Episode 31

Our Problems Are Not Racial or Political

We’re reaping the consequences of turning our backs on God and becoming a post-Christian nation. The only hope for America is turning our hearts back to God!

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We’re reaping the consequences of turning our backs on God and becoming a post-Christian nation. The only hope for America is turning our hearts back to God! The farther away we are from Him, the more we’ll have chaos in our world. But when we get back to God — and lead others to the Lord — we can ignite revival in our nation. Listen in and be encouraged to share your faith!

Host Barry Meguiar is a car guy and businessman who hosted the popular TV show, Car Crazy, on Discovery Networks for 18 years. He loves cars, but he loves Jesus even more! Learn more about Barry at IgniteAmerica.com.

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Episode Transcript

Welcome back to ignite, I want to talk to you about your being responsible for nine people. Okay, it’s kind of a tongue in cheek thing, sort of, but not really a way to look at evangelism. Here’s our dilemma. McCourt’s the world is out of control. I don’t have to tell you about that. But why is it out of control? Well, we have 90% of our population that are unbelievers, okay. And the Bible was very clear that unbelievers are blinded by Satan. And to the point that they actually see evil for good and good for evil. So we have otherwise intelligent people making these decisions, overdoses open our borders, let’s just level the prisoners out, just get rid of the police. You know, it goes on and on every day, there’s something crazier, how can these people make these decisions? They are blinded by Satan. I mean, that’s, that’s just what it is. And 80% of our population don’t even go to church. Okay. They may be on Christmas and Easter, basically, they’re outside of the church. So this is spiritual warfare, like we’ve never seen before. It is spiritual warfare. I mean, we can’t we we can’t blame it on anything else. We try. It’s race relations or race against race, you know, and it’s conservative as liberal it’s, it’s, it’s the arguments in Washington, it’s its class, the sanction is the oppressors beating up on the oppressed, all this stuff, you know, the fact of the matter is, is real simple. And wherever you are. I don’t care if you’re sitting with a bunch of non Christians, everybody’s asking why are we in this mess? I mean, that’s, that’s the most common question. And here’s a simple answer that nobody can argue the closer we are to God. The more tranquil the more peace, joy, love, nobody argue that. At the same time, once you make that point, you can you can make a point that just is is as universally understood. That is the farther away we get from God. The more chaos the more disunity, the more anger, the more crime, the more violence, all that this is not a racial problem. It’s not a political problem. It’s a god problem. The solution to our problems are not in Washington, the solution, our problems are getting America back to God, all those back to God. I mean, that’s what we’re where we’re at. I mean, let me tell you how bad it is in 1960. I’ve told you this in some previous podcast, but it’s appropriate here in 1960 70% of our population went to church basically, every Sunday, okay? In 2019, pre COVID, that number dropped to 20%. All right, and 30% of those have not returned to church. So of the 20% that are in church, only half of those were saved. So only 10% of us are like literally save yourself to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. So that means we have 10 to 10% of us looking at 90% of our population that are unsaved so simple math. You know, if you want to evangelize America, the quarter if you want to know how many people should you lead to the Lord’s you really want somebody before you die? Well, actually, your assignment is you have to do your deploy your weight. You need to lead nine people to the Lord, if every one of us lead nine people are the Lord, we take all 335 million whatever there was to heaven with us. Now, you may say, oh, that well, that’s impossible. You’re just smoking something, you know, where are you and why we gotta be real? Well, actually, it’s not all that hard. Would you read that over 80% of the church? No, the world is out of control. They know it’s crazy. They would like to believe there’s a God they want to believe there’s a God. They’re looking for somebody to tell them about God. And they already have a Christian they’re like, get this they already have at least one Christian in their life that they trust. We can ignite American revival in 30 days if we wanted to. That’s the truth. So when we call our our ministry, Ignite America, what we’re really saying is what our goal is to ignite Christians to ignite America, the revival, one person time, that’s our message to you, pure and simple. And you’re one of those persons and it’s your job. It’s my job, every one of us. And if we all do our job, we can’t change the world. We can’t, but you can change your world, and I could change your mind. And if the 30 million it was 35 million I was I know the Lord, we each change our world or change the world, we can do that we can do this. It’s not impossible cost nothing. It just takes attention. It just takes focus on living for God’s purpose, to move everybody, every day. closer to Jesus. I mean, there’s never, there’s never been an easier time to share faith. I mean, it’s just it’s everywhere. i We’re surrounded by people that are washed, and wanting to know what the truth is. I’m reminded of this. It’s an old joke, forgive me, but this shoe company, they sent a young salesman off to some poverty country in the world. And three months later, he comes back home, he’s defeated didn’t sell one pair of shoes. He says, you know, you can’t sell any shoes there. Nobody. Nobody wears shoes. He’s defeated. Now, the young guy came along, he says, well send me Okay, send me. So I say down there and he calls back. I’m not coming back. I’ve never seen anything like there’s a greatest market in the world. Everybody needs shoes. We need to say send me everybody is Jesus. Everybody. 100 years from now the way things go, no matter is. First off, of course, have you accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. But after that, you know, there’s, there’s this there’s a status level, there’s rewards in heaven, there’s crowds and heaven The Bible goes on and on about how we will be rewarded in heaven for what we do on earth. And the rewards are based on one thing when you get to heaven, how many of you will be in heaven because you’re in France. If you haven’t started doing that, yet, you just missing out you already know what being a Christian is all about. You have to be good to have. If you want to have fun. If you want to have the time of your life for the rest of your life, just move everybody every day closer to Jesus. You cannot believe what’s ahead of you when you start doing that. Alright, see you next time.

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