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The Matt Slick Live -Broadcast of 02-14-2024- is a production of the Christian Apologetics Research Ministry -CARM-. Matt answers questions on topics like The Bible, Apologetics, Theology, World Religions, Atheism, and other issues- -You can also email questions to Matt using-, Put -Radio Show Question- in the Subject line- Answers will be discussed in a future show.--MSL- February 14, 2024--Today's Topics Include---Comfort in Loss,--Eastern Orthodoxy,--Leading a Peaceful Life,--Love and Free Will,--Cremation For Believers--- -MSL- February 14, 2024

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You're listening to Matt Slick live. If you want, you give me a call. All you got to do is dial 877-207-2276. If, on the other hand, you want to email me, you can do that by just emailing at KARM, excuse me, info at, info at

And put in the subject line, put in, let's see, radio question or radio comment. Oh, man. Yeah.

So you can do that, all right? Okay. And let's see, we've got three open lines, 877-207-2276. I want to hear from you. Give me a call. Let's get on the air with Bucksman. Welcome.

You're on the air. Matt, I just want to say God bless you, brother, for your program two days ago now, where you shared your heart with the listeners of Matt Slick live and the Truth Radio Network when you spoke of your abortion experience and your past. And it really helped me, Matt. And I just want to say, brother, I share that same past. And I want to say this to all, first to all our lady listeners, you guys aren't the only ones who suffered with that choice.

Believe it or not, there are some men among you that it affected them as well. So I want to speak to, if you wouldn't mind, Matt, you and I, speak to the men. And I know this is Valentine's Day, and what a day. You know, this is a day of love. I want to speak that God's love, brother, is available.

His healing, brother, is available, just as it was me and your brother, Matt, Buskman and your brother, Matt. So that's what I would like to bring to the discussion, Matt. Well, I appreciate that.

It is one of those subjects I don't like talking about and for obvious reason. And all I can say is God is good, and he's gracious, and his forgiveness is incredible. And that anybody and everybody can find that forgiveness in him. He's just that good. And that's it.

Just turn your heart to him. Absolutely. What I found in my, and Matt, I carried this for a long time, and I kept it hidden. And I'll bet a lot of men are right now, as they're listening to us right now on the radio. Let me tell you, brothers, please release it to the Lord.

Talk to a trusted friend, because a trusted friend sought me out. And he said, Buskman, why are you so depressed? And he would follow me around work with his Bible.

And he would teach all the people that he worked with about the Lord. And his name was Lowell Beam. I'll never forget it, B-E-A-M, like a sunbeam. He brought light into my life, Matt. And I confessed to the sage of a Christian. And this is the verse he took me to, Matt.

He took me to 2 Samuel, chapter 12, verse 23. And what's going on here is when David lost the baby with Bathsheba. And Matt spoke of that sin with Uriah and how he tried to cover up his sin. And the baby ended up dying. But the whole time, David was lamenting. And he was crying out to God, please don't let the baby die. Please don't let the baby die, to the point that his servants were very concerned about David's mental health, thought he was going to kill himself even at one point. So when the little boy finally died, David went in, lost his faith, worshipped, and sat down to eat. And the servant says, King David, when the baby was dying, you were a mess. Why are you OK now? Why are you back worshipping your God? And this was David's response.

Verse 23 of chapter 12 of 2 Samuel. But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me. Now, this brings tears to my eyes, brother Matt, because I realize in God's economy, God's gracious, amazing love, I will see that child in heaven for eternity, brothers. Even though I sinned greatly and made my girlfriend, I forced her to have an abortion. I said, if you don't have this abortion, I am not going to be your boyfriend anymore. And as I was turning the car into the abortion clinic, Matt, she looked at me, and I believe Jesus was speaking through this woman. And neither one of us were Christians. Neither one of us was Christians. But she looked me right in my eyes, Matt, and she said this.

Do you really want to do this? And in my arrogance and my sinful didn't care about nobody but me, myself, and I, I said, yep. And we went in, and she was just devastated. Yeah. So how long ago was this? I never lost the memory of that. How long ago was that? This was in the 90s, Matt.

This was in the 1990s. All right. Well, I'm glad that you found, like, so many have forgiveness in Christ and what we've done. So it's a good message. And yes, men need to hear about it as well. But they're secretly suffering through a lot of it. And women don't realize it. And they're probably not suffering as much, but they're suffering. And it needs to be dealt with.

They are. I did, Matt. As God is our witness, I suffered. It made me angry. I didn't know where all my anger was coming from. And so dear Lowell, come and ask me, because I was really down. And he goes, tell me, what's going on?

Why are you so downcast? And I just felt so loved by this man. And I just blurted it all out.

I blurted it all out. So what did this dear man do? He and his dear wife invited me to dinner. And they made me a home-cooked meal. Lowell read the Bible to me. And I just bawled.

I just bawled. Now, I wasn't with that young lady again. Obviously, this was years and years and years after.

And I was just so moved by God's love through these dear sage Christians, these older Christians who knew the word of God and who had love in their hearts bigger than Kansas. Wow. Well, good. I'm glad. And yeah, I'm glad. There's good people out there. And God uses them to have others be healed.

So praise God for them. Well, I appreciate that, brother. I do. All right. You're welcome. Thanks, Matt, for your testimony. All right, man.

Love you guys. OK. We'll see you. Bye-bye. Bye. All right, let's get on with Evan from California.

Evan, welcome. You're on the air. Oh, hello. I thought I might have said it wrong, but my name's Ivan.

I called yesterday about the air. OK, Ivan. Sorry.

Yeah, but I had a different question. I wanted to ask you, encountering Eastern Orthodox people, they oppose Sola Scriptura. And before I basically ask, I wanted to ask if there's any confession that you particularly hold to as a believer? Well, the one I hold to is the one I wrote. It's on the statement of faith of Carm. And no statement of faith or the confession that I'm aware of really kind of gets those nuances I prefer. But the Westminster Confession of Faith is pretty good.

And if I was to pick any one of them, it'd be that. But I affirm the charismatic gifts for today. I don't know if the WCF does, but I do. So, OK. Oh, OK. So would you hold to Sola Scriptura? Of course.

Yeah, so in defending Sola Scriptura, when someone just attacks it, when someone attacks it, especially from the Eastern Orthodox, because they say that it carries on to the tradition and to the church, what do you usually bring them to? Here, let me try this. They kind of use like, oh, go ahead.

OK, try this. Ask this, OK? Was there an infallible list of the Old Testament books found in the New Testament or the Old Testament? Nope, there wasn't, was there? So how do they know, how do the disciples know, and how do the Jews know what the inspired books were in the Old Testament? They didn't need a list, but it was there. Why do we need a list of the New Testament books? They didn't have a list of the Old Testament.

They just believed what God had worked through the Jews. So what's wrong with that? OK? Right. He does mention, like one of the Eastern Orthodox guys that I didn't even talk to, he does mention that like in Second Thessalonians, when Paul says like, teach all that I have. Yes, I'm very familiar.

So if you go to CARM, there's a lot of information on this kind of stuff there. But what they fail to understand when you go to Second Thessalonians chapter 2 is they don't read the context. And they're never going to read the context.

Because if they did, they'd find out that it doesn't support what they want to say. So the tradition being spoken of in Second Thessalonians 2.15 is the tradition about the second coming of Christ. And that's what the context talks about. But it's not Roman Catholic tradition. It's not Eastern Orthodox tradition. Paul had told the Thessalonians to stand firm, verse 15.

Stand firm regarding what? Paul had been speaking about the return of Christ, that's in verse 1, and that they would be gathered together to Jesus. Paul had just told them not to be shaken, that the day the Lord had come, that's verse 2. That he warned them not to be deceived, verse 3. He informed them that the apostasy would come before the antichrist, verses 3 and 4. He reminded them of what they'd already told them, verse 5. Now that's really important, because he'd already told them stuff. He verbally told them, and they were getting it wrong.

Their oral tradition wasn't working. And it goes on, the antichrist is being restrained, verse 6. The Paul said, the lawlessness is already upon them, verses 7 through 10. And that God will send a deluding influence upon the lawless, verses 11 through 12.

And that this is all future. Christ had not yet returned. And Paul reassured them that they had not missed Christ's return by saying that they had been chosen by God for salvation, 2 Thessalonians 2, 13. And had given, and then the call to the gospel, verse 14. That's when he said, the whole fast of the tradition told you. That's what he's talking about.

But what the Eastern Orthodox will do is say, well, that means sacred tradition, the tradition of the church. No, it doesn't. OK.

So that's what's going on here, OK? OK. Thank you very much.

Y'all check out your website. Appreciate you very much, Perm. Have a blessed day. All right, man, you too, Ivan. God bless, buddy. OK. All right, let's get to Ron from Wake Forest. Ron, welcome.

You're on the air. Yes, sir. I had a quick question. I'm reading through the book of Timothy.

And I came across 1 Timothy, the second chapter, verse 2. OK, hold on, man. We've got a break. We've got a break.

No, it's OK. It just now started. So hold on. And we'll get back with you right after the break. And we'll get into this, OK?

So hold on, buddy. Hey, folks, we'll be right back after these messages. 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. As soon as Ron's back on here, as soon as the producer clicks him on, we'll get back to him. Hey, just want to let you guys know that Friday and Saturday, I will be in Sandy, Utah, speaking at 5 o'clock on Friday. I'll be talking on the Trinity.

I was just thinking of a couple things. But I'll be speaking on the Trinity. If you want information on that, you can go to forward slash calendar. But you can also go to, And you can get all the information there. But it's on forward slash Trinity.

Trinity, forward slash calendar. So I'll be there Friday night, speaking on Saturday morning at 9. So there you go. Let's let people know. OK, let's get back on with Ron.

Hey, Ron, but you're back on. OK, go for it, buddy. Hey, sir, like I said, I've been studying 1 Timothy. And I came across 2nd chapter, where Paul talks about praying for those in authority and kings. I want to know how that latter part applied to us today.

Because I know how the government is right now. Sure. Just refer the authorities above us, pray for them, that we can live a quiet and godly life, tranquil life. We should pray for Biden, even though he's a commie sympathizer who's destroying our country. We should pray for him.

Yes, sir. Now, I've got that part, but I'm just trying to understand what Paul was talking about. He said, by leaving a quiet and peaceful life. We pray for these people. We want peace. One of the purposes of government is to secure the borders so that we have a coherent country, and that it provides safety so that businesses, commerce can occur, families can be raised, et cetera. This is one of the main functions of government is. And our government is not doing this. Our government's working against that. So it is, but we need to be praying for them. In fact, just to say this, people should be aware of what's going on. I've heard from two different sources within two days now that there is some serious concerns about some attacks in America. And so if you go to, it talks about it, and let's see.

Where is it? These climate activists whacko morons. Jeez, yikes. Butt heads.

I just saw a thing that says they poured powder on the US Constitution, the container holding it. And you know what? They're all so young.

They're so brainwashed, their brains aren't even developed yet, it just makes me sick. So anyway, back to the topic at hand. A sheriff who went to a national sheriff's conference, and also I read this morning about the, I forget who it was, the Department of Defense or somebody. Anyway, they're saying that there's evidence and words of some major serious stuff coming down. Now, this makes sense because the Biden regime, the Biden cabal, has opened up the Biden crime families, what I call them, opened up the borders. Anybody's come in, and you know the enemies of our country are sending in people, just sending them in.

And all they have to do, this is not new, but all they have to do is get weapons and go on a designated day, go to different places in the country and shoot out electrical power grid transformers in certain areas, or have centralized areas you can get also with fuel production. And within a short period of time, the American economy will be basically tanked. And then what I'm concerned about is that if something like this happens, that the Biden crime family, what they will do is suspend all elections and then put us under martial law. And if that happens, it's over. We'll never get it back. And I suspect at that point there'll be a civil war on our own, our second civil war.

That's what I'm not wanting. This is serious stuff. There's a lot of stuff going on. So yeah. All right. Now, how should we pray for these people like Mr. Tawana? I know Paul tells us, but what's the point?

Sorry. We pray for their salvation. I've prayed for Biden and the people in Congress, the Senate, and my wife and I have nightly prayers. And I've prayed for them more than once. Lord, please save them. And I ask, Lord, if you're not going to save them, Lord, by your grace, then deal with them according to their sin.

It's called an imprecatory prayer. And these are in the Psalms, where the Psalmist says to God, deal with them. Deal with them according to their own righteousness, to stop the evil that they're perpetrating upon others.

And that's one of the things we're obligated to do as Christians is to stand in the way of harm coming to others. So it's what it is. OK. I'm sorry. Well, thank you. Because like I said, I've been studying others trying to figure out what he was meaning by that last part.

OK, that's what it is. All right. Thank you, sir. All right. Well, God bless, man.

All right. Hey, if you guys want to give me a call, all I've got to do is dial 877-207-2276. Jason from Salt Lake City, welcome. You're on the air.

Hi, Matt. I just had a question, given it's Valentine's Day, about love and the talking point that typically comes from Arminians concerning the idea that our love for God, or vice versa, or love for others, couldn't be genuine if it is predetermined one way or another. And I was curious what your thoughts are on that. Well, the people who'd raise that objection don't understand who God is.

I like to ask them questions. Does God know everything? Yes. Is he in control of everything?

I want to know what their view of God is. Since he says in Ephesians 1-11, God works all things after the counsel of his will. Does he? Does that include free will? Is free will somehow autonomous from God and acts independently from God so he doesn't have sovereignty in all areas? They don't know what they're doing half the time.

I'm sorry, but they don't. They don't think these things through. If you're going to say that God is sovereign over all areas, and that all things actual as well as potential only exist within a causal chain that traces itself back to the initial work of God, let there be light. When God created the world and the universe, he set in motion everything that's going to occur in it. We have free will within that because we're made in his image, and we have that free will. But it doesn't mean we're autonomous from God, or God doesn't know what we're going to do or think or choose.

And he can bring about whatever he desires within our hearts, as he says in Proverbs 21.1, he moves the heart of the king where he wishes it to go. And he can certainly move what true love is into our hearts. Another thing that they do if they make mistakes is they say, well, it's not true love if, blah, blah, blah. I say, OK, show me that definition of what love is. Where do you get this idea of what love is? Are you in touch with some cosmic transcendental neoplatonic abstract entity called love, and you're the one who's in contact with it, and you know what it really is?

Tell me what it is. Where's your authority to say what love is? And if it's outside the scriptures, then I'm not going to listen to you because you don't have any grounding. So I want to know what it is, and so you're going to have to go from scripture.

So show me what love is from scripture. Show me where it has to be what you say, because these people are arrogant. They're arrogant when they talk like this.

They don't understand what they're doing. So much heresy, so little time. Hold on. Hold on, Jason. We'll be right back after these messages. Please stay tuned. Everyone, thanks for holding and waiting and listening. And let's get back to Jason from Salt Lake City. All right, Jason. You're going to be down there on Friday, Friday evening, and Saturday.

And coming back on Sunday, so no big deal. Yeah, I saw that. Yes, I've found that love arguments kind of fall flat scripturally, but I was just curious what your thoughts on it were, given that it tends to tie into their argument concerning if man doesn't have the ability to make a contrary to choice, particularly concerning salvation, then man can't be morally responsible for spurning the grace of God. That is found, that's found in the first book of stupidification. Because what people do so many times is that they just assume they understand what true love really needs to be. They don't realize that they're arrogant. They say, I know what it really is.

I know what love is, and I'll tell you. And that's why your interpretation of God's word can't be true because of the view that I hold. And I say to them, show me your view in scripture, please.

And they can't. I say, then you need to stop elevating your own personal opinions to the level by which you then judge other Christians. You need to stop that. This is a stern rebuke to them, but they need to stop.

And I have to review people every now and then. Stop it. So that's what's going on, all right? Here's something to think about. Here's something to think about, too.

This is something I'll talk to them. I'll say, look, was Jesus loving? Yes. Did Jesus love the Father? Yes. Did Jesus come to do the will of the Father?

Yes. But Jesus says, I can do nothing of my own will. Only what he sees the Father do, John 5.19, John 5.30.

So how was Jesus loving, loving the Father, if he could only do what the Father ordained for him to do? If you listen closely, that's when you can hear the wheels just vibrate and fall off the cart, OK? They don't do it, though. All right? Yeah, that's a really good point.

Yeah. I do get tired of, I'm sorry I do, I get a little exasperated sometimes because I talk a lot online. I'm always, not always, but I mean frequently, I'm 3, 4, 5 hours a week just talking in various chat rooms.

Sometimes 6, 7 hours a week because I do it in the evenings. And I'm regularly meeting people who just claim to have insight knowledge from God himself. Yeah, OK, show me in scripture. And they can't. Well, it's either tradition where God told me this or God told me that. And I'm sitting there going, why don't you listen to God's word and why don't you judge according to what God has said? And they don't want to do that.

And I think it's because, well, get into that. So I call them on the carpet, ask them to find it in scripture. They can't do it. Then I politely tell them, please, if you can't find it in God's word, then is it biblical? What's your position biblical? And they don't have any real response to that, OK?

All right. Yeah, it seems like the argument comes before the scripture. And then they go to the scripture to try and find a way to justify it as opposed to going to scripture and saying, this is the truth and then coming underneath it.

That's right. It happens a lot. People trample the word of God under their feet. And the Catholics do it. The Catholic Church does it. The Eastern Orthodox Church does it. A lot of Protestants do it. Armenians do it.

Some Calvinists do it, OK? So there's all kinds of people. We're not exempt. We have to be careful. But I've got this habit now over the years I've developed of, what does it say in the word? Not what do I think it says in the word. What does it say? And that's what I want to know. I want to know what it says in the word.

Tell me from God's word. That's the standard. And too many people are simply ignoring that standard and developing their own. And so I've got to point it out. All right?

Better do. OK. All right. All right, buddy. God bless, Jason. OK. All right. And by the way, thanks, CrusaderForChrist99.

Thanks for the, I guess, two $5 rants. That means that's on Rumble. So if you guys want to watch, watch me sit here and do the show, it's not a big deal. But actually what's really good is you participate with the people in the chat room in Rumble.

That's really good. That makes it worthwhile. And so there's some great folks in there. We have 66 watching right now there, and nine someplace else, and it comes and goes. But that's what it is at this time of the day. And so you can chat.

Just go to forward slash mattslicklive. That's all you've got to do. Let's get to Herb, Herb, Herb, Herb from Raleigh. I was prepared for that this time, but I know what Matt's going to say.

And he'd be like, well, at least you've been mentally enough. I know. And as soon as I said it, I go, what am I doing with that again for? Sorry about that. All right, Matt.

So what do you got? Well, a friend of mine, he's about our age in his mid 60s. He's in a Sunday school class at church. And we got to talking by chance the other day about cremation. And his father, when he was young, was cremated.

I don't know the details, what everything happened and decided to follow in doing this. But this man is very distraught or very down about did his father make it to heaven being cremated. And I told him, I feel surely he did based on everything I've ever learned as a Christian. And I told him, I said, but you know what, I'm going to call a gentleman named Matt Slick on the radio and see what he thinks about this and see if there's any verses that might could help this gentleman feel more comfortable and confident that his father is in heaven. Because he was a Christian. OK, so he's thinking then that because he's cremated, he might not have made it to heaven?

Yeah. And I tried to explain to him, yeah, there's no way the gentleman would not have gone to heaven because look at the airplane crashes, look at some of the horrible ways that people die with not their choosing. But I just told him, and maybe I'm wrong, you can correct me, but I said, it doesn't matter how you die, your soul is still with God, and your father, I feel sure, is with God if he was a true Christian. And cremation, I don't think would keep him out of heaven. He seems to think it's a pagan thing that the pagan people used to do years ago. And that's why he's thinking God won't forgive his father.

OK, so there's some logic problems. If it's pagan in origin, it doesn't mean it's not usable. The Christmas trees have pagan in origin. And 1 Corinthians 10, there's meat sacrificed to idols, and Paul says you can eat it. The origin of that is by sacrifice to demonic forces.

But you can eat it, not going to hurt you. So the idea of cremation, even if it was from a pagan source, whatever, which I don't buy that, it doesn't have any bearing on a person's salvation. We're saved by grace through faith and our trust in Christ, not whether or not we get cremated. And you're exactly right, plane crashes.

I was thinking nukes, what do you do with nuclear bombs? What do you do with someone who's caught in a building, and it's so hot, and they burn up? I'm sorry, they can't go to heaven now, their body was burned up. It doesn't work like that.

And so just tell them, no, if his father trusted in Christ, that's the guarantee of salvation, because we can't lose our salvation because we're in Christ, and that's it. OK? Yeah. And there's no verse in the Bible that states that is there, that states that the cremation is going to keep you out of heaven now. Nothing.

Oh, no, no, no, nothing like that. What about people who are buried at sea? And what about people who, there's some cultures where they bury people in trees. For real, they bury them in trees. And so they have a way of doing it.

It was really fascinating when I found out about it. They stick a pole up them and put them in a tree. That's their burial. Sorry, well, it's pagan. So they can't go to heaven now if that's how someone's buried, or buried at sea, or cremated, or what if you are embalmed or not embalmed?

Yeah. So it just doesn't, you're right, OK? It has to do with the soul, not the body. And also, think about this. What about people who died 4,000 years ago? Their bodies are completely gone with the same result as cremation, gone. That doesn't mean that they're not going to heaven. Your body disintegrates in the grave, and there's nothing left.

Same result after the cremation is done. So I was very shocked that he felt this way at his age, given he is a Christian. And he teaches our class regularly.

He's definitely a devout, strong Christian, and a good man, but I was just shocked that he even thought such a thing. But I said, I wanted to give you a feeling, as soon as anything I could tell. You are. You're on the right track. And someone in the chat said, what about a man who gets eaten by a shark?

What about them? What? That's right. That's right.

Or falls into a wood chipper, which has happened. Hey, look, there's some music. We've got to go, buddy. Sorry about that. All right, man. Thank you so much.

All right. Hey, folks, we'll be right back after these messages on this cheery topic. We'll be right back. Please stay tuned. It's Matt Slick live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. Everybody, welcome back to the show. Let's get on the air with Andrew from Ohio. Andrew, welcome.

You're on the air, buddy. Hey, how's it going? It's going. It's going.

Where you going, man? I was wondering if you could riff a little bit on the terms, the word, and then Christ, and scripture, and kind of like the definitions of each and how they overlap and what's different about them. You know, we're always saying like, you know what I mean, how they're kind of used differently, but they mean different things, but they don't mean what everybody thinks they mean, and especially the difference, or the difference of the similarities that overlaps between scripture and the word, and then obviously Christ being the word. And that's all I had, and I was just wondering if you could talk about that for a little while.

Sure. First of all, we define words by their context. So each word has a semantic domain.

It has a range of meanings that are applied to it in the context in which it's used. So the word Jesus is actually used in other senses that are not in reference to the person of Jesus as we know him, but also to others, like Jacob, in the New Testament. So the word Jesus has different meanings.

A lot of people do not know this, but it's true. So for example, the word Jesus in Greek, in the Strong's Concordance, is number 2424. So if I were to do a search for 2424, and I could find these verses, it occurs 914 times. And yet, I'm trying to look for the ones that has the word Jacob there, and sometimes it's translated that way, because that's how it's used, just so you know.

A lot of people are not familiar with that. I'm trying to find them. As I scan through, oh, excuse me, I got a yawn coming on. Oh, there's so many for me to look, so I can't look through 900 of them while we're talking. All right, so that's one thing. And did we lose them? Hello?

I guess we lost them. And so the word word occurs in many places as well. So in John 1, 1, the word word is in reference to God. And then the word became flesh.

It's a reference to Jesus. But sometimes the word word can mean other things. So all I have to do is go through. I have this great Bible program, you see.

All I have to do is go through and just type in the Strong's Concordance equivalent to what it is. The word word, 331 times it is used. And in the NASB 95, it's saying it can be translated as reason, as statement, as word, as accounting.

Let's see some other versions. What someone said, it could be as a story, as news, as an answer, other translations, as things, as a message. So there we have what's called a semantic domain. We have a range of meanings that the word Lagos goes through. And here's another one, utterance, speech. This is how the NASB is translating it in different places. And the word appearance is from Lagos.

So there's that. And then there's when we have scripture. Now that's different because if we go to 2 Timothy 3.16, it says all scripture. Now that's the word grafe.

Grafe is from what it means to be a written something. This is significant because sometimes the Catholics and these Orthodox say scripture is also the non-written word. But every time the word scripture is used, and I'm looking through, let's see, 51 results, every single one of them is translated into the English as scripture. And then what you do is you see how it's used. Do you ever read the scriptures?

The stone was rejected by the builders. That's the Old Testament. Do you understand the scriptures? So it's referring to the written word of God every single time. And that's really interesting. So there you go.

And so words have a range of meaning depending on the context and what they're used to. Hope that helps. Let's get to Chris from North Carolina. Chris, welcome here on the internet. Matt, what's shaking, bacon? Just radio right now. That's it, man.

What do you got, buddy? Well, I just, more or less to follow up to your previous caller, who was asking about praying for our current leadership, if you want to call it that. And you were talking about you had heard about some attacks or whatever that might be coming down the pike and martial law being declared. And I was wondering what your thoughts were on the fact that what if they were to allow the election or the voting to take place, but before the peaceful transfer of power, if Biden didn't get in, then we would have the attack and martial law be declared. You never know.

It might be. I just don't trust the left. I believe that they're in the service of the evil one. I believe they're anti-Christ. I believe they are a lot of the left, OK?

Not a lot. Particularly the ones who are on TV. The radical. Yeah, the radical left.

Yeah, that's a good way to put it. So there are just so many people who hate the Constitution, who want to promote homosexuality, abortion, fornication, moral relativism. They want to open the borders up.

Let it be flooding in. Printing money as though it doesn't really matter anymore. Devaluing our wages in the process, causing the prices to go up. These are the things a government does when it is trying to destroy a country. This is exactly what you do if you want to destroy the country. If you had an enemy who's in control of America and wanted to do it slowly, that's what you do.

So you don't have the Biden crime family. Yeah, from Russia. And he was saying exactly what's going on now. He said this started 20, 30 years ago. And he said that that was how they were taught when he was into KGB is that you overthrow it and you have to do it slowly, step by step. And you go in and you start with the children.

You change their minds. And then over time, because who was it that one of the brainwashed leaders used to go say they were going to take America and never fire a shot. Yeah, I think it was Reshneff. No, it was Stalin.

I can't remember, but absolutely. In fact, on my website, I have the 45 goals of communism. And it's written there.

And this is what?, the 45 goals of communism. And the 45 goals were first published in March of 1961 in the Naked Communist. These goals were read into the congressional record by Albert S. Herlong on January 10, 1963. They are the stated means by which communist Russia would overthrow the United States.

I'm going to read some of them to you. Capture one or both of the political parties in the US. Well, they definitely have a left. The Democrats, definitely. Get control of the schools. Use them as a transmission for socialism and current communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of the teachers' associations. That's absolutely the case. Infiltrate the press. Well, CNN, MSNBC, I mean, they're leftist rags. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, motion pictures.

That's right. Discredit American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Let's see, here's some other ones. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them censorship. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography, obscenity in books.

This is due to our children, right? Magazines, motion pictures, radio, TV. Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as normal and natural and healthy. Infiltrate the churches. Replace revealed religion with social religion.

That's happening. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step. Discredit the American founding fathers.

I might be reading all of them. Belittle all forms of American culture, discourage a teaching of American history on the ground that it's only a minor part of the big picture. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture, education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, et cetera. In other words, get the government to be in control of them, which is what's happened. Discredit and eventually dismantle. Listen to this.

Hold on. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. Well, the FBI is now discredited.

I don't trust the FBI. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. And they're obviously leftists. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. They were trying that in Washington State. Discredit the family as an institution.

That's why they say the word, instead of wife and husband, they say partner. And Christians are now adopting the pagan system. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition. So there's some of the stuff that's going on. Yeah, and there's more.

You better check more by all of that, because I think it was in 1965 when they put prayer on someone. That's right. Our country is the way it's going. It's going to fall. Our country is lost.

This kind of stuff isn't something we just slide through. This is the kind of thing that, once it's in place, our country will be destroyed from inside. And then other nations will come in and take the spoil from our country. They will confiscate. And one of the things they do, when history teaches us, they confiscate weapons. And then they kill or imprison the intelligentsia.

That means what they don't like will be imprisoned and or punished and or killed. This is what Mao Tse Tung did. This is what Stalin did.

This is what Hitler did. And so this is what's happening. I warn people, but who am I? I'm a guy named Slick on the radio, who cares? You're the intelligentsia. Yeah, well, I've already been swatted.

And my wife and I talk about the knock at the door, and they're going to take me away. Yeah. I mean, you know, I've never read in the Bible where God punished a nation for the sins of an individual, but he punishes the nation for the sins of the government. And America has been trying for years to kick God out.

And I've seen him take his hand to protect his alphabets. Well, actually, God did a determination for the sins of one man. We numbered Israel.

David numbered Israel. We shouldn't have. OK.

Son of the leg. So I'm just being technically correct. But I get you. And if the Christians, look, we could appeal to the unbelievers, hey, get better.

Forget it. They don't care. They're just too busy watching the football game. And the pagan churches are kicking the Bible as a football thing.

To get people in for football, this and that. A lot of churches are just in bed with the enemy. And the women pastors and elders. You know, what I teach is Bible.

And people don't want it. Yeah. Yes, sir.

They might as well do, but yeah, there we go. OK, we're out of time, and there's the music. I hear the music, Matt. Thank you, sir, Matt. Bye. All right, man. God bless. Hey, folks.

There you go. Hope you enjoyed the show. And by God's grace, we're back on there tomorrow. And may the Lord bless you, and we'll talk to you then. Have a great evening, everyone. God bless. Bye.
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