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January 02, 2015


   Beatitudes - 2 different lists: Why are the Beatitudes found in the Bible different? Are they the same beatitudes & Luke just added to some? Were they different sermons? [Matthew 5:2-12, Luke 6:20-26]

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   Christians Dating non-Christians: Should Christians date non-Christians? [2 Corinthians 6:14]

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   The Bible Mini-series: Caller didn't really think the Bible mini-series by Downey and Burnett was not biblical & wondered if Steve thought the same way.

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   The Number of the Beast: 666, is the number of man or the number of "a" man?

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   Jesus dying for the Angels: Jesus died for us humans beings, of course, but what about the angels? Could they repent as a result of Him dying on the cross?

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   Prophecy fulfilled by Hitler in 1945: 487 BC, 1945, Hitler, Stalin & Roosevelt died, all 3 of them, does Steve think that was fulfilling a verse in Zechariah [Zechariah 11:8]?

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   Apostasy has to happen first: Caller thinks there has to be a great apostasy that there has to be a great apostasy before Christ comes so how could it happen in 1st century?

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January 05, 2015


   Inanimate objects having demons: Can curses or spirits be attached to inanimate objects?

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   Holy Spirit: Was the Holy Spirit not active in people's lives before the cross? What about David, when he said, "Take not the Holy Spirit from me?" [Psalm 51]

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   Disagreement - Eternal Hell: Caller concerned Steve is wrong about not believing the traditional view of hell.

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   Followup about Hell: Steve does a followup re: the call he just had about hell.

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   Taking the Lord's Name in Vain: What does it mean to be taking the Lord's name in vain, swearing or professing to be a Christian & not being a very good representative?

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   Without excuse: The Bible says people are w/ out excuse because of nature itself, so what about people before Jesus?

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   Seeking Truth: Truth vs being in a relationship w/ Jesus, & eventually truth will be found out.

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   Sound Doctrine: Church takes a strong stand on Sound Doctrine, but how much doctrinal purity is important over just a relationship w/ Jesus?

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   Sound Doctrine: There are some doctrines that are VERY important, & this caller goes to a church where they can discuss doctrine they don't agree with

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   Calvinist/Regeneration: How can a person who is dead in trespasses & sins repent to God, if God didn't call them?

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   Free Will/Eternal Security: Aren't we sealed by the Holy Spirit, so how can we lose our salvation?

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January 06, 2015


   Strong Delusion & Satan Loosed: God says He's going to send a strong delusion. Are the Scripture in 2 Thessalonians & Revelation talking about the same time period. a delusion & Satan being loosed? [2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation 20]

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   Discussion about a previous call about Hell: Caller wanted to chime in & talk about the discussion he heard a previous caller talking about hell, & give his take.
Discussion about previous show: Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, JHVH, Talks about the first caller of the previous day's show, talking about hell, & how this caller didn't agree w/ those sentiments. How do we get "Yahweh" or even "Jehovah" out of YHWH?

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   Church of God (cultic variety): There's a Church of God that says Jesus was in Korea.

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   Lucifer is a queer demon: We have a prophet amongst us w/ new revelation.

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   Perspective's Program: Announcement about a ministry program happening.....Prospectives.org

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   Jesus is already here: Jesus is already here in America & so when are people going to start acknowledging that?

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   Street Preachers: Is there any Scriptural support of presenting the gospel the way Street Preachers do? What is the best way to share the gospel?

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   Having the Mind of Christ: What does it mean to have the "Mind of Christ"? [1 Corinthians 2:16]

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   Grace/Legalism: There seems to be a lot more legalism in our churches nowadays.

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January 07, 2015


   Rewards (to the Pharisees): What did Jesus mean when He said, "...they have their reward"? [Matthew 6:5]
God of the OT vs the NT: The God of the Old Testament seems to be different than the God of the New Testament, is this true?

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   Role of a Pastor/Preacher: A Pastor is supposed to feed the flock, but what should they specifically be doing? [1 Thessalonians 5:12-16]

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   Finances - NT/OT version: There seems to be a completely different role of the importance of finances in the Old Testament vs the New Testament.

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   Melchizedek: Who is Melchizedek?

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January 08, 2015


   Daniel (70th week): Jesus can't come yet because the 70th week hasn't happened yet. What does Steve say about that?

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   People coming out of Graves: Caller is impressed w/ the resurrection that took plce of a whole bunch people during Jesus' resurrection & wants to know why it isn't mentioned more, somewhere else. [Matthew 27:52-54]

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   Jesus & Eastern Religions: Wouldn't Jesus have been aware of all the Eastern Religions during His day?

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   Responding to 70th week: Caller called to rebut the 70th week in Daniel & the anti-Christ.

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   Easton's Bible Dictionary: Does Steve know where you can find an Easton's Bible Dictionay?

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January 09, 2015


   The 3 Views of Hell: Regarding the Universal Reconciliation view, does God want to just restore us w/ His consuming fire?

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   A 4th View of Hell: Caller wants to introduce a 4th view of hell.

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   The Book of Revelation: Steve doesn't believe that the book of Revelation is written for us today? What about the 1000 years? What about the Second Coming?

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   "Everlasting Contempt": How could the Universal Reconciliation view be possible in the light of these verses [Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46]?

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   Dating: Does Steve have anything on the subject of dating?

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   Purgatory: What's the biblical support for even slight evidence of a purgatory, if there is any?

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   Hell: All these verses talk about hell, so don't they all mean the same thing? [Revelation 20:14, Mark 3:29, Matthew 18:9]

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January 12, 2015


   Never Hearing the Gospel: Will people who go to hell who have never heard the gospel?

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   God's Glory, Shekinah Glory: Is john referring to the glory of Jesus in relation to what happened in the Transfiguration? [Matthew 17:1-9, John 1:14]

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   Sunday the Sabbath: A friend of the caller won't go to a restaurant or go shopping on Sunday because she thinks it's the Sabbath & we can't work or make others work. [Romans 14:5-6, Colossians 2:14-17]

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   Followup to working on Sunday: Don't go to restaurants not because of it being the Sabbath but because it might prevent people from going to church.

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   The Bride of the Lamb: Who is the Bride? I heard that it was something different than the church.

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   Once Saved Always Saved: Caller trying to figure out what is right, once saved always saved or not, especially in light of [Matthew 7:21-23].

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   Public Schools: It's a sin to put children in public schools, some think. What are Steve's thoughts?

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January 13, 2015


   Exegesis, Eisegesis & Existentialism: Michael the Buddhist starts a discussion about Exegesis verses Eisegesis & then talks about asks about Existentialism. (redo this question steve petersen!)

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   Kingdom of God: Establishing the Kingdom, is it the Kingdom during millennial reign we are in now? Caller is also concerned w/ how Jesus answered them [Act 1:6-9].

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   Jesus giving up Deity: Jesus was 100% God & 100% man, but didn't He divest Himself of His Deity?

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   People who never heard gospel: Caller wanted to followup on can people be saved who had never heard the gospel, & wants to cite Romans 2:11-15.

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   Children going to Heaven: Do children go to Heaven if they die?

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   Paul offering an animal sacrifice: Did Paul really offer an animal sacrifice? [Acts 21:23-26]

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   Attacked from the enemy: How would you describe being attacked by the enemy (the devil)?

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January 14, 2015


   3rd & 4th Generational Curse: Why do my great-great grandchildren have to pay for my sins? [Exodus 20:5, 34:7, Deuteronomy 5:9-10, Ezekiel 18:20]

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   Fasting - Negative connotation: God didn't want fasting or it wasn't always effective, is that what He was saying? [Isaiah 58]

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   God Hates the Sin, Loves the Sinner: We've heard the saying, God hates the sin, but loves the sinner, but there are places where it says in the Bible that God hates the wicked person.

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   Ethnic Israel having a future role: Does Steve believe ethnic Israel play a role in the end-times? What about all these passages of Scripture then? [Luke 21:24, Romans 11:25-32]

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   No Bibles Available in Church: Caller forgot Bible one time & asked if she could borrow one & the church didn't have one.
Prayer in Church: How much prayer should be happening in church?

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   Spouse being very problematic: What do you do when your spouse goes out of their way to be problematic, refusing to pray w/ you, go to church w/ you?

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January 15, 2015


   Denying the Lord: Can we Deny the Lord by our lack of works? Will He say He never knew us if He at one time DID know us? [Titus 1:16, Matthew 7:23]

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   Eastern Orthodoxy (about Hell): Heaven & Hell are actually thought to be the same place. Has Steve ever heard of something like that?

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   "Greater Works": What greater works was Jesus talking about that we would do? [John 14:12]

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   False Teacher/Disagreement: Caller is saying Steve said that Jesus said in Matthew 7:23, "I knew you, but not anymore", but that's a false gospel. [Matthew 7:23]

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   Bible Thumper/Gently Correcting: How can you not come across as Bible thumping as opposed to be gently admonishing someone who's doing wrong? [2 Timothy 2:24, Galatians 6:1]

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   Tithing: Caller has a friend who has told him he is wrong for not tithing. How do he share w/ him that he is wrong?

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January 16, 2015


   Perseverance of the Saints: Caller disagrees w/ Steve's stance of not having Eternal Security, not being once saved always saved & they have a long discussion about it.

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   Michael the Archangel & Moses: What exactly was the dispute over Moses' body anyway? [Jude 9]

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   Marriage & Divorce (Adultery): Are spouses allowed to go back to each other once they divorce each other, both getting remarried & divorce from those marriages? [Deuteronomy 24]

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   Perseverance of the Saints: Caller doesn't understand (re: the 1st call) why Steve doesn't camp on the words of Jesus, "All that the Father gave Me, I will not lose one". [John 6]

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   Marriage & Divorce (Adultery): Caller wants to followup what was discussed in the 2nd to last question before this one….husband forgiving & repenting.

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January 19, 2015


   Jesus' Name is Yeshua: A Messianic Jew minister told the caller that the name "Jesus" is useless, that He needed to be called "Yeshua".
Jesus being Allah in Africa: Jesus not being the Son of God in African countries but is just called, "Allah", has Steve heard anything about this?

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   A couple of jokes are exchanged: Michael the Buddhist shares a joke & Steve shares one.
Karma: What does Steve think of Karma just being the hand of God?

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   Eternal Security: What is meant by Eternal Security? What about someone who appears saved but dies in grave sin? [John 10:28, 1 Corinthians 4:5]

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   Cults not believing Gifts of the Spirit: Is it true that cults don't believe in the Gifts of the Spirit, don't get messages from God? Do Muslims ever hear from God?

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   Eternal Security: Caller absolutely believes in Eternal Security. (Healthy Discussion)

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   Eternal Security: Caller has been listening to J. Vernon McGee about falling away, & wants Steve's thoughts. [Hebrews 6:4-6]

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January 20, 2015


   Apostasy (vs Eternal Security): Caller has a friend who at one point really loved Jesus w/ her whole heart, mind & soul, but has completely turned against it.

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   Branches Bearing Fruit: Are there 3 different groups of Christians, Christians who bear fruit, Christians who don't, & Christians who break off, is that right? [john 15:1-5]
Falling Away (for Buddhism): If Steve were to fall for Buddhism, does that means that he fell from grace? 20 2, 2, 1025

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   Eternal Security: Jesus' sheep follow Him, He gives them eternal life, they shall never perish, is very clear to the caller [John 10:27-28].

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   Book of Enoch: It appears Jude quoted from Enoch, & so did he really quote from it or is it just happens that they were both talking about a similar topic? [Jude 1:14]

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   Once Saved Always Saved refuted: You can lose your salvation…..in contrast to the 2nd to last call before this one. [Proverbs 3:1-7]

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   Loss of Salvation: Can a person come back to faith after they have apostatized? (Hebrews 6:4-6]

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January 21, 2015


   Book of Enoch similar to Narnia: Did Steve say the book of Enoch was similar to the Chronicles of Narnia? What was the motive of the writers quoting from it?
Calvinism: How do Calvinists determine who are of the elect or not?

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   Illumination of Light: Once you are illuminated by the Light, why would you want to go back to darkness, Michael the Buddhist says Rusty seems to be saying?

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   God's Foreknowledge: God knows the end from the beginning, but doesn't determine the outcome, & caller as a result of this call learns that she actually is an Arminianist.

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   Tertullian & Lucifer/Fallen Angel: So did Tertullian believe & come up w/ Lucifer Falling from Heaven?
Zeal, even if misguided, is good: Even though caller thinks Rusty, who's been calling in a lot lately regarding the perseverance of the saints, is wrong, at least he has enthusiasm.

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January 22, 2015


   Obeying Righteousness: Looking for verses in the Bible about doing what God wants you to do, & not deviating from it, aside from the general ones of following the wicked.

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   Marijuana: What do you think of people using Marijuana as an alternative for the conventional medicine such as Prozac in treating depression?

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   Millennials: Caller read an article about not worrying about what the Millennials do.

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   Marijuana: Taking Marijuana for Depression, that can make you more depressed!
Spiritual Discernment: Objecting to the way a friend is raising her kids, is that Spiritual Discernment?

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   Jehovah's Witnesses: Have you had any dealings w/ the Jehovah's Witnessess, & how do you witness to them?

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   Power of God: How can or does a person rely on the Power of God?

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   Anti-Depressants: Fighting depression w/ Vitamins & Diet is the best way to go, this caller thinks.

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January 23, 2015


   Eternal Security: Once Saved, Always Saved, went to Calvinism for awhile, but have been learning in Revelation about overcoming, conquering, fighting the good fight.

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   Jesus & His Marital Status: Would it have been wrong for Jesus to take a wife & have children, & if it wouldn't have been, why did He chose not to?

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   The Book of Psalms: Does the book of Psalms have any rhyme or reason to the way it was put together?

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   "The Story": Does Steve know anything about "The Story"?

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   Turning away from Righteousness: Seems to be saying that those who were once righteous & turn away, their righteousness will no longer be remembered. [Ezekiel 3:20, 18:24]

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   Nutrition & Depression: A handful of Cashews is just as effective as a dose of Prozac.

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   Prophecy fulfilled: Is Ezekiel 12:11 talking about something that is going to happen in the future or has already been fulfilled? [Ezekiel 12:11]
The Two Witnesses: Who are the 2 Witness in Revelation 11?

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   Evangelism: Do people have the free will to how they will receive the gospel?
Jesus tarrying: Why is Jesus tarrying for so long in coming? Does anything else need to happen?

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   God being Cryptic: Why was God so cryptic in the Bible instead of just spelling it out?

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January 26, 2015


   Pre-Wrath/Mid-Trib: Is it a strong view that Jesus will come back right before the wrath, or right in the middle of the Tribulation?

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   Souls: When does the soul enter & leave the body? Grandfather is near death & just wondering what happens to the soul of aborted babies.

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   Irony about the Middle East: Shouldn't the Middle Eastern countries be rejoicing since they won't have to go through the tribulation?

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   Age of Accountability: Does the Bible talk about the Age of Accountability anywhere? [Isaiah 7:16]

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   Disagreeing w/ callers: Caller thinks Steve does a good job debating, & handles w/ grace the callers.
Baptism: Wants to get re-baptized even though he was baptized as an infant, ever since he repented; should he?

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   Being baptized privately: Pastor of a church said that 2 kids were going to be baptized, but baptized privately because they were too embarrassed to do it publicly.

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   Generational Curses: A believer could be a carrier for the next generation of curses. Give me information that helps refute this.

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January 27, 2015


   Lordship/Repenting (Continually): Some say you don't have to repent from sins, but from unbelief & that we don't have to keep repenting once you are saved.

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   Same-Sex Marriages: Red letter Christianity, we only have to do what Jesus said, so we don't have to worry about homosexuality since He didn't talk about it?

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   Rebaptism: Is it important to be re-baptized if I was baptized as an infant?
Belief You Can Move Mountain: If we have enough belief, we can move mountains?

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   Divorce: Exception clause, adultery, fornication. What about unlawful marriages? [Matthew 5:31-32]
Jacob blessing grandchildren: How was Jacob able to leave the birthright blessing/inheritance to Joseph's 2 sons?

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   Witchcraft vs Spiritual Gifts: An ex-witchcraft, Occult person who is now a Christian claims she has the spiritual gift to stop the wind. Caller didn't know how to tell her that was crazy.

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January 28, 2015


   Jesus' lineage being of David: Joseph lineage was full of sinners, & he wasn't really Jesus' biological father, so Jesus is just the seed of David by faith? [Matthew 1, Luke 3:23-38]

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   Addicted to Narcotics: How do I break the addiction of prescription drugs? I've tried everything!

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   Eternal Security: What about verses [John 10:28, 6:37] that seem to endorse eternal security?

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   Sanctification & Age of Accountability: How does a person who dies young who gets to go heaven not have to go through the process of sanctification?

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   Gifts w/ Attachments: I gave money as an incentive for grandchildren to read a book, & the parents didn't think I should add attachments to a gift.

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   Mary's Conception: Was Jesus any part of Mary? Did God just use Mary's womb as an incubator?
Jesus as a Child: Was Jesus aware of who He was when He was a kid (younger than 12)?
Becoming Sinless: Can we become sinless?

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   Jesus was conceived w/ immortality: Jesus was immortal, no death in Him. He wasn't capable of sinning, apparently. A caller just started rambling on.

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   World Events: The world seems to be getting worse & worse, & prophecy seems to be fulfilling itself, don't you agree?

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January 29, 2015


   Gospel of the Kingdom vs Grace: Is the gospel of the Kingdom of God the same as the gospel of Grace?
Kingdom of God & the Millennium: Is the Kingdom of God & the Millennium Related?

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   Eternal Security: People could become complacent w/ that doctrine, but caller has been studying the Bible in that prism, & don't you get credit by not believing it?

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   Falling Away: Steve & others don't understand how people can fall away, BUT the caller wants to explain how it's possible.

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   The Soul being Eternal: What does it mean the soul is eternal/immortal?
Great White Throne Judgment: Aren't Christians going to be in the Great White Throne Judgment also?

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   The Parousia (Full Preterism): Caller has been reading the book, Parousia by J Stuart Russell, & that there was a "dead zone" after 70 AD, & people were resurrected/raptured then.

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   Judge not: People at church tell me, who I am to judge, citing a verse in Matthew? What do you say? [Matthew 7:1, John 7:24]

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January 30, 2015


   Overcome with Doubt: Sometimes I have doubts about God really existing, Jesus existing. How do I overcome that?

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   "And this word": What does "this word" mean? Isn't this book talking about Jesus, & don't forget about Moses & the Law, but that Jesus is SO much better? Why is he referring to Haggai? [Hebrews 12:27]

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   The Law of the Atonement: The 2 Goats, one for Lord, one was as the Scapegoat. But what is "Azazel" (in the Hebrew)? [Leviticus 16:6-10]

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   Peter & Vision of Unclean Animals: Caller thought the vision of the unclean animals Peter had was just talking about the animals/diet, but it was talking about people. [Acts 10, 11]

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   Faith in America: Caller thinks has a theory on why so many people are having trouble w/ their faith in America, & the remedy for it.

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   The Book of Revelation: I have a friend I debate w/, sharing w/ him partial preterism, but he's suggesting I'm adding or taking from the book. [Revelation 22:19]

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   Recognizing Relatives in Heaven: Will we know our relatives in Heaven? What age will be appear in Heaven? Will we be speaking the same language in Heaven?

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   Rick Warren & Islam: Has Steve heard of Rick Warren trying to merge Islam w/ Christianity?

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   Rick Warren: Caller wanted to say that he personally knows Rick Warren, & knows that he is a very reputable man, not trying to merge Islam & Christianity.

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