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Should I Try Radio?
Written by Ben Winslett   
Monday, 21 September 2015 11:35

One of the many forms of outreach we have at our disposal as preachers of the gospel is Christian Radio. Once a bedrock form of Christian media, online platforms such as iTunes has taken some wind from the sails of radio in recent years. That being said, it can be a useful evangelistic tool, especially if coupled with an online presence available with facebook and iTunes. I have been broadcasting locally since 2008 and would like to share a few thoughts as to why I have continued this form of ministry.

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Another Conversation with Jehovah's Witnesses
Written by Ben Winslett   
Friday, 18 September 2015 08:09

I just had another visit from the Jehovah's Witnesses. Last week I saw them walking around my neighborhood as I was leaving to record a radio program and turned around to wait for them.

 

Any time I discuss scripture with a Jehovah's Witness, I go straight to our main point of disagreement, the Divinity of Jesus Christ. Rather than preaching them off the lawn as happened in April, I went to Zechariah 12 wherein Jehovah says "they shall look upon ME whom they have pierced" and showed how Jesus fulfilled that prophesy in John 19, being pierced by the Roman soldier. Their book read like mine, and they were a bit puzzled and after much more discussion they left.

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Provide The Need
Written by Ben Winslett   
Friday, 07 August 2015 09:40

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught that we should give to him that asks of us and love our enemies, because God is even good to the unjust by causing His sun to rise and His rain to fall upon them. This means to be like our Saviour, we're to be people of compassion and giving. But this presents a difficulty in our day and age: How do we lovingly give without enabling bad behavior, such as substance abuse? After all, Paul wrote to the Thessalonian brethren that if a man won't work, he also should not eat. Of course, Paul was addressing men within the church when he wrote that, but it is a true principle. It's also worthy to consider the finite nature of our resources. Every dollar given to a swindler is one less to give to a hungry person, though I confess this hasn't been a great issue in our church family's experience.

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Faith in Christ before Knowledge of Christ?
Written by Josh Winslett   
Monday, 03 August 2015 00:00

Most people consider the idea of faith existing apart from the ministry of the gospel as ludicrous. This concept is what I would call a Primitive Baptist distinctive. Primitive Baptists not only believe that regeneration precedes faith, but also contend that faith can exist apart from the preached word. Those that espouse the view that God uses the human agency as a means of regeneration often deride this view as new, or even heretical. So it is always a blessing to find historical quotes also advocating this principle.

 

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Obsessed With The Errors of Another?
Written by Ben Winslett   
Monday, 27 July 2015 10:34

Paul, in 2 Corinthians 13:5, exhorts fellow believers to continually examine themselves whether they are "in the faith." He clarifies his intent - unless we're reprobate, Jesus is in us. So we must examine ourselves daily to make sure we are in the faith. In other words, just because Jesus dwells in a person doesn't necessarily mean that person is standing in the faith once delivered to the saints* (Jude 1:3).

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Are We Already Judged?
Written by Ben Winslett   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 11:22

While having lunch with a pastor friend a couple of days after SCOTUS legalized same-sex marriage across the USA, we were conversing about how we should react as believers who happen to live in America. Of course, subjects such as the Kingdom of Heaven, our true citizenship, God's judgment, and how much - if at all - we should involve ourselves in the civil affairs of our physical nation.

 

I have mixed feelings about it and discourage obsession and extreme involvement. After all, we are citizens of Christ's Kingdom, a Kingdom not of this world. At the same time, Paul utilized his rights as a Roman by protesting being beaten uncondemned and also by appealing to Caesar. So there is a balance one must aim for. As Jesus said, we must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

 

But one comment my friend made sparked a lot of thought. Have we already been judged?

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A Week Later - Gleanings from Acts 4
Written by Josh Winslett   
Saturday, 04 July 2015 13:54

It has been just over one week since we saw the disappointing, historic ruling by the Supreme Court on same sex marriage. Reactions to this ruling among Christians have been widely varied. The two most predominant reactions that I have seen are complacency and anxiety filled with aggression. It is greatly disappointing that some disciples are completely apathetic, some even supportive, of the ever growing acceptance and normalization of lifestyles that the Bible explicitly condemns. Yet it is equally disappointing that many turn to aggressive anxiety while adopting a demeanor that is not Christ-like at all. Neither reaction should be the standard for the believer in Christ. Sadly, this often seems to be the case. Please take no offense to this observation. There are certainly those who have calmly drew closer to God during these events, but the above observation is the most evident reaction in our culture.

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Setting in Order Things Wanting
Written by Ben Winslett   
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:00

 

After the terribly disappointing national events of late last week, my reading this week has been in what are known as the “Pastoral Epistles,” Paul’s writings to two other ministers, Timotheus and Titus. I was reminded this morning while reading through Titus of something I’ve intended to write about for the past month or so, namely, a lack of new ministers as the result of the failure of local churches to engage in personal evangelism.

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