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How To Spot A Phony Part 2

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November 25, 2020
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Today we are going to examine one of Jesus’ most disturbing; and least understood; parables: the parable of the wheat and the tares.

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  • (UPLIFTING MUSIC)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPITOF THE 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 JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • THE AVERAGE AMERICANWOULD PROBABLY SAYTHEY BELIEVE IN GOD,
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  • AND MAYBE EVEN CALLTHEMSELVES A CHRISTIAN,
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  • BUT IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY,THERE'S A STAGGERING NUMBER
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  • OF PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO BECHRISTIANS, BUT REALLY AREN'T.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE GOING TOEXPLORE THE DIFFERENCE
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  • BETWEEN FAITH INCHRIST THAT'S REAL
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  • AND THE KIND THAT'S FAKE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"HOW TO SPOT A PHONY,"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • (SOFT MUSIC)
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  • ♪ LORD, I WILL LIFT
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  • ♪ MINE EYES TO THE HILLS
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  • ♪ KNOWING MY HELP
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  • ♪ IS COMING FROM YOU
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  • ♪ YOUR PEACE YOU GIVE ME
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  • ♪ IN TIME OF THE STORM
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  • ♪ YOU ARE THE SOURCEOF MY STRENGTH ♪
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  • ♪ YOU ARE THESTRENGTH OF MY LIFE ♪
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  • ♪ I LIFT MY HANDS INTOTAL PRAISE TO YOU ♪
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • ♪ AMEN
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] EVERY DAY"PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
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  • IS REACHING MOREPEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE
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  • WITH THE ULTIMATE HOPE INTROUBLING TIMES, JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND WE'RE INVITINGYOU TO HELP US
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  • PROCLAIM THE GOSPELACROSS AMERICA,
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  • THROUGH THE HOPE ANDTRUTH MATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVEBETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 31ST
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  • WILL BE MATCHED ANDTHEREFORE DOUBLED,
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  • SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THISOPPORTUNITY TO MULTIPLY YOUR
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  • IMPACT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • TOGETHER, WE WILL PIERCETHE DARKNESS OF OUR DAY
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  • WITH THE HOPE OF THE WORLD,THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • (INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC)
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  • NOW, WHO GOT TAKEN AWAY BYTHE FLOOD, GOD'S JUDGMENT,
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  • BELIEVERS OR UNBELIEVERS?
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  • UNBELIEVERS, THE UNBELIEVERSWERE TAKEN AWAY BY THE FLOOD.
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  • NOW HERE'S WHERE IT GETSINTERESTING, VERSE 40.
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  • "THEN THERE SHALL BETWO MEN IN THE FIELD;
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  • "ONE WILL BE," THERE'STHE SAME WORD, "TAKEN AWAY
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  • "AND ONE WILL BE LEFT.
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  • "TWO WOMEN WILL BEGRINDING AT THE MILL;
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  • "ONE WILL BE TAKEN AWAYAND ONE WILL BE LEFT."
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  • WHERE IS THE WOMANAT THE MILL TAKEN?
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  • WHERE'S THE MAN INTHE FIELD TAKEN?
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  • TO HEAVEN? NO.
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  • THIS ISN'T THE RAPTURE,THIS IS THE SECOND COMING.
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  • THE ONES THAT ARE TAKENARE THE UNBELIEVERS
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  • WHO ARE TAKEN AWAYINTO ETERNAL JUDGMENT.
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  • THAT'S WHAT JESUSIS DESCRIBING HERE.
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  • THE JUDGMENT THAT TAKESPLACE WHEN HE COMES,
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  • HIS SECOND VISIBLE COMING.
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  • NOW, GO BACK FOR AMOMENT TO MATTHEW 13,
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  • LET'S SEE WHERE THESEPEOPLE ARE TAKEN AWAY TO.
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  • WHAT IS THEIR DESTINATION?
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  • MATTHEW 13, BEGINNINGWITH VERSE 42.
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  • TALKING ABOUT CHRIST, IT SAYS,
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  • "AND HE WILL CAST THEMINTO THE FURNACE OF FIRE
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  • "IN THAT PLACE WHERETHERE SHALL BE WEEPING
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  • "AND GNASHING OF TEETH."
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  • JESUS IS SAYING THE ETERNALDESTINY OF PHONY CHRISTIANS
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  • IS HELL.
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  • PERHAPS ONE OF JESUS' MOSTVIVID DESCRIPTIONS OF HELL
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  • IS FOUND IN A PARABLEWE'LL LOOK AT IN DETAIL
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  • IN THE WEEKS AHEAD, LUKE 16,
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  • THE STORY OF THERICH MAN AND LAZARUS.
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  • REMEMBER THE RICH MAN DIEDAND HE WENT TO HELL, TO HADES.
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  • NOT BECAUSE HE WAS WEALTHY,
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  • BUT BECAUSE HE WASSELF-SUFFICIENT.
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  • HE COULD NEVER BRING HIMSELFTO CALL UPON THE NAME
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  • OF THE LORD JESUS CHRISTFOR HIS SALVATION.
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  • REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID?
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  • WHEN THAT MAN SHUT HIS EYESON EARTH FOR THE LAST TIME
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  • AND AWAKENED INHELL, THE BIBLE SAYS,
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  • "AND IN HADES, HE LIFTEDUP HIS EYES AND SAID,
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  • "'FATHER ABRAHAM,HAVE MERCY ON ME
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  • "FOR I AM IN AGONYIN THESE FLAMES.'"
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  • JESUS TAUGHT THERE WAS ACTUAL,CONSCIOUS, ETERNAL SUFFERING
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  • IN HELL AND HERE HEDESCRIBES IT IN VERSE 42
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  • AS A PLACE THAT WILL BECHARACTERIZED BY "WEEPING,
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  • "WAILING, GNASHING OF TEETH."
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  • PEOPLE WHO SAY, "OH, I DON'TCARE ABOUT GOING TO HELL,
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  • "THAT'S WHERE ALL MYFRIENDS ARE GONNA BE
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  • "AND WE'LL HAVE AGREAT TIME THERE,"
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  • THEY DON'T KNOW WHATTHEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.
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  • YOUR FRIENDS MAY BE IN HELL,
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  • BUT YOU WON'T KNOW ITBECAUSE IT'S A PLACE
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  • OF INDESCRIBABLE LONELINESS,
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  • OF WEEPING AND OFGNASHING OF TEETH.
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  • PERHAPS THE MOST TERRIFYINGTHING ABOUT HELL IS
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  • IT'S A FOREVER DESTINATION.
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  • THE WEEPING, THE WHALING,THE GNASHING OF TEETH
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  • WILL NOT ONLY BE DUE TO THEPHYSICAL SUFFERING THERE,
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  • BUT IT WILL BE THE REALIZATIONTHAT THERE IS NO WAY OUT.
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  • THE AWFUL TRUTHABOUT HELL IS THIS,
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  • WHEN YOU WILL HAVE SPENT10 BILLION TRILLION YEARS
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  • IN THAT PLACE OF WEEPINGAND GNASHING OF TEETH,
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  • WHEN YOU HAVE SPENT 10BILLION TRILLION YEARS THERE,
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  • YOU WILL NOT HAVELESSENED BY ONE SECOND
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  • THE TIME YOU HAVELEFT TO SPEND THERE.
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  • THAT'S THE AWFULTRUTH ABOUT HELL.
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  • PEOPLE SAY, "I JUSTDON'T BELIEVE THAT.
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  • "I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.
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  • "I DON'T BELIEVEGOD WOULD EVER ALLOW
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  • "SUCH A THING TO HAPPEN."
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IFYOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT,
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  • THEN JESUS CHRIST IS A LIAR.
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  • YOU HAVE TO COMETO THAT CONCLUSION
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  • BECAUSE JESUS TALKEDMORE OFTEN ABOUT HELL
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  • THAN HE DID ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • YOU CAN'T SAY, "WELL, I ACCEPTWHAT HE SAID ABOUT HEAVEN,
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  • "I JUST REJECT WHATHE SAID ABOUT HELL."
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  • NO, HE SPOKE MOREOFTEN ABOUT HELL
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  • THAN HE DID ABOUT HEAVEN.
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  • WHY?
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  • BECAUSE IT'S A REALITY.
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  • IT'S THE PLACE FROM WHICH HECAME AND DIED TO DELIVER US.
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  • JESUS SAID THOSE WHOARE PHONY CHRISTIANS
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  • WILL BE CAST INTOTHIS PLACE OF FIRE.
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  • BUT NOTICE IN VERSE43, THE DESTINATION
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  • OF GENUINE BELIEVERS.
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  • IN CONTRAST, "THEN THERIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH
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  • "AS THE SUN IN THEKINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER.
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  • "HE WHO HAS EARS LET HIM HEAR."
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  • WHAT JESUS IS SHOWINGIS THE GREAT CONTRAST
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  • IN THE ETERNAL DESTINY OF THEUNBELIEVER AND THE BELIEVER.
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  • THE UNBELIEVER WILLBE FOREVER IN HELL,
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  • THAT PLACE OF DARKNESS.
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  • THE BELIEVER WILL BE WITHCHRIST FOREVER IN HEAVEN.
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  • ONE REASON WE HAVE AHARD TIME BELIEVING THAT.
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  • ONE REASON WE HAVE AHARD TIME BELIEVING
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  • THERE REALLY IS A DIFFERENCEBETWEEN THE ETERNAL DESTINATION
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  • OF THE SAVED AND THE UNSAVEDIS RIGHT NOW IN THIS WORLD,
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  • BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERSEXIST SIDE BY SIDE
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  • WITH ONE ANOTHER.
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  • THAT'S TRUE IN YOUR WORKPLACE.
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  • WHERE YOU WORK RIGHTNOW, THERE ARE BELIEVERS
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  • AND THERE ARE UNBELIEVERSWORKING AT THE SAME PLACE
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  • OF BUSINESS.
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  • IN YOUR HOME, VERY POSSIBLY,THERE ARE UNBELIEVERS
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  • AND BELIEVERS WHO LIVEUNDER THE SAME ROOF
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  • WHO PERHAPS EVENSLEEP IN THE SAME BED.
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  • EVEN IN THIS CHURCHTHIS MORNING,
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  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH DALLAS,OUT THERE IN THE PEWS,
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  • THERE ARE BELIEVERSAND UNBELIEVERSSHARING THE SAME PEW.
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  • EACH HERE, EACHPURPORTING TO WORSHIP GOD,
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  • SOME ARE GENUINE BELIEVERS,SOME ARE FAKE BELIEVERS.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH WEEXIST SIDE-BY-SIDE,
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  • THE WHEAT AND THE TARES,BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS,
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  • EVEN THOUGH WE EXISTSIDE-BY-SIDE IN THIS WORLD,
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  • JESUS IS SAYING THERE IS ATIME OF SEPARATION COMING.
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  • THERE IS A TIME WHENGOD WILL SEPARATE
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  • THE REAL FROM THE FAKE,
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  • REAL CHRISTIANS FROMPHONY CHRISTIANS.
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  • AND THAT SEPARATION WILLLAST FOR ALL ETERNITY.
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  • WHAT'S THE APPLICATIONOF THIS PARABLE FOR US?
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  • LET ME SUGGEST TOYOU, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • THREE WRONG ORFALSE APPLICATIONS
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  • THAT PEOPLE MISTAKENLYMAKE FROM THIS PARABLE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THISPARABLE IS WRONGLY APPLIED
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  • IF IT LEADS TO ANAPATHY FOR LOST PEOPLE,
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  • AN APATHY FOR LOST PEOPLE.
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  • THERE'S SOME PEOPLE WHO'LL SAY,
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  • "WELL, SINCE YOU CAN'T REALLYTELL WHO'S A REAL CHRISTIAN
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  • "AND NOT A REAL CHRISTIAN,YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN TRY.
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  • "JUST LEAVE IT UP TO GOD,LET HIM WORRY ABOUT IT."
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  • AND PRETTY SOON YOUWILL FIND YOURSELF
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  • NOT SHARING YOURFAITH WITH ANYONE
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  • BECAUSE YOU THINK,"WELL, I CAN'T TELL
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  • "WHO'S REALLY A BELIEVERAND NOT A BELIEVER."
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  • THAT'S NOT WHAT JESUS IS SAYING.
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  • IF YOU LOOK AT LUKE 15, ASWE WILL IN THE MONTHS AHEAD,
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  • JESUS TOLD THREE PARABLES ABOUTA LOST COIN, A LOST SHEEP,
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  • AND A LOST SON TO SHOW THATGOD LOVES PEOPLE WHO ARE LOST.
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  • THAT'S WHY HE SENTCHRIST TO RESCUE THEM.
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  • AND IF WE REALLY HAVETHE HEART OF GOD,
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  • WE TOO WILL BE LOOKINGFOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST,
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  • NOT TO JUDGE THEM, BUT TO LEADTHEM TO A PLACE OF SALVATION.
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  • JESUS ISN'T SAYING WESHOULDN'T TRY TO DETERMINE
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  • WHETHER SOMEBODYIS SAVED OR LOST.
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  • WE OUGHTA TRY TO MAKETHAT DETERMINATION,
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  • NOT TO JUDGE THEM,BUT TO RESCUE THEM.
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  • BY THE WAY, LET ME GIVEYOU A FOOLPROOF QUESTION
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  • YOU CAN USE TO DETERMINE WHETHERSOMEBODY IS SAVED OR LOST.
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  • THERE'S SOMEBODYYOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT,
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  • YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOWWHETHER THEY'RE SAVED OR LOST,
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  • ASK THEM THIS SIMPLE QUESTION.
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  • "WHAT ARE YOU DEPENDINGON TO GET YOU TO HEAVEN
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  • "WHEN YOU DIE?"
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  • "WHAT ARE YOU DEPENDINGON TO GET YOU TO HEAVEN
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  • "WHEN YOU DIE?"
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  • MOST PEOPLE, EVENCHURCH PEOPLE WILL SAY,
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  • "WELL, THE FACT THAT I TRY TOKEEP THE TEN COMMANDMENTS."
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  • OR "I LIVE BY THE GOLDEN RULE."
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  • OR "MY GRANDFATHER WAS AFOUNDER OF THE CHURCH."
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  • OR "I WAS BAPTIZEDWHEN I WAS AN INFANT."
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  • THEY'LL COME UP WITHALL KINDS OF THINGS.
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  • ALL OF WHICH ARETHE WRONG ANSWER.
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE RIGHTANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.
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  • WHAT AM I DEPENDING ON TOGET ME TO HEAVEN WHEN I DIE?
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  • THE FACT THAT I'VE TRUSTEDIN JESUS TO BE MY SAVIOR,
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  • THAT I BELIEVE THATHE DIED IN MY PLACE,
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  • THAT HE TOOK THEPUNISHMENT THAT I DESERVE.
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  • A SECOND WRONG APPLICATIONOF THIS PASSAGE
  • 00:13:01.737 --> 00:13:04.506
  • IS SOMEHOW AN ALLOWANCE FORUNBELIEVERS IN THE CHURCH,
  • 00:13:04.540 --> 00:13:08.377
  • AN ALLOWANCE FORUNBELIEVERS IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:08.410 --> 00:13:10.746
  • SOME WILL SAY, "WELLSINCE WE CAN'T TELL
  • 00:13:10.779 --> 00:13:11.947
  • "WHO'S REALLY A BELIEVERAND NOT A BELIEVER,
  • 00:13:11.981 --> 00:13:13.782
  • "WE OUGHTA JUST LETANYBODY JOIN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:13.816 --> 00:13:15.985
  • "WE'LL LET GOD SORT ITOUT IN THE END TIMES."
  • 00:13:16.018 --> 00:13:19.421
  • LET ME BE VERY CLEARHERE, ANYONE AND EVERYONE
  • 00:13:19.455 --> 00:13:21.590
  • IS WELCOME TO COMEAND WORSHIP WITH US
  • 00:13:21.624 --> 00:13:23.192
  • AT FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS.
  • 00:13:23.225 --> 00:13:25.027
  • DOESN'T MATTERWHAT YOUR FAITH IS,
  • 00:13:25.060 --> 00:13:26.428
  • YOU CAN BE A HINDU, A MUSLIM,YOU CAN BE AN ATHEIST,
  • 00:13:26.462 --> 00:13:29.765
  • WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THAT,YOU'RE WELCOME TO COME HERE
  • 00:13:29.798 --> 00:13:32.368
  • AND SEARCH FOR GOD AND HOPEFULLYCOME TO KNOW THE TRUTH.
  • 00:13:32.401 --> 00:13:35.471
  • EVERYBODY'S WELCOME HERE.
  • 00:13:35.504 --> 00:13:36.839
  • BUT TO BE A MEMBER HERE,YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER
  • 00:13:36.872 --> 00:13:40.276
  • OF JESUS CHRIST, YOUMUST BE BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:13:40.309 --> 00:13:42.912
  • EPHESIANS 5 SAYS THATTHE CHURCH IS TO BE PURE,
  • 00:13:42.945 --> 00:13:46.315
  • THAT IS IT'S TO BE FILLEDWITH GENUINE BELIEVERS.
  • 00:13:46.348 --> 00:13:49.885
  • THIRDLY, SOME PEOPLE FALSELYINTERPRET THIS PASSAGE
  • 00:13:49.919 --> 00:13:52.087
  • TO ALLOW FOR AN ACCEPTANCEOF SIN IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:52.121 --> 00:13:56.592
  • THAT IS, THEY'LL SAY AGAIN,
  • 00:13:56.625 --> 00:13:57.793
  • "WELL, WE SHOULDN'TBE JUDGMENTAL,
  • 00:13:57.826 --> 00:13:59.028
  • "WE DON'T KNOW WHO'SREAL AND WHO'S PHONY.
  • 00:13:59.061 --> 00:14:00.796
  • "THEREFORE, IT'S NOT OUR JOBTO TRY TO CONVICT PEOPLE OF SIN
  • 00:14:00.829 --> 00:14:04.533
  • "OR TO JUDGE PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:04.566 --> 00:14:05.968
  • "LET EVERYBODYLIVE AS THEY PLEASE
  • 00:14:06.001 --> 00:14:07.603
  • "AND LET GOD DEAL WITH THEM."
  • 00:14:07.636 --> 00:14:09.305
  • YOU KNOW, PAUL ADDRESSES THATTOPIC IN 1 CORINTHIANS 5.
  • 00:14:10.706 --> 00:14:13.208
  • PAUL SAID TO THE CORINTHIANS,
  • 00:14:14.443 --> 00:14:15.911
  • "THERE'S SOMEBODY IN YOURCHURCH WHO IS HAVING SEX
  • 00:14:15.945 --> 00:14:18.781
  • "WITH HIS STEPMOTHER ANDYOU'VE REFUSED TO DEAL
  • 00:14:18.814 --> 00:14:22.217
  • "WITH THAT PROBLEM.
  • 00:14:22.251 --> 00:14:23.485
  • "IT IS AN IMMORALITYTHAT IS SO GROTESQUE
  • 00:14:23.519 --> 00:14:25.321
  • "THAT EVEN UNBELIEVERS INCORINTH AREN'T DOING THAT.
  • 00:14:25.354 --> 00:14:29.024
  • "AND YET YOU BOAST IN ARROGANCE
  • 00:14:29.058 --> 00:14:31.226
  • "THAT YOU'RE ALLOWINGIT TO GO ON."
  • 00:14:31.260 --> 00:14:32.695
  • I'M SURE THE CORINTHIANS SAID,"WE'RE A CHURCH OF GRACE.
  • 00:14:32.728 --> 00:14:34.830
  • "WE DON'T JUDGE ANYBODY."
  • 00:14:34.863 --> 00:14:36.632
  • THAT'S A FALSE GOSPEL.
  • 00:14:37.766 --> 00:14:39.134
  • YOU KNOW THE MOSTUNLOVING THING YOU CAN DO
  • 00:14:40.469 --> 00:14:42.137
  • TOWARDS SOMEBODY YOUSEE LIVING IN SIN,
  • 00:14:42.171 --> 00:14:44.540
  • THE MOST UNLOVINGTHING YOU CAN DO,
  • 00:14:44.573 --> 00:14:46.375
  • IS TO ALLOW THEM TO CONTINUEGOING THE WAY THEY'RE GOING
  • 00:14:46.408 --> 00:14:49.545
  • BECAUSE THEY ARE GOINGDOWN A PATH OF DESTRUCTION.
  • 00:14:49.578 --> 00:14:52.614
  • THE MOST LOVING THING YOU CANDO FOR A BROTHER OR SISTER
  • 00:14:52.648 --> 00:14:55.417
  • IN CHRIST, WHO ISLIVING APART FROM GOD
  • 00:14:55.451 --> 00:14:57.987
  • IS TO GENTLY, BUTFIRMLY, CORRECT THEM,
  • 00:14:58.020 --> 00:15:01.290
  • TO TRY TO POINT THEMIN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
  • 00:15:01.323 --> 00:15:03.892
  • GALATIANS 6:1 SAYS, "IFYOU SEE A BROTHER OR SISTER
  • 00:15:03.926 --> 00:15:07.062
  • "WHO HAS BEEN OVERTAKEN BY SIN,
  • 00:15:07.096 --> 00:15:10.499
  • "LET THOSE WHO SPIRITUALRESTORE SUCH A ONE."
  • 00:15:10.532 --> 00:15:14.303
  • NOW THIS PARABLE IS NOTAN APATHY FOR THE LOST,
  • 00:15:15.537 --> 00:15:19.942
  • IT SHOULDN'T PROMOTE ANACCEPTANCE FOR SIN IN THE CHURCH
  • 00:15:19.975 --> 00:15:22.711
  • OR AN ALLOWANCE FORUNBELIEVERS IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:15:22.745 --> 00:15:24.980
  • WHAT IS THE APPLICATIONOF THIS PARABLE?
  • 00:15:25.014 --> 00:15:27.850
  • LET ME MENTION FOURTIMELESS PRINCIPLES
  • 00:15:27.883 --> 00:15:29.952
  • THAT COME FROM THIS PARABLE.
  • 00:15:29.985 --> 00:15:31.520
  • FIRST OF ALL, ANDMOST OBVIOUSLY,
  • 00:15:31.553 --> 00:15:35.057
  • UNBELIEVERS OFTENRESEMBLE BELIEVERS.
  • 00:15:35.090 --> 00:15:37.860
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS WAS SAYING.
  • 00:15:37.893 --> 00:15:39.928
  • UNBELIEVERS OFTENRESEMBLE BELIEVERS.
  • 00:15:39.962 --> 00:15:43.699
  • 2 CORINTHIANS 11:4 SAYSTHAT SATAN OFTEN APPEARS
  • 00:15:44.900 --> 00:15:48.270
  • AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
  • 00:15:48.303 --> 00:15:51.140
  • WHEN SATAN SEEKSTO DECEIVE PEOPLE,
  • 00:15:51.173 --> 00:15:53.375
  • IT'S NOT WITH A BALD-FACED,OUT AND OUT, BLATANT HERESY,
  • 00:15:53.409 --> 00:15:57.212
  • MANY TIMES IT'S WITHA LITTLE BIT OF TRUTH,
  • 00:15:57.246 --> 00:15:59.848
  • MIXED WITH A LOT OF ERROR.
  • 00:15:59.882 --> 00:16:01.784
  • IT'S TRUE IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:16:02.684 --> 00:16:03.886
  • UNBELIEVERS OFTENRESEMBLE BELIEVERS.
  • 00:16:03.919 --> 00:16:07.222
  • SECONDLY, THE ULTIMATEJUDGMENT OF UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:16:07.256 --> 00:16:10.726
  • BELONGS TO GOD.
  • 00:16:10.759 --> 00:16:12.194
  • THE ULTIMATE JUDGMENT OFUNBELIEVERS BELONGS TO GOD.
  • 00:16:12.227 --> 00:16:17.099
  • JESUS WASN'T SAYINGWE SHOULDN'T TRY
  • 00:16:18.233 --> 00:16:20.169
  • TO RECOGNIZE UNBELIEVERSSO THAT WE CAN HELP THEM,
  • 00:16:20.202 --> 00:16:22.738
  • HE WAS SIMPLY SAYING, "DON'TPRONOUNCE A FINAL JUDGMENT
  • 00:16:22.771 --> 00:16:26.375
  • "ON THEM THAT ONLY GODIS CAPABLE OF PERFORMING.
  • 00:16:26.408 --> 00:16:30.212
  • "LEAVE THAT ULTIMATEJUDGMENT TO GOD."
  • 00:16:30.245 --> 00:16:33.482
  • I'M SURE WHEN THE DISCIPLESHEARD THE FIRST PART
  • 00:16:33.515 --> 00:16:35.417
  • OF THIS PARABLE, THEYGOT AHEAD OF JESUS
  • 00:16:35.451 --> 00:16:38.353
  • AND MADE THE WRONG APPLICATION.
  • 00:16:38.387 --> 00:16:40.422
  • TARES? TARES IN OUR MIDST?
  • 00:16:40.456 --> 00:16:42.491
  • LET'S LAUNCH A POLITICALCRUSADE RIGHT NOW
  • 00:16:42.524 --> 00:16:45.127
  • OR A MILITARY CRUSADE, ANDLET'S UPROOT ALL THE UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:16:45.160 --> 00:16:48.397
  • FROM THE EARTH.
  • 00:16:48.430 --> 00:16:49.631
  • JESUS SAID, "DON'T DOTHAT, DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:16:49.665 --> 00:16:51.900
  • "LEAVE THAT TO GOD."
  • 00:16:51.934 --> 00:16:53.735
  • YOU LOOK THROUGH HISTORYAND YOU'LL FIND ALL KINDS
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:56.772
  • OF CRUSADES HAVEFAILED MISERABLY.
  • 00:16:56.805 --> 00:16:59.641
  • LOOK AT THE INQUISITION.
  • 00:16:59.675 --> 00:17:01.477
  • MANY GENUINE BELIEVERSWERE MARTYRED
  • 00:17:01.510 --> 00:17:04.947
  • BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO ACCEPTTHE AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH
  • 00:17:04.980 --> 00:17:08.484
  • ABOVE THE AUTHORITYOF THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:17:08.517 --> 00:17:11.253
  • THE ULTIMATE JUDGMENT OFUNBELIEVERS BELONGS TO GOD.
  • 00:17:11.286 --> 00:17:15.290
  • THIRD, AND STAR THIS,FRUITFULNESS IS THE TEST
  • 00:17:15.324 --> 00:17:19.495
  • OF GENUINE FAITH.
  • 00:17:19.528 --> 00:17:21.730
  • FRUITFULNESS IS THETEST OF GENUINE FAITH.
  • 00:17:21.763 --> 00:17:26.602
  • WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCEBETWEEN A PHONY CHRISTIAN
  • 00:17:28.003 --> 00:17:31.006
  • AND A REAL CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:17:31.039 --> 00:17:32.341
  • A REAL CHRISTIAN PRODUCES FRUIT.
  • 00:17:33.342 --> 00:17:37.045
  • THERE'S SPIRITUALFRUIT IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:17:37.079 --> 00:17:39.081
  • WHAT DO I MEAN BYSPIRITUAL FRUIT?
  • 00:17:40.249 --> 00:17:41.650
  • I MEAN A GENUINE CHRISTIANCAN POINT TO PEOPLE
  • 00:17:41.683 --> 00:17:44.786
  • HE'S LED TO FAITH IN CHRIST,JUST LIKE CHRIST'S COMMANDMENT.
  • 00:17:44.820 --> 00:17:48.023
  • THERE'S A REAL LOVE IN HISHEART FOR THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:17:49.491 --> 00:17:51.827
  • READING THE WORD OF GOD ISA PLEASURE, NOT A CHORE.
  • 00:17:51.860 --> 00:17:54.396
  • HE LOOKS FORWARD TO COMINGTO CHURCH ON SUNDAYS.
  • 00:17:55.797 --> 00:17:57.966
  • HE ANTICIPATES BEINGWITH GOD'S PEOPLE.
  • 00:17:58.000 --> 00:18:01.904
  • HIS LIFE IS CHARACTERIZEDBY THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
  • 00:18:01.937 --> 00:18:04.306
  • MENTIONED IN GALATIANS 5.
  • 00:18:04.339 --> 00:18:06.175
  • SEE FRUITFULNESS IS THETEST OF GENUINE FAITH.
  • 00:18:07.342 --> 00:18:09.945
  • JESUS SAID, "YOU SHALLKNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUIT."
  • 00:18:09.978 --> 00:18:14.016
  • AND FINALLY, ANDMOST IMPORTANTLY,
  • 00:18:15.484 --> 00:18:17.753
  • EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULDCAREFULLY EXAMINE HIS OWN LIFE.
  • 00:18:17.786 --> 00:18:22.791
  • EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULDCAREFULLY EXAMINE HIS OWN LIFE.
  • 00:18:24.092 --> 00:18:26.128
  • THE FACT IS I CAN'T TELL YOUWHETHER YOU'RE SAVED OR NOT.
  • 00:18:26.161 --> 00:18:29.431
  • I CAN'T MAKE THAT JUDGMENT.
  • 00:18:29.464 --> 00:18:31.133
  • I CAN ONLY JUDGE MYSELF.
  • 00:18:32.701 --> 00:18:34.403
  • AND IN 2 CORINTHIANS13:5, PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:18:35.537 --> 00:18:38.740
  • "TEST YOURSELF, EXAMINE YOURSELF
  • 00:18:38.774 --> 00:18:41.577
  • "TO SEE IF YOU'RE IN THE FAITH."
  • 00:18:41.610 --> 00:18:44.079
  • DOCTORS ARE TELLING USALL THE TIME WE NEED
  • 00:18:45.247 --> 00:18:46.748
  • TO BE EXAMININGOURSELVES PHYSICALLY,
  • 00:18:46.782 --> 00:18:49.151
  • CHECKING FOR THIS GROWTHOR A POSSIBLE TUMOR HERE.
  • 00:18:49.184 --> 00:18:51.920
  • WELL PAUL SAYS WE NEED TOSPIRITUALLY EXAMINE OURSELVES
  • 00:18:51.954 --> 00:18:55.624
  • TO SEE IF WE'RE AGENUINE CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:18:56.825 --> 00:18:58.360
  • HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
  • 00:18:59.361 --> 00:19:00.495
  • LET ME JUST SUGGEST TO YOUFOUR QUESTIONS YOU OUGHT TO USE
  • 00:19:01.863 --> 00:19:03.832
  • IN A SPIRITUAL SELF EXAMINATION.
  • 00:19:03.865 --> 00:19:07.603
  • FIRST OF ALL, IS THERE A TIMEYOU CAN POINT TO IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:19:07.636 --> 00:19:12.174
  • WHEN YOU CONFESSED YOUR SINSTO GOD AND TRUSTED IN JESUS
  • 00:19:13.642 --> 00:19:17.679
  • TO BE YOUR SAVIOR?
  • 00:19:17.713 --> 00:19:18.981
  • IS THERE A TIME YOU CAN POINTTO WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY
  • 00:19:20.382 --> 00:19:22.784
  • WHEN YOU CONFESSED YOUR SINSAND YOU TRUSTED IN CHRIST
  • 00:19:22.818 --> 00:19:26.755
  • TO BE YOUR SAVIOR?
  • 00:19:26.788 --> 00:19:27.990
  • QUESTION NUMBER TWO,SINCE THAT TIME,
  • 00:19:29.358 --> 00:19:32.694
  • HAS THERE BEEN ANY REALSPIRITUAL FRUIT IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:19:34.062 --> 00:19:37.432
  • VISIBLE FRUIT YOU CAN POINT TO?
  • 00:19:38.834 --> 00:19:40.602
  • HAVE YOU EVER LED ANYBODYTO FAITH IN CHRIST?
  • 00:19:40.636 --> 00:19:44.473
  • DO YOU REALLY ENJOYREADING THE BIBLE?
  • 00:19:46.808 --> 00:19:49.611
  • YOU FIND IT TO BE A CHORE?
  • 00:19:49.645 --> 00:19:51.713
  • DO YOU LOVE BEING HEREWITH GOD'S PEOPLE?
  • 00:19:53.782 --> 00:19:56.218
  • OR DO YOU TRY TO FIND EVERYEXCUSE NOT TO BE HERE?
  • 00:19:57.586 --> 00:19:59.755
  • DO YOU READILY INVESTYOUR FUNDS IN GOD'S WORK
  • 00:20:01.256 --> 00:20:04.393
  • OR IS IT HARD TO PRY A NICKELFROM YOUR CLENCHED FIST?
  • 00:20:04.426 --> 00:20:08.430
  • WHAT ABOUT YOUR PRAYER TIME?
  • 00:20:10.165 --> 00:20:12.200
  • IS THERE A TIME THAT YOUSPEND WITH GOD REGULARLY?
  • 00:20:12.234 --> 00:20:15.971
  • DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO THAT?
  • 00:20:16.004 --> 00:20:17.406
  • HERE'S ANOTHER WAYTO ASK THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:20:19.074 --> 00:20:21.076
  • OUTSIDE OF WHAT YOU DO FROMEIGHT TO 11 ON SUNDAY MORNINGS,
  • 00:20:22.477 --> 00:20:26.815
  • IS THERE ANY DISCERNIBLEDIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:26.848 --> 00:20:30.719
  • AND THE LIFE OF THE MOSTMORAL NON-CHRISTIAN YOU KNOW?
  • 00:20:30.752 --> 00:20:34.856
  • IS THERE FRUIT?
  • 00:20:36.792 --> 00:20:37.759
  • NUMBER THREE, WHAT IS ITTHAT CONSUMES YOUR THOUGHTS?
  • 00:20:39.194 --> 00:20:42.731
  • WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF ALONE,
  • 00:20:43.932 --> 00:20:45.434
  • DRIVING BY YOURSELF, AFEW MOMENTS OF FREE TIME,
  • 00:20:45.467 --> 00:20:48.070
  • WHAT DO YOU FINDYOURSELF THINKING ABOUT?
  • 00:20:48.103 --> 00:20:50.572
  • ARE YOUR THOUGHTSCENTERED AROUND THIS WORLD
  • 00:20:53.542 --> 00:20:55.944
  • OR THE NEXT ONE?
  • 00:20:55.977 --> 00:20:56.945
  • QUESTION NUMBER FOUR, ISYOUR LIFE CHARACTERIZED
  • 00:20:58.714 --> 00:21:02.984
  • BY THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT?
  • 00:21:03.018 --> 00:21:05.187
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOWWHAT THAT FRUIT IS,
  • 00:21:06.355 --> 00:21:07.589
  • YOU MIGHT WANT TOREAD GALATIANS 5.
  • 00:21:07.622 --> 00:21:09.758
  • THE FRUIT, THE OUTGROWTH, OFA LIFE THAT IS TRULY SAVED
  • 00:21:09.791 --> 00:21:14.796
  • ARE THINGS LIKE LOVEFOR OTHER PEOPLE,
  • 00:21:15.964 --> 00:21:18.367
  • JOY, SELF CONTROL,FREEDOM FROM BITTERNESS.
  • 00:21:19.568 --> 00:21:24.573
  • AGAIN, THE WORD OF GOD SAYS,"WHERE THERE IS NO FRUIT,
  • 00:21:26.975 --> 00:21:30.712
  • "THERE IS NO GENUINESPIRITUAL LIFE."
  • 00:21:30.746 --> 00:21:33.648
  • ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:21:35.484 --> 00:21:38.387
  • DON'T CHEAT ON THE ANSWERS.
  • 00:21:38.420 --> 00:21:40.288
  • BE HONEST BECAUSE YOURETERNAL DESTINY IS AT STAKE.
  • 00:21:40.322 --> 00:21:45.293
  • TO ME, THE MOST TERRIFYING WORDSIN ALL OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:21:49.531 --> 00:21:53.301
  • ARE WORDS THAT CAME FROMTHE LIPS OF JESUS HIMSELF
  • 00:21:53.335 --> 00:21:56.938
  • WHEN HE SAID IN MATTHEW 7,"NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME
  • 00:21:56.972 --> 00:22:00.976
  • "'LORD, LORD' WILL ENTERINTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN,
  • 00:22:01.009 --> 00:22:04.713
  • "BUT ONLY HE WHO DOESTHE WILL OF MY FATHER
  • 00:22:04.746 --> 00:22:07.149
  • "WHO IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:07.182 --> 00:22:08.850
  • "MANY WILL SAY TOME ON THAT DAY,
  • 00:22:08.884 --> 00:22:11.219
  • "'LORD, LORD, DID WE NOTPROPHESY IN YOUR NAME?
  • 00:22:11.253 --> 00:22:15.424
  • "AND IN YOUR NAMECAST OUT DEMONS?
  • 00:22:15.457 --> 00:22:17.125
  • "AND IN YOUR NAMEPERFORM MANY MIRACLES?'
  • 00:22:17.159 --> 00:22:19.561
  • "AND THEN I WILL DECLARETO THEM, 'I NEVER KNEW YOU.
  • 00:22:19.594 --> 00:22:24.599
  • "DEPART FROM ME THOSE WHOPRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'"
  • 00:22:26.034 --> 00:22:30.572
  • THE TEST OF GENUINE FAITH,THE TEST OF YOUR FAITH
  • 00:22:32.574 --> 00:22:37.245
  • IS FRUITFULNESS.
  • 00:22:38.313 --> 00:22:39.981
  • (UPLIFTING MUSIC)
  • 00:22:40.015 --> 00:22:42.851
  • WE OFTEN CELEBRATE THE LOVEAND COMPASSION OF JESUS,
  • 00:22:46.021 --> 00:22:49.357
  • BUT FAIL TO RECOGNIZE HISINTOLERANCE OF PHONEYS.
  • 00:22:49.391 --> 00:22:53.528
  • THIS IS A FRIGHTENINGWARNING TO THOSE
  • 00:22:53.562 --> 00:22:55.464
  • WHO FOLLOW THEIR OWN PASSIONSAND IGNORE WHAT IT MEANS
  • 00:22:55.497 --> 00:22:58.800
  • TO TRULY WALK IN THE LIGHT.
  • 00:22:58.834 --> 00:23:01.570
  • WELL, IN THE TIMEREMAINING, LET ME AFFIRM
  • 00:23:01.603 --> 00:23:03.972
  • THAT BECAUSE OFYOUR SUPPORT TODAY,
  • 00:23:04.005 --> 00:23:05.974
  • "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"IS POSTURED TO EXPAND
  • 00:23:06.007 --> 00:23:08.510
  • AS NEVER BEFORE.
  • 00:23:08.543 --> 00:23:10.412
  • IN A DARK AND CHAOTIC CULTURE,WE'RE PROCLAIMING THE TRUTH,
  • 00:23:10.445 --> 00:23:14.382
  • AND THAT TRUTH ISTRANSFORMING PEOPLE'S LIVES.
  • 00:23:14.416 --> 00:23:17.886
  • FOR EXAMPLE, BRENT JOTTEDA NOTE TO ME AND SAID,
  • 00:23:17.919 --> 00:23:20.789
  • "PASTOR, THIS PROGRAM HASHELPED CHANGE MY LIFE.
  • 00:23:20.822 --> 00:23:24.593
  • "A NEW BIRTH HAS TAKENPLACE IN MY HEART."
  • 00:23:24.626 --> 00:23:27.562
  • THAT'S SO ENCOURAGING BRENT.
  • 00:23:27.596 --> 00:23:30.065
  • AND NOW VIEWERS, WOULD YOURESPOND WITH A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:23:30.098 --> 00:23:33.835
  • FOR THE MATCHING CHALLENGE?
  • 00:23:33.869 --> 00:23:35.837
  • TOGETHER, LET'S CONTINUE TOMAKE AN IMPACT ON OUR CULTURE
  • 00:23:35.871 --> 00:23:39.441
  • WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME.
  • 00:23:39.474 --> 00:23:41.142
  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:41.176 --> 00:23:43.678
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:43.712 --> 00:23:44.713
  • [ANNOUNCER] FROMONE DAY TO THE NEXT,
  • 00:23:46.915 --> 00:23:48.817
  • LIFE IS ALWAYS CHANGING, BUTNO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS
  • 00:23:48.850 --> 00:23:52.687
  • OR WHAT YOUR DAY LOOKSLIKE, YOU CAN STAY ROOTED
  • 00:23:52.721 --> 00:23:55.524
  • IN GOD'S WORD THROUGHOUT THECOMING YEAR WITH THE BRAND NEW
  • 00:23:55.557 --> 00:23:58.927
  • 2021 "PATHWAY TO VICTORYDAILY DEVOTIONAL."
  • 00:23:58.960 --> 00:24:02.797
  • FILLED WITH PRACTICALINSIGHTS FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE,
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  • THIS BEAUTIFULLEATHER-BOUND DEVOTIONAL
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  • CONTAINS 262 DEVOTIONSBASED ON THE TEACHING
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  • OF DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • MORE THAN 500 PAGES IN LENGTH,
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  • THE BRAND NEW 2021DAILY DEVOTIONAL
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  • IS THE PERFECT COMPANIONFOR YOUR MORNING
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  • OR EVENING BIBLESTUDY OR PRAYER TIME.
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  • EACH WEEK OF DEVOTIONAL CONTENTIS THOUGHTFULLY ORGANIZED
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  • TO GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT 2021,EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,
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  • ALL 52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR FROMNEW YEAR'S DAY TO EASTER,
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  • DISCOVER HOW TO LIVEAN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
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  • AS YOU SEEK TO SERVEGOD IN HIS KINGDOM.
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  • AS SPRING TURNS TO SUMMER,LEARN HOW TO LET GOD
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  • SHAPE YOUR ATTITUDESAND CHOICES.
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  • AND AS YOU MOVE INTO THE FALLAND BACK TO SCHOOL MONTHS,
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  • GAIN A DEEPERUNDERSTANDING OF WHY JESUS
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  • IS THE ONLY TRUEPATH TO SALVATION.
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  • THIS BEAUTIFUL LEATHER BOUNDBOOK IS YOURS WHEN YOU GIVE
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  • A GENEROUS GIFT TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • LIFE MOVES FAST AND SOMETIMESIT'S HARD TO KEEP UP,
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  • BUT NO MATTER THESEASON OF THE YEAR
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  • OR THE SEASON OF YOUR LIFE,
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  • THE BRAND NEW 2021 "PATHWAYTO VICTORY DAILY DEVOTIONAL"
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  • WILL HELP SEE YOU THROUGH IT.
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  • WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TODETERMINE THE CONDITION
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  • OF ANOTHER PERSON'S HEART,
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  • BUT WE CAN CERTAINLYUNDERSTAND OUR OWN HEARTS.
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  • AND I HOPE THESE FOUR PRINCIPLES
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  • FROM THE PARABLE OFTHE WHEAT AND TARES
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  • WILL ENCOURAGE YOU TOLIVE WITH GENUINE FAITH
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  • IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • WELL, IN OUR INCLUSIVE WORLD,PEOPLE CHAFE AT THE CLAIM
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  • THAT JESUS IS THEONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
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  • AND AS A RESULT, THEYMANUFACTURE A GOSPEL
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  • THAT'S NOT A GOSPEL AT ALL.
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  • NEXT TIME, WE'LL CONSULT THEONLY TRUE SOURCE, THE BIBLE,
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  • TO DISCOVER WHAT JESUS SAIDABOUT THE EXCLUSIVE NATURE
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  • OF CHRISTIANITY.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
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  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU THE BRAND NEW
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  • 2021 "PATHWAY TO VICTORYDAILY DEVOTIONAL,"
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  • PLUS THE "PARABLES OF JESUS"BROCHURE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $100 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU"JESUS' FAVORITE STORIES"
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  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
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  • REMEMBER, YOURMINISTRY GIFT RIGHT NOW
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  • WILL BE DOUBLED IN IMPACT
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  • THANKS TO OUR ACTIVEMATCHING CHALLENGE.
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  • SO BE SURE TO CALL, WRITE,
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  • OR GO ONLINE TODAY.
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  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • DO YOU REALLY BELIEVECHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY
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  • RIGHT RELIGION? TOSAY SUCH A THING
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  • IN TODAY'S WORLD ISDEEMED TO BE HATEFUL.
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  • IT'S A HATEFUL THING TOSAY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO
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  • HELL JUST FORNOT BELIEVING
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  • THE RIGHT THINGSABOUT JESUS.
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  • THE FACT THAT SAYINGCHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO
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  • HEAVEN IS HATEFUL ANDINTOLERANT PROBABLY
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  • EXPLAINS THE REASON AGROWING NUMBER OF
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  • CHRISTIANS ARE ABANDONINGTHAT BELIEF.
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  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR PART TWO OF THE MESSAGE,"IS CHRISTIANITY THE ONLY
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  • RIGHT RELIGION," HERE ON"PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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