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Bring It On-Line: Faith without works is dead

I had premarital sex with different partners whom I dated between the ages of seventeen and nineteen. When I turned twenty, I decided I wanted to keep myself pure and celibate until I get married. But if I get married, how can I bear to live ... ... Read Transcript


TERRY: WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU, YOU SUBMITTED QUESTIONS TO

OUR BRING IT ON SEGMENT ONLINE.

WE WANT TO ANSWER THOSE.

JOANNE SAYS: WHY DO WE SAY GOD

BLESS YOU WHEN SOMEONE SNEEZES,

IS IT TRUE OUR SOUL ESCAPES AND

GOD BLESS SHOVES IT BACK IN

[LAUGHTER]?

PAT: IT IS A MEDIEVAL

SUPERSTITION.

THE SOUL OR SPIRIT LEFT WHEN YOU

SNEEZED.

THAT YOU MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO

DEMONIC ATTACK IN THAT EMPTY

SPACE.

TERRY: REALLY?

THAT IS THE ORIGIN.

PAT: TOTALLY SUPERSTITIOUS.

YOU GO ALONG WITH IT.

TERRY: THIS IS DAILY, I HAD

PREMARITAL SEX 17-19.

WHEN I TURNED 20 I DECIDED I

WANTED TO KEEP MYSELF PURE AND

CELIBATE.

HOW DO I KNOW GOD HAS FORGIVEN

ME AND THEN I AM FREE.

PAT: LOOK, THE BIBLE SAYS ALL

SINS AND BLASPHEMIES ARE

FORGIVEN UNDER MAN.

CONFESS OUR SINS AND FAITHFUL

AND JUST TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL

UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

LOOK, THIS WHOLE THING, I REALLY

BELIEVE THE THING TO DO IS SAY

TO HUSBAND OR WIFE, BEFORE I GET

MARRIED, I LIVED A WILDLIFE.

FROM NOW ON I BELONG TO YOU AND

WE ARE GOING TO LIVE A LIFE

TOGETHER.

DON'T HAVE A BIG CONFESSION

TIME.

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CHAR LEE,

JAMES, JOHN, DON'T DO IT.

YOU CAN SAY LISTEN.

I LIVED FOR THE DEVIL BEFORE WE

WERE MARRIED AND PROMISE CUOUS,

AND START PRAISING GOD.

BIBLE SAYS HE WANTS YOU CLEANSED

FROM DEAD WORKS TO SERVE THE

LIVING GOD.

HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR

SERVICE NOT BEATING YOU UP FROM

THE PAST.

TERRY: IT SAYS HE REMEMBERS

YOUR SIN NO MORE.

[LAUGHTER].

PAT: THIS IDEA OF COMING INTO

MARRIAGE, I WANT TO TELL YOU ALL

THE STUFF I DID, NO WAY!

SAY WE ALL DID IT.

I AM SINGLE AND THIS IS THE WAY

I LIVED, ENOUGH GOOD-BYE.

TERRY: AGNUS: THERE ARE

TIMES I READ THE BIBLE, HOW CAN

I STUDY THE BIBLE TO HELP ME GET

CLOSER TO GOD.

PAT: START WITH GOSPEL OF

JOHN.

IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND, READ

ACTS AND LETTERS OF E PISTOLSES.

GO TO GENESIS.

READ A CHAPTER, DON'T JUST TAKE

IT VERSE BY VERSE, COUPLE OF

CHAPTERS, BEGIN TO GET THE SENSE

OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, WHAT IT

IS ABOUT, WHO IT IS ADDRESSED TO

AND ASK GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU,

LORD, BRING SOMETHING FROM THIS

THAT WILL TOUCH MY HEART.

SOMETHING.

YOU KNOW, LIKE TODAY I WAS

READING IN 81ST PSALM, VERSE IN

THERE YOU LAY HOLD OF.

THIS IS MY VERSE FOR TODAY.

THAT IS THE WAY TO DO IT.

TERRY: JOHN SAID I HEARD IT

TAUGHT THOSE THAT NEVER HEARD

THE GOSPEL WILL GO TO HEAVEN,

DOESN'T THAT MEAN BY SHARING THE

GOOD NEWS OF JESUS WE CONDEMN

THEM IF THEY DON'T ACCEPT THEM.

THAT DOESN'T SOUND VERY LOVING.

PAT: JOHN, YOU ARE CONFUSED.

YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT WRONG

THINGS.

ALL HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT

OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

NOBODY THAT HASN'T VIOLATED WHAT

HIS OWN CONSCIOUS HAS SHOWN HIM.

IT IS LIKE THE MAN WHO USED

CREATE IDOLS AND LOOKED AT THAT

IDOL AND SAID PEOPLE ARE

WORSHIPPING THAT IDOL.

MY HAND MADE THAT IDOL.

INNATE UNDERSTANDING, HEAVENS

DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD.

THERE IS INNATE UNDERSTANDING OF

GOD AND ALL HAVE SINNED, EVERY

ONE OF US HAVE VIOLATED, THOSE

THAT COME TO JESUS CHRIST ARE

SHOWN MERCY AND THOSE THAT DON'T

ACCOUNT FOR WHAT THEY DID IN

RELATION TO WHAT THEY KNOW.

SO KNOW IF YOU PREACHED THE

GOSPEL YOU WILL NOT CONDEMN

PEOPLE.

THAT IS A FALSE PREMISE.

TERRY: WHAT DOES THE BIBLE

MEAN WHEN IT SAYS FAITH WITHOUT

WORKS IS DEAD?

PAT: THAT IS JAMES.

MARTIN LUTHER CALLED IT -- HE

DIDN'T LIKE JAMES.

HE BELIEVED IN JUSTIFICATION BY

FAITH.

YOU SAY YOU HAVE FAITH I'LL SHOW

YOU MY FAITH BY WHAT I DO.

IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU REALLY

HAVE FAITH IN GOD THERE WILL BE

AN OUT WORKING OF THAT FAITH.

THAT IS WHAT JAMES IS TRYING TO

GET ACROSS TO US.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE LOVE, IF YOU

DON'T HAVE COMPASSION, YOU DON'T

LOOK AFTER THE POOR, HOW CAN YOU

SAY YOU HAVE FAITH?

TERRY: THAT IS A TRANSFORMED

LIFE.

PAT: ABSOLUTELY.

THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS, YOUR

FAITH IS DEAD UNLESS THERE IS

SOMETHING WORKING ON IT.

MARTIN LUTHER WAS CONCERNED

ABOUT SALVATION BY GRACE, HE

DIDN'T LIKE JAMES AT ALL.

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