I am going to give you some very real hope for America! I see an army rising up. Something glorious is coming to our nation in the form of a fiery new breed of believer that will carry awesome power. Here is the first installment of There’s an Army Rising Up.
There’s an army rising up: Part one: Compared to what God is sending compromise is wrong, dangerous and silly.
By Mario Murillo
I reposted an article about Hillsong by Andrew Walker. Some were offended at me for posting. However, I stand by my decision to post it because it is high time that we confronted the horrendous damage that is being done by compromise.
In a week that brought us so much gloom doom and division one thing stands out to me. The church does not know how to respond to persecution.
Let’s get this one thing straight. The radical voices in the gay community would love America to believe that overnight Christianity morphed into a hate group that threatens civil rights. Suddenly the Bible teaches hate and oppression of minorities? So they came up with this hilarious solution in Houston: In the name of civil rights they would erase the civil rights of Pastors.
Only a simpleton will take the bait and think that we should tailor our message to this unambiguous form of black mail, or believe the lie that they want to liberate humanity from oppressive religious doctrine.
If that were the case they would also target Islam. In Islamic nations like Iran homosexuality carries the death penalty! So why is the gay mayor of Houston and other gay activists silent in their opposition to sharia law or be- headings?
The reason is clear. There is a coalition much wider than just Gay activists that is in play. This is all about control. It is not about marriage or equal rights. They know that the foundation of America is Christian. They must get rid of that foundation in order to see their grand dream of a totally secular state.
Another reason for their double standard on Islam is that their lead man, Obama is sympathetic to Moslems. The women’s movement did this with Bill Clinton. Because they saw him as a force to help feminists, they overlooked his criminal treatment of women.
In the case of Obama they not only ignore Islam but also the fact that he is the most inept, malice driven president in history.
Now let’s get to something that really makes the argument for compromise fall apart: the idea that we can make the hatred go away. We must know why we are hated! Jesus told us in Matthew 24:9 that we would be hated by all nations. While we should never incite anger we should also be aware that no matter what we do, we will be hated.
Look at another way: many of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world hate the compassion they see in the Christian message. For them we are too tolerant in matters of marriage, sexuality and equal rights. The same logic that says, “hey let’s soften our view of homosexuality to reach New York City could also say “hey let’s turn up the heat beyond Scripture’s demands to be relevant to those 1.6 billion people.
David Wilkerson reached thousands in New York City with a message that never compromised. Times Square Church welcomes transvestites, prostitutes, addicts and everyone else. Nobody ever felt condemned or unloved by the call to repent that came from the burning heart of this man of God and continues to come from this powerful church.
The idea of veiling the Gospel in order to stay relevant is subtly wicked. It rips the fate of the church out of the hands of the Holy Spirit and places it at the mercy of marketing. It implies that without rebranding the church will die. Jesus said “On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it!”
So why am I do I so vehemently reject this compromise? I reject it because it plays into the hands of the enemy. It facilitates the takeover of America. It gives the Church the worst possible model. It tells us to be giddy and obsequious kitty cats when we need to be roaring from every pulpit, kitchen, classroom, street corner and roof top, “AMERICA REPENT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!”
Tomorrow: How God can make us relevant and effective against evil in this critical moment.