Pastor, Please Help Us

Read these words written by Pastor Chuck Baldwin from Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL.

My bet is that you will either be screaming Hallelujah, or pulling your hair out.

Which is it for you?

In the early 60s, the battlefield was prayer and Bible reading in school. Pastors and church abandoned the battlefield, and the enemy took the field. In the early 70s, abortion-on-demand was the battlefield. Pastors and churches abandoned the battlefield, and the enemy took the field. In the early 2000s, the creation of a police state was the battlefield (which is still raging), and the vast majority of pastors and churches are nowhere to be found. Now, the enemies of liberty are threatening to make outlaws out of millions of God-fearing, law-abiding citizens who believe in the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. This is the point today where “the devil and the world are at the moment attacking.” And once again, most pastors and churches are abandoning the battlefield.

Pastor, please help us!

If every pastor who, in his heart, believes in the right to keep and bear arms would publically from the pulpit denounce Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein’s attempted gun ban plan, it is almost certain that the politicians at both the State and federal levels would hear the message loud and clear. With apologies to Edmund Burke, the only way evil can triumph is when Christian people – especially pastors – do nothing.

Instead of being courageous prophets, as God’s men are commissioned to be, so many of them – especially the nationally renowned ones – are busy providing cover for the would-be tyrants in Washington, D.C. Case in point: during a pre-inauguration service for President Obama, nationally-renowned pastor Andy Stanley (son of the famous Charles Stanley) delivered a 12-minute address. During his “sermon,” he called Obama “America’s Pastor-in-Chief.”

Barack Obama is a man who believes in killing innocent unborn babies (How many babies have been murdered in the wombs of their mothers since Obama was first elected back in 2008?); he is a man who, on his own personal orders, has killed nearly 200 children in drone missile attacks (at least two of the children who were killed were Americans). No consent of Congress was ever given. On his word alone, Barack Obama has used drone missiles to kill many times more children than Adam Lanza killed at Sandy Hook.

Leave a comment.  What’s your first reaction from Pastor Baldwin’s words?

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  • Will Marotti February 4, 2013 Reply

    I am a pastor and a radio talk show host on a CBS affiliate in Hartford – I’ve been speaking out daily on the attack against the 2nd Amendment! But I do agree with the pastor – too many clergy MIAs

  • Steve Long February 4, 2013 Reply

    If he (Preacher Baldwin) is really a follower of Christ he should forget about politics and get back to the Gospel. The object is to urge people to flee from the wrath to come and get in the ark, not to make sure every one who wants to be is armed with a semiautomatic and a combat magazine. It is not conceivable that this would even be the very last item on Jesus’s to-to list. Does Jesus really want his followers to carry personal weapons and defend themselves. Peter tried this and Jesus had to glue an ear back on. When Jesus sent his disciples out by twos he told them to not even bring money or a change of clothes. We say we trust in God but we don’t really. We trust in the gun and the nuclear submarine when God has asked us if He can assume responsibility for that department. The way I figure it the Powerful God that stopped the mouths of Lions from eating a tasty morsel named Daniel can get me out of any fix of His choosing and if the Lions eat me Praise God, He is still God. He must have decided that it is time for me to come to Him now rather than later and that is way alright with me….and the poor Lions needed some good nutrition. Our missionaries worldwide in most countries live in daily danger (my Daughter and Son-in-law are in such a situation) and they live and breath (Acts 17) because God wants them to live right now and He protects them. Are U.S.A. Christians only willing to be prepared to kill for the mission but cowards to die for it (as on a cross). There is a pile of scripture from the mouth of our Lord on this subject. And consider this old favorite that folks don’t actually seem to understand the meaning of, “Not by might (guns) nor by power (politics) but by my Spirit says the Lord.” Jesus killed or injured NOT EVEN ONE of His oppressors and they violated the law to kill HIm. If you are defending guns and politics you are (at the very least) off message. The message by the power of the Spirit is the Gospel (er, the good news anyone?, not Full Metal Jacket)

  • Peter Walters February 5, 2013 Reply

    I don’t see how Bible reading, abortion on demand and carrying a gun are of equal value. Why does anyone need an assault rifle?

  • Mark Hoffman February 5, 2013 Reply

    I think it is easy to get confused on what we are really to be battling against. The enemy is destroying the lives of people all around us and though I believe politics is important and we should be involved, it can serve to distract us.

  • Bill Hogg February 5, 2013 Reply

    Pete Walters amen and amen! Dodgy sociological analysis ny the gunslinging pastor and shocking call to abuse the pulpit.I am more than sick and tired of Christians and pastors bellowing about their so called God ordained rights to pack heat.
    “Peter ,put away your sword.”

    • Jiggylegg February 5, 2013 Reply

      Peter had a sword. Think about it.

  • Kevan February 5, 2013 Reply

    If we are willing to call the gun-carrying police officer to defend us against an attack, being armed ourselves is no less Christian. Hoplophobia is tantamount to a suicidal impulse which many Christians simply do not experience.

  • Fred February 5, 2013 Reply

    Wasn’t there something about he who takes the sword will die by the sword?

  • Steve Long February 5, 2013 Reply

    Jiggylegg, You missed Jesus response to Peter’s move didn’t you. Peter is an imperfect person just like you n’ me and sometimes we do things that confuse Jesus a little. But He is patient with us and He will sometimes clean up our messes. I’m hoping you weren’t trying to mean that if Peter carried a sword and used it then it clears the way from Heaven for us to make the same goofy mistake that Peter did. So if Peter denies Jesus three times then Jesus is still down with that if we do the same thing. I’m pretty sure Peter would NOT agree with that because when the Sanhedrin began to knock him and the apostles around in the early church it never occurred to him to arm himself and repeat his prior bad performance. Instead they PRAYED FOR BOLDNESS to keep preaching the Gospel. When Jesus was on trial for His life Pontius Pilate asked him if He was a king . Read Jesus’s reply, ” Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. IF My kingdom were of this world, THEN My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; BUT AS IT IS, My kingdom is not of this realm.” Jiggylegg, what kingdom are you of, This worlds or heavens? Jesus’s kingdom is not one of fighters but lovers. Nowhere in the New Testament is there a shred of teaching on self defense. And why was that? Because sometimes when our teeth are loosened by the bully bystanders begin to understand that we really believe what the Gospel means. Jesus taught, “turn the other cheek.” and He said, “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Read the last part of Hebrews 11 to see how many of the prophets were treated. So the real question is just how much does God own of us? How much of us did the Cross buy. If God owns us completely then He can use us in any fashion that He wants, but if we own some stock in ourselves then perhaps I could understand trying to let God do everything but the self protection part….but then no man can have two masters can they! And if you and God have joint ownership then that looks like two masters to me.

  • Fred February 5, 2013 Reply

    George Carlin said churches should pay taxes if they want to be involved in politics. I predict that will eventually happen if the church insists in being political.

    If churches want to play the game of politics, let them pay admission like everyone else [George Carlin, from the album “What Am I Doing In New Jersey?”]

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