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Author Bill Federer Addresses Joint Chapel

By Rachel Judy | September 21, 2012

Bill Federer

After extensive research into a millennia of global history, Bill Federer is certain of one thing: the United States is founded on a Judeo-Christian tradition of morals and values that makes it different than any other civilization in history.

Speaking at a joint chapel with Regent University and the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Federer summarized the rise and fall of great nations throughout 6,000 years of recorded history. There's this "trend of power concentrated," he explained. "It's just human nature."

Federer, a nationally known speaker,
best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc.—a publishing company dedicated to researching America's heritage—described the ideas of great kings and civilizations including Persia, Egypt, Rome, Greece, Great Britain and more. All of those ideas, he said, were centered on the "selfish desire to dominate."

Looking at the founding of the United States, Federer saw something different. "Our founders had this new type of idea," he said.

Federer talked extensively about examples of where God can be seen throughout American history. "We have a tradition in this great country that when there is crisis, we turn and humble ourselves before God," he said.

"It's in times of crisis when people come to Christ," he added. "It's also in times of crisis that God raises up leaders."

All of the examples in history—both positive and negative—point to a sense of purpose, he shared at the end. "Out of 6,000 years of world history, this is the time you were chosen to be alive."

Federer's American Minute features can be heard daily on the radio and Internet. Federer also serves as a member of Regent University's board of trustees. This chapel service was held in conjunction with CBN's annual Seven Days Ablaze event.


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