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November 3, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: Sharing an Exclusive Jesus in an Inclusive World

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  • FROM THE PUPIT OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • JOHN 3:16 SAYS THAT GOD GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON,
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  • THAT "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH
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  • BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE." YET SOME NONBELIEVERS,
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  • AND EVEN CHRISTIANS, REALLY DON'T LIKE THIS VERSE
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  • BECAUSE THEY FEEL THE PATH TO HEAVEN IS FAR TOO NARROW.
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  • SHOULDN'T WE HAVE THE FREEDOM TO REACH HEAVEN
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  • BY TAKING WHATEVER PATH WE CHOOSE?
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  • WELL TODAY, I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE TAKE
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  • THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED. THE ONLY ROAD THAT LEADS TO HEAVEN.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, "SHARING AN EXCLUSIVE JESUS
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  • IN AN INCLUSIVE WORLD" ON TODAY'S EDITION OF
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • I HEAR THE SOUND OF A MIGHTY RUSHING WIND
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  • AND IT'S CLOSER NOW THAN IT'S EVER BEEN
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  • I CAN ALMOST HEAR THE TRUMPET AS GABRIEL SOUNDS THE CALL
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  • I CAN ALMOST HEAR THE TRUMPET AS GABRIEL SOUNDS THE CALL
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  • AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY WE'LL BE GOIN' HOME
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  • THEN THOSE THAT REMAIN SHALL BE QUICKLY CHANGED
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  • AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY
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  • WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN
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  • WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN
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  • I LOOK AROUND ME I SEE PROPHECIES FULFILLED
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  • AND SIGNS OF THE TIMES THEY'RE APPEARING EVERYWHERE
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  • I CAN ALMOST HEAR THE FATHER
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  • AS HE SAYS SON, GO GET YOUR CHILDREN
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  • AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY
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  • WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN AND THEN THOSE THAT REMAIN
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  • SHALL BE QUICKLY CHANGED
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  • AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY
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  • WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN
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  • AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY
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  • WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN COMES AGAIN
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  • WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN COMES AGAIN
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
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  • [JEFFRESS] IT'S TRULY SHOCKING THAT THE MAJORITY
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  • OF THOSE WHO ATTEND AMERICAN EVANGELICAL
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  • CHURCHES BELIEVE THAT MANY FAITHS LEAD TO ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA,
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  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] A COPY OF "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN"
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  • IS YOURS. WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • PERFECT FOR INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP STUDY
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  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN" WILL EQUIP YOU WITH SOLID
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  • ANSWERS TO PRESSING QUESTIONS LIKE,
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  • "WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCERE FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
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  • WHO WORSHIP A GOD BY ANOTHER NAME?"
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  • "WHAT HAPPENS TO BABIES AND SMALL INFANTS WHEN THEY DIE?"
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  • "WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?"
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  • REQUEST "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO THE MINISTRY OF
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • EVERY WEEK MY INBOX TO MY EMAIL IS FILLED WITH ALL
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  • KINDS OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS FROM PEOPLE.
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  • IS IT ALRIGHT FOR CHRISTIANS TO BE CREMATED WHEN THEY DIE?
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  • WHAT ABOUT DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE,
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  • IS THAT EVER PERMISSIBLE FOR A CHRISTIAN?
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  • ARE THE SIX DAYS OF CREATION IN GENESIS,
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  • ARE THOSE LITERAL 24 HOUR-DAYS
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  • OR ARE THEY LONG GEOLOGIC PERIODS?
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  • IS IT PERMISSIBLE FOR CHRISTIANS TO DRINK AN
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  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE?
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  • UNLESS YOU THINK THERE IS ANY UNANIMITY ON THE
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  • ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS,
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  • JUST TRY THROWING OUT THOSE QUESTIONS IN YOUR
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  • NEXT BIBLE STUDY GROUP, OR YOUR GROUP AT WORK IN THE
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  • BREAK ROOM, AND WATCH THE SPARKS BEGIN TO FLY.
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  • I MEAN PEOPLE HAVE A VARIETY OF OPINIONS ON THOSE ISSUES.
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  • AND YOU OFTEN ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION: HOW IS IT
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  • THAT CHRISTIANS WHO ARE READING THE SAME BIBLE,
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  • ARE INDWELLED BY THE SAME HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD HAVE
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  • SUCH A DIVERSITY OF VIEWS ON THOSE TOPICS?
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  • WE USUALLY SAY: WELL, IT'S BECAUSE OF THE
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  • LIMITATIONS OF HUMAN UNDERSTANDING,
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  • OR CULTURE, OR A PARTICULAR FAITH TRADITION
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  • IN WHICH WE WERE RAISED UP.
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  • THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE A DIVERSITY OF OPINION.
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  • BUT I THINK MOST OF YOU WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT AS INTRIGUING
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  • AND PERHAPS EVEN IMPORTANT THOSE QUESTIONS ARE,
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  • THEY ARE SECONDARY IN IMPORTANCE TO THE QUESTION
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  • WE'RE LOOKING AT IN THIS SERIES.
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  • AND THAT QUESTION IS: ARE THERE MANY WAYS TO GET TO HEAVEN WHEN
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  • YOU DIE, OR IS THERE ONLY ONE WAY TO GET TO HEAVEN?
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  • DON'T YOU AGREE WITH ME
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  • THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF ALL?
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  • WELL YOU MAY WONDER:
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  • WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT REALLY MAKE?
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  • AS LONG AS I TRUST IN JESUS AS MY SAVIOR,
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  • DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF THERE ARE DIFFERENT ROADS UP THE SAME
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  • MOUNTAIN THAT LEAD TO GOD?
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  • WHY SHOULD I GET ALL HOT AND BOTHERED
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  • IF IN FACT GOD SAVES OTHER PEOPLE IN OTHER WAYS
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  • EXCEPT THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST?
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  • WELL TODAY I'M GOING TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION BECAUSE THE FACT
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  • IS IF WE SURRENDER THIS DOCTRINE OF THE EXCLUSIVITY OF JESUS FOR
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  • SALVATION, THEN THERE ARE NUMBER OF OTHER KEY BELIEFS THAT WE
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  • HAVE TO SURRENDER AS WELL. LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT THEY ARE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, IF WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO BE
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  • SAVED - THE FIRST DOMINO THAT FALLS BEHIND THAT
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  • IS THE NATURE OF TRUTH ITSELF.
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  • LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT I MEAN BY THAT.
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  • ABSOLUTE TRUTH SAYS THERE ARE TRUTHS THAT APPLY TO EVERYBODY
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  • REGARDLESS OF THEIR CULTURE OR THE TIME IN WHICH THEY LIVE.
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  • THERE ARE ABSOLUTE TRUTHS.
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  • INSTEAD MOST PEOPLE, MOST CHRISTIAN TEENAGERS AND ADULTS
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  • HAVE INSTEAD EMBRACED RELATIVISM.
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  • RELATIVISM IS THE BELIEF THAT ALL TRUTH IS CONDITIONED
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  • BY TIME AND CULTURE.
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  • A GOOD WAY TO REMEMBER RELATIVISM IS WITH THIS SIMPLE
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  • DICTUM THAT SAYS EVERYTHING IS RIGHT SOMETIMES,
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  • AND NOTHING IS RIGHT EVERY TIME. AND THAT EMBRACING OF
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  • RELATIVISM EXPLAINS WHY SO MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY
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  • BOUGHT INTO THIS IDEA OF RELATIVISM THAT,
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  • WELL, YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING IS RIGHT
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  • FOR EVERYBODY ALL THE TIME. ALL TRUTH IS RELATIVE.
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  • AND IT'S THAT EMBRACING OF RELATIVISM THAT ALSO EXPLAINS
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  • WHY SO MANY CHRISTIANS ARE WAFFLING ON THIS ISSUE OF
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  • IS THERE REALLY ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN WHEN WE DIE.
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  • IF WE SURRENDER THE EXCLUSIVITY OF THE GOSPEL,
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  • THE WHOLE NATURE OF TRUTH ITSELF MUST BE SURRENDERED AS WELL.
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  • THE SECOND DOCTRINE WE GIVE UP IS THE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE.
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  • THE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE.
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  • YOU KNOW SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME SATAN HAS TRIED TO CAUSE US
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  • TO QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT GOD'S WORD CAN TRULY BE TRUSTED.
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  • REMEMBER WHAT THE SERPENT SAID TO EVE?
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  • HAS GOD REALLY SAID?
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  • I MEAN GIVEN THE PREVALENCE OF DIFFERENT RELIGIONS IN THE WORLD
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  • - HAS GOD REALLY SAID THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HIM THROUGH
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  • FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST?
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  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU IF WE WAFFLE AND WAVER ON THIS ISSUE,
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  • IF WE SURRENDER THE ISSUE OF EXCLUSIVITY,
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  • IT DIMINISHES EVEN FURTHER
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  • THE TRUSTWORTHINESS OF THE BIBLE ITSELF.
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  • THE THIRD DOCTRINE WE SURRENDER IF WE SURRENDER THE DOCTRINE OF
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  • EXCLUSIVITY IS THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • LISTEN TO ME, IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • IF THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO HEAVEN
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  • THEN JESUS CHRIST IS NOT THE SON OF GOD.
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  • YOU SAY: WELL HOW DO YOU COME TO A CONCLUSION LIKE THAT?
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  • WHY DOES THE DEITY OF CHRIST STAND OR FALL ON
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  • THE EXCLUSIVITY OF THE GOSPEL?
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  • WELL, I JUST POINTED OUT TO YOU THE NUMBER OF PASSAGES IN WHICH
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  • JESUS SAID HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • I MEAN LISTEN TO SOME OF THEM.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, IN MATTHEW 7:14 JESUS REJECTED UNIVERSALISM,
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  • THE IDEA THAT EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN.
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  • HE SAID IN MATTHEW 7:14, "FOR THE GATE IS SMALL AND THE WAY IS
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  • NARROW THAT LEADS TO LIFE; AND FEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT."
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  • SO HE SLAMS THE DOOR ON UNIVERSALISM.
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  • SECONDLY, JESUS SLAMMED THE DOOR ON PLURALISM,
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  • THE IDEA THAT ALL BELIEF SYSTEMS ARE EQUALLY VALID.
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  • IN JOHN 14:6 HE SAID, "I AM THE WAY,
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  • THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
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  • NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME."
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  • NOT ONLY DID HE REJECT PLURALISM,
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  • BUT HE ALSO REJECTED INCLUSIVISM,
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  • THAT IS THE IDEA THAT PERSONAL FAITH
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  • ISN'T NECESSARY TO OBTAIN SALVATION.
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  • IN JOHN 6:40 HE SAID, "FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF MY FATHER,
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  • THAT EVERYONE WHO BEHOLDS THE SON AND BELIEVES IN HIM MAY HAVE
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  • ETERNAL LIFE, AND I MYSELF WILL RAISE HIM UP ON THE LAST DAY."
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  • NOW JESUS SAID HE'S THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • AND IT HAS TO BE THROUGH PERSONAL FAITH IN HIM.
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  • NOW STAY WITH ME ON THIS.
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  • IF JESUS IS WRONG ABOUT THIS, THERE ARE ONLY TWO REASONS HE
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  • COULD BE WRONG ABOUT IT.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, HE WAS HONESTLY MISTAKEN.
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  • NOW IF JESUS WAS HONESTLY MISTAKEN,
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  • THAT WOULD MEAN THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT;
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  • WHICH MEANS HE'S NOT THE OMNISCIENT, ALL -KNOWING GOD.
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  • EVERYBODY AGREE WITH THAT?
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  • NOW THE ONLY OTHER REASON JESUS COULD HAVE BEEN
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  • WRONG ABOUT IT IS HE WAS INTENTIONALLY MISLEADING US.
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  • THAT IS, JESUS KNEW THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • BUT HE DECIDED TO MISLEAD US BY SAYING HE WAS THE ONLY WAY.
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  • SO IF HE WAS INTENTIONALLY MISLEADING US
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  • IF HE WAS LYING TO US, THEN HE COULDN'T BE
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  • THE SON OF GOD EITHER, COULD HE?
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  • BECAUSE HE HAD A CHARACTER FLAW, A SERIOUS CHARACTER FLAW.
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  • SO THAT'S WHY I SAY IF JESUS WAS WRONG ABOUT HIS EXCLUSIVITY FOR
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  • SALVATION, THEN HE CANNOT BE THE SON OF GOD.
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  • THE ENTIRE DEITY OF CHRIST RESTS ON THIS ISSUE OF EXCLUSIVITY.
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  • A FOURTH DOCTRINE THAT FALLS IF WE SURRENDER THE DOCTRINE OF
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  • EXCLUSIVITY IS THE NECESSITY OF THE ATONEMENT THAT IS THE
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  • SACRIFICIAL DEATH OF CHRIST FOR OUR SINS.
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  • TURN OVER IN YOUR BIBLES TO LUKE 22:41.
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  • "AND JESUS WITHDREW FROM THEM ABOUT A STONE'S THROW,
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  • AND HE KNELT DOWN, AND HE BEGAN TO PRAY,
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  • SAYING, 'FATHER IF THOU ART WILLING,
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  • REMOVE THIS CUP FROM ME.
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  • YET NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE.' NOW AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN
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  • APPEARED TO HIM STRENGTHENING HIM,
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  • AND BEING IN AGONY HE WAS PRAYING VERY FERVENTLY,
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  • AND HIS SWEAT BECAME LIKE DROPS OF BLOOD
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  • FALLING DOWN UPON THE GROUND."
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  • JESUS HAD ENJOYED NOTHING BUT
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  • PERFECT UNITY WITH HIS HEAVENLY FATHER.
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  • THERE HAD NOT BEEN A RAY OF SUNLIGHT BETWEEN THE TWO.
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  • GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON.
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  • JESUS ENJOYED THAT TIME OF PERFECT FELLOWSHIP WITH HIS
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  • FATHER, BUT HE KNEW WHEN HE BORE THE SINS OF THE WORLD HE WOULD
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  • EXPERIENCE A HORROR HE HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE,
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  • A SEPARATION FROM HIS HEAVENLY FATHER.
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  • A SEPARATION THAT THE NEXT DAY WOULD CAUSE HIM TO CRY OUT,
  • 00:13:35.200 --> 00:13:38.170
  • "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
  • 00:13:38.180 --> 00:13:44.220
  • JESUS KNOWING WHAT LAY AHEAD OF HIM BEGGED,
  • 00:13:44.230 --> 00:13:48.280
  • CRIED OUT TO GOD, "GOD, IF THERE IS ANY WAY AT ALL,
  • 00:13:48.290 --> 00:13:53.070
  • SPARE ME FROM THIS EXPERIENCE."
  • 00:13:53.080 --> 00:13:57.110
  • BUT HEAVEN WAS SILENT.
  • 00:13:57.120 --> 00:13:59.230
  • GOD SAID NOTHING BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY.
  • 00:13:59.240 --> 00:14:06.230
  • THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST, THAT HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE OF BEING
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:11.020
  • SEPARATED FROM GOD, OF EXPERIENCING HELL FOR US SO THAT
  • 00:14:11.030 --> 00:14:14.020
  • WE COULD HAVE HEAVEN THAT WAS NOT JUST A WAY TO GOD,
  • 00:14:14.030 --> 00:14:16.240
  • IT WAS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD.
  • 00:14:16.250 --> 00:14:19.000
  • NOW STAY WITH ME ON THIS.
  • 00:14:19.010 --> 00:14:21.090
  • IF THE UNIVERSALISTS ARE RIGHT AND EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:24.120
  • EVENTUALLY THEN THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:14:24.130 --> 00:14:28.020
  • WAS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY.
  • 00:14:28.030 --> 00:14:31.230
  • IF THE INCLUSIVISTS ARE RIGHT
  • 00:14:31.240 --> 00:14:35.150
  • AND EVERYBODY'S GOING TO GO TO
  • 00:14:35.160 --> 00:14:36.270
  • HEAVEN REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY BELIEVE,
  • 00:14:36.280 --> 00:14:40.080
  • RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:14:40.090 --> 00:14:42.150
  • THEN THE DEATH OF CHRIST WAS UNIMPORTANT.
  • 00:14:42.160 --> 00:14:46.200
  • YOU SEE LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, IF YOU ACCEPT THAT THERE ARE ANY
  • 00:14:46.210 --> 00:14:50.130
  • OTHER PATHWAYS THAT LEAD TO GOD, THEN JESUS' AGONIZING DEATH AND
  • 00:14:50.140 --> 00:14:55.200
  • SEPARATION FROM GOD WAS A HORRIFIC MISTAKE.
  • 00:14:55.210 --> 00:15:00.040
  • THE WHOLE DOCTRINE OF THE ATONEMENT COLLAPSES IF WE
  • 00:15:00.050 --> 00:15:04.090
  • BELIEVE THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD.
  • 00:15:04.100 --> 00:15:06.180
  • GOD MADE A TREMENDOUS MISTAKE IN SENDING HIS SON TO DIE IF THERE
  • 00:15:06.190 --> 00:15:11.220
  • IS ANOTHER WAY TO HIMSELF.
  • 00:15:11.230 --> 00:15:13.280
  • ONLY GOD HIMSELF CAN OFFER AN ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE.
  • 00:15:13.290 --> 00:15:19.020
  • AND THAT'S WHY 1 JOHN 2:2 SAYS, "JESUS HIMSELF IS THE
  • 00:15:19.030 --> 00:15:23.090
  • PROPITIATION, THE SATISFACTION FOR OUR SINS."
  • 00:15:23.100 --> 00:15:27.040
  • AND WHEN WE TRUST IN CHRIST FOR OUR SALVATION,
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:30.010
  • WE ARE ALLOWING THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST IN SOME
  • 00:15:30.020 --> 00:15:32.270
  • INEXPLICABLE WAY TO COVER US
  • 00:15:32.280 --> 00:15:35.100
  • AND TO FORGIVE US OF ALL OF OUR SINS.
  • 00:15:35.110 --> 00:15:38.060
  • IF THE EXCLUSIVITY OF JESUS FOR SALVATION IS NOT TRUE,
  • 00:15:38.070 --> 00:15:42.120
  • THEN THE WHOLE IDEA OF CHRIST DYING FOR OUR SINS
  • 00:15:42.130 --> 00:15:46.190
  • ABSOLUTELY COLLAPSES.
  • 00:15:46.200 --> 00:15:49.130
  • THE FIFTH DOCTRINE WE HAVE TO SURRENDER IF WE DON'T BELIEVE
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:54.040
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN IS THE REALITY OF HELL.
  • 00:15:54.050 --> 00:15:58.200
  • THE REALITY OF HELL.
  • 00:15:58.210 --> 00:16:01.090
  • NOW THINK WITH ME ABOUT THIS: IF THE UNIVERSALISTS ARE CORRECT
  • 00:16:01.100 --> 00:16:05.020
  • AND EVERYBODY'S GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN EVENTUALLY,
  • 00:16:05.030 --> 00:16:07.180
  • THEN THE POPULATION OF HELL WILL BE WHAT?
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:10.220
  • ZERO. WELL MAYBE SATAN AND HIS ANGELS.
  • 00:16:10.230 --> 00:16:13.230
  • WE'LL PUT THEM DOWN THERE.
  • 00:16:13.240 --> 00:16:15.200
  • BUT AS FAR AS HUMANS, THE POPULATION IS ZERO.
  • 00:16:15.210 --> 00:16:19.000
  • NOW IF THE PLURALISTS ARE CORRECT AND ONLY RELIGIOUS
  • 00:16:19.010 --> 00:16:22.140
  • PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:16:22.150 --> 00:16:24.080
  • STILL, YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO HAVE A FEW PEOPLE IN HELL:
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:26.290
  • THE RAPISTS, THE MURDERERS, THE DRUG DEALERS.
  • 00:16:27.000 --> 00:16:28.270
  • BUT STILL MANY MORE PEOPLE IN HEAVEN THAN IN HELL.
  • 00:16:28.280 --> 00:16:32.220
  • IF THE INCLUSIVISTS ARE RIGHT AND THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:16:32.230 --> 00:16:36.070
  • GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN ARE THOSE WHO HAVEN'T ACTUALLY REJECTED
  • 00:16:36.080 --> 00:16:41.070
  • THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, AND HEAVEN'S GOING TO INCLUDE
  • 00:16:41.080 --> 00:16:44.140
  • BILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE
  • 00:16:44.150 --> 00:16:46.270
  • GOSPEL, THEN AGAIN, THE POPULATION OF HELL IS MINISCULE
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:51.170
  • COMPARED TO THE POPULATION OF HEAVEN, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:51.180 --> 00:16:54.010
  • NOW YOU SAY: WELL, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT PASTOR?
  • 00:16:54.020 --> 00:16:57.060
  • I MEAN DON'T WE WANT THE POPULATION OF HEAVEN TO BE
  • 00:16:57.070 --> 00:17:00.180
  • GREATER THAN THE POPULATION OF HELL?
  • 00:17:00.190 --> 00:17:02.070
  • WHY ISN'T THAT A GOOD THING?
  • 00:17:02.080 --> 00:17:05.200
  • WELL, THE REASON IT'S NOT A GOOD THING IS BECAUSE A COMPLETE
  • 00:17:05.210 --> 00:17:09.020
  • CONTRADICTION OF WHAT JESUS SAID.
  • 00:17:09.030 --> 00:17:11.260
  • BECAUSE LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT THE POPULATION OF
  • 00:17:11.270 --> 00:17:14.160
  • HELL COMPARED TO THE POPULATION OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:17:14.170 --> 00:17:17.250
  • MATTHEW 7:13-14, "ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW GATE FOR THE GATE IS
  • 00:17:17.260 --> 00:17:23.160
  • WIDE AND THE WAY IS BROAD THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION,
  • 00:17:23.170 --> 00:17:27.010
  • AND THERE ARE MANY WHO ENTER BY IT.
  • 00:17:27.020 --> 00:17:29.140
  • BUT THE GATE IS SMALL AND THE WAY IS NARROW THAT LEADS TO
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:32.130
  • LIFE, AND THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT."
  • 00:17:32.140 --> 00:17:36.060
  • THE REALITY OF HELL HAS TO BE SURRENDERED IF THE EXCLUSIVITY
  • 00:17:36.070 --> 00:17:39.250
  • OF CHRIST IS SURRENDERED.
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:42.030
  • FINALLY, IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD OTHER THAN FAITH
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:46.010
  • IN CHRIST, WE HAVE TO GIVE UP ON EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS.
  • 00:17:46.020 --> 00:17:49.120
  • REMEMBER CHRIST'S FINAL WORDS TO HIS DISCIPLES
  • 00:17:49.130 --> 00:17:51.220
  • BEFORE HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN?
  • 00:17:51.230 --> 00:17:53.060
  • HE SAID, "GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND MAKE DISCIPLES."
  • 00:17:53.070 --> 00:17:58.030
  • NOW IF I'D BEEN IN THE GROUP THAT DAY,
  • 00:17:58.040 --> 00:18:00.040
  • AND I KNEW THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HEAVEN OTHER THAN
  • 00:18:00.050 --> 00:18:02.130
  • FAITH IN CHRIST I WOULD HAVE RESPECTFULLY RAISED MY HAND
  • 00:18:02.140 --> 00:18:04.290
  • AND SAID: WHY?
  • 00:18:05.000 --> 00:18:07.240
  • I MEAN WHY BOTHER TO GO INTO ALL OF THE WORLD IF EVERYBODY
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:10.210
  • IS GOING TO HEAVEN ANYWAY?
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:13.070
  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU: THE ONLY MOTIVATION WE HAVE FOR SHARING
  • 00:18:13.080 --> 00:18:18.280
  • JESUS WITH OTHER PEOPLE, THE ONLY MOTIVATION WE HAVE IS THAT
  • 00:18:18.290 --> 00:18:23.020
  • HE IS NOT JUST ONE WAY HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:18:23.030 --> 00:18:29.100
  • MANY YEARS AGO, I WAS ON AN AIRPLANE GOING FROM DALLAS TO
  • 00:18:29.110 --> 00:18:33.250
  • SEATTLE AND I WAS SITTING NEXT TO THIS GUY, AND WE WERE
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:38.210
  • ENGAGING IN THE PREFLIGHT CHIT-CHAT THAT GOES ON.
  • 00:18:38.220 --> 00:18:43.060
  • AND SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME SAID:
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:46.120
  • ROBERT, YOU NEED TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH THIS GUY.
  • 00:18:47.170 --> 00:18:51.060
  • AND SO WHEN HE ASKED ME WHAT I DID FOR A LIVING,
  • 00:18:51.070 --> 00:18:53.040
  • I SAID: WELL, I'M A WRITER.
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:56.020
  • AND I SAID: IN FACT I'M ON THE WAY TO DO AN INTERVIEW
  • 00:18:56.030 --> 00:18:58.100
  • FOR A NEW BOOK I HAVE.
  • 00:18:58.110 --> 00:18:59.180
  • HE SAID: OH, WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU WRITE?
  • 00:18:59.190 --> 00:19:01.170
  • <<LAUGHTER-
  • 00:19:01.180 --> 00:19:03.120
  • AND I SAID: WELL, I WRITE CHRISTIAN BOOKS.
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:06.180
  • HE SAID: WELL THAT'S VERY INTERESTING.
  • 00:19:06.190 --> 00:19:08.190
  • HE SAID: BECAUSE I USED TO BE A CHRISTIAN,
  • 00:19:08.200 --> 00:19:12.260
  • BUT I GAVE IT UP.
  • 00:19:12.270 --> 00:19:15.250
  • WELL THAT WAS A CONVERSATION STARTER.
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:18.190
  • SO I SAID: WELL WHAT MADE YOU TURN AWAY
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:20.180
  • FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH? AND THIS WHAT HE SAID.
  • 00:19:20.190 --> 00:19:22.240
  • HE SAID: I COULD NO LONGER ACCEPT A RELIGION THAT SAID
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:26.260
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:26.270 --> 00:19:29.100
  • I JUST CAN'T EMBRACE A RELIGION THAT IS THAT INTOLERANT.
  • 00:19:29.110 --> 00:19:33.040
  • I CAN'T WORSHIP A GOD WHO WOULD SEND PEOPLE TO HELL FOREVER
  • 00:19:33.050 --> 00:19:36.200
  • AND EVER BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY BELIEVED
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:39.010
  • THE WRONG THINGS ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:19:39.020 --> 00:19:42.100
  • WELL, WE WERE WINGING OUR WAY TO SEATTLE,
  • 00:19:42.110 --> 00:19:45.020
  • AND SO I JUST ASKED GOD FOR HELP AND KNOWING WHAT TO SAY
  • 00:19:45.030 --> 00:19:48.170
  • TO HIM. AND I SAID: SIR, JUST IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT THAT
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:53.010
  • THIS AIRPLANE WERE TO CRASH.
  • 00:19:53.020 --> 00:19:55.070
  • THE FLAMES WERE GOING UP, THE LIGHTS WERE OFF,
  • 00:19:55.080 --> 00:19:58.280
  • THE CABIN WAS FILLING WITH SMOKE,
  • 00:19:58.290 --> 00:20:00.190
  • AND THAT FLIGHT ATTENDANT OVER THERE STOOD AT THE FRONT OF THE
  • 00:20:00.200 --> 00:20:03.170
  • PLANE WAVING A FLASHLIGHT AND SAID: FOLLOW ME.
  • 00:20:03.180 --> 00:20:07.110
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY OUT OF THIS PLANE.
  • 00:20:07.120 --> 00:20:10.290
  • WOULD YOU ACCUSE HER OF BEING INTOLERANT BECAUSE SHE INSISTED
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:15.060
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY OUT OF THE PLANE AND SHE DIDN'T OFFER YOU
  • 00:20:15.070 --> 00:20:18.050
  • OTHER ALTERNATIVES?
  • 00:20:18.060 --> 00:20:20.030
  • WOULD YOU SAY SHE IS BEING HATEFUL TO YOU FOR TRYING TO GET
  • 00:20:20.040 --> 00:20:22.280
  • YOU TO FOLLOW HER OUT OF THE BURNING AIRCRAFT?
  • 00:20:22.290 --> 00:20:26.060
  • OF COURSE NOT.
  • 00:20:26.070 --> 00:20:27.220
  • THE ONLY REASON SHE WOULD SAY TO YOU THAT THERE IS
  • 00:20:27.230 --> 00:20:30.230
  • ONE WAY OUT OF THIS PLANE IS IF IN FACT THERE WAS ONLY
  • 00:20:30.240 --> 00:20:34.270
  • ONE WAY OUT OF THE PLANE.
  • 00:20:34.280 --> 00:20:36.270
  • AND THE ONLY REASON SHE WOULD TRY TO GET YOU TO FOLLOW HER IS
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:40.090
  • BECAUSE SHE CARED ABOUT YOU AND WAS CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SAFETY.
  • 00:20:40.100 --> 00:20:44.210
  • AND I SAID: YOU KNOW, WHEN WE SAY THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO
  • 00:20:44.220 --> 00:20:47.290
  • GOD, WE'RE NOT BEING UNLOVING AND INTOLERANT,
  • 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:51.260
  • WE'RE SAYING THAT BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID;
  • 00:20:51.270 --> 00:20:54.220
  • AND HE SAYS IT BECAUSE IN FACT IT IS TRUE.
  • 00:20:54.230 --> 00:20:58.000
  • THERE ARE NOT MANY WAYS TO GOD THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO GOD,
  • 00:20:58.010 --> 00:21:01.270
  • AND THAT IS THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:05.040
  • HE SAID: THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT.
  • 00:21:05.050 --> 00:21:07.110
  • AND I PROMISE YOU PASTOR, I'LL SERIOUSLY CONSIDER
  • 00:21:07.120 --> 00:21:11.280
  • WHAT YOU JUST SAID.
  • 00:21:11.290 --> 00:21:13.290
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU AND I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO BE
  • 00:21:15.010 --> 00:21:17.120
  • AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST.
  • 00:21:17.130 --> 00:21:19.160
  • WE ARE GOD'S MESSENGERS AND IT'S TIME FOR US TO RECLAIM THE
  • 00:21:19.170 --> 00:21:24.060
  • GOSPEL FROM THOSE WHO WOULD TWIST IT AND PERVERT INTO A
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:27.190
  • MESSAGE OF HATE, AND INSTEAD PRESENT IT AS GOD INTENDED
  • 00:21:27.200 --> 00:21:31.240
  • AS A MESSAGE OF LOVE.
  • 00:21:31.250 --> 00:21:33.220
  • THE MOST LOVING THING WE CAN DO IS TO SHARE IT WITH SOMEBODY.
  • 00:21:33.230 --> 00:21:38.230
  • THERE AREN'T MANY WAYS TO GOD. EVERY OTHER WAY IS A DEAD END
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:43.280
  • THAT LEADS TO ETERNAL SEPARATION.
  • 00:21:43.290 --> 00:21:46.050
  • THERE ARE NOT MANY WAYS TO GOD -
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:48.060
  • THERE IS ONE WAY TO GOD THROUGH JESUS.
  • 00:21:48.070 --> 00:21:50.240
  • "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE;
  • 00:21:50.250 --> 00:21:55.010
  • NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT BY ME."
  • 00:21:55.020 --> 00:21:58.090
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:59.040 --> 00:22:04.200
  • WE TEACH THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN
  • 00:22:04.210 --> 00:22:07.280
  • NOT BECAUSE WE WANT TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT
  • 00:22:07.290 --> 00:22:10.090
  • BUT BECAUSE WE WANT TO INVITE PEOPLE IN!
  • 00:22:10.100 --> 00:22:13.130
  • AND THIS HOPE-FILLED MESSAGE OF LOVE IS THE ONE
  • 00:22:13.140 --> 00:22:16.210
  • WE PROCLAIM EVERY DAY ON THIS BROADCAST!
  • 00:22:16.220 --> 00:22:19.210
  • GRATEFULLY, PATHWAY TO VICTORY IS IN A
  • 00:22:19.220 --> 00:22:22.120
  • TREMENDOUS SEASON OF GROWTH RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:24.180
  • IN FACT, THE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY HAVE OPENED
  • 00:22:24.190 --> 00:22:27.210
  • WIDE FOR EVEN MORE IN 2020!
  • 00:22:27.220 --> 00:22:31.070
  • THE ONLY THING HOLDING US BACK IS THE FINANCIAL
  • 00:22:31.080 --> 00:22:34.250
  • ABILITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES.
  • 00:22:34.260 --> 00:22:37.280
  • AND THAT'S WHY YOUR GIFT TODAY CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:22:37.290 --> 00:22:41.180
  • IN THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:22:41.190 --> 00:22:43.240
  • REMEMBER WHEN YOU SUPPORT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:22:43.250 --> 00:22:46.260
  • YOU BECOME THE CHANNEL GOD USES TO REACH OTHERS WITH
  • 00:22:46.270 --> 00:22:51.050
  • THE LIFE-CHANGING TRUTH OF HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:51.060 --> 00:22:55.090
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
  • 00:22:55.100 --> 00:22:58.190
  • NOW PLEASE, STAY RIGHT THERE
  • 00:22:58.200 --> 00:23:00.190
  • I'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:00.200 --> 00:23:04.220
  • MUSIC
  • 00:23:04.230 --> 00:23:05.260
  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE, THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OF JESUS
  • 00:23:05.270 --> 00:23:08.290
  • IS HARDLY POPULAR. IN FACT, IT'S OFTEN LABELED AS
  • 00:23:09.000 --> 00:23:12.260
  • INTOLERANT OR HATEFUL. BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR THAT
  • 00:23:12.270 --> 00:23:17.050
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH HIM."
  • 00:23:17.060 --> 00:23:20.210
  • AND MY BRAND-NEW BOOK, NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN ,
  • 00:23:20.220 --> 00:23:24.070
  • WILL EQUIP YOU TO DEFEND THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH.
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE WE'LL ALSO SEND
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  • ALONG WITH A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY GUIDE FOR YOUR
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  • SUNDAY SCHOOL OR SMALL GROUP STUDY OR TO ENHANCE
  • 00:23:43.120 --> 00:23:45.280
  • YOUR OWN PERSONAL STUDY.
  • 00:23:45.290 --> 00:23:47.130
  • WHETHER YOU'RE THE ONE ASKING QUESTIONS,
  • 00:23:47.140 --> 00:23:49.100
  • OR YOU HAVE A HEART FOR UNBELIEVERS THIS TEACHING
  • 00:23:49.110 --> 00:23:52.030
  • SET WILL HELP YOU GO DEEPER IN YOUR
  • 00:23:52.040 --> 00:23:53.290
  • UNDERSTANDING OF CHRIST'S EXCLUSIVE OFFER OF SALVATION.
  • 00:23:54.000 --> 00:23:57.030
  • THANK YOU FOR HELPING US BRING THIS MINISTRY INTO
  • 00:23:57.040 --> 00:24:00.090
  • YOUR HOME AND FOR SUPPORTING THE MISSION OF
  • 00:24:00.100 --> 00:24:02.120
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY AS TOGETHER WE PIERCE THE
  • 00:24:02.130 --> 00:24:05.000
  • DARKNESS WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:05.010 --> 00:24:08.040
  • MUSIC
  • 00:24:08.050 --> 00:24:09.000
  • BY NOW, I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS
  • 00:24:09.010 --> 00:24:11.130
  • SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOPIC!
  • 00:24:11.140 --> 00:24:12.250
  • WE CANNOT COMPROMISE THE INTEGRITY OF THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:24:12.260 --> 00:24:16.090
  • BECAUSE IT WAS JESUS WHO SAID,
  • 00:24:16.100 --> 00:24:18.290
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME."
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:22.280
  • CHRISTIANS ARE TAUGHT TO PURSUE VIRTUES LIKE
  • 00:24:22.290 --> 00:24:26.080
  • PATIENCE, TOLERANCE, AND CHARITY.
  • 00:24:26.090 --> 00:24:29.060
  • BUT WHEN THE TRUTH IS VIOLATED,
  • 00:24:29.070 --> 00:24:32.080
  • CHRISTIANS CANNOT BECOME PASSIVE OR INDIFFERENT!
  • 00:24:32.090 --> 00:24:35.200
  • WE DO NO FAVORS BY REMAINING SILENT WHEN
  • 00:24:35.210 --> 00:24:39.240
  • SOMEONE TWISTS THE GOSPEL INTO SOMETHING IT'S NOT.
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:43.070
  • WELL, WE'VE ESTABLISHED THAT THOSE WHO KNOWINGLY
  • 00:24:43.080 --> 00:24:46.170
  • AND PURPOSEFULLY REJECT GOD ARE SENTENCED TO
  • 00:24:46.180 --> 00:24:50.050
  • ETERNITY IN HELL.
  • 00:24:50.060 --> 00:24:51.160
  • BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:24:51.170 --> 00:24:55.020
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF HOW WE'LL ANSWSER THAT
  • 00:24:55.030 --> 00:24:58.150
  • QUESTION ON THE NEXT EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
  • 00:24:58.160 --> 00:25:02.260
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