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Topic: God's Attributes (Character)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-23
God's Glory & His Glorified Body: Could we say that God's glory is His image and is manifested in His glorified body? [I Corinthians 15:44, Hebrews 1:3, I John 3:2, Hebrews 2:10, Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 5:2, Colossians 1:27].



2021-06-14
God's Love=Mercy, Justice, Faithfulness: Could you direct me to your lecture where you talk about God's love being of mercy, justice, and faithfulness? Recommended Lecture: "Sermon on the Mount". [Matthew 23:23, Matthew 7:12, John 15:13, Mark 12:30-31].



2021-06-09
Judging Others: Will God test us in order to teach us to not unfairly judge? [Galatians 6:1].
Level of Responsibility for Those that are Disabled in Some Way: To what level of responsibility will God hold those that do not have mental or physical capability to make proper choices?


2021-05-14
God Manifested Himself and Became Flesh: Where is the verse about God being made flesh and how He was made Manifest? Recommended lecture; Knowing God. [John 1:14, I Timothy 3:15, John 14:9, John 10:30]. (This is a continuation from the previous call....had to add it as another call.)



2021-05-12
Humans Created to be Unable to Sin Could God have created us unable to sin, and yet still given free-will?



2021-05-05
God's Foreknowledge: Shouldn't have God known in advance that Adam would need a helpmate, and that mankind would fail and He would need to send the flood?
Chuck Girard & Alisa Childers: Are you familiar with Alisa Childers, Chuck Girard's (Love Song) daughter?


2021-04-22
Why God Gave Free Choice to Adam & Eve: Why didn't God create Adam & Eve with more self control and more of a desire to obey Him, so they would have a more pleasant walk with Him?



2021-04-16
God as Absolute Authority in Contrast to a Friendship with Him: How do you abide in Him, in a close and loving way, when you know that you are dealing with your king and He has absolute authority over you? [John 15, Romans 8:1, Psalms 145:8, I Corinthians 13:4-8].



2021-04-09
"Classical Theism": Have you ever covered "Classical Theism" in your lectures?



2021-04-09
God Created a Flawed World: If God is all powerful and wise, why did He create such a flawed creation, and create beings that did not have the self-control to do the right thing? [Deuteronomy 30:11].
God's Foreknowledge: If God has foreknowledge, why would He bother testing us, if He already knows the outcome?


2021-04-07
Properly Preaching the Gospel: As scripture warns we are to be careful not "to preach another gospel", How does one properly preach the gospel? [Galatians 1:7-9, John 6].



2021-04-06
God Trusted Job: Did God trust Job? [Job 1-2].



2021-03-31
Disagree that God has the Right to Our Lives: I disagree with your position that because God created us, He can do whatever He wants with us?
God Torturing Us: If God can't go against His character, than can He torture us?
God's Right to Tell Us What to Do, or Suffer Consequences: Does God have the right to make people do whatever He wants them to do, or make them suffer consequences?

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].



2021-03-26
Holy Spirit as Person: Why do we describe the Holy Spirit as a person, when He is a spirit? [John 14:16].



2021-03-26
The God of the Old Testament contrasted to the God of the New Testament: Could you help me sort out the idea that the God of the Old Testament is not the same God who was the father of Jesus, because I don't think that the Pentateuch (1st five books of the Old Testament) was written by Moses and the Nag Hammadi Texts? Rec: Lecture; Intro to the Old Testament. [John 5:37, John 8:54].



2021-03-22
Chosen People Makes God a Racist: Is God a racist because He favor His chosen people? [I Peter 2:9].



2021-03-11
Repentance After Death: Did I hear you say that one can repent in heaven after they die? Is there any scripture to support that idea? [James 3:2}.



2021-03-08
God's Hate: Does God hate wicked people and then only loves them once they repent? [John 15:13, Romans 5:8, Romans 9:13, Genesis 29:30-31, Matthew 6:24, Malachi 1:2-3].



2021-03-04
A Buddhist Explains His Rejection of the Christian God: A Buddhist called explains why he can't accept the Christian God.
Why Would God Create the World with Such Suffering: Why did God just leave well enough alone instead of creating a world with terrible suffering?


2021-03-04
"God of all Gods" Contradiction: Is there not a contradiction about God's singularity in these verses in Psalms? [Psalm 136:2, Psalm 95:3, I Corinthians 10:20, I Corinthians 8:4].
Conflict of God & Jesus' Will: Isn't there a conflict when Jesus says, "Not my will, but thine", indicating that God and Jesus did not have the same mind and will? [Luke 22:42].


2021-02-24
Jesus 100% Human or Not: Was Jesus 100% human, or was He half God? [John 14].



2021-02-22
No Free Choice: How can you say that God gives us a choice when the end result is hell? That is no choice.
God Lets Evil Happen: Is it right for God to stand by and let evil happen?


2021-02-18
God Always Hearing and Watching Us: How does one know that God's eyes are on them and His ears are attentive to our prayers, as it says in scripture? [I Peter 3:12, Luke 12:7, Proverbs 15:13, 2 Chronicles 20:12].
Raising Children: What is the best advice you can give us for raising our children?


2021-02-10
Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?: Did you say that true Christians can lose their salvation?
Salvation & Sanctification: What role does God have in salvation and sanctification? If we have a part in it, doesn't it take away the glory that is His alone?
God's Sovereignty & Control Over One's Salvation: Could you help me understand God "works all things" relative to one's salvation? [Ephesians 4:1, Philippians 1:6, I John 2:19, John 17:12, I Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 3:12].

2021-02-05
Killing of the Midianites Contradictory: What about God saying you should not kill, but yet He directs the killing of the Midianites?



2021-02-04
God Created Bad Kids: How can God create people who will go bad and ultimately be doomed?



2021-02-04
God's Desperation: Is God desperate for a relationship with us?



2021-01-25
God's Children Suffering: Help me accept why God would continue with his plans for having children if He knew they would suffer terribly in their lives?



2021-01-21
God Directing Annihilation: Can you help me sort some of the conflicting ideas in scripture such as, "thou shall not kill", and "turn the other cheek", but then God has whole groups killed, such as the Canaanites, ? [Genesis 9:3, Acts 25:11, Matthew 5:38-40, Matthew 10:23].



2021-01-20
Verses that Apply to Us (Bible Application): How does one know what verses apply to us today, or what was just for the Jews of the Old Testament? [Malachi 3:10, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Luke 14:33, Acts 4:32, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Psalm 103].



2021-01-20
God Creating and Then Allowing Evil & Suffering: How could an all knowing, all powerful God, create a world where there is such evil and so much suffering?



2021-01-19
Book Recommendation: What is the name of that book you recommended about lies? ("Live Not by Lies", by Rod Dreher).
Art for God: If you were an artist, what would you create to please God?


2020-12-30
The Difficulty of Knowing God: Why does God make it so difficult to get to know Him, if the whole reason we were created was to have a relationship with Him (Rec lectures: Genuinely Following Jesus, How can I Know I am Really Saved?)?



2020-12-23
God's Emotions & The Judgment: Is it possible that since God has emotion, He could also be fallible when full of emotion during the judgment?



2020-12-16
Enormity of God's Forgiveness & Universal Reconciliation: Caller comments on the enormity of some people's ability to forgive, thus, it supports the idea of God's love and Universal Reconciliation.
From the Devil or the Flesh: How does one tell what is actually of the devil, rather than one's own selfishness or flesh? [John 8:44, I Peter 5:8].


2020-12-15
God's Emotion: Is God emotional and is He capable of lashing out? [Exodus 33:3].
Pharisees Wanting to be Baptized by John: Why would Pharisees want to get baptized by John the Baptist?
Jesus Supporting His Mother, Mary: Was Jesus supporting his mother, Mary? And why him instead of his brothers? [Luke 8].

2020-12-10
Jesus Not Necessarily the Eternal God: Is it possible that scripture doesn't necessarily affirm that Jesus is actually exactly the same as the eternal God? [John 1:1-3, John 8:58, Revelation 1:8].



2020-11-20
Bible That Doesn't Translate all the Greek Words for Hell: Is there a Bible translation that actually uses the proper Greek words, like Tartarus and Gehenna, instead of "hell" for all them?
Image of Fire & Torture in Hell: Whenever we hear the word hell, we all envision torture in a fire, why is that? [Revelation 20:15, Revelation 10, Matthew 25:41]
God Didn't Translate His Word Very Well: Is there a case to be made that God didn't do a very good job of translating His word and getting His message across to us? [Psalm 92:15].

2020-11-19
Jesus Not God (Questioning the Trinity & Oneness Doctrines): What about those that don't think Jesus is actually God, so they are neither Oneness or Trinitarian? Lecture recommended; Knowing God. [I Timothy 3:16, John 1:1, I John 2:22, I John 4:3, John 14:9, John 1:14, Philippians 2:6, Acts 17:28, John 14:9, ohs 14:28].



2020-10-27
God Hiding From Us: Why does God hide from us? Is it to humble us? [Isaiah 50:10].



2020-10-19
Repent: What does it mean to repent, when Jesus said, "Repent the Kingdom of God is at hand"? [Matthew 4:17, Matthew 28:18].
Does God Think: Does God think?


2020-09-28
Overthrow God-Don't Submit: Should we not be more interested in over-throwing God than submitting to Him, since He cannot fairly distribute justice? (Rec Lecture:Three Views of Hell)



2020-09-17
Why Does God Let Children Die if He Can Do Miracles?: Why would God do miracles for certain people and let children die of starvation every day?
Bible is Not Reliable: Caller says the Bible is not reliable, because He says He is sorry He ever made mankind. [Genesis 6:6].


2020-09-09
Why Does God Make Any That Will Not Believe?: Since God knows who will accept Him, why would He still make people if they will be consigned to hell?



2020-09-09
God Suffering the Death of His Child: Did God suffer like we do when we have to put our children in the ground? [2 Corinthians 5].
God Separated From Jesus at the Cross: Was God really separated from Jesus at the cross when He died? [2 Corinthians 5:21, Psalm 22:1, Psalm 22:24].


2020-08-27
God's Omniscience & Grief: Caller comments on previous and indicates that God is grieved clearly grieved over His children.
God Made us Flawed: Caller suggest that God made us with flaws:


2020-08-27
God Knows Past, Present & Future: If God knows all things, the beginning and the end, then, how can He regret the choices people make? [Isaiah 46:10, Genesis 3:9, Genesis 4:9, Genesis 18:16-33, Genesis 22:12].
God's Preordaining Everything: Does God not knowing some things throw a monkey wrench into the concept of God preordaining everything (Calvinism)?
Making a Donation: Do you have a phone number to make donations to? How do you spell Temecula?

2020-08-25
God's Chief Values: What can I look up to learn about what God wants us to value? [Micah 6:8, Matthew 23:23].
God's Idea of "Justice": Could you talk to me more about God's idea of "justice"?


2020-07-29
Day of Rest Continues: Is the day of rest (the 7th day) referred to in Hebrews 4, still continuing even until today? Can you reconcile that wilt John 5:17? [Hebrews 4, John 5:17, Genesis 2:1-3].
Teaching in Public School: What do you think about a committed Christian taking a job as a teacher in a public school?


2020-07-28
Defining Calvinism: Many of the definitions of Calvinism (from the Reformed Calvinists) seem to disagree with your definition. Can you help me reconcile this?



2020-07-16
God Singular to Multiple: If God was singular initially, why did He then create the multiplicity (as in, trinity) in the universe? [Genesis].



2020-07-08
Why Did God Create the Evil Realm: If God is so good and all-powerful, why would He create a evil realm, its consequences, and competition for righteousness?



2020-07-07
Jesus Emptied Himself: How did Jesus lay aside God's nature (Kenosis Theory) and still perform miracles and what does that mean for us today regarding miracles?[Philippians 2:5-7, Matthew 12:28, Luke 4:14, Acts 1:2, John 5:19, Matthew 24:36 ].



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].

2020-06-26
God is Not a Racist - Insufficient: Isn't saying that "God is not a racist", an insufficient response to clarifying why God doesn't choose any racial group for carrying out His will? [Romans 2:5-10].
Calvinism-We Are Not Robots: Is it not insufficient to say that "we are not robots" in your argument regarding Calvinism and the matter of free-will and predestination?


2020-06-15
What From the Old Testament Applies to Us Today: How do we determine what from the Old Testament still applies to us today-especially regarding moral vs ceremonial law, and this relative to the restriction on homosexuality?
Old Testament Restrictions on Tattoos and Menstruation Can you clarify why the sex during a menstrual cycle and tattoo Old Testament restrictions do not apply to us today? [Leviticus 18:19].


2020-06-11
God Loves Unconditionally: Dennis Prager says that God cannot love unconditionally? What do you say to that?
God Who Punishes, but Loves Unconditionally: In light of the idea that God loves unconditionally, but chooses to punish the sinful, doesn't make sense to me. We seem to unnecessarily ascribe human characteristics to Him. Can you clarify?


2020-05-13
God Authored Evil: I understood that John MacArthur said that God is the author of evil, can you comment?



2020-05-07
God Seems Evil in the Old Testament: Some Old Testament passages make God sound really evil, particularly when he has people massacred or annihilated. How come God just doesn't do it himself?
God Not Good All the Time: Is it legitimate to say that "God is good all the time" in light of all the terrible judgments in the Old Testament? [I Samuel 15].
God Sends Evil Spirit: When the Bible says that God sent an evil spirit, how do you understand that and harmonize that with a good God? [I Kings 22:22, Job 1, I Samuel 16, Judges 6-9, Judges 9:23].

2020-04-15
God's Comfort & Being With Us: Could you clarify how God will be with us, and what the comfort of God is? [2 Corinthians 1:3-5].



2020-04-10
Separated from the Love of Christ: Could it be that Paul is really referring to us being separated from the love of Christ in us, rather than for us from without (His love for us}? [Romans 8:35-39, 11:22].



2020-04-06
God Allows Rape & Intercourse: Why would God allow rape and child molestation, and could He have not made a different way to make children so that no one could be hurt in that way?



2020-03-11
Kenosis Theory & the Bethel Movement: Because of my concern about the Bethel movement and Bill Johnson's teaching, I am trying to sort out the "Kenosis Theory"? [Philippians 2].
Hillsong Music Bans: Do you think it is an over-reaction to not ban singing of Hillsong music?


2020-03-10
Fear & Fellowship with God: How do you sort the fear of God and fellowship with God in light of the Old Testament descriptions of His punishing His people? [Psalm 119:53, 2 Corinthians 5:11].



2020-01-29
Teaching Others About God: What does it mean when scripture says that in the new covenant we will not need to teach others about the Lord [Jeremiah 31:34, I John 2:27, 16:13].
God's Finger & Arms: What does it mean when it says, "the finger of God", or "He stretched out His arms"? [Psalm 132:12].


2019-12-10
A Tolerant God: What do you think about Dennis Prager's view that Jew's God of the Torah, was more tolerant than Christian's God during The Inquisition?



2019-10-07
God's Wrath: Is God's wrath one of His attribute? [Psalm 103].



2019-07-29
Nature(s) of God: Do the various views of the nature of God-whether unified, or separate (re: hypostatic union) make one idea or another heretical?



2019-04-22
Origin of God: How did God come into existence? When did He begin? Who created God? How is God outside of time? The creation relative to the Law of Thermodynamics.
Earth's age: How old is the planet earth?


2018-06-29
God Hates People: What does it mean that God hates evil doers? [Proverbs 6:16-19, Romans 9:13]



2018-04-20
God a Person: Is God a Person or a Spirit? [John 10:30, John 14:9, John 4]



2018-04-18
God Changing His Mind: Can God change His mind? Anthropomorphic dialogue



2017-07-28
God being a Male & Female: Someone I know thinks God is male & female. Can you tell me about these verses related to that? [Psalm 19:5, Galatians 4:26]



2017-07-11
Jews coming out of Egypt: When the Israelites came out of Egypt, isn't that sort've representative of spiritual Israel now where we have are struggling for obedience to God? [1 Corinthians 10:1-11]
God's Jealousy in His Glory: God being a jealous God in His glory. [Exodus 33:18]


2017-07-05
God Bringing Good & Bad: Does God create good & bad, create terrible things & cause them to happen? [Jeremiah 29:11-12]
Knowing God's Ways: We can't know God ways, is that true?


2015-12-03
God being a Spirit: Though God the Father is a spirit, does He have some type of spiritual body? [John 4:23-24, Matthew 18:10, Revelation 5:7]



2015-10-26
Character of God: Was wondering if you could sum of the Character of God?



2015-01-07
Rewards (to the Pharisees): What did Jesus mean when He said, "...they have their reward"? [Matthew 6:5]
God of the OT vs the NT: The God of the Old Testament seems to be different than the God of the New Testament, is this true?


2014-12-02
"The Republic" - Plato, Socrates: What do you think about Socrates, Plato & Aristotle having a lot of wisdom before Christ? The Republic which i'm reading just seems to have such good parallels to the Bible.



2014-11-03
God's Favoritism: Does God show Favoritism? [1 Samuel 2:30, Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6,1 Peter 5:5]



2014-09-10
Male & Female God: We had some visitors the other day that claimed to be born-again Christians that said God was 2, male & female. [Isaiah 45:5, Genesis 1:26-27]
Chronological Order of Creation: Is my chronological order askew of creation? [Genesis 1-4]


2014-06-26
Hell: Caller comments his version of why it has to be eternal hell fire, because of the Light of God radiating.
Forgiving Others: We aren't supposed to forgive people who don't forgive others, isn't that right? [Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 18:23-35]


2013-01-07
God making a Rock that's too Heavy: They say nothing is impossible for God, but He can't do contradictory things such as make a rock that is too heavy for Him to lift, or make a square a circle or 2+2=5, just like He gave us free will, so He can't interfere with that.


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