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How Understanding God Helps You Understand Our Chaotic World

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September 3, 2021 8:00 pm

How Understanding God Helps You Understand Our Chaotic World

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GUEST: STEVEN LAWSON, author, Show Me Your Glory

Psalm 46 starts out this way: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change…”

The earth is changing. A strong delusion has bewitched the leaders and peoples of this world. There are authoritarian, baseless mandates and discrimination (regarding vaccines, masks, lockdowns) over a virus that kills an infinitesimally small percentage of those who contract it.

The greatest superpower in the world spends billions of dollars and thousands of lives over 20 years in Afghanistan, only to pull out before removing its own citizens, securing its own military equipment, as a terrorist organization takes over in a matter of days.

Political leadership is so sinful that “the right” to kill pre-born children is a central plank of the Democratic Party, along with affirming sexual and gender perversity.

The list could go on—bringing in millions of unvetted immigrants as a reliable voting bloc, paying able workers to not work, lying that America runs on white supremacy.

The world feels like its spinning out of control. So what’s a Christian to do? Answer: Focus on the most important thing—God and His perfect and powerful attributes.

Dr. Steven Lawson is our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview. He has been a pastor for 34 years, preaches and teaches around the world, is the president of One Passion Ministries (a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today), and the author of many books, including the one we will discuss, Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God.

For when you understand God and His attributes, you will understand and be at peace within the world He controls.

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How understanding God helps you understand how chaotic world Dr. Steven Lawson joins us today right here on the Christian worldview radio program mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. I'm David Nguyen. The host in our website is the Christian worldview.when you go there, be sure to click on the banner for Samaritan international. This is a community of Christians paying one another's medical bills. Unlike traditional health insurance industry. They would been members for many years and is highly recommend Samaritan's Psalm 46 starts out this way. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change the earth is changing a strong delusion has bewitched the leaders and peoples of this world there are authoritarian baseless mandates and discrimination regarding vaccines and mass lockdowns over a virus that kills an infinitesimally small percentage of those who contracted the greatest superpower in the world spends billions of dollars and thousands of lives over 20 years in Afghanistan only to pull out before removing its own citizens and before securing its own military equipment. As a terrorist organization takes over in just a matter of days. Political leadership is so sinful that the court right to kill pre-born children is a central plank of the Democratic Party along with rejecting God's design for sexuality and gender. The list could go on bringing in millions of unvented immigrants paying able workers to not work lying that America runs on white supremacy.

Yes, the world feels like it's spinning out of control. So what's a Christian to do for here's the answer. Focus on the most important thing which is God and his perfect and powerful attributes when everything is falling apart. There is nowhere else to go but to the Lord for he is the anchor of our souls. Dr. Steven Lawson is our guest today on the program.

He was a pastor for 34 years and now preachers and teachers around the world. He's the president of one, passion ministries, which is a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church and the author of many books including the one were going to discuss today show me your glory. Understanding the majestic splendor of God, it's about the attributes of God and is such a good book that we decided to offer it as our new current featured resource for donation of any amount to the Christian worldview will tell you how you can get the book throughout the program.

Today, for one, you understand God and his attributes. You will understand and be at peace within the world that God controls with get to the first segment of the interview with Dr. Steven Lawson, Steve, thank you for coming back on the Christian worldview today to talk about one of your recent books. Show me your glory which is about the attributes of God were going to get into that in just a little bit today.

In our conversation.

But before we do. I we haven't talked in a while a knife. I thought to be really interesting to get your perspective on some of the things going on in the world and in the church and so let's start out with some really some big news that I'm sure is impacted you in some way this just this week and last few days Los Angeles County has settled its case that it had against Grace Community Church or John MacArthur pastors and you teach the master seminar. You often preach there. They agreed with the state, I believe, to pay Grace Community Church $800,000 in their legal costs.

The state itself had nearly $1 million in their own legal costs. This was over the coded mandates that the shutdowns they were ordering that grace Community Church eventually decided to defy a guess, maybe, is the word or to not follow the county in the state were going after them for dropping their case against Grace Community Church and having to pay their legal fees. What were your thoughts. Steve, all I applaud John MacArthur about that and the elders a great Community Church that they wouldn't power and back down to the city or to the state. We have the right for reassembly of freedom of worship and they tried to to really dictate to the church that the church cannot make and a car overstepped any lawful boundaries in a rate might settled out of court. David is I didn't want to go to court because they would have to supply evidence in a court of law, and they knew they had. They didn't have the evidence to back it that grace Community Church could not make statistically scientifically. They could not prove their case that that that this was a pandemic of episodic proportions. Granted, there is coronavirus, but in proportion to other by other means. There is no way they could could back up what they were saying in a court of law. So they they went exit stage left so that they would not have to suffer the embarrassment really of having to defend their dictatorial enhancement position so MacArthur and great Community Church was dedicated justly in court of law and and and I'm so grateful for that and it ought to embolden pastors and church leaders everywhere to stand up for our right to worship together as the people of God and not backed into a corner by just some politician for that hasn't even been legally passed down through lawmakers so I applaud what happened. It truly is a shoe store. If you think about a not just for grace. Community Church loads enormous for them.

But as you said, it vindicates and emboldens me think about how much this happened around the country and even in Canada. Pastors are being arrested and thrown in jail.

And yet the county in the state weren't even willing to take this case because they were fearful that it would out hold up that that that that this cortical violation of Grace community church meeting in person not wearing mass.

All these things would not hold up that they lose.

That's really true that not amazing with related and I preached a great Community Church multiple times throughout that whole epic, and fact that I did create their in August I preached there in July I preached there almost like every month or every other month and that if they're not caring people out of the third is in body bags. People are not dropping out like flies and people are worshiping their singing there hugging. This thing is been so far over overblown.

Granted, there is a coronavirus but is not the black plague either so I think it's an attempt to really overthrow the established order of society and that the overthrow really family values and historical foundations in our country because it in a crisis that dictators take over because it puts such fear into the hearts of people that they will do whatever they're told to do so at this is a wonderful day's for those of us who believe in freedom of religion and freedom of speech and really just liberties in our country that are being rapidly taken away from us.

Dr. Steven Lawson with us today here in the Christian worldview the author of the book were going to be discussing in just a bit. Show me your glory is also the present one. Passion ministries is been a pastor for over 34 years, author of more than a dozen books and many other things. Steve, there is this growing authoritarianism that you just talked about in this country and around the world.

Further, there is a breakdown in the societal stability violence in the streets, riots, racial tensions and so forth. Are there current signs that you see I believe Europe pre-tribulation of Crete millennial understanding of Scripture are the current signs that you seeds to conclude that the rapture is imminent and if so, what are they called the rapture is always been an practicality any moment what I do find that we say that we could be living in the last days of the last days will vary. The book of Revelation. David, I take it in a futuristic way not have to because the event that I read here beginning in chapter 6 through chapter 18 are so unprecedented, but it never happened in the history of the world of the magnitude of what is represented in the book of Revelation amid so many want to valorize it and and and satiate the picture of the church age or the early centuries of the church are whatever happened is nothing even close, as it has happened to what we read in Revelation 6 through 18.

First, the first thing I say David is the ability for one person to control the world economy that's never been possible in the history of the world as long as there is cash society and each nation has its own cash system. There is no way one person can can control the whole line but now with electronic computer means we we now say that one person actually potentially could control the entire world economy such that you could not even buy or sell and unless you take the mark of the beast, whatever that mark is. Some have chest that it might be you know your vaccine passport. I made a note that it will sensational that it does make the point that that now you can't go into the schools. You can't go into airports or airplanes.

You can't go into certain stores that you would have him back saying passport or something. The equivalent thereof.

So for the first time right before our very eyes.

Only a even a blind man could see this that there is this possibility, then the other thing which is so interesting is in Revelation 17 and 18 talk about Babylon. The following what's interesting is that it is the same G8 geopolitical area on the map where a rack now is, and that's where civilization started between the Tigris Euphrates river and there is an export that is being sent out of that area that will control the world economy and when it devastated the smoke will go up if amazing how that part of the world continues to be the hub of international news and the effect that it has on the world and who's to say that even oil coming out of the Middle East does not have a major effect and when it goes up in smoke is that the merchant of the world begin to week.

It brings down the global economy. We read about a marching army from the East that that will come into the Middle East area we see the rise of China. We we see the rise of the turbulence in Afghanistan.

I think it's because how to scratch her chin in give some thought maybe they were not supposed to. Allegorizing, this made it actually is what it says it is and to be taken in a more straightforward fashion were told to be alert and to watch the signs of the times and so I'm not sensational preacher and not a headline creature on the Bible preacher, but as you give thought to this there is increasing credence to it. The possibility that we we might be living in the last days and I cannot even go further. I don't know how much further down the deplorable immorality can go in the world, not just men with men and women with women, but now men becoming went. I leaned forward and to actually go any lower.

We have to be in the basement of of immorality and and so in the last days. It would be that and then it is interesting in Matthew 24 when Jesus gives his Mount Olivet discourse. He talks about the pestilence of the last days and which is the spread of disease and it's it again. You just read that and you go, me that's what shaking up the entire world right now in Luke 23 in Mark 13 as well and so as you look at all. I think it is so for us to being vigilant right now because of the gospel because of the Christian worldview returns in just a moment. Be sure to take advantage of two free resources that will keep you informed and sharpen your world. The first is the Christian worldview, weekly email which comes to your inbox each Friday contents of the upcoming ring along with need to read articles, teacher resources, special events and audio the previous program. Second is the Christian world annual letter to deliver to your mailbox in November.

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There is great division in our country. There's a self-loathing in our country hating our founding in our development and we have wicked leadership and in the truest sense of the word. We have weakness projecting outwardly see what happened Afghanistan it's it's just completely inept.

There's not even a word to describe how the withdrawal from Afghanistan went down.

We may even be under the control of China because China may have many things on our president Joe Biden for his family's dealings with our country and then you write your reference that passage in Revelation 18 sodas that Babylon fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, the angel says as he comes out of heaven, and people morning lamenting over the fall of Babylon. It is your understanding that that Babylon is the literal Babylon and the Middle East in Iraq or is it a representative Babylon of the world system or is it America who's been this incredible economic engine for the world.

What is it I personally have taken it for many many many years and it simplest and most literal interpretation, which is whatever nation occupies that same boundary that the Babylonian empire once held that in the last days that nation within those boundaries will be the fulfillment of this. I don't take it as America that that is such a stretch in the and I don't take it as just the general world system at the and and I don't take it as a religious Babylon. II take it as actually there. There will be a nation occupy the same land that Babylon once occupied, which is in reality or the garden of Eden was where civilization started in that area is squared Noah's Ark came down after the flood and the history started there and I think history will end their so what goes around comes around. And the more things change the more they stay the same, so that that's just my understanding I could be wrong. It is obviously difficult to interpret that I would agree with John Calvin that the proper interpretation of a passage is what is the simplest, plainest, most natural interpretation. Another was you're not looking for something hidden some hidden meaning. I think it's what displays on the surface, which would be whatever nation at this to be there and it's by no happenstance that that part of the world will not go away far as it influence upon the whole world and that there is a juggernaut of a nation. There and in that region as well that could have devastating effect upon the entire world economy and the stability of the whole world of that. That's just my take on it and it's nothing new or novel amount held that the last 40 years, Dr. Steven Lawson again with us today here on the Christian worldview. Let's get to a topic even more important than all these geopolitical world events and that is the attributes of God who God is and from your book your this excellent book that were offering to listeners is our new current offer. Show me your glory and the inside flap of the book says God is the source and purpose of our existence, our knowledge of him shapes how we view ourselves, how we interact with the world and understand the events around us as we been discussing. Ultimately, our eternal destiny hinges on a relationship with our Creator and who we believe he is. Nothing is more important than knowing God and living for his glory. Steve explain why that is and then part two of the question is what are some of the most common misunderstandings or misrepresentations of God that we see in America in the evangelical church today David we know the most important thing in the world is to know God, because God is the most important person being in the entire universe. No one takes precedence. Our priority over God. God is everything is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end no one knows the wood would would argue with that.

And so therefore could know this God is the maker of heaven and earth, who is the architect of human history who is the administrator of his own eternal decree can know this God is the single most important thing in the entire world. And in Jeremiah chapter 9. As you recall, the prophet says let let let not the rich man boast of his riches, and let not the wise man boast in his knowledge, and let not the strong man boast in his strength, but let him who boasts boast in this that he knows me is what God says and so any other pursuit is folly compared to the priority of knowing God.

In John 17 verse three when Jesus prayed his high priestly prayer. He said this is eternal life, that they may know you, the one true living God and Jesus Christ and you have sent an answer eternal life is to know God is what you do not know God and and of vital living personal relationship, your dad, you're spiritually dead, you have no life and you you have existence, but you have no life and can know God is everything and if the purpose for which we have been made and tenderness that you missed everything of any importance whatsoever we suffer in the church today from low views of God because we we don't know who God is. Really we don't know who God is, of the Bible is not preached in the pulpits and because the Bible is not really studied and it glaringly obvious when you pick up a Bible and read it that it's about God. The purpose of the word of God is to reveal the God of the work that that's the chief purpose and so misconceptions today is a total total neglect of the holiness of God and in comprehension of the absolute purity and flawless character of God that everything about God is holy. His son is holy. His spirit is holy.

His word is holy and hit his people are to be holy. His judgments are holy.

A total disregard for the holiness of God.

We have lowered God and brought it down to you to our level, at least in our minds and in our thinking is a total disregard for the sovereignty of God, and we think the world is being run by democracy are heaven and earth is being run by some kind of democracy, when in fact it's being run by a theocracy. The government of one that the will of God is sovereign and it doesn't matter what man really tries to do to overthrow the purposes of God. The purpose of God will stand forever.

The truth, and the truthfulness of God is is disregarded in churches today.

There's more really freaking given to pragmatism and to tradition and to just denominational thought and morays that then really what Matthew Mark Luke and John have to say and there is a total disregard for the wrath of God. I can assure you that at the even say the word hell is is like thought to be an and court case and in bad company, and much less to hear a red-blooded hermit on the subject, Jesus did have more to say about hell than he did about heaven and Jesus did have more to say about hell than any person in the entire Bible and Jesus actually threatened people with hell I said if you're right I call you to stumble, pluck it out of you. Otherwise, you're going to the fiery hell.

We have such an effeminate view of of God. We have trivialized who God is, that we have modern God to fit the way we want him to be, rather than looking in the Bible to see who he is and so it affected everything the church. It is trivialized. Our worship, the fear of God is gone and who fears God anymore and so worship is is made to be horizontal, not vertical. The spiritual life of members in the church is just like the frog in the cattle as we just blended in with the world.

Quit work work fearful of even being distinct from the world.

There's very little confession of sand very little contrition over seven and so therefore even affected our outreach because were trying to be as much like the world as we can possibly be, and have forgotten that we have to be different in order to make a difference. And so we just want to be accepted by everybody that the average pastors. I was like the captain of the love boat 800 might just want to make sure everyone having a good time in church really than being like a watchman on the power he blows his trumpet to warn the people in the city of the encroaching dangers around us, so it it is low views of God that that are pulling the church down weakening the church and the only remedy is a very careful intentional study of the being they attribute the perfections. The names the works. The tri-unity of Almighty God and and apart from that II doubt a person could even be a Christian and not know who God is. So that's kind were reliving. I know that was a heavy ideas dropped on us but you asked me the question eternal Christian television eat eat. You certainly don't hear the making known who God is and you go to local Christian bookstore and you walk in and look for books on God. A minute that that's a tough sell it if you want to find a book on how to have a happy vacation than that might be easy, but did not who God is that just an unknown subject today, so therefore were weekend we lost our way with lost our voice. We've lost our power with lost our gravitas because we lost our view of God and so therefore I need the name of your program.

Christian worldview. You cannot have a Christian worldview without the knowledge of God the knowledge of God is your Christian worldview that we are to see everything through the template of who God is what we are to see the world around us through the grid through the lens of the character and the attributes of God. Otherwise, nothing makes sense and in fact you can even understand yourself until you know who God is. David than the knowledge of God is is everything and when the church loses that it it's become like the world are exactly right in and this is why we really want to feature your book for listeners. Show me your glory because there is actually no more important topic than the one we are discussing today. Who is God, what are his attributes you go through it in the book chapter by chapter, the glory of God the tri-unity of God. The spirituality of God the sovereignty of God, the holiness of God. Immutability on the presidency with her. All these different attributes the wrath of God, the love of God, the grace of God, and I think in that one answer.

Actually, Steve, you answered almost all with my questions on the sovereignty holiness arrest. That's fine because you you cover them well and just for the sake of time I just want to ask one or two more questions before I do, let me just quickly tell listeners how they can get this book show me your glory. This is our new current resource year for the Christian worldview is a 278 page hardcover. It retails for $19 were offering it for donation of any amount to the Christian worldview for a limited time you can order at the usual ways through our website the Christian by calling us toll-free 1888 646-2233 by writing us Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Again the show me your glory donation of any amount to the Christian worldview.

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The greatest priority you. You have is the heading for this paragraph. You say this must be the chief pursuit of our life today. God must be the greatest priority in our life.

We must seek to know more of his glory with everything are being every decision we make must have God as our primary concern wherever will most magnify God must be our highest priority. We must not look for what is easiest in life. We must not choose the path of least resistance. Either must be follow the crowd for fame and fortune. We must not pursue what looks the most appealing. Instead, we must prioritize the glory of God in all that we do. And of course his passages in Scripture. Do all you do in the name of father giving glory to him paraphrase of them lost chapter 3, but what does it mean Stephen how can we put some meat on the I on the idea of trying to live for God's glory.

Well, refer to God's glory old why. It and translate glory which at the time of his entire being of all of his attributes together. Moses said in acts is Maxis 33.

Show me your glory and the intrinsic glory of God. We cannot add to it. We cannot take away from it. God is the God is if he got it was and who is who shall be forever so got intrinsic glory is that it's fixed it. The Col. it's immutable.

The other aspect of God's glory is his is ascribed glory and that is the glory that we give to God. That is our worship that is our praise. That is the honor that comes to him by the way that we live our lives and the way will we reflect his character in the way we conduct ourselves answer your question really deals with ascribed glory, the glory we are to ascribe to God.

We do that with our mouth as we give praise to God as we testify for God as we teach about God and speak of God.

And we also ascribed glory to him as our lives become more and more increasingly light his son the Lord Jesus Christ and that glorifies God for us to obey his word and to become like his son and so that is ascribed glory to God first Corinthians 1031 says what sort of you do, whether you eat or drink, do all for the glory of God. And so that really is is really to be that the tip of the spear for everything that we do our every decision to be made should always we could ask this question. First and foremost, what will most glorify God as I take a job as I marry someone as I pursue a path in this world. What will most glorify God, and that must be every Christian's heartbeat is to bring honor to the name of of our God in a world that is fallen and is is perishing.

So David, I don't know if that answers your question are not. It is, it's to to live godly it is. It is to emulate the attributes of God. So if God is truth, then we must speak truth that God is love, then we must show the love that God is holy and we must pursue holiness. That's what we call communicable attributes of God.

Attributes of God that can be evident in the life of his creatures. Some attributes are what we call incommunicable attributes and cannot be replicated in the creature. For example week. We are not sovereign. We are not self-sufficient. God is an and so that belongs to God alone that just have a quick Found by answer. David on what it is to glorify God is to reflect his character and are in and through our lives that answered it. Well, thank you so that Dr. Steven Lawson again with us today. The author of the book were discussing. Show me your glory. You can order this book for a donation of any amount to the Christian worldview. This is our new current resource just order at the usual ways. By going to our website the Christian or by calling us toll-free 1888 646-2233 also give you her address later in the program. She looked order by mail later in the book. Chapter 15 you title it mercifully saving the grace of God I want to just read the first couple sentences that chapter. The very nature of God is to rescue those who are perishing, rescue, though he is under no obligation to intervene the heart of God year returns to save those who are in great spiritual peril.

He delights to deliver those whose souls are in grave danger of eternal destruction. The extraordinary riches of his grace are most clearly demonstrated in his saving acts to recapture those who are in danger of suffering under his wrath. This is the unfathomable greatness of the saving grace of God, divine grace is God's unmerited favor toward unworthy sinners that delivers them from his just condemnation and bestows on them. His forgiveness and righteousness that's beautifully put Stephen. I know there are listeners today were coming across a Dell maybe never heard this program before. Maybe have never heard what the good news of Jesus Christ is could you explain and invite those who are listening today or what this grace is and how to respond to this grace being offered to them by this this gracious God. Absolutely David would love to the grace of God is at the very heart of what salvation is and that's the good news, but the word gospel means before you know the good news.

Now the bad news is, or the good news is just not good, the bad news that every person born into this world has been born spiritually dead and separated from God and fall short of the glory of God and the wages of sin is death, which is eternal condemnation under the holiness of Almighty God. And that's where everyone of us stand our once stood as we came into this world. We were enemies of God alienated from God and deserving, but because of our sent the eternally condemned, but God in his mercy and his grace has sent his son into this world on a rescue mission of salvation to deliver sinners from eternal hell and salvation is really from God by God for God. In this sense, will we have to be rescued from the wrath of God. And there's only one way to be rescued from the wrath of God and that is to be rescued by God's son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was 2000 years ago, born of a virgin, he entered into this world through woman was born under the law, so that he would live a sinless and perfect life and by the merit of that life. Sure perfect righteousness to be given to all who would believe upon him. It also merited him going to the cross there upon that cross bear in his body that sends of everyone who would call upon his name in the Bible says him who knew no sin.

God made to be sent for us. And so Christ shed his blood upon that cross and with the shedding of that blood. There is the washing away of the guilt and the defilement of an with that death upon the cross, he has reconciled holy God. The sinful man and has brought the two together. The Bible says in the blood of his cross, and it was then that death upon the cross that Jesus gave himself and shed his blood in order to purchase rebels out of the slave market of sin and Jesus said of the sun shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.

So Christ actually bought the church, the true Church of believers with his own blood at the cross and he satisfied the righteous anger of God towards sinners who will believe in him and for the wrath of God he satisfied means that when you put your faith in Christ. There is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. So for anyone listening today.

If you have never come to the end of yourself, denied yourself taken up across and become a follower of Christ. I call you this moment.

I invite you to step out of the evil world system and to step out of your life of sin and leave the crowd behind and to commit your life to Jesus Christ and to believe upon him and he will do that. The Bible says him who comes under me I will in no wise cast out. So, may God give you eyes to see and ears to hear a hard to believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen Steve thank you so much for explaining that good news that the best news that sinful men and women can be reconciled to a holy God.

This holy God that you display in feature so well in your book show me your glory through repentance of their sin and putting their trust or faith or belief in who Christ is the son of God and what he did for them. For each one who comes to saving faith that cross Steve we so much appreciate you your preaching ministry. One passion again. Listeners can find out all that you have going on in ministry can get your expositor magazine which we get we love that and we appreciate all you do to bring glory to God Stephen we just wish all of God's best in grace to you and your family. Thank you, David.

Thank you, your family, Brody and all that you do there every blessing to you in Christ will help you benefited from that interview with Dr. Steven Lawson and there was one quote from the book right toward the very beginning in chapter 1 that I like to read just as a conclusion.

He says on page 3, the greatest need of every individual is to know who God is, no matter who a person is whether he is inside the church are outside of it. Whether he is a true believer or a militant atheist. His most basic need is to know God if he is to know himself and understand the world around him. He must know who God is and what God is like every other knowledge that someone may acquire is a far distant second in importance.

Everything in an individual's life is affected by his knowledge of God, a true knowledge of what he is like is that important. The most important aspect of who we are is what comes into our minds when we think of God, the trajectory of our lives as directed by our understanding of God. Moreover, our eternal destiny hinges on our relationship to him and who we believe he is. If we are to live as he intends us to live.

We must know who he is and what he is like that from the book show me your glory by our guest today, Steven Lawson and again all the see how you can get this book were offering it for a limited time for a donation of any amount to the Christian worldview. It's a 278 page hardcover that retails for $19 are offering it for a donation of any amount to the Christian real view, just go to our website the Christian to order it. Give us a call one AAA 646-2233 will give the address if you want to write to us and send us a donation through the mail immediately following the program today.

This would be a great book as a companion to your daily Bible reading just to go chapter by chapter through all the various attributes of God that Steve Lawson lays out in this book I mentioned some of them earlier on the tri-unity of God the sovereignty, the holiness, immutability, omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence are chapters on each one of those attributes of God and and many more. So such an important topic you for the line. The most important part of someone is there view of God and whether it is accurate and that is unfortunately what is most lacking today in our society.

Of course, but even within the church as well. And just on a personal note you outside my own parents in raising me Steve Lawson in just a couple other pastors have had a tremendous impact on my understanding of God in the Bible and the Christian faith member first curing Steve preach at the shepherd's conference probably back in 2004 2005 out at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles never heard of Steve Lawson to scrambled into the sanctuary in the middle of one afternoon in he give a message entitled bring the book from Nehemiah 8 were Ezra comes and reads the Scripture to the people for a long period of time. He just talked about the importance of of preaching from the word and God's word being impressed upon people and I distinctly remember to this day that the message was so powerful that the audience are people audibly groaning in the audience because the message was so strong like my new Steve Lawson was after that, and over the years of just so benefited from from his preaching and this is one of our purposes for the Christian worldview radio program is to feature someone like Steve Lawson and how you can get connected with his ministry in his preaching, so that it can impact your life as well just recommend his Thursday morning Bible study he doesn't live on Facebook at 7 AM central time every Thursday morning is based out of Dallas beacon water from anywhere in this would be a tremendous start to your day on Thursday mornings and you can find the link for that at our website in today's preview for the you can also get connected with his ministry through their website.

One all right. I just want to end where we started today from Psalm 46 in the midst of this changing, turbulent world that Psalm starts out by saying God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, skipping down to verse six the nations made an uproar.

The kingdoms tottered.

They certainly are. He, God raised his voice and the earth melted the Lord of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Thank you for listening today and supporting the Christian worldview radio program. Just a quick reminder that our six annual golf event is coming up on Monday, September 20. You can find out more at our website you like to participate or sponsor player, a foursome just go to the Christian Thanks also to our national sponsor Samaritan just highly encourage you to go to a website and click on their banner to find out more about how they can help you with your healthcare and finally all our contact information will be in the minute immediately following the program. If you like to order a copy of show me your glory by Steve Lawson for a donation of any amount to the Christian worldview selects remember Jesus Christ and his word.

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