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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

How Do I Share the Gospel with My Dying Friend?

host Adriel Sanchez aired June 21, 2021

Episode 732 Show Notes 

From the Show

Salvation isn’t first and foremost about what we do, it’s about what God has done for us. That’s why we call it the gospel—it’s good news! If it was about me or you or what we do it wouldn’t be good news because we struggle to keep his commandments. In Jesus, God has grabbed ahold of us and washed away our sins.

–Adriel Sanchez

How Do I Share the Gospel with My Dying Friend?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I have heard an explanation that, in Mark 8, Jesus was telling his disciples not to ask for signs and miracles like the Pharisees, but I fail to see how that is the case because no matter how many signs Jesus performed, the Pharisees still never accepted him. So what is Jesus really telling his disciples here?
  2. Will non-Christians regret their unbelief at the Final Judgment?
  3. My friend has been told that she has 3 to 6 months left to live. I was hoping to get advice on how to share the gospel with this person amidst their circumstances. I want to do it in a way that doesn’t take advantage of their emotional distress but I also want to acknowledge that Jesus is the only hope we have. How would you advise I go about doing this?
  4. Could you explain what John the Baptist meant in Matthew 3:8 when he said that the Pharisees must “bear fruit keeping with repentance”?
  5. My son lost his faith when he went to college. One question he has asked me that I can’t answer is this: “Why would a loving God create man knowing millions of them would go to hell”? I am not sure how to answer that. Can you help?

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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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