Rapper FLAME's recent album Extra Nos chronicled his journey from a Calvinistic to a Lutheran view of justification, sanctification, and assurance. When I asked for questions for a recent Q&A program, nearly every response was related to the doctrines discussed on this EP. I decided to spend the whole program dealing with these specific questions, especially as they are all related to one another. Three in particular were addressed:
1. What is the difference between a Lutheran and Reformed understanding of assurance?
2. Are Lutheran and Reformed doctrines of justification distinct?
3. How do Lutherans interpret passages which tell Christians to examine themselves?
The full discussion can be found on the podcast here.
A video on the section about assurance can be found below.
-Dr. Jordan Cooper