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Topic: Thessalonians (1st)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-14
The Rapture: Isn't the verse in Thessalonians about the rapture? [I Thessalonians 4].



2021-05-27
Those in Heaven and Those to be Resurrected: How does it work when some people are already in heaven, and then those who are raised? Are they coming to earth as well? [I Thessalonians 4:14-16, Psalm 115:16, I Corinthians 15, Philippians 3:21, I Corinthians 15:53, Psalm 2:8].



2021-05-19
Visible, Unmissable, Return of Christ: If Jesus was going to visibly come back, then why did Paul describe signs to look for, so that they would not miss it, trying to reassure any who though they missed it? [2 Thessalonians 2, Acts 17, I Thessalonians 4, I Thessalonians 1:8].
Secret Rapture: What do you say to those that think "the rapture" taking place in secret, and why did Paul describe so many signs for it?
Barnabas Suggestion; 6,000 years till Christ's Return: What do you think about Barnabas (Epistle of Barnabas) suggesting that the return of Christ would happen after 6,000 years?

2021-05-18
Get Ready for Persecution: Do you think that we should be not continue preaching how to escape tribulation, rather how to endure, as we are called to be overcomers.



2021-05-17
Symbolism & The Millennium in Scripture: Caller disagrees with Steve about his stance on when to use symbolic or literal interpretation, particularly in regard to The Millennium. [Revelation 20, I Thessalonians 4:14, Revelation 11-12, Revelation 19, Psalm 50:10, Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:8].



2021-05-03
Church Discipline is Unloving: Isn't church discipline unkind and unloving to execute in today's Christian culture? [I Corinthians 5, 2 Thessalonians 3, Romans 16, I Corinthians 11, Revelation 2].



2021-04-26
Salvation after the Rapture: If someone is not taken up in the rapture, can they still be saved? Recommended lecture: When Shall These Things Be? at TheNarrowPath.com [I Corinthians 15, I Thessalonians 4, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, John 6:40, John 6:44, John 6:54, 2 Peter 3].



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
Jesus Would Not Lose Any: What is the non-Calvinist view of the verse about Him not losing any of His own, and what is meant by that? [John 6:39, John 17:12, John 17:6, 2 Peter 3:9, I Thessalonians 4:3].



2021-04-06
Sanctified Hearts: How do we sanctify our hearts? [I Peter 3:15, I Peter 1:15-16].
Brethren as Sinners: Why do so many brethren still identify as sinners? [Galatians 5:17, Romans 7:20-23, Ephesians 2:8-9, James 4:7, I Thessalonians 5:16-18].


2021-04-01
Dispensationalism, the Seven Churches & the Rapture: As a Partial Preterist, could you clarify that the seven churches, [I Thessalonians 4:13-18, I Corinthians 15:51-52, Revelation 3:10, Revelation 11:4, Zechariah 4:2, Ephesians 3:15, Revelation 4-5, Daniel 9, Matthew 24:21]. Recommended Lecture; "When Shall These Things Be?"



2021-03-23
Rightly Dividing the Word of God: What do you think about rightly dividing the word of God? [2 Timothy 2:15].
The Mysteries of the Church and the Rapture: Why don't churches talk about the mysteries Paul talks about? [Matthew 6, I Thessalonians 4:14-18, I Corinthians 15:51, Revelation 7:14, I Thessalonians 3:4, Matthew 16:33, John 6:39, John 6:44, John 6:54].


2021-03-17
Pre-Trib Rapture: What scriptures support those that believe that there will be a rapture (pre-trib rapture), before the antichrist comes? [I Thessalonians 4:16-18, I Corinthians15:51-52]..
No Pre-Trib Rapture: What do you make of other scriptures that seem to indicate that there is no pre-trib rapture? [Mark 13, 2 Thessalonians 2].


2021-03-10
The Gap Theory: Is there any evidence of a "gap theory" in scripture? [Genesis 1:1-2, Exodus 20].
Sanctification: Could you clarify if sanctification is progressive, or if it is imputed to you upon salvation? [I Peter1:15-16, I Thessalonians 5:23, Romans 8:1, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 6:6].


2021-02-17
Historic Premillennial View of the Resurrection In light of the Historic Premillennial view of the resurrection, how do you see them "coming back to life again" in Revelation 20? [Revelation 20:4, John 5: 28-29, I Corinthians 15:51-52, I Thessalonians 4:16-17].
Righteous & Unrighteous Resurrected Together: Is there any place in scripture where the righteous and unrighteous are specifically raised together, in contrast to there being two resurrections? [John 5:28-29, Acts 24:15].
Two Deaths & Two Resurrections: What do you think about the fact that there seems to be two deaths and two resurrections in scripture? [Revelation 20:5-6, Revelation 20:15].

2021-02-17
Rapture (Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, Post-Trib): What do you think about the various views of the timing of the rapture (pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib)? [I Thessalonians 4:15-17, John 5:28-29, John 6:39-54].



2021-02-11
Right After Death: What happens right after we die? [I Thessalonians 4:14, 2 Corinthians 5:8].



2021-02-01
God's Wrath Poured Onto Jesus: Can you help me sort out the idea that God poured out His wrath for sin onto Jesus? [Isaiah 53:6, Psalms 22:1, 2 Corinthians 5:21, I Peter 2:34, I Thessalonians 5:9].



2021-01-27
Timing of the Rapture: Could you help me sort out your view of the timing of the rapture, in contrast to mine, which is mid-tribulation? [Matthew 24:21-22, John 6:39-40, John 6:44, John 5:54, John 12:48, Matthew 24:30, I Corinthians 15, I Thessalonians 4:16, Matthew 24:29-31].



2021-01-27
Countering the Pre-trib Rapture: What scriptures can I use to counter the "pre-trib rapture" view? Recommended lecture; "When Will These Things Be?" [John 6:39-44, John 6:54, John 12:48, John 5:28-29, Acts 24:15, I Cor 15, I Thessalonians 4:16].



2021-01-15
Continually Praying: Is it a poor choice of words to use "continually" regarding prayer? [I Thessalonians 5:17, Romans 1:9, Luke 18:1].



2021-01-08
The Parable of the Unwise Virgins (Bridesmaids): Could you clarify the meaning of the parable of the unwise virgins (bridesmaids)? [Matthew 25:1-13, I Thessalonians 4:17, Acts 28:15].



2021-01-08
The Rapture: Will we be raptured? [I Thessalonians 4:16-18, I Thessalonians 1:10, John 6:39-40, John 6:44, John 12:48].



2020-12-30
Heaven & its Location: What is heaven, and where is heaven-particularly after the resurrection? [Revelation 22:3, Psalm 115:16, I Thessalonians 4:14].



2020-12-28
Pre-Trib Rapture to Avoid Tribulation: Could you discuss the idea that a pre-trib rapture would give us hope, but if it doesn't happen before, then we would have no hope of being rescued from it? [Matthew 25, Revelation 19, Revelation 20, John 5:28-29, Acts 24:15, Matthew 24:21, I Thessalonians 4:16-18].



2020-12-02
God Punishes & Disciplines Us: Does God punish us? [Psalms 103:6-12, I Thessalonians 4:6, 2 Peter 4:13, Hebrews 12:5-12, I Corinthians 11, Proverbs 13:24].
Applying Scripture to Ourselves: How does one know how to apply the Psalms, Proverbs, etc., to oneself? [1 Corinthians 11, Psalm 103:5-6, 2 Timothy 3:16].


2020-12-01
Christians Surprised by the 2nd Coming of the Lord: Will Christians be surprised at the 2nd coming of the Lord? [I Thessalonians 5:4-8, Matthew 24:43-51, 2 Peter 3:10, Matthew 25:1-13].
Watching & Losing Sleep: When "watching" is referred to in scripture, is it saying that we literally should be losing sleep as we look for the coming of the Lord? [Matthew 25:1, Ephesians 6:18].
Body, Soul, Spirit in the Lake of Fire: Will the body, soul, and spirit be thrown in the lake of fire?

2020-12-01
Near Death Experiences: Could you comment on the "near death experience"? [I Thessalonians 4:14, Revelation 5:10, 2 Corinthians 5:8].



2020-11-12
Heaven-bound Upon Death-or Not: In your new book on the kingdom of God, "Empire of the Risen Son", you talk about our calling is to the kingdom and to glory, not to heaven, so can you clarify where I go when I die? [I Thessalonians 4:14].



2020-11-04
Drifting Away of the Church: What factors may have affected the drifting away of one church over the other (as with the Galatians and Thessalonians) in scripture? [Acts 14, Acts 17, I Thessalonians 1:9].
Elders in an Immature Church: Was Paul going against his own advice when he appointed elders in the immature church in Acts 14? [Acts 14:23].


2020-10-27
Seeking "The Kingdom of God": Is seeking "the Kingdom of God" the most important thing we are to do? [Matthew 6:33, Matthew 24:14].
Seeking Success in a Career: If we are disciples of Christ, should we be seeking financial success in our career? [I Corinthians 12, Romans 12, Acts 3:6, Matthew 10:8, Matthew 19:23, Ephesians 4:28, 2 Thessalonians 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 4: 11, I Timothy 6:17, I Timothy 6:9, I Corinthians 12:31].


2020-10-23
Levels of Hell: Could you talk about the scriptural implication that there are different levels or punishments in hell? [1 Thessalonians 1:9, Luke 12:47, Matthew 11:24].



2020-10-23
Set Apart or Heeding a Calling: How are we to understand being set apart for God? Is it just living a good and joyful Christian life? [1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Jeremiah 1:5, Acts 2, Romans 12].



2020-10-21
Sanctification: Regarding sanctification, is it a one time event, or a process? Does God do the sanctifying? [I Peter 1:14-15, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Peter 3:18, Philippians 2:13, I Thessalonians 5:16].



2020-10-19
Great Mystery and Change: Could you talk about the great mystery about when we shall all be changed? [I Corinthians 15:50, I Thessalonians 4:16-17].
Resurrection "All-in-All": Does the resurrection passages have anything to do with the scripture, "all in all"? [I Corinthians 15:28].


2020-10-16
Where Do We Go Upon Death: Where do we go the minute we die, to heaven or in suspension until the resurrection? [I Thessalonians 4:13-16, I Corinthians 15, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Revelation 6:10].



2020-10-16
Wrath to the Utmost: Does this verse, "constantly fill up their measure of sins, but wrath has come upon them completely" refer to AD 70? [I Thessalonians 2:16, Matthew 23]



2020-10-15
What is Yet to Come in the Book of Revelation: What do you think is still left to happen in the book of Revelation? [1Thessalonians 4, Acts 1:11, Revelation 11:15, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, Matthew 24:2, Revelation 1:1, Luke 21:7].



2020-10-14
Reconciling Verses about Resurrection, Rapture & God's House: Could you help me reconcile these verses about the resurrection, rapture, and God's house? [I Thessalonians 4:14-17, 2 Corinthians 5, Matthew 5:31-46, John 14:2, John 14:23, Hebrews 3:6, Hebrews 3:13, 2 Corinthians 3, 2 Corinthians 6, Ephesians 2:20-22, I Peter 2:5].



2020-10-13
Dispensationalism Destroyed: Doesn't this verse destroy Dispensationalism entirely? [John 5:28, I Thessalonians 4, Revelation 20, John 6, 2 Peter 3, John 12:48, Revelation 21].



2020-10-06
Are the Dead Immediately with the Lord Upon Death: Where is your deceased wife? [2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1, I Corinthians 15, I Thessalonians 4:15].



2020-09-22
Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, or Post-Trib: Why are there so many opinions on the pre-trib, mid-trib, and post-trib rapture? [John 6:39-40, John 6:44, John 6:54, I Thessalonians 4].
America Under God's Judgment: Is America under God's judgment?
Annhilation in Hell : Will people in hell eventually be extinguished?

2020-09-21
Worship on Saturdays or Sundays?: Are we supposed to worship on Saturdays (The Sabbath) or Sundays? [I Corinthians 10:31, I Thessalonians 5:16-18, Romans 12:1, Acts 2:46].



2020-08-31
Confession of Sins & a Pure Heart: Could you talk about our confession of sins in order to keep a pure heart? [James 5:16, I John 1:9].
Pure Heart for Communion: What about having a pure heart in order to take communion, because we sin so often? [I Corinthians 10:31, I John 2:1].
Masturbation: What about masturbation? [I Thessalonians 4:3, I John 2:16, John 15:13, Matthew 26:41, Psalm 103:1-14].

2020-08-20
Pre-Tribulation Rapture: Is the church going to be raptured before the tribulation or not? [I Thessalonians 4, John 6:39-54].



2020-08-07
Wood, Hay, and Stubble: Would you comment on the meaning of the verses about building on wood, hay and stubble? [1 Corinthians 3:14-15, 1 Corinthians 1-4, Malachi 3, I Peter 2:5, I Peter 1:7, Matthew 10:22, Revelation 2:10, I Thessalonians 3:3-4].



2020-07-06
Three Definitions of Heaven and Hell: Do you have three definitions of heaven, as you do of heaven? [Genesis 1:1].
Heaven When We Die: Why do people think we go to heaven when we die? [Psalm 37:29, Acts 2:29, John 3:13, Revelation 21:2].


2020-06-29
Pre, Mid, Post-Tribulation: Could you talk about the various tribulation views (pre, mid, post trib)? [John 6, I Thessalonians 4, 2 Thessalonians 1:6-8].
Living in Sin as a Christian: Will those that are living in sin still be saved - eventually? [I Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21].


2020-06-24
Time of Trouble Right before Jesus Comes Back: As a Partial Preterist Amillennialist, how do you interpret Daniel 12:1 ? [Daniel 12:1, Matthew 24:36-39, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, Revelation 20:7-8].
Jesus Return & Current Events: With all the frightening current events, do you think Jesus could come back right now? [1 Thessalonians 5:3].


2020-06-17
Messianic Prophecy to Come: What messianic prophecies are still to come? [Matthew 25:31-36, I Corinthians 15, Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4, 2 Timothy 4, Zechariah 12, Zechariah 14].



2020-06-11
Gift of Prophecy Today: If the canon of scripture is complete, then how can there be a gift of prophecy today? If so, what does it look like? [Acts 21].
Gift of Prophecy Defined: Is the gift of prophecy about making predictions? [I Corinthians 14:29, I Thessalonians 5:20-21, I John 4:4].


2020-05-29
Rapture & Where with the Lord Forever: Could you clarify the idea of the rapture and the reference to meeting the Lord in the air and staying there-in the air? [I Thessalonians 4:17].



2020-05-20
Left Behind & Took Away: Where is the one taken, and what is going on with the one left behind? [Matthew 24:38-40, Psalm 91:7-8, Luke 17, 2 Thessalonians 1:8].



2020-05-20
Women Speaking in Church: What does it mean in scripture when it indicates that women should be silent in churches? Do it mean she should not teach? [I Corinthians 14:34, I Corinthians 11:5, I Thessalonians 4:11].



2020-05-19
Seeing the Second Coming Through Telescopes: Do you think that it would be possible that people could see Jesus returning via telescopes before most of us would see it? [I Thessalonians 5:2, 1 Corinthians 15:52].
Someone Who Won't listen to Steve Gregg: How would you respond to someone that won't listen to you, Steve Gregg, because of his conviction that you are not obedient to scripture according to Isaiah? [Isaiah 8:20].


2020-05-07
Seared Conscience: When scripture speaks of people who are seared, are they believers? [I Timothy 4:2].
Quenching and Grieving the Holy Spirit: Would you talk about the meaning of quenching and grieving the spirit?[Ephesians 4:30, I Thessalonians 5:19, Isaiah 63:10]


2020-05-05
No One Has Ascended to Heaven: Could you explain John 3:13 when it says that no one has ascended into heaven? [John 3:13, I Thessalonians 4].



2017-06-07
JW's & Michael the Archangel: Doesn't this verse prove that Jesus isn't Michael the Archangel is the Jehovah's Witnesses contend? [1 Thessalonians 4:16



2016-02-10
Paul & Wrath: Paul uses the word "wrath" 3 times. what is this wrath he is talking about & is it still future? {1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:9]



2015-03-27
Meeting Jesus in the Sky: Caller is having a hard time understanding why we are to meet Jesus in the sky if He's coming down here to the earth? [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17]
Clouds: Are they going to be literal clouds when He comes down? [1 Thessalonians 4:17]

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