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Christian Broadcasting Ministries (CBM) is a member of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). NRB for 75 years has faithfully labored to assure the Christian community has access to the airwaves of America to preach the gospel. Today NRB is one of the leading Christian organizations in America fighting for religious freedom. I think you will enjoy checking out this article. It is encouraging to know the body of Christ is fighting to preserve religious freedom in our great nation.
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Here is a letter to the Heritage Foundation containing a powerful testimony which should encourage us in the battle for America today:
Dear Daily Signal: Thanks to The Daily Signal and The Heritage Foundation for presenting articles such as Rob Bluey’s podcast interview with Sebastian Gorka on the threats, both foreign and domestic, to our great country (“Sebastian Gorka on the Biggest Threat Facing America and What Trump Is Doing About It”).
I have supported and will continue to support The Heritage Foundation in its efforts to wield the most effective weapon against tyranny--a well-informed electorate through education and protection of basic freedoms of speech, expression, and the press. (emphasis mine)
My dad landed on Red Beach on the Pacific atoll of Iwo Jima as a 19-year-old Marine in February 1945. Though he was wounded twice and survived for 30 days of combat before being medically evacuated, he never talked about his experience until his later days, when he realized the importance of sharing.
One day as we sat in the yard swing trying to stay comfortable in the stifling heat of a west central Georgia summer, just out of the blue, he felt compelled to share something with his 25-year-old son that I will never forget. No, it wasn’t specifically about his combat experience. It was about modern-day warfare, the combat we find ourselves locked in today.
He said: “Son, the very freedoms I risked my life to defend will slowly disappear in your lifetime.” I had no clue why he said that and what he meant by what he said. He said it most emphatically and with a tone of regret.
My dad was not the type you questioned or asked to repeat things. Even though it completely went over my head, I did not dare ask him to explain. I am 70 now and we lost dad at 88 in 2013. Yet I still hear those fateful words. Now, 50 years later, I see very clearly what he was trying to warn me about as I was engaged to be married.
Though I now see clearly the motive of his warning, he left me the tools to resist, to persevere, to triumph over the tyranny that would steal freedom from my heritage: “Pray, work hard, work honest, never give up the fight, never give in to evil. Remember that truth and good will prevail in the end.”
Thanks, Dad.--Phillip Lee White, Warm Springs, Ga.
I think we all need to stay informed, but then we MUST pray and never give up the fight and never give in to evil. This is akin to saying Christians must maintain salt in themselves, otherwise we will be good for nothing in the fight to preserve American liberty.
This story illustrates the attack upon freedom of conscience occurring in America today. It also illustrates the invasion of confusion occurring in our schools and elsewhere in our culture.
I am alarmed that so many Christians are NOT alarmed at what is happening. It's not like this started yesterday. The moral free-fall of our nation which is certainly manifesting in the non-Christian schools of the country (public system, etc.) is cause enough for parents to withdraw their children from those schools and seek a setting where they can concentrate on raising godly children.
One thing is for sure. If the Christian community is unwilling to seek righteousness (which means we actually live out our faith by confessing Christ and obeying his word), then we are going to LOSE our religious freedom.
If and when that day comes, it will not be the wicked who takes away our freedom. Rather, it will be the Lord who does so.
That's right, you did not miss read what I just said. Somehow Christians in our nation are now living as though obedience to Christ is optional. In the household of faith we will discover chastening comes when God's people sink into such a worldly state of mind obedience to Christ crimps their style, if you please.
God looks at our hearts. Attitudes prevalent in the heart that amount to ignoring the lead of the Holy Spirit will not always be ignored by the Lord. My advice to Christians everywhere is to OBEY Matthew 6:33!! If seeking him first means a change of lifestyle do it anyway. That is the point! We are called to righteousness and we are called to make his priorities our priorities.
Jesus our Lord (not our buddy, our blessing machine that only exists to make us happy) calls
us to obedience. Much of what is happening in America today is the direct result of professed Christians refusing to separate from the world, refusing to live obedient lives, and in a word simply losing salt in themselves.
Lack of conviction in the visible church has caught up with our culture. The slide toward anarchy is more real than we think. Trust me, if we lose the right to freedom of conscience for the Christian community it will mean persecution and the day of comfort for us will be gone.
The right thing to do is actually stand up for what is right and we must do it while we have the freedom to do so. Yes, even now it will cost us something. But let's live for Christ if we are actually his!
A good place to start a new day of obedience to Christ is the discipleship of our precious children. Separate them unto godly education on every front. Seek a godly seed not tossed to and fro with the unbelief and growing wickedness of the world.
May the Lord help us discern the seriousness of the day in which we live is my prayer.
Please read this story carefully. Are we ready to take our stand?
If you are unaware of these differences this information from the Heritage Foundation will be helpful as you try to navigate some of the debate in our culture today.
This feature from the Heritage Foundation does not cover all the differences between conservatives and progressives, so let me share a brief observation. In a word progressive ideology is ungodly. They are on the wrong side of every moral issue and invariably oppose religious freedom. Generally speaking progressives comprise the far left of liberalism.
Their philosophy is really just the opposite of "progress." In my opinion, left to their devices America will cease to be a constitutional republic and free markets will be a thing of the past. Socialism will reign and instead of the utopia Socialists always promise the country, already suffering from the ill effects of big government, will sink into mutually shared poverty across the board.
May the Lord give us grace to hold back the influence of the ungodly in this country is my prayer.
Watch the video from the Heritage Foundation
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