A bold, new film defies all political correctness this election season by declaring America’s biggest battle come November won’t be electoral, but spiritual.
For the maker of “300 Million Slaves,” however, there’s no separating the church’s battles from the state’s.
“Our personal freedoms, our economic freedoms, our political freedoms and our religious freedoms – they’re all interconnected,” declares Kirk Elliott, Ph.D., an economist and analyst who wrote and produced the film. “If we lose one of them, we lose all of them.
“When everything is falling apart at the exact same time, it tells me one thing,” says Elliott, “that these are physical manifestations of a spiritual battle being waged. … And when we know what kind of battle it is, we know how to fight it.”
Elliot told WND that this election season, the Christian church can no longer afford to sit silently on the sidelines while agendas in Washington erode the fabric of freedoms Americans enjoy.
“Only about 60 percent of evangelicals are registered to vote, and not all of them actually do vote. So, it’s imperative that the church body as a whole wake up, become active, make their voices heard and vote their values,” Elliot said. “If not, we get what we ask for. Protestants and Catholics are a huge voting block, and if we were as active as some of the more vocal groups, we could make a difference and change our culture.”
“The goal is to equip and empower the viewer to engage in their community and make a difference in the lives of those around us,” Elliott told WND. “We can do this by speaking the truth in love.
“How would Jesus have acted in the political arena?” he asked. “He would have held politicians’ feet to the fire; He would have held them accountable. He would have encouraged them to do the right thing. That’s what we must do if we expect to have a nation left for future generations. This DVD lays out steps of what we can do as a church to engage our community and change our culture. We were created to be world changers, but to be a world changer we cannot remain silent.”
A trailer for the film can be seen below:
Citing America’s economic woes, a crushing national debt and a culture increasingly bankrupt of biblical morality and politically divided, Elliott warns solutions won’t be found in Republican vs. Democrat, but in light vs. dark.
“We’ve got the politicians we have in this country because the church is asleep at the wheel; and this is exactly how the government wants it,” Elliott explains. “If the church is silent – and not speaking the truth in love – then the only people speaking are the liars. We need to change that.”
“300 Million Slaves” is the clarion call of a movement to mobilize the church, both before and after the election, to break free from the shackles of fear and become a transformative voice in the American culture.
In fact, Elliott proposes Christians don’t stop at merely watching the film or visiting its website, but begin a five-step plan for making an impact, starting with joining a community dubbed Today’s America:
Join the Today’s America community. Sign up for the free newsletter and regularly become a part of the discussions on the community website. Then you will realize you are not alone in this battle, but part of an emerging movement of courageous, bold and politically active believers who not only speak the truth, but speak the truth in love with a heartfelt passion to be world changers.
Vote, and vote your conscience. It is important that we, as believers, vote our values. John Quincy Adams once said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
Help a political candidate who shares your biblical values. Your help needs to come through prayer support, with your time, talents and money. If we are going to win this battle it needs to be a team effort, and we have to put some skin in the game.
Run for political office. This isn’t for everyone, but if God calls you to do it, then run and don’t look back. We serve a God who equips those He calls, not necessarily who calls those who seem equipped.
Pray and fast. The Bible clearly instructs us to pray for those in authority over us. We must pray for those we like and dislike. Pray that the Lord would completely overpower them, consume them and work in them and through them.
“These are just the first steps,” Elliott claims. “As time goes on, the Today’s America community will provide news, commentary and regular videos from some of the country’s most well known, socially conservative, Christian thinkers in the areas of politics, family and marriage issues, economics, life issues, culture, worldview, education, religious freedom, foreign relations and more. Our journey together is about to begin.”
Finally, Elliott warns, alluding to the title of the film, no person can escape the tyranny that follows when freedoms are lost: “This is a battle for our souls; it really is. Left to our own devices, we will be slaves.”