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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HOW COULD A JUST AND LOVING GOD CONDEMN PEOPLE TO HELL
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  • FOREVER, IF THEY'VE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF JESUS CHRIST?
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  • THAT'S A QUESTION I GET ASKED BY UNBELIEVERS
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  • AND BELIEVERS ALIKE.
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  • AND FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, I CAN UNDERSTAND
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  • HOW THE IDEA MIGHT SEEM UNFAIR.
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  • WELL TODAY ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • I'LL TAKE US TO SEVERAL KEY PASSAGES IN THE BOOK OF ROMANS
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  • TO EXPLAIN WHY EVERY PERSON CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR
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  • HIS DECISION TO EITHER ACCEPT OR REJECT JESUS CHRIST.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "WHAT EVERY ATHEIST KNOWS"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • NEXT TO JESUS CHRIST, THE APOSTLE PAUL IS THE SINGLE
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  • MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • AND IN DR. JEFFRESS'S NEW DVD TEACHING SET, YOU'LL
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  • SEE HOW PAUL'S LIFE IS AN INSPIRING TESTIMONY
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  • OF WHAT A REDEEMED SINNER CAN DO THROUGH GOD'S AMAZING GRACE
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  • IN THE VERY PLACE WHERE PAUL CARRIED OUT HIS
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  • LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • REQUEST THE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL
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  • DVD TEACHING SET WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • I READ THIS WEEK ABOUT A COLLEGE PROFESSOR
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  • WHO HAD DESIGNED AN ELABORATE MODEL, A PLANETARY MODEL
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  • OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
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  • IT HAD THE SUN.
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  • IT HAD ALL OF THE PLANETS IN THE RELATIVE DISTANCE FROM ONE
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  • ANOTHER, A VERY INTRICATE MODEL.
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  • AND A STUDENT WALKED IN; HE SAW THE MODEL,
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  • AND HE SAID: PROF, WHO MADE THAT?
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  • THE PROFESSOR SAID: WELL, NOBODY MADE IT.
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  • HE SAID: WELL, NOW WAIT A MINUTE,
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  • WHO MADE THIS?
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  • HE SAID: DIDN'T YOU HEAR ME?
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  • I SAID NOBODY MADE IT.
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  • IT JUST APPEARED.
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  • AND THE STUDENT BECAME ANGRY, AND THE PROFESSOR SAID: SON,
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  • IF YOU CAN WALK OUT OF THIS CLASSROOM AND LOOK AT NATURE
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  • AND ALL THAT IT ENTAILS, AND BELIEVE IT JUST HAPPENED
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  • WITHOUT A DESIGNER THEN YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM
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  • BELIEVING THIS MODEL COULD HAVE HAPPENED BY CHANCE.
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  • THE FACT IS, THE ATHEIST, THE PERSON WHO HAS REJECTED GOD
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  • HAS REJECTED HIM NOT BECAUSE OF A LACK OF EVIDENCE THAT GOD
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  • EXISTS; THE ATHEIST REJECTS GOD BECAUSE OF HIS LACK OF
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  • DESIRE TO KNOW AND TO OBEY THAT GOD.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY THE WORD OF GOD SAYS HE IS WITHOUT EXCUSE AND
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  • DESERVING OF GOD'S JUDGMENT.
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  • THAT'S THE THEME OF THE PASSAGE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
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  • TODAY IN OUR STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURN TO ROMANS CHAPTER 1 AS WE DISCOVER
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  • WHAT IT IS THAT EVERY ATHEIST KNOWS.
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 1.
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  • LAST TIME WE BEGAN LOOKING AT THE FIRST MAJOR DIVISION OF
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 1 VERSE 18 TO CHA PTER 3 VERSE 20.
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  • AND THIS SECTION TALKS ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • WHAT IS THE PROBLEM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS?
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  • SIMPLY PUT IS IT'S THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY OF IT.
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  • NOT ONE OF US IS IN A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD
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  • IN AND OF OURSELVES.
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  • PAUL SAYS WE'RE ALL GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
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  • THE GREAT CLIMAX TO THIS SECTION WILL BE ROMANS 3:23,
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  • "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
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  • BUT TO MAKE HIS CASE, JUST LIKE A LAWYER MAKES HIS CASE
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  • TO THE JURY, PAUL IS GOING TO TAKE THREE REPRESENTATIVE
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  • GROUPS OF HUMAN BEINGS.
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  • PEOPLE WE WOULD SAY: WELL SURELY THEY'RE NOT GUILTY.
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  • HE SAYS: OH YES, THEY ARE.
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  • TO PROVE THAT IN FACT ALL HUMANITY IS GUILTY.
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  • PAUL BEGINS THIS SECTION BY LOOKING AT THE ONE GROUP OF
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  • PEOPLE, QUITE HONESTLY, WE ALL HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING
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  • WOULD BE CONDEMNED BY GOD, AND THAT IS THE PERSON WHO HAS
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  • NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • HOW IS IT THAT THAT UNBELIEVER
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  • WHO HAS NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL IS CONDEMNED BEFORE GOD?
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  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE BEGINNING IN VERSE 20 WITH THE THREE
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  • STATEMENTS PAUL MAKES ABOUT THIS UNBELIEVER WE THINK WOULD
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  • BE INNOCENT, BUT IN FACT GOD SAYS IS GUILTY.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, PAUL SAYS, THE UNBELIEVER HAS RECEIVED A
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  • KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
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  • THE UNBELIEVER HAS RECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 20, "FOR SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD
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  • GOD'S INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES, THAT IS HIS ETERNAL POWER AND
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  • DIVINE NATURE, HAVE BEEN CLEARLY SEEN,
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  • BEING UNDERSTOOD THROUGH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN MADE,
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  • SO THAT THEY," THAT IS THE UNBELIEVER WHO HASN'T HEARD
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  • THE GOSPEL, "THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE."
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  • NOW THIS VERSE, VERSE 20, IS ONE OF THE KEY PASSAGES IN THE
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  • BIBLE THAT SUPPORT THE DOCTRINE OF WHAT WE CALL
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  • "NATURAL REVELATION."
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  • WHAT IS NATURAL REVELATION?
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  • WELL IN THEOLOGY WE SAY NATURAL REVELATION IS THAT
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  • KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD THAT IS AVAILABLE TO ANYBODY.
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  • THAT IS, THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN KNOW ABOUT GOD WITHOUT
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  • A BIBLE, WITHOUT A PASTOR, WITHOUT A MISSIONARY,
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  • WITHOUT THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • THERE IS SOME INFORMATION THAT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE,
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT HERE.
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A BIBLE TO UNDERSTAND
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  • THAT THERE IS A GOD.
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  • THAT IS NATURAL REVELATION, AND IT COMES
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  • THROUGH CREATION.
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  • THIS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO SAVE YOU,
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  • BUT IT IS SUFFICIENT IF REJECTED TO CONDEMN YOU.
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  • THAT'S NATURAL REVELATION.
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  • WELL, HOW DO WE RECEIVE THAT NATURAL REVELATION?
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  • AGAIN, HE SAYS IT'S PRIMARILY THROUGH CREATION.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 20, "FOR SINCE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD
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  • GOD'S INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES HAVE BEEN CLEARLY SEEN."
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  • IF YOU GO TO THE OLD TESTAMENT,
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  • THE PASSAGE WE READ JUST A MOMENT AGO,
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  • PSALM 19 THAT IS THE KEY OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGE
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  • ABOUT GENERAL REVELATION.
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  • REMEMBER WHAT THE PSALMIST SAID?
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  • "FOR THE HEAVENS ARE TELLING OF THE GLORY OF GOD,
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  • AND THEIR EXPANSES DECLARING THE WORK OF HIS HANDS;
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  • DAY TO DAY POURS FORTH SPEECH, AND NIGHT TO NIGHT
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  • REVEALS KNOWLEDGE."
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  • NO PASTOR'S NECESSARY.
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  • THE HEAVENS THEMSELVES, THE STARS, THE PLANETS
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  • ARE SCREAMING OUT DAY AND NIGHT THAT GOD EXISTS.
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  • HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE VASTNESS OF CREATION?
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE UNBELIEVER SAYS?
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  • HE SAYS: WELL, IT DOESN'T NEED A CREATOR,
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  • IT HAPPENED BY CHANCE.
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  • BY CHANCE.
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  • LISTEN TO ME, ONE WRITER IS VERY SMART WHEN HE SAYS:
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  • CHANCE IS NO EXPLANATION FOR ANYTHING.
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  • CHANCE IS NOT A POWER; IT IS A MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITY.
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  • BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE TWO.
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  • BUT THE REAL QUESTION IS: WHAT IS IT THAT MADE THIS EARTH AND
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  • THIS UNIVERSE COME INTO BEING?
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  • THERE HAS TO BE A POWER BEHIND IT TO EXPLAIN IT.
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT CREATION TELLS US ABOUT GOD?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, IN ROMANS 1:20 PAUL SAYS IN NATURAL
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  • REVELATION WE, FIRST OF ALL, SEE GOD'S ETERNAL POWER.
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  • THAT'S THE FIRST THING HE MENTIONS: GOD'S ETERNAL POWER.
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  • NOW THERE ARE MANY ILLUSTRATIONS I COULD GIVE YOU
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  • ABOUT THE POWER WITHIN THIS UNIVERSE,
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  • BUT I WANT YOU TO JUST TO CONSIDER THIS.
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  • I CAME ACROSS THIS WEEK FROM PASTOR AND WRITER
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  • JOHN MACARTHUR.
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  • LISTEN TO THIS: THE EARTH IS 25.000 MILES IN CIRCUMFERENCE
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  • AND WEIGHS 6 SEPTILLION 586 SEXTILLION TONS,
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  • AND HANGS WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT IN SPACE.
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  • NOW CONSIDER THIS, THE EARTH IS 93 MILLION MILES FROM THE
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  • SUN; THE SUN BURNS AT A TEMPERATURE OF 12.000 DEGREES.
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  • WHY DOESN'T IT BURN AT 24.000 DEGREES,
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  • OR 5.000 DEGREES?
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  • IF IT DID, THE EARTH WOULD EITHER BURN UP OR BECOME A
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  • FROZEN BALL OF ICE.
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  • NOW CLOSER TO HOME, THINK ABOUT THIS: THE HEART IN YOUR
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  • BODY, THE HUMAN HEART, IS THE SIZE OF OUR FIST.
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  • AN ADULT HEART WEIGHS LESS THAN HALF A POUND.
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  • AND YET IT CAN DO ENOUGH WORK IN 12 HOURS TO LIFT 65 TONS
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  • ONE INCH OFF THE GROUND.
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  • OR THINK ABOUT A WATER MOLECULE.
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  • IT IS COMPOSED OF ONLY 3 ATOMS.
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  • BUT IF ALL OF THE MOLECULES IN JUST ONE DROP OF WATER WERE
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  • THE SIZE OF A GRAIN OF SAND, THEY COULD MAKE A ROAD ONE FOOT
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  • THICK AND HALF A MILE WIDE THAT WOULD STRETCH FROM NEW
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  • YORK TO LOS ANGELES.
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  • HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE INTRICACY,
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  • THE DESIGN, THE COMPLEXITY, THE VASTNESS OF THIS UNIVERSE?
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  • CHANCE DIDN'T DO THIS.
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  • CHANCE HAS NO POWER.
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  • IT IS THE POWER OF GOD.
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  • IT IS THROUGH CREATION THAT, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • WE SEE A TESTIMONY OF GOD'S ETERNAL POWER;
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  • BUT SECONDLY PAUL SAYS, THROUGH CREATION
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  • WE CAN LEARN OF GOD'S DIVINE NATURE.
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  • NOW I'M NOT SURE I HAVE A HANDLE ON THIS COMPLETELY.
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  • WE KNOW THAT WHEN GOD CAME IN HUMAN FORM IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WE LEARNED FROM JESUS MANY THINGS ABOUT GOD THE FATHER.
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  • "HE WHO HAS SEEN ME HAS SEEN THE FATHER," JESUS SAID.
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  • BUT EVEN APART FROM JESUS, APART FROM THIS BOOK THERE ARE
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  • SOME THINGS WE CAN KNOW ABOUT THE NATURE,
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  • THE CHARACTER OF GOD.
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  • DO YOU KNOW ONE THING WE CAN KNOW ABOUT GOD'S CHARACTER
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  • JUST FROM NATURE?
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  • WE CAN KNOW OF HIS KINDNESS.
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  • YOU KNOW WE ASK THE QUESTION ALL THE TIME,
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  • I BET YOU'VE HEARD IT BEFORE: WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN
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  • TO GOOD PEOPLE?
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT A BIGGER QUESTION IS?
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  • WHY DO GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE?
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE ALL BAD.
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  • WE'VE ALL WANDERED AWAY FROM GOD,
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  • AND YET GOD CONTINUES TO BLESS EVERYONE:
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  • CHRISTIAN AND NON-CHRISTIAN ALIKE WITH HIS GIFTS,
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  • WHETHER IT BE RAIN, OR FOOD, OR FAMILY,
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  • OR FRIENDSHIPS, OR HEALTH.
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  • GOD DOES THAT AS A WITNESS TO HIMSELF,
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  • AS WE'RE GOING TO SEE NEXT TIME.
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  • IT IS THE GRACE, THE GIFTS OF GOD THAT
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  • SHOULD LEAD US TO REPENTANCE.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS WE CAN KNOW FROM CREATION ALL ABOUT
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  • THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
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  • WHEN PEOPLE ASK THE QUESTION:
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  • WELL, WHAT ABOUT THE HEATHEN IN AFRICA WHO
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  • HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
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  • WHAT ABOUT THE HEATHEN ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME WHO HAS
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  • NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
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  • IT'S JUST NOT FAIR.
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  • IT'S NOT FAIR THAT GOD WOULD SEND THEM TO HELL JUST BECAUSE
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  • THEY NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL.
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  • HEAR ME THIS MORNING: NO ONE WILL GO TO HELL FOR REJECTING
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  • A CHRIST THEY'VE NEVER HEARD OF.
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  • NO ONE GOES TO HELL FOR REJECTING A CHRIST
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  • THEY'VE NEVER HEARD OF.
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  • THOSE WHO GO TO HELL, WHO HAVE NOT HEARD THE GOSPEL,
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  • WILL GO TO HELL BECAUSE THEY HAVE REJECTED THE LIMITED
  • 00:11:08.290 --> 00:11:12.270
  • KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THAT GOD HAS SENT THROUGH CREATION.
  • 00:11:12.280 --> 00:11:16.200
  • THAT IS WHAT PAUL IS SAYING HERE.
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  • EVERYONE HAS RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD,
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  • AND AGAIN, THAT KNOWLEDGE ISN'T SUFFICIENT TO SAVE US;
  • 00:11:22.180 --> 00:11:25.290
  • BUT IT IS SUFFICIENT IF REJECTED TO CONDEMN US.
  • 00:11:26.000 --> 00:11:29.080
  • AND THAT LEADS TO A SECOND TRUTH PAUL EXPLAINS IN THIS PASSAGE.
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  • NOT ONLY HAS THE UNBELIEVER RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD;
  • 00:11:32.150 --> 00:11:35.240
  • SECONDLY, HE HAS REJECTED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:38.270
  • LOOK AT VERSE 21 OF ROMANS 1, "FOR EVEN THOUGH THESE PEOPLE KNEW GOD,
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:45.050
  • THEY DID NOT HONOR HIM AS GOD OR GIVE THANKS,
  • 00:11:45.060 --> 00:11:48.100
  • BUT THEY BECAME FUTILE IN THEIR SPECULATIONS,
  • 00:11:48.110 --> 00:11:51.020
  • AND THEIR FOOLISH HEART WAS DARKENED."
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:56.150
  • THIS UNBELIEVER RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:11:56.160 --> 00:11:59.110
  • WHAT DID HE DO WITH IT? HE REJECTED IT,
  • 00:11:59.120 --> 00:12:02.000
  • AND INSTEAD HE ENGAGED IN HIS OWN FUTILE AND
  • 00:12:02.010 --> 00:12:04.270
  • DARK SPECULATIONS ABOUT WHO RUNS THIS UNIVERSE.
  • 00:12:04.280 --> 00:12:09.040
  • YOU KNOW A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT IS IN THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION.
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:13.270
  • NOW, I WANT TO BE FAIR HERE
  • 00:12:13.280 --> 00:12:17.060
  • NOT ALL EVOLUTIONISTS ARE ATHEISTS.
  • 00:12:17.070 --> 00:12:19.180
  • MOST OF THEM ARE, BUT NOT ALL OF EVOLUTIONISTS ARE ATHEISTS.
  • 00:12:19.190 --> 00:12:23.160
  • THEY BELIEVE IN SOME KIND OF GOD;
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  • HE'S AN IMPOTENT, NAMBY-PAMBY-CAN'T GET ANYTHING
  • 00:12:25.150 --> 00:12:28.040
  • DONE KIND OF GOD, BUT THEY BELIEVE IN SOME KIND OF GOD;
  • 00:12:28.050 --> 00:12:31.040
  • BUT THEY DON'T BELIEVE HE PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE IN CREATION.
  • 00:12:31.050 --> 00:12:34.110
  • NOT ALL EVOLUTIONISTS ARE ATHEISTS,
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:36.250
  • BUT WITHOUT A DOUBT EVERY ATHEIST IS AN EVOLUTIONIST.
  • 00:12:36.260 --> 00:12:40.260
  • YOU CAN'T POINT TO ONE ATHEIST WHO IS NOT AN EVOLUTIONIST.
  • 00:12:40.270 --> 00:12:44.280
  • AND WHY IS HE AN EVOLUTIONIST?
  • 00:12:44.290 --> 00:12:47.100
  • NOT BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE HAS LED HIM THERE;
  • 00:12:47.110 --> 00:12:50.230
  • HE IS AN EVOLUTIONIST BY DEFAULT.
  • 00:12:50.240 --> 00:12:53.250
  • YOU SEE, THE EVOLUTIONIST, THE LIBERAL WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE
  • 00:12:53.260 --> 00:12:58.080
  • WHEN WE COME TO THE DEBATE ABOUT EVOLUTION,
  • 00:12:58.090 --> 00:13:01.000
  • WE COME WITH A PRESUPPOSITION THAT
  • 00:13:01.010 --> 00:13:02.270
  • THIS BOOK IS THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:05.020
  • WE COME WITH A PRESUPPOSITION THAT THERE IS A GOD,
  • 00:13:05.030 --> 00:13:07.090
  • AND IN THE BEGINNING
  • 00:13:07.100 --> 00:13:08.050
  • GOD DID CREATE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH.
  • 00:13:08.060 --> 00:13:10.120
  • SO IT'S FAIR TO SAY WE HAVE OUR PRESUPPOSITIONS IN
  • 00:13:10.130 --> 00:13:14.000
  • THE DEBATE ABOUT EVOLUTION.
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:16.070
  • BUT WHAT THE EVOLUTIONISTS WON'T TELL YOU IS HE IS JUST
  • 00:13:16.080 --> 00:13:20.070
  • AS NON-OBJECTIVE AS WE ARE BECAUSE HE COMES TO THE DEBATE
  • 00:13:20.080 --> 00:13:24.120
  • ABOUT EVOLUTION WITH HIS OWN PRECONCEIVED IDEAS,
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:27.290
  • AND HE STARTS OUT WITH A PRESUPPOSITION THERE IS NO GOD.
  • 00:13:28.000 --> 00:13:32.080
  • THERE IS NO EXPLANATION FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:13:32.090 --> 00:13:35.200
  • THAT ALLOWS FOR GOD.
  • 00:13:35.210 --> 00:13:37.220
  • BECAUSE, YOU SEE, THE EVOLUTIONIST IS BY DEFINITION
  • 00:13:37.230 --> 00:13:40.150
  • A NATURALIST.
  • 00:13:40.160 --> 00:13:42.230
  • YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A NATURALIST?
  • 00:13:42.240 --> 00:13:44.160
  • SCIENCE IS BUILT ON NATURALISM.
  • 00:13:44.170 --> 00:13:47.170
  • NATURALISM SAYS NATURE IS ALL THAT THERE IS.
  • 00:13:47.180 --> 00:13:51.130
  • THAT IS, THE ONLY THING THAT IS REAL IS THAT WHICH I CAN
  • 00:13:51.140 --> 00:13:53.290
  • SEE OR MEASURE OR WHAT I CAN REPEAT IN NATURE.
  • 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:58.090
  • THERE IS NO ALLOWANCE FOR THE SUPERNATURAL.
  • 00:13:58.100 --> 00:14:02.010
  • THAT IS, ANY EXPLANATION THAT GOES ABOVE NATURE.
  • 00:14:02.020 --> 00:14:05.280
  • SO HE COMES TO THE EVOLUTION DEBATE WITH A PRESUPPOSITION
  • 00:14:05.290 --> 00:14:09.170
  • IS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE SUPERNATURAL.
  • 00:14:09.180 --> 00:14:12.010
  • I MUST HAVE A NATURAL EXPLANATION FOR THINGS.
  • 00:14:12.020 --> 00:14:15.090
  • WE BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD.
  • 00:14:15.100 --> 00:14:16.180
  • HE STARTS WITH THE IDEA THERE IS NO GOD.
  • 00:14:16.190 --> 00:14:19.100
  • THE EVOLUTIONIST, THE ATHEIST HAS RECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:14:19.110 --> 00:14:24.030
  • IT'S ABUNDANT, BUT HE HAS REJECTED THAT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:14:24.040 --> 00:14:28.040
  • WHY IS IT PEOPLE REJECT GOD?
  • 00:14:28.050 --> 00:14:30.180
  • THEY DON'T LIKE GOD.
  • 00:14:30.190 --> 00:14:31.180
  • THEY DON'T LIKE THE NATURE OF GOD,
  • 00:14:31.190 --> 00:14:34.040
  • HIS SOVEREIGNTY, HIS IMMUTABILITY, HIS HOLINESS.
  • 00:14:34.050 --> 00:14:38.070
  • WHAT HAS THE UNBELIEVER DONE?
  • 00:14:38.080 --> 00:14:39.210
  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE HERE THE UNBELIEVER HAS NOT ONLY
  • 00:14:39.220 --> 00:14:42.170
  • RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND REJECTED THE KNOWLEDGE OF
  • 00:14:42.180 --> 00:14:45.140
  • GOD; THE UNBELIEVER HAS REPLACED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:14:45.150 --> 00:14:49.190
  • LOOK AT VERSES 22-23, "PROFESSING TO BE WISE,
  • 00:14:49.200 --> 00:14:54.120
  • THEY BECAME FOOLS, AND THEY EXCHANGED THE GLORY OF THE
  • 00:14:54.130 --> 00:14:58.170
  • INCORRUPTIBLE GOD FOR AN IMAGE IN THE FORM OF CORRUPTIBLE MAN
  • 00:14:58.180 --> 00:15:03.100
  • AND OF BIRDS AND FOUR-FOOTED ANIMALS AND CRAWLING CREATURES."
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:07.290
  • NOW IF YOU'VE EVER TAKEN A COURSE IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION
  • 00:15:08.000 --> 00:15:13.150
  • YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TAUGHT ABOUT
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:14.250
  • IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION CLASSES.
  • 00:15:14.260 --> 00:15:16.200
  • YOU'RE TAUGHT ABOUT THE EVOLUTION
  • 00:15:16.210 --> 00:15:18.250
  • OF MAN'S SPIRITUALITY.
  • 00:15:18.260 --> 00:15:21.220
  • THE THESIS IS JUST AS MAN IS EVOLVING PHYSICALLY AND
  • 00:15:21.230 --> 00:15:26.030
  • EMOTIONALLY, HE'S ALSO EVOLVING SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:15:26.040 --> 00:15:30.050
  • AND WHEN MAN WAS DOWN IN THE SLIME AND IN HIS FORMATIVE
  • 00:15:30.060 --> 00:15:33.070
  • STAGES HIS SPIRITUAL BENT WAS TOWARD ANIMISM,
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:37.130
  • THAT IS THE WORSHIP OF STATUES,
  • 00:15:37.140 --> 00:15:40.100
  • AND ANIMALS, AND OTHER OBJECTS.
  • 00:15:40.110 --> 00:15:42.290
  • BUT THEN AS MAN EVOLVED PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY,
  • 00:15:43.000 --> 00:15:46.090
  • HE ALSO EVOLVED SPIRITUALLY, AND HE MOVED UP FROM ANIMISM
  • 00:15:46.100 --> 00:15:49.240
  • TO POLYTHEISM, THE WORSHIP OF A NUMBER OF GODS.
  • 00:15:49.250 --> 00:15:53.190
  • AND THEN AS MAN CONTINUED TO EVOLVE,
  • 00:15:53.200 --> 00:15:55.200
  • THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS LED HIM OUT OF POLYTHEISM TO
  • 00:15:55.210 --> 00:15:59.140
  • MONOTHEISM, THE WORSHIP OF ONE GOD.
  • 00:15:59.150 --> 00:16:01.270
  • AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE TODAY.
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:03.130
  • THE EVOLUTION OF MAN'S SPIRITUALITY.
  • 00:16:03.140 --> 00:16:06.240
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT THEORY IS IT CONTRADICTS
  • 00:16:06.250 --> 00:16:10.070
  • HISTORY AS WELL AS THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:16:10.080 --> 00:16:12.250
  • BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:16.170
  • MAN IS NOT EVOLVING, HE IS DEVOLVING.
  • 00:16:16.180 --> 00:16:20.160
  • MAN IS NOT ASCENDING, HE IS DESCENDING.
  • 00:16:20.170 --> 00:16:24.180
  • AND THE FACT IS YOU LOOK AT GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:16:24.190 --> 00:16:26.130
  • LOOK AT HISTORY, MAN STARTED WITH A KNOWLEDGE OF ONE GOD,
  • 00:16:26.140 --> 00:16:30.250
  • THE TRUE GOD.
  • 00:16:30.260 --> 00:16:32.050
  • AND WHEN HE REJECTED THAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD,
  • 00:16:32.060 --> 00:16:34.240
  • HE EXCHANGED THE KNOWLEDGE OF ONE GOD FOR THE
  • 00:16:34.250 --> 00:16:37.020
  • WORSHIP OF MANY GODS.
  • 00:16:37.030 --> 00:16:38.240
  • AND THE WORSHIP OF MANY GODS GAVE WAY TO THE WORSHIP OF
  • 00:16:38.250 --> 00:16:41.170
  • STATUES, AND ANIMALS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU CAN IMAGINE.
  • 00:16:41.180 --> 00:16:45.260
  • PAUL SAYS THE UNBELIEVER WHO IS DAMNED IS DAMNED BECAUSE
  • 00:16:45.270 --> 00:16:51.110
  • HE HAS RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD;
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:54.160
  • HE HAS REJECTED THAT KNOWLEDGE;
  • 00:16:54.170 --> 00:16:57.040
  • AND HE HAS REPLACED IT WITH A GOD OF HIS OWN MAKING.
  • 00:16:57.050 --> 00:17:00.150
  • OKAY PASTOR, YOU'VE DANCED AROUND THE TOPIC NOW FOR 35
  • 00:17:02.220 --> 00:17:07.040
  • MINUTES, SO WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THAT PERSON IN AFRICA,
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:12.250
  • CHINA, RUSSIA, OR LIVING ACROSS THE STREET WHO HAS
  • 00:17:12.260 --> 00:17:16.220
  • NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:17:16.230 --> 00:17:19.070
  • ARE YOU SAYING THAT THEY ARE DAMNED FOREVER
  • 00:17:19.080 --> 00:17:22.030
  • AND IN ETERNITY OF HELL?
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:24.010
  • I WANT TO CONCLUDE TODAY WITH FOUR STATEMENTS
  • 00:17:24.020 --> 00:17:27.160
  • I WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN.
  • 00:17:27.170 --> 00:17:29.010
  • STATEMENT NUMBER ONE: EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:17:29.020 --> 00:17:34.140
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:17:34.150 --> 00:17:36.080
  • THE QUESTION: HOW COULD GOD SEND THE 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN
  • 00:17:36.090 --> 00:17:40.030
  • CHINA WHO'S NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL TO HELL?
  • 00:17:40.040 --> 00:17:44.040
  • THAT QUESTION PRESUPPOSES THAT THAT GIRL IS INNOCENT.
  • 00:17:44.050 --> 00:17:49.030
  • BUT THE BIBLE SAYS SHE'S NOT INNOCENT.
  • 00:17:49.040 --> 00:17:51.250
  • SHE'S GUILTY.
  • 00:17:51.260 --> 00:17:53.250
  • IN FACT, ALL MANKIND IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:17:53.260 --> 00:17:57.240
  • ROMANS 3:10 SAYS, "FOR THERE IS NOT ONE RIGHTEOUS PERSON
  • 00:17:57.250 --> 00:18:02.020
  • AMONG US; NO NOT EVEN ONE."
  • 00:18:02.030 --> 00:18:05.180
  • VERSE 23, "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:08.180
  • OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
  • 00:18:08.190 --> 00:18:10.270
  • THIS IS THE FACT OVER WHICH MOST UNBELIEVERS AND MANY
  • 00:18:10.280 --> 00:18:13.260
  • CHRISTIANS STUMBLE, THE GUILT OF ALL HUMANITY.
  • 00:18:13.270 --> 00:18:17.090
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF GOD SENT EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO HAS
  • 00:18:17.100 --> 00:18:20.170
  • EVER LIVED STRAIGHT TO HELL HE WOULD BE
  • 00:18:20.180 --> 00:18:23.160
  • COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED IN DOING SO.
  • 00:18:23.170 --> 00:18:26.140
  • THERE WOULD BE NO INJUSTICE IN GOD.
  • 00:18:26.150 --> 00:18:28.150
  • GOD WOULD BE COMPLETELY JUST IN SENDING EVERYONE TO HELL -
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:32.160
  • THE WHOLE RACE IS CONDEMNED.
  • 00:18:32.170 --> 00:18:34.170
  • THE FACT THAT GOD IN HIS MERCY CHOOSES TO SAVE SOME IS A
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:39.130
  • TESTIMONY OF HIS KINDNESS, AND HIS GOODNESS,
  • 00:18:39.140 --> 00:18:42.170
  • AND HIS GRACE.
  • 00:18:42.180 --> 00:18:43.260
  • EVERYONE IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:18:43.270 --> 00:18:45.210
  • NUMBER TWO: NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:50.100
  • NO ONE IS SAVED APART FROM FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:18:50.110 --> 00:18:53.200
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BIBLE DOES NOT STUTTER OR
  • 00:18:53.210 --> 00:18:56.260
  • STAMMER ON THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:58.170
  • THERE ARE NOT MULTIPLE WAYS TO BE SAVED THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY
  • 00:18:58.180 --> 00:19:01.280
  • TO BE SAVED, AND IT IS THROUGH A PERSONAL FAITH
  • 00:19:01.290 --> 00:19:05.080
  • IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:05.090 --> 00:19:07.100
  • PETER SAID IN ACTS 4:12, "FOR THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER
  • 00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:11.060
  • HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED."
  • 00:19:11.070 --> 00:19:15.030
  • IT IS A PERSONAL FAITH IN JESUS.
  • 00:19:15.040 --> 00:19:18.190
  • FOR WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT PARISH,
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:22.020
  • BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
  • 00:19:22.030 --> 00:19:24.010
  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID.
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:25.060
  • HE LINKED GOD'S FORGIVENESS WITH THAT PERSONAL BELIEF.
  • 00:19:25.070 --> 00:19:30.040
  • YOU SAY: WELL, WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO
  • 00:19:30.050 --> 00:19:32.180
  • HAVEN'T HEARD OF JESUS?
  • 00:19:32.190 --> 00:19:34.060
  • DON'T JUMP TO A CONCLUSION YET.
  • 00:19:34.070 --> 00:19:35.250
  • GO DOWN TO STATEMENT NUMBER THREE.
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:37.110
  • EVERYONE HAS A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:37.120 --> 00:19:40.090
  • AND THAT'S THE WHOLE ARGUMENT IN THIS PASSAGE.
  • 00:19:40.100 --> 00:19:42.190
  • EVERYONE HAS RECEIVED A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:42.200 --> 00:19:45.140
  • AND, AGAIN, WHILE THAT KNOWLEDGE IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO
  • 00:19:45.150 --> 00:19:47.240
  • SAVE THEM, IT IS SUFFICIENT IF REJECTED TO CONDEMN THEM.
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:52.100
  • OH PASTOR, YOU'RE GETTING ME CONFUSED NOW: YOU SAID
  • 00:19:52.110 --> 00:19:54.290
  • EVERYBODY HAS THE KNOWLEDGE, BUT THE KNOWLEDGE ISN'T
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:57.000
  • ENOUGH, AND EVERYBODY HAS TO BELIEVE IN JESUS TO BE SAVED,
  • 00:19:57.010 --> 00:19:59.160
  • BUT NOT EVERYBODY HAS HEARD THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:19:59.170 --> 00:20:01.290
  • HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF THIS QUANDARY?
  • 00:20:02.000 --> 00:20:03.260
  • STATEMENT NUMBER FOUR: ANYONE WHO WANTS FURTHER KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:20:03.270 --> 00:20:07.210
  • OF GOD WILL RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:20:07.220 --> 00:20:10.080
  • EVERYONE WHO WANTS FURTHER KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:20:10.090 --> 00:20:12.160
  • OF GOD WILL RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:20:12.170 --> 00:20:14.120
  • THAT IS, IF A PERSON RECEIVES THE LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF GOD;
  • 00:20:14.130 --> 00:20:20.080
  • AND HE RESPONDS TO THAT; HE BELIEVES IN A GOD WHO CREATED
  • 00:20:20.090 --> 00:20:23.240
  • THIS WORLD, A GOD TO WHOM HE'S ACCOUNTABLE GOD WILL RESPOND
  • 00:20:23.250 --> 00:20:27.250
  • TO HIS RESPONSE BY SENDING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST SO
  • 00:20:27.260 --> 00:20:32.270
  • THAT HE CAN BE SAVED.
  • 00:20:32.280 --> 00:20:35.030
  • YOU SAY: PASTOR, THAT'S PREPOSTEROUS.
  • 00:20:35.040 --> 00:20:36.190
  • THINK ABOUT HOW BIG THIS WORLD IS.
  • 00:20:36.200 --> 00:20:39.270
  • ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT GOD CARES ABOUT PEOPLE ENOUGH THAT
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:43.230
  • IF HE SEES SOMEBODY WHO'S HEART IS OPEN TO KNOWING HIM,
  • 00:20:43.240 --> 00:20:46.100
  • HE'LL SEND THE GOSPEL?
  • 00:20:46.110 --> 00:20:47.230
  • ABSOLUTELY, I'LL SAY THAT.
  • 00:20:47.240 --> 00:20:50.130
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT'S TECHNOLOGICALLY POSSIBLE
  • 00:20:50.140 --> 00:20:52.110
  • NOW TO DO IT.
  • 00:20:52.120 --> 00:20:53.150
  • I DON'T THINK IT'S ANY ACCIDENT WE HAVE MISSIONARIES
  • 00:20:53.160 --> 00:20:55.250
  • WHERE WE HAVE THEM.
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:57.030
  • IT'S NO ACCIDENT, DWIGHT, THAT WE HAVE TBN BEAMING ALL AROUND
  • 00:20:57.040 --> 00:21:01.010
  • THE WORLD INTO EVERY VILLAGE, EVERY HUT YOU CAN IMAGINE.
  • 00:21:01.020 --> 00:21:04.240
  • IT'S NO ACCIDENT THAT PATHWAY TO VICTORY IS BEING BEAMED ALL
  • 00:21:04.250 --> 00:21:08.100
  • OVER THE WORLD, AND OTHER PROGRAMS LIKE IT.
  • 00:21:08.110 --> 00:21:10.250
  • ANYONE WHO WANTS THE LIGHT CAN RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:21:10.260 --> 00:21:14.130
  • AND REMEMBER THIS ABOUT GOD THE FATHER,
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:16.290
  • GOD IS NOT TRYING TO DAMN AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE HE
  • 00:21:17.000 --> 00:21:20.100
  • WANTS TO SAVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:21:20.110 --> 00:21:23.010
  • AND GOD CARES ABOUT THAT PERSON WHO HAS NOT YET HEARD
  • 00:21:23.020 --> 00:21:25.200
  • THE GOSPEL MUCH MORE THAN YOU OR I COULD CARE ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:21:25.210 --> 00:21:29.050
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN GOD SEES A HEART THAT IS OPEN TO
  • 00:21:29.060 --> 00:21:32.030
  • HIM; HE WILL SEND THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:21:32.040 --> 00:21:36.020
  • SO THEY CAN BE SAVED.
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.270
  • YOU KNOW THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES OF THAT IN THE BIBLE?
  • 00:21:37.280 --> 00:21:39.270
  • PERHAPS THE BEST ONE IS FOUND IN ACTS 10.
  • 00:21:39.280 --> 00:21:43.030
  • REMEMBER THE STORY OF CORNELIUS,
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:44.200
  • THE ROMAN CENTURION?
  • 00:21:44.210 --> 00:21:46.250
  • CORNELIUS WAS A WORSHIPPER OF GOD.
  • 00:21:46.260 --> 00:21:49.130
  • HE PRAYED THREE TIMES A DAY.
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:51.040
  • HE GAVE HIS MONEY TO THE POOR.
  • 00:21:51.050 --> 00:21:54.130
  • NOW BY MOST PEOPLE'S STANDARDS TODAY,
  • 00:21:54.140 --> 00:21:56.120
  • HE OUGHT TO BE IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:56.130 --> 00:21:58.090
  • HE PRAYS, HE WANTS TO KNOW GOD,
  • 00:21:58.100 --> 00:22:01.060
  • HE GIVES MONEY TO THE POOR; BUT THAT WASN'T
  • 00:22:01.070 --> 00:22:03.100
  • ENOUGH TO SAVE CORNELIUS.
  • 00:22:03.110 --> 00:22:05.040
  • BUT GOD LOOKED AT HIS HEART, KNEW THAT HE WANTED TO WORSHIP
  • 00:22:05.050 --> 00:22:08.010
  • GOD, SO WHAT DID GOD DO?
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  • SUPERNATURALLY HE INTERVENED.
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  • HE TOOK PETER WHO WAS OVER HERE IN JOPPA AND
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  • SUPERNATURALLY TRANSPORTED HIM TO CAESAREA TO PREACH TO
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  • CORNELIUS THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • CORNELIUS HEARD THE GOSPEL.
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  • HE RECEIVED THE GOSPEL.
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  • HE TRUSTED IN CHRIST ALONG WITH ALL OF HIS FAMILY,
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  • AND THEY WERE SAVED.
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW GOD,
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  • GOD WILL SEND THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO BE SAVED.
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  • THERE'S AN OLD ADAGE THAT SAYS: LIGHT OBEYED BRINGETH
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  • MORE LIGHT, BUT LIGHT REJECTED BRINGETH THE NIGHT.
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  • DO YOU SINCERELY WANT TO KNOW GOD?
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  • DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM?
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  • REMEMBER WHAT GOD SAID TO THE PROPHET JEREMIAH
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  • IN JEREMIAH 29:13,
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  • "AND YOU WILL SEEK ME AND YOU WILL FIND ME
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  • WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR ME WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART."
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  • A SINCERE DESIRE TO KNOW THE ONE TRUE LIVING GOD WILL
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  • ALWAYS LEAD YOU TO THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
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  • OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
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  • BUT TRAGICALLY, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
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  • CHOOSE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO GOD'S TRUTH.
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  • YOU MAY KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS FAR AWAY FROM GOD,
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  • A FAMILY MEMBER OR NEIGHBOR, AND LATELY THEY'VE SEEMED
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  • ONCE A KILLER OF CHRISTIANS, PAUL WAS
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  • TO THE GENTILES.
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  • AND HE SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE CRISSCROSSING
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  • THE ROMAN EMPIRE, SHARING THE GOOD NEWS WITH ANYONE
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  • IN THE VERY PLACES WHERE HE CARRIED OUT
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  • ASKS AND ANSWERS IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT SIN,
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  • AND CONDEMNATION.
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  • AND THIS MATCHING CHALLENGE WILL HELP US
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  • CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE IMPACT OF
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  • TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP TRANSFORM THE WORLD
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  • WITH GOD'S TRUTH... ONE LIFE AT A TIME.
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  • IN HIS LETTER TO THE ROMANS, PAUL HAS TURNED
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  • OUR CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ABOUT GOD AND "FAIRNESS"
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  • UPSIDE DOWN.
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  • PAUL DESCRIBES HOW, THROUGH HIS CREATION,
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  • GOD HAS REVEALED HIMSELF TO ALL OF MANKIND
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  • AND HOW OFTEN TIMES UNBELIEVERS CHOOSE TO REJECT AND
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  • REPLACE THAT KNOWLEDGE WITH SELF-SERVING
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  • SPECULATIONS ABOUT WHO CREATED
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  • AND RUNS THE UNIVERSE.
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  • IN OUR NEXT MESSAGE, PAUL REVEALS THE OUTCOME
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  • OF THIS COSMIC IMPASSE.
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  • YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE NEXT MESSAGE.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT HAPPENS
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  • "WHEN GOD LETS GO."
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  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY!
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  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIME
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • THE UNBELIEVER SAYS: I WILL FREE MYSELF FROM THIS
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  • GOD, AND FOLLOW THE DESIRES OF MY HEART.
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  • BUT WHEN HE DOES THAT, HE DISCOVERS THAT
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