FAKE NEWS IN THE AMERICAN PULPIT

FAKE NEWS IN THE AMERICAN PULPIT

By Mario Murillo

Recently a man of God came to me in the same way that Nicodemus came to Jesus at night.  I am not Jesus and the subject matter was not about rebirth.  The similarity had to do with the fact that wanted to ask me something in private that he did not want to discuss publicly.

He asked me: “Mario, there are many of us who know that you are right about what Obama, [who, by the way, is still working his mischief], the media, and our government is doing to the nation and the church.  But we know that speaking out will cost us tithing members and our nonprofit status.”

“How do you feel about your silence?” I asked.  “I feel sick” he said.  “How sick?” I replied.  He did not answer but the pain in his eyes showed his deep turmoil. This is a good man who sincerely wants to do what is right.

 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King

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That is who I am appealing to in this blog.  Sincere preachers who honestly do not know how to preach true and urgent messages.  By no means am I going to waste time attacking any pastor who has sold out completely to this culture.  That would be an entirely different blog.

So, I said, “you have no choice, you must speak out.” Then I proceeded to make my points.  I began by getting his attention.  “If what you say to your people every Sunday denies the crisis—provides no positive and practical instruction to combat it—then you are preaching fake news.”  Here are my points:

Pulpit is responsibleA man or woman of honor will never withhold truth because of personal consequence. Claire Delacroix said, “No man of honor avoided what needed to be done, simply because it might not proceed in his favor.” Honor has become cheap. Honor is not hospitality or flattery.  It means courage and loyalty to the truth in the face of great personal cost.

Preaching must proceed from the things that are important to God and not the audience. There are issues that are urgent to Him. He must see that you are willing to discern what is important enough to address. How can you expect God to speak to you if He already knows you are going to run His Word through the  filter of political correctness?

In your silence you are taking other people down with you. Does it ever dawn on a preacher that he is actually damaging his audience when he only says what they want to hear? He is not leading them forward; he is not improving their condition or alerting them to danger.

The decision to do this can be because the preacher has given into fear and no longer believes that God can change society so the best he can do is mouth soothing words.  David faced the temptation to speak out of defeatism.  In Psalm 73:15 He says, “If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to your people.”

 There is still time to save the country. This is the biggest reason to speak out. The ongoing destruction of freedom of speech and of religion has happened because God haters marketed a great lie to the masses. That lie is wearing thin and slowing down the takeover of our freedoms.  Now is the time to hold their feet to the fire.  We have not yet been driven underground.  We are not yet being forced to draw fish symbols in the dirt or huddle in catacombs.

Sorry if you don’t think so, but Trump is a merciful reprieve.  He is flawed as any leader is flawed but he is standing for issues that matter to you and me…especially the Supreme Court!

How can we dare to ignore this opportunity to speak out?

The pulpit is responsible is responsible for more of what’s wrong in our culture that we want to admit. Charles Finney blamed the pulpit first! There should have been a verbal firewall and there wasn’t.  We should have made the case for marriage and the unborn with greater force.  We didn’t.   

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Finally:  What makes our silence even more embarrassing is that many preachers refuse to preach the truth their people want to hear.   Audiences are ready to listen to common sense preaching.  We must seize the moment.  Jesus said I John 9:4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.

You should never speak out on certain controversial issue unless the Spirit of God compels you but you are asking too much when you say that God has not moved your heart to speak out about our government’s overreach and persecution of Christians.  Oh and by the way, the IRS does not want to enforce the 501C3 Johnson amendment  on Churches because they know it will lose in the Supreme Court.  SPEAK OUT!

 

 

  

 

 

Mutated Atheism and American Christians.

 

Mutated Atheism and American Christians.

Here is Obama’s strategy: do things that make no sense in any universe, and the people will not notice.  On the economy: use leeches to cure hemophilia; AKA socialism.  The French and the Greeks have voted to heal massive debt with ah, massive spending. If God has mercy on us, we will see the French and Greek debacle implode before November when we get to sign up for the same thing here.

On fundraising: Get Biden to accidently say he is comfortable with same sex marriage, so the president can evolve to favor it right before a Hollywood fundraiser.  Then, say that you will not allow same sex marriage into the Democratic platform.  He was against it, then for it, then against all within 48 hours.  Even John Kerry must be blushing!  What is this?  It is mutated atheism.  It is beyond saying there is no God, it is saying that there is no nothing. (Pardon the double negative) 

NO NOTHING (or is it know nothing) is when you are utterly indifferent to truth. Truth means nothing. Not only is there no God, there is no need to be honest about God.  I can use the God card when it suits me because no one is watching.  But people are watching and they are fed up.

The righteous are the key to American restoration. A growing number of Christians do not understand the deafening silence of their leaders. They look in the their Bible and see Peter saying “if it is better to obey man than God you deicide for we cannot help but speak of the things that we have both seen and heard.” They see many leaders drowning in niceness.

We will not win against this uberatheism without key weapons.

1. We must know the weapon of Issachar! It is time for American preachers to use a key weapon in the war to restore America’s soul. 1 Chronicles 12:32 says, “men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.”

So what time is it and what should we do?  It is time to look back at the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  This is a time where freedom of religion and speech can evaporate through neglect! That is the gift we need.  Leaders who can shake of the drowsiness of niceness and prophesy the dry bones come back to life! 

2. We must operate in signs, wonders and miracles:  Face it!  Our media, schools and the loudest voices are pagan and we must assume that we are missionaries in darkest America.  New verification of the Bible must come through confirming signs.  Miracles that will show a new generation that the power of God is real.  Miracles that will allow pulpits to tell the whole truth without apology.  Miracles that will bring an undeniable presence of God into our worship services.

The day is far spent and the night approaches.  The pastor who continues in lukewarm programs is a traitor to this hour, to God and to his country.  Deep, deep within me is a conviction: God will not allow America to go down without a fight.  He will use the willing in amazing ways.  He will bless in astounding ways.  He will bypass the arrogant, unwilling leader and grant battlefield promotions to nobodies!  Stay tuned, the divine equalizer is going to demonstrate His might and glory in the midst of this insane evil!