Jun
07
2010

The Pulpit

For instance, John Adams once remarked,
“It is the duty of the clergy to accommodate their discourses to the times, to preach against such sins as are most prevalent, and recommend such virtues as are most wanted. For example, if exorbitant ambition and venality are predominant, ought they not to warn their hearers against those vices? If public spirit is much wanted, should they not inculcate this great virtue? If the rights and duties of Christian magistrates and subjects are disputed, should they not explain them, show their nature, ends, limitations, and restrictions, how muchsoever it may move the gall of Massachusetts?”

The problem today is that America’s preachers have taken off the black robes and put on yellow ones! Where is the preaching against prevalent sins? Where is the spiritual, scriptural explanation concerning the rights and duties, limitations and restrictions of Christian magistrates from America’s pulpits today?
The famed Nineteenth Century revivalist Charles G. Finney had some trenchant words on this subject. He said,

  • If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it.
  • If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it.
  • If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it.
  • If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it.
  • If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it.
  • If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.”

Both John Adams and Charles Finney were right on target! When is the last time you heard a nationally renowned (or even locally renowned) Christian pastor speak out against the One World Order that appears to be under construction at a very rapid pace? When have you heard them speak against the demise of our constitutionally protected liberties with the implementation of the Patriot Act and similar encroachments? When did you hear them renouncing the way the White House and Congress are facilitating the invasion of our country by illegal aliens? The answer is you haven’t and you won’t.

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