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Topic: Truth

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-18
Worship in Spirit & Truth: What was meant by "worship in spirit and truth"? [John 4:24].



2021-05-26
Ethics of Compromising Truth to Protect Others: Could you help me with the ethics of compromising truth for good, or in order to preserve someone's choice, as with Rahab, in particular with being forced to take the COVID vaccine? [I Samuel 16, Joshua 2, Matthew 23:23, I Peter 4:8].



2021-05-18
"The Truth Shall Make you Free": In regard to the scripture that says that "the truth shall make you free", can the truth be replaced with a lie? [John 8:31-32].



2021-05-13
Debates: Are debates really advantageous? Is it sometimes that one is just a better debater than the other?
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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].



2021-04-13
Misunderstanding of the Gospel Truth: Is it not an unfortunate misunderstanding of the gospel to think it is anything but a universal message and there are not other ways to salvation and truth than through Jesus?



2021-04-09
God Created a Flawed World: If God is all powerful and wise, why did He create such a flawed creation, and create beings that did not have the self-control to do the right thing? [Deuteronomy 30:11].
God's Foreknowledge: If God has foreknowledge, why would He bother testing us, if He already knows the outcome?


2021-03-31
Authentic Self: Don't you think that simply being one who is living as their own authentic self, is the best way to live a successful like as a Christian?



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?


2021-02-23
Evidence the Bible is True: What is the minimum amount of evidence that we need to prove the truth of the resurrection and bible record?
The Talmud: What is the Talmud and when was it written?
Ist Century History of Jesus: Are there any first century writings about Jesus?

2021-02-12
Defining "Judging": Have you ever heard someone use Leviticus to help to define what a witness is, particularly relative to a judgment within the church? [Leviticus 4, Leviticus 5:1].



2021-01-15
Not Taking Action as Believers in Current Events: How can God forgive us for neglecting the truth and not taking action against the evil actions in current events-in the political maneuverings and human trafficking, etc.?
Separation of Church & State: Has not the phrase "separation of church and state" been misused?


2020-12-18
Examine a Matter Fully Before Believing it: Are there scriptures in the protestant Bible that talk about being careful what we believe before we fully examine the matter, as there is in the Catholic book, Ben Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)? [Proverbs 18:13-17, John 7:51].



2020-11-19
Limiting Free Speech: If the government goes further with its exercise of limiting freedom of speech, calling it hate speech, what will you do about it?



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].



2020-10-29
Feelings vs Facts: What scripture should I refer to in order to balance the idea that feelings are not as reliable as facts? [Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 16:25, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12].



2020-10-16
Other Religions in Contrast to Christianity: Are there other religions that have the joy, the psalms, the benevolence, that the Christian faith has? [Romans 5:3].



2020-09-25
Forcing One to Believe the Bible is the Word of God: How can you force someone to believe that the Bible is the word of God?



2020-09-24
Objectivity and Reason: How does one objectively determine whether one or the other person is being reasonable?
Is the Bible True?: Is it not difficult to objectively reason that the Bible is true?


2020-09-16
Unbelievable Stories in the Bible: Why are there so many stories in the Bible that don't seem true, such as, Samson's strength in his hair, 900 yr-old-men, giants, etc.? Why don't we see documented miracles today? [Psalm 90:10, John 12:29].
Proving Christianity is True: With all the religions in the world, how can one be sure and prove that Christianity is true?


2020-08-31
Why Christianity is the Correct Faith: In light of all the different religions in the world, what makes Christianity the correct and true faith? Are we looking all at the same God? [Deuteronomy 18, John 5, Philippians 4:6, James 4:2-3].



2020-08-28
"Inspiration" of Scripture: Would you talk about your view of the "inspiration" of scripture? [Luke 1:77, Ephesians 3:19, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Jeremiah 36:32].
The Incarnation: What is your view of the incarnation (Kenosis Theory)? [Philippians 2:7, Luke 4:14]


2020-08-04
Being Critical of the Faith One Has been Taught & Determining the Non-negotiables: Would you offer some guidance about how to be critical of the faith views one has been taught, and have confidence to explore truth and know what is essential to keep?
Critically Cross-examining the Scriptures: How does one remain spiritually safe, and avoid offending God, when critically cross-examining the scriptures?
Nonsensical Scripture Resolved: If you run across some scriptures that seem nonsensical, how do you process through that?

2020-07-21
Truth-Somewhere In-between Two extremes: Isn't it a good assessment to consider that the truth is somewhere between two extremes?
Parable of the Sower and Calvinism: Does the "parable of the sower" lend support to Calvinism? [Matthew 13:18-23].


2020-07-15
Evangelicalism Fail: Is there evidence that the reason Evangelicalism doesn't hold true is because _______________?



2020-07-10
Point of No Return: Is there a condition noted in the Bible that describes "a point of no return"? [Romans 1:28, Matthew 7:6].



2020-05-07
Worship in Spirit and Truth: What is "truth", when the Bible says "worship in spirit and truth"...particularly in light of the varying opinions among believers and denominations? [John 4:24].



2020-04-16
Bible Stories-Untrue Fables: My 12-year-old grandson thinks that much of the Bible is not true, but fables, what would you say to him?



2020-03-23
Demons: Can demons be something more broad, like a worldview, or attitude, or something similar? [John 8:31-32].
Love One Another to Unarm Demons: If we just love one another, would that sufficiently render demons ineffective? [John 8:31-32].


2020-03-09
Jesus as the only Way: Can we absolutely prove that Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven amidst all the world religions that are out there?



2020-03-09
Worship Service in Church: What form of worship should take place in church, when worshipping in Spirit & Truth? What should it look like on a Sunday morning as far as the raising of hands, singing, and so on? [John 4:19-24, 5:42, Isaiah 29:13].



2020-02-27
Bible-Prove to be True: If you were to pick one point to prove that the Bible is the inspired word of God? [Isaiah 44:7].



2020-02-21
Bible Inspired by God: How can we prove that the whole Bible is true, reliable, and inspired by the Holy Spirit?



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?



2020-01-31
Christians Standing for Truth in Politics: Caller just encourages listeners to take a stand for truth and considers recent political events may be evidence that we can prevail.



2019-10-29
Knowing the Truth: What does the Bible say about whether we have the ability to know truth? [I John 2:4, John 17:3].



2019-10-28
Seeking Truth: Should believers be careful not to love being right, sometimes more than finding truth? ... especially in marriage? [Titus 1:2].



2019-10-28
Truth Over Popular Opinions: How should we handle those that refuse to give up a popular belief, even in light of evidence to the contrary? How far do we push for the truth?



2019-10-21
Biblical Examples of Compromised Truth: What were you saying about people taking the mark of the beast but not really apostatizing? [2 Kings 5:18, Jeremiah 38:24, I Kings 22, I Samuel 16:2].



2019-08-15
Addressing the Transgender: How should Christians deal with some of the awkwardness of mistaking the gender, or addressing a transgender? [Jeremiah 8:9].
Identity in Christ: What does it mean to have "identity in Christ"? [I Corinthians 3:4].


2019-05-24
Finding truth & not traditions: How do you genuinely find the truth? [John 14:6]
Repenting over & over again: Do we have to continue ask God to forgive us once we are forgiven?


2019-04-01
Mormon/LDS belief: What do I say to a Mormon who says there was a great apostasy, true Christianity was lost after the apostles died, and Joseph Smith recovered the truth?



2019-03-28
Why Jesus: What is the greatest question of ALL time? Who is Jesus? Why?



2019-02-18
Guide us into all Truth: How should we interpret that? The Holy Spirit leading us into all truth? Why do we have so many disagreements on what is true?



2018-11-29
Logic, Christianity & Wisdom: Christian preachers frown upon using human logic. What is the difference between wisdom, Christianity & logic?



2018-09-26
Speaking the truth in Love: So we need to always speak the truth in love? [Ephesians 4:15]



2018-08-29
Tree of Life: What was the tree of life exactly? Was it literal or symbolic?
Hidden Truths: Do you think there is still a veil of hidden truths that He is keeping from us? [2 Corinthians 4:3, Romans 16:25-27]
A bruised Reed remaining till Judgment: What does it mean to bring forth or set Judgment? [Matthew 12:20, Isaiah 42:3-4]

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



2018-02-19
Salvation through Christ: Can you resolve perceived tension between the following biblical statements: salvation is through Christ alone, the only way you can come to Christ is to be drawn [John 6], God is seeking people to worship him in spirit and in truth [John 4]?



2018-02-09
Reality: Have you ever questioned whether the reality we are experiencing is real?



2018-02-07
Evidential & Presuppositional Apologetics: What is Steve's position on Evidential and Presuppositional Apologetics?



2018-01-04
Already Condemned: We are condemned if we don't believe in Jesus. We need to tell people that, that they are condemned if they don't believe in Jesus. [John 3:16-18]



2017-11-29
Understanding the Scriptures: Understanding the scriptures, having the Holy Spirit to teach us, the Holy Spirit opened the understanding of the apostles



2017-11-28
Unified by the Holy Spirit: What do you do when someone disagrees but insists they are correct because they have the Holy Spirit (implying you don't)?



2017-10-12
Studying the Scriptures: So you won't be approved of God if you don't study the Bible? [2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Peter 3:15}



2017-08-07
Paul not Holding Anything Back: What did it mean when Paul said he didn't hold back anything, shared everything from the Council? [Acts 20, 1 Crinthians 9:16]
Not Preaching the Gospel: What did he mean, woe is me if I don't preach the gospel? [1 Corinthians 9:16]
Paul Running the Race: What did Paul mean by "run the race"? [Acts 20:4]

2017-08-04
Disagreement or Unity Among Brethren: Can there be disagreement among believers & still be saved? What is the purpose of life, is it just to escape hell?
Purpose of Life: What is the purpose of life? Is it just to escape hell?


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



2017-07-07
Pearl before Swine: Should we vigorously attempt to witness our hope? [1 Peter 3:15]
Unequally Yoked Potential: A Christian friend is contemplating becoming involved w/ a non-Christian, but he fears she may just feign Christianity to win his heart, & then leave Christianity.


2016-03-11
Some of Jesus' Listeners not Discerning: Why would Jesus not want some people to see or hear or know what's going on? [Isaiah 6, Matthew 13:13-14]



2015-10-13
Street Preachers Follow-up: Paul didn't hold anything back when he was publicly speaking. [Acts 20:20]
Strong-holds & Foot-holds: What is the difference between a strong-hold & a foot-hold? (Steve, however, gets interrupted in his answer.)s


2015-09-03
Spirit & Truth: We have to worship God in Spirit & in Truth, so what does that mean? Was He changing how it was done right then because how could they do that up to that point since there were no regenerated Christians yet? [John 14:23-24]
Moving in & out of the Spirit: Is it possible to have the Spirit in you one day & then out the next, in & out, in & out, in & out?


2015-08-12
Being Gentle in Delivering Truth: How does Steve have the ability to be gentle & have humility w/ people who don't quite believe what we believe yet? How do we get people to read the Bible?



2015-08-03
God Made the Heaven & the Earth: Call not a very good call. Maybe somebody else can make heads or tails out of it!



2015-07-01
Apologetics: Caller would like Steve to recommend some entry-level information on Apologetics, where to get started, besides the Bible itself.



2015-06-30
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.


2015-03-05
"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.


2015-01-05
Seeking Truth: Truth vs being in a relationship w/ Jesus, & eventually truth will be found out.



2014-12-12
"In Essentials, Unity, in Non-Essentials, Liberty, in all things, Charity": Who coined that phrase? What are the essentials? Can they boiled down to the fact that they are the Word of God & the Truth?



2014-11-25
Knowing God: How do you really get to know God?



2014-07-23
Spirit & Truth: What if you are listening to good, sound teachers that don't have ALL the truth? [John 4:24]



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?

2014-05-08
3 Views of Hell: Caller is thankful for the lectures that Steve put together about the 3 view of Hell.
Holy Spirit leading to Truth: The Holy Spirit leads us to all truth.


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]

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



2014-03-26
A Different Gospel: Paul seems to make a distinction between what he says in 2 Corinthians about a different gospel than what he says Galatians. Can you tell me the difference? [Galatians 1:6-9, Corinthians 11]
Total Depravity: What is "total depravity"?


2014-03-11
Mormons & Salvation: Do you say that even Mormons might be genuine followers of Jesus even though mistaken in what they believe?
Legalism & Pharisees (followup): In that case, what about the Pharisees in Jesus' day? Even though they were legalistic & Jesus had a lot to say to them negatively, could they still be saved?


2014-01-16
Truth verses Doctrine: Shouldn't Truth (Jesus) trump Doctrine?



2013-01-31
Jesus in His Early Life: The other day when you were talking about Jesus & His sinless childhood, it got me to thinking that John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from birth. I thought the same was with Jesus, but then He received the Holy Spirit after His baptism. [Luke 1:15, John 1:32]
Use of Logic: I was listening to "Focus on the Family" the other day, & he was saying it's okay to use logic an evangelistic tool when witnessing. (They figure it out at just about the end of the conversation that the caller had heard this on Focus on the Family.)


2013-01-15
Challenged By Steve's Teachings: Some churches think truth is the truth that you believe at the time.


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