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An 'Awakening' America's Lifeline from Destruction

Are we watching our nation commit suicide? Ralph Reed says America is in desperate need of spiritual awakening. How is that possible? Read Transcript


Pat: WELL, WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ON THIS PROGRAM,

THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS

WARNING SIGNS AROUND US.

AMERICA IS IN DEEP TROUBLE,

POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY,

AND SOCIALLY, AND WONDER IS

THERE ANY HOPE OF DAYS

AHEAD?

ONE POLITICAL INSIDER HAS

THE ANSWER.

TAKE A LOOK.

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK,

THERE IS PLENTY TO MAKE YOU

WORRY ABOUT AMERICA.

AN OVERPOWERING GOVERNMENT

THAT TAXES TOO MUCH AND

SPENDS MORE THAN IT TAKES

IN.

A COUNTRY WHERE TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE IS IN DECLINE,

WHILE DRUG USE, PORNOGRAPHY,

AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARE ON

THE RISE.

A COUNTRY WHERE FOUR OUT OF

10 CHILDREN ARE BORN OUT OF

WEDLOCK, AND WHERE THE

I.R.S. HARASSES CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS.

WHAT CAN TURN DOWN THIS

SPIRAL?

RALPH REID SAYS IT AGAINST

WITH A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

Pat: THIS IS A

BEAUTIFUL BOOK.

IT IS CALLED "AWAKENING."

IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL COVER.

WRITTEN BY MY GOOD FRIEND,

RALPH REID.

THIS IS HOW AMERICA CAN TURN

FROM TOTAL DESTRUCTION TO

GREATNESS.

RALPH, IT IS GOOD TO HAVE

YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK.

Pat: YOU'RE BRINGING A

MESSAGE OF HOPE, WHICH WE

ALL NEED.

WHY?

PAT, THIS MAY SEEM

STRANGE, COMING FROM

SOMEBODY WHO SPENT THEIR

ENTIRE ADULT LIFE IN

POLITICS, AND EVEN BEFORE

THEN, BUT I THINK WE'VE

REACHED A POINT AS A

COUNTRY, IN TERMS OF OUR

MORAL DECAY, OUR ECONOMIC

DIRE STRAIGHTS, THAT THIS

PROBLEM IS SO SEVERE AND SO

ENDEMIC, AND THE SOCIAL AND

CULTURE AND ECONOMIC CHAOS

IS SO LARGE, THAT WE'RE

BEYOND THE POINT THAT YOU

CAN FIX IT BY JUST WINNING

AN ELECTION OR BY THROWING

THE BUMS OUT IN WASHINGTON

AND REPLACING THEM WITH NEW

PEOPLE OR BY PASSING NEW

LAWS.

WHAT WE NEED IS A CHANGE IN

THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL

SENTIMENT OF THE PEOPLE THAT

CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED

THROUGH A MOVE OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT THAT WILL BRING ABOUT

A GREAT AWAKENING.

Pat: I RECALL WHEN I

RAN, MY PLATFORM WAS

RESTORING THE GREATNESS OF

AMERICA THROUGH MORAL

STRENGTH.

YOU TOOK A PAGE OUT OF MY

PLAYBOOK.

I THINK GREAT MINDS THINK

ALIKE.

Pat: WE NEEDED IT IN

'88, AND HOW MUCH MORE DO WE

NEED IT NOW?

THE FOUNDATIONS HAVE

CRUMBLED AROUND US.

I WROTE THIS BOOK, PAT,

BECAUSE PROBABLY LIKE A LOT

OF BELIEVERS, I'M LOOKING AT

AMERICA TODAY WITH 40% OF

ALL OF THE CHILDREN WHO WILL

BE BORN IN OUR COUNTRY THIS

YEAR WILL BE BORN OUT OF

WEDLOCK, WITHOUT A FATHER,

MANY NOT KNOWING THEIR

FATHER.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS

YEAR, SHORTLY, ACTUALLY, OF

THE MILLIONS WHO GRADUATE

FROM HIGH SCHOOL, BETWEEN A

QUARTER AND A THIRD OF THEM

WILL BE FUNCTIONALLY

ILLITERATE OR UNABLE TO

PERFORM BASIC MATH SKILLS.

IN NEW YORK CITY, THAT

NUMBER IS 80%.

Pat: GRADUATING FROM

HIGH SCHOOL?

GRADUATING FROM HIGH

SCHOOL, FUNCTIONALLY

ILLITERATE, AND UNABLE TO

PERFORM BASIC SKILLS.

Pat: I SAID SOMETHING

LIKE THAT, AND THE EDUCATORS

UP THERE A FEW YEARS AGO

MADE FUN OF ME.

Reporter: THIS IS A

REPORT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF

NEW YORK WHERE 80% OF NEW

YORK CITY PUBLIC GRADUATES,

WHEN THEY GET TO THE

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW

YORK, THEY HAVE TO BE IN

REMEDIAL CLASSES.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, LOOK AT

THE RISING DRUG PROBLEM.

DRUG USE FELL DURING THE

BUSH YEARS, AND IT IS NOW

BACK ON THE RISE.

ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR

DISEASE CONTROL, ABOUT ONE

OUT OF EVERY 18 TO

24-YEAR-OLDS IS A REGULAR

USER OF ILLEGAL DRUGS.

THAT HAS ALSO FUELED OUR

INCARCERATION RATE.

AS I LOOKED AT THIS, I

THOUGHT, IS AMERICA DONE?

ARE WE GOING THE WAY OF

ROME?

AND THE ANSWER, PAT, I TRULY

BELIEVE IS NO.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT AMERICA

IS SORT OF A GENTILE ISRAEL,

BUT I AM SAYING THAT GOD HAS

HAD FAVOR ON THIS NATION.

Pat: OH, THERE IS NO

QUESTION.

AND WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED

BY GOD BECAUSE WE HAVE

HONORED GOD.

AND IF WE WILL GO THAT

AGAIN, TRULY HONOR HIM IN A

BROKEN-HEARTED WAY AND

REPENT IN OUR OWN LIVES,

THERE IS NOTHING HE CANNOT

DO TO RESTORE THE GREATNESS

OF AMERICA.

Pat: DO YOU HAVE SOME

SIGNS OF THE AWAKENING IN

YOUR BOOK?

TELL ME SOME OF THE SIGNS.

I DO HAVE SIGNS.

I THINK, NUMBER ONE, LOOK AT

THE FACT -- HERE IS SOME

ENCOURAGING DATA POINTS:

100 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED

"THE BIBLE" SERIES WHEN IT

CAME OUT ON, I THINK IT WAS

THE HISTORY CHANNEL.

IT WAS THE MOST WATCHED

PROGRAM ON CABLE TELEVISION

IN SEVEN YEARS.

LOOK AT THE SUCCESS OF "THE

SON OF GOD" FILM.

THERE IS ONE CHURCH IN

ATLANTA WHERE I LIVE THAT

HAS 40,000 PEOPLE ATTENDING

CHURCHES ON ITS MULTIPLE

CAMPUSES EVERY SINGLE

WEEKEND.

I WOULD ALSO POINT TO THE

THTHE MILLENNIUMS ARE MORE

PRO-LIFE AND SAY ABORTION IS

WRONG THAN THEIR BABY-BOOMER

PARENTS.

AND EVEN THE SO-CALLED NUNS,

PATS THAT SOCIOLOGISTS TALK

ABOUT THAT ARE DISCONNECTED

FROM RELIGION, EVEN THEY SAY

THEY BELIEVE IN GOD AND THEY

PRAY REGULARLY.

THERE IS A SPIRITUAL HUNGER

IN AMERICA.

Pat: AND "AWAKENING"

TELLS ABOUT IT.

RALPH, THIS IS A VERY GOOD

BOOK.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WRITE

THIS?

WAS THERE SOMETHING IN YOUR

HEART THAT SAID NOW IS THE

TIME TO ENUNCIATE THE

MESSAGE?

I THINK IT WAS AFTER THE

2012 ELECTION, AND I

THOUGHT, I'VE DONE

EVERYTHING I COULD.

AND I'M NOT SAYING THIS TO

FLATTER YOU, ALTHOUGH YOU

WERE A BIG PART OF IT, AND I

HAVE A CHAPTER ABOUT THE

RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS

CONSERVATISM, IN WHICH YOU

WERE A BIG PART, AND A

CHAPTER ON REAGANISM.

AND THAT WAS A TIME WHEN

AMERICA WAS GIVING UP ON

GOD.

AND THEN THERE WERE MEN LIKE

YOU, WHEN YOU BUILT CBN, AND

YOU HELPED REAGAN, AND IT

TURNED THE COUNTRY AROUND.

IT HAPPENED BEFORE, AND IT

CAN HAPPEN AGAIN.

Pat: YOU THINK?

I KNOW SO.

Pat: YOU SPENT YOUR

LIFE IN POLITICS, AND YOU

ARE A SUPERB POLITICAL

ORGANIZER, AND YOU KNOW HOW

TO GET OUT OF THE VOTE AND

ALL OF THOSE THINGS, AND

YOU'RE STILL SAYING POLITICS

WON'T DO IT.

NO.

BUT IF THERE IS AN

AWAKENING, POLITICS WILL BE

IMPACTED.

Pat: SURE.

BUT POLITICS WILL NOT SOLVE

THE PROBLEM OF AMERICA?

NOT IN THE ABSENCE OF A

VIRTUAL CITIZENSHIP.

Pat: THIS CONTUSION IS

MAD CONSTITUTION IS MADE

FOR A MORAL AND RELIGIOUS

PEOPLE.

AND THE FRENCH OBSERVER,

WHO I THINK WROTE THE SINGLE

BEST DESCRIPTION OF THE

AMERICAN CHARACTER WHEN HE

WROTE "DEMOCRACY IN

AMERICA," SAID THIS: HE SAID

DESPERATETISM CAN SURVIVE

WITHOUT FAITH, BUT LIBERTY

MOST ASSUREDLY CANNOT.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LIMITED

GOVERNMENT THAT LEAVES US TO

MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS, THE

ONLY WAY THAT IT WORKS IS IF

WE DO THE RIGHT THING

BECAUSE WE HAVE A MORAL

COMPASS, NOT BECAUSE WE'RE

FORCED TO.

Pat: I WAS READING

TODAY IN EZEKIEL, IF YOU

DON'T OBEY THE LAWS, I WILL

TURN YOU OVER TO STATUTES

YOU HATE.

THIS BOOK, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, IS BEING OFFERED

ON AMAZON.

AND WHERE ELSE?

AMAZON,

CHRISTIANBOOK.COM.

AND THEY CAN GO TO YOUR

WEBSITE, CBN.COM.

Pat: THIS IS A TERRIFIC

BOOK, AND IT IS VERY WELL,

VERY WELL-DOCUMENTED AND IT

IS AN ENGAGING STYLE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN

SAY, EXCEPT GO OUT AND BUY

ONE.

THIS WILL AWAKEN YOUR HEART

AS TO WHAT CAN BE.

THIS IS CALLED "AWAKENING,"

BY RALPH REID, WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU, PAT.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

EMBED THIS VIDEO


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