Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time for the Church to step up and Lead!

 

           We have come to the crisis point in America and if the church doesn’t do its job, we will lose everything the church has stood for over the past two centuries here in America.

            As we patiently wait for the election to play out and the official announcement of the winner (not the News Media or Social Media), and even in the midst of the pandemic and chaos in the streets the church must return to being the cultural leader of this generation.

            Leadership of the church and nation starts and ends at the pulpits (with Pastors). When pastors allow the fear of the world to dictate their actions, we have begun a downward spiral toward anarchy and then becoming irreverent and no different than other countries that are shutting down churches, and yes even tearing them down in broad daylight.

            As I write this blog, I understand there is going to be push back. However, I believe that if the Church within America; I’m talking about local Congregations, Denominations, Fellowships, and individuals don’t stand up for the Gospel we will lose everything. I have heard the term recently that it is time for a “American Reset” with the possibility of Joe Biden becoming president. They are referring to going back to pre-Trump polices and beliefs.

            My opinion, it is time for the “Great Biblical Reset” …

Whereas a nation we go back to the Time of the Great Awakening a mighty move of God where the church leads the way in defining the Faith, Spirituality, Values, Morals, and Ethics in the Nation and the Church is focused on bringing people to a personal relationship in Christ. Never in my lifetime have I heard such negative preaching against an individual, as what has happened over the past four years. Pastors that I have respected have spent more time preaching about President Trump (not against his policy, but against him) than they have preaching the Gospel of Christ and sharing with people how to get to heaven.

It is time for the Pastor and Church to stand up and do its job! Acts chapter 1: 8  in the King James reads: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

The word witness within this text is the same Greek word “mä'r-tüs” which can also be translated “Martyr” something that most American Pastors and Christians are not willing to do.  It will not be popular to stand for Christ, to stand for moral values, and Biblical principles. However, it’s time for a RESET!

Another verse we quote often is II Chronicles 7: 14 also from the KJV “14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 

It is time for us as Pastors and Christian leadership to humble ourselves before the Throne of God, seek forgiveness for the stupidity we have preached, and get back to preaching the gospel which brings people to a personal relationship with Christ.

I believe personally (This is my opinion only) that if the churches of America across  denominational, racial, economical, and political lines don’t begin to Preach the Gospel and Show the Love of Christ to a loss and dying Nation we are doomed, and we won’t need the Politian’s, health professionals, or anyone to help us we will do it by ourselves as failures of Christ calling.

 

Awake up Church its time for us to lead and do our job, be the witness and cultural leader of the nation.

 

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