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My Friend Says That Christmas Is a Pagan Holiday. Is He Right?

host Adriel Sanchez aired December 14, 2022

Episode 1119 Show Notes 

From the Show

The only holy day that Christians are called to celebrate is the Lord’s Day, where we gather together on Sunday for Christian worship, remembering that Jesus Christ conquered death when he rose again from the dead. But from very early on Christians are recorded as celebrating a feast of the nativity.

Adriel Sanchez

My Friend Says That Christmas Is a Pagan Holiday. Is He Right?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I have heard it said that because Eve was deceived in Eden and not Adam, men should be pastors and not women. Is that right?
  2. Someone brought to my attention that Christmas is a pagan holiday. Are we as Christians adhering to pagan practices when we celebrate Christmas?
  3. What is the relationship between repentance and confession?
  4. Does Isaiah 30:21 confirm that we should hearing from God audibly?
  5. I am really struggling with understanding how to deal with a particular situation, would love some help. A bunch of friends and I are planning on going on a trip this next summer and we are renting a house for a week. Most of us are Christians but there is one girl and her boyfriend who aren’t. They are most likely wanting a room for themselves and as a Christian I am struggling with whether or not we should let that happen. On one note, yes I can’t force them to do what I believe as a Christian is wrong since they aren’t a married couple, but on the other hand I do wanna minister to them well. How can we as Christians walk biblically and wisely in this situation?
  6. What does it mean that Jesus is the “only begotten Son of God”?

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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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