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September 29, 2022 4:00 pm
The following program is recorded content created by the Truth Network Matt slick. Why is the founder and president of the Christian apologetics research what is written found online at car horn you have questions of our Bible doctrines Matt slick why branches called in responding to your questions at 877207276 pairs. Matt slick everyone while show me Matt slick Live Oak had a good weekend release around yesterday and did not do a whole bunch watch TV. My wife kinda lets me do that I think works harder and we can stuff like that.
Which reminds me of the preaching down and no Provo, Utah on the second first Sunday of October city on a hill right decision Hill Church under 10 o'clock in the morning. I guess is when the service starts each problem. Whatever. Afterwards looked and we talked about me doing Q&A on Saturday that I do not shows up we've got any feedback that people want to do something like that. So other than that I think is about is going to give me a call with five open lines 877-207-2276 you know something I was thinking about something here thinking to talk about this a little bit. This is our first Timothy 400 read this. This is what the Bible says will happen in the end times and so over the weekend. I can never really sit there and do nothing. I have to be involved or if I'm vegging I'm really vegging, no public watch TV or some stupid sci-fi thing but I always want to witness and I was when I share the faith. It's just something that's in one so my wife and I were talking you know the work next day, a kind of thing just talk and was telling her how frustrating it was to look at ministry. I said you know everything about this for a while.
Think just quit just just focus on the secular field and she's looking at me and cinnamon focus on the secular issues and you don't get just make it in a corporation and provide because right now it's too difficult. The ministry of the lack of funds difficulties I said I'm just gonna do that and she looked up she goes and said no, no, I'm serious. I seriously because of that gave another two-minute reason to be successful you know you don't believe me. Do you just hope look I really want to go through this for years and really struggling and it is time to move a different direction, and she says to me you got it bad says you'll never be able to stop witnessing her serve God, you will never be able to. It's part of you and I wanted to respond and say no no no, it was yes yes yes she was right, and wherever I go, I want to witness. Even today I went out I had to mail a package line and if I get there and I use my last name as as a means of witnessing my blessing slick and which is unusual name in a safe and irreverent to reference like this is not someone you can trust, and I try and use it as an open door to some little to smile.
And today I talked to said that this letter will I work at a Nazarene church. We could talk but I just don't see how people can't witness, not that it just me, you know it's all subjective or intimidated the confidence and lack the confidence or the lack something else that I definitely have and that's big, obnoxious, and obstreperous, and so we don't combine that little bit of autism in all get out there just in say stuff like Kramer insight felt just say it and get out there.
Well this is this week and I was in three or four different venues. I was on a Facebook venue live chat was in oculus in the meta-verse was on, let's see. Discord was on clubhouse and Jan will policy well known, but I'm not well enough. I should say good is different venues in your Matt slick and Carmen lovable. There are a variety of people that I encountered some people who dislike him great and then there are some who think I am evil, I mean they hate me and this weekend was no exception. So I I met some people and they had the lowest opinion of me as possible. They were atheists of course not all atheists think that some atheist great focusing on the human level, but there are some they hide behind nicknames of the signals and file things I'm encountering this more and more as I think about stuff and this reminds me first before one with the spirit explicit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons by means of the hypocrisy of liars.
I've been saying.
Hypocrisy is a form of lying and those who do says here in first Timothy 42 by means of hypocrisy of liars seared in their own consciences with the branding and I'm telling you I meet these people and they are seared their conscious, they have no qualms about promoting ungodliness and unholiness in one of the things I started to do lately is this essay you are ungodly.
Your unholy it looks like God's given you over to the depravity of your heart and your mind and I'll say this.
It's like going out with a baseball bat hit a hornets nest. They come unglued and it's been because the dog piled attack and its weight and say what I say sitting in so… Good goes on to forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from food which God is created to be grateful and so there's a lot of verses like this in different areas of the Scripture to talk about things like this, but I'll tell you it's really it's becoming more and more prevalent and one of things I've noticed is an increase of using the Lord's name in vain.
People are doing that more and more, and as I watched videos on YouTube's varied things people are just no reason you source name in vain and in chat rooms. They will do the same thing so you know it's interesting, and where encountering it more and more and I think it will continue. So when you pray for people and one of the things that is difficult to actually pray for those who persecute is difficult.
I don't want to do that to learn how to do that anyway seven to be 31 for men will be verse one. But realize this, in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant refiners, disobedient to parents, and grateful, unholy, and loving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, little haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power avoids ministries anyway. So where I tramp into the darkness and into the sewage of human hatred and sin going to varying discussion forums tramp around in their vileness trying to spread a little bit of light, truth, darkness tell you that so much opposition and its increasing is increasing and when something to pray about. Think about a trip and logically give me a call 877-207-2276 Glenn from Utah. Welcome all The one longer than caught light, the father in a job code that lauded that that I can understand you.
You spoke faster then I have a hearing loss that I could understand a few words then you can't fully support his agency again where no one man) were read to her mom, Michael Gaines about the baptism of the holy. Not little water, coming he believed Peter with that got water, and I'm the only first, water baptism making is with a unique and low. I think it was still about correspondent Lobato okay let me have been the Lord your God in the way you that's accepted a put in acts 15 for John baptized with water, is what Jesus said. There's a first mention of water baptism… Right there okay so what you're asking.
Well, Peter is not bad thousand dollars. Now the water and asked asked him for what will the next 1044 to 48. The Peterson bring water for then, be baptized, are you there okay yeah.
That can carry notes the Gentiles the Gentiles in acts chapter 10 X 1044 and he was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon those were listening to the message all the circumcised believers working with Peter remains because the gift of the Holy Spirit have been poured out of the Gentiles also for their hearing and speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered Shirley Milliken refuse the water for these to be baptized to oversee the Holy Spirit just as we did okay okay you there. You yeah you probably have one already got out of 108. What is rapid when he had water, there is not what Jesus would tell told that woman at the whale July 4 house on the water.
A come out the word womb, you can't take the word water in another context, and then transferred over to another place everything means what it means in context. Okay, so you can't do that if you do that you will end up in error. A great deal of error. Okay, in context with the words mean in context otherwise you'll get into all kinds of problems.
Okay, now, are you saying water baptism is not for today. Yeah, I put out I don't know about Peter in acts 10 commanded to be baptized with water, so it is not for today.
I would Peter commit to be done. Okay well what it all command okay will hold that you didn't answer the question why would Peter command.
It is after the resurrection and ascension of Christ, and now the church is in place is moving along and Peter says water to be baptized. Okay so that's that's what he said okay you there right now more warmly.
Okay so I'll enlighten all what about what what we went up all what he taught. Understand the question and one that I that is all right.
The Holy Ghost is not water, coming out on water knowledge that right will hold on, they felt it would give me a call 772072276 right back after these messages, Matt slick, why call 770776 charismatic slave back to the show.
772072276. The script back on your with Glenn from Utah Reglan so go ahead what you want to ask about Paul and baptism, holy water that there is a baptism of the Holy Spirit which seems to be the manifestation of speaking in tongues and various things like that on the backs to the next town. Water baptism is a covenant sign probably replacing circumcision as a sign the seal of the faith. It's already had possessed probably in Romans 411 and continues on the Abraham a covenant representation is relationship between baptism and circumcision in Colossians 211, 12 so baptism is practiced today. It should be practiced today and water okay there yet water water like a water does not getting dumped in waters not what what makes a saved case were justified by faith in Christ. Baptism is the identification with Christ, which is, Paul teaches this idea first contents 10 one through four people were baptized into Moses when they pass through the Red Sea, so Paul uses the phrase with the word baptism as a form of identification with the work of the ministry of Moses, so we were baptized into Christ means work identifying ourselves with the ministry work of Christ. I used to clamp goblins all right hey folks, if you want to give me a call forth in lines 877207276 the school phone with Matt from North Carolina. Welcome your near I was weird the way for come from. Oh that's easy to go to Genesis 5 you read verse three when Adam had lived 130 years he became the father the son is on like like this, according to his image need to process the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were 800 years and he had other sons and daughters so adamantly that can enable dismayed when her sisters okay I is a little bit of the addition to this, because all people say will emit the Bible says don't marry her sister and that does not come into place until much later, as Adam and Eve were created by God or genetics. Let's say per perfectly pure so that intervening was okay for a few centuries until God said okay that and that was okay are I meant God bless. Okay hey give me a call forth in lines 877207226 so will be done preaching in Provo, Utah. Those were down there. You want to go in whatever we can probably hang around after the church do some to eat. Will Sissy stay down there and will get back up in the sandy area until the evening.
If that I relater, but any rights will be done in Provo. Probably most of the day if you want to go to the church may say hi nice Mitch, I don't like to meet listener. So do that city on a hill, church, Provo, Utah to go there and check it out. Alright, alright, alright, let's get to see Jamar from Raleigh, North Carolina. You're on the air right from across Barlow, God's love is God's love conditional kind of love all I would go and I'm really Garrett.
I make my dirty but it really focus on one particular group of people and I would go who I would say are currently additional in every meaning of the word of God still have of those old bad will to good question and I can't give you a definitive answer okay just can't do it because there's a lot involved with this topic. So in Psalm 55 home. We did that okay will stuff down to talk. It says the boastful shall not stand before your eyes. You hate all who do and who do iniquity so the psalmist said that God hates all who do iniquity.
In Psalm 11.
Five the Lord tests the righteous and the wicked and the one who loves violence his soul hates.
Wait a minute I thought, God let everybody well then you go to Romans chapter 9 starting numbers nine for this is the word of promise at this time I will come, and Sarah shall have a son, and I believe this but was Rebecca. Also when she conceived twins by one man her father, Isaac, for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to his choice would stand, not because of works but because of him who calls.
It was said to her, the older will serve the younger. Just as it is written, Jacob I love any so I hated so does God hate people. Yes, he does right there in Scripture.
People are surprised by that.
Then they get to the idea of agape love well debacle to love the verb form is found in many places in the Bible, including Luke 1143 woe to you Pharisees for you agape you love the chief seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces, so agape does not always mean divine love, but nevertheless when God is loving that's refocusing on okay so when God is love.
Does he love everyone there is a sense in which the answer is yes.
Matthew five starting in verse 43. You've heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have, not even the tax collectors do the same if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others do not even the Gentiles are the same. Therefore, nearly perfect, as your father in heaven is perfect.
So in that section of Scripture the prick up. He says to love your enemies, and he says love your neighbor and hate your enemy. I say love your enemies, because God sends the rain with you love them when you have not even do that so it looks like God is loving them in what's called a Providence provincial grace in that he is showing a kind of love and grace to them of providing sunshine rain air family, food, etc. in that sense, he's loving everybody but in another sense. He does not because he hates all who do iniquity, and so we need to be changed from the place of outside of God's hope will and outside of God's love to insight and can only be done to Christ. So you see how the question is not an easy one answer and there's a so if you can hold on to talk a little more about what alright that's a good question.
Very good question is not just easy one. John 316 God love the world will talk about that that they felt me right back three open lines 877207276 max Y call 770776 here's Matt's leg back in lines 772072276 alright back on your mark. You welcome there.
I really look good but you're not long ago grow at answering the same question about that note and that was really based off the analogy that if someone who does it know God, you know God have the don't know anything about them and then they hear a preacher say this about them it was the mayor here. Oh that may condition you never to God's love that means I can live one live do what I will not be not going to change for me.
So is almost like a license to do in order to live however you want to do very bad you and I think is correct about the kinds of love that's we met to discuss that first and there is the sentiment God does not love everybody and is not unconditional because in the sense of salvific love and salvation is conditioned on on the work of Christ.
He will love you if you're in Christ in the saving way he can love you in a generic way common grace, and love by letting the rain fall on in the sun and things like that.
That's what we talked about the nature of God's love to be more specific in one aspect of it. That's what they're now with the conclusion I came out with two there were a group hug Bubba Berwick to that which God and in the first which you alluded to. The guy called common grace for far as I write it on the draft in the yard and band that salvific love for those who do come to him all deftly found that love that eternal love by God to the second question, do you well you actually have alright… Not much to bear you to God bless.
Alright, you know some people let's talk about the issue of John 316, and John 316 is interesting versus because of will get this going here with this what it says. John 316 says so God so loved the world, means every individual right now because the word world means what it means in context because Jesus was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 1524 Jesus as I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Jesus was not sent to the whole world, but only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. A lot of people are surprised by this, so I can tell you confidently and biblically.
Jesus was not sent to the whole world. He was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
This means that he was covenantal. He sent only to them, the house of Israel is the term in reference to national Israel.
That's what's going on there. It's a reference to national Israel, the nation, so he wasn't sent to the world to all the nation groups but only to the house of Israel. So says God's love. The world is saying is not just the nation of Israel, but all the people groups. All the nations with the whole world.
You can't say it's every individual that's I'm saying right there about that particular verse three open lines going to give me a call 877-207-2276 Nancy from Virginia.
Welcome here all what they what you say is that it I got sure winners in the question you want to say something besides using the Lord's name in vain as an exclamation all you you you will do that. Also, I don't oh my goodness or or things like that. Those are my excellent exclamation talking to computer because I believe it or not I talk to my computer's XP computer tech for five years at Hewlett-Packard and I learned to talk to my computer so so you just you stinking pizza crud and I'll talk to the differential back, but that's as far as I go that sentence, and we should not take the you could say oh darn, or heck, you know, things like that.
Okay, okay, clean thing, clean and or were if you can, just as they go to sleep. Oh, this is where I should say that exclusive that's that's not bad, but I don't have time at the state you single sentence like that would work okay. You will you to go by for open lines 877-207-2276 Joe from Richmond, Virginia. Welcome on the air. Alright I got a comment that wrote the baptism and the way I want to ask you in making all those baptized in the Jordan and ran one of the apostle Brian with Gannett. Anything that is bringing the fact that began rain though if a merchant wasn't the way to do it and let's say that I was a carved person doing the phantasm and I would walk the candidate down stream rates down cut my hand cold water over the Isle of Man. I would want walk right into a muddy spring. I would want to, close all upset he wouldn't get wet so skinny is common sense that it is immersion because they one while walking into the screens. Okay what you've offered is your personal preference of what you would or would not do as though that's the standard and now with the judge Scripture by mistake.
Yes yes yes yes yes I will not hold on hold on hold. You said I wouldn't. This I wouldn't that common sense is all subjective. You're sitting common sense cordwood. I understand how I would do it I wouldn't do this. So why would they do that, that's your logic and it's not good logic will okay maybe I wasn't clear. I believe the American way. I believe if a merchant wasn't the way to do it, then why would they walk. Why would they walk right into the screen and get wet and muddy.
I agree with American hold on hold on is not an issue getting wet muddy. You can't do that, you can say while you will get wet and muddy, as if that means I shouldn't get immersed or sprinkled report. It's not logically consistent with the argument. To insert that is a criteria that would invalidate a baptism is a different form. Okay, but look at the text alright and he ordered the cherry to stop.
They both went down into the water. Now if it's a Meridian if it's immersion. They both went into the water with a both immersed were the okay so you say that the candidate does it say that they were immersed. One was immersed doesn't baptized and baptism has different meanings in different contexts and I have no problem with emotional Problem with it. I prefer to immerse people I'm just saying don't assume the word baptize automatically means immersed because Jesus when he was baptized.
He's was baptized to fulfill the Old Testament law and the only place I can in the only place I can find where he was fulfilling anything is in the viscous eight numbers for an exit is 29 when he was fulfilling the requirements of entering the priesthood and he had to be sprinkled with water.
Sprinkle according to the law to enter into, so it would it make sense to say Jesus was sprinkled at his baptism. It just makes sense. Okay, I didn't know that I learned from you and I know people who don't agree with me and I say well okay find you and I disagree, don't know what a challenge, but it's but it is but is not user-friendly one find any place in the Old Testament where anyone entering into the priesthood because Jesus is a high priest of the portable Keswick and and look and see where they were immersed in water and yet you don't find it, so Jesus in my sword I'm concerned he was sprinkled according to the law.
That's number six, seven, so okay you know the problem with his logistical problems with immersion to you will be talking to a hold of Terry why okay hold on for folks to write back. After these messages if you want give me call 877-207-2276 max Y call 770727 back to the last segment of the show, Joe from Richmond is still there right now. Singer logistical problems with the idea of immersion in certain contexts messing immersion is not a valid baptism, but in the upper room 3000 were baptized in one night. If I did the math.
If the 12 disciples doesn't say how many were baptizing solicits a 12 disciples that just gives a sudden look at numbers and expect that if 12 disciples were baptizing 3000 people, they would have to do it for it and it did for eight hours straight without a break.
Then they had to each the baptize of a person in every two minutes. Roughly 20 seconds. Hold on, I'm on radio my daughter and so you know it's okay and so what with every commission, 20 seconds plus or the logistical problem of of you dunk someone in water, just like in the Jordan River.
The Jordan River and then there is a death in the cold side you don't want to stay in there for hours and hours get hypothermia so that would mean he knows maybe see some of the their hips and water and how long could you last in there for a few hours but then that would mean the people come out there, be baptized by immersion if to draw from in the water and lift them up is not that hard to do but try and do it every two is 20 seconds for eight hours after while it can become very very difficult because of the drop zone in the water to come up wet.
They way more than what they did. Going down so this it's logistically difficult to justify how 12 disciples could be baptizing for eight hours at the Jordan. They recently were to do it in the upper room and they certainly can do it in a local fountain that would drink the water. People drink out of it difficult to Jordan so there's just problems. There and it makes sense to say that they were poured on or sprinkled on because that was how things were done in the Old Testament things that were anointed for holy use or sprinkled with the oil and/or water was a designation of an anointing and people just don't study this stuff, but I I do a whole file on baptism just on baptism is 36 pages, and so I have things like baptized with water, and to wash them with water nexus 29 four or Exodus 3020. It says meeting. They shall wash with water Mark 18, I baptize with water okay with a minute if the way that the phrase with water is used means to apply water to a person's that have been dumped in it like exit 494 axis XXXIII or 3020 will Denny's Marxist Mark money, I baptize with water is at the same thing it is, it doesn't mean applying the water to them because luck is I will baptize with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit immersed in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is always poured. That's how the Holy Spirit is looked at and received in the Old Testament that is a fact, a lot of people don't know it all is right. Okay, poured out so if for example X2 17, you know, please coordinate a jewel. He says it shall be the last days goddesses will pour forth my spirit. Verse 18 will pour forth my spirit, that's a call from Joel 228 29 so the Holy Spirit supports would ask 15 John baptized with water, but you be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Will that baptism with the Holy Spirit must mean pouring because the Holy Spirit poured on you. That's just what it means. That's how the Holy Spirit is received pouring on the next 1044 to 48. It talks about the same thing.
I believe it doesn't get to verse biblically fast and I'll read it.
It does say that because it says while Peter will sit still speaking these words Holy Spirit fell upon those who were listening to the message all the circumcised believers who came with Peter, remains because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, so that way the Holy Spirit is received is by pouring.
That's just how it spoken well.
Now when we see that this is John baptized with water, you be baptized with the Holy Spirit. If immersion baptism is immersion in John immersed with water. You'll be merciful Holy Spirit does not work if it meets pouring you know you John immersed with water. You'll be poured with the Holy Spirit, that makes sense. Historically, biblically, there's another logistical problem because of John was baptizing it for two or three years. I did some research on the population of Israel at that time Samaria in the areas is like half 1,500,000 people is one of the estimates an average that I've read about like 2 million people will any rate, if any, says all of Jerusalem and Smit were going out to be baptized by John know all this mean every single individual obviously not but it setting a great many people. What you think about it. If he's immersing what 200,000 people. This is all going out. A great majority of them are going out to him. We don't know what exact numbers are but you start Siegel made a minute he couldn't do that it wouldn't work.
Caesar put flesh and blood of Israel. Okay. All right. Maybe Matt slick's got something here so I better get that you are talking about sprinkling numbers eight, 998. I think it is time to get to it. If you go to my website and you look up why was Jesus baptized will give you the references because he said to fulfill all righteousness used is this a lot when talk to people who teach was called baptismal regeneration baptized or to be saved is not true and I'll say will.
Jesus was sprinkled and they know he wasn't. He was immersed and I show them Scripture and their blown away because no one hears about this which is why don't they click that's my position. I believe he was sprinkled. No telling what they disagree.
But if my position because of what the Scriptures teach the Old Testament so if immersion is the proper way not only not only their going to another verse it says so if you were to read Hebrews 910 right Hebrews 91 verse later 10 Hebrews 910 chapter 9 verse 10 it says, since they relate only to food, drink and various washing the word washings in Greek is Baptiste Moss Baptiste Moss baptism piece plus and if you read the context it talks about sprinkling right there three verses later.
I worry that the others a lot to the people I could talk about baptism for a long time.
I could actually two 6230 8X 1044 through 41st Peter 321 Galatians 320 7X15.
I love talking about and I have some questions. I still would have answered yet I'm studied but I'm learned like you study are outlined L good 90 together here welcome God bless. That was Joe from Richmond, Virginia next longest waiting person is Janet. Janet or Jeanette from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Welcome. Thank you Janet unusual question but it can on my mind lately I have been using essential oils and I found out that they have a lot of health benefit and that they'd been around for a long time so but I know that the white man brought Jesus to write and admire, and I was just wondering what would they possibly be doing it for what would it be work for him for. They represented a decent notice when they represented certain elements that were offered to royalty.
Frankincense and myrrh and they were valued very very valuable and so they were offered at sacrifices and gifts to the kings so that's what happened and essential oils.
My wife will use those to because she has a lot of health issues and okay there helpful) were still so that we you can purchase that you fit know what they did for you Dave did they use the oil did they get given as a gift is a gift what they would use them for my sink from medicinal reasons and okay cleansing and for mixing smell better, and okay so you know okay go yeah okay okay great thank you, know that okay okay bye-bye okay, all right, let's get to Randy. Randy, let's get to Diane from Virginia hey Diane, welcome here. Sure we got on here might help out at that now am not went on to do yet.
These are tough things.
How much worse would it be for your health. There then then move them to where you are all okay. There is one are you able to go there for short periods of time and help out or come back and get respites in different area with the conditions are that you have why different environment would be so harmful to guide me on any yelling and you know sometimes the will of God is not going God wants so that you are free to make a choice and sometimes he shows up in the most difficult times and choices when you're not sure which direction to look which direction to go because on one hand you wanted do what's right and help your mom and dad and if you do injure yourself and depending on how bad it would be likely tell you what I would probably help see if I can survive do things to make myself healthier like you to talk more about sorry to talk more about that in the Lord bless and by his grace. Another program powered by the Truth Network