During the last election, many pastors were afraid to speak out on key Biblical issues like:
- Religious liberty
Now that the election is over, pastors still need to teach the truth and serve as the moral compass of the country.
Pastor Franklin Graham was blunt with a conference of pastors:
“God hates cowards.”
What verse did Graham cite for his exhortation to the pastors?
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)
Graham confronted pastors to take on the moral issues of our time, and stop fearing the consequence.
Sadly, too many pastors want to preach the Gospel, but at the same time do not want to become targets.
What does the Bible say about preaching the Gospel and suffering persecution?
It’s not something to fear, but rejoice about!
“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10)
“And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.” (Acts 5:41)
Like our pastors, everyone of us should not fear persecution for our faith, but trust in our loving Father to protect us.
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