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What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jesus? Part 2

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November 18, 2020
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It seems grossly unfair that people would be condemned to Hell for never trusting in a Jesus they have never heard about.

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What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jesus? Part 2

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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 JEFFRESS,AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • JESUS SAYS, "NO ONE COMES TOTHE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME."
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  • BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • IT SEEMS ONLY FAIR THAT GODWOULD GIVE THEM A PASS, RIGHT?
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  • WELL, LAST TIME WE EXAMINEDTWO MAJOR PROPOSITIONS
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  • THAT CLARIFY GOD'S POSITIONON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE.
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  • PROPOSITION NUMBER ONE,EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • AND PROPOSITION NUMBERTWO, NO ONE IS SAVED APART
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  • FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • TODAY WE'LL IDENTIFYTWO MORE PROPOSITIONS
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  • BASED ON GOD'S WORD.
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  • 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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  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OF AMERICANSBELIEVE THAT MUSLIMS,
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  • BUDDHISTS AND CHRISTIANSALL 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 THE HELPFUL RESOURCECALLED "CHRISTIANITY,
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  • "CULTS AND 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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  • FOR CONTACTING US TODAYAT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • IF FAITH IN JESUSCHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY
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  • A PERSON CAN BE SAVED,WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE
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  • WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUTJESUS, WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM?
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  • IS GOD GOING TOSEND PEOPLE TO HELL
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  • FOR REJECTING A GOSPELTHEY'VE NEVER HEARD?
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  • IF SO, ISN'T THATPATENTLY UNFAIR?
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  • AND THAT'S THE QUESTIONMOST PEOPLE RAISE
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  • WHENEVER WE TALK ABOUT THISISSUE OF THE EXCLUSIVITY
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  • OF CHRIST FOR SALVATION.
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE,THE MILLIONS, THE BILLIONS
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  • IN THE WORLD WHO HAVE NEVERHEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST?
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  • I BET YOU'VE BEEN ASKEDTHAT QUESTION BEFORE
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  • SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY.
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  • HOW ARE WE TO ANSWERTHAT QUESTION?
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  • THE STARTING PLACE FORUNDERSTANDING THE ANSWER
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  • TO THIS QUESTION OR THE COMPLEXISSUE OF PRE-DESTINATION
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  • AND HUMAN CHOICE, THESTARTING POINT IS TO REALIZE
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  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • AND THAT LEADS TOA SECOND TRUTH,
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  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROMFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • NO ONE IS SAVED APARTFROM JESUS CHRIST.
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  • SINCE THE TIME OF CHRIST,THERE IS NOT ONE EXAMPLE
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  • IN THE BIBLE OFANYBODY WHO WAS SAVED
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  • WITHOUT PERSONALLY EXERCISINGFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • ACTS 4:12 SAYS THERE'S NOOTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN
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  • BY WHICH WE CAN BE SAVEDEXCEPT THE NAME OF JESUS.
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  • AND THAT LEADS TO THETHIRD BIBLICAL PROPOSITION,
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  • AND THAT IS, EVERYONE HASRECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
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  • WHEN PEOPLE SAY TOYOU, "WHAT ABOUT THOSE
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  • "WHO HAVE NEVERHEARD ABOUT JESUS,"
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  • YOU CAN ASSURE THEM THATEVERYBODY WHO HAS EVER LIVED
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  • HAS RECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
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  • THE FACT IS, CREATION IS ATESTIMONY OF THE POWER OF GOD.
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  • THERE IS INFORMATION ABOUTGOD THAT EVERYBODY CAN HAVE,
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  • REGARDLESS IF THEYEVER READ A BIBLE
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  • OR EVER HEAR A SERMON.
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  • WE CALL THAT INFORMATIONTHAT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
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  • ABOUT GOD, WE CALL ITNATURAL REVELATION.
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  • IT'S FROM NATURE, IT'SREVELATION INFORMATION
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  • ABOUT GOD THATEVERYONE CAN HAVE.
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  • LISTEN TO ROMANS 1:20.
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  • "FOR SINCE THECREATION OF THE WORLD,
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  • "GOD'S INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES,THAT IS HIS ETERNAL POWER
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  • "AND DIVINE NATURE,HAVE BEEN CLEARLY SEEN,
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  • "BEING UNDERSTOOD THROUGHWHAT HAS BEEN MADE,
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  • "SO THAT THEY AREWITHOUT EXCUSE."
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  • WELL, WHAT CAN THEGENTILE OR THE PAGAN
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  • WHO LIVES HALFWAY AROUNDTHE WORLD IN A JUNGLE
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  • OR THE UNBELIEVER WHO LIVESDOWN THE STREET FROM YOU
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  • WHO'S NEVER READ A BIBLE,WHO'S NEVER HEARD A MESSAGE,
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  • WHAT CAN HE KNOWABOUT GOD FROM JUST
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  • SIMPLY LOOKING AT CREATION?
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  • WELL, PAUL SAYS THERE ARETWO THINGS YOU CAN LEARN
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  • ABOUT GOD FROM CREATION.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, ABOUTGOD'S ETERNAL POWER.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 20,HIS ETERNAL POWER.
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  • NOW, I COULD SPEND THEREST OF THE MESSAGE
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  • GIVING YOU EXAMPLEAFTER EXAMPLE ABOUT
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  • HOW CREATION IS A TESTIMONYTO THE POWER OF GOD.
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  • BUT HERE'S JUST ONE.
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  • LET ME REMIND YOU OF SOMETHING.
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  • CHANCE IS NOT A POWER, IT'SA MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITY.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, IF I TAKE A PENNYAND I FLIP IT IN THE AIR,
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  • WHAT ARE THE ODDS THATIT WILL LAND HEADS UP?
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  • WELL, THE MATHEMATICALPROBABILITY, THE CHANCE, IS
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  • 50/ 50. BUT IF IT DOES LANDHEADS UP, WHAT MADE IT LAND
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  • HEADS UP? IT COULD HAVE BEENTHE FORCE OF MY THUMB
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  • IN FLIPPING THE COIN,IT COULD HAVE BEEN
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  • THE DISTANCE IT TRAVELED,IT COULD HAVE BEEN
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  • THE AIR PRESSURE, IT COULDHAVE BEEN A BUNCH OF THINGS
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  • THAT DETERMINED WHICHSIDE THAT COIN LANDED ON,
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  • BUT CHANCE HADNOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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  • BECAUSE CHANCE IS NOT A POWER,
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  • IT'S SIMPLY A MATHEMATICALCALCULATION OF PROBABILITY.
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  • IT'S THE SAME THING WITH WHATHAPPENED IN THIS UNIVERSE.
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  • THIS UNIVERSE WASN'TCREATED BY CHANCE.
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  • THERE HAD TO BE AFORCE THAT CREATED IT.
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  • PSALM 19:1 SAYS, "FORTHE HEAVENS ARE TELLING
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  • "OF THE GLORY OF GOD,AND THEIR EXPANSE
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  • "IS DECLARING THEWORK OF HIS HANDS."
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  • ANYBODY CAN KNOW JUST BYLOOKING AT THE CREATION
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  • THAT HE DIDN'TCREATE THIS WORLD,
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  • THAT THERE IS APOWERFUL GOD AT WORK.
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  • BUT PAUL MENTIONS SOMETHINGELSE, NATURAL REVELATION
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  • TELLS US ABOUT GOD, ANDTHAT IS HIS DIVINE NATURE.
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  • AGAIN, ROMANS 1:20,HIS ETERNAL POWER
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  • AND HIS DIVINE NATURE.
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  • NOW, THERE ARE SOMETRUTHS ABOUT GOD
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  • THAT WE CAN ONLY KNOWTHROUGH THE BIBLE
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  • OR THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
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  • LET ME SHOW YOU A GREATILLUSTRATION OF THAT IN
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  • THE BIBLE. TURN OVER TOACTS 14 FOR JUST A MOMENT.
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  • THIS IS THE STORY OF THEAPOSTLE PAUL AND BARNABAS,
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  • WHO ARRIVED IN LYSTRA, ANDBECAUSE OF THEIR ABILITY
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  • TO PERFORM MIRACLES,THE RESIDENTS OF LYSTRA
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  • MISTAKENLY THOUGHT PAUL ANDBARNABAS WERE GODS THEMSELVES.
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  • THEY STARTED CALLINGTHEM ZEUS AND HERMES,
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  • THINKING THEY WEREGODS, AND OF COURSE,
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  • PAUL GOT VERYUNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT
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  • AND QUICKLY SAID,"WE'RE NOT GODS.
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  • "WE ARE HERE TO POINTYOU TO THE TRUE GOD,
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  • "THE GOD YOU HAVE NEVERHEARD ABOUT OR READ ABOUT,
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  • "BUT A GOD THAT YOU CANKNOW THROUGH CREATION."
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  • LOOK AT WHAT HE SAYS INACTS 14 BEGINNING IN
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  • VERSE 15. "MEN, WHY ARE YOUDOING THESE THINGS?"
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  • THAT IS, WHY AREYOU WORSHIPING US?
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  • "WE ARE ALSO MEN OFTHE SAME NATURE AS YOU,
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  • "AND WE PREACH THEGOSPEL TO YOU IN ORDER
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  • "THAT YOU SHOULD TURNFROM THESE VAIN THINGS
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  • "TO A LIVING GOD,WHO MADE THE HEAVEN
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  • "AND THE EARTH AND THE SEAAND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.
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  • "AND IN THE GENERATIONSGONE BY HE PERMITTED
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  • "ALL THE NATIONS TOGO THEIR OWN WAYS,
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  • "AND YET HE DID NOT LEAVEHIMSELF WITHOUT WITNESS,
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  • "IN THAT HE DID GOOD ANDGAVE YOU RAINS FROM HEAVEN
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  • "AND FRUITFUL SEASONS,SATISFYING YOUR HEARTS
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  • "WITH FOOD AND GLADNESS."
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  • PAUL IS SAYING, THE FACTTHAT GOD SENDS YOU RAINS
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  • IN ORDER TO PRODUCE THECROPS YOU NEED TO HAVE FOOD,
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  • THAT OUGHTA TELL YOUSOMETHING ABOUT GOD.
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  • HE IS A KIND GOD.
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  • YOU KNOW, SO OFTENWE ASK THE QUESTION,
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  • IF GOD IS GOOD AND LOVING,WHY DOES HE ALLOW THINGS
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  • TO HAPPEN, BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN?
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  • WHY DOES HE ALLOWFAMINES AROUND THE WORLD?
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  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW FLOODS,RIVERS OVERFLOWING THEIR BANKS?
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  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW EARTHQUAKES?
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  • WHY DOES HE ALLOWTERRORIST ATTACKS?
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  • IF GOD IS GOOD, WHY DOES HEALLOW BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARDTHAT QUESTION BEFORE?
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  • YOU SEE, THE FOCUS IS ALL WRONG.
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  • THE REASON WE NEED TOSWITCH OUR PERSPECTIVE IS
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  • THOSE BAD THINGS AREUSUALLY THE EXCEPTION
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  • RATHER THAN THE RULE.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHTABOUT IT THAT WAY?
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  • YEAH, THOSE THINGSHAPPEN OCCASIONALLY,
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  • BUT MOST OF THE TIME THERAINS DO COME ON SCHEDULE.
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  • MOST OF THE TIME THE RIVERS STAY
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  • WITHIN THEIR BOUNDARIESAND THEIR BANKS.
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  • MOST OF THE TIME THETECTONIC PLATES DON'T SHIFT,
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  • CAUSING AN EARTHQUAKE.
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  • MOST OF THE TIME TERRORISTATTACKS ARE THWARTED
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  • RATHER THAN EXECUTED.
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  • YOU KNOW, THE REAL QUESTION ISNOT WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN
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  • TO GOOD PEOPLE, THEREAL QUESTION IS,
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  • WHY DO GOOD THINGSHAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE?
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  • AND PAUL IS SAYING,LOOK AT IT, GOOD THINGS
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  • GOD IS SENDING TO BADPEOPLE ALL THE TIME.
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  • HE'S SHOWING KINDNESSTO THEM IN SPITE
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  • OF THEIR DISREGARD FOR HIM.
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  • AND WHY DOES HE DO IT?
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  • ROMANS 2:4 SAYS, "ORDO YOU THINK LIGHTLY
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  • "OF THE RICHES OF HISKINDNESS AND FORBEARANCE
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  • "AND PATIENCE, NOTKNOWING THAT THE KINDNESS
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  • "OF GOD LEADS YOUTO REPENTANCE?"
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  • GOD SENDS GOOD THINGS INTOTHE LIFE OF UNBELIEVERS
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  • TO TRY TO WOOTHEM, TO CAUSE THEM
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  • TO TURN THEIR HEART TOWARD HIM.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING HERE,EVERYBODY OUGHTA BE ABLE
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  • TO LOOK AT CREATION AND KNOWTHAT WE SERVE A KIND GOD.
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  • NOW, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
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  • THEY'VE ALL BEEN THE RECIPIENTSOF NATURAL REVELATION
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  • ABOUT GOD THAT ISAVAILABLE THROUGH NATURE.
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  • BUT WHAT HAVE MOST PEOPLE DONE
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  • WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD?
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  • THEY'VE ENGAGED IN THE REJECTIONOF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 21 OF ROMANS 1.
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  • "FOR EVEN THOUGH THEY KNEW GOD,
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  • "THEY DID NOT HONOR HIMAS GOD, OR GIVE THANKS,
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  • "BUT THEY BECAME FUTILEIN THEIR SPECULATIONS,
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  • "AND THEIR FOOLISHHEART WAS DARKENED."
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  • YOU KNOW, SECULARISTSWILL ARGUE THAT
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  • THEIR WHOLE IDEAOF GOD IS TAINTED
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  • BY THEIR SCIENTIFICINVESTIGATION.
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  • THEY SAY, IN OTHER WORDS,WE'VE REALLY OBJECTIVELY
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  • LOOKED AT THE EVIDENCEAND WE JUST CAN'T FIND
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  • ANY EVIDENCE OF GOD, ANDTHAT'S WHY WE'VE REJECTED
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  • THE IDEA OF GOD, THERE'SJUST NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
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  • BUT THE FACT IS THEOPPOSITE IS TRUE.
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  • THE PERSON WHO REJECTS GODHAS NOT EXAMINED THE EVIDENCE,
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  • HE HAS STARTED WITH THEPRESUPPOSITION THERE IS NO GOD
  • 00:10:53.109 --> 00:10:56.078
  • AND HE'S FOUND EVIDENCE TO TRY
  • 00:10:56.112 --> 00:10:58.013
  • TO CONFIRM HIS PRESUPPOSITION.
  • 00:10:58.047 --> 00:11:00.649
  • RICHARD LEWONTIN ISA HARVARD BIOLOGIST,
  • 00:11:00.683 --> 00:11:03.619
  • AND HE ACTUALLYCONCEDED THAT POINT
  • 00:11:03.652 --> 00:11:05.855
  • IN AN ARTICLE FOR "THENEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS."
  • 00:11:05.888 --> 00:11:08.824
  • HE SAID, "IT IS NOTTHAT THE METHODS
  • 00:11:08.858 --> 00:11:10.993
  • "AND INSTITUTIONS OFSCIENCE SOMEHOW COMPEL US
  • 00:11:11.026 --> 00:11:14.764
  • "TO ACCEPT AMATERIAL EXPLANATION
  • 00:11:14.797 --> 00:11:17.466
  • "OF THE PHENOMENAL WORLD,BUT, ON THE CONTRARY,
  • 00:11:17.500 --> 00:11:20.903
  • "THAT WE ARE FORCED BYOUR A PRIORI ADHERENCE
  • 00:11:20.936 --> 00:11:24.874
  • "TO MATERIAL CAUSESTO CREATE AN APPARATUS
  • 00:11:24.907 --> 00:11:28.377
  • "OF INVESTIGATIONAND A SET OF CONCEPTS
  • 00:11:28.410 --> 00:11:31.247
  • "THAT PRODUCEMATERIAL EXPLANATIONS,
  • 00:11:31.280 --> 00:11:35.317
  • "NO MATTER HOWCOUNTER-INTUITIVE,
  • 00:11:35.351 --> 00:11:37.486
  • "NO MATTER HOW MYSTIFYINGTO THE UNINITIATED.
  • 00:11:37.520 --> 00:11:40.289
  • "MOREOVER, THATMATERIALISM IS ABSOLUTE,
  • 00:11:40.322 --> 00:11:44.593
  • "FOR WE CANNOT ALLOW ADIVINE FOOT IN THE DOOR."
  • 00:11:44.627 --> 00:11:50.132
  • IN OTHER WORDS, WE'RESTARTING WITH THE IDEA
  • 00:11:50.166 --> 00:11:52.902
  • THAT ALL THAT IS REALIS WHAT WE CAN SEE,
  • 00:11:52.935 --> 00:11:56.438
  • AND SO WE ARE GOING TO RIGOUR SO-CALLED INVESTIGATION
  • 00:11:56.472 --> 00:12:00.042
  • OF SCIENCE TO A CONCLUSIONTHAT SAYS THERE IS NO GOD.
  • 00:12:00.075 --> 00:12:04.680
  • AND WE'LL ENGAGE IN THATRIGGED INVESTIGATION
  • 00:12:04.713 --> 00:12:08.083
  • BECAUSE WE CANNOT ACCEPT ABELIEF THAT THERE IS A GOD.
  • 00:12:08.117 --> 00:12:13.022
  • WE HAVE THIS IDEA THAT ATHEISTSARE THESE HONEST SEARCHERS
  • 00:12:13.055 --> 00:12:15.991
  • FOR TRUTH, THEY'RE REALLYHONESTLY SEARCHING FOR GOD
  • 00:12:16.025 --> 00:12:18.594
  • AND THEY JUST CAN'T FIND HIM.
  • 00:12:18.627 --> 00:12:21.163
  • YOU KNOW WHY ANATHEIST CAN'T FIND GOD?
  • 00:12:21.197 --> 00:12:23.065
  • IT'S THE SAME REASON A THIEFCAN NEVER FIND A POLICEMAN.
  • 00:12:23.098 --> 00:12:27.469
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:12:27.503 --> 00:12:29.405
  • YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOTLOOKING THAT HARD.
  • 00:12:29.438 --> 00:12:32.308
  • THEY DON'T WANNA FINDA GOD THAT THEY HAVE
  • 00:12:32.341 --> 00:12:34.143
  • TO SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO,
  • 00:12:34.176 --> 00:12:35.711
  • AND THAT'S WHATPAUL IS SAYING HERE.
  • 00:12:35.744 --> 00:12:38.080
  • THE UNBELIEVER IS ONE WHOHAS RECEIVED A REVELATION
  • 00:12:38.113 --> 00:12:41.750
  • ABOUT THE TRUE GOD AND HE'SREJECTED THAT REVELATION
  • 00:12:41.784 --> 00:12:44.887
  • OF THE TRUE GOD, WHATHAS HE DONE INSTEAD?
  • 00:12:44.920 --> 00:12:47.122
  • SECONDLY, HE HASREPLACED THE REVELATION
  • 00:12:47.156 --> 00:12:49.558
  • OF THE TRUE GOD WITH THECREATION OF A FALSE GOD.
  • 00:12:49.592 --> 00:12:53.195
  • LOOK AT VERSES 22AND 23 OF ROMANS ONE.
  • 00:12:53.229 --> 00:12:55.664
  • "PROFESSING TO BE WISE,THEY BECAME FOOLS,
  • 00:12:55.698 --> 00:12:59.301
  • "AND THEY EXCHANGED THE GLORYOF THE INCORRUPTIBLE GOD
  • 00:12:59.335 --> 00:13:03.372
  • "FOR AN IMAGE IN THEFORM OF A CORRUPTIBLE MAN
  • 00:13:03.405 --> 00:13:07.009
  • "AND OF BIRDS AND OFFOUR-FOOTED ANIMALS
  • 00:13:07.042 --> 00:13:09.245
  • "AND CRAWLING CREATURES."
  • 00:13:09.278 --> 00:13:11.547
  • IF YOU EVER TAKE A COURSEIN COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS,
  • 00:13:11.580 --> 00:13:13.949
  • HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL HEAR.
  • 00:13:13.983 --> 00:13:15.351
  • YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT THEEVOLUTION OF RELIGION.
  • 00:13:15.384 --> 00:13:18.954
  • THE IDEA IS JUST AS MANHAS EVOLVED FROM AMOEBA
  • 00:13:18.988 --> 00:13:23.559
  • TO A TADPOLE TO A FISH TO A MAN
  • 00:13:23.592 --> 00:13:26.128
  • AND MAN IS GETTING BETTERAND BETTER AND MORE COMPLEX,
  • 00:13:26.161 --> 00:13:29.231
  • SO IS HE IN HISRELIGIOUS THOUGHT.
  • 00:13:29.265 --> 00:13:31.667
  • THAT IS, MAN STARTEDOUT AS A PRIMATE
  • 00:13:31.700 --> 00:13:34.870
  • AND ALL HE COULD WORSHIP WERETHINGS AND OTHER ANIMALS.
  • 00:13:34.904 --> 00:13:38.474
  • THAT'S ANIMISM, THE IDEA THATWE'RE GONNA WORSHIP THINGS
  • 00:13:38.507 --> 00:13:42.278
  • OR OTHER OBJECTS.
  • 00:13:42.311 --> 00:13:43.879
  • BUT AS MAN HAS EVOLVED,HE WENT FROM ANIMISM
  • 00:13:43.913 --> 00:13:46.682
  • TO POLYTHEISM, THEWORSHIP OF MANY GODS.
  • 00:13:46.715 --> 00:13:49.818
  • AND THEN HE EVOLVED AND HESTARTED INTO MONOTHEISM,
  • 00:13:49.852 --> 00:13:53.289
  • THE WORSHIP OF ONEGOD, HE EVOLVED
  • 00:13:53.322 --> 00:13:55.591
  • IN HIS RELIGIOUS THOUGHT.
  • 00:13:55.624 --> 00:13:57.092
  • NOW, THAT'S A GREAT IDEA,EXCEPT IT CONTRADICTS HISTORY.
  • 00:13:57.126 --> 00:14:00.729
  • THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.
  • 00:14:00.763 --> 00:14:02.698
  • PAUL TALKS ABOUT NOT THEEVOLUTION OF RELIGION
  • 00:14:02.731 --> 00:14:05.367
  • BUT THE DEVOLUTION OF RELIGION.
  • 00:14:05.401 --> 00:14:08.771
  • IN OTHER WORDS,AT THE BEGINNING,
  • 00:14:08.804 --> 00:14:11.540
  • MAN HAD KNOWLEDGEOF THE ONE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:14:11.573 --> 00:14:13.809
  • ADAM AND EVE WORSHIPED THEONE TRUE GOD IN THE GARDEN.
  • 00:14:13.842 --> 00:14:17.579
  • THEY WERE PERFECT AND THEYBELIEVED IN THE ONE PERFECT GOD.
  • 00:14:17.613 --> 00:14:20.950
  • BUT BECAUSE OF SIN,MAN BEGAN TO DEVOLVE
  • 00:14:20.983 --> 00:14:24.720
  • AND HE EXCHANGED THEKNOWLEDGE OF THE ONE TRUE GOD
  • 00:14:24.753 --> 00:14:27.589
  • AND HE BEGAN WORSHIPINGOBJECTS AND ANIMALS AND IDOLS.
  • 00:14:27.623 --> 00:14:32.361
  • HE BEGAN CREATING FALSERELIGIOUS SYSTEMS.
  • 00:14:32.394 --> 00:14:35.230
  • HE REPLACED THEKNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:14:35.264 --> 00:14:37.733
  • WITH A GOD OF HIS OWN MAKING.
  • 00:14:37.766 --> 00:14:40.736
  • AND MAKING A CONSCIOUSCHOICE TO CREATE THEIR OWN
  • 00:14:40.769 --> 00:14:44.373
  • GOD THAT THEY WANT TO FOLLOW.
  • 00:14:44.406 --> 00:14:46.275
  • THAT'S THE BASIS OFALL FALSE RELIGIONS,
  • 00:14:46.308 --> 00:14:49.812
  • REJECTING THE KNOWLEDGEOF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:14:49.845 --> 00:14:51.914
  • THAT EVERYBODY HAS AND CREATINGA GOD THEY WANT TO WORSHIP,
  • 00:14:51.947 --> 00:14:56.785
  • MAKING GOD IN THEIR OWN IMAGE.
  • 00:14:56.819 --> 00:14:59.788
  • AND BY THE WAY, IT'SNOT JUST CULT FOLLOWERS
  • 00:14:59.822 --> 00:15:05.961
  • AND FALSE RELIGIOUSFOLLOWERS WHO DO THAT.
  • 00:15:05.995 --> 00:15:07.629
  • SOME PROFESSING CHRISTIANSDO THE VERY SAME THING.
  • 00:15:07.663 --> 00:15:11.166
  • THEY CREATE GOD INTHEIR OWN IMAGE.
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:14.169
  • A.W. TOZER ONCE SAID,"WRONG IDEAS ABOUT GOD
  • 00:15:14.203 --> 00:15:17.373
  • "ARE NOT ONLY THE FOUNTAINFROM WHICH THE POLLUTED WATERS
  • 00:15:17.406 --> 00:15:21.010
  • "OF IDOLATRY FLOW, THEYARE THEMSELVES IDOLATROUS.
  • 00:15:21.043 --> 00:15:25.781
  • "THE IDOLATER SIMPLYIMAGINES THINGS ABOUT GOD
  • 00:15:25.814 --> 00:15:31.653
  • "AND ACTS AS IF THEY WERE TRUE."
  • 00:15:31.687 --> 00:15:35.758
  • THAT'S WHAT THE FOLLOWEROF FALSE RELIGIONS DO.
  • 00:15:35.791 --> 00:15:37.626
  • THEY IMAGINE A GOD, THEYIMAGINE GOD TO BE A CERTAIN WAY
  • 00:15:37.659 --> 00:15:40.362
  • AND THEY CREATE A GOD ANDFOLLOW HIM AS IF THAT WAS TRUE.
  • 00:15:40.396 --> 00:15:43.632
  • BUT SO DO MANY CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:15:43.665 --> 00:15:44.933
  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARDCHRISTIANS SAY,
  • 00:15:44.967 --> 00:15:46.435
  • "I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE A GODWHO WOULD SEND PEOPLE TO HELL
  • 00:15:46.468 --> 00:15:52.674
  • "SIMPLY FOR NOT BELIEVINGTHE RIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:15:52.708 --> 00:15:55.677
  • "I CANNOT IMAGINE AGOD WHO WOULD CONDEMN
  • 00:15:55.711 --> 00:16:00.282
  • "A HOLY, PURE LOVE EVEN IFIT WAS A SAME-SEX ATTRACTION.
  • 00:16:00.315 --> 00:16:04.086
  • "I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE THAT."
  • 00:16:04.119 --> 00:16:05.821
  • OR, "I CAN'T IMAGINE A GODWHO WOULD TELL CHRISTIANS
  • 00:16:05.854 --> 00:16:09.058
  • "THEY NEED TO STAY INAN UNFULFILLING MARRIAGE
  • 00:16:09.091 --> 00:16:11.827
  • "IF THEY'RE NOT HAPPY.
  • 00:16:11.860 --> 00:16:13.028
  • "I JUST CAN'T IMAGINEA GOD LIKE THAT."
  • 00:16:13.062 --> 00:16:15.264
  • AND, "I CAN'T IMAGINE A GODWHO WOULD ALLOW BAD THINGS
  • 00:16:15.297 --> 00:16:18.200
  • "TO HAPPEN IN THE WORLD, IFHE HAD THE POWER TO STOP THEM.
  • 00:16:18.233 --> 00:16:20.602
  • "I JUST CAN'T IMAGINEA GOD LIKE THAT."
  • 00:16:20.636 --> 00:16:23.138
  • THE OPERATIVE WORDTHERE IS IMAGINE.
  • 00:16:23.172 --> 00:16:26.809
  • PEOPLE ASSUME THATGOD IS THE SUM
  • 00:16:26.842 --> 00:16:30.746
  • OF PEOPLE'SIMAGINATIONS ABOUT HIM,
  • 00:16:30.779 --> 00:16:33.215
  • AND THAT IS THE BASISFOR ALL IDOLATRY.
  • 00:16:33.248 --> 00:16:36.151
  • THAT'S WHAT THEUNBELIEVER HAS DONE.
  • 00:16:36.185 --> 00:16:37.820
  • HE HAS RECEIVED THEKNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD,
  • 00:16:37.853 --> 00:16:40.889
  • HE HAS REJECTED THEKNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD,
  • 00:16:40.923 --> 00:16:43.392
  • AND HE HAS REPLACED THEREVELATION OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:16:43.425 --> 00:16:46.161
  • WITH THE CREATIONOF HIS OWN GOD.
  • 00:16:46.195 --> 00:16:49.765
  • AND THEREFORE, PAUL SAYS,HE IS WITHOUT EXCUSE.
  • 00:16:49.798 --> 00:16:54.036
  • HE'S WITHOUT EXCUSE.
  • 00:16:54.069 --> 00:16:56.271
  • NOW, I KNOW SOMEOF YOU ARE SAYING,
  • 00:16:56.305 --> 00:16:57.506
  • "HEY, WAIT JUSTA MINUTE, PASTOR.
  • 00:16:57.539 --> 00:16:59.575
  • "BUT YOU SAID IT'S ONLYTHROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST
  • 00:16:59.608 --> 00:17:03.078
  • "THAT A PERSON CAN BE SAVED.
  • 00:17:03.112 --> 00:17:06.248
  • "I MEAN, WHAT GOODIS NATURAL REVELATION
  • 00:17:06.281 --> 00:17:09.184
  • "IF A PERSON CAN'T BE SAVED?
  • 00:17:09.218 --> 00:17:12.254
  • "ARE YOU SAYING APERSON CAN'T BE SAVED
  • 00:17:12.287 --> 00:17:14.256
  • "JUST BY BELIEVING THAT THERE'SA GOD AND THAT HE'S KIND?"
  • 00:17:14.289 --> 00:17:16.959
  • THAT'S RIGHT, THEBIBLE SAYS THE PERSON
  • 00:17:16.992 --> 00:17:19.027
  • WHO ACCEPTS THATREVELATION ABOUT GOD
  • 00:17:19.061 --> 00:17:21.063
  • IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY SAVED,
  • 00:17:21.096 --> 00:17:22.831
  • IT'S ONLY THROUGHFAITH IN JESUS.
  • 00:17:22.865 --> 00:17:24.433
  • WELL THEN, WHAT GOODIS NATURAL REVELATION?
  • 00:17:24.466 --> 00:17:26.969
  • IF SOMEBODY RECEIVESTHIS REVELATION BY GOD,
  • 00:17:27.002 --> 00:17:30.672
  • HE'S NOT AUTOMATICALLY SAVED.
  • 00:17:30.706 --> 00:17:33.175
  • BUT IF HE REJECTS THATREVELATION OF GOD,
  • 00:17:33.208 --> 00:17:36.378
  • HE IS CONDEMNED, HEIS WITHOUT EXCUSE.
  • 00:17:36.411 --> 00:17:41.283
  • YOU SEE, NATURALREVELATION IS A TEST
  • 00:17:41.316 --> 00:17:44.052
  • TO SEE IF SOMEBODY REALLYWANTS TO KNOW GOD OR NOT.
  • 00:17:44.086 --> 00:17:48.423
  • IF THEY REJECT THATKNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:17:48.457 --> 00:17:50.926
  • AND CREATE THEIR OWNGOD, THEN THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:17:50.959 --> 00:17:53.328
  • REALLY INTERESTEDIN KNOWING GOD.
  • 00:17:53.362 --> 00:17:54.830
  • BUT IF THEY ARE RECEPTIVETO THAT NATURAL REVELATION,
  • 00:17:54.863 --> 00:17:59.568
  • THEN THAT LEADS TOTHE FOURTH TRUTH
  • 00:17:59.601 --> 00:18:01.703
  • THAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTANDABOUT THIS COMPLEX ISSUE,
  • 00:18:01.737 --> 00:18:04.139
  • AND THAT IS, ANYONE WHOWANTS FURTHER KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:18:04.173 --> 00:18:07.509
  • OF GOD WILL RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:18:07.543 --> 00:18:09.745
  • ANYONE WHO WANTS FURTHERKNOWLEDGE OF GOD WILL RECEIVE
  • 00:18:09.778 --> 00:18:13.148
  • IT. REMEMBER, GOD'S DESIRE IS TOSAVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE
  • 00:18:13.182 --> 00:18:17.586
  • NOT AS FEW PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:18:17.619 --> 00:18:19.621
  • YES, GOD WOULD BE JUST INSENDING EVERYBODY TO HELL,
  • 00:18:19.655 --> 00:18:22.724
  • BUT THAT IS NOT HIS DESIRE.
  • 00:18:22.758 --> 00:18:24.393
  • HE WANTS EVERYONE TO COMETO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.
  • 00:18:24.426 --> 00:18:27.129
  • FOR EXAMPLE, JOTDOWN EZEKIEL 33:11.
  • 00:18:27.162 --> 00:18:30.465
  • "AS I LIVE," DECLARESTHE LORD GOD,
  • 00:18:30.499 --> 00:18:33.268
  • "I TAKE NO PLEASURE INTHE DEATH OF THE WICKED,
  • 00:18:33.302 --> 00:18:36.205
  • "BUT RATHER THAT THE WICKEDTURN FROM HIS WAY AND LIVE.
  • 00:18:36.238 --> 00:18:39.942
  • "TURN BACK, TURN BACKFROM YOUR EVIL WAYS!
  • 00:18:39.975 --> 00:18:43.011
  • "FOR THEN WILL YOU DIE,FOR O, HOUSE OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:18:43.045 --> 00:18:47.983
  • "WHY THEN WILL YOU DIE?"
  • 00:18:48.016 --> 00:18:50.352
  • OR LUKE 19:10, JESUSSAID ABOUT HIMSELF,
  • 00:18:50.385 --> 00:18:52.854
  • "FOR THE SON OF MAN HASCOME TO SEEK AND TO SAVE
  • 00:18:52.888 --> 00:18:55.724
  • "THAT WHICH WAS LOST."
  • 00:18:55.757 --> 00:18:57.859
  • DO YOU SEE THAT?
  • 00:18:57.893 --> 00:18:59.061
  • GOD DESIRES THATALL PEOPLE BE SAVED.
  • 00:18:59.094 --> 00:19:02.731
  • HE'S NOT SAYING ALLPEOPLE WILL BE SAVED,
  • 00:19:02.764 --> 00:19:04.900
  • BUT HIS DESIRE IS THATALL PEOPLE BE SAVED.
  • 00:19:04.933 --> 00:19:08.003
  • BUT THE ONLY WAYTHEY CAN BE SAVED IS
  • 00:19:08.036 --> 00:19:10.339
  • BY COMING TO A KNOWLEDGE OFTHE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:10.372 --> 00:19:16.712
  • SO THEN, PASTOR, ANSWERYOUR OWN QUESTION,
  • 00:19:16.745 --> 00:19:19.348
  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVENEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:19:19.381 --> 00:19:22.084
  • THE WOMAN WHO HASNEVER READ A BIBLE,
  • 00:19:22.117 --> 00:19:24.920
  • HAS NEVER HEARD THENAME OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:19:24.953 --> 00:19:27.489
  • WHAT ABOUT HER ETERNAL FATE?
  • 00:19:27.522 --> 00:19:30.058
  • IF SHE LOOKS UPINTO THE HEAVENS,
  • 00:19:30.092 --> 00:19:33.328
  • SEES ALL OF THE EVIDENCEOF GOD'S CREATION
  • 00:19:33.362 --> 00:19:35.831
  • THROUGH NATURAL REVELATION,AND REJECTS THAT KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:19:35.864 --> 00:19:40.435
  • CREATES HER OWN GOD TO FOLLOW,
  • 00:19:40.469 --> 00:19:42.704
  • PAUL SAYS SHE IS WITHOUT EXCUSE.
  • 00:19:42.738 --> 00:19:47.175
  • BUT, IF SHE RECEIVESTHAT KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:19:47.209 --> 00:19:50.445
  • IF SHE SAYS, YOU KNOW WHAT WHAT,
  • 00:19:50.479 --> 00:19:52.180
  • I DIDN'T CREATE THISWORLD AROUND ME.
  • 00:19:52.214 --> 00:19:54.182
  • THERE MUST BE SOMEONEGREATER THAN I,
  • 00:19:54.216 --> 00:19:56.985
  • AND I WANNA KNOW THAT SOMEBODY,
  • 00:19:57.019 --> 00:19:58.754
  • I WANNA KNOW THAT BEINGWHO IS GREATER THAN I.
  • 00:19:58.787 --> 00:20:02.824
  • IF SHE RESPONDS THATWAY, YOU CAN BE CERTAIN
  • 00:20:02.858 --> 00:20:06.094
  • THAT GOD WILL SENDHER FURTHER KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:20:06.128 --> 00:20:08.664
  • AND REVELATION OF THETRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:08.697 --> 00:20:11.933
  • YOU SAY, "WAIT A MINUTE,PASTOR, HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?"
  • 00:20:11.967 --> 00:20:15.103
  • EVERY DAY WE HEAR STORIESHERE AT OUR CHURCH,
  • 00:20:15.137 --> 00:20:19.975
  • PEOPLE WHO SAY, FROMALL OVER THE WORLD,
  • 00:20:20.008 --> 00:20:23.679
  • WHO SAY, "I JUSTHAPPENED TO BE IN MY CAR
  • 00:20:23.712 --> 00:20:27.115
  • "LISTENING TO THE RADIOWHEN I ACCIDENTALLY
  • 00:20:27.149 --> 00:20:29.885
  • "CAME UPON YOUR PROGRAM,"OR "I JUST HAPPENED
  • 00:20:29.918 --> 00:20:32.087
  • "TO BE FLIPPING THROUGHTHE TELEVISION DIAL
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:34.256
  • "AND I ACCIDENTALLY CAMEUPON PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:20:34.289 --> 00:20:37.693
  • "AND I LISTENED TO THE MESSAGE
  • 00:20:37.726 --> 00:20:38.960
  • "AND I TRUSTEDCHRIST AS MY SAVIOR."
  • 00:20:38.994 --> 00:20:42.030
  • YOU KNOW, THE OLDER IGET THE LESS I BELIEVE
  • 00:20:42.064 --> 00:20:44.299
  • IN ACCIDENTS AND COINCIDENCES.
  • 00:20:44.333 --> 00:20:47.536
  • LISTEN TO ME, WHENEVERGOD SEES A MAN OR A WOMAN,
  • 00:20:47.569 --> 00:20:52.374
  • A BOY OR A GIRL, WHOREALLY WANTS TO KNOW HIM,
  • 00:20:52.407 --> 00:20:56.912
  • HE'LL MAKE SURE THATTHAT PERSON RECEIVES
  • 00:20:56.945 --> 00:20:59.514
  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:59.548 --> 00:21:01.350
  • WHETHER IT'S THROUGHAN INTERNET CONNECTION
  • 00:21:01.383 --> 00:21:04.486
  • OR A TELEVISION SIGNALOR A RADIO BROADCAST,
  • 00:21:04.519 --> 00:21:08.023
  • BECAUSE GOD IS EVENMORE INTERESTED
  • 00:21:08.056 --> 00:21:10.125
  • IN THAT PERSON'S SALVATIONTHAN YOU AND I COULD EVER BE.
  • 00:21:10.158 --> 00:21:14.663
  • HE'S NOT WILLING THATANY SHOULD PERISH,
  • 00:21:14.696 --> 00:21:17.666
  • BUT ALL SHOULD COME TO AKNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.
  • 00:21:17.699 --> 00:21:20.936
  • ANYONE WHO WANTS FURTHERKNOWLEDGE OF GOD WILL RECEIVE
  • 00:21:20.969 --> 00:21:25.474
  • IT. BUT NOW LISTEN TO THIS,YES, GOD HAS ORDAINED
  • 00:21:25.507 --> 00:21:29.044
  • THE END RESULT, THATPEOPLE SHOULD BE SAVED
  • 00:21:29.077 --> 00:21:31.380
  • BY TRUSTING IN CHRIST,BUT HE'S ALSO ORDAINED
  • 00:21:31.413 --> 00:21:34.383
  • THE MEANS BY WHICHTHEY HEAR THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:21:34.416 --> 00:21:37.886
  • GOD WILL SEND THAT TRUTH, YES,
  • 00:21:37.919 --> 00:21:39.921
  • BUT HE DOES IT THROUGHPEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 00:21:39.955 --> 00:21:44.893
  • AND THAT'S WHYHE'S LEFT US HERE.
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  • MATTHEW 28:19-20,JESUS SAID,
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  • "THERE IS ONLY ONE REASONI'M LEAVING YOU HERE
  • 00:21:50.966 --> 00:21:53.635
  • "AND NOT TAKING YOUTO HEAVEN WITH ME.
  • 00:21:53.668 --> 00:21:56.138
  • "IT'S SO THAT YOU WILLGO INTO ALL THE WORLD
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  • "AND PREACH THE GOSPEL,MAKE DISCIPLES."
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  • IN ACTS 1:8, BEFORE HEASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:02.511 --> 00:22:05.647
  • HE REMINDED THEM ONEMORE TIME, HE SAID,
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  • "NOW BEFORE I GO,REMEMBER, YOU ARE
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  • "TO BE MY WITNESSES INJERUSALEM, JUDEA, AND SAMARIA,
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  • "TO THE UTTERMOSTPARTS OF THE EARTH."
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  • FOLKS, HAS THAT SUNK IN WITH YOU
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  • THAT'S THE REASON YOU'RE HERE?
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  • YOU'RE NOT HERE FORANY OTHER REASON.
  • 00:22:20.862 --> 00:22:22.397
  • GOD LEFT YOU HERE INSTEADOF RAPTURING YOU TO HEAVEN
  • 00:22:22.431 --> 00:22:24.866
  • WHEN YOU WERE SAVED, LEFT YOUHERE TO FULFILL THAT MANDATE
  • 00:22:24.900 --> 00:22:28.637
  • TO TAKE THE GOSPEL TO EVERYONE.
  • 00:22:28.670 --> 00:22:30.472
  • NOW, NONE OF US BYOURSELVES CAN DO THAT.
  • 00:22:30.505 --> 00:22:32.941
  • NONE OF US CAN GO TO THEREMOTEST PARTS OF THE EARTH,
  • 00:22:32.974 --> 00:22:35.544
  • THE REMOTEST PARTSOF EVEN THIS COUNTRY,
  • 00:22:35.577 --> 00:22:38.313
  • AND THAT'S WHY IT'S SO ESSENTIAL
  • 00:22:38.346 --> 00:22:40.382
  • IF WE'RE GONNA BE OBEDIENTTO GOD, WE FOLLOW GOD'S PLAN,
  • 00:22:40.415 --> 00:22:44.352
  • AND THAT IS BANDINGTOGETHER AS CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:22:44.386 --> 00:22:46.888
  • BANDING TOGETHER AS A CHURCHTO FULFILL THAT MANDATE
  • 00:22:46.922 --> 00:22:50.959
  • IN MATTHEW 28 AND THATSTRATEGY OF ACTS 1:8.
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  • NONE OF US CAN FULFILL THEGREAT COMMISSION ALONE.
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  • WE TRULY NEED ONE ANOTHER.
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  • AND AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,WE'RE BANDING TOGETHER
  • 00:23:07.375 --> 00:23:10.145
  • TO TURN UP THEVOLUME ON THE GOSPEL.
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  • I'M PLEASED TO REPORTTHAT OUR MINISTRY
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  • BECAUSE MEN AND WOMENARE EMBRACING OUR VISION
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  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITHTHE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • THAT NOT ALL ROADSLEAD TO HEAVEN.
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  • THE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO ATTEND
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  • WHO WORSHIP A GODBY ANOTHER NAME?
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  • AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
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  • HE'S USING RELIGIONAS A FALSE LIGHT
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  • OF JESUS CHRIST, WHO ILLUMINATES
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  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • A SHOCKING NUMBER OFEVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS BELIEVE
  • 00:25:22.777 --> 00:25:25.580
  • THAT ANY PURSUIT OFGOD IN ANY EXPRESSION
  • 00:25:25.614 --> 00:25:28.717
  • WILL ULTIMATELYLEAD TO SALVATION.
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  • BUT THE BIBLE IS CLEAR, ONLYTHOSE WHO PUT THEIR FAITH
  • 00:25:32.287 --> 00:25:35.123
  • IN CHRIST WILL SPENDETERNITY IN HEAVEN.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY WE OUGHTTO BE SHARING THIS MESSAGE
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  • NOT BECAUSE WE HATEPEOPLE IN OTHER RELIGIONS,
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  • BUT BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM.
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  • WELL, BECAUSE IT'S TRUE THATNOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:47.135 --> 00:25:50.472
  • IT RAISES THE QUESTION,DOES OUR LOVING GOD ALLOW
  • 00:25:50.505 --> 00:25:54.275
  • FOR ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THAT?
  • 00:25:54.309 --> 00:25:56.578
  • FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT HAPPENSWHEN LITTLE CHILDREN PASS AWAY
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  • NOW AGAIN, IF THESE CHILDRENWERE DESTINED TO HELL
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  • IF THEY DIED, ITDOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE
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  • THAT HE WOULD SAY THATABOUT THE CHILDREN.
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  • IT EVEN MAKES LESS SENSE THATHE WOULD BLESS THESE CHILDREN,
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