Podcast: Bad analogies for the Trinity, the name of Jesus, Mama Bear Apologetics

Intro: this week on the podcast we’re going to talk about three things. We’re continuing our discussion on the trinity talking about bad analogies. Most people talk about the trinity using analogies not realizing that in doing so you are confirming ancient heresies. We’re going to talk about how those analogies go wrong. Also, continuing along that note we going to talk about one of the ways we can defend the deity of Jesus when talking about the name of Jesus. Finally we’re going to talk about the book Mama Bear apologetics, this is a fantastic book to equip parents on how to keep your student on God’s side in a society that looks to eat away at the Christian worldview at nearly every turn.

  1. Bad analogies
  2. The egg/ 3 leaf clover
    1. Partialism
  3. Water/actor
    1. Modalism
  4. Light analogoy
    1. Araianism
  • The Name of Jesus
    • In whose name should we meet?
      •  Matthew 18:20- For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
      •  1 Corinthians 5:4- So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,
    • Demons are subject to whose name?
      • Luke 10:17- The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
      • Acts 16:18- 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally, Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.
    • Repentance and forgiveness should be preached in whose name
      •  Luke 24:47- and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
    • In whose name are you to believe and receive forgiveness of sins?
      • John 1:12- Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
      • 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
      • Acts 10:43- All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
      •  1 John 3:23- And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us
      • 1 John 5:13-  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life
  • By whose name and no other do we obtain salvation?
    • Acts 4:12- Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
  • Whose name should be invoked as we bring our petitions to God in prayer?
    • John 14:13-14- And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
      • John 15:16- You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
      • John16:23-24-  In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
    • In whose name is the Holy Spirit sent?
      • John 14:26- But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
    • Whose name and authority was invoked by the disciples in healing the sick and lame?
      • Acts 3:16- By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
      •  Acts 4:7-10- They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
        Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
      • Acts 4-7:30- Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
    • Whose name did Paul tell us to call upon?
      • 1 Corinthians 1:2- Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.
    • Whose name is above every name?
      • Ephesians 1:21- far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come
      • Philippians 2:9-11- Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
            and gave him the name that is above every name,
        10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
            in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
        11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
            to the glory of God the Father.
    • Who are we to be witness’ of?
      • Acts 1:8- But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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