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September 18, 2021 12:00 am
EMG 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 weaker writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarlane in the famous Shakespearean play Julius Caesar, Brutus and cassia's are talking about a war and these two leaders, Brutus and cassia Sir opposite thereto.
Enemy Octavian and Marcus Antonius. Now they've been thinking about going to Sardis to fight and Brutus advocates that they go to Philippi and try to cut off Octavian before he recruits more men and Brutus makes a point that really could be said of the American church and those of us now that our constitutionalist. In other words, if you love God and country.
This might be a sentiment that you can relate to. But Brutus says quote the enemy increases every day. And we, at the height are ready to decline." And so Brutus is trying to convince caches that they've got to act right away and do the thing that will hopefully give them advantage and if they miss it. There's really no hope for the future and here's the quote very famous quote. I'm certain you've probably heard it before, but Brutus says quote there is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune omitted and all voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries on such a full see we are now afloat and we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures and of quote.
I welcome the program. Alex McFarlane tier on truth for a new generation radio and you know that quote really reminds me of where we are as a country because I firmly believe that we are at a point that we must we must have a revival spiritual awakening were absolutely in danger of losing all of our freedoms the future the country in grave jeopardy and the Constitution hangs in the balance, and yet at a time when our nation has never needed the church more urgently. So many pastors at reprimand me and they'll say Alex. I am not called to make Americans on call to make Christians and make disciples will yeah I get that.
Of course our calling is to win the lost and and make disciples of all nations. That's Matthew 28, 18 to 20.
The fact is, while Christianity can operate anywhere, even underneath the communist regime and Christianity can exist in the most oppressive of conditions. The fact is, it is in a free, safe, stable and prosperous America that we are most likely able to engage in ministry, you can be a Christian, locked up in a communist jail cell, but you're not going to do a lot of evangelizing or winning other people to Christ. And so while we know America may not always exist. We know the church always will. However America for the last 204 years has been the world's greatest engine of benevolence of not only improving the human condition, but the greatest engine for world missions. Why have we been the powerhouse for world missions specifically so in the last century, the torch of missions had really brightly been lit in Britain during the time of the Wesley's, but easily for the last hundred and 25, 240 years, America has surpassed Great Britain in being a force for world missions and that was because we were country of liberty and prosperity and stability, and so for all of the Christians who who say what they are not patriotic and don't plan to become so even pastors that in the.
The last election were telling their prisoners not to vote. My goodness, I understand our primary loyalty is to heaven, but we ought to care about America because we live here and we ought to be engaged in the political process, and for those that like to piously say that they don't sully themselves with politics, but tell that to William Wilberforce, who in the child slavery in Britain.
Tell that to people like Sojourner Truth and Corrie 10 boom and out people throughout history that have made a difference in the world through the tool of politics, but they've done so that taken a stand and they've taken the stands they have because of their biblically informed worldview, so I want to do in this program for a few brief moments that were together. I want to talk about some principles of what I call obedient inversion. I want to talk about some things that might prima facie seem counterintuitive, but they are really important for making a difference right now in the world for Jesus Christ and so II think these things are worth talking about, because our nation really does hang in the balance.
I don't know if you saw this week that the national archives have been putting warning labels on our founding documents, including the Constitution and Declaration of Independence Bill of Rights saying quote harmful language alert and one of the archivists of the national archives says that this harmful language alert is because some of the materials presented in their catalog.
In other words, there catalog of our American documents show quote violent or graphic language, offensive language, violent language, and so they put the warning labels on our founding documents that now the archivists of this we don't censor or alter original documents, but we do put a warning label so quote researchers are not surprised when they encounter such offensive content" for goodness sakes for for God and country. We have got to pray look when the Constitution becomes unconstitutional, and when our Declaration of Independence is detrimental to the state or whatever they want say it's no wonder that everywhere I go, young adults, teens and 20 somethings and younger at best. At best they're neutral about America and at worst, their activist level warning to change or eradicate America. It's because academically, spiritually, politically, we've turned away from God and were paying the consequences stating that his only reason principles for helping to make a difference in this prodigal nation truth for a new generation with Alex McFarlane will be right back. This wanted to raise your hand during the sermon will here's your chance. Hi Alex McFarlane tier from the nationalists indicated radio program exploring for more than 10 years, Michael Harper and I have taught Scripture and answered hundreds of vital questions. We've compiled a brand-new book of the top 100 Bible questions from listeners of all ages from questions about supposing Bible contradictions to apologetics facts that prove the truth of Scripture.
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Oh how desperately we need it.
That's what you number one need to know the Lord and I hope you do know the Lord. I hope you are a Christian, but if you're a believer to influence others and know how to defend your faith. That's what we do our conferences.
The TNG conferences all around America there for all ages to equip people in excellence coming up October 15, 1617 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Frank Turek Sandy Rios CW Jackson myself. It's can be tremendous.
I want you to be there and you can go to the website Alex McFarland.com Alex McFarlane.com and learn about the TNG conference but let me give you some principles for making a difference in first of all, you have to care, you've got to care about the country and a lot of believers say. My home is in heaven, you know.
One minister reprimanded me back in the summertime just a few months ago and several Alex on the elevator ride up to heaven. They're not going to be playing the Star-Spangled Banner inadequate like that is is so pedantic and childish.
You barely know where to begin to respond. But I said to the man there respectfully been a civil, first of all, we don't ride an elevator up to heaven and the other thing is I know that were not going to be playing the Star-Spangled Banner. Hey if the elevators under the NFL. You will be hearing and Alicia Keys song as the left as I'm sure you've heard has further divided the nation by having the so-called quote black national anthem and I'm very proud that many of the people pushing back on that have been black Americans who said no. We have our national anthem and and so the left because whether they realize it or not, they seem just bent on weakening, undermining, and I fear ultimately destroying this once great nation to national anthems.
I know when we go to heaven will be in the presence of the king and all will be same with the holy angels, holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty will be honoring Jesus, but it is biblical it. There is great historical precedent.
Some of the great thinkers of all time like CS Lewis and Augustine have talked about how we need to have a moral free world where we can share the gospel. It's only saying to care about America. It's only rational to want to defend and preserve our nation.
I just don't get the Christians that somehow think they're being pious and godly when they say they're not concerned about the health and future of this nation. It might sound spiritual and it might make you feel good about yourself to be nonplussed and stable. I don't care about America.
I'm a Christian. I love Jesus, not America. That's a false dichotomy.
You can love Jesus and love America, and that you can serve Jesus by serving America from your biblical worldview to give you some principles to think about with the time we have left, and the these are counterintuitive, but there biblical and there godly and principle number one is this that the path to greatness is servant to Mark 1044 Jesus said, he who would be greatest among you will be the servant of all.
So if you want to be great in God's eyes have the heart of the servant, Albert Schweitzer, the young, the famous medical doctor and philanthropist. He said quote I don't know what your destiny will be but one thing I know the only ones among you who will be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve is not something there's a direct correlation between self contentment and having the heart of a servant. And Jesus said the path to greatness is servant hood. Secondly, the pathway to freedom is enslavement to Christ. Romans 617 through 20. I believe in slavery as long as that means slavery to Jesus Christ posit he was the bondslave of Christ. And here's the irony. Many people push God out of their lives and they are the ones that are the least free and then others embrace Jesus with everything they've got and we become enslaved to the Savior. And that's the pathway to freedom that the pathway to liberty and life and peace and joy aren't thoroughly know this, that the secret to personal fulfillment quote unquote is to abandon what you've told yourself about seeking fulfillment. Instead, all that you've dreamed for yourself and more will come about through making Christ the source of your peace and fulfillment that there a lot of scriptures, Jesus is peace I give to you not as the world gives, give I unto you, but the peace of God the father and in Matthew 1625. Matthew 1929. We will learn about that if we seek to save our life will lose it, but if we lay down our life for Jesus will be blessed. Jesus said he would, in the kingdom to come give many times over all those that have abandoned houses and land parents family for the sake of the gospel would receive many times over. That's why we are to put Christ first and it's time that we divest ourselves from this open ended sentence was a will, my life would be perfect if we tell ourselves.
You know my life. I would have it together. If I had what a better house, a better job a different car a different relationship and we we got the neighborhood of the bucket list will to do this or do that and I think it's fine to set goals but listen. Your heart will be at peace when it is inhabited by the Prince of peace.
Counterintuitive, but this is obedience in version with doing things opposite the world might say but were doing things in step with what the Lord has revealed to us and then one more principle before we take a break. The priorities of life are to be the kingdom of God and his righteousness. That's Matthew 633 seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, right and all these are the things of the entity. If we seek first the all the other things quote and quote within a be out of God's will you miss God's best, and were not going to be fulfilled.
Happiness, joy, fulfillment is being right with God wants you and the priority must be the kingdom of God, not the agenda of man take you to take a break will be right back on this edition of truth or a new generation with Alex McFarland will be right back. At this time. For the first time since the covert shutdowns it's the 2021 truth for new generation national apologetics conference worldviews the battles you must win featuring Dr. Alex McFarland Dr. Frank during Sandy Rios and EW Jackson talking about raising children to come to Christ and stay with Christ in the midst of the critical race theory and Marxism in America October 15-17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina conference and concert by the Birdsong PAG 2021 October 17 register Alex, but.com where you will read the Bible in 90 days. Do you want money and lots of it like piles and piles of the green stuff or maybe a nice pile of gold will do. I will show you something even better. It may not be what you think you know we've all been scanned by the quickfix gimmicks. This is the real fix where the money problem get settled in our hearts once for all. Without this fix.
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The solution is found in our read to the Bible in the book of Exodus. Are you hiring you to read God's great awakening.com in the midst of a culture obsessed with relativism. Alex McFarland is a voice you could 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 McFarland talking of them principles of obedience inversions. In other words, doing things God's way, the world's way and we got a few more principles to share, but I want to remind you about the big upcoming truth for a new generation conference October 15-17 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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Seriously, the topic that is the key for the preservation of your liberties and our Constitution and it's a topic that virtually no one is talking about this great music by the award-winning band from Nashville bird songs, please go to my website, register its Alex McFarland.com Alex McFarland.com. We hope to see you in Myrtle Beach October 15-17 as we have to pray and do our utmost to defend truth and save our country will a few more principles that are God's principles, not necessarily the world's principles, but here we go. Wisdom begins with acknowledgment of God in reference to God. That's Proverbs 1 verse seven netherworld talks a lot about information and being tech savvy and things like that but something everybody needs and especially nowadays it's a rare commodity is wisdom, and according to the Bible the beginning of wisdom is to love the Lord and fear God. Proverbs 17. Now the flip side of that would be foolishness begins with the disregard of God put us on 14 one the fool has said in his heart there is no God it out literally in the original language.
It reads as follows. The fool has said in his heart. No, God, and now foolishness which leads to self-destruction begins with the disregard of God and so as we said in the first couple of segments that the dynamics of God's kingdom is that the path to greatness is servant hood.
The pathway to freedom is being bound to Christ and the secret to life that so many people quest after fruitlessly is to begin with God, his glory is truth. His kingdom another principal is this, that the kingdom of man is really a sand castle, the world scoffs at the things of God in and build our life on many things, but according to Matthew 724.
The only the only solid foundation is Christ that unshakable rock and know this, that's why. First John 215 through 17 says do not love the world, neither the things that are in the world for all that is in the world, the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life itself passing away, and so the kingdom of man being the Sandcastle that it is being washed away by the waves of time to build your life on that only true foundation, the Lord Jesus Christ. You know when Paul was traveling to Rome he was on a ship called euro client and that was the name of the ship was on and it means tempest or typhoon or even storm up all got in a storm and they wound up on Malta. As you may recall if you've read the book of acts which show you an ironic a ship called euro Clyde in this tempest, the storm of life really, and not the vessel that were on is taking us across the oceans of time toward eternity that you can change ships from justice fading world to this ship called the Ark the Ark of salvation. That's the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible says that the wisdom of the world is all foolishness in the sight of God. First Corinthians 319. What is quote the wisdom of the world. Well, pseudoscience, unjust politics, social media, fads, social justice being a materialistic and buying your way toward happiness, which is an impossibility in the eyes of God. It's all foolishness fading away.
Have you built your life on true wisdom in the things that really do count and count for eternity. I hope you have no a final thought that I would say is that they they tell us that horse races the horses like in the Kentucky Derby run out of oxygen within the first half-mile and they run the rest of the way on heart adrenaline is not something the world's sources of strength Peter out they really did Jesus must be your source, the Bible says we are to cast all our care on him, for he cares for us. We are to know that he will supply all of our needs according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus. Philippians 419 and so these principles building your life on Jesus and it starts with making him the true Lord of your life. You know that they estimate that a person will say 9 million words in a year. The sad reality for so many people is what we say 9 million words in a year and for most people. 30 to 50% of those words are. I may and mine were very self-centered. It's no wonder that where an unhappy people, much of the time we need to take the I may mine and make it Christ the Lord. The Savior and we are his followers assured this court so many times, but it really stirs my heart a W toaster is my privilege couple of years ago to contribute to a book on toes or a book called inspired by toes or to use the ER and AW toes or set a real Christian is an oddity to this world, a real believer feel supreme law. For one, he is never seen talks familiarly every day to someone he cannot see expects to go to heaven on the virtue of another empties himself in order to be fool admits he is wrong so that he can be declared right goes down in order to get up real Christian is strongest when he is weakest riches when he is poorest and happiest in maybe some of the deepest valleys of life, a real Christian dies so that he can live for stakes in order to have gives way so that he can keep sees the invisible, here's the inaudible and knows that which passes knowledge is no wonder that to the world where an oddity, but in Christ Jesus, where over comers victors and champions and so thank you for listening.
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