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November 1, 2020
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  • Ed Young: Where did man'ssexual revolution begin?
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  • Let me give a little precursor.
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  • Time Magazine, in 1964, askedthe question: What does sexual
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  • guilt mean to you?
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  • Ask it to a lot of people.
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  • What is sexual guilt?
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  • In 1964 the answers came backmany ways, but most of them
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  • overwhelming said it means whenyou break certain moral laws
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  • dealing with sex.
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  • That's sexual guilt, 1964.
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  • Time Magazine asked the samequestion recently, and it said:
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  • What does sexual guiltmean to you?
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  • And the answers came back overand over again saying not
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  • enough sex.
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  • Sexual guilt in '64 meant this,sexual guilt today, in the eyes
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  • of the public, means this.
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  • What happens, we've becomea totally godless basically
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  • society in which God has beenkicked to the curb.
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  • He's no longer convenient, he'sno longer popular, he's no
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  • longer accepted, he's beenkicked to the curb.
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  • Some years ago David Frost wasinterviewing Madeline Murray
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  • O'hair, remember her, theinfamous atheist?
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  • Madalyn Murray O'Hair, and shewas saying to David Frost, there
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  • is no God.
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  • And she was giving her case forbeing no God, and Frost was
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  • saying, oh, yes,there's a God, oh, yes.
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  • And finally Frost stopped herand said, "I want to show you
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  • that most everybodybelieves in God."
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  • And he asked the audience there:How many of you believe in God?
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  • And almost every hand went up.
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  • How many of you believethere's a God?
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  • All the hands went up.
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  • Madalyn Murray O'Haircontinued to debate,
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  • but if she had said this--follow me.
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  • She didn't say this, if she'dbeen thinking, you know what
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  • she'd have said?
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  • Well, let me ask the audienceanother question, do you believe
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  • that God came in fire on Sinaiand gave ten commandments as to
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  • how we are to live?
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  • Do you believe in a God whovisited this earth in human
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  • flesh and died on a tree, diedon a cross, so his blood would
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  • save all of us?
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  • Do you believe in a God who hascalled upon his sons and
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  • daughters to live a certain kindof lifestyle, which is surrender
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  • to him?
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  • Do you believe--if she hadasked that to the audience--
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  • in the God of the Bible?
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  • I don't believe many hands wouldhave gone up, you see.
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  • I don't believe many--If God isout there or up there, somehow,
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  • God, I'll call on youif I need you.
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  • Oh, we believe, most of us, insome kind of supernatural power,
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  • but a God that asks forsurrendering life and more, oh,
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  • I don't want that kind of God.
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  • That's not the kindof God I believe in.
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  • This is the foundation that gaveus room to have a sexual
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  • revolution in the societyin which we live.
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  • And what has happened?
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  • I'll tell you what has happened.
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  • Do you believe that a dead thingwill make you happy?
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  • In our sexualized culture, a lotof people believe that a dead
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  • thing can make you happy.
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  • Anybody believe that?
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  • Sure we do.
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  • Let me show you how this isexpressed in the book
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  • of Ephesians.
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  • Ephesians chapter number 2, thefirst verse reads, "You were
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  • dead in your trespasses andsin," and then in verse 5,
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  • "Even when we were deadin our trespasses."
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  • We have the idea that all sortsof immoral activity, doing my
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  • own thing, making my owndecisions, running my own life,
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  • deciding what's right and wrong,there are no absolutes,
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  • expressing myself sexuallyanytime, anywhere, any way with
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  • anybody, those are things thatwe practice in all kinds of
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  • disturbed ways, and they aredead things.
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  • Did you get that?
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  • Sin is a dead thing, it's not aliving thing, and we have the
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  • idea that a dead thing,expressing our own life in our
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  • own terms will make us happy,and it never has and it
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  • never will.
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  • This is sort of part of theresults, the bottom line of a
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  • totally sexualized society movedfrom any kind of moral
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  • foundation and roots.
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  • So we see man's sexualrevolution, but I want us to put
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  • it juxtaposed with God's sexualrevelation.
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  • What does the Book say aboutthe whole area of sexuality?
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  • We have the idea, they tell us,well, you're in the church,
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  • y'all don't like body, y'alldon't like sex, man, y'all are
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  • just reserved back there,you're a bunch of Puritans.
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  • How stupid erroneousis that really?
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  • God gave us our sexuality.
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  • God provided for intimacy inmarriage that is beautiful.
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  • Where did marriage come from?
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  • Genesis.
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  • God created man and woman in hisown image, right?
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  • And the beautiful picture thereof a rib out of Adam was formed
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  • into Eve, they didn't become twoindividual beings very long
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  • until they became one.
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  • And then we have marriageperformed by God himself in the
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  • garden of Eden.
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  • And what is it?
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  • What was marriage?
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  • He said two became one.
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  • And what followed up with whathappened in marriage?
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  • They were naked and unashamed.
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  • Leave, they left everything.
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  • Marriage is when your mate, theone that you are united with for
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  • life, is the number-oneconsideration of everything in
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  • your life.
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  • You leave every otherrelationship, father, mother,
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  • even children, brother, sister,friends, you leave everything
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  • else, leave.
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  • Exclusivity.
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  • Man, woman together, leave.
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  • Then you cleave.
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  • And the word there is likesuperglue, you cleave, you can't
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  • let go of, you are one.
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  • We leave, we cleave, we becomeone flesh, a whole new
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  • personality, a whole new being.
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  • And then you're naked, and youhave no shame,
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  • total vulnerability.
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  • This is marriage.
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  • This is marriage.
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  • And we see it pictured so manytimes in the Scripture, but the
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  • picture that I just loved sowonderfully is found in
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  • 1 Corinthians chapter number 6.
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  • Listen, "Do you not knowthat your bodies
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  • are members of Christ?
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  • Shall I then take the members ofChrist and make them members of
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  • a prostitute?
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  • May it never be!
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  • Or do you not know that the onewho joins himself to a
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  • prostitute is one body with her?
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  • For he says, 'The two shallbecome one flesh.'
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  • But the one who joins himselfto the Lord is one spirit
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  • with the Lord."
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  • Then he says flee, run,immorality.
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  • "Every other sin that a mancommits is outside of the
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  • body--" follow me--"but theimmoral man or woman sins
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  • against their own body."
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  • Here's the verse, 19, 1Corinthians 6, "Or do you not
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  • know that your body is a templeof the Holy Spirit who is in
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  • you, whom you have from God, andthat you are not your own?
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  • For you have been bought with aprice: therefore glorify God in
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  • your body."
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  • We said that life is sacred,sex is holy.
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  • Wives, when you got married, youknow longer own your body.
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  • Men, when you got married, youno longer own your body.
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  • Your body is owned by your mate.
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  • If a lot of marriages wouldreally practice this, taught
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  • right here in this same chapter,man, marriages would take on new
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  • dimensions right now.
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  • Right now.
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  • And then we see, well,what is permission?
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  • Why do we have sexuality?
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  • What is sex?
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  • The Bible says in marriagethere's celebration, there's
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  • joy, that's a beautiful,beautiful, intimate relationship
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  • we described it.
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  • But the Bible also says anysex--listen--any sexual
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  • expression, immoral expression,outside of marriage, a man and a
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  • woman, is porneia.
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  • Porneia.
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  • And porneia is under thejudgment of God, and porneia in
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  • any kind of dimension will sapthe joy and the strength and the
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  • life of anybody who livesa life of porneia.
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  • That is, fornication, sexoutside of marriage, adultery,
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  • sex other than withyour marriage partner.
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  • That same-sex attraction andrelationship that follows up
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  • that attraction, LBGTQ,et cetera.
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  • And anything with sex outside ofmarriage is porneia and is under
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  • the judgment of God.
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  • You say, boy, I don't like that.
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  • You got a problem with theBible, you don't have a problem
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  • with me.
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  • You've got a problemwith the Bible.
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  • And so we see, under all ofthis, we have been bought with
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  • a price.
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  • You know what the wordporneia means?
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  • It means to be sold out.
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  • We give ourselves to porneia, weare sold out to porneia, we sold
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  • out to the flesh, and then bythe same token, the Bible
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  • teaches that Christhas bought us back.
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  • We were sold, he's bought usback, and he has restored us.
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  • And therefore sex is holy,it is separate,
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  • exclusively in marriage.
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  • Now, where doesthe church fit in?
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  • How do we live, perform, respondto all the challenges we have,
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  • particularly the areaof sexuality?
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  • How does the church come in, howdo we get in the middle of this?
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  • Well, first of all, peopleoutside the church, they're not
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  • interested whether or not whatwe teach is truth, they really
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  • are not, most of them.
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  • Whether the Bible is true, Jesuscame back from the dead, was
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  • raised by the Father, that's notwhat people outside the church
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  • are interested in.
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  • You know what they say?
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  • Why are you so bigoted?
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  • That's what they say.
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  • Why are you and the church sonarrow, so bigoted?
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  • That's what they say.
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  • We have to understand--and manyof us yet do not get this who
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  • are in the church and know theLord Jesus Christ--that that
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  • can never be a part of who weare, because bigotry, it can
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  • never be a part ofthe body of Christ.
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  • Now, with our clear Biblicalstand on sexuality and many
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  • other things, they say, well,you're legalistic up there.
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  • We're not legalistic.
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  • Legalism was Judaism.
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  • They had 200 and something lawswritten in the Old Testament,
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  • some 300-plus interpretations ofthose laws, and they were
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  • burdened down.
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  • And we're gettingsome of this now.
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  • There is this vocabularyproblem.
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  • If somebody says something and,boy, you said this, you used the
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  • wrong word there, my goodness,you are so bigoted.
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  • I've told you this before.
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  • I had a funeral here some yearsago when our female professional
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  • basketball team had won thenational championship and the
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  • point guard on there whom Iknew, wonderful little lady,
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  • sweet little Christian,had cancer and died,
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  • and I had thefuneral right here.
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  • People were everywhere.
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  • And in the funeral I said, youknow, she was a great
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  • little gal.
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  • Great little gal.
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  • Well, I went back to my office,my phones were on fire.
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  • You called her a gal!
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  • I said, look, I callmy wife a gal.
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  • Do you not know the song,as for me and my gal?
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  • Where have you been?
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  • I'm not gonna let you take galout of my vocabulary.
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  • I meant that withthe highest esteem.
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  • You see, you got thisvocabulary monsters.
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  • You see it in the marketplace,you say the wrong thing, the
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  • wrong time, my goodness, man,you'll be called to the office.
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  • So the bottom line iswe are not legalistic.
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  • Legalism is keeping allthose rules and laws.
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  • What did Jesus sayin Matthew 11?
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  • I'll paraphrase it.
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  • I'll paraphrase.
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  • He said, "Come follow me."
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  • He said, "Take me in yourself,hang out with me,"
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  • in other words.
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  • And he said you'll find freedomand joy and meaning and value
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  • and fun and significance.
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  • You won't be burdened down withall these little don't do this,
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  • don't say that, don't go therethat Judaism did.
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  • He said, "I'm not a legalist."
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  • Christianity can never bedefined by what you don't do and
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  • what you do.
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  • Well, I don't do this,and I do that there,
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  • never is defined like that.
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  • It's that relationshipwith Christ.
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  • Therefore, we are not legalists,we do not fall under that area.
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  • Also say, well, you'rehypocritical.
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  • You know, you say one thing andyou live another way, and I know
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  • there's someone who is a quoteChristian end quote Christian
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  • and their language and what theydo and how they act and what
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  • they've done.
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  • You're just a bunchof hypocrites.
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  • Let me tell you something.
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  • In a degree, none of us live upto all that we profess and
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  • believe, but we're in the pathof seeking to live up to it, are
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  • we not, if we're in Christ?
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  • It's like judging the ImpossibleDream.
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  • You know the song?
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  • Now if I would sing that,you might say, you know,
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  • I don't like that song.
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  • Man, that song.
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  • But bring our guy Jeff out, lethim sing, oh, I love that song!
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  • What was the problem?
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  • With the song?
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  • Not with the singer.
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  • In hypocrisy, what istheir problem?
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  • It is with you and me, it's notthat which we're going to be and
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  • that which we ought to be,but thank God we're not what
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  • we used to be.
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  • It's not--
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  • We are hypocrites in a sense butunderstand that we're on a path
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  • of sanctification, so thatcharge against us just will
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  • not stand.
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  • And then what's the other word,judgmental.
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  • Well, that church,they're so judgmental,
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  • they're gonna judge meand judge me about that.
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  • [laughs]
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  • The Bible says youshall not judge.
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  • I shall not judge.
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  • Now, understand, God has alreadyjudged some things, so we don't
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  • have to do a lot of judgment,do we?
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  • God said thou shaltnot commit adultery.
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  • That's already beensettled, right?
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  • God has pronounced judgment onso many of these moral things.
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  • What God has judged,it is there.
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  • But we're not to judge,we're not qualified.
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  • Only God can do that.
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  • God has already judged somethings, we read it in the Book,
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  • that which he has judged,but we're not in the
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  • judgmental business.
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  • That's not who we are as membersof the family of God, to point
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  • those fingers out there.
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  • And finally, the thing thoseoutside the church say most
  • 00:17:56.431 --> 00:17:59.468
  • about us, you up there,you are so intolerant.
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  • Oh, from those who are18 to 35, that is the thing,
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  • the charge we hear, youare intolerant up there.
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  • Let me say something.
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  • We accept, in the body ofChrist, anybody and everybody
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  • from every kind of background,every kind of sexual decision,
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  • every kind of race, creed,culture, we accept anybody
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  • and everybody.
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  • We accept all.
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  • That's who the church is.
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  • There's no entity, any personalive that we do not accept in
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  • the church, nobody.
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  • Let me give you a descriptionhere, and I love this, right
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  • back there in Corinthians.
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  • And Paul is talking about, hesays, those who do not inherit
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  • the kingdom of God.
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  • Now, imagine a churchmade up of people like this.
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  • Would we acceptall those people here?
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  • Listen at it.
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  • He said: Do not be deceived,neither fornicators, sex outside
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  • of marriage, nor effeminate,goes up talks about an
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  • idolatrous, or homosexuals,sex with the same gender,
  • 00:19:21.016 --> 00:19:27.389
  • nor thieves, nor covetous,nor drunkards, nor revelers,
  • 00:19:27.422 --> 00:19:31.893
  • nor swindlers, will inheritthe kingdom of God.
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  • Now, look at this list.
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  • How'd you like to have a churchfull of, look at the list,
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  • fornicators, idolaters,adulterers, lesbians,
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  • homosexuals, thieves, covetous,drunkards, party
  • 00:19:45.674 --> 00:19:49.745
  • revelers, swindlers.
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  • They'll not inherit.
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  • How'd you like having churchcome?
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  • Would we welcome all thosepeople there and say we
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  • accept you?
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  • We accept you, and we will seekto love you, care for you, and
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  • listen to you, and counsel you,and befriend you
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  • any way we could?
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  • Would We accepta group like that?
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  • Let's get honest, folks.
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  • That was the makeup ofthe church at Corinth.
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  • Oh my goodness!
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  • Paul says you will not inheritthe kingdom, but he says but
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  • such were some of you in thechurch here now, but you were
  • 00:20:26.748 --> 00:20:30.152
  • washed, you were sanctified, butyou were justified in the name
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  • of the Lord Jesus Christ and inthe spirit of our God.
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  • We could make a list just likethat if we looked at all of us
  • 00:20:39.528 --> 00:20:42.898
  • here, couldn't we?
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  • You think we couldn't find allof that right here in
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  • church today?
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  • I guarantee we could.
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  • I'd be on that list, you'd beon that list, different ways,
  • 00:20:51.173 --> 00:20:53.909
  • different sins, yeah, yeah,that could describe us.
  • 00:20:53.942 --> 00:20:59.481
  • But thanks to God that'swho you used to be
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  • and that's not who you are.
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  • Therefore we arethe accepting business.
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  • But because we accept allpeople, it does not mean we
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  • applaud or we approveof all people.
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  • Acceptance, thosein some areas of sin,
  • 00:21:20.102 --> 00:21:25.073
  • thinks it means approval.
  • 00:21:25.107 --> 00:21:27.976
  • And that's what aboutthree-fourths of the churches in
  • 00:21:28.009 --> 00:21:31.313
  • this city and in America havedone, they have approved tryin'
  • 00:21:31.346 --> 00:21:35.717
  • to be culturally accepted, andwe stand on biblical principles
  • 00:21:35.751 --> 00:21:39.921
  • and say simply we will seek tolove and care and listen and
  • 00:21:39.955 --> 00:21:43.325
  • help you anyway we can, butacceptance is not synonymous
  • 00:21:43.358 --> 00:21:47.062
  • with approval.
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  • You see, that's the Christianethic in which we must be
  • 00:21:49.831 --> 00:21:53.635
  • a part of.
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  • The biblical view, the church'sview, as how we handle the
  • 00:21:59.508 --> 00:22:04.746
  • sexual revolutionwhich we're in.
  • 00:22:04.780 --> 00:22:07.916
  • And the bottom line, we'd betterstand up and speak the truth
  • 00:22:07.949 --> 00:22:12.220
  • in love.
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  • Because we are in a battle forthe very heart and soul and the
  • 00:22:15.190 --> 00:22:18.827
  • moral fiber of our nation,and right now we're losing
  • 00:22:18.860 --> 00:22:22.330
  • the battle in sex.
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  • [applauding]
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  • Man by the name of BrianCampbell, along with three other
  • 00:22:32.174 --> 00:22:35.143
  • friends in Ohio, Brian wasdecided to go on a camping trip
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  • with three of his buddies.
  • 00:22:41.116 --> 00:22:43.151
  • And they went to the Red GulchRiver Canyon, beautiful place in
  • 00:22:43.185 --> 00:22:48.156
  • Kentucky, they went there tocamp out, four guys from Ohio.
  • 00:22:48.190 --> 00:22:52.994
  • And as they camped out, if youread about it, Brian Campbell
  • 00:22:53.028 --> 00:22:58.400
  • pitched the hammock between twotrees and got in it, went to
  • 00:22:58.433 --> 00:23:02.904
  • sleep before his buddies, it wasright on the precipice there,
  • 00:23:02.938 --> 00:23:06.808
  • droppin' down into the canyon.
  • 00:23:06.842 --> 00:23:09.911
  • And his buddies saw him get upout of the hammock, began to
  • 00:23:09.945 --> 00:23:14.483
  • walk around, they realized, youknow, Brian is sleepwalking.
  • 00:23:14.516 --> 00:23:21.556
  • And so he's walking around,sleepwalking, and he gets to the
  • 00:23:21.590 --> 00:23:25.393
  • edge and nobody says anything tohim, and he falls over down in
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  • the gulch.
  • 00:23:29.531 --> 00:23:32.300
  • Man, they run over there andlook down and they see that,
  • 00:23:32.334 --> 00:23:34.903
  • fortunately, he landed in a treethat saved him.
  • 00:23:34.936 --> 00:23:38.807
  • And they call 9-1-1, and rescuepeople came and took about an
  • 00:23:38.840 --> 00:23:43.311
  • hour to get there, and they wentdown there, rappelled down
  • 00:23:43.345 --> 00:23:46.314
  • another 30 minutes or so, andthey took a basket down, and
  • 00:23:46.348 --> 00:23:49.451
  • they put him in it.
  • 00:23:49.484 --> 00:23:51.486
  • He was still alive miraculously.
  • 00:23:51.520 --> 00:23:53.488
  • Put him in the basket, they werelifting up, about halfway up he
  • 00:23:53.522 --> 00:23:56.157
  • was knocked out, he awoke, hewoke up and he looked around and
  • 00:23:56.191 --> 00:24:02.397
  • saw what had happened, and hewas just astounded.
  • 00:24:02.430 --> 00:24:05.867
  • And they brought him back up andthey saved him.
  • 00:24:05.901 --> 00:24:08.937
  • And they asked his friends, theysaid, look, you saw him, he was
  • 00:24:08.970 --> 00:24:13.408
  • sleepwalking, he didn't knowwhat he was doing, didn't you
  • 00:24:13.441 --> 00:24:16.144
  • see he was on the edge?
  • 00:24:16.177 --> 00:24:18.580
  • He could fall off.
  • 00:24:18.613 --> 00:24:20.582
  • Why didn't you warn him?
  • 00:24:20.615 --> 00:24:22.551
  • And they said wedidn't want to scare him.
  • 00:24:22.584 --> 00:24:25.153
  • We didn't want to scare him.
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  • Listen.Listen, folks.
  • 00:24:28.256 --> 00:24:32.561
  • There's a lot of peoplesleepwalking, family, friends,
  • 00:24:32.594 --> 00:24:37.399
  • children, son, daughter,neighbor, co-workers, people
  • 00:24:37.432 --> 00:24:40.502
  • we've known, they're justsleepwalking through all of this
  • 00:24:40.535 --> 00:24:43.572
  • saying we hope by some magicalway all the moral challenge
  • 00:24:43.605 --> 00:24:47.576
  • would be just dissipate.
  • 00:24:47.609 --> 00:24:50.111
  • Listen, we have a call unto Godto sound a warning and speak the
  • 00:24:50.145 --> 00:24:55.717
  • truth in love, because they willsooner or later fall off the
  • 00:24:55.750 --> 00:24:59.988
  • cliff and be obliviated.
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  • send you a copy of his sermonseries, "Culture Clash."
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  • Ed Young: Ladies andgentlemen, we are in a war.
  • 00:25:09.297 --> 00:25:15.403
  • male announcer: There's a battlegoing on for the moral fabric of
  • 00:25:15.437 --> 00:25:17.639
  • our culture.
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  • The church, marriage, truth, andlife itself are all under attack
  • 00:25:19.574 --> 00:25:22.243
  • by those who wish to remove Godfrom our world.
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  • Ed Young: They're seekingto redefine everything
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  • in our culture.
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  • male announcer: So how do westand strong in our faith and
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  • help turn the tide when ourculture seems lost?
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  • In his series, "Culture Clash,"Dr. Ed Young gives us the
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  • answers from God's Word to themoral crisis we face today.
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  • These uncompromising messageswill challenge you to stand up
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  • and help win ourculture back to God.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Ed Young: The sexualrevolution has literally
  • 00:26:14.629 --> 00:26:17.265
  • transformed our society,redefining marriage, family,
  • 00:26:17.298 --> 00:26:20.568
  • and even our understandingof gender and identity.
  • 00:26:20.602 --> 00:26:24.005
  • The issues we face today arewatershed issues, leaving us in
  • 00:26:24.039 --> 00:26:28.243
  • a moral wasteland.
  • 00:26:28.276 --> 00:26:30.478
  • The question: What are we to do?
  • 00:26:30.512 --> 00:26:33.181
  • First recognize how important itis for everyone who knows the
  • 00:26:33.214 --> 00:26:37.318
  • truth to speak in love to thosewho need clear biblical answers.
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  • We also need the courage tomaintain an authentic witness
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  • before a world that desperatelyneeds to hear the Good News.
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  • And if we need to understandthat it will cost us something
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  • to stand up and speak a clearword for Jesus, for sexual
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  • purity, for morality.
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  • us today.
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  • television programyou make possible.
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  • on "The Winning Walk."
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