Christianity's Most Offensive Belief Part 2 | TBN

Christianity's Most Offensive Belief Part 2

Watch Christianity's Most Offensive Belief Part 2
November 3, 2020
27:29

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.

Closed captions

Christianity's Most Offensive Belief Part 2

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:00:00.156 --> 00:00:05.929
  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
  • 00:00:05.962 --> 00:00:07.130
  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
  • 00:00:07.163 --> 00:00:09.399
  • THIS IS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
  • 00:00:09.432 --> 00:00:14.437
  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,
  • 00:00:14.471 --> 00:00:15.839
  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:00:15.872 --> 00:00:18.808
  • ONE OF CHRISTIANITY'SCORE BELIEFS
  • 00:00:18.842 --> 00:00:21.277
  • IS THAT SALVATION COMES ONLY
  • 00:00:21.311 --> 00:00:23.746
  • THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:00:23.780 --> 00:00:25.849
  • YET, ACCORDING TOA RECENT SURVEY,
  • 00:00:25.882 --> 00:00:28.017
  • THE MAJORITY OFCHRISTIANS BELIEVE
  • 00:00:28.051 --> 00:00:29.786
  • THAT OTHER RELIGIONSCAN LEAD TO GOD.
  • 00:00:29.819 --> 00:00:33.189
  • IT'S ALARMING TO THINK THATSO MANY FAITHFUL BELIEVERS
  • 00:00:33.223 --> 00:00:36.726
  • COULD BE SO MISGUIDED
  • 00:00:36.759 --> 00:00:38.561
  • ON ONE OF THE CENTRALISSUES OF CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:00:38.595 --> 00:00:41.898
  • THAT'S WHY TODAY I'M GOINGTO PRESENT BIBLICAL EVIDENCE
  • 00:00:41.931 --> 00:00:45.568
  • FOR THE EXCLUSIVECLAIMS OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:00:45.602 --> 00:00:49.506
  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"CHRISTIANITY'S MOST
  • 00:00:49.539 --> 00:00:52.509
  • OFFENSIVE BELIEF" ON TODAY'SEDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:00:52.542 --> 00:00:58.114
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:00:58.148 --> 00:01:18.434
  • ♪ IT'S NOT CONSERVATIVEOR LIBERAL ♪
  • 00:01:18.468 --> 00:01:22.939
  • ♪ HOWEVER THEY'RE DEFINED
  • 00:01:22.972 --> 00:01:26.509
  • ♪ IT'S NOT ABOUTINTERPRETATION ♪
  • 00:01:26.543 --> 00:01:30.446
  • ♪ OR THE JUDGMENT OF THE MIND
  • 00:01:30.480 --> 00:01:34.150
  • ♪ IT'S THE OPPOSITEOF POLITICS ♪
  • 00:01:34.184 --> 00:01:38.354
  • ♪ POWER OR PRESTIGE
  • 00:01:38.388 --> 00:01:41.724
  • ♪ IT'S ABOUT A SIMPLE MESSAGE
  • 00:01:41.758 --> 00:01:45.795
  • ♪ AND WHETHER WE BELIEVE
  • 00:01:45.828 --> 00:01:50.233
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE CROSS
  • 00:01:50.266 --> 00:01:54.170
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THEBLOOD OF CALVARY ♪
  • 00:01:54.204 --> 00:01:58.208
  • ♪ THAT CLEANSES SIN
  • 00:01:58.241 --> 00:02:02.212
  • ♪ AND SETS THE CAPTIVE FREE
  • 00:02:02.245 --> 00:02:05.248
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE NAME
  • 00:02:05.281 --> 00:02:09.385
  • ♪ THE NAME OF JESUS
  • 00:02:09.419 --> 00:02:11.554
  • ♪ THAT HAS POWERTO SAVE THE LOST ♪
  • 00:02:11.588 --> 00:02:16.392
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE CROSS
  • 00:02:16.426 --> 00:02:21.331
  • ♪ THOUGH SOME MAY SAYIT'S MAN'S RELIGION ♪
  • 00:02:21.364 --> 00:02:24.734
  • ♪ OR ANCIENT HISTORY
  • 00:02:24.767 --> 00:02:28.972
  • ♪ THE CROSS OF JESUSSTILL REMAINS ♪
  • 00:02:29.005 --> 00:02:32.609
  • ♪ THE PRICE FOR SINTHAT SETS US FREE ♪
  • 00:02:32.642 --> 00:02:39.616
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE CROSS
  • 00:02:39.649 --> 00:02:43.119
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THEBLOOD OF CALVARY ♪
  • 00:02:43.152 --> 00:02:46.689
  • ♪ OH IT CLEANSES US,IT CLEANSES OUR SIN ♪
  • 00:02:46.723 --> 00:02:51.594
  • -♪ AND SETS THE CAPTIVE FREE-♪ AND IT SETS US FREE
  • 00:02:51.628 --> 00:02:54.364
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE NAME
  • 00:02:54.397 --> 00:02:58.334
  • -♪ THE NAME OF JESUS-♪ IT'S JESUS
  • 00:02:58.368 --> 00:03:00.770
  • ♪ THAT HAS POWERTO SAVE THE LOST ♪
  • 00:03:00.803 --> 00:03:03.973
  • ♪ OH
  • 00:03:04.007 --> 00:03:05.842
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE CROSS
  • 00:03:05.875 --> 00:03:11.614
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE CROSS
  • 00:03:11.648 --> 00:03:14.250
  • ♪ IT'S THE CROSS, THE CROSS
  • 00:03:14.284 --> 00:03:18.721
  • ♪ IT'S STILL THE CROSS
  • 00:03:18.755 --> 00:03:21.491
  • ♪ THANK GOD
  • 00:03:21.524 --> 00:03:24.627
  • ♪ FOR THE CROSS
  • 00:03:24.661 --> 00:03:33.069
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:03:33.102 --> 00:03:38.675
  • [ANNOUNCER] 63% OFAMERICANS BELIEVE
  • 00:03:39.542 --> 00:03:41.611
  • THAT MUSLIMS, BUDDHISTS,AND CHRISTIANS
  • 00:03:41.644 --> 00:03:43.479
  • ALL WORSHIP THE SAME GOD.
  • 00:03:43.513 --> 00:03:45.214
  • BUT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE,THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
  • 00:03:45.248 --> 00:03:48.051
  • EQUIP YOURSELF TODEFEND THE TRUTH
  • 00:03:48.084 --> 00:03:50.053
  • WITH A HELPFUL RESOURCE CALLED
  • 00:03:50.086 --> 00:03:51.354
  • "CHRISTIANITY:CULTS & RELIGIONS."
  • 00:03:51.387 --> 00:03:53.923
  • THIS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
  • 00:03:53.956 --> 00:03:55.591
  • HIGHLIGHTS THE KEY BELIEFSOF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
  • 00:03:55.625 --> 00:03:58.394
  • AND EXPOSES FALSE RELIGIONSLIKE ISLAM, BUDDHISM,
  • 00:03:58.428 --> 00:04:01.798
  • AND JEHOVAH'S WITNESS.
  • 00:04:01.831 --> 00:04:03.399
  • THE BROCHURE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:04:03.433 --> 00:04:05.034
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:04:05.068 --> 00:04:09.972
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:04:10.006 --> 00:04:16.846
  • RIGHT NOW, CHRISTIANS,CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS
  • 00:04:16.879 --> 00:04:19.816
  • ARE WAFFLING AND WAVERINGON THE FOUNDATIONAL BELIEF
  • 00:04:19.849 --> 00:04:23.453
  • OF ALL CHRISTIANITY,
  • 00:04:23.486 --> 00:04:24.754
  • AND THAT IS THATSALVATION IS AVAILABLE
  • 00:04:24.787 --> 00:04:29.092
  • ONLY TO THOSE WHO TRUSTIN CHRIST AS SAVIOR.
  • 00:04:29.125 --> 00:04:32.161
  • THE LARGEST ISSUE WEEVER FACE IN LIFE IS,
  • 00:04:32.195 --> 00:04:34.864
  • WILL WE FOLLOW GOD'SWAY OF SALVATION
  • 00:04:34.897 --> 00:04:37.767
  • OR WILL WE FOLLOW OUR OWN WAY?
  • 00:04:37.800 --> 00:04:40.536
  • NOW LISTEN TO ME ON THIS.
  • 00:04:40.570 --> 00:04:41.738
  • BECAUSE WE WERE CREATEDAS SPIRITUAL BEINGS,
  • 00:04:41.771 --> 00:04:44.374
  • WE ALL HAVE THIS DESIRETO BE RECONCILED TO GOD.
  • 00:04:44.407 --> 00:04:48.544
  • AND SATAN KNOWS THAT.
  • 00:04:48.578 --> 00:04:50.446
  • AND THAT'S WHY SATANDOESN'T HATE RELIGION,
  • 00:04:50.480 --> 00:04:53.316
  • HE LOVES RELIGION.
  • 00:04:53.349 --> 00:04:55.752
  • BECAUSE IT APPEALS TOMAN'S INBORN DESIRE
  • 00:04:55.785 --> 00:04:58.554
  • TO BE RECONCILED TO GOD.
  • 00:04:58.588 --> 00:05:00.656
  • SO WHAT DOES SATAN DO?
  • 00:05:00.690 --> 00:05:02.158
  • HE USES RELIGION AS A WAYOF DECEIVING PEOPLE AWAY
  • 00:05:02.191 --> 00:05:06.629
  • FROM THE TRUE WAYOF KNOWING GOD.
  • 00:05:06.662 --> 00:05:08.965
  • FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S SAY YOU'RECAUGHT UP IN A MOUNTAIN RANGE,
  • 00:05:08.998 --> 00:05:11.901
  • YOU'RE LOST, IT'S NIGHTTIME,
  • 00:05:11.934 --> 00:05:13.636
  • YOU DON'T KNOWTHE WAY TO SAFETY,
  • 00:05:13.669 --> 00:05:15.304
  • BUT THERE IS A SINGLE STAR,
  • 00:05:15.338 --> 00:05:17.740
  • A SINGLE LIGHT IN THE HEAVENSTHAT POINTS THE WAY OF ESCAPE.
  • 00:05:17.774 --> 00:05:22.512
  • NOW THAT'S PRETTY EASY.
  • 00:05:22.545 --> 00:05:23.946
  • IT'S A NO-BRAINER IFTHERE'S ONE LIGHT UP THERE
  • 00:05:23.980 --> 00:05:26.015
  • POINTING AND ILLUMINATINGTHE WAY TO SAFETY.
  • 00:05:26.048 --> 00:05:28.384
  • BUT SUPPOSE INSTEAD OFONE STAR, ONE LIGHT,
  • 00:05:28.418 --> 00:05:30.887
  • THERE ARE 1.000 LIGHTS,
  • 00:05:30.920 --> 00:05:33.022
  • AND THEY'RE ALL ILLUMINATINGDIFFERENT PATHS.
  • 00:05:33.055 --> 00:05:36.426
  • AND 999 OF THOSE PATHS AREGOING TO LEAD YOU OVER THECLIFF.
  • 00:05:36.459 --> 00:05:41.164
  • SUDDENLY, IT BECOMES MUCHMORE CONFUSING, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:05:41.197 --> 00:05:44.434
  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITHTHE WORLD'S RELIGIONS.
  • 00:05:44.467 --> 00:05:47.737
  • WHAT SATAN IS DOINGIS USING RELIGION
  • 00:05:47.770 --> 00:05:51.040
  • AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:05:51.073 --> 00:05:53.009
  • HE'S USING RELIGION AS A FALSELIGHT THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE
  • 00:05:53.042 --> 00:05:59.182
  • AWAY FROM THE TRUELIGHT, JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:05:59.215 --> 00:06:01.417
  • WHO ILLUMINATES THE ONLYSAFE PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:06:01.451 --> 00:06:05.688
  • AND THAT'S WHY I SAYWE CANNOT UNDERESTIMATE
  • 00:06:05.721 --> 00:06:10.493
  • SATAN'S DESIRE TO LEADPEOPLE AND DECEIVE PEOPLE
  • 00:06:10.526 --> 00:06:14.096
  • AWAY FROM JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:06:14.130 --> 00:06:16.165
  • IN JOHN 8, JESUSSAID, "SATAN IS A LIAR
  • 00:06:16.199 --> 00:06:19.168
  • "AND HE'S A MURDERER."
  • 00:06:19.202 --> 00:06:20.470
  • IN JOHN 10:10, HE SAID,"SATAN HAS COME TO KILL
  • 00:06:20.503 --> 00:06:23.873
  • "AND STEAL AND DESTROY."
  • 00:06:23.906 --> 00:06:26.209
  • SATAN HAS AS HIS NUMBER ONE AIM
  • 00:06:26.242 --> 00:06:28.478
  • TO TAKE AS MANY PEOPLETO HELL AS POSSIBLE,
  • 00:06:28.511 --> 00:06:31.247
  • AND HOW IS HE DOING IT?
  • 00:06:31.280 --> 00:06:32.748
  • BY DECEIVING PEOPLE INTOFOLLOWING THE WAY OF CAIN.
  • 00:06:32.782 --> 00:06:36.886
  • OTHER RELIGIONS THATTURN PEOPLE AWAY
  • 00:06:36.919 --> 00:06:39.822
  • FROM FAITH ALONEIN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:06:39.856 --> 00:06:42.058
  • THAT'S WHY PAUL REFERS TOSATAN AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
  • 00:06:42.091 --> 00:06:46.128
  • REMEMBER THE WORDS OF2 CORINTHIANS 11:14?
  • 00:06:46.162 --> 00:06:48.764
  • "AND NO WONDER, FOR EVENSATAN DISGUISES HIMSELF
  • 00:06:48.798 --> 00:06:54.504
  • "AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT."
  • 00:06:54.537 --> 00:06:56.639
  • NOW THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:06:56.672 --> 00:06:58.040
  • IF SATAN APPEAREDAS HE REALLY IS,
  • 00:06:58.074 --> 00:07:00.743
  • THE DRAGON, THE BIBLE CALLS HIM,
  • 00:07:00.776 --> 00:07:03.145
  • OR SATAN APPEARED AS MANYPEOPLE CHARACTERIZE HIM
  • 00:07:03.179 --> 00:07:05.781
  • IN A RED SUIT AND APITCHFORK AND THE HORNS
  • 00:07:05.815 --> 00:07:08.985
  • SAYING, "HEY, COME FOLLOW ME!"
  • 00:07:09.018 --> 00:07:11.053
  • IS ANYBODY GOING TO BEDECEIVED BY THAT?
  • 00:07:11.087 --> 00:07:13.556
  • NO.
  • 00:07:13.589 --> 00:07:15.024
  • BUT HE DOESN'T APPEAR AS HEREALLY IS, THE HORRIBLE MONSTER.
  • 00:07:15.057 --> 00:07:18.094
  • INSTEAD HE APPEARSAS AN ANGEL OF, WHAT?
  • 00:07:18.127 --> 00:07:21.697
  • LIGHT.
  • 00:07:21.731 --> 00:07:23.165
  • TO DECEIVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:07:23.199 --> 00:07:25.234
  • WHEN THESE NON-CHRISTIANSTALK ABOUT,
  • 00:07:25.268 --> 00:07:27.236
  • OH, THEY'VE HAD THISNEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE
  • 00:07:27.270 --> 00:07:29.272
  • AND THEY ALL SAWTHE BRIGHT LIGHT,
  • 00:07:29.305 --> 00:07:30.806
  • I BELIEVE THEM.
  • 00:07:30.840 --> 00:07:32.475
  • BUT IT WASN'T THE LIGHTOF JESUS THEY SAW.
  • 00:07:32.508 --> 00:07:35.044
  • IT WAS A DECEPTION.
  • 00:07:35.077 --> 00:07:36.812
  • SATAN APPEARS ASAN ANGEL OF LIGHT,
  • 00:07:36.846 --> 00:07:39.215
  • AND THEN NOTICE VERSE 15.
  • 00:07:39.248 --> 00:07:40.750
  • "THEREFORE IT IS NOTSURPRISING IF HIS SERVANTS."
  • 00:07:40.783 --> 00:07:46.923
  • WHOSE SERVANTS?
  • 00:07:46.956 --> 00:07:48.090
  • SATAN'S SERVANTS.
  • 00:07:48.124 --> 00:07:50.092
  • "ALSO DISGUISE THEMSELVES ASSERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:07:50.126 --> 00:07:56.465
  • "WHOSE END SHALL BEACCORDING TO THEIR DEEDS."
  • 00:07:56.499 --> 00:07:59.101
  • HOW DOES SATAN DISTRACT PEOPLEINTO FOLLOWING THE WRONG WAY
  • 00:07:59.135 --> 00:08:02.605
  • THAT WILL LEADTHEM AWAY FROM GOD?
  • 00:08:02.638 --> 00:08:03.973
  • HE HAS SERVANTS IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:08:04.006 --> 00:08:06.075
  • SERVANTS OFRIGHTEOUSNESS, SUPPOSEDLY.
  • 00:08:06.108 --> 00:08:10.046
  • RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WHOARE SATAN'S MOUTHPIECES
  • 00:08:10.079 --> 00:08:14.850
  • TO LEAD PEOPLE TO HELL.
  • 00:08:14.884 --> 00:08:16.953
  • WHO SAY, "PERSONALLY,I'VE TRUSTED IN CHRIST
  • 00:08:16.986 --> 00:08:19.322
  • "AS MY SALVATION,
  • 00:08:19.355 --> 00:08:20.556
  • "BUT WHO AM I TO JUDGE?
  • 00:08:20.590 --> 00:08:22.258
  • "THERE MAY BE OTHER WAYS TO GOD
  • 00:08:22.291 --> 00:08:23.859
  • "AND I CAN'T CONDEMNANY WAY TO GOD."
  • 00:08:23.893 --> 00:08:27.630
  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU IS
  • 00:08:27.663 --> 00:08:29.131
  • THIS BATTLE FOR THEEXCLUSIVITY OF CHRIST
  • 00:08:29.165 --> 00:08:33.169
  • IS REALLY GROUNDZERO OF THE BATTLE
  • 00:08:33.202 --> 00:08:35.004
  • BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF GODAND THE KINGDOM OF SATAN.
  • 00:08:35.037 --> 00:08:38.040
  • YOU DO UNDERSTAND WE'REIN A BATTLE, DON'T YOU?
  • 00:08:38.074 --> 00:08:41.510
  • MOST PEOPLE DON'TUNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:08:41.544 --> 00:08:43.412
  • MOST PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTANDTHE SPIRITUAL BATTLE
  • 00:08:43.446 --> 00:08:46.015
  • THAT WE'RE IN.
  • 00:08:46.048 --> 00:08:47.249
  • MARTYN LLOYD-JONESWROTE YEARS AGO,
  • 00:08:47.283 --> 00:08:49.952
  • "NOT TO REALIZE THATYOU'RE IN A CONFLICT
  • 00:08:49.986 --> 00:08:53.055
  • "MEANS ONE THING ONLY,
  • 00:08:53.089 --> 00:08:54.690
  • "AND THAT IS THAT YOU ARESO HOPELESSLY DEFEATED
  • 00:08:54.724 --> 00:08:57.793
  • "AND SO KNOCKED OUT AS IT WERE
  • 00:08:57.827 --> 00:09:00.062
  • "THAT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.
  • 00:09:00.096 --> 00:09:01.497
  • "YOU ARE COMPLETELYDEFEATED BY THE DEVIL.
  • 00:09:01.530 --> 00:09:04.533
  • "ANYONE WHO IS NOTAWARE OF A FIGHT
  • 00:09:04.567 --> 00:09:07.236
  • "AND A CONFLICT INA SPIRITUAL SENSE
  • 00:09:07.269 --> 00:09:10.139
  • "IS IN A DRUGGED AND AHAZARDOUS CONDITION."
  • 00:09:10.172 --> 00:09:15.277
  • FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINSTFLESH AND BLOOD, PAUL SAID,
  • 00:09:15.311 --> 00:09:19.382
  • BUT AGAINST THE UNSEENFORCES OF WICKEDNESS
  • 00:09:19.415 --> 00:09:22.385
  • IN THE SPIRITUAL PLACES.
  • 00:09:22.418 --> 00:09:24.854
  • WE ARE BEING OUTFOUGHTIN THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:09:24.887 --> 00:09:29.558
  • BUT EVEN THOSE WHOACCEPT THE FACT
  • 00:09:29.592 --> 00:09:31.827
  • THAT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE
  • 00:09:31.861 --> 00:09:34.163
  • AND THEY WANNA ENTERINTO THE FIGHT,
  • 00:09:34.196 --> 00:09:36.532
  • THEY DO WANNA FIGHT FORTHE EXCLUSIVITY OF CHRIST,
  • 00:09:36.565 --> 00:09:39.468
  • THEY'RE LOSING THEBATTLE BECAUSE, FRANKLY,
  • 00:09:39.502 --> 00:09:41.303
  • WE ARE BEING OUTARGUEDIN THIS ISSUE AS WELL.
  • 00:09:41.337 --> 00:09:45.341
  • WE'RE BEING OUTARGUEDBY THE WORLD.
  • 00:09:45.374 --> 00:09:47.410
  • WE'VE GOT TO PRESENT GOD'STRUTH BECAUSE, QUITE FRANKLY,
  • 00:09:47.443 --> 00:09:50.513
  • THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE IS BEINGDISTORTED BY THE MEDIA TODAY.
  • 00:09:50.546 --> 00:09:54.583
  • IT'S BEING DISTORTEDBY LIBERALS.
  • 00:09:54.617 --> 00:09:56.619
  • FOR EXAMPLE, THE ISSUEOF THE SANCTITY OF LIFE
  • 00:09:56.652 --> 00:09:59.689
  • HAS BEEN TURNED INTO AWAR ON WOMEN'S HEALTH.
  • 00:09:59.722 --> 00:10:03.726
  • OR THE CONVICTION THATMARRIAGE SHOULD BE
  • 00:10:03.759 --> 00:10:05.428
  • BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONEWOMAN HAS BEEN TWISTED
  • 00:10:05.461 --> 00:10:08.264
  • INTO SOME KIND OF HATREDTOWARD HOMOSEXUALS.
  • 00:10:08.297 --> 00:10:12.101
  • THE BELIEF IN RELIGIOUSFREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
  • 00:10:12.134 --> 00:10:14.937
  • HAS BEEN PERVERTED INTO THEOPPRESSION OF OTHER RELIGIONS.
  • 00:10:14.970 --> 00:10:18.741
  • THE GOOD NEWS THATCHRIST HAS OFFERED
  • 00:10:18.774 --> 00:10:20.743
  • A WAY OF FORGIVENESS TOEVERYBODY WHO BELIEVES IN CHRIST
  • 00:10:20.776 --> 00:10:25.014
  • HAS BEEN TWISTED INTO AMESSAGE OF INTOLERANCE
  • 00:10:25.047 --> 00:10:28.551
  • AND CONDEMNATION OF SINCEREFOLLOWERS OF OTHER FAITH.
  • 00:10:28.584 --> 00:10:32.755
  • WE'VE GOT TO BE WILLING TOARGUE GOD'S POINT OF VIEW
  • 00:10:32.788 --> 00:10:36.559
  • IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE,
  • 00:10:36.592 --> 00:10:38.060
  • BUT TO DO THAT WE ALSO HAVETO BE EQUIPPED TO DO SO.
  • 00:10:38.094 --> 00:10:42.164
  • THINK ABOUT PAUL.
  • 00:10:42.198 --> 00:10:43.699
  • WHEN HE WENT TO MARS HILLTO ENGAGE IN A PUBLIC ARENA,
  • 00:10:43.733 --> 00:10:46.869
  • HE CAME ARMED NOTJUST WITH SCRIPTURE
  • 00:10:46.902 --> 00:10:50.306
  • BUT ALSO WITH COMPELLINGREASONING AND LOGIC
  • 00:10:50.339 --> 00:10:54.610
  • AND VIVID ILLUSTRATIONS TOUNDERGIRD THOSE LOGICAL POINTS.
  • 00:10:54.643 --> 00:10:59.381
  • AND I BELIEVE WE'RE GOINGTO HAVE TO DO THE SAME
  • 00:10:59.415 --> 00:11:01.617
  • IF WE ARE GOING TO WIN THISARGUMENT IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE.
  • 00:11:01.650 --> 00:11:05.221
  • YOU KNOW, IN 2 CORINTHIANS 5:20,
  • 00:11:05.254 --> 00:11:08.057
  • PAUL SAID, "WE AREAMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST."
  • 00:11:08.090 --> 00:11:14.230
  • AS THOUGH GOD HIMSELFWAS SPEAKING THROUGH US
  • 00:11:14.263 --> 00:11:16.532
  • AND BEGGING OTHERSBE RECONCILED TO GOD.
  • 00:11:16.565 --> 00:11:20.469
  • FOLKS, HEAR ME ON THIS AGAIN.
  • 00:11:20.503 --> 00:11:23.339
  • GOD LEFT YOU HEREFOR ONE REASON.
  • 00:11:23.372 --> 00:11:25.341
  • IT'S NOT JUST PASTORSAND MISSIONARIES
  • 00:11:25.374 --> 00:11:27.009
  • THAT ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST.
  • 00:11:27.042 --> 00:11:28.477
  • WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST.
  • 00:11:28.511 --> 00:11:30.980
  • WE ARE GOD'S MOUTHPIECESIN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:11:31.013 --> 00:11:34.517
  • YOU ARE THE FINALLINK BETWEEN GOD
  • 00:11:34.550 --> 00:11:37.353
  • AND A LONG CHAIN OFEVENTS TO ANOTHER PERSON
  • 00:11:37.386 --> 00:11:40.055
  • TO VOICE THE GOSPELMESSAGE TO THAT PERSON.
  • 00:11:40.089 --> 00:11:43.392
  • AND THAT'S WHYHE'S LEFT US HERE,
  • 00:11:43.425 --> 00:11:45.194
  • TO BE ABLE TOSHARE THAT MESSAGE.
  • 00:11:45.227 --> 00:11:46.929
  • WE ARE GOD'S REPRESENTATIVESHERE ON EARTH.
  • 00:11:46.962 --> 00:11:49.398
  • BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO BEEFFECTIVE IN THAT ASSIGNMENT,
  • 00:11:49.431 --> 00:11:51.967
  • WE HAVE TO KNOWWHAT THE MESSAGE IS.
  • 00:11:52.001 --> 00:11:53.803
  • WE HAVE TO BE PREPAREDTO SHARE THAT MESSAGE.
  • 00:11:53.836 --> 00:11:56.372
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THISSERIES IS DESIGNED TO DO,
  • 00:11:56.405 --> 00:11:58.874
  • TO GIVE YOU THERESOURCES YOU NEED
  • 00:11:58.908 --> 00:12:00.876
  • TO BE THAT AMBASSADORFOR CHRIST.
  • 00:12:00.910 --> 00:12:03.712
  • THIRDLY, NOT ONLY ARE WEBEING OUTFOUGHT AND OUTARGUED,
  • 00:12:03.746 --> 00:12:08.217
  • WE'RE BEING OUT-MARKETED ONTHIS ISSUE OF EXCLUSIVITY.
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:13.088
  • YOU KNOW, IN EPHESIANS 2:2,WHEN PAUL DESCRIBED SATAN
  • 00:12:13.122 --> 00:12:19.228
  • AS "THE PRINCE TO THEPOWER OF THE AIR,"
  • 00:12:19.261 --> 00:12:20.996
  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
  • 00:12:21.030 --> 00:12:22.131
  • COULD THAT BE AREFERENCE TO TELEVISION?
  • 00:12:22.164 --> 00:12:24.066
  • IT'S A VERY POWERFUL MEDIUM.
  • 00:12:24.099 --> 00:12:26.569
  • DID YOU KNOW THE AVERAGEAMERICAN TODAY WATCHES
  • 00:12:26.602 --> 00:12:29.271
  • TELEVISION FIVE HOURS A DAY?
  • 00:12:29.305 --> 00:12:32.074
  • THERE ARE 300 MILLION AMERICANS.
  • 00:12:32.107 --> 00:12:36.245
  • THINK OF THE MESSAGESTHAT ARE BEING
  • 00:12:36.278 --> 00:12:38.380
  • ENDLESSLY PUMPED OUT OF THATTUBE INTO PEOPLE'S MINDS.
  • 00:12:38.414 --> 00:12:42.418
  • LET ME TELL YOU, WHEN IT COMESTO THE ISSUE OF SPIRITUALITY,
  • 00:12:42.451 --> 00:12:46.856
  • THE MESSAGE THAT ISCOMING FROM TELEVISION
  • 00:12:46.889 --> 00:12:49.425
  • IS ONE THAT IS NOT SYMPATHETIC.
  • 00:12:49.458 --> 00:12:51.260
  • IT IS ANTAGONISTICTOWARD THE IDEA
  • 00:12:51.293 --> 00:12:54.563
  • THAT THERE IS ONLYONE WAY TO BE SAVED,
  • 00:12:54.597 --> 00:12:57.066
  • AND THAT'S THROUGHFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:12:57.099 --> 00:13:00.302
  • NOT ONLY IN TELEVISION,
  • 00:13:00.336 --> 00:13:01.937
  • BUT RADIO, MOVIES,PRINT, THE INTERNET,
  • 00:13:01.971 --> 00:13:04.740
  • ALL SPEWING FORTH THE LIE THATTHERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GOD
  • 00:13:04.773 --> 00:13:09.245
  • OTHER THAN FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:13:09.278 --> 00:13:11.080
  • AND IT'S TRUE THAT CHRISTIANS
  • 00:13:11.113 --> 00:13:13.048
  • ARE TRYING TO UTILIZETHE MEDIA AS WELL
  • 00:13:13.082 --> 00:13:16.185
  • TO VOICE OPPOSITION TO THATMESSAGE OF INCLUSIVISM.
  • 00:13:16.218 --> 00:13:20.990
  • WE'RE TRYING TO DROWN IT OUT.
  • 00:13:21.023 --> 00:13:22.992
  • FRANKLY, IT'S IMPOSSIBLEFOR US TO DROWN IT OUT.
  • 00:13:23.025 --> 00:13:27.162
  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FORUS TO DROWN IT OUT.
  • 00:13:27.196 --> 00:13:29.164
  • YOU CANNOT COMPETEWITH THE SECULAR MEDIA.
  • 00:13:29.198 --> 00:13:33.669
  • THE GOOD NEWS ISWE DON'T HAVE TO.
  • 00:13:33.702 --> 00:13:37.373
  • BECAUSE, YOU SEE, THISBATTLE FOR EXCLUSIVITY
  • 00:13:37.406 --> 00:13:40.709
  • IS NOT AN AIR WAR.
  • 00:13:40.743 --> 00:13:43.078
  • IT'S A GROUND WAR.
  • 00:13:43.112 --> 00:13:45.614
  • YOU SEE, MORE THAN2.000 YEARS AGO
  • 00:13:45.648 --> 00:13:47.216
  • JESUS CHRISTENTRUSTED THAT MESSAGE
  • 00:13:47.249 --> 00:13:49.952
  • THAT HE IS THE WAY OF SALVATION
  • 00:13:49.985 --> 00:13:51.587
  • TO 12 PEOPLE,
  • 00:13:51.620 --> 00:13:53.088
  • AND THEY TOOK THAT MESSAGEAND THEY SPREAD IT TO OTHERS
  • 00:13:53.122 --> 00:13:56.058
  • WHO SPREAD IT TO OTHERSWHO SPREAD IT TO OTHERS,
  • 00:13:56.091 --> 00:13:58.494
  • AND 2.000 LATER THATMESSAGE IS STILL GROWING
  • 00:13:58.527 --> 00:14:01.497
  • STRONGER THAT EVER,
  • 00:14:01.530 --> 00:14:03.065
  • THAT CHRIST IS THEONLY WAY TO GOD.
  • 00:14:03.098 --> 00:14:06.802
  • THIS IS A GROUND WAR.
  • 00:14:06.835 --> 00:14:09.505
  • GOD'S PLAN IS TO EQUIPPEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU
  • 00:14:09.538 --> 00:14:13.075
  • WITH THAT MESSAGE
  • 00:14:13.108 --> 00:14:14.276
  • TO TAKE TO THE UTTERMOSTPARTS OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:14:14.310 --> 00:14:16.845
  • NOW PLEASE DON'T MISUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:14:16.879 --> 00:14:19.448
  • I'M NOT SAYING UTILIZINGMEDIA ISN'T IMPORTANT.
  • 00:14:19.481 --> 00:14:22.518
  • OUR CHURCH PLACESA LOT OF EMPHASIS
  • 00:14:22.551 --> 00:14:24.620
  • ON TELEVISION ANDRADIO AND THE INTERNET,
  • 00:14:24.653 --> 00:14:27.723
  • AND WE ARE HAVINGFANTASTIC RESULTS.
  • 00:14:27.756 --> 00:14:31.927
  • I WAS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA,
  • 00:14:31.961 --> 00:14:33.762
  • PREACHING AT A BIBLEPROPHECY CONFERENCE.
  • 00:14:33.796 --> 00:14:37.566
  • 5.000 PEOPLE WERE THERE.
  • 00:14:37.599 --> 00:14:40.135
  • THEY CAME FROM FLORIDA,THEY CAME FROM ILLINOIS,
  • 00:14:40.169 --> 00:14:44.139
  • THEY CAME FROM ARKANSAS,THEY CAME FROM DALLAS,
  • 00:14:44.173 --> 00:14:46.508
  • THEY CAME FROM ALL OVER.
  • 00:14:46.542 --> 00:14:48.610
  • AND THE MAJORITY OFTHOSE WHO WERE THERE
  • 00:14:48.644 --> 00:14:51.580
  • WERE THERE BECAUSETHEY HAD HEARD
  • 00:14:51.613 --> 00:14:53.816
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY" ON RADIO
  • 00:14:53.849 --> 00:14:55.784
  • OR WATCHED IT ON TELEVISION.
  • 00:14:55.818 --> 00:14:57.553
  • I KNOW THAT BECAUSE IPERSONALLY STOOD IN LINE
  • 00:14:57.586 --> 00:15:00.422
  • AND TALKED TO OVER 1.100 OFTHOSE CONFERENCE ATTENDEES.
  • 00:15:00.456 --> 00:15:04.994
  • AND I WISH YOU COULD HAVE HEARD
  • 00:15:05.027 --> 00:15:06.562
  • THE STORIES THEY SHARED WITH ME
  • 00:15:06.595 --> 00:15:08.297
  • ABOUT WHAT OUR MINISTRYMEANS FOR THEM.
  • 00:15:08.330 --> 00:15:10.432
  • I HEARD STORIES,INDIVIDUALS WHO SAID,
  • 00:15:10.466 --> 00:15:12.735
  • "I WAS DRIVING IN THE RADIO,AND I HEARD THE BROADCAST.
  • 00:15:12.768 --> 00:15:16.071
  • "I PULLED THE CAR OFFTO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
  • 00:15:16.105 --> 00:15:18.507
  • "AND I BOWED MY HEAD AND PRAYEDTO RECEIVE CHRIST AS SAVIOR.
  • 00:15:18.540 --> 00:15:21.844
  • "THANK YOU FOR THIS BROADCAST."
  • 00:15:21.877 --> 00:15:24.013
  • YOU SEE, THAT'S THE REASONWE'RE REALLY INVOLVED IN MEDIA.
  • 00:15:24.046 --> 00:15:27.049
  • YES, WE WANNA WIN UNBELIEVERS,AND WE HEAR IT ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:15:27.082 --> 00:15:30.152
  • BUT THE REAL GOALOF OUR MINISTRY
  • 00:15:30.185 --> 00:15:32.321
  • IS TO EQUIP THE SAINTSFOR THE WORK OF SERVICE,
  • 00:15:32.354 --> 00:15:35.891
  • TO THE BUILDING UP OFTHE BODY OF CHRIST.
  • 00:15:35.924 --> 00:15:38.127
  • AND THAT'S WHATEPHESIANS 4:12 SAYS.
  • 00:15:38.160 --> 00:15:39.895
  • "THE PLAN IS TO EQUIPTHE SAINTS," THAT'S YOU,
  • 00:15:39.928 --> 00:15:42.698
  • "FOR THE WORK OF SERVICE,
  • 00:15:42.731 --> 00:15:44.099
  • "TO THE BUILDING UP OFTHE BODY OF CHRIST."
  • 00:15:44.133 --> 00:15:48.270
  • YOU SEE, GOD WANTSYOU TO BE EQUIPPED.
  • 00:15:48.303 --> 00:15:50.072
  • STUDENTS LISTENING TO ME,HE WANTS YOU TO BE EQUIPPED
  • 00:15:50.105 --> 00:15:52.474
  • SO YOU CAN GO INTOTHAT CLASSROOM DEBATE
  • 00:15:52.508 --> 00:15:55.010
  • AND LOGICALLY ARGUE AND PRESENT
  • 00:15:55.044 --> 00:15:57.946
  • WHY CHRIST IS THEONLY WAY TO SALVATION.
  • 00:15:57.980 --> 00:16:00.082
  • WORKERS, HE WANTSYOU TO BE ABLE TO GO
  • 00:16:00.115 --> 00:16:01.550
  • INTO THAT BREAK ROOMIN YOUR BUSINESS
  • 00:16:01.583 --> 00:16:03.786
  • AND HAVE A CONVERSATIONWITH OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:03.819 --> 00:16:05.721
  • HE WANTS YOU TO BEABLE TO ARTICULATE
  • 00:16:05.754 --> 00:16:07.423
  • WITH THAT RELIGIOUSFAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND
  • 00:16:07.456 --> 00:16:10.359
  • WHO DOESN'T KNOW CHRIST
  • 00:16:10.392 --> 00:16:11.593
  • ABOUT WHY CHRIST IS THEONLY WAY TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:16:11.627 --> 00:16:14.563
  • THAT IS GOD'S PLAN FORGETTING THIS MESSAGE OUT.
  • 00:16:14.596 --> 00:16:18.100
  • IT IS A GROUND WAR.
  • 00:16:18.133 --> 00:16:20.536
  • NOW, IF WE'REGOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL
  • 00:16:20.569 --> 00:16:22.704
  • IN DOING WHAT GODHAS CALLED US TO DO,
  • 00:16:22.738 --> 00:16:25.140
  • WE NEED TWO RESOURCES TOEFFECTIVELY MARKET THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:16:25.174 --> 00:16:30.045
  • WRITE THEM DOWN.
  • 00:16:30.079 --> 00:16:31.246
  • FIRST OF ALL, WENEED TO BE EQUIPPED
  • 00:16:31.280 --> 00:16:33.382
  • WITH COMPELLING REASONING.
  • 00:16:33.415 --> 00:16:36.418
  • COMPELLING REASONING.
  • 00:16:36.452 --> 00:16:39.521
  • 1 PETER 3:15, THE APOSTLE SAYS,
  • 00:16:39.555 --> 00:16:42.191
  • "BUT SANCTIFY CHRISTAS LORD IN YOUR HEARTS,
  • 00:16:42.224 --> 00:16:45.594
  • "ALWAYS BEING READYTO MAKE A DEFENSE
  • 00:16:45.627 --> 00:16:48.464
  • "TO ANYONE WHO ASKSYOU TO GIVE AN ACCOUNT
  • 00:16:48.497 --> 00:16:51.867
  • "FOR THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU,
  • 00:16:51.900 --> 00:16:53.635
  • "YET WITH GENTLENESSAND REVERENCE."
  • 00:16:53.669 --> 00:16:55.571
  • WE NEED TO BE READY.
  • 00:16:55.604 --> 00:16:57.639
  • WE NEED TO BE READYTO EXPLAIN THE GOSPEL
  • 00:16:57.673 --> 00:17:00.342
  • TO ANYONE WHO ASKS US.
  • 00:17:00.375 --> 00:17:02.878
  • HOW DO WE GETEQUIPPED TO DO THAT?
  • 00:17:02.911 --> 00:17:05.080
  • WELL, CERTAINLY WITHTHE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:17:05.114 --> 00:17:07.216
  • NOTHING IS MORE POWERFULTHAN THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:17:07.249 --> 00:17:09.218
  • HEBREWS 4:12 SAYS, "FORTHE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING,
  • 00:17:09.251 --> 00:17:12.921
  • "IT'S ACTIVE, IT'S SHARPERTHAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD,
  • 00:17:12.955 --> 00:17:16.024
  • "AND PIERCING AS FAR AS THEDIVISION OF SOUL AND SPIRIT,
  • 00:17:16.058 --> 00:17:18.994
  • "OF BOTH JOINTS AND MARROW,
  • 00:17:19.027 --> 00:17:20.362
  • "AND IT'S ABLE TOJUDGE THE THOUGHTS
  • 00:17:20.395 --> 00:17:22.598
  • "AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART."
  • 00:17:22.631 --> 00:17:24.600
  • BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH,LISTEN TO ME,
  • 00:17:24.633 --> 00:17:26.435
  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST SPOUTOFF BIBLE VERSES TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:26.468 --> 00:17:32.941
  • LOOK AGAIN AT THEEXAMPLE OF PAUL.
  • 00:17:32.975 --> 00:17:34.576
  • HE DIDN'T JUSTQUOTE BIBLE VERSES.
  • 00:17:34.610 --> 00:17:37.379
  • HE USED THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:17:37.412 --> 00:17:39.114
  • BUT HE ALSO EXPLAINEDTHE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:17:39.148 --> 00:17:41.984
  • HE WAS ABLE TO COME UP WITHTHOSE LOGICAL ARGUMENTS
  • 00:17:42.017 --> 00:17:44.953
  • THAT FLOW OUT OF SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:17:44.987 --> 00:17:46.355
  • HE WAS ABLE TO USEINTERESTING ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 00:17:46.388 --> 00:17:48.857
  • TO DRIVE HOME THE POINT
  • 00:17:48.891 --> 00:17:50.726
  • ABOUT WHY CHRIST IS THEONLY WAY TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:17:50.759 --> 00:17:53.128
  • AND THAT'S THEPURPOSE OF THIS SERIES
  • 00:17:53.162 --> 00:17:54.663
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN."
  • 00:17:54.696 --> 00:17:56.198
  • WE'RE NOT JUST GOING TO GIVE YOUJUST A BUNCH OF BIBLE VERSES.
  • 00:17:56.231 --> 00:17:58.400
  • WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOUSOME LOGICAL ARGUMENTS
  • 00:17:58.433 --> 00:18:00.335
  • YOU CAN USE WITH PEOPLE,
  • 00:18:00.369 --> 00:18:01.537
  • SOME COMPELLING ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 00:18:01.570 --> 00:18:03.605
  • TO COMMUNICATE THAT ETERNALMESSAGE OF SALVATION.
  • 00:18:03.639 --> 00:18:06.975
  • IF WE'RE GOING TO BE EFFECTIVEFOOT SOLDIERS FOR CHRIST,
  • 00:18:07.009 --> 00:18:09.678
  • WE NEED COMPELLING REASONING.
  • 00:18:09.711 --> 00:18:11.113
  • SECONDLY, WE NEED ANUNWAVERING RESOLVE
  • 00:18:11.146 --> 00:18:15.951
  • TO SHARE THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:18:15.984 --> 00:18:18.987
  • IF YOU ARE COMMITTEDTO DOING THAT ONE THING
  • 00:18:19.021 --> 00:18:21.990
  • GOD HAS ASKED YOU TO DO,
  • 00:18:22.024 --> 00:18:23.492
  • TO SHARE THIS MESSAGE OF CHRIST,
  • 00:18:23.525 --> 00:18:25.194
  • DON'T BE SURPRISED AT THEPRESSURE YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL
  • 00:18:25.227 --> 00:18:28.597
  • BOTH FROM THOSEOUTSIDE THE CHURCH
  • 00:18:28.630 --> 00:18:31.300
  • AND THOSE WITHINTHE BODY OF CHRIST
  • 00:18:31.333 --> 00:18:33.669
  • TO COMPROMISE ON THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:18:33.702 --> 00:18:37.573
  • THE PRESSURE TO COMPROMISEIS MORE INTENSE TODAY
  • 00:18:37.606 --> 00:18:40.642
  • THAN IT'S EVER BEEN.
  • 00:18:40.676 --> 00:18:42.611
  • I REMEMBER MORETHAN 40 YEARS AGO
  • 00:18:42.644 --> 00:18:46.348
  • I WAS A STUDENT ATRICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL
  • 00:18:46.381 --> 00:18:48.750
  • AND I WAS PRESIDENT OFTHE STUDENT COUNCIL,
  • 00:18:48.784 --> 00:18:51.220
  • AND SO ONE OF MY DUTIESWAS TO LEAD THE PRAYER
  • 00:18:51.253 --> 00:18:54.790
  • AT THE FIRST FOOTBALLGAME OF THE SEASON.
  • 00:18:54.823 --> 00:18:58.160
  • AND SO THE SCHOOLOFFICIALS PULLED ME ASIDE,
  • 00:18:58.193 --> 00:19:01.396
  • I DON'T KNOW WHY THEYWOULD SINGLE ME OUT,
  • 00:19:01.430 --> 00:19:02.998
  • BUT THEY SAID, "ROBERT, PLEASEDO NOT SAY IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:19:03.031 --> 00:19:09.438
  • "THAT WOULD BE OFFENSIVE TOMANY PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT,
  • 00:19:09.471 --> 00:19:11.673
  • "SO PLEASE DON'T SAY THAT."
  • 00:19:11.707 --> 00:19:14.409
  • WELL, NOT LONG BEFORE THATI HAD DEDICATED MY LIFE
  • 00:19:14.443 --> 00:19:19.248
  • TO BEING A PASTOR.
  • 00:19:19.281 --> 00:19:22.117
  • AND SO IT TOOK ME ABOUT FIVESECONDS TO THINK THAT THROUGH.
  • 00:19:22.150 --> 00:19:25.754
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:19:25.787 --> 00:19:27.689
  • AND I SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:19:27.723 --> 00:19:28.924
  • IF I'M GOING TOBEGIN MY MINISTRY
  • 00:19:28.957 --> 00:19:32.961
  • BY COMPROMISING AND DENYING
  • 00:19:32.995 --> 00:19:37.633
  • THE ONLY NAME UNDER HEAVENBY WHICH WE CAN BE SAVED,
  • 00:19:37.666 --> 00:19:40.669
  • I DON'T HAVE ANY REASONBEING IN THE MINISTRY.
  • 00:19:40.702 --> 00:19:43.205
  • I MIGHT JUST AS WELLGIVE IT UP RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:19:43.238 --> 00:19:45.307
  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
  • 00:19:45.340 --> 00:19:52.147
  • AND SO YOU CAN IMAGINEHOW I PRAYED THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:19:52.180 --> 00:19:54.916
  • IT WAS WITH BILLY GRAHAMEVANGELISTIC FERVOR THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:19:54.950 --> 00:19:58.253
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:19:58.287 --> 00:20:00.055
  • BUT YOU KNOW, SINCE THAT TIME,
  • 00:20:00.088 --> 00:20:03.125
  • I'VE SEEN THAT PRESSURE TOCOMPROMISE ON THAT ISSUE
  • 00:20:03.158 --> 00:20:06.228
  • INTENSIFY AND INTENSIFY,
  • 00:20:06.261 --> 00:20:08.397
  • NOT JUST ON ME BUTON EVERY ONE OF YOU.
  • 00:20:08.430 --> 00:20:12.067
  • WE'RE BEING BULLIED BYTHOSE OUTSIDE THE FAITH,
  • 00:20:12.100 --> 00:20:15.137
  • WE'RE BEING BADGERED BYTHOSE INSIDE THE FAITH,
  • 00:20:15.170 --> 00:20:18.607
  • TO BE MORE INCLUSIVEIN OUR BELIEF SYSTEM.
  • 00:20:18.640 --> 00:20:23.312
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S ASTORY THAT IS OFTEN TOLD
  • 00:20:23.345 --> 00:20:25.347
  • ABOUT A CATHOLIC PRIEST ANDA PROTESTANT ARMY CHAPLAIN
  • 00:20:25.380 --> 00:20:32.220
  • WHO SERVED TOGETHERSIDE BY SIDE IN ITALY
  • 00:20:32.254 --> 00:20:34.990
  • DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
  • 00:20:35.023 --> 00:20:37.259
  • AND IN THE MIDST OF THE WAR,
  • 00:20:37.292 --> 00:20:38.460
  • THE PROTESTANTCHAPLAIN WAS KILLED.
  • 00:20:38.493 --> 00:20:40.796
  • HIS FRIEND, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST,
  • 00:20:40.829 --> 00:20:42.264
  • WAS HEARTBROKEN OVER HISDEATH AND WANTED TO HONOR HIM
  • 00:20:42.297 --> 00:20:45.500
  • BY HAVING HIM BURIEDIN THE CEMETERY
  • 00:20:45.534 --> 00:20:47.736
  • BEHIND THE CATHOLICPRIEST'S CHURCH.
  • 00:20:47.769 --> 00:20:50.605
  • CATHOLIC PROTOCOL DIDN'T ALLOW
  • 00:20:50.639 --> 00:20:52.307
  • FOR A PROTESTANTTO BE BURIED THERE,
  • 00:20:52.341 --> 00:20:53.842
  • SO THE PRIEST INTERCEDEDFOR HIS FRIEND
  • 00:20:53.875 --> 00:20:56.311
  • AND SAID, "WOULD ITBE POSSIBLE FOR US
  • 00:20:56.345 --> 00:20:58.146
  • "TO BURY THIS PROTESTANTCHAPLAIN BEHIND OUR CHURCH?"
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:21:00.949
  • THE OFFICIAL SAID NO.
  • 00:21:00.982 --> 00:21:03.251
  • AND SO THE PRIEST TOOKTHE BODY OF HIS FRIEND
  • 00:21:03.285 --> 00:21:05.320
  • AND BURIED IT JUST OUTSIDETHE FENCE AROUND THE CEMETERY.
  • 00:21:05.354 --> 00:21:10.325
  • YEARS LATER, A FRIEND OFTHAT PROTESTANT CHAPLAIN
  • 00:21:10.359 --> 00:21:13.628
  • CAME TO ITALY TO VISITTHE GRAVE OF HIS FRIEND.
  • 00:21:13.662 --> 00:21:16.965
  • HE FOUND THE CATHOLICPRIEST, VERY OLD BY NOW,
  • 00:21:16.998 --> 00:21:19.935
  • AND ASKED IF HE COULD SEETHE GRAVE OF HIS FRIEND.
  • 00:21:19.968 --> 00:21:22.838
  • AND SO THE PRIESTTOOK HIM TO THE GRAVE,
  • 00:21:22.871 --> 00:21:24.740
  • BUT THE FRIEND NOTICEDIT WAS INSIDE THE FENCE.
  • 00:21:24.773 --> 00:21:31.113
  • THE FRIEND WAS VERYAPPRECIATIVE AND HE SAID,
  • 00:21:31.146 --> 00:21:32.581
  • "WELL, I'M SO GLAD TO SEE THATYOU FINALLY GOT PERMISSION
  • 00:21:32.614 --> 00:21:35.717
  • "TO MOVE THE BODY."
  • 00:21:35.751 --> 00:21:37.753
  • THE PRIEST SAID, "OH,I DIDN'T MOVE THE BODY.
  • 00:21:37.786 --> 00:21:41.056
  • "I MOVED THE FENCE INSTEAD."
  • 00:21:41.089 --> 00:21:43.125
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:21:43.158 --> 00:21:44.860
  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
  • 00:21:44.893 --> 00:21:50.999
  • DON'T MISS THE POINT.
  • 00:21:51.032 --> 00:21:53.335
  • DON'T MISS THE POINT.
  • 00:21:53.368 --> 00:21:55.637
  • THE FACT IS YOU ANDI ARE BEING TOLD
  • 00:21:55.670 --> 00:21:58.507
  • WE NEED TO MOVE THEFENCE OF SALVATION.
  • 00:21:58.540 --> 00:22:02.277
  • WE'RE BEING TOLD THAT WE NEEDTO BE MORE BROAD AND INCLUSIVE
  • 00:22:02.310 --> 00:22:04.913
  • IN THE PEOPLE THAT WE'REGOING TO ALLOW INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:04.946 --> 00:22:08.283
  • LET'S JUST MOVE THE FENCEAND BE MORE INCLUSIVE.
  • 00:22:08.316 --> 00:22:13.021
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM IS
  • 00:22:13.054 --> 00:22:15.190
  • WE DON'T HAVE THEAUTHORITY OR THE ABILITY
  • 00:22:15.223 --> 00:22:18.894
  • TO MOVE THAT FENCE.
  • 00:22:18.927 --> 00:22:20.796
  • GOD HAS ESTABLISHED THATFENCE HE HAS ESTABLISHED
  • 00:22:20.829 --> 00:22:25.500
  • OF WHO CAN ENTER INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:25.534 --> 00:22:27.569
  • AND JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 7:14,
  • 00:22:27.602 --> 00:22:30.372
  • "THE GATE IS SMALL,
  • 00:22:30.405 --> 00:22:32.607
  • "AND THE WAY IS NARROWTHAT LEADS TO LIFE,
  • 00:22:32.641 --> 00:22:35.877
  • "AND FEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT."
  • 00:22:35.911 --> 00:22:40.248
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:40.282 --> 00:22:45.654
  • PEOPLE SINCERELY STRUGGLEWITH THAT NARROW PATH TO GOD.
  • 00:22:45.687 --> 00:22:49.991
  • BUT THE ANSWER DOESN'TCOME BY MOVING THE FENCE
  • 00:22:50.025 --> 00:22:52.894
  • OR TWISTING GOD'S PLANINTO SOMETHING WE PREFER.
  • 00:22:52.928 --> 00:22:56.431
  • THAT'S NOT ONLY HERETICAL,IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:22:56.465 --> 00:22:59.935
  • THE ANSWER LIES IN ALIGNINGOUR HEART WITH GOD'S
  • 00:22:59.968 --> 00:23:03.405
  • AND ACCEPTING HISLOVING INVITATION
  • 00:23:03.438 --> 00:23:06.074
  • TO JOIN HIS FOREVER FAMILY.
  • 00:23:06.107 --> 00:23:09.945
  • BEFORE WE GO TODAY IWANNA READ A LETTER
  • 00:23:09.978 --> 00:23:11.780
  • I RECEIVED FROM A GENTLEMAN
  • 00:23:11.813 --> 00:23:13.181
  • WHO HEARS "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IN MISSISSIPPI. HE SAID,
  • 00:23:13.215 --> 00:23:17.619
  • ISN'T THAT ENCOURAGING?
  • 00:23:40.942 --> 00:23:42.577
  • WHEN YOU INVEST IN THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:23:42.611 --> 00:23:45.881
  • GOD IS USING YOUR GENEROSITYTO REACH LISTENERS
  • 00:23:45.914 --> 00:23:49.150
  • LIKE THIS MAN FROM MISSISSIPPI.
  • 00:23:49.184 --> 00:23:51.720
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FORPARTNERING WITH US
  • 00:23:51.753 --> 00:23:54.456
  • IN PIERCING THE DARKNESSWITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:23:54.489 --> 00:23:58.593
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:23:58.627 --> 00:23:59.828
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:59.861 --> 00:24:02.531
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:24:02.564 --> 00:24:04.266
  • THE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO ATTEND
  • 00:24:04.299 --> 00:24:06.101
  • AMERICAN EVANGELICAL CHURCHES
  • 00:24:06.134 --> 00:24:08.470
  • BELIEVE THAT THERE'S MORETHAN ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE.
  • 00:24:08.503 --> 00:24:12.307
  • THERE'S ONLY ONEPROBLEM WITH THAT IDEA.
  • 00:24:12.340 --> 00:24:14.743
  • IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.
  • 00:24:14.776 --> 00:24:16.545
  • [ANNOUNCER] IN HISBEST-SELLING BOOK
  • 00:24:16.578 --> 00:24:17.812
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN,"
  • 00:24:17.846 --> 00:24:19.814
  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSANSWERS QUESTIONS LIKE,
  • 00:24:19.848 --> 00:24:22.384
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO SINCEREFOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • 00:24:22.417 --> 00:24:25.287
  • WHO WORSHIP A GODBY ANOTHER NAME?
  • 00:24:25.320 --> 00:24:27.289
  • AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHOHAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:24:27.322 --> 00:24:30.292
  • IN OUR INCLUSIVE CULTURE,
  • 00:24:30.325 --> 00:24:32.494
  • THE EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE OFJESUS IS VERY UNPOPULAR.
  • 00:24:32.527 --> 00:24:36.765
  • BUT JESUS WAS CLEAR THAT"NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER
  • 00:24:36.798 --> 00:24:40.402
  • "EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
  • 00:24:40.435 --> 00:24:42.137
  • MY BOOK EQUIPS YOU TOSHARE THIS IMPORTANT TRUTH
  • 00:24:42.170 --> 00:24:45.774
  • WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
  • 00:24:45.807 --> 00:24:48.043
  • [ANNOUNCER] A COPY OF "NOTALL ROADS LEAD TO HEAVEN"
  • 00:24:48.076 --> 00:24:50.445
  • IS YOURS WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:24:50.478 --> 00:24:52.414
  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:24:52.447 --> 00:24:53.848
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $75 OR MORE
  • 00:24:53.882 --> 00:24:56.651
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:24:56.685 --> 00:24:58.119
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TOHEAVEN" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:24:58.153 --> 00:25:00.689
  • ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:00.722 --> 00:25:02.591
  • WHAT SATAN IS DOINGIS USING RELIGION
  • 00:25:02.624 --> 00:25:05.894
  • AS A DISTRACTION TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:25:05.927 --> 00:25:07.963
  • HE'S USING RELIGIONAS A FALSE LIGHT
  • 00:25:07.996 --> 00:25:11.666
  • THAT WILL LEAD PEOPLE AWAY
  • 00:25:11.700 --> 00:25:13.335
  • FROM THE TRUE LIGHTOF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:25:13.368 --> 00:25:15.737
  • WHO ILLUMINATES THEONLY PATHWAY TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:15.770 --> 00:25:19.307
  • [ANNOUNCER] THETRUTH OF GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:25:19.341 --> 00:25:20.609
  • NO MATTER HOW UNPOPULARAND INTOLERANT,
  • 00:25:20.642 --> 00:25:23.011
  • IS THE ONLY TRUTHTHAT CAN SAVE LIVES,
  • 00:25:23.044 --> 00:25:25.614
  • RESTORE OUR NATION,AND IMPACT OUR WORLD.
  • 00:25:25.647 --> 00:25:28.783
  • AND THROUGH YOURPRAYERS AND GIVING,
  • 00:25:28.817 --> 00:25:30.619
  • WE'RE ABLE TOPIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:25:30.652 --> 00:25:32.520
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:25:32.554 --> 00:25:35.724
  • IT'S NOT A MATTER OF WHO WEWANT TO INVITE INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:35.757 --> 00:25:38.660
  • IT'S A MATTER OF WHOMGOD HAS DETERMINED
  • 00:25:38.693 --> 00:25:41.062
  • CAN ENTER INTO HIS KINGDOM.
  • 00:25:41.096 --> 00:25:43.264
  • LIKE JESUS SAID, "THE GATE ISSMALL AND THE WAY IS NARROW."
  • 00:25:43.298 --> 00:25:48.236
  • AND UNLESS WE DEFEND THEEXCLUSIVE CLAIMS OF CHRIST,
  • 00:25:48.269 --> 00:25:51.706
  • VERY FEW PEOPLEWILL FIND THAT WAY.
  • 00:25:51.740 --> 00:25:54.776
  • I HOPE YOU'LL MAKE PLANSTO JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME
  • 00:25:54.809 --> 00:25:57.646
  • BECAUSE I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
  • 00:25:57.679 --> 00:25:59.314
  • HOW TO HELP OTHERS TAKETHE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
  • 00:25:59.347 --> 00:26:02.584
  • BY SHARING AN EXCLUSIVEJESUS IN AN INCLUSIVE WORLD.
  • 00:26:02.617 --> 00:26:07.122
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OFWHAT'S COMING UP NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:07.155 --> 00:26:09.858
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:09.891 --> 00:26:12.460
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:12.494 --> 00:26:14.329
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:26:14.362 --> 00:26:16.865
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:16.898 --> 00:26:19.034
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'BEST-SELLING BOOK
  • 00:26:19.067 --> 00:26:20.835
  • CALLED "NOT ALL ROADSLEAD TO HEAVEN."
  • 00:26:20.869 --> 00:26:23.304
  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE"CHRISTIANITY: CULTS &
  • 00:26:23.338 --> 00:26:26.775
  • RELIGIONS" IS OUR GIFT TO YOUSIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:26.808 --> 00:26:29.844
  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:29.878 --> 00:26:31.413
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:31.446 --> 00:26:34.315
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:26:34.349 --> 00:26:35.950
  • "NOT ALL ROADS LEAD TOHEAVEN" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:35.984 --> 00:26:38.653
  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:38.687 --> 00:26:40.955
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:40.989 --> 00:26:42.657
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT,
  • 00:26:42.691 --> 00:26:44.626
  • SO THANK YOU FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:44.659 --> 00:26:47.328
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:47.362 --> 00:26:48.596
  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:48.630 --> 00:26:51.599
  • FIRST OF ALL, IF WE BELIEVE
  • 00:26:51.633 --> 00:26:53.835
  • THAT THERE'S MORE THANONE WAY TO BE SAVED,
  • 00:26:53.868 --> 00:26:57.405
  • THE FIRST DOMINO THATFALLS BEHIND THAT
  • 00:26:57.439 --> 00:27:00.475
  • IS THE NATURE OF TRUTH ITSELF.
  • 00:27:00.508 --> 00:27:04.079
  • ABSOLUTE TRUTH SAYS THERE ARETRUTHS THAT APPLY TO EVERYBODY
  • 00:27:04.112 --> 00:27:07.582
  • REGARDLESS OF THEIR CULTURE ORTHE TIME IN WHICH THEY LIVE.
  • 00:27:07.615 --> 00:27:10.485
  • THERE ARE ABSOLUTE TRUTHS.
  • 00:27:10.518 --> 00:27:13.722
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:13.755 --> 00:27:15.690
  • FOR THE MESSAGE
  • 00:27:15.724 --> 00:27:17.125
  • "SHARING AN EXCLUSIVE JESUSIN AN INCLUSIVE WORLD"
  • 00:27:17.158 --> 00:27:20.428
  • HERE ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:27:20.462 --> 00:27:22.497
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:22.530 --> 00:27:29.010