FGGAM STATEMENT OF FAITH:
God’s Word is the final authority for faith and life.
as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
As Sharon and traveled Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota during our Great Commission mission, we found that many of the people we talked to have left the Church because of politics. Pastors promoting nasty politicians. The last 7 or 8 years has seen to many pastors drinking the Kool-Aid of certain politicians, it has done great damage to the Kingdom God. The bride of Christ has been stained. I still see pictures in my mind of Pastors standing next to, what I call evil politicians, meaning they are not biblically sound. I have seen the damage here in New Mexico over the last several years. This is one of the main reasons I am an Independent man of God. I do not accept the misbehavior of both sides. If a Pastor will just seek the Holy Spirit, he will know how to preach to America. Seek the Holy Spirit, it a miracle with what he has done in my life! The Holy Spirit gives me the words in all settings I am put into by my Lord. Weddings, baptisims, funerals, church services, family settings, writing here at FGGAM, in all aspects of my life. If I stay in tuned to the Holy Spirit, I will not do stupid things.
FGGAM is a Great Commission ministry, we attempt to reach the lost, those that believe but do not attend a Church, those that have been hurt by the Church…..we talk to so many people over a months time. I get a good feel for what the American people are thinking about the Church. I did the same thing when I was in radio, hit the streets and hear from the people. So many Pastors need to hit the streets and hear from the people in their community, not just their congregation! GET REAL WITH THE PEOPLE! JESUS WALKED!!!
From Lifeway Research: By Dean Inserra
Relocating an influential leader’s Sunday School classroom. Changing the color of the carpet. Going “contemporary” with the music. An unresolved interpersonal conflict. Being against the capital campaign.
These scenarios used to the be the reasons an individual or family would leave a church. While I’m certain those reasons still exist, the new reason people are leaving churches today is American politics.
Yes, there has always been the reality of churches mixing in too much politics, but this is different. It’s not necessarily about the pastor being too political, as would be the common claim before our current political climate.
Today’s criticism is more focused on what the pastor is not. This usually takes form in two different outrages:
1. The pastor isn’t God-and-country enough.
In these cases, the expectation is for the pastor to recite conservative news talking points, and to make it clear the Republican party is the “Christian” party.