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November 02, 2015


   "By His Stripes we are Healed": Why do we need a doctor if we can be healed by Jesus' stripes? [Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24-25]

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   Healing: Caller comments on previous call about healings.
Russia & the Middle East: With Russia & other allied countries setting up in the Middle East, are we at the time that what Jesus was talking about when He said when you see Jerusalem being surrounded by Rome, we'd know the end was near? [Luke 21:20]

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   Cremation: A prominent Christian teacher said that people shouldn't be cremated because it's a pagan thing to do. What do you think?

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   Gog & Magog: Jesus' army was on horseback & He was on a white horse, so how do you say there couldn't be horses in a future battle...[Revelation 19:11-16]

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   Birth Control: Is there anywhere in the Bible that says we can't use birth control?

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   Jesus breaking the Sabbath: I don't care about the Rabbi's version of what work was or not but what actually constituted as work on the Sabbath in the Old Testament? [John 5:18]

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November 03, 2015


   Getting Angry: Is getting angry a sin? Are we justified to get angry at times? [Mark 3:5, Matthew 21:12]

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   Fear & Trembling: Faith alone, Imputed righteousness, but I also don't believe in salvation by works, but then I read verses like being holy & work out our salvation w/ fear & trembling. Can you set me straight? [1 Peter 1:16hilippians 2:12-13]

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   The Institutionalized Church: What would it mean to speak of a church being institutionalized & what would a non-institutionalized church mean?
The "office" of a Bishop: What about the verse of someone desiring the office of a bishop, that they are desiring a good thing? [1 Timothy 3:1]

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   Historicism & 1,200 days: Can you explain the historicists view regarding Revelation 11 & the 1,200 days?

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   Judgment of Cities vs Individuals: How can a city be held accountable in the final judgment verses an individual? [Matthew 11:20-24]

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November 04, 2015


   Jack Hibbs Video: Steve Gregg comments/announces about the Jack Hibbs video.

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   Jack Hibbs Video: You just announced about the Jack Hibbs video, but do you have just an audio version of it?

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   Jesus going to hell: Did Jesus go to hell when He died? [Acts 2:25-31, 1 Peter 3:18-22] (the audio skips a little bit here, but it seems to be only limited to this one & the next)

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   Trinity: My friend doesn't believe in the Trinity because it can't be found in the Bible the word itself also. [John 1] (the audio skips a little bit here...it seems to be only limited to this Q, & the previous)
Jesus being fully God & Man: One problem He has is Jesus being 100% human/man, & 100% God. How can that be possible? [Philippians 2:5-8]

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   Modern Bibles & exercise: The KJV seems to be downplaying the importance of physical exercise, but the modern translations seem to be making it more important than it's supposed to be. What do you think? [1 Timothy 4:8]

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   Addictive Pain Killers: What does the Bible say about controlling pain w/ drugs, especially long-term? [Proverbs 31]

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   Donations: Caller has a Question about donating to the ministry.

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   Seventh Day Adventism: Are SDA's a cult or not?

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   Suffering: What is 1 Peter 4:1 talking about as far as suffering? [1 Peter 4:1]

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   The Origins of the Devil: I heard that you don't think Lucifer became the Devil, is that true? [Isaiah 14:12, Ezekiel 28,

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November 05, 2015


   Christian Persecution: Are we supposed to help prevent persecution of Christians or just accept it as a reality of being a Christian? [Romans 8:35]

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   Addictive Pain Killers: Resource re: the call about Addictive Pain Killers.

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   Jack Hibbs Video: No fellowshipping in the Calgary Chapel if you don't agree w/ Dispensationalism. What is a hyper-dispensationalist compared to a garden variety Dispensationalist, & what would be the danger of going that direction?
Hanegraaff - Hitchcock Debate: They discuss the debate Hank Hanegraaff & Mark Hitchcock had about the dating of the book of Revelation, or actually, Dispensationalism verses Preterism.
Chuck Smith: What about Chuck Smith, would he have ever debated preterists?

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   Abraham's Blessing to All: Would you help me understand the controversy about interpretation of the Abrahamic blessing- does it mean that, “through Abraham all will be blessed?” or does it mean that “all people will bless themselves through Abraham”? [Genesis 12:3, Galatians 3:8].

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   Neighbors threatening violence: What should caller do regarding her neighbors which seems to escalating into violence?

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   Hyper-Dispensationalism: Caller calls to balance comment re: a previous caller's conversation about Hyper-Dispensationalism.

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November 06, 2015


   Original Sin: Why did Adam sin if he didn't have any sin in him in the first place? Is there a difference between having a sinful nature & just being tempted, like Adam was?

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   Eternal Security & Habitual Sin: Am I still saved if I continual fall in the same habitual sin?

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   Human Cloning: What if human cloning became possible? Would they have a soul? What would be the morality around it?
Genetics & Ancestry: Could there be any connections to soul, genetics & ancestry? Generational curses?

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   Pastors & Non-Essential Doctrines:: Is it sort've an obligation of the pastor to share the main views of non-essential doctrines other than just their own?

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   Conscience as a faculty: So when Adam & Eve ate the Tree of the knowledge of good & evil, is that where we got our conscience? [Genesis 3:1-11]

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   Sexual Immorality - Homosexuality: What does it mean putting them "out of fellowship"? Does that include family members? [1 Corinthians 5:11-12]

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November 09, 2015


   Lord's Pray variations: Why is the wording of Lord's prayer differ, trespasses verse sins? [Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4]

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   Looking for a church: What kind've church would you look for?
Modern Day Pastors: Was there pastors in the early church like there are today?
Deacon, Overseer, & Pastors: So would pastors, overseer & deacon be the same synonym? [Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5]

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   Homosexuality: What do I do about relatives who profess Christianity but live in a fornication/homosexual lifestyle? [1 Corinthians 5:11-12]
Love but not Approve: Jesus loves us, & we are to love others, but He didn't, & we don't have to, approve their behavior.

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   Witch of Endor, Saul & Samuel: Why would God permit Samuel to talk to Saul? [1 Samuel 28]

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   Battle of Armageddon Statistics: Do you remember the call about the person who called in about the Battle of Armageddon, 200 million tanks?
Dispensationalism vs Preterism: Can you say what each camp DOES say about the 200 million army, both of Dispensationalism & Preterism? [Revelation 9:15-18]

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   Battle of Armageddon: I thought Israel was supposed to ultimately win in the end?

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   Tree of knowledge of good & evil & Tree of life: Can you explain the 2 main trees in the Garden of Eden? [Genesis 2:9]

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November 10, 2015


   "Throw it all out": Doesn't it say somewhere in the Bible that if a portion of the Bible is bad to throw it all out?
Mormonism & Fallacy of the Bible: That's what the Mormons say, that some of the Bible is wrong, because, for example, it says "repented" of the evil He was going to do to the Israelites for worshipping other gods. [Exodus 32:14]

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   Marriage & Children: Love toward wife more important than children, is that true? [Matthew 19:5-6]

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   Healing: Why didn't God heal a baby? Not enough Faith? It's true that Jesus didn't heal everyone on the planet while He was here, but didn't He heal everyone who came to Him?

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   1st & 2nd Resurrection: Listening to your audio on Revelation, could you clarify the 1st resurrection & no mention of a 2nd resurrection, the 2nd death but no 1st death. Can you explain that? [Revelation 20, John 5:24, Ephesians 2. Colossians 2:12-13]
Dispensationalists: Where does the construct of Revelation not follow the chronological order like Dispensationalists think it does? [Revelation 11, Revelation 12, Revelation 6]

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   Lazarus & Abraham's Bosom: Where were they when they were dead? [Luke 16:19-31]
Transfiguration, Moses & Elijah: Where did Moses & Elijah come back from? How did the disciples recognize them?

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   Lukewarmness: Who are the hot, cold & lukewarm? [Revelation 3:15-16]

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November 11, 2015


   Remission of sins: i'd really like to know the meaning of this verse, the "remitting or retaining the sins of people". What does that mean? [John 20:23]
"All you want to know about Hell": Caller likes both books of Steve Gregg, "3 views of Hell", as well as "4 views Revelation". Steve comments.

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   Acts 2 Church & SG's background: Can you please tell me your background, especially about the Acts 2 churches?
Church Community: Do you belong to a church community like that?
Modern Day Pastors: The caller's pastor friends don't like the idea of just being a member verses preaching in the pulpit every week the way it happens in modern times.

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   Write the things thou hast seen, which are, which shall be hereafter: Are things involving that verse, the things John has seen, the things which are & the things will still have yet to take place, talking about things in chronological order? Revelation 1:19

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   Abraham paying tithe to Melchizedek: what does this all mean, Abraham paying tithe to Melchizedek, including for Levi before he even was born? [Hebrews 7:4-10]

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   Hell & the Early Church: What was the view of the early church about Hell?
Roman Catholicism: Is the Catholic Church Christian?

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   Answers to Prayer: In Philippians 4:6, is that basically a verse that he's going to say no, that He'll be saying no? Is there a verse in the Bible to let you know that the answer will be no? [Philippian 4:6]

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November 13, 2015


   Covenant: God is love, so how can a prenuptial agreement be considered an expression of the involving both covenants? [1 John 4:8, 16, John 3:16]
Abrahamic covenant: What if Abraham had been disobedient in his own covenant w/ God, what would've happened then?

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   Noah's Flood: Was the Flood a world-wide flood, & how long ago was it, & there seems to be so much diversity among the people of the earth that it'd almost seem impossible that they came from Noah. [Genesis 6]

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   Randy Alcorn & Crowns of Heaven: What does Randy Alcorn believe involving heaven, & do you align yourself w/ whatever he believes, & what are the Crowns we will be receiving in heaven since they represent power & glory here on earth, will we be receiving that in heaven also?

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   Evil: Does God actually create evil? I thought God was a God of love & good? [Isaiah 45:7]

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   Alcoholism: What if somebody died as a drunkard, could they still inherit the Kingdom of God? [1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21]

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   Accepting Christ & Teachers being accountable: Isn't it the Teachers responsibility to teach correctly so someone would know how to accept Jesus in their heart (repent)? [James 3:1]

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November 18, 2015


   Eternal Security: What must one believe to have certainty of eternal life that couldn't be lost for any reason?

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   The Millennium: What if we slip again like Adam & Eve did after we are in Heaven, after Satan is loosed again? [Revelation 20, Genesis 3]

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   Seventh Day Adventism: Galatianism, always struggling, wondering if you are measuring up. [Matthew 19:20]

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   Buddhism verses Christianity: Mike the Buddhist gives some thoughts about the perception of reality.

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   War & Self-Defense: What is the Christians perspective on War & Self-Defense?

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   In the Father, In Christ & In the Spirit: What is the difference between being In the Father, In Christ or in the Spirit? [Romans 8:9, 14:17]

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   Immigration - Refugee: How should we as Christians view the Syrian Refugee?

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November 23, 2015


   Catholic Christians: Are Roman Catholics Christian?

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   Manifestation of the Sons of God: What does it mean, "the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God" in {Romans 8:19]? So does "manifestation of the sons of God" means He'll reveal Jesus to us?
The Woman of Revelation 12: They have a discussion about the woman of Revelation 12 that fled into the wilderness? [Revelation 12:6]

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   Stoning: The Romans would not allow the Jews to carry out the death penalty?
Jesus & the Law of Moses: Were they trying to trap Jesus into saying they needed to keep the law of Moses when they brought the adulterous woman to Him? [John 8:1-11]

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   Paul & Slavery & Marriage: If we no longer accept Paul's view about slavery, why do we have to accept what he said about marriage? [1 Corinthians 7, Ephesians 6:5-9]

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   Penal Substitution: What are thoughts on Penal Substitution (& the Atonement)?

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   "Yahweh" over "the Lord" or "Jesus": The Pastor insists on substituting "Yahwey" for any reference to God, the Lord or Jesus. What do you think about that?

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November 24, 2015


   Formula for Salvation: What do you think about the Acts 2 formula for salvation? What about being baptized in only Jesus' name verses God the Father, God the Son, & God the Holy Spirit? [Acts 2:38, Matthew 28:17]

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   "& his deadly wound was healed": I know you believe a completely different paradigm that do Dispensationalist when it comes to Revelation, but what do you think about the deadly wound being healed because I don't recall that happening to Antiochus Epiphanes? [Revelation 13:3]
Two Witnesses: So then who are the 2 Witnesses? [Revelation 11]

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   Baptizing for the Dead: What did Paul mean by baptizing for the dead? We don't practice that but some Mormons told me about it, & I didn't know what to think. [1 Corinthians 15:29]

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   Holy Spirit as Father: Who said or where does it say that the Holy Spirit is the Father of Jesus?

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   Dispensationalism & the Throne of David: Can you explain the Dispensationalist view of Jesus or David reigning on the Throne of David during the Millennium? Can you explain the actual term, "Throne of David"? [Acts 13:36, 2 Samuel 7:12]

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November 25, 2015


   Infant Baptism: What are your thoughts about the practice of baptizing babies?

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   Spirits in Prison: Can I just have the Steve-Gregg-Commentary on this passage of Scripture talking about the spirits of prison? [1 Peter 3:19-22]
Jewish History: What would be the best resource of Jewish History for the 400 years before Christ came?

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   Beasts - Kingdoms of Daniel 7 & Revelation 13: Caller just wanted to give his theory of the beasts of Revelation 13 & Daniel 7 & the gospel Matthew. Steve even thinks it could be plausible.

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   Throne of David (part 2): (Cont. from previous show) Could the the throne of David just be reference to the royal line? David doesn't lack a man to sit on the throne, is that true, did that really happen? [Jeremiah 33:17-26]

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November 30, 2015


   Throne of David (part 3): Christ on the throne of David, but what about people like Tommy Ice saying that it's not really saying He's sitting on the throne right now? [Acts 2:30]

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   Burning Bush & the Flame: Is the Flame that was on TOP of the burning Bush symbolic of the Holy Spirit coming on the people at Pentecost in Acts 2? [Exodus 3:1-15, Acts 2:1-4]

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   Prayer: How can we have confidence in prayer when nothing seems to change as a result of prayer? How does God work in prayer that just involves us doing a task?

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   Membership - Church of Christ: Is it okay to jump around from congregation to congregation in the same town even though different churches or should you stick to one?
Elders overseeing others: What about holding people accountable?

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   Creation & Free Will: Isn't it just a natural cause & effect that if God created creatures that had Free Will, that they'd go in the wrong direction?

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   Great Tribulation: When Jesus was speaking the words that they'd be a time of trouble such as has never been before, was He talking about the present time of the first century? [Matthew 24:21]

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   Free Will: Caller wanted to comment about the call that was about Free will.

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   Unclean Spirit, 7 worse: Can you talk about the unclean spirit leaving but could have 7 come back in its place? [Luke 11:24-26]

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