Dr. Robert Jeffress and His Book “What Every Christian Should Know”
At the start of the podcast, Greg Davis invites Dr. Robert Jeffress onto the show to talk about his book What Every Christian Should Know: 10 Core Beliefs for Standing Strong in a Shifting World.
Jeffress explains that the ten core beliefs of the book are based on his experience directing over thirty thousand people at First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, and helping fellow believers stand firm amid a constantly shifting culture.
These ten core beliefs are spiritual warfare, eternal salvation, moral absolutes, sexuality, the inspiration and authority of scripture, the deity of Jesus Christ, the Trinity, the divinity of the Holy Spirit, the second coming of Jesus, and the inerrancy of scripture,
Spiritual warfare is pertinent regarding standing strong and surviving in a shifting world. Jeffress explains that spiritual warfare is a battle between God and Satan, with believers in the middle. To stand firm, believers must have a clear understanding of scripture and a belief that God is ultimately in control, and in the end, they will be triumphant.
Jeffress says that understanding the concept of eternal salvation is essential for Christians. He explains that this core belief focuses on the truth that Jesus Christ died for the sins of humanity and that those who accept Him will be saved and go to Heaven.
Jeffress points out that contrary to popular belief, the Bible plainly states that “God loves everybody and that He has provided a way for everybody to be saved,” If you believe and accept Him, you will have eternal salvation.
Jeffress talks about the belief in moral absolutes, which is the idea that some moral truths and standards are absolute and universal regardless of what culture believes. Jeffress states that in our culture today, morality has become relativistic. Still, the Bible gives us specific moral absolutes in the Ten Commandants, which provide clarity and structure to our lives and help us stand firm amidst the shifting winds of our culture.
This show gave us insight into the ten core beliefs from Dr. Robert Jeffress’s book What Every Christian Should Know: 10 Core Beliefs for Standing Strong in a Shifting World.
These ten core beliefs included spiritual warfare, eternal salvation, moral absolutes, sexuality, the inspiration and authority of scripture, the deity of Jesus Christ, the Trinity, the divinity of the Holy Spirit, the second coming of Jesus, and the inerrancy of scripture. By understanding these beliefs, we can stand firm in our faith and survive in a constantly shifting culture.