Pastor, Why are you running your church like Hillary’s campaign

Eighty-one percent of evangelicals voted for Trump.  Presumably, the same percentage of evangelical leaders did the same.  This begs a question…why did you vote for Trump but run your church like the Hillary campaign?

 

Pastor, Why are you running your church like Hillary’s  campaign?

By Mario Murillo

Hillary brought in A-list entertainers to buttress her dull message.  Pastor, is your church heavy on perks, smoke and mirrors and jazzy presentations but light on truth, power and the presence of God?  Is it because you believe the message of Jesus is dull without those accouterments?

People came to Trump rallies to see Trump.  It was a wake-up call when Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania was many times bigger than Hillary’s rally even though she advertised JayZ and Beyoncé.  People went to a Trump rally to see Trump!

Jesus should be the main attraction at your church.  Jesus said in Matthew 18:20, “For wherever two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” We are the only movement in history where the founder attends every meeting.  The miracle-working, devil-defeating, glory-inducing Son of God is in your service.  If you realize this, it will bring a total transformation.

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This transformation is not simple.  You must get an inner fire and a revelation.  You must reacquaint yourself with how astoundingly attractive Christ is to the human heart.  The Bible calls Him wonderful and The Desire of Ages.  When Christ taught the people, they not only hung on every word—they refused to take meals for fear of missing something He might say.   

Hillary constantly avoided clear positions on most issues in order not to offend her base.  She hid her true beliefs.  Seeker pastors everywhere have been instructed to do the same thing.  Joel Osteen told Larry King, “I know the Bible says homosexuality is a sin, but I am not going to preach against it.”  While I credit him for his honesty, he is dead wrong.

The whole point of addressing sin is so you can offer the cure.  You may look tolerant, but you are no more than a doctor guilty of malpractice.

People were constantly warning Trump, “You can’t say that!”  People were continually pronouncing him dead.  He declared things that were burning in the hearts of most Americans, but they couldn’t find the words.  He attacked elites and media tyrants and proved they were paper tigers.  And he did not die.

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Imagine transforming your pulpit into a fire hose of truth.  Imagine preaching the whole counsel of God without regard to men.  Trump proves you can do that.  You must risk being labelled.  So what if you are called racist, homophobic, Islamophobic?  We have proof because of Trump that slander will not stand in the face of truth.

Hillary believed in massive programs.  The continual drumbeat of the media was that Hillary had a better ground game.  She had volunteers going door-to-door.  She had a vast Get Out the Vote campaign.  She would win because of the myriad of things her campaign machine was churning out.

She knew it wasn’t working.  She screamed, “Why am I not 50 points ahead!?”

Similarly, many megachurches overflow with programs.  Members are asked to be busy almost every night.  There is always something to sign up for.  Yes, a church should meet the needs of families, but we have gone too far.

Worshipping programs because we believe it makes attendance grow takes our eyes off the Holy Spirit.  We run the house of God like a corporation, relying solely on our business plan.  Staff gets burned out.  People are run ragged.  Church feels like the express lane at Walmart!  The unspoken message is, “Get in, get out ‘cause the next group is waiting.”

Trump focused on the experience his followers had at his rallies.  Make America Great Again was a unifying cry that released excitement at his events.  People felt like family, not customers. No one was in a hurry.  Trump took the time to help people make an emotional connection with his message. In the last days of the campaign, he focused more and more on this, even though experts screamed that it was a mistake.

She spent $1.2 billion and lost.  He spent one-fifth that amount and won.  Some churches waste a ton of money on things that are substitutes for how God grows a church.  E. M. Bounds said, “What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use — men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men — men of prayer.”

Hillary did not realize that America had changed.  She felt entitled to win.  She was liberal. She had the money.  She had Obama rallying for her.  She said, “This has always worked in the past.” What she did not know was America had changed.

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Pastor, you need to know that America has changed.  Fair warning!  It is time to get out of the Christian Witness Protection Program.  America is screaming for a new breed of Christian.  They know—as well as, if not better than, we do—that watering down the Gospel was an epic mistake.  They were not fooled.

It was not just a terrible waste of time and money, it was something worse.  Omitting the “offensive” parts of the Gospel—to attract people—drained its power to set people free. The church became a co-conspirator in America’s decline.

The earthquake that put Trump in office will now rock the church.  Yes, those growth models worked in the past, but not anymore.  Can I put it bluntly?  The American culture will be pierced by vessels who speak words their generation cannot resist—warriors who carry addiction-breaking, disease-killing, miracle power.

 

 

 

 

 

My blog on election day: lets end the madness today!

Let’s end the madness today!

This blog is not about him it is about you.

1. Obama is bitter and his campaign rhetoric proves it.  He rants and raves like someone running for city councilman in Podunk and not a world leader.  He is no president and he never will be.

2. He is amoral and cold blooded.  The proof is in his handling of the Benghazi Attack.  He could not wait to give the details of the mission to kill Bin Laden.  However, two months later he continues to claim that there is an ongoing investigation into the deaths of 4 Americans and he refuses to account for the eight hours of his actions during the attack.

3. He seethes with resentment.  He resents, Israel, America, Capitalism and those who live in Pennsylvania who “cling to their guns and religion.”  His heart for our nation was revealed in the comment of his wife when she said, “For the first time in my adult life, I am truly proud of my Country.”

4. He prefers Islam and makes war on Christianity.   He said, “Should the winds of change turn ugly, I shall stand with Islam.”  He refuses to believe that radical Islam even exists.  He always avoids calling even the most heinous attacks an act of terrorism.  The fact that he has taken two months to call it terrorism in Benghazi is bad enough but he has still not called the attack on Fort Hood terrorism years later.  He has had no fear to declare war on the church and to freely intimidate believers with his policies.

He has threatened the Catholic Church over contraceptives.  He has threatened the freedom of religion of Christians.  If we allow him to threaten this basic freedom what freedoms will he erode by 2016?

5. He has never had a plan.  He ran for president until he won and then simply started running for reelection.  In this entire campaign you have heard nothing from him about what he will do to protect us from our enemies, save our economy or fix the gridlock in Washington.  He has been a Campaigner in Chief and nothing else.

5. The media has repeatedly lied for him, covered for him, and threatened those who oppose him.  Not since Stalin, Mao, or Hitler or currently North Korea have we seen such a frightening, suffocating premeditated and concerted effort to manipulate information.  This Obama/Media dictatorship must end today for the sake

6.  His most visible and outspoken supporters speak spew and hatred.  You know a man by his associations.   He has never asked any of these foul mouths to tone it down or called them out for their inflaming rhetoric.  This has been so aptly demonstrated again and again by Bill Maher, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Eva Longoria, Jay Z, Michael Moore, MSNBC and the list can go on and on.  His camp is the camp of vile language, race baiting and hatred.

7. He is the 6 Trillion dollar man.  He has gone out of his way to not only get us in debt but to make sure that the money was spent in the most useless manner possible.   He lowered our credit rating.  Every American under the age of 18 now owes $219,000.  According to his own estimate in less than 3 years he will raise the national debt $20 Trillion dollars.

This is a very short list of his catastrophes as president.  An adequate job of covering the breathtaking damage this man has done to America would fill libraries.

However, as I said earlier, I have written this blog about you and not Obama.  The above list was meant to show any reasonable person why a vote for Obama borders on insanity.   You simply cannot do it in your right mind.  IMO.

There is more.  You should try to take someone with you tomorrow to vote.  You should do what I am doing.  I am recruiting people to come with me and vote.

There will never be another election this urgent in your lifetime.  Your mind must be clear on this day of days.  You will have to live with what you do today for the rest of your life.  And the Catholic Ad said it best…it will be recorded in eternity.