Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Salt And Light Solution: A Guide to Reclaiming America by D. James Kennedy

The Salt And Light Solution: A Guide to Reclaiming AmericaThe Salt And Light Solution: A Guide to Reclaiming America by D. James Kennedy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book published in 1999 by Coral Ridge Ministries is a collection of messages from the 1999 Reclaiming America For Christ Conference. The following people had their messages published in this book: Dr. D. James Kennedy, Rep. Dick Armey, Gary Bauer, Dr. Bill Bright, Larry Burkett, Barbara Collier, Janet Folger, Catie Frates, Peggy Hartshorn, Phillip Johnson, Robert Knight, Colby May, James Muffett, John and Anne Paulk, Robert Peters, Benny Proffitt, Dr. "Gus" Schaper, Alan Sears, Dr. Buster Soaries, Chuck Stevens, Barbara Weller, Dr. Laurence White, Dr. John Willke, and Dr. Frank White. Many of the people that spoke are no longer living but their words live on! A few of these people fell into sin, nevertheless, the words they spoke are still true. The description for each person is what they were doing at the time of their message in 1999. As you see below, I did not quote from every message but only the ones that spoke to my heart. This is a great book! I would recommend it to every believer that loves America. As you will read many quotes from 1999 are so true for today! I trust the quotes below will challenge you to pray, pray and pray for the United States of America!

Gary Bauer On leave as President of the Family Research Council
“Never Give Up!”
It doesn’t say all Americans are created equal; it says all men. It doesn’t say all white men are created equal; it says all men. It doesn’t say all perfect people; it says all men. It was meant for the handicapped and for the less than perfect. It was meant for black man and white man. It was meant for Englishmen and Chinamen. It was meant for the world. And that idea is transforming the globe. That’s why you could turn on your television set ten years ago and see the students in Tiananmen Square in China standing in front of those tanks. Do you remember that picture? Those students in that square didn’t wave copies of the sayings of Mao Tse-tung; they waived copies of our Declaration of Independence. They built papier-mâché models of our Statue of Liberty. It was American values they were embracing.

See if you can imagine this scene. A few years ago the people of Albania got their liberty. What a remarkable time that had to be. I talked to some people who were there on the first day the people of Albania got to vote in their lifetimes. Hundreds of thousands of them stood in line for hours for the right to vote.

How many people do you know sitting in the pews next to you that aren’t even registered? And yet, here were these Albanians with this precious right, and there was nothing that will stop them from exercising it. After they voted, they didn’t go home to watch television or play video games. They gathered in the public square of the capital of Albania – – hundreds of thousands of them – – to wait for the election results to be announced.

I talked to a former congressman who happened to be there that day and he said, “Gary, it was an unbelievable site. As far as your eye can see, the crown stretched for yards and yards and yards.” And he said, “As I looked at them, I noticed that many of them were carrying little flags. And what struck me so odd is that they weren’t Albanian flags– – they were little American flags.

And then all of a sudden this disturbance happened way in the back of the crowd. A chant began, and it was so far away the congressman couldn’t really hear the exact words, but the chant swept up through the crowd, going row after row after row. And as it got closer he could hear what they were chanting was "U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.”

Dr. Bill Bright Founder and President of Campus Crusade for Christ
“Reclaiming America – Supernaturally”
Some time ago I was on a plane in my seat mate said to me, as he expressed his irritation, aggravation, and frustration over the condition of America, “What’s our nation coming to? It’s falling apart.”

And I said, “Would you like to know why?”

And he looked at me with a bit of puzzlement and said, “Do you know?”

I said, “Read these passages.” I gave him chapters 8 and 28 of Deuteronomy. He read the passages and then I saw him read them again. Time passed, and I saw the attitude change.
He handed me the Bible and said; “Now I understand why were having problems in America.”

Our nation was dedicated to Christ. It prospered as no other nation of this century, because the blessing of God was on it. We have enjoyed all the benefits of that wealth. And about 50 years ago, and infamous decision of the Supreme Court began to change all of this. And this nation is now, in my opinion under the discipline of God.

If you have questions about that, look at modern day Germany. Out of Germany came to great Reformation. The blessings of heaven were upon Germany, and then Hitler remove God and the Bible and turned his back on the God of Luther and others who have dedicated it to the Lord, and Germany was destroyed, even in his lifetime.

Modern day Russia had 900 years of Christianity, and then Lennon appeared on the scene and God, the Bible, and prayer were removed. Christian leaders was sent to prison or killed. And then, 72 years later this great nation – – so rich in natural resources, art, literature, and music – – this great, great country is a basket case.

If God is God (and He is), and He created the universe (and He did), and He so loved the world that He came so this planet disguised as a slave – – the God-man Jesus of Nazareth – – and died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead . . . then, by the grace of God, we who are believers do not need to be intimidated by the problems that exist in Washington or in our own community, because we are no longer ordinary people. We are men and women of destiny. There’s royal blood in our veins. We are children of the living God.

Think supernaturally, pray supernaturally, and believe God. Plan supernaturally. You can’t plan for too much if your plans are according to God’s will and you’re praying according to His plan.

All He wants of us is yielded lives, men and women who think supernaturally, price supernaturally, plan supernaturally, I love supernaturally and live in the power of the supernatural resources of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Freddie Young No description given.
“Thwarting Gay Pride”
“If we in the community do not establish the standard, who will?”

Dr. Robert Cosby No description given.
“How to Reach Your State For Christ”
Communication is 97% facial expressions, intonations, and body language, and only 7% of communication is the words.

Janet Folger Director of the Center For Reclaiming America, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries
“God-Sized Expectations”
The only ability you need to serve God is availability.

What is impossible with man is possible with God. Let God work through you so your results will be God-sized. Keep your focus on the coach, not on the scoreboard, the biased media, the umpires, the crowds who are jeering at you, but on the God of the universe who is greater than every impossible situation we face – – who can do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think. What is impossible with man is possible with God. I believe that. I have seen that. And if we act on that, ladies and gentlemen, we will reclaim America for Christ.

Phillip Johnson Has been called “our age’s clearest thinker on evolution” and the “principal lay critic of Darwinism”
“How the Evolution Debate Can Be Won”
Why do so many brilliant, well-informed, intelligent people fool themselves for so long with such bad thinking and bad evidence? Where are you going to go for the answer to that? Romans 1:20-23, which tells us that God's eternal power and glory were always evident in the things that were created. Even Richard Dawkins, the arch atheist, arch materialist, high priest of Darwinism in England begins his major book on this subject by saying that biology is the study of extremely complicated things that look as if they were designed by a creator for a purpose – – and the job of science is to show that they weren’t. So it isn’t as if the truth wasn’t made evident to him. He turned away from it.

Dr. D. James Kennedy Senior Minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and President of Coral Ridge Ministeries
“The New Tolerance”
Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When you have an immoral society that has blatantly, proudly, violated all of the commandments of God, there is one last virtue they insist upon: tolerance for their immorality. They will not have you condemning what they have done as being wrong, and they have created a whole world construct in which it is not, and in which they are no longer the criminal or the villain or the evil person, but you are! And they call evil good, and good evil… and believe me, that is just the beginning.

Benny Proffitt Founder and President of First Priority of America
“Save a Generation; Rescue a Nation”
In 1945 we won World War II. Dwight D. Eisenhower came back as one of the leading commanders in the military, and he had something added to our pledge. How many of you remember what it was – “One nation under God.” We were so aware of the presence of God in our nation during World War II. How many people do you think spent day after day on their knees praying for their children, their young men who were fighting their war? And we won World War II, and America rose to international prominence. We got on our knees and thanked God and said we are going to add God’s name to our pledge – – “One nation under God.”

Barbara Weller An attorney with the Christian Law Association
“Religious Liberty in 2000 and Beyond”
Northwest Territory Law of 1787 – passed two months before the Constitution was adopted – said: Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.

James Madison said: “Liberty was developed for a free people, and only a people who govern themselves using the Ten Commandments will retain their liberties.”

But even though Darwin wrote in his book in 1859, it didn’t take hold right away. In 1869, Charles William Elliot, as president of Harvard, decided that every discipline of education should be based on evolution. He appointed heads of all the schools at Harvard to base their teaching on Darwin’s evolutionary theory, not as applied to science, but as applied to educational philosophies.

In 1870 he appointed Christopher Columbus Langdon to be the dean of the Law School at Harvard, and Langdon decided to replace Blackstone with evolutionary theories of law. That was when Harvard started teaching the lawyers that decisions had to be based on previous decisions, and that law would evolve to this “higher plane.”

Dr. Laurence White Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston, TX
“No Retreat”
Our God is not a Republican or a Democrat. Our God is not even an American, which may come as something of a surprise. This isn’t about partisanship, politics, or even patriotism. This is about the Lordship of Jesus Christ. In the midst of the confusing welter of issues, charges, and counter charges that fill the public square today, of this one thing you can be absolutely certain: the Lord God Almighty hates the murder of innocent, unborn children. We can win the next election or the next ten elections. We can reduce taxes, we can eliminate the deficit, we can build the mightiest military machine on the face of the earth, but if we do not stop abortion in this land, God will and God should destroy America.

Let us become involved in this political process God has given us, not as rock-ribbed Republicans or as yellow-dog Democrats, but as sons and daughters of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The British philosopher statesman, Thomas Carlyle, once noted, “conviction is worthless, unless it is converted into action.”

Beginning in 1831, de Tocqueville came from Europe to visit this new nation, to see what it was that set America apart. And when it was all done, he wrote about his experiences and summarize what he found. He said,

“In the United States the sovereign authority is religious… There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men then in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature then that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation on earth…”

De Tocqueville remarks,
“I sought for the key to the greatness and the genius of America in her harbors…; in her fertile fields, and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and in institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and the power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

Dr. John Willke Served ten years as President of the National Right to Life Committee
“Why Can’t We Love Them Bothg?”
Father Richard John Neuhaus, who marched at Selma, said, “So long as we have the gift of life we must protect the gift of life. So long as it is threatened, so long must it be defended. This is the time to brace ourselves for the long term. We are today laying the foundations for the pro-life movement of the 21st-century. Pray that the foundations are firm, for we have not yet seen the full fury of the storm that is upon us. But we've not the right to despair, we've not the right and reason to despair if we understand that our entire struggle is premised not on a victory to be achieved, but a victory that has been achieved. If we understand that, far from despair, we have right and reason to rejoice that we have been called at a time like this. A time of testing. A time of truth. The encroaching culture of death shall not prevail, for we know that the light shineth in the darkness and the darkness shall not overcome it. The darkness will never overcome that light.

Dr. Frank Wright Director of the D. James Kennedy Center For Christian Stayesmanship
“The Failure of the Cultural Mandate?”
Now listen carefully. I don’t want anyone to misunderstand. I am not talking about Washington, D.C. Brothers and sisters in Christ, the problem we face in reclaiming America for Jesus Christ is not on Pennsylvania Avenue; the problem is not on Capitol Hill. The problem is much closer to home. Our problem is on Main Street; our problem is on Church Street.

These days you can’t get halfway through the morning paper or evening newscast without asking yourself a question. Are we as a people and as individuals losing our ability to distinguish between right and wrong, morality and depravity, integrity and dishonesty, truth and lies, law and anarchy?

In the mist of material wealth, have we grown poorer in character and in spirit? Have we lost the ability – the willingness – to recognize and choose between right and wrong? Are more and more of us treating wrongs against society’s accepted norms as mere inconvenient distractions that ought to just “go away” because we don’t want to be distracted from our quest for material comfort.

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