Pastor Jamie Mitchell of the Harvest Bible Chapel in Lancaster, joins the program to reveal a recent ploy by Planned Parenthood to publish dubious “Pastor’s” letters in an effort to obtain moral support via local newspapers.
Archive for month: August, 2015
In this letter I’d like to encourage Pastors to consider these words from George Barna, author and researcher formerly with the Barna Research Group who spoke at our recent U-Turn Conference held at Lancaster Bible College on March 19th. He is addressing the audience with a pointed message for pastors and on what needs to happen for there to be changes made in our churches and in our society. He says:
“…What we’ve found is that pastors like to read the newspapers and the Internet, and watch television news programs about the issues. They’re informed. But they’re keeping that information to themselves. What I’d implore all of you to do is not simply be informed for the sake of being informed but take in that information and go back to God’s word and figure out what does God say about these issues. And figure out how you can share that with your people. That’s what they need. They don’t need more happy talk when they come to church. They need stuff that’s going to kick them in the pants and say, “This is what a follower of Christ does.”
Our primary mission at the American Pastors Network is to identify, encourage, equip, and educate pastors to “Stand in the Gap” for truth. Our daily news analysis program called “Stand in the Gap Today” is meant to be a tool for pastors, church leaders, and Christians alike to not only be informed, but also to be equipped to know what the Bible has to say about the events and issues confronting our world today. We exist to help YOU to think from a biblical and constitutional perspective about these things so that you can go back and share with your friends, family, and congregation!
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In the Defense of Truth and Freedom,
P.S. As the 2016 Presidential GOP Candidate field narrows down over the next few months, we’ll be talking about the biblical qualifications for the ideal nominee. In fact, on a recent program, we discussed the FOX News Presidential debate and who we think measures up! To listen to the archived program, click HERE.
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From nearly every perspective – political, economic, prophetic, religious, academic, and medical –the world seems to be turning upside down! Consider the following:
- The Iran Bomb deal and the facilitated coalition of Russian, China, India, Iran, etc.
- The cyber wars, currency wars, and physical wars escalating with China, Russia, Iran and North Korea
- The beyond manageable US and World debt
- The religious figure of the Pope announcing world religion and promoting a One World Government
- An isolated Israel and a United States facilitating the promotion of an evil alliance against Israel
- A United States, once the shining City on a Hill, now the bellowing gates of Hell as this nation incites hatred by all other nations as we strong arm them into submission of our evil by trying to force them to adopt laws embracing homosexuality and abortion and corrupted politics.
This is why, as we deal with the issues of the day on our new ‘Stand in the Gap Today’ radio program, we look at the events around us and attempt to bring clarity to them by looking through the lens of Biblical Truth and our Constitution. By God’s grace, He is using APN in our various ministries to bring hope and clarity to a confused world as we encourage Pastors and all Christians to ‘Stand in the Gap for Truth’.
Specifically, I’d invite you to listen to a program that aired on Monday, August 17, featuring Middle East and Israel expert, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, also host of Prophecy Today, who helped us understand the Iran Nuclear Deal, and the developing tensions with Russia and China and Iran. He also shared what’s happening in Israel from a biblical, prophetical perspective. You can listen to this program: HERE.
More recently, Dr. DeYoung joined us for an update on the alignment of nations, the rise of NATO, and the preparations to resume Old Testament sacrifices on the Temple Mount. You can listen to this program HERE.
As we move through exciting yet perilous times, we invite you to stay informed and encouraged by listening to ‘Stand in the Gap Today’ for a biblical perspective on what’s happening here and around the world.
In the Defense of Truth and Freedom,
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Mr. Phil Dubrow, Station Manager for WTAJ TV in Altoona, PA, joins the program to discuss the effects of the VA journalist shooting on other TV/Radio stations across the country.
Do evangelicals prefer Trump over other GOP candidates? Why does the FBI need its own air force? What is to be done about illegal immigrants? Attorney David New joins the program to discuss his recommendations!
There was a time when people thought an educated person was someone with lots of information. But information is easy for everyone these days, too easy. Most people struggle to finish reading a post like this one because they know they’re just clicks away from the latest post about their favorite celebrity. (Thankfully, you’re not like most people!) Everyone has information. But most people still lack something that only education—true education—can give.
What is that something?
It’s the ability to look at information and see it in proper perspective. It’s the ability to sift through the piles of data that all of us slog through and discern what’s true and what’s really important. It’s the ability to know how to take what is most important and put it to use so that success—lasting, satisfying success—is achieved. It’s wisdom.
How do you get something as precious as wisdom?
Proverbs has the answer: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).
Fear? Modern secular education tells us to abandon our fears. Learning is possible, we are told, only if we are willing to call everything into question—our sexuality, our beliefs about where we came from, our beliefs about God. But such advice is a lie. The wise person has come to accept that some questions need not to be asked. He knows that God is to be feared. This doesn’t mean that the wise man runs away from God in terror. But it does mean he takes God seriously.
What else does wisdom require?
Proverbs says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. You can’t be wise without fearing God, but you can’t be wise without a lot of other things too.
Anyone who would be wise must also be a learner, a careful observer, a student. With the fear of God firmly in his heart, a person needs to study the world all around. He cannot make wise decisions unless he has a great deal to be wise with. So he’ll have to know about science, math, language arts, and social studies.
But he’ll have to know about these from the perspective that only the fear of the Lord can provide. He’ll need to understand that science is a powerful tool for ruling over God’s world under God’s greater rule over him. He will have to see math as a way to model God’s world for God’s purposes. He’ll need to understand that human communication is the result of humans having been made in God’s image and therefore it must be used to imitate God’s character and deeds. And he’ll have to learn about society with the understanding that government exists to ensure justice—justice on God’s own terms.
Where does a person develop this kind of understanding?
All the way through life in whatever situation he finds himself. But the best way to begin is through education. Not just any education, of course. A Christian education. An environment where Christian parents, students, and textbooks all work together to produce something far more profound and useful than mere information.
To find more information on Christian Education, please visit HERE
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APN President, Sam Rohrer, gives an update on his recent trip to Ukraine to teach biblical and constitutional principles to the nation’s leading law school professionals, a commentary on Trump’s unusual interview style, and a look at the VA journalist shootings and which ‘rights’ we should be provoked to defend as a result of this horrific event.
Dr. Frank Gaffney with the Center for Security Policy, discusses national security particularly from the perspective of the Iranian deal and Islamic infiltration into America.
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