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Excuse me, You can’t say that.

November 12, 2009

I think I would be right to say that there are things that you can NOT say in church. When I write that sentence certain words come to mind. You know the words that you can’t say in church; words like Barack Obama, sex, and homosexuals.

Now this is just me being honest here: Do we limit what God wants to say about subjects like these because we are afraid we might “rock the boat” or “offend the heavy givers.”

If ever I get the chance to talk about any of these subjects in a church setting, I pray that I address the issue with confidence and with grace. I believe God wants to talk about the things we don’t want to talk about. The question is are we going to open out mouths as pastors and leaders of the church?

Any subject you think the church is afraid to address head on?

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  1. Greg McAtee permalink
    November 13, 2009 1:26 am

    Ben, there are many subjects these days that cannot be addressed from the pulpit, such and Pro-life, Criticism of the government, Euthanasia. All these and more are not addressed (unless you are in a black church, then you can campaign there, if you are a Liberal Democrat), simply because the tax laws are written so as to silence the church to be able to address the evils of the ruling class according to the Laws of God. Thanks to progressives, who introduced the 16th amendment giving us the income tax, Churches cannot address issues that can be construed as political by the government, causing a chilling of speech similar to what’s been done in Communist countries for years–unless you toe a very thin line, you are in danger of losing your 501 (c) 3. In years past, the pulpit was the place for issues to be addressed. One of our countries greatest revivalists, Charles Finney, was an ardent abolitionist, and went so far as to refuse to preach in southern churches unless he could address the issue. What was not discussed in the taverns (another popular meeting place), was preached from the pulpit in light of the Word of God, rallying people for the American Revolution. I personally would like to see these laws repealed, and if that can’t happen, start seeing churches defy the Government and voluntarily give up their tax exempt status so they can freely speak their minds.

  2. Benjamin Davis permalink*
    November 13, 2009 4:06 am

    Greg I understand everything you said. I more or less meant that it is not kosher so to speak, as to mention those subjects.

    Growing up I always found churches to say that they would talk about politics, or abortion, or sex or what have you; only to have the preacher “bring it to a bigger picture.”

    Your point is valid for sure, do you follow what I was trying to say?

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