Besides all things pandemic, the summer of 2020 culminated with, among other things, deep soul searching about race relations in many churches.
Such was the impact of the BLM protests/riots done in the name of George Floyd.
One church after another came out with solemn announcements about systemic racism and historical sins of the church in which they accepted the dogma of a group whose founders were openly Marxist with an agenda on their own website (before it was scrubbed) that denounced God and the traditional family.
There was plenty of room on the political spectrum to object to the wrongful death of George Floyd while in the custody of Officer Chauvin without joining the ranks of the protesters and waving a BLM flag.
Now that SCOTUS has put the final nail in Roe v Wade, we’ll get to see how those same churches react to the most important pro-life decision in a lifetime.
Watch carefully how your leadership reacts to this news.
Jason Mattera has put forward a simple test to let you know if yours is a church worth staying in:
How could he say such a thing???
Well, for one thing, maybe he’s actually read James 4:4. “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
It’s a simple fact understood by true believers on both sides that our increasingly post-Christian secular culture and traditional Christian faith are a collision course.
BLM and other activists have a worldview in whose service they are devout missionaries. They want to stamp out any religious devotion that would rival devotion to their cause.
This offers a simple test to find out what priorities are ultimately guiding your church.
Are the leaders in your church following the lead of Christ or culture?
And if you don’t like that answer? Act accordingly.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.