What is the purpose of the media in America? Why is there such a battle between President Donald Trump and the current media? Who’s at fault? And what should we expect from the press in covering the President? Host: Gary Dull
Archive for month: February, 2017
Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, host of Prophecy Today, conducts the program with guests Col. Bob McGuiness from the Pentagon, David Dolan-a Middle East Journalist, and Dr . Rob Congdon. Subjects include the latest in the EU about what’s happening in the NSC (National Security Council), Mosul, the embassy move to Jerusalem, and the two state solution.
The theme of returning America to God’s favor was central throughout the election, leading up to the inauguration and in the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Many Christians felt the country had been given a reprieve with the surprising turn of events in 2016, and now, are vigilant in how they move forward within that small window.
This is a topic that has been explored by the American Pastors Network and through its “Stand in the Gap” radio ministry, which has the goal to provide pastors, Christians leaders and engaged believers the tools to analyze news and events from a biblical and constitutional worldview.
APN president Sam Rohrer has been speaking to listeners about “God’s Plan for a Blessed Nation” and a roadmap to build a government of integrity.
“The process for renewal of our country won’t be easy, but it does begin with an understanding of who we are as a nation and who God is,” Rohrer said. “And this process must be led on our knees in prayer, as we humble ourselves before God and seek His blessing. It also involves a commitment by the pastors in the pulpits of America to once again preach the whole counsel of God and reteach our people that the biblical principles that made America great are the same principles that can restore and heal our nation—one nation under God.”
Rohrer added that the following steps are necessary to submit to the wisdom of God’s plan for the nation:
- Understand the Nature and Role of God: That God is sovereign, He is the Creator and Sustainer of life, the Supreme Authority, and God delegated men as His Creation overseer.
- Understand the Nature of Man: That man is born a sinner, depraved and doesn’t naturally do right.
- Understand the Purpose for Government: To enact justice, to punish evil and praise good.
- Understand the Purpose for Law: To establish the framework for right actions and to enact justice, as the law was made for the lawbreaker.
- Understand the Natural Tendency of Government: That government tends to consolidate control and take the place of “God.”
- Understand the Components of Biblical Justice: 1) Truth is the absolute standard; 2) Mercy’s goal is restoration; and 3) Equity is judgment imparted without partiality.
- Understand the Need for Maintaining a Republic: It requires responsible citizens and responsible government leaders.
- Understand the Need to Build Safeguards: Man is naturally selfish, and God initiated separation of powers.
- Understand the Need to Biblically Educate: Parents must train their children in God’s ways and teach the history of God’s blessings.
- Understand the Need for Prayer for God’s Help in Building a Nation: As Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain” (NIV).
Is now the time to reshape America? According to the latest research conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute, Christian Conservatives view this post-election era as the opportunity to redefine our culture according to biblical principles. George Barna, Executive Direction of ACFI, joins the program to give the statistics and offer insights into the next steps on the part of leadership to renew a shared vision and a path forward.
When and how did America begin to move away from greatness? What defined us in the early days of our nation and how has that changed? Is there a pathway back, and if so-how can we find it? Host: Gary Dull
The letter below, from Faith Leaders for America, is a joint effort of clerics in support of President Trump’s efforts to protect American through wise and judicious legislation.
To read the accompanying article on the FLFA website, please click HERE.
Dear President Trump and Vice President Pence:
We write on behalf of the millions of Americans – clergy and lay citizens, alike – who deeply appreciate your leadership in working to make our country safe again. In particular, as faith leaders, we want to thank you for: following a discerning and Biblical approach to the “wise welcome” of foreigners, including refugees; your commitment to border security; and your determination to end the magnet for illegal immigration represented by so-called “sanctuary” cities. All of these initiatives have firm foundations in Biblical instruction.
Unfortunately, there are some who cite the Bible selectively to suggest that such policies are contrary to America’s faith traditions. (Among those, it must be noted, are groups that receive very sizeable federal funding to relocate refugees into this country.) We believe that a more accurate understanding requires the “whole counsel of Scripture” approach.
That approach reveals a divine call not to open borders, but to the sensible differentiation between strangers who seek to assimilate – that is, who want to adopt the faith and values of the land to which they are coming – and those who come to do harm and subvert.
For example, we find in Scripture the warm welcome of a foreigner like Ruth, a Moabite woman in distress, who came lawfully as a blessing. In Ruth 1:6, she declared, “Your people will be my people and your God, my God.”
Likewise in Scripture, we see the example of offering temporary welcome to well-meaning foreigners passing through.
However, in the Bible, we also find instruction for excluding “strangers” who come with sinister motives and no desire to assimilate. Indeed, we often see the Lord’s stern rebuke for unwise leadership, notably in Isaiah 1: 7: “Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire; your fields are being stripped by foreigners right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.”
To protect against such dangers, we have the example of Nehemiah who, with patience and determination, led his nation in rebuilding its walls, as well as its faith and culture. He protected the people of Israel against foreign dangers and made possible a time of renewal and flourishing. And, once Nehemiah finished providing physical protection for the nation, he turned to Ezra, a spiritual leader, to provide moral and spiritual guidance to renew the nation.
In much the same way as most Americans protect those they love by securing the doors and windows of their homes, so we must preclude those who may wish us harm from entering our country. That is the clear and necessary purpose of your executive order pausing certain immigrants and refugees from coming here until we can determine whether they are strangers who come in love, or with conquest in their hearts.
As religious leaders, we also wish to encourage and commend you as our nation’s president for upholding your primary, divinely directed duty as a “minister of God” in civil government to: pursue justice against the lawbreaker; protect our citizens from those who would bring them harm; and defend the freedoms of individuals, families, and the faith community to fulfill their God-given duties. We thank you for taking seriously your oath to the American people to protect “against all enemies foreign and domestic.” When you do these things, you are on the firmest of moral ground, will see God’s blessings and will heighten the support of the majority of the American people.
We applaud and bless your efforts to heed the whole counsel of Scripture and to protect our people with both compassion and common sense against the dangers of our time.
* Ministry affiliation and organizational titles for identification purposes only.
Dr. Rick Scarborough
Founder, Vision America,
Dr. Jerry A. Johnson
President, National Religious Broadcasters,
Bishop Earl Walker “E. W.” Jackson Sr.
Founder, President, S.T.A.N.D. America,
Rabbi Jonathan Hausman
Hon., Pastor Sam Rohrer
President, American Pastors Network,
LTG, Rev. William “Jerry” Boykin
Family Research Council,
Bishop Aubrey Shines
Senior Pastor of Glory to Glory Ministries,
Temple Terrace, FL
Dr. Jim Garlow
Senior Pastor at Skyline Church,
San Diego, CA
Rev. David Barton
Founder of Wallbuilders,
Rev. Phil Cohn
Dr. Rick Joyner
Founder, MorningStar Ministries,
Fort Mill, SC
Dr. James Dobson
Colorado Springs, CO
Mr. Rich Bott
President & CEO Bott Radio Network,
Overland Park, KS
Dr. Robert Jeffress
Pastor of First Baptist Church,
Dr. Paige Patterson
President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Fort Worth, TX
Pastor Roger Burks
Church of the Harvest,
Dr. Greg Linnebach
Elder George Rasley
Pastor Roy L. Roden
Founder, Destiny Eastgate Ministries,
Pastor Isaac Crockett
Hamburg Bible Church,
Minister Bart Peacher
MorningStar Ministries, It is Time Israel,
Fort Mill, SC
Rev. James McLaughlin
Moravian Fals, NC
Dr. John D. Mallonee
Blessed Hope Bible Church,
Rev. Lloyd C. Phillips
Minister Thomas Walz
Market Place Ministry,
Deacon James R. Bacon
Pastor David McClellan
Strong Tower Ministries,
Pastor Daniel El Kouri
World Alive Church,
Pastor Dale Walker
President, Tennessee Pastors Network,
Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church,
Rev. Sandy Durham
Celebration Ministries International,
Arkansas City, KS
Minister Steven Strzepek
Grace and Truth Ministries,
Pastor Ronnie W. Rogers
Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church,
Dr. Calvin Wittman
Applewood Baptist Church,
Senior Pastor Gus Booth
Senior Pastor, Warroad Community Church,
Pastor Ronnie Yarber
Gross Road Baptist Church,
Dr. Kirby M. Hill
Southside Baptist Church,
Dr. John H Killian
Pastor Maytown Baptist Church,
Pastor Kenneth M. Fryer
Past President, Louisiana Baptist Pastors Conference,
Baton Rouge, LA
Pastor Dwayne Carson
Epic Life Church,
Dr. Gary Dull
Senior Pastor, Faith Baptist Church
Evangelist Dave Kistler
President, Hope Ministries International
Sam Rohrer, APN President, recently joined WallBuilders Live Radio program to discuss the biblical approach to immigration, jurisdictions and the role of the church and government on this issue.
Air Date: 2/20/17
Hosts: Sam Rohrer, David Barton, Tim Barton, and Rick Green
To access the full transcript of this program, please click HERE.
What happens if a President refuses to obey a Court order or vice versa? Constitutional Attorney David New joins the program to give us the facts. Host: Sam Rohrer
What are the implications for the Middle East as a result of the Trump/Netanyahu Meeting last week? Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, host of Prophecy Today, answers this question and delivers an update on the latest news from Israel. Host: Sam Rohrer
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