How Should We Respond When a Church Member Commits a Hate Crime?

Episode 665 Show Notes 

From the Show

Jesus himself made it absolutely clear where the problem is–where sin lies. He says, “it comes from our hearts.” Too often we fail to realize that the problem, the issue that we need to deal with first and foremost isn’t “out there,” it isn’t in other people made in the image of God. It’s right here. In our own hearts. In the church there is sometimes rhetoric that is always pointing the finger “out there,” making it seem as though, in this case, women are the problem. There can be language that is used in the church at times that contributes to this ideology that we need to fight against.

–Adriel Sanchez

How Should We Respond When a Church Member Commits a Hate Crime?

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. What is the correct mode of baptism?

2. What does putting my trust in Jesus look like? How can I know if I am truly a Christian?

3. Were the saints in the Old Testament saved by works of the law?

4. How do we pray for non-believing friends?

5. How should the church respond when church members commit hate crimes? Is this something that sinners just do or is there something that the church can do to prevent these types of things from happening?

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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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