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Learn to think biblically about everything. Teaching theology, apologetics or verse by verse Bible Studies. Mike Winger teaches with clarity, doesn't shy away from controversial topics and always seeks to teach the Bible accurately. This will equip you to know and defend the Christian faith and understand the Bible in a deeper way.

BibleThinker Mike Winger

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Learn to think biblically about everything. Teaching theology, apologetics or verse by verse Bible Studies. Mike Winger teaches with clarity, doesn't shy away from controversial topics and always seeks to teach the Bible accurately. This will equip you to know and defend the Christian faith and understand the Bible in a deeper way.

    20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 57)

    20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 57)

    Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference:0:00 - Introduction1. 0:10 {Is Hypnosis OK for Christians?} What does the Bible say about hypnosis as a form of medical treatment? I struggle with food addiction and have heard that it can help by reaching the subconscious. However, I want to be super careful not to dip into the supernatural demonic realm that can sometimes happen during yoga sessions when "channeling your inner-self" and "connecting with the universe."2. 9:26 {Was the Temple Ever Cleaned?} Blood was sprinkled around the altar in the Tabernacle and Temple. Did the priests ever clean up all the blood splatter? Or just let it accumulate? I cannot find the answer in Scripture.3. 11:51 {About the Evidence of the Spirit} In Acts 8, how did they know when the Samaritans had and had not received the Holy Spirit? Pentecostals teach that it must have been tongues. Is there another explanation?4. 18:36 {What is the Light in Gen. 1?} What is the light in Genesis 1:3? Some say the light is a spiritual force, Jesus, stars, the Big Bang, etc. I know it’s not Jesus, but I’m getting a lot of feedback in a group without any real solid answers.5. 24:46 {Should We Apologize for Every Past Sin?} Should Christians apologize to everyone from their past? I had so much anxiety, messaging people from high school about every lie or mean comment I could think of, even some things people didn't remember.6. 30:11 {About Pastors Preaching on Certain Sins} How would you respond to a pastor who says “I don't need to teach that a particular practice is a sin”? What dangers do you think are there if someone doesn't recognize certain sins?7. 33:46 {Are Works Required? (Sheep & Goats)} Does John 5: 29 or the Parable of Sheep and Goats mean that Jesus taught we need works to be saved? It seems to align with the mid-acts dispensational view.8. 37:46 {What is a Relationship with God?} What does a relationship with God look like practically?9. 42:10 {About Limited Atonement} If the extent of Jesus’ death was for all, but the application of His death was only for His sheep, why does Jesus say that He lays down His life for His sheep in John 10: 15 (v. 16 clarifies extent, right?)?10. 45:56 {About Demons Confessing Jesus’ Identity} Why did demons always announce Jesus' true identity when they were in His presence? Wouldn't they rather lie and claim He was a false prophet or something to deceive others? (Ex: Luke 4: 33-34)11. 48:04 {Should We Pray Once or Repeatedly?} I’ve heard several teachings about prayer and I’m a bit confused. Are we to pray once, believe we have it, and walk in faith? Or should we pray repeatedly until God gives us an answer?12. 52:16 {About Boundaries w/Unsaved Friends} I turned away from God 14 yrs. ago, but got saved this summer. My "best friend" has since made many bad remarks about me AND God. I only hear from him if HE needs something. Do I cut him off, or show him love?13. 54:55 {Should we Use the Word “Christian”?} The original definers of the word “Christian” were the enemies of Jesus’ followers. What authorizes us today to define who is/isn’t a Christian? Especially if we don’t know what their OG criteria was?14. 58:08 {About Ephraim / Israel} Often when I see Ephraim mentioned, it looks to me like God is referring to all of Israel. Have I misunderstood something? Why does He use this tribe? My reading today: Jeremiah 31:6 (?), 18, & 20.15. 1:01:01 {About YT Ads} As a fellow YouTuber, do you get concerned about the ads your viewers see on your videos?16. 1:03:37 {About Lifting Hands in Worship & Others Watching Us} I have trouble lifting my hands during worship songs, though commanded in Psalms. I can’t get over the mental block that I’m trying to look good to people around me. Do I have a weak conscience,

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Are You a Pop-Christian or a Real Christian?

    Are You a Pop-Christian or a Real Christian?

    This concerns me deeply.
    All my content is free and it's meant to help you go DEEP into the word of God and strengthen your relationship with Christ.
    This is the last clip from my video collaboration with Allen Parr and I hope that you've benefitted from it.
    My website. Tons of free, searchable content helping you learn to think biblically about everything: https://BibleThinker.org

    • 18 min
    Allen Parr's Concerning Explanation of Seventh Day Adventists

    Allen Parr's Concerning Explanation of Seventh Day Adventists

    This is one of several clips I will be uploading from a big video I did with Allen Parr evaluating a few different religious groups in light of biblical Christianity. Subscribe to my channel to get notified when the other videos in this series go up.
    Here is Allen Parr's channel. I recommend you check it out: https://youtube.com/user/thebeatagp
    Allen's videos on SDA...Allen's deep dive on the SDA:https://youtu.be/VvXlQKBgSS0His video on responding to SDA teaching on the sabbath:https://youtu.be/UCmpQSta1Ck
    My website. Tons of free, searchable content helping you learn to think biblically about everything:https://BibleThinker.org

    • 23 min
    My Response to Roman Catholic Apologist Trent Horn's Rebuttal of Me

    My Response to Roman Catholic Apologist Trent Horn's Rebuttal of Me

    Trent Horn has over 8 hours of video content "refuting" me. Today, I'm going to respond to some of that content. Because there is FAR too much to do a thorough response to, I will be reacting to one of his recent videos point by point. Here's Trent's video:https://youtu.be/4OTf-rR6O_o
    This can be a bit awkward for me, to be honest, because I don't want to spend time "defending myself" but I don't intend for this to be that. The issues we are discussing here are really important and I think that Trent Horn's videos are doing more to sow confusion than they are to offer any kind of proper refutation to the things I have said (and still hold) regarding Roman Catholic claims. I hope you will consider this response thoughtfully and, if you are a Roman Catholic, know that I do not do this with any personal animus toward you at all! What I think we should all agree on is that if the pope is who the Roman Catholic church says he is, then we all need to submit to him - but if he is not, then an open opposition to such claims is only an expression of loyalty to God. If Roman Catholicism is true in its claims to have authority over all believers, then we need to all submit. If it is false, and if it is propagating various doctrines of man, then it is only a kindness to tell others about it. This issue is worth discussing, for love of God and love of man.
    My teaching on James 2 and a Catholic vs. a Protestant view: https://youtu.be/eDNPHuCsEms
    My long debate on baptism and whether it saves (with time stamps): https://youtu.be/x2TfBVNuuY8
    Depending on the response to this video, I may make another dealing with the rest of Trent Horn's "rebuttal" because there are some very serious problems with what he has said. But because this video is already going to be really long, I have chosen to focus on the first half of his video which deals primarily with justification.
    I'm Mike Winger and my website, with all free content, is: https://BibleThinker.org

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Catholicism Isn't a Cult... But I Have Serious Concerns

    Catholicism Isn't a Cult... But I Have Serious Concerns

    ANNOUNCEMENT! The podcast you're listening to was offered a refutation by Roman Catholic apologist Trent Horn. I'm going to be giving a response to that refutation on this coming Monday, November 22 at 1 p.m. Pacific time. Here's the link to that response:https://youtu.be/hIAVbck93pc
    This is one of several clips I will be uploading from a big video I did with Allen Parr evaluating a few different religious groups in light of biblical Christianity. Subscribe to my channel to get notified when the other videos in this series go up.
    Here is Allen Parr's channel. I recommend you check it out: https://youtube.com/user/thebeatagp
    More videos of mine related to Catholicism below...
    Why I can't be a Roman Catholic (2 hour, detailed video): https://youtu.be/7ZVHHmCOjOg
    The "justified by works" passage in James 2 explained from a Protestant perspective:https://youtu.be/eDNPHuCsEms
    In this video, I deal with Roman Catholic apologists and Scripture they use to try to say that purgatory is in the Bible:https://youtu.be/UzVzn8h7jnM
    Explaining and defending Sola Scriptura:https://youtu.be/tJxjKAcn78I
    My website. Tons of free, searchable content helping you learn to think biblically about everything:https://BibleThinker.org

    • 24 min
    What's up with the "Black Hebrew Israelites"? Allen Parr explains.

    What's up with the "Black Hebrew Israelites"? Allen Parr explains.

    This is one of several clips I will be uploading from a collaboration I did with Allen Parr evaluating a few different religious groups in light of biblical Christianity. Subscribe to my channel to get notified when the other videos in this series go up.
    If you enjoyed this, you will probably enjoy a lot of the content that Allen Parr has. Here is his channel, I recommend you check it out: https://youtube.com/user/thebeatagp
    This is Allen Parr's much longer video on this topic, if you want to get a lot more info:https://youtu.be/TsXBNwo2pNw
    My website. Tons of free, searchable content helping you learn to think biblically about everything:https://BibleThinker.org

    • 20 min

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This guy is so thorough, such a clear communicator, so even and fair handed in his assessments, so easy to listen to, and even someone I can have a laugh with (even though he can’t hear me). I stumbled across him because of his treatment of views on the book of Revelation. I had spent perhaps 40 hours already in accessing and preparing some training materials - yet I was still struggling. His treatment of the topic was admirable, indescribably helpful and I became a fan. What a blessing!

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