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July 6, 2020 8:00 am
Welcome to Truth For a New Generation with Alex McFarland! This week's topic is about the worldview as it relates to human life.
In the midst of a culture obsessed with relativism, Alex is a voice you can trust to speak the timeless truths of Christianity in a timely way.
This is the Truth Network CNG radio, or 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 there's a video circulating on the Internet now and it's Mike Wallace, famously of the show 60 minutes. It's in the 1950s and he's interviewing Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and they talk about two things in the context of the interview that are just riveting.
One is the concept of sin and the other is childbearing, but he asks if she believes in sin and she says you know, do you mean it as a noun or a verb in sinning and he says no you a noun. Do you believe there are things that are sin, and Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood says yes, the greatest sin in the world is to bring children into the world childbearing and she goes on and talks about the fact that it's a bad world. It's a flawed world. There are evil things that happen and clearly her conviction, her modus operandi is to prevent the bringing of children into the world without a welcome you to today's edition of the truth for a new generation broadcast and I want to talk about our worldview as it relates to human life in here in this first part of July, the nation is celebrating the birthday of America Independence Day and this is an Independence Day really like none other in our lifetime mean just in recent weeks, we've witnessed all of the writing, the anarchy of the black lives matter movement in and it's being talked about how many of the people that ostensibly are crying out for justice about this or that issue and freedom are really Marxists working on an incremental gradual overthrow of the US government and so this Fourth of July as our president has gone to Mount Rushmore to speak and be present at a fireworks display celebrating our independence something so unique in world history, the Democrat party tweeted and then retracted in the last week of June that Pres. Trump visiting Mount Rushmore was was a display of his belief in white supremacy. End of quote that there was some pushback and they deleted that tweet but it it reflects their worldview and think about it. One of our great monuments depicting George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. The writer of the Declaration of Independence and Teddy Roosevelt at one time one of our most beloved presidents. Now I'm going to tie this to the subject of human life here in a moment, but I want you just if you can to try and internalize where our nation is Friday one week ago when Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the house was asked about the black lives matter of people as they turn on monuments of Christopher Columbus of George Washington as they deface the Lincoln Memorial and by the way it was Republican Abraham Lincoln that emancipated the slaves and yet black lives matter movement. Lincoln himself even can't be tolerated and in New York in front of the museum. They want to take down a century old, beloved statue of Theodore Roosevelt.
You know we've got to ask ourselves, where does it stop where does cultural acknowledgment of the fact that all lives matter where does it stop and just the dismantling of the country and the unraveling of our freedoms begin and friend. We are in a dangerous place. We really are and when Nancy Pelosi was asked what you think about in a blasting getting rid of Mount Rushmore. She said quote I think that would be wise of folks at my first call in this broadcast is that we pray for America. I mean, we need to pray for America because you need to understand we are in a philosophical battle were in a political battle. We are in a social battle but more than anything we are in a spiritual battle and it it all comes down to our view of human life. Now we want to talk about human life being sacred in all contexts. And here on 4 July weekend. It's appropriate to talk about that because our founding documents say that all people are given by God and inalienable right right it can't legitimately be taken away and the first and most fundamental right is the right to life. Let me just say this. Folks if Biden and, let Harris win the presidency and both have believed in unrestricted abortion.
In fact, in January 2020. Joe Biden said there's no place in the Democrat party for people who aren't pro-choice listen.
If that be the case while we are reinventing America while we're revising our history in reinventing what this nation is they are going to have to take out of the Declaration of Independence the right to life, because if an academic and elected official, a leader doesn't believe that a baby conceived has an object of God ordained right to life, then none of our other alleged freedoms make any sense. Listen the freedom of liberty and The Pursuit of Happyness mean nothing unless they are first predicated on the right to life as a result of a professor in a medical school. Any pose this potentially ethical dilemma to his students. He said here's the family history. The father is syphilis. The mother STB.
They already have four children one is blind one is death one has TB. Now, the mother finds herself pregnant again. The parents come to you, a doctor for advice.
They're willing to have an abortion.
If you say they should. What you say and many of the students in this medical class give a lot of opinions and most said well you know with the family there poor.
They have sickly kids and there's a family history of his medical issues.
They should probably abort and the professor said well congratulations because you just took the life of Ludwig von Beethoven and NUC folks, here's the thing. A sovereign God made us in his image.
One of the reasons that human life is sacred and all context. Unborn life is sacred. All human lives matter because were made in God's image were sinners, for whom Christ died. And we as a nation.
All of our problems folks in the myriad of issues we face. They all stem they all descend from the fact that 50 years ago we decided that it was morally okay to abort babies and really there are no morals at all.
In fact, that's about where we are now stated Alex McFarlane here truth for new generation radio going to continue going to talk about the sacredness of life, which up until recently, at least, had been one of our national convictions.
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Jefferson said it, great thinkers, courageous leaders of all time have said it, but now people that are less leader and more politician less servant and more opportunist people are saying. Well, this special interest group matters and that entitlement group matters. Note human life is sacred in all contexts. That was one of the founding principles of those who birthed our great nation that many RR spitting upon right now it is out. I want to say the way that many officeholders and those running for office. The way that many leaders and and wannabe leaders are treating America right now is sacrilege. Some hundred and 39 verses 13 and 16 the word of God says, for you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mother's womb. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth your eyes God. Your eyes saw my unformed body. The humanist manifesto wanted to in the 20th century talked about that there are no moral values that derive their existence from God, but moral values come from human experience and I think about where we are as a nation we are we are witnessing the results of the abandonment of morality given by God and so might my difference. Things like unrestricted abortion camel Harris stands for unrestricted abortion Joe Biden stands for unrestricted abortion and the president during his first campaign during his most recent state of the union address when he talked about the sacred life of a baby. Listen, he is echoing the founding core principles of those that gave us this great nation and so many other Pandora's box of problems have come about because of our abandonment in belief in the sacredness of human life. Dr. Dobson once said regarding the unborn. He said were talking about life here, not little black dots, said Dr. Dobson. Some people in Congress are referring to the unborn or the product of conception is little black dots and Dr. Dobson said the bottom line of these little human embryos. Tiny is the our people or property are we going to create a class of human beings just for research, experimentation, harvesting, rent, destruction, or are we going to view them as human life and human life is sacred. Now edit edit another time in our history when people did more readily acknowledge God in truth, a lot of elected officials that I think were a little bit more opportunistic than people of conviction they would give lip service to being pro-life but my dear friend.
We are where we are, partly because of our own mental and spiritual abandonment of truth, but we are where we are in a listen because of the results of our abandonment of truth because here's the thing. Ecclesiastes talks about a hedge that can be broken. I honestly believe that the shedding of of American blood on American soil. The deaths of of nine, 11, 12, 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The 2001 bombing the USS Cole Columbine Newtown all the shootings in public places in public schools now that the death toll that has accumulated itself because of the riots, the anarchy, the lawlessness, the unstable economy, the plummeting literacy rates among millennial's and younger and and now the loss of our historical monument summing.
Do you understand tearing down statues of George Washington in New York demanding Teddy Roosevelt. We don't know a thing about them don't know what he did what he stood for.
But he's he's committed the crime of being a Caucasian male from history tear down the statute.
Folks, we are headed to very dark days unless we rediscover some convictions that are not only the founding principles of the country, but they also happen to be based in God's word and truth and I'm not saying this because I'm afraid, but I'm a realist, and I've been watching culture for a lot of years. I've studied a lot of history and taught at the undergrad and postgrad levels are not only American history but the history of other cultures and I'm saying if we don't have a solution to this God sized problem because right now our nation is facing a God size problem and and we need to pray, we need to be informed and we need to vote and let me just say this before I give you 11 convictions that should shape our view of human life. I beg of you, I beg of you to vote in this upcoming election and don't say well I don't like either Note look it.
It's not heavy lifting here to figure out which candidate stands more for the principles lawfulness supporting a strong national defense responsible immigration and not having open borders the sacred view of life that defense of our Constitution, look, this is not hard folks and you don't just say you and I don't like either candidate. This is not about which candidate you might or might quote like this is about which candidate is more likely to defend the Constitution and help restore the country, or which candidate is more likely to further the lawlessness the revisionism the lies, the deconstruction of the good old USA that we've been witnessing the left perpetuate our nation is 242 years old. If God allows sin to embark on our 243rd year and I'm saying this that America is over and done and finished in your freedoms. Specifically, your religious freedoms are ink on paper and nothing more. Unless we have a God sized revival and in that we can all participate and pray stating that we come back to give 11 things that elevate one's view of human life on this edition of truth for a new generation radio. 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 of Daniel and Revelation how God wrote history in advance with Alex McFarland July 27-31 at the Billy Graham training center at the Cove. Find out more and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're a Christian parent.
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God bless you and thank you for listening. I do want to remind people that are fall schedule is coming back together just got off the phone with pastor in West Virginia were going to be in West Virginia were going to be in Ohio a lot of places you can go to the calendar on Alex McFarland.com. I do have a new book coming out. This is exciting. The book is going to be called toxic America, nine things you must know about the possible Civil War is been published by destiny image.
Publishers will be out in early September and so please pray for that book as I finish up the writing of it and we begin to make it available. I look forward to being at the Billy Graham Cove July 27 to talk about Daniel and Revelation Bible prophecy. There is still time to register at the Cove TGC of the ED Cove.org and so folks be in prayer be involved. Be informed and be an influencer because this is the hour. If God mercifully spares our nation and sends revival.
This is the hour where the church really has to stand up and you know regarding my teaching at the Cove on eschatology and times people are asking me I get at least eight or 10 emails a day like this, though, say it unit is Christ coming back are we nearing the end of time.
We just encourage people were thinking about the end of times. I want you to think about the ends of the earth because the Bible tells us to take the gospel to the ends of the earth but here in America part of the reason that we are in a spiritual battle and part of the reason that the devil wants America to unravel and fold up is because, for all of our failures and for both warts and all, America is still the nation that finds, supports and helps underwrite the great commission and so there are people I think that are knowingly promoting evil there people that are unwittingly unknowingly caught in the crosshairs and there there just lost blind people that are furthering evil and they don't know it but we are in a spiritual battle now.
I think that our founding principles and our fidelity to our founding principles was part of why God had mercifully put a hedge of safety around America for almost 2 centuries and then within America. We had 350,000 churches and over 100 million adult Christians and I don't just mean nominal Christians. I'm talking disciples and we enjoyed a hedge of protection, but a lot of things happen. We talked about on the that on the show and we need to pray for God to have mercy for God to intervene for God to rebuild that hedge of his favor and protection, and then most of all make our hearts right, and may we be godly. You know we we say God bless us, but may the Lord help us to at least in some degree be worthy of his blessing on the none of us are worthy were all sinners, we really only deserve judgment and God's wrath, but it but I mean let us live in such a way we say God bless us, may, may we live in such a way that we would be blessed with a God use us, may we live in such a way that we would be usable to give you some thoughts here about human life being sacred in all contexts. Number one, the Bible, which is a book shown to be inspired by God by convincing lines of evidence compelling lines of evidence.
The Bible declares that God is our Creator. We have been wonderfully formed by the hands of God in our mother's body. Listen, friend, none of us were conceived by chance occurrence.
Psalm 139 Jeremiah 1 verse five says that the the birth of human beings is ordained by God, not as his creator and sovereign Lord God is owner of all things, the earth and and all of its contents belong to God. Murder is is harming somebody else's property, even self-mutilation and are harming our bodies, our bodies are not our own people say regarding abortion, my life, my body, my choice no, no, not at all.
It's it's God. He wants us and we are not at liberty to do that which is ungodly. God is the foundation of morality are creator our owner and we are not at liberty to do things that are immoral. God makes human lives for a purpose. All life is purposeful and all human beings are persons get by the way, let me say personhood is distinct from personality you know when when you talk about an unborn baby, or even somebody in a coma or an elderly person with dementia are there are stages in life where personality may not be fully manifest but personhood is never gone from a human being and be careful how many that that want to justify the murder of the unborn and the euthanizing of the aged. They want to make life valuable only in in view of personality know we need to defend personhood.
Let me say we must become champions for life, and if we do that will become servants of God and truth because it was in all human beings regardless of their stage of life or state of life. All human beings find their purpose and their value. Really their identity through the Lord and by that I mean the Lord Jesus Christ and so on this Independence Day weekend Outlook. We are not independent right now were enslaved were enslaved to some deadly-isms relativism the idea that we make our own truth. Humanism the idea that humans not God are the measure of all things hedonism the idea that pleasure is the highest good and ends so many leaders and celebrities and pundits and academics.
They can't say sex outside of marriage is wrong. Promiscuity is wrong. Homosexual activity is wrong there, unable to say that some things are morally wrong because they are hedonists.
Pleasure is there God rather than principle and truth being their moral compass and so our culture is suffering from it close with this you know James Madison called the father the U.S. Constitution. He said that our government is made only for a moral and religious people. The U.S. Constitution is in adequate for the governance of any other friend. I love America. You know I do.
But unless we repent and turn back to God, our beloved nation is not long for this world. Folks pray, stay informed be an influencer intercede fast and pray for this nation. Make your voice heard through a vote and may God use you to stand for truth, life in our liberties.
Thanks for listening will pick it up again really soon.
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