Is the Bible Written For Me or Its Original Audience?

Episode 753 Show Notes 

From the Show

As we understand the text of scripture in its original context, we also understand that it has meaning for us. There are applications that we are able to take for our own instruction. Even in the case of Daniel, where a Word specifically was given to a group of people in a certain time and place, or the Word of Jesus in Revelation given to the churches in Asia Minor, they are still relevant for us.

–Adriel Sanchez

Is the Bible Written For Me or Its Original Audience?

Questions in this Episode

  1. A family member recently came out as gay and this has been incredibly difficult for him. I am confused on how to respond to him in a Christian way. What should I do?
  2. A friend of mine is thinking of starting his own church and installing himself as the pastor. Is this something we should be comfortable with?
  3. Does the Bible mean something entirely different to its original audience than it does for me?
  4. Does Christianity require a dress code?
  5. In Isaiah 65, when it speaks about the new heavens and the new earth, it seems to say that people still die there. But in Revelation 21 it says that there will be no more death. Can you explain this?

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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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