Pastor's Council

WHAT IS TRUTH?

During his trial before Roman authorities, Jesus was asked by Pilate, "You are a king then?" Jesus replied, "You say that I'm a king, I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify TO THE TRUTH. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." Pilate responded, "What is truth?

Pilate stood close to the truth, was bothered by it, but never embraced it. Jesus was THE TRUTH. His Word is the standard for determining truth. Pilate turned from the truth and in doing so models modern politicians who like Pilot stand before God completely oblivious of it.

Truth for Washington, D.C. politicians is whatever they say it is. With no true moral compass their "situational ethics" needle trembles indecisively. Truth for political leaders with no moral standard can rationalize any atrocity they choose to perpetrate. They pitch lies no matter how flagrant or transparently ridiculous and flaunt it as the truth.

I have debated liberal national religious leaders on the stage of private colleges and state universities. They universally use the same old tired ploy of wrapping their warped agenda in the cloak of social justice, poverty, and peace. That cloak is becoming thread-bare. People are beginning to see through their thinly veiled hypocrisy.

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The Need for a Nationwide Grassroots Pastor's Council

Dear Pastor:

There is good reason why we need a nationwide grassroots Pastor's Council. This is a way for us to speak and act in concert. We have associations, denominations, and conventions, but they are not organized primarily for public activism in behalf of our government. The Bible speaks of our duty to obey the rules of our government. We can do that best if we have been actively engaged in helping to make those rules. Our Republic allows us the privilege of making just laws. We can be "nice and reverent" stay in our pews and concede our right to make law to immoral and corrupt politicians. Such unconcern would betray our ministry.

Pastors, called by God, cannot entertain the idea of ungodly leaders having control over our church members. But that can happen and it may be sooner than you think if we are unwilling to step outside our comfort zones and demand godly leaders and righteous law.

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