Did God or Satan Take the Life of My Son?

Episode 475 Show Notes 

From the Show

Satan did not take your son. I think this is really important…It communicates to people that Satan is the one that is powerful, that he’s the one in control and that’s just so far from the truth. That’s not at all what the Bible teaches, and I think it robs us of the comfort that we can receive from what God’s word does say.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. I’ve been doubting my salvation. I started reading the bible back in the 90s. Back in those days, I was addicted to cocaine, marijuana, porn, smoking and drinking. About 15 years ago I quit drugs, and about two years ago I quit smoking. I’m only about 560 days sober. My question is, am I saved? I know that my life changed, and I’m growing, but I doubt my salvation. So anything you have to say, thank you so much. 

2. Almost every Christian church here in South Africa dance during Sunday services. Is it biblical or is it one of the worldly things being adopted into the church?

3. Three and a half years ago, my 15-year-old son passed away. The autopsy revealed natural causes. I’ve been having terrible PTSD. I know he my son is in heaven. My pastor said Satan, not God, took my son. I’m very confused. I believe God calls his children home for a reason, even if it’s early. It took me a year to get the courage to open my son’s laptop, and when I did, I saw that he was planning to commit suicide a few days after he actually died. So I believe that God actually took him before he could do that. But now I’m confused. Did Satan take him? Or did God take him to avoid that?

4. I’m John, a 12-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina. Here is my question: Would you go to hell to save two sinners? 

Resources

A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton

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