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Can Christians Pursue “Religious Exemption” to Abstain from the COVID Vaccine?

host Adriel Sanchez aired October 14, 2021

Episode 815 Show Notes 

From the Show

I don’t want to dismiss people’s genuine concerns, but I do want to say this: don’t say that you have a religious issue with the vaccine when it may be more of a personal or political issue. I have heard of folks who don’t want to get the vaccine and they don’t go to church but they are contacting pastors seeking religious exemption even though they’re not members there. And my thought is, you should get religious first before you start seeking religious exemptions.

Adriel Sanchez

Can Christians Pursue “Religious Exemption” to Abstain from the COVID Vaccine?

Questions in this Episode

  1. You have said that the Trinity was not torn apart at the cross, but how is this possible when Jesus cried out, “My God, My God why have you forsaken me?”
  2. How do you feel about taking a religious exemption for the Covid vaccine?
  3. Why don’t the Jewish people still offer animal sacrifices?
  4. In Revelation 21, it says that in the New Jerusalem there will be no more death, but in Isaiah 65 it alludes to the idea that there may still be death in the New Creation. Can you explain this?
  5. How do I defend my theological positions when talking to Seventh-Day Adventists?
  6. I was reading 2 Kings and in chapter 2:23-25 there is the strange incident of Elisha cursing a group of boys and 2 bears killing them. I do not know how I could explain this if someone asked me about this disturbing incident. It seems very random and cruel to punish the boys for calling him “bald-head”?

Please can you help me understand it?

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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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