Can You Be a Christian and Struggle with Addiction?

Episode 737 Show Notes 

From the Show

We should distinguish between the person who is not willing to repent and confess their sins and a person who is confessing their sins but who is struggling.

–Adriel Sanchez

Can You Be a Christian and Struggle with Addiction?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Is it important to remember when you are born again?
  2. Has Satan already been bound?
  3. Can you truly be saved if you struggle with addiction? I know you can’t lose your salvation, but can you lead a double life where you go to bible study and church and yet still struggle with certain addictions?
  4. What does it mean that for the Lord, “one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
    My brother has become a member of the LDS church and says that Satan and Jesus were spirit brothers. But Satan was a created being and Jesus is God. When my brother said this it led to us being upset and a lot of conflict between us. I am very frustrated and concerned for him. I am not sure what to say.

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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 four children.

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