‘Any Population That Follows God Wins’: Beck Addresses ‘One Nation Under God’
On the second evening of Restoring Love, Glenn Beck made a special appearance at HighPoint Church in Arlington, TX, to speak before an audience of – at the “One Nation Under God” event, where religious leaders from around the country gathered to spread a message of charity, freedom and love.
By estimation, there were at least 6,000 people in attendance, all of whom gave Beck a standing ovation as soon as he stepped out onto the stage.
Beck opened the evening with humor and good spirit before praising the pastors and other religious leaders with whom he was sharing the stage. He announced that they are the “greatest collection of men that I know,” likening each to the men at the forefront of the American Revolution.
He said that history repeats itself and that those who can “wield the sword of righteousness“ will make the leaders of the world ”pee their pants.”
“Any population that follows God wins!” Beck exclaimed to a deafening round of applause.
Beck also took a moment to praise Restoring Love’s “day of service,” in which over 30,000 concerned Americans participated.
“Never before has there been a tragedy where 30,000 volunteered to serve,” Beck observed. But they did at Restoring Love.
In terms of his own road to faith, Beck took a moment to talk about his personal tragedies which led him to God.
“I am proud to say that with atonement I have conquered it [tragedy and alcoholism] in my own life — because of the saving power of Jesus Christ anything can be done.”
“The Lord is coming and he is our father in Heaven.”
Beck cautioned that anyone who is left “pointing the finger at someone else ”is in trouble first with the Lord.”
“Our country is disease ridden because we haven’t been following his [God's] teachings. We haven’t been doing the tough things.”
He urged other faith leaders to follow the example of the men pastors, priests and others who sat on the stage before him.
God “will protect you and he will guide you. He is not neutral in the freedom of mankind.”
Inspirational: Crack House Turned Upside Down In The Projects Of Dallas
This week, The Blaze was directed to a unique project of the Hands and Hearts ministries of Dallas. The location was a notorious south Dallas crack house for years until the ministry took it over. The goal is to make it a place for men now recovering from addiction. The transformation is not yet complete, but the renaissance of the building may be one of the most inspirational thing you’ve seen in a while.
Exclusive Blaze Vids: See What’s Happening On-Site at Restoring Love‘s ’Day of Service’
another project being held at Dallas International Church
volunteers helped out by sorting clothing
volunteers and their perspective on the experience
Matt Kibbe: Action On The Right
‘We Don’t Sit Around and Read Books’: FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe Says He Wants to Community Organize the Right
The one thing the institutional left has always been better at than conservatives is community organizing, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said. He created FreedomWorks to change that.
“It’s always been a bias in the conservative movement amongst libertarians to really focus on the books and the ideas,” Kibbe told TheBlaze in a dimly lit hotel lobby in Arlington, Texas, just a stone’s throw from where Restoring Love will conclude at Cowboys Stadium Saturday night. “There are a lot of think tanks that wrote a lot of 40-page white papers that sat on shelves, while the left was beating us in the streets, they were reading Saul Alinsky, they were organizing, they were protesting.”
As the Tea Party movement goes global and crosses international and cultural boundaries, it is more important than ever to turn words into action, he said.
“It’s inspiring to know that you are part of a global movement,” Kibbe said. ”We don’t sit around and read books… But the point is that those ideas have to be given legs, they have to be put into action.”
He went on: “[The Tea Party] is not just a protest movement, it is not just a ‘get out the vote’ machine. We want to make it so every activist — if they want to be a blogger, if they want to do a Tuesday night book club, if they want to do community service — we have to figure out a way to create a portfolio of activities, all of which build the community.”
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