America is the throes of a cultural war--one that threatens us from within and without. So-called "progressive" individuals and organizations are falsely using the words of our founding fathers to achieve the antithesis of their design for our nation. The first Americans sought freedom of religion; today we face freedom from religion. The framers of the constitution sought liberty; modern interpretations promote licentiousness. The early settlers believed in absolute morality; today's liberals advocate relative morality. This book offers encouragement about God's providential hand on our nation--and hope that it's not too late to save. The authors provide a specific blueprint and restore our country to its original intent. Abridged. Read by Grover Gardner. 4 CDs. 4 hours.
In this sweeping analysis of America from its inception to the present day - and into the future - Dr. D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe challenge many of todays beliefs, which have strayed from those of our founding fathers and are impacting each Americans life in hidden, insidious ways. Beliefs like: There are no absolutes. All truth is relative . . . Kennedy asks, if this is so, how dare we say that the Nazis were wrong for killing millions of people? And if there are no absolutes, there is no God, because God is the ultimate absolute. This belief is veiled, cloaked atheism. Thomas Jefferson advocated that religion be separated from the state . . . The real Thomas Jefferson was not a poster child for the ACLU, Kennedy shows, but a president who required that oaths be sworn on the Bible, a president who allowed government property and facilities to be used for worship, and a president who exempted churches from taxation. The real Thomas Jefferson is the ACLUs worst nightmare! Gaming (known for centuries as gambling and now renamed by its proponents) is a harmless sport . . . Yet some 60 million Americans are adversely affected by the 12 to 15 million gambling addicts in this country. Kennedy asks, Why not return to the economic principles that made Americans great, which can be found in the Bible: dont steal; dont covet; if you want to eat, you must work; and be generous with your goods to help your family, your neighbor, and the poor? Islam is a religion of peace . . . The teaching of jihad is imbedded in the Koran, and fanatical Muslims define jihad as holy war. Kennedy reminds us: Mohammed said that people were to give their sons for Allah. The Bible says that God gave His Son for you and me. Many of these fallacious beliefs, Kennedy and Newcombe say, are tearing us apart as a country: If we are ever to experience a new birth of freedom, we need to get a handle on these key issues and apply the mind of Christ to them. Some might say that much of what is in this book is politically incorrect - but others would testify that it must be said. Listen and decide for yourself!
D. James Kennedy is the senior minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and president of Coral Ridge Ministries. As a featured speaker on The Coral Ridge Hour (TV) and Truths and Transform (radio), he is seen and heard on more than 1000 stations.
Jerry Newcombe serves as senior producer for Coral Ridge Ministries. He has been a panelist on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect four times, and has produced several award-winning documentaries.
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