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Topic: Mark (Book)

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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].



2021-05-18
Partial Preterist's Looking for Signs of His Coming: Do Partial Preterists have specific signs they think are indicating the coming of the Lord, as the Dispensationalist do? [Matthew 24, Luke 21, Mark 13, Revelation 20, 2 Thessalonians 1:8].
Satan Loosed: What does it look like when "Satan is loosed" in end times? [Revelation 20, Matthew 13:21, Mark 4:17, 2 Thessalonians 1:8].


2021-05-18
Hyper-Dispensationalism (Mid-Acts): Could you talk about "Hyper-Dispensationalism" (also called "Mid-Acts")? Is anything at the website on this? [Acts 14:22, Acts 20:24-25, Acts 28:30-31, Colossians 1:13, Galatians 1:8-9, Mark 10:45, Matthew 20:28, Luke 18:13].



2021-05-14
Gluttony & Lack of Self-control: What do think of a pastor who says that gluttons will not inherit the "Kingdom of God"? [I Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:18-21, Matthew 15:11-20, Mark 7:15].



2021-05-11
Forgiveness of Others & From God: Could you talk about the dynamics and conditions of our responsibility to forgive others and God's forgiveness of us? [Mark 11:25, Luke 17:3, Matthew 18:16, 2 Corinthians 5:19, I John 1:9, Jeremiah 17:5, Psalm 146:3-7, Luke 6:28, Matthew 5:44].



2021-05-11
Temptation in the Wilderness: Regarding the temptations in the wilderness, are there four, rather than three, because of the difference in the two gospels? [Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13]
Losing One's Own Soul: Are the different words used for soul & life in the text significant when asking what does one gain if they lose their own souls ? [Matthew 16:26, Mark 8:36].


2021-05-10
Fig Tree Withers: Regarding the fig tree story, and the apparent contradiction of it withering on the first day or the second day? [Mark 11:12-25, Matthew 2:19].
No Intermediate Species in the Fossil Record: Comment on the missing fossil records of an intermediate fossil records.


2021-04-28
Cursed Fig Tree: How does the story of the cursed fig tree and Israel relate to one another? [Mark 11:12-25], Luke 13:6-9, Matthew 21:43].



2021-04-27
Christians Having Demons: Can Christians be possessed by demons since the have the Holy Spirit upon Salvation? [2 Corinthians 6:14, I John 4:4, I Peter 5:8, James 4:7, Luke 10:19-20].
Binding Evil Spirits: What do you think about those who practice binding demons? [Matthew 12:29, Mark 3:27, Matthew 18:18].


2021-04-26
Catholics and Preterism: When you were introduced to Preterism, was it through a Catholic source? [Matthew 24, Luke 21, Mark 13].



2021-04-22
God Wants to Save Hitler: How do you answer why God would want to save really terrible people such as, Hitler? [Mark 2:17].



2021-04-19
Polygamy: Could you talk about scriptural implications regarding polygamy and application for us today? [Matthew 19:8-12, Mark 10:3-12, Ephesians 5].
Spirit-filled Man & Polygamy: Is it possible that a man who says he is spirit-filled participating in polygamy at the direction of God?


2021-04-13
Church Membership: Could you clarify what you think about what the Bible teaches about church membership? [Romans 16, I Corinthians 1:12, Matthew 20:26, Mark 10:43].



2021-04-09
Evil Government Authorities: Why should we vote or be politically active, based on what scripture says about government authority? How should we deal with evil government leaders? [Romans 13:1-4, 2 Peter 2:13-14, Acts 5:29, Mark 11:27-28].



2021-04-07
Gospels Written Before or After 70 A.D.: Is there a Dispensationalist plot behind the many scholars that think that the gospels were written after 70 A.D.? [Luke 1, Matthew 24, Mark 12, Luke 21].



2021-04-07
Steve Gregg's Youth: Did you go to Montebello High?
Sending Armies from Uttermost Parts of the Earth: What would've a pastor been referring to, if he said that God would be sending His armies in the end times? [Matthew 22, Luke 2:1, Mark 13:27].


2021-03-30
Defining the Gospel: Does Paul ever really specifically define what the gospel is? [Romans 1:16, Mark 1:1, I Corinthians 15:3, Psalm 110:1, Matthew 28:20].



2021-03-26
Qualifications for Elders: What are the qualifications of an elder? [I Timothy 3, Titus 1, Acts 13, Acts 14, Matthew 23:8, Matthew 20:26, Mark 10:43].
Steve Gregg to Speak at Your Church: What does one do to get you to come to speak to a group?


2021-03-25
Exorcism of the Little Girl: Would you talk a little bit about when the disciples could not render a successful exorcism on a little girl? [Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29].



2021-03-25
Copies of Matthew: Caller shares how many copies of Matthews are available.
Considering Hell: Caller comments on Hell, and some of his disagreements with Steve on the topic, about parables, everlasting, etc. [Mark 4, Matthew 14, Isaiah 66:24, Luke 10:31, Luke 16:19-31].


2021-03-24
Order of Events of End Times Views: Could you clarify the order of events for both the Premillennial View and the Amillennial View of Jesus' return and the rapture? [John 6:39, John 6:44, John 6:54. 2 Peter 3:13].
Binding of Satan: What about the binding of Satan for 1000 years and how it fits into the Premillennial and Amillennial views of end times? [Revelation 20:2-3, Matthew 12:29, Mark 3:27, Colossians 2:15, 2 Thessalonians 1:8]


2021-03-23
Confusing the Advents of Christ by Amillennialists: Why do Amillennialists confuse the first advent with His second advent in Matthew? [Matthew 23:36, Matthew 24:34, Matthew 23:30, Isaiah 19:1, Matthew 24:2-3, Matthew 16:28, Acts 1:7].



2021-03-22
Archeologist, Ron Wyatt: What is your view of the archeologist, Ron Wyatt?
Legion and "The Man of the Tombs" Contradiction: What about the contradiction of the various biblical accounts regarding the demon, Legion, and "The Man of the Tombs", where there is one possessed man in one story, in another there are two? [Matthew 5:3-20, Mark 8:28-34, Luke 8:26-39].


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].



2021-03-18
"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
Pre-Trib Rapture: What scriptures support those that believe that there will be a rapture (pre-trib rapture), before the antichrist comes? [I Thessalonians 4:16-18, I Corinthians15:51-52]..
No Pre-Trib Rapture: What do you make of other scriptures that seem to indicate that there is no pre-trib rapture? [Mark 13, 2 Thessalonians 2].


2021-02-24
The God of This World-Jesus: Could it be that Jesus was the "God of this world"? [2 Corinthians 4:4, Isaiah 6, Matthew 13, Mark 4, Romans 11, Revelation 20:9, James].



2021-02-17
Various Views of Hell: How does one deal with the verse about "the worm does not die" in regard to the various views of hell? [Mark 9:48, Isaiah 66:24].
Hell & the Devil: Does accepting one of the alternate views of hell get the devil off the hook? [Revelation 20:10].


2021-02-04
Speaking in Tongues: Did the disciples know that people were filled with the Holy Spirit because of them speaking in tongues, which was the initial evidence? [Mark 16, Acts 2, Acts 8-10, Acts 19].



2021-01-27
Man of the Tombs (Demon-possessed Man): What impact did the demon possessed man (Man of the Tombs) have on Decapolis, after he was delivered from Legion? [Mark 5:1-20].



2021-01-25
Caring for One's Parents & Liquidating Assets: What do you think if I sense that the Father wants me to liquidate my assets to care for my parents, before He is willing to take me home? [Philippians 1:22, I Timothy 5:4, Matthew 15, Mark 7].



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



2020-12-02
Olivet Discourse and Second Coming of Christ: Isn't the first portion of the Olivet Discourse (Matt 24) more about AD 70, and then shifts to the Second Coming? [Matthew 24-25, Luke 17, Luke 21, Mark 13].



2020-11-25
View of Hell-Universal Reconciliation: Could you review the arguments for and against the view of Hell called "Universal Reconciliation"? [Mark 3:29, Luke 15:24, Romans 2:7, Romans 6:23, I Timothy 6:16, I John 5:11-12, I Timothy 2:4, Romans 5:18, Ephesians 1:10, Colossians 1:16-20, Philippians 2:10, Isaiah 45:23].



2020-11-19
Grass in a Deserted Place: Where did the green grass come from in this passage? [Mark 6:34-38].



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].



2020-11-10
Tell No One About This: Why did Jesus tell people not to tell other about Him? [Mark 7:36, Matthew 8:4, Matthew 17:9, I Corinthians 2].



2020-10-26
Founding Fathers & Inalienable Rights: Did the founding fathers get the concept regarding our inalienable rights (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness) found in the Bible? [Acts 25:11, Philippians 4:8, Mark 12:31, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Genesis 9:6].



2020-10-13
The Gospel, The Good News, & The Kingdom of God: What is "the good news" and "the kingdom of God" that must be preached? [Mark 1:14-15, Matthew 24:14, Acts 20:25, Matthew 28:18].



2020-09-28
Christians Obligated to Keep the Sabbath-or Not: Could you talk about these verses in regard to saying that one must still keep the Sabbath? [Mark 2:27-28, Luke 4:16, Exodus 31:16, Matthew 12:4, I Samuel 21:6].



2020-09-17
Miracles Today: Caller shares his story of a miraculous experience. [Mark 11:24].



2020-09-15
Bible Manuscripts; Received or Majority Texts: Could share your view about the controversy between the Received and the Majority Texts? [Mark 16:9-20, John 8:1-11, I John 5:8]



2020-09-09
Why Jesus Didn't Want People to Understand His Parables: Could you clarify why Jesus indicated that he didn't want people to understand His parables, if He wants everyone saved? [Mark 4:12, Mark 4:34, Isaiah 6, Matthew 13].



2020-09-08
Motivation to Kill Abel & Jesus: What was the motivation for Cain to kill Abel, and for the people to kill Christ? [I John 3:12, Mark 15:10, Matthew 27:18].



2020-08-31
The Church's Obligation with Social Justice: Why do you think that one should not add a word before "justice" and the church should not be involved with what is going on with race in this country? [Mark 12:31, Luke 10:29].



2020-08-27
Isaiah Talking about Modern or Ancient Times: How can these verses in Isaiah be about ancient times? [Isaiah 66:23-24, Joel 2:28, Matthew 11:28-30, Luke 3:6, Mark 9:48, Isaiah 60-66, Isaiah 40:3-6].
Double Fulfillment in Joel 2: Do you think that the verbage in Joel 2 indicates a double fulfillment? [Isaiah 66:23-24, Joel 2:28].


2020-08-19
Eating Pork an Abomination Forever: If God said that the eating of swine would be an abomination forever, why do we think it is acceptable now? [Genesis 17:13, Matthew 15:11, Mark 7:19, I Timothy 4:1-5].



2020-07-31
Anger: Would you talk about "anger" and what the Bible teaches us about it when it is sin? [Ephesians 4:26, James 2:13, I John 4:7-21, Mark 3:5, Ephesians 5:1, Luke 23:34].



2020-07-24
Church Persecution: Could you share some thoughts about the persecution of the church today, and if the early church relied on the government to assist them? [Mark 12:30-31].



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].



2020-07-15
Be Angry or Don't Be Angry: Could you explain why the scripture says to be angry, but also not be angry? [Matthew 5:22, Ephesians 4:26, Mark 3:5].



2020-07-09
Kingdom of God-Now or Later: Would you reconcile the two verses about "The Kingdom of God" and whether it is now or later? [Acts 1:6, Daniel 2:44, Mark 1:15, Mark 4:26-29, Matthew 3:2, Matthew 12:28, Matthew 13:31-33, Luke 17:20 ].



2020-07-08
Healing of a Blind Man: Why did Jesus have to touch the blind man's eyes again, for complete healing, and why did He take him out of the village? [Mark 8:34, John 21:25, Mark 8:23, John 9].



2020-06-17
Messianic Prophecy to Come: What messianic prophecies are still to come? [Matthew 25:31-36, I Corinthians 15, Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4, 2 Timothy 4, Zechariah 12, Zechariah 14].



2020-06-17
God Limited by Lack of Faith: Is God's ability and power limited by lack of faith? [Mark 6:5-6, James 4:2-3].



2020-06-16
Premarital Sex and Marriage: Could you talk about premarital sex and is there alternate ways to be married that would be acceptable? [Genesis 2:24, I Corinthians 6:9-10, Mark 7, Galatians 5:19-21, Mark 10:9, Matthew 19:6, I Corinthians 3:16, I John 4:7-8].



2020-06-12
Roman Empire & Julius Caesar: Wasn't Julius Caesar the last King?
Trinity and the Church: Can you help me sort through the theology of trinity and if the church is actually part of the trinity? [John 10:30, John 17:21-23, John 3:18, John 10:30, I John 5:5, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 5:30, I Corinthians 12].
Forgiving Those That Don't Repent: Can you help me sort out if we are required to forgive someone even if they don't repent? [Ephesians 4:32, Ephesians 5:1, Luke 17:3, Mark 11:25].

2020-06-04
Grounds for Divorce: Since Mark and Luke did not mention the exception that will allow for divorce that is mentioned in Matthew, does it follow that there are other unmentioned exceptions? [I Corinthians 7:10-11].



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
Hyper-Dispensationalist Bullingerite Calls Steve a Heretic: Caller (Hyper-Dispensationalist Bullingerite), insists that Steve is a heretic and not following Jesus. [I Corinthians 11, Acts 9, Acts 28:30-31, 2 Timothy 2:7-8, I Timothy 1:16, I Timothy 6:3-4, Mark 16, Galatians 2, Matthew 10, Matthew 15, Romans 2:16, Matthew 24].



2020-05-08
Gift of Healing Today: If the gift of healing is still applicable today, as promoted by many Pentecostals, why do we not see it happening today? [Romans 2:16, I Timothy 1:16, Mark 10, Mark 16:17-18, 2 Corinthians 12:12, Acts].



2020-05-08
Jesus and His Sense of Humor: Do you think that Jesus was funny, since God created humor? [Matthew 7:3-5, Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25].



2020-05-06
Steve Gregg & His Leaving Baptist Denomination: What caused you to switch from being a Baptist? And what denomination did you shift to afterward?
Path of Maturing in the Lord: As you grow and mature in your walk with God and knowledge of the Bible, does the path naturally take you to different denominations and fellowships? [Matthew 11:29-30].
Fig Tree Illustration & Meaning in Scripture: What does the story mean about the fig tree that is cursed to never produce fruit again? [Luke 13, Mark 11:12-14].

2020-05-05
The Lord's Prayer & The Kingdom: Could you talk about praying that "thy kingdom come" in the Lord's prayer, in the light of the concept that the kingdom has already come? [Mark 4:26-29].



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].



2020-04-22
Writing of the Book of Mark: When do you think that the book of Mark was written? [Mark 13].
Angels Taking Us to Heaven: Does this verse actually say that angels take us to heaven? [Mark 13:24-34, Matthew 24, Luke 21].
Jesus Coming on a Cloud: Is this passage talking about Jesus literally coming on a cloud in the rapture? [Mark 13:26].

2020-03-20
The Gospel in Mark: What does Mark mean when he refers to the gospel in his writings? [Mark 1:15, Isaiah 52:7].



2020-03-09
"Markan Sandwich Technique" & the Fig Tree: Have you ever heard about a literary technique the "Markan Sandwich Technique", as in the cursing of the Fig tree? [Mark 11:13-21, Matthew 21:18-22].
Cursed Fig Tree in Jeremiah: Is the cursed Fig Tree in Jeremiah about the Temple in 70 AD ? [Jeremiah 8:13].


2020-01-16
Book of Mark: Is the book of Mark, actually recollections of Peter, or was it really written by John Mark?
"Q" (Quelle) Source: What do you think of the hypothetical "Q" source?
Early Church-Pre-Millennial: Why do you think that many of the early church fathers were pre-millennial?

2019-12-18
Naked Man in Mark: What do you think about the bed sheet being a metaphor for one's faith being stripped away? [Mark 14:51].



2019-12-10
Naked Man in Mark: What does the story about the man running away naked man in scripture? [Mark 14:51-52, Acts 12].



2019-09-09
Mark-Chapter 16: Would you enlighten me about the controversy regarding the original manuscripts of Mark 16? [Mark 16:8f].



2018-11-02
Not Far from the Kingdom: Can you comment on Mark 12:34, "not far from the kingdom?"



2018-08-20
Bible Contradiction about the Number of Demon-Possessed People: There seems to be a contradiction involving a demon-possessed man. Mark 5 says there are 2 Demon-possessed people, but Luke 8 says there was only one. Is this a Bible Contradiction? [Mark 5, Luke 8]



2018-04-04
Driving out Demons: Are these promises/signs only for the people of the early church or us too? [mark 16:17-18]



2018-04-03
"Confirming the words with signs": There's a whole section at the end of Mark that are in the oldest manuscripts, but not in others. Why not? [Mark 16:9-20]
Moving Mountains with Faith of a Mustard Seed: What did Jesus mean to move mountains by having the faith of only a mustard seed? [Matthew 17:20]


2018-02-22
Mark Long or Short Ending: Does Mark 16 end at verse 8? [Mark 16]



2018-02-02
Mysterious Man in Mark: Who was the naked man in Mark 14:51 [Mark 14:51]?



2018-01-02
Jesus Secretive about His Ministry: In the book of Mark, why does Jesus want his miracles to be so secretive?
Mark's Use of Immediately: Why does Mark use the word “immediately” so frequently?


2017-08-11
Decapolis Region: Are Decapolis Jewish or Greek cities? [Mark 5]
Hebrew Roots Movement Lectures: When are you going to put the Hebrew Roots Lectures on your website?


2017-07-07
Denying Yourself: "Deny yourself, take up your cross & follow Me", does that mean we have to be ashamed of ourselves? John MacArthur says we have to be! [Mark 8:34]



2017-07-03
Man Running Naked Down the Street: Were Peter's clothes torn off & he ran around the street naked? [Mark 14:51-52]



2016-03-30
Crucifixion Time Contradictions: It says in Mark that Jesus was crucified in 3rd hour (9 am by our reckoning), John says He was crucified the 6th hour (12 pm noon by our reckoning), but both can't be true, How do we deal with this contradiction? [Mark 15:25, John 19:14-15]



2016-03-10
Olivet Discourse: How is this verse in Mark talking about 70 AD when it seems to be talking about a gathering of God’s people at the end of the world rather than the Jewish people? [Mark 13:27]



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



2015-12-09
The Gospel of Mark: Have you ever heard the theory that Peter just dictated to Mark what to write, & do you think there's any credibility to that?



2015-04-07
Gospel of Mark Date of Writing: When is it believed that the Gospel of Mark was written & distributed?
Abomination of Desolation: What is the Abomination of Desolation, when did it occur & how did it occur? Were the Disciples still alive when it happened, & IF they were, how come they didn't say anything about it? [Mark 13:14, Daniel 9, 10, 11]

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