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September 04, 2019


   Church Father's Writing: What church father's materials should I be reading? [Didache, Clement of Rome, Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Letter to Diognitus, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr].
The Holy Spirit (Having, Filled, Baptism): What is the difference between having the Holy Spirit and being baptized in the Holy Spirit? Are you filled once, or many times? [Acts 1:5, 2:4, 4, 8, 19, Ephesians 5].

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   Christians Immunity Against Evil Spirits: In the story of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", she was supposed to be a Christian, but was possessed-so if you are a Christian, can you be possessed by an evil spirit? [Galatians 5:17f, 2 Corinthians 2, 10:14, Ephesians 4, 6:12, I John 4:4, James 4:7].

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   God's Time vs Our Time: Does God have a different time schedule than we do? Is God outside of time? [Jeremiah 1:5, 2 Peter 3:9-12, Revelation 13:8].

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   Homosexuality & Single Parent Homes: Is there some relationship between the cause and increase in homosexuality and so many single parent homes?

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   Masturbation: What does the Bible say about masturbation? [I Thessalonians 4:3].

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   Jesus & Holy Spirit Living in the Believer: Is both Jesus and the Holy Spirit living in the believer? [Galatians 2:20, John 14:23, John 15, Romans 8:9-10].

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   Speaking in Tongues: Is speaking in tongues a gift and not for every believer?

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   Marriage Until Death: Are you bound to your spouse until death, no matter what? [Matthew 5:32, 19:9, I Corinthians 7:12-15].

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   Questioning God: Is it wrong to question God?

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September 05, 2019


   Repentance-Past the Point of No Return: Is there a time when someone can no longer repent? Does the story of Jacob & Esau demonstrate that Esau could not repent? [Hebrew 12:16-17, Genesis 27:30-40].

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   Demon Possession of Believers: Can certain kinds or degrees of sin make a believer to become demon possessed? [I Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:12, Matthew 18, I Samuel 16:14].

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   Cremation vs Burial: What is your opinion of cremation vs burial?

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   Modern vs Biblical Church: Do you find that people tend to misunderstand your teaching on "Some Assembly Required" and may excuse their unnecessarily hyper-critical view and non-participation in the modern church?

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   Child Lost to Cancer: What do you say to someone who has lost their 19-year old child to cancer?

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   24 Elders in Revelation: Who or what do you think the 24 elders represent in Revelation 4? [Revelation 4:10, 5,7:9-13].

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September 06, 2019


   Regarding Interpreting the Bible" Why would Christ expect us to know things like what a "limited negative" is?

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   Transgenders: How do we treat transgenders?
Fallen Away-Come Back: Can a believer who had fallen away, still come back to the Lord? [Hebrew 6:4-6, 10:26].

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   First Gentile Convert: Who was the first gentile convert the Ethiopian Eunuch or Cornelius?
Evangelism: Should we give the Jewish historical background and genealogies when evangelizing - as they demonstrated in the New Testament?

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   Calvinists Think God Hates Most People: On Judgment Day when we are asked "who do you say I am", is it not true that most Calvinists would say that God hates most people?
Calvinism: How could John say "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved," if they don't believe that everyone can be saved? [Acts 16:31].

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   Restoration View of Hell: On the restoration view of hell, what does God do with Satan and the fallen angels?

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   Bible Figures of Speech & Idioms Caller recommended books on the Bible figure of speech and idioms (Figures of Speech, by E.W. Bollinger, Manners & Customs of the Bible by James M Freeman, Manners and Customs of Bible Lands, by Fred H. Wight).

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   Baptism of the Holy Spirit & Tongues: What is your view of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues? [Acts 2:4, Acts 10 & 11).
Holy Spirit Seals Us: Doesn't all believers have the Holy Spirit and he seals you? [Ephesians 5:18].
Born Again: How do you know when you are born again? [I John].

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September 09, 2019


   Messianic Jews Justified by Law: How do Messianic Jews consider the verse in Galatians 5, warning against trying to be justified by The Law? [Galatians 5:4].

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   Mark-Chapter 16: Would you enlighten me about the controversy regarding the original manuscripts of Mark 16? [Mark 16:8f].

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   Character Fixed at Death: Is character fixed at the point of death? How does this reflect on possibility that one may be able to repent after death? [I John 3:2].
Tongues (Glossolalia): Were the glossolalia or tongues (dialects) spoken at Pentecost and the tongues Paul discusses in I Corinthians different from one another, and what would the purpose be to have the second kind? [Acts 2, I Corinthians 14:13,22].

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   Christian Mysticism: Could you talk a little about the Christian Mystics and Christian Mysticism?

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   King James Bible Literally: Can I read the King James Version of the Bible and just take it literally?

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   Church in Folsom/Sacramento: Do you know of a good church in the Folsom/ Sacramento area?

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   Tongues Interpretation: How do you determine who is present with the gift of interpretation if someone in a church meeting wants to speak in tongues? [I Corinthians 12, 14:13].

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September 10, 2019


   Jesus to Sit on David's Throne: Does scripture indicate that Jesus will literally sit on David's throne? [Luke 1:32].
Triumphal Entry & David's Throne: Does what the people said at the triumphal entry in Luke 1:32 also relate to the idea of Jesus sitting on David's throne? [Luke 1:32, 19:38, Mark 11:10].
Jesus on David's Throne: In Luke 1:13, did this take place at the resurrection, and when will Jesus sit on the throne of David? Is this throne literal? [Luke 1:13, Acts 13:30, Isaiah 55:3].

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   Bible Verse Numbering & Significance: Is the numbering of the verses in John 6:66 miraculous, because it seems so relevant to The Beast's number, 666? [Revelation 13:18, John 6:66].

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   Evangelism: Does Romans 10:9-10 describe an defense for "the sinner's prayer" as a formula for evangelism? [Romans 10:9-10].

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   Bible's Reliability: Can you talk a little about the trend for many believers to take the Bible as simply stories for the sake of illustration, not necessarily reliable accounts?

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   Sin Leads to Death: I thought all sin leads to death, but the verse in I John 5:17-18 indicates a particular sin leads to death. How do I harmonize this? [I John 5:17-18].
Believers Don't Sin: How do we harmonize that fact that the believer still sins, and yet verses in I John, indicate real believers don't sin? [I John 5:17-18, 2:1, Galatians 5:17].
Keep Yourself & Evil Won't Touch You: What does it mean to "keep yourself" and the wicked one will not touch you? [I Peter 5:8-9, James 4:7].

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   Apostles Today: Are there still apostles today? [2 Corinthians 8, Philippians 2:25, Acts 8, Matthew 23:8].

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   Gifts for the Church: If I feel that I have the specific gift of wisdom regarding interpreting scripture to offer the church, and yet those to whom I have promoted the idea, don't seem receptive, how should I understand or interpret this?

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September 11, 2019


   Baptism Required For Remission of Sins: Is baptism what actually decides whether you are truly saved with your sins forgiven, as possibly implied by scripture? [Acts 2:38, 3:19].

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   Sins Forgiven-Past, Present & Future: Does the fact that Jesus died for all our sins past, present, and future, mean we are automatically eternally secure? [I John 1:7,9].

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   Steve Gregg-Elder in the New Jerusalem: Would you be seated with the elders and included in the special city council in the New Jerusalem?
Jesus Coming Soon: Is not the world crisis with increasing wars and threats today necessarily indicating that Jesus' coming is near? [Matthew 24:6].

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   Knowing God's Will for Your Path: How does one know what God's choice may be, regarding the path one is to take? [Titus 2:14, Ephesians 2:8-10, I Corinthians 7:39, Acts 16:6].
Saved by Grace-Judged by Works: If we are not saved by our works, why will we be judged by our works? How is this contrasted and can this be harmonized? [Galatians 5:6, James 2:19].

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   Bride of Christ & The Church: Is there a difference between the bride of Christ and the church? [I Corinthians 12:13, Matthew 7, Ephesians 5:22-33]

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   Unrepentant Sin: If a believer accidentally kills someone, and they don't repent, will they go to heaven?

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   Word of Faith: If my grandmother believes in the "Word of Faith" doctrine, how can I be sure she is actually saved and sincere? [Acts 17:30].

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September 12, 2019


   The Date of 9/11: What do you think about my friend's thought that the date of 9/11 is cursed? [Romans 8:28].

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   Eternal Life: What does it mean to say our "sins are blotted out" and it's relationship to our gain of eternal life? [John 5:24, John 11:25-26].

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   Contrasting Views of Christian Unity: Could you give me some insight about the variance in the way the Reformed denominations (Calvinist) think of unity, as contrasted to the way non-Calvinists do? [I Corinthians 3:1-4, Matthew 11:29-30].

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   (No Audio) All Things Through Christ: When Paul says that he "can do all things through Christ" specifically related to the previous verses and Paul's trials? [Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:35-38].

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   (No Audio) Prayer Changes Things: Does prayer actually change an outcome? Or is everything already predestined? [Matthew 7:7-11, James 4:2-3, Psalm 106:15].

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   (No Audio) Man of Lawlessness: Would you help me sort the "Man of Lawlessness" and its relationship to the Papacy, [2 Thessalonians 2, Daniel 7, I Corinthians 3, 2 Corinthians 3].

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   (No Audio) First Sin-Eve or Angel: Was the first sin Eve eating the fruit, or was it the first angel who fell? [Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28].

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September 13, 2019


   Idolatry, eating food that were sacrificed, meat that was strangled: In China, one still often gets their goods given to them at the stores in little idols. Is that a concern for the Christian?
Eating Blood: What about eating blood and the law for Christians today?

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   Moses-Wholly Devoted: Did Moses wholly follow the Lord? [Numbers].
Moses Followed Jesus: Was the Lord that Moses followed the same as Jesus? [John 1:1].

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   Christians Defending Themselves: It seems like non-western Christians seem to not defend themselves like those in the west do. What do you think the reason is?

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   Another Chance in Hell: Will God give people another chance once they go to hell? [Revelation 20:15].

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   Programmed to Love or Not Love God: If God already pre-programmed me to love Him or not, then isn't it impossible for me to exercise free-will? How could then one define love? Philippians 2:4, Romans 12:10].

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   Sabbath Keeping: Is there a solid case for observing the Sabbath? [Luke 14:33, Romans 8:3-4, 14:5, Matthew 5:18].

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   Age of the Earth: Do the geneaolgy records missing in the Bible have any relationship to the age of the earth and the arguments surrounding the debate? [Genesis 5, 11, Matthew 1].

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   Incense Recipe: Does the incense in Exodus 30 have any significance to us today?
Humility: Does a humble people know they are humble?

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September 16, 2019


   The Lord's Supper & Christian Censorship: In contemplating the meaning of "The Last Supper", I am reconsidering whether it should be a ritual today. [I Corinthians 11:17-33]. Also, I am finding that I am being censored somewhat in fellowships if I question some of the doctrines they hold.

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   Preaching & Teaching: What is the difference between preaching & teaching? And what is the best way to do both? [Acts 2:42].

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   Rape-Not Calling for Help: Would you help me better understand a verse in Deuteronomy about the raped woman not calling out for help and the ramifications of the judgment. [Deuteronomy 22:23-24].

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   Carnal Christian-Guilt & Regret: How would you assess dating a woman who indicates that she has been a Christian for a long time, but says she has been living a carnal life? [I John 1:7,9, Romans 5:1-11].

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   Bible Teacher's & Preacher's Fees: What do you think about these Bible teacher's and preachers who charge enormous fees? [Matthew 10:8, 21:12-13].

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   Impossible to Renew to Repentance: Would you talk about Christians falling away and whether than can be restored to faith? [Hebrews 6:1-6, 3:12, Matthew 19:24, James 5:20].

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   The Universal Church: What is The Universal Church? (Steve could not answer the question. Time ran out).

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September 17, 2019


   Faith & Repentance-Gifts or Works: Should faith and repentance be consider gifts, or works? And which one comes first. [Acts 11:18, 2 Timothy 2:25, Romans 4:4-5, Mark 1:15, Hebrews 6:1-3, Acts 20:21, Hebrews 11:6].

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   Saved - What Does it Mean?: What does it mean to be saved? And what are we being saved from ... hell? sin? suffering? [Matthew 1:21, Titus 2:14, Galatians 1:4, I Peter].

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   Faith, Salvation, Grace: If faith, grace, and salvation are gifts, that doesn't support the Calvinist position, right? [Ephesians 2:8].

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   Dake's Study Bible: What are some good study Bible recommendations (Dake's Study Bible)?

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   The Universal Church (the denomination): What do you think about "The Universal Church"?

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   Movie-The Gospel of John: Which Bible story movie did you really like which you mention on the air frequently?

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   Jairus's daughter-dead or asleep: The gospels seem to say that the girl (Jairus's daughter) thought to be dead was not dead [John 11, Luke 8:40-56].

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   Tithing-Christian Requirement?: Are Christians today required today to give a tithe to the local church? [Acts 4:32, Matthew 23:23].

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September 30, 2019


   Calvinist View of Holy Spirit & Conviction of Sin: What do you think about when Calvinists use this passage to support the idea that after one is saved, the Holy Spirit no longer needs to convict one of sin, and that it only is speaking of non-believers? [John 16:8-10, I John 1:9].

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   Bob George & Eternal Security: What do you think about what Bob George teachings regarding eternal security and repentance? [I John 1:7,9, 2:12 John 3:19, Matthew 7:24-27, I Corinthians 6:20, 7:23, Luke 13:3,5, Romans 6:10].

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   The Last Day: Are both of these scriptures in 2 Peter & John, talking about the same day-The Last Day? [2 Peter 3:10, John 6].

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   Author-Jonathan Cahn: What do you think about Jonathan Cahn's (author of "The Harbinger"), positions?

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   Dinosaurs-Behemoth & Leviathan: Could you give insight in to Behemoth and Leviathan? [Job 40:15-24, 41:1.5].

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   Hell-Universal Reconciliation & Conditional Immortality: What is holding you, Steve Gregg, back from fully supporting the Universal Reconciliation view of Hell? Why are you undecided? [Colossians 1:20, Matthew 25:46].

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   Fornication (Living Together): What should one say to one's children who are living with their girl (boy) friend, and claim that it is not your business?

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   Found a Bible: Should I return a Bible I found?

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