Will You Join The Salt And Light Brigade–And Stand Up For Christian Values?

Last week, I asked the question, “Where is OUR Team?” If you haven’t taken the time to read it, I highly recommend that you do so now.

If you’re anything like me, you are frustrated. Elections seem to be a waste of time—meet the new boss, same as the old boss—and those we elect seem to ‘forget’ everything they promised during their campaigns.

Our pastors are worthless, at least in regard to fighting the cultural war. For some odd reason, they fail to realize that the command to be “salt and light” has to do with impacting the culture. Hiding the light inside the church building and keeping the salt inside the shaker does not advance the Kingdom of God.

More and more folks are realizing that something is terribly wrong. Frustrated with the pastors and the politicians, they turn to political activism. Tea Parties, 9-12 groups, and patriot meetings are popping up all over the landscape. This is a desperate attempt to try to find someone willing to lead.

The Scriptures tell us that “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” No wonder folks won’t prepare for battle…the trumpet is silent. Our leaders are afraid someone will complain about the trumpet being too loud, or hateful, or mean, or unchristian.

Meanwhile, the God-haters have a marching band tramping up and down the field while God-fearing Americans sit in the stands and watch the massacre, all the while wondering when our team gets to take the field. But as I wrote last week, WE’VE HAD NO TEAM.

Well, we do now. I am working feverishly with men and women across America to get our team assembled and ready to take the field. In less than a week since we’ve launched this initiative, our numbers are already in the thousands!!

Now we need YOU on the team!! Come and be part of THE SALT AND LIGHT BRIGADE!!

Look folks, I know that I am not some big-name preacher or politician; but I know how to put a team together. That’s why they call me “Coach.” It’s time to get our team organized.

But please understand, this is not another “organization.” Lord knows that is the last thing we need. The Body of Christ is a living, breathing ORGANISM…one body, many members. But the problem is that we haven’t been functioning as one body. We have been working as many bodies.That is called division. Each group is doing their own thing, with no coordinated attack focused on the real enemy.

Think of the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been funneled into the “pro-family” ministries. They read like an alphabet soup: FRC, FOF, AFA, NOM, NRTL, SBC–and yet the humanists are stealing our money and eating our lunch. In fact, Dr. James Dobson, who was fired from Focus on the Family, the organization that he founded, admitted this in 2009:

“The battles that we fought in the 80’s, now, we were victorious in many of those conflicts with the culture trying to defend righteousness, trying to defend the unborn child, trying to preserve the dignity of the family, and the definition of marriage. We fought all those battles, and really it was a holding action. And now we are absolutely awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged, and we are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking we can say that we have lost all those battles.”

Millions of dollars down a rat hole; and today, they are asking for more, fighting the same losing battles with the same old failed strategies, not working together, all while protecting their donor lists from one another.

Republicans have been their solution…raising money for guys like Boehner, McConnell, and Jeb Bush! The Christian Right IS the Republican Party; yet the Republican leaders despise the Religious Right. The political strategy has failed, and Christians have enriched the political machine to their own demise.

Jesus told us that HE would build a church and that ”the gates of hell will not prevail” against that church. The battle for Truth belongs to God’s people. Yet we have hired mercenaries (politicians) to do the job that Jesus mandated to His people. America’s problems are spiritual/moral. Politicians cannot save us.

Please join our team. You can do it by merely signing up at www.ptsalt.com.

Here is the strategy:

Go back in your mind’s eye to the first Gulf War and the shock and awe of the bombing missions over Bagdad. Before ground troops were sent in, our Air Force bombarded the enemy from the sky.

God’s team has an Air force as well. They are called Prayer Warriors. They are an essential part of the team, but the Air Force (prayer) alone cannot win the battle. At some point, the infantry has to move in.

God has an infantry, too. They are those who are willing to make phone calls to political officials or corporate offices, demanding they do the right thing. They can send letters, faxes, emails, or tweets to the decision makers. They are essential in creating a wave that will overwhelm the enemy.

But we also have Special Ops. These are the trained SWAT (Spiritual Weapons And Tactics) boots on the ground…the first ones to hit the shore and establish a beach-head against the enemy. No war can be won without boots on the ground.

So imagine the Body of Christ, a living, breathing, moving, coordinated ORGANISM springing into action at the first sign of danger. With one simple email, tweet, or text message, we can unleash our forces into action. The Air Force can begin bombarding with prayer. The infantry can man the phones and the computers, and the SWAT Team can hit the beach.

This is not complicated. It just has never been coordinated. How can I help, you may be asking? What difference can I make?

Can you pray? Can you write an email? Can you make a phone call? Are you good at logistics? Can you enter data in a computer? Can you network?

Every skill that our team needs is already gifted into the body: many members with many talents all waiting to be called upon. Everyone is valuable. Everyone has a role to play. We need what you have to offer. Or, more accurately, God needs you!

What if we had been organized in Indiana recently? What if at the first sign of smoke, our team had sprung into action. The Air Force began praying, the phone lines started burning up, and 5,000 SWAT team members had shown up on the steps of the Statehouse? We only lose battles because we are not organized.

Enough is enough! Let’s get to work. Notify everyone in your network of influence.

LET’S MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!! Share it with those at your church, those in your clubs, and those in your family. We won’t bombard you with requests. We won’t beg you for money, and we won’t share your name and email. We need your efforts…not your money.

The Tea Party has been infiltrated and neutralized by money and influence. That won’t happen to us because we are activating an organism…not an organization. If you won’t fight, stop complaining.

We need a new game plan. The excitement is building. Our team is growing. Uncle Sam doesn’t need you…JESUS needs you! ALL HANDS ON DECK!! Our grandkids are depending on us.

Please join with us HERE.

 

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Christians: When Are You Going To Stop Complaining And Do Something For A Change?

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How is it that a minority of Americans have seized control of the direction of this nation? How can a group of people, who, according to our government, comprise only about 3% of all Americans, be such a powerful force in this nation?

How can they get multi-national corporations and government agencies to boldly and publicly run interference for their cause? How can such a small minority convince a worldwide religious system to change what they believe about the teaching of their Holy Book in order to accommodate what is clearly taught as unnatural and unholy within the pages thereof?

How can a small pack of yapping dogs chase those who oppose their deviancy into the closet where they cower in fear of being bitten by the perverted poodles? For the love of all things righteous, how can Christian men and women yield God’s foundational institution of marriage in the name of love and tolerance? The answer is really quite simple—they are organized, and they show up.

The recent upheaval in Indiana is just the latest example of the power that can be exerted when a team is well organized. It’s not that the homosexuals and their lobbyists are smarter or have better arguments (how can anyone argue that same-sex marriage is good for society?); it is simply that they are organized.

There are churches on nearly every street corner in America, but the sad truth is that most of those occupying the pews don’t even realize that they’re all supposedly playing on the same team. As I have found out over the past decade, the pastors in most towns aren’t even friends with one another. They typically view their fellow pastors as competition.

We cannot fight the REAL enemy because there is no unity within the denominational morass that passes as Christianity. Meanwhile, the God-haters are eating our lunch. Every vestige of Western Civilization is crumbling as God’s team remains on the sidelines…arguing over doctrine.

No…wait…they’re not even on the sidelines. They are simply watching the cultural war from the comfort and security of their living rooms. It has never dawned on them that, as Jude told us, we are to “earnestly contend for the faith.”

Contend for the faith. What a concept. But we need to understand that contending for the faith has very little to do with arguing about the rapture, or mode of baptism, or speaking in tongues; but it means fighting (contending) for the very foundation of the culture in which we live and raise our families. Oh, don’t get me wrong; doctrine matters. But let us not forget that Jesus is bigger than doctrine.

Unfortunately, most pastors spend more time fighting over trivial matters within the congregation than they do fighting for the survival of Christianity in America.

Yes, my friends, it is that serious. Your padded pews and paved parking lots will be meaningless when the sodomites, with the power of the Federal Government behind them, storm your church and demand that you affirm all that God calls unholy.

It’s coming for sure. You see it. Inside your heart, you know it’s true. You cling to the hope that God will send a last-second deliverer to rescue us in our time of need.

But what if God has already sent the deliverer? What if the guy sitting in the pew across from you is God’s answer? What if the guy looking back at you in the mirror holds the keys to victory for God’s team? What if God actually expects you and I to DO something to “contend for the faith?” What if Christians…REAL CHRISTIANS…are God’s plan of deliverance?What if the future of our children and grandchildren actually depends upon what WE DO here and now?

What if WE are God’s plan?

The world is full of talkers and writers. But there aren’t many doers. As the old saying goes, “Talk is cheap.” Contending for the faith is dirty, gritty business; and most folks refuse to get their hands dirty.

My wife and I have two grandbabies on the way; that is all the motivation that I need. What granddaddy doesn’t fight for his grandchildren’s future?

Let me wrap it up for you. I am putting together a team. While others simply pray, I am going to pray and act. The Bible clearly states that faith, without works, is dead!!

Who am I, you may ask? I’m nobody. But my Daddy is a BIG CHEESE, and I represent Him here on this earth. I am tired of waiting for all of the big name “professional” Christians to get involved.  It’s obvious that they aren’t going to do a darn thing. They love themselves and their “ministries” too much to get involved.

Many of the battles that we are losing could be won if we simply showed up to the fight. What if 10,000 Christians had shown up in support of Governor Mike Pence and the legislature in Indiana?  It works for the homos. Why wouldn’t it work for our team? BECAUSE WE HAVE NO TEAM!!

If you are sick and tired and want to do more than just complain, please email me at coach@ptsalt.com. I want to put together a team, just like the homos, where we can have “prayer in the air and boots on the ground” in a matter of hours. We can no longer yield the playing field to the haters of God. WE must show up and contend earnestly for the faith!

People often ask “What can I do, Coach?” Can you pray? Can you hold a sign? Can you write a letter? Can you make a phone call? Are you available to come and join us at the gates of hell? God needs you. Let’s coordinate our attack. Let’s move as an army.

Imagine this scenario. A teacher at your local school is under siege for religious liberty. The homo lobby is bombarding the school board. What if we had an email list of those who could instantly spring into action? What if we unleashed the prayer warriors? What if we bombarded them with phone calls?

What if you received a message from me saying “I am on my way to battle in Kankakee; please, anyone who can, get in your car and come join with me.”  What if some barrel-chested men of God showed up at the school? That is a picture of God’s army. The Air Force (prayer team), the Infantry (phone calls and letters), and the SWAT Team (boots on the ground).

We are losing the war simply because we won’t join the battle. Email me at coach@ptsalt.com. I promise not to bug you with unnecessary emails. I won’t ask you for money. I won’t share your name with anyone else. The emails come directly to me, and I will respond to every one of them.

I am simply asking you to help me put together a team. If you won’t do something as simple as this, then you have no right whatsoever to complain about how screwed up things are.

If not you, who? If not now, when? It’s time to stand up and be counted.

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Whatever Happened To The Fighting Spirit Inside The Christian Man?

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I loved my career as a football coach. Is it ok to say that? Does it make me seem worldly to say that? Forgive me, Lord, but I loved it. I loved the smell of the battle. I loved the mud. I loved the blood. I loved the human drama of competition. I loved how competition strengthened a man.

Fight or flight was the choice that the frightened young men were forced to face. Will they face their fear and storm the castle, or will they roll up in a cocoon and yield ground to the enemy? Courage is created in the heat of the battle. Facing one’s fear is a necessity for victory in life.

“Kill the will, boys,” I often told them after the halftime break. “They are going to be fired up after the pep talk that their coach just gave them, and we are going to have to go out there and kill the will. We are going to keep the pressure on until they wilt. Victory is earned. You have to take it. Before you can do that, you have to take away their heart.”

“Kill the will boys…there is no other path to victory.”

I can feel it right now. Some of you reading this will find your heart beating a little faster. I feel you, my friend…I feel you. Whatever happened to the fighting spirit inside the Christian man?

They killed the will. Somewhere along the way, the enemy killed the will. Passive, sit on your butt, whiney Christianity has turned the average American male into a compliant pile of play dough. The constant attack of the god-haters has pushed men inside the four walls of the church, where they cower in fear over what some flaming homosexual might say about them.

There is no exhortation from their pastor to stand up and fight. There is no leader in the huddle motivating them to pound the ball over the goal line. There is no plan for victory over an exceedingly inferior opponent.

‘Churchianity’ makes me want to puke.

Those of you who enjoy football know that there is an old saying that “offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” That may be true to a point, but the truth remains that a team that only plays defense will never win a game. The best they can hope for is a 0-0 tie. At some point, in order to win the game, someone is going to have to pick up the football and ram it across the goal line.

Playing a game to a tie is like kissing your sister. It looks good, but there ain’t much of a thrill to it. Sadly, most Christians today are playing for a tie…hoping to just hang on until Daddy comes to rescue them.

No wonder men have quit going to church. Who wants to play on a team that has no intention of winning? Who wants to engage in a fight where you aren’t able to punch back?

I know, I know…we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood. I get it. Maybe someone should explain that to the god-haters who are mopping the field with us and rubbing our values and our faces into the mud.

I was a little different than the average coach. I focused on the offensive side of the ball. I loved making big plays and scoring touchdowns on the opponent. The way I saw it, playing defense was something you had to do when the other team had the ball. The fans loved to watch the points go up on the board, and I sure loved putting them up there.

Offense wins games. That was my approach. Defense merely prevented losses. I’d much rather play trying to win than hang on to my rear end trying not to lose.

For the most part, modern Christians have no intention of trying to win. They don’t even know what a touchdown looks like. They think winning is watching one of their friends “suffer for Christ” rather than being a “champion for Christ.”

After David slew Goliath, he ran up and sliced off his head. David wasn’t interested in a tie. David wasn’t interested in playing defense. David was interested in “killing the will.” When David sliced that dude up, all of Goliath’s home-boys headed for the hills.

I recall spending many nights preparing for the upcoming opponent with our coaching staff. We’d break down the films, find their tendencies, and prepare a plan of attack. I would look at the game plan and turn to our coaches and say “First one to 30 wins, boys. If they plan on beating us, they’d better be ready to score some points.”

What’s my point? It is that the church has sat around for far too long now playing defense and hoping to somehow stop the opponents from scoring on our team. We compromise, roll over, yield our authority, dance to their tune, and play by their rules. The idea of forcing them to play by our terms never enters our minds. We have a defensive mindset. “If only we can hold on, maybe we can end in a tie.”

I’m sick of it. I’m sick of sissified, passive Christianity. I’m sick of the girlie mommy’s boys currently populating our pulpits with a “just be nice” strategy. We will never win if our only goal is to not appear mean as they rape our cheerleaders and molest our water-boys.

We need a change in strategy. Playing ‘not to lose’ ain’t working.

I remember the great football coach Woody Hayes once commented, “I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face.”

Let’s go on the offensive. Let’s throw a few deep passes. Let’s pound the god-haters by running off tackle. Let’s use some razzle dazzle and see if they can handle it. Let’s pull out all the stops. Let’s run the no-huddle offense and wear ‘em down. Let’s act like we are champions led by the greatest Coach in the world.

Let’s follow David’s example. Let’s follow Gideon’s example. Let’s follow Jesus’ example.  Kill the will, boys. Get off of your butts and go on the attack. Anybody with me?

The first one to 30 wins.

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What Has Your Christianity Cost You?

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And the king said unto Araunah, “Nay; but I will surely buy it from thee at a price; neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing.”  -2 Samuel 24:24.

Cheap grace: just another way of describing the Gospel that is being peddled by the neo-evangelicals. A costless Christianity. Eternal life at wholesale-club prices.

Jesus loves everybody, don’t you know? The churches are full of “saved” people. Folks who have tipped their toe in the blood of Jesus and now count themselves “worthy” of entering into eternal peace.

Walking an aisle and saying a prayer was all that was required of them. “Just invite Jesus into your heart and allow Him to wash away all of your sins.  Jesus Saves!!”

Yes, indeed, He does save. But save from what?  Toe-tipping in the blood is the beginning, not the end-all of Christianity. Our padded pews are populated by people who have no idea of the price that our precious Savior paid.  Sadly, most people are happy to be “saved” TO Heaven, but fail to realize that they are also saved FROM eternal damnation. Salvation is on sale at bargain-basement prices at your local entertainment center masquerading as a church.

Let me ask you a direct question. What has your salvation cost you?

I know, I know…Jesus paid it all.  I understand you cannot “earn” your way unto salvation. But at the same time, what has your salvation cost you? What did Paul mean when he told us to “present your body a living sacrifice?” What did he mean when he said “I die daily?” What did Jesus mean when He said “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me?”

Is it possible to call oneself a Christian and not have any scars to show for it? Jesus warned usAnd ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Endure what? Is that the message you hear in your church? Does your pastor tell you that Christianity is offense to the lost? Does He tell you that Jesus Himself was known as “the Rock of offense?” Does that sound like Joel Osteen’s approach to the Gospel?  Does that remind you of Rick Warren, or perhaps even YOUR pastor?

Offensive Christians?  Wow…that doesn’t seem very Christian, now does it?

I hate to be the offensive one, but Jesus said we are the salt…not the sugar…of the earth. The salt has lost His savor.  We have so sweetened the Gospel that it has lost its effectiveness. You really want to know what is missing in our churches? Bad people. Bad people are missing from our churches. Our pews are packed with “good” people. We have lost sight of how wretched man really is.  “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is, God.”  All of us, apart from Jesus, are bad to the bone. We need to return to a Gospel that continually reminds us of this fact.

The New Testament church was birthed into poverty, prison, and persecution. According to the Word, persecution was spiritual fertilizer for “the more they persecuted them the more they prospered and grew.” But today’s Christianity eschews suffering and persecution. There is no call to die daily, to take up one’s cross, or to be hated of all men.

Jesus is all about love, remember? Haven’t the god-haters scolded you with “who are you to judge?”

The modern church has traded poverty, prison, and persecution for popularity, personality, and prosperity.  When was the last time your pastor told you that your salvation will cause you to be hated? And not just hated, but “hated of all men”–a double-dose brought about by speaking the Truth. Can you find even ONE command anywhere inside the dusty Bible on your nightstand where you are promised that you will be LOVED for being a believer?

Nope. Quite the opposite. “Friendship with the world is enmity with God.”  Sorry friends, but the world is supposed to hate you. “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”

Everyone wants to follow Jesus…until they find out where He’s going. He’s going to the cross, and He commands us to take up ours too and follow after him. But that kind of preaching doesn’t build a pastor a big church. They whipped Jesus. They beat Him about the face. They spat upon Him and nailed Him to a tree.

What has your Christianity cost you?

Can I lay it on the line for you? Jesus hates. That’s right. Jesus hates. He hates lots of stuff. He hatesa proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren…and all workers of iniquity.”

Why is the church so anxious to embrace everything that He hates? Why are Christians so in love with the world?

Abandonment theology is sweeping this nation. I call it the Gospel according to Alfred E. Newman. “What, Me Worry?” It has neutered the church.

Warn the wicked, the Bible teaches. “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”  “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all of the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:17

When Jesus returns, He will be riding a white horse; “and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.” Who will He be judging, and with whom will He be making war? That question seems to be pretty important.

That will be a terrible day. There will be a sharp sword (the Word of God) protruding out of His mouth. Sadly, most of the preachers have replaced the sword with a flower.

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.  If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.”  Rev. 19.

If God is love and Jesus loves everybody, He sure has a funny way of showing it. Speaking the Truth may fill your church, but compromising on it will surely enlarge hell.

I ask you again…what has your salvation cost you?

 

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Hillary’s Lyin’ Eyes

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This is gonna be short. I don’t trust ANY politician. But this is as blatant as anything I have ever seen from a politician.

Watch Hillary’s eyes. Take 3 minutes and watch just part of the video of her press conference regarding her emails. This is spooky. Do you know ANYONE who would act like this?

Please…watch Hillary here…

Watch her eyes. She fails to make eye contact with anyone in the room during her prepared opening statements.

That was one of the first things I learned in Speech 101 back in my college days. Eye contact is everything. If someone does not look you in the eye when they speak with you, it is a big tip-off to dishonesty.

The eyes are the windows to the soul, they say. This woman is soul-less, if not downright possessed.

The entire time she is speaking, she appears to be speaking to those in the balcony…although there is no balcony.

She is speaking in a flat conference room. Yet her eyes NEVER look at the crowd.

This is the most obvious example of lying that I have ever seen.

One can only wonder what else she has lied about…but I think she knows what the emails show.

Something big is going on behind the scenes, and it is out of her control.  She can’t lie her way out of this one. Someone powerful doesn’t want her to be President. Her goose is cooked, and she knows it.

Yet today, I saw that 84% of Democrats think she would be a good president. Are we that deceived?

Have the demons turned on each other? There is no honor among thieves.

She can’t hide those lyin’ eyes.

 

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