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December 19, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

Prayer is not only a preservative against pride and judgment; it is truly a covering over the nation, ourselves, and our families. In this program we want to concentrate on prayer as a covering and for prayer as continual, not just reserved for times of emergency. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Necessity for Continual Prayer.”

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December 12, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

Prayer is actually the initial principle that started our Founders search for a new nation, a shining city on a hill, and William Penn’s holy experiment in self-government. It’s what undergirded our early nation in its time of need when separating from England. It’s the point to which our leaders were driven in times of national crisis. It’s what is conspicuously absent today in what is perhaps our nation’s greatest time of turmoil and calamity. It’s the electricity which turns on the lights and allows the light to shine both within and to the world without. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac consider the important theme, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Necessity for Continual Prayer.”

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December 5, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

In Deuteronomy 6 God told parents and fathers specifically that it was their job to ensure that their children were trained in the fear and admonition of the Lord. He identified both the content and the reason for it. When it comes to the education of the youth, both God and the Devil, the righteous and the evil equally understand the high stakes of this process of education. God identifies the right content, the right process, and the right reasons for educating a child to fear and obey God. The devil and all who reject God have always tried to subvert the content, process, and reason because a virtuous education always leads to freedom, a knowledge of God, and spiritual life through faith in Jesus Christ. A virtuous education always leads to national prosperity, civil freedom, respect, and blessings abundant. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: A Virtuous Education of the Youth.”

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November 28, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

America’s Founders used the word ‘virtuous’ to describe the type of educational experience children in a free nation must get if God’s blessing were to be experienced. It was Benjamin Franklin who said in 1750, “Nothing is of more importance for the public good, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue.” Nearly 100 years before in 1682, William Penn of Pennsylvania said, “That, therefore, which makes a good Constitution (societal fabric), must keep it, vie: men of wisdom and virtue, qualities, that because they descend not with worldly inheritances, must be carefully propagated by a virtuous education of youth.” Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac consider the important theme, “10 Principles to National Renewal: A Virtuous Education of the Youth.”

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November 21, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

All throughout Scripture God identifies the need for safeguards. In all cases those safeguards are for the protection of people, in some cases from themselves. Certainly, it’s for protection from others as individuals. But it’s also for protection from evil people who occupy positions of divine authority. Who by denying God’s requirements subvert God’s purpose for government to enact justice, praise those who follow God’s laws, and punish those who defy God’s moral laws. To maliciously swinging the sword of government as detailed in Romans 13 to advance injustice and the cause of evil. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: Building Safeguards into the System.”

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November 14, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

All throughout Scripture God identifies the need for safeguards. In all cases those safeguards are for the protection of people, in some cases from themselves. Certainly, it’s for protection from others as individuals. But it’s also for protection from evil people who occupy positions of divine authority. Who by denying God’s requirements subvert God’s purpose for government to enact justice, praise those who follow God’s laws, and punish those who defy God’s moral laws. To maliciously swinging the sword of government as detailed in Romans 13 to advance injustice and the cause of evil. In this program we’ll identify the need and reasons for safeguards. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac consider the important theme, “10 Principles to National Renewal: Building Safeguards into the System.”

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November 7, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

Most people long for freedom. Few (if any) choose tyranny and bondage. Yet as William Penn and other American Founders identified, those who refuse to voluntarily submit themselves to the 10 Commandments will ultimately experience the heavy hand of tyranny. In this program we’ll address the importance of good laws requiring good lawmakers. Later in the program we’ll discuss good and just government requiring the understanding that leaders operate as God’s servants or ministers as identified in Romans 13. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Need for Involved Citizens to Maintain a Republic.”

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October 31, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

In the history of human civilization one thing which is certain is that freedom, liberty, and self-government under God is not normal. Rather, tyranny and enslavement is mankind’s default position. Once established, if a Republic is formed, great care must be given by way of diligence if a Republic is to endure. To maintain a Republic requires responsible citizens who submit themselves to God’s laws. A nation blessed of God only survives if citizens hold a Biblical Worldview. Without an embracing of truth by a knowledgeable and responsible citizenry, no Republic can long survive. It’s this concept that Benjamin Franklin himself (upon the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787) emphasized when he said, “We’ve given you a Republic if you the citizens can keep it”. Psalm 127:1 says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it”. But it also says, “Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen wake us but in vain”. In other words, unless God’s plan and His commands are followed no nation seeking freedom can ever get off the ground. But this verse also says that except the Lord keep the city (meaning unless the citizens of that city or nation continue to do what God says by keeping His commandments and fearing Him) the citizens efforts will be vain and freedom will be lost and the city will fall. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac consider the important theme, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Need for Involved Citizens to Maintain a Republic.”

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October 24, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

In our modern culture, truth has been redefined. According to many people truth is relative and not absolute. But we cannot survive as a nation of laws until truth is once again embraced as absolute. Even when truth is accepted as absolute, it muse be administered with mercy or it becomes harsh and cold. So, what is mercy? Mercy results from an understanding of grace with the goal of the individual’s restoration. While punishment for breaking the law must be enforced, there must be an element of mercy involved with restoration being the goal of punishment. Yet, just as justice administered based only on truth without mercy can be harsh, the administration of justice with mercy but without truth quickly becomes license. The connection of the proper administration of justice from God’s perspective cannot however be executed without a personal understanding of the grace of God as the author of truth (just and merciful) within the context of a Biblical Worldview and God’s grand plan of redemption through Jesus Christ His Son. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Role of Justice in Government.”

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October 17, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

In our modern culture, truth has been redefined. According to many people truth is relative and not absolute. But we cannot survive as a nation of laws until truth is once again embraced as absolute. Even when truth is accepted as absolute, it muse be administered with mercy or it becomes harsh and cold. So, what is mercy? Mercy results from an understanding of grace with the goal of the individual’s restoration. While punishment for breaking the law must be enforced, there must be an element of mercy involved with restoration being the goal of punishment. Yet, just as justice administered based only on truth without mercy can be harsh, the administration of justice with mercy but without truth quickly becomes license. The connection of the proper administration of justice from God’s perspective cannot however be executed without a personal understanding of the grace of God as the author of truth (just and merciful) within the context of a Biblical Worldview and God’s grand plan of redemption through Jesus Christ His Son. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac consider the important theme, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Role of Justice in Government.”

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October 10, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

Government by definition means authority and authority possesses power. In Romans 13 God says that in His delegation of authority to all levels of government (self, family, civil, and church) He has divinely ranked these authorities under Jesus Christ. The definition of the word ‘ordained’ (in verse 1) literally means that the powers are instituted and ranked by God. This verse also teaches that the command to be subject to these powers also contains the definition of identifying the divinely ranked order, but in the order as ranked by God. In Romans 13:4 God refers to the power of civil government as having the power of the sword with the ability to enforce the law and from other passages of Scripture the ability to prosecute, imprison, and to even take life. This great authority and power in the hands of unredeemed mankind, without specific limitations, and personal choices to the contrary will tend to the consolidation of power. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Natural Tendency of Government.”

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October 3, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

Government by definition means authority and authority possesses power. In Romans 13 God says that in His delegation of authority to all levels of government (self, family, civil, and church) He has divinely ranked these authorities under Jesus Christ. The definition of the word ‘ordained’ (in verse 1) literally means that the powers are instituted and ranked by God. This verse also teaches that the command to be subject to these powers also contains the definition of identifying the divinely ranked order, but in the order as ranked by God. In Romans 13:4 God refers to the power of civil government as having the power of the sword with the ability to enforce the law and from other passages of Scripture the ability to prosecute, imprison, and to even take life. This great authority and power in the hands of unredeemed mankind, without specific limitations, and personal choices to the contrary will tend to the consolidation of power. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac consider the important theme, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Natural Tendency of Government.”

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September 26, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

When it comes to identifying and making legitimate law; that law must align with God’s moral law which is universal, unchanging, and to which there is no exception. There are laws which enslave men. There are laws which set men free. The question is, will a people hold to that which is right, good, and true for all mankind because it is the law of God established by the Creator God, the Lawgiver, Judge, and King of the World? Our Founders held to this law as universal. They viewed these identified rights are coming from our Creator, with these rights being self-evident. As the Declaration of Independence signers said, for the purpose of protecting these sacred rights based on the law of God. Governments are instituted among men. Herein is the direct nexus between God, Government, and Law. What are the constraints upon law? What is God’s design for the proper response to law? Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Purpose for Law.”

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September 19, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

As the Apostle Paul said and God made clear in Scripture, the concept of law was established by God himself who is described in Isaiah as the Lawgiver. “For the Lord is our Judge. The Lord is our Lawgiver. The Lord is our King” Isaiah 33:22. Inherent within the concept of law is the word authority often translated ‘Government’. However, only legitimate authority can issue legitimate law. Only legitimate law can underpin legitimate government. Only legitimate government can justly govern mankind and provide righteous societal order and justice. But only God can perfectly fulfill the duties of ultimate authority comprised of lawmaking as the lawgiver, adjudicating the law as judge, and enforcing the law as king. All others in human authority act as God’s stewards, deacons, or ministers as described by the Apostle Paul in Romans 13:1-6. To what degree they reflect God’s model is the difference between freedom and bondage. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac consider the important theme, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Purpose for Law.”

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September 12, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett

To say America is in trouble with our freedom fleeting and God’s blessings turning to judgment would be an understatement. As God told the nation of Israel in Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 15. If you obey me, blessings will abound and literally overtake you. But if you forsake me, cursing will overtake you. America’s founders knew these incredibly serious promises and warnings and positioned themselves with great care to receive God’s blessings. Sadly, in our generation our citizens and leaders alike have thumbed their nose at God. Stay tuned as Sam and Isaac continue to look at the topic, “10 Principles to National Renewal: The Purpose for Government.”

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