As we remember the birthday of Ronald Reagan, the greatest American president of the last 150 years, this is another of his hallmark speeches. This is another of those speeches which displayed his deep character and his burning love of freedom. It was his speech on March 8, 1983 to the National Association of Evangelicals in which he first used the term “evil empire,” in referring to what truly was an evil empire: the Soviet Union.
Today is the birthday of the greatest American president in the last 150 years: Ronald Reagan. As we remember this giant of a man, this great freedom fighter, this tireless apostle of the American way, watch this video of one of his greatest moments: when he called on the Soviets to tear down the freedom-robbing Berlin Wall.
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Jesus’ invitation is to “enter the kingdom of God.” Practically, this means that we are saved out of our isolation and alienation and into the community of God’s people. As C. S. Lewis points out in his classic work Mere Christianity, when Christians are “united together in a body, loving one another, helping one another…” their life together becomes “the one really adequate instrument for learning about God….” There is a profoundly corporate sense to God’s redemptive plan that carries forward from national Israel to form a new covenant people (the church) out of both the Jew and Gentile into the new Israel.