KHCB Broadcast – Pastor’s Q & A – August 18, 2022• Dr. Andy Woods • August 18, 2022 • KHCB Radio
KHCB – Q & A – August 18, 2022
The transcript contains the Questions received – parenthesis indicate where in the broadcast the question is asked:
1 – (03:54) – Well, first tonight, Pastor Woods, Pastor McGowan, hello. I recently come across what is the difference between Acts 2 and Acts 13 Dispensationalism and the Pauline doctrine. And I know it’s probably a long discussion, but I thought maybe if you guys could just expand on that a little bit and explain it the difference.
2 – (09:26) – Yes. On the Book of John, chapter 18, verse 15 “and Simon Peter followed Jesus and so did another disciple”. My question is to who was the other disciple? I’ll go ahead and hang out to listen.
3 – (11:15) – Yes, coming from Hebrews 2:4 and Luke 24:39, those two scriptures. In Hebrews 2:4, it says that Jesus partook of flesh and blood. After resurrection, there in Luke 24:39, he says a spirit does not have flesh and bones. So, where did the blood go? The flesh and blood that he partook of, that preceded his death, after his resurrection (and is coming back that evening to be with the disciples). He said, flesh and bones. My question is, where did the blood go? Thank you.
4 – (12:49) – Good evening. Good evening. I’m having a hard time understanding the teaching of Grace. In Titus, chapter 2, verse 12. So, I’m understanding that Christianity says we are saved through grace and it’s not a works. And it sounds like they’re saying we don’t have to do anything with grace saves us. We don’t have to do any repenting. I wouldn’t have to do any – nothing. But when you get to Titus 2, verse 12, it says, “This is the purpose of grace, to teach us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts and live soberly and righteously and godly”. So it sounds like Christianity says you can live ungodly, unrighteously and unholy and all you want and grace will still save you. That’s the issue.
5 – (21:21) – Yes, sir. Thank you so much for that explanation and continue to ask God that you guys and the whole body of Christ will be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will be able to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord to please Him in all respects, strengthened with all power. So as my Pauline prayer for the Body of Christ, but specifically as represents you to answering with wisdom and discernment. Thank you. I also want to thank you guys for, you know, explaining how easy the Gospel it is to explain. You don’t have to have the mind of a philosopher or the wit of a debater or the skill of an attorney to be able to articulate it. Even a 3-year-old could explain that. All it is, is faith alone in Christ. Okay. So my question is more so the nature of our faith, where does it derive of ourselves? That is, some people may qualify that as free will. Or is it a gift or is it granted? Is faith a gift or is it granted to one in order to believe? That’s really the nature of my question. So I just want to ask, what do you guys think and how would you explain if faith is not a gift or granted in order to believe? Can you please explain to me Philippians 1:29?
6 – (34:12) – Yeah, good evening Pastors. I’m calling about Revelation 1:6. I’ve heard Dr. Woods preach on this before. I just want to make sure I understood him correctly. I’m getting hung up on the word “to be a kingdom of priests”. Is the “to be” current or is it a future responsibility in the Millennial Kingdom? And some people think that the kingdom is here now. And I just wanted some clarification. I don’t believe it is here now. So I just wanted you guys to explain that our position now and in the future.
7 – (40:02) – Well, hello, Pastor Andy. The question I have is a friend of mine that works at KHCB told me he would love to answer this question. Can you elaborate on the Gap theory?
8 – (45:45) – Yes, sir. It’s more so just a rebuttal and just a preliminary love I want to show is that I’m not trying to smack any hornet’s nest. I do believe we could have a mature dialog. Paul said that they had a, there’s necessary that there’s factions that is differences so that the truth may come out. So, please don’t be offended if I if I’m challenging someone’s point, because my desire is that for teachers to reap the eternal rewards concerning their accuracy and diligence. So it’s not a “ha-ha” moment for me. Anyway, when it comes to Philippians 1:29, I really appreciate your answer and the scriptures that you gave. However, respectfully, I feel like concerning the Holy Spirit’s conviction as it relates to this particular verse, that He convicts everyone. Well, the verse is speaking of believers because he said “in like manner, for to you it has been granted, for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for His sake”. We know that he’s speaking to Christians concerning that. So I don’t believe that the Holy Spirit conviction discourse that you gave pertains to that because non-believers are not called to suffer with them. I think the context is referring to Christians. And then I just want to make sure I’m not misrepresented with what I mean by volition. I do believe a man has to and a woman has to volitionally believe. I just believe that is granted to them. It’s not saying God believes for them. For example, when Christ healed the paralytic, obviously the paralytic took his volition and believes. But who made him – who gave him the enablement to walk, is what I’m saying. I’m not saying that the paralytic didn’t exercise volition or faith. What I’m saying is more of an order of operations that person could not walk or believe until Christ granted him the ability to do that. So, I just want to make that comment. You can you can discuss it or not. I’m sorry. I mean, to take up the time or move to the next question. Thank you.
9 – (51:02) – Regarding the Lord’s Prayer, our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth. So my question is, what is the big deal about Earth? What is God’s big deal with Earth? And please, in your answer, don’t talk about God’s sovereignty. I understand God’s sovereignty. He could say my kingdom come on Pluto….my kingdom come on Jupiter. He could say anything he wanted to because he’s a sovereign God. But what is, you know, like they talk about and David had a heart after God’s own heart, what is in God’s heart regarding the Earth that he has gone to such extreme measures by becoming a man to get his kingdom on Earth? What’s the big deal about Earth? Thank you.
10 – (55:00) – Coming out of Revelation this time. And I want to understand Revelation 18:4 when it says “I heard a voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people being all protectors of her sins that you would not receive her for a plague”. Now, I understand you might say his people are believers, but I’m thinking he’s only talking about the Israelites. When we go to Revelation, I think it’s 11. But says “the whole earth worshiped the beast”. Well, no, it’s 13:8. “And all that dwells upon the earth shall worship him, whose name is not written in the Lamb’s book of Life from the foundation of the world”. Now this is all the world, religion, one world religion. So, in 18 it says, “my people”. And you might say it’s “believers”, but it’s not what makes you a believer. And it’s not just talking about believers. It’s talking about His people, the Israelites. Why do you think that this scripture is come out of her. My people is talking about everybody because it just said, I think it’s 13.
11 – (58:50) – Hi. In Matthew, 18:15 to 20, after you’ve gone privately to your brother and he refuses to repent. And you’ve taken two witnesses so every word can be established and he still refuses to repent. I think you tell it to the church and the church, I guess the elders, the pastor leaders refuse to deal with the matter. What is another believer to do when their brother is still sinning against them? But the pastor and elders of the church refuse to deal with the situation.
12 – (1:00:00) – We do have an email question that we can address quickly. This question came in and it’s this a writer puts here. He says, My question was misunderstood. Whom should we address our prayers? God the Father, Jesus the Christ or the Holy Spirit?