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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Nov 25

My Church Is Dividing Over Covid-19

Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. I have a cousin and aunt and they said that the Catholic church was started by Jesus through the apostles, and I said that that was the catholic “universal,” but they disagreed and said that church was the Roman Catholic church. So why do Catholics believe that they are the only true church and how can I answer this claim from the scriptures? 2. What does it mean to be a child of God? Are all people children of God including non-believers? Or Is it our relationship with Jesus, the son of the Living God, that determines this? Thank you and I listen every day! 3. I’m in a small group that seems to be growing more divided recently. I am in the susceptible demographic for the Coronavirus because of my age. Our small group used to Zoom but now have moved to in-person meetings, but the hosts of our small group seem put out by having to have precautions in place for me and another member who is a diabetic. At our last study, a good portion of our time had segued into allegations surrounding the election. I have quoted from Romans and 1 Peter to respect our authorities but since there is a divide between federal and state authorities, which one should be followed? How can these divisions be worked out? We are quite entrenched in our views about the virus it seems. I feel compelled to leave the group seeing how divisive things are getting. I want to just go back to studying God’s word but I can’t ignore that it has its application to our current divide. 4.  If evangelism is so important, why aren’t many churches preparing their community for evangelism? Today’s Offer: "Christmas Devotional – Jesus Christ: The Promised Messiah." 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. Resources: "Bill’s Good News Story," "A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship" by Michael Horton

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. In Hebrews, where it says those have tasted the things of the Lord were not saved, what does that mean? I backslid and got caught up with alcoholism but the Lord brought me back and was curious if I lost faith and regained it, or if I always had it and the Lord just called me back? 2. How do we obey God if we don’t know the whole Bible? Wouldn’t we have to memorize every command to truly be obedient? 3. Matthew 7:21 says that “not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven. What does this mean? It sounds somewhat scary to me that not even saying “Lord, Lord” will allow us to enter the kingdom. 4. Is the Bible appropriate for children? Are all passages of the Bible appropriate for children? Or are some inappropriate? If there are some inappropriate passages, how can parents know which passages are appropriate to read to their children and which passages are not? Today’s Offer: "Christmas Devotional – Jesus Christ: The Promised Messiah." 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. Resources: "9 Ways to Know that You are Really a Christian"

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. In Hebrews, where it says those have tasted the things of the Lord were not saved, what does that mean? I backslid and got caught up with alcoholism but the Lord brought me back and was curious if I lost faith and regained it, or if I always had it and the Lord just called me back? 2. How do we obey God if we don’t know the whole Bible? Wouldn’t we have to memorize every command to truly be obedient? 3. Matthew 7:21 says that “not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven. What does this mean? It sounds somewhat scary to me that not even saying “Lord, Lord” will allow us to enter the kingdom. 4. Is the Bible appropriate for children? Are all passages of the Bible appropriate for children? Or are some inappropriate? If there are some inappropriate passages, how can parents know which passages are appropriate to read to their children and which passages are not? Today’s Offer Christmas Devotional – Jesus Christ: The Promised Messiah Request our latest special offers here 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. Resources 9 Ways to Know that You are Really a Christian

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. Are there discrepancies and contradictions in the bible? 2. In John 1, it says that Jesus is the Word, and I accept that, however, could you please elaborate on Jesus being the Word? 3. Is it possible to know what sins are unless we have a list of rules to to go off of, or is that why we have the 10 Commandments? 4.  What does it mean to count the cost of being a disciple? Today’s Offer: "8 Things Everyone Should Know About Church." 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. Resources: "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. 1. Can you please give me some scripture references on if someone can or cannot lose their salvation? 2. In 1 Corinthians 8, it talks about the “strong” and the “weak” as groups within the church in Corinth. These groups had differences of opinion over various issues, but Paul specifically encouraged “the strong” group to put the needs of the “weak” above their own. My question is then: why is it so difficult for us to do this? Why can we in the church be so preoccupied with our group’s views on various issues that we forget to love those around us? 3.  I have a friend who doesn’t believe in the “universal Church” because the word “ekklesia” means “the gathered ones” and therefore she states that the Church is only a local body. What we call the universal Church, she calls the family of God. Where can I turn to show her that the “family of God” can be called the universal Church? 4. I am wondering what you think about there being similarities between 1 Kings 1, where Adonijah is replacing David as king, and today’s political climate. Is there a parallel? Today’s Offer Romans Bible Study Request our latest special offers here 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. Resources: "Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story" by Michael Horton, "Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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