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Core Christianity

Jan 25, 2019

Episode 105 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions.

Show Notes

Key questions answered in today's show:

1. Dr. Horton, I recently read a book about someone having a dream about them going to hell and being told about Jesus. Does God work through visions and dreams? What should I think about their account of hell?

2. I have a friend who stopped going to church because he thinks that Christians are too intolerant. At first, I tried to object to that stereotype, but his interactions with other Christians haven’t been models of Christ-likeness. Some Christian people have treated him in very sinful ways and have said horrible things about him that I know aren’t true. What should I do to help my friend see that Jesus is bigger than our sin? 

3. In Isaiah chapter 11 he speaks about a wolf dwelling with a lamb and a leopard lying down with a young goat. Is Isaiah talking about heaven? And does this mean that there will be animals in heaven?

4. When Jesus prayed that the church would be one it didn’t seem like he had in mind that there would be multiple denominations. How do we reconcile this with that fact that it would seem like God would answer Jesus’ prayer for unity? What should we as Christians be doing to achieve unity?

5. Revelation 22:17 say, “And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” Does this mean that anyone could be saved? And if salvation is free why don’t more people accept Jesus as Lord?

6. In the opening of 1 Corinthians Paul says that they are sanctified and they are saints. But throughout the letter it doesn't seem like they are saints at all but childish and sinful. Was Paul being sarcastic or was he speaking literally?