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August 13, 2020 6:06 pm
PNG radio for today's culture and timeless truths come together it's reasoned relevant content apologetics worldview and answers to the questions that you need to know from Alex McFarlane ministries. This is true for a new generation radio and now the man who preached in 50 states and 50 days speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarlane now that were in the month of August. I think about the last part of July I think about this every year, actually. Do you know what happened on July 30, 1956. Well, July 30, 1956, the 84th Congress of the United States and then Pres. Eisenhower signed into law what became called our national motto.
Do you know that is our national motto in God we trust.
Adopted July 30, 1956 hi Alex McFarlane here and welcome to another edition of truth for a new generation.
I appreciate you listening and I as we begin this program.
I'm so excited. Believe me, I'm so excited because just this week I wrapped up the writing and the recording of my new book, the assault on America. What we must do to save our country and you know, if you listen to the program.
I don't spend a lot of time promoting bookstore or product on the show we try to bring content and we want to bring content on this program today but I will tell you after writing the book for Harrison House publishers, and it comes out other. The sign-up pages on Amazon right now are ready. But the book will ship in two or three weeks and then I've been at the American family Studios in Tupelo this week. Recording the audio book and been in the studio 456 hours a day recording and I read the book that we've just written over the last really month and 1/2 for one thing, I was bowing my head and praying and thanking God for the ability to write this and it's God's truth, not mine.
It's it's God's content, but I feel there is such an urgency that we pray for national revival and that we live up to that motto in God we trust because I would say we have not been trusting in God as a nation and we've witnessed this year. Of course, the pandemic has dominated the news, but the riots, the lawlessness, the anarchy and the continual drift away not only a drift away from Jesus, but I mean a drift away an abandonment of just a moral foundation. Imagine an island in the middle of the sea and let's call that island morality and it's solid and it's stable but if you swim out far beyond the sight of land. And you, you're away from your foundation. Your oasis of safety or sanctuary. If you cut yourself loose from the island and you've swam away from any reach your lost at sea. And that's really kind of where we are as a nation and what's unique about this time in world history with the worldwide push to legalize and legitimize abortion abortion on demand, and the worldwide push to mainstream homosexual behavior to redefine marriage and now the worldwide push to make transgender is him and ethnicity I think about this and again I believe in civil rights for all people. But what the founders had in view are what they called natural rights, not artificial rights, not manufactured right, but natural rights and natural rights are what are applicable to all people at all times and all places and so we are lost at sea, because the moral foundation that has been the basis of 6000 years of human history to thousand year. Specifically, of Western civilization and 242 years of American culture, American government, American laws and are stable, prosperous, free society were all on this foundation. We've jumped in the waters of relativism swam hard into the deep end of hedonism and lawlessness and friend. We must recover our moral foundation.
My heart is heavy this week as I read of more and more cities slashing the funding for police or maybe calling for the abolition of their police departments altogether. Are we are we on a death wish on a suicide mission. It's insane. As I write this book and again I I would urge you, I would almost beg you to read this book. I'm not making one penny off this book. This is not about Alex getting royalties. I make zero royalties. I could show you the contract I did not write this book for money. This book is I think a very reasoned very well documented. Historically substantiated call for what we were and how quickly we will continue to dissipate and unravel as a nation if we don't recover morals and truth, and it is imperative, imperative that you as a citizen, whether or not you're a believer that you take to heart these things because really the next election, and our decision about belief in morality will determine whether we live in the America we once took for granted, or whether we live in a wild West poverty-stricken developing nation like the Third World countries, where I go to preach. Sometimes James Madison.
He said if men were angels, no government would be necessary if men were to govern men, we would have great difficulty of doing that, but if angels governed men, neither external nor internal controls would be necessary. In other words, if we had heaven on earth.
We would not need moral boundaries, ethical boundaries, but Madison said a dependence on the people is no doubt the primary control of government networks consent of the governed, but experience has taught mankind the necessity of not only lawful boundaries but I have a moral code to follow. He understood what so many today don't seem to understand that humanity has a sin problem were fallen sinners and the type of check and balance system that the founders wisely envisioned. I believe they were led by God would best help avoid the extremes of a harsh monarchy or moral anarchy and see those are are two options. The harsh monarchy would be described as the iron fist of socialism or the iron sword of sharia, a moral anarchy is what were seeing and listen if you want what we've witnessed in Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City. If you want that for your town and city been voted in leaders that don't believe in God, moral truth, right and wrong, or ethics were going to come back and were going to talk about the things that we must do to save our country and may God grant that were able to see it happen. Don't go I will back after this, as we take a break, let me tell you about 310 three books that will answer questions that come your way from others or even yourself about the Christian faith book number 110 answers for skeptics today. Skeptics are looking for authenticity, integrity, and straightforward faith in this book you will learn how to answer intimidating questions.
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You'll earn more than a degree in the satisfaction of seeing what you can accomplish and what God can accomplish more than 600° options from associate 100% online more discover God's truth through every degree at liberty University where we train champions for Christ good at liberty\exploit: that's liberty\exploit: timeless truths in a soundbite culture for a new generation radio will connect the program Alex McFarland here. You know I did ask sometimes you know Alex year and evangelist you preach the gospel, you're an apologist and you do defense of the faith in you equip people to defend the Christian faith God Bible, Jesus, and we do, but people say Alex you speak about government and politics and I do education and people asked me go say hey why do you do that Chris isn't our home in heaven. It is no Augustine who I reference a lot is a thinker that you need to know about and he wasn't the only one who said this, but Augustine said, and city of God that the Christian lives in two worlds.
We know that our home is in heaven. But until were in heaven as long as we are in this world as long as we are in the land of the living.
We have an obligation to the city of man we really do and that's why it is imperative folks, whoever you are, you need to be informed. You need to pray and you need to be registered to vote and you need to vote.
It's estimated that in the last election of the 100 million adult professed Christians, less than half were registered to vote and all of those neighborly may be only half of those didn't vote. So were talking about among evangelicals may be only 25% of eligible adult Americans with a biblical worldview actually voted. So folks if if you love God and country, you need to understand that your vote is a stewardship issue.
It really really is and you must be informed and you must vote well. I get a lot of mail and I recently got a letter that is part of the Biden platform.
If the Biden Harris ticket is to win, and this was an internal document about what their plan is now this is not what they're saying in their ads, but part of what they want to do if they are elected and you you vote your conscience you you prayerfully vote what you feel is right, but for one thing, they wants 10 to 15 million illegals to be given citizenship. It's in broad sweeping almost no rules amnesty program instantly not only citizenship and benefits and healthcare, and college tuition but 10, 12, 15 million instantly given voter rights without having gone through the that the naturalization process. The citizenship rigors that everybody else has to go for one of the things in this will happen in 2021. If Biden becomes president before 2021 is out 12 to 15 million current illegals will be given full citizenship and so that is something we really need to think about.
But then there are other things open borders, empowerment of Palestinians and that would really undermine the security of Israel bad politically bad for national security. Definitely bad economically but let me reference an article that was in the Wall Street Journal just a few months ago, a man in the Wall Street Journal named Michael Blackman wrote an article titled quote liberalism isn't what it used to be. And I've got this in my book the assault on America that's coming out September 1, but Blackman was a staffer for Robert F.
Kennedy, himself a lifelong Democrat, not a conservative non-Christian. As far as I know, but he writes at how the Democratic Party positions adamantly insisted upon today would be largely unknown to the quote liberals of previous generations. Now in in recent months, words or actions that would trigger apocalyptic levels of outrage at a conservative said these things are done these things out when they were portrayed by Democrats/liberals of previous generations. They were not, you know, looked at askance at all. But today they would be causes for the work left to be outraged now.
RFK campaign leader Michael Blackman said this quote core beliefs that made me a liberal in 1968 put me at odds with many of the things progressives stand for today progressives today are running roughshod over much of what liberalism once stood for and he goes on to speak about the selective tolerance of the left, the militant identity politics that favor certain groups with preferential treatment based on ideological fitness with the progressives utopian vision.
Conversely, Democrats publicly demonize and treat with contempt. Other Americans, even to the point of profiling by race or sex simply because they might disagree with the progressive vision of the left today and what Blackman says and it's really true you know who really couldn't be a Democrat today.
LBJ who said we were founded as a Christian nation, regardless of what you think about Lyndon B Johnson, LBJ did say we were founded as a Christian nation, and after that the tragic shooting of John F. Kennedy and LBJ said that he was praying for the nation called everybody to pray for the nation go to church. RFK Robert F. Kennedy, JFK couldn't really be a Democrat today.
Certainly FDR could be why because look, I'm not saying they were perfect, but for all of their foibles, warts and all. They believed in God they believed in objective morality. What Jefferson and the founders called natural law self-evident truth objective truth.
Moral absolutes what Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist papers called social justice, not what you hear today but in the Federalist, sometimes called the Federalist papers they believed we could only have a socially just culture if we believed in morals and acknowledged the source of morality that is God. Folks, we are adrift at sea and I think our vice president was right. In June 2019 when he said the next election would not be so much between two different candidates, but between two vastly different futures I'm urging you to read my new book, the assault on America go online go on Amazon.
Please preorder it. You can reach out to us. email@example.com so stay tuned were going to come back truth for new generation will resume.
I want to talk about why the state of the country reflects so much on our state spiritually back after this.
America today is like a patient struggling to live yet is being forcibly euthanized by her quote. Drs., the life force within the patient fighting for survival is the honest citizens like yourself team of quote caregivers are the local and national leaders actually contributing to the demise of patient economy is crashing crime is exploding. The Constitution is being abolished the assault on America how to defend our nation before it's too late by Alex Farland has one single purpose to get you prepared the real source of America's current problems that no one else is talking about and what you can do now to face tomorrow. Regardless of what tomorrow brings. The assault on America how to defend our nation before it's too late. Available September 15. Preorders available firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christians don't necessarily agree with one another when it comes to questions of religious pluralism, homosexuality, the role of government abortion and war. Too often, we manage these disagreements by ignoring them, yet were called to engage the world for the sake of Christ.
How can we be effective if we avoid society's most pressing questions in 10 issues that divide Christians Alex McFarlane challenges us to drill down to the biblical core of 10 current issues such as social justice evil and suffering, photography, and environmentalism as he echoes the biblical invitation, this reason together only by engaging the Scriptures deeply thinking clearly and speaking truthfully and we in God's family address our differences and discover the peace that comes with unity of purpose. 10 issues that divide Christians find this book and many email@example.com in the midst of a culture obsessed with relativism. Alex McFarlane is a voice you can trust to speak the timeless truths of Christianity in a timely way. You're listening to the truth for a new generation radio program Alex McFarlane. Listening to the truth for a new generation. I do want to resume our conversation about why the state of the country is connected to our state spiritually by some people and then asking the okay Alex, what are you doing in this time of quarantine and covet when you can't travel as incessantly as you've done for the last 23 years. It is true. Our travel has greatly curtail since the quarantine but we are doing several things online for now three months, we've done three webcasts a week. I am on the Facebook page. It's rev. Alex McFarlane, that's our EV rev. Alex McFarlane on Facebook, three times a week 11 AM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 AM Eastern were live on Facebook and I talk about an apologetics topic worldview.
We answer questions we give way a book. We are also we resume the truth for new generation television program, which is seen on the NRB television network and it's on Roku and you can go to if you Google NRB TV. You'll find us and I look forward to that show being on in your area. We just had our wind loads are on is a guest last week. I'll be recording Monday, August 17 with Eric the taxes we have a lot a lot planned for the television show and then of course daily Monday through Friday on exploring the word on the American family radio network, and you can go on the AFR website and find the station near you, or listen online. We have corresponded with thousands and thousands of people were getting out of 50 to 75. Sometimes 100 emails a day from people with spiritual questions and spiritual longings, so I do value your prayers. We love to hear from you and the website is Alex McFarlane.com I do want to say that I will be in West Virginia Christ community church in Augusta, West Virginia September 12, 13 and 14. Looking forward to being there and we have several other speaking engagements in the fall and then finally, in terms of ministry in my hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. Good Shepherd Church involved with good Shepherd Church there and you can watch on their Facebook page. Good Shepherd Church of Greensboro so we are online where on air seven days a week. But back to the state of our country friend. I want to talk about why elections still matter because they really, really do, and where a nation now friend where it's do or die either were going to decide that there are morals. There is a rule of law or we are further going to digress into lawlessness. That's what you need to ask yourself do I care enough about the future of the country to vote and do I understand, ask yourself which candidates org are going to stand for the Constitution as written, which speaks to our religious freedom, our ability to defend ourselves. Your second amendment rights in which candidate is going to support lawfulness the rule of law, marriage, family, the church and then here's the question we could spend many shows talking about this, who best will appoint Supreme Court justices that will reflect what America is all about civil elections matter, and I want to give you a few reasons why elections matter, elections matter because there is this philosophy and Aristotle.
The Greek thinker talked about it the perfect is the enemy of the good. There a lot of people who say I'm not going to vote because I don't like either candidate. I had two people last week that wrote and told me that I don't like either candidate's are not in a vote look. Aristotle warned about the perfect being the enemy of the good look excellence is worth aspiring to but perfectionism that's impossible. So it in my moral. I wish you know Billy Graham and James Dobson, Mother Teresa, and you know great people like that were on the ticket, but they're not. There are not perfect candidates and factors in the one perfect individual.
The Lord Jesus Christ. But there are good and there is a good and there's a better and there's a worse and there's a bad so don't sit this one out because the perfect is the enemy of the good God can use any presidential candidate for his purpose. All candidates are flawed, but will we allow these flaws which we all have, to make us cast a protest vote or no vote at all. Secondly, you need to ask yourself will my life be better or worse under this or that president you know it in the election in 2016. They asked people is my life better or worse over the last 10 years and remember we had had eight years under Pres. Obama. And you know what of the people that responded 96% said in 2016 they felt worse about their life over the last 10 years. Ask yourself, will this president protect my religious freedom.
Ask yourself, will this president protect life, which is the fundamental right delineated in the Declaration of Independence the right to life. Ask yourself, will this candidate protect our country, border security internationally. A strong military strong domestic presents police to keep our country safe. Ask yourself about the Supreme Court. Ask yourself, will this elected official protect the financial resources with which God has entrusted us or will this person waste money through porkbarrel entitlement programs and confiscatory taxes to redistribute wealth in a Marxist vision. Ask yourself will I feel good about the decisions this political leader will make ask yourself, should the Lord Terry will I be glad that I voted this way. 10 years from now, and most importantly folks ask yourself though I carefully consider my vote in prayer. We got houses of Congress.
We've got local elections.
We've got judges, we've got everything from Main Street to DC from your house to the White House to think about and I would encourage you to pray for our country to be informed, to be involved to be an influencer yes this matters are primary calling. If you're part of the church is to know Christ and to make him known that our founders knew it, we need to rediscover that part of our Christian duty and privilege really is to seek a nation that is godly and one of the ways we can do that is to be informed and vote. I truly believe my book the assault on America will help you do that. Please pray for me as I'm on the road preaching.
Please stay informed and however we can help you stay equipped and stay strong and stand strong reach out to us.
We want to help you do that, and I reiterate our national motto again. In closing, in God we trust.
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