Thursday, March 14, 2013

Announcing Free to Preach Project

One of the most influential social institutions in our nation is the church. And throughout American history it has been the churches that have been the most influential in making an impact for the betterment of society. Great preachers like John Witherspoon, George Whitefield, Charles G. Finney, and Martin Luther King Jr. stirred the people to do what was right by looking to what God said in His Word about current events and the issues in the parties platforms. The congregations then would vote their principles, based off of the truths found in the Bible. However, in 1954 then future president Lyndon B. Johnson pushed an bill through Congress forcing churches to have no place in the election process. Ever since then pastors have been forced to keep quiet about political issues or risk losing their tax exemptions. This act is a clear violation of the First Amendment. For almost 60 years churches have remained silent on such important issues as abortion and gay rights. Generations of church goers have grown up thinking that the Bible has nothing to say on this matters. But the fact is, it does.

In light of this, Restoring America is announcing our Free to Preach project. We hope that by July 2, 2014 the sixty year anniversary of this bill, we will be able to repeal the unconstitutional 1954 Johnson Amendment, and restore the right of free speech to our churches and non-profits. Please stand with us, right now there is a bill to repeal the Johnson Amendment, H.R. 127, being looked over by the Committee of Ways and Means, you can contact them at:

Ways and Means Committee Office
1102 Longworth House Office Building
Washington D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-3625
Fax: 202-225-2610

Also be sure to contact your local representatives, tell them to vote in support of H.R. 127 and restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment. We have a link to help you find your representatives on our take action page. Help us stand up for our churches and grant our pastors the freedom to preach once again.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Will the Leaders Please Stand

I think it's apparent that our nation is suffering from a severe lack of righteous leadership. Washington has been tossed to and fro by what ever situation comes upon them at that specific moment. It took 1400 days before anything was done about the budget issue. The government just seems to be procrastinating over important issues until they are backed to a wall and are forced to do something. And that something is usually the wrong thing to do.

I'm sure the reader understands this, and already knows whats been going on in Washington and does not need  me to inform them of this, so I will not spend any more time on this but get straight to the point. We need leaders. Now. Real leaders, competent leaders, stirring leaders who understand the times in which we live, knowing what needs to be done and has the ability to motivate the people to do it. As Rabbi Daniel Lapin puts it We don't need Accountants but Crusaders. We don't need people who seem very smart or have a lot of money. We need people  who inspire others to believe in them, and can stir them to action.

But am I saying charismatic skills are all that's needed to make a leader?Absolutely not, Hitler was every bit as charismatic, if not more so, as Churchill. Both inspired nations to follow their lead and put their trust in them. However there's a big deference between Hitler and Churchill. Churchill inspired for good, the defense of the remaining free world and the liberation of the rest who were in bondage  Hitler inspired for evil, stirring up youth's so void of conscience they would kill millions in cold blood and would say as the adulterous woman in Proverbs 30:20 "I have done no wrong." What we need are leaders with integrity, men and women who will encourage this nation unto righteousness. Standing firm on the principles that have founded this great nation, the Holy Scriptures.

We need leaders with backbone, that will stand firm even when it means standing alone, even when it means be coming unpopular, and yes, even when it means being rejected by members of your own party if need be. John Quincy Adams was this kind of leader, several times he was almost expelled from congress because what he had to say about slavery was unpopular, even with his own party. But it was truth, and that's what kind of leaders we need ones who will side with truth no matter the cost. Are you ready to be that kind of leader? Yes, we must be the leaders I have just been describing, we must build the moral character within ourselves and if your a parent your children. We must stand and be the next Churchills, and John Quincy Adams. We must stand up, stand firm, and follow Christ and His word. Only then will we truly be the change. Only then can we ever hope to restore America.

Solus Christus,