Rev. William Cook of the Black Robe Regiment took to BarbWire last week to warn that the Devil is taking over the United States through gay rights and legal abortion, telling conservative churches that “this is a time to fight!”
“By sanctioning abortion, and more recently, sodomy, America has done violence to the Imago Dei and itself,” Cook said.
“America was given a choice between liberty and death. America chose death, and shall have tyranny.”
The Church in America is facing existential threats, of a far more serious nature than an overbearing mother country, but walk into atypical evangelical church in “anytown USA” on a Sunday morning, and you would never know “there’s a war on.” You may hear a sermon on abortion if you show up on Sanctity of Life Sunday; on the threat to the General Welfare of unmitigated sodomy, almost never; and on the growing threat of Islamofacism or on civic duty, never. The importance of giving and volunteering for some aspect of the Sunday event, however, will almost always be touched on, but the fact that the world is burning, or that America is crumbling because the “pillar and support of the truth” (the Church) (1 Timothy 3:15) has surrendered government to the “sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2), who haven’t a clue how to secure Liberty, will not come up in today’s “seeker-sensitive” ecclesial culture, because the Three Wise Monkeys (“see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil,”) rule the pulpit.
Does submission to governing authority mean, as some seem to believe, that we should capitulate with the confiscation of our natural rights and those of our posterity? That we should relinquish the right to life of the unborn to the misguided ambivalence of a few in the pew? That we should sentence millions who cannot discern between their right and left hands to the fate of Sodom by preaching around sodomy? That we should let sleeping consciences lie in the place Divine judgment is set to begin? (1 Peter 4:17) That we should surrender our own and our Posterity’s Liberty to tyranny without a fight? Did not Adam cede his own and his posterity’s liberty to the father of tyrants when he submitted to the serpent’s lie?
By sanctioning abortion, and more recently, sodomy, America has done violence to the Imago Dei and itself. Nation’s that rebel against the Divine prescription for supremacy over the “elemental principles of the world,” (Gal. 4:3) inevitably come to be ruled by them. America was given a choice between liberty and death. America chose death, and shall have tyranny.
But some will say, “I have not had an abortion. I am not homosexual. I believe abortion and sodomy are wrong. I can’t impose my beliefs on others, can I?” Silence is tacit approval. Therefore, “silence in the face of evil is evil,” as is withholding a single “jot or tittle” of God’s counsel, or anything that would benefit to God’s people. (Acts 20:20, 27) Rather than equivocate, perhaps we should obey God and “deliver the society that is marching toward oblivion of its own accord, and blindly staggering to slaughter.” (Proverbs 24:11 paraphrased)
This is a time to fight!