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Best Of MSL 1: Expanding Faith and Gifts of the Spirit

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November 10, 2019 8:58 am

Best Of MSL 1: Expanding Faith and Gifts of the Spirit

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November 10, 2019 8:58 am

Welcome to the Best of Matt Slick Live where you will get to hear some of the best calls and segments from Matt Slick Live.

On this episode Matt talks to a caller who feels like he is in a Christian Bubble, and is seeking ways to expand his faith. From there Matt answers a callers question on his understanding of the manifestation of the Gifts of the Spirit from Corinthians Chapter 12. The final caller for this episodes wants asks Matt can those that break the commandments still go to heaven?

 

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You have to be perfect and no one can be perfect so no one is capable of being saved by the law will this means that were in trouble.

So now what we do what we do is we trust in what God has done. Only God can keep his law perfectly because God alone is perfect. So God in Christ God became Jesus. He became a man, and Jesus fulfilled the law perfectly. He never sinned first Peter 222 now as I said before the break. Sin is breaking the law of God. First John 34.

Sin is lawlessness.

And Jesus, when he said our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. He said in Matthew 612 forgive us our debts in the parallel account in Luke 11 for he said, forgive us our sins. The word that is a feeling well word soon as her Martin there different words so Jesus equates sin with legal debt in John 1930 on the cross, Jesus said to tell a sty in Greek and English.

That's it is finished to tell a sty that Greek word was has been found in the bottom of ancient tax receipts handwritten in the signifying a legal debt that has been paid in full in Colossians 214, it says Jesus, having canceled the certificate of debt, having nailed to the cross. The certificate of debt is Nicaragua fun. It's the handwritten IOU legal indebtedness. We encourage legal debt before God when we sin when he break his law and therefore judgment is coming in order to escape that we have to keep law perfectly, but we can't so were in trouble. We are by nature children of wrath as well. Ephesians 23. So the only thing left is a trust what God is done because he knows we can keep the law he can. He did, he became one of us in Christ never sinned and did everything perfectly. So what we see here is that when we want our sins forgiven. According to the consequences of that law. We have to trust in Christ on the wages of sin is death. Romans 623 and God said to Adam of the day that you the fruit you will die. Genesis 217 and spiritual death is separation from God and it manifested physical death, and so we can go to Leviticus 17 talks about the life is in the blood and is given for atonement, the blood of Christ cleanses of all since first John 17 through nine because he's a propitiation for our sins only for the sins of the whole world first John 224 propitiation means a sacrifice. It actually turns away wrath. It doesn't make it possible depending on the belief in the action of somebody else to propitiate me to actually remove it. Christ actually propitiated the sins of his people once given to him by the father John 637 through 40. He called his people. He propitiated them and he bore our sins in his body and the cross and died with them. The way this is death.

He died with them. So therefore the payment of the sin that is made is complete or what's left then is for us to appropriate it to ourselves and that is done by faith.

Romans 328 Romans 51 Romans 45 Galatians 216 to 21 at 321 E. This is done by faith, not by works of the law because we can't keep that law.

So when you say that you want to be held accountable for your sins what you're saying is you reject the sufficiency of the cross. You're saying you want to be held accountable not have Christ be held accountable and that is bad thing to what you don't want that you do not want to be held accountable for your sins because it's a total separation from God in agony. Mark 329 2546. Revelation 1410 and 2010 1411 2010 so you don't want that. What you need to do is trust Christ by faith receive him. John 112 and be justified by faith. Romans 51. Justification is the legal standing before God that you are correct according to the law in Christ, active and passive obedience is asked active obedience is his being made on the law. Galatians 44 made little bit lower than the angels. He was to nine and under the law. He never sinned first Peter 222.

He did everything right. That's called his active obedience is passive.

Obedience is when he was led to the cross. He was nailed to the cross is lifted up on the cross is active. Obedience is a treasure trove of grace of graceful righteousness Look at it that way, and the cross is where sins were imputed to him so we have here is our sin transferred to him on the cross and he died within the remove and we get his righteousness flipping 39 says we have a righteousness is not our own righteousness. I come from God. This is obtained by faith. Romans 328 we maintained a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law apart from the works of the law was for five says the one who does not work but believes in him will justifies the ungodly's faith is reckoned righteousness.

If you want to say in any way shape or form that you to do anything in order to be made right with God. You don't have true salvation because of Galatians 5125 when the Judaizers were saying that all he had to do was commit was just get circumcised.

One little thing one little thing of the law to be right with God just one. And Paul said they have been severed from Christ. Those were secretly justified by works of the law, you can't do a single thing. Not a single thing all you have left. This is trust in Christ by faith, because that's all you have it.

Even that faith is granted to you by God as 129 and he works faith in you. John 620 29 so he receives all the glory you do not want to be held accountable for your sins because it means judgment and condemnation of separation from God eternally. And the reason the Muslim goes to hell is because he has no true object of faith.

He serves a false pagan God and has no atoning sacrifice by which God himself to satisfy the requirements of the law becoming one of us under the law.

During our sin according to law and dying is shedding his blood according to that law.

Muslims don't have that we do and in Christ in the Trinitarian communion and incarnation sacrifice.

The law of God is satisfied by God himself and because we are in Christ and we died with him.

Romans 66 168 because we died with him and we have died to that law. Romans 71 through four and those who have died to the law free from the law. Therefore the law has no jurisdiction over us. We can't be held accountable for our sin because in Christ, having died on the cross by proxy federal headship is a talk topic. There were justified by faith. Romans 328 Romans 45 okay map.

Thank you. I never imagine you're welcome. That was interesting so folks as you can tell you doing this a long time. I do not looking for kudos. What I'm saying here is that the Scriptures are coherent. The Scriptures teach the truth of the atoning sacrifice in Christ that we obtained by faith alone in Christ alone. When we tell you all of us are in the same boat. We have wicked hearts. The heart is desperately wicked deceitful cannot be trusted. Jeremiah 17.

I'm not any better than you, you're not any better than me were all sinners and the only way that we can be forgiven of our sins. The only way we can be declared righteous before God is by faith in what God did and God became one of us and died on that cross. God is the one who atones for our sins. God is the one who met the requirement of the law, God did everything. If you're not so sure if you're saved if you feel the conviction of the spirit about your sin and you know that you have offended God sinned against God. If you've lied stolen fornicate used his name in vain and you will be forgiven.

What you have to do is go to Jesus. Jesus Christ is God in flesh. John 11 verse 14 Colossians 29 who lived perfectly. First Peter 222 eight everything and all you gotta do is trust in what Christ that receive Christ as John 112 says receive him, trusting what he did. You can't add anything not baptism, not going to church, not reading your Bible not being nice that's not what saves you, you can't contributing nothing, nothing, we have nothing to offer what we can do is simply trust in Christ.

That's all we've got.

Because that is the means by which can then be justified faith in him is the only thing we have because it means putting everything in him trusting in him and his work.

And that's what we need is peoplehood all people need. So if you haven't done that pleased asked Jesus talk to Jesus prayed in Jesus ask him to forgive you ask him ask Robbie Gilmore here in the Truth Network podcast of help make my pillow the company it is today, and now Mike Lindell, who by the way, I've met is a great guy, the inventor and CEO of my pillow wants to get back to our listeners for the first time you can get deep discounts on all my dog products. If you go to my pillow.com right now, and click on the new radio listeners special who never thought that my dream job would be selling my pillows and you're getting tired of these sleeping droughts, but you can get deep discounts on my pillows and mattress toppers bedsheets, and so much more.

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He uses us in these things very often manifest okay okay yeah are there any gain get the fair manifest in a corporate setting corporate setting.

I like and I guess look at family I get them anywhere that big out in the door to interpret it. But you can later that Matt is trying to draw attention to themselves or would you think that it possible that they are low manifesting the spiritual gift of tongue and interpretation of famous healing in the miracle of the other kind of thing is lifted through chapter 12 first like another trying to get attention of cells and with hearts second that were to happen, then falls under the category of prayer and interest, praying in tongues, interpretation of tongues and then the elders would have to judge what is legitimate. Okay, I can but I appreciate that Matt very and I appreciate that.

Thank you, Leslie. All right. Let's go over to the bill from California, Bill, are you still there are you doing today doing all right. By God's grace. Hang in there. When he got mad. What's up occupied likely no Bible. Whoever greatly for people to do thorough will be called least gather organic kingdom of heaven that mean that when people preach great commandments. They will go to my note commandment given the commandment and you look up worsening. What we find is that this is the context of the Beatitudes.

The Beatitudes are our wisdom poetry that Polish poetry but wisdom statements from Christ on how we are to live our lives and the Sony says so whoever knows one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do the same shall release in the in the kingdom of heaven will if you say you can lose your salvation and how can they be in the kingdom of heaven would generally we understand in Matthew five and the Beatitudes is he speaking to the Jew and with understand what is the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of heaven.

The kingdom of God are interchangeable in Matthew seems to use the phrase kingdom of heaven because the Jews are quite familiar with entities writing mainly to the Jews seems to be a covenantal kind of a thing that God is talking Christ is talking to the Jews as speaker them in language that they would understand and doesn't mean that if you're teaching someone not to do something that is biblical. That means you lose your salvation because you both personally And your salvation was consistent with what you decide is what we want to see here I think is what is Bailey talking about is the idea of teaching people to observe what God is said to do that. Of course we have the issue of abrogation which means when the new covenant New Testament the new covenant came in the old covenant was abrogated. Now, not every single bit of it but a lot of large part of it was abrogated. We don't have to fulfill. For example, the do animal sacrifices anymore and he defines principle of abrogation in Hebrews 813 and he was 915 16 spoke about their with the death of Christ, a new covenant comes it feels that way. So if it helps or not, but there's some information about yard line.

On a bigger transcript will lose our salvation commandment from what that meant but I appreciated this the keeping of the commandments is a manifestation of salvation is a five family book club true believer in God's image. I'm going to love God and love my neighbor and I like to say that by loving God and loving my neighbor out accidentally people the rest of the commandments.

So that's the idea that we don't keep our salvation by keeping commandments that works righteousness of Mormonism. Esther was with Catholicism tomorrow. You ready commandment to help guide going. Your doctor what you think you killed people with sleep. Yes. Yes he offers no hope know he's a heretic and you will be debated and the story that I remember when I was up in Montana can refer the debate to stories which are worth mentioning here.

One is driving in the in a truck with the main guy transporting this was a girl.

I think the backseat early 20s like change, whatever, and we are talking with this issue and starting to clue in how dangerous these people were with iconic teaching and on size and limit so you saying if you sin you lose your salvation yes and if you repent you get back. She says yeah so you can lose your salvation over and over again. She says yeah just got so wrong also harbor being in the debate and I did not know until he got there, which was all I thought was to be a Q&A. Afterwards that's how it all supposed to be.

I thought we agreed to that but they said no Q&A, which whatever that's worth really happened and I remember sitting there when a woman asking a question and the question area phase of the discussion, debate, and I clued in. Are you saying you don't send anymore. She says that's right. And I remember looking around at the crowd to see if anybody would stare at her like are you crazy nobody to attach an attorney realizing that there's really something wrong here and so I talked to them afterwards on the Cindy more. I had in the gospel we remember someplace or preaching the gospel to the gospel as they were keeping their salvation by the goodness they didn't know what it meant.

What target. Another 23 day night African-American. If I bye-bye think about the public American way to get rid of the people Bob 24 days out of Left that have been at 23 day three joke doing people tell me that they don't have the student simply treat the holy days of the incident, not for a lot of years.

I look around the gravel for puddle of water you will walk on that please list you are doing a thing I'll say is God. Jesus is the standard of God says in first Peter 116.

He says the holy prime holy. The standard is God's holiness of God's character and so your love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.

I said are you doing that, I suggest with all will yeah see you doing on the same level as Jesus, that's what is that he's the standard right in your loving your neighbor the same level that Jesus did all the time. While not all time will you not doing it.

Your appearance in that's a standard, they have the law and they don't realize how utterly foolish they really are readily committed, alleged RMN. Keep up the good work. God bless. Let's get to Chris from Richmond. We lost Timmy a comment on marriage and we have noted way. That's okay to talk about marriage a little bit folks will do a series sometime and release it on the theology of marriage on the right of a booklet on it. A small book you would be hopefully would be too many was something that could be easily read in a single sitting setting that is sitting I should say, but the theology of marriage and understand that our marriage is a reflection of the covenantal aspect of God's character that intra-Trinitarian communion God covenanted to redeem people he Hebrews 1320 talks about the blood of the eternal covenant and what marriage is a covenant is a promise to contract is an agreement and it is to be taken very, very, very, very seriously and I know there are a lot of people out there listening.

I knows a lot of people driving on the road and you're thinking about leaving her spouse maybe have good reason, but you always got to talk to your your your elders after being beaten, get out and only good work on that call the police but an assisting state with every single thing all the time.

Another noted are certain limitations with generically speaking in the last two minutes. I got here a minute and 1/2 you have to realize that if Lester's adultery or abandonment. You don't have grounds for divorce and you gotta make it work and if your spouse isn't willing to make it work.

There are things you can do is not to be easy but you have to realize you made a commitment to God. Keep that commitment. And if you're somehow separated your listener.

This urinal lectureship was somebody else beside your spouse break it off now when the shows over you call that a person you say were done and you can't come to a place of repentance equal to your elders you talk your elders about it and you go to your spouse.

You tell your spouse about you bring yourself to repentance and you stop that house God to heal a marriage when people are separated and their rebelling against him by violating the contractor they made with God. And then they wanted to fix things. Are you serious people. They want God to do things and live in realize are fighting him and rebelling against him serving her own flesh to stop the don't listen to the left and the weakness of feelings and feel etiology. Listen to the liberals with feelings is what you have to be to do you make a commitment. You stick, you gave your word. Your word is important work on things and it is healed by now is


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