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Avoiding The Way Of Cain Part 1

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November 9, 2020
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When we ask people if they consider themselves to be good person most would likely say “yes”! But comparing ourselves to others doesn’t tell the whole story. Once we compare ourselves to a holy God; we quickly see our massive flaws. Today; I’m going to explain why none of us can measure up to the glory of God.

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • WHEN WE ASK PEOPLE IFTHEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES
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  • TO BE A GOOD PERSON,
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  • MOST PEOPLE LIKELYWOULD SAY YES,
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  • BUT COMPARINGOURSELVES TO OTHERS
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  • DOESN'T TELL THE WHOLE STORY.
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  • ONCE WE COMPAREOURSELVES TO A HOLY GOD,
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  • WE QUICKLY SEEOUR MASSIVE FLAWS.
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  • TODAY, I'M GOING TO EXPLAINWHY NONE OF US CAN MEASURE UP
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  • TO THE GLORY ANDHOLINESS OF GOD.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"AVOIDING THE WAY OF CAIN"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OFAMERICANS BELIEVE
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  • THAT MUSLIMS, BUDDHISTS,AND CHRISTIANS
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  • 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 TODEFEND THE TRUTH
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  • WITH THE HELPFUL RESOURCE
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  • CALLED "CHRISTIANITY,CULTS & RELIGIONS."
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  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISONHIGHLIGHTS THE KEY BELIEFS
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  • OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
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  • AND EXPOSES FALSE RELIGIONS
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  • LIKE ISLAM, BUDDHISM,AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESS.
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  • THE BROCHURES IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • NOTHING WILL CAUSE A MOREVITRIOLIC REACTION FROM PEOPLE
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  • THAN INSISTING THERE ISONLY ONE WAY TO ESCAPE HELL
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  • AND EXPERIENCE HEAVEN.
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  • BY THE WAY, I'M NOTSPEAKING THEORETICALLY.
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  • I'M SPEAKING FROMPERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
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  • NOT LONG AGO, IRECEIVED AN EMAIL
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  • FROM SOMEBODY WHO HADLISTENED TO A MESSAGE
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  • IN WHICH I WAS CLAIMING THEREIS ONLY ONE WAY TO BE SAVED.
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  • THIS MAN IDENTIFIEDHIMSELF AS A CHRISTIAN
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  • AND AS A MEMBEROF A CONSERVATIVE
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  • CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION.HE WROTE,
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  • "I THOUGHT CHRISTIANS WERETOLERANT OF OTHER RELIGIONS,
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  • THAT THEY BELIEVE THE UNITEDSTATES WAS ESTABLISHED
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  • SO THAT ALL PEOPLE COULD WORSHIPACCORDING TO THEIR DESIRES.
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  • SHAME, SHAME ON YOU FORTALKING ABOUT THINGS
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  • YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF.
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  • YOU ARE A SON OF THE DEVIL
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  • IF YOU ARE NOT TOLERANTOF ALL RELIGIONS."
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  • HOW'S THAT FOR BEINGTOLERANT? (LAUGHS)
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  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHS)
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  • APPARENTLY THIS MAN HAD AMISUNDERSTANDING OF TOLERANCE,
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  • LIKE MANY PEOPLE DO.
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  • HE THOUGHT BEING TOLERANTMEANS THAT WE BELIEVE
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  • THAT ALL IDEAS ANDBELIEFS ARE EQUALLY VALID.
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  • NO, THAT'S NOTWHAT TOLERANCE IS.
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  • MY SIMPLE DEFINITIONOF TOLERANCE
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  • IS RESPECTING OTHERPEOPLE'S RIGHT TO BE WRONG.
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  • THAT'S WHAT TOLERANCE IS,
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  • RESPECTING OTHER PEOPLE'SRIGHT TO BE WRONG.
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  • YOU KNOW, MANY PEOPLE EMBRACETHE IDEA OF PLURALISM.
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  • ALL IDEAS ARE EQUALLY VALID.
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  • NOBODY CAN CLAIMTO HAVE THE TRUTH.
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  • THAT'S PLURALISM,
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  • BUT THAT IS NOTWHAT TOLERANCE IS.
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  • TOLERANCE IS SAYING THEREIS AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TOACCEPT IT OR NOT.
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  • I RESPECT YOURRIGHT TO BE WRONG.
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  • BUT ALL TRUTHS ARENOT EQUALLY VALID,
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  • AND NOT ALL ROADSLEAD TO HEAVEN.
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  • THAT CERTAINLY WAS THETEACHING OF JESUS HIMSELF.
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  • IN MATTHEW 7, HE SAID,"ENTER BY THE," WHAT?
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  • "THE NARROW GATE,
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  • FOR BROAD IS THE WAY THATLEADS TO DESTRUCTION."
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  • AND THAT IS THEBASIS FOR OUR SERIES,
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  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN:
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  • SHARING AN EXCLUSIVE JESUSIN AN INCLUSIVE WORLD."
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  • LAST TIME, WE BEGANLOOKING AT THE TRUTH
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  • THAT THIS IDEA OFONE WAY OF SALVATION
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  • DIDN'T START INTHE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • THE GENESIS OF THIS IDEA IS,WELL, IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
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  • IT BEGINS ON THE OPENINGPAGES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • AND SPECIFICALLY, LAST TIME,
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  • WE LOOKED AT FIVE THEMESIN THE OLD TESTAMENT
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  • THAT POINT TO THEEXCLUSIVITY OF SALVATION.
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  • WE ONLY HAD TIME LAST TIMETO LOOK AT THE FIRST TWO.
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  • LET ME REVIEW THEMFOR YOU BRIEFLY.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WE TALKEDABOUT THE ONENESS OF GOD.
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  • THAT IS THE MOST BASIC TRUTHFOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • THE ONENESS OF GOD.
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  • REMEMBER DEUTERONOMY6, VERSE FOUR.
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  • "HERE O ISRAEL! THE LORDYOUR GOD IS ONE GOD."
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  • THERE ARE NOT MANY GODS.
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  • THERE IS ONE GOD, ANDWHO IS THE REAL GOD?
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  • HE IS THE ONE WHO IDENTIFIEDHIMSELF TO MOSES, SAYING,
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  • "I AM WHO I AM,"
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  • NOT, "I AM WHOEVERYOU THINK I AM."
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  • THAT'S THE ONENESS OF GOD.
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  • THE SECOND THEME WELOOKED AT LAST TIME
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  • WAS THE HOLINESS OF GOD.
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  • THE MOST TRANSCENDENTDESCRIPTION OF GOD
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  • FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE BIBLE
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  • IS THE ONES THAT THEANGELS PROCLAIMED
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  • IN ISAIAH'S VISION OF GOD WHENHE HEARD THE ANGELS PROCLAIM,
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  • "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!"
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  • YOU REMEMBER THATWORD HOLY MEANS
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  • LITERALLY TO CUT OR TO SEPARATE.
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  • WHEN WE SAY GOD IS HOLY, WEARE SAYING GOD IS SEPARATE.
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  • HE IS A CUT ABOVE EVERYTHINGAND EVERYONE IN HEAVEN,
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  • AND IN EARTH.
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  • AND OF COURSE, THEHOLINESS OF GOD MEANS
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  • THAT HE IS DISTINCT FROM US,
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  • AND HE HAS ASEPARATION FROM SIN.
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  • GOD HAS A ZEROTOLERANCE LEVEL FOR SIN.
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  • HE IS SEPARATE FROM EVIL.
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  • IN HABAKKUK 1,VERSE 13, GOD SAYS,
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  • "THINE EYES ARE TOOPURE TO APPROVE EVIL,
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  • AND THOU CAST NOT LOOK ONWICKEDNESS WITH FAVOR."
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  • OF COURSE, THE FACT THAT GODIS WHOLLY SEPARATE FROM SIN
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  • PRESENTS A PROBLEM FOR US,
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  • BECAUSE OF A THIRD TRUTH YOUFIND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
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  • AND THAT IS THESINFULNESS OF MAN.
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  • THERE IS A MORAL GULFBECAUSE OF GOD'S HOLINESS
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  • BETWEEN A HOLY GODAND A SINFUL MAN.
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  • IT IS A GULF THAT BEGANIN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
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  • AND CONTINUES TODAY.
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  • ONE WRITER HASVIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED
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  • HOW THE EVERYDAYCHOICES YOU AND I MAKE
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  • SHOW THAT GULF, THATSEPARATION BETWEEN GOD AND US.
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  • HE WRITES, "ABUSINESSMAN ON THE ROAD
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  • CHECKS INTO A MOTELROOM LATE AT NIGHT.
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  • HE KNOWS THE KIND OF MOVIES
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  • THAT ARE AVAILABLETO HIM IN THE ROOM.
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  • NO ONE WILL KNOW,
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  • BUT FIRST, HE HAS TOSAY A LITTLE PRAYER.
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  • DON'T LOOK AT ME, GOD.
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  • A MOM WITH ANGER ISSUESDECIDES TO BERATE HER KIDS
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  • BECAUSE SHE'S SO FRUSTRATED,
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  • AND BECAUSE SHE WILL GETA TWISTED RUSH OF PLEASURE
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  • FROM INFLICTING PAIN.
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  • BUT FIRST SHE HAS TOSAY A LITTLE PRAYER.
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  • DON'T LOOK AT ME, GOD.
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  • AN EXECUTIVE WHO'S GOINGTO PAD AN EXPENSE ACCOUNT,
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  • AN EMPLOYEE WHO'S GOING TO
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  • DELIBERATELY MAKE ACOWORKER LOOK BAD,
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  • A STUDENT WHO LOOKS AT SOMEBODYELSE'S PAPER DURING AN EXAM,
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  • A CHURCH MEMBER WHO LOOKSFORWARD TO THE CHANCE TO GOSSIP.
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  • BUT FIRST WE HAVE TOSAY A LITTLE PRAYER.
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  • GOD, DON'T LOOK AT ME.
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  • THE VERY FIRST TIME THATPRAYER WAS EVER UTTERED
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  • IS FOUND IN GENESISCHAPTER THREE.
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  • TAKE YOUR BIBLES ANDTURN THERE, IF YOU WILL.
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  • YOU REMEMBER THE STORY.
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  • GOD HAD PLANTED THE FIRSTCOUPLE, ADAM AND EVE,
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  • IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN,
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  • AND GOD HAD SAIDTO ADAM AND EVE,
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  • "YOU CAN EAT OF ANY TREE YOUWANT TO EAT OF, EXCEPT ONE."
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  • BUT SATAN UTILIZED A STRATEGYTHAT HE STILL USES TODAY
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  • TO DECEIVE PEOPLE.
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  • INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ONALL OF THE PROVISIONS
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  • GOD HAD MADE FOR THEM,
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  • SATAN CAUSED THAT FIRSTCOUPLE TO FOCUS IN
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  • ON THAT ONE PROHIBITION, THEONE THING THEY COULDN'T DO,
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  • AND SUDDENLY THEY BECAMEOBSESSED WITH THAT ONE THING
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  • GOD SAID YOU COULDN'T DO.
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  • AND SO SATAN SAIDTO THE FIRST COUPLE,
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  • "HAS GOD REALLY SAIDDON'T EAT OF THAT TREE?"
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  • HE CAUSED THEM TODOUBT THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • AND THEN WHEN HE DIDN'THAVE ANY SUCCESS THERE,
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  • HE ATTACKED THECHARACTER OF GOD.
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  • HE SAID, "YOU KNOW WHY GOD
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  • DOESN'T WANT YOUTO EAT THAT TREE?
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  • GOD IS A COSMIC KILLJOY
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  • WHO DOESN'T WANT YOUTO HAVE ANY FUN AT ALL.
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  • GOD IS TRYING TO ROB YOU OFTHAT ONE EXPERIENCE IN LIFE
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  • THAT WILL BRING TRUEFULFILLMENT TO YOU.
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  • GOD IS PARANOID.
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  • HE'S AFRAID YOU'LL DISCOVERTHAT YOU CAN LIVE LIFE
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  • JUST FINE WITHOUT HIM.
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  • SOMEBODY WELL SAID,
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  • "ALL SIN IS ROOTED IN ABASIC CONTEMPT FOR GOD."
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  • YOU CAN'T TRUST GOD.
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  • GOD CAN'T BE TRUSTED.
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  • HE'S TRYING TO KEEPSOMETHING GOOD FROM YOU.
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  • HOW DID EVE RESPOND?
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  • WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, SHELITERALLY TOOK THE BAIT
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  • BY TAKING A BITE OFTHAT FORBIDDEN FRUIT.
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  • VERSE SIX.
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  • "WHEN THE WOMAN SAW THATTHE TREE WAS GOOD FOR FOOD
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  • AND THAT IT WAS ADELIGHT TO THE EYES
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  • AND THAT THE TREE WASDESIRABLE TO MAKE ONE WISE,
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  • SHE TOOK FROM ITS FRUIT AND ATE,
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  • AND SHE GAVE ALSO TO HERHUSBAND WITH HER, AND HE ATE."
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  • YOU SAY, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
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  • ONE LITTLE MISTAKE, ONE LITTLEBITE TO THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT.
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  • WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?HERE'S THE BIG DEAL.
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  • PAUL EXPLAINED ITIN ROMANS 5:12,
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  • WHAT THAT ONE ACT OFDISOBEDIENCE MEANS TO YOU
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  • AND TO ME TODAY.
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  • ROMANS 5:12 SAYS, "THEREFORE,JUST AS THROUGH ONE MAN
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  • SIN ENTERED THE WORLD,AND DEATH THROUGH SIN,
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  • AND SO DEATH SPREAD TO ALLMEN BECAUSE ALL SINNED."
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  • AT THE MOMENT MOMENTOF THEIR DISOBEDIENCE,
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  • SIN SPREAD LIKE A VIRUSTHROUGH THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE,
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  • AND WITH THAT SIN CAME DEATH.
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  • GK CHESTERTON ONCE SAID,
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  • "THE ONLY PART OF THEOLOGYTHAT CAN ACTUALLY BE PROVED
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  • IS ORIGINAL SIN,"
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  • BECAUSE WE PROVE IT EVERYDAY OF OUR LIFE, DON'T WE?
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  • EVERY DAY, EVERYHOUR OF EVERY DAY,
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  • WE PROVE THAT WE HAVEINHERITED THE SIN VIRUS.
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  • YOU MIGHT SAY, "WELL,OKAY, I'M NOT PERFECT.
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  • I MAKE A FEW MISTAKES,BUT I'M NOT THAT BAD."
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  • HERE'S THE PROBLEM WITHCOMING TO THAT CONCLUSION.
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  • YOU AND I AREN'T QUALIFIED
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  • TO DIAGNOSE OURSPIRITUAL CONDITION.
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  • A FEW WEEKS AGO,
  • 00:10:41.397 --> 00:10:42.832
  • I WENT FOR MY ANNUAL CHECKUPAT THE DERMATOLOGIST,
  • 00:10:42.865 --> 00:10:45.301
  • AND THEY WERE GOING OVER MY LEG
  • 00:10:45.334 --> 00:10:48.037
  • AND THEY FOUND THISLITTLE RAISED PLACE,
  • 00:10:48.070 --> 00:10:50.039
  • AND THEY SAID, "WEBETTER SECTION THAT,
  • 00:10:50.072 --> 00:10:53.642
  • JUST DO A BIOPSY ON IT."
  • 00:10:53.676 --> 00:10:55.544
  • AND I COULD HAVE SAID,"OH NO, DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:10:55.578 --> 00:10:59.081
  • I FEEL JUST FINE. I'M FINE."
  • 00:10:59.115 --> 00:11:00.816
  • I COULD HAVE SAID THAT, BUTTHAT DOESN'T MEAN I WAS FINE.
  • 00:11:00.850 --> 00:11:03.219
  • I'M NOT QUALIFIED TOMAKE THAT DIAGNOSIS,
  • 00:11:03.252 --> 00:11:06.255
  • SO I LET THEM SECTIONA PART OF MY LEG
  • 00:11:06.288 --> 00:11:09.291
  • AND SEND IT OFF FOR A TEST.
  • 00:11:09.325 --> 00:11:10.760
  • THE TEST RESULTS CAMEBACK AND THE DOCTOR SAID,
  • 00:11:10.793 --> 00:11:13.329
  • "YOU'RE JUST FINE.
  • 00:11:13.362 --> 00:11:15.164
  • THAT'LL BE $2.000, PLEASE,"OR WHATEVER IT WAS, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:11:15.197 --> 00:11:17.600
  • "BUT YOU'RE FINE."
  • 00:11:17.633 --> 00:11:19.368
  • BUT I DIDN'T KNOWTHAT AT THE TIME.
  • 00:11:19.401 --> 00:11:21.337
  • I REALLY WASN'T QUALIFIEDTO MAKE THAT DIAGNOSIS.
  • 00:11:21.370 --> 00:11:24.273
  • IT'S THE SAME THING ABOUTOUR SPIRITUAL CONDITION.
  • 00:11:24.306 --> 00:11:26.776
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHATWE SAY ABOUT OURSELVES.
  • 00:11:26.809 --> 00:11:28.711
  • WE'RE NOT THE ONES TOMAKE THE DIAGNOSIS.
  • 00:11:28.744 --> 00:11:31.580
  • YOU KNOW WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUTOUR SPIRITUAL CONDITION?
  • 00:11:31.614 --> 00:11:34.550
  • HE SAYS WE HAVE AMALIGNANCY ON OUR SOUL
  • 00:11:34.583 --> 00:11:40.422
  • THAT IS GOING TO ENDIN ETERNAL DEATH.
  • 00:11:40.456 --> 00:11:42.658
  • IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOWGOD REALLY LOOKS AT YOU,
  • 00:11:42.691 --> 00:11:45.861
  • JUST READ WHAT HE'SWRITTEN ON YOUR CHART.
  • 00:11:45.895 --> 00:11:48.931
  • DO YOU WANT ME TOREAD IT TO YOU?
  • 00:11:48.964 --> 00:11:50.232
  • WHAT HE'S WRITTENABOUT YOU AND ME,
  • 00:11:50.266 --> 00:11:51.433
  • WHAT OUR REAL CONDITION IS?
  • 00:11:51.467 --> 00:11:53.269
  • GENESIS 6:5.
  • 00:11:53.302 --> 00:11:55.371
  • "THEN THE LORD SAW THATTHE WICKEDNESS OF MAN
  • 00:11:55.404 --> 00:11:58.440
  • WAS GREAT ON THE EARTH,
  • 00:11:58.474 --> 00:11:59.875
  • AND THAT EVERY INTENT OFTHE THOUGHTS OF HIS HEART
  • 00:11:59.909 --> 00:12:03.712
  • WAS ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY."
  • 00:12:03.746 --> 00:12:07.216
  • THAT'S HOW GOD LOOKS ON MAN.
  • 00:12:07.249 --> 00:12:09.084
  • HE LOOKS AT US ASCOMPLETELY EVIL.
  • 00:12:09.118 --> 00:12:11.821
  • EVERY THOUGHT WE HAVEIS EVIL CONTINUALLY.
  • 00:12:11.854 --> 00:12:16.659
  • OR LISTEN TO PSALM 14,VERSES ONE AND THREE.
  • 00:12:16.692 --> 00:12:20.029
  • "THE FOOL HAS SAID IN HIS HEART,
  • 00:12:20.062 --> 00:12:21.764
  • "THERE IS NO GOD."
  • 00:12:21.797 --> 00:12:23.299
  • THEY ARE CORRUPT, THEY HAVECOMMITTED ABOMINABLE DEEDS;
  • 00:12:23.332 --> 00:12:26.268
  • THERE IS NO ONE WHO DOES GOOD.
  • 00:12:26.302 --> 00:12:28.404
  • THEY HAVE ALL TURNED ASIDE;
  • 00:12:28.437 --> 00:12:30.206
  • TOGETHER THEY HAVEBECOME CORRUPT.
  • 00:12:30.239 --> 00:12:32.041
  • THERE IS NO ONE WHO DOESGOOD, NO, NOT EVEN ONE."
  • 00:12:32.074 --> 00:12:36.779
  • IF THOSE WORDS SOUND FAMILIAR,
  • 00:12:36.812 --> 00:12:38.314
  • THOSE ARE THE WORDS PAULQUOTES IN ROMANS CHAPTER THREE,
  • 00:12:38.347 --> 00:12:42.051
  • AND HE CONCLUDES WITH,
  • 00:12:42.084 --> 00:12:43.519
  • "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLENSHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
  • 00:12:43.552 --> 00:12:46.388
  • BUT NOTICE WHAT HE'S SAYING.
  • 00:12:46.422 --> 00:12:48.290
  • THERE'S NOT ONEPERSON, GOD SAYS,
  • 00:12:48.324 --> 00:12:50.159
  • WHO DOES GOOD IN THEWORLD, NOT EVEN ONE.
  • 00:12:50.192 --> 00:12:54.530
  • OR JEREMIAH 17:9,
  • 00:12:54.563 --> 00:12:56.665
  • "THE HEART IS MOREDECEITFUL THAN ALL ELSE
  • 00:12:56.699 --> 00:12:59.435
  • AND IS DESPERATELY SICK;
  • 00:12:59.468 --> 00:13:01.036
  • WHO CAN UNDERSTAND IT?"
  • 00:13:01.070 --> 00:13:04.673
  • IT'S THIS DIAGNOSISOF THE HUMAN CONDITION
  • 00:13:04.707 --> 00:13:06.842
  • THAT HAVE LED THEOLOGIANSTO ADOPT A DOCTRINE
  • 00:13:06.876 --> 00:13:09.511
  • THEY CALL THE TOTALDEPRAVITY OF MAN.
  • 00:13:09.545 --> 00:13:12.615
  • WHAT IS MAN'S SPIRITUAL STATE?
  • 00:13:12.648 --> 00:13:14.283
  • MAN IS TOTALLY DEPRAVED.
  • 00:13:14.316 --> 00:13:17.386
  • AND WE KIND OF WINCE ATTHAT, BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:13:17.419 --> 00:13:19.688
  • IT HURTS OUR PRIDE, OUR HUMANITY
  • 00:13:19.722 --> 00:13:21.457
  • TO SAY WE'RE TOTALLY DEPRAVED.
  • 00:13:21.490 --> 00:13:23.993
  • WE DON'T LIKE THAT, BUT WE ALSOREALLY DON'T THINK IT'S TRUE
  • 00:13:24.026 --> 00:13:27.529
  • BECAUSE WE LOOK AROUND EVENAT NON-CHRISTIANS, AND SAY,
  • 00:13:27.563 --> 00:13:30.532
  • WELL, THERE ARE NON-CHRISTIANSTHAT DO GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:13:30.566 --> 00:13:33.702
  • THERE ARE NON-CHRISTIANSTHAT, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:13:33.736 --> 00:13:35.704
  • GO HAMMER THINGS FORHABITAT FOR HUMANITY
  • 00:13:35.738 --> 00:13:38.107
  • OR GIVE TO THE AMERICANCANCER SOCIETY.
  • 00:13:38.140 --> 00:13:40.809
  • THERE ARE NONBELIEVERSTHAT DO GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:13:40.843 --> 00:13:43.746
  • HOW CAN WE SAY THAT MANIS TOTALLY DEPRAVED?
  • 00:13:43.779 --> 00:13:46.849
  • NOW, LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:13:46.882 --> 00:13:48.050
  • THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF MAN
  • 00:13:48.083 --> 00:13:49.785
  • DOESN'T DEAL WITHTHE DEPTH OF OUR SIN,
  • 00:13:49.818 --> 00:13:53.322
  • BUT THE BREADTH OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:13:53.355 --> 00:13:56.926
  • WHEN WE SAY MAN ISTOTALLY DEPRAVED,
  • 00:13:56.959 --> 00:13:59.561
  • WE'RE NOT SAYING ANY OFUS IS BAD AS WE COULD BE.
  • 00:13:59.595 --> 00:14:03.465
  • I MEAN, SIN COULD ALWAYSPULL EVERY ONE OF US DOWN
  • 00:14:03.499 --> 00:14:05.834
  • A LITTLE BITFURTHER, COULDN'T IT?
  • 00:14:05.868 --> 00:14:08.370
  • NO, THE TOTAL DEPRAVITYDOESN'T HAVE TO DO WITH
  • 00:14:08.404 --> 00:14:10.839
  • THE DEPTH OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:14:10.873 --> 00:14:12.374
  • IT HAS TO DO WITH THEBREADTH OF OUR SIN.
  • 00:14:12.408 --> 00:14:14.009
  • THAT IS THAT SIN VIRUS.
  • 00:14:14.043 --> 00:14:16.946
  • THAT CANCER CELL OFSIN THAT IS IN OUR BODY
  • 00:14:16.979 --> 00:14:19.648
  • HAS SPREAD TO EVERYPART OF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:19.682 --> 00:14:22.785
  • EVERY PART OF OUR LIFE
  • 00:14:22.818 --> 00:14:24.119
  • HAS BEEN INFECTEDAND POLLUTED BY SIN.
  • 00:14:24.153 --> 00:14:27.456
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE BIBLESAYS WE ARE TOTALLY DEPRIVED.
  • 00:14:27.489 --> 00:14:32.261
  • OUR SIN HAS PULLEDUS AWAY FROM GOD.
  • 00:14:32.294 --> 00:14:33.996
  • AGAIN, WE HAVE A HARDTIME UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:14:34.029 --> 00:14:36.231
  • THE GREAT DISTANCEBETWEEN US WHO ARE SINNERS
  • 00:14:36.265 --> 00:14:39.335
  • AND GOD WHO IS HOLY,
  • 00:14:39.368 --> 00:14:40.903
  • AND YOU KNOW WHY WEDON'T REALLY BELIEVE
  • 00:14:40.936 --> 00:14:42.571
  • THERE'S THAT GREAT CHASM?
  • 00:14:42.604 --> 00:14:44.940
  • WHY WE BELIEVE THATWE'RE ALL ONE WITH GOD?
  • 00:14:44.974 --> 00:14:48.344
  • IT'S BECAUSE WHEN WE'RELOOKING AT OURSELVES,
  • 00:14:48.377 --> 00:14:51.347
  • WE'RE USING THE WRONG STANDARDBY WHICH TO JUDGE OURSELVES.
  • 00:14:51.380 --> 00:14:55.484
  • IF WE'RE TRYING TO JUDGEOUR HUMAN CONDITION,
  • 00:14:55.517 --> 00:14:58.120
  • IT'S JUST HUMAN NATURE
  • 00:14:58.153 --> 00:14:59.822
  • TO COMPARE OURSELVES TO SOMEBODY
  • 00:14:59.855 --> 00:15:01.523
  • WHO WE BELIEVE ISWORSE THAN WE ARE.
  • 00:15:01.557 --> 00:15:03.826
  • YOU KNOW, NEXT TO THE DRUGDEALER, TO THE RAPIST,
  • 00:15:03.859 --> 00:15:06.595
  • TO THE MURDERER, TO ADOLFHITLER, TO OSAMA BIN LADEN,
  • 00:15:06.628 --> 00:15:09.365
  • WELL, I'M A PRETTY GOOD GUY.
  • 00:15:09.398 --> 00:15:11.166
  • NOT PERFECT, BUTI'M PRETTY GOOD.
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:13.168
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM ISTHAT'S THE WRONG STANDARD.
  • 00:15:13.202 --> 00:15:16.839
  • AND WHEN GOD EVALUATES US,
  • 00:15:16.872 --> 00:15:18.307
  • HE DOESN'T COMPAREUS TO OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:18.340 --> 00:15:20.342
  • HE COMPARES US TO HIMSELF.
  • 00:15:20.376 --> 00:15:22.978
  • AND BY THAT STANDARD,WE ARE TOTALLY DEPRAVED.
  • 00:15:23.012 --> 00:15:26.382
  • THINK OF IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:15:26.415 --> 00:15:28.083
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THENORTH POLE AND SOUTH POLE
  • 00:15:28.117 --> 00:15:31.754
  • IS CONSIDERABLE.
  • 00:15:31.787 --> 00:15:32.888
  • EVERYBODY AGREE WITH THAT?
  • 00:15:32.921 --> 00:15:34.757
  • THERE'S A CONSIDERABLEGEOGRAPHICAL DIFFERENCE
  • 00:15:34.790 --> 00:15:37.893
  • BETWEEN THE NORTHAND SOUTH POLES.
  • 00:15:37.926 --> 00:15:41.730
  • BUT THAT DIFFERENCEIS NEGLIGIBLE
  • 00:15:41.764 --> 00:15:44.566
  • COMPARED TO THE DISTANCEBETWEEN THE NORTH POLE
  • 00:15:44.600 --> 00:15:47.636
  • AND THE FARTHESTSTAR IN THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:15:47.669 --> 00:15:51.607
  • UNDERSTAND THAT?
  • 00:15:51.640 --> 00:15:53.108
  • DISTANCE BETWEEN THE NORTHPOLE AND THE SOUTH POLE
  • 00:15:53.142 --> 00:15:55.210
  • IS CONSIDERABLE, BUTIT'S ALSO NEGLIGIBLE,
  • 00:15:55.244 --> 00:15:58.647
  • WHEN YOU COMPARE THE DISTANCEBETWEEN THE NORTH POLE
  • 00:15:58.680 --> 00:16:01.183
  • AND THE FARTHESTSTAR IN THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:16:01.216 --> 00:16:02.751
  • SO IT IS IN OURRELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
  • 00:16:02.785 --> 00:16:05.721
  • YOU THINK, WE THINK THERE'STHIS GREAT DIFFERENCE
  • 00:16:05.754 --> 00:16:07.823
  • BETWEEN HUMANBEINGS IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:07.856 --> 00:16:10.292
  • NO, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENHUMANS IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:16:10.325 --> 00:16:12.761
  • THE MOST HOLY UNBELIEVERYOU CAN THINK OF
  • 00:16:12.795 --> 00:16:18.500
  • AND THE WORST SINNER.
  • 00:16:18.534 --> 00:16:19.968
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENPEOPLE IS ABOUT THIS MUCH
  • 00:16:20.002 --> 00:16:22.104
  • COMPARED TO THE DISTANCE BETWEENALL OF US AND A HOLY GOD.
  • 00:16:22.137 --> 00:16:26.642
  • AND THAT LEADS TOANOTHER TRUTH THAT WE SEE
  • 00:16:26.675 --> 00:16:29.144
  • THROUGHOUT THE OLDTESTAMENT, THE FOURTH TRUTH,
  • 00:16:29.178 --> 00:16:31.914
  • AND THAT IS THENEED FOR SACRIFICE.
  • 00:16:31.947 --> 00:16:35.017
  • BECAUSE OF OUR SINFULNESSAND THE HOLINESS OF GOD,
  • 00:16:35.050 --> 00:16:37.986
  • WE NEED A SACRIFICE FOR OUR SIN,
  • 00:16:38.020 --> 00:16:40.823
  • AND WE SEE THATFOR THE FIRST TIME
  • 00:16:40.856 --> 00:16:42.591
  • IN GENESIS 3, VERSE SEVEN.
  • 00:16:42.624 --> 00:16:44.359
  • LOOK WHAT HAPPENED AFTER ADAMAND EVE REBELLED AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:16:44.393 --> 00:16:48.230
  • "THEN THE EYES OF BOTHOF THEM WERE OPENED
  • 00:16:48.263 --> 00:16:51.633
  • AND THEY KNEW THATTHEY WERE NAKED;
  • 00:16:51.667 --> 00:16:54.303
  • AND THEY SEWED FIGLEAVES TOGETHER
  • 00:16:54.336 --> 00:16:56.872
  • AND MADE THEMSELVESLOIN COVERINGS."
  • 00:16:56.905 --> 00:17:00.042
  • REMEMBER THIS.
  • 00:17:00.075 --> 00:17:01.009
  • SIN ALWAYS PRODUCES GUILT,
  • 00:17:01.043 --> 00:17:04.913
  • AND GUILT ALWAYS PRODUCESA DESIRE FOR A COVERING.
  • 00:17:04.947 --> 00:17:11.053
  • ALL OF US INNATELY FEELGUILTY WHEN WE SIN,
  • 00:17:11.086 --> 00:17:13.989
  • AND THAT GUILT ALWAYSPRODUCES A DESIRE
  • 00:17:14.022 --> 00:17:16.959
  • TO COVER OVER OUR GUILT.
  • 00:17:16.992 --> 00:17:19.228
  • AND THAT'S WHATADAM AND EVE DID.
  • 00:17:19.261 --> 00:17:20.629
  • THE FIRST THING THEY DID WAS,
  • 00:17:20.662 --> 00:17:22.264
  • AFTER THEY WEREAWARE OF THEIR SIN,
  • 00:17:22.297 --> 00:17:24.800
  • THEY TRIED TO SEWTOGETHER THEIR OWN COVER
  • 00:17:24.833 --> 00:17:27.669
  • TO HIDE THEIR NAKEDNESS.
  • 00:17:27.703 --> 00:17:30.005
  • BUT NOTICE WHATHAPPENED IN GENESIS 3:8.
  • 00:17:30.038 --> 00:17:32.407
  • "WHEN GOD CAME LOOKING FORTHEM IN THE COOL OF THE DAY."
  • 00:17:32.441 --> 00:17:38.580
  • IT WAS THE COOLESTPART OF THE DAY.
  • 00:17:38.614 --> 00:17:40.349
  • A WIND WAS BLOWING, PROBABLY,
  • 00:17:40.382 --> 00:17:43.118
  • AND SUDDENLY, ADAMAND EVE BECAME AWARE
  • 00:17:43.152 --> 00:17:45.187
  • THAT THAT FIG COVERINGWASN'T DOING THE TRICK.
  • 00:17:45.220 --> 00:17:50.092
  • THEY STARTED TO FEEL ALITTLE DRAFTY IN THE GARDEN.
  • 00:17:50.125 --> 00:17:53.362
  • THEY WERE AWARE OF HOWINADEQUATE THEIR COVERING WAS,
  • 00:17:53.395 --> 00:17:56.798
  • AND THAT IS THE MOMENTTHAT GOD CONFRONTED THEM,
  • 00:17:56.832 --> 00:18:00.569
  • AND WHEN GOD CONFRONTED THEM,
  • 00:18:00.602 --> 00:18:02.838
  • ONLY THEN WERETHEY IN A POSITION
  • 00:18:02.871 --> 00:18:05.741
  • TO RECEIVE THECOVERING HE HAD MADE.
  • 00:18:05.774 --> 00:18:09.378
  • LOOK AT VERSE 21.
  • 00:18:09.411 --> 00:18:12.481
  • "THEN THE LORD GODMADE GARMENTS OF SKIN
  • 00:18:12.514 --> 00:18:16.852
  • FOR ADAM AND HIS WIFE,AND CLOTHED THEM."
  • 00:18:16.885 --> 00:18:20.522
  • DID YOU KNOW THIS IS A RECORD
  • 00:18:20.556 --> 00:18:21.924
  • OF THE VERY FIRSTDEATH IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:18:21.957 --> 00:18:24.893
  • NOTHING HAD DIEDBEFORE THIS TIME.
  • 00:18:24.927 --> 00:18:28.130
  • THIS IS THE VERY FIRST DEATH,
  • 00:18:28.163 --> 00:18:29.631
  • AND IT WAS THE DEATH OFAN ANIMAL THAT GOD KILLED
  • 00:18:29.665 --> 00:18:32.401
  • TO PROVIDE A COVERINGFOR ADAM AND EVE.
  • 00:18:32.434 --> 00:18:36.471
  • GOD WAS TEACHING ADAM ANDEVE AND ALL OF MANKIND
  • 00:18:36.505 --> 00:18:39.208
  • THE MOST IMPORTANTLESSON WE CAN EVER LEARN,
  • 00:18:39.241 --> 00:18:42.277
  • AND THAT IS, SOMETHINGINNOCENT HAS TO DIE
  • 00:18:42.311 --> 00:18:45.581
  • FOR SOMETHING GUILTY,
  • 00:18:45.614 --> 00:18:47.082
  • AND GOD MUST PROVIDETHE SACRIFICE.
  • 00:18:47.115 --> 00:18:49.685
  • AND WE SEE THAT THEMEOVER AND OVER AGAIN
  • 00:18:49.718 --> 00:18:52.154
  • THROUGHOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:18:52.187 --> 00:18:53.388
  • FOR EXAMPLE, UNDERTHE MOSAIC LAW,
  • 00:18:53.422 --> 00:18:56.191
  • REMEMBER THERE WERE ALLKINDS OF SACRIFICES REQUIRED,
  • 00:18:56.225 --> 00:18:59.428
  • BUT THE HIGHEST DAY ON THEJEWISH CALENDAR WAS WHAT?
  • 00:18:59.461 --> 00:19:02.631
  • YOM KIPPUR, THEDAY OF ATONEMENT.
  • 00:19:02.664 --> 00:19:05.033
  • WE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEFORE.
  • 00:19:05.067 --> 00:19:06.435
  • REMEMBER WHATHAPPENED ON THAT DAY?
  • 00:19:06.468 --> 00:19:09.738
  • IN THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
  • 00:19:09.771 --> 00:19:11.173
  • WHERE NOBODY BUT THE HIGHPRIEST COULD ENTER ONCE A YEAR,
  • 00:19:11.206 --> 00:19:14.142
  • WAS THE ARK OF THE COVENANT,
  • 00:19:14.176 --> 00:19:16.078
  • AND IN THAT ARK WAS A COPYOF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS,
  • 00:19:16.111 --> 00:19:19.214
  • AND ON TOP OF THAT ARK
  • 00:19:19.248 --> 00:19:20.682
  • WAS A GOLDEN LIDCALLED THE MERCY SEAT,
  • 00:19:20.716 --> 00:19:24.953
  • AND ON EACH ENDOF THE MERCY SEAT
  • 00:19:24.987 --> 00:19:28.056
  • WERE REPLICAS OF TWOANGELS, THE CHERUBS.
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:31.760
  • THE CHERUBIM GUARDEDTHE HOLINESS OF GOD.
  • 00:19:31.793 --> 00:19:35.397
  • AND GOD WAS THOUGHT TO DWELLBETWEEN THOSE TWO CHERUBIM,
  • 00:19:35.430 --> 00:19:39.768
  • AND THE PICTURE WAS VERY CLEAR.
  • 00:19:39.801 --> 00:19:41.870
  • GOD WAS LOOKING DOWN ON THE LAW,
  • 00:19:41.903 --> 00:19:45.574
  • THE 10 COMMANDMENTS THAT HADBEEN BROKEN BY HIS PEOPLE,
  • 00:19:45.607 --> 00:19:48.944
  • AND BECAUSE THE PEOPLEHAD BROKEN THE LAW,
  • 00:19:48.977 --> 00:19:51.346
  • JUDGMENT WAS NECESSARY.
  • 00:19:51.380 --> 00:19:53.548
  • BUT LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:19:53.582 --> 00:19:54.716
  • ACCORDING TO LEVITICUS16, ONCE A YEAR,
  • 00:19:54.750 --> 00:19:56.451
  • THE HIGH PRIEST WOULD,FIRST OF ALL, KILL A BULL
  • 00:19:56.485 --> 00:20:00.322
  • AS A SACRIFICE FOR HIS OWN SINS.
  • 00:20:00.355 --> 00:20:02.557
  • THE HIGH PRIEST WAS A SINNERWHO NEEDED FORGIVENESS HIMSELF,
  • 00:20:02.591 --> 00:20:05.727
  • AND ONLY AFTER HEHAD OFFERED THIS BULL
  • 00:20:05.761 --> 00:20:07.863
  • AS THE SACRIFICEFOR HIS OWN SINS,
  • 00:20:07.896 --> 00:20:09.665
  • DID HE THEN TAKE AGOAT AND KILL THE GOAT,
  • 00:20:09.698 --> 00:20:13.468
  • TAKE ITS BLOOD, ENTERINTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
  • 00:20:13.502 --> 00:20:17.873
  • AND HE TOOK THATBLOOD AND HE PLACED IT
  • 00:20:17.906 --> 00:20:20.709
  • ON THE TOP OF THATARK, THE MERCY SEAT.
  • 00:20:20.742 --> 00:20:24.446
  • HE COVERED THE MERCY SEAT.
  • 00:20:24.479 --> 00:20:27.282
  • THAT WORD COVER MEANS HEATONED THE MERCY SEAT.
  • 00:20:27.316 --> 00:20:31.253
  • AND THE PICTURE WAS,
  • 00:20:31.286 --> 00:20:32.754
  • WHEN GOD NOW LOOKED DOWN ONTHE LAW THAT HAD BEEN BROKEN,
  • 00:20:32.788 --> 00:20:35.057
  • HE NO LONGER SAW THE BROKEN LAW.
  • 00:20:35.090 --> 00:20:37.426
  • HE SAW THE BLOOD THAT COVERED
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  • THE TRANSGRESSIONSOF THE PEOPLE.
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  • AND THAT WAS THE LESSONGOD WAS TEACHING.
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  • SOMETHING INNOCENT HAD DIEFOR THAT WHICH WAS GUILTY.
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  • AND BY THE WAY, WHO IS ITTHAT CREATED THE SACRIFICE?
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  • WHO WAS AT THECREATED THAT GOAT?
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  • DID THE ISRAELITES CREATE IT?
  • 00:20:53.809 --> 00:20:55.377
  • NO, GOD WAS THEONE WHO CREATED IT.
  • 00:20:55.410 --> 00:20:58.246
  • IN LEVITICUS 17:11, HE SAYS,
  • 00:20:58.280 --> 00:21:00.182
  • "FOR THE LIFE OF THEFLESH IS IN THE BLOOD,
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  • AND I HAVE GIVEN ITTO YOU ON THE ALTAR
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  • TO MAKE AN ATONEMENTFOR YOUR SOULS."
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  • I'M THE ONE WHO GAVETHIS GOAT TO YOU
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  • AS A SACRIFICE FOR YOUR SINS.
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  • ONE MORE EXAMPLE INTHE OLD TESTAMENT.
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  • GENESIS 22.
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  • REMEMBER GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM,"I WANT YOU TO TAKE YOUR SON,
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  • THE SON WHOM YOULOVE, YOUR SON ISAAC,
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  • AND I WANT YOU TO TAKEHIM TO MOUNT MORIAH
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  • AND OFFER HIM AS A SACRIFICE."
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  • ABRAHAM DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT,
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  • BUT HE KNEW GOD HADSPOKEN, AND HE OBEYED GOD.
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  • HE TOOK ISAAC WITH HIM,
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  • WHO WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 19YEARS OLD WHEN THIS HAPPENED,
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  • AND THEY GOT ONTOP OF MOUNT MORIAH
  • 00:21:41.623 --> 00:21:45.127
  • AND HE PUT ISAAC, WHOWILLINGLY SUBMITTED HIMSELF
  • 00:21:45.160 --> 00:21:48.997
  • TO BE OFFERED AS ANOFFERING ON THE ALTAR.
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  • AS ABRAHAM RAISED HIS KNIFE,
  • 00:21:51.833 --> 00:21:54.169
  • REMEMBER AT THE VERY LASTMOMENT, GOD SHOUTED OUT,
  • 00:21:54.202 --> 00:21:58.540
  • "ABRAHAM, ABRAHAM!
  • 00:21:58.573 --> 00:22:00.909
  • STOP, STOP!
  • 00:22:00.942 --> 00:22:02.778
  • FOR NOW I KNOWTHAT YOU LOVE ME."
  • 00:22:02.811 --> 00:22:06.415
  • AND REMEMBER,ABRAHAM LOOKED OVER
  • 00:22:06.448 --> 00:22:08.316
  • AND HE SAW A RAMCAUGHT IN THE THICKET.
  • 00:22:08.350 --> 00:22:12.888
  • GOD SAID, "THISIS THE SACRIFICE,"
  • 00:22:12.921 --> 00:22:15.824
  • AND HE OFFERED THAT RAMTHAT GOD HAD PROVIDED
  • 00:22:15.857 --> 00:22:20.028
  • AS AN ATONEMENT FOR SIN.
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  • IT IS NO ACCIDENT,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
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  • THAT IN THAT VERY SAMEMOUNTAIN RANGE CALLED MORIAH,
  • 00:22:24.766 --> 00:22:29.571
  • LITERALLY GOD WILL PROVIDE,
  • 00:22:29.604 --> 00:22:32.674
  • IN THAT VERY SAME MOUNTAINREGION, 2000 YEARS LATER,
  • 00:22:32.707 --> 00:22:37.012
  • ANOTHER SACRIFICE WAS OFFERED.
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  • ON THAT OLD RUGGED CROSS,
  • 00:22:39.714 --> 00:22:42.551
  • THE LORD JESUSCHRIST HIMSELF HUNG,
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  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST,THE LAMB OF GOD
  • 00:22:45.620 --> 00:22:49.124
  • WHO TAKES AWAY THESIN OF THE WORLD.
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  • GOD WAS TEACHING ALLOF US THE LESSONS.
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  • SOMEONE INNOCENT MUST DIE FORTHOSE OF US WHO ARE GUILTY,
  • 00:22:55.096 --> 00:22:59.501
  • AND GOD IS THE ONE WHOPROVIDES THE SACRIFICE.
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  • 00:23:03.405 --> 00:23:09.344
  • JUST AS CAIN WANTED TOPLEASE GOD ON HIS OWN TERMS,
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