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July 7, 2019
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Conspiracy, More Than Just a Theory: Area 51

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  • -John Bradshaw: This is It Is Written.
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  • I'm John Bradshaw. Thanks for joining me.
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  • This is part 3 of our five-part series,
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  • "Conspiracy, More Than Just a Theory."
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  • There is a massive conspiracy playing out in the world today.
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  • Its effects are being felt right around the globe.
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  • It's spoken of in the Bible, and it affects every last one of us.
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  • [Orchestral music rises and subsides]
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  • There are a lot of conspiracy theories today,
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  • and one in particular has gained a great amount of traction
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  • over the last several decades.
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  • It centers in a very isolated location,
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  • said to be a hotbed of paranormal activity.
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  • It's one of the most secretive,
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  • one of the most mysterious places
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  • in all of the United States--
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  • it could easily be said, in all of the world.
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  • And the secrecy which enshrouds this place has given rise
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  • to one of the biggest conspiracy theories you will ever hear.
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  • About 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada,
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  • is a place the L.A. Times referred to as
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  • "the holy grail for conspiracy theorists,"
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  • a US Air Force military installation.
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  • It's a real location, and it's a busy place.
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  • Things happen here.
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  • Exactly what isn't really known.
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  • In 1955, the site was selected for testing the U-2 spy plane,
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  • and since then many other aircraft have been tested here.
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  • The A-12, which could travel at 2.000 miles an hour
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  • and take clear pictures of things on the ground
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  • from 90.000 feet.
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  • Its successor, the SR-71 Blackbird,
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  • was tested here as well,
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  • as was the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter.
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  • Research, development, and testing are carried out here
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  • at this very remote location
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  • by the government of the United States.
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  • There's a lot of security surrounding the area:
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  • cameras, guards, barriers, and helicopter patrols.
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  • Even though we have no intention of getting any closer
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  • than we're allowed,
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  • there's no doubt Uncle Sam knows we're here.
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  • He does not want people getting too close.
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  • [Suspenseful music rises and ends]
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  • [Mysterious, otherworldly music]
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  • A large amount of UFO sightings have been reported in the area.
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  • Now, many of these have been explained
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  • by those who do the explaining as aircraft flights.
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  • The U-2 spy plane was tested, apparently, at Area 51,
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  • flies much, much higher than conventional aircraft,
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  • and so that was given as a reason
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  • for some of the strange things seen in the sky.
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  • Visitors come here from all around the world,
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  • but at the end of the day,
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  • on Area 51 there is a military installation.
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  • What takes place there is highly secretive
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  • and under a blanket of immense security,
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  • much like many other military installations around the world.
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  • In fact, the US government only acknowledged officially
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  • the existence of a base at Area 51 for the first time
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  • just a few years ago.
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  • It's that kind of secrecy that has led many people to speculate
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  • that there has to be more going on at Area 51
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  • than simply mundane, everyday military operations.
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  • It has been claimed that the United States government
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  • keeps aliens or the remains of aliens at Area 51.
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  • The legend goes that late at night on the 4th of July, 1947,
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  • a UFO crashed near Roswell, New Mexico,
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  • and that the remains of that crash,
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  • the UFO and its occupants, were brought to Area 51.
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  • [Eerie music]
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  • The main runway is 4 1/2 miles long--long for a runway.
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  • Janet flights come and go from here,
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  • shuttling workers between the military installation
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  • and various locations.
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  • So the question that gets asked is this:
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  • How much of this is simply the world's last remaining
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  • superpower doing what it needs to do to maintain and develop
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  • its military capability, and how much of this is a coverup,
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  • a conspiracy, a concerted effort on the part of those in power
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  • to keep the truth about aliens and flying saucers
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  • from the people?
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  • [Music]
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  • I wanted to ask someone with a unique understanding
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  • of the area.
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  • Pat Travis owns Little A'Le'Inn, a diner and watering hole
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  • that's been here in Rachel, Nevada, for years.
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  • Pat knows the area as well as pretty much anyone,
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  • and she's seen a lot of people come and go in their pursuit
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  • for the truth about Area 51.
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  • How did this whole Area 51 thing get started?
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  • -Pat Travis: Well, that started a long time ago.
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  • But they have been able to test all kinds of things.
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  • The stealth was proved from there.
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  • And if the world had known what the stealth could do
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  • when it went on its first mission,
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  • we would not have accomplished what we did.
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  • I'm proud to be part of the secrecy that's there.
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  • So many things have been developed there.
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  • Probably by the time we knew about the stealth,
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  • it's probably old.
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  • That's what I can say. [Laughs]
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  • -John: Do you think that explains much
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  • of what people consider to be the, the interesting phenomena?
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  • -Pat: Um, testing, yes.
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  • No, I believe that we work side by side with aliens.
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  • Can I prove it to you? No. But I have that feeling.
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  • -John: Now, people come here from all around the world
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  • hoping to see lights in the sky and objects up there.
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  • Do the locals see odd things flying around?
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  • -Pat: We have all seen a few strange things.
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  • One of my employees and I actually were sitting outside
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  • early one morning drinking coffee,
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  • and we saw something we could not explain in the sky,
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  • and that was in the morning.
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  • So, I have no idea what they're testing.
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  • You know, maybe what I saw a long time ago,
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  • maybe it was a drone.
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  • I have no idea,
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  • but I know that there should not have been anything flying
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  • in the area where there was something flying.
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  • -John: Can you describe what that was?
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  • -Pat: It was a saucer-shaped vehicle--
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  • that's the best I can say--
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  • in an area where they, there is no flying as a general.
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  • But there was something there that night.
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  • And my niece and I watched it do maneuvers for 20 minutes.
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  • Can I prove it to you? No. We know where it was.
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  • It was marked; there is a record of where the sighting was,
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  • heighth, and so we could about judge how big it was.
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  • -John: I'm really interested in your perspective
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  • because you live out here.
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  • You, you, you're truly a local.
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  • What do the locals think is happening over the hill
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  • on, on the range?
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  • What, what, if you hear--
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  • -Pat: We do not discuss any of it.
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  • Because it is a top security area.
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  • And believe it or not, all of us that live here,
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  • somebody may know something, but none of us discuss it at all.
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  • Because if it was one of our neighbors,
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  • and something was said wrong,
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  • they could lose their job over just a slight--
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  • and it actually came really close to happening.
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  • Someone told reporters that a man that used to live
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  • in the double-wide house trailer that's right up here
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  • worked in Area 51.
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  • He was a truck driver. That's all he was.
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  • But he came really close to losing
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  • his entire security clearance because of what someone stated.
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  • They reworked his entire security clearance.
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  • And, you know, we try and keep our neighbors
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  • in that secure place.
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  • It's just like the security guards that are at the gate.
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  • We ask people not to take their pictures,
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  • not to do these things.
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  • These are men and women that have a job to do.
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  • Is it secure?
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  • Yes.
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  • Do they have to do this?
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  • Definitely.
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  • Because we probably don't want to know all the things
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  • that go on out there,
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  • and that would be my best estimation of that one.
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  • -John: Tell me something about the people that get attracted
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  • to this area.
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  • -Pat: There are people from every country in the world.
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  • Of course, you spoke to some people from Italy this morning.
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  • If you look at the dollar bills on my ceiling,
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  • you will see dollar bills that have been put up on my ceiling
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  • from every country in the world.
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  • And it's always fun to talk to some of them.
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  • Language barriers, uh, you know what,
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  • you can point to things.
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  • They know what a cup of coffee is.
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  • [Laughs] So we can get by.
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  • -John: So you're here in this area where they're,
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  • essentially, on the "Extraterrestrial Highway,"
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  • and you see something;
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  • what goes through your mind?
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  • -Pat: Nothing. [Laughs, sips coffee]
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  • It's exciting...
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  • when you see something that you can't explain.
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  • But that's okay.
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  • We wonder.
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  • I wonder every day how did everything get created.
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  • I wonder why I was brought here,
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  • and why I feel compelled to be here,
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  • why I get up every morning and I feel happy,
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  • even if I know that something else--
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  • I have two employees out sick right now.
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  • So somebody has to cover.
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  • I don't have a problem doing that.
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  • I love the people that I've employed over the years.
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  • Some have been disasters; some have been absolutely awesome.
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  • You know what?
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  • We have such a close family of friends,
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  • and that's the best I can tell you.
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  • -John: Pat, thank you, thank you very much.
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  • We'll be right back with more in just a moment.
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  • [Music]
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  • -Announcer: As we look around the world,
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  • it appears this planet is spinning wildly out of control.
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  • The world now is a far cry
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  • from the world of even just a few years ago,
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  • leaving many people wondering if there's hope.
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  • -John Bradshaw: Thanks for joining me on It Is Written.
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  • So, you have secrecy, the government,
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  • unexplained phenomena--
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  • just about everything you need to convince people
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  • that aliens are being kept here at Area 51 in Nevada,
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  • that the government is involved in some great conspiracy
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  • to keep people from knowing the truth.
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  • But do you have evidence?
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  • Well, no, really you don't.
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  • Or maybe you have just enough evidence
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  • to keep the conspiracy theories alive and well.
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  • But there's a real conspiracy that people are missing,
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  • even though it's playing out right in front of our eyes.
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  • [Jet rumbling] The tendency is to ignore it,
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  • even though the signs, the phenomena are visible,
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  • measurable, and verifiable.
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  • To miss this one is to make a really big mistake.
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  • [Somber music]
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  • [Fire crackling and popping]
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  • According to the Word of God,
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  • there was rebellion long ago in heaven, of all places.
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  • Lucifer, whose name means "light-bearer,"
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  • rebelled against God and wanted to receive worship.
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  • Isaiah records that Lucifer said,
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  • "I will be like the Most High,"
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  • or "I will make myself like the Most High."
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  • Having led a third of heaven's angels in rebellion against God,
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  • Satan, which means "adversary,"
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  • came to the earth and lied to Adam and Eve about God
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  • and then led our first parents into sin.
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  • Now, you'll notice that in the same chapter God intervened,
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  • and He provided Adam and Eve with a way out of the mess
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  • that they were in.
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  • He provided them with the gift of repentance.
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  • Genesis 3:15,
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  • "And I will put enmity between you and the woman,
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  • and between your seed and her Seed;
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  • He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel."
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  • In that verse, God promised that Jesus would come into the world.
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  • Humanity could be saved-- remember, saved from itself,
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  • saved from the result of its own, well, of our own rebellion.
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  • Adam and Eve chose to rebel against God,
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  • and God Himself stepped in to say,
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  • "I want to give the human family a way out of this."
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  • And think of what that way out was.
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  • It was that which was agreed upon
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  • in the "counsel of peace" Zechariah wrote about.
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  • Jesus would die for the sins of the world.
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  • So now the devil realizes that victory isn't assured.
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  • His goal is to ruin humanity.
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  • If he is to lose,
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  • then he'd do everything he could to cause everyone to lose.
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  • And he set out to bring as much pain as he could
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  • to the heart of God.
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  • So what has happened since that time
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  • is all part of the devil's campaign to ruin the world
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  • and drag humanity to the lowest depths possible.
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  • Let's think about where we are today as a world.
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  • The internet is awash with sin.
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  • Think about the hatred in the world.
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  • Why do you think it is that society is so divided
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  • in many ways?
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  • You would think that after being on the planet this long,
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  • human beings would have figured out how to get along
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  • with each other, how to bridge racial divides,
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  • how to work for the good of a country
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  • rather than for the good of a political party or a politician.
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  • And yet well into the 21st century,
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  • even though there's an undeniable amount of good
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  • in the world,
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  • there is a massive amount of dysfunction and hate and evil.
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  • And that's because the devil has been goading people
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  • to live selfishly and without reference to God.
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  • It's a plan, a conspiracy,
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  • a conspiracy to bring down the entire world.
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  • [Ominous sounds]
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  • And now with the internet,
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  • the devil has what's probably his most effective tool ever.
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  • There was a time when we thought television
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  • was corrupting our minds.
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  • Now we carry so much more than a television with us
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  • wherever we go.
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  • Even though you can watch this program on the internet,
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  • the internet is a minefield.
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  • What the devil is doing is making it as easy as possible
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  • for you to be distracted from faith in God--
  • 00:15:41.160 --> 00:15:43.260
  • as easy as possible and as accepted as possible.
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  • And today it's entirely acceptable to be distracted
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  • from faith.
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  • Fewer people than ever are members of a church.
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  • More people than ever claim no religious affiliation.
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  • I'll give you one more rather unsavory example
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  • of where we're going as a planet.
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  • Pornography has shown itself to be absolutely ruinous.
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  • Marriages are ruined. Minds are ruined.
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  • Families are ruined. Reputations are ruined.
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  • After 6.000 years of sin,
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  • Satan has succeeded in bringing society to the place
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  • where we promote this
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  • and make celebrities of those who make it.
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  • Freedom of speech?
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  • Freedom of sin is more like it.
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  • But keep in mind when someone is being tempted to click
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  • on a link of that nature,
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  • it's because there's a real devil trying to lure that person
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  • into a real web of sin.
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  • The stakes are not small. They are immense.
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  • And the one who knows that the most, after God, is Satan.
  • 00:16:45.220 --> 00:16:51.150
  • And how has the devil succeeded in getting us
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  • to where we are today?
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  • I'll answer that question and more in just a moment.
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  • [Music]
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  • or you can visit us online at itiswritten.com.
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  • -John Bradshaw: Thanks for joining me today
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  • on It Is Written.
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  • Just a moment ago I asked how it is that the devil has been
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  • so successful in getting the world to where it is today.
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  • Well, think about this.
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  • When the devil used a serpent as a medium in the Garden of Eden
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  • and spoke to Eve, he said in Genesis 3, verse 1,
  • 00:17:57.050 --> 00:18:00.220
  • "Has God indeed said,
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  • 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
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  • Now, don't miss that.
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  • "Did God really say that?
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  • Did God really suggest you shouldn't eat that fruit?"
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:10.100
  • In other words, "You don't need to listen to God.
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  • Don't take what He says too seriously.
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  • He didn't really mean it. Just do whatever you want."
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  • Now, that's rebellion.
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  • Satan's rebellion in heaven resulted in one third
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  • of the angels in heaven turning against God.
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  • When he brought his rebellion here to the earth,
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  • he tried to turn people away from God here as well.
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  • But how do you do that?
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  • Well, you have to turn them against the Word of God.
  • 00:18:35.000 --> 00:18:37.250
  • "God says it, but you don't have to take that seriously."
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  • That's what he did in the Garden of Eden.
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  • The Bible tells us that we are saved by grace through--
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  • through what?
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  • Through faith.
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  • And what is faith?
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  • To put it simply, faith is believing the Word of God
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  • and living according to the Word of God,
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  • expecting God's Word to do what it says it will do.
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  • That is faith.
  • 00:18:59.230 --> 00:19:01.100
  • So when Satan said to Eve, "Did God really mean what He said?"
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  • he was encouraging her to manifest a lack of faith,
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  • distrust in God's Word, rebellion against God's Word.
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  • Think with me about what Jesus said in Matthew 19:17.
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  • Speaking to a man we've come to know as the rich young ruler,
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  • a man who asked Him what good thing he needed to do
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  • in order to be saved, Jesus said,
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  • "If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."
  • 00:19:25.100 --> 00:19:29.070
  • In John 14:15, Jesus said,
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  • "If you love me, keep my commandments."
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  • Now, be careful here.
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  • This isn't Jesus contradicting Paul.
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  • Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone,
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  • in Christ alone.
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  • No one is saved by obedience.
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  • But God makes clear to us that the lives of saved people,
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  • filled with the presence of Christ,
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  • will be characterized by obedience.
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  • When you come to faith in God, your desire is to obey God.
  • 00:19:56.000 --> 00:20:00.220
  • Satan knew that.
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  • He also knew that if he could lead people into sin,
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  • he'd be able to accomplish his aims.
  • 00:20:04.220 --> 00:20:08.070
  • But how do you lead people into sin
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  • when the Bible so clearly warns us against sin?
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  • Listen to Jesus and you notice a thread
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  • running through His words.
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  • John 15:10,
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  • "If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love,
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  • just as I have kept my Father's commandments
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  • and abide in His love."
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  • John was more than clear in 1 John 2 and verse 3:
  • 00:20:27.290 --> 00:20:32.280
  • "And hereby we do know that we know Him,
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  • if we keep His commandments."
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  • Matthew 4:4 speaks to this.
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  • After having been tempted to turn stones into bread,
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:44.190
  • a ravenously hungry Messiah turns to the devil and says,
  • 00:20:44.200 --> 00:20:48.060
  • "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone,
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  • but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"
  • 00:20:51.080 --> 00:20:55.150
  • So Satan turned his attack to the Word of God.
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  • Where's the respect for the Word of God today?
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  • Well, it's in rapid decline.
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  • In the late 19th century, modernism promoted the idea
  • 00:21:04.230 --> 00:21:07.220
  • that religious and moral principles should not be
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  • the main influence in social progress.
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  • God was left out of the equation altogether.
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  • Charles Darwin claimed that human beings are the result
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  • of natural selection and not the product of a Creator God.
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  • See what's happening?
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  • Between modernist thinkers and Charles Darwin,
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  • God suddenly becomes unimportant to our origins
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  • or to where we're going as a civilization.
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  • We can get by without God, we're told.
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  • The World Health Organization estimates that 125.000 abortions
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  • are performed a day around the world.
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  • Tens of thousands occur every month in the United States,
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  • even though even atheists know that the Bible says,
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  • "Thou shalt not kill."
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  • God speaks, yet we seem to be able to say,
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  • "I'm doing completely the opposite.
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  • That doesn't apply to me."
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  • Seems as though the devil has been highly successful
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  • in causing people to think his thoughts.
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  • Revelation 22:14, God says,
  • 00:22:11.040 --> 00:22:13.290
  • "Blessed are they that do His commandments,
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  • that they may have right to the tree of life,
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  • and may enter in through the gates into the city."
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  • It's been hundreds of years since the Catholic Church
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  • removed the commandment about worshiping idols
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  • from its teachings and replaced the missing commandment
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  • by dividing the commandment about coveting.
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  • Rome was also responsible
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  • for changing the weekly day of worship
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  • from the seventh day of the week to the first.
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  • God's commandments have been under attack historically,
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  • and they still are today.
  • 00:22:45.010 --> 00:22:46.070
  • And this isn't like ignoring the speed limit or jaywalking.
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  • "The wages of sin is death," Paul wrote.
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  • It's serious.
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  • But it's what Satan wants.
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  • Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 59:2 that sin separates a person from God.
  • 00:22:58.020 --> 00:23:03.050
  • That's the aim; that's the agenda:
  • 00:23:03.060 --> 00:23:06.020
  • to separate people from God.
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  • And if you could do that while convincing them it's harmless
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  • or fashionable or that times have changed
  • 00:23:11.170 --> 00:23:14.240
  • or that the church is out of touch,
  • 00:23:14.250 --> 00:23:17.120
  • then you've just succeeded in justifying rebellion
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  • against God.
  • 00:23:20.240 --> 00:23:22.200
  • But is it ever justified?
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  • No, it's not. Not ever.
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  • And is it ever wise?
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  • Oh no, of course it isn't ever wise.
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  • Is it ever necessary?
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  • Oh no, it's not necessary.
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  • What would make perfect sense is to read the Word of God and say,
  • 00:23:35.290 --> 00:23:40.090
  • "This is a God I can trust.
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  • This is a Savior who died for me.
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  • This is a Jesus who one day is coming back to take me
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  • to be with Him in heaven."
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  • Following God is the pathway to a glorious future,
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  • a bright future, a happy future.
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:58.020
  • You can believe the propaganda, you can listen to the lies,
  • 00:23:58.030 --> 00:24:00.230
  • you can be caught up in the conspiracy,
  • 00:24:00.240 --> 00:24:03.180
  • or you can look into the face of Jesus and say,
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  • "Now, that's Somebody that I can love."
  • 00:24:06.230 --> 00:24:10.230
  • -Announcer: As we look around the world,
  • 00:24:12.230 --> 00:24:14.050
  • it appears this planet is spinning wildly out of control.
  • 00:24:14.060 --> 00:24:17.110
  • The world now is a far cry
  • 00:24:17.120 --> 00:24:19.000
  • from the world of even just a few years ago,
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  • leaving many people wondering if there's hope.
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  • -John Bradshaw: So what's the answer to a conspiracy
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  • that's led people to feel free to obey
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  • basically whatever they want, basically to obey themselves--
  • 00:24:49.060 --> 00:24:53.020
  • which means to be their own god--
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:56.160
  • what's the answer?
  • 00:24:56.170 --> 00:24:57.280
  • Well, the answer is this:
  • 00:24:57.290 --> 00:24:59.230
  • a radical commitment to God, a commitment to Jesus,
  • 00:24:59.240 --> 00:25:03.260
  • and a complete surrender to Christ and to the Word of God,
  • 00:25:03.270 --> 00:25:07.220
  • including the law of God.
  • 00:25:07.230 --> 00:25:10.050
  • If God said it, that's enough.
  • 00:25:10.060 --> 00:25:12.220
  • And how's that going with you?
  • 00:25:12.230 --> 00:25:14.220
  • We're in a battle here on Planet Earth, a real spiritual battle.
  • 00:25:14.230 --> 00:25:19.280
  • Only as we surrender to the Word of God
  • 00:25:19.290 --> 00:25:22.000
  • are we safe in the face of this relentless attack.
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  • Let's pray for that true surrender
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  • and pray that God would keep us safe,
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  • not just now but always.
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  • Let's pray now.
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  • [Soft music] Our Father in heaven,
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  • caught up in this war, this battle, we turn to You.
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  • Jehoshaphat in the Bible was caught up in a battle
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  • he knew he couldn't win, but he turned to You,
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  • and he prayed and he said, "Our eyes are upon You."
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  • And so, Lord, that's what we say to You.
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  • We're looking in Your direction.
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  • Friend, are your eyes on Jesus?
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  • If they're not, you'll be pushed this way and that,
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  • swayed this way and that,
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  • but if your eyes are on Him, focusing on the risen Savior,
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  • looking upon a God who is love,
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  • then you'll receive His presence and His strength
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  • and His blessing.
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  • And this great God will live His life out in you.
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  • Lord, that's our prayer. Is it your prayer, friend?
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  • If it is, open your heart to God.
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  • Say to God, "Yes, God, that's my prayer.
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  • Yes, Lord, I want Jesus to be my Savior now and forever."
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  • Keep us, Lord, in this great conspiracy,
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  • this great battle.
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  • Thank You that when Jesus comes back, we will be able to say,
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  • "Victory, victory is ours forever."
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  • We pray gratefully in Jesus' name.
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  • Amen.
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  • Thank you so very much for joining me.
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  • Looking forward to seeing you again next time.
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  • Until then, remember:
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  • "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone,
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  • but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"
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  • [Theme music]
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