Core Christianity with Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier on Bott Radio

Core Christianity

Christian talk radio with Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier

Core Christianity is a daily program that has a Bible Q&A format. Together, Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer any and all questions about the Bible, theology, and matters of religion.

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Oct 23

Is There a Biblical Mandate to Be a Single-Issue Voter?

Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. Can we take communion at home, and are we meant to do this once a week? 2. Is there a biblical mandate to be a single-issue voter? It seems that neither political party cares about all image-bearers and we end up having to choose between one or the other. 3. I know I should forgive, but how do I forgive? What is that process like? 4. Based on Matthew 6:15, is the forgiveness of our sins conditional on whether we forgive others?   Resources: "We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry Book" by Gregory K. Beale, "You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit" by James K. A. Smith. Request our latest special offers or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. I am feeling really burnt out serving in ministry. I am an elder in my church, I work full time, and I feel like I am constantly giving and giving to others without any break or time to regroup. I know scripture commends us to sacrificially serve the church, but I am just feeling exhausted by it all. Any practical and spiritual advice? 2. What was God’s very first created being if it wasn’t Jesus Christ? 3. I have many friends who are involved with the “deliverance movement,” where folks are said to be delivered from oppressive and demonic forces. According to the scripture I do not see anything in regard to this need in the church. Why is this taught, what are your thoughts? 4. I am not sure what is meant by “if you break one commandment you have broken them all." If that is the case, then what exactly is the significance of the 10 commandments? Resources "Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World" by Michael Horton, "Conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Friendly Approach to Sharing the Truth about God and the Bible" by Ron Rhodes, "The God Who Gives: How the Trinity Shapes the Christian Story" by Kelly M. Kapic. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. Can you help me understand how God’s Sovereignty fits into the story of King Saul? The Bible says that if he would have obeyed, then his kingdom would have been established forever. But instead God “sought out another.” Doesn’t that seem like an argument against God’s sovereignty? It looks like Saul could have gone either direction, but if I understand sovereignty right, shouldn’t Saul’s fall be set in stone by God’s decree? 2. What is “Christendom”? I see that word used but am not sure what others mean by it. 3. I am worried about conflict between family, friends, and church members after the election next month, especially since it has already been a stressful year. I know that Jesus says, “blessed are the peacemakers” in the Sermon on the Mount. How can I prepare myself now to be a peacemaker? 4. Does the bible have anything to say about out of body experiences? Resources: "None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God" by Matthew Barrett. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. In 1 Samuel 21, David pretends to be insane in front of the king of Gath so he wouldn’t be recognized. Was this sinful since he was concealing the truth and trying to deceive the king with his actions? I’ve always thought he was just using his wit to get out of a bad situation, especially since he later claims in Psalms 34 and 56 that he was trusting God to rescue him in that moment. Is it possible for certain kinds of deception to not be rooted in sin but instead simply be shrewd and timely wisdom? 2. Is the bible only true in the original languages, and are subsequent translations tainted with error? 3. My cousin is 16 and her parents are going through a divorce. I believe now would be a good to time to reach out and start sharing with her about Jesus and the gospel, but I don’t know how to start. Any advice? 4. I have family members who are telling me that the doctrine of hell has been added to the bible, and that the original meaning of hell was about refinement and that all religions and spiritualities are mere attempts at trying to get to God. Any idea how to respond to this? Resources "The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way" by Michael Horton, "Honest Evangelism" by Rico Tice. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. How do I answer objections against the supposed violence in the Old Testament? 2. Do bishops and elders have to be married people, or can you be single and still be an elder or deacon in a church? 3. What would you say to a Christian who has been waiting years for an answer to a specific prayer about pain and suffering? I know about verses like Romans 12:12, Psalm 27:14, Isaiah 40:31, etc. I know Job probably suffered for years before his trials came to an end, but personally, it’s been 5 years and I am still waiting. 4. I ran across this question the other day: Are Christians always meant to be pacifists? Do we have the ability to defend ourselves from physical violence, or must we always turn the other cheek? Resources: "Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God" by Timothy Keller. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core.

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