Charity Restores the Human Spirit, Delivering Faith and Hope

Editor’s Note: The following is based on an excerpt from 'The Glenn Beck Program' on December 12, 2016.

I have something on the wall in my office. It's notes from Hugh Stafford, one of the guys imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. He talks about how you're not supposed to judge others and how important it is to forgive others, even if they're not asking you for forgiveness.

I can't think of another way that we survive because the world is going over a cliff. I haven't changed. I haven't changed my principles ---not a single one. The principle is still the Constitution of the United States. I don't believe in progressivism. I believe in the Constitution.

More importantly, I have faith. And I have hope because I have seen the charitable works of America. I know Americans. I know where their heart really is. Sometimes it just gets buried.

If we can't find that heart at this time, well, then we're not the people we once were and should be. The fundamental transformation of America will have happened. You see, the fundamental transformation of America was never about the policies. The fundamental transformation of America was really about getting you to shut up and sit down and not be good.

Sometimes the people on the left, they don't believe that we are good. They believe that we only cling to our God and our guns and have antipathy towards others, that we don't care.

But I know that's not true, on the left and the right, I know that's not true. There are bad guys on the right and bad guys on the left, but the majority of us are Americans for all of the good things that that means.

The answer is always faith, hope and charity.

And look what's happening to our faith on little things: The war on Christmas, the destruction of tradition. The degradation of all things that are sacred until there's nothing sacred anymore. All the way to the city policy in Houston of turning in sermons so they can see what pastors are preaching. The removal of prayer in school. Quite honestly, the damage that Christians have done to Christianity. What does it even mean anymore?

We've lost hope that our children will do better. We've lost hope in the idea that America is already great, that we've already lost our shining city on the hill. We've put our faith and our hope in men and in parties, and we've lost our hope as we attack the family. And we're told charity is the government's responsibility. We're told constantly that we're not charitable, that people are lazy, they get what they deserve. We're being divided by hatred, and we're not seeing people as people anymore.

Faith is perfect knowledge. The perfect knowledge of the things you know that are true, but don't see. I know who we are, but I don't necessarily see it.

You want to have faith and hope? You want to really change the world? I'll show you how we do it.

We went out on Saturday as a family and as a church. And we found a battered women's shelter and the number of kids there and how old they were. Then we went shopping for them. It was really quite cool. Five truckloads of toys for these kids.

We got to shop for the boys, and the ladies and girls shopped for the girls. So Raphe and Tim and I went in the toy aisle, and, I mean, it was great. We got to buy the things that we would have wanted. So I was over with the Star Wars things with Raphe, and Tim was over with the Batman stuff. We bought for certain ages and we kept everything separated.

What the church had done --- which I think is great --- they put everything into a warehouse, like a store, and then the moms got to shop for what the kids wanted. So we built a toy store for free for these moms in the battered shelter. Oh, it was so great.

I don't know a single person that didn't walk out of there restored. Helping others restores you. Charity is the way to hope and faith --- and healing our country.

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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