The Brody File has obtained an exclusive advanced copy of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s graduation speech that he will give at the influential evangelical Liberty University this weekend.
And let me tell you something: this speech is so full of evangelical truth and heart that if Jindal decides to run for president of the United States in 2016, he might want to think of bringing a copy of this with him to Iowa and South Carolina. He would be a big hit.
The speech focuses in on how religious liberty and people of faith are under attack in today’s culture but here are a few excerpts that caught The Brody File’s attention, including where he talks about accepting Jesus Christ as the MOST IMPORTANT event in his life.
Gov. Jindal: “I could tell you a lot of amusing stories about my folks adjusting to life in America, but I want to fast forward to the most significant thing that has ever happened to me, and it happened when I was a child. A friend I knew gave me a rather odd Christmas present, he gave me a Bible.
Some time later, a girl I knew invited me to church. Here I was, looking for a date, and meanwhile she was looking to save my soul. I found the Gospel message intriguing, but I was skeptical. I’m an analytical sort of person, so I decided I would have to investigate all these fanciful claims. So I started reading this Bible, often times in my closet, as I wasn’t sure how my parents would respond.
The short story is this, I read the words of Jesus Christ and I realized that they were true. I used to think that I had found God, but I believe it is more accurate to say that He found me. And it happened because people were brave enough to plant seeds of the Gospel in my life.
Many years later, when I became a candidate for political office, in one of my first debates, I got the question– “What is the single most important moment in your life?”
I had just endured countless hours of debate prep sessions with my political consultants and staff. That’s where you sit around and get savagely grilled by people you pay – your political consultants and staffers. I knew exactly what they hoped I would say – they would argue that I should try to appeal to female voters by offering a touching story about when I asked my wife Supriya for her hand in marriage, or about the birth of my first child. And yes, those were great moments.
But instead, I decided to do something new in politics, I told the audience the truth — that the most significant moment of my life was when I turned it over to Jesus Christ and acknowledged Him as my Savior.
My political consultants then began shifting uncomfortably in their seats…and I have to admit I enjoyed that.
I thought of Matthew 10:33 which says — “whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is iwdn heaven.” And of Romans 1:16 which says – ‘For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…’”
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SOURCE: CBN News