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Topic: Essentials (Non-negotiables)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-07
Steve Gregg & Evangelicalism: How do you define "evangelical"? Do you consider yourself an evangelical? Why or why not? (Book mentioned; Nancy Pearcey, "Total Truth").



2021-05-26
Babes or Mature in Christ (Basic Principles): Could you help me with this passage in Hebrews, particularly in its reference to being "perfect"? [Hebrews 6:1-2, Hebrews 5:12-14, 2 Peter 3:18].



2021-03-18
Parable of the Sower: What is the application to us in the "Parable of the Sower"? [Luke 8:4-15, Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Mark 4:34, John 3:3, John 8:31].



2021-02-23
Baptism Required for Salvation: Do you have to be baptized to be saved? [Acts 2:38, Matthew 28:19].



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?


2020-09-09
Steve Gregg - a Trinitarian: Are you a Trinitarian? Why or why not?
Saved if One Doesn't Believe Jesus is God?: Can someone be saved if they don't believe that Jesus is God, but still believe in Christ? [John 16:12-13, John 14:9, Matthew 7:6, Matthew 13].


2020-09-01
Rebroadcasts of Narrow Path Radio Program: Does the Narrow Path Ministry have to pay for additional air-time when radio stations rebroadcasts it during other parts of the day, when it's not live?
Causes to Break-off Fellowship or Church Discipline: You have said that many things are not enough to break fellowship over, so what things ARE worthy of breaking fellowship over?


2020-08-19
Good Catholics-Saved or Lost?: What happened to my parents who were devoted Catholics, but not possibly not saved?
Supernatural Events: Caller shares what seems to be supernatural events and wonders what Steve thinks about it?


2020-08-04
Being Critical of the Faith One Has been Taught & Determining the Non-negotiables: Would you offer some guidance about how to be critical of the faith views one has been taught, and have confidence to explore truth and know what is essential to keep?
Critically Cross-examining the Scriptures: How does one remain spiritually safe, and avoid offending God, when critically cross-examining the scriptures?
Nonsensical Scripture Resolved: If you run across some scriptures that seem nonsensical, how do you process through that?

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?



2020-07-03
The Trinity: What list of things to believe would we make regarding the essentials of the faith and the "Trinity"? [I John 4:15].
Inerrancy of the Bible: How should we be view the claim that the Bible is inerrant? [I Corinthians, 2 Timothy 3:16].
Character of God in Conflict with Old Testament: Can you help me with my struggle with some of the Old Testament passages that seem to conflict with the character of God? [Luke 24:25, John 5:46].

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].



2020-05-04
Baptism Required: The book of Mark seems to suggest that believers must be baptized, so is it required for salvation? [Mark 46:9-20].



2020-05-01
Elementary Principles of the Faith & Going On to Perfection : What is meant by the word "perfection" in the discussion in Hebrews 6 (about the priesthood, maturity, and the elementary principles of the faith)? [Hebrews 6:1, Hebrews 5:12-6, Colossians 3:14, 1 Corinthians 3:1-10].



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].



2019-07-18
Marriage: What does God consider the most essential elements of a marriage?



2019-06-04
Eschatology Shunning: What do I do when people tend to shun me when they find that their views on eschatology differ from mine?



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


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?



2014-04-22
Dispensationalism: Can you explain to me about Dispensationalism?
Old Covenant & New Covenant: Would you say in Dispensationalism there's a separation between the Old Covenant into the New Covenant or is it going back to the old?
Majoring in the Minors: Would you say that Dispensationalism is just majoring in the minors, or is it something major?

2014-04-16
Non-Negotiables: "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity." So what is your list of non-negotiables to be a Christian?


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