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Stafford throws 4 TDs, D forces 4 TOs, Rams rout Giants
"Los Angeles rams came east and out classed the giants thirty eight to eleven trailing three to nothing Los Angeles scored twenty eight points in the second quarter is Matthew Stafford got its offense going he was twenty two of twenty eight for two hundred and fifty one yards with four touchdowns giants quarterback Daniel Jones twenty nine of fifty one he was sacked four times with three interceptions and a fumble safety Taylor Rapp with two of the interceptions full as Angelus who said at five in one while the giants fell to one in five might make you so east Rutherford New Jersey
Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10
"The rams defense allowed just three points in a twenty four ten win over the bears Taylor Rapp made an end zone interception on a pass deflection by Troy hill Aaron Donald led defense held Chicago to one hundred eighty two yards over the first three quarters in building a twenty four three lead Josh Reynolds and Gerald ever caught touchdown passes from Jared Goff who threw for two hundred nineteen yards any Jackson returned a fumble eight yards with seven and a half minutes remaining for Chicago's only TD Nick Foles passed for two hundred sixty one yards the bears who managed just forty nine yards on the ground I'm Dave Ferrie
Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey on sex assault allegation
"Kevin Spacey is facing a lawsuit in connection with some of the sexual assault allegations against him they also the star of house of cards has been dealt a legal challenge two men are suing Kevin Spacey accusing him of sexual assault that occurred in the nineteen eighties when both men worked just teenagers one of the men filing the lawsuit is Anthony Rapp his allegations against spacey in twenty seventeen led to the collapse of the actor's career spacey was fired from his Netflix show and his other gigs dried up as the me too movement closed in on him and others the other plaintiff is identified in the lawsuit only have C. D. he says he met spacey while taking an acting class he says the actor invited him over to his place on multiple occasions and they had sex she says the final time that he was at Stacy's place the actor tried to sexually assault him I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
What is Judaisms view of Jesus?
"As. We take a look at the Jewish view of Jesus Christ. There is one thing that we know for sure and that is that Judaism does not believe that Christ is the Jewish Messiah. In fact, they believe that is just a fable created by Christianity. Now much of what we see about the Jewish Messiah is from the talent and remember that the time it was something that was written after the time of Christ, and we mentioned in an earlier rap report that it was something that was a redacted work. So therefore, they would edit the later writings of the town would from the earlier and so much of it. Is Responsive and reactionary to the view that Jesus was the Messiah they're reacting to Christianity. Now, they believed that this person who was to be Messiah was known from before the time began, but they believe he was just a human being a human being who is divinely appointed to carry out a special task. They do not believe that he's any supernatural or superhuman deliver. So the one thing that they're all unanimous about when it comes to the comet in all the rabbis is that they are convinced that Jesus Christ could not have been the Messiah. That's one thing. They all seem to agree that there seems to be some differences of who the Messiah would be. and. This is an important point. The differentiates Christianity from Judaism if you won't get more where you can get my book, what do they believe? What do they believe dot com
Did Jesus lie about going to the feast
"That we were contacted about asking the question of did Jesus lie is in John Chapter Seven will start reading in verse one after this Jesus went about in Galle he did not go into today because the Jews were seeking to kill him. Now the Jews feast, the booths was at hand. So his brother said to him leave and go to today that you're disciples may see the works you are doing for no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly if you do these things, show yourself to the world. For not even his brothers believed him, Jesus said to them my time has not yet come, but your time is always here the world cannot hate you but hates me because I testify about it's works are evil. You go up to the feast I am not going to the feast for my time has not yet fully come. After the saying he remained in Galle but his brothers had gone up after his brothers had gone up to the feast he went up not publicly but in private those last two. Phrases are important not publicly but in private, Jesus is not lying because what his brothers wanted him to do was to go and publicly openly exposed who he was and do the things he'd done a claim to do. Now, he did go and people think this was a lie. In fact, the issue is not whether he would go or not. But whether he would go publicly or not. That is the
Is Jesus a Liar?
"Is Jesus supplier. This is a question we were asked this week and we're GONNA deal with a couple of passages of scripture that people try to use to claim that Jesus is a liar. The first is Matthew Twenty, four, thirty, six, and its corresponding passage in mark thirteen. Thirty two in both those passes what it says, his book concerning the day or the hour. No one knows not even the angels in Heaven Nor the Son. But only the father and people try to claim that Jesus is telling a lie because as God, he should know everything. But in this passage it sure looks like he's claiming he does not know something. That's the claim until you know the rest of the story because what this actually is the Jewish idiom, it is a way of trying to say that only the father knows in the Sun shouldn't be choosing the date. The shun should basically be minding his own business, he should be anxiously awaiting. For the father to choose the day, and if you look within the context of both passages that is exactly what you see in the mark passage, the very next versus beyond guard keep awake. And in the Matthew, twenty four passage, the very next verse says. For as were the days of Noah. So will be the coming of the son of man. We're going to look into this in more detail tomorrow, but will we WANNA I? See? Is the fact that the context makes it clear that this is not saying that Jesus did not know something, but to expect
You Must Judge
"We've been discussing this week the issue of judging other people. It's one thing our culture says we're not supposed to do is they are feel to complete liberty to judge Christians all the time. What they really are trying to say is that Christians should not judge anybody else ever because Christians. State that people are wrong and the culture doesn't want to be told that but they have no problem telling Christians they're wrong. That's the policy of the very thing we talked about yesterday with hypocritical judgment, but here's the question as Christians. Are we commanded to judge others in fact the answer to that is yes yes, we are in John Seven twenty, four Jesus speaking and he says do not judge by appearances but judge with right judgment. Now, the word judge there is an imperative in the Greek that means it's a command Jesus commanding us to judge with a right judgment. What's the issue he saying in an imperative do not judge by appearances but in an imperative judge with right judgment he. Does command us to judge by right standards an command us not to judge by wrong standards words we don't judge by the appearance of things, but we judge according to the word of God. So we hold up the word of God and say thus says the Lord it is okay to judge what others are doing because we're looking at, they're doing and comparing it to God's word. That's the standard that we're commanded to judge
"We start to look at Matthew Chapter. Seven verse one, the versed at. So many us to say that we shouldn't judge other people. They say judge not that you be not judged and yet they ignore that verse to he goes on to state how to judge others in the issue he's raising is not that we shouldn't judge people, but we shouldn't be hypocrites in the fact that we hold people to a standard. We don't hold ourselves. He makes it really clear in versus. Three to five where he says, why do you see the SPEC that is in your brother's eye but do not notice the log that is in your own I. You hypocrite first take the log out of your eyes. You can see clearly and take the SPEC out of your brother's eye. The issue he was addressing is the Pharisees that were so quick to measure everyone else as being wrong and sinful and. An unrighteous and yet they refuse to look at themselves and hold themselves to the same standard that they're holding others. The issue that Jesus was raising in. Matthew Chapter Seven is not the issue that we shouldn't judge other people know he's actually saying we should judge other people because he goes on to give us the standard of judgment he saying that we shouldn't judge hypocrites. When we judge others, we should be holding ourselves to same. Standard that we hold others to, it's very easy to see wrong and other people even though we may do far worse than they do because don't look at what we do is wrong and we accept what we're doing. This is what he's addressing. The hypocrisy that he sees in the Pharisees don't judge is a hypocrite
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"Just contact us through the email address that email address is INFO at striving for Dot Org. And One thing I will mention is if you do want just an Israeli if you WANNA get, people will probably cancel, and so if you WANNA get on the waiting list to join US do two weeks in Israel with Justin, and I and also anthony from striving fraternity, the three of us will be leading a trip march of twenty twenty one, so just go to twenty twenty one Israel trip, dot, com, and the details are all their with that I think we're GonNa take a ten minute break and we'll come back in ten minutes and there's a lets you. Pay Only fourteen pages of questions Justin. Let's all. PUFFY WE'RE GONNA be late. I guess I should mention I'll a mention that as I said earlier will If folks want to subscribe to. The podcast apologized live. We will will answer a lot of these questions Drag Justin onto. Apologize Live on Thursday nights when we're. We're live and we'll just go through some of these questions that we won't have time to answer so if you go and subscribe to apologize live and check out Check that out we. It's also on Youtube if you ever WANNA. Watch it just go to projects, DOT COM, and and it's there, so we'll be back in about ten minutes, so that'll be twenty. After the hour will start up and do questions We'll do questions for about an hour and a half, so we'll see you in just a little bit..
Should a Christian Drink Alcohol?
"All Week we have been trying to answer listener's question on whether a Christian can drink alcohol. We've seen already that. In the first century. They did drink alcohol to kill dysentery. We've seen that that Christians can drink without it. Being a sin, and the proof of it is that Jesus Christ himself drank alcohol, and it was could have been assumed because I cannot sin. The question we want to address today is should a Christian drink. Alcohol and I think that there's two things to view with this one. The context if a person is drinking alcohol in the their own home, and they feel they have that liberty and they are not given over to drunkenness. That might be fine. However, we do see precautions in scripture that if someone is around you, that would be struggling with alcohol use than you should refrain. This is one of the reasons I think it is in bad taste for Christians online to be posting of their alcohol drinking. Even if they believe it is a liberty I believe that it could cause others to stumble, and we should have such love for fellow brothers and sisters that we wouldn't want to do anything that would cause them to struggle. My pastor once had someone that left a bottle of champagne in his refrigerator. Refrigerator, we moved into a house and just having it. There Cause someone to stumble. He poured that out. Put it into a brown paper Bag, took it all the way to dump and threw it out there, so he would never 'cause to stumble again. We should take such precautions when it comes to our brothers.
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"Text fits into God's Progressive Plan I mean you think about it? Daniel Chapter One Daniel Chapter six. It doesn't take long for you to read those six chapters, but that is seventy years time that past. That's a big deal, so who wear when? I ask what s what Ernie key themes WH- any key events. What are the key indicators to the structure of the text determine any specific problems that needed to be addressed in this in here, determine any quotations from other books of the Bible or any other non biblical books and recognize that just because something is quoted in the doesn't mean that book is qualified as scripture. It just means that the authors quoted Non Biblical books but you WanNa. WanNa! Know what after that you? WanNa know why determine if the author determine if the author provides a purpose for the text, or if if he determines multiple purposes, sometimes multiple purposes. If you go through the book of Genesis Man People sit there and say who wants to I teach I come into churches, and during a Sunday school hour I will teach the entire book a victis in one hour and make it fun. LEVINTV is one. One of the best books in the Old Testament to see the Gospel you go through and just look for repetitive words, and you're gonNA. See something, because sometimes they offer is going to give you a purpose, but sometimes the the purpose can be found in repetition, and so when you see the repetitive words, and that's what you end up seeing. Is this repetition that ends up showing that you just look? Go Open your Leviticus. Chapter eighteen start. Start their look for repetition. Just look for the phrase I. Am the Lord. You'RE GONNA. See everywhere then determine if there's any principles that are provided, and he's any specific time culture of or people that tell you help you understand what the authority intent is. That becomes really important with this. You know there are sometimes at some writers. Make It easy John. Is One of them John tells you why he wrote what he wrote, he says. In John Twenty, thirty one, but these things are written that you may believe that Jesus. Christ Jesus is the Christ the son of God in that in believing in his in that believing, you may have life in his name in First John five thirteen. He says I write these things to you. Who believe in the in the name of the son of God that you may know that you have eternal life now. All of that is what you do before you get into interpretation and we'RE NOT GONNA have time to get into the how to do the interpretation, but what you're should be doing. Is You get into with interpretation of what you do? Is you start to look in Bible? Bible Dictionaries Bible cyclopes. You have your your who your where you're when you're y. you're what you have all that written down on a piece of paper..
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"It depends what you're using it for, and then IV might. Might be fine. If you're just reading the Bible in fact when I do my when I preach, I will actually read every translation into English that I have to see how people translated differently. Do I typically study out of the NFC no, what I encourage you to do that. No, why? Because you've gone away from that word for word translation so I. Don't recommend that at least in the English. I can't speak about the other languages but I can. I can speak about the English, the the third. That is is a paraphrase, and this is where they're trying to translate thought for thought. This is your message. Bible This is not to be used as a Bible this. This is something that you could use as a commentary. That's fine. Use It as a commentary as a commentary it's it's okay it's it's. It would be as if you're reading a commentary off the shelf judge. Just call the Bible. It really isn't. It's someone's interpretation. That's what it is, and if we recognize that then we're, we can deal with this a lot better. And so, what I WANNA do is go into some models of interpretation K now as we look at this, I want to focus in on three incorrect models of interpretation. These are the three that you will see most often. You listen to any of the clips that you just heard Justin talk about you listen to. The full clips and you're going to see these three us over and over and over again you you basically watch almost anyone that's on Christian TV or or on the radio and you're going to see them do this. These are the ways not to interpret, but the way that's most often. Used to interpret is isolationism, and with that is is when people interpret a passage without regard for the context they take one verse now you have to remember something. Those verse breaks in a Chapter Breaks didn't occur for seven eight hundred years. So, so you don't. That was not in the Bible God did not write the Bible as if it had to have verse. Downs, so that is something that's helpful for you and I by the way. How did they be able to identify then different parts a Bible will they actually memorized a lot of it, but you think about the psalms. This may be unhelpful to you. Would you end up seeing? They would recite the very first freight the we'd call the first verse of Assam to identify the whole Psalm. How's that helpful? What was it that Christ said on crossed? He sat there and quotes from. From Psalm twenty two. In what does he do? He says my God my God. Why Have Thou forsaken me? You go look up verse one of Psalm Twenty Two. You're going to see that. He quoted that. That's a way of referring to the whole thing. Keep reading that some. What are you going to see a description of exactly what Christ was going through their? The you didn't have chapter breaks and verses, and so it was easier since that was added to do this isolationism..
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"I'm going be is condensed very quickly and. And fifty minutes and I'm going to try to teach you. How to interpret by rules not experienced what I mean by experience. We already saw justin just talked about that. When it comes sufficiency of scripture that people talk about having dreams to interpret scripture or having some experience that interprets scripture is very very common unfortunately, and there's also another way people use experience, they will use a systematic theology the come to scripture. They read what it says and. And they go. Why see this, but the problem is that I think that it can't mean this. Because my systematic theology teaches something else well, your theology doesn't interpret scripture. The scripture interprets your theology, so if you're looking at the clear reading of the text of scripture, and you kinda come up with a different idea of what the scripture is saying, then you're theology is bad all right? We're going to get to some things with that because. Because I saw some of the questions already about Hebrew roots and things like that we may get to, and so that's a a case of that so i. want to do is tell you that the book the book that you have in your hand this. Bible here I well, you don't have this one, but the Bible that you hold in your hand is the first tool that we wanna use for interpretation, but not all bibles are the same. Sorry, so when it comes to interpretations I want you to realize that there's different types of interpretation translations that occur, and so the better books that you're gonNA use for study. If you're gonNA study God's Word, you want to be accurate with God's word. Then what I want you to do is I want you to stick to a word for word translation. It's called a literal or formal equivalent, so what they do, there is a take one word translated the next. Next word translated next word, and then after they translate all the words, they math the reshuffle things because the fact that you have a language that doesn't always translate well, so word orders may have to change sometimes you have to add some extra words to to have. It makes sense in a different language, but with they're trying to do is get you as close to the literal words, because remember the Bible was written in English, or Spanish or German or Latin it was written in Hebrew a little bit of our make and Greek so the closer we can get to those words the better so this is going to be your new. American Standard Bible your King James New King, James English. Standard version your new English translation. You're Holman Wait. They don't do that anymore, but they now have it as Christian Standard Bible it's not as good as the Hohmann was, and there's a new one coming out. If you don't know, call the legacy I forget if they're calling legacy, standard version or legacy. Standard Bible effing legacy. Standard Bible is going to be from master's seminary. Those are going to be formal a equivalent, then you. You have more of what's called free or dynamic equivalence. These are where people are going to try to translate sentence by sentence. So what you're doing here is you're taking the whole sentence as a whole, and you're trying to translate that one sentence at a time now. What happens you're getting more of the interpretation and not so much of a translation now because now someone is taking the whole sentence and trying to translate that into the language that you're in and so you're going to get more of an interpretation. This is going to be things like you're an IV is going to have this now is the bad well..
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
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"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"Misdemeanor or something like that in the Bible. No absolutely not. It's it's just calling for a total organic unity within the testaments and through the covenants. And so I just thought I point that out here red crazy to do so much that we do so much biblical theology and redemptive historical theology and so But you know the message was really really great and Can't wait to see what else does talk here a conference but you know. Some of those points are points of conflicts among among reformed folks and so. I thought I would talk a little bit about that. So they do for the next next update all right so as we saw in that clip you end up hearing that. Amelio is responding to where he's different disagreeing with some of the things that macarthur had said and this is how it started the conference. So it's like hey let's start off with a bang right immediately. There's re response. It's one way to start a conference. Yeah really all the great fellowship. Now has a topic to talk. Yeah well I guess. Last year's Shepherds Conference the topic was I waited awhile and that was the whole topic of Social Justice and Truth Truth Matters. was I guess go home yet but that was at the end by then everyone was going home next all right. So that was that was the clip in its that I had done in entirety or WanNa break this up and deal with different parts of this but if you've been listening especially if you listened to last week and you listen to what you said you listen to what Dr Macarthur said. I hope you noticed. It's like wait. A lot of these guys are saying the same thing. And that's the thing that I want you guys to realize there's a lot of similarity here and there's a lot of talking past each other a lot of times and so we don't WanNa do that And so with that. Let me play this first clip and where he is talking about the critique of Old Testament and New Testament position old testament is unintelligible without the New Testament. And only the New Testament can interpret the best I would just try critique datavision okay. So what he wants to critique and this is the beginning why he's doing. This is the idea that the old or New Testament. Interprets deal now? I think that he actually has a valid point here. And I think I think this is a thing that we need the clarity in how we define things but we hear from a lot of covenant Theologians and again for folks who didn't listen. Go listen to last week's episode where we defined how I used Covenant Theology and Reform Theology. But for the sake of this discussion. I'm using them kind of interchangeably. Because there's confusion with that but the way it was referred to as Covenant Theology so can stick with that the the thing we hear from many covenant Theologians. Is this idea of that. We're supposed to interpret the Old Testament by the New Testament and there's an element. We've already agreed that we do that. Right Bud out of Israel I call my church. What are we going to do? And we're going to interpret that Old Testament by the new but we're interpreting it we're doing is we're interpreting this not completely from old and not completely from new and I think this is what I believe. Emilia's trying to to say is that we that what he does. I don't think he's he's going to sit there and say I'm going to ignore the Old Testament context. I'm just going to look at the New Testament and read that meaning completely in. And that's I think what John Macarthur was also trying to get across but I think when people hear we read the Old Testament from the New Testament with. They hear what they're hearing that what they're interpreting is we read the New Testament into the old and I think Amelia would disagree with it and this is a question that I would have with. Folks is when you use when you use these languages be clear and because I think this is the issue that that many would have. Would you agree with that but I appreciate it? His comments I appreciated his observation You know this is not fisticuffs that he's engaged in here. This is Trying to clarify how he understands this based on what macarthur has posited and he's going to clarify this with the what he explained is the per se reading a scripture. So let's listen to on. That is a thirty second clip covered. Theologians are not saying all that the Old Testament is not clear. We believe in something known as the I say reading of Scriptures per se reading of scripture means that what you get in terms of new testament interpretation is Ashley precisely. What Old Testament teaching? So we're not at all. Are we saying that the new testament sort of bree interprets the Old Testament? Not at all okay. And this is I. Think a straw man argument that some dispensationalist would make against reformed theologians k the Covenant Theologians and. I think that's what Amir's responding to that when some hear that phrase you interpret the Old Testament by the new testament what they mean or they think it means is you. Don't interpret the Old Testament at all other than by the new. You reject the whole thing and I think Amelia saying no you look at that Old Testament context but when we look at the New Testament it informs us on that Old Testament. So I'm GonNa look at the passage of the Old Testament in its immediate context where it is in the scripture. The grammar the text before the text after it. I'm going to look at the grammar of the text how that's laid out. I'm GONNA look at. It's where it is historically culturally on GonNa look at where it is spiritually. That's Old Testament Times. I'm GonNa look at all those things but then there may get a new testament passage that is giving us more information on that Old Testament passage. Well that's going to be further revelation. Guess what we have that in the Old Testament as well. We have the first five books of Moses but then we get further revelation that gives us more information about those Old Testament books so that is the same principle. This is the principle that we in the last episode of Progressive Revelation as we have more revelation it further informs the previous revelation explained when you have a child and the child is young. You're you're going to teach a child when it comes to electric outlets. No you. Don't explain electricity. Say No bad danger as they get older. You start to explain electricity. You explain what could happen when they get an a degree in electrical engineering. You explain very differently now. You further revelation. Okay when they get the in electrical engineering they explain it to you all the way around but you see that is And this is why in the last episode but I spent time explaining progressive revelation. Because when we see that the revelations progressive it's not a problem with her it's Old Testament to Old Testament or Old Testament to New Testament. We recognize what the text is in. Its context but then we looked through the rest of the progression of scripture to see. Is there more information that we have expounding this old testament passage to give us more information? What we WANNA do though when we do that. And here's the caution with that when we do this we want to make sure that the further revelation that we have is actually dealing with the text or the context of what we're going to too many people will add things in. They read something in from the New Testament into the old. That has nothing to do with each other. The the example I keep giving his out of Egypt I will call my son and we. We know that sued me corona buyers when the that was actually it was happening when his preaching on the streets with comfort when it was out shepherd's conference every time. I'd coffee grown a virus. So now he's got me doing this. Speaking of Egypt though was that that was not one of the plagues. Now never mind. Go ahead coughing. Were Corona's Corona Corona back. Then now so what you end up seeing in that passage when he sang out of each call my son he's he's referring to Israel and the thing there is. We see the New Testament giving us further revelation. That's not a problem and that is the thing that we just WanNa make sure that we're being clear with because there's a lot of people that are just they're going to misrepresent this this whole thing of well. This is what they really mean by it. Look at any time someone tells you what they mean by something and you think you know better if they correct you and they say no this is this is what I mean by it if you correct them and tell them that you know better than what they mean by what they say. You're wrong just as a general rule. You're wrong people when they know better what they mean by what they say. Okay so I get that all the time when people will be like you know they they they tell me what I mean by something and I said no no. This is what I mean by it and they like. I know this is what you really mean by it. Well you know apply that same thing to God. He's given this revelation and when he gave it at the time he gave it it had meaning it had content. He intended them to understand something from it. And it progresses so we we Acknowledged that with God paramount Louis. Than Uh than we do in other other situations. Yeah when you tell me what I mean by what I said. Yeah well I think I think what you meant by. What you said is that you wanted to give me twenty dollars and I appreciate that. Because I'll take that I think is isn't I mean. Isn't that what you heard but say now? So let's look at this. I think we're having some agreement there but I wanNA look at this next shorter clip on th- oral intent in the.
Argument that Slavery is Restrictive
"As we continue our study from last week. We're looking at some simple critical thinking skills that you can apply to some of the social issues of our day. Most of the time. What you find find is when you apply just a little bit critical thinking you can really break down these bad arguments that people make and they really don't own have answers because they haven't thought it through critically would like to address. Today is the fact that many times you will hear. People Criticize Christians because because of slavery in the Bible they will be very critical of slavery. Okay we would disagree with certain types of slavery as well. The Bible says you should not kidnap people. The Bible doesn't endorse slavery where people are owned as property but it doesn't do us a system them of work like we have of employment now. There are differences in the slavery. But what is the reason they have against slavery. That's the question ask. Because they're ultimately going to refer to either. It being wanted to own another person which you can go from last week. The the issue we brought up with abortion. Because that's the same ownership issue of owning the fetus in the womb. They argue they should be able to murder it. Because it's just part of their body they own it. The only other option they have is restriction now once they argue that way well you could just ask them do. Prisons restrict the answer's yes and and for more restricting in slavery was
The Jews Challenge Jesus about the Greatest Commandment
"We've seen that Jesus exposed the Jewish leaders for their hypocrisy. They wanted to try to discredit Jesus but in front of the Jewish people but what we ended up seeing. Jesus just shut the mouths of the Pharisees to her audience. Sean's the SAJ ASES but now one other group comes up and that is the scribes and so they send one of the scribes up to ask the challenging question. Aw what is the most important commandment of all. There's one hundred thirteen commandments. We think of the Ten Commandments. And say those are even more but but which one's the greatest of them. There's been a challenge with this because some Jewish leaders. At the time we'd say the great commandment was to love the Lord God with all your mind heart song strength others would say it's about doing the law through through obedience which is the greatest. There was a challenge here. Here's the difference what we end up. Seeing Jesus says says the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your mind with all your heart with all your strength but then the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself all other commandments. He says rests on these two. So gives the greatest one now. If you think of the ten commandments those first four fit in the first one this this next six fit in the second one but he says all the commandments every commandment fits under love the Lord your God with all your mind on strength then you can love your neighbor as yourself and all the commandments. All of them fit under this again. The males of the Jews were stopped. However this scribe Jesus just says you're close to the kingdom.
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"Made made easy seminars I give an illustration of the Galley. And this is something that you really can't understand unless you're there if you've been at the Sea of Galilee you can see that there it's valley there's mountain ranges all around it so if you're in the middle of the Galley you can't see a storm until until comes over that that mountain range and so as fishermen in that see those fishermen you know John You well you have a Peter. Andrew James and John were all partners together inefficient business on that see. They would have been used to being at sea in a storm because they wouldn't be able to. They didn't have weather channel and they wouldn't be held to see the store the the clouds until they come over the mountain range. Well that means that they would have been desensitized to storms at sea because they were many so when there was that storm that got them scared and afraid for their life. It tells you this was not a normal storm. It was a big storm and just looking at the the area getting that geography can help to to see that in much much Richard detail. And so we're GONNA go to a lot of different places because we go for two weeks it becomes something where we get to see a lot more than most feel field trips. They go for seven ten days. We're going to be doing thirteen days. And we may then go either Greece or Turkey or somewhere afterwards but we have a really good trip plan so go to twenty twenty one Israel trip dot com. That's twenty twenty one Israel trip dot com. And and if you if you wanna go that's something where it really is something that you want to enjoy you. It's you don't it's I understand that not. Everyone gets to do that often. And it's a very expensive thing. I understand but if you want I mean if you WanNa get some more details about that You know I did have in episode that I went into on this. If you go back and previous rap reports and I'll I'll try to link. I guess I should try to link all these things In in this episode in the show notes I've tried to link the previous episodes. I mentioned I may forget some but I had on Eric Eric Johnson and Eric was He is with Mormon research ministries. But he's helping us with the planning of this trip and basically he's he's he's been there several times because of that He is going to be helping us with that a trip now the episode that we had him on episode ninety two and it was called almost arrested at the LDS temple and so you could go search for that that one but we did speak a detail about the Israel trip. If you WANNA check that out now what else is going on. We actually have. I mentioned some of the trips that we've done but looking forward to next year I have eight trips already planned for next next year So that that's a growing list and we have some We have some things going on. We're going to be at G.. Three see that's going to be in January and we will be having a booth Justin Peters and striving for turn is going to be getting a boost together. We'll actually booths But we're going to do it as one and We're GONNA be together there and so you if you're down g three come check us out. We're going to be promoting being the Christian podcast community amongst other things and We really hope that your come and check out everything that we have to offer as a ministry not you so we have that actually before G. Three we'll be in Carlisle. Pennsylvania Justin Peters is going to be doing a pastor's luncheon in and I'll be out there as well. So we have That's put on by iron sharpens iron radio. If you don't listen to Chris Arnson. He does a great great interview he just he just texted me yesterday and said he got his first interview with Paul. Washer and Chris is a big fella. He's got this kind of gruff voice and I guess that intimidated Washer said Paul Washer was actually scared of them and they did the interview. Paul was really a nice guy like he. It was a breakfast. You just was so intimidated at first. And then he said you're a great interviewer and he is. Chris is a really good interview or he makes his his guests feel feel very comfortable. I've been interviewed by him. I four five six times and it really really is good. I actually Did do an episode. Where Yeah I interviewed Chris Orangutan and It was It was an interesting one. It was where I I was supposed host to be on his show where he interviewed me. But I wanted to do something different. And I wanted to get his audience to hear of him so I actually actually interviewed him. For episodes. Seventy seven of the rap report and it was. It's called interview with Chris Born and so I interviewed him there and that was that was really enjoyable. It was one where I got to You know his his testimony is one. You want to listen to. I'll just put it that way You Really WanNA listen to his testimony so it was something something where when we think about You know just to impact that we have. Chris is a guy I who who I wouldn't have known if it wasn't for for the podcasting that we do so it's really a neat thing will be in Atlanta down in February Twentieth to twenty fourth for meeting down there I will be Both out Shepherd's conference Late February early early March Probably get the other some ministries down there. We usually do try to get some speaking events while we're there so you're down in the La area want us to to speak. You can reach out to us. We still have some openings available and we'll both be there It I have planned Albeit Glendale Arizona Arizona. Both doctors veteran I..
What is Inspiration Mean?
"What does it mean that the Bible is inspired. What is inspiration actually mean when we think in our culture that inspiration generally has the idea that someone has a feeling about something. It's not the same as what we see when it speaks scripture in Second Timothy Three sixteen it speaks about all scripture being breathed out by God. This is a compound word in the Greek. That is the only time this is used. Actually this may be the the only time it's used in Greek. This is the first of its use and it is the idea that God speaks out. It is the breath of God when we think about our breathing. You're hearing my voice that is actually sound waves coming through. I'm breathing into a microphone. And you're hearing the breath of me and that voice that I have and that's the idea of scripture. The scripture is the very voice of God. It him breathing out him speaking and therefore when we think about scripture it carries with is it the authority from God. Because it is God's very word it is God speaking to man Dan. That is the idea of what inspiration means when we come to the Bible. This isn't a sword. A Song inspired me. No this is different. This is the voice of God
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"I think it's an encouragement us to realize because I do believe that there is another time coming that is going to be great persecution for the church. I really think that and as I look at that I say we need people are going to be strong. I don't I I would like to think that I'm GonNa be strong but You know I don't know I look at these other great men that I there were such a Martin Luther such a bowl I mean he was willing to take anything on and then there was a little bit of quivering but yet what happened in the end the end no he stood he stood up. Okay I know the result of where this is go but so be it and I think that one of the things we see in church history is that we can end up idolizing these men and putting them on pedestals because because we see the end of their life and we forget that they were men like you and I mean you could go. You know you you go scripture. I gotta go scripture now. You just up the empty empty or you could look at someone like you look at someone. Like Abraham right it boggles my mind. Abraham let's go into town. You tell everyone you're my sister. Okay okay not once twice and go. Wears this guy's faith in his faith is just like ours. It's it's in progress. It's yeah so I mean I just I think that the account with these guys and it's amazing it's just it really does help I think for folks to who understand history I want to move into discussing one other thing after this commercial is I would like to talk about. `Bout how the or theology really developed over time and understanding. History helps us to understand our theology. Because it's an important thing that a lot of people don't really think about so. Let's talk about that. After.
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"You figure out why married her right first thing we did was show up to church my passwords what in the world are you doing here you should be on in the Philippines said it before in different ways but they made me mad when we allow culture to speak to interpret the word of God where does it end see that's why you end up seeing that churches cleats basically the oppressors and basically Christians especially white male Christians especially but you end up seeing is they're trying to redefine redemption in in Verse Twenty One and do this is how we were this is describing unite and you who once were alienated and hostile in mind doing evil deeds that described us they didn't it that's exactly who we were or for those who don't know Christ and haven't been reconciled who maybe here that still us if you haven't been reconciled with God we're alienated were hostile were enemies of God toes asking just ask me today online they were like wires world so anxious to kill babies in the womb so they're not they're anxious to hate God it's just one way that they show it there against anything that God wants their hostile and now the pretense is off and they're they're living in a culture that encourages their hostility to God and so they're showing it every they can and we look at their evil deeds in boggles our mind because common sense has literally gone out the window I mean to me we talk science biology you've either x or x y chromosomes it's not very hard no change really one of the things this is this is the way my mind works you know there was a debate that women don't get paid as much as men in the workforce and something's gotTa be done about that so I posted online and said well that's easy have all the women identify as men and all of a sudden their salary changes Ah I mean if they could just identify any way they want and it's it's about the gender change gender done right that's the change your salary and so obviously that's not the real issue is it people hate when they get hit with common sense so when you end up seeing is that we we live in a culture you're that is doing their evil deeds and putting it on display they want they want to force Christians to celebrate their evil I don't know if you were talking this morning about chick-fil-a in in London they just opened one eight days that's all took before the mall that they were in okay we're not going to continue the contract because of all the pressure being put on them now is is chick filet actually promoting an anti-homosexual message known you're not promoting food yeah good chicken making cows happy and so that's that's all that they're promoting but why is it that everyone has the protest them because they give money to Christians hostility they're alienated from they're hostile and they want to push the unless you're going to celebrate them they're they're going to shut everything down that's that's the culture we now live in their hostile but Christ he verse twenty two he has now reconciled in his body by his death that's where we have the reconciliation it's not by culture our culture is not going to bring us in a right state with God it is in the body and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that we have reconciliation see why is it because he is the one that created everything that was created and holds it all together and because of that he is the only one that we can have insolation through because of what he did on that cross and he is going to present those of us who've been reconciled with in this should blow our minds he's GonNa present US holy and blameless those of us who were alienated those of us through hostile and enemies of God he's GonNa pretend us through the father as coli being set apart being blameless he's going to present us that way and above reproach that's how the father is going to see us because of Christ God the son you see it's in Christ that we have that this is why it has all this of explaining who got is because when we see the supremacy the Excellencies of Christ we see he's the head of the church he's the one and the only one that can reconcile us to the father because of who he is he's not just some man who claimed to be God he is God this is the thing that so many people missing in church unfortunately because they're so focused on either programs or trying to fit into the world or trying to grow their church bigger and they want to do things that are him more likeable look we have people that share Gospel Message WanNa leave part of it out like let's not talk about wrath there hell because those get things nobody waters down the gospel because they care for someone soul they watered down the Gospel because they wanna be they want people don't like them and they don't care about Christ but this is who Christ described as he is the image of the invisible God the firstborn of all creation he created all things he holds it all together it was created by him through him and for him he the head of the church the first born of the dead it is by him that we are reconciled though we were enemies we now are blameless and seen as holy this is who this Christ is this is the one that we get to sit at the feet at one day this is the one who's going to present us to the father because it is through Christ that we can be reconciled this is the one who every day a backup every minute of every day of every week of every month of every year we should be fixated on he should be preeminent not just a church that's why I say today on a Sunday at Pope when you're hearing God's word proclaimed this should be a culmination of a week of worship by the way worship is not just awesome singing that you guys get a district travel to a lot of churches I'll admit told us astor Steve There's one reason I love coming back to this church I do love the most of the songs are not all about me and we've got did me and then wonderful I am and God needs me because you know he was missing me that's not what this text will be saying we should be singing all about Christ because he is wonderful beyond comprehension our minds cannot only grasp all there is to know about Christ I mean can you comprehend all of the universe he comprehend all the cellular level crisis infinitely beyond that even if you could which you can understand all the universe he's beyond that indefinitely this is who we have the privilege of of standing before saying he is our redeemer he is our Savior he is the one we love his many people who want to go to heaven because they don't want to go to hell they WANNA get out of Hell Free Card if you WANNA get out of Hell Free Card probably going because you're still stuck in selfishness you see I wanNA go to Heaven 'cause Christ is there you heard it read earlier in Philippians chapter three pulses all these things that I've accumulated all this things that I could I could give praises to my Christ is all in all it's about Christ was Paul's thing I mean you see Philippines where he says from me I'm on death I would like to be dead to be with Christ it's far better he says but you know being stuck on earth it's good sturdy you that's actually what he says there he says he's hard pressed between the two for most people they're not hard pressed to like okay I'm going to Shelf in shape to live longer okay obviously I've stopped some you remember me from last year rose I stopped staying in shape you see it's been put on but but the reality is we do so much to extend our life here on earth I'm not saying that we should be looking forward looking to kill ourselves but in death we get to see the thing we want most that's what Paul was saying in Second Corinthians Chapter Five I read this chapter a lot especially as I'm getting older recently had some health issues that he basically we're really bad but I kept reading through First Second Corinthians chapter five basic talks about this body this temporal ten flash it's going to be done away with but the more we think about the as our bodies fail the more we look forward to Christ is that our hope because that's what Paul would say our hope is in Christ and if we don't have Christ as a central theme of everything that we do especially when it's in church maybe we need check our salvation that's hard thing to say I know because people grow up in church and they go to church all their life but the reality many who go to church are going to wake up in judgment God if Christ isn't Christ is not pre-empt Christ is not everything to you maybe not saved maybe you haven't been insult to him why he says in Verse Twenty Three If indeed you continue in faith stable and steadfast shifting from the hope of the Gospel that you heard which is proclaimed in all creation under heaven and of which I Paul became a minister you see the Gospel isn't change our culture wants to say it's changing our cultural and say no the Gospel is taking care of the poor and the oppressed that wasn't the Gospel that was delivered to Paul and Paul delivered we don't change this and the reason we need to be steadfast as is not because we can lose their salvation but it's a sign whether we actually are saved in the first place people who seem like they've been believers and then later you see them walk away well i John one thousand nine hundred makes that clear they went out from among us because they were never of us they went out from us to display that they were not of US steadfast through trials see for the Christian trials come you know what that does the Christian gets us to love Christ you're it gets us the looking forward to Christ more because the more that God strips away from this life the more we see Christ the more we wanna be with him and so we ended up seeing as Paul's making the case very clearly that Jesus is God context is making that ultra-clear but more than that he's the head of the church more than that he's the preeminent one for the Christian life he is supreme he's the one that we should be looking to for everything and is trials come and they will has temptations come and they will and as things go wrong in your life and it will we look to Christ and live let's pray heavenly father we thank you for everything you've done for for us in this text and we just ask the word that you'd busted put you first and foremost and all things amen why hope that that was an encouragement to your heart and really gets you to really love Christ more before we go let me give you some things to think about and that would be that if you are thinking of joining us us being speakers at striving fraternity Dr Vestal Pastor Frank Mola's and myself along with Justin Peters in Israel march point not twenty one you want to make sure you register for this now starting to fill up a little bit more we're getting less spots so if you register now you can go to twenty twenty one Israel trip dot com twenty twenty one Israel trip dot com get all the information there you can.
"rapp" Discussed on Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report
"Years. Denies Christ has liquid lunches is is from what I've been told drunken and most of the time and you look at that and say he was never a believer he was faking it for over a decade faking it but given enough time the truth came out and that's what Paul is saying here indeed if you continue in the faith stable and steadfast not shifting from the Gospel Wall my my friend John Shifted and it revealed he was never a believer because if he was he would have been reconciled back at the Cross so would you see here is we. You and I should have this mind to be striving for that day where we stand standing eternity everything we do have this in mind. If this passage is something you should look at keeping your mind think about it because when times are tough when things are ruffin life this is a passage you can go to and say you know what God created everything Jesus Christ. Every single thing that was created was created by him in through him he did it. He holds it together. He's the head of the church. He knows what he's doing. I was once his enemy. I was someone who did evil evil. I was selfish. I was alienated by him. I was hostile in and he took me who is alienated from him. WHO's hostile to him and he made me holy and set apart unto him he calls me blameless and above reproach? That's that's how Christ sees me. He knows what he's doing. No matter what trials we go through and let me tell you sound brothers and sisters those of us especially here in America we are going to go through trials. We are going to go through things that are just unfathomable for many Christian minds in America because they want ease they want comfort and the reality is we're going to be persecuted. I think in a very short period of time and many Christians aren't ready for it but this is a passage that was in Paul's halls mind. This is a passage in Colossians. This is the same concept you see in Philippians as people were suffering for the Causa Christ. This is the thinking that you see in our brothers and sisters around the world that are being martyred for Christ's being tortured for Christ waste. It is the idea of they think of the preeminence of Jesus Christ he his superior he is the sovereign you and I were his enemy and he made us his children you end up seeing that in in John One on this is son again. I love to bring Mormons because they think we're all God's children now John Chapter one versus twelve and thirteen but to all who did receive him who believe in his name he gave the right to become children of God who were born not of blood nor the Willemin nor of the flesh but of God. He's that is amazing that what we have is we go from being an enemy of God to being called a child of God. I hope that excites you. I hope that thrills you to think about the fact that God Almighty creator of Everything Jesus Christ who died on the Cross as payment of sin for you and I he is the head of the church he will marry this church in presentiment us as a bride he will present those of us who are his enemies hostile and ailing too he will present us holy blameless blameless and above reproach. Oh I look forward to that day do you do you look forward to the day that you're gonNA stand before him. I hope that this text that we looked at I hope this gets you excited. What about Christ this gets? You thrilled with Chris. If you do not know Christ then you need to turn from trusting the things I just mentioned John that it's not from your genealogy. It's not from works and it's not from your desire in other words. It's not there's factor. We think we do good works. WE'RE GONNA go to heaven or that. WE JUST WANNA go to heaven where we think we're good person or just naturally good or were born certain religion. We're going to go to heaven because of it. No the reality is it is only through the death on the Cross of Jesus Christ that we can be reconciled. We can be made right with God. That's what it takes. It's a turning of ourself because everything else says we saw there. Were hostile where we're alienating. Were do evil deeds. It's all selfishness. It's pride we have to turn from that pride and turn to Jesus Christ. If you haven't done that do that right now but if you have done that if you are reconciled with Christ I hope that this text thrills your heart. Yes it is one that we go to when we deal the oath Jehovah witnesses and Mormons and other cults because a IT lifts Christ on high it calls him and makes very clear. He is the creator he is Deity. He is sovereign so he's the he's the God who created everything who holds it altogether but more important he is the one who died to reconcile you back to himself. That should blow your mind and that's what we ended up seeing in this text so I wanted to break this down on wanted to give you an understanding thing is text because it is a text that is so valuable to understand in so many ways one as I said for dealing with people of different false religions who wanted to deny Jesus God and things like that. This is a clear text that denies that this is a text that if you I notice thrills my heart I love this passage because it lifts Christ on high and for that reason I hope that you would be checking this at read. This passion studied out. Look at this meditate on this and I would say keep doing it until your heart is thrilled with Jesus Christ so that is what we had for. I wanted to deliver to you guys today. More of a Bible Study <hes> we've done a lot of interviews <hes> just with my travel schedule and whatnot and I wanted to be able to give you guys something shrum the scriptures just really deal with some a Texas scripture going to depth and being encouragement you guys but I wanna do that every once in a while do do different things this one. We don't have some segments I was thinking of doing found save equivocation vacation because <hes> that we do see that fallacy <hes> in he in this tax. Actually you see it at the end I in the were first born. It's used as a fallacy by Jehovah witnesses. I could have gone into all that stuff but I really wanted just focus on the texts and so I do WanNa give a shout out though because we do have a lot of things going on striving fraternity and Christian podcast community and I want to <hes> mention that we have some new podcasts on the Christian podcast community now. I don't know when the last time I gave an update to some of the different podcast because boy has a Christian podcast community Ben Growing the newest one that we added is prescribed truth by Jamal Bandy and if you you don't know of prescribe truth. You'd want to check this podcast out. Jamal does some great stuff especially in the area social justice. He has been nailing the issue very well. We added the every day ministries podcast podcast with James White Not Dr James White the other James White but this is a couple guys that get together and they're just discussed ministry that that is a great podcast very encouraged by there. We have the way radio which had more he is dropping some episodes actually as we speak I believe as I'm recording. I think he's dropping three episodes. He told me he was going to do that today. And so he is going to he's going to deal with a lot of things he's a pastor he deals with recovery reformation and he so he gonNA deal a lot with how to recover from addictions things like that. I will be recording later today. It'll be later on their podcast. But what are we even doing here with the Updike's I will be able to record with them soon and I'm looking forward to that. We have five solas which is a great podcast with James Watkins. He's been doing outstanding stuff with his podcast. I've been really really blessed by it and so those are some of the newer ones that we have. We have some `bluestocking baptist. We have our you just watching if you like movies if you WANNA check out. Are you just watching give you some critical thinking in the area of Hollywood and I'm I'm GonNa give a shoutout to a specific podcast that we did Choline Sharpen. I have a podcasts called. So you want to be a podcast. We recently released an episode that I think every Christian podcast or must-listen too but it's even good but if you're not a podcast or listen to it is one on ethics we did a podcast that we <hes> basically entitled it podcast ethics but yet end up seeing quite a bit on line with people who are doing things things that just not so good and we're. We think that there's as Christians standards we should hold too and so I just WanNa give a thanks to all of you who listen we've. I've been thoroughly amazed you know this podcast is listened. Listen to in in off fifty. One of the United States say hey wait Andrew. There's only fifty that's right but D._C.. Is considered analyst. We're listened to in eighty seven countries and <hes> give a shoutout to those my friends there in the Philippines things because they've moved up the list from being pretty low <hes> the Christian podcast community every every one of the podcasters told me after I was in the Philippines speaking all of them noticed a jump in listenership <hes> to their podcasts from the Philippines and so <hes> I know Coleen from theology gals had mentioned all of a sudden she got friend requests from the Philippines and that was really quite interesting so <hes> what we end up seeing seeing is that there's been a lot of encouraging things going on in striving fraternity and the Christian podcast community and it's all because of you you you listen here. You share these things you get encouraged. I if this podcast here here encourages you share it with a friend. Get others to subscribe. It would be a great value. If you really want to help us out you can you could donate that striving for Eternity Dot O._R._G.. Slash donate and from there you could you could donate and help us out on a monthly basis so that we understand <hes> you know what is basically so we can. We can understand what our monthly income is. We can deal with things on a on a monthly basis but that'd be greatly encouraged. I hope that this episode encouraged you. I hope you go check out the other podcasts on the Christian podcast community. I know I didn't play a bunch of commercials this time and different things but I do one you go. Check them out and I don't know what I have on scheduled for next week but I will say this <hes> we will be doing. There's some bonus episodes. We had the equipped Jersey. Dr Sylvester did an excellent job addressing the issue Social Justice <hes> I dealt with basically dealing with marriage and priority in evangelism and whether you should or shouldn't be evangelizing and when in things <hes> I actually make a case that some people shouldn't be evangelizing and so I'll put that out there and then Petra Frank Mullah's <hes> also dealt with the whole theme was marriage. <hes> is what we tried to deal with and so frank is going to..
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"Me. People who sit there and think like God somehow doesn't know what he is doing. Look at the universe that he created and he holds it all together he created by the power of his thought really of his voice. We just commands it and he comes into two existence. That's powerful. He holds it all together by himself. How does this play out for? You and I who are Christians. Though will Paul answers that in verse eighteen look at this and he is is the head of the body the church that who is who is the head of the church there is such problems we have in churches today in a big reason why we have such a problem is because people don't understand this text. They don't look at what this Texas thank Christ the creator of the universe the one who not only created the entire universe threw himself but he did it for himself. He holds it altogether. Guess what he is the head of the church he who is sovereign who keeps the whole Oh universe in place he also is the head of the church. He knows what he's doing. He's in control so many people lose that thought they don't understand that in losing that they don't realize it is Christ even those of us who would be pastors astor's. We are accountable to Christ so many pastors so many churches lose focus on who is the real head of the church and they think it's about building a church they think it's about getting people in the pews and getting numbers getting donations building a bigger building trying to have an influence in their culture trying to make an impact in the world. Whatever the things are this is what the church is about Christ? If you lose that focus you've lost everything. Don't even call yourself a church church because if the Church that is not about Christ it's not a church. Christ is the head of the church and if we don't have Christ as head than we do not have a church when we violate what God has in his word and try to get churches to organize themselves in such way where they're trying to do things that God forbids it is not a church because Church has Christ as its head not man when you have a church that that ends up idolizing a pastor a man where they have someone that they're not going to. I think of an this may have set some people and I'm. I'm sorry if it does I. I'm not opposed to naming names. I look at what happened with Charles Stanley. When he was divorced by his wife his wife left him because of basically his his ministry and putting all time as mystery and neglecting his family would ended up happening? Maybe that's why Andy Stanley is the way he is because his doctrines really wacked and so the thing that you end up see if you don't believe that it's wacked I mean he just we could spend a whole episode and we will eventually maybe on Andy <music> but here's the thing I have dealt with Andy and some of the problems of of his argumentation in previous episodes but the thing is when Charles Stanley got divorced many people felt he was disqualified for ministry and his his in. I read this from his own leaders in his churches deacons who explained why Charles Stanley actually came and said I'm not qualified. I need to step down and they said No. No this church wouldn't be able to function without you. You must stay well. That's a real problem Tom because now Charles Stanley is the head of that church. Not Jesus Christ if I ever sin I I in such a way where I'm disqualified. I I should step down if not the ministry I'd be part of his is not a Ministry of God because Christ. I wouldn't be the head I would hope that every man that's a stands at a pulpit would have that view but unfortunately many do not and so when you have women who stand up as pastors and say we're we're a pastor when you do something that God forbids in i Timothy to twelve and following is very clear that God forbids a woman to be in the role of teacher of men and authority of men. They're not qualified to be pastors and win. A woman takes on that role. It is no longer a church. The church is where Christ is head and if Christ is not head than it is not a church I know so many people got upset with me with that that quote that I had that than meam that that literally went around the world because it originated in the Philippines revived actually price said before then at times but when I said that if a woman is the pastor of your church she's not a pastor. It's not a church. This is why I said that I mean the immune. Can't explain the full meaning of things but what the reason is because anytime that Christ is not the head of the church. It is not a church when you have a church that does things a God forbids thin Christ is not the head of the Church and I'll tell you so narrow times in Church. Many of us wonder what's going on. We don't know answers to things we act as if God is not in control but in this context he is saying Paul is emphasizing. This is God who created everything Christ everything that was created was created by him and for him he holds everything together and guess what he is the head of the church. He is the one running church. He knows what he's he's doing even if you and I don't understand it even if it doesn't make sense to you and I he knows what he's doing that's what Paul's emphasizing here we can look to Christ and say we're GONNA follow him even if it doesn't make sense but but America's turning earning against Christianity shouldn't we try to get along with the world. Shouldn't we try to be be accepting of homosexuality because it will make the world like us more. God knows what he's doing when he says that we should stand up and say sin sin and trust US Christ but we might go to jail. We might that just starts prison ministry. The reality is God is in control and he knows what he's doing so as we look at this just rest on that Jesus Christ knows what he's doing. He is the head of the Church and so when we look at that looking verse eighteen and he is the head of the body the church he is the beginning the first born born of the dead and in everything he might be preeminent now we looked at this in revelation one but now we see it right in the same exact context. That's why save this one in the same exact context of the first born of creation this same exact word is now used as the first born from the dead so a simple rule of harmony ticks. When you see a word used in the same exact context? It's going to unless there's something in the context context tells us it's going to be different here. He's using firstborn of all creation firstborn from the dead. It's going to be used in the same way so if he is the physical first creation of all creation then he must be the physical create the physical physical death of all death while we know that's not true I mean we see in Genesis. Further on a lot of people died you know so he couldn't be so right there. you see the firstborn cannot mean the way that Jehovah witnesses or Mormons and others try to use it. It has to do with exactly what it says right here. In verse eighteen preeminence he is the beginning getting back to the whole idea that before there was a time there was Christ. He's the beginning the firstborn I'm from the dead meaning the his his death was a different death than all the death that ever occurred his death was different because his death was a different type of death in the sense that he was the preeminent that in him he might be preeminent the the Eddie being i. This is what I born has to do with it has to do with being I and that's what this word means in this context. He is the first of those that would die the the death that he died in the sense that he would be glorified. You end up seeing that it is in him that we could be redeemed and we're going to see that throughout the rest of this text that it's in him that we have redemption that is what his death was. The first of it wasn't wasn't the death of we die physically. Yes Christ died physically. Yes you and I will die physically but his death was the preeminent one because in his death we can have redemption and that's we're gonNA see in versus nineteen starting universe nineteen it says for in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell and let me stop in before it gets the reconciliation verse twenty but right there. Let's go back to fifteen because you see in in this context again. All the fullness now the the full the idea fullness. There's this is a definite article thoughtfulness. This is all van awfulness of God. So there's the idea here's there's no attributes of God missing in this so when it said that he is the image of the invisible God will just a few versus later in this verse nineteen. It's emphasizing that in Christ he has the full four attributes of God. If you remember back if you listen to my rap report daily it's Andrew reports daily rap report some time ago I went through all the attributes God and I talked about three categories of attributes. Josh attributes a deity which many theologians referred to as incommunicable in other words they aren't communicated demand their attributes only God would possess and then I would define those communicable or those traits communicated to two men and even even maybe to some two angels as attributes personality attributes of morality and so I put those their break those up that way so what this is saying that there's attributes that you and I can have as angels or men we those are communicated to to other of God's creation but those attributes deity are not but this text says that those attributes Adidi that are communicated only to God. They're not communicate to us. We don't have those those attributes. Christ has them for in him all the fullness. There's nothing missing. It's all the fullness everything and so would you end up seeing there is this is he is the idea that there is everything that God is Christ is in him. All the attributes of God are pleased to dwell. That'd be one way of explaining that that Jesus Jesus Christ has all the attributes even the attributes of Deity so that emphasizes inverse fifteen when he talks about him being the first born. Oh sorry being the image of the invisible God the first of all creation that is emphasizing that he has the attributes that only God can have this is. Do you see why this is a great tax. When it comes to the DEA Christ when it comes to the supremacy Christ the preeminence of Christ this tax I these short couple of versus lists Christ on high it is so beautiful so let's continue in Verse Twenty and see the redemption because now he he's going to make this transition that he's slowly? May I raise the Christ. It's very high. He is the Creator Oh he's the he's God he's creator. Everything is created by him in through him everything that was created as being held together by him. He's the head of the church that starts the transition to you and I and how we relate to to Christ and then he goes back to him being the first born of the dead and the preeminence and that he has the fullness of God Bay has all the accuracy God and now he's going to bring it back to how does this all apply to you and I now those that are in the church those who've been redeemed verse twenty and threw Him who's him all that we've just been talking about this preeminent superior sovereign Christ who is the Creator who's God threw knew him to reconcile to himself all things what is he going to reconcile everything you can look at Romans eight even creation. He's going to reconcile back to himself. Even creation is reconciled back to Christ and threw him to reconcile to himself all things the all things we've been talking about. What's the any qualifies it's make it clear whether on earth or in heaven everything he's going to bring back into reconciliation making peace how by the blood of his cross oh it is through the blood of Christ on the Cross we can have this reconciliation both on earth men and those in the Universe in heaven so we have reconciliation only through Jesus Christ? This is the reason that we ended up seeing that every man made religion that you can see will always add human effort to the religion and this is what separates Christianity from every single religion it is that God did the work of redemption all of it.
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"Fashion <hes> I was <hes> very I I'm thankful to God that he instilled within me through his Holy Spirit a determination to obey the instructions and requirements of my elders to prove my repentance to be true and you know to go to alcohol Rehab Ministry and do all those thing <hes> <hes> so <hes> I think person who is following the instructions of the elders to be treated in a different way this. I think that a person like that should be treated as a brother. It's only when the person storms out of the office the study or even just blatantly says well who are you. You're who do you talk your center to <hes> I'm I how dare you bring this up in my my life or what about that guy what about that pointing to other people who are involved in some kind of sin. Those are the people that you have to say well. I'm sorry we cannot regard you as a brother even if you are and we are unaware of this if even if you are just a backslid and regenerate person we cannot treat you way and by the way that's for your good too and I think pastors have to be reminded now. Also this is not going to avoid discipline is not going to do not only the discipliny any favors if you don't discipline them. The congregation at large is not going to be blessed by allowing tolerating unrepentant didn't sin that level of severity that <hes> disciplined would be required <hes> now somebody might be thinking. Why are you saying that there was only certain sins that <hes> should require disciplined well? Let's face it. We all sin and I don't I don't agree at all with the logic or the teaching of many Christians today I've encountered and had conversations with will say send US citizen and I've known pastors have been caught in adultery when people have voiced their opinion that that man even if is restored to if the fellowship of the Church we can use his gifts in many different ways but he cannot be an leader in the church anymore. He will no longer be above. How dare you say that your center to and innocent as soon as assent and it's not some people in corrupt and overreaction to Roman Catholicism's venial mortal sins and all that <hes> there is a clear distinction in the Bible about the severity of since <hes> there for instance obviously the ultimate not every sin required a death penalty and <hes> you know we're not going to treat the adulterer in the same way as the brother who loses his temper now obviously the even brother-in-law loses his temper Ab- actually and keeps doing that person even needs to be put under discipline but there is obviously different approaches that you take your brother under church discipline if at a church picnic nick becomes a Glutton Day now obviously if this is a ritual thing where it's getting out of control it's ruining the person's life but <hes> so? I can't think of much else that I who is not a person in a church office can say that I can think of right. I think he brought up some things may Paul encouraged and said that you know Timothy Pastor sins you. You warn publicly. That's speaking of a pastor but it is true as you brought out. The whole congregation realizes we take sincerest here. It's the puree of the church. I think it was good. You brought up is this is about love. I know it striving for trae. We have a quick reference car called a process reconciliation. One of the things that we do in it is a flow chart wide because so many times.
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"All right so it's time for spiritual transition game let me explain how this game works and a like i said there's no pressure on you the pressures on me you're gonna give me something anything this part doesn't get edited so if i pause for long periods of means you stumped me which so far only met slick is done to these me words i don't understand 'em but my goal is to take whatever you give me and get to the gospels as quickly as i can in a very natural way the reason we plays games where this mostly on this now for you start thinking while i explain this part but most people struggle with sharing the gospel because i think oh lord just give me an opportunity meaning so having someone just walk up and go can you tell me about jesus this which never happens you know people say they they want someone to just go you know you're just so happy what is it that makes you happy in life you know there'd be a look for this opportunity that never actually happens and i've learnt unload go learn i don't need to ask for an opportunity because anything could be transitioned into the gospel so you could make v opportunity and that is the hardest thing for people when it comes to the man's on his guns in the natural world the spiritual or making that transition so we've turned it into a game in by playing it often you get better at transitioning into the way we usually plays game if it's in youth group a bunch of adults you you you're given objects you wanna be easy to someone you'd say andy take that water bottle and go to a spiritual conversation so just be spiritual but not necessarily the gospel gospel we make it harder on me i don't know why but we make it harder i mean we've had go the gospel 'cause that's more specific not just general spiritual an a reality is when you play this in a group of people you find out that everyone had a different way of transitioning usually at first it takes you along time the more you play you actually get better i i might pastors the one that taught me to houston just fruit when we're trained be pastors and deacons he leads to have a leadership training he just dropping object on the table and you always had go to a spiritual.
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"Send a check to few chose to do that. Thanks in advance for any donations that you provide. Okay, now as time for the interview that we mentioned earlier both us, and I were very impressed with this young lady Abigail who runs reformation pages. She's fourteen years old. And we were quite impressed with her maturity, I hope you are too, and check out her pages at reformation pages on Facebook and also she has a Twitter. So check those out follow her. All right. So I have a special guest with me for this section of the rap report. She is the person behind reformation pages met her out here, actually, I've met her before in California, but she's out here in the Philippines, and she was at the snatch them from the flames conference actually you had something more to do with that. We'll get to see if we can get person behind you on, on the on the show. But her name is Abigail, and she is. Is well, I'm gonna let her introduce herself and only get let her give you her age, 'cause you're not going to be a little bit surprised as we have the conversation when you realize how old she actually is because you're gonna think she's lying like I do. But go ahead introduce yourself. Hello there. My name is Abigail. I am fourteen years old. I've, I've been living in Philippians, and I saw Andrew Rappaport on California during the shepherds conference. And we discussed about two weeks during that time then he recently found out that I actually owned reformation pages in case you guys didn't know about that. That group it actually tackles or coats codes of pastors preachers around around the world. Into Philippines or in America. So I tried to find good quotes on, on teaching about theology on, on the attributes of God. Whatever is really reformed for reformation pages, we recently had a conference that was sort of put together by someone you know, maybe a couple of people, you know what he think. Yes, it was actually place together and thought about by my dad who's to past her far church. And what's the Turk name? The name of my churches. Rockefeller refuge. Christian church. It's reformed. Yeah. And it follows teaching slight John. John MacArthur, Steve Lawson and all those reform preachers, because we're recently out here in the Philippines for snatch him from the flames. What do you think you learn the most out of this conference? So during this conference. I learned about the false teachers how they roll and what exactly they tackle and try and how they tried to attract people to attend their churches, which is really through prosperty teaching people like in the Catholic churches here in Philippians dare starting to merge rid prepared to you prepared to churches, which is really turning out to be a disaster, because many, Christians are being led astray and day are confused by the Catholic church is partnering with some of the quote, unquote Christian churches. So that's why the there's really big topic trending right now, and many, Christians are confused. So that's why recently this conference natural him from the flames, the sided to tackle about that by just in Peter's, Andrew Rappaport. So it's been really good and many people. Love learning about the background of defaults. Teachers would or some of the things you walk away with from this conference. So I learned that. How false teachers they would I learned about backgrounds, I of the false teachers for guys like. You can name names. Okay. Guys, like you know, we're not afraid of naming names go fort so I learned about dissect, Benny Hinn. Robert Morris, Bussan shes in the Philippines and guys like joy on fashionable. How the how they would do first they were partner would each other and Dan discussed many Christians to be confused about why they partner with Roman Catholic this as I said earlier than I also learned how. Holiday would really try to make their messages. And sir months to try to get more money from the people attending which explains why they're really rich. And I had I, I know I quoted one of the guys and I I I'm gonna look at your debts. Make sure I pronounce the name right? Because it was Oreo belly on. No, I'm trying to make sure I get dependence Asian badly on. Oh, is very interesting because he, he took the verse that's should say that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And he said, he says that, that, that we that some say that the love of money is the root of all evil, but he says the lack of money is the root of all evil and I guess it was interesting for me. At least when I mentioned his name, there's this grown throughout the entire stadium like. Shots onto projector taking photos of the, of the pastor of, gee, twelve 'cause this is first time hearing it from, from another preacher. And everyone's happy with what Justin I said, right? Yeah. Most of them are never quite an extractions you mean. Like the woman preacher that left when we when Justin mentioned about women preachers. Oh, yeah. She walked out. What reaction so before before the, the conference actually before snatched him from the flames? We had a couple other events that your dad had arranged. So we had one at your church on church discipline. And, and then Justin spoke on, Charles hood, conversion. And then I'll talk about that in a let you mentioned what we did on Friday. Okay. So during church discipline, it was real. I mainly Woosh, Andrew Rappaport teaching us how a church should. Disipline niche other before, and it makes he taught us how to approach to one that you have conflict with. And but, but, but really the main thing before doing Matthew eighteen was checking yourself. I if you had any wrong checking yourself, if is this really a sin that I had, or he did he or she did to me with this other believer, and it's really a self check first before you do Matthew eighteen on your under on your brother or sister in Christ. And now let's see if this really was send that he or she did to you, you need to tell them and you can't let descend or bitterness in your heart fester because love that tolerate sin is not love at all. So really you should if, if you have a problem with your brother assistant, Christ you need to approach them before, descend, festers and really gets deeper. And bigger and bitterness Harbin's until until it finally explodes. And then just in Peter's later that after noon, talked to us, special bonus topic on childhood conversion just because a child grows up in Christian family does not Matica Lee meeting, that Detroit, the snow Christian because and even when to trial, this baptized, because that Jim really is just telling people that you're Christian is a proclamation becoming Christian is really repenting. Entrusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior after trial best that which is really great. And you didn't crunch them to mature more in Christ. Jesus in Jesus Christ in glorifying him in, it would be great to see the results of the faith of the child before they can get baptized. So that's really what what Justin Peters taught about. Out into afternoon. And he and he also showed as examples of how true conversion is Christian, which means you need to have a love for the brethren godly affection. Especially love for Christ continues. Love for Christ your faith in him really all the conversions that would show when you're a Christian. I, I mean, the examples to showed it, golly fiction, and all that if you're a Christian. So that's what just in Peter Stott in the afternoon. Well, Andrew Rappaport Totta, stretch discipline in the morning greatly help, and I would really suggest at your church goes through learning how to apply church discipline 'cause it would really benefit the members of the church, would we do on Friday on Friday? We had an open air. So Andrew Rappaport taught us how to do and how to do an actual open air for all the brethren for all the brethren in my church, how to like you can't turn your back around of people or else. The people will start to leave and how your voice needs to be loud enough for two people to hear pow you need to so especially show respect to the people. Unlike other Christian, sadly, Wendy, step up under box. They would immediately argue with the people with no respect or honor. And which is why the people would start to turn against the preacher, but really in an open air, you should show, respect and compassion, and gentleness. Because then people would see how Christians would act. Remember your Representative of God here and how you act would show how Jesus acted which really is so huge responsibility. And then we did someone that I've never done before we went inside a mall. Now, I've been inside a moment of Angelides, and I've been outside doing open air, but there's no way I could get away with what we did here in the Philippines. We went into a mall set up a big amplifier, right in the middle of atrium, and just started preaching the gospel. How did that go? Well, price God many people and circled around, and Rappaport, and started listening to what he had to say, and some of them got the free books, and tracts and some of. Them even listened up to the end of his open air preaching which is really praise God. And even though there were other preachers that came next after direct report, some people came in went, so but some people you could see that they were really listening and, and uprated at it really convicted their hearts. No. I noticed that you and your sister. Don't seem to go very many places without handing out gospel tracts, I think, actually I could be wrong, but you seem like you make you put me to shame and I end out a lot of tracks, but you tour like track machines. So you enjoy given out gospel, tracts you. You enjoy talking with folks talk about the evangelists that, that you do. I know your dad is very involved with, with vandalism and very supportive of living waters. And so in you've gotten a sea Ray covered live, do some open air. So we could even talk about that so well. Really, my, it was my parents who trained me to give tracks ever since I was a kid. That's why I got so used in giving tracks immediately to other people, although it's not easy. I can tell you sometimes when you're going to hand out tracts to gonna seep before you hand out the checks, you will look at people's face. Sometimes it's really old in Drumcree in your frayed to give the truck to them. But even sometimes some of the old people are grouchy people that I give trucks to after you give it to them, and explain to them, what this really is. You're gonna see their faces brighten up, and it's really encouraging to see that. So don't hesitate keep giving out tracks because you're really sharing to gospel of Christ. And what he did did you enjoy when we out in California for service conference getting see Ray comfort do some opener. Oh, yeah. It was awesome. If you guys are ever in Los Angeles, you should really see Ray comfort open. Aaron Huntington California the experience you have. Is so exciting just makes you want to share the gospel all the more. So really recommended. It mean to see. Reconquered Prejean lives was just so us. Jack. So we're we're right now. We're down in Sabuku. Now we were in Manila for the conference window, same conference again, tomorrow in suppo-. So let's talk about reformation pages that page at you run..
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"Send a check to few chose to do that. Thanks in advance for any donations that you provide. Okay, now as time for the interview that we mentioned earlier both us, I were very impressed with this young lady Abigail who runs reformation pages. She's fourteen years old. And we were quite impressed with her maturity, I hope you are too, and check out her pages at reformation pages on Facebook and also she has a Twitter. So check those out follow her. All right. So I have a special guest with me for this section of the rap report. She is the person behind reformation pages met her out here, actually, I've met her before in California, but she's out here in the Philippines, and she was at the snatch them from the flames conference actually you had something more to do with that. We'll get to see if we can get person behind you on, on the on the show. But her name is Abigail, and she is. Is well, I'm gonna let her introduce herself. And they get let her give you her age. 'cause you're not going to be a little bit surprised as we have the conversation when you realize how old she actually is because you're gonna think she's lying like I do. But go ahead introduce yourself. Hello there. My name is Abigail. I am fourteen years old. I've been living in Philippians, and I saw Andrew Rappaport on California during the shepherds conference. And we discussed about to optics during that time then he recently found out that I actually own reformation pages in case you guys didn't know about that. That group it actually tackles or quotes codes of pastors preachers around around the world. Into Philippines or in America. So I tried to find good quotes on, on teaching theology on, on the attributes of God. Whatever is really reformed for reformation pages, we recently had a conference that was sort of put together by someone you know, maybe a couple of people, you know what he think. Yes, it was actually place together and thought about by my dad who's to past her far church. And what's the Turk name? The name of my churches. Rockefeller refuge. Christian church. It's reformed. Yeah. And it follows teaching slight, John MacArthur, Steve Lawson and all those reform preachers, because we're recently out here in the Philippines for snatch him from the flames. What do you think you learn the most out of this conference? So during this conference. I learned about the false teachers how they roll and what exactly they tackle and try and how they tried to attract people to attend their churches, which is really through prosperty teaching people like in the Catholic churches here in Philippians dare starting to merge rid prepared to you prepared to churches, which is really turning out to be a disaster, because many, Christians are being led astray and day are confused by the Catholic church is partnering with some of the quote, unquote Christian churches. So that's why there's like, really big topic trending right now and many, Christians are confused. So that's why recently this conference natural him from the flames, the sided to tackle about that by just in Peter's, Andrew Rappaport. So it's been really good and many people. Loved learning about the background of defaults. Teachers would or some of the things you walk away with from this conference. So I learned that. How false teachers they would I learned about backgrounds, I of the false teachers for guys like. You can name names. Okay. Guys, like you know, we're not afraid of naming names go fort so I learned about dissect, Benny Hinn. Robert Morris, Bussan shes in the Philippians and guys like joy on fashionable. How the how they would do first they were partner would each other and Dan discussed many Christians to be confused about why they partner with Roman Catholic this as I said earlier than I also learned how. Holiday would really try to make their messages. And sir months to try to get more money from the people attending which explains why they're really rich. Yeah. And I had I, I know I quoted one of the guys and I I I'm gonna look at your debts. Make sure I pronounce the name right? 'cause it was Oriel belly on. No, I'm trying to make sure I get dependence -ation badly on. Oh, is very interesting because he took the verse that's should say that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And he said, he says that, that, that we that some say that the love of money is the root of all evil, but he says the lack of money is the root of all evil and I guess it was interesting for me. At least when I mentioned, his name, there's, like this grown throughout the entire stadium like. Shots under projector taking photos of the of the pastor of gee, twelve 'cause this is first time hearing it from from another preacher. And everyone's happy with what Justin I said, right? Yeah. Most of them are never quite mixed reactions. You mean like the woman preacher that left when we when Justin mentioned about women preachers? Oh, yeah. She walked out what reaction so before before the, the conference, actually before snatched him from the flames. We had a couple other events that your dad had arranged. So we had one at your church on church discipline. And, and then Justin spoke on, Charles hood, conversion. And then I'll talk about that in a let you mentioned what we did on Friday. Okay. So during church discipline, it was real. I mainly Woosh Andrew before teaching us how a church should. Disipline niche other before, and it makes he taught us how to approach to one that you have conflict with. And but, but, but really the main thing before doing Matthew eighteen was checking yourself. I if you had any wrong checking yourself, if is this really a sin that I had, or he did he or she did to me with this other believer, and it's really a self check first before you do Matthew eighteen on your under on your brother or sister in Christ. And now let's see if this really was send that he or she did to you, you need to tell them and you can't let descend or bitterness in your heart fester because love that tolerate sin is not love at all. So really you should if, if you have a problem with your brother assistant, Christ you need to approach them before, descend, festers and really gets deeper. And bigger and bitterness Harbin's until until it finally explodes. And then just in Peter's later that after noon, talked to us, special bonus topic on childhood conversion just because a child grows up in Christian. Family, does not oughta Matica Lee meeting that Detroit, the snow Christian because and even when to trial, this baptized, because that just some really is just telling people that you're Christian is proclaim, Asian becoming Christian is really repenting. Entrusting? Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior after child best that which is really great. And you didn't cribbage them to mature. More in Christ. Jesus in Jesus Christ in glorifying him. And it would be great to see the results of the faith of the child before they can get baptized. So that's really what what Justin Peters taught about. Into afternoon. And he and he also showed as examples of how true conversion is Christian, which means you need to have a love for the brethren godly affection. Especially love for Christ continues. Love for Christ your faith in him really all the conversions that would show when you're a Christian. I, I mean, the examples to showed it, golly fiction, and all that if you're a Christian. So that's what just in Peter Stott in the afternoon. Well, Andrew Rappaport Totta, stretch discipline in the morning greatly help, and I would really suggest at your church goes through learning how to apply church discipline 'cause it would really benefit the members of the church, would we do on Friday on Friday? We had an open air. So Andrew Rappaport taught us how to do and how to do an actual open air for all the brethren for all the brethren in my church how to like you can't turn your back around the people or else. The people will start to leave and how your voice needs to be loud enough for the people to hear pow you need to so especially show respect to the people. Unlike other Christian, sadly, Wendy, step up under box. They would immediately argue with the people with no respect or honor. And which is why the people would start to turn against the preacher, but really in an open air, you should show, respect and compassion, and gentleness. Because then people would see how Christians would act. Remember your Representative of God here and how you act would show how Jesus acted which really is so huge responsibility. And then we did someone that I've never done before we went inside a mall now I've been inside a Mon evangelized. And I've been outside doing open air. But there's no way I could get away with what we did here in the Philippines. We went into a mall set up a big amplifier, right in the middle of atrium, and just started preaching the gospel. How did that go? Well, price God many people and circled around, and Rappaport, and started listening to what he had to say, and some of them got the free books, and tracts, and some of them even listened up to the end of his open air preaching, which is really praise God. And even though there were other preachers that came next after direct report, some people came in went, so but some people you could see that they were really listening and, and uprated at it really convicted their hearts. No. I noticed that you and your sister. Don't seem to go very many places without handing out gospel tracts, I think, actually I could be wrong, but you seem like you make you put me to shame and I end out a lot of tracks, but you tour like track machines. So you enjoy given out gospel, tracts you. You enjoy talking with folks talk about the evangelism that, that you do. I know your dad is very involved with. With vandalism in and very supportive of living waters. And so in you've gotten a sea Ray comfort live, do some open air. So we can even talk about that, so, well, really my, it was my parents who train me to give tracks ever since I was a kid. That's why I got so used in giving tracks immediately to other people, although it's not easy. I can tell you sometimes when you're going to hand out tracts to going to seep before you had all the checks, you will look at people's face. Sometimes it's really Olding drumpf, easy in your frayed to give the truck to them. But even sometimes some of the old people are grouchy people that I give trucks to after you give it to them, and explain to them, what this really is. You're gonna see their faces brighten up, and it's really encouraging to see that. So don't hesitate keep giving out tracks 'cause you're really sharing to gospel of Christ. And what he did did you enjoy when we out in California for service conference. Getting see Ray comfort do some open-air. Oh, yeah. It was awesome. If you guys are ever in Los Angeles, you should really see Ray comfort open. Aaron Huntington California, the experience, you have is so exciting just makes you want to share the gospel all the more. So really recommended. It mean to see reconquered Prejean lives was just so ost jock..
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"And I'm like going. Wow. And she's only fourteen. Like she's applying things that she learns immediately and then she's talking, and she'll talk about this on the interview have with, but she talks about how that made an impact on her, and you and I were just very blown away by the maturity that, that she had. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. I don't think I've ever talked to a fourteen year old who knows as much as does and studies at the level that she does. And, and just we compete to just but well then we have the question of have you ever been around? Anyone that hands out, more tracks than actually that the whole other? Yeah. The whole other one night. We were in the last night, we went to kind of have a meal together in a mall, and we got all of the tracks that we had on my tracks. I had, and I think some years, gave them to those kids and they just they got rid. I've got city oil. Video the kids going around all these people sitting there on the staff Abigail and Lena took the to the cracks and went up and handed them all out. Almost everybody took them in every restaurant, we went to their handing out tracks and their track machines. So the next day, we got up, we did a, a conference for pastors. It was it was geared specifically to pastors. I did the morning sessions did three sessions on church discipline which I expected when when said we're gonna we're gonna do a conference for pastors church discipline. I'm like, so we'll have four or five people. Right. That room was packed. I forget what he said. I'm thinking there was one hundred fifty or so folks, there, I did the morning sessions on discipline. You did an afternoon session on based off of your book on childhood conversion than we did Acuna a four the that group that was there. I think that was really helpful. I would honestly say, I don't know too many times where we had topics of church discipline, and there was a packed room and I'll throw this out there, again, to the next day Abigail was asking me all kinds of questions, one on one at breakfast about church discipline. And how, how would you implement this, and what about this sort of situation really showing she was thinking through it, but I was just very pleased with seeing the local passes. They're having a desire to want to learn about church discipline and childhood conversion and baptism. And whether we should baptize children. I didn't expect to have a lot of people there really was helpful in gearing up for the. The conference I was going to be coming that weekend. But we got a lot of good teaching in their regarding issues related to the church specifically geared toward pastors. Yes. The room was packed. There was what probably hundred over people that were they are the Turkishness, maybe hundred fifty most of them, passers, good number of passers. And they were very interested in what you say about searches I was really encouraged to say that because as you know, so very few churches Actes church discipline. It's almost when heard of I would say twenty years ago, probably hardly, any churches that thankfully, by God's grace with renewed interest in reform, theology and doctrines of grave. It's a few more doing it, but it still vast vast majority of churches don't but yeah, there was a lot of interest in it as being very grateful for the teaching and may be jumping, John here. Make wing talk about this little bit late wants to get to of the criticism. You're not got they quoted the main passage ceiling, which discipline that team if some of these very people, quote Matthew eighteen go to churches a practice discipline, which more than a little ironic of anyway, wait. Are you are you saying, not everybody loved having down there? Not everybody said, whoa to you all speak. Well of I think you and I are I think you in our. Okay. On that, at least on that front does not everybody speaks. Well, yeah. We, we are gonna get to that before too long. So so we had we so we get there. We have the radio interview first thing we do CUNY with the church that evening next morning. The whole day we're doing this basically conference for local pastors. Now the next day, you and I went in different locations so you went for a radio interview, and then you went to the mall to do some vandalism while you're at the radio. And every I was doing an open air evangelism training. And then I took a team of folks actually all the folks that had been at that training. We went to that same, all you're at. They got a permit to amplify inside the mall. Sometime never been able to do in the US, but we actually were vandalizing in the mall. All in the tram I did opener training. It was it was maybe two sessions to one hour session. So is kinda quick. We basically went over some would some things how to go about doing open air vandalism how things that would help with evangelism, in general. But then specifically, we really want to focus on doing open air because in the Philippines as you and I discovered, there are issues with open air, because most of the guys who do open air down there. The first thing they do is ask for money before doing open air or s for money before, you know, like forgiving gospel tracks, and that made it where people are a little bit leery of, of the open air, because they were they were expecting us to be asking for money from them. And so is one of the things that I learned from that came in handy when I did the open air, mention that things were free, but while I was doing that you were at a radio station. How'd that interview go? It really will like that interview with, I think it went better than but I one that we did the very first morning, we are that there was. So we were in a different building different radio station. And the, the lady who interviewed me very, very much like mounted a made up the elevators, far as can go. And then there was like three flights of steps that they all they didn't go to, and they had put me. I mean, a chair instant guys got around within the up in this chair and told him me up all those bats. And they were they were a bit winded by the time we got to top of that understandably so, so super nice folks and just everybody, there was great. And, and just couldn't do enough to help me help. And so I don't even think that interview in aired yet I think they're gonna air it. I dunno sometime soon. But that hasn't yet so by God's gross that that will bear some fruit as well, but then men interviews done by someone. I think exactly where we are logical, and I'll try to see if I can grab all the links for those things and put them into the show notes. If I if I can find if aired afterwards after that you Winston wall and just handed out some tracks, you know, ended up going back to do some more research because you were doing some research specifically on some of the local folks there and what we're going to get to that in a bit. I ended up taking the team of folks that we, we did the training with to the mall. We had a. Box of books booklets. There were provided by wretched radio, or I guess, just wretched now, 'cause they're, they're radio MTV rates. So they had donated whole box of actually more than one box. We had him for the conference, but we took a box they're in as we doing the open air. One of the things I was really told was that the Filipinos will not come up and talk, even though we had a microphone in a box for, for people to dialogue with us. Nobody actually came up. It was just me and then a couple other brothers that were doing just preaching the gospel. But then I realized we had this box of books and I just mentioned folks, here the these books are for you their free. You could take them. And after one person walked up, then slowly, a lot of those books disappeared people were were coming up during the preaching. We have people recording it people that were like four stories. High people are upstairs looking down to hear the message. So I think it was good. The gospel went forth. We got a lot of good one on one conversations and the next day was the Saturday for really what we there for was the conference at the SkyDome on discernment. There was a bout. I think they said eleven hundred people in attendance. I personally was really impressed. With the fact that the air conditioning unit stopped working very early on that conference in very few people left to I think the only people we heard of who left were with some female pastors that didn't like some of the things that were said about women preaching. Yeah. No, no. They did. I remember from the first time filthy for years ago that there's a really big issue and not spill things in the states all over the world. But maybe a bit more came to the Philippines in some other places of there, being female pastors. And so I, I dealt with that in my teaching and the first conference. There are no other really big one where we had, I think about eleven hundred people team I show up for that conference. And so about with that, and yeah. Not, not everyone was thrilled with that. They order in both Manila, ANSA, boo that next copper subdued further south of there was female pastors from what we were informed that attended and yeah, I don't, I don't, I don't think they were very happy when what we had to say and we were both very clear on this. In fact, in a we were asked about it and you Andrew said, if you have a female. Passer AC's not a pastor. The it's not it's not a coach. She's not a pastor, and you don't have a real church and, and we were very black and white on that, because the bible is very black and white. Oh man. There should not be any confusion about this and so. But also heard that maybe one or two of the lady pastors who were there express, some, you know, some sentiment that what we said, Gables some falls, and Abelson something to think about so a hope that that's the case. Well, there was even a question came up in Sabuku the Sabuk conference. And when we talk about the Manila instabile we did the same conference on Saturday in Manila. And then we flew down to subdue into the same conference on Tuesday. So on our Tuesday there. And so, we're we did the same basic messages. But in two places, but in Sabuku we were asked the question and speak about being direct. The question was. Something like if you have a female pastor how what do you do to transition to having a male pastor? And if the second part of the question is no men, step up. What do you do? And I was pretty direct. I just said, well, if you to transition to a male pastor, you fire the female pastor if no man steps up close the church, and there was there is a group of female pastors that were just like, Ooh, I didn't realize they were female pastors at the time. But I just, I think, because I was so direct with it, maybe that was was the issue, but it did seem that, that question was being asked minded standing was from someone who is questioning her role as a female pastor. And so that, that may be why she she asked the question. I do think there in that aspect, there was the clarity in which we spoke on that issue. I think help some folks to realize that this isn't just, you know, I Timothy two twelve and fourteen is not some cultural issue, it's actually an issue based in the creation. Order. We went through that when I taught on, on how to interpret the bible, and I think it was clear. So let's actually go. Through the topics you started us off with the topic on the sufficiency scripture, which was essential, I think, to start off with because of the fact that we're talking about the -ment, and it really set the tone, why, why is the sufficiency of scripture, so important when we're gonna talk about discernment like we did. Yeah. Andrew, I've known people all the time that the real battle for the bible. Today is not so much over an errand feed in and of itself. So some of those fires still smolder but, but where the real battle is being fought today. And I understand that they're both of these are inextricably linked, but most people don't understand that. But the way the real battles being fall today is over. Sufficiency is God's word sufficient, and we are losing that battle big time. So my, my first session in Manila and suit. Oh, talking about how God does in does not speak to us. It's, it's almost unquestioned today that God's into us and spill small voice, or inner impressions, things like that. And we've created a whole lingo vision that really is not supported by scripture at all. We hear people say, well, I feel like God is, is saying such and such to me. I think. It said, such and such, you know. And you won't find that language anywhere in scripture, when God spoke it was crystal clear as to what he was saying, there's no ambiguity about what God said. So this whole, you know, I feel like not told me, I think God told me that's, that's a that is language at its foreign scripture most that eating where owned orange test. But if we allow for this that God is speaking outside of scripture direct quotable sense. Well, hey, we've got an open canon scripture again cost. Winter got says should be just as thority of any person by them. But being what we're also saying is, is that the word of God is not enough. It's not enough even though God's word tells us that it is enough that it is out of the word of God is a all grips is inspired by God, and it's profitable for doctrine for reproof progression for instruction and righteousness that the man of God may be thoroughly furnished adequately. But we acquit. Onto every good work. And so God's word tells us it's sufficient and yet in in how we kinda live out the Christian life..
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"Here. All right. So continuing on we have our next characteristic that we see as we go through our list of characteristics. And the next one that we have is one that is described in is not a self willed. This isn't Titus one seven not self willed is use of pastors. The Greek word means self pleasing, self willed or arrogant, this word refers to someone who is pleased with himself despises, others surly. And basically, it is a person who maintains his own opinion of himself or search his own rights, but his reckless to the rights feelings are interest of others. He regards his life with no respect to other people. The world. Usually looks too aggressive self assertive people for leadership, however, those characteristics disqualify a man for leadership in the church where a self willed man has no place every believer. And certainly every church leader must continually fight the battle against the flesh of self will so fulfillment and self glory. No, another characteristic that we see number fourteen is not quick tempered. We see this in Titus one seven. It's used for pastors and the Greek word means not prone to anger. Not quarrelsome, quiet, peaceful. Tranquil this refers to a person that is not easily provoked to anger, the qualified pastor must carefully guard against the spirit of hostility, resentment and anger, even when everything in the church seems to be going Wong and people are critical or indifferent toward him. He is a man who can delegate responsibility to others who may not fulfil a task. That is exactly the way he would do it. In other words, he's willing to allow people to. To fail. He can work with others in kindness and patience and gratitude he can allow dedicated but inexperienced people around him to fail until they learn to see succeed his own ego is not tied up in everything that's done in the church. He is somebody who is looking to see people succeed in the end. Now, this is really hard for some leaders because they really think no one should be allowed to fail, and they can do it better than anybody else because they've already learned, but you know, what we've all learned from armistead. And this kind of leader is someone who recognizes that allows others to fail and make mistakes. So that they can learn to be a better leader. Number fifteen in our qualifications for church leaders is a lover of what is good. We see this in Titus one eight it is usual who once of pastors and the Greek word means a lover of goodness and carries the idea of having a strong affection for that, which is intrinsically good. And a pastor should love those things and those people who are genuinely good. Now, we see number sixteen is just we see this Titus one eight and notice that these are all dealing with issues. So far of character. Just has the idea it's referred to as toward pastors. And the Greek word is a common word in the intestine, which means just or right? And it's notes that which is proper right and fitting is frequently rendered, righteousness. And so a pastor is going to be someone who is described by being just. Now, one more when we get to the characteristic issues, and we have two more in the category of characteristics. We see here that he should be holy. We see this entice one eight referring to pastors and the Greek word means undefined by sin free from wickedness. Religiously observing every moral objection purely pure holy. And so we see here is it refers to a person who separates himself from sin and the world not perfectly, but as a pattern of life. He wants to be set apart for God and doing what God calls him to do this the idea of holy by the way, it's where we get the word Saint from also in Titus one eight. We have the eighteenth characteristic that we look at and that is self controlled self controlled is referred to pastors. The Greek word has the meaning of mastering controlling curbing restraining, controlling oneself. Temperate or disciplined, a pastor lives an exemplary life on the outside he submits to ho spears control on the inside of pastures, not self controlled who does not continually monitor his own life submitting to sin to or two lords cleansing of. It is not fit to lead. God's people. No matter how hourly righteous he may appear if he acts right only when others are looking he is doing just that acting. The self controlled pastor walks with God in integrity of heart. He is he has that continual GRA canoe race of God working in his life to the degree that he is spiritually mature and morally pure, my seminary professors to say, this, you are you are when you're alone with God and many people put on a show a person who's not self controlled is going to put on a show for people, but he's not qualified for ministry. Now, we give a couple that are in the area of characteristics of character issues that refer only to the deacons. Let's look at those. Now, we look at number nineteen, and that's Reverend it's us twice both of male and female servants or deacons. The Greek word has the meaning of worthy of. Honor or reverence it's the idea of being serious or dignified or honorable this word identifies the deacons as one who's serious and respectable in their demeanor. A servant will be working in the realm often of the Modine name and in the realm of a system people in their relation to people. They are to have an attitude that is respectable and in relation to their works. They must see those acts of servants as a sensual to contributing to the work of the ministry. They are to be characterized as ones who take on the smallest aspects of ministry, very seriously and something that is to be done unto the Lord. And so they have a reverence number. Twenty and again, only referring to the deacons are servants is not double tongue. We see this in. I Timothy three eight in this one is one that refers to the female servants the word only appears in the New Testament once and literally means to speak out of both sides of your mouth. It means not to be two faced or deceitful insincere or hypocritical. Some think it refers to gossip person who has so to speak not one that's double tongue. Someone who doesn't like to talk about others. A deacon speech must not be hypocritical, but be characterized by integrity consistency and honesty. A man or in this case a woman who tells different stories too. Different people will quickly lose confidence and manifest duplicitous and manipulative motive they would be double tongue d- and not qualified for leadership within a church never twenty one. Is we look through our characteristics that we should all be striving for but are specific to those in leadership. And in this case, two male servants, we see in acts six three, and it is the idea being full of the Holy Spirit. His required only of male servants or deacons, but maybe implied to the females as well. They must be fully yielded to the holy spirit's control in every area of their life. That is a description that they would have we also see number twenty two in acts. Six three is full of wisdom. It's only used once to refer to the deacons, and it is required only of the male servants. But it could be implied to the female as well. They must have biblical and theological, understanding and knowledge and the practical wisdom to apply those biblical truths to situations in everyday life. They must be men and women that are so ver- in righteous in judgment. This is the idea of being full of wisdom. One more that we see speaking of specifically, the female deacons in first himse, three eleven is not slanderous. The Greek word, means slander Nellis gossip backbiting when used in the singular noun form, it always is translated as Satan. Yes. That's right. The word literally means one Hugh accuses and women who are ministering in the area of need to be set apart as an example in their speech, not one that's complaining about people in the church, but one who is bent on building people up and if needed willing to confront instead of complain. Another one that we see for the female deacons is faithful in all things we see this. I of the three eleven and the Greek word here has the meaning of being trustworthy or faithful in everything. They must be absolutely trustworthy in all areas of life and ministry. These women are those who can be given a job, and you can rest in the fact that they will get it done. We see many extremes of faithfulness, particularly as it relates to the tensions between home, and the church some women get involved in their homes that they so much. So that they fail to minister those outside of the family, then you find some who are so involved in ministry, and the local church that they neglect their duties of a wife and mother faithfulness in all things means that you have a balanced approach to both family and ministry.
Kevin Spacey Accused Of Sexual Assault By 3 More Men
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