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Topic: Hyperbole

Episode Topic Audio

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].



2020-05-07
Hell Must be Eternal: How is hell possibly not eternal, particularly in light of reference to "tormented day and night, forever"? [Revelation 20:10, Revelation 14:11, Revelation 15, Matthew 25:41 & 46].



2020-05-01
Everlasting Meaning Forever-or Not: If the term "everlasting" is the same word used in the verse about everlasting life and everlasting punishment, how can the meaning be different in one case, and not the other? [Matthew 25:46].
The Meaning of Everlasting: Does it not detract from the meaning of our insight into eternity to have the meaning questioned? [Matthew 25:46, Ezekiel 18:4, Ecclesiastes 12:7].


2020-02-19
Christians Eating Meat: How do Christians get around eating meat and its fat in light of the word "perpetual" in this verse? [Leviticus 3:17, 12:3, 2 Chronicles 7:16, Psalms 110:4, Hebrew 7:17, Acts 15].



2020-01-10
Moses, Plague & Livestock: In the story of Moses, how can all the livestock be killed, and yet later more are killed in each of the next two plagues?
Reliability of the Bible: If language is not always precise in Biblical scripture (as in hyperbole), can we still trust it to be reliable?


2020-01-03
Hyperbole: Is the word for "all" in Luke 2, hyperbole, or does it really mean "all"? [Luke 2].
Translation Variance in Isaiah: There is a translation variance in Isaiah 59...is "He" referring to God or the enemy? [Isaiah 59:19].


2019-08-01
Foundation of the World: Would you clear up the various perceptions about the Greek word order in scriptures, such as, "the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world". [Timothy , Revelation 13:8, 17:8, Hebrews 4:3 Ephesians 1:4, John 17:24, Luke 11:50].
Being Elect: Can you clarify the way you see Ephesians 1:4, as a more corporate group, as opposed to the way Calvinists see it. [Ephesians 1:4, Isaiah 42:1, Matthew, Romans 8:30, I John 5:11 ].
Book of Life: Would you help me understand to what "The Book of Life" refers? [Revelation 3:5, 13:8].

2019-02-22
Turning the Other Cheek: What does "turn the other cheek" mean, & how are these verses to be taken regarding being struck on the cheek? [Matthew 5:39, Acts 23:3, John 18:23]



2018-07-09
Narrow Path's Show Introduction Music: I was always like your introductory music too.
Jesus Leaving it up to the Priests of the Catholic Church: So did Jesus really leave the Catholic church to tell us what to do? [Matthew 23:2-3]


2018-06-29
Jesus coming back: Do you believe that Jesus could come back at any second? [Colossians 1:6, Colossians 1:23, Matthew 24:14]



2018-04-20
Plucking out your Eye: Lusting after a woman, & then having to pluck out your eye, cut off your hand so you stop lusting, so are you supposed to do this literally? [Matthew 5:27-28]



2018-02-21
Grace: Has God Always Operated Under Grace?
Pluck Out Your Eye: What does Jesus mean when He says pluck out the eye?


2017-07-24
Sermon on the Mount & Hyperbole Remarks: Is that hyperbole, plucking out your eye, cutting off your hand? [Matthew 5:29, Matthew 18:9, Mark 9:47]



2016-03-18
Staying in Current State: What does this mean, that some would be just & unjust, some would be filthy & some righteous, some holy & some unholy? [Revelation 22:11]
One Will be Taken, One Left: What does it mean "one will be taken, one will be left" mean? [Matthew 24:40-48, Luke 17:31-37]


2016-02-23
Biblical Inerrancy: Caller doesn't believe in Biblical inerrancy & wondering if Steve can comment on it. [1 Corinthians 1:10-17, Titus 1:12]



2016-01-04
Plucking out the Eye: So we shouldn't really do what that verse says, pluck out our eye? [Mark 9:47]



2015-10-22
All Land to Israel: God gave Israel ALL the land, but people have been telling me that this is just hyperbole, didn't mean ALL the actual land. What do you think? [Joshua 21:43]



2015-10-19
The Remnant: Only a Remnant will be saved, not an ethnic group, including Israel.
Allah: Caller comments on the name "Allah", that it applied to God. For a long time Allah was a name for God, Theos, but now it is used as the Arabic name for God. But the English word for God is pagan, which means, "pouring out libations".
Taking up your Cross daily: Trying to explain the analogy of plucking out your eye & cutting off your arm, taking up your cross daily just means the spiritual issues are the most important to do, to follow the narrow path daily. But doesn't "entering into life" mean entering into it now? [Matthew 16:24, 18:8-9]

2015-09-08
Works as a Result of Faith, Enduring to the End: Our good works are a result of our strong faith, is that right? What does "Enduring to the End" mean? [Matthew 24:12-13, Matthew 10:22 22]
Taking the Bible literally or figuratively, Idioms: Does Steve take the Bible more literally or figuratively?


2015-07-22
A Paraphrased Bible: Caller heard that Steve doesn't like Paraphrased Bibles, but she explains why she loves them, especially when it comes to idioms.



2014-11-04
Calvinism: A date rape Drug?
Being Gay: A James Cook likes being Gay & is proud of it, boasts about it.


2014-09-19
Inerrancy of the Bible - Mustard Seed: Jesus said that the Mustard Seed was the smallest seed, but in reality, it's not. So was He mistaken? The NLT version of the Bible sort've helped Him out by saying, "one of the smallest seeds".



2014-09-15
"Even things that are not": What does Paul mean in 1 Corinthians when he says, "Even things that are not"? [1 Corinthians 1:28]



2014-06-05
Giants & Grasshoppers: People do use those type of expressions, hyperbole, of Grasshoppers, even if someone is only a foot shorter, so you were right in what you told a recent caller about giants.



2014-06-05
Giants of the Bible: Would you describe yourself as grasshopper if you were only 2 or 3 feet shorter than these "giants"? So doesn't that mean they were probably much taller, such as 36 feet?



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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