FROM D. JAMES KENNEDY
MINISTRIES THIS IS KENNEDY CLASSICS THE D. JAMES KENNEDY
TOPICAL STUDY BIBLE BRINGS DR. KENNEDY’S UNPARALLELED
COMMENTARY ALONGSIDE THE TEXT OF SCRIPTURE TO MAKE
CLEAR THE FOUNDATIONAL DOCTRINES OF THE FAITH. BOUND IN GENUINE LEATHER,
THIS POWERFUL TOOL FOR STUDY AND INSTRUCTION
INCLUDES OVER 700 NOTES AND ARTICLES FROM
DR. KENNEDY TO ANSWER TIMELY QUESTIONS REGARDING
WHAT GOD’S WORD HAS TO SAY ABOUT MAJOR ISSUES LIKE
POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT, SEXUALITY, AND
EVEN SOCIALISM. IN THE D. JAMES KENNEDY
TOPICAL STUDY BIBLE, WE HAVE IN A SINGLE VOLUME
SO MANY OF HIS RICHEST INSIGHTS. CONTACT US TODAY TO
RECEIVE YOUR D. JAMES KENNEDY TOPICAL
STUDY BIBLE. ♪ WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS HELLO, I’M FRANK WRIGHT,
PRESIDENT OF D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES WHERE
WE ARE STANDING FOR TRUTH AND DEFENDING YOUR
FREEDOM; WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS. IMAGINE A SCENARIO WHERE A
SALESMAN IS TRYING TO SELL A PRODUCT THAT NOBODY
REALLY WANTS OR NEEDS. THIS FICTIONAL PRODUCT
DOES NOT WORK AND WILL ASSUREDLY MAKE THE LIFE OF
THE CUSTOMER MUCH WORSE. HOW DOES THE SALESMAN GO
ABOUT MAKING THE SALE? SOME DEVIOUS SALESMEN HAVE
DISCOVERED THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. YOU SIMPLY DRESS IT UP AND
DISGUISE IT AS SOMETHING MORE APPEALING. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS
GOING ON IN AMERICA TODAY. AND WHAT, YOU MIGHT ASK,
IS THE PRODUCT BEING SOLD? WELL, IT’S SOCIALISM. SOMEONE ONCE SAID THAT THE
DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING
OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING A
DIFFERENT RESULT. EVEN THOUGH SOCIALISM
CLEARLY HAS A HISTORICAL TRACK RECORD OF FAILURE
AND DESTRUCTION, THERE ARE STILL THOSE TODAY WHO ARE
CONTINUALLY PEDDLING THESE AWFUL IDEAS AS IF THEY
WILL FINALLY, MAGICALLY WORK THIS TIME. AND THEY OFTEN PEDDLE
THESE IDEAS TO THE NAÏVE YOUTH OF AMERICA. EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT SOUND
LIKE A GOOD IDEA, WHY DOESN’T SOCIALISM WORK? AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY,
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT IT? HERE NOW IS DR. D. JAMES
KENNEDY IN HIS MESSAGE, “THE BANKRUPTCY
OF SOCIALISM.” AND NOW MAY WE HEAR THE
WORD OF GOD AS IT’S FOUND IN THE 4TH AND 5TH
CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF ACTS. THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
BEGINNING WITH CHAPTER 4 VERSE 34. MAY WE HEAR CAREFULLY
GOD’S WORD. AND MAY GOD SPEAK TO US
TODAY THROUGH THESE SAME WORDS AND ACCOMPLISH HIS
GOOD PURPOSE IN OUR LIVES AS WELL AMEN. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT OUR
NATION TODAY, AS A NATION, IS ADRIFT. WE ARE LIKE A SHIP WITHOUT
A RUDDER, A COMPASS OR EVEN A GOAL. WE DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY TO
HEAD, OR EVEN WHICH WAY IS WHICH WAY, BECAUSE WE HAVE
TURNED AWAY FROM THE WORD OF GOD AND FROM THE
SCRIPTURES AND FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT THE
FOUNDERS OF THIS NATION AND OUR FATHERS BELIEVED
IN AND LOOKED TO, AND UPON WHICH THEY BUILT
THIS GREAT COUNTRY. AS JOHN QUINCY ADAMS SAYS
THAT THE GENIUS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IS
THAT WE UNITED IN ONE INDISSOLUBLE BOND, THE
PRINCIPLES OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT AND
THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIANITY. BUT THAT BOND IS BEING
INCREASINGLY SEVERED IN OUR TIME, AND SO WE ARE
ADRIFT; WE ARE LOST. WE DON’T KNOW WHY WE ARE
HAVING THE PROBLEMS THAT WE ARE HAVING. THOUGH WE HAVE SEEN THE
GREATEST EXPERIMENT IN SOCIALISM IN THE HISTORY
OF THE WORLD IN THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST
REPUBLICS COME TO A DISASTROUS END, CRASH IN
FLAMES AND BURN, AND BRING UTTER DISASTER AND
BANKRUPTCY TO THAT NATION, AND PERHAPS FAMINE, STILL
SOCIALISM IS ALIVE, THOUGH NOT WELL, IN AMERICA. AND I THINK THAT ONE OF
THE GREAT LESSONS THAT WE NEED TO LEARN FROM THE
EVENTS OF THIS PAST YEAR IS THAT IT DOESN’T WORK. IT DOESN’T WORK IN
THE SOVIET UNION. IT DOESN’T WORK IN POLAND. IT DOESN’T WORK
IN EAST GERMANY. IT DOESN’T WORK IN CUBA. IT DOESN’T WORK IN CHINA. AND IT DOESN’T
WORK IN AMERICA. WHAT IS IT GONNA TAKE TO
WAKE US UP TO THAT FACT? WELL WE USE OTHER
NAMES FOR IT. WE CALL IT THE “WELFARE
STATE,” “A BENEVOLENT GOVERNMENT,” BUT IT’S THE
SAME THING, REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU CALL IT. IN 1830 DE TOCQUEVILLE
CAME HERE FROM FRANCE AND WROTE HIS FAMOUS BOOK,
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, AND HE SAID: “AMERICA WILL
LAST UNTIL THE POPULACE DISCOVERS…” I HOPE ALL OF YOU KNOW
THE END OF THAT SENTENCE. “…AMERICA WILL LAST
UNTIL THE POPULACE DISCOVERS THAT IT CAN VOTE
FOR ITSELF LARGESSE OUT OF THE PUBLIC TREASURY.” THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T
HAVE ANY MONEY THAT IT DOESN’T TAKE FROM YOU. AND THAT’S SOMETHING MANY
PEOPLE JUST DON’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND. RUS WALTON PUT IT VERY
WELL WHEN HE SAID; “GOVERNMENT IS NOT A
PRODUCER; IT IS A TAKER, A TAXER, AND A SPENDER. EVERY DOLLAR SPENT BY THE
PUBLIC SECTOR IS A DOLLAR THE GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE
FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, FROM THE WORKERS AND
EARNERS AND INVESTORS. THE DOLLAR TAKEN BY THE
GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE SPENT OR INVESTED BY THAT
PRODUCTIVE PRIVATE SECTION.” “AMERICA WILL LAST UNTIL
THE POPULACE DISCOVERS IT CAN VOTE FOR ITSELF
LARGESSE OUT OF THE PUBLIC TREASURY.” BUT, YOU KNOW, THESE
THINGS ARE SO BENEVOLENT SOUNDING AND THEY SOUND
SO CHRISTIAN- THAT WE’RE TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE. IT IS ALWAYS THAT GOOD
INTENTIONS ON THE PART OF SOME POLITICIANS OR
BUREAUCRATS THAT LEADS US INTO THIS DISASTER. BUT THE THING THAT WE NEED
TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS
EXTRAORDINARILY WASTEFUL AND EXTRAORDINARILY
INEFFICIENT AND ALSO THAT IT CREATES FAR MORE
PROBLEMS THAN IT HELPS. PROFESSOR THOMAS SOWELL
SAID THIS, THAT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY
NECESSARY TO LIFT EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD IN
AMERICA ABOVE THE POVERTY LINE IS ONE-THIRD OF WHAT
WE ARE CURRENTLY SPENDING. BUT BECAUSE OF THE
INCREDIBLE WASTEFULNESS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WHAT WE DO, HE SAYS, IS
SIMPLY FIND THAT THE MONEY ENDS UP IN THE
POCKETS OF HIGHLY PAID ADMINISTRATORS,
CONSULTANTS, AND STAFF. THAT IS WHY THE TWO
“BEDROOM COUNTIES” TO WASHINGTON DC, ONE IN
VIRGINIA AND ONE IN MARYLAND HAVE THE HIGHEST
PER CAPITAL INCOME IN AMERICA TODAY. GOVERNMENT IS
EXTRAORDINARILY INEFFICIENT AND GENERALLY
MAKES THINGS WORSE. WE FIND THE PROBLEM. USUALLY THE GOVERNMENT HAS
HAD A PART IN CREATING IT AND WE DECIDE THE
GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING TO SOLVE IT,
SO THE GOVERNMENT GETS INVOLVED AND THE PROBLEM
BECOMES TEN TIMES WORSE. WELL, BUT PEOPLE SAY, “BUT
YES, BUT NEVERTHELESS, THAT’S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
WE OUGHT TO BE DOING. WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED
ABOUT HELPING OTHER PEOPLE.” ABSOLUTELY! BUT WE ARE NOT DOING IT IN
THE WAY THAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IT; WE ARE HURTING
THE PEOPLE – PUTTING PEOPLE OUT OF WORK,
DESTROYING THEIR FAMILIES, DESTROYING CHILDREN, ALL
SORTS OF GHASTLY THINGS, AS THE SOVIET UNION HAS
FOUND OUT TO THEIR GREAT REGRET, AND AS WE ARE
MOVING DOWN THAT ROAD. DOES THE BIBLE
TEACH SOCIALISM? WHAT IS SOCIALISM? IT IS EITHER THAT THE
GOVERNMENT OWNS THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION OR CONTROLS
THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION. WELL, DOES THE
BIBLE TEACH THAT? ALL SORTS OF LIBERAL
CLERGYMEN SAY THAT IT DOES. AND KEEP IN MIND
THAT A LIBERAL TODAY, POLITICALLY, AND THAT TERM
CHANGES OVER THE YEARS, BUT TODAY WHAT IT MEANS
FOR THE MOST PART, WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, IS
A SECULAR HUMANIST SOCIALIST. IT IS THIS MINDSET THAT
IS THE LIBERAL MIND IN POLITICS TODAY. IT IS THE SAME MINDSET
THAT DESTROYED THE COMMUNIST WORLD THAT
IS AT WORK IN AMERICA. AND FOR THE LIBERAL
CLERICS, IT IS THE SAME MIND SET WITH A THIN
VENEER OF CHRISTIANITY SMEARED OVER IT. AND THEY HAVE BEEN SAYING
FOR YEARS WE MUST ABANDON OUR FREE ENTERPRISE
SYSTEM AND WE MUST ADOPT SOCIALISM BECAUSE
THE BIBLE SAYS SO. NOW, ORDINARILY THEY DON’T
CARE A THING ABOUT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUCH
OF ANYTHING ELSE, BUT THEY GET VERY BIBLICAL
AT THIS POINT. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? TAKE THE DECALOGUE-
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. “THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.” FOR 200 YEARS THEOLOGIANS
HAVE BEEN, FOR 2000 YEARS, RATHER, THEOLOGIANS HAVE
BEEN SAYING THAT THAT IS A GUARANTEE BY GOD OF
PRIVATE PROPERTY. GOD KNOWS THAT WE NEED
THAT PROPERTY IN ORDER THAT WE MIGHT EXERCISE OUR
STEWARDSHIP, THAT WE MIGHT BE GOOD STEWARDS OF GOD. AS JOHN WESLEY SAID,
“MAKE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. SAVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. GIVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.” AND IF WE WOULD DO ALL
THREE OF THOSE, WE WOULD FIND THAT OUR SOCIETY
WOULD FLOURISH, INDEED. THE TENTH COMMANDMENT,
“THOU SHALT NOT COVET.” THOU SHALT NOT COVET
ANYTHING THAT IS YOUR NEIGHBOR’S, IT’S HIS. IT IS YOUR NEIGHBOR’S. IT BELONGS TO HIM. YOU ARE NEITHER TO STEAL
IT, NOR EVEN TO COVET IT. AND AGAIN A GUARANTEE
OF PRIVATE PROPERTY. BUT THEN THEY GO TO THE
PASSAGE THAT WE READ TODAY, ACTS 4 AND 5, AND
THEY SAY, “YOU SEE, HERE. IT SHOWS THAT IN THE EARLY
CHURCH WHAT THEY PRACTICED WAS SOCIALISM.” WELL, IS THAT TRUE? IT MIGHT SEEM TO SOME THAT
IT IS, AND CERTAINLY IT HAS BEEN TRUMPETED
THAT IT WAS. BUT I BELIEVE THAT A CLOSE
LOOK AT THAT PASSAGE WILL REVEAL THAT NOT ONLY IS IT
NOT SOCIALISM, BUT IT IS ANTITHETICAL TO
SOCIALISM COMPLETELY. LET’S TAKE A
LOOK AT ACTS 5. REMEMBER THAT BARNABUS HAD
SOLD A PIECE OF PROPERTY AND BROUGHT THE MONEY AND
GIVEN IT TO THE APOSTLES. AND THEN ANANIUS AND
SAPPHIRA DECIDED TO EMULATE HIM, OR AT
LEAST PARTIALLY. THEY SOLD A PIECE OF
PROPERTY, KEPT BACK A PART OF IT, TOLD THE DISCIPLES
THAT THEY HAD SOLD IT FOR MORE AND THEN
GAVE IT TO THEM. BUT PETER SAID TO ANAIAS,
WHY HATH SATAN FILLED THINE HEART TO LIE TO THE
HOLY GHOST, AND TO KEEP BACK PART OF THE
PRICE OF THE LAND? WHILE IT REMAINED,
WAS IT NOT THINE OWN? THERE YOU HAVE AN
APOSTOLIC CONFIRMATION OF THE RIGHT OF
PRIVATE PROPERTY. IT WAS YOUR OWN AND AFTER
YOU SOLD IT, WAS IT NOT STILL IN THY POWER? THAT NOT ONLY THE
PROPERTY AND THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION, BUT THE
RESULTS OF THAT PRODUCTION WERE IN HIS POWER, NOT IN
THE POWER OR THE HANDS OF THE STATE. SO A SECOND BLAST
AGAINST THE DOCTRINES OF SOCIALISM. FURTHERMORE, YOU WILL
NOTICE, THIRDLY, THAT THEY DID IT VOLUNTARILY. THE APOSTLES NEVER TOLD
THEM TO DO THIS, NOR WAS IT EVER REPEATED
ANYWHERE ELSE. BUT OUT OF THE JOY AND THE
ENTHUSIASM OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD FILLING THEIR HEARTS,
THEY WANTED TO DO IT. IT WAS VOLUNTARILY. SO COERCION WAS NOT THERE,
AND THAT IS INDISPENSABLE TO ALL MODERN FORMS
OF STATE SOCIALISM. CHARLES HODGE, THE GREAT
PRINCETON THEOLOGIAN, SAID: “HEAVEN IS NOT
HIGHER THAN HELL, THAN WAS THE EARLY VOLUNTARY
EXPERIMENT OF THE CHRISTIANS IN COMMUNAL
LIVING FROM THE MODERN, ANY FORM OF MODERN
STATE SOCIALISM.” AND FOURTHLY, YOU NOTICE
THAT THEY BROUGHT THE MONEY AND THEY LAID
IT AT THE FEET OF CAESAR, PONTIUS PILATE, NO THEY LAID IT AT
THE FEET OF THE APOSTLES. “THE APOSTLES!!
HOW APPALLING,” WOULD MARX SAY. “GIVE THE MONEY
TO THE CHURCH? WHY IT IS UNTHINKABLE! IT IS THE STATE THAT MUST
HAVE THE POWER BECAUSE THE STATE IS GOD AND THE STATE
WILL BE THE PROVIDENT PROVIDER FOR THE NEEDS OF
THE PEOPLE SO THEY WILL WORSHIP THE STATE.” BUT THEY GAVE THE
MONEY TO THE CHURCH. EVERY SOCIALIST IN THE
WORLD WOULD ROLL OVER IN HIS GRAVE AT THE
SOUND OF THOSE WORDS. NO, MY FRIENDS, THIS IS
A TREMENDOUS BROADSIDE AGAINST THE SHIP OF STATE
OF SOCIALISM AND ALL OF THEIR BASIC PREMISES ARE
DEMOLISHED RIGHT HERE IN WHAT THEY CONSIDER THE
BIBLICAL CITADEL THAT SUPPOSEDLY TEACHES
SOCIALISM. THE TRUTH IS, IT TEACHES
THE VERY OPPOSITE OF IT. AND THEREFORE, IT IS NOT
BIBLICAL DOCTRINE THAT WE SHOULD BE PRACTICING
SOCIALISM. AGAIN, TO QUOTE HODGE,
FROM PRINCETON: “THE CONDITIONS OF THE SUCCESS
OF THIS PLAN, ON ANY LARGE SCALE, CANNOT BE
FOUND ON EARTH. IT SUPPOSES THAT MEN WILL
LABOR AS ASSIDUOUSLY WITHOUT THE STIMULUS OF
THE DESIRE TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITION OR TO
SECURE THE WELFARE OF THEIR FAMILIES AS
THEY WILL WITH IT. IT SUPPOSES ABSOLUTE
DISINTERESTEDNESS ON THE PART OF THE MORE WEALTHY,
THE STRONGER, OR THE MORE ABLE MEMBERS OF
THE COMMUNITY. THEY MUST BE WILLING
TO FOREGO ALL PERSONAL ADVANTAGES FROM THEIR
SUPERIOR ENDOWMENTS. IT SUPPOSES PERFECT
INTEGRITY ON THE PART OF THE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE
COMMON FUND, AND A SPIRIT OF MODERATION AND
CONTENTMENT IN EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY, TO
BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT OTHERS, AND NOT THEY
THEMSELVES, MAY THINK TO BE THEIR EQUITABLE SHARE. THE ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE A
GENERAL COMMUNITY OF GOODS IN THE PRESENT STATE OF
THE WORLD, INSTEAD OF ELEVATING THE POOR, WOULD
REDUCE THE WHOLE MASS OF SOCIETY TO A COMMON LEVEL
OF BARBARISM AND POVERTY.” AND CHARLES HODGE SAID
THAT AT PRINCETON OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO,
BECAUSE HIS EYESIGHT WAS STRENGTHENED BY THE
TEACHINGS OF THE WORD OF GOD. AND AS WE HAVE GOTTEN AWAY
FROM THE WORD, WE HAVE FOUND OURSELVES MORE
AND MORE WANDERING IN THE DESERT. WE NEED TO REALIZE, MY
FRIENDS, WHAT LESSONS GOD WOULD BE TEACHING US. WE NEED TO STAND UP AND
SAY, “WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS. LOOK WHAT ATHEISM HAS
PRODUCED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. WE DON’T WANT IT HERE. WE WANT THE RELIGIOUS
FREEDOM THAT OUR FOUNDERS GAVE TO US. WE DON’T WANT THIS
SOCIALISTIC MESS OF POTTAGE THAT YOU ARE
TRYING TO FORCE ON US. WE WANT THE FREE
ENTERPRISE SYSTEM THAT THE FOUNDERS OF THIS COUNTRY
GAVE TO US, WHICH MADE AMERICA THE STRONGEST AND
THE MOST BOUNTIFUL AND PLENTIFUL NATION THE WORLD
HAD EVER SEEN, AND WHICH IS NOW MAKING OTHER
NATIONS WHO HAVE COPIED IT THE SAME, OR EVEN MORE SO,
AS WE TURN OUR BACKS UPON IT. EDWIN OPITZ SAID: “POVERTY
IN A SOCIETY IS OVERCOME BY PRODUCTIVITY,
AND IN NO OTHER WAY. THERE IS NO POLITICAL
ALCHEMY WHICH CAN TRANSMUTE DIMINISHED
PRODUCTION INTO INCREASED CONSUMPTION. AND THE MORE MONEY, AND
A TRILLION, FOUR HUNDRED BILLION IS AN AWFUL LOT OF
MONEY THAT IS TAKEN OUT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE
MORE POVERTY THERE IS GOING TO BE. IT IS ONLY THE PRIVATE
SECTOR THAT CAN PRODUCE PRODUCTIVE JOBS AND
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY. WE OFTEN HEAR THAT THE
POLITICIANS ARE JUST BUYING OUR VOTES BY TAXING
AND GIVING US MORE THINGS, GIVING US MORE THINGS THAT
THEY TAKE THE MONEY FROM- FROM OURSELVES. THAT’S TRUE. BUT WHY ARE
THEY DOING THAT? BECAUSE WHEN THEY TRY TO
BE RESPONSIBLE, AND WHEN THEY TRY TO RESTRAIN
GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WE VOTE THEM RIGHT
OUT OF OFFICE. THE PROBLEM IS WITH OUR
OWN HEARTS, OUR OWN GREED, OUR OWN DESIRES FOR
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING- FOR MORE AND MORE AND MORE
FROM THE GOVERNMENT TROUGH. THAT’S THE PROBLEM, AND
THAT’S WHY THE POLITICIANS ACT THAT WAY. I WILL TELL YOU THIS: IF
YOUR EYES WERE OPENED AND YOU SAW THE COLOSSAL
WASTEFULNESS, IF YOU SAW THE MOUNTING FEDERAL DEBT
WHICH IS GOING TO BE DISASTROUS, YOU SAW
THE INEFFICIENCY AND INEFFECTIVENESS OF THESE
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, AND YOU KNOW THAT THEY DON’T
WORK AND THEY CREATE MORE PROBLEMS THAN THEY SOLVE,
WHEN A POLITICIAN TELLS YOU THAT HE IS GOING TO
TAX MORE AND SPEND MORE, HE WOULDN’T GET YOUR VOTE. MAY GOD, THROUGH THE TRUTH
OF HIS WORD, OPEN OUR EYES AND CHANGE OUR HEARTS THAT
WE MIGHT TRUST IN THE LIVING GOD AND FOLLOW
HIS PRINCIPLES. AND MY FRIENDS, UNLESS WE
TRUST IN CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR, UNLESS WE KNOW
THAT HIS FATHER HAS PROMISED TO PROVIDE ALL
OF OUR NEEDS OUT OF HIS RICHES IN GLORY, WE ARE
GOING TO CONTINUE TO LOOK TO A PROVIDENT STATE AND
WE ARE GOING TO MOVE MORE AND MORE INTO DESPOTISM
AND SOCIALISTIC TYRANNY AND ECONOMIC RUIN
IN THIS COUNTRY. MAY WE TAKE THE LESSONS OF
THIS PAST YEAR AND BUILD ON THEM AND SAY, “NO MORE. WE WANT TRUE RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY AND WE WANT TRUE FINANCIAL
LIBERTY, AS WELL. AND WE WANT THE GOVERNMENT
OFF OUR BACKS.” AND GOD WILL BLESS THIS
NATION AS HE HAS NEVER DONE BEFORE. MAY WE PRAY. FATHER, LET US HAVE EYES
TO SEE THE LESSONS THAT ARE WRIT LARGE FOR US
ON THE WALL OF LIFE. AND LET US LEARN FROM THE
THINGS OF THIS PAST YEAR AND NOT WANDER AS BLIND
DUMB SHEEP, NOT KNOWING WHERE WE’RE GOING AND WHY
THINGS ARE HAPPENING TO US. LET US SEE THE
PRINCIPLES OF YOUR WORD. AND MOST OF ALL, LET US
SEE THE LOVE OF CHRIST, WHO ALONE CAN DELIVER
US FROM WANT AND FEAR. AND GRANT US THE
CONFIDENCE AND JOY THAT HE ALONE CAN GIVE. IN HIS NAME. AMEN. HAVE YOU COME TO TRUST IN
CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? IF NOT, I WOULD URGE YOU
RIGHT NOW TO PLACE YOUR TRUST IN HIM. YOU SEE, NO GOVERNMENT CAN
DO FOR US WHAT CHRIST HAS ALREADY DONE. ONLY JESUS CHRIST OFFERS
THE FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE. ONLY CHRIST LIVED A
PERFECT LIFE AND THEN DIED ON THE CROSS TO PAY FOR
OUR SINS AND PURCHASE US A PLACE IN HEAVEN. NO ONE ELSE IN ALL OF
HUMAN HISTORY DIED SO THAT SINFUL PEOPLE LIKE YOU
AND ME COULD BE SAVED. IN FACT, ALL OTHER
RELIGIONS REQUIRE THEIR CONVERTS TO WORK TO BE
GOOD ENOUGH TO GAIN “PARADISE.” ONLY CHRISTIANITY HAS A
LIVING GOD WHO SENT HIS OWN SON TO DIE FOR THE
SINS OF HUMANKIND. AND, INCREDIBLY, HE OFFERS
FORGIVENESS AND SALVATION AS A FREE GIFT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO
RECEIVE THIS GIFT, WE CAN GO TO GOD TOGETHER IN
PRAYER RIGHT NOW, SAYING, “LORD, JESUS CHRIST, I
KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER AND COULD NEVER BE GOOD
ENOUGH TO DESERVE OR EARN A PLACE IN HEAVEN. PLEASE FORGIVE MY SINS OF
THOUGHT, WORD, AND DEED; AND CLEANSE ME AND
MAKE ME BRAND NEW. I PLACE MY TRUST IN YOU
ALONE FOR THE FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE. THANK YOU. IN YOUR NAME
I PRAY, AMEN.” I HOPE YOU PRAYED THAT
PRAYER AND MEANT IT. IF YOU DID, THEN YOU’VE
BEGUN AN AMAZING JOURNEY. AND TO HELP YOU IN THIS
NEW WALK OF FAITH, WE WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU
BEGINNING AGAIN, A BOOK WRITTEN BY DR. KENNEDY
FOR NEW BELIEVERS. JUST WRITE TO THE ADDRESS
ON YOUR SCREEN OR CALL OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER AND ASK
FOR BEGINNING AGAIN. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU. AS DR. KENNEDY CONCLUDED,
IT IS TIME FOR US TO STAND UP AND SAY, “WE WANT TRUE
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND TRUE FINANCIAL
LIBERTY AS WELL!” WE SPEAK HERE JUST DAYS
BEFORE THE ELECTION, HOW MANY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
ON TELEVISION ARE SPEAKING OUT WITH BIBLICAL TRUTH ON
SOCIALISM AND OTHER MAJOR ISSUES FACING OUR NATION
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