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The Cross and Judgement Matter

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October 27, 2019
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Live with Passion with Father Cedric

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The Cross and Judgement Matter

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  • and I want to make sure you're ready.
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  • (gentle music)
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  • Welcome to Live with Passion.
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  • I'm Father Cedric Pisegna.
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  • So glad that you tuned in to the program.
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  • I'm proclaiming to you a series about what really matters.
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  • Let me share with you the gospel from Matthew 25:31.
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  • "When the Son of Man comes in glory and all the angels
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  • "with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
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  • "Before him will be gathered all the nations
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  • "and he will separate them one from another
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  • "as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats,
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  • "and he will place the sheep on his right hand
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  • "and he will place the goats on his left."
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  • I hope you can use your religious imagination on this one.
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  • This is the judgment, the final judgment,
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  • and this is what really matters.
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  • We are all heading toward this, and I as a Catholic priest,
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  • whatever denomination you belong to or don't belong to,
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  • I want to make sure that you get ready.
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  • I used to work with my dad, and my dad was a carpenter.
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  • This was in my teenage years and after high school,
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  • and in the summers I would work with him on the job,
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  • and he was very meticulous, especially when it came
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  • to building the foundation of the house.
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  • We would dig the trenches, and then we'd get out
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  • the plumb bobs and the surveying tools and machines
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  • and the different things.
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  • And I would be there always measuring it,
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  • and it was amazing how meticulous he would be,
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  • exacting he would be.
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  • Finally, after a little while, I'd be looking at my watch
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  • and going, "Dad, I'm getting hungry.
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  • "I want to go to lunch."
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  • And he'd say, "Just wait, wait, we got to get this right."
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  • And we would build that foundation precisely, exactly right.
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  • Why was that?
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  • Because my dad knew, as you probably know,
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  • that if the foundation is out of kilter,
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  • if it's out of whack, then the whole house
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  • is gonna be out of kilter and it will not stand.
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  • That's exactly why Jesus preached about foundations,
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  • and he said, "Build your house on rock."
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  • This is what really matters.
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  • So when the storm comes and the wind blows
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  • and the water rises, your house will stand
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  • because it's built on rock.
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  • And so Jesus taught about foundations,
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  • the foundation that is the gospel, and he talked about
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  • what really matters, and it's having a firm foundation.
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  • What really matters is knowing the truth.
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  • And so Jesus proclaimed to us the truth in Matthew 25.
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  • And he said, "Get ready for this."
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  • He told us about the Last Judgment that will be occurring.
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  • This is depicted, if you've ever seen the Sistine Chapel,
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  • for example, I remember I visited that in Rome one time,
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  • and I stood there, and you go into this room,
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  • and Michelangelo's creation is up on the ceiling.
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  • Then you look at the sanctuary wall and there depicted,
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  • Michelangelo tried his best, the great Last Judgment.
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  • Jesus is there as the judge beneath the damned,
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  • above those saved and in heaven.
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  • And in the Old Testament we hear about the Day of the Lord,
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  • a day of judgment, a day of decision.
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  • In the New Testament from the book of Hebrews
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  • we hear that we die once and then comes the judgment.
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  • Very much discounting reincarnation,
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  • because I think some of you kind of believe in Jesus
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  • and you kind of believe in reincarnation.
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  • Well, that's not what the scripture teaches at all.
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  • There is no reincarnation.
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  • You die once and then comes the judgment.
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  • So this is what really matters, this is clear-cut teaching.
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  • Then in the book of Revelation, of course,
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  • we hear about the Great White Throne Judgment
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  • when all the nations will be gathered.
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  • Think about it, all the billions of people right now,
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  • as you watch this program, 7.6 billion people
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  • on the face of the Earth, and every one of us
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  • will be at that Great White Throne Judgment,
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  • will stand before Jesus as judge.
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  • And then all the people who have ever lived before us,
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  • the billions of people who have ever lived will be there.
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  • And then the billions of people that will live after us
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  • will be at that judgment.
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  • And so what Jesus was teaching is you must be ready.
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  • Build your foundation on me that is the rock
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  • and know that you are heading toward this judgment.
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  • So I remember the old missionaries used to preach
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  • heaven, hell, and death and judgment,
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  • and they call it the four last things,
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  • and maybe we need to bring that back,
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  • because people today are kind of getting wishy-washy
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  • because they don't know where they're heading.
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  • Well, I can tell you where we're heading.
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  • And this series is about all that matters,
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  • and that's why I'm choosing to talk about the judgment.
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  • I can tell you where you're heading.
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  • You're heading toward the judgment, and as a pastor
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  • of your soul, I want to make sure that you are ready,
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  • and I'm gonna help you to get ready.
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  • The criteria for this judgment, if I read the whole parable,
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  • not even parable, the whole story in Matthew 25,
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  • was how you treat people.
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  • You remember that when you visit people in prison
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  • or the sick or those who are dying, you're visiting Jesus.
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  • And when you don't do that, you're not visiting Jesus.
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  • I have a friend of mine whose name is Charlie Wargel.
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  • I met him on a mission that I preached.
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  • And he gave his life to Christ.
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  • And he believes that he will stand before him
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  • one day in judgment.
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  • And because he gave his life to Christ
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  • and experienced salvation at the cross,
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  • he has changed his life, and he has dedicated his life
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  • to reaching out to other people.
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  • He used to be a General Motors executive.
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  • He lives up in Michigan,
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  • and made a good living doing that.
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  • When he retired from GM, he got involved
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  • with a very loving organization called Habitat for Humanity.
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  • In fact, he became a director, a lay director at no cost.
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  • They did not pay him any salary for Habitat for Humanity.
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  • He was an engineer, so he used to design cars.
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  • Now he started designing houses.
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  • This is an organization that reaches out to the poorest
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  • of the poor to help them to build their homes
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  • so that they'll have a place to live.
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  • He got involved with that.
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  • He worked with them for many years
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  • building houses, helping people.
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  • Years ago President Bush, when he was president,
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  • landed in Saginaw, Michigan.
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  • Charlie was voted Volunteer of the Year
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  • because of his outreach to so many people
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  • on so many different levels there in Saginaw
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  • that actually the president, when he came off the plane,
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  • wasn't met with a political figure.
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  • The first person to meet the president off the plane
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  • was Charlie Wargel, my friend.
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  • Spent three minutes with President Bush
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  • at the bottom of the plane talking to him about Habitat,
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  • getting to know the president a little bit.
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  • All the cameras were trained onto them.
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  • And right before he was to leave, he shook
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  • the president's hand, and unbeknownst to everybody else,
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  • Charlie gave him something.
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  • And what he gave him was, I don't know if you've ever
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  • seen these, it's called a cross in your pocket.
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  • And he gave it to the president,
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  • and it had to do with announcing that we are saved
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  • by the cross of Christ.
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  • And later on I said to Charlie, I said,
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  • "Charlie, you're the only one I know that would ever
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  • "evangelize the President of the United States."
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  • And he's like that because he believes in the cross.
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  • He believes that Jesus died for his sins.
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  • And really that is the criteria for the Last Judgment,
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  • that we've accepted Jesus as our Lord, and because of that,
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  • we then want to love people and reach out to people.
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  • And that, Jesus said, everybody on the face of the Earth
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  • is gonna stand before him one day
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  • and be judged on our deeds.
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  • It's very, very important.
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  • I remember one time I was preaching
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  • at a church in Orlando, Florida,
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  • and I wanted to kind of wake the people up.
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  • The scripture that day had to do with judgment.
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  • And I said, you know, what can I do?
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  • I want to make sure that they get the intensity,
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  • how essential the judgment is,
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  • what really matters in life.
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  • So what I did is this.
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  • Big crowded church, about a thousand people,
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  • I processed in with a sign,
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  • and it said, "The judgment is now."
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  • And I mean, people are like, what in the world is this?
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  • The judgment is now.
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  • Maybe you've seen people out in the streets,
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  • it says, "The judgment is now," or "Get ready
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  • "for the judgment," that kind of thing.
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  • That's what I did, I went right in the church with that
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  • and I processed out with it.
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  • They may not have remembered what I said in my sermon,
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  • but they remember that sign that the judgment is now.
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  • And where did I get that?
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  • Well, not the sign itself, where did I get that idea?
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  • I got it right from the gospel of John.
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  • The gospel of John has something called,
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  • here comes a theological term, get ready for this.
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  • Learned this in the seminary.
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  • Something called a realized eschatology.
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  • Eschatology has to do with the theology
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  • about the end times.
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  • A realized eschatology, and this is what the gospel of John
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  • gives us, a realized eschatology tells us
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  • that the judgment is not only coming at the end of time,
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  • the judgment is coming now.
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  • And that's exactly what it says in the gospel of John.
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  • For example, it'll say the light has come into the world,
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  • this is the judgment, right from the gospel of John.
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  • This is the judgment, the light has come into the world,
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  • and people prefer darkness rather than the light.
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  • And then of course as Moses lifted up the serpent
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  • in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up
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  • on the cross, that whoever believes in him
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  • wouldn't be condemned, and whoever does not believe
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  • is condemned for not believing in the Son of God.
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  • So in other words, in many different places
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  • in the gospel of John, he gives us this theology
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  • that the judgment isn't only on the last day
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  • when Jesus comes again in glory,
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  • the Great White Throne Judgment, it's even now.
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  • This is a realized eschatology.
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  • So it's by our choices and our decisions right now
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  • that we are determining our judgment.
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  • This is so crucial, and I hope you can understand this.
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  • And especially our choices regarding the Passion,
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  • regarding the crucifix, regarding Jesus.
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  • As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
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  • remember what happened?
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  • They were snake bit in the desert,
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  • Moses lifted up the serpent, and all who just looked
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  • at that serpent were healed.
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  • As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
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  • so must the Son of Man be lifted up that whosoever believes
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  • wouldn't perish but have eternal life.
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  • Just by looking, see, a crucifix is a symbol
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  • of the actual Passion of Jesus.
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  • It's not the crucifix that has power,
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  • it's the Passion of Jesus, which by the way,
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  • every time we celebrate mass in the Catholic Church,
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  • that's what we're celebrating,
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  • the once-and-for-all death of Jesus on the cross.
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  • That's what mass is, it's not a sacrifice
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  • over and over and over again,
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  • it's the once-and-for-all sacrifice, being renewed,
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  • being brought right into the present.
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  • So I'm inviting you just to simply believe,
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  • look at a crucifix, look at Jesus crucified, and believe.
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  • You see what I'm wearing here, this is my Passionist habit.
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  • I belong to a community, could've joined the Franciscans
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  • or the Jesuits or the Dominicans,
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  • or so many other religious communities
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  • in the Catholic Church.
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  • I decided to join the Passionists.
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  • We have a dedication to he Passion of Christ.
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  • We were founded by Saint Paul Daneo,
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  • Saint Paul of the Cross, who taught us to meditate
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  • on the Passion as a way of getting close to God.
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  • And by meditating upon the Passion
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  • and by proclaiming the Passion, people are saved.
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  • I wear on my heart, you'll see a heart with a cross above it
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  • and the words are the Passion of Jesus Christ.
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  • This is my first vow, I'm doing it right now.
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  • I am proclaiming the Passion and I meditate on the Passion
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  • on Good Friday, of course, on every Friday
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  • when Jesus has died.
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  • I walk the Stations of the Cross, I read the scriptures
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  • about the Passion, I think about Jesus crucified.
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  • We have a saying, "May the Passion of our Lord be always
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  • "in our hearts," because it's that Passion that saves us.
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  • Paul of the Cross said something that I really love.
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  • He said, " Look at a crucifix
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  • "and let it preach you a sermon."
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  • Just look at a crucifix, look at a cross.
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  • If you're not Catholic, just look at a cross
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  • and let it preach you a sermon.
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  • What will it say?
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  • I came to save you, I love you,
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  • I gave my life for you.
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  • Remember, he didn't send his Son, God didn't send his Son
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  • into the world to condemn the world,
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  • rather that the world might be saved through him.
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  • So I wanted to share with you that the cross is crucial.
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  • For the cross is the crux.
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  • I'm talking about what really matters.
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  • It's the cross that saves us from condemnation,
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  • and we're all heading toward the Last Judgment,
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  • and the judgment is now, your decision, your choice
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  • about the cross determines everything.
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  • I really love Billy Graham.
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  • I watched Billy Graham growing up,
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  • and what I loved about him was this.
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  • He would be there in a stadium full of people,
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  • and I thought to myself, you know, and he's preaching,
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  • and I thought to myself, if that was me preaching,
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  • you know me, I use a lot of stories and I use a lot
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  • of humor and I try to get people engaged.
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  • There he is up in front of all these people
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  • and he's talking about the cross.
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  • Just about every sermon that Billy Graham ever preached,
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  • he always talks about the cross.
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  • That's what Paul the Apostle did.
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  • Remember what he said?
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  • He said, "I have determined to preach Christ
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  • "and him crucified."
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  • You know what happened to Paul the Apostle?
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  • He went to Athens, and he tried to preach
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  • about the resurrection.
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  • This is at the Areopagus.
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  • I've been to the Areopagus, it's in Athens.
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  • It's a place where they used to have meetings,
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  • and philosophers would talk, and they would talk
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  • about all different things and new philosophies.
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  • And so Paul comes with this new philosophy
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  • about the resurrection, and really the sermon
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  • didn't really work.
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  • It's like they said
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  • we'll hear you about this some other time.
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  • So now he goes to Corinth, Paul does,
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  • and he learned from his mistakes,
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  • and I've done the same thing in my preaching,
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  • you learn from your mistakes.
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  • And he said, "I've decided to preach nothing among you
  • 00:16:03.230 --> 00:16:05.270
  • "except Christ and him crucified,"
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  • because the resurrection is good and it's true,
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  • but it's the cross that saves.
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  • And the resurrection is the verification of the cross,
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  • the vindication of the cross.
  • 00:16:16.070 --> 00:16:19.090
  • So Billy Graham would always preach about the cross,
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  • and I would look at him and I'd say, you know,
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  • this is not really engaging material,
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  • but yet thousands would come forward
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  • to make that decision for Christ
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  • as he made his altar call.
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  • And I thought to myself, there's power
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  • in the proclamation of the cross.
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  • Billy Graham put it this way.
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  • There's inbuilt power in the gospel.
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  • That's exactly what Paul the Apostle said.
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  • He said the gospel is the power of God unto salvation.
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  • So there's power in the preached word.
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  • You don't even have to use a bunch of stories
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  • and all the other thing, the cross alone stands
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  • as a witness of the power of God.
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  • It's the judgment of God upon the world.
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  • I'm inviting you to make a new decision
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  • and a re-decision toward the cross.
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  • I want you to know that you are saved by the cross.
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:15.260
  • And you might be thinking, wait a minute,
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  • I'm Catholic, you can't know that you're saved.
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  • Well, let me share this with you.
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  • Our Pope is Francis, and he's so quotable.
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  • He wrote an apostolic exhortation for young people.
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  • This is a great teaching in the church.
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  • And he called this apostolic exhortation "Christ Lives."
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  • It's a pretty long exhortation.
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  • In the exhortation, one of the chapters,
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  • he talks about what's essential.
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  • In other words, you know what I'm doing here.
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  • This whole series is about what really matters.
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  • Talked about the Holy Spirit.
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  • I've talked about giving your life to Christ.
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  • I talk about the cross and judgment.
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  • What really matters, I talked about prayer.
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  • I'm trying to really give you what's essential.
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  • And the Pope, in this apostolic exhortation to young people,
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  • and as he put it, to all the people of God,
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  • he said this is what's essential.
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  • Number one, Christ has been raised from the dead.
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  • That's why he named it "Christ Lives."
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  • And then he said God loves you, this is what's essential.
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  • And then the third thing, Christ came to save you.
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  • What does that tell me?
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  • Yes, as a Catholic, you can know salvation
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  • through the cross.
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  • I've experienced it, I want you to experience it.
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  • And even if you're not Catholic, you can experience it.
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  • Even if you're not going to church you can experience it.
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  • I experienced it when I wasn't going to church,
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  • and then I came back to church.
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  • And that's simply making a decision for Jesus
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  • that he died for me personally on the cross,
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  • that I can know eternal life.
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  • By the way, eternal life isn't just
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  • the quantity when we die.
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  • It's a new quality.
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  • It's called in the Greek Zoe, Zoe life.
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  • Zoe means that quality of life that is God.
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  • That's eternal life.
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  • And so the gospel of John says that you can know
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  • eternal life now, that's that realized eschatology,
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  • that you don't just have to wait till you die.
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  • And people say, "How can you know that you're saved
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  • "and on the way to heaven?"
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  • Because you experience the Zoe life now.
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  • You have this new quality of life, not only the peace
  • 00:19:30.270 --> 00:19:34.010
  • and the joy, but the presence of the Holy Spirit
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  • that is the beginning, Paul tells us the foretaste
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  • the guarantee the down payment of eternal life.
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  • That's what salvation is, a relationship, the Zoe life,
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  • a relationship with the Holy Spirit
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  • that comes because Jesus died for us on the cross.
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  • Blood and water flowed out of his side.
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  • That's that washing, cleansing new life
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  • that comes through the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:19:59.040 --> 00:20:01.080
  • So the Pope said, I want to quote just a couple things.
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  • "Christ came to save you."
  • 00:20:04.160 --> 00:20:07.030
  • He said, "Christ out of love sacrificed himself completely
  • 00:20:07.030 --> 00:20:11.000
  • "on the cross to save you."
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:12.270
  • And then he said, "Look to the cross.
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  • "Cling to him, let Jesus save you.
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:19.070
  • "Keep your eyes fixed on the outstretched arms of the cross,
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  • "of Christ crucified, and be saved."
  • 00:20:23.120 --> 00:20:26.280
  • Wow, sometimes I'll walk the Stations of the Cross.
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  • First station of the cross, if you've ever seen it,
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  • Jesus is condemned.
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  • He stood before Pontius Pilate and he was condemned.
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  • That was my condemnation that he bore
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  • when he stood there before Pontius Pilate.
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  • He was innocent.
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  • He was blameless.
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  • The spotless Lamb slain.
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  • But he stood there on my behalf.
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  • You must know this, for our transgressions he was wounded.
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  • He was bruised for our sins it says in Isaiah 53.
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  • So he was condemned.
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  • And I love what it says in Romans 8:1.
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  • There is now, remember, I'm talking about
  • 00:21:10.230 --> 00:21:13.170
  • realized eschatology, there is now therefore
  • 00:21:13.170 --> 00:21:17.110
  • no condemnation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus.
  • 00:21:17.110 --> 00:21:20.290
  • That is so good, no more condemnation, no more judgment,
  • 00:21:20.290 --> 00:21:25.290
  • no more hell, no more misery.
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  • We have been justified, put right with God.
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:35.020
  • We have been saved, we have eternal life in us now,
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  • we're on the way to eternal life.
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  • The judgment will simply be the verification,
  • 00:21:39.140 --> 00:21:42.170
  • the ratification, the vindication of our lives as believers.
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  • And heaven awaits us.
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  • Eternal life will last forever with God in heaven,
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:53.250
  • but it's already begun.
  • 00:21:53.250 --> 00:21:55.080
  • As I said, it's that Zoe life, that new life that comes
  • 00:21:55.080 --> 00:21:59.020
  • through the cross, the peace, the joy,
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:22:02.230
  • the intimacy with God, the anointing with the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:22:02.230 --> 00:22:06.130
  • And I want you to have that life.
  • 00:22:06.130 --> 00:22:07.260
  • Some of you have been watching my program for years,
  • 00:22:07.260 --> 00:22:10.230
  • and you don't know salvation.
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:13.080
  • Well, I want you to make a decision,
  • 00:22:13.080 --> 00:22:16.130
  • and that's just what it is, you simply decide that,
  • 00:22:16.130 --> 00:22:21.020
  • yes, I believe, Jesus, that you died for me.
  • 00:22:21.020 --> 00:22:24.190
  • Jesus, I believe that you suffered for me.
  • 00:22:24.190 --> 00:22:27.190
  • Jesus, I believe that you went to the cross
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  • for me personally, and you just simply say,
  • 00:22:29.140 --> 00:22:33.160
  • I give my heart to you.
  • 00:22:33.160 --> 00:22:34.280
  • I wanted to share with you a song that I heard about
  • 00:22:36.120 --> 00:22:39.010
  • from Carrie Underwood, Carrie Underwood, you know,
  • 00:22:39.010 --> 00:22:41.280
  • she won "American Idol," and she's a tremendous
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:44.160
  • country-western singer, sells out stadiums everywhere.
  • 00:22:44.160 --> 00:22:48.240
  • And she sings this song about a woman
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  • who was in a car accident, and her car slid on black ice,
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  • and it spun out of control.
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  • In the back seat was her infant girl.
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  • And she sings, "From now on, Jesus take the wheel.
  • 00:23:00.180 --> 00:23:05.180
  • "Take it from my hand because I can't do it on my own.
  • 00:23:07.000 --> 00:23:11.020
  • "I'm letting go."
  • 00:23:11.290 --> 00:23:13.070
  • Can I invite you to have Jesus take the wheel
  • 00:23:14.270 --> 00:23:17.210
  • of your life right now and to let go the best that you can?
  • 00:23:17.210 --> 00:23:22.200
  • He will take charge of your life,
  • 00:23:23.230 --> 00:23:26.140
  • and he'll change you from the inside out.
  • 00:23:26.140 --> 00:23:29.110
  • That's becoming a new creation.
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:30.270
  • In fact, Paul says that in Galatians 6.
  • 00:23:30.270 --> 00:23:35.050
  • All that matters, and that's what we're talking about
  • 00:23:35.050 --> 00:23:36.290
  • right now, all that matters
  • 00:23:36.290 --> 00:23:38.230
  • is that you become a new creation.
  • 00:23:38.230 --> 00:23:41.170
  • Ezekiel, Jeremiah prophesized this years ago
  • 00:23:41.170 --> 00:23:45.070
  • when they said, "I will take out of your heart
  • 00:23:45.070 --> 00:23:47.120
  • "that stony heart and give you a natural heart.
  • 00:23:47.120 --> 00:23:50.220
  • "You will know God.
  • 00:23:50.220 --> 00:23:51.290
  • "You will have a will toward God,
  • 00:23:52.270 --> 00:23:55.080
  • "and I want you to be born again and to be saved."
  • 00:23:55.080 --> 00:23:58.070
  • So simply surrender the wheel of your heart to God,
  • 00:23:58.070 --> 00:24:03.090
  • take your hands off the wheel,
  • 00:24:04.050 --> 00:24:05.210
  • and Jesus will guide your life and direct your life.
  • 00:24:05.210 --> 00:24:08.230
  • I am so glad that you tuned in to this special program
  • 00:24:08.230 --> 00:24:11.140
  • 'cause I've talked about all that matters,
  • 00:24:11.140 --> 00:24:13.130
  • and what matters?
  • 00:24:13.130 --> 00:24:14.210
  • That you will be coming before God in judgment,
  • 00:24:14.210 --> 00:24:17.200
  • but because of your decision, because of your surrender,
  • 00:24:17.200 --> 00:24:21.280
  • you will be right with God and live with him forever.
  • 00:24:21.280 --> 00:24:24.160
  • And more than that, and in addition to that,
  • 00:24:24.160 --> 00:24:27.170
  • you will have this new birth in your heart
  • 00:24:27.170 --> 00:24:29.200
  • and know eternal life even now.
  • 00:24:30.180 --> 00:24:33.160
  • Don't just live, live with passion.
  • 00:24:33.160 --> 00:24:35.250
  • (gentle music)
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  • With all my heart as a Catholic priest,
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:40.280
  • I want you to be ready for the Last Judgment.
  • 00:24:40.280 --> 00:24:45.120
  • We are saved by the blood of the cross.
  • 00:24:45.120 --> 00:24:47.140
  • Got a letter from a woman, she said,
  • 00:24:47.140 --> 00:24:49.230
  • "Father, thank you for your program, 'Live with Passion.'
  • 00:24:49.230 --> 00:24:52.080
  • "You talked about being free."
  • 00:24:52.080 --> 00:24:54.050
  • And she said, "When I watched your program,
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  • I was free, delivered from a bondage of a 25-year problem."
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  • Wow, that's what the cross does.
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  • It frees us, it forgives us, it saves us.
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  • I wrote a book called "Live Passionately."
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  • First book I ever wrote.
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  • And I wrote it because I wanted people to come to read
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  • and to understand what salvation is.
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  • I wrote it because I wanted you to become a new creation.
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  • On the front of it I put a butterfly.
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  • And of course a butterfly goes through a metamorphosis.
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  • We are new creations.
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  • As I said, Galatians 6, all that matters
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  • is that you become a new creation.
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  • Please get this book, you'll love the stories in it.
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  • It will help you to receive salvation.
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  • Talks all about the cross.
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  • All you gotta do is call that number or write me
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  • at that address, log on to my website.
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  • And whenever you do anything like that,
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  • when you purchase my books, my CDs, or my DVDs,
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  • it supports my program to air on the radio and on television
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  • and on the internet all around the world.
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  • Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance
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  • for your purchases.
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  • Don't just live, live with passion.
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  • - [Announcer] God is good all the time.
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  • People everywhere are being transformed
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  • Father Cedric is a Catholic priest
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  • with a professed vow of poverty.
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  • Be assured that the money from your purchases will be used
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  • An operator will help you.
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  • Or write Father Cedric at 430 Bunker Hill Road,
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  • Houston, Texas 77024.
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