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November 10, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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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, AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • THE BIBLE CLAIMS THAT FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
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  • IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE THAT HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • MAYBE THEY LIVE IN A REMOTE PART OF THE WORLD,
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  • OR THEIR PARENTS SIMPLY DON'T SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH THEM.
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  • WOULDN'T IT BE UNFAIR FOR GOD TO SEND THEM TO HELL?
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  • WELL, IT'S AN HONEST QUESTION, AND A COMMON ARGUMENT
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  • AGAINST THE EXCLUSIVITY OF JESUS CHRIST FOR SALVATION.
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  • TODAY WE'RE ANSWERING THE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT MUSLIMS,
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  • BUDDHISTS, AND CHRISTIANS ALL WORSHIP THE SAME GOD,
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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, AND RELIGIONS.
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  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS THE KEY BELIEFS
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  • 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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  • MUSIC
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  • EVERY PARENT WHO HAS EVER DISCIPLINED A CHILD
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  • IS FAMILIAR WITH THESE THREE WORDS:
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
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  • NOW, SOMETIMES, THAT COMES FROM A CHILD
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  • WHEN HE WANTS TO PROTEST HIS GUILT AT ALL,
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  • BUT WHEN THE EVIDENCE IS TOO OVERWHELMING TO DENY HIS GUILT,
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  • THE CHILD WILL USE THAT ARGUMENT TO SAY, WELL,
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  • THE PUNISHMENT BEING METED OUT
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  • IS FAR TOO SEVERE FOR THE CRIME COMMITTED,
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  • WHETHER THAT PUNISHMENT IS A GROUNDING OR A SPANKING
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  • OR LATER ON, THE CONFISCATION OF CELL PHONES OR CAR KEYS.
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • IT SHOULD BE NO OBJECTION THAT THE IT'S NOT FAIR PROTEST
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  • IS ALSO THE PRIMARY OBJECTION PEOPLE HAVE
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  • TO ONE OF THE MOST BASIC INGREDIENTS OF THE GOSPEL,
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  • AND THAT IS, THE ONLY WAY TO ESCAPE HELL
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  • IS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE,
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  • LIKE A CHILD CAUGHT WITH HIS HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR,
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  • WANT TO DENY THAT THEY'RE GUILTY AT ALL,
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  • BUT OTHER PEOPLE WILL ADMIT,
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  • "WELL, I MAY BE SLIGHTLY FLAWED,
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  • "BUT HELL IS FAR TOO SEVERE A PUNISHMENT
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  • "FOR JUST A FEW MISTAKES HERE AND THERE,
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  • "OR FOR NOT BELIEVING THE RIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS."
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  • AND WHEN YOU START ADDRESSING THOSE WHO HAVE
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  • NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS, WELL, THE IT'S NOT FAIR PROTESTS
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  • ARE SOUNDED EVEN MUCH MORE LOUDLY.
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  • PASTOR, ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE ONLY WAY A PERSON
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  • CAN GO TO HEAVEN IS BY TRUSTING IN JESUS?
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  • AND THEREFORE, IF THEY HAVE NOT HEARD ABOUT JESUS,
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO CONFINED TO AN ETERNITY IN HELL?
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR.
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  • I BET YOU'VE RUN ACROSS THAT OBJECTION AS WELL.
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • AS OUR CULTURE BECOMES INCREASINGLY SECULAR,
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  • THIS QUESTION ABOUT
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS
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  • BECOMES INCREASINGLY RELEVANT,
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  • ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ADD THE WORD INNOCENT TO THE QUESTION.
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  • THIS IS SUCH A BASIC QUESTION
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  • REGARDING THE EXCLUSIVITY OF JESUS FOR SALVATION.
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  • IN FACT, IT'S THE PRIMARY ARGUMENT AGAINST THAT BELIEF,
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  • BUT I THINK IT'S VERY VITAL THAT THOSE OF US
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  • WHO HAVE BEEN CHARGED AS CHRISTIANS
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  • WITH SHARING THE GOSPEL BE ABLE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION.
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  • YOU KNOW, 1 PETER 3:15 SAYS WE OUGHTA BE READY
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  • TO GIVE AN ANSWER TO EVERYONE WHO ASKS US
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  • FOR THE HOPE THAT IS WITHIN US.
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  • IF SOMEBODY WERE TO ASK YOU,
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  • "DO YOU BELIEVE JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION?
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  • "WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?"
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  • WOULD YOU KNOW HOW TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION
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  • IN A WAY SOMEBODY COULD UNDERSTAND?
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  • WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT
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  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL
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  • BY STATING FOUR BIBLICAL PROPOSITIONS, FOUR BIBLICAL
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  • TRUTHS THAT WHEN YOU ADD THOSE TRUTHS TOGETHER,
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  • ANSWER THE QUESTION CLEARLY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS
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  • TO THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
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  • THE FIRST TWO OF THOSE PROPOSITIONS.
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  • THE FIRST BASIC UNDERSTANDING YOU HAVE TO HAVE
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  • TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION
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  • ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL IS THIS,
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  • WRITE IT DOWN: EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • IN FACT, I WANT YOU TO SAY THAT WITH ME OUT LOUD.
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  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • THE GOSPEL BEGINS BY SAYING EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • YOU SEE, THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION
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  • UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THE BAD NEWS,
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  • AND THAT IS OUR GUILT BEFORE GOD.
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  • IN ROMANS 3, VERSES 10 TO 12, IN THOSE THREE VERSES,
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  • PAUL SAYS, NO OR NOT EVEN, NO OR NO ONE, SIX DIFFERENT TIMES.
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  • NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS. NOT ONE IS RIGHTEOUS.
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  • NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS. NOT ONE IS RIGHTEOUS.
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  • NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS, NOT ONE IS RIGHTEOUS.
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  • GET THE MESSAGE?
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  • NOBODY IS IN A RIGHT STANDING BEFORE GOD.
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  • YOU SAY, "WHY IS THAT TRUE?
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  • "HOW COULD THAT BE TRUE?"
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  • WELL, THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION,
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  • HOW WE ALL BECAME ESTRANGED FROM GOD,
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  • IS FOUND IN ROMANS 5:12.
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  • PAUL SAYS, "THEREFORE, JUST AS THROUGH ONE MAN,"
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  • THAT IS ADAM, "SIN ENTERED THE WORLD, AND DEATH THROUGH SIN,
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  • "AND SO DEATH SPREAD TO ALL MEN, BECAUSE ALL SINNED."
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  • WHEN ADAM SINNED, HIS SIN VIRUS
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  • WAS PASSED ON TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND BOY AND GIRL,
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  • WHO HAS EVER LIVED.
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  • AND THE PROOF THAT YOU AND I INHERITED THAT SIN VIRUS
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  • IS DEMONSTRATED IN THE FACT THAT WE ALL DIE PHYSICALLY.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS.
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  • BECAUSE SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD THROUGH ADAM
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  • AND DEATH CAME THROUGH SIN, AND DEATH SPREAD TO ALL MEN.
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  • THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DIE IS PROOF
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  • THAT THEY'VE INHERITED THE SIN VIRUS.
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  • YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT.
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  • THEY SAY, "NOW, WAIT A MINUTE, ARE YOU SAYING
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  • "WE ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT ADAM DID?"
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  • ABSOLUTELY.
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  • THERE YOU HEAR THE PROTEST, "IT'S NOT FAIR."
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR THAT I WOULD BE HELD GUILTY
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  • FOR WHAT ANOTHER PERSON DID, THAT'S JUST NOT FAIR.
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  • EVEN THOUGH YOU AND I, EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY
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  • ONLY CONFIRM ADAM'S CHOICE, DON'T WE?
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  • WHEN WE SIN AGAINST GOD.
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  • BUT THEY SAY, "IT'S JUST NOT FAIR THAT I WOULD BE HELD
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  • "GUILTY FOR WHAT ADAM DID."
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  • PAUL ANTICIPATED THAT ARGUMENT.
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  • HE SAID, "WELL, IF YOU THINK THAT'S UNFAIR (LAUGHS),
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  • "LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING ELSE."
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  • HE SAYS IN ROMANS 5:17,
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  • "FOR IF BY THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE ONE," THAT IS ADAM,
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  • "DEATH REIGNED THROUGH THE ONE,
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  • "MUCH MORE THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE
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  • "AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
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  • "WILL REIGN IN LIFE THROUGH THE ONE," ANOTHER ONE,
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  • THAT IS JESUS CHRIST.
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  • PAUL SAID, YES, WE'RE ALL HELD GUILTY BECAUSE OF ADAM'S SIN,
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  • BUT HERE'S SOMETHING EVEN MORE UNFAIR,
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  • THAT YOU AND I COULD BE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD
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  • BY WHAT ONE PERSON, JESUS CHRIST, DID FOR US.
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  • THAT IS UNFAIR, TOO.
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  • AREN'T YOU GLAD GOD'S UNFAIR IN THAT WAY?
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  • THAT HE CREDITS US WITH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST?
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  • THAT'S THE ESSENCE OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.
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  • WELL, SINCE WE'VE ALREADY FOCUSED IN PAST MESSAGES ON
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  • THE ORIGIN OF SIN AND THE REALITY OF OUR GUILT BEFORE GOD,
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  • LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RESULTS OF OUR GUILT BEFORE GOD.
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  • BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF US IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD,
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  • EVERY ONE OF US IS DESERVING OF THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • YOU KNOW, TODAY,
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  • IT'S VERY UNPOPULAR TO TALK ABOUT THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • PEOPLE WILL APPLAUD YOU IF YOU TALK ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD,
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  • OR EVEN THE JUSTICE OF GOD,
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  • BUT NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT THE WRATH, THE ANGER OF GOD.
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  • IT'S JUST POLITICALLY INCORRECT, TO BE FRANK WITH YOU,
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  • TO TALK ABOUT THE WRATH, THE PUNISHMENT OF GOD.
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  • THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING FROM THE VICTORIAN ERA
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  • OR THE PURITAN ERA.
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  • IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM RELEVANT TODAY.
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  • ARTHUR PINK POINTS OUT THAT
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  • IF YOU DO A STUDY IN THE CONCORDANCE, YOU WILL FIND
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  • THAT THE WRATH OF GOD OR THE ANGER OF GOD
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  • IS MENTIONED FAR MORE THAN THE LOVE OF GOD.
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  • BOTH ARE TRUE ABOUT GOD, BUT YOU CAN'T STRIP ONE ATTRIBUTE
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  • AWAY FROM GOD JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE IT.
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  • I MEAN, THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE, YOU SEE THE BIBLE TALKING
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  • ABOUT THE WRATH, THE ANGER OF GOD.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, IN JOHN 3:16, JESUS UTTERED
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  • WHAT BECAME THE MOST POPULAR VERSE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT:
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  • "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON,"
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  • BUT DID YOU KNOW, IN THAT VERY SAME CHAPTER,
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  • JESUS ALSO SAID IN 3:36, "HE WHO BELIEVES IN THE SON
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  • "HAS ETERNAL LIFE;
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  • "BUT HE WHO DOES NOT OBEY THE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE,
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  • "BUT THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDES ON HIM."
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  • OR ROMANS 1:18, "FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED
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  • "FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS
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  • "AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN,
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  • "WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
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  • OR ROMANS 3:5, "BUT IF OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS DEMONSTRATES
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  • "THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, WHAT SHALL WE SAY?
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  • "THE GOD WHO INFLICTS WRATH IS NOT UNRIGHTEOUS, IS HE?"
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  • OR IN THAT PASSAGE WE READ JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO,
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  • EPHESIANS 5:6.
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  • "LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU WITH EMPTY WORDS,
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  • "FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS THE," WHAT?
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  • "THE WRATH OF GOD COMES UPON THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE."
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  • NOW, WHAT DO WE MEAN, WHEN WE MEAN THE WRATH
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  • OR THE ANGER OF GOD?
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE,
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  • THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS,
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  • BOTH OF WHICH ARE TRANSLATED ANGER OR WRATH IN THE BIBLE.
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  • THE FIRST WORD IS THE GREEK WORD THUMOS.
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  • THUMOS.
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  • IT'S A WORD THAT REFERS TO AN EXPLOSIVE KIND OF ANGER
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  • THAT WELLS UP QUICKLY AND ALSO SUBSIDES QUICKLY.
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  • IT'S THAT EMOTION YOU FEEL WHEN
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  • SOMEBODY CUTS YOU OFF ON THE HIGHWAY,
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  • OR SOMEBODY SAYS SOMETHING TO YOU
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  • THAT JUST RUBS YOU THE WRONG WAY,
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  • OR YOUR MATE SAYS SOMETHING TO YOU
  • 00:11:07.070 --> 00:11:09.000
  • THAT JUST PRESSES THE WRONG EMOTIONAL BUTTON INSIDE OF YOU.
  • 00:11:09.010 --> 00:11:12.120
  • MAN, YOU GET FURIOUS, BUT HOPEFULLY, YOU GET OVER IT.
  • 00:11:12.130 --> 00:11:16.010
  • THAT IS THUMOS.
  • 00:11:16.020 --> 00:11:17.150
  • IT IS AN ANGER THAT ARISES QUICKLY AND DISSIPATES QUICKLY.
  • 00:11:17.160 --> 00:11:22.000
  • BUT THE SECOND GREEK WORD FOR ANGER OR WRATH IS ORGE,
  • 00:11:22.010 --> 00:11:26.090
  • O-R-G-E, AND THIS IS A TERM THAT IS USED TO REFER TO
  • 00:11:26.100 --> 00:11:32.020
  • THE WRATH OR ANGER OF GOD.
  • 00:11:32.030 --> 00:11:33.270
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, ORGE?
  • 00:11:33.280 --> 00:11:35.280
  • LEON MORRIS SAYS IT IS A STRONG AND SETTLED OPPOSITION
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:40.060
  • TO ALL THAT IS EVIL, ARISING OUT OF GOD'S OWN NATURE.
  • 00:11:40.070 --> 00:11:44.050
  • IT IS THE HOLY REVULSION OF GOD, BEING AGAINST THAT WHICH IS
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:50.100
  • THE CONTRADICTION OF HIS HOLINESS.
  • 00:11:50.110 --> 00:11:52.220
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN WE SIN AGAINST GOD, GOD DOESN'T FLARE UP
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:55.240
  • AND LOSE HIS TEMPER AND POUR OUT HIS ANGER ON US
  • 00:11:55.250 --> 00:11:58.290
  • AND THEN GETS OVER IT IN THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO.
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:01.210
  • THAT'S NOT THE WRATH OR ANGER OF GOD.
  • 00:12:01.220 --> 00:12:04.110
  • INSTEAD, THE WRATH OF GOD REFERS TO GOD'S SETTLED
  • 00:12:04.120 --> 00:12:08.250
  • AND BUILDING OPPOSITION TO EVERYTHING THAT IS UNHOLY.
  • 00:12:08.260 --> 00:12:15.080
  • THINK OF GOD'S WRATH AS THE WATER THAT IS BUILDING UP
  • 00:12:15.090 --> 00:12:19.050
  • BEHIND A DAM, AND THAT AT ONE TIME,
  • 00:12:19.060 --> 00:12:22.070
  • WILL BREAK THROUGH THAT DAM.
  • 00:12:22.080 --> 00:12:24.040
  • THAT IS THE ANGER OF GOD.
  • 00:12:24.050 --> 00:12:26.170
  • BUT SOMETIMES, THAT WATER THAT IS BUILDING BEHIND THE DAM,
  • 00:12:26.180 --> 00:12:29.250
  • OCCASIONALLY, IT LAPS OVER ONTO THE PEOPLE BELOW
  • 00:12:29.260 --> 00:12:33.140
  • BEFORE THE DAM EVER BURSTS,
  • 00:12:33.150 --> 00:12:35.180
  • AND IT'S THE SAME THING WITH THE WRATH OF GOD.
  • 00:12:35.190 --> 00:12:37.260
  • YES, THERE IS A FUTURE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH COMING,
  • 00:12:37.270 --> 00:12:40.280
  • THAT WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT IN A MOMENT, BUT RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:12:40.290 --> 00:12:43.220
  • WE EXPERIENCE GOD'S WRATH,
  • 00:12:43.230 --> 00:12:47.200
  • WE EXPERIENCE THE RESULT OF HIS HOLY REVULSION
  • 00:12:47.210 --> 00:12:50.160
  • FOR BREAKING HIS LAWS IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.
  • 00:12:50.170 --> 00:12:53.000
  • WE EXPERIENCE THAT INDIVIDUALLY.
  • 00:12:53.010 --> 00:12:54.290
  • WHENEVER WE IGNORE WHAT GOD'S COMMANDS SAY ABOUT OUR LIFE,
  • 00:12:55.000 --> 00:12:59.090
  • WE EXPERIENCE THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT,
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:13:01.130
  • WHETHER IT IS BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, DIVORCE, ILLNESS.
  • 00:13:01.140 --> 00:13:05.160
  • THERE ARE NATURAL AND IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:08.110
  • THAT COME WHENEVER WE BREAK GOD'S RULES.
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:11.170
  • IN ROMANS 1:18, PAUL SAYS, "FOR THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:13:11.180 --> 00:13:15.020
  • "IS REVEALED," NOT ONE DAY WILL BE REVEALED, IT IS BEING
  • 00:13:15.030 --> 00:13:19.000
  • "REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS
  • 00:13:19.010 --> 00:13:22.130
  • "AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN,
  • 00:13:22.140 --> 00:13:24.010
  • "WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:13:24.020 --> 00:13:27.110
  • YOU SEE, FOLKS, THERE IS A LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING.
  • 00:13:27.120 --> 00:13:30.270
  • WHATEVER A MAN SOWS, THIS WILL HE ALSO REAP.
  • 00:13:30.280 --> 00:13:35.110
  • WHEN YOU BREAK GOD'S LAWS, THERE ARE NATURAL CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:13:35.120 --> 00:13:39.200
  • WE FEEL HIS WRATH.
  • 00:13:39.210 --> 00:13:41.140
  • THAT'S NOT ONLY TRUE FOR US INDIVIDUALLY,
  • 00:13:41.150 --> 00:13:43.260
  • IT'S TRUE FOR US AS A NATION AS WELL.
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:47.260
  • WE ARE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW, AS A COUNTRY,
  • 00:13:47.270 --> 00:13:50.040
  • THE CONSEQUENCES, THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:13:50.050 --> 00:13:53.200
  • FOR TURNING AWAY FROM HIM AND HIS WORD,
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:57.180
  • BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS
  • 00:13:57.190 --> 00:13:59.270
  • AN IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCING OF THE WRATH OF GOD,
  • 00:13:59.280 --> 00:14:02.180
  • THERE IS A FUTURE TIME
  • 00:14:02.190 --> 00:14:04.080
  • WHEN THAT WRATH IS GOING TO BE EXPERIENCED AS WELL.
  • 00:14:04.090 --> 00:14:08.000
  • THE FINAL UNLEASHING OF THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:14:08.010 --> 00:14:10.240
  • IS DESCRIBED IN REVELATION:20.
  • 00:14:10.250 --> 00:14:13.130
  • TURN THERE IF YOU HAVE JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:14:13.140 --> 00:14:15.230
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE THE TIME
  • 00:14:15.240 --> 00:14:17.160
  • WHEN GOD FINALLY JUDGES SIN IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:14:17.170 --> 00:14:22.050
  • YOU REMEMBER THIS JUDGMENT WELL. REVELATION 20:11, SAYS,
  • 00:14:22.060 --> 00:14:27.020
  • "AND I SAW A GREAT WHITE THRONE AND HIM WHO WAS UPON IT,
  • 00:14:27.030 --> 00:14:31.190
  • "FROM WHOSE PRESENCE EARTH AND HEAVEN FLED AWAY,
  • 00:14:31.200 --> 00:14:34.120
  • "AND NO PLACE WAS FOUND FOR THEM.
  • 00:14:34.130 --> 00:14:36.110
  • "AND I SAW THE DEAD, THE GREAT AND THE SMALL,
  • 00:14:36.120 --> 00:14:38.200
  • "STANDING BEFORE THE THRONE, AND THE BOOKS WERE OPENED;
  • 00:14:38.210 --> 00:14:41.250
  • "AND ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED, WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE;
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:44.270
  • "AND THE DEAD WERE JUDGED FROM THE THINGS
  • 00:14:44.280 --> 00:14:47.040
  • "WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS.
  • 00:14:47.050 --> 00:14:50.240
  • "AND IF ANYONE'S NAME WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN
  • 00:14:50.250 --> 00:14:53.000
  • "IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, HE WAS THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE."
  • 00:14:53.010 --> 00:14:57.090
  • THE ULTIMATE UNLEASHING,
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:14:59.000
  • EXPRESSION OF GOD'S WRATH WILL BE AT THAT FINAL JUDGMENT,
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:03.000
  • WHEN EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO HAS EVER LIVED
  • 00:15:03.010 --> 00:15:06.120
  • WILL BE SENTENCED TO THE PUNISHMENT HE DESERVES,
  • 00:15:06.130 --> 00:15:10.150
  • AND THAT IS ETERNAL SEPARATION,
  • 00:15:10.160 --> 00:15:12.270
  • ETERNAL TORMENT IN THE LAKE OF FIRE, HELL.
  • 00:15:12.280 --> 00:15:16.100
  • EVERY ONE OF US DESERVES THAT.
  • 00:15:16.110 --> 00:15:18.280
  • THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WILL BE EXEMPTED
  • 00:15:18.290 --> 00:15:21.210
  • FROM THAT FINAL JUDGMENT
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:23.150
  • WILL BE THOSE WHO HAVE TRUSTED IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:26.240
  • AND HAD THEIR NAME WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE.
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:30.110
  • THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS
  • 00:15:30.120 --> 00:15:34.020
  • IS BY BELIEVING IN THAT JESUS WHO SATISFIED THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:38.210
  • ON THE CROSS, FOR US.
  • 00:15:38.220 --> 00:15:40.280
  • AND THAT LEADS TO THE SECOND TRUTH.
  • 00:15:40.290 --> 00:15:42.210
  • THE FIRST TRUTH IS EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:15:42.220 --> 00:15:46.070
  • YOU KNOW, THAT SETTLES A LOT OF QUESTIONS,
  • 00:15:46.080 --> 00:15:48.000
  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:49.200
  • NOBODY WHO GOES TO HELL GOES THERE UNFAIRLY.
  • 00:15:49.210 --> 00:15:52.200
  • EVERYONE DESERVES TO GO TO HELL.
  • 00:15:52.210 --> 00:15:55.090
  • BUT THE SECOND PART OF THIS QUESTION IS ANSWERED BY THIS.
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:59.000
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:59.010 --> 00:16:03.120
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY.
  • 00:16:03.130 --> 00:16:04.260
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:09.170
  • GOD HAS PROVIDED ONE WAY OF ESCAPE, THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS,
  • 00:16:09.180 --> 00:16:14.010
  • BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY OF ESCAPE.
  • 00:16:14.020 --> 00:16:16.020
  • LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS SAID ABOUT THE RELATIVE POPULATION
  • 00:16:16.030 --> 00:16:19.070
  • OF HEAVEN COMPARED TO HELL.
  • 00:16:19.080 --> 00:16:21.110
  • IN MATTHEW 7:13 AND 14, HE SAID, "ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE;
  • 00:16:21.120 --> 00:16:27.160
  • "FOR THE GATE IS WIDE, AND THE WAY IS BROAD
  • 00:16:27.170 --> 00:16:29.000
  • "THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION,
  • 00:16:29.010 --> 00:16:30.160
  • "AND MANY ARE THOSE WHO ENTER BY IT.
  • 00:16:30.170 --> 00:16:33.100
  • "BUT THE GATE IS SMALL, AND WAY IS NARROW THAT LEADS TO LIFE
  • 00:16:33.110 --> 00:16:37.050
  • "AND FEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT."
  • 00:16:37.060 --> 00:16:40.060
  • ON WHAT BASIS DO OTHERWISE ORTHODOX PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:16:40.070 --> 00:16:44.070
  • "OH THERE ARE GONNA BE PEOPLE IN HEAVEN
  • 00:16:44.080 --> 00:16:46.010
  • "WHO DON'T KNOW JESUS BY NAME,
  • 00:16:46.020 --> 00:16:48.070
  • "THEY JUST WORSHIP HIM BY ANOTHER NAME."
  • 00:16:48.080 --> 00:16:50.210
  • HOW DO THEY SAY THAT?
  • 00:16:50.220 --> 00:16:51.280
  • IT'S BECAUSE THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:53.170
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A PERSON'S NAME.
  • 00:16:53.180 --> 00:16:56.180
  • LET ME ILLUSTRATE THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:56.190 --> 00:16:57.270
  • LET'S JUST SAY, FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS,
  • 00:16:57.280 --> 00:16:59.140
  • WE HAD BEEN ANNOUNCING TODAY THAT MY FRIEND,
  • 00:16:59.150 --> 00:17:02.140
  • DR. DAVID JEREMIAH WAS GOING TO BE THE GUEST PREACHER TODAY.
  • 00:17:02.150 --> 00:17:05.290
  • EVERYBODY CAME ALL EXCITED ABOUT HEARING DR. JEREMIAH,
  • 00:17:06.000 --> 00:17:09.130
  • AND WHEN THE TIME CAME FOR THE SERMON, I STEPPED UP
  • 00:17:09.140 --> 00:17:12.090
  • AND I PREACHED FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES, AND I FINISHED,
  • 00:17:12.100 --> 00:17:16.240
  • AND SOME OF YOU CAME UP TO SEE ME AFTERWARDS,
  • 00:17:16.250 --> 00:17:19.110
  • AND TRYING TO BE POLITE AND HIDE YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT,
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:22.260
  • YOU SAID, "PASTOR, I THOUGHT DR. JEREMIAH WAS GONNA BE HERE.
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:26.220
  • "IT SAYS HE'S PREACHING HERE.
  • 00:17:26.230 --> 00:17:28.180
  • "IS HE SICK?
  • 00:17:28.190 --> 00:17:29.220
  • "DID SOMETHING HAPPEN TO HIM?"
  • 00:17:29.230 --> 00:17:31.130
  • "OH, NO, HE'S FINE," I SAY.
  • 00:17:31.140 --> 00:17:33.070
  • YOU SAY, "WELL, WHY ISN'T HE HERE TODAY?
  • 00:17:33.080 --> 00:17:35.180
  • "WHY DOES IT SAY DAVID JEREMIAH?"
  • 00:17:35.190 --> 00:17:37.290
  • AND I WERE TO SAY TO YOU,
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:39.130
  • "OH, DAVID JEREMIAH IS JUST ANOTHER NAME I GO BY SOMETIMES.
  • 00:17:39.140 --> 00:17:43.020
  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
  • 00:17:43.030 --> 00:17:45.050
  • "SOMETIMES IT'S DAVID JEREMIAH, SOMETIMES IT'S JOEL OLSTEEN,
  • 00:17:45.060 --> 00:17:49.000
  • "BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.
  • 00:17:49.010 --> 00:17:50.210
  • "WE'RE ALL PREACHERS, WE'RE ALL PREACHERS.
  • 00:17:50.220 --> 00:17:53.020
  • "WE'RE ALL THE SAME PEOPLE."
  • 00:17:53.030 --> 00:17:55.290
  • NO, NAMES MEAN SOMETHING.
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:58.200
  • NOW, IT'S TRUE THAT DAVID JEREMIAH AND I
  • 00:17:58.210 --> 00:18:01.040
  • SHARE SOME COMMON CHARACTERISTICS.
  • 00:18:01.050 --> 00:18:03.190
  • I MEAN, WE'RE BOTH CAUCASIAN,
  • 00:18:03.200 --> 00:18:05.050
  • WE BOTH DID OUR THM AT DALLAS SEMINARY,
  • 00:18:05.060 --> 00:18:07.200
  • WE BOTH ARE ON RADIO AND TELEVISION.
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:10.190
  • THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIES,
  • 00:18:10.200 --> 00:18:12.090
  • BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENCES AS WELL,
  • 00:18:12.100 --> 00:18:15.070
  • AND DAVID'S TALLER THAN I AM.
  • 00:18:15.080 --> 00:18:17.170
  • I'M BETTER LOOKING THAN DAVID IS.
  • 00:18:17.180 --> 00:18:19.110
  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
  • 00:18:19.120 --> 00:18:20.260
  • NO, NOT REALLY.
  • 00:18:20.270 --> 00:18:22.170
  • HE'S NOT THAT MUCH TALLER THAN I AM.
  • 00:18:22.180 --> 00:18:24.080
  • -BUT ANYWAY, WE REALLY ARE. -(CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
  • 00:18:24.090 --> 00:18:28.080
  • WE'RE DIFFERENT PEOPLE, UNDERSTAND THAT?
  • 00:18:28.090 --> 00:18:31.030
  • NAMES MEAN SOMETHING.
  • 00:18:31.040 --> 00:18:33.240
  • AND THE SAME IS TRUE WITH JESUS.
  • 00:18:33.250 --> 00:18:35.250
  • YES, THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIES
  • 00:18:35.260 --> 00:18:37.090
  • BETWEEN JESUS AND ALLAH AND BUDDHA AND THE KRISHNA,
  • 00:18:37.100 --> 00:18:43.120
  • AND OTHER HUMAN PROPHETS AND PAGAN DEITIES.
  • 00:18:43.130 --> 00:18:44.210
  • THERE ARE SIMILARITIES,
  • 00:18:44.220 --> 00:18:46.110
  • BUT THE DIFFERENCES FAR OUTWEIGH THE SIMILARITIES.
  • 00:18:46.120 --> 00:18:49.170
  • WHEN WE TALK ABOUT JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:51.160
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A PARTICULAR PERSON IN HISTORY
  • 00:18:51.170 --> 00:18:54.270
  • WHO LIVED AT A SPECIFIC TIME, WHO WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN,
  • 00:18:54.280 --> 00:18:58.140
  • WHO LIVED A PERFECT LIFE, WHO DIED A HORRIFIC DEATH
  • 00:18:58.150 --> 00:19:01.100
  • ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY,
  • 00:19:01.110 --> 00:19:03.290
  • WHO WAS RAISED AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY,
  • 00:19:04.000 --> 00:19:06.070
  • UNLIKE ANY OTHER PROPHET OR ANY OTHER DEITY
  • 00:19:06.080 --> 00:19:09.190
  • -(CONGREGANTS APPLAUD) -THAT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO MAN.
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:12.020
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE APOSTLE PETER SAID
  • 00:19:12.030 --> 00:19:14.000
  • WITHOUT HESITATION IN ACTS 4:12,
  • 00:19:14.010 --> 00:19:16.060
  • "FOR THERE IS SALVATION IN NO ONE ELSE;
  • 00:19:16.070 --> 00:19:20.000
  • "FOR THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:24.020
  • "THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN AMONG MEN BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED."
  • 00:19:24.030 --> 00:19:28.070
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:28.080 --> 00:19:34.070
  • AND THAT'S WHY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:19:34.080 --> 00:19:35.240
  • WE OUGHTA BE SHARING THAT MESSAGE WITH PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:35.250 --> 00:19:38.170
  • WE SHARE THAT MESSAGE NOT BECAUSE WE HATE PEOPLE
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:41.070
  • OF OTHER RELIGIONS, BUT BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM.
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:45.160
  • WE DON'T WANT THEM TO MISS HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:45.170 --> 00:19:48.290
  • THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO STUMBLE OVER THE EXCLUSIVITY OF
  • 00:19:49.000 --> 00:19:53.220
  • JESUS FOR SALVATION, ARE THOSE WHO REALLY DON'T BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:19:53.230 --> 00:19:59.180
  • THEY REALLY DON'T BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:19:59.190 --> 00:20:02.130
  • THIS IS A MESSAGE, PLEASE HEAR ME,
  • 00:20:02.140 --> 00:20:05.020
  • NOT ONLY TO BE SHARED WITH OTHERS,
  • 00:20:05.030 --> 00:20:09.010
  • BUT THIS IS ALSO A MESSAGE WE MUST EMBRACE FOR OURSELVES.
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:14.020
  • YOU KNOW, IN 1 JOHN 5:13, THE APOSTLE WHOM JESUS LOVED
  • 00:20:14.030 --> 00:20:17.290
  • WROTE THESE WORDS:
  • 00:20:18.000 --> 00:20:19.130
  • "THESE THINGS HAVE I WRITTEN TO YOU WHO BELIEVE
  • 00:20:19.140 --> 00:20:22.220
  • "IN THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD,
  • 00:20:22.230 --> 00:20:24.130
  • "THAT YOU MAY KNOW YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
  • 00:20:24.140 --> 00:20:30.200
  • DO YOU KNOW?
  • 00:20:30.210 --> 00:20:31.280
  • FORGET OTHER PEOPLE, DO YOU KNOW?
  • 00:20:31.290 --> 00:20:36.060
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF YOU WAIT UNTIL YOU DIE
  • 00:20:36.070 --> 00:20:38.220
  • AND PASS FROM THIS LIFE INTO THE NEXT LIFE
  • 00:20:38.230 --> 00:20:41.000
  • TO DISCOVER WHETHER YOU ARE SAVED, YOU'VE WAITED TOO LONG.
  • 00:20:41.010 --> 00:20:46.050
  • YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE UNSURE ABOUT.
  • 00:20:46.060 --> 00:20:49.180
  • IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A MYSTERY.
  • 00:20:49.190 --> 00:20:51.240
  • GOD WANTS US TO BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:20:51.250 --> 00:20:56.000
  • ESCAPE THE WRATH OF GOD.
  • 00:20:56.010 --> 00:20:58.160
  • AND THE ONLY WAY TO ESCAPE THAT WRATH IS BY BELIEVING,
  • 00:20:58.170 --> 00:21:02.250
  • TRUSTING, AND CLINGING TO THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:02.260 --> 00:21:08.080
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD, EVERY ONE OF US HERE TODAY,
  • 00:21:08.090 --> 00:21:12.180
  • AND NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:17.090
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:17.100 --> 00:21:23.060
  • THE BIBLE IS CRYSTAL CLEAR ON THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:21:23.070 --> 00:21:26.150
  • NONE OF US ESCAPES THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:21:26.160 --> 00:21:29.100
  • APART FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:29.110 --> 00:21:32.020
  • AND AT THE SAME TIME, EVERY ONE OF US IS INVITED
  • 00:21:32.030 --> 00:21:35.230
  • TO ACCEPT THE GIFT OF SALVATION.
  • 00:21:35.240 --> 00:21:38.190
  • WELL, I WANNA SHARE AN ENCOURAGING NOTE I RECEIVED
  • 00:21:38.200 --> 00:21:42.000
  • FROM ONE OF YOUR FELLOW VIEWERS
  • 00:21:42.010 --> 00:21:43.240
  • WHO WAS IMPACTED BY THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:21:43.250 --> 00:21:46.140
  • THIS PERSON SAID, "PASTOR, I'M A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC
  • 00:21:46.150 --> 00:21:50.130
  • "WHO WAS SAVED MANY YEARS AGO,
  • 00:21:50.140 --> 00:21:52.260
  • "BUT I'VE ALWAYS HAD DOUBTS ABOUT MY SALVATION.
  • 00:21:52.270 --> 00:21:56.060
  • "WHEN YOU EXPLAINED WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, WELL,
  • 00:21:56.070 --> 00:21:59.120
  • "I'M NOT A PERSON WHO CRIES, BUT I BROKE DOWN RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:21:59.130 --> 00:22:03.250
  • "I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD.
  • 00:22:03.260 --> 00:22:06.000
  • "I KNOW I'M SAVED
  • 00:22:06.010 --> 00:22:07.110
  • "BECAUSE OF TRUSTING IN THE BLOOD OF CHRIST."
  • 00:22:07.120 --> 00:22:10.280
  • ISN'T THAT A GREAT TESTIMONY?
  • 00:22:10.290 --> 00:22:13.020
  • THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD, NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULAR
  • 00:22:13.030 --> 00:22:16.170
  • AND HOW SEEMINGLY INTOLERANT,
  • 00:22:16.180 --> 00:22:18.280
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTH THAT CAN SAVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:22:18.290 --> 00:22:22.040
  • SO PLEASE JOIN WITH ME AS, TOGETHER,
  • 00:22:22.050 --> 00:22:24.210
  • WE BRING THE LIFE-GIVING MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:22:24.220 --> 00:22:27.220
  • TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE MULTITUDES WHO ARE SEARCHING.
  • 00:22:27.230 --> 00:22:32.120
  • NOW, PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:22:32.130 --> 00:22:33.260
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:22:33.270 --> 00:22:37.210
  • THE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO ATTEND
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  • AMERICAN EVANGELICAL CHURCHES
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  • BELIEVE THAT THERE'S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:45.220
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA:
  • 00:22:45.230 --> 00:22:48.050
  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
  • 00:22:48.060 --> 00:22:49.290
  • [ANNOUNCER] IN HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:51.150
  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:51.160 --> 00:22:53.070
  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS ANSWERS QUESTIONS LIKE,
  • 00:22:53.080 --> 00:22:55.230
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCERE FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:22:55.240 --> 00:22:58.210
  • WHO WORSHIP A GOD BY ANOTHER NAME?
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:23:00.230
  • AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:23:00.240 --> 00:23:03.240
  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE,
  • 00:23:03.250 --> 00:23:05.290
  • THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OF JESUS IS VERY UNPOPULAR,
  • 00:23:06.000 --> 00:23:10.070
  • BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR THAT,
  • 00:23:10.080 --> 00:23:12.000
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:15.190
  • MY BOOK EQUIPS YOU TO SHARE THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH
  • 00:23:15.200 --> 00:23:19.070
  • WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
  • 00:23:19.080 --> 00:23:21.160
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  • IS YOURS WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:23:26.180 --> 00:23:30.030
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
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  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:23:31.190 --> 00:23:36.010
  • WHAT SATAN IS DOING IS USING RELIGION
  • 00:23:36.020 --> 00:23:39.100
  • AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:23:39.110 --> 00:23:41.120
  • HE'S USING RELIGION AS A FALSE LIGHT
  • 00:23:41.130 --> 00:23:45.030
  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE TRUE LIGHT,
  • 00:23:45.040 --> 00:23:47.290
  • JESUS CHRIST, WHO ILLUMINATES THE ONLY PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:52.220
  • [ANNOUNCER] THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:23:52.230 --> 00:23:54.010
  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULAR AND INTOLERANT,
  • 00:23:54.020 --> 00:23:56.130
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTH THAT CAN SAVE LIVES, RESTORE OUR NATION,
  • 00:23:56.140 --> 00:24:00.130
  • AND IMPACT OUR WORLD, AND THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS AND GIVING,
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:04.010
  • WE'RE ABLE TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:24:04.020 --> 00:24:06.000
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:06.010 --> 00:24:08.060
  • MUSIC
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:10.130
  • THIS MESSAGE, I REALIZE, IS UNPOPULAR IN OUR CULTURE.
  • 00:24:10.140 --> 00:24:14.280
  • PEOPLE TEND TO BRISTLE
  • 00:24:14.290 --> 00:24:16.120
  • WHEN THEY HEAR THE EXCLUSIVE CLAIMS OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:24:16.130 --> 00:24:20.120
  • BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:24:20.130 --> 00:24:23.160
  • WE WILL NEVER RETREAT FROM TELLING PEOPLE
  • 00:24:23.170 --> 00:24:27.030
  • THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:27.040 --> 00:24:30.070
  • THERE'S NO VALOR IN EMBELLISHING THE GOSPEL
  • 00:24:30.080 --> 00:24:33.020
  • TO MAKE IT MORE ATTRACTIVE.
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:35.100
  • THE GOSPEL OF JESUS IN ITS PUREST FORM
  • 00:24:35.110 --> 00:24:38.150
  • IS THE ONLY MESSAGE WE DECLARE AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:38.160 --> 00:24:42.190
  • WELL, TODAY WE'VE LOOKED AT THE FIRST TWO PROPOSITIONS
  • 00:24:42.200 --> 00:24:45.260
  • THAT ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS
  • 00:24:45.270 --> 00:24:48.160
  • TO THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:48.170 --> 00:24:52.000
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD,
  • 00:24:52.010 --> 00:24:54.040
  • AND NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:54.050 --> 00:24:58.220
  • NEXT TIME, WE'LL LOOK AT THE FINAL TWO PROPOSITIONS.
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:25:02.060
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:02.070 --> 00:25:05.180
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:05.190 --> 00:25:08.210
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:10.200 --> 00:25:13.060
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  • OF DR. JEFFESS'S BEST-SELLING BOOK,
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  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,
  • 00:25:17.110 --> 00:25:19.100
  • PLUS THE CHRISTIANITY, CULTS, AND RELIGIONS BROCHURE
  • 00:25:19.110 --> 00:25:22.080
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:25:22.090 --> 00:25:25.040
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:26.280
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:26.290 --> 00:25:29.250
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:25:29.260 --> 00:25:31.120
  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:31.130 --> 00:25:36.090
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF
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  • 00:25:41.040 --> 00:25:43.180
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:43.190 --> 00:25:47.100
  • YOU KNOW, SECULARISTS WILL ARGUE THAT
  • 00:25:47.110 --> 00:25:50.000
  • WE REALLY OBJECTIVELY LOOKED AT THE EVIDENCE
  • 00:25:50.010 --> 00:25:52.210
  • AND WE JUST CAN'T FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF GOD,
  • 00:25:52.220 --> 00:25:55.070
  • AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE REJECTED THE IDEA OF GOD.
  • 00:25:55.080 --> 00:25:57.090
  • THERE'S JUST NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
  • 00:25:57.100 --> 00:25:59.200
  • WELL, THE FACT IS THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:02.290
  • THE PERSON WHO REJECTS GOD HAS NOT EXAMINED THE EVIDENCE.
  • 00:26:03.000 --> 00:26:06.210
  • HE HAS STARTED WITH A PRESUPPOSITION THERE IS NO GOD,
  • 00:26:06.220 --> 00:26:10.060
  • AND HE'S FOUND EVIDENCE
  • 00:26:10.070 --> 00:26:11.130
  • TO TRY TO CONFIRM HIS PRESUPPOSITION.
  • 00:26:11.140 --> 00:26:15.030
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:15.040 --> 00:26:17.020
  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE,
  • 00:26:17.030 --> 00:26:18.180
  • WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS?
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • 00:26:30.190 --> 00:26:36.070
  • -(SOUNDS OF NATURE) -(GENTLE MUSIC)
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  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU ESCAPED
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  • THE PRESSURE OF DAILY LIFE
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  • AND REFRESHED YOUR SPIRIT IN THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION?
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