Stand up for our values

Pastor’s Pledge

From Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command

1 Chronicles 12:32 NIV

A Pastor’s Pledge

I am a pastor and have dedicated my life to serving the church and preaching the gospel. Lately, I’ve been personally convicted. I’ve come to the conclusion that many of us American pastors have abdicated our responsibility to be God’s voice to a nation struggling to discern Truth and conflicted over right and wrong. We have been entrusted with the truth of the Gospel. If we retreat from proclaiming it, what hope does the world have?

I was recently reminded of the 200 men of the tribe of Issachar. They served as advisors to King David. They discerned God’s truth and spoke up. They advised rules on what was good, what was true, and what was right.

Pastors, we are those advisors of Issachar. We have been entrusted with the truth, not to shrink from it, but to stand with the clarity and conviction missing in our day. We are to understand our times and what our nation should do. We are to speak what is true.

There are certain convictions which you and I both hold. I want to be clear about them and why they matter, not just for our churches, but for our nation. They require wisdom, discernment, and humility, but they also require courage and a willingness to speak where so many are confused, deceived, and in conflict.

Life is given by God

He is the creator of life from the moment of conception. Life must be protected and given the dignity of God’s highest creation.

Psalms 139:13-16, Deuteronomy 32:39

Religious freedom is an unalienable right, given to us by our creator

Our allegiance is to Christ as king. All earthly power is derived from Him. The free practice of religion is the bedrock of American identity.

Acts 5:29, Proverbs 29:2, Psalm 33:12

God has ordained marriage as a symbol of his relationship with humanity and the message of the gospel

It is a sacred, God-given institution, defined by His purposes. Marriage is to be respected as designed for the joining of a single man and woman.

Genesis 2:24 & Hebrews 13:4

God has entrusted the family with the sacred responsibility of education and character formation

Parents deserve the freedom of choice and the freedom of opportunity to instill morality, truth, and values in the lives of their children. This responsibility belongs to the family not the state.

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 & Psalm 78:5-8

Racial reconciliation must be obtained through grace and repentance, not further division

American has often fallen short of its ideals. Still, we are grateful for a system that allows us to become a more perfect union through honesty, diversity, and compassion. Our hope is not in social justice but in reconciliation through God’s righteousness.

1 John 1:5-7, 1 John 2:9-10

God offers hope and freedom to those caught in addiction

Faith-based approaches to addiction recovery are key to combating the true epidemic of our time. We must be united in addressing our nations addiction crisis.

Isaiah 61:1 Psalm 82:3-4

Our military and police carry a sacred responsibility

We live in a broken world, prone to violence and war. It is not God’s design, but He has given power to those who protect and serve. These brave men and women deserve our support and appreciation.

Proverbs 28:1-6

“It is our goal to make Jesus known and to lift Him up so that He might draw all men and women unto himself.”

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