"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
First Amendment Sunday is every Sunday leading up to the 2012 ELECTION.ALL Bible-Believing Ministers of the Gospel should take the idea started by Black Ministers (see article below) one step further and ask parishioners to not vote for the Democrat Party candidates (the Party that voted three times to take God out of their platform - an unprecedented event in American history), and VOTE for Republicans that stand for Biblical values including traditional marriage.
When Ministers wake up and see the peril, The Sleeping Giant will be Aroused.
"The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant of Baltimore formed the Empowerment Network, a national coalition of about 30 denominations working to register congregants and provide them with background on health care, the economy, education and other policy issues.
Yet, Bryant last month told The Washington Informer, an African-American newsweekly, "This is the first time in black church history that I'm aware of that black pastors have encouraged their parishioners not to vote." Bryant, who opposes gay marriage, said the president's position on marriage is "at the heart" of the problem." READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
"The call to pastors is part of a nation-wide event that is known as "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" in which was first organized by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in 2008 and will take place in Oct. 7. For the event pastors will take to the pulpit to preach sermons that will be focused on one political candidate and then encourage parishioners to head to the polls to show their support. The sermons will be recorded and then sent to the IRS." READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
PASTORS STAND UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
"Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."
"But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."
Pastors- It's time to be honest with your congregations about the Democrat Party. America is in a moral free fall and YOU are the Watchman entrusted with the blood of your congregation (Ezekiel 3:17).
" When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand" (Ezek 3:18).
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Ps 33:12).
"The Lord will judge His people" (Ps 135:14).
"Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is victory" (Prov 11:14).
"Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,
But happy is he who keeps the law" (Prov 29:18).
" Alas, sinful nation,
People weighed down with iniquity,
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who act corruptly!
They have abandoned the Lord" (Isa 1:4).
"They declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves" (Isa 3:9).
Why use a picture of Billy Sunday as an example of a minister that used his First Amendment Right from the Pulpit? Billy Sunday is emblematic of a minister being blatantly honest about the political situation of America. He actively promoted Prohibition and the engagement of America in the First World War. He also is more than any other man, responsible for the present luke warmness of evangelical congregations. Because of Sunday's "name it and claim it" brand of Christianity, "Sunday conversion" became a term of derision. Nominal Christianity is what Billy Graham identifies as the reason only 20% of Southern Baptists are truly Christian.For more on this subject go to http://www.christianebooks.com/Billy_Sunday_Name_it_and_claim_it_evangelist.htm