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November 7, 2022 3:00 pm

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November 7, 2022 3:00 pm

Open calls, questions, and discussion with Matt Slick LIVE in the studio. Topics include---1- My pastor stated that our church teaches that we are saved by faith and works. He went to James 2. What should I do---2- Matt promotes the upcoming seminar on Oct. 19.--3- Is it important for Christians to know about Jewish mysticism---4- Matt reads hate mail.--5- What do you think about Gnosticism---6- Matt reads more hate mail.--7- Where does the phrase -slain in the spirit- come from---8- Matt reads more hate mail.--9- Is there a certain time or place to take communion-

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Why don't we just jump... Oh, it's Friday, too, and we'll do some hate mail later. All right. All right. Let's get on here with Elijah from Pennsylvania. Elijah, welcome. You're on the air.

Hey, Matt, it's Nick again. I have a very, very, very serious topic to talk to you about today. All right. Okay, so I just finished talking, finished texting my pastor, and I had texted him, asking him, because, you know, I don't know my church's official stance on this. I asked him this. I said, hey, pastor, I have a question.

I don't know our church's official stance on this. Does our church teach that people are saved by faith alone or faith and work? And he said, faith and work. I said, so you teach that your good works will save you? He said, faith without work is dead. If you have faith, your works will show proof of self-salvation. Then I responded back saying that I agree with you, but, you know, on that part, faith is a... I mean, work is a result of your salvation. But yeah, then I went on the course in Matthew 7, 21 through 23, where the false prophets adhered to their good works on Judgment Day, and Jesus Christ rejects them because they didn't put their faith in Christ, they put their faith in the work. Then he goes on to quote James, I think it is in chapter 2, where it says, you know, what does the prophet demand? You don't have work, but then faith without work is dead, you know, then he tells me to read the whole chapter, and then, you know, that's where the conversation ends. So, I want you to know that I'm going to be sending this to my pastor.

So, this is live-stream, so... You mean this link? Oh, okay, this is the question, okay. All right. So, can you please explain, you know, all this stuff?

Yeah. I can explain it. I need to say right away that anyone who would teach that salvation is achieved by our faith and our works in combination is teaching a false gospel and needs to repent. And if he's going to hear me, and he turns this off after this, then he's not qualified to be a pastor. He says to give an answer to everyone who would ask you for the reason that lies within you, 1 Peter 3.15. Now, when we go to James chapter 2, a lot of people misunderstand what James is talking about. Now, the Mormons will say that we're saved by faith and works. The Roman Catholics say we're saved by faith and works. The Jehovah's Witnesses say we're saved by faith and works.

The Muslims say we're saved by faith and works, that we have to show our works in order to prove to God and to merit with faith in the work that Christ has done to end up with salvation. And always, those who teach that that is how you get salvation always teach that you can lose your salvation. And the reason is because they're teaching that your salvation depends upon your goodness, you know, your faithfulness, your goodness.

It's all about you. It's man-centered theology. It's false doctrine. Let's go to James 2. James 2 says this, starting in verse 14.

What use is it, my brethren? If someone says he has faith but he has no works, can that faith save him? What faith is James talking about? He's saying a faith that has no works.

Now, let's go on and see how he elaborates. If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food and one of you says to them, go in peace, be warm, to be filled, and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? And so if faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. So this is what they'll do. They'll go to James 2.17. And people will quote it.

The Mormons do, the Jehovah's Witnesses do, the Roman Catholics do, the Eastern Orthodox do, because what they don't understand is what Jesus is actually teaching. And I'll show you this. I'll contrast it and compare it with what Paul has clearly taught. And I can show you from Jesus' words too. But nevertheless, verse 18, but someone may well say, you have faith and I have works. Show me your faith without the works, I will show you my faith by my works.

That's what's critical. If you say you're a believer, let's see it. This is called the horizontal, it's between people. Verse 18 proves it's the horizontal, it's not the vertical between God and man. This is justification. James 2 is justification before people, not before God, and I'll prove that in a bit. Verse 18, but someone may well say, you have faith and I have works, show me your faith without the works, I will show you my faith by my works. So what James is doing is saying, I have real faith and the way for you to know it is to see what I do.

Now that means that they're already a regenerate and we get into some other stuff, I can talk a lot about that. But nevertheless, he goes on, he says, you believe God is one? You do well. The demons also believe in shudder. He's saying to the others, well, you believe God exists.

Okay, the devil believes too. You're no better than him. There's no change in you. There's no commitment in you.

There's nothing in you. This is what we call in theology, Asensha, Asensha, A-S-C. Asensha means mental ascent, mental acknowledgement. The devil believes God exists, but he doesn't have fiduciary, which is a heartfelt trust of faith in. And that's the difference here.

What James is talking about in the horizontal level is what Asensha is. You just say you have faith, but you don't have any works. Your faith is dead. He's not saying you're saved by your faith in your works. He's saying you, you're saying you're going to have faith.

Let's see it. That's what he's going on. That's why he says in verse 18, you show me your faith without works, I'll show you my faith by my works. That's the only way for me to know if you're saved or have the true faith and vice versa by our works, by what we do.

That's why he says the devil believes in God as well. Are you willing to recognize you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless. Was not Abraham our father? Now notice what he says, Abraham was not Abraham, our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar. Justified by works to who? To God?

Of course not. God did not consider Abraham's works as something that would save him from his sins. And we know that because the Bible says Abraham believed God, it was reckoned in his righteousness. And that's in verse 23, the next two verses later.

Let me get into this. He says, would not Abraham or our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? The justification that's being talked about is a demonstration of the faith that he had.

This is why, I won't get into this, there's a lot of theology here, I won't do it. You see that faith was working with his works and as a result of the works, faith was perfected. And the scripture was fulfilled which says, and Abraham believed God and it was reckoned in his righteousness. Now here's the question, what was reckoned as righteousness? It is not Abraham's works, but it's his faith that's reckoned to him as righteousness.

This is what justification is. So what James is talking about is on the horizontal, if you have real faith, it's going to manifest itself in real works. And that's why he says in verse 18, you show me your faith, I'll show you mine by my works. And if you don't have any works, you're just like the devil.

You just don't believe because you don't have a real faith. He's not saying that the faith and works are what saves you before God because in verse 23 he says, and Abraham believed God and it was reckoned in his righteousness. It was his belief that was reckoned in his righteousness.

So James is talking on the horizontal. Now let's go to Romans chapter 4. What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh is found?

So hey, guess what? Now Paul is talking about Abraham also just like James did. In fact, he even quotes the same verse, we'll get to that. So Romans 4.2, if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about but not before God. For what does the scripture say? Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. So what he's doing here is he's quoting Genesis 15.6, just like James did. So I ask people, what was it that was credited to Abraham as righteousness?

What was it? What it was was his belief. If they say his belief in works, they're not believing what the scriptures say because the Bible says Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. As James 2 says, Abraham believed God was reckoned to him as righteousness. The belief is what is credited as righteousness.

Now crediting has to do with legal stuff. Righteousness has to do with the law. Sin deals with the law, the breaking of the law.

But nevertheless, I'm going to read this again and then go through two more verses. For what does the scripture say? Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. His belief was, now to the one who works, his way does not credit as a favor, but what is due? Verse 5, but to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. Just as David also speaks of the blessing of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works. You see, our works are filthy rags, Isaiah 64.6. There is no way that we can walk up to the cross where the blood of Christ is draining out of his body and then nail a list of our good works of that cross and then humbly walk back and say, based on what Jesus did and what I have put on the cross along with him, that's why God will save me.

Because of what he did and what I do. So what they're saying is the blood of Christ in itself is not sufficient to save them or justify them by the faith that God grants to us, Philippians 1.29, and that faith is in Christ, John 6.29. And the Bible says in Romans 5.1, having therefore been justified by faith. And when you go to Romans 3.28, it says, we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law, apart from what it is we do. The Bible clearly tells us that our works cannot contribute to the work of Christ because Jesus finished it on the cross and we dare not walk up to that cross with a list of our good deeds, a list of our achievements, a list of our works that we've done, even in righteousness and say, these in combination with what Jesus has done will save me. In fact, when you go to Titus 3.5, he saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to his mercy by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit. So the works that we do have no bearing on our salvation. They have a bearing on our sanctification, justifications, the legal righteousness of God imputed to us or reckoned to us. That's by faith and that's Philippians 3.9.

We have a righteousness that's not our own, a righteousness that comes from God and is received by faith without works, Romans 3.28, Romans 4.5, Galatians 2.16, and Galatians 2.21. We'll be right back after these messages. It's Matt Slick live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. All right everybody, welcome back to the show. Let's get back on with Elijah, Elijah are you there? Yep, I'm still here. All right now.

Hey, I'm going to read you something, okay? And this is worth everybody hearing this because we need to understand that our works are not sufficient before God. And if they were, then our filth stained, sin stained works are acceptable to God on the cross.

And that's not the case. Galatians 2.16, nevertheless, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus. Do you know what the works of the law includes? Loving God and loving your neighbor. And Jesus references this in Matthew 22, 37, he quotes Deuteronomy 6.5, the love the Lord to God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. And then he quotes Leviticus 19.18, where it says, love your neighbors yourself.

He quotes that two verses later in Matthew 22.39. And he says, in this is all the law and the prophets. And yet, the Bible says knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law. The summation of the law is loving God and loving your neighbor. Loving God and loving your neighbor does not save you.

A lot of people don't know that. You don't have to love God and love your neighbor to be saved. You trust in what Christ has done to be forgiven of your sins.

That's what you're supposed to do. And when you're regenerated, because God's living in you, John 14.23, then you're enabled by his causing you to be born again, 1 Peter 1.3. You're born again, not of your own will, John 1.13. Then you're able to do the good works, but the good works are a result of the regenerative work of God in you, not a cause of it, nor do they contribute to it. And that's why Paul says in Galatians 2.21, I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died needlessly. Any part of the law, loving God, loving your neighbor, being nice, being faithful, all of this is part of the law, and it cannot save you. Only faith in what God has done, not faith in what you can do. In the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 25.23, for we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children and also our brethren to believe in Christ and be reconciled to God, for we know that it is by grace that you are saved after all we can do. Now, Mormonism teaches God came from another planet and has a goddess wife and has relations with his goddess wife and produces offspring in heaven, and you can become a god of your own planet if you know handshakes and have secret hugs.

This is for real. Now, here's from the Watchtower, the Trinity. This is the Jehovah's Witnesses, excuse me, the Jehovah's Witness organization, which denies the Trinity, denies Jesus as God in flesh, denies salvation by grace alone in faith, alone in Christ, denies the physical resurrection, says this. There are four requirements for salvation.

Many have found the second requirement more difficult. It is to obey God's laws, yes, to conform one's life to the moral requirements set out in the Bible. This includes refraining from a debauched and moral way of life. Now, that is false teaching from a cult. In Roman Catholicism, paragraph 2068 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it says that we obtain salvation through faith, baptism, and the observance of the commandments.

But what does Paul the Apostle tell us? We maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Romans 3.28 and Romans 4.5, excuse me, but to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly. His faith is credited as righteousness.

And notice what's important here, and I'll be done in just a few seconds. When he does not work but believes, his works and faith are mentioned here, and one of them is removed. When he does not work but believes, that means it's faith alone. When he does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. That's the true gospel. And anyone who would deny that gospel is a false teacher and is not a true Christian.

Okay? Thanks for that short Bible study, thank you. It's short, and I've gone over this thousands of times over 40 years. And I cannot tell you how many times I've had to correct Christians, correct people in cults, who somehow think that their ability and their sincerity and their goodness somehow maintains their position with God.

Now, I used this illustration earlier, I'll use it again now. Think of Jesus up on that cross, and we are on our knees, face to the ground, but we're before that cross, and the blood of God himself is trickling down that wood and mixing in the dirt. This is the place where redemption occurs, where the forgiveness of sins is guaranteed, where sins are removed by the work in the blood of Christ.

But what we hear is some slow footprints behind us, and they approach, and we notice a person is walking past us and keeping his head down, being humble as he walks up to that cross and he nails a list of his good works to that cross. Then he backs up, and what he's hoping is that God himself will accept the equality of the blood of Christ and his own works in order to be saved. Because anyone who would say that you're saved by your faith and your works is saying that your works are an equal level to the blood of Jesus Christ, and that God will accept both equally based on your sincerity and your goodness, and that is blasphemy.

The true gospel needs to be preached. We're justified by faith alone and Christ alone. We have nothing to offer God but our sin, and he takes it. He bore our sin in his body in the cross, 1 Peter 2.24. He died with it on that cross, and by his blood we are cleansed. John 1.7-9, if the blood of Christ cleanses us, this is why the Bible says by faith alone in Christ, yes it does in Romans 4-5, to the one who does not work but believes, that's faith alone. That's what it is. That's the true gospel. Cults and false teachers teach to the contrary.

Thanks so much for this. I'll be sure to send him this video. Yeah, I'm sure he'll be offended. But a humble man of God will say, what does a scripture say? If I'm wrong, I need to be corrected. And I will challenge anybody right now.

I mean this. If you think that your works have anything to do with your salvation, call me up and challenge me right here on the air. We'll have a polite conversation, show me scriptures, and we'll demonstrate. We'll go through, and I'll ask you to do this, because this is life and death.

It's eternity in hell or heaven. That's how critical. And Elijah, you are dead on right when you said it was just a super important topic. It's good for you. Yep, thanks so much, and I'll enjoy the rest of your day, man. You too. Have a great weekend.

Let me know what happens, okay? Alright. Okay. Okay, God bless. This is the seriousness of the gospel, ladies and gentlemen.

It needs to be preached, it needs to be defended, it needs to be known, and anybody who would teach to the contrary what the scriptures teach in this regard are the spirit of the antichrist. We'll get to Mike here from North Carolina, but I want to give you guys an option, and there we go. We have nobody waiting right now. I was going to say, give me a call, 877-207-2276. If you don't call and we get back, I'm going to do some, do some hay mail.

But we have five open lines, 877-207-2276. We'll be right back. It's Matt Slick Live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. Welcome back to the show. I just got reminded, thank you, Laura, for the reminder, hey, guess what? We are going to have an online seminar, and that's going to be on the 19th of October. And that, let's see what day is that. That's going to be Wednesday next week. So at 8 p.m., Eastern DT, what is E-D-T, Eastern DT, what is that?

Eastern DT, it should be, for an online event. Now, I'm going to be hosting three people, Trinitarian scholars Dr. Brant Bosserman, and Dr. Vern Poythress, and a guy I've known for a few years, Eli Ayala. We're going to be discussing the Trinity, and the topic is the Trinity Explains Everything. So it's going to be a really interesting discussion, so I hope that you want to check it out.

It's a $10 sign-up, and it's a one-time, two-hour event. And what happens is, I just put in some salt and pepper, a little seasoning on everything else that these guys are saying, because they know their stuff, and I know the Trinity really well. So it'll be fun, all of us working together, but I want them to do the talk, talking more than me, and there are some good scholars there. We're going to be doing this once a month on different topics, so please check it out. And you can just go to the CARM.org website, home page, live online event, How the Trinity Explains Everything.

Click on that, and all the sign-up information is there. Let's get to Joshua from Salt Lake City. Welcome. You're on the air. Hi there. Hi. Hey, is it important for, is it important for Christians to know about Jewish mysticism, like books like the Zohar or the Kabbalah, the Jewish people use? Yes, it is, if they need to, like I need to. So I've written a lot on the Kabbalah and the Zohar, and I've written on it on the CARM website.

So, yeah, and it's Jewish mysticism, and I recommend Christians stay away from it. It's pretty bad. Okay. I can't hear you. Are you there?

Hello? I think you're breaking up a little bit there. You're going to try it again.

We'll get a little bit longer. See if it works. Sorry, I'm in a bad service area right now. Okay, it's all right.

So anyway, it's bad news, and I recommend people stay away from it. Okay. So, do Jewish people try to control regular people by using these books? Jewish people are regular people. Okay. Okay. But they call us goyim.

Goyim, it just means non-Jews, goyim, yeah. Okay. So, we're pretty much dogs to them?

This was the old Jewish use of the Gentiles, okay, in the Old Testament, and then Jesus even used it a little bit. Okay. So, do Jewish people not think of us as dogs anymore, in Jesus' name?

No, they don't look at us like that, right? Okay. Okay, good. And then, so, if I wanted to read here what you wrote about the Zohar or Kabbalah, just go on the farm and search it, or?

That's right. And you'll find it. It's there. Okay. I've written on it. Okay.

Many articles. All right. God bless, buddy. Okay.

All right. Hey, guess what? We have some hate mail time, because there's nobody waiting. If you want to give me a call, 877-207-2276. I wonder how many radio shows.

Do you know any radio shows where they read hate mail? I don't know what I know that does that. That either means I have mental problems, which may be the case, or maybe just not as hated as me.

Don't enjoy it as much. I don't know. Maybe all of them are true. Who knows?

But I don't know any other shows that do. I'm going to read a little bit of hate mail. I've got one in here this week, actually. The Mormons worship the Mormon Easter Bunny, and I finally left them. Now, I know Mormonism well, and they don't worship an Easter Bunny. All right.

So I don't know what this guy is saying. He says, I believe Karm is also worshiping their own style of Easter Bunny. Okay.

I don't know. I don't believe in an Easter Bunny. And I don't think bunnies lay eggs, and I'm not sure what's going on. I believe Karm is also worshiping their own style of Easter Bunny.

What is that? Anyway, I've given donations to both in the past. I now believe that we are in awe of technologies that make us bow down and think that they are gods and have technologies that we bow down to.

It's more likely intelligence that is in the universe that, for eons, have developed way past our meager beginnings. Please take me off your e-mails, okay? No problem. But I enjoyed that one because something about worshiping the Easter Bunny, I do not know what he means by that. I wish that they would be more clear. If you're going to write a hate mail to me, folks, at least be sufficient in your explanations so we know what you're talking about. Re-read it before you send it off.

I usually say, wait a day, then come back and read it and see if it makes sense. That's what I recommend. Let's get to Krasia from Kentucky. Welcome. Hello. My name's Craig. Hey. Oh, Craig. Hey, Matt. Yes, Craig. Hey.

Hey, Matt. Okay. I just had a quick question for you. I'm a Calvinist. I was wondering what you thought of Gnosticism and specifically what Irenaeus says of Gnosticism and the reason why I asked is because I'm seeing more prevalence of these gathered groups called Gnostics. So I was wondering what you thought of Gnosticism. Gnosticism is a philosophical view that deals with knowledge from the Greek Gnosis, which Gnosticism and English at the G is silent.

It maintains the idea that there's a separation between God and the material world that matter is evil and that spirit is good and therefore Jesus could not be God in flesh because matter is evil. They would teach that you have to have special knowledge to attain salvation. Now how they get this special knowledge, I've heard different ways and different things. You just feel it.

You just know it. There's ancient books. There's ancient whatever. It's worth looking at and examining to see what they say, but it's cultic.

It's false and it needs to be dealt with as such as a false teaching that we need to warn people about and they should stay away from it, okay? All right, thank you, Matt. All right. God bless, buddy. All right.

Oops, sorry about that. And if you want to give me a call, five open lines, 877-207-2276. I want to hear from you, give me a call, okay? All right. Hey, I have an idea. Why don't we get to some hate mail.

Hate mail. I'm going to try to do an echo thing, it didn't work. All right, let's check this out. Next one.

I'll debate you in a level playing field anytime you gutless coward. I think we did this before. I like this one. Let's start a thread on calm between you and I on any Bible story topic you like, including the manmade trinity ideology, which without you editing them, and I've read this guy, it is Jesus.

Yeah, he doesn't want to argue, he doesn't want to do it. And let's try this one. Let's try, let's try this one.

Let's see. I came across your website and only one word comes to mind, no, I'm getting to the point where I'm enjoying this. Only one word comes to mind, this is good, okay? After reading a bit and watching a few of your videos, wow.

Unfortunately, I'm not meaning wow in a good way. This is literally, I can't read what he's going to say over the air, literally the biggest bunch and he says some stuff. I have found, that I've found on the web in a long time, the fact that you speak articulately, well, thank you, that's, I appreciate that, and almost seem reasonable, that's good, is probably the part that makes my head hurt the most. What, that I'm articulate and reasonable? Wait a minute, the guy said, the fact that you speak articulately and reasonable is what makes my head hurt. So does he prefer like what Democrats speak? You know, dem speak, I call it, where you just nonsensical stuff. Maybe he wants dem speak, I don't know, you know, that evil is good and good is evil, I don't know. Let's see, some, somehow, not somehow, but he actually didn't say somehow, but he said two words, somehow, you have a logical mind and illogical conclusions. How do I have a logical mind with illogical conclusions, then I wouldn't have a logical mind, now would I? This is simple logic, gee whiz, alright, I cannot believe that you actually believe those, you say, you must be putting up a front for money, it's the only explanation, really, I didn't know that, that's the only explanation, that's why I did it for years and years and years without any income coming from it at all.

There's no way that anyone can be as delusional as you on every subject and not be locked away in asylum, wow, that's good stuff. Hey folks, four open lines, 877-207-2276, we'll be right back. It's Matt Slick Live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276, here's Matt Slick. Everyone just want to let you know that we stay on the air by your support, please consider supporting us, all you got to do is go to www.karm.org forward slash donate, now I would recommend however, wait a few days, okay, because we're going to change, get away from PayPal, we've set it up before, we're going to do something different, because we don't trust PayPal because they're just woke and ridiculous and they threatened ministries and conservative groups with $2500 confiscation of money if they spread this information, and that's not allowed in the woke 1984 big brother ABC stuff and all that, okay. So hold on, we'll give you more information next week, but anyway, let's let you know. Alright, let's get on the air with Mary from Ohio, whom we just lost, and now let's get to Buck from North Carolina.

Buck, welcome, you're on the air. Hello there, I'm from your show, I was listening to what you had to say about various issues and I wanted to know about the expression slain in the spirit, where did it come from? The what? Where did what come from? The expression slain in the spirit.

Oh, I don't know, I don't know where who originated it, where it came from, I don't know, it's a good question though, where did the origination of the phrase slain in the spirit come from? Don't know. I don't know.

I don't know. The charismatic movement though, I would say. Right, I was, years ago I was in a favor area, a guy out of Texas and he wanted people to come down and get Spanish, but I never did go, because I thought they were talking about killing somebody, or thinking about that, but it's kind of curious. Well I know what the phrase means, I don't know where it originated from, and it's usually the charismatic movement and generally what they're saying it means is that the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you're knocked off your feet and sometimes you just shiver and shake and speak in tongues and, you know, really exciting kind of movement and stuff like that.

That's what they'll say. Yeah, I've never seen a physical reference for that. Me either. It may be, but I haven't ever seen anything like that.

Yeah, I don't know, I don't know. So I don't see it there in Scripture either, maybe I missed it, but after all these years I've not seen it, so there you go. And I read the Bible several times through. Good.

Okay, thanks. How often did you be on, I was turning the dial and asking some of the fun you said. I'm on five days a week from this hour, and we'll be done in about ten minutes, at the top of the hour we're done, so I'm on five days a week and my name is Matt Slick, it's my real name, it is, my birth certificate, my passport, Matt Slick, it's called Matt Slick Live, and I'm a Christian apologist and I defend the Christian faith and I teach the Bible and I'm not apologetic.

I tell what it's like, I tell what the truth is, women are not to be pastors and elders, you've got to believe in the gospel, Jesus Christ, God in flesh, salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, etc. The Democratic Party is evil, Republicans aren't much better, I'll say it all, okay, and I'm a biblical apologist, I defend the Christian faith, okay? I'll have to tune in, I really like what you say. Good, that means you're highly intelligent, if you like it, okay, and I joke around a lot too. Okay brother. Thanks a lot. Alright man, God bless, have a great weekend.

Bye bye. Alright, yeah that's right, I'm not apologetic about doing apologetics, that would make a good t-shirt Joanne, I'm not apologetic about doing apologetics, I like that, I could wear that. That's a good one, you can remember that one Charlie, write that down, that's right, I'm not apologetic about doing apologetics, or I'm not apologetic about being an apologist who does apologetics, that would be confusing, which is fine. Alright let's get to some hate mail, we have five, we have about ten minutes left, I'm going to read a little bit, it's a big one, but I won't read all of it, I'm just going to read a little bit and see how it goes, your apology to Wiccans has greatly distressed me and my fellow Wiccan friends for many reasons.

Now Wicca folks is a subdivision of witchcraft, now they'll say it isn't, but it really is, it's us doing formulas, they do seances, but they rephrase things and they do spells to try and control the spiritual realm and they do various things, but anyway, so you could say it's witchcraft light, you could say it, and they worship earth and things like this, you may seem in the apology that you are understanding, but the further I read the more I felt like I was being addressed like a child who didn't know any better. You go on about how he wouldn't know if we were contacting demonic forces, and we don't, well you don't, because you don't have the truth. No one knows the truth behind any religion, really? No one knows the truth behind any religion, that's a universal truth statement, I love when people make statements like that and say how do you know, how do you know all people's minds and hearts all over the world, that you could say that no one knows the truth behind any religion, really, how are you knowing that? Because that would mean then that you know that no one knows the truth behind any religion which is a statement of truth about religion, which is self-refuting, shooting fish in a barrel. How do you know that what you worship isn't a load of crud, excuse my language, and if you answer with we go by the word of God and he provided us and speak to us, which is what I would say, then we can very well say the same about the deities, oh man, there's so many philosophical issues we talk about, the plurality of minds that are behind a necessary preconditions for intelligibility and how it doesn't work, we get in all the kind of stuff that we want. How about this one, so you're so full of crud, I can't believe it, Arnold Murray is blessed by God and his ministry, why should he answer any questions to you, he is smarter than that, your calm is empty.

You can usually find, detect the followers of Andrew Murray, now he's passed away, but you can find other followers, they're almost always insulting, condemning, and mocking right away, they're unteachable, and that's the case with this guy. So let's see what submitted emails, I'm here to answer some of your questions because I believe that all of you are simply bigoted, unintelligent beings who wish to sound nice up front, but who want to continue to throw salt in the wounds of everyone your ignorance has harmed, that's pretty good, not well written, but you know it was good enough. Questions for Wiccans, do the gods and goddesses of Wicca actually exist, this is a list of questions I have on the site, let's see what this person says, much like your god Yahweh, they don't exist, but it is the teachings and the togetherness they harbor that holds power, the deities don't exist, but the teachings and togetherness that they, the deities, harbor that holds power, doesn't make sense, together all people following this have something to believe in and get behind if the situations even ever arise, what situations, it is as simple as that, and here's, let's get out of the car, the emails aren't as good lately, you know they're not as insulting as we need and what do I like, man, let's get to Mary from Ohio, hey Mary, welcome you're on the air, hi Mary, are you there, yes, okay you're on the air, so what have you got, well it's the same question about when to take communion, okay what is your question, okay you're gonna tell it to me so I can, I can answer it, what's your question, is there a certain time to take communion, I've had people to tell me I could take it at home, yes you can, I've had people to tell me they only take it like it's Christmas and Easter, no you can take communion at home, okay you can do that at home, it's all right, you don't have to have to ordain minister do it, you don't have to be in a church to do it, it's best if you're in with other believers, it's a sign and a seal of the covenant but it's better to do it in a group of people but if you can't because of situations you can do it at home, it's all right, right, okay, all right, well thank you very much, you have a great weekend, you too Mary, thank you, all right, you're welcome, okay well God bless, hey we have five minutes waiting with nobody on the line if you want to give me a call 877-207-2276, let's try another, let's see, email, I put this blank here to protect you from remote viewers who may have misused powers, that is actually an email, I put this blank here to protect you from remote viewers who may have misused powers, okay well if remote viewers are watching me you know they're going to need some therapy afterwards, okay, all right, let's see, how about this, Dr, wow, I seek the king of divine union, some priests, let us drink out of one cup, some priests and ministers of organized religions would play below the man down by refusing to announce him as they have taken oaths to do, sometimes people, yeah, they don't make sense, you messed up liar, you don't listen very well do you, there you go, that's a good direct email, I like that, you Christians are so dumb, you believe God made earth, you ever know what God is, male, female or she email, wow, you just don't know and your answers are kind of ridiculous, reason being you don't know the answers to my questions, yeah, man's carbon filling, filing, man's carbon filing is infallible, so is every other man female including you, my point being is if God is any type of matter, animal, person, mammal, anything, something had to make it, it don't just show up out of nowhere, use your head or does the Bible influence you that you have no brains to believe about cells, about cells and living organisms, man, talk about incoherence, you know, man, I'll tell you, I love when people just go on, what do you say, I wonder if people, you know, they could have an insult bag, they have sentences of insults, they just pick them out of a bag, let's put these together and we'll send it to him and then respond to that you coward, what, so let's see, laugh out loud, the earth is older than the Bible, the Bible states that Adam and Eve, if Adam and Eve was the first ones on earth, was the first ones to be worth, then where are their remains, wow, they was never found but due to all fact and fiction that there was people on earth before the Bible, wow, okay, Rob said that one, man, that's good stuff, let's try one more, nah, I don't know, we were almost out of time, anyway, you know, there you go folks, you know, for me it's a lot of fun and Fridays are nights because I like them because I know I get two days off from radio and everything else, I get one day off, I watch TV all day on Sunday and I get a lot to do and I'll be working for another few hours, may the Lord bless you, I hope you have a great weekend and I hope you enjoy the show and please continue to listen and please consider supporting us next week sometime because we got to change some finance stuff here because of stupid PayPal. So there you go, may the Lord bless you, I am out of here and have a great one, God bless. Your program, powered by the Truth Network.
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