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May 29, 2024 7:00 pm

MS Top 6 Season 5 #7

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May 29, 2024 7:00 pm

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. So, I was just curious if you have ever updated or discussed and been proven wrong and when that was and what it was regarding. Well, it's a difficult question to answer because sometimes I'll get minor facts incorrect. I might have a statistic incorrect or I might have sometimes even a reference because I get a lot in my head and I'll kind of get them wrong sometimes. It happens, you know, and stuff like that. The closest that this has happened with within the past couple of years, three years, is dealing with logical issues that some atheist philosophers will say, well, here's a problem with your thinking because of this. And then I'll examine what it is and sometimes I go, oh, I see what you're saying. Okay, thank you very much. And other times I go, no, I don't agree with you. And so that doesn't happen very often, either one of those, but, you know, stuff like that and stuff. But I've been doing this for so long that, you know, I know the arguments and I've kind of polished them now so that not a whole bunch really to change.

Number five. If I would say that God hasn't changed, he's saying yesterday and forever, right? Then how come in the Book of Genesis that God said God regretted to create a man? That's why. So, what God hasn't changed his mind about nothing.

How come he's saying he regretted? Yeah, because there are different categories. The category of God's essence and nature, he does not change. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. Okay, Hebrews 13, 8.

You can go to Malachi 3, 6. Psalm 90, verse 2. There are these verses that say God is from everlasting to everlasting. Okay, and he doesn't change. This is about his nature and his essence. But he can certainly work with us in different ways at different times. It's not that he's changing his nature, he's changing his approach to us given their different circumstances. And that's all that's happening there.

Number four. So, God knows the future in the beginning and the end. If God knew man, Adam's going to sin, and man was going to become wicked upon the earth.

And in Genesis, chapter 6, they say that's why he killed him in the flood. So, he's got to repent to create a man. So, God knows already that everything still allows man to take his course. Even though he knows they're going to repent against him, you know that?

Of course. And so, when we talk about these issues of God regretting, or he doesn't like saying this, or I change my mind, it appears, or it never entered my mind, these are anthropomorphic terms. So, what this means is that God communicates to us in human-level understanding.

In human level. So, when God was with Adam and Eve in the garden, he walked with them. That's an anthropomorphism. He spoke words to them in a language they understood.

That's anthropomorphic. What he said to Adam, he called to them and he said to the man, where are you? This is after their sin. Where are you? Well, that's an anthropomorphic actuality because, of course, God knew where they were.

Number three. When people die, if they don't go to heaven, are they like suffering forever and ever and ever, like forever tormented or destroyed? No, they continue on in their suffering forever.

There's no end to it. There's a group called Annihilationists. They teach that after a while, the person is annihilated and that's just not biblical. I've written 182 articles, literally 182, dealing with that topic and all kinds of word sites.

They're really going to talk very heavily. Yeah, that's one of those things that I think about once in a while. If they're destroyed, here's the faulty logic. Let's say from the Annihilationist position that someone, they do really bad stuff and then they die. There's several views here.

We'll go through one at a time. They die, they don't exist anymore. So the punishment then is non-existence. But nowhere in the Bible does it ever say that punishment is nothing because non-existence is nothing. Punishment is always experienced. And so to say that a person is annihilated is punishment is problematic because it's just not consistent with what the scriptures teach.

Number two. You know, some folks say, you know, we don't need to get involved with the Jewish folks. They say it's a debatable topic on if they're the Jewish people and all that. OK, well, even if you want to set that aside, as a Christian, shouldn't you be against injustice? Shouldn't you be against violence against a whole race of people? We can even go with Dr. Martin Luther King.

And injustice somewhere is an injustice everywhere. So, you know, what about that? It's one of the good things about Christians. You can have some debatable topics as Christians. People follow Christ. If we are following Him and we're following His ways, His ways are not debatable. That's right.

Number one. And, you know, God said to Abraham, bless those who bless you and the ones who curses you will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. So, you know, it's about him and his descendants and the Jews. You know, I'll tell you, I'd go to war against, you know, if I was younger.

I mean, I'm 67. But, you know, I'd take up arms against intruders. If Israel, they said you can go fight Israel. I'd say, I'm not doing that.

It's God's people. I'm not doing that. You know. Right.

Or I shoot into the air a lot. Say, Lord, I don't want to mess with, I don't want to get in trouble. He's pulled them out of so many messes yet.

He's let them go through the Holocaust, too. I'm with you. 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 TruthNetwork.com. Got a question? Matt Slick has your answer. This is the Truth Network.
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