“Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past”

Date: July 4, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Jerry Newcombe
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Jerry Newcombe is Executive Director of Providence Forum (a division of D. James Kennedy Ministries), a Senior Producer, and on-air host at D. James Kennedy Ministries. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books including, The Book that Made America: How the Bible Formed Our NationGeorge Washington’s Sacred Fire and American Amnesia: Is America Paying the Price for Forgetting God, the Source of Our Liberty?.

Repeatedly throughout Scripture we see the command to remember and the admonition to not forget. Often we see this with the Children of Israel who had been in bondage in Egypt and God miraculously delivered them. They saw the plagues poured out on Egypt while they were protected. They saw God part the Red Sea as they crossed on dry ground. They saw God provide food for them. But they grumbled, they complained, and they forgot.

As a matter of fact, they had a very short memory when Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive the law. In less than 40 days time, despite seeing all of the miracles of God, it’s recorded in Exodus 32:1, “And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.” Look how fast they were to destroy their past and what God had done for them.

Also worth mentioning, in the New Testament as Paul penned his last book, II Timothy, he warned Timothy of the perilous times in the last days and said, “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (II Timothy 3:14-15) Paul is telling Timothy to remember these important truths he was taught early in life, and that what has happened in the past is critical to keep you strong now and to propel you into the future.

Much like the Israelites, America is forgetting its past and therefore destroying its future.

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