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Topic: Authority

Episode Topic Audio

2021-04-22
The Authority of the Christian: What kind of power and authority does Christian actually have, such as commanding things to happen, directing angels, binding demons, etc.? [Romans 4, Matthew 16:18-19, Matthew 18:18].
Praying for Someone Who Wants to be Healed: What should we do if we are not sure if God wants to heal someone, since it really is up to God and His will, when we are asked to pray for their healing?
Lecture About "Speaking in Tongues": Where do I go on your website if I want to know more about "speaking in tongues"? Recommended topical lecture: "Charisma and Character".

2021-04-16
God as Absolute Authority in Contrast to a Friendship with Him: How do you abide in Him, in a close and loving way, when you know that you are dealing with your king and He has absolute authority over you? [John 15, Romans 8:1, Psalms 145:8, I Corinthians 13:4-8].



2021-04-09
Canadian Church Under Police Authority: Could you comment on the recent news about the Canadian church that has been targeted by law enforcement and recently fenced off. The pastor yelled at them that they were Nazis.



2021-04-09
Evil Government Authorities: Why should we vote or be politically active, based on what scripture says about government authority? How should we deal with evil government leaders? [Romans 13:1-4, 2 Peter 2:13-14, Acts 5:29, Mark 11:27-28].



2021-03-23
Family Hierarchy: Do you think that it is better for husband and wives to make mutual decisions, rather than as scripture directs men to be the head of his household? [Ephesians 5:22, Ephesians 5:32].
Christ Submitted to the Church: Is it correct to say that Christ submitted Himself to the church? [John 13:14].


2021-03-22
Those That "Rule Over" Us: Could you talk about those in authority and how they are to "rule over" us-those in government, institutional church, home church, and how it relates to our own souls? [Hebrews 13:17, Hebrews 13:7, Hebrews 13:24].



2021-03-10
Drinking of His Cup: What does Jesus mean when He asks "are you able to drink of this cup" when the mother asked if her sons could sit at his right & left hand? [Matthew 20:20-24].
Sons of Zebedee: [Matthew 20:20-24]


2021-02-02
The Law & the Old Covenant: Do you see "The Law" as the same as the "Old Covenant", and what does it mean to be "under" The Law? [Romans 5, Romans 2, Romans 3, Hebrews 8:13, John 8:31, I Corinthians 9:19-21, Luke 6:46].



2021-01-25
Government Responsibility: Could you help me understand Romans 13 in light of the new administration's less friendly attitude toward Christians? [Romans 13:1-5, I Peter 2:13-14].
Government Responsibility: Could you help me understand Romans 13 in light of the new administration's less friendly attitude toward Christians? [Romans 13:1-5, I Peter 2:13-14].
Voting: Is voting a good thing? [Romans 13:8].

2020-11-25
Qualifications for Apostles: What are the qualifications for an apostle? Should I be at a church that calls some there apostles? [2 Corinthians 8:23, John 13:20, Ephesians 4:11, 2 Corinthians 12:12, Matthew 23:10].



2020-10-27
The Trinity: Does my view of The Trinity as a board of directors, adequately represent it? [John 17:21, I Corinthians 11:3].
"Godhead" for "The Trinity": What do you think of the word, "Godhead" in describing the trinity and the relative implied authority? [Colossians 2:9, Matthew 28:18].


2020-10-20
Word of Faith-Why Not More Healing Today: The call is cut-off, but Steve continues to talk about Word of Faith movement, Kenneth Hagin, and why there is not more healing today. [Ephesians 1 & 2, Matthew 8:9].



2020-09-04
God's Sovereignty Defined: What does it mean to you to say that God is sovereign?
Fallen Away-Once Partaken of Heavenly Gift: Does God's sovereignty relate to the verse in Hebrews about one who has received the heavenly gift, but has fallen away not being able to return? [Hebrew 6:4].


2020-09-04
Bad Kings Ordained by God-Leadership in the Future: Why did God allow bad kings? Were they ordained by God? Can the same thing happen again in the future in the United States? [Hosea 8:4, Romans 13:1, Daniel 2:21, Proverbs 21:1, Acts 5:12].
Matthew713.com: Where is your alternate site, Matthew713.com?


2020-09-03
Subjection to Government: Could you talk about subjecting oneself to government to avoiding wrath and a bad conscience? [Romans 13:5].
Limitations of Government: How does one sort the limitations of government's legitimate authority?


2020-08-04
Questioning the Authority of the Pastor: Am I obligated to follow our pastor without question?



2020-04-10
Obeying the Government: Do we have to obey government when they may ask us to take vaccinations when ultimately one may unknowingly take the mark of the beast? [Romans 13:1-2, I Peter 2:13-14].



2019-12-27
Charles Kraft & Authority: Are you familiar with Charles Kraft and his premise about our authority and power? [I Corinthians 12].



2019-08-27
Head Coverings & Angels: Can you claify what is happening in about the head coverings, and "the sign of authority" on women "because of angels" in I Corinthians 11 [I Corinthians 11:10, 14].



2019-08-23
2nd Ammendment Rights: Caller thinks that Christians should be motivated to defend themselves against government. [Romans 13].



2019-08-16
Obeying Evil Governments: What does one do with the conflict between scripture's admonition to obey the government, yet it warns of evil governments influenced by Satan. [Revelation 13, I Peter 2:2, Romans 13, Daniel 2].



2019-07-29
Spiritual Warfare: Do you think that sometimes we are encouraged to focus too much on the devil, rather than leaving the battle to Christ and His authority? [Matthew 28:18, 12:29, Jude 9, I Peter 5, I John 4:4, James 4:7, Galatians 5:16, 2 Corinthians 3:18].



2019-07-23
Satan's Authority on Earth: Did Satan get authority over man when man fell?
A Father's Prayers for His Children: Does a father's prayers have more authority, or effectiveness, for or over one's children, than do others? [Ephesians 6:1].
Dominion: Is the word in Genesis for "dominion" synonymous with "authority"?

2019-06-04
Adam & Eve's Sin & Authority: Did Adam and Eve actually handover their authority and dominion in the garden when they sinned? Andrew Womack seems to think so, and he indicates that Jesus came to take authority back. (Genesis 1, Psalm 115].



2018-03-27
Pastor having Authority: Pastor seems to have no humility & thinks he has more authority & has a better understanding than others. What do you think? [Matthew 20:25-26, Hebrews 13:17]



2018-03-23
Jesus as our Light: Is Jesus light?
Rulers over us: Are one who has authority over us, are they servants of God? [Romans 13]


2018-02-28
Authority: How would you respond to the question, "Where do you get your authority"?



2018-02-20
Authority to Forgive Sins: When Jesus gives the disciples authority to forgive sins, is this just for Apostles or all believers? [John 20:23]
OT Sacrifices: Were the sacrifices in the Old Testament believed to be for forgiveness of sins at that time or just a covering for future forgiveness?


2017-11-08
God's Speaking Trumping the Bible: If God personally speaks to you, is it more important than what you get from the Bible?
The Apostles Infallible: Could the apostles have been wrong?


2017-10-12
Church Authority: Who has the final word of what is truth? Is the pastor the "dictator" of the church?



2017-09-11
Kingdom of God: Caller really enjoyed the lecture about the Kingdom of God Steve had done in WA state recently. (Steve just wrote a book about the Kingdom of God called, "Empire of the Risen Son", Part 1 & 2, October 2020)
The Dove, the Flood & Holy Spirit: The Dove never coming back because he had a place to land, & soon as Jesus got baptized, & His followers were going to start being baptized, the Holy Spirit having a place to go, is what the caller thinks. [1 Peter 2:20-21]
Sons of God: We as Christians have authority as the Sons of God & our Father is our Righteous "Judge". We need to realize our authority over demons, our own sins & God's extreme love for us as His children.

2017-08-22
U.S. Constitution: Should the constitution be restricted to reflect Christian views? Caller is concerned it's too secular.



2017-08-21
Church Discipline Needs to be Implemented: Church discipline needs happen because of appropriate behavior by a pastor, but they are wondering what to do?



2017-08-02
Capital Punishment (Death Penalty): Are we dishonoring God if we don't support the death penalty? [Matthew 15]



2017-07-25
Police Not Being Perfect: Violence of the police is just a societal problem, it is a sin problem, in this country.



2017-07-25
Nation Under Judgment: Is our nation under Judgment because of a reprobate mind?
Bad Cops: Is it biblical to shoot back at police who are shooting you unjustifiably, & why is this happening so much lately in our country?


2017-07-21
Binding the Devil: Can we bind the devil? Can we claim territory for the kingdom? Do we have the ability to direct angels? [Daniel 10, Matthew 12:29]



2017-06-05
Rebuking the Devil: Is it okay to rebuke the Devil? [Luke 10:19]



2017-01-10
Power in Christ: Our "authority" in Christ, being saved, prayer, word of faith



2016-03-23
Authority over Angels: Do we have authority over Angels?



2016-02-19
God Ordaining Governments: God ordaining government authority [Hosea 8:4, Romans 13]
Water & the Blood: Caller tosses out a theory about a previous call about Jesus coming in water & blood, when the veil was ripped in twain. [1 John 5:6-8]


2015-10-08
Church Leadership Authority: Pastor sole-run church, elder run church, & you find both examples in the the NT, but which is correct?
Pastor w/ Sole Authority: Caller says church was having problems w/ a pastor where there was a major upheaval.


2015-09-16
The Church as a Moral Authority: What does Steve think about the church as being a moral authority for society today?



2015-08-20
Catholic Authority: Where does the Catholic Church get the idea that they have all authority, that if it didn't originate w/ them, it is wrong?
Sola Scriptura & Tradition in the CC: Catholic Church Believes in Scripture & Tradition?


2015-08-14
Authority & Inspiration of Scripture: Discussion about inerrancy of Scripture, but we shouldn't say more about the Bible than the writers of the Bible believed about it (Another very convoluted, hard to understand question...2 in a row).



2015-06-11
Submitting to Them Over Us: What does it mean to submit to them that are over us in the Lord? [Hebrews 13:7]



2015-05-08
Bible Authority, Biblical Interpretation: You need to use Biblical Hermeneutics or exegetical method of interpreting the Bible, a followup from Tom the Catholic.



2015-04-30
Apostolic or Church Authority: Caller wants to talk about Apostolic or Church Authority?



2015-03-20
Government & Church Sovereignty: Does the church have to obey the government?



2015-03-09
Demons Crying Out: How did they have the authority beg Jesus not to torment them? [Mark 5:7]



2015-03-04
Inspired & Authorized: How do you use the words Inspired & Authority?



2015-02-05
Word Usage Questions (Thief): Question 1: Was the thief on the cross executed for just petty theft or does the word "thief" have a deeper meaning than that?
Word Usage Questions (Predicted - Prophesy): Question 2: Is there a difference between Predictions & Prophesy?


2014-12-02
Antinomianism & Arminianism: Are Antinomianism & Arminianism complete opposites? (Calvinism & Arminianism & Antinomianism & legalism are what he meant.)
Jesus' Authority: Was Jesus' position of Authority different after His resurrection than it was before it?


2014-10-07
Paul's Writings: Paul's writings should be removed because he was usurping the Kingdom of God by saying we should obey government's authority. What do you think? [Romans 13:1-5, 1 Peter 2:13-25]
Working for the Government: Should Christians work for the government since we belong to the Kingdom of God?


2014-03-04
Horn: What is the "horn" that is being referred to in 2 Samuel [1 Samuel 2:1, Psalm 3]
Distressing Spirit & Prophesies: What does it mean that Saul was given a "distressing spirit" & was able to prophecy? [2 Samuel 18:10, 1 John 4:1]


2014-01-02
Jesus' Lordship & Authority: When did Jesus receive His Lordship & Authority? After His death & resurrection? [Philippians 2:7-8]



2013-02-04
Women Having Authority over a Man: What do you think about women having authority over man? [1 Timothy 2]
Women Silent in Church: What does it mean women shouldn't talk at church? [1 Corinthians 14]

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