Dear Pastor, Is the question why am I speaking out or is it why are you being silent? by Mario Murillo, Mario Murillo Ministries
An Open Letter about the Silence of Pastors.
In this letter I will answer as clear as possible the two most common questions that Pastors keep asking me: Why are you an evangelist speaking out against Obama? The other question is: Now that the election is over why are you still speaking out?
I will answer the second question first.
Question: Why are you speaking out since the election is over?
Answer: I am speaking out after the election because the election did not pass the smell test.
NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN left all semblance of journalist integrity and framed a narrative for Obama. They were literally a propaganda mouthpiece for the Obama campaign. An unlimited supply of foreign money went into his campaign coffers with zero accountability. Plus, unions admitted they helped run the voting machines.
I ask you, who could have defeated Obama when 90% of the news media was an extension of his campaign, he had unlimited foreign money, and then had his people doing mystery math with the votes? (90 districts in Philadelphia did not count a single vote for Romney.)
Was the last election rigged? I will leave that for you to decide.
Question: Why are you as an evangelist speaking out against Obama?
Answer: As a man of God, I am a watchman; every God-called preacher in America is a watchman. Hebrews 13:17 “Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account.”
It is the duty of a watchman to see danger when it approaches the sheep of God. However, their highest duty is to cry out against the danger when it appears.
Obama is an existential threat to American Christians. He has antipathy toward the Gospel and Bible values and is using his presidential power to weaken the church. I believe that every minister will give an account to God for what they did during this regime that openly persecutes the sheep.
The media tries to deny this and Pastors who are sympathetic to Obama play it down. However it is true that Obama has dramatically changed the way Christians are now treated in America and he is just beginning his campaign.
In just 4 short years, the confederation of secular progressives, NBC, CBS, and ABC have dramatically altered the mood of our nation toward Christ and Bible values. We have been marginalized. Our classic views on marriage, abortion and drugs are being treated as if they are some new and threatening extreme.
September 12th, Obama spent $70,000 in Pakistan on T.V. ads to defend Islam against a stupid anti- Muslim video. However, the next day when church leaders begged him speak out against “Piss Jesus” in New York where Jesus is on a cross in a jar of the artist’s urine he said NO.
Why are we surprised? He said “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” This quote is from age 261 of his book The Audacity of Hope.
Obama’s NOs are just beginning. He smells blood in the water and believes he has a mandate to diminish the Church.
Many pastors are not speaking out against Obama because they are hiding behind a misapplication of two sets of verses:
Matthew 7: 1 Judge not that you be not judged: This quote from Brannon Howse says it all, “We cannot glibly quote this, though, without understanding what Jesus meant. When Jesus condemned judging, he wasn’t at all implying we should never make judgments about anyone. After all, a few verses later, Jesus himself calls certain people “pigs” and “dogs” (Matt 7:6) and “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (7:15). … What Jesus condemns is a critical and judgmental spirit, an unholy sense of superiority. Jesus commanded us to examine ourselves first for the problems we so easily see in others. Only then can we help remove the speck in another’s eye – which, incidentally, assumes that a problem exists and must be confronted.”
He goes on to explain how silly we are to let the anti-Christians forces use our misapplication against us: “Those that tell you not to judge, quoting Matthew 7:1 grossly out of context, are often some of the most mean-spirited, judgmental souls you could ever meet. It’s not, of course, that they don’t want anyone to judge anything, because they want very much to judge and condemn your commitment to lovingly speak and practice your Christian worldview. You see how these tolerance rules work? We must tolerate them, but they don’t have to tolerate us.”
The second set of verses that some Pastors misapply and use to defend the idea that Obama is God’s choice is Romans 13: 1-3, ““Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.”
Please notice… “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.” This phrase is critically important because it reveals the context i.e., appropriate government is only a terror to evil works; but not to good works. Good government is NOT a terror to good works. When a government is run amuck with crime, tyranny and injustice, we are no longer to submit. Obama is a clear and growing terror to the good works of the Church.
I do not believe that Hitler was God’s choice for Germany, or that Stalin was God’s choice for Russia, or that Mao was a divine answer for China.
America’s founding fathers took matters into their own hands, reviling and revolting against the “higher powers.” The overthrow of British rule would violate the philosophy of most pastors today. If they were the dominate opinion back then, we would have no United States.
Obama is not my president. My president would have sent help to Benghazi to save the 4 Americans who begged him to save their lives. My president would understand freedom of worship. My president would see that the constitution is not there to protect the government from the people, but to protect the people from the government. My president would not divide and conquer; he or she would unite and heal.
I pray for him but I do not respect him. I believe that his plan to confiscate wealth is stealing and a crime. I have an obligation to oppose what his agenda of Gay marriage, abortion, and Islam is doing to the sheep of God.
I believe that there will be a day when pastors will bitterly regret their compromise. That day will reveal their true motives and they will not be able to hide behind spiritual catch phrases.
I believe that the silence of Pastors helped Obama win; that their continuing silence is one of the greatest threats to the future of the American church, and that every minister will give an account to God for what they did during this open persecution of the sheep.
All of my brothers and sisters in ministry, I leave you with this clear mandate from Esther 4:14 “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Renounce the party line and preach the whole counsel of God. Teach your people what the Bible says about repentance and holiness. Leave nothing out and do not be afraid to confront controversial subjects while we still can.
We do not need civil war we need national revival. However, time is running out and so are our options. Speak out!