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How to Honor Your Parents When you Disagree About Theology

Episode 619 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about current events, evolution, how to honor your parents when you disagree theologically, and God’s providence.

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Episode 619 Show Notes

From the Show

How do you love and relate to people who disagree with you theologically? First and foremost, you want to be respectful, and we ought to be thankful that our loved ones are believers. That they know and love Jesus. And second, you want to open up the scriptures together with humility.

——Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. I am wondering if you have any advice on when and when not to bring up current events or pop culture into your bible teaching? I am a bible teacher and note that some preachers bring up current issues and make pop-culture references non-stop while others never mention these things. Any advice on how to do this well without watering down the biblical message?

2. I remember learning in 6th grade how humans evolved from hominids, so I am wondering how the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible may or may not fit together with findings in human evolutionary biology?

3. I am out of college living at home with my mother and grandmother and they believe that the miraculous sign of tongues is still in use for Christians today. I do not think this is the more accurate biblical view. How do I speak with them about this topic but be respectful about it? I love both my mom and grandmother and do not want to disrespect them.

4. The last few years I have chosen an attribute of God in which to meditate during the year. This year I’m meditating on God’s Providence. Please tell me what the distinction is between God’s Sovereignty and God’s Providence.

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