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1 Distributed by Davidson Press, LLC1 The Bible on Alcohol

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4 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.4 Table of Contents Introduction Introduction Introduction Bible Facts on Alcohol Bible Facts on Alcohol Bible Facts on Alcohol Bible Facts on Alcohol What Must I Do to Be Saved? What Must I Do to Be Saved? What Must I Do to Be Saved? What Must I Do to Be Saved?

5 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.5 Introduction

6 6 Introduction The Problem Observed The Problem Observed –One of the unique aspects of American Christianity is the doctrine of total abstinence from all alcoholic beverages. –This doctrine was never part of the history of the Christian Church in the East or in the West. –It was unheard of in Europe, the Middle East, the Orient, and Latin America until American missionaries arrived.

7 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.7 Introduction The Problem Observed The Problem Observed –It arose during the beginning of the 20th century in sympathy with Carry Nations movement to add an 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting alcoholic beverages. –Many Christian leaders actually opposed prohibition as conflicting with Scripture. –They warned it would cause many problems.

8 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.8 Bible Facts on Alcohol

9 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.9 Bible Facts on Alcohol Wine is mentioned 260 times in the Bible. Wine is mentioned 260 times in the Bible. Strong drink is mentioned 21 times in the Bible. Strong drink is mentioned 21 times in the Bible. Wine refers to fermented grape juice. Wine refers to fermented grape juice. Strong drink refers to the alcohol fermented from fruits and grains. Strong drink refers to the alcohol fermented from fruits and grains.

10 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.10 Bible Facts on Alcohol The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. –Abraham and Melchizedek drank wine. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine [to Abraham]; now he was a priest of God Most High. Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine [to Abraham]; now he was a priest of God Most High. Genesis 14:18 –Isaac drank wine. So he [Isaac] said, Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son's game, that I may bless you. And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank. Genesis 27:25 So he [Isaac] said, Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son's game, that I may bless you. And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank. Genesis 27:25

11 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.11 Bible Facts on Alcohol The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. –Jacob drank wine. Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine; Genesis 27:28 Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine; Genesis 27:28 –Boaz drank wine. When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain… Ruth 3:7 When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain… Ruth 3:7

12 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.12 Bible Facts on Alcohol The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. –A son of Levi drank wine. Yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and also bread and wine for me, your maidservant, and the young man who is with your servants… Judges 19:19 Yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and also bread and wine for me, your maidservant, and the young man who is with your servants… Judges 19:19 –Paul encouraged Timothy to drink wine. Stop drinking only water, but use a little wine for your stomach because of your frequent illnesses. 1 Timothy 5:23 (ISV) Stop drinking only water, but use a little wine for your stomach because of your frequent illnesses. 1 Timothy 5:23 (ISV)

13 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.13 Bible Facts on Alcohol The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. The drinking of alcohol was universal, except for certain priests. –Even Jesus drank wine. For John the Baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, yet you say, He has a demon! The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! Luke 7:33-34 (ISV) For John the Baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, yet you say, He has a demon! The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! Luke 7:33-34 (ISV)

14 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.14 Bible Facts on Alcohol Both wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. Both wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. –Melchizedek offered wine in worship. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine [to Abraham]; now he was a priest of God Most High. Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine [to Abraham]; now he was a priest of God Most High. Genesis 14:18 – Wine was required in Levitical offerings. …and there shall be one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine for a libation with one lamb. Exodus 29:39-40 …and there shall be one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine for a libation with one lamb. Exodus 29:39-40

15 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.15 Bible Facts on Alcohol Both wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. Both wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. –The drinking of wine and strong drink was an option offered by God as part of a tithe. And you may spend the money for whatever your heart desires, for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household. Deuteronomy 14:26 And you may spend the money for whatever your heart desires, for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household. Deuteronomy 14:26

16 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.16 Bible Facts on Alcohol Both wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. Both wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. –Strong drink was required in Levitical offerings. 'Then the libation with it shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb, in the holy place you shall pour out a libation of strong drink to the LORD. Numbers 28:7 'Then the libation with it shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb, in the holy place you shall pour out a libation of strong drink to the LORD. Numbers 28:7

17 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.17 Bible Facts on Alcohol Wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. Wine and strong drink were used in the worship of God. –If wine and strong drink were the Devils brew or demon rum, God would never have commanded that they be made a part of worship.

18 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.18 Bible Facts on Alcohol Wine and strong drink are viewed in the Bible as a blessing of God, not a curse. Wine and strong drink are viewed in the Bible as a blessing of God, not a curse. –Wine was invoked as a gift in a blessing. Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and an abundance of grain and new wine… Genesis 27:28 Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and an abundance of grain and new wine… Genesis 27:28 –The proper use of wine is viewed as a pleasure. And wine which makes man's heart glad, so that he may make his face glisten with oil, snd food which sustains man's heart. Ps 104:15 And wine which makes man's heart glad, so that he may make his face glisten with oil, snd food which sustains man's heart. Ps 104:15

19 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.19 Bible Facts on Alcohol Wine and strong drink are viewed in the Bible as a blessing of God, not a curse. Wine and strong drink are viewed in the Bible as a blessing of God, not a curse. –God told His people that if they honor Him, he will fill their vats to overflowing with wine. Honor the LORD from your wealth, and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the LORD from your wealth, and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10

20 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.20 Bible Facts on Alcohol Wine and strong drink are viewed in the Bible as a blessing of God, not a curse. Wine and strong drink are viewed in the Bible as a blessing of God, not a curse. –Gods prophets compared the repentance of thirsty sinners to purchasing wine without cost. Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Isaiah 55:1 Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Isaiah 55:1

21 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.21 Bible Facts on Alcohol Jesus not only drank wine, He even made it for others to consume. Jesus not only drank wine, He even made it for others to consume. –John 2:1-11

22 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.22 Bible Facts on Alcohol On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, Jesus mother said to him, They don't have any wine. Jesus said to her, How does that concern us, woman? My hour has not yet come. His mother told the servants, Do whatever he tells you. Now standing there were six stone water jars used for the Jewish rites of purification, each one holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants, Fill the jars with water. So they filled them up to the brim.

23 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.23 Bible Facts on Alcohol Then he said to them, Now draw some out and take it to the man in charge of the banquet. So they took it. When the man in charge of the banquet tasted the water that had become wine (without knowing where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called for the bridegroom and said to him, Everyone serves the best wine first, and the cheap kind when people are drunk. But you have kept the best wine until now! Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. John 2:1-11 (ISV)

24 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.24 Bible Facts on Alcohol Jesus not only drank wine, He even made it for others to consume. Jesus not only drank wine, He even made it for others to consume. –John 2:1-11 A little wine with your meal is viewed as good for your health. A little wine with your meal is viewed as good for your health. –Stop drinking only water, but use a little wine for your stomach because of your frequent illnesses. 1 Timothy 5:23 (ISV)

25 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.25 Bible Facts on Alcohol In the Bible, both strong drink and wine were used for physical and mental health. In the Bible, both strong drink and wine were used for physical and mental health. – Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to him whose life is bitter. Proverbs 31:6 The drinking of wine was regarded highly enough in the Bible that wisdom is compared to the drinking of wine. The drinking of wine was regarded highly enough in the Bible that wisdom is compared to the drinking of wine. –Proverbs. 9:1-5

26 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.26 Bible Facts on Alcohol Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars; she has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table; she has sent out her maidens, she calls from the tops of the heights of the city: Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says, "Come, eat of my food, and drink of the wine I have mixed. Proverbs 9:1-5

27 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.27 Bible Facts on Alcohol The Bible clearly condemns drunkenness and addiction to alcohol. The Bible clearly condemns drunkenness and addiction to alcohol. –Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise. Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise. –Proverbs 23:29-35

28 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.28 Bible Facts on Alcohol Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long over wine, those who go to taste mixed wine. Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly; At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will utter perverse things. And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, or like one who lies down on the top of a mast. They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When shall I awake? I will seek another drink. Proverbs 23:29-35

29 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.29 Bible Facts on Alcohol The Bible clearly condemns drunkenness and addiction to alcohol. The Bible clearly condemns drunkenness and addiction to alcohol. –1 Timothy 3:3,8 [An elder] must not drink excessively… [An elder] must not drink excessively… Deacons… must not be… addicted to wine… Deacons… must not be… addicted to wine… –Titus 1:7 …an overseer… must not drink too much… …an overseer… must not drink too much… –Ephesians 5:18 Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit. Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit.

30 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.30 Bible Facts on Alcohol Paul tells believers not to let anyone judge them about what they eat or drink. Paul tells believers not to let anyone judge them about what they eat or drink. –Colossians 2:16 Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a new moon, or a Sabbath day. Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a new moon, or a Sabbath day. In other words, if a weaker brother tries to lord it over your conscience, dont let him do it! In other words, if a weaker brother tries to lord it over your conscience, dont let him do it!

31 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.31 Bible Facts on Alcohol In reality, the strong brother is the one whose conscience has been educated by the Word of God so that he may eat and drink what he wants. In reality, the strong brother is the one whose conscience has been educated by the Word of God so that he may eat and drink what he wants. –Romans 14:2, 10 One person believes that he can eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. One person believes that he can eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Why, then, do you criticize your brother? Or why do you despise your brother? For all of us will stand before the judgment seat of God. Why, then, do you criticize your brother? Or why do you despise your brother? For all of us will stand before the judgment seat of God.

32 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.32 Bible Facts on Alcohol The weak brother has an uneducated conscience, so he feels guilty about a lot of things which God never condemns in His Word. The weak brother has an uneducated conscience, so he feels guilty about a lot of things which God never condemns in His Word. –Romans 14:3 The person who eats must not despise the person who does not eat, and the person who does not eat must not criticize the person who eats, for God has accepted him. The person who eats must not despise the person who does not eat, and the person who does not eat must not criticize the person who eats, for God has accepted him.

33 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.33 Bible Facts on Alcohol Paul tells the strong in the faith to bear with the foolishness of the weaker brethren. Paul tells the strong in the faith to bear with the foolishness of the weaker brethren. –Romans 15:1 Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves. Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves. Thus the strong must never force the weak in the faith to violate their conscience. Thus the strong must never force the weak in the faith to violate their conscience.

34 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.34 Bible Facts on Alcohol Thus if a weaker brother feels that eating meat, drinking wine, going to the movies, etc. violates his conscience, tell him to follow his conscience. Thus if a weaker brother feels that eating meat, drinking wine, going to the movies, etc. violates his conscience, tell him to follow his conscience. –Romans 14 This does not give the weak the right to lord it over the strong. Paul forbids anyone to judge others on such issues as food and drink. This does not give the weak the right to lord it over the strong. Paul forbids anyone to judge others on such issues as food and drink.

35 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.35 Bible Facts on Alcohol This does not give the weak the right to lord it over the strong. This does not give the weak the right to lord it over the strong. Paul forbids anyone to judge others on such issues as food and drink. Paul forbids anyone to judge others on such issues as food and drink. –Colossians 2:16 Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a new moon, or a Sabbath day. Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a new moon, or a Sabbath day.

36 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.36 Bible Facts on Alcohol When in the presence of the weak, the strong should not do those things which would tempt the weak to violate their conscience. (Romans 14) When in the presence of the weak, the strong should not do those things which would tempt the weak to violate their conscience. (Romans 14) But when the strong are not in the presence of the weak, they are free to do as their conscience dictates. Thus the strong may eat and drink what he wants in his own home or in the presence of the strong. But when the strong are not in the presence of the weak, they are free to do as their conscience dictates. Thus the strong may eat and drink what he wants in his own home or in the presence of the strong.

37 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.37 Bible Facts on Alcohol There is no direct or absolute prohibition of the use of wine in the N.T. The moderate and appropriate use of wine is recommended to Timothy by Paul. There is no direct or absolute prohibition of the use of wine in the N.T. The moderate and appropriate use of wine is recommended to Timothy by Paul. –(Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Vol. 5, p. 936).

38 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.38 What Must I Do to Be Saved?

39 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.39 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

40 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.40 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

41 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.41 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

42 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.42 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

43 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.43 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

44 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.44 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

45 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.45 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

46 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.46 You Have Broken Gods Law Worship only God. Worship only God. Dont make an idol. Dont make an idol. Dont take Gods name in vain. Dont take Gods name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not lie. Do not covet. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

47 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.47 You Were Born a Sinner All people are born sinners. We are all unrighteous people. All people are born sinners. We are all unrighteous people. –Romans 3:10-12 As it is written, Not even one person is righteous. No one understands. No one searches for God. All have turned away. Together they have become worthless. As it is written, Not even one person is righteous. No one understands. No one searches for God. All have turned away. Together they have become worthless.

48 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.48 Your Best Efforts Fail All people sin. Our best efforts will never measure up. All people sin. Our best efforts will never measure up. –Romans 3:23 … since all have sinned and continue to fall short of Gods glory. … since all have sinned and continue to fall short of Gods glory.

49 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.49 The Price of Sin is Death The price of sin is death. The price of sin is death. –Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to everyone, because all have sinned. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to everyone, because all have sinned.

50 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.50 Jesus Paid Your Debt Jesus paid your debt by dying in your place. Jesus paid your debt by dying in your place. –Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord.

51 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.51 Christ Died for You Christ died in your place, paying your price, and suffering so that you would not have to suffer eternally. Christ died in your place, paying your price, and suffering so that you would not have to suffer eternally. –Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. But God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that Christ died for us while we were still sinners.

52 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.52 His Invitation Is to You… Now His invitation is open to anyone… even you. His invitation is open to anyone… even you. –Romans 10:13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

53 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.53 Confess, Declare, Believe You must confess your sin, declare His Lordship, and believe in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead. You must confess your sin, declare His Lordship, and believe in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead. –Romans 10:9-10 … if you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For a person believes with his heart and is justified, and a person declares with his mouth and is saved. … if you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For a person believes with his heart and is justified, and a person declares with his mouth and is saved.

54 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.54 Your Prayer for Salvation Lord, Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need you. I know that you paid the price for my sins by dying on the cross. I ask that you forgive my sins; and I receive you as my Savior and Lord. I thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen. Lord, Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need you. I know that you paid the price for my sins by dying on the cross. I ask that you forgive my sins; and I receive you as my Savior and Lord. I thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen.

55 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.55 Some Truths to Remember Remember these simple truths from Gods Word: Remember these simple truths from Gods Word: –1 John 1:9 If we make it our habit to confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us those sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we make it our habit to confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us those sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are Gods children. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are Gods children.

56 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.56 Some Truths to Remember –Ephesians 2:8 For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God and not the result of works, lest anyone boast. For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God and not the result of works, lest anyone boast. – Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed to us. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed to us.

57 Copyright © 2002 Dr. Robert Morey. Distributed by Davidson Press, Inc.57 Some Truths to Remember –1 John 5:13 I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. –2 Corinthians 5:17-18a Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, andlook! all things have become new! All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ… Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, andlook! all things have become new! All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ…

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