Pastor Harshly Rebukes the 'Silent Pulpit'
A paraphrase often attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville—a Frenchman who authored Democracy in America in the early 1800s—helps to introduce this video: "I looked throughout America to find where her greatness originated. I looked for it in her harbors and on her shorelines, in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and in her gold mines and vast world commerce, but it was not there."
"It was not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her success. America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."
Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God's Word in several areas and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America, and the pulpit is partially responsible—our silence speaks volumes.
The pulpit regulates the spiritual condition of God's people, which affects the nation. A lukewarm, sex-saturated culture (and church) simply reflects the lack of conviction in the pulpit as well as the pew.
Sadly, many pastors are exchanging truth for passivity, boldness for cowardliness, and conviction for comfort; they are not aflame with righteousness. We aim to be motivational speakers rather than preachers of righteousness.
Pastors (and Christian leaders alike) must take responsibility for the spiritual health of today's church and the nation. We don't need more marketing plans, demographic studies or giving campaigns; we need men filled with the Spirit of God.
Pastors, we are not just cheerleaders, we are game changers. We are called to stir and to convict so that change takes place. Granted, there are many wonderful pastors and churches—I appreciate their ministry, but, as a whole, the church has drifted off-course. They have lost the compass of truth. Listen to more here: