Archive for month: October, 2016
Why the FBI “about face” to reopen the Clinton email case and will it make a difference in the election? Also, Dr. Mark Harris from First Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC joins the program to discuss and pray about the election and our nation. Host: Dave Kistler
Did you know that Donald Trump has a Spiritual Advisory Council? This program will discuss information from those who are a part of this council about Trump’s spiritual life and an APN call-to-action on Nov. 7th, the day before the national election.
Dr. Ben Carson joins the program from Philadelphia, PA. Listen here to hear his comments on voter fraud issues, and why Conservative, Patriotic, American Christians MUST vote in this election. Host: Sam Rohrer
What is the danger to America if Christian Conservatives don’t vote on Nov 8? George Barna with the American Culture and Faith Institute answers this question and gives the recent research findings on SAGECon voter engagement. Host: Sam Rohrer
Michele Bachmann, recent guest on Stand in the Gap Today, gives advice in this audio clip to those planning to vote 3rd Party or not vote at all. To listen to the entire program, please click HERE.
By Edgar Feghaly, Missionary to the Middle East
Recently, I heard about a movement among Christians to not vote but rather allow Hillary Clinton to win the election. The claim of these Christians on social media is that “Christians have always been stronger under persecution, so bring it on.”
I am not sure that these people grasp an understanding of what they are saying. Once persecution comes, it will be an endless nightmare. Those never persecuted do not realize the gravity of this turmoil.
Imagine the government putting video cameras all over your church, defining what the pastor should preach. Any sermon coming across as attacking other religions, faiths, or cults will be punishable by prison. Imagine the government levying taxes on the tithes of believers, listening to what you say and watching what you do 24/7. Imagine not being able to carry your Bible in the street or knock on doors to witness. Imagine having metal bars on your house windows to protect you from thieves and burglars. Rather than raising little pets, you raise Rottweilers and German Shepherds just to protect yourself.
Imagine a state where rebellious children report their parents and even their pastor to the government. People become spies on one another. Traditional religion controlling everything. Churches preaching the Gospel described as proselytes and haters.
I have some questions for those inviting persecution. Why must you wait for persecution to sweep our country before you will serve the Lord? Why do you not go into your communities right now aggressively preaching the Gospel?
The problem? Sin and worldliness. If God’s people will forsake their wicked ways, repent, pray and come back to God, He will heal our land.
Hillary Clinton believes in open borders, a one-world system. If she can do this, she will be preparing the way for the appearance of the anti-christ. To us who live in America, opening borders means inviting illegal aliens to flood the country. Half of the world will merge on America. Gangsters and drug cartels, thieves, and terrorists will spread violence abroad. Open borders will diminish our country. People with different cultures will move in and trash our cities.
It may seem exciting to think, “Oh, I would love to be persecuted.” But once persecution comes, it will take a revolution or civil war to stop it. I wish young people would go live in some of the third world countries and see what persecution is doing to the cities and churches rather than wishing it on America.
I have been through persecution. I know how much one suffers, not only physically, but spiritually and mentally. Those persecuted live in constant fear. That is why I appreciate freedom and thank God for America. Many others like me came to America because of the freedom to worship and speak. We came because of the government, justice and a great army that protects us.
Those who have lived under the rule of Saddam Hussein or China or N. Korea appreciate the freedom in America. They realize there is no place to go after America. Why? Because America is the last Bastian of freedom. The only country left in the world that has the treasury of the Scripture. Printing of Bibles is forbidden in persecuted countries. But, it is because of freedom that America can print and ship Bibles to the whole world. Bible colleges, preachers, and teachers go into the world because we are free.
Someone once said, “You know a person by his friends.” Hillary Clinton has surrounded herself with socialists, communists, and atheists. These will be the ones who will persecute us. They hate the very fabric of Christianity. Just look at the Wiki Leaks for examples.
But, Donald Trump seems to have surrounded himself with conservative leaders. Mr. Pence is a born-again Christian committed to upholding the Constitution of the Untied States. These men are committed to appointing Supreme Court Justices that will keep America on the right path.
Freedom to serve the Lord is far greater than serving under persecution. My advice? Do not wait until persecution comes to serve the Lord. Why not start right now? Why not go into the cities like New York and Chicago? Take advantage of the freedom in our land. Start distributing the Word of God and preaching the Gospel. Right now, we can do this.
For those inviting persecution and thinking that Christianity will survive better in persecution: Why not call some of the Christians who live in persecuted countries and ask their opinion? They will tell you, “Our greatest encouragement is the freedom in America and knowing the church of America can stand behind us because they are a land of the free and a home of the brave.”
I call upon you to make your voice heard. Vote for the goodness of this country on behalf of the persecuted churches in the third world.
Is persecution good for the church? Missionary to the Middle East, Edgar Feghaly, wrote a letter addressing those who would invite persecution from his own first hand experience and perspective. Also, Pastor Tim Dillon from West Virginia speaks from his heart to those planning to vote 3rd party or not at all. Host: Dave Kistler
On today’s program, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann share’s information on what citizens can do to protest “rigged” voting machines linked to leftist billionaire George Soros. She’ll also give her thoughts about the evangelical Christian or Pastor who’s planning on voting for a 3rd party candidate or not voting at all. Host: Sam Rohrer
With just two weeks until one of the most historic presidential elections, many are asking, “Will this be the last real election in America?
“This election is far different than any in the past,” said American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) President Sam Rohrer. “The stakes are much higher. The nations of the world are hanging much more on this outcome than perhaps ever before. And it’s no coincidence that many are saying that this may be the last real election in the nation, as former Congresswoman Michele Bachman said on our radio program just a few weeks ago. This could be the case, particularly if patriots, evangelical Christians and other freedom-loving citizens don’t get out and cast a vote for the presidential candidate who will most likely defend freedom and justice.”
Why does this outlook permeate voters’ minds? For many, Rohrer said, it is the fear that longstanding freedoms will be taken away. For example, he said, Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson has mocked Catholics and evangelicals as “severely backwards,” and she herself called Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorables,” which reveals much about what a Clinton/Kaine administration might do.
Additionally, Rohrer added, drastic changes on the Supreme Court would assure the demise of liberty and the separation of powers.
“The appointment of Supreme Court justices,” he said, “perhaps up to four, will fall to the next President. If for no other reason, Americans concerned for our nation must not sit at home or refuse to vote for the presidential position when they understand what the Clinton/Kaine team has already said it would do, namely compromise both the First and Second Amendments. Voters with integrity must look at all these issues seriously. What is required for ‘voter integrity’? It’s a commitment to justice for all; an embracing of honesty and truth; an unswerving commitment to the Constitution; a system that prevents fraud, lying and cheating; and the prosecution of anyone who attempts to cheat, lie or steal.”
So if this could be the last real, free, legitimate election, Rohrer asks, how should we respond as freedom-loving Americans and Christians?
- For churches and pastors, through prayer and bold preaching.
- For those already in office, standing for and speaking out about truth even if losing an election might be the price.
- For Christians and citizens, understanding the big picture—that this election is not about a contest between two people, but about two worldviews and two futures.
“There is no middle ground,” Rohrer concluded, “Not voting when the stakes are so high and the futures so different is to vote for the side that is given to fraud, corruption and the destruction of our constitutional republic.”
Rohrer has also been sharing his own “Voting Integrity Checklist,” a series of questions he developed for himself to use during nearly 20 years in office as a legislator. It helps not only to ensure votes of integrity, but to also permit voters to have confidence in how candidates may conduct themselves while in office.
According to Rohrer, questions to ask when progressing through the “Voter Integrity Checklist” include: Is it moral?, Is it constitutional?, Does it preserve individual freedom and responsibility?, Does it preserve and strengthen the traditional family?, Is it in the best interest of the general public?, Is it necessary?, Should it be done on the federal level?, Is this an effective and efficient way to do it?, Do we have the money to pay for it?
Rohrer also hosts the daily, live, one-hour “Stand in the Gap Today,” the news and commentary radio program from APN that airs on about 425 stations nationwide daily at noon ET. Social science researcher George Barna is regular guest on the program, and his most recent research from the American Culture & Faith Institute finds that future appointees to the Supreme Court is a major election issue for Christians.
The research found that, “while most Americans consider the economy to be the most important challenge facing the nation, most Christian conservatives perceive the future of the Supreme Court to be the single most compelling election issue that will influence which candidate they support for the presidency.”
The survey asked SAGE Cons—Spiritually Active, Governance Engaged Conservatives—how much the Supreme Court matters in their lives. Four out of five (81 percent) said that the decisions made by the Supreme Court impact their daily life “a lot” with almost all of the rest (18 percent) saying the Court’s decisions have at least “some impact” on their life from day to day.
“Given that perception,” the survey information continued, “it is not surprising that half of the SAGE Cons (52 percent) say they follow the major decisions handed down by the Court ‘very closely’ and most of the remaining respondents (43 percent) follow those renderings ‘somewhat closely.’ In total only 5% said they do not follow the decisions closely. To place this in context, nationwide surveys of the entire public indicate that SAGE Cons are over three times more likely than the typical American to track SCOTUS decisions very closely.” Read more on the study here.
Barna will join “Stand in the Gap Today” again this week on Oct. 27. For more information on the entire lineup of APN radio programming, visit www.StandintheGapRadio.com.
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