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Will Johnson Amendment Repeal Put Politics in the Pulpit?

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WEB Notes: You are not going to obtain freedom by having Presidents sign illegal Executive Orders and Mandates. What is “freely” given, can be “freely” taken away. Many people just do not seen to get it. Please look up the word, “illegal” so you understand what it means. Many seem to think a ball and chain around their ankle is okay if they are given a carrot. Is it any wonder why our nation is the way it is? There is no compromise when it comes to God’s Word and there is no compromise when it comes to the Constitution of this nation.

Churches. You will never make everyone happy so do not try. Speak the truth and ALL of the truth. Do not mask the truth for this or that person. Masking truth is what Satan likes to do, so do not do it. Our government continually breaks the law and the people need to be told that and understand what it means for them. Allowing it to go on unchecked is simply helping the enemy along. Stand your ground, it is far past time.

According to the Wall Street Journal, repeal of the Johnson Amendment isn’t likely to have much impact on preaching from the pulpit, and it could instead cause problems. Writer Ian Lovett wrote that lifting the ban “could cause problems for houses of worship … creating fault lines in their congregations and could drive people away.”

Lovett quoted from one nondenominational “Cooperative Baptist Church” pastor who called repeal “dangerous.” Daniel Glaze, senior pastor at Richmond, Virginia’s River Road Church, told Lovett:

Practically speaking, churches with any diversity in the congregation need to stay away from this business — it’s just dangerous to church fellowship. Building a church is hard enough these days. This is adding a whole ‘nother can of worms.

So Pastor Glaze will stay away from anything controversial, adding: “Churches have fought over much, much lighter matters in the past, like the color of carpet in the sanctuary.”

A spokesman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told Lovett that its “nonpartisan guidelines … will continue to be … adhered to by the bishops.”

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  1. Luk 12:51
    Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
    They are willing to argue about the color of carpet but can’t bear to teach the Word? What good are they? No wonder sin and abominations abound in this country of ours, no one wants to stand up for whats right, they are too busy arguing about carpet.
    He says it’s hard enough to build a church these days, maybe that is because he doesn’t have the truth. Speak the truth and the people starving for the Word of life will flock to your congregation. If a person doesn’t want to hear the truth, you don’t want him there anyway.

    • Very true in a sense….but most people can’t handle the truth (cue Jack Nicholson). My family are all (well, mostly) good Christians, go to church, etc etc…But they’re mired in denominationalism and traditions of men….they believe in fairy tails (rapture and eatin’ apples in the garden). They keep saying “we just can’t get people to church anymore”. And it’s because the church has done such a lousy job of teaching the Word. Intelligent people aren’t going to believe that billions of people of different races all descended from 2 people. Intelligent people aren’t going to believe that the earth is only 6000 years old. I don’t blame people for not going to church. YET, when you throw a little truth at them, they don’t wanna hear it. Or they simply can’t hear it. Or they won’t go against what the head office at denomination HQ teaches. “Religion” was formed to enslave people’s minds…to keep them under control. Our Father never wanted that for his people. His Word will set you free if you allow it to. I hear my family say “we just can’t feel the spirit anymore”, and I wonder what they’re talkin’ about! It’s right there FOR YOU, in the Word. Do you have to go sit in a building and have certain music playing and some reverend up there uttering sweet nothings in your ear to feel the “spirit”?? I think it’s something else they’re feeling. Not that I’m judging them. They’re good people. And Brian, I wasn’t arguing with you in anyway, I agreed with you 100%. I just go off on a rant sometimes.

      • It is real sad Jack and I am sure many if not most of us have all ran into the same thing. It is the pot calling the kettle black.

        Look if you cannot bring people into the church you might want to think what it is you are teaching. Of course, many Christians will chalk it up as a sign of the times and how right they are.

        2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
        2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

        And you wonder why the churches are emptying out? We all need to take a look in the mirror from time to time and re-evaluate ourselves. Always trying our beliefs.

      • Hey Jack, I know what you mean. I think that it has a lot to do with the moral decay we are facing due to the 4 dynasties. Peoples moral compasses have gradually been turned south over time. We have been taught that everything is a shade of gray with moral relativity. Do as thou wilt is the order of the day. Sad to say.

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