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September 29, 2022 4:00 am

Open calls, questions, and discussion with Matt Slick LIVE in the studio. Topics include---1- How should we refer to ourselves as Christians- Are we saints or should we say something like redeemed sinners---2- Matt reads hate mail.--3- Can you explain 1 John 5-16-17- What is the sin that leads to death---4- Matt reads more hate mail.--5- Are there different uses-contexts of the word repentance---6- If you could only read one English translation, which would it be and why---7- Matt reads more hate mail.--8- How can I best prepare to speak with a Jehovah's Witness-

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Just go to karm.org on the site there. Oh, I'll get a yawn. Hold on. Okay. Wow. Oh, that snuck up on me.

I always wonder, and I'm doing this on the radio, and if I yawn and stuff, how many people start yawning when they're out there? Anyway, I don't know. So, like I said, five open lines. If you want to call me, 877-207-2276.

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Four open lines, 877-207-2276. I think, let's see. Oh, yeah. Bible study last night. Hope some of you watched it.

We usually have 20 or 30 people watching online. Had fun last night because you can actually see the map. By going to karm.org and I think it's Romans 1, you can find the file there on the home page, and you can go through it. I made a map of the time of Christ, the extent of the Roman Empire.

That's what I did. Found it. And there's a guy who will make, you know, keys and stuff like that and come to the study. And he said once that he needs to have things in stick figures. So I made a map with stick figures and all kinds of stuff, and it is actually up on the site. You can check it out.

If you go to the Romans 1 Bible study, scroll down. There's a map there, and you can click underneath it. There's a next and previous, and you can see the map.

It was fun and people liked it. Boy, how about that? Okay.

Four open lines. Give me a call. 877-207-2276. David from Kansas City, welcome. You're on the air.

Hi, Matt. A couple days ago you posted a Joyce Meyer quote where she said, referred to us, we're no longer sinners. No, she said she doesn't sin anymore.

Yeah. Oh, but yeah, but the quote that she was, one of the quotes she says is, you know, should we refer to ourselves as all redeemed sinners or saints? You know, we know we are positionally saints. I just have a question how we should refer to ourselves on that genre.

You know what I'm talking about. Yeah, we should refer to ourselves truthfully. We are sinners, and we are saved by the grace of God. We still fail. We still make mistakes. And we're not perfect. And depending on the context, we call ourselves justified or in the process or whatever it is. But to say we don't sin anymore is simply foolishness.

Yeah, that's going to cost the holiness. What I'm saying is I had a preacher one time said that we should always refer to ourselves as saints because of a caterpillar, like we're a caterpillar, we're dead in our ancestors, and we morph into a butterfly. We become born again. We become a butterfly. He said the butterfly doesn't refer to itself as an old converted caterpillar. It refers to what it is, a saint. Yeah, I can see that. See, here's the thing.

I'm a bit of a logician here. If someone says, for example, we should always refer to ourselves this way, well, first, show me that in Scripture. Show me where it says that because Paul the Apostle, he was struggling. He had a lot of struggles with the issue of his own sinfulness in Romans chapter 7. So if he had trouble and he called himself a sinner in that sense and a very profound one, well, okay, I guess the pastor needs to correct Paul the Apostle, doesn't he? Because Paul's wrong for saying that, isn't he? Well, he would say, yeah, his retort would be Paul wrote the letter to the saints in Ephesus, to the saints in Colossae. Yeah, but Paul called himself in Romans. He called himself a sinner.

When pastors say we should always this or always that, it better be in Scripture. That's all. If a non-believer is talking to me and says, do you sin anymore? I don't sin anymore. Am I going to say that? Of course not. Just be careful. That's all I'm saying. I had a conversation with a guy that got me off the other day because he said, he said, what did the first thing that Jesus said to the rich rung, go sin no more.

Well, that's what you need to do. Go sin no more. Yeah, well, the context was about his holiness and things like go sin no more.

Is it possible? No, it's not. Well, that's what he, that's what, well, this guy contends it is because he's a Pentecost for holiness. No, he doesn't know what he's talking about. He's self-deceived. Look, if anyone out there is listening to this and saying, oh, I can stop sinning and I haven't sinned in years, you're full of it. That's all I'm saying. You are so self-deceived, you don't even know. Yeah, well, I just told one of them, I said, I hope to God that you don't get behind a truck that stops suddenly and you ram into the back of them and the last thing you do before you go to heaven is sin because you're going to curse that guy out. Maybe.

You never know what you're going to do. But here's the thing is that if someone says they don't sin anymore, then they're saying that they keep the law on the same level as Jesus. Oh, I know. Really.

Because he's the standard. So are you keeping it on the same level as Jesus does? I asked that to a sinless perfectionist once and he said, yes. I said, well, you know, pride goes before a fall. You're so prideful. And I said, oh, you shouldn't be calling me names. Well, you're an ignorant, prideful person too.

And you know, it's ridiculous. All right, thank you. You're welcome. All right, ma'am. God bless, buddy. All right, so folks, we have five open lines, wide open if you want to give me a call.

8772072276. Now, Bill says, I have been sinned in three minutes. I doubt that one, Bill. Because I'm telling you, anybody who says they don't sin anymore is a fool.

Unless they've died, they're in heaven, they're with the Lord in his presence. But anybody who says, no, I don't sin anymore, you're just a fool. And you want to call me up and you can tell me why you're not a fool. We'll see about that.

That's dumb. It is. We are saved. We're justified. We still struggle with our sinful selves. But the Lord Jesus loves us and has redeemed us. And the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.

And because of Jesus, we can say then that we're right before God. All right, five open lines, 8772072276. So, let's see. I'm going to get some hate mail. Let's see what we got here.

Some hate mail. And I'm just going to jump right in. Oh, I did this one already. I don't know why.

I guess I could double or something. Here's that. Here we go.

Let me just jump in. Fridays we do hate mail. Sometimes we do hate mail. Here we go. Why do you only have? Oh, I did that one. You know, I delete these.

I wonder why they come up and show up again. My name is John, and I recently was on your website and wanted to ask you why it is that when you talk about salvation, you do not present it as the apostles did in Acts 2.38. Ooh. Oh, man. Acts 2.38 says, Repent and believe in the gospel. Let me just read it to you. Oh, I got to open it up. Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Oh, man. Repent, each of you repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Okay, there we go. So Acts 2.38, they say that's the gospel.

Okay? It's not the gospel. And the reason it's not the gospel is because faith is not mentioned.

See, this is what it says. Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you'll see the gift of the Holy Spirit. So people will tell me, oh, that's how you get saved.

Well, really? Then belief isn't there. Acts 2.38 is not a formula for salvation. And you'll notice in Acts 2.38, it says, repent and be baptized, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Yet in Acts 10, 44 through 48, they receive the Holy Spirit before they get baptized. So I like to ask people, which is correct? Usually, people who email me stuff like this, no disrespect, man, honestly, but still, they just don't know the issues and haven't studied it very deeply. They just belong in a cult, like one that's been accostal, and they just repeat what they're told without having really done any homework. Unfortunately, that's the case very often.

This person goes on. It is important to preach the true gospel of the kingdom and to warn people to repent and believe the gospel, followed by baptism in the name of our Lord Jesus, Mark 16.16. That's another problem verse, but I won't get into that. This is what the scriptures teach.

Preach the kingdom of God in Jesus, not the doctrine of men. Oh, so how do you know you're preaching the truth? Because you quote a verse? I can do the same thing and quote a verse. Does it mean just because I quote it that it means that I have the true gospel? Now, the one that's been accostal religion is a false religion, and all who believe in its official doctrine and will not repent of it, we cannot call brothers and sisters in Christ.

They're damned. Please do not take this as a means to slander you, but to point you to the scriptures. Compare scripture with scripture. Yeah, I think it's a good idea to compare scripture with scripture. That's why I will compare Acts 2, 38 with Acts 10, 44 through 48 and ask them, so which comes first?

Is it the gift of the Holy Spirit before or after baptism? And since they are different in those two sets of scriptures, which one is the right one? And I ask people that. And the trick question, because they're both right. It's not like one is right and one's wrong. So I like to ask them, well, which one's the right one? And then see what they do.

They're not thinking through the issue. All right, let's get to another hate mail. You want to put a complete work of the writings of the early followers? Try this. What? You want to put a complete work of the writings of the early followers?

Oh, try this site. Okay. Yours has so many cut ups, it's not even worth reading. Are you afraid of what they have to say?

Oh, you know, I want to get a T-shirt seriously. My church father can beat up your church father. It's pretty bad. You know, the people will do this. Are you afraid what they had to say? As though what they think is that the church fathers all say the same thing and support their group, their church, their whatever.

And it's not the case. And no, I'm not afraid of what they had to say. And I like to ask people who ask me that, well, are you afraid of them? Because I could show you things. I tell them I can show you stuff that contradicts what your church says out of the church fathers. Again, and I do it.

Oh, man, they don't like that. And I say, well, are you afraid? Well, you want to hear the truth? Anyway, he says, are you afraid of what they had to say? Sure looks like it.

Yours is more like going to a smorgasbord. Okay, whatever. So I find that critical thinking is lacking a lot of times with people who hold to religious ideology. Now that's going to be careful because if you're going to be someone who accuses and says, Matt, or whoever, you need to do this the right way. I find a lot of times they don't know what the right way is.

They haven't thought things through. Here's another one. Let's see. To whom it may concern, I inadvertently stumbled upon your website.

Too much disgust. Now that is how you start an email. Oh, man, I'm not even going to read anymore until we're back for the break and I'll get back on and enjoy this one. So, hey, if you want to give me a call, 877-207-2276, I'll be right back. Please stay tuned. All right, everyone, welcome back to the show. Hey, we have nobody waiting.

If you want to give me a call, 877-207-2276. Let's see. Let's continue with this hate mail. I like this. I inadvertently stumbled upon your website.

Too much disgust. No, like I said, that's how you start some hate mail. Anyway, I was absolutely offended and appalled at the ignorant statements and overall content.

This is awesome. I read more than once about, and I quote, legal protection for having intercourse with people of the same sex. Okay, let me make sure I don't read something inadvertently here that I shouldn't read. This is wrong on so many levels, but let me just focus on one, the protection you bigots. Man, they don't get what they want. You don't agree with them. You're a bigot.

All right. The protection you bigots is for the rights as humans being to love and to protect us from people like you who are so close minded and not accepting of those of minority groups. Oh, so if they're just a minority group or whatever it is, I got to accept them. That's how it is. Hey, they're a minority group. They do what they want. It's like you got to accept them. Well, really? I have to?

That's what I'm supposed to do, right? What a wacko. I mean, come on. I'm a bigot because I don't believe and automatically support whatever sexual perversion they want to participate in, and I'm a bigot for not accepting that, and the guy calls me names. Now, who's the bigot?

Obviously, he is. As with the straight Christian community, we want equal rights to love someone and spend our lives with someone. Do what you want, and if you do, you do what's right in your own eyes and you serve your flesh rather than God, you'll face eternal consequences. But one of the problems we have with all this kind of stuff is the grooming that is occurring. They're grooming society and grooming our children, and I have been saying this for a long time, that the LGBTQ stuff, it's going to become oppressive, and if you don't agree with them, you're the bigot. You could lose your job.

You could lose finances. But you don't agree and support their sexual perversion. You see? Now, am I allowed to have my opinion? Well, you'd think I'm allowed to have my opinion, but they don't want me to have my opinion.

No, no, no. You can have your opinion, Matt. Just keep it to yourself. But we can have our opinion, and we want you to abide by it. We'll have our opinion, and we're going to make sure that everybody knows about it.

But Matt, you have to keep your opinion to yourself, because you're the hypocrite, Matt, not us. We want you to keep quiet, but we want to speak. We want, as a minority, to put our rights and stuff upon you, the majority. We want you to accept our sexual perversion.

Yeah, that's what we want, and you're the bigot, Matt. Yeah. The focus here should be just that, not whatever sexual. It's your impure mind focusing on sex rather than love. People say, oh, you're going to love. That's all about love.

Really? Tell me what love is. Tell me what love is. Do people know? I'd love to have a public, public debate with an LGBTQ person talking about their rights before God, before men, before whatever, and to define what love is. What is the universal standard that you have, by which you say what it is, that you can then appropriate it and say, we're the ones who want love.

You don't. Really? So is it loving, then, to say, go ahead and participate in your sexual perversion, and that it'll bring you eternal damnation? Is that OK? Is it loving to do? Or is it loving to say, look, we're warning you about the consequences of you serving your flesh, which is more loving?

Oh, no. They, they're the ones who have the right to tell us what love is. Right? And they're hypocrites. Let's go on. There was a time when African-Americans were perceived as being unequal members of society. Just as they have, we too will be considered equal. No. It's not an issue of equality with slavery. That's not it.

They do this kind of stuff. See, they say because of a sexual behavior, this is a behavior, that this is why we're this is why they have the same persecuted complex as the blacks did when they were slaves. It's not the case.

Same thing. Anyway, for that matter, we already are. So it's time to accept us and respect us.

I'm not going to respect sexual perversion. No. No. Because we've already always been here, not by choice. Not by choice? Oh, so you're not responsible for your own actions? But by God's will. God's will is that you sin against him? Oh, man.

He created us this way, and we cannot change. Oh, man. Talk about lies and ignorance. People who try and use God's word for that. What was it? Something.

What was it? Oh, yeah. Newsom, the wacko socialist moron governor of California, apparently has put up billboards saying that Jesus says, love your enemy as yourselves and to come into California for abortions. So using Jesus in the quotes of Christ to justify killing the unborn. Yeah. More perversion. You see, here's the thing. That when you take your eyes off of God and you put them upon your own flesh and your own desires, then love becomes oppressive. I love myself, so I'm going to kill the baby in the womb. Yeah.

I love that person. So you have to accept my sexual preference, and you have to go to sensitivity training at jobs. But I don't have to go to sensitivity trainings for how to be nice to Christians and not offend Christians by using the Lord's name in vain constantly and pushing your sexual agenda on them and their children in schools and at work and things like that. No, we don't have to do that.

No, you have to bend to our needs. Hypocrisy. Lies. And no, he did not create you that way.

In case you haven't noticed, this is a free world we live in. And one final note, I believe in God and know that he loves me the same. No, he doesn't. You see, you can believe in God, but the devil believes in God too. James 2.19, so what you believe in God, but are you doing what he says? Are you repenting from the sexual perversion of which you say he approves?

The answer is of course you're not. You're trying to use scripture and God himself to approve of your rebellion against him. This kind of stuff needs to stop, and we Christians need to speak the way I'm speaking in truth. And it doesn't mean I hate homosexuals.

I've had homosexual friends, bisexual friends, had transsexuals over here at the house. But I'm just telling you that, and I treat them fairly, I do, but I'm just telling you, when the people start saying, this is how I'm supposed to behave, now that's a problem. You start telling me how I'm supposed to behave based on what you want, now the gloves are off. You don't do that. You don't have that right. Yeah, hypocrites.

Hypocrites abound all the more. All right, let's get to, let's see, Mark from North Carolina. Mark, welcome.

You're on the air. Thanks, Matt. Keep on preaching. I agree with everything you're saying. They worship their creature more than the Creator is what they're doing. But I have a question for you.

In 1 John 5, I think it's 16 and 17, it says, If any man see his brother sin, and they sin, he shall not unto death. Oh, hold on. We have a break.

I'm sorry about that. That's just the timing, so hold on. We'll get right back to you after these messages.

Okay, brother, so hold on, man. Hey, folks, we'll be right back after these messages. Three open lines, 877-207-2276. I'll be right back. It's Matt Slick live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. Everybody, welcome back to the show, three open lines. If you want to give me a call, 877-207-2276. Hey, you know, I was thinking, I'm going to be down next weekend, not this weekend, but I'll be down in Provo on the second of the first Sunday of October, preaching at City on a Hill. And we had an idea, I don't know if it's a good idea or not, of maybe doing a Q&A open to the public on Saturday night, the night before. If that sounds like something you might be interested in attending, you're down in the area listening on whatever radio station is down there in Salt Lake area. If you want, if you could just email me at info at karme.org and say, yeah, you'd like to attend something like that. Let me know because we may or may not do that.

It's just, you know, people show up great if they don't, you know, because it's a Saturday night. But interested in your response if you want to give me, you know, an email on that. Okay, let's get back to Mark from North Carolina. Mark, welcome.

Yeah, Matt. Okay, 1 John 5, 16 and 17 is talking about there is a sin unto death. I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin and there is a sin not unto death. What is this talking about?

Is he talking about the blaspheme of the Holy Spirit or rejecting Christ? What do you think about that? I don't know. It's just that simple. I do not know. There are options. Right. He just says it and doesn't explain it. From the context, we can't really determine what it is.

So its commentators have offered different things. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit can be a sin leading to death. But then Ananess and Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit and they were killed for that. So are there sins that lead to death?

Yes. You know, we could have sin. People could be sinning, you know, for example, an alcoholic. It can lead you to death. It can kill you. Or drug abuse. It can kill you.

But I don't think that's what he's talking about. A sin or something of specific sin leading to death. What is it? I just wish I knew. And I honestly don't.

After all these years, I still don't know exactly what it is. So I wish I could. That's it. Well, I mean, you're humble. I was just tough on that thing. I've tried to look at it and look at it. It's just really tough. Yes, it is.

Yeah, it is. Well, you know, I'm not going to boast in something I don't know about unless I'm boasting to my wife about how great I am. Then I do that. I'm sure she would agree. Well, let's just say that when I walk in with a pompous kind of attitude and shake my head and talk about how awesome I am, you know, she gives me this expression. It's kind of hard to describe. It's, you know, it's kind of like a nondescript zero IQ expression as she stares through my soul. So it's something like that.

I don't know if any other men have experienced that, but that's what it is. All right. Love you. Okay, man. All right.

God bless. All right. Let's get to Crystal from Utah. Hey, Crystal. We lost Crystal.

There's something about some child going to a youth group. All right. All right. All right. All right.

I'm looking at the chat text because they had a commercial and made a comment in the text chat about something. If God appeared to you and he said you could have what you wanted, what would you ask for? Okay. And I've thought about that over the years. But to ask for wisdom would not be a wise thing to do.

And people, you know, they'll go, what? Of course, asking for wisdom is wise. By definition, it's wise.

Well, how do you know? Solomon asked for wisdom, and he ended up in idolatry. In fact, when Jesus talked about Solomon, he said not even Solomon was as well-rayed and clothed as these lilies of the field are. He could get a backhand kind of attitude towards Solomon.

And Solomon, like I said, ended up in idolatry. What's the best thing you could ask? Say God appeared to you and says, what do you want?

I'll grant it to you. What I would say is I just want to be with you. That's it.

I want to have life with you forever. That's the best. That's the greatest thing. Okay. That is the greatest thing.

It's presence, the presence of the Lord. That is it. Yeah.

Anyway, hey, look, we've got some more hate mail because we've got nobody waiting right now, 8772072276. Let's try this one. Okay. Also, the Bible, here's another one. The Bible approves of slavery as your example is an argumentative fallacy. Okay.

I don't know what he's talking about. And honestly, your objective morality has never stopped Christians from doing terrible things in the past. You know, seriously, it's like, come on, do some thinking. Someone says, Bible approves of slavery. I would just say to them, show me where the Bible proves it. Where it says, this is good. We approve of it. Show me where that's the case. Because it doesn't. It never occurs in scripture.

It's a common thing I've heard from people. The Bible approves of it. It doesn't. It permits it.

It puts restrictions on it. But it doesn't approve of it. And honestly, your objective morality has never stopped Christians from doing terrible things in the past. Well, of course, being able to defend an objective moral standard doesn't mean that everybody is going to follow it. Of course.

That's not the issue. The issue is an objective moral standard. How do you justify it?

Do you have one? Does it rest in God or your own preferences? Things like that. He goes on, the funny thing is most Christians also bend morals to their liking. I don't know about most Christians doing that. And I don't know who this person is who says that most Christians do that.

When people say to me that, something like that, I'll say, really? Have you done any studies? Have you done any study on the statistics on what most Christians do? Or are you just saying what your opinion is? Because now you're saying that you know what most Christians do in the intention of their hearts.

Is this where you're coming from? How do you know this? I ask them questions like that. They don't like that.

What they want to do, what so many people want to do is just say their opinion as though it's a fact. Really? Okay.

Show me the documentation for that and that your opinion is actually correct. He says, it's the ones who truly follow the word of their God who are extremely dangerous. Really?

And which God would that be? You see, it's just, I meet people like this on a regular basis in chat rooms and they will say things like this. It's the ones who truly follow the word of their God that are dangerous.

Really? Can you give me an example? Now, if you say Islam, I would agree because Islam is a dangerous, violent religion, but not in Christianity. I say, show me in Christianity where Jesus or the apostles taught anything violent.

Just because you have someone who claims to be a member of a religious organization or whatever claims to be a Christian and they do something bad doesn't mean that that's what the Bible teaches. So, you know, people just don't think these things through. I wish they would. I wish people would think more critically. And I've noticed more and more that people are not thinking critically. I think it's because schools have been dumbed down. They have been dumbed down.

And I remember in college, I went to a college here in Boise, Idaho. I don't know, ten years ago they asked me to come into the philosophy class and give a defense for God's existence. It was really interesting. And I went in and I was dumbfounded at the lack of knowledge that these students had on basic principles of critical thinking in a philosophy class.

I'm not knocking that teacher. But it was pretty obvious to me they couldn't think their way out of a wet paper bag and I was really shocked. I had to actually change my argument and lower the level significantly just to explain some concepts that they should have known. And it was disturbing. It really caught me off guard. It really did.

But nevertheless, that's what happened. Let's get to, let's see, Chuck from North Carolina. What's up, Chuck? Hey, Matt, how you doing? Doing all right, man.

Hey, what do you got, buddy? Good. Some of the different uses of repentance in the Bible, if you could talk about that a little. Tenses? Because I know it doesn't always, well, uses, I mean. I'm not sure.

Okay. Sometimes it probably means stop what you're doing. I'm not sure I understand what you're asking.

In regard to what? I may have misunderstood you because I think you're saying tenses, T-E-N-S-E, that's what I heard. Oh, no. No, useless.

U-S-E-S, useless. What? I shall understand. Seriously, I don't. Okay.

I believe you. Useless. Okay. Of? Of what? Repentance.

Oh, repentance? Oh. Yeah. Okay.

Wow. Sorry about that. Well, you know, repentance, metanoeo, is a change of mind, and we are called to repent. So it has different contexts and things like that. So the word repent is the verb metanoeseta. And let's see, 3340. What I'll do right now is find, here we go, find every instance.

It occurs 3440. And it's repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And they repented at the preaching.

You know, repent and be baptized. It just means a turn, and it's not, we'll talk about it more after the break, okay? Hey, folks, four open lines, 877-207-2276. We'll be right back. Okay, everybody, welcome back to the show. Let's get back on here with Chuck. Hey, Chuck, man.

You're back on. Yes, sir. Mm-hmm. So repentance just, it comes from two Greek words, meta and naos. Meta basically means change, and naos means mind. So it's a change of attitude that we have about something, and we turn from it, change from it. That's what's going on with that.

That's basically what it means. Okay? Okay. Yeah.

Okay. Yeah, in Revelation, sometimes it means change in what you're doing. Is that correct? It means what?

Change in what you're doing. Is that what you're saying? Yeah, that's what it is, yeah. Well, no. It's, yeah, it's a change of behavior and which leads to, I mean, a change of attitude which leads to a change of behavior.

Repentance, yes, that's what it is. Mm-hmm. Absolutely. Okay, Matt. Well, did you see Tucker last night?

Uh, yes, I did. Why? Very troubling.

What? Trouble. Very troubling. Oh, yeah.

Yeah, everything is. Yeah, it's bad. Yeah. Yeah, it's bad what's happening to our country. Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Mm-hmm. It's bad what's happening to our country. Okay. Come November, when the vote goes, we're all going to see what's going to happen. Things need to change drastically, and in my opinion, many people in the United States government need to be brought up on charges for treason.

And not necessarily treason, but various laws that they've broken. That's my opinion. Right. Mm-hmm. Yeah, you're absolutely right, because the laws are still there.

Mm-hmm. Attorney General said he's supposed to enforce them. Yeah. Yeah, they're supposed to enforce stuff.

Okay. One of the constitutional fathers' mistakes is the not putting turn limits on these people who get into Congress and Senate and then get entrenched and become power hungry. Right. See, the constitutional fathers, yep, they believe that people would serve because they had godly intentions. Most of them taught that. And we don't have people with godly intentions. We have people who hate the Constitution, who are aiding and abetting our enemies. And we have that. And I believe the Bidens are guilty of that.

That's my opinion. Yeah. Yeah, a guy, a Republican, I think already brought up charges. He requested charges of impeachment or whatever. Absolutely. I guess when the Republicans get power, they'll impeach you. It needs to be done.

Okay. It's obvious that he's sold our reserves. You're selling a million gallons a day or something like that. I forgot what it was, how much to our enemies, China. And it's absolutely proven that Biden forced the hand of, I forgot what government, to have a certain lawyer, prosecutorial lawyer fired, otherwise he wouldn't get funding for something. And if Trump had done the same thing, they would have impeached him. When Biden does it, they don't do it. They're full of hypocrites, these liars. They're flat out liars and hypocrites in power. And when you have people like that in power, they will not take care of the people. They will do what's best for themselves.

And that's when the country suffers and that's what's happening exactly. So there you go. Yeah. You were right. That's right. I have no faith.

I have no faith in our government right now. All right. Let's get on the air to Randy from North Carolina. Randy, welcome. You're on the air. Hey, how you doing? I hope you're having a good evening. Yeah. Yeah, I am.

I'm going to get to do radio, which is a real privilege. So what's up, man? I've just had one question. If you only have one Bible that you could read and that's all you had, what version would you read? You mean an English Bible, right?

It would be the Hebrew or anything like that. Just a conventional English Bible that you could read. What would you read? They're English Standard, New King James, King James, International Version.

What would you read? NASB. NASB. Which version? There's two versions. The 95.

That's what I thought. Okay. The 95. And why? Do you think it's more accurate or more understandable? Yes. It's more accurate. I want accuracy.

That's what I want. Yes, sir. Accuracy of an original. Yes, sir.

Okay. And what's your opinion of King James? King James version was okay for its time. It's anachronistic. Better manuscripts and older manuscripts have been found.

Corrections can be offered. I don't use the King James unless I'm talking to people in cults because they often are entrenched in the King James. I don't want to quote King James to somebody.

I don't want to be on the street talking to somebody. If thou wilt, repenteth. You don't talk like that to people. Right. I understand.

That's why I asked the question in the first part. I actually remember this. I actually remember. I quoted the King James back when the dad didn't know anything. I quoted the King James to somebody on the street and they actually looked at me like, are you crazy?

We don't talk like that. And instantly I said, I'm not using the King James anymore. Just for that. I didn't want any hindrance to the preaching of the gospel. That was just my opinion.

Yeah, that's it. Well, sometimes I read and study it and it really connects with me and I really understand it. And then other times I read a whole chapter and I'm like, what does this really say to me? And it's hard to really grasp and get where it connects with me. And that's why I ask.

I appreciate you taking my call. Sure. And I think you should read the NESB just for that reason. Because it means then that you're having a struggle to understand what's really being said. And that's a good thing. That means you've got to stretch our understanding.

That's good. But if you go to the NIV or some other versions where they interpret what's going on, then you can miss things. You can miss stuff.

And I also have read things in other versions, especially where it talks about the Holy Spirit and things of that nature that are just not accurate. Well, I guess it's happened. All right. Yeah. All right. Okay, brother. All right. Thank you very much. Take care. All right. You too. Thanks.

All right. Let's get to Jim from Greensboro, North Carolina, whom we lost. And something about what we'd want from God. And let's see, we've got about eight minutes left in the show if you want to give me a call.

877-207-2276. So I was going to say, I'm going to be down preaching in Provo at the church, sitting on the hill in Provo on October 2nd. And hope you guys want to come on out. But we're thinking about maybe me doing a Q&A the night before at that church if people are interested in attending that, say like 7 o'clock, 7 to 8 o'clock, something like that, 630 to 7, 730, whatever. Let me know if you'd like to do that, if you'd like to attend that, and we can arrange it if that'd be enough people who say they want to.

But that would be Saturday night, the first. So all you've got to do is email me at info at karm.org. Info at karm.org. Let me know if that sounds good. And we either will or won't do it. It looks like I'll be driving down on Friday to Salt Lake. And I think we're going to have Luke. Luke Wayne's going to be on the air on Friday.

So he'll be doing the radio show on Friday. That's the plan unless something changes. And that's what we'll do. So there we go. Let me get back to some hate mail. All right. Let me get back to some hate mail because I enjoy it. All right. Oh, hey there.

I'm reading your attacks or should I say overt lies about Pastor Arnold Murray. And this is an older email I can tell. As I have lived my nearly 40 years on this planet, I like that when people say that. I've lived 40 years on this planet. Because maybe someone else might say, well, I live 40 years on a different planet. But I've got to make sure you understand it's this planet I've been living on because that's always necessary. You've got to clarify because I was going to write it back. You live 40 years, which planet?

Because that's important. He says I have lived my nearly 40 years on this planet and in this age. Really?

So he was in a different age or maybe somebody could live a different age. Wow. Anyway, I've yet to see a serpent speak to me. You know, it's just, you know, it's forehead rubbing time. Okay, how is that you deceivers and pipers can actually teach the children of God what snakes talk? We'll just believe what the Bible says, that Satan took a form of a serpent and spoke. That's all.

Why is it clearly written in Revelations that God loves two churches only and those are the Church of Smyrna and Philadelphia, of which those two types of churches teach those who claim to be Jews are not but of their father the devil? You know, when you talk to some people like this sometimes, you get a feel. What are you saying? I don't know what you're saying. I can't respond. Oh, you're just afraid.

No, I just don't know what you're saying. Okay. Let's get to Mitchell from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mitchell, welcome. You're on the air, buddy. Hey, can you hear me?

Yes. Oh, man, I just read another. It's a great 8-mail. Oh, man.

Next week. Oh, it's awesome. Okay, go ahead.

I'm sorry. I've got a friend who's a Jehovah's Witness that I'm going to be talking to a little bit later because he just wants to try to share faith and everything. And I was just asking, I guess, his tips because I know the first thing he's going to do is go to his Jehovah's Witness Bible. And, you know, I guess I was just asking where exactly to go with the conversation.

What I would do if I was you, if I were you in this situation, I'd recommend you go to CARM and go to the Jehovah's Witness section and start reading through some of the articles. Read through. There's like over 100 there. Don't read them all, of course.

But go through and check them out. Now, I do believe that, let's see, CARM.org forward slash JW. Let's see if it forwards to the Jehovah's Witness section.

No, actually, yeah, it does. So you can do it that way. But also the word cut.

CARM.org forward slash CUT for cut and paste. And there's a section there, Jehovah's Witnesses, and it's meant to be quick and slick. So there's stuff there that you might be able to use with them. Okay? And so there's things. Okay. There's plenty of information. I mean, I could tell you stuff, but I don't know how much you'd remember. Okay?

So go check things out there. Okay. All right?

That works for me. Thanks, buddy. All right, man. God bless, buddy.

All right, now let's get to Crystal, whom we lost. You know, I'm actually kind of glad, because now I get to read this hate mail. I just glanced at it, and I love this hate mail. I'm going to leave with this.

This is good. He says, I'll debate you on a level playing field anytime, you gutless coward. Yeah. Hey, that's the guy I want to debate, you know, because he starts off with an insult.

He says, start a thread at Karm between you and I on any Bible story topic you like, including the man-made Trinity ideology, without you editing or modifying or deleting or censoring my posts, and we'll see how you fare. Wow. Oh, man.

I'm so afraid. So anyway, he says, if you refuse. Oh, this is good.

If you refuse, then let your readers at Karm know. I challenged you, and you declined, fearing your further shame and embarrassment. This is awesome.

Embarrassment in your realization you cannot legitimately sustain your claims anywhere, especially not at a fair and open level playing field. Wow. That is awesome. Okay. He goes on.

Any time soon would be great, you proven fraud, coward, and pretend storybook Jesus believer. I'm going to give a 10 on how to insult. That's a 10. It's actually kind of well-written. It's got a good punctuation in there. Like you see, I'm reading the punctuation. It's pretty good, and it's in bold. This is how you write a hate mail, folks. I should put this up on Karm.

Here's a good example of hate mail. Wow. I enjoyed that. Hey, I hope you did too, and I hope you have a great weekend. By his grace, we shall be back on the air on Monday, and we'll talk to you there. Have a great weekend, everyone. God bless. Bye.
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