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Core Christianity

May 26, 2020

Episode 452 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

Show Notes

Key questions answered in today's show:

1. What is the difference between God's will and providence? 

2. Does it matter what Bible translation you read?

3. Everyday I wake up wondering if I am saved. It doesn’t matter how much I have prayed, how much I try not to do the things that I’ve asked forgiveness for. I just wake up with this monkey on my back, that I’m not saved. Everyday for 8 years I’ve gone through this, and I don’t want to go through it no more. It has left me wanting it to be over, to be done with life. I’m just wondering what it is that I should do? If I’m making the same mistake again and again, then maybe I’m not truly repenting. It has left me very impatient with people around me, with myself. I feel like all day long I am constantly begging for forgiveness and just feeling extremely depressed. 

4. How did so many cultures and people come from Adam and Eve?

5. I have been using the psalms more to inspire my own prayers, but I keep running into these moments in the psalms where the psalmist will claim his own innocence, that he’ll appeal his own innocence so that God will listen to him. For instance, in Psalm 17:1–5 we hear David do this. Is the psalmist actually innocent, as he is claiming to be? And if so, I kind of find it hard to echo this prayer because other passages describe how deep sin goes in the heart. Am I supposed to have the same confidence in my own innocence that David had? Am I supposed to see this as a prayer of Christ, who actually is innocent? And if so, how does this inform my own prayers. 


Putting Amazing Back into Grace: Embracing The Heart Of The Gospel by Michael Horton

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