Yes Shane, you are beyond ridiculous. Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci and Bigfoot all conspired to fake a worldwide pandemic and apparently every country fell for it. People willingly died for it apparently. They did this to disrupt our elections, even though plenty of Pro-Trump countries are hit just as hard by COVID. They did this and played along because they wanted a global reset, whatever that means. Yet behind all of this international intrigue and subterfuge, the real motive was to silence the churches. Yes Shane, you got it! Maybe Bill Gates was tired of hearing purpose driven sermons about how this is your best life now. Perhaps Anthony Fauci was tired of hearing worship songs that only glorified man. Are you sensing the sarcasm because I am laying it on pretty thick here.
"Folks, how much more do you need to see before you wake up and take a stand? In the Bible, I don't read positive things about cowardliness, but I do read a great deal about boldness. It's actually a byproduct of being filled with the Spirit. Yes, we must be loving and gentle, but we also must be wise as serpents and bold as lions when it comes to holding the line. God commands us to expose the unfruitful works of darkness with the truth (Eph. 5:11). Truth is the only thing that stabilizes." - Shane Idleman
Just so we do not lose sight here of what Shane is still accusing people of. If you do not agree with his political stance and his political choices, then you are a coward and worst than that - you working for the darkness. This is what politics does to you. It is contrary to the bible, damages the witness for Christ and reduces you to a purveyor of disgusting accusations and wild-eyed conspiracy theories. Mercifully, Shane concludes:
"I recently saw a survey on Facebook that asked, "Do you feel that most church leaders speak up about the real issues facing us today?" The overwhelming response was a very loud and clear, "no!" Pastors, people are looking to us to lead the way, but many of you are exchanging truth for tolerance, boldness for balance and conviction for cowardliness. Many don't want to offend for fear they might lose their audience. Pastors and Christian leaders alike, we must take responsibility for the spiritual health of our nation--and make no mistake, whether we accept that responsibility or not, God Himself will hold us accountable. The pulpit inevitably sets the tone of the religious climate of the nation. A fearful church simply reflects fearful pastors. The silent pulpit is not God's pulpit. We must bend when needed but never capitulate. The Bible calls pastors "watchmen" who cry out and sound the alarm to awaken a sleeping church, not sing her lullabies. The prophet Isaiah, who doesn't mince words about lazy watchmen, says they are blind and ignorant and that they are all dumb dogs who cannot bark (raise their voices to warn). They sleep and lie down, loving to slumber (Isa. 56:9). At first glance, you may think this wording is too strong, but I can assure you that it is probably not strong enough. Backing away from speaking the truth in love is a serious offense against God. Silence about sin is rebelling against the call of God. If your sermons do not anger the world and challenge the lukewarm from time to time, you should seriously question your calling. Few Spirit-filled preachers are left, and when one rises, he is quickly dismissed as too political and labeled narrow-minded, legalistic and extreme. The so-called evangelical church in our land is on the verge of having the Lord remove our lampstand because pastors are missing this incredible opportunity to take a bold stand (Rev. 2:5). Silent shepherds are speaking volumes. Read more here." - Shane Idleman
The church is not supposed to a sounding board for the carnal world. The pulpit should be reserved for the Gospel. The problem is when you are NAR dominionist, you are focused on reviving this world. It is a serious offense to God to not speak the truth about the Gospel. The political minded preacher is certainly spirit filled but it is not the Holy Spirit. In this one article alone Shane has falsely accused a myriad of people and lied routinely. This is honoring God? All to ultimately support what? A political party that is just as evil as the other? Beloved this virus is real. The numbers are real. It is not some grand conspiracy. Let me close by telling you about Pastor Paul Van Noy from Idaho's Candlelight Christian Fellowship. He was a pastor after Shane's heart. Just the right blend of patriotic outrage and willful ignorance. He called himself a "no-masker" and prayed with his congregation against a local mask ordinance. You get that? He prayed, in his church, with his sheep, from the pulpit, against a local law about mask wearing. He preached to his sheep that there was no need to fear COVID because they were saved. Van Noy was just released from the hospital after two weeks in the critical care unit, with his lungs permanently damaged but alive after being given a 20% chance to survive. The virus does not care if you do not believe in it. Sadly, Van Noy seems unfazed and said he has nothing to repent of and nothing has changed. He says he still believes in freedom. The truly sad thing is Van Noy and Idleman are not free at all. They are slaves to the mere concept of freedom and too arrogant to see that they are slaves now to a political party that just wants to use them. If it were just contained there that would be sad enough but they are employed as pastors. That means people follow them, look up to them, and listen to them. They will answer for it too.
Reverend Anthony Wade - September 24, 2020