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How Should the Church Respond to the Josh Duggar Scandal?

Episode 702 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about Josh Duggar’s arrest, good works, the Talmud, evangelizing family members, and God’s love.

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Episode 702 Show Notes

From the Show

One of the things that you see in situations like Josh Duggar’s is that, often times, we assume abusers are people we can easily spot—the person off the street who looks funny, who doesn’t have any teeth, and creeps people out. But a lot of research shows that in cases of abuse, even in the church, comes from those who you wouldn’t have expected. If we don’t have safety protocols as congregations these kinds of things will continue to happen. It is very important for church leaders to talk about this, to be transparent about it, and to build structures into our church to train people to identify the markers of abuse.

–Adriel Sanchez

How Should the Church Respond to the Josh Duggar Scandal?

Questions in this Episode

  1. We were talking with a Catholic couple who said that Eve was Adam’s second wife. They say that this is taught in the Talmud and in Isaiah 34:14. Can you explain why we do not accept this teaching or hold to the Talmud?
  2. In the Old Testament, it says that God hates the wicked. So, does this mean that God hated us before we were saved?
  3. What happened to the aquatic animals during the time of Noah’s ark?
  4. Why do people think that doing good works mean you’re saved, and why do people think that they are saved if they are baptized or say the sinner’s prayer?
  5. How do Christians lead family members and coworkers to Christ?
  6. With the recent news regarding the arrest of Josh Duggar, I do not understand how and why churches are able to have these kinds of predators in their midst. Why do these kinds of stories and scandals keep coming out? Shouldn’t churches be difficult places for these kinds of figures to hide instead of easy ones?

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