The Theft of America’s Soul with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson (Season 5, ep. 31)

The Theft of America’s Soul with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson (Season 5, ep. 31)

The Duck Commander Phil Robertson is known for his hunting, fatherly wisdom on the hit TV reality show Duck Dynasty and more importantly for his bold stance to live a righteous life. He has written a new book, The Theft of America's Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That Are Destroying Our Country.

Listen as Phil speaks with Dr. Steve Greene about the heart of the message for this book and how you can get up every morning and do right and do good.

34 Minutes • 2 months ago

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Phil Robertson

 

Phil Robertson may not own a smartphone or a computer, but he certainly knows what is happening in America today. The New York Times best-selling author and star of the television show Duck Dynasty is well aware that our country is headed down a dark path, and one of the main reasons he wrote his newest book, The Theft of America’s Soul, is to try to help turn people’s hearts away from sin and to their Creator.

Robertson discussed the book and other cultural issues with host Dr. Steve Greene on the latest edition of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network.

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: I heard a great question many years ago about being lost the woods. I first thought, what would I be doing in the woods? But that's another story. So, if you become aware while hiking through the woods, that you have no idea how to get out, would you rather have a watch, your planner or a compass? I suppose this question implies we lost our cell service in the woods as well. But frankly, I don't know what I do without my planner. I know it wouldn't do much good for me in the woods unless maybe I could journal about my desperate search for the way out. Even though I have the latest Apple Watch, it only reminds me that I don't have cell service. So, the obvious answer to this question is that we always want the guidance of a compass. Never leave home without a compass. We always need to be reminded of our true north. Every day seems filled with opportunities and temptations to make a wrong turn. Our truest compass is to seek the presence of the Lord along every path we walk. Without Jesus, the lost will always be lost. My guest today is never been lost in the woods. He's New York Times best-selling author Phil Robertson. You may remember him from Duck Dynasty or his books, Happy, Happy, Happy and Unfiltered. He's with us today to discuss his newest book to be released on February 5, The Theft of America’s Soul. So, do we find you happy today?

 

Phil Robertson: Oh, yeah, pretty good. We just ended up duck season. We've had duck gum balls all through the winter and life is pretty good. Duck season is over so we’re getting ready for next duck season.

 

Phil Robertson on Charisma

·         Watch: Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on Why America Needs Jesus

·         Phil Robertson: ‘Donald, You Do Have Sin’

 

Dr. Steve Greene: How do you get ready for duck season, are you making more calls?

 

Phil Robertson: We make duck calls and we get our blinds … we’ve got these floating duck blinds on these big cyprus logs. We move our blinds around; the rivers way up so we got to play with the water and all that. We get our food source put back in place, grass and all that. We spend a lot of time in preparation for each duck season.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: It’s cold up there right now, right? But I'll tell you what, you’re built for that kind of weather, the woods, you just love it, right?

 

Phil Robertson: Oh yeah, we're so used to it we just go with it when the river comes away up. But we're down to the woods before daylight, getting at our blinds. It’s a full-time job with the way we do it. We love to hunt the ducks and we love to eat them.

 

Phil Robertson’s Books

·         The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid of the Lies that Are Destroying Our Country (2019)

·         unPhiltered: The Way I See It

·         Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander (2015)

 

Dr. Steve Greene: I’ll tell you, it's not likely that a man who's just had this conversation would also be a New York Times best-selling author twice over. You’ve written two great books.

 

Phil Robertson: Who would have thought? Someone asked me the other day, they said, Robertson, it's our understanding that you've never owned a cell phone and you've never clicked on it on the Internet; that you don't have a computer. I said that is correct. They said how in the world do you function without a cell phone and computer? My answer is, very peacefully. I’m on the Internet was with Blaze TV and all. They film me and they put it on there. They come by, the film crew does, but amazingly I've never clicked on any of it. I just do my job basically and let ‘er ride.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: What do you do to write your books? How do you write it?

 

Phil Robertson: I just sit down … I’ve got a guy, he just puts a tape recorder beside me, the book people sent him, and he put a tape recorder beside me and he took notes and I expounded on the issues contained in the book for about six or seven visits. Then he put it together for me. So, it was fairly quickly and it was fairly easy. Some people have asked, well, why did I write it? I just observed our culture in America. I said, you know, I love God and I love my country. I'm just going to try to maybe help them see there's a better way. Every kind of rage there is, road rage, concert rage, people shooting up places. gunfire, murder, robbery, rape, mayhem. I'm thinking, man, if this keeps going, we're going to destroy ourselves. I thought it was time for me maybe just to interject a little God into all this. We've run God out of our schools starting in about but I was about a sophomore in high school. No more Bible reading. No more praying. Well, I'm looking at about 60 years of the know God run in our educational system and my question to America is how is that working out for us?

 

Dr. Steve Greene: The answer is just look outside and see. Look around. Well, I love the subtitle of your new book: Blowing the lid off the lies that are destroying our country. I’m most impressed that you can boil it all down to 10 of them. How did you get it down to 10?

 

Phil Robertson: I just sort of picked the top 10. There were plenty of other ones that I could have put in there. You know what’s amazing is, you look at all of the problems that we have. I mean, there's 110 million Americans who are suffering from a sexually transmitted disease at any given time. 110 million, and that's according to the Center for Disease Control. I could have maybe highlighted that one. But what's amazing to me is, just think about it. When's the last time you heard anyone in the news media, anyone in the institutions of higher learning and government say the word sin?

 

Dr. Steve Greene: It will get you run out of about any place if you do. Even church.

 

Phil Robertson: You know it sounds like the word doesn't even exist. It's in the dictionary and it's in the Bible. You read it and it says everyone who sins breaks the law. In fact, sin is lawlessness. What you would think in these times someone would say this lawless thing we're all on now, and the way our culture is becoming an all in the streets and hollering and this that and the other, in dangerous areas it gets dark and you can't go down here just on our streets in America … And all the vile speech that's coming out of adults. You would think someone would say, you know, do y'all think that we may have a sin problem here? I'm looking at it and I'm thinking man, they won't even say the word and then we become more and more lawless as we go forth and it just stacks on top of itself. Now, we're electing these Marxists to serve in our Congress and you're thinking, Karl Marx would have a smile on his face. If that socialist, communist thing was still going … It's amazing to watch that America, being the greatest country on Earth, founding fathers were all religious guys, founded on God's Judeo Christian principles, the Bible, to see what we have done to that in such a short period of time, I mean, good grief. We haven't been here but 243 years and just look. We're already saying we need to change the whole thing and get rid of capitalism.

 

Capitalism is in danger, 240 years in. It's a scary thought. And the one they've held up, they say socialism, that’s the way to go; Karl Marx. It's scary, my man.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Scary is a good word for it because you're looking at grandchildren that are gonna have to walk in it and deal with it in a way that you and I really didn't throughout our lives. We've seen the evidence of things to come, but now it's coming and our little ones are gonna have to deal with it.

 

·         2 Timothy 3:1-5: Know this: In the last days perilous times will come. Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, slanderers, unrestrained, fierce, despisers of those who are good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Turn away from such people” (MEV).

 

Phil Robertson: Oh, I know it, and it's a scary thing to see. Here's a text, and one of the reasons I wrote the book. I read 2nd Timothy 3 and here's what it says, “Mark this,” which means pay close attention to what I'm fixing to say. This was written in about 50 to 55 AD. When Jesus came, that's year one. And by the way, what's pretty amazing is our calendars document the coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. It's 2019 years, maybe two or three, either way, it's when Jesus showed up. You would think if we have a calendar that is based on one individual who ever walked on planet Earth, Jesus Christ, you would think the American people would at least investigate it. But here's what the apostle Paul told one of our preachers: “There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control.” Just think about that one with all the drug use. “They will be brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. They have a form of godliness but denying its power. The Apostle Paul said have nothing to do with them. You read sections like that and you say that's one of the reasons I wrote this book. I said you know what? Those old writings, how could they have nailed it perfectly and we're sitting here in a high-tech world compared to theirs 2,000 years ago … we're sitting in this high-tech world and those texts apply just like the day they wrote them. Pretty amazing.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: You know, all we can do is respond in this way: all of the above. There's not a word in that list that we can't point to.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Phil Robertson, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Phil Robertson

 

Phil Robertson may not own a smartphone or a computer, but he certainly knows what is happening in America today. The New York Times best-selling author and star of the television show Duck Dynasty is well aware that our country is headed down a dark path, and one of the main reasons he wrote his newest book, The Theft of America’s Soul, is to try to help turn people’s hearts away from sin and to their Creator.

Robertson discussed the book and other cultural issues with host Dr. Steve Greene on the latest edition of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network.

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: I heard a great question many years ago about being lost the woods. I first thought, what would I be doing in the woods? But that's another story. So, if you become aware while hiking through the woods, that you have no idea how to get out, would you rather have a watch, your planner or a compass? I suppose this question implies we lost our cell service in the woods as well. But frankly, I don't know what I do without my planner. I know it wouldn't do much good for me in the woods unless maybe I could journal about my desperate search for the way out. Even though I have the latest Apple Watch, it only reminds me that I don't have cell service. So, the obvious answer to this question is that we always want the guidance of a compass. Never leave home without a compass. We always need to be reminded of our true north. Every day seems filled with opportunities and temptations to make a wrong turn. Our truest compass is to seek the presence of the Lord along every path we walk. Without Jesus, the lost will always be lost. My guest today is never been lost in the woods. He's New York Times best-selling author Phil Robertson. You may remember him from Duck Dynasty or his books, Happy, Happy, Happy and Unfiltered. He's with us today to discuss his newest book to be released on February 5, The Theft of America’s Soul. So, do we find you happy today?

 

Phil Robertson: Oh, yeah, pretty good. We just ended up duck season. We've had duck gum balls all through the winter and life is pretty good. Duck season is over so we’re getting ready for next duck season.

 

Phil Robertson on Charisma

·         Watch: Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on Why America Needs Jesus

·         Phil Robertson: ‘Donald, You Do Have Sin’

 

Dr. Steve Greene: How do you get ready for duck season, are you making more calls?

 

Phil Robertson: We make duck calls and we get our blinds … we’ve got these floating duck blinds on these big cyprus logs. We move our blinds around; the rivers way up so we got to play with the water and all that. We get our food source put back in place, grass and all that. We spend a lot of time in preparation for each duck season.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: It’s cold up there right now, right? But I'll tell you what, you’re built for that kind of weather, the woods, you just love it, right?

 

Phil Robertson: Oh yeah, we're so used to it we just go with it when the river comes away up. But we're down to the woods before daylight, getting at our blinds. It’s a full-time job with the way we do it. We love to hunt the ducks and we love to eat them.

 

Phil Robertson’s Books

·         The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid of the Lies that Are Destroying Our Country (2019)

·         unPhiltered: The Way I See It

·         Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander (2015)

 

Dr. Steve Greene: I’ll tell you, it's not likely that a man who's just had this conversation would also be a New York Times best-selling author twice over. You’ve written two great books.

 

Phil Robertson: Who would have thought? Someone asked me the other day, they said, Robertson, it's our understanding that you've never owned a cell phone and you've never clicked on it on the Internet; that you don't have a computer. I said that is correct. They said how in the world do you function without a cell phone and computer? My answer is, very peacefully. I’m on the Internet was with Blaze TV and all. They film me and they put it on there. They come by, the film crew does, but amazingly I've never clicked on any of it. I just do my job basically and let ‘er ride.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: What do you do to write your books? How do you write it?

 

Phil Robertson: I just sit down … I’ve got a guy, he just puts a tape recorder beside me, the book people sent him, and he put a tape recorder beside me and he took notes and I expounded on the issues contained in the book for about six or seven visits. Then he put it together for me. So, it was fairly quickly and it was fairly easy. Some people have asked, well, why did I write it? I just observed our culture in America. I said, you know, I love God and I love my country. I'm just going to try to maybe help them see there's a better way. Every kind of rage there is, road rage, concert rage, people shooting up places. gunfire, murder, robbery, rape, mayhem. I'm thinking, man, if this keeps going, we're going to destroy ourselves. I thought it was time for me maybe just to interject a little God into all this. We've run God out of our schools starting in about but I was about a sophomore in high school. No more Bible reading. No more praying. Well, I'm looking at about 60 years of the know God run in our educational system and my question to America is how is that working out for us?

 

Dr. Steve Greene: The answer is just look outside and see. Look around. Well, I love the subtitle of your new book: Blowing the lid off the lies that are destroying our country. I’m most impressed that you can boil it all down to 10 of them. How did you get it down to 10?

 

Phil Robertson: I just sort of picked the top 10. There were plenty of other ones that I could have put in there. You know what’s amazing is, you look at all of the problems that we have. I mean, there's 110 million Americans who are suffering from a sexually transmitted disease at any given time. 110 million, and that's according to the Center for Disease Control. I could have maybe highlighted that one. But what's amazing to me is, just think about it. When's the last time you heard anyone in the news media, anyone in the institutions of higher learning and government say the word sin?

 

Dr. Steve Greene: It will get you run out of about any place if you do. Even church.

 

Phil Robertson: You know it sounds like the word doesn't even exist. It's in the dictionary and it's in the Bible. You read it and it says everyone who sins breaks the law. In fact, sin is lawlessness. What you would think in these times someone would say this lawless thing we're all on now, and the way our culture is becoming an all in the streets and hollering and this that and the other, in dangerous areas it gets dark and you can't go down here just on our streets in America … And all the vile speech that's coming out of adults. You would think someone would say, you know, do y'all think that we may have a sin problem here? I'm looking at it and I'm thinking man, they won't even say the word and then we become more and more lawless as we go forth and it just stacks on top of itself. Now, we're electing these Marxists to serve in our Congress and you're thinking, Karl Marx would have a smile on his face. If that socialist, communist thing was still going … It's amazing to watch that America, being the greatest country on Earth, founding fathers were all religious guys, founded on God's Judeo Christian principles, the Bible, to see what we have done to that in such a short period of time, I mean, good grief. We haven't been here but 243 years and just look. We're already saying we need to change the whole thing and get rid of capitalism.

 

Capitalism is in danger, 240 years in. It's a scary thought. And the one they've held up, they say socialism, that’s the way to go; Karl Marx. It's scary, my man.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: Scary is a good word for it because you're looking at grandchildren that are gonna have to walk in it and deal with it in a way that you and I really didn't throughout our lives. We've seen the evidence of things to come, but now it's coming and our little ones are gonna have to deal with it.

 

·         2 Timothy 3:1-5: Know this: In the last days perilous times will come. Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, slanderers, unrestrained, fierce, despisers of those who are good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Turn away from such people” (MEV).

 

Phil Robertson: Oh, I know it, and it's a scary thing to see. Here's a text, and one of the reasons I wrote the book. I read 2nd Timothy 3 and here's what it says, “Mark this,” which means pay close attention to what I'm fixing to say. This was written in about 50 to 55 AD. When Jesus came, that's year one. And by the way, what's pretty amazing is our calendars document the coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. It's 2019 years, maybe two or three, either way, it's when Jesus showed up. You would think if we have a calendar that is based on one individual who ever walked on planet Earth, Jesus Christ, you would think the American people would at least investigate it. But here's what the apostle Paul told one of our preachers: “There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control.” Just think about that one with all the drug use. “They will be brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. They have a form of godliness but denying its power. The Apostle Paul said have nothing to do with them. You read sections like that and you say that's one of the reasons I wrote this book. I said you know what? Those old writings, how could they have nailed it perfectly and we're sitting here in a high-tech world compared to theirs 2,000 years ago … we're sitting in this high-tech world and those texts apply just like the day they wrote them. Pretty amazing.

 

Dr. Steve Greene: You know, all we can do is respond in this way: all of the above. There's not a word in that list that we can't point to.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Phil Robertson, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

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The Theft of America’s Soul with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson (Season 5, ep. 31)