In Acts 5, Ananias and Sapphira fell dead after lying about money.
Grace called into our radio program to ask about that event, inquiring as to whether God sometimes kills Christians today when they sin.
I hope you enjoy this short radio clip as it highlights the truth about the punishment that Jesus Christ took upon Himself on our behalf!
“Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.” (Matt 18:18)
What is Jesus referring to here? Does this have to do with binding and then casting out demons? Or does it refer to something entirely different?
These were Dorothy’s questions when she called in to our radio program. Listen to this short clip as we discuss the true meaning of “binding and loosing.”
The historical context may surprise you!
I do not know what to do about my marriage, can you help me? What does it mean to examine ourselves before communion? What do you think about doing business with someone who is not a christian?
Luke says “take up your cross daily” while Matthew simply says “take up your cross and follow Me.” So do we Christians still need to wake up every day and seek to spiritually die? Is God trying to get rid of us or do away with a spiritual part of us as believers?
These were Jeff’s questions. And in this short radio clip, I discuss Luke and Matthew, and I present the “big picture” in the whole of Scripture.
In the end, we find that this is yet another important case where the truth will set us free.
What was the purpose for the ultra-strict standard presented in the Sermon on the Mount? Will there be a future date at which this sermon will become the standard to try to live by in God’s Kingdom?
These were Derrick’s questions when he called in to our radio program. Listen to this short clip as I share my thoughts on the real intent behind the perfect and impossible standard of the Sermon on the Mount.
Is suicide the unforgivable sin? What is Paul trying to tell us in 1 Corinthians 5:11, aren’t we supposed to love everyone? Is it biblical to get cremated?
In Ephesians and Galatians, Paul says that people who engage in certain lifestyles will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But we Christians stumble in immorality. Sometimes we covet. Sometimes we get angry. So where does God draw the line? How do we rightly understand who will be welcomed in the kingdom and who will not?
This was Chris’s question when he called in to our radio program. Listen as Chris and I discuss this relevant issue, as it may affect the way you interpret a number of important Scripture passages!
What is the unforgivable sin? Is sin dead, and why do we still struggle? Is Catholicism a cult, or is it Christian?
What is your interpretation of Proverbs 11:1? What does being lukewarm mean? How do I witness to my Mormon family? What did Jesus mean in Mark 10:25?
What is your interpretation of Isaiah 28:10? What does the Lord’s day mean in Revelation 1:10? Can you walk away and lose your salvation? What does binding and loosing mean?
Can we sin too much, even to the point that God gives up on us? Can eternal life somehow end up as temporal life? Can born-again believers see the process reversed on them and end up unborn?
What is the new covenant? What is the difference between the old and new covenant? Are there principles we are supposed to live by?
What do I do about family members who are not saved? How do I get rid of negative thoughts? Why didn’t the Israelites eat the animals when they were in the desert?
What is your interpretation of Hebrews 6 and 10? What are your thoughts on abiding? Do we have to listen to the enemy’s accusations?
Does Jesus Christ know when He is coming back? Does God know the future? What did Jesus mean in Matthew 10:14 when He said “whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet”?
Is there grace for people caught in legalism? What does Jesus’s titles “Son of God” and “Son of Man” mean? What does it mean in John 6:44 when Jesus says, “no one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him”? What are your thoughts on divorce?
What are your thoughts on “new covenant theology”? Since we are not under law, do believers still have commandments to obey? Will only humans be in heaven? Do we still sin after salvation?
What is your interpretation of 2 Corinthians 5:21? What are your thoughts on Romans 14:17-18? Why do people misinterpret 1 John 1:9? What is your understanding of “take up your cross daily”?
Paul tells believers that we are dead to the Law and not under the Law. He even says that Christ is the end of the Law for all those who believe. So why does Paul sometimes quote from the Law in the New Testament?
1 Thessalonians 5:23 shows Paul praying that believers would be blameless. But aren’t we already made blameless by the blood of Christ?
And, if so, what can Paul possibly mean?
In this short clip, Dominic and I discuss the difference between being blameless before God and having blameless conduct before men.
How do we pray for someone who isn’t saved? What are your thoughts on catholic priests? What are your thoughts on Law and Grace?
In this short radio clip, I share my top ten reasons for being thankful.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Does the pastor have the right to forgive sins? How do dinosaurs fit into creation? Is there a difference between the fruit of the Spirit and gifts of the Spirit?
Maybe you’ve experienced a communion service where the lights were dimmed, the solemn music was played, and you were told to “examine” your recent sins before you could partake.
This was Nita’s question: If we believers are completely forgiven and our sins are taken away, then aren’t we already qualified to partake of the Lord’s Supper?
What a great question! And if Nita is right, then what did “examine” mean when Paul used it in 1 Corinthians 11?
Listen in as Nita and I discuss all of the above in this short radio clip.
How does the Lord’s prayer fit into total forgiveness? We are a part of a church that doesn’t teach the grace message, what do we do? Is everyone saved? Are there christians who are not forgiven? Can a believer sin?
If we are forgiven of all our sins than what about 1 John 1:9? How do we forgive someone? Can we lose fellowship with God?
What does work out your salvation mean? Does the Bible prophesy about political leaders? What is your interpretation of John 20:22-23?
In Galatians 5:5, what is the righteousness we are waiting for? What is your opinion on the Lord’s prayer? Will there be a movie of our sins in heaven?
Are angels male or female? In the sermon on the mount is cutting off your hand and plucking out your eye hyperbole? Is it okay for a woman to be a leader or pastor in the church?
What is your take on the idea of christians calling themselves sinners? Can a christian be forgiven of suicide? When did the new testament start?