Church, Speak Up and Speak Out!

"...Every cultural issue facing the United States of America is addressed in the Bible and offers the direction and counsel of God."

Rom. 1:21~ For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 

Paul’s words to the people in Rome are poignant for today in America. Note that Paul says they KNEW God. This nation KNEW God, as a nation, as a people, as a culture. But most have become futile in mind and darkened in heart so that their world view, decisions, and life contain so much of ‘what ought not to be done’.

I have been ministering on this topic here at Crossfire for several weeks. I’m addressing the hot topics of our culture…education, court decisions, sexuality, national debt, immigration, Islamic intrusion, media bias, freedom of speech, political correctness and others. I am doing so from a Biblical worldview. A recent survey by a prominent social researcher in America (George Barna) discussed the results of pastoral leadership surveys revealing that almost 100% of pastors surveyed agreed that every cultural issue facing the United States of America is addressed in the Bible and offers the direction and counsel of God.  However, he also revealed that less than 10% of pastors surveyed are willing to publicly address these issues from the pulpit!!!(George Barna on American Family Radio 9.18.14).

We live in a nation that has become futile in thinking and darkened in the heart.  While we certainly have shining lights of the Kingdom of God shimmering amidst the darkness emitted from individual believers, ministries and churches, the nation and culture provide a large dark background to those lights. So…yes...this is bad news and really not news to those in the body of Christ who are deeply engaged by His Spirit. 

I believe we have entered a time of declaring apostolic clarity in this nation, clarity for the Kingdom of God amidst a culture of corruption. We have entered a time when leaders in the church must stand and respond to the prophetic call of the shofar to bring forth the Kingdom in this nation, not a theocracy, but a kingdomocracy, a worldview that is big and long term unto restoration of God’s intentions and purposes for the USA.  A kingdom mind toward the return of the King to a powerful, purposeful church and nation. Theologians talk about revival. I’m talking about a revolution…a revolution of thinking and worldview. 

This will not happen as long as the church, especially leadership, refuses to clarify the Kingdom compared to the corrupted culture. The church is called to be clarifiers not pacifiers, occupiers not observers. Without a vision the people perish, and the nation along with them! As leaders step up, the church will step up!

I will continue posting on this subject offering insight, hope and Kingdom keys to see this through. Stay tuned for more!

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