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The welcome mat is why founder and president of apologetics and research found online that car Iowa to mirror the first caller of the year will show you here. You might call happy new year. I am calling as a former cricketer. I believe the doctrine of total depravity of man, but I am wondering of her you for anything this way before and most pastors and Christians.
I talked with about doctrine say that it is impossible for man to keep God's law that we are unable to do it and I think certainly the sense that it but I wonder. I wonder if it more helpful to inflated that we refuse to keep God's law, or that we don't keep it. When thinking about the laws of the Old Testament or the or the command of the new and and none of them are physically impossible for us to keep work that what I wouldn't what what I'm concerned about is that we project this idea that that God's laws are too difficult for man to keep and therefore they might be unfair for him to judge against that standard might be better to say that you think you could law rather than were unable to do so. What what do you think of what we have to define things. First, define what it means to keep the law always tell people. First things first, define your terms and we don't total depravity and some do, that would define for what people those who don't know, total depravity is the teaching that sin has touched all of what we are parts emotions our bodies everything is touched by sin and were not as sinful as we can be ready to be even more sinful to what is touched by sin and the effect of that touch of sin is enslavement to sin for the unbeliever to give all the verses and things like that and that for knowingly for the result of this is that you will not of their own free will come to Christ because of free will is enslaved to sin, it will do sinful things alright so I still depravity is now was it me to keep the law.
Well in one sense we can keep the law in another sense, we cannot in one sense I can keep the law by not coveting and I don't cut however I went to a store yesterday.
This is for real. Now I'm a tech gadget guy and I use my phone a great deal. I do Facebook with seductive discord on will be continue to do Twitter even more. I do emails.
I'm constantly using it as a tool not as this is a look at my stupid pictures, no that's what I do and I saw the phone yesterday and it folds open to Samsung foldable and boy do I wanted $2000 I can afford that and I could justify don't like I'm cutting now. In one sense it's happening is I'm keeping the law okay I like it but I'm not worried about it another sense, boy, would I like that.
What is it mean to keep the law does it mean to keep the lawn. The human standard or does it need to keep the law on God's standard. If it means God standard.
Nobody can keep the law because the level of law keeping is perfection. When you have a Deuteronomy 27, 26 Paul references in Galatians 310 and the standard of of lucky thing is perfection in that sense nobody can keep the law because it means after perfection. For example, love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
I could ask you do you do that yet. You have to be will know and I talked to Catholic school sample. Alaska is a say they can keep the law, and is a due do it perfectly missing. Yes, the arrogance is incredible.
Nobody on the other hand, on a human level, yet we do know we love the Lord your God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. You know is a room for improvement will yes will if there's room for improvement. There were not good with all her heart to you. See, this is the issue and what level what's sense so total traveling reform context is correct, biblical, and those who hold to it are also correct when they say nobody can keep that law because Twitter talk about is perfection. That's what they should be safe. We can't keep the law perfectly to what you would normally say you should take. That's correct, but they could also say that we do. Okay, try to keep it know we are not lying and stealing all that's good. So in that sense you were keeping it, but even then not perfectly cc that's where the issue comes accent helpful answer and I think you're right on anything we need to define what we mean. I regret not doing anything like I'm going nobody but if it unfair for God to judge a standard we can't keep and that was that was part of the context for the question but I do agree that we are totally depraved and we are unable to keep the law or not. Because the law is so stringent and difficult, but because the dark desire for help elevation will address. With that said that this is a common complaint and it the answer lies in the difference between humanism and Christianity in humanism.
Man is the standard in humanism description of the Christian church quite a bit when humanism, God will not require of us anything we can't do.
That's humanistic philosophy it's in the church so therefore we have to have free will completely autonomous free will really choose and Jesus with humanist philosophy.
God says in first Peter 116 be holy, for I am hungry we can't be holy, only God is holding what he commands it of us. But why does he do that he commands it, because he's the standard of righteousness, not us.
Humanism says we are the standard Christianity says God is the standard. So yes, God will hold to a standard we can't keep because the standard is perfection because it's based in his character, not ours. And that's where the answer lies. Yet in Christianity God also gives us what we can't do it gives us righteousness.
We can be righteous, God wants to be righteous, but he gives us the righteousness that comes from my faith that come from God.
39. We cannot be justified before the law because we can keep the law perfectly even James 210.
If you stumble in one point you're guilty of all is we can't keep that law it. Christ kept it first Peter 222 and then we receive his righteousness.
Flick 39 are declared righteous by faith. Romans 51 so God provides for us what we cannot do with the standard is his character, not man's at the difference between atheistic philosophy and Christian philosophy humanism in Christianity. Okay, that helpful.
Thank you for that. It's Scott I Jim Douglas, like, alright, let's get real about that, let's get to wait from West Virginia weight welcome to show you're on here that young and by that I mean I've only been regenerated years ago and I've got more involved in group media. I've noted that trend Bible bladder infiltrated many group and my question is, will you give me a break.
And by the health unit dissing you to write an article on going to some little do is say the four corners of the earth talks about that, but there are other places that talk about the circle of the earth, and some will say that this is circle and flat, and some will say this is clearly a rectangle or square and flat and what happens is, those who hold the flat earth and look at Scripture to justify it will choose to pick one or the other widely choose to pick one of the other. The four corners or the circle of wills because they can do this inconsistently you cannot have both be true. The circle of the earth, along with corners of the earth. You can't have both be true.
So what happens is people in the flat earth area what they're doing is misusing Scripture and taking things literally that were never meant to be literal and then enter saying that supposed to be flat well one of the things I'll do is I'll ask them what's under the flat earth is it for elephants standing on a Turk tortoise shell that used to be one of the cosmological I forgot I can do is might think that I could be wrong. Cosmological understandings of why the earth is what it is and what would be able to to stand a course to can answer what's on top of that was on top of that. With that, etc. so the flat Earth's have a problem there. Furthermore, another issue that is really problematic is is that while GPU is really getting difficult monitors, shut off interesting nothingness. So anyway, another issue is that when we see rockets take off cameras from the rockets and cameras from astronauts going out in Apollo space shuttles.
We have satellite photos know what they're going to say is these are all doctored and it's a conspiracy. Now here's the thing.
If you and I for example wanted to make up the conspiracy. It was just between you and I to verify you saw something I saw something women really didn't and nobody else is involved will then we can keep the conspiracy going with you.
The problem, but if we get 10 people that we say saw the same thing. We have 1210 people now. Now it becomes a little more difficult because what if one of them says no I never see that what you do when the whole world countries involved that after the break voted right back Wayne are you still there alright so the issue of conspiracy is something really seriously think about in order for the.
The oblate spheroid. The oblate spheroid is a sphere rotating in the equator because of momentum and centripetal force. It bulges at the center. So the earth is in oblate spheroid. So in order for the sphere. The whole conspiracy theory would have to maintain that NASA is involved with the military the United States is involved with the various scientists are involved with the plus scientist and others in different countries all around the world.
Plus people on the Internet and the government has to control the Internet to make sure that the real pictures don't get out etc. etc. and this becomes extremely problematic. How do you then maintain such a fast conspiracy among so many thousands upon thousands and thousands of people in the flat or Thursday to answer that question and I can't help you a lot. Yeah I are.org a lot about the article on that with with the biblical reference that would be great. You have to just think it's as problem in increasing group is with things I think is interesting to read to something and maybe it means something. Maybe it doesn't. But it's in first Thessalonians 4 and verse 16 is that I will read the whole thing with talks about the rapture the Lord will descend, and those who live eventually cut the gutter in the chapter written fortunate but it says now as to the time Padilla ethics brethren have no need of anything to be written to you and I talked about, but he was just talking about since in the rapture return of Christ for you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night foot says there and not that's first Thessalonians 52 that the day the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
Well, when you go to city Peter 310, with the day of the Lord to come like a thief not a thief in the night, but a thief in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and illness we destroyed the intense heat. Now is only one day of the Lord. Both come like a thief that wanted night and once a day. Apparently that would make sense if the earth were brown dog announced at that. So I must think is proof but is like your God's word is really something, and I think this clues all over the place about all kinds of things and I just think that that's one of the extent very much okay I'll try article alright. God bless. Well that was laid.
Let's get over to Steve Tony's not there. We have three open lines 520 McCall 877-207-2276 get to St. from California and welcome to show your on your right. Thank you. In their program journal from via my wanted off but actually change it and thought about that are very familiar your thoughts in your opinion on bladder better. Actually opening the door and not getting using the same reasoning and logic at eight it you can give me to you that expound on. I think you and watch a lot of debate on channels and there's some people that come on the title the better and argumentation that the earth is not around. We can see anything wrong, but when people like you and me present on pictures of the or a they reject the evidence anything I want it now.
However, if you knew the exact same thing in regards to the resurrection. The Bible, we give them evidence, the resurrection through a historical account like Keith is a candidate they reject.
We do presented in an anything I will believe and it is something out.
I want to hear your thoughts on on does not enter dockable in Christ and in a bad way. Opening the door for act can hinder the presentation of the gospel because most people rightfully understand that the earth is round and sphere, and so if people want to have credibility before them to some degree.
Not that we want to see that credibility is what makes the gospel true, but we don't want to put unnecessary stumbling blocks forward and so flat Earth-ism can certainly appreciate the stumbling block for many people as you know, I talked to a lot of people on a regular basis.
I'm in contact with unbelievers and believers of the recurring types and so every now and then the flat earth thing will come up with an atheist and the last what I think about it now. Right away, say they just do not looking at the facts and misinterpreting Scripture. They don't represent true Christianity. In that respect and try to dismiss it quickly so that I can go on and preach the gospel trying to get to that place you right in the area is a problem to do an article RMS what your question of the Trinity, though the one the stuff one of my question with the the accurate data each one. It is mandatory of eight are they not all about the danger that the mission I willfully teaching that, in rejecting with the clear Bible that salvation yes it does. Because ultimately there denying the true revelation of God as a Trinitarian as of the preaching false gods along with the preaching of the false God of preaching a false gospel because one is Pentecostal to suggest a baptized and in these words in the name of Jesus say that's how you have to be baptized if you baptized in the father-son Holy Spirit false baptism.
They also say that baptism is necessary for salvation, and so they're doing is adding a ceremony to salvation, along with a formula of words you have so is very dangerous. It's a non-Christian cult.
Plus, there's the issue of the incarnation speaking Jesus have to be God in flesh in order to offer as soon sacrifice sufficient for the divine board as well as on our behalf people so Jesus had to nature's God and man in oneness. You don't have a Trinitarian being what you have is a monolithic being modernistic MON but monistic and there's problems with logical problems with that as well. But getting to. Here's the issue of the incarnation. How then do you have a true incarnation of the person of God in Christ. And so you don't have that because when Jesus was in the garden is not my will but your will be done. 2242 they had to say.
Think of himself as I arrived, they voted right back after the messages Robert Gilmore here in the Truth Network podcast of help make my company is now Michael and Ellen by the way I meant is a great guy, inventor and CEO back to our listeners for the first time you can get the discount on all my product you go to my pillow.com right now, and click on the new radio listeners who never thought that my dream job would be selling my fellows are sleeping so much more. For example, the body pillows regularly 8999. The truth is only 2999 60 day money back guarantee and at €10.40. I pillow.com and click on the new radio listeners special discounts on all my fellow products, including the body for 2999 truth 942-9613 Kim from Laurel Hall arrived, you acted John 913 they make no, I couldn't quite follow you. Your leg muscles and only left anything you did okay on axis CXI yet is God talking the Lord Yahweh.
Yes, that one mental dumb mute death saying blindness as what he says this is a mix of new tour death for seeing, or blind as dumb, but I think the word in the King James is referring to is mute okay which at six 411. This is why we said user more accurate translation that can give us great, but it just helps to guess what it is a season were dumb when it really is mute is a mean dome is in your stupid a lot of people who couldn't talk were considered to be mentally deficient, called dumb. Okay okay so will we go John. John 922 John 911 when God will not you added a single word is extremely important to only can God only be glorified if that doesn't say that all good and can't be glorified in them in a person's blindness.
Yes, it only goes I'm having trouble and wait wait wait wait. Having her understanding you because the connection or something isn't quite very good to speak slowly and loudly. Okay when you make of God could be good okay that may say that doesn't imply either thing just says that he was blind from birth, and it wasn't anybody's fault that that's it.
And so he was allowed to be blind so that God might display the work of God would be displayed in him.
That's what it says is a thing about only this or can only be that under certain different conditions.
It only says what it says okay okay so again it is not like men that he would not know now you says, but he was.
It was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
That's why he was born blind, so that God's work could be displayed in him that would assess is why, what, what would that be the work of healing don't lose weight, make stop. Don't think so.
He couldn't glorify, don't say he could not be glorified. Don't don't have that into the text of the try make it fit that issue. There's nothing in there about coder could not be just says that he was born blind, so that the work of God might be displayed in him there is no issue there.
And logic that requires Twitter could not to do that is to read too much into it to imply too much into it.
Just read what it says okay are you there okay so I get from reading about not the reason why God got one night I will say they don't believe it says that he is glorified in John 924 is the first word glory occurs in that give glory to God.
We know that this man is a sinner and that is said by the time limits by the Jews yeah and so, so the Jews were setting. This nevertheless what the text says is he's born blind, so that the work of God might be displayed in him. The work was done by Christ he healed him. As we know when the text that would assess doesn't say he could.
Christ couldn't do something or had to do something we don't do that don't have anything as we would assess the works of God might be displayed in him. That's why we say will say more with less. We could say yes God was glorified because I said one of the aspects of healing. God is glorified.
Yes, we could also say that the ministry of Christ was further validated, yes, but these are outside conclusions that we know because these are the broader scope of truths that this particular truth fits into the that the make sense to help one of our doesn't say Jesus cause this man to be blind when you say Jesus you're talking about the incarnation that began in this case, about 30 so years earlier. Since Jesus was conceived and was in the womb of Mary Jesus by definition, has two distinct natures. So when you say Jesus cause him to do that now we don't know how long this man had been blind. We don't know if he was older than Jesus or if he was younger than Jesus. So to say Jesus cause that is a logical problem, but we can say is that God at the very least, allowed it, and he may very well have ordained it in a causative sense where he made the man blind because we know from Exodus 411 Yahweh says who Mays makes man's mouth are who make some mute or deaf, or sitting or blind, is it not I the Lord. So this is certainly a possibility, but we don't know which is the case. Okay will goblet okay okay all right let's get on the phones is who's next longest waiting.
That would be Nick from Texas, Nick, Michelle, you're on here. There Nick did. Yes like you on your on the her neck okay.you know what, what would you do not given Like in the Non-Catholic and all, but not tell him about my faith in faith, though I do like every time I hear my mother say I wrote it with great Mary Nolan like fishing work.
They something and the time that they something that causes conflict.
So what is the Scripture will ask what I asked 529 really context when they had brought them listed before the Council, the high priest questioned them this is Peter saying we gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in his name and yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man's blood upon us first. But Peter and the apostles answered, we must obey God rather than man. There's your answer. You obey God rather than men. Roman Catholicism is apostate, and if they grow up and die in Catholicism. They're damned if they believe official Roman Catholic theology so your obligation is to teach them lovingly and patiently with wisdom, but if your wife ex-wife and the situation is mom whatever this says no, sorry to sound gross, to be telling the truth. Just as you want to say only what you want and you don't want the same thing for me that's not fair and it's not acceptable because of problems that Sophia is okay is okay.
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All right, let's get to Carl from Idaho. Michael show your on here and eye-popping friend me on questioning all the time you I had question about the rapture. I heard I do every minute after, and I do not agree with the pre-tribulation rapture.
I don't be out in Scripture. I don't see any, but they have a lot of Christians now need to get out gospel and as it your your somehow lesser than me if you freak anything other than pre-tribulation rapture and you will have an argument like what what would be the best Scripture or the rapture can they never thanked Scripture. They do bounce around all over the fight, but the idea you are you familiar with and they don't like to think possible. Use this which says to me on the field was taken was left right right and not think that if I go back later and either that particular take on the lake and right that's correct. And so when I bring this up with them. Little do is I'll say this really this really messes him okay because they read in the Scriptures themselves, and they see Matthew 24 and 17 which talks about that and then at the end of skimming at the end of Luke 17 the asking where he says with a body as vultures together so you go to Matthew 24's 37 and Luke 20's, 17, 26, I think it is literacy 1726.
I think it is and so you go there and show them in the context of liquid to the winter taken and then go to Matthew 1330 right and you ask him. The rapture occurs. That's the harvest right nosily is the harvest get harvested okay good so it Matthew 1330 is the parable of the wheat and the tares and the enemy sold here among the wheat century term up in verse 30 of Matthew 13 Jesus as I allow both to grow together until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers first gather up the tares to find them on the trans-Alaska say so who's the first one scattered when Jesus comes back that are not what you have seen of that. Their eyes bug out. They stop talking the a look at the Scriptures and I say well I think the verse 40 so it just as a tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be the end of the age. And that gets into the issue of how many ages there are this age and the age to come right right I thought kind about that one out and attain that I bought back eight and eight is now known that I your website you know all I know your wife. I might go to Randy theology, K appreciate that.
Always check racing in Scripture, but so would all ask to do is is a you and I hope pretrip is true. I just don't see it and when I give me the verses four to read in the context just doesn't support it. So that's what I do with their is there any other grant here that we like each being, I know that it is been caught up child together to meet with them. The cloud is that that's the first nestlings for sustenance for 60 read that and through chapter 5, which was no check brick in the Greek and Roman to do just as I fun here and look at other callers. I will read Peter 310, which is really interesting so well this is the word of God says when you interact. First Thessalonians 416 through chapter 5, verse two, for the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel trumpet of God that in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words. Now as to the times and the ethics brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you for you yourselves know full well that the day the Lord will come just like a thief in the night, so that's when the rapture occurs the day the Lord thief in the night right now you go to second Peter 310, with the day of the Lord will come at a thief in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements were destroyed with intense heat in the person's work shall be burned up.
Wait a minute. How is that possible if the day of the Lord come like a thief thief in the night and one is the rapture and the other one is the new heavens and new earth and ask him to explain how that works together and there's another one when they stop talking they look at the word think I figured out more, but for now I okay I all I've got. Think like Matt okay God bless the folks to break here. I want you know I'm not against pretrip rapture, or just given new information. He asked with a supporting that view. I hope pretrip rapture is true if you believe it is praise God. Just don't put your hope in it. Put your hope in Christ because maybe that could be wrong and if it is great if it's not, I hope I'm wrong, but tell our hope is in that I'm not here to destroy the faith just given Scriptures and see what is right back with proven lines 877207 Robbie Gilmore here in the Truth Network podcast of help make my company and now Michael and Ellen by the way, I've met is a great guy, inventor and CEO Michael wants to get back to our listeners for the first time you can get deep discounts on all Microsoft products you go to my pillow.com right now, and click on the new radio listeners who never thought that my dream job would be selling my pillow tired of sleeping on my mattress toppers bedsheets, and so much more. For example, the body pillows regularly 8999 that with the promo code get truth it's only 2999 remember all my dog products 60 day moneyback guarantee of a 10 year warranty go to my pillow.com and click on the new radio listeners specials and get deep discounts on all my pillow products including the body full of 2999 enter promo code get truth or call 800-942-9613 for these great radio special list go to Anthony from Iowa Anthony, welcome to the children here on.
I never married. If you got married and he did have certain requirements under under the law in order to provide for his wife and any children and normally people were married very early. By the end of their teens, and they were required culturally and even biblically, so to speak, to be able to have children and provide so he would go gone and gotten married had you left his wife in order to do it had to do around Israel risking various persecutions which mean they wife and children would've been under persecution as well and it wasn't what he came to do. And besides, he will go through marriage later on the marriage feast. Later in Revelation, okay. Oh, that's right okay so right now and it's not to say getting married is bad or having a wife isn't good. I'm not saying it's just that I wasn't what Christ came to do came to die for our sins and need to be free in order to do that