The Pulpit is Responsible

Brethren, our preaching will bear its fruits.  If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree.  If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it.  If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it.  If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it.  If our politics be…come so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.

Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.  (Charles Finney)
I would also add that if the gay agenda prevails in Springfield, MO, and this current council is in power in the next term; the pulpit is responsible, or should I say the absence thereof.

One Response to The Pulpit is Responsible

  • John says:

    We are responsible. Not the pulpit. Not the press. Not something or someone else. We all have individual responsibility for culture, policy, laws and so on by our choices. These choices aggregate and accumulate from the individual to the collective to the community and on to cities, states, and nations.

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"The church must take right ground in regards to politics...The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics. God cannot sustain this free & blessed country we love & pray for unless the church will take right ground. Politics are a part of religion in a country such as this and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God...God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics." - Rev. Charles Finney
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