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Topic: Faithful(ness)

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2021-06-22
Perseverance of the Saints (Eternal Security): I disagree with you in that I can't imagine ever walking away from the Lord, if one is ever really saved? [Revelation 2:10, I Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 4:10, Hebrews 6:4].
Apostates Cannot Return to God: Can you return to Jesus if you have fallen away based on Hebrews 6? [Hebrews 6:4, Luke 19:27, Matthew 19:26, James 5:19, Romans 11:22, John 15:6, Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15, I Peter 1:5, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 3:12].


2021-06-14
God's Love=Mercy, Justice, Faithfulness: Could you direct me to your lecture where you talk about God's love being of mercy, justice, and faithfulness? Recommended Lecture: "Sermon on the Mount". [Matthew 23:23, Matthew 7:12, John 15:13, Mark 12:30-31].



2021-06-10
Failing God Again: Could you help me understand why those of us who have faith, understand repentance, and who truly want to please God, continue to fail Him? Recommended Lecture: "Cultivating Christian Character". [Galatians 5:17-25, Romans 12:2, Psalm 1:2, Philippians 2:13].



2021-05-10
Dual Covanent: Could you talk about "Dual Covenant", taught by John Hagee? [Hebrews 8:13].
Saved Before Abraham: How could people be saved before Abraham? [Genesis 15:6, Romans 4, Galatians 3, James 2].


2021-05-05
Zealously Sharing One's Faith: Can you recommend a way of sharing one's faith zealously without coming on too strong and offending others??



2021-04-23
Salvation-Requires the Heart, Not Just the Head: Would you comment on the saying that "you can believe with your head, but not your heart?" [Matthew 28:18].
Legalism Lecture: What lecture at your website would give more information about legalism? Recommended topical lecture, "Toward a Radical Christian Counterculture".


2021-04-08
Repentance and Salvation: Does one repent before or after you are saved?
Smoking: What do you say about a preacher who said that if you smoke you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven? [I Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:17].


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].



2021-04-05
Eternal Security: Once saved, am I eternally secure, or am always saved, if once saved? Caller compares through his analogy of following Christ to remaining tied to one's anchor in a storm when boating. [I John 5:11, I Timothy 4:1].



2021-03-31
Making Difficult Commitments and Promises: How do you know what to make a commitment to, so that one won't eventually break it and sin?, as in the temptation of something like pornography?



2021-03-02
How to be Saved: What is the best way to be saved according to scripture? [I John 5:11-12, John 6:66, John 15, John 3:3].



2021-02-19
Truly Saved: What do you say to someone who thinks it enough to say you have been baptized or confirmed in a Christian church? [John 10:27-28, Luke 14:27, Acts 11:26].
Hate Your Enemies: Was Jesus referring to Old Testament scripture when he said you have been taught to hate your enemies? [Matthew 5:33, Leviticus 19:18, Luke 10:25-43].


2021-02-10
Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?: Did you say that true Christians can lose their salvation?
Salvation & Sanctification: What role does God have in salvation and sanctification? If we have a part in it, doesn't it take away the glory that is His alone?
God's Sovereignty & Control Over One's Salvation: Could you help me understand God "works all things" relative to one's salvation? [Ephesians 4:1, Philippians 1:6, I John 2:19, John 17:12, I Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 3:12].

2021-02-08
Suffering in Trials: Can you give me some scripture to help me through the suffering of these really devastating past few years ? Recommended lecture: "Making Sense of Suffering." [Job, Psalms].
Going to Bible College (Seminary): Should I go to Bible college (Seminary) if I want to learn more about the Bible? [Psalm 119:99].


2021-01-29
Feelings of Emotions in One's Faith: I struggle with keeping the sense of total commitment and feel an ebb and flow in my faith. Is this common? [I John 5:3].



2020-12-14
Falling into Sin: Is it a lack of faith if someone keeps falling into sin and allows himself a pass on the error of his ways?
Recommended Charities: Can you recommend some good charities that you trust? [Shepherd's Heart International, The Salvation Army, Mercy Ships, The Narrow Path, Voice of the Martyrs, Open Doors USA, Food for the Poor].


2020-11-04
Minister's Doubt when He Doesn't Hear From God: What would you say to someone who is in ministry, who is struggling with their faith, to the point of disbelieving, because he is not hearing from God? [Isaiah 50:10, Job 13:15].



2020-10-08
Work Out You Own Salvation: What does it mean to "work out own salvation with fear and trembling"? [Phil 2:12-13].
The Just Shall Live by Faith: What does it mean to "the just shall live by faith" as it says in Hebrews 10? [Hebrews 10:38, Habbakuk 2:4, Galatians 5, Matthew 23:23].
Working Out your Own Salvation in Fear & Trembling: What does it mean to work our your faith in fear & trembling? [Philippians 2:12-13]

2020-10-02
Samaritan Pentateuch & Evidence for Faith: Caller suggest Haley's handbook for information about the Samaritan's Pentateuch and responds to previous caller who is doubting his faith.



2020-10-02
Evidence that Christianity is Not True: Is it not evidence that Christianity is not true since there are those that wish to feel something from the Holy Spirit and they don't? [James 1:7 Matthew 8:26].
Losing Faith: How can one continue to believe in something that they don't see evidence of?
The Resurrection isn't a Historical Fact, it's a Supernatural claim: Caller says that the resurrection isn't a historical fact, and doesn't it require more evidence to claim the supernatural?

2020-09-18
Faith vs Works, Jesus vs Paul: How do we know where the line is between faith and works, particularly relative to the differences between Paul & Jesus' teachings (call continues after break)? [Galatians 5:6, Romans 12, Romans 14:17, Ephesians 4:32, Philippians 2:1, Matthew 5, I Corinthians 7:10-15].



2020-09-17
Why Does God Let Children Die if He Can Do Miracles?: Why would God do miracles for certain people and let children die of starvation every day?
Bible is Not Reliable: Caller says the Bible is not reliable, because He says He is sorry He ever made mankind. [Genesis 6:6].


2020-09-04
God's Sovereignty Defined: What does it mean to you to say that God is sovereign?
Fallen Away-Once Partaken of Heavenly Gift: Does God's sovereignty relate to the verse in Hebrews about one who has received the heavenly gift, but has fallen away not being able to return? [Hebrew 6:4].


2020-08-26
Bound to One's Spouse for Life: Is not marriage binding for life, even if one has grounds for divorce? [I Corinthians 7:12-15, Matthew 5:32].



2020-08-21
Forgiven for All, Then Why Judgment: If we are forgiven of all our sins, past, present, and future, then why would we have to stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment? [I John 1:7-9, Romans 6:15].
The Lord's Prayer Once a Week for Forgiveness: If you say The Lord's Prayer once a week, it that enough cover the sins you have committed during the week? [1 John 1:7].


2020-08-19
Eternal Security or Lost Faith: How do you reconcile the promise of eternal life in scripture to your view that one can lose that faith? [John 5:24, Genesis 3:23, Revelation 22:3, John 3:36, John 6:38, Galatians 5:6].



2020-08-06
Losing One's Passion For the Lord: I haven't been as passionate about the Lord, lately, can you help? [Psalm 1:3].



2020-07-27
Encouraging Those With Failing Faith & Marriages: Could you recommend some verses to encourage those withdrawing from the faith while their marriages are failing?



2020-07-01
Damage from My Pastor Father-Losing Faith: How do I handle the brokenness of my pastor father who has also damaged my faith?



2020-06-22
Evidence of God for the Unbeliever: How can we convince others of God's existence, if we can't do it intellectually, and if the Holy Spirit isn't in them? [I Corinthians 12:3, Romans 11:22, Hebrews 3:2-12, I Timothy 4:1, 2 Corinthians 13:5].



2020-05-15
Some Heroes of the Faith Were Tortured & Slain: Could you explain the shift in the description of the heroic men of great faith who achieved great things, and then the fact that others were tortured and slain? [Hebrews 11:32-34].



2020-04-30
Wood, Hay, Stubble, Gold, Silver, Precious Stones: Is the wood, hay, and stubble, the wicked, and the gold, silver, and precious stones the faithful, in the letter to the Corinthians? [I Corinthians 1-3:6-14, I Peter 2:5, Malachi 3, Isaiah 1:22].
Apollos' Eloquent Speaking: Is there scripture that indicates that Apollos was an enticing or eloquent speaker? [Acts 18:24].


2020-04-21
Old Testament Salvation: How could the people of the Old Testament be saved, since Jesus had not yet come as the mediator? [Genesis 15:6, Hebrews 11].
Faithful Non-Christians, Who Just Don't Know: What happens with those that are the committed and faithful, but not a Christian, like the religious Jews?


2020-03-18
Resisting To the Point of Bloodshed: Could you give some commentary on this verse in Hebrews about about resisting to the point of shedding blood? [Hebrews 12:4].



2019-12-10
Saved by Faith or by Works: Are we saved by works or faith? Salvation [Galatians 5:6,16, Titus 2:14, I Corinthians 6, James 2:14-26, 3:2, Luke 10:27, Romans 8:16, John 5:10].



2019-10-24
Enduring with Christ: Can you clarify 2 Timothy 12 and the references to dying and living with Him, and enduring and denying Him? [2 Timothy 12:11-13, Galatians 6:12-15, Titus 1:2].



2019-06-25
Keeping One's Zeal: Do you have advice for someone who wants to never lose their zeal and commitment for the Lord.



2019-03-01
Division in the Church: Where does one draw the line when choosing to no longer associate with other Christians? Differences of opinion in the many and various denominations. Protestant vs Catholic. [II John].
Abiding in Christ: What constitutes "not abiding in Christ"?


2018-12-21
God Trusting People: Does God trust people?



2018-12-17
Abraham Stumbling: Abraham & Sarah examples of great faith, but they doubted what God had told them in the beginning, but Paul seems to say Abraham didn't stagger at all. Why the Contradiction? [Romans 4:19-21]



2018-12-12
Marriage, Divorce & Adultery: Ny mother remarried without having a cause for having left her husband, how do I deal w/ this? WHat does Deuteronomy 24 say about this? Should I forgive her?



2018-12-03
Faith of Christ or in Christ: In Galatians it says "faith OF Christ" vs "faith IN Christ" [Galatians 2:16]
Not of Works: "It's of Faith & not of Works" discussion. [Ephesians 2:8-9]


2018-09-19
Losing Faith: Caller feels like he's lost his faith, finding it hard to go to church or read the Bible, looking for encouragement & motivation



2018-08-17
Faith & Belief: Difference in meaning in greek of the words faith & belief



2018-05-25
Allegiance: War is about to break out, some are inevitably going to die, so who do you give your allegiance to first? Family, Country or your Faith?



2017-10-17
Full Maturity of the Church: What do you think it will look like when the church matures? [Ephesians 4:11-13]
Mormons & Jehovah's Witnesses: Why do Mormons/LDS & JWs consider themselves Christians yet want to be apart from other believers & in fact only believe they are Christians?


2017-07-18
Judged by Your Knowledge: Are you judged according to the light you have?
Paul's Gospel Different than James: Paul seems to teach a different gospel than James, where Paul says faith alone, but James says faith & works. [Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:19-23, James 2:1426]


2017-07-12
Faith, Choice & Belief: distinguish between faith, choice & belief, is faith a gift of God? [Ephesians 2:8-9]



2017-05-10
The Millennial Reign: Christ & the millennial reign, if you were not with Christ, you will be thrown out into outer darkness, is this true?



2017-03-20
Faith & Works: Are we saved by faith or faith & works? Isn't faith a gift of God?



2016-03-08
"Consensual Theology" (Homosexual Acceptance): Have you ever heard of “Consensual Theology”, which is approval of Homosexual monogamy?
Perseverance: Isn't perseverance a work rather than just a faith?


2015-12-30
Struggling w/ ones faith & examining it: People tend to struggle w/ their faith this time of year. 2 Corinthians 13:3-5



2015-09-08
Works as a Result of Faith, Enduring to the End: Our good works are a result of our strong faith, is that right? What does "Enduring to the End" mean? [Matthew 24:12-13, Matthew 10:22 22]
Taking the Bible literally or figuratively, Idioms: Does Steve take the Bible more literally or figuratively?


2015-07-21
Reconciliation after Unfaithfulness (Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage): Caller wants to reconcile w/ his ex-wife & he was the one at fault, but she absolutely refuses, so the he wants to know if he can move on w/ his life, & remarry.



2015-07-10
The Falling Away: Frank Schaeffer discouraging Christians from their faith, homosexuality happening, apostasy in the seminaries, all kinds of weird stuff happening. [2 Thessalonians 2:3]



2015-06-29
By Faith & Through Faith: "By Faith & Through Faith", are those synonymous? [Romans 3:30]



2015-06-29
Being in the Faith: Determining if people are really in the faith or not but you aren't supposed judge someone's heart.



2015-06-10
Growing in the faith: Caller loves Steve for his encouragement, & his ministry, enabling her to develop deeper roots in her faith.



2015-06-02
Faith: Can Steve please explain Hebrews 11:1 & faith? [Hebrews 11:1]?



2015-06-02
Salvation (by Works): There's a required preconditional work, like saved by faith, but you have to have Fear of the Lord for instance.



2015-05-18
Biblical Definition of Faith: Caller called back from previous show asking about the biblical definition of Faith since they ran out of time.



2015-05-15
Biblical Definition of Faith: What is the Biblical definition of Faith? I'm aware of it says in Hebrews 11, but WHAT is it, so you know you aren't following the Word of Faith mentality? [Hebrews 11:1]



2015-01-30
Faith in America: Caller thinks has a theory on why so many people are having trouble w/ their faith in America, & the remedy for it.



2015-01-30
Overcome with Doubt: Sometimes I have doubts about God really existing, Jesus existing. How do I overcome that?



2015-01-20
Loss of Salvation: Can a person come back to faith after they have apostatized? (Hebrews 6:4-6]



2013-01-18
N.T. Wright & the New Perspective on Paul: Have you ever read or know about N. T. Wright's book on the New Perspective of Paul?


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