Don’t go silently into the night

Has America been hijacked by those who despise Christianity and Judaism and any religion that believes there are God given standards to live by?

Pastor Tony Foglio shared recently a bible verse from 1 Corinthians 16:13 that says, “Stand firm in the faith… be strong.”

It is not time to Go Silently Into the Night. Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the Light of the world.”

Television Pastor from San Antonio Texas, John Hagee shared a message years ago that comes to mind. He said there is a spirit of witchcraft operating in many spheres of our lives that we aren’t always aware of. If we Dominate, Intimidate, Manipulate, Frustrate, or Irritate to get our way, or if anyone else does in Government or Business or Church or any part of our culture, or in any relationship, it is a form of witchcraft.

Turn on your T.V., tune in to Facebook, check out the conversations on Twitter, even Instagram or the national news media outlets, and you will see it at work.

Even though there 247,500,000 confessing Christians in America, that’s 75 percent of the population, there is an attempt to silence our voices and influence by Intimidation, and people trying to dominate the moral conversation in America and around the world. If you disagree with abortion on demand, or if you believe what the bible says about Homosexuality, Lesbianism, same-sex marriage, or Transgenderism, somehow you are a hatemonger, or a homophobe, or a bigot, or worse.

There is still Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech in America, not just Freedom for some, but Freedom for all. Most Christians don’t wish any harm on people who live a lifestyle that doesn’t line up with the bible. There are always people with extreme positions on both sides. Why can’t we just agree to disagree? That’s not sufficient for many people that have forced their views into our education systems, hijacking our education process, even though most Christians are opposed to our children being indoctrinated to non-Christian beliefs.

Church, Christians, we can’t afford to go silently into the night; the bible calls us the light of the world!

As Pastor Tony Foglio said, 1 Corinthians 16:13 says, “Stand firm in the faith… be strong.” We are called to please God, not people who disagree with the teachings of the bible. I will not offend God to please people; but I will love and treat everybody with respect whether they agree or disagree with me.

If you aren’t finding your HOPE in Jesus Christ, where will you find HOPE? In my house the children didn’t make the rules, my wife and I did. This is God’s world. He created us and everything in this universe, It’s House Rules! Whoever owns the House makes the rules. God is still in charge, like it or not!

I saw a man wearing a shirt a number of years ago that said, “The Man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” Ephesians 6:13-14 says, ‘after you have done everything you can to stand, stand firm then.’

Don’t Go Silently Into the Night! Go forward in the Light of God’s word, and in godly obedience, as you love God and love others. The Peace of the Lord be with you! God bless America! Lord, bring Revival and Great Spiritual Awakening in our nation we pray! Read God’s Word. Know God’s Word. Speak God’s Word, and you will Live God’s Word!

Find a life giving Church and find your God given destiny in Jesus Christ!

God bless you!

(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)