with Douglas Jacoby

Good morning!

I’m happy to announce the completion of an important project, one which should be of interest to all who love the Word and seek the truth. It may also prove a valuable tool for encouraging others to reconsider a commonly accepted belief.

The film "Once Saved, Always Saved?" is a thought-provoking documentary examining the controversial doctrine of eternal security. Through interviews with scholars, theologians, and religious leaders, the film delves into the historical origins and biblical arguments for and against the belief that once a person is saved, their salvation cannot be lost.

Whether you're a pastor, theologian, or simply a curious believer, "Once Saved, Always Saved?" is an essential resource for the debate over eternal security. With expert insights and thought-provoking perspectives, this documentary is sure to spark meaningful discussions and challenge viewers to dive deeper into the Scriptures and the rich tradition of Christian theology.

Special thanks to our producer, Chris White, for his initiative for this project. Click below to view.

The documentary traces the development of this doctrine from the early church through influential figures like Augustine and Calvin. It highlights the lack of consensus on eternal security throughout church history and among Christian denominations today. The film doesn't shy away from the complexities of the issue, presenting a range of viewpoints with clarity and respect. Viewers will come away with a deeper understanding of the key scriptures and theological arguments on both sides of the discussion.

Speakers: Ben Witherington, David Bercot, Jesse Morrell, Joe Schimmel, John Oswalt, Matthew Pinson, Michael Brown, Zac Poonen, Douglas Jacoby, and Scot McKnight.


We continue our series of quotations from G. K. Chesterton.

  • Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. ILN, 10/23/1909
  • An open mind is like an open mouth: its purpose is to bite on something nourishing. Otherwise, it becomes like a sewer, accepting everything, rejecting nothing.
  • A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. – “The Five Deaths of the Faith,” in The Everlasting Man


That’s all for this week. Hope you like the program—please watch and share with others! Next offering: a commentary on the entire New Testament.

Until then,