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Episode: “Infusion”
Sandra and Jeff discuss all of Paul’s writings in the context of his life events. Viewers are encouraged to accept Christ and get into a Bible-believing church. More letters from viewers are reviewed.
Series: “In The Footsteps of The Rabbi From Tarsus (intermission)”
Intermission episodes from the In The Footsteps of The Rabbi From Tarsus series

Caption transcript for In The Footsteps of The Rabbi From Tarsus (intermission): “Infusion” (3/3)

  • 00:03 WITH DR. JEFFERY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 01:01 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 01:03 JEFFERY SEIF HERE WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 01:05 SHALOM AND WELCOME BACK TO
  • 01:07 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE RABBI FROM TARSUS.
  • 01:10 WE'VE LOOKED AT PAUL BEING INTRUSIVE,
  • 01:12 WE'VE LOOKED AT PAUL BEING INCLUSIVE, AND NOW YOU'RE GONNA LOOK AT PAUL BEING?
  • 01:17 INFUSIVE.
  • 01:18 INFUSIVE.
  • 01:18 INFUSION.
  • 01:20 BRINGING IN LIFE.
  • 01:21 THERE'S SO MUCH IN THE WORLD THAT SUCKS LIFE OUT OF PEOPLE. >>OH, YEAH.
  • 01:26 YOU'VE BEEN AROUND,
  • 01:27 YEAH YOU SOUND LIKE YOU'VE BEEN AROUND THOSE PEOPLE BEFORE.
  • 01:29 NO, BUT DON'T YOU HEAR YOU NEWS EVERYTHING IS BAD.
  • 01:31 THE ECONOMY'S BAD, THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS BAD, THE MIDDLE EAST IS BAD.
  • 01:36 EVERYTHING IS BAD. WHERE IS THE GOOD NEWS? THAT'S I WANT.
  • 01:40 THERE'S REPRESSED, SUPPRESSED, OPPRESSED, WHAT CAN IMPRESS? >>YES, RIGHT.
  • 01:43 PAUL WAS GOOD ABOUT THAT.
  • 01:46 I WANT YOU TO OPEN UP YOUR BIBLES PLEASE TO 2ND CORINTHIANS.
  • 01:49 AND I WANNA ASK A QUESTION,
  • 01:51 AS WE'RE LOOKING IN THE 4TH CHAPTER, THE 8TH VERSE,
  • 01:54 WHAT KIND OF PERSON CAN SPEAK LIKE THIS?
  • 01:57 THE RABBI FROM TARSUS SAYS,
  • 02:06 MOST PEOPLE CAN RELATE TO BEING PRESSED, BUT WHAT DO YOU MEAN NOT BROKEN AMIDST IT ALL?
  • 02:10 WE'RE PERPLEXED.
  • 02:11 WE DON'T KNOW WHY THINGS HAPPEN AS THEY DO, BUT WE DON'T GIVE UP AND QUIT.
  • 02:17 WAIT, MOST ARE PERPLEXED AND THEY DO EVENTUALLY WIND UP GIVING UP AND QUITTING.
  • 02:26 PEOPLE CAN RELATE TO THAT, THEY HAVE ENEMIES, BUT HE SAYS GOD NEVER ABANDONS,
  • 02:30 WE GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT WE GET UP AGAIN AND KEEP GOING.
  • 02:35 SANDRA DOES THIS MAN HAVE SOMETHING?
  • 02:38 IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU CAN TAKE IT OUT OF TODAY'S POP PSYCHOLOGY BOOKS.
  • 02:42 THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY, EXACTLY AND YET HERE HE SAYS,
  • 02:46 BUT WE DON'T FALL DOWN WE STAY UP BECAUSE OF WHY?
  • 02:49 BECAUSE OF GOD.
  • 02:50 YES, THIS PERSON IS, HE'S CAUGHT IN A WEB OF INTRIGUE
  • 02:56 AND CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE FOREVER PRESSING AGAINST HIM.
  • 03:00 BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING CAME INTO THE RABBI FROM TARSUS
  • 03:04 AND GAVE HIM A KIND OF LIFE
  • 03:07 THAT HELPED HIM GET THE BETTER OF THE FORCES OF ANTILIFE.
  • 03:11 WELL, THINK ABOUT WHAT HE WENT THROUGH; THE SHIPWRECKS, THE BEATINGS,
  • 03:14 THE HUMILIATION, THE BEING THROWN...
  • 03:17 TALK ABOUT TROUBLES, THIS GUY HAD TROUBLES.
  • 03:20 UNBELIEVABLE WHAT WE...
  • 03:22 NONE, NOTHING COMPARES TO WHAT WE HAVE, NOTHING.
  • 03:25 THAT'S RIGHT AND LATER ON IN THIS SAME BOOK,
  • 03:27 2ND CORINTHIANS HE GETS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL
  • 03:29 AND HE UNDERSCORES HIS SHIPWRECKS
  • 03:32 AND HIS MISERIES AND ABANDONMENTS.
  • 03:35 IT REALLY MAKES ME, IT HUMBLES ME MORE THAN ANYTHING.
  • 03:38 I THINK SO SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE WHAT I SAY, THIS GUY WAS BEATEN FOR WHAT HE BELIEVED.
  • 03:45 BEATEN, SHIPWRECKED, HUMILIATED.
  • 03:48 I MEAN I HAVE NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT, I REALLY DON'T.
  • 03:51 WELL THE RABBI FROM TARSUS HAD A LIFE
  • 03:55 THAT AT ONE LEVEL IS LESS THAN DESIRABLE,
  • 03:59 ON THE OTHER HAND AMIDST THE TURBULENCE OF TRYING TIMES
  • 04:04 HE SHOWED HIMSELF TO POSSESS SOMETHING.
  • 04:06 SOMETHING THAT TODAY PEOPLE ARE IN NEED OF.
  • 04:11 AND THIS RABBI FROM TARSUS SAID THAT
  • 04:14 THE SAME LORD IS LORD OF ALL.
  • 04:16 AND THAT HE BESTOWS HIS RICHES UPON ALL WHO CALL UPON HIM.
  • 04:22 AND THE REASON WHY I NOTE THAT IS,
  • 04:25 IN AS MUCH AS THIS RABBI FROM TARSUS WAS PROLIFIC HIMSELF,
  • 04:30 HIS WRITINGS, THE WAY THAT YOU READ HIM
  • 04:33 AND ARE INTRODUCED TO LIFE THROUGH HIM.
  • 04:36 ALL OF THIS COMES BECAUSE SOMETHING HAPPENED TO HIM.
  • 04:40 AND THE SAME HAPPENING TO PAUL CAN HAPPEN TO ALL.
  • 04:45 SANDRA, PEOPLE NEED THIS GOOD NEWS.
  • 04:48 AND WHAT ELSE DID HE SAY?
  • 04:50 FOR ME TO LIFE, I LIVE, FOR ME TO DIE IS GAIN.
  • 04:52 HE KNEW EVERYTHING.
  • 04:55 HE KNEW WHERE HE WAS GOING, HE WAS OK WITH HIS LIFE.
  • 04:57 I'VE LEARN TO BE HAPPY IN WANT,
  • 04:59 I'VE LEARNED TO BE HAPPY IN EVERYTHING.
  • 05:01 HE HAD THE ANSWER THAT EVERYBODY'S LOOKING FOR.
  • 05:05 HE HAD THE ANSWER.
  • 05:06 YES AND I WANNA TAKE A MOMENT TO TELL YOU WHEN HE GOT THAT ANSWER.
  • 05:11 BECAUSE LUKE REFERENCES IT 3 TIMES WHEN HE TELLS THE STORY OF PAUL'S JOURNEYS.
  • 05:17 PAUL LITERALLY WAS KNOCKED OFF OF HIS HORSE.
  • 05:22 PAUL HAD A RADICAL ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS AND HE CAME OUT OF IT A NEW MAN.
  • 05:30 AND IT'S INTERESTING THAT THE STORY WAS PRECIPITATED BY THE WORDS,
  • 05:34 PAUL, PAUL OR SAUL WHY DO YOU PERSECUTE ME?
  • 05:38 JESUS WAS SPEAKING TO HIM AND IT MAY VERY WELL BE THAT THERE ARE SOME THAT AREN'T LIVING RIGHT
  • 05:45 AND RIGHT NOW YOU CAN HEAR THE LORD KNOCKING ON YOUR HEART SAYING, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
  • 05:53 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT ON THE OTHER END OF A PRAYER THERE'S A NEW LIFE AVAILABLE TO YOU.
  • 05:59 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THE LORD CAN INFUSE YOU WITH THE SAME THING THAT HE INFUSED PAUL WITH,
  • 06:06 AND THAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 06:09 AND BY VIRTUE OF YOUR BEING IN POSSESSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 06:13 WHAT HAPPENS IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WINDS UP GETTING POSSESSION OF YOU.
  • 06:17 YOUR SINS, YOUR FOIBLES BEGIN TO PEEL AWAY AS THE NEW PERSON WITHIN YOU GROWS,
  • 06:24 AND PRESSES AGAINST THOSE HABITS THAT NEED TO GO.
  • 06:28 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE'S A NEW LIFE.
  • 06:30 PAUL GOT IT,
  • 06:31 SANDRA LEVITT GOT IT, JEFFERY SEIF GOT IT,
  • 06:34 AND IT'S AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE IF FOLK WOULD BUT ASK.
  • 06:39 I AGREE.
  • 06:40 AND IT'S NOT THAT WE DON'T HAVE TROUBLES,
  • 06:42 IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS OR MISERY OR ANYTHING,
  • 06:45 IT'S THAT I KNOW THERE IS A LIGHT
  • 06:49 AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL,
  • 06:50 I KNOW WHERE MY REDEMPTION IS,
  • 06:51 I KNOW THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL.
  • 06:54 RIGHT THERE'S A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL,
  • 06:56 BUT IT'S NOT A TRAIN COMING. >>OH, NO
  • 06:58 AND FOR WHICH WE'RE GRATEFUL.
  • 06:59 YES, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE SEE GOD AS THE TRAIN COMING,
  • 07:02 CAUSE THEY KNOW THEY'RE NOT LIVING RIGHT,
  • 07:03 BUT THEY THINK GOD'S GONNA COME AND JUST OVERRUN THEM.
  • 07:06 THERE IS A POINT IN TIME WHEN HE'S GOING TO COME, NOT TO DEAL WITH SIN,
  • 07:11 BUT TO SAVE THOSE WHO ARE EAGERLY WAITING FOR HIM.
  • 07:15 BUT NOW IS THE TIME WHEN HE COMES TO YOU FORGIVING,
  • 07:18 GRACIOUS AS THE GENTLE SHEPHERD AS THE SAVIOR WANTING TO LEAD YOU TO A NEW WORLD.
  • 07:25 FRIENDS WHY DON'T YOU TAKE HIM UP ON THAT OFFER?
  • 07:28 IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW AND YOU'D LIKE OUR HELP, YOU CAN CONTACT US VIA:
  • 07:38 AT:
  • 07:41 WE HAVE GOSPEL LITERATURE, WE'RE THRILLED TO GET IT TO YOU.
  • 07:45 WE HAVE MAGAZINES WE'RE HAPPY TO SEND TO YOU FOR THE ASKING.
  • 07:49 WE HAVE BOOKS AND OTHER KINDS OF THINGS,
  • 07:52 BUT RIGHT NOW LET ME COMMEND TO YOU THE GREATEST BOOK OF ALL.
  • 07:54 SANDRA AND I WILL BE EXPLORING IT AS WE CONTINUE.
  • 07:58 AS WE COME BACK IN A MOMENT AND CONSIDER THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF THE RABBI FROM TARSUS.
  • 08:06 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 08:10 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER THE LEVITT LETTER.
  • 08:12 WHEN YOU CALL, BE SURE TO ALSO ASK FOR OUR FREE CATALOGUE WITH LATEST VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC.
  • 08:19 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, "THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES" INCLUDES:
  • 08:23 READING PACKETS, TEACHING CDs, AND MAIL IN TESTS.
  • 08:27 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL AND PETRA.
  • 08:30 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN, VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 08:34 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 08:39 THE GREEKS HAVE A SAYING,
  • 08:40 "FIVE SENSES TO ADORE, ONE COUNTRY TO EXPLORE."
  • 08:45 JEFF WE'RE EXPLORING GREECE.
  • 08:46 WE'RE STANDING HERE IN CORINTH,
  • 08:47 IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL, I WANT EVERYONE TO COME SEE IT.
  • 08:50 WELL YOU HEARD WHAT THE LADY SAID.
  • 08:52 COME TO CORINTH AND WALK IN PAUL'S FOOTSTEPS.
  • 08:55 IT'S A GOOD EXPERIENCE, ISN'T IT?
  • 08:56 IT WOULD BE OUR PLEASURE TO SHOW YOU GREECE.
  • 08:58 ALL THE BIBLE SIGHTS COME ALIVE
  • 09:00 WHEN YOU SEE THEM IN PERSON.
  • 09:03 JEFF THEY COME ALIVE.
  • 09:04 I'M SO EXCITED TO SHOW PEOPLE
  • 09:05 GREECE AND ISRAEL.
  • 09:06 I'M SO EXCITED.
  • 09:07 YES, YOU'LL LOVE IT.
  • 09:09 IT'LL BE INFORMATIONAL, INSPIRATIONAL.
  • 09:12 BE TRANSFORMED WITH THE TRANSATLANTIC TRIP HERE
  • 09:15 AND WALK IN THE BIBLE LANDS.
  • 09:20 WE'D LOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE BIBLE LANDS.
  • 09:24 BUT SANDRA REALIZES AND I REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYONE CAN GO.
  • 09:28 BECAUSE WHEN YOU OPEN UP THE BIBLE YOU'RE VISITING THE BIBLE WORLD,
  • 09:35 WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT, YOU'RE GOING BACK IN TIME 2000 YEARS.
  • 09:38 YOU'RE LOOKING AT A STORY THAT TOOK PLACE IN ISRAEL AND GREECE IN DIFFERENT PARTS,
  • 09:41 BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE CAN GO THERE PHYSICALLY,
  • 09:44 YOU CAN STILL GO THERE THROUGH JOURNEYING IN THE LITERATURE.
  • 09:48 AND IF YOU APPRECIATE OUR MINISTRY AND LIKE OUR HELP IN GOING THERE
  • 09:54 AND BEING YOUR TOUR GUIDE, WHY DON'T YOU VISIT:
  • 10:01 WHY DON'T YOU CALL:
  • 10:04 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WHY NOT SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
  • 10:08 WHERE WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU.
  • 10:10 WE'LL BE YOUR TOUR GUIDES TO THE BIBLICAL WORD
  • 10:13 AND WE'LL SHOW IT TO YOU FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE.
  • 10:20 AND I'M REMINDED OF HOW MUCH PAUL TRAVELED.
  • 10:23 WE REALLY HAVE WALKED IN HIS FOOTSTEPS.
  • 10:25 I LOVED SEEING WHERE HE WAS.
  • 10:27 IT'S BEEN GREAT.
  • 10:28 YES IT IS GREAT AND IT'S A SHAME NOT EVERYONE CAN GO.
  • 10:31 NO IT ISN'T, BUT I'M GLAD
  • 10:33 THAT WE CAN SHOW THEM PAUL THROUGH THE WORD.
  • 10:35 AND SPEAKING OF THE WORD,
  • 10:37 IN ROMANS 8, VERSES 35-39, I LOVE PAUL'S ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 10:40 HE SAYS IN VERSE 35,
  • 10:50 HE KNEW ALL THAT, HE KNEW ALL THAT.
  • 10:53 AND HE GOES, DOWN IN VERSE 39, HE SAYS,
  • 11:04 I'LL TELL YOU WHAT REALLY RESONATES WITH ME WHEN I SEE THIS. >>I LOVE IT.
  • 11:08 PAUL EMPLOYS SELF- DISCLOSURE HERE.
  • 11:13 HE'S TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF WHEN HE'S TALKING ABOUT THIS.
  • 11:16 THIS GUY HAS SEEN THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR. >>OH, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 11:20 NOW HE TALKS ABOUT IT, HIS LIFE ISN'T ALL LIVING IN THE GLORY BARN
  • 11:25 WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT JUST, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT ALL STARDUST
  • 11:28 AND I THINK THERE'S TOO MUCH PHONY, STARDUST PREACHING TODAY
  • 11:33 WHERE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MINISTRY,
  • 11:36 IT'S ABOUT GLITS AND GLAMOR AND PROSPERITY AND POWER.
  • 11:39 THAT IS AN OVERLY SIMPLISTIC TELLING OF THE STORY.
  • 11:43 WE LOVE PAUL BECAUSE WE CAN RELATE TO PAUL.
  • 11:46 AND WE CAN RELATE TO PAUL
  • 11:47 BECAUSE HIS LIFE ISN'T ALL UP THERE ROLLING IN THE MONEY,
  • 11:51 HIS LIFE ROLLING AROUND IN THE DUST OF PAINFUL HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
  • 11:55 WELL AND HE SAYS, IT'S NOT THAT IT'S THE PHYSICAL THAT'S GONNA SEPARATE US,
  • 12:00 IT'S THE SPIRITUAL THAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD.
  • 12:02 ETERNALLY SEPARATES US FROM GOD.
  • 12:04 HE'S DONE THE PHYSICAL, BIG DEAL.
  • 12:06 NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 12:08 WELL HE KNOWS THAT HIS LIFE'S IN GOD'S HAND, ULTIMATELY,
  • 12:13 AND THAT IS THE ONE FACTOR THAT'S NONNEGOTIABLE.
  • 12:16 THAT INTRANSIGENCE, THAT BOLDNESS, THAT STICKING WITH GOD
  • 12:20 AND LET ME TELL YOU, SINCE YOU MENTIONED IT,
  • 12:24 IN OUR CULTURE TODAY WE DON'T HAVE THAT STICK TO ANYTHING.
  • 12:28 PEOPLE DON'T STICK TO MARRIAGE, PEOPLE DON'T STICK TO JOBS, >>THAT'S TRUE.
  • 12:31 PEOPLE DON'T STICK TO GOD, GOING OH YES I NEED HELP IN LIFE
  • 12:34 I'LL GO TO CHURCH JUST FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS,
  • 12:37 IF NOTHING HAPPENS WELL I'M OUTTA HEAR.
  • 12:38 PAUL HAS THAT LEANING IN ON IT AND NOT LETTING GO.
  • 12:41 WHERE IS THAT TODAY?
  • 12:42 I DON'T KNOW.
  • 12:44 I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO GET BACK TO,
  • 12:47 IS THAT KNOWING THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT THERE ARE HEARTACHES,
  • 12:51 IF THERE'S TROUBLES, THAT THERE'S FINANCIAL WOES, THAT THERE'S JOB WOES.
  • 12:54 THAT'S NOTHING.
  • 12:56 WE HAVE SALVATION.
  • 12:58 THAT'S NOT CONTINGENT ON OUR SALVATION, WE'RE GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS.
  • 13:02 WHERE DOES IT SAY IN THE BIBLE THAT WE'RE NOT GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS?
  • 13:05 NOWHERE.
  • 13:06 WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT IF YOU GIVE ME A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY,
  • 13:08 YOU'RE GONNA GET A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY BACK?
  • 13:09 IN FACT, PAUL WAS TOLD, >>NOWHERE
  • 13:11 OR IT WAS TOLD OF PAUL RIGHT AT THE VERY BEGINNING
  • 13:14 THAT THE LORD WAS GONNA SHOW HIM HOW MUCH HE HAD TO SUFFER. >>OH, THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 13:18 NOW I WANNA MAKE THIS POINT AND SPEAK DIRECT TO THE CAMERA ON IT,
  • 13:22 BECAUSE WE'RE A CULTURE OF QUITTERS.
  • 13:23 I LIKE TO SAY PEOPLE MARRY FOR AN IDEAL,
  • 13:27 WE THINK WE GOT A RAW DEAL,
  • 13:28 WE GO SEARCHING FOR A NEW DEAL.
  • 13:30 PEOPLE ARE FOREVER SO DISAPPOINTED IN PEOPLE AND CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 13:33 WE LET GO WAY TOO SOON.
  • 13:36 THAT'S THE BAD NEWS, THE GOOD NEWS AND WE NEED TO KNOW THIS,
  • 13:41 AND I WANT YOU TO SPEAK TO IT IN A MOMENT, SANDRA.
  • 13:43 THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT GOD'S NOT A QUITTER.
  • 13:45 HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON FOR US, HE BELIEVES IN US,
  • 13:48 HE WANTS TO REBUILD US, HE WANTS TO FORGIVE US.
  • 13:51 THOUGH PEOPLE ARE FAITHLESS, GOD IS FAITHFUL
  • 13:55 AND WHAT GOOD NEWS.
  • 13:57 IT SEEMS THAT PAUL WAS INFUSED WITH THAT,
  • 13:59 THAT HE HAD NEW LIFE BECAUSE OF THAT UNDERSTANDING.
  • 14:02 BUT YOU COULD SEE HIS NEW LIFE.
  • 14:04 THAT WAS THE OTHER PART THAT I LIKE ABOUT PAUL
  • 14:07 TALKING ABOUT, I AM A NEW CREATION.
  • 14:09 HE DIDN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT LOOKED WELL,
  • 14:12 WE KNOW HE DIDN'T LOOK WELL, HE HAD BEEN BEATEN.
  • 14:13 HOW MANY TIMES HE'D BEEN BEATEN?
  • 14:15 39, YEAH HUNDREDS. >>HUNDREDS.
  • 14:17 SO HE COULDN'T HAVE LOOKED TOO GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE,
  • 14:20 BUT ON THE INSIDE, SOMETHING MUST HAVE RADIATED FROM HIM
  • 14:23 THAT SHOWED THE LOVE OF GOD.
  • 14:25 AND THAT IS THE MOST ENCOURAGING THING FOR US.
  • 14:28 YES AND WE WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD SEE THAT RADIATING THROUGH US.
  • 14:33 SANDRA WOULD HOPE FOR THAT AND I DO AS WELL AND I SAY THAT HUMBLY.
  • 14:37 AND NOT JUST US, BUT WE WANNA COMMEND TO YOU THAT THERE'S A NEW LIFE FOR YOU.
  • 14:44 IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THAT LIFE WE HOPE YOU'LL CONTACT US
  • 14:49 AND INQUIRE OF US HOW YOU MIGHT ACCESS THAT NEW LIFE.
  • 14:53 AND I'LL TELL YOU FRANKLY, IT'S YOURS FOR THE ASKING, IT'S YOURS FOR PRAYING,
  • 14:57 GETTING FORGIVENESS FOR YOUR SINS.
  • 14:59 IF THE DISTANCE FROM TELEVISION PERSONALITIES IS A BIT MUCH AND I REALIZE THAT IT IS,
  • 15:05 LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE YOUR WAY TO A BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH.
  • 15:09 BECAUSE YOU DON'T REALLY NEED SANDRA AND ME TO LEARN ABOUT HOW TO GET A HOLD OF JESUS,
  • 15:14 YOU CAN LEARN THAT A LOCAL CHURCH IN YOUR CITY.
  • 15:16 WE'RE GLAD TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR JOURNEYING ALONG THOUGH AREN'T WE?
  • 15:20 IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, WE ARE...
  • 15:22 IT IS FOR OUR ETERNAL SALVATION.
  • 15:25 AND THAT SOUNDS LIKE SUCH A TRITE THING TO SAY,
  • 15:28 BUT I'D MUCH RATHER KNOW WHERE I'M GOING,
  • 15:30 WHO I'M GONNA BE WITH,
  • 15:32 THAN TO BE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE NOT KNOWING, NOT HAVING ANY HOPE.
  • 15:36 THIS IS HOPE.
  • 15:37 THERE IS NO HOPE WITHOUT THIS.
  • 15:39 YEAH THE RABBI FROM TARSUS REALLY LANDED ON A HOPE, DIDN'T HE? >>HOPE.
  • 15:43 AND TODAY HOPE IS SOMETHING THAT'S DIMINISHING
  • 15:47 AS PEOPLE ARE OVERWHELMED BY THEY'RE ABYSMAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 15:50 IF YOU FEEL HOPELESS, SANDRA WANTS YOU TO KNOW AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW
  • 15:56 AND PAUL WANTS YOU TO KNOW, THAT THERE'S HOPE FOR YOU.
  • 15:59 I HOPE, BY THE WAY TO USE IT IN A LESSER SINCE,
  • 16:03 THAT YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED BY OUR TREATMENT OF PAUL.
  • 16:07 WE HAVE A 12 PART SERIES ON LOCATION.
  • 16:11 THE 1ST 6 PROGRAMS LOOK AT PAUL AS HE MADE HIS WAY
  • 16:17 PREACHING THIS HOPE ALL AROUND THE GRECO ROMAN WORLD.
  • 16:20 IN THE 2ND PROGRAM, THE 2ND 6 PROGRAMS COMING UP BEGINNING NEXT WEEK,
  • 16:26 WE LOOK AT PAUL'S WRITINGS.
  • 16:28 AND YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT THE HOPE THAT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU.
  • 16:32 IF YOU WANNA LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT FROM US:
  • 16:39 IS THE PLACE TO GO.
  • 16:42 IS THE CALL TO MAKE.
  • 16:44 AND IF YOU'LL LIKE TO CONTACT US WE CERTAINLY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
  • 16:48 WE COVET THAT PERSONALLY, I WANNA SAY THAT FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
  • 16:51 THE WEBSITE IS WONDERFUL.
  • 16:53 IT'S GOT ALL KINDS OF INFORMATION.
  • 16:55 BIBLE VERSES, IT'S GOT MUSIC ON IT, IT'S A REALLY INSIGHTFUL WEBSITE.
  • 17:00 WE'RE GONNA GO NOW AND LISTEN TO SOME OF ZOLA'S MUSC.
  • 17:03 AND SEE SOME MORE GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS GREEK SCENERY.
  • 17:06 BACK AFTER THIS.
  • 17:19 ♪(MUSIC)♪
  • 19:31 ZOLA'S MUSIC IS SO INSPIRATIONAL.
  • 19:34 THE MUSIC AND THE SCENERY OF GREECE, PHILIPPI, PAUL'S PRISON, JUST WONDERFUL SCENERY.
  • 19:40 WONDERFUL THINGS TO SEE.
  • 19:41 BEAUTIFUL
  • 19:42 BEAUTIFUL THINGS TO SEE IN GREECE.
  • 19:44 ALRIGHT WE HAVE MORE LETTERS, YOU READY?
  • 19:45 MAIL IS GOOD.
  • 19:47 MAIL IS GOOD AND HERE'S ONE, I LIKE THIS ONE.
  • 19:54 I CAN HELP YOU.
  • 19:55 WE HAVE WONDERFUL MATERIAL.
  • 19:57 WE EVEN HAVE A JEWISH HEBREW CALENDAR FOR ALL THE JEWISH MONTHS, IT'S GREAT.
  • 20:00 IT HAS PICTURES OF JEWISH THINGS, MAYBE A MENORAH.
  • 20:04 BUT IT HAS THE MONTHS AND ALSO IT HAS IT IN HEBREW, I LIKE IT.
  • 20:07 SO THE MINISTRY HAS LITERATURE. >>YES.
  • 20:10 HOW DO THEY GET A HOLD OF THAT?
  • 20:13 CAN YOU GO AND SPEAK TO THIS ISSUES YOURSELF?
  • 20:15 DO YOU TRAVEL OUT ON WEEKENDS AND SPEAK IN CONGREGATIONS? >>ABSOLUTELY.
  • 20:17 AND SO AS DO YOU.
  • 20:19 IT'S JUST GREAT TO GO OUT
  • 20:20 AND TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT OUR JEWISH ROOTS.
  • 20:21 SO I GUESS WE NEED A CHURCH OF WHAT 5, 10,000?
  • 20:24 WHAT'S WORTH YOUR WHILE?
  • 20:25 OH YEAH AS MANY AS I CAN GET.
  • 20:26 NO, I WOULD GO AND TALK TO 2 PEOPLE, REALLY.
  • 20:28 I LOVE TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL,
  • 20:30 I LOVE TALKING ABOUT OUR JEWISH ROOTS.
  • 20:32 SO WE'RE NOT ALL ABOUT JUST BIG CROWDS. >>NO.
  • 20:35 YOU KNOW,I LOVE THE FACT THAT THIS PERSON IS INQUIRING. >>YEAH.
  • 20:38 THEY'RE SAYING IN AFFECT,
  • 20:39 "WE REALLY LOVE THIS JEWISH ROOTS APPROACH, GIVE ME MORE."
  • 20:42 ABSOLUTELY AND ONCE YOU, I THINK ONCE SOMEBODY GETS A HOLD OF THE JEWISHNESS OF THE BIBLE,
  • 20:49 I THINK A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS IN HERE START TO MAKE SINCE TO THEM.
  • 20:52 I REALLY DO.
  • 20:53 AS PROOF THAT IT'S JUST NOT YOU THINKING IT
  • 20:56 AND ME THINKING IT LET ME GO TO THE NEXT LETTER.
  • 20:58 OK
  • 21:00 IT'S AN OPPORTUNE TIME TO SAY.
  • 21:02 SO THIS IS FROM AN EVANGELICAL SEMINARY, DENVER SEMINARY.
  • 21:04 WRITES ME A LETTER, JUST A FEW DAYS AGO THEY WROTE IT:
  • 21:20 AND THEY GO ON TO SAY,
  • 21:22 "DR. SEIF CAN YOU COME AND HELP US BY TEACHING IN THIS PROGRAM,
  • 21:24 YOU KNOW, ONE, TWO WEEK MODULARS?"
  • 21:26 NOW LISTEN, DENVER SEMINARY IS NOT ALONE. >>RIGHT
  • 21:30 TALBOT HAS A CAMPUS AND A MASTER DIVINITY IN JEWISH STUDIES.
  • 21:35 CRISWELL COLLEGE IN DALLAS HAS A MASTER DIVINITY DEGREE.
  • 21:39 IN FACT THE PROVOST AT SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,
  • 21:42 THE LARGEST PROTESTANT SEMINARY IN THE WORLD,
  • 21:45 JUST RECENTLY HAS BEEN KICKING AROUND A JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM.
  • 21:48 JACK HAYFORD ON THE WEST COAST, LIBERTY IN VIRGINIA, >>LIBERTY.
  • 21:54 CHRIST FOR THE NATIONS INSTITUTE IN DALLAS.
  • 21:56 SO THIS ISN'T JUST A ME AND YOU THING HERE,
  • 21:59 WE ADVOCATE FOR THE JEWISH ROOTS OF THE FAITH.
  • 22:01 YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN A PROFESSOR FOR 18 YEARS,
  • 22:04 A PROFESSOR OF BIBLE JEWISH STUDIES,
  • 22:06 YOU KNOW BIBLE COLLEGE SEMINARY,
  • 22:07 BUT NOW THE CLASSROOM IS PLANET EARTH IN AFFECT.
  • 22:11 YOU AND I GET TO GO TO MILLIONS THROUGH TELEVISION.
  • 22:15 IF YOU'RE WATCHING AND THE REASON WHY YOU'RE WATCHING
  • 22:19 IS CAUSE YOU'RE INTERESTED IN A JEWISH READ
  • 22:23 ON THE BIBLICAL STORY.
  • 22:25 I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT ALONE IN ALL THAT.
  • 22:28 THAT THERE MIGHT BE PEOPLE IN YOUR CHURCH THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU.
  • 22:33 THERE MIGHT BE PEOPLE IN YOUR FAMILY THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU.
  • 22:35 THERE MIGHT BE PARTS OF YOU THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU.
  • 22:39 BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE JUST JOINING A THRONG OF OTHERS.
  • 22:43 AT VARIOUS LEVELS, ACADEMIC AS WELL THAT ARE LOOKING TO EXPLORE
  • 22:48 WHAT IT IS TO LOOK AT THE BIBLE FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE.
  • 22:51 AND HERE IS JUST THE LATEST RIGHT HERE. >>I LOVE IT.
  • 22:53 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?
  • 22:54 WELL I'M SITTING HERE THINKING DO YOU,
  • 22:57 I REALIZE THAT IN THE LAST 2 DECADES,
  • 22:58 THE LAST 20 YEARS, MORE JEWS HAVE COME TO KNOW MESSIAH.
  • 23:01 SO THERE IS THIS RESURGENCE OF KNOWING WHO THE MESSIAH IS.
  • 23:06 BOTH WITH JEWS AND WITH OTHER BELIEVERS, IT'S GREAT.
  • 23:09 YES
  • 23:10 MORE LETTERS?
  • 23:11 MORE LETTERS.
  • 23:12 OK
  • 23:14 I'M GLAD THESE PEOPLE THINK I'M A THEOLOGIAN, >>OH, NO.
  • 23:17 I'M LOOKING AT ANOTHER ONE HERE.
  • 23:25 PLEASE DON'T TELL THAT TO DENVER SEMINARY.
  • 23:42 WHY?
  • 23:43 WELL HERE HOLD ON.
  • 23:50 HEY DON'T YOU WRITE IN THIS MAGAZINE AS WELL.
  • 23:53 YES.
  • 23:55 THIS PERSON SAID THERE'S NOTHING IN HERE. >>MY GOODNESS.
  • 23:57 OK.
  • 24:10 WELL GOD BLESS
  • 24:28 AND THEN HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT:
  • 24:41 WHICH ADVOCATES FOR LOVE, PEACE, AND SO FORTH.
  • 24:42 AND HE GOES ON TO TELL ME,
  • 24:44 THAT I NEED TO REPENT AND THAT ALLAH WILL BE GRACIOUS.
  • 24:50 HE SAYS:
  • 24:56 SO, I'M NOT A THEOLOGIAN,
  • 24:59 ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF PEACE, AND I JUST NEED TO REPENT. >>OH GOODNESS.
  • 25:08 IS THAT WHY?
  • 25:09 LET ME THINK IF I HAVE THIS CORRECTLY.
  • 25:12 THERE ARE 20 SOME ODD WARS GOING ON IN THE WORLD AS WE SPEAK,
  • 25:15 OF THOSE 20 SOME ODD 99% HAVE TO DO WITH ISLAM.
  • 25:20 NOW IF THIS IS A RELIGION OF PEACE,
  • 25:22 I'VE MISSED IT SOMEWHERE,
  • 25:24 BECAUSE EVERYWHERE THEY GO IT'S NOTHING BUT DESTRUCTION.
  • 25:27 AND I'M...
  • 25:28 HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
  • 25:29 IS THERE SOMETHING YOU HAVE SAID, THAT'S NOT THE TRUTH?
  • 25:31 IS THERE SOMETHING IN THE LEVITT LETTER WE'VE SAID THAT'S NOT THE TRUTH?
  • 25:33 I THINK THERE'S GOOD AND DECENT PEOPLE THAT ARE MUSLIMS, >>OK
  • 25:37 BUT IT IS WORTH OBSERVING.
  • 25:38 IF YOU LOOK AT THE WARS TODAY A LOT OF THIS IS STIMULATED BY,
  • 25:42 BY INDIVIDUALS THAT HOLD THEIR ISLAMIC WORLD VIEWS.
  • 25:46 AND SO YEAH THE RELIGION OF PEACE,
  • 25:49 I'LL HAVE A PIECE OF THIS LAND AND A PIECE OF THAT LAND
  • 25:51 AND I'LL TAKE A PIECE OUT OF YOU.
  • 25:52 IT'S A LITTLE OVERLY SIMPLISTIC.
  • 25:54 NOW WHAT HAPPENS IS IF YOU BRING THIS TO PEOPLE'S ATTENTION
  • 25:57 YOU'RE NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT,
  • 25:59 SO WE'RE MARGINALIZED, WE'RE RACIST,
  • 26:01 WE'RE NOT EXCEPTING OF OTHER RELIGIONS AND SO FORTH.
  • 26:04 I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT I'M GOING OUT OF MY WAY
  • 26:08 TO TRY AND BELITTLE MUSLIMS.
  • 26:10 YOU KNOW, IF MUSLIMS THAT WERE MODERATE,
  • 26:13 THAT WERE PEACE LOVING WOULD STAND UP MORE FORCEFULLY,
  • 26:17 AND OFFER A COUNTER BALANCE TO ALL OF THIS,
  • 26:21 THEN I'D STEP BACK AND LET THE REAL EXPERTS IN ISLAM SPEAK OF ISLAM.
  • 26:25 BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THE VOICES, IF THERE IS A MODERATE CENTER,
  • 26:30 THE VOICERS ARE SO FAR AND FEW BETWEEN AND SO IMPOTENT.
  • 26:33 AND IT SEEMS THEN THAT THE ISLAMIC CONVERSATION IS GIVEN OVER TO EXTREMISTS.
  • 26:38 I'M NOT GOING OUT OF MY WAY TO KNOCK THE LEGS OUT FROM UNDERNEATH DECENT MUSLIM PEOPLE,
  • 26:44 BUT I THINK THIS PERSON IS DEAD WRONG.
  • 26:47 I REMEMBER THE SERIES WE'VE MADE, "BAD MOON RISING,"
  • 26:49 IT REMINDS ME OF THE NAZIISM.
  • 26:51 WHERE WERE THE MODERATES WHEN NAZIISM WAS TAKING OVER?
  • 26:54 THEY WERE SILENT ALSO.
  • 26:55 ONCE A PEOPLE BECOME SILENT
  • 26:59 AGAINST THE WRONG DOCTRINE OF ANOTHER RELIGION,
  • 27:03 IT'S ALL OVER.
  • 27:04 THAT EXTREMISM TAKES OVER AND DROWNS EVERYBODY OUT.
  • 27:07 RIGHT.
  • 27:09 I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION.
  • 27:11 AND IN AMERICA A MUSLIM IS FREE TO BE A MUSLIM
  • 27:14 AND I WOULD FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHT TO BE A MUSLIM. >>ABSOLUTELY.
  • 27:17 BECAUSE WE DON'T DICTATE CONSCIENCE HERE,
  • 27:19 BUT IF ISLAMIC WAY HAD SWAY OVER PLANET EARTH,
  • 27:24 THOSE OPTIONS WOULDN'T BE THERE.
  • 27:26 THOSE THAT WERE NOT OF THE ISLAMIC PERSUASION WOULD BE MARGINALIZED,
  • 27:30 FORCE INTO SERVITUDE.
  • 27:31 THEY'D BE OPPRESSED AND THERE SEEMS EVIDENCE OF THAT
  • 27:34 ALL OVER THE WORLD TODAY.
  • 27:36 WELL AND HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS HERE,
  • 27:37 THIS IS NOT AN OPPRESSIVE RELIGION.
  • 27:39 WHAT WE BELIEVE IS NOT OPPRESSIVE.
  • 27:40 IT IS THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 27:42 THAT'S WHY WE CALL IT THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION.
  • 27:43 WE DON'T CALL IT THE BAD NEWS OF SALVATION,
  • 27:46 WE CALL IT THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION.
  • 27:47 YES
  • 27:48 THANK YOU FOR WATCHING US.
  • 27:49 THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR US.
  • 27:50 THANK YOU FOR LOVING US AND HAVING US INTO YOUR HOMES.
  • 27:53 AND AS YOU GO,
  • 27:54 SHA 'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:56 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

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