Episode 365 Show Notes
From the Show
Most people on the street think that religion is all about law: being better people, being kinder, working together to create a kinder, gentler world and so forth. The heart of Christianity though is not law, which it shares with other religions. The heart of Christianity, which distinguishes it from all religions, what Christianity is really all about is the announcement: God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
Questions in this Episode
1. Does God reveal himself in other religions or should we only expect God to reveal himself to Christians?2. I recently ran into the infamous verse of Isaiah 45:7 where people often claim is where it says God purposefully created evil (as the King James Version uses the word “evil” where other translations, notably the ESV, use the word calamity). There’s no real context I can see on this statement in surrounding text. What am I supposed to make of this verse?
2. Thank you Dr. Horton and Pastor Sanchez for your work to answer core questions about the faith. I'm also thankful for your response to more difficult or sensitive questions of praying. In the Magnificat, Mary praises God and says, "…all generations will call me blessed." How are we to think about this?
3. Why don’t we see many miracles in the church today?
4. Is introspection a good thing for Christians to practice?
5. Psalm 8 says that man are, “made a little lower than the angels”. How does that fit with man’s sinfulness?
6. What does it mean in John 17 when Jesus says that eternal life is to know him and the Father?
The Christian Faith:A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Michael Horton
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