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November 24, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: Are Children Who Die in Heaven?

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • WE KNOW THAT SALVATION THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST
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  • IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • BUT DOES GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION MAKE ROOM
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  • FOR ANY EXCEPTIONS?
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INFANTS
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  • OR SMALL CHILDREN PASS AWAY
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  • BEFORE THEY'RE ABLE TO PLACE THEIR TRUST IN JESUS?
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  • WHAT ABOUT UNBORN CHILDREN?
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  • OR THOSE WHO ARE CHILDLIKE
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  • BECAUSE THEY ARE MENTALLY CHALLENGED?
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  • DOES GOD WELCOME THEM INTO HEAVEN?
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  • WELL, WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • ARE CHILDREN WHO DIE IN HEAVEN?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • MANY ARE THEY INCREASED THAT TROUBLE ME
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  • MANY ARE THEY THAT RISE UP! AGAINST ME
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  • MANY THERE BE WHICH SAY OF MY SOUL,
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  • "THERE IS NO HELP FOR HIM IN GOD."
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  • BUT THOU, OH LORD, ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • THOU, OH LORD ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD!
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  • FOR THOU FOR THOU
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  • FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ARE A SHIELD ARE A SHIELD
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  • ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • FOR THOU FOR THOU
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  • FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ARE A SHIELD ARE A SHIELD
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  • ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • FOR THOU FOR THOU
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  • FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ARE A SHIELD ARE A SHIELD
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  • ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • FOR THOU, OH LORD
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  • ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
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  • OF MY HEAD
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE
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  • THAT MUSLIMS, BUDDHISTS, AND CHRISTIANS
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  • -ALL WORSHIP THE SAME GOD, -(INTENSE MUSIC)
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  • BUT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
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  • EQUIP YOURSELF TO DEFEND THE TRUTH WITH THE HELPFUL RESOURCE
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  • CALLED CHRISTIANITY CULTS & RELIGIONS.
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  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
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  • THE KEY BELIEFS OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
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  • AND EXPOSES FALSE RELIGIONS LIKE ISLAM, BUDDHISM,
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  • AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESS.
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  • THE BROCHURE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • ONE OF THE MOST PAINFUL ASSIGNMENTS ANY PASTOR HAS
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  • IS TRYING TO CONSOLE PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD,
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  • EITHER THROUGH AN ACCIDENT OR THROUGH AN ILLNESS.
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  • YOU KNOW, IF THE PARENTS ARE CHRISTIANS,
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  • THEY NATURALLY WANT TO KNOW,
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  • WILL I EVER SEE MY CHILD AGAIN IN HEAVEN?
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  • OF COURSE, ANYONE WITH AN OUNCE OF COMPASSION
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  • WOULD WANT TO OFFER CONSOLATION TO SUCH A PARENT
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  • AND GIVE THEM THAT ASSURANCE
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  • THAT INDEED THEIR CHILD IS GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN,
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  • BUT THE FACT IS THERE IS NO VERSE IN THE BIBLE
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  • THAT TELLS US ONE WAY OR THE OTHER
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  • WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHILD WHEN THEY DIE.
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  • WELL, I'M GONNA START WITH MY CONCLUSION FIRST OF ALL TODAY.
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  • I'M CONVINCED THAT CHILDREN AND INFANTS,
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  • AND THOSE WHO ARE INFANTS WHO ARE CHILDLIKE
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  • BECAUSE THEY ARE MENTALLY CHALLENGED,
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  • THEY ARE ALL WELCOMED INTO HEAVEN.
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  • HOW DO I COME TO THAT CONCLUSION?
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  • WELL, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT TODAY.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, GOD HAS A SPECIAL LOVE FOR CHILDREN.
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  • GOD'S LOVE AND CONCERN FOR CHILDREN BEGAN
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  • BEFORE A CHILD IS EVER BORN.
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  • FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION,
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  • GOD VIEWS THAT CHILD AS A HUMAN BEING,
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  • EVEN WHILE THAT CHILD IS BEING FORMED IN HIS MOTHER'S WOMB.
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  • DAVID EXPRESSED GOD'S LOVE AND CONCERN FOR HIM
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  • WHILE HE WAS ACTUALLY IN HIS MOTHER'S WOMB,
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  • LONG BEFORE HE WAS BORN.
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  • TURN OVER TO PSALM 139:13-16.
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  • DAVID WROTE, "FOR THOU DIDST FORM MY INWARD PARTS;
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  • "THOU DIDST WEAVE ME IN MY MOTHER'S WOMB.
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  • "I WILL GIVE THANKS TO THEE,
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  • "FOR I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE;
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  • "WONDERFUL ARE THY WORKS, AND MY SOUL KNOWS IT VERY WELL.
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  • "MY FRAME WAS NOT HIDDEN FROM THEE,
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  • "WHEN I WAS MADE IN SECRET, AND SKILLFULLY WROUGHT,"
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  • UNDERLINE THOSE WORDS, "IN THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH.
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  • "THINE EYES HAVE SEEN MY UNFORMED SUBSTANCE;
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  • "AND IN THY BOOK THEY WERE ALL WRITTEN,
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  • "THE DAYS WHICH WERE ORDAINED FOR ME,
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  • "WHEN AS YET THERE WAS NOT ONE OF THEM."
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  • DAVID'S WORDS REVEAL THAT IN GOD'S EYES,
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  • THAT FERTILIZED EGG IN THE MOTHER'S WOMB
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  • IS NOT JUST SOME BIOLOGICAL BLOB.
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  • THAT FERTILIZED EGG IS A CHILD,
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  • A CHILD WHOM GOD LOVES.
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  • TURN OVER TO MARK 10:14-16.
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  • SOME PARENTS BROUGHT THEIR CHILDREN TO THE LORD.
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  • THEY WANTED THE LORD TO BLESS THEIR CHILD,
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  • AND SOME OF THE DISCIPLES SAID,
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  • "OUR LORD DOESN'T HAVE TIME FOR STUFF LIKE THAT,"
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  • BUT WHAT WAS JESUS' RESPONSE?
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  • LOOK AT MARK 10:14-16.
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  • "BUT WHEN JESUS SAW THIS,
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  • "HE WAS INDIGNANT AND HE SAID TO THEM,
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  • "PERMIT THE CHILDREN TO COME TO ME; DO NOT HINDER THEM;
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  • "FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD BELONGS TO SUCH AS THESE.
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  • "TRULY I SAY TO YOU,
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  • "WHOEVER DOES NOT RECEIVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD LIKE A CHILD
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  • "SHALL NOT ENTER IT AT ALL.
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  • "AND HE TOOK THEM," THAT IS THE CHILDREN, "IN HIS ARMS
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  • "AND HE BEGAN BLESSING THEM, LAYING HIS HANDS UPON THEM."
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  • PASTOR AND AUTHOR JOHN MACARTHUR OFFERS
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  • SOME VERY HELPFUL INSIGHT ON THIS.
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  • HE SAID, "I DON'T KNOW OF ANY PLACE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • "IN WHICH JESUS BLESSES UNBELIEVERS.
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  • "THERE'S NO PLACE IN WHICH JESUS BLESSES THE CURSED,
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  • "OR THE DAMNED.
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  • "JESUS BLESSED THOSE CHILDREN IN HIS ARMS
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  • "BECAUSE FROM HEAVEN'S PERSPECTIVE,
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  • "THEY WERE COUNTED AMONG THE BLESSED RIGHTEOUS ONES
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  • "WHOSE RIGHTFUL, ETERNAL HOME WAS HEAVEN."
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  • NOW, AGAIN, THIS ISN'T EVIDENCE IN AND OF ITSELF
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  • OF WHAT HAPPENS TO CHILDREN,
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  • BUT IT'S THE FIRST BUILDING BLOCK.
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  • GOD'S SPECIAL LOVE FOR CHILDREN.
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  • ADD TO THAT NUMBER TWO, THE FACT THAT
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  • GOD VIEWS THE INHERITED SIN OF CHILDREN
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  • DIFFERENTLY THAN HE VIEWS THE WILLFUL SIN OF ADULTS.
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  • LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN.
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  • GOD VIEWS THE INHERITED SIN OF CHILDREN
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  • DIFFERENTLY THAN THE WILLFUL SIN OF ADULTS.
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  • NOW, WHEN ADAM AND EVE SINNED IN THE GARDEN,
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  • BECAUSE OF ADAM'S WILLING DISOBEDIENCE,
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS DEATH SPREAD TO ALL PEOPLE
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  • BECAUSE ALL OF US INHERITED ADAM'S SIN.
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  • IN ROMANS 5:12, PAUL EXPLAINS IT THIS WAY.
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  • "THEREFORE, JUST AS THROUGH ONE MAN," THAT IS, ADAM,
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  • "SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, AND DEATH THROUGH SIN,
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  • "AND SO DEATH SPREAD TO ALL MEN, BECAUSE ALL SINNED."
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  • YOU KNOW HOW YOU KNOW YOU'VE CONTRACTED THE SIN VIRUS?
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  • YOU KNOW HOW YOU KNOW YOU'RE GUILTY BEFORE GOD?
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  • BECAUSE YOU'RE GONNA DIE.
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  • DEATH IS THE PROOF WE'VE INHERITED SIN.
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  • NOW, LET ME ASK YOU THE QUESTION, DO CHILDREN DIE? YES.
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  • DO BABIES DIE? YES.
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  • THE FACT THAT ANYONE DIES IS PROOF
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  • THAT HE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, GOD DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN THAT INHERITED SIN
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  • THAT CHILDREN HAVE RECEIVED,
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  • AND THE WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE OF ADULTS.
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  • YOU KNOW, I HAVE PEOPLE ASK ABOUT,
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  • AND PERHAPS YOU'VE WONDERED ABOUT THIS PHRASE,
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  • THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY. THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY.
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  • THERE'S NO PHRASE THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE BIBLE,
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  • BUT THERE IS THE TRUTH THAT
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  • GOD HOLDS PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SIN
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  • WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN
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  • GOOD AND EVIL. THAT'S THE MOMENT OF ACCOUNTABILITY BEFORE GOD,
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  • WHEN WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DISTINGUISH GOOD AND EVIL.
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  • A GREAT ILLUSTRATION OF THAT TRUTH
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  • IS FOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • REMEMBER THE STORY OF THE ISRAELITES?
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  • AFTER LEAVING EGYPT, THEY FINALLY MADE IT TO
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  • KADESH BARNEA, THE ENTRY POINT INTO THE PROMISED LAND,
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  • AND THEY SENT 12 SPIES INTO THE NEW LAND OF CANAAN
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  • TO SEE WHAT OBSTACLES THEY MIGHT HAVE TO OVERCOME.
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  • THE SPIES CAME BACK AND 10 OF THEM MADE THIS REPORT.
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  • THEY SAID, "THE LAND IS AS FULL OF BLESSING AS GOD PROMISED,
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  • "BUT THERE ARE GIANTS IN THE LAND
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  • "AND WE'LL NEVER OVERTAKE THEM."
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  • TWO OF THE SPIES, JOSHUA AND CALEB SAID,
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  • "YES, THERE ARE CHALLENGES BUT GOD WILL BE FAITHFUL
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  • "TO GIVE US THE LAND, JUST AS HE PROMISED."
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  • THE ISRAELITES CHOSE TO BELIEVE THE MAJORITY REPORT,
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT, GOD WAS FILLED WITH ANGER
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  • BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF, AND HE SAID,
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  • "NO ONE OF YOU, EXCEPT JOSHUA AND CALEB,
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  • "IS GOING TO ENTER INTO THIS PROMISED LAND.
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  • "INSTEAD, YOU'RE GONNA WANDER IN THE WILDERNESS
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  • "WITHOUT EVER ENTERING INTO MY REST,
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  • "AND YOU WILL DIE BECAUSE OF YOUR UNBELIEF."
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  • BUT THERE IS ONE GROUP
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  • GOD EXEMPTED FROM THAT HORRIBLE JUDGMENT.
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  • THAT GROUP IS NAMED IN DEUTERONOMY 1:39.
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  • GOD SAID, "MOREOVER, YOUR LITTLE ONES
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  • "WHO YOU SAID WOULD BECOME A PREY, AND YOUR SONS,
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  • "WHO THIS DAY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD OR EVIL,
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  • "SHALL ENTER THERE, AND I WILL GIVE IT TO THEM,"
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  • THAT IS, THE LAND, "TO THEM, AND THEY SHALL POSSESS IT."
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  • NOW, EVEN THOUGH THESE CHILDREN WERE GUILTY OF ADAM'S SIN,
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  • THEY HAD CONTRACTED THE SIN VIRUS,
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  • GOD VIEWED THEIR SIN DIFFERENTLY
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  • THAN HE VIEWED THE SINS OF THEIR PARENTS
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  • WHO WILLFULLY REJECTED GOD, AND THAT LEADS TO A THIRD TRUTH,
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  • AND THAT IS, CHILDREN HAVE NOT REJECTED GOD'S REVELATION.
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  • BECAUSE THESE CHILDREN IN ISRAEL HAD NOT YET REACHED
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  • THAT AGE WHERE THEY COULD BE DISTINGUISHING
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  • BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL,
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  • THEY COULD NOT BE CHARGED WITH THE SAME SIN OF THEIR PARENTS
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  • AND THAT SIN WAS THE SIN OF UNBELIEF.
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  • NOW, IF YOU DON'T HEAR ANOTHER THING I SAY TODAY,
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  • I WANT YOU TO HEAR THIS.
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  • IN THE BIBLE, UNBELIEF IS MORE THAN SIMPLY
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  • FAILING TO BELIEVE GOD'S PROMISES.
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  • UNBELIEF IS THE DELIBERATE DECISION
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:46.030
  • TO REJECT GOD'S REVELATION.
  • 00:12:46.040 --> 00:12:49.030
  • LET ME SAY IT AGAIN.
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:50.170
  • UNBELIEF IS MORE THAN SIMPLY FAILING TO BELIEVE GOD.
  • 00:12:50.180 --> 00:12:57.000
  • IN THE BIBLE, UNBELIEF IS THE DELIBERATE DECISION
  • 00:12:57.010 --> 00:12:59.130
  • TO REJECT GOD'S REVELATION.
  • 00:12:59.140 --> 00:13:03.060
  • GO BACK TO THESE ISRAELITES FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:13:03.070 --> 00:13:05.110
  • THESE ADULT ISRAELITES DID MORE THAN SIMPLY NOT BELIEVE GOD.
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:10.050
  • THEY CHOSE TO REJECT THE REVELATION THAT GOD
  • 00:13:10.060 --> 00:13:14.110
  • HAD ALREADY GIVEN TO THEM.
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:16.260
  • THE WRITER AGAIN, IN HEBREWS 3, QUOTES PSALM 95,
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:20.180
  • WRITTEN A THOUSAND YEARS EARLIER,
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:22.020
  • TO DESCRIBE THE SIN OF THESE ISRAELITES.
  • 00:13:22.030 --> 00:13:24.140
  • IN QUOTING PSALM 95, HE SAYS,
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  • "TODAY, IF YOU HEAR GOD'S VOICE,
  • 00:13:26.290 --> 00:13:29.140
  • "DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME,
  • 00:13:29.150 --> 00:13:32.280
  • "AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS,
  • 00:13:32.290 --> 00:13:35.090
  • "WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED ME BY TESTING ME,
  • 00:13:35.100 --> 00:13:38.080
  • "AND THEY SAW MY WORKS FOR 40 YEARS."
  • 00:13:38.090 --> 00:13:41.260
  • THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:43.040
  • FOR 40 YEARS, THESE ISRAELITES HAD SEEN
  • 00:13:43.050 --> 00:13:46.100
  • GOD'S MIRACULOUS CARE FOR THEM,
  • 00:13:46.110 --> 00:13:48.180
  • AND YET THEY DELIBERATELY REJECTED THAT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:52.240
  • THEY HAD RECEIVED,
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:54.090
  • AND CHOSE TO REJECT GOD'S PROMISE OF DELIVERANCE,
  • 00:13:54.100 --> 00:13:57.220
  • AND THEREFORE, THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE, UNLIKE THE CHILDREN,
  • 00:13:57.230 --> 00:14:02.150
  • WHO WERE SO SMALL AND YOUNG,
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:04.120
  • THEY COULDN'T PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.
  • 00:14:04.130 --> 00:14:05.280
  • THEY COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
  • 00:14:05.290 --> 00:14:08.030
  • THEY HAD NOT MADE THE DELIBERATE DECISION TO REJECT
  • 00:14:08.040 --> 00:14:11.210
  • WHAT GOD HAD REVEALED TO THEM.
  • 00:14:11.220 --> 00:14:13.210
  • THE SAME THING IS TRUE TODAY.
  • 00:14:13.220 --> 00:14:15.240
  • THERE IS NO ONE WHO IS WITHOUT EXCUSE,
  • 00:14:15.250 --> 00:14:18.130
  • BECAUSE EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER LIVED
  • 00:14:18.140 --> 00:14:21.140
  • HAS RECEIVED A REVELATION OF GOD.
  • 00:14:21.150 --> 00:14:24.120
  • LOOK AT ROMANS 1:18-20.
  • 00:14:24.130 --> 00:14:26.210
  • WE'VE LOOKED AT IT OFTEN.
  • 00:14:26.220 --> 00:14:28.090
  • PAUL WRITES, "FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN
  • 00:14:28.100 --> 00:14:31.130
  • "AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN,
  • 00:14:31.140 --> 00:14:35.130
  • "WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:38.160
  • "FOR SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:14:38.170 --> 00:14:41.050
  • "GOD'S INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES, THAT IS,
  • 00:14:41.060 --> 00:14:44.050
  • "HIS ETERNAL POWER AND DIVINE NATURE, HAVE BEEN CLEARLY SEEN
  • 00:14:44.060 --> 00:14:48.000
  • "BEING UNDERSTOOD THROUGH WHAT HAS BEEN MADE,
  • 00:14:48.010 --> 00:14:50.220
  • "SO THAT WE AND THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE."
  • 00:14:50.230 --> 00:14:55.200
  • YOU KNOW, I'VE SAID OVER AND OVER
  • 00:14:55.210 --> 00:14:57.050
  • IN THIS SERIES, NO ONE, NO ONE IS GOING TO BE SENT TO HELL
  • 00:14:57.060 --> 00:15:03.060
  • FOR REJECTING A GOSPEL THEY'VE NEVER HEARD.
  • 00:15:03.070 --> 00:15:06.000
  • THE REASON PEOPLE WILL END UP IN HELL
  • 00:15:06.010 --> 00:15:08.200
  • IS FOR REJECTING WHATEVER REVELATION GOD HAS GIVEN
  • 00:15:08.210 --> 00:15:13.250
  • TO THEM. CONTRAST THAT TO SMALL CHILDREN.
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:17.030
  • THEY'VE RECEIVED THAT REVELATION AS WELL,
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:19.090
  • THEY CAN LOOK AROUND, BUT THEY CAN'T PUT IT TOGETHER,
  • 00:15:19.100 --> 00:15:22.290
  • AND SO THEREFORE, GOD VIEWS THEM DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:15:23.000 --> 00:15:25.230
  • THEY HAVE NOT REJECTED GOD'S REVELATION,
  • 00:15:25.240 --> 00:15:28.040
  • THEY JUST HAVEN'T ACCEPT IT YET.
  • 00:15:28.050 --> 00:15:30.160
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK WE HAVE IS TO REAR OUR CHILDREN
  • 00:15:30.170 --> 00:15:34.100
  • TO TRUST IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR, AND TO FOLLOW HIM.
  • 00:15:34.110 --> 00:15:38.200
  • DON'T ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN TO BE GUILTY
  • 00:15:38.210 --> 00:15:41.040
  • OF REJECTING GOD'S REVELATION.
  • 00:15:41.050 --> 00:15:43.270
  • THAT LEADS TO A FOURTH TRUTH OF WHY I'M CONVINCED
  • 00:15:43.280 --> 00:15:46.240
  • THAT CHILDREN ARE IN HEAVEN, AND THAT IS,
  • 00:15:46.250 --> 00:15:50.000
  • SALVATION IS BASED ON GOD'S GRACE, NOT ON OUR FAITH.
  • 00:15:50.010 --> 00:15:56.210
  • HOW ARE CHILDREN SAVED?
  • 00:15:56.220 --> 00:15:58.220
  • THEY'RE SAVED THE SAME WAY, THAT THOSE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:15:58.230 --> 00:16:02.120
  • BEFORE CHRIST WERE SAVED.
  • 00:16:02.130 --> 00:16:04.230
  • THEY'RE SAVED THE SAME WAY THAT YOU AND I ARE SAVED TODAY.
  • 00:16:04.240 --> 00:16:07.100
  • WE'RE ALL SAVED THE SAME WAY.
  • 00:16:07.110 --> 00:16:10.060
  • WE'RE SAVED BY GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:14.120
  • THE FACT THAT A SMALL CHILD ISN'T YET CAPABLE
  • 00:16:14.130 --> 00:16:18.090
  • OF EXERCISING FAITH, THAT'S NO PROBLEM FOR GOD WHATSOEVER,
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:23.030
  • BECAUSE THAT CHILD IS STILL SAVED BY GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:16:23.040 --> 00:16:26.220
  • PERHAPS THIS ILLUSTRATION WILL HELP CLEAR IT UP OR YOU.
  • 00:16:26.230 --> 00:16:30.270
  • LET'S GO BACK TO THAT WOMAN WE TALKED ABOUT A FEW WEEKS AGO.
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:33.290
  • THIS UNFORTUNATE WOMAN IS TRAPPED ON THE THIRD FLOOR
  • 00:16:34.000 --> 00:16:37.080
  • OF A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING.
  • 00:16:37.090 --> 00:16:39.050
  • SHE'S OUT ON THE LEDGE.
  • 00:16:39.060 --> 00:16:40.210
  • SHE KNOWS SHE'S ABOUT TO DIE, BUT FORTUNATELY,
  • 00:16:40.220 --> 00:16:43.240
  • BELOW HER IS A GROUP OF FIREMEN WHO ARE HOLDING A NET.
  • 00:16:43.250 --> 00:16:47.290
  • SHE'S GOT A NEED,
  • 00:16:48.000 --> 00:16:49.220
  • THE FIREMEN HAVE THE PROVISION TO MEET THAT NEED,
  • 00:16:49.230 --> 00:16:52.270
  • BUT THE ONLY WAY FOR HER TO ACCESS THAT PROVISION
  • 00:16:52.280 --> 00:16:55.270
  • IS TO BE WILLING TO TAKE THAT LEAP OF FAITH, SO TO SPEAK,
  • 00:16:55.280 --> 00:16:59.120
  • THAT LANDS HER IN THE NET.
  • 00:16:59.130 --> 00:17:01.160
  • NOW, LET'S CHANGE THE ILLUSTRATION FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:17:01.170 --> 00:17:04.160
  • THE APARTMENT BUILDING IS ON FIRE,
  • 00:17:04.170 --> 00:17:07.000
  • BUT A FIREMAN GOES UP TO THE THIRD FLOOR
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:09.120
  • TO SEARCH FOR ANY POTENTIAL VICTIMS,
  • 00:17:09.130 --> 00:17:12.180
  • AND AS HE GOES FROM ROOM TO ROOM OF THAT BURNING FLOOR,
  • 00:17:12.190 --> 00:17:15.260
  • HE FINDS A THREE-YEAR-OLD TODDLER BY HIMSELF.
  • 00:17:15.270 --> 00:17:19.290
  • THAT TODDLER CAN'T COMPREHEND WHAT'S GOING ON.
  • 00:17:20.000 --> 00:17:22.220
  • HE SURE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET OUT,
  • 00:17:22.230 --> 00:17:24.270
  • AND HE'S INCAPABLE OF JUMPING, SO WHAT DOES THE FIREMAN DO?
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:28.110
  • HE SCOOPS UP THAT CHILD IN HIS ARMS, HE GOES TO THE LEDGE,
  • 00:17:28.120 --> 00:17:32.180
  • HE LOOKS BELOW AT THE NET,
  • 00:17:32.190 --> 00:17:34.130
  • AND HE TAKES THAT LEAP INTO THE NET.
  • 00:17:34.140 --> 00:17:37.230
  • WHAT IS IT THAT SAVED THAT CHILD?
  • 00:17:37.240 --> 00:17:41.000
  • THE SAME THING THAT SAVED THE WOMAN.
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:42.260
  • IT WAS THE NET.
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:44.150
  • THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS, THE FIREMAN IS THE ONE
  • 00:17:44.160 --> 00:17:47.130
  • WHO SCOOPED HIM UP INTO HIS ARMS
  • 00:17:47.140 --> 00:17:49.050
  • AND ALLOWED HIM TO ACCESS THE PROVISION BELOW.
  • 00:17:49.060 --> 00:17:53.000
  • I THINK THAT GOD DOES THE SAME WITH SMALL CHILDREN
  • 00:17:53.010 --> 00:17:56.180
  • WHO ARE INCAPABLE OF EXERCISING FAITH.
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:18:00.020
  • WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • 00:18:00.030 --> 00:18:01.090
  • HE SIMPLY SCOOPS THOSE CHILDREN UP IN HIS ARMS
  • 00:18:01.100 --> 00:18:04.220
  • AND CARRIES THEM SAFELY INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:04.230 --> 00:18:07.290
  • HOW ARE THEY SAVED? THE SAME WAY WE'RE SAVED.
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:11.010
  • BY GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:13.110
  • THAT'S THE ANSWER TO ME OF HOW CHILDREN ARE SAVED,
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:18.020
  • AND THAT LEADS TO A FIFTH REASON THAT I BELIEVE
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:21.160
  • CHILDREN ARE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:18:21.170 --> 00:18:23.210
  • AND THAT IS THE PROMISE OF 2 SAMUEL 12:21-23.
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:29.150
  • REMEMBER THE SORDID STORY
  • 00:18:29.160 --> 00:18:32.010
  • OF KING DAVID AND HIS ONE-NIGHT TRYST WITH BATHSHEBA?
  • 00:18:32.020 --> 00:18:35.270
  • DAVID REPENTED OF HIS MISTAKE.
  • 00:18:35.280 --> 00:18:38.060
  • HE SOUGHT AND HE RECEIVED GOD'S FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:41.040
  • AND ALTHOUGH GOD'S FORGIVENESS ERASED
  • 00:18:41.050 --> 00:18:43.190
  • THE ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES OF DAVID'S SIN,
  • 00:18:43.200 --> 00:18:47.020
  • GOD'S FORGIVENESS DID NOT ERASE THE TEMPORARY CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:51.110
  • WHEN THE CHILD WAS BORN, HE WAS IMMEDIATELY SICK,
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:54.090
  • AND SO DAVID WENT INTO A TIME OF MOURNING
  • 00:18:54.100 --> 00:18:56.200
  • AND PRAYING AND FASTING, ASKING GOD TO HEAL HIS SON,
  • 00:18:56.210 --> 00:19:00.280
  • BUT THEN, WORD CAME TO DAVID THAT HIS SON HAD, IN FACT, DIED
  • 00:19:00.290 --> 00:19:05.260
  • AND SURPRISINGLY, WHEN DAVID HEARD THAT NEWS, HE STOOD UP,
  • 00:19:05.270 --> 00:19:09.290
  • TOOK A BATH, PUT ON NEW CLOTHES, BEGAN TO EAT,
  • 00:19:10.000 --> 00:19:14.010
  • AND, WELL, ALMOST HAD A PARTY OF CELEBRATION,
  • 00:19:14.020 --> 00:19:19.080
  • AND HIS MEN WERE PERPLEXED.
  • 00:19:19.090 --> 00:19:20.230
  • THEY ASK HIM IN 2 SAMUEL 12:21,
  • 00:19:20.240 --> 00:19:23.000
  • "WHY, DAVID, DID YOU FAST AND WEEP
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:25.240
  • "WHILE YOUR CHILD WAS ALIVE,
  • 00:19:25.250 --> 00:19:28.030
  • "BUT NOW YOU ARE GOING ON WITH YOUR LIFE
  • 00:19:28.040 --> 00:19:30.050
  • "WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS DIED?"
  • 00:19:30.060 --> 00:19:33.080
  • DAVID ANSWERED IN VERSE 22, "WHILE THE CHILD WAS STILL ALIVE
  • 00:19:33.090 --> 00:19:37.040
  • "I FASTED AND WEPT; FOR I SAID,
  • 00:19:37.050 --> 00:19:39.240
  • "WHO KNOWS, THE LORD MIGHT NOT BE GRACIOUS TO ME,
  • 00:19:39.250 --> 00:19:42.160
  • "THAT THE CHILD MAY LIVE.
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:44.120
  • "BUT NOW THAT HE HAS DIED; WHY SHOULD I FAST?
  • 00:19:44.130 --> 00:19:47.240
  • "CAN I BRING HIM BACK AGAIN?
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:50.040
  • "I SHALL GO TO HIM, BUT HE WILL NOT RETURN TO ME."
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:54.200
  • NOW, HERE'S THE POINT.
  • 00:19:54.210 --> 00:19:56.100
  • IF THAT CHILD OF DAVID'S WAS ON HIS WAY TO HELL,
  • 00:19:56.110 --> 00:20:00.210
  • THEN DAVID WOULD BE SAYING, "MY CHILD CAN'T COME BACK TO ME,
  • 00:20:00.220 --> 00:20:05.080
  • "BUT I'M GONNA GO WITH HIM AND BE IN HELL FOREVER."
  • 00:20:05.090 --> 00:20:09.120
  • ANYBODY WANNA CELEBRATE THAT?
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:11.220
  • IS THAT ANY REASON TO HAVE A PARTY AT ALL?
  • 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:14.100
  • OF COURSE NOT.
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:15.260
  • THE ONLY SENSIBLE INTERPRETATION OF THIS VERSE WAS
  • 00:20:15.270 --> 00:20:20.050
  • DAVID SAW AS A REASON TO CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT
  • 00:20:20.060 --> 00:20:24.130
  • HIS SON WAS IN HEAVEN AND IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD,
  • 00:20:24.140 --> 00:20:27.160
  • AND HE REJOICED IN THE FACT THAT, ONE DAY,
  • 00:20:27.170 --> 00:20:30.150
  • HE WOULD ALSO BE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:30.160 --> 00:20:32.070
  • TO BE REUNITED WITH HIS SON AND HIS LORD.
  • 00:20:32.080 --> 00:20:36.030
  • NOW, ADMITTEDLY, THIS PASSAGE IN AND OF ITSELF
  • 00:20:36.040 --> 00:20:41.290
  • DOESN'T MAKE THE AIR-TIGHT CASE
  • 00:20:42.000 --> 00:20:43.220
  • THAT CHILDREN ARE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:43.230 --> 00:20:46.100
  • BUT I THINK WHEN YOU TAKE THIS TRUTH
  • 00:20:46.110 --> 00:20:49.080
  • AND ADD IT TO ALL OF THE OTHER TRUTHS WE'VE LOOKED AT TODAY,
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:54.000
  • AND THEN YOU COUPLE THAT WITH THE KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:20:54.010 --> 00:20:56.130
  • THAT GOD IS LOVING, JUST, AND MERCIFUL,
  • 00:20:56.140 --> 00:20:59.280
  • AND AS ABRAHAM SAID, "CAN BE TRUSTED TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT,"
  • 00:20:59.290 --> 00:21:06.030
  • I THINK WE CAN SAY WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY
  • 00:21:06.040 --> 00:21:08.190
  • THAT GOD WELCOMES CHILDREN INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:08.200 --> 00:21:13.040
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:13.050 --> 00:21:19.210
  • ALL OF US KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST A CHILD.
  • 00:21:19.220 --> 00:21:23.080
  • MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS TRAGEDY IN YOUR OWN FAMILY.
  • 00:21:23.090 --> 00:21:26.230
  • I HOPE TODAY'S TEACHING ENCOURAGES YOU TO CONTINUE
  • 00:21:26.240 --> 00:21:30.130
  • TRUSTING IN OUR JUST AND LOVING AND MERCIFUL GOD.
  • 00:21:30.140 --> 00:21:35.160
  • I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF READING YOUR LETTERS AND EMAILS,
  • 00:21:35.170 --> 00:21:38.240
  • AND RECENTLY, A VIEWER NAMED JERRY WROTE TO US AND SAID,
  • 00:21:38.250 --> 00:21:42.130
  • "I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE CLEAR TEACHING
  • 00:21:42.140 --> 00:21:45.090
  • "AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT I RECEIVE FROM PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:21:45.100 --> 00:21:49.000
  • "LISTENING EACH DAY PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ME
  • 00:21:49.010 --> 00:21:52.040
  • "TO GROW SPIRITUALLY AND LEARN WHAT GOD WANTS FROM ME
  • 00:21:52.050 --> 00:21:56.140
  • "AND FOR ME.
  • 00:21:56.150 --> 00:21:57.270
  • "AS A RESULT, I'M ABLE TO BE
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:21:59.170
  • "AN EFFECTIVE WITNESS FOR THE LORD.
  • 00:21:59.180 --> 00:22:02.210
  • "WE'RE ALL CALLED TO BRING GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD
  • 00:22:02.220 --> 00:22:05.140
  • "IN ALL THAT WE DO, AND I'M THANKFUL TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:22:05.150 --> 00:22:09.080
  • "FOR HELPING ME ANSWER THAT CALL."
  • 00:22:09.090 --> 00:22:12.170
  • WELL, THANK YOU, JERRY, FOR THOSE KIND WORDS,
  • 00:22:12.180 --> 00:22:16.000
  • AND IF YOU'RE AMONG TO THOSE WHO GIVE TO THIS MINISTRY,
  • 00:22:16.010 --> 00:22:18.220
  • THIS NOTE OF GRATITUDE REALLY BELONGS TO YOU.
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:22.100
  • WHEN YOU PARTNER FINANCIALLY WITH PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:22:22.110 --> 00:22:25.120
  • GOD IS USING YOUR INVESTMENT TO REACH FRIENDS,
  • 00:22:25.130 --> 00:22:28.110
  • LIKE THE ONE WE HEARD FROM TODAY, AND MANY OTHERS AS WELL.
  • 00:22:28.120 --> 00:22:32.110
  • NOW, PLEASE, SAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:22:32.120 --> 00:22:34.050
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:36.260
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  • 00:22:36.270 --> 00:22:38.080
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  • 00:22:38.090 --> 00:22:39.160
  • WHO ATTEND AMERICAN EVANGELICAL CHURCHES
  • 00:22:39.170 --> 00:22:42.140
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  • 00:22:42.150 --> 00:22:46.110
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA:
  • 00:22:46.120 --> 00:22:48.220
  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
  • 00:22:48.230 --> 00:22:50.160
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  • 00:22:53.260 --> 00:22:56.100
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCERE FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:22:56.110 --> 00:22:59.080
  • WHO WORSHIP A GOD BY ANOTHER NAME?
  • 00:22:59.090 --> 00:23:01.100
  • AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:23:01.110 --> 00:23:04.100
  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE, THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OF JESUS
  • 00:23:04.110 --> 00:23:08.290
  • IS VERY UNPOPULAR,
  • 00:23:09.000 --> 00:23:10.240
  • BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR THAT,
  • 00:23:10.250 --> 00:23:12.160
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
  • 00:23:12.170 --> 00:23:16.050
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  • 00:23:16.060 --> 00:23:19.120
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  • 00:23:36.080 --> 00:23:37.270
  • USING RELIGION AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:37.280 --> 00:23:41.240
  • HE'S USING RELIGION AS A FALSE LIGHT
  • 00:23:41.250 --> 00:23:45.060
  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE TRUE LIGHT,
  • 00:23:45.070 --> 00:23:48.130
  • JESUS CHRIST, WHO ILLUMINATES THE ONLY PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:53.060
  • [ANNOUNCER] THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:54.160
  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULAR AND INTOLERANT,
  • 00:23:54.170 --> 00:23:56.280
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTH THAT CAN SAVE LIVES, RESTORE OUR NATION,
  • 00:23:56.290 --> 00:24:00.270
  • AND IMPACT OUR WORLD,
  • 00:24:00.280 --> 00:24:02.230
  • AND THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS AND GIVING,
  • 00:24:02.240 --> 00:24:04.180
  • WE'RE ABLE TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:04.190 --> 00:24:06.150
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:06.160 --> 00:24:09.120
  • GOD HAS A SPECIAL LOVE FOR CHILDREN,
  • 00:24:09.130 --> 00:24:12.120
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT THOSE CHILDREN WHO TRAGICALLY DIE
  • 00:24:12.130 --> 00:24:15.080
  • BEFORE THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:17.090
  • TO PUT THEIR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:24:17.100 --> 00:24:19.240
  • ARE SAVED THE SAME WAY THAT YOU AND I ARE SAVED TODAY.
  • 00:24:19.250 --> 00:24:24.090
  • THEY ARE SAVED BY GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:28.000
  • WELL, AFTER THE THANKSGIVING FESTIVITIES
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  • THIS COMING THURSDAY,
  • 00:24:30.150 --> 00:24:32.010
  • THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WILL OFFICIALLY BE IN FULL SWING,
  • 00:24:32.020 --> 00:24:36.040
  • AND WHAT'S MORE FITTING DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
  • 00:24:36.050 --> 00:24:38.280
  • THAN FOCUSING OUR ATTENTION ON THE PERSON
  • 00:24:38.290 --> 00:24:41.260
  • AND WORK OF JESUS CHRIST?
  • 00:24:41.270 --> 00:24:44.130
  • NEXT TIME, I'M GOING TO BEGIN A NEW STUDY
  • 00:24:44.140 --> 00:24:46.200
  • ON THE LIFE OF JESUS, FROM HIS BIRTH IN BETHLEHEM
  • 00:24:46.210 --> 00:24:50.130
  • TO HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY,
  • 00:24:50.140 --> 00:24:52.070
  • AND ULTIMATELY, TO HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION.
  • 00:24:52.080 --> 00:24:55.270
  • MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME
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  • FOR A SERIES CALLED THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST.
  • 00:24:58.050 --> 00:25:02.000
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:05.160 --> 00:25:08.240
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BEST-SELLING BOOK,
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  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,
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  • PLUS THE CHRISTIANITY CULTS & RELIGIONS BROCHURE
  • 00:25:19.090 --> 00:25:22.060
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:22.070 --> 00:25:25.030
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:25.040 --> 00:25:26.250
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU
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  • THE COMPLETE NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN
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  • 00:25:33.000 --> 00:25:36.050
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:25:36.060 --> 00:25:37.250
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT,
  • 00:25:37.260 --> 00:25:39.250
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:25:42.080 --> 00:25:43.140
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:43.150 --> 00:25:47.070
  • SOMEBODY ONCE SAID THAT FOR THE LAST 2000 YEARS,
  • 00:25:47.080 --> 00:25:50.150
  • PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO NAIL A SIGN
  • 00:25:50.160 --> 00:25:53.070
  • TO THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:25:53.080 --> 00:25:55.020
  • A SIGN THAT SAYS, "NECESSARY, BUT NOT ENOUGH."
  • 00:25:55.030 --> 00:25:59.060
  • JESUS CHRIST IS SUFFICIENT.
  • 00:25:59.070 --> 00:26:01.280
  • HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY SAVED YOU,
  • 00:26:01.290 --> 00:26:03.270
  • HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY SECURED YOU,
  • 00:26:03.280 --> 00:26:05.260
  • HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY EMPLOYED YOU TO LIVE
  • 00:26:05.270 --> 00:26:09.110
  • A VICTORIOUS LIFE.
  • 00:26:09.120 --> 00:26:10.250
  • YOU NEED NOTHING OR NO ONE OTHER THAN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:26:10.260 --> 00:26:14.220
  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DV-R AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE START OF A NEW SERIES, THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST,
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • (CAR HORN HONKING)
  • 00:26:29.220 --> 00:26:31.000
  • (CROWD TALKING)
  • 00:26:31.010 --> 00:26:37.030
  • -(WAVES CRASHING) -(BIRDSONG)
  • 00:26:37.040 --> 00:26:38.120
  • [ANNOUNCER] WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ESCAPED
  • 00:26:38.130 --> 00:26:40.080
  • THE PRESSURE OF DAILY LIFE,
  • 00:26:40.090 --> 00:26:41.230
  • AND REFRESHED YOUR SPIRIT IN THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION?
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  • LEAVE THE STRESS BEHIND AND JOIN US
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  • FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY CRUISE TO ALASKA,
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  • JULY 11 THROUGH 18, 2020.
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  • IMAGINE A WEEK OF RELAXATION AND INSPIRATION
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  • IN ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC PLACES ON EARTH.
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  • IT'LL BE A TREMENDOUS TIME OF SIGHT-SEEING
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  • AND SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT
  • 00:27:02.060 --> 00:27:03.230
  • WITH YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY FAMILY.
  • 00:27:03.240 --> 00:27:06.050
  • I'LL BE TEACHING FROM GOD'S WORD ALONG THE WAY,
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  • AND WE'RE BRINGING ALONG VOCALIST MICHAEL O'BRIEN,
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  • COMEDIAN DENNIS SWANBERG,
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  • AND LEGENDS OF GOSPEL MUSIC, THE HOPPERS.
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  • SO DON'T WAIT TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
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