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Bring It On-Line: - June 23, 2017


Well, it's time for Bring It On,

so we've got some email questions from you.

Well, let's start with this viewer, who asks,

I know and believe in my heart that Christ

is the only way to God, yet I've read in the Bible

that God enables us to come to Christ.

So what does that mean?

How do I know that God enabled me to come to Christ?

Well, if you're in Christ, you know that God enabled you.

And that's one simple answer.

Don't make these things complicated.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

He is the giver of Christ.

He is the one who gave us the Savior,

and that is what He did to enable us.

There is also something else that both the Holy Spirit

and God the Father will do.

He will draw us to Christ, and the Holy Spirit

will, specifically, witness of Christ.

So the whole Trinity is involved in your salvation.

And realize you have been chosen by God.

He wants you to be with Him for all eternity.

It's a wonderful thing.

You've been elected.

He's pointed you out in all the universe to say you're the one.

I came just for you.

And when you get that idea fully through you,

it's absolutely transformative.

He leaves the 99 to go after the one.

And when you get that deep in your heart--

you are fully in his family--

He came searching for you--

it will definitely change you.

And you no longer think that you're unworthy.

You no longer think that you're not good enough.

You just walk through life confident.

I've been chosen by God for the tasks that he has for me.

OK, this is Ann, who says, I heard this question posed--

if a believer commits adultery and dies

before he has a chance to repent,

will that person go to heaven?

I tend to believe that if a person dies, in a sense,

he won't make it into heaven.

Am I right or wrong?

Well, I really don't like these hypotheticals

and the hypotheticals of, particularly,

who's going to heaven and who's going to hell.

I think it's an absolute mistake to start

pretending that we're God.

I love that I'm not God.

And He's got some really hard decisions,

and I'm going to leave those hard decisions to Him.

In the meantime, I'm going to preach the good news

that, if you are in adultery, there's a way out for you.

And you can be forgiven, and you can be restored,

and the joy of your salvation can come back to you.

You can have all of these things.

You have to leave sin.

You can't stay in sin.

I do understand the words of the apostle Paul--

don't be fooled.

Don't be deceived.

Anyone committing, continuing in sexual immorality--

I understand those rules.

But I am not your judge, and I don't ever

want to be in that position.

It's not my position.

Leave that to God, and leave those hypotheticals to God.

Preach the gospel.

Preach the good news.

OK, this is Joyce, Gordon, who says,

I was always raised to forgive and forget.

Nine years ago, my son's father took him

and never brought him home.

I've contacted the police, but they've been no help.

I miss my son every day and have not given up faith

that one day I'll find him, but I

am worried that I'll never forgive

his father for stealing my son.

Could you tell me what I should do?

Joyce, my heart really goes out to you.

I just can't imagine that.

That is absolutely horrible, and I

don't understand you being deprived of your child.

That's a tough one.

How do you forgive in that kind of situation?

I have found in my life that, when I get into situations

where I'm right and the other person is wrong,

it seems to somehow create a barrier to forgiveness.

And I've learned that I need to ask Jesus for help in this.

And here's Jesus, and he's completely right.

And the Roman soldiers who are crucifying him

are completely wrong, and yet he finds it

within himself to say, Father, forgive them, for they know not

what they do.

Certainly, what your husband did, what the father did,

was wrong.

And you're justified in being angry,

and you're justified in being heartbroken

in losing your child.

Ask Jesus for that special grace where you

can say, Father, forgive him.

He doesn't know what he's done to me.

He doesn't know the daily pain that I go through.

And see if that will help.

God doesn't test you any more than you're able to bear,

and that can be some comfort here.

But I'd continue to go out and go searching for him.

At some point in time, he is going

to be able to leave his father, and it

would be wonderful to look forward to that reunification.

I know you hate hypothetical, but here comes one from Elijah.

Another one, all right, this is my special day.

It says, let's say I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior,

but I have doubts about my salvation.

Will I still go to heaven?

Get comfort from the great fathers of the faith,

and you can go back to Augustine.

He had doubts.

He wrote a whole confession about the number of doubts

in his famous prayer--

Lord, give me chastity, but not just yet.

He had doubts, and you go through it.

I don't I don't think you're human unless you have doubts.

You know, we all need to keep in mind God's invisible,

and He actually hides what He does.

Isaiah had a great revelation.

He saw the Lord lifted up in the temple,

his train filled the temple.

He had an incredible revelation.

And then he says, surely, you are the God who hides.


Every one of the prophets had their moment of doubt.

Elijah had a doubt as to what's happening.

So it's just part of the faith journey.

Keep looking for Him.

Keep listening to His word, and be encouraged

that He has chosen you.


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