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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

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English

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7142698073


Episodes

Controversies and Biblical Clarity on Baptism

6/28/2021
Time Stamp Map 0:00 - Introduction 1. 1:11 About BibleThinker 2. 2:46 What is baptism, what does it do, and what does it declare? 3. 5:23 Is baptism purely a symbol, or is there something spiritual that happens when a person is baptized? Does baptism affect salvation? 4. 6:35 When a person makes a profession of faith, should they be baptized right away, or should there be a waiting period for their leaders to observe their conduct before allowing them to be baptized? 5. 8:02 Is...

Duration:00:59:48

20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 38)

6/25/2021
Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference: 0:00 - Introduction 1. 0:43 {Why does John and Other Passages Not Mention Repentance?} If repentance is required to be saved, why is it not mentioned in the Gospel of John and other evangelical texts like Acts 16: 31 and Romans 10? Can repentance be somewhat synonymous with belief? 2. 10:41 {About Orthodox Beliefs} What do Orthodox Christians believe vs. Protestants? Is their doctrine as problematic as Catholic doctrine? (I heard Hank Hanegraaf...

Duration:01:19:44

The Jewishness of Passover Refutes Transubstantiation

6/21/2021
After this interview I was thinking about the possibility of other examples where Jesus uses a present physical object in a purely symbolic sense and I think we do have some. When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well He told her that she should ask Him for water, and while there was physical water present the real point Jesus is making is that she needs non-physical water which is representative of new life in the Holy Spirit. Jesus also manifested bread for the crowd but told them that this...

Duration:00:05:19

20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 37)

6/18/2021
Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference: 0:00 - Introduction 1. 0:11 {About the “5-Fold Ministry”} Have you heard of the "5-Fold Ministry" way of thinking about apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers exercising those gifts today? And if so, what are your thoughts about it? 2. 12:40 {When does Competition become Unbiblical?} The Bible stresses the importance of unity within the body of Christ. When does competition among believers (even seemingly friendly competition -...

Duration:01:36:02

I Had to Vote on a Medical Ethics Committee on Whether to Pull the Plug

6/17/2021
For anyone who finds this video too short... here's my much longer video on the topic of suicide. https://youtu.be/T6nlUhWJe00 Please share your thoughts (hopefully in a gracious manner) in the comments below. These are tough topics. Do you think I'm right about seeing suicide and euthanasia as fundamentally different situations from having a DNR or pulling the plug on life support under certain dire conditions?

Duration:00:03:34

Should you be baptized in a church you don’t agree with?

6/16/2021
This is just one question from a long interview I did for the moderators of the r/Bible subreddit. They asked their subreddit to send me a bunch of questions and I spent a lot of time preparing so that I would be able to offer the best answers I could. I'll be posting these answers as individual videos so keep an eye out for the rest in the set.

Duration:00:02:53

Jesus' Cross Defended Historically and Theologically: The Mark Series pt 64 (15:15-39)

6/14/2021
On one side we have skeptics who want to easily dismiss much of the biblical account of Jesus' crucifixion. On the other side we have "progressive Christian" teachers who want to take away essential theological truths about the meaning of the cross of Christ. I'm tackling all of that today. I find it genuinely intimidating to be speaking on the topic of the death of our Lord, since I don't know how any man could do true justice to the glory and horror of the cross, but I pray that God uses...

Duration:01:54:57

20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 36)

6/11/2021
0:00 - Introduction 1. 0:10 {Regrets about Not Sharing the Gospel} My father recently died, and I don’t think he was a true Christian. I’ve been a Christian for 7 months and I didn’t share the Gospel with him. Would things have gone differently if I did? 2. 7:03 {Witnessing to Mormon Family Members} I'm a Christian who is married to a non-practicing Mormon who still bases his beliefs on LDS doctrine. I think I want to go into apologetics (largely inspired by you), but I don't think my...

Duration:01:28:11

Is it too late for me?

6/10/2021
This clip is taken from my weekly Q&A video, which happens live at 1pm pacific time on Fridays. Several people reached out to tell me this particular answer was helpful to them so I decided to cut it out and make it into it's own video in the hopes that it would bless you.

Duration:00:04:13

How I Respond to King James Only Christians

6/9/2021
You may be interested in my 3 part video series on what the original manuscripts of the Bible really say and how reliable our modern translations are. You can watch it here for only $29.99! Just kidding, all my stuff is free. Here it is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WclIZwBFhq0&list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHuzJhPtmrgqpVoXhjvqiIjW This is just one question from a long interview I did for the moderators of the r/Bible subreddit. They asked their subreddit to send me a bunch of questions and I spent a...

Duration:00:03:27

6 MAJOR Religious Groups Compared to Biblical Christianity with Mike Winger

6/8/2021
Can you believe in Christ and NOT Be a Christian? Join Mike Winger and I as we break down 6 MAJOR religious groups that ALL claim to believe in Jesus and compare them to Biblical Christianity. These six major groups, if not careful, can make you think that what they believe is the same as what you believe. Mike Winger and I will break down some of the similarities and differences of these six groups as we compare them against Biblical Christianity. TIME STAMPS 00:00 - Opening...

Duration:02:11:58

Skeptics Say "No" to Barabbas and Pilate: The Mark Series pt 63 (15:1-15)

6/7/2021
Skeptics claim that Barabbas was invented by the Gospels for symbolic purposes. Skeptics say that Pilate would never have given in to the requests of the Jewish leaders to crucify Jesus. Skeptics say that Pilate would not have released prisoners, like Barabbas or Jesus, for the Passover feast. I'll be answering all that today! But I have two other really important things to cover as well. One of them is the sad fact that the trial of Jesus before Pilate has been historically used to justify...

Duration:01:16:55

20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 35)

6/4/2021
0:00 - Introduction 1. 1:13 {Adam Buried Beneath where Jesus Crucified?} I heard on a program by the National Geographic that there’s a belief out there that Adam was buried beneath where Jesus was crucified. They say when Jesus died, His blood flowed down into the ground and through some cracks inside a tomb where Adam was buried, and Adam was resurrected from that. I am trying to find out where this belief even started, why it was started, and if there is any Biblical or Historical...

Duration:01:26:38

The Best Bible Version May Depend on Your Education Level

6/2/2021
These are my tips on Bible versions as well as where to read depending on what's going on in your life. Please share your recommendations in the comments as well! This is just one question from a long interview I did for the moderators of the r/Bible subreddit. They asked their subreddit to send me a bunch of questions and I spent a lot of time preparing so that I would be able to offer the best answers I could. I'll be posting these answers as individual videos so keep an eye out for the...

Duration:00:07:35

The Theology of the Holy Spirit Explained and Defended

5/31/2021
Can we prove the Holy Spirit is a person and not just an "active force" as the Jehovah's Witnesses claim? Can we prove that the Holy Spirit is actually God and not just Gabriel the angel as the Muslims claim? Today we'll do that and more as we look at a ton of verses that teach us about the nature and work of the Holy Spirit. I think you'll find that the most often ignored person of the Trinity is not only clearly taught about in the Bible, He is a blessing to know about. Here's my study...

Duration:01:18:15

20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 34)

5/27/2021
Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference: 0:00 - Introduction 1. 0:52 {Offering Counsel in Difficult Situations} I’m in a master's program with Liberty University for clinical mental health counseling. During our training, we were asked how we would handle certain difficult situations, such as if a LGBTQ couple would request help strengthening their relationship, or request help advocating for adoption rights, or advocating for trans. people. Can you please give me some biblical principles...

Duration:01:43:06

What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

5/27/2021
The Bible turns out to use this term to mean something very different than what I was originally taught. The "baptism of the Spirit" is not a secondary experience that Christians have after salvation, it is something that happens to everyone who is saved, when they believe. This is just one question from a long interview I did for the moderators of the r/Bible subreddit. They asked their subreddit to send me a bunch of questions and I spent a lot of time preparing so that I would be able to...

Duration:00:09:05

Jesus Is Prophesied in the Book of Proverbs

5/24/2021
How Proverbs 30:1-4 is a prophecy about Jesus. Here's my whole playlist on How to Find Jesus in the Old Testament. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWlpQauXiTU&list=PLZ3iRMLYFlHsHyvMtfgOgSPU6zEnCvxUO I have live videos every Monday and Friday at 1pm Pacific Time. Monday is a Bible study and Friday is a Q&A. Feel free to use my videos in your own gatherings as an aid to studying Scripture.

Duration:00:49:05

Everything Wrong With The Passion Translation in Colossians

5/20/2021
0:00 Why this matters 3:44 Meet Alex Hewitson and Dr. Brad Bitner 6:16 Alex’s approach to reviewing Col in TPT 7:39 Brian Simmons’ wild claims about TPT 10:21 What are the different kinds of translations? 11:45 TPT is not a real translation 13:38 Are we being too critical of translations? 15:52 Broad Street publishing misleading people 18:20 Simmons badly wrong about “Aramaic” 32:24 Simmons makes stuff up about “tetelestai” 37:04 Testing Simmons’ claims about “love language” 41:04...

Duration:02:20:32

How Jesus Used His Trial To Teach Christology: The Mark Series pt 62 (14:53-72)

5/17/2021
Mark is one of the favorite books of skeptics of Christianity. They will sometimes say that it has "low Christology" (a low view of who Jesus was) and suggest that this is evidence that belief in the deity of Christ came not from Jesus and the apostles teachings but from other people "developing" Christianity afterward. Others will claim that orthodox Christian teaching about how Jesus died on the cross to suffer the just punishment of our sins so that we could be forgiven, as an atoning...

Duration:01:20:25