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Enduring freedom


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Enduring freedom

  1. 1. Dr. James E. MartinDr. James E. Martin
  2. 2. Operation Enduring Freedom•Name given to ongoingbattle against terrorism •Personally involved for a few years
  3. 3. Taken for granted by many To some it meansFreedom of liberty to doothers is often whatever I wishignored
  4. 4. This particular freedom is that which is TRULY ENDURING!
  5. 5. This particular freedom istotally ignored by multitudes today They have no REAL understanding of their own enslavement
  6. 6. Before you cast this aside andconsider me to be one who hasgone off the deep end,Please consider what theBible has to say about thematter
  7. 7. “And ye shall know the truth,and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32“…verily, verily, I say unto you,Whosoever committeth sin isthe servant of sin.” John 8:33
  8. 8. The simple truth, my friend, is: All who are born are born already enslaved in sin  This is true regardless of your acceptance of the truth “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10
  9. 9. John 8:36
  10. 10. Freedom (true freedom,enduring freedom)is possible. BUT
  11. 11. HOW DO I KNOW THIS FREEDOM???? Glad you asked!!!
  12. 12. Admit the truth that you are a sinner “For all have sinned,and come short of the glory of God.” “The fool hath said in his Romans 3:23 heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 14:1
  13. 13. Admit that you cannot save yourself and, therefore, NEED A SAVIOUR “For by grace are yesaved through faith; and “For the wages of sinthat not of yourselves: it is death; but the gift is the gift of God:” of God is eternal life Ephesians 2:8 through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
  14. 14. RepentRepent of sin as the Word of God requires Repent= “A change ofheart, which leads to achange of mind, which leads to a change of behavior.”
  15. 15. “…The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Mark 1:15Please notice 2 particularwords in the above REPENTpassage. BELIEVE
  16. 16. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world, that1. That Jesus He gave His only Christ loves begotten Son, you and that whosoever believeth in Him gave His life should not perish, for your but have redemption everlasting life.” John 3:16
  17. 17. 2. Nothingelse is needed. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” John 1:12
  18. 18. COME AND CONFESS“Come unto me, all ye that labour and areheavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
  19. 19. “Also I say unto you,Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall theSon of man confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth mebefore men shall be denied before the angels of God. Luke 12:8,9
  20. 20.  Repeated words in  All refer to the idea of preceding slides such E as: N Eternal D Everlasting U R I N G FREEDOM
  21. 21.  Are you a possessor of  Comments are always enduring freedom? welcome. Is it true in the Biblical  Amazing Grace Military sense? Ministries If not, Why not?? 