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June 10, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MOST PEOPLE ENJOY HEARING A FEEL-GOOD MESSAGE ABOUT
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  • GOD'S LOVE AND HIS FORGIVENESS.
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  • IT'S THE PART OF THE GOSPEL WE GRAVITATE TOWARD!
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  • BUT WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT GOD'S FORGIVENESS WITHOUT ADDRESSING
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  • WHAT WE NEED TO BE FORGIVEN FOR.
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  • THE FACT IS, WE ARE ALL SINNERS.
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  • AND THOSE WHO REJECT GOD'S FREE GIFT OF SALVATION
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  • HAVE TO PAY A PRICE.
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  • IN TODAY'S MESSAGE, WE'RE VENTURING INTO AN UNPOPULAR
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  • TOPIC; BUT ONE THAT'S CENTRAL TO THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • I'M TALKING, OF COURSE, ABOUT THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • AND MY MESSAGE IS CALLED, "NO EXCUSE" ON TODAY'S EDITION
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  • OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • NEXT TO JESUS CHRIST, THE APOSTLE PAUL IS THE SINGLE
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  • MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • AND IN DR. JEFFRESS'S NEW DVD TEACHING SET,
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  • YOU'LL SEE HOW PAUL'S LIFE IS AN INSPIRING TESTIMONY
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  • OF WHAT A REDEEMED SINNER CAN DO THROUGH GOD'S
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  • AMAZING GRACE IN THE VERY PLACE WHERE PAUL CARRIED
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  • OUT HIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • REQUEST THE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL DVD
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  • TEACHING SET WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • YOU PROBABLY REMEMBER THE STORY ABOUT THE ATHEIST
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  • WHO DECIDED TO GO MOUNTAIN CLIMBING.
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  • AND AS HE WAS ASCENDING THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN,
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  • HIS FOOT SLIPPED, AND HE BEGAN TO FALL.
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  • AND HE GRABBED HOLD OF A THIN BRANCH OF A TREE.
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  • REALIZING HE COULDN'T GO UP ANY FURTHER,
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  • AND THAT THE BRANCH WASN'T GOING TO HOLD HIM MUCH LONGER,
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  • HE DID THE UNTHINKABLE.
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  • HE LOOKED UP, AND HE SHOUTED OUT: IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE
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  • WHO CAN HELP ME?
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  • AND TO HIS DISMAY A VOICE SHOUTED DOWN FROM HEAVEN: YES,
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  • BUT FIRST YOU MUST LET GO OF THE TREE BRANCH.
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  • THE ATHEIST WAITED FOR A MOMENT.
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  • HE LOOKED BACK UP INTO HEAVEN, AND HE SAID:
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  • IS THERE ANYONE ELSE UP THERE WHO CAN HELP ME?
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  • IT'S A FUNNY STORY, BUT IT ILLUSTRATES A SERIOUS TRUTH.
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  • THE REASON ATHEISTS REJECT THE IDEA OF GOD IS NOT BECAUSE OF
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  • A LACK OF EVIDENCE, BUT BECAUSE OF LACK OF DESIRE
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  • TO KNOW AND OBEY GOD.
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  • AND THAT IS WHY EVERY UNBELIEVER IS DESERVING OF GOD'S WRATH.
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  • AND THAT'S THE THEME OF THE PASSAGE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
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  • TODAY IN OUR STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES HERE, IF YOU'VE JOINED US BY
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  • TELEVISION OR RADIO WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE YOUR BIBLES AND
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  • TURN TO ROMANS CHAPTER 1.
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  • AS WE'VE SEEN BEFORE, THE THEME OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS IS
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  • THIS: IT'S ABOUT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD;
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  • HOW TO HAVE A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD.
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  • AND PAUL SAYS THAT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IS
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  • AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE WHO COMES TO CHRIST -
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  • NOT THROUGH WORKS - BUT THROUGH FAITH.
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  • AND NOTICE WE'VE BEEN IN THE FIRST 17 VERSES OF ROMANS 1.
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  • SO FAR THESE ARE THE PROLOGUE OF THE BOOK.
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  • AND NOTICE IN VERSE 17 WE FIND THE CLIMAX.
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  • IT'S THE THEME, "FOR IN THE GOSPEL THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF
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  • GOD IS REVEALED FROM FAITH TO FAITH,
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  • FOR AS IT IS WRITTEN, THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
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  • NOW I WANT YOU TO HOLD YOUR PLACE HERE,
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  • AND TURN OVER TO ROMANS 3:21 WHERE,
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  • ONCE AGAIN, PAUL PICKS UP THIS THEME OF THE RIGHTEOUSNESS,
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  • A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD.
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  • HE SAYS, "BUT NOW APART FROM THE LAW THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF
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  • GOD HAS BEEN REVEALED, OR MANIFESTED,
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  • BEING WITNESSED BY THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS."
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  • DO YOU SEE HOW THESE VERSES ARE BOOKENDS TO ONE ANOTHER?
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  • LOOK AT YOUR CHART.
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  • HE ENDS THE PROLOGUE IN VERSE 17 OF CHAPTER 1 BY SAYING: FOR
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  • IN THE GOSPEL THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IS REVEALED.
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  • SO PAUL IS TALKING ABOUT HOW WE CAN HAVE
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  • A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD.
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  • BUT CHAPTER 1 VERSE 17 AND CHAPTER 3 VERSE 21
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  • ARE BOOKENDS TO THE FIRST SECTION OF ROMANS THAT BEGINS
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  • IN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 18, AND GOES TO CHAPTER 3, VERSE 20.
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  • BEFORE PAUL CAN TALK ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS OF HOW GOD HAS
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  • PROVIDED A RIGHT-STANDING WITH HIMSELF,
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  • PAUL HAS TO SHARE THE BAD NEWS.
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  • AND THE BAD NEWS IS THE PROBLEM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • THAT'S THE THEME OF THE FIRST MAJOR SECTION OF
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  • RIGHTEOUSNESS; THE PROBLEM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS?
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OF IT.
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  • AND NEITHER DO I.
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  • NONE OF US IS IN A RIGHT-STANDING WITH GOD.
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  • YOU SEE, BEFORE YOU UNDERSTAND THE GOOD NEWS OF HOW GOD
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  • OFFERS TO PUT YOU IN A RIGHT-STANDING WITH HIMSELF,
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  • YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • THAT YOU'RE IN THE WRONG-STANDING WITH HIM.
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  • AND SO AM I.
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  • AND THAT'S WHERE PAUL STARTS THE PRESENTATION OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • HE DOESN'T BEGIN WITH MAN'S NEED.
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  • HE BEGINS WITH GOD'S VIEW OF MAN.
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  • AND HE STARTS WITH TALKING ABOUT A POLITICALLY INCORRECT
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  • SUBJECT IN TODAY'S WORLD.
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  • HE STARTS WITH - NOT THE LOVE OF GOD - HE STARTS WITH
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  • THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • NOTICE HOW HE DOES THAT BEGINNING
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  • IN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 18.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, HE TALKS ABOUT THE REALITY OF GOD'S WRATH.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 18, "FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM
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  • HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN WHO
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  • SUPPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS,
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  • BECAUSE THAT WHICH IS KNOWN ABOUT GOD IS EVIDENT WITHIN
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  • THEM; FOR GOD MADE IT EVIDENT TO THEM."
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLE'S GREATEST NEED IS,
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  • IS NOT SOMETHING TO FILL UP THEIR LIFE,
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  • A PERSON'S GREATEST NEED IS FOR A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
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  • THE PROBLEM IS NOT THAT WE NEED GOD,
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  • BUT THAT GOD IS ANGRY WITH US.
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  • AND THAT'S WHERE PAUL STARTS HIS GOSPEL PRESENTATION,
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  • TALKING ABOUT THE WRATH, THE ANGER OF GOD.
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  • NOW, LIKE I SAID, PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT TODAY.
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  • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD A SERMON RECENTLY
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  • ON THE WRATH OF GOD?
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  • TODAY PEOPLE'S ATTITUDE ABOUT THE IDEA OF GOD'S WRATH IS ONE
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  • OF THREE RESPONSES.
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  • SOME PEOPLE SAY IT'S UNEDUCATED TO TALK ABOUT
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  • THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • ONLY IGNORANT BACKWOODS CHRISTIANS WOULD EVER TALK
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  • ABOUT THE WRATH OF GOD IN TODAY'S INTELLECTUAL CULTURE.
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  • TO DO SO IS JUST UNEDUCATED.
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  • SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT IT'S UNIMPORTANT.
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  • THEY WILL CONCEDE: WELL, YES, THE BIBLE DOES SPEAK ABOUT
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  • GOD'S WRATH, BUT WE JUST KIND OF NEED TO
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  • KEEP THAT UNDER THE RADAR.
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  • WE SHOULDN'T TALK ABOUT THAT BECAUSE IT'S A REAL TURN OFF
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  • TO PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • SO LET'S JUST NOT TALK ABOUT IT.
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  • THE FACT IS THE WRATH OF GOD IS A TRUTH
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  • THAT IS FOUND ALL OVER SCRIPTURE.
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  • SOME PEOPLE SAY IT'S UNEDUCATED;
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  • SOME PEOPLE SAY IT'S UNIMPORTANT;
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  • SOME PEOPLE SAY IT'S UNDESERVED.
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  • AND THIS IS PERHAPS THE MOST LETHAL ATTITUDE OF ALL ABOUT
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  • THE WRATH OF GOD: WELL, I DON'T DESERVE THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • I MAY NOT BE PERFECT, BUT I CERTAINLY LIVE THE BEST I CAN.
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  • I TRIED TO KEEP THE GOLDEN RULE;
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  • SURELY I DON'T DESERVE THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • BUT I WANT YOU TO NOTICE IN THIS PASSAGE THAT THE WORD OF
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  • GOD DISPELS OF ALL OF OUR ARGUMENTS AGAINST
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  • TALKING ABOUT HIS WRATH.
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  • ARTHUR PINK, THE GREAT COMMENTATOR SAYS: A STUDY OF
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  • THE CONCORDANCE WILL SHOW THAT THERE ARE MORE REFERENCES IN
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  • SCRIPTURE TO THE ANGER, THE FURY,
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  • THE WRATH OF GOD THAN THERE ARE TO GOD'S LOVE AND TENDERNESS.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT?
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  • MORE REFERENCES IN THE BIBLE TO GOD'S ANGER,
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  • THAN THERE IS TO HIS LOVE AND TENDERNESS.
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  • DON'T FALL INTO THE TRAP OF THINKING: WELL,
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  • ALL OF THESE REFERENCES TO THE ANGER OF GOD THAT'S IN THE
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  • OLD TESTAMENT, BUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WE FIND LOVE OF GOD.
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  • THAT'S WHAT I HEARD WHEN I WENT TO RELIGION CLASS IN COLLEGE.
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  • OUR PROFESSOR STOOD UP, AND SAID: THE OLD TESTAMENT TALKS
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  • ABOUT GOD'S ANGER BECAUSE THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS WRITTEN BY
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  • SINFUL MEN WHO DIDN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND GOD.
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  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT YOU FIND MAN'S
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  • LOWEST THOUGHT OF WHO GOD IS.
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  • IT'S ONLY THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT TELLS US THAT GOD
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  • IS A GOD OF LOVE.
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  • BUT IT'S NOT TRUE.
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  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT YOU ALSO HAVE GREAT REFERENCES TO THE
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  • ANGER, THE FURY, THE WRATH OF GOD.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, WE ALL KNOW JOHN 3:16 DON'T WE?
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  • "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON THAT
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  • WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT PERISH,
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  • BUT WILL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
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  • BUT WE STOP TOO SHORT.
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  • BECAUSE IF YOU KEEP READING IN JESUS' WORDS TO NICODEMUS,
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  • AND YOU GET TO JOHN 3:36, YOU KNOW WHAT IT SAYS?
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  • "FOR HE WHO BELIEVES IN THE SON HAS LIFE,
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  • BUT HE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE,
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  • FOR THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDES ON HIM."
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  • WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU EVER SAW JOHN 3:36 ON ONE OF THOSE
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  • BANNERS AT A FOOTBALL GAME?
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  • CAN YOU IMAGINE AN ATHLETE HAVING THE COURAGE TO HAVE
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  • UNDER HIS EYES JOHN 3:36?
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  • JOHN 3:36.
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  • PEOPLE AT HOME SAY: I THINK I'LL LOOK THAT UP.
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  • THAT MUST BE A NICE SWEET VERSE.
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  • THE WRATH OF GOD?
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  • IT'S NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO TALK ABOUT THAT,
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  • BUT JESUS TALKED ABOUT IT.
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  • OR EPHESIANS 5:6,
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  • "LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU WITH EMPTY WORDS,
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  • FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS THE WRATH OF GOD COMES UPON
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  • THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE."
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  • MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THE BIBLE TEACHES THE WRATH,
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  • THE ANGER OF GOD.
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  • NOW WHAT DO WE MEAN BY GOD'S WRATH?
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  • THAT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND.
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  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THERE ARE PRIMARILY TWO GREEK WORDS
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  • THAT ARE TRANSLATED AS "ANGER" OR "WRATH."
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  • THE FIRST WORD IS THUMOS.
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  • THUMOS.
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  • IT REFERS TO AN EXPLOSIVE KIND OF RAGE
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  • THAT IS EASILY TRIGGERED.
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  • NOW YOU'VE EXPERIENCED THUMOS BEFORE.
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  • SOMEBODY AT WORK SAYS SOMETHING THAT JUST TICKS YOU OFF.
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  • THEY PRESS EXACTLY THE WRONG BUTTON AND YOUR MOUTH SPEWS
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  • FORTH WORDS OF RAGE.
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  • THAT'S THUMOS: A VOLCANIC EXPRESSION OF RAGE.
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  • COLOSSIANS 3:8 PAUL USES THAT WORD WHEN HE SAYS,
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  • "PUT THEM ALL ASIDE: ANGER (THAT IS THUMOS),
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  • MALICE, AND SLANDER."
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT THE WORD HERE IN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 18.
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  • INSTEAD THE WORD HERE IS THAT SECOND WORD "ORGE."
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  • ORGE.
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  • THIS WORD IS BEST DEFINED BY LEON MORRIS IN HIS BOOK
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  • "THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING OF THE CROSS."
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  • HE SAYS THIS KIND OF WRATH IS A STRONG SETTLED OPPOSITION TO
  • 00:11:14.170 --> 00:11:20.260
  • ALL THAT IS EVIL ARISING OUT OF GOD'S OWN NATURE.
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:25.160
  • THIS KIND OF WRATH IS THE HOLY REVULSION OF GOD BEING AGAINST
  • 00:11:25.170 --> 00:11:30.260
  • THAT WHICH IS A CONTRADICTION OF HIS HOLINESS.
  • 00:11:30.270 --> 00:11:34.130
  • GOD DOESN'T BLOW UP LIKE WE DO.
  • 00:11:34.140 --> 00:11:37.060
  • HE DOESN'T LOOK AT SOMEBODY WHO IS SINNING,
  • 00:11:37.070 --> 00:11:39.030
  • AND HAVE THAT VOLCANIC ERUPTION,
  • 00:11:39.040 --> 00:11:40.250
  • AND EXPLODE IN FURY, AND THEN QUICKLY COMES BACK AND
  • 00:11:40.260 --> 00:11:44.150
  • APOLOGIZES FOR HIS OUTBURST.
  • 00:11:44.160 --> 00:11:46.180
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT HE DOES.
  • 00:11:46.190 --> 00:11:48.150
  • INSTEAD HIS WRATH IS A SLOWLY BUILDING REVULSION AND HATRED
  • 00:11:48.160 --> 00:11:54.210
  • TOWARD EVERYTHING THAT IS AGAINST HIS HOLINESS.
  • 00:11:54.220 --> 00:11:58.260
  • AND JUST LIKE WATER THAT BUILDS BEHIND A DAM AND
  • 00:11:58.270 --> 00:12:02.020
  • BUILDS, AND BUILDS, AND BUILDS UNTIL THE DAM CAN NO LONGER
  • 00:12:02.030 --> 00:12:05.160
  • CONTAIN IT; AND IT POURS FORTH ON THE RESIDENTS BELOW - SO
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:09.070
  • GOD'S SETTLED WRATH IS BUILDING,
  • 00:12:09.080 --> 00:12:13.090
  • AND BUILDING, AND BUILDING, AND ONE DAY IT'S GOING TO BE
  • 00:12:13.100 --> 00:12:16.160
  • POURED OUT ON THE EARTH.
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:18.130
  • THERE IS A FUTURE EXPRESSION OF GOD'S WRATH THAT IS COMING,
  • 00:12:18.140 --> 00:12:23.130
  • BUT THERE'S ALSO A PRESENT EXPRESSION OF GOD'S WRATH.
  • 00:12:23.140 --> 00:12:27.000
  • NOTICE IN VERSE 18 WHERE PAUL USES THIS WORD ORGE.
  • 00:12:27.010 --> 00:12:30.210
  • HE USES IT 10 TIMES IN THE BOOK OF ROMANS.
  • 00:12:30.220 --> 00:12:32.290
  • NOTICE HE DOESN'T SAY FOR THE WRATH OF GOD WILL ONE DAY BE
  • 00:12:33.000 --> 00:12:36.080
  • REVEALED AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS.
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:38.240
  • HE SAID THE WRATH OF GOD IS NOW BEING REVEALED
  • 00:12:38.250 --> 00:12:43.180
  • AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS.
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:46.170
  • HOW DO WE SEE THE EXPRESSIONS OF GOD'S WRATH RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:12:46.180 --> 00:12:50.030
  • LET ME SUGGEST TWO WAYS.
  • 00:12:50.040 --> 00:12:51.040
  • FIRST OF ALL, WE SEE GOD'S WRATH EXPRESSED THROUGH
  • 00:12:51.050 --> 00:12:55.110
  • GOD'S NATURAL ORDER.
  • 00:12:55.120 --> 00:12:57.240
  • THAT IS, GOD HAS PUT CERTAIN RULES AND LAWS INTO EFFECT
  • 00:12:57.250 --> 00:13:02.090
  • THAT IF WE VIOLATE THOSE RULES WE'RE GOING
  • 00:13:02.100 --> 00:13:06.020
  • TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:13:06.030 --> 00:13:08.040
  • I MEAN, THERE IS A LAW OF GRAVITY THAT SAYS IF YOU JUMP
  • 00:13:08.050 --> 00:13:12.050
  • OFF THE ROOF OF THIS WORSHIP CENTER,
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:13.020
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FALL AND GO SPLAT.
  • 00:13:13.030 --> 00:13:15.110
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOME FUTURE CONSEQUENCE IT'S
  • 00:13:15.120 --> 00:13:19.070
  • GOING TO HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:21.120
  • AND IN THE SAME WAY GOD HAS SET CERTAIN RULES INTO EFFECT
  • 00:13:21.130 --> 00:13:25.010
  • THAT IF YOU VIOLATE HIS PRINCIPLES
  • 00:13:25.020 --> 00:13:26.260
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SUFFER RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:26.270 --> 00:13:28.150
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL ETERNITY TO SUFFER.
  • 00:13:28.160 --> 00:13:30.260
  • GOD HAS SET CERTAIN LAWS IN THIS UNIVERSE INTO
  • 00:13:30.270 --> 00:13:34.120
  • EFFECT THAT WHEN YOU VIOLATE THOSE LAWS,
  • 00:13:34.130 --> 00:13:36.110
  • YOU IMMEDIATELY EXPERIENCE HIS WRATH OR HIS ANGER.
  • 00:13:36.120 --> 00:13:40.150
  • BUT THERE'S A SECOND WAY GOD'S WRATH IS DEMONSTRATED RIGHT
  • 00:13:40.160 --> 00:13:44.010
  • NOW, AND THAT IS THROUGH HIS DIRECT INTERVENTION.
  • 00:13:44.020 --> 00:13:47.140
  • YES, THERE'S A FUTURE TIME COMING WHEN GOD POURS OUT HIS
  • 00:13:47.150 --> 00:13:50.140
  • WRATH, BUT SOMETIMES GOD DIRECTLY INTERVENES IN
  • 00:13:50.150 --> 00:13:54.260
  • THIS WORLD AND IN PEOPLE'S LIVES TODAY.
  • 00:13:54.270 --> 00:13:57.230
  • THINK ABOUT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THE DESTRUCTION OF
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:14:00.160
  • THE WORLD WITH A FLOOD IN NOAH'S TIME;
  • 00:14:00.170 --> 00:14:02.240
  • OR THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH;
  • 00:14:02.250 --> 00:14:05.030
  • OR THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON IN THE TIMES OF DANIEL.
  • 00:14:05.040 --> 00:14:08.150
  • THE BIBLE SAYS SOMETIMES GOD INTERVENES AND HE POURS OUT
  • 00:14:08.160 --> 00:14:13.060
  • HIS WRATH ON INDIVIDUALS OR NATIONS.
  • 00:14:13.070 --> 00:14:17.070
  • BY THE WAY, DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING:
  • 00:14:17.080 --> 00:14:20.260
  • JUST BECAUSE GOD'S WRATH HASN'T COME YET IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:14:20.270 --> 00:14:25.250
  • THAT SOMEHOW HE'S OVERLOOKING YOUR SIN.
  • 00:14:25.260 --> 00:14:29.100
  • LISTEN, JUST BECAUSE GOD'S JUDGMENT IS NOT ALWAYS SWIFT
  • 00:14:29.110 --> 00:14:33.100
  • IT IS ALWAYS CERTAIN.
  • 00:14:33.110 --> 00:14:36.170
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE WRATH OF GOD IS BEING EXPRESSED RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:14:36.180 --> 00:14:40.170
  • WELL, WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTS?
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:42.080
  • WHO ARE DESERVING OF GOD'S WRATH?
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:44.190
  • NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS IN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 18,
  • 00:14:44.200 --> 00:14:47.110
  • "FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN
  • 00:14:47.120 --> 00:14:50.270
  • AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN
  • 00:14:50.280 --> 00:14:55.200
  • WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:14:55.210 --> 00:14:59.010
  • THE BIBLE SAYS EVERYONE DESERVES GOD'S WRATH.
  • 00:14:59.020 --> 00:15:02.010
  • "FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD."
  • 00:15:02.020 --> 00:15:05.220
  • EVERYONE STANDS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:08.220
  • AND THESE FIRST TWO AND HALF CHAPTERS OF ROMANS ARE LIKE
  • 00:15:08.230 --> 00:15:12.180
  • A COURTROOM IN WHICH PAUL IS THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY,
  • 00:15:12.190 --> 00:15:15.280
  • AND YOU AND I ARE THE JURY, AND PAUL IS MAKING HIS CASE
  • 00:15:15.290 --> 00:15:19.110
  • THAT ALL MANKIND IS GUILTY BEFORE GOD
  • 00:15:19.120 --> 00:15:22.090
  • AND DESERVING OF HIS WRATH.
  • 00:15:22.100 --> 00:15:24.110
  • AND TO PROVE HIS POINT HE TALKS ABOUT THE JEW,
  • 00:15:24.120 --> 00:15:27.260
  • THE JEW WHO LOVES GOD AND KEEPS THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW -
  • 00:15:27.270 --> 00:15:30.220
  • WHAT ABOUT HIM?
  • 00:15:30.230 --> 00:15:31.260
  • GUILTY, SAYS THE APOSTLE PAUL.
  • 00:15:31.270 --> 00:15:33.220
  • HE IS GUILTY AND DESERVING OF THE WRATH OF GOD.
  • 00:15:33.230 --> 00:15:36.220
  • WELL, WHAT ABOUT THE GENTILE WHO IS A GOOD MORAL PERSON,
  • 00:15:36.230 --> 00:15:39.270
  • AND EVEN THOUGH HE'S NOT A CHRISTIAN HE TRIES TO OBEY THE
  • 00:15:39.280 --> 00:15:42.150
  • STANDARDS OF GOOD BEHAVIOR THAT GOD HAS PLACED IN HIS OWN HEART?
  • 00:15:42.160 --> 00:15:45.260
  • GUILTY, SAYS THE APOSTLE PAUL.
  • 00:15:45.270 --> 00:15:49.020
  • BUT PAUL BEGINS WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WE NORMALLY
  • 00:15:49.030 --> 00:15:52.280
  • WOULD THINK WOULD BE EXEMPTED
  • 00:15:52.290 --> 00:15:55.080
  • FROM GOD'S PUNISHMENT AND HIS WRATH.
  • 00:15:55.090 --> 00:15:58.190
  • WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE?
  • 00:15:58.200 --> 00:16:00.080
  • PAUL STARTS WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:04.190
  • THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:04.200 --> 00:16:06.200
  • HE STARTS WITH THEM, SHOWING THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:10.130
  • NO BIBLE AND HAVE HEARD OF NO CHRIST THEY ARE GUILTY AND
  • 00:16:10.140 --> 00:16:13.250
  • DESERVING OF GOD'S WRATH.
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:15.280
  • YOU SEE THE PROBLEM WITH THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:18.210
  • THE GOSPEL IS NOT THAT THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED KNOWLEDGE OF
  • 00:16:18.220 --> 00:16:22.020
  • GOD - THEY HAVE RECEIVED THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD - THEY HAVE
  • 00:16:22.030 --> 00:16:25.170
  • REJECTED THAT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
  • 00:16:25.180 --> 00:16:28.040
  • AGAIN, THE PROBLEM WITH THE UNBELIEVER IS NOT THAT
  • 00:16:28.050 --> 00:16:30.130
  • HE LACKS EVIDENCE TO KNOW OF GOD'S EXISTENCE.
  • 00:16:30.140 --> 00:16:33.250
  • HE LACKS THE DESIRE TO KNOW OF GOD'S EXISTENCE.
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:38.050
  • AND IN THE WEEKS AHEAD WE'LL SEE HOW PAUL MAKES THAT
  • 00:16:38.060 --> 00:16:41.110
  • ARGUMENT, WHILE THE IMMEDIATE FOCUS OF THIS PASSAGE ABOUT
  • 00:16:41.120 --> 00:16:45.010
  • THE WRATH OF GOD IS UNBELIEVERS WHO HAVE NEVER
  • 00:16:45.020 --> 00:16:48.170
  • HEARD ABOUT GOD THE TRUTH APPLIES TO YOU
  • 00:16:48.180 --> 00:16:51.130
  • AND TO ME AS WELL.
  • 00:16:51.140 --> 00:16:52.290
  • PAUL SAID: FOR THE WRATH, THE ANGER,
  • 00:16:53.000 --> 00:16:55.170
  • THE SETTLED OPPOSITION OF GOD AGAINST ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:16:55.180 --> 00:16:59.290
  • AND ALL UNGODLINESS IS BEING REVEALED.
  • 00:17:00.020 --> 00:17:04.070
  • HEAR ME THIS MORNING: GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.
  • 00:17:04.080 --> 00:17:10.290
  • GOD IS NOT ONLY ANGRY WITH THE SINS OF THOSE WHO HAVE
  • 00:17:11.000 --> 00:17:14.160
  • NO REVELATION FROM HIM FROM THE BIBLE;
  • 00:17:14.170 --> 00:17:17.220
  • HE'S ALSO ANGRY WITH YOU AND WITH ME WHEN WE
  • 00:17:17.230 --> 00:17:21.130
  • ARE OPPOSED TO HIS HOLINESS.
  • 00:17:21.140 --> 00:17:23.240
  • THINK ABOUT THIS, IF THE UNBELIEVER WHO HAS NEVER
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:27.110
  • RECEIVED THE BIBLE, NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:17:27.120 --> 00:17:29.290
  • STANDS GUILTY AND DESERVING OF THE WRATH OF GOD HOW MUCH MORE
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:34.120
  • DO YOU AND I WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE FULL REVELATION OF GOD IN
  • 00:17:34.130 --> 00:17:38.180
  • THIS BOOK, HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU AND I DESERVE THE WRATH,
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:43.120
  • THE ANGER OF GOD?
  • 00:17:43.130 --> 00:17:46.150
  • THAT'S A DILEMMA THAT WE ALL FACE.
  • 00:17:46.160 --> 00:17:48.020
  • AS THE PSALMIST SAID: WHO CAN STAND IN THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH?
  • 00:17:48.030 --> 00:17:55.190
  • THAT LEADS US TO THE FINAL POINT,
  • 00:17:55.200 --> 00:17:57.250
  • THE REMEDY FOR GOD'S WRATH.
  • 00:17:57.260 --> 00:18:00.060
  • WHAT IS THE REMEDY FOR GOD'S WRATH?
  • 00:18:00.070 --> 00:18:03.210
  • HOW CAN I EXEMPT MYSELF FROM EXPERIENCING THE WRATH OF GOD
  • 00:18:03.220 --> 00:18:07.240
  • THAT I DESERVE?
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:09.030
  • WHEN WE GET TO CHAPTER 3, VERSE 21 PAUL IS GOING TO
  • 00:18:09.040 --> 00:18:11.240
  • ANSWER THAT QUESTION WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT THE PROVISION
  • 00:18:11.250 --> 00:18:14.210
  • FOR GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:16.270
  • BUT LET ME GIVE YOU A PREVIEW OF WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE.
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:19.210
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT EVEN THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS HAD A
  • 00:18:19.220 --> 00:18:23.180
  • VAGUE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THAT REMEDY WAS THAT
  • 00:18:23.190 --> 00:18:27.060
  • WOULD DEFLECT THE WRATH OF GOD?
  • 00:18:27.070 --> 00:18:29.080
  • CERTAINLY MOSES UNDERSTOOD IT.
  • 00:18:29.090 --> 00:18:31.230
  • TURN OVER TO EXODUS 32 FOR JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:34.270
  • EXODUS 32. THIS IS JUST GREAT.
  • 00:18:34.280 --> 00:18:37.190
  • YOU REMEMBER THE STORY OF EXODUS 32.
  • 00:18:37.200 --> 00:18:39.130
  • MOSES HAD GONE UP ON MOUNT SINAI TO RECEIVE THE LAW
  • 00:18:39.140 --> 00:18:43.090
  • OF GOD, AND WHILE HE WAS UP THERE VISITING WITH GOD,
  • 00:18:43.100 --> 00:18:46.070
  • THE PEOPLE WERE DOWN BELOW ENGAGING
  • 00:18:46.080 --> 00:18:48.170
  • IN IDOLATRY AND IMMORALITY.
  • 00:18:48.180 --> 00:18:51.030
  • LOOK AT EXODUS 32:9-10, "AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES,
  • 00:18:51.040 --> 00:18:56.150
  • 'I HAVE SEEN THIS PEOPLE, AND BEHOLD,
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:59.050
  • THEY ARE AN OBSTINATE PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:59.060 --> 00:19:01.120
  • NOW LET ME ALONE, THAT MY ANGER MAY BURN AGAINST THEM
  • 00:19:01.130 --> 00:19:06.200
  • THAT I MAY DESTROY THEM; AND I WILL MAKE OF YOU A GREAT
  • 00:19:06.210 --> 00:19:10.060
  • NATION.'" GOD SAID TO MOSES UP THERE ON THE MOUNTAIN: LOOK AT
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:14.000
  • WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE DOING.
  • 00:19:14.010 --> 00:19:15.150
  • WHY DON'T YOU LET ME, MOSES, JUST DESTROY THEM AND I'LL
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:19.150
  • START OVER WITH A NEW PEOPLE; AND MAKE A NEW NATION,
  • 00:19:19.160 --> 00:19:22.130
  • AND YOU CAN BE THE LEADER OF THAT NATION.
  • 00:19:22.140 --> 00:19:24.050
  • HOW DID MOSES RESPOND TO THAT?
  • 00:19:24.060 --> 00:19:25.240
  • HE SAID: GOD, DON'T DO THAT.
  • 00:19:25.250 --> 00:19:27.260
  • DON'T DESTROY THIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:27.270 --> 00:19:30.010
  • YOU HAVE MADE AN UNCONDITIONAL COVENANT WITH THEM,
  • 00:19:30.020 --> 00:19:33.220
  • AND IF YOU BREAK YOUR PROMISE TO THESE PEOPLE YOU WILL BE
  • 00:19:33.230 --> 00:19:37.280
  • BLASPHEMED AMONG THE HEATHEN AS A GOD
  • 00:19:37.290 --> 00:19:40.150
  • WHO CANNOT FULFILL HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:43.280
  • AND YET THE PEOPLE DESERVED A JUDGMENT FROM GOD.
  • 00:19:43.290 --> 00:19:47.080
  • SO WHAT DID MOSES DO?
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:48.010
  • HE WENT DOWN FROM MOUNTAIN.
  • 00:19:48.020 --> 00:19:50.020
  • MOSES SAID: I WILL BE THE SIN-SUBSTITUTE FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:50.030 --> 00:19:53.160
  • JUST AS THAT LAMB WAS THE ATONEMENT FOR THE SINS OF
  • 00:19:53.170 --> 00:19:57.090
  • PEOPLE, AND GOD PASSED OVER THEM IN JUDGMENT,
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:19:59.260
  • I WILL MAKE AN ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS.
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:03.030
  • LOOK AT VERSE 31, "SO MOSES RETURNED TO THE LORD,
  • 00:20:03.040 --> 00:20:06.090
  • AND SAID, 'ALAS, THIS PEOPLE HAS COMMITTED A GREAT SIN,
  • 00:20:06.100 --> 00:20:10.010
  • AND THEY HAVE MADE A GOD OF GOLD FOR THEMSELVES.
  • 00:20:10.020 --> 00:20:12.150
  • BUT NOW, IF THOU WILT, FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND IF NOT,
  • 00:20:12.160 --> 00:20:17.140
  • PLEASE BLOT ME OUT FROM THY BOOK WHICH THOU HAST
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:21.060
  • WRITTEN!'" DO YOU HEAR WHAT MOSES IS SAYING?
  • 00:20:21.070 --> 00:20:23.250
  • GOD, I'LL BE THE ATONEMENT.
  • 00:20:23.260 --> 00:20:26.020
  • I'LL BE THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB FOR THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:26.030 --> 00:20:29.180
  • THAT WAS A VERY GENEROUS OFFER BY MOSES.
  • 00:20:29.190 --> 00:20:33.180
  • BUT IT WAS ALSO A VERY MISGUIDED ONE.
  • 00:20:33.190 --> 00:20:36.250
  • FOR, YOU SEE, MOSES WAS NOT QUALIFIED TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT
  • 00:20:36.260 --> 00:20:40.070
  • FOR THE SINS OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:42.150
  • MOSES HAD TO DIE FOR HIS SINS.
  • 00:20:42.160 --> 00:20:46.200
  • HE TOO WAS GUILTY BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:20:46.210 --> 00:20:50.210
  • HE HAD TO DIE.
  • 00:20:50.220 --> 00:20:53.050
  • BUT THE FACT IS ONE DAY THERE WOULD COME A PERFECT LAMB,
  • 00:20:53.060 --> 00:20:57.270
  • A LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH, THE LAMB OF GOD HIMSELF,
  • 00:20:57.280 --> 00:21:01.040
  • JESUS CHRIST WHO WOULD COME AND HE WOULD HANG ON A CROSS.
  • 00:21:01.050 --> 00:21:05.200
  • HE WOULD SPILL OUT HIS BLOOD IN ORDER TO SATISFY THE WRATH
  • 00:21:05.210 --> 00:21:09.240
  • OF GOD, SO THAT WE MIGHT NOT EXPERIENCE THE SECOND DEATH,
  • 00:21:09.250 --> 00:21:13.200
  • ETERNAL DEATH, ETERNAL DAMNATION AND SEPARATION FROM GOD.
  • 00:21:13.210 --> 00:21:18.280
  • THAT'S WHY THE WRITER OF HEBREWS SAYS IN HEBREWS 9:14,
  • 00:21:18.290 --> 00:21:22.020
  • "HOW MUCH MORE WILL THE BLOOD OF CHRIST,
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:26.000
  • WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT
  • 00:21:26.010 --> 00:21:28.230
  • BLEMISH TO GOD, HOW MUCH MORE WILL HIS BLOOD,
  • 00:21:28.240 --> 00:21:31.250
  • CLEANSE YOUR CONSCIENCE FROM DEAD WORKS
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:34.230
  • TO SERVE THE LIVING GOD?"
  • 00:21:34.240 --> 00:21:36.130
  • LISTEN TO ME, THE ONLY REMEDY FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS THE
  • 00:21:36.140 --> 00:21:42.120
  • BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:21:42.130 --> 00:21:44.240
  • ONLY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST IS SUFFICIENT TO COVER OUR
  • 00:21:44.250 --> 00:21:49.190
  • SINS, TO MAKE AN ATONEMENT, A COVERING FOR OUR SINS.
  • 00:21:49.200 --> 00:21:54.100
  • THE ONLY REMEDY FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.
  • 00:21:54.110 --> 00:21:57.170
  • REMEMBER WHAT GOD SAID THROUGH ISAIAH THE PROPHET?
  • 00:21:57.180 --> 00:22:00.190
  • "'COME NOW, LET US REASON TOGETHER.'
  • 00:22:00.200 --> 00:22:03.110
  • SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS.
  • 00:22:03.120 --> 00:22:05.010
  • 'THOUGH YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET,
  • 00:22:05.020 --> 00:22:06.250
  • I WILL MAKE THEM AS WHITE AS SNOW;
  • 00:22:06.260 --> 00:22:09.050
  • THOUGH THEY BE RED LIKE CRIMSON,
  • 00:22:09.060 --> 00:22:11.180
  • I WILL MAKE THEM LIKE WOOL."
  • 00:22:11.190 --> 00:22:14.070
  • THE REMEDY FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.
  • 00:22:14.080 --> 00:22:19.250
  • DO YOU REMEMBER THE SECOND STANZA OF THAT GREAT HYMN?
  • 00:22:19.260 --> 00:22:23.240
  • DARK IS THE STAIN THAT WE CANNOT HIDE.
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:28.190
  • WHAT WILL AVAIL TO TAKE IT AWAY?
  • 00:22:28.200 --> 00:22:31.270
  • LOOK THERE IS FLOWING A CRIMSON TIDE.
  • 00:22:31.280 --> 00:22:35.200
  • WHITER THAN SNOW YOU MAY BE TODAY.
  • 00:22:35.210 --> 00:22:40.140
  • SING THE CHORUS WITH ME.
  • 00:22:42.050 --> 00:22:43.080
  • YOU KNOW IT.
  • 00:22:43.090 --> 00:22:44.230
  • GRACE, GRACE, GOD'S GRACE.
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:51.200
  • GRACE THAT WILL PARDON AND CLEANSE WITHIN.
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  • GRACE, GRACE, GOD'S GRACE.
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  • GRACE THAT IS GREATER THAN ALL MY SIN.
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  • THANK GOD FOR HIS INCOMPARABLE GRACE.
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  • MUSIC
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  • EVEN AT THIS MOMENT MEN AND WOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
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  • AND AROUND THE WORLD ARE STARTING DOWN THEIR OWN
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • AND IT ALL BEGINS WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER
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  • "GRACE THAT IS GREATER THAN OUR SIN"!
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  • WELL, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO HELP YOU IN
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  • ONCE A KILLER OF CHRISTIANS,
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  • PAUL WAS COMMISSIONED BY JESUS HIMSELF TO BE A
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  • MISSIONARY TO THE GENTILES.
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  • AND HE SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE CRISSCROSSING THE
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  • ROMAN EMPIRE, SHARING THE GOOD NEWS WITH ANYONE
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  • WHO WOULD LISTEN.
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  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL DVD TEACHING SET,
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  • YOU'LL FOLLOW THE TRAVELS OF GOD'S EMPOWERED
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  • MESSENGER IN THE VERY PLACES WHERE HE CARRIED
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  • OUT HIS MINISTRY.
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  • THIS DVD SET CONTAINS ALL NEW MESSAGES FROM
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  • DR. JEFFRESS INCLUDING A BONUS Q&A SEGMENT AND
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  • DENNIS SWANBERG'S COMEDY CONCERT!
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  • DENNIS SWANBERG: I MEAN I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT WRITING
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  • A BOOK.
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  • AND I WAS GOING TO ASK ROBERT JEFFRESS IF HE WOULD
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  • JOIN ME, BECAUSE HE'S BETTER KNOWN THAN I AM OUT THERE ON
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  • THE PATHWAY TO VICTORY AIRWAVES.
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  • I'VE GOT A GOOD - IT'S A GREAT IDEA -
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  • CARBS FOR CHRIST!
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  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE $75 DOLLARS OR MORE,
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  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THE GRACE-POWERED LIVING CD
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  • AND DVD TEACHING SET.
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  • THIS POWERFUL SERIES FROM DR. JEFFRESS ASKS AND
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  • ANSWERS IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT SIN,
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  • SALVATION, SUFFERING, HOLINESS,
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  • AND CONDEMNATION.
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  • AND BECAUSE OF OUR LIGHT THE DARKNESS MATCHING
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  • CHALLENGE, YOUR GENEROUS DONATION WILL BE MATCHED
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  • DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR FROM NOW UNTIL JULY 5TH!
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  • AND THIS MATCHING CHALLENGE WILL HELP US
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  • CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE IMPACT OF
  • 00:25:31.190 --> 00:25:33.110
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY FOR YEARS TO COME.
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  • TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP
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  • TRANSFORM THE WORLD WITH GOD'S TRUTH...
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  • ONE LIFE AT A TIME.
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  • MUSIC
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  • IN TODAY'S CULTURE, IT IS POLITICALLY INCORRECT
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  • TO DISCUSS "THE WRATH OF GOD."
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  • YET, UNDERSTANDING THIS BIBLICAL REALITY IS THE
  • 00:25:49.190 --> 00:25:53.070
  • STARTING PLACE FOR APPRECIATING HOW TRULY
  • 00:25:53.080 --> 00:25:56.050
  • "GOOD" THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST IS.
  • 00:25:56.060 --> 00:25:59.100
  • BUT "HOW COULD A LOVING GOD SEND PEOPLE TO HELL
  • 00:25:59.110 --> 00:26:02.200
  • WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST?"
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  • THAT IS A QUESTION OFTEN POSED BY UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:26:05.060 --> 00:26:08.260
  • AS WELL AS BELIEVERS.
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:10.230
  • IN OUR NEXT MESSAGE, "WHAT EVERY ATHEIST KNOWS,"
  • 00:26:10.240 --> 00:26:14.020
  • WE'LL LOOK AT PAUL'S ANSWER TO THAT PERPLEXING QUESTION.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF OUR NEXT MESSAGE.
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  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • YOU'RE INVITED TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE BRAND-NEW
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  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL DVD TEACHING SET.
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  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 DOLLARS OR MORE WE'LL ALSO
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  • SEND YOU THE COMPLETE GRACE-POWERED LIVING
  • 00:26:36.140 --> 00:26:38.270
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
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  • BECAUSE OF OUR LIGHT THE DARKNESS MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:26:41.150 --> 00:26:43.210
  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:26:43.220 --> 00:26:46.120
  • WILL BE DOUBLED MAKING YOUR $100 GIFT BECOME $200
  • 00:26:46.130 --> 00:26:50.180
  • OR YOUR $500 DOLLAR GIFT BECOME $1000.
  • 00:26:50.190 --> 00:26:53.150
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, GOING ONLINE
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  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:56.070 --> 00:26:57.060
  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIME
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  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • GOD IS NOT TRYING TO DAMN AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE
  • 00:27:00.120 --> 00:27:03.070
  • HE WANTS TO SAVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:27:03.080 --> 00:27:05.210
  • AND GOD CARES ABOUT THAT PERSON WHO HAS NOT YET HEARD
  • 00:27:05.220 --> 00:27:08.200
  • THE GOSPEL MUCH MORE THAN YOU OR I COULD CARE ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:27:08.210 --> 00:27:11.240
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN GOD SEES A HEART THAT IS OPEN TO HIM;
  • 00:27:11.250 --> 00:27:15.130
  • HE WILL SEND THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • SO THEY CAN BE SAVED.
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  • MUSIC
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME FOR A MESSAGE CALLED,
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  • "WHAT EVERY ATHEIST KNOWS"
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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