Archive for April 2020

#STRask - April 30, 2020

Questions about what Greg thinks about the rapture, whether prayers and fasts “count” even for people in other religions, and the importance of secondary values when choosing a spouse.
  • Does Greg believe in a post-trib rapture or a pre-trib rapture?
  • Do all prayers and fasts “count,” regardless of the person’s religion?
  • To what extent should shared, secondary values matter to people pursuing a healthy, godly marriage?

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#STRask - April 27, 2020

Questions about how Jesus could be considered the first to be raised, how to respond to “That’s just your interpretation,” trusting in God vs. being apathetic, and whether self-affirmation is biblical.
  • How could Jesus have been the first to be raised (as it says in Acts 26:23) if He raised other people from the dead before that?
  • How do you respond when someone says, “That’s just your interpretation,” when discussing Scripture?
  • How can I know if I’m not worrying because I’m trusting in God or because I’m just apathetic?
  • Is it biblical to self-affirm?

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#STRask - April 23, 2020

Questions about whether Jesus’ death really counts if He was raised three days later and forgiving a verbally abusive family member who is unrepentant.
  • If Jesus was raised three days later, did He really die, and does His death count?
  • How do you forgive a verbally abusive family member you live with, who is unrepentant and whom you can’t leave?

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#STRask - April 20, 2020

Questions about responding to someone who says the church altered the Bible in order to control people and the difference between two kinds of inspiration.
  • How would you respond to someone who says the church throughout history made up (or altered) the Bible to control others?
  • How would you characterize the difference between the inspiration of the Scriptures and God moving to inspire a Christian hymn writer?

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#STRask - April 16, 2020

Questions about “the will of the Father” in Matthew 7:21–23 and how Christians can distinguish between the practice of “hearing God’s voice” and genuine prophecy.
  • What is “the will of the Father” in Matthew 7:21–23, and what’s going on with the ones claiming to have done great works?
  • How can Christians distinguish between the practice of “hearing God’s voice” and genuine prophecy?

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#STRask - April 13, 2020

Questions about God sending a lying spirit in 1 Kings 22:19–23 and whether or not this kind of thing still happens.
  • How can we see God as completely truthful when he sends a lying spirit in 1 Kings 22:19–23?
  • Do you think God still sends spirits to entice people?

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#STRask - April 9, 2020

Questions about why we needed a sinless man to pay our debt, Bible stories that seem unbelievable, and how to respond to postmodern interpretations of biblical texts. (Jon fills in for Amy.)
  • Why did we need a sinless man who was more than a man to pay our debt?
  • What should I think about Bible stories that seem unbelievable?
  • How can I respond to someone who offers a postmodern interpretation of a biblical text, making it say things the author didn’t intend?

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#STRask - April 6, 2020

Questions about whether souls are created at conception, what the Scriptures teach about the immortality of the soul, and whether Christians “idolize” the Ten Commandments. (Jon fills in for Amy.)
  • Are souls created at conception?
  • What do the Scriptures teach about the immortality of the soul?
  • In light of the Mosaic Law being for the ancient Israelites, how do you feel about Christians who “idolize” the Ten Commandments?

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#STRask - April 2, 2020

Questions about how to respond to skeptics who say prayer didn’t bring about a cure for a disease, whether the reapers and sowers in John 4 were both preaching the gospel, and how Satan fell. (Jon fills in for Amy.)
  • What’s the best way to respond to skeptics who say prayers didn’t bring about a cure for a disease, people did?
  • When John 4 refers to the reaper and sower, isn’t it referring to preaching the gospel in both cases?
  • How did Satan fall if beings are morally perfect in Heaven?

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