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Irrefutable Evidence, Part 1

Wisdom for the Heart / Dr. Stephen Davey
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June 9, 2022 12:00 am

Irrefutable Evidence, Part 1

Wisdom for the Heart / Dr. Stephen Davey

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June 9, 2022 12:00 am

In God's courtroom, He will preside as judge, jury, eyewitness, and prosecuting attorney--and there will be no deliberation. The verdict for every unbeliever will be the same: "Guilty!"

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All the way back in the garden. Satan tried to convince you that she could do as she pleased without consequences.

It's the same tactic that he uses today serve as any that don't worry, I won't be held accountable. Stop worrying about the future you want to taste the taste of your letter and do it.don't worry the first live disassociate what you do some future accountability reality is people pursue life as they see fit, doing what they want to do with no thought to the fact that they will be held accountable. One day unbelievers will stand before Christ in judgment on that day. The evidence against them will be irrefutable. They will be justly judged by a perfect judge in today's message Stephen Devi continues through his series entitled is hell for today's lesson is called irrefutable evidence yet campaign originated out of London England and announces, there probably is no God, relaxed, stop worrying and enjoy life is composed you saw by a young atheist who was rather appalled of the idea, which was funny to her people would one day burn in hell. And so she created a slogan to counteract the Christian doctrine of hell in putting something a little more positive on the launch date, which is what you've just seen. She was joined by Richard Dawkins who is a well-known atheist and is the author of of a best-selling book right now titled the God delusion, which he basically believes that mankind makes up the sort of stuff to make them feel better as they live there one life. He says you only have one and after that it's all over.

We ceased to exist in his rather he's rather giddy at me about communicating through the streets of London. There's probably no God, so you can stop worrying about accountability to him. Obviously, and enjoy your life. Richard Dawkins of the very tail end of this on M play free again at the very tail end of this that we can be anymore sure that God does or doesn't exist and we can bother Christmas.

I don't know if you caught that will play one more time you think probably is self funny and it gets people to talk about it and if we said that you anymore sure they got exist and you can be sure father Christmas exist that satellites over the North Pole. We sent expeditions there.

There are no elves there either.

I hope this is new to you. He doesn't go around the world in six hours he cannot possibly all his cookies and drink all that milk can safely steer his ranger back home afterward.

Are we really no more certain about that than we are. The existence of God by Larry never creating a neighborhood crisis when December when I was about six years old -7. I asked my parents about Santa Claus and they had told me that it was actually just make believe that our Christmas presents came from mom and dad and grandma, grandpa and aunts and uncles anywhere else we could worsen giving us something and that we ultimately thank God because it was his goodness and provision the provided why I learned that an armed with that knowledge, unknown to them. It became sort of driving passion of mine to inform all the other little kids and it was. I played with Santa Claus really was alive. He didn't exist. My parents, my poor mother was so proceed with irate mothers on the phone saying how could you let your son do that is ruining for us by one mother said her son couldn't sleep anymore. My mother didn't realize at the time was that I was was actually preparing for the ministry people the truth. Why do people respond to this campaign.

By the way, it sounds almost 2 years. The British humanist Association was interviewed. I read on a recent transcript. They hope to raise about $10-$15,000 5000 pounds, about $50,000 to cover the expenses of the campaign people and been so absolutely enthusiastic.

However, they have already received an American dollars about 250,000 about 150 200,000 pounds. People actually put office parties on here. They taken these buses on tour throughout the UK to show everybody their collective courage and saying there's probably no God. Stop worrying and enjoy your life they're actually excited when they cannot effectively use the logic of Dawkins as God is no more real than Santa Claus and that is with me by what humanist Association has gone on boarding of the Americans are to be left dust on this one.

And so the American humanist Association is come up with their own bus campaign. They designed a slogan but suddenly picks up on Dawkins comment their hero about father Christmas just being good for goodness sake, which is obviously playoff.

The Christmas song about Santa Claus and ours just being good. Whether or not you believe in God or Santa Claus or whomever and by the way, you're not really thinking as you look at that and he not picking up the subtle tie-in to the message that Santa Claus and God belong in the same category of myth but is all really silly because we really want to be good for goodness sake, they would say it in that we really ought to grow up. You heard that young atheist say she couldn't believe this is happening in in the 21st century because we really out of the past that to them.

The apostle Paul right this condemnation still brings fear and passion to me to deliver the truth of the gospel said in Romans chapter 1 unbelievers are professing themselves to be wise, but they are actually fool they are foolishly repressing the truth. The intuitive truths of God and the externally visible evidences of God when the same interview with the British humanist Association that sponsored this particular London campaign, which is now spread effective spreading to other countries. They asked one of the spokesmen. Why does your slogan include the words now stop worrying and answered because Christians talk about an eternity of torment in a lake of fire and that's pretty worrying.

We want to send out a positive message.

In other words, we don't want to message that will make us worry about God. What we want is a message that will make us happy without God. That's the core of it all back.

They went on to say that interview, we have only one life. So we need to make the most of it because death is the end of our personal existence and they went on to quote Robert Ingersoll the 19th century humanist who was famous for the line time to be happy is now these are not only deceptive lines. They are old lots its allies. We've said it again of the garden of Eden were the first human beings were tempted by the serpent to effectively disassociate their future from any accountability to God to serve as any that don't worry, you won't die. You won't be held accountable. Stop worrying about the future you want to even eat it if you want to taste and taste, and you want to limit think if they can't do it. Don't worry, that's the first lie disassociate what you do with some future accountability. Trouble is, we know it's true that you really can enjoy this life until you answered with certainty the question of an afterlife right you really aren't prepared to live until you are prepared to what die.

Why do you think then all the people around the world worshiping something, not themselves. An idle rocketry of moon son there bathing in the Ganges, the burning roots are performing rituals there chanting to unseen spirits. Why where they cannot put out around this glow. They have this sense, the intuitive truths of God written on their hearts. And I know there's something beyond this life and they are trying to get ready for it, trying to prepare for in a way that makes them comfortable. Mankind knows the truth of God that this brief life is not all there is. So the advertisement might boldly say come on, relax probably is a God stop worrying and have fun. There probably isn't an agent of the Food and Drug Administration took the same logic and labels on food packages read the level of insecticides and poison in this food package is probably safe. Go ahead and enjoy effectively your last meal could be that you would you buy a television or computer or a car from a salesman who says you know I I think it'll probably work but don't worry about it just to sign here. Would you stay in the seat on an airplane of the pilot came over before you taxied away and he says there's probably enough gasoline to make this flight and I think I can land the plane safely. When we get there. Enjoy your flight. I don't think so now you know what when you think about it.

There are thousands things in life where we would never be satisfied with probably.

But imagine the irony.

We demand certainty in life about computers in cars and trained pilots and gasoline in the tank of the plane why would anybody settled in with a probability of about life after death, or the existence of God.

We he's probably not alive and that gives us the ability stop worrying.

Who are they kidding fact those bus ads. By the way, have given great opportunities for Christians throughout the United Kingdom to initiate conversations about the existence of God.

They must be satisfied with a probability according to the revelation of God's word delivered by the prophets and the apostles is that the accountability of mankind before God, which he so the tests and denies within indeed be only a probability.

If you have your Bibles turn where we left off in our last session were in Revelation chapter 20 in the last paragraph the sermon. I thought we used to cover everything now. We will get through today but I'm not sure it's probably going to be completed some time in the near future. Follow along as I read verse 11 then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it from his presence earth and heaven fled away. The prophetic terrorist verb food again. It depicts the departure of the old creation, it will cease to exist.

Probably the fire will just burn the service. I believe it will do exactly what the verb says in first Peter makes it even clearer.

The words picture a sudden and violent termination of the physical universe, which then God later is chapter 21,000 will reconstruct now that's important to know because it times for us when the great white throne judgment takes place. It's going to take place between the close of the millennial kingdom and the creation of the new heaven and earth so takes place in this space of time and we don't know exactly how long that space and time is what we then know that you have this terrifying event that seals the doom of the unredeemed, for they are the only ones here we've Artie learned of were seated on thrones around God, along with myriads of holy angels separated on to him by their choice at the beginning of time in this courtroom is then suspended in limitless space. There's no earth beneath or no have answers.

Note there are no constellations visible about the planet son the imagine the terror for the unbeliever who is suspended, as it were, and he is before this great white throne, surrounded by the throes of the redeemed, and angels, and they are in this company up unredeemed they already know their souls a morning and informed in Hades where they been incarcerated waiting the summons of this judgment is going to have.

If there was ever any doubt of accountability before God.

The Bible is now vindicated in its oft repeated warnings that David was centuries ago to warn humanity. God has established his throne for judgment and he will judge the world in righteousness he will execute judgment of the peoples with equity. Psalm 970. Speaking of the great white throne nearly 50 times in the book of Revelation there is the mention of the throne of God in all its majesty and different things are revealed to us. Different sites are given to us by John throughout the book of Revelation with all of its terrifying glory and splendor, lightning flashing and thunder rolling in, seated upon the sea of glass, and it is utterly resplendent of his glory and majesty. It is the seat of God's sovereign expression rule. Now the moment is arrive there probably is no God will haunt those who denied his existence, and I do fear for go ahead and enjoy your life is just not the slogan of the American and British humanist Association is the slogan of the human heart, whatever you want to do you do it your sovereign year on the throne you want to taste or touch it, doing whatever think it dream.

You know you are accountable only sell your dictates your desire until now, the great white throne will be the final vindication of the character of God before the unredeemed God keeps his word and his word and his sentence to them will be just and right and true. We, the redeemed seated around him will be declaring with our voices the glory of his character and the justness of his righteousness as he delivers the center to the population of the unredeemed have heard this unavoidable summons.

Their bodies have been resurrected.

Look at verse 12 and I saw the dead, the great and the small standing before the throne we got was 13. Her last session we studied in the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them and they were judged that informs us off as we studied these bodies. The bodies of the unredeemed are now immortalized. They are fitted for eternal punishment. In this resurrection unto death, that is eternal separation from God. Verses five and six of the same chapter inform us that there will be a literal physical resurrection of the unredeemed following the millennial kingdom now as we studied in our last session, not what I believe are can escape the summons they can pull the dirt over their head and avoid the judgment, just as the believers. All believers have been resurrected and reunited with their souls, which had been depending on when they died with Christ that Saul and the resurrection of the believer reunited to be glorified in enjoy heaven forever, so also the bodies of the unbelievers will be resurrected reunited with their souls, which have been incarcerated in Hades the place of torment.

Following their deaths.

Luke chapter 16. This is the unforgettable setting. This is the unavoidable summons notice next and undeniable standard. Verse 12 and I saw the dead, the great and the small standing before the throne, and books were opened.

And another book was opened, were given the title of this book only, which is of life for the book of life. The books were opened. The word is glibly transliterated gives us our word Bible you could translate or render it simply scrolls or books in a plural form were not told how many there are that are opened when I told how many God brings out to present as evidence of his just verdict which he will deliver were not told exactly what these books are but the first observation I want to make is this not only is man accountable to God. But God has evidently been keeping track to the horrifying discovery of mankind and omniscience that is all-knowing and on my present I got it to say I was there when you did that. I know your heart when you said that her thought that that God has kept a record of every LSO may say whether is it really an individual judgment here just says in verse 12 were all together all the redeemed are together. That's right, that's with verse 12's less you be led to believe that this is some kind of mass categorical judgment of God doesn't really focus on any one individual is verse 12 could suggest the language of verse 13 clarifies individual judgment. Look, there in the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them and they were judged, every one of them cost us is translated. Everyone you could morbidly translated each one each individual person is judged by God. This is the main of individualized accountability before God. This verse by the way, isn't alone in teaching singular judgment. Jesus Christ delivered this chilling prophecy in Matthew 16 where he said the Son of Man, referring to himself the Messiah is going to come in the glory of his father, and will repay every man according to his D Paul wrote in Romans chapter 2 verse six that God will render to each person according to his D and here is the moment when that rendering will take place no longer bound by the structures in the in the strictures of time and space. God is going to individually try confront every unbeliever with irrefutable evidence that calls for a guilty verdict in an everlasting sentence and the books were opened. It is that terrifying moment of mankind's dreaded denounced, denied. Try to be distracted from release downplayed. John introduces us to these books outside this paragraph, we may find some help in determining what these books actually are is God, the great judge calls every individual member of lost humanity to step up to his bed nonstop from an you might think. We'll see what how much time does God take you to judge every individual person.

Based on everything they've ever done and how much time is God going to take all just going to answer you. I don't know you knew that, but I thought it to say it.

Don't know but I do know this time will be uniquely different as this court room is suspended in a limitless space earth beneath, no heaven, no constellations, no planets, nothing above limitless space, all except for the host of heaven and the saints seated around this massive great and white throne and before the mass of all unredeemed humanity standing but I do not know what I do know that all of the unredeemed will be standing before the Redeemer. They would not want is regarding word we will attest to the glory of this Redeemer son who delivers the judgment and the books were opened. What are let me give you five.

The Bible refers first of all to a written record of God's law. Upon the heart of man the pulse as their conscience bears witness to the testimony of this book of the law.

It's an invisible book. He says it's written on their hearts.

Obviously, it aligns with the law of God written for us and we hold a copy in our lab. So one of these books could be nothing more than the book of God's law, all written on their hearts that he makes evident that invisible 01 commentator called this the book of conscience because Paul refers to the conscience, bearing witness to the book of this law, but that will be the evidence to show that each person has violated the standard of God.

Each person is a sinner with a record of offenses the violate the holy character of an infinite God deserving and infinite center.

The book of God's will. Secondly there is the promise of Jesus Christ repay every person according to what they have done so. One of these books that God pulls out got this and pulls out as evidence called the book of D or the book of action. Ecclesiastes 12 verse 14 says God will bring every act in the judgment. Perhaps there immortalized bodies and minds will be capable of remembering and rehearsing every detail of every act that the dog pulls from the book of deeds any openings at any draws down. Perhaps he doesn't do what everyone in the menu deals with certain approved soon that every man fact is full and short of the glory of God.

Somebody might say will wait. I did some good things to book of deeds, and I you know might be half-and-half 6040. Maybe Gotto get a better mood with me that he was with the last guy and so who will forget that an curve for me know. Bring every act they wanted minute when they went to church. You gave money to good because it was to inwardly feel good to look good to others maybe feel more confident about themselves when they gave to the poor.

They enjoyed most the fact that that made them feel better than the poor superior perhaps why is the believer here. This judgment, heaven, we send heaven we spoken words that violate the holiness of God heavily done deeds and actions have we been motivated by pride, condescension and lust, greed. So why don't we will because God says I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist because I have redeemed you as a 44 I even I am the one who wipes out your transgressions for my own sake and I will not remember your sin as a 4325 Peter preached in acts chapter 3 the gospel in the New Testament areas and love repent and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away in the great news expunged, erased, dealing wiped out because Jesus Christ paid for because they not because God was sweeping them under the wrong not because he said I like you is okay for you. They were all they were all every for the Redeemer by Jesus Christ's sacrifice is applied to the sin of all who respond to him in faith. I hope that's true of you and if it's not, I hope you'll respond to the good news of the gospel today.

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This is the Bible teaching ministry of pastor and author Stephen Davey. There's more to the lesson that you heard today, but because of time were going to have to conclude this lesson on tomorrow's broadcast. In the meantime, I encourage you to visit our website at wisdom online God work in one of the resources that we offer.

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