This broadcaster has 140 podcast archives available on-demand.
Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.
October 17, 2020 12:00 am
EMG radio for today's culture and timeless truths come together it's recent 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, how did America's Founders see the role of religion in public life. What did America's founders envisioned would be the presence of the influence or the role of Christianity or shall we say religion in the life of the America they were framing hi welcome to treat for new generation Alex McFarlane here. Thank you for listening and were going to look at a few scripture verses. First, I want to assure Leviticus 2510.
The founders love this verse proclaim liberty throughout the land, and unto all the inhabitants thereof the liberty that we had throughout the land.
And you know Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote that famous two-volume set democracy in America. He once wrote that America was quote a nation with the sole of the church." Think about a nation with the sole of the church. De Tocqueville said in 1831. There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America. And when the founders frame this nation and they fought for our independence and I write about this in my brand-new book, the assault on America how to defend our nation forced to late the founders they directly quote or allude to the Bible the Scriptures some 3154 times so the guiding lights in the minds of our founders. The guiding light in their hearts and minds was the word of God. That was the guiding light to America's founders now want to talk about the role they envisioned morality and religion would play in American life, and as this week is elapsed we've we've watched. Maybe you followed some of the hearings for the confirmation of Amy County Barrett to the US Supreme Court. While Amy Connie Barrett has been the subject of all sorts of grilling and accusations and all my goodness, the Hollywood left has tweeted and put things in social media just denigrating her character in her life, mocking the fact that she's a wife and a mother and she is a Christian and and part of this is because they don't want there to be a God to whom people are accountable that they don't want there to be moral boundaries that we are to live within, and they don't want this generation to know that America was founded as a Christian country on biblical principles and that has been the secret of our greatness and the secret of our success in stability and and on the show what I want to do is talk a little bit about what the founders sought religion would be in public life and and I know when I use the word religion.
I understand Christianity is a relationship with Christ. It's not rituals and things that we have to slavishly do we accept what he did on the cross but understand that in colonial America in the 1700s. They talked about religion and they used a phrase you need to know this phrase. Listen folks, they would often use the phrase quote revealed religion and what they meant by quote revealed religion limit Christianity and that they meant the Judeo-Christian moral code. In other words, it wasn't an animistic religion. A pagan religion.
It wasn't voodoo and it wasn't some of the folk religion that they knew about throughout the world. And it certainly wasn't some like the Turks or as they would say the Mohammed tins. That was the religion we now call Islam note revealed religion was what we knew was true, was the Scriptures that was. The Savior was the empty Tim. It was the Christian world view. Theophilus Eaton was the governor of Connecticut on his grave. It talks about him being the first governor of the colony of Connecticut and here's what he said the word of God was the only rule to be attended unto in ordering the affairs of government." The word of God. Now the University of Houston some years ago isolated 3154 direct verbatim quotes from the founders and identify the sources of the quotes now 34% of the founders quotes verbatim came directly from the Bible not paraphrase, but quoted from the Bible. 8.3% came from Montesquieu, Baron Charles de Montesquieu, who was a great thinker and Hugo grow Tice by the way, one of the founders incredible influences was a sometimes plants grow odious or grow Tice. He was a political philosopher, a devout Christian, who by the way, in addition to being a great fellow political thinker grow odious roads, apologetic defenses of old and new Testaments, and wrote extensively on the defensive canonicity that Old Testament Genesis through Malachi was the word of God, New Testament, Matthew through Revelation was the word of God and the founders were hugely influenced by grow odious Sir William Blackstone, the great legal theorists 7.9% of their quotes 2.9% from John Locke who was a Christian thinker unit two political thinkers that often the founders are said to have read from. One was Thomas Hobbes and another was John Locke, and not only did Hobbes and Locke write about politics, they wrote about economics and they wrote about the size of government, and the degree to which government was to intrude into the lives of people in a numb kind of getting a deed in the academic weeds a little bit, but the founders were more Lockean then Hobbesian Hobbes. Although they would use the term socialism or statism.
Hobbes seem to believe in big government, whereas Locke was a more of a minimalist and as the declarations are famously says that a government derives its powers based on the consent of the governed element at a word in there a government derives its Jost powers. In other words, if it's being righteous and fair moral the word just justice folks there are on just governments outside our government now in 2020 is bordering on being in on just government.
In fact I would say it is an unjust government.
Now this doesn't mean we burned on building smash windows or pulldown statutes. We don't burn the house down we get back to our founding principles of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the declaration of belief and morals that the founders certainly exhibited but also something to say when we come back after the spring we must get back to God truth for new generation returns America today is like a patient struggling to live yet is being forcibly euthanized by her quote doctors. 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 the 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 now at Amazon or Barnes & Noble and local Christian bookstore. Alex is written many books to help you defend your faith. One of them answers questions from skeptics it's cleverly titled 10 answers for skeptics today. Skeptics are looking for authenticity, integrity, and straightforward truth in the book Alex McFarland identifies the 10 most common types of skepticism that plagued doubters minds. It offers believers proven strategies for connecting intellectually and spiritually with those who are skeptical about the claims of Christianity. Learn how to answer intimidating questions. Identify the root issue behind those questions and dismantled the spiritual bombshells dropped by atheist plus find encouragement to face hostility by persevering in love. The ultimate apologetic Christians could offer as a witness to our loving God, check out 10 answers for skeptics.
When you visit Alex McFarland.com for apologetics, resources, books by Alex McFarland and to find out where Alex is speaking. Visit Alex McFarland.com. The program we just were talking about how the founders so frequently quoted the Bible and they saw Christianity and the role of the Bible and God's truth in public life is a very significant thing. John Adams wrote our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other now folks want to think about that. I did an interview a few days ago that was on Fox News with Bret Beyer and I was asking is Amy Connie Barrett fit to serve because she might bring her religion into the courtroom listen. One thing I say this in many shows and I want to reiterate this and I talk about this in my book the assault on America. You've got to understand the freedom of religion that the founders talked about in the non-establishment clause of the First Amendment that Congress will make no law regarding the establishment of religion. In no way should that be construed to mean the abolition of morality and so the phrases natural law I want to learn this term natural law now. Exodus 21 through 17 talks about the 10 Commandments, or it is the 10 Commandments, you shall not lie. You shall not murder. We should not be an adulterer that the government was predicated on the reality of the obligation to the 10 Commandments now the law of God is written on the heart of all people, the psyche, the soul of all people, all people know right from wrong. They do but yet our culture is so averse to any mention of God or truth, or moral boundaries that that Amy Connie Barrett and any person. I remember Trump when he was running as a candidate base unit. They said in the news.
All my goodness Trump is being commandeered. He's under the influence of all these Christians, these right-wingers like Franklin Graham and David Jeremiah and Paula whiten all these Christians are around him. Oh my goodness, what does this mean we say this folks. The best thing elected officials could do for the American people is to go into their seats of leadership with a belief in God and morality. Let me say this, the danger of America right now is not that we would get more of God. The danger is that we have far to less of God was an article my friend scholar Jerry Newcomb who works with D.
James Kennedy ministry. He wrote an article he said. Our primary problem. Americans have forgotten God, which is true now friends all through the.
The election were hearing this phrase sums become a cliché. This is the most significant election of our lifetime.
This is the most consequential election of our lifetime, but do you know what people are saying that because it is a minute really is to realize my difference.
And again when I name names and SLB since I wish no ill to anyone. Pray for people I I listen, I love people I would know as Augustine said, loves to seek the highest good of another, any name I'm about to name I'll do whatever I could to see them know Christ be saved. Have you know a roof over their head. I would do what I could no malice against anyone. But do you realize folks that a socialist Bernie Sanders came just within striking distance of having the Democrat nomination for president in a non-socialist, Harris is the VP candidate Nancy Pelosi right now is so just really obsessed me, just listen to look at her almost to the point of just losing all grasp of rational truth.
Nancy Pelosi is so obsessed with getting rid of Pres. Trump that in most interviews sheet. She barely makes sense and is talking about invoking the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office folks listen, this is not about Trump.
This is about removing Joe Biden if he were to win and you need to understand, and you need to pray because if Biden wins the election. What this means is we just elected Pres., Harris, who is aided and abetted the black lives matter Marxist the Vandals that the statue destroyers there. The rewriter's of of our history.
This is consequential because our future absolutely does hang in the balance. Benjamin Franklin said this, he said. Everybody loves the fruits of freedom, but few people are willing to tend the tree that bears the fruits of freedom.
What are the fruits of freedom, while Jefferson wrote it. Well we hold these truths to be self evident that all are endowed by their creator. C. So there is a God, there is a creation not evolution and there are objective moral truth when he said we hold these truths to be self-evident, and our rights are, therefore, in alienable.
That means there tied to the nature of God. It's not subjective. Listen when we say the abortion of the baby is wrong. That's not some preacher's opinion that is moral truth and the sanctity of human life is as true as the existence and nature of God. Now, founding father Patrick Henry said this Patrick Henry warned it is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a friend of Reagan and he wrote about the the failure of the USSR.
Remember, the Union of Soviet Socialist republics that the Soviet Union and Solzhenitsyn said this and he was a Nobel prize-winning author and he had been imprisoned for more than a decade. He said this quote while I was still a child.
I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that befell Russia men have forgotten God. That's what all this happened." Heaven forbid, make God forbid that the time comes when people say America lost her Constitution. Christianity became illegal. The socialist Marxist statist free tuition free income for all free everything pro-gay anti-marriage anti-family. Parents can't raise their own kids at home. Parents can't educate the kids and the ways in the knowledge of God we become the chaotic relativistic transgender homosexual health skate that once was America. Why because we forgot God to come back Olga, wrap up and talk about more what the founders saw as the role of religion in public life would be and what might be the perils if we forget that the estate spiritual foundation sitting back after this. America today is like a patient struggling to live yet is being forcibly euthanized by her quote doctors, 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 the 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 now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and local Christian bookstores. 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 10 issues that divide Christians Alex McFarlane challenges us to drill down to the biblical score 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Welcome back to truth for new generation Alex McFarland here.
You know the importance of voting. I talk about in the book the assault on America on I think everybody he's been reading that book by the way, for the record, I have no financial stake in this book. I took no money for writing this book and that's why I don't mind brazenly promoting this book, I beg of you read it.
It's on Amazon you can find it online. It's at the AFA store.net is an American family Association store there's an audiobook on seven hours of content.
I read the book. I would love you to listen to the audiobook. It's on Kindle and it is also in all the Barnes & Noble across the country so please read and I think you learn a lot of things about our history and you know Samuel Adams, the cousin of John Adams. Samuel Adams was called the father of the American Revolution. He organized the Boston tea party is a signer of the Declaration of Independence and he was a member of Congress until 1781, but Samuel Adams wrote the rights of colonists as Christians may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the great lawgiver and head of the Christian church Jesus which are to be found.
Clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament, so he said the rights of the colonists as Christians may be best understood by reading and studying the head of the church Jesus that this is the father of the American Revolution. Can you imagine if Amy Connie Barrett said that the best way I can understand or be a Supreme Court justice is by studying Jesus, my goodness, Nancy Pelosi would have a dozen aneurysms all at once AOC in, Harrison, Biden, and all the left. Right now there's an absolute meltdown going on in the Twitter verse. Do you understand that in this day and age. Look, if a person who believes in moral truth is unfit for public office, then you've got also throw out Washington, Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John J that the greatest sacrificial leaders and the people that wisely pressing Huntley framed the greatest nation in world history, second only to Israel under King Solomon. There's a reason they want history rewritten. There's a reason they're tearing down statues and there's a reason that we are witnessing a coup attempt in process. It's because I believe that the the liberal secularists they hate God. They reject morality. They chant folks. Do you understand those of you that maybe think you don't want to vote for Trump because he's just he's not polite and and so your did you think about not voting or voting for Biden. Let me say this. Folks do you understand, Harris has defended paid bail and bought hotel rooms for mobs that have been shouting blank Jesus. I'm not even say the word. I don't want to give any airtime to this, but with the money of George Soros and other progressive Marxists. There have been riots for months on end in many American cities, looting of criminals on the streets and mobs chanting curse words about Jesus. So if you could name the name of Christ. If you're a believer if you love God and country than I would think that we would arouse ourselves and say our prayers and get out and vote and influence others to do the same unit Noah Webster who live 1758, 1843 he he he was talking about voting and not I begin to conclude with this but Noah Webster said when you become entitled to exercise the right of voting. Let it be impressed on your mind, that God commands you to choose for your rulers quote just man who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty, if that.
This is Noah Webster. If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled man in office, the government will soon be corrupted. Laws will be made not for the public good, so much as for selfish purposes, corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute laws, public revenues will be squandered on unworthy man and causes the rights of citizens will be violated or disregarded Outlook where we were living friends.
Webster said if a Republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness. It must be because the citizens neglect the divine command and elected bad man to make and administer the laws." John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence is a Presbyterian clergyman, by the way when the left has such meltdowns about religious people look half of the signers of the declaration and a majority of leaders of the American Revolution. Not only were Christians, but many were ordained ministers Witherspoon said this, the people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches. That's saying we need people who believe in morals and God. We are suffering today because we have two such a great degree, forgotten, or maybe have even disregarded God. Now, Harry Truman, one of our great presidents really and what what an amazing thing that he recognize the nation of Israel in May 1948 when they were first constituted Pres. Harry Truman with the national Day of prayer being made an annual event in June 1952, he said. From the earliest days of our history, our people have been accustomed to turn to Almighty God for help and guidance friends. This is one of those hours that we must turn to Almighty God for help and guidance. Hope you're praying for this country. Hope you're participating in influencing folks for the election for the good and I would encourage you to please read my book, the assault on America and and hate.
Even if you disagree lightly. Let me know.
You can go to my website Alex McFarland I would love to hear from you. I would very respectfully love to dialogue with any listeners pro and con, but stand strong for truth.
Stay tuned to our programming and let's pray let's be salt and light, and hopefully with God's help and for God's glory will keep our nation on track and even bring it back to some foundations that are just about forgotten stents from pretreatment TMG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarland ministry, PO Box 10231 is borough NC 27404. That's PO Box 10231, Greensboro, NC 27404 call us at 877 yes God for. That's 877 yes, God, and the number one or give email@example.com while you're there, listen the program archives.
Read Alex's blog invite Alex to speak at your event or contact Alex with a question or comment, Alex McFarland.com. Thanks for listening today and join us again next time. As we bring you more true for a new generation TMG radio