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Topic: Evil

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2021-06-18
Need Both Good & Evil: Caller posits the idea that we need to have both good and evil inclinations.



2021-06-09
Living the Christian Life: Is it possible to live the Christian life? [Romans 8:5].
The Problem of Evil: Can you recommend your teaching that deals with the problem of evil? Lecture recommended: "Making Sense of Suffering".
Going Through Storms in Life: What of the saying, "If you are not going through a storm, you are either going into one or coming out of one"?

2021-06-04
Objects with Demonic or Evil Attachments: What do you think about the possibility of an evil attachment to an object in my home that makes my kids uncomfortable?



2021-05-21
Saved to the "Uttermost" & Eternal Security: Could you comment on this phrase; saving us "to the uttermost", and any relationship to "Once Saved, Always Saved"? [Hebrew 7:25, Matthew 1:21].
Evil Spirits or Demons: Could you expand on the concept of "demons"? [Matthew 9:33].


2021-05-18
Changing My Evil Heart: How do I, who has backslidden and feel that evil is deeply rooted, actually change my heart? Lecture recommended lecture; Spiritual Warfare & both books, "Empire of the Risen Son". [Romans 7, Matthew 26:41].
John Owen's (Puritan): What do you think of the Puritan writer, John Owen's book, "The Mortification of Sin"?


2021-05-13
Worshipping Evil, Satan, Demons: In some religions, like the Hindus, people worship the devil. Why would people want to do this?



2021-04-27
Sin in One's Life Causing the Trouble: What do you think about those that tell you that if you are having trouble in your life, you need to hunt down the sin causing the trouble? [Job, I Peter 3:17].



2021-04-22
God Wants to Save Hitler: How do you answer why God would want to save really terrible people such as, Hitler? [Mark 2:17].



2021-04-09
Evil Government Authorities: Why should we vote or be politically active, based on what scripture says about government authority? How should we deal with evil government leaders? [Romans 13:1-4, 2 Peter 2:13-14, Acts 5:29, Mark 11:27-28].



2021-03-29
Demonic Powers Today: Can you help me with the spirits that are causing COVID and political evil right now?



2021-03-29
Nasty Imprecatory Psalms: How do we fit the nastiness of David's imprecatory psalms and the Christian mission? [Psalms 137:8-9, Matthew 5:43-48].
Dashing Babies Against Stones: How can we justify praying as David did to hope for babies to be dashed again stones? [Psalm 137:8-9]
501c3 Church Benefits: Isn't it duplicitous for a 501c3 to not be willing to submit to government dictates and yet benefit from the tax benefits?

2021-03-24
Satan Creator of Hell: Did Satan miraculously create hell and then keeps people alive to torture them forever? If not, didn't your God do that evil? [Revelation 20, Revelation 2:11, Matthew 10:28].
Souls and Feeling Pain: Can souls feel pain in hell?


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?


2021-02-18
Believer Who Come to Life: Are not those that are dead and come to life the believers in John 5? [John 5:24-25, Revelation 20:15].
Satan Loosed & 1000 years: Regarding "binding the strong man" and when Satan will be loosed, when is the thousand years (millennium) that is mentioned in Revelation? [Revelation 20].
Satan Bound Now: How can Satan be bound if he is still running around doing evil things? [Matthew 12:29, Revelation 20:3].

2021-02-01
The Spirits (Both Holy & Evil): Could you share some scripture about how the spirits work (both evil ones and the Holy Spirit)? [Matthew 12:43, Proverbs 4:23, 2 Corinthians 5:8].



2021-01-20
God Creating and Then Allowing Evil & Suffering: How could an all knowing, all powerful God, create a world where there is such evil and so much suffering?



2021-01-14
Demon Exorcism: Do you think that a new technique using iron to help exorcised of demons? [Matthew 17:19, Ephesians 4:26-27, 2 Corinthians 2:11].
Prayer & Laying on Hands: Is praying for someone in another room, just as effective as laying on hands? [Acts 19:12].


2020-12-16
Satan's Purpose: If Satan was a created being, and not a fallen angel, then why was he created? [James 1:12-18].



2020-12-10
Giving Up Our Rights to Speak Against Evil: What do you think about a pastor who says we should be willing to give up our own right to speak against some of the evil things that are happening in our culture? [Luke 3, Micah 6:8, Acts 1:7, Isaiah 42:1-4, Matthew 12:18-21, Luke 19:1-13, Matthew 13:24-30].



2020-11-16
Evil in Lucifer in a Evil-less Heaven: How did evil arise in Lucifer if there was no evil in heaven? [Ezekiel 28:15].



2020-09-28
Hardened Hearts: Could you help me with my struggle in understanding when the Bible says God hardened people's hearts? [Isaiah 64:6].
Good Works as Filthy Rags & The Ones Who Don't Know Him: If we all deserve hell, and our works are as filthy rags, how does it work for those that have never really had any breaks or opportunity to know Christ? [Isaiah 64:6, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27, Titus 2:14, Acts 10:34, I Timothy 2:4, 2 Chronicles 7:14, 2 Peter 3:9, Ezekiel 33:11].


2020-09-22
After Noah's Flood, Yet Sin Abounded: What was accomplished by the flood if the same sin was in Noah's family, and it didn't change much afterward?



2020-09-08
Calling People Unflattering Names: If I call a politician an evil moron, am I in danger of hellfire? [Matthew 5:22, I John]



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
Love of Money, Root of Evil: Which translation of this verse about the love of money and the root of all evil do you prefer? [I Timothy 6:10, Ephesians 5:5].
Dispensationalism's Influences on Our Culture Today: How much influence do you think that Dispensationalism has had on the development of various technologies and idea about one-world government, etc.?


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?



2020-05-29
Birds Evil in the Bible: Could you comment on the birds in the trees being evil, and the idea of larger churches leading to allowing birds to nest in them? [Matthew 13:32, Luke 13:19, Revelation 22:16, Daniel 4:12, 21, Ezekiel 17, Ezekiel 31, I Corinthians 5:6-7].



2020-05-15
Racism: Do you think that racism is learned, or part of the fall?



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



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?


2020-05-11
Suffering in the World: Why does God permit evil, specifically, suffering in the world? [Philippians 4, I Peter 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 8:26].



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].

2020-04-28
Biblical Language for Politically Evil People: Is there Biblical language that describes what the disrespectful press and leftist people are doing to Trump, and what can He say to them more effectively?



2020-02-18
Tree of Good & Evil: Why did God not want Adam & Eve to eat of the "Tree of Good & Evil", since knowing good and evil clearly would be beneficial? [Genesis 2:15-17].
Tree of Knowledge Death Penalty: Why would death be the penalty for Adam & Eve Eating of the Tree of Knowledge?


2020-01-16
First Sin & Evil: What was the first sin? Did God create evil?



2019-12-06
Author of Evil: Who is the author of evil, God or Satan? [Genesis 50:20].



2019-08-09
God Creator of Sin, Evil & Temptation: If God created everything, then did he also create evil, sin and temptation? [James 1, Deuteronomy 13:1-3].



2019-06-07
Work Environment: Caller is concerned about being surrounded by evil/darkness while he's working, concerned because it's advised we shouldn't be. [Ephesians 5:1-17]



2019-05-30
Birds in scripture: Birds in the Bible sometimes implies they are evil, but will they be in heaven? [Matthew 10:29, Matthew 13:31-32, Daniel 4:12, Ezekiel 31:6, 17:1, Mark 4:15, Luke 8:11-12].



2019-03-18
Calvinism: Is Calvinism dangerous? Wouldn't it turn people away from God when God is presented as the one who ordains evil events, such as rape?



2019-03-04
People Evil: Are we just mistaken, rather than really evil, if we are going down the wrong path? [Ephesians 6:12}?



2019-02-15
Deathbed conversion as opposed to long-term Christians losing their faith: What about a good person who was a Christian most of their life who ends up going to hell & a person who was evil most of their life who repents and becomes saved?



2019-02-12
Choosing Good over Evil: God made everything good, so why didn't Adam (or Lucifer) choose good?



2018-12-10
Demon-possession or Devil just wreaking Havoc: What is the difference between demon possession vs the devil just messing w/ you? [1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:9-12]



2018-11-30
Hypnosis: What side of the fence do hypnosis work for?



2018-11-19
Demons that were cast out: When Demons are cast out of a person, can they go into animals now?



2018-11-15
Spiritual Warfare: Are the powers of hell coming against us & is Satan in hell?



2018-11-01
Distinguishing Evil Spirits & Demons: Is there a difference between evil spirits & demons?
Supernatural Reports: What do you think of the books "Heaven is for Real" or "23 min in Hell"?


2018-10-31
Celebrating Halloween: Christians celebrating Halloween, we absolutely shouldn't do it!



2018-10-31
God bringing Evil: God will bring evil on his son? Evil = disaster, calamity [1 kings 21:27-29]



2018-08-06
Sleep Paralysis, Demon attacks & Spiritual warfare: Caller tells about a personal experience with a demons, & calling on the name of Jesus. He would like to know what Ephesians 6 has to do with this? [Ephesians 6:12]



2018-07-30
Miracles in Jesus Name: If you can do miracles in Jesus name it seems you are pretty close to doing God's will, so wouldn't He be the One doing that?



2018-07-26
Demon Phenomenon: A story about Demon Phenomenon, Is it normal to go through what he went through?



2018-07-18
Sleep Paralysis: I, too, like felt a Sleep Paralysis, felt a force leave me.
Baptizing in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Ghost The term God the Father , The Son & the Holy Spirit, to use for Baptism, is not even in the Septuagint.


2018-07-17
Sleep Paralysis: Have you ever heard of sleep paralysis? What about anointing a room for protection? an ex-mormom wants to know



2018-07-17
Demonic Pact & Its Ramifications: I made a demonic pact made when a youth, so what are the ramifications, does there need to be a special deliverance? [2 Corinthians 5:17]
Addiction: Struggle with Addiction a lot.


2018-07-12
Cast Down & Not Forsaken: What did Paul mean by being Cast down & not forsaken? So who casts us down? Who forsakes us? [2 Corinthians 4:9]
Overcoming Evil with Good: How do I overcome evil w/ good when people leaving messes for me to clean up?


2018-05-22
Divorce: Divorce is it not allowed at all? You are always committing adultery if you remarry someone who is divorced?
Adolph Hitler: Why would God allow an Adolph Hitler to happen?
Worshipping God all day in Eternity: why should we want to sit in heaven all day worshipping God?

2018-05-10
Resist not Evil, Resist Satan: Can you please explain to me these contrasting Scriptures about Resisting? [Matthew 5:39, James 4:17, 5:8-9]



2018-04-18
Shamanism: What do you think about getting into Shamanism?



2018-04-18
Being Guilty: Feeling guilty for not helping the homeless, & so it got me thinking, doesn't Satan have a counterfeit for everything good from God?



2018-01-30
Trial & Suffering Sanctioned by God: Did God create evil, trials & suffering in our lives? [Isaiah 45:7]



2018-01-12
Art & Science of Biblical Interpretation: How do you know what is metaphorical and what is historical?
Defining Good & Evil: How do we define Good & Evil? Man was originally a being created with a likeness to God, isn't that right?
Joel Osteen: What do you think of Joel Osteen & his church becoming the biggest church in North America?

2017-12-28
Sermon on the Mount & James: You say that James gets a lot of his information from the Sermon on the Mount. Do you know what the connections are to James' writings?
The Tongue: What is this about James referring to the tongue as dangerous? [James 3:2-12]


2017-11-29
The Scoffer: It says in this verse in Proverbs that if you get rid of the scoffer you'll get rid of contention, strife and reproach. So how do you get rid of the scoffer? [Proverbs 22:10, Proverbs 3:34]



2017-11-20
Twinkle of an Eye & the Light of the Eye: Verses that talk about eyes, on about in the twinkle of an eye & one about the light of the eye, is there any correlation? [1 Corinthians 15:52, Matthew 6:23]



2017-11-17
Holiness of God & Permitting Suffering: Regarding the goodness/holiness of God, why would an all-loving, all-powerful God not step in & prevent horrific human suffering?



2017-11-15
Dealing with Hauntings or Evil Spirits: I'm wondering what you think of hauntings or evil spirits? Caller shares a story.



2017-11-07
Uses of the word "dog" in the Bible: The use of the term "dogs" in the Bible, are there 4 different meanings?



2017-09-19
Job, Imputed Righteousness & Righteousness as Filthy Rags: Job & his righteousness, we need imputed righteousness because isn't our righteousness as filthy rags? [Jeremiah 17:9, Isaiah 64:6]



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?


2017-06-07
God Creating Evil: Why did God create evil? It seems to say that in Isaiah. [Isaiah 45:7]



2017-01-23
Crushing Satan's Power on the Cross: Did Jesus take care of sorcerers & occultists & their power when He died on the cross?



2017-01-20
Yoga: The caller thinks the problem with Yoga is that you need to abstain from all appearances of evil like the Bible says. [1 Thessalonians 5:22]



2016-04-08
"Lord, Save Us From Your Followers": Caller disagrees with the documentary, "Lord Save Us From Your Followers". A long discussion ensues.



2016-03-17
God using Evil for Good: Even though evil isn't good, God uses it for good? [Romans 8:28]
Hardest Doctrine to Teach: What is the hardest doctrine to teach in Steve's experience?


2016-02-12
God Creating Evil: Did God create evil?
Calvinism-Predestination: Can you talk about Predestination?


2016-01-04
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]



2015-11-13
Evil: Does God actually create evil? I thought God was a God of love & good? [Isaiah 45:7]



2015-10-14
The Existence of the Devil & Evil: If Christ is all knowing, why did He create the Devil & evil?



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



2015-07-01
Demon-Possession: How do people get Demon-Possessed in the first place?



2015-06-12
Meaning of "so" in 2 Thessalonians: Caller is reading the NLT, & wants to know what "so" denotes, is talking about? [2 Thessalonians 2:11]
Son of Perdition: Is the Son of Perdition a one time occurrence?
Sending Deception: What if a person doesn't want the truth today but wants it tomorrow, but it's too late because God sent you a Delusion that same day, are you toast?

2015-04-06
Daniel & a Demon Resisting Him: How was it that a demon was able to resist Daniel's prayer...it taken over 20 days. How could that be possible?



2015-04-01
Apologetics: The caller said that an atheist said that if God exists, He is a perverse since He's responsible for so much evil.



2015-03-25
Demons being in Hell: Where does it say anywhere in the Bible about the demons being cast in hell? How can they be being judged right now because they sure seem to be wandering around the world right now? [2 Peter 2:4]



2015-03-20
Nature of Evil & Original Sin: What is Steve's view of the nature of the Angels? Are we going to have any desire to sin on the other side of glory?



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]


2015-02-25
Demons: Some people don't believe in demons, that there are just evil people. Does Steve have any information on outside sources of them?



2015-02-23
God's Foreknowledge: No matter if God was able to control it or not, but it would seem cruel that God made us if He knew we were going to fail (Michael the Buddhist)



2015-02-20
Apostasy & Strong Delusion: When is the Apostasy & what is the Strong Delusion that are mentioned in [2 Thessalonians 2]?
Catholic Church: Could the Catholic Church get more evil (again) as we get closer to the end time?


2015-01-14
God Hates the Sin, Loves the Sinner: We've heard the saying, God hates the sin, but loves the sinner, but there are places where it says in the Bible that God hates the wicked person.



2014-08-13
Your Eye being the light of your Soul: What does it mean when Jesus said that if your eye is good, your whole body will be good, & if your eye is bad, your whole body will be bad? [Matthew 6:22-23, 1 Timothy 6:10]



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]



2014-07-17
Knowing Good & Evil: How can humans know good & evil.....like God did? So there was evil before Adam & Eve sinned? [Genesis 3]
Sons of God, Nephilim: Who were the Sons of God who went to the daughters of the land? [Genesis 6:1-4]


2014-07-03
Witnessing to Hostile People: People are so hostile out when witnessing to them out in the streets, i'm beginning to think Jesus only died for His people, His church, His bride.



2014-06-30
Being Redeemed from the Depths of Hell: Can you expound on the people who will never be redeemed because of the clutches of evil they found themselves in?



2014-06-24
Millennium being the Church Age: If the Millennium is right now, during this Church Age, w/ Satan being bound up, how do all the major wars, holocaust, fit into the scheme of things? [Revelation 20:1-8 Matthew 12:27-29 Mark 3:22-30 Luke 11:21-22]



2014-05-28
Aggressive Driving & glorying in Justice: Is it okay to rejoice when you see someone who had been aggressively driving pulled over by a cop later on up the road?
Death of an Evil Leader: What about rejoicing over the death of someone who was evil?


2014-05-12
Holy Spirit: Even when a person is walking in the Spirit, is it still possible to inflict evil on another human being?



2014-04-18
God Creates Evil: Is God the author of evil?



2014-04-17
Serpent on the Pole: I always thought Serpents were a personification of evil, but when the Israelites had to look up at the serpent on the pole, wasn't that symbolic of Jesus? [Numbers 21:8]



2014-02-11
God sending people to Hell: Comments about why God can send people to hell. We need to hate evil.



2013-02-11
David & Jesus Regarding Enemies: Why did David curse or say bad things about his enemies, but Jesus said to forgive & love your enemies?
Blessings for doing Good, Cursing for doing Bad: How come in the Old Testament is says evil will happen if you sin, & good if you obey, or blessings & cursings for doing good or bad? [Job, Deuteronomy 28]
Legalizing Abominations: Does a nation that legalizing abominations be in trouble & receive the judgment of God?
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