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How Can the Divided States of America Become United?

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October 19, 2018 8:00 pm

How Can the Divided States of America Become United?

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We live in the most prosperous, most powerful, most influential, most charitable, most free nation with the most opportunity in history.

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How can the divided states of America become united as a topic we discussed today. Right here on the Christian real radio program with the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God in faith in Jesus Christ, I'm David Wheaton hosted the program. The website is the will thank you for joining us today on the Christian really as we discussed, how can the divided states of America become united we live in the most prosperous, most powerful, most influential, most charitable, most free nation with the most opportunity in history and yet despite all that there is a level of agreement in protest and division that has not been felt in this country. I think probably since maybe the Civil War time that nearly fractured the country way back in the 1860s. Whether the issue is race or religion or gender or sexuality or abortion or immigration taxation, education, the role of government or a particular political party or policy. The gulf between the opposing sides or just the many sides in all these different kinds of these issues leaves one wondering whether there is just just too big of a golf to bridge at this point in this country.

So this week and on the Christian really are going to discuss this.

This divide in America seeking answers to the following questions are are we really divided really as divided as it appears if so over what is the, the country divided, and why has this division occurred and what would a united country actually look like and what is the pathway to that and what is the role for for Christians in the church to to foster a united America souls get to that. The first question will take your phone calls about halfway through the other program today on this issue of how can the divided states of America become united. So first question is, are we really as divided as it appears, because if or not.

I guess there's no point having a conversation but if you watch USA the cable news networks. If you read the Internet articles on the Internet. If you if you follow people on social media.

You just see a vicious debate in this country. I don't think that's that's an over exaggerated word vicious. It is a vicious debate going on this. Take for example the Brett cut Cavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation process mean it was just bedlam street protests going on all over the place people confronting the politicians and elevators. Subsequently, there been fights in the the streets in different parts of the country and this seems to be the new playbook of protest and and agrees meant for those in the left side. I just said is a compilation here of this audio bite from Hillary Clinton to Eric Holder, the former Atty. Gen. under the Obama administration to Cory Booker who was on the Senate Judiciary committee to Maxine Waters is look at the rhetoric they are espousing for their followers to take part in not be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for what you care about. That's why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the house and/or the Senate. That's when stability can start again. As you know when they go low low goals of the hill today. Please, in the face of some congresspeople to see probably heard some of these soundbites.

If you have been following the news recently but this is definitely a a new frontier that's taking place in the country where the main leaders, not just some fringe people but the main leaders of the Democrat party are just outright saying we need to get up in their faces and it's it's it's creating this this tension of of opposition and confrontation, and if you just look at even the OSB to discuss. Are we really did as divided as it appears you just compare watch the three major news networks any given evening or any given day at CNN, MSNBC to Fox News Channel, you will get completely different worldview completely different on the exact same topics like the going live in the same universe, especially with MSNBC compared to Fox Fox speaks much more to Republican audience.

MSNBC speaks much more to a a a liberal or even leftist audience. There speaking to completely different audiences, even the topics they choose.

You might go to Fox and will be talking about the upcoming midterm and maybe that soundbite.

I just played from what some of the Democratic leaders are inciting their followers to do that.

That will be an outrage on Fox McGovern MSNBC in the be talking about. Note some scandal of trump that Fox hasn't even addressed in weeks or the Russia conspiracy or something like this and so there is such a division even amongst how we we get our news now and so as you answer this question, are we really as divided as it appears you know I think it's easy to look in your own neighborhood and look around and Mia.

People are still going about their work and mowing their lawns and doing things like this and it seems like sort of normal outside, but all you have to do is look at the electorate in this country. The people who vote and who they vote for them and basically view the people who vote. Not sure exactly how many milling thing is 120 million some like that hundred 20 built be a million people vote and is pretty equally divided so half the country half of the voting country is voting for a political party that has really become extremely leftist progressive and lump goodness later but I would say there there espousing the principles of Karl Marx in the lead in the political parties have so little in common now. Yes, I think the Republican Party is moderated hasn't become more conservative is moderated over the year, especially the social issues, but the Democrat party is gone so far left and those who vote for him is really divided the country to question number two is over. What is the country divided one of the issues that that seem to be causing so much contention between the various sides in this country.

I think overall that the big one is, the role of government in the left has a a socialistic view of government where government is involved and regulates every part of life, or is the right believes much more in the traditional capitalistic free-market type of government limited government. It's it's intrusive government versus limited government that's that's that's the I think the major divide and come down and to all how they address all these different issues such as immigration, you will the left believes in open borders with anyone who wants to come here can come here. There doesn't need. They may talk about comprehensive immigration reform, but then they want as many people to come here as possible, because I know those people will be dependent on them will keep them in power. Italy will destroy the current system. Our current economic system because we just couldn't possibly take in all the people in care for them, whereas in the right they believe in national sovereignty and borders night this particular issue I think is one of the most clear issues of the divided this country we have this this this caravan this march of about two or three or 4000 people coming up from Central America who are intent on just coming into America and present trumpets and Nono her neck and know that that's not going to happen in a version of Ruby demanding Mexico stop at this is new knocking to get in here worsen the life they think that's an outrage that 2 to 4000 people would would not be allowed just to march right into the country like you have a country if you don't have borders right you just one big global entity who pays for it. Who you live where they were, how does that work you you need if you don't have an orderly immigration process. Of course, will have immigration but just people marching across the border. The left think that's perfectly appropriate now so other issues like abortion go for we are part of this issue. One side. The left believes that there should be no really no restrictions had abortion and all they won't even cover member that even cover the Gosnell case, the Carmen Gosnell serial murder, abortion is cased in Philadelphia in the movie just, hopefully buying a seat at some point coming up here, but they won't even cover it. Where is the right many in the right not all but many in the right want to ban abortion because it's the murder of the unborn and then the issue of race ago divided we are in race one side. The left believes that you know we we we are an inherently racist country. The police shootings are always a racist in nature.

We have athletes, they won't they won't to kneel for the national anthem because of our our racist and once I want the left wants reparations for past injustices against against minorities in this country well is the right is trying to try to be colorblind and try to see people by the content of their character and not that the color of their skin. Another issue were divided on his religion. The left is extremely pluralistic and it it it seeks it talks about the. The rights and the.

The multi religious aspect of having that the beauty of you could say of having all different kinds of religions and beliefs, as if that somehow leads to unity like Islam and atheism, and any kind of Eastern New Age spiritualities. It's it's at its core anti-Christian versus the right which believes Messiah born-again curses, but have much more of a traditional Christian values. Marriage another big divide same-sex marriage versus one man one woman look at the transgender movement in today. The left believes totally and that that you can decide on your own gender metadata's they don't have any sort of outrage or any sort of question about the fact that a man can call himself a woman to woman and then compete in a woman sporting event and beat all the women there is no problem with that. If you don't think so. You're a bigot for for thinking that that's not fair.

The sexuality movement, the LGBT Q movement versus the biblical sexuality of of Scripture. There's another divide their taxation. It's the tax the rich and wrist redistribution side of the leftism versus low taxation and try to stimulate the economy on the right on gun rights. The left wants to. Despite what they say they do want to disarm the the populace.

That's what they would do if they had their chance rose the right believes in the second amendment the education.

Another issue with is a great divide the left intently believes on the on the government monopoly of public education that people shouldn't have choice where their tax dollars go to educate their children, and so I think he is the last to Pres. presidencies have really shown this divide you with with with Pres. Obama coming in in a Cayman Sangamon to fundamentally transform the states of America was the most liberal presidency in in memory.

There was a social revolution with the passage of same-sex marriage in the promotion of transgender is him in the really the persecution or loss of religious rights. The redistribution of wealth. He said all these things. This is a core of his presidency, and we saw where this division was going to go and lots of people follow that and wanted that and then there was that there was a backlash, a a change of mind and the last one trump was elected. He said the most conservative policies since Reagan with a strong military law and order, patriotism, lower taxes, the policies are new, but now conservatism is considered racist and in bigoted and hateful. Now on the left is enraged and there's a huge huge divide in this country so only come back from this break will talk about why has the country become so divided. How do we get to this point, we know the differences but how did we get here stay too much more coming up to today and the cursor over to talk about how the divided states of America can become united social justice is the gospel that this is become the mantra of many evangelicals rectifying perceived inequities of race, gender, sexuality, poverty, immigration, amongst others, is considered a top priority.

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Don't be confused that I'm trying to line Christianity with the Republican Party, not at all be here the Christian world we look at the issues compared with the Bible says on these issues and not that the Republican Party gets it right all the time, but the left is so far departed away from anything that call anything that approximate a biblical view with regard to these various issues we we just discussed in the Republican Party has on on many of them has no positions that more closely approximating a biblical worldview. For those issues.

That's only reason I said not to align with and say that the Republicans are all Christians in their the way to go. Nothing at all.

So the third question is why has the country one more thing that I ask you think of that the country be better if we had more political parties. If we had four or six it's like the division of power within government. Right now, or within of the three branches of government that's meant to divide and separate the powers so can't be cloistered in any one branch of government. I think it's the same thing for the political parties. If there were more than two. There's just one political party they all have all the power right so to divide that by then be better if it was divided even more. For now, I'm not sure if that's even possible. But I think that will be more representative of people in and be a hedge against the great division that were seeing now that topics for another day. Third question is why has the country become so divided what what what how do we get to this point why this is. This is clearly a worldview issue and that the worldview of the country has changed immensely over the last essay 6070 years on one side you have the what is now the humanistic worldview which means man centered without God. It's it's man is the authority versus more the traditional American Christian world worldview and again I'm not saying born-again biblical Christianity, but a worldview that more… A reviewer's God and has uses somewhat of his principles to as a guide to how to live and govern. So humanistic worldview versus a Christian more of a Christian rule of you so religiously less of this country has a Christian worldview now than any other time in history. All these the survey show that less of the country reveres God and his word more of the countries humanistic.

Even within the religious aspect of this country. Mainstream mainline Protestant denominations in the Roman Catholic Church are really, really liberal, theologically and even politically and in the more conservative aspects of Christianity essay the evangelical movements and charismatic movements in these churches tend to accommodate how culture has changed, so they try to try to reach in a culture of becoming like it.

I think there was a an interview that I think it was teen Vogue magazine did between this is really representative of where we are as a country religiously. Now is that they did an interview between a mother and a son but the son was seven years old who now considers himself to be a girl and she dresses up in girls clothes, and so teen Vogue did this little interview between them were the mother would ask the, the, the, such so-called was son posing as a daughter questions and the, the son who thinks he's a girl would ask the mother's mother questions back and forth on you to play this this soundbite. I think this is representative of what time in American history. Could you ever imagine something like this even being considered just just this is just crazy. So here's the interview does listen carefully to the questions and the answers going back and forth and it concludes where they apparently are Christian people are. I felt scared because I already knew in my heart patient favorite superhero and wine constant is there ever a time when someone treated differently because your transgender scope. How are they treating you differently is little doubt as something so fast, sounds, files, how is Austin ISD different containment company coming in which Michelle so when you think about the word transgender went to UCR when you think about Mark how to be a better Christian how to be kinder and less judgmental and more loving and way more patient soundbites and the happiest cart since mommy understand who you really are free people to line how does that make you feel special wasting time – concepts the question was has your faith changers is stay the same time I say stronger ever been.

We have turn in all our faith is stronger than ever. What is it mean to you that your trans 20 W. people knew about transgender people. Jesus laughs mommies, very long way in this process and I'm surprised myself how far I'm willing to go for you.

She certainly has gone a very very long way against from God's clearly stated principles of sexuality and gender written in his infallible, inerrant word that is such a tragic, tragic situation. There and it just represents that you get one side of the country totally supports with what I think is just child abuse. Telling this this boy that who thinks who wants to be a girl affirming that child in in that kind of gender confusion and yet half the country really support will vote for candidates that support more of that and on their side there's the religious element to it all worked were professing Christians. This is what would God wants for us and I don't think it any other time in American history. Could you get this being featured by a major media outlet in the country. So why is a country become so divided back to this third question is because there's a huge worldview change in this country both religiously ugly her that that audio bite socially. You had the sexual revolution of the entertainment industry, Hollywood and the humanistic educational system has raised.

Now, multiple generations on this this humanism and is totally change the worldview of this country. These people are now in political power.

Now what they learned in the campus with their their Marxist socialistic professors is now becoming mainstream in our society and politically. As we discussed, the GOP may have become more moderate than it has been in the past, but the left has moved way to the extreme that they really they want to overturn traditional America mean the Democrat party.

Now is not again not fringe people within the party, but is the leaders of the party are, and I hope this is that I don't intend this to be an exaggeration but I think the revolutionaries we saw this with the Cavanaugh hearing with Diane Feinstein and Cory Booker and Camilla Harrison, Richard Blumenthal and other leaders of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. I mean there is a leftism now where they don't want anything to do with tradition America. They want to topple traditional America. I think that's important for us to understand what thereafter, the not looking at the same issues and have slightly different views on them.

They look at America as inherently racist, bigoted, with a really sordid past and it needs to be burned down and rebuilt in a humanistic model now this is what Nancy Pelosi wrecks he recently said use. Listen to this quote where she was discussing what the future what her vision for the future is like. You see, this is a a revolutionary thing that she says total clarity about what we do when it comes to everything I want to try to chase a nap but we can have a magic quality that was in the court but hopefully that will be protected public past other elves became legislation let it meet the current expense that immigration and safety climate. We talk about climate reality American people continue their WebCam for their financial security. Respecting the dignity and worth of every person in that country and if there is some non-collateral damage. Some others who do not share our view while filthy at but it shouldn't be an original purpose that those are the words of a revolutionary change. The social structures of society. The fundamental building blocks of society and marriage.

Transgender is him all that could gender all that kind of thing and then the economic piece of it you know it's it's cold for redistributing wealth. The Marxist principal and if there's collateral damage to everyone else will so be it. 202 to achieve our utopian vision, not this leftist again today are just Marxist under the different name of progress from his perfect progressivism and social justice.

So use those words of people got don't get to allow people get alarmed when you start talking using words like socialism and an Marxism but those will become more mainstream in time as they get more more of a foothold on our society. This is just the classic oppressor versus oppressed worldview of Karl Marx.

You need to topple the oppressors who are the old white Christian racist heterosexual minutes, that is, topple the patriarchy they hold the signs during the Cavanaugh hearing what more evidence do we need to know of what they want and how divided the country is for every problem there is a government answer. They believe will come back we'll talk more about how we can bridge this divided states of America and become more united, listing the Christian world view on David Wheaton in his DVD, the death of discernment. Mike Hinman uses this apt analogy from AW tells red cells are like faith. They carry life-giving oxygen to every part of the body white cells.

On the other hand, are discernment they pounce upon dead and toxic matter and carry it out of the body. Each member in the body of Christ is white blood cell, we need to identify doctrinal error and make sure it gets out of the body. That's the only way the body of Christ can remain strong. The death of discernment DVD contains two messages by Mike Hinman. You can order it for a donation of any amount to the Christian worldview. None of the tale is $15 plus shipping. Go to the Christian world.more more, 1888 646-2233 or right to Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331.

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Why have the country become so divided because it is been a worldview change in the country. There's a big division between the two dominant worldviews in this country of humanism versus more of the traditional Christian worldview.

And again also solicits a biblical solid doctrinally biblical worldview, but much more of a generally Christian. Traditionally American worldview that the country was was founded upon.

So two more quick questions before we open the phone lines actual put the phone lines now to to ask the key question of the day is how can these divisions be bridged. What are some ways to heal or become more united in this country hot. What is the pathway to that. I think a lot of people would like to see more of united country probably can never have a perfectly how to country is never human existence. But how can you be more united in this country.

How can we heal some of these great divides the toll-free telephone number is 1-877-655-6755. How can we become the United States rather than the divided states of America going forward 1-877-655-6755 and while Bob is taking a few of you up on the call screening board I get to two more questions before we get to the answer to that healing the divisions and number that the fourth question had for today was. Have we been this divided other times in our history. Another words, are we just this just kind of him cycle of history will were going back to other divisions have been equally is as wide as this one while you can look back of the Civil War that was obviously incredibly divided time this country over the issue of slavery in the country nearly split apart on that issue.

That was certainly divided time. I'm not sure. Aside from that issue where there is. There was as much division as there is now back in the 60s and 70s. There is the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll revolution that took place in this country. There was division them with the Vietnam War.

I think the right there with the these this revolution now has has taken over all the various major institutions in our society. If you think about this leftist worldview controls or dominates in the academic world from primary to secondment at education to for sure higher education.

The media entertainment industry just the culture corporate America, the government, except for maybe the Trump administration. This dominates this leftist worldview is he Mr. worldview dominates those institutions and that's where this this divide is getting further and further apart so the next question is question number five is what would a united country look like will there's never been a be uniformity in the world is and always has had divisions me look at the Middle East today. The Far East other parts of the world. There's always division within countries. But there are certainly degrees of of divided nests and I think that that the within national boundaries of the world have stopped the world from just imploding. The boundaries were established by God. Nationalism that there be boundaries was established at the Tower of Babel. When God split people apart. He knew will be better for people to be divided by boundary rather than kind of living altogether and devising things that would rebel against God. So there were boundaries and national entities that I think are the institution and institution established by God.

But even within those those boundaries. There is divisions and when those boundaries become so great those national entities split apart in fragment and in either going to conflict or even Civil War or break apart and become irrelevant, but America used to be mostly united you most Americans used to believe America was a a good country.

There were there were shared beliefs that we need a strong defense and we need individual freedoms as laid out in the Constitution that there we wanted immigration, but we wanted it to be orderly immigration and we wanted economic opportunity for everyone, not just equal outcomes and give everyone handouts we want to get people hand ups to do better. We valued work so those are that the shared beliefs. I think of Americans in the past and there were debates yeah sure, there were debates about the degree of government involvement in a weathered limiter a little more government involvement levels of taxation, you may be the safety net and these are the debates that took place you back in the day, but the but there was in this this these battles to as Pres. Obama said to fundamentally transform United States of America is just what wasn't taking place in past times in America, at least not in the mainstream. I'm sure there's always been that communist influence underthings, but it wasn't kinda mainstreamed by our president and the leaders of one of our major major parties. So the six question is what are some ways do to heal the division how how can we bridge these divide. This is the question that we like to get not just complain about that, the division or complain about the problems but how can we bridge some of these divides and so let's go first to Michael in Minnesota. Michael, thanks for joining us on the Christian review today.

How would you answer that question, to heal the divisions I hear you just fine.

Go ahead, you know it in the Marine Corps and what usually happens with that gives the child or what were at peace time but would add a common goal or common purpose like or something happened with we actually had to accomplish mission everyone work together.

He even though rates of the credentials to get everything and I think that the thinking app 9/11 have been what happened was I started growing people started to unite, but unfortunately let United States had a common goal of common purpose and usually that tragedy.

I believe all people. I too many different Mike, I appreciate your call. Thank you so that let's go next to and in just one that was actually one of the things that had written down here was a national tragedy.

Sometimes causes people to unite. But you think about 9/11 after 9/11 people did so to put down their their partisan differences on some of those issues I mentioned today but didn't last long. Maybe at last about 4 to 6 weeks. People are going to church more rely some of the important things of life. You elect are our country and national defense of our homeland is is more key than anything else, but that quickly quickly went away back to the the partisan debate debates were more divided now than we were at the time of 9/11 that was 17 years ago.

Let's go next to Ramona and Colorado Ramona, thanks for calling the Christian Rove you what were your thoughts. In some ways to heal the divisions in this country. I hear you fine.

Go ahead Ramona, okay, but Bobby could you put her on hold and will try to get back to her. Let's go next to Brad in Colorado. Brad, thanks for calling the Christian Rove you what are some ways to to heal the divisions were experiencing our country. Michael tried it really is all.

Right was always around with it because Madison's brilliant he created Republic will be a federalism which means that Massachusetts could control things that they wanted. They wanted Apple to gay marriage. What whatever rights you put people in Utah don't buy that. It got federalism concert we walked along that will watch your social experiment well over here from Wisconsin organ how school choice and will let you know how this workbook vouchers and people compare they could look at people could vote with their feet they could leave if they didn't like that Massachusetts was still at school for second just talk about this all comical.

I believe you would murder the way to get rid of this the way to turn back and get back that we work. We were supposed to be Madison's vision.

17th amendment on to under that that is the beginning of the downfall because it takes away the states representation.

The federal government so government was never supposed to do this powerful resource to limit government and the 17th amendment makes us basically a board would dictate which topics of the party.

So I got the subject matter outlined was the state employment centers are your your call today for your call you there. There's no question that that the federal government. The left believes the of the more government the better and on your issue of states rights in silver that I definitely think that is another another brilliant wisdom of the founders to leave things to the state. People can vote with their feet leaf states and see what works.

That kind of thing.

Although that that the flipside of that is that's also a divisive thing to if you know certain states that say have that that not also be a divider. Let's say Minnesota had same-sex marriage in the bordering state Wisconsin didn't and I will create a divide between those states and they would look at each other, different ways, so not sure that's the. The ultimate solution, but certainly that was a the founders put that into the Constitution or into our our our framework for government as a a hedge against too much federal control too much government control over our lives.

Okay will take our break only about 30 seconds left you before the break, so we won't get into another phone call before the breaking will come back we'll talk about more ways to heal this division. I think there's only one way that going forward that this divide can be bridged, talk about that after this break, the final break of the day here in the Christian worldview and David here is Mike Gendron feeling his DVD and apostasy will see how apostasy is the result of Satan's relentless attacks on the church will also look at four steps that characterize a churches drift into apostasy, then will look at the history of the church, a chronological development of the Roman Catholic religion and its drift into apostasy and lastly and most importantly, what are you and I to do in the midst of this great apostasy on the growing ecumenical movement. The DVD is titled Roman Catholicism's drift into apostasy and contains two messages, you can order it for a donation of any amount that the Christian will normal retail is $15 +15 the Christian world you.or or call one 846-2233 or write to Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331.

Social justice is the gospel issue. This is become the mantra of many evangelicals rectifying perceived inequities of race, gender, sexuality, poverty, and 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. Caleb Eisner has written an insightful booklet entitled social justice. How good intentions undermined justice in gospel.

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You can also download the podcast for free. You can subscribe doing this, go to on your smart phone, go to your podcast app and search for the Christian were in the you can get that every week. Okay, let's go, as were trying to answer this last segment today. What are some ways to heal the division in this country is to go one more call today is go to Adam down in Florida. Adam, thanks for joining the calling the Christian real view today.

How would you answer that question. Healing the divide in this country. Like all others, a two-step process to this.

If we look at the Bible God recipe coordination is if they recognize him and humble themselves before him, he will take care of that it will reverse the destruction we look at Noah and Nineveh. That's exactly what happened. So, in America, known as there have been leaders presidents that have called for a national day of fasting and prayer, and I don't remember the specific examples go to God and turned around destruction headed for America, even in the Revolutionary war. When the Christians did that. So it's up to us to plead with God to heal our nation, we first have to humble ourselves and then pray that he will lead the people who are deceived to humble themselves before him and then he will heal our country and thank you for your and what is all I will email me in the second part is we have all I want to get a couple of the things you said just make sure we have enough time here actually is he still there, Bobby.

Okay, will wish he hadn't come off the second part anyway apologize for that but want to make sure we get to one of the things you said about re-of repentance. I believe only hope for the country as per what he's saying is spiritual revival in this country, because spiritual revival affects the worldview of that will affect the worldview of people the faith the people got really good website has good one-page answers to things I looked up how they define revival and this is a spiritual REIT reawakening from a state of dormancy or stagnation.

It encompasses the resurfacing of a love for God and appreciation of God's holiness. A passion for his word and his church a convicting awareness of personal and corporate sin, a spirit of humility and a desire for repentance and growth in righteousness, that that is what the country needs. And that's the only way the country is ever going to be united again otherwise is going to get worse if that doesn't happen. It's going to get worse of the last question today is how does this revival happen and Adam mentioned this, the story of from Scripture of Jonah going to Nineveh and just look at what happened there to Nineveh was a godless city. No doubt divided in just rejecting of God, and Jonah Denny want to go there. He just couldn't stand the people because they were so godless you try to get will escape and God would let them escape. Of course he was swallowed by the great fish and the second time around, and Jonah 3.

It says now the word Lord Cambridge on the second time, saying, arise, go to Nineveh, the great city and proclaim to it. The proclamation which I'm going to tell you this time Jonah was going to listen, didn't want to go through what you just gone through so Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.

Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three days walk to get around it. Then Jonah began to go through the city one days walk and he cried out and said yet 40 days and Nineveh will be overthrown. So was the response. That's a harsh message that's not very nice to say that was the response. Verse five Jonah 3, then the people of Nineveh believed in God. They called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest of the least of them. When the word reached the kingdom. Nineveh heroes from history and what he duty he rebel and Denise Goff know he laid aside his rope from him. He covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes. He issued a proclamation and said in Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles do not let man beast heard her flock taste the thing.

Do not let them eat or drink water but both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth and let them call on God, earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way in from the violence which is in his hands. Who knows God may turn and relent and withdraw his burning anger so that we will not perish. Verse 10, when God saw their deeds that they turn from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which he had declared he would bring upon them, and he did not do it.

That's in John chapter 3. That's how revival happens it happens when a preacher or preachers preach boldly and biblically not just emotionally but conviction only in volitional he. It speaks to someone's convictions. They speak about who God is about the love of God, yes. But the wrath of God in the judgment of God, so people get a clear picture of who God is and who they have to be before him. It's a sound proclamation of the word is people repenting his people fasting is people turning to Christ you have this this kind of this ecumenical mix you get today of so-called preaching where it's all about the music. It's shallow in its emotional. It's about Jesus making you feel better. This does nothing but really just lead people into a emotional shallow type of ad Jesus on your life. Type mentality, rather than that, we need to do what Jonah did fear God be sanctified, growing your personal holiness have strong doctrinal convictions based on God's word.

Be clear on what the gospel preached. The complete gospel of sin and repentance and God's judgment and who Christ is and do the hard work of discipleship doing good works in Christ's name. That is the only way this country will ever be united. Not everyone will believe that.

But when more and more people get back to that faith that worldview, there will be less and less people who we elect choose to go to represent us to institute the policies that have caused us to be so divided and so how can Christians be healers and not dividers.

How can we go about this was one of a caller said repent and fast and pray for those in leadership pray for other people starts with how we see each other. We lost each other is the enemy that is the other side is the enemy, but as sinners needing salvation see them as God sees them continue continues and how we talk to each other. We don't just want talk to each other just purely with truth.

Truth is important, but also with grace, calling them to repentance and a right relationship with God and continues and how we act to each other. See talk and act to love God and love our neighbor. That is the the great that summarizes all the commitment is the great commandment.

And so only we do these things and when more people get their worldview change there because it had a inner spiritual conversion and transformation of life that is the only way that this country can be changed otherwise I'd I'd I do not see. I do not have a whole lot of hope for any other methods or means of trying to unite this country to think they're going to be ineffective. I think the division is only going to get worse. Pray for our country fast for our country look to see others help others see this saving gospel of Jesus. Jesus Christ, not so much to save the country, so to speak, were the rivet of the privilege of trying to save sinners, but that will be a byproduct that we will have a more united country because we do live in a very changing America, but there is one thing Christian that we can always count on and trust in the Bible says Jesus Christ and his word.

They are the same yesterday today and forever if they repented at Jonah's preaching God's word can still call people to repent today until next weekend. Everyone think biblically and live according we hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word and his son to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian world dawdle. Call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2233. The Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the overcoming foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to the Christian world dawdle or call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2230 3.2 a set Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331.

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