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  • -THIS PRESENTATION IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FRIENDS OF THE
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  • AMAZING FACTS MINISTRY.
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  • -IN OUR MESSAGE TODAY WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE
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  • MYSTERY OF THE TRINITY. THERE ARE THREE DIVINE EQUAL,
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  • ETERNAL PERSONS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN YOUR CREATION
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  • AND IN YOUR REDEMPTION.
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  • -IN OUR MESSAGE TODAY WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE
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  • MYSTERY OF THE TRINITY. THE TRINITY IS PROBABLY ONE OF
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  • THE DEEPEST AND MOST SUBLIME, PROFOUND SUBJECTS THAT WE COULD
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  • EXPLORE. IN OUR PRAYER, PREPARING FOR THE
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  • SERVICE, OUR BROTHER JUST SAID 'WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO PASTOR
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  • DOUG EXPLAINING THIS MYSTERY.' I WANT TO TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, IT
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  • WILL STILL BE A MYSTERY WHEN THE SERMON IS OVER.
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  • SO I'M NOT GOING TO PRESUME THAT I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO UNLOCK
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  • ALL THE MYSTERIES OF GOD FOR YOU.
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  • THIS IS A MYSTERY THAT WE WILL DELVE INTO A LITTLE BIT TOGETHER
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  • AND THERE'LL BE MANY THINGS THAT ARE STILL VERY MYSTERIOUS
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  • ABOUT IT. IT'S LIKE YOU AND I TRYING TO
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  • LOOK AT THE COSMOS THROUGH A MAGNIFYING GLASS.
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  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE IT ALL IN.
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  • SO IN THE BIBLE, WHEN WE TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERY OF THE
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  • TRINITY, WE'RE VENTURING ON HOLY GROUND.
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  • IT PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR ME TO TAKE MY
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  • SHOES OFF DURING THIS SERMON. THE CARPET WOULD FEEL PRETTY
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  • GOOD, I KNOW, BUT IT MIGHT BE A DISTRACTION FOR YOU.
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  • BUT IT IS HOLY GROUND AND THE BIBLE'S PRETTY CLEAR:
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  • WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND GOD.
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  • LET ME JUST GIVE YOU A FEW VERSES.
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  • IN FACT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE A PENCIL HANDY, WE'LL BE LOOKING
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  • AT A LOT OF SCRIPTURE TODAY AND I'LL BE READING THEM QUICKLY
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  • SO AS TO COVER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
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  • "'FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NOR ARE YOUR WAYS MY
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  • WAYS,' SAYS THE LORD, 'FOR AS THE HEAVENS ARE HIGHER THAN THE
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  • EARTH, SO ARE MY WAYS HIGHER THAN YOUR WAYS, AND MY THOUGHTS
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  • THAN YOUR THOUGHTS.'" GOD IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN WE CAN
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  • COMPREHEND. PSALM 145, VERSE 3, "GREAT IS THE LORD, AND GREATLY
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  • TO BE PRAISED; AND HIS GREATNESS IS UNSEARCHABLE."
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  • NOW, YOU KNOW, IF WE'RE SAVED - AND I PRAY I AM - I PRAY YOU ARE
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  • - THAT'S WHY WE'RE ALL HERE, RIGHT?
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  • YOU'LL LIVE FOR HOW LONG? FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.
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  • WILL YOU EVER SAY 'I UNDERSTAND GOD'?
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  • SO IF THROUGH ETERNITY WE KNOW THAT WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO
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  • FULLY COMPREHEND GOD - YOU HAVE TO BE GOD TO UNDERSTAND GOD -
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  • THEN HOW MUCH CAN WE KNOW IN THIS LIFE?
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  • BUT THE LORD DOES WANT US TO KNOW WHAT HE'S REVEALED.
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  • BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A BIG SUBJECT AND WE'RE NOT
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  • CLAIMING THAT WE CAN UNPACK IT FOR YOU.
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  • AGAIN, ROMANS 11:33, "OH, THE DEPTH OF THE RICHES BOTH OF THE
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  • WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF GOD! HOW UNSEARCHABLE ARE HIS
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  • JUDGMENTS AND HIS WAYS PAST FINDING OUT?"
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  • PAST FINDING OUT. JOB 26:14, "INDEED THESE ARE THE
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  • MERE EDGES OF HIS WAYS, AND HOW SMALL A WHISPER WE HEAR OF HIM!
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  • BUT THE THUNDER OF HIS POWER WHO CAN UNDERSTAND?"
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  • HERE IN THIS WORLD WE JUST GET A FRAGMENT OF A WHISPER OF WHAT
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  • THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT GOD, BUT WHO CAN COMPREHEND THE THUNDER?
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  • 'WHAT'S THUNDER COMPARED TO A WHISPER?'
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  • - IS WHAT JOB IS SAYING. WHO CAN UNDERSTAND?
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  • JOHN WESLEY SAID, 'BRING ME A WORM THAT CAN COMPREHEND A MAN
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  • AND I'LL SHOW YOU A MAN THAT CAN COMPREHEND THE TRIUNE GOD.' SO I
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  • JUST WANTED TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK HERE THAT I'M NOT
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  • PRETENDING THAT I'M NOW GOING TO REVEAL THE MYSTERY OF GOD OR THE
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  • TRINITY, BUT LET'S LOOK AT SOME THINGS THAT ARE REVEALED IN THE
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  • BIBLE AND UNDERSTAND THIS AS WELL AS WE CAN.
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  • NOW THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WARS HAVE BEEN FOUGHT OVER THIS SUBJECT?
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  • IT'S BEEN - NATIONS HAVE BEEN ERADICATED BECAUSE OF
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  • DISAGREEMENTS OVER THE BELIEF OF THE SUBJECT.
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  • NOW SOMEONE'S GOING TO SAY, 'DOUG, YOU'RE TEACHING A
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  • DOCTRINE THAT'S NOT EVEN IN THE BIBLE.
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  • YOU DON'T FIND THE WORD TRINITY IN THE BIBLE.' THAT'S TRUE.
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  • YOU DO NOT FIND THE WORD 'TRINITY' IN THE BIBLE.
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  • THE WORD 'TRINITY' SIMPLY MEANS 'TRI' - LIKE A TRICYCLE HAS HOW
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  • MANY WHEELS? THREE. TRI-'ENTITY' - THREE ENTITIES.
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  • IT'S TALKING - IT'S A WORD THAT WE USE TO DESCRIBE THE DOCTRINE
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  • OF THE THREE ENTITIES IN THE GODHEAD.
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  • THE BIBLE DOES USE THE WORD 'GODHEAD'.
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  • THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THE WORD TRINITY.
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  • YOU DON'T FIND THE WORD. RAPTURE IN THE BIBLE.
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  • YOU DON'T FIND THE WORD 'BIBLE' IN THE BIBLE.
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  • SO WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT THE BIBLE BECAUSE THE WORD 'BIBLE'
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  • IS NOT IN THE BIBLE?
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  • THERE'S A LOT OF WORDS THAT WE DON'T FIND, PER SE - MILLENNIUM
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  • IS NOT IN THE BIBLE BUT IF WE TALK ABOUT THE DOCTRINE OF THE
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  • MILLENNIUM IT TALKS ABOUT THE THOUSAND-YEAR PERIOD THAT YOU
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  • SEE THERE IN REVELATION CHAPTER 20 AND SO THERE'S A LOT OF TERMS
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  • THAT WE USE - THEOLOGICAL TERMS TO DISCUSS VARIOUS DOCTRINES AND
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  • THIS IS CALLED THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY - THE THREE ENTITIES
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  • THAT COMPOSE THE BIBLE GOD. AND SO THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'RE
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  • DISCUSSING. THERE'S NO CONFLICT IN THAT.
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  • LET ME GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES IN THE BIBLE.
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  • MATTHEW 28 - SOME OF THE LAST WORDS OF JESUS.
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  • AFTER HE SENDS THE DISCIPLES INTO THE WORLD HE SAYS, IN
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  • MATTHEW 28:19, "GO THEREFORE AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL THE
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  • NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE
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  • SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT." NOW, IT IS TRUE, IN THE NEW
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  • TESTAMENT, IN THE BOOK OF ACTS, WHEN THE DISCIPLES WENT OUT IT
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  • SAYS THEY WENT AND THEY BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD OR IN
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  • THE NAME OF THE LORD, JESUS OR IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
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  • BUT JESUS DEFINITELY SAID, 'THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND
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  • HOLY SPIRIT.' THAT TELLS ME, SOMETIMES, THAT THE EXACT
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  • WORDING IN THE BAPTISM IS NOT THE BIG ISSUE; IT'S THAT YOU'RE
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  • GETTING BAPTIZED INTO THE NAME OF THE GOD OF THE BIBLE.
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  • AND JESUS SAID, 'FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT'
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  • AND THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME, AMEN?
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  • NOW, HERE'S THE QUESTION: CAN GOD BE BIBLICALLY ACCURATE
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  • SAYING - COULD THE BIBLE BE ACCURATE - CAN CHRISTIANS BE
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  • RIGHT SAYING, 'THERE'S ONE GOD' AND YET SAYING, 'ONE DOESN'T
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  • ALWAYS MEAN ONE.' NOW THAT'S THE THING TO UNDERSTAND.
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  • NOW THIS ISN'T DOUBLE TALK, THIS IS GOOD SCRIPTURE.
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  • AGAIN, I'M JUST GIVING YOU A FEW VERSES. FOR INSTANCE, RIGHT IN
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  • THE BEGINNING - GENESIS 1:26 - GOD SAYS, "LET US MAKE MAN
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  • IN OUR IMAGE, ACCORDING TO OUR LIKENESS."
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  • NOW, DO YOU HEAR MORE THAN ONE IN THAT?
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  • DO YOU KNOW THE WORD THAT'S USED THERE IN HEBREW FOR GOD IS
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  • ELOHIM. THAT WORD 'ELOHIM' IS PLURAL.
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  • IT'S LIKE 'WE' - 'US' - WHENEVER I SAY THAT THEN - IF I SAY, 'WE
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  • ARE GOING TO THE STORE.' KAREN WOULD SAY, 'WHO ARE YOU GOING
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  • WITH?' I WOULD SAY, 'I'M TALKING ABOUT
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  • MYSELF.' YOU WOULD SAY, 'WHAT'S WRONG?
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  • DOUG'S TALKING ABOUT 'WE' - HAS HE BECOME SCHIZOPHRENIC?
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  • HAS HE GOT SPLIT PERSONALITY PROBLEMS?'
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  • SO WHEN GOD SAYS THIS IT'S NOT BECAUSE GOD IS CONFUSED, THE
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  • PRIMARY WORD USED FOR 'GOD' OVER 2.700 TIMES IN THE BIBLE IS
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  • 'ELOHIM' - IT'S THE PLURAL. THERE'S THE OTHER WORD 'EL'
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  • WHICH IS SINGULAR, BUT THE INSPIRED WRITERS CHOSE TO USE
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  • 'ELOHIM' TEN TIMES MORE THAN 'EL'.
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  • THIS IS ALL THROUGH THE - MOSTLY OLD TESTAMENT. IT'S A PLURAL.
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  • GOD HAS COMMUNICATED HIMSELF TO US AS A PLURAL GOD BECAUSE HE IS
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  • COMPOSED OF THESE THREE PERSONS. NOW THIS IS A MYSTERY AND IT MAY
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  • STILL BE A MYSTERY WHEN WE'RE DONE.
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  • AND THEN, OF COURSE, - AND SOME PEOPLE CHALLENGE THIS VERSE BUT
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  • IT'S IN THE BIBLE. I BELIEVE IT.
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  • 1 JOHN 5:7, "FOR THERE ARE THREE THAT BEAR WITNESS IN HEAVEN: THE
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  • FATHER," - THAT'S FATHER - GOD THE FATHER - "THE WORD," - JESUS
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  • IS THE WORD BECOME FLESH - "AND THE HOLY SPIRIT; AND THESE THREE
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  • ARE ONE." THAT'S HARD TO MISUNDERSTAND.
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  • THE THREE ARE ONE.
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  • JOHN 17:20 - NOW THIS IS, I THINK, THE BEST EXAMPLE.
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  • THIS IS IN THE SPECIAL INTERCESSORY PRAYER OF JESUS -
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  • JOHN 17:20 - I'LL READ ALSO VERSE 21.
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  • CHRIST SAID, "I DO NOT PRAY FOR THESE ALONE, BUT ALSO FOR THOSE
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  • WHO WILL BELIEVE IN ME THROUGH THEIR WORD;" - WHAT'S HE
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  • PRAYING? - "THAT THE ALL MAY BE ONE."
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  • - NOW HE'S PRAYING FOR THE TWELVE APOSTLES AND HE'S PRAYING
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  • THAT THEY CAN BE ONE. HOW? - "AS YOU, FATHER, ARE IN ME,
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  • AND I IN YOU." - NOTICE, GOD IS IN JESUS AND
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  • JESUS IS IN GOD. THAT'S GOING TO COME UP LATER.
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  • - "THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE" - THERE IT IS AGAIN - "IN US, THAT
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  • THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE THAT YOU SENT ME."
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  • SO YOU'VE GOT A NATION THAT'S ONE.
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  • YOU'VE GOT THE APOSTLES ARE ONE. YOU'VE GOT A COUPLE THAT'S ONE,
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  • BUT WE KNOW THAT THERE'S MANY PERSONS INVOLVED IN THOSE.
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  • SO IT'S NOT INCONSISTENT FOR US TO SAY THAT THERE'S ONE GOD, BUT
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  • IN THE CHRISTIAN - ONE GOD - IT IS COMPOSED OF THREE PERSONS.
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  • NOW, I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT 'IS JESUS GOD AND IS
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT GOD?' YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HEAR ME TALK
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  • A LOT ABOUT 'IS GOD THE FATHER GOD?' YOU KNOW WHY?
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  • I'VE NEVER RUN INTO ANYBODY THAT HAS THAT PROBLEM.
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  • MOST CHRISTIANS AGREE THAT GOD THE FATHER IS GOD - THAT HE GETS
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  • TO BE THE SUPREME GOD AND HE'S ALWAYS BEEN - THOUGH, YOU KNOW,
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  • THERE ARE, ACTUALLY, SOME WHO BELIEVE THAT THE GOD WHO MADE
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  • OUR UNIVERSE ONCE WAS A LOWER GOD BUT HE'S WORKED HIS WAY UP
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  • TO BEING A BIGGER GOD AND THERE ARE OTHER GODS ABOVE HIM - IF
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  • YOU COULD GO FAR ENOUGH INTO SPACE YOU'D FIND THEM.
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  • THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT WOULD IMPLY THAT GOD IS LEARNING
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  • AND HOW COULD YOU KNOW EVERYTHING AND STILL LEARN?
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  • ASK A TEENAGER (LAUGHTER) IN HIGH SCHOOL.
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  • SO GOD, OBVIOUSLY, IF HE KNOWS EVERYTHING, AND IF HE IS
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  • ALMIGHTY, HOW CAN HE BE MIGHTIER THAN ALMIGHTY?
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  • BUT MOST PEOPLE AGREE THAT GOD IS SUPREME, BUT THEY STRUGGLE
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  • WITH 'WHAT IS THE ROLE OF JESUS AND WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE
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  • SPIRIT?' BY THE WAY, ANOTHER VIEW OF
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  • ARIANISM IS THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT A PERSON - NOT ONLY THAT
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  • HE WAS CREATED BY JESUS - BUT THAT HE'S NOT A PERSON BUT HE'S
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  • 'THE FORCE' - KIND OF AN IMPERSONAL FORCE
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  • THAT GOD WORKS THROUGH.
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  • AND SO, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE CONCEPTS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, IS JESUS FULLY GOD?
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  • WELL, LET'S FIND OUT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.
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  • MATTHEW 1:23, "'THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,' WHICH IS
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  • TRANSLATED, 'GOD WITH US.'" THE INCARNATION IS GOD - FULLY A
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  • HUNDRED PERCENT GOD BECOMING A MAN - THAT'S A MYSTERY.
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  • YOU'VE GOT A MYSTERY OF GODLINESS IN THE BIBLE AND
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  • THAT'S HOW GOD BECAME A MAN. YOU HAVE A MYSTERY OF INIQUITY
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  • IN THE BIBLE AND THAT'S HOW A CREATURE - THE DEVIL -
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  • WANTED TO BE GOD. HOW COULD THE CREATURE THINK,
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  • 'I CAN OVERTHROW THE CREATOR'? THAT'S A CRAZY THOUGHT.
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  • THAT'S A MYSTERY TO ME - HOW THE DEVIL THINKS THAT HE CAN SOMEHOW
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  • LAUNCH A WAR - HE'S A CREATION - AGAINST HIS CREATOR.
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  • HOW SOMETHING THAT HAD A LIMITED EXISTENCE COULD LAUNCH A WAR AND
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  • SAY, 'I AM GOING TO TAKE OVER THE PLACE OF THE ONE WHO IS
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  • SELF-EXISTENT AND ETERNAL. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
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  • BUT THAT'S WHAT HE DID.
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  • AMAZING FACTS WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU WANT.
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  • AND MOST IMPORTANT, TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.
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  • - SO THERE'S THE MYSTERY OF GOD - GOD LOWERING HIMSELF AND
  • 00:12:10.150 --> 00:12:13.220
  • BECOMING A MAN - AND THERE'S THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY - THE
  • 00:12:13.230 --> 00:12:16.120
  • CREATURE TRYING TO EXALT HIMSELF AND BECOME GOD.
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  • WHAT DID THE DEVIL SAY TO ADAM AND EVE?
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  • 'LISTEN TO ME, YOU'LL BE LIKE GOD.' WHY DID HE SAY THAT?
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  • THAT'S WHAT HE WANTED. PEOPLE OFTEN SUPERIMPOSE ON
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  • OTHERS THEIR DESIRES. HEBREWS 1:8, IS JESUS GOD?
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:34.100
  • "BUT UNTO THE SON HE SAITH, 'THY THRONE, O GOD.'" NOW WAIT A
  • 00:12:34.110 --> 00:12:38.240
  • SECOND - HEBREWS 1:8, "BUT UNTO THE SON" - GOD, THE FATHER -
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  • "UNTO THE SON HE SAITH, 'THY THRONE, O GOD.'" TO THE SON, THE
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:46.130
  • FATHER SAYS, 'THY THRONE, O GOD IS FOREVER AND EVER.' SO WHAT
  • 00:12:46.140 --> 00:12:50.170
  • DOES THE FATHER CALL THE SON? 'O GOD'. "FOR EVER AND EVER:
  • 00:12:50.180 --> 00:12:56.000
  • A SCEPTER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS THE SCEPTER OF THY KINGDOM."
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:59.000
  • WHEN JESUS AROSE FROM THE DEAD - REMEMBER, THE FIRST WEEK HE
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:04.000
  • APPEARED THOMAS MISSED IT - HE SAID, 'I WON'T BELIEVE UNTIL I
  • 00:13:04.010 --> 00:13:08.120
  • SEE THE PRINT IN HIS HANDS AND THE SCAR IN HIS SIDE.' AND THEN
  • 00:13:08.130 --> 00:13:12.220
  • JESUS APPEARED THAT NEXT WEEK AND HE SAID, 'THOMAS, YOU
  • 00:13:12.230 --> 00:13:17.140
  • BELIEVE BECAUSE YOU'VE SEEN.' THOMAS FALLS DOWN AND YOU KNOW
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  • WHAT HE SAYS? "MY LORD AND MY GOD." BY THE WAY,
  • 00:13:19.290 --> 00:13:23.250
  • THAT'S JOHN 20, VERSE 26 AND ON THROUGH VERSE 29.
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  • AND DID JESUS SAY, 'NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, DON'T SAY THAT.
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  • LET'S NOT GET CARRIED AWAY.' OR DID HE ACCEPT THAT?
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  • 'MY LORD AND MY GOD' HE CALLED JESUS BECAUSE IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:13:33.290 --> 00:13:38.090
  • NOW, QUICKLY, SOME DEFINITIONS: THE BIBLE SAYS WE SHOULD ONLY
  • 00:13:38.100 --> 00:13:42.220
  • WORSHIP GOD. IS THAT ONE OF THE COMMANDMENTS?
  • 00:13:42.230 --> 00:13:45.090
  • EVEN JESUS CITED THAT BACK TO SATAN.
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  • MATTHEW 28 - SHOULD WE WORSHIP JESUS?
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  • "AND AS THEY WENT TO TELL HIS DISCIPLES, BEHOLD, JESUS MET
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  • THEM, SAYING 'ALL HAIL.'" - HAIL MEANS 'WORSHIP' - "AND THEY CAME
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  • AND HELD HIM BY THE FEET, AND WORSHIPPED HIM."
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  • AND HE RECEIVED THE WORSHIP.
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  • BUT THE BIBLE SAYS ONLY WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:06.110
  • HEBREWS 1:6 - IT SAYS WE'RE ONLY SUPPOSED TO WORSHIP GOD BUT ALL
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:10.290
  • THE ANGELS WORSHIP JESUS - THAT'S IN HEBREWS 1:6.
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  • REVELATION 7:11 - YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT - THAT'S THE
  • 00:14:14.260 --> 00:14:19.200
  • CONVENIENT VERSE IN REVELATION - "AND ALL THE ANGELS STOOD ROUND
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  • ABOUT THE THRONE, AND ABOUT THE ELDERS AND THE FOUR BEASTS, AND
  • 00:14:23.230 --> 00:14:26.150
  • FELL BEFORE THE THRONE ON THEIR FACES, AND WORSHIPPED GOD."
  • 00:14:26.160 --> 00:14:31.050
  • SO THE ANGELS WORSHIPPED GOD AND, YET, IT SAYS THE ANGELS
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:33.180
  • WORSHIPPED JESUS. WELL, IF JESUS IS GOD, IT'S NOT A PROBLEM.
  • 00:14:33.190 --> 00:14:37.190
  • YOU CAN ONLY WORSHIP HIM - YOU CAN ONLY WORSHIP GOD - BUT IF
  • 00:14:37.200 --> 00:14:42.050
  • THEY WORSHIPPED JESUS HE MUST BE GOD. THE BIBLE SAYS GOD CREATED.
  • 00:14:42.060 --> 00:14:47.120
  • YOU'VE READ THE FIRST VERSE IN THE BIBLE BEFORE - 'IN THE
  • 00:14:47.130 --> 00:14:50.030
  • BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.'
  • 00:14:50.040 --> 00:14:52.160
  • ALRIGHT, WHO IS THAT GOD THAT CREATED?
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  • 1 JOHN - NOT 1 JOHN, SORRY - JOHN CHAPTER 1, VERSE 1, "IN THE
  • 00:14:54.230 --> 00:14:59.160
  • BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD
  • 00:14:59.170 --> 00:15:02.220
  • WAS GOD." - WHO IS THAT WORD?
  • 00:15:02.230 --> 00:15:05.170
  • THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US - THAT'S JESUS, RIGHT?
  • 00:15:05.180 --> 00:15:08.280
  • - "THE SAME WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD.
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  • ALL THINGS" - AND THIS IS VERY CLEAR IN THE GREEK - "ALL THINGS
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:14.230
  • WERE MADE BY HIM; AND WITHOUT HIM WAS NOT ANY THING MADE THAT
  • 00:15:14.240 --> 00:15:21.020
  • WAS MADE." NOTHING WAS MADE THAT WAS MADE, WITHOUT JESUS.
  • 00:15:21.030 --> 00:15:24.020
  • THAT MEANS THAT JESUS WAS NOT MADE. HE HAS ALWAYS EXISTED.
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:29.060
  • HE SAYS, 'I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA.' THAT MEANS AS FAR AS YOU
  • 00:15:29.070 --> 00:15:32.090
  • CAN GO - THE BEGINNING AND THE END - AS FAR AS YOU CAN GO IN
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:34.250
  • THAT DIRECTION - AS FAR AS YOU CAN GO - 'ETERNITY TO ETERNITY
  • 00:15:34.260 --> 00:15:37.220
  • I AM GOD' - HE'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE.
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  • HEBREWS 1, VERSES 1 AND 2, "GOD, WHO AT VARIOUS TIMES AND IN
  • 00:15:40.200 --> 00:15:44.190
  • VARIOUS WAYS SPOKE IN TIME PAST TO THE FATHERS BY THE PROPHETS,
  • 00:15:44.200 --> 00:15:47.240
  • HAS IN THESE LAST DAYS SPOKEN TO US BY HIS SON, WHOM HE HAS
  • 00:15:47.250 --> 00:15:51.210
  • APPOINTED HEIR OF ALL THINGS, THROUGH WHOM ALSO HE MADE THE
  • 00:15:51.220 --> 00:15:55.010
  • WORLDS;" IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED. JESUS IS GOD.
  • 00:15:55.020 --> 00:16:00.210
  • EPHESIANS 3:9, "AND TO MAKE ALL SEE WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP OF
  • 00:16:00.220 --> 00:16:05.030
  • THE MYSTERY, WHICH FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE AGES HAS BEEN
  • 00:16:05.040 --> 00:16:08.200
  • HIDDEN IN GOD WHO CREATED ALL THINGS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST;"
  • 00:16:08.210 --> 00:16:14.180
  • JESUS IS GOD AND GOD MADE ALL THINGS.
  • 00:16:14.190 --> 00:16:17.100
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT THERE'S ONLY ONE SAVIOR - THAT GOD IS
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:20.100
  • OUR SAVIOR. ISAIAH 43 - ONE SAVIOR - 43,
  • 00:16:20.110 --> 00:16:26.220
  • VERSE 11 - ISAIAH, "I, EVEN I, AM THE LORD, AND BESIDES ME
  • 00:16:26.230 --> 00:16:31.140
  • THERE IS NO SAVIOR." BUT WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
  • 00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:35.150
  • JUDE 25, "TO GOD OUR SAVIOR" - SO ONLY ONE SAVIOR - GOD IS OUR
  • 00:16:35.160 --> 00:16:41.200
  • SAVIOR IN JUDE 25 AND THERE ARE MANY VERSES IN THE NEW
  • 00:16:41.210 --> 00:16:45.110
  • TESTAMENT, INCLUDING THIS ONE, 1 JOHN 4:14, THAT SAY JESUS IS OUR
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:49.050
  • SAVIOR - "AND WE HAVE SEEN AND TESTIFY THAT THE FATHER HAS SENT
  • 00:16:49.060 --> 00:16:53.010
  • THE SON AS SAVIOR OF THE WORLD." NOW, AM I MAKING SENSE?
  • 00:16:53.020 --> 00:16:57.280
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE SAVIOR - GOD IS OUR SAVIOR - AND THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:17:01.270
  • JESUS IS OUR SAVIOR. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN RECONCILE
  • 00:17:01.280 --> 00:17:04.270
  • THOSE IS TO SAY JESUS IS GOD. SEE WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:17:04.280 --> 00:17:09.010
  • SO DID JESUS CLAIM EQUALITY WITH GOD? WOULDN'T THAT SETTLE IT?
  • 00:17:09.020 --> 00:17:15.190
  • NOTICE - JOHN 5:17 AND VERSE 18, "BUT JESUS ANSWERED THEM, 'MY
  • 00:17:15.200 --> 00:17:21.240
  • FATHER HAS BEEN WORKING UNTIL NOW, AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING.'
  • 00:17:21.250 --> 00:17:24.240
  • THEREFORE THE JEWS SOUGHT ALL THE MORE TO KILL HIM, BECAUSE HE
  • 00:17:24.250 --> 00:17:27.120
  • NOT ONLY BROKE THE SABBATH," - OR AT LEAST THEY ACCUSED HIM OF
  • 00:17:27.130 --> 00:17:29.210
  • THAT - "BUT ALSO SAID THAT GOD WAS HIS FATHER, MAKING HIMSELF
  • 00:17:29.220 --> 00:17:33.210
  • EQUAL WITH GOD." I MEAN, JESUS KNEW WHAT HE WAS
  • 00:17:33.220 --> 00:17:37.040
  • SAYING AND THE JEWS KNEW WHY THEY WANTED TO KILL HIM.
  • 00:17:37.050 --> 00:17:40.020
  • AGAIN, JOHN 10:30, "I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE."
  • 00:17:40.030 --> 00:17:45.060
  • SO THERE, AGAIN, YOU HAVE THE IDEA OF, CAN GOD BE ONE AND
  • 00:17:45.070 --> 00:17:50.020
  • STILL BE MORE THAN ONE PERSON? THEN THE JEWS TOOK UP STONES TO
  • 00:17:50.030 --> 00:17:54.000
  • STONE HIM AGAIN BECAUSE THEY KNEW WHAT HE MEANT BY THAT.
  • 00:17:54.010 --> 00:17:58.130
  • JOHN 14:9, "JESUS SAID TO HIM, 'HAVE I BEEN WITH YOU SO LONG,
  • 00:17:58.140 --> 00:18:01.250
  • AND YET YOU HAVE NOT KNOWN ME, PHILIP?
  • 00:18:01.260 --> 00:18:03.250
  • HE WHO HAS SEEN ME HAS SEEN THE FATHER, SO HOW CAN YOU SAY,
  • 00:18:03.260 --> 00:18:07.260
  • 'SHOW US THE FATHER?' " IT SAYS, 'WE'RE THE SAME.'
  • 00:18:07.270 --> 00:18:11.280
  • NOW, WHAT EVERYONE GETS STUMPED ON - IF YOU TALK TO AN ATHEIST
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:15.190
  • ABOUT GOD OR AN AGNOSTIC AND THEY SAY, ALRIGHT, I CAN TELL
  • 00:18:15.200 --> 00:18:19.100
  • YOU WHERE THE UNIVERSE CAME FROM.
  • 00:18:19.110 --> 00:18:21.090
  • WHERE DID GOD COME FROM?' I'LL SAY, 'WELL, I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:18:21.100 --> 00:18:24.040
  • WHERE GOD CAME FROM BUT YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHERE THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:18:24.050 --> 00:18:26.080
  • CAME FROM BECAUSE WHAT YOU'LL DO IS YOU'LL SAY, 'OUR WORLD CAME
  • 00:18:26.090 --> 00:18:29.290
  • FROM OUR SOLAR SYSTEM WHEN IT FORMED AND THE SUN EXPLODED AND
  • 00:18:30.000 --> 00:18:32.200
  • SENT THESE PLANETS SPIRALING OUT INTO SPACE.' 'WHERE'D THE SUN
  • 00:18:32.210 --> 00:18:35.220
  • COME FROM?' 'WELL,' - THEY'LL SAY - 'THE SUN
  • 00:18:35.230 --> 00:18:38.270
  • CAME FROM, YOU KNOW, A SUPERNOVA OUT THERE WHEN THERE WAS AN
  • 00:18:38.280 --> 00:18:42.150
  • EXPLOSION AND ALL THESE SUNS WERE SENT WHIRLING OFF INTO
  • 00:18:42.160 --> 00:18:45.170
  • SPACE.' I'LL SAY, 'OKAY, WHERE'D THAT COME FROM?'
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:49.210
  • 'WELL, THESE NEBULOUS GAS PARTICLES COLLIDED AND EXPLODED
  • 00:18:49.220 --> 00:18:53.070
  • AND THERE WAS A BIG BANG.' I'D SAY, 'ALRIGHT, WHERE'D THE STUFF
  • 00:18:53.080 --> 00:18:56.280
  • COME FROM - THAT COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL THAT CAUSED THE BIG
  • 00:18:56.290 --> 00:19:00.020
  • BANG?' AND, EVENTUALLY, EVOLUTIONISTS, ATHEISTS,
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:05.040
  • AGNOSTICS WILL ALL SAY, 'WELL, THERE'S A MYSTERY. SOMETHING
  • 00:19:05.050 --> 00:19:08.280
  • ALWAYS EXISTED.' SO THEY'RE AT THE SAME PLACE YOU'RE AT.
  • 00:19:08.290 --> 00:19:12.270
  • THE DIFFERENCE IS OUR SOMETHING THAT ALWAYS EXISTED WAS
  • 00:19:12.280 --> 00:19:16.020
  • INTELLIGENT AND POWERFUL. THEIRS IS ALL A BIG ACCIDENT.
  • 00:19:16.030 --> 00:19:21.140
  • SO YOU CAN DESCRIBE EVERYTHING YOU SEE AROUND YOU AS THE RESULT
  • 00:19:21.150 --> 00:19:24.200
  • OF AN INTELLIGENCE WITH PURPOSE OR JUST A BIG ACCIDENT.
  • 00:19:24.210 --> 00:19:27.090
  • WE CAN ALL GO HOME NOW AND THERE IS NO PURPOSE TO LIFE.
  • 00:19:27.100 --> 00:19:30.240
  • SO I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THERE IS A PURPOSE.
  • 00:19:30.250 --> 00:19:32.200
  • I SEE TOO MANY THINGS THAT SEEM TO REFLECT INTELLIGENCE.
  • 00:19:32.210 --> 00:19:35.220
  • SO JESUS HAS ALWAYS EXISTED. JOHN 17:5, "AND NOW, O FATHER,
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:40.140
  • GLORIFY ME TOGETHER WITH YOURSELF, WITH THE GLORY WHICH I
  • 00:19:40.150 --> 00:19:44.050
  • HAD WITH YOU BEFORE THE WORLD WAS." SEE, JESUS LAID ASIDE
  • 00:19:44.060 --> 00:19:47.280
  • THE GLORY - THE PERFECT EQUALITY HE SHARED WITH THE FATHER
  • 00:19:47.290 --> 00:19:51.120
  • BEFORE THE WORLD WAS - HE CAME AND HE LIVED AMONG US.
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:54.220
  • HE WAS THEN RECEIVED BACK UP INTO GLORY.
  • 00:19:54.230 --> 00:19:57.090
  • HE IS, AGAIN, GLORIFIED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER.
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:20:00.040
  • HE IS A HUNDRED PERCENT GOD.
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:02.120
  • SO, HOPEFULLY YOU CAN SEE THAT JESUS IS GOD - AND I DIDN'T
  • 00:20:02.130 --> 00:20:06.170
  • COVER ALL THE EVIDENCE. WHAT ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT?
  • 00:20:06.180 --> 00:20:10.060
  • NOW, MOST PEOPLE WILL SAY, 'WELL, IF JESUS IS GOD, WE DON'T
  • 00:20:10.070 --> 00:20:12.120
  • HAVE A PROBLEM BELIEVING THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD, BUT HE'S NOT
  • 00:20:12.130 --> 00:20:15.010
  • A PERSON, HE'S THE FORCE OF GOD THAT GOD USES' - I THINK THE
  • 00:20:15.020 --> 00:20:19.190
  • HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD. HE'S NOT JUST AN IMPERSONAL
  • 00:20:19.200 --> 00:20:22.140
  • VEHICLE, BECAUSE GOD SAYS SO. FIRST OF ALL, IS THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:26.030
  • GOD? ACTS 5:3 AND 4 - PETER SAID TO ANANIAS - REMEMBER WHEN
  • 00:20:26.040 --> 00:20:32.000
  • ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA LIED? - "BUT PETER SAID,
  • 00:20:32.010 --> 00:20:35.260
  • 'ANANIAS, WHY HAS SATAN FILLED YOUR HEART TO
  • 00:20:35.270 --> 00:20:38.000
  • LIE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT...YOU'VE NOT LIED TO MEN BUT TO GOD."
  • 00:20:38.010 --> 00:20:42.280
  • WHEN YOU LIE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT YOU'VE LIED TO GOD.
  • 00:20:42.290 --> 00:20:44.250
  • GOD SAID, "MY SPIRIT SHALL NOT ALWAYS STRIVE WITH MAN."
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:48.130
  • GENESIS 6, VERSE 3 - GOD THE SPIRIT. AND I'VE TALKED TO YOU
  • 00:20:48.140 --> 00:20:53.190
  • ABOUT THE SEVEN SPIRITS AROUND THE THRONE OF GOD.
  • 00:20:53.200 --> 00:20:56.000
  • IT SAYS THAT THE SPIRIT LEADS US OR GUIDES US.
  • 00:20:56.010 --> 00:20:59.190
  • IT'S NOT AN IMPERSONAL FORCE THAT LEADS US OR GUIDES US.
  • 00:20:59.200 --> 00:21:03.170
  • I'VE GOT A GPS IN MY CAR - HAVE YOU - HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE A GPS
  • 00:21:03.180 --> 00:21:06.290
  • ON YOUR PHONE OR IN YOUR CAR? LET ME JUST SEE. BECAUSE THEY'RE
  • 00:21:07.000 --> 00:21:09.080
  • MAKING THEIR WAY AROUND. ALRIGHT, HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:11.120
  • RIDDEN WITH SOMEBODY THAT HAS A GPS?
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:13.180
  • I'VE SET A DESTINATION BEFORE, IN MY CAR, MAYBE I'LL GO VISIT
  • 00:21:13.190 --> 00:21:16.270
  • SOMEBODY - ON THE WAY I'LL SEE A STORE OR I'LL THINK OF SOMETHING
  • 00:21:16.280 --> 00:21:20.250
  • ELSE - AN ERRAND I NEED TO DO - AND I'LL SAY, 'OH, I DIDN'T KNOW
  • 00:21:20.260 --> 00:21:22.240
  • THAT STORE WAS HERE.' I'LL TURN OFF AND MY GPS SAYS, 'TURN, MAKE
  • 00:21:22.250 --> 00:21:28.140
  • CORRECTION, RE-ROUTING, TURN LEFT HERE.' AND I'M THINKING,
  • 00:21:28.150 --> 00:21:32.040
  • 'OH, I'M SORRY, DID I OFFEND YOU?'
  • 00:21:32.050 --> 00:21:35.200
  • MINE'S A LADY VOICE, YOU KNOW, AND I JUST ALWAYS THINK OF MY
  • 00:21:35.210 --> 00:21:40.030
  • MOTHER, 'TURN HERE.' 'OKAY.' AND I DON'T WANT TO HURT HER
  • 00:21:40.040 --> 00:21:44.200
  • FEELINGS SO I'LL TURN. 'I WAS GOING TO GO TO THE STORE
  • 00:21:44.210 --> 00:21:47.020
  • BUT YOU TOLD ME TO TURN.' IS THAT WHAT I SAY?
  • 00:21:47.030 --> 00:21:50.120
  • I DON'T CARE WHAT SHE SAYS, IT'S A COMPUTER. IT'S JUST A FORCE,
  • 00:21:50.130 --> 00:21:54.170
  • RIGHT? I'M NOT GOING TO HURT IT'S FEELINGS.
  • 00:21:54.180 --> 00:21:56.240
  • I NEVER HEAR IT SAY TO ME, 'OH, COME ON, PLEASE TURN HERE.
  • 00:21:56.250 --> 00:22:01.170
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HURT MY FEELINGS IF YOU DON'T - I'M GOING TO WEEP
  • 00:22:01.180 --> 00:22:04.230
  • LITTLE TRANSISTOR TEARS OUT OF MY CIRCUITS IF YOU DON'T TURN
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:08.110
  • HERE.' DOES IT CARE? NO. BUT DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT CARE?
  • 00:22:08.120 --> 00:22:14.060
  • IF HE'S JUST A COMPUTER - IF HE'S JUST AN IMPERSONAL FORCE -
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:17.120
  • HE CANNOT BE GRIEVED.
  • 00:22:17.130 --> 00:22:20.020
  • BUT THE BIBLE SAYS YOU CAN GRIEVE THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:22:20.030 --> 00:22:22.250
  • MATTER OF FACT, JESUS SAYS - JOHN 16:13, "WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT
  • 00:22:22.260 --> 00:22:28.230
  • OF TRUTH, HAS COME, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH."
  • 00:22:28.240 --> 00:22:32.250
  • YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THAT YEARS AGO, BEFORE GPS, WHEN THE
  • 00:22:32.260 --> 00:22:37.000
  • ARABS WERE GOING ACROSS SOME OF THESE VAST DESERTS IN SAUDI
  • 00:22:37.010 --> 00:22:41.050
  • ARABIA, SOMETIMES THEY'D HAVE SANDSTORMS - THEY COULDN'T EVEN
  • 00:22:41.060 --> 00:22:43.280
  • SEE THE SUN TO DETERMINE EAST FROM WEST.
  • 00:22:43.290 --> 00:22:46.040
  • IN MANY OF THOSE CARAVANS THEY KEPT A DOVE WITH THEM - A HOMING
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:49.290
  • PIGEON - THEY KEPT A THREAD TIED ON ITS LEG AND THEY WOULD
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:55.110
  • RELEASE IT AND IT WOULD ALWAYS FLY TOWARDS HOME.
  • 00:22:55.120 --> 00:22:58.190
  • IT WOULD MAKE A BEELINE TOWARDS HOME AND THEY WOULD HOLD IT IN
  • 00:22:58.200 --> 00:23:01.000
  • THEIR HAND TO FIND OUT WHICH WAY.
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  • AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL LEAD US AND HE'LL GUIDE US.
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  • YOU'LL FEEL, SOMETIMES, THAT TUGGING IN YOUR HEART.
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  • HE'LL NEVER LEAD YOU CONTRARY TO THE WORD BECAUSE THE HOLY
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  • SPIRIT IS ONE WITH JESUS WHO IS THE WORD.
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  • THEY'LL NEVER CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER.
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  • I'VE MET PEOPLE BEFORE THAT SAY, 'I KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS THIS, BUT
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  • THE SPIRIT IS TELLING ME...' - AS THOUGH IT'S DIFFERENT OR
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  • FRESH INFORMATION. THE SPIRIT OF GOD WILL NEVER
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  • CONFLICT WITH THE WORD OF GOD BECAUSE IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT
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  • THAT INSPIRED MEN TO WRITE THE THINGS THAT THEY WROTE.
  • 00:23:28.170 --> 00:23:33.220
  • ISN'T THAT RIGHT? HOLY MEN WROTE AS THEY WERE
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  • INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. IT SAYS THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES
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  • THEM. YOU KNOW THAT - I THINK THERE'S
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  • 15 TIMES JESUS REFERRED TO THE HOLY SPIRIT AS 'HE'.
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  • HE COULD HAVE SAID 'IT'. WHY DID HE SAY 'HE'?
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  • THAT WAS HIS CHOSEN WORD.
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  • THE BIBLE TELLS US THE HOLY SPIRIT COMFORTS.
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  • NOW IF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS JUST A POWER, WHO GETS COMFORT FROM,
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  • YOU KNOW, HUGGING AN ELECTRIC POLE?
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  • THAT'S NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU COMFORT - IF HE'S JUST A POWER
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  • WITH NO PERSONALITY. YOU FIND COMFORT FROM A PERSON.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE CONVICTS. NOW I REMEMBER THE GREATEST
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  • CONVICTION I FELT WAS SOMETIMES FROM MY GRANDMOTHER'S LOOK.
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  • AND SHE'D JUST LOOK AT ME - THAT COMES FROM A PERSON.
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  • JOHN 16:8, "AND WHEN HE HAS COME," - NOTICE, 'HE' - "HE WILL
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  • CONVICT THE WORLD OF SIN, AND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OF JUDGMENT."
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  • AND IF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS JUST A FORCE, YOU NOTICE WHAT THE
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:33.140
  • GREATEST SIN IS? WHAT'S THE SIN THAT CANNOT BE PARDONED?
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  • BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • MATTHEW 12:31 AND 32, "THEREFORE I SAY TO YOU, EVERY
  • 00:24:40.010 --> 00:24:43.210
  • SIN AND BLASPHEMY WILL BE FORGIVEN MEN."
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  • - EVEN IF YOU SIN AGAINST THE SON IT SAID IT'LL BE FORGIVEN,
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  • BUT BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT CANNOT BE FORGIVEN - IN
  • 00:24:50.070 --> 00:24:53.220
  • THIS LIFE OR IN THE NEXT. HE'S GRIEVED.
  • 00:24:53.230 --> 00:24:56.000
  • I MENTIONED THAT ALREADY. EPHESIANS 4:30, "DO NOT GRIEVE
  • 00:24:56.010 --> 00:24:59.220
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, BY WHOM YOU WERE SEALED."
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  • HE'S A REAL FORCE.
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  • SO THE BIBLE'S REALLY CLEAR THAT THERE IS A TRINITY.
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  • THERE'S A FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT.
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