‘silencing the lambs’

  

‘Spring Lambs’… Original painting by artist Jan Blencowe

In the gospel of John 21:15 The Christ asked Peter “Simon son of Jonas, do you love me more than these?” to which Peter answered, “yes Lord, you know that I love you.” The Lord said unto Peter, “then feed my lambs.”

I received a newsletter from the American Family Association stating that two TV stations, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI and WSYX-TV in Columbus, OH, have banned a television special “Speechless…Silencing the Christians”. The one-hour special is filled with true life stories showing how not only the voices of Christians but their adherence to their very convictions are being attacked.

Oddly enough, the TV special shows how the media censors Christians, which is exactly what these two stations did!

Spokespeople for the TV stations said the program was too “controversial.” The reality that these stations, and probably many others, do not consider showing two homosexuals kissing or getting into bed with each other “controversial” or the frequent dialogue laden with blatant profanity as “controversial”. To label the fact that Christian voices are being suppressed as “controversial” is only evidence that not only is the Word of God meeting great opposition in America, but that there is a concerted effort to silence the lambs. This should not surprise us as both the media and Hollywood have been at enmity with God and His word for some time now, but now the forces have been reinforced by our government, and a formidable foe they are.

The manager of the Columbus station told the American Family Association that the station would not air the program because telling the truth about homosexuality did not…

“represent positive Christianity.”

If you believe the statement from the Columbus station, one might say that it is not an attempt to silence the lambs, just to insure that the church in America is manifesting a positive Christian image.

I think the American Family Association is spot on when they ask the question..

Are we moving to a time in the near future when local pastors whose services are broadcast will be banned because their sermons call the practice of homosexuality a sin?

If the truth of God’s word is silenced then government is left to espouse their own doctrine. Consider the Brazilian government.

 

Brazilian Government Says 99% of Citizens Are “Homophobic” and Must Be Reeducated: LifeSiteNews
Friday February 13, 2009

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

BRASILIA, February 13, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Brazilian government has determined that 99% of its citizens are “homophobic,” and therefore must be reeducated, according to the Brazilian newspaper O Globo.

The results are taken from a study that tested for “homophobia” by asking people to comment on such statements as “God made men and women with different sexes so that they could fulfill their role and have children.”  The 92% of Brazilians who agreed partially or completely with the statement were labeled “homophobic.”

Another test question for “homophobia” was, “Homosexuality is a sin against the laws of God.”  Fifty-eight percent of Brazilians agreed.

Those who agreed partially or completely that “Homosexuality is an illness that should be treated” (41%) were also labeled “homophobic,” as were those who objected to homosexuals kissing and hugging in public (64%).

According to O Globo, Brazil’s federal government will use the data “to plan new policies, and warns that it has now detected a dark consequence of so much prejudice: intolerance.”  The study was performed by an organization linked to the socialist Labor Party, which currently occupies the nation’s executive branch and predominates in the legislature.

“There’s no way [for the government] not to involve itself, because intolerance must manifest itself in crimes, including crimes committed by agents of the government,” said Paulo Biagi, coordinator of the government’s official “Brazil Without Homophobia” campaign.

Biagi says that the government will now begin to “rearticulate” the case for its proposed “anti-homophobia” law, which would make it illegal to criticize homosexual behavior in Brazil.

In addition, the government will be launching the National Plan for the Promotion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Citizens in May.  It will also soon initiate a television campaign to combat “homophobia” in conjunction with ten other Latin American countries.

“What is surprising is how a population that is 99% against homosexuality is accepting passively that its 100% pro-homosexuality government is lifting homosexual acts to the level of inviolable sacredness,” wrote Brazilian pro-family activist Julio Severo on his blog, Last Days Watchman, “and at the same time it is lowering 99% of Brazilians to the class of ‘ignorant mob’ that should be forcefully condemned to state policies of reeducation,”

Now we are starting to understand what the image of ‘POSITIVE CHRISTIANITY’ looks like… it is  to change the Christian’s mind as to what God’s Word says is SIN!

It may be that we are seeing this same attempt to reeducate America, and the media is just the modus operandi, so that we will openly embrace the sin of homosexuality. If reeducation does not work the government already has in place the support of the law… take a gander at this government web site:

CIVIAL RIGHTS- http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/civil_rights/

What is the Christian left to do?

I was reading an article the other day… “The Abolition of Truth” written by Rev. Paul Michael Raymond Pastor of The Reformed Bible Church In Central Virginia @ Appomattox; in his article he talks about the church returning to a Christianity that is biblically based.

America is quickly moving down the road to perdition and it is time to do something about it, starting with Ecclesiastic accountability. While governmental accountability is also essential, it is the church and her ministers that must hold civil leaders accountable to the Law of God. This “reformation” of the church must be waged swiftly, without any hesitation, through the publication and application of Biblical ideas and solution-oriented cultural analysis. Christianity must be re-examined so that it may be explained Biblically. Since the majority of “so-called” professing Christians and their clergymen seem to be lost as to what a ‘Biblical Christian’ is, and how a Biblical Christian should behave according to the Dominion Mandate, a re-indoctrination to the Real Biblical faith must be once again proclaimed with clarity and boldness.

I agree whole heartedly with what Pastor Raymond is saying in this article but want all of the church (both the pulpit and the pew) to understand that following this admonition will most assuredly bring forth a purging spirit, that will ultimately purify The Body.

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. John 16:1-3

“O most merciful Christ,” John Huss wrote while awaiting his execution, “give us a courageous spirit, so that it may be ready. And if the flesh is weak, may your grace go before it, for without you we can do nothing, and above all, without you we cannot face a cruel death. Give us a bold courage and upright faith, a firm hope, and perfect charity, that we may give our life for you in all patience and all joy. Amen.”

malachi

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1 Comment

  1. Another truth revealed. While Christians are outraged of this government silencing, who is taking a stand? Anyone?


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