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Topic: Pagan

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-17
When Jesus Comes-What's Next for the Christians Who are Alive: Will we see heaven if we are alive when Jesus comes? Will we go to heaven and have the marriage supper there? [Revelation 21:9, Revelation 21:2, Revelation 17, Hebrews 12:22].
Earth Burns Up: Where will we, who are alive when Jesus comes, be when the earth burns up?
Pagan, Heathen, Gentile: What is the difference between, "pagan", "heathen" and "gentile"?

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



2021-05-06
Multiple Marriages in the Bible: Why didn't God ever confront David about his multiple marriages? [I Corinthians 7:2]
Prophets to the Pagans: Did the prophets of God ever go and confront the pagan nations?


2021-04-27
Comment on Demon Possession vs Oppression: Caller clarifies the idea of being possessed by demons would be different from by influenced by demons.
Deep-breathing for Anxiety: Why is the practice of deep-breathing for anxiety looked down upon as if it is pagan. [Philippians 1:4].


2021-04-20
Ancient Pagan Cultural Influences: Are you familiar with the Behistun, the Gilgamesh Epic, and Sumarian Tablets and how they may be informing us to the source of certain ideas, events, and cultures?



2021-04-16
Michael Heizer & the Divine Council: Do you think that Michael Heizer may be leading folks to polytheism with his understanding of the verse in Genesis about the word "us" in the creation story referring to the "Divine Council"? [Genesis 1:26, Daniel 10:13-20].



2021-03-31
Elisha & the Children Eaten by Bears: Would you talk about the children who were eaten by the bears because they were making fun of Elisha? [2 Kings 2:23-25].
John Addressing Gnostics or Christians in 1 John: Who was John addressing in the first epistle of John? [1 John 1:9, I John 3:14, I John 2:12-14, I John 2:7].


2021-03-19
Annihilation of the Canaanites: Are we to understand the cursing of the Canaanites was the justification of the annihilation? [Genesis 9:25, Genesis 15:16].



2021-02-05
Killing of the Midianites Contradictory: What about God saying you should not kill, but yet He directs the killing of the Midianites?



2021-01-07
Pagan Sources for Christianity (Zeitgeist): What about the claim that Christianity borrowed many of its features from earlier pagan cultures? (Rec Lecture: Zeitgeist, Steve Gregg, YouTube).



2020-12-07
Pagan Christmas and Christmas Trees: Is Christmas pagan and scripture referring to Christmas trees in Jeremiah? [Jeremiah 10:1-5, Isaiah 44:15-17, Isaiah 46:6].



2020-10-29
Halloween: Could you comment on Ephesians 5:11, particularly in light of Halloween? [Ephesians 5:11, Galatians 4:10].



2020-08-20
Constantine's Christian Conversion: Do you anything about Constantine's conversion, his vision about the sign of the cross, and the ark that he made with pagan symbols on it?
Constantine's Pagan Temple Symbol: Did Constantine add the cross to many other pagan symbols in a temple?


2020-07-21
Science Seen as Sorcery to Ancient Pagans: Do you think that scientific information introduced to ancient pagan societies would've been seen as sorcery, so that is why Genesis is told as it is? [Genesis 1, Genesis 5, Matthew 19:4].



2020-07-20
Education Today: What do you think about the state of education today?
Classical Education: What do you think of a classical education, including taking Latin - especially with the inclusion of Greek and Roman pagan literature?


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].

2020-03-19
Idolatry: What is idolatry? [Matthew 10:37, Ephesians 5:15, Colossians 3:5].



2020-02-19
Oldest Religion: What is the oldest religion?



2020-01-07
Regeneration Before Faith: Do the following verses prove that regeneration precedes faith? [John 1:12-13, Philippians 1:29, I John 5:1, Ephesians 2, Colossians 2, John 3, Luke 15:11-32, Hebrews 4, James 1:17].
Greek Philosophy in Christianity: Is it wrong to mix our faith with elements of other religious philosophies? [Exodus 12, Colossians 2:8].


2019-12-18
Pagan Symbolism in Christianity Have you heard of the "Fuel" project and their postulate regarding pagan symbolism in Christianity?



2019-12-04
City of David: Is Bethlehem or Jerusalem the "City of David"?
Non-Christian Event: What would you do about attending an event that seems to be oriented toward Wicca or non-Christian decorations in a Christmas house?


2019-11-07
The High Places; What were the high places and why could Israel not simply obey God by taking them down as He directed? [2 Kings].



2019-05-31
God's Judgment on Pagan Societies: What is the difference between what terrorists are doing today and the genocide God pronounced against the Canaanites and Amalekites in the Old Testament? [Deuteronomy 20:17, I Samuel 15].



2019-05-16
Adam & Eve in Heaven or Hell: Did Adam and Eve go to heaven or hell?
Three Dispensations: Are there three dispensations (Pagan, Mosaic, Christian) in God's timeline? [Hebrews 11]. 16, 6, 2, 2336


2019-04-24
Nimrod: Did he marry his mother?
Easter: Are there pagan roots when celebrating Easter with eggs?


2019-02-06
Less Stern Judgment: Did pagans have less accountability than the Israelites because they didn't know as much as Israel? [Acts 14:16, 17:30]



2018-09-14
Paganism: Historical pagans introducing ideas for Christianity/Judaism?



2018-03-26
Pagan Holidays: God was getting really upset w/ a king for doing this idolatry stuff yet claiming to be following God, so how is that different than us celebrating pagan days such as Christmas & Easter?



2017-11-06
Not Celebrating the Holidays: I don't think we should celebrate Holidays because of pagan roots & it comprises the faith, so I don't celebrate them.
The Christmas Tree: Jeremiah seems to be talking about the Christmas tree & idol worship, don't you think? [Jeremiah 10:2-5]


2017-10-16
Women in Ministry I would like to know the reasons why a woman is not allowed to be a pastor or elder. Do you know the reasons? [1 Timothy 2:11-15]
Church Traditions & Customs & Head Coverings: What can you tell me about church traditions & customs, especially involving head coverings for women? [1 Corinthians 11:2-16]
Communion & Agape Feasts: The Early Church had real agape feasts for communion instead of just a token bread & wine like nowadays.

2017-09-27
Similarities in Christianity & Pagan Religions: Caller says that a friend says there are parallels in Christianity & other pagan religions, Egyptian, Zeitgeist, 10 commandments, 49 confessions.



2017-04-10
Dying Eggs in Pagan times: Pagans dyed eggs in children's blood?



2016-03-30
Cyrus the Great: What is the Christian view on Cyrus the Great? Was he ultimately saved? [Isaiah 45:1]



2015-12-09
encouragement about guilt over a murder-suicide: I just wanted to call & encourage the man who had a guilty conscience about a murder-suicide his father committed.
Celebrating Christmas: comments about a previous caller about not celebrating Christmas.


2015-12-08
Hebrews Roots & Christians: Just because someone calls themselves a Christian does not mean they are a Christian.
Christmas & Easter: How come you never say celebrating Christmas & Easter is a false religion? [Jeremiah 10:1-5]


2015-12-08
Norman Willis - Nazarene Israel (Hebrew Roots): Have you ever heard of Norman Willis, who believes in the Hebrews Roots Movement?



2015-11-02
Cremation: A prominent Christian teacher said that people shouldn't be cremated because it's a pagan thing to do. What do you think?



2015-10-28
Jesus & Horus: Are you familiar with the supposed similarities between Jesus & the Egyptian god Horus, such as the Virgin Birth?



2015-10-23
Joshua's time & our time: The Jews not marrying Pagans back in the their time, but does this carry over to our time as well? [Joshua 23:12, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18]



2015-10-14
Chronicles of Narnia: What do you think of the C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, fantasy & fiction, verses reality, especially since they have witches in them & such?
Leviathan: How literal should we take Leviathan?


2015-09-15
Church Buildings & Organization: Caller has just read, "Pagan Christianity" & was wondering about Church buildings & organizations, & fundraising for it. What does Steve think about that?



2015-07-16
Christmas & Easter: What does Steve think about Christians adopting Christmas & Easter as Christian holidays since they have Pagan roots?



2015-06-12
Casting of Lots: Isn't that Pagan, casting lots? It sort've bothers the caller. [Acts 1:26, Proverbs 16:33]



2015-05-11
The Book, "Pagan Christianity" Does Steve know about the book called, "Pagan Christianity", has he read it, & what does he think about it?



2015-04-10
Drum Usage in Church: Does using drums in the church have a pagan connotation so they shouldn't be used?
Cremation: How is God able to put all the ashes back together if people are cremated?


2014-12-16
Paganism, Christmas & a lone ranger: A person is going solo during Christmas w/ out his family gathering because he refuses to celebrate anything pagan involving the holiday.



2014-12-16
Pagan Roots for Christmas: Is it wrong for Christians to decorate a Christmas Tree, & share gifts? What about Santa Claus & stockings? Is there any Biblical evidence to suggest these things are wrong because of their pagan roots? [Jeremiah 10:1-5]



2014-09-11
Word equals Law: Caller has a friend who thinks the word, "Word" in John 1 is actually supposed to be referring to the "Law". What do you think? [John 1:1]
Pagan Days in contrast to Jewish Feast Days: Caller's friend is really against pagan holidays but thinks we need to keep the Jewish Feast days.


2014-07-29
Christmas & Easter: What do you think about Christianity pagan holidays such as Christmas & Easter? [Jeremiah 10:2-5]
Tetragrammaton - YHWH - Yeshua: Don't you think we have to call God & Jesus by the right name?


2014-04-22
Easter: Is Easter a Pagan term? [Acts 12:4]



2014-04-18
Feasts & Times: Should we ever be celebrating any Feasts or Times?
Easter: I heard that the word Easter had Pagan Roots. IS that true? [Acts 12:4]


2014-02-25
Dramatic Change in Christianity: Christianity changed a lot after the first century from Hebrew Roots to be influenced by pagan roots like the greeks & Romans, is that true? and if it IS true, are we going to possibly transition back into more of the Hebrews Roots?



2013-01-02
Tattoos: The son of the caller wants to get tattoos, & what does Steve think? Should she let him? [Leviticus 19:28]


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