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How Can Pastors and Churches Present the Truth and Impact the Public Arena?

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June 9, 2022 5:30 am

How Can Pastors and Churches Present the Truth and Impact the Public Arena?

The Christian Perspective / Chris Hughes

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June 9, 2022 5:30 am

Evangelist Byron Foxx and Chris Hughes talk about how a need seen is an assignment given. God has called His people to take a stand.

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It's one of America's most important, influential, respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist first political advocate and author. Here is the founder and chairman of the America foundation, Dr. Chris, welcome the Christian perspective on your every day of your favorite radio station across the don't forget later today. This show will be released in podcast format so you can share with your friends and family on social media, you're gonna want to do that because we have a great guest today will get ready to introduce him. I want to thank our host sponsors citizens for America foundation citizens for America. We work to educate and train Christians to develop a biblical worldview and what you have that biblical worldview. We want you to take it.

Not only into your everyday life. Specifically, into the arena of public policy and politics we can impact the culture for Jesus. You will learn more get on our newsletter list go to citizens for America citizens for America you learn about our work there but also learn about the great events we have coming up in just a few weeks were taking a tour Washington DC and I'll be leading a group of people in Washington to show you that we really were based on Christian principles in the United States of America will take you some the key monuments you'll see were Bible verses on buildings all over our nation's capital. Learn the history, the true history of the founding of this great nation with another trip in September and if you want to really have fun on December 26 I am leading a group to Israel. I'd love to have you join me as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus on a nine day trip to Israel over the Christmas break, so we made it with all family can go visit citizens for America to learn more and to sign up and then of course we want to thank our location host Mid-America Baptist theological seminary for being the host location of the Christian perspective studios right here in Memphis Tennessee where you can come to learn more about Jesus to have a great Christian education at the college of Mid-America and Mid-America Baptist theological seminary. You can learn more MA MA I'm excited about today for a long time because I'm finally having one of my heroes a come on our show pastor, evangelist Byron Fox is an evangelist to travel all over the country and jealously show you know that I say very often that I believe are the primary responsibilities of every Christian is to tell other people about Jesus is not just the pastors job is not just the evangelist John we are all called to be evangelist. We are all called to share the good news of Jesus Christ. What Jesus has done in our lives with everyone that we meet and we need to live our lives with urgency because Jesus could return at any time by yesterday evangelist Byron Fox traveled the country telling people about the saving grace of Jesus Christ for the Byron, thank you so much for joining us on the Christian perspective that Dr. users is great to be with you and I appreciate how much you do know is mostly answers when all is said and done more is said than done well you and I both a lot of talking. Praise God are both trying to do God's work, but we are okay with further up the road there that I was the I just had noticed it popped up on my Facebook memories that my truck.

I've had for a year to put 50,000 miles on it a year and I think you put more than negative things like just about every day you're in a different place, telling people about Jesus. But before we get into your work and then we delve into the world of politics a little bit you mind sharing with us to tell our audience who you are and then in the process is always light as my guest share how they came to know Jesus. Because we all have a special story of how Jesus touched our lives and changes radically.

Some have these dramatic experiences were you. Maybe they were drug addicts from prison or whatever. And some of us like in my case, my parents let me go, boarded a very early age Mr. Maddock for each of us in all, gives us a special testimony that we can share with other people because if we pray and ask God the Bible to if we ask God to send people to send people to us to be able to share his good news in the store they want to hear about somebody else's story, but what did God do in our lives, and God will use that to miraculously test their lives. I believe as well. At the prodding of the Holy Spirit. So tell our audience who you are and then how you came to know Jesus. Oh yes, I'm happy to share my gospel testimony, like Virginian I live in Virginia right now. In fact I live in the very city that was born again. I'm a full-time evangelist. Yes, all over 60 city guard this year, every year to earn 35 different cities preaching the gospel singing people so the gospel still work the gospel of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, you can give the gospel to the wrong person. Jesus died for all U reply was just a boy. Our family did not hurt and in Hampton, Virginia city like Poseidon important in Hampton, Virginia, 12 churches, burden reached everybody in the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ and so they work together on what they call a crusader gospel and went door to door telling folks about the Lord inviting them special 6 Night Meeting Will Take Pl. in the local baseball will be good weather held the baseball mopping another building will move inside so they came by now and they implored us to come did not build on night one night to night cerebral might or I was there in the baseball stadium and the creature was a Christian and decreased that my entire message usually Christian entire sermon on the topic of hell, eight-year-old boy and I have conquered the word hail Utica close word got her locker, but that night I learned from the Bible about the place of the hill and the only reliable source of information that's true only reliable to Mike about Hill Bible will Underwood crew want to be saved that night, but for whatever reason I did not go for missing. I went home, Steve did not die by the grace of God I was in the meeting. The maximum the quicker that might preach the entire sermon on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Along Jesus was God's son know that I learned that Jesus welcoming number.

I learned why you got on the call she wasn't done previously in the back of my cynical world, but very Jesus and they later came back to life of the resurrection and the given invitations or do you want to be showing what I wanted to be sent not want: I want one because it best news I've ever heard in my life. I learned that Jesus died for me. I learned he loved me God so loved book world that included my MetLife I happily received Christ as much.

They later got a letter from the evangelist and Grace Baptist Church loaded truck with about three blocks away from the apartment we lived this again walk in the lecture. I'll tell you something, but use a church look me a little eight-year-old boy who had never been to church again attended Sunday school where training. The training union went to Sunday school born service even service when advisor went all sharp. I will not church invested in many of the baptized during the call to ministry there it up to Bible college from that church. Praise God for the local church and all across America. No crew has fallen in the street. Yes, I understand. I'll tell you God still has his people just like you brother that is spreading the truth from the Bible and telling folks about our risen Savior who can save anyone. No one was in the world cannot be showing whosoever shall call upon the name the Lord shall be saved. So I observed that you not serve 11 years of church in Hampton, Virginia as the assistant pastor you limit saying that that meant I got up cut the grass.

I got the clean carpets change all of the vehicle jumps like a fluke about every way, hoping that the church little Emily slinging me shut me out soul winning I got to preach a little beer ductwork with the choir and go prologue on education in ministry at a wonderful glorious past, and could really preach the word of God is in heaven now, but so much of ministry. I got some Bible college." 11 year servant Bethel Baptist Church in conclusion, there is no place to put on that and show them from their new God walk into this by cultivating on one map of 29 years, crisscrossing American countries in the world and obsidian. People say I'm seeing people on fire for God no good news lately.

I'm pretty gloomy picture of America.

And a lot of that's true understand other obsidian young people received Christ in answer the call to ministry obsidian what is good things taking place in churches torque clamps being established so brother use good things are happening. The gospel has not lost it. Our shape a man said that's little overview I can do a lot of things well you know I love what you just said about the gospel not lose its power and am like you I travel churches across the country and one thing that breaks my heart so many times today of pastors do not give an intentional invitation to people to come to know Jesus Christ and I don't know about you but I never want to preach it. No matter, I mean even if I'm in a church talking about a political issue or policy issue. I always want people have the opportunity to make a decision to follow Jesus because even though our mission as citizens for America's impact the culture for Jesus.

There is no greater way to invite the culture to do for Jesus and to lead culture to Jesus and I just wish that more pastors will be intentional and trying to lead people to Jesus today. I love your story and you talked about everything a break which you talked about that first message you went to that revival meeting in the baseball field how the pastor preached on hill and boy I wish more preachers talk about hell today so many pastors in America avoid so many topics about what hell is one of very few address anymore, but I think we need to be talking a lot about Hill and he reportedly say we don't want to scare anybody about talk about Hill Walt. Sometimes we need to be scared. I mean I want to be scare brother. I don't want to spend an eternity in hell and damnation. And a lot of people in America today have never heard of it.

A lot of don't believe in hell, you might not believe it. If you listen to dateless development. You if you don't believe in it, you're going there.

So you need to get your life straight to the Bible talks about it says it's a real place in pastor. You don't need to avoid preaching the subject of hell, if it is scare somebody it needs to because they don't need to spend an eternity. There and because of that message.

If you had heard that Mrs. Brody might not be preaching the word today is exactly like when people tell me that they want to go to Hill club had that even though one of two things either lying or they don't know what hell is like and Jesus talk 13 times more about Hill yes preachers are never mentioned Hill there doing this service should also for talking to evangelist price motion break and come back as I learn more about this show is brought to you by generous jokes coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe' and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget the coffee you love or causes you care about locking the fix step 15 feet Bible come to life and I joined nationally for radio host and found a foundation to create life-changing it's one of the world of meaning travel destinations from all over the world to face one's religious clutter Christianity's most tragic, the richest type of whaling locking down through the winding alleyways of Nancy's own hand to place that I think is very Jewish portrait feet firsthand when the Bible took place touring Israel with Dr. Chris Hughes is a travel out of their citizens financing and get ready for an unforgettable trip last a lifetime time creating a relationship when hearing is joint history was made on one American minute with no federal withholding taxes from people's paychecks began this day June 9, 1943, Congress passed as an emergency measure to get money to fight Hitler. The idea came from Beardsley Rummel, Treas. of Macy's and chairman of New York's Federal Reserve Bank. He called the pay-as-you-go tax so much money came in with so few complaints that it was continued after the war, but Americans were always taxed in 1830, Pres. Andrew Jackson wrote the favorable problems our country is blessed with prosperity and are citizens exempt the pressure of taxation American minute plans for all American minute of USA were welcome to use my gift today evangelist Firefox and he travels the world really all over the world and particularly the United States that many people rose more than one level you somewhere just about every day and every night sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and these doing that because he believes that Jesus could return one day soon and he is an urgency to tell everybody he knows about the saving grace of Jesus or Brenda Fox showed you travel the world is evangelist, but you also work in a different arena.

We we both have a very good mutual friend who I don't think he's been all that they have the radio show back about your bike at first. Yes in escrow Chad Conley who is an organization called faith. When in Chad is a strong Christian believer is different to both of us even better. Bring with you. He won't let me travel speak with about the right of eight brother but travel a lot with our good friend Chad Conley encouraging pastors and Christians register to vote. What made you get involved in that because so many pastors and evangelists are scared of the world of politics and public policy. What happened describe you to get involved in that since I was 18 years old always voted and think that I believe that just everybody did I learn everybody goes vote, and in fact it was in October 2019 hosted Chad, growth little get together with preachers and I'd become becoming more and more involved in playing with politicians going to their offices, you would talk about policy but also work 2019. The Holy Spirit call me to work with wood.

Chad I had him bear speaking about 18 muckraker plans. Rather, spontaneous mating during that presentation Bob, you mentioned that there were 82 million evangelicals in America that only about walking million were registered to vote. In other words, half of evangelical Christians were not even read the vote, let alone voting which was startling and that little presentation that shared my believe the Holy Spirit call me to work on the same as an assignment. I could not allow 42 million evangelicals, not the big challenge the ragged and began to exercise their bunk and so financing it up with the shared and yet we travel a lot together just about two weeks ago we were in a different cities together in three days and by the way back to the gospel every night service the Chad Nyhan great night service that we we had people say their course, I might 65 the next night to say the next month the golf will fit an employee meeting even when it's about the public: but is only one old yes absolutely. And there's only one group of people and is interested in raising the level of light from a country that's God's and God's people go will raise the level of righteousness in America is not more get done the people who hate God, they're not trying to raise the level like you when you were trying to and of course it's God who were porting Pope. He's the one with Congress to serve against God's people must be involved in this arena call politics backward use. I have a few people even a few pastors that become a little disenchanted with some rather outspoken and then there like others will give a separate statement of function into political auction. I get you no longer the band for the fall. None of that is true, God himself holding the home he ordained the church and plans.

He ordained the government God himself, or thing the devil so it's unthinkable that member that you will not be involved in its inconceivable watches. People delete good storage air, but what including our influence in the public away and so you may as well not trailer taught me.

You know to me about getting out of what I'm doing with God and country in which the cause were commanded to be salt and light reported and so but it is what you doing are so very very light. I command you for all that you're doing and you open up with as many know, Rancho work together with witness or possible like mother cherry, magnificent golf here. We all have to work together in your thinking as you were saying how someone as sheep you not evangelists anymore.

Same with me for years of travels evangelist reaching around the country country really more in other countries the United States and recently a dear friend of mine is better) for years I call me. Is that what is happened to you. I see that you're involved in trying to change the culture your words and evangelists anymore really, laid into me and and I had to try to explain to him that the mission hasn't changed but if we don't impact the culture for Jesus were not going have the right to share the gospel anymore release freely because are going to try to control what pastor said him pastors need to realize there will lose the right to openly share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ, their people in this country in major leadership positions in the country today who consider the Bible, God's word to be hate speech and that you were headed as a country we know it get involved in and as you said God. When God created this world. He put man over his creation and government is one of the things that God created in this world and he didn't expect mankind, particularly his church and the followers of Jesus Christ to just walk away and turned their backs, so I start preaching I need to be carefully her brother hello yes to let me ask you.

I know the work you do with faith when our mutual friend checked out like a lot of what you all do is addressing the issue that you brought about were there over 40 million people who profess to be evangelical Christians who were eligible to vote, but are not registered to vote. So if a pastor is listening brother, can I have voter registration drives and their church were that violating the Constitution only doesn't violate the Constitution is nonpartisan deal they were doing registrant paperwork. We would never kill people who to vote for and violate my conscience while I would not think that I believe in the soul liberty. Each person is to make their decisions for Christ and they will give account to God what they have done well, good luck. Wish you were trying to get people to register vote and then get educated on where different people stand on the issues the call about the line is she has been politicized brother, that's a Bible issue wife comes from God and I and then the marriage issue marriage.

When a man and a woman. I did not design married Mark Sherk did not design Mark Mary this show. The Christian perspective on the Truth Network.

We didn't design marriage. God is on Mary Napa won't God bless and we better do things got so no work were trying to educate people on Bible issues and work candidates ought to scrambled and so we interview dates notice.

This is the primary season bankruptcy always elections the one old municipal electric. That's another thing like the monsters the federal level would be interesting but are our local or supervisors, school boards, God's people must be involved every yet me and you're right about that in and brother thoughts. I know you know that there's of the Karbala drop off work.

A lot of people vote for Pres. or Sen. Congress when he gets down the school board and city Council is almost half the people don't vote on those easy for those candidates on issues all local level. It just amazes me because the people in your school board one that's one of the most important positions on the ballot right now with all Sklar country with those of the people whose kids go to school with your kids to go to church with you date the restaurants in your community and we don't know who they are is time for us to find out who's involved in our community and get involved in get to clear those local elections because we can have a impact just yoked two or three churches in your county would turn out the vote. I know you're familiar with the story brother were back in Houston just a few years ago there was a woman and was the mayor of Houston. She was allegedly and she was directing pastors to submit their service to her for approval before Sunday morning but I don't remember the numbers but there were three or four churches in town that their membership of adult members was greater. Each one of those churches in the entire turnout that voted for the election is just one of those churches had turned out there Christian voters. There would've been a lesbian mayor of the town of Houston and we have got to engage in this process like you're talking about in and get registered to vote and get educated and then turn out the vote will take a quick commercial break. We come back.

I want talk a little bit more about the registration process that will talk about how churches can impact the public arena Lucerne were talking today with Firefox also very concerned about the future of our nation that is engaging well be like that America has a strong Christian heritage Americans don't know really important role God and the Bible is indicated in American foundation, Dr. David Internation crystalline bargaining journey discovering the hidden much of America's Christian heritage up close and personal, and how it evolved over the government and the men who helped forge the new kind of Republic acknowledge the creator, the truth about the creation of the mounting principles America to join this show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back to causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe's.and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget coffee you love or causes you care about the conservative Baptist network is a dynamic movement of Southern Baptist pastors, churches and Christians committed to standing for the sufficiency of God's word in the face of a culture of compromise. The passion and prayer of the conservative Baptist network is that God would help Southern Baptist staple for the gospel so that we might see revival in America and the Christ. Visit our website to learn how you and your church can join and support this exciting movement is usually gift David Byron plot is such a dear brother, a great faith in a role model for me and I tell you to know him is to love him. He is such a heart for the lost in a burden to tell everybody knows about Jesus Christ and he loves this country and realizes Christians need to engage in the public arena for the Fox before the break we were talking about how you travel with our friend Jack Elliott faith when to encourage pastors to get Christians to register to vote. The folks if you're listening if you're a pastoralist thing.

I encourage you have voter registration drive you church if you're not a pastor, I encourage you to politely and nicely go meet with your pastor and tell them that you will do the groundwork. It is so easy to register voters today and you can go to your local board of elections or supervisor election get the material you can even do it online in most places, and just have a table if your pastoral out in the vestibule of the lobby of your church and maybe the pastor can beat talking about it for weeks in advance or or what I would love brother brother thoughts probably give us some notes if you need to know to do it to preach a sermon on the importance of Christians engaging in the civic arena and then have a voter registration drive afterward. That is 100% legal. There's nothing illegal about it all.

People can join whatever party they want, but if you got a pastor was preaching the word of God.

The whole word of God. You don't have to tell people how to vote. If the pastor preaching the word of God people reading the word of God, and they seek God guided their going to know how to how to vote. But first I gotta get registered, what programs y'all have brother when you meet with pastors and and and with your partnership with faith when other resources available Internet, or how do you encourage people go about starting have a voter registration drive. If they want to have an engaging, very, very easy play Yes, when .us light on that website you can register online and that's all 50 states and regular white online right there, or you can check know if you'd moved over over so long will make sure it's up right faith when .us as I travel the country last year. I did keep track cushion with my laptop use that website to read 150 church members and Germany last year averaged about three week as as I did scrambled just made myself up beside whatever the church and altogether last year in the state of Virginia. We rated 77 bowel sure. In 2021 77,000 church member not registered in Virginia, bought our little thing across to you all night stages of 1 million and and did it make a difference in Virginia. While yes oh yes there were some brick present for Janet. It was exactly associate with with Christians voting the better candidates for candidates were closer to the bottom all still got a long way to go on beloved state along with but we have seen a little bit of progress because God's people have gotten involved and recheck that's on a much greater level but every church to have voter registration at least one song you all you need to do it two or three. One of my preacher Koreans in Tennessee. I called and must not have voter registration should all mopping for later just well you might be surprised you call me that afternoon. As I read through 100, much wow. The bad news pastor is you probably got another bear so I'm ready to leave merely a few thousand registered 400 and some church members on Sunday morning. Should I get up the boat that say a man or even read us and grow. Can you share I know you're being humble here of a butcher spot if you don't mind, but a lot of people say, will you, why do I need to do this. My boatbuilding tail like you to share a little more specific. Now we have a governor of Virginia, a Lt. Gov. Secretary of State and the others down ballot who were strong strong Christians. Our new governor Virginia is a powerful godly Christian that love the Lord.

He opened every meeting that he hasn't state government with prayer and he would not be in office today hey Chris is not loaded. Can you share a little bit about you shares over 77,000 that your faith finds team registered in Virginia tells what the election results were in.

Did those Christian voters make a difference. Oh, absolutely. Gov. Duncan won by about 60,000.

Our team never endorsed anybody. We never did however we we interviewed every candidate that would interview with this and I remember specifically arching the printers on the phone very first time with Mr. Yelton. We told him we always want to open this in prayer and none of the candidate and so we did directly after we did that he should not man it would be to: I'd like to leave in prayer for you printers and a letter simply noted that and you know maybe you've been a con artist may be user all this time so you know you don't know it, knowing too well at that point, watchmen will get a good interview, but the cliffs of knowing little while now many many months and many many conversations and yes he is a man of prayer.

The inauguration was recent January 15. It was outside and text to my wife. I said to my wife? Duncan did not have a crater closed and clear.

I wanted quote that you will much terrible watching will not really should Mr. Duncan himself close inauguration clearly.

Scripture played in Jesus my and every time I been with with that clear brother Chris if I could say this to my wife got very, very soon. Only 2022, their mom was in and out of the hospital for time on one of the Saturday call me on the phone, which is not totally uncommon. We talk about once a week so the phone call and so I stepped outside of town know them will encourage whitefish suggestion about epoxide lunatic called Goodlett Matlock like talk to you why, to microplate with like a leadership Bible and the governor Virginia. I took the phone back and shot put them on speaker phone for the next 12 to 15 minutes. Encourage my wife in bold and he did play with any did read the Bible, and though my wife was an old at that point you very sick.

I'm telling you that made a difference and I don't know too many assertions that the government is: play with them when their bad shape but I could take my wife is and is not a good testimony of salvation wife letting light early on in Uganda here that testimony. Mr. Sears has a wonderful testimony for Jesus Christ. Some your heirs are Atty. Gen. received quite wins a 15-year-old boy and there just preached. Revelation chapter 3 in verse 20 and receive Christ that night is a is a boy and a church camp keep typing those kids to church camp. You might through the next Atty. Gen. Gibson's so yeah the church made a different because all regular one.

Bob very very small mortgage.

All three have a good testimony for Jesus Christ.

What a powerful testimony and just imagine if other elected officials love the Lord like that. I'm not saying that there aren't any others but they're the real deal. I just recently had dinner with Lieut. Gov. when Simon is you were at that dinner or lunch meeting I guess and they're the real deal and ammunition. Look at the impact it was because Christians because the church of Jesus Christ, the followers of Jesus Christ registered to vote. Got educated and turned out about it in Virginia was one of the most liberal states in the country at that time, a previous cover talking about murdering babies born outside the womb and let them die.

I did understand that had prevailed in Virginia, but because Christians got on her knees and beg God for a change intake and they registered to vote and they turned out the vote. We now have godly men and women serving in the three highest positions in the state of Virginia right now and that same thing. People that are listening. The same thing could happen all over the country Christian.

We just get engaged in. It does make a difference and when you can say what you want people you say about the church not been involved but I tell you what that the garbage that was being taught in public schools now being right back in Virginia because we have a godly governor of Virginia taking a stand against the good the filthy sexual education curriculum that was being present in the estate before taking a stand against abortion and info wife for babies that were created in God's image in the womb, and so many at a stand against critical race theory, which is a false religion seeks to divide what Jesus Christ died to unite so much more it matters who is in public office, and we need to get registered to vote and we need to turn out Christian voters. In this particular brother fought. This is an important year with midterm elections. Yes it's important that we turn out voters and not just in the United States house the United States Senate and those are very important. Y'all let me tell you, and I'm coming up on a commercial break your but Roe V Wade is about to be overturned and the and the decision of abortion is going to go back to state and it is important that Christians, unlike any other time before get registered to vote at a let godly men and women to the state house and state Senate District and appellate and interest in state Supreme Court across his country because the abortion battle is about to be removed from Washington DC and put in states across his country and we got to a let godly men and women to the statehouse state Senate and every state this year or abortion is going to continue to grow.

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Anybody want to come as radical, but then we have a time of talking about the issue. Just like I said a few moments ago life. If you that is not a political issue that is a Bible marriage issue is real. All these are even they even though the finances of our country plus trillion dollars in debt. That's just not according to the Bible. The Bible does about finding a suspect is the best financial book in the world always agrees God and country round, always, always, always, we have seasons of claim and we tell them about upcoming election dates primary dates convention dates when we educate them, and how to get involved in the cautious, how to become our sworn electrical, become a poll watcher. We got to get involved.

Although should walk honest elections that should be easy to vote should all but always with the rallies we put the gospel of Jesus Christ. We can't have these at neutral location and we went buildings, Ms. Shearer's armor last year I went a gigantic fleamarket building all tables out John Lena as war 1400 people showed up. The shirt was there a colorable the political much like what Elvis coil valuation, Christ, she did not.

John 316 we had 25 people say that always we have the gospel presented last round that delete candidates to Christ during the course of the year. I led several elected officials to Christ during the course of the year spent time on the phone with these elected officials number of different Senators and House representative folks that I play with on regular basis that they won't recruit. They need a quick show all the creatures been sure about talking with mono they need and they need quick you are saying in my phone right now when I travel around the country. I know you do to encourage pastors if you look back at the history of our nation. Revolutionary war pastors were leaders in our community today or don't get outside their church yellow. Sometimes I have to bear some you know how many of you can name one school board member 111 County Commissioner one city councilmember, why don't you know they are. That tells me you're not praying for you don't know their names. You're not praying for preacher and how about this. How about not that you know their name. How many of your elected school board members and County Commissioner Marissa Sickels members know your name.

Return how how many how many have your phone number because like you said brother Fox. Most of them don't go to church. A lot of them don't have a pastor but they got problems just like everybody else and they need somebody to call once in a while break form, but there's communities all over our country brother where there's not a single pastor in that community that is ever communicated with the elected officials. All local level and they would know what preacher calls.

I had to. We gotta change their preachers.

We gotta get involved in our community. Those men and women need to know about Jesus and just like pastor Burbage was a Byron Fox led these elected officials and candidates to Jesus. We can do that in every community across the country and imagine revival, we would have if we lead elected godly men and women if we lead them to Jesus. The impact that we could have our culture. I'm sorry I'm still your time at work you give brother, I'll get right.

And there's even been shown that have started out almost adversarial with that later on when they did have a crises.

I called my I'm thinking one in particular that the first several times we communicated it was adversarial. Then he had a friend about to die and you never call my brother Fox villages, Mr. Fox Fox. I got the text from him. He said brother Fox when I read brother I got my attention.

Brother Fox, my friend is dying. Would you pray I called you must of course you want to play and the relationship change likelier now. Still not seen him say he still lost my but were were making progress, but Chris you have to you have to like old preacher Fred Jack Turner and he told me you have to build friendship bridges and when you build a friendship rigid, then you are the right to share the gospel. At some point down the road and we have to do that. So you met you I want to wallow show the subject image of God and country events that you hold something. I encourage pastors to do it.

Even her own church have a God and country service brother brought you out like you notice about me but evidently been elected six times in so I know what it's like to be a politician as well and brother. If there is a warm body in the Ruger election season we will be in that room so you like the pastors.

If you have a pick a Sunday night and if you have a God and country service in your church or call it whatever you want if you invite particularly a year like this like election year. If you invite every elected official in every candidate to your church.

I got news for you.

Every single one of them will come.

I'm telling we need your vote and if you invite us to a room were there a bunch of bodies were going to go to that room and do exactly what brother Fox said you bought them there and you don't let that goodness don't let a politician talk. Go hand in the microphone you just introduce them and what that does 01 it.

Let your people in your church. Get to know could most of them are probably like you pastor probably never met elected officials in your community or candidate to allow them to see them in the preacher I want to challenge you. You preach the greatest evangelistic message you ever preached in your life because most of them and said to say have never been invited to church before many of your elected officials are not to be Christians and you preach and evangelistic message, and give them a chance to accept Jesus Christ and then afterwards go to your fellowship hall and have those ladies in your church that are good cooks look like Mike homemade ice cream or just cakes and desserts and then let the people in your church mingle with those elected officials and candidates that give them a better idea of who to vote for. But that also opens the door for the Holy Spirit to move those elected officials lives and I challenge all the do that in your community and I don't if you think churches there done that brother Fox, but it it works in the politicians I'm telling you we will come, we need to meet as many voters as possible motives might not be good to get them in the room.

They can't leave and preach the gospel use crustal and do that with all levels of officials.

I'm thinking like mail servers that I preach just like what you're describing. And the sheriff and four of his deputies. The first man down the I'll receive Christ that might was the sheriff's deputies. He received Christ as we got them in the new convert program. I'll tell you we can see official site and begin those relationships you're talking about that also gets our people, not just the preacher and ballpark people involved developing relationships and it does make a difference. For example, is an account last last call, and the town decided not to have Christmas parade have a holiday going stop by the mayor's office manager when you think about it for seven holiday parade quickly will I'm really going for? Like so that change that mayors mind right there. What I can still add Christmas parade that you based on the preacher, just stopping by to see the my notes are different and maybe just a little incidental things like that do different you know and you just stay in the game will got to do it in his report is the pastors not only get to know people in the community, but do they need to preach the word of God. Absolutely you must preach all of the good truth has fallen in the streets and are our pulpits have failed America pulpits look preacher read that Bible pressure to about 100 times.

I don't care if he got a lofty Georgian or non-or alliterative message or not but get the truth out of that passage and preach it and then related make it applicable to light here and white male in our country preacher. Please preach all the Bible such an important message because so many pastors George Barna you I know you know George has done some surveys.

He does surveys among Christians and that less than 10% of pastors who claim to be evangelical ever addressed issues the culture today like abortion or homosexuality transgender traditional family values preacher is not political issues are issues of sin. If you're preaching the whole word of God like brother Fox is saying you can't get around it. You got addresses issues in our culture, come back to Jesus only did angels Firefox. Thank you so much for being with us today. We sure appreciate you coming on the Christian perspective. God bless you brother usually do a great job Jonah, you have a great preacher come to a revival in your town.

You need to go to Firefox that's with two exes Byron by brother Byron to come to your community you will preach the whole word of God and he will give in and potential limitations of people have a chance to save you want to hear what he said you're faster later today. Thank you for listening stations this time. God bless you Christian perspective. Learn more about impacting the culture for Jesus. This is the This is the Truth Network

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