The Speakers’ Highlights:
Historians William Federer and David Barton expounded on the profound effect that Christianity had at the inception of our nation. The pastor’s sermons were used to determine laws and legal decisions. The pastors were seen as the real leaders in Colonial America. Our nation was founded entirely on the Judaeo Christian ethic. The Constitutions of the early states were especially filled with Biblical references and truths.
Governor Mike Huckabee introduced Donald Trump. He had kind words to say about Trump, yet mentioned they did not agree on everything. Huckabee added, however, that there was no choice in the matter of voting because Hillary Clinton was the Democratic candidate.
Donald J. Trump said President Obama and Hillary Clinton are the founders of Isis. They will receive the MVP. Isis went from a J.V. team to 28 countries. Trump stated that without religious liberty we do not have liberty. Religion is the largest lobby, yet has been silenced, with far less power. Their power has been totally silenced. Trump said Hillary is a disaster. Trump closed by saying: “Running for president is the only way I can get to heaven.” People laughed following the statement.
Bishop E.W. Jackson gave a very strong Biblical message. Pastor Ken Graves from Maine, had a powerful voice and a unique way of “story telling,” as he preached the Gospel.
Dr. Fred Lowery expounded on marriage. He said there are three reasons for divorce: 1)Selfishness, 2)Selfishness, and 3)Selfishness. He mentioned four areas that can result in a good marriage: 1)Conflict Management, 2)Companionship, 3)Communication, and 4)Commitment. A marriage is a covenant and not a contract.
Matt Staver spoke on the legal rights of the church, repeating his often mentioned theme, that no church has EVER been sued or lost their tax exempt status for violating the separation of church and state.
Marco Rubio wrote out his message, because he was very conscientious about speaking to several hundred pastors. Marco said that although the LGBT Community must be convinced of their sin, they must also receive love from the body of Christ because they believe we hate them. Marco said we should be careful about judging others:
Matthew 7:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
King James Version (KJV)
Marco also said the LGBT Community needs to feel our love laced with grace:
Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.