Here are some of today’s Listener questions/comments:
- How long will we in America elevate man’s teachings over God’s Word?
- Those who don’t know Scripture well end up following people like Andy Stanley
- Are some pastors really keeping their followers ignorant of deeper things of God’s word?
- My husband and I are struggling with our church of 11 years whose leadership is committed to Bill Hybels and the Willow Creek Assoc. We’re divided on whether or not to leave. Any advice?
- Catholics are hurting over the priests sexually abusing children, and many are hurting. This may be an opportunity to reach them with the true gospel.
- The Roman Catholic Church’s extensive history of abuse, coverup, and hypocrisy.
- Does social media play into anorexia and bulimia?
- It is idiotic to want plastic surgery in order to look better in your selfies. What causes this warped thought process?
- Can you explain the difference between a fornicator and an adulterer, in other words is lusting in the heart truly considered adultery?
- There is a huge difference between “bashing the church” and confronting and exposing error.
- Can you clarify Paul’s teaching in Romans 13 about submitting to governing authorities?
- For those who say division is always wrong, how about the Reformation?
- I’m a former Catholic and used to trust the church (institution) over God’s Word. Any advice on how to engage Catholics in discussions about Scripture and true doctrine?
He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. Hebrews 9:26-28
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. 5 Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. 7 Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Romans 13:1-7
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