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Christian talk radio with Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez

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

Recent Episodes

Apr 1

Is Baptism a Means of Salvation?

Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Why do you guys encourage people to remember their baptism as a response to doubting their salvation, if we are not saved by baptism but through faith in Christ? 2. Hey guys, is Hebrews 12:14 talking about imputed righteousness, or something else? Thanks. 3. In Matthew 5:44 Jesus says that we should love our enemies. Does Jesus really want us to love people who hate us? Resources: "The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption" by Dennis Johnson. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. How does Paul use the terms flesh and spirit in the book of Romans? Is he talking about material and ontology or is he talking about something else? And if it’s not something that is material, do we still have a sin nature after we have been regenerated by Christ? 2. Can you explain what eternal subordination of the son (was) is and what the implications of this error are? Thanks.   3. My husband and I just found out we are pregnant (praise God!). There are other young mothers in the office where I work that continue to work while raising a family. In our church, however, there are very few, if any, working mothers. My husband and I have decided that I will not continue with my outside job once the baby comes, but because it is not the "social norm" in my office, I already know my boss will not be understanding when I break the news. Could you provide some Biblical references on what God says should be the right reaction to this decision and how to have that tough conversation with my employer (a devout Catholic) when the time comes? 4. I have been through two church splits over doctrine. John 17 seems to make unity really important. What do you think about this? 5. Can you explain the parable of the 10 virgins? I have heard it taught as the difference being works or love or Holy Spirit. Resources: "Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work" 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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Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. How does a Christian mortify sin? Because Scripture says that if we put to death the deeds of the Body then we shall live. So, can you give some practical steps on how to mortify sin. For example, how to mortify profanity. If someone keeps using foul language and they keep repenting and they get tired of repenting because they keep doing it the moment after they repent, how does a person overcome and mortify that kind of sin? 2. What does Paul mean when he says that ‘we are to judge angels’?  3. Why is it important to believe in justification by faith and have assurance? Doesn’t a lack of having assurance help us to stay motivated to do good works? 4. In John 14:27 Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” But in Matthew 10:34 Jesus says, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” How do these two fit together? Resources: "Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification" by Sinclair B. Ferguson. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. What does it mean that we should examine ourselves before communion? If I have unconfessed sin in my life should I not participate? 2. What would you tell someone who is homosexual in relation to their Christianity? 3. “The next day an evil spirit sent from God came powerfully on Saul, and he began to rave inside the palace. David was playing the lyre as usual, but Saul was holding a spear” (1 Samuel 18:10 CSB) What does it mean an evil spirit from God and why? 4. My question is from Colossians 1:21–23. How do I make sense of the word "if?" Is salvation dependent upon us? Can we abandon it? 5. Where does it teach church membership in the Bible? Resources: "10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality" 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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Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Key questions answered in today's show: 1. If a church doesn’t practice baptism or communion how will this eternally affect a believer attending that church since baptism and communion are commands. 2. Can believers lose our salvation? Hebrews 10:24–29, Can you help me understand this? Is this speaking to a believer or to Jews? 3. I’m a committed believer but I’m not clear on what happens to people who worship in other religions and don’t accept Christ as their personal savior. Is it impossible for them to still be saved? 4. I can’t make sense of miracles. How do we account for miracles when science seems to teach that miracles don’t happen? Resources: "The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World" by Michael Horton; "The Future of Everything: Essential Truths About the End Times" by William Boekestein. Request our latest special offers call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone.

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