Phil Robertson explains his journey from ‘rank heathen’ to ‘biblically correct’ believer

Never one to shy away from sharing his unvarnished opinion, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has lived a very interesting life. On radio this morning, Robertson joined Glenn to candidly discuss his path from “rank heathen” to “biblically correct” believer. While Robertson “ran with the wicked” for the first 28 years of his life, he found a way to “run with the Godly” for the last 40 years, and he is now trying to help others do the same.

“I was just a rank heathen… I've been an immoral heathen, [and] drunk, and I didn't even know what the Gospel of Jesus was,” Robertson admitted. “When I heard [the gospel] at 28, all I can say is… I coughed up my sins, which were many… I traveled with the wicked… So the bottom line is: I ran with the wicked for 28 years, Beck, and I've now run with the Godly for the last 40.”

As Robertson explained, the contrast between those two lifestyles is “astounding.” Glenn asked him to explain the path that led him to find Jesus. Robertson’s wife – known as “Miss Kay” on the hugely popular A&E show – played a major role.

After years of “running” his family and friends off, Miss Kay finally convinced Robertson to sit down with “the guy who came into the beer joint… with a Bible in his hand.”

“I took Miss Kay's advice and I talked to the guy,” Robertson said. “He shared Jesus with me… His death for my sins, His resurrection. I thought, ‘My goodness, how in the world did I ever miss that?’ I wasn't even aware of the one I had been counting time by, you know. It is 2014 A.D.”

What Robertson realized in retrospect is that he was essentially trapped by the life he was living. It was not until he “came into the light” that he realized the depths of where he had been.

“Once I saw and I came into the light, and I renounced darkness, and I breathed a sigh of relief, I thought, ‘My goodness, what have I been doing,’” Robertson said. “I didn't realize… what a trap I had been in until I was released from the trap. Once I was released from the trap, and I looked back at where I'd been, it scared the daylights out of me.”

Because of what he has overcome in his life, Robertson has dedicated the last few decades to helping other people overcome their own obstacles. Robertson believes that he can show a nonbeliever or someone who has lost their way the “mighty throne” the grace of God has given them.

“I'll show you a mighty throne,” Robertson concluded. “That's kind of my story on where I came from and why I'm here. I was just afraid that if I didn't get this out, someone may miss it like I had for 28 years. So the reason I'm so motivated to answer your question to tell them is because I'm afraid they'll miss it and I love them.”

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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