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Whosoever Will

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July 24, 2019
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Pastor Robert Morris Ministries

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Whosoever Will

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: Here's what it's saying.
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  • God is not depositing the world's sins into their account.
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  • Through Christ, He has taken care of everyone's sin.
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  • Please hear me.
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  • Everyone in the world, Jesus has already paid for their sins.
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  • ROBERT: So, we're beginning a new series called,
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  • Eternity: Your Choice.
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  • So, the title of today's message is,
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  • Whosoever Will.
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  • Now, I'm going to do something
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  • a little differently, and I'm going to go through
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  • a teaching to show you why I believe that the Bible
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  • teaches Whosoever Will, but there are other people
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  • that don't believe this way.
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  • And, I'm not trying to pick a fight.
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  • I'm not trying to set us apart from other churches,
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  • I want us to come together.
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  • So, it's okay if someone believes
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  • a different way than us.
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  • That's okay in the body of Christ.
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  • So, I just want to say that.
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  • The reason I have to say that is cause
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  • I'm gonna talk about Calvinism and Arminianism,
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  • and I don't want to be branded.
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  • Just let me just say that, all right?
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  • John Calvin lived from in the early 1500s.
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  • Jacob Arminius lived in the late 1500s.
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  • And, what people do today is they say, well,
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  • you're a Calvinist or you're an Arminianist.
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  • I'd rather be a Christian, if that's all right.
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  • So, I follow Christ, okay?
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  • But I am gonna have to talk about some things, and I want
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  • to talk about actually the five points of Calvinism
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  • to show you why I believe in Whosoever Will,
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  • but I'm not trying to start a fight. Okay?
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  • I'm not trying to get more e-mails.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • The very fact that it makes us angry
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  • and we argue about things should show us that there
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  • could be something wrong.
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  • So, I'm not trying to argue, and I think that there
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  • are certain beliefs that could hinder us from sharing
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  • the gospel with everyone, so I'm going to talk about that.
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  • Now, before I get into the first point,
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  • I've got to explain the difference
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  • between doctrine and dogma.
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  • The word doctrine comes from two Greek words.
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  • It comes from the Greek word didasko,
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  • which means teaching, but it's didaskein,
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  • which is it adds another element --
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  • it's the Master's teaching. Doctrine means
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  • the Master's teaching, and the Master's teaching
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  • never changes, but our understanding
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  • of the Master's teaching changes.
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  • So see, when I teach this, some people might say,
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  • Oh, you attacked doctrine, but your doctrine
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  • and my doctrine changes; our understanding of doctrine.
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  • Are you following me?
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  • So, actually what we're talking about is dogma,
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  • which is belief.
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  • By the way, dogma is where we get our word dogmatic,
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  • which a lot of people who have strong dogma
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  • are dogmatic about it.
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  • Have you ever met someone like that? Okay.
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  • So, we're talking about the Master's teaching,
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  • and I'm telling you what I believe about it, okay?
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  • You follow me?
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  • So, don't say, Well, if you're not a Calvinist,
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  • you're an Arminianist. Again, those are students
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  • of the Master, and I'm not the student of any student,
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  • I'm a student of the Master as well, even though I respect
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  • men and women of God that God's used through
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  • the ages through churches. All right.
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  • So, when you talk about Calvinism,
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  • there are five points to Calvinism,
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  • and you use the acronym TULIP, T-U-L-I-P.
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  • So, those will be my five points, all right?
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  • And I'll show you what I believe
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  • and what I believe the Bible teaches.
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  • The first one is, number one, total depravity.
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  • So, the T in TULIP stands for total depravity.
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  • Now, what many believe this means
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  • is that we are so depraved, we have such a fallen sin nature,
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  • that we can't even choose Christ,
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  • that God just kind of zaps us and we get saved one day,
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  • but that we don't even have the ability to choose Christ.
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  • I disagree with that.
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  • I believe that what it means that we're depraved
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  • is that we're born with a sin nature,
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  • that we all have a sin nature, and yet,
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  • God still gives us the ability to choose.
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  • I really believe you determine where you spend eternity,
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  • and that God is a just and merciful God,
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  • and gives every person a chance to accept Jesus Christ.
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  • Whatever belief you have has to be consistent with the nature
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  • and character of God, and a God that would love
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  • the world so much that He would give His own Son
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  • for the world, I believe, gives everyone an opportunity.
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  • So, but I do believe that we're all born with a sin nature.
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  • Romans 3:23 says, For all have sinned and fall short
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  • of the glory of God. It's very simple.
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  • I've asked you this before.
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  • If you want to know if we have a sin nature,
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  • simple question: did you have to teach
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  • your children to be bad?
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  • Or, did it come naturally to them?
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  • I actually saw a thing on the internet a while back
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  • that said, Funny Signs, and I thought,
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  • this is a perfect sign to represent a sin nature.
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  • Let me show you the sign.
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  • Caution, this sign has sharp edges.
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  • Do not touch the edges of this sign.
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  • Also, The bridge is out ahead.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • How many people do you think, and how many of you
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  • are actually thinking, I wonder how sharp those edges are?
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  • [Laughter]
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  • So, the first point of Calvinism is total depravity,
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  • and some believe that means that we can't even choose God.
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  • I don't believe it takes away our choice,
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  • but I believe we're all born with a sin nature.
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  • Everyone understand?
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  • Okay, the second, the U in TULIP
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  • is unconditional election.
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  • Unconditional election, and what this belief is,
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  • is that God chose some people to go to heaven and God
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  • chose some people to go to hell.
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  • Again, did you all hear me say I'm not trying to pick a fight?
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  • I just don't believe that about God.
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  • I believe that God wants everyone
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  • to come to Jesus Christ, and God is not willing
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  • that any should perish, but wants all to come to repentance.
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  • So, I don't believe God chose some.
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  • There are too many Scriptures to take the gospel
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  • to the whole world. Now, let me read you some.
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  • Matthew 24:14, And this gospel of the kingdom
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  • will be preached in all the world,
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  • as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
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  • What kind of God would have the gospel preached,
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  • but not allow people to receive the gospel?
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  • Mark 16:15, And He said to them,
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  • Go into all the world and preach the gospel
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  • to every creature.
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  • John 1:21, The next day, John saw Jesus
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  • coming toward him and said, Behold the Lamb of God,
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  • who takes away the sin of the world.
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  • John 3:17, God did not send His Son
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  • into the world to condemn the world,
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  • but that the world, through Him, might be saved.
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  • 2 Corinthians 5:19-20, watch this carefully.
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  • That is, that God was in Christ reconciling
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  • the world to Himself, not imputing their sins to them.
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  • We're gonna come back to this word, imputing.
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  • And has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
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  • Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ,
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  • as though God were pleading through us;
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  • we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
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  • God's pleading with us, to the whole world,
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  • be reconciled to God.
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  • God was in Christ reconciling the world -
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  • not the elect, the world to Himself,
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  • and now we are ambassadors.
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  • But here's what it says about the world,
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  • not imputing their sins to them.
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  • This word, imputing, in the Greek
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  • is an accounting term that literally means depositing
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  • in an account, to make a deposit into an account.
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  • Here's what it's saying.
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  • God is not depositing the world's sins into their account.
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  • Through Christ, He has taken care of everyone's sin.
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  • Please hear me.
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  • Everyone in the world, Jesus has already paid for their sins.
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  • If He hasn't already paid for their sins,
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  • He'll have to die again.
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  • He's already paid for the whole world to be saved.
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  • This is why it's so easy to witness,
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  • because we can tell them, Your sins have already been paid for.
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  • God's already reconciled you.
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  • It's up to you whether you receive Jesus or not.
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  • Now, I'm going to make a bold statement,
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  • and there's a lot of theology, and there's no way to cover all
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  • of the theology that you should cover in a 32-minute message.
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  • There's just no way to do it, so I just have to kind
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  • of hit tidbits here.
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  • So, I'm going to say something' pretty strong.
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  • People don't go to hell for sin, because of sin.
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  • They go to hell because of unbelief.
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  • Jesus did not say the ones that don't sin go to heaven,
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  • and the ones that sin go to hell.
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  • Let me read you exactly what He said.
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  • John 3:36, He who believes in the Son has everlasting life;
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  • he who does not believe in the Son shall not see life
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  • See, people go to hell because they don't believe,
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  • but Jesus had already paid for their sins.
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  • That again is why it's so easy to witness,
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  • because there's a check.
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  • Jesus has already written the check for all of your sins.
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  • It's just up to you whether you endorse it and deposit it.
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  • And when you deposit it into your account by faith,
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  • then all of your sins are paid for,
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  • your debt is paid in full, and the righteousness of God
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  • is deposited in your account.
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  • That's what happens when we get saved.
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  • [Applause]
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  • But, it's up to you. You have a choice.
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  • God created you in His image with a choice.
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  • Here's the third.
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  • This is the L in the word TULIP.
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  • If you want to remember these five and you know,
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  • for some reason, the third is limited atonement.
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  • Again, I don't believe this.
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  • It basically means that Jesus died only for the elect,
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  • for those that God chose, and so some He didn't choose,
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  • but He didn't die for the world.
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  • I think there's just way too many Scriptures
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  • that said He died for the whole world.
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  • I've shown you some Scriptures, but let me show you
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  • a couple that have a phrase, once for all.
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  • I love this and I only chose two of them, but watch this.
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  • Hebrews 7:27, this is talking about Jesus.
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  • Who does not need daily, as those high priests,
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  • to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins
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  • and then for the people's, for this He did once,
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  • now watch these words, for all.
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  • He did it for all, everyone, when He offered up Himself.
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  • Hebrews 9:12, Not with the blood of goats and calves,
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  • but with His own blood, He entered the Most Holy Place
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  • once for all, for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
  • 00:11:32.230 --> 00:11:40.280
  • The reason that I'm sharing this is because I'm not trying
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  • to again separate from people who have a different belief
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:46.280
  • in the body of Christ than we do.
  • 00:11:47.010 --> 00:11:48.120
  • I'm not trying to do that at all.
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  • I have a desire, as the pastor of this church,
  • 00:11:49.250 --> 00:11:53.100
  • for you to have a desire to win people to Christ.
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:58.000
  • And I think if we were to believe something like this,
  • 00:11:58.030 --> 00:12:01.260
  • that God chose some people to be saved
  • 00:12:01.290 --> 00:12:04.010
  • and others not to be saved, and we'll see in a moment
  • 00:12:04.040 --> 00:12:07.030
  • that part of this belief is they will be saved no matter what --
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:12.040
  • whether they even accept Christ or not, they'll just be saved.
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  • That's the extent, that's the far extent of this belief,
  • 00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:18.130
  • and you'll see it on the next point.
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  • They just will accept the Lord.
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  • If that's the case, why witness?
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  • Why tell anyone about Christ?
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  • Why pray for the lost? Why pray for people?
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  • When you look at the whole of Scripture,
  • 00:12:31.020 --> 00:12:33.010
  • that's what we're to do.
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  • Jesus says, Go, and go now!
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  • You can hear an urgency in His voice.
  • 00:12:36.220 --> 00:12:38.030
  • Go out into the highways and the hedges
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  • and compel them to come in, that My house may be full.
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  • Please go tell them.
  • 00:12:44.200 --> 00:12:47.150
  • My desire is that we at Gateway Church,
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:52.140
  • every time we meet someone,
  • 00:12:52.170 --> 00:12:55.240
  • we're thinking about how to talk to that person about Jesus,
  • 00:12:55.270 --> 00:12:58.230
  • every time.
  • 00:12:58.260 --> 00:12:59.290
  • My wife will tell you, I talk to people everywhere we go,
  • 00:13:00.040 --> 00:13:04.210
  • and I have an ulterior motive.
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  • I am trying to get that person saved.
  • 00:13:08.090 --> 00:13:12.030
  • Everywhere, I'm trying to strike up a conversation.
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:15.020
  • I'm trying to talk to people.
  • 00:13:15.050 --> 00:13:17.020
  • We went down to Austin and spent our family vacation,
  • 00:13:17.050 --> 00:13:21.140
  • and it's where Josh has moved, and Hannah,
  • 00:13:21.170 --> 00:13:23.220
  • and he'll be planting the church, you know,
  • 00:13:23.250 --> 00:13:25.010
  • in January down there.
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:26.230
  • And so, everywhere I go, they say, Are you visiting?
  • 00:13:26.260 --> 00:13:30.280
  • Yes, visiting from Dallas. I pastor a church there.
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  • My son moved down here, and to plant a church.
  • 00:13:33.230 --> 00:13:36.010
  • Okay, so I'm telling' everyone that,
  • 00:13:36.040 --> 00:13:37.130
  • because I want them to say, Oh, really, what kind of church,
  • 00:13:37.160 --> 00:13:39.240
  • when's it gonna start?
  • 00:13:39.270 --> 00:13:41.040
  • You know, I'm trying to get em.
  • 00:13:41.070 --> 00:13:42.140
  • Okay, so we go down for family vacation
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:45.260
  • and we've been down there, like three days, and my son, James,
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  • said, Dad, I have proof positive that we need
  • 00:13:49.110 --> 00:13:52.110
  • to plant a church in Austin, cause we've been here
  • 00:13:52.140 --> 00:13:54.160
  • three days and no one has recognized you yet.
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:58.120
  • [Laughter]
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  • So, I'm not saying anything bad about Austin,
  • 00:14:03.270 --> 00:14:07.110
  • but just between us, there are a lot of heathens, okay?
  • 00:14:07.140 --> 00:14:10.010
  • [Laughter]
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  • Just between us.
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  • Don't tell anyone I said that, just between us.
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:19.280
  • It's okay.
  • 00:14:20.010 --> 00:14:21.030
  • They don't read my Twitter accounts either anyway,
  • 00:14:21.060 --> 00:14:23.150
  • so it's okay. It was amazing.
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:28.240
  • I would tell people, Hey, you know,
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  • my son's planting a church,
  • 00:14:31.030 --> 00:14:32.080
  • and they would go like, Oh, and that'd kind of be
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:34.140
  • the end of the conversation.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • We need to tell people.
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  • Everywhere we go, there needs to be a driving force in you
  • 00:14:40.260 --> 00:14:42.200
  • to win people to Christ, and that's the only reason
  • 00:14:42.230 --> 00:14:45.270
  • I'm preaching this message. I felt very strongly.
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  • Okay, here's the fourth point, and it's the I in TULIP,
  • 00:14:48.100 --> 00:14:52.050
  • irresistible grace.
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  • What this means in the Calvinism teaching
  • 00:14:55.030 --> 00:14:58.050
  • is that those who are chosen cannot resist the grace of God.
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:15:01.220
  • They will accept Christ because it's just irresistible.
  • 00:15:01.250 --> 00:15:04.170
  • I disagree with that.
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  • I believe that you can resist God.
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  • I believe God gave you a will.
  • 00:15:08.230 --> 00:15:10.260
  • See, I think that this teaching basically means
  • 00:15:10.290 --> 00:15:16.200
  • that God created robots, and He created us
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  • without a will and a choice, and I think you have a will.
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  • Let me say it this way.
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  • Your belief, and I may share on this
  • 00:15:28.160 --> 00:15:30.080
  • the next few weeks some - your belief determines
  • 00:15:30.110 --> 00:15:32.190
  • where you will spend eternity,
  • 00:15:32.220 --> 00:15:34.230
  • and your behavior determines how you will spend eternity.
  • 00:15:34.260 --> 00:15:38.030
  • So, it's very important. You have a choice.
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  • Acts 7:51, You stiff-necked and uncircumcised
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  • in your heart and ears!
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  • You always resist the Holy Spirit;
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  • as your fathers did, so do you.
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  • He's saying you resist, you're resisting the Holy Spirit.
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  • Okay, now watch how again, Jesus tells us we have a choice.
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  • Matthew 7:24, Therefore whoever hears
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:03.270
  • these sayings of Mine, and does them,
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  • I will liken him to a wise man
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  • who built his house on the rock.
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  • Then, go down to Verse 26.
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  • Everyone who hears these sayings of Mine,
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  • and does not do them, will be like a foolish man
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  • who builds his house on the sand.
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  • Doesn't it sound like you have a choice?
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  • When you hear My sayings, you can do em or not do em.
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  • If you do em, you're wise, if you don't, you're foolish.
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:25.140
  • Here's another verse showing Jesus saying you have a choice.
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  • Matthew 10:32-33, Therefore whoever confesses Me before men,
  • 00:16:28.210 --> 00:16:34.100
  • him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
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  • But whoever denies Me before men,
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  • him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
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  • Look at that! Jesus is saying this.
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  • He's not saying, We got it all worked out,
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  • and We got some We chose to live with Us
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  • and some that are gonna just be tormented forever,
  • 00:16:52.080 --> 00:16:53.260
  • no matter what they do on earth,
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  • even if they were to cry out to Us and asked to be saved.
  • 00:16:55.090 --> 00:16:58.050
  • He's saying, If you confess Me, I'll confess you;
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  • if you deny Me, I will deny you.
  • 00:17:02.040 --> 00:17:04.070
  • In other words, He's saying it's up to you.
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  • It's up to you.
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  • Well, after I got saved, I remember going back
  • 00:17:08.100 --> 00:17:10.180
  • to nearly all of my drug friends and sharing
  • 00:17:10.210 --> 00:17:13.150
  • the gospel with them.
  • 00:17:13.180 --> 00:17:15.040
  • And one of those, I just kept sharing with him
  • 00:17:15.070 --> 00:17:17.010
  • and he kept saying to me something like,
  • 00:17:17.040 --> 00:17:20.030
  • I just want God to prove Himself to me.
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  • I said, What do you mean, prove Himself?
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  • He said, I just want Him to prove that He's alive,
  • 00:17:27.230 --> 00:17:29.220
  • prove that He's real, prove that He knows me,
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  • you know, stuff like this.
  • 00:17:32.230 --> 00:17:33.290
  • And, I guess it was probably 30 minutes or so and He said,
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  • I just want Him to do something spectacular.
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  • I said, He did something spectacular.
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  • He sent His son for you.
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  • He said, No, I just want Him to do something spectacular,
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  • like right now, today, and show me that He's real.
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:47.150
  • And I was just a young Christian.
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:49.120
  • I just kind of got, I guess fed up, you know,
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  • so I just put my hand on him and I said,
  • 00:17:53.020 --> 00:17:54.090
  • God, I just pray that You'll show him
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  • that You could kill him, but You're not going to.
  • 00:17:55.260 --> 00:17:57.160
  • [Laughter]
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  • I don't know how theological that was, but.
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  • But the next night, he got drunk,
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:14.180
  • went off the road in his truck.
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:16.060
  • Somehow his door came open.
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  • He fell out, he rolled in a ditch.
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  • He didn't get hurt because, drunk, probably
  • 00:18:19.050 --> 00:18:21.070
  • just rolling around.
  • 00:18:21.100 --> 00:18:22.150
  • His truck went into a tree and did catch on fire,
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  • and burned up.
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  • And the police officer said to him,
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:31.140
  • which he told me this later.
  • 00:18:31.170 --> 00:18:32.240
  • The police officer said to him, Son,
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  • God was looking out for you.
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  • God is trying to tell you to get your life straight.
  • 00:18:37.110 --> 00:18:39.280
  • [Applause]
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  • Here's the sad part.
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  • He still didn't get saved, because you can resist.
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  • It's what the Bible even says.
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  • Even if someone did something amazing,
  • 00:18:58.030 --> 00:19:00.150
  • they wouldn't believe.
  • 00:19:00.180 --> 00:19:02.130
  • Even if someone rose from the dead,
  • 00:19:02.160 --> 00:19:04.070
  • which Jesus did rise from the grave.
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  • So, irresistible grace.
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  • Here's the fifth point, perseverance of the saints.
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  • This means that if you're one of the chosen,
  • 00:19:11.230 --> 00:19:14.060
  • you're going to persevere to the end, no matter what.
  • 00:19:14.090 --> 00:19:17.160
  • I think this takes personal responsibility out of it.
  • 00:19:17.190 --> 00:19:20.110
  • Again, I think it takes our choice,
  • 00:19:20.140 --> 00:19:21.220
  • even after we get saved, out of it.
  • 00:19:21.250 --> 00:19:23.100
  • And I'm not saying whether we can lose our salvation or not,
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:26.270
  • but the way I believe this
  • 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:28.190
  • is a little differently.
  • 00:19:28.220 --> 00:19:29.290
  • Perseverance starts with P-E-R.
  • 00:19:30.020 --> 00:19:34.050
  • I'm gonna change those first three letters to P-R-E.
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  • I believe in the preservation of the saints.
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  • In other words, I believe that God preserves
  • 00:19:42.270 --> 00:19:45.260
  • those whom He loves and who call on His name.
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:50.130
  • Psalm 31:23, Oh, love the Lord, all you His saints,
  • 00:19:50.160 --> 00:19:55.220
  • for the Lord preserves the faithful.
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  • Think about how you would preserve something.
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:02.200
  • Psalm 37:28, For the Lord loves justice
  • 00:20:02.230 --> 00:20:05.080
  • that does not forsake His saints;
  • 00:20:05.110 --> 00:20:07.250
  • they are preserved forever.
  • 00:20:07.280 --> 00:20:12.120
  • Psalm 97:10, You who love the Lord hate evil;
  • 00:20:12.150 --> 00:20:15.180
  • he preserves the souls of His saints.
  • 00:20:15.210 --> 00:20:20.040
  • And then, this is the way Paul said it
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  • in the New Testament, 2 Timothy 1:12.
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  • For this reason I also suffer these things;
  • 00:20:23.290 --> 00:20:26.110
  • nevertheless I am not ashamed,
  • 00:20:26.140 --> 00:20:28.050
  • for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded
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  • that He is able to keep what I have committed
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  • to Him until that Day.
  • 00:20:35.210 --> 00:20:37.240
  • See, this doesn't focus on my strength,
  • 00:20:37.270 --> 00:20:40.110
  • it focuses on His strength,
  • 00:20:40.140 --> 00:20:42.050
  • that God is able to keep that which I have committed to Him.
  • 00:20:42.080 --> 00:20:44.190
  • Here's what I've committed to Him.
  • 00:20:44.220 --> 00:20:45.250
  • I've committed my faith in the substitutionary death
  • 00:20:45.280 --> 00:20:49.060
  • of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:50.290
  • I've committed my faith to Him.
  • 00:20:51.020 --> 00:20:53.000
  • He's able to keep that until the Day.
  • 00:20:53.030 --> 00:20:55.000
  • If you notice in that verse, Day is capitalized.
  • 00:20:55.030 --> 00:20:57.080
  • It means the Judgment Day.
  • 00:20:57.110 --> 00:20:59.000
  • Now, here's the reason that I named this message,
  • 00:20:59.030 --> 00:21:03.110
  • Whosoever Will, okay?
  • 00:21:03.140 --> 00:21:04.280
  • I want to show you some Scriptures,
  • 00:21:05.010 --> 00:21:06.170
  • but I'm going to read them in the Old King James.
  • 00:21:06.200 --> 00:21:09.160
  • The reason is, in the New King James
  • 00:21:09.190 --> 00:21:11.200
  • and all the other versions, which I use the New King James,
  • 00:21:11.230 --> 00:21:14.000
  • it says whoever, because we don't use the word whosoever,
  • 00:21:14.030 --> 00:21:17.240
  • but I remember hearing the words growing up, whosoever.
  • 00:21:17.270 --> 00:21:21.220
  • So, it just came to me as I was praying about
  • 00:21:21.250 --> 00:21:23.270
  • which message to start this series with, whosoever will,
  • 00:21:24.000 --> 00:21:27.140
  • whosoever will.
  • 00:21:27.170 --> 00:21:28.210
  • So, I'm gonna read em in Old King James
  • 00:21:28.240 --> 00:21:30.120
  • so we can see the whosoevers in the Bible, all right?
  • 00:21:30.150 --> 00:21:34.090
  • Matthew 16:25, For whosoever will save
  • 00:21:34.120 --> 00:21:39.080
  • his life shall lose it,
  • 00:21:39.110 --> 00:21:41.250
  • and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.
  • 00:21:41.280 --> 00:21:46.150
  • Notice again, the onus is on you.
  • 00:21:46.180 --> 00:21:48.220
  • You have a choice.
  • 00:21:48.250 --> 00:21:49.290
  • Mark 8:34, And when He had called the people
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:52.060
  • unto Him with His disciples also,
  • 00:21:52.090 --> 00:21:54.100
  • He said unto them, Whosoever will come after Me,
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:57.160
  • let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.
  • 00:21:57.190 --> 00:22:02.000
  • Acts 2:21, And it shall come to pass
  • 00:22:02.030 --> 00:22:04.070
  • that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord
  • 00:22:04.100 --> 00:22:08.150
  • shall be saved.
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:10.070
  • Acts 10:43, To him give all the prophets witness,
  • 00:22:10.100 --> 00:22:13.150
  • that through His name whosoever believeth in Him
  • 00:22:13.180 --> 00:22:17.140
  • shall receive remission of sins.
  • 00:22:17.170 --> 00:22:19.260
  • Romans 10:13, For whosoever shall call
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:22.240
  • upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • 00:22:22.270 --> 00:22:25.200
  • Revelation 22:17, and this is just...Verse 21,
  • 00:22:25.230 --> 00:22:29.010
  • it's the last verse of the Bible,
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:30.060
  • just four verses here before the end of the Bible.
  • 00:22:30.090 --> 00:22:33.040
  • And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come.
  • 00:22:33.070 --> 00:22:35.160
  • And let him that heareth say, Come.
  • 00:22:35.190 --> 00:22:38.100
  • And let him that is athirst come.
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:40.200
  • And whosoever will...this is how the Bible ends,
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:46.170
  • let him take the water of life freely.
  • 00:22:46.200 --> 00:22:50.250
  • And the most famous verse of the Bible,
  • 00:22:50.280 --> 00:22:53.000
  • John 3:16, For God so loved the world
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:57.010
  • that He gave His only begotten Son,
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  • that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
  • 00:23:00.020 --> 00:23:05.080
  • but shall have everlasting life.
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  • Whosoever will.
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  • Here's what I'm telling you.
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  • I'm telling everyone that's hearing me right now
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  • or looking at me.
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  • You determine where you go for eternity.
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  • You can't blame God.
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  • You're going to determine it.
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  • You give your life to Jesus Christ,
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  • put your faith and trust in Him, you go to heaven.
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  • If you don't, you go to hell.
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  • It's up to you.
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  • ROBERT: Whosoever will, some of the greatest words
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  • in the Bible, and here's what it means.
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  • You have a choice about where you're going to spend eternity.
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  • You have a choice about how you're going to live your life.
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  • And I remember when I made that choice.
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  • I was 19 years old, I was in a motel room,
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  • and I had grown up in church.
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  • I knew about God, but I'd never really given Him
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  • control of my life,
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  • and I want to ask you to do that right now --
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  • right now. Right now.
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  • You are not watching today by accident.
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  • You're watching today because God loves you, God knows you.
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  • He knows you specifically and you're watching today
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  • because God wants to change your life for the better.
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  • Obviously, He's not going to change your life for the worse,
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  • and you know that, and you're feeling
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  • that conviction in your heart.
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  • Even though you believe in God and maybe you've made
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  • a commitment in the past,
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  • I'm asking you to make a total commitment
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  • of your life to Jesus Christ today.
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  • So right now, just as I'm here talking to you,
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  • will you just simply say, Jesus,
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  • I give You my life today?
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  • Just tell Him that, I give You my life.
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  • Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior,
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  • and we would love to help you any way that we can.
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  • You can call the number on the screen,
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  • you can go to the website.
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  • Somehow, let us know, I'm making a commitment to Christ
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  • and I want to send you some material to help you
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  • in your new life with Christ, and I want to tell you,
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  • I am so proud of you for giving your life
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  • to Jesus today.
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  • And, thanks for watching, and I'm going to continue
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  • this series next time.
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  • I'll see you then.
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  • ANNOUNCER: We're so grateful that you joined us
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  • for today's program.
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  • We have some exciting resources we want to share with you
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  • from Pastor Robert's new series, Eternity: Your Choice.
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  • In this in-depth teaching series,
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  • Pastor Robert shares about how anyone
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  • can have everlasting life by choosing to follow Jesus,
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  • and he explains that are choices today
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  • not only determine where we spend eternity,
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  • but also, how we spend it.
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  • You'll also get the answers you need to tough questions
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  • about what happens after we die,
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  • and you'll be better equipped to share the message
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  • of God's love with those around you
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  • so that they too can choose eternal life through Jesus.
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  • That's why we want you to have these important resources.
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  • So, for your gift of any amount today,
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  • we will send you Eternity on either CD
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  • or as a digital download.
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  • Additionally, for your gift of $45 or more
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  • we will send you this series on both CD and DVD
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  • as our way of saying thank you.
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  • You can also order Eternity as either an audio
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  • or video digital download at PastorRobert.com
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  • where you'll also find many other resources to help you grow
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  • in your walk with the Lord.
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  • Be sure to call or visit us online today
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  • to order these resources.
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  • We'd also love to hear about what God is doing in your life
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  • as a result of applying these truths from His Word.
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  • Be sure to visit us online at PastorRobert.com
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  • to share your stories with us
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  • and to let us know about prayer needs you may have.
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  • We look forward to hearing from you, and as always,
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  • thank you for your generous support
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  • of Pastor Robert Morris Ministries.
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  • JIMMY EVANS: You're the firstborn of God,
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  • and you have the right of the double portion,
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  • and it's time for the firstborn church of God to arise!
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  • ROBERT MORRIS: When pride gets reversed in your life,
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  • you immediately step into God's plan for you,
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  • and you also step into God's provision for you.
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  • SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ: We are not those that will just survive.
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  • We're going to change the world, because we will do nothing less
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  • in the name of Jesus Christ than thrive.
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