SO, WHAT WILL IT TAKE?
I continue to be astounded by the breakneck speed at which the agenda of the anti-God activists is being expanded.
Just in the past week the following stories have caught my eye.
I could go on. You get the point.
So, what will it take until our pastors get their heads out of the collection plate?
Isn�t the job of a pastor to protect the sheep? To fight off the wolves, defend the flock from calamity, make sure they are receiving proper nourishment, defend the cause of Christ?
Can�t they see what is going on? Are they blind guides�dumb dogs, afraid to bark?
Some say Christians should stay out of politics. Since when did the protection of our children become political?
How can churches continue to waste millions of dollars building larger buildings in which to hide, while the enemy of the soul of their children openly stalks them�in full view of the shepherd?
Pastors don�t get it. They don�t know there is a war. They don�t know there is an enemy.
So what can we do?
I get criticized for calling men out of their church and into the streets. Pastors say I am trying to �steal sheep� even though I don�t have a church, and the sheep belong to the Lord, not to them. They use the �you�re under my authority� club to prevent any �Christian-testosterone� from being exhibited inside their stained-glass fortresses. They are afraid to fight and they don�t want their own cowardice to be exposed. They like domesticated men, and compliant women.
But many of us are fighting back. If the Churches won�t train warriors, then we will. Sadly, many have to sneak outside their church to learn how to fight. One such event is this weekend in San Diego.
Certainly you are aware of the controversy involving the Mt. Soledad Cross. The God-hating ACLU has found a court willing to dance on the grave of America�s brave soldiers. As a monument to what they fought and died for, a 29-foot Latin cross was erected over the war memorial. Seventy-three percent of citizens voted to keep it in place. A terrorist in a black robe says �tear it down.� Most pastors are afraid to bark.
Under the great leadership of James Hartline and Greg Thompson we are gathering in San Diego for the �Shake the Nation Summit� which is being billed as the �largest gathering of Christian activists in the history of San Diego." We are blowing the trumpet. We are waking the dead. We are engaging the enemy. Listen to (part 4) if you want to be fired up! It only takes 15 minutes�.it�s worth it!
But if history is any teacher there is one thing you can be sure of. Very few pastors will attend. It is not their �calling,� they will tell us. Offer to send your pastor and pay his way. Most will say no�too busy�straining at a gnat. You see, they don�t want to know. It would force them into action, challenge them to fight, demand a response. It is safer to talk about the prosperity gospel, than the-die-to-self-Gospel.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Christians are ignorant of what is happening in America. They think we are powerless to win. The �dumb dogs, afraid to bark,� have convinced their flocks that Christ can�t win, our doom is sealed, and the rapture bus will be along soon.
Well, some of us think God can still move in America. We think that a Christian-America is worth fighting for. Our fore-fathers paid the ultimate price so that we might have the freedoms we enjoy today. We want to leave a better America to our children.
So what will it take for you?
What if your pastor is wrong? What if the rapture doesn�t come soon? What will America look like in 25 years? Will it be better or worse for your children and grand-children? Is it possible the world could continue without America? Revival is breaking out all across the globe, but we think Christ is returning because America is so decadent. Aren�t you glad your Daddy fought for you and didn�t just wait for the end to come? Shouldn�t you do the same?
Step outside your church and open your eyes. Christianity has never been under a greater assault. Shouldn�t our response be something more than building projects and end-time prophecy conferences?
Want to learn how to make a difference? Join us in San Diego, or go to Gary DeMar�s conference, or one of Brannon Howse�s, but if you can�t, help us host a conference in your town. We love the Lord, we love America, and we love our children. We think it is worth the fight and we would like to arm you with Truth.
If Jesus comes tomorrow our failure to act won�t matter. But what if He doesn�t? What if His return is still 100 years off�or 1000 years�what will the history books write about the fearful, self-indulged, storing-riches-up-on-earth, American-church of 2006? Are you willing to gamble your children�s future on your end-time eminency belief? Will you leave to them a battle that you were too cowardly to fight?
Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least for a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! --William Wallace in Braveheart.
So, what will it take?
out my new CD�Why
Should God Bless America?�it's better than listening to O'Rush,
O'Hannity, or O'Reilly. Pass some salt to your friends!
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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen United www.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.
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So, what will it take until our pastors get their heads out of the sand? Isn�t the job of a pastor to protect the sheep?