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Is It True That God “Loves the Sinner but Hates the Sin”?

host Adriel Sanchez aired January 3, 2022

Episode 872 Show Notes 

From the Show

In one sense, everyone is created by God, and since his creation is good we can say that we are all loved by God. But in another sense, insofar as we have fallen away from the Lord because of sin, we are the objects of God’s judgment and even his wrath.

Adriel Sanchez

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Questions in this Episode

  1. There is a girl at church that I would like to approach and ask out. How do I go about doing this biblically?
  2. Is it true that “God loves the sinner, but hates the sin”? I’m struggling to see this distinction in Scripture. For example, in the opening verses of Malachi, God says “Esau have I hated, Jacob have I loved”. Would it be more accurate to say that God hates the sinner in their sin?
  3. I know Jesus was without sin, but was Mary also sinless?
  4. Is humor and jokes mentioned anywhere in the Bible? I have heard that God does not like humor or jesting. Is this true?
  5. Which covenants in the bible have ended and which are still in effect?
  6. Will the Holy Spirit ever depart near the end times?

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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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