Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, now a national political commentator, spoke at two outdoor morning services at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro recently, telling of what he believes is the best way to prevent America’s collapse.
The services held June 27 and June 28 opened with worship music medleys led by contemporary Christian music group The Katinas.
Following the music, Allen Jackson, the senior pastor of World Outreach Church, welcomed Huckabee by saying, “We are honored to welcome back to World Outreach this weekend a friend of the church. Mike Huckabee has been here several times. He is a consistent, faithful voice for my boss, Jesus of Nazareth, and I appreciate his courage and his boldness.”
Huckabee, a Southern Baptist pastor and the author of more than a dozen books, began his speech by expressing his appreciation for Jackson and the church. He then joked about now being introduced at places as “Sarah’s dad,” referring to his daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former press secretary for President Donald Trump.
“If America falls — I pray it doesn’t, but it could — it will not be because we are attacked from the outside,” he said as people watched him on a large video screen set up in the church’s parking lot. “It won’t be a sudden, sneak attack, like what happened at Pearl Harbor or 9/11. It will not be from an outside force that suddenly presents itself. If America collapses, as we know it and love it, it will be because this country was eaten from the inside. Not all at once, but little by little, the foundations of America will have been destroyed, and it will have happened in a way that many people will have not seen it coming.
“Unless God brings a spiritual revival to this country, there is no way we can continue on the path we are on, and expect that our grandchildren will live in the kind of America that we have taken for granted.”
Huckabee tapes a TV show each week in Hendersonville. He said that he has a book scheduled to be released in the fall, “The Three Cs that Made America Great: Christianity, Capitalism, and the Constitution”.
Huckabee’s speech contained a strong spiritual emphasis on his belief that the biggest problem facing the United States isn’t one of race, economics or education, but a spiritual battle between good and evil which requires a spiritual solution.
He said that his message is not a political one, nor did he want to sway anyone to a particular political party, but to draw attention to the seriousness of the nation’s spiritual need.
Huckabee spoke about the unique place of America in world history. He stressed that he believed that God does not judge people by their family or background but by their relationship to Jesus Christ.
He said that the Bill of Rights and Constitution put all the limitations on the government and not on its citizens. “It doesn’t say what you can or cannot have. It tells the government what it can’t or cannot do with what you have,” he said.
Huckabee also gave his opinion on the recent racial protests around the country.
“So many people want to make everything about race. What we have is a sin problem, not a skin problem, and the way to solve it is very simple. It’s come to God, because if you realize who God is, and you reconcile yourself to God, you cannot hate somebody because of his or her race,” he said.
Huckabee ended his speech with a prayer of repentance, asking God to forgive everyone for their self-importance, for good to prevail over evil and for God to use people as agents of change for good in the country.