From: News with Views
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
February 3, 2011
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. -Is. 9:16
And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? -Luke 6:39
“To be honest with you Coach, you don’t need to LEAD a Bible study; you need to be part of one.”
That was the last thing that my former “pastor” said to me. It happened about seven years ago after I had endured another sissified “men’s meeting” at the church Michele and I had been attending.
The “pastor” had just taken us through one of those touchy-feely-get-in-touch-with-your-feelings lessons and I was about to overdose on Spiritual Diabetes when I approached “Pastor” and asked him if it would be possible for me to help him out by taking over the “men’s ministry”.
“You’re training men to act like women. All that I see around here are a bunch of ‘yes’ men…men who say ‘yes’ to their wives, ‘yes’ to their children, ‘yes’ to the God-hating schools, and ‘above all ‘yes’ to the pastor.”
I never darkened the door again. Today his church is bigger, full of sissified ‘yes” men, he is the unchallenged leader of the pack, with, of course, his bossy “co-pastor” wife, and his flock are sitting ducks.
They don’t even know that they are about to fall into a ditch.
I love writing these commentaries because of the feedback I get from the readers. There are millions of non church-going Christians in the hinterlands of America. God-fearing men and women who love their Lord, love their country, but have had a craw-full of the syrup spewing forth from the pulpits.
The “blind guides” demand loyalty and allegiance to their every command, shooing away the mal-content sheep, as “rebels”, or “troublemakers”, by the millions “the church” is bleeding ‘salt of the earth” Christians in a world where sugar has become the spice of choice.
I hear from them…and I bleat their case. Dare I say it…I pound the drum of disobedience in the church for “resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.” America is in the condition that she is in, not because of the poison in politics, but because of the poison in the pulpits. Most pastors are control freaks.
(I bet this is making those spiritual tyrants nervous.)
I say it is time we stopped worrying about “reclaiming the government” and focused our attention on “reclaiming our churches.” If we can somehow reclaim God’s house, the White House will naturally follow.
America’s problems are spiritual, not political. Read this commentary…it is a dandy.
Most Christians are sheep, blindly following their “shepherd”, obediently paying their tithes, supporting their “pastor” no matter what bilge he is shoving down their throats, completely ill-equipped to defend the faith.
Sheep don’t care whether they end up in a ditch or not, as long as there is plenty of grass on which to graze, even if the ditch is an off-ramp that leads to the slaughter house. Like lambs to the slaughter they ignorantly follow their blind guide.