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A Tough Question

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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September 13, 2020 8:00 am

A Tough Question

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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September 13, 2020 8:00 am

In the first message of the series "The End What Happens Next?", Pastor Robert Morris tackles a tough question: How could a loving God send anyone to hell?

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Today we are starting exciting series called the what in the series. Pastor Robert reveals the answers to questions like what is heaven is very little help and also shares how what we believe about paternity determines how well let's listen. Chapter 1 and Isaiah 5 series called me onů What happens next. While you're turning. Romans one is world began, and they will end up in Isaiah 5 I just tell you a funny story, I asked my daughter permission to tell the story.

My daughter's wonderful godly young lady, but she's blonde, I'm not so much that the color of her hair either because it can be lots of different colors. I found, but it's what she just she's brilliant. You actually brilliant, but she just says things you know you want to mention assess things around so I was driving her to work this last week. One morning because her car was in the shop and she just got extremely upset. She said that that and I asked him what she said that lady in that car is using sign language to the other like the driver is signed is using sign language that what is wrong. She said blind people are not supposed to drive anyway. I explained that there were so okay I will begin this new series called BEM and will be talking a lot about heaven and hell and eternity and the judgment and the second coming of Christ. Even this first message I entitled the tough question tough question. And here's the tough question. I want to answer.

How could a loving God send anyone to help.

Have you ever heard the question maybe wondered most of the time limits baskets asked in most of the time it's asked in an accusatory way your life. How could a loving God send anyone to hell now. Sometimes it's asked by well-meaning people that would say I don't understand this and so building that there only two points that I have this message.

I will tell you to answer that question here is point number one God is a just God.

God is a just gonna let me tell you what I mean by that I mean that there will never be an unjust judgment from God. God will never give an unjust judgment to any person, and this actually brings up another question that I want to answer. To help us understand the first question and that is what God send someone to hell who has never heard the gospel. Have you ever heard the question you thought about that.

If Jesus Christ is the only way one person to live before Jesus.

What about a person that lives so. Some were remote and had never, ever, here's the gospel lives on this earth never hears the gospel with dots and that person that helps remember now, God is a just God, God will never give an unjust judgment to any person so Romans chapter 1 verses 18 through 24. The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God not listen very carefully what may be known of God is manifest in VM. Remember, Lord Ian, for God has shown it to them in them and through them. For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse me Mike this statement since the beginning of time, God has testified of himself to every person so that no person has an excuse for non-Rogers life since the beginning of time. God is testified of himself to every person.

Remember God to just got say when we ask these questions only times we try to answer them with human logic. Let me please, please, please, never answer a biblical question without the Bible. The Bible has the answer to all of these questions and we try, we argue, we debate we have all this human logic that does not help at all to answer a biblical question a biblical question must be answered with the Bible, God has testified himself to everyone and he does it. According this passage internally and externally. He will testify inwardly and outwardly think about this. Every person has a conscience. Every person has a conscience that conscience came from God, that conscience talks to us from the time that we are very small testify of himself in and through us and externally. You cannot look at the sky at night and not wonder at some point in your life. If there's a go, God's creation testified that God reveals himself to every person you think about this. How many of you had an experience something like this during childhood somewhere in your childhood, you had a wondering RAR seeking hunger to know God or know about God cannot see your hand you say somewhere.

I just remember, or maybe when he got older, it was not got no person will ever ever be able to say to God, no one told me because it was God's will say I told you I told you, I reveal myself to you. I put off hunger in your heart for me and you turned away from me in your letter. Rebellious life and I don't I wish I had time to do a series on this one point right here but but let me clarify something about the else about this every person. The Bible teaches, and I could give you more Scripture read in Romans one, every person, no every person who seeks God will find when you read your few Scripture will get Isaiah five-minute Proverbs 817 I love those who love me and those who seek me diligently will find me.

Jeremiah 29 3013 and you will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.

Matthew 77 through 11 ask and it will be given to you seek and you will find knock and it will be open to you.

For everyone who asks receives everyone to say believers and he who seeks finds, and him who knocks it will be open. What man is there among you. If this is a save his son asks for bread, will give him a stone RPF official to give them a circuit if you really and be evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him is talking to the whole world here in acts 1726 through 28th and he has made from one blood every nation amend the Lord we all go back to Adam every government. Someone had same last name you say will related somewhere. That's crazy.

You're related to me you're related person. Your second beside or behind on front of that you've never met does not matter what ethnicity they are what race, what culture, what nation does not matter. We all go back to Adam. He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings want to know why God did that so that they should see the Lord in the hope that they might grow for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us pouring here and we live and move and have our being.

There was a song for some years ago, but that that's the bursa came from this this growth door group in the Greek means to make an effort despite difficulties if a person will simply make an effort, God will reveal himself to him. So, no person will ever receive an unjust judgment from adjuster, no person, here's the second point God's loving God.Donnelly just God. God is a loving God. So here's the question. How could a loving God send anyone to hell. Okay, in order to answer that question we must answer it. From a biblical perspective and from God's perspective and it's possible that you've never even thought about it.

From that way. God did not create hell for people as matter fact he sent his son so that no one would have to go to hell whether people knew about Jesus. Even before he came or after he came.

Jesus came to pay the price for every person so the person would see for God, they would find God and their sins could be forgiven through the blood atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Second Peter 39 the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us to listen. This is God, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance okay to answer this story this question what I want to give you some stories and I want to show it from a different perspective. Kentwood can a loving God. How could a loving God send anyone down a different perspective right want to just stay with me for moment I want to take it from the perspective of the inexcusable rebellious rejection of a loving God the inexcusable.

They are without excuse rebellious rejection of a loving God and let me tell you for stories in the Bible right the first story is found in Isaiah for you after Lisa's right if you want to read what Isaiah 14 and Revelation 12. It is the inexcusable rebellion of Lucifer and 1/3 of heaven.

Lucifer was the worship leader in heaven and he was so beautiful and so persuasive. He commenced 1/3 of the angels to rebel. I hear some of what you remember about this. They were born in the ghetto. They didn't have a bad father.

They were never mistreated. There was never sin anywhere in heaven and God never did anything anything to warrant their rejection never, but they rejected God and rebelled against God, that's before we were even created Satan was hurled to the earth. The Bible tells us like lightning. I personally believe that's one hell was created.

I'm just a miss any of you think someone someone on this earth and throw a fastball see God.

I believe Satan was hurled to the center of the earth.

Many theologians believe this. And hell was created for the devil and his angels know that part.

We know it was created for the devil and his angels because Matthew 2541 says hell was prepared for the devil and his angels when they rebelled against God. Now just for moment I want you to think about this. Have you ever been rejected in anyone here been rejected. They hurt. It's actually the greatest work that we ever experienced as an integrated circuit. Why do we think it didn't hurt.we think of God as a clinical emotion less sterile. Be and yet we were created in his image is actually very simple question where you think you got your emotions from you forgot it, we can agree the Holy Spirit joy the fruit of the spirit, anger, God has emotions. He was rejected. It's an inexcusable rejection of Lucifer and the angels so that God creates man but he creates man in his own image know that means means he has a will is choice and Adam and Eve.

This is for stories Genesis for Adam and Eve reject God.

And when I told my God they don't know were talking about a God that he walks and talks with him everyday were also not talking about that there was any Siena rebellion or report on what a perfect environment to trade them with in a perfect environment that perfect marriage, perfect health, perfect bodies, perfect love, perfect parts perfect conversation. Everything perfect. The inexcusable the inexcusable rejection, rebellious rejection of a perfect loving God adamantly rejected first story is Jesus. I want to come back to the story but Jesus came this earth, and was so rejected that we killed in the four stories found in Revelation chapter 20 and again I just, hitting old stuff. Revelation 20 tells about 1000 year reign is called the millennial reign, or Jesus Christ rules on the earth for a thousand years, and Satan is bound for a thousand years. Here's the sad part at the end of that thousand years Satan is released from the bottomless pit is relief armies cast lighter bombs, but is released from where he's been bound for a thousand years, and he leads people in rebellion against God after Jesus has arraigned only 4000 years, people still rejected. It's amazing.

Why would anyone reject God.

I don't know, but they do it everyday. They did everything you understand. When you read the profits you are reading the stories of broken hearted men begging people to come back to God all got one was a family and and did you know this. That's all he gets at the end of time. That's all.

God gets all he gets is a family the heavens and the earth. What we see right now there destroyed by fire and God creates a new heaven and new earth but everything here is destroyed.

It all goes well within the last as a family and if you want to family they got have a choice. So God created you with a free will and will make a statement here. The greatest gift God ever gave you in creation. Obviously, the greatest gift God gave Jesus Christ. But the greatest gift God ever gave mankind in creation was a free will choice you have a choice I don't ever thought about this but when you stand in front of your dishwasher and its washing dishes.

You'll celebrate unless it's now been broken for a long time. Some years.but every night you don't stand there and just celebrate who and how it because it has to.

It has to admit to robot intimacy. But if your husband washes dishes you celebrate. He doesn't have to give a free will that right.

Listen when someone who doesn't have to loves you. It's meaningful when someone who has to love you its meaning less we say it another way, would God send someone to hell no, they wouldn't but people send themselves to hell all the time people did all the time you have a choice.

You need to understand that your eternal destination is made by you, not God.

We ought we just want to blame God. Well, God, what about person doesn't know he does note God to just God is a loving God. We just have all these weeklies human error that was given to us by Satan to turn our hearts against God, and tell you it's your choice. Your choice where you spend eternity, you have a free will except you know it's like I have a guy change to a chair.

You say you I just appreciate you spreading this quality time with me.

Yes it sure you're not trying to chair the life force you to come to church lies in force you to accept Jesus Christ. No one's going to force you to read the Bible, or pray the only reason you'll ever do that because you voluntarily choose to love God is completely up to you. We show you now.

Isaiah 5 while you're flipping over to Isaiah 5 when I just say this. It is true that God chose us before we chose him but he chose everyone in the world does not say that for God so loved the believers says Gotshal of the world sing drinking five God was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world. We talk a lot about the election, the Jews, and all that he will only understand doctrine what the election is talking about but let me tell you this, God chose everyone but the only people in heaven. People chose him. Can I know this is a long passage but it's very very important. This is going to shake you what were about three Isaiah 5 verse one. This is Isaiah. This is when these brokenhearted profits. Now let me see to my well beloved based on what Jesus God a song of my beloved regarding his vineyard vineyard are people my well beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful heel. He dug it up and cleared out eight stones. I want you want some things he did for this vineyard because he wants to get a minute out of Jesus's own mouth and he planted it with the choicest vine remedies that on the vine near the branches.

He built a tower in its midst and he made a winepress in tower referring to the pulpit of the church in the winepress, referring to the Holy Spirit. So we expected it to bring forth good grapes but it brought forth wild grapes and now all inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah judge. Please between me and my vineyard.

What more could have been done to my vineyard that are not done to why and what I expected it to bring forth good grapes did it bring forth wild grapes and you can read the whole passage later but look down at verse 11 woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may follow intoxicating drink and continue until night till wind inflames them the harp and the strings the tambourine and the flute and wine are in their feast, but they do not regard the work of the Lord, nor consider the operation of his hands. Therefore my people have gone into captivity because they had no knowledge there will be in our famished their multitude dried up with Thurston Lodge 14 very carefully you'll see something doctrinally. You may have never heard before or never know therefore she know and she'll lose the Hebrew word for hell, she'll has enlarged itself she'll has enlarged itself. Hell has enlarged itself and opened its mouth beyond measure their glory and their multitude and their pop in here is jubilant shall descend into it. People shall be brought down. People are now going to go to hell.

Each man shall be humbled in the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled, and listen to me very carefully. It was not created for people. It was created. First, the devil and his angels, as Matthew 2541 I believe is great. Let the fall when he was curled like lightning out of heaven.

But here's what God says I create a plane.

This vineyard I did ideally gave it every opportunity to succeed, but men chose CM instead of me and because of that hill has now enlarged that don't get hung up on the word shield.

I am I'm upset Bible translation. By the way I'm bothered by because they took hell out of it.

It is foolishness to me. It is foolishness because they shield the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, New Testament written in Greek and a New Testament you'll see Hades that would coordinate the newer version of the James, although I don't use values making the old King James uses Lord help and and here's what bothers me. Hades is the Greek word for hell and shield is the Hebrew word for hell, but why when you're translating the Bible in English what he put Hebrew or Greek word back in and listen to this hell was enlarged by necessity, not by design. Hell was enlarged because of an inexcusable rebellious rejection of Garnet's next passage I want to read you not not not have any turn to. I just want you. You can watch it on the screen, but I remember remember a vineyard I winepress tower member all that I want you to read what Jesus himself says and remember hell was enlarged because this vineyard turned against its owner. Matthew 2133 339 says Jesus said here. Another parable, there was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and he leased it to vine dressers and went into a far country now in vantage time drew near, he sent his servants to the vine dressers that they might receive its fruit in the vine dressers took his servants beat one kill one and stone another that's the prophets. Again he sent other servants more than the first. They did likewise to them than last of all he sent his son to them saying they will respect my son. But when the mind dressers saw the sun they said among themselves, this is the air, let us kill him and sees his inheritance so they took him cast him or let him outside of the vineyard and killed. This is the third story I told you come back to the inexcusable rebellious rejection of Jesus himself. I named this a tough question and you think that the tough question I'm answering yes.

How can a loving God sending will help in the face of that is not when you understand theology in Scripture that's not the question so that's not actually the tough question. The tough question is not how can a loving God sending one to help the tough question that I can answer is, how can anyone reject.

How could anyone before you because it's your choice reject the we want you to take a moment to think about with pastor membership today and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of pastor Roberts other messages visit Pastor Robert if you haven't already do follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community. We hope you enjoyed the start to the series next time. Pastor Robert is going to answer some questions about heaven, we hope that you have a blessed

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