How Do You Know When a Person with Mental Illness is Saved?

Episode 645 Show Notes 

From the Show

The scribes and the Pharisees, those with “understanding,” rejected Jesus. They were blind to him. And Jesus says, “do you know who really understands the truths of the gospel? Little children.” The people we are tempted to set aside. We are not saved by our perfect understanding of how salvation works, we are saved by Jesus.

––Adriel Sanchez

How Do You Know When a Person with Mental Illness is Saved?

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. How would you explain the doctrine of the Trinity to a young child?

2. I know that the Lord forgives us but I often feel regret and have memories of my past life and previous sins. When I think of these past sins and feel condemned, does that count as spiritual warfare?

3. What do you think of the New Apostolic Reformation movement? Is it biblical or potentially heretical?

4. My brother has schizophrenia. He has read the bible, he prays, and believes that he is born again, but he has a hard time understanding the bible. How do you know when a person with a severe mental illness is saved?

5. Why did God need blood sacrifices in the Old Testament in the first place?

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Broken Pieces and the God Who Mends Them: Schizophrenia through a Mother’s Eye by Simonetta Carr

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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 four children.

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