Wednesday in The Resurgent, Erick Erickson discussed Ted Cruz in a way few media have, delving fully into the presidential candidate's faith journey and how he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior and credits the Lord with bringing back his father.
The full article is meant to serve as an invitation to watch a video about Cruz' faith journey, put together by the pro-Cruz Keep the Promise PAC. Here's an excerpt from the commentary:
I hear friends say Ted Cruz sounds like a preacher. They say he is using the gospel to round up voters. They don't like it and they are not sure if Ted is authentic. The Ted Cruz I know is the Ted Cruz who watched his sister consumed by a heroine addiction. She died of an overdose. The Ted Cruz I know is the Ted Cruz who maxed out his credit cards to rescue his sister's son from that situation. The Ted Cruz I know is the Ted Cruz who, as a boy, was abandoned by his father and watched his mother struggle. And the Ted Cruz I know is the Ted Cruz who came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior and credits the Lord with bringing back his father.
Ted Cruz is a not an academic evangelical. He's a country music evangelical. He lost his father, found Jesus, got back his father, lost his sister, and did what it took to keep his family above water. When he gets on a stage and connects with Christian audiences, yes he is trying to woo Christians to his side, but he also believes in the power of scripture. This is not a stunt for Ted Cruz. His father walked out on the family, lost himself in a bottle, and was finally rescued by a Bible Study and a preacher willing to debate and answer questions. That preacher's time saved Rafael Cruz and the family was restored.
The video, titled "Ted Cruz—Faith in Action," is a 17-minute opening of Cruz' life and the impact Christ has had on it. The Super PAC has also created CruzFaithInAction.com, a website set up to share that story.
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