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Topic: Denominations

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-18
The Biblical City of Bethel (Luz) Would you clarify when the city of Bethel (Luz) was named? [Genesis].
Mary Baker Eddy & Christian Science: What are your thoughts about Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Science)?


2021-04-30
Proving Who Has it Right Among Religious Groups: How does one sort out those various religious sects that use some of the same scriptures to prove opposite points and both find and prove the truth? [Luke 11:28, Luke 9:35, Matthew 17:5, John 21:22].



2021-04-21
"The Local Church" & "Recovery Bible": Could you comment on "The Local Church"(Witness Lee, Watchman Nee) and their Bible called "The Recovery Bible".
Paul Persecuting the Church or Christ: Could you clarify the relationship with how the verse about the church being persecuted by Paul relates to the church or the "Body of Christ" ? [Acts 9:4].


2021-04-14
Church Membership: Could you elaborate on your view of when a church won't accept certain people with particular views into their membership? [Acts 10:15, Romans 14:5, I Corinthians 3:1, Proverbs 27:17, Romans 16:17, Romans 15:7].



2021-04-05
The Salvation Army: Could you talk about The Salvation Army as a church?



2021-03-05
Church Membership Requirements: Is it normal for churches to require an interview and signed paperwork to become a member of the church? [I Corinthians 1:12, Matthew 5:37].



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



2021-02-08
Seventh Day Adventists-Great Disappointment: Isn't it hypocritical of you to criticize the Seventh Day Adventists making a mistake about Jesus' return in 1844, since you also have made mistakes in the past about Dispensationalism?



2021-02-01
Anabaptists & Persecution: Did Anabaptist ever persecute other Christians? Where would you find them in church fellowships today (Mennonites, Amish, Hutterites, Münsterites)?



2020-12-21
Not Being Confused or Persuaded Wrongly: How do you not get pulled into alternate views of scripture when there are so many opposing and convincing preachers teaching variations within denominations? [Revelation 13].



2020-12-18
Christadelphians: Is the Christadelphian group a cult?
The Conviction of the Holy Spirit: What do you recommend regarding taking care to not squelch the prompting and conviction of the Holy Spirit [I Corinthians 11:30-32]. (The answer is given after the break as Steve was muted.)


2020-12-15
Praying with Those that Disagree: Is it wrong for a Christian to pray with those of Eastern Orthodoxy, who don't think they should pray with you?
The Trinity Option: Are there scriptures that substantiate that belief in the trinity is not necessary to follow Jesus and be saved? [Luke 10:20, John 5:24, John 14:9, John 16:3, I John 2:22, Romans 10:9].


2020-12-03
Seventh Day Adventism: Caller discusses the difficulty of leaving the Seventh Day Adventist Church.



2020-11-25
Which Catechism: Do you adhere to any one catechism? If so, which one, and if not, what is wrong with them?



2020-11-25
Request for Prayer for Sudi: Request for prayers for Sudi, who was just discovered to have a mass that is likely to be cancer.
The Right Church and Denomination: How can one be sure they are in the right denomination, if experiences in the wrong one were somewhat convincing.


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?


2020-11-20
Seventh Day Adventism: What are the pros and cons of Seventh Day Adventism? [John 13:34-35, Hebrew 8:7-13].



2020-10-30
Christians Unloving to One Another: How do I handle my grief over Christians being unloving to one another and demonizing each other's denominational views? [Luke 14:26, Matthew 16:24-25].



2020-10-29
Jesus is God: If someone believes that Jesus is the son of God, but fails to see that He was God, are they lost?



2020-09-21
Is 7th Day Adventism Correct in their Doctrine: Because I am seeking the true church, and am being drawn to the 7th Day Adventists, can you clarify why you don't think they are a good denomination with solid doctrine?



2020-09-01
The Lord's Day: Is "The Lord's Day" Saturday or Sunday?
Seventh Day Adventism: So what do you think about the faith of the Seventh Day Adventist church?


2020-09-01
Rebroadcasts of Narrow Path Radio Program: Does the Narrow Path Ministry have to pay for additional air-time when radio stations rebroadcasts it during other parts of the day, when it's not live?
Causes to Break-off Fellowship or Church Discipline: You have said that many things are not enough to break fellowship over, so what things ARE worthy of breaking fellowship over?


2020-08-10
Calvary Chapel's View of End Times: Could you clarify what differences you have with Calvary Chapel and why they would consider some of your views as heretical?
Angels Could Fall Again: If angels have fallen in the past, what prevents them from falling again? [2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6].


2020-07-29
Christian Science & Word of Faith: Could you clarify the differences between Christian Science and the Word of Faith? [2 Corinthians 4:17, Psalm 119:71].



2020-07-28
Westminister Confession: Is the Westminister Confession related to the Calvinists in England?
End Times author, Salem Kirban: Have you heard of Salem Kirban and his writings about end times?
Opposite of Calvinism: What is the opposite of Calvinism?

2020-07-24
Reformed Church of America: Who is the Reformed Church of America?



2020-07-17
So Many Religions and Denominations: Why are there so many religions and denominations, and how do I know which is correct? [Daniel 2:44, Mark 1:15, Romans 10:9, Matthew 25:34].



2020-07-17
Various Biblical Views Causing Confusion: How do I become less confused about all the various and conflicting views among different denominations on biblical topics?



2020-06-02
Former Catholic Questions "What is Essential": From a Former Catholic, who is now attending a non-denominational church; "I get confused about the meaning of being "Born again" among other things. What should I be more focused on to grow in my faith?"
The Pentecostal Denomination & The Trinity: Does it matter what church I go to? The pastor of the Pentecostal church is nice, but his view of The Trinity doctrine is different.


2020-05-06
Steve Gregg & His Leaving Baptist Denomination: What caused you to switch from being a Baptist? And what denomination did you shift to afterward?
Path of Maturing in the Lord: As you grow and mature in your walk with God and knowledge of the Bible, does the path naturally take you to different denominations and fellowships? [Matthew 11:29-30].
Fig Tree Illustration & Meaning in Scripture: What does the story mean about the fig tree that is cursed to never produce fruit again? [Luke 13, Mark 11:12-14].

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.


2020-04-16
Noah's Ark: Is it conceivable that the animals on Noah's ark were just babies, and not really full grown?
7th Day Adventists: Would you tell me about the 7th Day Adventists and if they are Christians? [Romans 14].


2020-04-13
Hank Hanegraaff & Eastern Orthodoxy: Do you know why Hank Hanegraaff switched to Eastern Orthodoxy?



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?


2020-04-07
70th Week in Daniel: When does the last half of the 70th week in Daniel end? [Daniel 9:27]
The Local Church: Are you familiar with "The Local Church"? What was your overall impression of them?
Peter Popoff: What do you think about Peter Popoff?

2020-04-01
Baptism Requirements: Would you comment on a church that requires re-baptism in their own church with their stipulations on how to do so? [Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19-31, I Peter 3:20].



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



2020-03-13
Unity School Church: What do you think about the Unity School?



2020-03-02
Darbyism, Dispensationalism in Denominations: Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches do not support Darbyism, correct? What do the Mormons think of Darby's view?



2020-02-25
Anabaptist & Waldensians: Could you clarify the positions and relationship of the Anabaptists, and the Waldensians-particularly about baptism?
Dietary Restrictions: Why were dietary restrictions ever imposed in the laws levied on Israel? [Acts 10:15, Leviticus 11].


2020-02-19
Oldest Religions/ Cult: Caller comments on World Mission Outreach and other religions and cults that do not hold essential beliefs or doctrines.



2020-02-11
Doctrinal Differences & Contrary Opinions: Why do we believers all have such different beliefs and convictions? How do we know we have the right opinion?



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?



2019-11-25
Shift from Evangelical Churches to Liturgical Churches: Would you talk a little bit about many Christians moving into more formal & liturgical denominations, like Eastern Orthodoxy & Catholicism?



2019-09-12
Contrasting Views of Christian Unity: Could you give me some insight about the variance in the way the Reformed denominations (Calvinist) think of unity, as contrasted to the way non-Calvinists do? [I Corinthians 3:1-4, Matthew 11:29-30].



2019-07-29
Conflicts Among Denominational Views: How does one find a church, when there are such dramatic conflicts in denominational views, and that you are considered an outsider if you don't believe in all the same views as that particular church? [I Corinthians 9:19-23].



2019-07-26
Church of the First Born: Do you know anything about The Church of the First Born & what their doctrines are?



2019-06-20
Christian Scientists: What is "Christian Science"?



2019-06-07
Seventh Day Adventists/SDAs: Caller says a friend invited him to the SDA church, so does Steve know anything about them?



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
Denominations: Why so many denominations? What happened to create so many?



2019-04-30
Denominations: Are there way too many denominations? [I Corinthians 3].



2019-04-30
Denominations: How do we justify all the denominations within the church, when there is only one church? [I Corinthians 3].



2019-04-10
Church Autonomy (church government): Is it unscriptural for a church to remain autonomous? Should churches be accountable to an authority? How does apostolic authority fit in? [Romans 14:5]
Denominations: Why are there so many? Is it a result our inability to unify in Christ?


2019-04-03
Knowing the True Church: Since believers are scattered throughout many denominations, how do we know who the true church and true believers are? What does the true church look like?
Baptism: How do we know if someone is really repentant and ready for baptism? Who has the authority to baptize?


2019-01-11
Reformed Church Would you talk about finding a good church? I am especially looking at the Reformed Church.



2018-12-26
No Denominations: If there was no division into denominations today, what do you suppose the church would look like?



2018-12-13
Any Church: Can I go to any denomination for church?
Anti-Christ, Man of Sin: Where will the anti-Christ come from, the man of sin?


2018-09-14
Denominations: What do you think of denominations, shouldn't we have unity & one church [2 Peter 2:18]



2018-08-28
Only Their Denomination: Why do some denominations think they are the only ones going to be saved (Catholics, for example)?



2018-08-24
Supernatural Beings: (Steve said this kid could call back in the same show; he took advantage of it.) How much influence does supernatural beings have on the natural world?
Free Will: Why didn't God plan the world to be like what heaven will be since they won't be able to sin there? Why did He allow sin?
Beliefs & Denominations: Are there some denominations that won't go to heaven? Or one denomination that will?

2018-08-21
Incognito Churches: Are modern churches changing their denominational names in order to conceal?



2018-08-10
The Brethren: What do you know about the Brethren movement?



2018-07-11
Religiously Abused People: How do we help people who were hurt by "religion"?



2018-04-26
Dinosaurs: Were do the Dinosaurs fit into the Creation timeline?
Belief in Christ (John 3:16): Isn't it true that it doesn't really matter what religion/denomination we are, just as long as we start at John 3:16, we really that?


2018-04-26
Church of Christ & Presbyterian: What is the difference between the Church of Christ & Presbyterianism?



2018-04-13
Sinner's Prayer: What is your opinion about the Sinner's Prayer?
Methodist Church: What's your opinion about the Methodist church?


2018-04-05
Denominations: Is the splitting of so many churches a good thing or a bad thing? Does it weaken or strengthen the church? Do you we need to unify again?



2018-04-02
Church Fathers & Becoming gods: What is your thought on what a Mormon told me, saying that even the Church Fathers said that we can become as gods like the Mormons believe, "as God is man can become, as man is God once was"? (THIS CALL IS CARRIED ON PAST THE BREAK EVEN THOUGH IT SEEMS LIKE STEVE ENDED IT IN THE FIRST HALF.)
Baptists What are the main differences between Baptists & Presbyterians?


2018-01-15
Young's Literal Translation: I like the Young's Literal Translation.
Plymouth Brethren: Do you know anything about the "Plymouth Brethren"?


2017-10-11
Christadelphians: Do you know anything about the Christadelphians who ask why do we need to support Israel?



2017-09-08
Splits in the Lutheran Church & Homosexuality: Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod & Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, all these splits, homosexuals



2017-07-28
Denominations: Are denominations just possibly being an immaturity of people who choose to be divided in certain things. Is there examples of that happening the early church?



2017-03-21
Future Coming together of the Church: What is the future of the church as far as coming together? emergent church



2017-03-20
Denominations & Lack of Faith: Who is accountable for the lack of faith & having all these different 44,000 denominations?



2015-12-29
Origins of the Baptist Church: The Baptist denomination existed before there were any Protestants, is that true?



2015-09-08
Church of God & praying to Mother God: Caller was invited to the Church of God, & was told that they needed to pray to the Mother God because Jerusalem is the mother of us all & it faces the east.



2015-09-04
General Assembly: Does Steve know anything about the General Assembly church? Is it a cult? [Hebrews 12:13]



2015-07-22
NIV & KJV: Should I get rid of her NIV, & just read the KJV of the Bible?
Denominations: What Denominational Church do you think I should attend & ones that I should stay away from?


2015-07-17
The Christian Church - Disciples of Christ: Does Steve know anything about "The Christian Church", especially their views re: Baptism?



2015-05-28
The Church of Firstborn: Has Steve ever heard of the church called, "The Church of the Firstborn"?
[Romans 7], Paul's pre or post Conversion: Is Romans 7 referring to Paul's experience before or after his conversion? [Romans 7]


2015-03-20
Christian Science: Are the Christian Scientists just like any other denomination? Is there any place in the Bible we can exploit for healing?



2014-11-26
Unitarians & the Nazarene Church: What do Unitarians believe? What about the Nazarene Church?



2014-09-25
"Perfectly Joined together": Why so many denominations? Why can't we all be united? [1 Corinthians 1:10-14]



2014-09-03
Catholic Church as opposed to real Cults: The Catholic church or Catholic Christians are not that different than other Christians. They aren't cultic like say Mormons, JWs, Christian Scientists.



2014-08-28
Denominations: Is there a denomination that aligns itself the most w/ what you believe?
Which Church: What church do you go to then every Sunday?


2014-07-31
Strange Doctrine & Deception: What can we do to make sure people don't become deceived & accept strange doctrine?



2014-07-24
Evangelical Covenant church: Do you know anything about the Evangelical Covenant church?
Doctrinal Differences: How do learn to be edified from a teacher who you disagree with doctrinally?


2014-07-21
Apostolic Church & the Trinity: So what does the Apostolic Church believe about the Trinity, & how would you share the Trinity w/ them? [1 John 5:7]



2014-07-16
Baptism & The Church of Christ: Isn't it wrong to believe that someone isn't born again until they are baptized, that it's a matter of faith before they are baptized, but getting baptized is just a public announcement that you are a follower of Christ?



2014-07-03
Finding a good Church [Steve lost internet connection right as she was invited to start speaking] Caller just wanted to comment about finding a good church. She feels the Lord's recovery founded by witness lee and watchman nee is that perfect church. [that was very wise of her to just continue talking!] [& then he lost connection again at the end of the conversation.]



2014-07-03
Finding a Church & the Music played in them: How do you go about finding a good church at an older age, or, what if the church you used to go to has radically changed since you last attended there in your youth?
Evangelical & Charismatic: Are Evangelicalism & Charismatic in harmony w/ each other?
Wesleyan Church: What can you tell me about the Wesleyan Church?

2014-06-26
Ananias & Sapphira: Regarding hell "scaring people into Salvation", isn't that sort've what happened during the incident of Ananias & Sapphira & throwing fear into the church? [Acts 5:1-11]
United Reformed Church: Do you do you know anything about the United Reformed Church?
R C Sprouls & the Reformed Church: I was wondering what the United Reformed Church was being "reformed" from?

2014-04-14
The Heart: The heart is something we are supposed to guard, but it's also said to be the most deceitful thing.
Denominations: There are so many denominations but i'd like to know what I align myself with the most, & what are the main differences between the denominations?


2013-01-17
Baptist Church: Is it okay to go to the Baptist church?
Fasting to Overcome Addictions: Is it okay to fast to overcome sin & addictions?

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