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Summary: Be Transformed ❶. Warned of His Sin ❷. Reformed Through Fear ❸. Misinformed by Opinions ❹. Conformed to His Senses ❺. Deformed His Dignity ❻. Mourned His Decision

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- TIME 6/10/91: Does evil exist or do bad things just happen?

1991 Morning Report

- Blames God for the cyclone in Bangladesh, an earthquake, deaths by cancer

- Mans outrage with the Kurds, Central American death squads

- Hackings in South Africa\

- A father who set his 8yr old son on fire

- Two California boys accused of shotgunning their parents to speed up their inheritance of $14 million estate

Today we have a music group called “Nine Inch Nails” that sing "I’m the one without a soul/ I’m the one with this big (heavy profanity)

Padrica Hill, former bank teller, Washington mother and wife, dresses her three children one morning, makes breakfast for them, smokes some crack cocaine and lets the kids watch cartoons. Then with a clothesline she strangles eight-year-old Kristine and four-year-old Eric Jr. She tries to strangle two-year-old Jennifer, but leaves the girl still breathing softly on the floor. When the police come, Padrica Hill says she loves her children. Why did she kill them? "I don’t know," she answers in apparently genuine bewilderment. "I hadn’t planned on it."

Man’s deeper, unstated thought is that acknowledging evil implies that Satan is coequal with God

BIBLE WORD ON EVIL

Coming from the heart. Mt 15:19.

Matthew 15:19KJV

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

The fruit of lust. Jas 1:15.

James 1:15KJV

15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Dead Works Heb. 6:1.

Hebrews 9:14KJV

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Rebellion against God. De 9:7; Jos 1:18.

Deuteronomy 9:7KJV

7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

Works of darkness. Eph 5:11.

Ephesians 5:11KJV

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

1 John 1:9KJV

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Be Transformed

- Man todday is like Herod with their own agenda

- Herod Antipas - Ruler

- Jesus called him “that fox” - Lk 13:31-32

- Rome exiled him to Gaul

REMEMBER

- I Cor. 6:19-20 – We are not our own

- James 1:5 – In God’s own strength

1. Warned of His Sin

- v. 18

- Heaven’s search light gave warning

Lev 20:21

Leviticus 20:21NASB95

21 ‘If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

- It’s light on us – Rom, 3:23, 6:23

- This could have changed his life our life

- Warnings are no good unless headed

2. Reformed Through Fear

- v.20

- Seems to do right

- Working out his own salvation

- The sense of sin is frequently followed by a period of reformation

- Like Herod our darling sin remains


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