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I would just jump on the phone here at the bus coming from big in Ohio wasn't welcome you on your story know that it's okay to register Mike.
I keep forgetting to do it the show so it would go ahead. I got two questions. Matt has to do with the inserted pop culture in Christian dialogue like may be a pastor inserts a lyric from a song in his sermon. I know there's a dear preacher I love this hero all on actually on the subject bag. If you want to send his name I can quote a lot of legal assaults. Matt is is that is that being the wall so that this with my son depends because this is how is it being used. The Z Scriptures themselves need to be the centrality the backbone the skeleton of what I paid for which a sermon goes and inside of that in these the Crystal centric and ultimately has to talk with the cross of Christ is the ultimate reason for whatever is refreshing about so you know I could preach. I could quote a sermon. You know I called the Beatles like all you need is love and that was not true. Okay, it's not true there's lots of things saves the world has its wisdom, but his wisdom is insufficient and so if you're using a kind of stuff. That's fine. But is it depends.
You know it's it's a gray area using it in order to get more people in the sand more hip will then forget it know that the word of God be powerful not to sermon illustrations along those lines. This is my second question about crime but did not all quote his local rock stars in the book back yesterday to follow as he did restless Menander quoted people and I was thinking about that actually yeah you can assist.
What's the reason for he quote exam in order to point to Christ and that's fine if you want to use you know what PTO Bachman Turner overdrive. You know I get up every morning upon conflict. You can turn that into a sermon.
I don't know coming or as an illustration in a sermon you know if that's okay. I have to get up early and go to work just like BTL said okay fine, but the focus should be culture, as though it's a gimmick by which we then reach people, the word of God's power and it needs to be what is is the central message, in my opinion, people who use pop-culture things in order to bolster that the sermon or to make it better are weak preachers to begin with. Okay, yeah, I doubt that I quoted. I will say is that I if you are here is absolutely on plan. I love his teaching, and now he's the way I heard it when he does quote a lyric here and there. It does seem like the way Paul quoted those two poet of his day good so that you have. So it's really a hard issue and what are you maintenance and watch a focal point is is your yes absolutely. And and when I preach, even moonwalking the pulpit. Once it was appropriate. Okay, it was only have a son like that. But there are times when something is funny in a sermon. You can have that with a sermon illustration goes that way and have a good sense if you and so use that kind of stuff is also very very serious. You know if the 90% time you leave researcher preached, so you can use certain illustrations of things as long as it's not the mainstay of the sermon. That's all you doesn't take the thunder of your biblical white requested that you try to teach the congregating right or it like in my case, Matt is what I just dialoguing with a fellow human being like you know out on you know the grounds where I work and when people realize you know I went upstairs on my by safety Bass they know at least the Christians know you know hate this guy's a Christian and but there are so I Matt I grew up on HBO on the radio so that a lot of those things that were lodged in my heads for knee-high to a grasshopper. Seems like they come out and it's and it's kinda cool because it sort of connects with the people that aren't Christian that I'll be sharing the gospel with a Christian story with and when I when I can appeal to them you know Anna pop-culture. It it's kind of a cool connecting point always to get them to cry.
Yes you are used to back in the day I should dress up a little bit like a punk and the beach and talk to the people there without soldiers of the relevant map that leads me to my second question sir is when all sentences to saw my became like a Jew to the saw my when I became like a Gentile, is that what he's response to or could you expound on that you know you are identifying with the people and the culture at that time without compromising the gospel in order to reach them.
So if you have a beach community is a good example is live in Southern California so you down the beach looking surfboard to get sand in your hair right and you don't want to walk down there with a tuxedo want to send me tell you about Jesus 3P so I'll just fit this when I went down once was a bunch of fun just mods and punkers in a circle and I just walked into them had some high boots on and some weird stuff and spiked here in the Bible talk to my that my big jacket with puffy jacket I fit for you and I just walk right in the group and started talking to them and they were shocked that a preacher teacher would meet them on their level that the laws so anyway it's okay. It's okay, you just met and how it's done, but some people like what really drives me crazy. I hear sermons where the majority sermon is illustrations and then you get a little but asked no no no no, sir, go to the word. Words speak and use other things to illustrate the truth of the work.
Just as Paul did in X 17 okay so without your right I think that I'm a goblin if you recall everybody number is 877-207-2276 that set forth in lines of argument call, please do. This is good interesting topic. I hope Rudolph from Raleigh, North Carolina. Welcome. Are you doing there. Hope the me at the right button.
Every girl operator now your there are.
I love yes I hear you. Okay, get out of out of their day in alkyl and currently the kind that you can't do a lot better than I think what you will.
My biblical quick know she's not look flat out no false gospel well-documented and and I have no problem saying that she says this Jesus that he couldn't. He couldn't help himself up until the point where he said I commend my spirit in your hands. At that point he couldn't do nothing for himself anymore.
He had become.
Soon he was no longer the son of God. He was soon.
I got the audio I could put my headset down and you could hear it. She says that in August without reading everything that got him.
But she says Jesus was the first human being who is born again she said Jesus paid for sins in hell, which is damnable heresy.
He finished the atonement on the cross.
He did not pay for sins and help. She said Jesus went to hell in our place was tormented and if you don't believe Jesus went to hell cannot be saved, for she is preaching a false gospel. I do not will not cannot call her sister and fellow believer that might affect female let another problem. Women are not supposed to pastors and elders vectors at some simian emailers of the church in the local area.
Here and I'm trying to bait try to debate debate what I'm meant to do. They have women pastors and think about calling them up and say, would you be willing to talk about this and I expect him to say no and then pickup of the Nivea 0.5 x 11 sheet double-sided extent for the church pass out literature on why women are not pastors and elders and of people think that I'm being ridiculous and not be meticulous. This is what the Scriptures teach and there in error and so they shouldn't be doing that with women in pastorate positions. It's a rebellion against God or fieldwork and again here we go again.
I'll say this. Anybody wanting to bait me on it publicly, formally, does the Bible support. We have a topic as the Bible support the idea of living pastors and elders that you have is a topic I've been offering this debate for 17 years off and on, that a single taker, no money think that is I know why it is because they know will go in Scripture to an all have a point, and they won't and so they need to be rebuked politely need to be corrected.
If you repent Joyce Meyer. I cannot call a sister in Christ because she denied his eternal son ship sheet did not. Just as he is born again, only synergies reborn again said that he went to hell in our place was tormented that you can't be saved unless you believe that she says were called little gods. She says she's not a sinner anymore.
It says the host of hell was literally on Jesus in hell and was laughing literally on him standing on him jumping on his idiocy and stupidity is filth that she's teaching and she says get this. The Bible can't even find any way to explain this. Not really. That is why you you have got to get it by revelation. There are no words explain what I'm telling you, I have got to just trust God that he's putting it into your spirit like you put it into my so she does she sing I get revelation knowledge from God. And so what she's done is trampled the word of God underfoot, she has violated the essential Christian faith and she needs to be rebuked, she should not be the position she's and she is a false teacher, flat out, I'm saying it publicly. She's a false teacher.
I cannot call her sister in Christ, and we try to contact her organization to ask specific questions. No response. Why is out there on the deal would you deal with true cable. If they would be due until the truth is what it is that's right. I got blissfully okay thank you all right now got a little bit of time on it is time for the break would happen two times I went to two different churches here in Idaho where on the same day where women pastors and elders were this one church in Meridian call the cops on even though they had said earlier they would meet with me. Talk with me.
They said that they wouldn't put back on their word pass out literature for the call the cops on in the second church I went to the same day. I was afraid my own safety.
Physical because of the aggression was incredible.
Hey folks for open lines 877-207-2276 McCollister mass Y 77 back to the show. We have four lines you call 877-2076 is good to that from Cary, North Carolina event welcome here.
Thank you for taking my call. Asher July the radio and I love lifting and learning though my questionnaire.
My question was asked by my colleague, a nephew in the thing you're in college and he came home with quite a few question over that last break and it question. It housed a different rate for a particularly want to know African-American. How did we evolve African-American if everyone came from Adam and Eve, or if everyone descended from Noah and his family, you know, considering that not everyone died from it.
Soon they came from and I think that haven't even came from Noah and accepts the genetic information for dark skin, light skin, blue eyes, brown eyes, blonde hair and red hair.
But it's all existent genetic information God created in our ancient parents. So when the line was narrowed through Noah that the same information was hire the people want different areas. Now it just so happens of people with white skin do better in northern latitudes because of vitamin D and they need sunshine and absorb sunshine better at remembering article about people with black skin, dark skin and a lower latitudes like the equator do better than people in white skin because the white skin people to get burned and that's damaging because skin cancer and other things. So the darker ones just do better in an environment it's with this the kind of stuff is this, so an illustration I have of something is that I had a friend in in college your budget home rental time and I thought he was just a light-skinned Mexican in the kind of look to me.
Friends like I don't care you know and so every dorm one time and we been friends for rental, months and months and hung around and get his picture. He was in the midst of a bunch of black people was with us and he sent us his family turns out he was.
He was a black guy, except it and I said come on your adopted you said no I'm not. He said I was born this way could really and so is really kind of interesting and so that you whatever, but he said that's all they were also born the way they were.
He's a born that way will with lighter skin. The genetic information was. That's all that's going on with the different races sink and everything genetic and different genetics that will bill you at any Noah and etc. and and depending on where people met it affected their thickened lab sure that was the natural selection is is a is a true phenomenon, and what I mean by that is that Glick's taken a set of birds use the sizzles illustration of teaching people about evolution as many problems make revolution.
I reject me to be here but God provided the genetic information for species for different groups to be able to adapt to different environmental pressures that is going on so you know I'm I'm 6 feet tall and two brothers.
I'm 6 feet tall, 200 roughly 214 pounds and I'm the small one in my family. I am so say mom same dad and this is how it how it is genetics or just different, and we manifest differently. I like to say I'm the supersmart one and are all the big strong men suffer and most of the moment one so can I tell him not to like this is all it is is just genetic manifestation of those who have better better genetics, expect us aid survivability in that environment. Just pass on their genes. It's it's basic is not a problem. So God created much of birds so there's a thousand mated pairs of a certain bird on an island in this isolated from any other environmental areas is just there.
If there's a drought on the island, then only those birds that have the surfacing characteristics that allow survivability. Maybe the berries are not set shells.
It's because of the drought will want to have stronger bills so to speak, will be able to survive. What was it that have weaker ones don't like the peppered moth thing and it's a thing of evolution so it is adjusted so that's what get some species and things like that God is real smart. Thank you so much. You're welcome so much, no problem at all out here that have been right will have them call up sometime and stand you know I do research on believer on science quite a bit so I kind of effect talk was sent that I'll have them call the cookie had another interesting question, and that was the time span between the Old Testament and New Testament, and he started saying that at the University they were teaching something about dark ages, the Middle Ages, dark ages, the time span between the middle many screaming between the Old Testament and New Testament's 400 years that's that's okay. And then the New Testament was written in the first century to roughly 2000 years ago that's in the Middle Ages and I think in the 14, 15, 1600s the dark ages were the right, 10, 11 and 12. And I believe is because of the Roman Catholic Church that hid information and oppressed people so that they were not free is my theory. The Roman Catholic Church is really bad. It's a block next system that's all that is not in fact tell him that like that yet. Science works in a Christian worldview and it was the secularists who were getting it wrong. It was the Christians who believed in the regularity of nature because of the regularity and predictability of God is absolute quality is in essence and he would reflect that in the created order to secrete the Christians who develop the scientific method that the unbelievers have okay that right thing like that is helpful. Thank you very much you welcome very much God bless. Okay you feel that I okay all right for the lines if you want to give me a call 877-207-2276 Marsha from Rockville, North Carolina or South Carolina speedily welcoming on here, I was thinking about the Scripture that character and LRT telling to parent and get on the conflict anything and John 14 Langtry 30 on Jesus talk going to prepare and and Sharon with the new children that will be coming down on groping our heavenly island flickering if Augustine people are living in the place that if it that you okay to say that okay 77 recall you live. Call 77077 pairs nicely back it was the bottom of the hour, you wanted me to call 87776 Marsha, are you still there. Alright, so where were we not make it. Call parent when radio were armed. I take my eyes to heaven to the Old Testament saints right okay well if I between hell on Paradise is a place was a place it still is with because in the segment is 12 to Paul the apostle talked about someone is caught up in the paradise with her in the body or the body do not know seems to be heaven talk about. But in Luke 1619 to 31. The story of Lazarus, Rich Bentley, the huntress with the paradise. It looks like the Old Testament saints went to place a holding place.
The Jesus after the crucifixion and dirt before his resurrection went and proclaimed what was going on who he was.
What had been done and then led captive a host of captives assessing features 40 through 12.
This is me was what I Old Testament the blood applied in the heavenly Safeway to some people call you right okay because we could not last. The blanket switcher.
She looked up my claims are not a Christian and went crying and John 14 verse 133. Can't you prepare a place arrived late at the church and in the new children need to frame all time. I was wondering if there actually play Florida has 15 occupant. Some people think in his relation.
I forgot. It talks about the new Jerusalem and it's built like 1400 mile cube and all that comes down from heaven rest on the earth. I don't believe this letter, it's it is some sort of construction that's our location or whatever, that we will in well and it won't be that were to be restricted to it that I think is representative of of a lot of things are place and abiding with God because Jerusalem is the city of God. And so, would you be the new Jerusalem, with God. I think that's what's going on there.
The simplest week when Jesus talks about going to prepare a place talking about the wedding wedding procedures that refer the bride of the father would send his son to go get his bride and the travelers would go and get the bride and he would come back of the ceremony and then he would enter into the chamber of the bridegroom's chamber for the consummation of the wedding. In that context, and so he had to build a room filled place in order to house his new wife and himself in the upcoming family, so this is the model that crisis is appealing to okay John 21 and you on the Scripture in verse three it had the whole it Inactive or, you have a question, I went because I don't know what you're getting at. The most cautious hair mechanic the okay like Abraham.
Abraham was 13 are looking for a fitting. Not dealt with Daniel anywhere in parent. When Christ paid the price on the crop to not going going to prepare a place for the church are place for the faint, no fair play. John you very long question TV doing are you tired of it's like you're teaching a whole bunch of stuff in US a question woven into what you're teaching and so I most cautious when people do that okay because I don't know whether going with the sometimes so if you had to have a specific question, what would it be now. Sharon (John 14. I believe all of because all time. Because paradise existed before the new Jerusalem comes down. Some might make the case of the one and the same, but I just don't think this is we can do that because the symbolism of the new Jerusalem. Don't assume it's a literal cube. That's it. That's a city is 1400 x 1400 x 1400.
Don't assume that I don't know we don't kick it most probably is a place but we can't say what it is until we know what new Jerusalem really is and it is a representation of something.
Is it a place like a house or is it a place like a location in the presence of God that this will just think we don't know and we don't want to say too much about it.
If week. Cannot figure it out. What ever it will be all the will of the oh yes, I learned that the church be together. Yes, there will God with the Holy Spirit for all eternity and what ever play yes, went okay. I think I think maybe that Michael identify three different claim. I think occupant if that were still enjoying them. We will we will all enjoy him.
We absolutely are and the Old Testament saints New Testament saints to be with Jesus with the Lord you are safe to cure the problem by goblins alright before the lines 877-207-2276 of looking at how Keith spelled someone's name virtual or Mitchell from Charlotte North Carolina welcoming on their mental height on the right man was a buddy, was close enough close and yet he misspelled, they are completely complete rental question with the Georgia guide found yes there any connection between my bad underwater order to save any then I can yes or no. There I would say that to the new world order, which some people think is a one world utopia of socialism where equal distribution of all things and resources were given equally to all people for the betterment of their book is everyone so good and wonderful Lottie doll the school, skipping down the yellow brick road and so that that and they only want the shortest guide stones. However, the only want 500 million people. The entire planet. So it means of the regulated resources regulated by what you do and don't do regulated religion, because Christianity says fill the earth.
They don't want to do that would want to go again.
Scripture celebrities Christianity has to be a subjugated all people. All things have to be subjugated under the new world order and the Georgia guide stones would fit in line with it.
The center is a connection but it's really no seem like a related, but I got my leg give Rachel take off Peabody go back and wonder why I arrived. They voted one of the lines 877206 right back mass Y call 7707. I want to do this because the caller earlier talked about the stuff in science and go through some stuff just is worth knowing. A lot of Christians are afraid of science because if they could soak formidable against Christianity against God and and and what to do about it. So the kindest, don't we just tell you that science is a philosophical approach to learning is based upon assumptions you can't use a scientific method to validate the scientific method of begging the question. It's a philosophy it's a philosophy that begs the question in that it assumes the laws of logic assumes a uniformity of nature and then assumes that scientists will accurately and properly provide information but that is not all. The case, it is not. That's is 11 issue right there there there is the issue of the Big Bang. The Big Bang I could talk about that for a while doing research on it. Among many other things and there are some scientific problems with it and what it is called a flatness problem is determined that the geometry of the universe is nearly flat. Now we can look in the direction we see stars Largo stars or galaxies, but not start a galaxy but was pointed letter galaxies and we see the atmosphere around us. But if you look at the Milky Way. You see it's it's more or less flat. Well, it turns out, the universe looks like that as well. This is one of the issues that are very good here, but it too much. Why is that if the Big Bang and it exploded. Everything should go out in the sphere. Doesn't seem to be the case, and this was called a horizon problem that means distance of distant regions of space are so far apart that they could never have been in contact with you with each other. According to the model of the 14.6 billion-year-old universe that far apart.
And so the expansion rate of the universe is increasing and so the scientists have been invented something called dark energy. It's they have detected it. They haven't measured it. They said we to call this whatever this is dark energy that's causing the universe to expand an accelerating rate will really there some issue that I can get, the more we got callers with the backing of a lot more about this kind of stuff science. It's gets great. It helps us a great deal but don't put any credence in the theory of evolution that we got here by evolutionary processes. It does not work and I could act could you guys call me upset sometime and ask. I'll give you some counter evidence that's verifiable that works against very much against the theory of transitional forms about evolutionist afflicted, let's get to Nate from California and a welcoming on the year all men are been a while. How are you all right what he I'm doing good. Know that I think I would watch word find, I want to laugh while no or mold well yeah I'm in my 60s so you know almost Bermeister so okay I'm 65, no I mean by work much of your volumes decreasing inhabitable hearing without the latter little better switch question we got what better sound when he died that he committed suicide in a general way. Yes, he was being found blinded. He was being mocked. They were mocking the Christian God of Israel to point and he said, God give me strength to take as many of them with because he knows he's gonna die anyway so in the general. One sense, yet he did and that her sense well it was can happen anyway just kind of expedited everything you the word of God.
Murder is against the word of God. Killing is not now the question you're killing yourself. But there that's the question is we have to answer is you is killing yourself murder and that's a not an easy one to to answer because murder is the unlawful taking of life, so if someone breaks into my house and in order to save myself, my wife, my family, I have to dispatch that individual nothing I would ever want to. That's not murder, but if I don't like someone's shirt color night and I dispatch them, then that is murder, but it is not justifiable.
So all murder is killing but not all, killing is murder. So when we look at suicide. I'm not advocating MSAs okay is not mind if you might mean it's all right.
I'm to defend yourself with a batter, a gardener, defend your your family member yourself and killed the person who's trying to write my essay I the Bible, but I understand that actually understand that related to the issue of the schizo is also lesser on the individual that saves a Christian who you kills himself know what's the reason for it because people will say automatically know that's a sin to go to hell. I don't see that in Scripture. Any place where it says that suicide is an automatic ticket to hell. I don't see it in Scripture and I have to say that I'm not advocating it. I do believe we should do it, but what you do you know with people who are in situations like one of things I guy I have ever raised. Let's say there's a battle going on our countries being invaded by the Communists and they are outlawing Christianity there torturing people or I can save and are doing to people on the radio here in the capture someone who has information that he cannot allow to be revealed because it would cost thousands of lives you know if the bad guys knew where something with it.
Whatever know what happens in that case he's being tortured.
He knows for a fact that he will break up. I know that people break under torture. So can it does ever to kill himself to stop information from being disseminated or discovered or tortured out of him in order to save a lot of other people's lives. There's a question I'd say I would think it would make sense to do that when about your on the battlefield and somebody throws a grenade in and one person jumps on the grenade to save others.
It's a form of suicide is it wrong not only sacrificing himself. Even Jesus could be said to that broad sense. He allowed himself to be taken exactly where he knew was going to happen and he could have stopped it and he didn't. So when we talk about this subject are different levels of what could be construed as suicide and different circumstances is not just a simple black-and-white issue of rollover you understand you the one for him and all my life like I love you. What is your question what I've read, the without question commit suicide even though I don't background might do it for you Lord for generally suicide is understood as being an act of physical act upon yourself that causes your own death.
That's the basic narrow definition.
Okay okay yeah you on the court.
Do you think he then Kevin Jesus, you know all you yeah work with God. I understand I know that that are my main yes sense is in heaven seem absolutely that I'm on your side tires good and all hello calls when I want to grab would get jump quickly could really got a few minutes. All right, buddy. All right, all right. I think you put out my proposal. You and your family.
Thanks a lot.
All right, let's get to Nancy from Virginia Nancy welcome your on the air for taking my call. Sure I like about the book of Corinthians chapter 12 verse two and half the dwelling place of God in Jewish cosmology. There were three heavens three places realms.
They called heaven. The first one was where the birds are the clouds, the wind is the tree is called the first heaven and the second is where the sun and the moon and the stars are in the third is a dwelling place of God.
That's what they called them of an article on the website it goes through, it explains it cites the Scriptures everything Knoefler does not. I never and that's all. Somewhere in the utility all over.
See Carmen three heavens of this doing a search my website and the three Three heavens and the so are there different levels of heaven, three heavens. One is the atmospheric range owes Hosea talk to her.
Deuteronomy Judges Daniel and looking for New Testament thinks the location of the God of the third heaven is in Matthew Luke Revelation the highest heaven is out of first Kings eight Deuteronomy 10 soldiers in an exchange. The planets and stars are mentioned in Genesis and Psalm Jeremiah Isaiah, and that has been the heaven, so we call a savings in the heavens. They use the word heavens there and get your three categories of how it's used. Okay we go to be with the with the Lord God in heaven heaven. Okay okay it's you. We presently we presently are in the lower level. The first heaven and it doesn't mean heaven is in the harps and angels on clouds and is wonderful. It's just the way the Jews use the term to describe different things.
The first heaven is just simply with the birds are the clouds, the wind saw the first heaven. The second is the place of the stars, the moon, the sun, and the third is the Olympus of God.
That's how they understood. That's all it is wisdom on the earth, and that Mr. McCall heaven. That's all this different terminology. Okay right thinking you're welcome. All right, it's good to Mitchell for Charlotte north Carolina will draw near. It's the metaphorical place that is concomitant sickness like a comet. Anyway, it's also the term for paradise. It seems better.
This is just a place in your father Abraham called his bosom is not really his chest is just called.
That's a metaphor and it deals with the place of bliss and comfort that the people who died in faith before the crucifixion went to bed seems to be the place and then Jesus during the interim of his death and resurrection may proclamation the spiritual prison.
Go to first Peter 316, 17, 18, 19, for that, and though it seems be the case. It also Ephesians 4 versus eight through roughly 12 talks about as well. Think that's what they think is a theory okay okay bless all right last good time because now with top of the hour to go to get going. The Lord bless you I hope you have a great evening by his grace on here tomorrow and so question is double as a buddy of their program powered by the Truth Network