I am not going to get into one set of polling from a year ago. It is irrelevant to the point. White men downplaying racism never looks good. Neither does playing the Jesus card to avoid the hard discussion. The sin problem is causing the skin problem Shane. Sure it would be great of we could solve all of the sin problems, but until then, maybe we can solve some of the skin problems? Maybe we can do that without trying to pawn off our problem by claiming there are black racists too! The "me too" narrative rings quite hollow and to try and blame the media again remains quite transparent. It is astounding that Idleman continues to have no shame in declaring that other people engage in revisionist history while claiming that the founding fathers abhorred slavery. A simple Google search reveals that 15 of the 23 listed as founding fathers actually owned slaves so tell your nonsense walking Shane.
"Destabilization fueled by the passive pulpit: 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, our 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 culture void of God simply reflects the lack of conviction in the pulpit as well as the pew. The silent pulpit is not God's pulpit. We must bend when needed, but not capitulate." -- Shane Idleman
The answer should be no! the pulpit is for the Gospel! Stop fighting over the scraps of this world! It takes no bravery to stand for the politics of this world. It just takes utter carnality. The fear over losing their audience is what leads apostate pastors to not preach the Gospel. Pastors are NOT responsible for the "spiritual health" of our nation. That is found nowhere in scripture and only in the hearts of the NAR dominionist does this crazy thought even exist. The pastor is responsible for the spiritual health of their flock. He is responsible for the preaching the Gospel, not engaging a fallen culture. That is what he will be held to account for when he stands before Jesus. The pulpit that preaches the word of God is God's pulpit. The pulpit however that preaches about this world, belongs to this world.
"Destabilization because kingdoms are colliding: I believe that the next hammer to fall will be a spike in COVID-19--that is, if the riots don't accomplish their intended purpose first. There is also a great deal going on behind the scenes with generals and other elected and unelected officials divided against President Trump. The real reason, in many cases, is because many of these people are holdovers from the last administration (what is commonly referred to as the deep state). So, of course, they are upset and seeking to be divisive; it is a strategic play designed to protect themselves. Subpoenas are being served; crimes are being investigated; perversion is being exposed. This is why there is a huge upheaval. Kingdoms are colliding. All this is a clear demonstration of Romans 1. People are rejecting God, and He is giving them over to a debased and corrupted mind. How else can they justify killing children while promoting deviant sexual behavior? There is no fear of God in the land." -- Shane Idleman
When someone, even a pastor, gets enamored with this world, they tend to forget what the bible actually teaches. The things of God are foolishness to those that are perishing. You cannot legislate anyone into heaven. Only the Gospel has the power of God unto the salvation of man, which means only the Gospel can save someone. It does not matter if Donald Trump or Donald Duck is p resident. God is still God and only His Gospel matters. Yet the solution for Shane and the dominionist mind? Preach politics.
"Patience Is Not Approval. What's happening in America is called "psychological warfare, and it may get worse before it gets better. The goal of some is to elevate stress to the point of exhaustion (stay at home) and then fuel fear so that people give up their rights (riots). To win the psychological battle (the battle of the mind), we must saturate our minds in the Word and ways of God. We need to look up at God and not look around at what is going on. Churches need prayer meetings and worship nights, even if it's just a small group of people. God doesn't look for huge crowds; He looks for broken hearts. America's heart needs to break so that deep repentance takes place." -- Shane Idleman
This is just dangerous. To imply that a deadly pandemic is secretly part of a deep state plot to engage in psychological warfare is mentally unstable. I will try to be clear once more. Individuals repent, not nations. They can only repent as drawn by the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the Gospel. Wasting time on the politics of this world will not save a single soul. Not one.
"Yes, much of the chaos does have to do with Donald Trump's reelection, but do we really think that we can flood our homes with porn; murder millions of children; satisfy the gods of alcohol, lust and addiction; mock God's Word; declare war on the family; excuse racism; promote self-centered politicians; and idolize celebrity pastors who tiptoe around sin and expect a wonderful life for our nation? No, we cannot. What also is coming down is an ungodly foundation. Isaiah 30:1 (NASB) sheds much-needed light on what is happening: "Woe to the rebellious children," declares the LORD, "Who execute a plan, but not Mine, And make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, In order to add sin to sin." -- Shane Idleman