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The FACT Report is a one-minute radio commentary on events that impact life, the family and religious liberty in Tennessee.

The FACT Report is heard weekly on the Bott Radio Network, including Memphis on WCRV 640 AM and 100.7 FM; Nashville on WCRT 1160 AM, WECV 89.1 FM, and 107.1 FM; Clarksville on 99.5 FM; Dickson on 91.5 FM; and Gallatin on 93.9 FM. Plus, you can also hear The FACT Report on Top Gun Radio in the Tri-Cities and WNKJ based in Kentucky.

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Help in Ages Past, Hope for Years to Come

Given humanism’s grip on our culture, is calling people back to a belief in the sovereignty of God not an implied rejection of the many improvements made over the last hundred years or an abandonment of the possibility for future progress?

Absolutely not! Correlation between our embrace of humanism and progress does not prove causation. If God is sovereign, then that progress was because of God’s good providence, even if He used human activity to bring it about.

Abandoning humanism does not lead a Christian to long for the past or give up on the future, because our gratitude for the past and our expectation for the future rests not in man, but in the sovereignty of God, whose goodness is manifest in His salvation and who is moving things forward to a glorious end that He has appointed.

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Will We Accept the Cure for What Ails Us?

As American culture continues to die, some conservatives believe we need to emphasize more the Enlightenment’s principles of human autonomy and reason while others say those principles, by themselves, will continue our deathly trajectory.

This latter group believes the Enlightenment’s principles succeeded because other things were also at work—a generally agreed-upon moral code, intact families, and strong private associations.

Consequently, they believe those conditions must return if our decline is to stop and progress is to continue. However, those conditions weren’t due to human achievement. They were the product of belief in the sovereign God of the Bible, spread through the Reformation that preceded the Enlightenment.

What Enlightenment thinkers want is continued progress but without God. Yes, life apart from God is certain death. Acknowledging the sovereign God is not a cure Enlightenment thinkers will swallow.

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What’s the Cure for America’s Ills?

Last week’s Report focused on Jonah Goldberg’s newest book, The Suicide of the West, and his belief that America is dying because it is rejecting the Enlightenment’s ideals of individual autonomy and the power and adequacy of human reason to solve our problems. His critics assert that embracing those ideals naturally leads to a culture’s death.

We agree. But what is the cure?

Unfortunately, Goldberg’s critics stopped short of articulating a path away from death and to health, because they seemed unwilling to forthrightly declare that the only alternative to a philosophy grounded in individual autonomy and human wisdom is its denial of those beliefs and an assertion of God’s autonomy—what Christians call God’s sovereignty—and His wisdom.

The Enlightenment’s philosophy does lead to death because the rejection of God and His salvation always leads to death.

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Why Political Conservatives Think America is Dying

Jonah Goldberg’s newest book, The Suicide of the West, has generated a huge debate among those who consider themselves political conservatives.

Goldberg argues the West, which includes America, is committing suicide because it is rejecting what he considers the basis of our success, the Enlightenment’s emphasis on individual autonomy and reliance on human wisdom. But other conservatives disagree, arguing that America is dying as a natural result of embracing the Enlightenment’s humanism.

In other words, both sides agree that America is dying. Their conclusion is consistent with what most Americans tell pollsters, that America is “off track.”

The question is whether their diagnoses are correct. If we don’t diagnosis our condition rightly, then a cure is impossible.

We hope you’ll listen over the next few weeks as we talk about their diagnoses and the cure we need.

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