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IF YOU WERE TO WALK UP AND DOWN
THE STREETS OF THIS CITY OR ANY

CITY AND ASK PEOPLE, ARE YOU
GOING TO HEAVEN? THEY’LL SAY, I

HOPE SO. AND IF YOU WERE TO SAY,
WHY? THEY WOULD SAY, WELL, I’M

TRYING TO LIVE AS BEST I KNOW
HOW. THEY THINK THAT SALVATION

IS A REWARD FOR THE RIGHTEOUS.
BUT SALVATION IS NOT A REWARD

FOR THE RIGHTEOUS; SALVATION IS
A GIFT FOR THE GUILTY. THE

PLAIN-SPOKEN BIBLICAL WISDOM AND
TIMELESS TEACHING OF ADRIAN

ROGERS HAS GONE AROUND THE
WORLD, AND HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HE HAS
TOUCHED AS PROFOUND TRUTH;

SIMPLY STATED. TODAY, WE’LL BE
HEARING SOME OF THAT PROFOUND

TRUTH THROUGH HIS MESSAGE
SERIES, FOUNDATIONS FOR OUR

FAITH. WE HOPE YOU’LL HAVE YOUR
BIBLES READY AND STAY WITH US

FOR THIS POWERFUL MESSAGE. AND
IF YOU WERE ENCOURAGED BY

TODAY’S MESSAGE, REMEMBER, YOU
CAN STREAM THIS MESSAGE AGAIN,

AND DOWNLOAD PASTOR ROGERS’
OUTLINE, NOTES, A COMPLETE

TRANSCRIPT AND OTHER RESOURCES
TO GO ALONG WITH THIS MESSAGE,

ALL AT LWF.ORG. NOW, LET’S JOIN
ADRAIN ROGERS.

WOULD YOU TAKE GOD’S WORD AND BE
FINDING ROMANS CHAPTER 10? AS

YOU’VE FOUND IT, UH, LOOK UP
HERE AND LET ME ASK YOU A

QUESTION. OF ALL OF THE NEEDS
THAT HUMANITY HAS, WHAT IS THE

GREATEST NEED? IS IT EDUCATION?
IF IT WERE EDUCATION, WHEN THE

LORD JESUS CAME TO THIS EARTH,
HE WOULD’VE COME AS AN EDUCATOR.

IS IT FINANCE? IF THAT IS TRUE,
WHEN THE LORD JESUS CAME, HE

WOULD’VE COME AS AN ECONOMIST,
PERHAPS AS A BANKER. IS IT

PEACE? WELL, IF THAT’S TRUE,
JESUS WOULD’VE COME AS A

DIPLOMAT. BUT WHAT IS MAN’S
GREATEST NEED? WHY DID JESUS

COME? WELL WE DON’T HAVE TO
GUESS ABOUT IT. LUKE 19:10,

JESUS SAID, I’VE COME TO SEEK
AND TO SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST.

NOW, SALVATION IS MAN’S GREATEST
NEED. TO BE SAVED IS MAN’S

GREATEST NEED, BUT DO YOU KNOW
WHEN I SAY THAT, I KNOW HAVE,

HAVING PREACHED AS LONG AS I
HAVE PREACHED, THAT THAT FALLS

FLAT; TO SAY THAT MAN NEEDS TO
BE SAVED. THAT’S AN

OLDFASHIONED WORD. IT’S ALMOST
OUT OF VOGUE; IT’S OUT OF DATE,

TO BE SAVED. WELL, WE’VE HEARD
THAT BEFORE, HAVEN’T WE? BUT ONE

OF THESE DAYS, FRIEND, IT WILL
MAKE A COLOSSAL DIFFERENCE. NOW

WE’VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT THE
TITANIC. AND WHEN PEOPLE SAILED

ON THE TITANIC, THERE WERE SOME
SAILED, UH, WITH VERY EXCLUSIVE

PROVISIONS AND, UH, VERY FINE
ACCOMMODATIONS, AND THERE WERE

SOME BELOW IN THE STEERAGE. BUT
DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE FINAL TALLY

CAME BACK TO THE NEW YORK
OFFICE; THEY PUT THEM IN TWO

CATEGORIES: SAVED AND LOST. NOW
SOME OF YOU MAY BE GOING TO HELL

FIRST CLASS. BUT THERE’S COMING
A DAY WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO STAND

BEFORE GOD, AND THE THING THAT’S
GOING TO MATTER MORE THAN

ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD IS
THIS; ARE YOU SAVED OR ARE YOU

LOST? LOOK IN GOD’S WORD HERE,
ROMANS CHAPTER 10, I BEGIN IN

VERSE ONE, BRETHREN, MY HEART’S
DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR

ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE
SAVED. PAUL’S HEARTBEAT, PAUL’S

PASSION, PAUL’S PRAYER FOR
ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE

SAVED. FOR I BEAR THEM RECORD
THAT THEY HAVE A ZEAL OF GOD,

BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE,
FOR THEY, BEING IGNORANT OF

GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS AND GOING
ABOUT TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN

RIGHTEOUSNESS, HAVE NOT
SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO THE

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, FOR CHRIST
IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR

RIGHTEOUSNESS, TO EVERYONE THAT
BELIEVETH. NOW I JUST WANT TO

PAUSE RIGHT THERE AND I WANT TO
TALK ABOUT THIS SALVATION. AND

THE VERY FIRST THING I WANT TO
TELL YOU ABOUT IS THE FREENESS

OF THIS SALVATION. IT IS
ABSOLUTELY, TOTALLY FREE. NOW,

MOST PEOPLE WHO EVEN THINK OF
SALVATION THINK THAT SALVATION

ROOTS IN THE MERIT OF MAN. IF
YOU WERE TO WALK UP AND DOWN THE

STREETS OF THIS CITY OR ANY CITY
AND ASK PEOPLE, ARE YOU GOING TO

HEAVEN? THEY’LL SAY, I HOPE SO.
AND IF YOU WERE TO SAY, WHY?

THEY WOULD SAY, WELL, I’M TRYING
TO LIVE AS BEST I KNOW HOW. THEY

THINK THAT SALVATION IS A REWARD
FOR THE RIGHTEOUS. BUT SALVATION

IS NOT A REWARD FOR THE
RIGHTEOUS; SALVATION IS A GIFT

FOR THE GUILTY. AND, AND IF YOU
DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT, UH,

YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO HAVE
SALVATION BECAUSE PAUL TALKS

ABOUT HIS BROTHERS IN THE FLESH,
THE JEWISH NATION, AND HE SAID,

I BEAR THEM RECORD, THEY HAVE A
ZEAL FOR GOD, THEY’RE VERY

RELIGIOUS, VERY ZEALOUS, BUT NOT
ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE. FOR

THEY, BEING IGNORANT OF GOD’S
RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND GOING ABOUT

TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN
RIGHTEOUSNESS, HAVE NOT

SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO THE
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. YOU SEE,

THAT’S WHEN SOMETHING GOOD CAN
BECOME SOMETHING BAD IF IT KEEPS

YOU FROM THE BEST. THERE’RE MANY
PEOPLE IN THIS CONGREGATION AND

MANY WHO ARE LISTENING TO ME
ACROSS THE NATION. YOU’RE GOING

TO GO TO HELL, NOT BECAUSE
YOU’RE A DRUNKARD, HUH, NOT

BECAUSE YOU’RE A THIEF, BUT
BECAUSE YOU NEVER WERE. YOU

THINK THE GOSPEL IS FOR THE
HARLOT, YOU THINK THE GOSPEL IS

FOR THE THIEF, YOU THINK THE
GOSPEL IS FOR THE DRUNKARD. MOST

OF THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE
EGOMANIACS STRUTTING TO HELL,

THINKING THEY’RE TOO GOOD TO BE
DAMNED, TRUSTING IN THEIR OWN

RELIGION. THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS
ONE OF THESE. I WANT YOU TO PUT

IN YOUR MARGIN THIS PASSAGE OF
SCRIPTURE. IT’S VERY INSIGHTFUL;

PHILIPPIANS THREE VERSES FOUR
THROUGH SEVEN. HERE’S WHAT THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAID OF HIMSELF.
NOW I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO A

VERY RELIGIOUS MAN TALKING. HE
SAYS, THOUGH I MIGHT ALSO HAVE

CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH, IF ANY
MAN THINKETH HE HATH WHEREOF HE

MIGHT TRUST IN THE FLESH, I
MORE. PAUL SAID, IF YOU WANT TO

GET IN A BRAGGING CONTEST ABOUT
WHO’S A GOOD BOY, HE SAID, UH,

LET ME JUST TELL YOU ABOUT
MYSELF. HE SAID, UH, I WAS

CIRCUMCISED THE EIGHTH DAY, OF
THE STOCK OF ISRAEL, OF THE

TRIBE OF BENJAMIN, A HEBREW OF
THE HEBREWS. HE SAID, YOU OUGHT

TO KNOW MY ANCESTORS. YOU OUGHT
TO KNOW MY LINEAGE. YOU OUGHT TO

KNOW THAT I AM A BLUEBLOOD. AS
TOUCHING THE LAW, A PHARISEE.

SAID, YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT
ACCOMPLISHMENTS? I ROSE UP IN

THE RANKS UNTIL I HELD THE
HIGHEST RELIGIOUS POSITION IN

THE NATION. CONCERNING ZEAL,
PERSECUTING THE CHURCH. YOU TALK

ABOUT A MAN WHO PRACTICED WHAT
HE BELIEVED, I WAS THE ONE. HE

SAYS, TOUCHING RIGHTEOUSNESS
WHICH IS BY THE LAW, BLAMELESS.

IF YOU WERE TO TAKE THE TEN
COMMANDMENTS, PAUL WOULD SAY, AT

LEAST OUTWARDLY, I HAVE KEPT
EVERY ONE OF THEM. UH, BUT THEN

NOTICE VERSE SEVEN, HERE’S THE
THING THAT I WANT YOU TO SEE,

BUT WHAT THINGS WERE GAIN TO ME
I COUNTED BUT LOSS. PAUL SAID,

I, I’M GOING TO TAKE MY
HERITAGE, MY PEDIGREE, I’M GOING

TO TAKE MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, I’M
GOING TO TAKE MY ZEAL, I’M GOING

TO TAKE MY GOODOLDBOYNESS,
AND I AM GOING TO TAKE THAT FROM

THE POSITIVE SIDE OF THE LEDGER,
AND I’M GOING TO PUT IT OVER

HERE ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE OF THE
LEDGER. HE SAID, I’M GOING TO

COUNT IT AS LOSS. I’M GOING TO
TAKE MY GOODNESS AND I’M GOING

TO COUNT IT AS BADNESS, AS LOSS.
WELL YOU SAY, PASTOR, THAT

DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. HOW, HOW
COULD YOU PUT STRIVING TO KEEP

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND BE
RELIGIOUS; OH, HOW, HOW COULD

YOU PUT ALL OF THAT ON THE
NEGATIVE SIDE? NOW, GRANTED, IT

MAY NOT GET HIM TO HEAVEN, BUT
AT LEAST LET’S KEEP IT OVER HERE

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE. NO, HE
SAID, I COUNT ALL THESE THINGS

BUT LOSS. WHY? BECAUSE THOSE
WERE THE THINGS HE WAS TRUSTING

IN AND THOSE WERE THE THINGS
THAT WERE KEEPING HIM FROM THE

LORD. NOW YOU SEE, WELL LET ME
ILLUSTRATE THIS WAY. I WAS DOWN

IN FLORIDA ONE DAY; I HAD AN
ENGAGEMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA. I

HAD A WONDERFUL FLIGHT, GOT OFF
THE PLANE IN TAMPA, AND I WAS

GOING OVER TO FT. LAUDERDALE.
AND, UH, SO I RENTED AN

AUTOMOBILE AND THEY GAVE ME A
VERY NICE CAR. I THINK IT WAS AN

UPGRADE. AND, UH, I WAS SO HAPPY
TO HAVE IT. AND THE SUN WAS

SHINING; IT WAS ONE OF THOSE
BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA DAYS; WE’VE

GOT SOME GOOD ONES DOWN THERE.
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA DAY

AND, UH, SO I, I, I TURNED ON
THE STEREO AND I GOT THE MOST

GORGEOUS MUSIC. OH, IT WAS
BEAUTIFUL, AND VIOLINS AND ALL

OF THAT PLAYING. AND I JUST
TURNED IT UP REAL LOUD; NOBODY

IN THE CAR BUT MYSELF. AND THEN
I GOT ON THIS ROAD. IT WAS AN

INCREDIBLE ROAD, VERY LITTLE
TRAFFIC, THE SUN WAS SHINING,

THE ROAD WAS GOOD, THE CAR WAS
BEAUTIFUL, THE MUSIC WAS

GLORIOUS, AND HERE I AM ON MY
WAY TO SOMETHING I LOOKED VERY

FORWARD TO, JUST DRIVING ALONG,
JUST SO HAPPY. AND THEN, AFTER I

HAD DRIVEN ABOUT TWO HOURS, I
SAID, I OUGHT TO BE THERE, I

OUGHT TO BE GETTING CLOSER. THIS
DOESN’T LOOK FAMILIAR. SOMETHING

IS WRONG. AND I GOT TO LOOKING
AROUND AND I SAID, WHERE IS THE

SUN? LET ME GET MYSELF ORIENTED
HERE. AND THEN IT DAWNED ON ME.

I WAS GOING THE WRONG WAY.
[AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] I WAS ON THE

WRONG ROAD! I WAS MAKING GOOD
TIME ON THE WRONG ROAD.

[AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] AND THE GOOD
CAR AND THE MUSIC AND ALL OF

THESE THINGS THAT MIGHT BE GOOD
WERE BAD, BECAUSE THEY [CLAP]

WERE TAKING ME IN THE WRONG
DIRECTION. [AUDIENCE: AMEN] NOW,

FOLKS, THAT’S WHAT RELIGION IS
WITHOUT THE LORD. [AUDIENCE:

[AMEN] YOU SEE, THE WORST FORM OF
BADNESS IS HUMAN GOODNESS, IF

HUMAN GOODNESS KEEPS YOU FROM
SALVATION. PAUL SAID, THE THINGS

I COUNTED FOR GAIN, THEY WERE
LOSS. THEY, HE, HE SAID, MY, MY

BROTHERS, MY SISTERS, THE JEWS
ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, HE SAID,

I BEAR THEM RECORD, THEY HAVE A
ZEAL FOR GOD BUT NOT ACCORDING

TO KNOWLEDGE AND THEY, GOING
ABOUT TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN

RIGHTEOUSNESS, HAVE NOT
SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO THE

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. YOU SEE,
THEN IN VERSE FOUR HE SAYS THIS,

CHRIST IS THE END [STOMP] OF THE
LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, TO

EVERYONE THAT BELIEVES. YOU SEE,
THERE IS THE LAW. THE LAW SAYS,

DO, AND WE CAN’T. BUT THE GOSPEL
SAYS, DONE. THE LAW DEMANDS

PERFECTION, BUT ONLY THE GOSPEL
GIVES PERFECTION IN THE LORD

JESUS CHRIST. JOHN PATON WAS A
MISSIONARY IN THE SOUTH SEA

ISLANDS, AND HE WAS WITH A TRIBE
THAT DID NOT HAVE A BIBLE. SO HE

WAS TRANSLATING THE BIBLE [TAP] INTO THEIR LANGUAGE. IT WAS A

VERY LABORIOUS THING TO DO. THEY
DID NOT KNOW THE BIBLE AND HE

HAD TO LEARN THEIR LANGUAGE. AND
SO HE GOT TO THE WORD BELIEVE,

TRUST. CHRIST IS THE END OF THE
LAW, YOU’RE GOING TO SEE IT IN

VERSE FOUR, TO EVERYONE THAT
BELIEVETH. AND, AND, UH, AND SO,

HE’S SAYING, NOW WHAT IS THE
WORD FOR BELIEF? SO THEY GAVE

HIM THE WORD FOR INTELLECTUAL
BELIEF, LIKE I BELIEVE THAT TWO

AND TWO IS FOUR. HE SAID, NO,
THAT’S NOT THE WORD I WANT. HE

SAID, I WANT THE WORD FOR BELIEF
THAT MEANS TRUST, CONFIDENCE,

UH, RELIANCE UPON. AND HE KEPT
ASKING AND THEY COULDN’T GIVE

HIM THE WORD. HE KEPT ASKING; HE
SAID, WHAT IS THIS WORD, WHAT IS

THIS WORD? THEY COULDN’T
UNDERSTAND HIM. HE WAS IN HIS

HUT, A, A STRAW HUT, AND HE WAS,
IT WAS A SWELTERING DAY AND HE

WAS WRITING, AND A, A NATIVE
CAME IN TO THE HUT. THE NATIVE

HAD BEEN RUNNING. HE WAS
ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. I WANT THE

CAMERA TO FOLLOW ME. THAT NA,
THAT, AH, THAT NATIVE CAME INTO

THAT HUT, AND HE WAS JUST SO
TIRED, THERE WAS A CHAIR THERE,

AND HE JUST SAT DOWN IN THE
CHAIR LIKE THIS. AND PATON

LOOKED AT HIM. HE SAID, WHAT DID
YOU DO? HE SAID, PLE, I, I’M

SORRY, I JUST SAT DOWN. NO, NO,
NO, NO. WHAT DID YOU DO? WELL,

HE SAID, I SAT DOWN. HE SAID,
BUT WHAT DO YOU CALL IT, WHEN

YOU JUST, WHEN YOU JUST
COMMITTED YOURSELF COMPLETELY,

TOTALLY TO THAT CHAIR, WHAT DID
YOU DO? OH, HE SAID, THAT?

FACCARONRONGO. HE SAID, WHAT?
FACCARONRONGO. THAT’S THE WORD

PUT IN HIS BIBLE [TAP] FOR
RELIANCE UPON THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST. WHEN YOU JUST SAY, LORD
JESUS, I JUST CAST MYSELF UPON

YOU. NOT JUST, NOT INTELLECTUAL
BELIEF, BUT, LORD, HERE I AM.

LORD, I TRUST YOU! AND, AND YOU
SEE, SALVATION, SALVATION IS THE

GIFT [CLAP] OF GOD. [CLAP] WE’RE
THINKING NOW ABOUT THE FREENESS

OF IT. DON’T MISS MY POINT. THE
FREENESS OF IT. HUH. THERE WAS

A, A BAPTIST PREACHER, HE TOLD A
WONDERFUL, UH, STORY. I, I COULD

NEVER GET IT OUT OF MY HEART; IT
WAS HIS OWN TESTIMONY. HE SAID,

I WAS DOING THINGS BEFORE I WAS
SAVED THAT I OUGHT NOT TO HAVE

DONE. MY EYES WERE WATCHING
THINGS, MY HANDS WERE HANDLING

THINGS, MY FEET WERE GOING
PLACES THAT WERE ALL WRONG. SO

HE SAID, I WENT TO THE DOCTOR TO
SEE IF THE DOCTOR COULD HELP ME.

HE SAID, THE DOCTOR I WENT TO,
UH, WAS NAMED DOCTOR LAW, DOCTOR

LAW. AND I SAID, DOCTOR LAW,
I’VE GOT SOME PROBLEMS AND, UH,

I, I WANT YOU TO HELP ME. UH, MY
HANDS, I’VE GOT A HAND PROBLEM.

MY HANDS ARE HANDLING THINGS
THEY OUGHT NOT TO HANDLE.’ AND

DOCTOR LAW SAID, LET ME LOOK
HERE.’ SAID, NO, THE PROBLEM IS

NOT YOUR HANDS; THE PROBLEM IS
YOUR HEART.’ HE SAID, NO,

DOCTOR, IT’S MY HANDS.’ YOU
TRUST ME, IT’S YOUR HEART.’ HE

SAYS, WELL NOW, DOCTOR, IT’S NOT
JUST MY HANDS, IT’S MY EYES. MY

EYES HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT SOME
THINGS THEY OUGHT NOT TO LOOK

AT. WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY EYES,
DOCTOR?’ IT’S NOT, IT’S NOT YOUR

EYES, IT’S YOUR HEART.’ NO,
DOCTOR, IT’S MY EYES.’ NO, IT IS

YOUR HEART!’ WELL, DOCTOR, WHAT
ABOUT MY FEET? THEY’RE GOING

PLACES THEY OUGHT NOT TO GO.
I’VE GOT A FOOT PROBLEM.’ NO.

YOU’VE GOT A HEART PROBLEM.’
DOCTOR LAW, ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY

CONVINCED THAT I HAVE A HEART
PROBLEM?’ YES, AND FURTHERMORE,

IT’S FATAL. HUH, YOU’RE GOING TO
DIE OF YOUR HEART PROBLEM.’

WELL, DOCTOR LAW, CAN YOU CURE
ME?’ OH, NO, I CAN’T CURE YOU.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I DON’T
CURE ANYBODY. ALL I DO IS

DIAGNOSE. THAT’S MY JOB, I’M
JUST HERE TO DIAGNOSE, I CANNOT

CURE ANYBODY.’ WELL, AND YOU SAY
I’M GOING TO DIE? IS THERE NO

HOPE?’ OH, NO, THERE’S HOPE.’
WELL, WHO, WHO, WHERE’S MY

HOPE?’ WELL, DOCTOR GRACE.’
DOCTOR GRACE? WHERE, WHERE IS

HE, CAN, UH, WHAT, CAN I FIND
HIM?’ HE’S RIGHT ACROSS THE

HALL.’ WELL, DO I, DO I NEED TO
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?’ HA, HA,

NO, UH, JUST GO KNOCK ON THE
DOOR. HE NEVER TURNS AWAY A

PATIENT.’ OH! WELL, WILL IT,
WILL IT COST A LOT?’ NO, HE, HE

HAS NEVER CHARGED A PATIENT.’
SO, YOU LEAVE DOCTOR LAW, HE

LEAVES DOCTOR LAW, AND HE GOES
AND [KNOCK, KNOCK] KNOCKS ON

DOCTOR GRACE’S DOOR. AND IT, OH,
THERE, AS DOCTOR GRACE OPENS THE

DOOR, IS A KINDLY PHYSICIAN
STANDING THERE. HE SAYS, COME

IN. HOW DID YOU KNOW TO COME?
WELL, DOCTOR LAW TOLD ME I HAD A

HEART PROBLEM AND YOU COULD HELP
ME. CAN YOU HELP ME? YES I CAN.

WELL, WHAT MEDICINE ARE YOU
GOING TO GIVE ME? I’M NOT GOING

TO GIVE ME ANY MEDICINE, I’M
GOING TO GIVE YOU A TRANSPLANT.

A WHAT? I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A
TRANSPLANT; I AM GOING TO GIVE

YOU A NEW HEART! WILL IT HURT?
IT MIGHT. HMPH! WHAT WILL IT

COST? NOT A THING IN THE WORLD.
AND DOCTOR GRACE OPENED MY

CHEST, HE SAID, AND REACHED IN
WHILE I WAS STILL CONSCIOUS AND

PULLED OUT THE MOST VILE,
FILTHY, STINKING HEART. I COULD

NOT BELIEVE THAT SUCH A THING
HAD BEEN IN ME, CAUSING MY EYES

TO DO WHAT THEY DID, MY HANDS TO
DO WHAT THEY DID, MY FEET TO DO

WHAT THEY DID. AND THEN DOCTOR
GRACE PUT WITHIN ME A NEW HEART.

AND WHEN HE DID, I FELT A CHANGE
OF NATURE THAT WENT THROUGH ME,

THAT AFFECTED MY EYES, MY HANDS,
MY FEET. YOU KNOW DOCTOR LAW,

FRIEND, IS THE LAW OF GOD.
DOCTOR GRACE, HIS NAME IS

[AUDIENCE: JESUS] JESUS, JESUS.
CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR

RIGHTEOUSNESS TO EVERYONE THAT
BELIEVETH. WHAT I NEED, WHAT YOU

NEED, WHAT EVERY MOTHER’S CHILD
IN AMERICA AND IN THE WHOLE

WORLD NEEDS IS DOCTOR GRACE AND
A BRAND NEW HEART, AMEN?

[AUDIENCE: AMEN] NOW WE’RE
TALKING HERE ABOUT THE FREENESS

OF SALVATION, BUT NOW HERE’S THE
SECOND THING I WANT YOU TO, TO

SEE; I WANT YOU TO SEE THE
NEARNESS OF SALVATION. BEGIN

READING NOW IN VERSE SIX, UH,
BUT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IS

BY FAITH SPEAKETH ON THIS WISE.
SAY NOT IN THINE HEART, WHO

SHALL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN? UH,
HA, THAT IS, TO BRING CHRIST

DOWN FROM ABOVE, OR WHO SHALL
DESCEND INTO THE DEEP, THAT IS

TO BRING CHRIST UP AGAIN FROM
THE DEAD. BUT WHAT SAITH IT? THE

WORD IS NIGH THEE, THAT MEANS
NEAR THEE, EVEN IN THY MOUTH AND

IN THY HEART. THAT IS THE WORD
OF FAITH WHICH WE PREACH, THAT

IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY
MOUTH THE LORD JESUS AND SHALT

BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD
HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD,

THOU SHALT BE SAVED. FOR WITH
THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WITH THE MOUTH
CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO

SALVATION. NOW PAUL WANTED HIS
BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE

FLESH, THE JEWS, TO BE SAVED,
AND HE SAYS, HERE’S THE WAY TO

DO IT. AND HE’S SAYING TO THEM
AND HE’S SAYING TO US, THAT IF

YOU WANT TO BE SAVED, SALVATION
IS VERY NEAR. YOU MAY NOT DREAM

HOW CLOSE YOU ARE TODAY TO BEING
SAVED. THOSE OF YOU IN THE

BALCONY, YOU’RE SO CLOSE TO
BEING SAVED. THOSE OF YOU IN

THAT FAR CORNER OVER THERE,
YOU’RE SO CLOSE TO BEING SAVED;

YOU JUST DON’T KNOW HOW CLOSE
YOU ARE. NOW WHAT IS PAUL

SAYING? HE’S SAYING YOU DON’T
HAVE TO GO ON A PILGRIMAGE; YOU

DON’T HAVE TO GO UP INTO HEAVEN
AND APPEAR BEFORE THE THRONE AND

SAY, GOD, WE’RE A BUNCH OF
SINNERS DOWN HERE AND WE’RE IN A

MESS. CAN YOU HELP US OUT? HUH,
COULD YOU COME DOWN, LORD? YOU

DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT. WHY? ONE
CHRISTMAS TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO

HE ALREADY DID THAT. [AUDIENCE:
AMEN] AMEN? HE STEPPED OUT OF

HEAVEN. WELL, THEY NAILED HIM TO
A CROSS AND PUT HIM IN A GRAVE,

BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO DOWN
INTO HELL AND SAY, LORD JESUS,

PLEASE COME OUT OF THAT GRAVE,
PLEASE GIVE VICTORY OVER DEATH,

HELL, SIN AND THE GRAVE. COME
OUT! PLEASE! YOU DON’T HAVE TO

DESCEND INTO THE DEEP. HE’S
ALREADY BEEN RAISED. I MEAN,

THESE ARE ACCOMPLISHED FACTS.
THE INCARNATION AND THE

RESURRECTION, SANDWICHED WITH
THE CRUCIFIXION, HAVE ALREADY

TAKEN PLACE. SO HE SAYS, DON’T
SAY IN YOUR HEART, WHO SHALL

ASCEND INTO HEAVEN OR WHO SHALL
DESCEND INTO THE DEEP, BRING

CHRIST DOWN OR BRING HIM UP. THE
WORD IS NIGH THEE. LET ME TELL

YOU HOW CLOSE SALVATION IS. NOW
LISTEN CAREFULLY OR YOU’LL MISS

THIS, THE WORD IS NIGH THEE,
EVEN IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR

HEART. YOU SAY, PASTOR, THAT’S
SILLY. NO, THAT’S WHAT PAUL

SAID. THE WORD IS SO CLOSE; LET
ME TELL YOU HOW CLOSE YOU ARE TO

BEING SAVED TODAY. LET ME TELL
YA, IF YOU’RE NOT SAVED, LET ME

TELL YOU HOW CLOSE YOU ARE TO
BEING SAVED. JESUS CHRIST AND

SALVATION ALREADY IN YOUR MOUTH,
ALREADY IN YOUR HEART. NOW YOU

SAY, NOW WAIT A MINUTE, IN MY
MOUTH, IN MY HEART? HOW DID IT

GET IN MY MOUTH? HOW DID IT GET
IN MY HEART? I JUST PUT IT

THERE. WELL, YOU SAY, ADRIAN,
HOW DID YOU PUT IT THERE?

LISTEN, THE WORD IS NIGH THEE,
EVEN IN THY MOUTH AND IN THY

HEART, THE WORD OF FAITH WHICH
WE PREACH. YOU SEE, WHAT I DID,

I, I’M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW,
THAT SALVATION IS BY GRACE, UH,

THROUGH FAITH. I HAVE PUT THIS
IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART.

IT IS THERE. IT’S IN YOUR MOUTH;
IT’S IN YOUR HEART. WELL THEN,

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH WHAT IS IN
YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART?

LISTEN, ROMANS 10:9 AND 10, THAT
IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY

MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT
BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD

HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD,
THOU SHALT BE SAVED. I PUT IT

THERE. I TOLD YOU WHAT IT IS. IT
IS THERE, IT IS WAITING ON YOU.

NOW, NOW, RIGHT NOW, YOU CONFESS
AND BELIEVE AND GOD SAYS, YOU’LL

BE SAVED, [AUDIENCE: AMEN] YOU’LL BE SAVED. YOU DON’T HAVE

TO BRING JESUS DOWN. HE’S COME
DOWN. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BRING

JESUS UP. HE HAS COME UP. IT IS
DONE, IT IS A FINISHED THING.

CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR
RIGHTEOUSNESS, TO EVERYONE THAT

BELIEVETH, AND NOW IT IS READY
FOR YOU, SO CLOSE YOU ARE, IT IS

IN YOUR HEART AND IN YOUR MOUTH,
THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH

THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS AND
SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART

THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM
THE DEAD. HUH, HUH, FRIEND,

YOU’LL BE SAVED. [AUDIENCE:
THAT’S RIGHT] THAT’S NOT, THAT,

THAT’S NOT WHAT I’M SAYING, IT’S
WHAT GOD HAS SAID. THAT MEANS

YOU WILL NOT GO TO HELL. IT
MEANS YOU WILL RECEIVE A NEW

HEART, A NEW NATURE. AND ONE DAY
YOU’LL SPEND ETERNITY WITH THE

REDEEMED OF ALL OF THE AGES. NOW
LISTEN, WHAT IS THE CONFESSION

THAT YOU MAKE? THE CONFESSION
THAT YOU MAKE, IF YOU CONFESS

WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT JESUS IS
LORD. NOW HERE’S WHERE MANY

PEOPLE ARE GONNA MISS SALVATION.
THEY WANT TO RECEIVE CHRIST AS

THEIR SAVIOR AND THAT’S IT. NOW,
FRIEND, HE IS SAVIOR, BUT THE

BIBLE SAYS, CONFESS HIM AS LORD,
CONFESS HIM AS LORD. DO YOU KNOW

WHAT THAT MEANS? THAT MEANS TO
TAKE YOURSELF OFF THE THRONE OF

YOUR LIFE AND PUT JESUS CHRIST
UPON THE THRONE OF YOUR LIFE.

SALVATION IS NOT JUST SOME
INTELLECTUAL BELIEF THAT YOU,

UH, TACK ON. IT IS DOING WHAT
THAT MAN DID TO THAT CHAIR, IT

IS TRUSTING THE LORD JESUS, IT
IS COMMITTING EVERYTHING TO THE

LORD JESUS. IT IS SAYING, JESUS
CHRIST IS LORD. NOW HE IS LORD,

ISN’T HE? [AUDIENCE: AMEN] AND
FRIEND, IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE WHO

HE IS, YOU CANNOT HAVE WHAT HE
GIVES. [AUDIENCE: AMEN] HE IS

LORD. THAT, THAT DOESN’T MEAN
THAT YOU’RE SAVED BY GOOD WORKS.

IT JUST SIMPLY MEANS THAT YOU
BOW THE KNEE TO HIM AND SAY,

JESUS, I TAKE HANDS OFF MY LIFE,
I GIVE YOU MY LIFE. LET’S JUST

IMAGINE A SCENE. THERE’S BEEN A
WEDDING. THE RICE HAS BEEN

THROWN, THE CONFETTI HAS BEEN
THROWN. THE, THE, UH, THE CAKE

HAS BEEN CUT. THE, THE HUGS HAVE
BEEN GIVEN, THE GIFTS HAVE BEEN

EXCHANGED. AND SUE AND BILL ARE
IN THE CAR DRIVING AWAY FROM THE

WEDDING. SUE AND BILL, JUST BEEN
MARRIED. AND SUE SAYS TO BILL,

IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING, OH,
IT WAS SO WONDERFUL, I JUST

ENJOYED IT SO MUCH. NOW, BILL,
WILL YOU TAKE ME HOME? WELL, HE

SAYS, SUE, YOU KNOW, WE CAN’T GO
HOME YET, THE HOUSE IS NOT

READY, AND THIS IS OUR
HONEYMOON. OH, OH, NO, NO, I

DON’T MEAN THAT HOME, I MEAN MY
HOME. I WANT YOU TO TAKE ME BACK

TO MY MOTHER. WHAT? TO MY
MOTHER. UH, BILL, YOU KNOW, I,

I, I HAVE ACCEPTED YOU AS MY
HUSBAND, AND THAT WAS A

WONDERFUL CEREMONY, BUT, BUT I
WANT TO GO BACK HOME TO MY

MOTHER, AND, AND I’M GOING, AH,
UH, BILL, DON’T EXPECT ME TO

CHANGE THE WAY I’VE BEEN LIVING.
I’M GOING BACK HOME. NOW, BILL,

DON’T GET ME WRONG. I LOVE YOU,
BILL. AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON

WEEKENDS [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] IF
IT’S CONVENIENT. AND, AND ALSO,

BILL, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I,
I’M GLAD THAT YOU’RE COMMITTED

TO TAKE CARE OF ME. SO BILL, IF
I’M SICK OR NEED MONEY OR HAVE

ANY PROBLEMS, YOU KNOW I CAN
CALL ON YOU, BILL, BECAUSE,

AFTER ALL, I’VE TAKEN YOU AS MY
HUSBAND. AND, UH, WE DID HAVE A

WONDERFUL CEREMONY. IT WAS JUST
WONDERFUL WHEN I TOOK YOU AS MY

HUSBAND. BUT NOW BILL, TAKE ME
BACK TO MY HOUSE. DON’T GET ANY

IDEA THAT WHAT WE DID DOWN THERE
AT THE CHURCH IS GOING TO CHANGE

THE WAY I LIVE. TAKE YOUR HANDS
OFF MY LIFE. NOW WHAT KIND OF A

MARRIAGE WOULD THAT BE, HUH?
IT’S THE SAME KIND OF SALVATION

THAT SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY
HAVE. [AUDIENCE: AMEN] THEY SAY,

NOW, LORD JESUS, I TAKE YOU AS
MY SAVIOR. NOW, LORD, I MAY EVEN

COME TO BELLEVUE AND VISIT YOU
EVERY SUNDAY OR SO OFTEN. AND IF

I GET IN TROUBLE AND I NEED SOME
MONEY OR IF I’M SICK, I’ll CALL.

ON YOU, BUT IN THE MEANWHILE,
I’M GOING TO GO ON WITH MY LIFE

JUST THE WAY IT WAS. FRIEND, I
WANNA TELL YOU SOMETHING, THAT’S

NOT GONNA WORK; THAT IS NOT
GONNA TO WORK. THAT IF THOU

SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE
LORD JESUS, AND BELIEVE IN THINE

HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM
FROM THE DEAD. YOU SEE, WHEN YOU

BELIEVE THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM
THE DEAD, YOU BELIEVE ALL THE

REST OF IT. I MEAN, THAT’S THE
CAPSTONE. HE’S, SHOWN TO BE THE

SON OF GOD WITH POWER BY THE
RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD. AND

SO IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE
RESURRECTION, YOU HAVE TO

BELIEVE IN THE CRUCIFIXION. AND
IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE

CRUCIFIXION, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE
IN THE INCARNATION. AND IF YOU

BELIEVE IN, IN THE RESURRECTION,
THE CRUCIFIXION, THE

INCARNATION, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE
IN THE DEITY. SO THE CAPSTONE OF

THE WHOLE THING IS, THAT IF THOU
SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE

LORD JESUS AND BELIEVE THAT GOD
HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD,

THOU SHALT BE SAVED. FRIEND,
THERE’S THE FREENESS OF IT AND

THERE’S THE NEARNESS OF IT. HE
IS SO NEAR, HE IS SO NEAR. THE

WORD OF GOD IS NEAR YOU, NIGH
YOU, EVEN IN YOUR MOUTH, IN YOUR

HEART. IT IS THE WORD OF FAITH
THAT WE PREACH, THAT IF THOU

SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE
LORD JESUS AND SHALT BELIEVE IN

THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED
HIM FROM THE DEAD. NOW

CONFESSION IS VERY IMPORTANT.
JESUS SAID, IF YOU ARE ASHAMED

OF ME AND OF MY WORD BEFORE THIS
SINFUL AND ADULTEROUS

GENERATION, I’ll BE ASHAMED OF
YOU WHEN I COME IN THE GLORY OF.

THE FATHER WITH THE HOLY ANGELS,
BUT IF YOU WILL CONFESS ME

BEFORE MEN, I WILL CONFESS YOU
BEFORE MY FATHER. THE BIBLE

SAYS, LET THE REDEEMED OF THE
LORD SAY SO. THAT’S THE REASON

LATER ON IN THIS, IN THIS, UH,
SERVICE I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU AN

INVITATION TO OPENLY AND
PUBLICLY, UNASHAMEDLY, HAH, SAY

THAT YOU’RE TRUSTING JESUS. WHY?
WELL, YOU SEE, CONFESSION SHOWS

POSSESSION. NOW WALKING AN AISLE
CAN’T SAVE ANYBODY. SHAKING A

PREACHER’S HAND CAN’T SAVE
ANYBODY. IT’S WHAT THAT

INDICATES THAT SAVES US. JESUS
IS SIMPLY SAYING, LOOK, IF, IF,

IF YOU ARE ASHAMED OF ME, I’ll
HAVE TO BE ASHAMED OF YOU. DO.

YOU KNOW THE MARK THAT YOU’RE
REALLY TRUSTING JESUS? READ IT

IN VERSE 11, FOR THE SCRIPTURE
SAITH WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM

SHALL, WHAT? NOT BE ASHAMED.
I’VE OFTEN TOLD THE STORY OF A

GIRL WHO WAS IN A SERVICE, A
REVIVAL SERVICE, AND SHE WAS

UNDER CONVICTION, IN THE BACK
JUST WEEPING COPIOUSLY. A

PERSONAL WORKER WENT FORWARD, IT
WAS DURING THE INVITATION, AND

SAID, WON’T YOU COME FORWARD AND
CONFESS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND

SAVIOR? SHE SAID, OH, NO,
THERE’RE TOO MANY PEOPLE THERE,

I CAN’T DO THAT. I’D LIKE TO BE
SAVED BACK HERE, PLEASE? AND THE

PERSONAL WORKER SAID, YOU CAN’T
BE SAVED BACK HERE, HUM. SO THE

NEXT NIGHT, SHE, THE SAME THING,
SAME SONG, SECOND STANZA, SHE’S

UNDER DEEP CONVICTION. HAH, HEH,
THE WORKER GOES BACK AND, AND

SAYS, WON’T YOU COME FORWARD AND
CONFESS CHRIST? SHE SAID, OH,

NO, I CAN’T DO THAT. IF, I WOULD
BE FRIGHTENED. I, I, I DON’T

WANT TO STAND THERE IN FRONT OF
ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE. CAN’T I BE

SAVED BACK HERE? HE SAID, I’M
SORRY, YOU CAN’T BE SAVED BACK

HERE. NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE
THINKING, BUT YOU LET ME FINISH

THE SERVICE. [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] AND SO, HA, HA, THE THIRD NIGHT,

UH, HE GOES BACK THERE, SHE’S
WEEPING AGAIN, AND HE SAYS,

YOUNG LADY, WON’T YOU COME AND
GIVE YOUR HEART TO JESUS, OPENLY

AND PUBLICLY? SHE SAYS, YES, I
WILL, I WILL! I’ll GO ANYWHERE;

I’ll DO ANYTHING, IF I CAN JUST
HAVE PEACE WITH GOD. HE SAID,

NOW YOU DON’T NEED TO COME TO
THE FRONT, YOU CAN BE SAVED BACK

HERE. [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] NOW,
FOLKS, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING

ABOUT. JESUS SAID, IF YOU’RE
ASHAMED OF ME, I’ll BE ASHAMED.

OF YOU. SO DON’T YOU LET YOUR
PRIDE KEEP YOU FROM COMING. THE

BIBLE SAYS, WHEN WE BELIEVE ON
THE LORD JESUS WE’LL NOT BE

ASHAMED OF [CLAP] HIM. IT IS SO
NEAR, THE WORD IS NIGH THEE,

EVEN IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR
HEART. BUT YOU’VE GOT TO CONFESS

WITH YOUR MOUTH AND BELIEVE WITH
YOUR HEART. AND GOD SAYS, GOD

SAYS THAT YOU’LL BE SAVED. NOW
HERE’S THE THIRD AND FINAL THING

I WANT YOU TO SEE. I WANT YOU TO
SEE NOT ONLY, UH, THE FREENESS

OF IT. CHRIST IS THE END OF THE
LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. AND I

WANT YOU TO SEE NOT ONLY THE
NEARNESS OF IT, HUH, BUT I WANT

YOU TO SEE THE RICHNESS OF IT.
LOOK IF YOU WILL BEGINNING NOW

IN VERSE 12 OF THIS SAME
CHAPTER, IF YOU WILL. OH, THIS

IS SUCH WONDERFUL SCRIPTURE. FOR
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

THE JEW AND THE GREEK, FOR THE
SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO

ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM. MOFFAT
TRANSLATES THAT, HIS BOUNDLESS

RESOURCES ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO
THOSE WHO CALL UPON HIM. FOR

WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE
NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.

THAT’S THE REASON WE PREACHED
LAST WEEK. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT

ANYBODY IS PREDESTINED TO GO TO
HELL. I BELIEVE THAT GOD WANTS

EVERYBODY SAVED. I BELIEVE THAT
WHOSOEVER IS IN THE BIBLE, AND

THE SAME LORD OVER ALL, WHETHER
YOU’RE JEW, OR WHETHER YOU’RE

GREEK, WHETHER YOU’RE THE CHOSEN
RACE OR NOT THE CHOSEN RACE,

WHOEVER YOU ARE, WHEREVER YOU
ARE, IF YOU WILL CALL UPON THE

NAME OF THE LORD, HE WILL SAVE
YOU. AND IF YOU SHOW ME ANYTIME,

ANY PLACE, ANYWHERE, WHERE
ANYBODY EVER COMES TO JESUS IN

REPENTANCE AND FAITH AND HE
DOESN’T SAVE THEM, I’ll CLOSE MY.

BIBLE AND NEVER PREACH AGAIN. I
TELL YOU, HE’LL SAVE YOU, HE

WILL SAVE YOU. FOR WHOSOEVER
SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE

LORD SHALL BE SAVED. NOW, HE IS
RICH, HE’S, RICH UNTO ALL WHO

CALL UPON HIM. I’VE BEEN WALKING
WITH THE LORD NOW SINCE I WAS A

TEENAGE BOY. AND I’ll TELL YOU
THIS, I’VE FAILED HIM SOMETIMES,

BUT HE HAS NEVER FAILED ME. HIS
RESOURCES HAVE BEEN THERE FOR ME

EVERY TIME I’VE CALLED UPON HIM.
I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT; I’M NOT

TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL
RESOURCES, THOUGH HE’S DONE

THAT. I’M TALKING ABOUT THE LIFE
OF GOD THAT’S IN MY HEART. AND,

AND, AND FRIEND, HE HAS MET MY
NEED. FRIENDS ALL AROUND ME ARE

TRYING TO FIND WHAT THE HEART
YEARNS FOR BY SIN UNDERMINED. I

HAVE THE SECRET, I KNOW WHERE
TIS FOUND, ONLY TRUE RICHES IN

JESUS ABOUND. HE IS RICH UNTO
ALL WHO CALL UPON HIM, NOT SOME,

ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO BE SAVED.
NOW, PAUL STARTED OUT TELLING

THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE VERY
RELIGIOUS, WHO HAD A ZEAL FOR

GOD, BUT NOT ACCORDING TO
KNOWLEDGE, THEY NEED TO BE

SAVED. AND YET PAUL HIMSELF,
TALKING ABOUT IT, CALLED HIMSELF

THE CHIEF OF SINNERS, SO WHAT
DOES THAT MEAN? LISTEN TO ME,

THERE’S NOBODY IN THIS BUILDING
TODAY, NOBODY SO GOOD YOU DON’T

NEED TO BE SAVED IF YOU HAVEN’T
BEEN SAVED, [AUDIENCE: AMEN]

SAY, AMEN. NOBODY SO GOOD THAT
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE SAVED IF

YOU HAVEN’T BEEN SAVED. AND
SECONDLY, THERE’S NOBODY SO BAD

THAT YOU CANNOT BE SAVED. SEE,
THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. NOW,

FOLKS, SALVATION IS BY GRACE
THROUGH FAITH, YOU TRUST THE

LORD JESUS. LET ME JUST SHARE
THIS STORY AND I’ll BE FINISHED.

TRUE STORY. THERE WAS A
PREACHER, A MINISTER, HA, HA,

AND HE WAS EDUCATED IN A
SEMINARY, VERY RELIGIOUS. HE

WAS, HE WAS A SOCALLED
CHRISTIAN MINISTER, BUT HE’S

WHAT WE CALL A LIBERAL. NOW,
WHEN I MEAN LIBERAL, I DON’T

MEAN HE WAS JUST PROGRESSIVE IN
HIS IDEAS, I MEAN HE DOUBTED

SINCERELY THE BLOOD ATONEMENT,
THE CRUCIFIXION, THE BODILY

RESURRECTION, HE, THE VIRGIN
BIRTH. HE JUST DIDN’T BELIEVE

THESE THINGS. BUT HE WAS ONE OF
THESE MEN THAT HAD A GOOD HEART,

AS MEN HAVE GOOD HEARTS. I’M NOT
TALKING ABOUT A NEW HEART, I’M

JUST TALKING ABOUT HE WAS A
NICE, LOVING GUY. WOULD’VE MADE

A GOOD NEIGHBOR, A GREAT
GRANDDADDY, AND HE JUST LOVED

PEOPLE. WENT ABOUT AS BEST HE
COULD, HELPING HURTING PEOPLE. A

LITTLE GIRL KNOCKED ON HIS DOOR
ONE NIGHT; LATE AT NIGHT. HE

WENT TO THE DOOR AND OPENED THE
DOOR AND THERE WAS A LITTLE

RAGGED GIRL STANDING THERE, A
FRIGHTENED LITTLE GIRL. SHE

SAID, UH, SIR, ARE YOU A
MINISTER? WELL, YES, YOUNG LADY,

I AM. WELL, SIR, ARE YOU A MAN
OF GOD? HUH, WELL I WOULD LIKE

TO THINK I’M A MAN OF GOD.
DARLING, MAY I HELP YOU? SIR,

COULD, COULD YOU, COULD YOU COME
WITH ME AND HELP GET MY MOTHER

IN? WELL, WELL, DARLING, WHAT’S
WRONG WITH YOUR MOTHER, IS SHE,

IS SHE, SHE HASN’T BEEN
DRINKING, IS SHE, HAS SHE? OH,

NO, NO, NO, NO. YOU’VE GOT TO
HELP GET MY MOTHER IN. MY

MOTHER’S DYING. MY MOTHER
DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO GET INTO

HEAVEN. MY MOTHER DOESN’T THINK
SHE HAS LONG TO LIVE. AND MY

MOTHER ASKED ME IF I WOULD GO
FIND A MINISTER TO HELP GET MY

MOTHER IN. SIR, YOU’RE A
MINISTER. YOU’RE A MAN OF GOD.

SIR, COME HELP GET MY MOTHER IN.
WELL, LET’S GO, CHILD. AND HE

WENT DOWN THROUGH THE STREETS
INTO THE BACK PART OF THAT CITY,

DOWN TO A LITTLE HOVEL OF A
HOME. THERE SHE WAS, ON A

DEATHBED, NO NURSES TO ATTEND,
NO DOCTOR THERE, NO HOSPICE.

THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL
WATCHING HER MOTHER DIE. THE

WOMAN LOOKED UP AT THE MINISTER
AND HIS HEART WAS BROKEN. SHE

SAID, ARE YOU A MINISTER? YES,
MADAM. ARE YOU A MAN OF GOD?

WELL, I WANT TO BE. CAN YOU TELL
ME HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN? I’M

DYING. AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE
DID? HE BEGAN TO GIVE HER

PLATITUDES ABOUT GOD’S LOVE,
ABOUT THE GOODNESS OF GOD, ABOUT

THE BEAUTIES OF HEAVEN, ABOUT,
UH, HOW GOD IS MERCIFUL AND ALL

OF THIS, AND HOW IT PAYS TO LIVE
A GODLY LIFE. AND AFTER A WHILE,

SHE JUST SHOOK HER HEAD AT HIM
AND SAID, DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?

I’M DYING. I CAN’T DO ANY OF
THAT! I CAN’T LIVE A GOOD LIFE!

I CAN’T DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS
THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, AND

I’M ABOUT TO DIE! DON’T YOU HAVE
A MESSAGE FOR A DYING WOMAN LIKE

ME? AND THIS MAN REALIZED HE
DIDN’T HAVE A MESSAGE FOR A

WOMAN LIKE THAT. BUT HE
REMEMBERED, AND MOTHERS, I WANT

YOU TO HEAR THIS ON MOTHER’S
DAY, HE REMEMBERED HIS MOTHER,

WHO WAS A GODLY, PRAYING WOMAN,
WHO BELIEVED IN THE OLDTIME

RELIGION. AND HE TOLD HER THE
STORY, NOT REALLY BELIEVING IT

HIMSELF, HOW JESUS CAME TO THIS
EARTH, TOOK OUR SINS AND CARRIED

THEM TO THE CROSS IN AGONY AND
BLOOD AND DIED AND SAID, IT’S

FINISHED, AND PAID THE SIN DEBT,
AND HOW JESUS WALKED OUT OF THE

GRAVE. AND THEN HE TOLD HER, THE
BIBLE SAYS, FOR GOD SO LOVED THE

WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY
BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER

BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT
PERISH BUT SHOULD HAVE

EVERLASTING LIFE.’ AND IF YOU
WILL PRAY AND ASK HIM TO COME

INTO YOUR HEART, HE WILL FORGIVE
YOUR SIN AND HE WILL SAVE YOU.

LATER ON, HERE’S WHAT THAT
PREACHER SAID, AND HERE’S HOW WE

KNOW THE STORY. HE SAID TO A
GROUP OF PREACHERS WHEN HE WAS

GIVING HIS TESTIMONY, HE SAID,
GENTLEMEN, THAT NIGHT THAT LADY

GOT IN AND SO DID I, [AUDIENCE:
AMEN] HA, HA, SO DID I. HA, HA,

I REALIZED THAT MY SOCALLED
RELIGION WAS NOT ENOUGH. I

NEEDED JESUS! AND SO DO YOU.
CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR

RIGHTEOUSNESS TO EVERYONE THAT
BELIEVETH. NOW PAUL’S HEART’S

PRAYER AND HEART DESIRE TO GOD
FOR ISRAEL WAS THAT THEY MIGHT

BE SAVED, AND THAT’S MY DESIRE
FOR YOU TODAY. WOULD YOU BOW

YOUR HEADS IN PRAYER? HEADS ARE
BOWED AND EYES ARE CLOSED.

FATHER, I PRAY, I PRAY NOW THAT
MANY IN THIS DAY, IN THIS ROOM,

IN THIS HOUR, WILL GIVE THEIR
HEARTS TO JESUS, AND PEOPLE WHO

ARE LISTENING, WHEREVER IT MAY
BE, WILL COME IN TO YOUR

FULLNESS, OH, LORD, INTO YOUR
RICHNESS. WE THANK YOU, LORD; WE

THANK YOU IN JESUS’ HOLY NAME.
NOW WHILE HEADS ARE BOWED AND

EYES ARE CLOSED, IF YOU WOULD
LIKE TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS

YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, IF YOU
WOULD JUST PRAY AND TELL HIM

THAT YOU’RE A SINNER, THAT YOU
CANNOT SAVE YOURSELF, THAT YOU

BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST PAID
YOUR SIN DEBT ON, ON THE CROSS

WITH HIS BLOOD. AND THEN PRAY
LIKE THIS, LORD JESUS, [THUMP] I

TURN FROM MY SIN TO YOU. I
CONFESS YOU AS LORD. I BELIEVE

THAT GOD RAISED YOU FROM THE
DEAD, AND I TRUST YOU TO SAVE

ME. HELP ME NEVER TO BE ASHAMED
OF YOU. IN YOUR NAME, AMEN.

WELL, AMEN. WHAT THESE HAVE DONE
HERE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL WORSHIP

CENTER, I TRUST THAT MANY OF YOU
ARE DOING. THAT YOU HAVE SAID,

LORD JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART,
FORGIVE MY SINS AND SAVE ME. THE

WONDERFUL TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL
IS, THE BIBLE SAYS, FOR

WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE
NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.

AND SO WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU
ARE DOESN’T MAKE ALL THAT MUCH

DIFFERENCE, IT DOESN’T REALLY
MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE, IF YOU’LL

CALL ON JESUS, AND SAY, LORD
JESUS, SAVE ME. I TRUST YOU’LL

DO IT. AND IF YOU DO, WRITE TO
US AND LET US KNOW, WE’LL SEND

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