Almost-naked man with breasts prances and twerks for a crowd as young children march just behind him in the DC Pride Parade and watch in the crowd.
Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute! ~ Proverbs 31:8-9
Watching parents parade their own children behind half-naked pedophiles like the one pictured above, I realized this could never have happened if the church was in the game and on the field. But the tragically sad fact is that the church has been on the sidelines of life for years. It took me more than a few years to realize the fact that they sidelined themselves. I could not imagine how or why any good player worth his salt would not want to be on the field and in the game…especially now. The sidelined church is antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Matthew 5:13-16 teaching His church to be the salt and the light. How is that possible for the church that has taken itself out of the game of life? It’s kind of like the local Mega-Pastor I wrote about last week preaching on “courage” of all things…from the darkness of his hiding place in the cave of irrelevance…the sharpest possible contrast to The Hill To Die On.
I had a sister from a sidelined church reach out to me earlier this week, “My guys have bailed on politics” she told me. All I could think of to say in response was to explain bailing on politics as desertion of our duty and moral obligation as Christians and as patriots. It is a flat-out rejection of God’s Luke 19:13 call to occupy until He comes, and to be the salt and light until He gets here! Can there possibly be a greater Proverbs fool than the man who calls himself believer and complies with the devil by removing his own political tongue? Guess who’s most delighted to occupy the field we’ve abandoned by doing just that.
And in this same week a brother from the same sidelined church reached out with the pretzel-logic question, “What am I to do with Romans 16:17?” As it turns out he sees yours truly (bloodied, on the field, in the game) as the “people who claim to be part of the Body of Christ but in fact are doing things that hurt the unity of the Body and the truth and Kingdom of Christ…”, and yet somehow, he is unable to see the Communists stealing the souls of children all around him. These brothers and sisters are in serious need of the Discernment Prayer!
Discernment, I wrote him, is one of God’s greatest gifts to us. “Freedom is a need of the soul, and nothing else. It is in striving toward God that the soul strives continually after a condition of freedom. God alone is the inviter and guarantor of freedom. He is the only guarantor. External freedom is only an aspect of interior freedom. Political freedom, as the Western world has known it, is only a political reading of the Bible. Religion and freedom are indivisible. Without freedom, the soul dies. Without the soul, there is no justification for freedom.” ~ Whittaker Chambers, a former Soviet communist spy before he recanted and defected to the West
We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of Liberty. ~ John F. Kennedy
The same people who murdered Kennedy, and now murdering thousands with an illegal death jab, are looking to move us all to CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) so they can do to us what they did to hundreds of thousands of Chinese people last week who locked themselves out of the ability to survive…by one simple act of peaceful protesting.
Could there possibly be anything more terrifying to this same common enemy of our God and Country on this Father’s Day than the prospect of our Father God restoring His Christian-Patriot CLOTH in fulfillment of His John 17:21 prayer? Let’s make this a Father’s Day to remember!
From the good shepherd of a church in the game, on the field, and on the frontline:
Greetings, my dear brethren in Christ, and in the everlasting love of our Heavenly Father, as we prepare our hearts for this Father’s Day, tomorrow, Sunday June 19, 2022! With honor to our earthly fathers (see Exodus 20:12), and certainly to all godly men whose lives and leadership as husbands and fathers faithfully follow God’s ordained pattern, we express thanks and praise to our Heavenly Father! And, we are reminded from the Scripture, that our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the very incarnation and manifestation of God the Father, “the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3; see also Isaiah 9:6, John 14:8-11, Hebrews 1:1-3)! He is “a father of the fatherless ,and a judge of the widows” who “setteth the solitary in families” (Psalm 68:5-6) and He knows and supplies everything that we need (see Matthew 6:31-33; Philippians 4:19; James 1:17) His Holy Spirit in us is “the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father” and “beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God…(Romans 8:15-16)! As John exclaimed, “BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” (1 John 3:1)! And, as a loving and faithful Father to whom we belong, He also corrects us as needed (see Proverbs 3:11-12; Hebrews 12:5ff), a most important evidence that we are His children, indeed, and the proof of His love! Today, when the family and godly parenthood, particularly fatherhood, are under unprecedented attack for destruction by the enemy, we need a mighty revival of godly fatherhood and leadership, beginning in the church! We need spiritual fathers, not only for our young men, but also for our young women-that they both might know, by example, what a godly man, husband and father should be, both in word and deed! This is a call, therefore, to all fathers – to surrender your lives afresh to the Lord, to love your wives, to sanctify your homes – and to truly love, teach, and to vigilantly protect the children that God has entrusted to you! (emphasis mine) Some of your greatest enemies include the secular public school system, the media with its sexual perversions, and any ungodly peer associations that your children may have, and of which you may be unaware! Engage your children, pray over them, listen to them, encourage them, enjoy them, and above all, teach them the Word of God as the priest of your household!
God bless you on this Father’s Day! Always in the love of Christ, Pastor Steve Offringa (Ephesians 6:1-4)!