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August 11, 2023 4:00 pm

The Matt Slick Live daily radio show broadcast is a production of the Christian Apologetics Research Ministry -CARM-. During the show, Matt answers questions on the air, and offers insight on topics like The Bible, Apologetics, Theology, World Religions, Atheism, and other issues-- The show airs live on the Truth Network, Monday through Friday, 6-7 PM, EST -3-4 PM, PST--You can also email questions to Matt using- info-carm.org, Please put -Radio Show Question- in the Subject line--You can also watch a live stream during the live show on RUMBLE---Time stamps are approximate due to commercials being removed for PODCAST.--Topics include---06- Difference in tribulation and wrath---15- Pretribulation rapture.-25- Limited atonement.-39- Was John the Baptist Elijah from 2 Kings 1-8--

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All right. Let's just jump on the air. Let's get to John from Raleigh, North Carolina. John, welcome. You're on the air. Thank you, Matt.

Nice talking to you last night. Oh, Matt John. On my way to Charlotte today, I was listening to Acts and in eight, the last paragraph there with Philip and the eunuch. Is that an example of teleportation? Yes.

I just never know. Listening to the Bible seems to be catching a lot more. I never put two and two together before. Now, you can tell, you know, I don't have a Star Trek style, but it just was a miracle. And there he was. He was moved. That's what it was.

And the Lord snatched Philip away and the eunuch no longer saw him. That's what it says. Pretty cool. You know, it's a little surprising, but that's what it is. That's what it says. So that's what it that's what I believe. So there you go.

You know, very simple. Yeah. That's what it says right out of the text.

Eight thirty nine. I remember reading that, too, when I first saw it. I'm like, what? That's what it says. So he's caught up.

He was transported. OK. Next on with salt. OK. Thank you.

Have a great day and I'll listen to you. All right, man. Thanks. God bless. Thank you. OK. All right. Now let's get over to Rudolph from Raleigh, North Carolina. Rudolph, welcome.

You're on the air. Yes, sir. The reason why I'm going to ask the people to get this question wrong about the way they think about tribulations. So they always like wrath versus tribulation. So my question is, what is the difference between tribulation and wrath?

Tribulation and what? Wrath. Well, it depends on the context. All right. So, you know, if I do it. Oh, my. What was that? That was interesting.

It's a keyboard. That's something interesting. So the word wrath here, like for the wrath of God is revealed against heaven from heaven.

You know, I guess all people. That's orgy. Well, that word orgy.

Let me go and I'll show you here. Three seven oh nine in the Greek Concordance. And it occurs 38 times. So just has different meanings. So for the wrath of God is revealed.

I just told you about that. But the law brings about wrath. It brings about judgment. And so God, although willing to demonstrate his wrath and make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath, prepared for destruction. So and then I think, let's see, after looking around at them with anger. So that's Jesus having anger towards them.

And that's Mark three five. That word anger is wrath. So you root of vipers who warned you to flee from the wrath that come the wrath.

Let's see. So the wrath of God, wrath and revelation, wrath and indignation inflicts wrath. So it just as a, you know, it has different meanings. So one of the things that sometimes the pre-tribbers will say is they'll go to first Thessalonians five nine. God is not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation. So the tribulation period is the wrath of God.

But is it? And furthermore, it says wrath, not for wrath, but for salvation. So it's juxtaposed. So wrath there is damnation or judgment and not salvation.

So you can't use that verse for pre-tribrexture stuff. OK? OK. Simple. Yes, sir.

Thank you very much. They love to bring it out a lot. What's that? They love to bring up the truth that he didn't just make us for wrath. But like the tribulation period, it's not the same thing. Right. It's not the same thing. It's just a misapplication of scripture. Like we talked about, you know, I think it was Jeremiah twenty nine eleven, where I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you future and hope. Well, that was for Israel.

That was in bondage and exile. And people say, well, that means us. That wasn't directed towards us. So like this verse in First Thessalonians five nine, the issue here is for God is not destined us for wrath, but for pending salvation. And so the wrath is not tribulation, pre-tribulation stuff. It's not tribulation stuff. OK? And the word for tribulation is thalipsis. And this is orgei.

So there's just some problems there with that position. I generally tell people, don't use that verse for that because it doesn't work like that. OK? Yes, sir. Thank you very much. I appreciate that.

You're welcome. God bless. OK.

Excuse me. All right. Sounds good, buddy. Hey, if you want to give me a call for open lines, eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six. Let's get to Elijah from Pennsylvania. Elijah, welcome. You're on the air. Hey, Matt, how are you doing today? I'm doing OK. A little tired, though.

But that happens. I have trouble sleeping. That's my thing. I just always have trouble. But that's you know, what are you going to do?

What do you got, man? You know, you don't you don't you don't have narcolepsy, do you? Oh, no, no. I've always had this problem since I was I remember back in high school, my mind is just too active. And I would just be in bed for two hours before I go to sleep. And so I will wake up in the middle of the night and after six hours. And then I'm not quite rested. It happens. And when you get older here, that happens a little bit more. And that's just what it is. So that's just what it is.

You know, I'm still around kicking. OK, so what do you got, man? All right.

Yeah. Oh, I got into contact with on law about 30 minutes ago in the comments section of one of his recent videos. He said that he's interested to talk with you. He said he said to me, let's take a day, an hour. I'm hosting a show this upcoming Wednesday evening, but I am otherwise open. So, so, so, so, so to talk about it, to talk about what?

Oh, phylogeny, evolution. Oh, OK. I'm not prepped for that. And I'm buried at the moment.

So it's going to have to take a bit. And I got to prep for us to speak in Philadelphia. I got to teach a Bible study tomorrow night. And I got the other stuff I'm doing, which is just normal stuff.

And I'm buried. But, you know, I can start prepping up on phylogeny. If you can tell me if you want to debate whatever his debate topic is, phylogeny.

And you can send me some videos, not just the eight hour videos, but this is where we're talking about phylogeny, what his points are, then I can focus on that. I can see what he's saying. OK. All right. Because I just have. Oh, man. So much that I'm working on.

That's all. And I can do it. It's just I have to stop everything else, mostly for things like that. That's why I really don't do debates like that anymore, because I prep them so much. I just do discussions. I try and just have discussions with people. People want formal debates, but it just takes a lot of prep work. And they don't realize that I don't have the time that they have.

I have to run an entire ministry, take care of the household and the issues with my wife is ill and other things. And it gets pretty demanding. And so that's why I don't do these formal ones as much. I can. But if I want to know if you were to say exactly what the debate title is, because the debate phylogeny. Well, OK. You know, ontology recapitulates phylogeny.

That's a general phrase. But what does he want to debate about phylogeny? That's the question.

What is it? Did I say debate? I meant to say discussion, because he's OK with having a free flowing discussion about it. It doesn't have to be a debate. Oh, well, then I see what he says about it.

So I have to reach, which means I have to get videos on him and just see what he says about it. So I know what he's saying. Because I don't know what he's talking about.

I mean, I know what phylogeny is. All right. But I just know what you're saying about it. That's all. OK. I need more info. All right. Yeah. I'm about to send you a video that he made years ago called the phylogeny challenge. Like on the video, he just asked, you know, creationists a series of questions. So I guess you can just, you know, prepare about how how you would answer those questions. Sure. Whatever.

Send it to me. OK. And we'll see. I mean, tomorrow I'll spend most of my time working the Bible study for Thursday night. And then I got to start prepping for the debate.

I not debate, but for the presentation I have to do in in Philadelphia. So I have to do PowerPoint slides. Takes a lot of work. And I'm working on some other projects as well.

And I'm starting a new research project. So, OK. But send it to me. All right. All right. OK, man. All right. OK. Sounds good. All right, man. God bless. All right. Hey, folks, we have five open lines if you want to give me a call.

Nobody's waiting. Eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six. And if you want, you can e-mail me a question or a comment.

Just e-mail it to info at Karm dot org. C a r m dot o r g. And I'd like to win right now. Radio show question. How is the seven year tribulation arrived at in scripture? Out of Daniel, which talks about seven years. And then they say that that seven year period is going to start after the rapture. And that's just what they do.

The rapture does occur. And and that's they put two and two together. And they do that. There's a lot of things that connected that. But that's what they do.

OK. That's how they do that. Basically, I'd like to see some more details on that. I've read stuff on pre tribulation rapture. And, you know, if you believe in it, that's OK.

It's all right. You know, I'm just not convinced of it. And when I see the arguments that they use, I don't find them very strong. You know, like like the church isn't mentioned in Revelation after like chapter three or four or something like that. You say, see? But but yes, it is mentioned. And I show them where? Way, way later it's mentioned.

And, you know, and just stuff like that. I'm just not I don't see it. I hope it's true, though. I don't want to go through everything. I don't want to. I don't like pain.

That hurts too much. Hey, we have four open lines. If you want to give me a call.

877-207-2276. We'll be right back. Be safe. It's Matt Slick live taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. Everybody, welcome to the show. Welcome back.

I should say, hey, I want to say thanks to Soccer Fanatic Seven for the ten dollar rant you gave. Hey, appreciate that. That reminds me, folks, if you want, you can join us on rumble dot com.

Doesn't cost anything. You can go in there and chat with us and see the video and interact with the people that are there. It's pretty cool. It's pretty fun. And just go to rumble dot com forward slash Matt Slick live. All one word and you can check that out. It's a lot of fun. All right, Jesse from Michigan. Welcome.

You're on the air. Hi, I'm nervous, but I wanted to ask you about fraternities and sororities at colleges. OK. Well, I saw videos about them and like they do rituals and each one of them are associated with like a Greek false god. Have you do you know anything about that? It just seems like a lot of kids are getting involved in these things. Maybe it's talked about more. Here's the thing. So a Christian can and also cannot keep breathing into the microphone a lot.

You're breathing into the phone there. OK. OK. And so it depends on the sorority fraternity and what they require. If they require secret oaths and secret rituals, that's a problem.

It is. And if they have any of these ceremonies where anything pagan is to be done, you know, it could be quite varied. Then a Christian can't participate in it. And they can't have any oaths that are contrary to scripture or any ceremonies that we consider scripture. You know, like getting half naked, running around or something like that. You know, stealing a mascot, you know, a theft, you know, things like this. That would be you Christians can't do that. Now, there are, on the other hand, certain levels of fun. And, you know, if they were to just promise to be faithful to them and, you know, help each other out.

Nothing's unbiblical. They could do that. That's not a problem. And so the other thing is what's the reason that you're joining a fraternity? Is it for social status or is it for mutual help or what? And so that the motives have to be examined as well. And as long as it doesn't promote any ungodliness or anything like that, then I don't have a problem with it.

But, you know, so it could be careful if they want secret oaths and secret ceremonies or whatever it is, anything ungodly. And you just have to see instances of it to check, you know. Okay? Okay. Okay, I appreciate it.

All right. So there's a yes and no to it. I don't want to just give a blanket, no they can't, or yes they can. Because sororities and fraternities are so different. And what if you have a Christian college where everybody there is good and they're following the Lord and they want to have a fraternity? Well, I don't see a problem with that, you know. And they just commit to being a member to support the building or whatever it is. And to, you know, to not bring girls over, you know, without approval of this or that.

You know, and they promise to do that. Well, no problem. So it just depends, you know. Okay. Okay.

I didn't know there was any good fraternities or sororities. I thought they were all pagan. I don't know. So, I mean, I don't know that for sure. That's why I'm asking.

It just seems like kind of a big deal. Well, I don't know if they're all pagan. I would tend to think that the great majority of them would be. But I just can't say that all of them are. You might have a fraternity of some sort that's a Christian based one on a campus someplace.

So I just can't say a blanket statement. But, you know, to look at what's going on with them and be wary. So if I went to college again, we didn't have a fraternity or sorority on the campus.

It was a Christian college. So, okay, but if they did, you know, I'd look into it and see what it's about. But I'm not a follower, so I don't know if I would have done it. I got things to do, you know.

A lot of people need that. I don't. I don't need all that fraternity stuff. I'm too busy. So, okay. All right. Okay.

I appreciate it. All right. Okay.

Well, God bless. Okay. Okay. Have a good night. You too. Thanks. Hey, if you want to give me a call, 877-207-2276.

Let's get to Luke from Washington. Luke, what do you want to discuss? Hi. Okay. Hi. You're breaking up.

It's John. Okay. Luke, you're breaking up. Okay. You're breaking up. Try it again. Okay.

So, you're breaking up, Luke. Okay. So, this happens a lot when you call. I can't hear you. You have to get to a place where the connection's better. Okay. Hold on.

You need to get to a place where the connection is better when you call. All right? Maybe it's because there's so much pollution in Washington, D.C. and so many levels that the truth can't get out. I don't know. Can you hear me? No. Matt, can you hear me? Yes. Now I can hear you. Okay. Let's try it one more time.

Go ahead. What does John 3.16 say about limited atonement? Nothing. It doesn't say anything about limited atonement.

Okay? Or universal atonement. Doesn't speak of it. Talking about universal atonement? It doesn't speak of the one. It just says that God gave his son. That's all it says.

It doesn't say to the extent the legality of it like Colossians 2.14 does. Okay? It doesn't talk about that. All right? So it's not an issue. It's not a challenge at all to either position.

Okay? Because they used John 3.16 cited against the Calvinist doctrine of limited atonement. Yeah, I know. But it's not a good verse to use. It just isn't. See, the problem is, I'm finding out more and more that the people who are critics of Reformed theology and many things just aren't very logical.

Excuse me. They don't think very critically. And I'm not trying to be mean. But when you go to a verse like John 3.16, it says God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son.

Well, then they say that proves that Jesus died for everybody. And I'll say words that say that there. Well, it says he loved the world.

Okay? What's the word world mean? You know, does it mean the planet? Does it mean just individuals? Does it mean all the nation groups?

What does it mean? And they don't want to have that discussion. Because what they do is they just assume their narrow view is the only one possible. And then we get into these discussions.

I've had this discussion on John 3.16 with people countless times. And it takes 20 minutes sometimes just for them to understand that the word world doesn't necessarily mean what they say. It might be, I try and get them to think.

They're not thinking. See, it might mean every individual. It might not mean every individual. It might mean the entire planet.

It might mean all the nation groups, not just Israel. Now, see, you have to be able to tell us which one it is from the context. And it says he gave his only begotten son, right? Okay, we know that one, that whoever believes. But it doesn't say whoever believes in the Greek. It's all the believing one.

It doesn't say whoever. So it's like saying all that believe. Then I could ask them, how is it that they believe? But God grants that they believe. We've been to 129.

So you see, they're not open to critical analysis. Hold on, we've got a break. Hey, folks, we'll be right back after these messages. Please stay tuned. We'll be right back. It's Matt Slick live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. All right, everybody, welcome back to the show. Hey, if you want to give me a call, four open lines, 877-207-2276. I want to hear from you. If you want to give me a call, let's get back to Luke. You're still there? Yes, yes, I am still there. All right, man. Okay, does that make sense?

Yes, it makes sense. The reason I ask this question, because we have 5.5 hours of clubhouse. We just finished to the non-Calvinist. They're asking the same question. John 3.16, they missed a tournament.

No, it's for a two-person tournament. This is the same question people are trying to ask. Look, I've got to say this again, and this is important, but they're not performing critical thinking.

A great many people fail to do that. I was talking to a guy last night at midnight. Someone called me from the East Coast, and it was this guy who was a member of a cult. A world church mission of God out of Korea.

It was a world mission church united. Anyway, he said that the Messiah, Jesus returned by being born, I can't even pronounce the guy's name, as a South Korean guy in 1918. That's his second coming. I said, let's go to Acts 1, 9-11, where it says how the second coming will be.

It will be in the clouds. That's how he's going to come back. I said, how is that fulfilled in 1918 by being born? The guy couldn't answer the question. It just obviously proved him wrong. He refused to believe it. What he did was he just simply, how do I put this, submitted the word of God to his false thinking. Everything had to be interpreted in light of that. I had to say the same thing over and over and over again.

Acts 1, 9-11 says this. He kept interrupting. He kept being rude. Anyway, I'm just saying this is a very typical thing, and it's probably going to be the same thing there. Because if I'm in that room and I say, well, John 3, 16, let's look at it, and I show them and I ask them questions, then what they'll probably do is I'll want to jump in at once, and I can't handle that because of my autism. So I just say, look, one at a time and we'll discuss it.

And if I say, can you show me from the context that it means every individual who ever lived, for example? And they can't because it's not there. And so they'll say, well, show it to me, and then they get upset. And then I hold their feet to the fire and say it's not there. I say there's possibilities.

That's one of the possibilities it could be interpreted as, but it doesn't necessitate that that's the right one. And if you want to argue something, you need proof, not an opinion. And so people just don't know how to think through these things very well. All right? And that's the problem.

That's the problem we're going to face. Okay? Thank you, man. Thank you. Okay. All right. Well, good. Okay. All right. Okay. So we'll see if we can arrange it next week or something like that. Okay? I sent an e-mail to you about a reform apologetics in our room.

You need to come whenever you have feet, and you can send e-mails to Joanne, through Joanne or somebody else, so I will inform. Yeah, I saw that. Yes, I saw it. And so, yeah, but this has black squares, and that's all it is, so with a little bit of words. But, yeah, okay. Follow that room. Can you please follow that reformed apologetics room that she created? Please follow everyone who listens to us.

Please follow us. Okay. Is it a house or a room? We have a room, and also there's a club deck.

This is a club deck house or a club house. Okay. I'll check it out, okay?

We'll look for it, all right, brother? Okay? Thanks. Okay, that sounds good. All right, good.

And there it is, and I just joined it. Okay. So there you go.

All right. Hey, we have five open lines. I have nobody waiting.

If you want to give me a call, all you've got to do is dial 8772072276. So what he's talking about, ladies and gentlemen, is something called Clubhouse, and it is... I don't know how many members it has. I wonder how many people use... I'm curious now.

Let's see. How many people use Clubhouse? And 10 million. Okay, 10 million people are on it. So it's a chat system by voice, and it's pretty good. There's lots of rooms, and you can create a room. Anybody can create a room and discuss anything. And then they have what's called houses, and inside the houses are rooms. So a house is a bigger overall topic. It might be like apologetics, and you might have sub-rooms in it.

But it's not hard to find this stuff. You just go into a search area, and you just say... You just type in what you want to look for, and then it just finds all the rooms open and just shows them to you. And you can click one and say, join, you're in. That's it.

You see a microphone. And so a lot of people talk in there, and I've been on it for, I guess, a couple of years now. So I have things filtered down to Christianity and stuff like that. No monologue, religious discussion room, Bible study reading Exodus chapter 1, open discussions. How is the Israel Jews alike of the Gentiles?

Let's see. Does the so-called Israel of God mean such a... And so you have all kind of topics. And if you type in the word Christian, you'll find Christian.

If you type in Matt Slick, you'll find Matt Slick and stuff like that. That's all it is. So people come in there, and they meet from all over the world, and then they talk, and they raise objections. They teach, argue, the whole bit.

And that's just what happens. And I like to be in those rooms, and I also do it inside of Discord. The reason is because more people can get in and hear, and that's what I'm looking for.

So we can get one, 200 people in the room and do it in Discord as well, and I'll simulcast into both, where I want people to interact with these issues. It's a form of teaching. So what he's talking about is the people from India.

Now, India has some problems, and it's been infected by some pretty bad Christian theology, not that they don't believe in Reformed theology. It's just other areas that it's pretty bad, like a father confession and some wackos and some other stuff like that. So anyway, that's it. It's not a big deal, and that's what he's talking about.

For those who just don't know, he calls and does that. All right. All right.

Let's see. Let's get to Eddie from South Carolina. Eddie, welcome. What do you got, Eddie, on the air?

Well, thanks for taking my call. It centers around why John the Baptist wore the clothes he did, and I know it relates back to 2 Kings 1-8, which Elijah wore those clothes. And so I'm just curious, because the Israelites were expecting Elijah before the day of the Lord. And I've always wondered, was that the presence of John the Baptist?

Yes. Because Jesus says in Matthew 11-14, If you're willing to accept that John himself is Elijah who was to come. Now, this is not reincarnation.

Some people have used this as a reincarnation verse, and it's not that. Now, remember, his father, Zacharias, he was a temple worker. So here's a theory, just a theory. We can't prove it true, we can't prove it false, it's just a theory.

It's not falsifiable. And one of the theories is that if Elijah had that camel's hair mantle, and if he disappeared, if the camel's hair mantle was left, because of the power that Elijah had, it was probable that he would have kept that mantle, and he would have kept it in the temple someplace. Zacharias, John's father, was a temple worker. He would have had access to that very camel's hair mantle and gave it to John. That's a possibility. I'm not saying it did happen, I'm just saying it's within the realm of possibility. Or it could be that John just made a camel's hair garment of some sort, and I've ridden camels, and it's not the most comfortable.

It's not the most comfortable fur. Right, yeah. And so he came with the spirit of Elijah, and that's what's going on. Well, Matt, would it play into that he was taken up by the Lord and never really had a physical death? Elijah, right.

Does that play into him? Yeah, Elijah. And then also, I guess, the Jews still leave a spot, right, at Passover for Elijah. Yep. Fascinating.

Yeah. And there's just a little bit more, just tidbit of information, the two witnesses that are in Revelation. One commentator said maybe it's Elijah and Enoch, because both of them were taken up, didn't die, and maybe that's when they're going to die, they'll come back and they'll die. It's a thought. We don't know if it's true or not. Yeah, but we never found Moses, did we?

No, we did not, and they didn't either. So those are just bits of info. Okay, buddy? We've got a break coming up. All right, man.

God bless. All right, Eddie. We have wide open lines if you want to give me a call, 877-207-2276. We'll be right back. It's Matt Slick live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. All right, everyone. Welcome back to the show. If you want to give me a call, all you've got to do is dial 877-207-2276. Let's get to John from Raleigh, North Carolina. John, welcome. You're on the air. I'm back. It's all right.

So what have you got, man? Not that I want to troll you or anything, but is there any way to find you on Discord or any of these? Oh, yeah. Like when I've got a free time to just – Yeah, just mail a $20 bill with the request.

No problem. Or – Say that again, I think. I said – You're joking.

You just sent a $20 bill with a request to find you. What you do is you go to karm.socialmedia. Ah, so not the calendar. Yeah, and just try socialmedia. Social media, I think it is, and it will give you the list. There's a Discord – the Discord server is found there. I'm not there very often. I like to go to other places, and the reason I don't go to my own server very often is because once I'm in there, people come in, I have to stay and manage it, and I don't want to do that.

I want to be able to leave at the right time. So my name is there as well, and that's number 8539, and so you can search for me and you'll find me if I'm on. And I usually go into different – I usually go into the pagan areas, the unbelievable areas. That's where I hang out most. That's where I'm interested in hearing the conversation that goes there.

So if I go to one of these sites, can somebody find you by your handle and see what room you're in? Yeah, uh-huh. In fact, what I can do if I'm there, but yeah, I'm there not at any regular time, though, okay? Let's see. That's the thing, yeah.

So I'm going to type it. Actually, I go into the different servers. It also goes into the – I go into the politics and religion server at that address, and I also go into another one, and I'll just make them live here in the next few minutes so that you can check them out. But those are the ones I go into, and this is what we call the politics server. And mainly – and also the politics one, because those are where the unbelievers hang out.

And a lot of Christians do, too. And so I'll go in there and witness. That's what I do. So I'm looking at it right now at the servers as I'm in there checking it out and copying the stuff and writing it and updating the file on the website. As we're talking, I'm doing it, modifying it, all right? Cool.

So that in just a minute or less, it'll be ready. All right. So on a whim, do you go to the social site first and say, okay, but I feel like going over to this particular server and you update that there so that we can track you that way? So what I'll do is, just depending on the mood, I'll go to Clubhouse. But Clubhouse is more like the Wild West. And Discord is more like the 60s, okay?

So – and I will go – if I want to have good, serious teaching time, I'll go into Discord. And there are people there because they have a rule about public figures. And public figures have certain rights. I didn't set this up.

I didn't even know about this. They just told me this. So they go, Matt, you're a public figure, so blah, blah, blah. And so if I go into a room, then generally I end up being the one who does most of the talking because people want to line up and ask me questions.

And that's generally how it happens, generally, but not always, okay? Atheist groups would seem to be pretty interesting as well. Oh, yeah, I love talking to atheists. I do. I enjoy talking to them. They – I try and show them problems.

I was talking to one – so what I'll often do is go on Discord on my phone and I have my headset and I walk around the block. And I'll do four, sometimes five miles. And I'll just have discussions while I'm walking.

And so I do everything from memory at that point. It's pretty tough. And then like I was on three, four days ago when I was walking, I did four miles, and I was talking to an atheist, and he said he wanted to talk to you about something. I said, look, if you do, here's the problems you're going to run into. I'm telling him ahead of time.

This is what you've got to watch out for. And so, you know, it's what it is. Okay. About a month ago you were talking to a fellow who has brought up about, in the 16th century, the races. And he ended up hanging up on them. And he's not understanding them, but he was saying that man was man. And it wasn't until the 16th, 17th century that races were, you know, the segregation of races is what he was getting at. And the races, I don't know how to explain it, but the you're this race or that race becomes a problem.

Okay. I understand what you're saying, but I remember that conversation. I remember how difficult it was to understand him. Sometimes people will say things and I don't understand. And this is, you know, I'm not sure to make excuses, but, you know, I let people know. I have Asperger's and this has happened before where that issue has gotten in the way of things. And sometimes, it doesn't happen hardly at all anymore, but my wife and I would be out talking with somebody and every now and then I'll just turn to her and say, what did he say? Because I don't understand the logic and the phraseology of some sentences, particularly when you use a lot of pronouns, I get lost.

Just, you know, just me. And so it's certainly possible I had that problem with him, but I remember that getting frustrated with him. He wasn't able to articulate what the position was and I remember that. So, okay. Yeah, he kept on going back and he didn't understand it. You didn't hear him and that's the other thing that you're hearing like me. Yeah. You know, it drops out. You miss that phrase that he's not going back or letting you start over again.

But he had a good point. I would have loved to hear him complete or if he's listening to call back in. Are you clicking something in the background there? Oh, sorry about that.

It got picked up. Okay. I tend to fiddle. So, that was a good point. So, you want to hear him respond? Yeah. Okay. So, that was it. Okay.

Good. Hopefully I can find you. I'm curious about that and track you down and listen to how you talk to other people like at that gallon. Starting out on that witnessing point, I actually, last week when I was down in Charleston, needed to get dinner on Sunday night. It was like getting late and I was at one of the corner bars at the hotel and was actually witnessing to the bartender, the kid, who is a, his mother was a Mormon. He's not, believes in Jesus, realizes that they're two different, Christ and it was very interesting. He thanked me very much for the conversation.

He learned a lot. It's fun. Good. Good. I like that.

And you know what? I remember because we talked about the AI stuff the other day, right? Yeah. Well, now I'm trying to resurrect something and I need something that I can put text into and it'll just read me the voice. I don't need it to have video and it needs to be different voices. So I don't know if there's something out there that can do that. I'm trying to research it and find out because I want to do a couple of projects here for radio. So anyway, if you know of something, let me know.

I've looked for half an hour. Yeah, I'll do that. I think I've run into one of those and I also just, when I was on the side, looked up, there's a text to American Sign Language as well. Well, the problem is those things cost money and we don't have the funds to put towards that kind of a thing. I'm hoping that I can help out some with that in the near future. That would be worth looking into. Maybe we could do a project where we raise the funds to buy enough of the credits in that one system, which, man, it really is good. It really is.

It is so good that if we get my avatar and my voice up there, it's really very good. I would just use that all the time. But we would basically, it would cost $200 a month in how much I would be using.

That's a problem. So, you know, that's okay. I'm hoping that I've got one of those things that I can be able to be the sponsor of over the next couple of months. So, let's keep that in the side pocket and maybe what I could do is start looking for other people to help out that way and just have those little plans for projects. Well, it sounds good.

It sounds good. It is worth it and then I could convert a lot of articles to a video and put the videos inside those articles as well. And it would just, it takes a lot of work to set up video, audio, lighting, and to edit and background has to be right, frame has to be right. It's a lot of work. It's a lot of work.

And I do it all myself. So, if I get that system you're talking about, get it to be good. And, I mean, it's like 95% good. That's how good it is.

It's really good. Then I would just say, hey, we just go to that, you know, and do stuff. You know, I got one minute things I want to do and it just takes so much work. It takes a lot of work.

But we'll figure it out, all right? And this you would just, because in the one minute video you're going to have a footer and a header and a footer basically that, you know, you don't want to put that in that time frame. You could just, you know, get the software that appends the beginning and the end. See, once I had a rendered video, let's say we had a text and it was so many words and it was 50 seconds long and we have it do it and the avatar of me speaking it does it and it's really good.

We have good background, everything done. Then I take it, I put it into my Vegas 365 program and then I just cause it to hear the audio and render it out. And it works.

It's great, you know? So then I could do it or something. I can put the intro and the outro on and then I can render the whole thing together and there it goes.

Okay? It's doable. Yep. Yeah, I'm just trying to make it efficient. But boy is it a lot of work. Yes, that's right.

And we certainly need a lot of help. And I hope I didn't keep you up all night while you were looking at that. That's why you're yawning.

No. No, what happened was a guy called last night and I recognized the name but I didn't recognize the name at the same time and he called twice. And I finally picked up going, I think I know, you know. And it was like midnight because I usually go to bed at two. And so we had a discussion for about an hour with a guy, a three-way conversation.

It was in a cult. So I was talking to this guy. Well, that amped me up a little bit.

And then I watched a video and I got to sleep like 3.30, quarter to four. That's just my life. It's what it is.

But there's the music, buddy. Okay? Keep in contact, man.

Yep. I love your passion. Take care. All right. Bye-bye. Goodbye. Hey, there you go. Well, there's the music, folks. I hope everybody had a good time listening. And by his grace, back on there tomorrow. And we'll talk to you then. God bless. Bye-bye.
Whisper: medium.en / 2023-08-11 09:21:08 / 2023-08-11 09:39:45 / 19

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