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June 01, 2017


   Sin, Iniquity & Transgression: Can you differentiate between sin, iniquity & transgression? [Psalm 51:2-3, Numbers 18:1]

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   Good book to Rebut Evolution for a 12 year old: This caller also is recommending a book that a caller requested for his 12 yr old grandson about science (followup)

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   The Book of Maccabees & the Ark of the Covenant: The Book of Maccabees said not to mark where the Ark of the Covenant is but that it was buried.

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   Golden Chain of Redemption: I would like to talk about Calvinism & Predestination & the golden chain of redemption & Grace. [Romans 8:29-30]

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   KJV Translation of the Bible: The King James Version only because it's good w/ the Numerology.

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   Became as Women: I've been reading Jeremiah lately, & don't quite understand what it means where it says men became as women. [Jeremiah 51:30, Jeremiah 49:22, 24, Isaiah 3:4, 12]

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   Taking Communion in an Unworthy Manner: A lot of churches say NOT to take Communion unworthily, but if we all did that, none of us would be fit to take it. [1 Corinthians 11:27-28]
Hyper Grace & Confession: Yes, i believe in "hyper-grace", we don't need to be continually confessing our sins, that once we do it, we are good! [1 John 1:9]

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   Once a Christian, Always a Christian: I truly believe in "once saved, always saved", eternal security!

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June 02, 2017


   The Jesus Calling Book: Discussion about the book, "The Jesus Calling", both about the book itself & a critique publication OF the book.

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   Self-Defense: What do you think about Christians being in the military, of kids learning martial arts to defend themselves?

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   Tributes: Can you talk about tributes, tributaries? What does putting someone under tribute mean? [Judges 1:19-38]

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   Mount Zion, City of the Living God: Which Zion is Hebrews talking about? What about the Sion in Deuteronomy? [Hebrews 12:22-23, Deuteronomy 23, 4]

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   The Jesus Notes: The book, "the Jesus Notes" followup.
Women Teachers: Women teaching the Bible class, is that acceptable?

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   The Jesus Notes, Sarah Young Book: The book, "The Jesus Notes" (followup).
The Flat Earth: Discussion about the Flat Earth, & if the earth was flat, how would radio & television reception happen?

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   First Begotten into the World: "First begotten into the world", angels worshipping Him, is it talking about the first coming or second coming or just Jesus being superior to angels? [Hebrews 1:6, Hebrews 1:9]
Anointing with Gladness: Anointing Thee with gladness, what does this mean? [Hebrews 1:9]
Even Thy God, What does that mean? God calling Jesus God?

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   Jesus Calling Devotionals: Caller is concerned about people that think the book, "The Jesus Calling", that they are not really fond of the author talking in first person as if they are speaking for Jesus.

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   Once Saved, Always Saved: I tend to believe that once you are saved, you're always saved, but how can you tell if someone was ever saved or not? [John 10:28] (followup)

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June 05, 2017


   Elihu: In the Book of Job, who is Elihu? [Job 32]

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   Church Fracturing over Homosexuality: Our church is splitting because of people's view of sin, homosexuality, to accept them or not accept them.

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   Valuables in Coffin: Is there anything wrong w/ putting a watch (or anything else) in the grave w/ you?

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   Binding & Loosing: The "Binding & Loosing" term seems to be different in different translations of the Bible, & what IS Jesus saying there anyway?

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   Christ's Genealogy through Joseph: Why include Joseph's genealogy when he's not even blood related to Jesus? [Matthew 1]

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   Trinity: Are the "I am" in John referring to the Trinity? How come Matthew & Mark don't have that phrase in them?

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   Rebuking the Devil: Is it okay to rebuke the Devil? [Luke 10:19]

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   Greek Bible Book: Did you say something about being able to read references that you can read along w/ the Bible? (followup, call cuts in & out)

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   Witnessing to be Effectively: I can't seem to be an effective witness to the point where there'd want to turn their life over to Christ

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June 06, 2017


   Newspaper Eschatology: People studying end times by using "newspaper eschatology" or "newspaper exegesis", such as, Israel becoming a Nation in 1948. 2nd fulfillment in prophecies
Multiple Fulfillment of Prophecy: Are there times prophecy can be fulfilled more than once?

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   All things are Yours: When Paul gets done talking about the Wisdom of God & the foolish of man, he concludes by saying, "all are yours". What does that mean? [1cor 3:21-22,

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   Bright & Morning Star: Who is the bright & morning star? Is it Jesus or David? [Revelation 22:16]
Wicked cutoff from the Land: In Proverbs where it says the wicked cut off from the land, is this talking about end time events? [Proverbs 2:21-22]
People who Commit Suicide: Can't God forgive people for suicide?

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   Testament & Covenant: Are "testament" & "covenant" interchangeable? [Natthew 26:28, Luke 22:8, 1 Corinthians 11, Hebrews 8]

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   Matthias a Fulfillment of Scripture: In Acts 1 it says that Matthias was a fulfillment of scripture but I looked at those verses & it just seems to be talking in general terms. [Luke 24:45]

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   God's Work Beginning from End: "No one can know the works of God from the beginning to the end", what does this mean? [Ecclesiastes 3:11]
The Term, Christian: I've heard that the name "Christian" has a pagan origin

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   Tabernacle Decorum: Could the women come anywhere into the outer courtyard of the Temple/tabernacle?

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   This Generation Shall Not Pass: Was Jesus mistaken when He said, "this generation shall not pass until all these things shall come to pass"? [Matthew 24:34-36]

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   Stars Falling out of the Sky: In Matthew 24:29, it says stars will fall out of the sky, what does this mean? [Matthew 24:29]

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   Adam & Eve continuing to eat from the Tree of Life: after adam & eve sinned, they were banished from eating the tree of life, why weren't they just forgiven so they could continue?

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June 07, 2017


   JW's & Michael the Archangel: Doesn't this verse prove that Jesus isn't Michael the Archangel is the Jehovah's Witnesses contend? [1 Thessalonians 4:16

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   More Suggestions of Good Evolution Books for Young Children: The grandfather asking for good books for his grandson, i have a godo one, a book by a dr walter brown, "In the Beginning - Compelling Evidence for Creation".

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   God Creating Evil: Why did God create evil? It seems to say that in Isaiah. [Isaiah 45:7]

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   Gog & Magog in OT & NT: When it's describing Ezekiel's temple in Ezekiel, it talks about gog & magog, so doesn't that translate that another temple really is going to be built since it also talks about Gog & Magog? [Ezekiel 38-49, Revelation 20:7-8]

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   Slaves & Servants: Is there a difference between Slaves & Servants? Were they really any slaves in jesus' time?

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   Parables Not Understandable for Some: Why did Jesus speak in parables? Why did He want to make it hard for them to understand? [Mark 4:34]

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   Book on Evolution: Douglas Acts' book, "Undeniable", "undeniabledesign.com", I highly recommend.

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   Rituals in Old Testament down to the Minute Detail: All these small tiny rituals that had to be done that seem so petty, why were they necessary so exact? [Exodus & Leviticus]

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June 08, 2017


   Unwed Couple: A couple living together, got pregnant, do they have an obligation to tie the knot for the sake of the child? The mom is threatening to abort baby if not married in a week.

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   Hindu Worships gods & Jesus: I've been talking to a Hindu who believes in worshipping many gods, & also claim that he worships Jesus, could that be true?

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   Reformed Welfare: I disagree w/ you w/ what you said about welfare, as it has completely changed.

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   Jesus Attending a Gay Wedding: If Jesus had a brother who was gay, would He attend their wedding? should caller attend his brother's wedding?

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   Buddhism & Christianity: Buddhist compares his faith/belief system & Christianity.

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   Work for Welfare Reform: Refutes caller about welfare reform. [1 Thessalonians 3:10]

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   Jesus didn't Himself Ascend to Heaven until 40 days later: Jesus told the thief on the cross that he'd be w/ Him in paradise, but Jesus Himself didn't go until 40 days later, so how was this true?

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   Unwed Couple: Suggestions on what to do about the pregnant girl friend.

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June 09, 2017


   Adam & Eve continuing to eat from the Tree of Life-Part II: Why didn't just forgive Adam & Even in the garden, & Steve shares Willy Wonka movie analogy, (followup, 6/6, last Q)

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   Parenting: Shouldn't parents correct their child? What about parents who don't care about disciplining their children? [Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 23:13-14]

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   Cain's Fear: If there was such a small population when Cain was told to leave, who was he afraid of? [Genesis 4:13]

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   God's Sovereignty: Accessing Facebook Page & i'd like to take about God's Sovereignty & our free choice.

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   Unwed Couple Advice: More advice to on couple who the g/f is pregnant & he doesn't want to get married necessarily, there's always adoption.

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   Word of Faith Mentality: Word of faith people think that we are lacking faith that our child is going to have challenges when born.

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   You Will be with Me in Paradise: Jesus told the thief on the cross, "I'm telling you TODAY, you will be w/ Me in paradise", as Adventists like to point out, Jesus was just telling him TODAY that he would eventually be with Him in Paradise.

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June 23, 2017


   2 Ways of Salvation: Only one way of salvation, but some say 2 different ways, saved by grace according to Paul or the kingdom of God. [Acts 15:11]

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   Reconciling Scripture of Losing Gifts: There are 3 passages of scripture seem to go against what Romans 11:29 about not losing gifts, which says, "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance". How do you reconcile them, like having the lampstand taking away, the talents taken away, the Kingdom of God taken away? [Romans 11:29, Revelation 2:5, Matthew 25:14-30, Matthew 21:33-43]

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   Inheritance in Today's World: How do you divvy out inheritance in today's society (first born double portion for example)

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   Adultery Acceptable: I have a friend who thinks it's okay to have sex w/ married women as long as they are 2 consenting adults.

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   Baptism: Getting re-baptized if you didn't know what you are doing, & should you wait until they DO know what they are doing?

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   Birthright went to Joseph Birthright went to Joseph, not to Judah like Steve said, the caller is calling to disagree.

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   Marriage Symbolic: Is marriage is symbolic of the church to Christ? How can you convey that to a non-believer? [Ephesians 5:31, Genesis 2:24]?

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   Eating Meat, Killing Animals: Aren't you killing animals when you eat meat so shouldn't we all become vegetarians?

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June 26, 2017


   Not Liked at Churches: Caller was guilty of sexual immorality & feels he's not accepted in churches overall anymore even though they'd have no idea what he's done in the past. (paranoid type call)

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   The Trinity: When did the Trinity doctrine become a doctrine? When was the Trinity formed in eternity?

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   Humbling Yourself Before God: How do you humble yourself before God? [1 Peter 5:6]

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   Spouse Punished for Other Spouse's Deeds: A wife in ministry is asked to step down from ministry because of her husband’s behavior, what do you think of that?

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   Prince Yet to Come: The Prince that is to come again. [Daniel 9:26]

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   Striving, but then Easy: These 2 verses seem contradictory to each other, one saying we have to Strive to enter the Kingdom of God, but then it says that His yoke is easy. Which is it? [Luke 13:34, Matthew 11:30]

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   Prayer Language & Spirit Gifts, Talking in Tongues: Having the gift of tongues & speaking them but confused in church services

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   Lucifer turning into the Devil: Lucifer turning into Satan & the King of Babylon & King of Tyre.

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June 27, 2017


   Leaving an Inheritance: How to help children follow the Lord, & leaving an inheritance for disobedient children.

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   Book of Revelation being about 70 AD & Philadelphia: If the book of Revelation is talking about 70 AD like you believe, why would the church of Philadelphia be affected by what happens in Jerusalem since it's so far away.

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   Jesus & Reincarnation: Didn't Jesus seem to teach re-incarnation? [Galatians 6:7-8]
Book of Enoch: How are the other books any different? Caller doesn't think it should've been taken out, & it's a good source to prove that Reincarnation & Karma is taught in the Bible.
Gnostic Gospels, Gospel of Thomas or Magdalene: What about all these other Gnostic gospels such as the Gospel of Thomas & Mary Magdalene?

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   Theocratic Tactics Used by JW's: I had some Jehovah's Witnesses tell me they believe in the Holy Spirit but I know they don't; do they believe in hell? (theocratic tactic)

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   Calvinism & Romans 9: Calvinism, can you please explain where they go wrong with most of this scripture? [Romans 9:10-30]

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   Book of Enoch: Is the Book of Enoch of today the same book that is mentioned in the bible? Is it dangerous to read? Is it true?

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   Narrator Omniscience How did one record conversations/events in the bible if no one was there to record it?

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June 28, 2017


   Never Remarry Until the Death of her Husband: What does this verse mean, that she can NEVER remarry if her ex-husband is still alive] [1 Corinthians 7:39, Romans 7:2-4]

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   Adam with Eve during Fall: Were Adam & Eve together when Eve was deceived by the serpent?

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   Sabbath, Holy Days & Foods: Can you please comment on this passage of scripture? [Colossians 2:16-17]

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   Oneness, of Husband & Wife & God & Jesus: Can you explain the oneness of the husband & the wife & the oneness of Jesus & the Father?

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   SOLAS & Sola Scriptura: Have you ever heard of the acronym SOLAS? Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria.

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   Lot & His Hired Help: What happened to the cattle hands that Lot had when he had to flee the city sodom?

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   Book of Enoch: What are your thoughts on the Book of Enoch?

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   End Times at the Door: Do you think this is the end yet?

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June 29, 2017


   Marriage & Divorce Situation: I'm in a really abusive marriage, my wife won't divorce, but she's not being a wife.

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   Speaking in Tongues: Speaking in tongues is not on the highest list of priorities according to Paul, but is it always in a language that can be found here on earth?

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   State of the Dead: What state are the dead in on the Last Day? Where is the spirit between when they die & the last day [John 6:40, John 11:44, 2 Corinthians 12:2-4]

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   Circumcision an Everlasting Covenant: Circumcision an everlasting covenant? [Genesis 17:7]

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   Elijah: Was Elijah by any chance a Gentile?

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June 30, 2017


   Marriage & Divorce: You said she's not a Christian if she wants a divorce, I disagree with that.

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   Genealogies of Adam: Are they supposed to be historical or are we supposed to view it as linkage pattern with son meaning descendant? [Genesis 5, Genesis 11]

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   Marriage Certificate: Do you need a state-approved document to be married? (cont after break)

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   No Divorce: The early church they didn't allow divorce for any reason, is that right?
Steve's Residence City & Broadcasting: What city are you broadcasting from? Where do you live in California?

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   Marriage for Financial Reasons: Marriage unofficially vs getting a state licensed but being sneaky for financial reasons seems like lying.

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   Sex: Is sex a need or strong desire or want? (very garbled call)

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