Thursday, August 15, 2013

LISTEN: Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si: 'Jesus Beat the Grave and He Can Make You Beat it Too'

Daniel Whyte III
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He is known as "Uncle Si" on the A&E TV hit, Duck Dynasty. Along with his show, he is a backwoodsman, duck hunter, and philosopher. He is the brother of Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson and uncle to Willie, Jase and Jep, his show co-stars. On the show, he has a penchant for telling stories that have been stretched with fiction.


Growing up in Louisiana with six other brothers and sisters, his family lived in a small log cabin and were very poor. However, his older brothers fed the family by hunting and that is how the family tradition of hunting started. He has been married for over 40 years and has two children and seven grandchildren.


In an interview with LifeWay Christian Resources, he said this about his faith in God and the success of Duck Dynasty, "A lot of people say, 'Hey, God doesn't have a sense of humor.' Yes, He does. God has a great sense of humor. Look at me. Look at Phil. Look at Willie. Look at Jase. God has taken four guys that look like five miles of muddy road and made them famous in the TV world. [People] ask us all the time, 'How did you become so successful?' That would be one answer: The Almighty is the one who has made this a success."


While he has experienced success, he also credits God for being there for him in the difficult times. He said, "I wonder when people run into bad times, when they go to the doctor and they find out, 'I'm dying of cancer,' and they don't believe in God, who do they turn to? We are all mortal. We are all going in that grave. There ain't but one way you gonna beat it. If you've got something to offer me better than [Christ], I'm all ears. [Jesus] beat the grave and He promises you that since He beat it, if you believe in Him, He'll make you beat it." He offers his own apologetic for why he believes in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, he said, "In the winter, things are dead and dull, but then there is an explosion of life. That's what He promises people who believe in His Son. That's what all the Robertsons are banking on."


His name is Si Robertson.


This is the "Chief of Sinners," Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, reminding you of what the Bible says, that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" like you and me. Just as Si Robertson gave his life to Christ, may I encourage you to do the same. Here is how:


First, please understand that you are a sinner and that you have broken God's laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says "the wages of sin is death..." This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell.


But here is the good news. John 3:16 reads, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."


The phrase "For God so loved the world" means that if you are in this world, God loves you no matter what you have done.


The next phrase, "that He gave His only begotten Son" refers to Jesus Christ. He is God's son who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.


Our next phrase is "that whosoever believeth in Him". The word "whosoever" means anybody at anytime. The phrase "believeth in Him" means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.


Our next phrase, "should not perish", refers to eternal punishment in a place called hell.


And, lastly, the phrase "but have everlasting life" means to live eternally in Heaven with God.


The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.... For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."


Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.


If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!


Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith!



Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over twenty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel's Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor's degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master's degree in Religion and a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 orFacebook.

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