What to Say When Friends Follow Charlatans

Episode 598 Show Notes 

From the Show

Make sure that your desire is to take care of your friend’s soul. This isn’t about winning an argument, it’s not about proving them wrong. No, you know that if they continue down this path and embrace false doctrine, whatever it is, that it is going to cause serious harm.

Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. How do I deal with a Christian friend who has fallen for a lot of false teaching and is absolutely not teachable and gets offended if I don’t agree with them?

2. If God will blot out our sins, why do we have to give an account for every word that we speak?

3. What is the biblical distinction between the spirit and the soul? What role do the heart and mind play in this relationship or distinction?

4. My daughter told me about a lecture she heard in her college class where the professor said that God the Father in Christianity functions as a way to maintain patriarchalist structures in society, which causes harm to women. My daughter doesn’t seem convinced by her professor’s analysis, but I am wondering if there is a way to encourage her and affirm that God being a good Father doesn’t have to mean what the professor seems to be saying.

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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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