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Topic: Persecution

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-26
Ethics of Compromising Truth to Protect Others: Could you help me with the ethics of compromising truth for good, or in order to preserve someone's choice, as with Rahab, in particular with being forced to take the COVID vaccine? [I Samuel 16, Joshua 2, Matthew 23:23, I Peter 4:8].



2021-05-18
Get Ready for Persecution: Do you think that we should be not continue preaching how to escape tribulation, rather how to endure, as we are called to be overcomers.



2021-05-13
Living with Those Dramatically Opposed to Christ: Caller looks for counsel regarding living with a spouse that reacts dramatically again the name of Christ.



2021-05-05
"Woke" & "Cancel Culture": As Christians how do we respond to the "Woke" and the "Cancel Culture"?



2021-04-09
Canadian Church Under Police Authority: Could you comment on the recent news about the Canadian church that has been targeted by law enforcement and recently fenced off. The pastor yelled at them that they were Nazis.



2021-03-18
"Taken" and "Caught Up": Could you distinguish the difference between being "taken" and being "caught up" in scripture? [Matthew 24:37-42, Luke 17:34, Luke 17:27, Psalm 91:7-10, 2 Thessalonians 1-2].
Believers & Unbelievers Side-by-side at the Rapture: Will the believers and unbelievers (those with the "Mark of the Beast"), be side-by-side when Jesus comes? [Daniel 9, Matthew 24:27, Revelation 7:14].


2021-03-17
Loss of Freedoms: Do you see a parallel between the loss of freedoms in the Old Testament to the loss in modern times? [Deuteronomy 28].



2021-02-02
Amillennial View -Ruling with a "Rod of Iron": Can you help me grasp the Amillennial view of the church ruling with a "rod of iron" now? [Psalm 2:29, Revelation 12:5, Revelation 2:27].
Amillennial Christians Putting Others to Death: Do you think that some of the Christians who burned the others at the stake justified it by holding to an Amillennial view?


2021-02-01
Anabaptists & Persecution: Did Anabaptist ever persecute other Christians? Where would you find them in church fellowships today (Mennonites, Amish, Hutterites, Münsterites)?



2021-01-28
Amillennialism, Rod of Iron, Inquisition & the Persecuting Church: Is not the Amillennial view responsible for the persecution of the church in the Inquisition", because of claiming to rule by the "rod of iron"? Books on Amillennialism recommended- author, Sam Storms. [Revelation 2:26-27, Matthew 20:25].



2021-01-13
Disillusioned with the Church: Can you help me in my struggle with being disillusioned with the organized church and religious people? Do you think that this is why we may be facing persecution? [Matthew 20:26].



2020-12-01
Mandatory Vaccines & The Mark of the Beast: What are your thoughts on mandatory vaccinations and its relationship to "The Mark of the Beast"?



2020-12-01
Christian Persecution in Cuba: Cuban churches are being bulldozed for not supporting transgender & gay rights. We need to pray for our own country.



2020-11-10
Marxist Agenda of the Democrats: Now that Biden is in, are we going to be persecuted, which is the Marxist agenda? [James 4:2-3, Proverbs 21:1].



2020-11-03
Freedom Eroded-Confidence in God: To what degree does knowing about "the kingdom of God" console you when our liberties are being eroded at such an unprecedented pace?



2020-08-31
Who is in Charge on Earth?: Who is actually in charge on earth? [Proverbs 21:1, Psalms 34:7, Daniel 2:24, Romans 8:28].
The Earth Getting Worse Till the End: Do you think that the earth is going to get worse progressively before He returns? [Revelation 20:7-8].


2020-08-07
Wood, Hay, and Stubble: Would you comment on the meaning of the verses about building on wood, hay and stubble? [1 Corinthians 3:14-15, 1 Corinthians 1-4, Malachi 3, I Peter 2:5, I Peter 1:7, Matthew 10:22, Revelation 2:10, I Thessalonians 3:3-4].



2020-07-27
Satan Loosed Before Jesus Comes: Do you think that we are in the season where Satan has been loosed before His return (Amillennial View)? [Revelation 20, 2 Thessalonians 1:8].



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].



2020-07-22
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?



2020-07-01
Mark of the Beast Boycott: Caller disagrees about Steve Gregg's view of the "Mark of the Beast" and boycotting purchases. [Revelation 13:17].
Mark of the Beast (Masks & Vaccination): Caller comments that the word "mark" and "mask" are only one letter apart and vaccines leave a mark, thereby suggesting that both may be reflective of end times persecution.


2020-06-24
Time of Trouble Right before Jesus Comes Back: As a Partial Preterist Amillennialist, how do you interpret Daniel 12:1 ? [Daniel 12:1, Matthew 24:36-39, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, Revelation 20:7-8].
Jesus Return & Current Events: With all the frightening current events, do you think Jesus could come back right now? [1 Thessalonians 5:3].


2020-06-23
Revelation 20-Angel & Satan: In Revelation 20, who is the angel, and when will Satan be released? [Revelation 20:1-9, Matthew 29, 2 Thessalonians 1:8].



2020-06-11
What Change is Needed in Society Today?: What kind of change do you think we need in our society and government?
Do we need Spiritual Revival: Do we need Spiritual Revival in order to save our culture?
Three Things to Do in Secret: What are the three things we are told to do in secret? [Matthew 6:4].

2020-03-17
Denying Christ: Didn't Peter deny Christ, but was still allowed to follow Christ? If we try to save someone by denying Christ, like our child, God would know we didn't mean it, right? [Matthew 10:33, John 21].



2019-08-13
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit: Can you help me understand the scripture indicating that speaking against the Holy Spirit is the unforgivable sin? [Matthew 12:31, Acts 13, I John 1:7, 9].
Unforgivable Sin: If I denied God and Christ to save myself from getting my head cut-off while in Iran, can I be pardoned? [Matthew 16:25, 10:32-33].


2019-07-02
Persecuted for Christ: Since the Bible says, if you are persecuted for the sake of Christ, then you are blessed, but I am getting tormented for things that are not about my belief in Christ. Will I ultimately be blessed? [Matthew 5:10]



2019-05-01
Escaping Jerusalem AD 70: How and when did the Christians get the warning to leave Jerusalem prior to A.D. 70? Pray that it will not be on the Sabbath or in winter? [Eusebius].



2019-02-22
Turning the Other Cheek: What does "turn the other cheek" mean, & how are these verses to be taken regarding being struck on the cheek? [Matthew 5:39, Acts 23:3, John 18:23]



2018-12-27
Persecuted by the Church: The early church killed people, calvin killed people, what about luther?
False Doctrine: Throw people out who teach false doctrine (not saved if you don't speak in tongues)?


2018-12-17
Personal Suffering: Do you have any Scripture relating to reasons for suffering, because I'm all of sudden going through financial loss, romantic loss, health loss, & wondering what do to do, what Scripture I can rely on? [Job, 1 Peter 1, 2 Corinthians, Romans 8:18]



2018-11-12
Persecution of the Jews & Josephus: So even after the Destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, the Jews were majorally prosecuted, like in the cities in Damacus. We get this from Josephus & his works, do we?



2018-11-08
Jews & Persecution: Why are the Jews subject to so much persecution?



2018-09-20
Catholic Prosecution: How can "Christians" who have slaughtered 1000s of people be eligible to have eternal life?



2018-09-12
Abuse & Persecution: Being patient with those that abuse & persecute you.



2018-07-16
Sufferings of Christ: I'm wondering about having the sufferings of Christ that Paul was talking about in Philippians. Can you explain it? [Philippians 3:10-11]



2018-05-22
Divorce: Divorce is it not allowed at all? You are always committing adultery if you remarry someone who is divorced?
Adolph Hitler: Why would God allow an Adolph Hitler to happen?
Worshipping God all day in Eternity: why should we want to sit in heaven all day worshipping God?

2018-05-01
John Calvin's Persecutions: Where can I find about the persecutions that John Calvin handed down back in his day?



2018-01-19
Martin Luther: Was Martin Luther King saved? Was he led by God?
The Persecuted Church: Are Christians still persecuted around the world as much as they were in the 1st century?
Movies about Jesus: What did you think about some movies about Jesus, such as, Last Temptation of Christ, Jesus Christ Superstar or The Passion of the Christ?

2018-01-08
Being Mistreated: We need to be prepared to be mistreated!



2017-10-30
Satan Oppression or Just Bad Luck: How do we know when it's Satan attacking us or it's just bad luck, & is it important to know the difference between the 2?



2017-09-18
Church being Us: The Church or the Mansions are us!
Drinking Urine & Eating Dung: Where does it say that in Isaiah that if you add or subtract one word in the Bible, you'll drink your own urine & eat your dung? [Isaiah 36:12, Revelation 22:18-19]


2017-09-11
Witnessing to a Unitarian: Caller has been trying to share the gospel to a Unitarian, & he said it's all about love, but should I use the 9/11 tragedy as good example of non-loving event?



2017-09-08
Not being Offended by Jesus: "And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me", what did He mean? [Matthew 11:6, Luke 7:23]



2017-08-11
Steve's Changing Belief Systems: Besides dispensationalism, have you ever changed your mind on anything?
Beast Overcoming the Saints: The beast that "makes war w/ the saints & overcomes them", are they going to overcome all of them? [Revelation 13:7]


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]



2017-07-31
Prosperity & Blessing in OT, Suffering & Persecution in NT: In the Old Testament there seems to be an emphasis that if you live a righteous life, you will prosper, be blessed, but in the New Testament, just the opposite seems to be true, that we'll be suffering more than being blessed.



2016-01-12
Souls under the Altar: Who were the martyrs that were under the altar? Were they Slain for the Word of God? [Revelation 6, Revelation 7]
Innumerable Company (Great Multitude): Who are the Great Multitude in Revelation? [Revelation 7:9-17]


2016-01-04
God's Wrath on the Amalekites: I have an atheist friend who points this passage out, asking why would God order the killing of the Amalekites? [1 Samuel 15:2-3]



2015-12-30
Prayer Request: Bad things are happening in India, & requesting prayer that Christians will be able to continue to share the gospel.



2015-12-18
The Quran/Koran: Who wrote the Quran?
the Koran's teachings & ISIL's behaviour: How does the Quran teachings affect the radicalness of ISIL?
Beheading of Christians: What about the beheading of Christians?

2015-11-05
Christian Persecution: Are we supposed to help prevent persecution of Christians or just accept it as a reality of being a Christian? [Romans 8:35]



2015-10-13
Strong-hold & Foot-hold follow-up:: What are they again, since Steve didn't get a chance to answer the first time?
Jacob's Trouble: How is it that the children of Israel experienced Jacob's trouble & are saved out of it, but how were they experiencing distress of it if they left before 70 AD? [Jeremiah 37]


2015-09-01
The person Job Getting a New Wife: Did Job get a new wife at the end of his latter days?
Chastised by the Lord or Being Attacked by Enemy: How can we know if we are being chastening by the Lord or being attacked by the Devil? [Hebrews 12]


2015-07-23
Ruin & Destruction & Relents from Sending Calamity: Is God a good God? In one passage it says He'll have no qualms about making ruin & destruction happening but then in other places He relents from causing calamity. Can Steve explain the contradiction? [Deuteronomy 28:63, Jonah 4:2]



2015-07-17
John Calvin: John Calvin persecuted Anabaptists, & while it's true Paul persecuted Christians, he hadn't been a Christian yet, but Calvin supposedly had been & still did that. Doesn't believing Christ change you from wanting you to do that?
Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage question: What if the spouse who was NOT guilty wanted to come back to them even after the other person had been married & had kids?


2015-04-07
God Intervening: Why doesn't God intervene & stop bad things from happening, especially for Christians who were praying when they were killed?



2015-03-23
Assyrian Christians being persecuted: Is there anything we can do for the Assyrian Christians being killed in Iraq by ISIS?



2015-02-20
Apostasy & Strong Delusion: When is the Apostasy & what is the Strong Delusion that are mentioned in [2 Thessalonians 2]?
Catholic Church: Could the Catholic Church get more evil (again) as we get closer to the end time?


2015-02-18
Avenging our Blood & Beheading: Are the beheadings that happen in the last part of Revelation by any chance what they are asking about when they ask, "When will our blood be avenged?" [Revelation 20:4, Revelation 6:9-11]
Jesus' Second Coming: What are the things that must still be fulfilled before Jesus comes back? Could He come back today?


2014-12-09
Dying for Christ: If we have a true relationship w/ the Father, with Jesus, we should have no fear of dying for Him, if we were ever threatened w/ death for not denouncing Christ.



2014-10-31
persecution happening: Pakistan is going through a lot of persecution. Sufferings is real. Caller loves Steve's radio show to edify the believers because there is no radio in Pakistan.



2014-10-08
Shimei Curses David & False Accusations: Why did Shimei curse David? [2 Samuel 16:5-13, Job 4-23]



2014-08-28
"Slain for the Word of God": Can you explain who the souls are that are crying out that were slain for the word & testimony of God? [Revelation 6:9-11]
Activity in Heaven in Contrast to the New Earth: What is everyone doing in Heaven when they die? I know some things we are doing on the New Earth, but what are we doing in Heaven?


2014-08-08
The Middle East & Chaldean Christians: There's a lot of persecution happening to the Chaldean Christians in the Middle East, & nobody is talking about it.
Masonic Lodge followup comment: Secret idolatry in hidden chambers in temples, so one should stay away from secret societies like the Masonic Lodge. [Ezekiel 8-10]


2014-08-01
Blood of the Martyrs: "The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church". Who said that, & what does it mean? I know it's not in the Bible.



2014-07-25
The land of Israel: Even though Israel owns the land right now, they haven't always owned it, but God promised them that they'd own it foever, & God promised Abraham that his seed would be as the dust of the earth, the stars of the sky. [Genesis 28:14, Genesis 13:16, Galatians 3:16, Romans 4: , Psalm 2:8]
The Jews Flourishing: If Satan could stop the flourishing of Israel, would he be making God out to be a liar?
Killing the Jews: There is no rhyme or reason as to why people would want to kill the Jews, including the Muslims.

2014-06-27
Christian Martyrdom: What is the best book on Christian Martyrdom?
Steve Gregg Debates: Have you ever debated Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses or Muslims?


2014-05-23
Mariam Ibrahim: Are you familiar with Mariam Ibrahim who is about to be executed for not converting to Islam?



2014-05-21
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: This verse seems to be used in all kinds of situations, but isn't it being taken out of context? Wasn't it talking directly to the Israelites? Does it refer to Christians also? [Isaiah 54:17, Romans 8:31]



2014-05-12
John Calvin & Michael Servetus: Follow up to John Calvin having Michael Servetus burned at the stake, caller having varying information as to why he did it.
Dispensationalism & Futurism: Dispensationalists have to be a Futurist, but does the other way necessarily ring true, does a Futurist have to be a Dispensationalist?


2014-04-08
John Calvin & Michael Servetus: Why did John Calvin have Michael Servetus burned at the stake? What is for his baptism views or the Trinity?



2014-03-07
Apostles' Deaths: Why did most of the original Apostles have to die such horrible deaths?



2014-03-06
Civil law & Persecution: What is our duty about obeying the "law of the land" but not wanting to be persecuted or not wanting to obey some questionable laws?
Christians at Liberty: Are Christians allowed to enjoy themselves? or do we have to give everything up, "forsaking" ourselves?


2014-03-05
Hinduism verses Christianity: Does God seek us or do we seek Him?
Becoming a Christian: How do we become a Christian? [John 3]
Incognito Christian & not understanding everything: If we are threatened w/ death for being a Christian, can we pretend we are not, even though we are? What if I don't understand everything as a Christian? [Luke 17:33, Matthew 10:39, Matthew 16:25 25, John 12:25 25, Mark 8:35 35, Luke 9:24]

2014-02-03
Persecution: What would the first century church or the apostles do if a group of people, such as Muslims, came to a town & said either convert or die?



2014-01-13
Gift of Prophecy: What is the role of prophecy for today? Someone thinks 2014 & 2015 are going to be turbulent times, martial law & so on. [1 Corinthians 7:7, 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6, Ephesians 4:11, Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 14:1-15]
Trusting God: What it all boils down to is people just don't seem to trust God enough.


2014-01-10
Defending against persecution: What does the Scripture say about defending yourself, defending the church against persecution? [James 5:5-6]



2013-02-11
Pray for our Leadership of our Country: How do we pray for the leadership of our country when they are passing laws of abominations, yet will single out the righteous people?
Mark of the Beast: Is it true that once we accept the Mark of the Beast, that we are lost forever?


2013-01-22
Accusing of the Brethren: Satan can falsely accuse you in the court of law.



2013-01-21
Special Revelation to offset such Violent Persecution: It's as if because people like John the Baptist & the Apostle Paul suffered such persecution, that God offset that by giving them special Revelation to keep them going. [Luke 12:48]
Timeline of Daniel being a Problem: Daniel & his companions were in a 3 year training program, so how could Daniel give insight to Nebuchadnezzar in only his second year of training? Is that why Nebuchadnezzar didn't originally call on them in the first round? [Daniel 1:1, Daniel 2:1]
Speaking in Aramaic & The King of the Statue: Why did the Chaldeans speak in Aramaic? [Daniel 2:4] The 4 Kingdoms of Daniel 2, the way my Bible has the subnotes identifying them, are they correct? [Daniel 2:36-39]
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