When Should I Give Up On Reconciliation?

Episode 729 Show Notes 

From the Show

If a spouse has abandoned the other and has gotten remarried than the original marriage has dissolved. They are no longer married. In a situation like this, then the abandoned spouse is allowed to remain single or to remarry in the Lord.

–Adriel Sanchez

When Should I Give Up On Reconciliation?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Why is it that Jesus commands us in Matthew 28 to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but in Acts 8, 10, and elsewhere, the early church is shown to baptize in the name of Jesus?
  2. What is prevenient grace and is it biblical? I have heard this said from the pulpit but am not sure what it means.
  3. Is it healthy for an individual whose husband has been gone 15 or 20 years for them to continue to pray for reconciliation?
  4. In a previous episode, you answered a question about Genesis 1 and you made it seem like we are not only made in God’s image but in the image of angels as well. Can you clarify this?
  5. A follow up question about the baptismal formula.
  6. If there are greater rewards in heaven for others, how does this square with the parable of the workers in the vineyard?
  7. What does it mean to abide in Jesus?

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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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