It’s Time for Backbone (An Open Letter to Preachers)

Dear Fellow Preachers,

I know this might not open many doors for me, but now’s the time – it’s actually past time – for some honest-to-goodness, strong-as-steel, George S. Patton and John Wayne-like BACKBONE!

Stand in the gap! Don’t be a politically motivated, crowd-pleasing, purse string-fearing wimp and PREACH THE WORD!

Gentlemen, more than ever what we need now are some Elijahs, some John the Baptists, another John Knox or two, and even some old-school Billy Grahams. We need more men of God who know the difference between the Word of God and a motivational speech! We need men who aren’t afraid to point a finger at sin and call it what it is.

Don’t try to be popular. Don’t try to be “cool” and “hip” with the younger generations. Quit fighting over the styles of worship if your congregation doesn’t even know HOW to worship! Forget trying to become more “seeker-friendly,” and just SEEK THE LOST! The world is going to Hell and we are greasing the skids.

Be real. Be humble. Be yourself. Love your enemies. But for the love of God, pastors and preachers, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13). In other words… take off the liberal mom jeans and put on some prophet-worthy overalls and get to work!

You’ve got the pulpit, so use it! PREACH!



Filed under ministry, Preaching

7 responses to “It’s Time for Backbone (An Open Letter to Preachers)

  1. Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man and commented:
    And that is how you ‘give ’em hell…” or at least remind ’em that it is still there.

  2. Anonymous

    PREACH it, Bro! (Loved : “don’t know the difference between THE WORD OF GOD and a motivational speech!)

  3. Hi Anthony,
    This exhortation is good assuming the Holy Spirit has not left the building. Church leaders who are functioning by the old Adamic nature or the new age religion of witchcraft (the two being the bulk of our religion in North America) will not have the power to stand. God’s people are being deceived and dysfunctional church leaders refuse to ‘give up the pulpit’.

  4. Hope Wingo

    Love how the Bible says, “man up”. ☺

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