OPINION, October 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Randall Terry Founder, Operation Rescue:
I am convinced that if Obama wins, future historians will conclude that it was because of the clergy that Obama won...
Please ponder four critical moments in history:
1- The birth of the Church;
2- The American Revolution;
3- The German Church before and during the holocaust;
4- The Church in America today…
Consider the Church as Recorded in the Book of Acts
... Why were they killed? Because they preached that Jesus is Lord of heaven and earth; that Jesus is the King of kings, that "all authority in heaven and earth" is His (See Matthew 28:18), and that God would make Jesus' enemies a footstool for His feet. (See Acts 2: 34, 35)
That message was illegal to preach. In fact, those who hunted Paul brought charges that the Apostles preached what was not lawful for Romans to hear; things "...contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another King, Jesus." (See Acts 17:7)
They preached that Christ was above the Emperor, and that their first obedience was due to Him. The Roman authorities viewed them as revolutionaries; Heaven viewed them as heroes.
Think of the German Church During the Holocaust
Adolph Hitler declared just after he was voted into power:
The parsons will be made to dig their own graves. They will betray their God to us. They will betray anything for the sake of their miserable little jobs and incomes." (The Nazi Persecution of the Churches, J.S. Conway.)
...overall, Hitler's assessment of German clergy proved true. After the war, Martin Niemoller wrote Guilt and Hope, and basically blamed the German clergy for Hitler's rise to power. If only the clergy had spoken out early on, Hitler could have been stopped. The clergy chose silence and safety; they lost the life and soul of their nation in the exchange, and the condemnation of countless generations to come.
Heaven viewed them with tears; history views them in contempt....
...What hardships do American Clergy face today
To derail and defeat Obama?
Will they be hunted? No.
Will they be beaten? No.
Will they go to a concentration camp? No.
Will they be executed? No.
The most they will face is annoying letters from the IRS, and maybe some low-grade litigation. And maybe, just maybe, they will have to surrender their tax exempt status.
Let me put it plainly: Is there even one active Catholic Bishop who will risk his life to end the abortion holocaust? Is their even one Evangelical leader who will risk being a martyr to speak out against Obama, and help end the slaughter of babies.
It is not likely, because not even one of them will risk his tax-exempt status. They have run with men and grown weary, how can they run against horses?
In short: The pulpits of America stand silent; they do not resist the baby-killing tyrant named Obama by name, because childish fear has gripped the heart of clergy.
Stated plainly: they have sold their pulpit; they are hirelings. They have agreed to accept "hush money" from the 501(c)3 tax code in exchange for not naming the names of political villains and despots...
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