Spirit of America Rising with Humble Brian The Great: Michael the Buddhist thinks Steve needs to get on the program with the Humble Brian the Great as a guest & share his beliefs. Michael the Buddhist calling about Michael the Buddhist: Michael the Buddhist calls back to reply to caller who called the week before about him being indecisive, & he tries to explain why he's not a Christian.
Michael the Buddhist: Michael the Buddhist is a popular fellow of late, people wondering about him (a call was about him last month also). Size of the Universe: Why did God make the universe so big? Are there possibly other planets like ours, other "experiments" God has out there?
Lucifer being the Satan (or not): Caller has always been under the impression that Satan was the fallen angel Lucifer, had never heard of another view, until he heard Steve talking about it. [Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28, Revelation 12:3-9, Luke 10:18]
Mark of the Beast & Sunday Keeping: I need some Scripture to refute that anyone who does not keep the Sabbath will be receiving the Mark of the Beast & won't go to Heaven. [Colossians 2:16-17, Romans 14:5-6]
Calvinism: Would it be unjust for God to make a group of people who had no possibility of salvation, & throw them in hell? Isn't that the same think as you saying that God just created the devil to be a tempter & then God punish him for it? Isn't that the exact same thing?
"You are gods": What does it mean in Psalm 82:6 "you are gods"? [Psalm 82:6, John 10:24-26] Jesus as the Son of God: Is this why the Jews were so offended when Jesus called Himself the "Son of God", they knew Psalms 82 was just poetic language calling people gods? Why did Jesus call Himself the Son of Man? He got that from Daniel 7:12, right? [Daniel 7:12] Jesus as the Son of Man: But what about Ezekiel even being called that more than Jesus?
Dispensationalism: So John Darby's main thing was to convince people that the church & Israel were 2 separate things, is that right? Steve's view of Eschatology: So is Steve's view of the last days (eschatology) a mixture of several view points, & what verses does he use?
"You are gods": Another caller wanted to opine about "you are gods". [Psalm 82:6, John 10:24-26] Understanding Truth: Sayings in one language & cultures would not be understood in other languages & cultures.
Sola Scriptura: What does Sola Scriptura mean, a Catholic asks a Protestant, because all the problems, divisions that the Protestants are having stems from that. Catholic Church the only way: Anyone who is not under the umbrella of the pope or in the Catholic church are not saved, caller's Catholic friend says.
The Book of Nehemiah & Joy: How do you apply "the Joy of Lord is my strength", we get strength from His joy? [Nehemiah 8:10] Manasseh killed Isaiah:
Is it true Manasseh killed Isaiah? [Isaiah 9:21, 2 Chronicles 33:13] Not Loving Jesus Most: Where is it in the Bible where Jesus says if people love their mother or father more than Him, they are not worthy of Him? [Matthew 10:34-38]
Anabaptists: Is it true there were people who disagreed with the Catholic Church before Martin Luther, such as the Anabaptists? Generational Curse: Do we inherit sinful patterns from past generations unless we break away from it?
Young Earth Creationism: They have a new teacher in a Christian school that is a Theistic Evolutionist, & caller has been leering about old earth & just wondering why Steve doesn't believe it. "Days" has meaning different meanings, he's learned.
Michael the Buddhist: Michael wants to avoid pain, but the thing we need to get away from is sin, so he needs to change his entire belief structure. Lewis Sperry Chafer: Caller reads a quote from Lewis Sperry Chafer & wondering what Steve's thoughts are on it, about works & Calvinism.
Peter denying Jesus 3 times: Was Peter compelled to deny Jesus 3 times, especially in relation to what Jesus said in Matthew 26? [Matthew 26:31] Meditating on the Word of God: What does Steve mean by meditating on the Scripture?
Conservative & Liberal Christians: Caller has trouble w/ both Conservative & Liberal Christians, because conservative tend to be legalistic, while liberal Christians, anything goes. Inspiration of Scripture: What exactly does "inspiration", "inspired" mean when we are referring to the Holy Scriptures? [2 Timothy 3:16]
"Refuse To Be Offended": Where can that lecture be found on the Narrow Path Website? Tithing: Caller thinks the onus is on Steve Gregg to show where it says we don't need to tithe. [Revelation 22:18-19]
Laws that we keep & don't keep: How do we know what laws to keep or not, from the Old Testament? The 10 commandments we hold to, right? Building Altars to Worship God: What about building little altars to worship God, extracting stuff from Old Testament stories?
Baptism & Partaking of the Lord's Supper: Can a person be a part of the Body of Christ, but not fully a member of the Kingdom of God, but yet be able to break bread (for example, if they haven't been baptized yet)?
King Solomon: Would you say King Solomon died saved or unsaved? [1 Kings 1-12, Ecclesiastes 12] God allowing bad things to occur: God doesn't do bad things to us, but does He allow bad things to happen to us? [Hebrews 12]
Getting a New Bible: Caller is considering getting a E. W. Bullinger Companion Bible, would Steve recommend it? What is a good one? Genesis 5 genealogy: Cain is not in the genealogy of Genesis 5. Why not?
Jesus Turning Water in Wine: Jesus reaction to His mother seemed like He was a little angry at her for asking, & wondering if anyone heard Him say that, & after all that, He ended up performing it anyway. [John 2]
The word "God": What does the name/ word "God" exactly entail? Jesus the Son before Incarnation: So did Steve say Jesus was not the Son of God before the Incarnation in one of the lectures the caller heard?
Not all Israel, are Israel: Would you help me sort through the context and meaning of the 'hardening in part' of Israel and 'not all are Israel, who are Israel'? Who is the 'olive tree'? Who is the 'all that will be saved'? [Romans 9-11, 9:6, 9:27, 11:7, 11:25-26, 11:5, I Kings 19:18, Isaiah 10:22].
Distinction between Promises & Prophecy: Lady is claiming that since not one of Jesus' bones would be broken, she could claim that that prophecy/promise that HER bones weren't be broken. [John 19:36, Psalms 34:20]
Let him that is Holy remain Holy, Let him that is Filthy remain Filthy: What does, "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still"? [Revelation 22:11]
God's Glory in the Temple: Did God's glory remain in the Temple throughout the entire time until Jesus declared God had left it? [Ezekiel 11:23, Ezekiel 43:4, Matthew 23:8] Wailing Wall (Western Wall): (aka as the Kotel) What about the Wailing Wall, how come it wasn't destroyed since Jesus said not one stone upon another will remain? [Matthew 24:2]
Divorce & Remarriage Concern: Caller is concerned if his 2nd marriage is valid or not. Canonization of Scripture: "All Scripture is God-breathed", does that include the books of the Apocrypha? [2 Timothy 3:16]
Demons being in Hell: Where does it say anywhere in the Bible about the demons being cast in hell? How can they be being judged right now because they sure seem to be wandering around the world right now? [2 Peter 2:4]
Hell: We don't really know how hell is going to play out. There's no concrete teaching on anything in Revelation for that matter. Blood Moons: What does Steve think about all these "Blood Moons" coming up one right after another?
Hell Israel: Caller thought there was a verse in Isaiah that we are only partially separated from God, & Steve references 2 Thessalonians 1:9 in answer to that. [2 Thessalonians 1:9] Lucifer: Comments about Israel from previous calls he's heard. Every time we call Satan Lucifer he's probably laughing since calling him that would be venerating him because it means worshipping.
God being Angry at Sinners: Did Jonathan Edwards have anything to do w/ the idea that God is Angry at Sinners? R. C. Sproul & Romans 9 - 11: What was Steve saying yesterday about R. C. Sproul & Romans 9 - 11?
Meeting Jesus in the Sky: Caller is having a hard time understanding why we are to meet Jesus in the sky if He's coming down here to the earth? [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17] Clouds: Are they going to be literal clouds when He comes down? [1 Thessalonians 4:17]
Animals in Heaven: Animals in Heaven. Steve is very dedicated: Steve being dedicated to his Ministry. Red letter Edition - Don C. Harris: Is Steve familiar w/ Don Harris or the ministry of Red Letter Edition?
Seeking the Face of God: What does "Seeking the Face of God" mean? Prodigal Son: A born again Christian can be spiritually dead again, is that reasonable to think? Although it is true that the prodigal son story was before the born again experience happened after the cross. [Luke 15:11-32]