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How Do I Discuss the End Times Without the “Doom and Gloom”?

host Adriel Sanchez aired February 23, 2022

Episode 909 Show Notes 

From the Show

The instruction Peter gives us in light of living in the “last days” is to be hospitable. And the kind of hospitality he is talking about isn’t stingy, it’s the kind without grumbling. In the end times, the advice is not to flee and build a commune or something, but to simply love each other and our neighbors.

Adriel Sanchez

How Do I Discuss the End Times Without the “Doom and Gloom”?

Questions in this Episode

  1. In Mark 16:15-18, Jesus talks about the signs accompanying those who believe and mentions tongues and snake handling, it seems. This seems very odd and today’s skeptic could point to this and say, “here, Christian, drink this poison and you should be fine, right?” What is the context and explanation I should be aware of here?
  2. As a follower of Christ I run across many others who believe we are living in the last days. For some, this gives them hope and others it gives them a sense of “gloom and doom.” How do you communicate this to non-believers without making it seem like its a message of “gloom and doom”?
  3. If God cares about his creation, why does he allow humans to tortue and mistreat animals every day?
  4. Are our good works proof of our faith and salvation?

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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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