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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

Can Studying Theology and the Bible Ever Be Vain?

host Adriel Sanchez aired February 3, 2022

Episode 895 Show Notes 

From the Show

As you study the Bible, it should lead you to be someone who is engaged with people and love them. The study of Scripture should give us a bigger heart of compassion for those around us.

Adriel Sanchez

Can Studying Theology and the Bible Ever Be Vain?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I am witnessing to my coworkers and am beginning to read the Bible with them. They are asking me which book of the Bible they should start reading so that they might avoid being confused. Can you help?
  2. I feel like I am withdrawing from my friends and my job and am becoming more focused on the Word and my understanding of the Scriptures. Is there an issue with this? Is it a bad thing to separate yourself from others in order to study?
  3. Will we really recognize our loved ones in heaven if our bodies will be completely transformed?
  4. What does Paul mean in Galatians 2:17-19 when he says, “For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God”?
  5. I’m a man living alone in his later years and am tempted by lust. I keep going to this sin, asking for forgiveness, and then sinning again. It grieves my assurance. I need to hear from other men of faith how they overcame it, and are they just lying to themselves?

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Resources

Core Question – How Do Christians Relate to the Law?

Core Question – What’s the Difference Between Justification and Sanctification?

Core Question – Why Do You Talk About the Difference Between Law and Gospel?

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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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