Presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden’s VP Pick Could Usher In Dark Days for Families
American Family Association: Christians Must Vote for Either Constitutional Principles or ‘Fire-Bombing’ of U.S. Foundations
TUPELO, Miss. — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has said the American public will know who his running mate will be by the end of the week, reviving concerns that the former vice president’s choice will swing the country further toward far-left ideology that explicitly opposes traditional family values.
Biden has previously pledged to choose a female running mate but has avoided publicly speculating about whom he has in mind. The future direction of the Democratic Party— currently torn between the progressivism initiated by President Woodrow Wilson and the socialism that dominated eastern Europe in the 20th century —will likely be shaped by his decision.
American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano says Biden’s pick could prove the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party’s ever-escalating socialist agenda, and that Christians should vote with this risk in mind.
“The drift of the once proud Democratic Party into the radical waters of anti-American socialist ideology is both sad and frightening,” Vitagliano said. “This increases the odds that whomever presumed nominee Joe Biden selects as his running mate will be the most radical vice presidential choice ever. Our nation faces a stark choice in November between constitutional principles and the fire-bombing of the country’s foundations. We encourage Christians everywhere to register and vote this year.”
Americans will make that choice in less than 100 days. AFA calls on the country’s Christian families to exercise their right to vote — and to shape the future of the country.
For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Visit AFA Action Alerts here.
From Dr. Jim Denison:
A recent faculty survey at Harvard University found that 79.7 percent consider themselves “very liberal” or “liberal”; 18.9 percent say they are “moderate”; only 1.46 percent call themselves “conservative” or “very conservative.”
Unsurprisingly, 67 percent of white evangelical Protestants believe Christianity’s influence on American life is decreasing. Two-thirds say their beliefs are in conflict with mainstream American culture.
As America Spirals into Chaos, Faith Leaders Summon Christians to ‘The Return’
Pastor Jessip: ‘Our Lord Always Has Remedy for a World in Chaos’
NEW YORK — Faith leaders are calling Americans toward nationwide prayer and repentance as the country spirals downward in a crisis characterized by the desecration of the traditional family, disregard for the sanctity of life, and pornography addiction.
America’s crisis long preceded the coronavirus pandemic, according to Pastor Kevin Jessip and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Cahn, co-chairs of a grassroots church movement known as “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance
America has compounded her sins for decades, evidenced by an economy that adds $100 million of debt every hour, a culture that witnesses 40% of babies being born to unwed mothers, and 68% of Christian men viewing pornography on a regular basis, Jessip and Cahn write.
Jessip says “The Return” is the American church’s opportunity to humble herself in light of the desperate situation the United States and the world are facing.
“Our Lord always has a remedy for a world in chaos, a remedy he has used for generations to wake up his church, and it is simply this: God raises up chosen men and women,” Jessip said.
“In times such as these, our Lord uses individuals to respond to a world in crisis. He touches his servants in a supernatural way, transforming them and then calling them to a life of total submission to his will.”
Thousands of Christians and several hundred churches and parachurch organizations have booked travel to converge on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on September 26 for a landmark gathering of “The Return” movement.
“The Return” is the American church’s moment to consecrate herself through personal repentance and to position herself to be used as God purifies the bride of Christ, Jessip says.
“When God chooses someone to be set apart for a special, redeeming work, he gives that servant a call — and how the servant responds determines the power and intensity of God’s touch in his life,” Jessip continued. “This is the call to ‘come up,’ and it summons us out of the activities of life and into an unshackled pursuit of God’s presence.”
The call to believers across America and the globe resembles the Lord’s command of Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me”’” (Exodus 9:1).
Jessip says now is the time for Christ-followers to answer this call, just as Moses did.
“Moses prized the presence of God in his life, as have many Christians who have experienced this call — this divine urge to commune with the Lord,” Jessip said. “The Lord is asking you to ‘come up,’ to meet him on the mount and let him fill you anew with his presence.”
“The Return” is for all believers who love the Lord from all denominations and backgrounds. Leaders already on board with “The Return” include Jonathan Cahn and Kevin Jessip (co-chairs), Mike Lindell, Michele Bachmann, Pat Boone, Dr. James Dobson, Mark Gonzales, Robert Morris, Marcus Lamb, John Kilpatrick, Pierre Bynum, Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang, E. W. Jackson and many more supporters listed at thereturn.org/faith-leaders/.
Co-chairs of “The Return” Jonathan Cahn and Kevin Jessip have recorded a special video about the event, which already has over a million views. Watch here.
“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.
Coordinated events within “The Return” movement will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God.