Tertullian (ca. 155 – ca. 240 CE): From The Apology– Why Christians Are Counted Public Enemies

Chapter XXXV.

This is the reason, then, why Christians are counted public enemies: that they pay no vain, nor false, nor foolish honours to the emperor; that, as men believing in the true religion, they prefer to celebrate their festal days with a good conscience, instead of with the common wantonness. It is, forsooth, a notable homage to bring fires and couches out before the public, to have feasting from street to street, to turn the city into one great tavern, to make mud with wine, to run in troops to acts of violence, to deeds of shamelessness to lust allurements! What! is public joy manifested by public disgrace? Do things unseemly at other times beseem the festal days of princes? Do they who observe the rules of virtue out of reverence for Cæsar, for his sake turn aside from them? Shall piety be a license to immoral deeds, and shall religion be regarded as affording the occasion for all riotous extravagance? Poor we, worthy of all condemnation!…

https://www.geraldschlabach.net/tertullian-on-christians-and-the-military/

SEE:

When Christians Sold Out to the State En Masse-Laurence Vance

 

Making the lowest of the people priests and preachers of high places

 

When The Church Becomes Good For Nothing–Pastor Chuck Baldwin

 

The Lord Has a Controversy with the Church

 

After Constantine the church became the chaplain of empire; but Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world

 

Churches Of The State–Pastor Paul Green

 

C. S. Lewis–A Man Who Cannot Be Cured of Churchgoing…

 

Darwin rescued rebellious Western man from Christianity’s theology of moral transgression and its doctrine of eternal doom–Dr. Gary North

From the article:

I immediately received a powerful vision of intercessors gathering from all over America in response to the ruling. They gathered and began to pray, but what they were interceding about was very displeasing to the FatherI listened very carefully to the cries and prayers of the intercessors in the vision and this is what they were crying out: “Father, we repent for the sins of America! Father, we ask that you would turn the hearts of homosexuals back to you. Father, bring justice to these people!

As I listened in to these continual prayers, the Father said to me,
“Do you know what’s wrong with these prayers Jeremiah? They are all focused on the call for America to repent when I have called My bride to repentYou must tell the intercessors to shift their focus from America to My bride. Their self-righteous hearts and blindness to their own sin is a stench in My nostrils. The issues coming forth in the United States is not an American problem, it’s an American Church problem.”

Standing for Truth in an Hour of Crisis

America is in a crisis, but the American church is in a greater crisisWe are and will continue to reap what we have sown and that is seeds of silence and tolerance on the key issues of our day that have come before the Father as sin.

As Abraham Kuyper once said,
When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.”
2016 will be a year to take our stand as watchmen upon the walls of America and seek the face of God like never before…”

WEBSITE FOR THE ARTICLE

http://z3news.com/w/lord-controversy-church/#comments

SEE:

What the Cross Must be Doing in Us

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “The Church is Dead”–name of his sermon

 

Bonhoeffer belonged to a faction…he no longer shared and a church whose preaching he found stultifying and dull–and a pervasive loneliness overtook him

 

“Christianity is not a smiling face, church-going, love society as most Americans understand it.”

 

The Christian in today’s world

 

Failure to speak against evil and passivity–WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? And what did Dietrich Bonhoeffer say?

 

Government is Replacing Religion, According to Researchers

 

…AND THE PULPITS ARE SILENT–Dave Daubenmire

 

Evil and Evil Men–Must Pray Against (Bible)

 

Governments Have Been Corrupt Since Before Christ

 

Researching our free wills given by God; and finding those trying to reduce or remove our free wills–by Richard Duke

 

C.S. Lewis Saw Government as a Poor Substitute for God

 

Voluntary Servitude — Not Coercion — Fuels the State’s Power

 

How Christians And Conservatives Are Destroying Our Republic – by Chuck Baldwin–Pastor Chuck Baldwin

 

Debasement and Crony Capitalism; Nothing is New Under the Sun

 

A post regarding “cheap” grace and the once saved, always saved doctrine

 

Reversing the Defection of the Churches in American Higher Education—Gary North

 

What Is Really Going On in the Church?