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Topic: Literal

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-24
Symbolism in Scripture: Why does the Bible have so many symbolic references, instead of just explaining directly what is meant?



2021-06-03
Literal Events in the Bible Stories: Am I supposed to take the stories of Samson catching 300 foxes and killing 1000 men, literally, as with the descriptions of the events of the plagues, etc.? [Judges 15:4-15, Exodus 7:22].



2021-05-17
Symbolism & The Millennium in Scripture: Caller disagrees with Steve about his stance on when to use symbolic or literal interpretation, particularly in regard to The Millennium. [Revelation 20, I Thessalonians 4:14, Revelation 11-12, Revelation 19, Psalm 50:10, Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:8].



2021-05-14
The Human Conscience: What is the conscience? Is it a moral code ingrained in us from God? [Hebrews 5:14].
Common Sense & Literal Interpretation: Does it not seem like common sense to take things literally, unless something can't be taken literally, as with the millennium? [Revelation 20, Psalm 90:4, Psalm 50:10, Deuteronomy 7:9, 2 Peter 3:8].


2021-04-19
New or Old Earth and the Age of Stars: Could you talk about the discrepancy between the estimated age of creation, earth and stars in the literal view of Genesis, vs a more symbolic view, and in contrast to those in science? [Genesis 1-11].



2021-01-18
Steve Gregg in Danger of Not being Saved: Caller expresses concern because he thinks Steve is in danger of losing his salvation and is taking away from the book of the Revelation.



2021-01-14
Literal Prophecy Fulfilled at Second Coming: If hundreds of prophecies were literally fulfilled when Jesus first came, why would some doubt the literal fulfillment of prophecy about His second coming? [Matthew 2, Isaiah 9, Hosea 11:1, Isaiah 66:7-8, Daniel 12, Revelation 12, Ephesians 2:15].



2020-10-05
Revelation About the Future Rather than AD 70: Why do you suppose that so many people think that the book of Revelation is about the future, rather than AD 70?



2020-09-24
The Day of the Week of the Crucifixion: What day of the week, do you think that Jesus was crucified on? [Matthew 12:40, Matthew 16:21, Matthew 17:23, Matthew 20:19, I Corinthians 15:4].



2020-06-30
The Chip & The Mark of the Beast: Why do so many think that the possibility of an implanted digital chip is "the mark of the beast"? [Revelation 13:15-17, Revelation 14:1].



2020-06-30
The Millennium: Why is the 1000 years (the Millennium) not considered symbolic rather than literal by some, when it is clearly stated as a precise number? [Revelation 20:7].
Satan Bound for 1000 Years: How should one consider "binding the strong man" and parallel to the millennium? [Revelation 20:1-3, Matthew 2, Revelation 5:6, Revelation 17]. (Editor's Note: Answer continues after the break, in a separate call).


2020-06-03
Two Resurrections & Premillennialism: How many resurrections are there and do the Premillennialists use this to support their position? [Revelation 20, John 5:24-29, Acts 24:15, Ephesians 2:1].
Hour May Not Mean an Hour: Does the word used for "hour", always have to mean an hour, exactly or can it not mean "time"? [John 5:25].


2020-05-28
Mark of the Beast: Could you explain the spiritual, rather than literal, characteristics of "the Mark of the Beast" on one's forehead, in Revelation? [Revelation 13, Deuteronomy 6:8].



2020-05-19
Demon Possession: Caller comments about demon possession.
Partial-Preterist & Timing Past or Future: How does a Partial-Preterist determine when something in Revelation is about the past and when it is about the future. [Revelation 12, Revelation 20


2020-05-14
Pour Out My Spirit On All Flesh: Do you think that the verses about pouring out my spirit on all flesh is for the future? [Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17].



2020-05-08
End Times Timeline & Dispensationalism: Why don't Dispensationalists pay attention to who the epistles were written to, and the timeline references in scripture about "this generation", "soon" and "shortly come to pass"? [Revelation 1:1-3, Revelation 22:10, Matthew 24:34].



2020-04-21
24 Elders & the Church: Comment regarding the 24 elders as the church. [Revelation 4 & 5].
Revelation About AD 70, Instead of End Times: What is the main thing that causes you to believe that Revelation is primarily about AD 70 instead of about the end times? [Revelation 1:1-3, 22:10, Daniel 12:4].


2020-04-21
The Papacy & the Rider on the White Horse: Did the reformers believe that the rider on the white was the Pope or papacy? [Revelation 6:1, 13].
Pre-Tribulation Rapture: Does the phrase in Revelation 4 about the trumpet saying, "come hither" or "come here" refer to the rapture? [Revelation 4:1, 1:10, 19:7, I Thessalonians 4].


2020-04-13
70 Weeks of Daniel: Were the 70 weeks of Daniel fulfilled in the time of Jesus? How do I refute that the one week has been delayed to Dispensationalists? [Daniel 9:24-29].



2020-03-04
Symbolic vs Literal Bible Interpretation: Why do you take some things in the Bible as symbolic rather than literal, when it seems so clear that it is more often meant to be literal? [Revelation 1, 17, 4:5, Zechariah 14, Judges 9, 14].



2020-02-25
River Flowing & Splitting Mountain in Ezekiel: Are the verses in Ezekiel about the river "flowing out from Jerusalem" and the splitting of the mountain,literal or symbolic? [Ezekiel 47, Zechariah 14:4, 8, Joel 3:18, John 7:37-39, Hebrews 12, Isaiah 32:14-15].
Christian Discipleship & War: Would you help me understand being a disciple of Christ, and the idea that Christians should not parcipitate in war?


2018-03-15
Satan Fall like Lightening: "I saw Satan fall like lightening", was this literal, & what does it mean? [Luke 10:18]



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.


2016-01-07
Literally Eating & Drinking Jesus' Body: Can you explain why we are not literally eating & drinking the literal body of Christ, why it's not correct? [john 6:53]



2015-12-10
Sitting on the right hand of God: Is this literal or symbolic/anthropomorphic of something else, Christ sitting on right hand of God? [1 Peter 3:22, Acts 5:31, Acts 2:33, Hebrews 1:13, Luke 22:69, Hebrews 10:12, 1 Timothy 2:1-15]
Right hand of God: What is the significance of being on the "right hand of God"?


2015-05-06
Passover, Jesus' Death & Resurrection: How do we get 3 literal days & nights in Jesus' Death to His Resurrection? Does it have something to do w/ the Passover?
Spirit & Soul: Is there a distinction between the Spirit & the Soul? How does that relate to the Holy Spirt?


2014-04-28
Jesus' Death 3 Days: How can it be 3 literal days that Jesus was in the tomb from Friday to Sunday? The math does not compute. Where does it say, "He will rise on the 3rd day"? [Matthew 16:21, 17:23, 28:63]
Preaching to the Spirits in Prison: What does it mean that Jesus went & preached to the souls that were being held captive? I thought Jesus' death was good enough for the penalty of sin. [1 Peter 3:19-21]
Getting a Handle on the Truth: Since teachers are to be held more accountable than the average person, I want to make sure i'm teaching truth, so how do I know i'm interpreting the Bible right? [Janes 3:1, 1 Corinthians 5:9]

2014-02-21
"Earthly things": "If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?", what does Jesus mean when He says "earthly things"? [John 3:12]
Being led by the Holy Spirit: Caller believes the Holy Spirit has been leading her to study things she then hears immediately on the radio show.


2013-01-22
Apocalyptic Language: Can you explain about the apocalyptic language of the sun & moon going dark & so on? (a lot of crackling noise happening.)
Satan Falling like Lightning: Why was Jesus saying this in the first place & what was He meaing by it, Satan falling like lightning from Heaven? [Luke 10:18]

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