by Jason Dees

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Romans 10:9-17

Romans 10:9

9 if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, ''Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.'' 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For ''everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.''

14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ''How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'' 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ''Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?'' 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

This is God's Word.

In 1994 a man Juvenal Habyarimana was shot down while in a plane over Rwanda, killing him and all of the other passengers. Habyarimana had been the president of Rwanda for more than 20 years at that time, since 1973.

He was a member of the Hutu people, and after his death, the Hutus retaliated with a mass killing of Tutsi people in Rwanda. In a period of about 100 days more than 500,000 people were killed. Men, women, and children.

While this was happening, a successful mega-church pastor halfway around the world in Tulsa, Oklahoma named Carlton Pearson was watching the coverage of this event in his Tulsa home. And night after night he was watching these people being killed, even children. And he was obviously troubled by these events, as we all were. But being a Christian and a pastor, he began to rea ...

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