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Bring It On: God's Acceptence

I am confused, is a crucifix considered an idol? What can I do to be assured that God does love me and accepts me? I want to help people like you do but I’m only one person and I’m only twenty-years-old. How can someone like me make a big ... Read Transcript


Kristi: THE COUNTDOWN

IS ON.

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH

CARLA WHO WRITES THIS, "MY

HUSBAND AND I HAVE A

QUESTION REGARDING IDOLS.

HE IS CONCERNED THAT EVEN

HAVE A CRUCIFIX COULD BE A

SIN.

I FEEL THAT YOU NEED TO

WORSHIP THE CRUCIFIX FOR IT

TO BE A SIN.

WE AREN'T SURE WHICH IS

RIGHT."

WHAT DO YOU THINK, PAT?

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

DON'T BE RIGHTEOUS OVER

MUCH.

I THINK YOU CAN GET CARRIED

AWAY WITH SUCH.

I DON'T THINK A CRUCIFIX IS

AN IDOL.

AN IDOL IS A REPRESENTATION

OF SOME BIRD, SNAKE, ANIMAL,

PERSON THAT YOU INVEST WITH

SUPERNATURAL POWERS, AND YOU

FALL DOWN AND ASK IT TO DO

STUFF.

I THINK STATUES OF SAINTS

FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY,

FRANKLY.

I THINK IDOL WORSHIP IS WHAT

IT SAYS.

YOU CAN MAKE AN IDOL OF

ANYTHING BY THE WAY.

YOU CAN WORSHIP SOMETHING

THAT IS NOT GOD.

GOD WANTS OUR WORSHIP.

HE DOESN'T WANT US

WORSHIPPING THE SUN OR THE

MOON OR ANGELIC HOSTS.

IT'S WORSHIP.

I THINK HAVING A CROSS IN

YOUR HOUSE, GOOD GRIEF, THAT

IS NOT IDOLATRY, BUT DON'T

GET CARRIED AWAY.

IF IT BECOMES LEGALISM, IT

WILL BIND YOU UP.

Kristi: READY FOR THE

NEXT ONE?

"I'M 15 YEARS OLD, AND I'VE

KNOWN ABOUT THE BIBLE AND

GOD SINCE I WAS VERY

LITTLE.

RECENTLY I WANTED TO RENEW

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD BY

READING THE BIBLE AND I'VE

TRIED FASTERING.

I REALLY WANT AN INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, BUT I

DON'T FEEL LIKE I HAVE THAT

REASSURANCE YET.

WHAT CAN I DO TO KNOW HE

LOVES ME AND ACCEPTS ME?"

Pat: READ 1 JOHN.

GOD IS LOVE.

THIS IS HOW HE SHOWS HIS

LOVE TO US.

GOD LOVES YOU MORE THAN

YOU'LL EVER KNOW.

OF COURSE HE ACCEPTS YOU.

BUT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS

TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM.

AND IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN

YOUR HEART, IF YOU'RE MAD

WITH SOMEBODY, IF YOU HAVE

RESENTMENT IN YOUR

HEART, IF

THERE IS SOME SIN YOU

COMMITTED, CONFESS ALL OF

THAT TO HIM.

AND THEN MAKE SURE THAT YOU

HAVE INVITED JESUS TO COME

INTO YOUR HEART, AND HE IS

LIVING INSIDE OF YOU.

AND THEN THE HOLY SPIRIT

WILL BEAR WITNESS WITH YOUR

SPIRIT, THAT YOU'RE A CHILD

OF GOD.

HE WILL WITNESS TO YOU THAT

YOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD, AND

HE'LL TELL YOU THAT.

SO THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

BUT READ 1 JOHN.

Kristi: AND YOU'VE GOT

TO BELIEVE HIM.

THIS IS FROM CORINA, WHO

SAYS, "I HAVE WATCHED YOU

GUYS ALMOST EVERY MORNING.

I SEE ALL OF THE WONDERFUL

THINGS YOU DO AND IT

INSPIRES ME.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE LIKE

YOU DO, BUT I'M ONLY ONE

PERSON.

I'M ONLY 20 YEARS OLD.

HOW CAN SOMEONE LIKE ME MAKE

A BIG IMPACT ON THE NEEDS OF

THIS WORLD?"

Pat: THE FIRST THING

YOU CAN DO IS PRAY.

YOU CAN GIRDLE THE GLOBE

WITH YOUR PRAYERS.

YOU CAN TALK TO GOD, AND GOD

WILL HEAR AND ANSWER.

HE IS LOOKING LIKE YOU TO

PRAY.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, BE A

LIGHT, BE A WITNESS.

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE,

LORD, LET IT SHINE.

YOU BE A LIGHT WHERE YOU

ARE, AND THEN THERE WILL BE

OTHER LIGHTS.

LIVE YOU'RE LIFE TO THE

GLORY OF GOD.

IF GOD HAS SOME SPECIFIC

WORK FOR YOU TO DO, HE'LL

SHOW YOU THAT.

Kristi: I WAS THINKING

ABOUT THAT, WHERE PEOPLE SAY

I WANT TO TOUCH THE NATION

FOR THE LORD.

BUT ARE YOU TOUCHING THE

PERSON NEXT DOOR TO YOU.

Pat: AND I MIGHT ADD

WE'RE TOUCHING THE NATION.

YOU'RE PARTICIPATION

FINANCIALLY, AND IN PRAYER

FOR US, AND "THE 700 CLUB"

AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS,

ALTHOUGH YOU CAN'T, MAYBE,

GO TO ALL OF THESE

COUNTRIES, WE CAN.

AND TOGETHER MIRACLES CAN

TAKE PLACE.

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