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Uncommon Courage in Unvirtuous Times

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December 8, 2021 1:00 am

Uncommon Courage in Unvirtuous Times

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson

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December 8, 2021 1:00 am

Stu is with Pastor Andy Woodard of Providence Baptist Church in NYC and Ryan Helfenbein of the Standing For Freedom Center at the Freedom Uncensored Summit at Liberty University, talking woke culture and how the church can stand against it.

 

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He tweeted out then the mob descended on twitter and started dunking us, calling us racists KKK white supremacist also to things like that are churches majority nonwhite, so it was really ironic because that's not true at all but we are filled with conservative Christians who believe the Bible is true and that God is the one who defines what sin is not sociologist that flyer really made around the Internet with a lot of liberals hitting on us and the conservatives promoting and sharing it.

So I figure a million people saw the flyer he out of all the followers as different accountability followers on twitter to my Twitter account went from 17 followers to 1200 followers in three days. Just use or load friends and you will you will you will get a following arc you make a lot of people mad at you do your legs awoke yeah I got like 30 or 40 hate calls on in that first day, but then since then there's been a lot of support and a lot of encouragement diffusion overlook what is woke what is at me. In fact, I had coffee with my pastor literally said what is his word woke me today. The word woke means of a person who's in agreement with the social justice ideology. It came from the idea of being awake or or socially conscious or aware of issues affecting the black and brown community. All this term sound really innocent at face value, but the reality is, is much darker behind that there's an underbelly of Marxism and postmodernism and daily and is in all sorts of complicated plus a CRT.

The critical race theory.

What I hear about that is is and that actually raises itself.

Telling people that there blemished because of whatever color they're born with. That's the basis of the ideas that are either oppressor or an oppressed and it all depends on your skin color and has nothing to do with your actual thoughts or beliefs or any basis in reality it's just what you look like what your skin color is where appearances so your your speaking the truth, the word and your attacking the evil of the culture of the God's word and yet people are mad at you for this in error, attacking you is that what you find yourself in the crosshairs of audit hate animus will that has happened and it did happen, but from that point it's really encouraged a lot of people to take a stand and that it's like the dogs chase the garbage truck. Once they catch it. They don't know what to do, so that's that's what the book club did they attacked and then they kind of ran out of the castle culture. I know one of the guys that's there is no will mourn worlds around right of way more awake our leg yet, but he's the guy that with this whole conference on and is sold out in the campus of Liberty University. The Stanford freedom Center, and you can adjust rates as a show. Ryan, you look at a pastor like Andy will he loves the Lord and he's got a big beeping sounds I was try to page him tornado siren or something. I was going on but but Ryan, you just interviewed Mike Pompeo and Emily my life right now I think I've hit peak catching him on a high psychic after he was a national chip ship arrived. What you say about this really subversive attack of the enemy like it literally is like were not even part of the gospel anymore work done about all these social things. Of course we want justice to happen in, you know social ways and all that. Of course no one hate someone for their skin color but like that's taken over and passed ranged over the New York City yeah it's it's it's complete hijacking of biblical truth, replacing it with with a humanistic understanding and so whether you call it critical race theory or postmodernism. These philosophies have been imported in many ways into the church when I see this problematic is that the church is using, not biblical language. Biblical definitions in order to fight it but instead is adopting wholesale in many ways the cultural definition the cultural language the county he heard him, you know what, whatever, or where using their pronouns were using their definitions and saying yeah okay you know and so will start to communicate with that kind of language. Absolutely not one of the things that Sec. St. just said is ever give an inch. I think it's really really important to this generation is that you cannot.

There are certain things that are nonnegotiable. You cannot concede it is important now more than ever to say the truth to say you boldly to see it clearly. Conviction and info in defense of some of these churches and you we know him and in what we want.

We love them were friends, but some folks will attack you and say oh that's right you're just being political or just put in the your put the flag for the cross. You're just being know you're just being so patriotic you love America more the love God and no paint evangelicals like you guys without brush out. He responded that they know that's not true because I love my neighbor that I must stand for truth and it doesn't matter what country am a citizen of my allegiances to Jesus and I have responsibility to be a good faithful citizen of that country.

Regardless whether it's US or Canada or Mexico or England or wherever Scripture calls us to be more faithful citizen of whatever country happen to be of while we remember that ultimate citizenship is in heaven. So these issues that were seeing with critical race theory, social justice, invaded church, can you explain to pastors Ryan is is he articulate a just and frustrated that the real agenda is to shut down this book, the Bible is always of these little faades on the front. They are going to legalize mandate pastors to marry homosexuals or you will lose your license, you lose your church maybe go to jail see agenda that there tried to take, but it starts with the softer little overtures right that's I would absolutely 1000% agree with that. Their goal is not to shut every church down with their goal is to get the church to go woke that's their goal is to supplant the gospel and undermine it. You know you look back at Old Testament Israel right when you get the prophets of Israel to all of a sudden become prophets a bail. That's the goal right. Elijah had that moment where he had to declare the truth to a generation. The didn't want to hear it and he was all felt often times alone that God reminded him at the end of first Kings was Elijah, you're not alone.

I preserved a remnant 7000 not the need to bail so we need to remind one another.

We are not alone. Hey guys there. There people out there that are holding the line on biblical truth. But if you're in a church. We are pastors going woke kit out of that church do not delay. Do it today.

Sorry we start of the cycle is when it is with past radio and ask you how we can pray for you is because the segment before we go there to help them understand what woke means you're not trying to attack people.

You're not trying to this this is it is politically correct nonsense were were more coming like the world and worldly thinking is that it will explain a little bit real quick. I want to be really careful and also to be charitable. You know when it in a more kind of educational kind of vernacular. The word woke means a kind of awareness to historic injustices along racial lines, segregated line, so often times people get a point to is things like slavery in this country. Things like what what they would call institutional racism and there were moments were that was absolutely true in America's history that we did not live up to the promises of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, but the social reforms and changes came not as it as an expression of humanism, but largely the people of God inspired by the word of God were recognizing biblical justice compels us not to own our neighbor, to love our neighbor and that they are endowed with inherent dignity because they were made in the image of God. So we need to recognize that localism is not based on that understanding.

Though they a good book is Dr. Jeremiah's book to where we go from everything we talked about the whole Marxism socialism attack mandate that a lot of these terms in this racial is created by that divide us to be denied is in really put Jesus out there in the center of it past Randy Hockley pray for you come from New York to speak in Lynchburg Virginia uses Byron as buyer a couple hundred more that people places sold out its standing for freedom center here in Lester Taylor University report Hockley pray for you and your pastor can pray for us the same as always, preference, pray for us to be faithful to the words of the spirits being courageous and obedient to him, but specifically pray for our congregation for people are losing their jobs are being forced out of the workplace. We have several families that are losing their jobs moving away and that's tough for a church in New York where it is already very high turnover rate but that's the elevated because of all these mandates they give us the website for your church New Yorker quick www.pbc.nyc okay and then gives losers every user is your questions about all the stuff vaccination mandates all the that the challenge the church. The what is there some really good content there. You guys are real resources, it's amazing.

There's books in the back of the Bena brothers here, but taxes going up tonight to speak with Mike Huckabee's gonna be here, the governor himself.

You just interviewed Pompeo was the website for the Senate standing for freedom.com standing for freedom.com I will do a little snapshot with a bunch of us here with my 6 foot seven and Shelby stick okay with past Randy and my daughter Joy and little Lucy is a master student liver University. It was on a joy she was on Gracie's upward team will honor little that's multi-my nephew Wilson, Brad Jeremiah is also your elderly is one of our truth warriors, so, so grateful for you and for your bring in this together may have your horticulture going publisher. God bless you, thank you for all you're doing to tell the truth to this nation, this generation needs it down with. This is the Truth Network


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