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Kennedy Classics – The Bible and the Constitution

August 27, 2019


THIS IS KENNEDY CLASSICS WITH DR. D JAMES KENNEDY ♪ WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND HAPPY FATHER’S DAY. I’M JERRY NEWCOMBE. AND I’M
JENNIFER CASSIDY. IN TODAY’S AMERICA, IT’S
ASSUMED THAT GOD AND CHRISTIANITY IS SUPPOSED
TO HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOVERNMENT. JUST RECENTLY, A
FIFTH-GRADER IN FLORIDA WAS ORDERED BY HIS TEACHER
TO STOP READING THE BIBLE DURING FREE READING TIME
BECAUSE OF THE SO-CALLED SEPARATION OF
CHURCH AND STATE! THANKFULLY
THE SCHOOL RECANTED (SORT OF), BUT IT SHOWS HOW DEEP THE
MISUNDERSTANDING GOES. ON TODAY’S PROGRAM, YOU’LL
DISCOVER THAT NOT ONLY IS CHRISTIANITY ALLOWED TO
INFLUENCE THE GOVERNMENT UNDER OUR CONSTITUTION-BUT
THE BIBLE PLAYED AN INDIRECT ROLE ON THE WRITING
OF THE CONSTITUTION! AND WE’LL SHARE AN
EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE WITH YOU THAT WILL TAKE YOU
DEEPER INTO THIS ISSUE. AND I’M JOHN SORENSEN I’LL BE BACK TO SHARE WITH YOU THE ETERNAL FOUNDATION YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON. AND AS WE BEGIN TODAY, MY FATHER, THE LATE D. JAMES KENNEDY, HELPS US
SEE JUST HOW DEPENDENT OUR CONSTITUTION-AND
OUR FREE NATION-WERE ON THE BIBLE IN HIS
EYE-OPENING MESSAGE, “THE BIBLE AND THE
CONSTITUTION.” MAY WE HEAR THE WORD OF
GOD AS IT’S FOUND IN THE 33RD CHAPTER OF
THE BOOK OF ISAIAH: AND MAY GOD SPEAK
TO US THIS DAY THROUGH THIS PORTION OF HIS WORD AND MAY HIS NAME EVERMORE
BE PRAISED. AMEN. IN 1787, 55 FOUNDERS OF
THIS COUNTRY MET TO PERFORM WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED THE
MIRACLE IN PHILADELPHIA. AND GAVE OUT THAT WHICH HAS
BEEN DESCRIBED IN ENGLAND AS THE GREATEST
WORK OF THE MIND, EVER STRUCK FROM THE
MIND OF UNINSPIRED MEN. THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THERE
IS GREATER CONTROVERSY OVER JUST EXACTLY WHAT IT
WAS THAT THEY GAVE US AND WHAT WERE THEIR INTENTIONS
IN GIVING IT TO US, THAN THERE HAS EVER BEEN BEFORE. FURTHER, THERE HAS BEEN A CONCERTED EFFORT TO DISCONNECT AMERICA, MODERN AMERICA,
FROM ITS RELIGIOUS ROOTS. TO TRANSPLANT, IF YOU WILL, THE TREE OF AMERICAN CIVILIZATION FROM THE PURITAN SOIL
IN WHICH IT GREW, AND TRY TO TRANSPLANT IT
INTO THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, WHICH WE SEE TODAY
IN SECULAR HUMANISM. IN 1986 A FEDERAL JUDGE IN CHICAGO SAID THIS: “THE TRUTH IS THAT AMERICA’S ORIGINS ARE CHRISTIAN, AND THAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS INTENDED AND ACHIEVED FULL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR
ALL WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A CHRISTIAN NATION IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT,
AS IT WAS ADOPTED, RATHER THAN AS WE
HAVE REWRITTEN IT.” SAMUEL ADAMS, WHO WAS
THE GREAT FIRE-BRAND OF THE REVOLUTION, SAID
THIS WHEN HE SIGNED THE
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, “WE HAVE THIS DAY RESTORED
(IN CAPITAL LETTERS) -THE SOVEREIGN- TO WHOM ALL MEN
OUGHT TO BE OBEDIENT; AND FROM THE RISING TO
THE SETTING OF THE SUN, LET HIS KINGDOM COME.” THEY HAD DEPOSED THE
SOVEREIGN KING GEORGE III AND HAD RESTORED JESUS
TO HIS PROPER THRONE. ONE OF THE GREAT SLOGANS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAS “NO KING BUT JESUS.” THAT IS WHY,
DE TOCQUEVILLE, WHEN HE ARRIVED
LATER IN 1830, SAID, “…THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN
THE WORLD IN WHICH THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
RETAINS A GREATER INFLUENCE OVER THE SOULS OF MEN,
THAN IN AMERICA.” YOU CANNOT HAVE
LIBERTY WITHOUT FAITH. YOU MAY HAVE TYRANNY AND
DESPOTISM WITHOUT IT, BUT NOT LIBERTY. BECAUSE IF
YOU DISSOLVE THE BONDS WHICH FAITH CREATES, THE GOVERNMENT
MUST INEVITABLY MOVE IN TO CREATE THE CONTROL
WHICH HAS BEEN LOST BY THE INTERNAL CHRISTIAN
SELF-GOVERNMENT UPON WHICH THE FOUNDERS OF
THIS COUNTRY BASED OUR NATION. WELL, LET’S LOOK AT SOME
OF THE PRINCIPLES WHICH THE FOUNDING FATHERS DISCOVERED IN THE BIBLE, AS THEY SEARCHED ITS PAGES. THE FIRST THING THAT
WE NOTE IS THAT THEY GAVE US A GOVERNMENT BY
LAW AND NOT BY MAN. AND MAY I SAY THAT MANY OF
THESE PRINCIPLES HAVE BEEN SO OBSCURED IN RECENT
DECADES AS TO BE ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE. THEY GAVE US A GOVERNMENT
BY LAW AND NOT BY MEN. THAT IS THE WHOLE PURPOSE
OF THE CONSTITUTION IT IS A GOVERNMENT OF LAW. THAT IS THE MEANING
OF A REPUBLIC. A REPUBLIC IS A
GOVERNMENT BY LAW. IF YOU ASK THE
AVERAGE PERSON TODAY WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT WE
HAVE, THEY WILL TELL YOU “WE HAVE A DEMOCRACY.” DO YOU REALIZE THAT THE
FOUNDING FATHERS BELIEVED THAT DEMOCRACY WAS THE
WORST FORM OF GOVERNMENT? THAT IS SO ALIEN TO
MODERN SECULARISTS, THAT THEY HAVE NO IDEA. THEY BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE
OF THE SINFULNESS OF MAN THAT WHEN YOU
HAD RULE BY MEN, YOU WERE ON YOUR
WAY TO TYRANNY. WHETHER IT WAS RULED BY AN
INDIVIDUAL MAN, A KING, OR RULED BY THE MAJORITY,
THEY FEARED THE MOB RULE. WE SAW RULE BY MEN,
THEY HAD JUST SEEN IT TAKE PLACE IN FRANCE IN
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. THEY WERE VERY
FAMILIAR WITH THAT GREAT BRITISH WORK THAT
HAD BEEN WRITTEN BY THE REV. SAMUEL RUTHERFORD. A BOOK WHICH ALMOST
COST HIM HIS HEAD. IT WAS ENTITLED LEX REX,
AND IT FLEW RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF THE PREVAILING
VIEW OF THE MONARCHY WHICH WAS REX LEX. AND IF YOU’RE A LITTLE BIT
RUSTY ON YOUR LATIN, AND YOU DIDN’T QUITE
FOLLOW ALL OF THAT, I’LL TRANSLATE IT FOR YOU. THE PREVAILING VIEW IN
ENGLAND WAS “REX LEX,” THE KING IS LAW. WHATEVER THE KING
SAYS IS THE LAW. BUT SAMUEL RUTHERFORD, AS A
CHRISTIAN, TAKING HIS TEACHINGS FROM THE BIBLE, SAID,
“THE LAW IS KING. LEX REX.” AND THEREFORE, AS THE
PEOPLE OF GOD HAD BEEN GOVERNED BY
THE LAW OF GOD GIVEN TO THEM IN THE
TEN COMMANDMENTS, SO ALSO WERE THEY GOING
TO GOVERNED BY LAW. BY THE WAY, THE TEN
COMMANDMENTS WERE FIRST INTRODUCED
INTO CIVIL GOVERNMENT, OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL,
BY ST. PATRICK. IN 432, IN IRELAND, THE
TEN COMMANDMENTS BECAME PART OF THE
CIVIL LAW OF IRELAND. SHORTLY THEREAFTER,
IN THE 500’S, THEY BECAME PART OF THE CIVIL LAW IN SCOTLAND, BY COLUMBA. AND IN 600 THEY BECAME,
BECAUSE OF THE WORK OF THE MONK AUGUSTAN, THEY BECAME PART OF THE
CIVIL LAW OF ENGLAND. AND SO ALSO, THEY BECAME
PART OF THE LAW OF AMERICA. AS JOHN ADAMS SAID, WE ARE BASING
THE HOPE OF MANKIND ON OUR ABILITY TO
GOVERN OURSELVES ACCORDING TO THE TEN
COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. SO THAT WAS THE FIRST
PRINCIPLE THAT THEY GAVE US THAT GOVERNMENT IS TO
BE BY LAW AND NOT BY MEN. SECOND PRINCIPLE THAT
THEY GAVE US, WAS THAT ALL MEN
ARE CREATED EQUAL. NOW THIS WAS A
RADICAL DEPARTURE FROM WHAT HAD BEEN KNOWN. IN ENGLAND YOU CERTAINLY
DIDN’T HAVE EQUALITY. YOU HAD THE NOBILITY
AND “HOI-POLOI,” THE UNWASHED MASSES. THE MANY. AND THAT WAS COMPLETELY ESCHEWED BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS WHO BELIEVED THAT ALL MEN
WERE CREATED EQUAL. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT “GOD IS
NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.” AND SO THEREFORE THEY SAW THAT MEN WERE CREATED
EQUAL BEFORE GOD. AND SO THEREFORE THEY
GAVE US THAT EQUALITY. NOW, THAT WAS THE PRINCIPLE THAT TOOK US
ANOTHER 100 YEARS BEFORE THAT PRINCIPLE
WAS FULLY EXPLICATED AND ALL MEN WERE
CONSIDERED TO BE EQUAL. BUT THE PRINCIPLE
WAS ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION. THIRDLY, THEY GAVE
US INALIENABLE RIGHTS. “WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO
BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED
EQUAL AND ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN
INALIENABLE RIGHTS,” SAID THOMAS JEFFERSON
IN HIS DECLARATION. I SHOULD SAY THAT THAT
REALLY IS NOT QUITE ACCURATE. THOSE TRUTHS ARE
NOT SELF-EVIDENT. IF THEY WERE
SELF-EVIDENT TO MANKIND, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN
SELF-EVIDENT TO EVERYONE. BUT THESE WERE RADICAL
DEPARTURES FROM ANYTHING WHICH HAD
BEEN SEEN BEFORE. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER
IS, THOUGH JEFFERSON WAS PROBABLY THE LEAST PERSON
TO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS, IS THAT THESE WERE
NOT SELF-EVIDENT, THEY WERE SOMETHING
THAT WAS TAUGHT, IN THE SCRIPTURE… THAT PEOPLE HAD RIGHTS
THAT CAME FROM GOD. GOD, BY THE WAY,
GUARANTEES OUR RIGHTS IN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. THE RIGHT OF PRIVATE
PROPERTY IS GUARANTEED IN THE COMMANDMENT,
“THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.” THE SANCTITY OF LIFE AND
OUR RIGHT TO LIFE IS GUARANTEED IN THE COMMANDMENT “THOU SHALT NOT KILL.” AND SO THE VARIOUS
RIGHTS THAT WE HAVE COME FROM THE GUARANTEES
THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US BY HIS COMMANDMENTS; DO AWAY WITH THE COMMANDMENTS AND YOU DO AWAY WITH OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS. SO YOU SEE THAT WHEN THE
SUPREME COURT SAYS WE CAN’T PUT THE
TEN COMMANDMENTS UP ON THE WALLS OF OUR SCHOOLS,
THAT THEY ARE INDEED CHIPPING AWAY AT THE
INALIENABLE RIGHTS THAT WE HAVE FROM GOD… THOUGH MOST PEOPLE DON’T
RECOGNIZE WHAT’S HAPPENED. AS I SAID, MOST PEOPLE USUALLY
END UP SAYING WHAT HAPPENED? LIBERTY. CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THE TEXT “WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE
LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY.” ‘STAND FAST IN THE LIBERTY, WHEREIN CHRIST HAS MADE YOU FREE,” THE BIBLE SAYS. AND WHEN THE SHACKLES
OF SIN HAD BEEN BROKEN SHORTLY THEREAFTER EVERYWHERE, THOSE THAT HAD BEEN
SET FREE BY CHRIST AND HAD BEEN GIVEN
SPIRITUAL FREEDOM BEGAN TO SEEK POLITICAL
AND CIVIL FREEDOM AS WELL. AND SO IT WAS THE
TREMENDOUS IMPETUOUS OF CHRISTIAN REDEMPTION
THAT MOVED PEOPLE TO SEEK THE LIBERTY IN
EVERY PART OF THEIR LIVES. AND SO THAT WAS GUARANTEED
TO US IN THE CONSTITUTION. AN EXTENT OF LIBERTY
NEVER BEFORE SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, AND IT CAME FROM
THE WORD OF GOD. ALL OF THESE THINGS AND
MANY OTHERS SHOW US THAT IT WAS OUT OF THE
BIBLE THAT THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIANITY WERE
BROUGHT FORTH AND WEDDED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF
CIVIL GOVERNMENT. THEREFORE, I THINK TODAY
WE NEED TO BECOME INFORMED ABOUT THESE THINGS SO
THAT WE CAN STAND UP AND TELL THE TRUTH
TO OUR PEOPLE. TO SEE THAT THIS COUNTRY IS
NOT CUT OFF FROM ITS ROOTS, THAT IT MAY WHITHER AND
DIE IN A SECULAR SOIL, DEVOID OF THE NUTRIMENTS
OF SPIRITUAL LIFE. WE NEED TO BECOME
KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHAT WAS GIVEN TO US AND
WE NEED TO BECOME ACTIVE IN SUPPORTING IT. HOW TRAGIC IT IS THAT SO
MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE, BY DEFAULT, LET
THIS NATION DRIFT MORE AND MORE INTO SECULARISM. BY NOT PRAYING FOR OUR
NATION, BY NOT WORKING BY NOT EVEN VOTING
IN MANY CASES. HALF THE CHRISTIANS, IN
A SURVEY 10 YEARS AGO, DIDN’T EVEN VOTE IN A
NATIONAL ELECTION. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY SINFUL. CHRISTIANS NEED TO
BECOME INVOLVED TO PASS ON TO OUR POSTERITY
THIS GREAT HERITAGE WHICH IS GRADUALLY SIFTING
THROUGH OUR FINGERS LIKE SAND BECAUSE
OF OUR IGNORANCE, BECAUSE OF OUR APATHY
IN OUR OWN DAY. DEAR FRIENDS, I WOULD URGE
YOU TO RE-COMMIT YOURSELF TO THE GREAT PRINCIPLES THAT
OUR FOUNDING FATHERS GAVE US IN THE FOUNDING
DOCUMENTS OF THIS NATION. AND TO STRIVE, BY EVERY
METHOD, BY OUR PRAYERS, BY OUR EFFORTS, BY OUR WORK,
BY OUR EVANGELIZATION, TO MAKE THIS NATION A
CHRISTIAN NATION ONCE MORE. BECAUSE OF THE ABANDONMENT
OF THESE PRINCIPLES, ALL MANNER OF ILLS,
PLAGUES AND PROBLEMS HAVE DESCENDED UPON
THIS COUNTRY. OUR ONLY HOPE IS TO GO
BACK TO THE FOUNDATIONS AND TO RE-BUILD THE
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE THAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT. THE GREATEST AND
HIGHEST GLORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
WAS JUST THIS: THAT IT COMBINED IN ONE
INDISSOLUBLE BOND, THE PRINCIPLES OF
CIVIL GOVERNMENT WITH THE PRINCIPLES
OF CHRISTIANITY. MAY WE PRAY. FATHER, THE FOUNDERS OF
THIS NATION GAVE UNTO US THE GREAT HERITAGE,
FOUNDED UPON THY WORD, THE BIBLE, THE FOUNDING
DOCUMENT OF AMERICA. BUT LORD, THAT NATION HAS
BEEN HIJACKED BY ATHEISTS, SKEPTICS, UNBELIEVERS AND SECULARISTS OF EVERY SORT, WHO EVEN NOW DECEIVE
THE MINDS OF MILLIONS INTO SUPPOSING THAT
THIS WAS A SECULAR AND GODLESS COUNTRY THAT WAS ESTABLISHED
AT PHILADELPHIA. HELP US TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND
KNOWING THE TRUTH TO BE FREE. AND BEING FREE OURSELVES,
BY THE POWER OF THY GOSPEL, TO SET FREE THOSE
WHO ARE STILL IN BONDAGE. FOR KING JESUS’
SAKE, AMEN. DEAR FRIEND, YOU CAN’T
HELP FREE OTHERS FROM THE BONDAGE OF SIN UNLESS YOU
YOURSELF HAVE BEEN SET FREE. DO YOU HAVE THAT ASSURANCE
THAT WHEN YOU DIE, YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY
IN HEAVEN WITH GOD? IF NOT, YOU CAN. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT
WHOEVER BELIEVES IN JESUS CHRIST HAS ETERNAL
LIFE – WHICH MEANS LIFE EVERLASTING IN HEAVEN. I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST
BELIEVING THAT JESUS WAS A HISTORICAL FIGURE WHO
WALKED THIS EARTH. MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT
BUT THEY AREN’T TRUSTING CHRIST FOR ANYTHING TODAY. NO, BELIEVING ON JESUS
CHRIST MEANS THAT WE TRANSFER OUR TRUST FROM
OUR OWN ATTEMPTS TO WORK OUR WAY TO HEAVEN – TO
WHAT CHRIST DID WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS TO PAY
THE PENALTY FOR OUR SINS. AND TODAY HE OFFERS US THE
FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO
RECEIVE THIS GIFT, WE CAN GO TO GOD TOGETHER
IN PRAYER RIGHT NOW SAYING, “LORD,
JESUS CHRIST, I KNOW THAT I HAVE
SINNED IN MY THOUGHTS, MY WORDS AND EVEN MY
ACTIONS AND I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ME. I KNOW THAT YOUR STANDARD
IS PERFECTION AND ONLY YOU, JESUS, HAVE LIVED
THE PERFECT LIFE. I THANK YOU FOR GOING TO
THE CROSS TO PAY FOR MY SINS AND I RECEIVE THE
FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE YOU OFFER. PLEASE HELP ME TO GROW IN
MY UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN
THAT I MIGHT LIVE A LIFE PLEASING TO YOU. IN YOUR NAME I PRAY. AMEN.” I HOPE YOU PRAYED THAT
PRAYER AND INVITED JESUS CHRIST TO BE YOUR
SAVIOR AND LORD. AND IF YOU DID, WE WOULD
LIKE TO HELP YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR BRAND NEW
LIFE BY SENDING YOU THE BOOK WRITTEN BY
DR. KENNEDY CALLED BEGINNING AGAIN. YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO READ
AND STUDY THE BIBLE, WHICH IS ESSENTIAL TO
EVERY CHRISTIAN’S LIFE. YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO PRAY,
AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO BRING
OTHERS TO SAVING FAITH. TO RECEIVE BEGINNING AGAIN
JUST WRITE TO OUR ADDRESS, OR CALL OUR TOLL
FREE NUMBER. YOU CAN ALSO GO TO
TRUTHINACTION.ORG. GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU DO! AS MY FATHER EXPLAINED IN HIS MESSAGE TODAY, THE CONSTITUTION OF OUR NATION WAS DEEPLY DEPENDENT ON THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE. THAT’S A LONG WAY FROM THE FANTASIES OF THE MODERN SECULARISTS AT THE ACLU AND AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. THE FACT IS, WHEN YOU REMOVE GOD FROM GOVERNMENT, YOU LOSE THE BASIS FOR TRUE FREEDOM- AS WE’RE SEEING IN AMERICA TODAY. THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE FOUNDING OF OUR NATION HAS BEEN OBSCURED BY THOSE WHO FALSELY PORTRAY THE FOUNDING FATHERS AS MERELY A BUNCH OF DEISTS. IN REALITY, AS YOU’RE ABOUT TO SEE, VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE FOUNDERS- INCLUDING THE ONES CONSIDERED THE LEAST RELIGIOUS- SAW THE HAND OF THE GOD OF THE BIBLE IN THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA. THE FOUNDERS BELIEVED IN A PROVIDENTIAL VIEW OF HISTORY. IT’S WHAT BENJAMIN
FRANKLIN SAID AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: “GOD GOVERNS IN THE
AFFAIRS OF MAN.” HE BELIEVED IN PROVIDENCE. THE WORD PROVIDENCE MEANS
THAT GOD IS BUSY IN HISTORY, THAT GOD HAS NOT ABANDONED
US TO OUR OWN WAYS, BUT HE ACTUALLY IS
WORKING HIS PLAN OUT IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE. DR. PETER LILLBACK, PRESIDENT
OF WESTMINSTER SEMINARY, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF PROVIDENCE FORUM
AND CHIEF AUTHOR OF GEORGE WASHINGTON’S
SACRED FIRE. IT’S WHAT WE READ IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AT THE VERY END, “WITH A FIRM RELIANCE
ON THE PROTECTION OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE.” AMERICANS HAVE UNDERSTOOD
PROVIDENCE RIGHT FROM THE TOP DOWN TO THE BOTTOM. THE HUMBLEST PERSON
THAT CAME TO AMERICA FROM THE PURITAN TRADITION
KNEW THIS DOCTRINE BY HEART. THEY KNEW IT BECAUSE
THEY WERE TAUGHT THAT IN THEIR CATECHISM, THAT
GOD IS A GOD WHO ACTS, FULFILLING HIS PLAN THROUGH
SECONDARY CAUSES OF PEOPLE. THAT’S WHY THEY PRAYED. THAT’S WHY THEY WANTED
CLERGYMEN TO TEACH IN THE WAYS OF GOD
SO AS THEY SERVED, GOD WOULD SMILE
ON THEIR ACTIONS. MANY NEAR MISSES
COULD’VE JUST WIPED OUT THE CONTINENTAL ARMY, AND
YET, GOD’S HAND WAS THERE. HISTORIAN JANE HAMPTON COOK, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. GEORGE WASHINGTON SAID AT THE END OF THE
REVOLUTIONARY WAR AS HE WAS SAYING GOODBYE
TO HIS TROOPS, HE SAYS, “THE PRESERVATION OF
THE UNITED STATES ARMY IS NOTHING SHORT OF
A STANDING MIRACLE.” AND HE CALLED IT AS A RESULT OF THE INTERPOSITIONS
OF PROVIDENCE. THE VIEW THAT GOD’S HAND
HELPED CREATE AND SUSTAIN THIS NATION CAN ACTUALLY
BE SEEN BY A REVIEW OF MUCH OF OUR MONEY
-ALL OF WHICH DECLARES “IN GOD WE TRUST.” STEPHEN MCDOWELL EXPLAINS. IF YOU PULL OUT YOUR DOLLAR AND YOU SEE GEORGE
WASHINGTON’S PICTURE, THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY
WHO IS A CHRISTIAN MAN WHO REFLECTED IT IN HIS
ACTIONS AND IN HIS WORDS. DURING HIS FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS, WASHINGTON SAID, THERE’S MANY MIRACLES
GOD DID DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, BUT THE GREATEST MIRACLE
WAS THAT 13 SOVEREIGN, INDEPENDENT STATES COULD
GATHER TOGETHER TO UNITE TO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE. JOHN ADAMS SAID IT WAS
LIKE MAKING 13 CLOCKS STRIKE TOGETHER IN UNISON. MOVING BEYOND JUST
THE FOUNDING ERA…. GO BACK TO THE WALLET AND
PULL OUT A $5.00 BILL LINCOLN WAS MOTIVATED
BY HIS FAITH IN GOD TO ACCOMPLISH THE VERY
IMPORTANT WORK THAT HE DID. DURING THE DARK DAYS
OF THE CIVIL WAR, OUR 16TH PRESIDENT CALLED
FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER.
HE REMINDED THE NATION, ON THE $10 BILL IS
ALEXANDER HAMILTON WHO WAS THE FIRST SECRETARY
OF THE TREASURY, UNDER GEORGE WASHINGTON. ALTHOUGH HE WAS
NOT ALWAYS DEVOUT, HE HAD ATTENDED THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, AND HAD THIS TO SAY: IF WE OPEN UP OUR WALLET AND PULL OUT A 20 DOLLAR BILL WE SEE ANDREW JACKSON WHO
WAS OUR SEVENTH PRESIDENT. ANDREW JACKSON SAID THE
BIBLE IS THE BEDROCK UPON WHICH OUR REPUBLIC RESTS. ON THE 50 DOLLAR BILL
IS U.S. GRANT WHO WAS OUR 18TH PRESIDENT. HE, THROUGHOUT MOST OF HIS LIFE, LIVED A PRETTY RUGGED
AND ROUGH LIFE, BUT HE, LIKE A NUMBER OF OTHERS
IN HIS LATER YEARS, DID HAVE AN ENCOUNTER
WITH A LIVING LORD AND SPOKE ABOUT AND WROTE ABOUT HIS NEW FOUND FAITH IN CHRIST. GRANT ONCE DECLARED
OF THE BIBLE, IF WE PULL OUT THE $100 WE SEE
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON THAT. NOW WHAT’S INTERESTING
ABOUT FRANKLIN IS HE WAS NOT AN
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN. WHEN THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION WAS MEETING, THE WHOLE THING ALMOST
CAME TO A STAND STILL IN LATE JUNE BECAUSE OF THE
ARGUMENTS BACK AND FORTH. FINALLY, BEN FRANKLIN,
THE ELDER STATESMAN, MADE AN IMPASSIONED PLEA
FOR PRAYER, DECLARING – A VARIATION OF HIS REQUEST
FOR PRAYER WAS GRANTED, AND THE CONSTITUTION WAS EVENTUALLY PRODUCED. SO, AMERICA FROM ITS
HUMBLEST CATECHISMS TO ITS GREATEST LEADERS,
WERE ALL TAUGHT THE IDEA THAT GOD IS INVOLVED IN AMERICAN
HISTORY THROUGH PROVIDENCE. AND I THINK THAT IDEA
IS STILL VERY PRECIOUS TO THOSE OF US
THAT STILL BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD. HOW DIFFERENT
THE TRUE HISTORY OF AMERICA IS FROM THE FALSE
VERSION OF IT PRESENTED IN OUR SCHOOLS AND
MEDIA TODAY. MOST AMERICANS NOW HAVE
NO CONCEPT OF THE CENTRAL ROLE CHRISTIANITY AND
THE BIBLE PLAYED IN THE ESTABLISHMENT
OF THIS NATION. ONE OF MY FATHER’S DEEPEST
PASSIONS WAS HELPING AMERICANS REDISCOVER
OUR TRUE HISTORY, WITH GOD AT THE
CENTER OF IT. THAT’S WHAT
INSPIRED DR. KENNEDY AND ME TO WRITE THREE
BEST-SELLING BOOKS TOGETHER: WHAT IF JESUS
HAD NEVER BEEN BORN? , WHAT IF THE BIBLE HAD
NEVER BEEN WRITTEN, AND WHAT IF AMERICA WERE
A CHRISTIAN NATION AGAIN? THESE THREE GROUNDBREAKING
BOOKS EXPLAIN THE DEEP CHRISTIAN ROOTS OF
EVERYTHING FROM THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA
TO MODERN EDUCATION, WESTERN SCIENCE,
AND CHARITY. AND NOW, FOR THE
FIRST TIME EVER, THEY’RE AVAILABLE TOGETHER
IN HARDCOVER AS A SET. THE “WHAT IF…?” SERIES OF BOOKS ALSO COMES WITH A HANDSOME NEW BOOKCOVER WHICH YOU’LL WANT ON YOUR OWN BOOKSHELF FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. WE WANT TO OFFER YOU THIS
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STRONG WITH US TODAY. MAY GOD BLESS
YOU AS YOU DO. AND MAY
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  1. Thank you Dr. Kennedy for reminding us the living truth that can't be altered for ever, the importance of the 10 commandment in our life, family and nation.

  2. I love Dr Kennedy and used to go to the church in ft Lauderdale. But, we Christians do not have to both. And for anyone who disagrees, then you fail to understand the viewpoint of early Protestants including spurgeon.

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