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Bring It On-Line: Accepting Christ

Does our eternal destination depend on whether we trust in Jesus, or is it just based on accepting Him as Savior? Is saying the sinner's prayer the evidence of trusting in God? Where did the Gentiles come from? Do I have to get baptized again ... Read Transcript


Wendy: WE'VE GOT SOME

GREAT E-MAILS QUESTIONS FOR

YOU TODAY.

THIS VIEWER WRITES, "DOES

OUR ETERNAL DESTINATION

DEPEND ON IF WE TRUST JESUS

OR IS IT BASED ON ACCEPTING

HIM AS SAVIOR.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS A

COMBINATION OF THE TWO, BUT

I NEVER REALLY CAME TO A

CONCLUSION.

IS SAYING THE SINNER'S PRAY

THE EVIDENCE OF TRUSTING IN

GOD?"

Pat: THERE IS A STORY

I'LL TELL ABOUT A MAN WHO

WAS GOING TO GO OVER NIAGARA[ @&C @&Cú

FALLS ON A BARREL.

Wendy: OKAY.

Pat: AND THERE WAS A

GUY ON THE BANK SAYING,

WELL, ANYBODY CAN DO THAT.

YOU JUST GO INSIDE THE

BARREL AND ROLL OVER AND

COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE

AND YOU'LL BE FINE.

AND THE MAN SAID, DO YOU

BELIEVE YOU COULD DO THAT?

AND HE SAID, YEAH.

AND HE SAID, OKAY, YOU GET

IN THE BARREL.

AND THE ANSWER WAS, NO, HE

DIDN'T WANT TO.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET IN THE

BARREL.

YOU'VE GOT TO LET -- YOU'VE

GOT TO TRUST YOUR LIFE TO

JESUS.

IT ISN'T ENOUGH TO SAY WITH

YOUR MOUTH I BELIEVE IN

JESUS.

THE DEVIL BELIEVES IN GOD,

AND HE TREMBLES.

IT ISN'T ENOUGH.

YOU'VE GOT TO COMMIT YOUR

LIFE TO JESUS.

THEN AS YOU WALK IN THE

LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE

LIGHT, YOU HAVE FELLOWSHIP

WITH ONE ANOTHER AND HE

CONTINUALLY CLEANSES US FROM

ALL SIN.

SO0I, IS A WALKING

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.

AND THAT RELATIONSHIP TAKES

YOU ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN.

THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.

Wendy: GET IN THE

BARREL.

Pat: GET IN THE

BARREL.

Wendy: GET IN THE

BARREL WITH JESUS.

SHEILA WRITES, "WHEN DO YOU

KNOW YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE

ANSWERED.

I'VE HAD ANSWERS, AND I'VE

ALSO PRAYED AND THERE WAS A

NO.

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BRING

ABOUT THE RESULT I'M

EXPECTING AT ALL TIMES.

IS THIS WHEN WE'RE SUPPOSED

TO ACCEPT THAT GOD KNOWS

BEST?

JESUS SAID IF WE HAVE THE

FAITH THE SIZE OF A MUSTARD

SEED WE CAN MOVE

MOUNTAINS."

Pat: IF WE HAVE A

MUSTARD SEED OF GOD'S FAITH

WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS.

GOD IM PART IMPARTS THE

FAITH.

ALL OF A SUDDEN, BANG, IT

COMES, AND YOU'RE SPEAKING

FOR THE LORD.

NOT EVERY PRAYER GETS

ANSWERED, AND SOMETIMES GOD

SAYS NO.

HE SAYS NO TO PEOPLE.

JESUS WAS CONFRONTED WITH

SOMEBODY WHO SAID, CAN I GO

WITH YOU?

AND JESUS SAID, NO, YOU STAY

HERE AND YOU'RE GOING TO

TELL YOUR PEOPLE WHAT JUST

HAPPENED TO YOU.

YOU WANT TO GO(WHTH ME, BUT

I WANT YOU TO GO THERE.

APOSTLE PAUL TRIED TO GO,

AND HE SAID, NO, YOU'RE

GOING TO GO ACROSS INTO

EUROPE.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING

GOD HAS GOT THAT IS BETTER.

THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO BE

SUBMISSIVE TO HIS WILL.

SO YOU'RE PRAYING.

AND THE BIGGEST THING IS,

GOD, WHERE DO YOU WANT ME TO

BE?

MAKE ME PART OF YOUR PLANS.

SHOW ME YOUR WILL.

AS YOU MOVE IN Ji& WILL,

YOU'LL SEE MIRACLES TAKE

PLACE.

JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO

PRAY, OH, GOD, I WANT A

MILLION DOLLARS -- WELL, BIG

DEAL.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET A

MILLION UNLESS YOU NEED A

MILLION, UNLESS HE THINKS IT

IS GOOD FOR YOU.

YOU WIN THE LOTTERY, AND IT

RUINS MANY PEOPLE.

Wendy: THIS VIEWER

WRITES, "JEREMIAH 1: 5,

BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE

BELLY, I KNEW YOU, AND I

ORDAINED THEE A PROPHET TO

NATIONS.

DOES THIS MEAN WE HAVE SOME

TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD BEFORE WE ARE BORN?

OR DOES IT JUST MEAN GOD

KNEW ABOUT US BEFORE OUR

BIRTH?"

Pat: GOD WAS SPEAK TOG

A PROPHET, JEREMIAH, AND HE

SAID, BEFORE YOU WERE BORN,

I KNEW YOU IN TH -- BEFORE

I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I

KNEW YOU.

THAT MEANS PRE-EXISTENCE.

DOES HE KNOW YOU?

YES.

DOES HE KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE,

THAT A YOUNG MAN AND A YOUNG

WOMAN HAVE WITHIN THEM THE

SEEDS OF CREATING

EXTRAORDINARY LIFE?

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT THAT

WILL DO WHEN THEY UNITE

TOGETHER AS HUSBAND AND WIFE

AND THEN CHILDREN ARE DO.

HE KNOWS THE DESTINY BECAUSE

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING.

SO THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS, HE

KNOWS EVERYTHING.

AND, YES, HE IS INVOLVED IN

ALL OF US.

THERE IS NO QUESTION.

Wendy: GOOD ANSWER.

JOHN WRITES, "WHERE DID THE

GENTILES COME FROM?"g

WELL, THE

GENTILES -- THE WORD

"GENTILE" ISN'T IN HEBREW.

IT WOULD BE THE NATIONS, AND

THE GOYIM WOULD BE THE

HEBREW.

THE GOYER IS EVERYBODY WHO

IS NOT A JEW.

THAT'S EVERYBODY IN THE

WORLD.

AND OFTEN TRANSLATED AS THE

HEATHAN.

IT IS THOSE NOT UNDER THE

COVENANT.

WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?

THAT'S EVERYBODY ELSE.

Wendy: INTERESTING.

ANN WRITES, "IS A SIN TO

SELL THE PRODUCT PLAN "B"?

I RECENTLY STARTED WORKING

IN A STORE THAT SELLS IT AND

I SOMETIMES CASHIER.

DO YOU THINK PLAN "B" IS

LINKED WITH ABORTION?"

Pat: IT IS AND IT

ISN'T.

THEY SAY IT WILL PREVENT

FERTILIZATION OF THE SPERM

AND THE EGG, THEREFORE IT

DOESN'T ABORT A CHILD.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, A DAY

AFTER, IF TAKEN, IT WILL

CAUSE SPONTANEOUS ABORTION.

SO THAT THE WOMAN REJECTS

THE FERTILIZED EGG.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT TALKS ABOUT PLAN

"B" BECAUSE IT WASN'T AROUND

WHEN THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN.

WHAT DOES YOUR CONSCIOUS

TELL YOU?

Wendy: JONATHAN WRITES,

"I WAS BAPTIZED A FEW YEARS

AGO, BUT THEN I STARTED

REBELLING FROM GOD AND I

SINNED TERRIBLY.

SINCE THEN, I ASKED GOD FOR

FORGIVENESS.

WILL HE FORGIVE ME?

I ALSO WANT TO RECEIVE THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

DOES IT MEAN I HAVE TO GET

BAPTIZED AGAIN IN ORDER TO

RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT?"

Pat: THERE ARE SEVERAL

THINGS YOU ASKED, BUT THE

BIGGEST THING IS, IT HAS TO

DO WITH GOD'S FORGIVENESS.

LISTEN, GOD IS SO GRACIOUS.

HE IS NOT THAT HARD,

MEAN-SPIRITED JUDGE THAT A

LOT OF PEOPLE MAKE HIM OUT

TO BE.

HE IS A LOVING, TENDER

FATHER.

AND HIS YEARNING HEART IS TO

HAVE SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO

WILL OBEY HIM, WHO WILL

BELIEVE IN HIM, AND WHO WILL

FLOW ALONG WITH HIS POWER.

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO IS

CLEANSE YOU FROM A GUILTY

CONSCIENCE SO YOU MIGHT

SERVE THE LIVING GOD.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

HE'LL FORGIVE YOUR SINS AND

YOUR BMQSPHEMY IF YOU JUST

SURRENDER TO HIM AND NOT

HOLD ON TO THEM.

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