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Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California) and host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast. He is the author of many books, including Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story…

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    Has God Turned His Back On the United States?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1064 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. What is your favorite sighting of Jesus in the Old Testament? 2. Where in the Bible are the stones in the priest's garments explained? 3. Has God turned his back on the United States? 4. Can nudity be used as a therapeutic tool to de-sexualize the body? 5. Is there a scriptural reason for monasteries and convents to exist? Today's Offer Philippians 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 Question - How Does the Church Relate to the Government?

    Is Revival Something That Can Be Manufactured?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1063 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. If someone was baptized in the Roman Catholic church, should they be re-baptized if they join a Protestant church? 2. If God predestined us to salvation, why does God let some people live in sin so long before they're regenerated? 3. How should we understand Proverbs 12:14 mean? 4. Is revival something that can be manufactured? 5. How do we navigate our agnostic son's influence on our younger children? Today's Offer Philippians 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 Question – Can I Trust the Resurrection?

    Does the Bible Command Me to Reconcile with My Abuser?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 24:46


    Episode 1062 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Does 2 Peter 3:9 refer to a specific group of people or the whole world? 2. Does the Bible require survivors of sexual assault to reconcile with their abusers? 3. Should my friend get re-baptized if she was baptized as a baby? 4. How should I understand Isaiah 46:10? 5. Can fallen angels repent? Today's Offer Philippians 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 GRACE – Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb

    When Do You Know a Christian Is a Fundamentalist?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1061 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. In step 9 of AA, it requires those in the program to make restitution with people we've hurt but I'm concerned that it's requirements for restitution aren't entirely honest or biblical. What do you think? 2. Am I going to know that I'm fully saved with complete certainty? 3. I've been listening to your program, and I have to be honest, some people calling sound like whacked out fundamentalists, and that gives the impression to others that Christianity is just made up of a bunch of zealots. What do you think? 4. Does Genesis 3:23-24 reveal an inner dialogue among the persons of the Trinity? 5. What does Paul mean in Romans 3:25 that God passed over sins previously committed? If I continue to sin after God has done this will these new sins be held against me? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life?

    What Is Theonomy and Is It Biblical?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1060 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Did Adam and Eve eat of the Tree of Life in Eden, and will we eat from it in heaven? 2. Did Satan know of Jesus's divinity? 3. Is the teaching of theonomy supported in the Bible? 4. Is the idea of “age of accountability” taught in the Bible? 5. Are we still bound by the 10 Commandments? 6. How can I get closure with someone who died before we could reconcile? 7. Can a person lose their salvation even after they've been baptized? 8. What should I look out for in those who teach theonomy? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question – How Do Christians Relate to the Law?

    Prayer or Medication: How Should Christians Seek Healing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1059 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. How can I be part of a church if my job requires me to work on Sunday? 2. If a person isn't elect, are they unable to repent? 3. What's the difference between judging and holding someone accountable? 4. Does the Bible forbid us from seeking medical treatment for disorders or illness? 5. If a person never hears the gospel, will they go to heaven or hell? Today's Offer 9 Things Everyone Should Know About Worship 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 Question – Do I Have to Attend a Church to Be a Christian?

    Does the Bible Teach That There Should Be a Separation of Church and State?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1058 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. When will we celebrate the Marriage Supper of the Lamb? 2. Should we still pay for taxes if the money is used for unbiblical services? 3. What does the Bible say about the separation of church and state? 4. How can God be upset with us for our sin if he's sovereign? 5. How should we understand Proverbs 4:23 and Philippians 4:23? 6. Can a woman lead a Sunday school and teach men and women from God's Word? Today's Offer 9 Things Everyone Should Know About Worship 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 Question – What Are the Main Views of the End Times?

    What is the Biblical Definition of Apostasy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1057 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Did Adam have both a body and soul before he sinned? 2. Can someone believe in Jesus but not be saved? 3. Is the “Angel of the Lord” in Luke 2:9 Jesus? 4. Will those who apostatize go to heaven? 5. Was Jesus omnipresent during his earthly ministry? 6. My cousin recently transitioned, should I use their preferred pronouns? Today's Offer 9 Things Everyone Should Know About Worship 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 Question – Can I Lose My Salvation?

    Does God Love Some Christians More Than Others?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1056 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Is there a significance between the birds in Genesis 15 and the covenant described in this passage? 2. What should we think about tax-exempt churches? 3. Does God love some Christians more than others? 4. Does God only save people to get glory for himself? 5. Does God allow different levels of punishment for different kinds of sin? Today's Offer Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller 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 Question – How Can Christianity Be True if God Allows Evil and Suffering?

    Can We Choose or Assign Our Gender?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1055 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Do people still prophesy without speaking as they did in 1 Chronicles 25? 2. In the school system, they want children to choose the gender they want to be in and allow them to use their preferred bathrooms. What does the Bible say about those things? Can children choose their gender identity? 3. When the New Testament speaks of "faith," is it actually speaking of "faithfulness"? 4. Can the Holy Spirit dwell in someone who isn't a Christian? 5. In what ways can I begin to teach my kids about the faith? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Guide - 10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality

    Is Samson a Hero or Villain in the Bible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1054 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. What is the significance of the Bible mentioning God using his right hand? 2. How can a Christian balance ambition and contentment? 3. Is Samson the hero or the villain of the story? 4. Do I need to be re-baptized if I was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness? 5. What can I say to help convince my friend that God isn't punishing him? 6. What can I say to fellow Christians who believe that homosexuality is OK? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question – How Can I Share My Faith?

    If We Are Saved by Grace, Why Will Our Works Be Judged?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1053 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Is it sinful to pursue employment on the Sabbath? 2. How can I stay focused on God's goodness when going through trials? 3. If we are saved by grace, why will our works be judged? 4. How can I witness to family and friends who differ from me politically? 5. Is abortion an unpardonable sin? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question – How Can I Share My Faith?

    Are Modern Bible Translations Corrupted?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1052 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Is it a sin to work on the sabbath? 2. How could Satan fall if there is no sin in heaven? 3. How can we trust that today's translations of the Bible are accurate or if they've been corrupted by people's agendas? 4. How did an Angel of Light become Satan? 5. Who is Melchizedek in Genesis 14? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Can the Devil Read My Mind?

    How Can You Detect When Someone is Being Self-Righteous?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1051 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Do I need to quit my job and do more at church to be a good Christian? 2. How can you detect when someone is being self-righteous? 3. How does God's foreknowledge relate to our election? 4. What is the Beatific Vision? Today's Offer 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian 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 Question – How Can Christianity Be True if God Allows Evil and Suffering?

    What Do You Say to Someone Who Claims to Be a Black Hebrew Israelite?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1050 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Is it possible to be born again more than once? I've heard that people can pinpoint the time when they were born again, but what I remember are three different time frames that could be my born again experience. 2. I am looking for advice on how to witness to a coworker who claims to be a Black Hebrew Israelite. He trusts in his law keeping to get into heaven. How do I share that obedience to the law cannot save him? 3. Is the Bible's prohibition of homosexuality still applicable today? 4. Can a person be saved and not bear fruit? Today's Offer Core Guide – 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian 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 Question – Why Do You Talk About the Difference Between Law and Gospel?

    What Does the Gospel Say to Those Who've Had an Abortion?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1049 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. What kind of healing does Isaiah 53:5 refer to? 2. Is it possible that I've gone too far trying to get healing for my body? 3. What relief does the gospel offer to those who've had an abortion? 4. Can Messianic Jews still observe the Jewish feasts and ceremonies? 5. Can I trust that the Bible is God's Word and that he cares for me? Today's Offer Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work by Tim Keller 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 Question – How Can Christianity Be True if God Allows Evil and Suffering?

    What Should the Church's Worship Look Like?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 24:43


    Episode 1048 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. What does it mean to be “born again,” and how does that happen? 2. How physical can an unmarried Christian couple be? 3. What should the church's worship look like? It seems like so many Christians don't understand what worship is. 4. Why does God seem so harsh in the Old Testament 5. Why does the Roman Catholic church refer to Peter as the first pope? 6. Can God remove people he predestined from the Lamb's Book of Life? Today's Offer Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work by Tim Keller 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 Question – What's the Difference Between Justification and Sanctification?

    What Do Most Christians Misunderstand About Their Faith? Celebrating 4 years of Core Christianity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1047 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. What is the most misunderstood part of the Christian faith? 2. Was Jesus fully man and fully God before his incarnation? 3. What does it mean that God is sovereign? 4. What should I do if I've come to belief in Christ but my wife hasn't? 5. Is saying "OMG" taking God's name in vain? Today's Offer Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work by Tim Keller 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 Guide - 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian

    Does the Bible Teach Us the Age of the Earth?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1046 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. What is a good process for memorizing Scripture? 2. Does the Bible teach us the true age of the earth? 3. How should I respond to my grandson who is identifying as a female? 4. Does the Bible condone slavery? 5. Does the Father remove us from Christ, the vine, if we do not bear enough fruit? Today's Offer Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? by Chris Morphew 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 Question – Does the Bible Condone Slavery?

    When Pastors Fall, What Does a Good Disciplinary Process Look Like? Pastor Adriel Looks at The Village Church and Matt Chandler Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1045 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Has the Matt Chandler case been handled wisely and biblically? 2. Is watching pornography a form of cheating or adultery? 3. Is mankind totally depraved? If so, why has God told them to repent and believe if that's not possible? 4. What did Jesus mean when he said he kingdom is “not of this world”? Today's Offer Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? by Chris Morphew 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 Question – What Do I Do When I've Been Hurt by the Church?

    I'm Married to a Porn Addict. What Do I Do?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1044 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Is it OK for protestants to make the sign of the cross? 2. Some people say that if the devil is attacking you, you must be doing something right. But I live a peaceful life. Should I be concerned? 3. My spouse is addicted to porn. What should I do? 3. How should I understand Proverbs 26:4-5? 4. Is confessing that Jesus is Lord essential to salvation? Today's Offer 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian 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 Question – How Can God Use All Things for Good?

    How Should Christians Respond to Celebrity Conversions like Shia LaBeouf, Kanye West, and Eminem?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1043 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Does 1 Timothy 2 mean that women should not wear braids or jewelry? 2. Am I living in sin by being married to the man I committed adultery with? 3. How should we respond when celebrities like Shia LaBeouf convert to Christianity? 4. What is the unforgivable sin? 5. Is the judgment of every idle word in Matthew 12:26 only for unbelievers? Today's Offer 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian 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 Guide – 7 Things You Need to Know About Marriage and Sex

    Is It Wise for Single Christians to Use Online Dating Apps?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1042 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Is it ok to dim the lights in church during worship? 2. If believers commit the sins listed in 1 Corinthians 6, are they still saved? 3. What is your opinion on Christian dating apps? And what is appropriate boundaries during the dating process? 4. Is it wrong for Christians to get tattoos? 5. How should we understand the rewards mentioned in 2 Corinthians 5:10? Today's Offer 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian 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 Guide – 10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality

    Does the Bible's Teaching of "Forgive Us Our Debts" Speak to Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1040 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. President Biden is planning to cancel a significant amount of student debt in America. In light of that, some Christians are frustrated that taxpayers are being made to pay off these loans, and some Christians are pointing out that since a huge part of the gospel is about us being forgiven our debts, that we should be celebrating such a decision. What do you think? Does the gospel impact the way we approach student loans and debt? 2. Why was Uzzah killed for simply trying to save the Ark of the Covenant? 3. How should we understand Satan being bound and released in Revelation 20? 4. Do Roman Catholics of a true understanding of salvation? Today's Offer Tough Questions Answered 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 Question – What's the Difference Between Justification and Sanctification?

    Would God Ever Tell Us to Do Something that Contradicts the Bible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1040 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. How can I respond to people who say that they can't trust the Bible? 2. Would God ever tell us to do something explicitly against the words 3. What happens to our soul when we die? 4. Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord that appears to Gideon in Judges 6? 5. What's the difference between being tempted by Satan and the weakness of our flesh? 6. Is Leviticus 23 a good passage to show how Jesus fulfilled parts of Scripture? Today's Offer Tough Questions Answered 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 Question – Why Did the Sabbath Day Change to Sunday?

    What Is the Bible's View of Free Will?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1039 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. How does “love your enemy” apply in vocations like the military and being a police officer? 2. If God knows who will go to hell, why create them in the first place? 3. Does God reward us for giving extra tithe and finances in church? 4. What is Jesus praying for when he prays that we would be “one” in John 17? 5. Under what circumstances can Christians remarry after being divorced? Today's Offer Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? by Chris Morphew 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 Question – How Do I Live the Christian Life?

    What Should I Say to a Loved One Who Came Out to Me?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1038 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Are the apocryphal books mentioned in the Bible also inspired by God? 2. How do I know that I am saved if I still struggle with habitual sins? 3. What should I say to a family member who came out to me? 4. What signs are happening now that point to Christ's return? Today's Offer Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? by Chris Morphew 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 Guide – 10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality

    Why Are We Held Responsible for Adam's Sin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1037 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Does every believer in Jesus Christ go through sanctification? 2. Are we born in sin or are we innocent until we sin? Does Ezekiel 18 disprove that doctrine of original sin? 3. If Jesus is God, why did he pray to the Father? 4. From Romans 1, at what point does God give people up to their passions? Today's Offer Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? by Chris Morphew 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 Question – What's the Difference Between Justification and Sanctification?

    Has the Church Failed to Raise Up Good Leaders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1036 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Are there Bible translations that we should avoid? 2. How do I explain Lot's relationship with his daughters in the Bible? 3. Should someone who feels called to ministry go to seminary? 4. What is the doctrine of original sin? 5. Do we need to have someone lay hands on us to receive the Holy Spirit? Today's Offer Tough Questions Answered 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 Question - How Can Christianity Be True if God Allows Evil and Suffering?

    Wine or Grape Juice: What Should We Serve In Communion?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 25:09


    Episode 1035 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Is prayer pointless if God knows everything? 2. Do you believe that wine should be served at communion? I've been in 4 Christian protestant churches where only grape juice is served because they don't believe Jesus would've consumed alcohol. I believe Jesus did have wine. Also if wine is served, what about young people taking communion? 3. Why isn't church more like a Bible study where we can ask questions? 4. Why do so many Christians speak with condescension towards non-believers? 5. Is baptism essential for salvation? Today's Offer Tough Questions Answered 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 Question - How Can Christianity Be True if God Allows Evil and Suffering?

    What Does It Mean That We Can Do All Things Through Christ?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1034 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. What do you think about the continuationist and cessationist debate? 2. It seems like Philippians 4:3, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength,” is often used for self-help purposes or its quoted before Christian athletes play a game. Why is that? 3. Will we be able to recognize each other in heaven? 4. How do you get integrated into a new church when joining at a later age? Today's Offer Tough Questions Answered 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 Question – How Do I Choose a Church?

    When Is it Appropriate to Rebuke Someone?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1033 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. How should a church practice communion? 2. Is the victim of adultery in a marriage free to remarry after a divorce? 3. In the Bible, we are told to encourage, exhort, reprove, rebuke, etc. But how do we discern what is appropriate, when dealing with different relationships? Especially between casual church goers, spouses, or someone we see online? 4. How should we understand Isaiah's portrayal of Satan? 5. Does 1 Corinthians 5 tells us that we should shun Christian family members for living in sin? Today's Offer Tough Questions Answered 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. Resource Core Question – How Can I Share My Faith?

    When Should Theological Differences Keep Me From Marrying Someone?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1032 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. If God is present when “two or three are gathered,” what happens when I pray alone? 2. Can a baptist marry a Roman Catholic? 3. When we speak of Jesus, should we refer to him by his Hebrew name, Yeshua? 4. Will we remember our sins in heaven? 5. Will there be human authority structures in heaven? 6. Is fasting beneficial for mental health? Today's Offer Tough Questions Answered 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 Question – Have I Committed the Unpardonable Sin?

    How Do We Know When the Old Testament Foreshadows Christ and When It Doesn't?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1031 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. How can I be free from sexual perversions resulting from childhood abuse and trauma? 2. Does God punish us for failing to honor our parents? 3. When Moses held up his arms in Exodus 14, was it a symbol of Jesus's crucifixion? 4. If I was baptized before I truly converted, should I get baptized again? Today's Offer Core Guide – 6 Ways to Help Your Kids As They Go Back to School 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

    Where Should Christians Draw the Line with Charismatic Worship?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1030 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Why are we persecuted for keeping our faith when the Israelites were blessed when they obeyed? 2. Should I leave a church that officiates gay marriages? 3. My wife and I left a church that began getting into more charismatic manifestations of what they said was the Holy Spirit – there were manifestations such as holy laughter. Is it blasphemy against the Spirit to see such manifestations as being ‘drunk in the spirit', slain in the spirit, holy laughter, along with other odd manifestations we don't see in the Scriptures? 4. What is the difference between “measure of faith” and “saving faith”? 5. Will I get amputated parts of my body back in the resurrection?

    If Jesus is God, Why Did He Pray to the Father?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1029 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. How can I explain that Jesus is the answer for those who are suffering? 2. You answered my former question about Jehovah's Witnesses. It really helped me and my son. But my son came back saying, when Jesus prayed to the Father, how could he be praying to himself? I couldn't exactly answer him. 3. Did Mary live a sinless life? 4. I struggle with psychotic delusions and they prevent me from having an assurance of salvation. What can I do? 5. What place does the doctrine of hell have in evangelism? Today's Offer Core Guide – 6 Ways to Help Your Kids As They Go Back to School 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

    What Does Jesus Mean When He Says, "Do Not Throw Your Pearls Before Pigs"?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1028 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. How do we answer criticisms that Christianity is just a mechanism that deals with guilt and shame? 2. What does it mean in Amos 8:12 where it says, "No one may find the word of the Lord"? 3. What happened to the demons who Jesus cast into the pigs? 4. How do we distinguish between "conscience, heart, spirit, and soul"? 5. Are Jesus's disciples still asleep or are they with him in heaven? Today's Offer Core Christianity Bible Studies 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 Question - How Does Jesus Work Today?  

    Does Biblical Contentment Lead to Complacency?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1027 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Why did God command the destruction of the Canaanites and Amorites after he gave the command, “Thou Shalt Not Kill”? 2. What is the feast referred to in Zechariah 14? 3. We are supposed to be content in all situations according to Paul. But some of the people who made the biggest changes in this world were the ones who were not happy with their situation in this world. Think of Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and others. How do you explain this with being content in our life? 4. Should Christians support the death penalty? 5. How can a shut-in participate in the Lord's Supper? Today's Offer Core Christianity Bible Studies 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 Question – Why Did the Sabbath Day Change to Sunday?

    Is There a Christian View of Mental Illness?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1026 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. What does the Bible describe as the “unforgivable sin”? 2. How can I help my mother who has diagnosed narcissistic personality disorder? 3. Are rising crime rates proof that we are in the last days? 4. What is the Christian view of mental illness? Today's Offer Core Christianity Bible Studies 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 Question – How Do I Live the Christian Life?

    Does Submitting to the Elders Mean We Have to Do Whatever They Say?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1025 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Is "the spirit of Christmas" something that is antithetical to the Christian faith? It seems very consumeristic to me. 2. Does God give us individualized instructions on life choices? 3. I've heard Hebrews 13:17 used over the years to justify an almost cult like obedience to a pastor. From what color shirts to wear to justifying questionable decisions. Does this verse really command use to blindly do as we are told? 4. Can a pastor require weeks of sinless behavior before taking communion? Today's Offer Hebrews 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 Guide - 5 Reasons Christmas Isn't a Pagan Holiday

    Is There Anything Christian About Christian Science?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1024 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. If Roman Catholics pray to Mary, does that mean they are considered to be a cult? 2. Is it wise for me to help an ex who is struggling in life? 3. Can the Lord's Supper be taken privately when I'm doing my devotions? 4. I have been attending a Christian science church for one year. Many people think they are a cult but I did not find anything wrong with them. They are just reading the Bible and some other books. What do you think? What specifically is wrong with Christian Science? Today's Offer Inner Core 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

    How Can I Restore the Joy of My Salvation If I Feel Numb to God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1023 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Is the gift of tongues the true sign of having the Holy Spirit? 2. How does Romans 10:9 and Matthew 7:22 relate to the assurance of salvation? 3. Should we reflect on the gospel every day with the hopes of finding a daily renewal of joy and thanksgiving? What about the times when we're numb to it? 4. Will God judge Christians for being ungenerous with their wealth? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question - Why Are There So Many Denominations?

    If Baptism Doesn't Save Us, What Does It Do?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1022 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. I am planning a trip to Israel and was looking forward to being baptized again in the Jordan river. I know you have said once is enough. But is it ok to do it again for this special occasion? 2. I was baptized as an infant and I don't understand the repercussions of that. Can you help me understand the repercussions of baptism as a whole, I know it is in scripture, and that it doesn't save you, but I am not sure what else it signifies or means. 3. Are pastors ignoring the Final Judgment if they don't preach the fear of God? 4. How should I respond to those who refuse to forgive me? Today's Offer Confessions by St. Augustine 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 Question – Why Are There So Many Denominations?

    What Does It Look Like to Put God First in Your Life?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1021 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. What does it literally look like to put God first in your life? 2. Is Calvinism a false doctrine? 3. Why did God forgive David but not Saul? 4. Can I be restored even after leaving God?

    Does Paul Define the Gospel Differently than Jesus?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1020 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Can we be spiritually oppressed in dreams? 2. Do animals suffer because of the fall? 3. Paul defines his gospel in 1 Corinthians 15. I am curious how you would say Jesus defines the gospel. Do you think he would use the same wording Paul does or no? 4. Do we have to end our prayers with “in Jesus name”? 5. Is it a sin to desire death to be free of suffering? 6. Is my uncertainty about predestination a sign that I'm not predestined? Today's Offer Hebrews 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 Question – Why Do You Talk About the Difference Between Law and Gospel?

    Is It OK to Pray to Christian Saints?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1018 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. How do I forgive a Christian who continually hurts and sins against me? 2. I believe the Catholic teaching about praying to the saints essentially says that as we live life, we often forget who came before us. So Roman Catholics would not truly pray to saints, but they remember how God was faithful and close to the saints of old. What do you think of this? 3. Are there different classes of Christians? 4. What does it mean that we are made in the image of the triune God if we are not triune? Today's Offer Confessions by St. Augustine 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 Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim Keller

    Why Are People Leaving Christianity for Spirituality, Astrology, and Tarot Cards?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1017 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com   Questions in this Episode   1. Is the United States foretold in Revelation? If it is, is it depicted as Babylon? 2. Recently, my wife has fallen away from the Lord and has gotten into Tarot Cards, astrology, and spirituality. I don't want to push the faith down her throat, but I don't agree with what she is saying. What should I do? 3. What should I say to a friend of mine who is considering joining Mormonism? 4. How can I decide which ministries to donate to? Today's Offer Confessions by St. Augustine 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 Question – What Are the Main Views of the End Times?

    What Does it Mean to “Make Disciples of All Nations”?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1016 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. If the Prodigal Son had not repented, would he still be saved? Does God have a time limit on when he gives up on people? 2. Is the soul something different than our spirit? 3. I am struggling with alcoholism and I realize that Paul says drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God. What should I do? 4. I am wondering what it looks like to carry out the Great Commission and “make disciples of all nations?” I have heard some friends say that the Great Commission is something that only pastors do and not the average Christian. What do you think? 5. My grandson now is transitioning to be a “granddaughter.” No one is addressing this issue and talking about if gender is binary. Can you help? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Guide - 10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality

    Does Jesus, the Pastor, or the Congregation Lead the Church?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1015 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. How can I demonstrate that the Bible is trustworthy and not corrupted? 2. Jesus tells the woman at the well that he is "living water." What does that mean? 3. My Pastor is doing a study in the book of Thessalonians. He stated that the congregation runs the church. Is that right, I thought that Christ ran the church? 4. My daughter is in the hospital and many non-believers are saying that they are praying for her. I realize they mean well, but how should I take that? 5. I am really confused about the trinity. How can they all be different and one, and how can Jesus exist before his incarnation? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question - Why Are There So Many Denominations?

    Can I Wait Until the "Great Tribulation" to Take God Seriously?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1014 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Should believe in a pre-tribulation rapture? 2. What is the "Year of Jubilee"? 3. A friend is living in the world and is openly resisting repentance but says its "ok" because he will get right with God during the tribulation. What do you think of this? 4. Can pastors declare themselves to be prophets? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question - What Are the Main Views of the End Times?

    Why Does God Change the Names of People in the Bible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 25:01


    Episode 1013 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Why did God often change the names of people in the Bible like he did with Abram to Abraham and Jacob to Israel? 2. How should Christians deal with addiction to prescription drugs? 3. How do I know if I am being disciplined by God or if I'm being punished for my sins? 4. I have been baptized and I have a friend who is pentecostal and they asked me if I had been baptized in the Spirit. I am confused. I thought when I was baptized with water that means I already have the Spirit. My friend is implying that there are two baptisms. Can you clarify this? Today's Offer Inner Core 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 Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life?

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