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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

The Bible Never Said That Episodes
Episode 25: Fake It Til You Make It (with Matt MacCollin)
July 14, 2021 - 17 min
When I heard Matt MacCollin speak on breaking free of addiction, I knew that you needed to hear what he had to say. What we talked about: 1. Why Matt uses to word “victory” rather than “recovery” 2. Why “fake it ‘til you make it” leaves us destitute 3. Why the book of James was so helpful for Matt during his trials 4. Why “fake it ‘til you make it” is popular, but also harmful Verses Referenced: Philippians 1:6, James 1, Luke 23:34, Galatians 5, Galatians 2:20-21, Hebrews 4:12-16, John 14, Isaiah 55 Follow Matt: *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/SurfUpVector
Episode 24: Half-Truth - “The More You Give, The More You Get”
June 30, 2021 - 17 min
Today, we’re wrapping up our first half-truth series. If you know your bible, you know the bible says that we reap what we sow. But we need to be able to discern between true, anchored hope, and false hope. We should give; we are absolutely called to be generous. But when we give, we need to check our hearts. Are we giving to be seen? Or are we giving as an act of sacrificial worship to our King? Verses Referenced: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Genesis 12:2; Luke 21:1-4; Zechariah 8:13; Luke 12:48; Acts 20:35; Philippians 4:12-13; Acts 20:35; Revelation 22:17 *** Articles Referenced: by Costi Hinn by Sam Storms *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Anna Semenchenko
Episode 23: Half Truth – “You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are”
June 16, 2021 - 15 min
This saying is meant to boost self-esteem. But self-esteem is a fickle thing, and the Bible never tells us to seek it. But when we look to the only perfect person to walk the earth, Christ, we find a better thing than self-esteem. *** Verses Referenced: Hebrews 10:12-13; Job 1:3; Job 1:8; Job 3:1–3; Philippians 3:12; Ephesians 1:3-7; 2 Cor 3:18; 2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:21-22; Philippians 1:6 *** Articles Referenced: : A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies by Ulrich Orth, Ruth Yasemin Erol, Eva C. Luciano by Asheritah Ciuciu by Chara Donahue by Kate Franken by Stephen Kendrick and Lawrence Kimbrough *** You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
Episode 22: Half Truth - "God Is All You Need"
June 02, 2021 - 19 min
Many of us who glory in our independence love to say, “God is the only one I need.” When we do this, we miss out on one of the great gifts of God: the family of believers God has given us. God clearly says he will meet our needs, not be the only one we need. Just look at our origin story- “It is not good for man to be alone.” Verses Referenced: Philippians 4:19; Romans 8:32; Genesis 2:18; Hebrews 10:24-25; Matthew 21:1-3 You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Наталья Кириллова
Episode 21: Half Truth - "Do Not Judge"
May 12, 2021 - 18 min
The Bible clearly says “Judge not.” But, it also says “Judge rightly.” You can make a defense for both if you pick out individual verses, so let’s explore all of them a bit more, in context, to get a better understanding of judgment. Articles Referenced: by Jon Bloom Books Referenced: by Hannah Anderson Verses Referenced: Matthew 7:1-5, Matthew 7:16-20, John 7:15, Luke 6:37-38, James 4:12, 1 Corinthians 4:3-4, John 8:3-7, John 7:16-24, 1 Corinthians 5, 1 Corinthians 2:14-16, 1 Samuel 16:7 You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/nadia_bormotova
Episode 20: Half Truth - "All Sin Is Equal"
April 28, 2021 - 16 min
Is All Sin Equal? Yes… and no. Yes, all sin is equal in that all sin separates us from God. Apart from the saving grace of Jesus Christ, all sin – big and small - condemns us. For those who believe, all sin is also covered by the blood of the cross. However, not all sin is equal in that there are varying consequences for varying sins. In this episode, Chara talks about different consequences for different types of sins and why we should think about this as we wrestle through our own "little sins." Verse Referenced: Roman 3:23; Romans 5:18-19; James 2:10; Matthew 11:23-24; 1 John 2:2; Luke 12:42-48; Galatians 6:7; Romans 6; Romans 6:23 Articles Referenced: By Billy Graham Evangelistic Association by C.H. Spurgeon You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/BananVandam
Episode 19: Half-Truth - The Devil Made Me Do It
April 14, 2021 - 21 min
This is one of the oldest excuses in the book. In fact, this is the first excuse man and woman make after they sin. Is there any truth in this phrase? In this episode, Chara looks at legitimate instances of spiritual stronghold from the enemy, and when "the devil made me do it," becomes a mere excuse. Verses referenced: Genesis 3:11-13; 1 Peter 5:8-9; Ephesians 6:10-17; Mark 5; Luke 22:3-6; Luke 8:2; Mark 1:21-28; Mark 9:14-29; Romans 5:8; Galatians 3:2-3; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Luke 22:40 Song referenced: from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack Articles: by Chara Donahue You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/shtonado
Episode 18: Half Truth - "God Would Want Me to Be Happy"
March 31, 2021 - 20 min
This is one of those half-truths. God wants us to be happy. He also wants us to be holy. It’s not an either/or, it’s a both/and. In this episode, Chara helps us understand how to think about our happiness and what God does and does not desire for us. Verses Referenced: Psalm 37:4, Galatians 5:16, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 1 John 2:17, Psalm 37:9-11, 1 John 2:17, Ephesians 1:7, Philippians 4:4, Romans 15:13, Psalm 16:8-9,11, Hebrews 11:24-25 Articles Referenced: by Chara Donahue by John Piper, Desiring God Book Referenced: by Alia Joy You can find Chara at | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadia Bormotova
Episode 17: “My Truth Can Be Different Than Your Truth"
March 17, 2021 - 19 min
We struggle in a society where no absolute truth is acknowledged, where “your truth” and “my truth” can be completely opposite and yet somehow equally “true.” In an attempt to be tolerant, we have risked giving up the discernment needed to draw a line between what is true and false. We are settling for individualized truth rather than what is true. Jesus himself declared “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” This isn’t pride. This is sacred fact. In this episode, Chara takes us through Jesus’ trial in front of Pontius Pilate, and how Pontius’ rejection of absolute truth paved the road to the cross. The dangers of relative truth then, are still dangerous to us now. You can find Chara at: | | Verses Referenced: John 14:6, John: 18 28-40, Matthew 7:15-20, John 6:60-69 Articles Referenced: By Ron Graham Episode Image Credit: Getty/BRO Vector
Episode 16: "Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness"
March 02, 2021 - 17 min
This phrase is so popular that even Dictionary.com has an origin story for it. In this episode, we dive into why "cleanliness is next to Godliness" is problematic. Chara helps us understand why there were so many rules and regulations around cleanliness in the Old Testament, and what, if anything, we can and should take from that today. Scripture Referenced in This Episode: John 13:21, 1 Corinthians 14:40, Matthew 15, Luke 15, Leviticus 13:45-46, 2 Kings 5, Luke 5:12-15, 1 Corinthians 6:7-11, 1 John 1:7-9, Hebrews 9: 11-15, Psalm 51 Website Referenced: Articles Referenced: by Chara Donahue You can find Chara at: | | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nuthawut Somsuk
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