Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Who Is Mostly At Fault For Our Declining Nation? We Preachers
More so than anyone else ...
We pastors are first at blame for letting our country come to its present state. We are charged by God to be "Watchmen on the wall" to sound the alarm against danger, error, wickedness and indifference. It has to be true that pastors, though imperfect, are responsible to speak out against all unright ness. Such things may at once be both a political and a spiritual issue. But just because abortion, gay marriage, lies and political corruption have been confiscated by politicians as solely political issues, they are at their root spiritual issues with plenty of scripture to prove it. We preachers are responsible to God to tell the people what He has to say about those things. If we do not do that job we are useless as ministers of truth. The reason I could preach it for 30 years at Temple Baptist in Florida, was that from the founding of the church I had preached it and those "lost but professing believers" who visited us, and disagreed, didn't stay very long. But the church membership and I believed the same things the Apostles were taught by Jesus.
Our national loss of freedom is due to our loss of truth. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." All those biblical prophets of God spoke out against violations of truth and exalted the will of God as we see revealed in the Bible. But, today, most of the great old preachers are gone and there are few still standing faithfully at their posts on the wall of our American Christian Heritage our Constitution and God's word. We are now living in the last days spoken of by the Apostle Paul as the "falling away"....Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped...." 2 Thess.2:2-4
What we need today, far more than a Trump or a Hillary and Bill Clinton is some hell fire and brimstone preachers who love people, hate evil, and preach the Bible God gave us containing His will and purpose for for our lives. What we need is a true, spiritual revival among Christians, but it will not come until God's preachers stop preaching tiddledewinks and preach His Word... in the Spirit.