Jan. 21, 2022

The Garden, Myrrh, and Critical Race Theory

The Garden, Myrrh, and Critical Race Theory

84: Pastor Plek, Pastor Joseph, and Catie Sas answer a long list of questions sent in after this week's sermon. Want to submit a question? Text 737-231-0605!

- Theology 101 question - if asked by an agnostic, atheist, etc. - “why is it wrong to be a Jew as opposed to a Christian, if Jesus was a Jew?” What is a proper response to that?

- "Perfect people rebelled against God." Can you explain more Adam and Eve's ability to sin when they were without sin? How do we know this cycle won't happen again when we are in the new heaven and new earth, without sin?

- In the Bible, it seems like names truly had meaning to the point that God would rename people to fit the new purpose He had for them.  In today culture we name kids whatever is trending or sound nice. Do you think the meaning of names are still important or that we are still speaking the definition of the name over individuals? 

- Why was the tree of knowledge even in the garden if it could lead to such a fall?

- What are the implications of animal death prior to Adam and Eve?

- How does the church define CRT (critical race theory)? Is it biblical? Does it / and if yes, how does it relate to the gospel?

- What is myrrh and why was it so valuable in biblical times?

- What are  your thoughts on the similarities between  Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh. (the snake that steals the plant of immortality, the flood story ...)

- The sermon made it sound like we have an excuse for our sins, That it's ok to sin because we will just end up repenting and repeat. Are we not supposed to work on being better and not sinning? Are we justified by Romans and can keep doing the things that we don't want to do because it says so? This is where it seems like there's a another part to the sermon. No where did it talk about needing to be more Christ like and try to stop sinning. It sound more that we are justified to sin and all we need to do is repent and we can keep sinning.

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