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Topic: Church (General)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-23
Tongues & Other Gifts in the Church: Why the church is not benefitting by more people exercising of their gifts in the church? [I Corinthians 14:26-29, Romans 12:6-8].



2021-06-23
Pharaoh's Dynasty in Exodus: In Exodus, was it because it was a new dynasty that arose, that the Pharaoh did not know Joseph? [Exodus 1:8].
Old Testament Saints & The Body of Christ: Are the Old Testament saints part of the "Body of Christ"? [Ephesians 3:1-6, Matthew 8:11, Hebrews 11].
Ecclesia, Bride of Christ & The Church: Is the "Bride of Christ" a larger group, or synonymous for "The Church" [Acts 11].

2021-06-23
How Many Required for a Church?: How many people do you need to gather together to call yourself a church? [Matthew 18:20].
The Bible Project: Are you familiar with "The Bible Project" with Tim Mackie, and what do you think of it?


2021-06-14
"The Israel of God": Who is "the Israel of God?" [Galatians 6:15-16, Galatians 4:28, Romans 9:6].



2021-06-09
John MacArthur & the Free Masons: Caller talks about John MacArthur and his family connection to the Masons, and his giving credit to them for the spiritual blessing on his ministry today.
John MacArthur Accusing Other of Anti-Semitism: Is it not reason to question John MacArthur's trustworthiness if he has said that if ones sees the church as Israel, they are anti-Semitic?


2021-06-08
Helpless Dependence: Could you help me to understand what you mean by "helpless dependence" in your book, "The Kingdom of God"? [I John 2:6, Psalm 127:1, Galatians 3:3].
Pre-Trib Rapture Evidence: How would you answer David Jeremiah when he indicates that because the church is not mentioned after Revelation 3, it is indicative of a pre-tribulation rapture? [Revelation 13:7, Revelation 19:6]


2021-05-27
Evangelical Deconstruction: If you are familiar with DC Talk's, Kevin Max, what do you think of his and other's ex-evangelical deconstruction? [Galatians 1:10].
Michael, the Buddhist: How is Michael, the Buddhist doing?


2021-05-17
When Jesus Comes-What's Next for the Christians Who are Alive: Will we see heaven if we are alive when Jesus comes? Will we go to heaven and have the marriage supper there? [Revelation 21:9, Revelation 21:2, Revelation 17, Hebrews 12:22].
Earth Burns Up: Where will we, who are alive when Jesus comes, be when the earth burns up?
Pagan, Heathen, Gentile: What is the difference between, "pagan", "heathen" and "gentile"?

2021-04-14
Church Membership: Could you elaborate on your view of when a church won't accept certain people with particular views into their membership? [Acts 10:15, Romans 14:5, I Corinthians 3:1, Proverbs 27:17, Romans 16:17, Romans 15:7].



2021-04-13
Seven Churches Warning to Us: Do churches today face the same warnings as did the seven churches in Revelation?
Wealth & Riches Cause for Concern: Regarding the church of Laodicea's warning about them being wealthy and comfortable, how do we relate to that? [I Timothy 6:6-11, Matthew 13:1-9, Revelation 3:14-22].


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.



2021-04-09
Attending a Calvinist Church: Could you give me your thoughts on attending a Calvinist church, as they seem to really be off the mark in their theology? Recommended Lecture; "God's Sovereignty and Man's Salvation".



2021-04-05
The Salvation Army: Could you talk about The Salvation Army as a church?



2021-04-05
Various Views in the Jerusalem church: What are the different views of those in the Jerusalem church?
Senior Pastors in the Jerusalem Church: How did the hierarchy of the Jerusalem church compare to those that would be considered senior pastors in churches today? [Galatians 2:12, Acts 15, Matthew 23:8].


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?

2021-03-22
Strong Delusions Scare Me: I am experiencing some doubt in my faith, and am afraid God's sending of strong delusions and fear associating with the wrong people, for fear that I will feel the spirit of the wrong kind or be mislead? [Hebrews10:25, 2 Thessalonians 2, I John 4:1-6].



2021-03-22
Those That "Rule Over" Us: Could you talk about those in authority and how they are to "rule over" us-those in government, institutional church, home church, and how it relates to our own souls? [Hebrews 13:17, Hebrews 13:7, Hebrews 13:24].



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].


2021-03-05
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].


2021-02-11
Liturgy & Traditions for Worship: Should our worship include some of the liturgy of the Catholic church or Old Testament Jewish traditions? How do we determine what to include?



2021-01-28
Group Forming; "Live Not by Lies": Forming a group around the ideas presented in the book; Live Not by Lies", by Rod Dreher
Book about Home Church: What do you think of "Reimagining Church" by Frank Viola?


2021-01-25
Group for Shared Values: Announcement about a community group in the Vancouver, Washington area (go on Craig's Lies/ Groups) sharing about the book, "Live Not by Lies", by Rod Dreher



2021-01-20
Home Church Fellowship & Community: I am not sure how to think about going back to the more traditional church, as this time of community meetings seems better. Before we tolerated sinfulness in the church, but now we interact more. Can you help? [Matthew 13:24-30, Matthew 18:17, I Corinthians 5:12-13].



2021-01-13
How to Study the Bible: What is the best way to get familiar with and study the Bible (rec: go through the Bible at TheNarrowPath.com)?
Responsibility of the Overseers: What does Acts 20:28 mean regarding the responsibility of the overseers for the church? [Acts 20:28, Matthew 20:25-27, Matthew 23:8-9].


2020-12-29
Failure of the Contemporary Church: Caller comments on the failure of the contemporary church and loss of Bible literacy.



2020-12-18
Christadelphians: Is the Christadelphian group a cult?
The Conviction of the Holy Spirit: What do you recommend regarding taking care to not squelch the prompting and conviction of the Holy Spirit [I Corinthians 11:30-32]. (The answer is given after the break as Steve was muted.)


2020-12-14
Vaccine: What do you think about taking the vaccine, as I am afraid I might not be able to work if I don't take it?
Genesis Bible School: Are you familiar with Genesis Bible School out of Santa Rosa, California?
Government Interference with Church Gathering: What do you think about the government not allowing us to gather so that we can love on each other?

2020-12-11
Healthy Church: Have you heard of the Philadelphia Church in Seattle? What is your idea of a healthy church?



2020-12-02
Requirements for Spiritual Leaders (Pastors, Ministers, Preachers) in Churches: Is there any requirements for spiritual leaders, if they have been divorced or formerly fallen to sin, but repented? [I Timothy 3, Titus 1].



2020-11-25
Qualifications for Apostles: What are the qualifications for an apostle? Should I be at a church that calls some there apostles? [2 Corinthians 8:23, John 13:20, Ephesians 4:11, 2 Corinthians 12:12, Matthew 23:10].



2020-11-25
Request for Prayer for Sudi: Request for prayers for Sudi, who was just discovered to have a mass that is likely to be cancer.
The Right Church and Denomination: How can one be sure they are in the right denomination, if experiences in the wrong one were somewhat convincing.


2020-11-17
Church in the Gospels: If you say that the word "church" was only found two times in the gospels, how did we come up with our liturgy and how did they conduct church in the early church [Matthew 16, Matthew 18, Acts 2:42-49, I Corinthians 14, I Corinthians 11, I Timothy 3, Titus 1, 2 Corinthians 3:17].



2020-11-10
Supersessionism, the Kingdom of God & Spiritual Family in Christ: Could you give me feedback on a brief statement regarding the spiritual family we have in Christ as the church, the Israel of God, the Kingdom of God, and Supersessionism?



2020-11-09
Meaning of the Word "Church": What does the word "church" mean in Matthew 18? [Matthew 18:15-17, Matthew 16:18, I Corinthians 5:4-5].



2020-10-30
Fellowship: Will God allow me some time to get connected to other believers in fellowship? [Hebrews 10:25]



2020-10-29
Sins of the Fathers: Do the sins of fathers get judged upon the children? [Ezekiel 18:2].
Whole Church Lost in Revelation: Was the whole church that is said to be in a "fallen state", completely lost? [Revelation 2:5].


2020-10-26
Baptism Without a Church Fellowship: If someone does not have a home church, but has become a believer via radio ministry, where does one get baptized?



2020-10-14
The Notion of the "Body of Christ": How does our notion of the "body of Christ" parallel to other groups idea of our souls are part & parcel with God? [I Corinthians 12].



2020-09-25
Apostolic Succession: Would you talk about Catholic "apostolic succession" and the early church fathers? [Acts 12].



2020-09-22
Church-Hospital for the Sick?: Should the church should be seen as a safe place, or hospital for the sick, rather than a place where church discipline would be conducted? [Matthew 18:15-17]



2020-09-21
Worship on Saturdays or Sundays?: Are we supposed to worship on Saturdays (The Sabbath) or Sundays? [I Corinthians 10:31, I Thessalonians 5:16-18, Romans 12:1, Acts 2:46].



2020-09-21
Is 7th Day Adventism Correct in their Doctrine: Because I am seeking the true church, and am being drawn to the 7th Day Adventists, can you clarify why you don't think they are a good denomination with solid doctrine?



2020-09-21
Disatisfaction with My Church's Worship Music: Can you advise about my disatisfaction with the worship music at my church?



2020-09-17
Former Membership in Cults: Should one who once belonged to a cultic group, should they have their name taken off the rolls?
War in Heaven: How can there be war in heaven? [Revelation 12:7, Daniel 10].


2020-09-11
"The Last Days" in the Mind of the Early Church: What was the mindset of the early church regarding the "last days"? [2 Timothy 3:1-9, Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17].



2020-09-11
Leaving Dispensationalism & Finding Fellowship: Can you offer some direction for fellowship for those of us who were only presented with Dispensationalism, and have since moved away from it?
Church at Home with Steve Gregg: Is my wife and I listening to your lectures at home the same as "church"?


2020-09-08
Church Finances & Transparency: Is it mandatory for pastors to be transparent about the church's finances?



2020-09-01
Rebroadcasts of Narrow Path Radio Program: Does the Narrow Path Ministry have to pay for additional air-time when radio stations rebroadcasts it during other parts of the day, when it's not live?
Causes to Break-off Fellowship or Church Discipline: You have said that many things are not enough to break fellowship over, so what things ARE worthy of breaking fellowship over?


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
Where to Attend Church: Where do you recommend one attends church, specifically after a megachurch has absorbed ours?



2020-08-11
Original Sin and Lesbian Lifestyle: Caller comments on original sin and her lesbian sister who has felt she was gay since early childhood.



2020-08-11
Christians Hating: How bad is it now, as we Christians seem to hate each other within the church, much less outside the church? [I John 3:15].



2020-08-11
Pastors Forgiving Sins in Church: Caller comments on the inappropriateness of church pastors pronouncing the forgiveness of their congregants sins. [John 20:23].



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].



2020-08-06
Foundation Prophets & Apostles: Who were the apostles and prophets referred to by Paul as the faith's foundation? [Ephesians 2:20, I Corinthians 3, Ephesians 4:11, I Corinthians 13].



2020-08-05
Work Out Your Own Salvation: What do you think of the claim that "working out one's own salvation" is an excuse not to attend church? [Philippians 2:12].
Working Out One's Own Salvation: Are the verbs in Greek in plural, in the verse about working out one's salvation? [Philippians 2:12].


2020-08-04
Questioning the Authority of the Pastor: Am I obligated to follow our pastor without question?



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?



2020-07-24
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
Church Programs & Routines: Why do you think that church programs are so programmed and routine, such as, standing up and sitting down, etc.? [Genesis 24:64].



2020-07-15
Church & Government Finances: Do you think that churches should accept government finances or benefits? [Jeremiah 17:8].



2020-07-13
Power No Longer Manifested in the Church: Is not the church not manifesting the power of God today as it should be? [Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, I Corinthians 4:20].
Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Is the power lacking in the church today because many may not have experienced the "Baptism of the Spirit"? [Acts 10, Acts 19].
Believers Not Experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit: What do you say to a believer who has not experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives?[Hebrews 8:10, Ezekiel 36:25, Ezekiel 11:19, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 5:18].

2020-07-10
Parable of the Mustard Seed: Is the parable of the mustard seed not what it first appears, but about something bad developing in the church? [Luke 13:18-20, Ezekiel 17:22, Ezekiel 31:6, Daniel 4:1-18, Luke 8:5, Revelation 2:28, Revelation 22:16, Isaiah 14:12].



2020-07-09
Fellowship Suggestion for Davis (Sacramento), CA: Do you have any suggestions about connecting to people for fellowship near Davis (Sacramento), California.
Encouragement Needed: What would you recommend I do to help me feel less discouraged with current events in our culture? [Psalms].


2020-07-08
Prophets & Idol Worship in Church Today: Regarding prophets and idol worship in the church today-how does it look and how does one judge them? [I John 4, Deuteronomy 18, Deuteronomy 13, Jeremiah 28, Acts 11, Acts 20, 2 John 1:7].
Bible Commentators: Would you recommend some authors of Bible Commentaries (Derek Kidner, F.F. Bruce, Tyndale series).


2020-07-07
Koinonia, Church Fellowship: Could you comment on how important "Koinonia" is for the body of Christ?
Closer Proximity for Fellowship: Should our modern churches be more focused on getting families that are in close proximity into fellowship together?


2020-07-07
Finding Fellowship: Can you help me find a way to get connected and into a local fellowship?



2020-07-07
Politics in Church: What do you think about pastors teaching about politics every Sunday in church?



2020-07-02
Politics & the Pulpit: How much should politics be presented from the pulpit? [Ephesians 6:13].



2020-07-01
Many Mansions & Heaven: Is the verse about the many mansions talking about heaven? [John 14:2].
Heaven, Many Mansions & the Holy City: Is the verse about "many mansions" referring to the same thing as the "holy city" in Revelation 21:2 [John 14:2, Revelation 21:2, I Corinthians 3:16, I Peter 2:5, Ephesians 2:19-21].].


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].



2020-06-26
Steve's Favorite "ology": Do you have a favorite "ology" (eschatology, soteriology, etc.)?
Romans 11:25 (Olive Tree & Israel): Would you exegete Romans 11:25 (the olive tree, Israel)? [Romans 11:25-26].
Supersessioinism: Are you a Supersessionist? Do not the Jews get a second chance as seen in Hosea? [Hosea 6:1-3].

2020-06-25
Good Books About Satan: Caller offers book suggestions on the topic of Satan: by Michael Brown.
Christian Fundamentalism: How would you define Christian Fundamentalism? Is is a good thing or a bad thing?


2020-06-19
Elders & Deacons: What is the difference between an elder and a deacon? [I Timothy 3].
Elder-Husband of One Wife: What does it mean in the qualifications for elders when it says "husband of one wife"? [I Timothy 3].
Male as Generic Descriptor in Scripture: Does the Bible use "he", the male gender descriptor, in a generic and inclusive way rather than really indicating a male is being discussed?

2020-06-18
Deacon Qualifications: My church wants me to fill the role of deacon, but I am hesitant about the qualifications? [I Timothy 3].



2020-06-12
Struggle in Spiritual Life: I am struggling with my spiritual life; fellowship and Bible reading, following my wife's death, can you advise? [Amos 8:11].



2020-06-11
Small Church Meetings: What do you think about smaller church gatherings, attempting to emulate the early church. Is there enough time and attention on the sermon, rather than eating and visiting?



2020-06-11
Finding a Church to Baptize One: Would you advise me as to how to find a church in which to get baptized?



2020-06-02
Former Catholic Questions "What is Essential": From a Former Catholic, who is now attending a non-denominational church; "I get confused about the meaning of being "Born again" among other things. What should I be more focused on to grow in my faith?"
The Pentecostal Denomination & The Trinity: Does it matter what church I go to? The pastor of the Pentecostal church is nice, but his view of The Trinity doctrine is different.


2020-06-02
Pre-millennial & Anmillennial Church History: When did the church transition from Pre-millennial to Amillennial? [Revelation 2:6, Matthew 20:25-28].



2020-05-28
Why is Not More Being Written in the Bible Today: Why are God's people not still writing more to add to the Bible?



2020-05-21
The Eucharist (Communion Memorial): Could you help me sort the various views of the Eucharist (Communion), and what if I can't decide? What then, would the ramifications be of perhaps being wrong? (Acts 10).
The Eucharist (Communion Memorial): What would the ramifications and consequences being mistaken about the Eucharist?
The Eucharist & Church Membership: How can I join a church if I am not sure what happens at the Eucharist, if their statement of faith is specific about it? [I Corinthians 1].

2020-05-18
Pastors & Government Compliance: Is a pastor a servant of the state and should he be complying with government control?



2020-05-15
Leftist Church & Politics: What does one do about a church that seems to be involved in leftist politics?



2020-05-11
The Chosen of God, the Elect: Why do you believe that we are not chosen as the elect by the Holy Spirit?
A Sovereign God That Allows Evil in the World: If God is sovereign, why does He allow so much evil in the world?


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].

2020-04-30
Wood, Hay, Stubble, Gold, Silver, Precious Stones: Is the wood, hay, and stubble, the wicked, and the gold, silver, and precious stones the faithful, in the letter to the Corinthians? [I Corinthians 1-3:6-14, I Peter 2:5, Malachi 3, Isaiah 1:22].
Apollos' Eloquent Speaking: Is there scripture that indicates that Apollos was an enticing or eloquent speaker? [Acts 18:24].


2020-04-27
Dispensational View of the Nation of Israel: Does this verse in Jeremiah mean that there must remain a nation of Israel? [Jeremiah 31:35-36, I Peter 2:9-10, 1:8, 2 Thessalonians 2, Daniel 9].



2020-04-24
Comment About Junk Mail: Comment in appreciation of the lack of junk mail The Narrow Path sends compared to what other ministries send.
New Creations in the Jewish Proselytes & Church Today: Are you familiar with the history of the proselytes in the Jewish faith being called "new creations" and does this relate to the New Covenant Church new creation? [Romans 8:18-22, 2 Corinthians 10:17, 5: 17, Hebrew 9:11, Isaiah 65:17].


2020-04-21
24 Elders & the Church: Comment regarding the 24 elders as the church. [Revelation 4 & 5].
Revelation About AD 70, Instead of End Times: What is the main thing that causes you to believe that Revelation is primarily about AD 70 instead of about the end times? [Revelation 1:1-3, 22:10, Daniel 12:4].


2020-04-21
The Papacy & the Rider on the White Horse: Did the reformers believe that the rider on the white was the Pope or papacy? [Revelation 6:1, 13].
Pre-Tribulation Rapture: Does the phrase in Revelation 4 about the trumpet saying, "come hither" or "come here" refer to the rapture? [Revelation 4:1, 1:10, 19:7, I Thessalonians 4].


2020-04-17
Tithing Other Than to One's Local Church: Is it acceptable to tithe to other ministries rather than only to one's own local church?



2020-04-16
Noah's Ark: Is it conceivable that the animals on Noah's ark were just babies, and not really full grown?
7th Day Adventists: Would you tell me about the 7th Day Adventists and if they are Christians? [Romans 14].


2020-04-15
Bound & Loosed in Heaven: Could you clarify the ramifications of the passage in Matthew 18 and what is bound in heaven? [Matthew 18:18].
Two Agree and it is Done & Brothers Sinning: What does it mean when it says where two agree, it will be done in Matthew 18 and does it relate to the preceding verses? [Matthew 18:15-20].


2020-04-09
Church of Christ Origins: Could you clarify the origins of the Church of Christ? [Romans 16:16, Hebrews 12:23].
Church of Christ & The Way: Do you think that the Christian assemblies in 33A.D. would have been called "The Way", rather than the Church of Christ as the denomination contends?


2020-04-07
Covid-19 & The Church Attendees Who Got Sick: Caller comment; Going to church is not a good idea, because several people became sick & 2 died from Covid-19 at a church choir practice, even though they practiced safety measures.



2020-04-07
Comment about Quarantine: Comment about not going to church during the quarantine.



2020-04-07
70th Week in Daniel: When does the last half of the 70th week in Daniel end? [Daniel 9:27]
The Local Church: Are you familiar with "The Local Church"? What was your overall impression of them?
Peter Popoff: What do you think about Peter Popoff?

2020-04-07
Elect Lady in 2 John: Is John talking to the church or a real lady in 2 John, when he speaks to the Elect Lady? [2 John 1:1].
Scofield Bible: What do you think of the Scofield Bible?


2020-04-07
Comment on Coronavirus Quarantine Restriction for Churches: Comment on church services during Choronavirus quarantine.



2020-04-06
Coronavirus Pandemic - Should We Test God: Do you think it is right for church to stay open during this pandemic? Is it not tempting God?



2020-03-30
Church Leaders - Not Exhibiting Love: What do you think about a worship leader in our church who indicates he just doesn't like some people and avoids them? [I John 4:7-8, John 13:34, Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 13].
Mean Christians Sharpen Us: Could it be that unloving or mean people are there to sharpen us, like the scripture says? [Proverbs 27:17].


2020-03-27
Kingdom of God Enacted: Are we at that place in God's timeline suggested in Genesis 3, where the kingdom of God is enacted and progressing-in the crushing of Satan's head? [Genesis 3:15, Romans 16:20, Psalms 47:3,
Kingdom of God: Who is being grafted into the kingdom - is it now primarily gentiles, rather than the Jews? [Romans 11:11f].


2020-03-27
How Many Are Truly Saved Today: What kind of percentage of people today do you think are truly committed, or true disciples of Christ? [Matthew 7:22].



2020-03-26
Church after the Book of Acts: What happened to the church after the book of Acts? [Matthew 20:26].



2020-03-26
Coronavirus Pandemic Controls: Would you comment on my struggle with the government controlling the closure of businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic?
Government Control on Sunday Gatherings: Would you comment on the government controlling us by restricting our attending Sunday worship gatherings?


2020-03-26
Authority to the Popes to the Apostles: Do the popes have the authority of "binding and loosing" that Jesus promised to the apostles? [Matthew 16:19, 18:18, 2 Corinthians 8:23].
Mary & the Saints Perfected in Righteousness: Relative to the Catholic claim that Mary and the saints are prefected in righteousness, are we not already prefected in righteouseness in Christ? [3 John].


2020-03-25
Why a Sermon on Sunday: Why do we gather once a week to listen to someone give a sermon, when it would be more beneficial to have a conversation? [Acts 2].



2020-03-23
Distancing Oneself from the Church: What do you think about my wife, a good Christian woman, who has distanced herself from the corporate church? [Hebrews 10:25-31].



2020-03-19
Israel of God: What or who is the "Israel of God" in Galatians 6? [Galatians 3:7,29, 6:16].



2020-03-18
Trinity: The Father & the Son also indwell the church, too, just like the Holy Spirit, don't they? [John 14:21]
Nicaean Council & the Trinity: Unitarian & Oneness is more accurate than the Traditional view of the Trinity, according to the caller. [Dayna will have to figure out how to word this question....I have NO idea what he's saying, or what to write of what he's asking! She missed a couple questions, so she'll write them once this is posted & she has time!]


2020-03-13
LDS View-Unbroken Chain: How do you respond to the very important LDS view that one must have someone lay hands on them from an unbroken chain in order to be filled with the Holy Spirit, or baptize others?
Qualifications for Church Leadership: What do you think the scriptural qualifications are for starting or leading a church? [I Timothy 3, Titus 1].


2020-03-13
Coronavirus-Church Closed: What do you think about a church who closed their doors because of the Corona virus?



2020-03-13
Unity School Church: What do you think about the Unity School?



2020-03-11
Christianity Not a Religion: As an unbeliever, I find that the argument that Christianity isn't a religion, annoying, can you tell me more about how that is defended?



2020-03-10
Dual Fulfillment of Prophecy: What do you think about dual fulfillment of prophecy? [Isaiah 8, Hebrews, Psalm 89:29, Matthew 24, Revelation].
Seven Churches in Revelation: How do you see the significance of the seven churches in Revelation?
Matthew 24: Do you think that Matthew 24 has implications for both past and present? [Matthew 24].

2020-03-09
Worship Service in Church: What form of worship should take place in church, when worshipping in Spirit & Truth? What should it look like on a Sunday morning as far as the raising of hands, singing, and so on? [John 4:19-24, 5:42, Isaiah 29:13].



2020-02-17
Unequally Yoked in Church to Unbelievers: How does "unequally yoked" work if we are asked to bring unsaved people to church? [I Corinthians 14, 2 Corinthians 6:14].
The Kingdom of God: I love your lecture "Beholding the Glory", I wish everyone could hear it! Do you think you will write about "The Kingdom of God"?


2020-02-06
No One in Heaven Yet: Is John 14 actually telling us that no one is in heaven yet? [John 14:2, 16, 23, 16:7, Hebrews 3:6].



2020-01-31
Study Bibles: What would be recommend as the best study Bible? And which ones should I avoid?
Approaching Church About Improving: What is the best way to inform your church leadership about your concern for heightening their ministry and help me grow?


2020-01-21
Church Membership & Submission to Leaders: What do you think about church membership and submitting to the church leaders? [Hebrews 13:17].



2020-01-07
Helping the Homeless: How should I handle my frustration with the homeless that simply seem to be using our church for what they can get out of it and seem to disrespect us with coarse language, etc.? [Galatians 6:10].
Internet Dating: Is it acceptable to look for a wife on the internet through a dating site?


2019-12-13
Unbeliever in Church: If church is only for believers, what do we do with unbelievers who are in the church service? Do we not let them visit? [I Corinthians 14].
Gifts of the Magi: Would you talk about the gifts of the Magi? Is there any application to us? [Matthew 2, Luke 14:33].


2019-12-09
Looking for the Right Church: What should one look for in a church and its theology? [Matthew 28, I Corinthians 5].



2019-12-02
Wood, Hay, Stubble: Would you help me understand what Paul means by building with wood, hay, stubble, gold, & precious stones? [I Corinthians 3:6-12].



2019-11-14
Churches in Revelation: Why were there only seven churches addressed in the book of Revelation? [Revelation 1:4-17].
Second Coming: Could you help me with understanding the second coming of Christ?


2019-11-11
When to Leave a Fellowship: How do you know when to leave a fellowship where they seem to be embracing some very questionable doctrines? [Ephesians 5:11].



2019-11-06
Ministry Duties & Burn-Out: How do you learn to balance all the needs in a ministry with your own family's needs?
Main Duty of the Church Fellowship: Is the main priority of the church to preach and teacher, or other responsibilities?


2019-10-25
Very Young Pastor: What do you think of a very young youth pastor?
Men & Women Separated at Church: What do you think of men & women being separated into separate Bible studies? [Titus 2].


2019-10-21
Church Structure-Institutionalization: Can you talk about church structure and how it had already become institutionalized by the time of Augustine?



2019-10-14
Church Order: What do I make of the description of the order of church services in scripture? [I Corinthians 14].



2019-09-16
Bible Teacher's & Preacher's Fees: What do you think about these Bible teacher's and preachers who charge enormous fees? [Matthew 10:8, 21:12-13].



2019-09-11
Bride of Christ & The Church: Is there a difference between the bride of Christ and the church? [I Corinthians 12:13, Matthew 7, Ephesians 5:22-33]



2019-09-09
Church in Folsom/Sacramento: Do you know of a good church in the Folsom/ Sacramento area?



2019-08-30
Hypocrisy in the Church: Do you think that God would find our way of worship an abomination, if we are being hypocritical? [Malachi 1:10].



2019-07-26
Church of the First Born: Do you know anything about The Church of the First Born & what their doctrines are?



2019-07-05
Church replacing Israel: If the church was to replace Israel, why is it not mentioned in the Old Testament (old vs new covenants? [Jeremiah 11:16, Galatians 3: 14-16].
Old Testament Saved by Works: In the Old Testament, were the faithful saved by works rather than grace? [Hebrews 11, Micah 6:6-8, Psalm 51:17, Psalm 40:6-8].


2019-07-01
Dogs in Church: What do you think about people bringing their dogs to church (not service dogs)?



2019-06-27
Full Preterist Shunned at Church: As a Full Preterist, how does one handle churches who can't tolerate this difference of opinion?



2019-06-20
Determining Intended Audience: How does one determine the intended audience meant in various scriptures? Especially in light of the views of Don Preston and Full-Preterism? [2 Thessalonians 1:4-8, Revelation 1].



2019-06-07
Seventh Day Adventists/SDAs: Caller says a friend invited him to the SDA church, so does Steve know anything about them?



2019-05-24
Wood, Hay, Stubble What if we have a pastor who has a church service that is designed to entertain? {1 Corinthians 3:15}



2019-05-20
Christianity's Beginnings: When did Christianity begin?
Denominations: What are denominations? Are we not the one body of Christ?


2019-04-30
Church Loyalty: Should I leave a church that seems to think that I should simply go to a church that has the same views as I do, rather than discuss the concerns and differences I hold?
Bible Study Fellowship (BFS): What do you think of Bible Study Fellowship?


2019-04-30
Church Loyalty: Should I be concerned about splitting my time and involvement between my home church and another local church?



2019-04-30
Christian Gatherings: What is our obligation to gather together to fellowship, as believers? How do we see the organized corporate church in light of this scripture [Hebrew 10:25]?



2019-04-19
Building the Church: Why would scripture say, 'On this rock, I will build this church', when Moses was already with the church? 'The coming of the Lord', why did they speak of it as coming soon; 'not for you to know' How does this verse fit in Romans 16? [Romans 16:20, Matthew 16:18, Acts 7:38, I Thessalonians 4:5-6, Acts 1:7],



2019-04-15
Church buildings: Isn't it a sad day today because of the Notre Dame Cathredal burning down?



2019-04-12
Ecclesia (Church): Would you define the use of the word "ecclesia"and local vs. global church? What is the true church? What makes one qualify to be part of the true church?



2019-04-08
Divisions in the Church: Why so much division within the Christian body? [Romans 14, 1 Corinthians 3]



2019-04-08
Day for the Church Meeting: Is Saturday night OK to gather for church?
Communion (Lord's Supper): How often should we take communion? Who is qualified to take it?


2019-04-03
Knowing the True Church: Since believers are scattered throughout many denominations, how do we know who the true church and true believers are? What does the true church look like?
Baptism: How do we know if someone is really repentant and ready for baptism? Who has the authority to baptize?


2019-04-02
YWAM-Bethel: Is YWAM in Redding, CA connected with Bethel church?



2019-04-02
Rebaptism: Should I be concerned if my church is requiring rebaptism for membership?



2019-03-26
Church: What prevents the modern day church being like the early church? Why there much church discipline anymore?



2019-03-14
Healthy Churches: What would you suggest to help keep a ministry strong and healthy? Can you share your observations and what to watch out for?



2019-03-11
Scripture relevancy to today: Why do we think some scripture applies to us, when it was written to specific ancient people [Zephaniah 3:17]? Old Testament verses identified in the New Testament, as applying to us now. How to distinguish ones applicable to us today? [2 Corinthians 1:20].
Seven Churches (Revelation): Are the seven churches in Revelation, equal to "seven ages" many have been taught? [Revelation 1:11].


2019-03-07
The Church-Organization: What do you think about a home church vs an established church organization? The Narrow Path; Article: What is the Church?, Topical Lecture: Some Assembly Required



2019-03-06
Church Membership: Should we be involved in churches who require membership or signing a church covenant?



2019-02-25
Church Membership: A pastor presented a lecture on why church membership is biblical. Is this true?



2019-02-25
Church influencing your Children: What should the church involvement regarding how you raise your family?



2019-02-05
Essentials or Non-Essentials: Should there be a statement of faith, a list of things that are essential & non-essential that a church believes in? Is that a good idea?



2019-01-31
Churches in Atlanta: Do you know of any good churches in Atlanta? Are you on in any stations in Atlanta? How can I continue listening to your show?
Calvinism, Arminianism, Dispensationalism, Preterism: Can you tell me the difference between all these terms, all this terminology?


2019-01-23
Finding Church Fellowship: How does one find a good church and fellowship?



2019-01-22
Evangelism: What do you think about a statement that reflects the intent or mission of a board of Evangelism? [Matthew 23:19-20, I Peter 3:15].



2019-01-15
Church Elders & Leadership: If one has a more unconventional church, without typical business-like structures, how does one exercise church discipline and distribute other responsibilities and duties? [Titus].



2019-01-11
Reformed Church Would you talk about finding a good church? I am especially looking at the Reformed Church.



2018-12-26
No Denominations: If there was no division into denominations today, what do you suppose the church would look like?



2018-12-13
Any Church: Can I go to any denomination for church?
Anti-Christ, Man of Sin: Where will the anti-Christ come from, the man of sin?


2018-12-12
Homosexuality: How should Christians deal with the homosexuality community?
Church for Believers: Is the church an evangelical program or is it supposed to be only an assembly for believers?


2018-11-20
Steve's Church: Where does Steve go to church?



2018-11-15
Structure of the Church: Mormon caller, structure of the church, foundation of the apostles & prophets.



2018-11-15
Spiritual Gifts in each Church: How come most churches don't follow the spiritual gifts that Paul laid out at the end of 1 Corinthians, especially 1 Corinthians 14:26?



2018-10-25
Church Shopping: I'm in transition of churches, what do I look for in a church?



2018-08-30
Seed-Single or Plural: Seed is both singular & plural, why? [Galatians 3:16]



2018-08-21
Incognito Churches: Are modern churches changing their denominational names in order to conceal?



2018-08-15
Couple Worshipping at Separate Churches: A husband & a wife not worshipping together, one preferring the catholic church & another one preferring Protestantism. i'd just like your thought on that.



2018-08-07
Foot Washing: Are we lacking in traditions in our ceremonies like foot washing?



2018-08-01
Gimmicky Churches: I'm trying to find an good alternative church because the churches for today seem to be too gimmicky.



2018-07-24
Churches in the Santa Cruz Area: Do you know of any good churches to recommend in Santa Cruz area?



2018-07-24
Home Church Network in California State: Is there a network on a Website you can go to find home churches in California?



2018-07-20
Institutional Church: If the institutional church is not important then why does Paul emphasize deacons & elders so much?



2018-07-19
Calling a church to Repentance: Preaching against sinners in church, accusing people in the church about their sin, is that right to do?



2018-07-17
Church Organization What is the role of leaders and the general hierarchy of organized church? I know you don't believe in Church Membership. [1 Timothy 3, Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12]



2018-07-11
Religiously Abused People: How do we help people who were hurt by "religion"?



2018-06-27
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit: How can one know that they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit?
The New Church Experience: When I join I new church, how can I distinguish between having a spiritual or emotional experience? Do you have any lectures on it?


2018-06-26
Gates of Hades What does it mean that the Gates of Hades will not prevail against His church? [Matthew 16:18]



2018-06-19
Jesus' Temptation: Why was Jesus able to resist temptation?
Praying to Jesus: Why do we pray to Christ (instead of God the Father)?
Church Named After Christ: Why is His name in the church?

2018-05-24
The Church: Is the Church the Body of Christ or the Bride of Christ?



2018-05-07
State has more power than church for Marriage: Caller thinks the State only has the authority to hold couples accountable to their marriage rather than the church.



2018-05-07
Magic Tricks for Children's Worship: What do you think of having magic performed for children in church?



2018-04-20
Complaints about Christianity: Do you love everything dealing w/ Christianity?



2018-04-02
No Liberty in New Church: You don't seem free to think for yourself in the church i'm attending, can't really follow your own conscience.



2018-03-27
Israel being the Church: Is israel the church or not the church?



2018-03-23
Church of Christ: The Church of Christ will baptize you without having to join their church.
Satan entering Judas: Satan entering Judas Iscariot, was it preordained for Judas to betray Jesus? [Psalm 41:9, John 13:21]


2018-03-22
Jesus' Appearance: Is there no description of the physical appearance of Jesus or Heaven?
Church Service becoming Theatre: Large campuses w/video not at all like the early church.
Debating with Theologians: What's the point in debating if not to change their mind?

2018-03-21
Water Baptism: I was never baptized as an adult of my own volition. Should I get baptized? I don't really belong to a church, so how should I go about it?



2018-03-07
Tithing in Christian History: When did tithing start becoming a thing in the Christians church?



2018-03-02
Mount of Transfiguration: What was the purpose for the mount of Transfiguration?
Separation of Church & State: Is there a separation of church & state conflict issue with having Billy Graham in Rotunda?
Adam's Curse having a lasting effect in Eternity: Caller feels there will always be a lasting effect of Adam's curse because people who were born out of wedlock or incest, they have a free will also, & will be able to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior even though they should've never been in existence.

2018-02-26
Biblical Gospel vs Americanized Gospel: Can you elaborate on your thoughts regarding the gospel of the bible vs an Americanized gospel.



2018-02-23
Current Challenges of the Church: What do you think are the current challenges of the church?



2018-02-20
Vision for Church: What did Jesus & Paul have as a vision of what "church" is? Is the way we do church today just based on tradition?



2018-02-14
Christian Living: If a person doesn't do all the things a typical Christian does, such as going to church, does that mean they are not a true Christian?



2018-01-23
Husband & Wife Worshipping Together: Should a married couple always attend church together?



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?

2018-01-15
Young's Literal Translation: I like the Young's Literal Translation.
Plymouth Brethren: Do you know anything about the "Plymouth Brethren"?


2018-01-02
Limiting Sizes of Care Groups at Church: What do you think about church care group size limitations.



2018-01-01
Vocational or NonVocational Pastors: Should pastors have a 9-5 job in addition to their pastoral duties?



2017-12-22
Seeker-Sensitive Churches: Has Seeker-sensitive churches, relative to Calvinism, helped to grow the Calvinist position?



2017-12-06
Fellowshipping with Believers: Are we sinning if we don't assemble ourselves together with fellow believers? [Hebrews 10:25]
Dead in Christ shall Rise First: The dead in Christ shall rise first, the pre-tribulation view. [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17]


2017-11-28
Pastor's Role: Pastors, shepherds of churches, can you describe their Biblical role?



2017-11-27
Persecution of Christians: Why are Christians suffering violence? What is happening in the churches in America?



2017-11-16
Betrothed or the Bride of Christ: Is the Body of Christ, the church, a betrothal or the actual bride of Christ right now? [Matthew 26:29]



2017-11-16
Pastor & Church Issues: The size of the church has been shrinking, & they are going to beam in another pastor's sermon virtually. Is that a good idea?



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
Closed Communion: Hos is closed communion in churches that you visit even biblical?



2017-10-17
Full Maturity of the Church: What do you think it will look like when the church matures? [Ephesians 4:11-13]
Mormons & Jehovah's Witnesses: Why do Mormons/LDS & JWs consider themselves Christians yet want to be apart from other believers & in fact only believe they are Christians?


2017-10-17
Separation of State & Church & the Anabaptists: What do you think about the separation of church & state, especially in relation to Anabaptists? (Steve continues answering this question after break even though he doesn't indicate that he will before break.)



2017-10-12
Church Authority: Who has the final word of what is truth? Is the pastor the "dictator" of the church?



2017-10-09
Test for a Good Church: What is the perfect test of what makes a good church?
Church of the Nazarene: What do you think of the Nazarene church?


2017-09-20
Leaving Your Church for Disagreements: Did you say that you shouldn't leave your church if you disagree?



2017-09-18
Gates of Hell not Prevail against the Church What did Jesus mean by "the gates of hell" will not prevail against it? [Matthew 16:18]



2017-09-12
44,001 Denominations: If the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth, why are there 44,000 different denominations, no unity in the Christian church?



2017-09-05
First lady or Mother Title: Caller doesn't feel comfortable calling pastors wife first lady or mother, & don't want to celebrate the pastor's anniversary



2017-08-29
Institutional Church: Caller would like to weigh in on why Christians are leaving the Institutional churches in droves lately.



2017-08-23
Bad Religion by Ross Douthat: Have you heard of a book by the name of "Bad Religion" by a Ross Doulthat?
Church Flourishing: From after World War 2 to 1960, was the church flourishing?


2017-08-23
Prophecy & Tongues: Is prophecy & tongues for the believer or for the unbeliever & if for the believer, is church for the unbeliever too? [1 Corinthians 14:23-25]



2017-08-21
Church Discipline Needs to be Implemented: Church discipline needs happen because of appropriate behavior by a pastor, but they are wondering what to do?



2017-08-15
Setting up a Legitimate Home Church: What are the requirements to starting a home church & how should we be doing church?



2017-08-15
Hiding & Financing Illegal Immigrants: What do you think about churches hiding & financing illegal aliens?



2017-08-04
Bill Hybels: I'm wondering what you think of Bill Hybels, his philosophy of making the church as big as you can?



2017-08-02
Prideful in Church Attendance: Being prideful in church attendance, is it okay to have that kind of pride? [Matthew 7:1-2, Hebrews 10:25]



2017-07-28
Denominations: Are denominations just possibly being an immaturity of people who choose to be divided in certain things. Is there examples of that happening the early church?



2017-07-26
Not Needing a Teacher: You don't need a teacher, is this what does that means? [1 John 2:27]
Spiritual Adultery: Have you ever heard of the term "spiritual adultery", where churches get annoyed that you are fellowshipping with another group even though you "belong" to them?


2017-06-05
Church Fracturing over Homosexuality: Our church is splitting because of people's view of sin, homosexuality, to accept them or not accept them.



2017-05-18
Building the Church: "upon this rock I will build this church", is this an ongoing thing or something that hasn't been fulfilled yet?
Unity of Faith in the Church: Has Jesus' prayer been answered yet that the church would become unified as one to glorify God?


2017-05-15
Celebrating Mother's Day: Is celebrating Mother's day in church a little bit insensitive since there are some women who can't have children?



2017-05-03
New Covenant: Who was the new covenant made for, the church or the individual Christian?
Seventh Day Adventists & the Sabbath: Adventists keep the Sabbath, but do they keep it the strict ways the Mosiac Law required it to be kept?


2017-04-26
Body of Christ, Bride of Christ being the Church: The "Body of Christ", the "Bride of Christ" & all these other metaphors you hear in the Bible, can you talk about all these metaphors in the Bible? [Ephesians 5:31-32, Genesis 2:24]



2017-04-13
Easter Lilies Prohibition at Church: Why would my church prohibit Easter lilies?



2017-04-10
Bumper Sticker Controversy: I was asked not to park in the church parking lot because of bumper stickers on my car, they are not offensive.



2017-04-05
Visiting a Catholic Church: Even though I'm not one, what do you think about me visiting a Catholic church once in awhile?



2017-04-04
Upkeep of the Church: So what about the upkeeping of the church when you pay tithe?



2017-03-21
Future Coming together of the Church: What is the future of the church as far as coming together? emergent church



2017-03-17
Christ Marrying the Church: The church is married to Christ & when did He marry the church?



2017-02-27
Not Liking Your Pastor: Aren't there places in scripture where it says to support your pastor instead of making a scene? Can't someone go somewhere else if they don't like him? there are so many options nowadays if they don't like him



2017-02-15
Using Church as an Evangelistic Tool: What should a church be more focused on, for the unbeliever or the believer? Who should you MAINLY preach the gospel to?



2017-01-26
Resurrection of Jesus evidenced by Growth of Church: Is a good argument for proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ the rapid growth of the church?



2017-01-23
501c3's & Churches endorsing Politicians: Pastors not wanting to endorse candidates because of the 501c3 forbids it.
Obama doing a whole bunch of bad stuff on last few days of employment: Does what Obama did in the last few days of his reign parallel to what the unjust steward did in the parable? [Luke 16:1-13]


2017-01-20
Pre-Tribulation Rapture: short discussion about the tribulation (pre, mid & post rapture)



2016-04-01
The Word "Disciple": Why is the word "disciple" only used in the gospels & the book of Acts & not in the rest of the New Testament?
Son of God Pre-incarnation: Was Jesus the Son before the incarnation? [Romans 8:3, John 1:1-4, Hebrews 1:6]


2016-03-18
No Crosses Displayed: Every church I've visited, no crosses displayed outside or inside the building because they don't want to offend people. [Galatians 5:11]
Church's Music: What if i go to a specific church because of the form of a music they use make you feel good?


2016-03-18
Qualifications for a Deacon 1tim 2:12, qualifications for a deacon; qualifications for deaconess [1 Timothy 3:12-13]



2016-03-10
Bible Forum on the Narrow Path Website: Caller joined the forum on Steve's website, & couldn't believe some of the posts he saw there.
Steve Starting a Church: Would you ever consider start a church?


2016-03-07
2 Models of Church: Caller is torn between 2 models of a way church should be run. Does Steve have any thoughts?



2016-02-25
Church Wants Its Members to Comply with New Theology: my church was arminianism for over 35 yrs but have switched over to a more Calvinistic approach & they are passing out membership cards you have to sign that says you will submit to how the elders interpret the Bible



2016-02-16
Church Being an Apprenticeship Program: Shouldn't the church basically be of an apprenticeship program mindset? If I go to a church & encourage elders to do this, should I wait on the Lord for that or what?



2016-02-11
The Importance & Expediency of Baptism: Why isn't baptism emphasized as much as it should be? Why such tarrying in getting baptized verses immediately?
Probation Period before Baptism: Some churches you have to go through a 30-day program before you can be baptized.
Baptism for Church Membership: Most churches seem to think you are getting baptized to be a member of their church, learning & accepting their doctrines, rather than just being a disciple of Christ.

2016-01-27
Tithing: what do churches make the mistake about saying you have to tithe?
Mary's Knowledge of Jesus' Miracle Capability: Did Mary know about Jesus' ability to turn the water into wine?


2016-01-25
Pastor not accepting Constructive Criticism: Our church is sort've isolated from the community, so when the pastor was talking about individuals isolating themselves from each other, I mentioned about our church as a body doing that from the rest of the community, & he said I was being critical. How should i have handgled?



2016-01-12
A Professional Worship Leader: Hiring a professional worship leader, is that biblical?



2016-01-04
Differences in Belief in Church I Attend: How do I deal with teachings in my church that I disagree with but don't want to switch churches because of those differences?



2015-12-10
Law of Double-fulfillment: You as a partial preterist think that most prophecies have been fulfilled, but what about double-fulfillment prophecies?
Satan being bound, Jesus plundering his house: Isn't Satan doing the same thing to the church what Jesus is supposed to be doing to Satan, plundering it, destroying it, creating havoc?


2015-11-11
Acts 2 Church & SG's background: Can you please tell me your background, especially about the Acts 2 churches?
Church Community: Do you belong to a church community like that?
Modern Day Pastors: The caller's pastor friends don't like the idea of just being a member verses preaching in the pulpit every week the way it happens in modern times.

2015-11-09
Looking for a church: What kind've church would you look for?
Modern Day Pastors: Was there pastors in the early church like there are today?
Deacon, Overseer, & Pastors: So would pastors, overseer & deacon be the same synonym? [Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5]

2015-11-03
The Institutionalized Church: What would it mean to speak of a church being institutionalized & what would a non-institutionalized church mean?
The "office" of a Bishop: What about the verse of someone desiring the office of a bishop, that they are desiring a good thing? [1 Timothy 3:1]


2015-10-28
Discipleship: What is a good way to encourage discipleship in the church? [Matthew 28:20]
Church Community: The typical church service is all about the service, not connecting w/ one another, & people need to be taught how to go about doing life together.


2015-10-27
Calvinism: God provided the red heifer & the ashes to get ceremonial clean, but THEY had to actually do something to get clean. Isn't that the right way to think of our salvation, that God does provide everything for us to be able to receive Him, but it's ultimately up to us? [Numbers 19:9,13,10,21; 31:23]
Two or three gathered together: Is this passage of Scripture taken out of context, most thnking that where 2 or 3 people are gathered together, Jesus is there, but isn't this actually talking about church discipline? [Matthew 18:20]


2015-10-20
Going to Church on the Sabbath: How come we don't go to church on the Sabbath (Saturday) like the Seventh Day Adventists do? (Romans 14:5-6]



2015-10-12
Ekklesia - Calling out of or Congregation: Abraham was called out of his country, Israel being called out of Egypt, we are supposed to be as the new spiritual Israel called out of the world.
Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil: Is there another place in the Bible that references the Tree of the knowledge of good & evil? [Genesis 2:17, 3:1-24]


2015-09-16
The Church as a Moral Authority: What does Steve think about the church as being a moral authority for society today?



2015-09-15
Sabbath or Sunday: Are we supposed to worship on Sabbath (Saturday) or Sunday?



2015-09-15
Church Buildings & Organization: Caller has just read, "Pagan Christianity" & was wondering about Church buildings & organizations, & fundraising for it. What does Steve think about that?



2015-09-08
Church of God & praying to Mother God: Caller was invited to the Church of God, & was told that they needed to pray to the Mother God because Jerusalem is the mother of us all & it faces the east.



2015-09-03
Steve makes an interjectory announcement about getting together w/ like-minded people: Steve's offers his effort/availability to try to get people of like-minded who are in the same area in touch w/ each other so they can fellowship with each other.



2015-08-31
The Bible Study Fellowship: Caller thinks the best church to go to when people ask about where is the best church to go to is, The Bible Study Fellowship.



2015-08-27
Day of a Christian in the Early Church: What were the daily concerns of the body of Christ at that time? What would be the daily life of a Christian during the Apostolic times be?



2015-07-17
The Christian Church - Disciples of Christ: Does Steve know anything about "The Christian Church", especially their views re: Baptism?



2015-07-15
Religion vs Being Spiritual: We need to leave the Church religion & just have a relationship w/ Jesus, & if you were to believe the correct Gospel Message, you wouldn't be in any institutional church. What does Steve think of that idea?



2015-06-30
Women Keeping Slient: Is the reason there's even a controversy is because of bad punctuation? [1 Corinthians 14:34-35]



2015-06-25
The Rapture: Caller wants to explain HIS theory about the Rapture, that the Church is going OUT (in the Wilderness) & not UP, 2 groups, 10 Virgins, & Wood, Hay & Stubble & Silver & precious stones, [Matthew 25, 1 Corinthians 3:9-15]



2015-05-28
The Church of Firstborn: Has Steve ever heard of the church called, "The Church of the Firstborn"?
[Romans 7], Paul's pre or post Conversion: Is Romans 7 referring to Paul's experience before or after his conversion? [Romans 7]


2015-05-28
Blessing & Cursing Israel: The Bible says that those who bless Israel will be blessed & those who curse Israel will be cursed! [Genesis 12:3]
We Are the Temple of God: Caller agrees w/ Steve's assessment of 1 Corinthians 3:16 when he was talking to another caller, but wonders why he didn't go to 1 Corinthians 6:19, that we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. So his opinion is that we need to be VERY careful w/ what we put in it. [1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19]


2015-05-26
The Israel of God: In [Galatians 6:16], is this talking about literal, ethnic Israel, or the Christian Church itself, when Paul says, "the Israel of God"?



2015-05-21
Reimagining Church by Frank Viola: This book suggests no Pastors/Elders in the Church, but completely led by the Holy Spirit? It's a solid, NT church, it says. Does Steve think that is a LITTLE extreme? [1 Corinthians 14:26]



2015-05-19
5013C's: Are there prohibitions that churches/ministries have to obey if they have a 5013c, especially politically?



2015-05-13
Church Growth in Dark Ages: How was the church growing in the Dark Ages during the monopoly the Catholic Church had on the Bible, on the Truth? [Matthew 13:31-32]
Materialism: Western Society seems to have lost their way, the husband & the wife both working, undermining the family by being taught by schools & daycares, ignoring Christianity.


2015-05-12
Ananias & Sapphira Did God strike down Ananias & Sapphira to bring fear to the church? [Acts 4:32 – 5:11]



2015-04-30
Role of Church at the End of the Age: What is the role of the church at the End of the Age?



2015-04-30
Apostolic or Church Authority: Caller wants to talk about Apostolic or Church Authority?



2015-04-16
Salvation from the Bible: Taking our Salvation only from the Bible, Tom the Catholic disagrees. Baptism saves. [Matthew 19:25, 10:22, 24:13, Mark 16:16, John 6:50]
Church is built on Apostles: Church is gone, invisible!


2015-03-25
Left Church because of LGBT: What are Steve's thoughts about LGBT? If Scripture is the foundation of what we believe, we need to do something about it w/ love.



2015-03-20
Government & Church Sovereignty: Does the church have to obey the government?



2015-03-05
Dispensationalism: So John Darby's main thing was to convince people that the church & Israel were 2 separate things, is that right?
Steve view of Eschatology: So is Steve's view of the last days (eschatology) a mixture of several view points, & what verses does he use?


2015-03-02
Churches that teach Amillennialism: Does Steve know any churches in the Portland area that teach Amillennialism?



2015-02-16
Holiness & Sanctification Process: Every 5 years members of a church has to go through the process of elders asking them questions about your personal life.



2015-02-06
Church Building Expanding Project: Our church is thinking about expanding the physical church by purchasing more property, but wondering if that's a good idea since are many needy people.



2015-01-14
No Bibles Available in Church: Caller forgot Bible one time & asked if she could borrow one & the church didn't have one.
Prayer in Church: How much prayer should be happening in church?


2015-01-12
The Bride of the Lamb: Who is the Bride? I heard that it was something different than the church.



2014-12-23
Technical Difficulties of Broadcast: Follow-up of Technical Issues.
Pastors in the Bible: When you said the other day that there was no "Pastors" in the Bible, I remembered a verse in Ephesians. What about that one? [Ephesians 4:11]


2014-12-23
Church History & Coptic Church: When was the Coptic Church excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church?
Pastor in the Bible: The word Pastor in the Bible discussion from a previous call. [Ephesians 4:11]


2014-12-15
Spiritual Fornication: I need a biblical definition for spiritual fornication. Some groups feel that if you go to another group, you are committing spiritual fornication.



2014-12-15
Build My Rock upon this Church: What did Jesus mean by, "I will build My Rock upon this Church"? [Matthew 16:17-19]
My Father has revealed this: Jesus told Peter he was blessed because the Father had revealed it to him that Jesus was the Son of God, so could a person who is a Calvin say things have to be revealed to you before you can believe or have faith? [Matthew 16:17]


2014-12-02
Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola & George Barna: In a book called, "Pagan Christianity", which is about what's gone wrong in the Institutional church, it talks about the Pastoral Leadership mentality, which is more like tradition of man than biblical thing. What are your thoughts?



2014-11-24
Feeling God's Presence: What does the Bible say about "feeling good" at a church service, like a tingling, goosebumps type feeling?
Anointing of God: What does the Bible say about the Anointing, that you have to pay price to receive an anointing?


2014-11-21
Courting a Church: How long should you go to a church before decide if it's a good fit for you or not?



2014-11-14
501c3's: People w/ 501c3's seem to become a corporation & listen to whatever the state tells them to say or not say. Why do people need a receipt to be able write off the taxes you paid to God? Isn't a 501c3 another gospel? What about homosexuals that come into your church & want to get "married", & you say no, aren't you violating the conditions of the 501c3 that the government gave you?



2014-10-16
Mark Driscoll - Mars Hill Church & the EFCA: Has Steve heard anything about Mark Driscoll & know what's happening with him & Mars Hill Church? Caller is concerned that the EFCA has some shenanigans about donations going where people don't want them going.



2014-10-16
Holy Presence at Church: Michael the Buddhist feels a warm, holy presence at the churches he attends.
Judaism: So was Judaism, before Christ, just nothing but legalism then?


2014-10-16
Charismatic Movement & the Gifts of the Spirit: Are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit for us today, & what are their function in the church?



2014-10-13
Inviting People to Church: What do you think about inviting unbelievers to church? I thought church was just for the believer?



2014-10-03
Earning a Living & Sharing the Gospel: Aren't we supposed to be earning a living & sharing the gospel at the same time?



2014-09-25
Church Teacher: What is the legitimacy of being a Bible teacher even though I don't attend a church right now?



2014-09-03
Institutional Churches Caller believes isolation is one Satan's greatest tools, so leaving the Institutional church might not be a good idea. [Hebrews 10:25]



2014-09-03
Home Church as Opposed to Organized Church: Is there a Scripture that says it's wrong to leave organized church to go back to a grass-roots home church?



2014-09-03
Being Charismatic: What are Steve Gregg's personal experiences in genuine Charismatic Gifts?
Charisma: Is God just not performing as many as He did in the early church?
Non-Charismatic Churches: Is it possible that a lot of Churches aren't seeing some of the Charismatic Gifts that happened in the early church simply because churches aren't looking for them anymore?

2014-08-28
Denominations: Is there a denomination that aligns itself the most w/ what you believe?
Which Church: What church do you go to then every Sunday?


2014-08-14
Wearing long dresses & long chair: At the church the caller goes to, she is told she always has to wear long dresses & having long hair. Is this really Biblical?



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.



2014-07-31
The Narrow Path Forum: Some very good, thought-provoking questions on that forum!
Calvinism: Caller thinks Calvinism is getting stronger & stronger in churches, & we need to be aware of it.


2014-07-29
Non-judgmental Association w/ Christians: Michael the Buddhist was hoping he wouldn't be being judged or cutoff for not embracing Christianity.



2014-07-28
The Church & the Tribulation: Will the Church go through the Great Tribulation or not? [1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, 3:4]



2014-07-24
Evangelical Covenant church: Do you know anything about the Evangelical Covenant church?
Doctrinal Differences: How do learn to be edified from a teacher who you disagree with doctrinally?


2014-07-16
Becoming Active in the church (LDS): Caller was wondering how to become more involved in his church, which is the Mormon/LDS church.



2014-07-16
Baptism & The Church of Christ: Isn't it wrong to believe that someone isn't born again until they are baptized, that it's a matter of faith before they are baptized, but getting baptized is just a public announcement that you are a follower of Christ?



2014-07-15
Seal the book until the end: What does it mean when it says in Daniel to shut the book & seal it until the end? [Daniel 12:4]
Understanding Daniel: So do you understand everything in Daniel? [1 Peter 1:10-12, Romans 16, 1 Corinthians 2, Colossians 1, Ephesians 3]
History of the church throughout the centuries: What do you consider as "the church" throughout the history of time?

2014-07-14
Narrow Path Website, page about Churches in local areas: Whatever happened to your page you'd said would be put on the website about contacting people of like-minded people in the same area for church?



2014-07-03
Grass-Roots Churches: You said something about setting up a list of churches in areas of like-minded believers. What were you saying about how to coordinate that?



2014-07-03
Finding a good Church [Steve lost internet connection right as she was invited to start speaking] Caller just wanted to comment about finding a good church. She feels the Lord's recovery founded by witness lee and watchman nee is that perfect church. [that was very wise of her to just continue talking!] [& then he lost connection again at the end of the conversation.]



2014-07-03
Finding a Church & the Music played in them: How do you go about finding a good church at an older age, or, what if the church you used to go to has radically changed since you last attended there in your youth?
Evangelical & Charismatic: Are Evangelicalism & Charismatic in harmony w/ each other?
Wesleyan Church: What can you tell me about the Wesleyan Church?

2014-06-23
Sabbath vs Sunday: Why do Christians predominantly go to church on Sunday? Isn't in a man-made tradition?



2014-06-11
Apologetics: Should Apologetics be taught in Church?
Presence of Jesus: What does Jesus mean that He'll be in the presence of us? [Matthew 18:20]


2014-05-22
Church Tax-Exempt Status - 501c3: Why does the church desire to be under a tax-exempt status when Jesus said that we have to pay taxes? [Matthew 22:15-22]



2014-05-15
Servant Leader: A leader of humility, what do you think of the term "Servant Leader"? Or a Servant Leader in Church Leadership verses Gentile or Civil Leadership? [Matthew 20:25-28, 2 Corinthians 1:24]



2014-05-13
My way or the Highway: How do I deal w/ a family member who thinks i'm wrong for investigating & searching for what truth is?
Losing Religion: A friend says he's losing his religion but still has faith in God. What do I say to that?
Pastor Steve: How come you don't want to be a pastor?

2014-04-29
Church is the Womb: The Church is the womb through which God brings forth his sons, so you remember saying that? When does it come to maturity? [Galatians 4:19]
Children of Promise: So the Promise is Christ? [Galatians 4:28]
The Mystery of God is accomplished: Is the mystery of God that is accomplished, is that when the Body of Christ is mature, or fully born? [Revelation 10:7]

2014-04-23
Going to church in modern Times: When did going to church start becoming such a formality?



2014-04-07
Forcing people to go to Church: Where does it say in the Bible that we should not force people to go to church, especially children? [Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 22:6]
Getting Political: Right as the caller was hanging up, he quipped, "Don't get political on your show", & Steve spent a few minutes talking about politics.


2014-04-02
Trinity: What if a group disagrees about the Trinity of another group they want to rent a church building from?



2014-03-26
Sons of God, Daughter of Men, Nephilim: A friend of mine has the Jimmy Swaggert Expository Bible, & it says that the "sons of God" is talking about angels. What do you think? [Genesis 6:1-4]
Bethel Church in Redding: Do you know about Bethel Church in Redding, California?


2014-03-06
Correcting Wrongs: We should be proactive & speak against certain things the government does, but ministries who are under a 501c3 seem to be hampered from doing it.



2014-02-26
Commentaries: How come you didn't like a certain commentary a previous caller mentioned?
Sunday Worship: Following what you just said about not being influenced by outside sources other than the BIble itself, where do people get the idea that Sunday Worship is mandated?


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
Searching for Perfect Church & 2 by 2's: My son & daughter in law have come across a group called, "Two by twos", who strongly believe in home church, & just wondering if you have any thoughts on this group?



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



2014-01-02
Attending Church: Do I have to go to church to go heaven? [Hebrews 10:25]



2013-02-04
Women Ordination: What will be the long-term ramifications if the Christian continues using women in Leadership Roles?



2013-02-04
Women Having Authority over a Man: What do you think about women having authority over man? [1 Timothy 2]
Women Silent in Church: What does it mean women shouldn't talk at church? [1 Corinthians 14]


2013-01-17
Baptist Church: Is it okay to go to the Baptist church?
Fasting to Overcome Addictions: Is it okay to fast to overcome sin & addictions?


2013-01-02
Women Remaining Silent: Paul says that women need to remain silent in church. What did he mean? [1 Corinthians 14:34]


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