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Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Fresh Air
"We're speaking with Ruth Graham, a national correspondent for The New York Times, covering religion, faith, and values. She's written recently that many of the political issues dividing the Republican Party are causing deep rifts among white evangelical churches across the country. Many pastors are feeling pressure from parishioners to embrace Donald Trump's unsupported claims about election fraud or even QAnon based conspiracy theories about child predators. Those who don't are losing followers met in some cases, leaving the ministry. In some of these articles that you write about this, you talk about people that are politically conservative. You also use the term theologically conservative. What exactly does that mean? So again, it depends a little bit on the tradition, but I would describe some of the core things there as a really foundational belief in the historical validity of the Bible in the claims about Jesus divinity, a literal resurrection, and you're not just looking at the Bible as a sort of guide book for becoming a nicer person, and you pick and choose what feels right with contemporary sensibilities kind of trumping this what they would describe as a plane reading of the Bible. So it's not necessarily biblical literalism, but it's taking the claims of the Bible very seriously. There's a famous kind of definition of what it means to be an evangelical, it's called the bebbington quadrilateral named after this theologian David bevington. And the four pieces of it are centrality and truth of the Bible, the significance of the story of the crucifixion and the resurrection, the concept of being born again, and then an obligation to activism or service, repelled by that. So we can get into how evangelicalism that still works as an actual description of American evangelicalism, that that's a pretty good definition of theological conservatism. This is a big question, but I'm wondering, I mean, certainly people besides evangelicals are attracted to Donald Trump and to his political views, but it does seem from these stories that white evangelicals are embracing them in a really passionate way..
"Opportunity, I'm going to take advantage of it to the best of my ability. I'm going to glorify you every chance I get. So I'm hoping that the people that are watching understand that you're listening to a man who believes in God who loves God who honors God in every single thing that I do ain't nobody gonna stop me from talking about Jesus. And if somehow I start talking about Jesus on the airways, I want y'all to call in and tell him to fire me. Because I'm not living up to what God has called me to do. Call it 844-900-7243. I want to give an announcement real quick and then I'm gonna get my guest Craig long back on with me so we can continue to talk about these things that are incredibly crucial to the black community. By the
Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on The Way (Audio Podcast)
"And so, okay, so we're going to move on to our next kind of concept, and that is dying in the lord as a blessed and happy time and not a time of warning. And I know that's hard, but everyone who has had a near death experience or really has a strong faith, know that our loved ones have passed on if they're saved, believe in Jesus to a much better place instantly, and it isn't debt they experienced, but it's something more incredible than anything we are the morning actually takes place because of us and us missing them because we're still in the flesh. And that's a real thing, and I'm not taking away from that. At the same time, colonel Mann thinks about things a little bit differently than the spirit man. Oh, he does. He does. The carnal man really doesn't really know much. Exactly. You can't get around the fact that something seismic happened when Jesus came to make the intellect for our sense. That was everything. Everything in the Old Testament is leading up to that moment that bomb moment that went off in the spirit where the son of God with the devil is stupid enough to play an unwitting part in the sacrifice of the lamb of God. And thereby allow him or help him to make the redemption for all of his little ones. From that moment on, it was different. It was very clear in which Jesus was arguing with the pharisees at one point. He actually told them, you know, if anyone who believes in me will never see death. Okay, another thirsty is ridiculing him. And they were seen only in the natural, and they were thinking, okay, this guy says that if they believe in them, they'll live forever. They're in the place. You're not going to. They're going to be immortal. That's not exactly what Jesus was saying. At all. No, nowhere close. What he was actually saying was, is that the process of death? What happens at what we call death when this body stops. Was going to be so profoundly different that it would not even be. It wouldn't be apples and apples or it would be a completely different reality. Absolutely. And these are the pharisees who actually believed in the resurrection, but they believed in it from the standpoint of you could do works to actually be saved and to get eternal life in the resurrection in Jesus. The game changer was, those that believe in me, right? The messiah, but they didn't believe any of that. Right, right. Anything that is the fact that again, going back to what the paradigm looked like, pre atonement. The devil had all the chips at that point because he was holding the father's little ones at knife point. And when a righteous person would die, they would go to that holding place. It was Paradise, but it was under the earth. It was still confinement. And the devil had them all there, at least within ice shot of what at least they were separated from God. That was enough for him. That was enough for him. Right. Absolutely. But that all changed at calvary. Really kind of neat thing about that is and you just mentioned this. The whole Old Testament points forward to the cross. Well, all the New Testament points backwards to the cross and the seismic event you talked about truly as a seismic event that has ripples going backwards in time, forwards in time, and just creates mankind's reality here on earth that unless we get on board with Jesus as being the blessed one we should die in that we're only going to have misery and sadness of separation from God, and the scriptures talk very clearly in revelation and other places that are works follow us so it's not that works are bad. It's just they don't save you. No, they don't. So like when you get up to heaven, you know, it says that, you know, we're going to just tell him that all the things we did in your name were just our duty. Don't get me rewards. And he also talks about giving crowns and rewards and things like that. So this is a big deal. It's like from now on. Well, one of the very first things that Jesus tells John in the book of revelation is that from that point on, when he saw John, he said, I have the keys to death hell and the grave. That's right. He had a minute's possession. Okay, how did that happen? When did that happen? I'll tell you what happened. It happened when he gave the sacrifice and he went down to the kicks and button took some names. And that's right. It wasn't pretty for the devil. That's a bad, bad day for him. And he took the keys to death hell in the grave. And so God has full autonomy over all aspects of life. When Jesus told his disciples, all authority has been given to me, he means all authority. That's right. And so when you die in the lord, when you are redeemed by his holy blood and you are, you can come into covenant with him. Dying for you is not what it will be for someone who has refused life. Right. You remember Jesus, remember he even phrased it many times. Those who enter into life and to absolutely. This is not even really life yet. This is a shadow and a copy of life. This is an assimilation of life. Life is when you have come into a communion with your holy God and you are born again. You are born into life, and that from that moment on. And from now on happens for you. Right. It happens for everyone who takes Jesus into their life. Absolutely. When you cross over, you will not see that what was it? Scepter. The grim Reaper? Yeah, the green beef for the sickle carrying. Homeboy with the hood. Yeah, great. You won't see that guy. Yeah, yeah. You won't see that guy at all. It's hard to say, who will show up and take you home, but you don't get remanded into captivity like before. You go straight to the father. And that is a key thing, and that is the distinguishing factor of the Christian faith, and no other religion on this planet makes this claim. Of the game changer, the seismic event that Jesus brought about when he rose from the dead and died for a stranger to change everything. Absolutely. All right, we're going to go ahead and just do a real quick recap on some of the things we've talked about. And that is patient endurance brings a well deserved rest, and the whole idea was saying you'd have died in the lord and then the next sentence, the Holy Spirit says, yes. Yes. And they will find their rest and their works will come with them. That's right. You can't take anything with you to heaven that you didn't give away here on earth. And what do you give away in your works? Your love, your kindness, your material goods. Those things will follow you. That's right. But they're really no point for bragging, right? No, not at all. And we shouldn't get that way because I know a lot of people get real religious by how much they do. That just got burned up. On your way through. Absolutely. All right, number two was those who are born once will die twice. That means physical death and then death when the Lake of fire comes along. Those of us who are born twice and then die or get born again in the lord will only see one death the physical death that's it, and the second death will never hurt us. Ended serious. Absolutely. Better never born than to have that first scenario. Absolutely. Eternities a long time. Attorneys a long time. Be a part of that. All right, number three, dying in the lord is a blessed and happy time and not a time of mourning. We mourn as being in the flesh because we lose somebody, but we need to remember where they're at if they're in the lord and their works are with them and their finding rest, and they're a.
Voice of the Martyrs' Todd Nettleton on the Story of Richard Wurmbrand
"The story of Richard Verne brund is just unlike anything I had ever heard incredibly moving. He wrote a book called tortured for Christ, and I'm sitting here with the head of the ministry that he started one of the people with the ministry Todd nettleton here from Oklahoma to share about a film that's coming out, Todd, welcome. Thank you. It's great to be with you. Listen, voice of the martyrs, for ever since I've been a believer. I have just been thrilled to know the existence of voice of the martyrs, and when I heard the story of Richard Werner and got to meet him, I couldn't even believe it. I said, this is a living hero who experienced the most wicked persecution imaginable, the communists who are inveterate atheists. They hate God, they hate the people of God. He lived through that and had to love of Jesus in his heart even for those who tortured him. It is unbelievable and there's a book. There's a movie, tell us what is out right now. Well, as you say, he's an amazing hero of the faith. And one of the things I think is so remarkable is Richard managed to keep separate the sin and the sinner. He would often say, you know, I hate communism, but I love communists because Jesus died for them. We need to talk to them about Christ. And so all through 14 years in prison, three years in solitary confinement, tortured again and again and again, he managed to keep that love even for the people who were persecuting him. And so this book, the film, really we want to tell this story to a new generation who maybe isn't familiar with Richard and Sabine ore brand. Frankly, may not be familiar with communism. Right. We want them to know these stories of, like you say, heroes of the faith. Well, people need to know the evilness of evil.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories
"As these events happen, you're going to be arrested, handed over to local councils, beaten in the synagogue, and that's the Jewish version of church outside of the temple, you'll also stand trial before the civil authorities, governors and kings, just because you follow me. But this is a great opportunity, an opportunity to tell the story of Jesus. For the good news, must first be preached to all nations. But Jesus continues, when you're arrested, don't worry about what to say in your trial just say what you hear from the Holy Spirit. For it is not you who will be speaking, but the Holy Spirit. Then Jesus calls for persistence during these times. He warns that there will be familial betrayal, a brother will betray his brother to death. A father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed. Sin will be everywhere. People will hate you because you follow me, Jesus. But Jesus says, the one who endures to the end will be saved, and the good news about the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world. Now Jesus refers to an Old Testament prophet named Daniel. He was among a group of Jewish young men who were taken into captivity by the Babylonians in 6 O 5 BCE, by king, Daniel, and some other young men were selected by the king for special treatment and training to enter the service of the king. Daniel, however, decided he could excel in this training and still served Jehovah God. Jehovah God selected Daniel to share with him visions of the future. Jesus references one of those visions, here are his words. The day is coming when you'll see what Daniel the prophet spoke about. The sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the holy place. Now this is one of those statements that Bible scholars have puzzled about for years, as so let's take this one, but let's take it backwards if you don't mind. The first question is, what is the holy place? Now some think it refers to the holy place in the temple. It's a place in the Jewish temple of Jesus day, where only the high priest can enter. It contains the ark, and other holy objects, though high priest was the only one to go in with this place. He went into this place once a year, and only after some very stringent, ritual purification. This was the place where the glory of Jehovah would reside among his people, so this would have been the holiest place in all places in Jerusalem. What is the object that causes desecration? Some translations call it the abomination of desolation. Nobody really knows what it means. Throughout the history of the Jewish people we find various conquerors who have sought to desecrate the temple, one put a pig in the temple, another place to idols of their deities into the temple. Is this what Jesus and Daniel are referencing? We really don't know..
#38 Holy Week, part 3 - burst 4
"Jesus begins by telling his disciples what signs to look for. The first one is misleading messiahs, don't be misled, he says, there will be impostors come and claim to be messiah. Many people will believe them, then he says you'll hear of wars and rumors of wars. Don't panic, he says, this is just the beginning. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won't follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world, but all of this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. As these events happen, you're going to be arrested, handed over to local councils, beaten in the synagogue, and that's the Jewish version of church outside of the temple, you'll also stand trial before the civil authorities,
Ask Officer Tatum: Does the Bible Call for Christians to Married?
"Love you guys. But the Bible says is best to not marry. You can serve God better, but if you can't control yourself then marry. Well, I don't interpret it that way. I could be wrong. I think that the Bible is illustrating that if it's going to be a distraction to you, it's better for you not to get married. If God has called you to do mission work overseas, and somehow you entering to a committed relationship with a woman that is not okay with you going overseas. And you will begin to have obligation of children. Can you further your mission that God has called you to do if marriage is going to prevent you from doing that, then you need to yield or not get married? However, the Bible does articulate the church and it compares that crisis to hit of the church and the fathers to hit the household. Every single person almost outside of Jesus. Well, how Jesus even got to this point is because men were involved in relationships with women in the lineage from David all the way down to the lineage of Jesus Christ, even Mary and Joseph were married in a relationship. So I think that God is instructing us to be married. It's the best opportunity for us to be successful to be to be married. But if God has called you to do some emeritus is going to distract you, it's better that you don't waste your time and not fulfill the call and God has had on your
Michael Knowles: Why Catholic Support for the Right to Life Is Lagging
"Michael Knowles, host of the daily wires, the Michael Knowles show, everybody check that out. Michael, welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. It is great to be with you, man. Thanks for having me. Well, it's great to have you on the show all the time. I mean, it's great to have an apostate Catholic, be able to explain these horrendous poll numbers. I was like, Michael, you got some splaining to do my friend. Got this plane. Catholics, according to pew, you got 48% of Catholics that believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. So that's 48 to 47%. What the heck is going on right now? Well, it's very sad, but the reason that you see that is because Joe Biden calls himself a Catholic. Nancy Pelosi calls herself a Catholic. The Cuomo family has called themselves Catholics. They don't ascend to the teachings of the Catholic Church, but they were raised Catholic. Maybe they went to church on Sunday sometimes. And so they take it on as a kind of cultural identity. In a similar way that Jews will do this. Jews being an ethnicity and a religion will say I'm Jewish, even if they don't believe anything about the Jewish religion and they don't follow any of the practices. I have a sort of personal connection to this in that I was raised a cradle Catholic. I was, we have infant baptism, that's one of the reasons that people will keep this identity even if they don't actually practice the religion. And I went away. I fell away from the faith for about ten years. And I came back to it, and I came back to it in a very gradual way. And I came back to it through certain Protestant thinkers and through certain actually not even not Christian thinkers, and then I was convinced God exists. And then I was convinced Jesus is who he says he is, and that I was convinced that the Catholic Church really is the Catholic Church. And so I came back to it with all the zeal of a revert. All the zeal of a convert. And it drives me crazy because it take, for example, Joe Biden, who says he's Catholic, he goes, I believe he receives communion at mass, he is in a state of grave and unrepentant sin. He is supporting abortion in a very public way. He is committing the sin of scandal. He is committing all sorts of skins. And the scandal here is that he's leading the flock astray and it's a real risk. When Christ says, it's not going to go very well for those of you who lead the little ones astray. It's just thinking about that verse. Millstones and all of that. That's what we're talking about here. We're actually not even really talking about
How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God With Frank Turek
"Folks, I'm excited. I get to talk to a friend of mine, Frank turret. He has written a book with his son, evidently, Frank Turk has written a book with Zach turret. It's called Hollywood heroes, brand new book, Hollywood heroes, how your favorite movies reveal God Frank Turk. Welcome to the program and how does young Frankenstein reveal God? It's always great being with you, Eric. What a question. I always want to start out with a real jerk question. This is a Frankenstein book because it's my son and I together doing it, and he's actually now 34 years old in the air force. And already seminary grad, and he's a movie buff. So he said, dad, we got to do a book on movies, how they all point to the ultimate hero Jesus. They said, we're on. Let's do it. Well, a good movie, you know, has to conform to the laws of reality and to the laws of narrative and whatever. And there's no way you escape pointing to God since he's the author of reality. But most people don't know that, which is why you wrote a book about it called Hollywood heroes. Exactly. And we go through the big superhero movies, Eric, we're going through Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Star Wars Wonder Woman, and they all point to the ultimate hero Jesus. Superman's in there as well, by
The Only Way America Can Be Healed Is by Turning to Christ
"Let's go to Linda in North Carolina. Linda, welcome to Carl Jackson prime time. You got the mic. Thank you, Carl. So good to speak with you. I've been listening to you I've never heard of you before. And let's now nanny 4.5. But the thing that I love about you the most, I believe you have a very personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. You know, knowing Jesus is like, I tell people, you know, we knew our president Reagan and we know our president Donald Trump, but we don't know them personally and intimately. But when we get to know Jesus, the Jesus, the real Jesus of the Bible, we know him personally and intimately his character becomes our character. And I sense that in your spirit and also one little word will send that what's wrong with our nation, and I've got a little thing to say, sin will take you further than you want to go. San will continue longer than you want to say. And seeing more call you more than you want to pay. A little children's school. Sandy's going upside run to the craft. I had a picture of a cross and mama and daddy in the bottom. And even in my church today, the young man has grown that was in my San Diego class. He said in a church where an Christian school and he asked him, he said, what Bible are you reading from? And he was the only one that did, he said, mom bobbled doesn't say that. But you know, we're walking Bible. America, even before The Walking Dead, we got people that are dead walking around dead. And so the cows they're dead in sins and trespasses. And the only way America can be healed is for 18° water turn to Christ to get to know him personally. And that his character becomes your character.
Astronaut Charlie Duke Is a Man of Faith
"Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to general Charlie duke who 50 years ago today, walked on the surface of the moon. Before we go farther, Charlie, you're a man of faith. When did that happen in your life? It was not during the time that we're talking about 50 years ago was subsequent to that. Yes. It did. I get a question a lot. Said, going to the moon change your life. It did not. But I came back. I'd always believed in God. We were church doors, took our family every Sunday to our little Episcopal Church and report Texas anyway, but I was frustrated. I was 36 when I landed on the moon, and now climbed a ladder of success now what I had no peace, a marriage was falling apart. And fortunately, some people came to, in 1975, some people came to our little parish church, and they started talking about Jesus. Personal testimony. In an Episcopal Church, that's unheard of. Back then, it was okay. But not right now, it's hard. But. My wife listen intently. And she was on the verge of suicide. And this was in October 1975. And she heard these people and she realized I've tried everything in my life, but Jesus. And so after the weekend was over, she went in a bedroom prey. More Jesus, if you realize I gave you my life, if you're not, I want to die. Well, Jesus came into our life. He's alive in two months later, I watched a change from sadness to joy.
The Slippery Slope of the Transgender Rights Issue
"You mentioned during the pandemic that suddenly parents got an opportunity via Zoom to look into really what their child was because now instead of asking the teacher they're turning to mom and dad and asking these questions and then we saw the transgender movement in what they were doing with our athletes of saying wait a minute the guy can compete against a girl and just the total unfairness of that lack of justice in that has been the thing that has caused the American people to rise up, moms and dads to say, no, wait a minute. You're not going to do that to my kid. So I think again, that they overplayed their hand in interjected that now into the workplace. Yeah, I mean, look, I always say this before I go into the trans issue. I don't recognize a lot of this nonsense around this issue. But I want the best for all people. We're all made in the image of God. I want nothing more than people that are living under this delusion internally to try to find Jesus Christ and realize that they are living under a delusion. And they need grace and compassion. However, like we could sort that out, we could have your own opinions on that. I'm not going to call you by your pronouns. If I see something different, like I'm not going to play that game. So however, I will say this though, regardless of all of that, the whole kind of bargain around the trans thing was supposed to be like, let us live our life and you live yours and we'll leave each other alone, right? That was kind of the whole thing. And so the personal opinions aside, it kind of sounded fair. Like, okay, you could obviously wear a dress in your own home, you could wear a dress publicly. We're not going to stop you, whatever, okay? That was kind of the way. Now, how naive, right? We were so naive to believe that all of a sudden this was going to be the end of it. And so what happens next? Will you have the 462nd best swimmer in the country who's a man who transitions to be a woman and then wins the NCAA championship, therefore disenfranchising the other women in the NCAA championship, right? And we're supposed to put up with this. And so someone asked me, well, Charlie, what do you think the solution to that is? Well, I think the solution is pretty simple, right? Which is, you know, make the person compete against their own biological sex. He could think he's a woman all day long, but you still got to compete against men like your own delusion is not my problem, right?
Miss Kay Robertson Shares a Powerful Story About Her Husband Phil
"Back. I'm talking to miss K Robertson and Lisa Roberts in the book his sister roar and miss K, you just said something. I know you told me this story before, but I can't believe it. You said that your husband Phil, the duck commander, he was so bad, this is it right at the beginning of your marriage, that he threw you and the kids out of the house. He needed some peace because you were nothing but trouble, obviously. Yes, because I was preaching at this at 27. I really, you know, my Jesus and lord of my life. Before I was a small kid, I didn't exactly know what it meant, but I became a Christian, and I just, you know, I tried to suddenly say thanks and not me, but that's what we got. I was being a holy role or something. He didn't like it. So that's when he put us out and I'll never forget it was a rainy night and I had a boat swag and man three little boys piled every time we could get in a Volkswagen and we went to his brother's house and I asked his brother we stay there because feel put us out and he said only one night, only one night you can stay and I was like, okay and then I said, mind if I only one night because I didn't think I'd ever done anything to offend you and he said, hey, it's not you at all. I'm scared to fail. That's what he said. I'm scared of him. So I said, okay, so I can to the present time we live in now and went to the church, the big church that we got to. And I just told him, I said, I need help, you know? And we got in a little apartment, it was paid by what you make. And I already made 250,000 a month. So that's all I had. And me and the boys, we just prayed for him every day, and they got on the bus, probably it's called the pink buses and if you invite the neighbors, like, come, so it really helped my kids with their loss of not having their daddy. But we prayed for him. We prayed for him and then quickly to end this. He came to my work at a lunchtime, and I was coming in from lunch and my girlfriend said, oh no, there's fail and he's lucky he's laying on his steering wheel. She said, what do you think? And I said, I don't know, but I've got to face it and she said, what if what if he's got a gun in his future? I said, well, you've been watching too much. But number two is, you just watch from here and make sure nothing happens to me. So I go out there and he had been crying, and I've never seen Phil cry. You know, big tough man. You know, cry. And so he said, I'm sorry. He said, I love my family. I can't live without my family. And I just can't eat, and I can't sleep, and he said, I want you. I want you back, and I'm sorry about what I did, all those ten years and I said, Bill, this was my heart was going about a hundred miles an hour. And I said, let me tell you something. You can't do it by yourself. You've said a hundred times you were going to quit. And you didn't. And he said, well, I need to talk to somebody, and I said, well, I've got somebody lined up. It was a preacher at the church where I went. And he had this one time in the beer joint. Phil's baby sits your body men there, and he talked to film 5th day. Have you ever been drunk? And I preacher said, yes, I have. He said, but not lightly, and he said, no Phil, not since I come to Jesus.
Kevin McCullough Describes the Ukraine Refugee Crisis
"We've got a lot to talk about with our friend Kevin McCullough AKA both shadows. But Kevin, I want to talk to you about the horror in the Ukraine. There are 11 million refugees and you and I know that CSI is a great organization. They're helping the refugees. We are partnering with them. I'm telling people, please go to metaxas talk dot com. Please help the refugees. This is horrible stuff, folks. We need to do something. Well, Eric, just picture for you. And by the way, this is just another reason why people should be very fired up for the elections this year. Our foreign policy has turned into complete mush. And when there are when there are international crises taking place, we have taken the seat at the back of the bus, literally. We've said we don't want to be involved like Joe Biden, people, they're just absent these conversations. And when he does try to call people, they don't take his calls. Partly for this reason. But when you're talking about the Ukraine refugee crisis, 11 million displaced people and more than half of them now bleeding over into the NATO countries that border Ukraine. You're talking about the largest displacement of people since World War II. And we haven't seen anything like this in very, very long time. And the idea that there's all these different political pronouncements about Russia and Ukraine, all the rest of it. This is inarguable. The victims of this are largely mothers and children. Because the fathers put them on the train, sent them west. They stayed behind in mariupol and in Kyiv and in car cave. And those places to try to fight Putin off and to try to keep their home their home. So you've got from a biblical standpoint, Eric, when Jesus was asked, what does it mean to be truly your follower? And he said to feed widows and orphans, this is literally what that is. Not all the husbands and fathers have died. But functionally, these families don't have husbands and dads.
Roe v. Wade Overturned Returns the Right to States
"I wish abortion were illegal Candidly I wish it did that But that's not what it does Because what I want doesn't alter reality It will simply turn the decision of abortion legislation back over to states I mean do you want to be lie to you Do you pride yourself on being stupid all the time To the leftist trying to rile up their base Is this your thing Like on your CV is line number one I'm a tier one level a whole liar This is what I do You're just lying to people That is not true I wish it were true I wish it were We would save millions more lives But that's not what's going to happen Stop lying My gosh Stop lying For once just cut the bullshit and stop lying That is not what is going to happen You are going to have radical far left states dominated by Democrats like Illinois Maryland New York California and Hawaii that are going to pass ridiculous pro abortion laws of encouraging termination of life in the womb up till the day of the birth I believe me I wish that were the case I pray to my lord and save your Jesus Christ every day that people wake up to the abomination of this horror of mass extermination of life in the womb I pray every day but because I pray that doesn't mean it's real right now It is not It is not going to make abortion illegal Stop lying
#37 Holy Week, part 2 - burst 2
"So Jesus continues. In the fair cycle tradition of being picky about the law, they were also picky about their ties to the temple. These religious leaders were careful to tie even the smallest of their herb garden harvests, but they ignored the board important parts of the law, justice, mercy, faith, all of these are important, but you strain your water so you don't drink a gnat, but you swallow a camel. Now that's the saying, maybe you've heard before. Let me see if I can explain it to you. Part of its literal, and part of it is figurative. Both Nats and camels are forbidden food to the Jewish people. And yes, the religious leaders would strain their water to keep from accidentally swallowing an at, Jesus says yes, you would do this, but it being so picky or ignoring the more important things thus you swallow a camel. Jesus
A highlight from #37 Holy Week, part 2
"One of the teachers of the law heard this exchange and heard Jesus reply, so he poses his own question. Of all the commandments he says, which is the most important. Jesus gives him a straight answer. He replies, the most important commandment is this. Listen O Israel. The lord our God is the one and only lord. And you must love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important. Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these. This impresses the teacher of the law, well said teacher, he says, you have spoken the truth by saying that there is only one God, and no other, and I know it's important to love him with all my heart and all my understanding in all my strength, and to love by neighbors myself.
#37 Holy Week, part 2 - burst 1
"Now, as I said, Jesus answering questions which have been posed to him by the religious leaders of the day, and while they don't realize they're doing it, they're following a tradition which is part of the Passover. During Passover, each person offers a lamb to be sacrificed. That lab must be absolutely perfect. No flaws of any kind. Part of the Passover ritual is the inspection of the lamps, the priest would examine the lab for imperfections prior to sacrifice. Now, if you recall, Jesus was proclaimed to be the lamb of God by John the Baptist very early in Jesus ministry, so the questions which are being posed to Jesus by the religious leaders are there examination of the lamp.
How to Respond to the Transgenderism Argument
"I had a question concerning the transgender argument. What do I ask my peers in order to basically shut down their transgender argument? And what reasons are to shut down the transgender argument? Yes, sir. If they bring it up. Sure. So it's a great question. So at the root of the transgender argument is a belief that you're feelings can dictate your reality. That is the basis of transgenderism. It is also a rejection of the absolute description of actually who you are as a person, right? So in order to properly expose the fraud of transgender movement or transgenderism, we must apply that to other facets of life, right? So if you can choose your gender, can you choose your age? If you could choose your gender, can you choose your species? Now, people might say, well, Charlie, those things are red herring arguments. They don't have anything to do with it. Of course they do. These are certifiable mental conditions that people have where they think they're younger than they actually are. Should a 50 year old who thinks that he's 50 year old should be able to compete in a youth soccer league with 8 year olds just because he feels that way. So at the core of transgenderism and I'm not making light of it, we should have compassion. We want Jesus for all these people. We want help and treatment for these people is a mental condition. Believing you are a separate gender than you are assigned from birth is called gender dysphoria.
The Power of Honoring the Sabbath
"Just wanted to ask as I've gotten more and more involved in politics and watching podcasts. I listen to two or three podcasts today. Option times. How do you keep your heart from getting hardened and wanting to be Jesus flipping over the tables, but like 24/7. Yeah, well, that's a great question. I'll give you a biblical answer to it. Last July, I was having a very difficult time. So with this. So I do three podcasts a day. I do three hours of radio a day. I spoke at 330 places last year on the road. We have 250 people on staff, got to raise a bunch of money, plus I got to deal with all the fun people The New York Times trying to destroy my life every single day, right? Amongst other things. So it's a lot, right? And not to mention, not exactly an uplifting news cycle, the last year and a half, right? It's just another kind of awful thing that one of the other. And I was talking to a pastor friend of mine in New York City. I was telling him this. And he just asked me, said, are you honoring the Sabbath? I said, no, I like I'm kind of doing a Sabbath ish thing, right? Kind of very, you know. And he said, you should really consider it. And so I did. And so every Friday night, I took a Jewish Sabbath. I turned my phone off completely. I'm unreachable, unreachable by the world. And from Friday night to Saturday night. And so I started doing it. It was really hard at first, but I just do it religiously, regardless of where I am. No one can contact me. No one can. And I just read a take notes, whatever. And it's been an unbelievable blessing.
Like Eve We Are Seduced by Instant Gratification
"So like eve in the garden, we, too, are susceptible to the notion that God if he exists is bent on spoiling our fun. I swear young people are told. Well, you don't want to get involved in that kind of religious stuff. He certainly don't want to get entertained. The notion of Jesus or becoming a Christian, those people are dead beats. That's the most miserable life you could ever know. Come and join us. And like eve, most of us are attracted to the notion of immediate gratification. Get it all now. Do you remember the credit card? I can't remember which company it was, but they had a wonderful buy line. It was taken a waiting out of wanting. Take no waiting, I would have wanted. Does that appeal? Of course it does. Oh, I like to have that purse. We'll take the waiting. I would have wanted. We can do that for you. Put the thing in, bring the thing out, and walk out with it. It's as easy as that.
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"Right way to live, but you didn't believe him, while tax collectors and prostitutes did, and even when you saw this happening, you refused to believe him, and repent of your sins. Then he follows up with another story. A man plants a vineyard. He dresses it up nicely with a fence, a wine press, even a Rex of watchtower. Then he turns it over to his farm hands, and he goes on a trip. The time of harvest comes, so he sends a servant to collect the profits from the vineyard. But the farm hands grab the cervix, beat him up, send him away empty handed. Another servant was sent. He was abused and sent away. A third servant was sent, and he was killed. This went on and on, many servants were sent some were beat up some killed. Finally the man says, I'll send my only son. Surely, they will respect my son. But the farm hand saw an opportunity. They said, this is the air. If we kill him, we can have all this for ourselves. So he was killed and thrown out of the vineyard. What do you suppose the owner of the vineyard will do? Jesus asks, I'll tell you he will come and kill those farmers at least the vineyard to others. Then he quotes scriptures, he quotes from the psalms, with this preface. Haven't you read this? The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the lord's doing, and it is wonderful to see. Then Jesus gets to his point, remember he's talking to the religious leaders of the day. I tell you the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit, any one who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush any one it falls on. The leaders listen to this parable, and realize that Jesus is talking about them, they wanted to arrest him, but were afraid of the crowds who considered Jesus a prophet. But this doesn't stop, Jesus. He continues with another parable about the Kingdom of Heaven. He says this can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepares a wedding feast for his son. The banquet is ready in the servants are sent out to let those who are invited, come. But no one would come. Other servants were sent out. The food is ready, come and eat. But the invitees ignored the request and went about their businesses, some even killed the servants sent to tell the news..
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"The crowd who had come for the Passover heard that Jesus was on his way, so they take palm branches and go out to meet him, shouting, praise God, blessings on the one who comes in the name of the lord. Hail to the king of Israel, and his Jesus comes to Beth page a Bethany towns on the mount of olives, he sends to disciples ahead of him with instructions to get a young donkey that no one has ever written. They are to bring the donkey to him. If someone questions their taking the donkey, they're simply to say the lord needs it. The donkey is probably at the home of some one that Jesus knows. Matthew reminds us when he tells us this story that it is a fulfillment of a prophecy by zachariah, tell the people of Jerusalem. Look your king is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey, riding, on a donkey's cult. John, in his narrative, says that even though the disciples were watching this prophecy being fulfilled before their very eyes, they didn't understand until after Jesus was glorified, we'll talk about what that means later, in a future episode. The disciples find the donkey just as Jesus had told them, and they were questioned and allowed to take the donkey when they replied as Jesus and instructed them. They bring the donkey to Jesus, put a garment on it for him to sit upon. As Jesus rides along, people put their clothing on the road ahead of him, as they started down the mount of olives, his followers began shouting and singing and praising Jehovah God for the miracles they had witnessed. They sang blessed is the king who comes in the name of the lord, peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. This outcry prompts some of the pharisees in the crowd to ask Jesus to rebuke his followers, but Jesus tells them that if they were quiet, the stones along the road would break out into praise. As he approaches Jerusalem, upon seeing the city, Jesus begins to weep. He laments how I wish today that you, of all people, would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes. He goes on to describe what will happen in the future to this great city which he loves. He says that Jerusalem's enemies will lay siege to the city. They were crushed the city to the ground, not leaving a single stone in place, because he says you did not recognize it, when God visited you. Indeed, about 30 years later the Roman army invaded Israel, laid siege to the city of Jerusalem and destroyed it, and the temple, just as predicted by Jesus. Jesus arrives in Jerusalem. The city is in an uproar, asking the question who is this? The crowds respond with the affirmation that this is Jesus the prophet from Nazareth and Galilee, some of this crowd had seen the resurrection of Lazarus, and were telling others about this miracle, and for this reason the crowd swarmed out to C Jesus. This upsets the pharisees, there's nothing we can do, they said, look, everyone has gone after him. Jesus goes up to the temple, he looks around at everything, but it's late in the afternoon, so he returns to Bethany, with the apostles, to spend the night. And, with the end of the day for Jesus and as apostles, will end our story there until next episode..
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"This two pleases the king, the servant is given governorship over 5 cities. At third servant gives his reward, and it's not a very good report. Master, I hid your money and kept it safe. I was afraid because you are a hard man to deal with, taking what isn't yours and harvesting crops you didn't plant. This upsets the king drew tremendously. You wicked servant. Your own words could deem you. If you knew that I'm a hard man who takes what is at mine and harvests crops I didn't plant, why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, at least I would have gotten some interest on it. Then the king turns to his other servants and ordered that this money be given to the one who has earned the most return on his money. Some object, but master already has a large amount. The king replies, yeah, but those who use well what they are given even more will be given, but from those who do nothing even what little they have will be taken away. Then he adds as for those who don't want me to be king, bring them here, and execute them, right in front of me. We're about a week away from the Passover celebration. Remember this is a major festival for the Jewish people, as they remember their ancestors, being saved from slavery in Egypt. So, many come up to Jerusalem before the time of the celebration for a ceremonial cleansing. They are looking for Jesus. In fact, they're asking each other, what do you think? He will come to pass over, Willie? The leading priests of pharisees have a different agenda. They ordered the baby one who saw Jesus must report it, so that he could be arrested. 6 days before Passover, Jesus comes to Bethany, to Simon, the former lepers home. Martha served a dinner for him, both Lazarus and Mary are there, and of course, Simon is there, too. Mary took a jar of expensive perfume, made from nard to anoint Jesus. It was made from the roots of the nard plant, imported from India. It was very expensive, and Mary poured this perfume over Jesus head, and on his feet she wiped his feet with her hair, not a usual practice for a woman in this time, and the house was filled with the fragrance of the nard..
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"In our last episode, Jesus went to the home of a hated tax collector, where is Jesus put it, Salvation has come to this home today. Then, as he was leaving that city, Jesus encountered a blind man named bartimaeus. He heals him, creating praise for Jehovah, as the crowd was listening to what Jesus was teaching, and as he was near Jerusalem, he tells another story a parable. One of the misconceptions people had about Jesus was that he would establish an earthly kingdom from Jerusalem, overthrowing the rule of the Roman Empire. He needs to dispel them of that notion, he uses this story which is based on current events of the day to let people know that they did not have the right perception of his purpose at this time, so here's that story. He says a noble man was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king, and then to return to his land. Before he left, he called ten of his servants together and gave them the equivalent of about three months wages. He told them invest this for me, while I'm gone. But there was a group of people who did not want this noble man to be their king, so they followed him to appeal to the ruler over all the land, not to appoint the noble man. Now, this event is similar to what has recently occurred in their own country. Herod the great has passed away, his son archelaus went to Rome to be appointed king over Judea, and yes, there was a delegation which followed him to visit the Roman Emperor, and ask that archelaus not be appointed king. They did succeed in their request, by the way. So this story would have sounded familiar to his listeners, so let's go back to the story. So the noble man is crowned king. He returns to his land, calls.
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"God results in a lack of eternal rewards. Yes there is recognition now but there are no eternal heavenly rewards. Some earthly will rewards helped to keep this podcast going thanks to narration by george supporting this podcast with a featured audio book for this episode for this episode. We feature seasons of change by michael gardner in this dystopia environment. The us economy and the government have collapsed. Ruthless incorrupt leaders have taken over forcing people into labor caps. Michael hides in the woods in north georgia only to be joined by a throng of people seeking the same refuge. He teaches them to survive and helps to lead this throng out of danger to safety in the west. There's some exciting challenges as they travel west. Are they going to make it. Well find out in seasons of change. You can find this book at narration by george dot com slash books. That's narration by george dot com slash books. Jesus gives his listeners..
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"Finally we asked for protection. Help us not to give into temptations when they come but rescue us for the one who brings the temptation the evil one. This is language which refers to satan. Jesus closes the prayer with this statement. If you forgive those who sin against you your heavenly father will forgive you but if you refuse to forgive others your father will not forgive your sins. In other words our failure to forgive others means that the father jehovah. God will not extend forgiveness to you and me. This of course makes forgiveness of others really essential to the times when we need the same forgiveness. Jesus has talked about giving and prayer. And now he turns to fasting. What is fasting. in the time of jesus. Fasting was going without food usually to focus. On prayer the pharisees fasted twice a week and made sure that everyone around them knew it. So jesus says and when you fast don't make it obvious as the hypocrites do for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. That admiration will be their only reward instead of acting this way. Jesus says to clean up. Look presentable that only your father will know if you fast. Since he sees this he will reward you so jesus is challenging his listeners. And you and me to be totally honest. And transparent with our father jehovah. God repeatedly in this passage. He tells us that our father sees everything. And in seeing this honesty will reward us a lack of honesty or posturing before jehovah..
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"This of course assumes that his listeners will indeed engage in each of these worship activities and for each activity he will also refer to hypocrites that this means exactly what you and i understand hypocrites to be people who act one way while believing another as i said earlier he will also use the term. Your father when he refers to jehovah. God so listen for these terms as we go through these warnings from jesus he starts out this way when you give to someone in need. Don't do as the hypocrites do blowing trumpets. The synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity in judaism. At this time. There were nine. Mandatory gift categories. That were to be given. There were four gift categories. The were optional. Pharisees believed that gives to these four optional categories triggered special blessings or rewards from jehovah. God but jesus says that when gifts are made with great fanfare bringing attention to the giver that giver has already received his reward so instead give to the needy in private. Then your father he says will reward you. He continues when you pray. Don't be like the hypocrites who loved to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them just like in the giving warning before public. Praying for public show doesn't lead to a reward from jehovah god. The recognition for the show is the recognition. Now he says pray and private so your father who sees you will reward you. I like the wording from the message. Find a quiet secluded place so you won't be tempted to role play before god. Just be there as simply an honestly as you can manage and when you pray he says don't bobble on and on the pagans believed that words held magical powers certain words would be repeated to evoke that power. But jesus says your father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him. Then jesus gives the words to a model prayer. We usually call this. The lord's prayer here is the prayer in twenty first century english. Our father in heaven may your name be kept holy. May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need and forgive us our sins as we have forgiven. Those who sit against us and don't let us yield to temptation but rescue us from the evil one. Many churches many people use this prayer. Literally they pray these words to father some do not but the elements which are a part of this prayer gives us a structure to us as we talk to jehovah god. It starts with the address to our father. I can't a revolutionary concept for jesus listeners they would not have considered addressing jehovah in this way but jesus is calling for recognizing that he jehovah are looking for a relationship with us even so that name of the father is to be kept holy to be honored. it is not to be used flippantly or to become a curse or even a mild expression of frustration. Then jesus calls for us to pray for the kingdom of god to come soon while the kingdom that jesus has been talking about and will say more about is coming. It hasn't fully arrived. We honor jehovah. God when we do his will. So jesus asks that we pray for the fathers will to be done here on earth just like it is in heaven then. Jesus invites us to express our gratefulness to jehovah god for our good. We then begged forgiveness for our sins those times when we disobey the law as we beg forgiveness. We also extend the forgiveness to those who have wronged us..
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"People thought that if you were to love your neighbor than the opposite should also be true. Jesus turns that on its head. We are to love and pray for those. We might call our enemies that means we're being like jesus true children of your father in heaven then. Jesus reminds us that the gift of sunlight and rain come to everyone. Even those who are evil and unjust. If you love only those who love you well anyone can do that. Even a tax collector. If you're kind only to your friends you're just like everyone else anyone can do that. We are to go beyond loving those who love us to love our enemies. Do good to them. He says linda them. Without expecting to be repaid. As a result your reward from heaven will be very great and you will truly be acting as children of the most high for. He is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. Jesus caps all of this with the statement as recorded by luke. You must be compassionate. Just as your father is compassionate. And he is talking about jehovah god as father. In other words just as jehovah gifts everyone with life and all that is required to sustain it. Light food rain. We are to be the same way to everyone whether we call him. Friend acquaintance or enemy. They are worthy of our love matthews. Wording for this statement is a little different but you were to be perfect even as your father in heaven imperfect in this context perfect means grownup or mature. I like the way. This is summarized in eugene. Peterson's the message in a word. What i'm saying is grow up your kingdom subjects. Now live like it live out. Your god created identity live generously and graciously toward others. The way god lives toward you..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories
"He starts by reminding his listeners. That the law allowed for a man to divorce his wife with justin easy pronouncement a certificate. This was a private matter. Not a civil proceeding but jesus is saying that just because such a divorce could easily be done. Does it mean it should be done at all. He reminds listeners that a divorced for no reason is essentially not a divorce at all. The woman becomes an adulterous whenever she might remarry at an roman law a woman was required to remarry within eighteen months of the divorce with this teaching. Jesus was raising the standard for divorce calling us to morality and to protecting the women in this population. But how does it protect women. In the first century an unmarried woman was not allowed a position in society which would allow her to be gainfully employed or to make money. She was dependent about a husband or other male in our family to provide for her. By limiting the instances of divorce jesus insuring there would be fewer divorced single women. Jesus then moose to the subject vows you have also heard. He says that our ancestors were told. You must not break your vows. You must carry out the vows. You make to the lord. But i say do not make any vows. That's a vast departure from what this culture saw the pharisees those considered the most righteous used vows of all kinds to create legal technicalities to avoid commit but s- so jesus uses the examples of pharisaical vows. Don't swear by heaven or by earth or by jerusalem or by ahead. Now we don't make vows that way in our world maybe there's a vowel made on my mother's grave or by the beard of bahama. If you're muslim jesus telling us that we should need vows of any sort are yes should be a simple. Yes that we really mean something that we have committed to do. Our no should be the same way. Jesus is calling us to truth telling next jesus moves into some really difficult to obey territory now. All of these commands are difficult. The next two are very anti-cultural in anytime he says here's another old saying that deserves a second look eye for eye tooth for tooth. Is that going to get us anywhere. Here's what i propose. Don't hit back at all if someone strikes you stand there and take it. Then he goes on beyond that. If someone sues you give him what he wants and more and he uses the example of a roman soldier who legally demands you carry his gear for a mile. Jesus says that when that happens go two miles. That's where we get the expression about going the extra mile then. He closes this section by saying give to those who ask and don't turn away from those who want to borrow in other words when someone attacks you and your honor asks more of you than they should or begs from you when that happens. Don't strike back. Give and give generously. Jesus calls his followers to be peaceful and service oriented. Give more than expected. Serve more than expected. Then luke records this statement due to others as you would like them to do to you. We call this. The golden rule treat others the same way that we want to be treated then in his final comparison of the law with his teachings. Jesus explains what he expects. With regard to those we might call enemies he says you have heard the law that says love your neighbor and hate your enemy but i say love your enemies pray for those who persecute you that way. You will be acting as true children of your father in heaven. The law told the jews to love your neighbor but it never said to hate your enemy that was a corollary that was extrapolated from the command to love your neighbor in other words..
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"Of talking about jesus teaching known as the sermon on the mount. If you jumping into this podcast now the sermon on the mount teaching began with jesus story number twelve entitled the new way of thinking. You might want to go back to catch up with that episode and episode thirteen before listening to this episode reason. We're right in the middle of some teaching. That may not make any sense. If you just jump into the middle of the sermon in our last episode jesus finished up the teaching of the beatitudes and then challenged his listeners. To examine their influence on the world at large then he began talking about his relationship. To the law. The pharisees and the teachers of the law thought that jesus actions were about destroying the law. But jesus says he's come to accomplish its purpose. The jesus began looking at six commands from the law and explaining what true righteousness would look like. We looked at the first two of those commands. He started by talking about the command. Do not murder explaining that anyone who is mad at his neighbor is subject to judgment. Jesus calls us to reconciliation. Then he moved to do not commit adultery. Explaining that lust equals adultery. He calls us to purity. You see in both of these and in the commands to come. Jesus focusing on the condition of the heart of his followers. Do you love your neighbor. What is your attitude toward others. This theme continues in jesus teaching. He reminds listeners of the teaching on divorce. Founded the book of deuteronomy. You have heard the law that says a man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce. During this time there were two schools of thought about divorce in one school. Divorce only occurred if there was some indecency usually sexual in nature. The other school allowed for divorce for any reason. The second school was the norm of the first century. Jesus will talk more about this issue later but for now he has a specific point to make that relates to the other points..
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"Don't go to bed with another spouse but don't think you preserve your virtue simply by staying out of bed. Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices they. Also corrupt purity is a matter of the heart. Like loving your neighbor a topic which will be addressed more specifically next week. Jesus then goes on to say that. If you're i is the problem you'll need to gouge gadget out or if your hand causes you to said cut it off throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body that for your whole body to be thrown into hell as we proceed through. Jesus teaching we'll hear more statements of hyperbole like this here. Jesus is just pointing out the importance of purity and kingdom life in both of these commands. Jesus references hell. So let's talk about jesus stories episodes foreign eight. We talked a little about hell. We said that it was a place created for satan and his angels. This word translated as hell in the book of matthew actually refers to a garbage dump outside of jerusalem. It was always burning. Smoldering probably as the refuse was being consumed. It was a place that was disgusting. Unpleasant fire is an image of punish. But that is used at both the old testament and new testament. For those who disobey jehovah so this garbage dump represents the ultimate destination for those who are disobedient to jehovah and that is the point. jesus baking. there is punishment for disobedience to joe hosver and that's our stopping point for this week next week. We'll continue with. Jesus teaching he talks to us about divorce. Keeping vows revenge and love..
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"But jesus says that he is there to fulfill or accomplish the purpose of the law. Jesus saw the law as vital to the kingdom of god. He says not. Even the smallest detail of god's law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. You cannot ignore the law and you cannot teach others to ignore the law unless you want to be the least in the kingdom the greatest will not only keep the law but teach others to do so as well then he says. But i warn you unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of the law. And the pharisees you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. This would have been shocking statement to his listeners. The pharisees and the teachers of the law were considered to be the most righteous of all people around to meet this standard would mean that no one would be able to enter the kingdom of god. Jesus would use the next. Several statements to further clarify himself. He would explain what true righteousness is supposed to look like narration by george dot com features an audio book for each episode of jesus stories. This episodes audio book is an adventure entitled undeserved favor by john yell ex green beret and recluse. Frank ballard is commissioned to fulfill the last wishes of his murdered parents or were they murdered his inquiry. Disturbs sub government authorities unaccustomed to the powers of prayer faith and belief. You'll find this book and audio samples by visiting narration. By george dot com slash books. Click on the icon for this selection undeserved favor or click on the link in the show. Knup's so what does true. Righteousness really look like in his next teaching. Jesus will contrast six teachings from the law. With the teaching. Of the pharisees and the jewish teachers of the law he will start a law with you have heard or some variation of that statement then he will conclude with but i say to clarify the teaching that god really intended. I want you to note to things about these comparisons first jesus is in quitting himself with giove-a. This is not his first time to do this. And it won't be the last. But jesus message is clear. I am the son of jehovah. Come to earth for you. Secondly all of the amplification of the law will challenge. Our hearts do our hearts match our actions. He starts with the command. You shall not murder. This is of course one of the ten commandments. Remember we said that jehovah gave moses laws. While up on mount sinai. The incident as recorded in the book of exodus starts with a list of commandments..
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"Now address misconceptions. That are already cropping up about his ministry since jesus has shown that he will work quote unquote on the sabbath. His disciples might believe what the jewish leaders are saying that jesus is breaking the law of jehovah and thus could not be the one who has come from heaven. He leads with this statement. Don't misunderstand why i have come. I did not come to abolish the law of moses or the writings of the prophets. No i came to accomplish their purpose. Jesus refers to the law of moses and the writings of the prophets. I think we need to define what he's talking about. The law of moses refers to the commands given by jehovah to one of the great leaders of israel named moses who is moses. Moses was born at a time when israel was held in slavery by the egyptian pharaohs for almost four hundred years. They had languished in slavery before moses came along. Moses was born into that slavery but because of god's providence he was raised in the pharaoh's household at the age of forty. He left egypt to live for another forty years in the wilderness that he would later lead the people of israel through so at age eighty he is summoned by god to deliver a message to the pharaoh. Let my people go. After farrow's obstinate refusal and god's plagues visited on the egyptian land. Moses leads the israelites out of egypt ultimately. He takes them to mount sinai on that mountain. God delivers to moses a law. A code where god explains how he wishes the people of israel to live to honor jehovah. This code becomes known as the law. And that's in quote and it is capitalized. What about the writing of the prophets. As israel's history progressed the leaders and the people became less obedient to jehovah. The prophets were messengers from jehovah sent to warn the israelites of his intention to punish the leaders and the people should they continue in their current course of disobedience his punishment captivity or slavery. Well just to give you the complete picture. The israelites chose to continue on their disobedient path. Jehovah sent i the assyrian empire and then the babylonian empire to punish his people for their disobedience but even during the time of these captivity jehovah continues to send his prophets to encourage his people all of these ratings the law and the prophets are what we now call the old testament. The religious leaders at the time of jesus had some real problems with the ministry of jesus. They thought that he was violating the law. After all we've already seen him do healings on the sabbath the day of rest. We discussed this in episode ten. The sabbath challenge. Furthermore they saw jesus associations with people who were not like them to be a challenge to the law and to their power as a result of these perceptions. The leaders thought that jesus was there to or even destroy the law..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories
"Hello everyone and welcome to the jesus stories podcast. This is episode number thirteen. This podcast tells the stories of jesus and an informal informative and interesting way. I'm george taylor. Your storyteller and these stories are brought to you by narration by george dot com a great source for some interesting audio books of many different types supporting narration by george dot. Com helps to keep this podcast going. Listen a little later on for the featured book for this episode. So let me pose a question to you. Would you like to be a sponsor of this podcast. If so invite you to shoot me an email narration by george at outlook dot com. That's narration by george at outlook dot com or use the contact button on the jesus story website. That's jesus stories dot info. If you're new to this podcast. I invite you to go all the way back to the beginning. And listen to our previous episodes. We're telling the stories of jesus in chronological order or as best could be determined to be a chronological order. So what happens before today is important for understanding the events which we will describe in. Today's jesus story episode sweden.
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"You have to read it for it to be an investment. And beware of a lot of people cuz they're going to be a lot of deceivers out there who come to you can come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I ask why you need the real word of God the scripture to guide you the King James Bible and this is the 1833 edition of the King James Bible is good because it's it's basically a reprint of the original 1611 King James Bible with Roman fonts instead of the office phones that were in the sixth eleven. So it's an exact reprint. So it's good because then you get the real the real King James Bible. So I recommend this Bible but there are always others. I I recommend so Let's see. if I can switch to another quickly here Oh, that was the wrong one. Here is what here it is. So this is one from Cambridge and it's a lord text large print text Edition that I recommend also. This is very good addition our records. It's you don't get any commentary here. You just get the real stuff the word of God. It doesn't have the chapter summaries as in the previous one. I showed you the eighteen thirty three years, but it has everything else. It has everything that is in the original Greek and Hebrew texts. And the king is Bible is the preserved. It's the So preserved word of God that it's it's inerrant. There's no fault in nothing is wrong. It's a surreal stuff. It's like reading the original Greek and Hebrew looking as Bible so you can trust it and the problem that you meet as a Christian is that you cannot meet a lot of people who come to you in the name of Jesus Christ and deceive you and a lot of people are discouraged by these by this and some Stop Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ even dead. So God has given us his written word. He's living word rose up to heaven and his Living Word is called the Lord Jesus Christ, but God has has written a given us his written word. Which is the King James Bible? So by yourself, they say read it every day every day for an hour. At least I would suggest. I also recommend mostly reading the New Testament the Old Testament is good too. But I think that if you don't read the New Testament, you can go wrong because I'm the New Testament is the revelation of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ is the savior. So that's why the New Testament has a special position for a Believer song. But you know, you can find Jesus in the Old Testament to and so on but it's just that some people can go wrong if they start with the beginning of the Bible. It takes very long time until you get to the New Testament and the New Testament has a special importance..
"jesus" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"You know out with these pastors. Oh my God these pastors these ordained pastors what attracted you know which out and what I mean by that. Yeah yeah input put. It doesn't does it. Say in the Bible that we should watch out with ordain pastors. It doesn't really does it? But would you must realize this that that was back. Then you know then. Three hundred B C. They set up a three hundred. Ad They set up Constant in the Roman Empire that started made it state religion You know the papacy in all that. It came off the the persecution persecution around the first century. There was a massive persecution first and second century for Christians the Roman Empire there omen emperors. They tortured and killed a lot of Christians. And you know then. They made it the state religion and they set up their own. This is this. Is You know you can read the book of Martyrs Soon and realize what's been going on since the Bible off to the Bible and these pastors are not owned recommend. Have ANY CONTACT WITH THEM? Actually and that's quite interesting that they are and Good but because you know most people the stuff about faith in Christianity and all this stuff most atheists they come in contact with either they come in contact with you know the church and the pastors and even people who are believers or they generally go to church you know and so short becomes equivalent to with Let's see I'm fixes? I think I have see I how to fix. So short becomes equivalent to faith in the Lord. Jesus Christ faith in in God faith Christianity Being disciple which which Church member all your practicing your faith here that in church you know. Do you see the they are the that. I've heard people say that I heard a person say that. All you practicing your faith in this church said you see I. Couldn't I couldn't continue picking up food in this Georgia without ending my membership all the short but when I ended my membership I noticed that they would still consider people a member who entered the building or something so the I dunno. They continue with their stuff. Anyway you can't but but The I don't know it just is justice is it's a bit Wrong all this stuff you know will will this. Baxley you know we should. We should name. Jesus with people we meet you know going to the Bible. This is the problem he those who don't They're not God's people or the The while they uses will be ashamed of them or something so we should name Jesus peop- people meet and this becomes a problem with church because you will go into Charleston. They will go do that. You know becomes war and by basically the best way to deal with this Church in Oh. That's what I noticed you calling really going there. Because they got a little dominion through that so basically in the building in the building. They have dominion to to certain extent so short. She's a superhero. Is a problem. You're not allowed to use the full armor. Oh God in there. So how can you possibly be in there? You know you know. I don't know it's just a mess stuff about church. It really is a mass. So did this little audio to people here now and some ten years. Stalker listening here now. Who wants to try to send me to hell with pre TRIB FORCE For the Gospel. Or whatever. But I tell you I tell you that The pastors in the churches are march. Maters that there you have the real devils the real dabbles. You know In the Churches in some churches real devils pepino thing. I'm going to end here so in the name of Jesus Christ that come on clean spirits two of each and every person that listens to this audio I'm out..