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August 29, 2019
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Ravi Zacharias

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  • - MY MESSAGE IS CALLED
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  • "CHARIOTS OF FIRE"
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  • AND, IN FACT, DANIELLE,
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  • WHO'S A RUNNER ON OUR STAFF,
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  • WANTED TO KNOW IF I'D REALLY
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  • DO THE HONORS AND RUN UP
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  • ONTO THE PLATFORM.
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  • BUT I'D SAVE YOU THAT AGONY.
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  • YOU CAN ENJOY VANGELIS' MUSIC
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  • IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN HOME
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  • SOMETIME, BUT THAT WAS
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  • AN AWARD WINNING FILM
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  • TAKEN LITERALLY
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  • FROM THE BOOK OF KINGS
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  • AND THE STORY OF ELIJAH
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  • AND ELISHA WHERE THIS MOTIF
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  • OF CHARIOTS OF FIRE COMES IN,
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  • FIRST IN THE GLIMPSE
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  • THAT ELISHA GETS AS HE SEES
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  • HIS TEACHER IN ELIJAH BEING
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  • LIFTED UP INTO THE HEAVENS.
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  • ELIJAH HAD GIVEN HIM
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  • THE CONDITION THAT
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  • "IF YOU'RE THERE LOOKING
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  • WHILE I'M LIFTED UP
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  • INTO THE HEAVENS,
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  • YOU WILL INDEED RECEIVE
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  • WHAT YOU HAVE ASKED FOR,
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  • WHICH IS A VERY HARD THING.
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  • YOU'VE ASKED
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  • FOR A DOUBLE PORTION
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  • OF THE SPIRIT WITH WHICH
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  • GOD HAS ENDOWED ME."
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  • IF YOU GO BACK TO 1 KINGS 19,
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  • THAT CONVERSATION TAKES PLACE.
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  • ELIJAH WALKS INTO THIS
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  • FAMILY HOME
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  • AND THE FARMING SETTING WHERE
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  • THIS YOUNG ELISHA IS PLOWING.
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  • AND IN A VERY CEREMONIAL
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  • AND METAPHORICAL SENSE,
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  • HE PASSES ON THE MANTLE
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  • BECAUSE ELIJAH KNOWS THE END
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  • IS COMING FOR HIM AND HE GOES
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  • AND LOOKS FOR ELISHA,
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  • WHO'S PLOWING WITH THE OXEN.
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  • AND HE TAKES HIS CLOAK
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  • AND THROWS IT
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  • ONTO THE YOUNGER MAN.
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  • THE YOUNG MAN KNEW EXACTLY
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  • WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS WERE
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  • AND HE RAN AFTER ELIJAH
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  • AND WANTED TO KNOW
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  • IF HE COULD JUST GO BACK
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  • AND TALK TO HIS PARENTS
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  • A WHILE BEFORE HE LEFT.
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  • AND ELIJAH JUST TOLD HIM
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  • TO GO AND DO WHAT HE FELT
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  • HE NEEDED TO DO AND HE SAID,
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  • "YOU CAN THEN FOLLOW ME."
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  • ELISHA GOES BACK, OFFERS
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  • A SACRIFICE WITH THE OXEN,
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  • AND THE NEXT SCENE
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  • IS ELISHA FOLLOWING ELIJAH
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  • WHEREVER HE WENT, FROM GILGAL
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  • TO JERICHO TO JORDAN AND BETHEL.
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  • ALL OF THESE PLACES WHERE
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  • THERE WERE DIVINE VISITATIONS
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  • TO REMIND HIM
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  • OF ALL OF THE IMPLICATIONS
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  • OF THOSE ENCOUNTERS.
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  • HE SAW THE POWER OF GOD,
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  • HE WITNESSED THE PRESENCE
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  • OF GOD, HE SAW
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  • THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD --
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  • ALL OF THESE TRUTHS THAT ELIJAH
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  • WAS PASSING ON TO HIM
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  • IN THESE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS.
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  • AND FINALLY, WHEN HE SAID,
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  • "I WANT A DOUBLE PORTION
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  • OF YOUR SPIRIT," ELIJAH SAID,
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  • "YOU HAVE ASKED A HARD THING;
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  • BUT IF YOU WILL SEE ME
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  • WHEN I AM LIFTED UP,
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  • GOD WILL HONOR THAT."
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  • AND IF YOU TRACK THE LIVES
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  • OF THESE TWO MEN,
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  • YOU WILL SEE NUMERICALLY
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  • AND FUNCTIONALLY ELISHA,
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  • IN MANY, MANY WAYS, ECLIPSED
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  • THAT OF THIS THUNDERING PROPHET
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  • WE KNOW AS ELIJAH,
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  • WHO'D STOOD BEFORE
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  • THE PROPHETS OF BAAL,
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  • WHO'D STOOD BEFORE AHAB
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  • AND JEZEBEL AND NOW AS HIS TIME
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  • HAD COME TO GO ON,
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  • THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ELIJAH
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  • REALLY, AFTER HE'S LIFTED UP
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  • BY THE CHARIOTS THAT GOD SENDS
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  • FOR HIM, IS WHEN HE SITS
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  • HIS FOOT IN THE PROMISED LAND
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  • ON THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION
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  • WHEN HE COMES WITH MOSES
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  • AND PETER IS JUST OVERWHELMED
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  • BY THE PRESENCE
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  • OF THE TWO PEOPLE
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  • FOR WHOM GOD HIMSELF
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  • WAS THE UNDERTAKER;
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  • MOSES AND ELIJAH, WHO WERE
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  • JUST LIFTED UP INTO THE HEAVENS.
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  • BUT WHAT HAPPENS HERE IS
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  • A REMARKABLE STORY IN 2 KINGS 6.
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  • I'LL JUST READ IT FOR YOU.
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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THAT
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  • THE BAND OF ATTACKERS ARE COMING
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  • FROM ARAM CONSTANTLY.
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  • THE ARAMIANS WERE THE ENEMIES
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  • THAT WERE DOING AWAY.
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  • WE HEARD THAT THE AMALAKITES
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  • YESTERDAY, THE ARAMIANS WERE
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  • AMONGST THOSE ALSO WHO GAVE
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  • THE ISRAELITES A HARD TIME.
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  • AND THE KING OF ARAM IS PUZZLED
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  • THAT EVERY TIME HE MAKES A PLAN,
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  • THE KING OF ISRAEL
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  • SEEMS TO KNOW IT.
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  • AND SO HE'S LOOKING
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  • AT HIS CONFIDANTS
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  • AND HE SAYS, "WHO OF YOU IS
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  • A BETRAYER?
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  • WHICH OF YOU IS GOING AROUND
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  • AND TELLING HIM OR TELLING THEM
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  • ALL THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN."
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  • THEY SAID, "IT'S NOT
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  • ANY ONE OF US, KING.
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  • THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS
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  • HE'S GOT A MAN BY THE NAME
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  • OF ELISHA,
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  • THE SERVANT OF THE LORD,
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  • AND HE SEEMS TO KNOW IN SECRET
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  • WHATEVER YOU PLAN IN SECRET
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  • FOR YOURSELF."
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  • AND THE KING RATHER FOOLISHLY
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  • SAYS, "WE'RE GOING TO GET HIM.
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  • LET'S MAKE A SECRET PLAN
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  • AND GO AND GET ELISHA."
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  • NOW, THIS IS THE VERY MAN
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  • WHO KNOWS ALL THAT'S
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  • PLANNED SECRETLY,
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  • SO HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS
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  • IN VERSE 27
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  • WHEN HE FINISHES SAYING,
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  • "NONE OF US, MY LORD,"
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  • AND THEN IN VERSE 13 IT SAYS,
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  • AFTER VERSE 12 OF 2 KINGS 6,
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  • "GO AND FIND OUT WHERE HE IS",
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  • THE KING ORDERED,
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  • "AND SO I CAN CAPTURE HIM."
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  • THEN HE SENT HORSES AND CHARIOTS
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  • AND A STRONG FORCE THERE.
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  • THEY WENT BY NIGHT
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  • AND SURROUNDED THE CITY.
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  • WHEN THE SERVANT OF THE MAN
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  • OF GOD GOT UP AND WENT OUT
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  • EARLY IN THE MORNING -- THIS IS
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  • ELISHA'S RIGHT HAND MAN --
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  • AND WENT OUT
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  • EARLY IN THE MORNING,
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  • AN ARMY WITH HORSES AND CHARIOTS
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  • HAD SURROUNDED THE CITY.
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  • "O MY LORD," HE SAID,
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  • "WHAT SHALL WE DO,"
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  • THE SERVANT ASKED.
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  • "DON'T BE AFRAID,"
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  • THE PROPHET ANSWERED.
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  • "THOSE WHO ARE WITH US
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  • ARE MORE THAN THOSE
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  • WHO ARE WITH THEM."
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  • AND ELISHA PRAYED, "O LORD,
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  • OPEN HIS EYES
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  • SO THAT HE MAY SEE."
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  • THEN THE LORD OPENED
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  • THE SERVANT'S EYES
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  • AND HE LOOKED AND HE SAW
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  • THE HILLS FULL OF HORSES
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  • AND CHARIOTS OF FIRE
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  • ALL AROUND ELISHA.
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  • IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE
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  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO,
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  • WHEN SPEAKING
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  • AT THE PRAYER BREAKFAST
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  • FOR THE HOUSE OF LORDS
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  • TO BE AT THE SAME TABLE
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  • WITH DAVID PUTTNAM,
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  • WHO ACTUALLY PRODUCED
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  • THE GREAT FILM CHARIOTS OF FIRE,
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  • AND HE IS A MEMBER
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  • OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS.
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  • AND WHEN THEY INTRODUCED ME
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  • AS DAVID PUTTNAM AND I SAID,
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  • "YOU'RE THE ONE WHO REALLY DID
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  • CHARIOTS OF FIRE.
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  • HE SAID, "OH, YOU'VE HEARD
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  • ABOUT IT, HAVE YOU?"
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  • AND VERY HUMBLY, HE TRIED
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  • TO DODGE IT, BUT IT'S
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  • A REMARKABLE STORY
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  • OF HOW HE HAD STUDIED THE LIFE
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  • OF ERIC LIDDELL
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  • WHO SORT OF ENVISIONED
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  • THE STRENGTH FROM ABOVE
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  • OVER AGAINST AS HE WAS RUNNING
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  • AGAINST HIS COMPETITOR
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  • ALL THE TIME,
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  • COMPETING AGAINST HIM
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  • AND ULTIMATELY WHEN HE WON
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  • THE EVENT THAT HE WAS
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  • NOT USED TO RUNNING
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  • BECAUSE HE WAS NOT HERE.
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  • HE WAS NOT WANTING TO RUN
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  • EVEN THE HEAT ON THE LORD'S DAY.
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  • AND ERIC LIDDELL WENT ON
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  • TO BECOME A MISSIONARY IN CHINA,
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  • SEEING ALWAYS THOSE CHARIOTS
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  • OF FIRE THAT WERE AROUND HIM.
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  • WE DISCUSSED THAT FILM A BIT
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  • AND I TOLD HIM
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  • WHAT IT MEANT TO ME.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TONIGHT
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  • ON THAT THEME.
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  • LET ME BEGIN BY READING FOR YOU
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  • A BRITISH THEOLOGIAN'S COMMENT
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  • ON WHY PEOPLE TURN AWAY
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  • FROM THE CHURCH.
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  • I WON'T NAME HIM,
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  • AND I HAVE REASONS FOR THAT,
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  • BUT LET ME READ WHAT HE SAYS.
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  • "TELL ME, WHAT IS YOUR IMAGE
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  • OF CHRISTIANITY?
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  • IS IT OLD LADIES
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  • IN HATS PERHAPS,
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  • A SUNDAY SCHOOL OF SIX YEAR OLDS
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  • SINGING, "I AM H-A-P-P-Y",
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  • A COUPLE OF NERVOUS,
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  • SPINDLY STUDENTS OFFERING YOU
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  • AN INVITATION TO A COFFEE PARTY
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  • AT THE COLLEGE CHRISTIAN UNION.
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  • IS THAT WHAT PUTS YOU
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  • OFF CHRISTIANITY?
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  • THAT IT IS ALL TOO WET
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  • AND EFFEMINATE?
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  • OR IS IT THE SHOWY
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  • PROFESSIONALISM
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  • OR MASS EVANGELISM
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  • THAT ANTAGONIZES YOU?
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  • THAT GLEAMING TRANSATLANTIC
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  • SMILE THAT BEAMS DOWN AT YOU
  • 00:07:17.280 --> 00:07:20.150
  • FROM THE VIDEO RELAY,
  • 00:07:20.150 --> 00:07:22.090
  • THE OILY SINCERITY
  • 00:07:22.090 --> 00:07:23.230
  • OF THE SOLOIST AS SHE CROONS
  • 00:07:23.230 --> 00:07:25.180
  • HER GOSPEL ENTERTAINMENT,
  • 00:07:25.180 --> 00:07:27.150
  • THE UNSCRUPULOUS EMOTIONALISM
  • 00:07:27.150 --> 00:07:29.160
  • OF THE APPEAL
  • 00:07:29.160 --> 00:07:30.230
  • FANNED BY THE HUMMING CHOIRS
  • 00:07:30.230 --> 00:07:32.230
  • AND TEAR-STAINED FACES?
  • 00:07:32.230 --> 00:07:34.080
  • IS THAT WHAT TURNS YOU
  • 00:07:34.080 --> 00:07:35.200
  • OFF CHRISTIANITY?
  • 00:07:35.200 --> 00:07:37.120
  • MAYBE IT'S THE MASS
  • 00:07:37.120 --> 00:07:39.000
  • EVANGELISTIC SPECTACULAR
  • 00:07:39.000 --> 00:07:40.150
  • WITH ITS GLOSSY ADVERTISING
  • 00:07:40.150 --> 00:07:41.290
  • AND ITS RAZZMATAZZ.
  • 00:07:41.290 --> 00:07:43.190
  • PERHAPS IT IS
  • 00:07:43.190 --> 00:07:45.160
  • THE RESPECTABLE IMAGE
  • 00:07:45.160 --> 00:07:46.090
  • OF THE CHURCH THAT YOU DISLIKE;
  • 00:07:46.090 --> 00:07:48.120
  • THOSE ROWS OF NEW CARS
  • 00:07:48.120 --> 00:07:50.080
  • PARKED OUTSIDE EACH SUNDAY,
  • 00:07:50.080 --> 00:07:51.220
  • THOSE TERRIBLY NICE PEOPLE
  • 00:07:51.220 --> 00:07:53.260
  • IN THEIR FRIGHTFULLY
  • 00:07:53.260 --> 00:07:55.030
  • CHIC OUTFITS YOU MEET INSIDE,
  • 00:07:55.030 --> 00:07:57.130
  • THE VICAR WHO TALKS AS IF HE'S
  • 00:07:57.130 --> 00:07:59.160
  • GOT A PLUM IN HIS MOUTH,
  • 00:07:59.160 --> 00:08:00.210
  • AND THOSE DELICATE
  • 00:08:00.210 --> 00:08:01.260
  • CUCUMBER SANDWICHES
  • 00:08:01.260 --> 00:08:03.050
  • HIS WIFE OFFERS YOU
  • 00:08:03.050 --> 00:08:04.110
  • AT A TEA PARTY.
  • 00:08:04.110 --> 00:08:05.020
  • IS IT ALL TOO CONVENTIONAL,
  • 00:08:05.020 --> 00:08:06.270
  • TOO MIDDLE CLASS FOR YOU MAYBE?
  • 00:08:06.270 --> 00:08:09.020
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S PLENTY
  • 00:08:09.020 --> 00:08:10.040
  • OF SO-CALLED CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:08:10.040 --> 00:08:11.100
  • IN THIS WORLD THAT IT'S
  • 00:08:11.100 --> 00:08:12.280
  • PATHETICALLY FASHIONABLE,
  • 00:08:12.280 --> 00:08:14.070
  • SUPERFICIALLY SHOWY,
  • 00:08:14.070 --> 00:08:15.280
  • AND BORINGLY TRITE.
  • 00:08:15.280 --> 00:08:18.020
  • IT TURNS MY STOMACH
  • 00:08:18.020 --> 00:08:19.230
  • AS WELL AS IT TURNS YOURS,
  • 00:08:19.230 --> 00:08:21.050
  • AND I DON'T MIND IT THE LEAST
  • 00:08:21.050 --> 00:08:23.050
  • IF YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH
  • 00:08:23.050 --> 00:08:24.200
  • IT TURNS YOURS.
  • 00:08:24.200 --> 00:08:25.260
  • BUT THE EXISTENCE OF 1.000 FAKES
  • 00:08:25.260 --> 00:08:28.110
  • DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS
  • 00:08:28.110 --> 00:08:29.280
  • NO SUCH THING
  • 00:08:29.280 --> 00:08:30.250
  • AS A GENUINE DIAMOND,
  • 00:08:30.250 --> 00:08:32.180
  • AND THE CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:08:32.180 --> 00:08:33.270
  • I'M WRITING TO YOU ABOUT,
  • 00:08:33.270 --> 00:08:35.290
  • SAYS HE, IS WHAT JESUS TALKS
  • 00:08:35.290 --> 00:08:37.080
  • ABOUT IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:08:37.080 --> 00:08:38.050
  • AND THAT'S WHAT INTERESTS ME.
  • 00:08:38.050 --> 00:08:40.280
  • LISTEN TO THE DESCRIPTION --
  • 00:08:40.280 --> 00:08:43.170
  • PATHETICALLY FASHIONABLE,
  • 00:08:43.170 --> 00:08:45.060
  • SUPERFICIALLY SHOWY,
  • 00:08:45.060 --> 00:08:46.080
  • AND BORINGLY TRITE.
  • 00:08:46.120 --> 00:08:49.120
  • THAT'S THE WAY CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:08:49.120 --> 00:08:51.010
  • IS OFTEN VIEWED BY THE SKEPTIC.
  • 00:08:51.190 --> 00:08:54.190
  • LISTENING TO THAT PROFESSOR,
  • 00:08:54.190 --> 00:08:55.290
  • YOU REALLY BELIEVE
  • 00:08:55.290 --> 00:08:57.170
  • THAT JESUS TURNED WATER
  • 00:08:57.170 --> 00:08:58.240
  • INTO WINE AND SO ON?
  • 00:08:58.240 --> 00:09:00.170
  • HOW RIDICULOUS CAN
  • 00:09:00.270 --> 00:09:03.270
  • ALL OF THIS BE
  • 00:09:03.270 --> 00:09:04.210
  • THAT YOU ACTUALLY SUBSCRIBE
  • 00:09:04.210 --> 00:09:05.180
  • TO THAT KIND OF A WORLDVIEW.
  • 00:09:05.180 --> 00:09:07.230
  • BUT WHAT REALLY IS TEARING
  • 00:09:07.230 --> 00:09:09.260
  • THIS COUNTRY APART AT ITS CORE
  • 00:09:09.260 --> 00:09:12.080
  • ARE PHILOSOPHICAL
  • 00:09:12.080 --> 00:09:13.130
  • AND IDEOLOGICAL ISSUES
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:15.020
  • THAT AT THEIR CORE
  • 00:09:15.020 --> 00:09:16.260
  • ARE MORALLY DECIDED.
  • 00:09:16.260 --> 00:09:19.200
  • CAN YOU REALLY LIVE BEYOND
  • 00:09:19.200 --> 00:09:21.290
  • YOUR MEANS?
  • 00:09:21.290 --> 00:09:23.060
  • CAN YOU DESACRILIZE LIFE,
  • 00:09:23.060 --> 00:09:25.240
  • SEXUALITY, THE HOME?
  • 00:09:25.240 --> 00:09:28.190
  • CAN ALL OF THESE THINGS
  • 00:09:28.190 --> 00:09:29.180
  • REALLY BE TREATED
  • 00:09:29.180 --> 00:09:30.200
  • ON PURELY NATURALISTIC TERMS
  • 00:09:30.200 --> 00:09:32.290
  • AND THEN BE MOVED FORWARD
  • 00:09:32.290 --> 00:09:34.200
  • ON THE WINGS
  • 00:09:34.200 --> 00:09:35.170
  • OF SOME PSYCHEDELIC FANCY
  • 00:09:35.170 --> 00:09:37.030
  • OR SOME IMAGINARY GOAL
  • 00:09:37.030 --> 00:09:39.000
  • THAT WE WANT TO PURSUE
  • 00:09:39.000 --> 00:09:40.010
  • BECAUSE AFTER ALL,
  • 00:09:40.010 --> 00:09:41.050
  • WE'RE A GREAT NATION.
  • 00:09:41.050 --> 00:09:42.180
  • THAT'S WHAT WE SEEM
  • 00:09:42.180 --> 00:09:43.140
  • TO KEEP REMINDING OURSELVES.
  • 00:09:43.140 --> 00:09:44.270
  • WE CAN DO IT ANYWAY.
  • 00:09:44.270 --> 00:09:47.050
  • WHEN YOU GO BACK
  • 00:09:47.050 --> 00:09:48.270
  • TO THE BOOK OF KINGS,
  • 00:09:48.270 --> 00:09:50.070
  • YOU SEE THIS CONSTANT ENCOUNTER
  • 00:09:50.070 --> 00:09:52.110
  • BETWEEN THE RELIGIOUSLY MINDED,
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:54.170
  • PROPHETICALLY MINDED,
  • 00:09:54.170 --> 00:09:56.070
  • GOD'S REVELATION MINDED
  • 00:09:56.070 --> 00:09:58.140
  • INDIVIDUAL WHO STANDS OVER
  • 00:09:58.140 --> 00:10:00.160
  • AGAINST THE LEADER
  • 00:10:00.160 --> 00:10:01.160
  • AND THE PEOPLE WITH THE REMINDER
  • 00:10:01.160 --> 00:10:03.050
  • THAT THERE IS A PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:10:03.050 --> 00:10:04.230
  • AND A COUNTER PERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:10:04.230 --> 00:10:05.260
  • A CALLING AND A COUNTER CALL
  • 00:10:05.260 --> 00:10:07.230
  • THAT ULTIMATELY THE KINGDOM
  • 00:10:07.230 --> 00:10:09.290
  • OF GOD MUST REIGN SUPREME,
  • 00:10:09.290 --> 00:10:12.030
  • IN YOUR LIFE INDIVIDUALLY,
  • 00:10:12.030 --> 00:10:13.220
  • IN OUR LIVES AS FAMILY MEMBERS
  • 00:10:13.220 --> 00:10:15.140
  • IN THE COMMUNITY
  • 00:10:15.140 --> 00:10:16.220
  • AND THE NATION AT LARGE.
  • 00:10:16.220 --> 00:10:18.290
  • AND SO WHEN ELIJAH GOES
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:20.290
  • OFF THE SCENE,
  • 00:10:20.290 --> 00:10:21.280
  • YOU BEGIN TO SEE HOW IMPORTANT
  • 00:10:21.280 --> 00:10:24.140
  • IT IS THAT HE HAS A SUCCESSOR
  • 00:10:24.140 --> 00:10:26.280
  • BECAUSE ELIJAH HAD ENCOUNTERED
  • 00:10:26.280 --> 00:10:28.160
  • JEZEBEL AND AHAB,
  • 00:10:28.160 --> 00:10:29.280
  • AND WHEN AHAB DIED
  • 00:10:29.280 --> 00:10:31.200
  • AND ELIJAH IS ABOUT TO LEAVE,
  • 00:10:31.200 --> 00:10:32.250
  • THE FIRST BOOK OF KINGS ENDS
  • 00:10:32.250 --> 00:10:34.170
  • AND THE SECOND BOOK
  • 00:10:34.170 --> 00:10:35.200
  • OF KINGS BEGINS.
  • 00:10:35.200 --> 00:10:37.030
  • AND THAT SECOND BOOK OF KINGS
  • 00:10:37.030 --> 00:10:38.100
  • BEGINS WITH A FAREWELL TO ELIJAH
  • 00:10:38.100 --> 00:10:40.150
  • AND NOW COMES, ALL OF A SUDDEN,
  • 00:10:40.150 --> 00:10:42.200
  • ELISHA AND HE'S GOING TO BE
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:44.080
  • DEALING WITH THE SUCCESSOR
  • 00:10:44.080 --> 00:10:45.170
  • OF AHAB.
  • 00:10:45.170 --> 00:10:47.100
  • AND I WANT TO TAKE FOR YOU
  • 00:10:47.100 --> 00:10:48.230
  • THE MOTIFS THAT ARE ADDRESSED,
  • 00:10:48.230 --> 00:10:50.200
  • TO MENTION AT LEAST A COUPLE
  • 00:10:50.200 --> 00:10:52.040
  • OF THINGS HERE.
  • 00:10:52.040 --> 00:10:53.040
  • NUMBER ONE, GOD IS INTIMATELY
  • 00:10:53.040 --> 00:10:56.000
  • INVOLVED IN NATIONS.
  • 00:10:56.000 --> 00:10:58.130
  • HE' INTIMATELY INVOLVED
  • 00:10:58.130 --> 00:10:59.290
  • IN INDIVIDUAL DECISION MAKING.
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:02.000
  • AND HE CARES HOW THE PEOPLE
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:04.030
  • OF GOD RESPOND TO THE ISSUES
  • 00:11:04.030 --> 00:11:06.120
  • OF THEIR TIME.
  • 00:11:06.120 --> 00:11:07.080
  • IT IS THOROUGHLY PERVASIVE,
  • 00:11:07.080 --> 00:11:09.200
  • INTENTIONALLY PENETRATING
  • 00:11:10.240 --> 00:11:13.240
  • AND WITH A MESSAGE AND A CALL
  • 00:11:13.240 --> 00:11:15.100
  • TO A HIGHER ORDER.
  • 00:11:15.100 --> 00:11:17.030
  • SO I WANT TO LOOK
  • 00:11:17.030 --> 00:11:17.270
  • AT FIVE DIFFERENT PLACES
  • 00:11:17.270 --> 00:11:19.170
  • IN WHICH THE MESSAGE SPEAKS
  • 00:11:19.170 --> 00:11:21.020
  • SO CLEARLY.
  • 00:11:21.020 --> 00:11:22.010
  • FIRST, I WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU
  • 00:11:22.010 --> 00:11:23.220
  • ON THE PLACE OF HISTORY.
  • 00:11:23.220 --> 00:11:25.110
  • AND IRONICALLY, IN THE FILM
  • 00:11:25.110 --> 00:11:27.190
  • CHARIOTS OF FIRE,
  • 00:11:27.190 --> 00:11:29.000
  • THIS VERY CHAPTER IS QUOTED.
  • 00:11:29.000 --> 00:11:31.030
  • I ONLY...
  • 00:11:31.030 --> 00:11:32.050
  • AFTER I WROTE THOSE VERSES DOWN,
  • 00:11:32.050 --> 00:11:33.240
  • I REMEMBERED WHEN
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:34.210
  • I SAW THE MOVIE
  • 00:11:34.210 --> 00:11:36.000
  • READING FROM ISAIAH 40.
  • 00:11:36.000 --> 00:11:38.040
  • "DO YOU NOT KNOW...
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:40.060
  • HAVE YOU NOT HEARD...
  • 00:11:40.060 --> 00:11:41.140
  • HAS IT NOT BEEN TOLD TO YOU
  • 00:11:41.140 --> 00:11:43.050
  • FROM THE BEGINNING...
  • 00:11:43.050 --> 00:11:45.020
  • HAVE YOU NOT UNDERSTOOD
  • 00:11:45.020 --> 00:11:46.070
  • SINCE THE EARTH WAS FOUNDED?
  • 00:11:46.070 --> 00:11:47.010
  • HE SITS ENTHRONED ABOVE
  • 00:11:47.010 --> 00:11:48.230
  • THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH
  • 00:11:48.230 --> 00:11:50.020
  • AND HIS PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:51.070
  • LIKE GRASSHOPPERS.
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:52.050
  • HE BRINGS PRINCES TO NAUGHT
  • 00:11:52.050 --> 00:11:54.030
  • AND REDUCES THE RULERS
  • 00:11:54.030 --> 00:11:55.150
  • OF THIS WORLD TO NOTHING.
  • 00:11:55.150 --> 00:11:57.020
  • NO SOONER ARE THEY PLANTED,
  • 00:11:57.020 --> 00:11:58.270
  • NO SOONER ARE THEY SOWN,
  • 00:11:58.270 --> 00:12:01.020
  • NO SOONER DO THEY TAKE ROOT
  • 00:12:01.020 --> 00:12:02.270
  • IN THE GROUND
  • 00:12:02.270 --> 00:12:04.200
  • THAN HE BLOWS THEM AWAY
  • 00:12:04.200 --> 00:12:05.170
  • AND THEY WITHER.
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:06.040
  • AND A WHIRLWIND SWEEPS THEM AWAY
  • 00:12:06.040 --> 00:12:08.020
  • LIKE CHAFF.
  • 00:12:08.020 --> 00:12:09.000
  • DO YOU NOT KNOW?
  • 00:12:09.000 --> 00:12:10.140
  • HAVE YOU NOT HEARD?
  • 00:12:10.140 --> 00:12:12.170
  • THE LORD IS THE EVERLASTING GOD,
  • 00:12:12.170 --> 00:12:14.100
  • THE CREATOR OF THE ENDS
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:15.270
  • OF THE EARTH.
  • 00:12:15.270 --> 00:12:16.190
  • HE WILL NOT GROW TIRED OR WEARY
  • 00:12:16.190 --> 00:12:18.250
  • AND HIS UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:12:18.250 --> 00:12:20.160
  • NO ONE CAN FATHOM."
  • 00:12:20.160 --> 00:12:21.170
  • HE WILL NOT GROW TIRED
  • 00:12:21.170 --> 00:12:23.220
  • OR WEARY AND HIS UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:25.050
  • NO ONE CAN FATHOM.
  • 00:12:25.050 --> 00:12:26.130
  • "EVEN YOUTHS GROW TIRED
  • 00:12:26.190 --> 00:12:29.190
  • AND WEARY AND YOUNG MEN STUMBLE
  • 00:12:29.190 --> 00:12:30.110
  • AND FALL, BUT THOSE WHO HOPE
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:32.040
  • IN THE LORD WILL RENEW
  • 00:12:32.040 --> 00:12:33.190
  • THEIR STRENGTH.
  • 00:12:33.190 --> 00:12:34.160
  • THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS
  • 00:12:34.160 --> 00:12:35.290
  • LIKE EAGLES.
  • 00:12:35.290 --> 00:12:36.240
  • THEY WILL RUN
  • 00:12:36.240 --> 00:12:37.160
  • AND NOT GROW WEARY.
  • 00:12:37.160 --> 00:12:38.180
  • THEY WILL WALK
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:39.130
  • AND NOT BE FAINT."
  • 00:12:39.130 --> 00:12:40.280
  • LISTEN TO THAT LAST VERSE AGAIN.
  • 00:12:40.280 --> 00:12:43.110
  • "...THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD
  • 00:12:43.110 --> 00:12:45.130
  • WILL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH."
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:47.210
  • WHY DOES IT SAY THAT?
  • 00:12:47.210 --> 00:12:48.110
  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES OUR STRENGTH
  • 00:12:48.110 --> 00:12:50.140
  • IS GOING.
  • 00:12:50.140 --> 00:12:51.160
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:52.290
  • TO MAKE IT
  • 00:12:52.290 --> 00:12:54.240
  • IF IT'S NOT RENEWED IN SOME WAY.
  • 00:12:54.240 --> 00:12:57.010
  • "THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS
  • 00:12:57.010 --> 00:12:58.000
  • LIKE EAGLES."
  • 00:12:58.000 --> 00:12:58.280
  • WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR US
  • 00:12:58.280 --> 00:13:00.140
  • TO DO THAT?
  • 00:13:00.140 --> 00:13:01.020
  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE CAN GET
  • 00:13:01.020 --> 00:13:02.210
  • SO BOUND INTO A NARROWER VISION,
  • 00:13:02.210 --> 00:13:05.040
  • WE DON'T SEE THE TOTAL PICTURE
  • 00:13:05.040 --> 00:13:06.280
  • AND THE HIGHER VIEW
  • 00:13:06.280 --> 00:13:08.230
  • OF WHAT GOD IS DOING
  • 00:13:08.230 --> 00:13:09.230
  • ACROSS THE WORLD
  • 00:13:09.230 --> 00:13:10.270
  • AND WHAT GOD IS DOING
  • 00:13:10.270 --> 00:13:11.280
  • ACROSS HISTORY.
  • 00:13:11.280 --> 00:13:13.050
  • "THEY WILL RUN NOT GROW WEARY."
  • 00:13:13.050 --> 00:13:15.050
  • IT'S EASY TO GET TIRED
  • 00:13:15.050 --> 00:13:16.130
  • WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING
  • 00:13:16.130 --> 00:13:17.120
  • AND GIVE IT UP AND SAY,
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:18.220
  • "I'M NOT GOING
  • 00:13:18.220 --> 00:13:19.160
  • TO CONTINUE ANYMORE."
  • 00:13:19.160 --> 00:13:20.230
  • "THEY WILL WALK
  • 00:13:20.230 --> 00:13:21.240
  • AND NOT BE FAINT."
  • 00:13:21.240 --> 00:13:22.220
  • YOUR DAILY DIRECTIONS,
  • 00:13:22.220 --> 00:13:24.080
  • STEP BY STEP;
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.170
  • IT'S EASY FOR YOU
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:26.210
  • TO SOMETIMES SAY, "IS THIS
  • 00:13:26.210 --> 00:13:28.040
  • ALL REALLY WORTH IT?"
  • 00:13:28.040 --> 00:13:29.130
  • AND WHAT I FIND IS THAT STUNNING
  • 00:13:29.130 --> 00:13:31.110
  • NEXT VERSE THAT BEGINS
  • 00:13:31.110 --> 00:13:32.260
  • IN ISAIAH 41.
  • 00:13:32.260 --> 00:13:34.190
  • IT SAYS IN THESE WORDS,
  • 00:13:34.190 --> 00:13:36.010
  • "BE SILENT BEFORE ME,
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:37.160
  • YOU ISLANDS.
  • 00:13:37.190 --> 00:13:40.190
  • BE SILENT BEFORE ME."
  • 00:13:40.190 --> 00:13:42.070
  • SO I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
  • 00:13:42.070 --> 00:13:43.120
  • ABOUT WHAT GOD TELLS US
  • 00:13:43.120 --> 00:13:44.140
  • ABOUT HISTORY.
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:45.130
  • IT IS REMARKABLE
  • 00:13:45.130 --> 00:13:46.200
  • THAT WE UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:13:46.200 --> 00:13:47.290
  • OF ALL THE DEFINITIONS
  • 00:13:47.290 --> 00:13:49.030
  • OF HISTORIES THAT I'VE READ,
  • 00:13:49.030 --> 00:13:50.030
  • ONE OF THEM STANDS OUT THE MOST,
  • 00:13:50.030 --> 00:13:52.180
  • AND IT IS THIS --
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:53.100
  • HISTORY IS NOTHING MORE
  • 00:13:53.100 --> 00:13:55.050
  • THAN A COMPILATION
  • 00:13:55.050 --> 00:13:56.250
  • OF INNUMERABLE BIOGRAPHIES.
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:14:00.040
  • HISTORY IS NOTHING MORE
  • 00:14:00.040 --> 00:14:01.210
  • THAN A COMPILATION
  • 00:14:01.210 --> 00:14:03.100
  • OF INNUMERABLE BIOGRAPHIES.
  • 00:14:03.100 --> 00:14:05.130
  • IT'S INDIVIDUAL LIVES
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:07.240
  • WRIT LARGE,
  • 00:14:07.240 --> 00:14:08.210
  • HOW IT MAKES A CHANGE
  • 00:14:08.210 --> 00:14:10.100
  • FOR BETTER OR FOR EVIL.
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:12.080
  • MARTIN LUTHER TALKED
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:13.160
  • ABOUT HISTORY AND HE SAID,
  • 00:14:13.160 --> 00:14:14.220
  • "IT'S LIKE A DRUNKEN MAN
  • 00:14:14.220 --> 00:14:16.040
  • REELING FROM ONE WALL
  • 00:14:16.040 --> 00:14:17.050
  • TO THE OTHER, KNOCKING ITSELF
  • 00:14:17.050 --> 00:14:18.250
  • SENSELESS BY EVERY HIT.
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:21.100
  • LIKE A DRUNKEN MAN REELING
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:23.000
  • FROM ONE WALL TO THE OTHER,
  • 00:14:23.000 --> 00:14:24.190
  • KNOCKING ITSELF SENSELESS
  • 00:14:24.190 --> 00:14:25.120
  • WITH EVERY HIT.
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:26.200
  • WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN
  • 00:14:26.200 --> 00:14:28.080
  • THAT WE CAN'T LIVE
  • 00:14:30.070 --> 00:14:33.070
  • PROFANE LIFESTYLES IN A NATION?
  • 00:14:33.070 --> 00:14:34.120
  • WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN
  • 00:14:34.120 --> 00:14:35.140
  • THAT OUR LEADERS NEED TO KNOW
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:37.050
  • HOW TO HONOR GOD
  • 00:14:37.050 --> 00:14:38.070
  • AND NOT THINK THAT THEY ARE
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:39.180
  • SUPER MEN OR SUPER WOMEN
  • 00:14:39.180 --> 00:14:41.000
  • AND CAN DO IT ALL
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:42.020
  • IN THEIR OWN STRENGTH?
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:43.140
  • I SEE THREE IMPLICATIONS
  • 00:14:43.140 --> 00:14:45.040
  • OF UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:46.090
  • THE NATURE OF HISTORY.
  • 00:14:46.090 --> 00:14:47.060
  • THE FIRST IS THIS --
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:48.240
  • WHEN THE SACRED TRUST OF GOD
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:52.000
  • IS ABANDONED,
  • 00:14:52.000 --> 00:14:52.230
  • THE WEB OF EVIL GETS
  • 00:14:52.230 --> 00:14:54.200
  • MORE COMPLEX.
  • 00:14:54.200 --> 00:14:56.100
  • WHEN THE SACRED TRUST OF GOD
  • 00:14:56.100 --> 00:14:58.290
  • IS ABANDONED,
  • 00:14:58.290 --> 00:15:00.130
  • THE WEB OF EVIL GETS
  • 00:15:00.130 --> 00:15:02.110
  • MORE COMPLEX.
  • 00:15:02.110 --> 00:15:03.050
  • IT DOESN'T GET SIMPLER.
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:04.250
  • IT ONLY GETS MORE ENTANGLING
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:07.080
  • AND MORE PUZZLING
  • 00:15:07.080 --> 00:15:08.070
  • AND MORE CONVOLUTED
  • 00:15:08.070 --> 00:15:10.240
  • TO FIND YOUR WAY OUT
  • 00:15:10.240 --> 00:15:11.240
  • OF THIS MESS.
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:13.050
  • MY GOOD AND DEAR FRIEND
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:14.210
  • PETER SORENSON --
  • 00:15:14.210 --> 00:15:16.210
  • HE'S BEEN A BLESSING TO MY LIFE
  • 00:15:16.210 --> 00:15:17.210
  • OVER MANY, MANY YEARS;
  • 00:15:17.210 --> 00:15:18.200
  • PETER AND VICTORIA...
  • 00:15:18.200 --> 00:15:19.250
  • THEY'RE HERE.
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:20.110
  • YOU SAW PETER BRIEFLY
  • 00:15:20.110 --> 00:15:21.210
  • THIS MORNING AS THE TREASURER
  • 00:15:21.210 --> 00:15:22.250
  • OF OUR ORGANIZATION.
  • 00:15:22.250 --> 00:15:23.290
  • PETER AND VICTORIA,
  • 00:15:23.290 --> 00:15:26.160
  • PETER HAS BEEN
  • 00:15:26.160 --> 00:15:27.010
  • A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN
  • 00:15:27.010 --> 00:15:28.080
  • ON WALL STREET AND SO ON,
  • 00:15:28.080 --> 00:15:29.210
  • BUT HE GAVE UP HIS CAREER
  • 00:15:29.210 --> 00:15:30.270
  • IN BUSINESS SOME YEARS AGO
  • 00:15:30.270 --> 00:15:32.140
  • TO GO AND WORK AMONGST
  • 00:15:32.140 --> 00:15:33.220
  • THE PRISONERS IN AFRICA.
  • 00:15:33.220 --> 00:15:35.070
  • HE'S FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS
  • 00:15:35.070 --> 00:15:36.140
  • OF HIS MOTHER,
  • 00:15:36.140 --> 00:15:37.000
  • WHO HAD A GREAT PASSION.
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:37.290
  • AND THEY MOVED TO SOUTH AFRICA
  • 00:15:37.290 --> 00:15:39.180
  • FOR THREE YEARS JUST TO GET
  • 00:15:39.180 --> 00:15:41.200
  • BEHIND PRISON WALLS
  • 00:15:41.200 --> 00:15:42.170
  • AND WORK WITH PRISONERS
  • 00:15:42.170 --> 00:15:44.190
  • IN THOSE DARK SETTINGS.
  • 00:15:44.190 --> 00:15:45.270
  • SOME MONTHS AGO, HE ASKED ME
  • 00:15:45.270 --> 00:15:47.210
  • IF I WOULD LIKE TO COME
  • 00:15:47.210 --> 00:15:48.150
  • AND VISIT ANGOLA PRISON
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:49.140
  • IN BATON ROUGE.
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:50.190
  • AND YOU KNOW, IN A BUSY LIFE,
  • 00:15:50.190 --> 00:15:52.200
  • YOU SAY YES TO THINGS
  • 00:15:52.200 --> 00:15:54.250
  • BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:55.260
  • ARE ASKING YOU,
  • 00:15:55.260 --> 00:15:56.230
  • AND YES, I WILL DO THAT.
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:15:57.200
  • JUST A WEEK BEFORE WE WENT
  • 00:15:57.200 --> 00:15:59.110
  • TO ANGOLA, WE WERE TOGETHER
  • 00:15:59.110 --> 00:16:01.170
  • AT THE UNITED NATIONS
  • 00:16:01.170 --> 00:16:02.170
  • PRAYER BREAKFAST
  • 00:16:02.170 --> 00:16:03.130
  • WHERE I WAS DELIVERING
  • 00:16:03.130 --> 00:16:04.140
  • A BRIEF TALK.
  • 00:16:04.140 --> 00:16:05.090
  • AND PETER JUST LOOKED
  • 00:16:05.090 --> 00:16:06.110
  • AT ME AFTERWARDS.
  • 00:16:06.110 --> 00:16:07.020
  • HE SAID, "ARE YOU PREPARED
  • 00:16:07.020 --> 00:16:08.170
  • FOR THIS?"
  • 00:16:08.170 --> 00:16:09.130
  • HE SAID, "BE PREPARED
  • 00:16:09.130 --> 00:16:11.000
  • FOR A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE."
  • 00:16:11.000 --> 00:16:12.290
  • IT IS VERY HARD FOR ME
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:14.210
  • TO STILL PROCESS
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:15.280
  • WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:18.010
  • YOU GET OFF THE PLANE.
  • 00:16:18.010 --> 00:16:19.290
  • THE CHAPLAIN RECEIVES YOU.
  • 00:16:19.290 --> 00:16:21.120
  • YOU DRIVE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.
  • 00:16:21.120 --> 00:16:23.070
  • THE LAST 20 MILE STRETCH
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:24.200
  • IS A NARROW SINGLE ROAD
  • 00:16:24.200 --> 00:16:26.130
  • WITH NOTHING AROUND YOU
  • 00:16:26.130 --> 00:16:27.200
  • 'TIL YOU ARRIVE
  • 00:16:27.200 --> 00:16:29.020
  • IN THIS MASSIVE ACREAGE
  • 00:16:29.020 --> 00:16:31.060
  • WHICH IS LARGER
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:32.120
  • THAN MANHATTAN ISLAND
  • 00:16:32.120 --> 00:16:33.180
  • AND YOU'VE GOT 5.300 PRISONERS
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:36.060
  • IN ANGOLA PRISON,
  • 00:16:36.060 --> 00:16:37.160
  • 85% OF WHOM ARE ON LIFE
  • 00:16:37.170 --> 00:16:40.170
  • WITHOUT PAROLE.
  • 00:16:40.290 --> 00:16:43.290
  • WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK
  • 00:16:43.290 --> 00:16:45.290
  • TO THE STAFF AND THE LEADERSHIP.
  • 00:16:45.290 --> 00:16:47.100
  • WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:48.240
  • TO MINISTER TO INDIVIDUALS
  • 00:16:48.240 --> 00:16:51.150
  • ON DEATH ROW
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:52.190
  • AND THEN TO DO A PLENARY SESSION
  • 00:16:52.190 --> 00:16:54.110
  • WHERE THE MESSAGE WAS PIPED
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:55.220
  • INTO ALL OF THE CELLS
  • 00:16:55.220 --> 00:16:57.080
  • WHERE THE PRISONERS COULD LISTEN
  • 00:16:57.080 --> 00:16:58.180
  • TO THE MESSAGE AT NIGHT.
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:17:00.190
  • AND WHEN YOU THINK OF 5.300
  • 00:17:00.190 --> 00:17:03.060
  • OF THEM THERE,
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:04.000
  • OVER 4.000 OF THEM
  • 00:17:04.000 --> 00:17:05.110
  • WHO WILL NEVER WALK OUT
  • 00:17:05.110 --> 00:17:06.190
  • OF THOSE PRISON WALLS,
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:07.280
  • AND JUST TO BE SURE,
  • 00:17:07.280 --> 00:17:08.230
  • THERE'S SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
  • 00:17:08.230 --> 00:17:09.180
  • 50 AND 100 HOUND DOGS.
  • 00:17:09.180 --> 00:17:11.190
  • SOME OF THEM ARE
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:12.290
  • A SPECIAL CROSSBREED
  • 00:17:12.290 --> 00:17:14.150
  • BETWEEN A WOLF AND A DOG
  • 00:17:14.150 --> 00:17:15.230
  • BECAUSE THE WOLF HAS
  • 00:17:15.230 --> 00:17:17.070
  • A SEVEN TIMES MORE INTENSITY,
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:18.190
  • CAPACITY OF SMELL
  • 00:17:18.190 --> 00:17:19.230
  • SO THAT IF THEY EVER ESCAPE
  • 00:17:19.230 --> 00:17:21.030
  • AND HAVE TO RUN
  • 00:17:21.030 --> 00:17:22.240
  • THAT 20 MILE ROAD ALL ALONE,
  • 00:17:22.240 --> 00:17:24.170
  • THOSE HOUNDS WILL GET A HOLD
  • 00:17:24.170 --> 00:17:25.220
  • OF THEM BEFORE THEY WILL
  • 00:17:25.220 --> 00:17:26.210
  • EVER ESCAPE.
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:28.160
  • A FEW YEARS AGO
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:29.190
  • WHEN THIS CHAPLAIN, BURL CAIN,
  • 00:17:29.190 --> 00:17:31.000
  • CAME THERE, IT WAS
  • 00:17:31.000 --> 00:17:32.160
  • SUCH A BLOOD-SPILLING PRISON
  • 00:17:32.160 --> 00:17:33.290
  • THAT EVERY PRISONER CHECKED IN
  • 00:17:33.290 --> 00:17:35.200
  • WAS GIVEN A KNIFE
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:37.110
  • ALONG WITH HIS BEDDING
  • 00:17:37.110 --> 00:17:38.140
  • TO GO INTO HIS CELL
  • 00:17:38.140 --> 00:17:39.230
  • BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD
  • 00:17:39.230 --> 00:17:40.170
  • "YOU WILL NEVER SURVIVE
  • 00:17:40.170 --> 00:17:41.140
  • WITHOUT THIS."
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:42.240
  • AND ONE OF THE CHAPLAINS
  • 00:17:42.240 --> 00:17:43.200
  • TOLD US, BLOOD SPLATTERED
  • 00:17:43.200 --> 00:17:45.110
  • ON THE WALLS, ON THE CEILING,
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:46.290
  • ON THE CARPET,
  • 00:17:46.290 --> 00:17:48.070
  • AND THERE WAS SO MUCH OF MURDER
  • 00:17:48.070 --> 00:17:49.260
  • AND STRIFE GOING ON IN THERE
  • 00:17:49.260 --> 00:17:51.100
  • 'TIL THIS ONE MAN CAME
  • 00:17:51.100 --> 00:17:52.170
  • AND DECIDED TO CHANGE IT --
  • 00:17:52.170 --> 00:17:54.040
  • THE MAN WHO I JUST MENTIONED
  • 00:17:54.040 --> 00:17:55.140
  • TO YOU BY THE NAME OF BURL CAIN.
  • 00:17:55.140 --> 00:17:57.290
  • AND I REMEMBER, AS I WALKED PAST
  • 00:17:57.290 --> 00:18:00.110
  • DEATH ROW, AND I KNOW I SAY THIS
  • 00:18:00.110 --> 00:18:03.100
  • TONGUE IN CHEEK,
  • 00:18:03.100 --> 00:18:04.140
  • BUT THERE'S A SERIOUSNESS TO IT.
  • 00:18:04.140 --> 00:18:06.090
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE TO SIT
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:08.010
  • IN A PLANE THAT'S NOT GOING
  • 00:18:08.010 --> 00:18:09.170
  • TO OPEN ITS DOORS FOR 40 MINUTES
  • 00:18:09.170 --> 00:18:10.250
  • BECAUSE THERE'S NO JETWAY
  • 00:18:10.250 --> 00:18:12.090
  • AVAILABLE, WE START COMPLAINING;
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:14.100
  • OR IF A DOOR GETS,
  • 00:18:14.100 --> 00:18:15.280
  • THE ELEVATOR DOOR GETS JAMMED
  • 00:18:15.280 --> 00:18:17.220
  • OR WHATEVER...
  • 00:18:17.220 --> 00:18:18.240
  • THINK OF BEING A YOUNG MAN
  • 00:18:18.240 --> 00:18:21.060
  • IN YOUR 20S AND 30S
  • 00:18:21.060 --> 00:18:22.200
  • AND YOU'RE NEVER GOING
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:23.220
  • TO WALK OUT OF THAT PRISON
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:24.200
  • THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:24.200 --> 00:18:26.170
  • AND AS I WALKED ALONG DEATH ROW
  • 00:18:26.200 --> 00:18:29.200
  • AND WE PUT OUR HANDS
  • 00:18:29.200 --> 00:18:30.180
  • BETWEEN THE BARS,
  • 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:31.130
  • PETER WITH HIS BUDDIES AND I,
  • 00:18:31.130 --> 00:18:32.150
  • ONE BY ONE, WE'D SHAKE HANDS
  • 00:18:32.150 --> 00:18:33.280
  • WITH THEM.
  • 00:18:33.280 --> 00:18:34.200
  • ONE GUY FROM ARGENTINA REACHED
  • 00:18:34.200 --> 00:18:36.080
  • MY HAND AND SAID,
  • 00:18:36.080 --> 00:18:37.250
  • "I LISTEN TO YOUR RADIO PROGRAM
  • 00:18:37.250 --> 00:18:39.020
  • EVERY DAY,
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:39.220
  • AS MUCH AS I CAN DO IT.
  • 00:18:39.220 --> 00:18:40.210
  • WILL YOU PLEASE SIGN
  • 00:18:40.210 --> 00:18:41.110
  • ONE OF YOUR BOOKS FOR ME?"
  • 00:18:41.110 --> 00:18:42.250
  • HE'S THERE ON DEATH ROW.
  • 00:18:42.250 --> 00:18:44.240
  • AND AFTER WE VISITED DEATH ROW
  • 00:18:44.240 --> 00:18:47.160
  • AND SPOKE TO THEM,
  • 00:18:47.160 --> 00:18:48.200
  • I REMEMBER GOING...
  • 00:18:48.200 --> 00:18:49.180
  • WE WENT INTO THE DEATH CHAMBER.
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:51.230
  • I HAVE MY IDEAS ON THESE THINGS
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:55.080
  • AND I WAS NOT PREPARED
  • 00:18:55.080 --> 00:18:56.200
  • FOR THE EMOTIONS
  • 00:18:56.200 --> 00:18:57.280
  • THAT SWIRLED WITHIN ME.
  • 00:18:57.280 --> 00:18:59.140
  • YOU WALK INTO THE ROOM
  • 00:18:59.140 --> 00:19:01.060
  • WHERE THEY HAVE THEIR LAST MEAL
  • 00:19:01.060 --> 00:19:03.060
  • AND SEE WHERE IT IS SERVED.
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:05.070
  • THEN YOU WALK INTO THE ROOM
  • 00:19:05.070 --> 00:19:06.140
  • WHERE THEY ARE STRAPPED IN
  • 00:19:06.140 --> 00:19:08.070
  • AND WHERE THE INJECTION
  • 00:19:08.070 --> 00:19:09.070
  • IS GOING TO BE GIVEN TO THEM.
  • 00:19:09.070 --> 00:19:10.250
  • AND BESIDE THAT ARE
  • 00:19:10.250 --> 00:19:12.040
  • TWO TINY LITTLE BOOTHS
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:12.260
  • FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY
  • 00:19:12.260 --> 00:19:14.060
  • AND THE VICTIM'S FAMILY
  • 00:19:14.060 --> 00:19:15.090
  • AND ONE OBSERVING MEMBER
  • 00:19:15.090 --> 00:19:16.280
  • OF THE LAW TO SEE
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:18.210
  • WHEN THIS INJECTION IS GOING
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:19.210
  • TO BE PUT IN
  • 00:19:19.210 --> 00:19:20.130
  • AND PROPERLY DONE
  • 00:19:20.130 --> 00:19:21.150
  • AND THAT LETHAL DOSE IS GIVEN
  • 00:19:21.150 --> 00:19:22.210
  • AND THEY ARE GONE
  • 00:19:22.210 --> 00:19:23.180
  • WITHIN SECONDS
  • 00:19:23.180 --> 00:19:25.000
  • ONCE THAT INJECTION IS GIVEN IN.
  • 00:19:25.000 --> 00:19:26.070
  • AND THE CHAPLAIN TOLD US
  • 00:19:26.070 --> 00:19:27.180
  • THE LAST TIME HE WAS THERE,
  • 00:19:27.180 --> 00:19:28.290
  • HE SAW THE MAN WHO HAD RAPED
  • 00:19:28.290 --> 00:19:30.240
  • HIS DAUGHTER AND MURDERED HER
  • 00:19:30.240 --> 00:19:32.270
  • AND THE MOTHER WAS SITTING
  • 00:19:32.270 --> 00:19:34.160
  • THERE BEHIND GLASS,
  • 00:19:34.160 --> 00:19:35.250
  • WATCHING THE EXECUTION
  • 00:19:35.250 --> 00:19:36.220
  • ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE.
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:38.210
  • AND THERE HAPPENED TO BE
  • 00:19:38.210 --> 00:19:39.200
  • A POLITICAL LEADER WAS
  • 00:19:39.200 --> 00:19:41.260
  • A MESS HIMSELF AT THAT TIME,
  • 00:19:41.260 --> 00:19:43.060
  • A LAWLESS MAN.
  • 00:19:43.060 --> 00:19:44.040
  • AND ON THE WALL HANGS A PHONE
  • 00:19:44.040 --> 00:19:46.140
  • AND THAT PHONE IS THERE
  • 00:19:46.140 --> 00:19:48.120
  • SO THAT THE GOVERNOR
  • 00:19:48.120 --> 00:19:49.280
  • OF THE STATE CAN CALL
  • 00:19:49.280 --> 00:19:51.130
  • SECONDS BEFORE THE EXECUTION
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:53.120
  • AND CALL A STAY FOR THIS.
  • 00:19:53.120 --> 00:19:56.010
  • AND HE SAID A MINUTE OR TWO
  • 00:19:56.010 --> 00:19:57.260
  • BEFORE THE EXECUTION,
  • 00:19:57.260 --> 00:19:59.010
  • THE PHONE RANG.
  • 00:19:59.010 --> 00:20:01.050
  • THE GUY RELEASES, THINKING
  • 00:20:01.050 --> 00:20:04.050
  • HE'S GOING TO GET A STAY.
  • 00:20:04.050 --> 00:20:05.040
  • AND THE POLITICIAN CALLS
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:06.200
  • JUST TO SAY, "HOW'S IT GOING?"
  • 00:20:10.120 --> 00:20:13.120
  • HOW'S IT GOING?
  • 00:20:13.120 --> 00:20:16.070
  • THE WEB OF EVIL, THE WEB OF EVIL
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:20.090
  • IS OUR OWN CORRUPT HEARTS
  • 00:20:20.090 --> 00:20:23.080
  • AND OUR INABILITY TO EVEN CHANGE
  • 00:20:23.080 --> 00:20:24.290
  • THESE LIVES.
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:26.230
  • YOU WALK AWAY FROM THERE,
  • 00:20:26.230 --> 00:20:28.210
  • THERE WAS A SIX FOOT SIX GUY
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:30.070
  • WITH US WHO IS A CHAPLAIN
  • 00:20:30.070 --> 00:20:31.170
  • TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA,
  • 00:20:31.170 --> 00:20:32.220
  • BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL TEAMS -
  • 00:20:32.220 --> 00:20:34.100
  • A GOOD FRIEND OF PETER;
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:35.270
  • GIANT OF A MAN.
  • 00:20:35.270 --> 00:20:38.170
  • AND HE PHONED PETER THE NEXT DAY
  • 00:20:38.170 --> 00:20:41.090
  • AND PETER SAID HE JUST SOBBED
  • 00:20:41.090 --> 00:20:43.160
  • AND SOBBED ON THE PHONE,
  • 00:20:43.160 --> 00:20:45.030
  • RECOLLECTING THE EMOTIONS
  • 00:20:45.030 --> 00:20:46.240
  • OF THE PREVIOUS DAY.
  • 00:20:46.240 --> 00:20:48.060
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:20:48.060 --> 00:20:49.150
  • THE WEB OF EVIL JUST GETS DEEPER
  • 00:20:49.150 --> 00:20:52.070
  • AND DEEPER AND DEEPER
  • 00:20:52.070 --> 00:20:53.120
  • IN HISTORY.
  • 00:20:53.120 --> 00:20:54.190
  • AND SOMETIMES IT CAN BE
  • 00:20:54.190 --> 00:20:56.020
  • IN THE HIGHEST OFFICES
  • 00:20:56.020 --> 00:20:57.160
  • AND MOST CORRUPT SETTINGS
  • 00:20:57.160 --> 00:21:00.080
  • AND THE WORLD DESPERATELY
  • 00:21:00.080 --> 00:21:01.090
  • NEEDS HISTORICAL LEADERS
  • 00:21:01.090 --> 00:21:03.010
  • WHOSE LIVES CAN GET US
  • 00:21:03.010 --> 00:21:05.040
  • OUT OF THIS WEB OF EVIL.
  • 00:21:05.040 --> 00:21:06.220
  • BUT BEFORE LOOKING INTO THAT WEB
  • 00:21:06.220 --> 00:21:08.120
  • OF EVIL, I WANT YOU TO BACK UP
  • 00:21:08.120 --> 00:21:10.020
  • FOR JUST A MOMENT
  • 00:21:10.020 --> 00:21:11.110
  • AND ASK YOURSELF WHERE
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:12.260
  • THE CHURCH IS IN ALL OF THIS.
  • 00:21:12.260 --> 00:21:14.150
  • HOW DO WE ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
  • 00:21:14.150 --> 00:21:16.190
  • IT WAS THE POET BACON WHO SAID,
  • 00:21:18.060 --> 00:21:21.060
  • "THERE ARE THREE STAGES" --
  • 00:21:21.060 --> 00:21:22.210
  • BYRON -- "IN THE DECLINATION
  • 00:21:22.210 --> 00:21:24.140
  • OF RELIGION."
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:25.080
  • LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY, PLEASE;
  • 00:21:25.080 --> 00:21:26.160
  • THREE STAGES IN THE DECLINATIONS
  • 00:21:26.160 --> 00:21:29.010
  • OF RELIGION,
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:29.210
  • HOW RELIGION DECLINES.
  • 00:21:29.210 --> 00:21:30.200
  • I WANT YOU TO HEAR CAREFULLY.
  • 00:21:30.200 --> 00:21:31.220
  • THIS IS WHAT BYRON SAID.
  • 00:21:31.220 --> 00:21:33.030
  • THE FIRST IS HERESY,
  • 00:21:33.030 --> 00:21:34.210
  • WHEN TRUE GOD IS WORSHIPPED
  • 00:21:34.210 --> 00:21:36.170
  • WITH FALSE WORSHIP;
  • 00:21:36.170 --> 00:21:38.040
  • WHEN THE TRUE GOD IS WORSHIPPED
  • 00:21:38.040 --> 00:21:40.010
  • WITH FALSE WORSHIP.
  • 00:21:40.010 --> 00:21:41.080
  • I ASK YOU TO LOOK AROUND
  • 00:21:41.080 --> 00:21:42.100
  • THE LANDSCAPE OF THE CHURCH
  • 00:21:42.100 --> 00:21:44.090
  • TODAY AND ASK YOURSELF
  • 00:21:44.090 --> 00:21:45.090
  • HOW MUCH HERESY
  • 00:21:45.090 --> 00:21:46.210
  • REALLY DOMINATES WORSHIP TODAY.
  • 00:21:46.210 --> 00:21:48.130
  • NUMBER TWO, IT'S IDOLATRY,
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:50.150
  • WHERE FALSE GODS ARE WORSHIPPED
  • 00:21:50.150 --> 00:21:52.110
  • WHILE WE SUPPOSE THEM
  • 00:21:52.110 --> 00:21:53.160
  • TO BE TRUE.
  • 00:21:53.160 --> 00:21:54.160
  • THINK OF ALL THAT HAPPENED
  • 00:21:54.160 --> 00:21:56.070
  • IN THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT
  • 00:21:56.070 --> 00:21:57.010
  • THAT CAME ABOUT,
  • 00:21:57.010 --> 00:21:57.280
  • FROM HERESY TO IDOLATRY.
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:21:59.280
  • AND THE THIRD
  • 00:21:59.280 --> 00:22:01.020
  • HE CALLS WITCHCRAFT,
  • 00:22:01.020 --> 00:22:02.100
  • WHEN WE ADORE FALSE GODS.
  • 00:22:02.100 --> 00:22:04.120
  • KNOWING THEM TO BE WICKED,
  • 00:22:04.120 --> 00:22:05.270
  • WE STILL WORSHIP
  • 00:22:05.270 --> 00:22:07.190
  • THOSE FALSE GODS.
  • 00:22:07.190 --> 00:22:09.230
  • FROM HERESY TO IDOLATRY
  • 00:22:09.230 --> 00:22:11.210
  • TO WITCHCRAFT;
  • 00:22:11.210 --> 00:22:13.020
  • THIS IS ACTUALLY ROMANS 1,
  • 00:22:14.120 --> 00:22:17.120
  • PROFESSING OURSELVES
  • 00:22:17.120 --> 00:22:18.130
  • TO BE WISE, WE BECOME FOOLS.
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:20.120
  • THINK OF THE CELEBRATORY WAY
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:22.120
  • IN WHICH WE NOW SEE EVIL
  • 00:22:22.260 --> 00:22:25.260
  • GETTING MORE AND MORE HEINOUS.
  • 00:22:25.260 --> 00:22:27.120
  • BUT THEN THERE IS
  • 00:22:27.120 --> 00:22:28.260
  • A SECOND STATUS.
  • 00:22:28.260 --> 00:22:29.170
  • NOT ONLY DO WE SEE HISTORY
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:31.190
  • AND HOW EVIL GETS MORE COMPLEX,
  • 00:22:31.190 --> 00:22:33.010
  • BUT HOW EVERY GENERATION
  • 00:22:33.010 --> 00:22:34.150
  • NEEDS TO BE WON EACH TIME OVER.
  • 00:22:34.160 --> 00:22:37.160
  • THIS IS SO CRITICAL FOR US
  • 00:22:38.110 --> 00:22:41.110
  • TO UNDERSTAND IN OUR MINISTRY --
  • 00:22:41.110 --> 00:22:43.120
  • HOW EVERY GENERATION NEEDS
  • 00:22:43.120 --> 00:22:45.160
  • TO BE WON ON ITS OWN TERMS.
  • 00:22:45.160 --> 00:22:48.100
  • YOU KNOW, I WAS RAISED
  • 00:22:48.100 --> 00:22:50.140
  • IN A VERY COMFORTABLE HOME
  • 00:22:50.140 --> 00:22:51.270
  • AND ALL WAS WELL
  • 00:22:51.270 --> 00:22:53.220
  • BY INDIAN STANDARDS AND SO ON.
  • 00:22:53.220 --> 00:22:55.240
  • BUT MY PARENTS HAD ABSOLUTELY
  • 00:22:55.240 --> 00:22:57.240
  • NO CLUE, NO CLUE WHAT WAS
  • 00:22:57.240 --> 00:22:59.160
  • GOING ON INSIDE MY HEART --
  • 00:22:59.160 --> 00:23:01.070
  • NONE.
  • 00:23:01.070 --> 00:23:02.180
  • THEY HAD NO IDEA
  • 00:23:02.180 --> 00:23:04.100
  • HOW DESPERATELY I WAS MOVING
  • 00:23:04.100 --> 00:23:05.160
  • TOWARDS SELF-DESTRUCTION;
  • 00:23:05.160 --> 00:23:07.000
  • NOT REALLY THEIR FAULT,
  • 00:23:07.000 --> 00:23:08.130
  • BUT PROBABLY THEY JUST MADE
  • 00:23:08.130 --> 00:23:10.110
  • THE ASSUMPTION THEY WERE OKAY,
  • 00:23:10.110 --> 00:23:12.050
  • THEY CAME THROUGH ALL RIGHT,
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:14.120
  • WHY CAN'T MY CHILDREN
  • 00:23:14.120 --> 00:23:15.110
  • JUST BE ALL RIGHT AS WELL.
  • 00:23:15.110 --> 00:23:17.010
  • ONE OF THE SADDEST BOOKS I HAVE
  • 00:23:17.010 --> 00:23:19.100
  • EVER READ IS A BOOK CALLED
  • 00:23:19.100 --> 00:23:20.270
  • "FATHER AND SON",
  • 00:23:20.270 --> 00:23:22.060
  • WRITTEN BY EDMUND GOSSE.
  • 00:23:22.060 --> 00:23:24.160
  • THESE WERE TWO BRILLIANT PEOPLE,
  • 00:23:24.160 --> 00:23:27.040
  • THE FATHER...
  • 00:23:27.040 --> 00:23:28.150
  • THE FATHER WAS
  • 00:23:28.150 --> 00:23:29.200
  • A MARINE BIOLOGIST,
  • 00:23:29.200 --> 00:23:30.190
  • EDMUND GOSSE, AND THE SON,
  • 00:23:30.190 --> 00:23:31.290
  • THE BRILLIANT GUY
  • 00:23:31.290 --> 00:23:33.020
  • WHO ENDED UP AS THE CURATOR
  • 00:23:33.020 --> 00:23:35.020
  • OF THE LIBRARY
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:35.240
  • AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS.
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:36.250
  • HE WAS A PROFESSOR
  • 00:23:36.250 --> 00:23:38.060
  • AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE;
  • 00:23:38.060 --> 00:23:40.010
  • WAS KNIGHTED
  • 00:23:40.010 --> 00:23:41.100
  • BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY.
  • 00:23:41.100 --> 00:23:43.070
  • AND AT THE AGE OF 58, HE WROTE
  • 00:23:43.070 --> 00:23:45.090
  • A BOOK ABOUT HIS FATHER'S FAITH
  • 00:23:45.090 --> 00:23:47.210
  • AND HIS FAITH
  • 00:23:47.210 --> 00:23:48.200
  • AND HOW HE WALKED AWAY FROM IT.
  • 00:23:48.200 --> 00:23:49.290
  • ON THE LAST TWO PAGES,
  • 00:23:49.290 --> 00:23:51.170
  • YOU READ THIS,
  • 00:23:51.170 --> 00:23:52.160
  • HIS FATHER WRITING TO HIM,
  • 00:23:52.160 --> 00:23:54.100
  • "SON, WHEN YOU CAME TO US
  • 00:23:54.100 --> 00:23:56.120
  • IN THE SUMMER THE HEAVY FLOW
  • 00:23:56.120 --> 00:23:57.280
  • FELL UPON ME,
  • 00:23:57.280 --> 00:23:59.140
  • I DISCOVERED HOW VERY FAR
  • 00:23:59.140 --> 00:24:00.210
  • YOU HAD DEPARTED FROM GOD.
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:02.040
  • IT WAS NOT THAT YOU HAD YIELDED
  • 00:24:02.040 --> 00:24:03.190
  • TO THE STRONG TIDE
  • 00:24:03.190 --> 00:24:04.270
  • OF YOUTHFUL BLOOD
  • 00:24:04.270 --> 00:24:05.210
  • AND HAD FALLEN A VICTIM
  • 00:24:05.210 --> 00:24:06.160
  • TO FLESHLY LUSTS.
  • 00:24:06.160 --> 00:24:07.120
  • IN THAT CASE, HOWEVER SAD
  • 00:24:07.120 --> 00:24:09.010
  • YOUR ENLIGHTENED CONSCIOUS
  • 00:24:09.010 --> 00:24:10.010
  • WOULD HAVE SPOKEN LOUDLY
  • 00:24:10.010 --> 00:24:11.130
  • AND YOU'D HAVE FOUND YOUR WAY
  • 00:24:11.130 --> 00:24:12.280
  • BACK TO THE BLOOD
  • 00:24:12.280 --> 00:24:14.060
  • WHICH CLEANSES US FROM ALL SIN
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:15.230
  • TO HUMBLE CONFESSION
  • 00:24:15.230 --> 00:24:16.210
  • AND SELF ABASEMENT
  • 00:24:16.210 --> 00:24:17.180
  • TO FORGIVENESS TO RECOMMUNION
  • 00:24:17.180 --> 00:24:19.020
  • WITH GOD.
  • 00:24:19.020 --> 00:24:19.270
  • IT WAS NOT THIS.
  • 00:24:19.270 --> 00:24:20.210
  • IT WAS WORSE.
  • 00:24:20.210 --> 00:24:21.170
  • IT WAS HORRID.
  • 00:24:21.170 --> 00:24:22.170
  • IT WAS INSIDIOUS INFIDELITY,
  • 00:24:22.170 --> 00:24:24.230
  • WHICH HAD ALREADY WORKED
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:25.260
  • IN YOUR MIND AND HEART
  • 00:24:25.260 --> 00:24:26.280
  • WITH TERRIBLE ENERGY,
  • 00:24:26.280 --> 00:24:28.090
  • FAR WORSE BECAUSE THIS WAS
  • 00:24:28.090 --> 00:24:30.160
  • SAPPING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:31.140
  • OF YOUR FAITH
  • 00:24:31.140 --> 00:24:32.170
  • AND ALL TRUE GODLINESS.
  • 00:24:32.170 --> 00:24:33.250
  • BUT YOU KNOW, SON,
  • 00:24:33.250 --> 00:24:35.040
  • NOTHING SEEMED LEFT
  • 00:24:35.040 --> 00:24:36.230
  • TO WHICH I COULD APPEAL
  • 00:24:36.230 --> 00:24:37.200
  • TO YOU ANYMORE.
  • 00:24:37.200 --> 00:24:38.150
  • I FOUND NO COMMON GROUND
  • 00:24:38.150 --> 00:24:40.140
  • WITH YOU.
  • 00:24:40.140 --> 00:24:41.210
  • THE HOLY SCRIPTURES NO LONGER
  • 00:24:41.210 --> 00:24:43.000
  • HAD ANY AUTHORITY
  • 00:24:43.000 --> 00:24:44.150
  • AND YOU HAD TAUGHT YOURSELF
  • 00:24:44.150 --> 00:24:46.070
  • TO EVADE THEIR INSPIRATION.
  • 00:24:46.070 --> 00:24:47.130
  • ANY PARTICULAR ORACLE OF GOD
  • 00:24:47.130 --> 00:24:49.050
  • WHICH PRESSED YOU,
  • 00:24:49.050 --> 00:24:50.040
  • YOU COULD EASILY EXPLAIN AWAY."
  • 00:24:50.040 --> 00:24:51.250
  • AND HE GOES ON AND ON.
  • 00:24:51.250 --> 00:24:53.200
  • HE SAID, "PLEASE DON'T THINK
  • 00:24:53.200 --> 00:24:55.080
  • I'M SPEAKING TO YOU IN PASSION
  • 00:24:55.080 --> 00:24:56.140
  • AND USING UNANSWERABLE STRENGTH
  • 00:24:56.140 --> 00:24:58.020
  • OF WORDS,
  • 00:24:58.020 --> 00:24:58.250
  • BUT IF THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD
  • 00:24:58.250 --> 00:25:00.110
  • IS NOT ABSOLUTELY AUTHORITATIVE,
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:02.000
  • WHAT DO WE KNOW OF GOD?
  • 00:25:02.000 --> 00:25:03.260
  • WHAT MORE CAN WE INFER
  • 00:25:03.260 --> 00:25:04.290
  • FROM PLATO AND SOCRATES
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:06.090
  • AND CICERO AND ALL OF THAT?"
  • 00:25:06.090 --> 00:25:07.260
  • AND HE GOES TO THIS.
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:09.050
  • "THIS DREADFUL CONDUCT OF YOURS
  • 00:25:09.050 --> 00:25:10.290
  • I HAD INTENDED AFTER MUCH PRAYER
  • 00:25:10.290 --> 00:25:12.170
  • TO PASS BY IN ENTIRE SILENCE,
  • 00:25:12.170 --> 00:25:14.060
  • BUT YOUR INSINCERE INQUIRIES
  • 00:25:14.060 --> 00:25:16.090
  • AFTER THE CAUSE OF MY SORROW
  • 00:25:16.090 --> 00:25:17.220
  • HAVE LED ME TO GO TO THE ROOT
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:19.110
  • OF THE MATTER AND I COULD NOT
  • 00:25:19.110 --> 00:25:20.180
  • STOP SHORT OF THE DEVELOPMENT
  • 00:25:20.180 --> 00:25:21.270
  • CONTAINED IN THIS LETTER.
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:23.070
  • SON, IT IS WITH PAIN
  • 00:25:23.070 --> 00:25:25.160
  • AND NOT WITH ANGER
  • 00:25:25.160 --> 00:25:26.170
  • THAT I SEND IT TO YOU,
  • 00:25:26.170 --> 00:25:27.210
  • HOPING THAT YOU MAY BE INDUCED
  • 00:25:27.210 --> 00:25:29.080
  • TO REVIEW THE WHOLE COURSE
  • 00:25:29.080 --> 00:25:30.090
  • OF YOUR LIFE AND THAT THIS
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:31.260
  • IS ONLY A STAGE.
  • 00:25:31.260 --> 00:25:32.250
  • IF GRACE WERE EVER GRANTED
  • 00:25:32.250 --> 00:25:34.120
  • TO YOU IN THIS,
  • 00:25:34.120 --> 00:25:35.050
  • HOW JOYFULLY SHOULD I BURY
  • 00:25:35.050 --> 00:25:37.000
  • ALL THE PAST AND AGAIN
  • 00:25:37.000 --> 00:25:38.220
  • HAVE THIS SWEET FELLOWSHIP
  • 00:25:38.220 --> 00:25:39.160
  • WITH MY SON, MY BELOVED SON,
  • 00:25:39.160 --> 00:25:41.170
  • AS OF OLD."
  • 00:25:41.170 --> 00:25:43.120
  • THIS IS THE SON'S
  • 00:25:43.120 --> 00:25:45.120
  • CLOSING PARAGRAPH
  • 00:25:45.120 --> 00:25:46.230
  • AFTER THAT LETTER IN THE BOOK.
  • 00:25:46.230 --> 00:25:49.140
  • "THE READER WHO HAS DONE ME
  • 00:25:49.140 --> 00:25:50.180
  • THE FAVOR TO FOLLOW
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:51.100
  • THIS RECORD OF THE CLASH
  • 00:25:51.100 --> 00:25:52.100
  • OF TWO TEMPERAMENTS
  • 00:25:52.100 --> 00:25:53.090
  • WILL NOT FAIL TO PERCEIVE
  • 00:25:53.090 --> 00:25:54.200
  • THE CROWNING IMPORTANCE
  • 00:25:54.200 --> 00:25:55.240
  • OF THIS LETTER
  • 00:25:55.240 --> 00:25:56.220
  • FROM WHICH I HAVE JUST MADE
  • 00:25:56.220 --> 00:25:57.250
  • A LONG QUOTATION.
  • 00:25:57.250 --> 00:25:58.260
  • IT SUMS UP FOR ME
  • 00:25:58.260 --> 00:25:59.290
  • THE CLOSER LOGIC
  • 00:25:59.290 --> 00:26:00.270
  • OF THE WHOLE HISTORY
  • 00:26:00.270 --> 00:26:01.240
  • OF THE SITUATION
  • 00:26:01.240 --> 00:26:03.080
  • AND I MAY LEAVE IT TO FORM
  • 00:26:03.080 --> 00:26:04.110
  • THE EPIGRAPH
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:05.070
  • FOR THIS LITTLE BOOK.
  • 00:26:05.070 --> 00:26:06.060
  • ALL THAT I NEED FURTHER TO SAY
  • 00:26:06.060 --> 00:26:08.020
  • IS TO POINT OUT THAT WHEN
  • 00:26:08.020 --> 00:26:09.120
  • SUCH DEFIANCE IS OFFERED
  • 00:26:09.120 --> 00:26:11.070
  • TO THE INTELLIGENCE
  • 00:26:11.070 --> 00:26:12.240
  • OF A THOUGHTFUL
  • 00:26:12.240 --> 00:26:13.190
  • AND HONEST YOUNG MAN LIKE MYSELF
  • 00:26:13.190 --> 00:26:15.130
  • WITH THE NORMAL IMPULSES
  • 00:26:15.130 --> 00:26:16.130
  • OF MY 21 YEARS,
  • 00:26:16.130 --> 00:26:18.000
  • THERE ARE ONLY TWO ALTERNATIVES
  • 00:26:18.000 --> 00:26:19.110
  • -- EITHER I MUST CEASE
  • 00:26:19.110 --> 00:26:21.180
  • TO THINK FOR MYSELF
  • 00:26:21.180 --> 00:26:22.110
  • OR MY INDIVIDUALISM
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:23.220
  • OR I MUST BE INSTANTLY CONFIRMED
  • 00:26:23.220 --> 00:26:25.190
  • AND THE NECESSITY
  • 00:26:25.190 --> 00:26:26.260
  • OF RELIGIOUS INDEPENDENCE
  • 00:26:26.260 --> 00:26:27.290
  • MUST BE EMPHASIZED.
  • 00:26:27.290 --> 00:26:29.160
  • NO COMPROMISE IS SEEN.
  • 00:26:29.160 --> 00:26:31.030
  • NO COMPROMISE WAS OFFERED.
  • 00:26:31.030 --> 00:26:32.140
  • NO PROPOSAL OF A TRUCE
  • 00:26:32.140 --> 00:26:33.170
  • WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCEPTABLE.
  • 00:26:33.170 --> 00:26:34.250
  • IT WAS A CASE OF EVERYTHING
  • 00:26:34.250 --> 00:26:36.180
  • AND NOTHING,
  • 00:26:36.180 --> 00:26:37.120
  • AND THUS DESPERATELY CHALLENGED,
  • 00:26:37.120 --> 00:26:39.030
  • I THREW AWAY MY CONSCIOUS
  • 00:26:39.030 --> 00:26:41.030
  • ONCE AND FOR ALL
  • 00:26:41.030 --> 00:26:42.260
  • AND THE YOLK OF THIS DEDICATION
  • 00:26:42.260 --> 00:26:44.240
  • AND AS RESPECTFULLY AS I COULD,
  • 00:26:44.240 --> 00:26:47.030
  • WITHOUT PARADE OR REMONSTRANCE,
  • 00:26:47.030 --> 00:26:48.210
  • I TOOK UPON MYSELF
  • 00:26:48.210 --> 00:26:50.050
  • A HUMAN BEING'S PRIVILEGE
  • 00:26:50.050 --> 00:26:51.220
  • TO FASHION MY INNER LIFE
  • 00:26:51.220 --> 00:26:53.030
  • FOR MYSELF."
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  • AS THEY ALL COME TOGETHER AROUND
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  • THE CONTENT AND A LEARNING
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  • COMMUNITY THAT REALLY ENCOURAGES
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  • - LET MY PEOPLE THINK
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  • IS A LISTENER-SUPPORTED
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  • TELEVISION MINISTRY,
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  • AND IS FURNISHED
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  • BY RAVI ZACHARIAS
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  • INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES,
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