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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

How Do I Know if My Faith is Genuine?

host Adriel Sanchez aired April 21, 2022

Episode 950 Show Notes 

From the Show

The fact is, in this life, we are never going to love Jesus as much as we should. Everything this side of heaven, every good work, every good desire and longing that we have is still imperfect. We cannot focus on the degrees of our desires. None of us do. But you can go to God and confess these things and be honest with him.

Adriel Sanchez

How Do I Know if My Faith is Genuine?

Questions in this Episode

  1. If Jesus is God, why doesn’t he know the time of his return?
  2. How do you know if you really want Jesus and it’s not just your emotions? I am dealing with thoughts saying, “I don’t want to follow Jesus or repent.” Is that my heart or my flesh? Is it me being a sinner and being lost? I don’t see any fruit in my life and feel unstable in my Christian walk. I believe I have a lot of head knowledge but am not sure what to do.
  3. Does John 1:1 say that Jesus is God or a god?
  4. How do I know if God is answering my prayers?
  5. Why does the prophet Ezekiel refer to god as the “Son of Man”?

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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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