Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: Time For Christians To Rise Up And Take America Back

Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: Time For Christians To Rise Up And Take America Back

07-21-2015
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In an interview with The Brody File in Iowa, Ted Cruz implores conservative Christian voters to take back America by exercising their right to vote. “There are 90 million evangelical Christians in the United States, it’s about 30 percent of our population,” Cruz says. “In the last election 54 million evangelical Christians stayed home. If Christians will simply show up and vote our values, we’ll turn this country around.” Cruz continues: “We can turn our country around but only if the body of Christ rises up.” As for pastors, he has a word for them too and it comes through his father Rafael Cruz who is a pastor himself. “The message my father conveys to pastors is that we have too many pastors hiding behind the pulpit who are afraid to preach the word of God, who are afraid to say to Christians, we have a scriptural obligation to be salt in the light, we have a scriptural obligation to be watchmen on the wall, and every one of us has a responsibility to be engaged in our public life, voting our values.”

Cruz has to be one of the most elegant speakers on the issue that has come along in quite some time. He seems to have the right mix of biblical values, oratory skills and fighting passion to ignite a movement. But Christians have to do their part.


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Ted Cruz: “There are 90 million evangelical Christians in the United States; it’s about 30 percent of our population. In the last election 54 million evangelical Christians stayed home. If Christians will simply show up and vote our values, we’ll turn this country around. You know David, you’ve gotten to know my father, Pastor Rafael Cruz, he has a particular burden on his heart for pastors. Several years ago God laid a weight on his heart to reach out to pastors and he’s got a tough message. He preaches and speaks at conferences all over the country and the message he conveys to pastors, he says, ‘No one is more responsible for the problems we have in this country than the pastors.' The analogy my father uses he says, ‘Listen, if the flock stumbles into the ditch, you don’t blame the sheep, you blame the shepherd.’ And the message my father conveys to pastors is that we have too many pastors hiding behind the pulpit who are afraid to preach the word of God, who are afraid to say to Christians, we have a scriptural obligation to be salt in the light, we have a scriptural obligation to be watchmen on the wall, and every one of us has a responsibility to be engaged in our public life, voting our values, and we can turn our country around but only if the body of Christ rises up.”

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