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Topic: Church History

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-19
Family Curses & Divine Counsel for Prayer: Have you heard of bringing prayer to a "counsel of divine judges" which may be tied to Genesis? He feels he may have a family curse. [Genesis 1:26-28, I Corinthians 6:3].
The Didache: What do you think about "The Didache"?


2021-04-05
Various Views in the Jerusalem church: What are the different views of those in the Jerusalem church?
Senior Pastors in the Jerusalem Church: How did the hierarchy of the Jerusalem church compare to those that would be considered senior pastors in churches today? [Galatians 2:12, Acts 15, Matthew 23:8].


2021-01-28
Amillennialism, Rod of Iron, Inquisition & the Persecuting Church: Is not the Amillennial view responsible for the persecution of the church in the Inquisition", because of claiming to rule by the "rod of iron"? Books on Amillennialism recommended- author, Sam Storms. [Revelation 2:26-27, Matthew 20:25].



2021-01-25
Calvinism vs the Alternates: What is the difference between Calvinism and other denominations? Recommended lecture; "God's Sovereignty & Man's Salvation."
Steve Gregg Leaving Calvary Chapel: What lead to your departure from Calvary Chapel?


2021-01-25
Apostle John: Could you help me fill in some missing information and gaps in his history of the apostle John?



2020-12-01
The Millennium & Partial-Peterism: Are we in the millennium now? And how does that relate to Partial-Preterism? Recommended lecture by Steve Gregg; When Shall These Things Be?



2020-11-25
Qualifications for Apostles: What are the qualifications for an apostle? Should I be at a church that calls some there apostles? [2 Corinthians 8:23, John 13:20, Ephesians 4:11, 2 Corinthians 12:12, Matthew 23:10].



2020-11-24
Blood Spoken of Frequently in Scripture: Why does the Bible speak so much about blood? [Leviticus 17:1, Hebrews 9:22].
The Baptist Denomination: What are the pros and cons of the Baptist denomination?


2020-11-17
Church in the Gospels: If you say that the word "church" was only found two times in the gospels, how did we come up with our liturgy and how did they conduct church in the early church [Matthew 16, Matthew 18, Acts 2:42-49, I Corinthians 14, I Corinthians 11, I Timothy 3, Titus 1, 2 Corinthians 3:17].



2020-11-11
Greek Rule in Bible Times: Comment about the Greek rule in Biblical days.
Revelation & New Age: Caller comments on the harlot in Revelation its relationship to the New Age Movement. [Revelation 17:6-8].


2020-10-21
Premillennial View of Christ's Return: Could you explain why you reject the premillennial view of Christ's return?
F. F. Bruce & Amillennialism: Was F. F. Bruce an Amillennialist?


2020-09-25
Apostolic Succession: Would you talk about Catholic "apostolic succession" and the early church fathers? [Acts 12].



2020-09-11
The Holy Spirit & Oil: Is there a connection between the Holy Spirit and oil, or is there an inappropriate conflation of the two? [Zechariah 4:6, John 7:37-39].
Books on Church History: Do you have any particular recommendations of primary books on church history?


2020-07-24
Church Persecution: Could you share some thoughts about the persecution of the church today, and if the early church relied on the government to assist them? [Mark 12:30-31].



2020-06-25
Good Books About Satan: Caller offers book suggestions on the topic of Satan: by Michael Brown.
Christian Fundamentalism: How would you define Christian Fundamentalism? Is is a good thing or a bad thing?


2020-06-22
Believing in God-Without Doubt: Should we not know that God is real with every fiber of our being, rather than related to the saying, "I would rather live as if there is a God and be wrong ..."?
The Value of the Church Fathers: Why are the church fathers important to us, since we are all fallible?


2020-06-11
Small Church Meetings: What do you think about smaller church gatherings, attempting to emulate the early church. Is there enough time and attention on the sermon, rather than eating and visiting?



2020-06-02
Pre-millennial & Anmillennial Church History: When did the church transition from Pre-millennial to Amillennial? [Revelation 2:6, Matthew 20:25-28].



2020-05-28
Why is Not More Being Written in the Bible Today: Why are God's people not still writing more to add to the Bible?



2020-05-21
Augustine & Calvinism: Did you say that Augustine was the father of Calvinism?
Calvinism Origins & Manichaeism: What is Manichaeism?
Calvinism, Church Fathers, Alternate Views: Did the church fathers that introduced Calvinism have any opposition?

2020-05-14
Petra, Edom, Bozrah, Moab: Could you discuss Petra (Bozrah) and if it was in Edom & Moab?
Temple Servants-Gibeonites: Were the temple servants Gibeonites?
Is There an Actual Rapture: What is the background of the word used for rapture? Do we really have a biblical basis for believing in the rapture, or is it metaphorical? [I Thessalonians 4:17, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, Acts 28:15, 25:1, 2 Corinthians 12:2, 15:52].

2020-04-09
Church of Christ Origins: Could you clarify the origins of the Church of Christ? [Romans 16:16, Hebrews 12:23].
Church of Christ & The Way: Do you think that the Christian assemblies in 33A.D. would have been called "The Way", rather than the Church of Christ as the denomination contends?


2020-03-26
Church after the Book of Acts: What happened to the church after the book of Acts? [Matthew 20:26].



2020-03-26
Authority to the Popes to the Apostles: Do the popes have the authority of "binding and loosing" that Jesus promised to the apostles? [Matthew 16:19, 18:18, 2 Corinthians 8:23].
Mary & the Saints Perfected in Righteousness: Relative to the Catholic claim that Mary and the saints are prefected in righteousness, are we not already prefected in righteouseness in Christ? [3 John].


2020-03-09
Jesus as the only Way: Can we absolutely prove that Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven amidst all the world religions that are out there?



2020-03-03
Hell & Catechetical Schools of Theology: What are the historical centers of theology you were talking about in your book on hell, and where can I find more information about their views?



2020-02-20
Bodies in Hell: Do we know what kind of bodies the wicked will have at the resurrection, and would that have any effect on one's view of hell?
Warning of Destruction in AD70: Did the warning in Revelation for the believers to flee, have any effect on the churches in Smyrna & Philadelphia? [Revelation 2:9, 3:9, John 8:44].


2020-01-07
Early Church Variations & Denominational Splits: Would you clarify the denominational splits in the early church and how it has affected our contemporary Christian faith today?



2019-11-14
Churches in Revelation: Why were there only seven churches addressed in the book of Revelation? [Revelation 1:4-17].
Second Coming: Could you help me with understanding the second coming of Christ?


2019-10-21
Church Structure-Institutionalization: Can you talk about church structure and how it had already become institutionalized by the time of Augustine?



2019-09-06
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?


2019-05-20
Christianity's Beginnings: When did Christianity begin?
Denominations: What are denominations? Are we not the one body of Christ?


2019-05-01
Escaping Jerusalem AD 70: How and when did the Christians get the warning to leave Jerusalem prior to A.D. 70? Pray that it will not be on the Sabbath or in winter? [Eusebius].



2019-04-16
Notre Dame: What do you think about the relics that were in Notre Dame (cross, crown of thorns)?



2019-03-26
Church: What prevents the modern day church being like the early church? Why there much church discipline anymore?



2019-02-25
Church Membership: A pastor presented a lecture on why church membership is biblical. Is this true?



2019-02-22
Holy Roman Empire & other Church History: Are these other events are going to be future in Ezekiel? What about the White Horse in Revelation? [Ezekiel, Revelation 6:1] (junk call)



2019-01-09
Bible History, Manuscripts: Discussion of Biblical history and manuscripts.



2018-12-26
Purgatory: Where does the doctrine of purgatory come from?



2018-12-19
Steve's Gregg & his Beliefs: Can you delve on your journey again of how you came to what you believe? How you went from Dispensationalism to Amillennialism?



2018-11-08
John banished to Patmos: Is there any evidence when John was actually banished to Patmos?



2018-09-19
Augustine: So Augustine mixed Greek philosophy with Christianity.



2018-07-31
Losing your Faith: Just repent, start obeying Jesus again, if you find yourself start falling away.
Acapella Music: Caller thinks it's Church History that the church didn't use musical instruments for the first few centuries, but it was just for singing & making melody in their hearts.


2018-03-07
Tithing in Christian History: When did tithing start becoming a thing in the Christians church?



2018-01-19
Martin Luther: Was Martin Luther King saved? Was he led by God?
The Persecuted Church: Are Christians still persecuted around the world as much as they were in the 1st century?
Movies about Jesus: What did you think about some movies about Jesus, such as, Last Temptation of Christ, Jesus Christ Superstar or The Passion of the Christ?

2017-10-25
The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Has Steve ever heard of the book called, The Ladder of Divine Ascent (caller calls it letter of divine ascension)?
Gnosticism & Asceticism: There's a lot of talk about Gnosticism in the Bible, but Christians don't have to practice Asceticism, even though people like John the Baptist & Paul seemed to practice asceticism, since Jesus didn't, & we are supposed to follow His example!


2017-05-18
Paul & Timothy: Paul was a mentor to Timothy, so do you know what happened to Timothy after paul died, did he keep the faith? [1 Timothy, 2 Timothy]
Luke: What about Luke? Whatever happened to him?
Paul's defectors: Did anyone who worked with Paul end up leaving the faith?

2017-05-18
Building the Church: "upon this rock I will build this church", is this an ongoing thing or something that hasn't been fulfilled yet?
Unity of Faith in the Church: Has Jesus' prayer been answered yet that the church would become unified as one to glorify God?


2017-02-07
Apostolic Doctrine: Apostolic Doctrine related to Calvinisn & Arminianism



2016-03-11
Heresy: What is heresy, & can you give me an example of it in church history? Are elements of Calvinism heresy?



2015-11-11
Hell & the Early Church: What was the view of the early church about Hell?
Roman Catholicism: Is the Catholic Church Christian?


2015-10-21
Church History & Church Fathers: Who is the first Church father that you attribute spiritualizing Scripture to, especially eschatology? [Romans 2:28-29, Romans 9 - 11]



2015-08-27
Day of a Christian in the Early Church: What were the daily concerns of the body of Christ at that time? What would be the daily life of a Christian during the Apostolic times be?



2015-08-18
Josephus & other 40 Historians: Why wouldn't all these Historians who were OUTSIDE the Bible mention Jesus if He really existed?



2015-05-14
Understanding Prophecy: Caller is advising Steve that in order to understand prophecy, especially concerning the Beasts. Then they discuss historicism.



2015-05-13
Church Growth in Dark Ages: How was the church growing in the Dark Ages during the monopoly the Catholic Church had on the Bible, on the Truth? [Matthew 13:31-32]
Materialism: Western Society seems to have lost their way, the husband & the wife both working, undermining the family by being taught by schools & daycares, ignoring Christianity.


2014-12-23
Technical Difficulties of Broadcast: Follow-up of Technical Issues.
Pastors in the Bible: When you said the other day that there was no "Pastors" in the Bible, I remembered a verse in Ephesians. What about that one? [Ephesians 4:11]


2014-07-31
The Narrow Path Forum: Some very good, thought-provoking questions on that forum!
Calvinism: Caller thinks Calvinism is getting stronger & stronger in churches, & we need to be aware of it.


2014-07-15
Seal the book until the end: What does it mean when it says in Daniel to shut the book & seal it until the end? [Daniel 12:4]
Understanding Daniel: So do you understand everything in Daniel? [1 Peter 1:10-12, Romans 16, 1 Corinthians 2, Colossians 1, Ephesians 3]
History of the church throughout the centuries: What do you consider as "the church" throughout the history of time?

2014-07-11
Church History - Eusebius: There's a story that Eusebius tells about King Abgarus writing a letter to Jesus about his sick son, wanting Him to come heal him, & Jesus replying that He'd send one of His disciples to heal him. Do you know anything about that?
Sanctification - Protestantism vs Eastern Orthodox: Do you know the difference between the Protestants concept of Sanctification verses the Eastern Orthodox perception?


2014-06-26
Studying Early Church: Studying Early Church History is so beneficial.
Forgiveness: Supervisor has a shady character. How do you deal w/ somebody who is very questionable?


2014-02-03
Persecution: What would the first century church or the apostles do if a group of people, such as Muslims, came to a town & said either convert or die?


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