Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, poses for a portrait following an interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Cruz outlined an approach to foreign policy inspired by Ronald Reagan, saying he would restore the American leadership missing from the world under President Barack Obama. But pressed on how he would address specific hotspots of today, Cruz places limits on American action, including refusing to back ground troops to combat the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

How Ted Cruz Came to Know Jesus

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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.

Cruz supporters want to tell you the story of Rafael and Ted and how they came to have a very personal relationship with Jesus with this terrific video. They want to tell you why it matters and what it means to the way Cruz would govern. is a new website set up to share that story. The website has been put together by Keep the Promise PAC. My good friend Ben Howe edited the video.

I have seen the video. Just watch the first five minutes. Go do it.

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