Episode 161 Show Notes for Dr. Jay Grimstead Interview
My guest today is the author of “Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible: Proclaiming the Truth on 24 Controversial Issues”…Dr. Jay Grimstead…
Dr. Jay Grimstead is the founder and director of the Coalition on Revival. He was a personal friend and co-laborer with the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer on the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy and considers Dr. Schaeffer his mentor. Dr. Grimstead is a favorite among the young, high school and college age generation because of his offbeat, rollicking sense of humor and fresh perspectives – and he worked for 20 plus years with the international youth organization - “Young Life.” For many years since then, he has been a leading visionary and networker among Christian groups around the world. Amen!
Dr. Grimstead, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today…I want to make a note that we, as a Christian people, are coming up on the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther nailed his 95 point thesis to the church door and launching us into the Reformation…so I really appreciate your work all the more.
And, although this book was written a few years ago, congratulations is in order on this great book, “Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible: Reclaiming the Truth on 24 Controversial Issues” – this book has to be a MUST READ for anyone in the ministry! Folks, you need to get this book – it will give you the ammunition you need to refute those who want to attack Christianity and the Inerrancy of the Bible! It should be part of the added arsenal of books at seminary schools across America! And I do not add that kind of endorsement often, amen!
Tell us about ICBI and how you actually came up with the idea and was able to get major Bible Scholars to come on board with you?
Tell us about the “Coalition of the Bible” and how it started? How is this different than ICBI?
You were told back in the 1970’s to “tone it down,” right? Tell us about that and what you would have done differently from what you actually did.
Now, the “Chicago statement on hermeneutics” – this came about because some Liberal preachers were trying to figure out a way around the “Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy” – how was that received by the Liberal leaning pastors and churches?
Many church pastors are afraid to utilize “church discipline” according to the Bible standard. We see people doing things as church members – and sometimes church leadership – that 50 years ago would have caused them to be ex-communicated from the body! I guess I have two questions on this:
1. How do you recommend pastors to get back to church discipline according to Biblical standards in today’s liberal and legal lawsuit prevalent society?
2. Is it even possible for the church to reclaim that kind of discipline?
Dr. Jay, I appreciate you taking the time to come on our broadcast today. This was an eye opening interview for me! Praise God! You have given me and the listeners to this broadcast a lot of information to think about – and all BIBLE BASED information at that! Thank you!
If anyone wanted to reach out to you, ask you a question or perhaps to do an interview like we have…how can they get ahold of you? Can you give your contact information for them to do so?
Folks, before we close, I want to encourage you, one more time, to go to Amazon and order Dr. Jay Grimstead’s book, “Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible” – you really, REALLY need to add this book to your library – especially if you are in the ministry!
For Dr. Jay Grimstead and myself, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau, reminding you to BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT YOU DO!