Long before he became one of the most revered and successful presidents in the history of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan was revealing his true evangelical nature in radio and television commentaries, speeches and appearances, along the lines of another iconic radio personality of the same era, Paul Harvey. As early as 1964 he was also laying the foundation of his conservative roots by supporting Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater and nothing more represents his political positions at the time than A Time For Choosing which aired on NBC October 27th 1964.


By 1977 he was a full-blown advocate of the efficacy of the Bible (especially of the original King James Version) and in one of his famous radio addresses from September 6th 1977 he eloquently gives his thoughts on the “Good News Bible” (also called the Good News for Modern Man and Today’s English Version) in comparison to the Authorized Version known as the King James Bible. Without going into the entire transcript, here is the content which begins at the 3:24 mark of the video following the introduction of the roots of biblical history…

Selected Transcript
Mr. Hanser has quoted from both the St. James Version & the Good News Bible some well known passages for us to compare. A few thousand years ago Job said “How forcible are right words!” [Job 6:25] The new translators have him saying “Honest words are convincing.” That’s only for openers. There is the passage [Eccl. 1:18], “For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow”. Is it really an improvement to say instead, “The wiser you are, the more worries you have; the more you know the more it hurts?” In the New Testament, in Mathew, we read “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way.” [Matthew 3:3] The Good News version translates that, “Someone is shouting in the desert. Get the road ready.” It sounds like a straw boss announcing lunch hour is over.

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The hauntingly beautiful 23rd Psalm is the same in both versions, for a few words, “The Lord is my shepherd” but instead of continuing “I shall not want” we are supposed to say “I have everything I need.” The Christmas story has undergone some modernizing but one can hardly call it improved. The wondrous words “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy” [Luke 2:10] has become, “Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you.” The sponsors of the Good News version boast that their Bible is as readable as the daily paper  – and so it is. But do readers of the daily news find themselves moved to wonder, “at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth?” [Luke 4:22] Mr. Hanser suggests that sadly the “tinkering and general horsing around with the sacred texts will no doubt continue” as pious drudges try to get it right. “It will not dawn on them that it has already been gotten right.”
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And everyone said “Amen” to that! Which allows us a nice segue` into the most important period of Ronald Wilson Reagan and his evangelicalism, and that would be the eight years of his remarkable presidency. Following the attempted assassination on his life before he was barely in office (ie 69 days into his first term) he reflected on the incident as described in Wikipedia: “The attempt had great influence on Reagan’s popularity; polls indicated his approval rating to be around 73 percent.[61] Reagan believed that God had spared his life so that he might go on to fulfill a greater purpose[38]and, although not a Catholic, meetings with Mother Teresa, Cardinal Terence Cooke, and fellow shooting survivor Pope John Paul II reinforced this belief.[62] Agent Parr came to believe that God had directed his life to save Reagan, and became a pastor.[9] (Agent Parr has since died in October 2015) … The attack seriously wounded the President’s Press Secretary, James Brady, who sustained a serious head wound and became permanently disabled. Brady remained as Press Secretary for the remainder of Reagan’s administration, but this was primarily a titular role. Brady died on August 4, 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia, at the age of 73. His death was ruled a homicide, a consequence of this shooting”.[67]

A president who spoke of “reading the Bible” and who presented Jesus with admiration, truth and love? Contrast that with what has come since in the form of the Clinton religious, cultural, and criminal calamity, and the past eight years of the Obama Administration declension into the dark abyss of delusional efficacy. A stark illustration that it doesn’t take long for a nation to stagger into child killing, sodomy, godlessness, depravity, and derangement; then perish for ever.

If ever we needed an incoming president with the biblical qualities of a Ronald Wilson Reagan, then now is the hour. The biblical clock is poised at 3 minutes to midnight and tick, tick, ticking on into eternity… NOW is the hour!

Our Father’s God, to thee, Author of liberty,
to Thee we sing! Long may our land be bright
with Freedom’s Holy light; 
protect us by Thy might,
great God, our King!

Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!