Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network Urges Pastors to Connect Biblical Principles to Moral and Cultural Issues
PHILADELPHIA – In a recent survey commissioned by the Pennsylvania Pastor’s Network (PPN, www.papastors.net), only 78% of self-identified evangelical pastors agreed that the Bible is a reliable source of absolute truth. 21% of pastors admitted they either may not or definitely would not teach that life is a sacred gift from God.
Sam Rohrer, President of PPN, states, “As our nation turns our back on God and His Word we will not only lose our civil and religious freedoms but we will receive the judgment of God. The Lord warned His people clearly in Deuteronomy 8 that if we forget that our blessings come from Him and think that we got them by ourselves, we will end up losing all we have. The time for Christians to repent of self-dependency and return to the Lord in obedience is now. The time for pastors in the pulpit to lead the way by teaching and preaching biblical principles as the solution to our problems is now. The time to address the moral and cultural issues of our day with Truth and boldness is now.”
Rohrer’s view is not new; famed historian Alexis de Toqueville in the early 1800’s had issued a similar viewpoint when he stated “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” George Washington, often referred to as the “Father of our Country,” has often been quoted as saying “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports…. And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.” History is replete with great thinkers, philosophers, and leaders who recognized that there is a natural law which governs the entire universe, including the affairs of men, and that when men/women decide to abandon the principles of that Natural Law, societal decay is inevitable.
The PA Pastors’ Network is urging churches around the state to commit to preaching on the first Sunday of every month on a topic of cultural or moral relevance, using the Bible as the foundation of all truth. The hope is that by providing Christians with increased teaching about what the Bible says about moral issues, Christians will live out their faith with greater diligence and consistency in all aspects of life.
As part of their commitment to support pastors in preaching boldly from a Biblical worldview, PPN offers sermon notes on a variety of cultural topics, like same-sex marriage, family, and abortion, among others. The PA Pastors’ Network also offers bulletin inserts. To request any of these resources in advance of the next Pulpit Sunday, pastors or lay people can contact the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network at http://www.papastors.net/contact. Pastors who want to participate in the next Pulpit Sunday can get more details on the organization’s website at http://www.papastors.net.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues; examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in our political process on a non-partisan basis.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network website continues to offer a wealth of resources to pastors to help them equip their congregations to live a Christian life, from sermon notes to corporate prayers for our nation, to resources for laypeople, covering everything from preparation to finances.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a part of Let Freedom Ring, Inc., a 501c(4) non-profit organization. To contact them visit. www.papastors.net or call 610-793-1800.
To schedule interviews with Sam Rohrer, President of the PA Pastors’ Network, contact Deborah Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096.
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