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Monday, March 1st | Dark Day (Pt.1)

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Monday, March 1st | Dark Day (Pt.1)

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May 1, 2023 9:00 am

In this show, Dr. Shah talks about the coming Day of Judgment and how even through the end times God still has a plan for Israel.

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Hello, everyone.

Today is Monday, May the 1st. I'm Ryan Hill. I'm John Galantis. You're listening to Clearview Today with Dr. Abbadon Shah, the daily show that engages mind and heart for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You can visit us online at, or if you have any questions for Dr. Shah or suggestions for new topics, send us a text at 252-582-5028, or you can email us at contact at That's right. If you guys want to help us keep this conversation going, you can do so by supporting the podcast, sharing it online, leaving us a good review on iTunes or Spotify, and where you might get your podcasting content from. We're going to leave a link in the description of this podcast so you can do just that. Before we do anything else, let's read the verse of the day. Absolutely. Good way to start the day. Good way to start the month. I like it.

Let's start May off right. The verse of the day today comes from Psalm 32, verse 7. You are my hiding place. You shall preserve me from trouble. You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. A friend of mine wrote a song that talks about this based on this verse where, God, you're my hiding place.

You're my faithful anchor, this shelter in the storm. I just love that because there's confidence that we have in God's power. His strength to deliver us from the attacks of the enemy, and they're real. We are attacked by the enemy every day, but verses like this just remind us where our strength is. We have strength, but it's not strength that comes from us. Right. I think a lot of times, it's this glorified idea of trusting in your own strength, making yourself as strong as possible or as capable as possible or as secure as possible. We're not saying not to strive for those things, financial stability or making sure that all of your family members are secure and safe.

We're not saying don't strive for those things, but your ultimate strength doesn't come from the wealth or the possessions that you can amass for yourself. It comes from Christ. That's right.

That's right. You know what time it is, right? Because I just loved it. It's 1.45 on a Monday, and you know what 1.45 on a Monday means. I think it's time to harvest some gripes. Welcome to The GripVine. This is the section of our show where we find things in our lives and our church. It's just going on in the world today that we are going to gripe about. We've been doing The GripVine for a number of years now, not only on The Clearview Today show, but on other shows as well. I wanted to give it to our engineer David today.

David? Do you have some gripes for us? He has a gripe that he wants to... Easy gripes from The Vine? Easy gripes. Hey, let's take a taste of the gripes first. Oh yeah, that's a good gripe. That's one of my gripes, but we'll save that for later. All right.

Go for it, my friend. Okay. I don't have a whole lot of gripes, but I feel like my biggest gripe, at least right now, is somebody in this room sitting at the table over there, not where I'm at, that's not Ryan, likes to... Okay. Likes to... We can't be sure who that is. Yeah. I'm not sure which one. And it's not Dr. Shaw, because he's not in the room right now.

We're going to go get him later. Sure. So it's just somebody at that table. Sure. But it's hard to say who. Yeah, it's hard to say who. Okay.

Okay. Name rhymes with Sean. Sean is maybe wearing maybe a white shirt or something. He, for some reason on Sunday, Sunday's like our go day. Oh, I already know. I already know what he's going to say.

Right? Sunday's like our go day. Like we get up or I'm there early. I'm ready to go, get everything going. Then services start. Dr. Shaw preaches three messages.

I don't understand how he has the energy to do that. We are doing the worship and the children and tech type stuff. And then it's like the calm after the storm, like services are over. We're time to around noon. Yeah.

Time to go maybe get some lunch, elective exhale. And then, you know, around three or four, I start ramping back up to go and get ready for catalyst because I do the worship stuff with the students. Yeah. It's our youth service on Sunday night, right? John for some reason, as soon as service is over, he gives it maybe 10 minutes. Or someone, maybe not John. Oh yeah. Somebody. He loves to start projects and it's senseless projects.

It's not stuff that makes any sense. It's like, okay, service is over. That was really good. Okay. It's time to go into the broadcast room floor. We're going to run two SDIs to the cameras out there. And then next week on Tuesday, we're going to undo that because I found a better way to do it. But for right now, this is the only thing that's ever going to work. And we're going to make the solution permanent.

I don't know. The reason why I think Sunday is because number one, we're all there. And after the services, I get a big burst of energy. It's like I get a second wind after the services are done. I don't understand the whole...

I think that you are alone in that. I don't understand the whole, like, let's just crash and let's just chill for a few hours. It's not let's crash. It's just like, hey, let's wind down. But then you have to wind back up. I don't think it's productive and I don't think it's healthy, honestly. And I hate to even go there, but I don't think it's taking good care of yourself to wind down and have to wind back up.

Let's just go. It's healthy to stay wound the whole time? Stay wound and then you crash at night. And also the stuff has to get done. Those cables have to get run. The stuff has to get done?

Yeah. Then how come you're getting other people to do it while you sit back? I can't do it by myself. I can't run cables underneath the floor by myself.

I can't fit under the floor. But you're helping. You're helping. You're doing the Lord's work. This is the Lord's house. We're running cables for the Lord.

Here's one of the things about John that impresses me so much and that I really genuinely admire. Thank you. I really need to hear that right now. Well, hold on.

Let me say it before you latch onto it. Sure. When you get a project in your mind, that is the only thing in your mind.

It's the only thing that can be in there. That's the only thing that... And it's not just like, I have this project that I want to do. Let's plan a time. It's like, I have this project that I want to do. Let's accomplish it now.

Yeah. For the next three hours, this is my existence. This is my life. And that's something that I do not have. I do not have that character trait.

And I genuinely admire that about you because I would like to be more like, this is the project. This is what we're doing. Push everything aside. The problem with that is twofold. Number one is timing. Timing is poor. Timing is poor. 350 on a Sunday is a poor time. Well, because we're getting ready to go into something else.

Going into something else, right. Like or, or, or 5.15 on a Wednesday. That's a poor time for a project, right? That's a poor time. Project's good.

Timing's poor. Second, it's never like, I have this project. I'm going to go capture this flag. It's I have this project. Let's go.

You go capture this flag and bring it and bring it to me. Also, all of your projects, I don't know what it is about them, but they are in nature destroying something that we're going to need in the next 30 minutes. Like, Hey, I think we need to redo this. Um, the hub soundboard again, good project, right?

Four timing, right? But we're going to do it at five o'clock when catalyst starts at six. We're currently in the middle of band rehearsal.

I think we need to disassemble the soundboard. Um, this has been hurtful. I need to take a, I need to take a break. The gripes were sour for you today.

The gripes were pretty sour. So sorry. Um, let's go get Dr. Shaw. Cause I'm, I mean, I'm not about to cry, but I'm definitely sad. My eyes are just stinging for some reason. Maybe something in the air.

I don't know. I just wish things were different. Again, good projects, not the best timing. We'll work on that. We're going to go get Dr. Shaw. We're continuing our discussion through the book of Malachi.

I love this book so much and I love that, love that we're kind of diving deep into what each one of these chapters holds. If you guys have any questions or suggestions for new topics, send us a text to 252-582-5028 or you can visit us online at We'll be right back. Well, good morning, afternoon, evening Clearview Today listeners. My name is Jon and I'm David and we just want to take a quick second and let you know about another way that you can keep in touch with Dr. Shaw's work.

And that is his weekly podcast series, Sermons by Abaddon Shaw, PhD. As a lot of you may know, or maybe some of you don't know, if you don't know, you do now. And if you don't know, then maybe just hop off the podcast. David, I'm just playing. Hop off the podcast.

I'm just playing. Keep listening. Dr. Shaw is actually the lead pastor of Clearview Church in North Carolina. Every single weekend he preaches expository messages that challenge and inspire us to live God honoring lives. Well, one of the four core values of Clearview Church is that we're a Bible believing church. So every sermon is coming directly from scripture, which is great because that guarantees that there are timeless truths that are constantly applicable to our lives. This is a great resource because whether you're driving, whether you're cleaning the house, whether you're working out, you can always benefit from hearing the word of God spoken into your life. And God's word is always going to do something new for you every time you hear it.

Sometimes it's conviction and sometimes it's encouragement. But know that every time you listen to God's word, you're inviting the Holy Spirit to move and work in your life. You guys can check out the Sermons by Avidan Shah PhD podcast. First and foremost, check it out on our church app. That's the Clearview app. You can get that in the Google Play Store. You can get that on iTunes, but you can also find the podcast on the Apple podcast app or on our website at And listen, if you've got a little extra time on your hands, you just want to do some further reading, you can also read the transcripts of those sermons.

Those are available on Dr. Shah's website, And we're going to leave you guys a little link in the description so you can follow it. But for right now, David, let's hop back in.

All right. Welcome back to Clear View Today with Dr. Abidanshah, the daily show that engages mind and heart for the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can visit us online at, or if you have any questions or suggestions for new topics, send us a text at 252-582-5028.

That's right. If today is your first day ever listening to the Clear View Today Show, we want to welcome you, let you know who's talking to you today. Dr. Abidanshah is a PhD in New Testament textual criticism, professor at Carolina University, author, full-time pastor and the host of today's show.

You can find all of his work on his website at That's right, Dr. Shah. Happy UK Labor Day to you.

Okay. I was looking at my planner earlier and I was like, oh, oh, it's Labor Day. I was like, all right, we've got to make sure we say it's Labor Day. And they were like, it's 100% not Labor Day. It's called September. Look, I've got it. I'll show you the planner. It says Labor Day, but then under it says it's for the UK. Yeah. So to all of our friends who are listening from the UK, happy Labor Day to you.

Happy Labor Day. I wonder if we do have many listeners. If you're listening in the UK, I don't know why you would be, but if you're listening in the UK, write in and let us know. We'd love to hear from you. I think we do have some. Does it reach you? Yes, we do. We do have some.

Really? Well, Dr. Shah, we're continuing our discussion on Malachi today. We are coming to the end of the book of Malachi. And this is, I mean, we've said it on the show, but there's so much in this little tiny book at the end of the Old Testament. There's so much to learn here and so much to dig into.

This has been one of my favorites so far. 100%. Yeah. I mean, I've preached to this book several times in revival meetings at Clearview. And then of course now doing this radio show, we've heard from so many people how much this series has helped them, especially where we are as a nation, where we are as a people. So now we come to this chapter, chapter four, and we're talking about the coming dark day. Now when I think about dark day, I think back August 21st, 2017, that's what, how many years ago was that? Oh man, that was- Five and a half? Yeah, going on six.

Five, six years ago. And this was the total solar eclipse that was kind of like the 70 mile ribbon, you know, that ran across Oregon to South Carolina. And so at our church, we took two van loads of people and we went down to my college, Tocqueville Falls, and we found us a nice shady spot. And I know that spot very well because I could look out my window at Forest Hall and there was a creek there coming down from the waterfalls. It was a creek and across the creek on the other side would be this grassy area where students would go sit and study and stuff like that.

And I said, I think I know where we need to be. And we went there and it was a nice open shade, wasn't it? It was really nice. Yeah, it was really cool.

It was really cool. And then right about, I think it was 2.37 PM, right? When total eclipse for about a one minute and 59 seconds. So we drove like what, six hours? Just to get there for that two minutes.

For two minutes. But man, was it worth it. It was crazy. It was so cool. I remember that day. It was crazy.

Absolutely. I mean, the leaves began to, did not look green anymore. I mean, they're like, all of a sudden the colors changed. There was still light there, but it was like a whole different kind of light. It was crazy because it didn't look like nighttime. It looked like daytime with all the color just drained out. Yeah. Drained out.

It was bizarre. Yeah. It was like when if you're editing something on the computer and you take that saturation slider all the way down, just the color drained.

Yeah. And it didn't necessarily become black or gray, but the colors were very different. And then it felt like the end of the world. You know, the moon sort of lined up directly in front of the sun and left this bright ring in the sky and everything went dark. And I remember very distinctly, immediately, the lights came on, the street lights came on.

And I mean, this has been the experience of a lot of people, not just us, of course. All the people who were in that band saw this. So lights came on and the birds... They stopped.

Stopped. And you remember what else happened? What else happened? The crickets.

Yes. The crickets came out. The crickets started chirping. Just for two minutes, crickets were chirping. Yeah. It was crazy. Just imagine the animals like, oh, oh, oh, we're going now.

Okay. Oh, somebody wake up, Tom! Tom, get up, Tom! Let's go!

Let's go! It was insane. It just was very interesting. And it kind of not only gave us an understanding of the power of God. You know, one of the gentlemen in our room right here on this table shouted glory to God.

Shouted glory to God. I wonder who that was. That was me. That was a hundred percent me.

Yeah. I was like, I was so taken aback. I was like, oh, cause I didn't think it was going to look that way. They gave us these glasses and you had to look up at the sun. And I was like, man, I was disappointed because I was like, I don't want to look at it through these glasses. I want to look at it with my eyes. But then when it happened, they were like, everybody take your glasses off. And I took them off and I saw it.

Like it looked in person, how it looks in pictures. And I was like, glory to God. But it was kind of a crazy thing. And so, but now we come to Malachi chapter four and verse one, it says for behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And that day, which is coming, shall burn them up.

Says the Lord of hosts that will leave them neither root nor branch, but to you who fear my name, the son of righteous righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings. So this is the final chapter of the book of Malachi. God is giving the people of Israel a glimpse of the future. Keep in mind, Malachi was written to the Jewish people. So God was telling his people, the people of Israel, that there was a day coming when he will execute his judgment on those people. You know, the people of Israel are saying there are people who are proud, but God somehow blesses them and they are wicked, but God, you know, give them success. And God is saying, there's a day coming when I will deal with those people. Yeah. I think that gives me hope and kind of security just as a believer, because I think a lot of people think that the earth is just some abandoned ship out in the middle of the ocean.

Yeah, it's kind of floating. It's just set adrift and just kind of... Like God wound up at creation and he just threw it and whatever, it just kind of goes out in all directions. And let's just see how this thing plays out. But to know that God has a plan, a very intricate, detailed plan, and it's not just we're inching our way towards it.

That plan is going to come to fruition. And the wicked, the unjust, the ungodly will not get away. God is going to deal with them. He will punish them. There is not going to be, well, I don't know. I don't know. That's not going to be like that.

It'll be, you knew very well. You know, people lie all their lives. They pretend they don't hear from God. They pretend there is no, I don't feel it. I mean, I'm happy.

What do you think I need? On that day, it'll be like, yeah, I was never happy. Yeah, I knew God was knocking on the door of my heart. Yeah, I knew I had to surrender my life to God.

I just didn't want to do it. On that day, all truth will be made clear. Nowadays, when you argue with people or you explain to them the gospel or, you know, submit your life to Christ, they come up with, I was like, what do you mean? Why?

I mean, explain to me why, you know, you mean, why is your religion, your view of future? On that day, it'll be like, yeah, the whole time you were talking to me, I knew I was messed up. I knew I needed God. I knew I had to obey that truth, but I just didn't want to. Yeah. That's heartbreaking to think about. People are just like lying throughout this life. And then people do that all the time. Yep. And it's crazy that one day they won't be able to anymore.

It won't even be like, well, now I guess I have to, you will, you can't stand in the presence of God. Yeah, that was true. It was true. And I, and I ignored it and I didn't want to. Purposely, I was trying to not just sabotage, but trying to, what's the word I'm trying to find? Like hinder the gospel? Not just hinder, but it's like I was trying to drown out or suppress it.

Yeah. I was trying to suppress it because that's not what the Bible talks about. They suppress the truth and unrighteousness. So that's just, they will be judged. But at the same time, those who were speaking about God to one another and those who feared God on that day, it says, I will make them my jewels.

God will be proud of them. I love that passage that just, just to think about God, you know, proudly showing us off, like, like jewels, like precious, precious jewelry, precious stones. Like, look at this one. Have you seen this one, the way it reflects the light?

And then take a look at this one. Yeah. We talked about that a little last week. It's, it's way more than just, Hey, you're going to be spared. It's that God's going to be very proud of you.

God is going to show you off as his prize jewel, his prize collection. That's, that's a, that takes it to a very personal level. Yeah. Yeah.

I, you know, yesterday I was, Thomas was watching Wakanda Forever. And as he's watching that, you know, the, the actress, the, the Guyanese British actress, what's her name? Oh man.

I know it started with an L. I can, I can look it up. Letitia? Letitia Wright? Yeah. Oh yeah. Yeah.

Yeah. She was there. And I said, you know, she's a Christian. He said, Oh, I know that.

So I went back and showed her, showed him her acceptance, acceptance speech from one of those festivals, you know, all that repeatedly. She's thanking God, thanking God, thanking God. Now people can thank God and not really be Christians. Right. They can just say that it's popular or whatever, but at the end of her speech, she says, thank you, Jesus. Beautiful. So she became very specific and I was like there, you know, God's going to display her as well because she let Jesus shine through her life.

That's awesome. So those are things that, you know, God's going to show off on that day. Now, now let's, let's focus on that day for a few moments. This day, this day is referred to as the day of the Lord. Sometimes it's called day of tribulation. Other times it's known as the day of judgment, day of wrath, day of Jacob's trouble. All these, these are powerful designations of a day that is coming. Obadiah, Zephaniah, Joel, Isaiah, Ezekiel all talk about this day. It is, it's a day that represents the idea of God's many judgments upon the wicked throughout history that, you know, this is how God's going to deal with them. But then there'll be this final ultimate judgment day. It is like a day with a capital D. Like the day. That's the day.

Yeah. And it's the great tribulation. So the great tribulation that day, or is it the process by which all this takes place? Great tribulation will be that, that period where all this happens.

So I won't necessarily say this is that 24 hour day, but is that in the seven year, whatever, you know, and there's a lot of views there. So I don't want to get into that immediately. Cause I feel like people will either take that one of two ways. They'll be like, they will dive all into it and they want to know everything they can about that day or like more like me, it's just, I don't even think about it.

I don't even like, I'm sort of scared to even think about that day. So we tend to avoid that, but there's no in between. Like people either dive completely into it or they just avoid it.

And I love the approach that you've taken Dr. Simon. We've talked about, you know, the stuff in Revelation and end of times things. It is, it is interesting to people because it's the part of the Bible that hasn't happened yet. It's, it's the one part where we're kind of looking ahead, but at the same time you've, you've reminded us and reminded other people as well. I've heard you say this, that if you were so focused on the end of time, if you're so focused on the end of the Bible, you're going to miss living in obedience to God in the time that you've been given.

It's, it's fine to learn about those things, but don't become so hyper focused there that you miss gospel opportunities in your life and the life that God has called you to live in the now. One thing that Miguel sent me this years ago, this back, I can't remember when, when she was in first entering college is known as the Dunning Kruger effect in 2017. Yeah. David Dunning and Justin Kruger are social scientists and professors or social psychologists. And they published a very interesting study back in 1999. And the nutshell is this, the less people know, the more they think they know. There's a direct correlation between how much people think they know and how little they actually know.

That seems about right. I mean, we say a little knowledge is dangerous. So when it comes to prophecy you know, a lot of dangerous people, because they take a few, a few messages from their favorite preacher. And I would actually agree with those messages.

Right. I'm not like against them. It's just, they all of a sudden become so authoritative.

And they like, they used to do that here at one time. And I just finally said, Hey, listen, I want to preach on prophecy when I want to preach on prophecy. Cause I preached like for three years, I'm sorry, for two years nonstop. Wow. Two years from the start of from, from the middle of 2000. And I want to say eight to about the end.

No, I'm sorry. The start of 2009, all the way into the middle of 2010. Wow. Yeah.

A year and a half nonstop every Sunday. So I had like, I would say maybe 60, 70 messages in times prophecy specifically, or Daniel, Matthew 24 revelation, just bringing it all together. And you know, there was a lot of messages and it was great, but I also realized how people began to argue with me and which is fine.

They can argue all they want to, but I'm like, wow, people in the church arguing outside people in the church most times were okay. Yeah. People on the outside who saw my articles in the paper or they heard a message somehow immediately were like launching to like, well, wait a minute.

Now how do you interpret Ezekiel, blah, blah, blah, with this? Oh man. You put stuff like that online too. I mean, you really, that's a powder keg. What happened? Yeah, that's true.

Long letters, like, like massive envelopes with pages and pages of letters. It was crazy. One thing I found through this radio show is that people, man, they, they crave a theological argument. They want to argue and argue about stuff I didn't even, I didn't even know was issues.

Like baptism, communion, ordinances. Like, like I get arguing over like prophecy and stuff, but man, they love it. They, they really love to argue.

So I can't imagine you preaching on end times prophecy for a year and a half and how, how much people would want to argue. I mean, it's as crazy as, you know, the fig tree. Fig tree, does it blossom?

Does it bear fruit? What's the difference? Okay. Well, I mean, I mean, there are issues and I knew that because I was not like against it, but one family left the church over the fig tree. My goodness.

Now they didn't leave right away, but in time they did. But it all, the Genesis was the fig tree. Was it a blossom? Was it a fruit?

And I was like, well, you know, I think it's a blossom, which means it's on its way, but it's not yet. Well, I disagree with you. I mean, look at this, how do you explain this? And I was like, I told you how I explain it, but I don't think you're going to accept that explanation. So we may have to agree to disagree.

And from there on, he walked with a pebble in his shoe. He could just not get that straight. Did you find, did you find that the longer you studied prophecy, did it become clearer or did it come more like complex?

No, I think it was, it was clear. I was, I was not, I actually like prophecy. I love to teach on prophecy because prophecy not only helps you know, focus on the word of God because the word of God, right.

But it also helps purify the church. It also helps witness to the lost and revelation 1910 for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. As long as we keep that focus, prophecy is good.

So I'm actually for prophecy, for teaching on biblical prophecy. Okay. But not like this contentious charts and, you know, your view of that.

I want to hear it. I'm going to argue, but I'm going to say this, but I know where you stand. I was like, uh, yeah, I feel like it turns more into debate club, but even more just hostile than that. It becomes hostile. It was very divisive. And that's, that's where I draw the lines. Like, no, maybe some things I'll argue with you, but I'm not going to go into long term back and forth. Yeah.

Yeah. What do we make of a prophecy like this? Someone that's directed at Israel. What do we as Christians make of this one in Malachi? First and foremost is for Israel. You know, Malachi was writing to the Jewish people who had come back to the land after the exile.

And it was written to confront their sins and to commend those who were pleasing God and speaking to one another about him. So that's the reason behind this prophecy. So this prophecy will be fulfilled for the people of Israel in the end of times. So let's keep that in mind.

That's like the bottom line. Yeah. He still has a purpose for Israel, for Israel. So I want to, I want to say that clearly ethnic Israel is not, God is not through with them.

There's still purpose for them. Right. And in his timing, he's going to fulfill those things, right?

Just Israel coming back into the land, 1948, should be enough to tell you something is up. Yeah. And I'm pretty sure there's lots of places in the Bible where people aren't supposed to be judged by their outward appearance. That's right. I'm pretty sure that's mentioned a few times. Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. So there's still more to discuss on this passage. Yeah. Maybe we'll hit it tomorrow. That's right. I love it.

Absolutely. If you guys have questions about what we talked about today, man, so interesting, so fascinating. The book of Malachi, send us a text to 252-582-5028. Make sure you join us on tomorrow's episode as we wrap up our discussion on the book of Malachi. And if you haven't done so already, make sure you stop by our website,

You can partner with us financially on that same website. We're grateful to you, our giving partners for standing side by side, shoulder to shoulder with us as we reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus. We have a quote here from one of our listeners. Is it okay if I read it?

Yeah, go for it. So this is a quote from one of our longtime listeners, Mike S., one of my good friends. Peanut Butter Burger Man himself. Peanut Butter Burger Mike. Oh, I like Mike. Peanut Butter Mike.

Peanut Butter Burger Mike. Just go back and listen. So he writes in and he says, Hey guys, I enjoyed the episode on soul winning.

We recorded that one a little while ago. It made me think of a video I saw on YouTube of Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller, who is a well-known atheist. He was telling a story about a guy who handed him a Bible one time and said that he doesn't respect Christians that don't proselytize. His words were, How bad do you have to hate someone to not proselytize and keep them from going to hell by sharing the gospel and at least trying to win them? And I think that was eye opening as to why people see Christians as hypocrites.

If the lost are missing out on such greatness, why aren't we trying harder to change people's minds? Just found that perspective interesting. Yeah, I saw that video when he put it out. That interview's been circulating for a little bit.

Very powerful. So maybe one day we need to show that in our message. It's a powerful reminder, if we really believe what we say we believe, we ought to be out there sharing with people. And this is a man who does not believe in God at all.

But he's saying, I get why Christians do that. You have to. You have to. Absolutely. So good. We love you guys. We'll see you next time on Clear Read Today.
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