Daily Devotional for Monday August 18, 2014
Corporate America Reflects Our Culture that doesn't Care What Christians Believe
(Luke 6:11, John 7:7, 15:18)
Corporate America reflects our culture that no longer cares what Christians believe, think, or do! A culture that marginalizes, dismisses, and boldly rejects Christians and our beliefs, doesn't even fear offending the Christian community when it comes to commerce. Target and Burger King are recent examples of Corporate America making business decisions they know are in direct contradiction to Christian beliefs, but made the tactical decision to move forward with those anti-Christian decisions believing it will not hurt their overall sales figures.
Target a business that has spend decades creating a "family friendly" image, has openly and publicly embraced gay marriage and the homosexual community. They even have a new ad campaign glorifying gay marriage and encouraging those involved in gay marriage to use Target for their "bridal registry." Burger King recently rolled out a new "Pride Whopper" in a rainbow wrapping, using their signature sandwich to cater to the homosexual community. Both of these major corporations clearly implemented these campaigns with the full knowledge and understanding they would be met with an outcry from the Christian community, but calculated that in the end that outcry would be from a few on the "fringe," and most who identify themselves as Christians would not care!
AS SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE PULSE OF CHRISTIANITY AND OUR SECULAR CULTURE AS MUCH AS ANYONE, I CAN TELL YOU THAT THEIR CONCLUSION WAS 100% ACCURATE AND SPEAKS VOLUMES TO THE LACK OF INFLUENCE CHRISTIANS HAVE IN THIS NATION!!!
I have tried to warn you for 15 years now that this generation of gutless pastors that has created a generation of Biblically illiterate and gutless Christians! It has created a compromised church that actually promotes and glorifies sins like homosexuality, abortion, while giving up Biblical Truths to fellowship with the false religions, cults, and New Age beliefs of the day who never give up their non-Biblical beliefs! We have marginalized our faith, God's Truth, and the Gospel in the culture we live!!!
DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW WHY I OFTEN RAIL AGAINST THOSE WHO COMPROMISE THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE, THE GUTLESS PREACHING BY MOST OF THIS GENERATION OF PASTORS, AND THOSE WHO AMASS PERSONAL FORTUNES AND LUXURY ITEMS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOSPEL AS THEY BUILD THEIR KINGDOM OVER THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
(A recent Barna study confirmed what I have been telling you for years now. Less than 10% of pastors surveyed ever preach on "controversial issues," fearing those issue will hurt their donations. So rather than preach against the social ills of our day that are leading this nation far away from God and Biblical Truth, they stay silent to keep the money rolling in! MONEY OVER TRUTH, MONEY OVER SOULS!!!)
IT HAS LED US TO THIS PLACE WHERE WE NO LONGER HAVE ANY REAL INFLUENCE ON OUR CULTURE. JUST LOOK AT THIS ABSOLUTE CHAOS AND BREAKDOWN OF OUR SOCIETY WE WITNESS EVERY DAY DUE TO REMOVING GOD'S TRUTH AS HOW WE ARE TO LIVE OUR LIVES. WE ARE SO MARGINALIZED THAT THE MEDIA FOR THE PAST DECADE, AND NOW EVEN CORPORATE AMERICA, NO LONGER FEARS US OR OUR RESPONSE TO THE DECISIONS THEY MAKE THAT ARE IN COMPLETE OPPOSITION TO OUR BELIEFS!
A few weeks ago, after 15 yrs I was vindicated by the government no less, having been called a liar and every pejorative you could imagine for telling people the truth that less than 2% of our society has chosen to engage in perverted, unnatural, unhealthy sex with people of the same sex. It was reported by the CDC that the actual percentage was 1.7% of our population! I also reject those who claim 70% or more in this nation are Christians. There may be that many identifying themselves as a Christian, but actual born-again men and women who have given their heart and life to Christ by faith is probably around 10%. THAT IS STILL 5 TIMES THE NUMBER OF THOSE WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO ENGAGE IN SEX WITH PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX!
Why do those who follow satan, who will be losers for all eternity, stop at nothing to achieve victory during this life, while those who follow Jesus, who have the assurance of eternity in Heaven with God their Creator, sit back and accept defeat during this life?The fact is churches, ministries, and works of God have NO PLAN for victory over the social ills of our day. Satan's troops slaughter 4,000 babies every 24 hours, work tirelessly to advance the radical homosexual agenda, gambling, pornography, and other social issues that plague our culture. Why don't our churches, ministries, or numerous Christian organizations who raise hundreds of millions annually even have a plan to achieve real victory???
While Liveprayer works to call this nation back to God's Truth, people to faith in Jesus Christ, we are also bringing together the remnant who will not compromise the Truth of the Bible or bow their knee to Baal and take a stand in our culture for righteousness. If the reprobates can take a stand for their beliefs, invoke their will on society, why can't the righteous take a stand for our beliefs and invoke our will on society?
I love you and care about you so much. Understand this. Our culture no longer even pretends to respect our beliefs. We are discounted and dismissed. Like the servants of satan work and work until they get victory, we must start working and working until WE get victory!
I AM NO LONGER INTERESTED IN JUST IMPACTING LIVES AND THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN FOR CHRIST, BUT IN ALSO IMPACTING OUR CULTURE. WE HAVE MORE CHURCHES, MORE MINISTRIES, MORE WORKS OF GOD THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF CHRISTENDOM, YET OUR CULTURE IS IN SPIRITUAL FREEFALL. WHY? VICTORY IS NOT OUR GOAL. WELL THAT IS CHANGING. WE HAVE VICTORY OVER THE SOCIAL ILLS OF OUR DAY AS OUR GOAL AND THE PLAN AND ABILITY TO ACHIEVE THAT VICTORY!!!
What I need now are some bold and fearless men and women of God who will stand with me and help me lead this nation back to God and see these victories won. I know everyone is busy with their own lives. This is not another event to be part of. This is not another program to plug into. This is the first time anyone has seriously tried to mobilize a true army of the faithful for the sheer purpose of leading the nation back to God and Biblical values, people to faith in Christ, while attacking the social ills of our day. I need men and women with vision, with leadership skills, and with a heart for Christ that will enable them to fight with me to see victory. I need some sold out men and women of God whose only goal is VICTORY! I can't do this alone, will you join me?
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,