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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:50:05 -0800
"...AND the PULPITS ARE SILENT"
-by Coach Dave Daubenmire.

[Mar 6 - NewsWithViews.com]

"For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as
he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a
cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore
they are become great, and waxen rich.They are waxen fat, they
shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not
the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the
right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these
things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a
nation as this?" - Jeremiah 5:26-31.

Despite what the political parties would like you to believe, the
problem in America is not the politicians, it is the pulpits. I hate to
break the news to you, but most of America's pulpits are filled with
cowardly men. They are a shame to the Christ they claim to serve.

Harsh words, aren't they? Not the type of thing that will make any
friends in this "cheap-Grace" culture in which we live. But that's
okay. I'm not looking to make friends.

I am about fed-up with what I see. How did we ever get such man-
pleasing leaders? All that our fore-fathers held dear is being
destroyed before our very eyes and hardly a peep from the pulpit.
They don't want to hear it. It's the pulpiteers that I am talking about.
They are concerned with being too harsh, they tell me that "Jesus
is in control," that they are not "called" to fight evil and that "we
should pray for our enemies."

Where have these guys come from? What we need is a return of
the Voice of God thundering through the prophets standing in
America's pulpits. Not the prissy Purpose Driven drivel passing as
the Gospel today. The feminized-preachers of today cannot hold a
candle to those who ushered in The Great Awakening which led to
the American Revolution, and the abolition of slavery -- two world-
changing events spearheaded by the pulpit.

Listen to the message of America's premiere preachers today.
Rick Warren and his Purpose Driven Life have infiltrated the
Church. Over 400,000 pastors have attended his conferences and
over 40 million of his books have been sold. Wikipedia tells us
"Since September 2002, over 30,000 congregations, corporations,
and sports teams across the United States have participated in a
"40 Days of Purpose" emphasis. A May 2005 survey of American
pastors and ministers conducted by George Barna asked
Christian leaders to identify what books were the most influential
on their lives and ministries." The Purpose Driven Life was the
most frequent response. Today's Christians are more familiar with
the words of Warren than the Words of Jesus. Thousands of
America's churches have used it in their Bible Studies and
thousands of preachers preach Warren's message.

Joel Osteen was voted Most Influential Christian in 2006. His
preaching style focuses on "the goodness of God rather than sin."
He is a self-described "Life-coach" and "thinks that there are
probably others better qualified, or more gifted for explaining Bible
verses. Osteen explains that he tries to teach Biblical principles in
a simple way, emphasizing the power of love and a positive
attitude." Wikipedia. "Presently, Osteen and several Lakewood
Church team members travel across the nation, presenting
programs in large stadiums to a paying public." He has sold
millions of books to millions of feel-good Christians. Watch this.

While our nation is killing babies, our schools are indoctrinating
Christian-kids in Secular Humanism, and "Truth has fallen in the
streets," our preachers are attending church-growth seminars,
using 'self-help" books to supplement the Bible, and chasing after
the butts and bucks. They are fiddling while the nation burns,
building their church rather than Christ's Kingdom.

Public schools are destroying the faith of Christian children and
the pulpits are silent.

Legislation is introduced to remove the rights of parents and the
pulpits are silent.

Children are taught they came from apes and the pulpits are silent.

Millions of children are "medicated" to control their behavior and
the pulpits are silent.

Gambling is promoted to pay for schools and the pulpit is silent.

Precious babies are being murdered in the womb and the pulpits are silent.

Planned Parenthood kills babies with our tax dollars and the
pulpits are silent.

Judges make laws and the pulpits are silent.

Tolerance trumps Truth and the pulpits are silent.

Sodomy is granted legal protection and the pulpits are silent.

The institution of marriage is crumbling and the pulpits are silent.

Obama says the Sermon on the Mount justifies gay marriage and
the pulpits are silent.

Government has replaced God as defender and provider and the
pulpits are silent.

Faith-based initiatives invite the government into the Church and
the pulpits are silent.

The IRS muzzles the voice of the Church and the pulpits are silent.

Taxes are levied to do the work of the Church and the pulpits are silent.

The Church locks arms with compassionate-conservativism and
the pulpits are silent.

Children's service agencies separate family members and the
pulpits are silent.

Self-help books replace the Bible and the pulpits are silent.

A Purpose Driven Life is elevated above dying to self and the
pulpits are silent.

G.W. Bush says Christians and Muslims worship the same God
and the pulpits are silent.

The Constitution is ignored and the pulpits are silent.

Pagans pray to open a session of Congress and the pulpits are silent.

Our elected officials lie and steal and the pulpits are silent.

Private property is stolen by government and the pulpits are silent.

Mother Earth is protected more than Father God is defended and
the pulpits are silent.

Illegal aliens over-run our borders and the pulpits are silent.

The entertainment industry celebrates debauchery and the pulpits are silent.

From a bygone era, the sound from the pulpit rumbles throughout the ages.

"Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a
doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman
sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in
Zion with the world around you DAMNED?" - Leonard Ravenhill.

Churches don't need new members half so much as they need the
old bunch made over. There wouldn't be so many non-church goers
if there were not so many non-going churches. Too many churches
are little more than four walls and a roof.- Billy Sunday

The voice from the pulpit today sings a different song.

"The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their
means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in
the end thereof?" Jeremiah 5:31.

Truth, justice and the American way are a thing of the past.

"None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in
vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth
iniquity." Isaiah 59:4.

Tragically, the pulpits are silent.

~SOURCE: http://www.newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/daveA.htm

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