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Topic: Gods Will

Episode Topic Audio

2021-04-28
Why Didn't God Create us Better?: Why didn't God create us with stronger desires to do good and more self-control?



2021-04-22
Why God Gave Free Choice to Adam & Eve: Why didn't God create Adam & Eve with more self control and more of a desire to obey Him, so they would have a more pleasant walk with Him?



2021-04-12
Our Responsibility Over Earth by Prayer: Do you agree with the statement of Wesley's that God does nothing on earth except in response to prayer? [Matthew 6:10, Genesis 1:26-27].



2021-04-09
God Created a Flawed World: If God is all powerful and wise, why did He create such a flawed creation, and create beings that did not have the self-control to do the right thing? [Deuteronomy 30:11].
God's Foreknowledge: If God has foreknowledge, why would He bother testing us, if He already knows the outcome?


2021-04-07
Properly Preaching the Gospel: As scripture warns we are to be careful not "to preach another gospel", How does one properly preach the gospel? [Galatians 1:7-9, John 6].



2021-04-01
Letting God Make Your Decisions: When you say in your series on discipleship that one should let God make your decisions, how do you mean that? How does one do that?
Employer's Mask Wearing Requirement: I am considering serving a complaint to my employer regarding the requiring of the masks, and my mom thinks as believers we should not cause conflict. What do you think about this?


2021-03-31
Disagree that God has the Right to Our Lives: I disagree with your position that because God created us, He can do whatever He wants with us?
God Torturing Us: If God can't go against His character, than can He torture us?
God's Right to Tell Us What to Do, or Suffer Consequences: Does God have the right to make people do whatever He wants them to do, or make them suffer consequences?

2021-03-04
"God of all Gods" Contradiction: Is there not a contradiction about God's singularity in these verses in Psalms? [Psalm 136:2, Psalm 95:3, I Corinthians 10:20, I Corinthians 8:4].
Conflict of God & Jesus' Will: Isn't there a conflict when Jesus says, "Not my will, but thine", indicating that God and Jesus did not have the same mind and will? [Luke 22:42].


2021-03-02
God's Guidance: Could you give New Testament examples of God guiding through wisdom and direct revelation? [James, Ephesians 5:17, Jeremiah 18:18, Ezekiel 7:26, Acts 11:27-30, Acts 21:10-11, Acts 16:9-10].



2021-02-22
No Free Choice: How can you say that God gives us a choice when the end result is hell? That is no choice.
God Lets Evil Happen: Is it right for God to stand by and let evil happen?


2021-01-27
Deism: Do you think it is more reasonable to consider a Deist view since God doesn't doesn't seem to micromanage things and free will seems more prevalent? [Proverbs 21:1, Hosea 8:4].
Need for Rebaptism: If I wandered away from the Lord at one point in my life, becoming a prodigal, but returned to Him, do I need to be rebaptized?
God's Voice (God Speaking): How do you know when it is God speaking vs just having one's own thoughts? [Acts 16:6-7].

2021-01-25
God's Children Suffering: Help me accept why God would continue with his plans for having children if He knew they would suffer terribly in their lives?



2021-01-25
Ishmael's Temperament: Is the description of Ishmael's obstinate temperament in Genesis just an example of God's foreknowledge, or was he predestined to be that way? [Genesis 16:12]



2021-01-25
Caring for One's Parents & Liquidating Assets: What do you think if I sense that the Father wants me to liquidate my assets to care for my parents, before He is willing to take me home? [Philippians 1:22, I Timothy 5:4, Matthew 15, Mark 7].



2021-01-15
Living too Casual a Christian Life: Can you help me sort out the criticism I receive regarding living too casual a life as a believer? [Proverbs 28:26, 2 Samuel 5:19].



2021-01-13
Jesus' Crucifixion-God or Jesus' Will: Whose will was it that Jesus be crucified? [John 10:17-18, John 13:1, Matthew 26:39, Matthew 26:53].



2020-05-06
Hearing the Holy Spirit & His Direction: Do you have any suggestion as to how know or recognize the leading of the spirit of God? [Romans 8, Psalm 23, Colossians 3:15, John 10:27].



2020-11-18
Why Have Children?: Why would anyone want to have children if they may possibly suffer for a lifetime or go to hell? [Psalm 127:4-5, Genesis 1:22].



2020-11-10
Mad at God About the Election: My wife is mad at God about the election, and I rather think it may be God's judgment. What do you think? [Psalm 75:7, Daniel 2:21, Psalm 42:5-11, Psalm 43:5].



2020-11-06
How Should We be Praying?: How often and how long should we pray for a particular need? Do we always pray for His will? [I John 5:14, Luke 18:1-8, Daniel 10].



2020-11-05
When Hardship Can't Be for Good: I am having a hard time understanding how my current circumstances can ever turn out for good? Can you help? [Romans 8:28].



2020-10-23
Set Apart or Heeding a Calling: How are we to understand being set apart for God? Is it just living a good and joyful Christian life? [1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Jeremiah 1:5, Acts 2, Romans 12].



2020-10-08
Work Out You Own Salvation: What does it mean to "work out own salvation with fear and trembling"? [Phil 2:12-13].
The Just Shall Live by Faith: What does it mean to "the just shall live by faith" as it says in Hebrews 10? [Hebrews 10:38, Habbakuk 2:4, Galatians 5, Matthew 23:23].
Working Out your Own Salvation in Fear & Trembling: What does it mean to work our your faith in fear & trembling? [Philippians 2:12-13]

2020-09-17
Why Does God Let Children Die if He Can Do Miracles?: Why would God do miracles for certain people and let children die of starvation every day?
Bible is Not Reliable: Caller says the Bible is not reliable, because He says He is sorry He ever made mankind. [Genesis 6:6].


2020-09-09
Why Does God Make Any That Will Not Believe?: Since God knows who will accept Him, why would He still make people if they will be consigned to hell?



2020-09-08
Why Pray: What is the purpose of prayer, if God doesn't change His mind, and things are established already? [2 Kings 20, I John 5:14-15].



2020-09-04
Bad Kings Ordained by God-Leadership in the Future: Why did God allow bad kings? Were they ordained by God? Can the same thing happen again in the future in the United States? [Hosea 8:4, Romans 13:1, Daniel 2:21, Proverbs 21:1, Acts 5:12].
Matthew713.com: Where is your alternate site, Matthew713.com?


2020-09-02
If God Knows My Future, How Am I Accountable?: If God knows my future, then how am I accountable for where I end up?



2020-08-31
Who is in Charge on Earth?: Who is actually in charge on earth? [Proverbs 21:1, Psalms 34:7, Daniel 2:24, Romans 8:28].
The Earth Getting Worse Till the End: Do you think that the earth is going to get worse progressively before He returns? [Revelation 20:7-8].


2020-08-10
God Created Evil: What do you say about the verse about God creating evil? [Isaiah 45:7].
You are gods: How do you explain the verse where Jesus says, "you are gods"? [Ezekiel 28:2, John 10:34].


2020-07-17
Terrified into the Church: How could John MacArthur, a Calvinist, believe that people could be terrified into entering the church, if they are already elect?



2020-07-10
If We Fail God in Helping Another Come to Christ: What would God do with us, if we were responsible for someone's salvation, and we didn't do what we needed to do? [Matthew 18:6, Luke 17:2].
God Loves Me More than Anything: What verses would you say would be the best support the idea that God loves us and really wants us to be saved more than anything? [John 3:16, I John 3:16, Romans 5:8-10].
Great and Terrible Day of the Lord: What is the "great and terrible day of the Lord" in Malachi? [Malachi 4:5-6, Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26, Joel 2:31, Acts 2, 2 Peter 3:10-12].

2020-07-08
Why Did God Create the Evil Realm: If God is so good and all-powerful, why would He create a evil realm, its consequences, and competition for righteousness?



2020-07-03
Characterizations of Calvinism: Do you agree with the suggestion that the Calvinist view and characterization of God, is like He intervenes to assist someone who is mentally ill and cannot make a decision?



2020-06-26
God is Not a Racist - Insufficient: Isn't saying that "God is not a racist", an insufficient response to clarifying why God doesn't choose any racial group for carrying out His will? [Romans 2:5-10].
Calvinism-We Are Not Robots: Is it not insufficient to say that "we are not robots" in your argument regarding Calvinism and the matter of free-will and predestination?


2020-06-17
God Limited by Lack of Faith: Is God's ability and power limited by lack of faith? [Mark 6:5-6, James 4:2-3].



2020-06-15
Book of Job: Could you help me with the implications of the story of Job? Does God have to give permission to Satan to inflict us? [Job, Psalm 34:7, Psalm 91:11-12, Romans 8:28, I Peter 1:7].



2020-06-12
Worry: Can you help me learn not to worry? [Matthew 6, Proverbs 30:25, Proverbs 6:6-11, Proverbs 21:20, Hebrews 13:5].



2020-06-11
What Change is Needed in Society Today?: What kind of change do you think we need in our society and government?
Do we need Spiritual Revival: Do we need Spiritual Revival in order to save our culture?
Three Things to Do in Secret: What are the three things we are told to do in secret? [Matthew 6:4].

2020-06-01
Origin of Sin: From where do you think sin originated?



2020-05-22
What is "His Will": What is doing "His will", as stated in Matthew? [Matthew 7:21, Matthew 5-7, Matthew 6:46].



2020-05-20
Devastating Events-Though God Promises Good: Can you help me understand how to apply the promise for good from Romans in my devastating circumstances, including my divorce and son's suicide? [Romans 8:28].



2020-05-19
Prayer & Fasting Urgency: Caller encourages listeners to pray with sincerity and fasting (referring to Dr. B.J. Willhite's book, Why Pray, and Steve's lectures)?



2020-05-13
God Authored Evil: I understood that John MacArthur said that God is the author of evil, can you comment?



2020-05-13
Calvinism & Hyper-Calvinism: Would you talk a little bit about the various degrees of Calvinism and specifically, Hyper-Calvinism? [Romans 10:9, Joshua 24:14-15, Deuteronomy 30:19].
Calvinism & Lordship Salvation: Do Calvinists believe in Lordship and Lordship Salvation?
Dispensationalism Reviewed: Can you give a quick overview of what Dispensationalism is?

2020-05-11
The Chosen of God, the Elect: Why do you believe that we are not chosen as the elect by the Holy Spirit?
A Sovereign God That Allows Evil in the World: If God is sovereign, why does He allow so much evil in the world?


2020-05-07
God Seems Evil in the Old Testament: Some Old Testament passages make God sound really evil, particularly when he has people massacred or annihilated. How come God just doesn't do it himself?
God Not Good All the Time: Is it legitimate to say that "God is good all the time" in light of all the terrible judgments in the Old Testament? [I Samuel 15].
God Sends Evil Spirit: When the Bible says that God sent an evil spirit, how do you understand that and harmonize that with a good God? [I Kings 22:22, Job 1, I Samuel 16, Judges 6-9, Judges 9:23].

2020-05-06
Jesus' Murder as an Offering & Salvation: The idea that Jesus had to be murdered in order to make salvation a way for us, doesn't make sense. Can you defend that?



2020-05-01
Prayer Required for Fulfillment of God's Promises: Would you comment on whether we have to pray for God's promises to be fulfilled? [Jeremiah 18:8, Daniel 9, Acts 4, Psalm 2].



2020-04-17
Defining One's Faith: What do you tell people about your faith, without aligning to a particular group, movement, or theology?
Calvinism: Comment on Calvinism and how their theology maligns the character of God.


2020-04-15
God's Comfort & Being With Us: Could you clarify how God will be with us, and what the comfort of God is? [2 Corinthians 1:3-5].



2020-03-27
Angry with God: When a believer is disappointed or angry with God, Is it always sinful, or does God actually welcome our feelings? [Job 13:15].
Psalms, Prayer & the Human Heart: Do you think that God put the Psalms in scripture to just give an example of the human heart?


2020-03-19
All Things Controlled by God: What do you think about the reference to "works all things according to His will" in Ephesians? [Ephesians 1:3,11, Romans 8:28, Luke 7:30, I Thessalonians 4 ].



2020-01-10
All Things Together for Good: How do trust that "all things work together for good" when so much goes wrong when we are not in obedience? [Romans 8:28].



2019-12-16
God's Secret Will & Secret Counsel: Do God have two wills? How can we know God's will and commands if it is all secret?
Masturbation: Are people who utterly condemn the act of masturbation, legalists?


2019-09-11
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].


2019-07-30
Answers to Prayer: How do we recognize when and how God is answering our prayers? [Philippians 2:13, I Peter 5:7].



2019-07-18
Nebuchadnezzar: What about Nebuchadnezzar and the way God stepped in and made him losing his mind? [Daniel 4].



2019-07-16
God's test for Job: Can you explain the conversation and test in the book of Job between God and the devil? [Job 2:3].



2019-07-09
Greater Works (Miracles) in Jesus Name: When scripture indicates we will do "greater works", and can do anything "in His name", what does it mean? [John 14:12-14].



2019-07-08
Not Getting Victory When Doing His Will: Could you help me understand why God was not helping Israel to be victorious when they were doing His will, and as He had commanded? I thought God would keep his people in His favor in that case? [Judges 19-21].



2019-05-03
Foreknowledge & Freewill: If God knows everything we will do, how is that freewill? Open theism discussed.
Two Witnesses (Revelation): Did Jesus know everything? Can we know absolutely who the two witnesses were in Revelation?


2019-04-04
Determining God's Will: What's the best way to determine God will? How am I to be content with God's level of promotion.



2019-04-01
Moses: Was God was trying to kill Moses, or trying to kill Moses' son? [Exodus 4:24-26]



2019-01-07
Guidance from God: How do we seek and recognize guidance from God?



2018-11-21
Casting out Demons (God's will...or not): Casting out demons, doing great miracles, but not doing the Will of God, but there are others doing the exact same thing, doing the WILL OF GOD, but still being separated out as goats, but Jesus saying, "I never knew you" to the first group, but the leave the second group alone. [Matthew 7:21, Mark 9:]



2018-10-15
God Ordaining: I know you don't believe God doesn't ordain all things, but what about Exodus 11 & 12 & the first born, where He ordained all the first born to be killed.
God having 2 different Wills: Does God have 2 different wills? Because God says not to murder, but then He sanctions Jesus to be killed.


2018-09-17
The Voice of God: How do we discern the Voice of God?



2018-09-12
Hardening Some Jews: Did God choose some Jews to be bad, reject Jesus, so that they would crucify Jesus?



2018-09-07
Sent a Book: I sent you a book about numerology, did you receive it?
Concept of Fairness: There's no real Fairness in Christianity, is it? It's either grace or condemnation, but there seems to be nothing in between.


2018-08-16
Finding out your Spiritual Gifts: How do you find out your spiritual gift & how to use your talents for His purposes?



2018-08-15
Doing God's Will: Can you give me some Scriptures that help us know what to do to live out the will of God? [1 Thessalonians 4:1]



2018-08-15
Existing in the First Place: If God knows we won't live for Him or if He knows everything we are going to do, then why would we exist at all?



2018-08-10
Let Thy Will Be Done: We say in the Lord's Prayer, "let Thy will be done". How do we know things have actually been done in His will for the last 2,000 years?
Future False Religions & Cults: Why didn't God have John specifically direct admonitions to Muslims and Mormon & Buddhists?


2018-08-02
Nation of Israel: Is the nation of Israel legitimately a fulfilled prophecy? Was it founded by the will of God?



2018-07-20
Steve's Most interesting Experience from the Bible: What is the strangest experience you had involving the Bible?
Transcendental Meditation: Caller relays a story about transcendental meditation.


2018-07-05
Doing God's Will, Always Repenting, & Chronic Pain: I'm trying to always conform to God's will & not my will, but i'm always continually repenting, but always in chronic pain.



2018-07-02
God Ordaining Ever Step: Does God ordain every step of our life?



2018-06-22
Will of God: What is doing the will of God?



2018-06-14
Holy Spirit interceding for us: What does it mean that we don't know what we ought to pray for, & so consequently the Holy Spirit is going to do it for us? [Romans 8:26-27]



2018-06-08
Rhema & Logos: Distinguishing the difference between Logos & Rhema.



2018-05-30
Victory over Smoking: God gave me complete victory from smoking.
Praying According to God's Will: How do we know that we are actually praying according to God's will?


2018-05-29
Praying God's Will: Sometimes prayers are not answered because they are not God's will, but what if you pray that you really want to be saved, & other people are praying for that same person, does He answer that?



2018-05-25
Free Will & Determinism: Can you help me understand the difference between Free will & Determinism?
Gifts of the Spirit: God gives some of us abundant gifts, others not so much, so we need to take advantage of whatever God gives us.


2018-05-21
The Ability of Demons: Can the demons block your prayers?



2018-05-08
Sinner's Prayer & Baptism: A woman pastor said that it's a good idea to be baptized, but not necessary, but it's necessary to say the Sinner's prayer. What do you think? [Matthew 7:24-25]



2018-04-23
People's Suffering: Suffering is not God's will.



2018-04-23
God Ordaining Every Move: Does God pre-ordain everything that happens? [Matthew 6:33]



2018-04-18
God Changing His Mind: Can God change His mind? Anthropomorphic dialogue



2018-03-23
God Preordaining everything & Prayer Changing it: Does God preordain everything? But does Prayer sometimes change it?



2018-03-14
God Speaking through Dreams: Can God really speak to us in dreams? My daughter thinks she had a dream of a particular person God wants her to marry.



2018-02-19
Vocational Guidance: How do I know what career God is calling me to?



2018-02-01
Prayer: Does prayer have to be according to God's will? [1 John]



2018-01-31
Destined for Hell: Why would God create people destined for hell?
Reliability of the Bible: My son is concerned about the possible corruption in scriptures.


2018-01-11
God Speaking to us through Vision: A pastor I was recently listening to was telling me that everyone needed to have a vision from God of what He's speaking to us. I was wondering if I should go back to school or not. [Proverbs 29:18]



2017-12-15
Calvinism: Does it mean God made us believers or we do? [Acts 13:48]



2017-11-21
God's Will at Big Choices: Finding God's direction when life is taking some big turns



2017-11-16
Calvinism & the Elect: Calvinism & arminianism discussion involving election, being in Christ, predestination, free will, the whole gamut



2017-10-20
Hearing from God: People tell me all the time God spoke to them, but I never hear from Him. Why not?



2017-10-13
Steve on the History Channel: Heard you on the history channel & saw a video of you playing on the guitar.
Luck: what is reality? Is there luck? Are there antithesis?


2017-10-09
God Creating Us: Why did God create us? why are we here?
Lucifer Becoming Satan: Jesus said He saw Satan fall down from heaven like lightening. [Luke 10:18]


2017-10-04
Judas Iscariot: Was Judas Iscariot born the purpose of betraying Jesus? Did he repent? [Matthew 27:3]



2017-09-26
Mormonism: Mormonism, LDS discussion, the only way to convert a Mormon is on the spiritual level, but also trying to create doubt, & a true prophet would always be right, otherwise they are false prophets.
Figuring out God's Will every Decision: How do we determine what decisions to make as a Christian when it's not clear from the Bible?


2017-09-01
Blind Man or His Parents Guilty of Sin: Who sinned, the blind man or his parents? [John 9]
Jesus Breaking the Sabbath: Why was Jesus breaking the Sabbath just for healing on the Sabbath?


2017-08-22
Calvinism & Free Will: Is there free will in Calvinism? Does God



2017-08-14
God Allowing Suffering: Why does God allow suffering for His children?



2017-07-12
Jesus' Ministry only 3 Years: Why did God only have jesus' ministry last 3 1/2 years?



2017-07-11
Suffering for God's Glory: Continuing from the last call of previous show, God causes bad things for the purpose of His glory?



2017-07-05
God Bringing Good & Bad: Does God create good & bad, create terrible things & cause them to happen? [Jeremiah 29:11-12]
Knowing God's Ways: We can't know God ways, is that true?


2017-07-03
God Creating Humans: Why did God create us?
Satan's Origins: Why & when was Satan created?


2017-05-22
Receiving a Word from God: How are we supposed to know that we have a "Word from the Lord"?



2017-05-08
No Plan: God does not have a plan for us, God just allows stuff to happen, & healing is just medical, the caller heard someone say.
Mental Illness vs Demon Possession: How do we know if it's Mental Illness or Demon Possession?


2017-04-13
Expectations in Prayer: What should we expect when we pray? What should we expect when we follow the pattern Jesus said in the Lord's prayer?



2017-03-03
Calvinism Faith & God's Will: Calvinism discussion, God being the one who grants faith, does He give more faith than others, God's will vs our will



2017-02-23
Asking & God's Will: Just wondering if I ask for God's will, will He open & close doors for me because I'm in a desperate situation [Matthew 7:7, John 14:13]



2017-01-12
Providence of God: Coincidence or providence of God? Does God orchestrate our lives?



2017-01-10
Power in Christ: Our "authority" in Christ, being saved, prayer, word of faith



2016-04-07
Hardening One's Heart: How does God deal with people hardening hearts? Why did Pharaoh's heart get hardened?
End Times Timeline Chart: Do you have a chart of a timeline of End Time events?


2016-02-26
Perfection: What does Jesus mean to be "perfect"? [Matthew 5:38]
People Chastised for Good Works: Why are the people who say, "Lord, Lord" being chastised for doing good works? [Luke 6:46, Matthew 7:21-22]


2016-01-13
Israel Becoming a Nation in 1948: What does God think about establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948?



2016-01-11
God's Sovereignty: Is God intervening when He let's some people survive tragic events & others not?



2015-11-30
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?



2015-11-11
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]



2015-11-05
Neighbors threatening violence: What should caller do regarding her neighbors which seems to escalating into violence?



2015-10-19
God Being for Us: If God is for us, who can be against us? What does that mean? We seem to be up against a lot of foes. [Romans 8:31-36]



2015-09-08
Knowing the Will of God: How do we know God's will for us? Even micro-managing in day to day decisions can He reveal to us?



2015-08-27
The Will of God: Caller says that the only will of God is just believe on Jesus, the Person God sent. [John 6:29]



2015-08-27
Doing the Will of God: How do we know what God we are doing God's will so we aren't guilty of not doing it when He says that people who say Lord Lord were ever doing His will? [Matthew 7:21]



2015-08-25
Healing & Addictions Broken by Praying: Caller was cured by praying directly to God for Healing, for addiction problems & immediately victory & healing.



2015-07-29
Good & Evil People: Does God make some people Evil? [Romans 9:21-23]



2015-07-29
Listening to the Holy Spirit: How come Steve doesn't listen to the Holy Spirit as to when to end a conversation w/ a caller?
Referring to the Holy Sprit: How come he doesn't refer to Him when people call w/ their problems, or what Bible to use, or what church to go to?


2015-07-07
Praying for the Sick: Jesus never prayed for the sick, but is it okay for US to pray for the sick? Should we command it out like Jesus & the Apostles did? Did Paul ever pray for the sick? [James 5:14-15]
Replacement Theology: Did God divorce Israel? Should the caller stop using the phrase, "Replacement Theology"? [Jeremiah 3:8]


2015-06-11
Praying to 3 Persons: We see a person as one individual, but even though Jesus is one Person, it almost seems like we are talking to 3 People, does that make sense?



2015-05-19
God Loves Us, but Proof Needed: The caller knows that God loves us, but he needs encouragement because he & his family have been suffering both financially & physically.



2015-04-07
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]



2015-03-23
God's Will - Sovereignty of God: "God wills to use our wills to accomplish His will." Can Steve unpack that saying? God allowing Islam to do what they are doing, what does he think?



2015-03-13
King Solomon: Would you say King Solomon died saved or unsaved? [1 Kings 1-12, Ecclesiastes 12]
God allowing bad things to occur: God doesn't do bad things to us, but does He allow bad things to happen to us? [Hebrews 12]


2015-03-06
Revelation of God Through Dreams: Decision Making & the Will of God by Friesen, if it isn't expressly commanded in Scripture or forbidden by Scripture, you can't make a wrong decision.



2015-03-02
Michael the Buddhist: Michael the Buddhist is a popular fellow of late, people wondering about him (a call was about him last month also).
Size of the Universe: Why did God make the universe so big? Are there possibly other planets like ours, other "experiments" God has out there?


2014-11-03
God's Favoritism: Does God show Favoritism? [1 Samuel 2:30, Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6,1 Peter 5:5]



2014-07-25
The land of Israel: Even though Israel owns the land right now, they haven't always owned it, but God promised them that they'd own it foever, & God promised Abraham that his seed would be as the dust of the earth, the stars of the sky. [Genesis 28:14, Genesis 13:16, Galatians 3:16, Romans 4: , Psalm 2:8]
The Jews Flourishing: If Satan could stop the flourishing of Israel, would he be making God out to be a liar?
Killing the Jews: There is no rhyme or reason as to why people would want to kill the Jews, including the Muslims.

2014-07-23
Evil for Good: How far does God allow evil to be done so sometimes good come out of it like what happened to Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers? [Genesis 45:4-8, Romans 8:28]



2014-07-22
Character Test: God tests us, & we need to pass the tests & Fear the Lord. [1 Corinthians 10:13]



2014-07-14
God Creating Humans: Why did God make the human race? What is the point of making us?
God & Man: Why did God create us on a less level than Him, a lesser tier?
Flawed Humans: Why did God make us flawed? [Psalms 139:14]

2014-07-07
Pre-tribulation Rapture: We shouldn't divide over eschatological differences, but it's the love of Christ that is the really important, essential thing!
Open Theism: Did God dispense w/ SOME of His omniscience so He could truly give people Free Will?


2014-06-04
Prayer: Is Prayer more for our benefit, our faith, for our therapy, than it is to get God to actually move on something for us?



2014-05-07
Coinherence - Impeccability of Christ: Did Jesus really have Free WIll to go against what the Father wanted Him to do? He must've because otherwise how could it be that "He loved the Father"?



2014-04-17
Taking some for Priests & Levites: What does this verse mean about God taking some Priests & Levites for the New Covenant? [Isaiaih 66:20-21]



2014-04-09
Healing & Atonement: Caller explains about his son's disabilities, the caller's experiences learning about healing, going to meetings about them, but he has learned that he just needs to trust God, if He heals or doesn't heal his son. [Isaiah 53:5-6]



2014-03-05
Hinduism verses Christianity: Does God seek us or do we seek Him?
Becoming a Christian: How do we become a Christian? [John 3]
Incognito Christian & not understanding everything: If we are threatened w/ death for being a Christian, can we pretend we are not, even though we are? What if I don't understand everything as a Christian? [Luke 17:33, Matthew 10:39, Matthew 16:25 25, John 12:25 25, Mark 8:35 35, Luke 9:24]

2014-03-04
Changing God's Mind: Can we change God's mind? [1 Samuel 3:19]



2014-03-03
Will of God: What if God seems to never direct you in certain way, never answers what He wants you to do?



2014-02-18
Waiting on the Lord or your own Desire: How do you know if you are following God's will or just actually following your own wishes? [Psalms 27:14, Isaiah 40:31, 1 Peter 3:1]



2014-01-29
Thwarting the Will of God: If God is omnipotent, how can ANYTHING thwart His will? i'm mainly talking about the King of Persia withstanding God, preventing Him from answering Daniel's prayer for 20 days. [Daniel 10:1-21]



2013-01-25
A Stiff-necked People: Can you explain these verses in Exodus to me? God wanted to destroy them, but Moses changed God's mind. [Exodus 32:9-14]



2013-01-22
Steve's Itinerary: When are you going to be in San Cruz again?
Enjoying a Read-in-a-Year Bible: Really enjoying a Bible that I can read in a year, & have a lot of questions in the margins but can't find them.
Knowing God's Voice: How do we know God's Voice because I am in a bad marriage of a husband who is a sheep in wolves clothing. How do you know you are living in God's obedience?

2013-01-21
Paul Waited: Paul was doing God's will because he'd wait & then go.



2013-01-21
Doubting Thomas & Spiritual Realities: Doubting Thomas believed after he had evidence, but we have to believe by faith, & we get to see the whole picture now of Salvation unlike the people of the Old Testament.
Knowing God's Will even through Adversity: How are we supposed to know if it God's will or not to do something when we might be encountering roadblock after roadblock & not clear open doors?
Obedience: We need to obey what we the Holy Spirit is telling us to do is the key thing.

2013-01-04
Putting God in a Box: Even thought we don't believe in Calvinism, we can't put God in a box saying that He can't make people do what He wants, can we?
T. Austin-Sparks, Watchman & A. W. Tozer: What do you know about Sparks, watchman Less & Tozer? Did they believe in Christian mysticism?
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sinner: We hear all the time the phrase, "Love the Sinner, but hate the sin", but I wouldn't find myself able to love people who murder & rape people.

2013-01-04
Confidence in Prayer: How can we have confidence in prayer when things don't seem take change when we pray? [1 John 5:14]
Working in Prayer: How do we know that things that we do every day are a result of prayer? (Steve never answers this yet...but does at........

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