Core Christianity with Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier on Bott Radio

Core Christianity

Christian talk radio with Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier

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

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Jul 9

Should I Leave My Church If I Think It Is Changing for the Worse?

Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Why should I trust radio pastors? They ask people to put 100% of their trust in God, and then ask us to give our money or time to fill their coffers as they wear $1,000 suits! Does the Holy Spirit work better in expensive suits? 2. How important do you believe it is to include a dedicated slot specifically for the public reading of Scripture in our worship service liturgies, and could you elaborate as to what most informs your thoughts? 3. How, when, and what made God decide to have a specific group of people to call His own (Israel), especially when in the first place he created each and every person in his image? Why did he choose Israel and call other tribes his enemies and actually fight them using his chosen people? 4. I am not happy with the direction my home church is going in. We have made several changes over the last year to become a more contemporary place. Could you provide me with some guidance on how to deal with these changes? Resources: "God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies" by Costi Hinn; "A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship" by Michael Horton.   Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. In the Psalms, I’ve noticed that a lot of times that when the psalmist is praying, they seem to be making demands of God. For example, do this or that to my enemies. It seems quite disrespectful to me to talk like that to God, instead of using manners. Maybe this is justifiable? 2. Why did Jesus tell all those whom he healed to not to tell anyone about Him? 3. My son was a great kid growing up. When he went off to college, he got himself involved in things he had no business doing: alcohol, smoking. It has spiraled down from one thing to another and he admits he needs help. How can you help us? 4. Is corporate worship commanded, and how is the church gathering together on Sunday morning different from and necessary in addition to personal and small group worship? If corporate worship is commanded, and if there is a particular purpose and benefit unique to corporate worship, then why has the church been so quick to allow healthcare to replace its worship of God as the driver in our obedience? If we can accomplish all the same things via zoom for example, then why not just join online each Sunday and get connected with some friends each week?  Resources: Teen Challenge – https://teenchallengeranch.com/ ; Al-Anon – https://al-anon.org/ Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. I was in a discussion with my friend about our beliefs. According to her, women are not able to cut their hair or wear pants. She sent me Deuteronomy 22:5, which talks about women not wearing men’s clothes and 1 Corinthians 11:6, which talks about women not cutting their hair. Are we supposed to follow these commands as Christians? If not, how do we make sense of these commands in the Bible? 2. What version of the Bible do you use on your show? 3. I’ve heard the phrase “faith is like a muscle, the more we use it, the stronger it gets” very often in the Christian community. While it sounds like a great analogy, I just don’t see it in the Bible. In Romans 12:3 Paul says God has assigned a measure of faith. Am I missing something? 4. Jesus taught us not to worry about what we shall eat or wear. Philippians 4:19 promises that God will supply all our needs. Yet, believers in other countries starve to death because they didn’t get the food they needed. I know the Bible is true, so there must be something wrong with my understanding. I desire to reconcile things I see with what I want to believe so that I can be confident in my trust of the Lord. He is certainly able to provide the basics for Christians, yet it seems like sometimes He doesn’t. Please help! Resources: "Knowing God" by J. I. Packer.  Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. I have been told by some people that Jesus Christ is a fake name; therefore, I am following a fake Jesus Christ. Can you please clarify for me if it is wrong to call the Son of God, Jesus Christ? 2. Was Saul similar to Judas, who walked with Jesus but never put his faith in him? 3. What is the difference between John’s baptism and Jesus Christ’s baptism? Are these really two different baptisms? Does John’s baptism confer to us the benefits of Christ? Could the believers in Acts 19 have repented and believed and still not have received the Holy Spirit in regeneration? 4. What Is Justice According To The Christian Faith? Resources: "Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just" by Timothy Keller. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. In the Lord’s prayer, I understand how the Father would deliver us from evil, but why would God lead us into temptation? What is meant by “Our Father…lead us not into temptation”? 2. What are your views on the Lord’s Day, and what are biblical ways to honor God with my Sunday? 3. As Christians, should we pledge allegiance to a flag when our allegiance is to Christ and His Kingdom? 4. Shouldn’t people be looking for Jesus Christ, the church of God the Holy Spirit, and not a man-made church building? Resources: "A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship" by Michael Horton; "Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel Of The American Church" by Michael Horton. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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