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What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jesus? Part 1

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November 17, 2020
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Today and next week we will answer the most common objection to belief in the exclusivity of Christ for salvation. There are four universal truths we must keep in mind when answering the question; “What about those who have never heard about Jesus?”

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What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jesus? Part 1

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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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 VICTORYWITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THE BIBLE CLAIMS THATFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
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  • IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • MAYBE THEY LIVE IN AREMOTE PART OF THE WORLD
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  • OR THEIR PARENTS SIMPLY DIDN'TSHARE THE GOSPEL WITH THEM.
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  • WOULDN'T IT BE UNFAIR FOR GODTO LEAVE THEM OUT OF HEAVEN?
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  • IT'S AN HONEST QUESTION,
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  • AND A COMMON ARGUMENT AGAINSTTHE EXCLUSIVITY OF CHRIST.
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  • SO WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVENEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS,
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OFAMERICANS BELIEVE THAT
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  • MUSLIMS, BUDDHISTS,AND CHRISTIANS ALLWORSHIP THE GAME 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 THE HELPFUL RESOURCE CALLED
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  • "CHRISTIANITY,CULTS & RELIGIONS."
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  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISONHIGHLIGHTS THE KEY BELIEFS
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  • OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY,
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  • AND EXPOSES FALSE RELIGIONS
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  • LIKE ISLAM, BUDDHISM,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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  • EVERY PARENT WHO HASEVER DISCIPLINED A CHILD
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  • IS FAMILIAR WITHTHESE THREE WORDS:
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • NOW, SOMETIMES THATCOMES FROM A CHILD
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  • WHEN HE WANTS TO PROTESTHIS GUILT AT ALL,
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  • BUT WHEN THE EVIDENCE IS TOOOVERWHELMING TO DENY HIS GUILT,
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  • THE CHILD WILL USETHAT ARGUMENT TO SAY,
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  • WELL, THE PUNISHMENTBEING METED OUT
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  • IS FAR TOO SEVERE FORTHE CRIME COMMITTED.
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  • WHETHER THAT PUNISHMENTIS A GROUNDING
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  • OR A SPANKING, OR LATER ON,
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  • THE CONFISCATION OFCELL PHONES OR CAR KEYS.
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • THERE SHOULD BE NO OBJECTIONTHAT THE IT'S NOT FAIR PROTEST
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  • IS ALSO THE PRIMARYOBJECTION PEOPLE HAVE
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  • TO ONE OF THE MOST BASICINGREDIENTS OF THE GOSPEL,
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  • AND THAT IS, THE ONLYWAY TO ESCAPE HELL
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  • IS THROUGH FAITHIN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • PASTOR, ARE YOU SAYINGTHAT THE ONLY WAY
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  • A PERSON CAN GO TO HEAVENIS BY TRUSTING IN JESUS,
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  • AND THEREFORE, IF THEYHAVE NOT HEARD ABOUT JESUS,
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO BE CONFINEDTO AN ETERNITY IN HELL?
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • I BET YOU'VE RUN ACROSSTHAT OBJECTION AS WELL.
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVENEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • AS OUR CULTURE BECOMESINCREASINGLY SECULAR,
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  • THIS QUESTION ABOUT
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVENEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS
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  • BECOMES INCREASINGLY RELEVANT,
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  • ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ADD THEWORD INNOCENT TO THE QUESTION.
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  • THIS IS SUCH A BASIC QUESTION
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  • REGARDING THE EXCLUSIVITYOF JESUS FOR SALVATION.
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  • IN FACT, IT'S THE PRIMARYARGUMENT AGAINST THAT BELIEF,
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  • BUT I THINK IT'S VERYVITAL THAT THOSE OF US
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  • WHO HAVE BEEN CHARGED ASCHRISTIANS WITH SHARING THE
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  • GOSPEL BE ABLE TOANSWER THIS QUESTION.
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  • YOU KNOW, 1 PETER 3:15 SAYS
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  • WE OUGHTA BE READYTO GIVE AN ANSWER
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  • TO EVERY ONE WHO ASKS US, FORTHE HOPE THAT IS WITHIN US.
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  • IF SOMEBODY WERE TO ASK YOU,
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  • YOU BELIEVE JESUS IS THEONLY WAY TO SALVATION?
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVENEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • WOULD YOU KNOW HOW TOANSWER THAT QUESTION
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  • IN A WAY SOMEBODYCOULD UNDERSTAND?
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  • WE'RE GOING TO ANSWERTHE QUESTION ABOUT
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVENEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL,
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  • BY STATING FOUR BIBLICALPROPOSITIONS, FOUR BIBLICAL
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  • TRUTHS THAT WHEN YOU ADDTHOSE TRUTHS TOGETHER,
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  • ANSWER THE QUESTIONCLEARLY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS
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  • TO THOSE WHO HAVE NEVERHEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
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  • THE FIRST TWO OFTHOSE PROPOSITIONS.
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  • THE FIRST BASIC UNDERSTANDINGYOU HAVE TO HAVE
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  • TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION ABOUT
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  • THOSE WHO HAVE NEVERHEARD THE GOSPEL, IS THIS.
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  • WRITE IT DOWN.
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  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • IN FACT, I WANT YOU TOSAY THAT WITH ME OUT LOUD.
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  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • THE GOSPEL BEGINS BY SAYINGEVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • YOU SEE, THERE IS NOGOOD NEWS OF SALVATION
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  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTANDTHE BAD NEWS,
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  • AND THAT IS OURGUILT BEFORE GOD.
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  • IN ROMANS 3:10-12, IN THOSETHREE VERSES,
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  • PAUL SAYS NO OR NOT EVEN, NOOR NO ONE, SIX DIFFERENT TIMES.
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  • NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS,NOT ONE IS RIGHTEOUS,
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  • NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS,NOT ONE IS RIGHTEOUS,
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  • NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS,NOT ONE IS RIGHTEOUS.
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  • GET THE MESSAGE?
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  • NOBODY IS IN A RIGHTSTANDING BEFORE GOD.
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  • YOU SAY, WELL, WHY IS THAT TRUE?
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  • HOW COULD THAT BE TRUE?
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  • WELL, THE ANSWERTO THAT QUESTION,
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  • HOW WE ALL BECAMEESTRANGED FROM GOD,
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  • IS FOUND IN ROMANS 5:12.
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  • PAUL SAYS, "THEREFORE,JUST AS THROUGH ONE MAN,"
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  • THAT IS ADAM,
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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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  • WHEN ADAM SINNED, HISSIN VIRUS WAS PASSED ON
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  • TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND BOYAND GIRL WHO HAS EVER LIVED,
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  • AND THE PROOF THAT YOU ANDI INHERITED THAT SIN VIRUS
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  • IS DEMONSTRATED IN THE FACTTHAT WE ALL DIE PHYSICALLY.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS.
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  • "BECAUSE SIN ENTERED INTOTHE WORLD THROUGH ADAM,
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  • "AND DEATH CAME THROUGH SIN,AND DEATH SPREAD TO ALL MEN."
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  • THE FACT THATPEOPLE DIE IS PROOF
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  • THAT THEY'VE INHERITEDTHE SIN VIRUS.
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  • YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLEHAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT.
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  • THEY SAY, "NOW, WAIT A MINUTE.
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  • "ARE YOU SAYING WE'RE HELDRESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT ADAM DID?"
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  • ABSOLUTELY.
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  • THERE YOU HEAR THE PROTEST.
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR THAT IWOULD BE HELD GUILTY
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  • FOR WHAT ANOTHER PERSON DID.
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  • THAT'S JUST NOT FAIR.
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  • EVEN THOUGH YOU AND I,EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY,
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  • ONLY CONFIRM ADAM'SCHOICE, DON'T WE,
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  • WHEN WE SINNED AGAINST GOD.
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  • BUT THEY SAY, "IT'SJUST NOT FAIR THAT
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  • "I WOULD BE HELD GUILTYFOR WHAT ADAM DID."
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  • PAUL ANTICIPATED THAT ARGUMENT.
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  • HE SAID, "WELL, IF YOUTHINK THAT'S UNFAIR,
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  • "(LAUGHS) LET ME SHOWYOU SOMETHING ELSE."
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  • HE SAYS IN ROMANS 5:17,
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  • "FOR IF BY THE TRANSGRESSIONOF THE ONE," THAT IS ADAM,
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  • "DEATH REIGNED THROUGH THE ONE,
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  • "MUCH MORE WHO RECEIVETHE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE
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  • "AND OF THE GIFTOF RIGHTEOUSNESS
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  • "WILL REIGN IN LIFETHROUGH THE ONE,"
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  • ANOTHER ONE, THATIS JESUS CHRIST.
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  • PAUL SAID, YES, WE'RE ALL HELDGUILTY BECAUSE OF ADAM'S SIN,
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  • BUT HERE'S SOMETHINGEVEN MORE UNFAIR,
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  • THAT YOU AND I COULD BEDECLARED RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD
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  • BY WHAT ONE PERSON,JESUS CHRIST, DID FOR US.
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  • THAT IS UNFAIR, TOO.
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  • AREN'T YOU GLAD GOD'SUNFAIR IN THAT WAY?
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  • THAT HE CREDITS US WITH THERIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST?
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  • THAT'S THE ESSENCE OFTHE GOSPEL MESSAGE.
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  • WELL, SINCE WE'VE ALREADYFOCUSED IN PAST MESSAGES
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  • ON THE ORIGIN OF SIN,
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  • AND THE REALITY OFOUR GUILT BEFORE GOD,
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  • LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RESULTSOF OUR GUILT BEFORE GOD.
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  • BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF USIS GUILTY BEFORE GOD,
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  • EVERY ONE OF US IS DESERVINGOF THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • YOU KNOW, TODAY,IT'S VERY UNPOPULAR
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  • TO TALK ABOUT THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • PEOPLE WILL APPLAUD YOU IF YOUTALK ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD,
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  • OR EVEN THE JUSTICE OF GOD,
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  • BUT NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUTTHE WRATH, THE ANGER OF GOD.
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  • IT'S JUST POLITICALLYINCORRECT, TO BE FRANK WITH YOU,
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  • TO TALK ABOUT THE WRATH,THE PUNISHMENT OF GOD.
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  • THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHINGFROM THE VICTORIAN ERA
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  • OR THE PURITAN ERA.
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  • IT JUST DOESN'TSEEM RELEVANT TODAY.
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  • ARTHUR PINK POINTS OUTTHAT IF YOU DO A STUDY
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  • IN THE CONCORDANCE,YOU WILL FIND THAT
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  • THE WRATH OF GODOR THE ANGER OF GOD
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  • IS MENTIONED FAR MORETHAN THE LOVE OF GOD.
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  • BOTH ARE TRUE ABOUT GOD, BUTYOU CAN'T STRIP ONE ATTRIBUTE
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  • AWAY FROM GOD JUSTBECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
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  • I MEAN, THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE,
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  • YOU SEE THE BIBLE TALKING ABOUTTHE WRATH, THE ANGER OF GOD.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, IN JOHN 3:16,JESUS UTTERED
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  • WHAT BECAME THE MOST POPULARVERSE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLDTHAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON,"
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  • BUT DID YOU KNOW, INTHAT VERY SAME CHAPTER,
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  • JESUS ALSO SAID IN JOHN 3:36,
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  • "HE WHO BELIEVES IN THESON HAS ETERNAL LIFE;
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  • "BUT HE WHO DOES NOT OBEYTHE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE,
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  • "BUT THE WRATH OFGOD ABIDES ON HIM."
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  • OR ROMAN 1:18.
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  • "FOR THE WRATH OF GODIS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN
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  • "AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESSAND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN,
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  • "WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTHIN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
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  • OR ROMANS 3:5.
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  • "BUT IF OUR UNRIGHTEOUSNESSDEMONSTRATES
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  • "THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD,
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  • "WHAT SHALL WE SAY?
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  • "THE GOD WHO INFLICTS WRATHIS NOT UNRIGHTEOUS, IS HE?"
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  • OR IN THAT PASSAGE WE READJUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO,
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  • EPHESIANS 5:6, "LET NO ONEDECEIVE YOU WITH EMPTY WORDS,
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  • "FOR BECAUSE OF THESETHINGS THE," WHAT?
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  • "THE WRATH OF GOD COMES UPONTHE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE."
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  • NOW, WHAT DO WE MEANWHEN WE MEAN THE WRATH
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  • OR THE ANGER OF GOD?
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOWTHAT IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE,
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  • THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS,
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  • BOTH OF WHICH ARE TRANSLATEDANGER OR WRATH IN THE BIBLE.
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  • THE FIRST WORD IS THEGREEK WORD THUMOS.
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  • THUMOS.
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  • IT'S A WORD THAT REFERS TOAN EXPLOSIVE KIND OF ANGER
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  • THAT WELLS UP QUICKLY ANDALSO SUBSIDES QUICKLY.
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  • IT'S THAT EMOTION YOU FEEL WHEN
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  • SOMEBODY CUTS YOUOFF ON THE HIGHWAY,
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  • OR SOMEBODY SAYSSOMETHING TO YOU THAT JUST
  • 00:10:27.139 --> 00:10:28.941
  • RUBS YOU THE WRONG WAY,
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  • OR YOUR MATE SAYSSOMETHING TO YOU THAT JUST
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  • PRESSES THE WRONG EMOTIONALBUTTON INSIDE OF YOU.
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  • MAN, YOU GET FURIOUS, BUTHOPEFULLY, YOU GET OVER IT.
  • 00:10:36.282 --> 00:10:39.885
  • THAT IS THUMOS.
  • 00:10:39.919 --> 00:10:41.353
  • IT IS AN ANGER THAT ARISESQUICKLY AND DISSIPATES QUICKLY,
  • 00:10:41.387 --> 00:10:45.825
  • BUT THE SECOND GREEKWORD FOR ANGER OR WRATH
  • 00:10:45.858 --> 00:10:48.294
  • IS THE WORD ORGE, O-R-G-E,
  • 00:10:48.327 --> 00:10:52.198
  • AND THIS IS A TERM THATIS USED TO REFER TO
  • 00:10:52.231 --> 00:10:55.167
  • THE WRATH OR ANGER OF GOD.
  • 00:10:55.201 --> 00:10:57.837
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, ORGE?
  • 00:10:57.870 --> 00:10:59.872
  • LEON MORRIS SAYS, "IT IS ASTRONG AND SETTLED OPPOSITION
  • 00:10:59.905 --> 00:11:03.976
  • "TO ALL THAT IS EVIL ARISINGOUT OF GOD'S OWN NATURE.
  • 00:11:04.009 --> 00:11:07.947
  • "IT IS THE HOLYREVULSION OF GOD,
  • 00:11:07.980 --> 00:11:11.717
  • "BEING AGAINST THAT
  • 00:11:11.751 --> 00:11:13.085
  • "WHICH IS THE CONTRADICTIONOF HIS HOLINESS."
  • 00:11:13.119 --> 00:11:16.589
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN WESIN AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:11:16.622 --> 00:11:18.224
  • GOD DOESN'T FLARE UPAND LOSE HIS TEMPER
  • 00:11:18.257 --> 00:11:20.860
  • AND POUR OUT HIS ANGER ON US
  • 00:11:20.893 --> 00:11:22.828
  • AND THEN GETS OVER ITIN THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO.
  • 00:11:22.862 --> 00:11:25.498
  • THAT'S NOT THE WRATHOR ANGER OF GOD.
  • 00:11:25.531 --> 00:11:28.200
  • INSTEAD, THE WRATHOF GOD REFERS TO
  • 00:11:28.234 --> 00:11:30.736
  • GOD'S SETTLED ANDBUILDING OPPOSITION
  • 00:11:30.770 --> 00:11:35.207
  • TO EVERYTHING THAT IS UNHOLY.
  • 00:11:35.241 --> 00:11:38.611
  • THINK OF GOD'S WRATH AS
  • 00:11:38.644 --> 00:11:40.946
  • THE WATER THAT ISBUILDING UP BEHIND A DAM,
  • 00:11:40.980 --> 00:11:44.884
  • AND THAT, AT ONE TIME, WILLBREAK THROUGH THAT DAM.
  • 00:11:44.917 --> 00:11:47.953
  • THAT IS THE ANGER OF GOD.
  • 00:11:47.987 --> 00:11:50.389
  • BUT SOMETIMES, THAT WATER THATIS BUILDING BEHIND THE DAM,
  • 00:11:50.422 --> 00:11:53.726
  • OCCASIONALLY, IT LAPS OVERONTO THE PEOPLE BELOW,
  • 00:11:53.759 --> 00:11:57.396
  • BEFORE THE DAM EVER BURSTS,
  • 00:11:57.429 --> 00:11:59.431
  • AND IT'S THE SAME THINGWITH THE WRATH OF GOD.
  • 00:11:59.465 --> 00:12:01.700
  • YES, THERE IS A FUTUREDAY OF GOD'S WRATH COMING,
  • 00:12:01.734 --> 00:12:04.770
  • THAT WE'RE GONNALOOK AT IN A MOMENT,
  • 00:12:04.804 --> 00:12:06.672
  • BUT RIGHT NOW, WEEXPERIENCE GOD'S WRATH,
  • 00:12:06.705 --> 00:12:11.510
  • WE EXPERIENCE THE RESULTOF HIS HOLY REVULSION
  • 00:12:11.544 --> 00:12:14.380
  • FOR BREAKING HIS LAWSIN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.
  • 00:12:14.413 --> 00:12:16.849
  • WE EXPERIENCE THAT INDIVIDUALLY.
  • 00:12:16.882 --> 00:12:18.818
  • WHENEVER WE IGNORE WHAT GOD'SCOMMANDS SAY ABOUT OUR LIFE,
  • 00:12:18.851 --> 00:12:23.155
  • WE EXPERIENCE THECONSEQUENCES OF IT,
  • 00:12:23.189 --> 00:12:25.257
  • WHETHER IT IS BROKENRELATIONSHIPS, DIVORCE, ILLNESS.
  • 00:12:25.291 --> 00:12:29.328
  • THERE ARE NATURAL, IMMEDIATECONSEQUENCES THAT COME
  • 00:12:29.361 --> 00:12:33.032
  • WHENEVER WE BREAK GOD'S RULES.
  • 00:12:33.065 --> 00:12:35.367
  • IN ROMANS 1:18, PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:12:35.401 --> 00:12:37.036
  • "FOR THE WRATH OFGOD IS REVEALED."
  • 00:12:37.069 --> 00:12:40.339
  • NOT ONE DAY WILL BE REVEALED.
  • 00:12:40.372 --> 00:12:42.141
  • IT IS BEING REVEALED "FROMHEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS
  • 00:12:42.174 --> 00:12:46.312
  • "AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OFMEN WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH
  • 00:12:46.345 --> 00:12:49.481
  • "IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:12:49.515 --> 00:12:51.217
  • YOU SEE, FOLKS, THERE IS ALAW OF SOWING AND REAPING.
  • 00:12:51.250 --> 00:12:54.820
  • WHATEVER A MAN SOWS,THIS WILL HE ALSO REAP.
  • 00:12:54.854 --> 00:12:59.291
  • WHEN YOU BREAK GOD'S LAWS,THERE ARE NATURAL CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:12:59.325 --> 00:13:03.495
  • WE FEEL HIS WRATH.
  • 00:13:03.529 --> 00:13:04.964
  • THAT'S NOT ONLY TRUEFOR US INDIVIDUALLY,
  • 00:13:04.997 --> 00:13:08.567
  • IT'S TRUE FOR US ASA NATION AS WELL.
  • 00:13:08.601 --> 00:13:11.570
  • YOU KNOW, FOR THE FIRST 160YEARS OF OUR NATION'S HISTORY,
  • 00:13:11.604 --> 00:13:16.208
  • EVERY SCHOOLCHILD WHO WENTTO SCHOOL HEARD ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:13:16.242 --> 00:13:20.346
  • THEY HEARD ABOUTTHE REALITY OF GOD.
  • 00:13:20.379 --> 00:13:22.681
  • THEY MEMORIZED HIS LAWS.
  • 00:13:22.715 --> 00:13:24.216
  • BUT ABOUT 60 YEARS AGO,WE ALLOWED THE LIBERALS,
  • 00:13:24.250 --> 00:13:28.187
  • THE SECULARISTS IN THIS COUNTRY,
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:30.389
  • TO ENGAGE IN ASOCIAL EXPERIMENT,
  • 00:13:30.422 --> 00:13:33.325
  • AND THE EXPERIMENT WAS THIS.
  • 00:13:33.359 --> 00:13:35.828
  • LET'S EXPUNGE ANY MENTION OFGOD FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE,
  • 00:13:35.861 --> 00:13:40.799
  • FROM THE SCHOOLS,FROM GOVERNMENT.
  • 00:13:40.833 --> 00:13:42.935
  • LET'S EXPUNGE ANYACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOD
  • 00:13:42.968 --> 00:13:46.472
  • AND HIS LAWS FROM THEPUBLIC SCHOOLS.
  • 00:13:46.505 --> 00:13:47.840
  • LET'S STOP PRAYER.
  • 00:13:47.873 --> 00:13:49.108
  • LET'S STOP BIBLE READING.
  • 00:13:49.141 --> 00:13:50.876
  • LET'S STOP ANY 10COMMANDMENT DISPLAYS.
  • 00:13:50.910 --> 00:13:53.078
  • LET'S REMOVE ALL OF THOSE THINGS
  • 00:13:53.112 --> 00:13:55.214
  • AND SEE IF WE CAN STILLHAVE A GOOD SOCIETY,
  • 00:13:55.247 --> 00:13:59.285
  • A MORAL SOCIETY WITHOUT GOD.
  • 00:13:59.318 --> 00:14:01.954
  • WELL, GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:14:01.987 --> 00:14:03.188
  • THAT EXPERIMENT HASBEEN A DISMAL FAILURE.
  • 00:14:03.222 --> 00:14:06.292
  • [CONGREGANT] AMEN!
  • 00:14:06.325 --> 00:14:07.693
  • -IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY FAILURE.-(CONGREGANTS APPLAUD)
  • 00:14:07.726 --> 00:14:08.928
  • NO NATION CAN REJECT GODAND BE BLESSED BY GOD.
  • 00:14:08.961 --> 00:14:14.900
  • WHAT IS THE CURE FORWHAT IS HAPPENING
  • 00:14:14.934 --> 00:14:16.735
  • IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:14:16.769 --> 00:14:19.038
  • IT'S THE SAME CURE,THE SAME SOLUTION
  • 00:14:19.071 --> 00:14:21.941
  • THAT GOD GAVE 3000YEARS AGO TO HIS PEOPLE,
  • 00:14:21.974 --> 00:14:25.311
  • WHEN HE SAID IN2 CHRONICLES 7:14,
  • 00:14:25.344 --> 00:14:28.547
  • "IF MY PEOPLE, WHOWERE CALLED BY MY NAME,
  • 00:14:28.580 --> 00:14:32.885
  • "WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVESAND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE
  • 00:14:32.918 --> 00:14:39.024
  • "AND TURN FROMTHEIR WICKED WAYS,
  • 00:14:39.058 --> 00:14:40.659
  • "THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN,
  • 00:14:40.693 --> 00:14:44.430
  • "THEN I WILL FORGIVETHEIR INIQUITIES,
  • 00:14:44.463 --> 00:14:47.399
  • "AND THEN I WILLHEAL THEIR LAND."
  • 00:14:47.433 --> 00:14:52.004
  • RETURNING TO GOD ASA NATION IN PRAYER
  • 00:14:52.037 --> 00:14:56.041
  • PERHAPS IS NOT THE ONLYTHING WE NEED TO DO,
  • 00:14:56.075 --> 00:14:59.345
  • BUT IT'S CERTAINLY THEFIRST THING WE NEED TO DO.
  • 00:14:59.378 --> 00:15:03.282
  • WE ARE EXPERIENCINGRIGHT NOW, AS A COUNTRY,
  • 00:15:03.315 --> 00:15:05.384
  • THE CONSEQUENCES,THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:15:05.417 --> 00:15:08.887
  • FOR TURNING AWAY FROMHIM AND HIS WORD,
  • 00:15:08.921 --> 00:15:12.825
  • BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT,
  • 00:15:12.858 --> 00:15:14.193
  • EVEN THOUGH THERE IS ANIMMEDIATE EXPERIENCING
  • 00:15:14.226 --> 00:15:16.862
  • OF THE WRATH OF GOD,
  • 00:15:16.895 --> 00:15:18.097
  • THERE IS A FUTURETIME WHEN THAT WRATH
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:20.332
  • IS GOING TO BEEXPERIENCED AS WELL.
  • 00:15:20.366 --> 00:15:23.202
  • THE FINAL UNLEASHINGOF THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:15:23.235 --> 00:15:26.005
  • IS DESCRIBED INREVELATION 20.
  • 00:15:26.038 --> 00:15:28.640
  • TURN THERE, IF YOUHAVE JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:15:28.674 --> 00:15:30.976
  • THIS IS GOING TO BETHE TIME WHEN GOD
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:33.445
  • FINALLY JUDGES SIN IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:15:33.479 --> 00:15:37.349
  • YOU REMEMBER THIS JUDGMENT WELL.
  • 00:15:37.383 --> 00:15:39.151
  • REVELATION 20:11 SAYS,
  • 00:15:39.184 --> 00:15:42.287
  • "AND I SAW A GREAT WHITETHRONE AND HIM WHO WAS UPON IT,
  • 00:15:42.321 --> 00:15:46.925
  • "FROM WHOSE PRESENCE EARTHAND HEAVEN FLED AWAY,
  • 00:15:46.959 --> 00:15:49.695
  • "AND NO PLACE WASFOUND FOR THEM.
  • 00:15:49.728 --> 00:15:51.630
  • "AND I SAW THE DEAD,THE GREAT AND THE SMALL,
  • 00:15:51.663 --> 00:15:53.932
  • "STANDING BEFORE THE THRONE,AND THE BOOKS WERE OPENED;
  • 00:15:53.966 --> 00:15:57.102
  • "AND ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED,WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE;
  • 00:15:57.136 --> 00:16:00.205
  • "AND THE DEAD WEREJUDGED FROM THE THINGS
  • 00:16:00.239 --> 00:16:02.374
  • "WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THEBOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS.
  • 00:16:02.408 --> 00:16:06.045
  • "AND IF ANYONE'SNAME WAS NOT FOUND
  • 00:16:06.078 --> 00:16:07.946
  • "WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE,
  • 00:16:07.980 --> 00:16:09.248
  • "HE WAS THROWN INTOTHE LAKE OF FIRE."
  • 00:16:09.281 --> 00:16:12.551
  • THE ULTIMATE UNLEASHING,EXPRESSION OF GOD'S WRATH
  • 00:16:12.584 --> 00:16:15.854
  • WILL BE AT THAT FINAL JUDGMENT
  • 00:16:15.888 --> 00:16:18.023
  • WHEN EVERY HUMAN BEINGWHO HAS EVER LIVED
  • 00:16:18.057 --> 00:16:21.593
  • WILL BE SENTENCED TO THEPUNISHMENT HE DESERVES,
  • 00:16:21.627 --> 00:16:25.664
  • AND THAT IS ETERNAL SEPARATION,
  • 00:16:25.697 --> 00:16:28.100
  • ETERNAL TORMENT IN THELAKE OF FIRE, HELL.
  • 00:16:28.133 --> 00:16:31.537
  • EVERY ONE OF US DESERVES THAT.
  • 00:16:31.570 --> 00:16:34.139
  • THE ONLY PEOPLE WHOWILL BE EXEMPTED
  • 00:16:34.173 --> 00:16:36.909
  • FROM THAT FINAL JUDGMENT
  • 00:16:36.942 --> 00:16:38.710
  • WILL BE THOSE WHO HAVETRUSTED IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR
  • 00:16:38.744 --> 00:16:41.980
  • AND HAD THEIR NAME WRITTENIN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE.
  • 00:16:42.014 --> 00:16:45.617
  • THE ONLY WAY TO HAVEFORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS
  • 00:16:45.651 --> 00:16:49.321
  • IS BY BELIEVING IN THAT JESUS,
  • 00:16:49.354 --> 00:16:51.457
  • WHO SATISFIED THE WRATH OFGOD ON THE CROSS FOR US,
  • 00:16:51.490 --> 00:16:56.228
  • AND THAT LEADS TOTHE SECOND TRUTH.
  • 00:16:56.261 --> 00:16:57.996
  • THE FIRST TRUTH IS, EVERYONEIS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:16:58.030 --> 00:17:01.467
  • YOU KNOW, THAT SETTLESA LOT OF QUESTIONS,
  • 00:17:01.500 --> 00:17:03.235
  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:17:03.268 --> 00:17:04.903
  • NOBODY WHO GOES TO HELLGOES THERE UNFAIRLY.
  • 00:17:04.937 --> 00:17:07.873
  • EVERYONE DESERVES TO GO TO HELL.
  • 00:17:07.906 --> 00:17:10.542
  • BUT THE SECOND PART OF THISQUESTION IS ANSWERED BY THIS.
  • 00:17:10.576 --> 00:17:14.213
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROMFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:17:14.246 --> 00:17:18.550
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY.
  • 00:17:18.584 --> 00:17:20.018
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROMFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:17:20.052 --> 00:17:24.756
  • GOD HAS PROVIDED ONE WAY OFESCAPE, THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS,
  • 00:17:24.790 --> 00:17:29.194
  • BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY OF ESCAPE.
  • 00:17:29.228 --> 00:17:31.230
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID
  • 00:17:31.263 --> 00:17:32.865
  • ABOUT THE RELATIVE POPULATIONOF HEAVEN COMPARED TO HELL.
  • 00:17:32.898 --> 00:17:36.568
  • IN MATTHEW 7:13 AND 14, HE SAID,
  • 00:17:36.602 --> 00:17:39.271
  • "ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE;FOR THE GATE IS WIDE,
  • 00:17:39.304 --> 00:17:43.008
  • "AND THE WAY IS BROADTHAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION,
  • 00:17:43.041 --> 00:17:45.777
  • "AND MANY ARE THOSEWHO ENTER BY IT.
  • 00:17:45.811 --> 00:17:48.614
  • "BUT THE GATE IS SMALL,AND THE WAY IS NARROW
  • 00:17:48.647 --> 00:17:51.283
  • "THAT LEADS TO LIFE, ANDFEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT."
  • 00:17:51.316 --> 00:17:55.487
  • ON WHAT BASIS DO OTHERWISEORTHODOX PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:17:55.521 --> 00:17:59.491
  • "OH, THERE ARE GONNABE PEOPLE IN HEAVEN
  • 00:17:59.525 --> 00:18:01.260
  • "WHO DON'T KNOW JESUS BY NAME.
  • 00:18:01.293 --> 00:18:03.462
  • "THEY JUST WORSHIPHIM BY ANOTHER NAME."
  • 00:18:03.495 --> 00:18:05.898
  • HOW DO THEY SAY THAT?
  • 00:18:05.931 --> 00:18:07.132
  • IT'S BECAUSE THEYDON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:18:07.166 --> 00:18:08.800
  • THE SIGNIFICANCEOF A PERSON'S NAME.
  • 00:18:08.834 --> 00:18:11.837
  • LET ME ILLUSTRATE THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:11.870 --> 00:18:13.105
  • LET'S JUST SAY, FORTHE LAST FEW WEEKS,
  • 00:18:13.138 --> 00:18:14.673
  • WE HAD BEEN ANNOUNCINGTODAY THAT MY FRIEND,
  • 00:18:14.706 --> 00:18:17.643
  • DR. DAVID JEREMIAH WAS GONNABE THE GUEST PREACHER TODAY.
  • 00:18:17.676 --> 00:18:21.146
  • EVERYBODY CAME ALL EXCITEDABOUT HEARING DR. JEREMIAH,
  • 00:18:21.180 --> 00:18:24.616
  • AND WHEN THE TIME CAME FORTHE SERMON, I STEPPED UP
  • 00:18:24.650 --> 00:18:27.486
  • AND I PREACHED FORABOUT 40 MINUTES,
  • 00:18:27.519 --> 00:18:30.889
  • AND I FINISHED, AND SOME OF YOUCAME UP TO SEE ME AFTERWARDS
  • 00:18:30.923 --> 00:18:34.526
  • AND, TRYING TO BE POLITE ANDHIDE YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT,
  • 00:18:34.560 --> 00:18:38.030
  • YOU SAID, "PASTOR, I THOUGHTDR. JEREMIAH WAS GONNA BE HERE.
  • 00:18:38.063 --> 00:18:41.900
  • "IT SAYS HE'S PREACHING HERE.
  • 00:18:41.934 --> 00:18:43.802
  • "IS HE SICK?
  • 00:18:43.835 --> 00:18:44.903
  • "DID SOMETHING HAPPEN TO HIM?"
  • 00:18:44.937 --> 00:18:46.672
  • "OH, NO, HE'S FINE," I SAY.
  • 00:18:46.705 --> 00:18:48.507
  • YOU SAY, "WELL, WHYISN'T HE HERE TODAY?
  • 00:18:48.540 --> 00:18:50.876
  • "WHY DOES IT SAYDAVID JEREMIAH?"
  • 00:18:50.909 --> 00:18:53.245
  • AND I WERE TO SAY TOYOU, "OH, DAVID JEREMIAH
  • 00:18:53.278 --> 00:18:55.847
  • "IS JUST ANOTHER NAMEI GO BY SOMETIMES.
  • 00:18:55.881 --> 00:18:58.250
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:18:58.283 --> 00:19:00.419
  • "SOMETIMES IT'S DAVID JEREMIAH.
  • 00:19:00.452 --> 00:19:02.621
  • "SOMETIMES IT'S JOEL OSTEEN.
  • 00:19:02.654 --> 00:19:04.323
  • "IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.
  • 00:19:04.356 --> 00:19:05.891
  • "WE'RE ALL PREACHERS,WE'RE ALL PREACHERS.
  • 00:19:05.924 --> 00:19:08.260
  • "WE'RE ALL THE SAME PEOPLE."
  • 00:19:08.293 --> 00:19:11.196
  • NO, NAMES MEAN SOMETHING.
  • 00:19:11.230 --> 00:19:13.865
  • NOW, IT'S TRUE THATDAVID JEREMIAH AND I
  • 00:19:13.899 --> 00:19:16.301
  • SHARE SOME COMMONCHARACTERISTICS.
  • 00:19:16.335 --> 00:19:18.804
  • I MEAN, WE'RE BOTH CAUCASIAN,
  • 00:19:18.837 --> 00:19:20.339
  • WE BOTH DID OUR THMAT DALLAS SEMINARY,
  • 00:19:20.372 --> 00:19:22.841
  • WE BOTH ARE ON RADIOAND TELEVISION.
  • 00:19:22.874 --> 00:19:25.811
  • THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIES,
  • 00:19:25.844 --> 00:19:27.479
  • BUT THERE ARE A LOT OFDIFFERENCES AS WELL,
  • 00:19:27.512 --> 00:19:30.382
  • AND DAVID'S TALLER THAN I AM.
  • 00:19:30.415 --> 00:19:32.718
  • I'M BETTER LOOKINGTHAN DAVID IS.
  • 00:19:32.751 --> 00:19:34.519
  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGHS)
  • 00:19:34.553 --> 00:19:36.021
  • NO, NOT REALLY.
  • 00:19:36.054 --> 00:19:37.756
  • HE'S NOT THAT MUCHTALLER THAN I AM.
  • 00:19:37.789 --> 00:19:39.458
  • -BUT ANYWAY, WE REALLY ARE.-(CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:19:39.491 --> 00:19:43.462
  • WE'RE DIFFERENT PEOPLE,UNDERSTAND THAT?
  • 00:19:43.495 --> 00:19:46.298
  • NAMES MEAN SOMETHING, ANDTHE SAME IS TRUE WITH JESUS.
  • 00:19:46.331 --> 00:19:51.036
  • YES, THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIESBETWEEN JESUS AND ALLAH
  • 00:19:51.069 --> 00:19:55.841
  • AND BUDDHA AND THE KRISHA,AND OTHER HUMAN PROPHETS
  • 00:19:55.874 --> 00:19:58.944
  • AND PAGAN DEITIES.
  • 00:19:58.977 --> 00:19:59.911
  • THERE ARE SIMILARITIES,
  • 00:19:59.945 --> 00:20:01.580
  • BUT THE DIFFERENCES FAROUTWEIGH THE SIMILARITIES.
  • 00:20:01.613 --> 00:20:04.750
  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUT JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:20:04.783 --> 00:20:06.718
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT APARTICULAR PERSON IN HISTORY,
  • 00:20:06.752 --> 00:20:10.122
  • WHO LIVED AT A SPECIFIC TIME,WHO WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN,
  • 00:20:10.155 --> 00:20:13.659
  • WHO LIVED A PERFECT LIFE,
  • 00:20:13.692 --> 00:20:15.193
  • WHO DIED A HORRIFIC DEATHON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS,
  • 00:20:15.227 --> 00:20:17.896
  • AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHO WASRAISED AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY,
  • 00:20:17.929 --> 00:20:21.333
  • -UNLIKE ANY OTHER PROPHET-(CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
  • 00:20:21.366 --> 00:20:23.268
  • OR ANY OTHER DEITY THATHAS BEEN KNOWN TO MAN,
  • 00:20:23.302 --> 00:20:27.572
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE APOSTLEPETER SAID WITHOUT HESITATION
  • 00:20:27.606 --> 00:20:30.208
  • IN ACTS 4:12, "FOR THERE ISSALVATION IN NO ONE ELSE;
  • 00:20:30.242 --> 00:20:35.147
  • "FOR THERE IS NO OTHERNAME UNDER HEAVEN
  • 00:20:35.180 --> 00:20:39.217
  • "THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN AMONG MENBY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED."
  • 00:20:39.251 --> 00:20:43.422
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROMTHE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:43.455 --> 00:20:49.528
  • AND THAT'S WHY,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:20:49.561 --> 00:20:51.096
  • WE OUGHTA BE SHARINGTHAT MESSAGE WITH PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:51.129 --> 00:20:53.865
  • WE SHARE THAT MESSAGE,
  • 00:20:53.899 --> 00:20:55.334
  • NOT BECAUSE WE HATEPEOPLE OF OTHER RELIGIONS,
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  • BUT BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM.
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  • WE DON'T WANT THEMTO MISS HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:00.772 --> 00:21:04.176
  • THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO STUMBLE OVER
  • 00:21:04.209 --> 00:21:07.646
  • THE EXCLUSIVITY OFJESUS FOR SALVATION
  • 00:21:07.679 --> 00:21:11.116
  • ARE THOSE WHO REALLYDON'T BELIEVE IT.
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  • THEY REALLY DON'T BELIEVE IT.
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  • THIS IS A MESSAGE,PLEASE HEAR ME,
  • 00:21:18.156 --> 00:21:20.258
  • NOT ONLY TO BESHARED WITH OTHERS,
  • 00:21:20.292 --> 00:21:24.229
  • BUT THIS IS ALSO A MESSAGE WEMUST EMBRACE FOR OURSELVES.
  • 00:21:24.262 --> 00:21:30.669
  • YOU KNOW, IN 1 JOHN 5:13,THE APOSTLE WHOM JESUS LOVED
  • 00:21:30.702 --> 00:21:33.138
  • WROTE THESE WORDS.
  • 00:21:33.171 --> 00:21:34.373
  • "THESE THINGS HAVEI WRITTEN TO YOU
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  • "WHO BELIEVE IN THENAME OF THE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:21:37.008 --> 00:21:39.644
  • "THAT YOU MAY KNOW YOUHAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
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  • DO YOU KNOW?
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  • FORGET OTHERPEOPLE, DO YOU KNOW?
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IFYOU WAIT UNTIL YOU DIE
  • 00:21:51.590 --> 00:21:54.092
  • AND PASS FROM THIS LIFEINTO THE NEXT LIFE,
  • 00:21:54.126 --> 00:21:56.361
  • TO DISCOVER WHETHERYOU ARE SAVED,
  • 00:21:56.395 --> 00:21:58.630
  • YOU'VE WAITED TOO LONG.
  • 00:21:58.663 --> 00:22:01.500
  • YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY IS TOOIMPORTANT TO BE UNSURE ABOUT.
  • 00:22:01.533 --> 00:22:04.836
  • IT'S NOT SUPPOSEDTO BE A MYSTERY.
  • 00:22:04.870 --> 00:22:07.072
  • GOD WANTS US TO BEABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
  • 00:22:07.105 --> 00:22:10.609
  • THAT WE'RE GOING TOESCAPE THE WRATH OF GOD,
  • 00:22:10.642 --> 00:22:13.812
  • AND THE ONLY WAY TOESCAPE THAT WRATH
  • 00:22:13.845 --> 00:22:16.782
  • IS BY BELIEVING,TRUSTING, AND CLINGING TO
  • 00:22:16.815 --> 00:22:20.152
  • THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:20.185 --> 00:22:22.921
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD,EVERY ONE OF US HERE TODAY,
  • 00:22:22.954 --> 00:22:27.759
  • AND NO ONE IS SAVEDAPART FROM JESUS CHRIST.
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  • 00:22:32.798 --> 00:22:38.537
  • THE BIBLE IS CRYSTALCLEAR ON THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:22:38.570 --> 00:22:41.306
  • NONE OF US ESCAPESTHE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:22:41.339 --> 00:22:43.975
  • APART FROM PERSONALFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:22:44.009 --> 00:22:47.145
  • AND AT THE SAME TIME,EVERY ONE OF US IS INVITED
  • 00:22:47.179 --> 00:22:50.882
  • TO ACCEPT GOD'SGIFT OF SALVATION.
  • 00:22:50.916 --> 00:22:54.186
  • WELL, I WANT TO SHAREAN ENCOURAGING NOTE
  • 00:22:54.219 --> 00:22:56.421
  • I RECEIVED FROM ONEOF YOUR FELLOW VIEWERS
  • 00:22:56.455 --> 00:22:58.657
  • WHO WAS IMPACTEDBY THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:22:58.690 --> 00:23:00.992
  • THIS PERSON WROTE,
  • 00:23:01.026 --> 00:23:02.828
  • ISN'T THAT A GREAT RESPONSE?
  • 00:23:24.282 --> 00:23:26.151
  • THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:23:26.184 --> 00:23:27.252
  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULAROR INTOLERANT,
  • 00:23:27.285 --> 00:23:30.222
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTH THAT CAN SAVE.
  • 00:23:30.255 --> 00:23:33.291
  • SO PLEASE JOIN WITH ME
  • 00:23:33.325 --> 00:23:35.427
  • AS TOGETHER WE BRING THELIFE-GIVING MESSAGE OF
  • 00:23:35.460 --> 00:23:38.230
  • THE GOSPEL TO YOURAND YOUR FAMILY,
  • 00:23:38.263 --> 00:23:41.132
  • AND TO MULTITUDES WHO ARESEARCHING AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:41.166 --> 00:23:43.969
  • NOW, PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE.
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE PATHWAYTO VICTORY IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:46.404 --> 00:23:50.842
  • THE MAJORITY OF THOSE
  • 00:23:50.876 --> 00:23:52.110
  • WHO ATTEND AMERICANEVANGELICAL CHURCHES
  • 00:23:52.143 --> 00:23:55.113
  • BELIEVE THAT THERE'S MORETHAN ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:23:55.146 --> 00:23:58.917
  • THERE'S ONLY ONEPROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA.
  • 00:23:58.950 --> 00:24:01.286
  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
  • 00:24:01.319 --> 00:24:03.088
  • [ANNOUNCER] IN HISBEST-SELLING BOOK,
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  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,"
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSANSWERS QUESTIONS LIKE
  • 00:24:06.391 --> 00:24:08.894
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCEREFOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:24:08.927 --> 00:24:11.830
  • WHO WORSHIP A GODBY ANOTHER NAME?
  • 00:24:11.863 --> 00:24:13.832
  • AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:24:13.865 --> 00:24:16.835
  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE,
  • 00:24:16.868 --> 00:24:19.004
  • THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OFJESUS IS VERY UNPOPULAR,
  • 00:24:19.037 --> 00:24:23.308
  • BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR THATNO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER
  • 00:24:23.341 --> 00:24:27.012
  • EXCEPT THROUGH ME.
  • 00:24:27.045 --> 00:24:28.680
  • MY BOOK EQUIPS YOU TOSHARE THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH
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  • WHAT SATAN IS DOING
  • 00:24:49.234 --> 00:24:50.468
  • IS USING RELIGION AS ADISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:50.502 --> 00:24:54.573
  • HE'S USING RELIGIONAS A FALSE LIGHT
  • 00:24:54.606 --> 00:24:57.842
  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLEAWAY FROM THE TRUE LIGHT,
  • 00:24:57.876 --> 00:25:01.079
  • JESUS CHRIST, WHO ILLUMINATESTHE ONLY PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:01.112 --> 00:25:05.817
  • [ANNOUNCER] THETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:25:05.850 --> 00:25:07.152
  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULARAND INTOLERANT,
  • 00:25:07.185 --> 00:25:09.554
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTH THAT CANSAVE LIVES, RESTORE OUR NATION,
  • 00:25:09.588 --> 00:25:13.458
  • AND IMPACT OUR WORLD,
  • 00:25:13.491 --> 00:25:15.293
  • AND THROUGH YOURPRAYERS AND GIVING,
  • 00:25:15.327 --> 00:25:17.162
  • WE'RE ABLE TOPIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:17.195 --> 00:25:19.064
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:25:19.097 --> 00:25:20.799
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  • 00:25:20.832 --> 00:25:22.867
  • THE EXCLUSIVITY OF CHRISTISN'T POPULAR IN TODAY'S WORLD,
  • 00:25:22.901 --> 00:25:26.972
  • BUT THERE'S NO VALOR INEMBELLISHING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:25:27.005 --> 00:25:30.041
  • TO MAKE IT MORE ATTRACTIVE.
  • 00:25:30.075 --> 00:25:32.143
  • THE GOSPEL IN ITS PURESTFORM IS THE ONLY MESSAGE
  • 00:25:32.177 --> 00:25:35.947
  • WE DECLARE ONPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:35.981 --> 00:25:39.150
  • TODAY, WE LOOKED AT THEFIRST TWO PROPOSITIONS
  • 00:25:39.184 --> 00:25:41.653
  • THAT ANSWER THE QUESTIONABOUT WHAT HAPPENS
  • 00:25:41.686 --> 00:25:44.222
  • TO THOSE WHO HAVE NEVERHEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:44.255 --> 00:25:47.325
  • PROPOSITION NUMBER ONE,EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD,
  • 00:25:47.359 --> 00:25:51.196
  • AND PROPOSITION NUMBER TWO,
  • 00:25:51.229 --> 00:25:52.664
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROMFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:25:52.697 --> 00:25:56.768
  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'LL LOOK ATTHE FINAL TWO PROPOSITIONS
  • 00:25:56.801 --> 00:25:59.871
  • THAT COME STRAIGHTFROM GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:25:59.904 --> 00:26:02.273
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIOUS OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:05.210 --> 00:26:08.279
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:44.349 --> 00:26:47.819
  • YOU KNOW, SECULARISTSWILL ARGUE THAT
  • 00:26:47.852 --> 00:26:50.488
  • WE REALLY OBJECTIVELYLOOKED AT THE EVIDENCE,
  • 00:26:50.522 --> 00:26:53.191
  • AND WE JUST CAN'T FINDANY EVIDENCE OF GOD,
  • 00:26:53.224 --> 00:26:55.727
  • AND THAT'S WHY WE'VEREJECTED THE IDEA OF GOD.
  • 00:26:55.760 --> 00:26:57.128
  • THERE'S JUST NOSCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
  • 00:26:57.162 --> 00:27:00.198
  • WELL, THE FACT ISTHE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.
  • 00:27:00.231 --> 00:27:03.334
  • THE PERSON WHO REJECTS GODHAS NOT EXAMINED THE EVIDENCE.
  • 00:27:03.368 --> 00:27:07.005
  • HE HAS STARTED WITH THEPRESUPPOSITION THERE IS NO GOD,
  • 00:27:07.038 --> 00:27:10.175
  • AND HE'S FOUND EVIDENCETO TRY TO CONFIRM
  • 00:27:10.208 --> 00:27:12.677
  • HIS PRESUPPOSITION.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • 00:27:17.415 --> 00:27:18.983
  • "WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVENEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?"
  • 00:27:19.017 --> 00:27:21.953
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:21.986 --> 00:27:23.722
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:23.755 --> 00:27:28.660