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Biden gets Pope's welcome, abortion warning from US bishops
"President Biden received the pope's welcome but he gets a warning from U. S. bishops pope Francis congratulated president Joe Biden urging him to foster reconciliation as the Vatican welcomes a new administration more in line with the punches priorities on the environment and social justice issues the pope's message contrasted with a statement issued almost simultaneously by the U. S. conference of Catholic bishops they want a bite in support of abortion rights but advance moral evils and threaten human life the conference remains dominated by conservatives who have long declared abortion the preeminent voting issue for American Catholics Biden is the second Roman Catholic president I'm Walter Ratliff
Virgil and the Funeral for a Bug
"Was a poet who lived in the first century. Bc e during the the augusta periods of early imperial room and You might know him best from his most famous work the epic poem the aeneid which is about sort of the founding lineage of rome and the adventures of the trojan hero aeneas who after the trojan war travels from troy and eventually becomes the ancestor of the roman people Virgil is often considered one of the greatest latin poets and he was wildly popular during his own lifetime You know he. He received commendations from from kings and the wealthy. And and you know everybody thought like this. This guy is just got the juice. And i had virgil on my mind A lot last year. Because rachel and i were re-reading dante's divine comedy. And if you'll recall of course virgil is the pilgrims guide through hell and purgatory and the divine comedy so the spirit of virgil. He's been living out the centuries in limbo because Though he was a very virtuous man he's one of the virtuous pagans. He was never baptized as a christian. So he can't go to heaven he's got a hang out in this sort of antechamber of hell where everybody sits around sighing. Because interesting has ever happening to them. I have to admit that. I tend to when anybody mentions virgil. That's the first place. My mind goes is dante's inferno which is probably not fair. It's like if you were to mention the name of socrates and there was someone were to go. Yeah yeah he's in bill and ted's excellent adventure that's exactly eighty nine. That's exactly where i knew you were going with the villain ted. Yeah yeah the that is pretty good because though it slightly different because it's not a it's not at all parodied in the divine comedy. In fact i would say it's exactly the opposite in the divine comedy. He is he is revered. Yeah yes he. He's reimagined as this like superhuman wizard. For for dante he Virgil is the embodiment of wisdom and reason so for the intended readers of the divine comedy. We're supposed to understand that. Virgil is like a ten out of ten platinum level. Cool be st is just like this ultimate wizard of knowledge and about half of the state you remember. How like basically every other time. Dante talks in the first two books of the divine comedy. It's just to say like virgil you are so right. I would never doubt your wisdom. Tell me more you know and it kind of stinks then. Because i remember when we got to the end of the purgatory and virgil does not get to move on to heaven with dante. He has to stay behind and be beatrice takes him on from there. We're really mad. That virgil didn't get to go to heaven. Yeah yeah no. I mean so much so much time is devoted to him. It also much stripped away at that point. You know. it's like if it's hard to follow dante in into paradise just because you know that there aren't going to be any demons playing trumpets with their bombs or anything there's gonna be Monsters so much and virgils not gonna be there. So it's it's part. Three in a series is always tough. Yeah i agree. Yeah the the trilogy is a hard sell to to complete with dignity. And but i think for modern readers that sense of injustice about virgil that is interpreted by the characters in the inferno as you know perfect divine justice. It's the one person version of the dynamic that plays out throughout the whole thing whereas they're going through hell it just seems like wow. This is really unfair. Yeah but anyway long. Before virgil was guiding dante up the mountain of purgatory in his post mortem shade form people were telling lots of legends about his life and one of those legends. Is that once at his home. In rome virgil built a tomb and held an extravagant funeral for a dead fly. Like a fly as in the insect with six legs and wings This story is very probably untrue. And we'll get to why. That is in a bit. But i i wanted to explore some of the details and for this. I was reading an article by george pendle in cabinet magazine. In two thousand seven called virgils fly and he describes the legend in the following way quote held in the grounds of virgils home on rome's esquel line hill. The funeral attracted the great and good of the city. Dirges were sung and tributes read virgils. Patron my sinus delivered. A lengthy and moving eulogy to the departed insect and virgil was himself said to have uttered a few of his exquisite versus over the tiny carcass tomb had been erected and the lifeless body of the fly was placed within it to the whales and moen's of the professional mourners so lavish where the commemorations that the cost was estimated at over eight. Hundred thousand sister. She's so that's the gist. According to the story virgil and his close friends spend huge amounts of money and effort to celebrate the life in memory of an insect concluding with the insects burial in a marble tomb. Why on earth would this be. Well the legend itself also contains an answer to this so to read from pendle again quote but the reason for the funeral was not due to extravagance interest or even emotion. Having defeated julius. Caesar's assassins at the battle of philip pie. The second triumvirate was at that very moment. Engaged in confiscating the states of the rich and dividing them among the war veterans returning from the battlefield only one exception was given if the estate held a burial plot. It was not to be touched by burying his housefly. Virgil saved his house.
The Birthplace of Saint Augustine
"World of augustine encircled the mediterranean sea spain and portugal. To the west france switzerland and the british isles to the north greece turkey israel to the north and to the east. Of course italy extending right into the sea the boot poised to kick a soccer ball also known as sicily and stretching all along the south egypt in the coast of africa. Agusan is from africa. Now that's the modern designation as are all of those country names. I just listed for you and the three hundred and four hundred. This was all rome. All of these peoples were roman or were to be considered roman and all of these places were part of the far flung roman empire augusta was born specifically in what was called new media the roman province of namibia. It is modern day algeria. His hometown was aghast. It was originally a village of nomadic. Berbers and back in the two hundred and one hundred species does the punic. Wars rome took control of this vast area as guston was born. Rome reached its zenith as augusta and lived roman declined and as guston died. Rome fell well. The gas was two thousand feet above sea level. It was surrounded by mountains that were another thousand feet or so and it was a very fertile plain. In fact the most fertile land in north africa it was a great place to settle and farm. Corn olives were mostly harvested and had a great economy one. A story noted how it became a retirement destination spot for roman soldiers. Did you ever wonder where the lions and bears and tigers in the roman amphitheatres came from. Will they were caught in the mountains and in the plains around agustin's hometown of the gas one hundred and seventy miles away to the east was the massive city of carthage. It was bustling with people and trade. It was second city only to rome and sixty miles or so to the northwest hippo regis. That city would come to play a significant role in the life of augustine. Near the end. Agustin's father was patricia. S a roman pagan. His mother was monica and devout and sometimes mystical christian much much more on her later as our book unfolds. Augustine had siblings. But we know very little about them he had at least one brother navigate. Send at least one sister and he likely had more brothers and sisters. But we just don't know that much about them at all. He was born on november thirteen. Three fifty four. This was a full generation of post. Constantine rome one. After constantine's conversion did you see the air quotes there. i put around network. that's important. This was the christian era at the end of the roman empire of course alongside of christianity. Plato's philosophy and the schools that followed him ruled the roost. That's important. It was a time of doctrinal advance. Augusta lived right in between the nineteen creed three twenty five and the cow sedonia creed of 451 that's important. He also lived during the time of heresies. They were springing up all over the place. Will that too is important if you were to ask a young augusta playing in the streets of the gassed. What do you want to do when you grow up. He would answer with one word. I wanna be
Passionate for God and Truth
"Passionate for god and truth. What if some were unfaithful. Does their faithlessness. Nullify the faithfulness of god by no means. Let god be true though. Everyone were liar as she just written that. You may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judged romans. Three three and four are concerned with truth is an inevitable expression of are concerned with god. If god exists then he is a measure of all things and what he thinks about. All things is the measure of what we should think not to care about. Truth is not to care about god to love god. Passionately is to love truth passionately. Being god centered in life means being truth driven in ministry. What is not true is not of god. Ponder these four sets of texts. On god and truth. One god is truth. Romans three three and four. God the father. What if some were unfaithful does their faithless. Nullify the faithfulness of god by no means. Let god be clue. Though everyone world wire john fourteen six. God the son jesus said to him. I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. John fifteen twenty six god the spirit when the helper comes whom i will send to you from the father the spirit of truth who proceeds from the father. He will bear witness about me to not loving the truth is eternally ruinous. second loans. to ten. The wicked will perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Three christian living is based on knowledge of the truth. I corinthians six fifteen and sixteen. Do you not know. Your body's are members of christ. Shell i then take the members of christ and make them members of a prostitute. Never or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her for the body of christ is built with truth in love colossians. One twenty eight him. We proclaim warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom that we may present everyone mature in christ may god lake us passionate for him and for truth.
'We come from the stars': Indigenous astronomy, astronauts, and star stories
"When you think about the night sky what constellations come to mind. Chances are they're rooted in western astronomy but indigenous. Astronomy and scientific knowledge have been here for millennia. It's just not taught in schools or considered important within universities. My next guest is working to change. That nielsen is mick ma. And he's a professor in the department of astronomy and astrophysics at the university of toronto. Helping welcome thank you for having me. So how would you describe the way. Astronomy is typically taught in university course university of toronto's famous having a an astronomy course fifteen hundred students in it in that course generally starts from the early greek and roman astronomy aristotle type of plato pythagoras and they will channel through european astronomy with newton and cabrera hey and yohannes kepler and galileo of course the modern enshrinement is just one linear path from the romans to essentially neil degrasse tyson and today scientists. It's very very centered in the european model. And how have you been incorporating indigenous knowledge in your courses. I've been trying to do that little bit here. And there are courses tend to be quite full of material so adding new materials always a challenge. But i always want to make sure students come in and the first thing they see is not there. Expect a constellation. I don't him see a bear with the tail lakers major. I want them to see the constellation view. I nor a constellation of the bear or a punish shining relation that please and to recognize that these constellations reflect landover on i for in toronto or in new magi or anywhere and what is indigenous astronomy. And how do you define it. How is it or how old. I define indigenous astronomy. As being the the knowledge of the peoples of the land so and since burnett Nation state of canada would find it as the astronomers of the people that were here before settlers in colonizers so strongly of the astronomy of first nations big cree on astronaut and so on across across rhode island and every nation has their own perspective of the night skydrone interpretation in knowledge of it and so these indigenous astronomers speak to connection to the land and and to the people and that knowledge has been here as long as the people have been here and so is there a star story that comes to mind for you that gives an understanding of indigenous astronomy. Great story was the story of noon on the seven bird hunters which is a story so close your eyes and you're looking morni- guy and you see what we call the less the big dipper. And if you're looking at the big dipper couple of hours before dawn in spring you're gonna see the big dipper pointing downwards so the four stars make up the bear kind of facing downwards detail is climbing higher in the sky the four stars of the big dipper in the bull our immune the bear and then pours. What would be the handle. The big dipper are at the bird hunters and you go on those three stars to another four to get the seven hunters and the story starts by while you have to get up early in the morning a couple of hours before dawn to this constellation when we observe it at that time in the morning and we observed every day we can see the constellation circle around the sky. The constellation circles around sky every night as well. So we see the two different timescales in play but if we start in the spring at that to ask for dumb the bowl. The big dipper the bears pointing downwards. And that's when the bears waking up from tiber nation and decides hungry needs to go gather food as the bear leaves. The cave i robin spies upon the bear grabs it's bone arrow and size to chase it from hunt and the story continues through the summer when muniz running across the land so the constellations kinda flat across the sky and the birger chasing it as we get towards fall newness getting tired and stands likes to fight back so the constellations on one side again. Some of the birds have fallen below the horizon and must track the hunt but immune you and stands back robin fires. It's era a striking the immune in the heart killing it. Blood gets everywhere. All of robinhood flies into the tree shakes off the blood separate one stain on his chest. The leaves are now allred as a result. Chickeny joins robin. And they begin a celebration to cook the cook. The bear and to celebrate the feast harvest as we approach winter the constellation as the bears on his back again and reflecting the spirit of the baron sky and waiting for spring to come as part of the next cycle. So we see lots of different kinds. We have knowledge of the year as a calendar have knowledge of ritual and ceremony and we have connection with nature. So it's not just a shawny story. It's it's part of. It's a story that people in story of how to be.
How to Amplify Your Brand When Live Streaming with Joie Gharrity
"Joey why is branding important for business. How can i maybe relate that into live streaming for their business as an example. Right so branding is really the heartbeat to any business professional or personal. And i wanna say this to people to out there even if you're working in j. o. B. should really be working on your professional brand. It's a way where people can hook into you out there. Human beings don't like to feel dumb and they don't like to sound and so a lot of times i'll have clan say will no one's talking about me because they don't know how to talk about you. There's nothing to hook into yet. No one wants to say oh judas. Branding is boring. Who cares about that right but when you create a very deep-rooted emotionally connected brand out. There is that i tell people i said you want to lead with your actual heartbe so my heartbeat about visibility influence. I don't care if anyone. I i could care less. If anyone knows. I do branding. Who cares. That's not the point. But i do care that everyone in. There's like hey do you need some more visit billion florence. Joe is the one to go to it something that they can hook into. So i'm just asking the audience members out there. I'm saying sit back with your brand for a second and even if you're streaming if you have a content overall arching content umbrella of what you're streaming about but you don't have a heartbeat where people can hook into it. It can fall flat grio but fine the heartbeat. Not that output from the heartbeat. I am from that. Harvey then other people marketplace can sing. Your song was fantastic. So can't let so speaking sigmund branding. So can you share. Maybe three ways that someone can amplify their brand when they are live streaming. I mean now that the tools are readily available. There's software out there. Music started with just your computer or your smartphone What are some ways that somebody can amplify that brand when they are live streaming without kind of you know just being overly. What's the word i'm looking for. Just just overly complex like are there are some couple ways. You can think people. Yeah i mean first of all. I say that everyone be generous right. Anyone can google anything at this point right. So in order to become the main staple or the go-to influence or near field share. Generously your expertise out there. Don't who back right because that's how people are emotionally connected with you like right now. I just shared one of my top rantings veggies. I didn't hold onto that. I want i. If it was to me. I would have everyone globally spotlight each other right because that is how passionate i am about that right however would also was happening guys. Is that there is not. There's rarely a time that anyone in the marketplace that knows me that's emotionally connected with my brand when they see spotlight. They're not thinking about the right. So generously share your expertise. Make sure that the conversation comes along with some tangible value. Philosophies are great during the roman times when everyone's standing in there and being philosophers on the great steps right but in today's marketplace we people need tangible 's so give people real step-by-step tangible this will help. Elevate your yours that not just that. But you're branding in general because people then will have a reason to show up all the time for you. Because they're like well an joe is gonna give me a tangible so i know i'm gonna walk away with value with real value and then always surrounded always always bubble it and really really good storytelling right. I also believed to two things. Everyone should become an inertial speaker. Guys if you're not win yet become one right and also to everyone should become another it will. It's it's it's just such a tipping point because what it does is it formulates inside of you like wow. My stories are powerful and empowering and sharing. That story is a way you entertain your entertaining but you teaching at the same time right. That's why everyone was around the campfires. Since the beginning of time right is that they were just they were just teaching through storytelling. That's all they were doing. So if you've meyer anyone out there in general there's people that you meyer watch their storytelling techniques.
Why Does the Year Start on January 1?
"Every year. The earth orbits around the sun and we celebrate each revolution on new year's day. But what's so special about this particular spot in our orbit. Why do we use january first as the start of our year as opposed to some other day as we go back in history. Most human civilizations did not use a solar calendar they used. Lunar calendar's in fact if you look at the traditional calendars for countries such as china vietnam or for religion such as judaism and islam. They have lunar calendars and their new year's day changes it state every year. Our current calendar can be traced back to ancient rome. The very early romans way back at the founding of the city used to have ten months and that ten months system is still reflected in many of the names of our months today. Their first month was marcus named after the god mars which we call march after march came the months of april ass- maya's and junius the months after this. We're just named after their number until he has sex tellus september october november and december so yeah december are twelve months really means the ten months in latin likewise with november october and september however. Ten months didn't really fit nicely into a year. They had two full months worth of leftover dates. That didn't really fit into any month to rectify this around the year. Seven hundred pc. The roman king numa added two more months to the counter. I annual areas named after the roman god janus and february's which was now the last and shortest month of the year for romans. The beginning of each month was called the callan's so the start of the year was the callans of march or mark. I then at some point and no one is quite sure. When the year began being counted on the calendar of i warious january went from being the eleventh month to being the first month. This might have had something to do with the start of terms for consoles. Romans named their years after the two consuls and power instead of numbering them so for example the year fifty nine bc. Julius caesar wisconsin with kelp. Biblis it was known as the year of caesar bibi however was weak so there was a running joke that it was the year of julius. Caesar it might also had something to do with the fact that january i was the callans closest to the winter solstice. Caesar is actually really important to this story. While the names of the months were very similar to the months we have today. The keller itself was still a mess. Caesar instituted changes to fix this problem. Anti adopted the suggestions of a greek astronomer named side of alexandria suggested going to a tropical year more on that in a bit and created the three hundred sixty five day year with a leap year every fourth year. So that's pretty much. The story right. The roman set january is the first day of the year julius. Caesar sets the julian calender. And we get to where we are today. Nope because in the middle ages the system fell apart completely at the five sixty seven council of tours and there were a whole bunch of different councils of tours so you have to specify. The church declared that january. I was not to be celebrated as the new year as it was a pagan tradition. What replace january first. Well nothing there were. A whole bunch of different days celebrated oliver europe for centuries. Some places used christmas. Which was the winter solstice on. The julian calendar some use the floating date of easter someone back to the old roman march first. And some if you remember back to the episode on why. Christmas is on december twenty fifth us. The important date of march twenty-fifth start of the new year eventually. For a whole host of reasons pope gregory the thirteenth the problems with the julian calender and use the opportunity to standardize the new year back to being january first for good measure. They also made january first holiday which it still is. Today originally january. I was the feast of the circumcision of jesus. But now it's just called the solemnity of mary. Of course not. Everyone was on board with the new calendar. Catholic countries were quick to adopt it but protestant and orthodox countries were not in particular. One country was very late to adopt january first as the beginning of the new year. That country was england. England celebrated their new year on march twenty fifth. In fact their colonies in the americas. Did this as well up until seventeen. Fifty two in seventeen. Fifty england passed what was known as the calendar new style. Act also known as chesterfield's act which is when they adopted the gregorian calendar. The very first thing mentioned in the act was the problem with using march twenty fifth as the new year when everyone else in europe used january first including scotland so when england finally adopted january first as the start of the new year. So did the american colonies for the first time today. Most countries now use the gregorian calendar even if it's only for business purposes to stay instinct with the rest of the world new year celebration such as ted in vietnam chinese new year or rosh hashanah are still traditional festivities held on different days all over the world. The fact remains that there's nothing astronomically significant about january first even though it celebrating an astronomical event aka revolution around the sun so if we were starting new calendar from scratch. What would we pick before. I mentioned that sausage unease of alexandria suggested we celebrate a tropical year and pick that word carefully as opposed to a solar year because there are two types of solar years and they're very similar a tropical year is the time from one season to the next based on win the solstices occur. The current years based on the gregorian calendar are tropical years. However there's also a thing known as ideal year which is when we measure the position of earth based on the location of stars the difference between a ideal year and a tropical year is very small. He said you real year is only twenty minutes longer. This can add up. However the difference between the julian calendar and the gregorian calendar is only eleven minutes per year and that caused a lot of problems over the centuries this has to do with the procession of the orbit that is constantly changing their to logical places to define a new year based on astronomic principles. The i would be one of the solstices. This is something that humans have pictured for thousands of years and have recognized its importance. The winter solstice also is in too far away from january. First the solstice really has more to do with the tilt of the earth however and not the orbit of earth there is something significant about the orbited the earth. That is a point. We could use and oddly enough. It's really close to january. First even though the ancients had no clue the orbit of the earth around the sun is close to circular but it isn't perfectly circular it's a slight ellipse hence there is a point where the earth is closest to the sun. And it's called the para helium perihelion in the year. Twenty twenty one takes place on january second the date of para helium drifts. Over time in the year twelve forty-six para helium actually took place on the same date as the salsas in the year. Six thousand four hundred and thirty it will take place. On the spring equinox so january first is the start of our year which marks astronomical event even though the data itself has no astronomical significance set by the romans abandoned by the church only to be later adopted once again by the church so as the romans did celebrate the callans of january which honors janice the roman god with two faces one which looks into the past at the old year and one which looks into the future at the new
Revelation 12-18: Signs and Symbols
"John continues explaining his vision to us today in. Its filled with lots of signs and symbols. That means many of these things aren't literal their symbolic and while there is some debate. Now about what. These things mean if we try to figure out how to apply them to future events. John's original audience probably wasn't confused at all. They saw this vision through the lens of israel's history and as you know jewish literature loves signs and numbers and symbols so will impact some of that today. I we see a woman giving birth to a child that would rule the nations. There's a beast that doesn't like this. Who tries to put a stop to it. All she goes to live in the wilderness. Where god takes care of her. Does any of that sound familiar. Most people think this woman is israel that satan is the dragon and that the stars that got swooped down by the dragon's tail or the angels. Who joined him. War breaks out in heaven between the elect. Angels and satans angels and the elec angels win so satan and his angels are addicted. Since they can't stay in heaven they mount an attack on earth but god miraculously protects israel boarded again. Satan's angel goff to attack. God's other kids and in john's times they likely would have seen this as referring to the gentiles. Or maybe the church at large. Or maybe the remnant of israel in chapter thirteen giannis. A sea beast. It sounds a lot like the dragon. Seven heads ten horns and if you're with us in the old testament you may remember that horns symbolize kings or kingdoms there a sign of power. Everybody on earth thinks the beast is awesome. And if you're alive during john's day you're probably thinking oh right room because everyone worships this beast. Except for god's kids according to verse eight and for the jews in john's day this would be a flashback to the book of daniel when he and a few of his friends were living in babylon and king nebuchadnezzar demanded to be worshiped. So in verse eleven. John reminds his readers. How god's kids are called to respond in this kind of situation he says ear is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints. The way to overcome is to remain faithful despite persecution next. John describes an earth beast. This beast has a lot of power over the people of earth and does a lot of things that are attempts to counterfeit god in his ways. It looks like a lamb at fakes. Its own resurrection. And it has people mark themselves on the forehead and the hand remember the factories. We talked about a little leather boxes with scripture and then that religious jews where that comes from deuteronomy six four through eight which says eero israel the lord our god the lord is one you shall love the lord god with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might and these words that i command you today shall be on your heart you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as front litz between your is the beast counterfeits this with his own name instead of the name of god and remember how in hebrew every letter of the alphabet has a number assigned to it. The beast name is spelled with the letter. Six six six which also happens to be how you spell out the name of nero the roman emperor so this probably isn't literal. It's probably representative of who you worship. There are other ways to interpret this through a modern lens but if we look at it through the lens of john's readers they likely would have understood roamed be babylon two point which we already know from i peter five and they probably would have seen this hand forehead business as representative of who you belong to are you mark. With god's name or rome's we're in jerusalem in chapter fourteen. And jesus is there with a one hundred and forty four thousand which again maybe a precise number. It is probably symbolic of a much larger number. These marked with god's name on their foreheads and probably not literally they sing and worship god then three angels show up with three messages angel number. One says worship god because judging is coming angel number two says babylon is fallen. Angel number three says those who worshipped the beast. Instead of god will hit god's judgment and everlasting punishment and again. John reminds his readers in verse. Twelve year is a call for the endurance of the saints. Those who keep the commandments of god and their faith in jesus despite the attacks of the beast god has the final. Say some angels assist. Maybe jesus in beginning to work out justice and vengeance on the earth by the way. John says these angels come out of the temple in heaven yesterday and today. We've seen three references to this temple in heaven. Some believe the earthly temple was a literal replica of a temple in heaven and simply the word temple is just a reverence to god's dwelling place in general and this may or may not be the same thing referred to in chapter fifteen as the sanctuary of the tent of witness seven. More angels. Come out carrying seven bowls of god's wrath which are also described as plagues. Some of these plagues might remind you of what we saw. A longtime ago in egypt sores on those who don't worship god the season the rivers and springs become blood the sun scorch and burns people then darkness than the river dries up and the enemies of god used their demonic powers to perform signs just like barros magicians then before the seventh bowl the armies at the world gathering the planes of armageddon on our trips to israel we stand on mount carmel and look over that patch of land in john's day. It served as the crossroads of the world kind of like the atlanta airport and while the armies are gathered there. The seventh angel pours out his bowl of earthquakes. Fallen city sunken islands crumbling mountains lightning thunder and one hundred pound. Hailstones and god makes babylon or rome. Drink the cup of his wrath
DOJ declines to charge Cleveland officers in Tamir Rice case
"Have decided against civil rights charges against two Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice. The case is now closed in that deadly Tamir Rice shooting. The 12 year old boy was playing with a pellet gun when officers Timothy Loman and Frank Garmback were sent to the scene in Cleveland. Rice was shot by Roman shortly after their arrival. Loman has since been fired, but not as a result of that shooting. The Justice Department in its decision said they did not condone the officer's actions, but the incident did not rise to a civil rights prosecution. And attorney for Tamir Rice. His family says the process was tainted and is calling for documents that support the DOJ is decision to drop the investigation. Goodall
The Political Legacy of Diego Maradona
"So today. Let's discuss. What may diego. Maradona an idol of the working class throughout the world. And so today on the show. We have the pleasure. And the honour of having dave's 'iran who's the sports editor for the nation magazine host of the edge of sports podcast and the co host of w w collision with eaton thomas which you can hear under ups w thursday's or anytime on wpro w fm dot org. He joins us today over. The phone is a pleasure and honor tabby on the shell dave zairean. It's great to be here. Thanks for having me is good to have you with us today and it's been a whirlwind of emotions both for me personally requested passing donor. Because i don't know what to began its Figures that for me personally. I thought we would continue to live on in a way. He'll continue to do so. But you know we started this program by quoting water galeano and you wrote not one but two articles in the nation magazine on the donor and the first one did you did. Last week. Actually called it galliano as well. So let's begin their liberate on what you call it from galeano last week because you know for no other reason that it's a shame that gagliano is not alive. Today to perhaps best crystallize the importance of madonna nominee in the world and he probably best crystallize this. This passing perhaps a better than the both of us combined. Yeah i mean. I guess i would start just by reading the words of galliano about diego. Maradona eduardo gagliano is just the absolute master of words. Somebody who can make poetry and prose intertwined with one another and produce something perfect but this is what had wow diano wrote about diego maradonna that i quoted. He's written a great deal about maradonna. But this is what i quoted. No one can predict the devilish tricks. This inventor of surprises will dream up for the simple joy of throwing the computers off track. Trixie never repeats. He's not quick more like a short legged bull but he carries the ball so into this foot and he's got is all over. His body is acrobatics. Light up the field in the frigid soccer of the end of the century which detest defeat and forbids all fund. That man was one of the few prove that fantasy can be efficient and inside that praise of maradonna. somebody who's as the ball sewn to his split because gagliano put so expertly. Of course you know in that statement is a critique of what soccer had become by the end of the twentieth century which in galliano's mine had been very flattened in very become boring faithfully As more and more countries left reflected an indigenous style of play and more countries started to play like one another and teams played like one another in a way. That was very very risk averse until maradona. Who was you know in both his life on the field and off the field was anything. But risk-averse He maradonna saw kindred. Spirit Somebody who could play with the efficiency that's needed the modern game but also had the ability to make you dream about what the possibilities of a human being could do and be On the soccer field and so in addition we encourage everyone to check out the writings of eduardo. Galeano as it pertains football because it's not just the xs and os. It goes way beyond that. Now even in regards to to madonna but the game itself as well. I'll just say on us. Wrote wrote a whole thin book about soccer called soccer in sun and shadow Of course if available in spanish and english and it's the most beautiful faca writing that you can imagine. I would recommend that this month for anyone looking for a good book to read during the holiday season. What can you tell us about the poverty. Madonna grew up in that perhaps shaped his political views later. Because you know we we just mentioned the the professionalization of football as as a global sport in how it's become sort of predictable and cold as you mentioned there's galeano mentioned but he grew up at a time where it's still not as polished as we see it today and this is very important and understanding you know his views later in life correct. Oh absolutely at Giggle maradona like to say that. He was born in the mud and never forgot where he came from and when he said he was born in the mud literally it was mud he grew up in the badio ueno status and he was the fifth of eight children and he grew up without running water or electricity and that always feel as if he was a kindred spirit with everybody on earth who lived in poverty in this globe. That's built on savage inequalities. Madonna saw himself as a tribune for those even when he was at his most his most wealthy even when he was at his most Flamboyant he never forgot where he came from he always stood particularly with the poor of the global south And that's not just in latin america that that's all over the world and My favorite Diego maradona story is diego. Maradona was also a very devout roman catholic and he was able to meet the pope Pope john paul the second and he said this is what he said after leaving his meeting with the pope he said i was in the vatican and i saw all these golden ceilings and afterwards i heard the pope's say that the church was worried about the welfare of the poor
Myths about Sulfites and Wine Busted
"Drinking red wine gives you a headache. You've probably had someone tell you. That sulfites are the likely culprit. And perhaps you've been advised to stick to white wine or organic wines or wines made in europe on the grounds that these are going to be lower in sulphites today. We're going to clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about wine sulphites and headaches. I just a little background. Sofer dioxide is a chemical compound made up of sulfur and when it occurs naturally in some foods but it can also be produced a laboratory sulfite is used to preserve foods and beverages which it does by acting as an antioxidant and anti microbial antibacterial agent. They're commonly used to preserve the color and the texture of dried fruits. South has also been used in winemaking for thousands of years. Ever since the ancient romans discovered that it would keep their wine from turning into vinegar to this day winemakers use sulfur dioxide or sulphites to preserve the flavor and the freshness of wine. Now sulphites don't cause problems for the vast majority of people but about one in every hundred people is sensitive or allergic to them and if you have asthma your chances of self sensitivity are quite a bit higher about one in ten. The most common reaction to sulfites is something similar to an asthma attack. Well actually the most common reaction to sell his no reaction at all but for those who are sensitive to them. Consuming sulphites can cause breathing difficulties and less commonly hives or other allergy type symptoms. These reactions can range from so mild you might not even notice them to quite severe however headaches are not one of the symptoms associated with sulfide sensitivity. Now people who are sensitive to sulfites are well advised to steer clear of wine because it does contain sulfites but there are a ton of misunderstandings and myths about sulfites in wine. So let's see if we can clear some of these up myth number one. Is that organic or biodynamic wines are sulfite free. Almost all vintners add sulfites to wine to control. Bacteria grow in the us winds that are certified. Organic must not contain any added sulfites however sulphites are produced naturally during the fermentation process as a by product of yeast metabolism. In fact all wines contain sulfites. There's really no such thing as sulfite free wine. But the amount of sulphites can vary significantly by law winds that contain more than ten parts per million sulfite must be labeled with the words contains sulfites and there are also upper limits to how much sulfide wine can contain but the regulations vary by region in the european union. Wine can contain up to two hundred and ten parts per million sulfites in the us. The upper limit is three hundred and fifty parts per million even though no sulfites are added to organic wine. Organic wine can still contain between ten and forty parts per million sulphites. You may also see winds labeled as being made from organic grapes which is not the same thing as organic wine wine. Made from organic. Grapes may contain up to a hundred parts per million sulphites. And here's a quick tip for you if you do get a hold of some wine that is made without added sulfites. I don't suggest keeping it in the cellar for very long. Why made without sulphites especially white wine is much more prone to oxidation and spoilage and that leads us to myth number two. Which is that. Red wine is higher in sulphites from white wine. Ironically the opposite is likely to be true wines. Tend to be higher in tannin's than white wines tannin's are polyphenols that are found in the skins seeds. And the stems of the grapes and they also act as antioxidants preservatives. So less sulfite is needed when they are incorporated into the wine. In fact while those european regulations allow up to two hundred and ten parts per million sulfites in white wine the limit for red wine is only one hundred sixty parts per million other factors that affect. How much fight is needed are the residual sugar in the wine and the acidity of the wine so drier wines with more acid will tend to be lower in sulphites sweet wines and dessert wines on the other hand tend to be quite high in sulphites. So let's now tackle myth number three. Which is that sulfites in wine. Cause headaches the so called red wine headache is definitely a real thing. But it's probably not due to sulfites for one thing. White wine is higher and sulfites than red wine but less likely to cause a headache while something in red wine does seem to cause headaches and certain people it's probably not the sulphites because if it were white wine would be just as bad or worse and that suggests that it's probably something else in red wine. That's responsible for that. Notorious red wine headache and other likely candidates include history. Means tire mean tannin's not to mention the alcohol itself and in the transcript of today's show which is at quick and dirty tips dot com. I've got links to some episodes that have done in the past on histamine intolerance as well as foods and food components that can contribute to headaches and our final myth number four is that european winds are lower in sulfites than us produced wines wines sold in the us and australia carry warnings about sulphites and up until recently winds it sold in europe did not and that led many consumers to conclude that european winds are made without sulphites in fact european winds on average have the same sulfite levels as american wine. This was just a difference. In the labeling regulations in both europe and america the average glass of wine contains about ten milligrams of sulphites. That's about the same as in a handful of dried apricots. And here's an interesting piece of trivia your own cells produce about one hundred times that much just in the course of their normal metabolic activities even if you have a sulfite sensitivity however the sulphites produced in your own cells will not trigger a but if you are to sulfites. You're also gonna wanna steer clear of candy prepared soups frozen juices. Processed meats potato chips french fries and dried fruit all of which contain a much higher concentration of sulphites than wine and of. You're very very sensitive. You might also need to avoid foods like shrimp maple syrup and mushrooms which have only moderate amounts of sulphites new regulations have made it a little bit easier to avoid sulfites in foods. For example restaurants used to treat the raw vegetables in salad bars with sulfites to keep them looking fresh. And there'd be nothing to warn sulfite sensitive diners and you know servers. If asked were not always reliable sources of information but now restaurants and grocery stores can no longer add sulfites to fresh foods packaged foods that contain sulfites above a certain low threshold must include that information on the label. However if you don't have sensitivity there doesn't seem to be much reason to worry about sulfites in foods or wines. According to the fda sulphites are not. Teratogenic mutagenic or carcinogenic. And that means they don't cause cancer or birth defects if you're not allergic or sensitive to them. They're unlikely to do you any harm. So you like your dried apricots soft and orange instead of stiffen brown. You can go for it and if you get a headache after drinking red wine don't go blaming those sulphites
The God Who Suffers: How Far God Will Go for Man's Salvation
"The title of my message is the god who suffers when we think of god. We consider the fact that got us. Writers got his holy got his loving. And god is good. But here's something else to consider about. God as we focus on the death of jesus god has suffered. Why would anyone want to suffer if they didn't have to but he did suffer. I mean he didn't have to. He didn't want to but he chose to suffer. Listen to is as description of what jesus who was god in human form went through when he died on the cross in isaiah fifty three we read. He was despised and rejected by men. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. He is born our grief and carried our sorrows yet we esteemed him stricken smitten by god and afflicted. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment for our peace was upon him and by his stripes. We are. He'll he was a man of sorrows or suffering. That was jesus. But why did god suffer answer because he loved and he loves and that means it he enters into are suffering as well he enters into the suffering of those who've lost loved ones he enters into the suffering of any person who is in pain of some kind. You need to know that god cares. God understands god suffers. He understands what you are going through. So if you're going through any kind of suffering no this you're not alone. Jesus has been there and he's walked in your shoes. Listen to this passage in hebrews two. It says it was necessary for jesus to be meet in every respect like us. His brothers and sisters so he could be are merciful and faithful high priest before god and then he could opera sacrifice it would take with the sins of the people since he himself is gone through suffering. Mt sion is able to help us when we are being attempted. So you're saying. I'm being tempted right now. I'm going through hardships right now. I've been abandoned by people i love. Jesus has been there. He knows what it's like say. I've lost a loved one. He knows what that's like. So you're not alone and you're suffering but why did jesus have to suffer and die. Couldn't he have just expired. In a simple way to be scourged and beaten up the beard pulled from his face to the up to be insulted and mocked and ridiculed and humiliated. Why did he have to die. Such a cruel death. Listen to this because there was no other way dissatisfy. The righteous demands of god. God plays by his own rules and he said the soul that's in shows shirley die and the scripture teaches without the shedding of blood. There is no forgiveness of sins in the old testament when they would sacrifice by various animals. That was a foreshadowing of things that were to come. It's unlike the death of jesus was sort of added onto that. Dan rather was pointing toward the death. Of jesus jesus was the fulfillment of all of those sacrifices as john. The baptist said of christ. He's the lamb of god. Who takes away. The sin of the world. So jesus was the fulfillment of at all all of those things where foreshadowing something to come or i could more accurately say someone to come and that someone was jesus. Listen to this calvary shows how far men will go and sin and how far god will go for man's salvation limb repeat that cavalry or the cross shows how far men will go in their sin and also how far god will go for men salvation. Jesus knew he was going to die from the very beginning and he spoke of it often. No one took his life. He laid it down of his own accord. Jesus lived in the shadow of the cross. From the moment he entered the world. Sometimes people think across was sort of an aberration or tragic turn of events where everything sort of went off the rails. No that's not it at all if that was the plan. That was the master plan. Or should i say the master's plan i remember when i was a kid and i would watch movies about jesus and i was fascinated by jesus even as a young boy. My grandmother used to have a portrait of christ hanging on her wall. And i would just look at that many times then think about jesus and whenever there was a movie about him i would watch it with great interest and i was fascinated by him but i always thought the story ended battling are that someone should rewrite this story. You see because everything is going in a perfect trajectory here comes jesus born of the virgin mary. performing miracles healing people raising the dead doing wonderful things. The greatest teachings ever heard he has a group of followers and then he gets arrested on charges and he's crucified in. Yeah he rose but still. That's not good. I didn't like that story but that is the story. That is the greatest of all stories. That was the purpose he came for. But how can something so senseless and so cruel have any purpose answer. It was the ultimate purpose and it had the ultimate beanie god. The father was the master of ceremonies at the cross. Let me repeat that again god. The father was a master of ceremonies at the cross. Sometimes people like to place the blame of the death of jesus at the feet of the jews. They'll say the jews killed him sometimes used to justify anti semitism which is always wrong but it was the fault of the jews. It wasn't a fall in particular of the romans. Listen you want to get real technical. Theological god sent. Jesus die on the cross. It was his plan. In fact the scripture tells us and isaiah fifty three ten. It was the will of the lord to crush him. He has put him degree. Romans eight thirty two. God did not spare his own son but he gave him up for us. All and then over in romans three twenty five. God put christ forward by his blood to be received by faith. And i see a fifty three ten yet. It pleases the father. Bruce him he is. Put him to that please. The father to bruce him. How could the father be pleased by. The death of his son. Only wasn't pleased by his death in particular. He wasn't pleased by the suffering. He wasn't pleased by the pain. Christ's went to. The father was pleased by the redemption. That was accomplished. He was pleased that the eternal plan of salvation was now fulfilled. He was pleased that the sacrifice of his son was complete and many of us can now believe in him for all the evil in the crucifixion. It brought about an infinite good.
The Anchor of Hope: Decide To Be Hopeful
"Anybody can decide to be hopeful. If i can't get that across from you today that i'm pretty much wasting my time because if we're going to let our feelings are circumstances determined rather our hope is up or down then the enemies in control. We've just turned over the keys to our lives and said here do what you want to but every person that tearing my voice right now road. That's on tv or some other recorded device that you're you're watching on social media you're here in the room. You're listening by radio. You can decide today to be full of hope. And why would anybody want to decide anything else. If you can make yourself happy why would you not to do it. Your thoughts your attitude. Your words belong to you and you do not have to wait for some special feeling to be hopeful. We make decisions and feelings catch up with our decisions. We make decisions and failing catch up with our decisions. We don't wait to see how we feel. Then make a decision. What hey you're going to go to the joy smart conference this weekend. Well i'm gonna wait and see how i feel. You're you're not coming. I mean you are not coming a love romans fifteen thirteen it says may the god of hope fill you the god of hope he is god of hope. He is not the god of hopelessness. He is the god of hope. May the god of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing and believing really is a positive expectation. It's looking at the promises of god and saying this is for me and i believe that god is going to do this in my life. Come on fight for yourself. Don't be passive and just sit around and wish that something good would happen to. You are even worse it around and be jealous of everybody else has got a nice time can get. It happened to me. It's the attitude you say thank you. God bless them and by the way i'm in that line too god is the author of hope there would be no such thing as hope without god. We better get our hopes up because in the midst of what we're living in today and the anger and the negativity and the bad news and all the stuff that we're hearing no wonder god wanted me to write a book called. Get your hopes up if you've had a little hope. I want you to have a lot of hope. If you've had a lot of hope. I want you to have ryan go home doubt and negativity steel. Hope they block it when you feel hopeless or down in any way you just need a resurrection of belief and a positive attitude. Something good is going to happen to me. Something good is going to happen through me. I don't care if you have to take one solid hour and march around your house and say over and over. Something good is going to happen to me. God is good and something is going to happen to me. If god can bless anybody. God can bless me. Something good is going to happen to me. I man. I sent an anointing here. Depression still being broken off. A people negatively being broken off of people signed by those bad attitudes. It's a new day. Well you know joist. I woke up this morning. And i felt down yell well. I didn't feel too perky myself. Something good is going to happen to me.
Ancient Pompeii Food To Go: Entire Stall Excavated
"Floodwaters have uncovered an ancient fast food restaurant and destroyed ancient city of Pompeii and amazingly well preserved 2000 year old food bar. You could call it the fast food eatery of its day has been fully excavated by a flood in Pompeii, Italy there, dozens of others discovered in the ancient Roman city, but this is the first fully uncovered. It's got an l shaped counter with still vividly colored paintings of a red rooster, a horse and some upside down duck. So the front on the top wide holes for deep vessels of hot food. A fragment of a duck bone was found inside one of the containers and remains from goats, Fish
Mallard to Go? Dig of Pompeii Fast-Food Place Reveals Tastes
"A fast food eatery discovered at Pompeii is now completely excavated, helping helping to reveal the favorite dishes of citizens in the ancient Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and 79 80, the chief of Pompeii's archaeological, Park says, Well, some 80 such fast food sites have been found in the city. It's the first time one that served hot foods has been entirely excavated. Plant and animal specialists are now analyzing remains from the site. It's
Why Christmas was once illegal
"Celebrating Christmas this week. Or perhaps you're turned off by the excesses of the holiday season. We'll consider this in England only 300 years ago, Even the singing of Christmas carols could have brought you a six month prison sentence. I'm Jim Metzner. And this is the pulse of the planet. Vaughn Bryant heads the anthropology department at Texas A and M University. He tells us that the holiday that we now celebrate his Christmas actually dates back thousands of years to an ancient Roman solstice celebration. We find that the Romans were celebrating soul Invictus, the celebration of the Great Sun. God and this was actually on December 25th. It was a time of great festivity, Great merriment. And this was occurring long before Christianity ever began in the Roman Empire in the year. 312 the Roman empire converted to Christianity and over the centuries, Christmas gradually took on some of the customs which we recognize today. Church Services, Nativity plays, caroling and gift giving. But for a short time in the 17th century during the Protestant Reformation in England, the celebration of Christmas became a criminal act and 16 45 they actually passed along parliament, which actually forbid the celebration of Christmas. They call it idolatry. The period of abomination of the work of the devil and anybody called celebrating would be fined or in some cases put in jail. These became even stricter a few years later, when parliament passed and even stricter law. In some cases requiring imprisonment for up to six months. If you celebrated Christmas, the ban on celebrating Christmas in England was lifted on Lee a few years after it was imposed.
The Years (plural) Without A Christmas
"Of christmas it is indulgence. Christmas has long been time to break out the good booze and gorge yourself on sweet desserts made with expensive imported spices. To say nothing of the gift giving you know who didn't like all of those things oliver cromwell when he and his puritan forces took over england in sixteen forty five. They vowed to do away with decadence and went full. Alan rickman sheriff of nottingham and cancelled. Christmas shops were ordered to stay open on december. Twenty fifth and soldiers patrolled the streets with orders to seize any and all food. They found being prepared for a feast. It would take no less than restoring a king to the throne in this case. Charles the second to get christmas back. Puritans weren't exclusive to their native england and a bunch of them thought the spoiled beauty of the new world could really use some severe self-denial the puritans we refer to as pilgrims and about whom many myths were dispelled in. Our recent thanksgiving episode were even more orthodox in their puritanism than cromwell bonus fact that parallels the split between the amish and the mennonites. The amish broke off because the mennonites weren't strict enough since the puritans were among the first europeans to establish themselves in what would become america celebrating. Christmas was not a thing. It wasn't simply that they didn't celebrate it themselves. They didn't want anyone to celebrate the holiday. They had dubbed fools tied as an england shops and schools were expected to be open though. Interestingly churches were ordered to be closed on christmas one of the two days a year when even the laziest christian can be bothered to turn up. It was more than the frivolity and gluttony that they minded they viewed it as not properly christian. Puritans followed the bible very strictly. If something wasn't in the bible like taking any day for rest other than a sunday it might as well have come straight from the devil that would include the idea of resting on the day that jesus was born but since the bible also doesn't specify what day that is no big loss s historian stephen this inbound explains puritans were fond of saying that if god had intended for the anniversary of the city to be observed he would surely have given some indication as to when that anniversary occurred. The date of december twenty fifth wasn't officially the mass of christ until the fourth century. When pope julius the first subsumed the roman festival of saturnalia into a christian celebration. Which gave us some of our most enduring traditions like holly in candles. Puritans were also not keen on the papacy so they didn't care if it was official for twenty two years from sixteen fifty nine to sixteen eighty one. The celebration of christmas was actually outlawed. In the massachusetts bay colony the law went into effect one year after the brits had gotten their christmas restored by well the restoration the laws stated that in order to prevent disorders to the great dishonour of god and offensive others. Anyone found celebrating the holiday. Either by forbearing of labor feasting or any other way would be find a hefty five shillings on one christmas day. Plymouth governor william bradford noticed some people playing an old equivalent of baseball and ordered them all to get back to work. Now would be an appropriate time. If i make an aside and i may because it's my show to remind people that religious freedom is when you say that's against my religion. I can't do it but religious freedom does not mean that's against my religion. You can't do it. Even after the ban on christmas was repealed in sixteen. Eighty one staunch puritans still fought against christmas celebrations for decades in sixteen eighty six. The newly appointed governor of the dominion of new england closed shops on christmas day and sponsored a holiday service. This idea was unpopular enough with enough people. That soldiers had to accompany the governor to church. Those sorts of protests of christmas would continue but their focus would shift from celebrating at all to the way in which it was celebrated and what a way it was. We aren't talking about a family sing. Song and three helpings of pie or even old timey whistling colonial celebrations of christmas looked more like mardi gras mashed with halloween. If it took place during spring break drunken revellers take to the streets wearing scary masks or dressed like animals singing boisterously and demanding food drink and money under threat of violence ad in the ancient pagan roots of those practices. And we see that. The puritans had quite a lot to get their noses out of joint about boston minister. Cotton mather preached to his congregation more than thirty years. After the law's repeal the feast of christ's nativity is spent in reveling dicing carding masking. And in all licentious liberty by mad mirth by long eating by hard-drinking i- lewd gaming await. Those are meant to be bad things. After the american revolution or the kerfuffle of ungrateful colonials as the british call at surreal thing. You don't have to google it. Just trust me. English customs fell out of favor and since celebrating. Christmas had come over from england. It began to peter out to. It wasn't even declared a federal holiday until after the civil war in eighteen seventy. It was around that time that americans. Reinvented christmas and it changed from a raucous pagan carnival. Holiday into a family centered. Day of nostalgia nostalgia used to be considered a mental illness by the way. But that's a story for another day. So why the shift. The early nineteenth century was a period of class conflict high employment and of rioting by the lower classes that tended to come to a head around christmastime one such christmas riot in eighteen twenty eight moved the newark city council to institute. The city's first police force in response. This motivated certain members of the upper class to change the way. People viewed christmas literary figures like washington irving the man who helped co defy the until recently launched view of christopher columbus in eighteen nineteen. Urban wrote the sketch book of geoffrey crayon gent a series of stories about the celebration of christmas in an english manor house wherein the rich person invites pour into his home and the two classes of people get along swimmingly and celebrate with quote ancient customs. As nice as that is it's worth noting that the details of the books revelry don't parallel any celebration. We know of irving actually attending and seems to have been completely imagined. It's the season of giving and you
Atlanta Preacher On The Georgia Runoff Election
"About your your ministry Apostle Winston. Tell us a little bit about greater works Assembly. Okay, well, Greater works seven really has been around now, for about 20 years, 2022 To be exact. We started in one of the most fluid sections of the city and North Fayette counties, South Fulton And moved to Southeast Atlanta in 2000 moved to the one of the poorest sections of the city and and launched greater works Church of greater works with an emphasis on going beyond the benediction, embodying The teachings of Jesus to do greater works, and we named the greater works so that we could embody Uh, burden to look out for those who were disenfranchised and disinherited. So we excuse me. We ended up Attracting people from all over the city in different parts of the city to the Seine and Southeast Atlanta and now being shifted was still doing ministry still got our Han mandate to do greater works. And we have William, but embrace online platforms and once the everything's clear out, cleans out will be back in in in in the trenches. Doing what were called to do, which is to affirm the work and dignity of all, however, knowing that were caused to not just have church but to be the church. All right, everybody along with a possible general Winston is also Reverend Keyes job all Hammond with new Generation Baptist Church in historic South Atlanta. Reverend Hammond tell us something about new generation with new generation were definitely a post office and everything that I've been in ministry Possible instance, resting and then a message to me over the years, so I'm glad that we're it was never been able to connect on some very important issues. Underlying in the city of Atlanta. And in this nation, me generation that decision. He doesn't have a mandated emission to reach the market. Lives have to be appealing, all right in the community. Of our goal is touching the work of Jesus. A lot of people walk around with abrasions. What were you doing? The hard thing is do what Jesus did. And we live by the mantra of the model. If you're not here to make you give me one. Why are you here? So I go in the precinct, Simplistic gospel on but then do the work that's required the back the back up with teachings with the actual works. The action. That's where we are, and we're talking about the election. Of course, we have run off elections that are coming up on January. The fifth and we have a coalition of ministers who are getting involved in the whole boating elections matter here, Joining me today, Reverend Darrell Winston and Reverend Keith Hammond and what they're part of what 100, Georgia ministerial leaders have issued an open letter. To the incumbent Senator Kelly Leffler, calling for her to quote unquote sees her false political ad attack against candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock and the black churches. Quote unquote prophetic tradition rooted in truth telling again. My guest today are the Reverend Keith Hammond with New Generation Baptist Church in historic South Atlanta. And a possible Daryl Winston with greater works assembly Also in Atlanta. So Apostle western, Why did how did you all come together and decide first and foremost that this was something that you all needed to do? Well, we we know historically. That euro centric theologians and Eurocentric pastors and preachers. Have rejected or ignored what we call the African American worship experience. They think that we dare not trust that we did not speak to speak truth to power. It is why Dr King wrote the letter from the Birmingham jail because it was the white moderates that were challenging him and his position. When we considered that we connect the dots, it's the same screen is the same. Ideology rooted in white supremacy. And that is don't, uh, don't preach, preach redemption and focus on personal sins. But don't preach redemption. That address the oppressive conditions that have marginalized people and disenfranchised people. So for the African American preacher Has been trained and developed in the prophetic tradition of the black Church, which is truth telling speaking truth to power. We know that redemption for us is liberation on we know that liberation means that we must address human caused conditions and Human caused disorders and anything that has been sent to, uh affect the masses of people. And to Meyer them and suffering. We must address that in every dimension in every autumn. So one day swishy and our campaign start using those demeaning this respect. Old words against preacher. This Creature and the black Church. We know then it is to strike the fear. It's fearmongering, but it is striking the tone of hatred. It is Raymond the claim in the fans of bigotry playing to these Racist stereotypes where many in the euro center or your American community or white evangelicals marked black Church and marked the black preacher. So we take exception with that, And we know that we have collectively and individually historically of had to call even America to repent. Had it not been for the profit model of the king and the several profits down through the ages. America would be in the worst shape than it is, and we know tent then that After American preacher has never been accepted by the status quo, due to the fact that Dr King was persona non grata when he spoke out against the Vietnam War. As long as he was in the streets, and we're dealing with the dogs and water hoses. But when he stood at the historic, um Church, Riverside Church in New York and call for the reducer redistribution of wealth calling for the shifting and public and policies and strategy in Vietnam. And so it is because we know that America is yet to be the United States. We have too much going on in our community too much going on in this nation for preachers after American preacher to be muzzled and not to be concerned about The suffering masses all over the world. And so we relate the teachings of Jesus to the struggle for human rights everywhere the struggle for for righteousness and justice. Dance how we approach the Gospel of Jesus because we know the Jesus who we follow Kane to us born in a new oppressed community up under Roman rule. They could not. They were not able to define for themselves nor defend for themselves. We understand that so Jesus the Christ Jesus, the Messiah. Pain and the backdrop of his coming woz marginalized communities. So when we have these type of commercials, a demeaning and this and this honoring we know is speak in the ancient racial stereotypes. Okay? He, Of course, Everybody is a possible Gerald
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Of eternal. Life. I have a friend. WHO's GonNa come around here is going to give you one of these little booklets. If the Albany questions please feel free to come up and ask God bless you guys for listening. Right and you can hear my little grown. At the end there gets exhausting but you know I I tried my best to make sure that the people who were standing around listening and the night hearing the Gospel. So that is the end of mark not the literal end hopefully, just the end of my conversation with him pray for him. There's a sense that he's seeking in there and a couple of places, but it's Kinda hard to seek God while you're simultaneously resisting him. and. That's exactly what mark is doing. Well, I'm going to play one more clip another encounter on the pier. This also has to do with the subject of House I just wanted to get into this episode. There's a young couple. This is a different night actually there's a young couple they're listening to me preach and they are hanging all over each other they. You know he's holding her like as if he's married her on their honeymoon and just hanging out listening and at one point they tell me they are Christians and I asked them if they're married. And they said No. and. That's not something I. Ask every couple of meat kind of an awkward question. But when they told me, they were Christians and they just the way they were holding each other and you know they didn't they didn't seem to be acting like two friends getting together for coffee after choir practice you know what I'm saying. So it just seemed kind of off. So I just threw it out there you married and they said no, and so my next question are you having sex and they said yes. You know again, that's not something I make it a habit of asking people regularly. But one of the things about street preaching that just continues to blow me away all the time is how people will tell you all kinds of private information that they would never tell you know their parents or maybe their friends and and and I would have never admitted my secret sins to a random stranger on pier. But some people just you know they're so shameless So I, just go ahead and ask get into some good conversations that way. So So now that I, have these these professing Christians who who profess to be living in fornication. I take them through First Corinthians six, nine and ten. That's Kinda, what I usually do when when that subject comes up, basically it says do not be deceived those who practice these things fornication being one of them that sex outside of marriage for you don't know what the word fornication means. It says people who are doing that will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. and. So I take them through this and and they're laughing they know they obviously know they're doing wrong but they aren't taking it seriously. So I'm about to turn up the serious nece here. I'm about to turn up the heat with the preaching and remember I'm talking to a man and a woman they're standing ten feet in front of me. I'm having I'm looking both in their eyes while I'm saying this, there's other people standing around listening as well. So here we go to get married right? Make that commitment like that's real. Love Go. That's not. There's there's no commitment on your part like you have nothing invested in this you can go home and just do whatever you want. You move on to another chick next week. If you want, there's no commitment there's very different than marriage, right? And so. What's that? I am right now that's actually the girl who's with this guy. She saying you're right I just told her this guy who's hanging onto you. He has no commitment. He can go to any other woman he wants and she answers back wall. The guy's arm is around her shoulder you're right It's very interesting. But here's the thing. You you probably never gonNA. See me again after tonight who knows. Not, that I don't WanNa see but I'm saying.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"So in that verse, you got torment forever and ever, and you have no rest day and night, and that doesn't sound like annihilation as Amore Ceasing to exist hell is biblical sinful mankind hates it that that's just the bottom line people hate it unbelievers hate it Christians are uncomfortable with it. You know something. I. Tell People about how when I'm witnessing and this issue comes up I usually say if you don't. Think you deserve to go to hell it's because you don't understand holy and righteous God is and you don't understand how sinful and vile you are, and that's not a pleasant thing to hear. But I really believe that if people understood how sinful they were and they accept it out, then than hell wouldn't be that far of a stretch simply because they understand they deserve it. So that's the issue. It's not the. Bible isn't clear people just don't like it. They don't see themselves or anyone else deserving of God's wrath i. think the world's hatred of Hell is one of the reasons Christians don't evangelize as a Christian you know it's going to come up and you know someone's going to get mad and their anger is going to be directed at you, and if that describes your reason for shying away from evangelism I'd like. To direct you back to that verse, we looked at just a minute ago Luke twelve four and five where Jesus says I say to you my friends do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear fear the one who after he is killed has authority to cast into hell yes I tell you fear him. Now what I'm not saying is that if you're a Christian and you don't evangelize God's GonNa send you to hell that's not what this versus saying at all. If Jesus is your Lord, you need to do what he wants. He wants us to preach the Gospel we need to fear God not man that's the issue we have no reason to fear man we should have a healthy fear of God all the time, not not only before you become a Christian as. Motivation to become a Christian. But as we live our Christian life, we should always maintain a healthy fear of God and just remember in a very basic way he's in charge. So whatever it is, he's telling us to do whether it be an evangelism or whether it be higher treating your wife or whatever it is. We need to keep that fear of God as part of our lives you know men can only do so much to us and sure it might hurt. But God holds the keys to eternity. He's given you eternal life through the death and resurrection of Christ and our job is to offer it to others. No matter how big scarier ugly. They might be that unbeliever in front of you is headed for hell have compassion on them preach the Gospel. Okay under the conversation. The setting is the oceanside pier I am preaching doing the paint board. There's about ten people are so stop to listen and a man named mark steps up right in the middle of the preaching. because you're allowed to do that when it's not a church setting and mark hits me with one of the most common questions you'll get when you will evangelize concerning health and that is what about the innocent native who's never heard the gospel is he gonNA. Go to hell to. And spoiler alert here. The is pretty easy. There is no innocent native right the question in and of itself is is Just, a bad question, the all wise. But like so many others mark doesn't like that answer. So here is my very long attempt to explain why God is just to send unbelievers to hell not that I liked the fact that people are going to help, but it is something that comes up and so here's how I dealt with mark. If anyone dies.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Yeah there are many points in my walks like I said in my college years when I really struggled with less that I wanted to throw in the towel I was frustrated. I was really consistent with accountability at versus memorized Went to church regularly and read my Bible every day. Almost in just you know. Try My best to walk in the spirit not fulfil the lesson my question. I would still give into the Senate Times. And he's so angry so frustrated myself and I remember a friend of mine told me at one point when I was just so frustrated. He said the truth is the truth. And the truth is what sets you free and you can walk away. Said it didn't work for you but the only thing that's going to work for us the truth and it's kind of a funny way he worded it. But it made me Kinda rethink. I can say I'm GonNa look for something else or be done with this. This isn't working and reality. The only thing that's GonNa work for me is getting back to the truth. The reality of my identity. In Christ Romans. Six was the biggest breakthrough in my walk with purity and getting victory over sexual sin Romans. Six talks of art identity being in Christ you know we got to consider ourselves to be dead. Descend Alive to God in Christ. Jesus our Old Self was crucified with Christ and we're no longer slaves descended but slaves to God in all those truth is read Romans. Six over and over again. I tried to read it all a lot almost every day to renew my mind to change my thinking about my identity in Christ that as I viewed San. I realize I'm not a victim to it. 'cause Jesus Victor and because I'm in Christ I can say no to this sin because users already defeated it's actually dead. The sin is like a dead corpse and I'm obeying it acting like it's alive when I give into it when a not it's dead to me. Romans. Six hundred huge factor. But I tell a story my book in the last chapter and talk about a fight between Mike. Tyson and Buster Douglas. Mike Tyson is most of was undefeated for years in the eighties. I think from nineteen eighty seven and nineteen ninety. He nobody took him past the fifth round and he was intimidating Ferocious he was a man. I on Youtube video game on Intendo. Mike Tyson's punch out back in the day. Whatever and so in one thousand nine. He fought buster. Douglas and buster. Douglas was named Guy and they gave him forty two to one odds so talk about being an underdog. That's an understatement. And Buster goes went in. There fought Tyson the full rounds and and even at one point I think in the eighth or ninth round buster. Douglas got knocked down and he got to the count almost the full count. And at the ninth second right before the ten second buster. Douglas stood back up and he fought more than he got took. Tyson to the final round any knocked Mike Tyson allow and I just think of like that same concept like Jesus is the one who went for us in the ring so to speak died on the cross destroyed Satan the Power Satan sin apart sin in our life defeated death resurrection and once we gave her life to Christ and became born again. We took on his identity as Victor. And He's already won the victory for us. And so we need to do is just persevere with the truth Charles spurgeon said this like even the snail got a Noah's Ark. I love that look like children's books about Noah's Ark the elephants and the draft walking. Whatever never see a picture of a snail do you? You never see snail crawling in there. I think how long it probably took for the snail to get on the arts but through perseverance. The snail got on the art. And I would say. Just keep fighting. Keep persevering with the word of God. It's true even if you feel it or don't feel it even if you you've struggled today and you send today it's the same truth and it's the truth that sets US free. The truth will set you. Free said Said and so by the grace of God in the spirit of God keepers enduring brother and don't give up. He men will josh. Thanks so much. That's been encouraging. You know. So many guys are just in the middle of that battle to thank you so much for the encouragement to simply keep at it and not give up so again if someone wants to get a hold of your book. Blessed are the pure wh. What is your website again? It's on Amazon as well you can go on. Amazon. There's an e book version But I try to direct people to the website if you really struggling. Even I don't know for some reason can't afford it. I will send it to free of cost if that's the issue so you can go to breaking for. Jesus DOT COM so B. R. E. A. K. I N. G. F. O. R. J. DOT COM will. Thanks again. Thanks so much for coming on the PODCAST. All right. Thanks brother. If you've learned anything from this episode or if you've enjoyed this podcast in any way please give it a good review on. Tim's this is the best way for other people. Notice Romans Road and give it a listen the more Christians we have learning about it vandalism and the more evangelism taking.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"And he just stuff that he had watched and not going to get into details but he was at a jamming end up following a woman putting his arms around her neck. And just from the stuff you've been watching porn and stuff and it led him to do that to this innocent woman. He didn't even notice Jim in the parking lot. And it just unbelievable how you could think doesn't hurt anybody. That is the biggest lie that the devil wants to make. You believe that it's not gonNA affect you. It's not GonNa Affect others sin always effects not only a relationship with God but those around us just like King David once again. You read the story of King David. When he committed adultery effected everything and even his whole kingdom was never really the same after that he was forgiven absolutely still looked at as a man. After God's own heart but there was a lot of bad stuff that happened in David's life which were repercussions that started from adultery. So yeah and obviously not everyone who watches pornography is going to turn into a mass murderer but I totally agree with you in that I have seen the same kind of studies done the same kind of reports on where they they'll interview all these mass murders interview all these Apis and the key among all of them is they're all pornography viewers forgot years and years and years. And like you said they no longer see these women as a creation of God. They no longer see this woman as respectable human being. They see him as a piece of meat. They see him as something that can gratify their sexual urges and they're no longer thinking in a rational way that this is a person in front of me. They're just thinking. This is something that can fulfil my desires. So totally agree with with with that absolutely. Obviously you and I are fathers. We have children and the goal of father is going to be to raise that that son or daughter in Christ to raise a person who's going to follow God and yet realistically our sons are probably going to look at pornography. At some point. You know all the time you hear about kids who their friend hands my phone and it has pornography on it. They weren't even planning. I like you know when you when you and I were. Younger wasn't on phones when I was younger I didn't even have the Internet. I had to you know people had to go either to a liquor store to buy you had to be eighteen. Or maybe someone's friend someone's perverted. Dad had their secret stash. And so yeah you might see pornography that way you had to work to find it nowadays. It's coming to you all the time. You gotta work to stay away from. It's a very different thing. So knowing that our sons and even our daughters are going to view this stuff. How should a father respond to his son if and when the sun is caught or confesses his struggle with porn? Because kind like we were saying at the beginning especially in the Christian church this is a massively shameful thing to where me as like supposed upstanding Christian member of the Church. The last thing I want is for anyone to know that my son looked at pornography. You know like so if that was to happen to me I could see feeling shame feeling bad and I could see a whole lot of anger coming towards my kids at that point. So so how should we as fathers and mothers? Who were listening this? How should we respond to our children? When they're honest with US or they're not honest with us they get caught and they're confessing to us that they're struggling with porn. Yeah that's a good question. I have not had to deal with that because my boys are young. They're my oldest is seven years old and I will probably more than likely have to deal with that in the next few years I would say from my experience with my father. My Dad is a solid Christian. Man. He's my mentor. And I remember when I confessed to my dad when I was nineteen or and it was really hard for me to do even though my dad is a gracious man Awkward around father like I'm struggling looking at porn. Yeah he showed me a ton of grace not in the sense of you know just oh it's not a big deal and we're all men He gave me the scriptures. And telling me this is not who you are. In Christ. And you're more than conquering unveiled. Ios Time you're not a victim to this Josh. You're Victor 'cause you're in Christ. Forget that but he showed me grace. He prayed for me when I confessed and I think when the humility shown on the the Sun's part to save like datum struggling data. I looked at the dead. If there's some sort of humbleness are broken is about it to admit that The Dad definitely should respond in grace. You know with truth of course putting grace in saying I WANNA help you. I WANNA pray for. What can I do as a dad to keep you accountable? You know? And if he's living under your roof you need to be the one to set the standards and also to be careful with what you have on your. Tv maybe it's not wise. F- Cable TV in your house right. Maybe maybe he's learning it from you. That's exactly and I'm not trying to tell you. Black and white you can't have cable TV or you can have this or that right For years to be honest just recently. I got WIFI in my house. I haven't had WI FI internet in my own house for the past eleven years so that just helped me safeguard from lust and I'm just saying there's certain things like even. I think parents are oblivious. They hand their kids a flip. Phone enough lift from a smartphone should get a flip phone anima smartphone and it's like handing them obviously computer and okay you know. Just be careful and you know like you can't that is not wise. You just not thinking things through. I think when you do that especially to someone who's already confessed. They'VE STRUGGLED WITH LUST. And you know setting boundaries and setting up safeguards covenant is. Has It really get APP that you can set up on your heater in your phone and it's just great for accountability and blocking websites? It's not foolproof but it helps a lot and but what I'm trying to say is if there's a son who will broken admits confesses gray should be shown but I think if if the sun is Kat and he's defiant and angry about it and doesn't care about it I'm not saying I can tell you exactly what to say to him. But I think there needs to be like all your under my house and this stuff is damaging and really telling your son. Love the ramifications Does maybe explaining the story of King David in the Bible and just saying like hey if you walked on this path is a path of destruction and I love you too much to let you go down that path. And you know we're going to have boundaries in this house and we're GonNa have things to be careful of and you're going to check in with me know every so often because I love you and I can you know in evangelism we. We have a A little guideline laud the proud grace to the humble and exactly two different scenarios one. A SON getting caught and they're denying everything would be Humble son coming to you man I can tell you this having four sons I'm first of all pornography can come on flip phones and unfortunately I've I've seen that in just you know helping some other other people out. Isn't it funny? How like whenever we talk about our experience with something pornography I got to qualify. And say you know it wasn't me it was this other person it's it's such a shameful thing should be so often with our children. We might get one chance showing grace to them. A son comes to you and they are saying dad. You Know I. I know I shouldn't do this. Here's what happened and that's a very hard thing for them to do. And at that point your reaction is probably going to determine whether they ever come to you again. Something serious you know not to say that that's right or wrong in their behalf but as apparent we need to be looking for those opportunities to show grace to our kids not knowing where it's going to go from there and just really being on the lookout for those opportunities to lead them in the ways of the Lord and one of those ways is definitely showing grace. Okay so we've we've talked about a son or daughter confessing to their parents. What about married men? So this is something that happens. I actually listened to a series on counseling pornography. Not Too long ago and one of the issues that comes up in the church is Christian man. He's been looking at pornography and he gets convicted and now he wants to tell his wife simply because he wants to confess to her so on the one hand. That's a good idea. Because we're supposed to tell her wives everything on the other hand there there could be a lot of A lot of problems at that in and of itself brings up. So so what would you say about? This should married men. Who Struggle with lust? Should they is this something. They should tell their wives. It's a great question man. I am so thankful that I have not had to do that with pornography. My marriage thank so thankful that I did not struggle with porn in my marriage that terrifies me to death. Hit like after would have to do that. I think it's a spirit led thing I can give you some council that other godly men older than me told me is. It's not wise. I've been told to go into details with your wife. What you looked at like if you do confessed to her that you lusted. It's not good to say I went on this website and watch this video and this is what happened in. This is what went down and women don't understand the struggle that men have not built. Obviously if the way we are they're not visually stimulated or not the same as we are right in in that aspect of less than sexual sin but I would say just having accountability. That's what I was saying when I had Andrey US like. You need to have another man. You can confess to confide in and talk to. I don't believe your wife should be your ability partner just to. I don't think they're meant to carry that. That that specific issue if that's your struggle to To keep telling her that keep sharing with her that in telling her what that is and now. I'm not saying you cannot confess to her at all or say I've sinned and I disobeyed God and I sinned against you and and I lost it or something to that effect but I've been told like it's not the wisest thing to go into detail about what you looked at what you did until that every single time to your wife. That's something I've been told. I know it's not black and white issue but yeah no I would just add. Just use wisdom If anything finds someone at your church A pastor someone who's just a older man not not necessarily older age but more spiritually mature than you have them become your accountability partner and maybe you can ask them what do you think what do you think. I should tell my. Wife as far as this goes And it's definitely like you said women are are different than than men. In many ways I would agree with Josh incites. It's not like a black and white thing. Don't do it or do it. I would just say use wisdom use wisdom without one because it's GonNa get ugly their way it's going to get ugly and anytime you confess in not everyone's going to be happy about it and so I would just say just be wise. There's definitely going to be people who are listening to this. I would say every man who listens to this at some point. They've struggled with less. What do you say to the person who's WHO's given up the battle you know like like hopefully men are listening this Christian men are listening to this and they're saying oh? This is good I got. I got a couple of things from this. Podcast are going to help me. I'm going to check out Josh's book. What would you say to the person who listens to this and they say you know what it just doesn't matter it's too hard good for these guys? They got over it somehow. How good for this guy. He had his accountability partner. But for me it's just too much and and I and I guarantee you some of the people listening to this. They have people in their lives. That have confessed to them that they're going through this same battle. So what do you say to the person who's just kind of given up on the Battle Against Lust?.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"The stores for like the cookies on TV dinners again. That's actually funny so I have a friend. Who's a health trainer and he posted this thing on on facebook that basically it was a picture of in the grocery store all the shows are empty except like the health food section and so he was just making the common foods here. What's the problem? Just WANNA GET. Yeah you got you got a family and people to okay do you live you live with them. That's good yeah. I think one of the hardest things right now. Is this feeling of people being alone us. There's a lot of truth to that. First of all we live in a society where people are just kind of secluded normally but right now more than ever people are alone. They're scared they're huddled up. One of my sons put it best. He said man at the store every it's like everyone is disaster prepping their ordering all the food it's like as if they're just holding themselves up and they're ready just to to be there for a really long time and that's exactly what people are doing. They're scared you ever go to a church or okay so I just dropped seaward. So whenever you're in any witnessing conversation you got to bring up something spiritual so. I asked him. You ever go to Church. You know so often. We try to get into some kind of Gospel conversation. And we're waiting for the person to say something spiritual so we can jump on it but most time. It just doesn't happen you know it doesn't happen so you have to bring it up. I've already handed the guy the church business card and now I'm going to start talking about church. He's not gonNA be too excited about talking about churches because it's not something ever thinks about but I'm going to just persists I'm going to be gracious about. I'm not going to be a jerk but I'm just GONNA keep talking about it and Attempt to keep this conversation going towards the goal which is the gospel of Jesus. Christ here think about God.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Welcome to Romans road. Podcast of me. Eddie Roman this where we talk about. Evangelism and apologetic sin all kinds of Kristin Scott. I am here in the middle of a big room. A bunch of people walking around with a Christian conference. And who do I see but the man who has the same color Pants Keith? Daryl and that alone is reason to have on this podcast now. Keith is someone. Let me give you the back story. I heard let I heard legendary rumblings and and talk chatter behind the scenes from street preachers about Keith. Over the years. Good friend of mine. Tony Miano once. I saw facebook posts. Vinnie basically said. I saw one of the best guys. Open air preaching campus. I've ever seen and that got me interested because I thought I was the best campus. No inch interested and so I started. Follow him on. Facebook had a chance to first of all I noticed for a really good preacher Theologian Kinda Guy. All this guy ever does is post stuff about sports and games laws de copies drake kind of funny but I actually had the chance to go down to San Diego State University in. Just hang out and in and watch watch Keith. Do some campus preaching and man. It was it was very different from very different from the you know. Go through the good person standing on the box and and the way the way that I learned but man it was it was awesome. And so I you know since followed Keith. On facebook and one of the things about one of the reasons. You've probably never heard his name before. At least some of you here is because he doesn't have a big huge website. You know all Steve. I would like to get some day. He doesn't have a huge website. Doesn't even have on facebook. Follow us on facebook. Lucy like what sports teams anyway. So he's he's not someone who is widely publicized and I I really think the reason part of the reason for that is. He's just day to day working in working in the fields. Just out there evangelizing. And and that's what he's doing And so anyway I wanted to have on the podcast and just learn a little bit more about his campus preaching. Hopefully the sound of this room won't overtake US here. But he's a he's allowed guy when he needs to be so Keith thanks so much for coming on the Yeoman's road podcast. Thank you for having me on them. Glad Abi Aad and yes. I often post about sports. I'm a Cleveland browns. Fan this misery ever since I was five years old. We had in Cleveland. Four quarters a play called red right eighty eight where. We lost a playoff game. That's Kinda describe. My sporting career is eight so awesome so so Keith. This is your life according to me so what I see is you are out there pretty much. Every weekday going to a different campus. You drive all around America and when they you'll be you know. University of Texas. The next day it'll be somewhere else and you know you're just constantly going to these campuses and it seems to me like you go back to the same one so it's almost like you're on some kind of a circuit. Maybe not the same date every year. But you're basically visiting these same schools over over again throughout the year and it seems like you're getting to know the students there. They remember you from the year before. So you know just basically give us an overview of what it is you do and you know just so so for for those of us who don't even think about the concept of someone being a missionary within America going to the campuses that are right in our own cities. Give us a little a little overview on what it is you. Do you described it as different on the introduction so usually usually when when you serve food and you're like well different. That's not usually. That's a huge draw. Tony Miana's one of the best. I've ever heard do me let me just give you one aspect of what's different so so when I go out and preach and most of the guys I go and open it preaches. We'll go out for like you know an hour and a half two hours that day. It's into State University. You were there for like eight hours. I'm like looking at my watch. What he's GonNa do does not stop. It was great the whole time interacting with students so anyway. It's a good different not okay. So yeah a little backdrop. I was converted in ninety three one off to college. Soggy opener preaching and you know the typical kind of play. Jian heavy health brimstone sort of preaching sort of stuff and I went back to my dorm and I really knew nothing of the Bible Philosophy of ministry and I just was reading through the Gospels and the book of acts and I felt like these men are publicly preaching. So the anomaly that we're out publicly preaching so you see that in the Bible you see it in the Bible and the prophets and then I was involved with a campus ministry reading about revivals. And we read about Whitfield Wesley and so nowadays under an organization called the Whitfield Fellowship. Even tying into your idea of whitfield would often preach then return preach returns so you kind of preach so some see come back and see what happens so I do kind of have a circuit because half honestly what I do. I do love the students so it's not just like oh I just want to go out there and preach the Gospel and I don't care about the people like I genuinely. Like one of my favorite things is and kind of the sad things of it. You kind of have a relationship with people you like. I'm there for several days in a row and they'll listen to me for four or five hours sometimes and then you come back and they feel like they know you they like you and they kind of. I'm often like a safety Mexican defense. All sorts of crazy sins to me that they're engaged in and out of faith in that regard so that's so yes so usually Monday at least through Monday through Thursday somewhere when schools open from noon usually kickoff. Maybe eleven or noon and go until wants wants to listen the lace. I've ever gone. I think about nine thirty nine and a half hours of nine. Pm and so so real quick. You just said Monday through Thursday so one of the things I've seen if I go onto college campus on a Friday. It's usually Kinda dead. Is that the reason yet? Yeah I've kind of noticed over the years like it's almost like they don't have Friday classes anymore. Yeah it's gotten pretty pretty strange and so but every night. I don't want to mess up your theology here but every if I feel at the Lord's hands is heavy. I may go preach on Fridays. I'll go and preach online. If you if you mess up my theology you get one of these. That's the you will be one so so. Yeah so Friday's are just and I will still go out every now and then I'll Thursday goes well and I'm talking to students. I'm like what's classes like here tomorrow. And if they told me nobody's here apply won't come back and because of all my traveling off news Friday travel and then. I'll have a little downtime Saturday Sunday. I'm usually with somebody over the weekends like saying pastors that. So just doing whatever on Saturday Sunday now. One of the things. I've I've noticed 'cause I've been spying on you from your facebook post. One of the things I noticed is that you don't just go in opener preach and then like you know. Clap your hands together and walk off. You actually sit down with the students afterwards and you have. You can have a pretty long question answer time. Yeah and that's actually honestly. That's my favorite part to break out my chair and the people who are genuinely interested. He carries a folding chair with camping camping chair and finish up. Then I'll sit in the chair and the people who are genuinely straight and I can still sit there you honestly six. Thirty seven o'clock at night Sometimes eight but usually it's not uncommon to go to six seven o'clock at night especially so like the actual preachings usually from noon to four thirty five around five o'clock it usually tapers off. And then you have your twenty people genuinely interested in that. That conversation can last anywhere from an hour to two hours. And that's actually my favorite part because you're getting much more. Yeah you've I've you usually view as painting goal and you're just in my first five hours shifting the lowest the little thing and the next thing you know you got these piece of goal that want to interact with you in their humble and sincere Watching you at San Diego state I a whole lot of mud and debris and then But yeah as the day went on you know. It got pretty rough and one of the amazing things. Is that so so the way the way that Keith does? His open air preaching another different category. Another different category goes. That means different. Another way that Keith creatures. That is very different than what I had seen before is. He doesn't have any kind of box. Which is I was trained. You gotta stay on a box because then you're you know it's it's Kinda commanding attention which you know. There's a lot of truth to that. But what keeps does is. He basically stands in the middle A courtyard or wherever the students are walking around and he just kind of starts doing the slow walk in the circle. And he's like preaching and he's looking at people he's walking and it's it's almost like he's circling the drain and then eventually some people are GonNa Stop. Stop and talk to them in man that day within about an hour there were maybe fifty students around within about two hours. There was probably one hundred and by the end of the day there. There were mass of Humanity. Just looking at this and it it really becomes just an all day thing where. I really think people are going in and out of class. And they're saying that guy over there talking like he's there and he's probably still going to be there when you get out you should go see him as a day like by the end of the day. There were so many people who had stood around either for five minutes or three hours or whatever. And it's just like it just becomes this huge event of the day of what's going on campus and I it's just amazing to watch and that's part of the thing I enjoy about. It is like it is a little bit of like an event like I know. Part of it is just. WanNa come out mock and jeer but as they come out like that's the thing that's a amazed me is even kind of when I'm interacting with somebody who might look back and forth between means somebody in kind of a rough way much that is actually for the purple people like you can kind of pick up pretty quick. Who's genuine? Who's not genuine? And the way they're asking questions and stuff like that and so as you're asking answering it you're actually trying to language of everybody else out there like okay. Who's this actually really four. Because this person clearly WANNA learn anything. Who's picking up a rock and his about yeah be verbal or whatnot or literal Sometimes the and so. That's what I'm seeking to do and I'm glad to talk to somebody who's actually been out with me on a campus. Sometimes it's still like a little abstraction your but you've got to see it happen and I usually try to describe it as a movie. You know what I mean because you kind of this. Arctic goes and gets a little rough and rocky than Kinda usually tapers off and and I think if you stay for the movie..
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Because I can't do it and I'm thinking about him and I'm like you know I've never heard this brother complain ever ever in all the time I've been with him and I'm like one of my doing complaining. I mean I'm in. I'm in a bad situation for a short period of time for weeks at the most before they do this operation. That's GONNA hopefully solve the problem and and we're hoping it did but the things what am I doing. I should be looking. How can I be glorifying God in this? I haven't figured that out yet right but it changed my perspective completely and I just started saying you know what Lord because of this situation. I can't. I can't do much of the work I used to do. I'm just going to spend more time in prayer because that's all I can do listening to the Bible. That's all I could do. I can't sleep. I can't do anything much. So that's what I was doing. I was just like how do I glorify you lord and maybe it'll be a time that God reveals. Oh Yeah you you you were able to go in some other way or maybe I could be a blessing some other person at some point but it changed my perspective immediately just going God. How can I glorify you through this? Not How do you get out of this? That's great and you know It's it's always all about perspective when we're focused on our desires. Our wants our joy in our comfort basically Not really comforted different. Ray Our comfort too but a different kind of comforting. Yeah when we're focused ourselves when when we got ourselves as the main thing in our perspective things going to be a whole lot different than keeping God in the center of our perspective so thanks so much Andrew for taking the time to answer those questions when I'm sure they're going to help a lot of people and just thinking in a biblical way and so we both have podcast. Plays off of our names yours. Romans Road Eddie. Roman and mine's the RAP report for rappaport four so definitely check out route report with Andrew. Rappaport thanks so much Andrew. Thank you Eddie. Fabio to to to great books in one website visit striving for eternity dot. Org there are two books that I would like to recommend you. Purchase what they meaning people who aren't Christians. Other religions believe and what we believe systematic. Theology made simple both are great resources especially if you plan on witness does.
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"All Roads Lead to Andrew Rappaport. Y'All all roads lead to Christian podcast. Well that's not. All the roads read to Romans road. They Roman road. And that's IT Andrew. There is an issue that comes up once in a while. While we're open air preaching and this is this is kind of one of those things that atheists sceptics a Lotta Times. This is like their atom bomb. This is the thing they throw out there and in their mind they think shows over. I just won this battle and this this Christian is going to have absolutely nothing to say and it is a it is a you know at face value. It's a pretty complicated thing. It's the issue of slavery and so even Christians Reading the Bible. We'll we'll see this these different things about slaves and we'll be like man. What is that doing in there? You Know God allowed slavery and different things like that. So so for Christians. It definitely takes some studying and reading the contacts and just figuring out. What exactly is this being what? What's being spoken of your but in an evangelism situation in an apologetic situation. It's one of those things that skeptics will. Just throw at us you know. Why are their slaves in the Bible? You wear your slaves Diani Slaves. You're a Christian. The you like the Bible the Bible says you can own slaves so under. How do you deal with that? You know how. How are we to think of the issue of slavery in the Bible it actually is a fallacy the fallacy of equivocation. What they're equivocating on the word slavery. Okay so they're taking the word slavery and they're thinking they're implying. The African slave trade where people were kidnapped brought to other countries and forced labor. The they had no rights. They were property of another human being right. They couldn't make money. There is no chance of freedom and they were. They were at the whim of their master. So I've seen I saw the series roots when I was a little kid. And then what's the other one? There's all these different movies that just show African slave savory and it's horrible you know it could be they. They will often show the worst part of it you know. There's a book recently. Came out twelve years of slave and in that Solomon. He was a he was free. He was not a slave. He got kidnapped in Washington while performing. Who was a violinist? And he is performing in got kidnapped there and he worked for a guy for many years being an educated man he could read and write and he actually says in his own book had he stayed there he would not have thought slavery was so bad he worked for a Christian man who that would you end up seeing happen when he said he wouldn't have had a problem with it because he lived a good life and then he got sold to someone that just was the epitome of the worst of all evils and that's where he had problems and saw the worst side of it and so the equivocation you see people do is they're gonNa take with the Bible talks of slavery and say that's the same as what we're talking about with the African slave trade and they're not the same and this is the the equivocation they make their argument. Is that because we know slavery is wrong and the Bible endorses slavery. The Bible's wrong. Right problem is the Bible doesn't endorse the slavery of the African slave trade. One in the Bible is really clear that kidnapping a person is wrong. Yeah another thing you see in the Bible is that the slavery of maybe not the outside countries but the slavery discussed that God speaks of. He wasn't one of property ownership. It was one where if you have a cow that runs away and your neighbor finds it the neighbors to return your cow if your slave runs away. The Bible's clear that the slave does not get returned. Why because he's not property The other thing that people don't understand when they think of this slavery is slavery's case where you don't get you don't make money you work for someone and they make all the money. That's not the Old Testament Slavery Old Testament Slavery. You've got a half day's wage so you were paid. What was the slavery was an employment system? It was a way where people who couldn't take care of themselves. They couldn't manage their money. They would get themselves into debt and they would either sell themselves as a slave or they'd be indebted to someone and they work for that person as a slave to work off their debt. They would get a half day's wage and the other half day's wage went to paying off their debt and so they could still have family outside of of being a slave and pay them but the master had the responsibility of caring for them he had to pay for the food housing. And all this and so some people preferred being the slave because someone else took care of all the needs. They would get a small amount of money but they got paid the closest thing in our day and age. We can really examine. This would be Japan in the eighties because in the Eighties Japan. The companies owned everything. You work for a company. They own everything they take your education your housing your car your TV your genes. It's owned by the company. They own everything idea being if they own everything the better they do the better you do. So you'd want to work more to to make the company profitable but you didn't go switching companies and worked for a company for Generations. Your Kid's worked for companies you work for same with your grandkids because you didn't just go switching companies. It was almost like the slavery of the Bible. They had the responsible care for all of your needs and you got paid. But you didn't get paid as much as you could if you were out on your own. And that was the employment system. So that's more what we'd see when we see the the slavery in the Bible. It's interesting because you talk about people selling them basically selling themselves into slavery in order to pay off debt and this was during a time when we didn't have credit cards when we didn't have mortgages when basically if a person couldn't feed themselves they're going to die somewhere in the desert so for them to put themselves in the home in the household of someone who could afford to feed them and clothe them take care of them in an agrarian society where it's either life or death but based on whether you have enough to to survive or not you know it's it's You know not saying it would be a good thing to be a slave but it but it's a whole lot better than starving to death when you so much people. So many people don't understand because they don't take time to properly interpret descriptors. They don't try to understand the culture of the time they wanna read into the culture are Danny. Yeah and it doesn't fit. The they have such issues with are telling me if someone if someone raised the woman the woman has to marry the rapist. What was her other choice in that culture starving to death right it was? It wasn't that she had to marry him. He had a responsibility because he ruined her shoes. Knowing Virgin he ruined her. He now had a responsibility to care for her as a wife he had to love her and take care of her and take care of all her needs and show her the love. That's due to a wife. And that was now his responsibility he had to pay the the back. Then you get married you pay a dowry. He'd have to do all that well not too long ago. In America we have this saying the shotgun wedding. Where if a guy you know violates a woman or basically takes her virginity away before they get married here comes down with the shotgun and he's going to. He's going to make him be responsible for what he's done. And so yeah so. What I'm hearing is like every other thing in scripture. We'd just need to look at things in context context so the chapter itself book of the Bible and also the culture of just. What's going on at the time? Okay so you've given us the background. What is just kind of a quick way that you would deal with the heckler? You're open air preaching and along comes this skeptic. And he's he's proud and he just yells out. Well you're a Christian you you you think slavery's okay what's what's like a quick thing you say because obviously you're not Gonna. You'RE NOT GONNA they're not gonNA give you ten minutes explain all that you don't have the time on a box to to answer or things in detail like is needed. There's two things I focus on One is I'll ask the person when you speak of flavor. You mean we're one person owns another person and the person has no rights of their own. Yes you mean when you speak of slavery that someone who they don't get paid they work for someone else and they don't get paid. Yes and then I go okay. That's not to slavery the Bible because the slavery of the Bible. They got half days pay so they did get paid and they were. They were not considered property. So it's not the same slavery as you're speaking of by the way the slavery and the Bible you can only be a slave for seven years before you were set free in Judaism So it it's okay same slavery. Yeah you know now what I sometimes on the streets. He's when they bring up the slavery. I'll say I'll get them to say so. You're saying it's wrong to say this is my property. And they'll say yes and they said well. Can I ask you a question? Do you support abortion? I did this a debate. Mets like was doing it to be with David Smalley and I. I ended up turning to him. The whole debate is over moral issues right and slavery was coming up and so David Smalley I get up. To ask. Accumulates Open Cuna? Get UP TO DAVID. Small and I just said Mr Smalley. Do you support abortion? And he knew exactly where I was going with news. Oh boy he goes. I'm glad I'm glad I'm debating him and not you because what ends up happening with that is what is abortion argument is. This is my body. But what's the difference between saying? This is my property. Mrs My body Nothing the will the real difference is this is. My property doesn't end in death. This is my body does. That's a great point. You know just like with so many other issues when you're opener preaching the opposition is throwing something at you that it just comes into. They just don't know what they're talking about. They don't know the context and quite frankly they usually don't care they just have this thing that they're throwing at you in order to shut you up in the hopes that that's what it's going to do now slavery one of the things that sadly is very interesting about that. A lot of people. Just look at it as an issue of the past but the reality is there's still slavery going on today. What do you have to say about the modern day? Slavery is also called Human Trafficking and the majority of human trafficking other human trafficking. That is where people are kidnapped and forced into Labor. The way we think of slavery unfortunately today the majority of human trafficking is sex slaves It is The Sex Industry. It is a hundred and fifty billion dollar industry with a B. This is the second largest industry in the world. This is these are women who are being forced into you know the pornography that all these people are watching. They're thinking that these girls want to do this. Most these girls are duped into doing this. Most girls are kidnapped and they have no way out of this when the sad thing is there's no way to get actual statistics because so much this is underground sure but the statistics say that there are there could be up to or well over a hundred million people that are caught and human traffic today and this is globally. The one of the three largest countries is the United States. Philippines and Mexico are the largest areas for human trafficking people witnessed the majority of it or women and children the average age of women being were children really being brought into human sex. Slaves is between twelve and fourteen years old. They're runaway girls girls that that it's so sad because what it is a lot of it is people who are trying to escape their home would they think is a bad situation and they trust some person they they think they meet on the Internet and get into a far worse situation? It is point zero four percent of women that escape.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Welcome to Romans road. The podcast of me Eddie. Roman this where we talk about. Evangelism and apologetic send all kinds of Kristin Scott. Today I had the opportunity of interviewing Andrew Rappaport and Andrew is a very long time friend. He's an open air preacher over on the East Coast but he goes all over America in different parts of the world. So I just WanNa i WanNa thank you so much Andrew and welcome you to the Romans Road podcasts. Well it is an honor being with you. It is something where as you mentioned we. Friendship goes back a long ways. And we've gotten to learn a lot from each other. I really value your friendship and I was thrilled when you said. Hey I want to start podcasting because you have so much to offer people. I've gotten feedback on. Somebody's stuff from your podcast. Where people are getting encouraged to get out and evangelizing there. I never thought I could do some of these things and it's like yeah we see. Some of the things are not very hard to do. Need to go out and do it. Yeah I appreciate that in Andrew. I don't know if you realize this but you are pretty much the reason I am podcasting right now because it's something I wanted to do for a very long time and you started your podcast and then I can do it. Anyone can do right. Just like people are thinking that about evangelism now with me. They're like that guy can do it. Anyone can but Andrew and then you also started the Christian community right. You know what to tell us a little bit about that before we get into this because because even the people who've been listening to my podcast I've mentioned it once but I haven't really explained exactly what it is. So what is the community is a little different than podcast network. A lot of people are used to hearing networks podcast. But that's where the network owns everything. They control everything. We wanted to get some benefits podcasters to train them. We view it. At striving attorney we view it as discipleship. It's just another form of disabling. Podcasting is one of the main ways of teaching. Now people move from Youtube to podcasting and we wanted disciple people to to not only produce better quality which in your case you know you kind of have the professionalism with with all the audio video you do for having but but we wanted to help people with good quality but then also good content and that's our goal is to disciple them. We don't see it as a money making thing. We see it as a thing where we get the disciple people and so that's our whole goal is just to produce good kind we. Here's the real goal. The goal is if you look religion spirituality the largest category apple podcasts. I mean like twice as large as the next largest thing that's crazy and if you go search the top thing you're going to find his Joel Stein Joyce Meyer you gotta go down away if we get anyone solid that she said it was Christian Exactly well that's that's under religion spirituality even under Christian is still that right. You go religion spirituality. It takes a lot longer to get someone solid. Christian at least six or seven before you get to macarthur or someone like that but yeah. Here's the thing I would like to see enough good Christian podcast promoting each other. So that Joel. Stein falls off the charts and we get Romans Road on top. You offer that all right and so if if someone wants to check out. More about the Christian podcasts community. If they want to see what other podcast on there how can they find that Christian podcast community Dot Org? Okay have all we have right now depending when this goes up. We're working on a brand new website and we have six more podcast to add a total of twenty podcasts. Wow that's great. So and we're growing we haven't even started like reaching out to people. And saying hey. Do you want to be part of a network but you look like a network but you work very differently than a.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
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"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Welcome to Romans road the podcast of me and he Roman this where we talk about evangelism and apologetic and all kinds of Kristin Scott. What if I told you? There's a way to make total strangers. Come to you in public and start talking to you and then get into an evangelism conversation rather than you going to them and trying to strike up a conversation they actually come to you today. I'm going to tell you about the riddle. This is a way of doing public evangelism. That has been a great addition to my evangelism tool kit. I've been using it to train Christians from my church to step out in faith in talk to strangers about Jesus which for most people is a hard thing to do the the first time and the second time in the third time but the riddle makes it a whole lot easier so a little bit. I'm going to play a conversation. You're going to see how the riddle works. But first I want to let you know that you can actually see this riddle the way I set it up in public on my blog. If you go to Eddie Roman DOT COM tom go to the blog in search for the post titled The riddle. You'll notice oncein. It's just kind of a photoshop file and you can print it onto a card stock or anything you can get fancy with it or you can be very simple with it. All you need is a sign and then the other version. I painted with fluorescent paint and it was lit up by a black light. This is part of my open air. Campaigners paint board kit and so whatever it is it's it's the riddle itself that draws the attention so you can see what it looks like on the blog but since you're probably not looking at the blog right now. I'm just going to tell it to you here. It is. Let's see if you can figure it out the man who made it didn't need it. The man who bought it didn't use it. The man who used it didn't know it. What is it do you know the answer? One more time. The man who made it didn't need it. The man who bought it didn't use it. The man who used it didn't know it. What what is it going to tell you the answer in a moment but just know that when this riddle is on a sign and there's people walking by they do stop up and they try to figure it out and they talk with their friends and they're laughing? They're arguing about it. It's mayhem just last week. I had this out at Christmas festival and one point there were at least twenty people standing around staring at this thing and what happens is eventually someone comes over since they see me standing next to the sign figure. I'm the guy who's riddle it is and they say. Are you the person I'm supposed to give the answer to and I say yes they ask something. Like what do I get if I answer it. And I'll tell them a million dollars so they try to answer it and some get right and when they get it right I give the million dollar tract and they laugh and if they get wrong I tell them to keep trying and eventually if they can't get it I give them a consolation prize a million dollar tracks so either way they're going to get a track and it's funny many people have a good time trying to figure it out so anyway the answer to this riddle and again the riddle is the man who made it didn't need it demand who bought it didn't use it the man who used I didn't know it. What is it? It's a coffin. The answer coffin. Now remember that word because it's going to be very important for phase two. You can't can't do this with just any riddle. I suppose you can get people to come around and ask questions but the word coffin is key to where this is going next so people. We'll come over. They get the answer. Either they guess it or you tell it to them and they smile or laugh or they're just satisfied. It's fun and then I go to phase two okay I throw out the question. The answers coffin. And now I'm going to use that to transition from the natural into the spiritual and then so I say yeah. We're just just a group of Christians out here asking people. What do you think happens after you enter the coffin and you will be amazed at how easy it is to get get into conversations using this method and that really is all there is to it? I've done this many times in many different settings and it never fails to get me into witnessing conversations and this riddle never lets me down. I'll take it out with a group of people and right before I put it up. I'll say to them okay. I'm about to unleash the riddle and the second this it goes up. People are just GonNa come over you ready and they say yes and as soon as that thing is up instant crowd. It's crazy. It really works. So you can use a riddle just to pass out tracks or to get into conversations and I'm going to play conversation in just a moment but again when people answer you give them the million dollar tracked and those are available at living waters dot com so now I'm going to play some audio from a recent riddle adventure. This was at Balboa Park at their December nights night's event for some giving out of tracks and then some conversations just want to apologize ahead of time for any audio. That might be difficult to here there. I had a microphone on me. Little Appel Mike Right on my chest and I was standing close enough to people to where you can hear what they're saying little difference in volume you'll notice but for the most part you can hear everything pretty clearly so let's give it listen all right so the riddle is up there are. Let's see one to three groups of people currently looking at got it. So what I'm GonNa do is I'm going to walk. UPS.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Know. I'll try to keep myself tape today. Did but when they reflect with no one to our our my I you know. I'm not sure how did call this time. They did. Act that is non incoming fire for us and by personally. Don't believe that that's that's my personal view is a good ride and if you have a good heart they told you that you have to be a Christian to go to heaven I I don't the thing that okay. So he definitely has had some kind of teaching saying the Lord or the Lord is good Lord and he knows is about the coming judgment. You know he's talking about the Lord coming with fire and talking about Noah's Ark and he is communicating something that a lot of people believe not just in Jamaica but all over America they talk about judgment but if God is good good. He's not going to judge anyone. If God is good he's going to be nice he's going to be sweet. No one's GONNA get hurt. And that is a common belief and I kind of call that the lopsided view of God God has a bunch of different attributes. Love is one of them. But if you focus only on that one an attribute of God you're going to have a lopsided view. God you're going to have a God that is all one attribute and none of the rest. It's it's important to see God as he presents himself so yes God is love but he's also righteous he's also a judge he's also the god of vengeance upon upon his enemies and so God has many different things and so anytime you take one of his attributes and focus only on that you're going to have a a wrong view of God and so some people do it in the opposite way the only focus on God's wrath and so they have a God who they only think is mean and nasty the and these people usually become very critical because they see God is critical. They see God as someone who's just mean and so it's important to study the entire Bible and learn all the attributes of God and not place one over the other not placed the one you like the best in the forefront of all the other attributes tributes of God and so a lot of people do that and it seems right away that that's what this man is doing and so Let's see what happens. There is some kind of judgment that's going to happen and you have to have a good heart is to said pure heart cleaner. Don't lie by then commander if that's the case let's have a clean heart live good to watch. People don't grudge somebody for their own own. That's not yours. You know you work hard. You try to make it in the in some good formal for his every no-man's perfect and it's true knew that when he at manifest as some people say the Lord has manifest themselves into Mary's womb become the flesh on the bone and you walk art and he said No. That's why maybe at said life. I give them far. They don't know what the I've done so he says it's not easy being a human. He knew we weren't perfect. Nobody's perfect so let me let me ask you this my friend so you said that the way that you pass the judgment is by being being being good order being righteous being pure how are you how are you doing with that. Is your heart clean so often people will bring up the fact that you need to be good in order to get to heaven. They'll mention the ten commandments. Once in awhile and that's great for me because my goal in part of the conversation is to get a person to look at the Ten Commandments. It's so when someone brings it up on their own. It's a very easy segway to say Okay Ten Commandments. Let's look at him. How are you doing with that? Is Your heart clean. There's a way you can you can know you mentioned the Ten Commandments K.. By looking at the Ten Commandments. We can see where we're at before a holy God so let me ask you this. Would you consider yourself to be a good person. I think so I think so too 'cause allied on my heart and I because I'm a smoker a drinker. That's the things under that people do even though a lot of Christians tell you that they're separating nufemme dot. Org lied. I mean come on you drive a car window. There was no history back. Today's wasn't driving. Your car. Delight took it took a ride from a donkey to to to stable. That's true no we are getting more comfortably comfortably in Newark. I don't know what the car has to do with his sin but He is saying people say you shouldn't smoke pot. And he's got to join in his hand and he's basically saying it's not really that bad now. Another thing he said was as far as smoking and drinking goes. That's just things on the earth that people do not sin. That's just stuff that people do. Well all sin is stuff people do. They're either doing wing something by breaking God's law or they're thinking something and breaking God's law that way but also Senate stuff that people do mine kind is making so how much little stuff far US human being which they got the knowledge an inspiration from God's worse but they're making it so much you know a checked into human being that it's not easy for you to see those stuff won't do them. You know something that up but you got a lot of people that don't smoke orange and even though you got a lot of Christian they were allowed to save your life is not Senate but yet still you would allow to save your life so no one is that that it does leaves back to that point right here so. I think that there are a lot of Christians that say things that don't make sense but we don't have to worry about what all the Christians say we need to worry about what the Lord says right and by looking at the Ten Commandments. We can kind of see for ourselves. What we're doing slum? Let me ask you this. How many lies do you think you've told? In your whole life listen mcgarity ricotta cheese. Fuel is okay now just for the record. I have no idea what he just said but I did hear the word lies so I'm just going to keep listening and see where this goes lies. Let me tell is not the simple allies overdose forget to excite it rise up to see a midlife are getting me with problems that I would think that would take myself in any problem onto our so. Have you ever ever told lies that you weren't telling to save your life. You just told them off problem or be or because you wanted to get your way with some. I've been I. I've been incarcerated incarcerated before an ad ally to make up a story does not to put other people in problem dot was not snitching. Sure so what do you call someone who tells live who does does lies a liar. You're liar have you ever stole something even even something small a pencil when I was a kid Lighter you know but I I'm not GonNa see me break break into somebody's house and go in there but stealing pens from me weak we can we can. We can still without breaking into someone's house right. So what do you call someone who steals things. Your teeth ever use God's name in vain use God's name as a cuss word no cost or to express discuss or anger like you use when you're in trouble US Gods God's name in a in a bad way a lot of people do but not I personally not I add got angry at one point when I never did that. I just got ignorant I. I was talking to Muslims asking. God Why does that happen to me in blind and you know and undenied relaxed Beg For forgiveness which I think he did you know but you have news. God's name in vain that's called blasphemy right. It's taken the name of the Creator and dragging it through the dirt. Define that for me more. Give me an example. So using God's name in vain would be to use God's name like inappropriate way. Maybe say Jesus Christ but you say it in in a way where you're angry. Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah. That's that that not only me. I think that a lot of people orna before about yeah. That's true. Yeah okay so that's called blasphemy. So he's starting to squirm a little bit. He started not enjoy the so much. So I'm going to thank him. I'm GONNA thanks income for bearing with me and being patient you know and I understand that it is a easy or fun thing to be confronted with your sin. So I'm going to be as gracious as I can through the whole process that thanks for doing this interview. So have you ever Looked upon a woman with lust. Yeah I think that That's something that even if a married man he married for twenty years you can get an email looks if you think it's even wrong but you're not doing the action you know that's natural for you to see something and think about but not doing it so if you think about it wrong then we are on well. Jesus Christ himself he actually said you know you're not supposed supposed to commit adultery. But I say to you if you look at a woman with less you're committing adultery in your heart see. That's God's standard are our standards are very low but but God standards are very high k.. So if we've looked at a woman with less as far as God's concern we've committed adultery in our heart and then last question. Have you ever hated someone. We've been really angry at someone I've been angry at someone but hatred is not something I keep in my heart. I I personally think that you gotta you leave that part to God. You Know I. I'm not saying our dislike you but not to a point where I hate you eight you you know because you got some certain people you gonNA agree with or whatever but I don't really Aliki Ages in my I'll to let go you know that's good but I won't forget already happened do not. This is true so but you have been angry with someone. Jesus said you know you're not supposed to commit murder but I say to you if you've been angry with your brother you've committed murder already in your heart again. God standards are a lot higher than us. He looks at the heart. He knows. Those are our thoughts. You got murdered your heart murdering your heart. Yeah absolutely so then. You've got another thing about it so much. You know so much Ado n Norman is perfect. That's true fate we all. I think that this is something that people live and feed off the Lard. The fate that we have in him. 'cause I got faith not not because I'm not aggressively. So he's got faith and he's basically saying well as long as you have faith that's what matters and that's a common thought people. We'll say things like well as long as you believe in something and that something works for you. Then that's what matters or maybe there's a thought as long as I believe in in God in some form than God's going to be okay with me because I believe in him now what they're not realizing that if they believe in God auden some form and it's not the god of the scriptures then they're believing in an idol and idolatry is a sin so a lot of people just kind of thing. Yeah well as long as you got faith. That's what matters when in actuality you can have your faith in the wrong thing do you. Do you think that it's important. To have your faith in the right thing or the white right. One for instance. If I had my faith in a police officer that he was GonNa to help me but that police officer turned out to be corrupt mankind if I had my faith in in anything if I had my faith in this chair right here but the chair was old and broke when I sat on it my faith might might be real but it might be placed in the wrong thing. So it's it's important for us to make sure our faith is is breath so let me ask you this my friend. You've been very honest with me and I and I thank you. You've you've committed many sins just like me right. Nobody's perfect like you said said if you're creator was to judge you today if you were. How old are you joining? Three twenty three. If you happen to get hit by a car or or or somehow die beef today before I almost I almost dimes out to be very grateful absolutely but if you were to find yourself dying today and you stood before your Creator he was to judge you and he saw you as a liar and a thief and a blasphemer a murderer heart and adulterer heart do. Do you think he would see you as someone who is innocent or someone who is guilty of breaking his law. I would think you would sell me as somebody loss as what I think in my head because Dan I think I'm lost from the truth as a lot lot of people there. I always ask God for forgiveness that if today if he comes hours in around the nomination I wasn't I was lost and confused all cutting tradition You know confusion. That's going on with the Bible and in the world and not only say because you got so many hundred different uneven nation worshiping the Lord so I think I know I'm GonNa do not thing I know so okay now. This is awesome awesome. This guy just admitted that he thinks he's lost and so even though at the beginning of the conversation he saying well. Maybe it's reincarnation nation maybe God's going to judge me but he's not really going to judge me harshly now the real issue with him coming out he saying I'm lost now in a minute. We're GONNA see that. He's kind of using his loss nervous as an excuse possibly to be lost to basically say I'm lost and because I'm lost God's GonNa be okay with me because he knows I don't know everything kind of thing and I and I'm going to deal with that but but I just love the fact that this guy just admitted that he's lost. You know what my friend. That's actually a very good place to be because you're humble about it you admit that you don't know everything you admit that that you could be wrong and I think it's very important for us to understand that God is bigger than us. He knows more than us. And I really appreciate the fact that you would admit that that you call yourself lost and I think that's a great description of what you've just said so so if God was to judge you based on his law he would find you guilty right he would find you guilty of being a liar and a murderer and a thief and all these things well. I'm yeah I'M GONNA I'm GonNA disagree with you. Know I think all right if those are the truthful ways to go in heaven and yes well. Here's the thing that is. That's God's law so according to his law God will judge all sin now. I'm not now. This isn't the end of the story K.. But but if this was the only thing that got it ever done with this if got it only given his law you haven't kept the law. I haven't kept a law and because of that. No Man no woman can get to heaven simply by keeping God's law because all of us have sinned all of us fall short the glory of God in you know no absolutely barnes so yeah. This guy's definitely been to church at some point. The fact that he said he was born in sin. I mean that's Romans five nineteen for as through the one man's disobedience meaning atom the many were made sinners the Bible says we were made sinners. And it all goes back back to Adam's disobedience so this guy actually knows more than most people I talked to you in order for you to live the right way. I think you gotTa be light job due to the cause in the Bible about this job that got us The Creator took away. His cattles is why he was being sued right. Everybody was that blaspheme against a lot and was like no and then got repaid him in a lot of ways that you could never imagine so I think that that's one of these humbled you know. Absolutely it's good for us to be humble. Let me let me ask you this. Does it concern you at all that if you were to die today and stand before God any was to judge did you. You would be guilty of committing all these sins and that and that you would end up in Hell if God was to judge based on that does that concern you at all it it. It does to be honest because nobody wants to go to add but then in is of being a human being autozone fully that if I personally think that God has a hard of you know something good and pure and you can look into you in your life and seeing that you did wanted to try. But you'll be lost and mankind. Mankind unkind as ruling so much. By God's were bringing
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Right and so so we'll bring you along everywhere we go. It's called Eddie in the back pocket. Well it's I mean the issue of truth truth. I mean so many of these assertions and neither you do remember when someone says there is no truth. Or what's true for us few. This is an assertion and often. There's nothing to back and so so your job is just to kind of gently point that out now with all these things. You can be a jerk about it so so many people. Listen to crowder and Ben Shapiro and these guys. These guys are very good at doing this. But they can be Kinda mean and more importantly they're not Christians Preaching Teaching The Gospel so so these answers are kind of a starting point. And I'm not GonNa do it in a mean way I'm not gonNA mock them not gonNA laugh at them and walk away. That's it's a starting point and the starting point and I'm GonNa get into a conversation. What do you really think that everything everyone believes is right and I'm just GONNA ask a bunch of questions questions you know Isis? That's a religious group. Do you believe that what Isis believes is true because they believe it's okay to throw homosexuals off a five storey building thing. That's true for them. Are you okay with that. And so I'm just going to drill down into you know. Worst case scenarios of what their worldview is GONNA GONNA lead to write and after that conversation. I'm going to gently point out. You know it seems to me like you understand that there is a thing called truth you have your own version of it. The Bible actually says that the reason you're contradicting yourself. Because you're actually suppressing the truth and righteousness in and I'm GONNA I'm GonNa Start there and then go into the good person Tach test which I'm sure ray comfortable show us how to do that. But and I'M GONNA get into dude. Jesus statements on the truth and different things so so again. These things are scarred Romans one. They're suppressing suppressing the trick. And when we give an answer. It's going to be the and first Peter Three fifteen in gentleness so correct you're going to respect. People are going to be gracious to them but when they do say well. That's good for you and and I'm again I'm repeating the same thing again Well that's your truth or that's good for you. How do you respond? I want to take a different slant. But it's in the same general argument that Eddie's going down to ask maybe some questions back to establish I'm not a philosophist. I'm pretty much. Will the Bible Apple says that I believe God gave me that kind of simple mind in simple heart. So that's my pre presupposition here but if I say to you hey sex this is great. And you say sexist grade sex should be unrestricted right like like. Let's just go and have a great time out there your body your future your your life do what you want. Have a great time. But if you had sex with somebody else's spouse we would call that adultery right in the world has different words for it. If if you had sex with a child we would say that's child abuse if you had sex with somebody against their will we would call that rape and so even something as simple as that you can and establish that people actually believe that there is some moral value out there that we all hold to see where I'm going with this. If you steal something from somebody we naturally actually inherently know that that's wrong there is. I'm GONNA use the word. There is a truth established within us. If you kill somebody you don't have to have a law in the State Day to California in the United States of America that says this is this is an incorrect thing to do. It's written into our hearts and if we're talking about Romans one suppressing the truth Romans too goes on to talk about versus twelve and following that. There's been something that's been written into our hearts and even without the law even the guy in Africa who's never heard the gospel never seen as things still has a lot written into his heart or her heart and guess what sins against that law. Because that's what's inside of us and so establishing that and this is partly for us more so than communicate this this was somebody else but there's something to understand that that there is something written into the heart of every human being that God does exist. That's Romans one. He's made it clear and creation. We can see we know. Wow there is a god Romans too. He's written the code into our hearts and so we recognized. There is moral value or there is truth based on those things alone so anyway. I don't know that that would answer the question super well but I think it's important to have that as a backdrop for us okay. That's great one. More time Romans one. They're suppressing the truth. So how you're gonNA respond to when they say one more time just one more time. That's your truth. I'm glad you feel that way. I'm glad that works for you. Just give me the answer right now. Do it again. Same thing well. It's not the same thing I said it'd be that's the question again. That's your truth. I'm so glad you I believe that I'm I'm glad that works for you. That's the one I hear all the time that works for you. Does that mean everyone gets to make up our own truth. We're all allowed to do that. Not just you so. So so that means that Donald trump he gets to do whatever he wants and they're probably not going to like that Isis Isis gets to do whatever they you want the child molester gets to do whatever they want. Everyone gets to do their own truth. And according to your will worldview. That's okay yeah then. Usually they respond back. Within in society has morals society makes those plants so like the Society of Nazi Germany. That was okay. There you go the Taliban okay so next question I'm moving I just got uh-huh shared a scripture with someone and they say that's not true. How do you respond? That's not true. You sit back even louder..
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"As much as we don't want that that that will grow a crowd so quick and so a good opener. Preacher they will use that Kinda situation to their advantage. I am going to do my best to try to use that. Heckler to the growth crowd. I'm not going to ridicule him. I'm not going to mock him. I'M NOT GONNA do anything sinful towards him but I'm going to allow his screaming to basically act as an advertisement advertisement for people to gather around. 'cause there's something going on here so all that to say if I bring you to come along while I'm opener preaching thing. Don't interrupt even when things might seem like they're getting heated even if in your mind you're going man I could answer this guy's questions so much better than Eddie can fan right now maybe you can. There's a good chance you can't but for the dynamic of the open air preaching itself. I would just ask you. Please don't interrupt and then after it's over if if Mr Heckler is still around you're welcome to go talk to him all right if you are in opener preaching area another thing you can do you. Obviously you can observe. You are more than welcome at least with me. You're more than welcome to come along and just watch and just listen and just hang out and not open your mouth one time if you do that. That's fine you know. You're you're more than welcome to come along if you WANNA. If you WANNA pay for starbucks that's good to but you're more than welcome to come along and hang out and Observe and many times. I've had friends who've who've done on that and then they do it again and then do it again and next thing I know they're part of my team and so you're more than welcome just to come and not say anything and just watch consider it a field trip doc. You know you're welcomed to get there. I set up. You're welcome to over and and get an ice cream or get some dinner and just just bring your hamburger over and just hang Out next to the area and just watch. You're more than welcome to do that. And if something happens God forbid and a group of rabid atheists gang members show up and beat me down. Well I got you there to call an ambulance and I appreciate that so just being there. That's fine so don't feel obligated. Don't feel like you have to do something or say something. If you come to observe you doubt same with open air preaching you know you. You're welcome to come to observe. Now if you want to do more than observe you can hand out tracts you can find them at living waters dot com and you can find free what time is purple ones at Eddie Roman Dot Com October seventh two thousand nineteen blog posts. I am such such a good advertiser for myself so if a crowd does form listening to the preacher I kind of talked about this on another podcast but you just kind to stay back behind the crowd and just observe the people listening and at some point. They're going to get bored or they might start looking at their phone. And that's kind of an indicator there are about to leave. They're about to leave this preaching stuff and go on with their life. And that's the point where you can go up to him and just ask one simple question. What do you think about that guy and a lot of times they will tell you you know one of the hardest things in evangelism is how do I get into a conversation Russian? How do I bring up the supernatural? How do I go from? Here's a guy walking down the street. Here's a guy walking on the beach hanging out by the peer. How do I a start a conversation and get to talking about spiritual things in an open air preaching area with someone who's been listening to a preacher that whole requirement requirement of bringing? It up is now gone because it's already brought up. That person is already thinking about spiritual things and so go up to them and say so what do you think about that. So that is an easy way. Probably these way to get into a spiritual conversation at an open air preaching area. Now outreach happens uh-huh evangelizing goes on millions of people get saved. And so now you're done with your outreach and now we're going to drive home and so what I'm GonNa do now is. I'm I WANNA do a debriefing. I'm going to instigate this and the way I'm going to instigate it is. I'm just going to ask the person. So what did you think. And they might have a whole lot on their her mind already or they might be like me and naturally not so talk so much person kind of funny I got a podcast I'm pretty shy when it comes to. Non Evangelism stuff but you went up someone who just doesn't talk a lot and so I'm gonNA. I'm GonNa just going to ask questions you know. So did you get into any conversations while we were there and this is the most important question I ask. Did you get into conversations where you didn't know how to answer her or did you get into any conversations where the person said something in a kind of made you go It's kind of bugging you. I will do this especially when I take my boys now. I'll take my boys out of Angela with me and I'll ask them afterwards. was there anything out there that was said that you heard that Kinda was confusing or you. You don't understand and every once in a while they're gonna say something like yeah. The one guy said that Jesus wasn't God because the Bible says this is this and and and so it's GonNa be a great opportunity for me to teach boys what the truth is concerning whatever it is that cult member through and do his head and and so I do that with my boys but also with the adults that come same thing can happen. You know they might hear something. Maybe that friend of yours you brought from church. Maybe there's an an issue in their head that they've been secretly dealing with for a long time and in talking to this atheist it got brought up again and now this guy's really struggled with you. Don't no no so I'm going to do everything I can just to talk to the person I bring and just ask. What do you think you know? What did you like what was weird? What was the most embarrassing? Just whatever's going to talk to this person so I'm GonNa do debriefing and that is how I roll all right for those of you don't know I. I am an active member of Faith Bible Church in Marietta. California website is faith Dash Bible dot net. I lead the Evangelism Ministry and I love my church. I've been there for over ten years and every once in a while they actually let me teach and so I'll teach evangelism classes or are different equipping classes Politics classes things like that and lately we have been doing a Sunday night series on world view. And it's been a lot of fun on as I said at the beginning of the podcast someone will preach on a subject. Ray Comfort is actually GONNA be there at my church this coming Sunday night. And he's going to teach on probably the evangelism. Who knows but afterwards in all these different sermons after the sermon we get up there and we do a panel question and answer panel? So so what I'm going to do now is I'm GonNa play the first question and answer panel from the first sermon that Jon stead preached couple of weeks ago on relative truth my pastor Chris he's the one moderating it and he's a fun excitable guy and so what he's doing is he's kind of leading the conversation and you'll see that he is interacting with the crowd and asking them questions and getting them to talk to each other and then he's coming back to us and so it's just a fun time John Stat. He's a he's a good friend of mine. He is a very effective personal evangelist. He always has stories about going to the gym and playing basketball. Ascot ball and leading these guys to Christ on the court you know and and he's got all these relationships with all these people on the personal one to one level and it's it's very humbling when and I talked to him and just hear about how he just makes all these friends in the course of his business or in the course of his sports or just stuff his neighbors and Dan he's just constantly witnessing for Christ and John has been a big encouragement to me all the time. I've been at the church so it's been a lot of fun. And then Sean Farrell. He's the other person that's on the panel Sean. Farrell is an elder at Faith Bible Church. He also leads the College Ministry. Just a great brother I I. I love both of these guys and it was just. It was awesome to be on a panel with two guys. I respect so much so anyway. Here it is a panel on relative the truth Here they are. We have the super-duper Sean Farrell. Right here in the center. Who will be with us? Every single allnight an incredible evangelist overseas are evangelism ministry. And a guy who tackling these issues. Just pop off all the time. Let's.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Welcome to Romans road. The podcast of me Eddie. Roman this where we talk about. Evangelism and apologetic send all kinds of Kristin Scott just like I said on the intro. Ahmeti Roman this is Romans road and this podcast is part of the Christian podcast community. Yes yes I am part of a community I belong. I am somebody okay so today. I have two main things and I'm going to do I. I'M GONNA give my evangelism handle asylum orientation and also I'm going to play a Q.. And A. Session that we recently did it. My Church Faith Bible Church in Marietta California. We are going through a series dealing with different world views and the way it works is every week. Someone will preach a sermon on a particular subject and then afterwards we have panel where we do some question and answer about the subject that was just preached on Mainly on how we can apply these things to our lives and with the worldview subjects and particularly a lot of apologetic questions. Come up and so. That's what we're dealing with in the question answer session. I have the opportunity to be one of the panel members. And so what I'm GonNa do today is I'm GonNa play play the first week of QNA's and it's on the subject of truth. My friend. Jon Stead he preached the message. You can actually fine in John Steeds. Message on relative truth at Faith Dash Bible Dot net. If you want to hear the whole sermon and then I'm just going to be playing the question answer part art. I would suggest you listen to John's message. If this is a subject you're interested in and if you're going to do any kind of evangelism it needs to be a subject that you have a good grasp on truth relative truth versus absolute truth. This is something that's always gonna come up so I'd encourage you to check. Check that out and before we get into both of those. I'm GonNa give you a little Freebie here. All right. This is this is going to be better than craigslist free stuff. I'm talking about free. Evangelism the angelism stuff so there is a book out right now. A little booklet. It's called what time is purple and it is a Gospel track. It deals with the subject of relative truth versus objective truth that deals with evolution. And how a person can know what is true some different things like that. It's very good reading for for college students and teenagers and young adults and anyone who is alive in two thousand nineteen. Because you know it's something that is kind of everywhere. This is the way people think nowadays and this Gospel track. It's actually pretty big. It's more like a booklet. It deals with this. And it's something you as a Christian can give out out to friends family strangers enemies anyone you want to and the best part about is right now you can get these booklets for free. Yes it's free as in. You don't have to pay nothing so the way you can get these booklets right now. It is October seventh. Two Thousand Nineteen you go on my blog log. That's Eddie Roman Dot Com and you look for the blog entry for October seventh two thousand nineteen. I just posted it and look for the post Titled Purple Time Purple Time K. The name of the booklet is what time is herbal kind of a funny name. And it's a funny world. We live in so so it's perfect so anyway go to Eddie. Roman DOT COM. Get yourself some free booklets. And don't say I never gave you nothing. Okay so talk about an orientation so you're taking someone out to evangelize for the first time so this would be for people who are already evangelizing. It's important an that you're on the same page. First of all the illogically kind of makes sense that if your preaching the Gospel to someone and then all of a sudden your friends steps in and he starts preaching a different Gospel which is no gospel at all. That's going to be a problem. You know so you want to get those things sorted out before before you go first of all the first thing I do is I just tell them you know when I go out and I share with people. I preached the Law and the Gospel. And so so this is a concept that is four into a lot of people even people in my own church. They might not be familiar with the term. They probably have heard it preached from the pulpit. My Pastor Chris he actually preaches this way often. He'll use the ten commandments to show a person that they are sinners before a holy God and then once they understand that he will present the Gospel. So it's a very tried and true method and and basically you know simply put you you show a person why they need to save your and then you present to them the savior. Jesus Christ so I'm GonNa tell the person that's coming with me. I'M GONNA explain to him what what I'm GONNA do. I might say something like when I'm out there you're going to hear me say the same thing over and over again whether I'm talking one to one or whether I'm opener preaching you're we're going to hear me using the law to show a person their need for a savior and so you'll hear me ask questions like how many lies have you told in your life. How many times have you used God's name in vain you know? Have you ever looked at a woman with lust. And when I hear this you might think man that is so personal snow. This is so awkward and wrong. Like how dare you ask this person about their personal life. You need to understand what I'm doing is I'm taking a person through the Ten Commandments. This is something if you're familiar with the Ministry of Living Waters Ray Comfort. He's been doing this for years. And this is a very common way to go about evangelism so once I take people through the law. Then I'm going to present the Gospel. I'm going to show a person in need for savior and then I'm GonNa present them with the Savior K.. So I'm going to let the person bringing know that this is what I'm GonNa do 'cause I just want them to understand. I want them to learn this method. Because it's a very simple method and and it's a very effective way for a person to realize what the Gospel is and how it applies to them very important I went out with a guy. Vandalizing ends allies in once and we were in a downtown area and my friend walks right up to the first guy sees any says. Hey Jesus loves you and this guy looked at him and he said okay cool cool and he just kept walking and it was just kind of funny. It was just weird. You know Jesus loves you. Well yeah that that is true. Jesus loves everyone one. In a way in a sense you know he has his general love for all mankind but as far as we know the guy might have also been thinking. Yeah Jesus loves me. Buddha loves me although everybody loves me because I'm such a good person who knows what they're thinking and so if you go right to the Gospel if you go right to the good news from what I've seen in talking to people people don't understand why it matters to them. Jesus Christ died on the Cross. Okay Yeah I learned that when when I was a kid but it's meaningless to me because I'm a good person and it doesn't really matter. There's a lot of people who think that way so by taking them through the law and showing them how they've broken the law and they're guilty before a holy God even though they've never murdered anyone or they're not in prison or something in their mind. That's a really bad thing thing. They've broken God's law so I'm GONNA explain that to the person I'm taking out another thing I'm going to explain to them is. It is not weird or strange or awkward awkward for them to ease drop into my conversations with people. I don't know and this is a funny thing because I think about it. If if you and your friend we're talking and having a intimate conversation and one of your other friends who wasn't a mutual friend of the person you're talking to if they were to walk up and just start listing. I think that would be Kinda rude. That would be weird right. You would be uncomfortable. And so you take that into a street evangelism environment and it kind of feels the same way. If I'm talking to someone and we're having this you know could be intimate conversation could be very lively or who knows what what how it's GonNa go. If another another person comes over and just starts eased dropping. It kind of seems like it would be the same way. But it's not it's absolutely not it's the weirdest thing I will tell people who come with me to evangelize when you see me talking to someone feel free to come over and just stand next to me and listen like this is how you're going to learn. This is how I learned. I used to go and and just hang out with other guys who were vandalizing and I would just listen on their conversations and pick stuff up and this is the best way for you to be disciple. D- IN EVANGELISM MS simply by listening to how other people do it and it's the weirdest thing you know. I think it's kind of like this. If I am talking to someone on the street I am talking to a perfect stranger. They are talking to a stranger me and for another stranger to come over and stand next to the stranger there talking to you. It doesn't become any less personal because now they're just talking to strangers instead of one and so it's just a weird thing like you are invading on any private thing between close close intimate friends. You're basically coming in standing amongst strangers. Also it's just this weird thing so I encourage people when they come along with me to evangelize. Just come in and listen in right so another thing. I'm going to tell the people I'm bringing along to evangelize for the first time I'm going to let them know if you have any questions during during this whole time whether it be why am I doing things a certain way. Why did I just say that a certain way? You know this person just said something to me. Why didn't I I respond or whatever it is feel free to ask me? We are here so you can learn. And I'm very open to teaching you and I'll tell you right off off the bat. I am not a perfect evangelist. You'll probably get the opportunity to see me stumble over my words or mess up every once in a while Feel free to ask me about that out to go ahead just ruined my day made me realize how limited lame I am. I can't even say the word lame But anyway yeah it's it's kind of like the reason you're there is to learn and so I have no problem answering questions and just guiding you through the whole process anyway people just like to listen in and see what this whole thing is all about. A lot of people are afraid afraid. They think that if you talk to someone about Jesus they're gonNA get mad or if you talked to someone about Jesus it's GonNa immediately just be this big argument and in my experience experience. It's not like that those things do happen but they're not the norm. It doesn't happen every single time. And once in a while at my but usually if someone's GonNa get heated like like that conversations is going to end and it's going to be over and you know no fistfights begun you know. And so people have a lot of misconceptions about evangelism. So that's y I liked just to bring people along okay. So if I'm going to be open air preaching. I am going to give the people who come with me instructions attractions on what their to do. There's a whole lot that is good to know just so you are involved either involved in what's going going on or you don't mess it up and so the way you can mess it up. There's a lot of ways you could mess it up. One way is. Let's say I'm open air preaching and all of a sudden an up walks Mr Atheist. And he's got all these quotes about evolution that he's going to throw at me and then Fred is over there the evolution Shen expert from my church. And so I'm going back and forth with Mr Heckler and Fred steps over. And he decides he's GonNa take on Mr Heckler and he he basically interrupts the preaching and he starts answering the guys question. Well that is not allowed if I had a buzzer. I would ring foul the opener preacher feature they get the Heckler it is. It is an opener preacher's job it is their responsibility to deal with the heckler. 'cause what'll happen is as the opener opener. Preacher and the Heckler are getting into a conversation that is going to draw attention and nothing will grow a crowd quicker than two people debating or even even a heckler yelling at screaming at even cussing at a preacher..
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Start throwing out objections but these kind of things. I'm just going to deal deal with them as quick as I can and try to just get past them and I'm just going to keep going back to him. I'm going for his heart. I'm going for the issue. The issue is he just like myself just like every other person on this earth they are guilty before a holy God because of their sin they need a savior. That's the issue and so as as much as I enjoy getting into all these complex objections they they are actually fun for someone who studies the Bible to think about this stuff going to just try to get past it and get right back to the issue of Arthur standing before God. So here's Arthur objection. God actually created Taetan God created angels. Saint was angel and Satan willingly turned his back on. God and rebelled against him. You you you can. You can smile and laugh. But that's that's what it says. In the same way we turn our back on God when we when we turn to get some earning my back on God at all you said you were going to blaspheme him. So that's a form of turning your back on that blasphemy. Because I'm saying that God is not perfect and the sense that he created Satan will again. God is perfect. Satan rebelled from God and and so you shouldn't blame God for something that Satan did two different things. Blame shifting is something that people like to do all the time I know I do it every once in a while when I get into an argument with my wife. It's the kids fault you know but you know ultimately we're responsible for own actions before God. Now let's say that you are the image of God right. Let's say we're created in the image of God so so what that means is what that means is we have certain qualities aldis about us that are similar. To God's so for instance we have a conscience we have the ability to create so sure we have things about us that are similar to God. A being created in the image does not mean were gods so the issue of being created in the image of God. That is a very You know it's a great subject. It's it's a deep subject. There are a lot of aspects to what that means. I just kind of threw out a couple of them. Couple very surface he wants. It goes a lot deeper than what I said to Arthur but again I'm just trying aim to get back to the Gospel now. Another thing that I realized is that when a new age person or a faith movement person bring up the idea of being created in the image of God they're going to use that as justification for saying they are God. Even Mormons Mormons believe that someday they they will become a God and so I've heard them use this verse to basically justify them being a god well for made in the image of God Then you know doesn't that mean that we're going to be God someday. Well of course the answer is no and if you read the Bible in context you will clearly see for a human being being to aspire to be God. Well that's what got Satan into trouble right and so it's very important again to re things in context so anyway let's get back to Arthur and being made in the image of God. We are in the image in the image of God right now. You need to use that term in the biblical way. You can't just take a term and say well this is what I think of means would yes again. It's you can but you'll be wrong. No I will not be wrong because bibles only interpretation. What's that Bible is only interpretation station like that? Well you can. I can do whatever I watch. You are welcome to interpret it wrongly but that's just like saying the cyanide here says lifeguard had headquarters quarters. I'm an interpreter and say. It's really not the lifeguard headquarters. There is a true meaning to whatever's written in the Bible regardless of how people have wrongly interpreted it. Let's say Satan himself was created in the image of God. Now nowhere in the Bible says that he was God's most I'm not gonNa say something that that isn't true now a lot of times unbelievers skeptics will try to get you into these. What if scenarios? What if God would have have done this? What if this would have happened? And then they basically set got up to be an idiot or set the Bible up to be ridiculous based on their imaginary scenarios. So usually I don't go into imaginary scenarios and so that's why basically I'm not going to run the down this road with him in my experience when you do that kind of thing it it doesn't really get you anywhere now. Another interesting things about to happen. Arthur's friend has been sitting next to him the whole time and at the beginning of the interview I asked I always ask people for permission. I get into a lot of conversations. I only post the ones where I've gotten permission with Arthur. Here his friends been sitting next to at the beginning of the interview. I asked him for permission. He said no then he started getting so fired up listening to us. He came over he but it in and I stopped And I said well you told me a minute ago. You don't want to be in this conversation. Have you changed your mind. Do you give me permission to. And he said Yeah and I go okay go ahead so so now. He's entering into the conversation while saying it never became saying on his own got picked the heaven correct. Put Him into hell. He created hell for him telling him you are stuck here for eternity okay. So again. He's got a little bit of the Bible he's going to give his viewpoint from his worldview on what that Bible means in a little bit here we're GonNa find out that he's a he's a Buddhist and anyway so now it's two against one so I'm going to try the best again to just keep going here instead of having one person who Directing to the Gospel. Now I got to so it's it's actually a better situation. It's like it's like when two parents throw their son out when they're eighteen. Kick them out nothing to do what they could either become come better or they could get down dumps and the homeless on heroin so okay so so so real quick you said a lot I want to answer a few things. The relationship relationship between God and Satan is very different. He wasn't Satan's parent. It's very different. Shade was created as an angel. Saying that's not. That's that's incorrect. Correct K. sounds to me like you guys are trying to blame God for your blaming God for the fall of Man. Okay so let me ask you this. Do you think God God is ultimately responsible for Adam and eve turning back their back on God and rebelling against them by. You're not by Malla I'm asking you. I'm seeing it from your perspective and as I'm answering right now yes by your logic the way you explained everything through your contradictions. Yes when when you say you're contradictions. What does that even mean? Do you take his point of view. That truth is ultimately depended on what we believe and we create our own truth truth because you just told me. I contradicted something. In order to have a contradiction. There needs to be this thing called truth right. So how do you get truth without the god of the Bible like how. How do you determine what truth as my own free will determine what is right and what is wrong so there you have it? How does a relativist determine truth by themselves? I look around the world as a relativists I determine what is good what is bad what is true. What is false? And and it's all based on me and it's interesting because you'll hear a relativist say things like well. Everyone gets to determine their own truth but the minute a Christian brings forth whatever truth out of the Bible the same relativist who is said everyone gets to determine their own truth they will save that Christian. You are wrong even in this conversation. You got two guys who are telling me in one way or another. You're wrong you're wrong and I don't know if it's that they don't see that or they're are so blinded by their own sin that they miss it or as Romans Chapter One says they're just suppressing the truth so they miss it but it's always interesting to me how a relativist will tell me. We can believe whatever I want to believe and then in that same breath they'll tell me. Don't tell me what to believe. Leave well if I'm telling.
"romans" Discussed on Romans Road
"Everything's fine. It's not fine and by giving the John Eight reference about being a slave to sin. That's what I'm trying to do and that's it I care about you because one thing one thing is this okay all right so the reason I laughed there was he crossed his arms arms and he just made this motion with his head. Like I'm listening now and that was just funny to me. He just made me laugh. And so you know so often people here conversations like this and they just think that you should have said this or you should have said that and I'll tell you what you know when you're out on the street and someone is is talking with you and you could see he's talking fast and he's got a whole lot on his mind and at the same time I'm just seeing that he's like not really wanted to stick around there too you too long. He's he's kind of you know acting like he's about to leave and stuff so my goal isn't to win an argument at all. I just WanNa Molina something. I just WanNa get them thinking about some. I go to the same place every week and I see the same people from time to time and there have been times when I'll I'll talk to someone and then a couple of months or even a year ago by and then I'll see him again getting another conversation with them. So you know. My goal here isn't to force this guy to listen to me and then agree with everything I say you know. That's that's not what I'm looking for at all. I just wanted to here the truth. That's it those who practice sin those who live a life of getting drunk smoking pot living there party life even though it might feel good to you that is a sin before a holy God. It's a hard thing to do sometimes to to be straightforward with with someone especially someone you don't really know but at the same time I care about him enough to warn him and I wanNa tell them the truth you know. I am not speaking down to him. Hopefully my voice is not coming off as being angry angry or mean or anything like that. I just want this guy to know the truth now. Like so many Californians Americans and possibly people who got went to church when they were a kid. Did he knows a little bit of scripture and he's GonNa use it on me right now so sixteen. What does it say if you believe in God you're safer that does not what it says? Shirt sure sure it says for God gave His only begotten Son to over believes and will not perish. Yes well let me tell you why if he believes in him. The belief is is your life just because someone knows John Three sixteen or you can say that they believe in Jesus and maybe even he believes that he does at the same time looking back at. I Corinthians six nine and ten dot versus basically saying. Don't be deceived. WBT If you're practicing these things whether it's getting drunk or or continually having sex outside of marriage you know or any number of sins if this is your lifestyle this is what you're doing all the time and it goes against everything. The God says that's a pretty good indication that you're not a Christian that you're actually deceived. My hope is that his conscience is actually working and that he actually understands that his life is not lined up with God. Okay he's not right with God every human is different. That's right whatever they believe. They're who they are. Yeah Matt if you're on the street homeless. Yeah but even doc beer. Yeah you save your safe no us. Yeah you believe in God and you know you have nothing but the Bible says and you know what if you had nothing. Yeah are you going to go also still drugs. Nobody's here but you got yourself. You've got nothing for yourself. Yeah the cost. The law is all you okay. Because I've been there done that and I'm going to keep leave you and that's life. I believe he goes goes down as I was going to keep going down. Everybody's on the street state street don't live life on the cost. The law keep going do your thing and I'm going. Hey good to meet you my it to meet you break my back to that bill priest all right so that's the point of view. It's wrong according to God so again the way a person gets from Earth to heaven is through the Cross of Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the Cross. He physically died. He was dead he rose three days later and the promise of the Bible. Is this if you turned from your sin and put your faith in Jesus. Christ you'll be saved from the punishment you deserve. Search all right. So he's out but he's not leaving without just laying down his version of what he thinks is right. And so he makes a Pronouncements towards the police and all this other stuff and you know I I I make sure I try to make sure to shake a person's hand as they're leaving I would love to talk to him again. Hopefully I'll get that opportunity. Hopefully he won't be next time. I run into him. I did make sure just to let them know that you know no. He's wrong as he's leaving there and another thing that you can't really talk from the audio recording here is during the course of our conversation while the crowd around is actually growing. Now there's a lot more people standing around a definitely did cause some of the people who were passing by to stop and listen and so I'm GonNa take advantage of that. I'M GONNA turn to the crowd and just finish off my message. And so that's that's what I did in. After the message was ended ended there was a few guys standing around I went up and just talk to them and ended up getting in some really good conversations so another evangelism venture out there and if anything I just want to leave you with this. Don't be afraid to tell someone that they're wrong to tell someone that what they're doing is wrong. And my prayer is that he will just come to his senses and repent that he would turn from sin and put his faith in the Lord. Jesus Christ price. Thanks for listening to Romans Road. If you WANNA learn how to evangelize check out my book. Search and rescue available at any Roman dot com. I'm a website. You'll also find videos and other things to encourage you to preach the Gospel to your friends and family. That's Eddie Roman DOT COM. See you next time.