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What’s the Difference Between Discipline and Punishment in the Christian Life?

host Adriel Sanchez aired March 16, 2023

Episode 1185 Show Notes 

From the Show

Punishment, or judgment, belongs to those who reject the gospel. In 2nd Thessalonians, Paul says that those who reject the gospel will “suffer the punishment of eternal destruction.” Punishment is not focused on rehabilitation, but a just sentence of what one deserves. But Christ has taken his people’s judgment.

– Pastor Adriel Sanchez
What’s the Difference Between Discipline and Punishment in the Christian Life?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Was the Bible written in real time or compiled later?
  2. What are the two books that God reads at the Final Judgment?
  3. Is the phrase “God helps those who helps themselves” in the Bible?
  4. How do we distinguish between God’s discipline and his punishment?
  5. My Seventh-Day Adventist wife wants a divorce. What do I do?

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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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