“…the righteous gives and does not hold back.” Proverbs 21:26
Henry Ward Beecher wrote, “A man that has lost moral sense is like a man in battle with both of his legs shot off; he has nothing to stand on.” Can this be said of America? Are we losing our moral sense?
There was a time in America when we expected character, integrity and civility in our nation. We expected our leaders to have reasonably good moral character and to be accountable to and uphold the Constitution and the law. We expected our media sources to be objective in keeping us informed about local and world events.
Those values have gone by the wayside and we are feeling the loss. Tragically, we have lost our moral compass and it has left us adrift in an ocean of godless relativism minus real truth. We celebrate immorality. We arrogantly defy natural law. We witness an incredible lack of diplomacy and respect in the public forum. But perhaps worst of all is the rejection and disrespect for God. The apostle Paul spoke of this in Romans 1: 21-22: “Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.”
If there ever was a time to stand for biblical truth it is today. At TLN, we intend to be counted among those who do proclaim biblical truth in the public forum. Whether it’s through our own original programming or through the other ministries who have joined us on our television stations and internet streams, our goal is to build an oasis of spiritual truth. We intend to be a place where you and your family can go for spiritual answers and for spiritual growth. We believe the Bible is the ultimate truth and for over forty years we have done our best to present that truth. We have been able to do it because you and others like you have cared enough to pray for us and generously support us. We need your prayers and support more than ever before.
I know, like me, you’re passionate about making the Gospel available to the next generation by all possible means; partner with us as we continue to stand for biblical truth to our nation and the world.
Jerry K. Rose, Chairman of the Board, Total Living International
On August 19th, TLN will again partner with PRAY CHICAGO at the Chicagoland United for Prayer rally. We’re grateful for the multi-ethnic trio heading up this event: Dr. John Fuder (Founder & Director, Heart for the City and Visionary Leader, Pray Chicago); Bishop William Hudson, III (pastor of Prayer and Faith Outreach Ministries) and Apostle Carlos Chica (Red de Ministros)! These individuals and groups are committed to unifying the body of Christ for impact in Chicago, its suburbs and all the communities we serve. Learn More on our Community page HERE.
“Getting together with these leaders and various ethnic faith communities has been more than exciting. We’re meeting in the spirit of John 17, and I’m taking as much deep delight in the ‘process’ of deepening unity as in the arrival of the events themselves.” ~ Doc Fuder
Thousands have been gathering at events in Chicago and the suburbs to lift up our communities, families, churches, schools, public officials and law enforcement in prayer. The escalation of hostilities and discord can only be cured by Christ’s love and His Church uniting together to spread His message of hope and love. And TLN continues to amplify Pray Chicago’s and partner ministries’ efforts to thousands of viewers who cannot attend—but can pray!
Various prayer walks will kick off on 8/19 in the Lawndale, Little Village and East Garfield Park neighborhoods, culminating in a Prayer Rally in Douglas Park. Pray Chicago and TLN rally believers to “wear our prayers” in practical actions and presence in our communities, and so the rally will culminate in a “Blessing the Community” outreach including music, food, back-to-school giveaways, complimentary immunizations, wellness checks and more.
TLN’s goal is to share the Gospel and help viewers live it out as the core truth and reality of life itself. Our culture will be changed by believers living out their faith day by day. TLN shines the light on the good work of events like these and informs our viewers how to get involved with organizations coming together to make a Kingdom impact in our communities.
Your donations support TLN’s partnerships with faith-based organizations and events in the greater Chicagoland area, across our nation and globe, reaching thousands who may not watch Christian television. As you give generously this month, will you also pray for the Chicagoland United for Prayer event—and if you live nearby, attend if you can! More information is available at PrayChicago.us and ChicagoPrays.org. The only answer to the bad news in our world is the Good News of Jesus Christ!