The enemies Violence & Silence

 

60664This past weekend as I was cleaning out my garage I came across a newsletter from the Voice of the Martyrs. As I was flipping through the pages one picture caught my eye; as I sat down staring at this graphic picture of a church in Kenyan that was attacked I just started to weep. I started to read the stories in the newsletter of a pastor in Uganda who had acid poured over his body, another brutal attack on another church in Kenyan and a young girl whose father, mother and sisters where murder because the father was a pastor in the Philippines. Everyday believers throughout the world are coming under great attack. Believers here in the United States really don’t know how good we got it. When we go to church we don’t worry about people coming and breaking the door down and throwing grenades into the church and start shooting people as the run out of the church like they did in one of the churches in Kenyan. After I finished reading the stories I started to think about how the enemy comes against the church overseas and here in the States. Overseas the enemy is using violence to tear the Church apart, and here in the States, he is in stealth mode, sitting quietly in the church destroying it from the inside out. Pastors here in American don’t want to deal with the tough issues in the church; they want to stay away from certain topics because they are too taboo. Men are under attack, statics show  more than half the men in churches today deal with some type of sexual struggle. Most churches don’t focus on the men in their church, their focus is elsewhere. Here in the States, the enemy doesn’t have to use violence to destroy the church; he has enough non-violent toys that are doing it for him. It is time for the Church in American to stop fighting against each other and to start taking on these taboo issues, and holding men, as husbands and fathers accountable. The enemies silence is in America is killing the Church.

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