If you haven’t figured it out yet, the apostasy that is in the church starts in the pulpit and works it way down into the pews.  Not to be rude but most people in the pews don’t really practice their religion like people did in the time of our Founding. Of course, there were not so many ‘distractions’ for them as we have today, TV, movies, sports, smart phones and the list goes on and on.  But even with all of this the charge into apostasy does not happen without the help and quite often a push from the pastors.  In 1954 when Lyndon Johnson got the Johnson Gag Order passed not many churches took a stand against this intrusion of the church’s territory. Until 1954 the church leaders could talk about political candidates from the pulpit openly, and whether the individuals and their words and actions were godly or ungodly.  We could talk about political parties and whether their platforms and candidates stood for godly things or ungodly things.  In 1948, Lyndon Johnson won his first election to the senate by a total of only 87 votes.  He had a lot of political connections and was able to stop every attempt at a recount.  During the 1954 senatorial campaign, this information was leaked to two 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that then began to inform the public about a possible rigged election.  As a result, Johnson had language inserted into the IRS codes that barred any 501(c)3 from supporting or opposing a political candidate or a political party. Johnson was able to silence his opposition. The church had been silenced ever since. [1]

Before this attack on the church we were free to expose political corruptness.  For sixty-three years the church was kept out of the political arena by a direct violation of our constitutional rights and the church allowed it.  The church, which is the strongest force against the evil in politics, did nothing for the most part to stop the corruption that has developed into the Deep State today.  The church became such a non-influence in the political arena that the church warned the people to stay out of politics because it was so corrupt, the very place that needs godly influence.  The devil had his way in American politics for over a half a century and we can see what the results are.  An attempt to overthrow a legitimate election and the exposing of child sex trafficking by most of the elites in the one of the political parties, endangering our national security by funding terrorism worldwide among may other things that is for another article at another time.

But when you look at some of the pastors who refuse to be’ political’ but are actually outright political.  I’ve talked to pastors about educating their parishioners about the importance of being involved after all God has commanded us to put godly men in places of authority: Exodus 18:21  Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:, but they refused to even touch any aspect of the political arena.  One pastor acted like I asked him to commit treason.  Most just blew the concept off.  One told me he was comfortable with the way the government had it set up and when I mentioned that the Holy Spirit wasn’t he invited me to leave.

It’s one thing to outright ignore God’s mandate but it’s another when they get political and endorse ungodly people.  During the 2008 general election when Obama was running for president black preachers all over the country supported him for one reason, he was black.  Well, he was half black and despised his white heritage, isn’t that racism?  One nationally know black minister from Texas endorsed Obama even though Obama endorsed many things that God was against.  Now, to give him a break, which he doesn’t deserve because he had a duty and mandate to endorse a godly man not a man because of the color of his skin, the media kept most information about Obama out of the public eye.  I was able to attain this information so he well could have as well.

In 2012 there was no excuse for a Christian to support Obama as he had openly stated his support for homosexual relationships and his support for the muslim community was not even disguised in anyway.  Yet even with the blatant support for the homosexual community and muslims black preachers still endorsed Obama simply because of the color of his skin.  One black Christian friend of mine, when I asked who he was supporting, said,” I have to support the brother!”  I reminded him of Obama’s stand against the Word of God and a few of his policies, which he complained about, I reminded him that as a Christian he couldn’t support Obama.  He eventually conceded and voted Republican.  But way too many preachers never even looked at the consequences of supporting ungodly men.  What these preachers fail to understand is if they support the ungodly the results of these politician’s actions, which won’t be good, will also come upon them.  It is a spiritual law. Galatians_6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. The church is NOT to associate with our enemy.  Anyone who opposes the principles of God are our enemies: 2 Corinthians_6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? We are the light, yet we have allowed the darkness to overtake us and society in general and then when a tragedy happens, we hear too many Christian ask why did God let it happen?  He did because we did.  We did not stand for righteousness.  There was nothing He could do.  He can only do what we allow Him to do.  If we rest on our laurels, we suffer the results.

Apathy can be very costly and be very hard to correct if it is allowed to go unchecked for too long.  We have allowed it to go on for over sixty years and now we have corruption in the highest places in government and our places of so-called higher education are filled with professors that teach our kids to hate everything about America.  It is hard to say how long we can last with what we have allowed to be established.  The only ones we can blame is the preachers that no longer stand for the Word of God but now embrace all the attitudes of the world.  We the people must stand for change from the pulpit on down.  We have no choice.

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FootNotes:

  1. Roger Anghis, Bring America Back To Her Religious Roots (RestoreFreeSpeech Press, Littleton, CO), pg. 10
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