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Topic: Faith

Episode Topic Audio

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].



2021-05-28
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].



2021-05-10
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].


2021-05-06
Zeal for faith: Caller relates to a previous call of people not having the same zeal of faith as oneself.
Angels, Sons of God & Nephilim: What are the verses about about when Genesis speaks of angels, or the "Sons of God", marrying beautiful women? [Genesis 6:1-4].


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??



2021-05-04
Planning My Own Suicide: What do you think of my plans to commit suicide in order to help someone else?



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".


2021-02-19
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].


2021-02-08
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].


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].


2020-12-08
Those of Other Faiths: Do you think that people of other faiths possibly benefit from their beliefs, similarly, or even better than some Christians do? [John 1:8-9, Psalm 24:1] (A lot of static on the line.)



2020-11-17
Pastoral Salary or Support: How is a young pastor with small children to be supported, if they are not paid? [Matthew 10:8, Philippians 4:11-13, Acts 8:20].



2020-11-06
Faith on the Earth: Will there be many of faith in the land when the son of man comes? [Luke 18:8. Luke 7:9, Matthew 8:10].



2020-11-05
Stirring up One's Church to Go Out and Disciple: How would you go about stirring up interest in your church to go out and disciple others?
Suffering for the Christian: Why does God allow us to go through trials and sufferings as He does? [Job 2:10].


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].



2020-10-09
Total Depravity: Do you agree with the Calvinist position regarding "total depravity"? [Colossians 2, Ephesians 2, Luke 15:11-32].
Chosen in Christ: What do you say about the verses that say we are "chosen" in Christ? [Isaiah 42, Ephesians 1:4, John 15, Exodus 12, Isaiah 5].
Chosen Before the Foundation of the World: Were we not chosen before the foundation of the world? [Ephesians 1:4].

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]

2020-10-06
The Intro Whistling Music for The Narrow Path: Is the whistling music yours?
Healing Promised to Christians: It appears as though there is a promise about guaranteed healing that doesn't seem to work out as indicated-are we missing something? [James 5:14-15, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Galatians 4:13, I Timothy 5:23, 2 Timothy 4:20, Philippians 2:27].


2020-10-02
Caller Sharing Her Experience: Caller begins to share her experience becoming a Christian for the benefit of a doubting previous caller.[John 12:29].



2020-10-02
Suffering Guilt, Temptation, and Failure to Follow Christ in Reality: Could you help me understand the concept of "dying to myself & Christ living in me" when I don't really do or obey as I should. [Galatians 2:20].



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?

2020-09-25
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].



2020-09-18
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].


2020-09-02
The Beast and an Unbeliever's Doubts: A non-believer comments on his view of the possible meaning of the beast being the internet . He also comments how the predictions of Jesus' return damaged his view. [Revelation 13].



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].



2020-08-21
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].



2020-08-04
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?

2020-07-30
Greek Word for faith, "pistis": Could you help me sort out the actual meaning of the Greek word for faith, "pitis" and how it relates to a gift given or our choosing to believe? [Romans 10:17, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 11:1].
Faith-a Gift Given or Chosen by Us: Could you help me understand out much our will has to do with our salvation, the grace with which it is given, and evaluation of the evidence? [Hebrews 11:1].


2020-07-16
Contradiction About Dying Could you explain the apparent contradiction when in one Hebrews verse, they did not see death, and in the other, they did? [Hebrews 11:5, Hebrews 11:13].



2020-07-03
The Trinity: What list of things to believe would we make regarding the essentials of the faith and the "Trinity"? [I John 4:15].
Inerrancy of the Bible: How should we be view the claim that the Bible is inerrant? [I Corinthians, 2 Timothy 3:16].
Character of God in Conflict with Old Testament: Can you help me with my struggle with some of the Old Testament passages that seem to conflict with the character of God? [Luke 24:25, John 5:46].

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].



2020-06-22
Believing in God-Without Doubt: Should we not know that God is real with every fiber of our being, rather than related to the saying, "I would rather live as if there is a God and be wrong ..."?
The Value of the Church Fathers: Why are the church fathers important to us, since we are all fallible?


2020-06-19
Hyper-Grace: Would you describe Hyper-Grace? [Romans 10:9, Titus 1:16, John 1:12].
Calminian: What is a Calminian?
Steve Gregg - an Arminian Are you, Steve Gregg, an Arminian? And would you define Arminianism:

2020-06-17
God Limited by Lack of Faith: Is God's ability and power limited by lack of faith? [Mark 6:5-6, James 4:2-3].



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].



2020-05-11
Suffering in the World: Why does God permit evil, specifically, suffering in the world? [Philippians 4, I Peter 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 8:26].



2020-05-04
Baptism Required: The book of Mark seems to suggest that believers must be baptized, so is it required for salvation? [Mark 46:9-20].



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?


2020-04-14
Gift of Faith and Saving Faith: Is there a difference between the gift of faith and a saving faith? [I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 2:8-9].



2020-03-27
Angry with God: When a believer is disappointed or angry with God, Is it always sinful, or does God actually welcome our feelings? [Job 13:15].
Psalms, Prayer & the Human Heart: Do you think that God put the Psalms in scripture to just give an example of the human heart?


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].



2020-03-09
Ex-Mormon's Testimony: Mike extends gratitude to Steve for helping to lead him out of Mormonism, while maintaining strong faith in Christ, instead of becoming an atheist, agnostic, or embracing other errors of the faith.



2020-03-06
Faith: Is the passage about "whatever is not of faith is a sin" a general statement? [Romans 14:23, Proverbs 24:16, Luke 17:4].



2020-03-05
Jesus Being Unkind: What is up with Jesus when He seems unkind and crabby, like with the woman with great faith that He called a dog? [Matthew 15:26, 8:5-13].



2020-03-03
Walking by Faith Doesn't Always Work: What about people who live by faith in the "real" world, when it doesn't really work as expected? [Psalm 37:25, Hebrew 9:27-28, Matthew 6:33]



2020-03-02
Woman Healed Because of her Faith: Was the woman who touched the hem of Jesus' garment healed because of her conviction? [Luke 6:40-48].



2020-01-07
Regeneration Before Faith: Do the following verses prove that regeneration precedes faith? [John 1:12-13, Philippians 1:29, I John 5:1, Ephesians 2, Colossians 2, John 3, Luke 15:11-32, Hebrews 4, James 1:17].
Greek Philosophy in Christianity: Is it wrong to mix our faith with elements of other religious philosophies? [Exodus 12, Colossians 2:8].


2019-12-23
Faith - a Gift of God: Is faith a gift of God? Can you clarify the concept "once saved, always saved"? [Ephesians 2:8, Matthew 13:3, Romans 5:2].



2019-10-17
Eternal Security & Faith: Concerning "eternal security" - do these verses in I Peter 1:3-5 indicate that it is God who keeps us in Him, rather than us and our faith doing it? Is the inheritance now or in the future? [I Peter 1:3-5, 2 Peter 1:10, Romans 5:2, 11:16,22, Ephesians 2:8-9, I Timothy 4:1, 2 Corinthians 13:5, Matthew 25:31, Luke 8].



2019-09-17
Faith, Salvation, Grace: If faith, grace, and salvation are gifts, that doesn't support the Calvinist position, right? [Ephesians 2:8].



2019-09-17
Faith & Repentance-Gifts or Works: Should faith and repentance be consider gifts, or works? And which one comes first. [Acts 11:18, 2 Timothy 2:25, Romans 4:4-5, Mark 1:15, Hebrews 6:1-3, Acts 20:21, Hebrews 11:6].



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?



2019-08-02
Emanuel Swedenborg: Emanuel Swedenborg, and others, have claimed that they had a special connection to the spiritual realm. What do you think about reported experiences like these?
Deconstruction of Faith: What do you think about the newer term for losing one's faith, called "Deconstruction of Faith"?


2019-07-22
Answers to Prayer: Is there a disclaimer to all the verses that seem to imply that we will get all the things we ask for in prayer? [Matthew 5:45, 6:9, 7:7-9, Luke 22:42, I John 5:14, John 15:7, John 11, Psalm 34:10, 84:11].



2019-05-30
Helping Catholics: How do we help Catholics come out of their traditions and misconceptions and bring them to true faith?



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]



2019-04-23
Prayer in faith (follow-up): What does it mean when the Bible says whatever things we ask for, we will have them? [Mark 11:24]



2019-04-22
Faith: In the verses that indicate that we will have all that we want and pray for as long as we have enough faith, how does this work? Understanding hyperbole. [Mark 11:22-24]



2019-03-25
Salvation: What do we have to do to show God that we have enough faith to be saved? What is the evidence?



2019-03-14
Doctors & Medical Insurance: Do you think it is a compromise in your Christian faith if you go to doctors or carry health insurance?



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?


2019-02-27
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



2019-02-26
Dead Saints: Is death a sleep? [1 Thessalonians 4:13-14]
Unity in Christ: Maturity, unity in Christ; what is the unity of the faith? [Ephesians 4:13]


2019-02-25
Rape & losing Faith: What should a person say to a someone who says she is a Christian who was sexually assaulted, but is now losing her faith?



2019-02-22
Shipwrecking your Faith: What does it mean to shipwreck your faith? [1 Timothy 1:19-20]



2019-02-21
Imputed Righteousness: What are steve's thoughts on imputed righteousness & double imputation? What about future sins?



2019-02-14
Losing your Faith: Asking if Steve agrees about a statement she says about losing our salvation (inspired from a previous caller).



2019-02-14
Encouraging a Previous Caller: Caller wanted to call & encourage a orevious caller who wants to re-gain his faith.



2019-02-14
Losing Zeal: I've lost my faith, and I want to know how to regain it.



2019-02-11
Faith: "faith is not necessarily what God will do, but what God can do", What does Steve think of that definition of faith? [Hebrews 11:1]



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]


2019-02-05
Essentials or Non-Essentials: Should there be a statement of faith, a list of things that are essential & non-essential that a church believes in? Is that a good idea?



2019-02-01
"Leaving the Elementary Things": What does it mean, "leaving the elementary things behind"? [Hebrews 6:4-6]



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



2019-01-29
Claiming Healing: if I have faith in the power & name of Jesus, can I know that He will heal me? [Acts 3:16]



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?


2018-12-31
Not Making your needs known: What do you mean by not availing, disclosing what your burdens are, to the body of Christ? [Galatians 6:2, Romans 12:15]
Calvinism & Arminianism: Calvinism & Arminianism, elected to being saved before someone asking God in their heart, I heard you saying is what Calvinists believe.


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
Anointing with Oil: Why is the purpose in anointing w/ oil? are there healing properties in the oil itself or just symbolic/ritual? What do you think of Essential Oils, is it new agey type stuff?



2018-12-11
Steve's Financial Needs: If you don't take money from donations, how do you make your living?
A Prodigal Son: I have a prodigal son situation, should I fellowship with him or keep my distance from him?


2018-12-07
Word of Faith: Commanding or asking God to give us stuff, do stuff for us, as if He is our own genie, just seems wrong. What does Steve think?
Understanding the Bible: Struggling to understand the Bible.
Being filled with the Holy Spirit: I can't quite wrap my head around the idea of being filled with the Spirit. Does He jump in & out of you?

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]


2018-11-21
Faith & Legalism: Legalism & criticism coming from a Mennonite family



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?



2018-11-06
Finding Faith on Earth: Was Jesus being rhetorical when He asked, "Will there be faith on earth"? [Luke 18:8b]
Malchus' Ear being Healed: When Malchus' ear was cut off & healed, shouldn't that have impressed them enough to not want to arrest Jesus?


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?


2018-09-19
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



2018-09-06
Faith: Is faith a feeling, we just feel it?
Trinity: How does the Trinity work?


2018-08-29
Losing Faith & Health: I'm suffering in pain & losing my faith, are we not to be given health?



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



2018-08-17
John the Baptist's Faith: Was John the Baptist's having a crisis of faith when he was wondering if Jesus was the Messiah? [Luke 7:18-23]



2018-07-31
Losing your Faith: Just repent, start obeying Jesus again, if you find yourself start falling away.
Acapella Music: Caller thinks it's Church History that the church didn't use musical instruments for the first few centuries, but it was just for singing & making melody in their hearts.


2018-07-31
Amillennialism: How does amillennialism affect your hope?



2018-07-23
Righteous by Obedience or by Faith: Are we made righteous by obedience or by in faith in Christ? [John 5:29, Romans 3:10]



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?



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



2018-07-03
Spouse more Spiritually zealous than the other: What about husbands who are not the best Christian leaders in their home and community, who are not as spiritual or zealous their wife? [1 Peter 3:1-6]



2018-06-22
Faith: What does the word faith mean in the Greek word "pistus"? [Acts 17:31, Romans 10:17]



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]



2018-06-11
Baptism: Do you have to be dunked in water in order for our sins to be forgiven? [Acts 2:38]
Baptism on same Day of Salvation: When did the practice of not getting baptized on the same day you became saved happen?


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?



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?



2018-04-10
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]



2018-04-03
"Confirming the words with signs": There's a whole section at the end of Mark that are in the oldest manuscripts, but not in others. Why not? [Mark 16:9-20]
Moving Mountains with Faith of a Mustard Seed: What did Jesus mean to move mountains by having the faith of only a mustard seed? [Matthew 17:20]


2018-03-06
Children of the Promise: Children of the promise, the Seed, who is that? Who is the true seed of Abraham? [Romans 9, Galatians 4]



2018-02-26
Speaking to Others About Their Faith: Why don't more Christians share their faith and thoughts on God?



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



2018-01-25
Losing interest in Christianity: Daughter gave her life to Christ as a child, but at 13 seems to have departed from Christian activity, is she still saved?



2018-01-19
Apostolic Power Why aren't there signs of power or spiritual gifts the same today?[Mark 16:17]



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]



2018-01-08
Seventh Day Adventism-SDA: I have a friend who became a sailor & met an SDA who completely changed his view of Christianity & it's making me nuts, him no longer believing we go to Heaven as soon as we die & so on.
Investigative judgment: Have you ever heard of the Investigative Judgment?
David Reagan - Lion & Lamb Ministries & being "in Christ" & the "faith OF Christ": Seventh Day Adventism, according to the caller, isn't just another denomination; there are some scary things about it, he's believes.

2017-12-27
Peter given Keys to the Kingdom: Peter was given the keys of the kingdom, so were the keys what he said in Acts about repenting & being baptized, and you'll be given the Spirit of God? [Acts 2:38, Matthew 16]



2017-12-19
Falling Away: Departing from Christ, Falling Away & Judaism, what do these Scripture mean about Falling away & going to Judaism? means in scripture? [Hebrews 10:26, Hebrews 6:4-6]
Not Laying Again the Foundation: What does it mean, "not laying again the foundation of repentance"?


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



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.


2017-11-13
Healing: What does the Bible teach about healing?



2017-10-31
Burning for Eternity: Someone is holding up on becoming a Christian because he doesn't believe that non-Christians are going to burn for eternity.



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?


2017-10-13
Faith Proceeding Regeneration: Did I hear you say that Faith has to proceed Regeneration, but Calvinism believes that you are regenerated before you have to have faith but that is wrong?



2017-10-12
Unified by the Holy Spirit: I'm also, like your previous discussion having doubts about Christianity, wondering if Christians really have the Holy Spirit, why is there so much division, why so much hypocrisy?



2017-10-12
Doubting the more I read the Bible: I'm actually having more doubts about God the more I read the Bible, not less, so what do you recommend that I should I do?



2017-09-28
Pastor not having Real Gift of Healing: Caller is struggling whether believing pastor's claim about healings is real or not, & wondering what God thinks about him doubting it.



2017-09-19
Righteousness is a Gift: Caller thinks righteousness is a gift.



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]



2017-08-31
Context of Scripture & Cherry Picking: What can you say about people saying you are are just saying take the Bible in Context so they can skillfully cherry pick from the Bible, but not really taking it in context? Exegesis over proof-texting.
Once Saved, Always Saved: So you say people can lose their salvation? What about people who go through a rough period of time, & go out & perform willful sin? Are they lost during that period of time?


2017-08-24
Following the Light: Continuing a conversation the caller previous had about being saved according the light you have (follow, 8/33, 3rd q).



2017-08-22
Nicodemus' Salvation: Can we say if Nicodemus was saved or not?
Not Accepting Jesus: What if people don't accept the Man Jesus, but live by the Light they have, isn't that good enoug?


2017-08-21
Atheist Listeners to the Narrow Path Program: Steve has received recent mail from Atheists who have actually donated to the program. One of them has a question:
Faith: Are you sure faith isn't just having confidence in something they think to be true?


2017-08-10
Relying Completely on God in Ministry: I'm looking to do Full Time ministry & want to depend completely on the Lord for my needs, sort've like Geroge Mueller.



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 2:14–26]


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]



2017-06-09
Word of Faith Mentality: Word of faith people think that we are lacking faith that our child is going to have challenges when born.



2017-05-25
Effectiveness of Prayer: Have you ever reviewed the effectiveness in prayer in medical publications?
Hell: Can you tell me about hell? I'm just getting to the point that I just want everyone saved!


2017-05-25
Measure of Faith: "According to the measure of faith", what does this mean? [Ephesians 4:7-8, Romans 12:6]



2017-05-24
Jesus finding Faith on Earth When He Returns: "Will the Son of Man find faith on earth?", what did He mean by asking that? [Luke 18:8]



2017-05-18
Paul & Timothy: Paul was a mentor to Timothy, so do you know what happened to Timothy after paul died, did he keep the faith? [1 Timothy, 2 Timothy]
Luke: What about Luke? Whatever happened to him?
Paul's defectors: Did anyone who worked with Paul end up leaving the faith?

2017-05-16
Faith of Canaanite Woman: I'm having a very hard time with Matthew 15:22-28, could you shed some light on it? [Matthew 15:22-28]



2017-03-31
God's Entering into Rest: God's entering into His rest, & we need to enter into His rest. [Hebrews 4:10]



2017-03-23
No one has Ascended into Heaven: I was told by a pastor that not a soul has ascended into heaven yet.
Salvation of People in the Old Testament: How were people saved before Jesus came?


2017-03-21
Trusting in the Lord: I was studying the word "trust" in the OT & the NT & you don't hear much about "trust in the Lord" in the NT, why is that?



2017-03-20
Denominations & Lack of Faith: Who is accountable for the lack of faith & having all these different 44,000 denominations?



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



2017-03-03
Calvinism Faith & God's Will: Calvinism discussion, God being the one who grants faith, does He give more faith than others, God's will vs our will



2017-02-23
Assurance of Salvation: I've squandered my life, ruined it, now I'm a believer & wondering where I stand; how can I know that I'm saved?



2017-02-23
Asking & God's Will: Just wondering if I ask for God's will, will He open & close doors for me because I'm in a desperate situation [Matthew 7:7, John 14:13]



2017-02-23
Rahab Lying: Rahab lied, so was she commended for that or was that wrong, but still just justified for her faith? [Hebrews 11, James 2]



2017-02-09
Establishing the Law, Not doing Away with it: Can you explain these 2 verses in Romans about Abraham being justified by faith? [Romans 3:30-31-4:1-2]



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



2017-01-09
Evidence of God: Can you give me some wisdom on what to do w/ doubt or lack of evidence of there being a God, etc.?



2016-03-15
Predestination & Faith, Apostles & Church: Caller thinks that "Calvinism" applies to the apostles, that they were predestined, given irresistible grace, & so on, but we the people of the church, it IS by Faith. What does Steve think of the idea? [Ephesians 1:13, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 2 Peter 1:4, Ephesians 1:3, 2 Peter 1:3]



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?


2016-01-14
Salvation in the Old Testament & New Testament: Was there any difference in the way people were saved Old Testament vs the New Testament?vove



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



2015-12-04
The Apostle Paul: Is it true Paul tried to preach in his own prowess at first, just trying to be intellectual, his own knowledge, but wasn't spirit-filled, & came out of Athens sort've deflated, but that in 1 Corinthians 2, he completely changed his approach to how he preached, to preach Jesus & Him crucified only? Is this true? [Acts 17, 1 Corinthians 2:2]
Paul after his conversion: Was Paul in seclusion from preaching after his conversion in Damascus for several years? [Galatians 1:15-24, 2:1]


2015-11-10
Healing: Why didn't God heal a baby? Not enough Faith? It's true that Jesus didn't heal everyone on the planet while He was here, but didn't He heal everyone who came to Him?



2015-09-30
Understanding Scripture: Caller wants helps interpreting a particular Scripture correctly. It is [Hebrews 11:35].



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?


2015-08-27
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]


2015-08-24
Healing & Charismatic Churches: Does Steve know of anyone who's been a deep Christian for a long time who hasn't been healed? [Isaiah 53:5]
No Healing, No Faith: Some people think that if you are suffering from not being healed you are not strong in faith. [Hebrews 11]
Finding a good fit: How did Steve find a good fit for where HE fellowships?

2015-08-21
No Resurrection, Most Miserable: If there was no resurrection, WHY would we be so pitied? [1 Corinthians 15:17-19]
Spiritual Bodies: Why are we pitied though? We could be in Heaven in spiritual bodies?


2015-08-17
Leaving a Church Over Homosexuality Issues: (Update:) A member of a church where he had been at for a very long time he had to leave because they didn't want to converse w/ him about their new stance on homosexuality, the leadership just wanting to go w/ the tide, w/ political correctness, instead of doing what the Bible says.
Sinner Saved By Grace: Is that the right terminology to use, that we are sinners saved by Grace?


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.



2015-07-27
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]



2015-07-17
Rees Howells - Intercessor by Norman Grubb: Has Steve ever read, "Rees Howell, Intercessor"?
George Müller: What about George Müller?


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.



2015-05-29
Saved by Faith in OT & NT: Dennis the Millennialist is suggesting that the people of the OT sort've were saved by keeping of the law in the OT, is that true?...that they HAD to obey all the law, as well as living by faith.



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]



2015-04-10
By Grace Through Faith: Caller thought she knew what "Grace Through Faith" meant, but discovered she might not, & wants to run it by Steve to see if she's right. [Ephesians 2:8-9]



2015-04-08
Joseph Prince - Grace Message: Caller wondering about the Radical Grace Message that Joseph Prince teaches, Grace, Faith & Works.
Losing One's Salvation: Caller would like Steve to talk about the possibility of losing one's salvation."


2015-03-24
Speaking in Tongues as Evidence: Speaking in Tongues is the only evidence you can know you have the Holy Spirit, is this true?



2015-03-19
Unrighteous people casting out Demons: How could the unrighteous people successfully cast out demons? [Matthew 7:22-23]



2015-03-13
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God: Can I know I am seeking first the Kingdom of God by completely trusting God, & leaning unto our own understanding? [Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:5]



2015-02-27
Love, Faith & Hope: Are we going to need faith & hope in Heaven? [1 Corinthians 13:12-13]



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]


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



2015-01-30
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?



2015-01-27
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?


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



2015-01-20
Once Saved Always Saved refuted: You can lose your salvation…..in contrast to the 2nd to last call before this one. [Proverbs 3:1-7]



2015-01-20
Eternal Security: Jesus' sheep follow Him, He gives them eternal life, they shall never perish, is very clear to the caller [John 10:27-28].



2015-01-20
Apostasy (vs Eternal Security): Caller has a friend who at one point really loved Jesus w/ her whole heart, mind & soul, but has completely turned against it.



2015-01-19
Eternal Security: Caller has been listening to J. Vernon McGee about falling away, & wants Steve's thoughts. [Hebrews 6:4-6]



2014-12-12
Faith & Suffering: Suffering & Faith are both gifts from God.
Yoke is Easy & Burden is Light: Why did Jesus say His Yoke is easy when it seems to be anything but? [Matthew 11:30]


2014-12-02
Once Saved, Always Saved: Once Saved, Always Saved just isn't right!
Faith & Works: We aren't saved by works, but it isn't all just faith either!
Judaism: Should I do any Jewish practices as a Christian since I was born/raised a Jew?

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



2014-11-26
Being Healed God: What does the Bible say about God healing us? Do we have any part in it?



2014-11-24
Saved by Faith & Not Works: We are saved by faith, but not works, but I've always struggled w/ that because then a person thinks they can live a life of sin, & just have faith. What do you say? [James 2:14-15]
Death-bed Conversion: So if we repent right before we die, no matter if it's a deathbed confession or not, we are saved. What about someone like Adolph Hitler?


2014-11-12
By Faith or Through Faith: In the end of Romans 3, what is the significance of "by" faith or "through" faith, if there is any? [Romans 3:30-31]



2014-10-17
The Psalms & Trusting God: God loves it when we trust Him, rely on Him. The Psalms are very comforting. But why do bad things happen to Christians, those promises in Psalms not seeming to be in accord with reality? [Psalms 90, 91, Ecclesiastes 8:11-13, Revelation 6:9-11]



2014-10-02
Jesus Glorified: When was Jesus glorified?
Moving Mountains: Jesus wasn't really saying He was expecting us to move mountains just because we had a strong faith, was He?


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]


2014-08-25
"Whatever is not of Faith is Sin": What does it mean that whatsoever is not of faith is sin? [Romans 14:23]
"All things are Lawful": What does Paul mean that all things are lawful, but that all things are not expedient? [1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:23]


2014-08-11
Being saved before the Cross: How were people saved before Jesus died? [Hebrews 11, Romans 4]
Diet in Heaven (New Earth): What kind of food are we going to eat on the other side of the glory?
Bugs in Heaven: Are there going to be bugs in Heaven?

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



2014-06-04
Prayer: Is Prayer more for our benefit, our faith, for our therapy, than it is to get God to actually move on something for us?



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?



2014-05-27
Recovering Alcoholic Testimony: Caller is on fire for the Lord, & says that Steve is right about depending on AA & the 12-step programs. He thinks it might even be an occult.



2014-05-21
"To another faith by the same Spirit": Surely this faith that is listed in the Spiritual Gifts can't be talking about the initial faith to be saved, can it? It's talking about another, deeper kind of faith, right? [1 Corinthians 12:9]



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?


2014-05-13
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]



2014-04-30
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?


2014-04-10
Faith & Reason/Logic: Is it really faith when you just come to a certain conclusion because there seems to be no other conclusion?



2014-04-09
Healing & Atonement: Caller explains about his son's disabilities, the caller's experiences learning about healing, going to meetings about them, but he has learned that he just needs to trust God, if He heals or doesn't heal his son. [Isaiah 53:5-6]



2014-04-02
Goats & Bulls & Justification by Faith: It says that the Blood of Goats & Bulls never really justified the people of the OT, so how were they justified? Still by faith also? [Hebrews 9:13-10:18, Romans 4, 1 Peter 3:18-20, Romans 3:25]



2014-03-24
Word of Faith & Doubting: People tell me i'm not having enough faith if I have to keep my medicine around to make sure I don't die, if I don't believe God is going to heal me? [James 5:14-15]



2014-03-14
Praying for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Have you ever prayed for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit over the phone?
Gifted Revivalists: Don't you think some people just have a better gift of making things happen, making God move, more than other people?


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?


2014-03-04
Activating one's Faith & Chronic Pain: How do you activate your faith? God seems to always answer my prayers, except for this, my chronic back pain.



2014-03-03
Faith & Religion: What is the difference between Faith & Religion?



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]

2014-02-10
Dealing with Evolutionists (followup): People are often very lonely & divulge their story, even if they are evolutionists or atheists, that being the last thing on their mind, they just want a listening ear, & you then have the perfect opportunity to talk to them about your faith, because ultimately it's all God's doing anyway. [1 Peter 3:15]
Dealing with Dry Spells: How do you deal with "dry spells" that you encounter in your Christian walk, not feeling close to God sometimes?


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.)


2014-02-05
Hell: What is your view of Hell? Don't you believe it's "eternal"? [Luke 16]
Regeneration: Is there any Scripture that teaches we are regenerated BEFORE we put our faith in Christ?


2014-01-13
Gift of Prophecy: What is the role of prophecy for today? Someone thinks 2014 & 2015 are going to be turbulent times, martial law & so on. [1 Corinthians 7:7, 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6, Ephesians 4:11, Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 14:1-15]
Trusting God: What it all boils down to is people just don't seem to trust God enough.


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?

2014-01-02
Faith & Reason: What is the relationship between faith & reason? [Hebrews 11:1, 1 Peter 3:15, Romans 1:19-20]
Salvation of non-Jews in OT times: How is God going to judge people who did not follow the system of Judaism in Old Testament times? [Job 1-29, Acts 10]


2013-02-13
All Believe Justification by Faith: Even all the Reformers believed in Justification by faith, Sola Fide, isn't that true? Whether we are predestined or not, we have to have faith, & we get salvation from having faith, isn't that right? [Romans 9-11]
Names in the Book of Life from the Foundation of the World: Don't you agree that people's names are already written the Book of Life before the Foundation of the World? [Revelation 13:8, Revelation 17:8]
Election & Free Will: Our Free Will & Election are 2 separate things, because our Free Will inclines us to sin & our election brings us closer to God.

2013-02-08
Donating: Donating to Steve Gregg personally & donating to the Ministry, how does he do both?
Apostle Smith: Apostle Smith wants to charge for the gospel.


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.

2013-01-18
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?



2013-01-04
Confidence in Prayer: How can we have confidence in prayer when things don't seem take change when we pray? [1 John 5:14]
Working in Prayer: How do we know that things that we do every day are a result of prayer? (Steve never answers this yet...but does at........


2013-01-03
Anthony Norris Groves & his Book: Have you ever heard of "Father of Faith Missions: The Life and Times of Anthony Norris Groves" by Anthony Norris Groves?


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