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June 12, 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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  • WELL, THE TOPIC OF HOMOSEXUALITY HAS
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  • CERTAINLY BECOME A HOT-BUTTON ISSUE IN OUR CULTURE.
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  • AND WHILE JUST ABOUT EVERYONE HAS FORMED HIS OR HER
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  • OWN VIEWS AND OPINIONS ON THE ISSUE,
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  • MANY DO SO WITHOUT ANY CONSIDERATION OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • DURING THE NEXT HALF HOUR, WE'LL TOGETHER STUDY
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 1 TO DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY
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  • ABOUT SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS AND WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE
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  • WHO CONSCIOUSLY REJECT GOD'S TRUTH.
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  • MY MESSAGE TODAY IS CALLED, "WHEN GOD LETS GO"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • NEXT TO JESUS CHRIST, THE APOSTLE PAUL IS THE SINGLE
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  • MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • AND IN DR. JEFFRESS' 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 AMAZING GRACE
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  • IN THE VERY PLACE WHERE PAUL CARRIED OUT
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  • HIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • REQUEST THE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL
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  • DVD TEACHING SET WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • THE WHOLE CONTROVERSY REGARDING DUCK DYNASTY STAR
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  • PHIL ROBERTSON AND HIS COMMENTS ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY,
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  • THE WHOLE CONTROVERSY WAS INTERESTING TO ME
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  • ON A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT LEVELS.
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  • BUT PERHAPS THE MOST INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT IN
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  • THAT CONTROVERSY WAS WHEN A WELL-RESPECTED NEWS
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  • ORGANIZATION UNCOVERED WHAT THEY WERE SURE WAS THE SMOKING GUN
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  • THAT PROVED PHIL ROBERTSON WAS NOTHING BUT A HOMOPHOBIC BIGOT.
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  • THEY DISCOVERED A VIDEO FROM SEVERAL YEARS AGO OF
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  • PHIL ROBERTSON PREACHING AT A PENNSYLVANIA CHURCH.
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  • AND DURING PHIL ROBERTSON'S SERMON,
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  • HE TALKED ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY; AND HE DESCRIBED IT AS
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  • UNNATURAL, MEN WITH MEN COMMITTING INDECENT ACTS
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  • AND RECEIVING IN THEIR BODIES THE DUE PENALTY OF THEIR ERROR;
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  • AND GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A DEPRAVED MIND TO DO THOSE
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  • THINGS WHICH WERE UNNATURAL.
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  • THE WRITERS AT HUFFINGTON POST, THE BROADCASTERS
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  • AT TMZ, AND CNN, AND ALL THE OTHER OUTLETS
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  • THEY WERE SO BIBLICALLY ILLITERATE
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  • THAT THEY DIDN'T REALIZE PHIL ROBERTSON WAS
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  • SIMPLY QUOTING VERBATIM ROMANS CHAPTER 1.
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  • THE PASSAGE FROM GOD'S WORD WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY.
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 1 IS A SCATHING INDICTMENT
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  • AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY, BUT IT'S MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 1 HAS A MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US
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  • HETEROSEXUALS AND HOMOSEXUALS ALIKE.
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  • IT IS A SOBERING TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH IS THIS:
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  • THOSE WHO ABANDON GOD WILL BE ABANDONED BY GOD
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  • TO THEIR OWN SELF-DESTRUCTION.
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  • THAT IS THE THEME OF ROMANS CHAPTER 1.
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  • I INVITE YOU TO TAKE YOUR BIBLES WHETHER YOU'RE HERE,
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  • YOU ARE LISTENING OR WATCHING ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY -
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  • TURN TO ROMANS CHAPTER 1 AS WE DISCOVER WHAT HAPPENS
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  • WHEN GOD LETS GO.
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  • LOOK AT CHAPTER 1, VERSE 24, "THEREFORE,"
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  • NOW ANY TIME YOU READ THE BIBLE AND YOU SEE THE WORD "THEREFORE"
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  • ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION: WHAT IS THAT "THEREFORE" THERE FOR?
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  • IT ALWAYS RELATES BACK TO SOMETHING THAT
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  • WAS PREVIOUSLY SAID.
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  • PAUL SAYS IN LIGHT OF THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED,
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  • REJECTED, AND REPLACED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD,
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  • GOD GAVE THEM OVER INTO LUST OF THEIR HEARTS TO IMPURITY
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  • THAT THEIR BODIES MIGHT BE DISHONORED AMONG THEM.
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  • DO YOU REMEMBER IN VERSE 18 GOD SAID FOR THE WRATH OF GOD
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  • IS BEING REVEALED AGAINST ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS AND
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  • UNGODLINESS OF MEN WHO STIFLE, WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH?
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  • PAUL SAYS GOD'S ANGER IS NOW BEING POURED OUT.
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  • IT'S NOT THAT GOD IS JUST GOING TO WAIT AND JUDGE THEM
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  • AT SOME FUTURE DAY - HE'S GOING TO DO THAT AT THE GREAT
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  • WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT - BUT THE BIBLE SAYS RIGHT NOW GOD
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  • IS JUDGING THOSE WHO REJECT THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIMSELF.
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  • HOW IS HE DOING THAT?
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  • WELL VERSE 24 SAYS HE'S DOING IT BY GIVING THEM OVER.
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  • THAT WORD "GAVE OVER" IS THE GREEK WORD PARADIDOMI.
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  • SOMETIMES PARADIDOMI MEANS A DIRECT DISPATCHING OF ONE
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  • PERSON TO ANOTHER LOCATION.
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  • BUT A SECOND MEANING OF PARADIDOMI IS SIMPLY TO
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  • "LET GO OF," TO ABANDON A PERSON.
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  • AND THAT'S HOW PAUL IS USING THE WORD HERE.
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  • BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE HAVE REJECTED GOD,
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  • GOD HAS LET GO OF THEM.
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  • HE HAS ABANDONED THEM TO FOLLOW THE DESIRES
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  • OF THEIR OWN HEART.
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  • NOW IRONICALLY, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE UNBELIEVER
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  • THINKS HE WANTS.
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  • HE THINKS HE WANTS TO BE UNSHACKLED FROM THE IDEA OF A
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  • GOD WHO JUDGES AND HAS A LIST OF OBLIGATIONS.
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  • THE UNBELIEVER SAYS: I WILL FREE MYSELF FROM THIS GOD,
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  • AND FOLLOW THE DESIRES OF MY HEART.
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  • BUT WHEN HE DOES THAT, HE DISCOVERS THAT FREEDOM FROM
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  • GOD IS NOT ALL THAT IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE.
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  • WHEN YOU ABANDON GOD AND FOLLOW THE DESIRES OF YOUR
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  • OWN HEART IT ALWAYS LEADS YOU DOWNWARD,
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  • IT NEVER LEADS YOU UPWARD.
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  • THERE IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE AT WORK CALLED SIN,
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  • AND WHENEVER GOD LETS GO OF US TO FOLLOW THE INCLINATION
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  • OF OUR HEART THE PATH IS ALWAYS DOWNWARD.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE SEE IN THIS PASSAGE.
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  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE WHERE FREEDOM FROM GOD LEADS.
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  • WHEN A PERSON SAYS: I WANT TO BE UNSHACKLED FROM GOD.
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  • I WANT HIM TO LET GO OF ME.
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  • I WANT TO FOLLOW MY OWN INCLINATIONS -
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  • NOTICE WHAT HAPPENS.
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  • GOD GIVES SUCH A PERSON OVER.
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  • THIS DOWNWARD PATH MANIFESTS ITSELF IN THREE WAYS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, GOD ABANDONS UNBELIEVERS TO IMMORALITY.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 24 AND 25, "THEREFORE GOD GAVE THEM OVER
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  • IN THE LUSTS OF THEIR HEARTS TO IMPURITY,
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  • THAT THEIR BODIES MIGHT BE DISHONORED AMONG THEM.
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  • FOR THEY EXCHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD FOR A LIE,
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  • AND WORSHIPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE RATHER THAN THE
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  • CREATOR, WHO IS BLESSED FOREVER. AMEN."
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  • THIS WORD "IMPURITY" IS A GENERAL TERM
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  • FOR SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • I THINK IT IS SIGNIFICANT THAT THIS PASSAGE THAT DESCRIBES
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  • THE PERSON WHO ABANDONS GOD, AND IS ABANDONED BY GOD PLACES
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  • SUCH AN EMPHASIS ON SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • PEOPLE SAY: WELL, ISN'T ALL SIN SIN?
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  • WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT SEXUAL IMMORALITY?
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  • I MEAN LYING'S WRONG, COVETOUSNESS IS WRONG.
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  • WHY IS THERE SUCH AN EMPHASIS ON SEXUAL IMMORALITY IN THE BIBLE?
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  • BECAUSE SEXUAL IMMORALITY IS A SPECIAL KIND OF SIN
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  • IN THAT IT IS SPECIAL KIND OF REBELLION AGAINST GOD,
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  • AND IT REPRESENTS A CERTAIN DESTRUCTION OF OUR OWN.
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  • LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT I MEAN.
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  • HOW IS SEXUAL SIN REBELLIOUS?
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  • GOD'S THE ONE WHO CREATED SEX.
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  • DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?
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  • MAN DIDN'T THINK IT UP.
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  • GOD THOUGHT IT UP.
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  • GOD THOUGHT UP THE IDEA OF SEX.
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  • HE CREATED IT TO BE A GIFT TO US.
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  • BUT ALONG WITH THAT GIFT THERE WERE
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  • SOME STIPULATIONS TO THE GIFT.
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  • HE SAID: SEX IS A GIFT FROM ME THAT OPERATES BEST BETWEEN A
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  • MAN AND A WOMAN IN A MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP THAT'S FOREVER.
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  • THOSE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT CAME ON THE BOX, SO TO SPEAK.
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  • YOU CAN UNWRAP THIS GIFT.
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  • YOU CAN USE IT, BUT HERE ARE THE DIRECTIONS OF HOW TO USE IT.
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  • BUT WHENEVER WE PERVERT GOD'S GIFT OF SEX,
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  • WE TWIST IT THROUGH PREMARITAL SEX,
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  • OR ADULTERY, OR HOMOSEXUALITY - IT IS A REBELLION.
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  • IT'S LIKE SAYING: GOD, WE DON'T LIKE YOUR GIFT;
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  • WE'RE GOING TO TWIST IT, AND USE IT THE WAY WE WANT TO.
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  • IT IS REBELLIOUS.
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  • BUT IT IS, SECONDLY, VERY, VERY DESTRUCTIVE UNLIKE OTHER SINS.
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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 6:18 PAUL SAYS,
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  • "FLEE IMMORALITY.
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  • FOR EVERY OTHER SIN THAT A MAN COMMITS IS OUTSIDE THE BODY,
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  • BUT THE IMMORAL MAN SINS AGAINST HIS OWN BODY."
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  • WHEN YOU SIN SEXUALLY, YOU'RE NOT ONLY SINNING AGAINST GOD,
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  • YOU'RE SINNING AGAINST YOUR OWN BODY.
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  • HOW IS THAT?
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  • YOU KNOW IF YOU TAKE YOUR HAND AND YOU PUT IT NEAR A FIRE
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO RECOIL.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO SENSE THE HEAT AND PULL YOUR HAND BACK.
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  • WHY?
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  • BECAUSE GOD HAS PLACED NERVE ENDINGS IN YOUR HAND THAT MAKE
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  • IT SENSITIVE TO HEAT.
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN YOU DISOBEY GOD,
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  • ESPECIALLY IN THE SEXUAL ARENA,
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  • THERE IS THIS LITTLE VOICE THAT TELLS YOU,
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  • IT'S CALLED A CONSCIENCE, THAT WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS WRONG.
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  • IMAGINE TAKING A BRANDING IRON, AND PLACING IT ON
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  • YOUR HAND, AND PRESSING IN ON IT UNTIL YOUR
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  • NERVE ENDINGS WERE DESTROYED.
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  • WHEN YOU DISOBEY GOD, ESPECIALLY
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  • IN THE SEXUAL ARENA, OVER AND OVER AGAIN
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  • IT HARDENS YOUR CONSCIENCE SO THAT YOU
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  • CAN'T FEEL ANYTHING ANY LONGER AND YOU ENGAGE IN BEHAVIORS
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  • THAT WILL ULTIMATELY DESTROY YOU.
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  • WHEN PEOPLE ABANDON GOD, GOD ABANDONS THEM TO FOLLOW THE
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  • DESIRES OF THEIR HEART; AND THE FIRST STOP ON THAT
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  • DOWNWARD PATH IS IMMORALITY.
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  • BUT IT DOESN'T STOP THERE.
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  • SECONDLY, GOD ABANDONS UNBELIEVERS TO ABNORMALITY.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 26-27, "FOR THIS REASON GOD GAVE THEM OVER
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  • TO DEGRADING PASSIONS; FOR THEIR WOMEN EXCHANGED THE
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  • NATURAL FUNCTION FOR THAT WHICH IS UNNATURAL,
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  • AND IN THE SAME WAY ALSO THE MEN ABANDONED THE NATURAL
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  • FUNCTION OF THE WOMAN AND BURNED IN THEIR DESIRE TOWARD
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  • ONE ANOTHER, MEN WITH MEN COMMITTING INDECENT ACTS AND
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  • RECEIVING IN THEIR OWN PERSONS THE DUE PENALTY OF THEIR ERROR."
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  • NOW OBVIOUSLY PAUL IS TALKING ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY HERE.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD PEOPLE SAY:
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  • WELL, IT'S JUST THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT
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  • CONDEMNS HOMOSEXUALITY, NOT THE NEW TESTAMENT?
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  • HAVE YOU HEARD THAT BEFORE?
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  • WELL HERE IS ONE OF MANY INSTANCES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • WHERE GOD SAYS HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN.
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  • OR HAVE YOU HEARD PEOPLE SAY: WELL,
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  • HOMOSEXUALITY IS OKAY AS LONG AS THE HOMOSEXUALS ARE
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  • MONOGAMOUS AND FAITHFUL TO ONE ANOTHER?
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  • THERE'S NO ALLOWANCE FOR THAT IN HERE EITHER.
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  • WILL YOU NOTICE THAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS THE HOMOSEXUAL ACT
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  • IS BOTH THE CAUSE OF GOD'S JUDGMENT,
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  • AND IT IS THE RESULT OF THE GOD'S JUDGMENT?
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  • ISN'T THAT INTERESTING?
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  • ENGAGING IN HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVITY NOT ONLY IS THE CAUSE
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  • OF GOD'S JUDGMENT, IT IS THE RESULT OF GOD'S JUDGMENT.
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  • THE PERSON WHO ENGAGES IN THIS KIND OF PERVERSION IS SOMEBODY
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  • WHO IS UNDER THE JUDGMENT OF GOD.
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  • THE HOMOSEXUAL DOES WHAT HE DOES BECAUSE HE HAS ABANDONED
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  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD.
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  • HE HAS REJECTED IT, AND HE HAS REPLACED WITH
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  • A GOD OF HIS OWN MAKING.
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  • NOW SOME PEOPLE WILL SAY
  • 00:12:01.110 --> 00:12:03.080
  • AND I'M SURE I'LL HEAR FROM THEM THIS WEEK:
  • 00:12:03.090 --> 00:12:04.210
  • OH PASTOR, NOW THAT'S JUST NOT RIGHT.
  • 00:12:04.220 --> 00:12:06.260
  • I KNOW MANY HOMOSEXUALS WHO ARE CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:12:06.270 --> 00:12:10.040
  • I KNOW HOMOSEXUALS WHO WORSHIP GOD
  • 00:12:10.050 --> 00:12:12.290
  • JUST LIKE YOU AND I DO.
  • 00:12:13.000 --> 00:12:14.100
  • I DEBATED THROUGH THE YEARS HOMOSEXUAL PASTORS.
  • 00:12:14.110 --> 00:12:17.130
  • THERE WAS ONE I USED TO DEBATE HERE IN DALLAS,
  • 00:12:17.140 --> 00:12:19.130
  • A LESBIAN PASTOR, OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
  • 00:12:19.140 --> 00:12:22.000
  • AND SHE WOULD SAY TO ME ALL THE TIME:
  • 00:12:22.010 --> 00:12:23.250
  • NOW DR. JEFFRESS, WE WORSHIP THE SAME GOD YOU DO.
  • 00:12:23.260 --> 00:12:27.240
  • OH, NO YOU DON'T.
  • 00:12:27.250 --> 00:12:32.170
  • THE GOD THAT HOMOSEXUALS SAY THEY WORSHIP
  • 00:12:32.180 --> 00:12:35.290
  • IS NOT THE GOD OF THE BIBLE.
  • 00:12:36.000 --> 00:12:38.140
  • IT IS THE GOD OF THEIR OWN MAKING.
  • 00:12:38.150 --> 00:12:41.160
  • THEY HAVE CREATED GOD IN THEIR OWN IMAGE.
  • 00:12:41.170 --> 00:12:44.210
  • THEY HAVE IMAGINED GOD TO BE A SOVEREIGN WHO APPROVES
  • 00:12:44.220 --> 00:12:48.140
  • OF EVERYTHING, AND CONDEMNS NOTHING.
  • 00:12:48.150 --> 00:12:51.170
  • BUT THAT IS NOT THE GOD OF THE BIBLE,
  • 00:12:51.180 --> 00:12:54.130
  • WHO SAYS: BE YE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY.
  • 00:12:54.140 --> 00:12:57.210
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN A PERSON ABANDONS GOD,
  • 00:12:57.220 --> 00:13:00.210
  • GOD ABANDONS THEM TO IMMORALITY,
  • 00:13:00.220 --> 00:13:04.080
  • TO ABNORMALITY; AND THIRDLY, HE SAYS HE ABANDONS
  • 00:13:04.090 --> 00:13:07.250
  • UNBELIEVERS TO DEPRAVITY.
  • 00:13:07.260 --> 00:13:10.140
  • LOOK AT VERSE 28.
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:12.060
  • WHEN A PERSON HAS REJECTED GOD,
  • 00:13:12.070 --> 00:13:14.120
  • AND REPLACED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD WITH A FALSE GOD
  • 00:13:14.130 --> 00:13:17.100
  • SOMETIMES IT DOES LEAD TO HOMOSEXUALITY,
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:19.170
  • BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY SIN THAT IT LEADS TO.
  • 00:13:19.180 --> 00:13:21.250
  • LOOK AT VERSES 28-32, "AND JUST AS THEY DID NOT SEE FIT
  • 00:13:21.260 --> 00:13:26.110
  • TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD ANY LONGER, GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A
  • 00:13:26.120 --> 00:13:29.200
  • DEPRAVED MIND, TO DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT PROPER,
  • 00:13:29.210 --> 00:13:33.110
  • BEING FILLED WITH ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:13:33.120 --> 00:13:36.010
  • WICKEDNESS, GREED, EVIL; FULL OF ENVY,
  • 00:13:36.020 --> 00:13:38.180
  • MURDER, STRIFE, DECEIT, MALICE;
  • 00:13:38.190 --> 00:13:40.250
  • THEY ARE GOSSIPS, SLANDERERS, HATERS OF GOD,
  • 00:13:40.260 --> 00:13:42.290
  • INSOLENT, ARROGANT, BOASTFUL, INVENTORS OF EVIL,
  • 00:13:43.000 --> 00:13:45.270
  • DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING,
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:49.030
  • UNTRUSTWORTHY, UNLOVING, AND UNMERCIFUL;
  • 00:13:49.040 --> 00:13:54.140
  • AND ALTHOUGH THEY KNOW THE ORDINANCES OF GOD,
  • 00:13:54.150 --> 00:13:57.160
  • THAT THOSE WHO PRACTICE SUCH THINGS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH,
  • 00:13:57.170 --> 00:14:00.180
  • THEY NOT ONLY DO THE SAME, BUT THEY ALSO GIVE HEARTY APPROVAL
  • 00:14:00.190 --> 00:14:05.140
  • TO THOSE WHO PRACTICE THEM."
  • 00:14:05.150 --> 00:14:08.100
  • TIME DOESN'T ALLOW US TO LOOK AT EACH OF THESE.
  • 00:14:08.110 --> 00:14:10.270
  • THEY ARE MAINLY SELF-EVIDENT, BUT I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THE
  • 00:14:10.280 --> 00:14:14.000
  • LAST TWO EXPRESSIONS IN VERSE 31 OF A PERSON WHO
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:18.240
  • HAS ABANDONED GOD, THE KIND OF DEPRAVITY THAT HE FALLS INTO.
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:24.070
  • HE USES THE WORD "UNLOVING," VERSE 31.
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:27.220
  • THEY BECOME UNLOVING.
  • 00:14:27.230 --> 00:14:29.030
  • NOW THAT SEEMS LIKE A HARMLESS WORD - UNLOVING.
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:32.060
  • BUT THIS WORD IN GREEK REFERS TO
  • 00:14:32.070 --> 00:14:34.150
  • AN UNNATURAL FAMILY RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:14:34.160 --> 00:14:39.130
  • I READ RECENTLY OF A GREAT ILLUSTRATION OF THAT.
  • 00:14:40.090 --> 00:14:43.260
  • A MOTHER WHO JUST GAVE BIRTH TO AN INFANT DAUGHTER,
  • 00:14:43.270 --> 00:14:47.230
  • AS SOON AS THAT DAUGHTER WAS BORN THE MOTHER TOOK DUCT TAPE
  • 00:14:47.240 --> 00:14:52.280
  • AND PLACED IT OVER THE INFANT'S MOUTH,
  • 00:14:52.290 --> 00:14:56.040
  • AND DROPPED THE INFANT IN A GARBAGE DUMPSTER.
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:15:00.180
  • NOW THAT IS UNNATURAL.
  • 00:15:00.190 --> 00:15:03.150
  • THAT IS UNLOVING.
  • 00:15:03.160 --> 00:15:05.290
  • WHAT IS IT THAT POSSESSES A MOTHER TO DO THAT?
  • 00:15:06.000 --> 00:15:08.190
  • AND YOU SAY: THAT IS AWFUL.
  • 00:15:08.200 --> 00:15:10.060
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT IS NO MORE HEINOUS THAN A MOTHER
  • 00:15:10.070 --> 00:15:13.080
  • MAKING THE CHOICE TO BUTCHER HER OWN BABY WHILE IN THE WOMB
  • 00:15:13.090 --> 00:15:17.080
  • THROUGH ABORTION.
  • 00:15:17.090 --> 00:15:18.000
  • IT IS ALL THE SAME THING.
  • 00:15:18.010 --> 00:15:19.270
  • IT IS A SIGN OF A DEPRAVED MIND THAT WOULD TAKE
  • 00:15:19.280 --> 00:15:23.200
  • THE LIFE OF A CHILD.
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:25.170
  • THAT'S WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT HERE, UNLOVING.
  • 00:15:25.180 --> 00:15:27.270
  • AND THEN HE USES THE WORD IN VERSE 31 "UNMERCIFUL."
  • 00:15:27.280 --> 00:15:31.180
  • THAT WORD MEANS RUTHLESS.
  • 00:15:31.190 --> 00:15:34.070
  • IT MEANS WITHOUT MERCY.
  • 00:15:34.080 --> 00:15:37.050
  • I READ NOT LONG AGO OF A CHILD MOLESTER WHO ESCAPED FROM
  • 00:15:37.060 --> 00:15:41.240
  • JAIL, AND THE AUTHORITIES WERE PARTICULARLY INTENT ON
  • 00:15:41.250 --> 00:15:46.250
  • CAPTURING THIS MAN BECAUSE OF WHAT HE HAD DESCRIBED TO
  • 00:15:46.260 --> 00:15:50.140
  • COUNSELORS WAS HIS FANTASY.
  • 00:15:50.150 --> 00:15:53.110
  • THIS MAN FANTASIZED OVER AND OVER AGAIN ABOUT KIDNAPPING
  • 00:15:53.120 --> 00:15:57.130
  • LITTLE GIRLS, RAPING THEM, TORTURING THEM,
  • 00:15:57.140 --> 00:16:01.120
  • AND THEN ELECTROCUTING THEM TO DEATH.
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:04.210
  • YOU SAY: THAT'S SICK!
  • 00:16:05.130 --> 00:16:08.080
  • YES, IT IS SICK.
  • 00:16:08.090 --> 00:16:10.080
  • IT IS SICKNESS, BUT WHERE DOES THE SICKNESS COME FROM?
  • 00:16:10.090 --> 00:16:13.270
  • IT COMES FROM A MAN THAT HAS ABANDONED GOD,
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:16.270
  • AND HAS BEEN ABANDONED BY GOD.
  • 00:16:16.280 --> 00:16:20.130
  • THE DOWNWARD PATH THAT LEADS US AWAY FROM GOD
  • 00:16:20.140 --> 00:16:23.100
  • ALWAYS RESULTS IN IMMORALITY, ABNORMALITY, AND DEPRAVITY.
  • 00:16:23.110 --> 00:16:28.180
  • BUT WILL YOU NOTICE THE CLIMAX OF THIS DOWNWARD PATH.
  • 00:16:28.190 --> 00:16:33.020
  • IT IS NOT HOMOSEXUALITY.
  • 00:16:33.030 --> 00:16:35.110
  • IT IS NOT BEING UNLOVING AND UNMERCIFUL.
  • 00:16:35.120 --> 00:16:38.150
  • THE FINAL THING HE SAYS IN VERSE 32 IS,
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:41.200
  • "NOT ONLY DO PEOPLE PRACTICE THESE THINGS, BUT THEY GIVE
  • 00:16:41.210 --> 00:16:45.270
  • HEARTY APPROVAL TO THOSE WHO PRACTICE THEM AS WELL."
  • 00:16:45.280 --> 00:16:49.290
  • THAT IS, THE FINAL SIGN OF BEING ABANDONED BY GOD IS
  • 00:16:50.000 --> 00:16:53.250
  • THAT YOU APPLAUD THAT WHICH GOD ABSOLUTELY HATES.
  • 00:16:53.260 --> 00:16:58.120
  • AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING
  • 00:16:58.130 --> 00:17:00.230
  • IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:00.240 --> 00:17:03.010
  • WE ARE CONDONING WHAT GOD HAS CONDEMNED.
  • 00:17:03.020 --> 00:17:06.270
  • WE ARE CALLING NATURAL WHAT GOD CALLS UNNATURAL.
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:11.020
  • WE ARE CALLING GOOD WHAT GOD SAYS IS EVIL,
  • 00:17:11.030 --> 00:17:15.220
  • AND GOD HAS TAKEN HIS HANDS, HE HAS REMOVED THE RESTRAINTS
  • 00:17:15.230 --> 00:17:19.150
  • AND HE IS ALLOWING US TO FOLLOW THE DOWNWARD PATH
  • 00:17:19.160 --> 00:17:22.120
  • TO OUR OWN DESTRUCTION.
  • 00:17:22.130 --> 00:17:24.270
  • THAT MAY BE TRUE OF YOU.
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:27.070
  • MAYBE YOUR DOWNWARD PATH HAS LED YOU INTO SEXUAL
  • 00:17:27.080 --> 00:17:30.090
  • IMMORALITY; OR MAYBE IT'S TAKEN A DIFFERENT FORM IN YOUR
  • 00:17:30.100 --> 00:17:33.230
  • LIFE; ADDICTIONS IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU JUST CAN'T OVERCOME;
  • 00:17:33.240 --> 00:17:38.210
  • OR JUST A GENERAL SENSE OF DESPAIR YOU THINK YOU HAVE
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:41.250
  • BEEN ABANDONED BY GOD.
  • 00:17:41.260 --> 00:17:43.280
  • IS THERE ANY WAY TO REVERSE THAT
  • 00:17:43.290 --> 00:17:46.040
  • AND START ON THE PATH UP TOWARD GOD?
  • 00:17:46.050 --> 00:17:49.090
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE IS.
  • 00:17:49.100 --> 00:17:51.180
  • REMEMBER THE STORY, AGAIN, OF THE PRODIGAL SON?
  • 00:17:51.190 --> 00:17:54.140
  • THERE HE WAS IN THE FAR COUNTRY,
  • 00:17:54.150 --> 00:17:56.090
  • FAR AWAY FROM HIS FATHER, LIVING IN DEPRAVITY,
  • 00:17:56.100 --> 00:17:59.080
  • DESPAIR, DEPRESSION; EATING THE SLOP THAT
  • 00:17:59.090 --> 00:18:02.230
  • WAS ONLY MEANT FOR THE PIGS.
  • 00:18:02.240 --> 00:18:04.240
  • AND YET THE BIBLE SAYS ONE DAY HE CAME TO HIMSELF,
  • 00:18:04.250 --> 00:18:08.270
  • AND HE SAID: I DON'T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS ANY LONGER.
  • 00:18:08.280 --> 00:18:12.030
  • I WILL GET UP AND I WILL GO BACK TO MY FATHER.
  • 00:18:12.040 --> 00:18:15.170
  • IN LUKE 15:20 SAYS, "AND HE GOT UP AND CAME TO HIS FATHER.
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:21.130
  • BUT WHILE HE WAS STILL A LONG WAY OFF,
  • 00:18:21.140 --> 00:18:24.060
  • HIS FATHER SAW HIM AND FELT COMPASSION FOR HIM,
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:27.290
  • AND RAN AND EMBRACED HIM AND KISSED HIM."
  • 00:18:28.000 --> 00:18:32.070
  • THE SON STARTED WALKING TOWARD THE FATHER.
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:35.080
  • BUT THE FATHER WHO HAD SEARCHED THE HORIZON EVERY DAY
  • 00:18:35.090 --> 00:18:38.020
  • FOR ANY SIGN OF HIS SON, ONE DAY HE SAW HIS BOY ON THE HORIZON.
  • 00:18:38.030 --> 00:18:42.220
  • AND WHEN THE SON WAS WALKING,
  • 00:18:42.230 --> 00:18:44.070
  • THE FATHER STARTED RUNNING TO HIS SON.
  • 00:18:44.080 --> 00:18:47.090
  • HE HUGGED HIM.
  • 00:18:47.100 --> 00:18:48.120
  • HE EMBRACED HIM, AND HE FORGAVE HIM.
  • 00:18:48.130 --> 00:18:51.110
  • AND GOD WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:53.210
  • IF YOU'RE WILLING TO TAKE THAT ONE STEP TOWARD GOD,
  • 00:18:53.220 --> 00:18:57.120
  • CONFESS YOUR SIN, PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:18:57.130 --> 00:19:00.260
  • GOD WILL COME RUNNING TOWARD YOU,
  • 00:19:00.270 --> 00:19:03.000
  • READY TO FORGIVE ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE.
  • 00:19:03.010 --> 00:19:07.030
  • PASTOR, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE
  • 00:19:07.040 --> 00:19:09.030
  • DEPRAVITY I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN.
  • 00:19:09.040 --> 00:19:13.040
  • I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
  • 00:19:13.050 --> 00:19:15.050
  • I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN ADDICTION.
  • 00:19:15.060 --> 00:19:18.010
  • I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN ALL KINDS OF SIN -
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:20.050
  • GOD COULD NEVER FORGIVE ME, COULD HE?
  • 00:19:20.060 --> 00:19:22.170
  • I WANT YOU TO TURN OVER TO 1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 6 VERSES 9 AND 10.
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:27.250
  • WORDS OF TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS HOPE FOR ANY OF YOU
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:31.120
  • WHO FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN ABANDONED BY GOD. LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:19:31.130 --> 00:19:34.240
  • PAUL WRITES, "OR DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS
  • 00:19:34.250 --> 00:19:39.170
  • SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
  • 00:19:39.180 --> 00:19:42.120
  • DO NOT BE DECEIVED; FOR NEITHER FORNICATORS,"
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:45.090
  • THAT IS THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN PREMARITAL SEX,
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:48.000
  • "NOR IDOLATERS, NOR ADULTERERS,
  • 00:19:48.010 --> 00:19:50.240
  • NOR EFFEMINATE, NOR HOMOSEXUALS,
  • 00:19:50.250 --> 00:19:53.110
  • NOR THIEVES, NOR THE COVETOUS, NOR DRUNKARDS,
  • 00:19:53.120 --> 00:19:55.280
  • NOR REVILERS, NOR SWINDLERS,
  • 00:19:55.290 --> 00:19:57.260
  • SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD."
  • 00:19:57.270 --> 00:20:00.150
  • NOW SOME PEOPLE PUT A PERIOD RIGHT THERE
  • 00:20:00.160 --> 00:20:02.090
  • AND THEY DON'T READ IT ANY FURTHER.
  • 00:20:02.100 --> 00:20:04.160
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE TRUTH IS EVERY ONE OF US
  • 00:20:04.170 --> 00:20:06.270
  • IS GUILTY OF ONE OR MORE OF THESE SINS.
  • 00:20:06.280 --> 00:20:09.250
  • AND THAT'S WHY NONE OF US CAN MAKE IT TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:09.260 --> 00:20:13.010
  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS SHUT OFF FROM US.
  • 00:20:13.020 --> 00:20:15.150
  • THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO GET TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:20.080
  • BUT THERE'S SOMETHING GOD CAN DO FOR US
  • 00:20:20.090 --> 00:20:22.060
  • TO MAKE SURE WE GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:23.150
  • LOOK AT VERSE 11. I LOVE THESE WORDS.
  • 00:20:23.160 --> 00:20:25.280
  • PAUL SAYS, "AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU."
  • 00:20:25.290 --> 00:20:30.000
  • SOME OF YOU, CORINTHIANS WERE ADULTERERS, COVETOUS,
  • 00:20:30.010 --> 00:20:33.070
  • IDOLATERS, HOMOSEXUALS, "SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU;
  • 00:20:33.080 --> 00:20:36.020
  • BUT YOU WERE WASHED, YOU WERE SANCTIFIED,
  • 00:20:36.030 --> 00:20:39.260
  • YOU WERE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:20:39.270 --> 00:20:42.230
  • AND IN THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD."
  • 00:20:42.240 --> 00:20:45.230
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, REGARDLESS OF YOUR SIN,
  • 00:20:45.240 --> 00:20:48.120
  • REGARDLESS OF THE DEPRAVITY YOU'VE EXPERIENCED YOUR SINS
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:52.140
  • ARE NOT TOO NUMEROUS; THEY ARE NOT TOO SERIOUS NOT TO BE
  • 00:20:52.150 --> 00:20:56.160
  • CLEANSED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:56.170 --> 00:20:59.080
  • THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CAN WASH US
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:02.000
  • FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:21:02.010 --> 00:21:04.010
  • THAT IS THE TRUTH.
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:05.170
  • THAT IS THE HOPE THAT WE ALL HAVE.
  • 00:21:05.180 --> 00:21:07.220
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT THAT WE SERVE THAT KIND OF GOD?
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:11.070
  • DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
  • 00:21:11.080 --> 00:21:13.210
  • GOD IS WILLING TO FORGIVE YOU.
  • 00:21:13.220 --> 00:21:15.210
  • WHENEVER I THINK ABOUT THAT TRUTH,
  • 00:21:15.220 --> 00:21:18.080
  • I THINK ABOUT THE STORY OF JOHN NEWTON WHO WROTE AMAZING GRACE.
  • 00:21:18.090 --> 00:21:22.230
  • YOU KNOW THE STORY OF JOHN NEWTON.
  • 00:21:22.240 --> 00:21:24.290
  • HE WAS AN INFIDEL, HE WAS A SLAVE TRADER,
  • 00:21:25.000 --> 00:21:28.120
  • HE WAS INVOLVED IN EVERY KIND OF DEBAUCHERY IMAGINABLE
  • 00:21:28.130 --> 00:21:31.160
  • UNTIL GOD REACHED DOWN AND SAVED HIM.
  • 00:21:31.170 --> 00:21:33.170
  • AND NOT ONLY DID GOD SAVE JOHN NEWTON,
  • 00:21:33.180 --> 00:21:36.070
  • HE CALLED HIM TO BE A PASTOR, A PREACHER OF THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:21:36.080 --> 00:21:40.250
  • SOME YEARS AGO, A GROUP OF US WENT TO
  • 00:21:40.260 --> 00:21:44.030
  • OLNEY, ENGLAND WHERE JOHN NEWTON PASTORED.
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:48.150
  • NOW I REMEMBER WALKING INTO HIS CHURCH.
  • 00:21:48.160 --> 00:21:50.150
  • IT HAD A BIG PULPIT WAY UP THERE,
  • 00:21:50.160 --> 00:21:53.030
  • AND I CLIMBED UP THE STEPS AND OPENED THE BIBLE,
  • 00:21:53.040 --> 00:21:55.200
  • AND READ FROM A PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE - EPHESIANS 2 -
  • 00:21:55.210 --> 00:21:59.260
  • ABOUT GOD BEING RICH IN MERCY, ABLE TO SAVE US THROUGH GRACE.
  • 00:21:59.270 --> 00:22:03.280
  • AND AFTER WE FINISHED IN THAT LITTLE CHAPEL,
  • 00:22:03.290 --> 00:22:07.110
  • WE WALKED OUTSIDE TO THE CEMETERY BEHIND THE CHURCH
  • 00:22:07.120 --> 00:22:10.170
  • WHERE JOHN NEWTON IS BURIED.
  • 00:22:10.180 --> 00:22:12.260
  • WE STOOD IN FRONT OF HIS GRAVE, AND THERE WAS HIS TOMBSTONE.
  • 00:22:12.270 --> 00:22:17.060
  • AND IT MADE SUCH AN IMPRESSION ON ME I TOOK A PICTURE OF IT
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:20.190
  • SO I COULD REMEMBER FOREVER WHAT THE WORD SAID.
  • 00:22:20.200 --> 00:22:23.260
  • JOHN NEWTON, ONCE AN INFIDEL AND LIBERTINE WAS
  • 00:22:23.270 --> 00:22:28.220
  • BY THE RICH MERCY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:22:28.230 --> 00:22:32.240
  • PRESERVED, RESTORED, PARDONED, AND APPOINTED
  • 00:22:32.250 --> 00:22:37.120
  • TO PREACH THE FAITH HE HAD LONG LABORED TO DESTROY.
  • 00:22:37.130 --> 00:22:43.130
  • NO WONDER NEWTON WAS THE ONE WHO WROTE THOSE WORDS:
  • 00:22:43.140 --> 00:22:47.070
  • AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND
  • 00:22:47.080 --> 00:22:51.040
  • THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME.
  • 00:22:51.050 --> 00:22:54.090
  • I ONCE WAS LOST, BUT NOW I'M FOUND;
  • 00:22:54.100 --> 00:22:57.190
  • WAS BLIND, BUT NOW I SEE.
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:23:01.230
  • LISTEN TO ME, IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW FAR YOU HAVE WANDERED AWAY,
  • 00:23:01.240 --> 00:23:06.190
  • YOU ARE NOT BEYOND THE REACH OF GOD'S AMAZING GRACE.
  • 00:23:06.200 --> 00:23:12.290
  • GOD ONLY GIVES UP ON THOSE WHO GIVE UP ON HIM.
  • 00:23:13.000 --> 00:23:17.240
  • MUSIC
  • 00:23:17.250 --> 00:23:24.190
  • GOD DEALS WITH THOSE WHO CONSCIOUSLY REJECT
  • 00:23:24.200 --> 00:23:27.110
  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUE GOD.
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  • PAUL WARNS US THAT GOD, WHO IS HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS,
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  • CANNOT IGNORE SIN AND EVENTUALLY ABANDONS THOSE
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  • WHO CONSCIOUSLY REJECT HIM.
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  • WELL, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A RESOURCE TO HELP YOU
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  • REACH OUT TO A LOST FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER,
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  • WALK IN SPIRITUAL VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • ONCE A KILLER OF CHRISTIANS, PAUL WAS
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  • COMMISSIONED BY JESUS HIMSELF TO BE A MISSIONARY
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  • TO THE GENTILES.
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  • AND HE SPENT THE REST OF HIS LIFE CRISSCROSSING
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  • THE ROMAN EMPIRE, SHARING THE GOOD NEWS WITH
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  • ANYONE 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 MESSENGER
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  • IN THE VERY PLACES WHERE HE CARRIED 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
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  • AND DENNIS SWANBERG'S COMEDY CONCERT!
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  • DENNIS SWANBERG: I MEAN I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT WRITING A BOOK.
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  • AND I WAS GOING TO ASK ROBERT JEFFRESS IF
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  • HE WOULD JOIN ME, BECAUSE HE'S BETTER KNOWN THAN I AM
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  • OUT THERE ON 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,
  • 00:25:05.090 --> 00:25:07.130
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THE GRACE-POWERED LIVING
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  • CD AND DVD TEACHING SET.
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  • THIS POWERFUL SERIES FROM DR. JEFFRESS
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  • ASKS AND ANSWERS IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT SIN,
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  • SALVATION, SUFFERING, HOLINESS,
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  • AND CONDEMNATION.
  • 00:25:20.040 --> 00:25:21.260
  • AND BECAUSE OF OUR LIGHT THE DARKNESS MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:24.180
  • 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
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY FOR YEARS TO COME.
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  • TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP TRANSFORM THE WORLD
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  • WITH GOD'S TRUTH... ONE LIFE AT A TIME.
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  • MUSIC
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  • HAVING RECEIVED, REJECTED, AND REPLACED THE KNOWLEDGE
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  • OF GOD, UNBELIEVING MAN IS ABANDONED AND GIVEN OVER
  • 00:25:48.060 --> 00:25:51.270
  • TO THE IMMORALITY, ABNORMALITY, AND DEPRAVITY
  • 00:25:51.280 --> 00:25:56.030
  • OF HIS OWN HEART AND THAT WHICH NO AMOUNT
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  • OF HUMAN WISDOM CAN REMEDY.
  • 00:25:58.230 --> 00:26:01.140
  • AS WE CONTINUE IN PAUL'S LETTER TO THE ROMANS,
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:04.160
  • WE'LL SEE HOW A DIFFERENT GROUP OF PEOPLE,
  • 00:26:04.170 --> 00:26:07.040
  • THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS, FARE IN GOD'S ECONOMY.
  • 00:26:07.050 --> 00:26:11.080
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT MESSAGE,
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  • "THE RELIGIOUS...RIGHT IN HELL."
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  • MUSIC
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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
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
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  • GRACE-POWERED LIVING TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:32.200 --> 00:26:36.170
  • BECAUSE OF OUR LIGHT THE DARKNESS MATCHING CHALLENGE,
  • 00:26:36.180 --> 00:26:39.080
  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:26:39.090 --> 00:26:41.140
  • WILL BE DOUBLED MAKING YOUR $100 GIFT BECOME $200
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  • OR YOUR $500 GIFT BECOME $1000.
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  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE TO GIVE TODAY!
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  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIME ON
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • WE ARE PERFORMING THE KIND OF JUDGMENT THAT ONLY GOD
  • 00:26:55.100 --> 00:27:00.020
  • CAN PERFORM WHEN WE SAY:
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  • THAT PERSON IS BEYOND REDEMPTION.
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  • THAT PERSON CAN NEVER BE FORGIVEN.
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  • JAMES SAID IN JAMES 4:12 "THERE IS ONLY ONE LAWGIVER
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  • AND JUDGE, THE ONE WHO IS ABLE TO SAVE AND TO
  • 00:27:13.020 --> 00:27:16.050
  • DESTROY, BUT WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE YOUR NEIGHBOR?"
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US AGAIN NEXT TIME FOR A MESSAGE CALLED,
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  • "THE RELIGIOUS...RIGHT IN HELL"
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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