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Avoiding The Way of Cain

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April 7, 2020
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The truth that there is only one acceptable way to approach holy God is nothing new. The exclusivity of God is seen throughout the Old Testament; as we will discover today.

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WE AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • WHEN WE ASK PEOPLE IFTHEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES
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  • TO BE A GOOD PERSON,
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  • MOST PEOPLE LIKELYWOULD SAY YES.
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  • BUT COMPARINGOURSELVES TO OTHERS
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  • DOESN'T TELL THE WHOLE STORY.
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  • ONCE WE COMPAREOURSELVES TO A HOLY GOD,
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  • WE QUICKLY SEEOUR MASSIVE FLAWS.
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  • TODAY I'M GOING TO EXPLAINWHY NONE OF US CAN MEASURE UP
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  • TO THE GLORY ANDHOLINESS OF GOD.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"AVOIDING THE WAY OF CAIN"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OFAMERICANS BELIEVE
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  • THAT MUSLIMS, BUDDHISTS,AND CHRISTIANS
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  • ALL WORSHIP THE SAME GOD.
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  • BUT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE,THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
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  • EQUIP YOURSELF TODEFEND THE TRUTH
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  • WITH A HELPFUL RESOURCE CALLED
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  • "CHRISTIANITY:CULTS & RELIGIONS."
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  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
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  • HIGHLIGHTS THE KEY BELIEFSOF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
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  • AND EXPOSES FALSE RELIGIONSLIKE ISLAM, BUDDHISM,
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  • AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESS.
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  • THE BROCHURE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • NOTHING WILL CAUSE A MOREVITRIOLIC REACTION FROM PEOPLE
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  • THAN INSISTING THERE ISONLY ONE WAY TO ESCAPE HELL
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  • AND EXPERIENCE HEAVEN.
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  • BY THE WAY, I'M NOTSPEAKING THEORETICALLY,
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  • I'M SPEAKING FROMPERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
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  • NOT LONG AGO I RECEIVED AN EMAIL
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  • FROM SOMEBODY WHO HADLISTENED TO A MESSAGE
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  • IN WHICH I WAS CLAIMING THEREIS ONLY ONE WAY TO BE SAVED.
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  • THIS MAN IDENTIFIEDHIMSELF AS A CHRISTIAN
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  • AND AS A MEMBER OF ACONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN
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  • DENOMINATION. HE WROTE,"I THOUGHT CHRISTIANS
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  • "WERE TOLERANT OFOTHER RELIGIONS,
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  • "THAT THEY BELIEVED THEUNITED STATES WAS ESTABLISHED
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  • "SO THAT ALL PEOPLECOULD WORSHIP
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  • "ACCORDING TO THEIR DESIRES.
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  • "SHAME, SHAME ON YOUFOR TALKING ABOUT THINGS
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  • "YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF.
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  • "YOU ARE A SON OF THE DEVIL
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  • "IF YOU ARE NOT TOLERANTOF ALL RELIGIONS."
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  • HOW IS THAT FOR BEING TOLERANT?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • APPARENTLY, THIS MAN HAD AMISUNDERSTANDING OF TOLERANCE,
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  • LIKE MANY PEOPLE DO.
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  • HE THOUGHT BEING TOLERANTMEANS THAT WE BELIEVE
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  • THAT ALL IDEAS ANDBELIEFS ARE EQUALLY VALID.
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  • NO, THAT'S NOTWHAT TOLERANCE IS.
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  • MY SIMPLE DEFINITIONOF TOLERANCE IS
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  • RESPECTING OTHER PEOPLE'SRIGHT TO BE WRONG.
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  • THERE IS AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH,
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TOACCEPT IT OR NOT.
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  • I RESPECT YOURRIGHT TO BE WRONG.
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  • BUT ALL TRUTHS ARENOT EQUALLY VALID
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  • AND NOT ALL ROADSLEAD TO HEAVEN.
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  • LAST TIME, WE BEGANLOOKING AT THE TRUTH
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  • THAT THIS IDEA OFONE WAY OF SALVATION
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  • DIDN'T START INTHE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • THE GENESIS OF THIS IDEA IS,WELL, IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
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  • IT BEGINS ON THE OPENINGPAGES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • AND SPECIFICALLY LAST TIMEWE LOOKED AT FIVE THINGS
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  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • THAT POINT TO THEEXCLUSIVITY OF SALVATION.
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  • WE ONLY HAD TIME LAST TIMETO LOOK AT THE FIRST TWO,
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  • SO LET ME REVIEWTHEM FOR YOU BRIEFLY.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WE TALKEDABOUT THE ONENESS OF GOD.
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  • THAT IS THE MOST BASIC TRUTHFOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • THE ONENESS OF GOD.
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  • REMEMBER DEUTERONOMY 6:4?
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  • "HEAR, O ISRAEL.
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  • "THE LORD YOUR GOD IS ONE GOD."
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  • THERE ARE NOT MANYGODS, THERE IS ONE GOD.
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  • AND WHO IS THE REAL GOD?
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  • HE IS THE ONE WHOIDENTIFIED HIMSELF TO MOSES,
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  • SAYING, "I AM WHO I AM."
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  • NOT, "I AM WHOEVERYOU THINK I AM."
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  • THAT'S THE ONENESS OF GOD.
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  • THE SECOND THING WELOOKED AT LAST TIME
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  • WAS THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
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  • THE MOST TRANSCENDENTDESCRIPTION OF GOD
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  • FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE BIBLE
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  • IS THE ONES THAT THEANGELS PROCLAIMED
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  • IN ISAIAH'S VISION OF GOD
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  • WHEN HE HEARD THE ANGELSPROCLAIM, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY."
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  • YOU REMEMBER THAT WORDHOLY MEANS LITERALLY
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  • TO CUT OR TO SEPARATE.
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  • WHEN WE SAY GOD IS HOLY,
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  • WE ARE SAYING GOD IS SEPARATE,
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  • HE IS A CUT ABOVEEVERYTHING AND EVERYONE
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  • IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH.
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  • AND, OF COURSE, THEHOLINESS OF GOD MEANS
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  • THAT HE IS DISTINCT FROM US
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  • AND HE HAS ASEPARATION FROM SIN.
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  • GOD HAS A ZERO-TOLERANCELEVEL FOR SIN.
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  • HE IS SEPARATE FROM EVIL.
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  • IN HABAKKUK 1:13, GODSAYS,
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  • "THINE EYES ARE TOOPURE TO APPROVE EVIL,
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  • "AND THOU CANST NOT LOOKON WICKEDNESS WITH FAVOR."
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  • OF COURSE, THE FACT THAT GODIS HOLY, SEPARATE FROM SIN,
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  • PRESENTS A PROBLEM FOR US
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  • BECAUSE OF A THIRD TRUTH YOUFIND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
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  • AND THAT IS THESINFULNESS OF MAN.
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  • THERE IS A MORAL GULFBECAUSE OF GOD'S HOLINESS
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  • BETWEEN A HOLY GODAND A SINFUL MAN.
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  • IT IS A GULF THAT BEGANIN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
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  • AND CONTINUES TODAY.
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  • THE VERY FIRST TIME THATTHAT PRAYER WAS EVER UTTERED
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  • IS FOUND IN GENESIS 3.
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  • TAKE YOUR BIBLES ANDTURN THERE, IF YOU WILL.
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  • YOU REMEMBER THE STORY?
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  • GOD HAD PLANTED THE FIRSTCOUPLE, ADAM AND EVE,
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  • IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
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  • AND GOD HAD SAIDTO ADAM AND EVE,
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  • "YOU CAN EAT OF ANY TREE YOUWANT TO EAT OF EXCEPT ONE."
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  • BUT SATAN UTILIZED A STRATEGYTHAT HE STILL USES TODAY
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  • TO DECEIVE PEOPLE.
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  • INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ONALL OF THE PROVISIONS
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  • GOD HAD MADE FOR THEM,
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  • SATAN CAUSED THAT FIRST COUPLE
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  • TO FOCUS IN ON THATONE PROHIBITION,
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  • THE ONE THING THEY COULDN'T DO.
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  • AND SUDDENLY THEYBECAME OBSESSED
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  • WITH THAT ONE THING GODSAID YOU COULDN'T DO.
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  • AND SO SATAN SAIDTO THE FIRST COUPLE,
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  • HAS GOD REALLY SAID,"DON'T EAT OF THAT TREE?"
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  • HE CAUSED THEM TODOUBT THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • AND THEN, WHEN HE DIDN'THAVE ANY SUCCESS THERE,
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  • HE ATTACKED THECHARACTER OF GOD.
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  • HE SAID, "YOU KNOW WHYGOD DOESN'T WANT YOU
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  • "TO EAT THAT TREE?
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  • "GOD IS A COSMIC KILLJOYWHO DOESN'T WANT YOU TO HAVE
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  • "ANY FUN AT ALL.
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  • "GOD IS TRYING TO ROB YOU OFTHAT ONE EXPERIENCE IN LIFE
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  • "THAT WILL BRING TRUEFULFILLMENT TO YOU.
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  • "GOD IS PARANOID.
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  • "HE'S AFRAID YOU'LL DISCOVER
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  • "THAT YOU CAN LIVE LIFEJUST FINE WITHOUT HIM."
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  • SOMEBODY WELL SAID,"ALL SIN IS ROOTED
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  • "IN A BASIC CONTEMPT FOR GOD."
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  • YOU CAN'T TRUST GOD.
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  • GOD CAN'T BE TRUSTED,
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  • HE'S TRYING TO KEEPSOMETHING GOOD FROM YOU.
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  • HOW DID EVE RESPOND?
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  • WELL, UNFORTUNATELY SHELITERALLY TOOK THE BAIT
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  • BY TAKING A BITE OFTHAT FORBIDDEN FRUIT.
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  • VERSE 6, "WHEN THE WOMAN SAW
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  • "THAT THE TREE WAS GOOD FOR FOOD
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  • "AND THAT IT WAS ADELIGHT TO THE EYES
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  • "AND THAT THE TREE WASDESIRABLE TO MAKE ONE WISE,
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  • "SHE TOOK FROMITS FRUIT AND ATE,
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  • "AND SHE GAVE ALSO TO HERHUSBAND WITH HER, AND HE ATE."
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  • YOU SAY, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
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  • ONE LITTLE MISTAKE, ONE LITTLEBITE OF THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
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  • WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
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  • HERE'S THE BIG DEAL, PAULEXPLAINED IT IN ROMANS 5:12
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  • WHAT THAT ONE ACTOF DISOBEDIENCE
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  • MEANS TO YOU AND TO ME TODAY.
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  • ROMANS 5:12 SAYS, "THEREFORE,JUST AS THROUGH ONE MAN
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  • "SIN ENTERED THE WORLD,AND DEATH THROUGH SIN,
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  • "AND SO DEATH SPREAD TO ALLMEN, BECAUSE ALL SINNED."
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  • AT THE MOMENT OFTHEIR DISOBEDIENCE,
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  • SIN SPREAD LIKE A VIRUSTHROUGH THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE,
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  • AND WITH THAT SIN CAME DEATH,SPIRITUAL SEPARATION FROM GOD.
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  • G. K. CHESTERTON ONCE SAID,"THE ONLY PART OF THEOLOGY
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  • "THAT CAN ACTUALLY BE PROVED
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  • "IS ORIGINAL SIN."
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  • BECAUSE WE PROVE IT EVERYDAY OF OUR LIFE, DON'T WE?
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  • EVERY DAY, EVERY HOUROF EVERY DAY WE PROVE
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  • THAT WE HAVE INHERITEDTHE SIN VIRUS.
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  • YOU MIGHT SAY, WELL,OKAY, I'M NOT PERFECT.
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  • I MAKE A FEW MISTAKES.
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  • BUT I'M NOT THAT BAD.
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  • HERE'S THE PROBLEM WITHCOMING TO THAT CONCLUSION.
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  • YOU AND I AREN'TQUALIFIED TO DIAGNOSE
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  • OUR SPIRITUAL CONDITION.
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  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHATWE SAY ABOUT OURSELVES.
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  • WE'RE NOT THE ONES TOMAKE THE DIAGNOSIS.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUTOUR SPIRITUAL CONDITION?
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  • HE SAYS WE HAVE AMALIGNANCY ON OUR SOUL
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  • THAT IS GOING TO ENDIN ETERNAL DEATH.
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  • IF YOU WANNA KNOW HOWGOD REALLY LOOKS AT YOU,
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  • JUST READ WHAT HE'SWRITTEN ON YOUR CHART.
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  • DO YOU WANT ME TO READ IT TO YOU
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  • WHAT HE'S WRITTENABOUT YOU AND ME,
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  • WHAT OUR REAL CONDITION IS?
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  • GENESIS 6:5.
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  • "THEN THE LORD SAW THATTHE WICKEDNESS OF MAN
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  • "WAS GREAT ON THE EARTH
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  • "AND THAT EVERY INTENT OFTHE THOUGHTS OF HIS HEART
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  • "WAS ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY."
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  • THAT'S HOW GOD LOOKS ON MAN.
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  • HE LOOKS AT US ASCOMPLETELY EVIL,
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  • EVERY THOUGHT WE HAVEIS EVIL CONTINUALLY.
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  • OR LISTEN TO PSALM 14:1 AND 3
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  • "THE FOOL HAS SAID IN HISHEART, 'THERE IS NO GOD.'
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  • "THEY ARE CORRUPT, THEY HAVECOMMITTED ABOMINABLE DEEDS,
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  • "THERE IS NO ONE WHO DOES GOOD.
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  • "THEY HAVE ALL TURNED ASIDE.
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  • "TOGETHER THEY HAVEBECOME CORRUPT.
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  • "THERE IS NO ONE WHO DOESGOOD, NO, NOT EVEN ONE."
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  • IF THOSE WORDS SOUND FAMILIAR,
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  • THOSE ARE THE WORDS PAULQUOTES IN ROMANS 3,
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  • AND HE CONCLUDES WITH,"FOR ALL HAVE SINNED
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  • "AND FALLEN SHORT OFTHE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • BUT NOTICE WHAT HE'S SAYING.
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  • THERE'S NOT ONEPERSON, GOD SAYS,
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  • WHO DOES GOOD IN THEWORLD, NOT EVEN ONE.
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  • OR JEREMIAH 17:9.
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  • "THE HEART IS MOREDECEITFUL THAN ALL ELSE
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  • "AND IS DESPERATELY SICK.
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  • "WHO CAN UNDERSTAND IT?"
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  • IT'S THIS DIAGNOSISOF THE HUMAN CONDITION
  • 00:10:35.658 --> 00:10:37.893
  • THAT HAVE LED THEOLOGIANSTO ADOPT A DOCTRINE
  • 00:10:37.927 --> 00:10:40.529
  • THEY CALL THE TOTALDEPRAVITY OF MAN.
  • 00:10:40.563 --> 00:10:43.632
  • WHAT IS MAN'S SPIRITUAL STATE?
  • 00:10:43.666 --> 00:10:45.301
  • MAN IS TOTALLY DEPRAVED.
  • 00:10:45.334 --> 00:10:48.704
  • NOW LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:10:48.738 --> 00:10:50.005
  • THE TOTAL DEPRAVITYOF MAN DOESN'T DEAL
  • 00:10:50.039 --> 00:10:52.475
  • WITH THE DEPTH OF OUR SINBUT THE BREADTH OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:10:52.508 --> 00:10:58.914
  • WHEN WE SAY MAN ISTOTALLY DEPRAVED,
  • 00:10:58.948 --> 00:11:01.417
  • WE'RE NOT SAYING ANY OFUS IS BAD AS WE COULD BE.
  • 00:11:01.450 --> 00:11:05.454
  • I MEAN, SIN COULD ALWAYSPULL EVERY ONE OF US
  • 00:11:05.488 --> 00:11:07.590
  • DOWN A LITTLE BITFURTHER, COULDN'T IT?
  • 00:11:07.623 --> 00:11:10.326
  • NO, THE TOTAL DEPRAVITYDOESN'T HAVE TO DO
  • 00:11:10.359 --> 00:11:12.595
  • WITH THE DEPTH OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:11:12.628 --> 00:11:14.330
  • IT HAS TO DO WITH THEBREADTH OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:11:14.363 --> 00:11:15.965
  • THAT IS THAT SIN VIRUS,THAT CANCER CELL OF SIN
  • 00:11:15.998 --> 00:11:20.569
  • THAT IS IN OUR BODY
  • 00:11:20.603 --> 00:11:21.837
  • HAS SPREAD TO EVERYPART OF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:21.871 --> 00:11:24.807
  • EVERY PART OF OURLIFE HAS BEEN INFECTED
  • 00:11:24.840 --> 00:11:27.409
  • AND POLLUTED BY SIN.
  • 00:11:27.443 --> 00:11:29.478
  • AND WHEN GOD EVALUATES US,
  • 00:11:29.512 --> 00:11:30.846
  • HE DOESN'T COMPAREUS TO OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:11:30.880 --> 00:11:32.882
  • HE COMPARES US TO HIMSELF.
  • 00:11:32.915 --> 00:11:35.484
  • AND BY THAT STANDARD,WE ARE TOTALLY DEPRAVED.
  • 00:11:35.518 --> 00:11:38.921
  • THINK OF IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:11:38.954 --> 00:11:40.589
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THENORTH POLE AND SOUTH POLE
  • 00:11:40.623 --> 00:11:44.293
  • IS CONSIDERABLE,EVERYBODY AGREE WITH THAT?
  • 00:11:44.326 --> 00:11:47.296
  • THERE'S A CONSIDERABLEGEOGRAPHICAL DIFFERENCE
  • 00:11:47.329 --> 00:11:50.432
  • BETWEEN THE NORTHAND SOUTH POLES.
  • 00:11:50.466 --> 00:11:54.270
  • BUT THAT DIFFERENCEIS NEGLIGIBLE
  • 00:11:54.303 --> 00:11:57.106
  • COMPARED TO THE DISTANCEBETWEEN THE NORTH POLE
  • 00:11:57.139 --> 00:12:00.176
  • AND THE FARTHESTSTAR IN THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:12:00.209 --> 00:12:03.913
  • SO IT IS IN OURRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:12:03.946 --> 00:12:07.283
  • WE THINK THERE'STHIS GREAT DIFFERENCE
  • 00:12:07.316 --> 00:12:08.984
  • BETWEEN HUMAN BEINGSAND THE WORLD.
  • 00:12:09.018 --> 00:12:11.420
  • NO, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENHUMANS AND THE WORLD,
  • 00:12:11.453 --> 00:12:13.889
  • THE MOST HOLY UNBELIEVERYOU CAN THINK OF
  • 00:12:13.923 --> 00:12:19.628
  • AND THE WORST SINNER,
  • 00:12:19.662 --> 00:12:21.096
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENPEOPLE IS ABOUT THIS MUCH
  • 00:12:21.130 --> 00:12:23.265
  • COMPARED TO THE DISTANCEBETWEEN ALL OF US
  • 00:12:23.299 --> 00:12:25.968
  • AND A HOLY GOD.
  • 00:12:26.001 --> 00:12:27.837
  • AND THAT LEADS TOANOTHER TRUTH THAT WE SEE
  • 00:12:27.870 --> 00:12:30.239
  • THROUGHOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:12:30.272 --> 00:12:32.141
  • THE FOURTH TRUTH, AND THATIS THE NEED FOR A SACRIFICE.
  • 00:12:32.174 --> 00:12:36.111
  • BECAUSE OF OUR SINFULNESSAND THE HOLINESS OF GOD,
  • 00:12:36.145 --> 00:12:39.081
  • WE NEED A SACRIFICE FOR OUR SIN,
  • 00:12:39.114 --> 00:12:41.884
  • AND WE SEE THATFOR THE FIRST TIME
  • 00:12:41.917 --> 00:12:43.652
  • IN GENESIS 3:7.
  • 00:12:43.686 --> 00:12:45.421
  • LOOK WHAT HAPPENED AFTER ADAMAND EVE REBELLED AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:12:45.454 --> 00:12:49.291
  • "THEN THE EYES OF BOTHOF THEM WERE OPENED,
  • 00:12:49.325 --> 00:12:52.628
  • "AND THEY KNEW THATTHEY WERE NAKED,
  • 00:12:52.661 --> 00:12:55.297
  • "AND THEY SEWEDFIG LEAVES TOGETHER
  • 00:12:55.331 --> 00:12:57.867
  • "AND MADE THEMSELVESLOIN COVERINGS."
  • 00:12:57.900 --> 00:13:01.237
  • REMEMBER THIS, SINALWAYS PRODUCES GUILT,
  • 00:13:01.270 --> 00:13:05.841
  • AND THAT GUILT ALWAYSPRODUCES A DESIRE
  • 00:13:05.875 --> 00:13:08.744
  • TO COVER OVER OUR GUILT.
  • 00:13:08.777 --> 00:13:11.013
  • AND THAT'S WHATADAM AND EVE DID.
  • 00:13:11.046 --> 00:13:12.414
  • THE FIRST THING THEY DID WAS,
  • 00:13:12.448 --> 00:13:14.083
  • AFTER THEY WEREAWARE OF THEIR SIN,
  • 00:13:14.116 --> 00:13:16.619
  • THEY TRIED TO SEWTOGETHER THEIR OWN COVER
  • 00:13:16.652 --> 00:13:19.488
  • TO HIDE THEIR NAKEDNESS.
  • 00:13:19.521 --> 00:13:21.790
  • BUT NOTICE WHATHAPPENED IN GENESIS 3:8
  • 00:13:21.824 --> 00:13:24.293
  • WHEN GOD CAME LOOKING FORTHEM IN THE COOL OF THE DAY.
  • 00:13:24.326 --> 00:13:30.399
  • THEY STARTED TO FEEL ALITTLE DRAFTY IN THE GARDEN.
  • 00:13:30.432 --> 00:13:33.068
  • THEY WERE AWARE OF HOWINADEQUATE THEIR COVERING WAS.
  • 00:13:33.102 --> 00:13:36.505
  • AND THAT IS THE MOMENTTHAT GOD CONFRONTED THEM.
  • 00:13:36.538 --> 00:13:40.442
  • AND WHEN GOD CONFRONTED THEM,
  • 00:13:40.476 --> 00:13:42.678
  • ONLY THEN WERETHEY IN A POSITION
  • 00:13:42.711 --> 00:13:44.847
  • TO RECEIVE THECOVERING HE HAD MADE.
  • 00:13:44.880 --> 00:13:47.349
  • LOOK AT VERSE 21.
  • 00:13:47.383 --> 00:13:49.084
  • "THEN, THE LORD GODMADE GARMENTS OF SKIN
  • 00:13:49.118 --> 00:13:53.355
  • "FOR ADAM AND HIS WIFE,
  • 00:13:53.389 --> 00:13:55.391
  • "AND CLOTHED THEM."
  • 00:13:55.424 --> 00:13:57.126
  • DID YOU KNOW THIS IS A RECORD
  • 00:13:57.159 --> 00:13:58.527
  • OF THE VERY FIRSTDEATH IN THE BIBLE?
  • 00:13:58.560 --> 00:14:01.497
  • NOTHING HAD DIEDBEFORE THIS TIME.
  • 00:14:01.530 --> 00:14:04.600
  • GOD WAS TEACHING ADAM ANDEVE AND ALL OF MANKIND
  • 00:14:04.633 --> 00:14:07.703
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONWE COULD EVER LEARN,
  • 00:14:07.736 --> 00:14:10.773
  • AND THAT IS SOMETHINGINNOCENT HAS TO DIE
  • 00:14:10.806 --> 00:14:14.109
  • FOR SOMETHING GUILTY.
  • 00:14:14.143 --> 00:14:15.711
  • AND GOD IS THE ONE WHOPROVIDES THE SACRIFICE.
  • 00:14:15.744 --> 00:14:20.282
  • WE READ FROM HEBREWS 9A FEW MOMENTS AGO
  • 00:14:20.316 --> 00:14:23.419
  • ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENTHE EARTHLY HIGH PRIEST
  • 00:14:23.452 --> 00:14:26.555
  • WHO ATONED FOR HIS OWN SINS
  • 00:14:26.588 --> 00:14:28.324
  • AND THEN ENTERED AMAN-MADE HOLY OF HOLIES
  • 00:14:28.357 --> 00:14:31.894
  • TO OFFER A CONTINUAL SACRIFICE
  • 00:14:31.927 --> 00:14:34.063
  • THAT HAD TO BE OFFEREDYEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR.
  • 00:14:34.096 --> 00:14:36.765
  • BUT LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS, OURTRUE HIGH PRIEST, DID FOR US.
  • 00:14:36.799 --> 00:14:40.336
  • "BUT WHEN THE CHRISTAPPEARED AS A HIGH PRIEST
  • 00:14:40.369 --> 00:14:43.172
  • "OF THE GOOD THINGS TO COME,
  • 00:14:43.205 --> 00:14:44.606
  • "HE ENTERED THROUGH THE GREATER
  • 00:14:44.640 --> 00:14:46.408
  • "AND THE MOREPERFECT TABERNACLE,
  • 00:14:46.442 --> 00:14:48.510
  • "NOT MADE WITH HANDS,
  • 00:14:48.544 --> 00:14:50.145
  • "THAT IS TO SAY, NOTOF THIS CREATION,
  • 00:14:50.179 --> 00:14:52.381
  • "AND NOT THROUGH THEBLOOD OF GOATS AND CALVES,
  • 00:14:52.414 --> 00:14:54.650
  • "BUT HE ENTEREDTHROUGH HIS OWN BLOOD.
  • 00:14:54.683 --> 00:14:56.652
  • "HE ENTERED THE HOLYPLACE ONCE FOR ALL,
  • 00:14:56.685 --> 00:14:59.822
  • "HAVING OBTAINEDETERNAL REDEMPTION."
  • 00:14:59.855 --> 00:15:02.958
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:15:02.992 --> 00:15:04.660
  • CHRIST PAID THE PRICE.
  • 00:15:04.693 --> 00:15:07.162
  • HE IS THE ONE WHO WAS OFFEREDTHE SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:15:07.196 --> 00:15:11.000
  • THE NEED FOR SACRIFICE.
  • 00:15:11.033 --> 00:15:13.635
  • AND THAT LEADS TOONE FINAL TRUTH
  • 00:15:13.669 --> 00:15:15.504
  • WE FIND THROUGHOUTTHE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:15:15.537 --> 00:15:17.639
  • AND THAT IS THE EXCLUSIVITYOF THE SACRIFICE.
  • 00:15:17.673 --> 00:15:22.411
  • AS YOU READ THROUGHTHE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:15:22.444 --> 00:15:23.879
  • ONE THING YOU'LL FINDOVER AND OVER AGAIN
  • 00:15:23.912 --> 00:15:26.315
  • IS THE SPECIFICITY OF WHICHGOD GAVE HIS INSTRUCTIONS.
  • 00:15:26.348 --> 00:15:30.252
  • FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN GODSPOKE TO NOAH AND SAID,
  • 00:15:30.285 --> 00:15:32.388
  • "NOW YOU NEED TO BUILD AN ARK."
  • 00:15:32.421 --> 00:15:35.157
  • DID GOD SAY TO NOAH, "NOWJUST USE YOUR CREATIVITY.
  • 00:15:35.190 --> 00:15:38.160
  • "BUILD THE BOAT ANYWAY YOU WANT TO.
  • 00:15:38.193 --> 00:15:39.361
  • "IF YOU WANT TWO DECKS, FINE.
  • 00:15:39.395 --> 00:15:40.696
  • "THREE DECKS, FINE.
  • 00:15:40.729 --> 00:15:42.264
  • "WHATEVER YOU WANNA DO,
  • 00:15:42.297 --> 00:15:43.832
  • "BUILD THE ARK HOWEVERYOU FEEL LIKE."
  • 00:15:43.866 --> 00:15:45.334
  • DID HE DO THAT? NO.
  • 00:15:45.367 --> 00:15:47.269
  • HE GAVE HIMLITERALLY A BLUEPRINT
  • 00:15:47.302 --> 00:15:50.105
  • OF HOW HE WANTED THAT ARK BUILT.
  • 00:15:50.139 --> 00:15:52.474
  • OR WHEN GOD GAVE THEISRAELITES INSTRUCTIONS
  • 00:15:52.508 --> 00:15:54.877
  • ABOUT THE OFFERINGS.
  • 00:15:54.910 --> 00:15:57.146
  • YOU FIND THOSE INLEVITICUS 16 - 27.
  • 00:15:57.179 --> 00:16:00.049
  • DID GOD SAY, "JUST OFFERANYTHING YOU WANNA OFFER TO ME.
  • 00:16:00.082 --> 00:16:03.752
  • "I'M REALLY NOTINTERESTED IN DETAILS.
  • 00:16:03.786 --> 00:16:05.521
  • "ALL I CARE ABOUT IS THECONDITION OF YOUR HEART
  • 00:16:05.554 --> 00:16:07.656
  • "AND YOUR ATTITUDE."
  • 00:16:07.689 --> 00:16:08.490
  • IS THAT WHAT HE SAID?
  • 00:16:08.524 --> 00:16:09.992
  • NO, HE GAVE VERYSPECIFIC DIRECTIONS.
  • 00:16:10.025 --> 00:16:12.561
  • YOU SEE, THE TRUTH WAS IFYOU'RE GOING TO APPROACH GOD,
  • 00:16:12.594 --> 00:16:15.564
  • LISTEN TO THIS, YOU HAVE TOAPPROACH GOD ON HIS TERMS
  • 00:16:15.597 --> 00:16:19.201
  • AND NOT YOUR TERMS.
  • 00:16:19.234 --> 00:16:21.036
  • THAT IS THE MESSAGE YOUFIND OVER AND OVER AGAIN
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:24.740
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:16:24.773 --> 00:16:26.308
  • AND PERHAPS THEBEST ILLUSTRATION
  • 00:16:26.341 --> 00:16:28.310
  • OF THE EXCLUSIVITY OFHOW WE APPROACH GOD
  • 00:16:28.343 --> 00:16:32.181
  • IS FOUND IN THE STORYOF CAIN AND ABEL.
  • 00:16:32.214 --> 00:16:34.550
  • TURN OVER ONE CHAPTERTO GENESIS 4.
  • 00:16:34.583 --> 00:16:37.686
  • GENESIS 4:3.
  • 00:16:37.719 --> 00:16:39.888
  • "SO IT CAME ABOUT INTHE COURSE OF TIME
  • 00:16:39.922 --> 00:16:42.825
  • "THAT CAIN BROUGHT ANOFFERING TO THE LORD
  • 00:16:42.858 --> 00:16:45.427
  • "OF THE FRUIT OF THE GROUND.
  • 00:16:45.461 --> 00:16:47.129
  • "AND ABEL ON HISPART ALSO BROUGHT
  • 00:16:47.162 --> 00:16:49.565
  • "OF THE FIRSTLINGS OF THE FLOCKAND OF THEIR FAT PORTIONS.
  • 00:16:49.598 --> 00:16:53.202
  • "AND THE LORD HAD REGARD,"THAT MEANS HE ACCEPTED,
  • 00:16:53.235 --> 00:16:56.438
  • "ABEL AND HIS OFFERING.
  • 00:16:56.472 --> 00:16:58.774
  • "BUT FOR CAIN AND HISOFFERING, GOD HAD NO REGARD.
  • 00:16:58.807 --> 00:17:02.945
  • "SO CAIN BECAME VERY ANGRYAND HIS COUNTENANCE FELL."
  • 00:17:02.978 --> 00:17:07.816
  • AND BECAUSE GOD REJECTED CAIN'SOFFERING, CAIN BECAME ANGRY.
  • 00:17:07.850 --> 00:17:11.920
  • THAT LED TO THE FIRST MURDERIN HUMAN HISTORY, GENESIS 4:8.
  • 00:17:11.954 --> 00:17:16.625
  • IT ALSO LED TO THEFIRST LIE, A LIE TO GOD,
  • 00:17:16.658 --> 00:17:19.862
  • WHEN GOD CONFRONTEDCAIN IN VERSE 9.
  • 00:17:19.895 --> 00:17:23.031
  • BUT YOU KNOW THE STORY RAISESTHE INTERESTING QUESTION,
  • 00:17:23.065 --> 00:17:25.134
  • WHY IS IT THAT GODACCEPTED ABEL'S OFFERING
  • 00:17:25.167 --> 00:17:28.003
  • AND REJECTED CAIN'S OFFERING?
  • 00:17:28.036 --> 00:17:30.739
  • THE TRUTH IS THEBIBLE TELLS US EXACTLY
  • 00:17:30.772 --> 00:17:33.075
  • WHY GOD ACCEPTED ABEL'S OFFERAND REJECTED CAIN'S OFFERING.
  • 00:17:33.108 --> 00:17:38.080
  • HEBREWS 11:4 SAYS, "BYFAITH ABEL OFFERED TO GOD
  • 00:17:38.113 --> 00:17:42.584
  • "A BETTER SACRIFICE THAN CAIN,
  • 00:17:42.618 --> 00:17:46.121
  • "THROUGH WHICH HE HADOBTAINED THE TESTIMONY
  • 00:17:46.155 --> 00:17:47.956
  • "THAT HE WAS RIGHTEOUS,
  • 00:17:47.990 --> 00:17:49.358
  • "GOD TESTIFYING ABOUT HIS GIFTS,
  • 00:17:49.391 --> 00:17:51.460
  • "AND THROUGH FAITH, THOUGHHE IS DEAD, HE STILL SPEAKS."
  • 00:17:51.493 --> 00:17:57.599
  • NOW WE JUST SAW HOWSPECIFIC GOD WAS
  • 00:17:57.633 --> 00:17:59.168
  • IN THE INSTRUCTIONS HE GAVE.
  • 00:17:59.201 --> 00:18:01.770
  • I BELIEVE GOD GAVE SOMEVERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
  • 00:18:01.803 --> 00:18:05.674
  • TO CAIN AND ABEL ABOUT THEGIFT THEY WERE TO GIVE.
  • 00:18:05.707 --> 00:18:08.777
  • BUT THE REASON GOD DEMANDEDAN OFFERING, A SIN OFFERING,
  • 00:18:08.810 --> 00:18:13.515
  • WAS NOT TO SHOW HOW GOOD WEWERE BUT HOW EVIL WE ARE.
  • 00:18:13.549 --> 00:18:17.419
  • AND NOTHING CONVEYSOUR DESPERATE NEED
  • 00:18:17.452 --> 00:18:20.088
  • OTHER THAN SOMETHING HAVINGTO DIE FOR OUR GUILT.
  • 00:18:20.122 --> 00:18:25.360
  • CAIN DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT,OR HE CHOSE NOT TO ACCEPT IT,
  • 00:18:25.394 --> 00:18:28.730
  • SO HE TRIED TO COME TOGOD ON HIS OWN TERMS
  • 00:18:28.764 --> 00:18:32.634
  • RATHER THAN GOD'S TERMS.
  • 00:18:32.668 --> 00:18:34.369
  • YOU SAY, NOW, PASTOR,
  • 00:18:34.403 --> 00:18:35.771
  • YOU'RE BEING A LITTLETOO CREATIVE HERE.
  • 00:18:35.804 --> 00:18:38.507
  • THERE'S NOTHING ABOUT THATIN THE SCRIPTURE, IS THERE?
  • 00:18:38.540 --> 00:18:40.876
  • OH YES, THERE IS.
  • 00:18:40.909 --> 00:18:43.212
  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENTBOOK OF JUDE,
  • 00:18:43.245 --> 00:18:46.381
  • IT ONLY HAS ONE CHAPTER,SO IT'S JUDE VERSE 11.
  • 00:18:46.415 --> 00:18:49.451
  • LISTEN ABOUT WHAT THEWRITER SAYS ABOUT CAIN.
  • 00:18:49.484 --> 00:18:52.921
  • "WOE TO THEM, FOR THEYHAVE GONE THE WAY OF CAIN,
  • 00:18:52.955 --> 00:18:59.461
  • "AND FOR PAY THEYHAVE RUSHED HEADLONG
  • 00:18:59.494 --> 00:19:01.396
  • "INTO THE ERROR OF BALAAM,
  • 00:19:01.430 --> 00:19:02.631
  • "AND HAVE PERISHED INTHE REBELLION OF KORAH."
  • 00:19:02.664 --> 00:19:05.601
  • WHAT DOES HE MEAN,THE WAY OF CAIN?
  • 00:19:05.634 --> 00:19:07.703
  • LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:19:07.736 --> 00:19:09.238
  • THE WAY OF CAIN REPRESENTSEVERY RELIGION IN THE WORLD
  • 00:19:09.271 --> 00:19:15.344
  • THAT TRIES TO APPROACHGOD IN ITS OWN WAY
  • 00:19:15.377 --> 00:19:17.579
  • OTHER THAN THE ONE WAYTHROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:17.613 --> 00:19:20.482
  • CAIN WAS THE BEGINNING OFTHOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS
  • 00:19:20.515 --> 00:19:23.752
  • OF FALSE RELIGIONS THAT STILLEXIST IN THE WORLD TODAY.
  • 00:19:23.785 --> 00:19:27.956
  • PROVERBS 14:12, SAYS,
  • 00:19:27.990 --> 00:19:29.625
  • "THERE IS A WAY THATSEEMS RIGHT TO A MAN,
  • 00:19:29.658 --> 00:19:32.928
  • "BUT ITS END ISTHE WAY OF DEATH."
  • 00:19:32.961 --> 00:19:39.034
  • YOU KNOW WE NATURALLY,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:19:39.067 --> 00:19:41.536
  • REBEL AGAINST THISIDEA OF EXCLUSIVITY,
  • 00:19:41.570 --> 00:19:45.140
  • THAT THERE'S ONLY ONEWAY TO APPROACH GOD.
  • 00:19:45.173 --> 00:19:48.210
  • AND I THINK ONE REASONWE NATURALLY REJECT THIS
  • 00:19:48.243 --> 00:19:51.280
  • IS NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF PRIDE,
  • 00:19:51.313 --> 00:19:53.915
  • BUT IT'S OUR FEELING THATSOMEHOW SPIRITUAL MATTERS
  • 00:19:53.949 --> 00:19:59.655
  • ARE LESS EXACTING
  • 00:19:59.688 --> 00:20:02.224
  • THAN THAT WHICH WE CANSEE WITH OUR OWN EYES.
  • 00:20:02.257 --> 00:20:05.460
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THEINVISIBLE WORLD OF SPIRITUALITY
  • 00:20:05.494 --> 00:20:08.463
  • THAT IS LESS EXACTINGTHAN THE LAWS THAT GOVERN
  • 00:20:08.497 --> 00:20:11.967
  • THE WORLD THAT WECAN SEE AROUND US.
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:16.872
  • BUT IF YOU EVER MAKE THATCONCLUSION, YOU'RE IN REAL
  • 00:20:16.905 --> 00:20:19.508
  • DANGER, BECAUSE THERE ARE LAWSTHAT GOVERN THE INVISIBLE WORLD
  • 00:20:19.541 --> 00:20:24.246
  • JUST LIKE THERE ARE LAWS THATGOVERN THE VISIBLE WORLD.
  • 00:20:24.279 --> 00:20:27.516
  • I WAS THINKING ABOUT THATTRUTH YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
  • 00:20:27.549 --> 00:20:30.152
  • AS OUR AIRPLANE WASMAKING ITS APPROACH
  • 00:20:30.185 --> 00:20:32.354
  • THROUGH THE RAIN AND THETHUNDERSTORMS INTO DFW AIRPORT.
  • 00:20:32.387 --> 00:20:38.560
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT THE DATEOF AUGUST THE 2ND, 1985,
  • 00:20:38.593 --> 00:20:43.965
  • WHEN ANOTHER AIRLINER,DELTA FLIGHT 191,
  • 00:20:43.999 --> 00:20:48.236
  • WAS MAKING ITS FINAL APPROACHON THE RUNWAY 17 LEFT
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:51.573
  • AT DFW AIRPORT.
  • 00:20:51.606 --> 00:20:54.776
  • AS THE CAPTAIN LOOKED ATTHE END OF THE RUNWAY,
  • 00:20:54.810 --> 00:20:57.612
  • HE SAW A LITTLE THUNDERSTORMCLOUD AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY.
  • 00:20:57.646 --> 00:21:03.819
  • AT FIRST HE THOUGHT,"I'LL GO AROUND THAT
  • 00:21:03.852 --> 00:21:05.020
  • "AND APPROACH FROMTHE OTHER DIRECTION."
  • 00:21:05.053 --> 00:21:06.388
  • AND THEN HE THOUGHT TOHIMSELF, "WHY SHOULD I DO THAT?
  • 00:21:06.421 --> 00:21:08.390
  • "I HAVE HUNDREDS OFTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS
  • 00:21:08.423 --> 00:21:09.958
  • "OF AIRCRAFT UNDERNEATH ME,
  • 00:21:09.991 --> 00:21:11.660
  • "THREE POWERFULROLLS-ROYCE ENGINES,
  • 00:21:11.693 --> 00:21:14.596
  • "43.000 HOURS OF EXPERIENCEBETWEEN ME AND MY COPILOTS.
  • 00:21:14.629 --> 00:21:19.101
  • "WHAT CAN A LITTLEWIND AND RAIN DO
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  • "TO THIS MIGHTY JETLINER?"
  • 00:21:20.869 --> 00:21:24.106
  • AND SO HE MADE THE DECISIONTO APPROACH THAT RUNWAY
  • 00:21:24.139 --> 00:21:26.742
  • GOING THROUGH THATTHUNDERSTORM CLOUD.
  • 00:21:26.775 --> 00:21:30.379
  • WHAT THE CAPTAINDIDN'T REALIZE WAS
  • 00:21:30.412 --> 00:21:33.048
  • THAT WITHIN THATCLOUD WERE INVISIBLE
  • 00:21:33.081 --> 00:21:37.052
  • BUT VERY REAL FORCES AT WORK.
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  • MICROBURSTS,VORTEXES, WIND SHEAR.
  • 00:21:39.654 --> 00:21:43.091
  • THOSE INVISIBLE FORCESGRABBED HOLD OF THAT JETLINER
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  • AND THREW IT TO THEGROUND, KILLING 137 PEOPLE.
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  • NOW LISTEN TO ME.
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  • JUST AS THEREARE NATURAL LAWS
  • 00:21:55.003 --> 00:22:00.008
  • THAT GOVERNED THATDOOMED JETLINER
  • 00:22:00.041 --> 00:22:03.245
  • AS IT MADE ITSAPPROACH ON THE RUNWAY,
  • 00:22:03.278 --> 00:22:05.881
  • NATURAL BUT INVISIBLE LAWS,
  • 00:22:05.914 --> 00:22:08.517
  • SO THERE ARE SPIRITUAL LAWS
  • 00:22:08.550 --> 00:22:11.553
  • THAT ARE INVISIBLE BUT VERY REAL
  • 00:22:11.586 --> 00:22:14.923
  • THAT GOVERN OUR APPROACH TO GOD.
  • 00:22:14.956 --> 00:22:18.994
  • WE CAN TRY TO IGNORE THEM.
  • 00:22:19.027 --> 00:22:21.396
  • WE CAN TRY TO SAY, WELL,I'LL APPROACH GOD IN MY WAY.
  • 00:22:21.430 --> 00:22:25.600
  • BUT THE RESULT WILLBE SPIRITUAL DISASTER.
  • 00:22:25.634 --> 00:22:30.038
  • THE THEME OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • AND THE NEW TESTAMENT IS SIMPLE.
  • 00:22:32.007 --> 00:22:33.975
  • THERE ARE NOT MANY WAYS TO GOD.
  • 00:22:34.009 --> 00:22:37.045
  • THERE IS ONE WAYTO APPROACH GOD.
  • 00:22:37.078 --> 00:22:40.348
  • IT IS THROUGH THE ONE WHO SAID,
  • 00:22:40.382 --> 00:22:42.617
  • "I AM THE WAY, THETRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
  • 00:22:42.651 --> 00:22:46.688
  • "NO MAN COMES TO THEFATHER, EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
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  • JUST AS CAIN WANTED TOPLEASE GOD ON HIS OWN TERMS,
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  • PEOPLE ARE DOING THEVERY SAME THING TODAY.
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  • THEY WANT TO BELIEVE THATANY NOBLE ATTEMPT AT GOODNESS
  • 00:23:03.138 --> 00:23:06.641
  • QUALIFIES AS A LEGITIMATEEFFORT TO SATISFY OUR HOLY GOD.
  • 00:23:06.675 --> 00:23:12.814
  • PROPAGATING THIS LIE HASETERNAL CONSEQUENCES.
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  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN."
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  • AS WE CONCLUDE TODAY'S MESSAGE,
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  • THANK YOU FOR HELPINGUS PIERCE THE DARKNESS
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONEPROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA.
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  • WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCEREFOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:24:20.949 --> 00:24:23.818
  • WHO WORSHIP A GODBY ANOTHER NAME?
  • 00:24:23.852 --> 00:24:25.854
  • AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
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  • THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OFJESUS IS VERY UNPOPULAR.
  • 00:24:30.992 --> 00:24:35.263
  • BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR THAT"NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER
  • 00:24:35.297 --> 00:24:38.867
  • "EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
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  • WHAT SATAN IS DOINGIS USING RELIGION
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  • FROM THE TRUE LIGHTOF JESUS CHRIST
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  • WHEN IT COMES TOYOUR ETERNAL DESTINY,
  • 00:25:35.390 --> 00:25:38.026
  • THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO PLACEFOR AMBIVALENCE OR UNCERTAINTY.
  • 00:25:38.059 --> 00:25:42.464
  • TRAGICALLY, SOME PREACHERSATTEMPT TO SWEETEN THEIR
  • 00:25:42.497 --> 00:25:46.067
  • APPROACH AND ENTICETHEIR CONGREGATION
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  • BY DESCRIBING A GOSPELTHAT DOESN'T EXIST.
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  • AS A RESULT, PEOPLE AREALLOWING THEIR BELIEFS
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  • TO BE SHAPED BY WHATTHEY WISH JESUS SAID,
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  • NOT WHAT HE ACTUALLY SAID.
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  • SO, NEXT TIME, I'MGOING TO EXAMINE
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  • WHAT JESUS TAUGHTABOUT FOUR TOPICS
  • 00:26:02.751 --> 00:26:05.954
  • THAT REVEAL WHY ONLY THOSEWHO PUT THEIR FAITH IN JESUS
  • 00:26:05.987 --> 00:26:10.158
  • WILL BE WELCOMED INTO HEAVEN.
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  • SOMEBODY HAS SAID WHENANSWERING THE QUESTION,
  • 00:26:58.173 --> 00:27:01.209
  • WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?
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  • WE SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER
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  • THAT CHASING OUT THEMONEYCHANGERS WITH WHIPS
  • 00:27:05.080 --> 00:27:07.816
  • IS WITHIN THE RANGE OF OPTIONS.
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  • THE PROBLEM WE HAVEIS WE HAVE CONFUSED
  • 00:27:10.585 --> 00:27:13.221
  • THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE WITHTHE JESUS OF OUR IMAGINATION.
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  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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