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MSL- April 15, 2024-The Matt Slick Live -Live Broadcast of 04-15-2024- is a production of the Christian Apologetics Research Ministry -CARM-. Matt answers questions on topics like The Bible, Apologetics, Theology, World Religions, Atheism, and other issues- -You can also email questions to Matt using- info-carm.org, Put -Radio Show Question- in the Subject line- Answers will be discussed in a future show.-Topics Include---Civil War Movie Review--Parable of The Talents--Ways to Help Others--MSL- April 15, 2024

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The following program is recorded content created by a member of LOVE called Bubbling for the Truth Network. Oh man, I forgot to do something with the rumble dang it. You know I get busy I just get busy sometimes, so let me do that right now, so Anyway, if you want to give me a call like I said eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six It's easy to do and if you are also inclined to email me That's easy all you have to do is dial or not dial it put it in in your email info at karm.org info at karm.org and if you do that just put in the subject line put in there Karm, let's see subject line would be Radio question or radio comment. It's easy to do All right, I want to hear from you um.

Oh, I forgot to do that. It's gonna write a movie review today. I went and I saw I I saw the movie Civil War and let me just tell you that it was really interesting and I'm gonna talk about it a little bit And what I think you know you might be interested in watching or not watching out of it.

It was it was very It wasn't exactly what I expected, but it was also quite good, and I'm glad I went and saw it I know that there's a lot of you out there who might be You know hesitant about About watching it. Let me tell you what it is. It's not It's kind of hard to describe It's not really political. It's not It doesn't take left or right ism it doesn't say who's right who's wrong It doesn't take a political side there are two factions fighting, and you don't know which one is left Which one is right which one is conservative? Which one isn't is just it was just interesting there's a lot of bad going on all over the place and it makes you not want to have Civil War and What I think is interesting is that? It's it's really a topic that's coming up more and more the issue of Civil War here in America and it's unfortunate, but I think it's it's well I I don't know if it's heading that way but I mean you know it's just a lot of a lot of people who are really upset with what's happening in a government and how the leftist Regime is as taxing the crud out of everybody pushing woke leftist agenda Opening the borders up for being us being invaded There are just a lot of people who are really upset about that and don't want anything to do with that continued leftist ideology Now I do know that there's a lot of people who? Are very angry Very angry and the Civil War is not the way to do it not to solve the problem But what needs to be done is? voting and people need to call the government to Repentance call the government to the actuality of doing what they're supposed to be doing they aren't doing what they're supposed to be doing and the the sense is that Yeah, the sense is how to fixing one last thing here here we go I should open it up. I hope that'll fix the the rumble stream so I Was I saw a program today and an interesting comment was made it said the left already is at war there Is a cold war that the left is waging against the rest of America in that it is trying to dominate and take control Over America they are at war So the left will do things like stand in on roads and stop commerce.

They will protest The poll file are fire alarms when conservatives speak They are foul very often and in power they abuse their their power I'm not saying Republicans and conservatives don't do that too, but it's well known that the left does this a great deal and they promote Racism they promote socialism they promote the LGBTQ alphabet mob mentality and they are working to Restrict religious freedoms particularly of Christians, so I consider the left a terrorist organization That's just my opinion the Democratic Party. I don't think is in the best interest of America I really don't that's just my opinion all right, so The you know I I know a lot of people and I get a lot of emails I get a lot of in of stuff from people all over the country and A lot of people let me just tell you are very upset They they don't like what's happening so this Civil War movie was interesting. It really was interesting. I was intrigued by it So my wife says she want might want to go see it I showed her a three minutes thing on TV what it was to clip so she goes I don't know if I want to see it now, but it is not pretty it is not Comforting it's like I said it doesn't take a political stand You don't know who's left right who don't who's good or bad. It's completely neutral, and it's done from the perspective of of Reporters of the media now the media. I don't trust the media I I don't you know I don't trust CNN in MSNBC I don't trust them and I go to conservative news outlets and even sometimes they're not very good, but anyway In this in this movie the media wasn't conservative or Liberal they were only trying to do something that was just get a certain bit of film and information that I don't tell you what It was that's all they were doing and they had to go through a lot of crud during this During the movie in order to get where they were going and it was very very difficult and very sobering And one of the things I thought was interesting in it is that it would It would really show the depravity of man the depravity of Mankind and the quickness with which people can become treacherous It's definitely something that was In the film so there's foul language Lord's names and is used in vain but this is the context of war and it's in the context of people dying and things like that and So what I recommend it Yes, and no no if you don't like that kind of level of violence and foul language If that wasn't the foul language wasn't pervasive like it is in a lot of movies, but it's definitely Yeah, it's not exactly g-rated okay, and I can see why it's rated R So I I'm glad I went and saw it.

I enjoyed it not in a carnal sense But enjoyed it in the sense that it was informative and maybe not want Not want civil war It's just not pretty And I've talked to people here where I live about it about civil war and they all say the same thing They don't want that They don't want it, but is it coming to that who knows now think about this all the with the border being opened by the leftist wacko morons Letting us being invaded from the south and a little bit from the north The people who hate our country all over the world you know for a fact that they have set People in motion crossing the border who are then in sleeper cells and they're gonna wait for the right time to attack If this is what the borders are here to stop and when the left which to me is absolutely stunningly amazing Why anybody would support the Democratic Party? when they open the borders for invasion I just can't understand it and and the Democratic Party is The party of racism of the KKK of socialism of oppression it is bad And I often well sometimes what I'll do is I'll read the history of the Democratic Party for the website or the article I've got my website So anyway, I know that I talk like this a lot of people are offended. I don't care I don't care if you're offended. It doesn't bother me any you get offended turn the channel. I don't care, but It doesn't bother me so the thing is if if what I say offends You don't like me talking politics as a Christian. Well, then stop reading the Bible Because the Bible tells us certain political actions We are not to support people who kill babies in abortion We're not to support socialism either people think oh, did you just talk socialism?

No he did not the Bible actually teaches, but believe it or not owning property and the right of self-defense and the The the issue of jury the issue of representation it actually teaches us And I have an article on it on the website that actually shows biblical citations where these things are taught in Scripture and it definitely teaches the idea of closed borders, and it teaches the idea of our language and the whole thing and so The left what it does is it promotes Abortion killing of the babies it does and Promosexuality wokeness socialism they do the things that you want to do if you want to destroy a country So I that's why in my opinion at least I'm still able to say this I think the Democratic Party is a Could be classified as a terrorist organization even though what they're doing is trying to classify Christians white anglo-saxon male Protestants as terrorists, and there's movements in the United States There's movements you guys don't know about this. There's laws that are trying to get pushed through and little things on an extra packages of law Bills that are they're trying to say you know you can't have hate speech You can't have certain things and if you you're guilty of it You can be things can be confiscated from you your rights can be removed And it's gradually moving towards the issue of persecution of Christians, and we know that Canada is already doing this a lot more than we are Anyway, I'm just I'm just that talking okay, so the movie Civil War is it worth saying I think it is. I think it is worth saying. I think it's sobering I think it's worth watching and being educated just like I think it's worth watching Stuff on World War two and the Holocaust. I think it's worth watching what the History of the Communist Party in Russia, and how many you know a hundred million people that they killed I think it's worth watching stuff like that.

I think it's worth being informed instead of just being nose-deep in your phone with texting and Then promoting your personal life all over social media. This is just another way to keep people Uneducated and ill-informed so that when the Democratic leftist party cancels your school loan debt Then you'll vote for them, so they're opening the borders up for the the Socialists come in from all over the country all over the world to come in and then give them right to vote and then They'll vote Socialists, they'll vote Democrats. This means that our country is is being doomed so the left doesn't play fair and That's just how they are By the way, I'm not a Democrat. I'm not a Republican okay I'm a constitutionalist and that's another thing that bothers me is I watch these news I think even the Conservatives. They talk about our democracy. We do not live in a democracy We're in a constitutional republic.

I wish they would stop saying this just stop saying democracy We are not in a democracy we are in a constitutional republic what that means is that constitution is a document that sets the basic rules and limits and abilities of the government and A republic means that we have representatives who we send into political offices in order to represent us and pass laws for the better interest of the population and In the Republic there's a Bill of Rights which means we have certain limitations on the government But what the government is trying to do and a leftist moron pieces of crud are trying to do is take away our rights Little by little little by little because they want control why because in their arrogance they think they know better than anybody else They're anti-christ. Hey, how about that for being offensive on a nice Monday? You want to give me a call eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six. Be right back It's Matt Slick live taking your calls at eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six. Here's Matt Slick Alright everybody welcome back to the show if you want to give me a call all you have to do is dial eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six Yeah, I know that a lot of times people say on radio Christian radio don't talk politics That's not the biblical position. We are to talk politics We are even from the pulpit pastors should be saying things and they should be addressing That kind of stuff from the pulpit. I know that a lot of Christians would disagree Okay, well, I can all I can tell you is that the Bible says that God works all things after the counsel of his will And Jesus is Lord of everything not just church.

He's a Lord of our world He's the king and we are to bring all things into submission to the Lord Jesus Christ. This is why Christians should be Studying Christian theology. They should be studying the necessity of the Trinity as a necessary precondition for all intelligibility They should be studying Christian history, they should be studying political stuff from the scriptures and they should be studying how to evangelize and how to get everything that we need Pushed out into the culture and get culture to change. That's what you need should be doing That's where it all they're gonna do as Christians But too many Christians in my opinion are serving the blonde hair blue-eyed Caucasian surfer Jesus dressed in a woman's nightgown waiting for the pre-tribulation rapture so that you can just be taken up every day would be nicey-wicey and Good for you, and the the heretical teaching that God wants you healthy wealthy prosperous And you know all this stuff is just ear-tickling false teaching that's going on in the Protestant movement right now And it's really bad and I have discovered over the years of teaching theology to all kinds of Christians Is that they are woefully lacking in biblical theology understanding the Word of God?

Understanding who the Trinity is who Jesus is who the Holy Spirit is what salvation is what justification is sanctification and other things? I think it's probably because they're being taught hammock theology I call it hammock theology just sit in a hammock and you'll be comforted and sway back and forth while you're being nursed And so I don't think this is a proper thing for Christians to do I think we are to be considered as warriors Now in two weeks, I'm supposed to be speaking at a conference, and I'll be talking about this very kind of a thing and I'll be mentioning how we are to Work hard for the kingdom of God and we are to put our effort and our energies Ultimately for the expansion of the kingdom of God the promotion of the Christian gospel We should be risked resisting evil the evil of Islam the evil of leftism of atheism the evil of socialism Communism we should be resisting those things. It doesn't mean we do with violence.

It means that we we resist them We vote we petition we make phone calls. We make due to emails We go out and protest and we need to be doing this kind of a thing and if we Christians just sit around and say well Jesus wouldn't harm anybody. He wouldn't ever say carry a weapon when he did in Luke 22 36 Jesus actually instructed the disciples to do that when he sent him out into the world and No, no, no, God is a respecter of persons.

He he will not respect. I mean he will not overwrite your free Will because your free will is so sovereign that God's a gentleman and just up to you and it's up to them So I'm just gonna worry about me going to church paying a 10% tithe Occasionally doing what I got to do and listen to sermons that make me feel good. So This is something I think is a weakness within the Christian Church right now And I know that there's a lot of people out there who want to be a part of this And I know that a lot of Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox might take what I just said and try and use it against Protestantism But I've already been saying Protestantism is going bad There's a lot all kinds of heresies inside of it now Eastern Orthodoxy Roman Catholicism are apostate. They are false religious systems They are they teach false doctrines and they're not a Christian Church.

Either one of them is Christian They Christian an outside appearance, but are not Christian in their substance. They teach false gospel And promote idolatry and the Protestant Church is moving more towards an idolatrous Christian humanist philosophy that is being promoted from pulpits across America I'm not saying every pastors doing that a lot of good pastors out there, you know I I know some good pastors around here and and there are a lot of good ones It's just that there's not enough good ones. We need more good ones and we need to have more evangelism more Bible studies We need to be promoting the gospel, you know, and um, I like for example here here So here's like this is a little something see We barely have enough money to keep this radio show going barely Now Christians out there. Why aren't you or are you okay supporting this radio show $5 a month $10 a month We do get occasionally a nice check from people and I call them and I say thank you very much Because it really is. Thank you very much but what we need is to be able to have more money to get in more stations and it's just a uphill fight all the time and a lot of Ministries are having problems like this because the Christians are more concerned with their cable bill than the promotion of the gospel and so this kind of thing it is as a problem and We need to realize that everything that God has given us has not been given us for our comfort and for our glory but ultimately for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and it says in Isaiah 43 7 that God made us for his glory and So we are to use what we have as gifts For the Lord Jesus Christ for the glory of the Lord Jesus that's what we're supposed to be doing and you know the parable of the one who's received many talents and when Jesus was talking about this and One guy buried his talents in the dirt, you know and he got in trouble for that because in the parable that that that Jesus told I forgot where that is, but Let's see if we find it really quickly.

I'm at 25. Yes, and so maybe I'll go through that little bit So here we go. Look at check this out. This is Matthew 25 14 for it is just like a man about to go on a journey who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them and And He said to one he gave five talents to another two to another one one each one according to his own ability and went on His journey, so this relates to what we are as Christians. God gives us very talents now. This is a convenient Play on words talent is actually the Greek word Therefore a form of money and it's talented in Greek and well, it's it represents our abilities our talents Which was really kind of cool It's just you know, a nice convenience of word meaning to when he gave five talents another two another one one So some have more giftings in the Christian Church another Immediately the one who had received the five talents went out and traded with them and gained five more in the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more but He who received the one talent went away dug a hole in the ground and hid his masters money In other words, he didn't do anything with it. No, you got talents you have gifts You're not doing anything with them Now if you don't know what your talents and your gifts are that's another issue and if you're new Christian, okay We get it But I could talk about how to discover what your game talents are because it's not that hard and he goes on in Matthew 25 17 in the same manner the one who would receive the two talents gained two more etc. And then I read that and then So after a long time the master of those slaves came Settled accounts with them the one who'd received the five talents came up and brought five more talents saying master You entrusted five talents to me seeing I have gained five more talents His master said him well done good and faithful servant You were faithful in a few things and I'll put you in charge of many things entered in the joy of your master Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said master You entrusted two talents to me. See I've gained two more talents his master said him Well done good and faithful servant. You are faithful with a few things I'll put you in charge of many things enter into the joy of your master and The one also had received the one talent came up and said master I knew you to be a hard man reaping where you did not so and gathering where you scattered no seed And I was afraid went away and hid your talent in the ground. See you have what is yours now after the break We'll get back to this and this is what Jesus is talking about in 1925. These are his words So, please stay tuned to write back after these messages You It's Matt slick live taking your calls at eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six.

Here's Matt slick All right, buddy. Welcome back to the show now after I'm done going through this parable of Matthew 25 Of 14 through 30, I believe it is about the talents. Yes, I'll then talk about how to discover what your abilities Are what your giftings are?

Okay. It's not it's really easy actually but um So I'll just continue the man sir to ask He's that the guy with one talent or two talents and buried it one talented he said You wicked slave You knew that I reap where I did not sow and gathered where I scattered no seed then you ought to have put my money In the bank and on my rival. I would have received my money back with interest Therefore take away the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten talents now listen to this For to everyone who has more shall be given and he will have an abundance But from the one who does not have even what he does not have shall be taken away Throw out the worthless slave into outer darkness in that place to be weeping and gnashing of teeth This is interesting because this is eschatological. It's judgment now You see the thing is here What he is condemning is doing nothing with what was given him If you're a true Christian Then what is in you is a Lord Jesus Christ and the fruit of the Spirit will be in you Matt John Galatians 5 22 Sorry, and so you'll be able to do things But you got to think about this if you claim to be a Christian And you don't use any of your giftings for the furthering of the kingdom for a preaching and teaching of tithing of attending church of You know helping your neighbor trying to promote Christ whatever it might be there's thousands of different ways And you really don't care and you're not all that concerned. Maybe you're a worthless slave. You're worthless as Servant if you claim to be a Christian and it's not in your heart To bring glory to the Lord and work to some degree for his kingdom and to raise your children Your your family members to promote the the truth of who Christ is to some degree not every single second We you know come on, but this whole idea if that's not in you and you're probably a false convert and you probably have no idea what the true saving work of God is and You'll be a worthless servant, and you'll be cast out in that day of judgment now This is not a popular thing to say But it's something that needs to be said because what what needs to happen is the Christian Church needs to be pruned In order to bear more fruit because I believe that the Christian Church is particularly the Protestant is of getting more and more full of people who are mamby-pamby hammock Sitters, and they just want to be comforted. I mean I'm really offending people. I know I am Why do I not care?

I don't know maybe it's my Asperger's bells continue. There's a thing I Believe that if you are a true believer the Holy Spirit lives in you then something in you has changed And you're going to want to some degree some way Elevate the Lord Jesus Christ you're gonna want to further his kingdom some way somehow Doesn't mean radio doesn't mean writing eight books it might just mean talking to your neighbor But it'll mean something and if you don't have that in you, and you think you're a Christian you probably are not Because this is what Jesus is saying In this parable Matthew 25 14 through 30 and their talents. He says he didn't do anything with what it was given him He's worthless. He's cast into outer darkness That's a sign of not being regenerate not being changed in you You're gonna ask yourself does that fit you if it does? If I were you I'd be a real afraid better Hope your heart doesn't stop beating before you've truly trusted in Christ Because eternity is a long time to be wrong.

This is what it is. Don't be lukewarm You don't be hot or cold Fall follow the Lord Jesus Christ decide let me give you some advice This is tough advice. It's not easy I Suggest that if you're a real Christian I'm sure maybe a lot of you already done this just you know you already done that man.

Okay. Good praise God Ask God to use you Ask him to change you ask him to increase The movement of his spirit within you ask him to change you To send you mold you it won't be easy But he'll take you up on it, and he will often do this by showing yourself to yourself And you might not like what you see, but this is what you should be doing Asking him to use the gifts. He's already given you Which reminds me? How do you find out what your giftings are well? It's not that hard what you do is Is Get on your knees And you ask God to reveal those gifts that he's given to you first thing you pray and you ask him Lord What have you given me?

What am I to do with whatever it is? And you ask forgiveness if you've been a Christian for years, and you don't know your giftings Well you better ask forgiveness for your ignorance and your willful laziness And not serving their Lord And you ask him Lord please cleanse me. I've been lazy. I've been weak. I've been occupied and I just need to come to you and lay that before you and ask for your cleansing and Send me, but reveal to me what my gifts are reveal that to me.

That's first step, okay? Then what you do is you continue to pray and you read the word? You pray on a regular basis you read the word on a regular basis because the word and prayer will be united with the work of the Spirit in your heart and What often happens is sometimes in that situation God then moves you to go do something? And just because he moves you or you think you're moved to do something doesn't necessarily mean it's really of God, but it might be I'm reminded once of a of a guy who told me that at a local church. He wanted to do a fundraising not a fundraising a going to a Grocery stores and getting older food that was a little expired But still good and give food away to the homeless And he had a place at the church, and he would do this and he started doing this it was a big success He felt this need to do it And then what happened was it started going bad that the homeless are gathering doing bad things to the church Physically harming stuff it would became dangerous because that crowd Gathered and after a while they had to shut it down, and he considered it a failure You see I don't consider that a failure I consider that to be a success and the enemy got in and tried to destroy and Corrupt we see he had this inkling to do something an inkling and he gave it a shot Whether it worked perfectly or not perfectly isn't the issue, but he moved forward in faith And we know that people were helped when you go forward to move to try to speak to teach to do a Bible study to Pray for somebody silently to intercede to do whatever it might be to be honest as a mechanic to be a good servant at a restaurant to be whatever it is a good mom raising children and You're asking God to use you in those capacities This is where you're primarily called and equipped But if you want to know more you have to take risks You take risks you try things and it's okay to find out that well. I'm not called to do that. That's okay That's that's fine because God wants us to move by faith not by sight have the cook to for You see we live by by faith. We trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus who has already equipped us Oh, he hasn't whispered in your ear. I've given you the ability to whatever it is No You got to go out in the world and find it You got to go out in the world and see what you're good at and maybe you're super intimidated by that idea Well, it's okay that maybe you're not gifted to do anything externally.

Maybe it has to be internally by prayer and fasting or Just taking a list of people that you arrange others to help with it. It could be anything Anything sometimes people are good at administrative work. My wife is good at that kind of stuff. I Hate it.

I love public speaking. She hates it. We have different giftings I mean we're together in these things she does the stuff I think is just torture you mean enter data into Excel spreadsheets and do numbers over there Which I like Excel, but just doing this endlessly. Oh Oh not my thing So you see I'm not gifted to do something like that because it's not something that I respond to nothing It's not in my heart that Resonates and that's one of the ways of finding out your giftings.

Is it something that kind of resonates with you? Sometimes you may not be sure but just take a chance and if you fail at it, that's okay. It's fine.

It's fine That means okay that it wasn't what I thought. Let me try this Let me try that but in the process the Lord's shaping you the Lord's using you And like I said, it doesn't have to be some great external thing, you know teaching at a seminary. No, no No it could be just you are doing a good job at whatever profession you are or raising your children and Taking care of what you are given have been given by God to take care of supporting people Maybe it could be a little as writing little $5 $10 checks the different ministries and you send them out And you're just you're hoping it's not a whole bunch But it's something because a whole bunch of little some things can be a big great accomplishment And if you're listening to the Holy Spirit, and he's calling others do the same thing You don't have to know that you don't live by sight to live by faith and you answer to God And you move so you ask God to reveal to you what giftings you've been given and then you stretch yourself by trying to use them and Sometimes you find out that I thought it was a gift, but it's not I thought it was a calling but it's not That's okay. But a lot of times what happens is you start realizing Oh, this is good and you praise God for what he's given you to do for his glory. All right Hey, there's a break kind of convenient If you want to give me a call, we have nobody waiting eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six We'll be right back after these messages It's Matt slick live taking your calls at eight seven seven two zero seven two two seven six, here's Matt slick All right, I'm gonna welcome back to the show Welcome to get offended Monday.

So Get tweaked You know what? Nobody's calling right now. So I think I'm gonna do is continue talking Out of the this things that Jesus was saying because after this parable in Matthew 25 14 through 30 on the talents and people who weren't using what they're gifted by God to do The next thing he talks about is something very interesting That's what he says But when the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels with him and then he will sit on his glorious throne all the nations will be gathered before him and he will separate from one another as The Shepherd separates the sheep from the goats and he'll put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left incidentally Right on the right side is a side of salvation and left as a side of damnation and if you check at the beginning of the ministry when the disciples were in the in the lake and And they were Galilee and they were fishing Jesus has cast your net on the right side then they caught fish at the beginning in the end of the the Ministry but anyway to just there you go Then the king will say to those on the right come Who you who are blessed of my father inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world who interesting? Before I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty. You gave me something to drink I was a stranger and you invited me in these are the sheep. They're not the goats goats are unbelievers The sheep are the believers, okay And he's re you're saying he's saying you're being rewarded for your goodness for using your talents, okay Says I was thirsty you gave me something to drink I was a stranger and you invited me in naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me I was in prison and you came to me and the righteous will answer Lord When did we see you hungry and feed you?

Thirsty and give you something to drink And when did we see you a stranger and invite you in or naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and come to you the king will answer and say to them? Truly I say to you to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine Even to the least of them you did it to me you see the talents the gifts what we're called to do as sheep is to minister to people to help further the kingdom You know tithing clothing whatever Helping okay is doing it to the Lord Jesus. This is important Then you will say to those on his left Depart from me accursed ones into the eternal fire Which has been prepared for the devil and his angels for I was hungry.

You gave me nothing to eat I was thirsty you gave me nothing to drink. I was a stranger You did not invite me in naked and you did not clothe me sick and in prison and you did not visit me Then they themselves will also answer Lord When did we see you hungry or thirsty or stranger or naked or sick or in prison? It's not to care of you Then he will say to them truly I say to you to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least Of these you did not do it to me. These will go away into eternal punishment, but they're righteous into eternal life You don't become righteous by What you do? You don't become righteous. You don't become a sheep by your actions.

The sheep are the ones called by Christ They're the ones regenerate. They're the ones given the truth They're the ones who seek to honor the Lord and you can do it in different ways You can do it in a host of ways clothing people helping the sick visiting going to prison helping people tithing Praying for people giving people something to drink and a stranger to what he's talking about here in the context Is it the way that they would do it back then? You just have to adapt these What would the Lord have you do now?

What would he have you do now? you know, what if if you know you're in the neighborhood for example, and you see a Neighbor who the yards getting really bad and you're what's going on? Oh, maybe you know and they find out that they're sick or has a in hospital or something. You can mow the lawn for them These little things that's a way of using your talent using our ability because your talents aren't just like intellectual abilities But it could be that you can mow a lawn if physical abilities You can bring a meal to someone who just had a baby You know, there's so many things in so many different ways That people can help other people and doing it for the Lord Do the Lord, you know you you just gave me these things that this ability to do this and what I can do right now May not be much. I'm gonna go mow that lawn for that person I'm gonna make that meal for that person bring it over, you know and help out and and just stuff like that It just reminds me and he'll probably get a kick out of this and um Okay, bill. I know you're listening that you'll be listening to this recorded later and Bill is a good example of someone who?

Needs help a mental help boy. There's a lot of that Mm-hmm, but yeah, he knows I love him when I insult him. In fact, he comes over for the studies every now And then I say to him I just I if I insult you it means I like you he says yeah And I said if I don't insult you that's an insult and he chuckled So I know he listens to me a day or two later in the podcast.

So I'm just waving. Hey bill so, um anyway Tease him, but you know, we help people right we help people give him a ride, you know Go sit with him in a hospital I remember once that when we had foreign exchange students here at the house and we were in that kind of realm for a while There was a guy I got word of a foreign exchange student who I didn't know and it wasn't in our particular group of Foreign exchange student friends and stuff and she had to have an operation while she was here. She's from another country and she's just sitting in the hospital and that the main lady Who's in charge of all of it was sitting with her a lot and I said, let me go over I'll go over it and I'll sit with her and She didn't know who I was and I still remember walking into the hospital room and I said hi She's looking at me like who was this guy and I said you don't know me. I said we have foreign exchange students I know that you're one I heard that you're just stuck here and I just came in to say hi I just didn't talk to you see how you're doing and she lit up She just loved it and we sat and talked for like an hour Said where you're from, you know, and she was so appreciative And I said, hey, how about if I come back in a couple of days and she says I'd love that and then she got out before I got back there, but You know little things like that, you know, just little things that are helpful and it's okay to do that I remember once a woman was on her deathbed and I found out about it went to the hospital and and Just walked in like that. She's a Christian woman and I said hi someone told me you were here that you've been by yourself a lot and My heart aches for you, and I just thought I'd come in and just say hi and my name's Matt And she said thank you so much You know and we just talked and then right when it's time for me to leave a bunch of her friends came in It was perfect timing You know, you could do so many things for people and it's serving Christ by helping others even when it's a little inconvenient Hey, you know what?

I'm just kind of blabbing. Let's get to Stacia. Oh, hey Stacia from Washington. How are you doing? I'm not having a great day, but I'm okay. I Know I know you are and I know you're in a lot of pain all the time. How's that going with you?

New pain med is probably the best I've had actually It's fentanyl but Delivery system is different and you know, blah blah blah. So it's working actually really really well but I had a really long weekend a really long week first week of back at school and then school stuff for two days and so I'm Not doing well today because of that But knew it was coming. So, you know least I know it comes hoping it wasn't going to and it's not as bad as it has been before but So not my greatest day Um, thank you for asking by the way. Um But I wanted to tell you that in one of my classes today We had coincidentally a conversation about women pastors Okay, and because of what you taught us in class.

I was able to nicely Sometimes I'm hurting I'm not very I can be a little short and But I nicely Just laid it out. It was just like well, this is what it says This is why you can't have women pastors and and it finally just came down to The people liked the women that they knew that were pastors and so they were in favor of women pastors It wasn't anything biblical. It was totally because they knew someone and they liked them And but I just wanted to thank you for the information To and empowering me to talk to them because I'm not comfortable doing that You did a good job and I know used to live here in Idaho and used to come to our Bible studies regularly for a long time and You've had some issues and we helped out a few times.

Yeah Uh-huh, so we go back. Oh, yes you have but and thank you I'm glad that you greatly appreciated well by God's grace, but I'm glad that you were able to Confront them and they've rejected God's Word For feelings. Yeah For feelings. Yeah, which I think that too Sometimes when I'm hurting it's not the best time to talk but maybe it's you know, maybe that's the best time to talk you Know if you could tell me what church it was what I do sometimes as I email them I email churches when they have women pastors and I'll attach the information in an email Why do you do this when the scriptures forbid it? And I said, it's not my opinion. This is what it says right here. What's that? Yeah Almost every church out here has women pastors It's really hard to find one I'd like to do a circuit why women are not to be pastors and elders and men get off your lazy rears and start acting like Christian godly men and stand up for truth and righteousness and stop kowtowing to the left and to Feelings and all that kind of stuff Yeah, well, you know women want to be in control of everything cuz men aren't doing it.

Someone's got to do it Yeah Yeah, well, you know what I say men are better than women at most everything including being lazy It's true with a with the best Best serial killers are the best chefs and pilots and the best at being lazy I mean, it's just we're extremes, you know, that's right I If you want to met, you know, so I say you don't want to mess something up You just need two things people in time and women certainly have their problems that that's for sure But man, come on guys get it together. Sorry. I can like Christian man I just cuz yeah, I was at a conference once and I really read the right act to the to the man there I really did years ago. I thought they're gonna kick me out of there and they were appreciative I really call them Like sometimes people need it they need to hear it they need to think about it and and you know and not Think about how they feel about it, but what is written?

What's biblical not? Now how we feel if we went by how we feel we all be in trouble I just but I wanted to thank you for your class and what you've taught and And I did actually learn I have learned I've missed it by the way, but Sometimes I know you might feel like we're not actually learning anything but it was sort of like oh my gosh Thank you for Matt. Oh that came from that that came from magic Well, I mean came from God, but it was like I learned that from that. I learned that from that I learned that from that I learned that from that Praise God hey, there's the music station. Sorry, but hope to see you back in the area sometime You know, but we got to go hope to be back. Okay? Okay, stay should come plus. All right Bless station. I used to live in the area and moved to Washington Hey, I hope you enjoyed the show Maybe didn't that's okay, too by God's grace. We'll talk to you tomorrow to see that another program powered by the truth network
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