How Should I Treat My Christian Friend Who Is Living in Sin?

Episode 439 Show Notes 

From the Show

In the case of who who has abandoned Christ and the church we shouldn't have our normal relationship with that person, eating, drinking, and hangingout. Why is this? It isn't to shame them. It's a warning. We are saying, "look, brother or sister, your soul is in danger."

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. Should Christians circumcise their boys? My wife and I decided not to circumcise our two boys but most of our friends with boys did circumcise, mainly because their parents had, and they wanted their sons to look the same. That wasn’t a good enough reason for me. I know that circumcision is no longer required under the new covenant, but why do so many Christians, at least in America, still do it when there aren’t really any medical or hygienic reasons to do it? How should we think about this?  

2. What proof is there that Jesus rose from the dead beyond the testimony of his disciples?

3. 1 Corinthians 5:11 tells us not to eat with those living in sin. How should we treat someone who has fallen from the faith and is living in sin, adultery for example?

4. I have been talking to other Christians. They keep on saying, if God created everything, then who created God? I keep telling them that God was always there. How can I get through to these Christians?

5. If the Exodus really happened, why haven't writings been found for the enslavement and exodus of millions of Hebrews within the Egyptian archaeological record?

6. Does God give different preachers different emphases in their ministries? 

Resources

Knowing God by J. I. Packer 

Exodus: Myth or History?: An Interview with David Rohl by Shane Rosenthal 

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus by Timothy Mahoney‎

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