Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 5

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It’s been said that there are four things that God doesn’t know:He doesn’t know a sin that He doesn’t hate. He doesn’t know a sinner He doesn’t love. He doesn’t know a plan any better than the one He gave us. He doesn’t know a time any better than NOW.John 3:16 tells us that:God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Could He have figured out a better way to solve the problem of our sin … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 2

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You can’t cancel sin. You may have done a whole bunch of good stuff, but if you’ve done one bad thing, that good stuff doesn’t cancel it out. And here’s the kicker – There will be NO SIN IN HEAVEN. Heaven is perfect, holy and pure. God is perfect, holy and pure. He will not dwell in the presence of sin. So, any person who has any sin in their life – which is each and every one of us since we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – is disqualified for heaven. Because none of us can … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 1

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The first time sin happened was not in the Garden of Eden. The first time it happened was when Lucifer wanted to set his throne above the stars of God. God had made Lucifer His most beautiful creature, but Lucifer wasn’t happy being number two. Now, sin had never entered God’s creation before, and it shuttered when somebody said, “No” to God. So one third of the angelic host went with Satan, and all of creation shuttered. Sin is wanting to set your throne above the stars of God. So when God te … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Grand Canyon Jump, Basketball Diaries & God’s Mercy

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[display_podcast]We tend to gauge who gets into heaven similarly to hitting in major league baseball.  No one even hopes to bat a 1.000 batting average because it’s impossible.  So, since it’s impossible, the standard for who is “good”, who is “great” and who is “horrible” is simply based on whoever has the higher or lower batting averages.  So, if you’re much, MUCH better than everyone else, you bust be alright.But that’s not Biblical.Or try this word picture:  Only 10’s go to heaven … [Read more...]


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