Helping a Socialist:What are your thoughts on someone who I have been financially helping, who I just learned is very socialistic? I now don't want to help anymore. How I should handle it? Recommended: Topical lecture, "Toward a Radical Christian Counter-culture."[1 Timothy 5:3, Matthew 25:22, Matthew 20:12, 2 Corinthians 8:15, 2 Corinthians 5:14, Exodus 16:18].
Apostasy vs Sin Separation Us from God:Could you explain the verse "no one can pluck us out of His hand", but also scripture that says that sin separates us from Him and we are no longer His children?" [John 10:29, I John 1:9, Isaiah 53:6].
Adulterous Woman & the Writing in the Dust:[Do you see a parallel between the story of the adulterous woman and what was written in the dust and the referenc in Jeremiah 17? [John 8:7, Jeremiah 17:13].
Made in the Image of God:What is the proper view of being "made in the image of God" and the charge to become more like God, both in contrast to the danger of thinking ourselves like God (or gods), as in the New Age philosophy? [2 Peter 1:3-11, Genesis 3:5].
America's Decline:Caller shares an article about the moral and physical decline of America and suggests possible use in evangelizing. (google; type in "America Number One in stress fear anger & obesity"). [Ephesians 2:12, Psalm 144:15].
Difference between the Old & New Covenants:What is the difference between the Old & New Covenants, because both are conditional and require obedience and faith? Was there no salvation in the old covenant? If there was, how would the Hebrews get salvation? Recommends lecture on Hebrews 11. [Genesis 15:6, Hebrews 11:6].
Buddhist Caller; Something Greater:Isn't it natural to want to trust in something greater than ourselves, especially when we are aging and facing decay and death, which is what we often call God? [1 John 2:1-2, Ecclesiastes 7:2].
Bible Text Completed:The church I am attending seems to think that the scripture "when that which is perfect has come" refers to the New Testament, and that the gifts of the Spirit have ceased. What do you think? [1 Corinthians 13:10-11, 1 Corinthians 1:7].
Early Church Structure:You stated that the "Plymouth Brethren" denomination was a good example of early church structure-what about the important purposes of the priests as in my Catholic Church? [Matthew 21:33, John 21-22, 1 Corinthians 10:21, Romans 15:15, Romans 12:1, 1 Peter 2:5, Hebrews 13:15, Jeremiah 31:34, 1 John 2:27].
Anger Control:How can I get victory over my anger, as I continue to fail and it hurts my testimony? Recommended; "Refuse to be Offended" under topical lectures. [Ephesians 4:26-27, Mark 3:5, 1 Samuel 11:6, Ephesians 4:31, Jonah 4:4, Psalm 103:8, 2 Timothy 1:7, Galatians 5:22-23].
Gift of Tongues or Cessationism:Do you need to have a sign to prove that you are filled with the Holy Spirit, like speaking in tongues? What about the "Strange Fire" conference by John MacArthur and his position against these gifts? [Luke 10:18].
Angry God:If God is not an angry God, why do we need an advocate? [2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 2:1, 1 John 1:9, 2 Corinthians 5:19, Romans 3:23-25, Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 18:12, 1 Peter 2:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21].
After Death Experiences:Is it true that we don't remember anything on earth after we died, and where is "absent from the body, present with the Lord?" [Psalm 146:4, 2 Corinthians 5:6-8, Philippians 1:21].
Parables; "Mustard Seed" & "Leaven in Dough" Symbolism:Could you talk about the parables of the mustard seed, and the leaven in the dough? [Matthew 13:31-35, 1 Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 13:3-23, Daniel 4:21, Daniel 4:12, Ezekiel 31:6, Ezekiel 17:3, Ezekiel 17:23].
Jesus Not Always SO Sweet:Comment; The church is mistaken about how sweet Jesus always is and the following verses show this. [Matthew 7:23, Revelation 2:22-23, Revelation 2:5, Revelation 3:16, John 14:9].