|Jesus, Vinegar, & the Cross: What was the Vinegar, & why did Jesus refuse it at first & then accept it, & are there any examples of Him drinking wine? John 19, Mark 15:35|
Fermented Wine: Did Jesus actually drink fermented wine or not?
|Sheep & Goats: When do we come a Sheep or a Goat? [Matthew 25:31-46] Wasn't David's son who died at 2 years old a sheep? Are we all sheep & become goats?|
People's Level of Importance: Why is the President esteemed so much important than a garbage man?
|Redefining Marriage: God has certain sins He detests, so what do I do about churches that are redefining what marriage is?|
|Lectures on Unity: The caller really enjoyed the lecture series "Strategies for Unity". How long has Steve been teaching on that subject?|
|Apologetics: The caller said that an atheist said that if God exists, He is a perverse since He's responsible for so much evil.|
|Discipleship: Caller wants to know the best way to teach Discipleship like Steve does.|
|Associating w/ the Sexually Immoral: Caller has a hairdresser who is gay, but they've been having deep conversations, wanting to witness to him. What does Steve think? [1 Corinthians 5:9]|
|Thomas B. Welch: Caller just wanted to know Welch was the first person to introduce the process of pasteurization of grape juice.|
|Go with Them 2 Miles: How far do you need to really take that, when someone wants you to walk a mile, to walk two w/ them? [Matthew 5:41]|
|The 70th Week: If the "He" is referring to the Messiah, how did He make a covenant w/ them for one week (7 years). Did the Church Fathers see a gap between the 69th & 70th week? What is the wing when it says, "on the wing of abominations"? [Daniel 9:27, Romans 15:8]|
|Calvinism: We were enemies of God at one point? If Calvinists think God's always loved the elect & will always hate those who are not, how does this passage of Scripture work? [Romans 5:10]|
|Christian Reconstructionism: The caller would like to know about 1 of 5 pillars called, Theonomy.|
|Prodigal Son: When Jesus said the story about the Prodigal Son, this was in a Jewish setting? Luke was writing to the Gentiles? The prodigal son had a broken & contrite heart, so that was why he didn't bring a sacrifice, like what David said in Psalms 51? [Luke 15:11-33, Psalms 51:17]|
|Witnessing to Hindus & Muslims: The caller would like to share the gospel w/ co-workers who are Hindu & Muslim, & wants tips on how to do it.|
|The Great Apostasy: Are we in the Great Apostasy spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2 right now? |
|Tetrad Blood Moons: All these Blood Moons that everyone is talking about, they aren't even visible in Israel this year, so why the hysteria!|
|Honoring Parent Despite Abuse: Caller is wondering how she & her sister should honor their father despite his abuse.|
|Sealed by God: What does it mean to be sealed by God? [Ephesians 1:13, 4:30, Revelation 7]|
|Book of Esther: The book of Esther does not mention God, Lord, Jehovah, or any reference to Him at all, & that made the caller not care for the book.|
|Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage: Caller knows she's at fault for the situation she's in, & is wondering what she should do.|
|Follow-up to first call about Abuse: Caller has idea what the girl should do.|
|Ruling & Reigning over Whom: Who are we going to rule & reign over in eternity? [2 Timothy 2:12]|
|Women Teaching/Preaching: What does Steve think about women teaching in the church?|
|Mary as a Surrogate Mother: Was Mary just a surrogate mother for Jesus?|
|Countering Mormon Thought:
Jesus & God being 2 men, otherwise what Jesus was saying could not be true. And that the doctrine is not of Jesus but of God. [John 8:16-18, 7:16-17]
|Archived Radio Shows:
Where are your archived radio shows? They are not up on your website. [Editor's Note: You can find them on Matthew713.com]
|Thoughts & Actions:
Can you separate yourself from God by your thoughts….not just your actions?|
|John the Baptist:
"….As it is written of him." What WAS written of John the Baptist in the Old Testament? [Mark 9:13, Isaiah 40, Malachi 3:1, 4:6]
|Daniel & a Demon Resisting Him:
How was it that a demon was able to resist Daniel's prayer...it taken over 20 days. How could that be possible?|
(follow up to first call) Jesus' exegesists His own meaning of He & the Father are one. [John 10:30, 17:22, Colossians 2:9]|
|"Today thou shalt be w/ me in Paradise":
What does Jesus mean that the thief would be with Him in Paradise THAT day in relation to what He says in other places, saying He went to hell? [Luke 23:43, Revelation 1:18, 1 Peter 3:19]|
|God "tried" to kill Moses:
What was happening in Exodus 4:24-25, why did God try to kill him, why was his wife Zipporah angry w/ him? [Exodus 4:24--25]
Why doesn't God intervene & stop bad things from happening, especially for Christians who were praying when they were killed?
|Genesis Being Taken Literally:
What do we make of all naturalistic, scientific opinion, the radio metric, isotopes of long range dating if Genesis is to be taken literally?
|Gospel of Mark Date of Writing:
When is it believed that the Gospel of Mark was written & distributed?
Abomination of Desolation: What is the Abomination of Desolation, when did it occur & how did it occur? Were the Disciples still alive when it happened, & IF they were, how come they didn't say anything about it? [Mark 13:14, Daniel 9, 10, 11]
|Jesus Being Resurrected:
Why was it necessary for Jesus be resurrected? Why wasn't just the death on the cross enough? Why not just go to heaven spiritually?
|Creationism & Scientific Textbooks:
Caller wants to discuss the call he heard about being able to take Genesis literally.
|Joseph Prince - Grace Message:
Caller wondering about the Radical Grace Message that Joseph Prince teaches, Grace, Faith & Works.|
Losing One's Salvation: Caller would like Steve to talk about the possibility of losing one's salvation."
|Soft Libertarianism: What does Steve know about Soft Libertarianism?|
Love Not the World: Caller doesn't like what John MacArthur said about Love not the World, [1 John 2:15], and him spiritualizing it. What does Steve know about what it means?
|Mythical Unicorn: Were there really Unicorns? Or, does the bible passage mean something different?|
|Dominion over the Beasts: Misinterpretation of the word "dominion". Should it be "stewardship" over the beasts?|
|Being justified to Kill: Is it ever right to kill in defense of yourself or your family? What about mercy killing? Should Christians participate in war?|
|Conscience & Witness of God: God & your own conscience would know when we did wrong, so what is the relationship between one's own conscience & that of a Higher Power?|
|Ishmael & Isaac: Can Steve explain how the Ishmael & Isaac story panned out? How was the blessing passed down through Isaac? [Genesis 25]|
|Duration of Jesus' Death: Where did Jesus go during His 3 days of being dead? Why did He tell Mary not to touch Him after He was resurrected? [John 20:15-17]|
|Hinduism - Krishna: Caller believes in Hinduism, especially in Krishna. What does Steve know about him? Did he really exist?|
|Ishmael: God blessed Ishmael, but He said say he would be like a wild ass, being against every nation? What did He mean by that?|
Purgatory: A comment about Purgatory.
David: David being a man after a God's own heart.
|Muslim not believing Jesus is God: Caller has a friend who is a Muslim. They don't believe Jesus is God, but believe that he is the Son of God, & don't believe in the Holy Spirit. He also doesn't believe in 6 literal days because no light for 3 days before the Sun.|
|By Grace Through Faith: Caller thought she knew what "Grace Through Faith" meant, but discovered she might not, & wants to run it by Steve to see if she's right. [Ephesians 2:8-9]|
|Doctrine & Teaching: What is Paul saying in 1 Timothy 4:12-16 about Teaching & Doctrine? [1 Timothy 4:12-16]|
The Devil having been Lucifer: Caller wants to confirm that he heard Steve say that he doesn't believe the view that Satan was at one time the fallen angel, Lucifer?
|Substance Abuse, Homosexuality, Calvinism, their 5 points: Caller has had trouble w/ pot, alcohol, Homosexuality, & is becoming a Calvinist & would like Steve to explain the point about Total Depravity.|
|Drum Usage in Church: Does using drums in the church have a pagan connotation so they shouldn't be used?|
Cremation: How is God able to put all the ashes back together if people are cremated?
|"Do not defraud your brother in this matter": Caller wants to know what "Do not defraud your brother in this matter" means. [1 Thessalonians 4:3-6]|
|"Groaneth & Travaileth in Pain": What does Paul mean by "...the whole creation groaneth & travaileth in pain…"? [Romans 8:22]|
|New Apostolic Reformation: Does Steve know anything about the New Apostolic Reformation?|
Apostles & Prophets: What about the distinction between the OFFICE of an apostle or prophet verses just HAVING the Gift of Prophecy? [1 Corinthians 12 & 14]
|Soul Sleep: What about the RIGHTEOUS immediately going to be w/ be Jesus, & then the wicked sleep until He comes for their judgment? [Philippians 1:23]|
|Commentaries: What is Steve's favorite commentary? Where do you go to a church where they are charismatics, believe in ALL the Gifts of the Spirit?|
|Jesus Speaking Differently: Jesus seemed to speak differently to the soldiers vs how He spoke to Mary on the morning of the resurrection. Can God actually speak to us? (Editor's Note: Admittedly, don't QUITE understand the question.)|
|Taking the Bible Literally, Selectively: A friend of the caller said that Christians just take what they want literally out of the Bible, so that makes the Bible not true.|
|430 years in Galatians 3:15-18:
When does Steve think that 430 year period started & ended?
|Abraham & Melchizedek:
God was behind the war that Abraham fought, Melchizedek praising him for his victory, & does that do away w/ Pacifism? [Genesis 14:18-20]
|Forgiving Other People:
I've heard it said that if you say the sinner's prayer, become a Christian, but then don't forgive others, you will not be forgiven yourself.
|Marrying a Non-Christian:
Caller has been living w/ girlfriend for 6 years; he's a Christian, but she is not. Caller's pastor has suggested they get married since they are living together.
|Good Commentaries/Dictionaries: Caller called back from a few a shows ago, asking for clarification about good commentaries & good Bible Dictionaries, & wants knowledge like Steve.
Apostles in Moderns Time: Are apostles & prophets for the present time?
|Son of Man: Why is Ezekiel referred to as "the son of man" 90 times in the book of Ezekiel?
Vision of the Bronze Man: Going away from the sacrificial system but coming back to it, is that what that vision is saying? [Ezekiel 40-48]
The supposed gap between the 69th & 70th week. [Daniel 9]
|Conflict between 2 statements in
the NT: There seems to be a complete contrast between Demetrius said & what the town clerk said, so why? Not quoting Paul correctly or city clerk minimizing what Paul said? [Acts 19:23, 35]|
|Passover or Feast of Unleavened Bread: In 1 Corinthians 5, is Paul talking about the Passover or the Feast of the Unleavened Bread? [1 Corinthians 5:7-8]|
|Salvation from the Bible: Taking our Salvation only from the Bible, Tom the Catholic disagrees. Baptism saves. [Matthew 19:25, 10:22, 24:13, Mark 16:16, John 6:50]|
Church is built on Apostles: Church is gone, invisible!
|Adam & Eve Sinning: If Adam & Eve were "perfect", why did they sin? [Genesis 1:31]|
|Falling Away: Can Steve please give explanation of the falling away Scripture? [Hebrews 6:4-6]|
|Demon-Possession: Caller thinks she has a relative that is demon-possession, so could Steve please talk about it? Could she have the power through Christ?|
Books on Possession - John Nevius: What was the book you were mentioning about demon possession? (Answer is: "Demon Possession" by John Nevius.) (Also, Demon Possession By John Warwick Montgomery)
|God's Glory, God being around evil: Moses couldn't see God's face because of His glory, it says in some places that He can't be around evil, but Satan traveled up & down to Heaven.|
|Homosexuality: Caller is concerned about dreams he's having about being in homosexual relationships, & past sexual sins.|
Alcohol: Is it a sin to have a couple glasses of wine every night to deal w/ these problems?
Jesus Communicating w/ Us: Does Jesus really commute w/ us, verbally? Has He ever personally talked to Steve Gregg?
|God the Genuine Article: Even if one could prove that God existed how would we know we found the right one?|
|Adam & Eve's Children & Incest: How did Adam & Eve's children not be incestuous relationship when they got married, had children?|
You do to the Least of These: When Jesus said, "When you've helped the least of My Brethren, you have helped Me", who was He talking to, fellow Christians? [Matthew 25:40]
|Wrong Advice re: First Caller: Caller is a little concerned that he missed a golden opportunity w/ the first caller re: homosexuality & alcohol.|
|Shmita - 7th Year Rest - Jubilees: What does Steve know about the Shmita, every 7 years letting the soil rest? What about Jubilees? |
America's Economy: Is America's economy about to collapse?
|Encouraging First Caller: Caller wants to encourage first caller about Homosexuality & trying to cover it up w/ alcohol, & just to "forgive himself".|
|Fear of the Lord: What is the "Fear of the Lord"? Isn't hating evil the beginning of the Fear of the Lord? [Proverbs 9:10]|
|Friends & Relatives Who Die Lost: How do we deal w/ the thought of people we know who have died who were not followers of Christ?|
|Followup About Previous Show: Caller wants to comment about previous day's show re: Homosexuality & Alcohol & the lady who criticized Steve for missing the mark w/ him.|
|Prayer for a Homeless Person: Caller wants prayer for somebody who has recently found themselves homeless.|
Advantage Being Raised Solidly: Being raised correctly, having a solid, well-adjusted family gives you more of an advantage over some who had a troubled life. [Proverbs 22:6]
|Open Theism: Are there just some things that God does not know? Such as, Why the Tree of Knowledge if He knew Adam & Eve were going to eat it? Why the Abraham & Isaac test? [Genesis 3:4-7]|
|Testimony about Addictions: As a result of hearing a couple phone calls regarding the caller about homosexuality & alcohol, a caller wanted to share his testimony re: drinking.|
|Calls from People w/ Addictions: Steve comments about after getting calls from people w/ addictions, how he gets it from both side of the fence about what he said.|
|Transfiguration - Not Tasting Death: Caller could like to know about the Transfiguration & people not tasting death until they saw His glory.|
|William Lane Craig & Molinism: What does Molinism mean?|
|Spouse Saved by Default: If a husband is saved, he justifies the wife, or if the wife is saved, she justifies the husband, is that the way it works? [1 Corinthians 7:14, 1 Peter 3:1-6]|
|A Christian Marriage: What constitutes a Christian marriage?|
|The book of Ezekiel: Why are the prophecies given out of chronological order?|
|Falling Away & Can NOT Repent: Can Steve please explain the 2 scary texts in Hebrews about falling away? [Hebrew 6:4-6, 10:26-27]?|
Why are some verses missing?
4 different kinds of Baptisms: There are only 4 kinds of Baptisms in the Bible, is that right? Being immersed in Water, in the Holy Spirit, in Fire, & in the baptism of Suffering?
|Atonement: Healing is not part of the Atonement, so it doesn't fall under the Christus Victor or the Penal Substitution? [Matthew 8:17]|
|Joseph's Genealogy: Why did Matthew spend 17 verses talking about Joseph when he wasn't even related to Jesus? [Matthew 1]|
|Circumcision: Did Steve Gregg have his children circumcised? We have better hygiene than in the OT so why would it need to be done for THAT reason? [Galatians 3]|
|Trinity: How important is it for Salvation that we believe in the Trinity?|
|Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit didn't indwell the people of the OT, only upon certain people? [Psalm 51, 1 Peter 1:10-11]|
|Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: Shouldn't we be actually saying "Pray for the Salvation of Jerusalem"? [Psalms 122;6-9]|
|Baptism by Immersion: Does it have to be baptism by immersion only?|
|Old Covenant: Is there any point in reading the Old Testament since we are in the new Covenant? Shouldn't we just focus on the New Testament since we aren't under the Old Covenant anymore?|
|Gift of Mercy: What does it mean to have the "Gift of Mercy"? [Romans 12:8]|
|Soul: What is a Soul? Caller has been studying w/ Jehovah's Witnesses, & it has made him have to think about it.|
|Confessing our Sins: Do we have to continually confess our sins? Do we have to confess every sin we've ever committed? [1 John 1:9]|
|Mother Teresa & Death Bed Conversions: Caller chimes in about Mother Teresa supposedly being critical of people trying to convert people who are on their deathbed.|
Calvinism: Roger Olson & Michael L. Brown had a debate regarding Calvinism & Olson said that it'd prevent him from going to Brown's church if he were a pastor there.
|Trinity: Daughter's boyfriend doesn't believe in the Trinity, is that a form of blaspheming the Holy Spirit? [Matthew 12:31]|
|Steve's Qualifications for Teaching: Is Steve qualified to be a Pastor or a Teacher, or hasn't he ever had any push back, from being married so many times? Is it true that even if it is the wife's fault for the divorce, she going into adultery, that it still actually rests on the husband? He's still responsible for it ultimately, so it would disqualify him?|
|Catholic Church: Caller asks about the Church Fathers, if they said the church was a spiritual institution or not?|
Women Pastors: Steve wouldn't attend a church who had a woman pastor, is that true?
Catholic Mass: Has Steve even attended a Catholic Mass? Does it follow the dictates of what Jesus wants?
|Becoming Spiritually Dead: If you become a born-again, having gone through the new birth experience, how can you become unborn again? How can you lose your salvation?|
Battle of Gog & Magog in Ezekiel: What is or was the fulfillment of the Battle of Gog & Magog in [Ezekiel 38 - 39]?
|Debunking the Pre-Trib Rapture: Who or what is Restraining the antichrist? Could the Tribulation make people Fall Away? 3 1/2 year Tribulation instead of 7.|
|God a Creature: Caller is having confusion w/ it says God is a creature, & He's not a creature! [Colossians 1:15, Colossians 2:15]|
|Illuminati, Conspiracy Theories: Is it important to know all this intrigue stuff, all these FEMA camps, Centration Camps, because even it were true, what can we do about it?|
|Converted & Becoming as Innocent as a Child: What does Jesus mean by becoming a child, converting to an innocent child? [Matthew 18:3]|
|"Will be taken from him": What does it mean, he who has least, even that will be taken from him, since he which has much receives even more? [Luke 8:18]|
|Elect & the Blinded: Who are the Elect & who are the ones that are Blind? [Romans 11:5-8]|
Condemnation of the Devil: In 1 Timothy, what does it mean, the condemnation of the Devil? [1 Timothy 3:5-6]
|Gambling: Is it ever okay for the Christian to Gamble?|
|Forgiveness: Caller wants to talk more about forgiveness from a previous show, We MUST forgive? [John 20:23, Matthew 6:15]|
Prayer of a Righteous Man: "The Prayer of a Righteous Man availeth much". Where is that found, the caller would like to know? [James 5:16]
|The Message Bible: Pastor is using the Message Bible to study the book of Psalms & some people like it & some people do not like it, what does Steve think?|
|The Rapture & Tribulation: Caller would like to know what Steve thinks of the Rapture & the Tribulation?|
|NIV: Caller is surprised that Steve doesn't just love the NIV of the Bible.|
|Apostolic or Church Authority: Caller wants to talk about Apostolic or Church Authority?|
|Unpardonable Sin: Is there really an unpardonable sin? [Matthew 12:31-32]|
|Great riches coming to nought: What does it mean, "For in one hour so great riches is come to nought", or "for in one hour is she made desolate"? [Revelation 18:17-19]|
Babylon being the United States: Is the United States by any chance Babylon?
|God has the Last Word: Caller just wanted to comment on the first call that God has the final word!|
|Role of Church at the End of the Age: What is the role of the church at the End of the Age?|
|Spirits: Are there good spirits out there, or only bad? |
|Teaching: Caller would like Steve's perspectives on teaching regarding being lauded or getting pride, thinking you're pretty smart?|