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Topic: Following Jesus Christ

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2021-06-16
Gay Pride Month: Why does God allow Gay Pride month?
LGBTW Marriages: Why are people caught up in the LGBTQ movement and so many are marrying each other?
God Helping Homosexuals: Why doesn't God help gay people better so they can please Him? [Romans 12:2, Matthew 11:29-30, Matthew 7:13-14, Psalm 14:1, Proverbs 9:10, John 8:31-34].

2021-06-16
Lordship Salvation: Would you define "Lordship Salvation"? [Romans 10:9, Matthew 28:18, Matthew 16:24-26, Luke 9:23].



2021-06-11
Married to an Unbeliever: How do I live a Christian life being married to an unbeliever, and remain faithful to Christ? Recommended lecture: Topical/Individual Lectures/ "How to Love your Wife Like Christ Loved the Church." [I Corinthians 7:12-15, John 13:13].



2021-06-11
Commitment to Live the Christian Life: Is it by resolve that one learns to live the Christian life without the law (The Torah)?



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].



2021-06-09
"Once Saved, Always Saved" or "Eternal Security": If once saved, are we always saved, or can one fall into sin and eventually apostatize? [I Timothy 4:1, James 3:2].



2021-06-08
Helpless Dependence: Could you help me to understand what you mean by "helpless dependence" in your book, "The Kingdom of God"? [I John 2:6, Psalm 127:1, Galatians 3:3].
Pre-Trib Rapture Evidence: How would you answer David Jeremiah when he indicates that because the church is not mentioned after Revelation 3, it is indicative of a pre-tribulation rapture? [Revelation 13:7, Revelation 19:6]


2021-06-07
Salvation & One's World View: How does one sort out the problem of those who say they believe in Christ and yet follow value systems that seem to embrace ideas that are contrary to Christ's teachings? [Matthew 7:2, Galatians 1:8-9, Romans 12:2, John 15:7, John 8:36, Matthew 7:21-23, I Corinthians 6:20].
Finding Sin Acceptable in Others: If someone dismisses behaviors in another's sinful lifestyle and indicates them as acceptable (as in living as a gay), it is synonymous with preaching a different gospel?


2021-06-04
Prayer for Things and for Others: Is it wrong to feel uncomfortable when people ask me to pray for their wants, needs, and desires, as I typically just thank Him and ask to do well, and would this hesitancy indicate I might not be saved? [Philippians 4:6, I Peter 5:7, John 5:30].



2021-05-13
Living with Those Dramatically Opposed to Christ: Caller looks for counsel regarding living with a spouse that reacts dramatically again the name of Christ.



2021-04-30
Proving Who Has it Right Among Religious Groups: How does one sort out those various religious sects that use some of the same scriptures to prove opposite points and both find and prove the truth? [Luke 11:28, Luke 9:35, Matthew 17:5, John 21:22].



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".


2021-04-15
Hypnosis & Psychotherapy: Caller weighs in on his experience with chasing other things other than God, including hypnosis. Recommended Lecture: "Biblical Counsel for a Change".



2021-04-14
Abortion, Repentance & Eternal Security: If I had two abortions in my past, and even today, I think I would do the same thing, so does that indicate that I can lose my salvation? [Luke 8].



2021-04-08
Repentance and Salvation: Does one repent before or after you are saved?
Smoking: What do you say about a preacher who said that if you smoke you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven? [I Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:17].


2021-04-07
Jesus Would Not Lose Any: What is the non-Calvinist view of the verse about Him not losing any of His own, and what is meant by that? [John 6:39, John 17:12, John 17:6, 2 Peter 3:9, I Thessalonians 4:3].



2021-04-05
Eternal Security: Once saved, am I eternally secure, or am always saved, if once saved? Caller compares through his analogy of following Christ to remaining tied to one's anchor in a storm when boating. [I John 5:11, I Timothy 4:1].



2021-04-01
How to be Saved: What does one do to be saved? [I John 5:11-12, Romans 10:9].
Understanding God & Jesus: How do I understand the various labels for Jesus, God, and in the Trinity (Messiah, Son of God, etc.) and who should I be praying to, or addressing? [Matthew 11:29-30, Ephesians 3:14, John 14:6].


2021-04-01
Letting God Make Your Decisions: When you say in your series on discipleship that one should let God make your decisions, how do you mean that? How does one do that?
Employer's Mask Wearing Requirement: I am considering serving a complaint to my employer regarding the requiring of the masks, and my mom thinks as believers we should not cause conflict. What do you think about this?


2021-03-30
Once Saved, Always Saved: Is the doctrine, "Once Saved, Always Saved" a true doctrine? [2 Peter 2:20-22, Hebrews 2:1-4, Hebrews 3:7-4:10, Hebrew 6:4-6, Hebrew 10:26-31, I Corinthians 9:24-27, Colossians 1:23, John 15:1-6].



2021-03-30
Various Insights or Levels of Interest in God: Is what you wrote in your book about drawing near to God in various degrees a correlarry to the thoughts in Matthew 13 [Matthew 13:12].



2021-03-18
"Seeker Friendly" Churches: Are "seeker friendly" churches unbiblical?
Jesus Spoke in Parables: Why did Jesus speak to His crowds in parables, so they would not really understand? [Mark 4:34].


2021-03-17
Not Doing Enough for God: As a relatively new believer, I am struggling with self-condemnation regarding how much I am doing as a Christian. What do you advise? [John 3:17, I John 3:21].



2021-03-17
Judging Doctrine: What is meant by "judging a doctrine by its fruit", particularly in light of Gay-affirming churches?



2021-03-15
"Sinner's Prayer" Effectiveness: If I prayed this prayer in sincerity, (recites a prayer) can I be assured that I am saved? [Luke 18:13].



2021-03-15
Fully Surrendered, but Worldly Responsibilities: Since there is actually so much we have to do , how does still one get to a fully surrendered state, and still take care of responsibilities?



2021-03-02
How to be Saved: What is the best way to be saved according to scripture? [I John 5:11-12, John 6:66, John 15, John 3:3].



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].


2021-01-29
Feelings of Emotions in One's Faith: I struggle with keeping the sense of total commitment and feel an ebb and flow in my faith. Is this common? [I John 5:3].



2021-01-27
Remarriage to Former Spouse: Is it possible to remarry my wife, even though, she has been married to someone else in the interim? [Deuteronomy 24:1-4].
Disbelief in the Virgin Birth: Can someone who doesn't believe in the virgin birth, still be a Christian?


2021-01-26
Water Baptism Required: Is water baptism required for entering the "Kingdom of God", and if it is, then why do so many evangelists not require it? [John 3:5, Acts 2:38, Acts 9:10-21, I Peter 3:20-21 ].
Born of Water & Spirit: What does it mean to be, "born of water and of the spirit"? [John 3:5-6].


2021-01-18
Once Saved, Always Saved (Eternal Security): If someone was once a believer, but does gets caught up in sin and does terrible things, can he be regenerated again, or does he lose his salvation? [John 15, I John 5:11-12, Romans 11:22, I Corinthians 9:27].



2021-01-12
Seeking God: Does anybody "seek God", and does all the religiousness of most societies reflect that they are in that search? [Romans 3:10-17, Psalm 14:1-3].



2021-01-04
Pronunciation of the Name, Jesus: Some say that the accurate pronunciation of Jesus' name is important.
Prayer for Salvation: How does one have to do it, to be saved? Some say it isn't by a prayer, but by abiding in Christ.


2020-05-06
Hearing the Holy Spirit & His Direction: Do you have any suggestion as to how know or recognize the leading of the spirit of God? [Romans 8, Psalm 23, Colossians 3:15, John 10:27].



2020-12-18
The Kingdom of God: What is the Kingdom of God (or Heaven)? [Mark 4:30, Revelation 21:2, Revelation 11:17].



2020-11-20
Eternal Security or Once Saved, Always Saved: What is your take on Romans 8 in regard to our ability to walk away from our own salvation? [Romans 8:18-39, Jude 21, I Timothy 4:1-5, I John 2:19].
Carnality & Following Jesus: Do you think that there are more teachers promoting the idea that one can't be a carnal Christian, but must take up their cross and follow Him? [Luke 9:23, I Corinthians 3:1].


2020-11-17
Rich Young Ruler: Why did Jesus tell the rich man that he had to sell everything when earlier all He required of others was repentance? [Luke 4, Matthew 19:21, Mark 10, Luke 18].



2020-11-16
Struggling with Sin: Since I am struggling with sin, I am wondering how God feels about our failures? [I John 2:1, I John 1:9, James 3:2, Matthew 26:41].



2020-11-12
Am I Really Saved: Since I still believe some eastern traditions, like reincarnation, and hell not being what some claim, etc., am I really saved? [John 5:28].



2020-11-11
Damaged by Religion: What advice would you give people who are so damaged by religion that they can't seem to consider it?



2020-11-09
Christian Who is a Drug Addict: If a true Christian gets caught up in drugs, will they die in their sins and not go to heaven? [Galatians 2, Galatians 5:16, James 3:2, Psalm 1:3, I John 4:4].



2020-11-04
Conversion's Elation Expected to Last: As a former Mormon, as I moved away from religion, I have found in my new trust in Christ, a notable difference to the better. Should I expect this high to continue indefinitely? [I Peter 5:8-10].



2020-10-27
Seeking "The Kingdom of God": Is seeking "the Kingdom of God" the most important thing we are to do? [Matthew 6:33, Matthew 24:14].
Seeking Success in a Career: If we are disciples of Christ, should we be seeking financial success in our career? [I Corinthians 12, Romans 12, Acts 3:6, Matthew 10:8, Matthew 19:23, Ephesians 4:28, 2 Thessalonians 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 4: 11, I Timothy 6:17, I Timothy 6:9, I Corinthians 12:31].


2020-10-26
Belief in Jesus: If someone believes that Jesus is the Son of God, is he saved?



2020-10-22
I Never Knew You: How do you interpret it when Jesus said, "I never knew you."? [Matthew 7:21-22].



2020-10-21
The Point of Salvation: When is someone saved? What level of belief and obedience is required?



2020-10-20
Gift of Evangelism & The Great Commission: What would you say to those who suggest they do not have the gift of evangelism, especially in light of the "Great Commission"? [Ephesians 4:11, Matthew 28:16-20, I Corinthians 12, Romans 12, I Peter 3:15, Matthew 10:33, John 13:35, I Peter 4:10-11].



2020-10-20
The Movie, "The Passion of the Christ": Did you see the movie, "The Passion of the Christ" and if so, what did you think about it and its accuracy?
How to Grow in One's Faith: What is your recommendation to a believer to help them grow in their faith? (Lecture series; Cultivating Christian Character). [Psalm 1:2].


2020-10-19
Fornicators in the Church: If fornicators will not enter the kingdom of God, what about the fornicators at local churches? [I Corinthians 6:9].
Defining the True Church: Are you defining the true church as those that actually follow Christ, and do not continue to live in sin? [Matthew 18:15-17, I Corinthians 5:9].


2020-10-06
Clarification on Salvation for the Muslim: Caller makes some observations about the Muslim (Islam) faith and asks for Steve's clarification about salvation for the those in Islam.



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].



2020-10-01
Palestine & Israel Conflict: What do you say to Palestinians who hate Israel because they took their land?
Other Religions Who Have Jesus in Their Faith: What is God gonna do about the religions and cults who have Jesus in their religions, but ignorantly don't have the same theology as we do? [Matthew 11:28-30, Matthew 16:17, 2 Peter 3:18].


2020-09-23
Will God Answer the Prayers of an Unsaved Sinner?: As someone that is not certain they are saved, and continues to sin, will God still answer my prayers? [I John 3:10, John 10:27].
A 65% Believer: What if I am only 65% a believer, and am not sure that Jesus did not actually rise from the dead?
Christianity Hard to Get into: Is this Christianity not a tough school to get into? The criteria is rigorous.

2020-09-22
Missions Work or Traditional Work Life: Could you advise on my thoughts about leaving YWAM (missions work) and returning to a more traditional work lifestyle?



2020-09-22
Over or Under-Confidence in One's Salvation: Some people seem almost pretentious in their salvation, and yet I don't feel that way, can you comment? [Matthew 7:13, Luke 13:24, I Peter 14:18, Matthew 7:21, Matthew 16:24-26, James 3:1].
Lord, Lord, but He Never Knew Them: How could the people do works in his name, but end up not really saved? [Matthew 7:21, I Corinthians 13, I John 3:14].


2020-09-17
Obedience, Legalism, & Grace: How can we judge and assess the differences between obedience, legalism and grace? [2 John 9, 2 Corinthians 3:17, John 1:14-16, 2 Peters 1:4, Titus 2:11-12, Matthew 7:24-27, I John 2:4, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Acts 5:32, I John 2:4, Hebrews 5:9].



2020-09-04
Getting on the Narrow Path: Contemplating on the verse about "the narrow path", I am concerned that myself and some of my friends are not really on it. Can you help direct me? [Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 26:41, James 3:2, Matthew 16:24, I John, Revelation 7:9, John 13:35].



2020-09-02
Salvation, Powers and Principalities: Could you comment on salvation and the powers and principalities, and the relationship between them? [Titus 3:1, Hebrews 1:14, Ephesians 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
Confession of Sins & a Pure Heart: Could you talk about our confession of sins in order to keep a pure heart? [James 5:16, I John 1:9].
Pure Heart for Communion: What about having a pure heart in order to take communion, because we sin so often? [I Corinthians 10:31, I John 2:1].
Masturbation: What about masturbation? [I Thessalonians 4:3, I John 2:16, John 15:13, Matthew 26:41, Psalm 103:1-14].

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].


2020-08-18
Children & the Age of Accountability: How will God deal with children and is the age of accountability actually numeric? [Luke 12:47, Deuteronomy 1].
The Meaning of "In Christ" : What does it mean to be "in Christ"? [John 15, Matthew 7:21]


2020-08-18
Not Under the Law, Yet Must Confess our Sins: Because I struggle with worrying about my sins, and getting God's forgivenss, could you help me sort the duality in scripture of not being "under the law" and yet we are to "confess our sins"? [1 John 1:9, Romans 6:14, I Corinthians 9:20-21, I John 3:4, Matthew 6:9-13, I John 3:4, Galatians 5:16].



2020-08-12
Many Are Called, Few Chosen: Does "many are called, but few are chosen" mean that God knows who is going to be saved from the beginning? [Matthew 22:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:14].



2020-08-06
Losing One's Passion For the Lord: I haven't been as passionate about the Lord, lately, can you help? [Psalm 1:3].



2020-07-31
Bearing Fruit: What do you mean by "bearing fruit" because in the church, it can often mean bigger buildings, etc.? [John 15:8, Isaiah 5, Matthew 21:43].



2020-07-29
Depression or Mental Disorders: How does one respond to someone claiming a mental disorder or depression, when it may well be a spiritual issue, rather than a medical condition?
How to become a Christian: What does one become a Christian?
Identifying Sin in One's Life: How does one identify a crippling sin in one's life? [I John 1:7].

2020-07-17
So Many Religions and Denominations: Why are there so many religions and denominations, and how do I know which is correct? [Daniel 2:44, Mark 1:15, Romans 10:9, Matthew 25:34].



2020-07-17
Various Biblical Views Causing Confusion: How do I become less confused about all the various and conflicting views among different denominations on biblical topics?



2020-07-13
Power No Longer Manifested in the Church: Is not the church not manifesting the power of God today as it should be? [Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, I Corinthians 4:20].
Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Is the power lacking in the church today because many may not have experienced the "Baptism of the Spirit"? [Acts 10, Acts 19].
Believers Not Experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit: What do you say to a believer who has not experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives?[Hebrews 8:10, Ezekiel 36:25, Ezekiel 11:19, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 5:18].

2020-07-10
Struggle to Live Righteously: Can you help me understand the struggle in our spiritual lives - on one hand we are not to live in sin, and yet we keep falling to it. It is scary to consider the consequences! [Romans 7:14-25, Philippians 1:6, Matthew 26:41, Galatians 5:17, James 3:2].



2020-07-10
Sinners Will or Will Not Inherit the Kingdom of God: Did you mean that no one can inherit the Kingdom of God if they fall into sin? [I Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21].



2020-07-10
Point of No Return: Is there a condition noted in the Bible that describes "a point of no return"? [Romans 1:28, Matthew 7:6].



2020-06-03
The Sinner's Prayer: Why are you against saying the sinner's prayer and asking Jesus into one's heart, as I was saved by doing so?



2020-06-02
The Importance of Baptism: Can you describe the importance of baptism? [I Corinthians 1:13].



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.


2020-05-13
Trinity Doctrine Defines Christianity: I thought that believing in the Trinitarian doctrine is what made someone a Christian? [Acts 11:26, John 14:8, John 16:12-13, Matthew 8:27, Mark 4:41, 2 Peter 3:18].



2020-05-13
Who Do You Worship: Who do you pray to, and who do you worship? [Ephesians 3:14, Matthew 6:9-13].
God's Name-Jehovah: Is it important that we know that God's name is Jehovah?


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?



2020-04-21
Wake Up America: How do we wake up America to the need to protect the nation as a republic as they should?



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].



2020-04-17
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.


2020-04-15
Sinner's Prayer, Repentance & Obedience: Do you think that someone who says "the sinner's prayer" but doesn't really repent or change his behavior and dishonest business practices is really saved? [Luke 19:8, Matthew 1:21].



2020-04-03
Kingdom of God: What would be the impact within the church of recognizing that the "Kingdom of God" has come and is present now on earth? [2 Corinthians 11, Galatians 1:8, Matthew 16:24-26].



2020-04-02
Take Up Your Cross: Does take up your cross mean, take up your sins? [Luke 9:23, Matthew 16:24].
One-World Religion: Do you think that we will prime for a one-world religion? [Revelation 7].
Tribulation & Sinners Repenting: Do you think that if we are in the tribulation, sinners will still be able to repent?

2020-03-17
Denying Christ: Didn't Peter deny Christ, but was still allowed to follow Christ? If we try to save someone by denying Christ, like our child, God would know we didn't mean it, right? [Matthew 10:33, John 21].



2019-06-25
Keeping One's Zeal: Do you have advice for someone who wants to never lose their zeal and commitment for the Lord.



2019-06-03
Authentic Salvation: Are the people described in these scriptures authentic Christians? [Matthew 7:21-23, John 11:49-50, II Thessalonians 2].



2019-03-12
The Narrow Path Why is it a "narrow path"? Why is it taking so long for people to find Christ? Is it because the path is so narrow? [Matthew 7:13].



2018-10-15
Receiving 100 Times: Receiving 100 times for following Christ, leaving your family, what did Jesus mean by that? [Mark 10:28-31]



2018-07-05
More Sinful the Closer to Christ: It sort've seems the closer i'm getting to Jesus, the more sinful i see myself.



2018-07-03
Any Good Books about Living Through us: Can Steve please recommend some good books for inspiring growth in the Lord, living through Jesus. (A.W. Tozer)



2018-05-25
King Asa: It says Asa was pleasing to the Lord all the days of his life, but he did a few things in his life where he wasn't pleasing to the Lord. [2 Chronicles 16:12]



2018-04-24
God drawing Everyone: Do you think God draws every man to His Son? [John 6:44]



2018-02-19
Salvation through Christ: Can you resolve perceived tension between the following biblical statements: salvation is through Christ alone, the only way you can come to Christ is to be drawn [John 6], God is seeking people to worship him in spirit and in truth [John 4]?



2017-11-30
Making it to Heaven: New believer wondering how one becomes a committed disciple, how do you make it "up there" (to heaven)?



2017-09-25
Denying Jesus Is God: Is denying that Jesus is God the spirit of anti-Christ?
Losing one's Salvation: Can one lost their salvation denying Jesus is God?


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
Rejected by Family for Christianity: I'm trying to handle being rejected by own family because I'm a believer. Trying to figure out how to deal with it.



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?


2017-07-31
153 Fish Significance: Was there any significance to the number "153", the number fish that were caught? [John 21:11]



2017-05-09
Seeing a Different Jesus in the Paradigm of Adventism: Seventh Day Adventists preach a different Christ. (follow-up)



2017-05-09
A False Christ: Would disproving Catholicism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, & Adventists have a false Christ endanger your salvation? (The person called several times seeming to have a vendetta against SDAs.)



2016-04-04
Transfer of Wealth: Caller has been learning about something called, "End times transfer of wealth". Has Steve ever heard of it? [Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 28:8]
Learning about Christ from Deuteronomy: I was talking to a Calvinist the other day & he said a bizarre statement that, "everything I learned about following Christ, I learned in Deuteronomy", Can this be true?


2016-03-21
Christian but Gay: Can you still be a gay Christian & go to heaven?



2016-03-17
People following the Lamb (144,000): Who are the people who follow the Lamb or just who are the 144,000? [Revelation 14:4]



2016-03-07
Baptism Mandatory: Is getting baptized required?



2016-02-23
Receiving Christ: Is there a proper way to receive Christ?


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