PTL!!! PTL!!! ALL GLORY TO GOD!!! We are here for such a times as this! This is our appointed time to stand in the gap for God! PTL!!!
Pastors have got to be held accountable to preach the FULL WORD OF GOD! FULL GOSPEL! Salt and light. Not the candy dish! God’s Word is God’s Word! Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
When I managed KKIM Christian Radio in Albuquerque, John MacArthur would come on at 8:30am. A lot of times his sermons made me a bit uncomfortable! I am thankful for that. It has made me a better man and Preacher! I beleive that a good sermon should make us all feel a bit uncomfortable, instead feeling like we are at a high school pep rally! When preparing a sermon, my own, it needs to make me a bit uncomfortable, I am no better than anyone.
America is paying a deep price for the ‘candy’ Churches, I have said that for many years. My daddy (SGT. U.S. MARINES WW II) taught me as a young boy, “Son when trouble comes, look into the mirror and ask yourself what you can do about it and if you are the cause of any of it.” All Pastors need to do the same thing, look into the mirror! I believe with my whole heart that the much of the Church is part of the reason America is where it is now at.
Years ago my dear friend Tom Lester who traveled with Billy Graham years ago said, “I never heard a sermon by Billy that he did not preach heaven and hell.. and sin, repentance and salvation.”
The other huge mistake made by many Pastors is, they love preaching to the choir, they don’t go out of the Church. Many have failed to carry out The Great Commission! The Great Commission is a command from our Lord, not a suggestion. Put on a mask and go!!!!!!!!!
God will hold us all accountable with what we did.
Having been in Christian Radio for years, and a bit on TV, I am very concerned about some of the preachers using Christian Radio and Tv! I would not allow some of them on the air, false gospel! Here at FGGAM we use 5 secular radio stations and 2 newspapers to reach folks. Plus our website and social media and podcasts to reach the world for Jesus! PLUS THE JESUS CAR! WE PUT ON OUR MASK AND GO!!!! The Church as a whole needs to be more concerned with the world, rather than preaching to the choir so much! THE GREAT COMMISSION!!!!!
It is amazing to think that since God formed FGGAM, we have reached over 6.5 million people. Our top countries being the United States, Nigeria, India, Philippines, South Africa, Ghana, Canada, China Vietnam and Russia. This does not include the ministries other activities such as preaching, revivals, social media, newspaper columns, podcasts and radio. Our Sunday radio program is broadcast from 5 stations to eastern South Dakota, northern Iowa and western Minnesota.
Most Christians Radio and Tv stations have no news staff, no reporters, no news director no local/regional news like secular stations! They love the network feeds! That is a shame. When I was in Christian radio we felt we should have the best for God, at WFRN in Indiana we had a staff of 6, led by Hall of Famer Marv Boone! At KKIM in Albuquerque I had Hall of Fame Broadcaster Frank Haley and 6 Pastors who volunteered to help cover the news! We did hourly newscasts and a full hour of New Mexico News and Views at 5pm Monday through Friday and an hour on Saturday morning! Christian Radio and Tv love this national feeds and feel good with that! Drives me nuts, having spent most of my life as a radio broadcaster, news reporter, station manager and now I report the news through a Biblical Lens as the Pastor of FGGAM. Christian media needs a wake up call!
THE CHRISTIAN POST REPORTS:
Some of America’s biggest churches support a culture of corrupt, “superficial Christianity” and made a lot of money doing it but the internet is now making it harder for “phonies” to survive, Pastor John MacArthur recently said.
Speaking at the pulpit of Grace Community Church in California for the first time after a brief absence during which some speculated he may have been ill, MacArthur suggested that the pandemic combined with the technological shift in ministry has led to a “sifting and shifting.”
From Dr. Jim Denison: I have been responding this week to the Biden administration’s plans to advance abortion in our country. As I write today, I am aware that some reading this article have had an abortion in the past; I do not want to cause greater pain than they have already experienced. I also know that some abortions are unavoidable when the life of the mother is at risk and acknowledge that abortion in cases of rape and incest is a hotly contested issue. However, these circumstances together comprise only 7 percent of abortions in America.
The 93 percent which are elective are the focus of a massive conflict in our culture, one that I believe has exacerbated the depth of our present divisions. Is there a way forward?
Twenty-three pairs of chromosomes
In my view, grounded both in Scripture and in science, life begins at conception. This means that a fetus in its mother’s womb is as much a human being as a baby after it is born. To end that life for the reasons that prompt elective abortions today is morally abhorrent and should be illegal.
When a baby is born and thus protected by our laws, it has merely moved location from inside the womb to outside the womb. Nothing else has changed about its biological status. The embryo is completely distinguishable from all other living organisms. It possesses all twenty-three pairs of human chromosomes and is able to develop only into a human being. Nothing new will be added except the growth and development of what it already is.
In short, it is just as human prior to birth as after birth. To claim otherwise is simply wrong on biological and scientific grounds.
In the view of many pro-choice advocates, however, my position constitutes a “war on women.” They believe (counter to science) that we cannot know when life begins, or they claim that the mother should be able to decide what to do with her own body. They see my position as an intrusive injustice against her personal right to privacy. Even if they are personally opposed to abortion, they are convinced that such a personal issue should be decided by the mother, not the government. (The fact that many call her the “mother” points to the fact that the fetus is in fact a child.)
A zero-sum equation
This rift constitutes a cultural divide unlike any we have seen since the Civil War. This is not like debating the size of a stimulus package during a pandemic or whether a private citizen who was once president of the United States can still be impeached. This debate goes to the sacredness of life itself, whether focused on the preborn baby or the mother.
If a political leader or party supported the mother’s right to kill her newborn infant, we would all be outraged. Pro-life supporters believe that the right to kill a preborn baby is just as wrong.
We therefore believe that it is immoral for our tax dollars to be used to support a procedure we find so abhorrent. We support the Mexico City policy prohibiting the investment of US funds in overseas organizations to promote abortion. And we support the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of taxpayer funds to fund most abortions.
The Biden administration, however, has already signaled that it intends to reverse the Mexico City policy. During the presidential campaign, Mr. Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment as well. If he acts on this commitment, my tax dollars will be used to fund abortions both in the US and overseas.
This is a zero-sum equation. Either tax funds from pro-life supporters will support abortion, violating our deepest convictions, or they will not.
It is difficult to imagine a more fundamental issue in American society. This debate transcends electoral politics and is dividing Americans from Americans on a dangerous level.
“Human life is never a burden”
How should pro-life Christians discuss this issue in ways that will not deepen our cultural fissures?
Recent research shows that political and cultural conflicts are made worse by three behaviors: “othering” (labeling the other side as almost incomprehensibly different from us), “aversion” (they’re not just different but dislikable), and “moralization” (they’re morally bankrupt).
By contrast, the conviction that life is sacred from conception is a spiritual truth grounded on biblical fact. However, “the natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14). This is a spiritual battle (2 Corinthians 4:4) that must be fought with spiritual weapons (Ephesians 6:10–18).
To that end, here’s my proposal: When you see people acting against the sanctity of the preborn, pray for them.
Once you have prayed, act on what God reveals to you, serving as his hands and feet to both the preborn and their parents.
Pope Francis was right: “Human life is never a burden. It demands we make space for it, not cast it off.”
Will you pray about ways you can make space for life in your life and our culture today?
For more help on addressing this difficult topic, see my “Six vital questions about abortion.”
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Dr. Jim Denison is the CVO of Denison Forum
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