Mark of the Beast: If you take the mark of the beast, can you still be a Christian? Making a Cake for a Same-Sex Couple: What are the considerations a believer should have about making a cake for a same-sex wedding?
Abomination of Desolation: Could you help me understand "abomination of desolation"? [Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20] Image of the Beast-The Abomination of Desolation: Does Thessalonians reflect the same imagery as the "abomination of desolation"? [2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 13]
Analogy for the Trinity: Do you think that Space, having height, width, & length, but in totality is still space, a good analogy for the Trinity? Spiritual Warfare, Michael, The Restrainer: Was Michael, the Archangel, the restrainer, referred to in Daniel 10? [Daniel 10:13, 21, 12:1]. Michael, Retraining Man of Lawlessness: Is Michael, the Archangel, the "restrainer" of the "man of lawlessness"? [2 Thessalonians 2:6-7, Jude 9].
Choosing Salvation for our Children: Is this verse saying that the children of Christians will be saved, if we choose life for them? [Deuteronomy 30:19] Blue Ribbons, Fringe, & Black Israelites: As a particular religious sect suggests, do we still have to wear Blue Ribbons and fringe, since scripture says, "from generation to generation"? [Numbers 15:38].
Symbolic vs Literal Bible Interpretation: Why do you take some things in the Bible as symbolic rather than literal, when it seems so clear that it is more often meant to be literal? [Revelation 1, 17, 4:5, Zechariah 14, Judges 9, 14].
Appointed or Chosen: Is the word for "appointed" in these verses correct? Does it mean appointed to the word, thereby making it an argument against Calvinism? [I Peter 2:8, Acts 13:48] Foul Language (Cussing or Swearing): What do you think about using foul language (cussing & swearing)? [Ephesians 4:29, James 3:1-12].
Everlasting, Not Always Forever: Could you review what you understand about the word often translated "everlasting" (aionios, olam), not always meaning actually everlasting? [Psalm 24, Jude 7]. Defining Who the Apostles Were: Didn't the apostles have to be those that actually interacted with Jesus directly?
Alcohol in an Church Evangelistic Outreach: I wonder what you think about the response I got from my pastor regarding my objections regarding our church plans to serve alcohol for an evangelical outreach? [I Corinthians 9:22, Galatians 6:10].
Races: Do you think there is more than one race? Genesis Limited to Only This Galaxy: Do you think that the Genesis account refers to only our own galaxy? [Genesis 1]. Benny Hinn & Other Christian Figures: What do you think of Ernest Angley, Benny Hinn, and Jonathan Hansen?
Tithing when you are Poor: Does not scripture suggest we should test God by tithing even if we don't have much, and He will supply our needs? [Luke 6:38, Matthew 6:33, I Timonthy 5:8]. Tithing when you are Poor: Can you give money to your poor mother, rather than to the church? [I Timothy 5:8].
Her Desire Will be for Her Husband: Does the scripture about a woman's desire being for her husband in Genesis, actually about a woman wanting the take over the role and position of her husband? [Genesis 3:16, 4:7].
Annihilation View of Hell & a Child: If the annihilation view of hell is correct, then what happens when a child dies? When are they held accountable? Are they in hell forever? [I Timothy 6:16, Matthew 10:28, 19:14, Isaiah 7:16].
Ex-Mormon's Testimony: Mike extends gratitude to Steve for helping to lead him out of Mormonism, while maintaining strong faith in Christ, instead of becoming an atheist, agnostic, or embracing other errors of the faith.
"Markan Sandwich Technique" & the Fig Tree: Have you ever heard about a literary technique the "Markan Sandwich Technique", as in the cursing of the Fig tree? [Mark 11:13-21, Matthew 21:18-22]. Cursed Fig Tree in Jeremiah: Is the cursed Fig Tree in Jeremiah about the Temple in 70 AD ? [Jeremiah 8:13].
Forgiven Sins-Past, Present & Future: Do you agree with Dr. Michael Brown in that only our past sin is forgiven when we are converted to Christ, and future sin requires repentance? [2 Peter 1:9, I John 7, 9].
Adding to or Subtracting from the Bible: Caller thinks Steve should tell the (former) Mormon caller about not adding or subtracting to the Bible, which he thinks the Book of Mormon does. [Revelation 22:18-19].
Worship Service in Church: What form of worship should take place in church, when worshipping in Spirit & Truth? What should it look like on a Sunday morning as far as the raising of hands, singing, and so on? [John 4:19-24, 5:42, Isaiah 29:13].
No Longer a Slave to Sin & Walking in the Spirit: If we have the capability of not being a "slave to sin" does that mean that we have the power, by grace, to not sin? What if we stumble?[Romans 6:6, 7:14, 24-25, 8:1, 4, Galatians 5:16, Luke 15:11-32, James 3:2].
Woman Taken in Adultery: If the Jews had stoned the woman taken in adultery, wouldn't they have violated Roman Law? Death Penalty: When was it made clear to thee disciples that it was no longer their job to stone people that violated law? [Romans 13].
Steve Gregg & Calvary Chapel: Why did you leave Calvary Chapel? Lonnie Frisbee (Calvary Chapel): Did you know Lonnie Frisbee? Pre-Tribulation Rapture: If the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a false doctrine, then isn't Calvary Chapel full of false teachers? And what should we do about this?
Sin that Keeps Reoccurring: How does one deal with reoccurring sin that seemingly can't be beat? How does God forgive in this situation? [Matthew 1:21, I Peter 2, Psalm 119:11]. Tribulation & Rapture: Could you clarify more about the various positions on the tribulation and rapture? [I thessalonians 4:16-17].
Dual Fulfillment of Prophecy: What do you think about dual fulfillment of prophecy? [Isaiah 8, Hebrews, Psalm 89:29, Matthew 24, Revelation]. Seven Churches in Revelation: How do you see the significance of the seven churches in Revelation? Matthew 24: Do you think that Matthew 24 has implications for both past and present? [Matthew 24].
Smoking Cigarettes: Do you believe that smoking cigarettes is a sin? [Romans 6:14, I Corinthians 6:19-20]. Obesity or Gluttony: What about the sin of obesity or gluttony? [Philippians 3:18-20, I Corinthians 10:30-31].
Zacharius & the Course of Abia: What do you know about Zacharius and the "course of Abia"? [Luke 1:15]. Serpent Seed Doctrine: What do you know about the "Serpent Seed" doctrine? [I John 3:12-15, 8:44].
Kenosis Theory & the Bethel Movement: Because of my concern about the Bethel movement and Bill Johnson's teaching, I am trying to sort out the "Kenosis Theory"? [Philippians 2]. Hillsong Music Bans: Do you think it is an over-reaction to not ban singing of Hillsong music?
Trinitarian Personhood of the Holy Spirit: Is there evidence in scripture for the actual personhood of the Holy Spirit, particularly in light of having no name, and that we not been directed to pray to Him? [I Corinthians 1:3, Galatians 1:1, John 14:16, Acts 6:11-13].
Repentance in Hell: Doesn't the Hebrews 9 verse prove that there is no chance to repent after death? [Hebrew 9:27]. False Teachers Today: Why do Christians not root out and expose false teachers like Rick Warren, the Pope, and Hillsong, among others, more agressively?
LDS View-Unbroken Chain: How do you respond to the very important LDS view that one must have someone lay hands on them from an unbroken chain in order to be filled with the Holy Spirit, or baptize others? Qualifications for Church Leadership: What do you think the scriptural qualifications are for starting or leading a church? [I Timothy 3, Titus 1].
Holy Spirit Brings Unity: Is it the job of the Holy Spirit to bring us into unity? One Scriptural Interpretation Allowed: How would you assess the claim that the Holy Spirit would only allow for one interpretation of scripture, because the Holy Spirit would not allow for less than unity? [Romans. 14]
Gender & False Teaching of Jezebel: Should not Jezebel's gender also have been subject to reprimand in Revelation when she was teaching false doctrine? [Revelation 2:20, I Timothy 2:12-15, Matthew 23:23, I Corinthians 7:8-9].
Abraham Sacrifice of Isaac: Comment on Abraham's faith when told to sacrifice Isaac. [Hebrews 11:19]. Only 144,000 Saved: Why are there so few at the end, if only 144,000 are saved? [Revelation 7:1-8, 14:1-5, James 1:18, Ezekiel 9].
Denying Christ: Didn't Peter deny Christ, but was still allowed to follow Christ? If we try to save someone by denying Christ, like our child, God would know we didn't mean it, right? [Matthew 10:33, John 21].
Denying Christ: One must keep in mind our public witness if we ever deny Christ, even if it was to save someone. Greek Interpretation & Elders, Pastors, Teachers: The Greek words (such as "kai") can be interpreted in more than one way, so what is the guide for determining which meaning is meant, as in the passages about elders, pastors & teachers? [Ephesians 4:11, I Peter 2:25, Galatians 6:16, I Timothy 3].
Trinity: The Father & the Son also indwell the church, too, just like the Holy Spirit, don't they? [John 14:21] Nicaean Council & the Trinity: Unitarian & Oneness is more accurate than the Traditional view of the Trinity, according to the caller. [Dayna will have to figure out how to word this question....I have NO idea what he's saying, or what to write of what he's asking! She missed a couple questions, so she'll write them once this is posted & she has time!]
Who is Left Behind: In Matthew when speaking about those left behind, who do you think the ones left behind are? Are they being left behind for judgment? [Matthew 24:40]. Beating Sin's Temptation: When we are face tempting sin, how do we beat the temptation to continue to be right with God? [James 1].
Steve's Book on Revelation-Comment: Just a word of appreciation for Steve's teaching and his Revelation book. Uncleanness in Old vs New Testament: Can you clarify the difference between "uncleanness" in the Old Testament and its spiritual application in the New Testament? [2 Corinthians 6, 7:11] Isaac & Ishmael: Can you help me to understand the significance of Isaac & Ishmael? [Galatians 4:21-31].
Jesus in Hell (Hades): Can you help me understand how or why Jesus went to hell (Hades)? [Psalm 16, I Acts 2:27, 31, Luke 23:43]. Michael Dare Not Condemn Satan: Why did Michael not dare condemn Satan in the book of Jude? [Jude 1:9].
Beast Into Hell in Revelation: How do you explain the verses about the beast and false prophet cast into hell if this is about 70AD? [Revelation 19]. Revelation about End Times: What parts of Revelation do you apply to 70 AD?
Coronavirus: What do you think about the Coronavirus and its ramifications? Can One Lose Their Salvation: Do you think someone can lose their salvation? [2 Thessalonians 2, Hebrews 3:1, 12, I John 5:11, Luke 15].
Calvinist Views of Election & Predestination: Could you talk about the Calvinist views of election, being chosen, and predestination held by some of the leading Calvinists, such as Calvin and Sproul? [Romans 8-9].
Christians Universalism & Reconciliation: How can one consider Universalism or Universal Reconciliation, when it is not possible for everyone to be saved and justify it scripturally? [Matthew 26:24, Hebrews 9:27].
Signs for the Coming of Christ? Could you talk about the signs for the second coming of Christ, particularly in the second half of Matthew 24? [Matthew 24:34-44, I Thessalonians 5:1-5]. Recommendation of Steve's Book on Hell: Caller highly recommends Steve's book on Hell.
Demons: Can demons be something more broad, like a worldview, or attitude, or something similar? [John 8:31-32]. Love One Another to Unarm Demons: If we just love one another, would that sufficiently render demons ineffective? [John 8:31-32].
John the Baptist: What can you tell me about the life of John the Baptist, and also about his association with Elijah? John the Baptist: Do you think that we know so little about John the Baptist, because he didn't want to steal the thunder of the coming Jesus? [John 3]. John the Baptist: Didn't Jesus say that there is "no one greater born of a woman", but John the Baptist, but Jesus was born of a woman, so how to you harmonize that? [Luke 7:28, Matthew 11:11].
Teaching Gender Identity: Can you comment on my conviction in trying to raise my future children with respect toward their gender and the differences between the sexes? [Genesis 1, I Corinthians 11, Deuteronomy 22:5].
Woman Taken in Adultery: Do you think that Jesus would have agreed that the woman taken in adultery should be stoned, if the Roman government had allowed stoning? Gossip & Envy-Crimes Worthy of Death: How do you assess the list of crimes like gossip and envy, being identified as worthy of death? [Romans 1:30-32].
Angels & Heirs of Salvation: Does Hebrews indicate that people, referred to as the "heirs of salvation",receive the ministering of angels even before they are saved? [Hebrews 1:14, Romans 8:17]. Angel Identity and Tasks: Does Hebrews 1:14 shed any light on how to understand Daniel 11:1 and the task and identity of angels? [Daniel 1, Hebrews 1:14].
Peter & The Holy Spirit: Peter could not have possessed the Holy Spirit at the time of his denying of Christ, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come at Pentacost, right? [John 7:39]. Identity of the Rich Young Ruler: Do you think that "the rich young ruler" was Saul (Paul)?
Cain's Sacrifice Unacceptable to God: Do you think that it is possible that the reason Cain's sacrifice was unacceptable to God was because he had a wicked heart as it says in Proverbs? [Proverbs 15:8].
End Times Cashless society: In light of recent government plans to make a cashless society, do you still think that it is a sign of the times according to Revelation and the U.S. is not the 2nd beast? [Revelation 13:11-13].
144,000 & The Twelve Tribes of Israel-Now or Then: Were there Jews from all 12 tribes in Jerusalem in the 1st century, so that we can identify the 144,000 (from all 12 tribes) as the believing Jews at that time, rather than at the end times? Trinity Added to the Bible by the Pope: Did the trinity concept get added to the Bible by the pope? [I John 5:7].
Jesus' Being Impolite: What do you say to someone who finds some of Jesus' statements difficult, such as, describing one not saying "thank you" to a slave? [Luke 17:10]. Jesus-My Friend: What about when Jesus called you friends, not servants? [John 15:12-17].
Authority to the Popes to the Apostles: Do the popes have the authority of "binding and loosing" that Jesus promised to the apostles? [Matthew 16:19, 18:18, 2 Corinthians 8:23]. Mary & the Saints Perfected in Righteousness: Relative to the Catholic claim that Mary and the saints are prefected in righteousness, are we not already prefected in righteouseness in Christ? [3 John].
Coronavirus Pandemic Controls: Would you comment on my struggle with the government controlling the closure of businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic? Government Control on Sunday Gatherings: Would you comment on the government controlling us by restricting our attending Sunday worship gatherings?
Hell-Which View: Would you articulate your own stand of the 3 views of hell? Do you believe that hell is eternal? Importance of Understanding Hell: Isn't our understanding of hell far too important not to know? [2 Thessalonians 1]. Death and Hell: Is there anything in the Greek and Hebrew that better describes what kind of death we suffer, and how permanent it is, that will help us understand the consequence of sin and hell?
Relating to an Angry Atheist: How do I converse with an extreme atheist, who is on the attack? Not Defending My Faith Well: Is it a cop-out to dismiss an angry atheist, if I don't think I can defend my faith well enough to take him on?
Baptism-Immersion: How did we get the pagan practice of being immersed in the ritual of baptism? [Hebrews 10:9]. Baptism Ritual Ended: Didn't Jesus do away with the practice of baptism and other ritual washings? [Hebrew 9:10, 10:9, John 3:25, 4:1f].
Kingdom of God Enacted: Are we at that place in God's timeline suggested in Genesis 3, where the kingdom of God is enacted and progressing-in the crushing of Satan's head? [Genesis 3:15, Romans 16:20, Psalms 47:3, Kingdom of God: Who is being grafted into the kingdom - is it now primarily gentiles, rather than the Jews? [Romans 11:11f].
Angry with God: When a believer is disappointed or angry with God, Is it always sinful, or does God actually welcome our feelings? [Job 13:15]. Psalms, Prayer & the Human Heart: Do you think that God put the Psalms in scripture to just give an example of the human heart?
Church Leaders - Not Exhibiting Love: What do you think about a worship leader in our church who indicates he just doesn't like some people and avoids them? [I John 4:7-8, John 13:34, Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 13]. Mean Christians Sharpen Us: Could it be that unloving or mean people are there to sharpen us, like the scripture says? [Proverbs 27:17].
Jephthah's Sacrifice of His Daughter Could you share your thoughts of the story of Jephthah and if the offering was actually a burnt offering of his daughter? If so, how would that be reconciled with our God? [Judges 11:30-31, 39].
Plea the Blood of Jesus: Is it wrong to "plea the blood of Jesus" over your house or other goods? Plea the Blood of Jesus: Is is wrong to "plea the blood of Jesus" over your house or other goods? [Revelation 12:11]. Distancing Oneself from One's Family Member: Is is wrong to distance myself from my brother, if I don't think he is a good influence around my family?
Who Flies Away?: Are the people who fly up into the skies at the return of Christ, the believers, or will the believers be left on the earth? [Luke 17:33-37, I Thessalonians 4:17, Matthew 24f, Psalm 91].
Second Coming of the Lord: Does Luke 17 & 2 Thessalonians passages refer to the same thing - the coming of the Lord? [Luke 17:32, 2 Thessalonians]. Judgment of the Wicked: Is the same word used for "body" in where the eagles are, the same word for body in the body of Christ? [Luke 17:32, Job 39:30, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, Psalm 91:10].
Elijah-Prophecy Yet to Come: Is the prophecy from Elijah about "turning of the hearts of the fathers toward the children" about abortion and prophecy to still be fulfilled? [Malachi 4:6, Matthew 11:14, 17:10].
Full-Preterist View of "No More Pain": Can you help clarify the belief that the Full-Preterist view that all has been fulfilled already, suggesting that we are in the age where there is no more pain, etc.? [Revelation 21:4]. Signs Yet to be Fulfilled: What passages of scripture give prophetic signs that you think are yet to be fulfilled? [Matthew 24:34, Hebrews 6:1-6].
Thank You to Steve for His Show: Thank you for teaching outside the common theological box. Ezekiel - Type of Christ: Was Ezekiel a type of Christ because of the frequency of the use of "the son of man" when he was referred to? [Psalm 8:4].