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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

Are Christianity and Fundamentalism the Same Thing?

host Adriel Sanchez aired November 24, 2021

Episode 844 Show Notes 

From the Show

A faithful ministry looks like expositing the Scriptures well, being faithful to the text, and that should lead us to have a greater love for sinners who are in the world. We need to engage them and build bridges over which we can carry the gospel—the message of salvation. It shouldn’t be about a culture war; us vs. them. That sounds a lot like the Pharisees.

Adriel Sanchez

Are Christianity and Fundamentalism the Same Thing?

Questions in this Episode

  1. If Adam and Eve sinned by eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Good and Evil, is it a sin to pray about knowledge, to gain knowledge? I know there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.
  2. The church I grew up in was extremely aggressive in the way it talked about judgment and the truth of the Bible as opposed to the ways of the world. I left the church for a time mainly because of this but am plugged into a church now and the teaching is very different. They still teach the Bible but things just aren’t as strict or demanding. I’m just wondering which form of Christianity is true, and do you have to be aggressive towards the world in order to prove that you are really a Christian?
  3. My son is asking me if God created evil and if he used it for his own purposes?
  4. What does the Bible say about conspiracy theories?
  5. How can I bring someone to God who is afraid of him without pushing them away?
  6. My son is incredibly smart and while he agrees that there is a God, he is having a hard time figuring out Jesus. How do I share the truth of the gospel with him when he seems too smart for his own good?

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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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