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Is It Sinful to Skip Church?

Did God Predestine Our Sin?

Aired January 1, 2020

Episode 348 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions about predestination, the mark of the beast, reaching out to the younger generation, and what Paul meant in Ephesians when he tells fathers not to provoke their children to anger.

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Episode 348 Show Notes

From the Show

Ever since Adam and Eve freely chose—of their own free will—chose disobedience sin has been our default setting. God doesn’t have to make us sin. He has to make us alive in Christ. He has to actively change our hearts, but he doesn’t have to actively turn our hearts away from him.

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. If God predestined everything as it teaches in Romans 9 and Ephesians 1 doesn’t this mean that God also predestines sin and that God is the author of sin? How does this not turn God into something that resembles the devil rather than what we find in Scripture? I want to believe what God’s word says but I can’t make sense of this in my mind.

2. In Revelation 13:15 it says, “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain,” how do you feel about the possibility that AI is the image of the beast?

3.How does a church that uses old hymns reach out to the younger generation?

4. What does it mean in Ephesians when Paul tells fathers not to provoke their children to anger?


For Calvinismby Michael Horton


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