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The Core Christianity radio program was created to address a growing problem in the United States—people do not understand what the Bible teaches. Seminary professor, author, and theologian Michael Horton helped launch the show that is now hosted by Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier.

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as the host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.

Dr. Bill Maier is a veteran broadcaster with a background in both general market and Christian radio. He also holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Biola University in Southern California. Many listeners may be familiar with Bill's work for the national media ministry Focus on the Family, where he hosted the “Weekend Magazine” program and the “Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier."

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The Core Christianity radio program was created to address a growing problem in the United States—people do not understand what the Bible teaches. Seminary professor, author, and theologian Michael Horton helped launch the show that is now hosted by Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier.

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as the host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.

Dr. Bill Maier is a veteran broadcaster with a background in both general market and Christian radio. He also holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Biola University in Southern California. Many listeners may be familiar with Bill's work for the national media ministry Focus on the Family, where he hosted the “Weekend Magazine” program and the “Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier."

    If God Forgives Me, Must I Right My Wrongs?

    If God Forgives Me, Must I Right My Wrongs?

    Episode 884 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    Can we apply the verses about the promised land in Isaiah 43 to us today or were they exclusively about Israel? My question is about sin. If you stole money when you were younger, do you have to pay it back, or is it just the same if we ask God for forgiveness? What does Peter mean when he calls women the weaker vessel in 1 Peter 3:7? Is it worth praying for someone who is almost like Satan? For example, is it God's will to pray for a figure like Adolf Hitler or Kim Jung-Eun and for their salvation? In Revelation it talks about the 7 eyes, 7 horns, and 7 hills. What do these mean? And who are the 24 elders?
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    Resources
    Core Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life?

    Core Guide - 5 Things You Should Know About the Bible’s Final Book

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    Core 1 Year Live Anniversary: Are My Questions a Sign that I Lack Faith?

    Core 1 Year Live Anniversary: Are My Questions a Sign that I Lack Faith?

    Episode 883 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. I am a trustee at my church and the leaders here are encouraging me to get ordained, but that idea makes me uncomfortable. What should I do?
    2. I have always felt that I have had a strong walk with God since childhood, but recently I find myself struggling with ideas of eternal judgment and even some of the ways doctrines and spiritual things are put so bluntly. Instead of receiving God’s word without question I find myself having to examine it, which makes me think God may see this as a lack of faith. Can you help me with this?
    3. What did Jesus do between age 12 and 30?
    4. Does the New Testament negate the Old Testament?
    5. Our grandson is Muslim and he is coming to live with my husband and I. How do we be hospitable while not being ashamed of Jesus’s name?
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    Resources Core Question – How Can I Share My Faith?
    Core Question – How Do I Live the Christian Life?

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    How Should We Address Segregation in the Church Today?

    How Should We Address Segregation in the Church Today?

    Episode 882 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. Why is it that in Matthew Jesus is said to come from Joseph’s genealogy? Shouldn’t he be said to come from Mary’s line since Joseph is only his adoptive father?
    2. I am an Assistant Pastor and since 2020 our church has focused on topics of diversity and social issues involving race and how those playout in the church. We have organized book clubs around this topic and have gotten a lot of push back. Multiple families have even left the church, they have accused me and the other pastors that talking about matters of racial diversity like this are a part of a leftist agenda. I have heard similar things happening in other churches and it grieves my heart. Why is this such an issue in churches today?
    3. What do you think of about preterist theology? Is there some truth that some of the prophecies in Revelation have already taken place?
    4. Is the rapture biblical?
    5. Are we still bound to Levitical food laws?
    6. If I don’t speak in tongues does that mean that I am not saved, is it the only sign of salvation, as preached by many pastors I hear today?
    Today’s Offer How to Read the Bible (Bible Study)
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    Resources Core Question – Does the Bible Condone Slavery?
    Core Question – What Are the Main Views of the End Times?

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    What Makes for a Good Preacher?

    What Makes for a Good Preacher?

    Episode 881 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. My brother and his wife are Jehovah’s Witnesses. Is it actually a cult?
    2. In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus seems to speak a lot about the Kingdom of Heaven, how important is it for us Christians to know what the Kingdom of Heaven is and is it here now?
    3. I am wondering how I should express myself when I am writing about the Bible. Passages in Timothy and Corinthians warn against clever words and departing from the teaching of the Bible. Does this mean it’s wrong to say things in a memorable way?
    4. Can angels still rebel against God?
    5. When is the right time to leave the church?
    6. How do we know which son Abraham really took up to the mountain to sacrifice—Isaac or Ishmael? Why does Genesis 22:2 say “take your only son” to be sacrificed? That is why Muslims believe it to be Ishmael as he was the first born.
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    Resources Core Question – What Do I Do When I’ve Been Hurt by the Church?
    Core Question – What are the Parables?

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    How Does God Punish Those Who Add to His Word?

    How Does God Punish Those Who Add to His Word?

    Episode 880 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. Why does God command the Israelites to invade Canaan, doesn’t this contradict the command not to murder?
    2. I have heard that anyone who adds or subtracts from the Word of God will be punished. I know that Mormons and Catholics have added to the Bible with other books, so why hasn’t God punished them, why are their churches growing?
    3. In Genesis 6, it talks about giants in the land and how they saw the daughters of man. Are these fallen angels or just giant human beings?
    4. Does the curse in Genesis 3 mean that we lost the freedom that Adam had to choose God for salvation?
    5. Is the Apostolic Church a biblical church?
    6. What Jesus was trying to explain to the disciples in Mark 8:18-21?
    Today’s Offer How to Read the Bible (Bible Study)
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    Resources Core Question – How Can God Be Loving and Wrathful?
    Core Question – How Do I Choose a Church?
    Core Question – Why Are There So Many Denominations?

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    Are Christian Hearts Still “Deceitful above All Things”?

    Are Christian Hearts Still “Deceitful above All Things”?

    Episode 879 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.
    Show Notes
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    Questions in this Episode
    1. With so many well established pastors teaching different doctrines from the Bible, how am I to discern the truth from the many different pastors and sermons I listen to on the radio and podcasts? How do I know who is right?
    2. I wonder if Jeremiah 17:9 contradicts Ezekiel 36:22-32? Does Jeremiah’s passage still apply to believers, are our hearts still deceitful above all things? Because Ezekiel says we have a new heart now.
    3. How do I know if I am truly forgiven? I fall into sin regularly and I pray for forgiveness but I don’t feel forgiven.
    4. I have been a member at my church for a few years now but I am wondering if I should leave. The pastors at my church talk about things that I find crude. Should I leave because of this?
    5. Did the Holy Spirit dwell in Jesus as he was fully man (and fully God) on earth, similar to the way he lives in all Christians today?
    Today’s Offer All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment
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    Resources Core Guide – 9 Ways to Know You Are Really a Christian
    Core Question – Can I Lose My Salvation?
    Core Question – How Do I Choose a Church?

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458 Ratings

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Great Apologetics

I’ve been listening to core Christianity for a few years now. Through this great apologetics ministry I have grown so much in grace and knowledge. Very thankful to all involved in the program.

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Very informative

Grateful to have stumbled upon this podcast. My heart cries out w/some of the questions-often, we all have the same struggles . Pastor explains verses & talks w/care. Enjoying the vast amount of questions/clarification on many topics. This is top listening here. Our time is precious, spend it well with what we invest our time with & what we ingest into our minds.
God bless all this podcast does for people.
Thank you both for Core Christianity

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