Posted On March 9, 2022

Faithfulness to Christ, Gospel Courage, and The Essential Nature of the Church with James Coates and Nathan Busenitz

by | Mar 9, 2022 | Equipping You in Grace, Featured

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave talks with James and Nathan about five biblical principles regarding a Christian’s response to and relation towards the government, the essential nature of the church, faithfulness to Christ, and their book, God vs. Government: Taking a Biblical Stand When Christ and Compliance Collide (Harvest House, 2022)

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The dangers of having a low view of the church.
  • Five biblical principles of the Christian to respond and relate to the government.
  • Why an attitude of respect and submission under the five biblical principles.
  • Whether the government has the authority to prevent the Church from gathering.
  • The deficiencies that have been exposed in the broader evangelical church during the last few years.
  • How the Reformation helps Christians navigate today’s challenges.
  • James’ advice to Canadian Christians and Nathan’s advice to American Christians.

About the Guest

Nathan Busenitz is the executive vice president and provost of The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles. He also serves as part of the pastoral staff at Grace Community Church and has written or contributed to numerous books, including Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong. He and his wife, Beth, have four children.

James Coates is the pastor-teacher of GraceLife Church of Edmonton, Canada. He graduated with MDiv and DMin degrees at The Master’s Seminary. He and his wife, Erin, have two sons.

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