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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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Basic Gospel Weekend Edition can be heard on these stations.

State City Station Frequency Air Time(s)
ALBERTA Calgary CJLI 700 AM Sunday at 10:30am
ALBERTA Edmonton CJCA 930 AM Sunday 8:30pm
IDAHO Twin Falls KAWZ 88.9 FM Saturday @ 2:30pm MST
KANSAS Wichita KAXZ-LPFM 100.9 Saturday at 7:30am and 7:30pm
KENTUCKY Louisville WFIA 900 AM Sunday 8am
TEXAS Waco KBBW 1010 AM Saturday 5am, 2pm, & 10pm / Sunday 12:15pm
VIRGINIA Arlington WAVA 105.1 FM / 780 AM Saturday 1pm / Sunday 8am , 1pm
Here's good news - when God looks down on the world, he sees two kinds of people - those who are lost and need salvation (the unrighteous) and those who are saved (the righteous). If you are a believer, you have been justified and are righteous in God's sight. Our friend, Clay, calls with a question about suicide. Does suicide negate salvation? Richard sets the record straight regarding this oft-misunderstood subject. Angela called to explain her understanding of faith. Bob shares Major Ian Thomas' insight on faith - first, it's the love of God initiated toward us, which results in our love for God, resulting in our dependence to God, resulting in obedience to God. Joe in KY asks about the New Covenant - does a Christian still have to tithe 10%? Andrew explains how New Covenant believers honor the Lord in their giving. Victor asks about "replacement" theology - believers who think they can replace Israel by keeping the Jewish customs. It's an interesting discussion. Brad in Missouri points to the verse in Matthew which speaks about "taking up the cross". Bob explains that our responsibility is simply to walk by faith.

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Categories: Righteousness/Justification Salvation Sin Love Faith Money/Giving

Curtis called with his story - when he joined the service, he was told he could never be saved because of the first commandment. This damage followed him for years. Then he started listening to Basic Gospel and found the truth and is now walking in the love of God. His life changed dramatically. This is a powerful testimony and one that we should all hear. Lorraine called to express her understanding of holiness and to thank us for the truth she hears on the broadcast. Miles called to share his realization that he doesn't have to argue and coerce people regarding his belief. God will reveal God. He asks how to handle political views with people he knows will be against his view. Andrew gives great insight. Jan called to express her opinion that there is a difference between forgiveness and consequences. Bob points out that God doesn't send the consequences - that's built in to the sin itself. Lucy asks about Revelation 3:19 - does God rebuke and discipline? Bob calls this a "very positive statement". Listen and find out why. Allen's question is about Matthew 12. Is speaking against the Holy Spirit the unpardonable sin?

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Categories: Testimonies/Thanks Righteousness/Justification Forgiveness/Repentance Holy Spirit

Samuel called expressing his thanks for Basic Gospel. Hearing the true Gospel led Samuel to accept Christ and move from spiritual death to spiritual life. Linda from Utah called asking about couples who live together before marriage. Bob explains that marriage is a covenant before God one to another. The marriage covenant is what truly gives security to a relationship. Andrew asks about dinosaurs, cave men, fossils and how they are dated ... how do you put those things in proper Biblical perspective? Mike was a controversial caller based on his opinion about the Orlando shooting. Bob firmly dispels Mike's point of view, calling it "utter nonsense". Listen to this important call. Wayne called with his testimony of moving from death to life. Basic Gospel is privileged to have helped Wayne understand the love of God as never before.

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Categories: Salvation Marriage/Divorce Love Christian Living

Dale kicks off this broadcast asking about the apparent conflict in scripture regarding temptation. Does God tempt us or does it come through Satan? It's an interesting question and Bob clarifies what might be seen as conflict. Jay asks a life question - his daughter has accumulated a large student loan debt. Is God disappointed with her? Jose' in Florida called with an emotional and honest situation. He fears God and fears that God does not love him. Bob gives hope, encouragement, and clarity to Jose's fears. The fear of God will be pushed out by the love of God once we truly understand what Jesus did on our behalf is the key. This is a powerful call and one that will resonate to all who hear. William reminds us that the key to behavior issues is by focusing on Jesus, not our behaviors. Richard expands on that thought.

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Categories: Christian Living Forgiveness/Repentance Righteousness/Justification

Tony calls with his struggle with what it means to be holy. Bob explains sanctification to help Tony understand what it means to be set apart, made holy, from the world. Holy looks a lot like love! Bob points him to Hebrews 10:10 as a key verse. Opal asks about punishment. Does God punish us when we sin? Bob shares the good news - Jesus took the punishment for sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 speaks loud and clear on this issue. Bob encourages her to think "bigger" than seeing God's training as some kind of punishment. Ray calls to encourage Basic Gospel to continue the ministry of teaching the New Covenant. He is a long-time listener and makes the point that the message we proclaim has remained unchanged. Bob makes this statement: Faith trusts. When faith trusts, faith rests. Jane asks if the reason God leaves Christians on earth only to reach others for Christ. Bob looks at our purpose in daily life. It's all about relationship.

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Categories: Righteousness/Justification Forgiveness/Repentance Faith

Are the 10 Commandments still in effect? That was Barry's question and one we often receive. The law serves a function but it is not a guide for the believer. Andrew gives a complete explanation on this topic. Cynthia asks about the proper response for issues like the current transgender restroom controversy. Bob warns to keep your focus on Jesus not on "issues". These issues are a matter of truth vs. error. Cynthia had a "light bulb" moment - maybe you will too! Dwight called with an assertion that didn't line up with scripture. Is there a job we have to do to guarantee our place in Heaven? Bob answer is loud and clear - salvation is a gift of God. Period. Our friend William calls to remind us that we are to keep our eyes on Jesus. Behavioral change is only possible by walking by faith in Jesus Christ. Kelly shares his struggle with alcohol. This addiction is stealing his peace and he lives in shame and guilt. This heart-wrenching call will resonate with your heart. Andrew gives insight with compassion, truth, and hope.

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Categories: Old Covenant Christian Living Salvation Addiction

We are discussing sanctification this month. God only sees two types of people - righteous and unrighteous. If you are a believer, you are righteous in God's eyes! Even if you stumble, your identity remains "righteous". That's some great news! Kendrick asks why he still has trouble controlling his thought life. Andrew encourages Kendrick that he is not alone - all believers experience this at one time or another. It's important to remember that you are not defined by your thoughts. Erica asks if believing that you must be baptized to be saved is wrong? Bob and Richard respond with the clarity of the gospel - the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Alison called with concern about the current situation with transgender restrooms. If we are Christians, shouldn't we show love instead of protest? What are we called to do?

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Categories: Christian Living Righteousness/Justification

Memorial Day is a U.S. holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. It originated, first called Decoration Day, sometime after the Civil War, and only after 1971 did it become an official Federal holiday. We honor those who have forfeited their lives in battle and service to our country and pray for the day when no more are maimed or die in the wars of man.

This week we address issues on retail store boycotts over transgender restrooms, teaching and talk about fresh anointing from God, prayers by the Basic Gospel staff for our listeners and donors, and how to draw someone out of an Old Covenant mindset and into the New Covenant.

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Categories: Christian Living Old Covenant New Covenant Faith

We begin with William who points us to the Word of God that no one will be justified by observance of the law. Galatians says that those who rely on the law have fallen away from grace and are alienated from Christ. We cannot justify ourselves by obedience to the law. Steve is concerned that his church teaches a mixed message about salvation - that you must keep yourself saved through works. Bob encourages him to find a church who focuses on the person and work of Christ Jesus. Francisco wants to know why the church doesn't stand up to those who are offended by the cross. Bob discusses how the church has become anemic in today's world. Our friend, Frank, called to disagree with us regarding obedience. We appreciate Frank's passion; however, we don't agree with his opinions. Bob handles Frank's call with grace and supporting scripture. It's always an interesting conversation when Frank calls! Lucy asks about Galatians 6:2 - what exactly does it mean to bear one another's burden? An anonymous writer asks if God calls all people or are some not called? Bob discusses the universal call of God and the hearts who respond. Audrey's question asks about eternal security. Bob explains what salvation truly is. Once you understand this truth, you can live in assurance of your salvation.

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Categories: Grace Salvation Christian Living

Howard asks what the proper Christian perspective is on alcohol consumption. Bob gives a practical, scripture-focused answer. Sam asks for clarification of Revelation 22:18. Does it mean that one can lose their salvation? Bob explains that Revelation is the revelation of Jesus Christ and is full of good news for the believer! We received an anonymous email asking about the tribulation. How will people be saved during the tribulation? It's an interesting question. Freddy called from New York to comment on his belief that you can lose your salvation if you are not obedient. Bob takes him straight to the grace of God for the answer. We will lose hope if we focus on "do's and don'ts" and not on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Chris asks for insight on an issue he has with fear of hurting other people. Andrew gives an encouraging answer straight from the Word of God. Tim wants to know if we are "obligated" to go to church. Bob explains that the issue is not one of obligation, but of encouragement.

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Categories: Christian Living Salvation Emotions/Depression

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