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STRask - July 20 , 2020

Questions about the mark of the beast, whether Ezekiel 28 is an account of Satan’s fall, and whether being self-serving or selfish is ever an objective good.
  • What exactly is the mark of the beast?
  • Is Ezekiel 28 an account of Satan’s fall?
  • Is there ever a time when being self-serving or selfish is an objective good?

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#STRask - July 16, 2020

Questions about whether it would be wrong to pray to ask God to save everyone and whether or not God promises to bless us if we give back to Him.
  • Would it be wrong for me to pray to ask God to save everyone?
  • Does God promise to bless us if we give back to Him?

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#STRask - July 13, 2020

Questions about the name “Jesus,” whether the Godhead is no longer immaterial, why Jesus sometimes told people not to tell others about Him, and whether Matthew was proof texting when he applied Old Testament passages to Christ’s birth.
  • Why is the name “Jesus” only mentioned in the New Testament?
  • If Jesus has a physical body, then is the Godhead no longer immaterial?
  • Why did Jesus sometimes tell people not to tell others about who He was or the miracles He did?
  • Is Matthew proof texting when he applies certain Old Testament passages to Christ’s birth?

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#STRask - July 9, 2020

Questions about being sent to Hell for not believing in God, Joel Osteen’s teaching, and a Christian response to absurdism. (Tim fills in for Amy.)
  • Do you think I’m going to Hell if I don’t believe in your God?
  • What in Joel Osteen's teaching is wrong?
  • What is a Christian response to absurdism?

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#STRask - July 6, 2020

Questions about the fine-tuning argument, whether 2 Peter 3 contradicts Hugh Ross, and why a relationship with God seems one-sided. (Tim fills in for Amy.)
  • There were a lot of factors that led to your birth, but you don’t call that intelligent design; you were just lucky.
  • Is 2 Peter 3 contrary to the view of Hugh Ross?
  • If we have a relationship with God, then why does it seem one-sided?

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#STRask - July 2, 2020

Questions about whether Acts 15 contradicts Paul’s instructions, theology that can be learned outside the Bible, and why we don’t think there are nine persons in the Godhead. (Tim fills in for Amy.)
  • Does the mandate not to eat meat sacrificed to idols in Acts 15 contradict Paul’s instructions in 1 Corinthians?
  • Is there theology that can be learned outside the Bible?
  • Why don’t we think there are nine persons in the Godhead?

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#STRask - June 29, 2020

Questions about people sinning in Hell, being sorrowful in Heaven if loved ones are in Hell, and how to talk to someone who only has a few months to live. (Tim fills in for Amy.)
  • Is there direct biblical support for the idea that people won’t stop sinning in Hell?
  • Won’t I be sorrowful in Heaven if my loved ones are in eternal torment?
  • How do you begin to talk with a friend who just received word he has only a few months to live?

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#STRask - June 25, 2020

Questions about why people care about other people’s values and why Psalm 16:3 says all the psalmist’s delight is in the saints and not in God. 
  • Why do people care about how other people live or raise their children?
  • Why does Psalm 16:3 say all the psalmist’s delight is in the saints and not in God?

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#STRask - June 22, 2020

Questions about visualization being a function of the brain, the kind of body angels have, and how Jesus, Enoch, and Elijah could have physical bodies if Heaven is immaterial.
  • Doesn’t aphantasia (the inability to visualize things) prove visualization is actually a function of the brain and not mind?
  • What kind of body do angels have?
  • If Heaven is an immaterial realm, how could Jesus, Enoch, and Elijah have physical bodies?

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#STRask - June 18, 2020

Questions about why Christians should think the New Testament is inspired and what it means to put God in control of your life.
  • Do we have reasons to believe the New Testament is inspired?
  • What does it mean to put God in control of your life?

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