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October 6, 2019
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Winning Walk with Ed Young

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  • Ed Young: It's amazing how a lot of us can go to church, some
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  • Bible study classes for a long time, periodically all of our
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  • life, but still be basically biblically illiterate.
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  • Matthew chapter 22, a lawyer asked Jesus, "What is the most
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  • important commandment?"
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  • In other words, "What is that thing that is the number one
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  • thing you must do?"
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  • Jesus says, "Love the Lord thy God with all your heart," that's
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  • a passionate love of God, "with all your soul, and love him
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  • with all your mind."
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  • Now, a lot of us have loved him passionately, different times,
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  • different degrees, with all of our heart.
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  • A lot of us have loved him with our life, with our
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  • lifestyle, with our soul.
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  • But you know, it's amazing how few of us have ever loved
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  • the Lord our God with all of our mind.
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  • Coming back from Israel this past week, a 10-hour flight, I
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  • was in the galley and met a man, an Englishman named Peter, and I
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  • began to ask him political questions, about life.
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  • And you know, a 10-hour flight, you can learn a lot of things
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  • about somebody.
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  • And before long, as he began to tell his view of life,
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  • and what he believed about this, and the Middle East, and et
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  • cetera, et cetera, I realized every single thing he believed,
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  • I believed the exact opposite.
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  • I mean, every single thing.
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  • I believe this-- I didn't tell him that.
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  • I just asked him questions and nodded, and
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  • asked another question.
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  • It went on for a period of time until finally he got
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  • to the point he said, "I guess you realize I'm a humanist
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  • and I'm an atheist."
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  • That explained it.
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  • I hear people all the time.
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  • It just drives me crazy.
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  • "You know, America is divided.
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  • We're going to have to come together."
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, when people see the world
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  • through these eyes, the eyes of secular humanism,
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  • godlessness, they see the world entirely different, and on every
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  • question they will answer it in a different way than those
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  • of us who see the world with biblical eyes.
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  • So, there's not gonna be some great healing and coming
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  • together here when you've got two entirely different views
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  • of the world.
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  • Different views of God.
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  • My atheist, who believed that there was nothing, I said,
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  • "Well, when you die, what happens?"
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  • He said, "Well, the energy in my body just goes back
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  • in the universe."
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  • I said, "How do you know that?"
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  • He says, "That's just what I believe."
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  • Okay, and then after I listened to him a long, long time, I
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  • asked him, I said, "Is there evil in the world?"
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  • He said, "Yes."
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  • I said, "Is there good in the world?"
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  • He said, "Hmmm, yes."
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  • I said, "Is there moral law in the world?"
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  • "Yes." Okay, good, evil, moral law.
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  • Then I kind of flipped a little bit and I said, "Do you believe
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  • you can have an effect without a cause?"
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  • If something happens, is there always a cause?
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  • He said, "Oh yes, I believe you can't have an effect
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  • without a cause."
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  • I said, "All right, we have moral law.
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  • That is an effect.
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  • What is the cause of the moral law?"
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  • "Whoa," he said.
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  • Different world, shifted gears.
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  • He said, "Well, I guess, it's culture."
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  • I said, "You know, you can call it what you want to.
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  • I'm just gonna call it, you know, just for fun, God."
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  • God.
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  • Now, let's cut to the chase.
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  • In the beginning, God, Elohim, Trinity.
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  • Bereshit, in the beginning, God, Trinity, Elohim.
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  • And by the word-- the way, the word "Elohim" is mentioned
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  • 25 times in the first chapter of Genesis.
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  • So, let's talk about this God.
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  • The Bible reveals to us that God is real.
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  • God is alive.
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  • God is personal.
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  • God is one who loves you and loves me totally
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  • and completely regardless of past or present.
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  • And he is pursuing you and pursuing me because he wants
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  • to enter into relationship with you and a relationship
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  • with me that he has arranged through the giving of his Son
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • And he is a pursuing God, a loving God.
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  • And you say, "Well, you know, I kind of know that."
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  • Let me tell you, that is absolutely, factually,
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  • historically true.
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  • We know that Jesus was born, died, buried, God raised him
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  • from the dead.
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  • That happens to be historical fact.
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  • Let me give you another fact.
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  • In 55 B.C., Britain was dominated by the Romans
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  • under Julius Caesar.
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  • That is a historical fact.
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  • And that's just a fact that can be proven, but there is more
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  • evidence that Jesus was born, died, was raised from the dead,
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  • than there's evidence that the Romans dominated Britain
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  • in 55 B.C.
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  • So, you can take that historical fact about Britain
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  • and domination of Romans and you can put it into a file, but you
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  • cannot take the fact that God came in human flesh in Jesus
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  • Christ and died for you, and God raised him from the dead.
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  • That is a historical fact, but you can't file it away
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  • because it keeps on coming, keeps on speaking.
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  • And this God calls for a decision from you and me.
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  • He calls for a decision, a response.
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  • In the Bible, he gives us a call and a responsibility right here
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  • in Genesis chapter number 1.
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  • In the beginning, God, Elohim, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
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  • Right up front we're introduced to God.
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  • Also, we're not only introduced to God, we're introduced
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  • to something else.
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  • We're introduced to the universe, to the Cosmos.
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  • He created the heavens and the earth.
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  • Tremendous thing.
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  • And then we know the six days of creation.
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  • Look on your screen, and you see something.
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  • You see form and you seem filling.
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  • Here's the form.
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  • Remember the world was without form?
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  • Here's the form.
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  • Day one, there's light.
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  • Day four, there is a filling of that light.
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  • Look, sun, moon, stars.
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  • Look at the next one. You see the sky and the water.
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  • See, in day five you see the birds and the fish.
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  • You see day three, you see the land.
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  • You see fulfilling, animals, and man, and plants.
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  • You see, there is a form and then there is a filling.
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  • This is God talking to us in creation.
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  • Now, here is the question.
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  • How long did it take God to create the earth?
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  • The old earth, the new earth.
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  • This debate has been going on.
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  • Is geology right, that it took billions of years?
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  • Or is the Bible right, it was done in six days?
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  • By the way, I wish everybody would relax over this if you've
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  • been in some kind of theological debate.
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  • Usually when there's a conflict between the Bible and science,
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  • it usually means that somebody has misinterpreted the Bible
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  • and somebody else is not understanding science, and I
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  • think this is true in this case.
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  • And you have some wild kind of thing that we've heard as
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  • Christians.
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  • We have the idea that God created the world in six days.
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  • And even if you find Bishop Unger there in Ireland, and some
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  • of this you'll find in your Bible.
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  • By the way, I'd throw that Bible away and get another one, or put
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  • it away because it says that the earth is 4.000 years old.
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  • And then a few years later, Lightfoot comes along, who was
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  • the president of Cambridge University.
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  • He said, "Well, the earth is exactly 4.004 years old," and he
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  • said creation was between October the 18th
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  • and October the 27th.
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  • And he said, Actually, Adam was created on the morning
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  • of October the 26th, about 9 o'clock.
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  • Now, ladies and gentlemen, when we begin to speak about that
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  • which the Bible does not speak, there's a lot of problems here,
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  • but one is-- A mighty, giant problem is that we don't even
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  • have a solar universe until the fourth verse.
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  • There's no sun, there's no moon.
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  • How do you deal with Eve at that time?
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  • And no date is mentioned in the Bible until you get
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  • to the fifth chapter of Genesis.
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  • So you say, "Well, who's right?"
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  • Oh, 6 days, 24 hour days, and there's all kind of theories
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  • here.
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  • There's the gap theory, verse 1 between verse 2, catastrophic
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  • things happen.
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  • There's the idea of "Yom," the word for day, it can mean
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  • decade or era.
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  • And we go through all kinds of gymnastics tryin' to say it
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  • was six 24-hour days or it was eons, billions and billions
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  • of years, as if there is some kind of conflict.
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  • You say, Well, either the scientists are right or God
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  • is right.
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  • No, that's not right. I think they're both right.
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  • Let me tell you why.
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  • There's different kinds of truth.
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  • Where is the center of Metropolitan Houston?
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  • Well it's Downtown, right?
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  • Nobody can argue with that.
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  • Well, not really.
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  • If you look at population, it's somewhere out the other side
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  • of Katy.
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  • Well, you look at, you know, the geographical center, it will
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  • be somewhere else.
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  • So, if I say it's the other side of Katy, or the geographical
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  • center is there, or it's Downtown, all three of us are
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  • right because we have different understanding of truth.
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  • Who is bigger, Goliath or David?
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  • Well, Goliath is bigger, obviously.
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  • No, David in one sense of truth is bigger in character,
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  • and understanding, and military skills.
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  • So, Goliath is bigger over here.
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  • There are different kinds of truth.
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  • That's what we have to understand.
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  • And I look at these verses and I say this is God's work day.
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  • Six days is God's work day.
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  • Could God have done it in six days?
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  • Absolutely.
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  • We have a new heaven, and new earth, and our resurrection
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  • bodies.
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  • It says we will be changed, how quick?
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  • In 1.000 years, 100 years, 50 years, 1 year, 5 minutes?
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  • No, in the twinkling of an eye, because God's almighty.
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  • He can do what he wants to do.
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  • And those who go through all the gymnastics that say because
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  • the great flood, and you have that engineer who talked
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  • to Morris and said therefore it rearranged all the constellation
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  • of the rocks on the earth.
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  • All of this, I think, is basically nonsense because this
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  • is God's created order.
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  • And I think science is true and we are true, and there's
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  • different kinds of truth involved because God did it.
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  • Could he have done it in any time period?
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  • Absolutely. Does anybody know dogmatically?
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  • Because nobody was there but God.
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  • But when he creates a new heaven and a new earth, we're gonna be
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  • there in our resurrected bodies, and we'll be a part and part
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  • of all of that.
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  • So, don't get lost in that.
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  • Treat the old earth, new earth people like we do eschatology,
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  • 'cause they can come to Jesus Christ.
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  • They're pre-, there's post-, there's a-, and then there's
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  • the pan-millennialist, who believe it's all going to pan
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  • out.
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  • So I think we have to approach this kind of thing in that way.
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  • Created.
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  • And then we have the idea, What about this world?
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  • Did it come together as an accident?
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  • You know, a lot of people believe that all this evolved
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  • over a period of years, but all of a sudden there's that Big
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  • Bang.
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  • Bang, and now, oh, scientists virtually believe there was
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  • a moment of creation.
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  • Sounds like what the Bible talks about it, doesn't it?
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  • Because they see the universe is still expanding.
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  • And now we come, and look, and see that the universe has
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  • an order to it.
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  • In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
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  • What a majestic thing.
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  • What a marvelous thing that that is.
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  • Abraham Lincoln said you could go to outer space and look
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  • at the world, the shape it's in, and you might be an atheist,
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  • but Abraham Lincoln said if you stand on this earth and look
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  • at the starry skies, it's impossible to be an atheist.
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  • And so, we come to the created order.
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  • This world is not chaotic.
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  • It is a cosmos.
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  • This world has symmetry.
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  • It has unity.
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  • It has consistency in it.
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  • In the 17th century, there was a mathematician, Sir Isaac
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  • Newton.
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  • And Newton had built into his library a model of the sun
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  • and all the planets around it the right distance, perfect
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  • orientation.
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  • And he had wheels, and pulleys, and belts, and he could turn
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  • that little universe, that solar system right there as a model.
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  • An atheistic friend came in to see him and saw that
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  • model.
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  • He saw it operating and he looked at Newton and said, "Who
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  • made it?"
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  • And Newton answered, "Nobody, it just happened."
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  • A lot of people ignorantly think that.
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  • This world is intricately, beautifully, rhythmically made
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  • and has a consistency that every scientist counts on.
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  • If I had in my pocket ten pennies, and I number those
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  • pennies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, okay?
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  • And I'd reach in my pocket, shuffle the pennies around,
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  • and reach in and pull out one penny that had the 1 on it.
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  • What are the odds of that? One in ten, right?
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  • Put it back in my pocket,
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  • shuffle all those pennies around.
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  • I'd reach in without looking, pull out a penny had a 1 on it.
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  • Pull out another penny had the 2 on it in that order.
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  • What are the odds in that?
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  • That's one in a hundred, right?
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  • I put it back in my pocket, I shuffle 'em around, and I reach
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  • in and I pull out a penny with a 1 on it, a penny with a 2
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  • on it, a penny with a 3 on it.
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  • What's the odds in that?
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  • One of the Las Vegas guys said one in a thousand.
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  • That's right. Lots of luck.
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  • But what if I put those ten pennies my pocket, and I pull
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  • one penny out, has a 1 on it, and a 2, and a 3, and a 4,
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  • and all the way through to 10, what are the odds
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  • of that happening?
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  • One in ten billion.
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  • God created bra this world magnificently.
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  • The world is tilted.
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  • The earth at least is tilted 23 degrees.
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  • If it were tilted 24 degrees, you know what would happen?
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  • The mist from the north and south would come together
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  • and we'd be all frozen.
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  • The whole earth would be frozen.
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  • If it were tilted down to, say, 22 degrees,
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  • the other thing would happen.
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  • The tides would come and cover all of us.
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  • Do you see this world?
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  • Not only are you and I fearfully and wonderfully made, but so is
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  • this universe.
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  • So, in the beginning, God introduces us to God,
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  • to himself.
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  • And then he also introduces us to the universe
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  • in which we live.
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  • And also he introduces us to man, mankind.
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  • The psalmist asks the question, Psalm 24, "What is man?"
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  • Big question, isn't it?
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  • You know the secular answer?
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  • Man came from slime and worked his way up through evolutionary
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  • process and became human, fully a man.
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  • From slime to manhood, that's secular belief in evolution.
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  • You know what we believe as Christians?
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  • We believe man started off in the garden of Eden.
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  • Man started up high, but man slipped down low and became
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  • slime through our sin.
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  • We believe we started high, we ended low.
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  • They believe we started low and ended high.
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  • Which view of man is accurate?
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  • Slime to fullness, or from fullness due to sin back
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  • down to slime?
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  • And can anybody debate with whether or not man can
  • 00:18:14.200 --> 00:18:19.180
  • recede all the way into slime?
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  • What is man?
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  • Well, secularly, how much are you worth?
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  • Well, if you weigh 176 pounds, you're worth about $160 if they
  • 00:18:31.150 --> 00:18:37.030
  • ground up all the chemistry in your body.
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  • Everything you have in your body and my body is found
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  • in the crust of the Earth.
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  • According to the Bible, we were formed from dust.
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  • "From dust we are, from dust we will return," the Bible said.
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  • Little boy asked his mother about that and said, "What does
  • 00:18:50.260 --> 00:18:53.200
  • that mean, 'Dust we were, dust we will return'?"
  • 00:18:53.210 --> 00:18:57.070
  • And the mother said, "I don't know."
  • 00:18:57.080 --> 00:18:58.290
  • And little boy said, "Well, I know one thing.
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  • Somebody's coming or going under our bed."
  • 00:19:00.230 --> 00:19:02.190
  • But anyway.
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  • We know how this operates.
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  • It's amazing, our body worth, if you weigh, what, 176 pounds,
  • 00:19:09.170 --> 00:19:15.100
  • worth about $160.
  • 00:19:15.110 --> 00:19:16.200
  • That's about a dollar a pound.
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  • That's when you pay bananas, isn't it?
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  • About dollar a pound.
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  • That's what we-- that's what you're worth.
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  • That's what I'm worth, in a secular sense.
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  • But what are we really worth?
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  • What is our value?
  • 00:19:29.170 --> 00:19:31.010
  • What is your value?
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  • We have slipped all the way down to slime in our own sin,
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:36.050
  • our own selfishness.
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  • How do we make our way back to full manhood, into maturity,
  • 00:19:37.180 --> 00:19:41.250
  • in the life of God?
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  • What does the Bible tell us?
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  • It tells us that everything else was made.
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  • The animals were made.
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  • The plants, the universe, all this was made, made, made,
  • 00:19:50.260 --> 00:19:54.210
  • but man was created.
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  • Huh, interesting, isn't it?
  • 00:19:57.040 --> 00:19:59.070
  • Berah.
  • 00:19:59.080 --> 00:20:00.170
  • We were created and the Bible says-- look at these verses.
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:03.050
  • They are powerful, powerful verses indeed.
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:07.220
  • Look at chapter number 2.
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  • First of all, chapter 1:26, Then God said, "Let us make man
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  • in our image, according to our likeness; and let them rule
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  • over the fish of the sea, the birds the air, et cetera."
  • 00:20:20.150 --> 00:20:23.080
  • He said, "Let us make man in our image."
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  • "Let us." God said, "Let us."
  • 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:29.260
  • God, plural God, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit
  • 00:20:29.270 --> 00:20:35.060
  • entered into a conversation.
  • 00:20:35.070 --> 00:20:37.150
  • The Trinity had conversation.
  • 00:20:37.160 --> 00:20:39.080
  • The Godhead had conversation with each other and said, "Let
  • 00:20:39.090 --> 00:20:42.210
  • us make man like us."
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  • We're made in the image of God.
  • 00:20:46.050 --> 00:20:48.280
  • Everything else was made according to their kind,
  • 00:20:48.290 --> 00:20:51.190
  • according to their kind.
  • 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:52.290
  • Now we were made in the image of God.
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:55.050
  • We, you, every human is a reproduction of God.
  • 00:20:55.060 --> 00:21:00.150
  • Now, animals, my dog Winston is a soul.
  • 00:21:00.160 --> 00:21:05.030
  • He is alive, but he has not had into him the breath of God.
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  • Winston sees me pray every night.
  • 00:21:11.200 --> 00:21:13.210
  • He looks at me and what I'm doing on my knees.
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  • I'm gettin' down with him. He doesn't know.
  • 00:21:16.080 --> 00:21:18.150
  • He doesn't have the capacity to pray.
  • 00:21:18.160 --> 00:21:20.110
  • No animal has the capacity to pray.
  • 00:21:20.120 --> 00:21:22.130
  • They have no understanding.
  • 00:21:22.140 --> 00:21:24.050
  • You and I, because we're made in God's image and we in one
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:27.170
  • sense are a reproduction of God.
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:30.060
  • He created us after his kind, and we're after his kind so we
  • 00:21:30.070 --> 00:21:34.080
  • can know him and he can know us.
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  • He can talk to us and we can talk to him.
  • 00:21:36.130 --> 00:21:39.000
  • That is uniqueness of man, and it is a beautiful gift that
  • 00:21:39.010 --> 00:21:44.090
  • we have.
  • 00:21:44.100 --> 00:21:45.200
  • And the understanding of the soul has been
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:48.050
  • so distorted by the Greeks and it sneaked its way
  • 00:21:48.060 --> 00:21:51.290
  • into the church.
  • 00:21:52.000 --> 00:21:53.090
  • The Greeks taught that the body was like a glass, and soul was
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:59.090
  • like water, and when the body, the glass, was broken, the water
  • 00:21:59.100 --> 00:22:03.200
  • was spilled out and it was spilled back into the universe.
  • 00:22:03.210 --> 00:22:07.030
  • And that would be-- the water would be our soul.
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:10.040
  • The Bible knows nothing of that.
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:11.270
  • The body and soul belong together.
  • 00:22:11.280 --> 00:22:14.200
  • And when this body deteriorates, remember we have a resurrection
  • 00:22:14.210 --> 00:22:17.190
  • body that our soul will inhabit forever and forever.
  • 00:22:17.200 --> 00:22:22.210
  • And therefore, our soul is the essence of you and me,
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:26.060
  • and it's built for eternity.
  • 00:22:26.070 --> 00:22:28.130
  • It is within us.
  • 00:22:28.140 --> 00:22:29.230
  • And we're made in the image of God in this life so we can
  • 00:22:29.240 --> 00:22:33.080
  • hear him and he can hear us.
  • 00:22:33.090 --> 00:22:36.070
  • Beautiful, beautiful concept.
  • 00:22:36.080 --> 00:22:39.140
  • There was a surgeon who dissected a body down
  • 00:22:39.150 --> 00:22:43.060
  • to every little thing.
  • 00:22:43.070 --> 00:22:44.170
  • Cut a body up every way a body can be cut up.
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  • And the surgeon announced, "I have looked everywhere
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:51.080
  • in the human body and the human body has no soul."
  • 00:22:51.090 --> 00:22:54.260
  • Hmm, well, we have a...
  • 00:22:54.270 --> 00:23:01.130
  • ...a piano over here.
  • 00:23:08.240 --> 00:23:10.120
  • I'm going to take all that piano apart, all the keys, take it all
  • 00:23:10.130 --> 00:23:13.200
  • out, look everywhere in there, and I've torn that piano up,
  • 00:23:13.210 --> 00:23:16.170
  • and I've got it down to the smallest possible
  • 00:23:16.180 --> 00:23:18.220
  • thing, and you know, I've found no music in that piano.
  • 00:23:18.230 --> 00:23:22.140
  • I looked everywhere.
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  • That's what that scientist just didn't understand.
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:30.100
  • Psuche, the soul.
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  • And therefore, we can communicate with God, he can
  • 00:23:32.250 --> 00:23:35.030
  • communicate with us, and that is uniqueness of mankind.
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  • And Genesis tells us about it.
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  • Like that little girl from Wisconsin, tragically
  • 00:23:43.030 --> 00:23:49.280
  • kidnapped for months, 13 years old.
  • 00:23:49.290 --> 00:23:53.270
  • She escaped, what, a couple of days ago.
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  • She went to a woman and she said, "Help me, I'm lost."
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  • A lot of us are there.
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  • Need to cry out to Almighty God, "Lord, help me.
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  • I'm lost. I'm empty.
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  • I'm broken. I'm addicted.
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  • I'm down. I'm out.
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  • I'm lonely. I'm pessimistic.
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  • I'm not thinking clearly.
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  • Lord, help me.
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  • I'm lost."
  • 00:24:22.190 --> 00:24:23.280
  • And God comes and says, "Because you're made in my image, I can
  • 00:24:23.290 --> 00:24:29.000
  • help you, and restore you, and rebuild you inside and out,
  • 00:24:29.010 --> 00:24:33.150
  • and you will be found, saved, salvaged."
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  • Book of Genesis introduces us to God, Elohim, three in one.
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  • The book of Genesis introduces us to this magnificent universe
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  • in which we live.
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  • And the book of Genesis tells us what man is, what mankind is,
  • 00:24:54.170 --> 00:24:59.110
  • and how we are made in the image of God.
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  • And therefore, we can be redeemed, we can be remade,
  • 00:25:02.280 --> 00:25:07.010
  • and we are built to live forever.
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  • with Jesus Christ.
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  • Let me say a personal word of thanks for joining us today.
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  • Please tune in next time as we study God's Word together
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  • on "The Winning Walk."
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  • announcer: How has "The Winning Walk" impacted your life?
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  • Share your story with us by going
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  • to winningwalk.org/MyStory.
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