In this episode:
Pastor Chad Wagner joins the show for an inspiring, meaning of life episode. Pastor Chad from Excelsior Springs church unpacks the state of our society post Pandemic and searches deep into scripture to find out what God has to say about how we navigate the tough times ahead. This was a great opportunity to unpack the new-age misconceptions about the Holy Bible, Christ, our Creator God and a series of typical questions which led to the most interesting theological discussion yet on PLannedilLusion. This is the episode you will replay over and over again - Enjoy
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In relation to popular alternative new age "I believe in God, who is in me...", Scripture explicitly forewarns: "The time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths" (2 Tim. 4:3–4). The issue according to Apostle Paul's private letter to his missionary understudy, Tim, is that professing Christians will “turn away” from the truth. (such as Demas, who seemed to be Paul’s faithful partner, Col. 4:14, also see below).
They will “wander off.” But why?
The reason Paul mentions is not intellectual struggles or relational conflicts or sincere doubts. What he mentions is “itching ears” for teaching that will “suit their own passions.”
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas deserted me, having loved the present age, and went to Thessalonica" 2 Tim. 4:8–10.
Apostle Paul sees loving the Lord’s appearing as essential to his endurance in faith, for "fighting the good fight and finishing the race and keeping the faith. "
Thank you sir, excellent interview with Pastor Wagner.