Pastors are being encouraged to speak from the pulpit on major
cultural and political issues.
Sam Rohrer, head of the Pennsylvania
Pastors Network (PPN), says nationwide issues need to be
assessed by pastors.
"Pennsylvania Pastors Network is committed to encouraging,
assisting and motivating pastors who claim the authority of
scripture to boldly stand in the pulpit, to preach the whole
counsel of God -- even the difficult issues -- to teach their
people to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16) to the culture,"
He contends it is a vital responsibility of pastors to get
involved in the political process and vote, especially in the
crucial election ahead, irrespective of the fact that the economy
currently holds center stage in the political arena.
"We have a spiritual problem in America, and it's the pastors in
the pulpit that are commissioned by God Himself to stand up and
teach the truth that just in fact may be our last line of defense
when it comes to defending freedom as we know it in the United
States of America," the PPN president asserts.
The truth is in scripture as it relates to political and social
issues, so Rohrer reasons that if people do not hear the truth,
they cannot act on it. During the "Pulpit Sunday" initiative, he
stresses that "pastors have an unmistakable and unequivocally major
role in preserving freedom."