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Topic: Elect (Election)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-01
"Son of God" in the Old Testament: Caller questions Steve's statement that "Son of God" doesn't appear in the Old Testament. [Psalm 2:7, 2 Samuel 7:12, Proverbs 30:4, Acts 13:33, Hebrews 1:5, Isaiah 9:6].
The Remnant of Israel: Could you comment on the passage in Romans 11 about the salvation of the Jews and the remnant of Israel? [Romans 11:11-25, Romans 9-11, Romans 9:6, Romans 9:27].


2021-04-27
Predestination, Chosen, Election: Could you help me understand more about God choosing people for salvation? [Romans 8:29, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:11, I John 3:2, 2 Peter 3:8-10].



2021-04-26
Predestination: What are your views on "predestination" and why people believe in it or not? [I Peter 1:1-2, Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:11, Romans 8:22-23].



2021-04-14
Non-Calvinist View of "Election": Could you give a non-Calvinist view of "election" as in I Thessalonians? [I Thessalonians 1:4].



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].



2021-04-05
Calvinism's Election & Predestination Parallel to Marriage: Could you comment on a pastor making a parallel between courtship and marriage to the way God predetermining to chooses us, the church, in a Calvinist way? [2 Timothy 2, 2 Peters 3, I Peter 1, Ephesians 1, Romans 8:29-30].



2021-03-01
Non Calvinist View of "Appointed to Eternal Life": Can you help me understand how this verse about being "appointed to eternal life" would be explained from a non-Calvinist position? [Acts 13:46-48, I Corinthians 16:15, Acts 16:14].
Being Caused to Believe (Calvinism): Does the text suggest God causing people to believe in Acts: [Acts 13:46-48].


2021-02-25
Calvinism: Isn't it counterintuitive to be a Calvinist and also be an evangelist?



2021-02-24
Chosen for the Book of Life: Did God choose who would be faithful, or did He just know who would be, when he wrote the names in the "Book of Life"? [Revelation 3:5, Revelation 20:15, Psalm 69:27-28].



2020-12-15
The Predestined & The Elect: Could you help me understand "the predestined" and "the elect"? [John 15, Luke 19:10].
Satan Lucifer: Is Satan the Lucifer, and was he an archangel? [2 Peter 1:19].


2020-11-23
Calvinism & Few Who Find it: If scripture indicates that people will be trying to "find" the way, doesn't that become a good argument against Calvinism? [Matthew 7:14].



2020-11-19
Limiting Free Speech: If the government goes further with its exercise of limiting freedom of speech, calling it hate speech, what will you do about it?



2020-11-10
Marxist Agenda of the Democrats: Now that Biden is in, are we going to be persecuted, which is the Marxist agenda? [James 4:2-3, Proverbs 21:1].



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
Politics, The Election & Donald Trump: Caller disagrees with Steve regarding politics, the election, and Donald Trump.



2020-11-06
Prayer for Election Honesty: Caller requests prayer for honesty of the election and the re-election of Donald Trump.



2020-11-04
Bible Reliability Questioned by Atheist: A long-time Atheist friend of mine has challenged the reliability of the Bible because it has been translated so many times. How would you respond to him?
Testing Prophets Today: Since someone prophesied that Trump would win this election, should we test those that give prophecies? If so, how would you go about testing it before it evidences itself?


2020-11-03
Judging by the Fruit in the Candidate during the Election: Could you help me sort out how to judge people running for office according to judging the fruit in their lives? [Galatians 5:22, Luke 3:9].



2020-11-03
Abortion vs Lying: Caller comments on previous caller's inability to see the indefensibility of comparing killing babies to lying. [I John 3:15, Numbers 35:33].



2020-11-03
Life Begins at Conception: If we believe that abortion is wrong, then should be not be writing our lawmakers about the fact that life begins at conception?



2020-10-09
Total Depravity: Do you agree with the Calvinist position regarding "total depravity"? [Colossians 2, Ephesians 2, Luke 15:11-32].
Chosen in Christ: What do you say about the verses that say we are "chosen" in Christ? [Isaiah 42, Ephesians 1:4, John 15, Exodus 12, Isaiah 5].
Chosen Before the Foundation of the World: Were we not chosen before the foundation of the world? [Ephesians 1:4].

2020-10-01
The Elect in Christ: Is it biblical to view that Christ is the elect one, and we are "in Him", therefore also elect? [John 15:6, Ephesians 1:4, I John 5:12].
Corporate Election: Is viewing election as "corporate election" biblical, as to opposed to the Calvinist view? [John 15:6, Ephesians 1:4, I John 5:12].


2020-09-22
if Christ Died to Atone for Sin, How Can There Still be Punishment: If Christ came to die to atone for the sins of all, how can punishment be required (universal atonement vs universal salvation)? [I Corinthians 8:10-11, 2 Peter 2:1].



2020-09-03
Christian Fiction Writer of "Harbinger", Jonathan Cahn: Have you read the books by Jonathan Cahn, "The Harbinger"?
Bidden/ Harris Ticket: Would you comment on the Bidden/ Harris ticket potential for harming our government?


2020-08-24
"The Called" & "The Elect": Is there a difference between "the called" and "the elect"? I Corinthians 1:24, Romans 8:28, Matthew 22:14].



2020-07-28
Defining Calvinism: Many of the definitions of Calvinism (from the Reformed Calvinists) seem to disagree with your definition. Can you help me reconcile this?



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?



2020-07-09
Contrasting the Calvinist View of Election: In contrast to the Calvinist view, would you talk about your view of election in light of John 6? [John 6:44, John 6:65, John 16:8, John 12:32, Jeremiah 31:3, Hosea 11:4, Matthew 23:37, Acts 2:37, Acts 7:54].
Four Horses of Revelation: What is your view of the symbolism of the four horses in Revelation 6? [Revelation 6:2, Ezekiel 14:21].


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?


2020-06-18
Literal 144,000: Do you look at Revelation 7 as more literal or more symbolic regarding the identity of the 144,000 as Jews? [Revelation 7, Revelation 14].
All Jews & Gentiles are Israel: Are the people, including Jews and Gentiles, now considered Israel in Galatians? [Galatians 3:29f].
Jehovah Witnesses, Mainstream Christianity & the Elect: As a Jehovah Witness, I consider that how we read scripture is the primary difference between my faith and mainstream Christianity, particularly regarding "the elect". What do you think?

2020-05-27
Calvinist View of the Called and Elect: What are your thoughts on whether this verse in Acts supports the idea that God only saves the called, the elect, or the predestined)? [Acts 2:39].



2020-05-26
The Stigmata: Was Paul talking about the stigmata in the verse about bearing the wounds of Christ? What do you think about the stigmata? [Galatians 6:17].
Calvinists & The Thief on the Cross: How do the Calvinists explain the story of "the thief on the cross"?


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?


2020-04-28
Calvinism-Total Depravity or Elect: Is there a place in Calvinism in-between the two extremes; either elect (or called), or totally depraved? [John 12:32, Acts 10, 16].



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.


2020-04-03
Calvinism-Golden Chain of Redemption: Would you share your thoughts on the order of events in redemption- chosen, foreknowledge, called, elect, predestined, etc. (Golden Chain of Redemption]? [Romans 8:28-30, I John 3:2, I Peter 1:2, Ephesians 2:6].



2020-03-20
Calvinist Views of Election & Predestination: Could you talk about the Calvinist views of election, being chosen, and predestination held by some of the leading Calvinists, such as Calvin and Sproul? [Romans 8-9].



2020-03-02
Calvinism-Election & God's Chosen People: Could you help me sort through Calvinism and Election?



2020-02-26
Calvinism, Sovereignty & Free Will: If Jesus died for everyone, and gives man free will, then what if no one chose to follow Him? Does this option not give man more sovereignty than God? [John 17].



2020-02-26
Calvinists-Sodom & Gomorrah's Repentance: Would not the passage about Sodom & Gomorrah repenting had they seen the miracles in Jesus' ministry, a good argument against Calvinists position about the elect? [Matthew 11:21-23, 13:10-17, Romans 9:18].



2020-02-12
Gnosticism, Calvin & Election: If Paul is correcting Gnostic teaching about election to include everyone for salvation, then how can Calvinists not also be corrected? [I Timothy 2:1-6].



2019-12-26
Election & Israel (Ethnic, Religious, or National): In your debate with Michael Brown, you could not respond to his position on "election" and the ethnic state of Israel? [Romans 11:28].
Dispensationalism: Isn't the term "Dispensational" a misnomer, since non-dispensationalists also recognize different dispensations or eras?


2019-12-19
Doctrine of Election: Do you believe the "Doctrine of Election? [Galatians 3:16, 29, Malachi 1:2].



2019-12-03
Elect Angels: When Paul refers to the angels as elect, just who does he mean, and how are they elect? [I Timothy 5:21, Jude 6, 2 Peter 2:4].



2019-08-12
Dispensationalism: Would you explain "Dispensationalism"? Does it relate to time?
Dispensationalism's Relationship to Predestination: Does Dispensationalism have something to do with Predestination and Calvinsim?
The Elect: What is your stance on "the elect"?

2019-08-01
Foundation of the World: Would you clear up the various perceptions about the Greek word order in scriptures, such as, "the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world". [Timothy , Revelation 13:8, 17:8, Hebrews 4:3 Ephesians 1:4, John 17:24, Luke 11:50].
Being Elect: Can you clarify the way you see Ephesians 1:4, as a more corporate group, as opposed to the way Calvinists see it. [Ephesians 1:4, Isaiah 42:1, Matthew, Romans 8:30, I John 5:11 ].
Book of Life: Would you help me understand to what "The Book of Life" refers? [Revelation 3:5, 13:8].

2019-06-28
Unconditional Election (Calvinism): Are we unconditionally chosen or elected to be saved? If so, how then, could God be upset if we didn't make the choice? [Ephesians 1:4, Acts 17:30].



2019-03-08
Election (Predestination): Is the verse about the potter & the clay about people being predestined to be saved or to go to hell [Jeremiah 18:1-4}?. What does "They are not all Israel, that are Israel" mean [Romans 9:6]? [Isaiah 10:22, Romans 9:27-28] Who are the chosen ones? Chosen for what? What about Jacob & Esau? And the vessel for honor or dishonor [2 Timothy 2:20-21, Romans 9:21].



2019-03-07
Calvinism-The Elect: Are Calvinists similar to the Jews that assumed salvation based on their ethnic election-or chosen status? [Romans 9]. Are Calvinists more humble because they believe in total depravity?



2019-02-28
Calvinism, Irresistible Grace, & the Elect: Calvinism teaches an irresistible grace & that only the elect can hear His voice. Is this true? [John 10:15-27]



2019-01-23
Call of God for Only the Elect: Is the calling to come to God only come to certain people, or to all? [John 12:32, John 1:9, Psalm 19].



2018-12-31
Not Making your needs known: What do you mean by not availing, disclosing what your burdens are, to the body of Christ? [Galatians 6:2, Romans 12:15]
Calvinism & Arminianism: Calvinism & Arminianism, elected to being saved before someone asking God in their heart, I heard you saying is what Calvinists believe.


2018-10-29
Calvinism & Election: You are chosen, but chosen for what?



2018-10-17
Calvinism-Election: I was at church the other day & Calvinists seemed to be reading way more into this passage of Scripture than should be. What do you think? [Acts 18:9-11]



2018-08-24
Calvinism & Arminianism: Where do you land on the Arminian vs Calvinism controversy? What does it mean to be chosen or elected?



2018-08-20
Election: Doesn't God have to give us illumination?



2018-06-12
R. C. Sproul, Election & Predestination: R C Sproul, who holds the Calvinist view about Election & Predestination, can you please clarify what it means to really be chosen in Christ? [John 6:44, Ephesians 1:4] (Steve does some humor.)



2018-04-02
Not Willing that any should perish: Not willing that anyone perish, God is 'being patient waiting for us' to evangelize the world, what does Steve say about that in contrast to how John MacArthur would answer it? [2 Peter 3:9]



2018-03-29
Not Willing that any should Perish: Calvinists say God is not willing that any Christian should perish, not anyone who's ever lived. What does Steve say about that? [2 Peter 3:9]



2018-03-19
Jesus Interceding only for the He died for Elect: Calvinism teaches that Jesus only died for & interceded for only those people He died for, as opposed for everyone.



2018-02-05
Jesus on the Cross, the Thieves On the Cross & the Elect: Who was Jesus asking for the Father to "forgive them for they know not what they do"? Jesus dying for the elect.
"Depart from me; I never knew you": Could the statement, "Depart from me; I never knew you" apply to people who were once "known" by Jesus but abandoned the faith?


2018-02-01
Election (Calvinism): Does the word "world" in John 3:16 refer only to the elect? How would a Calvinist interpret 2 Peter 2:21? [John 3:16, 17:9, 2 Peter 2:21]



2017-12-21
Make your Election Sure: "Make your calling & election sure", can you lose your salvation? [2 Peter 1:10]



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



2017-10-11
Calvinism: Every time I hear the words election & predestination, they always seem to talk about the sovereignty of God, but what does that mean?



2017-08-17
Jews Still God's Chosen People: are the jews still God's chosen people?
Praying for the Jews: rphould we be praying for them?


2017-07-27
Calvinism & Election: Michael the Buddhist asks about Calvinism & the term "elect"



2017-04-25
Calvinism & Free Will & King Sihon: Calvinism, Predestination, Election, Foreknowledge. [Deuteronomy 2:30]



2017-04-03
Calvinism: Calvinism, predestination, election as opposed to free will (sort've a followup to previous question)



2017-03-06
Calvinism, Predestination & Election: Calvinism, the chosen, the elect, a category of people or individuals? [2thess 2:13, 1thess 1:4-5]



2016-03-18
Health Issues: Jim, a regular off & on caller, talks about his on-going health issues.
Presidential Election: What does Steve think about the presidential controversy?


2016-03-15
Predestination & Faith, Apostles & Church: Caller thinks that "Calvinism" applies to the apostles, that they were predestined, given irresistible grace, & so on, but we the people of the church, it IS by Faith. What does Steve think of the idea? [Ephesians 1:13, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 2 Peter 1:4, Ephesians 1:3, 2 Peter 1:3]



2016-03-10
Olivet Discourse: How is this verse in Mark talking about 70 AD when it seems to be talking about a gathering of God’s people at the end of the world rather than the Jewish people? [Mark 13:27]



2016-03-03
Calvinism: I have some friends that believe in Unconditional Election yet also believe in Free will. What do you think? Isn't that sort've a contradiction.



2015-12-10
Election - Potter power over the Clay: What about the verse that talks about the Potter having power over the clay? [Romans 9:21-23]



2015-12-10
Election: what is the honest & right view of "election" (chosen)? [Ephesians 1:4]
Jehovah's Witnesses: You had a wonderful lecture on Mormonism, but do you have any lectures on JW's & do you know of false prophecies they specifically made?


2015-10-13
Chosen People: Who ARE the chosen people now, Christians?



2015-05-28
Calling & Election Sure: Does Calling & Election mean you are not really saved until you do all the works in the Sermon on the Mount? Steve explains what it really means. [2 Peter 1:10]
ISIS & Islam in Prophecy: Where does ISIS & Islam fall into Prophecy, if anywhere?


2015-04-29
Elect & the Blinded: Who are the Elect & who are the ones that are Blind? [Romans 11:5-8]
Condemnation of the Devil: In 1 Timothy, what does it mean, the condemnation of the Devil? [1 Timothy 3:5-6]


2015-02-19
Calvinism vs Arminianism: What is the difference between Calvinism & Arminianism?



2015-02-10
Calvinism - The Elect - Work Ethic: Did Calvinist develop a Work Ethnic to make sure they were part of the Elect, & is it what prompted Capitalism in this country?



2015-02-02
Calvinism - Election: Even though Paul was quoting from the Old Testament, which was talking about nations, Paul was talking about individuals, was he not?



2015-01-21
Book of Enoch similar to Narnia: Did Steve say the book of Enoch was similar to the Chronicles of Narnia? What was the motive of the writers quoting from it?
Calvinism: How do Calvinists determine who are of the elect or not?


2014-12-15
Calvinism: Did I hear you say that you are a Calvinist? Why do so many Christians become Calvinists?



2014-11-17
Free Will & Sovereignty of God: A lengthy discussion about Free will & Sovereignty, using Samuel & Saul as an example in the beginning, but they go all over place. The discussion is 25 minutes long! [1 Samuel 9:1-27, Ephesians 2:1-2]



2014-11-10
Calvinism - Total Depravity: A Discussion about Calvinism, Total Depravity & Election.



2014-10-16
Spiritual Death - Dead in Trespasses: We are not really spiritually dead but have a death sentence against us! It seems it was Adam's banishment & knowledge of Good & Evil has affected us. Why the health curse on us? [Ephesians 2, Colossians 2, John 5]



2014-05-21
Lord's Supper - Communion - Breaking Bread: How often are we supposed to take the Lord's Supper? [1 Corinthians 11:26]
Election - Predestination: Can you explain your thoughts about Election &/or Predestination?
Eternal Security: So you think people can lose their salvation?

2014-04-02
Future Salvation of Israel: Some of the Church Fathers taught a future salvation for Israel almost like Dispensationalists teach. [Romans 11]
Concerning the Election: What then is your view about Romans 11:28 where Paul seems to make a distinction between ethical Israel & this supposed spiritual Israel that you say Romans 11 is talking about? [Romans 11:28, Galatians 3:28]


2013-02-13
All Believe Justification by Faith: Even all the Reformers believed in Justification by faith, Sola Fide, isn't that true? Whether we are predestined or not, we have to have faith, & we get salvation from having faith, isn't that right? [Romans 9-11]
Names in the Book of Life from the Foundation of the World: Don't you agree that people's names are already written the Book of Life before the Foundation of the World? [Revelation 13:8, Revelation 17:8]
Election & Free Will: Our Free Will & Election are 2 separate things, because our Free Will inclines us to sin & our election brings us closer to God.

2013-02-07
Calvinism & Election: How do I know if I'm of elect or not? I'm afraid I'm not of the elect.


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