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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

What You Should Know About the “Deliverance Movement”

host Adriel Sanchez aired October 22, 2020

Episode 559 Show Notes 

From the Show

One of my concerns with some of these “deliverance ministries” is that they put the focus on us, “we are the spiritual ghostbusters fighting against Satan.” The focus needs to be on Jesus. And where did he bind Satan? At the cross, where he was bound for our sins. When he rose again he conquered the devil.

–Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. I am feeling really burnt out serving in ministry. I am an elder in my church, I work full time, and I feel like I am constantly giving and giving to others without any break or time to regroup. I know scripture commends us to sacrificially serve the church, but I am just feeling exhausted by it all. Any practical and spiritual advice?

2. What was God’s very first created being if it wasn’t Jesus Christ?

3. I have many friends who are involved with the “deliverance movement,”where folks are said to be delivered from oppressive and demonic forces. According to the scripture I do not see anything in regard to this need in the church. Why is this taught, what are your thoughts?

4. I am not sure what is meant by “if you break one commandment you have broken them all. If that is the case, then what exactly is the significance of the 10 commandments?

Resources

Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World by Michael Horton

Conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Friendly Approach to Sharing the Truth about God and the Bible by Ron Rhodes

The God Who Gives: How the Trinity Shapes the Christian Story by Kelly M. Kapic

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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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