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Topic: Good Works

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-14
Light & Good Works for Evangelism: Does my light (life) and good works have a part in the salvation of others? [Titus 2:14, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14, Ephesians 2:8-9].



2021-05-27
Distractions of Social & Political Issues: How much should we be involved in political and social concerns as opposed to staying focused on those inside the church? [I Corinthians 5:12-13, James 1:27, I Peter 2:12, Titus 2:14, Titus 1:15, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14].



2021-05-21
Different Levels in Hell: Are there different levels of punishment in hell? [Luke 12:47].
"Total Depravity": Does "Total Depravity" imply that the unsaved can do no good thing, or is it that they can do good things, but still fall short of the glory of God? [Luke 19:16-25, Matthew 19:16-26, Romans 8:8, Acts 10].
Doing Perfect Things: Can Christians do perfect things?

2021-02-23
Christian Obligations (Law of Moses & Good Works}: What do you think about the idea that we should keep the Law of Moses and the necessity of doing good works? [Romans 4, Galatians 5:6, James 2:8, John 13:34, Titus 1:16, Titus 2:14, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14, James 2:14-26, I Corinthians 6:9-10].



2021-01-12
Doing Good of God: What does it mean that those that are "doing good" to be "of God"? [3 John 1:11, I John 2:29 ].



2021-01-12
Good Works Unacceptable to God from the Unsaved: What do you think about saying that good works are unacceptable to God unless we are converted? [Colossians 3:17, Acts 10:31].



2020-12-22
Having to Answer for Our Past Sins: If God instituted the new covenant, and our sins are remembered no more, are we still going to have to still answer for our sins? [Jeremiah 31:34, 2 Corinthians 5:10, I Peter 1:17, James 2:14-18, I Corinthians 11:31, I John 1:7-9].



2020-12-18
The Good News from Jesus: What did Jesus tell people about His sacrifice, and what the good news was?



2020-11-23
Communion: If communion was more of a pot-luck meal in the New Testament, how do we justify what we do today? [I Corinthians].
Law of Liberty: What is the "Law of Liberty" in James that is being discussed? Is this liberty oppressive? [James 1:25, I John 5:3].


2020-11-09
Bless Those That Curse You: Could you explain what Jesus meant by "bless" as in "Bless those that curse you"? [Matthew 5:44, Exodus 23:4-5].



2020-10-23
Christians being Judged: Is there going to be a judgment with rewards for Christians on Judgment Day? [James 3:1, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:14-15, 1 Peter 1:17, Ephesians 2:8-9].



2020-10-15
Righteousness as Filthy Rags: Should we be using the verse about our "righteousness is filthy rags" when evangelism? [Isaiah 64:6, Acts 10:4, Isaiah 29:13, Isaiah 1:14, Proverbs, Jeremiah 13:23, Jeremiah 17:9, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27].



2020-10-01
Working Your Way into Heaven: Can you earn your way into heaven by doing good works?



2020-07-30
Giving to the Unbelieving Poor: If you are generous to poor unbelievers, does it count meritoriously to God? [Matthew 25:40, Galatians 6:6, Galatians 6:10].



2020-07-29
Day of Rest Continues: Is the day of rest (the 7th day) referred to in Hebrews 4, still continuing even until today? Can you reconcile that wilt John 5:17? [Hebrews 4, John 5:17, Genesis 2:1-3].
Teaching in Public School: What do you think about a committed Christian taking a job as a teacher in a public school?


2020-07-09
Jehovah Witness Views of Government Involvement: How would you respond to the Jehovah Witness view of not becoming involved in government issues? [Matthew 25:31-36, James 2:16].
Jehovah Witness View that Jesus is Not God: What do you say to a Jehovah Witness to respond to their belief that Jesus is not God? Topical series recommended:Knowing God. [John 1:1].


2020-05-15
Hostility & Evangelism: Do you have guidance as to how to handle those who seem to be hostile to any kind of evangelism? [Matthew 5:15-16, 7:6].



2020-05-01
Better Evangelism: Would not more people come to Christ, if they would exhibit His love more effectively and consistently in their routine lives?



2020-05-01
Good Fruit From False Teachers & Prophets: If good fruit can't come from a bad tree, then how can good things come from false religions, teachers, and prophets, like Joseph Smith? [Matthew 7:15-18, I John 1:3, Deuteronomy 13:2, 2 Peter 2, James 3:2].



2020-04-20
Good Works: Would you discuss what good works are in the Bible? [Ephesians 2:10, Titus 1:16, 2:14, 3:1, 14, James 2:14-26, Matthew 7:22].



2020-03-03
Good Deeds by non-Christians: Can't non-Christians still do good things, and cannot that still be from God? [Romans 6:23].



2019-11-20
Helping the Homeless: I have a concern for the homeless, but am not sure how to best help, considering that some may be dangerous. Should we bring them home with us, as The Good Samaritan story seems to suggest? [Luke 10:25-37].



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?



2019-07-05
Church replacing Israel: If the church was to replace Israel, why is it not mentioned in the Old Testament (old vs new covenants? [Jeremiah 11:16, Galatians 3: 14-16].
Old Testament Saved by Works: In the Old Testament, were the faithful saved by works rather than grace? [Hebrews 11, Micah 6:6-8, Psalm 51:17, Psalm 40:6-8].


2019-05-28
Good Works Done Privately: How do you balance doing good works in the name of Christ, and still keep them secret? [Matthew 6: 1; Matthew 5:16, Isaiah 65:5, I Peter 4:3-4].



2019-05-22
Wood, Hay & Stubble: What is meant by the passage about "wood, hay, stubble"? Does it support the Catholic view of purgatory? [I Corinthian 3:5, 12, I Corinthians 1-4, I Peter 2:5].



2019-03-22
Saved by Grace or Works: Are we saved by grace or by works? (caller thinks Steve believes that one must work for their salvation) [Titus 2:11-12, Titus, Galatians 5:6].



2019-02-27
Salvation: Some people argue that if you have to do more than accept Jesus Christ as your Lord & Saviour, you're working for your salvation



2019-02-27
The Rich young ruler & being Good: hat is the definition of good? [Luke 18:18-34]



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]


2019-02-01
International Church of Christ: Do you know anything about the International Church of Christ?



2019-01-31
Parable of the Sheep & the Goats: Can you please explain the parable of the sheep & the goats? [Matthew 25:31-46]



2019-01-24
Faith & Good Works: Faith in Christ is a must for salvation, but are doing good works just optional?



2019-01-18
Anything You Want God Gives: Does the Bible say that anything you want, He will give to you? [John 15, I John 5:14].
Judged by Our Works: Did you say we are not judged by our works?


2019-01-15
Good Works: Do we only have to do good works to or for other believers, rather than for unbelievers? [Luke 6:8, Matthew 5:43-47, Galatians 6:10].



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]


2018-11-29
Greater Works than Jesus: So we'll do greater works that Jesus? When did or does that happen? [John 14:11-12]



2018-11-21
Casting out Demons (God's will...or not): Casting out demons, doing great miracles, but not doing the Will of God, but there are others doing the exact same thing, doing the WILL OF GOD, but still being separated out as goats, but Jesus saying, "I never knew you" to the first group, but the leave the second group alone. [Matthew 7:21, Mark 9:]



2018-11-20
Judged by our Works: If we're all saved when we are in Christ, then why are we judged for our works?



2018-10-25
Differing Views of Hell: What about people who have never heard of Jesus, or, who just are not ready to accept Him yet?
Judged by Faith or Works or both: Are we judged by faith or works, or faith & works?


2018-10-17
Show & Don't show your Works: Conflicting Scripture about doing deeds in the view of others or doing them in secret, which is it? [Matthew 5:15, 6:1]



2018-09-25
Salvation without Works....but Works: How does salvation w/ out works coincide with the required works?



2018-08-21
Two Judgments: Are there more judgments than just the one at the end? Judgment for salvation vs judgment for works? [john 3:16-18]



2018-08-06
Revealed by Fire: Is this talking about having regrets & shame if people don't live for God or is it talking about something else? [1 Corinthians 3:13]



2018-08-01
Hyper-Grace & Repenting: Hyper-grace people are going to have a rude awakening if we don't take account of our sins as we go along, repenting for them. What do you think?



2018-07-20
God is knitting us love: The bride's garment is a metaphor for us; righteous deeds, to please God or just us acting naturally once in awhile? [Colossians 2]



2018-07-12
Justification by Faith: So Martin Luther re-discovered the fact that we are Justified by Faith alone, so did God use a proviso for all the people who were taught by the Catholic Church that it was by works?



2018-06-13
Doing Good & being Holy: Doing good & being holy, is there a difference?



2018-04-11
Works and Grace: DO all Catholics believe we can earn our Salvation through our works & Sacraments?
Tradition: Paul said we should keep the traditions. Does that mean like the Catholics do? They always emphasize Protestants are wrong about "Sola Scriptura", that Scripture & Tradition are equally important. [2 Thessalonians 2:15]


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



2018-03-29
Christians & Good Christians: Why is there this idea where there is some good christians & not so good Christians? [Romans 3:10-12]



2017-12-18
Loving like a Christian: We shouldn't just love as a surface issue, but doing good works & loving like a Christian.



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.


2017-11-09
Lordship Salvation: What is Lordship salvation? [Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 10:9]
License to Sin: What about a person who said the sinner's prayer in their youth, yet have lived a sinful life & think they are still saved?


2017-10-18
Lectures to start with: What lectures do you recommend that I start listening to?
Driven by Eternity: Are you familiar w/ a book "Driven by Eternity" by John Bevere? He says we need to really focusing on our Eternal Destiny.


2017-10-06
Grace & Works: A nominal Christian thinks he's saved because he's under grace & not works. What would you say about that? [Ephesians 2:8-9, James 2:14-19, Galatians 6:7-10]
Varying Rewards in Eternity: Will there be different rewards for amount of work done?


2017-10-03
Johann Blumhardt: Can you please talk about what you were saying about Johann Blumhardt?
Credit for Good Works: Do we get credit for doing good works w/ God?


2017-09-19
Job, Imputed Righteousness & Righteousness as Filthy Rags: Job & his righteousness, we need imputed righteousness because isn't our righteousness as filthy rags? [Jeremiah 17:9, Isaiah 64:6]



2017-09-07
Law of Liberty & Action over Word: What is the "word" He is talking about? [James 1]



2017-09-06
Discipleship: Doesn't Calvinism basically suggest that we don't have to worry about works & discipleship?



2017-09-05
Faith & Good Works: Good works vs faith, & caller's Mormon friend appreciated it (but was wrong w/ what he agreed). [Ephesians 2:8-9, James 2:26]



2017-08-24
Last Act is a Horrible Sin: What if your last sin a terrible sin at the very last minute of your life, what will God do with you?



2017-08-03
No Redemption Message in EO or RC: I'm wondering how we should feel w/ the Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic church since they have no message of redemption?



2017-07-31
Good Works Secret: Don't let one hand what the other hand is doing, so we are supposed to keep our good deeds a secret? [Matthew 6:3]



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]


2017-07-05
God Bringing Good & Bad: Does God create good & bad, create terrible things & cause them to happen? [Jeremiah 29:11-12]
Knowing God's Ways: We can't know God ways, is that true?


2017-06-26
Striving, but then Easy: These 2 verses seem contradictory to each other, one saying we have to Strive to enter the Kingdom of God, but then it says that His yoke is easy. Which is it? [Luke 13:34, Matthew 11:30]



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



2017-01-30
Good People Who Aren't Christians: What about people who are considered really good people but who don't believe in Jesus? [Romans 2:6-10]



2017-01-23
Sincere, but Sincerely Wrong: What about those who are sincere in what they believe, in seeking God, but are sincerely wrong?



2016-04-08
"Lord, Save Us From Your Followers": Caller disagrees with the documentary, "Lord Save Us From Your Followers". A long discussion ensues.



2016-03-24
Paul & James' Gospel of Faith & Works: There seems to be contradiction in the conclusion of what actually saves us, Paul saying in Romans that it's completely by faith, but James says it's both Faith AND Works. So is it POSSIBLE that just like the Church Fathers had a lot of latitude in what they believed, is it possible that the apostles did too? [Romans 4:1-4, Romans 2, Romans 5:6, Romans 5:1, James 2:24]



2016-03-21
Faith & Works: "Faith without works is dead", so what are some of the kinds of works are we supposed to do in order to be exhibiting that we are Christians? [James 2:14-25, Galatians 5:6]



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?


2016-02-26
Perfection: What does Jesus mean to be "perfect"? [Matthew 5:38]
People Chastised for Good Works: Why are the people who say, "Lord, Lord" being chastised for doing good works? [Luke 6:46, Matthew 7:21-22]


2016-02-16
Good Works but without Christ: Some people in the church seem to think you can go to Heaven by just doing good works, living in Obedience & don't necessarily have to have a relationship with Christ.



2016-02-05
Joining Freemasonry: Is joining the freemasonry a good idea or bad idea as a Christian?



2015-12-04
Judgement: White throne judgment, & all these other judgments that Jesus talks about, you say they are all one & the same, but Dispensationalists like to distinguish the White Throne Judgment as separate, because we are supposedly not judged by our works. [1 Peter 1:17, Romans 2:5-11]



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?


2015-09-01
Missions Work: Is modern-day Mission Work Biblical? It seems a little bit different than what happened in the 1st century church.



2015-08-27
Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me: God was just looking away for a minute sort've like when your own child might be seriously injured, you just sort've want to look away even though you love the child very much. [Matthew 27:46]
Faith & Works (Saved By): God's work & our work, but we are saved by God's work, but maintain our salvation by our works, caller thinks. [Philippians 2:12]


2015-07-27
Lordship of Christ: Did Steve say that faith without works is dead? Aren't we completely saved by grace? What does it mean to do "good works"?



2015-07-20
Faith (Grace) & Works: There's a disagreement among the elders of the church, but one says that it's our faith that saves us, but it's our works that justifies our faith, but the second elder says that when it says, "Can such a faith save him?", that it's not talking about Salvation but our Physical life or something, what does Steve think about that? Zane Hodges, Absolutely Free, Lordship salvation, the second elder handed to him to read. [James 2:14]



2015-07-16
Not Being Loving Toward Unbelievers: A friend of the caller said that we shouldn't love anybody who is not a Christian. [Galatians 6:10]



2015-07-14
Public Persona & Private Persona: Caller thinks his ex-wife acts like a genuine Christian in public, but when they are behind closed doors, anything but, & wants to talk about, "by their fruits you shall know them".



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.



2015-05-28
Calling & Election Sure: Does Calling & Election mean you are not really saved until you do all the works in the Sermon on the Mount? Steve explains what it really means. [2 Peter 1:10]
ISIS & Islam in Prophecy: Where does ISIS & Islam fall into Prophecy, if anywhere?


2015-05-21
Obedience Necessary for Salvation: is Obedience necessary for Salvation, or does the make Salvation a reward for Good Works?



2015-05-11
Salvation Being Conditional: If Salvation is Conditional, how do escape the suggestion that you have made salvation a matter of works?



2015-05-04
Mountains, literal or figurative: Is this a literal mountain or figurative, the mountains of your life, obstacles, where it says we can move mountains? [mark 11:23-24}



2015-04-20
Adam & Eve's Children & Incest: How did Adam & Eve's children not be incestuous relationship when they got married, had children?
You do to the Least of These: When Jesus said, "When you've helped the least of My Brethren, you have helped Me", who was He talking to, fellow Christians? [Matthew 25:40]


2015-02-04
Holiness Movement - Perfection: Perfected by love so much that there'll be NO desire to sin at all EVER even on this side of glory; "Entire Sanctification".
Good Trees Bearing Bad Fruit: So then even if we are good trees, occasionally we'll producing bad fruit, right?


2015-02-02
Grace & Works: At what point do you think grace is overridden by failing to do a specific work, if at all?



2015-01-15
"Greater Works": What greater works was Jesus talking about that we would do? [John 14:12]



2015-01-15
Denying the Lord: Can we Deny the Lord by our lack of works? Will He say He never knew us if He at one time DID know us? [Titus 1:16, Matthew 7:23]



2014-10-29
Seventh Day Adventists: Seventh Day Adventists believe that we are saved by grace & not by good works, unlike what you seemed to say the other day.



2014-07-30
Justification by Faith: Did Jesus teach Justification by Faith alone also, or did He teach other things as well?



2014-05-07
God won't send good people to hell: My son asked me, "If this guy on the radio is right, then why do we need to send missionaries, if good people are going to heaven anyway, because people who reject it, they are going to go to hell, but if they don't hear it, then they are okay". What do you think about that? [Hosea 4:6, James 4:17]
Healing is reality of Future Heaven: So if we pray for healing & God heals or doesn't heal us, all we are really doing is participating in the reality that will happen when we get to Heaven since we will all be healed then. What do you think of that idea?


2014-04-07
Paul: Did Paul corrupt the gospel Jesus taught?
Jesus & Paul differing on Original Sin: Did Jesus teach that we were almost divine, that we were basically good? But Paul taught that we were very evil? [Mark 7:20, Romans 3:10-18, Romans 5:12-21]
Greater Works: What about the passage of Scripture that says Jesus' Apostles would be able to do GREATER works that Him? [john 14:12]

2013-02-11
David & Jesus Regarding Enemies: Why did David curse or say bad things about his enemies, but Jesus said to forgive & love your enemies?
Blessings for doing Good, Cursing for doing Bad: How come in the Old Testament is says evil will happen if you sin, & good if you obey, or blessings & cursings for doing good or bad? [Job, Deuteronomy 28]
Legalizing Abominations: Does a nation that legalizing abominations be in trouble & receive the judgment of God?

2013-01-29
Things Done in the Body: Christians are going to be judged for rewards, & we have to make sure our works are for the right motivation. [1 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15]


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