Mario Murillo shares that he had a recent visit from a Pastor who wanted to meet in private. One of the topics of discussion involved addressing cultural issues from their pulpits. He also covers the cost of their silence when giving into the fear of losing church members.
By your silence you are taking other people down with you. Does it ever dawn on a preacher that he is actually damaging his audience when he only says what they want to hear? He is not leading them forward. He is not improving their condition or alerting them to danger.
The decision to do this often comes about when the preacher has given in to fear and no longer believes God can change society. So, the best he can do is mouth soothing words.
David faced the temptation to blurt out his defeatism. Then he realized that the next generation is listening. In Psalm 73:15 David wrote, “If I were to say, this is how I will speak, behold, I would deceive a generation of Your sons, (O Lord).
This is the biggest reason to speak out−because there is still time to save the country.The ongoing destruction of freedom of speech, and of religion, has happened because God-haters have marketed a great lie to the masses. Their lie is wearing thin, and, as we have recently seen, their attempts to destroy our freedoms are slowing down very little. So, now is the time to hold their feet to the fire. We have not yet been driven underground. We are not yet being forced to secretly signal to one another that we are Christians by drawing fish symbols in the dirt or huddling in the catacombs, as the early church had to do.