into the nature of church power, the regulative principle of worship (RPW), and the scriptural mandate for Psalm singing, as outlined in the Westminster Confession.Historical Consistency: A look at the Apostolic and Catholic traditions across centuries, affirming the consistent practice of Psalm singing in different churches and countries.The Nature of Church Power: Discussion on the ministerial and declarative nature of church power, emphasizing that worship should be regulated strictly by scriptural prescription.Revival Through Psalmody: Pastor Leon argues that the revival of true worship is linked to the restoration of Psalm singing, drawing parallels with biblical instances of spiritual renewal.Pastor Aldo discusses objections to exclusive Psalmody, for example he cites Ephesians 5:18’s reference to “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” as misunderstood evidence for using varied worship songs.Join the conversation and support the enriching discussions of Kingdom Polemics by visiting our Buy Me A Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) page to show your appreciation. Your contributions help sustain these insightful explorations into the depths of church tradition and practice. Additionally, engage with the community and share your thoughts by leaving comments on our Kingdom Polemics’ YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Let’s keep the dialogue going and foster a deeper understanding of our faith together.

  • The Spirituality of the Church?
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on May 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to this episode of Kingdom Polemics, where host, Aldo Leon, and guest, George Sayour, engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the intersection of church and state, particularly focusing on the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)’s stance on societal issues. Dive into the intricacies of ecclesiastical matters, the spirituality of the church, and the role of the church in civil affairs. Today, The host and guest plan to review a Presbycast YouTube episode entitled, “The Spirituality of the Church” featuring Dr. T. David Gordon and found at this address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5fxrtOwryk.Highlights & Discussion Points:Kingdom Polemics’ Mission: The podcast continues its tradition of tackling challenging theological topics and providing a platform for critical analysis and dialogue.Book Announcement: Aldo Leon shares exciting news about his upcoming book on the Civil Magistrate, hinting at its imminent release.Spirituality of the Church: The episode delves into the PCA’s recent overture to address civil government actions and their impact on the church’s ministry, with insights from Dr. T David Gordon.Church-State Dynamics: A deep dive into the debate surrounding the church’s role in speaking out on societal issues, such as gender reassignment surgeries and the protection of image bearers.Support the insightful conversations on Kingdom Polemics by visiting our Buy Me A Coffee page (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) to contribute financially. Your support helps enhance the podcast’s quality and reach. Additionally, join the community discussion and share your thoughts on KP’s YouTube page (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Engage with the content, leave comments, and become part of the conversation.

  • S2 E8: Romanos 13:1-7
    by El Boletín Reformado on May 6, 2024 at 4:36 pm

    Recientemente tuve el privilegio de iniciar un estudio del capítulo trece de Romanos (versículos 1-7) con los hermanos de la Iglesia Reformada Valle de Gracia en Shafter, California (ValleDeGracia.org). Asegúrense de visitar su sitio web que está lleno de traducciones de artículos teológicos de calidad, y también su canal de YouTube (⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k38aSrRGnR6FYAx0mSJww) ⁠⁠⁠y página de Facebook (⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076227903468)

  • The Received Text vs Critical Text
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on May 4, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to Kingdom Polemics, where host Pastor Aldo Leon engages in a deep dive into the theological nuances of historic confessionalism within the Westminster tradition. This episode promises to enlighten and challenge your understanding of the Bible’s manuscripts and their role in shaping our translations and doctrines. Pastor Aldo is joined today by Christian Khanda, pastor of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Fort Lauderdale, who advocates for usage of Bible translations derived from the received text.Points of Discussion:The Received vs. Critical Text: The two discuss the differences between the Received Text and the Critical Text of the Bible, emphasizing the importance of the doctrine of preservation.Inerrancy and Manuscripts: The conversation explores the concept of inerrancy in relation to the original manuscripts and the implications for modern translations.Westminster Confession of Faith: The pastors delve into the Westminster Confession’s stance on the preservation of Scripture and its authenticity.Textual Criticism: The discussion touches on the presuppositions behind textual criticism and the impact on key Christian doctrines, such as the Trinity and Christology, the begotten Son.Support the enriching discussions of Kingdom Polemics by visiting our Buy Me A Coffee page (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) to contribute. Engage with the community and share your thoughts on KP’s YouTube page (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Your involvement helps sustain these vital conversations.

  • Acapella Objections and Issues
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on April 29, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Join host Aldo Leon in this explanatory episode of Kingdom Polemics as he delves into the nuanced debate surrounding acapella worship. With a focus on American churches, Aldo interacts with common objections, offers clarifications, and shares personal revelations that shifted his stance on the use of instruments in public assembly worship.Acapella Debate: Aldo revisits the topic of acapella versus instrumental worship, addressing objections and providing further insight.Historical Perspective: Discover how Aldo’s research into historical practices across denominations influenced his views.Scriptural Examination: A deep dive into the texts that led to Aldo’s change of heart regarding worship with instruments.Legalism Discussion: An exploration of what constitutes legalism in worship, with references to Matthew 15 and Westminster Confession.To support the enriching discussions on Kingdom Polemics, consider contributing through Buy Me A Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics). Your support fuels these important conversations. Additionally, join the community and share your thoughts by leaving comments on KP’s YouTube page (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Your engagement helps shape future episodes and keeps the dialogue alive.

  • Rebuking R2K Rebuttals
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on April 22, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Join Pastor Aldo Leon and his guests as they delve into the nuances of classic two-kingdom theology and its modern interpretations. This episode features a robust discussion with notable figures in the theological community, addressing common responses from the radical two-kingdom universe and exploring the Christian nation concept.Guest Speakers:Benjamin Glaser, Pastor, Bethany ARP, South CarolinaZachary Garris, Pastor, Bryce Avenue Presbyterian, New MexicoStephen Wolfe, Author, Christian Nationalism, North CarolinaHighlights:Guest Introductions: The episode kicks off with personal introductions from the guests, providing context to their backgrounds and expertise.Theological Debate: A deep dive into the various ways radical two-kingdom proponents respond to classic two-kingdom theology.Christian Nation Discourse: The conversation pivots to the idea of a Christian nation, examining historical and biblical perspectives.To further support the engaging discussions on Kingdom Polemics, consider buying us a coffee at our Buy Me A Coffee page (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) and engage with the community by leaving comments on KP’s YouTube page (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Tune in to this thought-provoking episode and join the conversation on the intersection of faith and public theology.

  • Acapella, the Way of the Church
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on April 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of Kingdom Polemics, where host Aldo Leon delves into the rich traditions and practices of church worship. In this episode, Aldo takes us on a journey through the history and significance of acapella singing in the church, revealing his personal transformation on the topic and providing a compelling argument for its place in worship today.Highlights:Postmillenial Book List: for those of you asking, Pastor Aldo provides a number of books that he recommends on the topic.Acapella Advocacy: Aldo revisits his past views on acapella worship, acknowledging a change of heart and endorsing it as the true way of the church.Historical Insight: The discussion includes a historical overview of musical instruments in worship, from the Garden of Eden to the Davidic period.Biblical Analysis: A deep dive into scriptural references and the prescriptive nature of instruments in the Old Testament.Theological Reflection: Aldo reflects on the role of instruments post-Christ’s sacrifice and the continuation of acapella praises.Support the enriching discussions of Kingdom Polemics by visiting our Buy Me A Coffee page to contribute (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics). Engage with the community and share your thoughts on KP’s YouTube page (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Your participation helps fuel these important conversations on faith and worship.

  • S2 E7: Romanos 12:14-21
    by El Boletín Reformado on April 8, 2024 at 9:17 pm

    Recientemente tuve el privilegio de concluir el capítulo doce de Romanos (versículos 14-21) con los hermanos de la Iglesia Reformada Valle de Gracia en Shafter, California (ValleDeGracia.org). Asegúrense de visitar su sitio web que está lleno de traducciones de artículos teológicos de calidad, y también su canal de YouTube (⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k38aSrRGnR6FYAx0mSJww) ⁠⁠y página de Facebook (⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076227903468)

  • The American Jesus
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on April 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of Kingdom Polemics, where host Aldo Leon delves into the depths of theological discourse with a candid and reflective approach. Broadcasting from Fort Lauderdale during a spring break, Aldo navigates through the complexities of reformed theology, church history, and the practical implications of Christ’s sovereignty in contemporary culture. Here are some episode highlights:Publishing Progress: Exciting news on the upcoming book about the Magistrate, nearing completion and potential publication.Exclusive Psalmody: Aldo shares his journey to embracing exclusive psalmody and acapella singing, detailing his extensive research and forthcoming 40-page write-up that will be available on BuyMeACoffee.com soon.Theological Debates: Reflections on recent debates, including the Presbycast with D.G. Hart and the nuanced discussions on Ligon Duncan’s podcast.Christ’s Rule and Reign: A robust examination of Jesus’ ministry, challenging the prevalent views that limit Christ’s dominion to spiritual realms, advocating for a more expansive understanding of His kingship.Westminster Standards: Insights into the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, emphasizing God’s governance and Christ’s present role as King.Scriptural Exegesis: Deep dives into Psalms, Malachi, Zechariah, and Isaiah, reinforcing the scriptural basis for Christ’s authority over nations and the call for societal alignment with His rule.Support the enriching dialogue of Kingdom Polemics by contributing through our Buy Me A Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) page. Your support fuels these vital conversations and helps bring theological insights to the forefront. Engage with the community and share your thoughts on KP’s YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Let’s continue to explore the profound implications of our faith together.

  • The Ninth Commandment
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on March 30, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of Kingdom Polemics, where Pastor Aldo Leon delves into the intricacies of theological truths and their practical applications. In this episode, Pastor Leon explores the Ninth Commandment, shedding light on the importance of truthfulness in our lives and the church community. He leads us through the Westminster Larger Catechism, question 143, step-by-step providing examples and insights on truthfulness. Here are some of the highlights of this episode:The 9th Commandment: Pastor Leon discusses the commandment’s call for promoting a culture of truthfulness and the dangers of fostering an environment that contradicts this.Preserving Good Names: The episode emphasizes the duty to protect the reputation of those who have not tarnished their name with unrighteousness.Standing for Truth: A strong stance is encouraged on appearing and standing for the truth, even when it may be unpopular or misconstrued as arrogance.Speaking Truth Fully: The necessity of speaking the entire truth, without resorting to half-truths or omissions, is highlighted as a key aspect of honesty.Support the enriching discussions of Kingdom Polemics by contributing through our “Buy Me A Coffee” page (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics). Engage with the community and share your thoughts by leaving comments on the Kingdom Polemics YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics). Join the conversation today!

  • S2 E6: Romanos 12:11-13
    by El Boletín Reformado on March 16, 2024 at 5:31 am

    Recientemente tuve el privilegio de estudiar Romanos 12:11-13 con los hermanos de la Iglesia Reformada Valle de Gracia en Shafter, California (ValleDeGracia.org). Asegúrense de visitar su sitio web que está lleno de traducciones de artículos teológicos de calidad, y también su canal de YouTube (⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k38aSrRGnR6FYAx0mSJww) ⁠y página de Facebook (⁠https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076227903468)

  • S2 E5: Romanos 12:9-10
    by El Boletín Reformado on March 11, 2024 at 11:19 pm

    Recientemente tuve el privilegio de estudiar Romanos 12:9-10 con los hermanos de la Iglesia Reformada Valle de Gracia en Shafter, California (ValleDeGracia.org). Asegúrense de visitar su sitio web que está lleno de traducciones de artículos teológicos de calidad, y también su canal de YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k38aSrRGnR6FYAx0mSJww) y página de Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076227903468)

  • The Sinfulness of Sonship Theology
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on March 7, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    In this episode of Kingdom Polemics, Aldo Leon and George Sayour discuss the problems and pitfalls of Sonship theology, a popular program that claims to help Christians grow in their identity as adopted children of God. They share their personal experiences with Sonship, and how they came to see its flaws and dangers. They also examine some of the key teachings and assumptions of Sonship, and how they contrast with a biblical and confessional view of sanctification, repentance, and obedience.Some of the highlights of this episode are:The origins and motivations of Sonship theology, and how it was an overreaction to certain issues and struggles in the church and missions field.How Sonship theology promotes a pessimistic view of the Christian life, and a dismissive attitude towards God’s law and holiness.How Sonship theology creates false dichotomies between inward and outward, heart and action, approval and acceptance, and being right and being forgiven.How Sonship theology undermines the role of the covenant community, the means of grace, and the accountability of the church in the Christian’s growth and maturity.How Sonship theology fails to appreciate the diversity and complexity of the Christian experience, and the different ways that God works in his people.The book referenced in this episode, Sonship, can be found at: https://serge.org/product/sonship/If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting Kingdom Polemics through our Buy Me A Coffee webpage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics. Your donations will help us produce more content and reach more people with the truth of God’s word. You can also leave your comments and feedback on our YouTube page: https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for the next episode of Kingdom Polemics.

  • Katt Williams & Joe Rogan need to be Catechized
    by Edwin Ramirez on March 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Joe Rogan wants to know the purpose of life. Katt Williams does his best to answer, but both of them need to be catechized. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-proverbial-life/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-proverbial-life/support

  • A brief word on PLEASURES
    by Edwin Ramirez on March 3, 2024 at 11:46 am

    God is the giver of all good things but satan wants to lead you astray but the misuse of pleasure. Be on guard and enjoy God. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-proverbial-life/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-proverbial-life/support

  • No Neutrality
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on February 28, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    In this episode, Aldo Leon discusses the concept of neutrality and how it is impossible for Christians to be neutral in their worldview. He explains why neutrality is a myth, a sin, and a trap that leads to compromise and confusion. He also challenges listeners to examine their own presuppositions and to stand firm on the truth of God’s word. This topic is discussed with Pastor Christian Khanda, Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale (https://holytrinityopc.org/about/leadership/) and Pastor George Sayour, Meadowview Presbyterian Church, Lexington, NC (https://meadowviewpca.org/profiles/george-sayour/).Some of the highlights or discussion points of this episode are:The Myth of Neutrality: the panel exposes the false assumption that there is a neutral ground where people can reason without any bias or commitment to a worldview. They show how everyone has a starting point and a framework that shapes their interpretation of reality.The Sin of Neutrality: The panel warns against the temptation to be neutral or to accommodate the world’s standards in order to avoid conflict or persecution. They argue that neutrality is a form of idolatry and unfaithfulness to God, who commands us to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.The Trap of Neutrality: The panel illustrates how neutrality leads to inconsistency and contradiction in the Christian’s life and witness. They point out how neutrality undermines the authority and sufficiency of Scripture, the exclusivity and necessity of Christ, and the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.The Antidote to Neutrality: The panel encourages listeners to embrace the biblical worldview and to be confident and bold in proclaiming and defending the gospel. They remind us that we have the mind of Christ and the weapons of God to demolish every argument that sets itself up against the knowledge of God.If you enjoyed this episode and want to support Kingdom Polemics, please visit our Buy Me A Coffee webpage (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) and consider buying us a coffee or becoming a member. You can also leave your comments and feedback on our YouTube page: https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for the next episode of Kingdom Polemics.

  • New Testament Only Christianity
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on February 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    In this episode, Aldo Leon critiques the views of Owen Strachan, a Baptist theologian and professor, on the relationship between the Great Commission and the civil sphere. Leon argues that Strachan has a narrow and pietistic understanding of the Great Commission, which excludes the role of the law, the magistrate, and the Christianization of society. Leon contends that the Great Commission is not just about making disciples through baptism and teaching, but also about applying the lordship of Christ to every sphere of life, including the family, the church, and the state. Leon challenges Strachan’s interpretation of various biblical texts, such as Psalm 2, Matthew 28, and 1 Timothy 2, and shows how they support a more holistic and comprehensive vision of the Great Commission.Some of the highlights or discussion points of this episode are:How Strachan creates a false dilemma between the ecclesiastical and the civil realms, and how he fails to see the connection between the law and the gospel.How Strachan misreads Psalm 2 as an eschatological text, rather than a present reality that calls the kings and nations to submit to Christ and his law.How Strachan ignores the implications of Christ’s authority over all things, and how he limits the scope of the Great Commission to the church and its mission.How Strachan misunderstands the role of the magistrate as a deacon of God, and how he neglects the biblical examples of civil rulers who supported and protected the church and its mission.How Strachan overlooks the covenantal and creational aspects of the Great Commission, and how he fails to appreciate the importance of the family, the Sabbath, and the creation mandate.The Strachan video referenced in this episode may be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LThak7Iy5G4If you enjoyed this episode and want to support Kingdom Polemics, please visit our Buy Me A Coffee webpage (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) and consider making a donation. You can also leave your comments and feedback on our YouTube page: https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for more episodes of Kingdom Polemics.

  • S2E4 – ¡Leamos el catecismo! PyR17 del catecismo menor de Westminster
    by El Boletín Reformado on February 14, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    ¡Bienvenidos! El día de hoy leeremos la pregunta y respuesta No. 16 del catecismo menor de Westminster. Cada semana estaremos publicando una pregunta y respuesta. Por favor comparte este enlace: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/el-boletn-reformado⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ¡El podcast ahora está disponible en Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Radio Public y Spotify! Asegúrate de visitarnos en Facebook en ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠fb.me/ElBoletinReformado⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ y dale “me gusta/like” a la página. ¡Bendiciones!

  • Gavin Ortlund’s Mini Flood Farce
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on February 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    In this episode of Kingdom Polemics, Aldo Leon tackles the controversial topic of the local vs. global flood debate. He examines the biblical text of Genesis 6-9 and argues that there is no textual or theological basis for a local flood interpretation. He also responds to some of the arguments and objections raised by Gavin Ortlund, a pastor and theologian who advocates for a local flood view. Aldo shows how the local flood view undermines the connection between the Noahic flood and the final judgment, the creation mandate and the Noahic covenant, and the typology of Noah and Christ. He also exposes the underlying assumptions and motivations behind the local flood view, such as the desire to accommodate modern science and avoid the appearance of foolishness. He challenges listeners to trust the authority and clarity of God’s word over human wisdom and speculation.Some of the highlights of this episode are:The connection between the creation dominion mandate and the Noahic narrativeThe general symmetry of the whole creation conversation in Genesis 1-2 and Genesis 6-9The pneumatological symmetry and connectedness of the creation event and the Noahic eventThe repetitiveness of seven in the narrative of Genesis, indicating completeness and totalityThe universal language of depravity and judgment in the textThe judgment-parousia theme that makes the flood utterly universalThe typological redemptive element of the Genesis 6-9 that points to Christ and the gospelThe YouTube Episodes discussed in this episode are from Gavin Ortlund’s YouTube Channel, “Truth Unites”.”Was Noah’s Flood Local”(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq5tUg4SWzs)”Is My Local Flood View HERESY?!?”(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgVsZCdlSPM)If you enjoyed this episode and want to support Kingdom Polemics, please consider buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics. Your donation will help us produce more content and reach more people with the truth of God’s word. You can also leave your comments and feedback on our YouTube page: https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics. We would love to hear from you and interact with your questions and thoughts. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for the next episode of Kingdom Polemics.

  • The Rise and Triumph of Reformed Revisionism
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on February 7, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    In this episode of Kingdom Polemics, Pastor Aldo Leon critically examines an article, “Lessons from the Lutheran Tradition for 2024” (https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2024/01/lessons-from-the-lutheran-tradition-for-2024) by Carl Trueman, a prominent Reformed theologian and historian, who argues that Christians should not be preoccupied with the temporal and civil affairs of this age, but rather focus on the eternal truths of the gospel and the confessional documents of Protestantism. Pastor Aldo challenges this view by showing how the Westminster Standards, the Belgic Confession, and the Lutheran tradition all affirm the importance of the civil magistrate and the Christian influence on the public sphere. He also exposes the inconsistencies and contradictions in Trueman’s article, and calls for a more comprehensive and optimistic Kingdom theology that is faithful to the Scriptures and the Reformed heritage.Some of the highlights and discussion points of this episode are: How Trueman misrepresents the Westminster divines, who were deeply involved in preaching to and advising the Parliament, and who advocated for the covenantal and theocratic rule of God over the nations.How Trueman ignores the historical and theological context of the Solemn League and Covenant, which was the backdrop of the Westminster Assembly and its documents.How Trueman appeals to the Lutheran tradition, especially the theology of the cross, as a model of suffering and passive Christianity, while overlooking the political and social activism of Luther and his followers, who resisted and condemned the civil authorities for their blasphemy, idolatry, and persecution of the true church.How Trueman fails to account for the biblical and confessional examples of godly princes and magistrates, who were called to uphold the law of God, protect the sacred ministry, and promote the Kingdom of Christ in their realms.How Trueman’s view of the civil realm as irrelevant and indifferent to the Christian faith leads to a loss of orthodoxy, a neglect of God’s honor, and a surrender of the cultural mandate.Sources used in this Episode:MARTIN LUTHER, “On the Jews and Their Lies” (1543) Parts 11-13 (https://www.ccjr.us/dialogika-resources/primary-texts-from-the-history-of-the-relationship/luther-1543)Early Lutheranism and Old Testament Civil Law: Not the Two Kingdoms Theology you Thought it Was (https://theonomyresources.blogspot.com/2013/05/early-lutheranism-and-old-civil.html)Luther, 1523: On Secular Authority: how far does the Obedience owed to it extend? (https://www.yorku.ca/comninel/courses/3020pdf/Luther.pdf)If you enjoyed this episode and want to support Kingdom Polemics, please visit our Buy Me A Coffee webpage at (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics) and make a donation and a word of support. You can also join the Kingdom Polemics community on our YouTube page at (https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics), where you can subscribe, leave comments, and access more thought-provoking content. Additionally, you can find past episodes of Kingdom Polemics at (https://reformationmiami.org/kp) for a comprehensive exploration of these crucial theological discussions.

  • Christ “Centered” Antinomianism
    by Pastor Aldo Leon on January 31, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    In this episode of Kingdom Polemics, Pastor Aldo Leon talks with his friend and fellow pastor, George Sayour, about the dangers of Christ-centered antinomianism, a way of interpreting the Bible that neglects the moral and ethical implications of the Old Testament narratives. They discuss how this approach is contrary to the Reformed tradition, the biblical theology of Christ and his Spirit, and the call to live by faith in union with Christ. They also share their personal journeys of discovering the richness and relevance of the Old Testament for Christian living.Some of the highlights of their conversation are:How they were both attracted to the redemptive-historical movement and its emphasis on seeing Christ in all of Scripture, but also realized its limitations and imbalances.How the Old Testament figures and stories are not only types and shadows of Christ, but also examples and models of faith and obedience for us.How Hebrews 11 and 12 show us that the heroes of the faith did great things and suffered greatly as they looked to Christ, and how we are surrounded by their witness and encouraged to run our own race.How the exclusive preaching of doctrine without application leads to an antinomian spirit, while the exclusive preaching of duties without doctrine leads to self-righteousness.How the Christ-centered antinomianism is influenced by a hyper-eschatological view of Scripture that ignores the present realities and responsibilities of the Christian life.How the Christ-centered antinomianism is also connected to a brokenness theology that denies the possibility and power of sanctification and growth in holiness.How the Christ-centered antinomianism fails to appreciate the diversity and complexity of the biblical genres and the historical contexts of the Old Testament.How the Christ-centered antinomianism misses out on the important virtues and values that are commended and exemplified in the Old Testament, such as bravery, tenacity, dominion, marriage, family, etc.George Sayour has two podcasts that we recommend you listen to:1. Grace to Stand: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grace-to-stand/id16335376282. Presbyterian & Reformed Churchmen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/presbyterian-reformed-churchmen/id1658431714If you enjoyed this episode and want to support Kingdom Polemics, please consider buying us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kingdompolemics. Your generosity will help us to continue producing quality content that is faithful to the Scriptures and relevant to the church. You can also leave us a comment on our YouTube page at https://youtube.com/@kingdompolemics and let us know what you think of this episode or any other topics you would like us to discuss. Thank you for listening.

  • Pastor Reacts to Little Nas X Music Video
    by Edwin Ramirez on January 27, 2024 at 12:22 pm

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