Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jes... | TBN

Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jes...

Watch Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jes...
November 17, 2019
27:30

Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

Closed captions

Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: What About Those Who Have Never Heard About Jes...

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
  • 00:00:06.200 --> 00:00:07.250
  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS TEXAS,
  • 00:00:07.260 --> 00:00:10.050
  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:00:10.060 --> 00:00:12.240
  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:00:14.130 --> 00:00:15.230
  • WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:00:15.240 --> 00:00:19.040
  • JESUS SAYS, "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME."
  • 00:00:19.050 --> 00:00:24.010
  • BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:00:24.020 --> 00:00:27.130
  • IT ONLY SEEMS FAIR THAT GOD WOULD GIVE THEM A PASS, RIGHT?
  • 00:00:27.140 --> 00:00:31.070
  • WELL, LAST TIME WE EXAMINED TWO MAJOR PROPOSITIONS
  • 00:00:31.080 --> 00:00:34.280
  • THAT CLARIFY GOD'S POSITION ON THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:00:34.290 --> 00:00:38.040
  • PROPOSITION NUMBER ONE, EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:00:38.050 --> 00:00:43.020
  • AND NUMBER TWO, NO ONE IS SAVED
  • 00:00:43.030 --> 00:00:45.200
  • APART FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:00:45.210 --> 00:00:48.140
  • TODAY, WE'LL IDENTIFY TWO MORE TRUTHS.
  • 00:00:48.150 --> 00:00:51.120
  • WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
  • 00:00:51.130 --> 00:00:53.050
  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS,
  • 00:00:53.060 --> 00:00:56.180
  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:00:56.190 --> 00:01:00.230
  • MUSIC
  • 00:01:00.240 --> 00:01:07.200
  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE
  • 00:01:07.210 --> 00:01:09.230
  • THAT MUSLIMS AND BUDDHISTS AND CHRISTIANS
  • 00:01:09.240 --> 00:01:11.190
  • ALL WORSHIP THE SAME GOD BUT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE,
  • 00:01:11.200 --> 00:01:14.170
  • THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
  • 00:01:14.180 --> 00:01:16.080
  • EQUIP YOURSELF TO DEFEND THE TRUTH WITH THE HELPFUL RESOURCE
  • 00:01:16.090 --> 00:01:19.100
  • CALLED CHRISTIANITY CULTS AND RELIGIONS.
  • 00:01:19.110 --> 00:01:22.020
  • THIS SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS THE KEY BELIEFS
  • 00:01:22.030 --> 00:01:25.010
  • OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY AND EXPOSES FALSE RELIGIONS
  • 00:01:25.020 --> 00:01:28.100
  • LIKE ISLAM, BUDDHISM AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESS.
  • 00:01:28.110 --> 00:01:31.150
  • THE BROCHURE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:01:31.160 --> 00:01:33.030
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:01:33.040 --> 00:01:39.020
  • MUSIC
  • 00:01:39.030 --> 00:01:45.260
  • IF FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY
  • 00:01:45.270 --> 00:01:49.200
  • A PERSON CAN BE SAVED, WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE
  • 00:01:49.210 --> 00:01:53.020
  • WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:01:53.030 --> 00:01:54.240
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM?
  • 00:01:54.250 --> 00:01:57.110
  • IS GOD GOING TO SEND PEOPLE TO HELL
  • 00:01:57.120 --> 00:02:01.100
  • FOR REJECTING A GOSPEL THEY'VE NEVER HEARD?
  • 00:02:01.110 --> 00:02:05.260
  • IF SO, ISN'T THAT PATENTLY UNFAIR?
  • 00:02:05.270 --> 00:02:10.080
  • AND THAT'S THE QUESTION MOST PEOPLE RAISE
  • 00:02:10.090 --> 00:02:12.150
  • WHENEVER WE TALK ABOUT THIS ISSUE
  • 00:02:12.160 --> 00:02:14.180
  • OF THE EXCLUSIVITY OF CHRIST FOR SALVATION.
  • 00:02:14.190 --> 00:02:18.270
  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE, THE MILLIONS,
  • 00:02:18.280 --> 00:02:21.100
  • THE BILLIONS IN THE WORLD WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD
  • 00:02:21.110 --> 00:02:24.220
  • ABOUT JESUS CHRIST?
  • 00:02:24.230 --> 00:02:25.290
  • I BET YOU'VE BEEN ASKED THAT QUESTION BEFORE
  • 00:02:26.000 --> 00:02:28.020
  • SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:02:28.030 --> 00:02:29.220
  • HOW ARE WE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION?
  • 00:02:29.230 --> 00:02:31.290
  • THE STARTING PLACE FOR UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:02:32.000 --> 00:02:33.230
  • THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION OR THE COMPLEX ISSUE
  • 00:02:33.240 --> 00:02:36.220
  • OF PREDESTINATION AND HUMAN CHOICE,
  • 00:02:36.230 --> 00:02:39.210
  • THE STARTING POINT IS TO REALIZE
  • 00:02:39.220 --> 00:02:41.290
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:02:42.000 --> 00:02:45.110
  • AND THAT LEADS TO A SECOND TRUTH.
  • 00:02:45.120 --> 00:02:47.060
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:02:47.070 --> 00:02:51.100
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:02:51.110 --> 00:02:53.240
  • SINCE THE TIME OF CHRIST, THERE IS NOT ONE EXAMPLE
  • 00:02:53.250 --> 00:02:57.050
  • IN THE BIBLE OF ANYBODY WHO WAS SAVED
  • 00:02:57.060 --> 00:03:00.130
  • WITHOUT PERSONALLY EXERCISING FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:03:00.140 --> 00:03:06.260
  • ACTS 4:12 SAYS, "THERE'S NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN
  • 00:03:06.270 --> 00:03:08.110
  • BY WHICH WE CAN BE SAVED EXCEPT THE NAME OF JESUS."
  • 00:03:08.120 --> 00:03:12.160
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE THIRD BIBLICAL PROPOSITION.
  • 00:03:12.170 --> 00:03:15.160
  • AND THAT IS EVERYONE HAS RECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:03:15.170 --> 00:03:21.210
  • WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO YOU, WELL, WHAT ABOUT THOSE
  • 00:03:21.220 --> 00:03:23.070
  • WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS, YOU CAN ASSURE THEM
  • 00:03:23.080 --> 00:03:25.060
  • THAT EVERYBODY WHO HAS EVER LIVED
  • 00:03:25.070 --> 00:03:28.040
  • HAS RECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:03:28.050 --> 00:03:32.250
  • THERE IS INFORMATION ABOUT GOD THAT EVERYBODY CAN HAVE
  • 00:03:32.260 --> 00:03:36.060
  • REGARDLESS IF THEY EVER READ A BIBLE
  • 00:03:36.070 --> 00:03:38.140
  • OR EVER HEAR A SERMON.
  • 00:03:38.150 --> 00:03:40.110
  • AND WE CALL THAT INFORMATION THAT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
  • 00:03:40.120 --> 00:03:43.170
  • ABOUT GOD, WE CALL IT NATURAL REVELATION.
  • 00:03:43.180 --> 00:03:47.150
  • IT'S FROM NATURE, IT'S REVELATION,
  • 00:03:47.160 --> 00:03:50.240
  • INFORMATION ABOUT GOD THAT EVERYONE CAN HAVE.
  • 00:03:50.250 --> 00:03:54.010
  • LISTEN TO ROMANS 1:20, "FOR SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:03:54.020 --> 00:03:58.060
  • GOD'S INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES, THAT IS HIS ETERNAL POWER
  • 00:03:58.070 --> 00:04:02.160
  • AND DIVINE NATURE, HAVE BEEN CLEARLY SEEN,
  • 00:04:02.170 --> 00:04:05.060
  • BEEN UNDERSTOOD THROUGH WHAT HAS BEEN MADE
  • 00:04:05.070 --> 00:04:09.030
  • SO THAT THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE."
  • 00:04:09.040 --> 00:04:13.290
  • OR WHAT CAN THE GENTILE OR THE PAGAN
  • 00:04:14.000 --> 00:04:17.030
  • WHO LIVES HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD IN A JUNGLE
  • 00:04:17.040 --> 00:04:19.200
  • OR THE UNBELIEVER WHO LIVES DOWN THE STREET FROM YOU
  • 00:04:19.210 --> 00:04:22.140
  • WHO'S NEVER READ A BIBLE, WHO'S NEVER HEARD A MESSAGE,
  • 00:04:22.150 --> 00:04:25.070
  • WHAT CAN HE KNOW ABOUT GOD
  • 00:04:25.080 --> 00:04:26.270
  • FROM JUST SIMPLY LOOKING AT CREATION?
  • 00:04:26.280 --> 00:04:28.230
  • WELL, PAUL SAYS ARE TWO THINGS YOU CAN LEARN
  • 00:04:28.240 --> 00:04:30.130
  • ABOUT GOD FROM CREATION.
  • 00:04:30.140 --> 00:04:31.260
  • FIRST OF ALL, ABOUT GOD'S ETERNAL POWER.
  • 00:04:31.270 --> 00:04:34.270
  • LOOK AT VERSE 20, "HIS ETERNAL POWER."
  • 00:04:34.280 --> 00:04:38.100
  • NOW, I COULD SPEND THE REST OF THE MESSAGE
  • 00:04:38.110 --> 00:04:40.090
  • GIVING YOU EXAMPLE AFTER EXAMPLE ABOUT HOW CREATION
  • 00:04:40.100 --> 00:04:44.130
  • IS A TESTIMONY TO THE POWER OF GOD.
  • 00:04:44.140 --> 00:04:47.020
  • BUT HERE'S JUST ONE. WELL THE SECULARIST SAYS:
  • 00:04:47.030 --> 00:04:50.180
  • I'LL TELL YOU HOW IT HAPPENED. IT ALL HAPPENED BY CHANCE.
  • 00:04:50.190 --> 00:04:53.280
  • LET ME REMIND YOU OF SOMETHING, CHANCE IS NOT A POWER,
  • 00:04:53.290 --> 00:04:58.030
  • IT'S A MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITY.
  • 00:04:58.040 --> 00:05:00.190
  • FOR EXAMPLE, IF I TAKE A PENNY AND I FLIP IT IN THE AIR,
  • 00:05:00.200 --> 00:05:04.010
  • WHAT ARE THE ODDS THAT IT WILL LAND HEADS UP?
  • 00:05:04.020 --> 00:05:07.040
  • WELL, THE MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITY,
  • 00:05:07.050 --> 00:05:10.020
  • THE CHANCE IS 50-50, RIGHT?
  • 00:05:10.030 --> 00:05:14.070
  • BUT IF IT DOES LAND HEADS UP,
  • 00:05:14.080 --> 00:05:16.020
  • WHAT MADE IT LAND HEADS UP?
  • 00:05:16.030 --> 00:05:18.140
  • IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE FORCE OF MY THUMB
  • 00:05:18.150 --> 00:05:19.290
  • IN FLIPPING THE COIN,
  • 00:05:20.000 --> 00:05:21.060
  • IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE DISTANCE OF TRAVEL,
  • 00:05:21.070 --> 00:05:22.140
  • IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE AIR PRESSURE,
  • 00:05:22.150 --> 00:05:23.230
  • IT COULD HAVE BEEN A BUNCH OF THINGS
  • 00:05:23.240 --> 00:05:25.000
  • THAT DETERMINE WHICH SIDE THAT COIN LANDED ON
  • 00:05:25.010 --> 00:05:27.270
  • BUT CHANCE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
  • 00:05:27.280 --> 00:05:30.090
  • BECAUSE CHANCE IS NOT A POWER,
  • 00:05:30.100 --> 00:05:32.260
  • IT'S SIMPLY A MATHEMATICAL CALCULATION OF PROBABILITY.
  • 00:05:32.270 --> 00:05:36.070
  • IT'S THE SAME THING WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS UNIVERSE.
  • 00:05:36.080 --> 00:05:38.280
  • THIS UNIVERSE WASN'T CREATED BY CHANCE,
  • 00:05:38.290 --> 00:05:41.200
  • THERE HAD TO BE A FORCE THAT CREATED IT.
  • 00:05:41.210 --> 00:05:44.070
  • PSALM 19:1 SAYS, "FOR THE HEAVENS ARE TELLING
  • 00:05:44.080 --> 00:05:47.150
  • OF THE GLORY OF GOD AND THEIR EXPANSE
  • 00:05:47.160 --> 00:05:50.250
  • IS DECLARING THE WORK OF HIS HANDS."
  • 00:05:50.260 --> 00:05:53.200
  • ANYBODY CAN KNOW JUST BY LOOKING AT THE CREATION
  • 00:05:53.210 --> 00:05:57.120
  • THAT HE DIDN'T CREATE THIS WORLD,
  • 00:05:57.130 --> 00:05:59.050
  • THAT THERE IS A POWERFUL GOD AT WORK.
  • 00:05:59.060 --> 00:06:01.160
  • BUT PAUL MENTIONED SOMETHING ELSE,
  • 00:06:01.170 --> 00:06:03.030
  • NATURAL REVELATION TELLS US ABOUT GOD
  • 00:06:03.040 --> 00:06:05.210
  • AND THAT IS HIS DIVINE NATURE. AGAIN, ROMANS 1:20,
  • 00:06:05.220 --> 00:06:10.000
  • "HIS ETERNAL POWER AND HIS DIVINE NATURE."
  • 00:06:10.010 --> 00:06:14.170
  • NOW, THERE SOME TRUTHS ABOUT GOD
  • 00:06:14.180 --> 00:06:17.220
  • THAT WE CAN ONLY KNOW THROUGH THE BIBLE
  • 00:06:17.230 --> 00:06:20.290
  • OR THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:06:21.000 --> 00:06:23.000
  • YOU KNOW SO OFTEN, WE ASK THE QUESTION,
  • 00:06:23.010 --> 00:06:26.010
  • IF GOD IS GOOD AND LOVING,
  • 00:06:26.020 --> 00:06:27.260
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW THINGS TO HAPPEN, BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN?
  • 00:06:27.270 --> 00:06:32.100
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW FAMINES AROUND THE WORLD?
  • 00:06:32.110 --> 00:06:34.270
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW FLOODS, RIVERS OVERFLOWING THEIR BANKS?
  • 00:06:34.280 --> 00:06:38.110
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW EARTHQUAKES?
  • 00:06:38.120 --> 00:06:40.170
  • WHY DOES HE ALLOW TERRORIST ATTACKS?
  • 00:06:40.180 --> 00:06:42.150
  • IF GOD IS GOOD, WHY DOES HE ALLOW BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN?
  • 00:06:42.160 --> 00:06:46.240
  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT QUESTION BEFORE?
  • 00:06:46.250 --> 00:06:49.230
  • YOU SEE THE FOCUS IS ALL WRONG.
  • 00:06:49.240 --> 00:06:52.080
  • THE REASON WE NEED TO SWITCH OUR PERSPECTIVE IS
  • 00:06:52.090 --> 00:06:56.090
  • THOSE BAD THINGS ARE USUALLY THE EXCEPTION
  • 00:06:56.100 --> 00:07:00.080
  • RATHER THAN THE RULE.
  • 00:07:00.090 --> 00:07:01.140
  • HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT THAT WAY?
  • 00:07:01.150 --> 00:07:03.080
  • YEAH, THOSE THINGS HAPPEN OCCASIONALLY
  • 00:07:03.090 --> 00:07:04.250
  • BUT MOST OF THE TIME THE RAINS DO COME ON SCHEDULE,
  • 00:07:04.260 --> 00:07:09.030
  • MOST OF THE TIME THE RIVERS STAY
  • 00:07:09.040 --> 00:07:11.120
  • WITHIN THEIR BOUNDARIES AND THEIR BANKS.
  • 00:07:11.130 --> 00:07:13.230
  • MOST OF THE TIME THE TECTONIC PLATES DON'T SHIFT
  • 00:07:13.240 --> 00:07:16.230
  • CAUSING AN EARTHQUAKE, MOST OF THE TIME TERRORIST ATTACKS
  • 00:07:16.240 --> 00:07:20.100
  • ARE THWARTED RATHER THAN EXECUTED.
  • 00:07:20.110 --> 00:07:24.050
  • YOU KNOW THE REAL QUESTION IS NOT,
  • 00:07:24.060 --> 00:07:25.280
  • WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE,
  • 00:07:25.290 --> 00:07:29.140
  • THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY DO GOOD THINGS
  • 00:07:29.150 --> 00:07:31.040
  • HAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE?
  • 00:07:31.050 --> 00:07:32.270
  • AND PAUL IS SAYING, LOOK AT IT, GOOD THINGS
  • 00:07:32.280 --> 00:07:35.170
  • GOD IS SENDING TO BAD PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME.
  • 00:07:35.180 --> 00:07:38.290
  • HE'S SHOWING KINDNESS TO THEM
  • 00:07:39.000 --> 00:07:40.240
  • IN SPITE OF THEIR DISREGARD FOR HIM.
  • 00:07:40.250 --> 00:07:44.030
  • AND WHY DOES HE DO IT?
  • 00:07:44.040 --> 00:07:45.200
  • ROMANS 2:4 SAYS, "OR DO YOU THINK LIGHTLY
  • 00:07:45.210 --> 00:07:48.230
  • OF THE RICHES OF HIS KINDNESS AND FORBEARANCE AND PATIENCE
  • 00:07:48.240 --> 00:07:52.030
  • NOT KNOWING THAT THE KINDNESS OF GOD
  • 00:07:52.040 --> 00:07:55.150
  • LEADS YOU TO REPENTANCE."
  • 00:07:55.160 --> 00:07:58.190
  • GOD SENDS GOOD THINGS INTO THE LIFE OF UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:07:58.200 --> 00:08:01.290
  • TO TRY TO MOVE THEM TO CAUSE THEM
  • 00:08:02.000 --> 00:08:04.240
  • TO TURN THEIR HEART TOWARD HIM.
  • 00:08:04.250 --> 00:08:06.270
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING HERE, EVERYBODY OUGHT TO BE ABLE
  • 00:08:06.280 --> 00:08:09.100
  • TO LOOK AT CREATION AND KNOW THAT WE SERVE A KIND GOD.
  • 00:08:09.110 --> 00:08:15.230
  • NOW, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:08:15.240 --> 00:08:17.110
  • THEY'VE ALL BEEN THE RECIPIENTS OF NATURAL REVELATION
  • 00:08:17.120 --> 00:08:20.270
  • ABOUT GOD THAT IS AVAILABLE THROUGH NATURE.
  • 00:08:20.280 --> 00:08:23.060
  • BUT WHAT HAVE MOST PEOPLE DONE
  • 00:08:23.070 --> 00:08:24.210
  • WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD?
  • 00:08:24.220 --> 00:08:26.130
  • THEY'VE ENGAGED IN THE REJECTION OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:08:26.140 --> 00:08:30.150
  • LOOK AT VERSE 21 OF ROMANS 1,
  • 00:08:30.160 --> 00:08:32.190
  • "FOR EVEN THOUGH THEY KNEW GOD,
  • 00:08:32.200 --> 00:08:35.030
  • THEY DID NOT HONOR HIM AS GOD OR GIVE THANKS
  • 00:08:35.040 --> 00:08:39.020
  • BUT THEY BECAME FUTILE IN THEIR SPECULATIONS
  • 00:08:39.030 --> 00:08:41.280
  • AND THEIR FOOLISH HEART WAS DARKENED."
  • 00:08:41.290 --> 00:08:46.160
  • YOU KNOW SECULARISTS WILL ARGUE
  • 00:08:46.170 --> 00:08:50.060
  • THAT THEIR WHOLE IDEA OF GOD IS TAINTED
  • 00:08:50.070 --> 00:08:56.070
  • BY THEIR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION.
  • 00:08:56.080 --> 00:08:59.270
  • THEY SAY IN OTHER WORDS, WE'VE REALLY OBJECTIVELY
  • 00:08:59.280 --> 00:09:02.240
  • LOOKED AT THE EVIDENCE AND WE JUST CAN'T FIND
  • 00:09:02.250 --> 00:09:05.090
  • ANY EVIDENCE OF GOD AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE REJECTED
  • 00:09:05.100 --> 00:09:07.150
  • THE IDEA OF GOD, THERE'S JUST NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
  • 00:09:07.160 --> 00:09:11.130
  • BUT THE FACT IS THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.
  • 00:09:11.140 --> 00:09:13.280
  • THE PERSON WHO REJECTS GOD HAS NOT EXAMINED THE EVIDENCE,
  • 00:09:13.290 --> 00:09:17.190
  • HE HAS STARTED WITH THE PRESUPPOSITION
  • 00:09:17.200 --> 00:09:19.170
  • THERE IS NO GOD AND HE'S FOUND EVIDENCE
  • 00:09:19.180 --> 00:09:22.090
  • TO TRY TO CONFIRM HIS PRESUPPOSITION.
  • 00:09:22.100 --> 00:09:25.090
  • NOW RICHARD LEWONTIN IS A HARVARD BIOLOGIST
  • 00:09:25.100 --> 00:09:28.080
  • AND HE ACTUALLY CONCEDED THAT POINT IN AN ARTICLE
  • 00:09:28.090 --> 00:09:31.030
  • FOR THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS.
  • 00:09:31.040 --> 00:09:33.150
  • HE SAID, "IT IS NOT THAT THE METHODS
  • 00:09:33.160 --> 00:09:35.220
  • AND INSTITUTIONS OF SCIENCE SOMEHOW COMPEL US
  • 00:09:35.230 --> 00:09:39.140
  • TO ACCEPT A MATERIAL EXPLANATION OF THE PHENOMENAL WORLD
  • 00:09:39.150 --> 00:09:43.230
  • BUT ON THE CONTRARY THAT WE ARE FORCED
  • 00:09:43.240 --> 00:09:46.230
  • BY OUR APRIORI ADHERENCE TO MATERIAL CAUSES
  • 00:09:46.240 --> 00:09:52.270
  • TO CREATE AN APPARATUS OF INVESTIGATION
  • 00:09:52.280 --> 00:09:54.240
  • AND A SET OF CONCEPTS THAT PRODUCE MATERIAL EXPLANATIONS
  • 00:09:54.250 --> 00:10:00.200
  • NO MATTER HOW COUNTERINTUITIVE,
  • 00:10:00.210 --> 00:10:02.070
  • NO MATTER HOW MYSTIFYING TO THE UNINITIATED.
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:04.280
  • MOREOVER, THAT MATERIALISM IS ABSOLUTE
  • 00:10:04.290 --> 00:10:09.030
  • FOR WE CANNOT ALLOW A DIVINE FOOT IN THE DOOR.
  • 00:10:09.040 --> 00:10:14.150
  • IN OTHER WORDS, WE'RE STARTING WITH THE IDEA
  • 00:10:14.160 --> 00:10:17.110
  • THAT ALL THAT IS REAL IS WHAT WE CAN SEE.
  • 00:10:17.120 --> 00:10:20.270
  • AND SO WE ARE GOING TO RIG OUR SO-CALLED
  • 00:10:20.280 --> 00:10:23.190
  • INVESTIGATION OF SCIENCE TO A CONCLUSION THAT SAYS,
  • 00:10:23.200 --> 00:10:27.130
  • THERE IS NO GOD.
  • 00:10:27.140 --> 00:10:29.060
  • AND WE'LL ENGAGE IN THAT RIGGED INVESTIGATION
  • 00:10:29.070 --> 00:10:32.180
  • BECAUSE WE CANNOT ACCEPT A BELIEF THAT THERE IS A GOD.
  • 00:10:32.190 --> 00:10:36.220
  • THAT'S NOT AN HONEST EVALUATION. THEY START
  • 00:10:36.230 --> 00:10:39.190
  • WITH A PRESUPPOSITION: THERE IS NO GOD.
  • 00:10:39.200 --> 00:10:43.140
  • YOU KNOW WE HAVE THIS IDEA THAT ATHEISTS
  • 00:10:43.150 --> 00:10:45.090
  • ARE THESE HONEST SEARCHERS FOR TRUTH.
  • 00:10:45.100 --> 00:10:47.040
  • THEY'RE REALLY HONESTLY SEARCHING FOR GOD
  • 00:10:47.050 --> 00:10:49.060
  • AND THEY JUST CAN'T FIND HIM.
  • 00:10:49.070 --> 00:10:51.250
  • YOU KNOW WHY AN ATHEIST CAN'T FIND GOD,
  • 00:10:51.260 --> 00:10:53.220
  • IT'S THE SAME REASON A THIEF CAN NEVER FIND A POLICEMAN.
  • 00:10:53.230 --> 00:10:58.060
  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
  • 00:10:58.070 --> 00:11:00.030
  • YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT LOOKING THAT HARD.
  • 00:11:00.040 --> 00:11:03.000
  • THEY DON'T WANNA FIND A GOD
  • 00:11:03.010 --> 00:11:04.120
  • THAT THEY HAVE TO SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO,
  • 00:11:04.130 --> 00:11:06.130
  • AND THAT'S WHAT PAUL IS SAYING HERE.
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:08.220
  • "THE UNBELIEVER IS ONE WHO HAS RECEIVED A REVELATION
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:12.090
  • ABOUT THE TRUE GOD AND HE'S REJECTED
  • 00:11:12.100 --> 00:11:14.210
  • THAT REVELATION OF THE TRUE GOD."
  • 00:11:14.220 --> 00:11:16.160
  • WHAT HAS HE DONE INSTEAD?
  • 00:11:16.170 --> 00:11:18.000
  • SECONDLY, "HE HAS REPLACED THE REVELATION OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:11:18.010 --> 00:11:20.260
  • WITH THE CREATION OF A FALSE GOD."
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:23.220
  • LOOK AT VERSES 22 AND 23 OF ROMANS 1,
  • 00:11:23.230 --> 00:11:26.000
  • "PROFESSING TO BE WISE, THEY BECAME FOOLS
  • 00:11:26.010 --> 00:11:29.270
  • AND THEY EXCHANGED THE GLORY OF THE INCORRUPTIBLE GOD
  • 00:11:29.280 --> 00:11:34.110
  • FOR AN IMAGE IN THE FORM OF A CORRUPTIBLE MAN
  • 00:11:34.120 --> 00:11:37.210
  • AND OF BIRDS AND FOUR-FOOTED ANIMALS
  • 00:11:37.220 --> 00:11:39.290
  • AND CRAWLING CREATURES."
  • 00:11:40.000 --> 00:11:42.050
  • IF YOU EVER TAKE A COURSE IN COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS,
  • 00:11:42.060 --> 00:11:44.170
  • HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL HEAR.
  • 00:11:44.180 --> 00:11:45.290
  • YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF RELIGION.
  • 00:11:46.000 --> 00:11:49.170
  • THE IDEA IS JUST AS MAN HAS EVOLVED
  • 00:11:49.180 --> 00:11:52.140
  • FROM AMOEBA TO A TADPOLE TO A FISH TO A MAN
  • 00:11:52.150 --> 00:11:56.220
  • AND MAN IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER AND MORE COMPLEX,
  • 00:11:56.230 --> 00:11:59.250
  • SO IS HE IN HIS RELIGIOUS THOUGHT.
  • 00:11:59.260 --> 00:12:02.090
  • THAT IS MAN STARTED OUT, YOU KNOW, AS A PRIMATE
  • 00:12:02.100 --> 00:12:05.160
  • AND ALL HE COULD WORSHIP WERE THINGS AND OTHER ANIMALS.
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:09.030
  • THAT'S ANIMISM, THE IDEA THAT WE'RE GONNA WORSHIP THINGS
  • 00:12:09.040 --> 00:12:12.230
  • OR OTHER OBJECTS.
  • 00:12:12.240 --> 00:12:14.120
  • BUT AS MAN HAS EVOLVED, HE WENT FROM ANIMISM TO POLYTHEISM,
  • 00:12:14.130 --> 00:12:18.230
  • THE WORSHIP OF MANY GODS.
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:20.090
  • AND THEN HE EVOLVED AND HE STARTED INTO MONOTHEISM,
  • 00:12:20.100 --> 00:12:23.230
  • THE WORSHIP OF ONE GOD, HE EVOLVED IN HIS RELIGIOUS
  • 00:12:23.240 --> 00:12:27.140
  • THOUGHT. NOW THAT'S A GREAT IDEA EXCEPT IT CONTRADICTS HISTORY.
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:32.090
  • THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.
  • 00:12:32.100 --> 00:12:34.040
  • PAUL TALKS ABOUT NOT THE EVOLUTION OF RELIGION
  • 00:12:34.050 --> 00:12:36.240
  • BUT THE DEVOLUTION OF RELIGION.
  • 00:12:36.250 --> 00:12:40.060
  • IN OTHER WORDS, AT THE BEGINNING MAN HAD KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:12:40.070 --> 00:12:43.280
  • OF THE ONE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:12:43.290 --> 00:12:45.130
  • ADAM AND EVE WORSHIPED THE ONE TRUE GOD IN THE GARDEN.
  • 00:12:45.140 --> 00:12:49.000
  • THEY WERE PERFECT AND THEY BELIEVED IN THE ONE PERFECT GOD.
  • 00:12:49.010 --> 00:12:52.110
  • BUT BECAUSE OF SIN MAN BEGAN TO DEVOLVE
  • 00:12:52.120 --> 00:12:56.040
  • AND HE EXCHANGED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ONE TRUE GOD
  • 00:12:56.050 --> 00:12:59.000
  • AND HE BEGAN WORSHIPING OBJECTS AND ANIMALS AND IDOLS.
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:03.260
  • HE BEGAN CREATING FALSE RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS,
  • 00:13:03.270 --> 00:13:06.220
  • HE REPLACED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:13:06.230 --> 00:13:09.070
  • WITH A GOD OF HIS OWN MAKING.
  • 00:13:09.080 --> 00:13:12.020
  • THAT'S THE BASIS OF ALL FALSE RELIGIONS.
  • 00:13:12.030 --> 00:13:15.160
  • REJECTING THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:13:15.170 --> 00:13:17.180
  • THAT EVERYBODY HAS AND CREATING A GOD THEY WANT TO WORSHIP,
  • 00:13:17.190 --> 00:13:22.130
  • MAKING GOD IN THEIR OWN IMAGE.
  • 00:13:22.140 --> 00:13:25.130
  • AND BY THE WAY, IT'S NOT JUST CULT FOLLOWERS
  • 00:13:25.140 --> 00:13:31.030
  • AND FALSE RELIGIOUS FOLLOWERS WHO DO THAT,
  • 00:13:31.040 --> 00:13:33.110
  • SOME PROFESSING CHRISTIANS DO THE VERY SAME THING.
  • 00:13:33.120 --> 00:13:36.280
  • THEY CREATE GOD IN THEIR OWN IMAGE.
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:39.280
  • A.W. TOZER ONCE SAID, "WRONG IDEAS ABOUT GOD
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:43.100
  • OR NOT THE FOUNTAIN FROM WHICH THE POLLUTED WATERS
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:46.250
  • OF IDOLATRY FLOW, THEY ARE THEMSELVES IDOLATROUS.
  • 00:13:46.260 --> 00:13:51.180
  • THE IDOLATERS SIMPLY IMAGINES THINGS ABOUT GOD
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:57.140
  • AND ACTS AS IF THEY WERE TRUE."
  • 00:13:57.150 --> 00:14:01.160
  • THAT'S WHAT THE FATHER OF FALSE RELIGIONS DO.
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:03.120
  • THEY IMAGINE A GOD, THEY IMAGINE GOD TO BE A CERTAIN WAY
  • 00:14:03.130 --> 00:14:06.140
  • AND THEY CREATE A GOD AND FOLLOW HIM AS IF THAT WAS TRUE,
  • 00:14:06.150 --> 00:14:09.120
  • BUT SO DO MANY CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:14:09.130 --> 00:14:10.210
  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD CHRISTIANS SAY,
  • 00:14:10.220 --> 00:14:12.040
  • "I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE A GOD WHO WOULD SEND PEOPLE TO HELL
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:18.090
  • SIMPLY FOR NOT BELIEVING THE RIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:14:18.100 --> 00:14:21.110
  • I CANNOT IMAGINE A GOD WHO WOULD CONDEMN A HOLY PURE LOVE
  • 00:14:21.120 --> 00:14:27.160
  • EVEN IF IT WAS A SAME-SEX ATTRACTION,
  • 00:14:27.170 --> 00:14:29.240
  • I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE THAT.
  • 00:14:29.250 --> 00:14:31.150
  • OR I CAN'T IMAGINE A GOD WHO WOULD TELL CHRISTIANS
  • 00:14:31.160 --> 00:14:34.250
  • THEY NEED TO STAY IN A NON-FULFILLING MARRIAGE
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:37.190
  • IF THEY'RE NOT HAPPY.
  • 00:14:37.200 --> 00:14:38.250
  • I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE A GOD LIKE THAT.
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:40.290
  • AND I CAN'T IMAGINE A GOD WHO WOULD ALLOW
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:43.100
  • BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN IN THE WORLD
  • 00:14:43.110 --> 00:14:45.000
  • IF HE HAD THE POWER TO STOP THEM.
  • 00:14:45.010 --> 00:14:46.110
  • I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE A GOD LIKE THAT."
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:48.240
  • THE OPERATIVE WORD THERE IS IMAGINE.
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:52.150
  • PEOPLE ASSUME THAT GOD IS THE SUM OF PEOPLE'S IMAGINATIONS
  • 00:14:52.160 --> 00:14:58.280
  • ABOUT HIM AND THAT IS THE BASIS FOR ALL IDOLATRY.
  • 00:14:58.290 --> 00:15:01.260
  • THAT'S WHAT THE UNBELIEVER HAS DONE.
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:03.160
  • HE HAS RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD,
  • 00:15:03.170 --> 00:15:06.100
  • HE HAS REJECTED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:15:06.110 --> 00:15:08.280
  • AND HE HAS REPLACED THE REVELATION OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:15:08.290 --> 00:15:12.050
  • WITH THE CREATION OF HIS OWN GOD.
  • 00:15:12.060 --> 00:15:15.100
  • AND THEREFORE PAUL SAYS, "HE IS WITHOUT EXCUSE,
  • 00:15:15.110 --> 00:15:19.180
  • HE'S WITHOUT EXCUSE."
  • 00:15:19.190 --> 00:15:21.250
  • NOW I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING,
  • 00:15:21.260 --> 00:15:23.040
  • HEY, WAIT, JUST A MINUTE PASTOR,
  • 00:15:23.050 --> 00:15:25.070
  • BUT YOU SAID IT'S ONLY THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST
  • 00:15:25.080 --> 00:15:28.220
  • THAT A PERSON CAN BE SAVED.
  • 00:15:28.230 --> 00:15:31.290
  • I MEAN WHAT GOOD IS NATURAL REVELATION
  • 00:15:32.000 --> 00:15:34.260
  • IF A PERSON CAN'T BE SAVED?
  • 00:15:34.270 --> 00:15:37.290
  • ARE YOU SAYING A PERSON CAN'T BE SAVED
  • 00:15:38.000 --> 00:15:39.290
  • JUST BY BELIEVING THAT THERE'S A GOD AND THAT HE'S KIND?
  • 00:15:40.000 --> 00:15:42.180
  • THAT'S RIGHT, THE BIBLE SAYS THE PERSON
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:44.200
  • WHO ACCEPTS THAT REVELATION ABOUT GOD
  • 00:15:44.210 --> 00:15:46.210
  • IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY SAVED,
  • 00:15:46.220 --> 00:15:48.130
  • IT'S ONLY THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS.
  • 00:15:48.140 --> 00:15:50.010
  • WELL THEN, WHAT GOOD IS NATURAL REVELATION?
  • 00:15:50.020 --> 00:15:52.230
  • IF SOMEBODY RECEIVES THIS REVELATION BY GOD,
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:56.280
  • HE'S NOT AUTOMATICALLY SAVED,
  • 00:15:56.290 --> 00:15:58.290
  • BUT IF HE REJECTS THAT REVELATION OF GOD,
  • 00:15:59.000 --> 00:16:02.070
  • HE IS CONDEMNED, HE IS WITHOUT EXCUSE.
  • 00:16:02.080 --> 00:16:07.050
  • YOU SEE NATURAL REVELATION IS A TEST
  • 00:16:07.060 --> 00:16:09.200
  • TO SEE IF SOMEBODY REALLY WANTS TO KNOW GOD OR NOT.
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:14.040
  • IF THEY REJECT THAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:16.190
  • AND CREATE THEIR OWN GOD,
  • 00:16:16.200 --> 00:16:18.160
  • THEN THEY'RE NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN KNOWING GOD
  • 00:16:18.170 --> 00:16:20.160
  • BUT IF THEY ARE RECEPTIVE TO THAT NATURAL REVELATION
  • 00:16:20.170 --> 00:16:25.060
  • THEN THAT LEADS TO THE FOURTH TRUTH
  • 00:16:25.070 --> 00:16:27.120
  • THAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS COMPLEX ISSUE.
  • 00:16:27.130 --> 00:16:29.250
  • AND THAT IS, ANYONE WHO WANTS FURTHER KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
  • 00:16:29.260 --> 00:16:34.050
  • WILL RECEIVE IT. ANYONE WHO WANTS
  • 00:16:34.060 --> 00:16:37.100
  • FURTHER KNOWLEDGE OF GOD WILL RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:16:37.110 --> 00:16:38.280
  • REMEMBER, GOD'S DESIRE IS TO SAVE AS MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:42.150
  • AS POSSIBLE NOT AS FEW PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:45.120
  • YES, GOD WOULD BE JUST IN SENDING EVERYBODY TO HELL
  • 00:16:45.130 --> 00:16:48.140
  • BUT THAT IS NOT HIS DESIRE, HE WANTS EVERYONE
  • 00:16:48.150 --> 00:16:51.120
  • TO COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:52.270
  • FOR EXAMPLE, JOT DOWN EZEKIEL 33:11,
  • 00:16:52.280 --> 00:16:56.060
  • "AS I LIVE, DECLARES THE LORD GOD,
  • 00:16:56.070 --> 00:16:59.030
  • I TAKE NO PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF THE WICKED
  • 00:16:59.040 --> 00:17:02.030
  • BUT RATHER THAT THE WICKED TURN FROM HIS WAY AND LIVE.
  • 00:17:02.040 --> 00:17:05.260
  • TURN BACK, TURN BACK FROM YOUR EVIL WAYS
  • 00:17:05.270 --> 00:17:08.270
  • FOR WHY THEN WILL YOU DIE, FOR O HOUSE OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:17:08.280 --> 00:17:13.260
  • WHY THEN WILL YOU DIE?
  • 00:17:13.270 --> 00:17:16.040
  • OR LUKE 19:10, JESUS SAID ABOUT HIMSELF,
  • 00:17:16.050 --> 00:17:18.190
  • "FOR THE SON OF MAN HAS COME TO SEEK AND TO SAVE
  • 00:17:18.200 --> 00:17:22.120
  • THAT WHICH WAS LOST."
  • 00:17:22.130 --> 00:17:23.170
  • JESUS' WHOLE REASON FOR COMING WAS NOT TO CONDEMN
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:26.100
  • PEOPLE BUT TO SEEK THEM OUT AND SAVE THEM.
  • 00:17:26.110 --> 00:17:29.070
  • OR 1 TIMOTHY 2:3-4, WE READ JUST A MOMENT AGO,
  • 00:17:29.080 --> 00:17:33.020
  • "THIS IS GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE IN THE SIGHT OF
  • 00:17:33.030 --> 00:17:35.110
  • GOD OUR SAVIOR WHO DESIRES ALL MEN TO BE SAVED
  • 00:17:35.120 --> 00:17:39.230
  • AND TO COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH."
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:42.260
  • DO YOU SEE THAT?
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:44.020
  • GOD DESIRES THAT ALL PEOPLE BE SAVED.
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:47.210
  • HE'S NOT SAYING ALL PEOPLE WILL BE SAVED
  • 00:17:47.220 --> 00:17:49.280
  • BUT HIS DESIRE IS THAT ALL PEOPLE BE SAVED
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:53.030
  • BUT THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN BE SAVED
  • 00:17:53.040 --> 00:17:55.060
  • IS BY COMING TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:17:55.070 --> 00:18:01.260
  • SO THEN PASTOR, ANSWER YOUR OWN QUESTION,
  • 00:18:01.270 --> 00:18:04.150
  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:18:04.160 --> 00:18:06.190
  • LET'S GO BACK TO THAT YOUNG SYRIAN WOMAN
  • 00:18:06.200 --> 00:18:08.270
  • WE TALKED ABOUT LAST TIME.
  • 00:18:08.280 --> 00:18:11.100
  • THE WOMAN WHO HAS NEVER READ A BIBLE,
  • 00:18:11.110 --> 00:18:14.050
  • HAS NEVER HEARD THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:18:14.060 --> 00:18:16.220
  • WHAT ABOUT HER ETERNAL FATE?
  • 00:18:16.230 --> 00:18:19.100
  • IF SHE LOOKS UP INTO THE HEAVENS,
  • 00:18:19.110 --> 00:18:22.250
  • SEES ALL OF THE EVIDENCE OF GOD'S CREATION
  • 00:18:22.260 --> 00:18:25.020
  • THROUGH NATURAL REVELATION AND REJECTS THAT KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:29.200
  • CREATES HER OWN GOD TO FOLLOW,
  • 00:18:29.210 --> 00:18:31.230
  • PAUL SAYS, "SHE IS WITHOUT EXCUSE."
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:36.010
  • BUT IF SHE RECEIVES THAT KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:18:36.020 --> 00:18:39.150
  • IF SHE SAYS, "YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:18:39.160 --> 00:18:41.080
  • I DIDN'T CREATE THIS WORLD AROUND ME,
  • 00:18:41.090 --> 00:18:43.080
  • THERE MUST BE SOMEONE GREATER THAN I.
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:46.020
  • AND I WANNA KNOW THAT SOMEBODY,
  • 00:18:46.030 --> 00:18:47.240
  • I WANNA KNOW THAT BEING WHO IS GREATER THAN I."
  • 00:18:47.250 --> 00:18:51.290
  • IF SHE RESPONDS THAT WAY, YOU CAN BE CERTAIN
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:55.050
  • THAT GOD WILL SEND HER FURTHER KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:18:55.060 --> 00:18:57.200
  • AND REVELATION OF THE TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:19:00.240
  • YOU SAY, WAIT A MINUTE PASTOR, HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?
  • 00:19:00.250 --> 00:19:03.260
  • YOU KNOW EVERY DAY, WE HEAR STORIES HERE AT OUR CHURCH.
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:10.020
  • PEOPLE WHO SAY, FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, WHO SAY,
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:13.120
  • "YOU KNOW, I JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN MY CAR LISTENING
  • 00:19:13.130 --> 00:19:16.220
  • TO THE RADIO WHEN I ACCIDENTALLY CAME UPON YOUR PROGRAM
  • 00:19:16.230 --> 00:19:20.140
  • OR I JUST HAPPENED TO BE FLIPPING
  • 00:19:20.150 --> 00:19:22.060
  • THROUGH THE TELEVISION DIAL
  • 00:19:22.070 --> 00:19:23.150
  • AND I ACCIDENTALLY CAME UPON PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:19:23.160 --> 00:19:26.260
  • AND I LISTENED TO THE MESSAGE
  • 00:19:26.270 --> 00:19:28.040
  • AND I TRUSTED CHRIST AS MY SAVIOR."
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:31.110
  • YOU KNOW THE OLDER I GET,
  • 00:19:31.120 --> 00:19:32.220
  • THE LESS I BELIEVE IN ACCIDENTS AND COINCIDENCES.
  • 00:19:32.230 --> 00:19:36.130
  • LISTEN TO ME, WHENEVER GOD SEES A MAN OR A WOMAN,
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:41.090
  • A BOY OR A GIRL WHO REALLY WANTS TO KNOW HIM,
  • 00:19:41.100 --> 00:19:45.240
  • HE'LL MAKE SURE THAT THAT PERSON RECEIVES
  • 00:19:45.250 --> 00:19:48.220
  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:50.090
  • WHETHER IT'S THROUGH AN INTERNET CONNECTION
  • 00:19:50.100 --> 00:19:53.150
  • OR A TELEVISION SIGNAL OR A RADIO BROADCAST
  • 00:19:53.160 --> 00:19:56.190
  • BECAUSE GOD IS EVEN MORE INTERESTED
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:19:59.030
  • IN THAT PERSON'S SALVATION THAN YOU AND I COULD EVER BE.
  • 00:19:59.040 --> 00:20:03.190
  • HE'S NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH
  • 00:20:03.200 --> 00:20:06.200
  • BUT ALL SHOULD COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. ANYONE
  • 00:20:06.210 --> 00:20:11.020
  • WHO WANTS FURTHER KNOWLEDGE OF GOD WILL RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:14.130
  • BUT NOW LISTEN TO THIS, YES, GOD HAS ORDAINED THE END RESULT
  • 00:20:14.140 --> 00:20:19.010
  • THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE SAVED BY TRUSTING IN CHRIST
  • 00:20:19.020 --> 00:20:21.160
  • BUT HE'S ALSO ORDAINED THE MEANS
  • 00:20:21.170 --> 00:20:24.240
  • BY WHICH THEY HEAR THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:26.260
  • GOD WILL SEND THAT TRUTH, YES,
  • 00:20:26.270 --> 00:20:28.280
  • BUT HE DOES IT THROUGH PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME.
  • 00:20:28.290 --> 00:20:33.210
  • AND THAT'S WHY HE'S LEFT US HERE.
  • 00:20:33.220 --> 00:20:36.180
  • MATTHEW 28:19-20, JESUS SAID
  • 00:20:36.190 --> 00:20:39.240
  • THERE IS ONLY ONE REASON I'M LEAVING YOU HERE
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:42.240
  • AND NOT TAKING YOU TO HEAVEN WITH ME,
  • 00:20:42.250 --> 00:20:44.290
  • IT'S SO THAT YOU WILL GO INTO ALL THE WORLD
  • 00:20:45.000 --> 00:20:48.120
  • AND PREACH THE GOSPEL, MAKE DISCIPLES.
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:51.110
  • IN ACTS 1:8, BEFORE HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:20:51.120 --> 00:20:54.040
  • HE REMINDED THEM ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:20:54.050 --> 00:20:56.000
  • HE SAID, NOW BEFORE I GO,
  • 00:20:56.010 --> 00:20:57.150
  • REMEMBER YOU WERE TO BE MY WITNESSES IN JERUSALEM,
  • 00:20:57.160 --> 00:21:01.030
  • JUDEA AND SAMARIA TO THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE EARTH.
  • 00:21:01.040 --> 00:21:05.140
  • FOLKS HAS THAT SUNK IN WITH YOU
  • 00:21:05.150 --> 00:21:07.220
  • THAT'S THE REASON YOU'RE HERE?
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:09.220
  • YOU'RE NOT HERE FOR ANY OTHER REASON,
  • 00:21:09.230 --> 00:21:11.100
  • GOD LEFT YOU HERE INSTEAD OF RUPTURING YOU TO HEAVEN
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:13.230
  • WHEN YOU WERE SAVED, LEFT YOU HERE TO FULFILL THAT MANDATE
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:16.160
  • TO TAKE THE GOSPEL TO EVERYONE.
  • 00:21:16.170 --> 00:21:19.180
  • NOW NONE OF US BY OURSELVES CAN DO THAT,
  • 00:21:19.190 --> 00:21:21.260
  • NONE OF US CAN GO TO THE REMOTEST PARTS OF THE EARTH
  • 00:21:21.270 --> 00:21:24.140
  • OR REMOTEST PARTS OF EVEN THIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:21:24.150 --> 00:21:27.200
  • AND THAT'S WHY IT'S SO ESSENTIAL,
  • 00:21:27.210 --> 00:21:29.100
  • IF WE'RE GONNA BE OBEDIENT TO GOD, WE FOLLOW GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:21:29.110 --> 00:21:33.140
  • AND THAT IS BANDING TOGETHER AS CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:21:33.150 --> 00:21:35.180
  • BANDING TOGETHER AS A CHURCH TO FULFILL
  • 00:21:35.190 --> 00:21:38.150
  • THAT MANDATE IN MATTHEW 28 AND THAT STRATEGY OF ACTS 1:8.
  • 00:21:38.160 --> 00:21:44.030
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:49.110
  • NONE OF US CAN FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION ALONE,
  • 00:21:49.120 --> 00:21:52.220
  • WE TRULY NEED ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:55.210
  • AND AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:21:55.220 --> 00:21:57.060
  • WE'RE BANDING TOGETHER TO TURN UP THE VOLUME ON THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:21:57.070 --> 00:22:01.160
  • I'M PLEASED TO REPORT THAT OUR MINISTRY IS PICKING UP
  • 00:22:01.170 --> 00:22:04.180
  • MORE LOYAL PARTNERS EVERY DAY BECAUSE MEN AND WOMEN LIKE YOU
  • 00:22:04.190 --> 00:22:09.120
  • ARE EMBRACING OUR VISION TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:22:09.130 --> 00:22:12.270
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:22:12.280 --> 00:22:15.060
  • AND I WANNA THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
  • 00:22:15.070 --> 00:22:19.080
  • WHICH ALLOWS THIS PROGRAM TO BE SEEN
  • 00:22:19.090 --> 00:22:21.170
  • ON THOUSANDS OF TELEVISION STATIONS
  • 00:22:21.180 --> 00:22:24.030
  • AND CABLE SYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:22:24.040 --> 00:22:26.210
  • YOUR GIFT IS THE FUEL THAT EMPOWERS US
  • 00:22:26.220 --> 00:22:29.200
  • TO BROADCAST THIS URGENT MESSAGE
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:32.080
  • THAT NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:32.090 --> 00:22:35.130
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE, I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:22:35.140 --> 00:22:38.070
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:22:38.080 --> 00:22:40.160
  • THE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO ATTEND
  • 00:22:40.170 --> 00:22:42.110
  • AMERICAN EVANGELICAL CHURCHES BELIEVE
  • 00:22:42.120 --> 00:22:45.070
  • THAT THERE'S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:22:45.080 --> 00:22:48.190
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA,
  • 00:22:48.200 --> 00:22:51.010
  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
  • 00:22:51.020 --> 00:22:52.240
  • [ANNOUNCER] IN HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:22:52.250 --> 00:22:54.040
  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:54.050 --> 00:22:56.020
  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS ANSWERS QUESTIONS LIKE,
  • 00:22:56.030 --> 00:22:58.190
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCERE FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:22:58.200 --> 00:23:01.180
  • WHO WORSHIP A GOD BY ANOTHER NAME?
  • 00:23:01.190 --> 00:23:03.180
  • AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:23:03.190 --> 00:23:06.180
  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE, THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OF JESUS
  • 00:23:06.190 --> 00:23:11.070
  • IS VERY UNPOPULAR BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR
  • 00:23:11.080 --> 00:23:14.120
  • THAT NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.
  • 00:23:14.130 --> 00:23:18.140
  • MY BOOK EQUIPS YOU TO SHARE THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH
  • 00:23:18.150 --> 00:23:22.030
  • WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
  • 00:23:22.040 --> 00:23:25.040
  • [ANNOUNCER] A COPY OF NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN
  • 00:23:25.050 --> 00:23:26.230
  • IS YOURS WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:23:26.240 --> 00:23:28.210
  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:28.220 --> 00:23:30.040
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:30.050 --> 00:23:32.250
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:23:32.260 --> 00:23:34.110
  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:23:34.120 --> 00:23:38.230
  • WHAT SATAN IS DOING IS USING RELIGION
  • 00:23:38.240 --> 00:23:42.040
  • AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:42.050 --> 00:23:44.050
  • HE'S USING RELIGION AS A FALSE LIGHT
  • 00:23:44.060 --> 00:23:47.260
  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE TRUE LIGHT,
  • 00:23:47.270 --> 00:23:50.230
  • JESUS CHRIST, WHO ILLUMINATES THE ONLY PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:50.240 --> 00:23:55.150
  • [ANNOUNCER] THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:23:55.160 --> 00:23:56.240
  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULAR AND INTOLERANT
  • 00:23:56.250 --> 00:23:59.060
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTH THAT CAN SAVE LIVES,
  • 00:23:59.070 --> 00:24:01.260
  • RESTORE OUR NATION AND IMPACT OUR WORLD.
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:05.010
  • AND THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS AND GIVING,
  • 00:24:05.020 --> 00:24:06.240
  • WE'RE ABLE TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:08.230
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:11.240
  • A SHOCKING NUMBER OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS, ALMOST 60%,
  • 00:24:11.250 --> 00:24:16.030
  • NOW BELIEVE THAT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HEAVEN
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:19.290
  • BUT THE BIBLE IS CLEAR ONLY THOSE
  • 00:24:20.000 --> 00:24:22.180
  • WHO PUT THEIR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:24:22.190 --> 00:24:25.030
  • WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:27.260
  • AND THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD BE SHARING THE MESSAGE
  • 00:24:27.270 --> 00:24:30.180
  • FAR AND WIDE, NOT BECAUSE WE HATE PEOPLE OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:24:30.190 --> 00:24:34.280
  • BUT BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM AND WE DON'T WANT THEM TO MISS OUT
  • 00:24:34.290 --> 00:24:39.090
  • ON THE ETERNITY GOD HAS PLANNED FOR THEM.
  • 00:24:39.100 --> 00:24:42.150
  • WELL, BECAUSE IT'S TRUE THAT NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:24:42.160 --> 00:24:46.030
  • IT RAISES THE QUESTION, DOES OUR LOVING GOD
  • 00:24:46.040 --> 00:24:49.170
  • ALLOW FOR EXCEPTIONS TO THAT RULE?
  • 00:24:49.180 --> 00:24:52.180
  • FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LITTLE CHILDREN PASS AWAY
  • 00:24:52.190 --> 00:24:56.160
  • BEFORE THEY'RE ABLE TO PLACE THEIR TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST?
  • 00:24:56.170 --> 00:25:00.130
  • WELL, STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF HOW WE'LL ANSWER
  • 00:25:00.140 --> 00:25:03.160
  • THAT QUESTION ON THE NEXT EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:03.170 --> 00:25:09.160
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:09.170 --> 00:25:11.090
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:11.100 --> 00:25:13.250
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:13.260 --> 00:25:15.290
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BEST-SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:25:16.000 --> 00:25:17.290
  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN
  • 00:25:18.000 --> 00:25:20.000
  • PLUS THE CHRISTIANITY CULTS AND RELIGIONS BROCHURE
  • 00:25:20.010 --> 00:25:22.280
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:22.290 --> 00:25:25.240
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:25.250 --> 00:25:27.170
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:27.180 --> 00:25:30.140
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE,
  • 00:25:30.150 --> 00:25:32.000
  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:32.010 --> 00:25:36.260
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:25:36.270 --> 00:25:38.170
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT,
  • 00:25:38.180 --> 00:25:40.170
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:25:40.180 --> 00:25:42.290
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:25:43.000 --> 00:25:44.060
  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:44.070 --> 00:25:47.270
  • JESUS WAS USING CHILDREN AS AN ILLUSTRATION
  • 00:25:47.280 --> 00:25:51.120
  • OF HUMILITY BUT NEVERTHELESS HE GATHERED THEM UP IN HIS ARMS
  • 00:25:51.130 --> 00:25:56.050
  • AND HE SAID YOU NEED TO BE LIKE THESE CHILDREN.
  • 00:25:56.060 --> 00:25:59.030
  • NOW AGAIN IF THESE CHILDREN WERE DESTINED TO HELL
  • 00:25:59.040 --> 00:26:01.250
  • IF THEY DIED, IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:04.150
  • THAT HE WOULD SAY THAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN.
  • 00:26:04.160 --> 00:26:06.090
  • IT EVEN MAKES LESS SENSE THAT HE WOULD BLESS THESE CHILDREN,
  • 00:26:06.100 --> 00:26:10.150
  • LAY HANDS ON THEM AND BLESS THEM
  • 00:26:10.160 --> 00:26:12.240
  • IF THEY WERE CONDEMNED TO HELL.
  • 00:26:12.250 --> 00:26:16.140
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:16.150 --> 00:26:18.160
  • FOR THE MESSAGE, ARE CHILDREN WHO DIE IN HEAVEN?
  • 00:26:18.170 --> 00:26:21.260
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:21.270 --> 00:26:24.130
  • MUSIC
  • 00:26:24.140 --> 00:26:30.000
  • (CAR HONKING)
  • 00:26:30.010 --> 00:26:31.080
  • (BACKGROUND NOISE DROWNS OTHER SOUNDS)
  • 00:26:31.090 --> 00:26:37.260
  • [ANNOUNCER] WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ESCAPED
  • 00:26:37.270 --> 00:26:39.220
  • THE PRESSURE OF DAILY LIFE AND REFRESHED YOUR SPIRIT
  • 00:26:39.230 --> 00:26:42.270
  • IN THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION?
  • 00:26:42.280 --> 00:26:45.030
  • LEAVE THE STRESS BEHIND AND JOIN US
  • 00:26:45.040 --> 00:26:47.060
  • FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY CRUISE TO ALASKA,
  • 00:26:47.070 --> 00:26:49.230
  • JULY 11 THROUGH 18, 2020.
  • 00:26:49.240 --> 00:26:51.290
  • IMAGINE A WEEK OF RELAXATION AND INSPIRATION
  • 00:26:52.000 --> 00:26:55.280
  • IN ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC PLACES ON EARTH.
  • 00:26:55.290 --> 00:26:59.040
  • IT'LL BE A TREMENDOUS TIME OF SIGHTSEEING
  • 00:26:59.050 --> 00:27:01.190
  • AND SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT
  • 00:27:01.200 --> 00:27:03.080
  • WITH YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY FAMILY.
  • 00:27:03.090 --> 00:27:05.200
  • I'LL BE TEACHING FROM GOD'S WORD ALONG THE WAY
  • 00:27:05.210 --> 00:27:08.100
  • AND WE'RE BRINGING ALONG VOCALIST MICHAEL O'BRIEN,
  • 00:27:08.110 --> 00:27:11.120
  • COMEDIAN DENIS SWANBERG
  • 00:27:11.130 --> 00:27:13.080
  • AND LEGENDS OF GOSPEL MUSIC, THE HOPPERS.
  • 00:27:13.090 --> 00:27:16.160
  • [ANNOUNCER] CABINS ARE GOING QUICKLY,
  • 00:27:16.170 --> 00:27:18.000
  • SO DON'T WAIT TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TRIP OF A LIFETIME,
  • 00:27:18.010 --> 00:27:20.200
  • RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:27:20.210 --> 00:27:22.270
  • CRUISE TO ALASKA, JULY 11 THROUGH 18, 2020
  • 00:27:22.280 --> 00:27:26.080
  • BY GOING TO PTV.ORG.
  • 00:27:26.090 --> 00:27:30.000