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EMG radio for today's culture and timeless truths come together it's reasoned relevant content apologetics worldview and answers to the questions that you need to know from Alex McFarlane ministries. This is true for a new generation radio and now the man who preached in 50 states and 50 days speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarlane has anyone ever asked you if Christian still believe the 10 Commandments.

Why do we not have to keep a Saturday Sabbath by Alex McFarlane who welcome the truth for new generation radio to discuss two questions from the brand-new book 100 Bible questions and answers.

It was written by myself and Bert Harper 100 Bible questions and answers from the first 10 years of our other radio show exploring the word now.

Christians worship on Sunday and I definitely believe in keeping a day of rest, but we don't do that to fulfill any kind of mosaic lawn will go look at several scriptures and talk about this and I want to bring out a Scripture that you probably don't think about when you think about fulfilling the righteousness of God. But let's talk about what what salvation is in the will going to get to a second question is well salvation.

We know that's the forgiveness of sin, so we know that Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins, but what Jesus did when he was nailed to the cross of Calvary and this was at Passover and the wrath of God for our sin was poured on to Jesus. I mean, think about the love that led to God to give his only son, for we guilty sinners, but also think about the pain he endured because the appropriate measure of God's wrath that you and I deserved was poured onto Jesus. One of the biblical words describing it is fury fury now. The Mosaic law. Among other things said to keep a Saturday Sabbath and in the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 it says remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. Know what's interesting is known to read a few verses from Hebrews chapter 4 Hebrews was written to believing Jews but who were also observant Jews and the whole import of the New Testament book of Hebrews worn where's the great commentator he once remarked that you have found the book of Romans had been written by someone with the equivalent of a college degree and the book of acts and Luke clearly the equivalent of somebody with a Masters degree while he said whoever wrote the book of Hebrews had the equivalent of a PhD and a whole import is that Jesus is better than the Mosaic covenant, Jesus is better than all of the temple rituals Jesus is better than any works that we might try to do.

Jesus is a better high priest than any of the high priest a better priest than Melchizedek or even Abraham or Moses in fact to Jewish people of the first centuries the book of Hebrews is saying come to Christ because he is the fulfillment of it all. Now in Hebrews chapter 4 fascinating and I want to pull out two words and explain the because Jesus fulfilled the whole of God's law, the entirety of God's law was fulfilled in Jesus.

And there's nothing we can do.

We don't have to keep any of the law and understand when Christians go to church.

It's not to fulfill a Mosaic Sabbath that the history and the New Testament, and even enemies of the early church recorded that Christians worshiped on Sunday. That was resurrection day and they sang hymns to Christ is to God, but Hebrews 4 says let us therefore enter into his rest. Now the Greek word for that is actually word kata Pattison. It's interesting and it's really an equivalent.

It means repose or rest or really Sabbath. Now in verse nine of Hebrews forces there remains therefore a rest to the people of God and that is the word Sabbath literally, but Hebrews 4 says this, that if we are in Christ we have entered into God's Sabbath. Verse two of Hebrews forefront to us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them, but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Okay when you hear the word of God. Jesus died for you. Believe trust in Christ be born again you have to put your faith in Christ or the word of God preached did not profit you have said that would be all right, verse three. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, as I've sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest. Although the works were finished from the foundation of the world, for he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, and God did rest the seventh day from all of his works okay you know God created in six days rested on the seventh and remember Jesus said this was an amazing statement.

Amazing that the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. Oh my goodness, that the Sabbath, the once a week, Saturday rest. That pious Jews had observed for centuries Jesus in one of his strongest declarations of his deity.

He said that he, the Son of Man, and that was a term used 82 times is from the book of Daniel was one sent from the father coequal with the father of the same nature as the father God incarnate. This Son of Man fully human, fully God, but not fallen human.

The most unique person in history, the Son of Man, that's Jesus and Christ once said that he, the Son of Man was Lord of the Sabbath. Can you imagine you know that Sabbath you've observed for centuries. While it's about me.

I'm Lord of the Sabbath, but you see when you come to Christ. All of those Levitical laws that we couldn't obey and couldn't fulfill including the mandate to like God, who rested we rest and we observe the Sabbath, but Hebrews 4 and I would encourage you to read three through nine, and there is the Greek word for Sabbath, the Hebrew word for Sabbath, for we which have believed do enter into that Sabbath. How do you observe the mandate for keeping the Sabbath. Hebrews 43 believe on Jesus. Now when we come back I'm going to talk about Christ fulfilling the law, use a couple of verses that I'm pretty sure you probably have not associated with Christ fulfillment of the law. So stay tuned true for new generation will be right back after this.

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Truth and liberty.net wanted to raise your hand during the sermon will here's your chance. Hi Alex McFarland here from the nationally syndicated radio program exploring for more than 10 years. My cousin was Harper and I have taught Scripture and answered hundreds of vital questions. We've compiled a brand-new book of the top 100 Bible questions from listeners of all ages from questions about supposing Bible contradictions to apologetics facts that prove the truths of Scripture.

This new book features practical content that will make the Bible come alive for you.

Can we really be sure that Exists there contradictions in the Bible that will help me understand the Bible better. There's so much good content in this book. One Bible questions and answers published by Broad Street publishers and available at your local bookstores and also through resources.AFA.net timeless truths in the soundbite culture for a new generation radio.

Welcome back to the program Alex McFarland here it's truth for a new generation were talking about the Sabbath. How if we are a believer in Jesus the entirety of God's laws been fulfill somebody as Charles Spurgeon wonton the great British preacher you know what, if you dying, you stand before God and it turns out that there was some part of the law that was supposed to be fulfilled in your guilty of an infraction, because the Bible says if a man offend in one point, he is guilty of all. What are you going to do and Spurgeon, who knew the Bible intimately.

In fact, one of the greatest preachers that ever lived. He said no in John 1930 when Christ cried out, it is finished. Paid in full.

The sins were washed away and you know what when you get to John 19 very interesting and only John records this that as that the the day was ebbing away. One of the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first criminal and broke the legs of the other which was crucified.

Verse 33 of John 19 but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was dead already.

They did not break his legs but one of the soldiers pierced his side and out came blood and water by the way, we've talked about this many times, but the piercing of Jesus's side. The spear went into the sack of fluid. The pleural fluid that surrounds the heart, the pericardium, and if if Jesus had somehow managed to survive the crucifixion, which was impossible. The spirit in the side would've meant instant death.

But verse 35 says that Jesus is not no bones were broken. 35 and 36. John says I saw it, I bear record for these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled above and, of him shall not be broken.

Now let's talk about this for a moment and talk about how Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and I want to talk about the fact that none of his bones were broken but for just a moment before I bring up some scriptures think about this. How there is salvation. And then there's also Christian growth. I hope your part of the church and later on were going to get to a question about church. Remember Christ achieved our atonement on Calvary and then 50 days later after his resurrection, sent the Holy Spirit and Pentecost happened in the church was birthed and if you're born again believer, you know what this is like you know what a joy it is to fellowship with Christian friends and in fact when you have Jesus in your life and you meet some Christian I mean it's like a dear old friend because you have Christ in common. I want to submit to you that the fact that none of Jesus's bones were broken, which is a fulfillment of Psalm 3420. This is in a way indicative of the fact that every dictate of the law has been fulfilled. If you put your faith in Jesus. You need not worry that you're going to somehow be cast into hell in some state of double jeopardy.

You can have peace because yes, all of the laws Jesus fulfilled, and when you, as Hebrews 4 says when you put your faith in Jesus. You have entered into the Sabbath. The perpetual rest and repose of God. Now here's the thing. Psalm 3420 said that he keeps all his bones. Not one of them is broken. It interestingly he could tell all his bones or count all his bones is what it means and let me say Jesus fulfilled all the law and not one law was left unfulfilled or not. One law was broken.

I'm going to come back to that. But in John 1936. We talked about this. How it was a fulfillment of Psalm 3420. But back in Exodus 12 when they were to have the sacrificial animals and you know some they were to burn the ashes on and burn on a fire to ashes in some they were to kill and sprinkle the blood on the altar. There were some Levitical rituals whereby there were two cook animals and eat them in a single house. The animal is to be eaten. You're not bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house is Exodus 1246 and you are not to break any bone of it.

Numbers nine verse 12 has a similar verse about a sacrificial animal and none of the bones shall be broken according to the statute of the Passover, they shall observe it. Okay now the fact that Jesus died on the cross. No bones were broken. Believe it or not there, it's a tied to numbers 912 that because none of his bones were broken.

You have fulfilled the Sabbath.

Let me take it a little farther and let's talk about the core beliefs of Christianity. I write about this in my book stand STA Indy stand core truths for an unshakable faith 100 years ago actually hundred and four years ago there was a set of books called the fundamentals. Now I realize that if you call somebody a fundamentalist now that's like an insult because fundamental and fundamentalist is one of the words that liberal people live really kind of on emptied it of its meaning. But a century ago.

If you are Christian and you are called a fundamentalist that was actually a high compliment. Why today why because after Charles Darwin published the origin of the species.

In 1859 by the latter half of the 19th century, the world was getting really liberal and people quickly understood well if there is no creator there are no morals, and if if there no morals that have been broken that I haven't stand and if there is no God.

There's no judgment so about 6065 years after Charles Darwin, a group of writers led by somebody that DL Moody had led to the Lord. They put out a set of books I said look, these of the fundamentals. These are the basics. You gotta believe in God father son and Holy Spirit, you've got to believe that the Bible is the word of God. Jesus is deity God incarnate, he shed his blood he rose from the dead.

He's coming back. In other words, if you believe core Christianity, you've believe these basic nonnegotiable fundamental foundational truths and so another words if you are Bible believing Christian. You were a fundamentalist, now I realize that word nowadays is just and demonize. But when we come back without a break break.

I want to talk about why Jesus having no broken bones in the class is part of our assurance that the law is completely fulfilled. Stay tuned. TNG radio is back after this you know Alex is writing for many years, and one of his classic books is still great.

Today is a basic introduction to the Christian faith. It's called stand core truths we must note for an unshakable faith. This book will help you help your teens get off the roller coaster of doubt onto solid ground will read about the six pillars of biblical Christianity. They are one inspiration of the Bible to the virgin birth. Three. The deity of Christ for atonement. Five. Christ's resurrection and six Christ return. You know Alex mixes it up with humor and stories gleaned from decades of working with youth and encourages things to build a foundation of faith that will stabilize their lives and help them take a stand for Christ. Simple and straightforward stand core truths. You must go for an unshakable faith available wherever Christian books are so wanted to raise your hand during the sermon will here's your chance by Alex McFarland here from the nationally syndicated radio program exploring for more than 10 years. My cousin was Pearl Harbor and I have taught Scripture and answered hundreds of vital questions. We've compiled a brand-new book of the top 100 Bible questions from listeners of all ages from questions about supposing Bible contradictions to apologetics facts that prove the truths of Scripture.

This new book features practical content that will make the Bible come alive for you. Can we really be sure that God exists there contradictions in the Bible that will help me understand the Bible better. There's so much good content in this book Bible questions and answers published by Broad Street publishers and available at your local bookstores and also through resources.AFA.net in the midst of a culture obsessed with relativism.

Alex McFarland is a voice you can trust to speak the timeless truths of Christianity in a timely way. You're listening to the truth for a new generation radio.

Welcome back to the program Alex McFarland here. Haley share a couple of exciting things with youth I appreciate so much all the people listening on the people who come to our events. The people from 17 US states who recently came to our truth for new generation conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

It was wonderful. You know, we have a summer camp coming up and the camp is true for new generation on unashamed building your biblical worldview. I want all of the middle school and high school young people that you can speak to or maybe if you're a teenager listening right now. You don't want to miss this camp.

It's July 17-22 and were so excited to partner with this wonderful camp just a little bit east of Raleigh, North Carolina. By the way, if you're flying in from across the country. You can fly to Raleigh and it's a short drive. After that, but it's called the refuge and the website is and see as a North Carolina NC refuge.work and you can sign up now.

The registration page will be up December 1, but you can get complete information. The other thing I want to tell you is next summer. I'm going to be at the Cove, the Billy Graham training center at the Cove. I'm going to be teaching one of the greatest books in the New Testament. First Peter now I'll be doing first Peter this upcoming summer and then second Peter in 2023, but I would love you to be at the Cove. I would love to meet you and you will be there. It will have a great time and will look at the New Testament book of first Peter, it would make a great Christmas gift to give to somebody or share with your pastor and his wife, the Cove, as I'm sure you know is just world-class. It's amazing. And finally, let me say this, if you don't get our E newsletters in our printed newsletters go to my website Alex McFarland.com sign-up list and let's pray together. Let's get equipped. Let's proclaim the gospel we must we must win people to Jesus in our theme is this equipment generation to save the nation. That's what were all about equipping the generation to save the nation.

Now back to this question about keeping the Sabbath and remember the fundamentals. The basics God Bible, Jesus the son of God, the atonement, his blood was shed the basics in my book stand at talk about it if you take away any one of these really the entirety of our gospel message is gone.

For instance, if you denied the inerrancy of Scripture than he is qualified to pick and choose well.

This is from God. This isn't just like we believe the son of God. We are to accept the word of God and what about Jesus. Is he a good man or was he as he said the God man. So if you say, well, many people say that cell site will I accept the Jesus was a wise teacher but not really the son of God will if he weren't the son of God and how could he have been qualified to pay for our sin debt on the cross so all of the basic doctrines hang together he died. He rose he's coming again, and here's the thing. If you deny one of the fundamentals you've got something less than Christianity people avast me, they'll say, can I you know I don't why I don't really accept what the Bible says about creation.

Can I still be a Christian but believe in evolution and Charles Darwin and yeah I guess I would ask the question out.

Why would you want to. If you don't believe what God says about our past. Why would you believe what God says about our future. If you don't think that God was our creator. Why do you think that God is our judge. One day, and why would you in talking about evolution, then, is why would you want to claim to be a Christian. But at the same time embrace. Perhaps the single greatest enemy.

The gospel message ever had, may be the single most destructive philosophy and were feeling the ripple effects of it all around the world.

Look people like Karl Marx and at off Hitler and so many of the philosophers and and the atheists that shaped the 20th century, and now their ideas are helping destroy the world in the 21st century. It all began with Darwin causing them to lose their belief in God, the greatest enemy of theism.

That's ever come down the pike theism being the belief that God is a creator and God can be none. So here's my point. If you going to be a Christian be a Christian that I remember as a college student, I was going to UNC Greensboro and this girl I liked and she invited me to a Monday night Bible study and I went and I got under conviction then I realized I needed the Lord Jesus in my life but for a short while. I thought about it and I knew what I was learning college was not the same as what I was reading in the word of God and I knew I had all these friends. They party didn't I've played in some bands and for while you know had that college lifestyle, but I remember one day I was thinking about Jesus and I I read the New Testament books and I thought this is true.

This has the ring of truth, and I give God the glory because it was clearly the Holy Spirit. To put this in my mind, but I thought if I'm going to do it. I'm going to do it if I'm going to follow Jesus and going all the way and you know folks have never regretted it. I never dreamed that I would write 19 books, travel the world go to libraries visit 72 sites in the holy land. I'm telling you folks, this is real. This is true and the fact that no bones were broken. No doctrines were left unfulfilled.

Every bone of Jesus's body was intact just like every line of the Mosaic law was fulfilled.

If you believe in Jesus, you need not worry that there's some infraction against you. Now if you haven't come to Christ.

The entirety of God's judgment is over your head right now. That's what we would say turn to Jesus. He's as close buys a prayer we're going to continue. More on this, but I want to encourage you to check out the book 100 Bible questions and answers. Thank you for listening. If we can help you in your walk and your witness. Please reach out to us, prayers and financial support are much-needed faithfully used. Thank you for listening make God bless you and do your best to tell somebody about Jesus. TMG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarland ministry, PO Box 10231 is Burrell, NC 27404. That's PO Box 10231, Greensboro, NC 27404 call us at 877 yes God one that's 877 yes, God in the number one or give online@alexmcfarland.com while you're there, listen the program archives.

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