Coach Dave Daubenmire
February 2, 2012
Impotent--- lacking in power, strength, or vigor: Helpless.
Jesus used even harsher words than me. He said that when Christianity loses its saltiness we become “good for nothing.”
I think we have reached that point. How in the world did the “Body of Christ” become so limb-wristed and weak?
I am a proud Christian man. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the “power” of God unto salvation. But for the most part, the “Church” has been rendered powerless, “good for nothing except to be trodden under the foot of man” because we are ashamed to proclaim the Truth. The Gospel is powerless if we are ashamed of it.
Instead of a stallion, the sissified-pulpit has produced a gelding. They are hiding under a bushel. Oh, they are not ashamed of it inside the safety of their stained-glassed monarchies, but they are ashamed of it out where the Devil roams. They love preaching to the choir about the “power of God” but they are unable to ejaculate (eject from a living body) any power on their own.
the exception of the other-worldly power of salvation, (the transforming
of a soul from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light), the
Church is as harmless as an unloaded gun.
Although salvation of individual souls lies at the heart of the Gospel, the full Counsel of God is the lock, load, and carry version of the Gospel that is missing.
The Gospel is not only for “the lost.” It is desperately needed for “the found.”
But it is more than an individual Gospel. If the Truth never gets spewed out of the soul of the individual; If we fail to realize that the purpose of one’s salvation is to impregnate others with the freeing-power of Truth; If we fail to take to heart the commandment of our Lord to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature…Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…”
We have relegated the world-changing Gospel of Jesus to a self-indulgent, feel good, best-life-now witches-brew of Christian-Humanism.
The Gospel is not for you or about you. It is, and always has been, about others. If we love them we will speak the Truth
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” America’s impotent “churches” have produced a nation of fools.
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.” -Psalm 53:1
The “Church” today, for the most part, cares only about souls. Jesus asked us to make disciples. Pastors have turned that responsibility over to the public schools. There is no time for that when there are so many souls to win.
Let me stop you right here before you start typing your email rebuke to me.
I am not a dominionist. As much as this might hurt your feelings, I don’t think that Jehovah has a special affinity for America. We have deluded ourselves into thinking that we are the apple of His eye, when in Truth, the Lord has honored America because we were his vehicle for the promotion of the Gospel around the world. Today we export decadence, not the Gospel.
We are much more “enlightened” today than the followers of that Time-less Book. In our attempt to be relevant to an ever-changing culture the Church has misrepresented the one “Who changes not” Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.
Today, our pulpits are representing a different Jesus, with a different Gospel. The world has become the salt of the church. The corrupted seed will produce corrupted off-spring.
How else can you explain a thrice-married Presidential candidate being palatable to American-Christians? Could it be we have traded Christianity for conservatism?
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:.. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end…"
To most pastors “government” has become a four-letter word. They have failed to realize that the culture (government) is the playing field upon which the real Super Bowl is played. The age-old battle between the Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of the Woman is raging before our very eyes. The Devil’s kids are ejaculating his seed all though-out the culture. Instead of Christians fighting to abort HIS seed, we are acquiescing to the aborting of our own.
Most pastors only want to watch the battle, criticize the participants in the battle, and run to the safety of their bunkers where they can “meet, greet, and retreat.” There is never victory in retreat…
run across them all of the time; Those Christians who un-loaded on me
for “fighting for the culture.”
“This old world is doomed Brother Dave. No sense trying to save it. Just preach the Gospel…”
What they fail to realize is the cultural-battle IS THE GOSPEL…”teaching them to observe all I have commanded you.” Our job is not to legislate the Gospel. Our job is to “preach it.”
But our willingness to cede control of the culture to the enemy has created an environment that is hostile to the Gospel. The Devil’s spawn have bullied us back into the closet.
President Obama has just trod all over Christianity by forcing the Catholic Church to compromise on the issues of life. Why should they be surprised? Christian leadership bowed to their authority while they murdered the unborn. Why should a little ole pill matter? Government is the all powerful god that they fear most.
Why would the President force such a diabolical order on “The Church?” Because he can. Because Obama recognizes what a paper-tiger that politically-compromised “good-for-nothing” religious organization has become.
I am not banging on the Catholics. Lord knows the Evangellyfish share the blame. Christianity is the condom that the Lord created to stop the spread of the evil seed. American Christianity has abandoned safe-sex.
Think the culture doesn’t matter in the spreading of the Gospel? Chew on this for a few minutes.
How many fewer children would have been molested if pornography had
• How many women are burdened today because abortion has been permitted?
• How many will never reach the Kingdom because of the secularization of schools?
• How many lives were destroyed by the legalization of “no-fault” divorce?
• How many souls have been destroyed because of the acceptance of sodomy?
• How many treasures have been stolen through government covetousness and thievery?
• How many have walked the wrong path because we failed to teach them The Way?
Am I my brother’s keeper?
Last week I reached the end of my rope. I met with a pastor in an attempt to get him to buy-in to the Personhood Amendment. “The Church” has an opportunity to end abortion in Ohio.
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“What does that have to do with me? I pastor a church.” He arrogantly spoke down to me. “I am a minister of the Gospel. I will not pollute the pulpit with political affairs.”
Meanwhile, the Seed of the Serpent multiplies faster than rabbits, while the American Church stands powerless to do anything about it.
The Church has lost its manhood. It has been neutered, de-balled, gelded, and rendered helpless. The Devil’s kids are dancing in the streets.
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