PA Pastors Network: Being Quiet about the Truth Won’t Work – Morality, Religious Freedom Too Precious

PHILADELPHIA – Corruption and scandals have become almost commonplace in Washington’s corridors. Most Americans, however, seem little affected by the news reports streaming out of our nation’s capitol.

Sam Rohrer, President of Pennsylvania Pastor’s Network (PPN,, is calling on pastors to boldly preach the truth of God’s Word, even in a culture that has become decidedly, and even proudly, post-modern.

Rohrer reminds people, “Jeremiah the prophet said, ‘When I rebuked the people because of their sins, they ridiculed God and made fun of me. So, I said, I won’t talk of God any longer – but I couldn’t stand being quiet because God’s word became a burning fire shut up in my bones. So, I spoke more boldly of the Lord because He was with me.’”

As our nation’s courts strike down more and more laws in a fully embraced confirmation of our culture’s endorsement of a post-modern view of morality such as legalized homosexual marriage, euthanasia, and abortion, Rohrer and others see this as a continuing and direct assault on the Truth of God’s Word, as well as a direct threat to religious freedom for all.

Rohrer is urging pastors to be clear and unapologetic on the entire range of Biblical Truth as it speaks to all areas of culture and public policy. This certainly includes the currently controversial issues such as marriage and the sanctity of all human life, but also includes the issues of taxation, spending, healthcare, the role of government, and increasingly the tyrannical behavior of many in public office and how Christians should think and act about these issues in light of Scripture, liberty and our Constitutional form of government.

Rohrer urges pastors, “Speak boldly for God and His Truth. In the days of Jeremiah, the culture had forgotten the Lord. The people had walked away from His Word and become idolatrous and greedy. What we see happening all around us today is nothing new – not even the ‘new morality’ people are embracing. This is not about being progressive or more intelligent. In fact, it is just a backward spiraling into the chaos and lawlessness that history has seen repeated many times over. Every time people deny the truth of God, corruption and lawlessness follows.”

A survey conducted earlier this year in Pennsylvania revealed that a growing number of pastors – up to 20% of even self-proclaimed evangelical pastors – don’t view God’s Word to be the final moral authority and the definitive source of truth, and therefore won’t preach it as such.

Rohrer states, “Too many self-proclaimed Christians seem to feel the need to apologize for what God’s Word says is true. Christians needn’t apologize for God. In fact, they dare not. If God’s people, who call themselves by His name, won’t uphold His Truth clearly, simply, and boldly, then they become participants in the hiding of God’s truth and actually encourage the judgment of God on our nation and the loss of our Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms. ”

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 state chapter affiliate of the American Pastors’ Network. The American Pastors’ Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501 C3 non-profit organization). To contact them visit. or call 610-584.1225.


To schedule interviews with Sam Rohrer, President of the PA Pastors’ Network, contact Deborah Hamilton at, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096.

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