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Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival


In an interview you’ll only see on The Brody File, Sen. Ted Cruz says spiritual revival is needed in America saying, “I think we’re at the edge of a precipice. If we keep going down this path we’re risking losing our nation. We’re risking losing the incredible oasis of liberty.”

The Brody File team spoke to Cruz on Friday in Iowa after he spoken at the Pastors and Pews events in Des Moines. A partial transcription is below along with the video.

Mandatory Courtesy: CBN News/The Brody File

David Brody: Do you believe that spiritual revival is needed in this country?

Sen. Ted Cruz: Without a doubt.

I think we’re at the edge of a precipice. If we keep going down this path we’re risking losing our nation. We’re risking losing the incredible oasis of liberty.

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# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

We are "One Nation Under God". Mr. Cruz is correct, we need to get back on the right path or we will lose our Liberty.
Left by PrayforPeace on Jul 23, 2013 10:53 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

I am thrilled to learn that at least one person in Washington D.C. knows we need a spiritual awakening. That is the cry of my heart because it's the ONLY thing that will save this country or world.
Left by Dorothy Grappo on Jul 23, 2013 10:55 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Yes without any doubt America needs a bible centered revival. Its not about hyper morality or some fake showing of religiosity but actual worship and fear of God that welcomes the bible.

decades ago some warned that kicking out the bible from public school would bring, in effect, a cursing on society. Oh how could that be? others said... the connection is there, take away the bible and in effect it does the will of what the enemies of the bible strive for.

50 years ago unmarried couples who lived together? were scorned and ridiculed for not being married but living like they were; today? its like nobody cares.

we need a revival but outside of doing it as a result of tragedy. 9/11 brought a revival, for the first time it was ok to say Im praying and it was ok to go to church. The enemy of a revival is to say all religions are the same making them on par with the bible, its not true only the bible has been authenticated, other religions exist to pull people away from the truth
Left by Bradley Allen on Jul 23, 2013 11:14 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

As much as I agree that America has lost its way, 2012 was proof that a bible thumper (Rick Perry) is an alienating distraction in the primary.

Republicans need 5% of the Obama-nation voters. That will require someone strong on the economy, strong on handouts, strong in politics, and able to cross the line to appeal to that 5% of Dems that have a brain and actually care about the countries future.

Many have written off Chris Christie because he committed the “sin” of shaking Obama’s hand after a natural disaster struck his state. He is by far the most knowledgeable, capable, eloquent person Republicans have.
Left by MoFreeMoney on Jul 23, 2013 11:19 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

I agree with Senator Cruz that we need a spiritual revival in this country.There has been a moral breakdown of the family in all cultures in the country.One has to look no further than the black family.At one time in our history the strongest family unit was the black family.Today over 73% of black children are born out of wedlock to uneducated young black women.There is an 85% chance that the mother and child will remain in poverty for the rest of their lives.Let's look at the black leaders today.How can Jesse Jackson tell young black women to stay in school an not get pregnant, while he is getting women pregnant other than his wife.Unfortunately,you can't have a spiritual revival when your leaders are either immoral or amoral.The liberal media is a big part of the problem.If you are a Christian like Tim Tebow the media attacks you for your moral values.However, if you are a gay athelete they praise you for being gay.
Left by Alces on Jul 23, 2013 11:19 AM

# The American Illusion

THE AMERICAN ILLUSION

Open your eyes, hear the call,
America, America prepare for your fall-

A once mighty giant,
a true sight to see-
America, America,
your heart was never free-

You've tasted from the menu of Life,
and will soon see why your confused-
You've been racing to find your comfort zone,
while God's Word was being abused-

America, America
the day now draws near,
your heart will be tested-
God's message made clear-

These times will cause struggle,
and suffering there will be-
Your beliefs will be challenged,
many hearts set free-

America, America
how distracted you are-
How you chase an illusion,
like a guiding star-

Your children cry in your streets,
you pretend not to hear-
While you chase your illusion,
your end is so near-

America, America
who has been given more-
Who has been more blessed,
who ignores more poor?

Your tree drops poisonous fruits,
your children wander for a clue-
How lost you have now become,
while the whole world points at you-

James
Left by JAMES on Jul 23, 2013 11:24 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

THE AMERICAN ILLUSION

Open your eyes, hear the call,
America, America prepare for your fall-

A once mighty giant,
a true sight to see-
America, America,
your heart was never free-

You've tasted from the menu of Life,
and will soon see why your confused-
You've been racing to find your comfort zone,
while God's Word was being abused-

America, America
the day now draws near,
your heart will be tested-
God's message made clear-

These times will cause struggle,
and suffering there will be-
Your beliefs will be challenged,
many hearts set free-

America, America
how distracted you are-
How you chase an illusion,
like a guiding star-

Your children cry in your streets,
you pretend not to hear-
While you chase your illusion,
your end is so near-

America, America
who has been given more-
Who has been more blessed,
who ignores more poor?

Your tree drops poisonous fruits,
your children wander for a clue-
How lost you have now become,
while the whole world points at you-

James
Left by JAMES on Jul 23, 2013 11:29 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Ted is right that we need a spiritual revival in this country, but he also wants to Expand immigration which is the destruction of our nation.

Contrary to the current meme, our country was not founded by immigrants - it was founded by colonists that forged a new country out of the wilderness for themselves and their posterity. It is our inheritance and it is being sacrificed at the table of political correctness, just as surely as Esau gave up his inheritance for a pot of stew, Americans are giving up their inheritance for the porridge of a false self-righteousness of "multiculturalism" that is nothing but the death of the American way of life and freedom.

http://americandictators.blogspot.com/2013/07/legal-immigration-and-immigration.html
Left by WarriorClass III on Jul 23, 2013 11:31 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

I am in total agreement with Senator Cruz that a spiritual revival is badly needed in this country.However, looking at the moral values of our present leaders I seriously doubt it will happen.
Left by Alces on Jul 23, 2013 11:31 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

There are occasions disagree with Senator Cruz, but this calling of our spiritual renewal is without doubt the right answer. America, the beautiful needs this spiritual prescription. Bravo Rt. Hon. Senator Cruz.
Left by Johnnie on Jul 23, 2013 11:48 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

No question that America's spiritual ABYSS is by design.

Homosexuality, abortion, destruction of the family, pornography in the media and music. We have under an insidious assault for decades.

Step one is recognizing the enemy. It is Zionism.
Left by James on Jul 23, 2013 12:01 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

We most certainly need revival and without it we will perish as a nation. What most people fail to realize is that God put Obama in power. Several times in Daniel the Word says God sets up kings and deposes them. It says He is over all the nations. God put Obama and these other people over us because to many people in this country asked for this type of leadership because it is a match with their lifestyle. Unless we repent and soon we will be destroyed as a nation. As Christians we need to clean up our own lives 1st. Then ask God to give us one person or so in our circle to pray for to be saved. One person at a time. We don't have to be Billy Graham but if we all plead for one person at a time people can be saved and the nation saved in the process. When we're done with one person ask for another and on and on. Wake up and do your part.
Left by frank3108 on Jul 23, 2013 12:19 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

A great friend of mine from your state, Ted. I hope you see this and take heart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjfGrtY5CiM
Left by GoodNews on Jul 23, 2013 1:02 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Amen to that!
Left by mtnman28709 on Jul 23, 2013 1:27 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

I agree with most of what's been posted but must refute the remark of Warrior ClassIII re: Ted Cruz supporting immigration. He was vigorously involved in efforts to defeat Senate Bill 744, that expands illegal immigration such bill being against the interests of American citizens. Through Numbers USA I was part of a conference call including Senator Cruz, Senator Sessions and another against S744 during which Senator Cruz pointed out aspects of the bill that disadvantage US Citizens and advised means for grassroots efforts on the part of concerned citizens to insist our Senators and Congressmen do not support this bill. Perhaps Warrior Class III has Cruz confused with Marco Rubio, a sponsor and supporter of S744.
Left by earnestseeker22 on Jul 23, 2013 1:35 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

America has limited time. The major cities in the US appear to have judged themselves. The countryside has dedication but much compromise. Every television set is an abomination. God will judge this nation and within the next 10 years he will do it. God is merciful and will show mercy but often discipline is mercy. Those that attack the apple of God's eye will answer to God. Step one is Repentance and those that make excuses for this nation must repent.
Left by jnh on Jul 23, 2013 2:37 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

This could have not happened at a better time.Everyone must see this video: do a search on "Grinding America Down 63749370". Before it's scrubbed from the Internet! Then pass it while we still can.
Left by xxfireboy on Jul 23, 2013 2:50 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Great to hear!
What a pleasure to hear from someone in politics that realizes the blessings at our finger tips. Sadly, many prefer the disaster awaiting, as our nation turns it's back on our Creator. To them I'd say, you don't have to read the bible, just read some history.
Left by Guido V on Jul 23, 2013 3:19 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

We need to keep looneys like Mr. Cruz out of the Senate. What the US needs is leadership that is fact driven, thoughtful and pragmatic, not mindless followers like Mr. Cruz.
Left by Tyrone on Jul 23, 2013 3:33 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

America isn't a Christian nation anymore. How did we fall so far so fast? I think I know the answer. Who, for the most part creates the popular culture? The movies and television. Who owns all of the major studios and all of the networks? They have a plan and it has been in the works for generations. Not all are privy to it, just like all freemasons don't understand who those at the top of the mason hierarchy worship. Our struggle is not with flesh and bone. Ephesians 6:12 We are no longer lovers of God but lovers of self. We are so blinded by propaganda that we refuse to see the truth. Homosexuals getting married and adopting little boys. 365,000 abortions last year. The media making up its own facts. The White House politicizing a homicide to stir the pot of racial hatred. The Supreme Court has 3 Jews and 6 Catholics. Zero Protestants. Pat Robertson called for Gaddafi to be "taken out". Haggee calling for Americans to support the Zionist apartheid state of Israel.
Left by aubreyfarmer on Jul 23, 2013 5:06 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

I firmly believe that Obama and the progressives are working to destroy the United States of America as we know it. Truth be told, I believe he wants to be a dictator, take all our guns away, take away all our freedoms, and turn us into a socialist/communist/Muslim controlled country.

The only way we can stop this freight train is to embrace GOD with all our hearts and fight for our country. Hitler is still alive, and he has changed his name to Obama.

Left by Joel Brown on Jul 23, 2013 5:32 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

The revival for America should include ...knowledge, instead of stupidity, the end of liberalism instead of caving into socialist baloney time and again. And it means that the white Evangelicals who did not come out in 2012, should come out in droves in 2014 to stop liberal Dems and bring in a real revival, not only spiritually but politically.
Left by phillyfanatic on Jul 23, 2013 5:37 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Our only hope!
Left by ooooo on Jul 23, 2013 5:48 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

@aubreyfarmer on Jul 23, 2013 5:06 PM

False Christian Alert. Most likely a Leftist plant
Left by Albert8184 on Jul 23, 2013 6:23 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Nice to see all the anti-semitic cultural Leftists posting here, posing as Christians and blaming all the worlds problems on Israel... just like any good Leftist and cultural Marxist would do.

Anyone who stands against the Lord's people is against the Lord. Anyone who is against the Lord is for the Devil.
Left by Albert8184 on Jul 23, 2013 6:27 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Speaking to the choir.....problem is, those who believe as we do and are in politics never take the talk to where it's needed.....the inner cities......we need them to encourage those people to see the light.
Left by xsnake on Jul 23, 2013 7:10 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

How about free speach in our churches? The pastors are afraid to loose their tax status? Christians have died for less than this. Where are the courageous christians?
Left by Larry on Jul 23, 2013 8:54 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

No stupid we need an opposition party, not RINOs like all of you. Just vote against the liberals and stop the left wing agenda. It's not rocket science. Obama would have been up for impeachment by now if we had any kind of independent opposition.
Left by FattyZ on Jul 23, 2013 9:26 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Palingenesis.
Left by texasnewt on Jul 23, 2013 10:23 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Of course he's right. But it's too late.
Left by SaludoVencedores on Jul 23, 2013 10:36 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Would that it were so, but this nation is now a majority post-Christian 'society'.
Left by Truth Detector on Jul 23, 2013 10:43 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Ted Cruz must be worshiping a different God from the Lord God of Israel, The Lord of the Bible.

He does not want to give citizenship to people made in the Image and Likeness of God but create in the US a second set of non-citizen people.

The Lord has also told us He will provide. He never told us He will run out of supply, and if we are His Children, we will not run out of supply.

He told us He was impartial and He was forgiving, because the Blood of His Son paid the Price for everyone's sin...including the illegal immigrants.

The Lord of the Bible, tells us to treat the stranger well. He instructed Israel to remember that they were strangers, and to treat the stranger well.

Cruz does not garner my respect, and it is worse when he tries to use the "spiritual" or "god" angle!!!

Ted Cruz messed up and he finds he is hovering between irrelevance and extinction...
Left by liz4 on Jul 23, 2013 11:03 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

The irony of what you all say is that America was not founded as a Christian nation.

"In God we trust" was not always on our money.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_God_we_trust

In the Pledge of Allegiance, "One Nation Under God" was not added until 1954.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance#Addition_of_.22under_God.22

The Constitution has no mention of a god or creator.

Many of the founding fathers believed in deism or were atheist. With the majority being deist.

Thomas Jefferson was quoted with the followed;
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes."
-Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.

The Treaty of Tripoli further solidified this nation as not being a christian nation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripoli
Left by BringerMC on Jul 24, 2013 1:42 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Our Father, Creator of all things, we the people of the United States of America come before You, heads bowed, knees bent, contrite. We have become like the builders of Babel and have lost our fear and reverence that are due You. We have violated each of Your commandments and in our arrogance have sought to justify our actions. We humbly beg Your forgiveness for our transgressions. We seek Your guidance and protection from the evil which infests this world we live in. We pray for the strength to resist it and the courage to follow Your Word. In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Left by dogman on Jul 24, 2013 6:39 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Cant wait to vote for this guy for president.
Yes, absolutly we need a revival of the Godly principals that made America a blessed nation.
Left by henrirt on Jul 24, 2013 8:22 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Honestly, this is the last thing we need. What we need is for religious zealots like this to stop ramming their religion down peoples throats. It's getting to the point where I am about to start swinging some fists if these superstitious A-holes intrude into my life any further. Keep jeebus in your own lives. If I wanted a piece of the fairy tales you all partake in.....I would enter the looney land you guys call church.
Left by jimothyJones on Jul 24, 2013 8:24 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Ted is right. We are on a precipice. Jesus will be here soon.
Left by floydhowardjr on Jul 24, 2013 8:43 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

"If we keep going down this path we’re risking losing our nation. We’re risking losing the incredible oasis of liberty.”
If (as you seem to indicate) YOU believe, is this what "WE" should be concerned with..."losing our nation, losing the incredible oasis of libery."
Did not YOU "lose" YOURSELF when YOU cried out to Father, God, Jesus to save YOU from the sin YOU were living in, the path YOU were once following...leading YOU nowhere, wandering around this wicked world lost and in sin.
Didn't YOU lose YOUR "liberty," YOU came to "love" and follow before YOU cried out to Him to save YOU from YOURSELF? Didn't He (Holy Spirit) come in YOU and create a new spiritual man, a man no longer about YOU...but now about Him. Is not He transforming YOU, by means of the Holy Spirit He sent to dwell in YOU.
Is YOUR walk about "WE" "YOU" losing a nation, an oasis? Or, is it about ME (and each individual who says, "I beleive") and MY soul, MY walk, MY belief, MY relationship; His way.
Left by Denis on Jul 24, 2013 8:50 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

I do KNOW that more then our liberty will be taken and that the arm of the flesh will NOT restore America Go read Dumitru Duduman's "The message for America" and see the future!
Left by followthelamb on Jul 24, 2013 9:15 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Mr. Cruz, when a conservative political figure leads of with our need for spiritual revival,I would folllow and vote for you for anything, anytime. We have a black muslim for president, 2 times, Marxist all the way, who seems to lie every time we see him, is totally ignorant about wrould finance,it is fearsome.I will give you two rules: always be where you are supposed to be and always do what you said you were going to do....Lee Park
Left by Lee Park on Jul 24, 2013 9:44 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

We are well beyond revival. I believe it is debatable the USA was ever a Christ following nation at any point in history.

We need missionaries. More than half of our churches are smoking hulls of consumer focused, market driven country clubs with a cross on top.
Left by ship2 on Jul 24, 2013 10:43 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

We are living during the greatest revival in history but it isn't happening widely here yet and it doesn't look like what most of us want it to look like so we don't see it. Real revival will always offend our religious sensibilities.
Left by AKMark on Jul 24, 2013 11:02 AM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

Until God's people (who are called by His name)turn from their wicked ways of fear, apathy, and narcissism, there will be no hope for our country.

Christians MUST decide to leave their comfort zones and confront evil. Failure to do so will not only cause them untold suffering, they will be passing it on to generations to come. What a disgrace we are! God help us.
Left by Bourgeois on Jul 24, 2013 12:58 PM

# RE: Brody File Exclusive: Ted Cruz Says America Needs A Spiritual Revival

I have just read all the reply's, yet no one has given an answer as to how, and where we start this revival.
We start with ourselves, yes, but then what? Who is going to stand up and say enough. Who will be willing to take that path of standing in the mist of this broken world and allow the Spirit of God to lead you as He did Moses and the other greats. Who is willing to reach out and humble yourselves to be given the mantle of the prophets.
We have to be willing to believe the whole word of the Bible not just the parts we understand, except, or believe.
There are those that have been called to speak truth, but wont speak, there are those who are called to heal, that wont heal, there are those that have been called to decern but wont shine the light inside the closets of men to bring judgment upon them to bring accountability. There are teachers who won't teach, pastors who won't preach. We are Christians without a voice of the Holy Spirit. Who will stand and call the 5 fold ministry?
Left by charky on Jul 27, 2013 12:29 PM