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January 04, 2016


   Eastern Orthodox Church: Is the Eastern Orthodox Church the same as Roman Catholic Church but without the Pope?

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   A Hard Heart: What does it mean for a man's heart to be hard?
Man Hardening His Own Heart: What does it mean for a man to harden his own heart?
God Hardening Pharaoh's Heart: What does it mean God hardened Pharaoh's heart?

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   Plucking out the Eye: So we shouldn't really do what that verse says, pluck out our eye? [Mark 9:47]

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   Differences in Belief in Church I Attend: How do I deal with teachings in my church that I disagree with but don't want to switch churches because of those differences?

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   God's Wrath on the Amalekites: I have an atheist friend who points this passage out, asking why would God order the killing of the Amalekites? [1 Samuel 15:2-3]

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   Kill & Eat-God Changed His Mind?: What caused God to change what He said in Leviticus? [Acts 10:9-28, Acts 11]

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   Fasting: What is your view on fasting?

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January 05, 2016


   Allegorizing or Spiritualizing Scripture: Why do Dispensationalists think you need to "allegorize" Scripture involving prophecy? What is the difference between allegorizing & spiritualizing Scripture?

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   Speaking in Tongues-Signs for Believer or Unbeliever: Is speaking in tongues a sign for the believer or for the unbeliever? [1 Corinthians 14:20-25]

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   Leaven: What does leaven mean in a parable Jesus gave? [Luke 13:20-21] (same phone call as above, but different caller)

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   The Aramaic Bible: Are you familiar with the Aramaic Bible in English?
"And the Bride": In the parable of the 10 bridesmaids, they (the Aramaic Bible) add the phrase, "and the bride", meeting the bridegroom AND the Bride! [Matthew 25:1]
Different Resurrections: What about the different resurrections? The first fruits coming back with Christ, so some of "the bride" is coming with the groom? What about different rewards? Even Paul wasn't sure he'd be resurrected with the righteous. [1 Corinthians 15, Philippians 3:11]

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   Harmonizing Scripture of Jesus' Coming: Trying to understand 2 Scriptures, & phrases like the blood of Christ, & the vengeance of Christ. [Isaiah 63:1-6, Revelation 19]
Anabaptist, non-violence: How should an Anabaptist deal with these passages in Isaiah about violence?

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   Slavery: Slavery in the New Testament was different, more positive, than what we think as slavery today, isn't that right? Indentured servitude [Matthew 6:24, Luke 6:13]

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January 06, 2016


   Harmonizing End time Event Scripture: Are these connected in any way? [Daniel 12:10, Revelation 22:11]

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   A verse about Steve Gregg: Caller thinks a certain verse is talking about Steve Gregg specifically. [1 Corinthian 15:10]
Women Calling the Show: Caller is curious as to more women don't call Steve's show.

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   The Resurrection: "Many of them that sleep" in Daniel as opposed to "All" will come out of their grave. [Daniel 12:2, John 5:28-29]
The Resurrection involving Isaiah: Is this passage from the OT talking about the Resurrection? [Isaiah 26:20-21, Isaiah 27:1]

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   Books of Maccabees & Esther: What's more special about the Esther that it's included in the canon of Scriprure but Maccabees is not?

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   Rachel & Leah: Were Leah & Rachel twins? [Genesis 15:29-30]

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   Seed of the Serpent & Woman: The seed of the woman & the seed of the serpent, is this spiritual seed or physical seed that it is talking about? [Genesis 3:15]
After Fall born of the Devil: So then every one who was born after the Fall until converted is a seed of Satan?

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   Biblical Definition of Marriage: What is the biblical definition of marriage?
Engaged Couple being Intimate: What would you say about a couple are living together, having sex & justifying it because they are going to be getting married?

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   The Parable of the 10 Virgins: Is the Parable of the Virgins talking about 70 AD or Jesus' second return? [Matthew 25:1-13]

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January 07, 2016


   Inexperienced Callers Welcome to Call: Steve makes the announcement that he welcomes new, inexperienced callers to call the show.

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   Understanding Greek using Lexicons: Caller wants to be able to understand the Greek language, using the different forms of tenses, using a Lexicon.

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   God's Sovereignty & Our Free Will: God has His sovereignty & He gave us free will, but what about Him allowing people to commit murder, allowing people to commit suicide? A person can shorten their life sooner than God was intending them to die, but they can't live longer than He wants.
God's Sovereignty & Child-bearing: What about a couple wanting children but God not allowing it?

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   Literally Eating & Drinking Jesus' Body: Can you explain why we are not literally eating & drinking the literal body of Christ, why it's not correct? [john 6:53]

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   Taking Up Your Cross Daily: What exactly does Jesus mean to take up your cross & follow Him daily? Does that mean living a holy life? Is it talking about day-to-day activities & life, such as who you are going to marry? [Luke 9:23]
Addictive Behavior or Living Sin: We don't have to torture ourselves, our body, in order to get out of a life of sin, do we?

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January 08, 2016


   New Perspective's Course & Islam: Just wondering if you have ever heard of the new perspective's course teaching about Islam?

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   Red Letter Edition of the Bible: Michael the Buddhist wants to know what the best translation is & especially a red letter edition of Jesus' words.
The Doctrine of Purgatory: Is Catholicism the only belief system that believes in the doctrine of Purgatory? Is it another view of Hell?
C.S. Lewis' belief in Purgatory: What C.S. Lewis? Did he believe in Purgatory?

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   The Duties of the Holy Spirit: What are the responsibilities of the Holy Spirit, activities that are assigned in the New Testament? Did He ever show Himself in the Old Testament?

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   Rap Music: What exactly makes Rap music so bad? What makes Christian music Christian?

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   Announcement Regarding Missions: Announcements about stuff happening in Beaverton, Oregon.
New Perspectives Program & Islam: Caller heard a previous call about New Perspectives teaching about Islam. He doesn't know the answer but is going to look into it.
Listening to Archived Radio Shows: Caller says he listens to a lot of the past radio shows & then Steve comments about archived radio shows. (You can listen to them even easier now on matthew713.com)

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   Rap Music is Not Peaceful: Jesus is the Prince of peace, & caller does not think that rap is peaceful. You are not being racist because you don't like rap.

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   People Making Excuses for Racism: Caller thinks a person can't make excuses for people who are racists & possibly the reason some don't like rap music is because they are.

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   Messianic Judaism: Of an SDA mindset but non-denominational, a friend of the caller believes there's a new covenant in Hebrews but disagrees with Paul & other apostles.

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January 11, 2016


   The Catholic & Eastern Orthodox Church & Purgatory: Caller is answering a previous call about whether the Eastern Orthodox Church believes in Purgatory like the Catholic Church does or not.
Eastern Orthodoxy & Transubstantiation: Caller also comments about whether they believe in transubstantiation like the Catholics do.
Eastern Orthodoxy in General: Caller gives a couple more insights about the Eastern Orthodox Church in general.

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   God's Sovereignty: Is God intervening when He let's some people survive tragic events & others not?

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   Evidence of the 10 Plagues in Egypt: Is there any documentaries on the evidence that the 10 plagues actually happened in Egypt? ("Patterns of Evidence: Exodus" "Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy")

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   Heaven: What is heaven? Where is heaven? Who is going to heaven?

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   Winning the Lottery: What would you do if won a lot of money from the lottery?

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   God speaking to you in a Dream: How do you know if God is speaking to you through a dream or not?

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   Jesus Preparing Mansions: Jesus says He would go build many mansions, what does that mean? [John 14:1-4]

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January 12, 2016


   Calling a Live Bible Program Etiquette: Steve opens the show with suggestions on how to make a call to a live Bible program.

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   A Professional Worship Leader: Hiring a professional worship leader, is that biblical?

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   Dispensationalism Fallout: If a premillennialist begins to see Revelation 20 in the light of the Amillennialist view more than theirs, wouldn't they have to give up all the rest of their Dispensationalist views?

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   "Behold thy Mother": When Jesus told John to take care of His mom, Mary, why didn't He have His siblings do it? [John 19:26-27]
Vinegar & Gall: Did this really happen like it says in Psalms of Jesus both drinking Vinegar & eating Gall? [John 19:28, Psalms 69:21]
Laid in a New Tomb: Is there any significance to Jesus being buried in a "New Tomb"? [John 19:41]

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   Souls under the Altar: Who were the martyrs that were under the altar? Were they Slain for the Word of God? [Revelation 6, Revelation 7]
Innumerable Company (Great Multitude): Who are the Great Multitude in Revelation? [Revelation 7:9-17]

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   Couples having sexual relations while engaged: Is it okay to have sex while you are engaged, before you are officially married?

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   The Plagues in Egypt: What was name of the documentary you mentioned yesterday about the plagues in Egypt? [Patterns of Evidence]

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   Benghazi-13 Hours: Steve comments on a documentary he wants to see called, "13 Hours".

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   Associating with Gay Friends: Is it ok to be friends with gay people & visit? How does one relate with them?

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January 13, 2016


   Jesus the Seed in Genesis: Did the Jews recognize the first promise of the Bible to be about the Messiah? [Genesis 3:15]
The Town of Nod: Do we know where Nod was? [Genesis 4:16]

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   The Sheep & the Goats & the Brethren: In the judgment parable of the sheep & the goats, who are the brethren? [Matthew 25:31]

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   Requirements of the Law: What are the requirements of the law in Romans 8? [Romans 8]
Walking in the Spirit: What does it mean to "walk in the Spirit"? [Romans 8]

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   Israel Becoming a Nation in 1948: What does God think about establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948?

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   Calvinism: Can you go over some of the key proof texts they like to use? [John 6, Romans 9, Romans 8:29-30, Romans 3]

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   Heaven: Where is heaven & where is Jesus? If Jesus is in heaven, isn't that where we are going to be as well? She is not excited about the New Earth.

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   The Voice of God: How do we know when we are hearing God's voice when He speaks? [John 10:27]

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January 14, 2016


   Shout out about the documentary about Benghazi called 13 Hours: shout out to 2 people who were on the Kelly Files on Fox News the night before re: Benghazi & the movie 13 hrs.

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   End Time Prophecy being Fulfilled: Was Israel becoming a nation again just a Zionism self-fulfilling prophecy?
Jesus' Imminent Return: What if Jesus really IS coming back soon?

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   Salvation in the Old Testament & New Testament: Was there any difference in the way people were saved Old Testament vs the New Testament?vove

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   Judas Iscariot: Judas Iscariot had to betray Jesus in order to fulfill prophecy, so how come his is culpable for doing what prophecy said he'd do?

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   Sexual Purity: How do we deal with pedophiles, wife beaters & homosexuals?
Sharing the Gospel with such People: How do we evangelize to such people?

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   Bloody Husband to Me: What does it mean that Moses was a bloody husband to Zipporah & why did God "try" to kill Moses? [Exodus 4:24]

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January 15, 2016


   Dwarfs, Hunchbacks & Defects in the Eye: So people who are dwarfs, have hunchbacks or defects in their eye, they were less of a person than everyone else & couldn't go into the Temple? Can you please explain this because my daughter is a dwarf, & I've hesitated to mention this passage of Scripture to her. [Leviticus 21:16-23]

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   Lists in the Bible: Are the things listed in the Bible more important by the order they are listed?
1000 Commandments in New Testament: How many Commandments are in the New Testament?

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   Reincarnation, Hypnosis & Eastern Religions: What can you tell me about Reincarnation, Hypnosis, Evil Spirits & the like?

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   Flat Earth: Can you talk about the Flat earth theory? What about when the Sun stood for awhile? [Joshua 10:13]

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   Angel of the Lord: "The angel of the Lord", what does this mean? [Psalm 34:7]
The Nicean Council: What was the main reason for the Nicean Council?
Authorized KJV: Why is the KJV called the "authorized" version?

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   Being Tolerant or having Righteous Anger: How do we draw the balance between having tolerance for people's behaviour & have righteous indignation about it?

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   Destruction of 70 AD: How can this Scripture be talking about 70 AD since there's been so much worse destruction since then? [Matthew 24:21-22]

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January 25, 2016


   Steve Explaining His Current Experiences in Africa: Steve is live from Cameroon, Africa, & explains a little bit about being there, & internet access, no electricity or water & so on.

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   Laying Hands Suddenly on No Man: "Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure", what exactly is this saying? [1 Timothy 5:22]

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   Glorified Bodies: Did Jesus eliminate while in His glorified body? Is there going to be sex? Should we use birth control?

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   Declining Sex Drive: caller likes having a reduction of a sex drive with age.
Recommending Documentaries: Caller highly recommends another documentary after Steve recommended a documentary called, "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus", called, "Star of Bethlehem".

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   Pastor not accepting Constructive Criticism: Our church is sort've isolated from the community, so when the pastor was talking about individuals isolating themselves from each other, I mentioned about our church as a body doing that from the rest of the community, & he said I was being critical. How should i have handgled?

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   Keeping the Sabbath under the New Covenant: How would you advise an unbeliever on keeping the Sabbath under the new covenant?

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January 26, 2016


   Scott Hawn, Elders & Priests: Have you ever heard of Scott Hawn? He says you have to call on the PRIESTS, not elders, to heal the sick. What do you say to that? [James 5]

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   Lordship Salvation: Why do Dispensationalists consider "Lordship Salvation" a heresy?

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   Calvinism & Total Depravity: Can you please explain the point of Calvinism about total depravity, what exactly that means, & how it differentiates from what you believe?

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   Universal Reconciliation: Can you please explain the trend of what some Christians are beginning to believe called, "Universalism Reconciliation"?

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   John the Baptist Baptizing Jesus: Why did John the Baptist need to baptize Jesus since he was baptizing for Repentance & Jesus didn't require repentance?

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   Ethiopian Bible: What would you say to people who say the Ethiopian Bible was written way before the Christian Bible came out, so Christianity is just a copy of that?
Rastafarianism & Halle Salasi: What do you say to people who say Halle Salasi came from the Trible of Judah & it a Messiah?

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   A Book about Jesus: Have you ever heard of a book called, "The Historical Records Concerning Jesus the Christ"?

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January 27, 2016


   The Law of Moses & the Law of Christ: Is the Law of Christ just a continuation of the Mosaic law?

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   Tithing: what do churches make the mistake about saying you have to tithe?
Mary's Knowledge of Jesus' Miracle Capability: Did Mary know about Jesus' ability to turn the water into wine?

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   The Sabbath: Caller wants to rebutt some of the thigns Steve said about the Sabbath: God rested on it, the command was to all people, not just Jews, Jesus replaced ceremonial law only & the reason it's not mentioned in the New Testament is because it was just a given.

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   This Generation Shall Not Pass Away: This generation will not pass away, is this generation possibly talking about "race"? [matt 24:34]

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