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Timothy Guess Interviews Lasserre Bradley, Jr. - Part 1 of 1

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April 22, 2020 12:00 am

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April 22, 2020 12:00 am

In this episode of the Baptist Bible Hour Timothy Guess interviews Lasserre Bradley, Jr. about current events and how Christians should respond to the coronavirus.

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The Baptist Bible Lord known comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church will and this is Sharon Randy Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible.

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I want you that listen to the daily broadcast to be able to hear it as well and so we share it with you today hello and welcome to this edition of the Baptist Bible hour. I'm Timothy guess and I'm here today by phone with the director and speaker of the Baptist Bible. Our Lucero Bradley Junior with a brightly welcome to your own program. Good to talk with you today were a little different format today as our listeners are used to hearing your Bible teaching ministry. But today we wanted to spend some time in a Q&A format and talk about the current crisis. That's our nation in the world. Frankly, is facing with the coronavirus are coded 19 brother Bradley your initial thoughts on just the scope of this crisis that's it's facing the world that demanded everybody's attention. There have been some tried to ignore the warning that scoffed at the whole situation. In fact, I was rather appalled at an interview that was done on a local TV station and the man was saying that although we are not worried about the virus were still having our meetings were still shaking hands, and that we get Chicago healers that brings to mind the words of Jesus.

When Satan tempted him to cast himself down from the temple. Jesus quoted the Old Testament Scripture says – not the Lord our God. We have to be respectful and brave the restrictions in her office at the present time will you lead into that.

The next question I wanted to mention is that one of the most difficult things in and let's just say we know that there is physical suffering from those who are sick from those who've already lost their lives and loved ones who are morning the loss of loved ones, the economic consequences that are being very much felt across the world, but for us as believers is difficult things is that we've not been able to meet together as a church to worship the Lord which is in so many ways art our meat and drink, and part of that the great blessed routine of our daily lives so heavy you ever remember a time when churches were not able to meet like were facing right now.

Now I don't course I read about it in history knowing, Charles Spurgeon first came to pastor a church in London England that John was they were not able to meet.

Time and that also happened in our country and watch DC in 1918 to 9 men in my life, having no well it does remind us.

I think it it's it it's a bittersweet saying it's it's sweet in the fact that we miss the meetings and it's sweet that we can use technology to help us stay connected is churches and I know that you're doing a live stream sermon for for your church and many many other pastors are doing the same but it's better in the fact that something that we love so much and that the Lord values we are unable to engage in at this time but what one question that that some have have heading of 100 with the government restrictions on meetings is this is this government interference. Is this an infringement on our religious liberties.

I don't really look at it like that could have that potential and we have a biblical example in the book of acts upon our response would be if I was in Africa just shut us down so we could circulate the gospel possible threatened and told a preacher more Jesus name.

And I posed the question, is it right for us to obey God or man, and shortening those circumstances, we would have to continue meeting doing what God would have us to do even with the threat of imprisonment. But I think there's a legitimate reason for their shared concern for health and well-being of other human beings eventually have to be considered that – pray that this thing will not last that long and short layer thankful for the opportunity to have debate like doing the live streaming, we have a website for church which I'm now doing a blog couple times a week to try to stay in touch with her people and also emphasizes direction. I've known some people, slothful in their church attendance and reengineering around now I can worship God in all regulations of the gospel on the radio those opportunities but it doesn't take the place of meeting in the assembly of sites should have something that is a special blessing with the pressure to publish. We sing together and pray together.

The word is preached in America's response to actually look forward to that time and will soon be able to be back together and meeting as surely know the Scriptures admonish us to do well said well said the thing that we might mention as well. On the question of whether this is government interference or not is that the government is not just singling out churches so the fact that they are asking businesses and many others to hinder their activities or reduce their activities is lets us know that that this is not seem to be government interference.

But just as you mentioned also that it's it's God's idea that we have churches in it, sir, somewhere, admonish optimistic the assembling of ourselves together – something that does a special blessing and all the churches are called out body to the assembly of saints – were still at church even that were not able to meet regularly at this time but to have full blessing of what church mean the blessing of the president of the Spirit of God or government should church obviously needs to be assembled well. I like that you brought the point that hopefully this the Lord will use this to help us to be reminded of how precious a blessing it is to gather regularly on the Lord's day to worship with with the church. There's kind of become a trend in recent years of actually making lifestream church church and that is not God's design is no step or not good for people who are sick and unable to map the service or maybe handicap for people able to be a member of the church means you have a responsibility to be there for its services be supported and preferably possible to The pastor say during all this time, the heartily agree that just the anticipation of when we can meet again. I bet the singing is innocent and good organ that were to be really excited to be able to worship the Lord not together again… Let's talk about just some of the human responses to this crisis that were facing panic supporting a fast toilet paper and other goods.

Why do human beings react this way it's it's it's something that we all face fears and anxieties but talk about this human response to this and and how I responses Christian should be to difficult times like this greediness, which is grounded in the grips of human nature, by the grace of God drastically overcome know that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves and be concerned about others proactively reminded of the work of Jesus in the sermon on the mount that were not to be worried about. Things… Mandy were relieved or obligation of my lab results were submitted but I'll show it working very bad knowing that we will serve on the Lord not with our service team and pleases buttons on the Lord, but doing that we decamp to supplier need in the very same message as Jesus was speaking in the sermon on the Mount people encourage us to pray for our daily bread but that also not to worry about the same God who pleads the birds will feed us and that we are more important that we can have confidence in him and trust not being full of anxiety and worry, and trusting that he will care force in the midst of the most difficult times we may ever encounter. I think one of the most difficult things that we probably all have experienced in cell during this time is just us the sense of uncertainty of the longest in the last one of the long-term implications can be. What are the implications for society for the economy for us personally to an end in the midst of those things where there's feelings of uncertainty explained to us, to the meaning of a doctrine that medical doctor and Eve emphasized very heavily in your ministry because the Scriptures to leave the doctrine of the sovereignty of God, and in not only what it means, but the value of it absurdly well it certainly isn't. God is all grown years absolutely in control. There is no German is no virus there is nothing that is running wild and loose. God has absolute control over know preached a sermon recently at our church on the text found in Psalm 30 1D Mark times are in by hand and what a consoling truth that appears to understand were not left to chance or fate, but that God is ruling and reigning Vatican how well this will go and so we just have to recognize that God is in control and pray that they will bless us to learn whatever lesson sharp for us. One big lesson will learn that man is a lot weaker that he wants to admit control of all of the planned events that they would like to see transpire. We have to after battling God's sovereign pleasure to know that he's working his will and are chillier going to stay at hand are shiny.

So what better place. But we believe that Mindy's hand and that's what the psalmist says. My times are in by hand. One question that some people may have when they think about the sovereignty of God is the sovereignty of God is portrayed this idea of God is this big architect or engineer whose impersonal up in heaven pushing buttons and in in guiding human history or is the sovereignty of God more of a picture of of a loving father who yes is allowing difficult things in our lives, but it is the sovereignty of God. A cold doctrine or something else is very warm, encouraging doctrine when we think of the various ways in which God in Scripture as being the one who cares force. One of these. We decided that it would be January God's hand better place would be an and book of Deuteronomy chapter 33 speaks of the fact that the Col. God is our refuge and that underneath are the everlasting.

How globalization can our feelings are in our circumstances, we can't get so low, but were still underneath our ears, everlasting arms. In Psalm 91 is the fact that we are covered with his feathers only know that literary doctors have better by the language used the gibbous constellation under his wing shall Trust in Psalm 103 light of the father paid his children. Lord Pickett member.

So all of these references in Scripture there to convey the fact that God is vitally interested in us concern for us, loves us and to hear what we have to turn for our comfort and support in these trying times. I think it's encouraging that one of the most repeated commands.

It seems of the Lord Jesus to his disciples was you're not bored.

Do not be afraid in the one who spoke those words was the one who himself, on the cross for for the redemption of his people, so we know if he's telling us to not be afraid that it's coming from a part of great love and compassion for his people. Actually, that's a message that is found over and over again in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. Obviously we're clear, please resubmit it. This stated.

Marie stated so many times and the encouraging thing about it sometimes restricted like this should parent wakes up at night, and here's a little child down the hall. I cry and the mother says everything is going to be all right help, but it usually don't cry.

I'm all the way and that what the Lord tells us in Isaiah chapter 37 here not because I'm on the way we have that source of encouragement.

We can cast all your precious truth that is will you mention this moment to go about our human weakness were learning through this crisis but are there some other things that you think that we should be learning during this time one of them is to be concerned about other people.

That gets back to this whole idea of myself in the future to timely thinking about others it's time to be remembering that some of our plans been disrupted their base of natural law solution. Some things change, but the child of God. No matter what the loss may be here they had something glorious to look there is an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled and faded away completely lost everything we had here materially not like the best is still ahead and hold over in Scripture order, that glorious time when Jesus Christ comes back and for all his people to be with him in petitioning his parties in heaven forever and that helps us in these difficult times to regain that outlook there. I just started preaching two years after the second world war in control the pain of those lawsuits were so many men died in battle was was still very much in people's minds and hearts that are planned in those days that people responded more to the preaching about they were glad to hear about. They were thankful to remember that there is coming a better day coming through those painful years of wartime people wanted to hear about well, it may be that during this time of crisis boldly thinking about it even more.

And it's something that we are admonished to think about since he himself purifies himself, even as he is.

The practical effect on our life is not how we live were anticipating better things are yet how well it certainly does these times of crisis when things that we are used to just having more things every team that were used to just keeping it goes on day after day. It reminds us of what is uncertain the things of this life that things are fading away but as you said reminds us the value of those things are most most precious in the Lord. Next we meet we need reminders of those things frequently answer you preached a message at your church and it was broadcast.

The first part was broadcast on March 22 on on the Baptist Bible hour and that you were talking about the subject of the judgment of God. Would you talk about what you mention that message here for snail. I don't think that can be ignored because it's evident from Scripture that God has at various times judgment on people nor stay the whole race was destroyed except for the eight children. Those are just one account after another where God sent judgment home idolaters all those rejected and violated the law and so we look at the condition of the world would anybody be surprised that God sent judgment bluntly see how many unborn babies are being killed. See the general attitude that monster Tabbert same attitude that was expressed by Pharaoh and Moses, God happens and let people go and who is the Lord that I should obey.

That's the attitude of teeming multitudes – of God sent judgment to be surprised at the same time we have to be cautious not ourselves try to make the determination of what God may be doing in that regard, Jesus was on their those it came to him and talking about the fact that the Moment Poland and Killed 18 People so They Must Be the Most Wicked People around Jesus and That I Generally Accept the Repairs. You Shall All Likewise Perish. We Have To Recognize That God Does Sometimes Sent Judgment but It's Not Our Place Individually to Decide That This Particular Nation on This Particular Person Is Being Singled out and Judged by God. Just to Be Sensitive to Know That God Hates People and That Repentance Is Always in Order Think That's a Very Good Balances in Scripture Balance Is As You Just Mentioned.

Certainly God Has Every Reason to Bring Judgment and We Know That He Will Bring Judgment.

Eventually One Day, As You Mentioned, but I Was Also Thinking about the Story of Jonah and the People of Nineveh of How That God Threatened the Judgment through Jonah, but the People Were Led to Repent and Think We All Probably Have Salt and Prayed Lord May Use This Time to Bring a Nation to Repentance an Individual to Repentance, to Not Know You. At This Time. May You and Your Sovereign Grace Bring Them to Yourself That That Would Be Wonderful to See Such Positive Spiritual Blessings Happening through This with Remarriage or Word That Should Be Our Prayer. Now These Are Unique Times As We've Artie Mentioned Because Churches Are Not Currently Meeting but These Are Unique Opportunities and You Are Preaching through Live Stream Your Church.

We Were to Mention Many Other Pastors Are Doing That.

How Is That Experience for You to Preach to an Empty Church House.

Well, It's Not a New Experience for Me Because for Almost 50 Years out in the Live Broadcast of Our Church Sunday Nights at 10:30 AM.

There Were A Few Times I Have an Audience but Most the Time at the Historical Still Is Not Unusual to Have That Experience Even Though I Couldn't See All the Attracted Which Allowed the Opportunity That I Just Know It's Amazing How the Lord Could Use These Strange Times to to Further the Gospel. Paul in Philippians Chapter 1, When He Was in House Arrest in Rome Told the Philippian Church That I Want to Do the Things That Happened to Me Have Fallen out Rather for the Furtherance of the Gospel so the Lord Is about. He Has That Has A Lot Of Tools in His Toolbox and He Can Use Even Unusual Circumstances to to Further the Message of the Lord Jesus, and We Pray That He Will Do That after a Good Example of That Reminder Calls Outlook Was in the Time I Got My Payment of Rapid Land He Could Turn the Darkness of Situations around Bring Something up Good People in Gordon's Name. Talk Also about the Importance of Us Praying for Our Our Governmental Leaders – the Scriptures Are Very Explicit in That and I Think It's Easy to Let Things Slide Them Really Be Diligent in Our Prayers for Admonished God Will Give Them Wisdom to Know the Decisions That Need to Be Made That You Will Be Honored and Respected.

It's Reassuring to Know That the Heart of the Payment and the Lord Is in Charge of God Water from God Correct Some Who Might Not Have Regard for God Personally. Nevertheless, Change Ehrhardt Moved Them in Whatever Direction Is Pleasing in Sight, but We Are Thankful for Those in Opposition to Belief in God and Are Shaking like the Best Decision Article on All That They Are Doing.

Just A Few Days Ago. During All This Time There Was a Cistern or Church You Stumble across a Copy of the Booklet That You Have Written and It Was a Comfort to Her Six Things to Remember in a Time of Crisis Would You Comment on That Booklet and Then Tell Folks How They Can Order a Copy Use That over the Years. At Times When There Have Been Tornadoes, Various Issues for Clouds Who Were Driven from Their Homes Go to Other Places and Some Chocolate to Order Large Number of Copies and Distributed in Many Ways to Treat You Know It It Should Christians Know They Should Think That How They Should Act in the Time of Crisis, but All of the Crisis, Is Startling Upsetting Thing That Can Actually Cover Some Basic Points in This Book Just to Talk about Things That Need to Be. Remember That God Is in Control and That Person Primary Concern. Mostly, However, We React Whatever We Do Whatever We Say Should Be Is the Glory Would like to Get a Copy of That Our Aggression Is the Baptist Bible. Our 1707, Cincinnati, OH 45217 Six Things to Remember, Questions in the One 800 Number for the Offices Will One 800-4734 BVH and There Also Resources As You Mentioned a Number of Resources, Blogs and Articles in Different Settings Are Available on the Ministry that's Baptist Bible. and would encourage listeners to take advantage of those resources and to support the ministry of the Baptist Bible are with your generous donation and with your prayers. Thankful for how the Lord is Jesus ministry over the years and even now it's can be heard across the world through the Internet and there are stations in the Philippines and Northern Ireland. There the broadcast on local stations there and there's the podcast in which the daily broadcast can be heard. So were thankful for the way supporters use this ministry and encourage you to continue to pray for and support tell a friend or family member about how to even blessed by the ministry. Another way that the word goes out to this ministry is the publication, the prepublication Baptist witness that we would encourage you if you're not a subscriber to that publication to once again call one 800-4734 BVH and you can participate in receiving that booklet for the rally before we close if you give a word on how churches and church members can be loving each other and trying to stay connected as well as possible.

During this time.

It's so strange for us because as a church we gather and we shake hands and we hug and we talk and we get close to each other physically and rightfully so. So this is strange that we have to stay away from each other but talk about how the church is king and church members can be ministering to each other and this time that member side I'm gonna call at least one person every weekend and cases it might be able to go way beyond that. Some information on our website conduct that would be helpful after then I remembered that some of our older people don't have computers I can go to websites are so welcome that are able to go there and you know some will call them up and read on the website, so just in any way that we can remain in contact. Be aware of each other's burdens, I request to be made everyone think you can listen to this Q&A addition of the Baptist Bible allow rhyme Timothy guest with Cecile Bradley Junior thank you for listening. May God give grace to our nation to our churches. During this time. Until next time.

God bless you all and in the Baptist Bible is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church address all mailed to the Baptist Bible are Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217 and in and in

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