Sermon Recap

Stand Up For Our Children

In times of historical significance, certain events have a way of awakening a dormant force, prompting it to rise and take action.

Just as the attack on Pearl Harbor awakened a sleeping giant in the form of the United States, recent societal shifts have roused a similar response from individuals who are concerned about the erosion of Biblical values and morals. This blog explores the importance of standing up for our children, particularly in light of the LGBTQ community’s advocacy for their rights and the impact it’s making on public libraries, schools, and children’s lives. Drawing from the Bible and historical examples, it’s time to discuss how we can navigate these challenges while upholding God’s principles.

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, they  awakened the sleeping giant of the United States. Similarly, recent actions of the LGBTQ community have ignited a response from Christians. A while ago, the LGBTQ placed a display in the McMinn public library. The books in this display were filthy, vulgar, and nasty. What’s worse, they targeted the children with these books. Thank God for the mayor and vice mayor who deemed these books offensive and had the display taken down. But the LGBTQ demanded a public meeting and hoped to get the vice mayor fired. I went to this meeting myself and spoke. You can find the video on the any of our socials listed at the top right of this page.

I’ve avoided discussing the separation of church and state for a long time because it’s challenging to find the right balance. However, pleasing the Lord should be our top priority. Many people didn’t fight back when they legalized pornography and prayer, along with the Ten Commandments, was removed from schools. If we don’t stand up and fight, we will have become “Closet Christians.” It’s our commission to love the Lord and love people. We need to fight for people’s souls and stand up for what is right. But what can we do to fight?

We can pray.

1 Timothy 2:1. Let’s begin to pray for our leaders and our communities. We are facing harsh spirits, but we can fight back! Do we want books that describe intimacy available for our 7 year-olds? A person has to be 18 to buy cigarettes, 21 to buy a gun, and even movies are given a ratings to warn parents about their content. Yet, some people want books explaining explicit content displayed in a public library where children can pick them up and read them. In public schools, condoms can be given out to children in the first grade! We can protect our children’s eyes and ears from things they don’t need to know about. If we keep silent, sin will take over. Jeremiah 29:7.

We can protect our children.

In a rapidly evolving digital world, it is essential for parents to be proactive in safeguarding their children. One of the most searched words by 7-year-olds on the internet is “porn.” Demons and darkness are trying to get to our children, but we can put a hedge of protection around them. Set boundaries, monitor online activities, and if we can’t do that, we do have the ability to shut the internet off. We can help preserve their innocence!

We can stand up.

Proverbs 29:2. Proverbs 28:28. Deuteronomy 1:13. By exercising our right to vote, we can contribute to shaping policies that uphold the principles of the Biblical compass. Throughout the Bible, we can find examples of people who stood up in love and compassion. Prayer and proper involvement in local governance on behalf of Biblical principles will make a significant difference.

People are precious, souls are precious. We don’t hate people; we hate the sin. This ungodly, unnatural spirit is trying to take our children. I know one thing; the devil can’t have my kids and he can’t have my grandkids. Let’s stand up and fight for our youth!

Thank you for reading this post. As we navigate these perilous times, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to the Lord. The awakening of the “sleeping giant” within us calls for action, not just in the place of politics, but in our daily lives as well. With communication, prayer, and taking action to safeguard our families, we can bring a positive, Godly change in lives all around us. With God’s love we can protect and touch the lives of others.

Don’t miss the sermon that inspired this blog! Click the play button below to listen to it! God bless you!

Anthony Wynn

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