The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
September 24, 2012
"Politics, Pastors and Business as Usual
by Robert McCurry
Whether your perception of today’s political fanfare is a ‘carnival’ or a ‘circus’ it is certain that ‘it’s business as usual’ with the exception of the price tag. A study by the research firm Borrell Associates projects that election spending in 2012 will reach a stratospheric $9.8 billion, vs. about $7 billion in 2008.
I’m a Gospel preacher, not a politician. But thankfully I learned in the early days of my ministry that the Gospel is all-inclusive to all of life; the Gospel and practical Christianity in the real world is not a dichotomy. My calling and responsibility, and likewise that of every God-called preacher, is to preach the Gospel to all, define sin and command everyone to repent and believe the Gospel and live in obedience to God’s Word.
You will not hear this from Fox News, CBS, NBC, CNN or local TV; New York Times, Wall Street Journal or the local newspaper. These entities have no interest in truth relating to the true Jehovah God of the Bible; sin; God’s law; protecting the preborn; biblical marriage and biblical Christianity. To the contrary, these entities have become conduits of hostility and opposition to all of these truths; they are rather emissaries of Satan’s lies and those who work in concert with him to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).
These entities have high jacked and brazenly touts the subjects of abortion, sodomy, marriage, family, economics and civil government as exclusively ‘political’; pastors and churches at large give credence to the lie by their silence and passivity; they say, ‘I don’t believe in ‘mixing religion with politics.’ It’s business as usual. How tragic!
Our day is like the days of the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s countermen had reached a point of such indifference and callousness about sin that they were not at all ashamed; they didn’t even blush when they had committed what God called an abomination (Jer 8:12). “No man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done?” (Jer 8:6). They were so blind that they couldn’t recognize the coming judgment of God (Jer 8:7).
The false prophets of Jeremiah’s day busied themselves with ‘healing’ the land. They salved the nation’s conscience by promising peace when there was no peace (Jer 6:14; 8:11). “The prophets prophesy falsely and my people love to have it so” (Jer 5:31). Someone observed, “The way to be successful is to give the public exactly what it wants and about ten percent more than it expects.” The false prophets were popular and successful; they gave the people what they wanted to hear by preaching a false peace. The Lord’s true prophet, Jeremiah, was despised, falsely accused of conspiracy and sent to prison for exposing sin and preaching repentance.
Man is naturally inclined to be romantic. That is, he perceives the world subjectively and longs for a land of make-believe. His illusions cause him to cling to whatever makes him feel euphoric. To him, “Tomorrow shall be as this day and even more abundant.”
Man is also incurably religious. If he doesn’t worship the true, sovereign Jehovah God of the Bible, he will worship false gods. If he rejects the true Gospel of Christ he will embrace another gospel, another Jesus and another spirit (II Cor 11:4).
The days of ‘peace and prosperity’ are now being broadcast across the land by political prophets. The multitudes foolishly have their hope in a political panacea.
Jehovah God speaks to our day
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish” (Ps 146:3-4).
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes” (Ps 118:8-9).
Jesus Christ is LORD! The law of the Lord is perfect! “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us” (Isa 33:22).
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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