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December 1, 2022 3:00 am

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December 1, 2022 3:00 am

Open calls, questions, and discussion with Matt Slick LIVE in the studio. Topics include---1- If -Jew- comes from -Judah,- why are all twelve tribes called Judah---2- What is your response to full preterism---3- What are your thoughts on liberal arts or humanities degrees---4- What happened to Hank Hanegraaff---5- Are you familiar with Robert Henderson and -the course of heaven--

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The following program is recorded content created by the Truth Network. I hope you're all having a great day and hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as well. I had a pretty good one. The family's gone, the kids are out of the house, you know how that goes. And so my wife and I were going to spend Thanksgiving just by ourselves. I was going to go buy a couple of steaks and cook steaks. Somebody in Utah bought us a Thanksgiving meal up here.

I went and got it and so we had this nice Thanksgiving meal. Well, we just said, Nick and I, my wife and I, right? So we realized one of my daughters is coming over, so she came over.

And as a friend of mine, who I realized, wait a minute, he may not have someplace to go. So we invited him also. So we had a nice little dinner time and then we gave some food away because we had plenty. And it was just a great Thanksgiving and we were thankful. That's how mine went. I hope yours was good.

I hope you had a good time with family, with friends, and that you were thankful. And so far, we're still able to celebrate this in our country, even though the woke idiocy is taking foothold. And ruining a lot of stuff. But for now, hey, praise God, we're able to answer questions.

I mean, to have a fellowship or something like that. Sorry to look at something. Now, that reminds me, you had a little bit of a phone problem on the CARM website, the CARM Ministry.

We've got that taken care of. So if you were to go to the bottom of the CARM site and you were to dial, you will immediately be taken to voicemail. That's how we got it arranged so that we can then go in and, at our leisure, just go in and answer questions. And it goes into a certain email account which is dedicated to that and a couple other things. So if you have questions and issues, you can contact us that way.

So I'll just let you know at the bottom of the CARM website. And I just want to tell you that we definitely need your prayers for this ministry. And what's been happening lately is the Lord has been putting verses before me, different people, different situations.

And it's really kind of interesting, the same theme that's going on. And for the past several days, I'll be here or something will pop up on my phone as I sign up for a verse of the day thing. And in other places, in other situations that are not related to each other, the same verses are popping up.

Not the exact same scripture, but I mean the same topic. And it's been trust God and pray. And also, don't worry.

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You're on the air. If the name Jew comes from the tribe Judah, why does everyone refer to the 12 tribes as Jewish? Because they all basically... Judah became the Jews, right? And so the 12 tribes are... and the word Jew just became a word used to designate the Jewish nation, the people of Israel.

And so the 12 tribes of Israel are Jewish. That's all. It's just how the word is used. Okay.

Even though Judah is where Jews come from, if they call all 12 of them Jewish, it means the same thing? No, it has become a word that's now all-encompassing. That's all.

They just use it in a non-technical way. That's all that's going on. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. Well, thank you very much. God bless you and take care of you. Be blessed. All right. Well, keep listening.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. And good. All right.

Well, God bless. Bye-bye. All right.

Okay. So let's get to Charles from Ohio. Charles, welcome. You're on the air.

Hi, Matt. I've been listening to you for years, and God bless you. I love your ministry.

I love your work. I actually ordered a couple of your books a couple of days ago, the Christian Defense Manual and Epiism and Apologetics. So I'm looking forward to reading those. But my question was regarding full Preterism, because I've stumbled now into the Preterist camp, and I come from a dispensational, pretty millennial background.

I just wondered if you had any references you could give me to kind of learn a little bit more about it. Full Preterism? Okay. Yeah. It's different than partial.

Full Preterism is refuted by Scripture, very clearly. Let me show you where. Are you there? Yeah. Yeah. Like I said, I'm trying to learn all this stuff, you know. All right. So in full Preterism, it says that Jesus returned in 70 A.D. in the armies of Rome to destroy the people, right? Yeah. Right?

Okay. So that's the return of Christ, right? From what I understand, that's what they say.

That's what they say. This is what the Bible says, Acts 1, 9 to 11. And after he had said these words, Jesus, he was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received them out of their sight. So they're looking up, and a cloud received Jesus out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while he was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This man, Jesus, who's been taken up to you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you watch him go into heaven.

That's how he's going to return, not in the armies of Jerusalem. Full Preterism is now refuted. Notice I said full Preterism, okay?

Not partial, all right? Okay, I got it. It's simple. Now, what they'll often do, the full Preterist, they'll say, looking into the sky, they saw a cloud. Well, you see, in Hebrews, the word cloud means a group, a cloud of witnesses. So how do you know it doesn't mean that here? That's what they'll do. Like, well, just read what it says.

They watch him go up, and they're looking in the sky, and there's clouds there. What do you think it means? And so that refutes it. Now, partial Preterism is fine. But partial Preterism says a lot of what was spoken of by Jesus was fulfilled then, and a lot of it will be fulfilled later. So it's partially fulfilled then and will be completely fulfilled later, hence partial Preterism, and I hold to that. But full Preterism, no way, not acceptable, because it's refuted by Acts 1, 9-11. Well, thank you, man, and I appreciate getting to talk with you.

God bless you, and you have a great day. But before you go, what do you think of that response, though, out of Scripture? Do you agree that it refutes the full Preterist view?

Well, you know, I just ordered a bunch of books. I got books on both partial and full Preterism, and I'm just, you know, I'm trying to learn about it because at first glance it makes a lot of sense. It has a lot of explanatory power.

Yes, it does. I'm just wondering if maybe some people have taken it too far. That's what they've done, taken it too far. And so this is why partial Preterism comes to the rescue. But what I would recommend you do seriously is Acts 1, 9-11. It's just the first chapter of Acts, 3 times 3 is 9, okay, Acts 1, 9-11. Just read before, read after, and don't let them or anybody, including me, as much as you can, not tell you what it really means, but read it for what it says and be convinced of what it actually says. Then see if others actually are agreeing with the Scripture because like I said, I know I so to speak poison the well a little bit by telling you this, but what they'll do is they'll say the word sky, or it's going to be cloud, like in Hebrews 11, I think it is. Let's see where it's word cloud.

Yeah, Hebrews 12, 1, sorry. Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and they take the word cloud and it's called illegitimate totality transfer, a word has a range of meanings in different contexts. So the word green, for example, can mean color, naive, sick, money, chlorophyll that plants use, it can mean several things. So you don't take one of the meanings in the semantic domain, the domain of meanings it has in different contexts. You don't take the meaning over one place and transfer it to another. That's called illegitimate totality transfer. It's just an exegetical error, and this is what they do.

I've had full preterists tell me this and do this. They'll say, well, in Hebrews 12, 1, we have great cloud of witnesses. You see it's a gathering of people. It's an understanding of a group, and then they'll go back to Acts 1. They're lifting up and he was taken to the cloud. It means all the witnesses that are there.

That's what they'll do with it, and you see how illegitimate that is, because what we could do is do it in reverse. We could say, well, in the context of Acts 1, 9 to 11, the word cloud is in the sky where Jesus ascended into. They're looking up into the sky. I mean, that's where the cloud is. We could then say the cloud means the white puffy thing that has water in it, and then we could transfer that over to Hebrews 12, 1, and we could do the same thing in reverse since we have so great cloud, that puffy white thing with water, witnesses around us because those clouds are bearing witness of the truth of God's greatness because it's part of his creation. Do you see how it works, Matt? This is the kind of logic that they'll do and cults do and false teachers will do to make their theology fit into the Scripture, or should I say make the Scripture fit their theology.

That's why I'm saying before you read the other stuff, and I know I've already told you this and given you my view, but you want to trust a guy on the radio named Slick, that's for sure, but read Acts 1, 9 to 11 and just read it for what it says, as plainly as possible. You can't do that with everything. God covers you with his wings. Read what it says.

It means he has wings. Here, we're not talking about poetry. We're talking about history. We're talking about events. We're talking about what happened. We're talking about the book of Acts, which is a collection of events that was researched about what happened.

He went here, walked there, and that's what's going on in Acts 1, okay? Thank you, Matt. God bless. God bless you, man. God bless.

Let me know how it turns out for you. Hey, folks, three open lines, 8772072276. We will be right back. It's Matt Slick live, taking your calls at 8772072276. Here's Matt Slick. All right, everyone, welcome back to the show. I have three open lines if you want to give me a call, 8772072276. Let's get on the air with Chuck from Burlington, North Carolina.

Welcome. You're on the air. Hello, Matt. How are you doing? Doing all right. Hanging in there, buddy. What do you got, man?

Hey, Matt. I read an article in the Christian Research Journal that talked about getting a humanities degree, like liberal arts, and what the person said was that it was valuable because it taught people how to read, write, and think. Yes. And that even it's more valuable than many of the technical degrees because those three things, reading, writing, and thinking, are always important even when the technologies fade out and there's another technology that you've got to learn. I thought it was really good, and then Marco Rubio was joking about philosophy, you know, denigrating it, but that's a mistake. If he would read stuff like St. Louis to Dewey, he'd be blown away, you know? Right.

From far. So the CRI, Christian Research Institute Journal, yeah, in the issue of apologetics and thinking, a liberal arts degree will be very beneficial. Now, if I were having to start all over again and I knew I was going to seminary again, I had to start everything over, I would get a liberal arts degree. But if I wasn't going to go to seminary and I had to provide my family, I'd get a computer degree. I like computers. I'd get something in computers, computer science, computer security, because I'd want something that was going to give me the ability to make a living.

So it's good. A liberal arts degree is good in one sense, in another sense it may not be, because what can you get and do with a liberal arts degree? Sometimes you have to go to a graduate level before you can really get a better job.

Not that you can't with that. So a liberal arts degree, you can do all kinds of things. You can work in education, restaurants. You can work in various things. And I've heard the statistic 80% of the people with a bachelor's degree don't work in the field that their degree is in. So my bachelor's is in social science.

I don't work in that at all. Uh-huh, right. Yeah, yeah. If we can do it, you know, you're right, we're constrained, but, you know, life takes over, right? You know, you get a family, you've got to feed them. Yeah, that's right.

You've got to feed them, that would be responsible. You know, I don't read Hank Hanegraaff stuff, because he's in the Eastern Orthodoxy and he has an article, you know, salvation by water and faith or something. And I just knew I was getting into that Eastern Orthodoxy.

I just stay away from it. But he can get people that have pretty good articles, you know, from different fields. But it was interesting, and I just wanted your take, because I know you're interested in how people think.

Yes. And things like that, that's been your whole life, you know, in the politics. But of course, we believe, you and I believe in the Bible, first of all, you know, and that. But I was just interested on your take, and it was very interesting to me. I love education, I love it, love it, love it, you know.

Yeah, me too. In fact, I've been thinking about going and doing a doctorate, but I don't have the money for it. I found a cheap doctorate, less than $10,000, a doctorate of ministry. And I could work in focus and apologetics, but hey, I'm with you.

I love school, I'd love to be able to do something like that, but just can't afford it. That's just the way it is. Right, right. You're right, Matt. We're here, Matt, we're here, you know, we're just pilgrims passing through, right? Mm-hmm, that's right, that's right. Yep, we're pilgrims passing through, and we know this world is tough, and that's just the way it is.

Yeah. Well, God bless you, Matt. Love your ministry, love your ministry. You're a good brother in the Lord, a good man, Matt. You could make sure my wife knows that. Okay, just give me her phone number.

Well, she doesn't know how great I am, you know, that's the problem, is I try and convince her, but she gives me this weird stare, like a neutral flat-lined stare with her eyelids at half-mast, and I don't know, I don't know if she's accepting it or not. I'm great, you're going to know that, and so that's where we're at. Okay, Matt, good talking to you, brother. All right, man, God bless. Yes, sir, thank you. All right, all right, let's get to, let's see, the next longest waiting is Alberto from Georgia. Alberto, welcome, you're on the air.

Yeah, good evening, Master Lig. I've got two questions. Because the man mentioned Hank Anograph, it just popped in my mind a little while ago about what happened to him. He said he went rogue, exactly why he went rogue, what is he now doing? Wait, who went rogue? Hank Anograph. Oh, yeah, okay.

Sorry, I got distracted. Yeah, Hank Anograph went rogue, and I believe he's an apostate. He went into the Eastern Orthodox Church. And I've studied Eastern Orthodoxy now for a few years, and I don't believe it's Christian, because it talks about the energies of God, which are like the attributes that emanate out of him, that work in your soul, that you then participate with, by which you then, through the sacraments, obtain salvation. So you cannot say that you're justified right now, but that you are working towards that goal with the energies of God and the sacraments in the truth of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

So it's a load of crud. Okay, so when the Bible talks about, when it says that the Lord should inspect the church without wrinkles, about blemish, is that a work of salvation type thing or not? Well, yeah, I mean, we can't add anything to the work of Christ, even though people try and do it with their baptism, with their sincerity, with their not doing bad or doing good, and hopefully that that, combined with the blood of Christ, will give them salvation. And that's just heresy. That's demonic teaching. That's what Satan wants people to believe, instead of relying on Christ. And so I just talked myself into a corner and forgot what you asked.

Give me that again so I can get back on track. About what the Bible says about the Christ comes to give a church without blemish, without spot and wrinkle. Oh, yes, yes.

Yes, thank you. And so in that, the pastors want to work with us and the elders want to work with us to present us as holy before the Lord. Not that we are in of ourselves and that we're able to achieve it through our works, but the idea is that in our trust in Christ that what we're doing is seeking to be more like God, more like Christ, that is, more like Jesus in all of the areas of our life and that we are continually abandoning sin.

That's what that's talking about. It's not talking about obtaining salvation or maintaining it by that effort. That's what the Eastern Orthodoxy does.

And Roman Catholicism and Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses, they do. So the church presented pure before God is through the blood of Christ and only by faith do we receive that and are presented before God because of what Christ did. Okay. All right.

There's the music, but we've got to go. All right. Thanks a lot, Alberto. Hey, folks, we have four open lines. If you want to give me a call, 877-207-2276. We'll be right back. Take care. All right, everybody. Welcome back to the show. Let's get to Bob from Archdale, North Carolina. Welcome.

You're on the air. Hello, sir. Hi. I was curious, are you familiar with Robert Henderson's teachings on the courts of heaven? Nope, but because I saw that's what you're going to talk about during the break, I researched it. So that's the only familiarity I have, and I have an opinion already formed. Okay. Well, can I hear the opinion? Yeah.

Stay away from this guy. He's a load of crud. Operating in the Courts of Heaven, one of his books, Granting God the Legal Rights to Fulfill His Passion and Answer Our Prayers. This kind of a title of a book where you grant God the legal rights, I'm going to grant it to God, is arrogant foolishness. Somebody would put that on a title of a book, and I am judging a book by its cover now. You don't grant God anything.

It makes me mad, and there's words I want to say that are a lot stronger than what I think I should say on the radio. But it is foolish, and the Greek word would be skubaland. It means defecation. And this is what this guy's doing right there, granting God the legal rights. You idiot. You don't grant God anything, you fool. That's it. He's a fool for this kind of a thing. He's saying, oh, you've got to grant God the legal right. What? Are you crazy? What moronic theology are you getting that from? And then he has other titles.

No, go ahead. Well, if you read in Daniel, he bases this off of Daniel chapter 7, I believe, verses 10 and 11, where it describes the throne room, and he sits and opens the books. The way he describes it is, before the dawn of time, he knew us, and he wrote in a book what our lives would be.

And through the course of life, things happen then, obviously, and what you do in his teaching is you go around, if you want to say spiritual warfare, and you go into his court, and you plead your case before God that the adversary is telling lies about you, and you cut it at the root there. Now, I've never seen his book cover, so I can't speak any knowledge of that. I believe you when you say that I do agree that the phrasing that you grant God the legal right is heresy in those words. I agree with that completely. And like I said, I've never seen the book, but his teachings I am aware of. But the thing is, is it is so close to the truth, but it pushes my theology, stretches my theology, I should say, to the point to where I'm leery of it, and I haven't fully accepted it. But I need somebody who is a little bit smarter than me to look into it.

Because I don't want to get my mind twisted in. Well, let's just say, and let me see if Charlie sometimes puts stuff in. He knows things I don't know. Yeah, Charlie says he's a hack indeed. Charlie, he does a lot of apologetics with me behind the scenes, and he tends to know about people more than I do.

And so he's saying the same thing I'm saying, he's a hack. So when you go to Daniel 7, and it talks about the thousands and thousands of attending on him, it's not there that we have to bring our case before God. That's not biblical. Jesus is our advocate. Jesus is our mediator. Jesus is the one who mediates between the Father and us. He brings the case before God, not us. And this idiocy that we grant to God the legal right to fulfill his passion and answer our prayers, what that does is it demotes God and it elevates man. It's arrogance. It's idolatry.

Yeah, I didn't see it from that perspective. And then, let's see, 365 prayers and activations for entering the courts of heaven. Now you've got these 365 prayers.

That's 365 prayers for the days or the year. And they activate your ability to enter into the courts of heaven. This is reminiscent of sorcery.

See, what you want to do, I could write this. I could write a book of heresy and say, look, you want to go to the courts of heaven. A court is a legal place. So in a legal place, you need to have an advocate. Well, Jesus is our advocate, but you've got to present your case because he wants you to come.

He's the mediator. It doesn't mean you don't do anything. It means you do stuff. And you need to have those prayers, which are already in Scripture, that activate the power that you're going to have to advocate for yourself before God. People go, amen, that sounds so good. I'm making it up as I'm talking, and I know it's heresy.

We don't activate anything. God lets us, in the humility of our prayers, seek our Lord and Savior Jesus and ask him to intercede for us. And then we ask him, Lord, not my will, but your will be done. Please use my prayers. Please consider the pleading of my heart before you. Lord, this has been happening in my life. Would you please take care of this?

Could you deal with this? But nevertheless, not my will, but your will be done. Instead of, I need to enter into the courts of heaven and grant God the right and the opportunity to fulfill his duty, and then I can activate all of this with my prayers.

This kind of stuff infuriates me. It's the elevation of man and the demotion of God. I can't say the guy's a Christian. I can't say he's not a Christian.

But I can say this. I bet you if I were to interview him, it wouldn't take but five minutes to expose him for the heretic he really is, given that this is it, unless he says, no, we don't mean that by the title. Then why are you putting the title up there like that, that we activate? 365 prayers and activations for entering the courts of heaven?

What do you mean to activate? What the stinkin' heck is that? That just makes me mad. I hate heresy.

I do. Here's another book titled Resetting Economics from the Court of Heaven, Five Secrets to Overcoming Economic Crisis and Unlocking Supernatural Provision. How about this one? Unlocking destinies from the court of heaven teaching series, blah, blah, blah.

Removing hindrances that delay or deny healing. Yeah, he's a positive confessionist. I wouldn't trust that guy any further than I could throw ten tons of elephant excrement. Well, I listen to you quite often and I subscribe to CARM and I value your opinion and your knowledge and your concern. And I really appreciate you taking the time to answer these questions because, like I said, I was just introduced to it and I started diving into it. And studying it, but there's something that was just kept triggering red flags. So I thought I had the opportunity.

I was driving and I thought I would call you. Okay, so Charlie put in some more stuff. Chris Roseborough warns about Robert Henderson's Court of Heaven false teachings. And you can go to BTWN News, Chris Roseborough. You can also email us.

We could probably give you the link. But also Charlie says, Henderson then explains that after receiving this revelation from God, he went into the courts of heaven and repented for the negligence of his great-great-grandfather. Yeah, I did hear him tell that story.

He went into the courts of heaven and then he repented for someone else's sin. That's right out of the book of Second Stupidity. His argument for that is that you can, I can't remember the verse off the top of my head, that you can intercede for someone's sins but not unto the sin of death.

Well, yes, this kind of stuff is full of half-truths. You can intercede for someone. What does that mean, to intercede? So if you tell me, hey, I've got a back injury, I say, I'm going to pray for you. I'm interceding.

But I don't grant access to anybody but my prayers and activate something to go into the courts of heaven. Well, see, my fear was that he's cherry-picking. He's cherry-picking verses and putting his theology together.

That was my fears. I was listening to him and writing down the scriptures. And reading what he was cherry-picking, that's the feeling I was getting. Yeah, I'm with you. In fact, I'm reading another thing that Charlie put in.

Henderson says that God told him that since his great-great-grandfather, quote, stole the dreams away from someone else, close quote, the enemy, Satan, now has the legal right to steal his dreams away from him. This is just, this is just, it's just stupidity. It's just idiocy.

It's acidity. It's, you know, from the book of second stupidification. It's just, it's a load of crud.

Okay? It's just ridiculous. This is not biblical. It's just a charlatan. These are the words of charlatans. These are the words of heretics. These are the words of those who are in the service of the evil one. And they speak half-truths and with half-truths come a ton of lies.

And they deceive people. What's going on? Okay. Yeah.

Steal the dreams away. Give me a break. Stupid. Okay. Sorry. All right. Well, thank you very much. I appreciate your time. All right.

Thanks a lot. All right, folks. We have, uh, let's see, two open lines. Give me a call. 877-207-2276.

See if you could hit my button and get me going. We'll be right back. It's Matt Slick live, taking your calls at 877-207-2276.

Here's Matt Slick. All right, everyone. Welcome back to the show. Let's see. We've got one open line. I just want to give you guys a reminder. Wow.

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$5 a month. All right, let's see. Next longest waiting is Jonathan from Dallas, Texas. Jonathan, you're on the air. Um, hi there, Matt. How are you, buddy? Doing all right.

Hanging in there, man. Yeah, buddy. Um, uh, it's, it's more just like a personal experience and, uh, uh, you know, like type of thing rather than a question. A buddy of mine called me a week ago and he told me that he picked up a gentleman who was a priest and he, both of them had a chat about demonic oppression, right? And, uh, the priest was telling them that the more people, the more bad people do and stuff like that, you know, the more openings and doors and all that it leads to with this demonic oppression, like it'll torment their soul, you know? And he said within his like 40 years of, uh, like being a priest, he's seen some pretty interesting things, you know, like he's had to bless people and, you know, read, uh, read scripture for them to try to get the, the possession demon possession to lead them alone, you know?

And, uh, I too have had like a weird instance too, where I felt like, uh, something was just poking at me, you know, like endlessly, like I was falling into something mentally. Well, first of all, a Roman Catholic priest, if he believes official Roman Catholic theology is not a Christian and, uh, he's a member of a false church, but what he was saying though is correct in that there's a lot more oppression that's opened up by people, uh, upon themselves when they practice those things, which are illicit, which are immoral, uh, drug abuse, pornography, uh, violence, uh, foul language, uh, taking the Lord's name of being constantly, these things open the doors to, to more and more decay. And as society as a whole degenerates in that, that manner. It also is the case that more demonic activity is opened in society as well. And so it's kind of a vicious circle, but nevertheless, so he's correct in that. Now, if you're feeling oppressed, let me ask you, uh, do you go to church at all?

Uh, a couple of times a month. Okay. So I hope that you're going to a good church. And what I would recommend you do is to contact the elders of the church and just talk to them about this and to say maybe might be entered an attack. So I'm going to think about, hopefully the elders know what they're doing well enough. Uh, also if you think that's the case, I'll get this very generically.

You need to consider areas of your life or the life of others close to you that might present open doors to, to the occult yourself and or others by which you must close and, uh, and deal with appropriately. So those are the generic stuff I'm telling you. But go ahead. Yes, Matt. Um, I agree with what you said.

Thanks. But here's what happened to me back in June. Um, I felt like something was oppressing me, like I just felt another source. And the first thing I did was open up my Bible to Psalms and I started quietly kind of reading to myself the praising the Lord and all that stuff. And what I did is I just kind of went around the house and I read Psalms and then within about five minutes I felt a million times better. There you go. Amen.

It worked. And I did my part too and I was sincere and I humbled myself and I prostrated on one knee and I said, Lord, please let my head stop hurting. Whatever it is that's bothering me, please let it disappear.

I have no hatred in my heart for anybody and their beliefs. And, um, I just, I let myself go and I said, please help me in this. And then surely enough, I read the Psalm just like that. I was like, I felt curious.

It was the weirdest thing. Well, you know, God's word is powerful and so good for you. And that's why I recommend to people to read scripture and pray and trust God and close doors depending on the level of oppression and stuff like that. And so there you go, man. Good stuff for you. Good. Thanks. Um, yeah.

Yes, Matt. I've noticed that over the years and stuff like that with like Roman Catholics and Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, all these religions have so many good followers in them. They're honest, they're sincere, they're compassionate. Like the church that I used to go to, I found out that their mosque and stuff like that was raising money for that hurricane that happened that year. And the synagogue across the street by them was also their church, sorry, their synagogue rabbis were also raising money on the side of the road for anything that'll help. I was like, wow, there are so many good religious people in the world.

Yeah, on the human level, yes. You know, Mormons do nice things, Catholics do nice things, but the devil wants people to do nice things so that others will join their false religions because they're not believing the true living God. Well, my thing was is I have no problem with everybody else. I believe that allowing somebody to believe what they want to is part of loving your neighbor, you know, just pray for them. And only the Lord knows best. That's right. That's part of it. That's right.

And also pray for them and things like that. But yes, good for you, man. All right. Okay.

Sounds good to me. Thank you for hearing me on. All right.

Well, God bless. All right, buddy. You take care. You too. All right.

All right. Let's get on the air with Jason from Ogden. Hey, I was just recently in Ogden. Hey, buddy, you're on the air.

Hi. So I got a question about scripture. Matthew 6, 34, where it says, don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow bring yourself. My question about it, what does that mean?

It means don't worry about tomorrow. It'll take care of itself. Trust God. It's hard to do.

All right. So when he said somebody is a stressful person, does that mean that they're just not trusting in God? Or does that kind of go further than that? Like if there's no scripture, there might be another one where it says don't worry about tomorrow. Or don't worry. Yeah, it's a tough one because the admonition that we have before God is to not worry. As I said in the opening statement of the show, these are some of the things that are coming up a lot with me recently.

And it's because my wife's health is under duress even more and the ministry is suffering because of the economic situation. There's other pressures and things like this. As we all go through different formula, I say same formula, different variables, we all have to trust God where we're at. And so to worry is to take back what belongs to God and his sovereignty and his goodness and to say I don't trust you that you're going to take care of me. So I'm going to worry about it. So I'm not saying we shouldn't be concerned. Concern is different than worry. Worrying is a taking to yourself and trying to fix it because you don't trust God. Trying to fix it because you don't trust someone else, in this case God, to do what needs to be done.

And how is this going to work out? That's worry. To be concerned is I know God's going to take care of it, I don't know how. I'm concerned about my situation, I'll be praying, I'll be looking for opportunities and yet at the same time we're trusting God.

And that's okay. So what Christ is always telling us and what the Bible tells us is to trust God. And it's hard to do because when we see our bank account get low or we have to make adjustments, we have to cut back or whatever it is, well Lord where are you?

He's there. And so he's teaching us what it means to trust him because it's easy for us to trust him when our bank account is full, our gas tanks are full, our pantries are full. It's not so easy to trust him when these things are dwindling. How do we trust him now? And so the true character of our hearts is manifested. And are we going to trust him? Are we going to have joy in his provision that may or may not come? What are we putting our hope in?

The full stomach or the cross? And this is the kind of contrast that is brought to light in Matthew 6.34. Don't worry about tomorrow, it'll take care of itself. Each day has its own trouble. And so what he's saying is trust the Lord, he knows.

And we need to actively decide to trust him through the situations, no matter how bad they get or how good they get. Either way, okay? Okay. All right, that's actually pretty nice.

Thanks again. I wish you hadn't called. I wish you hadn't called.

What? Oh yeah, because the reason is you asked a question that I have to deal with, and now I had to tell you the answer, and now I have to live by it, and that's hard. So thanks for making me feel bad. Just letting you know. You're welcome. Well, thanks a lot, Jason. I appreciate it, man. All right, God bless.

All right, thanks. Again, like always, God bless. Okay, God bless. You know, I'll just tell you this, it's easier to preach at it than it is to live it. I'm saying it with a smile.

But man, we're all in it together. Let's get to William from Charlotte, North Carolina. William, welcome. You're on the air.

Thank you, that's me. Just a quick note from that last guy about worrying about. Worrying about, we lost you. Worrying about. I said, can you hear me now? Yeah, we got you. About worrying about, and then you went blank, so try it again.

I said, I don't have time to worry about tomorrow because I'm always worried about today. That's true. Anyway, this is a response to your statement about getting your doctorate. There's a very, very fraction of the cost, inexpensive accredited college right here in our vicinity, Ambassador Christian College, that you can get your doctorate. You can actually start off with your associates and then the bachelors and go on up and get your doctorate. And the great thing about it is you don't have to buy any expensive books.

The only book they require is the King James Version Bible and you can do it online. Wow, I look into them. They've been there for 40 years and not that many people know about this college. I actually went there and my wife went there and she got her associates and her bachelors.

And the guy is really good and he's just been a blessing for us and a lot of other people that can't afford the 10 grand that it costs to go back to these highfalutin colleges to get a degree. That's right. Something for just information purposes. I didn't actually have a question. That's okay. That's good info. Yeah, I wrote it down, Ambassador Christian College. Ambassador Christian College.

They're on Main Street in Kannapolis. And the person's name is Keith Slough, the German descent, S-L-O-U-G-H. Okay. Y'all hook it up. All right. Yeah. Okay. Okay. All right.

Sounds good. I'll check it out. There's the music. We've got to go. Well, thanks a lot. Maybe I'll get out there sometime and have a meeting with people.

I'd love to meet people out there. We've got to go, though. God bless, William.

Thanks for that info. All right. All right. Hey, folks, we're out of time.

There's the music. May the Lord bless you. And by His grace, we're back on here tomorrow. And Lord willing, we'll talk to you then. Have a great evening. God bless. Thank you.
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