American Pastors Network Stands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands before Congress this morning to warn of the dangers of a nuclear Iran, reports continue to spread of a rift between the United States and Israel. While Netanyahu believes Iran must be prevented from enriching uranium, President Obama supports a deal that would allow Iran to engage in uranium enrichment for supposedly peaceful purposes and that would create a ‘breakout period,’ meaning it would take one year for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon should it decide to do so.

As U.S. foreign policy increasingly stands at stark odds with Israel’s safety, American Pastors Network (APN,, on behalf of thousands of member pastors across the nation, today re-emphasized its unwavering support for Israel and explained why this support must come from individuals, from the church, and from the United States as a nation.

“The simple reason we as individuals must support the State of Israel is because God does,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, who is also President of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, “The Jews are His chosen people, and He gave His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that He would not only bless them but also bless every nation that blesses them and curse every nation that curses them. It was through the Jews that God brought Messiah—Yeshua. The entire plan of redemption and all of Scripture came to us through the Jews. God prophesied that He would bring His people back to the land He gave them—the land of Israel. He has done this and He is still doing it. Throughout history, God has miraculously protected the Jewish people although the nations around them have sought to annihilate them.” 

Gary Dull, Executive Director of PPN, echoed this truth:

“God promised Abram in Genesis 12:1-3 that those who bless Israel will be blessed by God and those who curse Israel will be cursed by God. All true believers today recognize that covenant is still active. The conviction of every real Christian is that the fundamental component for the Church to be strengthened and used by God is for the Church to have a genuine love for Israel.” 

Added the Rev. Dave Kistler, President of the North Carolina Pastors Network, a state network of APN:

“We as a church must support Israel because John 4:22 says that ‘salvation is of the Jews,’ meaning that through the Jewish people came our Savior. We, as individual believers owe an eternal debt of gratitude to the nation of Israel.  Additionally, Romans 15:27 states that as we are Gentile beneficiaries of salvation, the very least we can do is support the Jewish people in material things.” 

Additionally, Rohrer emphasized why the United States as a nation must stand with Israel against a nuclear Iran rather than form deals with the Islamic state.

“There is no closer ally in ideology and system of law in the Middle East than Israel. Should the United States and Western nations oppose Israel and stand with Islam? Can our historic republic, based on the values of Judeo-Christian law and governance, be overlooked, discounted or cast aside and our Constitutional republic survive? When the rise of Islam and Sharia law, which seeks the genocide of Israel, all Jews, all Christians and the Western world, raises its evil head and begins to march, should I, you, or our nation stand idly by while the demonic efforts of Islam like its former allies—the Nazis of years past—be simply overlooked? Should we not understand that those who wish for the destruction of Israel seek our destruction as well?”

APN concluded by saying that regardless of where the Obama Administration chooses to stand, America’s pastors stand with Israel.

American Pastors Network: Beheading of 21 Christians Demands Swift World Action

The American Pastors Network (APN, the following statement today in the wake of the ISIS beheading of 21 Coptic Christians.

“With each passing day, the face of demonic evil grows more ominous as the Islamic ideology expands its modern day crusades against the rest of the world,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, who is also president of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN,  “The gang execution of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIS only ratchets up the intended terror by these Islamists. If the rest of the world does not respond soon with swift justice against expanding genocide against Christian and Jews, we will soon witness destruction on an even greater scale.

“The refusal of the Obama Whitehouse to even recognize these 21 victims as ‘Christians’ and the killers as Islamic radicals will unfortunately ensure there will be more death and destruction. There is no substitute for righteous leadership in a time of crisis, and unfortunately, the lack of morally defined leadership is inviting further aggression against all Christians and Jews worldwide.”

National Prayer Breakfast Becomes Worship of Political Correctness, Rather Than God

Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., a 63-year tradition, was a chance for President Obama to unite the nation in faith, especially in the wake of violence and terror around the world. 

Instead, says the American Pastors Network (APN,, the event has strayed from the Christian faith it was founded upon and instead now seeks to validate every other religion around the world.

“Sadly, the president’s words last week were not only lacking in biblical truth but they were also outright deceptive,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, who is also President of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, “The National Prayer Breakfast is meant to be a time to come together for fellowship and prayer ‘in the spirit of Jesus’. This president turned it into an event that worships the god of political correctness while attempting to create some feeble moral parity between Christians and radical Islamic terrorists. The president took particular care not to mention Islam or Muhammad in a negative light yet willingly attacked Christ, demonstrating the truth of his words years ago, that ‘should the political winds ever shift in an ugly direction,’ he will ‘stand with Muslims.’ What we saw last week was his making good on that promise and prioritizing Islam over Christianity.” 

 In his address, the President did condemn those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring that “no god condones terror.” However, instead of addressing directly the violence at hand being carried out by radical Islam, he chose to liken today’s violence to that carried out more than 700 years ago by those who claimed Jesus Christ.

“And lest we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. … So it is not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency that can pervert and distort our faith.” He added a call for all people of faiths to show humility about their beliefs and reject the idea that “God speaks only to us and doesn’t speak to others.”

“The president’s remarks were astounding in their fallacy,” Rohrer continued. “While any atrocity committed in the name of Jesus Christ directly contradicts the example Jesus himself set throughout the New Testament, every atrocity committed in the name of Islam directly mirrors the example of Muhammad, who called for and carried out violence such as that which we continue to see today. When our leadership uses today’s radical Islamic violence as an excuse to target Christians, it’s a clear indication that this administration is calling good evil and evil, good, and attacking the very Judeo-Christian foundation on which our nation was built. I am glad that so many people have spoken out against the president’s words, but unless we go to our knees in prayer and open our mouths and preach the Truth and live out the Truth in boldness coupled with love, we will see persecution on a large scale right here. We must study and know the Truth in order to discern the Truth in times of great deception.”

As Mormons Endorse LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws, American Pastors Network Says Churches Must Focus on Absolute Truth

In a rare public announcement last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it would endorse anti-discrimination laws that protect the LGBT community, provided that the same rights were extended to those acting on faith convictions.

According to CNN, Mormon leaders last week pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. There was one caveat, however; the laws must also protect the rights of religious groups.

The American Pastors Network (APN, says religious organizations of all stripes are increasingly ceding ground to pro-homosexual activists, and unfortunately, the Mormon Church is simply the latest in a long line of those to give validity to the gay lifestyle by calling for special protections for it or endorsements of it.

“Increasingly, we’ve seen churches and other religious groups distance themselves from God’s commands in order to accommodate the culture,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, who is also President of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, “But once anyone or any organization sets aside Biblical standards for cultural considerations, God’s blessings cease and His discipline begins. When Truth is compromised, the light goes out and the culture decays. Endorsing special protections for the homosexual community is a compromising of the Truth and a step toward validating the gay lifestyle.”

According to a 2014 report by the Pew Research Center on where major religions stand on same-sex marriage, many churches now either endorse same-sex unions, openly sanction same-sex marriage, or allow individual ministers to make their own decisions. These include the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the United Church of Christ, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Churches, the Society of Friends (Quakers), the Reform Jewish Movement and the Conservative Jewish Movement.

The Mormon Church has not necessarily joined the ranks of the above, as it continues to oppose same-sex unions as “contrary to the laws of God.” However, Mormon leaders endorsed the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow gay scouts in 2013. “The Book of Mormon” and “Doctrine and Covenants,” two publications that the LDS Church considers to be scripture, are silent on subjects specific to homosexuality.

“Certainly this is not the only area where major denominations, organizations and individuals stray from God’s Word,” Rohrer continued, “but the pattern is clear. Seeking to avoid controversial topics, Truth is compromised if not fully rejected. There is no room in God’s justice for compromise on the moral standards He has established. History shows that cultures decay not from singular events but an incremental ceding of Truth and corrupting of God-established universal moral standards. The return to God’s blessing as a nation will occur when individuals, led by pastors in the pulpit, once again preach the ‘whole counsel’ of God and understand that blessing arises only from complete obedience to God’s Word.”