If Jesus Overcame the World, Why is it Such a Mess?

Episode 750 Show Notes 

From the Show

In John 16, Jesus is very honest with the disciples: he doesn’t that, “Hey, you’re lives are going to be easy once I go.” Rather, he says in verse 33, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

–Adriel Sanchez

If Jesus Overcame the World, Why is it Such a Mess?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Does Revelation 3:5 indicate that Jesus does blot some names out of the Book of Life?
  2. My brother is in a church that says we shouldn’t celebrate birthdays or holidays. What do you think of this?
  3. We know that God is all knowing but how God could create so many people who ultimately will not be saved?
  4. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says that he has “overcome the world.” But if that is the case, why is the world such a mess?

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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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