What Does It Mean to Hand Others Over to Satan?

Episode 653 Show Notes 

From the Show

Paul is talking about church discipline, where the church is assembled together to deal with sin in its community. The goal of church discipline is restorative. Delivering someone over to Satan is a way of saying, “ok, hands off, do your own thing, because you are going to begin to reap what you have sown.”

–Adriel Sanchez

What Does It Mean to Hand Others Over to Satan?

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. Is there a problem with Christians being cremated?

2. How should Christians think through climate change and things like Earth Day?

3. In 1 Timothy 1:20, Paul tells Timothy that he has handed certain people over to Satan for blasphemy. What does that mean? If he loved them why would he hand them over to Satan? Does he trust that he will get them back? I am really confused about this verse.

4. Does Hebrews 6 teach that true believers can fall away from Christ?

5. Who wrote the bible and where did it come from?

6. How should Christians think about social justice?

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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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