140413PM Q&A-63 “What will we do in Heaven? Is it only bowing down around the Throne? Does the Bible explain other activities?” God’s Word presents at least five distinct dimensions of Heaven: Heaven as the place where everything that is GOOD & PERFECT (James 1:17) actually originates; that means all the amazing sensations of our human […]
131229PM Q&A-53 Is Suicide ever morally justifiable? Are we Body & Soul, or Body, Soul & Spirit, and does it matter? Suicide (definition): Webster defines as “the act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally especially by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind” Biblical Clarity on Suicide: […]
LNB-41 110828PM Q&A-03 Alcohol.doc What God’s Word says about: Christians, Alcohol & Addictions; Gray Areas, Sin & Sanctification; Liberty & Legalism Romans 14; Proverbs & Ephesians 5:18 As believers, God offers through His Word an entire philosophy of how to please God in the realm of gray areas, questionable things, liberty, and legalism; and all […]
Q&A-02 110731PM What is your (Pastor John’s) schedule like? (00:41) (2:00) What does Romans 11:26 mean in saying that “all Israel will be saved”? (00:20) (7:49) What is the difference between dispensationalism and covenant theology? (00:26) (13:36) What does it mean for the Bible to be inspired? Did the men that God used base their writing off of […]
Do we have free will? Is there latitude in God’s will?
Are New Testament Christians commanded to tithe? Who should we give our tithes to? What about giving to places other than the church?
Does God authorize women to be elders and pastors? Were Paul’s prohibitions cultural? Do women need to wear head coverings?
What was the Great Commission and how does it relate to us today as Christians?
How do we know who to share the gospel with?
Did Jesus teach believer’s baptism?
Does God’s Word say that pork eating is okay, Sabbath keeping is optional and homosexuality is sin?
Is crossdressing a sin?
Where do babies go when they die?
What happens to New Testament believers at the moment of death?
Is Hell a literal place?
What was the mysterious demon intrusion of Genesis 6?
Where does the Bible say that people in Hell are falling forever?
What will we do in Heaven?
What does God say about charismatic theology, the prosperity gospel and continuing prophetic revelation?
What is God’s stated purpose for Christ’s Church? How do we know that we are obeying God’s desires and following God’s plans?
What sins could keep me from going to Heaven?
Is any sin greater than another, such as sexual sins?
Can a believer lose their salvation?
Can a true believer live in sin to the very end of their life and still go to Heaven?
Does God use the terms for pastors and elders synonymously in Scripture?
Does God use the terms for pastors and elders synonymously in Scripture?
Can a true believer live in sin to the very end of their life and still go to Heaven?
What is church discipline?
How did Jesus teach us to treat sinning Christians?
Are fellow believers supposed to treat sinning believers as if everything is okay?
How does God chasten unrepentant believers?
What makes me a true believer?
Is Christmas a pagan holiday? Should Christians have Christmas trees? Should parents encourage Santa? Did the New Testament church celebrate Christian holidays?
130106AM Q&A-28 Is God Omnipotent? Yes Does God tell us why He allows disasters? No JOHN: Yeah, it’s like Job. You know, you would think that if anybody deserved an answer, it would be Job, right? The most righteous man on the planet by God’s own assessment. God says to Satan, “He’s the most righteous […]
What does the Bible say about Israel’s rebirth, Russia’s invasion, Islam’s everlasting enmity and the end of days?
What is Daniel 9 talking about?
What is Ezekiel 36-39 describing?
130203PM Q&A-32 Does the Bible Say that Russia & Iran will Invade the Land of Israel? YES Daniel 9 & Ezekiel 38-39 Meshech, and Tubal. Two peoples were recognized in ancient Assyrian monuments: one called Mushki (Mushku) and the other Tubali (Tabal). Both were in Asia Minor, the area of Magog, modern-day Turkey. Summing up, […]
1130317PM Q&A-33 Jesus Leaven & His Church.docxx Jesus, Leaven & His Church: How Are We to Apply Church Discipline 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 The Galatians 6:1 charge & attitude is for all believers. Brethren, If a man is overtaken in any trespass, You who are spiritual Restore such a one In a […]
130623PM Q&A-39 Tribulation.docx The Tribulation Q&A on The Seven Year Tribulation: Who Goes Through it & Why? Who Can be Saved During the Tribulation & How? What Lessons can Believers Today get from the Tribulation Coming? The Seven Year Tribulation: Who Goes Through it & Why? Israel because it is the time of Jacob’s troubles. […]
Q&A-40 130707PM Q&A What is grieving the Holy Spirit? Eph 4:30 lupeo means “sad, heavy, sorrowful, distressed” used of Peter when Jesus kept asking if Peter loved Him (Jn. 21); this is one of the marks of the personality of Spirit. 1 Th.5:19 sbennumi quench means “extinguish, stifle, retard” How does one grieve the Holy […]
Q&A-41 130728PM What does God say about Over-indulgers & Under-enjoyers? Ecclesiastes 5; Mark 10 & 1 Timothy 6 Q&A What does God say about over-indulgers & under-enjoyers? Deny self & live abundantly. No one obscure part of God’s Word ever will negate the clear and powerful passages. God has already clearly said that He desires […]
Q&A-42 130804PM Q&A Ecclesiastes & Money-2 .docx Q&A Series: God, Wealth, Heaven & Contentment Ecclesiastes 5; Mark 10 & 1 Timothy 6 What is Ecclesiastes 5 about? Be Honest to God (Ecc. 5:1–7) Be Honest to Others (Ecc. 5:8–9) Be Honest to Yourself (Ecc. 5:10–20) As I pondered Ecclesiastes, the 4th Wisdom book, I was […]
130818PM Q&A-43 Q&A RYR,Jesus, Money & Heaven .docx Q&A Series: RYR, Jesus, Money, & Heaven Mark 10 Is saving money showing a lack of faith? No, but obey the doctrines of stewardship. Principles on Money & Stewardship Four questions we must ask: Do I really need more? Is God testing my faith? Did I misuse […]
130915PM Q&A-44 Treasures Heaven.docx Q&A: What are Treasures in Heaven, & What will we do with them in Heaven? Starting at the End of the Book: In Revelation Believers are Casting Crowns at Christ’s Feet Revelation 4:9-11 (NKJV) Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who […]
130922PM Q&A-45 Wasted Crowns.docx Q&A: What Rewards Can Be Lost? 1 Cor. 3:10-15 & 9:24-27 Starting at the End of the Book: In Revelation Believers are Casting Crowns at Christ’s Feet Revelation 4:9-11 (NKJV) Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the […]
131013PM Q&A-47 4 Questions from Last Sunday Night: “How Can I Defend from the Bible Calvary’s ‘No Speaking in Tongues’ Stance?” “How Can I Be Sure that I am Not Stacking Up Treasures that Jesus Said was Foolish in Luke 12?” “How Can I Know and Do God’s Perfect Will without Him Having to Push […]
131110PM Q&A-48 Hoarding.docx “How Can I Be Sure that I am Not Hoarding & Stacking Up the Earthly Treasures that Jesus Said was a Foolish thing to do in Luke 12?” 3 Questions left from Last Sunday Night: “How Can I Be Sure that I am Not Hoarding & Stacking Up the Earthly Treasures that […]
131117PM Q&A-49 Will.docx “How Can I Know and Do God’s Perfect Will without Him Having to Push Me?” 2 Questions from Last Sunday Night: “How Can I Know and Do God’s Perfect Will without Him Having to Push Me?” “Does God Change His Mind, and does He do so in Job 33:14?” “How Can I […]
131201PM Q&A-50 Change His Mind.docx “Does God Change His Mind, & Does He do so in Job 33:14?” “Does God Change His Mind, and does He do so in Job 33:14?” The answer is NO, God never “changes His mind” in the sense that we as humans do. God never learns more so He thinks […]
Q&A-55 140202PM War & Murder Gen. 4:8 = first murder Cain killed Abel Gen. 9:5-6 by man slain = okay to capital punish Exod. 20:13 Not Murder = 6th Commandment Ex. 21:14 = describes murder Num. 35:33 unpunished murder pollutes the land Prov. 24:6 = plan wars well (God never says plan murder, theft, adultery […]
Question and Answer – Part 61 – Questions from the Floor – Pastor John Barnett Q&A-61 140309PM
140608PM Q&A-68 Changeless Truths.docx Lives that Reflect Changeless Truths About God Tonight for any of you that want, I’d like to invite you to join me in a typical discipleship training class session. For two years I held a group discipleship class called Biblical Counseling & Discipleship right here at Calvary on Wednesday nights. For […]
Q&A-69 140615PM 140615PM Q&A Genesis 3, Astrology, Zodiac, Occultic Practices, Gaming, Movies, Eastern Religions, Yoga & Reiki: How does God want us to respond to Satan’s influences in our daily world? There is a habit common among humans that many of us practice from time to time. This practice is called “ignoring things we don’t […]
Q&A-71 140706PM 140622PM Q&A Genesis 3 & Satans Lies.docx Footholds of the Devil Q&A: What Does it Mean to Give Place to the Devil in Ephesians 4? What are Ways Believers Can Invite Demonic Troubles? We are in a MIND War Satan never sleeps, never stops stalking each of God’s children. But, as we turn […]
Q&A-73 140727PM Q&A Questions on Prayer from HomeGroups rev..docx A Dozen Questions on Prayer from the CBC Home Groups: Seeking & Hearing God’s Voice in our Daily Lives When I pray for direction, after a decision has been made, I often second guess myself as to whether it was God’s voice I heard, or my […]
Rom. 14:22 Have it to yourself before God. This is better translated, “have as your own conviction before God.” Paul urges the strong believer to understand his liberty, enjoy it, and keep it between God and himself. what he approves. The strong believer maintains a healthy conscience because he does not give a weak believer a cause to stumble.
11:1 one language and one speech. God, who made man as the one creature with whom He could speak (1:28), was to take the gift of language and use it to divide the race, for the apostate worship at Babel indicated that man had turned against God in pride (11:8, 9).
11:2 as they journeyed from the east. God had restated His commission for man to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” (9:7). It was in the course of spreading out that the events of this account occurred.
Ultimately, Scripture is the test of everything; it is the Christian’s standard. In fact, the word canon means “a rule, standard, or measuring rod.” The canon of Scripture is the measuring rod of the Christian faith, and it is complete.
Of course, throughout history spurious books have been offered as genuine Scripture. For example, the Roman Catholic Bible includes the Apocrypha. The Roman Catholic Church accepts those books as Scripture, but it is clear that they are not.32 They contain errors in history, geography, and theology.
The Final Generation: Psalm 83, ISIS, Islamic Hatred of Israel & God’s Plan for the Future
Prophecy is to point us to Christ who is the author of history, and the theme of Scripture.
God’s Word is at its very center prophetic.
The God who recorded the beginning, that no one but Him witnessed in Genesis; is also the God records the ending, that no one but Him could have ever written, in Revelation.
Foretaste of the Final Resurrection
We do not understand certain aspects of these miracles. The meaning of the torn veil is the easiest to decipher because of the way it is developed in the Book of Hebrews. But the darkness is unexplained. So is the earthquake. And so is the miracle to which we come now: the resurrection of many of the Old Testament saints and their appearance to many in Jerusalem following Jesus’ resurrection. We do not know whether these saints had died long ago or only recently. We do not know how long they remained alive. Was this a permanent resurrection? If it was, what happened to them? Were they transported to heaven, like Elijah? Or did they die again? We do not even know whom they went into Jerusalem to see or why they went or what they said to those they saw.
Q&A-95 150927PM 150920PM Q&A Graves Opened What Happened At The Earthquake When The Graves Were Opened? Matthew 27:45-56? In Hebrews 2:14 God tells us that through death Christ destroyed the Devil’s power of death. That event was spiritual, invisible, and would have escaped notice except for God’s amazing illustration. Point-1: Jesus Showed Death Was Subdued […]
Q&A-96 151009PM Transcript Question from Audience: My question is, and it comes from Genesis 6:1-4. When it talks about the sons of God coming on to the daughters of men, my question is if the sons of God were angels fallen or whatever, were they from the same group that was kicked out of Heaven […]
Satan is Leading a Global
Rebellion Against God
The only key to correctly understanding history comes from God’s Word. God’s Word explains to us the struggle going on behind the pages of history is that: Satan is a rebel.
We’re obsessed with fantasy. The explosion of interest surrounding Pokémon Go is yet another example of our desire to escape the real world — of real people and real problems — and enter into a make-believe world, or at least an augmented one. In less than a day, Pokémon Go shot to the top of the app stores, and in less than a week it is now the biggest mobile game to date.
Q&A-115 160515PM 160515PM Q&A How do we Explain the Violence in The Old Testament to a Watching World? How do we Explain the Violence in the Old Testament to a Watching World? What is the difference Between God Sending Israel to Kill Canaanites in the OT & ISIS Commiiting Murderous Genocide in The Middle East […]
1 Kings 13 Prophets: The Good & The Bad & the Lessons for Us
Being a prophet does not automatically make someone a follower of God, saved forever. There are prophets who God uses that are not believers, like Balaam (Num. 22-24; Joshua 13; 2 Peter 2:15-16; Jude 11; Rev. 2:14).
What Is The Prophecy Of Every Stone Being Knocked Down?
Do troubles and trials push you toward God – or away?
Today, look back over your week. How is your spiritual health? Has it been a week with any trials, troubles, and struggles? Did pressures increase at work, at home, in your health or finances? And then what happens inside of you? Did you cry out to the Lord, fall upon His grace, turn from any wicked way? Or did you seethe in anger, wallow in self-pity, or worst of all harden your heart to spiritual things?
The test of pruning (which is affirmative) and chastening (which is disciplinary) is in our response.
That is one of the simplest ways to test what is going on in your life.
Pruning always draws us closer, chastening initially can push us away.
What is the attribute of God called “the beauty of the Lord” in Psalm 90?
Do we actually have Guardian Angels? If so, what are their roles?
What are the differences between the KJV, NIV and NKJV translations of the Bible?
What is the relation between the Underworld, Hades and Hell? Does God allow the dead to travel back to earth?
Is there such a thing as an accidental death?
Why isn’t the Book of Enoch in the Canon of Scriptures? Are there inspired, lost books of the Bible?
What is the context of confessing our sins to one another in James 5:16?
What did Paul mean in saying “I, not the Lord, say” in 1 Corinthians 7:12?
How long was the period of time between Creation in Genesis 1 and the Fall in Genesis 3?
Is our worship only supposed to be on Sundays?
Does Billy Graham condone Mormonism? Is Mormonism a cult or a part of Christianity?
What is the most repeated sign of the End of Days in the New Testament?
Does God’s Word guide us about having tattoos or other body modifications?
Q&A-11 120429PM Questions answered: If a day is a day in Genesis and a thousand years is a thousand years in Revelation, then why isn’t a week a week in Daniel 9? (00:30) What will happen to the Holy Spirit once human history is over? DANIEL 9:20-27 Daniel 9 records perhaps the most amazing prophetic […]
Dr. John Barnett answers questions from the floor on these topics:
Question #1 “What about traveling or living in dangerous places like Honduras, what does the Bible say?” Answer: Fear vs. Peace in a Dangerous World;
Question #2 “What is the difference between Trinitarianism & Modalism?” Answer: The Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity, Inspiration, Christ’s Affirmation of the Scriptures, the Reliability of God’s Word.
Question #3 “What is the relationship between God’s Will, Sovereignty & Free Will in Decisionmaking?” Answer: There seems to be some latitude within the Will of God for individual choices.