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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

If Eden Was Perfect, Why Was the Serpent There?

host Adriel Sanchez aired November 18, 2021

Episode 840 Show Notes 

From the Show

Eden is not heaven, that confirmed space of righteousness for all time. This is a place of testing. Some people have referred to Eden as a probationary period, where God gives free will to choose to follow him and a commandment to “work and keep the garden.” And this was a priestly work.

Adriel Sanchez

If Eden Was Perfect, Why Was the Serpent There?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Someone on the show recently asked about receiving signs from God. Gideon asked for signs to prove God’s will, was he wrong to do this? If not, should we still do this in the Christian life?
  2. If the Garden of Eden was perfect, why was there something that could cause sin in the garden?
  3.  If I disagree with some of the theology that is taught in my church, should I look for a new place to worship?
  4. How do you explain the trinity to muslims?
  5. How should we understand the reference to angels in 1 Corinthians 11:10?

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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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