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Eric Metaxas: Beyond Bible Burnings, Why Christians Should be Alarmed by Assault on Western Values

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Violent riots, looting, flag and Bible burnings, restrictive measures against churches, and the cancel culture – are these signs that America is abandoning its Judeo-Christian roots?
Appearing on this week's episode of the Global Lane, author and radio host Eric Metaxas says these recent developments are wake-up calls for the body of Christ. And when demonstrators recently burned Bibles near the federal courthouse in Portland, Metaxas says it wasn't necessarily an act targeting Christians.
"This has little to do with Christians. The Bible is the book that gave us the West. In other words, whether you're an atheist, or an agnostic, or a Muslim, or a Christian, or a Jew and you live in a place like the United States of America, it's because people took ideas from the Bible," Metaxas explained. "These are God's ideas, about self-government and liberty, and about having a relationship with the Creator where I govern myself."

And that led to freedom and tremendous prosperity, human flourishing, and the elevation of human dignity Metaxas said. That's why the actions of Antifa and other milItants violently pushing a socialist-Marxist ideology on society should concern all Americans. 

"Christians should be the most alarmed in a sense, but everyone who has a stake in civility,  everyone who has a stake in being able to have open debate to figure out what's actually best for everybody, what's best for the country," he explained.

Hear more from Eric Metaxas by watching tonight's episode of the CBN News Channel program, The Global Lane at 9:30 PM EST. 

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Gary Lane

Mr. Lane currently serves as International News Director and Senior International Correspondent for CBN News. He has traveled to more than 120 countries—many of them restricted nations or areas hostile to Christianity and other minority faiths where he has interviewed persecution victims and has provided video reports and analysis for CBN News. Also, he has provided written stories and has served as a consultant for the Voice of the Martyrs. Gary joined The Christian Broadcasting Network in 1984 as the first full-time Middle East Correspondent for CBN News. Based in Jerusalem, Gary produced