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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

How Do I Know If The Church I’m Attending Is a True Church?

aired May 31, 2019

Episode 195 Show Notes 

How Do I Know If The Church I'm Attending Is a True Church?

From the Show

Is focusing on the gospel really enough to lead a godly life or do you think that Christians also need the law?

We will not find any mercy from the law, we will not find any forgiveness from the law. The law just tells us how far we have fallen from the glory of God, it tells us what God requires. But then, being justified by Christ, having that good news about what God has done for us in Christ announced, then the law is no longer terrifying. The law is no longer threatening us, but rather guiding us. It has no power to condemn, but it still has the authority to tell us what God expects of those who are justified, who are new creatures in Christ, by His grace alone, through faith alone. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Is focusing on the gospel really enough to lead a godly life or do you think that Christians also need the law?

2. In the Gospel of Luke, why is the genealogy of any historical relevance when Joseph was not the father of Jesus Christ?

3. I have come across a lot of articles and blogs saying that I am not in a true church with valid sacraments because protestant churches don't have apostolic succession. What are your thoughts on this, and do you recommend any resources for thinking this through?

4. I’m a mom and I really struggle with raising our two small children right now. There is a part of me that loves what I’m doing but the hard part is that I feel like most of my day is given over to my kids and get very little time to pray or read Scripture anymore. How can I be faithful to Jesus in this time?

5. What is the difference between the kingdom being inaugurated and consummated? I have heard you talk about this before but I’m not sure how to understand this.


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