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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

Does God Need Our Prayers?

host Adriel Sanchez aired July 30, 2021

Episode 761 Show Notes 

From the Show

There are two errors we have when praying. one is bending God’s will through our prayers, as if they change God’s mind. But God knows all things, everything happens to the counsel of his will. An opposite danger is the fatalistic view of prayer that says, “God is going to do whatever he wants anyway.” But God has ordained that the way he accomplishes his work in the world is through the prayers of his people.

–Adriel Sanchez

Does God Need Our Prayers?

Questions in this Episode

  1. If there is war in your country, should Christians take a side and fight or should they stay away from politics altogether?
  2. For years my sister struggled with infertility, but it was only when I stopped praying for her to have kids that she actually conceived and now I have two nephews. But I was wondering, does something in the universe need our prayers, and if God is going to do what he wants to anyway, why bother praying?
  3. Can we remove ourselves from salvation?
  4. Should I be concerned about the influence of unbelieving family members on my children and grandchildren?
  5. Some Christians are worried about taking medications for mental health issues. Why is that?
  6. In 1 Corinthians 6:3, what does Paul mean when he says, “Do you not know that we will judge angels?” Is he talking about us, and how are angels going to be judged?

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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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