Where is the Lord’s fear?

armed_wedding_partyRecently, Lifeway conducted a research poll containing some startling statistics that reveal where public opinion stands in relation to same-sex “marriage” and the acceptance of homosexual behavior. The poll reported that 58 percent of those surveyed believe that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue just like age, race, and gender. The narrative by those who want to redefine marriage that same-sex “marriage” is a “civil right” seems to have taken hold.

Some of the other research findings are:
– 63 percent agree and 27 percent disagree that pastors should be allowed to refuse to officiate same-sex weddings if they are made legal in their state;
– 58 percent agree and 33 percent disagree that photographers should be allowed to refuse to work same-sex weddings if they are made legal in their state;
-40 percent agree and 52 percent disagree that rental halls should be allowed to refuse to rent out their facilities for same-sex weddings if they are made legal in their state;

These statistics should be a wake-up call for pastors who think that they can avoid preaching about these issues. Public opinion on the issues of same-sex “marriage” and homosexual behavior is shifting dramatically. What are you as a pastor doing to counter this shift?

The Supreme Court is poised to render decisions on two cases by the end of June that could redefine marriage. Before the Supreme Court has its say, shouldn’t America’s pastors be heard about what God says on the subject?

Make your voice heard by participating in Pulpit Freedom Sunday on June 9, 2013. Make sure your congregation knows where the Church stands on marriage. The Bible has not changed.  God’s Word remains true that homosexual behavior is wrong and that marriage is as God Himself defined it in the beginning pages of Scripture – between one man and one woman only.  Public opinion cannot change Truth. But Truth must be proclaimed to be believed and adopted.  And that is where your role as a pastor comes in. You are to proclaim the Truth of God’s Word “in season and out of season.” (2 Tim. 4:2).  After all, God’s Word is profitable for, among other things, teaching and correction. (2 Tim. 3:16). But, as the Apostle Paul reminds pastors, how are others to hear God’s Truth without someone preaching to them? (Rom. 10:14-15).

The fact of the matter is that our society desperately needs to hear what the Creator of marriage and sexual behavior says about what He created. That’s what Pulpit Freedom Sunday this year is all about – marriage. Pastor, please do not let this opportunity pass you by. Go to www.pulpitfreedom.org and sign up to participate either on June 9 or on a Sunday as close to that as you can. Stand together with hundreds of your fellow pastors from across the country proclaiming God’s Truth to a…continue

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6 responses to “Where is the Lord’s fear?

  1. It is very sad to see society drifting in the wrong direction.

  2. Jonah! Stop running away from the LORD, and for your own desires! The LORD will make a fish swallow you!

    God’s will was done by the US Supreme Court last week. Praise God!

  3. Fear?? Yes, godly fear is good but ‘out to lunch.’ You have the lion as the chief of beasts, and one would naturally flee from such an animal, yet this reverential fear which should be natural to a believer towards God (our God is a consuming fear) is avoided.

    But I do think the male lion has no equal. It’s no wonder WHO is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

  4. Yes, I agree with jane_liewsh: It saddens me deeply to see what is happening in our world. In my grief I am comforted by the beatitudes that remind me that the Lord finds value in my mourning and broken-heartedness over sin and my hungering for righteousness. I think this sadness, itself, is a form of intercessory prayer.

  5. i think of paul “preaching christ and him crucified” in a freeing way,…instead of the naming and pointing out of “specific” sins,…..???…….doesn’t preaching jesus “offer” a way to forgiveness and freedom, etc,…because jesus is the “right”eous one. there is so much “wrong” in the world that it seems we have a tendency to perhaps “over-focus” on it to the point where we talk about “WRONG” more than “RIGHT”…………….just my two cents on what i have read here,…..have a good day

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