What's the Formula to Save Our Country?
Are you concerned about the ever-increasing immorality
and corruption suffocating the soul of our great land? We're the first to be real with you and say that it's easy to feel
overwhelmed. (Some people actually think that we don't have the same feelings since we're always busy doing something to promote
the Gospel and help our country. But we wrestle with the same feelings that you do.)
That "overwhelmed feeling"
certainly exists and flattens many conservative Christians. In fact, the only action some discouraged Christian Americans
now take could be called the "head shake": They shake their heads, maybe pray, and yet stay...still.
It's time to ask this question: Are you (and are we) doing
anything today to stop the advancement of evil in the USA? How do we overcome the overwhelmed feeling?
Let's talk about how:
first step to walking into a brighter future is a decision: Choose faith instead of feelings to be your motivator.
With God, you have what it takes to take our country into a brighter future! Let confident faith in Christ rule your
daily planner instead of cowering feelings. Learn to ignore the "overwhelmed feeling" and instead replace it with
overwhelming faith by making a choice to obey God --whether you feel like it or not.
Since we know that overwhelmed
feeling, we wanted to help others overcome it through Christ. That's why we do what we do. We can all be overcomers through
Christ! (Learn how to know Him by clicking here.) Repentance of sin and acceptance of God's Son always precedes the climax when a battle is won!
But, yes, sometimes we all feel like the psalmist: "I am overwhelmed with indignation, for my
enemies have disregarded your words." (Psalm 119:139, NLT)
must trade the bad overwhelmed feeling for the good kind: "I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord
my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom
dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels." (Isaiah 61:10, NLT)
- Also, in order to trade the bad overwhelmed feeling for the good kind, we must focus on
Christ and take action even when we don't feel like it. We wrote a book in response to this great need to inspire
action in spite of feeling overwhelmed. Allow us to share how to overcome that overwhelmed feeling and instead encourage and
catalyze positive action. We worked hard, researched a lot, and write a "common sense Christian" book entitled,
Unite the USA: Discover the ABCs of Patriotism. In our book, we share history and how to make history. Instead of just covering the problems in our nation, we shared
over 100 easy, applicable ways that anyone can help turn our country around.
So, what's the formula to get our country back on track? We believe that this is
Serious Prayer + The Lord's Help
+ Obedient Action
= Positive Change
Remember, it all starts with each one of us...including you. It's not just about the other
guy. We each must do something. Be an example of an active citizen to your family, friends, and community --even if you
make a goal of doing just one thing a month. Here are two Bible verses that inspire us forward:
- Psalm 33:12: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..."
- 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called
by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
This month, we're featuring a gripping article by Dr. Jerry Newcombe. It is called Threats to Freedom in "the Land of the Free" and it informs the reader about a very critical topic facing the nation: religious persecution within the USA. Please
read it. The article will open your eyes.
read Unite the USA and learn how you can help. Our country depends on you. We must unite and act as a team to save our freedoms
We must change from being
on a "campaign to complain" about our country's current state and instead embark on a campaign to gain: Gain God's
version of positive change and a bright future! Thank you and God bless you.Sincerely,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
Founders of Unite the USA
|Threats to Freedom in "the Land of the Free"|
Every week there is a new story of Judeo-Christian values under fire. A high school football coach in trouble for
saying prayers. A Christmas program at school that dares to mention the reason for the season. A Christian baker being sued
for being unwilling to violate her conscience.
The move to censor God from society is all
too familiar to a man who grew up in an atmosphere of forced atheism. As a child, all he ever wanted was to live in "the
land of the free."
Horatio (Harry) Mihet
grew up as the son of an evangelical pastor in Communist Romania. He knew firsthand what it is like to live under complete
In 1990, when he was 12, the day came when Harry and his family were able to emigrate
from Romania to America. His first act in this country was to get down and kiss the ground in thanks to God. Finally, the
land of the free.
That was twenty-five years ago. Fast forward to today where Harry serves
as Senior Litigation Counsel for Mat Staver's Liberty Counsel. Harry deals with all kinds of cases where Christians are losing
their rights to practice their religion in a land which has a constitutional right to religion.
an interview, Harry once told me, "I grew up in Communist Romania under a regime that was determined to control every
aspect of your life, from the cradle to the grave---what you thought, what you believed, who you worshiped and how you worshiped."
today in modern America? Says Harry: "You see a big government that is trying to control every aspect of the people life
and to cause them to be dependent on the government." And freedom is lost as a consequence.
pastor father dealt with tyranny: "Growing up, I saw him arrested and taken to jail and interrogated, and persecuted
for doing nothing more than speaking the truth and speaking the truth to power. I see some of those same things happening
right now in the work that Liberty Counsel is doing each and every day across the country."
adds: "I represented two individuals in Pensacola, Florida, who were brought up on charges for criminal contempt because
they simply said a blessing over their meal in a public school. [I'm] not talking about China or Communist Romania---but in
Pensacola, this decade, people were brought up on trial as criminals for uttering the name of Jesus Christ in a public school.
It's like déjà vu all over again."
Today, we are rightfully concerned
about school-bullying, although even that message is sometimes being hijacked by an agenda of political correctness. But Harry
knows true bullying---even at the hands of school authorities themselves.
would assign special classes with mandatory attendance on Sunday mornings in order to make sure no student went to church.
notes, "Well, we refused to comply, we refused to go to school on Sunday. On Monday when we showed up at school, they
would have school-wide assemblies much like we have in the United States, except the attraction of the day was to single-out
those 'Christians;' they called us the 'repenters.'"
He says, "They would bring
us out in front of the assembly and invite the entire school to point fingers at us, to make fun of us, even to throw things
and to spit on us because we had not conformed to the conduct that the Communists had imposed." The authorities were
the bullies, as well as his fellow students. And the reason? Harry went to church.
says, "In modern America today, we are living in an age, where people are no longer allowed to think certain things and
to express certain things. It's truly the Orwellian times of, you know, 1984...Where there is a price to pay if you
conform your life and your thoughts and your behavior to a certain moral code, that is no longer allowed in the land of the
Harry provides some examples: "We see those same exact things happening
today in this country, where unless you fully approve and condone of the homosexual lifestyle, unless you renounce your convictions
and fund abortion with your dollars as a business. Unless you do all of these things that are being imposed upon you by the
government, then you are going to be shut out; you're going to be taken to court. You are going to be penalized and ultimately
bankrupted, because you chose not to worship at the altar of Nebuchadnezzar."
are sober warnings for our time. Harry said we should all remember what Patrick Henry said, "It is when a people forget
God that tyrants forge their chains."
In God We Still Trust Video
Our country needs to turn to Jesus. Listen to "In God We Still Trust" for
inspiration to keep "fighting the good fight". For hope and encouragement, listen to Stacie Ruth and Carrie Beth
sing "In God We Still Trust".
This Month's Bible Verse
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through him."
is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -Patrick Henry, Revolutionary General, Legislator, Ratifer of the U.S. Constitution, Governor of Virginia
Featured Founding Father
James Wilson (September
14, 1742 - August 21, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
He was elected two times to the Continental Congress. At that time, he represented Pennsylvania and he was a major force in
drafting the U.S. Constitution. James Wilson was one of the six U.S. Supreme Court justices originally appointed by George
|Unite the USA: Discover the ABCs of Patriotism is a new book by Stacie Ruth
and Carrie Beth Stoelting. It's a book that empowers patriots to make a big difference in the land we love. With
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In God We Still Trust
A CD by Stacie and Carrie Stoelting
|Per request from veterans who love patriotic and inspiring music sung by Stacie and Carrie, In God We Still Trust was recorded. From the National Anthem to "God Bless America" you will be inspired and uplifted about
our God-given freedoms. All proceeds go to Unite the USA. Help promote faith and freedom in America. Your support
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Dr. Jerry Newcombe serves as the co-host,
a columnist, and a spokesperson for D. James Kennedy Ministries, founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy. Jerry has produced
or co-produced more than 60 one hour television specials that have aired nationwide. Jerry is the author or co-author of twenty-five
books, at least two of which have been bestsellers, George Washington's Sacred Fire (with Dr. Peter Lillback)
and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with Dr. Kennedy) and Doubting Thomas? The Life and Legacy
of Thomas Jefferson (with Mark Beliles). Jerry has appeared on numerous talk shows as a guest, including Politically
Incorrect with Bill Maher (4x), Janet Parshall's America, Point of View, the Moody radio network, TBN, the Fox News
Channel, the Fox Business Channel, C-Span2's "Book Notes," etc. Jerry hosts a weekly radio program on Christian
radio, "GraceFM," www.gracenetradio.com, Thursdays, 12-1 PM Eastern time. Jerry is happily married with two children
and a grandchild. The Newcombes reside in South Florida.
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