"Discerning the Times in the Light of the Word"!
Eric & Melanie Barger
The Rise, Fall and REDEMPTION of AMERICA
June 27, 2002
Greetings and blessings to our subscribers!
I had planned an entirely different emailer for this week. But as of last night, I know the timing is right to unveil a plan we have been working on for over two months. To our subscribers outside America, though this email will deal with primarily American issues, please allow me to enlighten both you and our subscribers within the United States.
Considering the confusion and debate centering around yesterday's Federal Appeals Court decision to eliminate "One nation under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, it seems to me that indeed, there is a complete lack of understanding as to who we are as Americans. What our Founding Fathers believed and intended for us to be as a nation will be lost - IF we depend solely upon the agenda being forwarded in the government schools by the likes of the NEA.
Besides the debate about the Pledge, I have listened all day as the opposing sides have squared off on the news channels to debate today's Supreme Court decision to allow parents to apply for vouchers to offset the cost of choosing private, non-government schools for their children's education. Though this is a step in the right direction that may induce some balance in what is being taught about our Founders, America remains in a very precarious position - a "crossroads" as Jeremiah 6:16 states.
In my seminar "The Rise, Fall and REDEMPTION of America" (previously entitled "Whatever Happened to America?") I have been speaking out about the need for American's to understand that the Founder's were overwhelmingly men of faith in Jesus Christ. History also clearly dictates that these courageous men intended for the schools to teach our children the traditional values and faith that in times past has made our country great.
The Supreme Court concluded decisively 110 years ago that we ARE a Christian nation. They did so based on the statements and writings of the Founders. Yet today, there is a near uprising over the declaration "under God" in our Pledge. We are surely at a crossroads in America.
What is now being taught about the Founding Fathers is riddled with half-truths and omissions in a purposeful effort to eliminate all remembrance of their overwhelmingly Christian worldview. The few good, godly teachers in our public schools have their hands tied by the inaccurate and incomplete curriculum which ignores the faith of our Founders. Thus, if our children and grandchildren are to understand who we are as a people, it is COMPLETELY up to us at this point to educate them.
The father of America education, Noah Webster said:
"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws. . . . All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."
The "ultimate patriot", and man responsible for the Bill of Rights, Patrick Henry stated:
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."
How disheartening it is to think that the majority of our men and women in uniform - who are risking their lives for their country each day - have absolutely NO knowledge of the overriding reason we even exist as a nation. Months ago we came to the conclusion that something had to be done to rectify this. How do I know this? Because each time I present this seminar, I ask the audience how many in attendance have NEVER heard the material presented and the vast majority immediately raise their hands!
This material is simply NOT being taught in the public schools, yet if it is ignored for just four generations, it will be lost in history - FOREVER!
This is why we want to place the video taped presentation of "The Rise, Fall and REDEMPTION of America" into the hands of military chaplains and pastors across our nation. In so doing, we are praying that you will acquire a copy of this important resource for yourself, your family and for your church.
Pastor Larry Wofford of Ft. Thompson, South Dakota wrote us and said:
"Eric Barger's video, The Rise, Fall and Redemption of America, is a dramatic and effective weapon today in the battle for this nation's soul. Every church should show this video to provide knowledge and battle strategy for our churches which we have neglected through the years. Satan has stolen the Biblical-Christian origins of America, and we as pastors and churches have not equipped our congregations and political leaders with the ammunition to fight back. Now their are no more excuses. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for raising up Eric to help restore the spiritual vision and heart of America!"
Now, we have an opportunity to reach our military and our families with this video. Over one hour in length and digitally recorded and mastered, it is chock full of quotes and information about our Founders which are being completely ignored by the Establishment.
Here's what you can do.
$25 will buy and ship ONE video to a pastor or chaplain who can put it to work reaching multiple times more folks.
$100 will buy and ship FIVE videos!
$300 will buy and ship SEVENTEEN videos!
$500 will buy and ship THIRTY videos!
For every gift of $100 or more we will ship YOU a personal copy of the video, as well as an audio soundtrack of the video for your car or office!
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