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Bible Thinker

Mike Winger

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This, right here, is probably the most powerful "name-it-and-claim-it" verse in the Bible.

Mark 11:23–24 (NASB95)
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.
“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

Honestly, I really struggled in prep for this study. At first I found myself wanting to just make sure that this passage wasn't used for the kind of stuff Kenneth Copeland teaches.
But I sensed that, in my desire to avoid a particular interpretation, I might be blinding myself to what the passage is saying. So, I took a different approach, one that I try to always take but one that was particularly difficult for me to do this time around. I took myself out of the debate over "name-it-and-claim-it" teaching in the 21st century and instead sought to thoroughly understand how this radical passage makes sense in the context of Mark and the rest of the New Testament. The result has been a really rewarding study on the power of prayer and the reality of faith in the midst of suffering. This passage doesn't fit "name-it-and-claim-it" and it doesn't fit cessationism either. My hope is that I can bring clarity with this study and stir up faith. Faith for miracles and faith for suffering.

See the WHOLE Gospel of Mark playlist here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHuGenHwUdeiQ5M-uj5XW4sF
20+Questions+with+Pastor+Mike+%28Episode+5%29
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Every Friday at 1pm PT!
0:00 Introduction
1. 0:04 Must we speak in tongues in order to be saved?
2. 11:39 Does Scripture authorize only one cup during the Lord's Supper? How should we face different government regulations of Eucharist? (E.g. forbidden one cup drinking.)
3. 14:35 What are your thoughts on the book of 1 Enoch?
4. 17:36 A friend just told me he doesn't believe that the Bible is historically accurate (ex. The Exodus, flood). Any advice on resources to help him?
5. 21:26 Can you please explain the parable about using your talents, and how we can be sure about what our gifts are?
6. 25:44 What are your thoughts on the Lutheran Church? Is the liturgy/tradition a hindrance to the Gospel and true repentance, or is there any value in it?
7. 28:59 How do you understand 1 Thess. 5: 23? Is Paul saying that every person has a distinct spirit, soul, and body, or just that everyone has a material and immaterial nature? Also, how are spirit & soul different?
8. 31:41 People often use Proverbs 18: 21 to say that our words have power, and that we can use them to speak things into existence. Is that the true meaning of the verse? Are there any verses that support that point?
9. 36:17 What does it mean that God made the world through the Son in Hebrews 1:1-2? Is using the word “through” different than using the word “by”?
10. 40:04 How do I know the Holy Spirit? Are there any teachings about having a relationship with Him which are not focusing only on the gifts?
11. 42:20 Would it be appropriate for a Christian to attend a same-sex "wedding" of a family member/friend, or would that express acceptance of the union?
12. 43:46 For several years, when thinking about the afterlife, I've felt strong anxiety and I fear that these feelings might indicate that I don't love God. Any thoughts and/or tips on this?
13. 49:29 Do you think there is such a thing as neutral/common ground in apologetics? Or are our presuppositions so important that they have to be addressed before any evidence may be be examined, as presups say?
14. 52:29 How do you think biblically about RPG video games such as Elder Scrolls? Most RPGs you can play as a Warlock using fantasy magic. Does the content and nature of a game affect your game choice?
15. 57:19 Is there scientific evidence that speaking in tongues real?
16. 57:58 Can you please explain what Jesus meant when He said to sell your cloak and buy a sword in Luke 22: 36?
17. 1:00:35 I'm confused about fasting...should all Christians fast from time to time as a reminder that God is our true need? I've just never felt compelled to skip meals to grow closer to God.
18. 1:04:18 Hi Pastor Mike, I was wondering how the pharaoh's magicians were able to duplicate changing their staffs into snakes as Aaron did when accompanied by Moses in Exodus.
19. 1:07:19 How would you respond to a person who sees the Church as a historically bloody and evil organization?

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5) I’m truly sorry if I’m unable to get to your question. I know its a bummer, but I am doing my best.
6) If you arrive late we may have already gathered 20 questions. Please check the live chat to see if we are full on Qs. Thanks!
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access_time1 month ago
I was interviewed by Rachelle and Carder on the Anything But Quiet Time Podcast. We talked about a variety of issues and I think the one consistent theme that might apply to this whole interview is having more wisdom in how we handle theology, apologetics and evangelism. Anyhow, I hope you'll find some personal benefit in it!

Here is Rachelle and Carder's podcast but you can also find it on whatever pod catcher you have https://hopeondemand.com/podcasts#/anything-but-quiet-time
How+Free+Will+Conflicts+with+Atheism+%28Dr.+Tim+Stratton%29
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Dr. Tim Stratton presents his case that free will is evidence for God. Tim has spent a good deal of time refining this argument in his PhD studies and we're going to get an accessible breakdown of how it works. Now, Tim doesn't normally have an eye patch but since he didn't send me over a better photo I'm punishing him... and really, I just thought it was funny. I hope this breakdown of the "free will argument against naturalism" will be not only personally enlightening and convincing to you but will become another tool in your own intellectual toolbox of ways to help others see the truth of Jesus Christ.

Here's Tim's web site and specifically an article on the problem of evil and how he answers it. Tim has TONS of free articles you may be interested on his site in addition to this one. https://freethinkingministries.com/3-circles-all-the-problems-of-evil/

Another article from Tim on "unjustified suffering" https://freethinkingministries.com/a-thought-experiment-vs-unjustified-evil-suffering/

Tim's YouTube channel, which he intends to utilize more in the future, has a video he asked me to share with you on how he handles divine determinism which many Calvinists affirm. https://youtu.be/qFKg0veH7fo
20+Questions+with+Pastor+Mike+%28Episode+4%29
access_time1 month ago
Every Friday at 1pm PT!
Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference:
0:00 Introduction & Cat Cam!
1. 0:16 How should we correctly interpret "by His stripes we are healed" in Isaiah 53:5? Has physical healing for today been purchased through the atonement?
2. 11:22 Can you explain why Old Testament sacrifices and offerings were "seasoned with salt"? Is there a spiritual/messianic picture or element involved in that?
3. 13:49 We are told to have a large amount of faith, but Jesus said that faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. So what does that mean, in terms of faith?
4. 16:10 Is it biblical to sign a marriage contract before you marry someone?
5. 17:39 If you've had an abortion in the past, is it hypocritical to stand against it now, and would it be hypocritical to have a baby afterwards or think that you deserve to have a child afterwards?
6. 23:07 What does the Bible teach about masturbation? Is that act permissible for a follower of Christ?
7. 29:20 Do you share the opinion that we shouldn't ask God to heal diseases, but instead should speak over the sick person as if we have authority over sickness? Should we do it like Peter in Acts 3:6?
8. 35:02 What do you think of denominations? Are divisions ok, and can multiple factions of Christianity be legit?
9. 37:33 What are your thoughts on the apparitions of Mary at Fatima and messages given to the shepherd children?
10. 40:39 What is the "witness of the Spirit" mentioned in Romans 8: 16? Is it an experience like John Wesley's "strangely warmed" heart? How do you obtain the witness if you don't think you have it?
11. 43:58 What is the best way to study the Bible? Should I start in Matthew, or maybe Genesis?
12. 45:28 Mike what happened in Gethsemane? Was Jesus Christ separated or forsaken by the Father?
13. 48:39 What does Mark 16: 17-18 mean? I grew up in the prosperity gospel, and my family and 80% of my country is in it! I would really like to help them open their eyes to it.
14. 51:02 I know you're not a Calvinist, so are you Arminian, Molinist, or none of the above?
15. 51:41 Does Matthew 6: 14-15 imply that forgiving others is necessary for salvation?
16. 52:31 Do you have any counsel on how to be discerning and grow in the Lord without constantly worrying about every new heresy and false teaching that crops up?
17. 53:30 How should I approach a growing issue at my church where the Bible is not being preached, the pastoral staff is beginning to go off base, and the lead pastor bulldozes over people?
18. 54:55 To what extend should we try to rectify our sins? (e.g. should two Christians who fornicate then marry?)
19. 55:55 Where was Jesus' spirit during the 2 days he was dead?
20. 56:36 How to you stop bitterness and hatred from being in your heart, if you’ve held onto it for years?

Here’s how you get your questions answered in the Q&A
1) Please reread your question before you ask to ensure that it will make sense to me. Clarity is paramount.
2) Wait till we go live before asking. We don’t take questions until then.
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4) Please only ask once, our mods are checking the chat continually.
5) I’m truly sorry if I’m unable to get to your question. I know its a bummer, but I am doing my best.
6) If you arrive late we may have already gathered 20 questions. Please check the live chat to see if we are full on Qs. Thanks!
The+Secret+History+of+the+Fast+Growing+%E2%80%9CMother+God%E2%80%9D+Cult+%28with+NEW+info+I%27ve+never+shared+before%29
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0:00 Introduction
1. 6:24 How did you initially find out about the WMSCOG, and what caused you to recognize the need for their teachings to be refuted?
2. 11:40 What are some of the books and other resources you used to delve into your research of this cult, and how did the difficulty of obtaining certain resources impact your studies?
3. 15:15 Overview of the origin & history of the WMSCOG, and their current teachings
4. 23:55 How does the WMSCOG's modalistic view of God allow them to elevate the position of key leaders in their organization?
5. 26:25 Does the WMSCOG believe there is a distinction between "Christ" and "Jesus"?
6. 27:23 How does the WMSCOG respond to the biblical truth that "the fullness of deity dwells bodily" in Christ (Colossians 2:9), and in all cults, how does their tendency to take verses of Scripture out of context affect their ability to spread false teaching?
7. 32:16 (Overview of the WMSCOG's current teachings *continued*)
8. 36:01 About AhnSahngHong's book, "The New Jerusalem and the Bride: Interpretation on Women's Veil"
9. 40:27 What are some of the definitive cultic characteristics of the WMSCOG, and how can having a solid Christian worldview serve as a safeguard for us against false teaching?
10. 42:12 About Steven Hassan, his books, and his B.I.T.E. Model of cult characteristics
--43:19 B - Behavior Control
--48:00 I - Information Control
--1:05:02 T&E - Thought & Emotional Control
11. 1:00:07 and 2:00:53 If any of our listeners have WMSCOG books and would like to donate them to help equip our ministry, where can they send them?
12. 1:11:14 What role can spiritual warfare play in how the characteristics of the B.I.T.E. Model can affect cult members?
13. 1:13:05 When we engage in conversations with WMSCOG members, what are some of the key verses/arguments that get brought up, their perspective on how those verses/arguments support their theology, and some good responses we can offer to those verses/arguments?
14. 1:31:34 About the "Prophecy of the 40 Years of David" that WMSCOG members are taught
15. 1:38:53 Do you think the WMSCOG may claim that AhnSahngHong's baptism was at the age of 30 in order to strengthen the connection between him and Jesus (who was baptized at the age of 30)?
16. 1:39:33 About their observance of the feasts, and their claim that observance is necessary for salvation
17. 1:48:00 How do WMSCOG members interpret Galatians 4: 26, and how can we respond to that verse, offering them an explanation of its proper context?
18. 1:55:37 If I've come to realize that I've been a part of a cult (either formerly or presently), what should I do?

Here is EVERYTHING I have on the WMSCOG. Please share this content with those who need it because there isn't nearly enough stuff out there on this group and they are making inroads all over the place. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHvwOzziMOk9ZIHKphdag47d

Cultish appears on podcast or on the YouTube channel Apologia Studios, here's a link. https://www.youtube.com/user/Defendthefaithorg
%22TOP%22+Atheists+%22BEST%22+Arguments+Against+God
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0:00 Introduction
1. 6:23 We Are All Atheists
2. 24:46 Religion Only Exists Through Indoctrination
3. 44:42 Atheism Is Instinctual
4. 48:06 Religion Is Desperation
5. 1:00:58 The Problem of Evil

An atheist offers what he sees as the best arguments against God. I admit ahead of time that this is mostly low hanging fruit. But I also would say that this sort of atheist reasoning is so prevalent that it needs to be addressed. That being said, this stuff is pretty bad. I want to offer a breakdown of this atheist's article which is perhaps a pretty serious commentary on some of the problems in pop-atheism. All in all there are 4 really bad arguments and 1 really tough one. I'll try to get to all of them but when I did this for my small group yesterday I was only able to get to the first four. We'll see how it goes.
This video is in lieu of the Mark series which will pick up in TWO weeks.

Link and more links to stuff you probably want to see
The original article I'm responding to is here https://owlcation.com/humanities/Top-Atheists-Their-Best-Arguments

The Kalam Cosmological Argument (this is so thorough and simple it can be used in line at Disneyland or in academic debate) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrgSbFhHCmU

A teleological argument from the design in the universe presented by a physicist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58brbYwN0Q0

A playlist of videos going deep into a moral argument for God by one of my favorite people, William Lane Craig. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHuenDhnk7fxcfPYUKwDASyK

The argument from beauty (and yes, you should take this more seriously than you do) https://youtu.be/Jz7phjZa3EM

A ridiculous amount of evidence for the resurrection of Jesus presented by two historians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc6XhMySxdY

To show the unity of the Bible here is my Jesus in the Old Testament series. I think this is a very strong cumulative case for "unity" which is best explained by inspiration. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHuhA0RPKZFHVcjIMN_-F596

For parents wanting to teach their kids critical thinking, here's a resource on Natasha Crain's blog for Christian parents. She not only teaches you to teach your kids to think critically, she teaches you to think critically as well. https://christianmomthoughts.com/how-to-teach-your-kids-critical-thinking-skills-a-great-resource/

Extraordinary claims don't require extraordinary evidence. Seriously, let's think critically about this slogan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRAI-us4es

A great resource for the problem of evil is Clay Jones' book "Why Does God Allow Evil". I'm giving this to you as a book instead of a video as I honestly think it's going to be more helpful to read this one instead of casually watching a video. This topic is tremendously difficult and the patience and thought that reading invokes is going to serve you well as you process it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07117FSWD/
20+Questions+with+Pastor+Mike+%28Episode+3%29
access_time2 months ago
Every Friday at 1pm PT!
Time Stamps!
0:00 Introduction
1. 0:33 Since Jesus flipped over tables in the temple, does that give people an excuse to have violent protests today?
2. 9:59 I've been dealing with doubts lately, and it never seems to be the cause of any intellectual problem - It feels like an attack. How would you handle this?
3. 12:39 We can see in the Bible that we are to care for the orphan, widow, etc. and uplift those whom society shuns. Should this play out differently in the life of a believer than it does currently in the world (e.g. many people, especially in my young student circles see political action/ideals like socialism or communism as the way forward in this)? Basically, do you think there’s a difference between biblical justice and modern social justice?
4. 22:00 Any suggestions of Christian resources/ministries for women struggling with pornography? Why does the church focus more on men with this sin?
5. 24:09 What are your thoughts on the Enneagram and its origins? Some research states that it was created by desert fathers and mystics, however, some churches point its origins to Catholicism.
6. 26:46 You say we are saved by faith alone and not by works, so how can you say someone is not saved if they live in a homosexual lifestyle? Isn't that blending faith and works? So which works are required?
7. 29:55 How do you know if you believe in your heart vs just logically thinking in your mind that the evidence points more toward Christianity being true than false? referring to Romans 10:9
8. 32:51 Romans 6: 23 says, “for the wages of sin is death”...what kind of death it is referring to? Is it an eternal death? A physical one on Earth? A spiritual death?
9. 34:55 Have you heard of the dreams of Pastor Dana Coverstone? If so, what are your thoughts?
10. 37:42 Why is God the Father just called "God" in the NT? He doesn't typically have the descriptor "the Father" added, where as Jesus is specifically called the Son and the Spirit is called the Spirit?
11. 40:15 What in your mind is the difference between simple sexual attraction and lust, if any? It seems like too many Christians conflate them as one and the same.
12. 45:03 1 Cor 13: 10 is so controversial. If "the perfect" means the Bible and not Jesus, then spiritual gifts have ceased - so wouldn't that leave so many in deception and false understanding?
13. 48:11 Was God angry with Eli as a father or as a priest for not keeping his sons in check?
14. 50:07 What do you think about the Book of Enoch?
15. 52:13 We relocated, and the pastor at the church we are going to and want to join has been reading out of The Passion Translation more and more. Should we rethink our decision?
16. 53:51 How can I lovingly bring up and reveal the errors of the prosperity gospel to friends and family?
17. 55:09 If I am truly seeking God, will He show up for me?
18. 55:31 I've been reading lots of reports of exploitation of the laborers who make the products we use everyday (chocolate, phones, etc.) Should we as Christians boycott/abstain from these things?
19. 55:57 Are Christians allowed to read and study the Quran? In Denmark I have to take a class on religion before I can study theology at the university, but I feel convicted when reading. Should I stop?
20. 57:31 Why was the tree of knowledge of good and evil bad? Isn’t wisdom generally regarded as a good trait in the bible?

Here’s how you get your questions answered in the Q&A
1) Please reread your question before you ask to ensure that it will make sense to me. Clarity is paramount.
2) Wait till we go live before asking. We don’t take questions until then.
3) Put a “Q” at the beginning of your question.
4) Please only ask once, our mods are checking the chat continually.
5) I’m truly sorry if I’m unable to get to your question. I know its a bummer, but I am doing my best.
6) If you arrive late we may have already gathered 20 questions. Please check the live chat to see if we are full on Qs. Thanks!
You+Must+Be+POOR+to+Be+Saved%3A+The+Mark+Series+pt+37
access_time3 months ago
Jesus' interaction with the rich, young ruler has been used by some to promote socialism and others have approached it looking for an explanation of justification like what we find in Romans. After spending some time on this passage and in the Gospel of Mark as a whole I think both of these approaches are wrong. This will be a careful, vs by vs study of Jesus' interaction with the rich man in Mark 10. We'll look at some controversy about this passage but our main concern will be to hear Jesus' radical call to come to Him for salvation, which is impossible for us to obtain without Him, and to come fully invested in His kingdom. What Jesus teaches through this encounter gives us not only an offer of salvation but a call to discipleship, where Jesus is not only a source of forgiveness, He is the very purpose of our live's and choosing Him means choosing His kingdom over our own or the kingdom of this age. It's that last part that I think people overlook when teaching on the rich man and I hope that this study helps you to understand it well.

For all the videos in the Mark click here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
Am+I+Motivating+People+to+Commit+Adultery+So+They+Can+Divorce%3F
access_time3 months ago
This is a common and terrible tactic in trying to get away from an interpretation you don't like. I'm not surprised to see this come up in the comments section of my video but I am surprised to see respectful and thoughtful men like Gordon Wenham using this sort of nonsense in print. The objection goes as follows; "When you say that adultery is justification for divorce you actually encourage people to go out and commit adultery so they can have a justified divorce".

Here's the playlist with all my divorce and remarriage content https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j

My web site https://BibleThinker.org
Infant+Salvation+Causes+These+Theological+Riddles+%28CONJECTURE+WARNING%29%3A+The+Mark+Series+pt+36
access_time3 months ago
Teaching that all babies who die go to heaven immediately brings up a number of important theological questions.
Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference:
0:00 Introduction
1. 5:10 How do we determine when a person is accountable?
2. 11:52 What role does sin nature have?
3. 19:00 What role does Jesus have in their salvation?
4. 20:53 What about free will?
5. 43:53 Does this give people an excuse to commit abortion?

All this and more in today's follow-up study looking at the theological implications of saying that babies or anyone who is similarly handicapped in mental capacities are saved.

Do you want to go through the whole book of Mark with me? Here's the playlist where we go verse by verse and tackle issues of theology, apologetics and the Christian life! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHuGenHwUdeiQ5M-uj5XW4sF

My website https://BibleThinker.org

New videos every week, helping you learn how to think biblically about everything.
Why+Jesus%27+Teaching+on+Divorce+Was+So+Shocking+That+the+Disciples+Wanted+to+Give+up+on+Marriage.
access_time3 months ago
Any correct interpretation of Jesus' teaching on divorce needs to account for the fact that the disciples were so shocked by Jesus that they said it was better to just stay single. In this video I try to explain how I account for the shock of the disciples with my view of Jesus' teaching on divorce and remarriage.

Here's the playlist of all my videos on the topic of divorce and remarriage. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j

My web site https://BibleThinker.org
Do+Babies+Go+to+Heaven%3F+A+Biblical+Examination+%28The+Mark+Series+pt+35%2C+10%3A13-16%29
access_time3 months ago
This is a heavy issue and while many people think the Bible doesn't give us much to go on, I disagree. In this study I am going to examine a number of passages people use when trying to explain what the eternal fate of those who die in infancy is. It starts with a survey of Bible passages which don't seem to help us answer our question and then a survey of passages which do.

This is part of the "Mark Series" where I am going vs by vs through the Gospel of Mark, covering theology, apologetics and the Christian life.
Here's the whole series playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHuGenHwUdeiQ5M-uj5XW4sF

My web site https://BibleThinker.org
What+if+Your+Spouse+Squanders+All+The+Money%3F
access_time3 months ago
Some tough situations have us asking whether a divorce can be justified for things not clearly mentioned in scripture. Not only do I give my best answer to the question of divorce for a spouse habitually draining the bank account, I hope that this answer will help you work through other tough questions like this one. I think the principles here apply very broadly.

Here's my playlist with ALL my teaching on divorce and remarriage. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j

My web site https://BibleThinker.org
We+Desperately+Need+to+Hear+What+Jesus+Said+in+Mark+10%3A+The+Mark+Series+pt+34+%2810%3A1-12%29
access_time4 months ago
People in Jesus' time had a bad attitude about marriage, just like today. They seemed to think it was a person's right to divorce whenever they decided they wanted to, just like today. But Jesus corrected this by pointing them toward the nature of marriage and showing that marriage it a holy and wonderful union that God Himself has created. Jesus takes away their excuses and calls them to get back to the heart of marriage rather than seeking excuses to divorce. It was a message people desperately needed to hear at the time, just like today.

Here's my big video on divorce and remarriage and everything the Bible says about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2pC6ZikbYo&list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j&index=2

Here's the entire Mark playlist where we are working through the whole book of Mark verse by verse. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHuGenHwUdeiQ5M-uj5XW4sF
A+Total+Distortion+of+Jesus+On+Divorce+%2813+minute+vid%29
access_time4 months ago
I went down a rabbit hole of research to find out how some people have taken Jesus' teaching on divorce to mean the opposite of what it seems like He was saying. The issue is whether there is a special definition of "put away" as compared to "writ of divorce". On this peculiar view "put away" is taken to mean "send away a spouse without a divorce certificate", which means that if you are "put away" you are still married. On the other hand, "writ of divorce" (or certificate of divorce) is taken to refer to an actual divorce with a divorce paper. Here's why this view is wrong.

Here is the playlist to all my videos on divorce and remarriage. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j

My web site https://BibleThinker.org
What+Jesus+meant+by+%E2%80%9Cbecause+of+the+hardness+of+your+heart%22
access_time4 months ago
What did Jesus mean by "because of your hardness of hearts Moses permitted you to divorce your wives"? Does this mean you can get a divorce if your heart is hard? Does it mean you can get a divorce if your spouse has a hard heart? Does it mean that divorce was regulated with protections for human rights because people's hearts are so hard they are going to divorce anyways? Yeah, it's the third one.

If you have a bunch more questions on divorce and remarriage then you should start with my big and thorough teaching on the topic, linked here. https://youtu.be/N2pC6ZikbYo

Here is a playlist of all my videos on Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j

My website: https://BibleThinker.org
Are+Divorced+People+Free+to+Marry+Another+Biblically%3F
access_time4 months ago
It may seem peculiar but I think that this solves a riddle about why scripture speaks the way it does on the topic of divorce. Jesus acknowledged divorce but taught that it didn't always free you from your moral obligation to your prior spouse. Paul, in 1 Cor 7, taught that a divorced couple was really divorced but still obliged to get back together or stay unmarried. In my view, this view comes naturally from taking the Bible at face value on it's teaching on divorce and remarriage. If you want to understand better what ends your moral obligation to a prior spouse then please watch the BIG video (the 1st one in the playlist below) which also has time stamps to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

For all my videos on the topic of Divorce and Remarriage check out this playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j

My web site https://BibleThinker.org
If+You+Sleep+With+Someone+Are+You+Biblically+Married%3F
access_time4 months ago
If sex doesn't equal marriage then what does? We will take a look at a number of biblical passages to find the answer to this question. The bottom line is that sex does join you to a person in a very intimate way, but that this alone does not constitute a marriage. Marriage is more than sex and it takes more to be truly married than to just start sleeping with someone.

Here's the playlist for all the videos (as they come out) on marriage, divorce and remarriage. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHtBvJzugPJp9P5X1T-hA91j
Roman+Catholicism%3A+Contending+for+the+Faith
access_time4 months ago
I try to graciously, honestly and without misrepresentation, deal with a number of important issues related to Catholicism; the Pope, purgatory, Mary, the authority claims of Roman Catholicism, historical challenges to official teachings of the RC church, theological problems with the gospel as it is taught in the official councils of Catholicism (especially Trent) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The truth is that I wish I could say the disagreements I have with official Roman Catholic teaching were merely secondary issues. But, despite incredible agreement on many primary issues such as the inspiration and authority of scripture, the Trinity and the death and resurrection of Jesus, there remains the fact that Roman Catholicism teaches errors that seem to compromise the very gospel itself. I really wish I could affirm that the gospel is still in tact in the council of Trent or the Catechism of the Catholic Church, but I am honestly convinced it's not. So, with a heavy heart I think we need to talk about it. While the biggest issue here is the gospel I will still deal with a number of other connected topics and hope you'll find it helpful.

Lisa Laizure's ministry - https://womensbiblestudy.com/

The playlist for this "Contending for the Faith" conference, which includes a teaching on Jehovah's Witnesses and on Mormonism. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHsR0GrnMlICl0I17pXiIrx6

My website https://biblethinker.org
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