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  • What More Can We Do?

    What steps can be taken now?

    The link can be found here.

    The text is as follows:

    What options do Christians have to make sure their liberties are defended? Let's plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out.

    Last night, I was discussing the court's decision Friday with my men's group as we tried to decide what we could do. The first option that came up was vote. Vote for leaders that align with our beliefs and get them to do the work they're supposed to do. Now I have no problem with this in principle. That's how we all vote after all. My problem is that we often do this as if the solution is the government and we have to start at the top. We are in essence in many ways saying we want government to be our savior. It cannot be. Government is in many ways a necessary evil. We have to have government just because men are evil and there needs to be a visible representation that we are not a law unto ourselves.

    But what can we do otherwise? Last time I said we can be the church. We are still to do that. The Roman Empire got turned upside down by a group that was a definite minority at the start. This group did not have the internet or CNN or any multimedia to spread their message. They did write documents, but they relied a lot on word of mouth. Somehow, they did it. Somehow, they overcame. They overcame so much that at this moment, there are billions all over the world who are ready to lay down their lives for Jesus Christ right now.

    We are not in a minority, but the homosexual movement started out that way, and they got their work done. We Christians didn't do as good a job. Consider Chick-Fil-A Day. We were tired of what the homosexual movement was doing to businesses like Chick-Fil-A, so we had so many of us go to Chick-Fil-A that day and their sales were greater than they had ever been before. We can consider that a great victory. When we had this great victory then, we went and.....did absolutely nothing. We sat back down as if our work was done. Yes. We will stand up for a chicken sandwich, but we will not stand up for marriage.

    And then A&E went after Duck Dynasty. We were angry again and a Facebook page was set up immediately demanding that Duck Dynasty be restored to its original status. When Cracker Barrel started to join in saying they were pulling Duck Commander material, we protested immediately and Cracker Barrel retracted immediately. Eventually, A&E did as well. We had our victory. We took this great momentum and with that momentum we went and did....absolutely nothing. So it looks like for Christians, it was more important to get our television shows the way we want them, but it wasn't important to stand up for marriage.

    No more then.

    If we want to change things, we have to be willing to do the work ourselves. We can't depend on our leaders to do all the work. Even in the Christian community, we can't count on the big name defenders of marriage to do all the work. It will take the work of those of us who are laymen to get the job done. I recommend doing what I've done. I've already formed a group here in Knoxville for those of us who are like-minded to start meeting together and equipping one another. We will also be praying for our nation together and making sure we're humbling ourselves and repenting for any wrongs we've done. Let's be clear. We can think the homosexual community has done wrong to marriage, but the heterosexual community did it first.

    This might seem small, but that's how these start off. We start from the bottom and go up, just like the early church did. The early church did not start by trying to change the government and making a march on Rome. They just spoke to the people around them and got them to see the importance of being a Christian. We can do the same thing.

    If you really think there is a problem here, then do something about it, just like the homosexual activists did. If you think there's a problem and you do nothing about it, you're really being a part of the problem. Be a part of the solution.

    In Christ,
    Nick Peters

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    One thing you can do is personally visit your Representatives - both State and National Representatives and Senators - or whoever is responsible to your jurisdiction.

    Writing letters is great, too - they know that very few people will ever sit down and take time to write and mail a letter, so they know it must have been important, and probably represents the view of many others.

    When 200+ pastors descended on our State's Capitol, and worked the offices of the representatives, and testified before both the House and Senate, one Democrat confided "it really shook the place - nothing like that had ever happened before". We got the Pastor Protection Bill passed against strenuous objections from the ACLU and full time Austin-based lobbyists getting money from major companies like Dell, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Apple, Samsung, Whole Foods Market and others.

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    (That's Pastor Dave Welch at the Texas State Capitol in the foreground - one of the "Houston Five" - and I'm in the background )
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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