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Christianity's Most Offensive Belief Part 1

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November 2, 2020
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Today as we begin our new series “Not All Roads Lead To Heaven” we will examine why Christians are in danger of surrendering the most important doctrine of our faith.

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Christianity's Most Offensive Belief Part 1

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  • [NARRATOR] FROM THE PULPITOF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS TEXAS, THISIS PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND
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  • WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • FROM THE VERY BEGINNING,JESUS MADE IT CLEAR,
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  • "I AM THE WAY, AND THETRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
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  • "NO ONE COMES TO THEFATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
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  • YET, ACCORDING TOA RECENT SURVEY,
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  • NEARLY 60% OFEVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS
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  • BELIEVE THAT OTHERRELIGIONS CAN LEAD TO GOD.
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  • AND THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH THAT
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  • ARE BEING TYPECAST ASHATEFUL AND INTOLERANT.
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  • WELL, OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS,
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  • I'LL ADDRESS THIS URGENT TOPICIN A TIMELY SERIES CALLED,
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  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN.MY MESSAGE IS TITLED,
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  • "CHRISTIANITY'S MOSTOFFENSIVE BELIEF"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • [NARRATOR] 63% OF AMERICANSBELIEVE 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 TODEFEND THE TRUTH
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  • WITH THE HELPFULRESOURCE CALLED,
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  • "CHRISTIANITY CULTSAND RELIGIONS."
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  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
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  • HIGHLIGHTS THE KEY BELIEFSOF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
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  • AND EXPOSES FALSE RELIGIONSLIKE ISLAM, BUDDHISM,
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  • AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES.
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  • THE BROCHURE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANSHAVE LOST THE BATTLE
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  • OVER HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE.
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  • NOT ONLY IN THE SUPREME COURT,
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  • BUT IN THE COURTOF PUBLIC OPINION.
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  • DID YOU KNOW FOREXAMPLE, THAT SINCE 1996,
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  • THE PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANSWHO APPROVE OF SAME SEX UNIONS
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  • HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED?
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  • AND RESPONDING TO THAT TREND,
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  • THE SUPREME COURT ON JUNE 26,2015 INSHRINED GAY MARRIAGE
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  • AS A CIVIL RIGHT.
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  • AND NUMEROUS TELEVISION DEBATES,
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  • I HAVE POINTED OUTTHE FACT THAT IN 1885,
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  • THE SUPREME COURT DEFINEMARRIAGE AS THAT HOLY UNION
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  • BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.
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  • AND NOW THE SUPREME COURT SAYS,
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  • MARRIAGE IS WHATEVERYOU WANT IT TO BE.
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  • AND I OFTEN ASK THE QUESTION,
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT CHANGEDBETWEEN 1885 AND 2015?
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  • IN THOSE 130 YEARS, DIDTHE CONSTITUTION CHANGE?
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  • NO.
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  • WHAT CHANGED WAS THE CULTURE.
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  • AND THE SUPREME COURT CAVEDIN TO CULTURAL APPROVAL.
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  • BUT THAT'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE
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  • OF HOW WE'RE LOSING THEBATTLE FOR BIBLICAL TRUTH.
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  • MY REAL PURPOSE TODAY IS NOTTO TALK ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE,
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  • IT IS ABOUT TOTALK ABOUT ANOTHER,
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  • AN EVEN MORE FOUNDATIONAL ISSUE
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  • WE'RE IN DANGER OF SURRENDERING.
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  • RIGHT NOW, CHRISTIANS,CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS,
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  • ARE WAFFLING AND WAVERING
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  • ON THE FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFOF ALL CHRISTIANITY,
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  • AND THAT IS THAT SALVATION
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  • IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO THOSEWHO TRUST IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR.
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  • WAFFLING ON THAT ISSUE PASTOR,
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  • SURELY YOU'RE EXAGGERATING?
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  • NO, CONSIDER A RECENT PEER STUDY
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  • THAT REVEALED THAT70% OF AMERICANS
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  • WITH A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONSAY THAT MANY RELIGIONS,
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  • NOT JUST THEIR OWN CANLEAD TO ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • YOU SAY, "WELL, THAT'SEASILY EXPLAINED."
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  • CULTURALLY, A LOT OF AMERICANSCLAIM TO BE RELIGIOUS,
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  • BUT THEY'RE NOTREALLY CHRISTIAN.
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  • SO WE UNDERSTAND THAT, WEUNDERSTAND WHY 70% OF AMERICANS
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  • WOULD SAY THERE'S MORETHAN ONE WAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • BUT SURELY THESTATISTICS ARE DIFFERENT
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  • AMONG EVANGELICAL BIBLEBELIEVING CHRISTIANS.
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  • DON'T BE SO SURE.
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  • IN 2008, A POLL OF 35.000AMERICANS REVEALED THAT 57%
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  • OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANSBELIEVE THAT MANY RELIGIONS,
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  • NOT JUST CHRISTIANITY,
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  • MANY RELIGIONS LEADTO ETERNAL LIFE.
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  • YOU MAY BE SAYING, "SO WHAT?
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  • "I MEAN, AS LONG AS I BELIEVE
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  • "THAT JESUS IS THEONLY WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOESIT MAKE IF IN FACT,
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  • "THERE ARE OTHERWAYS TO HEAVEN?"
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  • HERE IS THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES.
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  • WHAT YOU BELIEVEABOUT THIS ISSUE
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  • OF EXCLUSIVITY OFCHRIST FOR SALVATION,
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  • WHAT YOU BELIEVEABOUT THIS ISSUE,
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  • WILL DETERMINE WHETHER YOUSPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN
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  • OR IN HELL.
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  • NOW, IF YOU THINKTHAT'S AN EXAGGERATION,
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  • CONSIDER THIS ILLUSTRATION.
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  • LET'S SAY YOU'RE WANTING TOGO TO HOUSTON FROM DALLAS.
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  • BUT INSTEAD OF GETTINGON I-45 TO HOUSTON,
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  • YOU MISTAKENLY GET ON I-75NORTH, HEADED TO OKLAHOMA.
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  • NOW I CAN TELL YOU, I DON'TCARE HOW SINCERE YOU ARE,
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  • IF YOU GET ON I-75AND TRAVEL NORTH,
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  • IT WON'T MATTER HOWLONG YOU TRAVEL,
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  • YOU WILL NEVER GET TO HOUSTON.
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  • EVERYBODY AGREEING WITH THAT?
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  • [CONGREGATION] YES.
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  • YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY.
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  • SO LET'S SAY ABOUT ANHOUR INTO YOUR TRIP,
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  • YOU REALIZE YOU'RE HEADEDIN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE A MAP,YOU DON'T HAVE A GPS,
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  • REALIZING THAT YOU'REON THE WRONG ROAD
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  • STILL DOESN'T HELP YOUGET ON THE RIGHT ROAD,
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  • BECAUSE FRANKLY, THERE AREHUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS
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  • OF ROADS AND HIGHWAYS IN TEXAS
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  • THAT YOU COULD TAKEAND END UP ANYWHERE.
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  • SEE, IT'S NOT ENOUGH
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  • JUST TO REALIZE YOUARE ON THE WRONG ROAD.
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  • IF YOU ARE ON THE WRONG ROAD,
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  • THERE'S NO GUARANTEE YOU'LLGET ON THE RIGHT ROAD.
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  • NOW, HERE'S MY POINT,
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  • JESUS CHRIST SAID,
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  • "IF YOU'RE TRYING TONAVIGATE YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • "THERE'S ONLY ONEWAY TO GET THERE."
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  • MATTHEW 7:13-14,
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  • ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE,FOR THE GATE IS WIDE,
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  • AND THE WAY IS BROAD THATLEADS TO DESTRUCTION,
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  • AND MANY ARE THOSEWHO ENTER BY IT.
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  • FOR THE GATE IS SMALLAND THE WAY IS NARROW
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  • THAT LEADS TO LIFE ANDFEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT.
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  • JESUS SAID, "THE WAYTO HEAVEN ISN'T BROAD,
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  • "IT'S VERY, VERY NARROW."
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  • AND JESUS ALSO SLAMMED THEDOOR ON ANY POSSIBILITY
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  • THAT THERE'S ANOTHERROUTE TO HEAVEN.
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  • IN JOHN 14:5-6THOMAS SAID TO HIM,
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  • "LORD, WE DON'T KNOWWHERE YOU ARE GOING,
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  • "HOW DO WE KNOW THE WAY?"
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  • JESUS SAID TO HIM, "I AM THEWAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
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  • "NOBODY COMES TO THEFATHER, BUT THROUGH ME."
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  • SO, LET'S JUST SAYYOU HAVE DECIDED
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  • THAT JESUS IS THEONLY WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • AND YOU ARE TRUSTING IN HIM,YOU'RE HEADED ON THAT ROAD.
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  • BUT THEN YOU DISCOVER
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  • THAT JESUS WAS REALLYWRONG ABOUT THAT,
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  • YOU DISCOVER THAT IN FACT,THERE ARE MANY ROADS TO HEAVEN.
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  • NOW, FOLLOW ME ON THIS.
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  • IF JESUS WAS WRONG WHEN HE SAID,
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  • "I'M THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN."
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  • AND IN FACT, THERE AREMULTIPLE WAYS TO HEAVEN.
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  • IF JESUS WAS WRONG ABOUTTHAT, THEN THAT MEANS
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  • HE'S NOT THE ALL-KNOWINGOMNISCIENT SON OF GOD, RIGHT?
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  • IF JESUS IS WRONG ON THISISSUE, HE CAN'T BE GOD,
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  • BECAUSE GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING.
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  • GOD HAS NO ERROR ORFALSEHOOD IN HIM, OKAY?
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  • SO, IF JESUS IN FACTIS NOT THE SON OF GOD,
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  • THEN THAT MEANS WHENHE DIED ON THE CROSS,
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  • HE WAS DYING FOR HISSINS NOT FOR OUR SINS,
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  • IF HE WASN'T THE SON OF GOD,
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  • EVERYBODY AGREEINGWITH THAT? OKAY?
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  • IF JESUS DIED ON THE CROSSFOR HIS SINS AND NOT OUR SINS,
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  • THEN IT MEANS YOUAND I ARE STILL DEAD
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  • IN OUR SINS ANDTRESPASSES, RIGHT?
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  • AND IT MEANSCHRISTIANITY IS FALSE.
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  • SO, IF JESUS WASWRONG ON THIS ISSUE
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  • OF THE EXCLUSIVITY OFCHRIST THROUGH SALVATION,
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  • THEN CHRISTIANITYITSELF UNRAVELS
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  • LIKE A CHEAP SWEATER, OKAY?
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  • BUT JUST BECAUSE YOUSUDDENLY DISCOVER
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  • YOU'RE ON THE WRONGROAD TO HEAVEN
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  • THAT CHRISTIANITYIN FACT IS NOT TRUE,
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  • JUST BECAUSE YOU'REON THE WRONG ROAD,
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  • THAT STILL DOESN'THELP YOU DETERMINE
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  • WHICH ROAD TO GETON TO GO TO HEAVEN.
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  • BECAUSE THE FACT IS, THEREARE THOUSANDS OF POSSIBILITIES
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  • OF DIFFERENT RELIGIONS YOUCAN CHOOSE TO GO TO HEAVEN.
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  • AND HERE'S THE KICKER,
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  • MOST EVERY ONE OF THOSE OTHERRELIGIONS EXCEPT FOR HINDUISM,
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  • TEACH THAT THEY ARETHE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • BUDDHISM, ISLAM,OTHER RELIGIONS SAY,
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  • "WE ARE THE EXCLUSIVEWAY TO HEAVEN."
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  • SO IF YOU SUDDENLY REALIZE,
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  • JESUS WAS WRONG AND HE'SNOT THE WAY TO HEAVEN,
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  • HOW DO YOU FIND THERIGHT WAY TO HEAVEN?
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  • AND THAT'S WHYI'M SAYING TO YOU,
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  • THIS ISSUE ABOUT THEEXCLUSIVITY OF CHRIST
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  • IS NOT SOME TANGENTTO WRANGLE ABOUT,
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  • IT IS THE ESSENCE OF THE WHOLEETERNAL ISSUE OF JOB 9:2.
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  • HOW CAN A MAN BE MADERIGHT BEFORE GOD?
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  • HOW YOU ANSWER THAT QUESTION
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  • AFFECTS NOT ONLYYOUR ETERNAL DESTINY,
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  • BUT THE DESTINY OF YOURFAMILIES, YOUR FRIENDS,
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  • AND THE ENTIRE WORLD.
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  • WHY ARE WE LOSING THIS BATTLE
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  • FOR THE EXCLUSIVITYOF JESUS CHRIST
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  • AS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION?
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  • IT'S FOR THE SAMEREASON WE'VE LOST
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  • THE HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE DEBATE.
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  • WE HAVE BEENOUT-FOUGHT, OUT-ARGUED,
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  • AND OUT-MARKETED ON THIS ISSUE.
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  • LET'S TAKE A MOMENT AND LOOKAT EACH OF THESE POINTS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WEARE BEING OUT-FOUGHT
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  • ON THE ISSUE OF EXCLUSIVITY.
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  • THIS ISSUE THAT WE'RETALKING ABOUT IN THIS SERIES,
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  • NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN.
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  • THIS ISSUE IS GROUND ZEROFOR THE LARGER BATTLE
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  • BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF GODAND THE KINGDOM OF SATAN.
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  • I SAY IT'S GROUND ZERO
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  • BECAUSE IT IS THE HEART OFEVERYTHING GOD IS TRYING TO DO
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  • AND EVERYTHING SATANIS TRYING TO DO.
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  • YOU SEE, THE ETERNALISSUE FOR MANKIND IS,
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  • WILL YOU ACCEPT GOD'S WAY OFFORGIVENESS THROUGH CHRIST?
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  • OR WILL YOU TRY TO FIND ORMANUFACTURE YOUR OWN WAY TO GOD?
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  • YOU SEE, EVER SINCE THE FALL
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  • WHEN ADAM AND EVE FELLIN SIN IN THE GARDEN,
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  • THE CHOICE HAS BEEN, HOWWILL YOU COVER OVER YOUR SIN?
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  • REMEMBER WHEN ADAMAND EVE SINNED,
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  • THEY WERE FILLEDWITH SHAME AND GUILT,
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  • AND THEY TRIED TO MANUFACTURE
  • 00:10:21.610 --> 00:10:23.145
  • THEIR OWN COVERING OF FIGLEAVES TO COVER THEIR GUILT.
  • 00:10:23.179 --> 00:10:26.348
  • THAT DIDN'T WORK.
  • 00:10:26.382 --> 00:10:27.616
  • GOD CAME TO THEM,HE KILLED AN ANIMAL,
  • 00:10:27.650 --> 00:10:30.219
  • THE FIRST DEATH IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:10:30.252 --> 00:10:32.088
  • TOOK THE SKIN OF THAT ANIMAL
  • 00:10:32.121 --> 00:10:33.656
  • AND OFFERED IT AS ACLOTHING FOR ADAM AND EVE.
  • 00:10:33.689 --> 00:10:36.625
  • THEY HAD A CHOICE,
  • 00:10:36.659 --> 00:10:38.127
  • THEY COULD KEEP THEIR OWNSELF-MANUFACTURED COVERING,
  • 00:10:38.160 --> 00:10:40.830
  • OR THEY COULD ACCEPTGOD'S COVERING,
  • 00:10:40.863 --> 00:10:44.467
  • THE DEATH OF AN INNOCENT ANIMAL.
  • 00:10:44.500 --> 00:10:46.535
  • THAT'S WHAT THE WORDATONEMENT MEANS,
  • 00:10:46.569 --> 00:10:48.471
  • IT MEANS COVERING.
  • 00:10:48.504 --> 00:10:50.072
  • ADAM AND EVE ACCEPTED GOD'SCOVERING FOR THEIR SIN.
  • 00:10:50.106 --> 00:10:55.945
  • THEY HAD A SON,HIS NAME WAS CAIN.
  • 00:10:55.978 --> 00:10:59.014
  • WHEN HE FELL INTO SIN,
  • 00:10:59.048 --> 00:11:01.217
  • INSTEAD OF FOLLOWINGGOD'S WAY OF FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:11:01.250 --> 00:11:04.253
  • HE CAME UP WITH HIS OWNRELIGION SO TO SPEAK.
  • 00:11:04.286 --> 00:11:06.522
  • HIS OWN WAY OF APPROACHING GOD,
  • 00:11:06.555 --> 00:11:08.290
  • AND GOD REJECTED IT.
  • 00:11:08.324 --> 00:11:10.459
  • AND EVER SINCE THAT TIME,
  • 00:11:10.493 --> 00:11:11.927
  • THE BIBLE HAS REFERREDTO CAIN'S APPROACH TO GOD
  • 00:11:11.961 --> 00:11:14.597
  • AS THE WAY OF CAIN.
  • 00:11:14.630 --> 00:11:17.666
  • EVERY FALSE RELIGIONIS BASICALLY
  • 00:11:17.700 --> 00:11:20.402
  • AN ADAPTION OF THE WAY OF CAIN,
  • 00:11:20.436 --> 00:11:22.138
  • TRYING TO APPROACHGOD ON YOUR OWN TERMS.
  • 00:11:22.171 --> 00:11:25.374
  • THE LARGEST ISSUE WEEVER FACE IN LIFE IS,
  • 00:11:25.407 --> 00:11:28.077
  • WILL WE FOLLOW GOD'SWAY OF SALVATION,
  • 00:11:28.110 --> 00:11:30.880
  • OR WILL WE FOLLOW OUR OWN WAY?
  • 00:11:30.913 --> 00:11:33.649
  • NOW LISTEN TO ME ON THIS,
  • 00:11:33.682 --> 00:11:34.850
  • BECAUSE WE WERE CREATEDAS SPIRITUAL BEINGS,
  • 00:11:34.884 --> 00:11:37.486
  • WE ALL HAVE THIS DESIRETO BE RECONCILED TO GOD,
  • 00:11:37.520 --> 00:11:41.557
  • AND SATAN KNOWS THAT.
  • 00:11:41.590 --> 00:11:43.592
  • AND THAT'S WHY SATANDOESN'T HATE RELIGION,
  • 00:11:43.626 --> 00:11:46.462
  • HE LOVES RELIGION,
  • 00:11:46.495 --> 00:11:48.864
  • BECAUSE IT APPEALS TOMAN'S INBORN DESIRE
  • 00:11:48.898 --> 00:11:51.667
  • TO BE RECONCILED TO GOD.
  • 00:11:51.700 --> 00:11:53.836
  • SO WHAT IS SATAN DO?
  • 00:11:53.869 --> 00:11:55.070
  • HE USES RELIGION AS AWAY OF DECEIVING PEOPLE
  • 00:11:55.104 --> 00:11:59.441
  • AWAY FROM THE TRUEWAY OF KNOWING GOD.
  • 00:11:59.475 --> 00:12:02.144
  • FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S SAY YOU'RECAUGHT UP IN A MOUNTAIN RANGE,
  • 00:12:02.178 --> 00:12:05.080
  • YOU'RE LOST, IT'S NIGHTTIME,
  • 00:12:05.114 --> 00:12:06.816
  • YOU DON'T KNOWTHE WAY TO SAFETY,
  • 00:12:06.849 --> 00:12:08.484
  • BUT THERE IS A SINGLE STAR,
  • 00:12:08.517 --> 00:12:10.920
  • A SINGLE LIGHT IN THE HEAVENSTHAT POINTS THE WAY OF ESCAPE.
  • 00:12:10.953 --> 00:12:15.658
  • THAT'S PRETTY EASY.
  • 00:12:15.691 --> 00:12:17.026
  • IT'S A NO BRAINER,
  • 00:12:17.059 --> 00:12:18.494
  • IF THERE'S ONE LIGHT UP THEREPOINTING AND ILLUMINATING
  • 00:12:18.527 --> 00:12:20.429
  • THE WAY TO SAFETY.
  • 00:12:20.462 --> 00:12:21.630
  • BUT SUPPOSE, INSTEADOF ONE STAR, ONE LIGHT,
  • 00:12:21.664 --> 00:12:24.066
  • THERE ARE 1000 LIGHTS,
  • 00:12:24.099 --> 00:12:26.268
  • AND THEY'RE ALL ILLUMINATINGDIFFERENT PATHS.
  • 00:12:26.302 --> 00:12:29.638
  • AND 999 OF THOSE PATHS ARE GOINGTO TO LEAD YOU OVER THE CLIFF.
  • 00:12:29.672 --> 00:12:34.276
  • SUDDENLY, IT BECOMES MUCHMORE CONFUSING, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:12:34.310 --> 00:12:37.580
  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITHTHE WORLD'S RELIGIONS.
  • 00:12:37.613 --> 00:12:40.850
  • WHAT SATAN IS DOINGIS USING RELIGION
  • 00:12:40.883 --> 00:12:44.119
  • AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:44.153 --> 00:12:46.121
  • HE'S USING RELIGIONAS A FALSE LIGHT
  • 00:12:46.155 --> 00:12:49.892
  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE
  • 00:12:49.925 --> 00:12:51.861
  • AWAY FROM THE TRUELIGHT, JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:12:51.894 --> 00:12:54.630
  • WHO ILLUMINATES THE ONLYSAFE PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:54.663 --> 00:12:58.868
  • AND THAT'S WHY I SAY,
  • 00:12:58.901 --> 00:13:00.302
  • WE CANNOT UNDERESTIMATESATAN'S DESIRE
  • 00:13:00.336 --> 00:13:04.974
  • TO LEAD PEOPLE AND DECEIVEPEOPLE AWAY FROM JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:13:05.007 --> 00:13:09.345
  • IN JOHN 8, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:13:09.378 --> 00:13:10.613
  • "SATAN IS A LIAR,AND HE'S A MURDERER."
  • 00:13:10.646 --> 00:13:13.649
  • IN JOHN 10:10, HE SAID,
  • 00:13:13.682 --> 00:13:15.217
  • "SATAN HAS COME TO KILL,AND STEAL, AND DESTROY."
  • 00:13:15.251 --> 00:13:19.388
  • SATAN HAS AS HIS NUMBER ONE AIM,
  • 00:13:19.421 --> 00:13:21.657
  • TO TAKE AS MANY PEOPLETO HELL AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:13:21.690 --> 00:13:24.426
  • AND HOW IS HE DOING IT?
  • 00:13:24.460 --> 00:13:25.928
  • BY DECEIVING PEOPLE INTOFOLLOWING THE WAY OF CAIN.
  • 00:13:25.961 --> 00:13:30.065
  • OTHER RELIGIONS THATTURN PEOPLE AWAY
  • 00:13:30.099 --> 00:13:32.935
  • FROM FAITH ALONEIN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:13:32.968 --> 00:13:35.204
  • THAT'S WHY PAUL REFERS TOSATAN AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
  • 00:13:35.237 --> 00:13:39.241
  • REMEMBER THE WORDS OF2 CORINTHIANS 11:14,
  • 00:13:39.275 --> 00:13:41.944
  • AND NO WONDER, FOR EVENSATAN DISGUISES HIMSELF
  • 00:13:41.977 --> 00:13:47.683
  • AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
  • 00:13:47.716 --> 00:13:49.785
  • NOW, THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:13:49.818 --> 00:13:51.153
  • IF SATAN APPEAREDAS HE REALLY IS,
  • 00:13:51.186 --> 00:13:53.923
  • THE DRAGON THE BIBLE CALLS HIM,
  • 00:13:53.956 --> 00:13:56.325
  • OR SATAN APPEARED AS MANYPEOPLE CHARACTERIZE HIM,
  • 00:13:56.358 --> 00:13:58.994
  • IN A RED SUIT AND A PITCHFORK,AND THE HORN SAYING,
  • 00:13:59.028 --> 00:14:02.364
  • "HEY, COME FOLLOW ME."
  • 00:14:02.398 --> 00:14:04.233
  • IS ANYBODY GOING TO BEDECEIVED BY THAT?
  • 00:14:04.266 --> 00:14:06.735
  • NO, BUT HE DOESN'TAPPEAR AS HE REALLY IS,
  • 00:14:06.769 --> 00:14:09.538
  • THE HORRIBLE MONSTER.
  • 00:14:09.571 --> 00:14:11.240
  • INSTEAD, HE APPEARSAS AN ANGEL OF WHAT?
  • 00:14:11.273 --> 00:14:14.877
  • LIGHT, TO DECEIVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:14.910 --> 00:14:18.414
  • WHEN THESE NON-CHRISTIANSTALK ABOUT,
  • 00:14:18.447 --> 00:14:20.416
  • OH, THEY'VE HAD THISNEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:14:20.449 --> 00:14:22.384
  • AND THEY ALL SAWTHE BRIGHT LIGHT.
  • 00:14:22.418 --> 00:14:23.986
  • I BELIEVE THEM.
  • 00:14:24.019 --> 00:14:25.654
  • BUT IT WASN'T THE LIGHTOF JESUS THEY SAW,
  • 00:14:25.688 --> 00:14:28.223
  • IT WAS A DECEPTION.
  • 00:14:28.257 --> 00:14:30.025
  • SATAN APPEARS ASAN ANGEL OF LIGHT,
  • 00:14:30.059 --> 00:14:32.328
  • AND THEN NOTICE VERSE 15.
  • 00:14:32.361 --> 00:14:33.963
  • THEREFORE, IT IS NOTSURPRISING IF HIS SERVANTS,
  • 00:14:33.996 --> 00:14:40.035
  • WHOSE SERVANTS?
  • 00:14:40.069 --> 00:14:41.270
  • SATAN'S SERVANTS, ALSODISGUISE THEMSELVES
  • 00:14:41.303 --> 00:14:47.076
  • AS SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:14:47.109 --> 00:14:49.345
  • WHO'S END SHALL BEACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS.
  • 00:14:49.378 --> 00:14:52.214
  • HOW TO SATAN DISTRACT PEOPLEINTO FOLLOWING THE WRONG WAY
  • 00:14:52.247 --> 00:14:55.784
  • THAT WILL LEADTHEM AWAY FROM GOD?
  • 00:14:55.818 --> 00:14:57.186
  • HE HAS SERVANTS IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:14:57.219 --> 00:14:59.254
  • SERVANTS OFRIGHTEOUSNESS SUPPOSEDLY,
  • 00:14:59.288 --> 00:15:03.225
  • RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WHOARE SATAN'S MOUTHPIECES
  • 00:15:03.258 --> 00:15:08.030
  • TO LEAD PEOPLE TO HELL.
  • 00:15:08.063 --> 00:15:10.132
  • WHO'LL SAY,
  • 00:15:10.165 --> 00:15:11.633
  • "PERSONALLY I'VE TRUSTEDIN CHRIST AS MY SALVATION,
  • 00:15:11.667 --> 00:15:13.736
  • "BUT WHO AM I TO JUDGE?
  • 00:15:13.769 --> 00:15:15.404
  • "THERE MAY BE OTHER WAYS TO GOD,
  • 00:15:15.437 --> 00:15:17.006
  • "AND I CAN'T CONDEMNANY WAY TO GOD."
  • 00:15:17.039 --> 00:15:20.809
  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU IS,
  • 00:15:20.843 --> 00:15:22.311
  • THIS BATTLE FOR THEEXCLUSIVITY OF CHRIST
  • 00:15:22.344 --> 00:15:26.348
  • IS REALLY GROUNDZERO OF THE BATTLE
  • 00:15:26.382 --> 00:15:28.183
  • BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF GODAND THE KINGDOM OF SATAN.
  • 00:15:28.217 --> 00:15:31.153
  • YOU DO UNDERSTAND WE'REIN A BATTLE, DON'T YOU?
  • 00:15:31.186 --> 00:15:34.623
  • MOST PEOPLE DON'TUNDERSTAND THAT,
  • 00:15:34.656 --> 00:15:36.525
  • MOST PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTANDTHE SPIRITUAL BATTLE
  • 00:15:36.558 --> 00:15:39.128
  • THAT WE'RE IN.
  • 00:15:39.161 --> 00:15:40.362
  • MARTYN LLOYD-JONESWROTE YEARS AGO,
  • 00:15:40.396 --> 00:15:43.165
  • NOT TO REALIZE THATYOU ARE IN A CONFLICT
  • 00:15:43.198 --> 00:15:46.268
  • MEANS ONE THING ONLY,
  • 00:15:46.301 --> 00:15:47.903
  • AND THAT IS THAT YOU ARESO HOPELESSLY DEFEATED
  • 00:15:47.936 --> 00:15:51.006
  • AND SO KNOCKED OUT AS IT WERE,
  • 00:15:51.040 --> 00:15:53.275
  • THAT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.
  • 00:15:53.308 --> 00:15:54.777
  • YOU ARE COMPLETELYDEFEATED BY THE DEVIL.
  • 00:15:54.810 --> 00:15:57.813
  • ANYONE WHO IS NOTAWARE OF A FIGHT
  • 00:15:57.846 --> 00:16:00.516
  • AND A CONFLICT INA SPIRITUAL SENSE,
  • 00:16:00.549 --> 00:16:03.419
  • IS IN A DRUGGED AND AHAZARDOUS CONDITION.
  • 00:16:03.452 --> 00:16:08.357
  • "FOR OUR STRUGGLE
  • 00:16:08.390 --> 00:16:10.325
  • "IS NOT AGAINST FLESHAND BLOOD," PAUL SAID,
  • 00:16:10.359 --> 00:16:12.461
  • "BUT AGAINST THE UNSEENFORCES OF WICKEDNESS
  • 00:16:12.494 --> 00:16:15.497
  • "IN THE SPIRITUAL PLACES."
  • 00:16:15.531 --> 00:16:18.033
  • WE ARE BEING OUT-FOUGHTIN THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:16:18.067 --> 00:16:22.738
  • BUT EVEN THOSE WHOACCEPT THE FACT THAT
  • 00:16:22.771 --> 00:16:25.207
  • THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE,
  • 00:16:25.240 --> 00:16:27.342
  • AND THEY WANT TOENTER INTO THE FIGHT,
  • 00:16:27.376 --> 00:16:29.711
  • THEY DO WANT TO FIGHT FORTHE EXCLUSIVITY OF CHRIST,
  • 00:16:29.745 --> 00:16:32.581
  • THEY'RE LOSING THE BATTLE
  • 00:16:32.614 --> 00:16:33.749
  • BECAUSE FRANKLY,WE'RE BEING OUT-ARGUED
  • 00:16:33.782 --> 00:16:36.852
  • IN THIS ISSUE AS WELL.
  • 00:16:36.885 --> 00:16:38.487
  • WE'RE BEING OUT-ARGUEDBY THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:38.520 --> 00:16:41.924
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE WONDERWHY I SPEND TIME AND EFFORT
  • 00:16:41.957 --> 00:16:45.127
  • IN THE SECULAR MEDIA.
  • 00:16:45.160 --> 00:16:48.831
  • I THINK ABOUT AN ASSOCIATEOF THE LATE JERRY FALWELL,
  • 00:16:48.864 --> 00:16:51.834
  • WHO ONCE TOLD ME THIS STORY.
  • 00:16:51.867 --> 00:16:53.168
  • HE SAID ONE TIME HEWAS WITH DR. FALWELL,
  • 00:16:53.202 --> 00:16:55.471
  • WHO WAS ALWAYS GIVINGINTERVIEWS IN THE SECULAR MEDIA.
  • 00:16:55.504 --> 00:16:59.408
  • AND THIS HAD BEEN APARTICULARLY TOUGH ONE.
  • 00:16:59.441 --> 00:17:01.910
  • AND AFTER THE INTERVIEW,
  • 00:17:01.944 --> 00:17:03.378
  • DR. FALWELL GOT BACK INTHE CAR WITH HIS ASSOCIATE,
  • 00:17:03.412 --> 00:17:05.314
  • AND THEY WERE GOINGBACK TO THE CHURCH,
  • 00:17:05.347 --> 00:17:06.815
  • AND THE ASSOCIATE SAID,
  • 00:17:06.849 --> 00:17:08.317
  • "DR. FALWELL, WHY DO YOUSUBJECT YOURSELF TO THAT?
  • 00:17:08.350 --> 00:17:11.386
  • "WHY DO YOU SPENDTIME DOING THIS?
  • 00:17:11.420 --> 00:17:12.888
  • "WHY DON'T YOU LETPEOPLE BEAT UP ON YOU
  • 00:17:12.921 --> 00:17:14.590
  • "IN THE MEDIA LIKE THAT?"
  • 00:17:14.623 --> 00:17:16.525
  • AND JERRY SMILED AS HEALWAYS DOES, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:17:16.558 --> 00:17:19.461
  • "JUST THINK ABOUT IT,
  • 00:17:19.495 --> 00:17:21.330
  • "I GOT FOUR MINUTES TOSHARE BIBLICAL TRUTH
  • 00:17:21.363 --> 00:17:24.933
  • "WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE,
  • 00:17:24.967 --> 00:17:27.002
  • "AND IT DIDN'T COSTUS A CENT TO DO IT."
  • 00:17:27.035 --> 00:17:29.638
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:17:29.671 --> 00:17:31.073
  • ISN'T THAT GOOD,ISN'T THAT WISE?
  • 00:17:31.106 --> 00:17:34.076
  • YOU'D HAVE TO BE AN IMBECILE
  • 00:17:34.109 --> 00:17:35.410
  • NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGEOF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:17:35.444 --> 00:17:38.413
  • TO SHARE GOD'S TRUTH.
  • 00:17:38.447 --> 00:17:39.882
  • WE'VE GOT TO PRESENT GOD'STRUTH, BECAUSE QUITE FRANKLY,
  • 00:17:39.915 --> 00:17:42.351
  • THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE IS BEINGDISTORTED BY THE MEDIA TODAY,
  • 00:17:42.384 --> 00:17:46.421
  • IT'S BEING DISTORTEDBY LIBERALS.
  • 00:17:46.455 --> 00:17:48.457
  • FOR EXAMPLE, THE ISSUEOF THE SANCTITY OF LIFE
  • 00:17:48.490 --> 00:17:51.527
  • HAS BEEN TURNED INTO AWAR ON WOMEN'S HEALTH,
  • 00:17:51.560 --> 00:17:55.564
  • OR THE CONVICTION THATMARRIAGE SHOULD BE
  • 00:17:55.597 --> 00:17:57.266
  • BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN,
  • 00:17:57.299 --> 00:17:59.201
  • HAS BEEN TWISTED INTOSOME KIND OF HATRED
  • 00:17:59.234 --> 00:18:01.803
  • TOWARD HOMOSEXUALS,
  • 00:18:01.837 --> 00:18:03.805
  • THE BELIEF IN RELIGIOUSFREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
  • 00:18:03.839 --> 00:18:06.775
  • HAS BEEN PERVERTED INTO THEOPPRESSION OF OTHER RELIGIONS.
  • 00:18:06.808 --> 00:18:10.546
  • THE GOOD NEWS THAT CHRIST
  • 00:18:10.579 --> 00:18:12.014
  • HAS OFFERED A WAY OFFORGIVENESS TO EVERYBODY
  • 00:18:12.047 --> 00:18:14.883
  • WHO BELIEVES IN CHRIST
  • 00:18:14.917 --> 00:18:16.852
  • HAS BEEN TWISTED INTO AMESSAGE OF INTOLERANCE
  • 00:18:16.885 --> 00:18:20.389
  • AND CONDEMNATION OF SINCEREFOLLOWERS OF OTHER FAITH.
  • 00:18:20.422 --> 00:18:24.593
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE WILLING TOARGUE GOD'S POINT OF VIEW
  • 00:18:24.626 --> 00:18:28.363
  • IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE.
  • 00:18:28.397 --> 00:18:29.831
  • BUT TO DO THAT, WE ALSO HAVETO BE EQUIPPED TO DO SO.
  • 00:18:29.865 --> 00:18:33.936
  • THINK ABOUT PAUL,
  • 00:18:33.969 --> 00:18:35.437
  • WHEN HE WENT TO MARS HILLTO ENGAGE IN A PUBLIC ARENA,
  • 00:18:35.470 --> 00:18:38.674
  • HE CAME ARMED NOTJUST WITH SCRIPTURE,
  • 00:18:38.707 --> 00:18:42.110
  • BUT ALSO WITH COMPELLINGREASONING AND LOGIC,
  • 00:18:42.144 --> 00:18:46.415
  • AND VIVID ILLUSTRATIONS TOUNDERGIRD THOSE LOGICAL POINTS.
  • 00:18:46.448 --> 00:18:51.153
  • AND I BELIEVE WE'RE GOINGTO HAVE TO DO THE SAME
  • 00:18:51.186 --> 00:18:53.522
  • IF WE ARE GOING TO WIN THISARGUMENT IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE.
  • 00:18:53.555 --> 00:18:57.359
  • IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5:20,
  • 00:18:57.392 --> 00:18:59.962
  • PAUL SAID, "WE AREAMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST."
  • 00:18:59.995 --> 00:19:06.168
  • AS THOUGH GOD HIMSELFWERE SPEAKING THROUGH US
  • 00:19:06.201 --> 00:19:08.470
  • AND BEGGING OTHERS,BE RECONCILED TO GOD.
  • 00:19:08.503 --> 00:19:12.407
  • FOLKS HEAR ME ON THIS AGAIN,
  • 00:19:12.441 --> 00:19:15.244
  • GOD LEFT YOU HEREFOR ONE REASON,
  • 00:19:15.277 --> 00:19:17.279
  • IT'S NOT JUST PASTORSAND MISSIONARIES
  • 00:19:17.312 --> 00:19:19.014
  • THAT ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST,
  • 00:19:19.047 --> 00:19:20.415
  • WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST,
  • 00:19:20.449 --> 00:19:22.918
  • WE ARE GOD'S MOUTHPIECESIN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:19:22.951 --> 00:19:26.421
  • YOU ARE THE FINALLINK BETWEEN GOD
  • 00:19:26.455 --> 00:19:29.291
  • AND A LONG CHAIN OFEVENTS TO ANOTHER PERSON,
  • 00:19:29.324 --> 00:19:31.860
  • TO VOICE THE GOSPELMESSAGE TO THAT PERSON.
  • 00:19:31.893 --> 00:19:35.197
  • AND THAT'S WHY HEHAS LEFT US HERE,
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:36.965
  • TO BE ABLE TOSHARE THAT MESSAGE,
  • 00:19:36.999 --> 00:19:38.734
  • WE ARE GOD'S REPRESENTATIVESHERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:19:38.767 --> 00:19:41.169
  • BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO BEEFFECTIVE IN THAT ASSIGNMENT,
  • 00:19:41.203 --> 00:19:43.772
  • WE HAVE TO KNOWWHAT THE MESSAGE IS.
  • 00:19:43.805 --> 00:19:45.574
  • WE HAVE TO BE PREPAREDTO SHARE THAT MESSAGE.
  • 00:19:45.607 --> 00:19:48.143
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THISSERIES IS DESIGNED TO DO,
  • 00:19:48.176 --> 00:19:50.679
  • TO GIVE YOU THERESOURCES YOU NEED
  • 00:19:50.712 --> 00:19:52.781
  • TO BE THAT AMBASSADORFOR CHRIST.
  • 00:19:52.814 --> 00:19:55.584
  • THIRDLY, NOT ONLY ARE WE BEINGOUT-FOUGHT AND OUT-ARGUED,
  • 00:19:55.617 --> 00:20:00.122
  • WE'RE BEING OUT-MARKETED ONTHIS ISSUE OF EXCLUSIVITY.
  • 00:20:00.155 --> 00:20:05.227
  • IN EPHESIANS 2:2, WHENPAUL DESCRIBES SATAN
  • 00:20:05.260 --> 00:20:11.266
  • AS THE PRINCE OF THEPOWER OF THE AIR,
  • 00:20:11.300 --> 00:20:13.902
  • COULD THAT BE AREFERENCE TO TELEVISION?
  • 00:20:13.935 --> 00:20:15.971
  • IT'S A VERY POWERFUL MEDIUM.
  • 00:20:16.004 --> 00:20:18.473
  • DID YOU KNOW THEAVERAGE AMERICAN TODAY
  • 00:20:18.507 --> 00:20:20.008
  • WATCHES TELEVISIONFIVE HOURS A DAY?
  • 00:20:20.042 --> 00:20:23.979
  • THERE ARE 300 MILLION AMERICANS.
  • 00:20:24.012 --> 00:20:28.116
  • THINK OF THE MESSAGES
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  • THAT ARE BEING ENDLESSLYPUMPED OUT OF THAT TUBE
  • 00:20:29.584 --> 00:20:32.387
  • INTO PEOPLE'S MINDS.
  • 00:20:32.421 --> 00:20:34.222
  • AND LET ME TELL YOU,
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  • WHEN IT COMES TO THEISSUE OF SPIRITUALITY,
  • 00:20:35.757 --> 00:20:38.660
  • THE MESSAGE THAT ISCOMING FROM TELEVISION
  • 00:20:38.694 --> 00:20:41.196
  • IS ONE THAT IS NOT SYMPATHETIC,
  • 00:20:41.229 --> 00:20:43.031
  • IT IS ANTAGONISTICTOWARD THE IDEA
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  • THAT THERE IS ONLYONE WAY TO BE SAVED,
  • 00:20:46.368 --> 00:20:48.837
  • AND THAT'S THROUGHFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:48.870 --> 00:20:52.174
  • NOT ONLY IN TELEVISION,BUT RADIO, MOVIES, PRINT,
  • 00:20:52.207 --> 00:20:55.877
  • THE INTERNET, ALLSPEWING FORTH THE LIE
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  • THAT THERE ARE MANY WAYS TOGOD OTHER THAN FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:20:58.914 --> 00:21:02.984
  • AND IT'S TRUE THAT CHRISTIANS
  • 00:21:03.018 --> 00:21:04.953
  • ARE TRYING TO UTILIZETHE MEDIA AS WELL
  • 00:21:04.986 --> 00:21:08.090
  • TO VOICE OPPOSITION TO THATMESSAGE OF INCLUSIVISM.
  • 00:21:08.123 --> 00:21:12.861
  • WE'RE TRYING TO DROWN IT OUT.
  • 00:21:12.894 --> 00:21:14.896
  • FRANKLY, IT'S IMPOSSIBLEFOR US TO DROWN IT OUT.
  • 00:21:14.930 --> 00:21:19.101
  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TOFIRST DROWN IT OUT.
  • 00:21:19.134 --> 00:21:21.103
  • YOU CANNOT COMPETEWITH THE SECULAR MEDIA.
  • 00:21:21.136 --> 00:21:25.607
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS,WE DON'T HAVE TO.
  • 00:21:25.640 --> 00:21:29.277
  • BECAUSE YOU SEE THISBATTLE FOR EXCLUSIVITY
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  • IS NOT AN AIR WAR,IT'S A GROUND WAR.
  • 00:21:32.514 --> 00:21:37.285
  • SEE, MORE THAN 2000 YEARS AGO,
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  • JESUS CHRISTENTRUSTED THAT MESSAGE
  • 00:21:39.087 --> 00:21:41.790
  • THAT HE IS THE WAY OFSALVATION TO 12 PEOPLE.
  • 00:21:41.823 --> 00:21:44.826
  • AND THEY TOOK THAT MESSAGE,AND THEY SPREAD IT TO OTHERS,
  • 00:21:44.860 --> 00:21:47.863
  • WHO SPREAD IT TO OTHERS,WHO SPREAD IT TO OTHERS,
  • 00:21:47.896 --> 00:21:50.298
  • AND 2000 YEARS LATER,
  • 00:21:50.332 --> 00:21:51.733
  • THAT MESSAGE IS STILLGROWING STRONGER THAN EVER,
  • 00:21:51.767 --> 00:21:54.970
  • THAT CHRIST IS THEONLY WAY TO GOD.
  • 00:21:55.003 --> 00:21:58.707
  • THIS IS A GROUND WAR.
  • 00:21:58.740 --> 00:22:01.410
  • GOD'S PLAN IS TO EQUIPPEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU
  • 00:22:01.443 --> 00:22:04.980
  • WITH THAT MESSAGE TO TAKE
  • 00:22:05.013 --> 00:22:06.715
  • TO THE UTTERMOSTPARTS OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:22:06.748 --> 00:22:08.750
  • NOW, PLEASE DON'T MISUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:22:08.784 --> 00:22:11.353
  • I'M NOT SAYING UTILIZINGMEDIA ISN'T IMPORTANT.
  • 00:22:11.386 --> 00:22:14.322
  • OUR CHURCH PLACES A LOT OFEMPHASIS ON TELEVISION,
  • 00:22:14.356 --> 00:22:17.125
  • AND RADIO, AND THE INTERNET.
  • 00:22:17.159 --> 00:22:19.294
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:19.327 --> 00:22:25.100
  • IT'S NO WONDER WHYAN EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE FROM JESUS
  • 00:22:25.133 --> 00:22:28.370
  • ISN'T POPULAR INOUR INCLUSIVE WORLD.
  • 00:22:28.403 --> 00:22:31.540
  • TO SOME IT FEELS ELITIST,UNFAIR, EVEN CRUEL,
  • 00:22:31.573 --> 00:22:36.178
  • BUT THESE MISPERCEPTIONS
  • 00:22:36.211 --> 00:22:37.612
  • BEGIN WITH FAULTYTHINKING ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:22:37.646 --> 00:22:40.749
  • HIS LOVING PLAN FOR SALVATION
  • 00:22:40.782 --> 00:22:42.551
  • IS DESIGNED TO LEADPEOPLE INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:42.584 --> 00:22:45.487
  • NOT TO KEEP THEM OUT OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:45.520 --> 00:22:48.457
  • BEFORE WE WRAP UPTODAY'S PROGRAM,
  • 00:22:48.490 --> 00:22:50.692
  • LET ME THANK THOSE OF YOUWHO'VE GIVEN GENEROUSLY
  • 00:22:50.725 --> 00:22:52.961
  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:22:52.994 --> 00:22:54.830
  • I CAN ASSURE YOU THATGOD IS USING YOUR GIFTS
  • 00:22:54.863 --> 00:22:57.599
  • IN REMARKABLE WAYS
  • 00:22:57.632 --> 00:22:59.501
  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESSWITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:22:59.534 --> 00:23:03.305
  • I RECENTLY HEARD FROM MARY,
  • 00:23:03.338 --> 00:23:04.840
  • WHO WAS IN A TOUGHSPIRITUAL BATTLE. SHE WROTE,
  • 00:23:04.873 --> 00:23:08.577
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:23:28.230 --> 00:23:29.231
  • THANK YOU MARY FOR SHARINGYOUR STORY WITH US.
  • 00:23:29.264 --> 00:23:32.267
  • AND THANK YOU FRIENDS
  • 00:23:32.300 --> 00:23:33.568
  • FOR GIVING TO THISMINISTRY FINANCIALLY
  • 00:23:33.602 --> 00:23:36.471
  • SO THAT THIS WORK CAN CONTINUE.
  • 00:23:36.505 --> 00:23:38.773
  • YOU'RE MAKING IT POSSIBLE
  • 00:23:38.807 --> 00:23:40.008
  • FOR PEOPLE LIKE MARY
  • 00:23:40.041 --> 00:23:41.276
  • TO HEAR THE MESSAGEOF FREEDOM AND HOPE.
  • 00:23:41.309 --> 00:23:44.546
  • NOW, PLEASE STAY RIGHT THEREFOR JUST A MOMENT MORE,
  • 00:23:44.579 --> 00:23:47.282
  • AND I'LL BE BACK WITHMORE PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:47.315 --> 00:23:52.287
  • THE MAJORITY OF THOSE
  • 00:23:52.320 --> 00:23:53.555
  • WHO ATTEND AMERICANEVANGELICAL CHURCHES
  • 00:23:53.588 --> 00:23:56.491
  • BELIEVE THAT THERE'S MORETHAN ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:23:56.525 --> 00:24:00.328
  • THERE'S ONLY ONEPROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA,
  • 00:24:00.362 --> 00:24:02.797
  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
  • 00:24:02.831 --> 00:24:04.599
  • [NARRATOR] IN HISBEST SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:24:04.633 --> 00:24:05.834
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,"
  • 00:24:05.867 --> 00:24:07.836
  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSANSWERS QUESTIONS LIKE,
  • 00:24:07.869 --> 00:24:10.405
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCEREFOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:24:10.438 --> 00:24:13.375
  • WHO WORSHIP A GODBY ANOTHER NAME?
  • 00:24:13.408 --> 00:24:15.310
  • AND, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:24:15.343 --> 00:24:18.313
  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE,
  • 00:24:18.346 --> 00:24:20.515
  • THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OFJESUS IS VERY UNPOPULAR.
  • 00:24:20.549 --> 00:24:24.786
  • BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR THAT
  • 00:24:24.819 --> 00:24:26.621
  • "NO ONE COMES TO THEFATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
  • 00:24:26.655 --> 00:24:30.191
  • MY BOOK EQUIPS YOU THESHARE THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH
  • 00:24:30.225 --> 00:24:33.728
  • WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
  • 00:24:33.762 --> 00:24:35.997
  • [NARRATOR] A COPY OF "NOTALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN"
  • 00:24:36.031 --> 00:24:38.667
  • IS YOURS WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:24:38.700 --> 00:24:40.602
  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:40.635 --> 00:24:41.803
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:41.836 --> 00:24:44.606
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:24:44.639 --> 00:24:46.074
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TOHEAVEN" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:24:46.107 --> 00:24:48.743
  • ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:48.777 --> 00:24:50.612
  • WHAT SATAN IS DOINGIS USING RELIGION
  • 00:24:50.645 --> 00:24:53.915
  • AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:53.949 --> 00:24:55.984
  • HE'S USING RELIGIONAS A FALSE LIGHT
  • 00:24:56.017 --> 00:24:59.688
  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE
  • 00:24:59.721 --> 00:25:00.989
  • AWAY FROM THE TRUELIGHT, JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:25:01.022 --> 00:25:03.792
  • WHO ILLUMINATES THEONLY PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:03.825 --> 00:25:07.329
  • [NARRATOR] THETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD
  • 00:25:07.362 --> 00:25:08.663
  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULARAND INTOLERANT,
  • 00:25:08.697 --> 00:25:11.066
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTH THAT CANSAVE LIVES, RESTORE OUR NATION,
  • 00:25:11.099 --> 00:25:14.936
  • AND IMPACT OUR WORLD.
  • 00:25:14.970 --> 00:25:16.805
  • AND THROUGH YOURPRAYERS AND GIVING,
  • 00:25:16.838 --> 00:25:18.640
  • WE'RE ABLE TOPIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:18.673 --> 00:25:20.542
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:25:20.575 --> 00:25:24.746
  • THIS MARKS THE BEGINNING
  • 00:25:24.779 --> 00:25:25.981
  • OF ONE OF THE MOSTIMPORTANT SERIES
  • 00:25:26.014 --> 00:25:27.616
  • I'VE EVER DELIVEREDON PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:27.649 --> 00:25:30.352
  • AND THAT'S NOT AN OVERSTATEMENT.
  • 00:25:30.385 --> 00:25:32.821
  • WHEN WE DEAL WITH MATTERSOF LIFE AND DEATH,
  • 00:25:32.854 --> 00:25:35.624
  • HEAVEN AND HELL, LIFE WITHGOD OR LIFE WITHOUT GOD,
  • 00:25:35.657 --> 00:25:39.761
  • ETERNITY HANGS IN THE BALANCE.
  • 00:25:39.794 --> 00:25:42.497
  • IN THIS ERA WHEN TOLERANCEIS WORSHIPED LIKE A GOD,
  • 00:25:42.530 --> 00:25:46.368
  • PEOPLE HAVE BOUGHT THE LIETHAT ANY EXPRESSION OF RELIGION
  • 00:25:46.401 --> 00:25:50.405
  • WILL ULTIMATELY FINDFAVOR WITH OUR HOLY GOD.
  • 00:25:50.438 --> 00:25:54.042
  • BUT IN THIS SERIES,
  • 00:25:54.075 --> 00:25:55.543
  • I'LL BOLDLY CONTEND THAT NOTALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:55.577 --> 00:25:59.080
  • AND NEXT TIME, I'LLCONTINUE TO EXPLAIN
  • 00:25:59.114 --> 00:26:01.716
  • HOW WE'RE BEING OUT-THOUGHT,OUT-ARGUED, AND OUT-MARKETED
  • 00:26:01.750 --> 00:26:05.820
  • ON THE ISSUE OF THEEXCLUSIVITY OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:26:05.854 --> 00:26:09.557
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:09.591 --> 00:26:12.460
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:12.494 --> 00:26:15.196
  • [NARRATOR] TODAY WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:15.230 --> 00:26:16.665
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:16.698 --> 00:26:19.334
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:19.367 --> 00:26:21.369
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'S BEST-SELLINGBOOK CALLED,
  • 00:26:21.403 --> 00:26:23.438
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,"PLUS THE BROCHURE,
  • 00:26:23.471 --> 00:26:26.775
  • "CHRISTIANITY,CULTS & RELIGIONS"
  • 00:26:26.808 --> 00:26:28.843
  • IS OUR GIFT TOYOU SIMPLY FOR
  • 00:26:28.877 --> 00:26:31.179
  • CONTANCTING US TODAY ATPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:31.212 --> 00:26:33.648
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTOF $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:33.682 --> 00:26:36.584
  • WE'LL ALSO SENDYOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:26:36.618 --> 00:26:38.353
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,"TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:38.386 --> 00:26:40.922
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:40.955 --> 00:26:43.124
  • THESE PROGRAMSARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:43.158 --> 00:26:45.060
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:45.093 --> 00:26:46.961
  • SO THANK YOU FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:46.995 --> 00:26:49.631
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:49.664 --> 00:26:50.865
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ONPATHWAY TO VICTORY:
  • 00:26:50.899 --> 00:26:54.169
  • CONSIDER A RECENT PEWSTUDY THAT REVEALED THAT
  • 00:26:54.202 --> 00:26:56.905
  • 70% OF AMERICANS WITH ARELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
  • 00:26:56.938 --> 00:27:01.509
  • SAY THAT MANY RELIGIONS,NOT JUST THEIR OWN,
  • 00:27:01.543 --> 00:27:04.245
  • CAN LEAD TO ETERNAL LIFE. 57%OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS
  • 00:27:04.279 --> 00:27:10.051
  • BELIEVE MANY RELIGIONSLEAD TO ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:27:10.085 --> 00:27:14.889
  • [NARRATOR] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:14.923 --> 00:27:16.925
  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE,
  • 00:27:16.958 --> 00:27:18.393
  • "CHRISTIANITY'S MOSTOFFENSIVE BELIEF"
  • 00:27:18.426 --> 00:27:21.496
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:21.529 --> 00:27:23.431
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:23.465 --> 00:27:27.435