The Bible Line - October 4, 2011
Why don’t bible believing people with correct doctrine like yourself get together and come out with a Bible translation? That way we don’t have all this controversy about heretical religions, homosexuals and all sorts of other lost people being involved in bible translations. It would be a Bible Translation for people who have correct doctrine and believe in verbal plenary inspiration instead of trying to sell Bibles to charismatics and all sorts of other people who have incorrect doctrine. Neil from Bluffton, SC - Pastor do you think it is a contradiction to preach against cremation and be in favor of organ donation? What does the Bible say on these two subjects and can you believe one and not the other or do you need to believe both? In Romans 13:7, it says we’re to render honor to whom honor is due…what exactly does this mean? Name: Seth from Beaufort, SC - I recently read an article about the church not being the “bride of Christ” utilizing Rev 21:9-12 as a basis for his argument. The principle of the Church being the “bride of Christ” seems to be a common inference in evangelical Christianity today, and I am wondering how accurate is that inference? Is the Holy Spirit a force or a person? Jonathan from Westport, MA - I am a 24 year old parent and have been drawn to the station in which you broadcast. Upon listening to the show today one of the questions mentioned was “Why do bad things happen to good people?” The question seemed obviose in a sense. What i would like to reffer towards is in the story of JOB (wisdom books) was a perfect example of holy man of God who was wealthy and blessed in return. In ch1:8 god is coversing with satan and is showing how good of a follower JOB is. Satan then answers by doubting JOB’s faith in God once evil touches him. Whats interesting to me is that god agrees to put JOB to the test; 1:12 [and the lord said to satan “behold all he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his persons” so satan went forth] Now bad things did happen to a good JOB, but the Lord let it be only to further gloryfy himself. This is the pupose of man after all. What i would like to know myself is how many converations actually hapen like this between god and satan in the bible? God is actually (in a sense) wagering or using man to beat satan or discourage him. This is one of the more interesting verses that i have read so far in the bible. I think it would be a great topic for the show, and if you could write me back with some info. on how you perceive the relationship between satan and God. Is there a book that records all the prayers of the Bible? I’ve heard it said that, “the chief end of man is to glorify God”. To me this sounds imprecise and very open to interpretation. I take it that the intent of this confession put another way is to answer the question, “what is the most important thing for a born again christian to do?” Ellen from West Dover, VT - If the Land Promise made to Israel was unconditional — no matter what Israel did — then, just for one example, what is Deut 29 about? The church of one listener takes a pre-millenial point of view in their eschatology…where the church fathers take this spiritually and symbolically…why might a church take a literal point of view.