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This is true for a new generation radio and now the man who preached in 50 states and 50 days, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarlane.
One of the greatest forces in the New Testament is Romans chapter 51 it says. Therefore, having been justified by faith. Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hi. Welcome to truth when you generation out volunteer signature listening. I want to talk about the greatest message that the world needs to hear, possibly more urgently than at any other time in world history. Welcome to the program and if you've got a Bible term group Romans chapter 4 and verse five, but every single witness bracelet and it's on T-shirts to intercept as a witness where I really like and it shows a down arrow and it shows across and it shows this arc line and then it shows an arrow pointing in an arrow pointing down know what's that mean witness symbol.
You might've seen the down arrow speaks to the incarnation of Christ how God took on the human body came from heaven to earth to prove himself as the Messiah fulfill all the prophecies and ultimately he would suffer and die on the cross and paid for our sins and the symbol of the cross is the symbol of Jesus being killed on Golgotha that he'll call the place of the skull Jesus was now to the cross will in this little symbol that to our lines represent the tomb. Jesus was laid in the tomb after he died on the cross he rose from the dead. Of course you all know the story Jesus rose from the great physically alive in Scripture is likely 24 he said touch me, you will see that a spirit hath not flesh and bones as you see me have. Jesus physically rose from the dead, and he said those that would put their faith in him. I would believe in him they would rise from their graves one day to the arrow in this little symbol signifies that Jesus ascended back to heaven, he went and of course you know in the New Testament the disciples were looking up and in the book of acts chapter 1 we read about how when Christ ascended to heaven some angels appeared and they said the men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into the heavens.
This same Jesus will return in like manner as you seen him go now in the symbol the witness symbol. There's a another down arrow Christ is coming back to you and I are living somewhere between those two final arrows.
He asked ended and went back up to heaven, he will return.
We may very well be near the return of Christ.
We just simply don't know.
But do you think about that much you think about the return of Christ. I did and I think about our mission.
Our assignment now is to tell the world about salvation and this great message. Romans 51 having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, the verb have you think a lot about the things you have maybe you have a good job. Maybe you have a nice car. Maybe you have an expensive home.
Maybe you have a family that loves you those are fine things that I hope you do have all of those things and more.
Another something that is worth more than anything else you could have something more valuable and that Romans 51 says to have peace with God on my goodness, what a joy that is peace with God. How rude our Lord Jesus Christ by faith not works faith, but trusting in Christ numbers to Romans five system through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Romans 52 speaks of standing in the grace of God that we have through faith. It's hard to stand in life. If you're standing in something outside of the grace of God I want to talk about the greatest message that the world needs to hear.
Probably more urgently than any other time in world history as well. Throughout history, there's always been sin in their existence stand and sinners in every generation in the first two centuries of the early church and there was sand there was immorality was false teaching. I got a book that I recently got on the heresies and heresies false teaching orthodoxy is right. Teaching heterodoxy is multiple teachings, all of which can't be true. Heresy is some false teaching that distorts the gospel either the person of Christ.
The work of Christ, but how you and I access salvation. Heresy can come in any one of those ways, or all three of those ways. There can be distortion about who Christ wants to be a false teaching about what Christ did or didn't do.
And then there can be false teaching about how we come into a relationship with Christ and you know it's interesting the sense that we struggle with today, and that the false teachings that immensely many people today they been around for 2000 years is interesting how y'all saying there's really nothing new under the sun, and in a way that's true. We have some inventions some electronic devices, mobile devices and things like that but in a way, look, there's always been sin and sinners.
I will say what is unique about the time in which we live. Something very unique for the first time. As far as I can tell in world history. There is the global well-funded, well orchestrated, highly publicized, nearly unrelenting push to erase all knowledge of morality on moral boundaries and of course I'm speaking of really two things. The push to remove all legal protection from the unborn to leave the unborn with no legal protection whatsoever, and to legitimize abortion and then in terms of homosexual behavior. Transgender is some sexual deviancy to normalize that now because we have a conscience because we know right from wrong. There has been the push to really suppress moral knowledge, and to make abortion.
Okay to try to mainstream homosexuality and gay marriage. Now, transgender's and studs that were in the point were at the point where in many schools and businesses. People can be reprimanded or even lose their jobs if they send males and females are different when we come back really continue talking about the most urgent message that the world needs to hear. Probably more more crucially than ever before message of the gospel and justification before God through faith wherein anyone that believes in Jesus can stand in the grace of God. Satan true for new generation is back after this. Join Alex McFarlane for spiritual awakening in our times studying the book of acts. June 25-27 in the Billy Graham training center at the Cove near Asheville, North Carolina.
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When you visit Alex McFarlane.com timeless truths in a soundbite culture for a new generation radio book about the truth the new generation Alex McFarlane tear were talking about the push to erase moral knowledge, and that is something unique about the times in which we live that there is this global. Various political initiatives and lobbying groups, there is the global push to erase moral boundaries.
Now let me say something that's very rare for this broadcast to have one I'm going to agree with Richard docket that the famed atheist from Britain years ago. He wrote a book called the God delusion, and he during the 90s and the 2000 Richard Dawkins was say a just unrelenting proponent of atheism. And it's funny the secularism that he has spent his life promoting is really for the moment come to be tenant come back to haunt him because you might remember now listen carefully to remember one decade ago there was a woman on the West Coast name Rachel Dolezal and she was the head of the chapter of the NAACP and she presented herself as black African-American what turned out, Rachel does that was as Caucasian as it gets. In fact, when they should childhood and young adult pictures on the morning news shows him and she was his fair skin, she was a fair skin, freckled young lady. She was absolutely white. Rachel Dolezal had presented herself as an African-American and she feigned a different ethnicity than her birth, nationality and ethnicity.
She was Caucasian. She was white. White American but she presented herself as black and she styled her hair and were extensions and she put on makeup and she expected talk and a addiction and presented herself as black and she was a have a chapter of the NAACP. Well it came out that she was absolutely not black. She was white and when she lost her job and she really was the subject of mockery in the national media. Rachel does asset well I identify as black well just recently, Richard Dawkins, the atheist said that transgender people when a male identifies as a female, a biological birth mail feigns femininity, darkens the atheist said the transgender's masquerading as a different gender are no different than Rachel Dolezal masquerading as a different ethnicity. Oh my goodness the wrath of the politically correct social media world came down on him and IT been given an award of humanist of the year in the humanist society took his award away and the atheist. Keep in mind those that reject belief in God and morality that the pro-atheists. They don't believe in objective, right and wrong. They pride themselves on their relativism. The truth is whatever I make it out to be truth is fluid. Well, let me say there are some absolute apparently there's apparently if you go against the prevailing politically correct narrative. If you engage in that illegal activity, independent thought, rationality, being reasonable and logical and consistent. If you go against the party line. The PC thought police will come down on you as Richard Dawkins found out by the way he's 80 now suppress Richard Dawkins. He desperately needs Christ and hopefully the insanity in the brunt of scorn that he's getting from his fellow secularists. Maybe it might jolt him and thinking about God truth in his soul.
This Dawkins is right, I'm going to agree with Dawkins, Rachel Dalzell, Caucasian, just in our minds as well. I identifies black as a medical black but the transgender's female or male, who say well I identifies female that doesn't change their gender and so you've got to understand the world that has attempted to erase all moral and ontological boundaries. Ontology speaks of being reality and truth were living in a world where secularists because they want to do their own thing.
They don't want to answer to anybody.
They certainly don't have to be accountable to God.
There is this attempt in pop media certainly and entertainment. Certainly in academics, which is increasingly godless. There's this attempt to erase all moral, empirical ontological boundaries that we can do whatever we want to do in heaven help.
Even though there is no heaven, they would set but heaven help the person who out of logic and just observance of reality says wait a minute, just as one can't change their ethnicity. One can't change their gender.
But you know what people can change. They can change beliefs and behavior to see how a lost world has it so backward about us as professing themselves to be wise, they became fools look the world says you can change your gender but you can't change your behavior and in reality this is precisely the opposite. You can change your behavior but you can't change your ethnicity nor your gender if you Caucasian, Latina, Asian, and that's wonderful because the Bible says that before the throne of God in heaven. One day they will beat every kindred, tongue tribe and nation. I think God that the beautiful tapestry of the redeemed will be black-white every ethnicity. But you know what is the common denominator, not your nationality nor your gender. The common denominator is that you have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Romans 522 says and justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Now why this message is so urgent and probably why I believe it is more urgent than ever that this message be proclaimed and shared is because we are living in a world for the first time in history. Academically, socially, politically, certainly, legally, we are being forced and really really punished if we don't acknowledge the lie of the hour that gender and morality and truth itself can be changed. It's it's born out of man's desire to be his own god Outlook reality could be reduced to the following either. You acknowledge the true and living God. You try to make yourself the ultimate authority that's creating a world of chaos and anarchy estate to come back and talk more about Romans four and five, the ultimate truth that impacts every lives, mine and yours included America today is like a patient struggling to live yet is being forcibly euthanized by her quote doctors. The life force within the patient fighting for survival is the honest citizens like yourself team of quote caregivers are the local and national leaders actually contributing to the demise of the patient. The economy is crashing crime is exploding. The Constitution is being abolished the assault on America how to defend our nation before it's too late by Alex Farland has one single purpose to get you prepared the real source of America's current problems that no one else is talking about and what you can do now to face tomorrow. Regardless of what tomorrow brings. The assault on America how to defend our nation before it's too late. Available now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and local Christian bookstores are you tired of liberal agendas ruining our country but you don't know what to do about it.
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You're listening to the truth for a new generation radio back to truth for new generation Alex McFarland, you were talking about the most urgent message. The world needs to hear that God is real.
Christ is risen, and we can know the truth back to that in just a moment, but I do want to remind everybody about a couple of things you can go to my website Alex McFarland.com to find when speaking and en route to Fayetteville rockfish church. I'll be there in May I'll be in Arkansas.
I'll be in Texas I'll be doing a high school baccalaureate service to other things that are special note, if you would go to my calendar Alex McFarland.com engine 25 to 27.
I will be at the code is one of the most amazing places in the world Billy and Ruth Graham training center in western North Carolina.
I'll be teaching to the book of acts will be looking at principles of spiritual awakening and revival. There maybe one or two slots left and saw the courage to go to the website decode.org TGC of VE the Cove.org and then finally October 15-17 first Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, will be doing a truth for a new generation worldview conflicts if you want to learn about the biblical worldview how to defend your faith. Myrtle Beach is wonderful. Plenty of hotels first Baptist churches is just so great. It's been my joy to have a relationship with that church for many years and we look forward for you being there at the next tree for new generation.
The first TNG apologetics conference post coded so that my website Alex McFarland.com and then out one last announcement with Bert Harper and I Bert and I do exploring the word, Monday through Friday live on the American family radio network. We have a book coming out 100 questions and answers from the Bible 100 questions and answers from the first 10 years of exploring the word, and that's being published by broad Street publishing Broad Street and you can go to the website or go to Amazon you'll find that book comes out in September under that's a few months away, but check it out and please be in prayer as we launch this book, that it would touch many many lives.
That is our our hope in our prayer as we proclaim the truth of the gospel. But back to Romans, let me say the Starbucks the world is a legal world know what I mean by that Romans chapter 4. Interesting says that the standard for heaven which you and I don't have, in and of ourselves.
The standard for heaven's righteousness to be righteous as holy as God himself will. If we don't have it. How do we get it now when I say that this is a legal universe. What I mean is this, just as God put into place physical laws of nature gravity.
You might not understand gravity. You might not really believe in gravity's theory of why bodies fall to earth.
But if you jump out of the high place you'll hit the ground and you'll experience gravity the physical universe operates within the boundaries of certain fixed laws of God and spiritually. Reality is the same way now we know the right and we do the wrong we feel bad about it. That's called conscience. It's been my privilege to preach and in quite a number of jails and prisons and I never fail to not experienced this whenever I speak and act in a correctional facility that inmates will want to talk privately and out.
Though staff got to get something off my chest and then confess to things I've had in pastoral counseling situations. Many people confess to many things we cannot forever live in a state of cognitive dissonance when we know something is wrong week. We want to make it right described famously people talk about debt that confessions will look we know deep in our solar for honest with ourselves we know we have a sin problem before God's Bible says that the law of God is not only written on pages of ink and paper. The law of God is written on the heart and we know were accountable to God, the law of God that that implies legality, wealth to go to heaven, you had to be cleared of guilt, but even more than that, you need to not merely the innocent, but you have to be righteous.
The beautiful thing and friends. I cannot overstate how unique this message is this is so utterly absolutely unique that if we put our faith in Jesus, the righteousness of Christ is attributed to us accounted to us accredited to us that Romans chapter 4 that's why Romans five says therefore being justified by faith justification that means declared righteous, and you may not get too excited about this, but I assure you this is the greatest reality you could ever ponder or ever experience in your life that you can have peace with God, having been declared righteous as holy as Jesus through putting your faith in him and you can stand in that grace received through faith, trust, and that's what says you have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. I want to ask you if you have that you really have that piece in and then it says in verses three and following up Romans chapter 5 that we can glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance and perseverance, character, and character, hope, and hope does not disappoint. That is if you're focusing the Lord Jesus Christ. Now I want to challenge you to read Romans 525 and the world needs to understand. Look, there is no standard has been declassified what the word of God said was sin is still stand unbelief atheism violence lies murder, immorality, consciousness, hatred, false witness, slander, fornication, sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, transgender is denying reality, rejecting the gift of life that God is given the even rejecting your gender. Listen, if you're a male or female. It's a blessing from God that you exist. It's a blessing from God that you are who you are and to let me challenge you to admit your sin and say to God, I'm sorry and I want to be forgiven and that I'm asking you to come in my life and save me and you if you will put your faith in Jesus, you will have peace with God and do not even beyond that Romans 5325 talks about the growth of your character and you'll have not only peace with God. You can have peace with yourself is not a blessing. Peace with yourself. So turn to Christ today, and Romans 56 is when we were without strength Christ died for the ungodly. He died for you if you need spiritual help. Let us send a little book to you. What does God say about my relationship with scalar website Alex McFarland.com tell the world about Jesus and how they can be declared righteous in the sight of God through faith in his son.
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