Archive for month: October, 2018
Christians around the nation know the importance of the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Many also realize the country was granted a window of reprieve—and that window may be closing.
American Pastors Network leaders, President Sam Rohrer and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, Dr. Gary Dull, have called for a “National Day of Prayer for the Elections” on Oct. 30. They along with co-host Dave Kistler made the call last week on APN’s popular daily radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today,” which airs on 425 stations.
“After this announcement was made on the radio program,” Dull said, “many people called in to voice their support and say they would also be on their knees October 30 for the outcome of these elections.Personally, I am burdened about this, particularly since we’ve heard of evangelical pastors who are traveling to 30 cities in 10 states to tell Christians to vote Democrat,” Dull said. “This is a very serious matter for our nation. I truly am praying God will use the American Pastors Network and ‘Stand in the Gap Today’ to make an impact.
“Too many Christians could be deceived into voting the wrong way biblically,” Dull added. “This is a Jude situation developing right in front of us—false teachers entering into our midst. As believers in Christ, we are compelled in the Scripture to pray for our nation, our government and those who are in authority according to 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Prayer truly enables us to see the work of God, and the more earnestly and specifically we pray, the more we will see God at work. The upcoming midterm elections may truly be the most serious midterms in America’s history, which is why all concerned believers across America should unite in serious prayer that God will put into office those who will stand for biblical principles in all of their governance.”
At stake specifically, say the pastors network leaders, are many biblical principles, including but not limited to the following, which may also guide Christians’ prayers:
- Pro-life issues and the protection of the unborn
- Freedom to practice faith
- Selecting conservative and constitutional justices to the federal court system
- A solid and protected national boarder
- Support of the nation of Israel
- Legal immigration
- Pastors being free to preach the whole counsel of God without governmental threat
- Having people in office who believe, understand and support the Judeo-Christian ethic upon which America was founded
- A sound economy
- Strong national defense
- Integrity in government
- A biblically sound approach to LGBTQ issues
- Protecting the expression of God in the public square
- Constitutional values with a strong emphasis on the Bill of Rights
Listen to the “Stand in the Gap Today” program segment when the prayer day was discussed here.
Dull pastors Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, Pennsylvania, which will host a special prayer service at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Dull is also encouraging other pastors to hold similar services in their churches, reserving the 7 o’clock hour to do so, with the hope that God will convict believers on the significance of voting.
“There is certainly a necessity to emphasize prayer for the election, while at the same time, emphasizing the need for spiritual awakening for the Church at large,” Rohrer said. “Exactly one week before Election Day will help focus and calibrate people’s thinking and energy—and we pray they will put that energy into going to the Lord on behalf of our country.”
Beginning today, “Stand in the Gap” TV, which analyzes transcending cultural issues from a biblical worldview perspective and which most deem difficult to navigate, will air on Upliftv through DirecTV Channel 379, Frontier Communications, Buckeye Broadband, Consolidated Communications and Hotwire Communications. Learn more about Upliftv here.
“Our prayerful intent is that this program will bring clarity to cultural confusion and make sense of the nonsense around us,” said APN President and “Stand in the Gap” host Sam Rohrer. “‘Stand in the Gap’ TV focuses on root problems and applies biblical principles so God’s people can know the truth. God’s Word holds the answer to every issue. We believe that, and He does mean what He says. Each week, we’ll take the newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other, and present solutions and answers to the most controversial and complex issues of the day.”
“Stand in the Gap” TV will air at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and noon Thursdays on Upliftv, reaching a potential of 24 million households nationally.
In April, “Stand in the Gap” debuted Sunday afternoons on WBPH-TV60, a television station in the Philadelphia market that reaches a potential of 7 million viewers in the greater Philadelphia region by cable, DirecTV, Dish Network, off air antenna and online. The program airs on WBPH at 3 p.m. Sundays and is rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.
“Stand in the Gap” TV also airs on WVCY-America TV 30 in the Milwaukee market. The show airs several times throughout the week in southeast Wisconsin on DirecTV Channel 30/950; Dish Channel 30/7707, cable, antenna and at vcyamerica.org/tv30.
Rohrer is a former businessman, 18-year Pennsylvania state legislator and candidate for governor. He is a regular guest on national radio and TV, speaking on a wide range of public policy issues including the biblical role of government, the dangers of Islam, the organized homosexual lobby and the defense of marriage.
Co-hosting with Rohrer is Isaac Crockett, pastor of Hamburg Bible Church. He has had the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S., preaching and teaching in hundreds of churches and Christian schools, as well as five foreign countries. Crockett has also worked as a social worker and substitute teacher.
This article was originally published on Lifezette HERE.
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. — Isaiah 59:14-20 (NKJV)
Everywhere, the media put forth what they consider to be the truth.
The president calls it fake news. The name “fake news” implies that what is being presented is fake or false.
Dictionary.com lists these words and others as synonyms to describe what is fake:
- not what it is cracked up to be
- bona fide
- on target
- sure enough
It should be clear to even the most uninformed person that the conflict going on in our society is between these two concepts — the true and the false.
What’s happening has been brought about entirely by a change in the concept of truth. Your “truth” is not my “truth,” say the progressives who knowingly reject the facts and rock-solid truth based on biblical principles.
In the United States, the change in the conceptual framework happened between 1913 and 1940. Before this time, people talking to each other could be relatively sure they were sharing presuppositional beliefs. The first one is that there are absolutes in the areas of being, knowledge, and morals.
Those who shared reasoning based on presuppositions reasoned on the classical basis of antithesis. If something was right, it’s opposite was false. While Christians believed the Bible to be the proper and God-given source of truth, those who weren’t believers went along even if they did not have a philosophical reason.
The shift that has happened in the years past 1913 has been cataclysmic. The life of the unborn is devalued and murder is allowed because people do not see the taking of life as wrong.
Without Christianity and Judaism, the words of antithesis in our Constitution are devoid of meaning or changeable at the whim of nine people in robes in Washington, D.C.
Decapitation and indiscriminate rape, torture and murder are committed by those who believe their long-dead prophet demands it for all “infidels.”
If preachers in their churches said something was true, then its opposite was false. God exists and Christianity’s foundation is God’s existence. Without it, Christianity is meaningless. Without Christianity and Judaism, the words of antithesis in our Constitution are devoid of meaning or changeable at the whim of nine people in robes in Washington, D.C.
Without truth derived from antithesis, philosophy, art, music, general culture and theology slide into despair according to Schaeffer.
If truth is malleable and changeable, then the laws we pass count for nothing because they are not an objective, third-party, standard.
So let’s have a little fun. Let’s see if we can name how our government officials have broken the Ten Commandments. With Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court as your focus, see how many of the Ten Commandments they’ve broken that you can think of right now.
So here are the Ten Commandments. Do the exercise for yourself.
1.) Thou shall have no other gods before me.
2.) Thou shall not make any graven image and not bow down to them, nor serve them,
3.) Thou shall not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.
4.) Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commended thee.
6.) Thou shalt not kill.
7.) Neither shall thou commit adultery.
8.) Neither shall thou steal.
9.) Neither shall thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10.) Neither shall thou desire thy neighbor’s wife; neither shall thou covet thy neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor’s.
Now the really important question — using yourself as a focus, go down the list of Ten Commandments again and see how you do.
Note: This article was originally published on Breitbart HERE.
American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer shared a prayer requesting God’s assistance to guide Americans back to biblical principles on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight. He offered his invocation at the conclusion of an interview with Breitbart Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
Rohrer appealed, “Our dear heavenly Father who is our creator, the establisher of all that we have, the source of all truth, and the basis upon which this nation was founded, our justice system, our system of law, our separation of power, our understanding of right and wrong, and moral truth, all of those things, Lord, come from you. We recognize that you are the source of that.”
Rohrer added, “We also recognize, Lord, that as a nation, we once embraced that ideology. We once embraced the concept of absolute truth and accountability to a God who created us, but Lord, we have walked away from it, and as our own courts have done, and many in government have done, we have taken that which you have said to be true and we have made it false.”
We have taken the sacred life given to every person, and we have made it legal to murder those who are in the womb of our moms, and Lord, we have shed innocent blood. We have redefined what marriage is in this country despite what you have said. We have witnessed, increasingly, the embracing of deception rather than truth. Running from accountability into pragmatism of all types. Lord, we have done these things to our harm.
He went on: “Now we find ourselves as a nation, in trouble, divided — but divided really along the lines, Lord, not of what the purpose of government necessarily is but really on who You are and what Your role is.”
I would pray, Lord, on behalf of our nation that was established on Judeo-Christian principles coming right off of the pages of scripture, engraved right on the buildings and walls of Washington, in our very own state capital, we recognize that, Lord — I would ask that you would have mercy upon us and that we would return to You in the recognition that truth exists, that you are the author of it, and that we have walked away from it. We don’t have the answers, Lord, but you do. May we run to the source of truth in these days, and may we with open hands lifted, look to You for the direction to give to us now which we can find in Your word, as our founders and those who went before us knew and followed.
Rohrer concluded, “We need your help, Lord. Our country is at risk. The very foundations of government are being threatened. We need help beyond the political. We need help beyond the pundits and the press. We need divine assistance today. We come to you. We pray in your name. Amen.”
Rohrer described APN’s mission:
American Pastors Network is a ministry that is geared to and focuses on the pulpit and its role in America on proclaiming the truth. It was the pulpit that actually drove the founding of this nation and built into the framework of our law and nation the Judeo-Christian ideology, which was the basis for our law, and it really is the position from which God has established moral truth and moral authority that underpins our law and justice and all that we’ve come to appreciate as freedom in this holy experiment in self-government.
America’s problems will not be solved entirely through politics, warned Rohrer.
“I also believe, that without a doubt, the political office is not the solution to our problems in America,” said Rohrer. “It really comes from the pulpit, and our relationship and understanding that God is the creator of all that we have and He has established a very clear framework for how the family should function, and the individual, and the church, and civil government; the four institutions of authority.
Restoration of America’s freedoms must be rooted in a realignment with Judeo-Christian values, assessed Rohrer.
Rohrer remarked, “We believe that if there is going to be a return and reclaiming of freedoms already lost in this country, and that which is so tremendously under attack as we see all around us but manifested, I think, in a clear way in this Kavanaugh circumstance. If we don’t understand that God has laid out a plan for this nation, we’ve been blessed by it, we have departed from it, and unless we return to Him, we stand in great jeopardy of losing all that we have been given.”
Rohrer linked the battle over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court to a metaphysical struggle between good and evil.
“Now is the time to be standing up with the truth, not to be running from it,” advised Rohrer. “We called for a day of prayer in regard to the circumstances in Washington because we do believe that this is not just a political struggle that we are watching but that it is literally a spiritual ideological battle between good and evil. it is something we must deal with in a very serious matter, and we think that going to God in prayer is where we must start.”
Rohrer added, “The example of what we are seeing is the result of rejecting those basic principles that have undergirded our system of justice which was built on biblical principles.”Rohrer continued, “Justice, biblically, starts with truth, it is balanced with mercy, and is supplied equitably to all. That’s what the bible says, that’s also what Lady Justice says in her picture when she’s on the Supreme Court building with her eyes covered, the scale is in one hand, truth and mercy there in balance. Our Founders knew that. That’s a biblical principle. When that’s done, then, in fact, you have justice.”
Rohrer added, “But what we have been witnessing with this matter in Washington is nothing at all that’s related to truth, and it is certainly not being done even in keeping with the protocols of our own law, let alone what biblical principles would say about that.”
Rohrer said, “No accusation was ever to be entertained from one person against another only from the mouth of one witness. It had to be established in the mouths of two or three witnesses — who had to be corroborated — in agreement. Two or three witnesses had to say the same thing.”
Rohrer referenced Deuteronomy 19:15 and subsequent verses related to biblical standards for the consideration of witnesses alleging crimes against others.“The purpose of [authorities consulting witnesses] would be to determine the veracity of the claim, of the allegation, to determine where or not the witness was, in fact, legitimate and truthful,” explained Rohrer. Rohrer continued, “It would determine whether there was truth or error, whether or not it was a false witness or a true witness. That did not happen in D.C. It was not about determining the veracity of the witness. It was about how the witness felt and a whole host of other things.”Rohrer discussed the importance of determining the veracity of accusations and the presumption of innocence lying with the accused.
It was so important, in the maintenance of justice, that God told the leaders of Israel that when a false charge was brought up, they were to move swiftly to identify the veracity of the accuser, and the burden of proof was on the accuser, not the accused. And if it was found that that was a false witness, then the law was to be brought against all of the false witnesses, and they were to be given an equivalent penalty to the degree that which they raised the accusation and hoped that the accused would get some kind of punishment.
Rohrer added, “God calls it an evil. False accusations are an evil that need to be purged. If it is not done, if it is not purged — and the false witnesses and those that co-conspire along with it — are actually given the penalty of law that they wish to heap on someone else, if that does not happen, the justice system completely falls apart.”
Rohrer warned, “Our entire justice system is being threatened and many of our own caretakers — our senators and others — seem to care little about that. That’s a frightening thing.”
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This week’s Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings have been called a “circus,” a “national disgrace” and something straight out of “The Twilight Zone.”
The deeply dramatic hearing and the accusations against Kavanaugh that go with it have deep ties to the pro-life/pro-abortion debate in America, says the American Pastors Network (APN). Many, adds APN President Sam Rohrer, fear—or, in some cases, hope—that Kavanaugh’s appointment to the SCOTUS bench could mean a reversal of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in America.
“These hearings and the consequences of them could have massive impact on the range of pro-life concerns in our United States,” Rohrer said. “For those who fear God and hold to the sacredness of life, we must understand that the current fight being waged by the opponents of Brett Kavanaugh is far less of an opposition to him as it is their consuming fear of losing the legal right to continuing to murder unborn babies.”
Rohrer added that pro-abortion supporters dread not having access to abortion-on-demand, in some cases, paid for with taxpayer dollars.
“Amid the circus and national disgrace of the Kavanaugh hearings, it’s become obvious that the Kavanaugh opposition seems to salivate over the prospects of killing justice generally and an orderly confirmation process specifically for Supreme Court Justices, as this opposition has defended and rejoiced over the killing of more than 60 million unborn babies in the past 45 years! After all, why not pursue the abortion of justice and the death of the process if you’re devoted to the abortion of millions of defenseless young lives?”
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