Stubborn Disobedience by Adrian Rogers

Stubborn Disobedience
Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 29:3-27
3/11/91

...Revelation. And so we're entitling our entire series "God's Way to Health, Wealth and Wisdom". Today the title of the message is a very serious and somber title: Crossing God's Deadline. Crossing God's deadline, listen to the verse. Proverbs 29 and verse one, "He that, being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy." Listen to it again, "He that, being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy." Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible teaches that in front of every unsaved man there is a deadline. And if he crosses that deadline, he is just as lost, just as certainly doomed, just as destined for Hell as though he were already there. And as though the iron gates of Hell had already clanged shut behind him.

It is possible for a man to commit a sin in this life. It is possible for a person to come in this life to a point which if he commits that sin and transgresses and goes beyond that point, he can never, no never, no never be saved. He will cross God's deadline.

There is a line by us not seen which crosses every path. It is the hidden boundary between God's mercy and God's wrath. So I want you to pay attention today because it may be that some who are listening to me by radio or some who are listening by television or some later by tape or some who are in this auditorium may be in danger of crossing the deadline. And so you need to hear the message. And then there are others of us today who need a heart of love and compassion and pray, "Oh God, make me a soul winner."

Now, as I look at this passage of scripture there are four things that jump out at me almost immediately. The first is what I want to call Spiritual Direction. God gives us all spiritual direction. That is seen in the fact that he says, "That we are often reproved". "Often reproved." Now what that me ...


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