WHY ISN'T HELL REALLY MENTIONED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT? DO I HAVE TO BE SAVED IN THE CHURCH TO BE FORGIVEN OF MY SINS? HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE UNTIL THE GOSPEL IS FINISHED BEING SPREAD?
- Time for some email.
Are you ready?- Let's go for it.
All right, here we go.
- [Woman] Okay, Pat, thisfirst one comes from Brigette
who says, "My adoptedfather was always verbally,
"physically, and financially abusive
"to me and my brother growing up.
"He abuses alcohol and prescription drugs.
"He's financially drainedmy husband and me.
"We have forgiven him many times,
"but he continues theverbal and physical abuse,
"and he's also demandingmore money from us.
"While he was under the influence one day,
"he almost killed my children.
"The commandments say honoryour father and mother.
"How am I supposed to do that
"without compromising my family's safety?
"Would God forgive mefor not speaking to him?"
- You know, thisrelationship, adopted father,
I was listening to that and I'm wondering,
the Bible says honoryour mother and father,
but is that your birthfather, your blood relation.
Apparently the father adopted this child.
- But, he is legally her father, then,
and the only father she's known.
- Yeah, but, but, but, but,
I mean, does he qualify under the Bible?
That's a question.
But, secondly, I think people,
if a husband, for example, is supposed
to be head of thehousehold, but what he does
is go off into evil practices and tries
to get his wife to follow him,
she is not bound to do thosethings that he is doing.
And I don't think, in a case like this,
a child is under theobligation of giving weight,
the word honor meansto give weight to them.
And how can you give weight to somebody
that wants to kill yourchildren and abuse you
and steal your money anddo all the other things
this guy's doing?
He's on drugs and he's on alcohol.
Really, the best thing you can do for him
is to see if social serviceswon't take him under their wing
and maybe put him intosome kind of confinement
'cause he's dangerous.
So, what would honorbe in a case like that?
You're not obligated tokeep shoving out money
to some drunk and alcoholic--
- Actually, it's not wise to do that.
- It's not wise at all.
You're nothing but an enabler.
I really don't thinkyou're under obligation
in that situation to continue to,
you know, to have anything to do with him.
I just think by his own action,
he has violated the privileges he has
of being a responsibleparent and a loving father.
He, himself, has abdicatedthat position, okay?
- Okay, this is Vicki who says,
"Why isn't hell mentionedreally in the Old Testament?
"I'm trying to research,but I'm not finding much."
- Well, it's in there very much.
The Bible talks about in the commandments,
things that happen.
People were stoned to death,
they were executed and so forth.
And how about hell?
Well, they had a concept of hell.
Maybe Jesus hinted it, though,
when he was talking aboutGehenna and the lake of fire
and all that sort of thing.
But, there ain't any questionthat it's in the Old Testament
as well as the New Testament.
- This is Jennifer.
Says, "I've recently beentrying to get closer with God
"and start to live my life right.
"Do I have to be saved in the church
"to be forgiven of my sins?"
- Of course, not.
You can find the Lord offin the forest someplace
or in your own living room.
Just give your heart to the Lord.
Listen, God is everywhereand in Him we live and move
and have our being.
You can talk to Him anywhereunder any circumstances
and say, "Lord, I ask you, you forgive me.
"I ask you to come into my heart."
And he'll hear and do it.
He will always answer the sincere prayer
of somebody who's, "Thebroken or the contrite heart,"
the Bible says, "I will not despise."
- Daniel says, "How long do you think
"it will be until the Gospelis finished being spread?
"I know when it's finishedthen the end will come."
- That's what the Lord says.
This Gospel of thekingdom will be preached
in all the world for the end,
as a witness then the end shall come.
It's getting very close.
If some of the new tribes/missions,some of these others
that are out preachingto these small groups.
As far as I can tell, withthe advent of satellite,
the advent of all kinds ofmedia, the internet and so forth,
there's hardly anybody anywhere
who doesn't hear the gospelin their own language.
What we're seeing, it was CBN and others.
So, are we close?
The answer is, yes, we are close.
Which means we are gettingclose to the end of the age.
This is the one sign.
This Gospel that came was preached
in all the world for a witness.