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You say that the New Testament era doesn’t really begin at Jesus’ birth in Matthew 1. You say Jesus was born “under law” and that the New Testament era begins at Jesus’ death. What evidence is there for your view?
Where can I find a good summary of this New Covenant in Scripture?
You seem to be arguing that Old Covenant law is now totally set aside. What would lead you to say that it’s totally set aside?
Shouldn’t Christians still consult the Old Covenant as a benchmark for how we’re living? Doesn’t it still have a use for us Christians?
Just because Jesus is our high priest now, does that really mean that the Old covenant has been entirely swapped for a superior one?
You say the New Covenant is not a promise between God and man, but really a promise God made to Himself. Where do we find this in Scripture?
You believe in once-saved-always-saved, right? And you say our behavior is not even in the equation of maintaining our salvation. Where does it say that it’s all because of Him?
You say we Christians are supposedly already forgiven people. You say the Catholic system is not correct, because they get more forgiveness weekly and the Jewish system is now not correct because they got more forgiveness yearly, at the Day of Atonement. But where do you see this absolute “once for all” forgiveness talked about in the Bible?
You seem to reject the term “atonement” as not fitting to describe Jesus’ sacrifice. You say that’s an Old Testament term meaning “covering.” And you claim it’s more accurate to say Jesus completely “took away” our sins. Where do we see this terminology being used instead of “atonement”?
In one of your Naked Gospel videos, I heard you say that it was forbidden for Old Testament priests to sit down on the job. You said that when Jesus had made us perfectly cleansed, he did the “unthinkable” – he sat down. Where can I read about this in the Bible?
I read in one of your blog interviews that you think Christians don’t have to ask for forgiveness on a continual basis. You said the Bible talks about our forgiveness in past tense. Can you give some examples?
You say that Christians won’t be judged for their sins at the Great White Throne, because all judgment fell upon Jesus. What Scripture supports your idea?
In one of your sermons, I heard you say that forgiveness and redemption are received simultaneously in Christ. You said, “We Christians don’t ask to be redeemed daily and we also don’t have to ask to be forgiven daily.” Where do you see redemption and forgiveness being spoken of as being simultaneously experienced?
In The Naked Gospel, you indicate that we Christians have fellowship with God, that we’re permanently reconciled to Him and that it can’t be broken. You say reconciliation is a finished work. Where do you get that from?
In one of your Naked Gospel videos, you talk about sin as a parasite – an entity that is in us, in our physical bodies, but is not us. I have never heard that before. Where do you get that from?
You say that the Law is not made for Christians, at all. Where would I find something in the Scriptures that supports that idea?
According to The Naked Gospel, the Law’s only purpose is to expose our sin and our need for Christ. What verses can you give me that back that up?
I saw one of your tweets (on Twitter) where you said that the law is an all-or-nothing proposition. What makes you say “all or nothing”?
You say that Jesus was expanding on the Law, exposing the true standard to make the rich man sad and the Pharisees mad. Where can I find verses clearly showing he’s expanding on the Law?
You say that many of Jesus’ teachings are not just difficult – they are impossible! What makes you conclude they are impossible to live by?
You say that even the Lord’s Prayer is a prayer that condemns every one of us. And you say that now, on this side of the cross, things are different from the way Jesus prayed.
You claim that being under the Law actually arouses more sin in a person’s life. Where does that idea come from?
I heard you say that it’s not just the Law of Moses that is “weak and useless” to bring change in our lives. You said any rules that govern a Christian’s behavior are not the way to go. Where’s the Scripture to support that?
You make some pretty strong claims by saying the Law curses people and does nothing but condemn them. Where can I find that type of language about the Law in the Bible?
You say Jesus fulfilled the Law – past tense. So now we don’t have to fulfill any of it? It’s already been totally fulfilled for us?
One thing that you keep saying that I’m not sure about is that Jesus was “born under law.” I always thought that he was born in the New Testament era. How can you say he was born under law?
I know that we don’t need the Law for salvation. But don’t we still need some form of the Law for daily living to guide our daily actions or to be our “moral compass”? Doesn’t the Bible support the idea that, after salvation, the Law still supervises us or leads us in some way?
You claim that the only way to truly serve God and bear fruit in this life is through what you’re calling the “New” way. Where do you find that in Scripture?
You say Galatians warns us not to use the Law for daily living. I’ve always heard that epistle was warning about the Law’s inability to save. How do we know Paul was trying to have them abandon Law altogether?
Lots of people think that too much grace is going to lead to more and more sinning. But you’re saying that grace actually teaches us to resist sin and live uprightly. Where do we find that idea explained in the Bible?
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