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April 14, 2021 8:00 am
Global fighting studios in Tennessee, a Byron Tyler with fury for the CEO of will, refining. Today Adrian Rogers in a series foundations for our faith. What a great series. As a matter fact that Romans as we know, was his favorite book and he parked here in Rome, May 27 messages in the series and three volumes of me. This is in-depth how to live the Christian life was like sitting with a Bible professor, you know, learning the word of God to me that this is your handbook right you take this and you apply it, and you executed to your life will as you Adrian Rogers had to say about the book of Romans and I want our listeners to pick up on the S words that Dr. Rogers uses well.
This book starts out the dealing first of all with sin. It tells us what is wrong in the world and and Paul just kind of pins our ears back when he deals with the subject of sin not only the sin of the of the pagan, but the sin of the so-called religionist and after deals with sin, then when were ready for salvation.
He deals with salvation.
You know, no man is ready for Calvary until he is first trembled at Sinai, and so then he he deals with salvation, but then after we say we need to move on and be better Christian. So then, the great apostle Paul deals with sanctification, and then he gets very deep and very philosophical and deals with the mysteries of foreordination election and predestination.
All of these things we would just call the sovereignty of God and then he gets very practical and talks to us about spiritual gifts in service and fellowship one with another. So you think of these themes.
Sin, salvation, sanctification, sovereign the God sovereignty and then service all of these are wrapped up in this book of Romans. Carry working to find in chapter 2 of Romans today with Adrian Rogers how God handles hypocrites, you know, some of Jesus strongest statements were directed at people who claim to believe in God but didn't act like it was a hypocritical heart looks at the outward appearance, let's say at this way they look at the exterior Jesus looks at the interior will display people who say well you know I'm not that bad. I would never do that and today Adrian Rogers talks about the open out those who think by their good deeds. They got God's approval as will see today. There's no performance or pretense that will fool God, that's exactly right is a great Adrian is in the says what's in the well will come up in the bucket right so God knows the heart and he searches the heart, that's the key. In Asia Rogers also said if the gospel does not save you the gospel will judge you. The same Jesus who wants to be your savior will one day be your judge.
If you do not allow him to save you. We should never confuse our work for God with our walk with God when you know we always love hearing from our listeners to love refining as a response. Thank you for sharing the classic teachings of Adrian Rogers. These have been such a blessing to my walk with God and I've learned so much. Thank you. The world desperately needs clear old time preaching the fundamentals right. The blocking and tackling of our faith.
That's the ministry level refining. We point people to the cross, but also we come alongside them for discipleship and is perfect for the series were in foundations for our faith in a matter fact, these resources are email@example.com. That's correct. Or go to L UF ministries. The app everything that your fingertips use it for personal growth, and use it for your family. Well today's message how God handles hypocrites part two here's Adrian Rogers with mailing today with hypocrites. Rats have quite a few things on the exterior. But God doesn't look on the exterior God looks on the heart.
God sees all of those things that we have known ourselves with and decorate ourselves with. Were talking today about how God handles hypocrites in here hypocrite.
I prayed to God that the day you will come to the real thing because you say the devil had a father send you to hell from the pew than from the gutter so I'm I'm praying today that many will be saved. I'm praying also that those of you who let some hypocrite keep you from Jesus will do it no longer. Let's begin looking up, we will hear and not chapter 2 verse one.
Therefore, thou art inexcusable_the word inexcusable man ever thou art that judge just wherein thou judge just another thou condemns thyself, thou that judge just the same things, but we are sure that the judgment of God is according to proof against them which commit such thing I think is how this old man that judges them which do such thing and just the saying that thou shalt escape the judgment of God. Now what is the hypocrites judgment going to be like what is the basis first of all, good judgment is going to be according to proof, and therefore there will be no disguise to see the word hypocrite means actor. It means player. That's what the word literally means and in Jesus time the actors would put on disguises. If they were supposed to be happy rather than merely acting happy. They would put on a happy face of disguise if they would be sad but put on a sad face if they would be there as they would put on a fair space they were wearing masks they were wearing disguises and Jesus said in the religious world.
There are some who are hypocrites, that they are wearing disguises. But Paul says that the judgment is going to be according to proof God is going to pull off the mask there will be no disguise, not profession, not pretension, not performance but truth is the standard God knows the truth and God will judge every hypocrite by the truth no matter what office he holds truth if your spirit what food is to your body. What light is to your eyes. What melody is to your ears. Why doesn't God judge right away why God doesn't judge right away because God waits for all that sin to ripen to see you put it in the bank and at the judgment you collect with compound interest when you sin against God. Your sin does not just in here it goes on and on and on and the ripples touch the shores of eternity and then finally God says this coming a day of wrath and the revelation of the righteous judgment of God. And so the judgment is going to be according to proof according to proof God is going to rip off the mask and got his outward appearance doesn't matter. God is going to say the blessings that I gave but I didn't mean you are right with God and God is to say, just because I didn't judge you now does not mean that I will not judge you any hypocrite letting highlighted handsome you are not getting away with you sin you not you are not after my partners and impenitent heart you're treasuring up on yourself against the day of wrath and the revelation of the righteous judgment of God. You not going to skate he says in verse three that think is now that you will escape the words.
Think is a technical word hit me. Have you figured out a way to escape. You think that somehow you that you're going to escape the judgment of God. You can't Houdini was an escape artist.
But he didn't escape death and he did not escape judgment macadamia you may escape by you your sin may go undiscovered. How many of you have ever broken the speed limit and get arrested you sin may be undiscovered. You may be on apprehended.
They may not be able to catch you may go unpunished. You may get a high-powered Washingtonian lawyer, but you will not escape the judgment of God, you will you will not take some intelligent that you shall escape no job will often ask the judgment of the hypocrite is according to proof. That's the first thing now I want you to see the second thing the hypocrites judgment is not only according to truth, but it is according to Dean's so not only is it going to be without disguises can be without distinction. Notice it now beginning in verse six will render to every man according to his D's, according to his D's to see you not saved by works, but you will be judged by works. Some how we get the idea that certain people maybe American but maybe Baptists have a special distinction, but we do not go down verse 11.
There is no respect of persons with God no respect of persons with God. It didn't make any difference what you are a Jew or Greek. Paul is going to show Romans three that the entire world is guilty before God. Sometimes when I am interviewed on television. The interviewer thinks he's going to put me in a hotbox make me seem like I'm a racist make me seem like I'm a big and so he will eventually ask this question. It is pretty shrewd. He will say you think a Jew without Jesus is lost not just imagine if if you're in front of the modern urbane audience and being interviewed like that. What? That sounds because if you say yes.
I believe that a Jew without Jesus is lost. You never want to look at as a racist and number two is a big in that right course. If you say no. I believe he say what you have done is absolutely dishonored the Lord Jesus Christ to God for the sins of all people fear what I tell a man when asked that question I say friend. I believe that one of my own children without Jesus would be lost is where there is a Jew and Gentile is not a matter of race is not a matter of place.
It is not a matter of place where they are male or female. It is a matter of God's grace. Do you know what to do. You done there is no respect persons with God. Nobody is lost because he is a Jew and nobody is say because he's a Gentile God judges according to proof, and God judges according to Dean's all of sin and come short of the glory of God.
You see so many people have the idea that God's good grade on the curve repair were not as bad as somebody else and so these religious people. In chapter 2 had laid themselves out in the gutter alongside the page and in chapter 1, and they measure themselves by the pagan and they said well I'm a little longer than the pagan God is going to grade on the curve.
But God doesn't grade on the curve medevac. James said in James chapter 2 verse 10 for whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, the same is guilty of all is a God demands absolute perfection and none of us and ourselves can provide it. That's why we need the gospel.
That's why we need the righteousness of God becomes by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. Suppose is anybody here who would say that you've always kept all God's 10 Commandments. Of course we sampled the broken one.
I don't believe that the less. Suppose you don't broken one is a man dangling over a fire by chain of Tinley. Nine of those links are made afford stealing one of them is made up white paper Syverson keep the whole law and yet offend in one point but saying is guilty of all. The hypocrite is going to be judged according to his deeds. Now let me assure how this goes.
First of all, by his actions. Look in verse six what every does is going to judge them is going to render to every man according to his D that just means according to sin. What kind of sins. Sins of commission sins of omission sins of the flesh sins of the spirit. You see the most respectable man, woman, a boy girl is just as lost as the worst criminal on earth, without a second birth. You may not believe that Jesus told Nicodemus measure born again. You can even see the kingdom of God not only verse six is going to be judged according to the actions but also they can be judged according to the attitudes looking versus a seven and eight, to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality and eternal life, but under them who are contentious that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that with evil, to the Jew first and also of the Gentile. What is that talking about.
So about your attitude. He's talking that some come to church, seeking God and the summer come to church, wanting to be contentious. Hey folks, I've been preaching long enough to know that the people out there who mentally arguing with me right now you like me you like what I preach in your mind is saying I think I can find some fault in what that man is saying friend that be easy to do. I can do that if you come to church if you come to the house of God are anywhere and you are looking for something to criticize friend.
You can find it starting with a man standing in the pulpit, to something else. If you come looking for God today. You can find God because easy to find what you look for some of your secrets, and there's some Los Gatos. The Lord says that when it comes to judge not only to go to judge actions he's going to judge attitude are you looking for God. Are you looking for some loophole are you looking for something to criticize something to find fault with wild guarantee you'll find you come looking for God is here.
He standing knocking at your heart's door. The hypocrites can be judged by his action.
He's going to be judged by his attitude to not pay what else is going to be judged by his advantages. But here's the one that all frightened some of us not only his actions and his attitudes but his advantages look in verses nine and 10 of the same thing about tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that with evil, to the Jew first and also to the Gentile, but glory, honor and peace to every man that work is good to the Jew first and also to the Gentile.
For there is no respect of persons with God. What is that mean Wyatt to the Jew first because he had the greater advantage he's going to say to the Jew is given the oracles of God in and God has blessed the Jew and were going to think about that in chapter 3 look in verse one. What advantage then has the Jew, or what profit is there of circumcision much in every way, chiefly because of that to them were committed the oracles of God. They have the word of God. They have the Old Testament and so therefore under whomsoever much is given, the same shall much be required to see lesson God holds you responsible for being in the service today. God is going to judge you because of your advantage. There are millions of people on earth who sit in darkness never even once heard the name of Jesus missing God knows what you heard and under whomsoever much is given of the same shall much be required. How sad it would be to go to hell from the jungle. But how much sadder it would be to go to hell from an air conditioner upholstered church.
How sad it would be to sing in the choir and go to help.
How sad it would be usher and go to help. How sad it would be to settle the platform and go to help Jesus and many will same in that they Lord, Lord, when I prophesied in thy name and in thy name cast out devils and environment name done many wonderful works and then will I profess of them depart from me, that work iniquity. I never knew they didn't get saved you lose it they never had. They went through the form of religion but they were never saved and how is the hypocrites judgment going to be number one according to truth number two according to his needs, his actions, his attitudes, his advantages God takes all of that into account when it comes to the judgment ballots come to the third way how is God going to judge not only according to truth and not only according to D. But here's something very strange.
He's going to judge the hypocrite according to the gospel. Look, if you will hear in verse 16 in the day when God shall judge the secrets of man by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. What on earth does that mean in the day when God is going to judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel is that is according to proof it is according to D and now it is according to his gospel. What is his gospel.
Where you have to guess about what the gospel is first Corinthians chapter 15 verses one through three balls that this is the gospel that creeps on how the Christ died for sins that it was Barry that was raised again the third day according to the Scriptures that Fran is gospel truth and if that gospel does not save you that gospel will judge you because that is the gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now what is the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that we would judgment what he is. The judge, the Bible says the father judges.
No man, but he is committed all judgment unto the son, the same Jesus who wants to be your savior will one day be your judge. If you do not allow him to be your savior. But listen to me and listen well, everybody listen to me you're going to meet Jesus Christ. If you cannot meet Jesus Christ and salvation you meeting and judgment. If the gospel does not save you the gospel will continue. How is that where Christ is the judge that you can't hold court if the judge is dead. But God raised up the judge and you can hold court if the defendant is dead and God will raise you up, you cannot crawl up in the grave and pull the dirt of your face and hide from God. The Bible says in acts chapter 17 God is appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he is ordained whereof he hath given assurance on all men, and that he raised him from the dead. What is that mean that means that the resurrection of Jesus Christ that is meant to save you is the very resurrection that will convince you and the hypocrite Dixon death from the tree of life here see the gospel is a saver of life and the life hard death of the death. It is a two edged sword. But my friend that blessed blade will cut to heal or to slay, but it is a sword today and you're going to be judged according to the gospel lesson lesson is not that you could not be saved. It is that you would not be safe and there is the Lord Jesus in agony and blood died upon that cross for you and you wrap yourself in your robes of self-righteousness that will not receive the Lord Jesus Christ and he says one of these days God is going to reveal the secrets of the hypocrite notice if you will, in verse 16 in the day when God to judge the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
What is that mean it means secrets that have been repressed sins that you've committed that you forgotten about you put them away secrets that have been repressed secrets will be revealed.
One day God is going reveal your heart. One day he's going to open the door and skeletons will come out of closets. The Bible says that God is keeping books and every word, every idle word every thought, every deed it's there and that judgment, the judgment of the hypocrite is going to be for many worse than the judgment of the heathen front, whomsoever much is given, much shall be required. I'm speaking to a number of people that you not hypocrites, which are not saved you know why you're not saved you not say because you been looking at somebody else who claims to be a Christian and you say well that's Christianity I don't want friend is not Christianity. Put your eyes upon Jesus.
I believe some people go to die and go to hell because they set up late one night and watched some money grabbing moneygrubbing evangelists and they say they're all that way friend and model that way you let some hypocrite keep you from Jesus you will spend all eternity with everyone of them inhale heart to Jesus all your life totally whitewashed the washed wine by the blood of Jesus have reallocated. If you not saved cast yourself on the mercy of don't bring your self-righteousness bring us into Jesus in my hand. No price I bring, simply to thy cross I cling pastor would Jesus save me today friend he wants to save you, he is knocking at your Huntsville and he will save you Romans one says is nobody so bad they can't be say.
Romans two says that nobody so good they don't have to be say okay you know what you need to do today. Give your heart to Jesus and I won't ask you to pray this prayer just prayer if you're not certain that you say Lord Jesus Lord Jesus, I need you today. I open my heart right now I received is my Lord and Savior are use in my life. I trust your Jesus to save me if you prayed to receive Jesus just now we want to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovery, Jesus page you'll find firstname.lastname@example.org/radio give answers there that you may need to about your newfound faith. There's a response section as well tell us your testimony or tell us how this message has impacted your life go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says Discover Jesus welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from today knowing the dangers of hypocrisy. Are there any areas in your life that you need S to repent of pray and ask God to examine your heart so that you can identify your struggles and in truth. We hope will join us next time. For more profound truth simply state online worth