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Topic: Culture (Cultural)

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"Woke" & "Cancel Culture": As Christians how do we respond to the "Woke" and the "Cancel Culture"?

Ancient Pagan Cultural Influences: Are you familiar with the Behistun, the Gilgamesh Epic, and Sumarian Tablets and how they may be informing us to the source of certain ideas, events, and cultures?

"Seeker Friendly" Churches: Are "seeker friendly" churches unbiblical?
Jesus Spoke in Parables: Why did Jesus speak to His crowds in parables, so they would not really understand? [Mark 4:34].

Loss of Freedoms: Do you see a parallel between the loss of freedoms in the Old Testament to the loss in modern times? [Deuteronomy 28].

Group Forming; "Live Not by Lies": Forming a group around the ideas presented in the book; Live Not by Lies", by Rod Dreher
Book about Home Church: What do you think of "Reimagining Church" by Frank Viola?

Carrying One's Cross: How far does one carry the cross, say in the event we need to defend our country? [Luke 14:27, Matthew 16:24].
Hate Our Mother & Father, Wife & Children: What does Jesus mean when He says we must hate our father and our mother, wife and children? [Luke 14:26-27, Luke 14:33, Malachi 1:3, Matthew 6:23, Genesis 29:30-31].

Giving Up Our Rights to Speak Against Evil: What do you think about a pastor who says we should be willing to give up our own right to speak against some of the evil things that are happening in our culture? [Luke 3, Micah 6:8, Acts 1:7, Isaiah 42:1-4, Matthew 12:18-21, Luke 19:1-13, Matthew 13:24-30].

Cremation: Does The Bible talk about cremation?

Regional or Worldwide Flood of Noah: Do you think that the flood of Noah was worldwide or just regional, and were there any mountains then?
Regional Flood & People Groups from 60 Million Years Ago: Since science seems to indicate that the flood had to be regional because of evidence that people groups were present in some areas for 60 million years.

Culture-Lies & Fantasy: Is our culture training us to be liars and are parents teaching their children to lie? [John 8:44, Isaiah 7, Judges 9].

Women in the Church: It seems that the scripture about women's roles in the church is affected by the culture of that time, and that there is still a stigma about women teaching. Can you help? [Ephesians 5:23-31].

Love of Money, Root of Evil: Which translation of this verse about the love of money and the root of all evil do you prefer? [I Timothy 6:10, Ephesians 5:5].
Dispensationalism's Influences on Our Culture Today: How much influence do you think that Dispensationalism has had on the development of various technologies and idea about one-world government, etc.?

Damage from Dispensationalism Culture: Do you think that some of the fall-out from the Jesus movement and Dispensationalism did some damage to the reputation of the church which is evidencing itself today?

Power No Longer Manifested in the Church: Is not the church not manifesting the power of God today as it should be? [Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, I Corinthians 4:20].
Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Is the power lacking in the church today because many may not have experienced the "Baptism of the Spirit"? [Acts 10, Acts 19].
Believers Not Experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit: What do you say to a believer who has not experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives?[Hebrews 8:10, Ezekiel 36:25, Ezekiel 11:19, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 5:18].

Racism: Do you think that racism is learned, or part of the fall?

Remote or Isolated People Groups: Does the Bible explain the dispersion of the people groups that live in remote areas, such as Australia or Easter Island, that have been only recently discovered, yet have lived in their culture for thousands of years?

Holy Kiss: Regarding the "holy kiss" in the Bible, some say that we should do the same tradition, otherwise we are in danger of dropping other biblical examples. What do you think of this? [Romans 16:16, 2 Corinthians 13:12, 1 Peters 5:14, I Timothy 2:8, Mark 12:30-31].

Tattoo Artist: Would becoming a tattoo artist, be an unclean thing to do, because of the blood involved, the overall culture, and the Old Testament verse? [Leviticus 19:28].

Cross-dressing: What is your response to someone that claims that because we are under a new covenant, the verses that might be applied to cross-dressing restrictions would therefore be inapplicable? [Deuteronomy 22:5, 2 Timonthy 3:15-16, I Corinthians 11].

Entangled in the Affairs of This Life: What does scripture mean when it says that no one who is in warfare entangles themselves with "the affairs of this life"? [2 Timothy 2:1-4, I Corinthians 10:31].

Homosexuality: How does one navigate this current environment and those who assume that we, who don't approve of a homosexual lifestyle, are hateful toward homosexuals?

Wearing a Hat: What's so bad about wearing a hat?

Wearing a hat to worship: Is it sinful to worship while wearing a hat?

Holy Kiss: Should we be greeting one another with a holy kiss? How does on determine what is a cultural and local admonition, rather than a command to obey? [I Corinthians 11:14-16, 2 Corinthians 13:12].

Current Culture Discouragement: As a Millennial, I am rather burdened for others in my generation, and even struggle with relating to my peers. What should we do about the environment we are living in and how do we affect this generation for my children's future?

Going to the Prom: Should an 18 year-old-daughter be allowed to attend the prom?

Is This Sin: Is it a sin to wear clothes that have Army emblems? Is it a sin if your Bible doesn't say Holy Bible? Are Christians supposed to keep the Sabbath holy? Should Jews still follow the Ten Commandments? Did Jesus keep the Ten Commandments? Should we live like Jesus did? [Exodus 20].

Ashes on Foreheads: What do you think about people putting ash on the forehead for Lent? Is it OK?
After death: What happens after death to the believer & unbeliever?
Soul & Spirit: What is the difference between spirit & soul?

Jesus's Appearance: Why is Jesus depicted as a soft looking man when He would likely be darker and buff? Does this misrepresentation cause people to stumble?

Heaven & Judgment: Isn't it going to be a bittersweet experience when we go to heaven, because of the judgement?
Blue-eyed Middle-Easterners: Were there blue-eyed Caucasians in the middle east during Jesus' time? 15 3 2 1117

Homosexuality & LGBTQ: What about the LGBTQ influence in our culture? [I Corinthians 6:9-11].

Calvary Chapel's Music: How did so many Christian Church bands happen to come out of the Calvary Chapel in the 70s?

Alcohol & the Christian: Is drinking alcohol a sin or is it just being a drunkard that is?
Churches Displaying the Rainbow Flag: What about churches that display the rainbow flag?

70 Weeks in Daniel: Prophecy of the 70 weeks in Daniel 9, 70 x 7=490 years, rebuilding of the temple & dating from the decrees. Cyrus decree started off the 70 weeks?
Annual Memorials: Annual memorials from when people die, is this ok?

Husband & Wives Directives: There are directives to men as to how to treat their wives, but are there directives to the wives as to how to treat their husbands? [1 Peter 3:5]

Jesus Movement: Was the Jesus Movement a genuine revival or more of a cultural phenomenon?
Witness Lee Movement: Witness Lee Movement considered a cult?

Culture & Women Leadership: Could what Paul said about women being in leadership just be a cultural issue at the time, but doesn't apply to us now?

Greet one another with a Holy Kiss: It says to greet one another with a holy kiss, what did this mean?

Departing from Iniquity: How do we depart from iniquity completely when it doesn't seem to be even part of the Christian culture? [2 Timothy 2:19]

Virtual Marriages: I hear people are getting marriage certificates online, getting married right there online. Are you familiar with that?

Prophecy & Head Coverings: Can you talk about Head Coverings & prophecy that Paul was talking about in 1 Corinthians 11, especially involving women. [1 Corinthians 11:3-16]

Christianity Influencing Society: How we should approach life as a Christian, changing society and government as believers?

Head Coverings: What do you think about going to a church that is insistent on women wearing Head coverings & being silent in the church?

Seeker-Sensitive Churches: Has Seeker-sensitive churches, relative to Calvinism, helped to grow the Calvinist position?

Persecution of Christians: Why are Christians suffering violence? What is happening in the churches in America?

Bible talking about China: terre cotta soldiers, some friends just saw them, but it got me to thinking, why doesn't the Bible talk about China & anything east of that?

Not Being Contentious: Being Contentious, caller gives his interpretation of a Scripture. [1 Corinthians 11:16]

Women in Ministry I would like to know the reasons why a woman is not allowed to be a pastor or elder. Do you know the reasons? [1 Timothy 2:11-15]
Church Traditions & Customs & Head Coverings: What can you tell me about church traditions & customs, especially involving head coverings for women? [1 Corinthians 11:2-16]
Communion & Agape Feasts: The Early Church had real agape feasts for communion instead of just a token bread & wine like nowadays.

Women wearing Pants: Besides modesty, is there anything that says women need to only wear dresses & not pants? [Deuteronomy 22, 1 Corinthians 11:14-15, 1 Timothy 2:8-10]

First lady or Mother Title: Caller doesn't feel comfortable calling pastors wife first lady or mother, & don't want to celebrate the pastor's anniversary

John MacArthur: Would you have a problem w/ john MacArthur's teachings?
Jesus Movement: Do you know about the Jesus Movement: What do you think about the. Was there any parallels of Christianity & the Counter Culture?

Owning a Japanese Sword: Do you think it's okay to own a WWII Seme Japanese sword?

Blue Letter Bible Website: Blue Letter Bible Website Endorsement.
Slapping on the right cheek: Slapping on the right cheek. [Matthew 5:39]

Feminism in the Church: Feminism seems to have crept into the church lately, so how to we "combat" it w/ out appearing like a male chauvinist?

Slavery: One of the main struggles a friend has w/ Christianity is slavery that happened in the Bible

Steve Gregg's Answer to People on The Narrow Path: I just wanted to let you know that you are completely fair in the way you conduct yourself in the answers to your callers. They are the ones who are calling your show for YOUR opinion as a result of your knowledge of the BIble on something, and you don't just give your opinion, but several sides of an issue.
Women Having Long Hair: Women should only have long hair because it's her "glory". Do you know where it talks about that? [1 Corinthians 11:4-16]

Understanding the Bible by culture of the day: Middle eastern culture a little bit different than the modern era or life in America. Can you talk about it?

Greg Boyd & Women in the Ministry: Greg Boyd talking about women in ministry, being in leadership positions, that it was just a cultural issue during Paul's time which is why he seemed against it. [2 Timothy 2, Romans 16:7]

Rap Music: Caller doesn't like Rap Music at all, that there's nothing good about it whatsoever! That it's demons. That rap Christian music is an oxymoron.

Rap Music: Followup to the Rap music question of the previous day that there are good rap artists out there.

Rap music: What are your thoughts about listening to rap music laced w/ a lot of swear words even though it has an excellent message?

Cremation: What does the Bible say about cremation? or what do Christians thinks about it?

Hugging & Kissing: Is it normal to hug & kiss church members, especially in the Calvary Chapel? [2 Corinthians 13:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:26]

Head Coverings: Why does Paul go into such detail about Head Coverings, but then shortly after that says, "We have no such custom"? [1 Corinthians 11:16]

Reading the Bible Out Loud: Would Steve ever consider reading the entire Bible for audio?
Speaking the Truth (in love): John the Elder, the loved Disciple of Christ, is not loving because of the negative things he said about the anti-Christ.

Head Coverings: Why is the decorum about Head Coverings such a big deal in the Bible? And what is the talking about the Angels about? [1 Corinthians 11:3-16]

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.

Books that Steve Loves: Caller would like to know the list of books that Steve has read 10 times or more.
The Koran: Does Steve have the Qua'ran on his bookshelf? Do they have different Translations like the BIble?
Pastors Being Okay w/ Homosexuality: Caller is surprised Pastors are so accepting to the homosexual lifestyle.

"You are gods": Another caller wanted to opine about "you are gods". [Psalm 82:6, John 10:24-26]
Understanding Truth: Sayings in one language & cultures would not be understood in other languages & cultures.

Head covering because of Angels: What did Paul mean by head coverings because of the ANGELS? Why didn't he say God? [1 Corinthians 11:10]

Head Coverings: Isn't the head covering the actual hair itself?

Head Coverings: A woman caller thinks her conscience is telling her that she should wear head coverings. [1 Corinthians 11:3-10].

Millennials: Caller read an article about not worrying about what the Millennials do.

Holding my Peace & Let the Lord Fight: Does it say anywhere in the Bible, "If I hold my peace & let Lord fight my battles" or is that from a song or something?
Sweat Lodge: A follow-up to the caller that was wondering if he should attend a Native American sweat lodge or not, just tell them that you believe in the Great Creator but that you don't want to attend.

Sweat Lodge: A Native American invited me to a sweat lodge because I donated to them a cedar tree that was in my yard. Should I attend?

Asian Art: Caller heard a conservation between Michael the Buddhist & Steve once & decided to get rid of his questionable "Asian Art" as a result, & immediately had never had such a restful, peaceful sleep than he had had in a very long time that night!

Homosexuality: I've always known homosexuality is wrong, but some people try to say that's only talking about male pedophilia. What are your thoughts on this? [Romans 1:26-28, Genesis 2:24, Malachi 2:15]
Long Hair: What is it about nature that teaches us that long hair for men is wrong? [1 Corinthians 11:14]

Society in the OT times verses now: Can Steve please explain the society in the Old Testament times verses how society is now? [Daniel 1-12]

Martin Luther being Anti-Semitic: How could someone like Martin Luther be anti-Semitic?
Product of our own Culture: Are some of the things we believe might just be culturly related?
Motivational Speakers: Isn't it true that most preachers of Mega churches are more like motivational speakers rather than actual preachers, such as Zig Zigglar & Joel Osteen?

Head Coverings: Didn't even Paul acknowledge that the head coverings was only referring to the church in Corinth? Even Martin Luther agreed about the importance of them. [1 Corinthians 11:2-16]

Women having Authority over Men: Did you say that women having authority over men only applies to the churches of Corinth or of the church today? [1 Timothy 2, 1 Corinthians 14]
Picking & Choosing in the Bible: Caller thinks it dangerous to pick & choose, & he & Steve get in a lengthy discussion about applying customs & specific things Paul said,

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