The Questions Podcast – with Pastors Miles & Mark

Miles DeBenedictis

Each week at Cross Connection Church, people text their questions as we teach through the Bible. In the following week, Pastors Miles and Mark sit down to (try to) answer the questions.

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If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 32:56 – Regarding the issue of idolatry, what might be considered a ‘carved image in the form of anything’? It is often easier to envision the Israelites worshipping a […]

Aug 20

91 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 23:26 – I just learned that before Eve was created that God had told Adam not to eat of the tree of good and evil. So it really wasn’t […]

Aug 8

50 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 25:57 – What are the three heavens? @ 29:16 – Regarding suicide. I have heard some people say people who commit suicide will get to heaven but they will […]

Jul 17

61 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: Subscribe to the Podcast at… Apple Spotify Google

Jun 30

3 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 27:28 – What is the meaning of Isaiah 62:6? Who are the watchmen? @ 35:14 – What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Are we […]

Jun 12

59 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 14:46 – Will God judge christians for their good works for him as well? Is there different levels of rewards for those more faithful to Christ with their life? […]

May 28

64 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 26:35 – Do you think that a future covid19 vaccine could be the mark of the beast and that we’re this close to the rapture? @ 34:16 – 1,200 […]

May 22

67 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 27:20 – 2 Kings 13:20-21 tells us of a man being thrown into Elisha’s grave and miraculously being revived once his body touched the bones. I assume that Elisha […]

May 15

54 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 27:38 – Doesn’t Scripture say that no one knows when Jesus is coming back? Does Jesus not know when He is coming back? @ 29:29 – Was Goliath possibly […]

May 8

84 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 23:33 – When will we have services again at Cross Connection? I hear some churches are going back this week. What do you think about that? @ 29:44 – […]

May 1

66 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 15:34 – Monday night on TV Pastor Miles shared about transcendence. He mentioned “near death experiences.” There was a popular book about a boy who said he experienced one […]

Apr 24

65 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 8:00 – Why are churches still meeting during this and claiming “constitutional rights?” Isn’t this disobedience to the government and against Romans 13? (Special Guest, Pastor Rob McCoy, Godspeak […]

Apr 10

56 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 28:43 – If we can be confident that God is doing a good work through our prayers, and a lot of people are praying, why isn’t this virus going […]

Apr 3

64 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 20:44 – If we desire to make wise decisions and live by wisdom, the sources of information we receive are vital to living in wisdom. You spoke about having […]

Mar 26

66 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 24:31 – Another followup: What I don’t understand is this: less than a hundred years ago, women couldn’t wear pants because culture dictated that those were men’s clothes, but […]

Mar 18

61 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 28:27 – What is Lent for? Is it Ok to follow it. @ 31:58 – God gave Abraham the land for his people and descendants. Why is Palestine still […]

Mar 11

66 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 21:57 – I’m listening to the message and thinking, but what of those that use the Bible and twist it to their own agenda? I know they think they […]

Mar 4

70 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 24:20 – What is the difference between mercy and grace? @ 28:02 – Why doesn’t our church teach that women should wear head coverings while praying? And if women […]

Feb 27

69 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 17:09 – I’ve heard bible commentary (most recently from Spurgeon) who says our feelings aren’t important. I was on fire for Jesus when I was first saved. Lately, I’ve […]

Feb 21

73 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 20:29 – How do I know what counsel is the best when I am hearing very different things from people I trust? @ 28:50 – The “son of man” […]

Feb 14

74 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 23:56 – What is the biblical purpose of the church? I’ve heard 2 contrasting mindsets: 1)”church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum of saints” versus a different […]

Feb 6

66 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 9:58 – In verse 4 in New King James it says Moses killed the kings of Amorites and the king of the Bashan, I the English Standard Version it says […]

Jan 30

76 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 16:53 – Tax collectors of the bible. Were they reps of the Roman govt. or were they an early version of the Mafia who worked thru extortion. @ 24:16 […]

Jan 23

77 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 21:57 – Is Christianity a religion? Or a relationship with our creator? @ 25:05 – What other evidence for transcendence is there, in addition to the five evidences for […]

Jan 17

79 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 9:09 – Do you think climate change is real? Is it “manmade?” @ 15:51 – Do you think the stuff happening in Iran is connected to Bible end times prophecy, […]

Jan 10

42 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 18:10 – Concerned about the programming on Netflix you mentioned on the last podcast. Thinking of canceling my subscription- I don’t watch a lot of tv, but is it […]

Jan 1

77 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 22:10 – The white stone in Revelation about a name does that mean we will be getting a new name when we get to Heaven? Some commentators say we […]

Dec 2019

72 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 17:00 – Are there other instances in the Bible where “the satan” (as in Job 1 and 2) is referred to rather than the devil we know and hate? […]

Dec 2019

71 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 18:10 – How does it feel to be forty? @ 24:15 – The pastor was talking about we don’t have good perspective like a cow giving birth, does this […]

Dec 2019

63 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 23:43 – Would Job not have been restored and rewarded if he didn’t pray for his friends? @ 28:09 – What is the difference in language that makes people […]

Nov 2019

62 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 16:55 – Where does the Bible mention other cities being destroyed, besides Sodom & Gomorrah. @ 21:08 – Pastor Miles mentioned Karma as similar to the principle of sowing […]

Nov 2019

51 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 11:01 – What is your favorite book in the Bible and why? @ 15:26 –  In chapter 3, Job is questioning why he was born. He seems to be […]

Nov 2019

58 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 12:40 – Is having true compassion for others a gift from God? @ 20:34 – Did Satan try to intervene and use Jobs friend to make him forsake God? […]

Nov 2019

49 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 12:33 – Does Satan have the ability to inflict people with sickness, disease etc? If he does, do also his demons. And if he or they do, is permission […]

Oct 2019

67 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 9:51 – What are some verses or passages that would be good to study or meditate on as I spend time with the Lord privately? @ 18:07 – Do you […]

Oct 2019

69 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 23:56 – Does God hide things from the Devil? @ 26:10 – Are we supposed to judge the church by the people? @ 28:18 – If you hit a wall […]

Oct 2019

60 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 18:09 – I just looked up Redemptive Suffering. Besides Catholics do any other religions believe it? It says it can repair our own soul and others. @ 25:15– My question […]

Oct 2019

55 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 18:45 – What is the role of Israel after the new covenant? God makes a lot of promises and prophesies concerning them, but does Galatians 3:28 (there is neither […]

Sep 2019

46 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 13:26 – What did Jesus mean when speaking about parables in Mark 4:11-12? Did He not want the masses to understand his words? @ 19:22 – In regards to […]

Sep 2019

55 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 20:31 – I was wondering what your opinion is of Rick Warren and if his book The Purpose Driven Life-What on Earth am I here for?… would it be […]

Sep 2019

67 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 13:46 – In 1 Cor 14:2, “For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God…”is Paul speaking of God our Father, YHWH, or […]

Sep 2019

67 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 12:40 – What is the difference between knowing about God, and knowing and trusting God? @ 20:58 – I’m confused about the difference in translations in 1 John 5:7 […]

Aug 2019

70 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 10:34 – Which ‘love’ definitions are used in 1 John 5:1? @ 14:25 – So if I love someone, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to like them or […]

Aug 2019

63 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 13:31 – Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” How did you […]

Aug 2019

80 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 11:28 – Do all of our thoughts come to us from another spirt, or outside of us? Or do we come up with them? @ 17:59 – If the Gnostics […]

Aug 2019

47 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 10:21 – To who has it be given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God? (Mark 4:11)? @ 12:41 – I’m reading through Matthew and had a question. […]

Jul 2019

64 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 17:04 – What is the difference between condemnation and conviction? @ 20:13 – I’ve always found my love to be responsive. How do I love preemptively. How can I “practically” […]

Jul 2019

60 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 15:53 – Why does God “test” people when he is all-knowing? @ 21:38 – Can you explain what John means when talking about children of the Devil? Where else […]

Jul 2019

54 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 11:52 – What are some tips that you have to stay strong when the world hates you? @ 18:57 – Where did Cain find a wife if the first humans […]

Jul 2019

55 min

If you’re a listener, or subscriber, give us a shout-out and send us a text (and text more questions) to (760) 814-1223. Questions & Timestamps: @ 12:42 – When someone says that they aren’t interested in Christianity because it’s a religion, and all religion is man-made, what is the best kind of response to that? […]

Jul 2019

50 min

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