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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "Absolute Truth" sermon at New Life Christian Church on September 9, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

Pastor Elio Marrocco's "Absolute Truth" sermon at New Life Christian Church on September 9, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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  • 1. MOVING TOWARD A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW: LEARNING TO THINK AND LIVE BIBLICALLY
  • 2. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Matthew 24:35 ‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.’
  • 3. ABSOLUTE TRUTH George Barns, “How else can you describe matters when most church going adults reject the accuracy of the Bible, reject the existence of Satan, claim that Jesus sinned, see no need to evangelize, believe that good works are one of the keys to persuading God to forgive their sins, and describe their commitment to Christianity as moderate or even less firm.”
  • 4. ABSOLUTE TRUTH “God helps those who help themselves.”
  • 5. ABSOLUTE TRUTH What is a biblical worldview?
  • 6. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Francis Scheffer said: “As Christians we are not only to know the right worldview that Jesus tells us the truth of what is, but consciously to act upon that worldview so as to influence society in all its parts and facets across the whole spectrum of life, as much as we can to the extent of our individual and collective ability.”
  • 7. ABSOLUTE TRUTH The question remains – do you have a Biblical Worldview?
  • 8. ABSOLUTE TRUTH - Culture in which we are raised. - Our upbringing - The books we read - Our education - The media to which we have exposed ourselves.
  • 9. ABSOLUTE TRUTH - Our moral standards - How we spend money - How we vote - How we relate to God, family, church, friends.
  • 10. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Dr. John Macarthur, “The first will be the eternal existence of the personal transcendent, triune, God Creator. Second, the God of Scripture has revealed His character, purposes, and will in the infallible and inerrant pages of His special revelation, the Bible, which is superior to any other sources of revelation or human reason alone.”
  • 11. ABSOLUTE TRUTH 'Absolute truth is a reality in our world, regardless of what contemporary culture says, regardless of what may or may not be politically correct, and regardless of what we may feel to be right or wrong.'
  • 12. ABSOLUTE TRUTH C.S. Lewis says, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because I see everything else.”
  • 13. ABSOLUTE TRUTH - We live in the last days - Jesus Christ will return - We need to know our Bibles - We need to be close to Jesus.
  • 14. ABSOLUTE TRUTH 2 Timothy 3:1-5 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred...
  • 15. ABSOLUTE TRUTH 2 Timothy 3:1-5 ...3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self- control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
  • 16. ABSOLUTE TRUTH “Americans are more interested in faith & spirituality than they are in Christianity. Americans want to shape their own faith experience – “Americans typically draw from a broad treasure of moral, spiritual and ethical sources of thought to concoct a uniquely personal brand of faith.”
  • 17. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM The belief that there are no absolutes in life. We are all random products of an evolutionary process – not created by personal God.
  • 18. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM -There is no right or wrong -There is no good or evil -There is no plan or purpose for us -We are only here by chance -We therefore make our own luck
  • 19. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM -We create our own fate -We weave our own destiny -All people are basically good -If we go bad it is simply because
  • 20. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM If you are a true Christian and hold to a biblical worldview, you must believe that it is Jesus, and Jesus alone, who can save you from your sin.
  • 21. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
  • 22. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM “I would say that if you don’t believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and Messiah, and that He rose again from the dead and by His sacrifice our sins are forgiven, you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian.”
  • 23. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM “It cannot be emphasized too strongly and too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”
  • 24. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM -Abortion on demand on an epidemic scale. -Marriages dissolving at record rates. -With the very definition of marriage and family under attack.
  • 25. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM -Rampant violence in schools. -Increase in suicides. -Disdain for sexual morality.
  • 26. ABSOLUTE TRUTH RELATIVISM Hosea 8:7 “They have planted the wind and will harvest the whirlwind.”
  • 27. ABSOLUTE TRUTH WRITTEN IN STONE Matthew 22:37-40, ‘Jesus said to him, “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hand all the Law and the Prophets.”’
  • 28. ABSOLUTE TRUTH COMMANDMENT ONE: WORSHIP THE RIGHT GOD (Exodus 20:3) Matthew 4:10 “You shall worship the Lord and Him only you shall serve.”
  • 29. ABSOLUTE TRUTH COMMANDMENT ONE: WORSHIP THE RIGHT GOD (Exodus 20:3) Exodus 20:2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”
  • 30. ABSOLUTE TRUTH COMMANDMENT ONE: WORSHIP THE RIGHT GOD (Exodus 20:3) John 4:19 “We love Him because He first loved us.”
  • 31. ABSOLUTE TRUTH COMMANDMENT ONE: WORSHIP THE RIGHT GOD (Exodus 20:3) “Little children, keep yourself from idols.” “Keep away from anything that may take God’s place in your hearts.” “Be on your guard my dear children, against every false god!"
  • 32. ABSOLUTE TRUTH COMMANDMENT ONE: WORSHIP THE RIGHT GOD (Exodus 20:3) “An idol or a false god is anyone or anything that takes the place of God in our life.”
  • 33. ABSOLUTE TRUTH COMMANDMENT ONE: WORSHIP THE RIGHT GOD (Exodus 20:3) FACT: “Everyone, including atheists – has a god. It may not be the true and living God – but it is a god nonetheless that they worship and serve.”
  • 34. ABSOLUTE TRUTH “We can pick an idol up we can put an idol down. We can move an idol to this place and then we can remove it to another place. The idol is at our disposal. We can hide it from our sight, or we can put it in the centre of the room. We all devise our won worship because we have devised our own god.”
  • 35. ABSOLUTE TRUTH “I do not believe in a god who would judge someone. My god is just, merciful, loving, and accepting, and would never judge anyone.”
  • 36. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Greg Laurie says, “A biblical worldview is believing in God as He is revealed in Scriptures. It is looking to the Bible, and the Bible alone, as the source and authority for your belief. It is not what you feel, not what you have heard, not what is popular, not what is acceptable, not what is perceived as hip or cool, and not what fits in with contemporary culture.”
  • 37. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Romans 3:4 “Let God be true, and every human being a liar.”
  • 38. ABSOLUTE TRUTH “To love one’s self is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
  • 39. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Matthew 19:16-22 16 Someone came to Jesus with this question: “Teacher,what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 “Why ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. But to answer your question—if you want to receive eternal life, keepthe commandments.” ...
  • 40. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Matthew 19:16-22 ...18 “Which ones?” the man asked. And Jesus replied: “‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. 19 Honour your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 20 “I’ve obeyed all these commandments,” the young man replied. “What else must I do?” ...
  • 41. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Matthew 19:16-22 ...21 Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
  • 42. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Romans 3:19 “We know that whatever the law says, it says to those that are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before the world.”
  • 43. ABSOLUTE TRUTH - It condemns, but it does not convert. - It challenges us, but does not change us. - It points the finger, but cant give mercy. - It loves us without excuse… and it drives us to Jesus, who has the answer we are looking for.
  • 44. ABSOLUTE TRUTH Colossians 2:13-14 “He forgave all our sins. He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by hailing it to the cross.”

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