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Are My Kids Too Young to Understand the Gospel?

host Adriel Sanchez aired August 9, 2021

Episode 767 Show Notes 

From the Show

Think about that scene where Elizabeth meets the Virgin Mary, and the baby in her womb, John the Baptist, leaps for joy! When he is in the presence of Jesus, somehow the SPirit of God was already working in John. We should be confident that the Spirit can and does work in our children and that the message of salvation is for them as well.

–Adriel Sanchez

Are My Kids Too Young to Understand the Gospel?

Questions in this Episode

  1. If John 7-8 are not in the original manuscripts, should we consider them canonical?
  2. I am a young mom with three young children. My question is, what happens if the Lord comes back when my kids are still too young to fully comprehend the gospel? What happens if the Lord comes back while I’m still pregnant? Will I have my baby in heaven?
  3. Should Christians be more familiar with the Book of Enoch?
  4. I am a nurse and am resisting my state’s mandatory vaccine requirement. I think it may be the Mark of the Beast. What do you think?
  5. I was in a Bible study when someone asked about the actual meaning of repentance. Vine’s expository dictionary says that it means “to perceive afterwards”, “to have a change of mind.” When I studied “repent” and “repentance” in Englishman’s concordance, it seems like all the verses refer specifically to the act of salvation, as opposed to a Christian ‘repenting’ of sin after they’re saved. Can you please help me out in understanding the correct idea and meaning of repent and repentance?
  6. What is the correct interpretation of the verses John 14:26 and John 16:13? Do they apply to Christians in general or do they only apply to the apostles (and the direct associates of the apostles) in relation to the the inspiration of the New Testament?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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