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Topic: Believe (Belief)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-28
Baptism Required for Salvation: Does this verse affirm that one must be baptized to be saved? [I Peter 3:21, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, I Corinthians 15:1-2].



2021-03-04
A Buddhist Explains His Rejection of the Christian God: A Buddhist called explains why he can't accept the Christian God.
Why Would God Create the World with Such Suffering: Why did God just leave well enough alone instead of creating a world with terrible suffering?


2021-03-02
Requirements for Belief? When does disbelief become a sin, and what standards or evidence would require one to believe? [Deuteronomy 19:15, 2 Corinthians 13:1].
Unfair Penalty for Disbelief: Doesn't the penalty of eternal torment in hell unrealistic and unfair simply because one has failed to be convinced of God?


2021-01-27
Remarriage to Former Spouse: Is it possible to remarry my wife, even though, she has been married to someone else in the interim? [Deuteronomy 24:1-4].
Disbelief in the Virgin Birth: Can someone who doesn't believe in the virgin birth, still be a Christian?


2021-01-18
Doubting God (incomplete call): Incomplete call, but Steve briefly talks about the need to believe God, not worry. and there being no evidence of real Biblical contradictions.



2020-12-23
Believe His Works: How are we to understand Jesus when he said if you have a hard time believing in me, then believe in what I am doing? [John 10:38].



2020-11-19
Are Believers Still Considered Sinners?: Once we are believers, are we still considered sinners? [Romans 3:23, I Timothy 1:15].



2020-11-19
Promises to Unbelievers: Are the promises to unbelievers the same now as it was in the Old Testament days?
No Eternal Hell, Then No Eternal Life If we don't understand the word for "eternal" in regard to hell, then can we still understand the idea of the after life as being eternal? [Matthew 25:46].


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].



2020-11-03
Knowing God More Deeply: Do you not think that just providing lip service to one's belief in God is not sufficient, as one must know God more deeply?



2020-11-03
Believing in Jesus Plus...Anything Else?: If one believes that being saved requires believing in Jesus plus something else, is that mistaken?



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?



2020-10-26
Belief in Jesus: If someone believes that Jesus is the Son of God, is he saved?



2020-10-21
The Point of Salvation: When is someone saved? What level of belief and obedience is required?



2020-10-15
Jesus is God Required Knowledge to be Saved: Based on the scripture, "I am He", does one not then have to believe that Jesus is God in order to be saved? [John 8:24, John 8:58, John 9:9].



2020-09-25
The Kind of Belief That Saves: Could you talk about the opposite meanings of the word, "believes" in John & James, when referring to the demons who believe? [John 3:16, James 2:14, James 7:2, Galatians 5:6, Romans 4, Matthew 7:21, John 8].



2020-09-23
Will God Answer the Prayers of an Unsaved Sinner?: As someone that is not certain they are saved, and continues to sin, will God still answer my prayers? [I John 3:10, John 10:27].
A 65% Believer: What if I am only 65% a believer, and am not sure that Jesus did not actually rise from the dead?
Christianity Hard to Get into: Is this Christianity not a tough school to get into? The criteria is rigorous.

2020-09-09
Steve Gregg - a Trinitarian: Are you a Trinitarian? Why or why not?
Saved if One Doesn't Believe Jesus is God?: Can someone be saved if they don't believe that Jesus is God, but still believe in Christ? [John 16:12-13, John 14:9, Matthew 7:6, Matthew 13].


2020-07-17
"Sheep" in John and Matthew: Could you explain the difference in the use of the word "sheep" in each of the two different gospels? [Matthew 25:31, John 10, Hebrews 2, Matthew 10:42].
Sheep & Goats: Are the sheep, believers, and the goats, unbelievers? [Matthew 25:31-46].


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].



2020-05-12
Born Again & Sinlessness: I don't seem to understand what it means to be born again, because the Bible says you won't sin. Can you help me know how to accomplish this? [I John 3:9].
Confessing Your Sins to One Another: Every time we sin we are supposed to confess to our brother, so so I have to go do that all that time? [James 5:16].
Christ in Me Should not Allow Sin in Me: If I have Christ in me, how can I still sin? Am I not to overcome the devil? It is really hard! [Galatians 5:17, Philippians 3, I John 1:9, Ephesians 1:7, Matthew 23, Matthew 11:29, Matthew 26:41].

2019-12-05
All Things Possible: Is it hyperbole to say that all things are possible to those that believe? [Mark 9:23, 11:22].



2019-08-22
Faith-God Gives, Authors, Finishes: God gives every man a "measure of faith", and God is the "author and finisher" of our faith, can you expound on these concepts? [Romans 12:3, Hebrews 12:2, James 1:17, Ephesians 4:5].



2019-08-08
Simply Believing: Are there other examples of people being saved just by a simple belief, without the evidence of their works and what followed?



2019-05-02
Salvation: Since I think that you said that just belief in Jesus, is insufficient for salvation, do you believe that confessing belief in Jesus enough?



2019-04-25
Believing in Jesus: Is believing that Jesus is the son of God enough to be saved? What is high Christology? [Romans 10:9]



2019-02-28
Christian Mythology: Are stories of Jesus regarding crucifixion, resurrection, etc. taken from stories before the Bible (mythology)?
Being a Prepper: Is being a prepper, a survivalist, is that a lack of faith?


2019-02-06
Repentance for Salvation: Isn't it a false doctrine to teach that we have to repent from our sins in order to be saved?
Paul & Modern Translations: What's that verse about all Scripture being inspired? Is Paul talking about the New Testament? New Translations of the Bible? [2 Timothy 3:16]


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?

2018-08-20
Trinity followup & Resurrection: Was Jesus somehow living IN the resurrection when He was here? [John 11]
Faith & Belief: We didn't have enough time last time I called about clarifying the difference between belief & faith.


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



2018-07-25
Believing in the Name of Jesus: What does it really mean to believe in the name of Jesus? [John 1:12, Acts 5:40-41]
Ceremonial Law or Moral Law as our Tutor: What was paul talking about in Galatians 3, the ceremonial or moral law or both? [Galatians 3:24-25]


2018-07-10
Choosing Unbelief: What is the main reason for disbelief?



2018-06-12
Faith & Grace: Are we saved by grace or faith? Is faith a gift God gives us or do we have to find it? [Ephesians 2:8-10]



2018-05-02
Modalism: Isn't it pretty important to believe Jesus is God? [John 8:58, John 18:23-24, Exodus 3:14]



2018-05-01
Evangelical Inclusivism: What do you think about the idea that people can be saved through Jesus even though they hadn't heard of Him while on the earth?



2018-04-26
Faith other than in Christ: What about people who say they have a faith, but in something other than Christ?



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?


2018-04-10
Living by Faith: What does living by faith mean? Don't you have to believe in Jesus? [John 15]



2018-04-05
Faith & Works: Why so much about works, I thought we were saved by faith?



2018-04-04
Belief: What does the word "believe" mean in Greek? [John 8:30]



2018-02-22
Speaking what you Believe and Word of Faith: Is Paul saying we can have whatever we believe and speak? [2 Corinthians 4:13, Psalms 116:10]



2018-02-02
Disbelief: Is disbelief in Christianity indefensible?
Compilation of Bible: Was the Bible miraculously compiled?


2018-01-25
Repentance, Conversion & Baptism: Being a Christian, repent before baptism, serious commitment



2018-01-11
Drawing Closer to God: Believer who wonders if his relationship is more one-sided, He doesn't feel as though God responds or speaks to him; how do you improve your relationship with God?



2018-01-10
Doubting God: James says not to doubt when you pray for something, that a person who doubts is like a person who is being tossed by the ocean, a double-minded person, but everyone has a crisis of faith once in awhile, questioning events and why God is allowing something, even John the Baptist did, so what exactly is James saying here? [James 1:5-7, Matthew 11:3, Ephesians 6:16]



2017-12-15
Calvinism: Does it mean God made us believers or we do? [Acts 13:48]



2017-11-27
Unbeliever & Professing Christians Living in Sin: What do you do about people who were once professed Christians but are no longer Christians or someone who professes to be, but is living anything but but as a Christian? Didn't you say there were 2 sets instructions, one for an unbeliever & one for a believer [1 Corinthians 5]



2017-11-21
Calvinism, Faith being a Work: Why is it that Calvinists say that having faith is a work? [John 6:28]
Steve's Lectures About Rapture: A lengthy discussion about Steve Gregg's lectures on about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture.


2017-11-16
Being a True Follower of Christ: The essentials of Christianity, what does it take to be recognized as a believer by God?



2017-08-23
Prophecy & Tongues: Is prophecy & tongues for the believer or for the unbeliever & if for the believer, is church for the unbeliever too? [1 Corinthians 14:23-25]



2017-07-17
Sound Doctrine: How much should we be concerned about sound doctrine?



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



2017-02-27
Golden Rule: Self-love, & love for your neighbor (agape), & in john 13, & is this only to be given to believers or everyone? (follow up to a call he heard earlier.)



2017-01-30
Good people who aren't Christians: Caller says people are condemned no matter what for not believing in Jesus. [John 3:18-21, Romans 8:1]



2017-01-12
Word of Faith: The Word of Faith damages the faith of believers?



2016-04-05
A believer having Sickness or Disease: Caller saying that he was told a true believer won't have sickness or disease, that it was a result of sin in life or a generational curse. Is that true? [Isaiah 53:5]



2016-04-04
A believer having Sickness & Diseases: A question about ickness & disease as pertaining to a believer (doesn't have a chance to ask his question....but he is the first call of the next day's show.)



2016-03-03
Catholics & Protestants Believe in Same God: Catholics & Protestants might get their information from different sources, but they believe in the same God. But the question is, if you say some books aren't part of the Bible, aren't you also following tradition?



2015-10-30
Muslims & their belief about Jesus: Why do Muslims think that Jesus never died & was actually lifted up? [Isaiah 53, Proverbs ]



2015-08-27
The Will of God: Caller says that the only will of God is just believe on Jesus, the Person God sent. [John 6:29]



2015-08-19
Judgment of Believers: Do we have to give an account of for everything we've ever said or done? [Matthew 12:36]



2015-08-12
Believing Existence of God: Listener really wants to believe in God but needs more evidence, especially when a lack of answered prayer & miracles happen.



2015-04-01
Apologetics: The caller said that an atheist said that if God exists, He is a perverse since He's responsible for so much evil.



2015-02-10
Miracles & People's Lack of Belief: Jesus DIDN't do miracles or COULDN't do miracles because of people's unbelief, is that true? [Matthew 13:58]
Coming in the Clouds of Heaven: Son of Man of coming in the clouds of heaven. [Luke 21:27]


2015-01-27
Rebaptism: Is it important to be re-baptized if I was baptized as an infant?
Belief You Can Move Mountain: If we have enough belief, we can move mountains?


2015-01-27
Lordship/Repenting (Continually): Some say you don't have to repent from sins, but from unbelief & that we don't have to keep repenting once you are saved.



2014-11-26
Faith & Belief: Caller wanted to comment about Faith.



2014-11-17
Coming means Believing (Irresistible Grace): Caller thinks the word for coming means believing...Irresistible grace. (The whole call is so convoluted!)



2014-11-07
Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage: if both parties who got a divorce both go into adultery, are they both eligible to remarry?
Believing that you Receive: What does it mean to believe that you have received what you have asked for in prayer? [Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24]


2014-09-18
Condemned Already if no belief: Where does it say that someone is condemned if they don't believe on Christ? [John 3:18]
Confessing Jesus before Men: Is it part of the judgment that if you don't confess Jesus before men He won't confess you before His Father? [ Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26]


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?


2014-08-15
Beliefs Separate People: Michael the Buddhist called to followup on a call he had made a few days before & point out that beliefs separate people.



2014-06-02
Jesus being born today: Listener isn't sure if she'd believe in Christianity if Jesus was born in this day & age. Immaculate Conception, Son of God, a Savior, Atonement, Resurrection, it all sounds crazy to her, & if she wouldn't believe that it happened today if it did, why would she believe it happened 2,000 years ago either?



2014-05-20
Jesus Son of God but not Deity: How can someone be a Christian if you acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God but not Deity?
Believing "in" or Believing "Upon" Jesus: Is there a distinction between believing IN Jesus or believing upon Him?


2014-05-19
Jehovah's Witnesses: I'm concerned about my son associating w/ the JW's. Am I being too concerned about it?
JWs beliefs: What DO Jehovah's Witnesses believe?


2014-05-13
My way or the Highway: How do I deal w/ a family member who thinks i'm wrong for investigating & searching for what truth is?
Losing Religion: A friend says he's losing his religion but still has faith in God. What do I say to that?
Pastor Steve: How come you don't want to be a pastor?

2014-05-02
Healing & Anointing: Doesn't it say in James that if we pray for people who need to be healed, that if they are prayed over & they believe it, it will for sure happen? doesn't it say that will happen? [James 5:14]



2014-05-01
Getting hung-up on inconsequential matters: Caller thinks people, including his pastor, get hung up on stuff that doesn't matter.
Heaven & no Sea: Is there anywhere in the Bible, especially Revelation, that gives insight about Heaven? What about no sea or oceans in the New Earth? Is that symbolic too? [Revelation 21:1]
Loving our Brethren & protecting a believer more than an unbeliever: Do we need to have unity besides just loving one another? [john 15:12, 1 John 4:8, Galatians 6:10]

2014-04-30
Healing: Is it God's will to heal us every time we ask Him if we claim it?
Praying for Healing: What is a specific kind've prayer one should pray for healing?


2014-04-28
Michael the Buddhist vs Steve Gregg Viewpoints: Long Discussion about what Michael thinks Steve sees him for since he's not embracing the Christian religion, but that Steve's wrong in his perception.



2014-04-24
Different Perceptions of God: Why can't everyone be right with their own version of what truth is?



2014-03-06
Kenneth & Gloria Copeland: What can you tell me about Kenneth Copeland?
Creating your own Reality: So you can't have faith that you have something even before you have it to sort've show you have faith that you will get it?


2014-03-05
God's Sovereignty: Why does God have complete control or authority over us?
Witnessing to Atheists: How do explain the God of the Old Testament to atheists who think He was an angry God as Richard Dawkins believes? Where is the starting point to engage w/ Atheists, such as Jesus being the Son of God?


2014-02-21
Innocence Restored: Michael the Buddhist discusses about humanity going back to innocence/restoration after the Fall.
Bible Translated many Times: The Bible has been translated so many times it might've lost its accuracy, caller surmises.
Jesus' physical presence: It must've been wonderful being able to be around Jesus when He was here, but now all we have is the Bible to rely on, so it makes it a little hard to believe. [John 20:24-31]

2014-02-06
Faith & Healing: Is it the same faith when you believe by faith that you are saved as when you have faith that God will heal you?
Mental Illness: Did you say that Mental Illness is associated with guilt? (Caller believes his mental illness has made him more sensitive to other people w/ similar problems.)


2014-01-03
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?

2013-02-04
Walking with God without Human help: Caller likes having the grace to be able to walk with God no matter if you're walking by yourself or not. [1 Corinthians 7, 1 Peter 3:1-6]



2013-01-29
Book of Hebrews-Unbeliever or Believer: Is the Book of Hebrews for the Believer or for the Unbeliever? [Hebrews 8-10, Hebrews 3:1]
Things Can't Separate us from God: Caller thinks that NOTHING can separate us from God of outside of elements, nothing except ourselves. [Romans 8:38-39]


2013-01-21
Doubting Thomas & Spiritual Realities: Doubting Thomas believed after he had evidence, but we have to believe by faith, & we get to see the whole picture now of Salvation unlike the people of the Old Testament.
Knowing God's Will even through Adversity: How are we supposed to know if it God's will or not to do something when we might be encountering roadblock after roadblock & not clear open doors?
Obedience: We need to obey what we the Holy Spirit is telling us to do is the key thing.

2013-01-07
Father, Forgive Them: Did the statement, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" make the thief on the cross repent since he was mocking Him before?


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