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The State of America

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June 12, 2020 8:00 pm

The State of America

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06/13/2020 - The State of America by Truth for a New Generation

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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. There are only three ways to teach a child.

The first is by example. The second is by example. In the third is by example. So said theologian, sociologist and influential thinker and writer Albert Schweitzer hi Alex McFarlane, who welcome the truth from generation radio and I want to talk about three things that I believe must be recovered and understood in the heart and the life of every American, regardless of age, if were going to be the country that we currently aren't but many assume we are a country of liberty, prosperity, morality, piety, country of goodness Alexis de Tocqueville 1811 1813 interviewed people wrote the famous work democracy in America, de Tocqueville basically said America is great because America is good if she ceases to be good shall cease to be great. I want to talk about God, morals, and personal responsibility. But before I do, let me give you a reason why it's worth being grateful for America. I mean, can we talk about our liberties, our freedoms are constitutionally guaranteed rights, civil rights, which also as we have to point out come with personal responsibilities. But here's another reason to thank God for the United States of America, Robert J. Gordon, I don't know if you know that name, but he's an economist at Northwestern University very very respected. He is an economist who really 50 years ago talked about rational understanding and rational expectations for economics and he correctly predicted the recession of the 70s pretty respected guy, Robert Gordon, and here's what he said and and I think it's worth talking about. He said really for millennia. No real new wealth was created.

There were families or kingdoms. There were dynasties and were basically the royalty and the peasants and and for essentially you know more than 2000 years. There was no real new wealth created now, not right now, even in spite of Cove it even in spite of the rioting and looting.

There are more wealthy people in the world today than at any other previous time in history. There are more millionaires in America than at any other previous time in history, and my goodness with the tech booms of the last 20 years there are for not only first-generation millionaires. There are first-generation billionaires now Gordon, Robert J. Gordon says this, it's interesting.

Do you know when the world's acceleration in the creation of wealth began in the late 1700s.

It's interesting how in the late 1700s.

Suddenly, private property ownership began to be more and more widespread. People begin to start businesses. By the time you get to the 1800s, which is the 19th century and you got to the Industrial Revolution that began in largely in England but really came to fruition here in the United States of America and my goodness the late 19th century and you've got people like Colt and the revolvers in Winchester with the rifles and you've got in a Henry Ford and automation in the you know assembly line process and you've got I think about the McCormick reaper and the the manufacturing of farm equipment and let me say this not only the Industrial Revolution that began in Europe, but I believe was perfected in America. The concept of interchangeable parts, and businesses grew and businesses thrived and then ancillary industries would crop up around certain larger industries. The here's my point. Why why did suddenly beginning in the late 1700s through the 1800s and coming to explosive fruition in the 20th century, touching America touching the world what in the late 1700s.

At the moment that the explosive expanse of wealth creation began what other event was notable in the late 1700s. Of course I'm talking about the birth of America 1787, our Constitution and for the first time in history really only since Israel like under King Solomon.

With the birth of America you had the principles of good civil government wedded with the principles of God's word and the presupposition of beginning foundational assumption that man was not just to be exploited and controlled by dynastic despotic leaders. But note, we view humans as being made in God's image. There is a creator where were made by God and because were made in the image of God. We have inherent worth and value and dignity, and it's no accident that for the first time in world history. Large segments of the world would experience prosperity and the creation of wealth.

It was no accident that it correlates with the beginning of America and the growth of America, Rodney Stark, the person I quote a lot a twice Pulitzer nominated historian and sociologist talks about how Christianity gave birth to science and understanding that the world is intelligible you can understand reality because God is a God of order and then not only did science come out of the church, but also industry personal property ownership, human rights and the ability to hey you got a get up out of bed and work hard and put in a full days work, but you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and you can become prosperous, not here in America we are watching. Maybe it's out of ignorance.

Maybe it's out of malice, but certain academics and Democrat liberal progressive politicians are are trying to separate the haves from the have-nots and use class envy and economic exploitation to try to build their voter base. Not only is it countered what America is all about. Not only does it really put the brakes on the prosperity that has better the lives of so many people, but I would say the economic warfare in the class exploitation in class envy used by many liberals to try to grow their power base. It's dark, it's ungodly. It is inhumane to talk about that for when we come back. The Lord is a 100% track record in keeping his promises and he lovingly offers to help everyone prepare for life and for eternity. Join Alex McFarland at the cold busy shares from the Old Testament book of Daniel in the New Testament book of Revelation.

The two most well-known books of Bible prophecy each reveals things about world history and the future that only God could no, their prophecies could be a source of motivation warning and assurance. They can also be an apologetic persuasion for nonbelievers get clarity on which events today may relate to these two prophetic books equipped to answer the big questions and objections about prophecy Daniel and Revelation how God wrote history with Alex McFarland July 27-31 at the Billy Graham training center at the Cove. Find out more and register@thecove.org to do something, we don't follow traditions merely for the traditional search of the reasons behind answers Christian Diemer Gage magazine is from the reviews and like the believer spiritual share trip Gage magazine at liberty University. 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 liberty\exploited to learn more. That's liberty\exploited to learn more for apologetics, resources, books by Alex McFarland and to find out where Alex is speaking to visit Alex McFarland.com back to the program Alex McFarland here and talking about our country and I wanted point out a book that years ago came out, what every Christian should know is published by Christianity today was. There was a series of books about church history and just the relationship between the church and Western culture, and certainly Christianity in the birth of America and one of the writers of this book is out of print, but it's a really good book. I would encourage you to get it. What every Christian should know, but it said American culture and by that were talking about our government and our culture are values the church family. There's not a sense of place and not a sense of identity and who cares that William Penn wouldn't take his hat off to the king of England and who cares about William Bradford in the Plymouth colony in cotton math and the desire to raise our children under quote the dispensation of the gospel in this book, said America may be lost because quote nobody managed to pass it on. And that's why read the quote by Schweitzer that we teach children by example and and example an example, if people don't see us passionately loving and fighting for God and country upcoming generations. They're not going to have that passed in value either just apart from a miracle of God. And so it's important to know what were about, you know, Benjamin Franklin, the oldest person of the constitutional convention at 74 your soul, and certainly one of the wisest. There Benjamin Franklin said that ignorance is the doorway to tyranny and we really are in danger.

My goodness folks were in danger of entering a dark age of tyranny under the.

The liberal Democrat progressives that want to separate the classes using economics and they constantly lie to people. People that have needs and those I look you know I'm the where the only ones that can help you. The only way that you can survive. You need us because you need government to be your your nanny. Listen to this folks ignorance of how wealth is created. Ignorance of the opportunities and the great potential.

You have just within yourself by virtue of the good Lord who made you ignorance of what America has been about is the doorway to tyranny and and I mentioned the the fact that the world this is a huge seismic shift in world history.

The creation of personal wealth, personal property ownership began really in the 1700s because of the beginning of America and think about how many people have been unleashed and empowered to experience all that God put them here to do now. Why just so we can aggrandize ourselves and live a posh easy life, no.

But God has blessed and prospered people for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is so that they could help underwrite the great commission. How should this quote. I wrote a book called stand strong in college interviewed more than 300 college students and more than five dozen professors and stand strong in college we talk about the ways that college can challenge the faith of a young person but I've said this many times that college costs for years and $100,000 to discover that you can't know anything, the late great Ravi Zacharias said that college is four years and more than hundred thousand dollars to discover that there is no truth in I think about the fact that college students are constantly told, unless they go to a solidly Christian school that personal beliefs define truth.

The Barna research group is said recently of years ago that four out of every 10 adults strongly concurred that Christians, Jews, Buddhist and others all pray to the same God and think about this. Only one out of every six adults disagrees with this view, kids are told that we make our own truth. Kids are told that America is evil in America is bad and we have got to do what Mortimer Adler said in the 1950s, editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica and editor the great books of the Western world that we must strengthen ourselves. Learn to think rationally and be able to sift truth from out of the noise of subjectivism that is come to characterize just so much of the media and web and journalism quote unquote to be taken now here's the thing, God, morals, personal responsibility, those have been the keys to our success as a nation and that the creation of of wealth and personal liberties and in the betterment of the human condition that God has used America to contribute to Ben Shapiro. I'm sure you've seen his name. He's so prominent in the news these days is a great thinker. I interviewed him on the radio several years ago, but in his book brainwashed. Shapiro observed that college quote education" had many many University today amounts to a four-year attack on America and God, and liberal arts degrees and not politically liberal but liberal, as in learning from the various schools. The triumvirate science, math, and language or English liberal arts education has become anything but liberal at PC driven schools like Berkeley the term University really ought to be changed to monitor diversity because kids are subject to just 21 view evolution, relativism, hedonism of the denigration of Western culture history is revised Western civilization is just so criticized Christianity at best is ignored, but usually mocked. Darwinism goes unquestioned voicing conservative values will get you failed from classes and it it is just a given that traditional values are to be abandoned. Now folks in personal interviews literally with hundreds of students, professors and administrators of schools throughout all 50 states. It is mind-boggling.

The stories that I hear over and over that education and certainly college has become less about the pursuit of truth and more about imparting a carefully guarded, forcefully imposed narrative economic socialism, political globalism, moral relativism and militant secularism and the only path to personal meaning, hedonism, just live for pleasure and stay out of the way while the elites rule the world and control our lives. My dear friends with God's help. It has got to stop working to come back after this. Don't go Christians don't necessarily agree with one another when it comes to questions of religious pluralism, homosexuality, the role of government abortion in the 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 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 can 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 others@alexmcfarlane.com.

If you're a Christian parent. You of course want to instill a biblical view of life in the hearts of your children, your pastor, you want to offer ministry that draws young families to your church. This is Alex McFarlane encouraging you to check out my new book and video curriculum. The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask about Christianity. I interviewed hundreds of children ages 5 to 12 and we address actual questions from actual children. The spiritual issues that are on the minds of your kids everything the book and video lessons are great for groups of any size and was produced with the goal of equipping kids to stand strong for Christ in any situation.

The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask the book study guide and video series. You'll find it@afastore.net that AFA store.net 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 talk back to the program were talking about the state of America and how we must personally stand for God, morals, personal responsibility, leading by example. But I want to share with you how much I appreciate all of you and the feedback we've been getting from our webcast when the coven situation hit and in a more than three dozen of our conferences and events in our summer camp and out so much of that just evaporated.

We started doing thanks to a very very wonderful benefactor to our ministry were so grateful we've started doing a live webcast Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11 AM Eastern time. You can watch this on the Facebook page, rev. Alex McFarlane now Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 we do a live webcast were talking about apologetics were talking about defending the faith. Standing for God and country would give away a book every Friday and so if you share publicly twitter and Facebook. If you share and post publicly not just privately, but you're automatically entered to win a book 10 issues that divide Christians more than 200 footnotes. It's a book about American exceptionalism. The economy even the moral issues homosexuality transgender is him wore what should be the Christian's position on the military you can find all my books online, but the one that were giving away right now is 10 issues that divide Christians and please watch us on Facebook like us if you would I do want to remind everybody that I will be at the Cove, the Billy Graham training center at the Cove.

July 27 through August 1. Doing Daniel and Revelation. And yes, there is still time for you to register if you go to the Cove.org and I would love to see you there and friend. It is imperative, especially as the election draws near. I'm just going to say and this is not because of personalities, but Pres. Tromp and Mike pence are doing such a great job and this is because of worldview, it is imperative because of not only the replacement of I think about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but Justice Roberts, who has been left-leaning in his decisions. The makeup of the Supreme Court is such an incredibly significant part of of American life and one US Supreme Court decision can have repercussions for decades them and look at the Roe versus Wade decision, which by the way was eerily like the Dred Scott decision in the 19th century, the Dred Scott decision basically said African-Americans aren't persons. Therefore, they are property Roe versus Wade was so much like that that how do they legitimize the killing of an unborn baby. They say well they're not persons they don't have the constitutionally protected rights of other people and a woman's right to privacy means that she can have an abortion. And here we are decades later, so far from our moral compass. It will take an act of God for us to recover it but friend part of the reason that I pray God will overrule and intervene within our elections. And I pray for Pres. Tromp to get reelected.

I pray that the liberal progressive godless worldview that sadly, the once great Democratic Party has has so embraced in recent years. They are so far from their founding principles that I pray that the house and the Oval Office are populated by constitutionalist principal Republicans. Why not not because of a party, but because of principles liberal globalist open borders progressives of today that they would not even allow the the worldview of previous generation Democrats into the party platforms today and so it's imperative for God and country and freedom that their agenda be defeated.

This is no ill will to any individuals, but it most certainly definitely is a proactive, positive stance for truth and God and morals.

If if our nation is to be saved. Now I want to say this, talking about the worldview of young people.

Unless your child has really steeped himself in the great traditions of Western thought and mastered critical thinking skills and is able to spot contradictions and fallacies, and outright lies for himself, then an undergrad degree at most colleges will actually be a type of programming exercise designed to turn graduates into nice little compliant socialists worker bee leftists and and so let me say this, we have got to have a Renaissance a rediscovery of the values in the truth.

The build our nation but on a personal level we have to have a Renaissance of the gospel.

Christians call this revival. The Bible talks about revival and how we need a revival in our nation so for America of 2020 and I love this nation and I love the Lord and I know my home is in heaven, but part from a move of God.

We got dark days ahead.

Some hundred and six first 21 says they forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in some hundred and three, David had said, bless the Lord, O my soul, forget not his benefits. You know in Italy. There's a saying God created memory so that we could have roses in December friend. It is important not to forget all of the things that God has given us and all the things that God is shown as God has prospered America, we stand to lose it all if we don't rediscover America. But even bigger than that. If we don't return to the God of our founders and the God that up until a couple of decades ago were proud to call upon and thank God we have a president who knows our story and the God that birthed America friend I want to pray and encourage you to think about the Lord. Think about moral truths that we all must live by and think about the personal responsibility to know truth model truth proclaim truth pass on truth because as the Bible says the truth will set you free. The longer we are alienated from truth, the less free in the morning bondage we are the truth will set you free. It will set our nation free. May God grant that we returned to TMG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarlane ministry, PO Box 10231 is Burrell, NC 27404.

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