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March 19, 2016
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Discover The Truth with Randy Folliard and Alan Mansager, "A Nation in Crisis"

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  • As a nation, are we nearing
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  • the end? How does Yahweh,
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  • our Father in heaven, view
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  • the current trends we're
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  • seeing in this country?
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  • What's the punishment for a
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  • nation that willfully
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  • rejects the commandments of
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  • our Creator? What does our
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  • Heavenly Father say about
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  • homosexual marriage and
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  • abortion? For these answers
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  • and much more, stay tuned
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  • for, "A Nation in Crisis."
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  • (music playing)
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  • "Tradition is one of the
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  • most stubborn of barriers
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  • when it comes to the Truth,
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  • and we humans are addicted
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  • by habit to tradition."
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  • "Everything we do in this
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  • life is a consequence and
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  • the consequence is most
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  • great with our walk as
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  • believers."
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  • (music playing)
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  • "Be prepared for some
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  • startling discoveries when
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  • you open the scriptures for
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  • yourself."
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  • (music playing)
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  • This is Pastor Randy and I
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  • would like to welcome you to
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  • another Discover the Truth.
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  • It's a blessing to be with
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  • you.
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  • I think that many of us can
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  • agree that the trends we're
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  • seeing in this nation are
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  • not heading in the right
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  • direction. Nothing
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  • illustrates this more than
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  • the recent decision by the
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  • Supreme Court permitting
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  • homosexual marriage in all
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  • 50 states.
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  • We know that Yahweh, our
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  • Father in heaven, defines
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  • this as an abomination. For
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  • example, He says this in
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  • Leviticus 18:22, "Thou shalt
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  • not lie with mankind, as
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  • with womankind: it is
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  • abomination."
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  • This word "abomination"
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  • comes from the Hebrew
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  • toaybaw and according to
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  • Strong's refers to
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  • "something disgusting
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  • (morally), that is , an
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  • abhorrence."
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  • I believe that this ruling
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  • is the most radical shift
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  • we've seen in the last 30
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  • years as a nation. When we
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  • change the definition of
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  • marriage, we are changing
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  • the foundation of this
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  • culture. Along with this, as
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  • a nation we're telling our
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  • Father in heaven that we no
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  • longer need Him and His
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  • Word. There's no doubt in my
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  • mind that this recent
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  • decision will bring our
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  • Father's judgment upon this
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  • nation, unless we as a
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  • nation would repent.
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  • Now before we open up to the
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  • Word, I want to consider a
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  • few eye-opening quotes
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  • pertaining to man's
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  • government. The first two is
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  • from a man named Alexander
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  • Fraser Tytler. This man
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  • lived from 1747 through
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  • 1813. He was a Scottish
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  • advocate, judge, writer and
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  • historian who served as
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  • Professor of Universal
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  • History, and Greek and Roman
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  • Antiquities, at the
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  • University of Edinburgh.
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  • As a historian, he
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  • understood governments and
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  • specifically democracies.
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  • Here's one of his more
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  • well-known quotes. He says
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  • this: "A democracy is always
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  • temporary in nature; it
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  • simply cannot exist as a
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  • permanent form of
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  • government. A democracy will
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  • continue to exist up until
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  • the time that voters
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  • discover that they can vote
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  • themselves generous gifts
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  • from the public treasury.
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  • From that moment on, the
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  • majority always votes for
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  • the candidates who promise
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  • the most benefits from the
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  • public treasury, with the
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  • result that every democracy
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  • will finally collapse due to
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  • loose fiscal policy, which
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  • is always followed by a
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  • dictatorship."
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  • Does this sound familiar;
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  • are we seeing this in our
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  • nation? It seems that this
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  • is the strategy of most
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  • politicians today. Our
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  • current national debt is
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  • over 18 trillion dollars and
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  • we continue to increase
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  • government spending and
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  • programs. And the problem
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  • is, many people simply don't
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  • get it; they support more
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  • and more spending as long it
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  • benefits them. Listen, this
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  • current trend is
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  • unsustainable; at some point
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  • we're going to hit rock
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  • bottom, as we're seeing in
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  • nations like Greece.
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  • Here's another quote from
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  • this same man. He goes on to
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  • say: "The average age of the
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  • world's greatest
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  • civilizations from the
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  • beginning of history has
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  • been about 200 years. During
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  • those 200 years, these
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  • nations always progressed
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  • through the following
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  • sequence: From bondage to
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  • spiritual faith; From
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  • spiritual faith to great
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  • courage; From courage to
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  • liberty; From liberty to
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  • abundance; From abundance to
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  • selfishness; From
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  • selfishness to complacency;
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  • From complacency to apathy;
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  • From apathy to dependence;
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  • From dependence back into
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  • bondage."
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  • This nation was founded on
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  • July 4, 1776. Assuming I'm
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  • doing my math right, this
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  • means that we've existed as
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  • a nation for 239 years. So
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  • if we go with the average
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  • 200 years we find here,
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  • we're nearing the end of
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  • this republic.
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  • What's really amazing about
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  • this quote is the insight
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  • this man had on the
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  • progression of a nation. Now
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  • where do you suppose this
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  • nation falls within this
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  • progression? Based on what
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  • I'm seeing in the world
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  • today, I believe we fall
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  • somewhere between apathy and
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  • dependence.
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  • Let's face it, the majority
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  • of the people in this nation
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  • are apathetic, meaning they
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  • are indifferent to what's
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  • occurring, and more than
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  • half are now dependent upon
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  • the government in some way.
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  • According to this man's
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  • theory, what comes after
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  • dependence; well that would
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  • be bondage!
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  • I think many of us would
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  • agree that the policies
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  • we're seeing from our
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  • government is increasingly
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  • more oppressive. Matter of
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  • fact, I believe that as time
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  • goes on, those who openly
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  • speak out against certain
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  • sins will not do so without
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  • repercussions.
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  • As believers it's important
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  • that we follow the Word of
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  • our Father in heaven above
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  • all else. As we find in
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  • Hebrews 11, the Faith
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  • chapter, we look toward a
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  • greater kingdom. A kingdom
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  • not ruled by the opinion and
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  • ever-changing morality of
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  • man, but by our Savior,
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  • Yahshua the Messiah.
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  • As much as we would like to
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  • blame our politicians for
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  • the mess we're in, I believe
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  • the majority of blame
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  • belongs elsewhere. Before we
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  • talk about this, though, let
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  • me share with you one more
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  • quote from Alexis de
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  • Tocqueville. This man lived
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  • between 1805 and 1859. He
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  • was a French political
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  • thinker and historian best
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  • known for his works,
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  • Democracy in America and The
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  • Old Regime and the
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  • Revolution.
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  • Here's a quote from book,
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  • Democracy in America. Here's
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  • what he says, he says: "I
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  • sought for the greatness and
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  • genius of America in her
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  • commodious harbors and her
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  • ample rivers - and it was
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  • not there . . . in her
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  • fertile fields and boundless
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  • forests and it as not there
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  • . . . in her ich min ad
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  • her vast world commerce -
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  • and it was not there . . .
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  • in her democratic Congress
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  • and her matchless
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  • Constitution - and it was
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  • not there. Not until I went
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  • into the churches of America
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  • and heard her pulpits flame
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  • with righteousness did I
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  • understand the secret of her
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  • genius and power. America is
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  • great because she is good,
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  • and if America ever ceases
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  • to be good, she will cease
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  • to be great."
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  • When I read this quote I
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  • literally get goosebumps.
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  • What an amazing observation
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  • and insight this man had! As
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  • we see here, this man
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  • realized that the greatness
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  • of this nation was found in
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  • the church and the message
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  • of our Father's Word and not
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  • in government.
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  • Well we're going to take a
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  • short break but we're going
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  • to come back and we're going
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  • to talk more about this
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  • quote, more about this man,
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  • and more about this
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  • progression.
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  • Stay tuned, we'll be right
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  • back.
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  • (music playing)
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  • We see the signs all around
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  • us. The world is changing.
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  • Mankind is changing. "And I
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  • saw when the Lamb opened one
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  • of the seals, and I heard,
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  • as it were the noise of
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  • thunder, one of the four
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  • beasts saying, Come and see.
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  • And I looked, and behold a
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  • pale horse: and his name
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  • that sat on him was Death,
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  • and the grave followed with
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  • him. And power was given
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  • lo, there was a great
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  • earthquake; and the sun
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  • became black as sackcloth of
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  • Did you know that the word
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  • "gospel" means "good news"
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  • and refers not only to our
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  • Savior's redemption, but
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  • also to the coming Kingdom
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  • as taught by the Messiah? In
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  • the second chapter of Isaiah
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  • and the fourth chapter of
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  • Micah, we find that during
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  • this future Kingdom His laws
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  • and commandments will be
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  • restored to mankind,
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  • including his Sabbath and
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  • feasts. As a result, the
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  • good news refers not only to
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  • the grace given to us
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  • through our Savior, but also
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  • to right living through our
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  • Father's laws and
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  • commandments. This has been
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  • today's Fascinating Fact.
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  • back
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  • You know back in the day,
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  • most ministers understand
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  • and taught morality. They
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  • understood things like sin,
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  • repentance, and the virtue
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  • of a living a righteous
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  • life. Do we see these same
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  • concerns from the pulpits
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  • today? Sadly, the answer is
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  • no. Many are too busy
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  • competing and vying for
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  • numbers; they're too
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  • concerned about following
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  • the trends of this world.
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  • I place most of the blame
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  • for the state of our union
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  • on the ministers of this
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  • nation. Many have abandoned
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  • morality and biblical
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  • principles for numbers and
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  • greed and in doing so
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  • they've allowed the culture
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  • to fall and I'm afraid we
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  • may be beyond the point of
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  • return.
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  • Now we find these same
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  • lessons within our Father's
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  • Word.
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  • For example in 2Peter 3:3 we
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  • find that this rebellion is
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  • not because of ignorance,
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  • but choice. Here's what we
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  • find in 2Peter 3:3. And if
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  • you don't know, 2Peter is an
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  • extraordinary book, so many
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  • important lessons within in.
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  • So here's what Peter says,
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  • "Knowing this first, that
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  • there shall come in the last
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  • days scoffers, walking after
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  • their own lusts, And saying,
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  • Where is the promise of his
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  • coming? for since the
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  • fathers fell asleep, all
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  • things continue as they were
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  • from the beginning of the
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  • creation. For this they
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  • willingly are ignorant of,
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  • that by the word of Elohim
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  • the heavens were of old."
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  • Now when will all these
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  • things happen? Peter says
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  • that we'll see these things
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  • in the last days. If we're
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  • not in the last days, I
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  • believe we're very close. So
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  • what are some of the signs
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  • we see here? He confirms
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  • here that we're going to see
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  • scoffers.
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  • In the Greek this word
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  • refers to those who would
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  • mock or make fun of the
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  • faith. It says that these
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  • scoffers will walk after
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  • their own lust. The sad
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  • reality is, this describes
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  • many people in the nation.
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  • They rather do it their way
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  • and not Yahweh's way; doing
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  • it their way allows them to
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  • pursue their own selfish
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  • wants unhindered by our
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  • Father's Word.
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  • We also see that these
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  • scoffers will doubt the
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  • return of Yahshua the
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  • Messiah, asking, where is
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  • His coming? I wonder how
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  • many people today in this
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  • nation really believe in the
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  • return of our Savior.
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  • Now I know there are still
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  • many strong believers out
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  • there today, but when
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  • compared to the majority or
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  • the populace, they probably
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  • represent only a small
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  • fraction. Notice the last
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  • thing Peter says here, he
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  • confirms that these scoffers
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  • are willingly ignorant.
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  • What does it mean by this,
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  • to be willingly ignorant?
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  • The word "willingly" comes
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  • from the Greek word thelo
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  • and means to, "choose or
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  • prefer." The word "ignorant"
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  • comes from the Greek
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  • lanthano and according to
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  • Thayer's Greek Lexicon
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  • means, "to be hidden,
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  • secretly, unawares, or
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  • without knowing."
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  • So what Peter's saying is
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  • this, they choose or prefer
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  • not to know the truth. How
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  • many do you know who simply
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  • choose to ignore what they
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  • know to be right? I believe
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  • deep down most people know
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  • what we're seeing in this
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  • nation is not right, but
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  • they simply choose to ignore
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  • it.
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  • Why is this? It's real
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  • simple, because it would
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  • require change. People by
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  • nature are selfish and
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  • sinful; this is why even
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  • Paul had to be place his
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  • flesh or body into bondage.
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  • We know from Solomon in the
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  • book of Ecclesiastes that
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  • time has a way of repeating
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  • itself. It's amazing the
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  • parallels we find for
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  • example between what we're
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  • seeing right now in this
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  • nation and what we see and
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  • saw historically in the
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  • nation of Judah before its
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  • fall to the Babylonians.
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  • We can see an example of
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  • this in Isaiah 1:3. I want
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  • to read from Isaiah for just
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  • a few moments because Isaiah
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  • is a dual passage, a duel
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  • message. Not only does it
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  • refer to the nation of
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  • Israel but also I believe is
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  • to us as well. Here's what
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  • it says in Isaiah 1. It
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  • says, "The ox knoweth his
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  • owner, and the donkey his
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  • master's crib: but Israel
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  • doth not know, my people
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  • doth not consider. Ah sinful
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  • nation, a people laden with
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  • iniquity, a seed of
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  • evildoers, children that are
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  • corrupters: they have
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  • forsaken Yahweh, they have
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  • provoked the Holy One of
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  • Israel unto anger, they are
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  • gone away backward...Hear
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  • the word of Yahweh, ye
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  • rulers of Sodom; give ear
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  • unto the law of our Elohim,
  • 00:15:33.290 --> 00:15:36.020
  • ye people of Gomorrah...And
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  • when ye spread forth your
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  • hands, I will hide mine eyes
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  • from you: yea, when ye make
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  • many prayers, I will not
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  • hear: your hands are full of
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  • blood."
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  • We see a description here of
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  • the nation of Judah before
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  • its fall to the Babylonians.
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  • Does any of this sound
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  • familiar? As a people, we
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  • too have forgotten about our
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  • Heavenly Father. Again,
  • 00:15:58.140 --> 00:16:00.070
  • there's no better example of
  • 00:16:00.070 --> 00:16:02.070
  • this than the recent
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  • decision by the Supreme
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  • Court on gay marriage.
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  • It's ironic here that Isaiah
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  • compares Judah to Sodom and
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  • Gomorrah. As time goes on,
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  • we too are looking
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  • increasingly more like these
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  • wicked cities. I know that
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  • there are many people,
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  • including some who claim to
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  • believe in the Bible, who
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  • try to justify this sin, but
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  • believe me when I say that
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  • there is no justification.
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  • So no different from Judah,
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  • we too have gone astray as a
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  • nation and forgotten about
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  • Yahweh, our Father in
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  • heaven. Now even though
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  • Isaiah's prophecy was given
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  • to Judah, the message here
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  • is also a warning for us.
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  • One of the things I find
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  • amazing here in this passage
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  • is the fact that Judah had
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  • the opportunity to repent
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  • and make things right, as we
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  • can see in verse 18. Now we
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  • know historically that Judah
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  • never repented. As a nation,
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  • will we repent or will we
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  • make the same mistake Judah
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  • made within this passage?
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  • Well it's up to us to decide
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  • whether or not we are going
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  • to repent, whether we are
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  • going to do what's right or
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  • whether we are going to
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  • continue in this trend we're
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  • in currently.
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  • Now think about the level of
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  • change that this would need
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  • for this to happen.
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  • Political correctness would
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  • need to be thrown to the
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  • wayside. Sins like abortion
  • 00:17:24.000 --> 00:17:25.180
  • and homosexuality could not
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  • be culturally accepted.
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  • Unless this nation went
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  • through some sort of divine
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  • awakening, the odds of this
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  • happening are slim to none,
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  • but as believer it's
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  • important that we never lose
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  • hope. If not for us, for our
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  • children and their children
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  • after them.
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  • We're going to take one more
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  • short break. Stay with us,
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  • we'll be right back.
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  • Welcome back.
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  • Now what happens when a
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  • nation sinks so far into sin
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  • as we're seeing in this
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  • nation? As we see here,
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  • Yahweh will not hear our
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  • prayers. Understand that sin
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  • has consequences! When we
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  • refuse to honor and
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  • acknowledge our Father in
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  • heaven, He is turn will
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  • refuse to bless and
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  • acknowledge us. You see, if
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  • we're going to reap His
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  • blessings we must be willing
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  • to follow Him.
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  • Now we see in Isaiah 3:8
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  • that Judah had no plans to
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  • repent or show remorse for
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  • their sin.
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  • It says there in chapter 3
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  • verse 8, "For Jerusalem is
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  • ruined, and Judah is fallen:
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  • because their tongue and
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  • their doings are against
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  • Yahweh, to provoke the eyes
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  • of his glory. The shew of
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  • their countenance doth
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  • witness against them; and
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  • they declare their sin as
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  • Sodom, they hide it not. Woe
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  • unto their soul! for they
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  • have rewarded evil unto
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  • themselves. Say ye to the
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  • righteous, that it shall be
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  • well with him: for they
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  • shall eat the fruit of their
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  • doings. Woe unto the wicked!
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  • it shall be ill with him:
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  • for the reward of his hands
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  • shall be given him. As for
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  • my people, children are
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  • their oppressors, and women
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  • rule over them. O my people,
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  • they which lead thee cause
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  • thee to err, and destroy the
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  • way of thy paths."
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  • When I read this passage I
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  • think of all the examples of
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  • how we as a nation parade
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  • our sins. There's probably
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  • nothing more abhorrent than
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  • these gay parades and other
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  • shows of public immorality.
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  • These people are proud of
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  • their sin; the last thing
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  • they want to do is to change
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  • or hide it. They make it as
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  • visible and deplorable as
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  • possible.
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  • As the prophet says here,
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  • Woe unto the wicked! You see
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  • those who do this are not
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  • only harming themselves, but
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  • this nation as well. Matter
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  • of fact, as see here, the
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  • tragedy of all this is the
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  • family. As Isaiah
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  • prophesies, children are
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  • their oppressors and women
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  • rule over them.
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  • Many families in this nation
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  • are in a real mess; here are
  • 00:21:37.110 --> 00:21:39.010
  • just a few of the issues:
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  • people living together out
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  • of wedlock; a divorce rate
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  • at about 50 percent, single
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  • parent homes with multiple
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  • kids; the disrespect of
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  • today's husbands and
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  • fathers; and troubled teens
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  • not knowing how to cope in
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  • this world.
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  • Now I believe most of these
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  • problems are the result of
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  • the father's role being
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  • diminished in this nation.
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  • In today's culture it's
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  • common for the father to be
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  • viewed as nothing more than
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  • a babbling baboon incapable
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  • of leading his family.
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  • Yahweh, our Father in
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  • heaven, defines fathers as
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  • the head of the family.
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  • Fathers bring strength and
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  • stability to the family.
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  • When the father is absent or
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  • his role weakened or
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  • diminished, families suffer.
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  • So as we find from Solomon,
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  • there's nothing new under
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  • the sun; what has been,
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  • listen, will be again!
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  • I want to consider one more
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  • passage here in Isaiah;
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  • chapter 5, verse 20. Here's
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  • what the prophet says there,
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  • "Woe unto them that call
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  • evil good, and good evil;
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  • that put darkness for light,
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  • and light for darkness; that
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  • put bitter for sweet, and
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  • sweet for bitter!"
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  • Now does this sound
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  • familiar? Do we see examples
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  • in our nation where good is
  • 00:22:45.030 --> 00:22:46.210
  • considered bad and bad is
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  • considered good? Let me give
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  • you some examples: A person
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  • who speaks against
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  • fornication is considered
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  • old-fashioned and
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  • narrow-minded. A person who
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  • speaks out against
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  • homosexuality is considered
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  • intolerant. A person who
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  • speaks out against abortion
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  • is considered
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  • uncompassionate.
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  • Listen, what we see here in
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  • Isaiah is happening right
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  • now in this nation. People
  • 00:23:09.030 --> 00:23:10.190
  • today literally don't know
  • 00:23:10.190 --> 00:23:12.050
  • the difference between right
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  • and wrong or what is moral
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  • and immoral. The concept of
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  • absolute morality with the
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  • Bible being that basis has
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  • all but vanished.
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  • Now why do you suppose so
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  • many people in this nation
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  • have forgotten about common
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  • decency and morality? You
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  • know I believe Paul explains
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  • why this is in Romans 1:26.
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  • This might be the most
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  • important passage we're
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  • going to read today in this
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  • program. Romans 1:26; Paul
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  • says there, "For this cause
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  • Elohim gave them up unto
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  • vile affections: for even
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  • their women did change the
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  • natural use into that which
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  • is against nature: And
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  • likewise also the men,
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  • leaving the natural use of
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  • the woman, burned in their
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  • lust one toward another; men
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  • with men working that which
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  • is unseemly, and receiving
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  • in themselves that
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  • recompence of their error
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  • which was meet. And even as
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  • they did not like to retain
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  • Elohim in their knowledge,
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  • Elohim gave them over to a
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  • reprobate mind, to do those
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  • things which are not
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  • convenient...knowing the
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  • judgment of Elohim, that
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  • they which commit such
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  • things are worthy of death,
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  • not only do the same, but
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  • have pleasure in them that
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  • do them."
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  • It's amazing how someone can
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  • read this passage and still
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  • justify same-sex
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  • relationships. Whether we're
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  • taking about men with men or
  • 00:24:40.120 --> 00:24:42.030
  • women with women, Paul
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  • defines this as vile and
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  • against nature.
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  • Our Father in heaven created
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  • marriage between one man and
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  • one woman. We know that.
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  • Anything outside of this is
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  • against what He established
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  • in the beginning at
  • 00:24:55.190 --> 00:24:56.230
  • creation.
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  • Now the word "vile" here is
  • 00:24:57.120 --> 00:24:59.050
  • from the Greek ateemee'ah.
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  • One of the definitions
  • 00:25:00.240 --> 00:25:02.030
  • offered by Strong's is
  • 00:25:02.030 --> 00:25:03.290
  • "disgrace." The Thayer's
  • 00:25:03.290 --> 00:25:05.120
  • Greek Lexicon also defines
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:06.280
  • this word as, "dishonor and
  • 00:25:07.020 --> 00:25:10.020
  • ignominy, meaning shame or
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  • embarrassment."
  • 00:25:12.210 --> 00:25:15.210
  • The Bible defines
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  • homosexuality as an
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  • abomination. We've read
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  • that. It's one of the worst
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  • sins a nation can allow and
  • 00:25:24.110 --> 00:25:25.290
  • now we've changed the very
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  • definition of marriage to
  • 00:25:27.150 --> 00:25:28.290
  • include this sin. How is it
  • 00:25:28.290 --> 00:25:30.180
  • possible that we have gone
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  • so far from our Father's
  • 00:25:32.040 --> 00:25:33.170
  • word?
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  • Paul says here that when we
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  • refuse to acknowledge Him,
  • 00:25:36.190 --> 00:25:38.100
  • when we refuse to
  • 00:25:38.100 --> 00:25:39.100
  • acknowledge His word that he
  • 00:25:39.100 --> 00:25:41.060
  • gives those people up to a
  • 00:25:41.060 --> 00:25:42.230
  • reprobate mind. A reprobate
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  • mind means a mind that is
  • 00:25:44.110 --> 00:25:46.020
  • unfit, a mind that is
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  • incapable of understanding
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  • what is right and wrong
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  • according to our Father's
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  • word.
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  • Listen, the time is now
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  • friends for us to
  • 00:25:54.050 --> 00:25:55.060
  • understand. This nation is
  • 00:25:55.060 --> 00:25:56.240
  • removing itself from our
  • 00:25:56.240 --> 00:25:58.070
  • Father's word. It is time
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  • that we come back, that we
  • 00:25:59.270 --> 00:26:01.150
  • realize the morality that we
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:03.050
  • find with Yahweh's word. I
  • 00:26:03.050 --> 00:26:04.290
  • would encourage you to do
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  • that.
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  • Well I thank you for joining
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  • me in today's program. I
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  • pray that you would join us
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  • every week for Discover the
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  • Truth. May Yahweh bless you.
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  • Bye-bye.
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