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If Jesus is God, Why Did He Pray to the Father?

host Adriel Sanchez aired August 10, 2022

Episode 1029 Show Notes 

From the Show

The Son, Jesus, prays to the Father. Think of his earthly ministry in his humiliation, in his incarnation. This doesn’t take away from his glory or deity in any sense, but he is distinct from the Father. God is not one person who wears different masks.

Adriel Sanchez

If Jesus is God, Why Did He Pray to the Father?

Questions in this Episode

  1. How can I explain that Jesus is the answer for those who are suffering?
  2. You answered my former question about Jehovah’s Witnesses. It really helped me and my son. But my son came back saying, when Jesus prayed to the Father, how could he be praying to himself? I couldn’t exactly answer him.
  3. Did Mary live a sinless life?
  4. I struggle with psychotic delusions and they prevent me from having an assurance of salvation. What can I do?
  5. What place does the doctrine of hell have in evangelism?

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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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