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Guest: Rebecca Hagelin

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March 20, 2024

God & Country

Okay, class, who said this?:

"Without God, there could be no American form of Government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first — the most basic — expression of Americanism. Thus the founding fathers saw it, and thus, with God's help, it will continue to be."

Was it Dr. James Dobson or Rev. Franklin Graham?

The answer is neither, although both men have certainly embraced the same idea many times over the years. This particular quote isn't from a so-called "Christian nationalist" at all. It was said by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and it caused absolutely no controversy at the time because most Americans knew the sentiment was true.

I came across the quote in a great editorial in the Christian Post written by our friend, Jerry Newcombe, the executive director of the Providence Forum, an outreach of D. James Kennedy Ministries.

Jerry shares our disgust at the vicious attacks by radical, anti-Christian elites on the key idea of the American founding—that our liberty comes from God, not man. These elites are now claiming and teaching our children that the idea of God-given rights is actually a threat to our country.

Newcombe's op-ed quotes a number of iconic Americans who would be shocked today to hear that they are "dangerous right-wing extremists."

President John F. Kennedy, in his 1961 Inaugural Address, actually expressed astonishment that the origin of our rights was still in dispute. He told the thousands who had gathered in Washington, D.C.:

"And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe — the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."

You can read Jerry Newcombe's op-ed here. It is a reminder that those of us who love Jesus, love America, and believe our liberty comes from God, not man, have been in the mainstream of American thought from 1776 to today. It is the radical globalist secular elites who are the extremists.

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May 22, 2024

The ? Scouts

Raise your hand if you were a member of Boy Scouts of America when you were growing up. I was, and I learned about duty to God and country, and the value of good character. Sadly, the organization has been "transitioning" itself for years and the results are not likely to inspire another generation of boys.

May 20, 2024

A Great Honor For A Great Man

On May 16th, a seven-foot statue of Reverend Billy Graham was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol. The base of the statue is engraved with the verse John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

May 17, 2024

Will The United Nations Be Your Doctor?

Opposition is building to a proposed World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic treaty. JDFI has been sounding the alarm for months, but the Biden administration has continued its negotiations with WHO. Under the proposed changes, WHO, a United Nations entity, would have sweeping new powers over public health authorities and elected officials in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, all signs point to the treaty not being sent to the Senate for ratification, but being agreed to, unilaterally, by the White House.