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Are All Religions the Same?

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July 14, 2019
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Power Point with Jack Graham

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Are All Religions the Same?

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  • Take God's Word and turn with me, please, to the book of
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  • Philippians, chapter 2. We're dealing with some of life's most
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  • difficult questions and the issues of our times. And we are
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  • giving straight up answers with a bold, biblical response to
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  • these cultural issues, these life issues that are so vital...
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  • questions that we're asking and, I trust as believers,
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  • answering because we are called to give a
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  • reason for the hope that is in us. What is the pathway to
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  • paradise? How do we get to heaven? Is there one way to
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  • heaven? Or are there many ways, many paths into the presence of
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  • God? So we're answering the question that many people are
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  • asking today? "Are All Religions the Same?" We live in an age of
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  • tolerance. We live in a time where tolerance doesn't just
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  • mean respecting another person's viewpoint or worldview or
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  • opinion. But we live in a time in which we are told that
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  • tolerance means that all truth or all belief-systems... all
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  • ideas are equally true; that truth is relative to you, to
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  • your circumstance. What I believe may not be ah... of
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  • interest to what you believe, but what you believe is just as
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  • equal ah... to what I believe; and therefore, our beliefs are
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  • in essence the same. And that is particularly true when it comes
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  • to religion. And particularly the uninformed and sometimes
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  • those who want to appear to be intellectually superior or
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  • sophisticated suggest the idea that every person picks their
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  • own path to eternity. You pick and choose. It's truth or
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  • consequences. And you make the decision. And whatever you
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  • choose... because in fact, you are in charge of your future...
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  • you will go to the place where ah... you have proposed or you
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  • planned to go. That's the idea that all religions are equally
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  • the same. And I guarantee you the people that you know,
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  • perhaps in your family, people that ah... you work with
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  • everyday in this country and around the world... most people
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  • today have the idea that somehow all religions are equal, or lead
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  • to the same path, or somehow get to the same destination.
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  • Whatever you believe, whatever you think about life, about
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  • religion... that's okay. And that's what you hear people...
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  • people say every day in the place where you live. So how do
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  • we answer that question: Are all religions the same? How do we
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  • respond to something like that? Because what these folks are
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  • saying ultimately says... suggests that because everything
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  • is equal, you have no right to impose your beliefs, your
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  • religion... whether it be of Jesus Christ or something
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  • else... on me! The very idea of proselytizing, as it is called,
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  • or to evangelize... to witness and to share our faith... is
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  • anathema because we must not impose or inflict our own
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  • beliefs on others. And we are viewed... if we believe that
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  • Jesus is [John 14:6] "the way, the truth and the life"... the
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  • one way to... to... to heaven as He has told us... then we are
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  • arrogant and even filled with hate, or maybe intellectually
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  • stupid. Ultimately we'd better be prepared to give an answer,
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  • and the answer in all the world religions... and there are four
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  • major ones... Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam...
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  • and ah... Buddhism could also be added, of course. And these
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  • major religions are... are multiplied by hundreds of other
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  • kinds of religions and cults and sects and so on. And it's all
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  • very confusing, isn't it? And we wonder: Am I right? Or am I just
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  • being exclusive in my attitude? Am I... Am I arrogant to suggest
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  • that what I believe is the right way, the one way to heaven?
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  • Well, ultimately you need to remember that not all religions
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  • are the same. It... it is not true to say that what someone of
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  • another religion believes is the same or like what we believe.
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  • Because all the religions are very diff... There are many
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  • sports that you may love. There's football, there's
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  • basketball, there's baseball and so on. There are all these
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  • various sports and they're all the genre of sports but they all
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  • have different rules, they all have different ways that the
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  • game is to be played, they have different instruments with which
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  • to play the game, and so on, because while they are sports,
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  • it would be... it would be ignorant to say that all sports
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  • are the same. And so it is, not all religions are the same. At
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  • it's core every religion claims to be the pathway to God. And so
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  • when we as Bible-believing Christians declare that Jesus is
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  • the Lord of life, the Lord of death, that He is the Savior and
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  • the Redeemer of the world, and that everyone needs to come to
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  • Jesus... When we say that, it's vital to understand that that is
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  • an exclusive statement. That Jesus is not the best way to
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  • heaven... We're not suggesting that He is "a" way to heaven,
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  • but that He is "the" way to heaven! And without Jesus
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  • Christianity collapses, implodes upon itself! Because
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  • Christianity is Christ! It is a relationship with the Lord Jesus
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  • Christ! And so in Philippians chapter 2... Philippians chapter
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  • 2 here's what the Bible says, and this is a great hymn of
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  • faith, and an early Christian confession. Sometimes you may
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  • hear the idea that oh, these ideas that Jesus is God came
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  • along much later in the second century or the third century
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  • with all the creeds and the confessions of men, and so on!
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  • Not at all! God laid down the creeds and the confessions
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  • initially in the Scripture, and this is one of them! Beginning
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  • at verse 5, Philippians 2: 5) Have this mind among yourselves,
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  • which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6) who, though he was in the
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  • form of God, did not count equality with God... equality
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  • with God a thing to be grasped, 7)but made himself nothing,(that
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  • is, He emptied Himself) taking the form of a servant, being
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  • born... (this is the incarnation)being born in the
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  • likeness of men. 8) And being found in human form, he humbled
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  • himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, (and
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  • underscore this in your Bibles) even death on a cross.(Even the
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  • shameful, terrible, torturous death of the cross) even death
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  • on a cross 9) Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed
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  • on him the name that is above every name, 10) so that at the
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  • name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and
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  • under the earth, 11) and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ
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  • is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. The other religions of
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  • the world do not claim this but in fact reject this idea of
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  • Jesus... that He is equal with God, that He is the Son of God,
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  • and the Savior of the whole world; that He is exalted above
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  • all others as God Himself! For example, Buddhism teaches that
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  • Jesus was an enlightened teacher. Ah... Islam... that He
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  • is a prophet of God. But it is impossible according to the
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  • Koran itself for Allah to have a son. Impossible for God to bear
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  • a son. Thus Jesus is rejected as the Son of God, certainly as the
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  • Savior of the world. At times... many times in fact in these
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  • times... these days we are asked: Is the God of the Bible
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  • Jehovah God... Yahweh God the same as the god of Islam, Allah?
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  • And the answer is an unequivocal no... no way! We worship the God
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  • and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, rejected by the Muslim
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  • faith! I remember the first time I attempted to lead a Muslim
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  • person to Christ. He was in fact a Syrian soldier who was over
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  • here. I was a seminary student and I had the opportunity to
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  • share my faith with him and I went through the Gospel, point
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  • by point, and it seemed that he was ready to respond. He was
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  • very open and responsive, and I was thrilled with that. And I
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  • was getting ready to lead him in a prayer to receive Christ. But
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  • it occurred to me I needed to ask him another question. Not
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  • only did he want to receive Christ, but I said, "Are you
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  • willing to turn from the Muslim faith and what you have believed
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  • about God and to receive Jesus and Jesus only as your Savior
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  • and Lord?" And when I said that a frown appeared on his face,
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  • and he said, "No, I couldn't do that? I couldn't disavow my
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  • family's religion. I couldn't... I couldn't say no to my religion
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  • or turn my back on my religion." And many people adopt a religion
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  • and adapt a religion, including the Christian religion simply
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  • because of family. Our family is Christian or our family is
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  • Buddhist or our family is Muslim. You see, he was willing
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  • to add Jesus as one of his gods, but like so many today,
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  • unwilling to say what Jesus said about Himself and what the Bible
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  • claims regarding the person of Jesus Christ! That He is alone
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  • God and Savior, that He alone is the pathway into the presence of
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  • God, the person who is God. Now let me give you a few Scriptures
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  • on this. We're going to put them on the screen. You may want to
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  • jot them down, but... John 14:6... I quoted it earlier: "I
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  • am the way, the truth and the life; and no one comes to the
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  • Father except through Me." Sign that Jesus. Or the famous words
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  • that Jesus gave to the Jewish Rabbi Nicodemus who came to
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  • Jesus by night, and verse 16 and following: 16) For God so loved
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  • the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in
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  • Him should not perish but have eternal life. But what did He
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  • say after that? 17) For God did not send His Son into the world
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  • to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be
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  • saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not
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  • condemned, but whoever does not believe (uh-oh!)... but whoever
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  • does not believe is condemned already (why?) because he has
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  • not believed in the name of the only ... only Son of God! In
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  • John chapter 17 and verse 3... In fact, I would encourage you
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  • to turn in your Bibles to John chapter 17 and verse 3 and
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  • underscore this. Once again, Jesus speaking... in fact,
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  • praying in John 17:3: 3) And this is eternal life, that they
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  • may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have
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  • sent. Therefore God... Jesus... the One true God! For to worship
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  • Him who alone is worthy is essential... essential! Jesus
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  • once spoke some hard sayings and many people left Him. And He
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  • said, (John 6:67-68) "Will you also go away?" to His disciples.
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  • And Simon Peter said, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the
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  • words of eternal life, and we have believed and know what
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  • you're saying is true." Can you say that? The apostles went on
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  • in Acts chapter 4 in verses 10 and 12... 10 through 12: 10) let
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  • it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by
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  • the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified,
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  • whom God raised from the dead-by him this man is standing before
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  • you is well. 11) This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by
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  • you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. (And
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  • watch this...) 12) And there is salvation in no one else, for
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  • there is no other name under heaven given among men by which
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  • we must be saved." This is true truth! Not truth as you like it,
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  • truth as you see it, truth as you want it, but true truth
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  • given in the authority of the Word of God. It ultimately gets
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  • back to that issue of authority, the authority of Christ, the
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  • authority of God's Word. John the Apostle, who was close... so
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  • close to Jesus, said in 1 John 5: "And this is the testimony
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  • that God gave us eternal life, and this light is in His Son.
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  • And whoever has the Son has life! Whoever does not have the
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  • son of God does not have life." So do you really believe after
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  • hearing all that, that it's possible to say that all
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  • religions are the same? Do you really believe that it's
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  • credible to say all on the road of any religion are getting to
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  • the same God or to the same place? As opposed to the way of
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  • Christ Jesus who was born of a virgin, who lived a perfect and
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  • sinless life, who died on the cross, obedient even to the
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  • death of the cross, who rose again on the third day, and
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  • claimed that He and He only is God and Savior of the world? Do
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  • you really believe that all religions are the same? Of
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  • course not. They're not; they can't be. It is true that all
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  • religions are ultimately at their core-beliefs exclusive in
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  • nature. So the issue becomes: who is God? Is Jesus God as He
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  • claimed to be? Some people believe that Jesus was a good
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  • man. You know, Judaism believes that Jesus was a good man, a
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  • good rabbi, a good teacher. But Judaism rejects Jesus as the
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  • Messiah. Is it true that Jesus was a good man? You know C. S.
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  • Lewis in his classic book Mere Christianity, which is great
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  • reading for any believer in Christ, said this regarding
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  • Jesus being Lord, liar or lunatic. In other words, He was
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  • either a madman or a bad man or the God-Man. But here's what he
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  • said about that: "A man who is merely a man and said the sort
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  • of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. (that
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  • is, not a good man) He would either be a lunatic on the level
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  • with a man who says he's a poached egg, or else he would be
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  • the devil of hell. You must make your choice! Either this man was
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  • and is the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You
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  • can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as
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  • a demon, or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God!
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  • But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His
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  • being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us; He
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  • did not intend to." So Jesus calls us to the question: to
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  • make the choice for Him. Because Jesus has done what He has done,
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  • "God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name that is above
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  • every name that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and
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  • every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of
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  • God!" Only one name can command that devotion, adoration and
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  • celebration and that is Jesus. Someone wrote, "Every word He
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  • spoke has been studied and scrutinized, and though he lived
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  • two hundred... two thousand years ago, rather, in a very
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  • small land, His life changed the world. He never wrote a book, a
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  • poem, or composed a piece of music, yet he has been the
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  • impetus and inspiration of art, music and literature. He never
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  • commanded an army and yet millions give their lives to
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  • follow Him. He never spoke to more than a few thousand people,
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  • yet today the entire world hears His voice. His ministry on earth
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  • lasted only three years, and yet His work on earth touches and
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  • transforms lives today as millions look to Him for hope,
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  • healing, power and grace. Jesus received no formal education,
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  • yet innumerable universities, schools and institutions of
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  • learning bear His name. Without question... question Jesus of
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  • Nazareth is the most dominating name in history, the most
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  • powerful personality of all time and the greatest influence the
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  • world has ever known!" And yet in saying all of that... that
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  • Jesus is the most dominating personality in history, that He
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  • is the most powerful personality of all time, that He is the
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  • greatest influence the world has ever seen... Even in all of that
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  • it doesn't [tap] say [tap] enough [tap] of who [tap] He
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  • [tap] is [tap]! That He is King of kings and Lord of lords! That
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  • He alone is worthy [tap]; that He is altogether [tap] worthy,
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  • and that He is always [tap] worthy of the worship of those
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  • who call Him Savior and of the whole world past, present and
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  • future! Because the Scripture says "Every knee will bow and
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  • confess Jesus Christ as Lord!" Buddha will bow down and confess
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  • Jesus as Lord! Mohammed will bow down and confess Jesus as Lord!
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  • Every person has a date with Deity! Every person will stand
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  • before God either in salvation and eternal life or to confess
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  • Him before... Anybody departs the presence of God into
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  • eternity without Him, they will confess Him and glorify Jesus
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  • Christ as God! The devil himself will confess Jesus Christ as
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  • Lord!
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  • [Music]
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  • From the origin of life to capital punishment,
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  • same-sex relationships and much much more, culture's views often
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  • differ drastically from what the Bible says about truth. And it
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  • is critical that Christians be able to engage our culture
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  • appropriately over such divisive cultural issues like abortion,
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  • even alcohol and to do it with wisdom, love and grace. I want
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  • to help you do that by sending you my book, "Culture Wise."
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  • Tackling seven hotly-debated topics "Culture Wise" will equip
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  • you to think and speak biblically about the issues that
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  • we're facing today. My prayer is that as you grow confident in
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  • God's truth that you will grow in your compassion towards
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  • people who so desperately need to know Jesus and to hear God's
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  • word. So please give a donation today to keep PowerPoint
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  • broadcasting the good news of Jesus on this station and around
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  • the world. And visit us online at jackgraham.org or call to
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  • order your copy of "Culture Wise". And thank you for helping
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  • reach more people around the world with the message of Jesus.
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  • Many people sitting in church and churches today who have the
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  • religion of Christianity but don't have Christ in their
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  • hearts. Their family is Christian or their friends are
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  • Christian or they grew up in a Christian culture, just as
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  • someone grew up in another kind of religious culture. You're a
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  • cultural Christian but are you a Christian? Are you a Christ
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  • follower? Here's the difference: All the religions of the world
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  • ultimately can be summed up in one word... "do". Do this and
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  • live, do this and you will go to heaven. Pray or pay your vows
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  • and dues and... and show up at... at temple or show up at
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  • church or keep the law. Do something! Good works! And if
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  • you're a good person and you practice your religion, you'll
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  • get there somehow. That is a summation of all the religions.
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  • But add a couple of letters to Christianity... "d-o-n-e...
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  • done." When Christ died on the cross he cried out "It is
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  • finished." The plan of salvation was completed. The work of
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  • redemption was transacted and what Christ has done at the
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  • cross, Jesus paid it all. He makes it possible for anyone who
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  • trusts and receives Him as Lord and Savior to know Him now and
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  • forever. It's like a person that's in a pit and can't get
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  • out. And along comes Buddha and Buddha says, "Meditate.
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  • Discipline your mind. Purify your mind and your body and
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  • you'll get out of the pit. Seek wisdom and you'll get out of the
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  • pit." So the man tries all of that and he's still in the pit.
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  • Or a Mohammed walks by and says, "Worship Allah and him only.
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  • Practice the five pillars and you'll get out of the pit." And
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  • so he does all of that and he's still in the pit, because
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  • religion cannot save. The mystic comes along... the eastern...
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  • the Hindu... the... comes along and says ah... ah..., "Think
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  • your way in a reincarnation ah... out of the pit... maybe in
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  • another life you will be reincarnated out of the pit.
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  • You'll have a better life." And so on. The educator comes along
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  • and says, "Get your mind educated and you'll get out of
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  • the pit. Be socially aware; you'll be out of the pit." But
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  • none of that stuff gets us out of the pit! But what happened in
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  • Christ is that God became a Man and got down in the pit with us.
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  • [Romans 5:8] "And while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."
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  • And therefore, with a nailed-scarred hand He lifts us
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  • out of the pit and brings us to solid ground and life in Christ.
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  • That is why Christianity... real Christianity is not the same as
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  • all the religions of the world! It's your consideration; it's
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  • your choice. Jesus - yes or no. Now we say this with
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  • compassionate hearts because we're not wringing our hands and
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  • saying, "Oh, boy, we're the only ones going to heaven." But with
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  • broken hearts we realize that because of what we believe we
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  • want everyone to know our Jesus, so we send missionaries and we
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  • support the work of God's church and of God's mission on earth;
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  • that is to reach the world with this message and this wonderful
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  • Savior Jesus Christ our Lord. Let this mind be in you which
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  • was in Christ Jesus who humbled Himself. So in humility and in
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  • brokenness and in compassion we say to the world, "We give you
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  • Jesus. We offer you invitation to life in Christ. He said,
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  • "profess me before men and I'll profess you before the Father in
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  • heaven." So come to Jesus, leave your religion behind. You've
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  • tried religion, you know it doesn't work, even the Christian
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  • religion. You've tried church without Christ and it doesn't
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  • work. Come to Jesus, put your trust in Him. Begin developing a
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  • relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Know what it means to be
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  • saved which is to be forgiven of your sin and Christ by His
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  • Spirit living in you and the hope of eternal life forever.
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  • Come to Jesus!
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  • [Music]
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  • America is in the middle of an age of
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  • tolerance. Now, tolerance of other people's race, ethnicity,
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  • political opinions and culture is a good thing. But we live in
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  • a time where tolerance doesn't' mean respecting another person's
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  • viewpoint or worldview or opinion, we're now told that
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  • tolerance means that all truth or all belief systems, all ideas
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  • are equally true. That truth is relative to you, to your
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  • circumstance, to your own ideas and that is not what the Bible
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  • teaches. In America today the idea that all truth is relative
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  • and that all faiths are the same is destroying our cultures our
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  • schools and our families. This new, so-called tolerance, (which
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  • is completely intolerant of those who express biblical-based
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  • beliefs and opinions), this belief rejects Jesus as the Son
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  • of God, the only Savior of the whole world and that He is the
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  • only one who is exalted as God Himself. It tears me apart, it
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  • breaks my heart that America, God-blessed America is rejecting
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  • the truth that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, the one
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  • way to the Father. It troubles me greatly that America like
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  • Europe is turning away from truth, the truth found in
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  • scripture. That's why I want to help you navigate some of our
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  • cultures most controversial issues. Issues like abortion,
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  • same-sex marriage, evolution. I want to send you my book CULTURE
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  • WISE: Thinking Rightly about Seven Societal Wrongs. And this
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  • empowering resource is our way to say thank you for your
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  • generous donation to PowerPoint and it will help us bring
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  • America back to the truth that Jesus is Lord. That He is the
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  • one and only Savior and that we must base our lives and our
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  • culture on the truth that is found in scripture. So call the
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  • number on the screen or visit us online at JackGraham.org to
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  • donate to our ministry and receive your gift. Thank you for
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  • joining us today and thank you for your financial support of
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  • PowerPoint which enables us to take the message of Jesus
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  • Christ, His truth to the whole world.
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