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February 1, 2023 5:00 am

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February 1, 2023 5:00 am

Matt gets calls on Biblical Theology. Matt has answers on Biblical Theology. The sound bites are from Roy Rogers "Happy Trails To You," "I've Had The Time Of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, "Had The Time Of Your Life," by Green Day, "Goodbye," by Nylons, and "Goodbye My Friend," by Linda Rondstadt. The questions come from people all over the world.  We've compiled the six most memorable of the week. Number 6 to #1! 

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This is the Truth Network. Monday through Friday, Matt takes calls from all around the world on his radio show.

We've compiled this week's best, Matt Slick's Top Six. Number six. Are you saying that somebody is saying it's sinful to listen to secular music? Yes. Well, I'd ask him, show me in the scripture where that's the case. Ephesians 5, 18, 17, 18 and 18, 19 and Colossians 3, 16, 17.

Yeah, that's the flesh. Don't get drunk with wine and dissipation and, you know, speak to each other in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing big melody. If he's going to take that to mean that we have to speak to each other with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, then can we do anything else besides that? If he wants to say that psalms, hymns and spiritual songs are how you two speak, because it actually says to speak to each other with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, it doesn't say speak only this way.

It says use them, speak with them. The ideas are speech to be sanctified, but that's what it says there. So if he's talking about listening to spiritual or non-Christian music and it's sinful to do that, he can't use this verse, Ephesians 5, 19, to say that.

Number five. A better area to go to for him would be Philippians 4, 8. Whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, anything excellent, worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

So we are admonished to dwell on those things which are good. Now that becomes another issue, because can we listen to reggae, for example? Or what about the blues? I love the blues, and I love reggae. Can I listen to that? Not trashy blues, but just good old important music.

Yeah. And then what about classical music? Was Mozart a Christian? We listen to Mozart. How about Beethoven?

There's no word spoken. It's just classical. We listen to that, or is that sinful too? See, this is why we have to be careful to put parameters on people and say it's sinful if you listen to non-Christian music. Well then, what qualifies as Christian music? If you want to listen to Hillsong, Hillsong is going apostate. So would you listen to that? Number four.

Who do you listen to? Amy Grant, who divorced her husband? I don't trust her. Now she's supporting LGBTQ.

Do you listen to her music? It becomes very problematic. Now we need a list of what to do and what not to do. In fact, it reminds me, when I went to college, I was checking out Christian colleges in Southern California. I went to this one college, and I was interviewing them to see if I wanted to go to their college. Not if they could call me in.

I was interviewing them, and I was in my late 20s, and I had a meeting with, I think, the dean. I said, so I see your document here. It says I can't do any dancing if I'm attending here. He goes, that's right. I said, okay, I'm not married yet. Can I dance with my wife at my wedding? Is that okay?

He goes, well, yeah, of course it is. I said, but it says no dancing. And if it says no dancing, that's what it says. No context, just no dancing. Yeah, I can see what you're saying. I said, what if I'm listening to a song in my kitchen while I'm cleaning up?

Can I dance then? And I said, this is a problem. You guys are playing the Holy Spirit. The issue here isn't a form of legalism, because then you're going to encourage people to sin. And I didn't go there, let's just say.

Number three. How do I prove the deity of the Holy Spirit? How do I prove that physically? The Holy Spirit is sent by the Father and the Son, for one thing, in John 14, 26, and John 15, 26. What's interesting is that Jesus says that he will send another comforter. And the word another is of the same kind.

It's referencing himself. It would be a support for the deity of the Holy Spirit. But also, when you go to Acts chapter 5, it says a man named Ananias, his wife, Sapphira, sold a piece of property. And they held it back, etc. And Peter said, why did Satan, why was Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit?

And to keep back some of the price of the land. So what he had done was, he had lied about what he had done and said. And notice what he says here. You've lied to the Holy Spirit. That's Acts 5, 3. 2 Corinthians 3, 18. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

Number two. So the difference between predestination and determinism. Determinism means you don't have any will or any issues.

It's just basically your puppet. And predestination means that God's will is accomplished, but you're not a puppet. Yeah, so when somebody says it has to happen such and such a way for me to come to faith in Christ, even though it might make them feel good to think that way, that's not necessarily true.

Well, maybe not. Because God has his way of ordaining things. All things work after the counsel of his will. Whether it's going up the front of a church to receive Christ, the Holy Spirit comes upon you. Or you read a Bible verse, and out of the Bible you throw the Bible away, and the verse works on you and gets you saved in two or three days. God ordains the means as well as the ends.

Number one. People are saved in different ways, but God, you know, he's the one who opens our heart to understand the scripture. Luke 24, 45. He grants what he believed.

It was 1, 29. And grants us repentance. 2 Timothy 2, 25.

So these things are right there. But yet, at the same time, God draws us. John 6, 44. And we can't come to Christ unless it's granted by the Father, John 6, 65. So, it all works out together. But there's no necessary chain of causation that drives you to the Lord.

Like, he can step in at any time. Of course there is. Of course there is.

No, of course there is. There's always a causation, a chain of causes. No event occurs without a connection to a prior event.

Everything. This is logic. That all things that occur were caused to occur. So if God opens your heart, it's because God caused your heart to open.

If someone preaches the gospel, it's because a previous chain of events brought that to bear. Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Goodbye, goodbye. Oh, goodbye. I had the time of my life. I hope you had the time of your life. It's okay now.

Goodbye, my friend. We hope you've enjoyed this episode of Matt Slick's Top Six. For more on Matt and his live syndicated call-in radio show, go to Got a question? Matt Slick has your answer. This is the Truth Network.
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