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This worldview sees everything through the Marxist prism of oppression, with white, male Christians being the source of injustice and inequality in society.
CRT rears its ugly, divisive, racist head every day, in school board meetings, corporate board rooms, and from the White House.
And now a slightly less obvious version of CRT is being ushered into Evangelical churches and organizations. The conversion of Zaccheus in Luke 19 , where the tax collector tells Jesus, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much” (Luke 19:8) is the proof-text for why blacks should receive reparations for slavery.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss part 2 of The Cause and Effect of Critical Race Theory. If you missed part 1, click here to listen.
Cause and effect of critical race theory today is part two of that topic right here in the Christian way of the radio program where the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. I'm David we host your website is the Christian worldview.or you get to the preview for today's program just three announcements.
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Good effect. Bad idea bad effect. So if your idea of our country or the church is that it operates on racism in the whole system is structurally unjust. It's bigoted towards Blacks and other skin color minorities bigoted against women and homosexuals, and immigrants, then the effect of that will be hatred of this country you hate this country civic a terrible place. The effect of that is going to be a demand to what Pres. Obama said before he took office to fundamentally transform the system because after all it's a horrible country. So what you do you try to transform it into a socialist utopia. Now this false and divisive and demonic idea that is called critical race theory has taken hold.
We discussed last week in this country because is being perpetuated by the most powerful institutions first and foremost, the Democratic Party, the educational system, big media, big tech businesses.
The elites in this country and they have made so much headway because they know how to control language when you hear words like equity or diversity or inclusion that's code for critical race theory you hear acronyms like by talk black indigenous people of color as a term commonly used as being the oppressed groups in critical race theory you hear the term antiracist or antiracism. In other words, is not a good enough to just be live against racism you need to actually actually work against the structural system that they perceive as racist in this country. Whiteness is another term they use all the time, that there's a there's a culture of whiteness in this country that is the oppressor white privilege is another one intersection analogy. We discussed that one another were the elect uses disproportionate impact on people of color. You heard that word disproportionate. Is there some negative educational gap or crime gap will call it a disproportionate gap or disproportionate impact on a certain group though give the reason for this is being purely because of their race. Again, whites oppressing nonwhites. Organizations like black lives matter and T4 which is a more violent the could be that the black lives matter are organizations that are just based on critical race theory. So we read last week from the website got questions.org have a page on critical race theory, and they list out six false assumptions of critical race theory. I think it's important to review those because I think it would help us identify a when this worldview is being manifested in society. The first false assumption is this that American government law, culture and society are inherently and inescapably racist that there is the bedrock foundation for critical race theory that were just hopelessly racist country number two assumption that everyone, even those without racist views perpetuates racism by supporting those structures.
Another words if you're just white and you're living in society. And if you're not antiracist not actively working against what they perceive it as racist system, even if you don't think you're a racist. You think your quote colorblind, you're actually perpetuating racism by supporting this structural injustice in our society. At the second assumption the third false assumption of critical race theory. According to got questions.org is at the personal perception of the oppressed their quote narrative outweighs the actions or intense of others. In other words, these alleged victims of society.
They have their known narrative.
They have their own experience in life and their experiences to be believed as the truth and so this is called something like standpoint theory were someone's point of view, even if it's false is to be taken as true. The personal perception of the oppressed their narrative outweighs the actions or intense of others, so there may not be structural racism, but if someone perceives that there is with us to be accepted and believed. Number four that oppressed groups will never overcome disadvantages until the racist structures are replaced and this is where equity comes in member equity is different from equality, equity is the forcing of equal outcomes. Equality is creating equal opportunities or people. Another was the oppressed classes or groups of people whether there Blacks, women, anyone else will never be able to overcome disadvantages until the power structure changes, and that's ultimately what all this is about. It's about gaining power and so they're never going overcome the disadvantages they perceive until this racist structure of our society is replaced number five.
False assumption is that the oppressor race or class groups never change. Out of all truism. The only change for self benefit. In other words, those who are the oppressors whites males Christians heterosexuals. They're never gonna change this racist structure of our society.
Unless there is self benefit for them. Don't expect them to do something for the good of the country or the good of society or for the good of other people who only given change because they're greedy and selfish something for their own self. And if it Christian worldview. David Wheaton returns in just a moment.
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This, in an attempt to be quote antiracist.
They give preference based on skin color and so fundamental rights should be different based on what quote race you are. Now we know as Christians that there's only one race, the human race. So what they mean by race is really what we would call as Christians, ethnicity, or skin color but they think that fundamental rights should be different based on the way you look or that of your ethnicity or the color of your skin. This is outright racism.
So then we talked about how critical race theory comes from Karl Marx, the author of the Communist manifesto. That should tell you enough in and of itself who saw the world as a conflict between the oppressor class and that the time he sought as those who were the business owners, the wealthy against the working class were the oppressed to his mailing economic struggle instead of just class economic class now race or sex, male-female, or sexuality homosexuality that I think gender, gender identity, minority religions other than Christianity and every other identity class is employed in this Marxist struggle for equity for social justice.
That's another word that's commonly used in in the critical race theory. That's a code word for critical race theory now last week you heard the soundbite from Tucker Carlson's program where he did a segment on Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the black lesbian mayor of Chicago, who announced that she wasn't going to do any interviews with any white journalists on the two-year anniversary of her inauguration will play that again.
You can listen to last week, but that was truly astounding how someone could actually get away with that in 2021 America, but really we've heard this racial preference thing from the highest civil leader of our land. Just think back to the presidential campaign from 2020 when Joe Biden said this in one of the debates I committed to the five elected president have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts will be up I'll appoint the first black woman of the court's required that they have representation now is long overdue.
Secondly, if I'm elected president Mike Mike cabinet Mike administration will look like the country and I commit that I will in fact appoint a pick a woman to be vice president or a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.
Of course this is just blatant discrimination and racism stated by our current president that the court doesn't have a black woman on it. So therefore we need to do that. So my question is, so what would a black woman, then rule in favor of Blacks and women all the time because she's a black woman is at the point because that seems about the most unjust thing to do on the highest court in our land and then to say you're going to nominate a female for your vice president is not just blatantly discriminatory towards maybe another male qualified candidate. What good does that do to have a female vice president just because she's female. She can favor women over men and therefore just cause more discrimination is a just payback time. But that's all swept under the rug ignored because black women are oppressed and women have been oppressed and therefore we need equity to make the outcomes the same in this country and it's okay if we have to discriminate and be racist to do it now. Interestingly enough, those who have lived under these types of worldviews. This Marxist worldview. Critical race theory know what it's all about and know where it ends up this next soundbite comes from a woman who immigrated here from China. First some background on the story from Fox news Virginia mom who endured Mao's cultural Revolution in China before immigrating to the US ripped a Virginia school board at a public meeting Tuesday over its stubborn support of the controversial critical race theory.
Quote I've been very alarmed by what's going on in our schools. G.
VanFleet told the Loudoun County school board members.
You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors into low with our country and our history.
She likened critical race theory, which critics deride as a form of neo-racism which it is to China's cultural Revolution, a mile led purge that left between 500,000 to 20 million people dead from 1966 to 1976 here is that woman someone who immigrated from China lived under Mao. Here's what you said to this school board in Virginia very long haul school. You are now training our children to do for our country and our history in Mao's China companies retain the same by people with only race revolution. I would we change names to destroy anything that is not communist, and anything else welding card just like the student.
This is indeed an American version of the Chinese communist Chinese steering school pretty said that a woman who escapes that over in China now has to deal with it again here in America. The article from Fox continues about this woman says the cultural Revolution began when she was six years old. She said and immediately pitted students and teachers against one another by hanging big posters and hallways in the cafeteria where students could write criticisms against anyone deemed ideologically impure as ever. My evening is going on a big tech social media right now are people get pulled off social media for sending is not approved by Facebook or or Google or any other the social media giants don't think just because we're America.
After all, that these kinds of tyrannical things can happen here because they do and they are happening now.
The underlying attitude of critical race theory is one of resentment, NV covetousness for what these quote oppressed groups don't have. And really what that leads to is in an anger into hatred for whom they deem as the oppressor. In this next soundbite exemplifies. It is from a Yale school of medicine event in the title of the message being given was the psychopathic problem of the white mind and delivering that message was a woman named Haruna Killen 90 and she was of I think Eastern Indian descent and she's a MD, a medical doctor who is a New York-based psychiatrist and I'm gonna play the audio but the audio is a little scratchy wasn't done of the probably done by maybe a phone from someone in the audience, but I also have the transcript that I will read if you can't make out what is being said in this audio. Again, this is a New York-based psychiatrist giving a message to the Yale school of medicine on the psychopathic problem of the white mind what you're going to hear is the wicked endpoint of critical race theory.
I know in case you could make that out. Let me just read what she actually said there white people make my blood boil. I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way bearing their body and wiping my blood. He hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step like I did the world a blinking favor. She went on to say this, and I quote black rage has nothing to do with black people and everything to do with white people. Now course, this is an extreme example of someone who is imbibed this intake and it's to its logical conclusion, when you have resentment, bitterness, anger, the Bible says anger in the heart if not restrained moves on to murder. That's exactly what this woman was saying.
We talked earlier about how critical race theory is not only just divisive, it doesn't bring people together but it actually turns into something far more dangerous and destructive. It turns to hatred of one another and this is how a society breaks down by think that's the goal. Divide break it down there's a need for bigger government, and then attain power to restructure society guess the whole goal of this thing is attaining power now there are so many other examples of this. But as I've been going over them and listening to the soundbites in preparation for the program I came to the realization that, as a believer. Maybe we shouldn't be so surprised at this.
The unredeemed mind is controlled by the flash driven by the flesh, influenced by Satan, and the lies of this world. So maybe we shouldn't be surprised.
But the really terrible thing is not that nonbelievers push it because we can probably expect that the terrible thing is that critical race theory is being pushed hard now into the evangelical church and evangelical organizations who should know better than to dally or toy with or even do use as a court analytical tool is a Southern Baptist convention had a resolution. A couple years ago and critical race theory should know this is the divisive and un-biblical and just a demonic worldview, Justin peters, who runs a ministry wrote recently. He said, undoubtedly, you've been hearing terms like social justice intersection out in critical race theory. These things are troubling enough in the political realm board is far more troubling is that you've also heard these terms being used by evangelicals and in a positive way. We are told that critical race theory can be used by the church as a helpful analytical tool, the infamous in resolution nine, adopted by the Southern Baptist convention, with the help of Pres. JD Greer, Russell Moore and others states this explicitly, and we played this soundbite a couple years ago from the Southern Baptist convention when Curtis was one of the professors at Southern seminary said this on the floor of the convention. It is our aspiration in this resolution simply to say that critical race theory and intersect finale of simply and political tools merely be used as tools not as a world values not see. That's how it gets introduced. This is in a comprehensive worldview. This doesn't compete with the Bible but it can be used as an analytical tool is just a foot in the door and eventually the wickedness of this worldview is all the way in.
Justin peters goes on his article to say woke theology has permeated even our reformed circles. Those who believe in the doctrines of grace and it comes to salvation Eric Mason in his book woke church forward.
Sadly, by Ligon Duncan tells us that we need to get woke to the systemic racism that permeates the US and also the church social justice is evil. Justin Peter writes it creates distrust informants racism. It erects walls of separation of the gospel is already broken down is a thoroughly secular philosophy that springs from the twisted mind of Karl Marx and tragically has been adopted by many who call themselves theological conservatives. If you are troubled by what you are seeing good you should be. If you are confused by what you're seeing. That's understandable. That is part of the plan. Social justice is a leftist political Trojan horse disguising itself as a theological movement when you are hearing the same terms come out of the mouths of evangelicals that you hear coming from the leaders of the Democratic Party and black lives matter. No, something is wrong unquote. Justin peters well said the Christian worldview. David Wheaton returns in just a moment with a growing and aggressive segment of our society in full throated opposition to God in biblical Christianity. The question has become. How can Christians stand firm and raise their children to do the same. Can hand the founder and president of answers in Genesis, recently released a compelling book titled, will they stand parenting kids to face the Giants Ken's life and ministry is a model of standing firm on the authority of God's word and the gospel shares personal experiences in biblical principles that have shaped him for a limited time we are offering will they stand for donation of any amount to the Christian world of 312 pages, hardcover, and retails for 1999 go to the Christian worldview.org or call 1888 646-2233 right to Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Be sure to take advantage of two free resources that will keep you informed and sharpen your worldview. The first is the Christian worldview, weekly email which comes to your inbox each Friday contents of the upcoming renewal along with need to read articles, teacher resources, special events, and audio of the previous program. Second is the Christian worldview, annual letter to deliver to your mailbox in November. It contains a year-end letter from host, David Wheaton had a listing of our store items including DVDs, books, children's materials and you can sign up for the weekly email and annual letter by visiting the Christian worldview.: one 646-2233 in your email and mailing address will never be sure.
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How much it is coming into Christian organizations. This from the website Reformation Charlotte world vision training courses, Native Americans or Indians shouldn't have to repent from idolatry. The article says world vision which used to be a charitable organization to help fight poverty around the world has now become nothing more than another woke organization advocating for the destruction of Christianity and its influence in the continuance of ethnocentric pagan idolatry world vision is a series of online training courses where they promote these progressive and Marxist ideas by employing nonwhite racial instigators to demean biblical Christianity in Western culture that was born out of it in one video a Native American talks about how Christians from Western Europe brought Christianity to America and destroyed the Native Americans covenants with God hears that audio where he talks about Native Americans they were already very spiritual.
They were people who understood that God is powerful that God is love that they have personal experiences and even covenants with God. There were ceremonies based on those covenants. There were stories built around those and in particular, we all have our covenant story of the land that was given to us for so long ago.
It's like that verse in acts 1726 and 27 horses from one man he created every loss or nation so that they might reach out and find out.
And so those places God placed our different native peoples and yet the people who came saying no. They are the ones that are believing in the real God destroyed our relationship with those places.
By removing this by taking away those stories by taking away those songs and those ceremonies in the very foundation of what it meant to follow God here already and so we were very close and is my Dr. Kyla mother used to say when the missionaries came. We were very close to the message we only didn't understand how much God loved us because we didn't know the story of Jesus disunity saying there Indians there on the right track. They were worshiping the true God.
They did know about Jesus but they were worshiping the true God are really animism nature worship dead ancestor worship know they were not worshiping the God of the Bible. But what he saying is that those Christian missionaries. Those white people when they came over they really ruined it for the Indians there you have critical race theory in world vision, a supposedly Christian organization. Okay, now let's get to what has become the proof text of Scripture to support critical race theory and the payment of reparations for our past history of slavery, a proof text is where you have a certain idea a predetermined idea that you're trying to make a point of trying to prove his right so you find texts that are taken out of context or misinterpreted in Scripture to prove your point. A proof text for your point this next soundbite is from a pastor name Leon's crop Junior maybe you've heard of him according to his website. He is an author, international speaker, and founder and senior pastor of renovation church in Atlanta a champion for the church's participation in focused and intentional cultural renewal.
That should tell you a lot right there that's not the point of the church to do cultural renewal.
The point of the church is to save souls and disciple Christians. Crop is the leading voice of a generation committed to operating as God's redemptive agents in the earth. He has a quote on his website and his mother telling thing about him. It is apparent. This quote says that there are minimum, to purportedly Christian faith in the United States one committed to the whole of Scripture. Barely that's his and its implications on the whole of life and the other committed to using Scripture to uphold your way of life. In other words, if you're not in the social justice bandwagon. Then you don't believe in the whole of Scripture because that's what scriptures about bringing social justice to the world.
That's what the gospel is about is about equalizing creating equity in this world and right below that quote there's a banner for an event coming up in Atlanta and it says for your soul a rally celebrating blackness that is flip that around for a second what facet a rally celebrating whiteness how Adecco over then there's others that the black power fist in the middle of the, the ad for the events. Leon's crop is going to be there Lecrae is going to be providing music and there some others as well so that just a little background on this next soundbite from Pastor Leon's crop as he talks about the call for reparations that it really is an outworking of the gospel using the story of Zacchaeus and his conversion is a tax collector. In Luke 19.
I believe that Jesus is sovereign in salvation.
That man cannot save himself and trackball says you were dead. Now you have been made alive in Christ Jesus, so, so we cannot work our way into faith and favor. We cannot earn our salvation by how hard we work, we cannot purchase our salvation by how much we dip and so when I read this passage it leaves me a little confused because only one of 2 Things Just Took Pl. here for what Zacchaeus did his salvation in Jesus has the platted Zacchaeus to do what he did because you not be made alive by the living God in the spirit of God and believe in Jesus and think that reconciliation simply requires an apology, so let me just jump in here for a second he starts out by talking about that salvation comes not by works. It's and it's an act of God in our life. It's a gift of grace with any transitions to the story of Zacchaeus and Bergen read the passage in a second word, Zacchaeus comes to saving faith in Christ and he says to Christ that I'm going to give half my money to the poor, and I'm going to give back for full to anyone I've wronged and so Leon's Crump turns that into well, you can't just ask forgiveness in an apology to be saviors more that you need to do.
There's a call for if there have been wrong is done there must be reparations, so he's taking it from the individuals that Zacchaeus wronged, extrapolating from that that group needs to get reparations from this unjust society that was America back in the time of slavery and Jim Crow.
He continues Zacchaeus was a wealthy man how to get wealthy by working for the Roman government to further repress the Jews and and pocketing part of the money that he was receiving. He had built his entire wealth on the back of another people when he met Jesus. He knew that I can't simply receive the good news of the gospel and then proceed as a beneficiary of other people's work without restoring them to wholeness. He makes a very persuasive argument unless you have a sharp biblical worldview, you're going to say well yeah he's right. When you're safe.
There is a responsibility a duty to start working for all who have been wronged by this unjust society. But let's read the actual story from Scripture about Zacchaeus in Luke 19, said he, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through and there was a man called by the name of Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. Zacchaeus was trying to see who Jesus was and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature, so he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see him, for he was about to pass through that way.
Verse five when Jesus came to the place he looked up and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down for today I must stay at your house and he Zacchaeus hurried and came down and received him gladly, when they sought the religious leaders of the day we all began to grumble saying he has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner, tax collectors, they often collected taxes but extra taxes. They extorted their own people to keep some for themselves that they were that's what they're known for verse eight Zacchaeus stopped and said the Lord. Behold, the Lord half of my possessions. I will give to the poor and if I have defrauded anyone of anything. I will give back four times as much and Jesus said to him today salvation has come to this house because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost that from Luke 19 the conversion of Zacchaeus. Note here, Zacchaeus is saved by believing who Christ is not by giving half of his possessions to the poor or giving back to those who he is and who is defrauded.
Scripture is clear that true conversion justification does not come by us earning it through our good works but by faith in who Christ is and what he did for us. Faith alone in Christ alone, not faith. Plus our good works. Ephesians 2 verses eight through 10 and many other passages clearly teach this.
It's unambiguous for by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Here's the purpose of salvation, though, for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works were saved by faith and saved for good works. Therefore, Zacchaeus was not saved by his good works of giving to the poor or giving back to those he had wronged. Those were evidences of his conversion very important and critical distinction. He called Jesus Lord, proving that he believed who Christ was in, but the evidence of that saving faith that the giving back was not the grounds the means of gaining justification or saving faith. But the evidence of that saving faith is the good work of giving to the poor by the why he hasn't defrauded, but willingly wanted to help them but then he says he's going to give back to those if he has personally defrauded anyone he didn't say he had. He said if I have any was willing to do so again another evidence of a converted heart, the truth here is if someone today has directly defrauded someone today.
They should feel and be compelled to make restitution that's that's the law actually. So for instance if there was a a slaveowner today. He should be compelled to pay his slaves for their labor and the loss of income opportunity that they had while being a slave to him, but we have no slaveowners in America today in the demand that whites through the government through you and me taxpayers through institutions to organizations pay money or give benefits to a group. Blacks who weren't directly defrauded.
In other words, those who aren't guilty today are being asked or probably someday are going to be required to pay those who haven't been defrauded. I mean, what is scheme. That is why critical race theory is all about blame shifting blame someone else for your perceived victimhood for your perceived bad plight in life.
But it's also this critical race theory scheme is all about gaining power because that is ultimately what is going to keep this con going gaining money, getting position gaining power, and the father of black liberation theology. Who would've been into critical race theory. Had he been living today is James Cohen. I played this soundbite before the program but it goes a long way toward explaining how someone like Pastor Leon's Crump understands the gospel and how this movement of critical race theory, and social justice misinterpret Scripture for their own ends because as I said is God taken the side of the victim. It's a symbol of that God making ultimate identification with the power less powerful in our society. The white people they want to become Christian power and come again if I with Carl is going to Kristin identify with powerful and also Christian. I think that's a contradiction of time now. Again, let me jump in to what Leon's Crump has on his website is apparent that there are minimum, to purportedly Christian faith in the US, one committed to the whole of Scripture and its implications on the whole of life in one committed to using Scripture to uphold your way of life. Just what James Cohen just said you can't be a Christian and be part of the alleged power structure. You can't be part of the whiteness of our society that's impossible. Now how do I know that you really identify with the plan you identify with the victim. I only want to feel good about back.
You also have to pay back that's what you just don't say please forgive me now way in which EL repented he elephant can be no reflection on the paintings can be a thing is that you get back what you tell and fighting took alive from Nike that is exactly what Pastor Leon's Crump was saying as he talked about Zacchaeus. It's like he's repeating the words of James Cohen. I'm not sure when James Cohen gave that sound by think it was back in the 70s so in a way this ideology is not new is just gaining steam. Then James Cohen goes on to say the ultimate motivation is not peace and harmony and unity and loving your brother in society is the attaining of power you read me the white church more they can do them all and why churches need to be quick to and why theologians need to be 20 it has to do with how I had and that's why the redistribution up. If you redistribute we can thank James Cohen for being truthful because that is what it's all about. It's about attaining power is about attaining money now.
Just compare that version of the gospel to the actual gospel that God created all ethnicities. He views each person as having equal value and so should we in that God holds you individually in me individually, not as a group, but individually accountable for my own sin.
I'm not accountable to God for sins committed by someone else, even if there my forebears my relatives from many generations back God's to just for that. Yes I may be affected by the sins of my forebears and their sins are not put to my individual account. The next point is that God does not divide the world into oppressor versus the oppressed, but into two groups.
Believer and nonbeliever, and that God sent his son Jesus to pay the penalty for your individual sin, not for your group ethnicities sin, so he didn't come to die for white people.
The group of white people for their sins against black people.
He came to die for the sins of a white person and for the sins of a black person and so therefore we must individually whether black or white. Each of us must individually repent of our sin and believe in the person and work of Christ and the evidence of that salvation is just like in the life of Zacchaeus is that you as an individual will be compelled because of your new life in Christ to restore to those if you have personally defrauded someone and you're going to try to help those who are less fortunate, not out of coercion but because your nature has changed. You now have the Holy Spirit inside of you, impelling you to do charitable good in this world.
The great sin of critical race theory is that it shows partiality in the Bible consistently speaks against partiality partiality is true discrimination it showing favoritism to one over the other. Leviticus 1915 you shall do no injustice in judgment you shall not be partial to the poor, nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. First Timothy 521, I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus. Paul writes to Timothy to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in the spirit of partiality, critical race theory is all about partiality, it makes up oppressed groups and then favors them and try to discriminate against who they deem is the oppressors Christian, you need to be able to identify this wicked demonic scheme of this worldview that is taking hold in our country. We are out of time today but thank you for listening to the Christian worldview.
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