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The Gospel Is Confrontational

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The Gospel Is Confrontational

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The gospel itself is confrontational will open up today. Time for the light a fire with your host difficult scholar and cultural commentator Dr. Michael Brown your voice for more savvy and spiritual clarity 866-34-TRUTH to get on the line of fire and now there's your host Dr. Michael Brown friends I have said that there will be a gospel based moral and cultural revolution in America that will push back against worldliness against the secularism against the ungodly trends in our nation that will take back much of the ground that was taken in the counterculture revolution of the 60s and everything that unfolded from their upset I don't know how far it will go how far the pushback will get but certainly clearly there will be a pushback, but it must be gospel based. If it is simply people gathered together in the world based on conservative principles. It will not bring about the change that we desire must be gospel base. But what, pray tell, is the gospel walking to the broadcasts.

This is Michael Brown delighted to be with you here friends confusion with faith and truth encouraged to see you healthy and striving is healthy and thriving as you striving obedience for the Lord is you stand up in obedience, healthy, thriving on the front lines, bearing fruit, making a difference. Rather than being overcome by darkness, shining light into darkness. I'm here to help you do what God has called you to do to be a resource for you to be a voice for you to equip to strengthen. I want to do that today as we talk about the gospel now mostly to take calls on any subject under the sun as we do on Fridays and were never able to get to all the calls on Friday so you like to call him any subject under the sun. You want to talk to me about it it's can be completely off topic that's fine, 866-34-TRUTH.

It's 866-348-7884 and is always you got a bone to pick with me if you differ with me on something please give me a call 866-348-7884 before I talk about the confrontational nature of the gospel just wanted bring you in on the conversation I was having with Nancy today. She was watching some of the funeral ceremony. The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth of England and just as I walked in the room.

It was a reading of so a cleric and in clerical robes.

I was going with his name and ensure well-known and in the UK and he was reading from Revelation 21. The new heavens and new earth than it was in this majestic cathedral C: high church right as opposed to low church not not the kind of building. Not that kind of liturgy and things like that but just hearing it read Revelation 21 such an extraordinarily powerful passage. Such a gloriously beautiful passage in terms of the new heavens and new earth in the fearful fate of the lost. That part was not red which was is not appropriate to read that part at that moment, but it hearing it read with a British accent that setting. It was majestic. It was powerful.

We were we were deeply moved by it and interweave talked about is Americans. How far in the whole thing of monetary monarchy is in a we speak of Jesus is the King of Kings of the King of Jews and things like that but the idea of earthly royalties very foreign to us the pomp, the circumstance we did grow up with that in America, and for many reason many of us who do not come from high church settings so these beautiful cathedrals and ministers in robes and lot of liturgy that can be very foreign as well that a lot of that is dead.

A lot of that is human tradition. A lot of that is just outward religious formality, but you do the same in a house group of the room wearing shorts and T-shirts can be just as judicial injustice, formal existence dead right, you can become traditionalist taken a deadly anywhere but watching this setting was a reminder to me of of the good side of would be called high church. Meaning that you go into a beautiful building majestic cathedral and you think about the glory of God and the wonders of God and the majesty of God, and you hear a choir singing with a pipe organ and it it brings you thoughts of of adoration and again majesty and the idea of an of earthly royalties that that is this just a shadow of God's royalty. I heard the story haven't verified it myself but that Queen Elizabeth had told Billy Graham that she hoped that she would be alive when the Lord returned when he asked why. Specifically, she said, because of our cast my crown at his feet by my crown at his feet there. There's something about that in and out. I was reminded of it so I grew up in synagogue but we didn't go to synagogue that much and had stained glass windows and the rabbi would wear these roads in the decanter would do the chatting with where the robes and things like that so I was used to that and then when I got saved. It was a little time Pentecostal church and building was was more plain and I remember the. The pastor just wearing a jacket and tie. It seems so secular. I see no Catholic services and seeing those buildings. I was in Kathy and go to the church service. But seeing those in the priest in the area on the robes and all that in the pulpit, so it seemed very secular. Like why is the pastor not wearing some special garment. That's Yvonne. I got saved in and then there's the church settings have been over the years so non-liturgical and non-clerical in terms of outward garments and things like that even a pre-scholar, none of that. So I been very very different circles and what I'm say over in Italy remember being in an Milano and an seeing cathedral errors or seen the Vatican in Rome are some of the countries these majestic cathedrals. It's it's amazing it's it's architecturally extraordinary. Then you think of what how many of the people actually knew the Lord how much real Christianity was taught there. Your list of questions I ask within.

There's something about it, friends, reminder of all on majesty reminder of the spectacular nature of what heaven will be in the new heavens and new earth. And the reality of the glory of God. Something about that. So that is your worshiping in a little hut in India as I've done or you're out ministering to people praying in an open field there. Still, the recognition of who God is, so that there different sides to this.

There is a beauty and power that can be found in in those high church settings in the majesty of liturgy in the recitation of Scripture and hymns and things like that.

There is something to it. They can be life-giving again to set everyone's background or culture. All right the phones a little while, 866-348-7884 but when we talk about the gospel many times in America.

It's pretty much similar to kind of a self-help formula or God help formula lights messed up in the God gonna make things better.

You're depressed, make you happy, poor gonna make you rich and secure. Gonna make you feel love your aimless gonna help you fulfill your destiny. All and then you get eternal life thrown in and go to hell and all that is good deal.

Yes, just as Jesus said, Lord, take away the guilt to make me feel good. I mean, that's maybe slightly exaggerated, but I remember watching Christian TV one night and I really like the guy there. There is a panel or couple I forget to three people, but I really like the guy I liked his accent at I liked the smile I like the energy everything was very engaging and then he talked about the need for the Lord, and so on.

I thought, okay, let's see what he says next and he says what you have to give them just the junk, given your guilt.

Give your bad feelings and the forgive you and all is the gospel just given your guilt and bad feelings in the forgive you recognize your send recognize your guilt before God.

Not just that you feel guilty, but recognize your are guilty before God. Recognize, you deserve judgment, recognize that Jesus died to take your place so you can be forgiven that the judgment you and I deserve would fall on him and now asking forgive you and confess as leverage means you give them everything means you now belong to him means you have no independent life outside of him as as as Paul writes in Colossians 3 that that you or your life is hidden in God you have died and your life is now hidden in God. Jesus said if it will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me. So it's it's not salvation by works, but it's salvation it's saved from sin to obedience to God save being a slave, the devil, to helping the slave righteousness is a transformation. It's a transference out of one place into another place. So it's within of darkness into the kingdom of God is not a man you're feeling down.

Life is hard. Marital problems come to Jesus to help you. He does help he helps in amazing ways. That's part of him being God and part of him being good. But the gospel is not just a life coach, given your pep talk and encourage you to inject a little Jesus in your life and things go better. That's that's the American version that is deceive so many people and produce so many false converts and in some cases people have cried out for help with the converse is been very shallow because the shallowness of the preaching. I will read something to you from the opening chapter of my 1993 book the confrontational gospel right it is the command 1983. It's time to rock the boat called God's people rise up and preacher confrontational gospel, God's people are called to rock the boat. We are called to coexist with the sinful society were called to confront it. When I called to a life of comfort or cultural life of conflict following Jesus does not mean catering to her selfish desire to meet his desires means crucifying them or ready to walk in the same his footsteps. Remember, rotated Jesus. He made people uncomfortable.

The exposed sin. He rebuked unrighteousness. He would not compromise it would not hold back the was nailed to a cross by goblins worldwide. Should it be any different for us. He was rejected. We want to be respected.

He was regarded as radical. We will be recognized as reasonable.

He was accused of having demons work, labor, having degrees. He was put out.

We want to be taken in. He put the stock in the praise of men. We thrive on it is a wonder we make so little impact here for him. Some of the words of the opening chapter of my book.

It's time to rock the boat commander 1993 would you say those words are still relevant today. Perhaps little bit more so called to be peacemakers. The troublemakers as we follow Jesus there will be conflict, gospel confrontational. I only take some calls we come back and share more with you about the confrontational nature of the gospel the right to light a fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown fire, 866-34-TRUTH open the phones to all questions of all kinds and then intersperse that with Sherry more thoughts about the confrontational nature of the gospel he friends with him here to do help stir things help will provoke us to follow the truth and be bold, be strong and be courageous.

Billy Graham said courage is contagious. So one man stands always will stem woman stands, others will stand. One young person stands, others will stand rather than wait for someone to do it's right.

You do what's right on the Lord do what's right.

Others will follow in your suit. All right, let's go to Little Rock Arkansas Steve walking to the want of fire burn through very well. Thanks. Good. We met when you were here on the pastor of the servicer, Little Rock, or you got blew the shofar begin service and preached in all that okay got it all right yeah and I got so you know I'm obviously very messianic oriented westerly to cover collision from that aspect time like you and the idea of the divine interpretation of time joy in keeping this rather Jewish and remembering the but I have a lot of friends who have gone close to the path which you've always warned about. And with this whole thing with whatever come about the are all very excited, but they're not excited because of potential in times implications like a rebuilt temple for the anthem is either actually very excited about the restoration of the Temple system sacrifices and all that and that troubles me greatly and I don't know I don't have a handle and to should I and sometimes I I think it borders on heresy, talking about what the millennial temple be like what sacrifices may or may not be happening. She was back your really excited the temples going to be rebuilt and blood sacrifices will be offered again this is that something positive that we should be celebrating or even wanting to participate in right so that's that's really dangerous that's really off basil here is what has to happen. You know that the pendulum swings so you get through church history. The complete separation from Jewish roots and foundations anti-Semitism replacement theology, even persecution of Jews in Jesus name swings all over. There is swings all the way. The other way with this Jewish fixation Jewish fascination were Gentile Christians think the more Jewish I can be the closer I get to God and that they end up leaving issue entirely. So we got avoid the swing. So of course one thing is to really always in your services and your gatherings to make sure your shoe is central that when someone leaves that meeting that the number one thing that they recognize is that that we have exalted issue that will glorify Jesus that that's that's always first and foremost, that there should be singing of his death of his of his resurrection. There should be proclamation of those things that that that's always there and and then what I would do is is do a study through the book of Hebrews and say hey were just going to go through a chapter by chapter and and really open it up in your part of the church congregation is very much devoted to preaching the word of the remember being there with the folks so of note go through Hebrews and really demonstrate that the once rural nature of the of the size, death, and in the centrality of that and that all of these other things a customer types and shadows that are now absorbed in that reality. In Colossians 2 says that the Sabbath is the shadow the substance is found the Messiah so that's that's the antidote and and with that, to warn against the snow solution attachments that were the gospel to be back in 1984 that the whole Jewish temptation so people want to be Jewish to take on Jewish custom, etc. the whole Jewish temptation is in the sole realm will fascinate stimulate complicate suffocate. So be on your guard so that's that's of that we need to always be careful of lumber during the second ministry, especially with many Gentile Christians were joined to it.

So Steve, that's what I would recommend obviously keeping Jesus. She was central in your services, be more careful to bring in the theology of his Messiah ship this atoning death resurrection so that worship is directed to him and in and to the glory of the father do a teaching series through Hebrews and the lookout for that soloist Jewish temptation. It will fascinate stimulate complicate suffocate. So you gotta make sure that that that is avoided may the Lord give you wisdom as if you go for. Thank you sir for the call. I appreciate let us go to her friend fail in Greensboro, North Carolina. Welcome to the line of fire that I Dr. Brown hey I have a brother right very, very, very in the Bible and yeah they you make the statement that he doesn't believe that we are born because of Adam believing that we are born dialect. Now go comment that yeah so it's clear that we are born fallen right in other words, every human being. This point is going to die this death sentence over us and that's because of Adamson rates. We didn't do anything at the moment are born we are still under death sentence when I can live forever as a direct result of Adamson sin into the world through Adam and death by sin. Romans five. That's the simple one. Number two, we are clearly sin full from birth. Psalm 51. David says in sin did my mother conceive me.

Some believe that means that he was born out of wedlock, but there's no evidence for that of in in Genesis 8 it mentions how the thoughts of human beings are sinful, continually even from their youth service or raise the child knows you don't have to teach the child to say no.

You have to teach the child to rebel. This is part of human nature. So were all born under the sentence of death were all born with sinful nature and we will inevitably sin and fall short of God are we counted as guilty. At birth, nor the unbeliever counted as guilty.

Meaning that we haven't consciously violated God's laws so Deuteronomy 131 6139 mentions the children of the children of Israel that they were basically innocent. They didn't know the difference between right rock as they were just little children Jesus in Matthew 18 says you have to become like a little child to enter the kingdom. So there's a certain innocence in a certain trust and belief that little children will have Isaiah 7 is a eight mention before child is old enough to distinguish between good and evil so we are born sinful. We are born under a death sentence. In that sense would go to human beings, but we are not accounted as being guilty because we haven't consciously violated God's will is it with her two-year-old child says no to a parent is not consciously defying God and sinning against God or even fully understand what it means to defy the parent. These are things that the child has to learn and that's why some refer to an age of accountability, we don't find that concert stalled out the Bible but it seems that a certain point, you're now accountable for what you've done so in your into mom and your brothers on entirely wrong and what he says but we have to recognize we were born sinful were born under sentence of death we share in the guilt of the human race but were not specifically individually accounted as guilty which is why I believe the baby died was born died a month later that that they be ghostwritten into the presence of God honorably that that baby goes to hell if it wasn't predestined or something like that because it hasn't consciously sinned against God. Okay thank you I well born a believer are not a believer and you cannot be born a believer because you have not been in your heart that you bring the Jesus died on the cross for your fan row again so you can't do that at the bake stalled on nonpolitical so so right you are born in that sense lost, but God does not hold that against an infant and then get them the infant to hell as he would hold it against a 20-year-old Mrs. Anna want your God.

I don't want the gospel to live the way I want to live so there's the accountability issue. That's the thing that with that we come up so it's again like a city seven entirely wrong but we are born sinful. We are born children of Adam, and under death sentence and by name, by our very nature, objects of judgment Ephesians 2 by our nature, objects of judgment, but that is not held against us as infants or children before we understand the difference between good and evil that my view is widely held among Christians or others who have a different view. You know some Christian circles as we have to baptize babies.

I don't believe that others would say that whoever's predestines a light goes to life and herbs not doesn't so that you know John Calvin said that certain children are our inner from the womb doing to destruction. I reject that teaching, but I understand the logic behind hey thank you very much for the question, 866-348-7884 and some would say well your get them through the blood of Jesus and is there a special provision for babies and children are all kinds of questions I can come up with to be there certain broad categories that I look at art when it takes more calls and I get some stirring stuff for you about the confrontation. Later the gospel jointly. Here it would you rather hear some ear tickling neck and get her to convertible on light a fire to light a fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown transferred the L'Enfant. Let me be as clear as I can. We should be known for love. We should be known for her kindness. We should be known for compassion, we should be known for service.

We should be known as people who really care not mean-spirited, not angry, not daring your face screaming at people all the time.

No. But the gospel message is confrontational. The gospel message does rock the boat and ultimately tells people they are guilty in God's sight they are in need of salvation.

They are displeasing God will come under judgment, but in his infinite love. He has made a way to be forgiven and to come to know him and be in right relationship with him forever that his gospel message is not meant to make people feel comfortable cement to save them from sin and bring them into new life. If you got a question about the gospel but any Bible related question or could be politically cultural. This also ties in with the subject matter herein on a fire any question of any kind that relates 866-348-7884's will come back to your questions shortly will take you back into my 1993 book, it's time to rock the boat and make a deposit of biblical truths in your heart and your mind and your soul today for the charger encourage and strengthen you, pastors, leaders led to opposition your face and then balancing out what went to stand on a certain issue went went to to put a stake in the ground. This the hill you died and went to step back and look, for example, if your multiethnic, multicultural church is time for elections or we have race riots in America or there's some kind of major disruption. You need the wisdom of God is to have navigate that because you can do it by way of secular news you can't do it just by the information of the world. And yet there are right stance to take in the wrong stance was God wants you to do and how do you do it. Another thing to say, look, I may lose my supporters but I have to do what's right for the times you say you know this is not the big fight. Right now it's it's better that I keep people united because we agree on the big things so many wisdom but a lot of times what we call wisdom is really cowered this compromise. Let's be honest, often sphere of man. The fear of God hears or wrote 93. What was John the Baptist beheaded.

What was Stephen Stone was Paul persecuted was because they shared the four spiritual laws with their friends was because they told those friends that they can have a better life. If they'd only asked Jesus in was it because they promised prosperity and plenty to those who were tied to their ministries. No, it was because they preach the confrontational gospel. This only gospel there is. I just think of this permit friends if you tell someone hey, I've got a great message for you, or table.

Jesus and he loves you so much he wants to see you succeed and prosper and have a good life and a happy life waiting persecuted for that matter. That is gonna get offended by that site. Cool. I like this.

Jesus tell me more that that. That's why the Jesus that we preach that just builds people up is not the Jesus of the Bible, you better believe he will build you up in your new identity in him when you died, to the old and and come alive in him. But this Jesus who just empowers us to see our dreams refill. That's a carnal life coach Jesus not the Jesus of the Bible John 16 five through 11.

Jesus was speaking of the ministry of the Spirit. Soon Jesus would be leaving his disciples but not as orphans, he would send the Holy Spirit and the Spirit would take over the work.

In fact, Jesus clearly said that it was better for him to leave. So the spirit of God could come where exactly with the spirit to John 16 eight through 11 when he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. In regard to sin because men do not believe me regard to righteousness because I'm going to the father.

He can see me no more in regard to judgment because the prince of this world now stands condemned. Those are amazing words friends. The Holy Spirit came to bring glory to the son, and he begins by convicting the world inward in of its guilt in regard to sin and righteousness. Righteousness and judgment questions and how often we hear about this. How often do we ask God to send the spirit to bring conviction and to expose sin. If that's the very thing that points people to Jesus since without conviction is no conversion without conviction.

The cross makes no sense as Andrew Ballmer observed in bringing his soul to the Savior. The Holy Spirit invariably leads to very deep consciousness of sin me to even see that commonly that's a shattering experience were proud, independent flesh similar Logan Brendel fervent Salvation Army soul winner. This is many decades ago, said this man used to fall as though cut down in battle under the preaching of Wesley Whitfield Finney and others and will. There may not be the same physical manifestations at all times. There will surely be the same opening of all eyes the spiritual things breaking of hearts piercing of consciences, the spirit of the preaching of a man filled with the Holy Ghost will often come upon the congregation like a wind similar Logan Brendel, Salvation Army and heads will droop eyes will bring with tears in hearts will break into convicting power. This ought to be a common site under the preaching of all servants of God. For we sent for, but to convict men of their sin and their need and by the power of the Spirit to lead them to the Savior. And not only will there be conviction under such preaching were generally if not always there will be conversion and sanctification. So Brendel saying when you when you really preach the gospel preach the truth, and the Holy Spirit is working.

The people will come under conviction of sin, and there will be deep repentance and as a result of that real conversion and real change of life. All that can be emotionless understand just like this one extremely people fall asleep in church and the other extreme of the just that crazy in church and neither has anything to do with God, right.

Your sleep is your board or acting crazy featuring the flesh, but when the Holy Spirit comes what happens next to the people or cut to the heart and cry out to Peter. There is many brothers. What would we do what we do we crucify the Messiah what what we do, were guilty in God's sight. When we do repent they must be baptized every one of you named Jesus the Messiah for forgiveness of sins and you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

So we have often water down the gospel to the point that it doesn't save anybody.

It doesn't transform lives doesn't bring conviction make people understand their guilt before God and as a result does not help them to understand the beauty and the power of the blood of Jesus. The depth of grace. The amazing nature of grace. Hey if if I'm a Navy seal level swimmer and I mean some difficult waters 500 feet from the shore and someone says hey come out rescues like no man, I got this I got this make it in a Navy seal level swimmer, but a lot worse words I been miles out from from shore. I got this right. Maybe slow hard who was harder than expected. That's different from I'm drowning not only my dry am surrounded by sharks help when people come into real conviction.

The cries of help can go up like that and when they're delivered when they're free. Boy are they grateful for the change. That's why I've often seen people got saved is real heavy drug addicts with routine challenge. They got saved in jail within themselves the date they recognize grace likely I really was a ranch God really had mercy on me.

Let's go back to the confrontational gospel look examine the Scriptures study the Scriptures and see if what I'm saying is true right we go back to the phones a Robert in Mount home Texas went to the line of fire round about 25 years ago. Start reading chapter in Revelation, everyday, corresponding to the day of the month and about three months ago. Revelation 513 just explode and I came away reading the numeric standard and I can't get it seems to be a little bit different but I came away believing that all animals were going to be resurrected. Somehow you and spend some time at Babel help with their tools and anyway look like the last two or three weeks own wildfire or the YouTube Q&A. The Neopets in heaven because questions come up a couple times yeah anyway is, is there any kick can you can you exegete Revelation 513 and come up with anything that says that they may in fact be resurrected on. I don't know the same heaven as everybody else, but is there any way that that Scripture could I mean see it is really for both universal and that I looked in her on the throne and the living creatures and the elders. The voice of many angels. The millions of myriads and thousands of thousands same loud voice. Where is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing and heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea and all that is in them, saying to him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever. And the four living creatures said a man in the elders fell down and worshiped.

So is that actually saying that all of creation will worship God and acknowledge Jesus every creature.

Heaven and earth under the earth and the sea and all that is in them, saying that so that even even fish of the sea moles under the ground and birds flying in the air will somehow make this confession or is it is rather poetic language and and that's in speaking of all creation is just speaking of of every human being than those who have died and and if so, just take this one step further with the speak of resurrected. Maybe this is only all these animals resurrected and in a new form. It's a stretch.

Robert but I could see how you can get there say will the only ones I could do this would be if they were resurrected and now empowered to be able to speak and that's as good happen.

So it's a stretch, but I see how you can get there if you say literally it's good happen one day and obviously fish under the scene. I can confess Jesus now and not a salvation like this proclaim him unless they're doing it just by being nature and proclaiming God. But if it's articulated than it have to be resurrected that that would be your argument to get fit when it occurred to me the that would be your your pathway hi thank you for the call center.

The line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown get on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown line of fire, 866-34-TRUTH I've mentioned in the past that before we would tell sinners retell the lost sinner in God's sight. God's grace is amazing. You can be forgiven of the really bad stuff you can be forgiven. You know though how bad God knows and it's even worse than you realize. Because he's God he sees in those things we don't even know and based on his light in his perspective, org, or guilt is overwhelming when you see it. It's too much, you know people who revival been known to cry out, hell is too good for me because they see the depth of their guilt before God. But it's out of that that you see what amazing grace. What did David he died for me so I could be so I can be saved. I be forgiven was a tell you about the depth of God's love to know which of the law say you're an amazing center. You are so may we call below: amazing center we tell a lost person God's once you know how amazing you are. No, he was not lost your seeking expenses. Amazing grace and then have an amazing forever with him.

First Peter chapter 1 verse 10 concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours, searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what what person of or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glory so it's they delivered prophecies initially thinking that this apply to their day's, maybe even apply to suffering that they were living through, or that they thought a leader would go through. Maybe decaying in and that God's glory was about to reveal the return of the Babylonian exile the glory of God will be revealed. And God said, no, no, no, no, this great salvation it's being spoken of its is not for you it's for future generations and in the the prophecies you give me about the sufferings of the Masai that the site for your generator sets for future generations and then says this, verse 12, it was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you and the things that have now been announced to you through those who preach the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven things into which angels long to look so why angels long to look into these things a few reasons, from everything we understand they do not experience grace and redemption, the fallen angels fell and are consigned to darkness and gloom and punishment forever.

The obedient angels obeyed so angels never experience grace like we did Charles Spurgeon remember reading decades ago. I try to locate the quote before the show today, but didn't know where to start looking in, and I couldn't find it when I was searching for but and if you if you know it does shoot this note tell us posted on social media, or better still, a few listeners through the websites restaurant around onward so he he said that forever he wanted to preach to the Angels about grace because it never experienced it. They didn't understand and I would picture in my mind that Spurgeon preaches in the Angels a listening intently. It's like stalking a could you try can expurgate what will bring you the message again next week. I mean, it's obviously distant fun picture in my head.

Here's the other part of it. Why angels would want to look into this because they knew the son of God's glory in heaven. They were created through him. They bowed down and worshiped him, and now they see the drama of the son of God leading his heavenly home to come into our world. What out of this world and to humble himself and take on human form. What I meant to be rejected until there would what Jesus is Matthew 26 is a I can call for tens of thousands of angels help you put your sword Pete R. Backstrom, Woody Dillon is simply a source, you misunderstood me on saying put sword back. I can call for for thousands of angels that they come in delivery, but that this the sum of the fighting for. Think of angels watch and then kill and then there there witnesses resurrection from the dead. I mean it's mind-boggling. And as you work through these human beings forgive them and the new life and his death is gonna pay for their sins and then out to pay for what they did and as you work through them miraculously will all talk about a strange look long to look into this, that, so I understand that's how many would understand the passage right. Let me let me go back here to my 1993 book, it's time to rock the boat. Consider the ministry of John, the forerunner of Jesus's baptism is repentance of repentance.

Was not it abstract spiritual mission is preaching dealt with everyday life and delved into every day since the repentance tax collectors. Johnson don't collect any more than you required to Luke 313 to the contrite soldier said don't extort money don't use people falsely be content with your Paley 314 to the religious hypocrites.

He said you brood of vipers produce fruit were the repentance was put no trustee or illustrious spiritual heritage. Matthew three Matthew 37 10 don't say they could contemporary Assembly of God Ron Baptist right messianic Jewish run this group or that does unimpressed with titles. He's looking for the fruit of change lives. People you say repentant New Testament just means change your mind just think differently that's false. It's it's not with Mets on the era of the verb and let's annoy that the now mean in certain contexts. If you refer to change her mind, but in spiritual context in gospel contacts and sin context. It's not it's referring to a change of life. It's a term referring to a turnaround and about-face it. It's referring to a recognition of guilt and returning from sin and receive mercy and forgiveness from God. I've heard people today say will repentance for believer just means change your thinking you change your thinking about listening to my teaching and no that's not New Testament repentance. The same word Jesus used for convicting John 16 with the Spirit will convict us of sin is used repeatedly of Delanco in Greek is is used repeatedly in the New Testament talk about rebuke of sin. Revelation 319 Jesus is as many as I love I rebuke and discipline that word rebuke is the same word for convict. John 16 therefore be zealous and repent. Paul writes about in 627 that that the serve the world leads to death.

This gloom and hopelessness and guilt but godly sorrow leads to repentance which leads to life, not to be repented of let's recover biblical repentance. Why I am left my wife and him living with another woman. If I follow Jesus trust to give her up. Yes, of course, yes of course it's repentance may not saved by that work you can give up that woman you're still not saved or saved by the blood of Jesus, but coming to Jesus means you must follow him here. Picture this year. Your drug dealer you're about to make that the biggest score of your life and your noggin to be distributing that for for the next six months and and you share the gospel and use it will okay look I want to follow Jesus, but I got the steel I got to do, so that's okay right is a much say but what does not.

Okay continue to repent and are the following need to repent. That's that is not the essence would say she would say she was your faith in Jesus to save you but he's saving you from sin not to said how about this, Hindu I've many gods believe in Jesus commandment know you can add him. It left turn away from the other God would anyone think for a minute that you can be saved by adding Jesus into all the other gods know what I'm atheist, I have to give up my faith is best if they believe in God so as as Norman Geisler said the great theologian with the Lord that but it said that when pieces come, you have to leave minutes by paraphrase it to go from somewhere to somewhere follow me. You got to leave where you were and why John tell Harry that he can't tell the king only believe the say hey you're the king I'll change my message for no John rebuke Herod for always equals especially Chris adulterous marriage. Luke 390 while you just know he was a prophet. He was calling for repentance.

Harry was of Jewish Jewish converted line.

Therefore, the message of repentance to the Jewish people was for him as well.

In God's eyes it was no marriage at all, is asking the book how many of today's marriages blessed by the church sanctioned by the clergy were also adulterous in his eyes and I wrote that long before same-sex quote marriage. The king was the center.

The bigshot leader needed to repent.

John called to account that is part of preaching of the gospel job is not just a preacher of judgment. His purpose in coming into the world was absolutely clear.

He said I myself did not know look at this, but the reason I came baptizing with water was so that he might be revealed to Israel. John 131 John the Baptist came to make Jesus known to Israel at the Holy Spirit. John's whole goal was to point people to the sun and like the Holy Spirit. He began by exposing sin, then naked, exposed and guilty. The people cried out in repentance, then they were ready for the Savior with the Israelites of old. The cried out only when they found themselves snake bit and dying numbers 21 Telos all more friends will be back with you tomorrow.

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