approximately 3,700 innocent precious lives of unborn babies were
snuffed out. Their arms and legs were torn from their bodies, their skulls
crushed. One and one half million times each year our "civilized" society will
take and innocent life. And 300,000 pulpits are silent.
Six hundred thousand children, between the ages of 3 and 18, are involved in
child pornography. Twenty thousand of them will disappear each year, never to be
seen again. And 300,000 pulpits are silent.
The TV networks make a mockery of Christians, the Christian faith and Christian
values with nearly every show they air. Greed, materialism, violence, sexual
immorality are standard fare. Program after program, movie after movie contains
anti-Christian episodes and plots. News articles condescendingly refer to the
"fundamental, right wing Christians." Those who speak out for the
sacredness of life are branded as extremist. And 300,000 pulpits are silent.
Teenage suicide is the highest it has ever been. The number of teenage
alcoholics and drug addicts is the highest ever. Christian morality cannot be
taught in schools but atheistic immorality can. Divorce is taking approximately
one of every two marriages. The number of children living in broken homes is
fast becoming a majority. And 300,000 pulpits are silent.
Rape has increased 700 percent in the last fifty years, and that takes into
consideration the population growth. The FBI says one in four 12-year-old girls
will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. Pornography has become an eight
billion dollar business, with some of the largest companies in America involved.
The Internet is flooded with pornography. And 300,000 pulpits are silent.
Rock music fills the airways, and our children's minds are
polluted with music
which legitimizes rape, murder, forced sex, sadomasochism, adultery, satanic
worship, etc. And 300,000 pulpits are silent.
A majority of states now have lotteries. We have eliminated that crime by
making it 'legal' and putting it under the control of the state.
pulpits are silent.
What important matters are being dealt with in our churches? The church
bulletin says there will be a meeting to plan the church-wide supper. We are
raising money to put a new floor cover in the kitchen. (The old one doesn't
match the new stove and refrigerator.) The sermon subject last Sunday was
"How To Have A Positive Attitude." We are organizing a softball team.
At a meeting of church officials a program was announced to recruit new
members. We need the new program because we are losing membership. The new
program was worked out by some of the very top professionals, people who have
had success in gaining new members for the Lions Club and other organizations.
We really need professionals to do the job.
Sometimes blasphemy comes unnoticed while
300,000 pulpits are silent.
In America we make a big deal about
'freedom of speech". Few realize that the churches DO NOT have freedom of
Everyone has freedom of
except the clergy!
The pulpit has great power to do good
when the clergyman is free to speak on on matters of politics as did the
prophets of old such as Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and others including
The modern churches are corporations
silenced by voluntarily accepting 501c(3) tax exempt status and state licensing
of the clergy.
In effect, the system had bribed them
with money to be silent churches.
You can check this out for yourself by
clicking on 1,2,3, 4 and 5 above.
Would Jesus Christ have kept quiet if
Rome had granted him tax exempt status in exchange for his silence?