The following program is recorded content created by YouTube But I didn't do radio on the 1st and what I do when I talk about something on the 1st of November because it's an anniversary for me.
A weird kind of anniversary. This is what happened. I'd like to tell a story. You guys can listen to this because it's a true story. And I want you to give me a call 8772072276. So my friend Dave and I were in high school and on the November 1st, I think it was like 1974-75, I can't remember exactly, and we are walking our bikes up an overpass over the 91 freeway in Southern California, Orange County.
We're going to high school. And he's in front of me and right as we come up to the crest of the hill, this van, this blue van comes up, hits its brakes right in front of us. Right in front of us. And we're walking on the sidewalk area. This guy gets up, gets out of the van and starts screaming at us that we almost killed him.
We have no idea what this guy's talking about. And he's screaming, you almost killed me. I'm going to get you. I'm going to kill you guys.
We have no clue. And so my friend was in front and this guy grabbed my friend by the shirt and started threatening him and me. And he says, I'm going to, you know, and he's, you know, I'm terrified. So I get on my bike and I turn around to go down the hill a little bit to get safe from him so I can stop a car because this guy was bigger than both of us put together. And then I realized, I just left my friend. I hit the brakes. I look back and my friend is running across the street and this guy's in the van after me. So I just stood on the pedals and I went down the bottom of this hill and I curved to the right.
I mean, I leaned into this turn into a trailer park, a very small trailer park, only, you know, 15 trailers kind of a thing. And I was going and he, I could hear the gravel on the tires right behind me as this guy is moving and I dodging to the left and I could hear this tire squirving into the gravel. He's coming at me. He's accelerating.
I mean, it's life and death here at this point. And I realized that the bike isn't going to help me much longer because of where I was at the terrain. So I jumped off of it and ran in between some things, which means he couldn't follow me. And I turn around and he's slamming the door shut as he's running after me.
He stopped his van. So I'm on foot now and I'm just bolting as fast as I possibly can go. And this guy is after me. He's fast. And you know, I'm fast too at the time and we're running and he's chasing me. I'm going back and forth, dodging him, changing directions because he was faster than me, but I was lighter so I could change directions and gain some distance. I kept doing this for like a minute and he's screaming.
He's going to get me and he's kind of what's cool. He was on drugs or what? It didn't make it.
I don't know. And he came so close to getting me that my tennis shoe was ripped next to my right tennis shoe on my left side was torn was torn where his foot, his foot hit my shoe and it ripped as I was running. And I realized I wasn't gonna be able to last much longer.
Didn't know if he could either, but I needed help. And it wasn't any help there where I was, but I decided to run across the street where my friend had gone. And I ran across a Boulevard and then there's a bunch of cars over there. So I saw it was like 7 15, 7 30 in the morning. And I saw a bunch of cars in this restaurant area.
So I figured there's people there. So I dodged traffic on a major Boulevard, busy Boulevard. This guy's on my tail. I get in to the parking area and I put a car between him and me, a parked car. And he is looking at me and he's trying to get around the cars. He's going to get me and I'm going to kill you.
I'm going to kill you. And so I'm just bolting between cars, keeping the cars between him and forcing myself to breathe deeply so I can oxygenate myself as quickly as possible of whatever's going to happen. And I noticed my friend is standing with a guy who's got a knife in his hand.
This is all true. He got a knife in his hand and he's got a white smock on it. Looks like he's a cook at this restaurant and he's got a big knife. And so I'm going to get over there and I try and bolt to get over to them for safety. And I couldn't because this guy kept getting in my way and I had to go a different direction. It turns out later that the chef guy, the cook guy didn't speak English very well. And my friend conveyed to him that he was in trouble and the guy thought that I was a bad guy. So that I was after my friend Dave. It's a good thing I didn't get over there. So anyway, I am running. This all came out in the police report and stuff later.
A lot of cops showed up later afterwards. And so I'm running and I see an open door and it's black inside. I don't know what this place is. And it's a couple of doors down and it's open. I just decide to run in there. There's got to be people because I saw cars next to the entrance.
There's got to be people in there. I got to get help. And I just run in through this door into the darkness. And instantly my eyes adjusted. It was the weirdest thing. I could see very quickly. And I ran down towards the end and it was a bar.
I'm 17 at the time. It was a bar where people are drinking at 7.15, 7.30 in the morning. They're already drinking. And there's a bartender and there's two guys sitting at a bar. And I run and I realize there's no exit.
And I'm in trouble. And I hit the wall at the far end and I'm just completely out of breath. And I turn back. They look and I see this guy coming up in the silhouette of the door as he's stopped. He knows he's got me.
And he starts walking towards me because he sees me. And it was this big guy next to me just sitting there drinking. And I said, this guy's trying to kill me. I didn't do anything.
I don't know what's going on. I said, help, help. And I collapsed because I was exhausted. This guy comes at me. And right before he gets to me, this big man stood up and got between us. And he said, there'd be no fighting in here.
Get out. And the guy weighed his options with this. This guy was huge. And weighed his options with a huge guy. And he took off. He goes, I'm going to get you. So he took off.
And he didn't want to mess with that huge guy. Well, the guy went back to drinking. He didn't talk to me. Nobody talked to me.
Anything. I just stayed in this bar. I'm underage. I stayed in this bar for 20 minutes. My friend Dave had called the cops. And the cops were there looking for me. And the van was gone. And my bike was all bent up because he had damaged it on purpose.
He'd come back and damage it. They thought I had been kidnapped. So they had an APB out for a blue van.
And it was really a big deal. And so I'm in this place for 20 minutes. The cops think I'm gone. I don't know why they didn't look around at other doors.
But any rate, so they went and they checked and did all this stuff and went over to where the other area was, looked around. I come walking out of the door finally for 20 minutes. And my friend Dave goes, there he is. And so the cops come over. And are you mad?
Yes, yeah, yeah. Where were you? I said, I was in there. It was a bar.
I figured they figured I wouldn't go into a bar. I don't know. Whatever. And so we got taken down to the police station. Did a report. The whole bit. It was a big deal. It was a big deal.
And so this happened on November 1, man. And so we go to the police station, complete report. We talk about everything. And our parents are there. Or my mom is, I think, because my dad was working. And we went back home, had to recover. I don't know if he went to school that day. We were basically terrified. All right, so that's it. Two weeks later, I'm with my mom.
I had orthodontia. And we drove to Loma Linda and back. And we get home.
And my friend Dave calls me up. He goes, they caught it. They caught the guy. I said, no way.
Yeah, he was in his van cruising up and down the high school after school looking for us. I said, no way. So I had to go down to the police station. And the cop said, he's one of your fellow students.
I said, no way. And he goes, here's the annual. And I want you to look through the annual. So I did. Now, this guy had blonde hair and blue eyes, drove a blue van.
I remember that about him. And I looked through the annual. And I said, I don't see him. And the cop said, look, one more time, you've got to look. If you don't recognize him in here, then we're going to have to let him go.
Because he's apprehended the rest of them. And I said, I'll look again. And I looked.
And I examined every single person that would match. And I said, I'm sorry, he's not here. And the guy goes, OK, we got to let him go.
He says, that just blows the whole witness. And I said, well, who is he? Which guy? And he points to this guy. And I said, no, that guy's a friend of mine.
He's my trigonometry class. I help him out. He says, are you covering for him? I said, no, I'm not covering for him. I said, if he was guilty, I'd point him out.
I'd recognize him. I said, that's the so and so. I said, but I can guarantee you it's not him.
Because he had a blue van and met the match. And my friend turned him in because it met. But I said, no, I know him.
I said, I'm not covered for this guy. He's a friend of mine. But it's not him. He said, it's not him.
I would swear to it under oath. It is not him. I recognize him. And that's not the guy.
And he says, okay. And so that was the end of it. We never found out who it was. We never found out the why.
We never found anything. But that happened November 1st. I think it was like 1974. So I remember that. And I like telling the story every now and then.
Some people like to hear the stories. All right. Let's get to Melissa from North Carolina. Welcome, Melissa. You were on the air.
Hi, Matt. That's quite a story. It's very exciting.
It was exciting and it was traumatizing. Yes. But yes, I can imagine.
That's right. Um, so I do have a question. Um, I have, um, basically the, um, question is, the scripture trained up a child in a way he should go and shall not depart. I'm currently driving.
So I can't pull up the actual, but I do have a wayward son. And of course we all stand on that. And we were having a conversation at work, um, you know, fellow Christians. And, uh, he was saying, no, cause I was saying, well, I'm standing and I'm, you know, I'm claiming that promise from God, you know, and other scriptures too. And it's all, no, no, no, that's, that's not a covenantal promise from God. That's from the proverb where, um, you know, wisdom and these are the principles. And so I've really never heard that before, but I, I grew up, you know, knowing that every scripture is given by, you know, inspiration of God and if it's in the word and, you know, the canon, I guess you could call it, um, that's what I stand on. So I'm, I'm not really torn as to, um, what is really the truth with that faith?
Well, that's a good question. And, uh, it's in Proverbs 22, six. And I have two wayward daughters.
And so, uh, and I trained them, my wife and I trained them in the ways of the Lord. Like us too. Yeah. Hold on. There's a break.
Yeah. We'll get back to it. We'll talk about it.
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Let's get back on the air with Melissa from North Carolina. Are you still there? I am. Yeah. Okay.
All right. So what this is about in Proverbs 22, six, train up a child in the way he should go. Now, literally the Hebrew says, um, uh, according to his way. And it seems to imply the issue of the manner of life. He's going to live according to his abilities, train up a child in the way he should go in the manner of the life he's to have.
And even when he's old, he won't depart from it. That seems to be what it's talking about because the literal Hebrew is literally according to his way. And so that's one way that's one point that's important to understand. And number two is proverbs are wisdom statements. They're not absolute truth statements all the time.
They are recommendations. They are statements that we are to follow. So what you and I have done is trained up our child in the way of the Lord.
Now, was that literally consistent with according to their ability and their knowledge and their characteristics? Because I can tell you, uh, one of my children from a very early age, very clearly was, let's just say a little stubborn recalcitrant, difficult, very, it really work a lot. Okay.
And so she, it has always been a very independent, uh, individual. We train my wife and I trained her, she's homeschooled and, and she's very way. Yeah. We homeschooled as well. Yeah.
From preschool all the way to graduation. So kind of similar. Yeah. And so what my wife and I have done is to trust the Lord and we continue to trust the Lord. And so is this a statement about that they will be followers of God? That's not what it says.
Okay. Train up a child in the way that he should go or the way that is according to him. The literal Hebrew is according to his way. Train up the child according to what he is and how he is, and he won't depart from it. So according to his abilities, uh, uh, strengths and weaknesses, that's really what's going on there.
Okay. Um, so with that, cause like I said before, like I was always came from a church that was kind of name it, claim it and really diving into the word and learning all these details of things. So how do I, as a mom, or how do you as a dad, you know, um, deal with that? I mean, of course, I know we pray and we say the blood of Jesus and just believe God, you know, that, um, you know, the Holy Spirit would glue him and, you know, all of that.
But how do I guess you just have to trust the Lord, right? You know, just trust that he is in control and, you know, just kind of rest in that, you know, cause it's a shock to me, you know, it's kind of new. So, um, how do you deal with it? My wife and I deal with it prayerfully and patiently. And, um, two of my daughters, two of our daughters, we have three daughters, two of them are wayward. One of them was over last night and, uh, spent the night and, you know, I brought her cookies and stuff like that.
Um, and she knows we love her and, uh, you know, we just pray for her. That's all we can do. Yeah. Yeah.
That's it. You know, because he is in control and they make their own decisions. Just because you train them in the Lord doesn't mean that that's how it's going to be, that they're going to be Christians. They had to have their own faith.
They can't be, uh, under the faith of mom and dad. So. Yeah, exactly.
Exactly. Well, that is super helpful. Well, that is super helpful. I, you know, I thank you, um, for your time and thank you for your show. I really, on my way home, I listen to all the time and, um, you're just such an encouragement and, um, I appreciate your ministry.
I really do. Thank you. Well, praise God and, uh, and thanks for listening. Really appreciate it. You too, Melissa. God bless. All right.
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Let's get to Alberto from Georgia. Hey, welcome back, man. How are you doing? Yeah. Good afternoon, man.
Slick. I got a question. Sometimes I've noticed sometimes some preachers, they try to teach this teaching about, since we don't know God, what it looks like. They're trying to adapt that God's like, it's not a he, but it's more of a general neutral.
So is that correct? The Greek original Greek identifies that as a he, as a male. Biology is where male and female come into play, uh, in a biological sense. Before the universe existed, uh, God of course is neither male nor female, but he refers to himself in his self revelation as a he.
He chose a gender. I believe it's because one of the genders would be the one, uh, that would be crucified on the cross. And he made Adam first and Adam is the federal head and federal headship is where the male represents the descendants.
In my opinion, Adam's federal headship is due to the fact of the federal headship of Christ and that he represented his people just as Adam represented his people. And first Corinthians 15, 22 talks about that. So I see God covenantally, uh, sending the son and becoming one of the genders and it's male and God refers to himself as the father, uh, not as the mother, but as the father, Jesus refers to him as the father and that's how it is. So we should refer to God in the masculine, uh, even though we know that biologically he doesn't have that, but Jesus does and he is in the, uh, right now in a human male body, a glorified resurrected body, but it's male nonetheless. So preachers who would say that God is gender neutral and then try and refer to God if they ever dare do this as the he, she God or the mother God are, are in heresy and, um, are, are in really bad shape. Theologically. So what's the exciting thing like saying you never find nowhere in the Old Testament, any female angels always appear as a male figure.
Uh, there's a yes and a no to that. I'm trying to remember that, uh, female angels. There's actually something about the female, uh, the angelic realm. There's a female reference in context to it. It's been a long time since I've remembered it, but you know what was odd? I thought about that last week. Well, that's right.
Where is that? And, uh, let's see if I can find it. Let's see. Let's see. Let's see. Let's see.
I think trying to find it. I think, um, I think I remember. Let's see. And, uh, let's see. This is it.
I think I wrote an article on it. Okay. So this is at a Zechariah and it says, and the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, lift up your eyes. He was going forth. I said, what is it?
Uh, it goes on. He says, he said, uh, this is wickedness. He drew her down. He threw her down the woman sitting inside the Ephah. He threw her down into the middle of the Ephah and cast a dead weight on its opening. Then I lifted up. My eyes looked and there were two women were coming out with me with the wind in their wings.
They had wings, like the wings of a stork. And they lift up an Ephah between the earth and the heavens. I said to the angel who was speaking to me, where are they taking this? So some think that those are female angels, but they're not. It's just a vision that is being spoken of while he's talking to an angel.
Where's Zechariah 5 and 9? Check it out. I'll be right back. Hey folks, 4 Open Lines, 877-207-2276.
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Bottom of the hour, 4 Open Lines, 877-207-2276. Alberto, are you still there? Hello? Yes. Yeah, we were saying with what, Zechariah chapter and verse, what was it?
5. Zechariah 5, verse 9. So some have alluded to the vision being two angels, but it's kind of a vision thing. That's all it is. It's not a, okay. He said, lift up your eyes, the angel said, and see what's going forth.
And so he had a vision of some sort. Okay? Okay. All right. Thank you, sir. Take care. All right, ma'am. God bless.
Give her the word. All right. Okay, thanks. Hey folks, we have a wide open lines. Why don't you give me a call, 877-207-2276. I want to let you know that we stay on the air by your support.
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It's very important. See, our culture is woke. And wokeness is being aware of ageism, social justice, white privilege, prejudices, varying things. You've got to be woke, awakened. You have to be woke to all of these things of which you're guilty of.
Now, usually the white people, the ones who are most guilty for some apparent reason, according to wokeism. And it has been used as a weapon of the left to undermine biblical precepts. Now, I'm not saying that we need to be racist and that's okay or one race privilege over another.
They're not advocating any of that. The issue here is that we need to look to God for our battle. And we need to look to the Lord as our standard of righteousness.
Wokeness isn't it. For example, racism to judge someone as being inferior based on the color of their skin is a sin because that shows partiality. And that is something that is rejected in scripture in Romans 2.11 and in James 2.2-4. It's just sin. I don't call it racism. I call it sin.
And you need to repent of sin. And there are other things, the white privilege stuff, prejudices, ageism, or ableism. Ableism.
I've heard people say, look, you're just more able than a person in a wheelchair. You're an ableist. You hold to ableism. What? It's like that guy, Fetterman, who has had a stroke.
And if you say, well, wait a minute, how's he affected? Oh, you're just an ableist. You hold to ableism. He's not as able as you. So therefore you need to stop because you're woke. You're not woke. You have to understand.
I'm like, well, no, no, no. Just asking questions. If he's had a stroke, how does it affect his cognitive abilities? What are the medical records? What's the information? Let's find out, you know? And so what the left does, it uses this kind of stuff to undermine biblical principles and take your eyes off of God. That's just one thing.
Now here's another thing. You've got to realize that the church is at war. The Christian church is at war with the world.
Now, when I say war, I don't mean, you know, guns and knives and grenades and stuff like that. The Bible says in Ephesians 6, 12, for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. And so, in my opinion, when I watch Biden and Pelosi and Schumer and others speak, and then they invoke God, they invoke the Lord Jesus, and they continue to support abortion, and they continue to support homosexuality and all this stuff and socialism. This is just evidence of the deception of the left.
And not all people on the left are deceitful. I'm just saying the deception that the enemy uses in order to get his way by using his servants in high places to war against the gospel and the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers and powers and spiritual forces and things like that. And in the Bible, there are mentions.
It mentions about angels being assigned to varying geographical areas and their demonic forces that work in geographical areas and upon individuals. I'm not saying that Biden is possessed or Pelosi is whatever. I'm just saying that there's a spiritual battle going on. We all need to be aware of it. And they are under spiritual attack because of the great influence that they can have. And they are influenced in this country for evil.
And it just is. It's evil. They're influencing the country for evil. This is all the more reason we as Christians need to be voting. We need to be voting. And when we have moral evil in control, mainly in the people who are leftists, who don't have any moral standard in God's word, then we have moral chaos in our nation.
And it is getting bad. In Isaiah 5 20, it says, woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who call woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. So that's an important statement. You see, you got to understand that the people who are in the school boards and saying that trans need to be in the different bathrooms, that transsexuals need to, and was it when they dress women, men dress women, what's it called?
Transvestitism and other things that they need to be teaching your children and that your children need to be involved with this. This is evil. And then if you disagree, you're the one who's judged as being evil. So they switch what is good for evil and evil for good. They are clever in their own sight and their own estimation and their own wisdom, but they're not clever in the mind of God.
They are in sin. Now, there's a phrase in the Bible in Deuteronomy 12.8, you shall not do all that you're doing here today. Every man was doing whatever was right in his own eyes.
In Judges 17.6, in those days, there was no king of Israel. Every man did what was right in his own eyes. Proverbs 21.2, every man's way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. What I'm saying here is that when people start doing what's right in their own eyes, it leads to moral chaos. Moral chaos leads to economic downfall.
It's just how it works. Because if people are going to be doing whatever's right in their own eyes, they're going to be beating people, pushing them in front of trains. They're going to be robbing, stealing. Then we have the leftists who say no bail for the people who have committed bad crimes.
They can get out right away. They go out and do more crimes. They are the ones instigating and helping the wicked do more evil. This is what's going on in our nation.
It's moral chaos because the people in charge are doing what's right in their own eyes. They're not submitting to God. We as Christians submit to God, so what we need to do is to be informed about what's happening around us, and we need to vote. And you should not, as a Christian, be voting for anybody who'd be supporting homosexuality and abortion. You should not do that. It's against God.
If you use the God-given power and right that you have to vote for someone who's ungodly and wars against the things of God, then you're contributing to the downfall of the country. Something to think about, something to accept and to realize. And we have to understand that there is something Jesus also said in Matthew 16 3. He said, there will be a storm in the sky, and you'll see the sky is red and threatening. And you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can't discern the signs of the times. So Jesus is saying, you can look around you and you can see, hey, a storm's coming. Like there's one coming here in Idaho pretty quickly tomorrow. I can see in the sky it's coming.
How much more should we be able to discern these times and know what's coming? And if nobody calls, I'll talk about that after the break. Hey folks, we'll be right back.
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Here's Matt Slick. Everybody, welcome back to the show, the last segment of the hour. Just want to remind you that tomorrow I'll be doing a guest appearance thing on ABN sat TV. And I'll be discussing a lot of what was just discussing the necessity of voting with the Christian's responsibilities and things like that. And so Luke Wayne is on schedule to do the show tomorrow, but he just had a new baby. So you know how that could go. He and his wife, congratulations, Luke with a new one. Elizabeth, she's awesome. I saw pictures. She's cute and what a blessing.
And so he is scheduled to do the show tomorrow, but if he doesn't, well, you know, family life and things happen with it, especially with a new baby. All right. So, uh, also I just want to remind you, we stay on the air by your support. Please consider supporting us. Just go to CARM, C-A-R-M dot O-R-G, the right, uh, excuse me, let me say this again.
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This is just a part of the leftist plan of control of, uh, of speech, uh, the indoctrination that is going on. And this is, like I said, it is part of the, uh, what Jesus was saying. There'll be a storm today. You can say this in the morning. You'll recognize this for the sky is red and threatening. Do you not know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can do that, but you can't discern the signs of the times. What are the signs of the times that we're in right now? If you look around you and, or you watch the news, you'll find, you will see that there's an increase in an increase, excuse me, of evil. Um, no, it was 2,500, not 25,000 bill.
That's what I heard. You can check it out if you want. So there's gender confusion. Now, gender confusion ultimately is an attack on the created order of God, uh, male and female. Then there's a rise of racism and racism is being used by the left in order to cause division. When division is rampant, uh, small groups of people in strategic locations can then take power.
This is one of the reasons that racism is promoted by the left to set people against each other. Uh, there's the prominence of abortion. These are the signs of the times.
Okay. Abortion is killing of the unborn and women who just so repeatedly, so common, uh, common now is my body, me, me, me. And this is selfishness.
It's not the true nature of love, which is other centered. Um, the power of the LGBTQ, um, uh, alphabet, uh, group, uh, the, they have an un unhealthy, of course, and disproportional level of power in society. And we Christians are a large percentage of the, the, uh, population in, in America yet we're powerless. We're the ones who get, uh, persecuted, get, uh, lawsuits thrown at us, uh, for not making a cake for homosexual couple, uh, you know, things like that. They are in power.
This is signed at the time. Our schools are indoctrination camps. I've talked to a lot of people about this and I remember back when one of my daughters, uh, was in a high school because what we homeschooled up to a certain level and then they went for the last year or two in high school and I found out that they were teaching values clarification and I went and I met with a principal. That is clarification is the, the practice of telling your children in school, forget all the morals that you've been taught by your parents, your church and everything. Make up your own morals will clarify what is the right way to do things. This is for real.
This is no joke. You should ask your kids whether they're being taught anything like, uh, morality or they do thought experiments where, um, there's a boat that sinks and there's a lifeboat and the lifeboat can hold 10 people, but there's 15 people in the water and the 10 of them get in. Uh, who do you let in and what's your value? Do you let an old person in? Do you let a black person in? You let a white person in? Do you let a crippled person in?
Do you let, let them in? And then they want you, the children to evaluate worth for real. I found out about this kind of thing and I went to the principal and I was aware of the procedures and tactics that they have been taught in order to make, uh, parents like me, uh, feel, oh, it's not that big a deal. And so I was expecting it and I walked in with my wife and he said, well, you know, it's just an option. And sometimes, you know, kids don't have to be in if they don't want it. We don't really get that too deep into it.
It's not that big a deal. And I, I just listened to him and I said, yeah, I know that. I know that's what you're going to tell me. And you see, can he understand something? I, I'm a researcher and a writer. And another thing is I have a radio show and I had a radio show here in the Valley, Idaho, Boise Valley. And I said, and I know your first name. And I said, this is how it's going to work. I said, my daughter will not be involved in this idiocy of values clarification and you will let her out of the class.
And if you don't, I'm going to mention your specific name over the radio in this school of what's going on and what's going on in the classroom. And he just, he was shocked. And he said, okay, okay, whatever you want, whatever you want. I said, what I want is her not to be in the class and to hear this crap. And he said, okay, she'll be excused.
He'd go to the library. I said, okay. And I said, and yet you're going to have other kids do this.
Well, I was mad. You got to fight back folks. You got to fight back. You got to fight back. Our politicians tie the hands of the police.
This is another thing the size of the times, isn't it? You know, I was watching something this morning while I was grabbing a bite to eat. And this man had beaten his wife and they showed the video.
It was horrendous. And he was arrested and let out on cashless bail and he killed her. This is the kind of thing that happens when politicians get power and they're liberal and don't have the mind of God. Judges let the wicked out and more violence ensues.
In fact, the wicked now are more emboldened because they know. Hey, we'll just get in. Let's go to jail for a little bit and get out on a cashless bail or as what is it? And I think it was in California that you can steal in a store up to $990 or something like that. As long as it's not a thousand. And if you steal up to that much, it's just a misdemeanor and they'll just let you out right away. And so what that does is it says to the ungodly wicked, hey, we can go steal as long as we don't steal that much.
It'll be okay. So every day they'll go in and do the same thing. And this is the signs of the times. Wickedness is on the rise. And what do we do as Christians?
We've got to understand something. Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. What we need to do as Christians is pray for the salvation of the people who are committing these atrocities. We need to pray for the judges and the politicians that God would save them. And then he would enlighten them. And if he does not choose to do that, then I would say we need to pray imprecatorily. An imprecation is a prayer. It's in the Bible.
There's lots of them. God, deal with them. Destroy them.
Wipe them out in their ungodliness. May it be done according to their own sin. So this is not something taught from the pulpit very often, but it is part of the Christian message. That we pray primarily for their salvation. And then we pray if God chooses not to save them, but that God deal with them and stop them from committing more wickedness. Whatever way God ordains. It doesn't mean we go out and lynch them. Doesn't mean that. It means that we pray for God's hand to be upon them.
And he has a variety of ways of dealing with people. We need to realize that we have the ability and that right to pray and to seek righteousness. Don't think that as Christians we're just supposed to so-called turn the other cheek and sit down and do nothing.
It's not the case. If someone strikes me, I will step back and weigh the situation. If they come at me, depending on my circumstance, I'll either defend myself or I won't. If someone strikes my wife, well, I'm going to be on them like a monkey on a cupcake.
All 220 pounds of my six-foot-tall martial arts trained frame is going to go all over that person the best I can. And I'm going to stop them. We are to stand up for righteousness.
I don't want violence and I don't advocate it. But we need to be ready. And we are to, it's okay to pray that God in his righteousness deal with people. And it's okay. We're not to sit around and just take it all and just be weak and do nothing.
Now, if you choose to do that, that's your business. But Jesus did say in Luke 22 36 to the disciples, he's going to send them out into the world. There's 12 disciples. He says, do you have a sword? He says, no, we have two cloaks. And he says, sell a cloak and buy a sword. He didn't say each one of you get one. He says, just do that.
And they said, okay, here we are. And he goes, but that's enough. He's not advocating violence, but he is advocating the right of self-defense. We have the right of self-defense. And so we have the right to defend ourselves against the ungodly. And we can do it in prayer.
God, deal with them according to their unrighteousness. You have to understand that the righteous will be persecuted. And that we Christians are going to be persecuted more and more. Don't put your hope in the preacher rapture.
I hope it's true, but just don't put your hope in it because if it's not true, then what? Where's your faith? In that God won't let you suffer, won't let you go through persecution.
And what happens if you do? Oh, then God's not true to you. You have to understand Christians have been persecuted throughout the centuries. They have been murdered. They have been torn asunder by wild animals, drawn and quartered, boiled alive, put on stakes. All kinds of stuff has happened. You can read the book Fox's Book of Marchers, one of the most published books in history, Fox's Book of Martyrs.
And it documents all kinds of things. Just because we're in America and we're Christians in America, don't think that we're going to escape. I hope we do. But you need to be aware. And you need to be vigilant because you need to discern the times. That's what Jesus says in Matthew 16 3.
Be aware and discern them. We have a plan. Our plan is to pray and to vote and to have Christians get involved in politics. Christians get involved in the news.
Christians get involved in the media. Don't sit around and do nothing. Don't just turn the other cheek and think that's all you're supposed to do because we're supposed to do nothing. That's the easy way out. That's not what Jesus said to the disciples. Hey, just sit around.
Don't worry. What I'll do is I'll bring people to you when it's convenient for you to tell them about me occasionally. No, you should pick up your cross and go after me. And then because the disciples stated in Israel, I believe that God ordained the diaspora, that Israel would be attacked by the Romans, which would force the Christians to get out of the Mediterranean area to flee for safety. And by doing that, they then brought the gospel to the Mediterranean area.
That happened in 70 AD. See, God wants us to get out there. He wants us to be active. He wants us to be involved. Jesus went into the world and he says, follow after me. Paul went to mission work.
Peter did too. Now that's not to say we're all supposed to do all those things, but we as Christians are to be involved in the world. You need to learn how to give answers to people.
That's one of the things that I do is I teach people how to give answers and what those answers can be. You only need to check what I say against the Word of God. As I'd like to say, don't trust a guy named Slick on the radio. You check out what he says against the Word of God.
That's what you have to understand. I'm going to leave you with this before we're done. God will never leave us alone. He's with us.
And if you're seeking him to do his will in society as well as your home, you'd be surprised what we can do as people. Amen and amen. God bless everybody.
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