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How Do I Discuss the End Times Without the “Doom and Gloom”?

Aired February 23, 2022
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Episode 909 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about Mark 16, living in the last days, the relation of faith and works, and the mistreatment of animals.

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Episode 909 Show Notes

From the Show







The instruction Peter gives us in light of living in the “last days” is to be hospitable. And the kind of hospitality he is talking about isn’t stingy, it’s the kind without grumbling. In the end times, the advice is not to flee and build a commune or something, but to simply love each other and our neighbors.







–Adriel Sanchez

How Do I Discuss the End Times Without the “Doom and Gloom”?

Questions in this Episode

  1. In Mark 16:15-18, Jesus talks about the signs accompanying those who believe and mentions tongues and snake handling, it seems. This seems very odd and today’s skeptic could point to this and say, “here, Christian, drink this poison and you should be fine, right?” What is the context and explanation I should be aware of here?
  2. As a follower of Christ I run across many others who believe we are living in the last days. For some, this gives them hope and others it gives them a sense of “gloom and doom.” How do you communicate this to non-believers without making it seem like its a message of “gloom and doom”?
  3. If God cares about his creation, why does he allow humans to tortue and mistreat animals every day?
  4. Are our good works proof of our faith and salvation?

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