When they come to write the story of the spiritual resurrection of 21st-century America, a new type of shepherd will likely have come forward.
These forerunners will have stood in flat contradiction to everything the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton types hold dear. They will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God what secularism has done to America.
As A.W. Tozer once put it, they "will love Christ and the souls of men to the point of willingness to die for the glory of the one and the salvation of the other. But they will fear nothing that breathes with mortal breath."
With a Clinton presidency, America is about to learn something that can be learned in no other way: the ethical path is the only safe one.
"When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I," cried the sweet Psalmist of Israel in Psalm 61:2.
Or, as Phillip Bennett Power put it, "Tribulation brings us to God and God to us."
The anointed eye recognizes that what is needed today are those with the ability to, as Tozer said, "appraise the religious scene as viewed from God's position, and to tell us what is actually going on."
Thermostats who impact and regulate the spiritual climate of the nation are what we desperately need the most, not another market research firm specializing in the study of religious beliefs and behavior of the American pews.
Evangelical pastors and pews must take our game to the next level.
Fundamentally, we must begin to comprehend that religious liberty will be won by organizing our churches and not Sunday sermons.
A Sunday sermon is not a political currency. Pastors should muster and marshal their parishioners to the public square.
If the senior pastor teaches the whole counsel of God in America's pulpits, America will remain free.
The disciples of godless secularism are not cowed by sermons, marches, or prayer rallies.
We must remove these people from the public stage. Following secularists removal from office, secularism will have to be demolished if America is expected to live. We must eliminate secularism's hoke-hold on the media, public education, higher learning, big business, the Supreme Court, federal courts, and Hollywood.
What secularism is doing to America is gambling with the very life of the nation. Most Americans are unalarmed and clueless. What is the matter with the people of America?
If America is to receive a 21st-century spiritual resurrection, it will likely be by other means than deployed in the last 75 years.
If the church in the 21st-century is to recover from the injuries suffered in the 20th century, a new model must appear in the public square. The "Inside the Beltway" and "Family Policy Boys" approach will never do.
Running a bus across a state the week before an election, when 50% of the vote is already in from early voting, is political suicide and naiveté.
We need a Gideon or Rahab to make a stand.
David Lane is the founder of American Renewal Project.
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