Former Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd of pastors that "God isn’t done with America yet."
According to the Washington Examiner, his comments came during a "fireside chat" with about 400 pastors at the First Baptist Church of Columbia in South Carolina on Thursday.
Pence said that the U.S. is "a nation of believers," as he encouraged people to lean on God.
"I believe this is the time when we ought to renew our faith in Him who placed this miracle of democracy on these wilderness shores," he said. "Because I say from my heart, God isn't done with America yet."
Pence recalled the day in 1978 at a Christian rally when he "stood up" for Jesus. And he told of receiving a letter last year from the youth pastor who organized the event.
"In his letter he told me that he, when the Saturday night came, the culminating evening of that youth festival, that it was raining, and he and his young bride walked through the grounds thinking that it had all been for naught. And then he wrote to me that that's because 'I didn't know that a future vice president of the United States would be giving his life to Jesus Christ that night.' He said 'I cannot write that without tears,'" said Pence, adding, "and I cannot recite it without it."
"I remember that night sitting on that hillside. It was like I heard for the first time those words that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever might believe in Him might not perish but have everlasting life. And I stood up, and I walked down ... because my heart was broken with gratitude for what had been done for me."
But Pence was also in South Carolina to talk about politics. The Examiner noted he hit the Biden administration for changing former President Donald Trump’s policies.
And CNN reported that Pence touted the Trump administration's accomplishments.
"In 48 months, the Trump-Pence administration achieved the lowest unemployment, the highest household incomes, the most energy production with the most pro-American trade deals, the most secure border and the strongest military in the history of our country," he said.
"The Biden-Harris administration has launched an avalanche of liberal policies that have threatened to derail all the progress that we made for a safer, more prosperous, more secure America."
Pence added: "We appointed almost 300 conservatives to our federal courts at every level, including Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Amy Coney Barrett."
As for his own future in politics, he said: "Over the coming months, I’ll have more to say."
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