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July 01, 2016


   Enjoying Pleasure: What kind of pleasures are we referring to here in 2 Timothy? Are we talking about evil pleasures or about pleasure-seeking, & if it's the latter, how does it reconcile with 1 Timothy 6:17? [2 Timothy 3:1-9, 1 Timothy 6:17]

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   Married & Divorced, became Christians & Remarriage: Caller wants to know if their marriage is legitmate after her husband & her became Christians but having married & divorced before that? [1 Corinthians 7]

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   Lord's Supper & the New Covenant: Do you think Jesus inaugurated the New Covenant actually started in the upper room or after the resurrection?

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   Circumcision for Today: How does circumcision apply to us today? [Deuteronomy 30:6]

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   Marriage & Divorce & Remarriage: Another marriage question with a lot of factors.

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   Crucifixion Location: Was Jesus crucified in Jerusalem or outside of Jerusalem?

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   Crucified on Mount of Olives: sites of where Jesus was crucified & buried, is it possible that Jesus was crucified on the Mount of Olives?

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   Son of Man Standing on the Right Hand of God: What is the significance of Jesus STANDING at the right of God as opposed to SITTING at the right hand of God, why is He? [Acts 7:54-56]

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   Praying for Someone's Salvation: what good does it do to pray for someone to be saved if it's ultimately up to them?

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   Time of the End: When is "the time of the end" referring to? [Daniel 12:4-9, Daniel 8:17]

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   Better Job with Insurance: Should we encourage a husband to try to get a better job so he can get insurance to pay for the birth of the child his wife is about to have in light of this verse? [1 Timothy 5:8]

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July 05, 2016


   Pleading the Blood: Can you explain what "pleading the blood" means?

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   The Emergent Church: What is the emergent church?

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   Immediately in the Presence of the Lord or Asleep: When we die, do we go immediately to be w/ the Lord or are we asleep until He returns?

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   Lesbian Marriage: Christian man asked to give away a lesbian in a wedding ceremony. [1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Matthew 19:1-9]

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   Armour of God: The Armour of God, isn't the Sword the Living Word of Jesus?

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   Flat Earth Christian Believers: Even Christians believing the Earth is Flat. [Amos 9:6]

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   Standing on the Right Hand of God: Jesus STANDING at the right hand of God as opposed to sitting, caller wanted to followup on a question he had heard about it recently. [Acts 7:54-56]

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   Seed time & Harvest: What is Seed-time & harvest? Is it related to prosperity preaching?

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   The Cult of the Bethel Church: Caller thinks Steve needs to call out the Bethel church & warn against it?

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July 06, 2016


   Leadership Encouraged to Read the Bible in a Year: What do you think about a church insisting that members read the Bible in a year if you want be involved with leadership in the church?

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   Leaving Faith to find JW Faith: My former sister in law left catholic faith & some Jehovah's Witesses came to her door & now all of a sudden she has found faith again.

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   Marriage & Armour of God: Caller did a followup of a marriage situation & armour of Christ.

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   KJV Only People: The King James Version only people, why do they even think that, how does it even happen & why is it incorrect to believe?

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   JW theology: Caller wants to talk about the Jehovah's Witnessess, the salvation army, the Amish & community. (Very bad quality audio.)

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   Typology of Israel Gathering back together: Caller would like Steve to talk about Old Testament passages of scripture prophesying the supposed re-gathering of the Israelites into their land, but being just being examples of types & shadows of us for New Testament believers.

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July 07, 2016


   Welfare System in Ancient Israel: People say this resembles the welfare program we have in this country? {leviticus 19:9-10]
Justifying Abortion with the Bible: Does a passage in Exodus 21:20-24 justify abortion? [Exodus 21:20-24]

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   Tribulation in 70 AD: Does you think the tribulation happened in 70 AD? [Matthew 24:21, Luke 21:20-24]

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   Jehu receiving commendation from God: Jehu, Ahab, & Jezebel, how is it that Jehu did terrible things and gets a commendation from God? [2 Kings 10:30]

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   KJV only: Caller thinks the KJV is the only way to go, that there's missing verses from the NIV. (very bad quality audio.)
The EVS by Calvinists: Was the ESV written by Calvinists?
Calvinistic Teachers: Should we listen to teachers who believe in Calvinism?

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   KJV Only Issue: You said there is no scripture to KJV only mindset, shouldn’t we only have ONE translation? He says he gets confused with all the other translations. He thinks we need to have moderation. [2 Peter 1, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]

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   Casting out of Demons by the Spirit: How are False Christians/Prophets able to make demons depart from Jesus, because didn't He also say that "a house divided against itself cannot stand"? [Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 12:25]
The 10 Bridesmaids: Caller is wondering that since the bridesmaids are virgins & are supposedly betrothed to the bridegroom, does that mean that they were all Christians? [Matthew 25:1-13]

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   Demons cast out by only Fasting & Prayer Text Missing: Caller has heard that in some translations the phrase, "some (demons) can only be cast out by fasting & prayer" & was wondering if that was true or not. [Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29]

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July 08, 2016


   Having Faith: Where does faith come from? Why does Jesus ask them why they have such little faith when they did have faith? [Matthew 17:20]

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   Saul to Paul: Why did paul change his name from "saul" to "paul"?

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   Marriage Vows Acceptable: matt 5:33-37, marriage vows, should they be allowed since Jesus told us not to make an oath?

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   Yeshua the name of Jesus in Hebrew: michael the Buddhist wants to know if Yeshua is the name of Jesus in Hebrew?
Feeling the Christian Love but remains Buddhist: Mike says he could almost become a Christian because he feels the love.

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   Alliance Against Israel: In studying Isaiah 7, the king of Syria & the king israel wanted to persuade the king of judah to create an alliance against Syria & do you have a verse that bears this out? [Isaiah 7, 2 Kings]

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   Greater Works than Jesus: What did Jesus mean by they will do "greater works" than Him? [John 14:12]
"In the Beginning" in John: What is the meaning of "in the beginning" in the beginning of the gospel of John?

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   Taking Up Your Cross: What does "take up your cross", mean? [Luke 9:23]

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   Michael the Buddhist almost persuaded: A listener calls in anticipating that michael the Buddhist will be calling in to say he's a Christian. [Acts 26:28]

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July 11, 2016


   Young Earth Creationism: Why does Steve lean towards more of a young earth creation over an old earth? What evidence? Because even Ken Ham says that you have to be able to interpret the data correctly.

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   Married in the eyes of God or not: In the eyes of God is the caller married? He thinks Steve should know just by the knowledge he has about his situation. [John 5] (call continues after break.)

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   Tribes of Judah & Benjamin: restoration of the 10 tribes from babylonian captivity, and the tribe of judah & benjamin will be fulfilled, according to caller's friend. Can Steve explain why it's not so? [Ezekiel 37]

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   Evangelizing to a Pagan Society: what is the role of the Christian in preaching repentance to a pagan society? (Street Preaching) What does doing the "Great Commission" entail?

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July 12, 2016


   Confessing Sin & No More Sacrifice for Sin: Caller thinks that 2 verses seem to be in conflict with each other involving sin, being able to confess our sins & having no more sacrifice for sins. [1 John 1:9, Hebrews 10:26]

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   Distinction between Soul & Spirit: Is there a difference between the soul & the spirit? (Trichotomist vs Dichotomist)

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   Stopping the Sacrificial System: What caused the cessation of them? How do the Jews atone for the sins nowadays?

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   Animals, humans, souls & spirits: Is it possible that animals only have body & soul but no spirit like us humans?

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   Types & Shadows, Types & Anti-types: Is there a type & anti-type here, vessels of mercy, about Israel coming together with the Gentiles? David is a type of Jesus. [Hosea 1:10-11 & Hosea 2:14, Isaiah 10, Isaiah 40:1, Romans 9:23]
Stripes & Beatings for Believer or Unbeliever: Are the stripes for both the Christian and the non-believer or just the Christians? [Luke 12:35-40, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Peter 10, Isaiah 40, Isaiah 10]

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   The Weaker Vessel: Are women the weaker vessel? In what way are they? [1 Peter 3:7]

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   Soul, Spirit, Trichotomist & Dichotomist: Dichotomy is more popular among Calvinists, the caller thought Steve like might like to know, following up from a call he heard early in the show.

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July 13, 2016


   Flat Earth Advocate: Caller wanted to call to balance comment about a Flat Earth, advocating a Flat Earth, saying that Steve needs to listen to Eric Dubay & all his proofs.

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   Lot Giving over His Daughters: Caller thinks it's abhorrent about Lot’s bad behavior of giving his daughters to be used by strangers. [Genesis 19:8]

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   Studying the Bible for Yourself: You talked the other day about studying the Bible for yuorself, self-study, but do you have any suggestions on how i should go about that?

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   The Called, Chosen & the Faithful: Is the verse that says, "they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful", 3 different groups because what about the verse, “many are called, but few are chosen” [Revelation 17:14, Matthew 22:14]

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   The More You Learn the More you don't know: Trying to learn what the scripture means, the more you learn the more you realize you don't know!

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   Good Manners being Taught in the Bible: We teach our children to say please, how come the Bible doesn't teach us to do itgoo or other good manners?

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   "Christianity Today" Magazine: "Christianity Today" magazine, have they gone liberal?

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   Once Sealed, Always Sealed: When someone is saved, are they permanently sealed?

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July 14, 2016


   Doubting the Inerrancy of Scripture: Can a person who doubts the inerrancy of Scripture be a true Christian?

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   Martin Luther & Once Saved Always Saved: Martin Luther didn't believe once saved always saved, though it would be hard to lose your salvation.

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   Mother Concerned about God not being for Him: Mother concerned about her son’s confusion & feeling like God is not for him. [Romans 8:31, 1 John 4:9]

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   Soul That Sinneth, It Shall Die: The soul that sinneth, it shall die, Eccles 9:5, the dead know not anything. [Ezekiel 18:4 & 28, Ecclesiastes 9:5]

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   The Kingdom of God: Caller likes your lecture about the kingdom of God.(Recommend a book called, "Emperor of a Risen Son", about the Kingdom of God.)
Jesus Speaking in Parables: Why would Jesus play what appears to be mind games w/ those listening speaking in parables?

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   Adam as Ancient of Days: Caller has been witnessing to Mormons/LDS's & they think that Adam was Ancient of Days? [Daniel 7:9-22]

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   Different or Same Judgment: Are we talking the same or different judgments here? [Matthew 7, Matthew 28]
Calvinism & Arminianism: What is the difference between calvinism & arminianism?

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   Restoration of all things by John the Baptist: Was John the Baptist the fulfillment of Elijah, & what did he mean by the restoration of all things? [Malachi 4:5-6]

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July 15, 2016


   Sinful Acts & Holy Acts: Can you tell me aboout sin, sinful behavior & actions, compromise of one’s commitment & personal holiness?

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   Repentant for Sin: HGow do i deal with sinning every day, repeating the same behavior, even after i have conviction about it?

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   Soul, Spirit & the Heart: Are the Soul, Spirit & Heart all the same?
Satan Reading our Mind: Does Satan know our inner thoughts?

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   Original Sin, Sinful Nature & Universalism: Caller has been listaening to a person who doesn't believe in original sin & that universalism is false, but that some people who follow Christ don't have a sinful nature. What does Steve think? [Romans 5:12-21]
Jesus not Healing Everybody: How come Jesus didn't heal everyone that He saw when He was here? Isn't Calvinism parallel to that, only selecting some to heal, some to save?

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   Numeric Symbolism (390 & 40 Years): What do the 390 & 40 years, for a total of 430 years mean? What is the symbolism of laying on the left side & right sides? [Ezekiel 4:1-6]

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   Bound on Earth, Bound in Heaven: What is meant by what Jesus said about what His disciples about what is bound on earth will be obound in heaven, & what is loosed on earth will be loosed in heaven>

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   Questioning the Traditional View of Hell: I've read your book on "all you want to know about hell, 3 Christian views" & am an annhilationist myself, but what is your official viewf? Revelation 20:14]

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July 18, 2016


   Reptence & It's Importance to Salvation: what is repentance & how essential is it to salvation? (A lot of techinical issues throughout this show.)

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   King James Version of the Bible, but older Texts: So there are older texts that were discovered after the King James Version of the Bible was written?

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   Bart Ehrman & Daniel Wallace Questioning the Christian Faith: Have you heard the debates Bart Ehrman/Daniel Wallace had, questioning the Christian faith & how valid they are?

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   The Catholic Church, the Pope Succession, & other Apostles: When did the Catholic Church start saying that Peter was the first pope, & that he had successors of popes after? Do they have successors for the other apostles?

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   The Lost Sheep of Israel: What did Jesus mean by "the lost sheep of Israel"? [Matthew 15:24]

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July 19, 2016


   70 AD or the Second Coming of Jesus: Is Matthew 24:14 referring to 70 AD or or the end of the world, Jesus second coming? [Matthew 24:14, Colossians 1:6]

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   Steve Gregg's Spiritual Life: What is Steve's spiritual life like? To whom does he pray? [1 John 1:6-7]

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   God's Foreknowledge & Predestination: Can you talk about God's foreknowledge & who He predestinated, & do you have any lectures that speak on the issue? (recommends, "God's Soveriegnty & Man's Salvation".) [Romans 8:28-29]

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   Full Preterism Heretical: Do you consider the hyper-preterist (full preterism) view heretical?

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   Christian Band Music: Are you familiar with the Band from the 70s by the name of “Free Fair" (Fare?)?

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July 20, 2016


   Ignatius' & Calvinism: There's a discussion going on that there was no Calvinism before Augustine & none of the church fathers did, but Calvinists try to say that Ignatius' writings indicated that he did.

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   Baptism Essential for Salvation: You HAVE to be baptized in order to obtain eternal life, is this true? [Mark 16:16, John 3:5]

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   Baptism Symbolic: I thought Baptism was just symbolic? Yeah, we need to obey, but I thought it was just symbolic? Do I need to get baptized again?
Gates of Hell not Prevailing Against the Church: The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church, so the catholic church thinks this applies to them because they been around since the apostles time & the Protestant Church hasn't, they say. What do you think about this?

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   Re-baptism: Should I get re-baptized? Presbyterianism seems to think that'd be rejecting your original baptism & denying Jesus' blood?

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   Elder Quaiications & Accountable to Who?: Qalifications for being elder, who are they accountable to? [1 Timothy 3, 1 Timothy 5:22-25]

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July 21, 2016


   Remedy Paraphrase Bible: What is Steve's opinion on the new "Remedy" paraphrased Bible?
Sola Scriptura What is Steve's opinion on "sola scriptura"?

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   Atonement for your Lives: How come the rich don't have to pay more & the poor less, & you can buy atonement & what is atonement?

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   The Sincere Believer & the Calvinist: Does the Calvinist View say that if somebody called upon Jesus who's name was not written in the book of life, that Jesus wouldn't answer Him, or would they say they would never knock on the door in the first place?

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   Christian Church Established: When did the church begin> At Pentecost? [Matthew 16, Matthew 18, Acts 2]

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   Holy Spirit in Charge of the Church or Jesus the Head: Is the Holy Spirit is in charge of the church? Isn't Jesus the head of the church?

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   Tithing: So you don't think tithing is any longer biblical?

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   Meaning of a Passage in Isaiah: Can you please give some insight into this passage of Scripture in Isaiah? [Isaiah 8:18-20]

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July 22, 2016


   Sincerity is What Matters: Ssome say it doesn't matter if you are Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, Muslim, or anything, as long as you are sincere. What say you?

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   Saving America: in view of the current situation our country, what can we do to save America?

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   Ashes to Ashes: Why is it that you hear "ashes to ashes & dust to dust", where does that come from?

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   Dead to the Law Through the Law: What is Paul saying here, "dead to the Law through the law"? [Galatians 2:19, Romans 7:9]

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   Light before the Sun during Creation: What was the light before the Sun was made, & what about the vegetation on the 3rd day? and the earth is flat, caller believes.

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   Christians Voting: What is our responsibility in voting as Christians, especially of candidates who aren't very good?

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   Jacob have I loved, Esau have I Hated: "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated", I've always been troubled with that passage of scripture [Malachi 1:2-3, Romans 9:13, Genesis 29:30-31]

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July 25, 2016


   Salvation from Man's Perspective: Is there any warrant in saying these verses apply to man's perspective of salvation? [John 1:12, Acts 16:31, Acts 13:48, Titus 2:14, Luke 15:8-32]

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   Sincere Believers in wrong Faith: Sincere believers in the wrong faith will be viewed by God how?

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   Touching Jesus & not Touching Jesus: Why did Jesus say not to touch Him in one instance and then had someone touch Him in another? [john 20:17, John 20:27]

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   Only Elect Being Saved: So if you are not elect you are just doomed to hell, no chance for you? What is the point of God creating you if you aren't going to glorify Him? (God's Soveriegnty & Man's Salvation lecture recommended)

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July 26, 2016


   God's Creatures Suffering in Hell: Caller talking to an atheist/agnostic, but the only problem that his atheist has is, why would God create a hell (to torture His creatures)?
Evidence of Historic Jesus Aside from Bible: Is there any evidence outside the Bible what there actually was a historic Jesus?

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   Suicide an Automatic Hell Sentence: would like to know about suicide because an acquaintance recently just did it, & does that mean automatic hell?

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   Sundry Times & Diverse So we are all done w/ prophets & people having visions, etc., because Jesus was the last & ultimate Prophet?

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   Marian Apparitions: What is Steve's opinion of Marian Apparitions?f

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   2 Peter Authoroship Caller heard that 2 Peter wasn't written by Peter. Is that true?
Mark first Gospel & Plagiarized from: Was Mark the first gospel written, & everyone else "plagiarized" from his gospel?

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July 27, 2016


   Dishonoring Father Changing to Mother's Maiden Name: What does it mean to honor your parents, & what do you think about me changing my name to mother's maiden name? [Ephesians 6:1-4]

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   Grind Him to Powder & Broken if you Fall on Stone: What does this verse mean? [Matthew 21:44]
Addressing Satan: Is addressing Satan Biblical? [James 4:7]

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   Following the Light: What will God do with those that adhere to a wrong religion, but are sincere? [John 1:9-13, John 10:16)

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   Tower of Babel: Is everything that happened in these chapters true, including the Tower of Babel?
Confusion of Language in Babel: Why did God scramble the languages during the Tower of Babel?
Uniting Europe: What about trying to unify Europe?

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July 28, 2016


   The Cathoilic Church, Trinity & the Bible: A Catholic caller calls to talk about the Trinity, & points out that from the same Bible people say you must believe in the Trinity but others say you don't. Caller wants to know where you go to resolve issues.

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   Born-again Leaders trying to fulfill Prophecy: President Bush is acting relative to prophecy or fulfillment of Prophecy.

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   Once Saved Always Saved: I believe in once saved always saved, but also believe in once saved we can also lose our salvation!

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   End of Days: When is the end of days, end of world or 70 AD? What did the apostles think about the timing? [Daniel 12:13]

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   Soul & Spirit: Caller makes an analogy soul & spirit comment

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   Age for Baptism: Is 11 yrs old too young for baptism or not?

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July 29, 2016


   Judging: What kind of judging are we supposed to do & not do? [1 Corinthians 5, Romans 14, James 4, John 7:24]

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   Generosity to People: Distribution of goods within the church, people seen to be taking advantage of the church generosity. Should there be some standards?

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   The Four Winds: 4 winds, end times implications [Revelatoin 7:1, Matthew 24:31]

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   Feeding the Poor: Homeless ministries/ limitations on recipients [Proverbs 21:13]

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   Holy Spirit Living Defiled Temples: It says the Holy Spirit lives in our body, but how can He live in my body if it's all cancerous? Praying in Jesus' name

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   Remarry Again: Living with ex-husband but hesitant to remarry.

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   Lecture Series on Dispensationalism: Do you have any lecture series on Dispensationalism?

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   Infidelity of Father: Father’s infidelity, allowing him to be around his grandchildren, how to treat him in the future?

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