LeRoy Butler and a defining moment for Churches everywhere

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Today we’re going to be talking about a very sudden shift in how the Church is being portrayed by the government, the media and by a growing number of Christians who are challenging and even pressuring the Bride of Christ to adapt to a new normal.

The Word of God tells us He is the same yesterday today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus also said a sign of the end is when good is called evil and evil is called good. (Isaiah 5:20, 2 Timothy 3:1, 13).  This is hitting very close to home as a local church is finding itself the object of hatred.  A local Green Bay area church is being called evil for standing on Biblical truth.  Yesterday we asked, “Did the church do the right thing?” Overwhelmingly those who called, emailed or commented said that yes, the church needed to cancel this speaking engagement because to not do so, it would be giving a public nod to sin. Now this story has gone national. Last night CNN’s Andersen Cooper interviewed former Packers player LeRoy Butler about the incident. It is one sided; no biblically-grounded representative from a church was contacted for this story. Therefore it makes it very easy to paint the church as the bully:

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But this issue is much bigger than one church, one football player and one news story. Let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture facing the Church.  We want to look at the astoundingly rapid change in the culture and its demands on Christians to comply or face consequences. What should elders and pastors be doing to understand and prepare for this great falling away?

Joining us in the first segment today is a pastor, Christian talk show host and author Carl Gallups.  Carl is senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Florida, and he also hosts of YouTube Christian Apologetics – God and Country channel PPSIMMONS. He has written a book titled The Magic Man in the Sky: Effectively Defending the Christian Faith, released a few months back. You can hear him on Freedom Friday, a podcast interview show.

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3 Responses to LeRoy Butler and a defining moment for Churches everywhere

  1. J says:

    Yesterday WTMJ radio out of Milwaukee, WI had a segment on this matter. They thought the church was bullying Leroy Butler for his tweet to the guy who came out as gay. Asking Leroy too take his tweet down. Because Leroy didn't take his tweet down they cancelled his appearance.
    Now the church is the bully.

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  2. Gregg Marweg says:

    We must continue to hold up Leroy Butler in our Prayers, as well as our Church's . The beginning of the end is very scary!

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  3. Mr Davis says:

    Here is a better question, should the rich, famous, talented, beautiful, handsome, well spoken, highly educated or whatever be granted anything different than anyone else in the congregation? In fact it may be that God in his infinite wisdom may be directing this lot whom the world naturally looks to, to lift up those who are not looked to in this manner. Does this remind us of Christ: for there is nothing in his appearance or manner that would draw us to him either. 1 Corinthians 12:23-27.

    And hath God not chosen the foolish things, the weak, the detestable the ones, the ones that are nothing to confound the world through them that no flesh would glory in His presence. 1 Corinthians 1:29-31

    What do we here. Do we lay his word aside and continue to esteem any man greater than what the Bible says of us: There is none righteous, All are liars, None seek after God. Isaiah 59:1-14, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 1:22-25, Romans 3:10-18,

    But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities Jeremiah 10:8

    This is all true of us that we may know for certain any good we do is not of us but rather it is of God working in us. So testify the scriptures

    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:19-21

    Will we come to the light?

    Dan

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