Stand in the Gap Today 5/9/16

Is there REALLY any hope for revival in America nationally? What about prior revivals that have shaken and shaped our nation in the past? Host Dave Kistler gives a report from the National Bible Reading Marathon which took place the first week of May.

Voting the Lesser of Two Evils?

Now that the presidential field has considerably narrowed, there’s a pressing question looming for some: “Will I vote the lesser of two evils or not vote at all?”

American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer has discussed this very question and others on recent “Stand in the Gap Today” radio programs.

“Are we ever, as Christians, biblically required to vote for what many have called ‘the lesser of two evils’?” Rohrer asks. “We are always faced with the real challenge of voting among two or three ‘imperfect’ people. Jesus is not on the ballot; in Him, we would have a perfect candidate. Everyone on the ballot is imperfect.

“To illustrate,” Rohrer continued, “let’s consider a choice like this—Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin—both haters of Jesus, of Israel, of Christians, and both thinking they are gods themselves. The difference is which one will imprison or kill you first? In that case, yes, we would be constrained to not vote for either because both choices are truly evil—with clear evidence that neither align  with the word of God nor have a fear or respect for God. But when considering candidates today, we must determine if they are  less than perfect—or evil? As voters deliberate over these substantive  questions, what is the pastor’s role—and is there one? Should churches and pastors even delve into issues of government and politics? The answer is unequivocally, ‘yes.’”

Civil government is a creation of God, Rohrer added, and pastors have a responsibility from the pulpit to uphold the godly ideals of what leaders should be and educate their churches about  God’s expectations for leaders.

“When it comes to voting, evil equates to a candidate who is clearly anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-Israel, and anti-Bible,” Rohrer said. “For instance, does that candidate reject God-defined moral absolutes such as life, marriage and God-established human sexuality or does that candidate embrace and pursue the killing of the unborn and marriage between any combination of people other than man and woman? Does that candidate support bribery and corruption and the subversion of justice for all? As Christians, we should support and vote for the candidate whose principles most closely align with what we believe, what the word of God teaches and what God’s expectations of a leader are. After all, pastors must preach biblical principles about all aspects of life—at home and in parenting, in the workplace, as we reach out to our neighbors, in how a church should be run, and yes, in the principles we should hold close when we head to the polls.”

Speed of the Leader, Speed of the Team with Pastor Jamie Mitchell

Pastor Jamie Mitchell is the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Lancaster, PA.

Stand in the Gap Today 5/6/16

Guest Jim O’Bryon joins the program to comment on what will happen to the Republican party now that Trump is the only nominee left. Also, is there more than one US Constitution? Attorney David New gives a surprising answer to this question and discusses Hillary Clinton and her email woes.

Stand in the Gap Radio 5/5/16

Dr. Jimmy DeYoung hosts the program to discuss the National Day of Prayer and how the primaries have shaped the upcoming November elections. Also, Rob Congdon and David Dolman join the program to give an update on Israel, NATO and the EU.

Stand in the Gap Today 5/3/16

What was the relationship between pastors and public officials in setting a public example for humility and repentance as the key for restoring broken homes? Find out as guest Bill Federer discusses his latest book, “Miracles in American History”.

Stand in the Gap Today 5/2/16

Guest Phil Cohn, President of Christ for All Peoples, joins the program to talk about their work with Muslims here in the US and abroad. How is the flood of immigrants affecting our cities, and how can Christians be “Salt and Light” to all those seeking refuge both physically and spiritually.

A Formula for Revival with Dr. Denny Mallonee

Dr. Denny Mallonee is the Senior Pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in Beaver Springs, PA.