Christ Calls Us to Be More Than Cheerleaders

By: Stuart Kellogg |

It’s not surprising if your church cheered after the Supreme Court overturned Roe, outlawing the

federal right to an abortion and returning to states the ability to outlaw it. And why not cheer?

More than 60 million innocent children have been killed in the womb since the 1973 Roe vs.

Wade decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. What is troubling is that the vast majority

of Christians have only cheered.

While researching for The Post Covid Church book, I spoke with dozens of Christian leaders

about the urgency facing the church when the doors closed because of the pandemic shutdown.

The consensus: the need to get outside and re-engage the lost, hurting, and lonely community.

Too few churches leaned into the opportunity and aggressively expanded their outreach. Here is

a second chance now that the doors are all reopened. Overturning Roe is the perfect opportunity

for the church to make a difference in every community for Christ and show the world—-

especially the lost world—what the Christian faith inspires men and women to do for each other.

In states such as Alabama, frightened pregnant women no longer have that easy choice to simply

get rid of their “problem”. That means thousands of opportunities for Christians to step in and

help the moms and their babies. To help the organizations such as the Women’s Care Medical

Center in Baldwin County to gear up to serve many more in need. To get out and show what

pro-life really means. What better way for the church to shine?

The good news is that these Centers are getting more publicity and financial support. For

example, The Women’s Care Medical Center is opening a third location in the Bay Minette, the

Baldwin County seat. The need, however, is going to explode and too many Christians are

simply content to cheer.

The secular culture is more antagonistic to the Christians faith than ever, and now almost one out

of three Americans rejects any faith. The biggest challenge is that many of the lost see

Christianity has not just false, but evil! Overturning Roe simply ramped up the antipathy. This

is not just an opportunity to be the loving hands and feet of Christ to women and babies in need.

It’s also a chance for the lost to see that followers of Christ are much more than vocal

cheerleaders against a law. They can see followers of Christ coming together, as Christ did, to

help the most vulnerable. Christ today demands nothing less.

As a free service to churches, I teach a one-hour program called Life Matters: The Post-Roe

Mission. It helps Believers better prepare to defend the pro-life movement by learning more

about the Christian worldview and how to engage an increasingly hostile culture. If you’re interested, write me: stuart@thepostcovidchurch.org

The Gift of Homeschooling Your Children

By Dawn Hill – Lovesick Scribe

You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:5-8 ESV

Over the past few years, I have had the privilege and opportunity to steward our oldest daughter’s education by homeschooling her. This was a decision my husband and I made years before we had children. We were both products of the public school system, and yet we both felt compelled to keep our children at home for instruction and education.

One of the things I enjoy about homeschooling is the freedom we have in studying various areas. We begin our day in school with a look at Scripture, and this may consist of her Sunday school lesson from church, a Biblical question about foundational beliefs, or reading a chapter in a particular book of the Bible and discussing it. We also spend time once a week being aware of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who are globally being persecuted for their faith, praying for them and for those who persecute them.

Our faith in Jesus Christ is vital to our family, and school presents a wonderful opportunity with a captive audience. Our daughter gets to think and to ask questions. I use opportunities to teach her what Scripture has to say when discussing world history and practices that took place, including ancient cultures who were polytheistic. I use wisdom as to what to share with her while recognizing I cannot shield her from the things of this world. As her parent and her teacher, I become her first line of natural defense and understanding, teaching her the ways of the Lord and His instruction while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with her in daily life and the value of God’s holy Word.

As parents, we are to be proactive in teaching our children and in instructing them in God’s ways. I pray our children can say as the psalmist did in Psalm 71:17, “O God, you have taught me from my youth, and to this day I proclaim Your marvelous deeds.” Even if you do not homeschool, invest in your children spiritually and Biblically.


Uncritically Critical

Uncritically Critical

By Jeff Sutherland

Nicole Solas of Rhode Island filed suit against the National Education Association, the country’s largest teacher’s union, requesting 200 pieces of information be shared as to what they were teaching her child. The NEA immediately filed a restraining order to keep Solas and other parents from finding out what they were teaching, according to the New York Post article. Follow up articles from the Washington Examiner and others confirmed that Critical Race Theory and Gender issues indeed are being taught.

On the NEA website, NEA.org they state, “Despite a legislative push to ban critical race theory, educators are committed to helping students examine the systems in which we all work and live and help build a better future for everyone.”

The NEA sees parents trying to discover what is really being taught as an attack on them personally as professional educators. They also say loudly that if this truth is not allowed to be taught, we will continue to live and be controlled by white supremacists.

Herbert Marcuse, seen as of the founders of critical theory in his 1965 paper ‘Repressive Tolerance’ wrote, our founders were trying to suppress people through tolerance. Basically, people are too stupid to realize they are being oppressed. They can’t even see it, so it is up to educators to reveal real truth to them.

NEA trained educators, and those who have been indoctrinated by their teaching should by now simply accept what is being taught as truth and quit asking questions. We can thank John Dewey, considered the father of American Education, for seeding this thinking. Like Marx, Dewey believed America’s only hope was to get rid of Capitalism and create a classless society. The idea being that we must shed all vestiges of our founding, get rid of the constitution, the Declaration of Independence, our antiquated ideas of God and any idea of one person doing better than any other person.

We are all equal. We are all sinners in need of a Savior. That savior is not an education system trying to overthrow our Christian heritage. Back in the day, we had debate teams who would argue one side, take a few minutes break, and then argue the other side. Our educators used to believe it was their responsibility to teach children to think, to point them to the Truth of God’s Word.

It is critical that we expose this uncritical theory for what it is, a theory based on Marxist theology, an ideology based on selfish idolatry.

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Independently Dependent

Independently Dependent

By Jeff Sutherland

Buying into current thinking pushes you to believe that to be happy you must be free from all restraints. Wasn’t that what they were celebrating July 4th, 1776? Our newly formed country no longer had to live under England’s rules. They could create a whole new way of living, and they did. Unique among every country that ever was, the newly formed United States created a government with checks and balances so that there would be no tyranny. Our constitution and bill of rights formed the basis for this new idea.

In the Declaration of Independence, it says “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” According to Wallbuilders.com at least 29 of the 56 signers of the Declaration were trained in ministry and at least 50 were believers in God (Deists). In 1782 Congress approved the Aiken Bible for use to teach students to read in schools, to allow Bibles to be available in all churches and be read during Congressional meetings. This Bible was printed from the Geneva Bible, believing that the King James version which was printed 32 years later in 1611 so that King James could reinterpret the Word.

While our new country was celebrating its independence, it was also celebrating its dependence on God. Our founders, mostly the puritans, believed that God’s laws were the correct basis for living a godly life.

There were two main areas of growth in our country separated by 16 months and 600 miles. Jamestown, VA (August 1619 and Plymouth, MA (December 1620). The contrast between the two colonies could not have been starker. If you buy the history posed by the 1619 project, our country was formed on slavery. Yet in Massachusetts, whites, Indians, and blacks joined together to give thanks to the Lord for all He had done. Our first thanksgiving came from there. Indians and Blacks were given work as teachers, lawyers even governors. When a slave ship came into the area, the captain was sent back out to sea and the blacks were accepted into the colony.

Our freedom was not free. In the Revolutionary War about 25,000 people died in the fight. But our real freedom, the one given us by our Creator, was paid by the death of God’s perfect Son Jesus Christ. His death and resurrection is what provides for us real freedom. Freedom in a new sense of the word. Not freedom to do what we want, live as we want, indulge in all our desires but real freedom, from sin.

His death and resurrection break our chains to sin but also reveals our dependence on Him. If we buy into what media, social media, government, and society is now claiming, freedom comes from doing whatever we want, whenever we want, however we want. We must buy into the lie that we are masters of our own fate, living independent of all restraints, especially from God.

That is NOT the independence our forefathers were celebrating July 4th, 1776. They wanted independence to worship God as they saw fit, by the reading and teaching of the Word. In writing the Declaration of Independence they were acknowledging their dependence on the God who created us all.


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