Episode 473 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier with special guest Dr. Michael Horton answer questions about spiritual warfare, the communion of the saints, whether receiving forgiveness is conditional upon forgiving others, and how to have a grand view of God.
Episode 472 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about the resurrection of the dead, Jesus' words at his crucifixion, sanctification in church, the relationship between justice and mercy, and King David.
When we confess Jesus as the Christ, we confess that he is that promised king, whose reign means eternal life and peace for the people of God and eternal judgment for the enemies of God. This is the good news of the gospel.
When Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica, he was writing to a people acquainted with tribulation. The gospel came to them in “much affliction” (1 Thess. 1:6), and it seems as if the difficulty didn’t let up.
Doubt and the ever-debilitating “what-if” have ways of sneaking up on us, even in the sweetest moments of our lives and walks with the Lord. The most debilitating form of doubt a Christian could possibly face is likely doubting one’s own salvation.
At creation, Scripture says, God made man and woman in his image (imago Dei) and this was very good. All human beings, no matter how broken or disabled by the fall, are genetically unique human beings deserving life and dignity.
You and I live in troubled times. Right now our attention is focused on a deadly virus and the accompanying financial instability. But this news has only eclipsed countless stories of violence, political free-for-alls, public moral failures, and general cultural upheaval. We also face more personal crises like friends’ backstabbing and parental breakups.
Warning passages make us confused and uncomfortable. They often cause us to doubt what we know and wonder which side of the text we are on. We ask questions like, “Is my faith strong enough?” or “Am I really a Christian?” or “Have I already lost my salvation?”