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“You Foolish [Evangelical Church], Who Has Bewitched You?”

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“You Foolish [Evangelical Church], Who Has Bewitched You?”

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November 9, 2018 7:00 pm

In the opening chapters of the final book of the Bible, Revelation, Jesus writes a message to each of seven historic churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey).

Two of the seven churches received commendations for their faithfulness while five were warned to repent of their errant ways or there would be severe consequences.

So considering the Evangelical church in America today, what do you think Jesus’ message would be?...

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You list evangelical who has bewitched you pastor John MacArthur joined us today right here on the Christian Realty radio program where the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of things and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ, I'm David Wheaton, the host in our website is the Christian were will thank you for joining us today as we talk about you foolish evangelical church who has bewitched you know, of course, that's an alternative rendering of Galatians 31 where Paul says to the Galatians you foolish Galatians who has bewitched you for getting away from the gospel in sound doctrine in the opening chapters of the final book of the Bible, Revelation, Jesus writes a message to each of the seven historic churches in Asia minor, which is modern day Turkey. Two of the seven churches received commendations for their faithfulness. While five were worn to repent of their errant ways, or there would be severe consequences. So considering the evangelical church in America today what you think Jesus message would be what he prays are faithfulness for sound doctrine and endurance and persecution and intolerance of false teachers are love and good needs deeds or would he warn us about our lukewarmness, worldliness, and loss of love for Christ today in the program.

Pastor John MacArthur joins us from Grace Community Church in Los Angeles to discuss the church today along with some of the threats to us. Faithfulness such as the social justice movement in light of his new book, Christ's call to reform the church, timeless demands from the Lord to his people. Let's get to the first segment of the interview with John MacArthur, John MacArthur with us today on the Christian world when thank you for taking the time to come on the program.

We like to focus a lot of interview today on one of your most recent books entitled Christ's call to reform the church in the subtitle is timeless demands from the Lord to his people in it says in the back of the book, as is the Lord Jesus Christ commands that his church be doctrinally and morally pure. That was his message to the seven churches in Revelation 2000 years later it is still his command now five of the seven churches that were addressed in Revelation received warnings to repent or there gonna suffer the consequences. Now as you survey the evangelical church today in America. What do you think would be Christ's main warnings and what specific issues would he be warning the church in America about today and with there be any commendations, I think what is so unique about the seven letters to the churches in Revelation 2 and three is to help people talk about what was the purpose of those were those real churches.

Of course they were real churches. Although cities were real cities in Asia minor. In fact, their letter of the sequence of the letters follow the postal route and in the ancient realm of Asia minor. There were real churches in real places, but there are illustrative of churches through all of history and and so they transcend just their local identification and that's that's why they been placed in in the book of Revelation to be a last really a last call to the church from the Lord of the church that would extend all the way through history until his return as you get past those letter then you get in the part of Revelation or talk about is coming so up until he comes.

These are the words of the Lord to his church and we know that because he says at the close of those. Let him who has ears hear what the Lord says to the churches so we know it's a transcendent message and though there were two churches, the church at Smyrna and the church at Philadelphia that was a good church and they were churches that didn't have a fatal flaw. They don't get a warning, they get a commendation.

They were big by no means were they mega churches. They didn't have famous pastors will you know the pastors were but but they were faithful faithful to the Lord faithful to his word and the other five churches were in some some element of decline to the degree that the Lord literally pronounced judgment on them and and they get worse as they go.

It starts out with ethicists having left its first love and the Lord says if you don't return Yama, white, wipe you out, blow out your candle. I'm going to judge you and that that's what started there that they left their first love and then you see the church as it apart and listen via tire and they tolerate sin and they love the things of the world and then you go all the way to Sardis and you get a church that form but it's dead and then you get Leo to see which is the church that the Lord vomits out of his mouth so there is a progression from a church losing its first love to, to being a church the Lord vomits out of his mouth need these things should be a number one on the list of any pastor who wants to know what his church should be and what his church should avoid. These are the universal, timeless letters of the Lord of the church to his church.

I'm actually pretty amazed how many pastors in this contemporary climate look for direction for their quote unquote churches everywhere but in those seven letters and their so powerful so confrontive, so on one hand encouraging and on the other hand, threatening that they they should make any pastor tremble to do everything we can to be sure that he avoids those things that the Lord condemns in his church and they settle into a place of obedience and blessing that evidence it is not popular on the book has just come out Christ's call to reform the church and I start by talking about. Have you ever been to a church and repented of you ever heard of a church that repented that's not something that anybody's really heard of but that's what the Lord says repent or else reset it over and over to these churches repent, repent, repent churches don't repent, but they sure done. This is a call for all pastors in all churches to take a look at the book of Revelation and consider what the Lord says to his church. The book is Christ's call to reform the church. Layer guest today, John MacArthur and II haven't finished it yet and just getting into the book and it is particularly powerful the block and it's incredibly relevant I think for the church is specifically the evangelical church today to consider these warnings. These these messages to the seven churches. Let's talk about some of the issues going on right now in the evangelical church in America. John, you gave several sermons over the summer and wrote several columns on the issue of social justice. You're one of the initial signers of the statement on social justice in the gospel. I want just read a quote that you gave in your one of your columns called the injustice of social justice that is available on your website

You said even more troubling are statements that have been made by certain evangelical thought leaders who claim that anyone who doesn't advocate for social justice is preaching a truncated gospel. Some say that those who reject their social justice ideology don't have any gospel at all. Anthony Bradley, chair of religious and theological studies at the Kings College recently posted this remark online quote.

Here's the problem, and this will be hard from a black church perspective evangelicals have never had the gospel ever read the book doctrine and race here then is the actual question. When will evangelicals embrace the gospel for the first time ever unquote that is quite an allegation really against the evangelical church. We often hear it said John that from that side is pushing social justice that social justice is the gospel issue. What is meant by that and why do you see this, the social justice movement as an important issue to push back against welders a lot there. David, that's really loaded, but I would say this statement like that by Anthony Bradley are intended as a kind of a denunciation of the white evangelical of the non-black evangelical churches never had the gospel and I suppose there would be some black churches, he would throw into that so that the very very racially charged thing to say but the issue is simply this, there is in this movement recognition that it if they just talk about social justice as a social construct as the temporal know pics America. Let's not tell people that are oppressed in that haven't had a very good opportunity if they leave it at that level. It doesn't offend to really gain the traction that they wanted to gain I heard one of their advocates say we don't make this an issue of the gospel. It's going to go nowhere. So that's essentially what they've done. They've shoved this issue of racial equality, racial opportunity and what they see as racial injustice and things like that. They've shoved it into the gospel because if it's not a part of the gospel. It doesn't rise to the level of being absolutely mandatory and compelling, but the truth of the matter is it's not a part of the gospel. We know what the gospel is the gospel is laid out clearly in the Scripture. And if social justice. To be honest was part of the gospel and Jesus failed in his mission because he didn't change the culture at all need a didn't even alter the people who are oppressed, and the people who were elite then somehow some flip them so that the oppressed got experience with power.

He didn't do anything to change the social structure so if we believe social justice or helping no depressed are all pressed people rise socially. If that was part of the gospel. Jesus failed. Secondly, the apostle Paul failed. The apostle Paul failed and in the church as largely failed as well. So you either have Christ coming and finishing his mission or you have them as a failure and it became to change economic demographics became to change social structures on a temporal level than clearly he failed so what happens is if you push this into the gospel inevitable. Inevitably push out the gospel in this history for that. That's what happened in liberalism, they began to take up the social issues and it wasn't very long until the gospel completely disappeared and and all that was left was the social gospel, and we know what happened to those denominations. They are all buried long ago.

Somewhere we see their their tombstones and all these dead churches that are still stuck all across our country but more people in the life so when you move away from the gospel to anything else as as a substitute for the gospel.

The gospel is lost and the message is Lawson in disaster, I want to add a footnote that said, I wanted to but a misunderstanding caring for people's needs showing justice doing justly is absolutely how Christians are to live in the world.

We are told to show justice man command. Ezekiel 18 we are told to do justly, walk humbly with our God.

We are told to do good to all those that we can possibly reach especially to the household of faith. But to do good to all men. We are to love the widow we are to love the orphan love the stranger were to visit the prisoners were feed the hungry closing the naked give alms to the poor. That is how Christians live but you can't make that into the gospel or you eventually will lose the gospel John MacArthur as our guest today here in the Christian will be radio program were talking about his new book, Christ call to reform the church much more coming up.

Stay tuned. After this social justice is the gospel issue. This is become the mantra of many evangelicals rectifying perceived inequities of race, gender and sexuality, poverty, immigration, amongst others, is considered a top priority. But what exactly is social justice is working for social justice. The biblical mandate and application of the gospel Kalb Eisner has written an insightful booklet entitled social justice. How good intentions undermine justice in gospel.

Also included in this revised 44 page booklet is a copy of the just-released statement on social justice in the gospel. You can order the social justice booklet or donation of any amount to the Christian will go to the Christian or call one AAA 46 2233 right to Box 401 Excelsior, MN 55331. The mission of the Christian world is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ for when Christians have a stronger faith. And when unbelievers come to saving faith lives and families and churches, even communities are change for the glory of God. The Christian world you as a listener supported ministry. You can help us in our mission to impact hearts and minds by making a donation of any amount or becoming a monthly partner. All donations are tax-deductible. You can give or calling us toll-free one AAA to 646-2233. When you give like to thank you by sending you a current resource. Monthly partners can choose to receive resources throughout the year, one AAA eight 646-2233 or go to the Christian world Thank you for your support for joining us today in the Christian will be radio program David Wheaton and the interview with John MacArthur want to encourage you to go to our web Christian world to sign up for some of our free resources. We have an annual print letter this going to be released. If you want to get that comes along with the resource catalog here at the end of the year. Be sure to do that very soon be sesame going to the printer and being sent out shortly. Also be sure to sign up for a podcast or podcast is free so if you can hear the program live over the airwaves.

You can always get it through online and that we just released a new feature of that as well call to CW the Christian review short takes which of the highlights every week of the program's a lot to do there. Be sure to go to the Christian world which I MacArthur as our guest today as we talk about Christ's call to reform the church and he was just finishing for the last break.

His answer on the issue of social justice coming into the church get back to that interview survey released recently by Ligon or call the state of theology you thought you probably did an Internet survey of evangelical we found some very interesting results, 52% of evangelical think everybody sends a little, but most people are good by nature, 78% of evangelical survey by Ligon hearsay Jesus was the first and greatest being created by God, and it goes on like that.

So you have to understand when that when the theology is so abysmal among evangelicals. Their understanding of the gospel is going to be equally faulty so there's there's going to be some inroads made by this movement into the dock really ignorant kind of evangelicalism. And that gives a contraction certainly has been the case. John MacArthur guest today on the Christian Realty radio program is the pastor teacher. It Grace Community Church in the Los Angeles area south of the featured preacher increased to you the radio broadcast the website for that is You can just easily podcast that those daily messages on your smart phone. Several prominent Christian leaders who you associate with in conference with John people like Al Mohler and Mark never Ligon Duncan, those that have been considered to be more in the theologically conservative end of evangelicalism don't necessarily seem to share the message that you just talked about a social justice that was written out in the statement on social justice in the gospel. If social justice is such a diverse enter such a danger of being a diversion from the gospel. What do you think the taking of sides in this particular issue is going to do to the unity and relationships of those who are considered to be more in the theologically conservative end of evangelicalism. All II wish that those guys that have been sort of point man for four evangelicalism over the last few years. I wish if there's something wrong with the statement they would point out what is wrong with if there's something that I've written or something. I've said for the position that I've taken another step taken. If something is wrong with that.

I wish they would answer that I heard one of the leaders is a good friend of mine say this statement. This statement, the MacArthur sign and so forth. No is really good for the conversation. Where's the conversation I haven't heard any response by I just I'm waiting for someone to say this is not accurate. This is not biblical but I don't get any of that. All I don't know how to read the response other than to say. I guess the price is high. Take a hard time to have an institution on the back. It's a hard time to have lots of associations because this is dividing people and so I guess either they agree and don't want to go on argue because they agree that this is the right movement or they don't agree, but they don't want to say anything because maybe they think the price is too high and they don't want to break relationships and create issues in their in their institutions or their denominations or associations.

I really don't know with me. It's it's always about the truth and be bought by now know this. I am one who lives in LA we we have a racially mixed church that's never been an issue is not an issue for people a month ago we took in every once a month we receive new members for that month and about 100 people last month anywhere from 14 nations with 14 different native languages are church looks like LA so this is just how the Lord build the church and I I don't think there's any reason to create some kind of artificial categories of people who somehow have the habit harder and should get special consideration and consideration toward them is something that actually belongs to the gospel itself, like I just think the gospel transcends all of that.

I know in our church people don't even understand what that's about because they are united in Christ and there's no division members integrate bond or free labor, male or female self, I just think it's basically with its Marxism and its roots, but it's it's a social concern that some of it is very legitimate but initially dealt with in the love by Christians and not made part of the gospel or have anything to do with preaching the gospel's sin speak for many other Christians on this is just very appreciative of the stand that you and others have taken to clarify what is the gospel, the biblical gospel and how social justice is like you said has come from more of a leftist background and in the negative impact it will have on the evangelical church as it Artie did. On the mainline denomination.

So thank you for that.

2.0 at the same the same issue all over again and we can learn anything. Last time you know the social people took over the denominations once in another doing it again and it's going to happen fast because what is left of evangelicalism is so doctrinally ignorant MacArthur with this again today on the Christian world you just one more hot button topic going on within the evangelical churches are talking about your your book today. Christ's call to reform the church. Highly recommended. We have a link to our website the Christian world talking about some of the issues like it says in Galatians chapter 31. You foolish Galatians who has bewitched you that we titled the program today. John, you foolish evangelical church who has bewitched you.

One other issue that is come into the evangelical church over the last year. Is this issue of that you can be somehow I quote unquote gay Christian are same-sex attracted Christian what they're saying is that the acts of homosexuality are sinful but the attraction are desirous to sort of who you are and can't be changed in so you can you can carry those on your life as long as you're not acting on them.

How should we be thinking biblically about this issue of homosexuality. For those who have these same-sex attracted desires and call themselves Christians in the move of it into the evangelical church that in two ways.

First of all, anybody who says that fail to understand the very essence of the sermon on the Mount, that sounds exactly like the Pharisees that sounds exactly like the first century Judaism.

We didn't do this, we don't do that we don't do that. You said you do in your heart if you lust in your heart, your urine adulterer if you hate in your heart, you're a murderer.

Jesus took the law into the heart and this just completely ignores that, but there's a reason for this and to say that I am a I am a Christian homosexual as my identity is like saying my Christian bank robber I'm a Christian pedophile I'm a Christian liar. I'm a Christian, whatever. It's just bizarre. It is making sin legitimate. But here's the issue, the church, the evangelical church decided 20 years ago or so to chase the culture. So, it changed its style. I went to him. Out went the worship that appeal to all generations evangelicalism to side with an outlet to reach this cool culture so the smoke and mirrors and lights in rock music and loud kind of expressions and sermons that were full of psychology and theatrics and you want to reach the world. This is our goal.

So they chased the world, but they said you know just the method were just changing the method we gotta get rid of the organ acquire. We gotta get rid of the pulpit of Dragon and of archives and change the method so that sounded really great.

So the world said fine okay will buy your method and I said this at the time. Inevitably, the world hates God and the world hates the gospel in the world hates Christ in the world hates true Christians in the world hates the Scripture.

So what happened was once the world saw that you were going to chase them and give them what they wanted and method they said were not content with that. We want the message to change in the message then is social justice and need to the abuse of women and LGBT Q so look good evangelical movement already decided to chase the world.

They already decided that so there down the path to far to bail out and so now the world says were not content with the method you got a jump on our message bandwagon and they'll say all that we would hang onto the Christ crucified, and the resurrection will that's the next step and it's absolutely inevitable because the world hates the gospel so it's not to be long. I don't think until the next thing it's going to happen is they will not chase the world until they chased away the gospel, and it will just follow exactly the liberal pattern of you know hundred years ago.

You have been fighting these battles for 50 years of ministry now, and all their various forms in the attacks on the gospel in its inerrancy of Scripture, and so we just appreciate your stand for biblical truth in the gospel over so many decades. John MacArthur again with us today in the Christian world you you preaching through Galatians right now for I think is the second time. The last time was probably decades ago in 1983.

So why did you choose to preach through Galatians and end at this time and how is it different then when you went through with the first time back in the 80s and was there's a reason for where the church is now today okay. John MacArthur will answer that question after this second break of the day here in the Christian world you radio program much more coming up to stay tuned.

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I'm David Wheaton. The host our web site is the Christian world just highly encourage you to go there and partake in some of the offers we have right now are current offers are always are often a donation of any amount we have a social justice booklet.

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Let's get back to the interview. John MacArthur.

So why did you choose to preach through Galatians and end at this time and how is it different then when you went through with the first time back in the 80s and was there's a reason for where the church is now today it so clear on the gospel. Paul starts out that there are no amenities. There is no greeting is no kind words.

There is no blessing as in it other people's Oedipal launchers and pronouncing curses on people who believe another gospel. So it was just so pertinent and then it goes to the gospel of grace and faith alone in the first two chapters just so powerfully first two chapters, Paul. Nail down its authority. Chapters 3 and four.

E nails down the true gospel as against the false and damning gospel and then what was also important to me was chapters 4 and five on the issue of sanctification and allow this to be a point that maybe will help you understand this, I never have believed that this young millennial generation of pastors, many of them know, but many of them I never have believed they really had true commitment to sound doctrine and the reason I didn't believe it is because they didn't have a robust biblical doctrine of sanctification, and many of them like the idea of the sovereignty of God, that's got a module concept and they like the idea of the security of the believer, because now they like thinking their stay forever not to lose your salvation. They like the gospel. They even like the idea of the Of imputed righteousness because they know their sinful.

But what is been missing and what I've been calling for four decades is where is this solid reformed doctrine of holiness and sanctification. It's not there, and as a result of that when they chased the world.

They become overwhelmed by the world and what happened. I think what you had all these guys like Jim Boyson are Steve, my good friend and myself and a lot of other guys in the early years of reformed theology.

They were the trustees of this doctrine and over time it got handed to millennial and I got handed to them and that you know they said they believed in it, but without robust commitment to the doctrine of sanctification, and secondly, a doctrine of ecclesiology. The true understanding of the church. They tampered with that theology and they mixed what they had reformed theology. They mixed it in their pragmatism. They put a little reformed theology in the glass and stirred in their pragmatism and they got a hybrid that we see help happening now which is theologically confused, socially confused, doctrinally confused and that's why I wrote the book on the church needing to repent less interesting.

Christ's call to reform the church is the title of the book, and John MacArthur is our guest today on the Christian real you can get connected with his messages and sermons at Grace community church in Los Angeles by going to Grace all this is linked to our website the Christian world okay final two questions for you, Jon. I I've noticed that over the last few years you've preached occasionally under some the things that are going on in our society so I just wanted to ask you a question about our our culture today. You watch the news and in the evening, or use either the articles on the Internet about how divided our country is do you think the US is as divided as it appears, and if so, what do you think is causing that division and what you think the path is to a more unified country. Well, I don't know that though the B a unified country and I'll tell you what what the dividing line became a spiritual dividing line, but it is the dividing line of conviction and I revert to the election of Pres. Obama.

I gave a message because for the first time the Democrats had sin in their platform for the first time in American history.

The platform included abortion and homosexuality, homosexual rights and same-sex marriage used to be the Democrats for the working class guys they were holding up the workers and and the Republicans were kind of the owners and the entrepreneurs and it was kind of maybe a bit of a social divide. At that point, but in our lifetime.

Those two parties have split around moral issues that's not to say that Republicans are moral or more moral or even that the president is more moral. But there's a platform for Republican Party that basically doesn't advocate send it get to have to tolerate certain things that the nature of politics, but I was astounded that in the platform of the party would be the slaughter of babies in the advocacy of homosexual lifestyle and same-sex marriage which is devastating on an entire culture and of course eventually ends up in the reprobate mind and that's when you don't even know what sex you are, your 16 today and another one tomorrow.

That's insanity when it becomes part of a platform that divide is is not just not just economic.

It is moral and it does deep into the hearts of people who don't agree on those those kinds of behaviors. Now the divide just can't be resolved because their people around Christian heritage and Christian tradition on the seller Christian people, but they grown up in a tradition that reflects biblical morality. While they they want to be tolerant, they don't want to imprison people who do those things that are never going to eradicate those so I just think the divide has reached the moral level and then you can have the other component. True Christians just cannot cannot affirm the Democratic Party and it's hard for them. In some cases. There even affirm the Republican Party because there issues there too, but they're not nearly to blatantly attached to sins that that the Scripture condemns that divide is so deep I don't know how you ever get that put back together just to pronounced six John MacArthur with us today on the Christian Realty is the final question for you John and I thank you again for coming on the program. I believe he just turned 80 years old now and octogenarian hand and I think you been a pastor for 50 years or close to it. We talk to about a lot of serious subjects today. Things going on within the church about the seven churches of Revelation with the American evangelical church can learn from the call to repent and be sanctified in the things in those messages. In light of your new book so as you part today from us.

What is your final encouragement or exhortation.

I guess maybe the better word for followers of Christ to our hearing all this. What should they be doing at this particular time, or should they be focusing on what first of all you need to focus your life on Christ and his word. No escaping in his glory to sanctified. We need thank divide believers, we don't need pastors that are in moral passengers are shacking up with people. Pastors that are sometimes the committing suicide rather than get caught and just horrific stuff we need people to live a Christlike life and again that's a reflection of the absence of a doctrine of sanctification, where guys are elevated because they have certain communication skills or leadership skills with thereon sanctified by think we need to we need to be close to the Lord.

Need to cultivate that first love.

We need to walk with Christ in godliness and holiness and then we let need to preach the gospel faithfully to this culture and not be accepting of any compromise any people say to me more often than anything that you don't compromise and that I don't see myself as somebody who just doesn't compromise. I see myself as someone 100% devoted to biblical truth and since it is the truth. I will not waver on that and that's the kind of Christians we need to be both in the way we live and what we come what we communicate that we are completely committed to the truth of the word of God order to do that. You gotta know the word and you better be exposed to teachers and preachers who can teach you the word's on behalf of myself, John and my family and many other people I know we have been so grateful and impacted by your 100% devotion to biblical truth in your your faithful preaching of the whole counsel of God over so many decades. So just thank you so much for that and thank you for coming on the Christian real view today and we just wish and pray all of God's best in grace to you and your family, your church, grace to you and all the ministries that you lead David Bennett) for your family. My joy in. I encourage people to pray for the Masters University in seminary where were trying to train up the kind of leaders that we need in the future. Okay, let's certainly remember to do that because we do need more people with the commitment to biblical truth, especially in a church leadership like John MacArthur. If you heard or missed some of the message. The interview today. I just really highly encourage you to go to our website.

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Social justice is a gospel issue. This is become the mantra of many evangelicals rectifying perceived inequities of race, gender and sexuality, poverty, immigration, amongst others, is considered a top priority. But what exactly is social justice is working for social justice to biblical mandate and application of the gospel. Caleb Eisner has written an insightful booklet entitled social justice. How good intentions undermined justice in gospel. Also included in this revised 44 page booklet is a copy of the just-released statement on social justice in the gospel. You can order the social justice booklet or donation of any amount to the Christian will go to the Christian or call one AAA 46 2233 right to Box 401 Excelsior, MN 55331 final segment of the day here on the Christian world you radio program. I'm David Wheaton. Her website is the Christian Our mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ, we strive to think biblically so that we can then live accordingly. We had the midterm election this past Tuesday and the whole lead up to that after two years of the Trump administration. What was the country going to to do.

Were they going to vote for candidates for more of his policies or vote for candidates that would repudiate him personally into his policies and there is little bit of both. The U.S. House flipped power from Republicans to Democrats in the Senate actually increased its Republican majority. So we are in for a very contentious couple years ahead, at least politically and socially, culturally, in this country because the Democrat house will certainly try to impede for sure every thing that Trump does not even try to impeach him and that Trump is going to have to respond with his executive orders to be able to get his policies passed so brace yourself for the next couple years of the divided Congress and what that might entail greater, divide world you divide in this country because as we discussed recently in the program. The world you divide is very wide in this country. Now you have the Democrat party as John MacArthur was saying in one of the last answers in the interview is not just liberal, they're not just liberal anymore. They are really openly Marxist, and I don't say that to be inflammatory or to exaggerate. I just want to read you an email that came out from, which is a leftist political action organization the day after the election, they said.

Dear MoveOn member, we did it we notice want to know you to notice as you listen this email.

All the identity politics in here, which is the key facet of Marxism you divide people into two groups, those who are the oppressors and those who are the victims. And that's with the Democrat party. Does the divide people and all the little splinter groups and tells them their oppressed and the white patriarchy is against you. The Christians are against you, and you need to band together and rise up to topple the oppressors notice read this, you're gonna see that worldview in this email from We it goes on to say, millions of people from all races and genders and religions in class backgrounds and walks of life. There is the identity politics right there MoveOn members and so many others came together and we ended Republican control of the house. We smashed an opening in the solid wall of Republican control of the federal government and one major victories in many states.

We rebuked Trump and tropism at a critical moment to do so and we did something more than resist is that that that word is a socialist Marxist word as well. The resist we elected progressive euphemistic word form socialistic weed wheel elected progressive champions up and down the ballot, we won victories for candidates who ran on game changing ideas and whose diversity will better represent our changing country in the halls of power in the face of a system that's too often rigged.

Here is the oppressor victim is too often rigged against working families in the face of constant attacks in our communities. We affirm something better vision of an America where everyone can thrive. This night marks a turning point. It's clear now that a grassroots uprising are united in diverse movement with women and people of color in the lead can beat the forces of greed and hate and it's clear that Democrat candidates don't have to look or sound like Republicans to win the leaders we collectively lifted the power tonight including Rashida to leave in Michigan ill Han Omar in Minnesota more in her in a minute. Colin already in Texas and Haley Stevens in Michigan and Deb Halen to New Mexico include a record number of women, people of color and first-time candidates championing an agenda more progressive than any in recent memory against corporate money in politics standing up to the gun lobby fighting for Medicare for all universal healthcare, one more paragraph your butt MoveOn members top priority was to flip control the House of Representatives. So take that deep breath, fill your lungs.

We reached our biggest goal for the night, then exhale because we have a long way yet to March tomorrow. The next phase begins to end the Trump presidency to end it to root out the old and deep injustices of white supremacy and patriarchy and plutocracy that got us here to tackle the newer crises like climate change, to build the kind of country we want to pass on to today's children in tomorrow's and make no mistake, Trump and his GOP enablers still hold a staggering degree of power. The deeply destructive forces of that have given them a platform that won't abate overnight in these Republicans in power constitute a real and president at present danger. There is the threat that this this loss will cause Trump to act desperately ratcheting ratcheting up attacks on immigrants moving to end the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections or even moving us toward launching a new war and the reason I I read that much is just to give you a taste of what that worldview divide is like.

Again that is no longer divide between Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. It's it's moderate Republicans and some conservatives on one side versus Marxists on the other side to see this world in terms of this country is white Christian male, heterosexual, and that's a problem we've always been unjust and we need to be toppled, so keep that in mind, going over a going forward for the next couple years in the two examples of this occurred right here were rebroadcast from in Minnesota, the Democrat party in this state elected and Atty. Gen. Keith Ellison was formally a US Congressman and also you ill Han Omar, both Muslim, both anti-somatic. I could going to be examples of this bill the street a tweet by ill Han. Omar is now Somali immigrant going to represent her district here in Minnesota in the US House of Representatives.

She said Israel has hypnotized the world. May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel unquote another clue. Another quote she retweets is quote you have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world and you have to do it all the time unquote. That's a quote from Angela Davis who was a part of the Communist Party in 101 time Black Panther. That's is being elected in not only Minnesota but other places around the world. Of course, Keith Ellison, you probably have heard of you think is the deputy Deputy Director of the whole Democrat party in this country past ties to Lewis fair can many other things. So there is a world of divide. As John MacArthur says so the church and Christians better get dead serious about what we believe we better adhere to sound doctrine and proclaim the truth of the word with truth.

Yes, and also with grace calling people in the church to repentance.

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