I read a great opinion piece today on Newsmax today. He is telling the same thing to pastors that I have been telling to Christians. It is time for us to stop being silent and to stand up and speak out concerning the things that deal with our faith. I wanted to share with you what he had to say because it just rings so true. So I want you to read this article, and then share it on Facebook, Twitter or by email with your pastor. Stand behind them and encourage them to use their influence and position to speak out and speak up for those things that are so important to our faith. Just as Martin Luther said.
If I profess with loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not a confessing Christian. - Martin Luther
Pastors challenged to “Man Up” by Christian Attorney
The secular left has mastered use of the Internet to further its extremist goals. In fact, President Obama’s web-based “Organizing for America” propaganda machine may have given him the 2008 election.
Let’s beat them at their own game.
To that end, I have a strange request. I’m asking each God-fearing, freedom-loving American who reads this column to forward it, post it, tweet it, print it out and give it to every pastor, priest or cleric you know. If you don’t know any, give it to someone who does.
One need only look to the HHS mandate forcing Christian groups — both Catholic and Protestant — to violate, under penalty of law, biblical prohibitions against abortion homicide. Or consider recent attempts by multiple elected officials, all Democrats, to shut down Chick-fil-A — a private, Christian-owned business — simply because its leadership holds the biblical view of marriage.
Is this George Washington’s America, or Joseph Stalin’s Russia?
It’s definitely not your father’s USA.
Instead, wouldn’t we prefer the America envisioned by our Founding Fathers? A constitutional republic wherein individual liberty — whether economic, First Amendment or Second Amendment-related — is sacrosanct and off limits?
Pastors, you’re it. You’re our front line of defense. It’s up to you to rally the troops. Now begins the second American Revolution and, as with the first, it’s on you — men of the cloth — to take the lead.
Speaking of chicken: In recent years there’s been an epidemic of cultural inaction exhibited by far too many ministers of the gospel. It’s fear-based. “Oh, I don’t talk about political issues,” they say. “You know, ‘separation of Church and State’ and all that.”
If this is you — and only you and our Lord knows for sure — you’ve been deceived by the enemies of God. You’ve chosen the easy way out — the path of least resistance. This is something Christ, whom all Christians are called to emulate, never did — not once.
So, respectfully, man-up, Padre! Be the “salt and light of the world,” as Christ so admonished.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Opinion: Christians, Silence Is Not an Option
Finally, someone had the guts to say what needed to be said.
Instead of worrying about whether or not your seeker sensitive congregation will get their feelings hurt, or whether or not your backslidden church board will fire you, it is time for you to be the man of God you were called to be. You were called to march to the beat of a different drummer and that drummer is not the god of this world. It is time for you to stand up, speak out, and decide where your loyalties lie. Are you an Ambassador for Christ, or nothing better than a used car salesman?
Pastor your church member shared this page with you for a reason. They are standing behind you and encouraging you to take your place as a leader in front of your part of the body of Christ. Do your job. Use your influence. Make this be the day you put hearing the words “Well done good and faithful servant” ahead of anything else.
I have made this commitment in front of my congregation. They cheered. Will you do the same?