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And again, Paul said in Romans one, being understood by the things that are made, things do not make themselves. Think about how vain evolution is. Things do not make themselves. Even his eternal power and God has to live without excuse. So he's 17 verse 22, he's on Mars Hill speaking to the philosophers of the Greek culture. And he's addressing the unknown God in verse 23, the end of verse 23 whom therefore he ignorantly worship him, declare I unto you. I'm going to declare unto you the unknown God that you're ignorantly worshiping God. Notice how he starts this, that made the world and all things that are in, oh, he starts with creation. Guess what? That's how we have to start in America who's been taught evolution. God got to go back to our creator, by the way, our son Ryan gave me one of their tracks that they have yesterday. And it's all about creation and it goes right into the gospels. I haven't read it in detail yet, but I'm looking forward to possibly getting some of those. God that made the world and all things that are in, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth dwelleth not in temples made with hands. By the way, the Greek temples and so on were within sight of this, this Mars Hill. Neither is worshiped with men's hands as though he needed anything. Seeing giveth to life, to all life and breath and all things. And notice then drop down to verse 30. The times of, in fact, he talks at the end of verse 29, he says, we ought not to think that the Godhead, by the way, that's a word that Paul uses in Romans one, that the Godhead, the triune Godhead is like unto gold or silver or stone graven by art or man's device and man's device. The times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth, notice commandeth all men everywhere to believe, is that what your Bible says? To repent, the command is to repent, they will not believe until they repent. Because they have to repent of their wickedness, their unbelief, all of that kind of stuff. Because he hath appointed a day, this is the great white throne judgment, he hath appointed a day into which he will judge the world in, here's that word again, Romans one, righteousness. The key word in the book of Romans is righteousness. By that man whom he hath ordained, whereof he hath given assurance unto all men in that he raised him from the dead, of course, then they start mocking. Can I remind you Revelation 20 tells us right there that God will find all those who have not placed their faith in Jesus Christ, obedience to the faith, says they will be cast into a lake of fire forever and ever, which is the second death. All men will be without excuse. No one will say to God at the great white throne judgment, but I didn't know. No, no, no, they had creation and they had conscience, telling them that there was a God they needed to look for, seek after. How many people at the great white throne judgment will stand there before a holy God someday? How many? How many of them will say, but I prayed a prayer. No, they're going to realize that day, they did not place their only faith and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ. All men are without excuse, the Bible very clearly says that. In fact, what I think is interesting as we finish this up here at the end of verse 20, being understood by the things that are made even as eternal power and Godhead. In fact, Isaiah talks about God's power. No one, no God compares to God and His power. This goes back to verse 16, it's the power of God unto salvation, His eternal power and Godhead. Within their very being, God shows them there is a triune God. So when these oneness Pentecostals and all of them, when they start talking about there's one God, Jesus, and He's shown Himself three different ways, that's heresy. Deep down in their hearts, if they would recognize it, according to scripture, they know that's heresy. If that's the case, we have a schizophrenic God. I'm sorry, I don't have a schizophrenic God, do you? Because this God talks to Himself. God the Father talks to Jesus, God the Son. He did at His baptism. God the Holy Spirit is not this force from God. He's a person, there's three persons and the one Godhead. I've heard of all kinds of ways to explain the Trinity. You know, it's an apple, the peeling, all of those things, all of those things. No, no, it's like three forms of what? No, no, that's essence. That is not a person. There's three persons in the Godhead. Notice here the Godhead, that's the word I like using for the Trinity now. That's what the Bible uses. In fact, Paul even mentions the Godhead back in Acts 17, remember? It's not, he's not worshiped with man's art. Ah, stand before the Jesus statue. This long haired hippie Jesus, that's art. Man's art. God is not worshiped that way. Some Buddha statue. Some Hindu God. What I think is very interesting is in Hinduism, they have all these millions of gods, but they have three primary gods. Why? Because deep within their nature, they know there's a Godhead with three persons. Of course, the Mormons corrupt that. Gods. We all can become a God. Have our own planet and our own family someday. The Godhead, the triune God. It's very interesting in the Old Testament, it talks about singular and plural pronouns used for God. The Bible very clearly says there is a triune Godhead to whom we're going to give an account someday. The gospel. Can I emphasize strongly, strongly today? The gospel is very clearly presented to us in 1 Corinthians 15. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I'm keeping the 10 commandments to get to heaven. Sorry. Sorry. Can you list them? People can't even list them that are trusting that I'm trying to be a good person to get to heaven. How many times I have heard people preached into heaven. You knew, you knew, and any believer would know, they're absolutely not trusting in Jesus Christ. Yeah, they're in heaven today, all the good things, no, no, no, no, they're in hell today. Just like the rich man who was a Jew. In Luke 16. He would have been a religious rich person, a Jew, and hell lit up his eyes. Why? Because he didn't repent, the end of the chapter. I got wet, church of Christ, I had somebody sprinkle me, pour water on me. All of these things are not ways of salvation. They're not the gospel. Paul even says, God did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel. So let me ask you today, are you trusting in Jesus Christ and him alone as a way of salvation? Not a prayer that you said, all of that, all of that set aside all of those manmade things. Because the bottom line is when you stand at the great white throne judgment someday, God the father is going to ask, in fact, Jesus Christ is going to be the one on the throne. Remember God has committed that judgment to Jesus Christ, the righteous. The question is going to be asked, the books are open. The question is going to be asked, what were you trusting in? Who were you trusting in for eternal life? No one's going to say, they're going to be without excuse. No one's going to say, no one's going to say, but I never knew. No, they had creation, they had conscience. God revealed it, manifested it in them. Everyone knows inside, whether they've been to public school, the university or not, they know that there's a God. Lord, I pray that you'd help us examine our own hearts. Holy Spirit, help us examine our hearts here today. Has everyone here today, Lord, has everyone here? Place their faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone. What Jesus Christ has already done. It's not good works, it's not keeping the law, Paul emphasizes that in Romans. Now baptism, none of those things will save. Repeating a prayer, Lord, I pray that you'd help, help each one to examine their hearts here. Holy Spirit, help us remember that unless we've placed our faith in Jesus Christ, been obedient to the gospel, as Paul says, we have thy wrath, God, upon us, not thy love. Holy Spirit of God, bring application, Lord, help us as believers, help us to believers as believers to check our gospel presentation. We're messing with people's eternal souls. God, forgive us for lack, actually showing a lack of concern in how we present the gospel in Jesus' name. Amen.

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