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Bring It On: Consequences of Sin

Why do you promote and celebrate Christmas when it has nothing to do with Jesus? Christmas is based on Nordic pagan gods and rituals. If God forgives us of all our sins when we repent and He says He will remember no more, why do we still have ... Read Transcript


FIRST E-MAIL QUESTION HAS TO

DO WITH THAT.

THIS IS JOEL, JOEL'S

QUESTION IS: "WHY DO YOU

PROMOTE AND CELEBRATE

CHRISTMAS WHEN IT HAS

NOTHING TO DO WITH JESUS?

CHRISTMAS IS BASED ON NORT

DI NORDIC PAGAN GODS".

Gordon: JOEL, YOU'RE

MISINFORMED.

CHRISTMAS HAS NOTHING TO DO

WITH THE NORDIC GODS.

THE VERY NAME, CHRIST, WHERE

CHRISTIANS WOULD GATHER

TOGETHER ON THE 25th AND

CELEBRATE THE MASS OF

CHRIST.

AND CELEBRATE THE ADVENT,

THAT THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD

WAS BORN THIS DAY IN THE

CITY OF BETHLEHEM.

THAT'S THE ORIGIN OF IT.

YOU CAN CRIPPLE ABOUT WAS IT

REALLY DECEMBER 25th?

YOU CAN QUIBBLE ABOUT THE

DATES.

YOU CAN QUIBBLE ABOUT

CERTAIN THINGS ASSOCIATED

WITH IT.

YOU CAN CERTAINLYPOINT

CERTAINLY POINT A FINGER AT

ALL OF THE MATERIALLISM, AND

HOW IT IS MORE NOW OF

SHOPPING.

BUT AT ITS CORE, IT IS A

CELEBRATION OF CHRIST.

SO KEEP THAT IN MIND.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

RESTORE THAT TRADITION TO

SAY TODAY WE'RE GOING TO

CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JESUS

AND SING CAROLS, SING HYMNS,

SING CELEBRATION, SONGS OF

JOY AND CELEBRATION, THAT

THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD WAS

BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF

DAVID.

Terry: DEBBIE SAYS, "IF

GOD FORGIVES US OF ALL OF

OUR SINS AND HE WILL

REMEMBER NO MORE, WHY DO WE

STILL HAVE COR CONSEQUENCES

WHEN JESUS TOOK OUR SINS ON

THE CROSS.

HOW LONG WILL WE HAVE TO PAY

FOR OUR SINS?"

Gordon: YOU NEED TO

BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THE

CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR SIN

WERE WIPED OUT ON THE

CROSS.

HE BECAME THE CURSE FOR OUR

SINS.

IF HE BECAME THE CURSE, WE

ARE NO LONGER UNDER THE

CURSE.

THE APOSTLE PAUL IS VERY

SPECIFIC, WE DON'T HAVE THE

CURSE OF THE LAW ANYMORE.

WE DON'T HAVE THE PENALTY OF

THE LAW.

SO START BELIEVING THAT.

IF YOU'RE ASKING, WHY DO I

HAVE SOME DISEASE BASED ON A

BAD HABIT I HAD BEFORE,

WELL, THAT'S JUST MORE THE

NATURAL CAUSE AND EFFECT.

YOU CAN BE HEALED OF THAT

DISEASE, AND SO BELIEVE

THAT.

IF THERE ARE CERTAIN

TROUBLES GOING ON IN YOUR

LIFE, BE ASSURED OF THE

PROMISE OF JESUS.

IN THIS WORLD YOU WILL HAVE

TROUBLE.

BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER, FOR I

HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.

I THINK IT IS JUST A CHANGE

IN YOUR PERCEPTION AS TO

WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR

LIFE.

AND I NEED A LITTLE MORE

SPECIFICS OF WHAT

SPECIFICALLY IS HAPPENING TO

YOU?

WHAT KIND OF CONSEQUENCE DO

YOU WANT TO BE CARRIED

AWAY?

AND REALIZE THAT JESUS

PROMISED THAT WE'D HAVE

TROUBLE.

HE PROMISED THAT WE WOULD

HAVE PERSECUTION, BUT BE OF

GOOD CHEER.

HE HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD.

AND ONE DAY WE'RE GOING TO

BE IN PARADISE WITH HIM, AND

THAT IS THE ULTIMATE

CONSEQUENCE OF SIN, THAT HAS

BEEN ETERNALLY TAKEN AWAY.

Terry: THIS IS JULIA,

THIS IS A REALLY SERIOUS

SITUATION, SHE SAYS, "MY

SON-IN-LAW BURNED DOWN MY

HOUSE IN AN TIEMP ATTEMPT

TO KILL ME, MY DAUGHTER &

HIS 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

HE IS AWAITING THE CHARGES

OF ARSON AND ATTEMPTED

MURDER.

HE IS VIOLENT AND

CONTROLLING, AND THE

4-YEAR-OLD SUFFERS FROM

NIGHT TERRORS.

MY DAUGHTER IS FRIGHTENED OF

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF HE GETS

OUT?"

Gordon: I THINK A LOT

OF US WOULD BE FRIGHTENED.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT HAPPEN

WITHIN THE KINGDOM OF GOD,

AND THEN THERE ARE THINGS

THAT HAPPEN WITHIN THE STATE

LAWS THAT YOU'RE UNDER.

AND IF YOU VIOLATE THE STATE

LAWS THAT YOU'RE UNDER,

THERE IS A SYSTEM OF JUSTICE

IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE THAT

YOU UNDERSTAND THERE IS A

PENALTY FOR DOING THAT.

AND THAT WE ENFORCE THAT

PENALTY.

AND PARTICULARILY IF YOU'RE

PRONE TO THIS KIND OF

BEHAVIOR, IT IS IN THE

BENEFIT OF ALL PEOPLE IN

THIS SOCIETY THAT PERHAPS

YOU BE REMOVED FROM

SOCIETY.

SO I'M PROUD OF YOU FOR

FORGIVING.

AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE

YOU FOR THAT.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE

VERY DIFFICULT TIME

FORGIVING SOMEBODY FOR DOING

THIS KIND OF HORRIFIC ACT.

IN TERMS OF PARTICIPATING

WITH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, YOU

HAVE TO OBEY THE LAWS

YOURSELF.

AND PART OF THAT IS DON'T,

YOU KNOW, COVER UP CRIME.

SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

PARTICIPATE WITH LAW

ENFORCEMENT, PARTICIPATE

WITH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

TELL THE TRUTH.

YOU HAVE TO DO THAT.

SO, THAT'S THE ANSWER TO

IT.

I WOULDN'T BE CONFLICTED

ABOUT IT.

AND UNDERSTAND THAT PERHAPS

IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM YOUR

SON-IN-LAW WOULD BE ABLE TO

FIND PLACE WHERE HE IS AT

PEACE, AND THAT JESUS CAN

COME AND CHANGE HIS HEART.

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