The Pastorate, Government and Politics

First They Came

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”—Pastor Martin Niemoller

Pastor Niemoller spoke about the early rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party. All the different factions in secular Germany while Hitler was taking control of the country, they were more concerned about themselves and their lives, their churches and prosperity and less about what Hitler was doing to restrict freedoms. If the churches in Germany could have only worked together, they could have ended Hitler’s career before he took complete control and plunge their country into a disastrous-war.

In today’s world, Pastor Niemoller would say:

“First they came for the unborn children and I did not speak up because I was no longer an unborn child.

Then they came for disabled to kill them through euthanasia and I did not speak up because I was not disabled.

Then they came for the elderly, but I did not speak up because I was not elderly.

Then they will come for our religious freedom and I did not speak up because I did not feel it pertained to my church.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Today there are Christian Pastors that say we do not need a religious freedom law, simply because it will not pertain to their ministry or their church. Sadly, most pastors do not know how the evil, demonic government works. Once the evil liberal government begins to move against one group of churches, they will move against them all.

Hitler imprisoned Pastors that spoke out against his Nazi Party, and forced them to work at hard labor in Dachau, and the rest fell right in line with Hitler’s doctrines. Hitler dictated what pastors should preach and what they were prohibited to preach.

The very same thing is happening in China today. Churches are coming under fire for speaking out against the government. Two prominent pastors have been put in jail for speaking out against the Chinese leadership. Their crime was embezzlement of funds. This is how they will arrest Christian Pastors here in America.

Jezebel Ascends her Throne

The greatest victory for the demonic forces will be when Hillary Clinton takes the office of president of the United States of America. After that, there will be no more free elections. She will not only open the borders for millions of illegal aliens to come into this country, but they will be granted voting rights that will cinch democratic elections in the future. She will also refigure the voting process to insure nothing but Democrats can take office.

In 1985, I wrote in a newsletter how America had fallen since 1960. I said if a Preacher had preached from the pulpit what America would look like in 1980, he would have been laughed out of the pulpit. If he prophesied about what America would look-like in 2016, they would have him committed to a looney bin.

In 1960, the lives of America’s unborn children were safe in their mom’s womb. In 1985, the most destructive place was in their mother’s womb. Today Christians are forced to pay for abortions. In the very near future, women will be forced to have abortions and they will be forced to be sterilized. And again, the church will remain silent. Christians will be forced back into their churches and away from the killing centers. The demoncrats will have passed bills to stop all protests against abortions and with a very liberal Supreme Court, all state laws against abortions will be declared unconstitutional. Pregnancy centers will be forced to close by the new demonic Supreme Court. The first thing Hillary will do is declare all pro-life laws unconstitutional and nominate an ultra liberal justice to the Supreme Court. That is why Obama is not pushing his nominee for the Supreme Court very hard.

Homosexuality was deep in the closet in 1960.

Today, most TV and-movies make out the homosexual as a poor persecuted freedom-loving person, while spewing hatred about ministers of the Gospel and Christian talk show hosts as homophobic and out of touch with reality. Many black Pastors and black politicians like the GTLB’s move to use any bathroom they want to the black movement to desecrate bathrooms in the south. I wonder how a Christian, no less a Pastor, can say these things.

Today churches have no say in the nation’s morality; but the sports, entrainment and big business have taken their immorality to this nation by demand. Toe states pass laws against religious freedom-or they will pull their business out of that state. It is the same tactic that Obama is using to force public schools to let boys use the girl’s bathrooms and locker rooms. In near future, they will be able to take over Christian churches and demand that homosexuals speak in pulpits all over America. If pastors preach the true word about homosexuals and abortions, they will be imprisoned and their churches will be taken away from them and they will be replaced with moderate (liberal) preachers.

Pedophile Bathrooms

Pick any bathroom or locker room and feel free to use it. Target Department stores are the first large company that has allowed people of all genders to use the same rest room.

School boards across this country are trying to figure out how they will deal with the transgender crowd. One school board has ruled that boys can use the girl’s bathroom or girl’s locker room if they feel like a girl today. Parents are in an uproar and are pulling their children out of the public schools and putting them in Christian schools or home schooling their children. Keep in mind, soon the religious schools will have to adapt to the same rules as the public schools.

We have come from a moral, God-fearing country to an immoral country!

From a country that loves God, to a country that loathes anything of God.

The fox is now in control of the hen house.

Will we just give into the demonic agenda of the liberals and just thank God we can still worship, be it the God of Hillary and Bill?

Or will the church of Jesus Christ finally stand up and say no more? Will the pastors say you will have to take my church because I will continue to preach against child sacrifice and homosexuality?

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

This was one of Yogi Berra’s famous sayings. The truth is that, at any time, the true Christian Church could stand up and “just say no.” When the Christian church floods out to the streets and stops abortion, when the Christian church gets out of its pews and says homosexually is a sin, and we as Christians are not going to give in anymore. When the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached on every street corner and millions turn to Christ that is when it will be over.

The original of this article appeared as a circular mailer. Ed Martin is a pastor and pro-life activist.

Pastor Ed Martin

Conyers, Georgia

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