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Are All Religions The Same?

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August 2, 2020
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Dr. Jack Graham's mission is to glorify God by introducing Jesus Christ to as Lord to all people.

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Are All Religions The Same?

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  • Take God's Word and turn withme, please, to the book of
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  • Philippians, chapter 2. We'redealing with some of life's most
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  • difficult questions and theissues of our times. And we are
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  • giving straight up answers witha bold, biblical response to
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  • these cultural issues, theselife issues that are so vital...
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  • questions that we're asking and,I trust as believers,
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  • answeringbecause we are called to give a
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  • reason for the hope that is inus. What is the pathway to
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  • paradise? How do we get toheaven? 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 thequestion that many people are
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  • asking today? "Are All Religionsthe Same?" We live in an age of
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  • tolerance. We live in a timewhere tolerance doesn't just
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  • mean respecting another person'sviewpoint or worldview or
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  • opinion. But we live in a timein which we are told that
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  • tolerance means that all truthor all belief-systems... all
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  • ideas are equally true; thattruth is relative to you, to
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  • your circumstance. What Ibelieve 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 isparticularly true when it comes
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  • to religion. And particularlythe uninformed and sometimes
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  • those who want to appear to beintellectually superior or
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  • sophisticated suggest the ideathat every person picks their
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  • own path to eternity. You pickand choose. It's truth or
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  • consequences. And you make thedecision. And whatever you
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  • choose... because in fact, youare in charge of your future...
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  • you will go to the place whereah... you have proposed or you
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  • planned to go. That's the ideathat all religions are equally
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  • the same. And I guarantee youthe people that you know,
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  • perhaps in your family, peoplethat ah... you work with
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  • everyday in this country andaround the world... most people
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  • today have the idea that somehowall religions are equal, or lead
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  • to the same path, or somehow getto the same destination.
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  • Whatever you believe, whateveryou think about life, about
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  • religion... that's okay. Andthat's what you hear people...
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  • people say every day in theplace where you live. So how do
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  • we answer that question: Are allreligions 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 toimpose your beliefs, your
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  • religion... whether it be ofJesus Christ or something
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  • else... on me! The very idea ofproselytizing, as it is called,
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  • or to evangelize... to witnessand to share our faith... is
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  • anathema because we must notimpose or inflict our own
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  • beliefs on others. And we areviewed... 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 asHe has told us... then we are
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  • arrogant and even filled withhate, or maybe intellectually
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  • stupid. Ultimately we'd betterbe prepared to give an answer,
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  • and the answer in all the worldreligions... and there are four
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  • major ones... Christianity,Judaism, Hinduism and Islam...
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  • and ah... Buddhism could also beadded, of course. And these
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  • major religions are... aremultiplied by hundreds of other
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  • kinds of religions and cults andsects and so on. And it's all
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  • very confusing, isn't it? And wewonder: 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 rightway, the one way to heaven?
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  • Well, ultimately you need toremember that not all religions
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  • are the same. It... it is nottrue to say that what someone of
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  • another religion believes is thesame or like what we believe.
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  • Because all the religions arevery 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 andso on. There are all these
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  • various sports and they're allthe genre of sports but they all
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  • have different rules, they allhave different ways that the
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  • game is to be played, they havedifferent 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 beignorant to say that all sports
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  • are the same. And so it is, notall religions are the same. At
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  • it's core every religion claimsto be the pathway to God. And so
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  • when we as Bible-believingChristians declare that Jesus is
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  • the Lord of life, the Lord ofdeath, that He is the Savior and
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  • the Redeemer of the world, andthat everyone needs to come to
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  • Jesus... When we say that, it'svital to understand that that is
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  • an exclusive statement. ThatJesus is not the best way to
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  • heaven... We're not suggestingthat He is "a" way to heaven,
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  • but that He is "the" way toheaven! And without Jesus
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  • Christianity collapses, implodesupon itself! Because
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  • Christianity is Christ! It is arelationship with the Lord Jesus
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  • Christ! And so in Philippianschapter 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 Christianconfession. Sometimes you may
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  • hear the idea that oh, theseideas that Jesus is God came
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  • along much later in the secondcentury or the third century
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  • with all the creeds and theconfessions of men, and so on!
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  • Not at all! God laid down thecreeds and the confessions
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  • initially in the Scripture, andthis 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 countequality 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) takingthe form of a servant, being
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  • born... (this is theincarnation)being born in the
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  • likeness of men. 8) And beingfound in human form, he humbled
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  • himself by becoming obedient tothe 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, torturousdeath of the cross) even death
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  • on a cross 9) Therefore God hashighly exalted him and bestowed
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  • on him the name that is aboveevery name, 10) so that at the
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  • name of Jesus every knee shouldbow, in heaven and on earth and
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  • under the earth, 11) and everytongue confess that Jesus Christ
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  • is Lord, to the glory of God theFather. The other religions of
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  • the world do not claim this butin fact reject this idea of
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  • Jesus... that He is equal withGod, that He is the Son of God,
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  • and the Savior of the wholeworld; that He is exalted above
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  • all others as God Himself! Forexample, Buddhism teaches that
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  • Jesus was an enlightenedteacher. Ah... Islam... that He
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  • is a prophet of God. But it isimpossible according to the
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  • Koran itself for Allah to have ason. Impossible for God to bear
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  • a son. Thus Jesus is rejected asthe 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 areasked: Is the God of the Bible
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  • Jehovah God... Yahweh God thesame as the god of Islam, Allah?
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  • And the answer is an unequivocalno... no way! We worship the God
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  • and Father of our Lord JesusChrist, rejected by the Muslim
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  • faith! I remember the first timeI attempted to lead a Muslim
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  • person to Christ. He was in facta Syrian soldier who was over
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  • here. I was a seminary studentand I had the opportunity to
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  • share my faith with him and Iwent through the Gospel, point
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  • by point, and it seemed that hewas ready to respond. He was
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  • very open and responsive, and Iwas thrilled with that. And I
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  • was getting ready to lead him ina prayer to receive Christ. But
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  • it occurred to me I needed toask him another question. Not
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  • only did he want to receiveChrist, but I said, "Are you
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  • willing to turn from the Muslimfaith and what you have believed
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  • about God and to receive Jesusand Jesus only as your Savior
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  • and Lord?" And when I said thata frown appeared on his face,
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  • and he said, "No, I couldn't dothat? 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, includingthe Christian religion simply
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  • because of family. Our family isChristian or our family is
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  • Buddhist or our family isMuslim. 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 saidabout Himself and what the Bible
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  • claims regarding the person ofJesus Christ! That He is alone
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  • God and Savior, that He alone isthe pathway into the presence of
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  • God, the person who is God. Nowlet me give you a few Scriptures
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  • on this. We're going to put themon the screen. You may want to
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  • jot them down, but... John14:6... I quoted it earlier: "I
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  • am the way, the truth and thelife; and no one comes to the
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  • Father except through Me." Signthat Jesus. Or the famous words
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  • that Jesus gave to the JewishRabbi Nicodemus who came to
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  • Jesus by night, and verse 16 andfollowing: 16) For God so loved
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  • the world that He gave His onlySon, that whoever believes in
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  • Him should not perish but haveeternal life. But what did He
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  • say after that? 17) For God didnot send His Son into the world
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  • to condemn the world, but inorder that the world might be
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  • saved through Him. Whoeverbelieves in Him is not
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  • condemned, but whoever does notbelieve (uh-oh!)... but whoever
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  • does not believe is condemnedalready (why?) because he has
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  • not believed in the name of theonly ... 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 Johnchapter 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) Andthis 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 isessential... essential! Jesus
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  • once spoke some hard sayings andmany people left Him. And He
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  • said, (John 6:67-68) "Will youalso go away?" to His disciples.
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  • And Simon Peter said, "Lord, towhom shall we go? You have the
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  • words of eternal life, and wehave believed and know what
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  • you're saying is true." Can yousay that? The apostles went on
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  • in Acts chapter 4 in verses 10and 12... 10 through 12: 10) let
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  • it be known to all of you and toall the people of Israel that by
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  • the name of Jesus Christ ofNazareth, whom you crucified,
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  • whom God raised from the dead-byhim this man is standing before
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  • you is well. 11) This Jesus isthe stone that was rejected by
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  • you, the builders, which hasbecome the cornerstone. (And
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  • watch this...) 12) And there issalvation in no one else, for
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  • there is no other name underheaven given among men by which
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  • we must be saved." This is truetruth! Not truth as you like it,
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  • truth as you see it, truth asyou want it, but true truth
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  • given in the authority of theWord 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. Johnthe Apostle, who was close... so
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  • close to Jesus, said in 1 John5: "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 haslife! 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'spossible to say that all
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  • religions are the same? Do youreally believe that it's
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  • credible to say all on the roadof any religion are getting to
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  • the same God or to the sameplace? As opposed to the way of
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  • Christ Jesus who was born of avirgin, who lived a perfect and
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  • sinless life, who died on thecross, obedient even to the
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  • death of the cross, who roseagain on the third day, and
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  • claimed that He and He only isGod and Savior of the world? Do
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  • you really believe that allreligions are the same? Of
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  • course not. They're not; theycan't be. It is true that all
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  • religions are ultimately attheir 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 peoplebelieve that Jesus was a good
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  • man. You know, Judaism believesthat Jesus was a good man, a
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  • good rabbi, a good teacher. ButJudaism rejects Jesus as the
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  • Messiah. Is it true that Jesuswas a good man? You know C. S.
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  • Lewis in his classic book MereChristianity, which is great
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  • reading for any believer inChrist, said this regarding
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  • Jesus being Lord, liar orlunatic. In other words, He was
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  • either a madman or a bad man orthe God-Man. But here's what he
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  • said about that: "A man who ismerely a man and said the sort
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  • of things Jesus said would notbe a great moral teacher. (that
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  • is, not a good man) He wouldeither be a lunatic on the level
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  • with a man who says he's apoached egg, or else he would be
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  • the devil of hell. You must makeyour choice! Either this man was
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  • and is the Son of God, or else amadman or something worse. You
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  • can shut Him up for a fool, youcan spit at Him and kill Him as
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  • a demon, or you can fall at Hisfeet and call Him Lord and God!
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  • But let us not come with anypatronizing nonsense about His
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  • being a great human teacher. Hehas not left that open to us; He
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  • did not intend to." So Jesuscalls us to the question: to
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  • make the choice for Him. BecauseJesus has done what He has done,
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  • "God has highly exalted Him andgiven Him the name that is above
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  • every name that at the name ofJesus every knee should bow and
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  • every tongue confess that JesusChrist is Lord, to the glory of
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  • God!" Only one name can commandthat 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 andscrutinized, and though he lived
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  • two hundred... two thousandyears ago, rather, in a very
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  • small land, His life changed theworld. He never wrote a book, a
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  • poem, or composed a piece ofmusic, 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 yetmillions give their lives to
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  • follow Him. He never spoke tomore than a few thousand people,
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  • yet today the entire world hearsHis voice. His ministry on earth
  • 00:18:23.358 --> 00:18:26.962
  • lasted only three years, and yetHis work on earth touches and
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  • transforms lives today asmillions look to Him for hope,
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  • healing, power and grace. Jesusreceived no formal education,
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  • yet innumerable universities,schools and institutions of
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  • learning bear His name. Withoutquestion... question Jesus of
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  • Nazareth is the most dominatingname in history, the most
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  • powerful personality of all timeand the greatest influence the
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  • world has ever known!" And yetin saying all of that... that
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  • Jesus is the most dominatingpersonality in history, that He
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  • is the most powerful personalityof all time, that He is the
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  • greatest influence the world hasever 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 Kingof kings and Lord of lords! That
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  • He alone is worthy [tap]; thatHe 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 thewhole world past, present and
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  • future! Because the Scripturesays "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 bowdown and confess Jesus as Lord!
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  • Every person has a date withDeity! Every person will stand
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  • before God either in salvationand eternal life or to confess
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  • Him before... Anybody departsthe presence of God into
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  • eternity without Him, they willconfess Him and glorify Jesus
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  • Christ as God! The devil himselfwill confess Jesus Christ as
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  • Lord!
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  • [Music]
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  • Culture's views often
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  • differ drastically from what theBible says about truth. And it
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  • is critical that Christians beable to engage our culture
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  • appropriately over such divisivecultural issues
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  • and to do it withwisdom, love and grace. I want
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  • to help you do that by sendingyou my book, "Culture Wise."
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  • Tackling seven hotly-debatedtopics "Culture Wise" will equip
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  • you to think and speakbiblically about the issues that
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  • we're facing today. My prayer isthat as you grow confident in
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  • God's truth that you will growin your compassion towards
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  • people who so desperately needto know Jesus and to hear God's
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  • word. So please give a donationtoday to keep PowerPoint
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  • reach more people around theworld with the message of Jesus.
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  • His name is endearing. It is thesweetest name in heaven and
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  • on earth. At that name, His namewe are in the presence of the
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  • Lord forever. And thedifference in Jesus and all
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  • the religions of the world, eventhe Christian religion,
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  • because you see there are many
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  • people sitting in churchand churches today who have the
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  • religion of Christianity butdon't have Christ in their
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  • hearts. Their family isChristian or their friends are
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  • Christian or they grew up in aChristian culture, just as
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  • someone grew up in another kindof religious culture. You're a
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  • cultural Christian but are you aChristian? 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 inone word... "do". Do this and
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  • live, do this and you will go toheaven. Pray or pay your vows
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  • and dues and... and show upat... at temple or show up at
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  • church or keep the law. Dosomething! Good works! And if
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  • you're a good person and youpractice your religion, you'll
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  • get there somehow. That is asummation of all the religions.
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  • But add a couple of letters toChristianity... "d-o-n-e...
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  • done." When Christ died on thecross he cried out "It is
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  • finished." The plan of salvationwas completed. The work of
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  • redemption was transacted andwhat Christ has done at the
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  • cross, Jesus paid it all. Hemakes it possible for anyone who
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  • trusts and receives Him as Lordand Savior to know Him now and
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  • forever. It's like a personthat's in a pit and can't get
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  • out. And along comes Buddha andBuddha says, "Meditate.
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  • Discipline your mind. Purifyyour mind and your body and
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  • you'll get out of the pit. Seekwisdom and you'll get out of the
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  • pit." So the man tries all ofthat 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 andyou'll get out of the pit." And
  • 00:23:36.438 --> 00:23:39.774
  • so he does all of that and he'sstill in the pit, because
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  • religion cannot save. The mysticcomes along... the eastern...
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  • the Hindu... the... comes alongand says ah... ah..., "Think
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  • your way in a reincarnationah... out of the pit... maybe in
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  • another life you will bereincarnated out of the pit.
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  • You'll have a better life." Andso on. The educator comes along
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  • and says, "Get your mindeducated and you'll get out of
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  • the pit. Be socially aware;you'll be out of the pit." But
  • 00:24:08.570 --> 00:24:13.208
  • none of that stuff gets us outof the pit! But what happened in
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  • Christ is that God became a Manand got down in the pit with us.
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  • [Romans 5:8] "And while we wereyet sinners Christ died for us."
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  • And therefore, with anailed-scarred hand He lifts us
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  • out of the pit and brings us tosolid ground and life in Christ.
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  • That is why Christianity... realChristianity 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
  • 00:24:44.339 --> 00:24:53.214
  • compassionate hearts becausewe're not wringing our hands and
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  • saying, "Oh, boy, we're the onlyones going to heaven." But with
  • 00:24:57.953 --> 00:25:02.557
  • broken hearts we realize thatbecause 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 churchand of God's mission on earth;
  • 00:25:11.666 --> 00:25:16.204
  • that is to reach the world withthis 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 humbledHimself. So in humility and in
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  • brokenness and in compassion wesay to the world, "We give you
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  • Jesus. We offer you invitationto life in Christ. He said,
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  • "profess me before men and I'llprofess you before the Father in
  • 00:25:44.099 --> 00:25:47.202
  • heaven." So come to Jesus, leaveyour religion behind. You've
  • 00:25:47.235 --> 00:25:51.539
  • tried religion, you know itdoesn't work, even the Christian
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  • religion. You've tried churchwithout Christ and it doesn't
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  • work. Come to Jesus, put yourtrust in Him. Begin developing a
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  • relationship with the Lord JesusChrist. Know what it means to be
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  • saved which is to be forgiven ofyour sin and Christ by His
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  • Spirit living in you and thehope of eternal life forever.
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  • Come to Jesus!
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  • [Music]
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  • Jesus is the way,the truth and the life, the one
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  • way to the Father. It troublesme greatly that America like
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  • Europe is turning away fromtruth, the truth found in
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  • scripture. That's why I want tohelp you navigate some of our
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  • cultures most controversialissues.
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  • I want to send you my bookCULTURE
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  • WISE: Thinking Rightly aboutSeven Societal Wrongs. And this
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  • empowering resource is our wayto say thank you for your
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  • America back to the truth thatJesus is Lord. That He is the
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  • one and only Savior and that wemust base our lives and our
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  • culture on the truth that isfound in scripture. So call the
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  • number on the screen or visit usonline at JackGraham.org to
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  • donate to our ministry andreceive your gift. Thank you for
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  • joining us today and thank youfor your financial support of
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  • PowerPoint which enables us totake the message of Jesus
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  • Christ, His truth to the wholeworld.
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