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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 • 19 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.

    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
    20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 56)

    20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 56)

    Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference:
    0:00 - Introduction1. 0:16 {Was the Flood Overkill?} In Genesis, God destroys the world saying that the world has become unholy, but He saves Noah. Why couldn't He just do something bad to the people instead of doing all of the work to start over after the flood?2. 5:46 {Will Unbelievers Bow?} Does “every knee shall bow” refer to each person when they die and stand before God, or mankind collectively at the return of Jesus? If it's the latter, does this mean unbelievers will be forced to do this?3. 10:35 {Is it Sin, or Am I Legalistic?} A pastor told me it was a sin to watch Star Wars & Dragon Ball Z & listen to rock music because they're Pagan. I'm willing to give these up if they are, but how do I know if it's a sin or legalism?4. 16:35 {About Pastor Nathan Finochio} What do you know about Nathan Finochio? My daughter was invited to a youth event where he is the main preacher, but I'm not sure if I should let her attend.5. 17:44 {About Judgment, Sinners, & New Jerusalem} After the Great White Throne judgment and the Second Death (Revelation 21: 10), where do the sinners come from that are kept outside the New Jerusalem (Revelation 22: 15)?6. 21:53 {Taking Communion Unworthily} In 1 Corinthians 11: 30 when Paul says you can get weak, sick, or die if taking the last supper in an unworthy manner, what specific sins are punishable by death?7. 28:42 {About Tongues & God’s Will} If the Holy Spirit gives tongues, how is it that anyone uses it against the will of God, if the Spirit only does what the Father wills? (For example, misusing it in church services.)8. 30:50 {Anxiety about Repenting of Every Sin} How can I deal with the urge to ask for forgiveness for nearly every intrusive thought, feeling, and temptation? If I'm asking out of anxiety, am I asking in vain? I don't want to treat sin lightly.9. 33:33 {When a Spouse is Unrepentant} How should we approach a situation where one spouse is doing something potentially harmful to the health of the family, yet won't quit? Ex: vaping inside of the home.10. 37:17 {Do Paul & God Keep Secrets?} Regarding Paul's vision of Heaven in 2 Corinthians 12, Why can't Paul tell us what he saw? Did he see something bad? Why do Paul and God have to be secretive and hide things?11. 43:09 {Does Scripture Value Children?} In the book of Job, his children were killed as part of his trials. At the end, he was blessed with more children. This has always bothered me. Why does it appear that children are disposable like that?12. 45:57 {Is “Accepting Jesus” Man-Centered Soteriology?} Is it man-centered thinking to say that “Jesus died for everyone but it is only applied to you if/when you accept it”? Are we the ones who give the cross its power? I’d Like to hear your thoughts on this.13. 48:23 {Coming Back to the Lord after Doubting} I wanted to ask if you have any biblical guidance on coming back to your Christ-like identity when you've fallen into doubt.14. 53:25 {Can People be Tricked into Hell?} Can people be tricked into Hell, such as people born into false religions or North Korea? If so, how is that fair?15. 56:33 {About Praying for the Sick} How should James 5: 13-16 be interpreted in the light of praying for the sick to be healed, especially in church? I’ve seen people praying for others expecting them to be healed immediately.16. 1:00:25 {About the Trinity / Divine Simplicity} Isn't it problematic to affirm the Trinity while rejecting the metaphysical hermeneutic that was used to articulate/defend the doctrine (e.g., divine simplicity) in the early centuries?17. 1:02:40 {Should We Correct Non-Believers’ Sins?} What is the Christian’s role in bringing up non-believers’ specific sins? Should we, at all? I hear people reference John 16:8. How should we bes

    • 1 hr 21 min

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Mike, I love your podcast! I have been listening for over a year and have thoroughly enjoyed your insightful teaching through Mark, as well as your regular 20 Questions podcasts. I always learn so much and I’ve been a Christian practically my whole life. Your gentle and respectful manner is especially valued, as you truly do ‘speak the truth in love’ without shaving off any hard edges. I literally tell all my Christian (and sometimes non-Christian) friends and family to listen to you. Thank you, thank you for the work you’re doing to make disciples.

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