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We Will Not Be Silenced (book)

We Will Not Be Silenced (book)


If I could, I would put this book into the hands of every Christian in America.”

—Dr. David Jeremiah

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,

for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

Each day, you watch America turn further from Christian values and the core principles of liberty. It’s frustrating to feel you can’t assert biblical truth without facing condemnation, and fearful to witness outrage and victimhood replace respect and reason. Amidst this dissent, how can you not only stay rooted in your own faith, but continue publicly testifying for Jesus?

In We Will Not Be Silenced, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer prepares you to live out your convictions against a growing tide of hostility. Gain a better understanding of nonbelievers’ legitimate hurts and concerns regarding issues like racism, sexism, and poverty—and identify the toxic responses secular culture disguises as solutions. In the process, you’ll see how you can show compassion and gentleness to those outside of the faith without affirming their beliefs.

We Will Not Be Silenced will ready you to move beyond fear and boldly accept the challenge of representing Christ to a watching world that needs Him now more than ever before.


FOREWORD by Dr. David Jeremiah

Recently, while sitting at the breakfast table, I told my wife that I felt like I was living through the dismantling of America. We talked about the horror of watching the news each night and seeing this country that we love being destroyed before our very eyes. How could this be happening? What does it mean? Where is it leading? What can we do?

These are the cultural questions that are being asked in almost any setting you visit today. Unfortunately, almost no one is providing any answers

But Erwin Lutzer, in We Will Not Be Silenced, is responding. And what he has written about what is happening in our nation is the most complete, the most honest, and the most understandable explanation I have encountered.

I agreed to write this foreword because I believe you need to read this book—not just the first few pages but every page, every paragraph, every word. You will even be helped by the notes at the end of the book.

If I could, I would put We Will Not Be Silenced into the hands of every Christian in America. But it is already in your hands, and I want to tell you why you should read it.

This book examines every cultural issue we are facing. Nothing is left out. It addresses diversity issues, racial issues, gender issues, immigration issues, social justice issues, media issues, issues of free speech, and issues rooted in Socialism, Darwinism and Marxism. Saddest of all, it covers issues related to the church and how it is responding to all of this.

We Will Not Be Silenced examines all of the above and much more. But it doesn’t just examine them, it explains them. Why are these things happening? How did we get to where we are without noticing where we were headed? Over the past year, we have watched as criminal mobs have ravaged our cities, burned down our buildings, and declared war on our police. What has been most troubling has been the attempt of these organized rioters to tear down our monuments and deface our historic buildings. Why are they doing this? It is not just random civil disobedience. Nor is it lawful protests gone awry.

Erwin Lutzer explains that behind all of this destructive behavior is the determination of the Marxists to destroy America’s history so that it can be replaced by a new Marxist “history” that is being inculcated into our children’s minds from kindergarten through graduate school. They’re not just tearing down monuments, they’re trying to destroy the very foundation upon which our nation was founded. They understand that “he who controls the past, controls the future.”

Erwin Lutzer traces every secular cultural expression back to its roots. These things are not just “happening,” they have been orchestrated. They are not random individual occurrences; they are all part of a carefully scripted and produced overture to the destruction of America.

Finally, this book does not just examine what is happening, and explain why it is happening, it exhorts us to respond to what is happening. Lutzer asks, “How do we live courageously in a culture where people who shout the loudest win the argument? How do we live during a time when Christianity is openly being remade to blend more comfortably into a secularized culture?”

Here is Erwin Lutzer’s hopeful answer for you, for me, and for all who call upon the name of the Lord:

“I want to inspire us to have the courage to walk toward the fire and not run away from the flames. God has brought us to this cultural moment, and our future cannot be taken for granted. As has been said, ‘In a time of universal deception, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.’”

I want to encourage you to prayerfully—and carefully—read this book. Take good notes, highlight the key passages, write in the margins. And when you have finally wrapped your mind and heart around these truths, don’t be silent!

—David Jeremiah

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