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Topic: Christian Essentials (Basics, Foundation)

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2020-12-04
Fear of God & Steve's New Books: Compliments on Steve's new book, "Empire of the Son," especially his thoughts on the fear of God. Would you talk about the fear of God? [I Peter 1:17, 2 Corinthians 5:11, Revelation 14:7, Proverbs 9:10, Hebrews 12:11, Proverbs 3:7, Proverbs 23:17].



2020-11-10
Thoughts on the Foundations of the Faith: Pastor calls to share his thoughts on Hebrews 6 and the foundations of the faith. [Hebrews 6:1-2, Hebrews 5:10-11].



2020-11-10
Laying on of Hand, Fundamental to the Faith: I am studying the fundamental principles of the faith, and I am struggling with the "laying on of hands", can you help? [Hebrews 6:1-2].



2020-08-11
Christians Hating: How bad is it now, as we Christians seem to hate each other within the church, much less outside the church? [I John 3:15].



2020-06-25
Good Books About Satan: Caller offers book suggestions on the topic of Satan: by Michael Brown.
Christian Fundamentalism: How would you define Christian Fundamentalism? Is is a good thing or a bad thing?


2020-06-02
Former Catholic Questions "What is Essential": From a Former Catholic, who is now attending a non-denominational church; "I get confused about the meaning of being "Born again" among other things. What should I be more focused on to grow in my faith?"
The Pentecostal Denomination & The Trinity: Does it matter what church I go to? The pastor of the Pentecostal church is nice, but his view of The Trinity doctrine is different.


2020-04-17
Defining One's Faith: What do you tell people about your faith, without aligning to a particular group, movement, or theology?
Calvinism: Comment on Calvinism and how their theology maligns the character of God.


2019-08-26
Calvinism: How can a Calvinist be a good Christian if they believe that some people cannot be saved? [I Corinthians 13:9-12, Matthew 16:27, Romans 2:6-10, 2 Corinthians 5:10, I Peter 1:17, Revelation 20:12-13].



2019-05-13
Essentials of Salvation: What are the essentials of salvation?



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?



2019-01-02
Essentials of the Gospel: What are the absolute "essentials" of the gospel? What must we understand and what should we be laboring to tell others?



2018-06-21
Compromising on Truth: How do you know what or how to disagree on secondary issues? (cont. after break)



2017-11-16
Being a True Follower of Christ: The essentials of Christianity, what does it take to be recognized as a believer by God?



2017-11-06
Jehovah's Witnesses: What are the biggest difference between JW's & the Christian?



2017-10-31
Fundamentalism: What is Fundamentalism? Is it a form of Evangelicalism?
Literalism: I guess i'm just asking about Fundamentalism because some say we need to take all the Bible literally.


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?



2017-08-21
Being Saved: What does it mean to be saved?
Requirements for Salvation: What is required to be saved?
Belonging to God: What does the Bible say about those who belong to God?

2017-08-18
Liberal Christians: I've been asking Fundamental Liberal Christians fundament basic 101 questions, & they won't directly answer.



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


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



2017-05-19
Confessing our Sins & Being Cleansed: Confession of sins & staying in communion w/ the Lord being cleansed, [1 John 1:9]
Hunger for the Word: We need to be infilling of the Holy Spirit, Study the Scriptures & obey them. [2 Timothy 2:15-22, James 4:8, 1 Peter 2:2]


2017-05-18
Baptism Essential: Is being baptized an essential part of salvation? [Acts 2:38]



2017-05-11
Not Understanding Christian Essentials: claiming to be a believer & but not getting basic stuff right, are you really a believer?



2017-04-27
Repentance & Salvation: What is repentance & how important is it to salvation?



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



2017-03-01
Uniformity in Doctrines: Is uniformity of thought very important in certain areas of doctrine regardless of scripture like romans 14? [Romans 14, Matthew 28:20]



2017-02-03
True Christianity: What is the true way to be a Christian, because Buddhists seemed more Christ-like than Christians?



2017-01-06
John Calvin Executing Heretics: Did John Calvin or martin Luther actually participate in the execution of "heretics" & was it justifiable?
& personal opinion vs essential doctrine


2016-04-04
Followers of Christ Considered Disciples: As followers of Christ are we considered Jesus' disciples too?
Everything Jesus instructed to His Disciples: Are we supposed to do EVERYTHING Jesus told His disciples?
Spiritual Gifts like the Disciples: Are we supposed to be able to have spiritual gifts like the disciples out, such as healing, or only the spiritual gifts Jesus gives us?

2016-03-11
Tithing: We don't have to pay tithe, is that true? How do we support the local church?



2016-03-03
Catholics & Protestants Believe in Same God: Catholics & Protestants might get their information from different sources, but they believe in the same God. But the question is, if you say some books aren't part of the Bible, aren't you also following tradition?



2015-11-06
Pastors & Non-Essential Doctrines:: Is it sort've an obligation of the pastor to share the main views of non-essential doctrines other than just their own?



2015-07-10
Foundations: How do we get a Foundation that resists against the storms of life? [1 Corinthians 3:11]
Renewing our Minds: What does it mean to renew our minds? [Romans 12:1-2]


2015-07-06
Genuine Christians vs Feigned Christianity: How can we determine who are genuine Christians or people who have a feigned Christianity? Especially churches believing correct Doctrine.



2015-05-01
Celebrating Christmas: Are we not supposed to celebrate Christmas? [Jeremiah 10:2-5]
List of Essential Doctrines: Do you have a list of all the Essential Doctrines we must all agree on?


2015-03-30
Essential Doctrines & Behaviors: Caller is concerned that Steve didn't say the important things about sharing the gospel. (bad clicking).



2015-03-27
Essential Doctrines & Behaviors: What are the Essential Doctrines & Behaviors of being a Christian?



2015-03-12
Baptism & Partaking of the Lord's Supper: Can a person be a part of the Body of Christ, but not fully a member of the Kingdom of God, but yet be able to break bread (for example, if they haven't been baptized yet)?



2015-01-05
Sound Doctrine: There are some doctrines that are VERY important, & this caller goes to a church where they can discuss doctrine they don't agree with



2015-01-05
Sound Doctrine: Church takes a strong stand on Sound Doctrine, but how much doctrinal purity is important over just a relationship w/ Jesus?


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