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Topic: Justice

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2021-06-17
Compensation from Another Christian: As a Christian seeking compensation, can I ask my Christian dentist, to cover the costs of a botched attempt to fix my tooth? [I Corinthians 6:1-10].



2021-06-15
Suicide of an Unsaved Loved One (Addict): What do you say to someone who has lost an unsaved loved one-in this case, an addict's suicide? [Luke 12:47].



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?


2021-05-27
Distractions of Social & Political Issues: How much should we be involved in political and social concerns as opposed to staying focused on those inside the church? [I Corinthians 5:12-13, James 1:27, I Peter 2:12, Titus 2:14, Titus 1:15, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14].



2021-05-20
Right to Life-Abortion vs Capital Punishment: If I am against abortion, should I then, logically be against Capital Punishment (Death Penalty)? [Genesis 9:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:10].



2021-05-12
Christians Who Support Abortion: How can true Christians support abortion? [John 4:24].
Political Pastors: What is this movement of political pastors who only stir up anger on political issues?


2021-05-07
Steve's Chapter on Social Justice: Caller suggests others send Steve's new book, "Empire of the Risen Son", Volume 1, particularly chapter 15 on "social justice".



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?



2021-04-20
God Bought Salvation from Satan: So can you explain how God had to buy salvation for us from the devil?



2021-04-14
Christian View of Forgiveness: Could you expound on the Christian view of forgiveness, and if we have the right to forgive someone who has hurt another? [Acts 5:10].



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].



2021-03-29
Nasty Imprecatory Psalms: How do we fit the nastiness of David's imprecatory psalms and the Christian mission? [Psalms 137:8-9, Matthew 5:43-48].
Dashing Babies Against Stones: How can we justify praying as David did to hope for babies to be dashed again stones? [Psalm 137:8-9]
501c3 Church Benefits: Isn't it duplicitous for a 501c3 to not be willing to submit to government dictates and yet benefit from the tax benefits?

2021-03-05
Democratic Party Platform: How can people support the Democratic party platform, if they are believers?



2021-03-05
God's Forgiveness as Opposed to the State's: If someone had killed someone, and the law didn't know who did it, would that now repentant believer be required to turn himself in?
Church Responsibility Regarding Injustice: If a church recognizes and acknowledges injustices (as with racial and economic), what is their responsibility? [Micah 6:8, I Corinthians 5:12].


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?



2021-01-25
Government Responsibility: Could you help me understand Romans 13 in light of the new administration's less friendly attitude toward Christians? [Romans 13:1-5, I Peter 2:13-14].
Government Responsibility: Could you help me understand Romans 13 in light of the new administration's less friendly attitude toward Christians? [Romans 13:1-5, I Peter 2:13-14].
Voting: Is voting a good thing? [Romans 13:8].

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].



2021-01-19
Bearing Fruit: When scripture indicates that we are to "bear fruit", is it really talking about justice, righteousness and mercy? [Isaiah 5:7, Genesis 1:28, Matthew 7:19, Galatians].



2021-01-15
Not Taking Action as Believers in Current Events: How can God forgive us for neglecting the truth and not taking action against the evil actions in current events-in the political maneuverings and human trafficking, etc.?
Separation of Church & State: Has not the phrase "separation of church and state" been misused?


2021-01-08
Making Amends: Is Jesus talking about making amends in this life, or the next life? [Luke 12:58-59, Matthew 5:23-24].



2020-12-11
Bearing Fruit for God: Would you talk about John 15, the vine, and bearing fruit for God? [Isaiah 5:7, John 15, Matthew 21].



2020-12-10
Giving Up Our Rights to Speak Against Evil: What do you think about a pastor who says we should be willing to give up our own right to speak against some of the evil things that are happening in our culture? [Luke 3, Micah 6:8, Acts 1:7, Isaiah 42:1-4, Matthew 12:18-21, Luke 19:1-13, Matthew 13:24-30].



2020-11-30
Christian Involvement in Politics & War: Do you think that the Bible encourages or discourages believers to be involved in government, as our founding fathers were?



2020-10-30
Hating our Enemies: Is there any circumstance under which Christians should hate their enemies? [I John 3:15, Matthew 5:43-48, Luke 6:27-36].



2020-10-23
Christians being Judged: Is there going to be a judgment with rewards for Christians on Judgment Day? [James 3:1, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:14-15, 1 Peter 1:17, Ephesians 2:8-9].



2020-10-08
Work Out You Own Salvation: What does it mean to "work out own salvation with fear and trembling"? [Phil 2:12-13].
The Just Shall Live by Faith: What does it mean to "the just shall live by faith" as it says in Hebrews 10? [Hebrews 10:38, Habbakuk 2:4, Galatians 5, Matthew 23:23].
Working Out your Own Salvation in Fear & Trembling: What does it mean to work our your faith in fear & trembling? [Philippians 2:12-13]

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)



2020-08-31
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].



2020-08-25
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"?


2020-08-18
The Crusades: Was what happened in "the Crusades" actually justified as self-defense due to Christians being persecuted and killed?



2020-08-18
One Person, Jesus, Justifying All: How did could one person's death (Jesus') provide the justice necessary to forgive all mankind of all their sin? [Romans 3, Ephesians 2:15, 2 Corinthians 5, I Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:6, John 15:1-6].
Justification of All Sin by One Man: How can it be "just" to have Jesus bear all sin in His one body ?


2020-07-31
Bearing Fruit: What do you mean by "bearing fruit" because in the church, it can often mean bigger buildings, etc.? [John 15:8, Isaiah 5, Matthew 21:43].



2020-07-27
Determining When to Leave a Church: How do you determine when you should finally leave a church-particularly if they are getting caught up in political correctness?



2020-07-23
Drama of Current Events: Could you advise how much to focus and engage with politics and how to balance the drama of current events?



2020-07-22
Difficult Current Events & the Christian Response: Do you think that our freedoms are really slipping away? If so, how should Christians react in these unprecedented times? Do we defend ourselves or instead, love exceptionally?



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
Jehovah Witness Views of Government Involvement: How would you respond to the Jehovah Witness view of not becoming involved in government issues? [Matthew 25:31-36, James 2:16].
Jehovah Witness View that Jesus is Not God: What do you say to a Jehovah Witness to respond to their belief that Jesus is not God? Topical series recommended:Knowing God. [John 1:1].


2020-07-01
Institutional Racism & Social Justice: Regarding institutional racism and social justice, caller recommends a video on YouTube to see alternate views.



2020-06-30
Social Justice & the Christian church: What is "social justice" and how involved should the church be in it? [Matthew 12:17-21, Isaiah 42:1-4, Ezekiel 18:20].



2020-06-18
Comment from White Mother of 8 Children Regarding Racism: Comment from a white mother who has 8 black children offers her observation that her kids have been recipients of racial prejudice and we need to be sensitive to the reality of this issue.



2020-06-18
Black Lives Matter & The Christian Ethic: Considering "Black Lives Matter", does the parable of going after the one lost sheep, relate to the cause? [Luke 15].



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?


2020-06-08
Protests: Casting off Restraints & Poorly Recorded History: Could you comment about someone preaching how appropriate the protests are, drawing a relationship between Jesus casting out the money changers, and how warped our history books are? [Proverbs 29:18, Matthew 21:12].



2020-06-05
Christians-Politics & Voting: Is it important for Christians to vote? [I Peter 2:14, Exodus 23:3,6].



2020-06-03
Old Testament Law & Punishment Application for Today: How does Old Testament law, crime & punishment apply to us today?



2020-06-03
Forgiveness Required: In light of the scripture that requires that we are to be forgiving, what does it look like to forgive in a variety of situations-great to small? [Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 23:34].



2020-06-02
Violence, Rioting & Looting: What should the Christian response be to the violence, riots and looting taking place? [Psalm 42, Isaiah 42].



2020-05-06
Penal Substitution, Required Payment, Parable of Unjust Servant: Would you comment on Penal Substitution-the idea of God requiring payment for the forgiving of sins and its relationship to the parable of the unjust servant? Why could He have just not forgiven without requiring payment? [2 Corinthians 5:19, Luke 16:1-13, Titus 1:2, Romans 3:25f].



2020-04-21
Wake Up America: How do we wake up America to the need to protect the nation as a republic as they should?



2020-03-17
God Directing Murder: Did God ask Abraham to murder his son?



2020-03-03
Capital Punishment or the Death Penalty: Should I still be in favor of the Death Penalty in light of the New Covenant? [Leviticus 24:17, Romans 13:1-4, John 8:7, Genesis 9:6].



2020-02-18
Death Penalty vs Life in Prison: Should I be in favor of the death penalty, or should I accept life in prison sufficient? [Leviticus 4:17, Romans 13:4, 12:19, Genesis 9:6, Exodus 21:24, Acts 25:11].



2020-02-13
Murder vs Kill: In the commands of God, what is the difference between not killing and not committing murder, particularly from the view of a Veteran? [Exodus 20:13, Matthew 5:21].



2020-01-31
Christians Standing for Truth in Politics: Caller just encourages listeners to take a stand for truth and considers recent political events may be evidence that we can prevail.



2019-07-25
Communion (Eucharist): Do Catholics think they are actually at the foot of the cross when they are taking communion?
Assyriah's Judgment: Did God direct Assyriah to Israel, to levy judgment on them, and then also punished Assyriah for that? [Isaiah 10:5-16, Habakkuk].
God's Punishment: Is God using capital punishment and other things against us now, using pagan people? [Romans 13, 1 Peter 2:13-17]

2019-05-31
God's Judgment on Pagan Societies: What is the difference between what terrorists are doing today and the genocide God pronounced against the Canaanites and Amalekites in the Old Testament? [Deuteronomy 20:17, I Samuel 15].



2019-05-23
Wrath of Judgment: Who is going to carry out the wrath of judgment, Jesus or God? [Revelation 6:16-17].
Abuse of Children: What do you think about the CIA, if true, carrying out abuse of children? [Mark 9:42, Luke 17:2].


2019-02-27
Herod: God kills Herod, but He also says not to avenge ourselves? [Acts 12:23]



2018-11-27
Justice Steve Gregg: Why can't we have a supreme court (of Jesus) of Steve Gregg type justices? Should we have ecumenical councils today?



2018-11-19
God's Wrath: Why believe in a God who kills people, turning Lot's wife into a pillar of salt & so on?
King James: Did king james leave out gospels that should've been included?


2018-09-07
Sent a Book: I sent you a book about numerology, did you receive it?
Concept of Fairness: There's no real Fairness in Christianity, is it? It's either grace or condemnation, but there seems to be nothing in between.


2018-08-28
Heaping Coal of Fire: Heaping coals of fire on his head, don't avenge yourselves, giving place to God's wrath, are we trying to win people over by doing that or what? [Romans 12:20, Proverbs 25:21]



2018-08-21
Two Judgments: Are there more judgments than just the one at the end? Judgment for salvation vs judgment for works? [john 3:16-18]



2018-08-07
First Fruits: What is the meaning of "first fruits"? I thought that meant this first resurrection before the millennium, before the rest of them? What about the 144,000? [Revelation 14:5]
More tolerable for Gomorrah than Tyre: What does it mean more tolerable for the people of Sodom & Gomorrah than the city of Tyre in the judgement? [Matthew 11:22]


2018-08-03
Jesus & The Early Church practicing Communism: Would Jesus, His disciples & the early church be considered communists?
Apostles Written Record: How come there is not more a record written by apostles?


2018-06-18
Church Classes at a Different RCC: My Girlfriend is trying to become a Catholic like I am, but she's taking the classes at a different church than she plans on being baptized at. Is that okay?
God Demands Justice: How do I explain that God does justice, but still loves people, both in the Old Testament & the New Testament?


2018-02-13
Judgment: Does the word "judgment" in the bible have a greater meaning than our english word? What will God do to those who never heard of Him?



2018-01-04
Future Judgment: If you are forgiven, then why a future judgment?



2017-10-05
Social Injustice: How do we deal w/ social injustices, politics, racism?



2017-09-11
Kingdom of God: Caller really enjoyed the lecture about the Kingdom of God Steve had done in WA state recently. (Steve just wrote a book about the Kingdom of God called, "Empire of the Risen Son", Part 1 & 2, October 2020)
The Dove, the Flood & Holy Spirit: The Dove never coming back because he had a place to land, & soon as Jesus got baptized, & His followers were going to start being baptized, the Holy Spirit having a place to go, is what the caller thinks. [1 Peter 2:20-21]
Sons of God: We as Christians have authority as the Sons of God & our Father is our Righteous "Judge". We need to realize our authority over demons, our own sins & God's extreme love for us as His children.

2017-08-03
Offenses: What does this mean, "It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!" [Luke 17:1]



2017-07-25
Homosexuality the Pinnacle of Sin: In Romans 1, is homosexual sex the pinnacle of sin? [Romans 1:26]
Recompence of Their Error: What do you think the recompence of their error is that Paul is referring to? A sickness?


2017-02-23
Unforgiving or Justice: "And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord...", were they still unforgiving, or just demanding justice? [Revelation 6:10]



2016-04-01
Judgment has already come: Caller thinks there's going to be no future hell, that there was already a judgehas differing view, a consuming fire? [Romans 2:5, 2 Peter 3]



2016-03-09
Judging People or Things: Caller thinks Matthew 7 is talking about judging fellow brothers in Christ, & that John 7 is talking about judging things. What does Steve think? [Matthew 7:1-2, 1 Corinthians 5:1-4, John 7:24, Proverbs 12:1]
Judging by Appearance: Some people just do too much judging by appearance who have no idea what's going on though.
Christ-likeness Preventing Sound Judgment: Does be coming too Christ-like prevent sound judgment of being able to accurately judge people on the other hand? [1 Corinthians 2:15]

2015-09-09
Socialism & Slavery: How can Steve be against socialism but be in favor of slavery?
Old Covenant debt relief laws vs Modern day Redistribution of the wealth: Weren't the old covenant laws for debt relief similar to redistribution of the wealth in modern days?


2015-08-05
Loving Your Enemies: God was pretty severe w/ His own people, let alone His own enemies, but how do we reconcile the way He is in the New Testament?
God forgets our Sin: God forgets our sins, it says in the Old Testament, the Sea of Forgetfulness, but it also says every idle word will be held against us? [Micah 7:9, Matthew 12:36]


2015-05-07
David & His Enemies: It says in the Psalms that he prayed for destruction of his enemies. Is that a NT thing to do?
Armageddon: Is Armageddon the Final Battle of the End of the World?


2015-03-26
God being Angry at Sinners: Did Jonathan Edwards have anything to do w/ the idea that God is Angry at Sinners?
R. C. Sproul & Romans 9 - 11: What was Steve saying yesterday about R. C. Sproul & Romans 9 - 11?


2014-12-16
Judgment Day & the Christian: As a Christian, do we need to have any fear of the judgment on Judgment Day even though we were washed in the Blood of Christ? [1 Peter 1:2, 17-19]
Death: What happens to us as soon we die? Do we go immediately to Heaven?


2014-10-09
Redemption Draweth Nigh & False Christs: Are the verses 25 & after in Luke 21 talking about the actual physical coming of Christ or do you think it's still talking about the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD? Don't believe in False Christs....He's going to come w/ power & great glory. [Luke 21]
Final Judgment, End of the World & Signs: Did Jesus ever speak of a the end of the world, a final judgment? Are there going to be any signs of His coming?
Times & Seasons & Restoring the Kingdom: Didn't Jesus say it wasn't for us to know the times or seasons or the restoration of the Kingdom of God? [Acts 1:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:1]

2014-08-25
In the Day of Visitation: Can you explain what the "Day of Visitation" means that appears several times in the Bible? [Luke 19:44, 1 Peter 2:12]



2014-07-24
God being Angry, Vindictive in OT: Does God seem to be a little bit angry, vindictive or even hateful in the Old Testament? Killing just for breaking the Sabbath?



2014-05-28
Aggressive Driving & glorying in Justice: Is it okay to rejoice when you see someone who had been aggressively driving pulled over by a cop later on up the road?
Death of an Evil Leader: What about rejoicing over the death of someone who was evil?


2014-01-28
Paul's Writings: Was Paul speaking his own opinion most of the time even though he wrote over 2/3's of the New Testament?
God being in the OT: Was God a lot more angry in the Old Testament then He was in the New Testament, the death of His Son nullifying it?


2014-01-27
Judgments of God: Mass shootings, Tsunamis, & all this other calamity & violence happening, is that a result of getting rid of God?
Noah's Flood & Sodom & Gomorrah: So do you think there won't be major catastrophe like happened in the ancient days like Noah's Flood & Sodom & Gomorrah?
Paul's conflicting instruction towards widows: Why did Paul seem to contradict himself in his instruction to widows, where he advised some to get married again & others not to get married? [1 Timothy 5:11-14]

2014-01-24
God forgiving but also demanding Justice: Jesus told the Father to not hold the charge of killing Him to their charge, & Stephen asked the people stoning him to be forgiven, but what about the Justice God demands of people who haven't repented themselves? [Luke 23:34, Acts 7:60]



2013-01-04
Putting God in a Box: Even thought we don't believe in Calvinism, we can't put God in a box saying that He can't make people do what He wants, can we?
T. Austin-Sparks, Watchman & A. W. Tozer: What do you know about Sparks, watchman Less & Tozer? Did they believe in Christian mysticism?
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sinner: We hear all the time the phrase, "Love the Sinner, but hate the sin", but I wouldn't find myself able to love people who murder & rape people.
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