America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, by moral leaders, by pastors and God-fearing men and women. The first settlers were committed Christians seeking refuge from religious persecution abroad. In the last hundred years, America has been on a slippery slope, moving away from its founding principles, and in large part with little resistance from the Church.
In A Time for Action, Rafael Cruz presents a simple underlying message: For Christians, Jesus Christ should be the foundation of the lives they build and they should be active in making a difference in the world around them. In practical terms, that means we should strive for a free society that respects each of God’s children; we should embrace the Judeo-Christian values of love, joy, and peace; and we should seek a relationship with the living God. It means people of faith should actively participate in the political process in order to combat the debilitating and deceptive progressive mantra that there should be a separation of church and state.
A Time for Action is the story or one man’s quest for refuge from Cuban persecution to realizing the American dream. It is a story about one man finding true freedom that comes from faith in Jesus Christ. It is the story of this great nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and why it has fallen from grace. It is a wake-up call to the faithful across the land to step up to the challenge of entering the public arena and taking on the forces at work to destroy the guiding principles that made this country great. Religious people must saddle up. They must vote and volunteer and campaign. They must get in the political game. The followers of Christ are, in His words, “the light of world.” But for a light to have its effect, it has to shine in the darkness. That’s why our mission is “to declare,” as St. Paul said, “the whole counsel of God.” If we instead remain silent, we have to answer to God for our silence.
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About the Author
D. X. Black has an extensive background in spoken-word performance and narration.
Table of Contents
Foreword Glenn Beck ix
1 Freedom: A Universal Quest 9
2 Batista, Castro, and My Fight for Freedom 20
3 My Escape to the Land of the Free 35
4 Does Communism Work? 48
5 Achieving the American Dream 62
6 How to Find True Freedom 73
7 Building upon the Solid Foundation 88
8 America's Shaky Foundation 101
9 It's Time to Awaken the Sleeping Giant 120
10 The Role of Pastors in the American Revolution 143
11 Five Dangers If America Doesn't Change Course 162
12 Rescuing America from an Age of Lawlessness 177
13 A Call to Action 190
Epilogue: Continuing the Fight for Freedom Ted Cruz 199
Appendix 1 Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto 209
Appendix 2 Thomas Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association 214
Appendix 3 Jonas Clark Sermon Preached before the Battle of Lexington 217
Recommended Resources 234