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The Old Way Was One Way

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April 6, 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 PULPITOF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THISIS PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AS A PASTOR, I OFTENHAVE PEOPLE ASK ME
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  • HOW COULD A LOVING GODSEND PEOPLE TO HELL.
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  • IT'S A FAIR QUESTION,AND HERE'S THE ANSWER.
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  • WHILE GOD IS CERTAINLYLOVING AND MERCIFUL,
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  • HE IS ALSO HOLY, AND HEMAKES IT CLEAR THROUGHOUT
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  • ALL OF SCRIPTURE THERE'SONLY ONE ACCEPTABLE WAY
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  • TO APPROACH HIM.
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  • TURN WITH ME TO THE OLDTESTAMENT BOOK OF ISAIAH
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  • TO DISCOVER WHY THEOLD WAY WAS ONE WAY
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ ALL CREATURES OFOUR GOD AND KING ♪
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  • ♪ LIFT UP YOUR VOICEAND WITH US SING ♪
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ THOU RUSHING WINDTHAT ART SO STRONG ♪
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  • ♪ YE CLOUDS THAT SAILIN HEAVEN ALONG ♪
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  • ♪ OH PRAISE HIM, ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ THOU FIRE SOMASTERFUL AND BRIGHT ♪
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  • ♪ THAT GIVEST MAN BOTHWARMTH AND LIGHT ♪
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  • ♪ OH PRAISE HIM, ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ PRAISE GOD FROM WHOMALL BLESSINGS FLOW ♪
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  • ♪ PRAISE HIM ALLCREATURES HERE BELOW ♪
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  • ♪ OH PRAISE HIM
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  • ♪ OH PRAISE HIM
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ ALLELUIA
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OFAMERICAN BELIEVE
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  • THAT MUSLIMS, BUDDHISTS,AND CHRISTIANS ALL WORSHIP
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  • THE SAME GOD, BUTACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
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  • THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
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  • EQUIP YOURSELF TODEFEND THE TRUTH
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  • WITH THE HELPFUL RESOURCE CALLED
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  • "CHRISTIANITY CULTSAND RELIGIONS."
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  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDECOMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
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  • THE KEY BELIEFS OFBIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
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  • AND EXPOSES FALSERELIGIONS LIKE ISLAM,
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  • BUDDHISM, AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESS.
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  • THE BROCHURE IS OURGIFT TO YOU SIMPLY
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  • BY CONTACT US TODAYAT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • MY FRIEND DAVID JEREMIAHTELLS ABOUT A WOMAN
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  • WHO APPROACHED HIM AFTER ASERVICE ABSOLUTELY IRATE.
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  • SHE SAID, "DR. JEREMIAH,I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW
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  • "THAT THE GOD I SERVE WOULDNOT SEND PEOPLE TO HELL
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  • "FOR ETERNITY FOR NOTBELIEVING IN JESUS."
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  • DR. JEREMIAH SURPRISED HER WHENHE SAID, "I AGREE WITH YOU.
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  • "THE GOD YOU SERVEWOULDN'T DO THAT
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  • "BECAUSE THE GOD YOUSERVE DOESN'T EXIST."
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  • YOU KNOW, MANY OF US ARE GUILTY
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  • OF SERVING THE GODWE WISH EXISTED
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  • INSTEAD OF THE GODWHO ACTUALLY EXISTS.
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  • WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
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  • THE DIFFERENCE IS ETERNALLIFE OR ETERNAL DEATH.
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  • A.W TOZER SAID, "WHATCOMES INTO OUR MINDS
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  • "WHEN WE THINK ABOUT GOD
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  • "IS THE MOST IMPORTANTTHING ABOUT US."
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  • TO PUT A FINER POINT ON IT,
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  • IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THATWHEN WE CONTEMPLATE GOD
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  • WE MAKE SURE THATWE'RE NOT THINKING
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  • ABOUT THE GOD WHO RESIDESIN OUR IMAGINATION,
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  • BUT INSTEAD WE'RETHINKING ABOUT THE GOD
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  • WHO ACTUALLY RULESOVER ALL CREATION.
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  • YOU KNOW, I LOVE THE STORYABOUT THE FIRST GRADER
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  • IN SUNDAY SCHOOL WHOWAS WORKING FURIOUSLY
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  • ON A DRAWING AND HIS FIRSTGRADE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER
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  • APPROACHED HIM AND SAID,"WHAT ARE YOU DRAWING?"
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  • THE LITTLE KID SAID, "I'MDRAWING A PICTURE OF GOD."
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  • THE TEACHER SAID, "WELL,SINCE NOBODY HAS SEEN GOD,
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  • "NOBODY KNOWS WHATGOD LOOKS LIKE."
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  • THE STUDENT LOOKED UPAND SAID CONFIDENTLY,
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  • "THEY WILL IN JUST A MINUTE."
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  • (LAUGHING)
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  • YOU KNOW, IT'S TRUE NOBODYHAS SEEN GOD THE FATHER
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  • BUT WE DO KNOW WHAT GOD IS LIKE.
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  • WE KNOW WHAT HE WANTS FROM US.
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  • WE KNOW ABOUT HISLIKES AND HIS DISLIKES.
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  • WE KNOW ABOUT HIS PLAN ANDPURPOSE FOR THE UNIVERSE.
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  • HOW DO WE KNOW THESETHINGS ABOUT GOD?
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  • THEY ARE ALL DEPOSITEDIN THIS BOOK, THE BIBLE.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE FOUNDATIONALASSUMPTION OF THIS SERIES
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  • IS THAT THE BIBLE CAN BE TRUSTED
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  • TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD.
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  • I HAD SOMEBODY ASK ME JUSTAFTER LAST WEEK'S MESSAGE,
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  • "PASTOR, WHAT IF YOU'RETALKING TO SOMEBODY
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  • "ABOUT THE EXCLUSIVITY OF JESUSAS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION
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  • "AND THEY SAY, 'WELL, IDON'T BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE
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  • "'IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD.'"
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  • FRANKLY, YOU PROBABLY HAVETO END THE CONVERSATION THERE
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  • BECAUSE THERE'S REALLYNO BASIS TO CLAIM
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO GOD
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  • IF YOU DON'T ACCEPT THEBIBLE AS GOD INSPIRED
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  • AND HIS INERRANT WORD.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO COMMITINTELLECTUAL SUICIDE
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  • TO BELIEVE THATTHE BIBLE IS TRUE.
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  • THERE'S HISTORICAL, LITERARY,
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  • PROPHETIC,ARCHEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
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  • THAT POINT TO THETRUTHFULNESS OF THE BIBLE.
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  • BUT THE FACT IS, WE'REASSUMING THE FACT
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  • THAT THE BIBLE ISTHE WORD OF GOD
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  • WHEN WE SAY THERE ARENOT MANY WAYS TO GOD.
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  • THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO GOD.
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  • AND THE BEGINNING PLACEFOR FINDING THAT TRUTH
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  • OF THE EXCLUSIVITY OF THE GOSPEL
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  • IS NOT THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • BUT IT'S IN THE OPENINGPASSAGES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • TODAY, AND NEXT WEEK,WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVER
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  • WHAT THE OLD TESTAMENTHAD TO SAY
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  • ABOUT THE EXCLUSIVITYOF APPROACHING GOD
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  • IN ONLY ONE WAY.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVERWHY THE OLD WAY
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  • WAS TRULY JUST ONE WAY.
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  • SO LET'S LOOK ATTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • YOU KNOW, A LOT OFPEOPLE HAVE DIFFICULTY
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  • IN KNOWING HOW TO INTERPRETTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • THE SECULAR MEDIA TRIESTO TRIP ME UP ALL THE TIME
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  • ON THIS POINT, SAYING,"WHY DO YOU CHRISTIANS
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  • "SELECTIVELY OBEY THE BIBLE?"
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  • THAT IS, YOU PICK AND CHOOSEWHAT PARTS YOU WANT TO OBEY.
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  • YOU OBEY SOME PARTS
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  • AND YOU DISCARD OTHERPARTS OF THE BIBLE.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD PEOPLE ASKYOU THAT QUESTION BEFORE?
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  • USUALLY THEY'RE REFERRINGTO THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • WHY IS IT WE SAY THISIS TRUE FOR TODAY
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  • BUT ONE PAGE OVER WE SAY THISNO LONGER APPLIES TO TODAY.
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  • MAYBE UNBELIEVERSHAVE A POINT THERE.
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  • THE ONLY LAWS WE OBEYFROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • ARE THOSE THAT HAVE BEENREPEATED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • IN FACT, WHEN WE TURNTO THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • WE FIND PROHIBITIONSAGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY
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  • OR ADULTERY OR LYING OR STEALING
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  • OR TAKING THELORD'S NAME IN VAIN.
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  • ALL OF THOSE THINGS AREREPEATED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • AND THAT'S HOW WE DETERMINEWHAT WE ARE GOING TO OBEY.
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  • WHAT IS THE VALUE OFTHE OLD TESTAMENT?
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  • IF, IN FACT, THE ONLYPARTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • THAT APPLY TO US TODAYARE THOSE PARTS REPEATED
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  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,WHAT'S THE VALUE
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  • OF EVEN READINGTHE OLD TESTAMENT?
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  • J.I PACKER IN HIS BOOK"KNOWING GOD" SAYS
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  • THAT THE LINK BETWEENTHE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • AND THE NEW TESTAMENTIS GOD HIMSELF.
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  • YOU SEE, THE GOD WITH WHOMTHE OLD TESTAMENT CHARACTERS
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  • HAD TO DO IS THE SAME GODWITH WHOM WE HAVE TO DO.
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  • THE BRIDGE THAT LINKSTHESE OLD TESTAMENT PEOPLE
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  • WITH STRANGE CUSTOMS AND NAMESTHAT CAN'T BE PRONOUNCED,
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  • THE LINK BETWEEN THEMAND US TODAY IS GOD.
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  • GOD DOES NOT CHANGE.
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  • HE'S THE SAME YESTERDAY,TODAY, AND FOREVER.
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  • THE VALUE OF THEOLD TESTAMENT FOR US
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  • IS WHAT IT TEACHESUS ABOUT GOD HIMSELF.
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  • UNFORTUNATELY, MANY UNBELIEVERSAS WELL AS BELIEVERS ALIKE
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  • DON'T THINK THATTHE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • TEACHES US ANYTHINGVALUABLE ABOUT GOD.
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  • THE GOD OF THE OLDTESTAMENT HAS NOTHING
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  • TO DO WITH THE JESUSOF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • IS THAT TRUE?
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK ATTHE BIBLE SERIOUSLY
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  • YOU'LL FIND THATTHERE IS NO DICHOTOMY
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  • BETWEEN THE GOD OFTHE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • AND THE JESUS OFTHE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, WRITE THIS DOWN.THE JESUS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • IS BOTH LOVING AND JUDGMENTAL.DID YOU KNOW THAT?
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  • THE JESUS OF THE NEWTESTAMENT IS BOTH LOVING
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  • AND JUDGMENTAL.
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  • WE ACCEPT THE FACTTHAT HE'S LOVING.
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  • JOHN 3:16.
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  • FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
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  • THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON,
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  • THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
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  • SHOULD NOT PERISH BUTHAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
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  • BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT THE GOD,JESUS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT,
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  • IS ALSO JUDGMENTAL?
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  • WHEN JESUS CAME THE FIRST TIME,
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  • HE CAME AS THE SUFFERING SERVANT
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  • TO BE OUR SAVIOR.
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  • WHEN HE COMES THE SECOND TIME
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  • HE'S COMING AS JUDGEOVER ALL OF THE WORLD.
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  • IN REVELATION 19:15JOHN SAW THE VISION
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  • OF THE RETURN OF JESUS TO EARTH
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  • AND FROM HIS, THATIS JESUS', MOUTH
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  • COMES A SHARP SWORD,
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  • SO THAT WITH IT HEMAY SMITE THE NATIONS,
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  • AND HE WILL RULE THEMWITH A ROD OF IRON,
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  • AND HE TREADS THE WINEPRESS OF THE FIERCE WRATH
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  • OF GOD THE ALMIGHTY.THAT'S JESUS.
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  • HE'S BOTH LOVING, YES,BUT HE'S ALSO JUDGMENTAL.
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  • NOW MARK THIS DOWN.
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  • SECONDLY THE GOD OFTHE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • IS BOTH JUDGMENTAL AND LOVING.
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  • HE'S BOTH JUDGMENTAL AND LOVING.
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  • ONE OF THE INSTANCESOF THE JUDGMENT OF GOD
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  • IS FOUND IN JOSHUA 6WHEN GOD SAID TO JOSHUA,
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  • "WHEN YOU GO INTOTHE CITY OF JERICHO
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  • "I WANT YOU TO KILL EVERY MAN,WOMAN, BOY, GIRL, ANIMAL."
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  • GET RID OF ALL OF THEM.THEY'RE ALL UNBELIEVERS.
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  • WE'VE GOT TO REMOVETHE CANCERNESS
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  • OF UNGODLINESS FROM THE COUNTRY.
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  • SO YOU'RE TO SLAY ALL OF THEM.
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  • THERE IS NO DICHOTOMY,CONTRADICTION,
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  • BETWEEN THE GOD OFTHE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • AND THE JESUS OFTHE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • THEY ARE BOTH LOVING, YES,
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  • BUT THEY ARE ALSOBOTH JUDGMENTAL.
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  • LISTEN TO PSALM 103:8 ABOUTTHE OLD TESTAMENT GOD.
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  • FOR THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE
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  • AND HE'S GRACIOUS ANDHE'S SLOW TO ANGER
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  • AND ABOUNDING INLOVING KINDNESS.
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  • NOW YOU MAY WONDER, WHATDOES THIS ALL HAVE DO
  • 00:13:00.870 --> 00:13:03.105
  • WITH THE ISSUE OF THEEXCLUSIVITY OF THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:13:03.138 --> 00:13:07.009
  • EVERYTHING.EVERYTHING.
  • 00:13:07.042 --> 00:13:10.379
  • YOU SEE, WHAT YOUTHINK ABOUT GOD
  • 00:13:10.412 --> 00:13:12.948
  • IS THE MOST IMPORTANTTHING ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:13:12.982 --> 00:13:15.384
  • YOU'VE GOTTA MAKE SURETHAT THE GOD YOU'RE TRYING
  • 00:13:15.417 --> 00:13:17.553
  • TO APPROACH IS REALLYTHE GOD OF REALITY
  • 00:13:17.586 --> 00:13:20.956
  • AND NOT THE GOD OFYOUR IMAGINATION.
  • 00:13:20.990 --> 00:13:24.193
  • THAT LEADS US TOTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:13:24.226 --> 00:13:27.563
  • THERE IS NO CONTRADICTION,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:13:27.596 --> 00:13:29.665
  • BETWEEN THE OLD TESTAMENTAND THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:13:29.698 --> 00:13:32.067
  • JUST LIKE THE NEW TESTAMENT,THE OLD TESTAMENT TAUGHT
  • 00:13:32.101 --> 00:13:36.105
  • THAT THERE ARE NOT MANYWAYS TO THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:13:36.138 --> 00:13:39.108
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY.
  • 00:13:39.141 --> 00:13:41.510
  • WE SEE THAT TRUTHIN FIVE THEMES,
  • 00:13:41.543 --> 00:13:44.280
  • THE FIVE BASIC THEMES THAT
  • 00:13:44.313 --> 00:13:46.215
  • ARE PRONOUNCED INTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:13:46.248 --> 00:13:48.284
  • NOW DON'T GET NERVOUS.
  • 00:13:48.317 --> 00:13:50.019
  • WE'RE ONLY GONNA LOOKAT TWO OF THOSE TODAY
  • 00:13:50.052 --> 00:13:52.054
  • AND THREE OF THEM NEXT TIME.
  • 00:13:52.087 --> 00:13:53.722
  • WHAT ARE THE FIVE THEMESOF THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:13:53.756 --> 00:13:56.225
  • THAT REMIND US THAT THEOLD WAY WAS ONE WAY?
  • 00:13:56.258 --> 00:14:00.329
  • THEME NUMBER ONE ISTHE MOST BASIC THEME
  • 00:14:00.362 --> 00:14:03.032
  • OF ALL OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:14:03.065 --> 00:14:04.667
  • AND THAT IS THE ONENESS OF GOD.
  • 00:14:04.700 --> 00:14:07.937
  • THE ONENESS OF GOD.
  • 00:14:07.970 --> 00:14:09.605
  • IF YOU ASK THE AVERAGECHRISTIAN TODAY,
  • 00:14:09.638 --> 00:14:11.840
  • WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANTVERSE OF THE BIBLE?
  • 00:14:11.874 --> 00:14:13.943
  • IF YOU COULD ONLY CLAIMONE VERSE IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:14:13.976 --> 00:14:16.645
  • AS YOURS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
  • 00:14:16.679 --> 00:14:18.414
  • MOST CHRISTIANS WOULDANSWER, JOHN 3:16.
  • 00:14:18.447 --> 00:14:21.984
  • FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
  • 00:14:22.017 --> 00:14:23.419
  • THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON
  • 00:14:23.452 --> 00:14:25.120
  • THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES ON HIM
  • 00:14:25.154 --> 00:14:27.890
  • WILL NOT PERISH BUT WILLHAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
  • 00:14:27.923 --> 00:14:32.161
  • BUT IF YOU WERE TO ASKTHE ISRAELITE LIVING
  • 00:14:32.194 --> 00:14:34.630
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TIMES,
  • 00:14:34.663 --> 00:14:36.065
  • WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANTVERSE OF THE BIBLE?
  • 00:14:36.098 --> 00:14:39.101
  • THEY WOULD SAY DEUTERONOMY 6:4HANDS DOWN.
  • 00:14:39.134 --> 00:14:43.405
  • HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORDYOUR GOD IS ONE GOD.
  • 00:14:43.439 --> 00:14:49.645
  • IN FACT, IF THEY HAD HADFOOTBALL GAMES BACK THEN
  • 00:14:49.678 --> 00:14:52.514
  • THAT'S THE VERSETHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:14:52.548 --> 00:14:53.682
  • ON THE BANNERSAROUND THE STADIUM.
  • 00:14:53.716 --> 00:14:55.784
  • DEUTERONOMY 6:4.THE LORD IS ONE GOD.
  • 00:14:55.818 --> 00:14:59.888
  • WHY WAS THAT SUCH AFOUNDATIONAL VERSE?
  • 00:14:59.922 --> 00:15:02.624
  • REMEMBER, AS THECHILDREN OF ISRAEL
  • 00:15:02.658 --> 00:15:03.993
  • WERE PREPARING TO ENTER INTO
  • 00:15:04.026 --> 00:15:05.728
  • THE PROMISED LAND, INTO CANAAN,
  • 00:15:05.761 --> 00:15:08.097
  • MOSES WAS AN OLD MAN BY NOW,
  • 00:15:08.130 --> 00:15:09.965
  • BUT HE STOOD ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • 00:15:09.999 --> 00:15:11.633
  • AND DELIVERED THE SECONDGIVING OF THE LAW.
  • 00:15:11.667 --> 00:15:13.936
  • WE CALL IT DEUTERONOMY.
  • 00:15:13.969 --> 00:15:15.738
  • THAT'S WHERE HEGAVE THAT REMINDER,
  • 00:15:15.771 --> 00:15:18.207
  • THE LORD YOUR GOD IS ONE GOD.
  • 00:15:18.240 --> 00:15:20.576
  • MOSES WARNED THE ISRAELITES
  • 00:15:20.609 --> 00:15:22.444
  • THAT WHEN THEY CAMEINTO THE NEW LAND
  • 00:15:22.478 --> 00:15:23.946
  • THEY WOULD BE FACED WITHNUMEROUS TEMPTATIONS
  • 00:15:23.979 --> 00:15:26.715
  • FROM THE UNGODLY CANAANITES.
  • 00:15:26.749 --> 00:15:28.550
  • BUT NOT ONLY WOULD THEY BE FACED
  • 00:15:28.584 --> 00:15:30.586
  • WITH NUMEROUS TEMPTATIONS,
  • 00:15:30.619 --> 00:15:32.588
  • THEY WOULD BE FACEDWITH NUMEROUS GODS,
  • 00:15:32.621 --> 00:15:35.257
  • ALL KIND OF DEITIES,
  • 00:15:35.290 --> 00:15:37.226
  • AND WHAT MOSES WAS SAYINGIS YOU'LL BE TEMPTED
  • 00:15:37.259 --> 00:15:39.261
  • TO GO AFTER THIS GOD, AFTERTHIS GOD, AFTER THIS GOD,
  • 00:15:39.294 --> 00:15:43.565
  • BUT REMEMBER THIS.
  • 00:15:43.599 --> 00:15:44.967
  • GOD IS ONE.
  • 00:15:45.000 --> 00:15:47.403
  • THERE IS ONE GOD.
  • 00:15:47.436 --> 00:15:48.871
  • THERE AREN'T MANY WAYS TO GOD.
  • 00:15:48.904 --> 00:15:50.706
  • THERE IS ONE GOD ANDONE WAY TO THAT GOD.
  • 00:15:50.739 --> 00:15:52.741
  • HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORDYOUR GOD IS ONE GOD.
  • 00:15:52.775 --> 00:15:58.881
  • AND WHO WAS THAT ONEGOD THAT MOSES REMINDED
  • 00:15:58.914 --> 00:16:00.282
  • THE ISRAELITES ABOUT?
  • 00:16:00.315 --> 00:16:02.017
  • IT WAS THE GOD WHOHAD APPEARED TO MOSES
  • 00:16:02.051 --> 00:16:05.120
  • 80 YEARS EARLIER ON MOUNT HOREB.
  • 00:16:05.154 --> 00:16:08.157
  • IT WAS THE GOD WHOHAD APPEARED TO MOSES
  • 00:16:08.190 --> 00:16:10.959
  • AS A FIRE IN A BURNING BUSH.
  • 00:16:10.993 --> 00:16:13.062
  • IT WAS THE GODWHO SAID TO MOSES,
  • 00:16:13.095 --> 00:16:15.364
  • "I AM WHO I AM."
  • 00:16:15.397 --> 00:16:20.035
  • NOT, "I AM WHOEVERYOU THINK I AM."
  • 00:16:20.069 --> 00:16:25.641
  • BIG DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:16:25.674 --> 00:16:27.176
  • YOU SEE, I AM NOT THE SUM
  • 00:16:27.209 --> 00:16:29.678
  • OF OTHER PEOPLE'SSPECULATIONS ABOUT ME.
  • 00:16:29.711 --> 00:16:32.281
  • AND NEITHER ARE YOU.
  • 00:16:32.314 --> 00:16:34.550
  • AND NEITHER IS GOD.
  • 00:16:34.583 --> 00:16:37.352
  • I AM WHO I AM.
  • 00:16:37.386 --> 00:16:40.556
  • THE ONENESS OF GOD.
  • 00:16:40.589 --> 00:16:42.891
  • THE SECOND THEME THAT YOU FIND
  • 00:16:42.925 --> 00:16:45.027
  • THAT POINTS TO THETRUTH OF EXCLUSIVITY.
  • 00:16:45.060 --> 00:16:46.662
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT THEMEOF THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
  • 00:16:46.695 --> 00:16:51.300
  • THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
  • 00:16:51.333 --> 00:16:53.435
  • IF YOUR BEST FRIEND WEREASKED TO DESCRIBE YOU,
  • 00:16:53.469 --> 00:16:59.108
  • WHAT ONE WORD WOULD THEYUSE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
  • 00:16:59.141 --> 00:17:01.210
  • IS THERE ONE WORD THATWOULD CAPTURE WHO YOU ARE?
  • 00:17:01.243 --> 00:17:04.246
  • I MEAN, GOD IS NOTLOVING ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:17:04.279 --> 00:17:07.349
  • HE IS NOT JUDGMENTALALL THE TIME.
  • 00:17:07.382 --> 00:17:11.820
  • HE'S NOT THIS ALL OF THE TIME.
  • 00:17:11.854 --> 00:17:14.289
  • GOD IS A NUMBER OFCHARACTERISTICS.
  • 00:17:14.323 --> 00:17:18.026
  • HE'S OMNIPOTENT.
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:19.528
  • THAT IS, HE'S ALL POWERFUL.
  • 00:17:19.561 --> 00:17:21.296
  • HE'S OMNISCIENT, HE'SALL-KNOWING, HE'S IMMUTABLE,
  • 00:17:21.330 --> 00:17:23.332
  • HE'S UNCHANGEABLE.
  • 00:17:23.365 --> 00:17:25.033
  • THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE TRUEABOUT GOD ALL OF THE TIME.
  • 00:17:25.067 --> 00:17:29.004
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH THOSE THINGS
  • 00:17:29.037 --> 00:17:30.806
  • ARE TRUE ABOUT GOD ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:17:30.839 --> 00:17:32.608
  • THERE IS NO SINGLEWORD THAT SUMS UP GOD.
  • 00:17:32.641 --> 00:17:36.645
  • GOD IS GREATER THAN ALLOF HIS ATTRIBUTES COMBINED
  • 00:17:36.678 --> 00:17:41.083
  • JUST AS YOU ARE GREATER THAN ALL
  • 00:17:41.116 --> 00:17:43.051
  • OF YOUR ATTRIBUTES COMBINED.
  • 00:17:43.085 --> 00:17:45.621
  • BUT IF WE HAD TOPICK A SINGLE WORD
  • 00:17:45.654 --> 00:17:49.124
  • TO DESCRIBE GOD, THERE ISONE CHARACTERISTIC OF GOD
  • 00:17:49.158 --> 00:17:53.929
  • THAT IS TRANSCENDENTABOVE ALL OTHERS
  • 00:17:53.962 --> 00:17:57.599
  • AND IT'S THE WORD HOLY.
  • 00:17:57.633 --> 00:18:00.802
  • HOLY.HOLY.
  • 00:18:00.836 --> 00:18:02.938
  • WHAT DOES THAT WORD, HOLY, MEAN?
  • 00:18:02.971 --> 00:18:04.439
  • COMES FROM A HEBREW WORD THATMEANS TO CUT OR TO SEPARATE.
  • 00:18:04.473 --> 00:18:08.744
  • WHEN WE SAY THAT GOD IS HOLY
  • 00:18:08.777 --> 00:18:11.914
  • WHAT WE'RE LITERALLY SAYING
  • 00:18:11.947 --> 00:18:13.382
  • IS HE IS A CUT ABOVE.
  • 00:18:13.415 --> 00:18:16.518
  • HE IS SEPARATE.
  • 00:18:16.552 --> 00:18:17.986
  • HE IS DISTINCT FROM ANYONEIN HEAVEN OR ON EARTH.
  • 00:18:18.020 --> 00:18:22.524
  • THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
  • 00:18:22.558 --> 00:18:24.293
  • WHEN ISAIAH SAW THAT ANDSAW THE SEPARATENESS,
  • 00:18:24.326 --> 00:18:28.030
  • THE DISTINCTION, THEUNIQUENESS OF GOD,
  • 00:18:28.063 --> 00:18:30.465
  • WHAT WAS HIS RESPONSE?
  • 00:18:30.499 --> 00:18:32.000
  • ISAIAH 6:5.
  • 00:18:32.034 --> 00:18:33.669
  • THEN I SAID, "WOE ISME, FOR I AM RUINED.
  • 00:18:33.702 --> 00:18:38.574
  • "BECAUSE I'M A MANOF UNCLEAN LIPS,
  • 00:18:38.607 --> 00:18:41.276
  • "AND I LIVE AMONG APEOPLE OF UNCLEAN LIPS,
  • 00:18:41.310 --> 00:18:44.446
  • "FOR MY EYES HAVE SEEN THEKING, THE LORD OF HOSTS."
  • 00:18:44.479 --> 00:18:50.619
  • THAT WAS ISAIAH ASHE SAW THE HOLINESS,
  • 00:18:50.652 --> 00:18:53.522
  • THE SEPARATENESS, THEUNIQUENESS OF GOD.
  • 00:18:53.555 --> 00:18:56.191
  • HE WAS UNDONE BY IT ANDHE CRIED OUT, "I AM RUINED
  • 00:18:56.225 --> 00:19:00.529
  • "FOR I AM A MANOF UNCLEAN LIPS."
  • 00:19:00.562 --> 00:19:03.599
  • SEE, THIS IS WHAT MAKESTHE TRUE GOD DIFFERENT
  • 00:19:03.632 --> 00:19:06.702
  • THAN ANY OTHER GOD.
  • 00:19:06.735 --> 00:19:07.970
  • PAGAN RELIGIONSPICTURE THEIR GODS
  • 00:19:08.003 --> 00:19:10.272
  • AS PARTICIPATING IN EVIL,
  • 00:19:10.305 --> 00:19:12.341
  • EVEN ENJOYING EVIL,BUT NOT THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:19:12.374 --> 00:19:16.044
  • THE PROPHET HABAKKUK SAIDTHIS IN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 13
  • 00:19:16.078 --> 00:19:19.848
  • ABOUT THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:19:19.881 --> 00:19:21.149
  • THINE EYES ARE TOOPURE TO APPROVE EVIL
  • 00:19:21.183 --> 00:19:25.654
  • AND THOU CANST NOT LOOKON WICKEDNESS WITH FAVOR.
  • 00:19:25.687 --> 00:19:31.426
  • OF ALL THE ATTRIBUTESTHAT CREATE THE DISTANCE,
  • 00:19:31.460 --> 00:19:34.263
  • THE CHASM BETWEEN US AND GOD,
  • 00:19:34.296 --> 00:19:36.465
  • IT IS HIS HOLINESSAND, SPECIFICALLY,
  • 00:19:36.498 --> 00:19:38.934
  • HIS ZERO TOLERANCE LEVELFOR SIN OF ANY KIND.
  • 00:19:38.967 --> 00:19:45.474
  • YOU KNOW, WE ARE SOFALLEN AS HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 00:19:45.507 --> 00:19:48.777
  • WE ACTUALLY IMAGINEOURSELVES TO BE MORE TOLERANT
  • 00:19:48.810 --> 00:19:52.848
  • AND MORAL AND LOVINGTHAN GOD HIMSELF IS.
  • 00:19:52.881 --> 00:19:56.518
  • WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITHSIN BECAUSE WE'RE SINNERS.
  • 00:19:56.551 --> 00:19:59.821
  • BUT BECAUSE GOD IS ABSOLUTEPURITY AND HOLINESS,
  • 00:19:59.855 --> 00:20:04.459
  • HE HAS NO TOLERANCEFOR SIN OF ANY KIND
  • 00:20:04.493 --> 00:20:08.397
  • AND IT IS THAT ZEROTOLERANCE FOR SIN
  • 00:20:08.430 --> 00:20:11.300
  • THAT CREATES THE DISTANCEBETWEEN GOD AND US.
  • 00:20:11.333 --> 00:20:14.136
  • WE SEE THAT ILLUSTRATED INONE OF THE STRANGEST STORIES
  • 00:20:14.169 --> 00:20:18.106
  • IN ALL OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:20:18.140 --> 00:20:19.908
  • IT'S FOUND IN 2 SAMUEL 6.
  • 00:20:19.941 --> 00:20:22.711
  • IT'S THE STORY OF THECHILDREN OF ISRAEL
  • 00:20:22.744 --> 00:20:26.348
  • WHO WERE CARRYING THEARK OF THE COVENANT.
  • 00:20:26.381 --> 00:20:29.251
  • THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL INTHE DAYS OF THE TABERNACLE,
  • 00:20:29.284 --> 00:20:31.687
  • THEY WERE TRANSPORTINGTHE ARK OF THE COVENANT.
  • 00:20:31.720 --> 00:20:33.955
  • THEY HAD IT ON A WOODEN CART
  • 00:20:33.989 --> 00:20:35.290
  • AND IT WAS BEING PULLED BY OXEN
  • 00:20:35.324 --> 00:20:37.225
  • AND THE CART WASGOING UP THE HILL
  • 00:20:37.259 --> 00:20:40.095
  • AND AS THE CARTWENT YOU THE HILL,
  • 00:20:40.128 --> 00:20:41.930
  • THE OXEN BEGIN TO STUMBLE.
  • 00:20:41.963 --> 00:20:44.499
  • ONE OF GOD'S SERVANTS,UZZAH WAS HIS NAME,
  • 00:20:44.533 --> 00:20:48.337
  • INSTINCTIVELY REACHED OVER
  • 00:20:48.370 --> 00:20:51.039
  • AND PLACED HIS HAND ONTHE ARK TO STEADY THE ARK
  • 00:20:51.073 --> 00:20:54.109
  • AND TO CATCH IT FROM FALLING.
  • 00:20:54.142 --> 00:20:56.144
  • I CAN JUST IMAGINETHE OTHER ISRAELITES
  • 00:20:56.178 --> 00:20:58.447
  • AROUND THE ARK SAW THAT
  • 00:20:58.480 --> 00:20:59.514
  • AND SAID, "GREAT CATCH, UZ!
  • 00:20:59.548 --> 00:21:01.416
  • "GREAT WORK, GREAT WORK."
  • 00:21:01.450 --> 00:21:04.653
  • I'M SURE UZZAH STARTEDTO FEEL PROUD OF HIMSELF
  • 00:21:04.686 --> 00:21:07.255
  • FOR SAVING THE ARK.
  • 00:21:07.289 --> 00:21:08.623
  • HE PROBABLY THOUGHT,"CERTAINLY THIS IS GOING
  • 00:21:08.657 --> 00:21:10.892
  • "TO EARN ME A PLACE INGOD'S HALL OF FAME."
  • 00:21:10.926 --> 00:21:15.397
  • INSTEAD, HIS ACTIONS EARNEDHIM A PLACE IN THE CEMETERY.
  • 00:21:15.430 --> 00:21:20.202
  • LISTEN TO WHATHAPPENED IMMEDIATELY
  • 00:21:20.235 --> 00:21:22.137
  • WHEN HE TOUCHED THE ARK.
  • 00:21:22.170 --> 00:21:23.772
  • 2 SAMUEL 6:7.
  • 00:21:23.805 --> 00:21:25.340
  • AND THE ANGER OF THE LORDBURNED AGAINST UZZAH,
  • 00:21:25.374 --> 00:21:30.078
  • AND GOD STRUCK HIM DOWNTHERE FOR HIS IRREVERENCE
  • 00:21:30.112 --> 00:21:36.251
  • AND HE DIED THEREBY THE ARK OF GOD.
  • 00:21:36.284 --> 00:21:40.822
  • HIS IRREVERENCE?
  • 00:21:40.856 --> 00:21:42.023
  • WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, GOD?
  • 00:21:42.057 --> 00:21:44.326
  • GOD, HE WAS TRYING TO SHOWRESPECT FOR YOUR HOLINESS.
  • 00:21:44.359 --> 00:21:47.028
  • HE WAS TRYING TODO THE RIGHT THING.
  • 00:21:47.062 --> 00:21:49.131
  • HERE'S THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:21:49.164 --> 00:21:50.699
  • GOD HAD ISSUED A COMMAND.
  • 00:21:50.732 --> 00:21:52.768
  • HE SAID, "NO ONE IS TO TOUCHTHE ARK FOR ANY REASON AT ALL."
  • 00:21:52.801 --> 00:21:59.841
  • BUT GOD, I MEAN, CAN'T YOUOVERLOOK THE LETTER OF THE LAW
  • 00:21:59.875 --> 00:22:03.612
  • AND LOOK AT UZZAH'S HEART
  • 00:22:03.645 --> 00:22:05.080
  • AND KNOW THAT HE WAS SINCERELYTRYING TO FOLLOW YOU?
  • 00:22:05.113 --> 00:22:07.816
  • NOBODY IS TO TOUCH THE ARKOF THE COVENANT PERIOD.
  • 00:22:07.849 --> 00:22:12.587
  • WE TOLERATE SIN NOTBECAUSE OF OUR GODLINESS
  • 00:22:12.621 --> 00:22:17.192
  • BUT BECAUSE OF OUR UNGODLINESS.
  • 00:22:17.225 --> 00:22:19.895
  • THIS DISTURBING STORYREMINDS US OF SOMETHING.
  • 00:22:19.928 --> 00:22:23.165
  • GOD IS NOT LIKE WE ARE.
  • 00:22:23.198 --> 00:22:25.333
  • GOD HAS NO TOLERANCEFOR SIN OF ANY KIND.
  • 00:22:25.367 --> 00:22:29.304
  • THIS STORY ALSO REMINDSUS WE ARE NOT FREE
  • 00:22:29.337 --> 00:22:33.241
  • TO APPROACH GODANY WAY WE CHOOSE,
  • 00:22:33.275 --> 00:22:36.111
  • NO MATTER HOWSINCERE OUR MOTIVES.
  • 00:22:36.144 --> 00:22:39.948
  • THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD,
  • 00:22:39.981 --> 00:22:43.051
  • A GOD WHO IS HOLY, WHOIS DIFFERENT THAN WE ARE,
  • 00:22:43.084 --> 00:22:46.588
  • AND A GOD WHO CANONLY BE APPROACHED
  • 00:22:46.621 --> 00:22:49.558
  • IN ONE SPECIFIC WAY.
  • 00:22:49.591 --> 00:22:52.060
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:52.093 --> 00:22:58.233
  • OUR PLURALISTIC CULTUREWANTS TO BELIEVE
  • 00:22:58.266 --> 00:23:00.769
  • THAT ANY SINCERE SEEKER WILLFIND THEIR WAY TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:23:00.802 --> 00:23:03.872
  • BUT IT'S CLEAR FROM THIS PASSAGE
  • 00:23:03.905 --> 00:23:05.707
  • THAT GOD MAY BEAPPROACHED ONLY ONE WAY
  • 00:23:05.740 --> 00:23:08.977
  • AND THAT'S THROUGHHIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:09.010 --> 00:23:11.546
  • WELL, HERE AT PATHWAY TOVICTORY WE'RE COMMITTED
  • 00:23:11.580 --> 00:23:14.082
  • TO SHINING THELIGHT OF GOD'S TRUTH
  • 00:23:14.115 --> 00:23:16.251
  • INTO THE DARK CORNERSOF OUR COUNTRY
  • 00:23:16.284 --> 00:23:18.720
  • AND AROUND OUR WORLD,POINTING PEOPLE TO JESUS.
  • 00:23:18.753 --> 00:23:21.890
  • WHEN YOU GIVE TO THIS MINISTRY,
  • 00:23:21.923 --> 00:23:23.758
  • YOU CAN BE CONFIDENTTHAT YOUR GIFT
  • 00:23:23.792 --> 00:23:25.927
  • WILL HAVE A HUGEIMPACT ON SOMEONE
  • 00:23:25.961 --> 00:23:28.597
  • WHO'S CRAVING TO HEAR THE TRUTH.
  • 00:23:28.630 --> 00:23:31.566
  • PEOPLE LIKE GLENDA FROM FLORIDA
  • 00:23:31.600 --> 00:23:33.535
  • WHO WROTE AND TOLD US THATSHE WAS MARRIED FOR 54 YEARS
  • 00:23:33.568 --> 00:23:36.805
  • AND HER HUSBANDRECENTLY PASSED AWAY.
  • 00:23:36.838 --> 00:23:39.841
  • SHE SAID, "DR. JEFFRESS,I KNOW GOD USED YOU
  • 00:23:39.875 --> 00:23:43.578
  • "TO BRING ME BACK FROMTHE LOSS OF MY HUSBAND,
  • 00:23:43.612 --> 00:23:45.947
  • "ESPECIALLY AFTER THESERIES YOU PRESENTED
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  • "ON A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN."
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTOR'SUNIQUELY POSITIONED
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  • TO REACH COUNTLESSOTHERS LIKE GLENDA.
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  • SO THANK YOU FOR GIVINGGENEROUSLY TODAY.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE.
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITHMORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • THE MAJORITY OF THOSE
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  • WHO ATTEND AMERICANEVANGELICAL CHURCHES BELIEVE
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  • THAT THERE'S MORE THANONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONEPROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA.
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  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] IN HISBEST-SELLING BOOK
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  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TOHEAVEN," DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • ANSWERS QUESTIONS LIKE, WHATHAPPENS TO SINCERE FOLLOWERS
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  • OF OTHER RELIGIONS WHOWORSHIP A GOD BY ANOTHER NAME?
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  • AND, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
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  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE, THEEXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OF JESUS
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  • IS VERY UNPOPULAR.
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  • BUT JESUS WAS CLEARTHAT, "NO ONE COMES
  • 00:24:36.298 --> 00:24:39.668
  • "TO THE FATHEREXCEPT THROUGH ME."
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  • MY BOOK EQUIPS YOU TOSHARE THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • WHAT SATAN IS DOINGIS USING RELIGION
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  • AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
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  • HE'S USING RELIGIONAS A FALSE LIGHT
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  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE AWAY FROM
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  • THE TRUE LIGHT JESUS CHRIST
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  • WHO ILLUMINATES THEONLY PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] THETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD
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  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULARAND INTOLERANT
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  • IS THE ONLY TRUTHTHAT CAN SAVE LIVES,
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  • RESTORE OUR NATION,AND IMPACT OUR WORLD.
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  • THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS AND GIVING,
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  • WE'RE ABLE TOPIERCE THE DARKNESS
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  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • IF YOU WANT TO PROVOKE THE IRE
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  • OF OUR PLURALISTIC CULTURE,
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  • START CLAIMING THATTHERE'S ONLY ONE PATH
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  • THAT LEADS TO HEAVEN.
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  • THOSE WHO CREDIT TOLERANCEAS THE UTMOST VIRTUE
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  • BECOME VERY INTOLERANTWITH A ONE-WAY BELIEF.
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  • AND YET, IT WAS JESUS WHODECLARED IN MATTHEW 7,
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  • "ENTER BY THE NARROWGATE, FOR BROAD IS THE WAY
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  • "THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION."
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  • WELL, MOST PEOPLE WOULD CLAIM
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  • THAT THEY AREFUNDAMENTALLY GOOD,
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  • BUT COMPARING OURSELVES TOA HOLY GOD QUICKLY SHOWS US
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  • HOW FAR WE FALL SHORT.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
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  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THE WAY OF CAIN REPRESENTSEVERY RELIGION IN THE WORLD
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  • THAT TRIES TO APPROACHGOD IN ITS OWN WAY
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  • OTHER THAN THE ONE WAYTHROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • CAIN WAS THEBEGINNING OF THOUSANDS
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  • AND THOUSANDS OF FALSE RELIGIONS
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  • THAT STILL EXISTIN THE WORLD TODAY.
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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