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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

The Curse of Canaan

host Adriel Sanchez aired January 5, 2021

Episode 613 Show Notes 

From the Show

What do you with the shame and the sin of those around you? Do you laugh, do you poke fun, do you gossip about it? Or do you seek to, in the biblical sense, cover it? We should be a people that does not delight in the shame and nakedness of others; rather, we should be a people that seeks to help others.

–Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. In the Gospel of John it seems like some people “believed” but really didn’t, according to Jesus. How do we understand this, particularly in reference to ourselves or our friends who may “believe” but might not be saved? How can we discern whether someone is in that state, or is that something only Jesus can see?

2. It seems like in every job there is some form of complicity we share with unethical practices, whether it is selling products made in sweatshops or being in politics or the armed forces where, for better or for worse, you have other people’s lives or livelihoods in your hands. Are there some jobs that Christians should avoid entirely, or how should we practice wisdom when choosing our careers?

3. In Genesis 9, why does Noah curse Canaan after he awakens from his drunkenness and not Ham? What is the significance of Noah’s nakedness being uncovered and covered?

4. What do you think the state of the church is right now, is it good or bad? Are we compromising to the culture and world around us?

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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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