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Topic: Heart

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2021-06-23
Heart & Mind: How do we differentiate between the heart and the mind? [Proverbs 23:7, I Peter 3:3, Mark 12:30, Matthew 22:37, 2 Corinthians 4:16].



2021-05-18
Changing My Evil Heart: How do I, who has backslidden and feel that evil is deeply rooted, actually change my heart? Lecture recommended lecture; Spiritual Warfare & both books, "Empire of the Risen Son". [Romans 7, Matthew 26:41].
John Owen's (Puritan): What do you think of the Puritan writer, John Owen's book, "The Mortification of Sin"?


2021-05-11
Past Tense Translation in "Giving of New Heart": Why do some of the translations indicate past tense when referring to the "giving of a new heart"? [Ezekiel 36:26].



2021-04-23
Salvation-Requires the Heart, Not Just the Head: Would you comment on the saying that "you can believe with your head, but not your heart?" [Matthew 28:18].
Legalism Lecture: What lecture at your website would give more information about legalism? Recommended topical lecture, "Toward a Radical Christian Counterculture".


2021-04-20
A Believer with a Heart of Deceit: Does a born again believer still have a heart of deceit and perversion? [Romans 7:23, Galatians 5:17, I Peter 2:11, 2 Timothy 2:3, Hebrew 3:12].



2021-04-06
Sanctified Hearts: How do we sanctify our hearts? [I Peter 3:15, I Peter 1:15-16].
Brethren as Sinners: Why do so many brethren still identify as sinners? [Galatians 5:17, Romans 7:20-23, Ephesians 2:8-9, James 4:7, I Thessalonians 5:16-18].


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].



2021-03-18
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].



2021-02-22
Steve Gregg's New Books: Caller commends Steve's new book; "Empire of the Risen Son" (Vol 1, "There is Another King", and Vol 2, "All the King's Men").
Those That Don't Want to Hear: How does one evangelize those that know about Christ and just don't want to hear about it? Recommended book; "The Kneeling Christian" by the Unknown Christian.


2021-01-12
Seeking God: Does anybody "seek God", and does all the religiousness of most societies reflect that they are in that search? [Romans 3:10-17, Psalm 14:1-3].



2021-01-05
The Gospel Preached: Could you clarify if someone who is presenting the gospel with a good heart, even if they are mistaken about some of their doctrine and their understanding of the gospel, still produce good fruit?



2020-12-07
No Longer Able to be Saved: If someone continually rebels against God or the Holy Spirit, does scripture indicate that one can eventually no longer be saved? [2 Thessalonians 2, Romans 1, Proverbs 29:1].



2020-10-19
God "Gave Them Up" and "Hardened Their Hearts: When scripture says, "God gave them up" is that when God hardened their heart? Could those people still repent? [Romans 1:28].



2020-10-06
Clarification on Salvation for the Muslim: Caller makes some observations about the Muslim (Islam) faith and asks for Steve's clarification about salvation for the those in Islam.



2020-09-30
Judas' Repentance: Do you think that had Judas repented, he would've been forgiven?
Mind, Consciousness, Spirit: Do you think that the mind or consciousness is the same as our spirit? [Hebrews 4:12].


2020-09-28
Hardened Hearts: Could you help me with my struggle in understanding when the Bible says God hardened people's hearts? [Isaiah 64:6].
Good Works as Filthy Rags & The Ones Who Don't Know Him: If we all deserve hell, and our works are as filthy rags, how does it work for those that have never really had any breaks or opportunity to know Christ? [Isaiah 64:6, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27, Titus 2:14, Acts 10:34, I Timothy 2:4, 2 Chronicles 7:14, 2 Peter 3:9, Ezekiel 33:11].


2020-08-31
Confession of Sins & a Pure Heart: Could you talk about our confession of sins in order to keep a pure heart? [James 5:16, I John 1:9].
Pure Heart for Communion: What about having a pure heart in order to take communion, because we sin so often? [I Corinthians 10:31, I John 2:1].
Masturbation: What about masturbation? [I Thessalonians 4:3, I John 2:16, John 15:13, Matthew 26:41, Psalm 103:1-14].

2020-08-24
Law Not for the Unrighteous: What does Paul mean when he says that the law is not for the righteous and how does one use the law, lawfully? [I Timothy 1:8-9, Romans 8:4, 2 Corinthians 6:14].
Ten Commandments for Witnessing: Do you think it is a good way to use "The Ten Commandments" to help people see their sinfulness when witnessing? [Romans 7:7].


2020-07-21
Truth-Somewhere In-between Two extremes: Isn't it a good assessment to consider that the truth is somewhere between two extremes?
Parable of the Sower and Calvinism: Does the "parable of the sower" lend support to Calvinism? [Matthew 13:18-23].


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.



2020-06-03
The Sinner's Prayer: Why are you against saying the sinner's prayer and asking Jesus into one's heart, as I was saved by doing so?



2020-05-21
Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation: If the seven churches in Revelation are in Asia Minor, then why would John be writing to them instead of the believers in Jerusalem? [Matthew 24].
Blessing Promised to Churches in Revelation: Would the blessing promised to the seven churches in Revelation be primarily because they would witness prophecy being fulfilled? [Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:10].
Laws Written on our Hearts-Absolute Right & Wrong? Are the laws of God really written on our hearts, so that we know absolute right and wrong? Particularly since so many right things are contingent on the circumstances and situation? ?

2020-05-19
Freud's Unconscious Mind: Is what is described in the Bible as the heart, really the same thing as the unconscious mind that Sigmund Freud defined?



2020-04-16
Mary's Heart When Jesus Was a Child: When Luke says that Mary "kept these things in her heart", does this mean she doesn't really understand who He is? [Luke 2:51].
Mary Not Understanding Jesus: What didn't Mary understand when she was in the temple with Jesus after He had gone missing? [Luke 2:50].
Mary Had More Kids: Does the passage support that Mary probably had more children, since she lost track of Jesus? [Luke 2:41-50].

2020-04-07
Simon and Simon Peter the Same: Is the Simon in Luke 11, the same as Simon Peter? [Luke 11].
Gamaliel in Acts: Was the same Gamaliel in both passages in Acts 5 & 22? {Acts 5:34-39, 22:3].
Softening of Saul's Heart at Stephen's Stoning: Was Saul's heart being softened when Stephen was being stoned? [Acts 22:10].

2020-03-20
Soften Heart: Can you give me some examples of where God softened someone's heart? [Ezekiel 36:26, Acts 16:14].



2020-03-12
Cut-off From God: Is God always be willing to welcome you back or is there a point that He will cut you off? [2 Thessalonians 2:11, Romans 1:18, Luke 23:42, Genesis 6:7, Isaiah 55:6].



2019-07-16
Adultery in Heart Is the adultery alluded to in a previous call more about adultery toward God?



2019-07-09
Loving God: What does it mean when it says love your God with all your heart? [Like 10:27, John 14:15, Matthew 7:12, I John 3:18, Colossians 3:17]



2019-06-17
God Choosing People: Can you explain the choosing of Jacob and Esau, and God hardening Pharaohs heart? [Romans 9:6].



2019-05-01
Heart of Flesh: Can you expound this passage about stony hearts being made flesh? Does "make you walk in my ways" suggest that He will take away our freewill? [Ezekiel 36:24-37, 37]



2019-01-22
Command Love-Fruit of the Spirit: Why would God direct us to love, if love is given in the gift of the Holy Spirit? [Romans 5:5, Galatians 5:22, Luke 6, Matthew 7:12, Hebrews 10:16].



2018-09-27
Jacob have I Loved: Loved Jacob, but hated Esau, is God practicing favoritism? [Romans 9:6, Genesis 25:23, Malachi 1:2-3]
Hardening Pharaoh's Heart: Why did God harden Pharaoh's heart? [Romans 9:14-18]


2018-08-30
Turning Hearts: Turning hearts of children to their fathers & the hearts of the fathers to the children. What is the meaning of those last verses of the Old Covenant, Old Testament? [Malachi 4:4-6, Luke 1:17]



2018-04-23
Heart Change: Can only God can change our heart? What is that process?



2018-04-16
The Heart: Is the biblical concept of the heart the same as the Freudian concept of the subconscious mind?



2018-03-26
The Heart: It says in Jeremiah that "the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?", so do Christians have a deceitful & wicked heart, & what's the difference between the heart & the flesh, if there is a difference?



2018-03-20
The Heart: Does a heart has a mind of its own? [Matthew 9:4]



2017-10-25
Jews Wearing the Gospel on the forehead & Hands & Mark of the Beast: The Jews wearing the gospel on their forehead & hands, is that any relation to Revelation 13 & the Mark of the Beast? [Exodus 12, Exodus 13, Exodus 13:9-13 & Deuteronomy 6, Revelation 13]



2017-09-27
Law Written in our Hearts The law's written in our hearts, is this written to the Jews or to the Gentiles?



2017-07-21
Uncircumcision of the Heart: Uncircumcision of the heart & circumcision of the flesh. [Ezekiel 40-48]



2017-05-04
Confessing the Lord's Prayer & Saying Sinner's Prayer: Is confessing the Lord & saying the sinner's prayer enough to be saved? [Romans 10:8-11]
KJV Translation of the Bible: Is the King James Version the best translation?


2017-05-03
The Disciples Hearts Being Hardened: How would the disciples have avoided having their hearts hardened? [Mark 6:52]



2017-04-26
Having a Hardened Heart: Once you have reached the state of point where you have hardened your heart, is it permanent?



2017-04-25
Calvinism & Free Will & King Sihon: Calvinism, Predestination, Election, Foreknowledge. [Deuteronomy 2:30]



2017-04-05
God Hardening People: Does God still harden people in the New Testament like He did w/ Pharaoh in the Old Testament, & if He does does that mean it's lights out for them?



2017-04-03
Hardening of the Heart: Hardening of the heart [Matthew 13:15]



2017-03-16
Thoughts & Intents of the Heart: The thoughts & intents of hearts, was wondering if you could tell me what this means in relation to our walk of doing good? [Hebrews 4:12, 1 Samuel 16:7, Proverbs 23:7]



2016-04-07
Hardening One's Heart: How does God deal with people hardening hearts? Why did Pharaoh's heart get hardened?
End Times Timeline Chart: Do you have a chart of a timeline of End Time events?


2016-03-21
The Light of the Body: Jesus was talking about the eye being the lamp of the body, was He talking about the Aura? [Matthew 6:22, Proverbs 30:17, Matthew 20:1-16, Mark 7, Proverbs 23:6, Proverbs 22:9, Proverbs 28:2]



2016-03-17
Calvinism-Total Depravity: According to these verses, aren't we too depraved to seek God unless He seeks us out first? [Jeremiah 17:9, John 6:65]



2016-01-04
A Hard Heart: What does it mean for a man's heart to be hard?
Man Hardening His Own Heart: What does it mean for a man to harden his own heart?
God Hardening Pharaoh's Heart: What does it mean God hardened Pharaoh's heart?

2015-10-02
Desires of the Flesh: The usage of the word "flesh" seems to be a little contradictory in the way it's used in certain parts of the Bible, such as in Galatians it says the flesh & the Spirit are opposed to each other, in Ezekiel it says God will give us a fleshly heart, & in Ephesians it says we aren't even at war w/ our flesh. Can you explain these apparent contradictions? [Galatians 5:17, Ezekiel 26:36, Ephesians 6:12, Romans 7]
KJV-Only People: Can you please talk about the KJV-only people, that only the KJV should be used, that if you are not reading the KJV you aren't really reading the Bible at all?


2015-06-10
Trusting Our Hearts: Is 1 John saying we can't trust our hearts because they are too strict or too easy w/ us, or that we think that God condemning us when He's really not? [1 John 19-20, 1 john 3:19-20]



2015-05-28
Calling & Election Sure: Does Calling & Election mean you are not really saved until you do all the works in the Sermon on the Mount? Steve explains what it really means. [2 Peter 1:10]
ISIS & Islam in Prophecy: Where does ISIS & Islam fall into Prophecy, if anywhere?


2015-04-09
Ishmael: God blessed Ishmael, but He said say he would be like a wild ass, being against every nation? What did He mean by that?
Purgatory: A comment about Purgatory.
David: David being a man after a God's own heart.

2015-04-02
Prodigal Son: When Jesus said the story about the Prodigal Son, this was in a Jewish setting? Luke was writing to the Gentiles? The prodigal son had a broken & contrite heart, so that was why he didn't bring a sacrifice, like what David said in Psalms 51? [Luke 15:11-33, Psalms 51:17]



2014-12-12
Lust thoughts crossing your mind (Sin & Temptation): What if a lustful thought crosses your mind, but you'd never act on it? When is it sin or just temptation?



2014-11-20
All Saved & Hardening of the Heart: There seems to be a contradiction that God wants everyone to be saved, but that He's also hardened people on purpose, such as Pharaoh. Why? Is this a contradiction?



2014-11-18
Eternal Life: What is God's basis for showing grace to someone to bring them to eternal life? Everyone who is weak, humble, meek & needy, does God automatically give them that grace & saves them? (the same caller that was on for a half hour from the day before.) [Luke 8:4-21]



2014-09-18
Being in touch w/ your Heart: Isn't Christianity to just be in touch w/ your heart, to come back to that innocence that a child possesses?



2014-08-11
Heart in the Bible: What does the word "heart" bring to your mind, biblically speaking? [John 14:1, Romans 10:9]



2014-04-18
Guard your Heart but Deceitful Heart: How can you have a deceitful heart but be told to guard your heart? How can both be true?



2014-04-14
The Heart: The heart is something we are supposed to guard, but it's also said to be the most deceitful thing.
Denominations: There are so many denominations but i'd like to know what I align myself with the most, & what are the main differences between the denominations?


2014-03-24
Death: Immediately in the presence of God after death, the righteous are ushered, but what about the unsaved sinner, what happens to them, are they in limbo, are they judged immediately, what happens? [Luke 16:19-31]
The Spirit: We say the Spirit is in our heart, but where is it really?


2013-02-06
Holy Spirit & the New Covenant: Did people's heart get changed in the Old Testament?
Bearing Arms in Self-Preservation: Did you say we are not allowed to defend ourselves in self-defense with guns?


2013-01-30
Calling People Fools: (Phone cuts in & out) What did Jesus mean by calling people fool & being in danger of Hellfire yet people are called fools in the Bible. [Matthew 5:22]
Pentecost a Fulfillment of Joel: Caller doesn't think Pentecost was a fulfillment of Joel, but Steve explains that it was. [Acts 2, Joel 2]

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