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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

Should Pastors Be Winsome or Blunt When Speaking the Truth?

host Adriel Sanchez aired June 8, 2022

Episode 984 Show Notes 

From the Show

Oftentimes the judgments we make are wrong. In Jesus’s time, people looked at the religious leaders, the scribes and the Pharisees, and they thought, “They have this direct line to God, there will be a special place for them in heaven,” and Jesus says, “they will be cast out into darkness. And you know who is entering the kingdom of heaven before them? Tax collectors and prostitutes.”

Adriel Sanchez

Should Pastors Be Winsome or Blunt When Speaking the Truth?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Is it OK to date someone who practices a different religion?
  2.  Does 2 Thessalonians 3:6 say that I have to cut ties with my child who’s living in sin?
  3. You seem to struggle trying to answer tough questions with straight forward answers. I wish you would be more blunt.
  4. What verses do you suggest for someone who deals with chronic illness?
  5. How should we reconcile the doctrine of the Trinity with the Shema: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one’ (Deuteronomy 6:4)?

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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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