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Topic: Self (Selfish, Self-interest)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-04-28
Why Didn't God Create us Better?: Why didn't God create us with stronger desires to do good and more self-control?



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?



2021-03-18
Does Hell Exist?: Is hell an actual place, or a state of mind, and how would you help someone that doesn't believe in hell, change their mind? [Matthew 13:42, 2 Peter 2:4-5, Revelation 20:15, James 3:6, Matthew 16:24, Ephesians 4, Luke 16:22, I Peter 3:20-21].



2021-02-03
Twelve Step Programs: Don't you think that some people get a little carried away with aspects of twelve-step programs? Rec Lecture: "Biblical Counsel for a Change". [2 Corinthians 13:5].



2021-01-15
Living too Casual a Christian Life: Can you help me sort out the criticism I receive regarding living too casual a life as a believer? [Proverbs 28:26, 2 Samuel 5:19].



2020-12-23
Loving Oneself: Could you talk about the biblical idea of loving oneself? [Ephesians 5:29, John 15:13].



2020-11-24
New Age vs Christianity, Self & Selflessness: Caller comments on Steve's assessment of the difference between New Age and Christianity being one is about "self" and one is about "God" and "selflessness".



2020-11-18
Plato's Four Temperments: Do you place much weight in the different types of temperaments that Plato described? [2 Corinthians 12:1-14, Psalm 2:8, Revelation 5:10, Matthew 5:5, 2 Corinthians 5:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Genesis 1:1, I Corinthians 10:3, Psalm 115:16].



2020-10-08
Bringing Out the Best in Yourself: Is the Landmark Forum Education program about "bringing out the best in your self" align with Christianity? [I Corinthians 6:11, Luke 9:23].
Jesus's Conception Date 9/11: Why is there not more discussion of the possible date of Jesus' conception, aligning with 9/11?


2020-10-05
Forgiving & Forgiving Oneself: Is the reference to the necessity of being forgiving or God won't forgive us, apply also to "forgiving oneself"? [Matthew 6:14-15].



2020-07-31
Anger: Would you talk about "anger" and what the Bible teaches us about it when it is sin? [Ephesians 4:26, James 2:13, I John 4:7-21, Mark 3:5, Ephesians 5:1, Luke 23:34].



2020-06-10
Gluttony: Would you talk about gluttony, so I can determine if I have an issue with it? [Philippians 3:19].



2020-05-06
Take up Your Cross: How do we know what our cross is? Does the cross we are to take up, stay the same each day, or does it change each day? [Luke 9:23].



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].



2020-01-30
Self-Contempt and Resisting Worldly Pleasure: Do you believe that Christians today should resist all worldly pleasure and employ self-contempt as Thomas A. Kempis suggests in the book "Imitation of Christ"? [Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3, I Timothy 1:15, Job 42].



2019-10-18
Loving Others & Oneself: Is it correct to love my fiance more than I love myself.
Being the Best Husband: What are the best scriptures to study to help me become the best husband I can be? [I Corinthians 13, I Peter 5, Matthew 20:25-28, Ephesians 5].


2019-07-17
Rewards in Heaven: Why do we need to know that there are rewards in heaven, if we are made perfect when we get to heaven? And would it not be selfish to be concerned about getting rewards? [Genesis 15:6, I Corinthians 9, Matthew 25:14-30].



2019-06-24
Women Adorning Themselves: Could you clarify the verses about women adorning themselves? [I Timothy 2:9, I Peter 3:3-4].



2019-05-28
Esteeming Other Above Ourselves: When the Bible says, "esteem others better than ourselves", how are we to do that when we see criminals, etc. all around us? [Philippians 2:3, Romans 12:10, John 13:1-17 ].



2019-05-17
Gift of Singleness (Being Single): Do you think there really is a gift of "singleness"? How do you determine if that is what you are destined for? [I Corinthians 7:7f, Matthew 19:10].



2019-04-12
Taking up Your Cross: What does "taking up your cross" look like for us? Is it "dying to self"? Should I feel a little bit guilty if I am happy and comfortable? How do I learn surrender and contentment [Philippians 1:21, 4:11, Luke 9:23, Matthew 16:24]



2018-12-12
Keith Green & "Dying to Self": Do you have any information on or know where I can find "that's dying to self" song that you mentioned?



2018-10-19
Pride: What is pride? Is there a pride that is not a sin? How do we define it?



2018-08-22
Masturbation: What is your view about Masturbation? [Matthew 5:27, 1 Corinthians 7:9, Colossians 2:20-23, Leviticus 15:16-18]



2018-07-18
Baby considered a Sinner: Why are we considered sinners as soon as we are born, even before we have a chance to sin?
Bible Study Tools: Do you have any recommendations for tools to study the Bible, like a good Interlinear Bible that you use? A lexicon?


2018-07-05
Doing God's Will, Always Repenting, & Chronic Pain: I'm trying to always conform to God's will & not my will, but i'm always continually repenting, but always in chronic pain.



2017-08-02
Prideful in Church Attendance: Being prideful in church attendance, is it okay to have that kind of pride? [Matthew 7:1-2, Hebrews 10:25]



2017-08-02
Loving Ourselves: Where does it say in the Bible besides Matthew that we should love ourselves? [Matthew 22:37-39]



2017-07-07
Denying Yourself: "Deny yourself, take up your cross & follow Me", does that mean we have to be ashamed of ourselves? John MacArthur says we have to be! [Mark 8:34]



2017-05-03
Woman Pastor: My daughter says she wants to be a pastor when she grows up, but people have told her that she can't, so what do you say? [1 Timothy 2:12-15]
Hating Oneself: My other daughter wonders if she has to hate herself in order to love others? [Matthew 22:39]


2017-03-07
Bridling Your Tongue, No Anger & having a Perfect Religion: What is James saying when he's talking about bridling your tongue, not having anger, & having pure religion? Is he coupling all that together? [James 1]
Being Assertive & not Being a Doormat: Is there a place in the Bible where it talks about it's okay to be assertive, not being a Doormat.


2017-03-07
Jesus Coming up with a New Commandment: Why did Jesus come up w/ this "new" commandment about loving your neighbour as yourself? [Matthew 22:39, John 13:34, Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:1]



2017-02-23
God hearing the Prayers of a Sinner: Does God hear the prayers of sinners? What about someone living in sin?
Suicide: Is suicide a sin?


2017-01-30
Our Spirit & the Holy Spirit: Do we have a spirit of our own that the Holy Spirit wants to commune with? [rom 8:16]



2016-04-07
Godly Sorrow & World Sorrow: What's the difference between godly sorrow & worldly sorrow? [2 Corinthians 7:10]



2016-01-07
Taking Up Your Cross Daily: What exactly does Jesus mean to take up your cross & follow Him daily? Does that mean living a holy life? Is it talking about day-to-day activities & life, such as who you are going to marry? [Luke 9:23]
Addictive Behavior or Living Sin: We don't have to torture ourselves, our body, in order to get out of a life of sin, do we?


2015-12-16
Marriage, separation, divorce situation: Concerned about not putting my wife's need ahead of mine even though she wants to separate for me.



2015-12-09
Forgiving Oneself: Is it biblical to forgive yourself?



2015-07-29
Deny Yourself & Pick Up Your Cross: "Deny Yourself, pick up your Cross, & follow Me", what did Jesus mean by that? [Matthew 16:24-25]



2015-06-11
Landmark Forum (Education): Caller was invited by a neighbor to go a Landmark Forum seminar & he looked into it before he went, & he thinks it's just a rehash of Werner Erhard's Est, & would like to know if Steve knows anything about it.



2015-04-01
Sheep & Goats: When do we come a Sheep or a Goat? [Matthew 25:31-46] Wasn't David's son who died at 2 years old a sheep? Are we all sheep & become goats?
People's Level of Importance: Why is the President esteemed so much important than a garbage man?


2015-02-25
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself: Caller commenting about call about loving your neighbor as yourself, & it means putting other people's interest equal to or above your own.



2015-02-18
People Worshipping Themselves: It almost seems like people have made idols/images of themselves when they lose sight of God. [Acts 17:29, Romans 1:21-23]
Holy Spirit-Interpreting Scripture: Holy Spirit is somewhat subjective, but God Spirit bears witness w/ our spirit that we are the children of God, but some don't show evidence.


2014-10-17
Paul Rebuking Peter: What was happening when Paul was rebuking Peter in Galatians? [Galatians 2]
Root of Sin: What is the main root of sin?


2014-07-31
Love God, Love Neighbor & Love Yourself: How do we know that are not loving ourselves?



2014-04-24
Last Minute Christianity: How can someone who has been a Christian all their life be happy about someone who made it in the last 5 minutes of their life, getting to have eternal life? [Matthew 20:1-16, Luke 15:25-31]



2014-02-03
Dying to Self: We just need to die to self daily, like it says to do in the Bible. [Romans 7, Galatians 2:20]


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