Welcome to Lessons for US – Tea Party Christian Issues Explained for You. Here you will find short videos for tea-party Christians.
why this website?
Although I have strong beliefs, I realized that in many cases I could not give three clear reasons for my beliefs. TV news stories and magazine articles often do not clearly explain the underlying reasons for taking the Tea Party-Christian side of an issue. Therefore, I decided to find resources on the Internet that would explain the views of Tea Party-Christians. I tried to find short (5 minute) videos that addressed each of three reasons in support of the Tea Party-Christian stance. I sought informative videos, not rants, that didn’t personally attack anybody but rather presented well researched supporting evidence.
I did not seek permission from the video creators to include their videos at this site. Therefore, they do not necessarily agree with any of the other videos at this site. I believe that sites such as this are mutually beneficial to their audiences and also to the video creators by introducing a new audience to the video creators.
WHAT IS THE TEA PARTY
HERMAN CAIN DELIVERS TEA PARTY RESPONSE TO STATE OF THE UNION 2012
Description: Herman Cain provides a nice summary of the Tea Party when he explains that “Many people are Tea Party people and they don’t know it. If you believe in less taxes, less government, the free market system, more individual responsibility, and enforcing the Constitution, you are a Tea Party person, but you may not know it.”
JOHN PIPER – WHAT MUST SOMEONE BELIEVE IN ORDER TO BE SAVED?
Description: John Piper, author and Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN explains how you can be saved from your sins and receive eternal life: 1. I am a sinner; 2. There is a holy God; 3. We are alienated from God and under God’s holy judgment; 4. Jesus was God; 5. Jesus did not sin; 6. Jesus died in my place; 7. Jesus rose from the dead; 8. You cannot earn or work for salvation but through faith can receive Jesus’ payment.
Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.” Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Dave Johnson has a Ph.D. in education and has spent over 30 years as a college instructor.
Statement of faith and principles
In one God, who exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
God created the universe and directly created (not evolved) human beings in the very image of God.
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God and is therefore inerrant and authoritative.
Adam, the first man, willfully disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the world, and as a result, all persons are sinners from conception and are therefore subject to eternal punishment, under the just condemnation of a holy God.
Jesus Christ died on the cross in full substitution and payment for the sins of all, was buried, arose physically from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven where He now intercedes for all believers.
Each person can be saved only through the work of Jesus Christ, through repentance of sin and by faith alone in Him as Savior. The believer is declared righteous, born again by the Holy Spirit, turned from sin, and assured of heaven.
The Holy Spirit indwells all who are born again, conforming them to the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is a process completed only in Heaven. Every believer is responsible to live in obedience to the Word of God in separation from sin.
The return of Christ for all believers is imminent. It will be followed by seven years of great tribulation, and then the coming of Christ to establish His earthly kingdom for a thousand years. The unsaved will then be raised and judged according to their works and separated forever from God in hell. The saved, having been raised, will live forever in heaven in fellowship with God.
In the need to eliminate excessive taxes. Government does not have a presumptive claim on our property but should raise taxes only to spend on legitimate government purposes (preserve order, do justice, restrain evil, provide for common defense and general public health and welfare – not to take care of people or meet all of their needs).
In the need to reduce the National Debt to prudent level by reducing government spending.
In the need to eliminate deficit spending by spending no more than the tax revenues that are collected.
In the need to protect free markets by eliminating bailouts and unnecessary regulations and paperwork and government interference in the markets, including the repeal of Obamacare.
In the need to abide by the Constitution of the United States in which power resides with the people and not with the government and that government power should be limited, enumerated, and constrained by our Constitution.
In the need to promote individual and civic responsibility, acknowleging that humans are creative and capable of responsibility, restraint, and self help and deserve and equal opportunity to thrive in these United States. Also, private charities have the capacity to help the unfortunate.
In the need to reduce the overall size of government by transferring responsibility to the local level and reducing government spending.