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Differences between men and women with Amy Hall | Rapp Report Weekly 005 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Differences between men and women with Amy Hall | Rapp Report Weekly 005 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

A hotly debated issue within the church is the roles between men and women.  The question asked often, is there a difference between men and women in the church and can women serve in any function or are they limited.  The position known as egalitarianism teaches that women can serve in any role no different than the man.  A competing view of that, and the biblical one is complementarianism.  This is a teaching that God has ordained certain roles only for men within the church and the household.  Our culture would see this as a major problem.  However, we get our instructions as Christians from God and not culture.

In this special episode, Andrew speaks with Amy Hall from Stand to Reason.  They will discuss the differences between men and women in the church, home, and culture.  They will also get into a lengthy discussion about sharing the gospel and how we conduct ourselves as Christians in doing so.  If you listen you will learn a lot about Stand to Reason in the ministry that they are doing there.  To learn more about Stand to Reason go to their website www.STR.org.

Other resources to listen to from the Theology Gals podcast

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Q&A

Discussion on Women’s Roles

Complementarianism Part 1

Genesis 3:16 & Complementarianism with Wendy Alsup

Concerns With Complementarianism: Where Does That Leave Us?

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God is fully just and merciful | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0027 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

God is fully just and merciful | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0027 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This 2-minute podcast discusses the second of three things that make Christian unique from all other religions. No religions have a God that is both just and merciful, except Christiainity.

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Jesus is fully God and fully man | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0026 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Jesus is fully God and fully man | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0026 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This 2-minute podcast discusses the first of three things that make Christian unique from all other religions. The first of these is that Jesus is object of Christian worship because He is fully God and fully man.

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Evil proves God exists | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0024 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Evil proves God exists | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0024 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This 2-minute podcast discusses the argument from atheists that claim that God cannot exist because there is evil in the world. However, the present of evil is the proof that God exists.

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Jesus died on Good Friday | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0024 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Jesus died on Good Friday | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0024 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This 2-minute podcast proves the Biblical proof that Jesus died on Friday not Wednesday or Thursday.

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When did Jesus Die? When does a day begin? | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0023 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

When did Jesus Die? When does a day begin? | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0023 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This 2-minute podcast discusses when a day begins. In the western world a new day begin at midnight. However, in Juadism the day begins at sunset.

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Black churches in America with Dawain Atkinson | Rapp Report Weekly 004 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Black churches in America with Dawain Atkinson | Rapp Report Weekly 004 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Andrew talks with Dawain Atkinson from The B.A.R. Podcast about black churches in a America. B.A.R. stands for Biblical and reformed. Dawain discusses his upbringing and how he came to Christ. He was in the Word of Faith movement and at one point even called an “apostle”.  He went from being a player to an “apostle” to being reformed. Dawain shares how men like Justin Peters, John MacArthur and others helped him come to biblical faith. Then the discussion came to how did he lead his wife out of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Dawain gives good advice for leading a wife to a Biblical position.

Andrew and Dawain discuss the black churches and reformed theology. They discuss the emotional style of worship from the music to the preaching. Dawain points out that thinking is not encouraged in the Word of Faith movement. the behavior is a learned response. Andre refers to a video of a girl “preaching” with this trained style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtS_tVCyHIs). They also discuss the music in the black community with the rap or hip hop.

The B.A.R. Podcast can be found at http://www.thebarpodcast.com

Contact Dawain at mailto:thepodcast21@gmail.com

On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thebarpodcast

Other references mentioned:

Wrath and Grace Curse Reversed video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY6UhnVcOQk)

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When did Jesus Die? Is a day a day? | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0022 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

When did Jesus Die? Is a day a day? | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0022 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This 2-minute podcast addresses that a day does not always mean a 24-hour day. So when Jesus stated that he would be buried three days it does not mean three literal 24-hour days.

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What Day Did Jesus Die? | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0021 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

What Day Did Jesus Die? | Rapp Report 2-minute Daily 0021 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This 2-minute podcast askes the questions that many have been asking of late, what day did Jesus die? Some think that Jesus could not have died on Friday as traditionally believed because if he was buried for three days must mean that it must be three 24-hour days.

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Do not listen b/c Transgenderism defeats Atheism | Rapp Report Weekly 003 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

Do not listen b/c Transgenderism defeats Atheism | Rapp Report Weekly 003 | Andrew Rappaport | SFE | Striving for Eternity

This week’s Rapp Report is one you should not listen to. In this episode, we prove that transgender is an makes the arguments for atheism self-refuting.

Chaz Bono says, “There’s a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99% of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, their mismatch. That’s all it is. It’s not complicated, it’s not a neurosis. It’s a mix up. It’s a birth defect, like a cleft palate.” This quote is an attempt to normalize the definition by providing new terms. When we deal with transgender is and we’re dealing with a new definition of terminology in an attempt to normalize something that was previously identified as a mental illness.

One transgender remembrance Day poster stated, “34% of trans people attempt suicide.  64% are bullied.  73% of trans people are harassed in public.  21% of trans people avoid going out in public due to fear.”  Now even if the statistics are accurate, there is no comparison to the statistics and other groups. Many teenagers attempt suicide, and are believed, and are harassed in public, and avoid going public due to fear.  But should that mean that we should change society to accept those who feel fearful, or should we encourage those who are doing the bullying to refrain?  In fact, what we see in our culture today is that the LGTB community are the ones that bully any who do not celebrate their perversion.

We see this argument for celebration in a quote from Andreja Pejic, “We’re human beings, and this is a human life. This is reality for us, and all we ask for is acceptance and validation for what we say that we are.  It is a basic human right.”  This statement is a logical fallacy known as begging the question.  It assumes a fundamental human right to prove that it is a basic human right.  Throughout this argument I would challenge someone to ask the question does this apply to the serial rapist or serial murderer?  The serial rapist wants to be left alone and feels that they are born this way.  Should they be celebrated?  Should they be accepted?  Should they be validated?  There is a difference between the way we are born and the responsibility we have to behave in society.

As we embark on this discussion, we must remember that we are talking about people and not issues.  These are individuals who are struggling both to fit in with society and themselves.  Most of them are not trying to make some political statement.  However, they do want acceptance from the culture.  Many of them are being caught in the crossfire between those who want to argue for political issues.  As Christians, we need to be more focused on the people who will face a living God as the judge than the issues of the country.

Let us begin, with the question of what is transgenderism? Up until recent years, one’s gender had been determined by biology, whether they had the chromosomes for male or female. Gender had always been a scientific issue based on anatomy and the chemistry of the chromosomes.  Transgenderism has to do with the way people think or feel their gender is, rather than what their chromosomes or anatomy prove.  Therefore, transgenderism has more to do with the way people feel or identified themselves than the chemical makeup of the body.  Thus this is not about biology but the soul.  This is not about science.  It is about psychology.  If transgenderism is true then we are more than just chemical reactions as atheism argues.

We must recognize, that a majority of children who experienced strong feelings that they were born in the wrong gender to have those feelings disappear entirely by adolescents.  Therefore, we should not encourage this sort of thinking and assume that the majority of children will grow out of it.

There are many theories about why people have gender dysphoria, whether it be the thought that people have a male brain in a female body where female brains in a male body or the thought that one’s psychological environment in childhood is the dominant factor.  No one really knows what the cause is of gender dysphoria.  Then again, neither does anyone know the reason of the serial rapist and murderer.  There are many factors that can come into play, but should we accept this as normal?

One of the big things we must address in our culture is the fact that we have moved from a thinking, reasoning society to a feeling based society.  This becomes a significant issue for the atheists.  Atheists like to argue that they have reason and science on their side.  However, many atheists are claiming and pushing transgenderism as normal.  I saw this first hand at the 2016 reason rally, which is an atheist rally to promote atheism in politics.  Their primary platform was pushing the LGTB agenda.

Transgenders speak about the differences between the gender they were assigned at birth and the gender that they identify us.  When they speak of gender identity they mean, a person’s internal sense of their own gender.  This proves atheism false as feelings are not a chemical reaction but something of the immaterial element of the spirit of a human being.  When atheists argue that human beings are nothing more than chemical reactions and purely material elements, they do not realize that they have no answer for transgender identity.  If we are just the products of the chemical reactions, then those people who are born male will chemically react as males, and those that are born female will chemically react as females.  Therefore the acceptance of transgender identity defeats the argument for atheism.  Transgender identity is not based on chemical reactions, chromosomes or anatomy.  It is based on something outside of the material world.  Therefore, if there is an immaterial part of human beings, then we are more than just the result of chemical reactions.

We should not be surprised by any of this, for we have a society that has attempted to reject biblical revelation and the concept of objective truth.  When a culture thinks that truth is subjective, it is not to allow any external authority outside of the individual, whether that be a government, religion or family, tell them what to do.  This is why our culture values the autonomy of the individual.  We have a culture in which no one is supposed to challenge the way an individual identifies themselves (unless your Christian).  As we have seen earlier, this does not seem to apply to those who identified themselves as rapists and murderers.  Therefore, our culture does make distinctions between the inclinations in which someone is born in the behavior the culture will accept.

The culture for a long time has been at war with Christianity.  Marriage has been under attack for a long time.  Now we have the gender issue being attacked.  Atheists have supported much of this.  They support this because they have an enemy in Christianity that they seek to defeat.  However, in their attempt to defeat Christianity they have accepted an argument that defeats their own worldview.  As we now address the issue of transgender identity, we move from the realm of science (were atheists claim they have all the evidence) to the realm of psychology.

In the realm of psychology we must quote expert, Dr. Paul R.  McHugh, the former psychiatrist in chief for John Hopkins Hospital in its current distinguished service Prof. of Psychiatry, who said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. (https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cns&utm_term=facebook&utm_content=facebook&utm_campaign=n-johns-hopkins)

Elan Anthony, who transition from a male to female at age 19 and transition back 20 years later, would agree with this assessment.  He states, “I started to realize that I could have dealt with my own issue so much better without changing my body because that has brought so many more difficulties.  Detransitioning isn’t as unusual as you might expect, but it is underground, for a number of reasons, and the trans community isn’t happy discussing this.” (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/16/transition-caused-more-problems-than-it-solved)

Many atheists have a great desire to overturn God’s divine order and in doing so want to overturn God’s created order of male and female, but in turn defeat their own worldview. One must ask where does the insanity stop?  People seem to be able to see a difference with Rachel Dolezal, a civil rights activists, who claimed that she identified as being black though she was born white.  People can see a difference in the fact that she identified as black when she was not and yet they do not see the same argument when it comes to gender identity.

The damage this is doing to our society will not be known for many years.  A group of American pediatrics have been outspoken against the practice of providing hormone treatment to children.  They made a statement that said, “young children are being permanently sterilized and surgically maimed under the guise of treating a condition that would otherwise resolve in over 80% of them.  This is criminal.”

One underlying issue with transgender identity is the idea or concept the true freedom is found in asserting our radical independence in trying to be what we identify rather than what we are.  The Bible teaches that true freedom is embracing who we are.  Abandoning our nature is not freedom, it leads to death.

The simple reality is, atheism focuses on the body and chemical reactions and believes that there is no immaterial part of humans.  Atheism believes that we are the products of chemical reactions and that everything we do is a result of material entities.  Transgenderism focuses on the soul and not the chemistry, anatomy or chromosomes of the human being.  This is focused only on how one feels and identifies.  These two worldviews cannot coexist.  If transgender identity is real than atheism is false.

As the trans identity issue is discussed, let us go to a proponent atheism to see clear examples habit transgender identity issue defeats the atheist worldview.  Let us examine Bill Nye the Science Guy.  In these videos, we see that he confuses the argument for transgender identity and Christianity.  We see that he confuses science with feelings.

Ice Cream Sexuality – Bill Nye Saves the World (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46h-LfNWPn8)

Bill Nye on Sexuality and Gender Spectrum (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQDBNJ3mPa0)

Great resource on the subject: Transgender by Vaughan Roberts (https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Points-Transgender-Vaughan-Roberts/dp/1784981958)

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