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Michael Youssef Author of Jihad, JESUS, and Peace –Shares, Egypt’s New President of Egypt’s Answer to Prayer
In a powerful and stunning interview on The Blaze, Glenn Beck sits down with Pastor Michael Youssef, author of Jesus, Jihad and Peace. As a native of Egypt, Youssef personally witnessed and experienced persecution during the 1960’s under Gamal Abdel Nasser. Youssef escaped this persecution in Egypt and became a citizen of America. With these experiences and realities, he sees the growing signs of his grandchildren growing up in an America that is identical to what he experienced in the 1960’s.
As Youssef shares what he is seeing, as a pastor himself, what is taking place, he brings a sobering reality. “We the pastors have grown comfortable; and we have valued our comfort; and our love for sports; and our financial security over and above the truth.” When asked about what to do to wake up the church, Youssef echoes what took place during the Presidential reign of Mohammed Morsi and how the hearts of Egyptians cried out to God. As a result, reportedly 33 million Egyptians filled the streets demanding that the leadership be changed. Youssef believes that Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was raised up and established by God as the current leader of Egypt. As we consider these events, we have to ask ourselves the sobering question: Is it persecution and hardship that will wake us up?
Watch the full interview of what took place, what other signs Pastor Youssef is witnessing from his own perspective in America, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Egypt, the Blaze, Glenn Beck, Pastor Michael Youssef, President Barack Obama, Cairo University, Mohammed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Abdel el-Sisi, humility, and repentance. Greg and John shared in this segment.
The Bible is still our Operation Manual
Imagine getting a big box of parts; full of materials, screws, nuts and bolts. Then, apart from having the instructions, how long would it take to put it together, correctly? When we visualize this reality, we are only able to arrive at the end result when we have the instructions. The manufacturer had a desired outcome for whatever product is on the box. What is the instruction manual? The Bible. Who is the Manufacturer? God. It is simple to put together our lives when we abide by what God has given to us from the beginning, His Word.
There was a day when absolute truths were a given. In today’s present age, on college campuses, this reality is up to debate. Words like: equality, justice, love, and civil rights have meaning. Today’s generation may not necessarily know the original intent of these words. We cannot change the meaning of words simply to get our way. We have to ask ourselves, “What is truth?” Jesus said this in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is truth, and His words are truth. Outside of Him there is no other way into a relationship with God. On a recent Fox News Panel, Pastor J.D. Greear with The Summit Church and Bishop Reverend Harry Jackson, Jr. Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church discuss the very realities of preaching truth in today’s society.
Be greatly encouraged and stirred as you listen to these powerful reminders of the impactful words of Jesus, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: relevancy, society, culture, truth, love, hope, Fox News, and the Word of God. Greg and John shared in this segment.See more, related content and articles for this article.