by Moody Adams “The Church is currently up against difficulties and deceptions, within the Church and around the world, that border on the abysmally black hole of the Dark Ages,” says Doug Giles. It is time for all the “girlie men” to sit down with their “mummy” and let courageous Christian men and women “step up to the plate,” according to Giles.
“Girlie men,” the term Governor Arnold Swartzenager coined as a label for indecisive, cowardly, people-pleasing legislators, seems to fit the compromising clergymen who are afraid to challenge a wicked world that killed Jesus and the disciples.
The host of radio’s “Clash” says, “We don’t need anymore nicety-nice clergy in charge of churches that don’t equip us to face the real issues confronting our church and culture. We can do without spineless crowd pleasers, can’t we? We really do not need narcissistic, solipsistic, pseudo saints.
“What we need are prophets, stalwart sons and daughters who will speak and defend truth, freedom and human rights in the face of atheism, lies and hell bent special interest groups!”
We cannot give enough praise to the faithful ministers who preach the word of God without fear or compromise.
The church must rid herself of cowardly ministers who would rather compromise God’s word than be called “intolerant”.
Jeremiah, who spoke to a nation in a moral and spiritual downfall, said, “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart” (Jeremiah 14:13).
Jesus clearly warned us to “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves”(Matthew 7:15).
The fate of the nation could well be determined by what the church does about the “girlie men”--whether she follows them or tells them to get out and sit with their “mummy”.