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Do we need to evangelize the Orthodox and the Catholics as well?

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Speaker 1

From sean, do we need to evangelize the Orthodox and the Catholic as well? Do we need to evangelize?

Speaker 2

Yes. Well, I don’t think it necessarily oh, it’s Orthodox and Catholics. I think if we look at Revelation let me pull up that first Revelation 14. You know what? They cannot tina right.

Speaker 3

You talk about three messages.

Speaker 2

Yeah.

Speaker 3

Revelation 14, starting verse six through twelve. I’m guessing I’m a little bit sean, I think you have a good question. I’m just trying to make sure I understand exactly what you mean. Do we need to evangelize the Orthodox and the Catholic as well, as if those are two polar opposites or just those specific groups? And I would say we need to evangelize everybody. I think everybody in every church needs a little evangelism for sure. Because it’s very important that everybody needs to hear the gospel and everybody needs to make sure that they truly know the gospel and examine themselves to see if they’re walking in the faith and to examine themselves, to know for sure that what they’re studying and what they believe is truth truly is stacked up against the Bible. So anyway, did you find the verse you’re looking for?

Speaker 2

Okay. Revelation 1415 says, and another angel came out of the temple crying with a loud voice to him, sat on the cloud, thrust his sickle and reap, and came out of the temple.

Speaker 3

That’s okay. You look for that.

Speaker 2

Okay. So Revelation 14 eight, it says, and they were followed another angel saying, Babylon has fallen, has fallen the great city, because she made all nations drink up the wine of the wrath of her fawn occasion. So we’re being warned. There’s this Babylon that a lot of people are in, and it’s a spiritual Babylon. It’s just like God has his city representing God’s people sort of satan has his city, people are in and are citizens of we’re all citizens of one city or the other. And some people, Jesus saying are in Babylon, they might not know it. And the whole point of the warning about the mark of the beast is to give people poor knowledge that, hey, this is coming. There’s going to be oppression to force people into Babylon. Then we come to Revelation 18, and actually this message very similar is repeated. Okay, yeah, great. We could jump straight there. And I heard another voice of heaven saying, come out of her, my people. And I think this is so important. Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers in her sins lest you receive of her plagues, referring to the plagues associated with the people who have the mark of the beast.

Speaker 2

And then we’ll get that. But I’m just always so moved at the wording of this with come out of her, my people. Sean, your language is very appropriate, but there’s a lot of people who often look at people in other denominations or other churches as the enemies and the fact is, God has his people in every church. And the question really is going to be, okay, who is Babylon? Where is Babylon? And who are the people then that are confused and not even realizing they’re in there? And once they hear these cries of the angels calling them out, come out of Babylon, that they’ll realize that, oh yeah, there’s no way I could stay in Babylon. Those are the people that need to hear this message again. They’re in every church, every denomination. And really Babylon is I really come to evolve and think it’s even broader than what some people say, that yeah, it is the confused state, mostly Christianity, confused Christianity that has that form of Godliness but denies the power thereof. And these are people who are going through the motions that don’t know God yet. And there are so many people who want to know God and are looking, seeking, and are just being misled.

Speaker 2

And so many of the things we dispute here are errors that are lies that are being taught at the pulpits again, not that the pastors are in Greece. All these people are telling falsities intentionally. They could be deceived as well. And we’re talking about traditions that have been within the church for 1000 plus years that we’re trying to bring to light to people so that they know, come out of Babylon. There’s a much better truth if you’re struggling with God and can’t even bring yourself to accept that there’s a God because of these lies. I mean, it’s just a tragedy. Or you look at God’s people again, who claim to be righteous, claim to be holy, and yet are terrible, wretched people who are actually mean and cruel, that are tarnishing God’s name and God’s reputation. It’s devastating. This is why it’s so important for God to have an end time. People who could be like Noah, who could be righteous, who can be treatured teachers of truth and live that righteous life again. Noel wasn’t a perfect person. We know that clearly. Right? He’s sin even after the flood. But the point was where it mattered.

Speaker 2

He did the job he was called to do. And God needs his people to do their job. And part of that job is calling out his people from the confused churches, whatever those are.

Speaker 3

Amen. Yeah. And I totally agree. I think that’s so true. I think you’re right in saying that Babylon is much broader than just like one specific church or denomination, I really think because Babylon literally means confusion. And I think so many people are confused, even people who are not in church, they’re confused about who God is and his character. And so I really think yeah, do we need evangelism in every church? We need to reach people who just don’t truly know who God really is and understand his character of love. And I think that that’s really the bottom line of those messages, that the angels in Revelation 14 are trying to bring to your light. You know, in Revelation 14 six, it says, the first angel cries with a loud voice. You know, fear God. Fear God, who is God who fear him. You know, respect him, honor him. What does that mean to fear God? You need to go to the Bible to define that. You have to go to the Book of Proverbs. I think it’s chapter 16, verse 13. I could have that flipped around. But basically to fear God means to hate evil, to to get away from evil, to step away from sin and to know God, the God of truth, the God of love, the God of of goodness and fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment has come and worship him who made heaven and earth like no.

Speaker 3

He’s a god. Who is The Creator? There’s so many beautiful things within that message of just getting to know who God is, who is God. He’s a God that deserves to be feared. He’s a God that desires us to step away from sin. He’s a God who is our creator. He’s a God that deserves our worship. And there’s so many more truths within that message of just knowing who God is and knowing his name. And so anyways, we need to evangelize, of course. Every church, every denomination, if they have a pulse, evangelize.

Speaker 1

I think we have to evangelize literally everybody, even to each other. Exactly. We’re not any more holy than anybody else.

Speaker 3

Exactly.

Speaker 1

We all need to evangelize and be evangelized too. And that’s ministry. We’re all part of this broken, sinful world and striving to know God’s love better.

Speaker 3

Amen. Amen. And take that into our individual circumstances and lives and all that.

Speaker 2

Thank you, Sean, for the question. That’s a good one.

Speaker 3

Thank you.

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