PA Pastors’ Network Urges Pastors to Connect Biblical Principles to Moral and Cultural Issues During Pulpit Sundays
PHILADELPHIA –Pennsylvania Pastor’s Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) 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. This Sunday, December 1, the topic is “Marriage and the Bible” in response to Illinois and Hawaii recently becoming the 15th and 16th states, respectively, to legalize homosexual marriage. 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 and other helps on a variety of cultural topics, like same-sex marriage, family, and abortion, among many others as part of their PPN Resource Library. To download any of these resources in advance of the upcoming Pulpit Sunday, pastors or lay people can go to the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network website at www.papastors.net. Details for pastors who want to participate in this Sunday’s Pulpit Sunday on December 1 are also available on the website.
Sam Rohrer, President of PPN and the American Pastors’ Network (APN, www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net), 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 look to 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 is now, especially when it comes to marriage as nearly one-third of our country has now legalized homosexual marriage. The time to address the moral and cultural issues of our day with Truth and boldness is now. There is absolutely no time to waste. We must act now.”
PPN purports that marriage between a man and a woman has been recognized by virtually all people during all times of history as the most foundational unit of society and the most significant environment in the upbringing of children. Marriage, according to a Biblical worldview, is God’s design in bringing the opposite sexes together into a complementary whole. Male and female qualities are each uniquely observed and esteemed in the marriage union, according to a Biblical view. In addition, marriage between a man and a woman is the only natural way to procreate, again presenting a foundational platform from which the next generation is brought to life.
The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is urging Christians to continue to work to protect and defend marriage as God established it.
Rohrer recently completed a five-part “Stand in the Gap” radio series, consisting of one-minute broadcasts about the reasons to protect biblical marriage that air across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“There are five basic, biblical reasons for marriage between one man and one woman,” Rohrer said. “At PPN, we emphasize the authority of scripture for deciding all issues, including marriage and urge pastors to defend what God has established.”
PPN Stand in the Gap radio features can also be streamed on the PPN website. For more information on Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network, visit www.papastors.net or call 610.584.1225.
PPN teaches that the hope for the preserving of liberty in our nation will be realized only when Christians know the Truth of God’s Word as preached from the pulpits by our pastors and then who commit to impacting the culture for Christ. Pulpit Sundays have been instituted to advocate the following:
- Pastors speak to congregations about the Biblical and Constitutional authority they have to educate their congregations about such issues.
- The goal of preaching about these issues is to have Christians across the state understand the meaning of self-government under God.
- The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network urges every Christian pastor across the state to join fellow pastors in preaching the Biblical truth about moral and cultural issues and in so doing, to become a “Stand in the Gap” pastor and church.
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 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).
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