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Theological Thursday

Every Thursday morning on Radio Rhema, Geoff Macpherson or another faculty member seeks to answer the tough questions from listeners live on air.

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The question was: 

-How do I become a follower of Christ?

The question was: 

-What actually happens when we go to heaven? What will it be like and what happens to our bodies?

The questions were:

-What happens to people who have never heard of Jesus?

-Why do I still face temptation and struggle with old sins even though I am now a Christian?

The questions were:

-Is it ok to rank sin? 

We commonly do it within society and culture, but is not all sin, sin?

-What is the unforgivable sin? Based on Luke 23:8-10


Nerida and Andrew sit down with Joe Fleener to discuss his thoughts around using AI in a church service.

Nerida, Andrew and Geoff sit down and discuss how to become a follower of Christ.

Nerida, Andrew and Geoff discuss theological study and pastors.


The questions were:

-What are the different types of the writing in the Bible?

-How do we know when it's not being literal?  

The questions were: 

-Did creation take place in a literal 6 days?

-Or is God's time different?

The questions were: 

-Is war morally wrong?

-They also asked what moral responsibility do soldiers have for their actions during war time?


The question is :


-How do we know that the resurrection really happened and what is the significance of the resurrection?


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The questions were:

-How does the use of AI in decision-making impact theological concepts like free will and moral responsibility?

- If AI systems are used to make decisions that affect human lives, how does it intersect with our understanding of human autonomy, free will, and accountability before God? 

The questions were:

-What happens to people who have never heard of Jesus? 

-Why do I still face temptation and struggle with old sins even though I am now a christian?

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The questions were:

-What is the importance of the Sabbath and the idea of having a day of rest every week?

-There is a Christian who doesn’t believe in the Trinity because the word isn’t in the Bible and can you be a Christian and not believe in the Trinity?


The question is:

-I find it really confusing that there are so many different churches and denominations. How do I choose which church I should go to?

The questions were: 

-Why do Christians make such a big deal about the Bible? 

-What makes humans different from animals? What does the Bible teach about humanity? Will my cat be in heaven?

The question was: 

-1 Timothy 2:12 "I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet." ESV

-Does it mean woman shouldn't preach?


The question was:

-Can I be a Christian and Transgender?


The questions was:

-I know heaven is supposed to be this amazing place, but the Bible makes it sound kind of boring. What is heaven really going to be like?

Special Guest: Dr. Ian Smith


Dr Ian Smith is the author of 'Not Home Yet: How the Renewal of the Earth Fits into God's Plan for the World' He chatted with Andrew and Nerida about heaven, a new earth, our misconceptions and how much God wants us to enjoy His creation.

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