Francis Schaeffer - A Christian Manifesto (Part 1 of 3) - YouTube . . .

3:30 Sanhedrin command the apostles to stop speaking that which disturbs the culture, they said, "We must obey God, rather than men"

4:29 We've gone from a Christian worldview to Humanistic worldview:  Instead of the final reality, the base of all reality, being a personal, infinite God, who is the creator of all else, now the dominant worldview is that the final reality is only material energy, shaped by pure chance into its present form. This change explains everything that is troubling our culture.

5:09 The word "humanism" means that man is the center of all things, and the measure of all things - there is no revelation from God, and that the only basis for law is what people think at the given moment, that which a few people decide is good for society, and it can be changed

7:34 This final reality is absolutely silent about any meaning to life, any value to life, or any basis for law - it has brought forth the breakdowns and the sorrows that our country faces - it should be noted that this view is the very opposite to that which the founding fathers of this country held - they founded the country on the basis that there is a God, who is the Creator of all else, and He give the inalienable rights . . .

*** 8:27 The country is founded based on God who is the creator, who has given inalienable rights. The term "inalienable" is absolute folly, if there isn't someone there to give you the rights. If the State gives you the rights, they're not inalienable, they can take them away.  This has given us the freedom we have had, including freedom to the people who are now destroying the country and the culture.

9:28 The new worldview of material energy, never could have brought forward the freedoms we now have - it won't happen if freedom depends on a few people at a given time, because it has nothing to contain it (ie. the Christian consensus) - that explains what we see that today.

11:29 Especially the government, and especially the courts, have become the vehicle to force this anti-God, anti-religious view on the total population - for example, the abortion ruling made this killing of human life not only lawful, but for many people, they made it ethical as well

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Francis Schaeffer - A Christian Manifesto (Part 2 of 3) . . .

0:43 the medical profession now asks, not how can we save this life, but, should we save this life . . . in abortion, after birth, and euthanasia . . .

2:57 they acknowledge that the baby is human life - but what if it makes the mother unhappy?  then they can kill it . . . Hitler, Stalin, and Mao determined that some human life could be killed for the happiness of society . . . Once it's acknowledged that the baby is human life, this opens the door to the taking of *any* human life, it's somebody's arbitrary choice - it was this view that opened the door to all of the murder's of Hitler's Germany, and in communist countries . . . Once the door is opened, everything is opened to arbitrary choice by someone.

5:53 Liberal theology is only Humanism using religious terms rather than secular terms . . . they come down, in every case, on the side of the secular humanists

6:27 Where have the Bible believing Christians been in the last 40 years?  We've moved from a Christian consensus in this country, to the horror and stupidity of the present moment in this country.

8:31 We're rapidly moving to a totally humanistic society - for example, by law, our public schools are now secularized, and shut to all but the humanistic religious teaching - Christianity has been completely shut out from all of the public schools in the country, as completely as it was in the Soviet Union - Marxism isn't taught, but as far as secularization goes, it's just as complete.

*** 9:10 Congress opens with prayer, because it's always opened with prayer, because the Founding Fathers opened congress with prayer from the very beginning, acknowledging God as the Creator - and yet, the public schools, and the children, cannot pray - Congress prays out of a memory of the past, but our children cannot pray in the publich schools . . . we're not only immoral, we're stupid . . . This is Tyrrany . . . and the Founding Fathers acted to defeat such tyrrany in their day - if we do not act to get rid of this, and the hidden censorship we face on every side, we won't get another opportunity . . . we must roll back the material worldview . . . that is true spirituality, looking to Christ, and making Him Lord of everything in my whole life . . . individual salvation is good, but we want a resultant, social change

13:37 We must smash the line of the new, and novel, concept of the separation of religion and state, which now exists.   This is a lie, totally, against the original meaning of the 1st Amendment.  Now with that, we must make it clear that that we're totally opposed to any form of a theocracy, either in fact, or in name.  We must not confuse patriotism with loyalty to Christ.  Tyranny comes from the devil, and not from God

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Francis Schaeffer - A Christian Manifesto (Part 3 of 3) . . .

0:00 What we want is a return to real freedom, and real freedom for all religions . . . what the 1st Amendment was written for . . . 

0:23 We must use every method to stand for the high view of human life, against the snowballing, low view of human life which surrounds us, under the hypocritical, but high sounding names, such as "Choice" - Choice in this case, means to kill human life, for my own selfish purposes, whether it's my child's life, or society choosing other life to kill.

*** 1:01 When a government negates the law of God, it abrogates its authority - that's the central message of the Christian Manifesto - it's what Peter and Paul said as they stood there before the Sanhedrin, "We must obey God rather than man," it's what the Reformers stood for, it's what the Founding Fathers stood for.

1:30 When a government commands something which is contrary to the law of God, it abrogates its authority, and at that point, it becomes not only the privilege, but the duty, of the Christian to disobey that government.  That is what the Founding Fathers of this country did, in the name of throwing off tyranny.  That is what the early Christians did, and why they were thrown to the beasts in the arena.  

2:26 If there is no place for disobeying the government, that government has been put in the place of the living God.  At such a point, that government has been made nothing less than a false God.  No, we must say no.  Caesar is not to be put in the place of God.  

3:31 Christ must be the final Lord, and not society, and not Caesar.  

5:33 Either Christ is Lord, or He is no Lord.  And we ought to obey God, rather than men.  The destruction of human life, and promotion of a secular humanistic society, a court system, a public school system, that is sold out to a philosophy foreign to that believed by the Founding Fathers, has brought us to the place where we either must change society, or defy it - and that is a costly choice.

6:27 Real freedom begins when a man and a woman believes the gospel, the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and trusts Jesus as personal Lord and Savior.  He said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

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Francis Schaeffer: Whatever Happened to the Human Race (Episode 1) ABORTION OF THE HUMAN RACE - YouTube . . .