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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

Is Jesus or the Bible the Word of God?

host Adriel Sanchez aired December 31, 2020

Episode 610 Show Notes 

From the Show

The fact that Jesus is called the “Word,” the Word of the Father, highlights his own divine status. He comes from the Father, he is the one whom the Father creates all things. That is what John says in John chapter 1. And think of what Jesus says when, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Jesus reveals the Father, he is the eternal Son of God. The Word wrapped in flesh for us and our salvation.

——Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. I have heard a pastor say that he has never once had someone come to him and repent of being greedy, even though Jesus talks about greed more than any other sin. My question is then, has anyone ever confessed to you that they struggle with greed, and if not, what do you think about this?

2. In Mark 13:30, Jesus says, “Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” How do we correctly interpret this passage? It seems to say all of those things have already happened since that “generation” has already passed away. Or, who is this “generation” referring to?

3. Please explain what Jeremiah 48:10 means, “Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed” This is very confusing to me–why do the books of the prophets often speak in these dark and confusing ways?

4. What is the word of God, Jesus, the spirit behind the word, the bible itself? And do pastors quote the bible, and instead of saying, “God says this,” they say, “Paul says this,” etc.

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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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