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Topic: Addiction

Episode Topic Audio

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].



2021-06-11
Pride: Is pride really the root of all sin? [Isaiah 14:12-14].
Bondage vs Sinful Behavior: How does one distinguish being in bondage versus just falling to sin? [John 8:31-36].


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].



2021-05-03
Drugs & Alcohol: What would you advise a brother who seems to be toying with alcohol, particularly in light of a previous problem with drugs and alcohol?



2021-04-15
Hypnotherapy: Is it OK to see a Christian hypnotherapist? [I Corinthians 6:9-11, Philippians 4:6-8, I Peter 5:7].



2021-03-30
Drugs, Uses, Mutant Plants: Could you talk about drugs generally, and specifically, uses, moderation, and could some of the hallucinogenics have been mutant?



2021-03-02
Smoking a Cigarette a Sin: Is smoking a cigarette a sin? Do we need to completely cut things out of our lives that is not glorifying to God?[I Corinthians 6:19, I Corinthians 10:31, I Corinthians 6:12, I Corinthians 10:23].



2021-02-09
Alcohol & Addiction (Twelve Steps Programs): Do you think that drunkeness is an addiction, as they say in 12-step programs, or it that an inappropriate term? [Galatians 5, I Corinthians 6:9-11].



2021-02-03
Twelve Step Programs: Don't you think that some people get a little carried away with aspects of twelve-step programs? Rec Lecture: "Biblical Counsel for a Change". [2 Corinthians 13:5].



2021-01-28
The "Sins of the Father": Could you help me understand the concept of "the sins of the father" being visited upon one's children? [Ezekiel 18, Numbers 14:18, Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 24:15].



2020-11-20
Addiction, Physical or Psychological: Are people just of addictive nature from birth, or is it more developed by abuse and other outside influences and events? [ John 6:36, Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 7, Romans 8:2-4].



2020-11-13
Addictions, 12-Step, Masks, Vaccines: Caller thinks that people with addictions should go to a 12-step program, and follow medical advisories (masks & vaccines) adding that she doesn't think Steve follows the Holy Spirit.



2020-11-13
Demon Possession & Drug Use: Comment on demons possession and drug use.
Mark of the Beast & the COVID Vaccine: Is the "mark of the beast" possibly the heavily promoted COVID vaccine?


2020-11-13
Pornographic Temptation & Prayer Challenge: I am suffering extra temptation when I am praying against the whole realm of pornography, how should I react against these attacks? [James 5:16, Matthew 18:20, Ephesians 6:12]



2020-11-13
Caller Comment on His Addiction to Smoking: Caller comments about his addiction to cigarettes being not of demons. [Ephesians 4, Galatians 5].



2020-11-09
Christian Who is a Drug Addict: If a true Christian gets caught up in drugs, will they die in their sins and not go to heaven? [Galatians 2, Galatians 5:16, James 3:2, Psalm 1:3, I John 4:4].



2020-10-19
Giving to the Panhandlers & Other Poor: What is the proper Christian response to the panhandlers and other needy, when there is a chance you are contributing to their addictions?



2020-10-16
Hypnosis: Is the use of hypnosis for overcoming bad habits or for health reasons acceptable for Christians? [John 8:31-36, I Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:16].



2020-09-30
Besetting Addict Still Saved?: Can a person have a besetting addiction, can they still be saved?



2020-09-30
Homosexuality, Addiction, Abuse: Caller is attempting to come out of a lifestyle of homosexuality and addiction, having suffered abuse is looking for counsel.[Ephesians 6:12, I Peter 5:8-9, Matthew 16:24-26].
Lying Lips in Isaiah: Can you help me understand the application about "being of unclean lips" in Isaiah? [Isaiah 6:5].


2020-09-28
Homosexual Addiction: What do you say to someone who has been involved in a homosexual lifestyle and addiction their whole lives due to childhood abuse? Rec Lecture: Cultivating Christian Character [I Peter 2:11].



2020-09-09
Cigarettes and Jesus: Am I wrong to be smoking a cigarette while I am holding up a sign for Jesus? Am I denying the power of Christ in my life? [2 Timothy 3:5].



2020-07-31
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous): What do you think of the Twelve Step Programs like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)? [Galatians 5:16, I Corinthians 6, Galatians 5].



2020-06-26
Communion-Wine or Grape Juice: How should we handle the issue of communion, especially in light of those that struggle with alcohol addiction?



2020-04-08
Kennedy Family Cursed: Do you think there is a curse on the Kennedy family? And is it like the addictions we see today?



2019-12-23
Wine & Alcohol: Caller comments on his tendency toward addictions to explain why he thinks Christians should not drink. Why do you think Jesus made alcoholic wine, rather than grape juice?



2019-08-06
Alcoholism - Reason for Divorce: Is alcoholism a legitimate reason to end a marriage by a divorce?



2019-01-18
AA & Celebrate Recovery: Do you endorse AA or the Celebrate Recovery program?



2019-01-03
Helping the Addicted: How does one handle it when a friend who is addicted to drugs, keeps saying she wants to get clean & sober, but then never does?



2018-11-29
Hypnotism: What is your opinion about hypnosis? Is wrong to even just WATCH that stuff, let alone use it?



2018-11-12
Marijuana/Cannabis: I like & work with cannabis/marijuana. Is it wrong for Christians to use marijuana?



2018-10-29
Pornography: I've been struggling with fear & purity because I keep continuing with the temptation of pornography



2018-10-22
Gambling: Am I contributing to other people's gambling problems doing what I'm doing in gambling by being proficient at playing Poker?



2018-10-19
Marijuana Use: What can you tell me about marijuana use? I think I keep thinking I have victory over it & then don't.



2018-10-17
Christian Lifestyle: Attempting to live an obedient life but the pull of the world so overpowering.



2018-08-29
Kicking the Habit of Cigarettes: I just can't seem to kick the habit of cigarettes. Do you have any ideas of how to do it?



2018-08-27
AA Celebrate Recovery: Caller thinks Steve is wrong about what he says the AA Programs.



2018-08-27
Animals in Heaven: Do animal souls go to heaven?
Second Chance after Death: Is there another chance to be saved after physical death? [Hebrews 9:27] 1064
AA Celebrate Recovery: What about 12-step programs?

2018-08-22
Masturbation: What is your view about Masturbation? [Matthew 5:27, 1 Corinthians 7:9, Colossians 2:20-23, Leviticus 15:16-18]



2018-07-17
Demonic Pact & Its Ramifications: I made a demonic pact made when a youth, so what are the ramifications, does there need to be a special deliverance? [2 Corinthians 5:17]
Addiction: Struggle with Addiction a lot.


2018-06-13
Pornography Addiction: Isn't it unbiblical to look at Playboy?



2018-06-08
AA Meetings & Salvation: Can a person who doesn't drink anymore but who goes to AA & says that he is an alcoholic, can he be saved?



2018-05-30
Victory over Smoking: God gave me complete victory from smoking.
Praying According to God's Will: How do we know that we are actually praying according to God's will?


2018-05-01
Breaking Chains: Where does it talk in the Bible about breaking chains & becoming free from sin such as addictions?



2018-02-06
Correcting a Friend: How do we know when to correct/rebuke a friend and when not to?



2017-12-28
Husband/Father not Involved with Family: Husband doesn't engage with the family but is attached to computer, phone & TV, & it's just as if it's not a real marriage & wondering what to do.



2017-11-01
Institutional Church & the Early Churches: Modern institutional churches is in complete contrast to the apostolic or early church of the 1st century. [Hebrews 10:25]
Grounds for Divorce & Remarriage Discussion: God's view of marriage & faithfulness, but you can get a divorce if there's any impurity, like if your spouse is or becomes an alcoholic.


2017-10-19
12-Step Program, AA Celebrate Recovery: Caller relates about a person who went to a church that had the 12 step program.



2017-10-19
AA Celebrity Recovery: Is AA Celebrity Recovery for the Christian?



2017-08-28
Life After Death: What happens immediately upon death, soul sleep?
Hallucination from drug use: Drug user still experiencing hallucinations, wondering how God views this.


2017-08-14
Playing Guitar During Spare Time: I've been playing guitar & using an inordinate of time to play it, & wondering if I'm wasting my time?



2017-08-03
Unholy Desires: This verse frightens me because I have unholy desires & afraid I'm going to be told this. [Matthew 7:23-24]



2017-07-11
Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Wfhat is the proof of being baptized by the Holy Spirit?
Addictions: Can someone who is filled with the Holy Spirit still have trouble trying to overcome addictions?


2017-05-30
Drinking Alcohol: Is it wrong to drink alcohol?



2017-05-17
The Sin Unto Death: "sin unto death", what does that mean? what do you think the modern version of idolatry is today? [1 John 5:16



2017-01-03
Pornography Addiction: Are addiction problems biblical or is it referring to people who are just out of control?



2016-02-26
Alcohol & Street Drugs not a Moral Issue: A lot of social workers try to say that alcohol & street drugs are not a moral issue but a disease issue, what do you think?



2016-01-07
Taking Up Your Cross Daily: What exactly does Jesus mean to take up your cross & follow Him daily? Does that mean living a holy life? Is it talking about day-to-day activities & life, such as who you are going to marry? [Luke 9:23]
Addictive Behavior or Living Sin: We don't have to torture ourselves, our body, in order to get out of a life of sin, do we?


2015-11-13
Alcoholism: What if somebody died as a drunkard, could they still inherit the Kingdom of God? [1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21]



2015-11-06
Eternal Security & Habitual Sin: Am I still saved if I continual fall in the same habitual sin?



2015-11-05
Addictive Pain Killers: Resource re: the call about Addictive Pain Killers.



2015-11-04
Addictive Pain Killers: What does the Bible say about controlling pain w/ drugs, especially long-term? [Proverbs 31]



2015-09-01
Playing Cards: What is your view about playing cards? (that's the original Q, but Steve talks about Alcohol & Gambling more than the actual playing of cards.)



2015-08-25
Healing & Addictions Broken by Praying: Caller was cured by praying directly to God for Healing, for addiction problems & immediately victory & healing.



2015-08-25
Using Drugs (Marijuana) Recreationally: What are Steve's thoughts on using Drugs, especially Marijuana, recreationally since they are legal in the state of where the caller is calling from?
Alcohol vs Marijuana Effects: What about the effects of Marijuana verses Alcohol?


2015-08-21
Pain Medication: Is it okay to take Pain Medication even though you are using a lot of it, & have the potential to abuse it & become addicted to it?



2015-07-02
Alcohol & Drugs: Can a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohols, & even do petty theft to support their habit, can they still be considered Christians?
Richard Dawkins: Can Steve explain some of what is wrong w/ Richard Dawkins reasoning?


2015-04-29
Gambling: Is it ever okay for the Christian to Gamble?



2015-04-21
Calls from People w/ Addictions: Steve comments about after getting calls from people w/ addictions, how he gets it from both side of the fence about what he said.



2015-04-21
Testimony about Addictions: As a result of hearing a couple phone calls regarding the caller about homosexuality & alcohol, a caller wanted to share his testimony re: drinking.



2015-04-21
Followup About Previous Show: Caller wants to comment about previous day's show re: Homosexuality & Alcohol & the lady who criticized Steve for missing the mark w/ him.



2015-04-20
Wrong Advice re: First Caller: Caller is a little concerned that he missed a golden opportunity w/ the first caller re: homosexuality & alcohol.



2015-04-20
Homosexuality: Caller is concerned about dreams he's having about being in homosexual relationships, & past sexual sins.
Alcohol: Is it a sin to have a couple glasses of wine every night to deal w/ these problems?
Jesus Communicating w/ Us: Does Jesus really commute w/ us, verbally? Has He ever personally talked to Steve Gregg?

2015-04-10
Substance Abuse, Homosexuality, Calvinism, their 5 points: Caller has had trouble w/ pot, alcohol, Homosexuality, & is becoming a Calvinist & would like Steve to explain the point about Total Depravity.



2015-02-23
Alcohol & Drugs: Caller comments on previous call about drugs & alcohol.
Annihilationism: Comments about the first call regarding hell, but not universalism, but annihilationism.
Evolution for Creation: Can you combine both Creation & Evolution, God using Evolution for Creation?

2015-02-23
Marijuana & Prescription Drugs: Caller has been using marijuana & legal drugs for quite sometime, & wondering if they are okay to use.



2015-02-09
Righteousness exceeding Pharisees: Whoever breaks the LEAST of the commandments will be the LEAST in the Kingdom of God & exceeding the Pharisees. [Matthew 5:19-20]
Overcoming Drunkenness: Caller has been struggling w/ intoxication, & wonders what he should do.


2015-01-28
Addicted to Narcotics: How do I break the addiction of prescription drugs? I've tried everything!



2014-12-31
Pornography: Struggling w/ pornography, & I also have a son who struggles with it. What should I do to help him & myself?



2014-12-03
Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage: My wife divorced me because of my alcoholism. What should i do?
Alcoholism: How do i get out of my alcoholism?


2014-11-25
Assurance of Salvation: I keep having a besetting then that I keep falling into, & so wonder if i'm saved or not.



2014-10-28
Sanctification & Salvation: What is the difference between Sanctification & Salvation?
Quitting Smoking: Should I quit smoking? Is it a sin?


2014-05-28
An alcoholic & drug addicted Dad: How am I supposed to honour my father who is drunk all the time & addicted with drugs?



2014-05-27
Recovering Alcoholic Testimony: Caller is on fire for the Lord, & says that Steve is right about depending on AA & the 12-step programs. He thinks it might even be an occult.



2014-05-27
AA Meetings: What if, even though not believing in Christ, places like AA are able to tap into the "power of God"? Is that possible?



2014-05-14
Addictions (first call follow-up): Advice for the first caller's g/f who is exhibiting addictive behavior.
Face for Radio: You said you didn't have a face for radio, but I think you do.


2014-05-14
Former/Current Relationship & Addiction: Wants advice on how to get out of a relationship w/ someone who has addictive behavior & so doesn't want to enabling her to continue that practice.



2014-02-19
Masturbation: What is your opinion on masturbation? is it a sin?



2014-02-03
Pornography & other Addictions: Fighting pornography & other addictions, and the one main common theme among people w/ addictions is trying to keep it a secret. Once your addiction is out in the open, it's much easier to have victory over. Caller also wanted to apologize for calling under a presumed name. (1 Corinthians 13:10-11)



2013-01-31
Alcohol: I gave up alcohol, but my family & friends are saying there is nothing wrong with consuming alcohol. What do you think? [John 2:1-11, Proverbs 20:1, Proverbs 23:30-33]



2013-01-04
Forgiveness over & over: How can God possibly forgive people with addictions, them asking for forgiveness, but then falling right back down?



2013-01-03
Smoking Habit: I've taken up the smoking addiction again. I have no reason for doing this, but do you have any advice of how I should nip it in the bud?


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