Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Did Old Testament believers experience the new birth? I mean, were they born again? 2. I’ve dealt with pornography since I was probably 7 years old, and I can’t let it go. I want to. How can I? I’ve gone to God and asked for forgiveness more times than not. I need help. I call myself a Christian, but I can’t get past that, so I can’t move. 3. I’m a high school teacher in Canada, and one of my goals is to treat my students as Jesus would treat them. One of the struggles I face is that I’m receiving some pressure to use gender pronouns that students would prefer. This means that students who identify as transgendered who are born with female anatomy might be asked to be referred to with the pronoun he or him. In the past, I’ve been taught that using pronouns that deviate from a male and female identity will ruin my Christian witness. How can I respond in a godly way to this issue, while still treating my students with love and respect? Do you have any advice for me? Resources: "4 Things to Remember After You Have Sinned" by Adriel Sanchez, "What Gender Problems Reveal About Our Hearts" by Michael Horton, "What Caitlyn Jenner Reveals About American Religions" by Michael Horton. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. In Matthew 12, Jesus said that an evil and unfaithful generation asked for signs. But in the previous chapter, when John the Baptist doubted if Jesus was the Christ, why did Jesus point to his miraculous works? And why would he perform so many miracles if only the wicked and faithless desire them? 2. Is there a doctrine or something that churches have that we can call or check online to see if they study or believe in the same way that we do, as each of us believes differently? 3. What happens if I die before I’m baptized? Are there rules on who exactly can baptize you? 4. I recently heard a sermon on justification and it mentioned the active obedience of Christ. I hadn’t heard the term before, but one of my friends said it wasn’t biblical but part of a man-made theology. Is there any biblical or historical evidence for this teaching? Resources: "The Gospel of John Bible Study", "What to Look for When Choosing a Church", "3 Things Baptism Teaches Us About the Christian Life", "Why the Sacrifice of Jesus Isn’t Enough." Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. What would you say is at the core of the answers you give us? What is the heart of your show? 2. I’ve been a life-long Christian, and I believe that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I know that He sustains me, but there’s one place in my life right now that I’m fighting: loneliness. How can I seek solace in my loneliness? 3. Is there a biblical basis for preferring that heads be bowed and eyes closed when praying? In corporate prayer, when asked, “Let us bow our heads in prayer,” is it disrespectful to instead raise one’s face heavenward (which is how I like to pray)?
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Getting to church with our children is often stressful. This last Sunday I said some harsh words to my kids, threatening them with discipline. In the moment I felt justified, but I also know I spoke out of anger, not love. I really want our family to be at church to hear the call to worship, but I am terrified that my behavior is only making my kids despise going to church. What can I do? 2. Whether I pray right or pray wrong, will God always hear my prayer? 3. Does Ephesians 2:8-9 contradict Revelation 22:12? Is Jesus returning with a reward that is something other than salvation that can be earned by works? Or is the “what they have done” in Revelation 22:12 simply the act of believing in Christ? 4. Matthew 22:30 says, “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” If God instituted marriage for us on earth, why would he remove it in the afterlife?
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Can we pray for repentance? 2. I know Hebrews 6 comes up regularly on your show. I have a slightly different question, I think. I’m wondering, how can someone who isn’t saved be said to “partake” of the Holy Spirit? 3. I am a nurse in a nursing home. In every facility I’ve worked, it is mandatory to work every other weekend. Is it sinful to work on Sundays? 4. Is the office of evangelist still for today? Is it included in the office of elder or is it an independent office? Resources: "The Gospel of John," "The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between" by Gregory Koukl, "Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story" by Michael Horton, "Why You Need to be In Church this Sunday" by Adriel Sanchez. Offers: request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.
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