The Church is supposed to influence the culture, not the other way around. And clever leaders of the past understood this power that the Church possesses. So, in order to bind Its power and influence, the government, like the Greeks of old, decided to give the Church a nice, big (and free!) gift: a horse called 501(c)(3).
“…it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.”
Yet CAIR (Center for American Islamic Relations), also a 501(c)(3) organization, stands up and demands that Dr. Ben Carson withdraw from the presidential race after exercising his first amendment rights — without consequence or penalty!
O Church! How long will you sit by, polishing and proud of your status, while the Obama administration, under the leadership of a narcissistic, anti-Christian man named Obama sets the Constitution alight, defends Islam at every turn, and continues to enable those groups that want nothing more than to wipe Christianity from the face of the Earth?
You say nothing, thinking that being a good boy will mean you and your flocks will be spared. You are decieved!
Staying out of politics is not following “a higher calling”. Staying out of politics is staying out of your calling to be a loud, clear voice of conscience in a culture that needs you.
Wake up. Stand up. Say something.
New film from Darren Doane documenting the death of free speech
Feeding the Lions
by Anne Lively, wife of Pastor Scott Lively
“If I fought with wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained?” 1 Corinthians 15:32a
Damnatio ad bestias. Condemnation to the wild animals. The worst death the Romans could devise for their arenas, and one reserved exclusively for heinous criminals, slaves and Christians. The condemned were bound or tied to stakes to render them helpless, or sometimes Read the rest of this entry »
These days, the current US administration has shown by their misunderstanding of the founding principles of the nation. Read the rest of this entry »
One person I admire is Bruce Lee. In fact, the book Bruce Lee: Artist of Life, a book which documents his thoughts and philosophy throughout his metamorphosis from kung fu coach to worldwide superstar, was well worth the read. No matter the angle that you view him from, that Bruce Lee was intensely — obsessively — devoted to his craft (his blend of the martial arts) is always evident. He had a level of dedication that compelled him so feverishly that he even overcame a very severe back injury that had left him bedridden for 6 months.
That, dear readers, is dedication.
And it is that level of dedication, of singular vision, to which I want to compel my fellow Christians reading this. But instead of the object of your focus being the beating of an opponent, I pray that it is demolishing excuses, habits, and time-wasting activities that hinder and distract you from living, talking, and working as a Christian in this ever-increasing evil world that we find ourselves in.