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May 13, 2021 1:05 am

Open calls, questions, and discussion with Matt Slick LIVE in the studio. Questions include---1- I am struggling to desire to read the Bible and pray. What should I do---2- If God is not the author of confusion, what does it mean that he confused the people's languages at the Tower of Babel---3- When did the magi give their gifts to Jesus---4- Where does it say in Scripture that the serpent in the garden was Satan---5- What did God mean when he told Adam and Eve they would die when they ate of the tree since they didn't die when they ate it-

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A map to talk with you again.

No problem, but we got so I have been struggling recently and maybe I'll start with the I think the bigger one. Right now I feel like my desires for reading God's word and prayer and spending time with him.

His burden and I don't like it.

It makes me uncomfortable.

I've never really liked reading these kind of things just bother me when I see these in my life. I was kind of wondering if you've ever experienced something like that and how would you point somebody toward getting tell you because you said this violence is hardly ever experienced the same thing on a regular basis and has been that way for years and years and years and I try to figure out why I used to get me the Bible 567 hours at a time and just couldn't get enough.

But now that I'm older the face and see things so many different ways, and I study all the time in the Bible all the time that when I'm done doing stuff done. So now that I think I just you should read the Bible just to read the Bible and so what I'll do is I'll just go through this one. Recommend to start reading maybe put a little tab in my Bible and just read for however long it like reading for if it's five seconds grade if it's five minutes great worry about. I want to be a burden, and even I read one verse that is done, talk to God about that. I don't want that burden to be there because you know I'm on on the Bible a lot as a study book that's different than the devotional book but I get devotional.

He fed out of my studies. So why do I don't I don't worry about it too much just move forward and trying read here and there and enjoy it when it comes up through bureaus look at a lot of people have the same problem. Same issue that spiritual I asked that because I and I know looking at myself clearly at a good thing but II just look at that kind of fruit and I like how could I call myself a Christian, you know there's times where I'd rather be fishing than prayer and reading God's word and whatnot you know that you see fishing and it just ain't so bad. You seem to be sufficient. Yet we fish for anything I can catch eye socket fishing to be on have been going for like carp and catfish them go you love fishing and have some ponds around here. I go to go from the house and pretty good at catching bass in a river it's 4 Times Freer Way to get trout out of their and sometimes it'll do is I will do is I go fishing and literally about the fishing I'd love to fish and fish.

This one hole for for years I've got some nice bass all relevant this catch and release, and I have a young wireless headset. My wife got me and I hope it's my phone. Look at my phone and I will often display your praise music one fishing and some that I did it once and that I don't put up the idea is I'm not there away from everything I try and talk to God because it's not a burden to say Lord I just thank you, you know, I just enjoy the trees in the wind and the water health smart for sure that I can catch him and things like that.

I have one more quick question require that thing I've been chewing on for little while.

We know that in God's word. It says that God is not the author of confusion and we see that at the Tower of Babel.

He confuses their speech and I we also see that I if I remember correctly, it's with the injection that he confuses them, and then close the CN on them how to line reconcile that because I I struggle with a lot of confusion in my faith with with what a lot of things mean with me. There's there's a whole bunch of different enough cloak interpretation of different things and I just want the truth. You know what I mean and that I get that cat to ride at you reminding me a lot seriously just tell you that when I was new-ish in the face and when I was really certain study.

There was one book in the Bible that I would read and it would weaken my face. It would cause me confusion and read it and I didn't get it and I remember doubting. Is it really true, is a book that was in the Bible as she can come close with James. Not a bad book of Romans for me.

Agreed violence. Oh yeah, I did Romans it just doesn't make any sense and what I did was biface of what I understood that you know it's the word of God. I had no problem with that and I said, Lord, when I read the book of Romans. My faith is actually weakened. I said I'm going to continue to read and study teach me now. When I read Romans it strengthens my faith and the reason the difference occurs because it took me couple, three, four years of study I started understanding with Paul the apostle was teaching the problem wasn't with the book of Romans. The problem was with me and I knew that was the case, I knew that always the problem with my spirituality, my desire to read the word might desire not to pray as much as I should word the confusing sometimes all of that. I learned early on was simply my problem not to be disregarding you caring about others and you that you have issues. The thing I just you're just a problem to worry about grow up with nothing that is just difficult sometimes to realize though that the problem laid in my understanding, my heart and at the same time I knew that God was patient with me and so I rested in his patients. While I muddled through so much stuff and then it started opening up and now when I read the Bible.

I cease so much and it I'm absolutely convinced of its truth and it takes time sometime to go through that you just sound like that was happening to you know why her and another not alone and not alone and that on no I think someone else said that the chat room that they were so I think I saw some of said something but you know I've talked to people.

I member but something happened at seminary the really helped me a lot is some sinful struggles in seminary, lustful, prideful, arrogant, stupid, stubborn man and I'm in seminary to become a minister and just let the sailor some things in my mind and heart that weren't very good that I was struggling with and I went and talked to something about a different story. Want to think it helped me was when a friend and Sam came over to get books on cults because I was the middle of renewals occult guide the cults and stuff and we got talking and he just opened up and told me the struggles he was having. And they were the same ones I was having and we just rejoiced get this choice that both of us were struggling in the same area. It wasn't because he wanted to see some sin. We went along swindle through others who have troubles and we have doubts.

And yet we move forward into the storm and it just the onslaught of our doubts and fears confusion they buffet us from every direction and what we do is lean forward and take one step at a time and know that the storm will not always be there pass through it and it's difficult is confusing. This is what we gotta do, by faith is with God often does, with people like probably from the same problem I have genetic deformity called six goal and I think you got it to say thank you and Mike to buy 4 x 4 in heaven that God uses to get my attention is now around, whittled down quite a bit.

Yes, you don't a lot smaller and it's whittled down through baseball student support so the thing is that those of us who endure that storm and discipline. Stuff like that often see things and learn things through them that really can help others. God knows what he's doing. So what you do is one day at a time. You say things like Lord, I know this word of yours is true and I know the Lord that you know my heart is tired of reading sometimes and I don't get the joy I use to but yet Lord, not just read a few words and just trust you as I move forward towards you. Please open my heart I need you and it will seek to know what you can hide it from him.

Yorty know it's just talked even if it's for just 1/2 a minute just documents old just flashed in my mind, I recommend you get the book called answers to prayer by George Mueller answers to prayer by George Mueller say why okay but that don't answer the George motor viewer after the original post we have a breakup for open my what you 70776 man's leg. Why call 770-7276 Matt Adam is still there for the guys in the chat rooms is both say that you have leaders more than once that I have to know.

I recommend this book. Answer to prayer by George Mueller beaver heard of George Mueller number will George Mueller will make you feel really bad. Okay. That's why so good because George Mueller was a skinny little man who was a pagan sinner got saved and then live by faith and prayer, and some of the things that happened because of his prayer life were incredible. But he was gifted in prayer and in this book. What he does is he lists out the diary, various things about prayer we would pray for one thing or another. One story, for example, is the orphans that he built an orphanage in England in 1800 and they didn't have any food so they discover the tables are pray and pray for 20 minutes. Pray for 20, 30 minutes or so, but to be locking the door, some kind of money go and I was just coming back in the market. With all my food and all you'll didn't buy an urge to come in here. You guys need anything and they would have dinner and this is how it always was with him and it makes you feel bad because you go.

That's what being spiritualist, but you feel good because it's like a while. That's what you do and what he was was amended trusted God and began in small things, and it grew small things he would he would ask God about something. But the key was getting into God's will. And a lot of times what we want is to have God get into our will as we think we know with better what he would do as if he had an impression to do anything he pray about it for 2345 weeks want to go for this from God or from his own flesh if he was convinced it was from God, then he would talk his life about the pray. They would slowly move into the direction of God and wait for God to do things and so God and my favorite story in that account with heat wrote was, as he trusted the Lord to the building orphanage because the Lord put on his heart and his it's in this book. Little things little things that would occur just the blessing of God and was a point where this orphanage was built, and this new thing called electricity was out but they didn't have the money for it and it was winter and the furnace was about to to go out and they had a couple hundred kids. He did not want to shut the furnace down in the winter was in England because of the pneumonia, and they couldn't put in kerosene lanterns because if one could knock one over in a wooden building. You can lose 200 lives and so they were stuck, but he knew it was God who had opened up the door and he had step-by-step trusted God is God if this is what you will. Then I will just rest on what you say is not my problem is your problem because you're the one calling me to do this and that's an important principle. We sometimes want God to do what we want him to do.

We should wait and see what God wants us to do and that when we find that the word and prayer.

Both become more alive because were in his presence and his will. So though sometimes it's because God is letting us experience a desert time so that when we walked to the desert. We stripped off those things from us that we don't need. The only thing left is our relationship with Christ. Trust in Christ. So there's a lot of variables how God works. So back to the story so George Mueller knew there was no option other than to pray and ask God to stop the cold north wind as it blew that on the day that the workers were to come in and shut the furnace down and to repair it.

God happy God, would you please stop the cold north wind because we don't have any other options, and he prayed and he asked God that the men who would work it would have a mind to work hard to get it done for the orphans to be taken care and on the day they came to shut the furnace down the cold north wind stopped blowing warm salt in the men shut the furnace down and they worked for 18 hours of correctly like 18 hours in the course tired. I got the furnace out and done and George Mueller asked the foreman with the men be willing to come back tomorrow because next Sunday or I forgot to be willing to come back early and get this done for the orphans and he went and asked all the men and every one of them said no it would not come back early the next day. Instead, they'll stay to the night and worked and got it done and when they were finished, they turned the furnace on and the heat was coming through.

Then a cold start cold north wind started blowing and to get to that place of faith sometimes takes a desert for us to walk through and in that process we find out what were made of trust God would we trust her feelings trust his word, or to trust our impressions and then we seek his face and move forward and little by little, God opens up the word opens up our hearts and we enjoyed him all the more we see the rewards of that time that we benefit from later on in our lives that makes a center that helps put 30 go now it totaling I just want to say that your ear will help electric thank you for all that you do that? That you've answered from praise God, you know it's a stone lay Lord God because if you knew what I was really like you say God's miracle, because I was worth anything. God's mercy and nothing more than that. So he gets all the glory you can use this tell you if he's using someone like me out after the world.

It's pretty bad, scraping the bottom of the barrel that is right there. I really think Becky Todd K to write folks that was Adam. You know, we should be praying for him so number him in your prayers tonight next few days that God would bless him and for those of you out there who relate to anatomist said about sometimes a dryness in the word isn't just alive wondering confusion comes in me just tell you, God allows that he allows it an illustration, I like to to give us about going into the desert you know if your you know you going in the desert you might have a bunch of canteens and I had sunglasses and everything what's left going the same for the lines 87720776 back after mass, like why call 770-7276 here's Matt's leg. Welcome back, show it on the line. All we have for open lines give me a call 877-207-2276 chemical folks. Pat, Raleigh, North Carolina. Welcome is not present yet you were read look at Sheila right God in Christ you Ray thank you for your holy and why you are because of my late, but the only thing I want to get there and are not as true or not being a very good representative of Christian and be a big ingratiate very impressed with it, you learned that many here is that the word refreshing and humble (like the last guy is refreshing.

They are humble, that will not perfect and they help me be like so may think that you have applied for, but I want to get writing you is this Scripture that I noted a while back and I haven't heard anybody speak on is about Mary and Joseph then went to the temple. Dedicate the and the first male child underway and dance sheet bench. Keep it there until she had waited her. I think 23 days of purification and sacrifice in that and when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their and steady threat that any child could need to grant ethnic birth and to construct that it's only been a month or less born and I got an and I'm thinking okay I have always thought that the Magi gave their presented air gift to them. When when I was done that well not quite likely yes they had gone and unique way for determining did you know that already. Yes, I once was request pre-air, but I don't ever hear it been pretty weird name that when That's at is what that the Magi were wasn't when he was a little baby was a couple years later. That's when it was or is it Jack is the text dealing with the deed is growing in wisdom which a question about about the people never hurt anyone say when you get there. Give their care and how it all happened. Give Mary Kay and I think it was for financing carpet at the date Nazareth back that Magi be worn on eBay when it is their home in Nazareth never read that everything that they are not just because it's just too many people don't study the word is all kind of thing the entire year. It's it's like this anytime people think they know what it says they make assumptions on the move forward with that for years.

Well, go on. Can't prove it with Ali beautiful like the shepherd word that the first Angels and then the multitude one thing, the light was there right glory of God. It benefit and I think that common brain never every word that would like to remember from the buddy later on today for organic that held the same standout bank that they think it like they get every word Mary says that the man did not like it happened and the con mandatory that all the family and I went there to Bethlehem and Mary was a lot of days it gets people there that heart does wonderful work you question related to its 201 going on. How their other clade K netting.

One thing the Magi Thane the very beginning we are in a well. A lot of people had tried like a starlight layout player player when they get inherited and find out seek it gets alignment. You know you need right here and help me and tell them not so the question is because the Bible commentary here, but you're right, we, the Magi, I about your all along an old island because the word of God when you could take a look at okay and the right Matthew 24, 36 writer get them to let me give you some school checkouts all right so the town they Matthew 24, 36, and lean not drop our okay okay Matthew 2430 Matthew 2036 and Luke 27, 27, 26, I believe it is okay. Love the Luke 1726 extremely okay Luke 17 2720 says okay and then then Matthew 1330 right now, go check those out, except in Matthew, you don't.


Luke 17 is about two men in the field. What is taking what is left. Read through the Here's a question, who was taken and then do your research okay around all day for payment with who's taken this read the context and then read the contact echoes starting at Luke 1726 and reading the next few verses 24, 37 to read the next few verse Matthew 1330 Greenland by a court very it's Matthew 2437 yeah and it's about doubt is was a days of Noah, etc. okay okay just be about my head that I will do my says just read those of us who you are not to get Internet on the word of God, it's that God go check out the word of God, that you like finding things to look their switch to find okay then, I arrived that I that I will bless okay all right hey folks reopen lines if you want to give me a call 877-207-2276 looks good to Matt from California that welcome you near to make a quick. Just wondering what your your position is with regards to jetted the three where the serpent you know it described as being crafty and everything and then you is inevitably tempted by the serpent then that you and then the serpent. Consequently, of Kirsten for having done so.

But commonly it is said that Satan was in the garden.

Satan was somehow impart imparting himself upon the serpent although in Genesis. It doesn't it doesn't say that anywhere. But I know somewhere in the New Testament. It does, there is some reference by either Paul or Timothy thing is something about the serpent of old references break the phone for three of the line 77776 right back after mass Y call 770727 charismatic slave Joe everyone. We have four lines located me a call 877-207-2276. Let's get back to Matt California near here. So the question regarding the impediment in the garden of Eden and just my lack of the motor that is why serpent would've been described and then be said to have been cursed guilty of all. Satan would use that which is familiar to a person in order to deceive the principal that's really important because a lot of Christians don't realize the enemy will use familiar thing and people and situations in order to bring us into bondage.

It happened with unbelievers a lot and so it says the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman indeed is God said, you shall not treat garden. This is still common in the enigmatic statement.

Genesis 31's are we saying that that was normal for animals to speak now, it doesn't seem be the case. But here's one of the things that we have to ask is women. Why is he talking to this snake it's after talking like what the know she has his conversation is one of the issues that saw is of concern about this. What was this will some people say it really was a snake and something really wasn't something else we don't know because of the word in Hebrew. We do know that what was written was written with a purpose, it in one sense it's absolutely literally better since not as much because Genesis 3 has a lot of some poetic issues in it. It's brilliantly written and contains truths and of course it does say that the serpent was there and is true and Eve was there. And it's true and God was walking the garden. It's all true. That's really what happened and so this is a strip of more crafty. What were seeing is the compilation of of the statement under inspiration of God for us to learn the serpent was involved somehow with its own demise. And this is something I can't go beyond the text says to say what that was. What kind of creature really was, but generally speaking, is said to be a snake.

Okay, that's fine. This is more crafty and beast of the field and doused the word of God and wasn't really the devil. Yes, it was because of Socrates. 11 three says no one before, but I'm afraid that is asserted the CD by his craftiness, your modular history with simplicity for the simplicity of the word of God, etc. and in Genesis through Revelation 12 nine and the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan. So he's the serpent of old who is called the devil and so really it really was the devil who was in the form of the serpent familiar to sit with Eve, and who then deceived her foot really did occur really was like that and her questions about it was interesting like like this not know he talking to a an animal and so this is one of the questions not answered the man that part of the car, whether with regards to her speaking the animal because it doesn't give a lot of information regarding whether that was normal for them to do so we just knowing nothing, then aged normal are from. I with that incident with the donkey speaking through member name of the false prophet nailing it but yet generous and generally find liquid unusual is whether that was normal that time.

But the currently seems very strange that that the animal is cursed in him that the animal being made to the well if it was just a snake then that would be a curse that would've been kind of normal procedure first night. Anyways, with her upon the ground, snake like that didn't exist until it was cursed became legless and let you know you like it could have been not in the way it like a servicer like a loser with leg scanning that you enigmatic a passage because of these is and when I look at passage sees things in there that it's obvious to me. It was designed with another's issue in mind because in Genesis 31 we have the doubting of God's word and then Genesis 34 the modification of God's word and then Genesis we just read through the modification Genesis before the contradiction of God's word and then Genesis 6036 we see where the word of God is submitted to Eve's feelings, desires her own understanding. I think that's the message that is coming through is the issue of the fall and the methodology of that the doubting of God's word.

The contradiction of God's word, the modification of it as well and the submitting of God were to our preferences and desires that seems to be more of what's going on rather than a biological lesson yeah going to me like well it will end with a couple years of thinking about this and some people asked me the question of the gander. The next thing mentioned in that account the benefits but I know that it does reference like later on so things is there are some pretty slick and three Revelation 12 nine.

Second, because this is the CDs second Corinthians 11 three and I did research during the break, so this is not read my notes and in the great dragon who thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan estimate Revelation 12 nine so that connectable it what what it would you make of the part where the serpent says that you will not surely die will not die that day, cut but where were the main but will because they don't actually die in that moment is when she does say do because you understand something. Genesis 217 God says the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat for the day that you eat from it you will die only ask you did they die when they needed answer is no. Yes because God said they would. Now what you have to do is look at what is he mean by death.

Do we think of it as a physical thing, but he could understand physical death is the result of spiritual death the physical. As a result of the spiritual actuality that's why regenerate didn't regeneration our bodies will come later because of the belief actuality spiritually in us, so they did die that day.

It just took hundreds of years later for to fully manifest into a physical sensation of function, but he seeks the wages of sin is death.

Romans 623 and Isaac did 92 says that your your sins have caused a separation between God. So we have to understand that when God finds something or uses it.

We have to understand what he is saying not what we think it means is you will die new mutagenesis to 75 ethical delete that they die they all look the help of God was wrong, but I was wrong as a percent is clearly to create a bit of a mystery like another one that I got.

I will I try to make sense of like how I believe that exactly because of the many authors, like about the them, but then like he excommunicated them from the garden, lest they should eat of the tree of life in the immortal right thing will guide Mike said it wouldn't think that would be that option you so you stay in this physical fallen state because resurrected body is yet future bodies were in. If you could make a choice where we went to a sci-fi with everything and you come out for thousand dollars a month and your physical body wouldn't decay anymore.

You just continue to live forever like this article would say you with the Lord would say you're missing out, you're missing out on what real physical resurrection life. This the physical body has died and were in the process of dying, and we have entered it just as God said, you will surely die you eat this they did because God said so. So now what we have to do is understand what he meant by death.

This is one of the things a lot of Christians fail to do is understand when God says something is true, why is he using the word different than we do, because were the one drafted to adapt. So one of the things to to know is this is got. For example, the word like this that has a change of meaning. These are setting it is the word no.

K NOW to know something will.

God doesn't know unbelievers the Sessa good with my never knew you. This is Matthew 723 Jesus liniment God knows all things. How could he not know anybody that's the problem research when he says I know you mean you're saved because I don't know you mean you're not safe you find this out the very Scriptures John 1027 to 28 Galatians 434 and 14 ischemic define these various verses. He said although some God use the words differently than he does it with the word all very clearly this with the phrase the many in Romans five there is these phrases need thing to show people he doesn't mean the same thing that we do. Sometimes we often do, for example, John 316 consul of the world. The wardrobe is every individual right. Who says process because Jesus says according Matthew 1524, he says, I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The house of Israel's nation of Israel wasn't sent to all the nations of the people groups you sent when the nation of Israel because of the covenant, but the covenant was broken by Israel. So with the Gentiles are grafted. So when it says God's love the world. Now all it means all the people, groups, and all the nations, because now when units in biblical thought.

Theology now you know the word world means in that context, the word all words and no also the word for no okay there.

So in the word diet. We died with Christ as a possible so there's codes that codes the disc word patterns show them to people in various Bible studies one to get the idea that you can look so Genesis 217 is one of the people that they die, you really didn't talk for God's wrong path with what sounds right. Pearson got drunk. The maybe understanding from the school through and seeing a bit of a mystery to try and I like one's trying to unpack not necessarily wanting that they got drawn, but likewise, the kind I like that. Why is it that when it you indicate like something out of trying to make sense of it because because God's word is deep and it's inspired somebody different levels in ways that the more you study it, the more you find there patterns and codes and and treasures buried within its pages.

That's the gas I tell you things like this I'd I know several of the more I try to study the leap into it in and I'm amazed by like your confidence in your clarity and then that you settle upon certain view the Scripture beginning in your table to be rocksolid words, there are some areas where my not really sure you know it's really worthwhile topic assurance thing ever right North Carolina call tomorrow and Chris say hi will think less of another program powered by the Truth Network

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