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Weekend Edition

Join your host, Bob Davis, as he highlights the most interesting calls and email questions from the Basic Gospel weekday broadcast.

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Category: Faith

Raven asked why Abel's offering was accepted and Cain's wasn't. Was it a matter of priority of the two? Mike is frustrated when he tries to share the Gospel on various social media outlets. He often is attacked. Should he continue to try? Anthony asks if people without spiritual ears can understand the Word of God. How important is it that the unsaved see themselves in the mirror of the law? Ryan asks about the Simon the Sorcerer story. The story says that he believed and was baptized. Was he saved or just "playing the part"?

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Categories: Faith Christian Living Sin Salvation

Our prayer for you is that you would move through the Thanksgiving and Christmas season with a thankful heart. We begin with 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 2 regarding end times. The Word of God is clear - no one knows the day Christ will return. Those of us who have been sealed to Christ can eagerly look forward to that day, whenever it is. Cory asks about Hebrews 12:1. What is he referring to - individual sin or the sin of belief? David asks for the meaning of 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17. What is the meaning of God destroying the person who destroys the temple?

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Categories: End Times Sin Faith Bible

What does being filled with the Spirit mean? Bob explains the hard passage in Ephesians 5:18. Kate in British Columbia asked about the rapture. Will believers be raptured before the tribulation occurs? And will our entire lives be shown on a heavenly "movie screen" when we stand before God? Don shares that his daughter's friend made a profession of faith when they took her to church but now is saying that she is an atheist. Don's daughter wants to know how to help her friend. Was her salvation real? Al asks about Revelations chapter 3, where the church is described as "neither hot nor cold." What does that mean? Joe from DFW asks what can we do for the Christians who are being persecuted by Isis. The numbers are staggering. Is it enough to simply pray for them?

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Categories: Holy Spirit End Times Faith Salvation Christian Living

Bob and Richard address another "hard passage" - Hebrews 10:26-29. This passage states "it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Sab in England asks about Revelation 2:4. Does this only apply to the seven churches or is it for us - that God has something against us? Lois is a Christian working in a secular business. She has witnessed her boss stealing from the business. What should she do? Vicky in Denver asks about the tree of knowledge - is that when evil came into the world. Why did God create the tree? Does that mean he created evil? Shawn encourages all believers that if they are in Christ, there's nothing to be afraid of. In Christ, we have assurance and peace.

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Categories: Hard Passages Christian Living Faith Hope

1 Peter 3:18-22 is one of the most comforting and victorious passages in all of the Bible. There is nothing for us to fear as far as suffering is concerned. We can be certain of our life even in the midst of circumstances. * A Minnesota listener wrote about his divorce. She is making her new partner a part of their children's lives. She has shown no remorse. He is torn in regard to forgiving her. * Tom asks about John 6:44 and speaks to the issue of "drawing". Does God draw some and not others? * An email question asks what is the purpose of Christ interceding for us in Heaven? Don't the accusations of Satan fall on deaf ears?

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Categories: Christian Living Hope Faith Marriage/Divorce

Ryan from Canada called to thank Basic Gospel for the clear message of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Ryan has a terminal diagnosis. His dad came to Christ because of Ryan's faith. His encouragement is to support the ministry because of how the gospel has impacted three generations of his family. Tom's question is what is the theology of the Bible? Brad called to share his story of how he has learned to "be a voice" for the gospel through Basic Gospel. John asks for an explanation of sanctification. What is it and how do we become sanctified? Mary Jo asks how to forgive others without letting them take advantage of you? A YouTube viewer asks about eternal security - can we truly say that once we are saved, we don't have to worry ever again about our salvation?

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Categories: Faith Testimonies/Thanks Salvation Forgiveness/Repentance

Kristin has heard teaching that our sins separate us from God, and that's what is causing her anxiety. Do our sins really separate us? Understanding what has happened to our sins is the key truth to experiencing life as God intends. Brad asks if Paul is talking as a believer or unbeliever in Romans 7? Is he speaking of his life as a believer who still struggles? Samuel connected through YouTube to ask about hell - is it a real place? How does judgment pertain to who is sent to hell and who isn't? Revelation reveals wonderful truth! Myles in Calgary asks if Jesus said anything about going to a minister, vicar, pastor for direction in the Bible or is the Holy Spirit the source of our discernment? Samuel is concerned about maintaining an attitude of appreciation toward others. Why is it so hard to be an encourager sometimes? The warning is to not make being appreciative a "work". William in California comments on our being a new creation in Christ. Adam and Eve had the choice to leave and never come back; our choice is to come back and never leave.

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Categories: Sin Salvation Hell Holy Spirit Faith

Ryan asks about Revelation 3:5 - is it really possible that a believer's name can ever be removed from the Book of Life? Because Jesus lives forever, he has saved us completely and we can be assured that we will be with him forever. Kristin asks when she feels the onslaught of the enemy, what are some strategies she can use to get back on track with truth. Stephanie asks about how a believer can make decisions about governmental elections. How can I know that God is working all things together for good when it seems that those who are weak and neglected are being damaged by policy. Amanda in Fort Worth, Texas called to discuss the fact that she recently lost her job and is facing an eviction notice from her apartment. The job she was trying to do was too physically taxing and she is having difficulty finding a new job. She is feeling very anxious and hopeless and that maybe God is not thinking of her. Samuel asks about losing sight of the joy of Jesus and looking to the world for temporary joy. How do we resist that temptation?

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Categories: Hard Passages Salvation Christian Living Faith

Bob in Texas called with a question about eternal security. Does that really mean that we don't need to ask forgiveness for any past, present, or future sins? Stephanie asks how she can be loving and kind to family members who are not loving and unkind? Howard called to ask how to distinguish between prompting from the Holy Spirit or if it is just a legalistic response? How do you know? James asks how to know if we are walking in our own strength or walking in faith in the Spirit? Maria asks if tithing is for today ... this is a question we hear quite often.

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Categories: Salvation Forgiveness/Repentance Love Christian Living Faith Money/Giving

We received an impassioned email with the subject line "Crisis in Faith". Bob and Richard give solid, clear answers to the writer of this email. This is an important conversation. Robbie in New York asks if a believer is committing a sin when he dies, does he lose his salvation? What about a believer who commits suicide? A caller fears that he has blasphemed the Holy Spirit and feels overwhelming guilt. Is it possible for him to ever be saved again? Can a Christian even commit blasphemy against the Spirit? Or is it only done by unbelievers?

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Categories: Faith Sin Salvation Holy Spirit

Mark asks about forgiveness. Is everyone forgiven, even unbelievers? Bob explains that salvation is much more than forgiveness. Luisa asks about speaking in tongues - is it proof that one is sealed? Brad asks for an explanation of what is means that God lives his life through us. An anonymous listener asked about the Bereans - are they a cult? Samuel asks about a friend who is encouraging him to doubt that the Holy Spirit exists. Myra asks what to do when your faith fails?

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Categories: Forgiveness/Repentance Holy Spirit Faith Christian Living

Joseph asks about sex before marriage. Does that defile the union that you desire after marriage? When you do get married, do you have to take your vows before God or just go to the courthouse? Daniel asks if forgiveness is contingent upon repentance or repenting? Bob explains that repentance is a much bigger word - it's really about going from death to life. Chris from Virginia asks what God's solution is to our timidity in sharing our faith with others? If fear of sharing an indicator that God is not wanting us to share with that particular person? When those feelings of fear come, what do we do with that? Jeff called to thank us for the ministry and to ask for direction in how to communicate with his friend. His friend is struggling with drugs, alcohol, and suffered the loss of both parents. How should he approach his friend with the Gospel? The answer is to simply talk to him about Jesus and let the power of the Gospel do it's work. Bob encourages all listeners to continue to keep our friend, Ryan, and his family in our prayers. Ryan is a dear listener of Basic Gospel and is facing terminal brain cancer with faith and trust in God. Please join with us as we continue to pray for God's perfect work in Ryan's life.

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Categories: Marriage/Divorce Forgiveness/Repentance Faith Christian Living Hope

Ray in San Francisco asks why most gospel teachers complicate the message. They seem to always add works to the mix. Why don't they teach 'saved by grace, through faith'? Bob Davis brings up a recent article reporting that in England doctors are encouraged to call mothers 'pregnant people' in order to avoid offending transgender people. Samuel asks about Romans 10:9, "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Is this a test for others to gauge someone's condition, or a test to examine ourselves? Mitch asks about "the just will live by faith, not by sight". Is that speaking to looking for signs from God or is it speaking about the meaning of faith?

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Categories: Grace Christian Living Salvation Righteousness/Justification Faith

Daniel calls about "American Christianity" asking why so many teach that you have to work for it ... that it's not a gift. Bob and Andrew answer by looking at Paul's letters to the churches of his day. Lynn left a voicemail asking about predestination - God's will or ours? * You can call and leave your voicemail question 24/7 on our toll free number: 844.322.2742. * Mike calls from Washington and asks about God's healing for today.

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Categories: Christian Living Faith God's Will

Our Canadian friend, Ryan, called to share the creative way he was able to communicate the finished work of Jesus to his young daughter. He thanks us for keeping the message simple and that we didn't name our ministry "Complex Gospel"! Ryan has terminal brain cancer and has found great encouragement through Basic Gospel. We have been equally encouraged by him. William calls asking about drinking and gluttony. Even Jesus was accused of such things. This questions leads to a discussion of our living sacrifice. Ed asked about Jeremiah 31:31. Was the promise of the New Covenant only for the house of Israel? Karen asks about showing God's grace to others. It takes a humble heart to receive and share the grace of God.

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Categories: Faith Hope Love Grace New Covenant

Welcome to the Christmas edition of Basic Gospel Weekend! Bob, Bob, and Richard discuss the awe-inspiring gift of Jesus Christ. Through his birth, love came down and gave us hope. Through his death, we received forgiveness of sins and eternal life. God's Christmas gift to us was his son, Jesus Christ. As the angel proclaimed, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11). All of us at Basic Gospel wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and God's richest blessings in the New Year!

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Categories: Jesus Christ Faith Hope Love

Christopher asks about his relationship with God. Is the fact that he has not been successful in personal relationships the reason that he doesn't have a good relationship with God? Bob and Richard respond in depth about our relationship with God and how that spills over to others. Byron sent an email regarding Romans 6, 7 & 8. This section is really the pinnacle of the gospel message. Paul makes the case for Christianity in those three chapters. Chris asks about Genesis 4:15. What did the mark look like and why did he mark Cain? Sandra called from Dallas to ask about how to know God's will in their current financial situation? Jose' asks what it means to walk in the Spirit? Is that something he has to work at or is it God's work?

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Categories: Faith Christian Living God's Will

Ralph in Tennessee asks about prayer. His wife is very ill and the prayers of the whole church hasn't seemed to "work". What is the role of prayer in situations like this? Lydia asks about the Sabbath? Is it a certain day that we must observe? Bob points her to the "eternal rest" that we now experience in Christ Jesus. There's an interesting observation about the 7th day we encourage you to hear. Stan asks how we really know the will of God. He feels he has missed God's purpose and blessing. Richard answers with insight from his own life. Kim is worried about all the instances of seeing the number 666. Does it mean that she is being attacked or marked? Stephen asks if it is wrong to ask the Lord to take him home? He feels he is not making the world "better". Bob encourages him to allow the Lord to work through him. He will use us in individual lives.

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Categories: Prayer Faith Hope God's Will End Times Hope

Wanda asks about the verse "by his stripes we are healed" in Isaiah 53:5. Bob explains that this is not a verse about physical healing but a verse about the healing of our souls. Rose has a question about Revelation. When we die does our spirit go immediately to heaven or are we in a state of limbo? Bob explains "absent from the body, present with the Lord" for the believer. Jose asks about attending church - do we have to attend church? Richard explains the importance of, not the requirement of, meeting together with like-minded believers. Kim asks a heart-wrenching question. If she decides to quit dialysis and let her body go, will God still receive her? Bob handles this question with compassion, concern, and truth from the Word of God. It's a powerful response. Chris asks about John 15:14, "you are my friends if you do what I command". What is the context of this statement? If I don't do a good job of loving others, does that mean Jesus will not love me? Curtis asks if God knows our eternal destiny before we are even conceived?

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Categories: Faith Heaven Christian Living Love Theology

Scott asks for an explanation of John 8:4-11 - the woman caught in adultery. He compares this situation to the tragic Orlando shooting. Bob explains this situation was used as a trap to discredit Jesus. This passage reveals the truth of God's love. Clay calls regarding Hebrews 4 and the meaning of circumcision. Joanne asks about God's stance on remarriage. Can you remarry only if your spouse dies? Bob discusses marriage, divorce, and remarriage from God's perspective. Ron sent a question through Facebook - please explain how we can make disciples? Bob and Richard discuss the journey of discipleship.

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Categories: Love Jesus Christ Marriage/Divorce Faith

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