Church: Battle Stations

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  1. If the pastors of America stood idly by while fifty million babies were being murdered, and did not even deal with abortion or “family planning” in the church, why should the Lord bless our efforts to save our “churches” now? Proverbs 1:25-26 was written to US. Love of money, fear of losing financial support for “the ministry” led to 42 years of cowardice (Revelation 21:8). Judgment begins at the house of God. No “homofascist” has any fear of savorless salt.

  2. Here is what Franklin Graham wrote about this on his Facebook page yesterday,

    This is unbelievable! Remember Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian bakery owners in Oregon who were prosecuted by the state for refusing to participate in a same-sex marriage by baking a wedding cake? Friday, Brad Avakian, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner, upheld the ruling that the Kleins have to pay the lesbian couple $135,000 for a long list of alleged damages including: “acute loss of confidence,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “weight gain,” and “worry.” Give me a break. In my opinion, this couple should pay the Kleins $135,000 for all they’ve been through! Even more outrageous is that Avakian has also now ordered the Kleins to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs. This is an outright attack on their ‪#‎freedomofspeech‬. A senior attorney with the The Heritage Foundation was absolutely right when he said, “It is exactly this kind of oppressive persecution by government officials that led the pilgrims to America.” Hear what the Kleins have to say in this video and article. Pray for them as they appeal the ruling and for other Christians experiencing discrimination because of their faith right here in “the land of the free.”

    God bless

  3. Lori says:

    There are several businesses that have been persecuted and attacked for their faith. This will get worse by the day and I really mean by the day! I’ve been following a business owner in Grandville Michigan that stated he would not service people openly showing their homosexuality. He’s been vandalized and had death threats. Today this business owner shared a post on his Facebook to tell Christians to stand firm on their faith. I made a simple comment supporting his message, so two homo supporters came after me of course. This time I decided to use a different way of dealing with them and they finally left me alone. One of them even deleted almost every post he made to me, but I copied it just in case I might need it for the future. I always want to be nice, but it does get old! Stand strong in the Lord, he’s our rock.

  4. Gary Canant says:

    http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/246767-the-next-front-in-battle-over-gay-rights

    Since the body of Christ failed to take a stand with Anita Bryant back in 1977-78,
    Look at what 38 years yields the church.
    38 YEARS? Is there HOPE?
    JOHN 5:5-8

  5. Jackie says:

    John. Right or wrong

    Since the Supreme Court made this ungodly ruling on marriage I feel that our pastors, all pastors need to state to their congregation the position of the church they pastor over. I guess my thought is that God will cover any $$ that a church loses due to loss of a tax exemption status. This should not be what drives the message of the Church. We had better look deeper into our souls over this matter.

    Be ready to stand for Jesus

  6. Tom says:

    No doubt we will be delivered up, but it will be as a testimony and God will give us what to say, neither does it mean things will go well for us. Rather than pray for deliverance, pray that through your words will reach some for salvation. American Christians have lived to comfortable for to long. The Oregon pastors appear to be willing to throw their flocks under the bus. He who looses his life for Christ sake will find it. He who puts Christ aside for comfort and safety will lose everything.

  7. Tom says:

    If the churches loose money and close, God may be wanting them to leave the “building” and scatter the gospel into society. That’s was the result of the first persecution. It spread the gospel beyond the borders of Israel. God may not provide for loss $ but want to achieve a bigger plan. Why is it we think money is the key to God’s plans. God is the key to God’s plan, just obey him.

  8. Judy says:

    In my church I made the comment to a Christian friend that I was sickened by what the supreme court did. Her response? “Oh, she said, we don’t talk about that.” Well, I said, that is how this happened. Luke warm Christians are ‘not talking’ and when you ignore a sin, it grows like a horrible fungus. Not talking about homosexuality, the murder and slaughter of innocent babies and the sickness of pornography will be addressed by God. He has talked about it in His Word. Christians that I know are cowards. My prayer list got a whole lot longer!

  9. Denise in MI says:

    John, Your article on mockers is now posted on the rapture ready site:

    http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/mcternan1.html

    Even though I read it before, I printed it b/c it’s a keeper! If you’ll remember there was a huge response to it and a long dialogue with an atheist/agnostic, Dave.
    I’m still praying for your salvation, Dave. We are getting closer to Christ’s coming for His own. Don’t miss it, buddy. Love, Denise

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      They contacted me and asked if they could post my work, so I gave them permission.
      More will be coming.

  10. In His Love says:

    I thank God for you John!
    It has always been my belief that “if you do not stand for right; wrong takes over”!!
    Keep standing – we are praying for you.

  11. Mary E. says:

    John,
    So happy to see your article in Rapture Ready. I read it every day and I’m thrilled that they have contacted you. I continue to pray that the Lord will “enlarge your tent”. I participated on your test for the Web broadcast, hope that gets off the ground soon.

    Tom,
    Your comment about persecution helping to spread the Gospel was absolutely right on. I think we, here in this country, have forgotten about that. I shouted a big AMEN after reading your thoughts.

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