Quotes (463)

I want you to beware of that self-righteous spirit that defines these crises as a judgment on America; that may be true, but beloved, even if it is a judgment on America, even if we’re going to see a greater meltdown – I’m not making predictions here, I am not here as a prophet, I don’t know what’s going to happen – but we do have enough principles in the scriptures to be able to discern these things.

And while these crises may be a judgment on America, you must understand that that would be secondary purpose in the intentions of God and it would be secondary to His discipline upon His own church. His discipline upon everybody that professes to know the name of Christ…

The Bible says that God’s judgment begins with the household of God (1 Peter 4:18). And listen to me, this is really important, think about the broad scope of things in that which has passed as Christianity over the decades.

After decades, decades of insipid preaching, compromise with Catholics and cults, charismatic charlatans, academic arrogance, corrupt spiritual leadership, political power brokers, and unscrupulous publishers who give a platform to them all, beloved; God’s discipline on His own people is way overdue.

It’s time to clear out the money changers from the temple and if it takes an economic crisis, if it takes political change of massive proportions to bring that about, to purge out the false elements and to purify His church to speak with boldness in a time of spiritual darkness, then we as His people should be willing to embrace that because the surpassing priority in our lives is to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind and to see the purity of His purpose advanced because the consequences to us are secondary.

God and His kingdom are the supreme priority and if it takes a massive world calamity to shake all this garbage out from within the walls of the church and to cause the rats to flee when the light goes on, then bring it!

Bring it!

Let’s bring it so that the purity of the church can be restored. God is much more concerned, beloved, with the holiness of His people and the holiness of His church than He is with the state of American economics and politics.

– Don Green

From his sermon entitled “Serious Faith for Serious Times” preached in October, 2008 from the GraceLife Pulpit.

2 thoughts on “Quotes (463)

  1. I feel the need to be the first person to comment – even though I posted the thread – and shout out AMEN BROTHER!!

    I would highly encourage the gentle DefCon reader to take the time to listen to Don’s sermon in its entirety as linked in the original post…I think you’ll agree that it’s time well spent.

    Soli Deo Gloria!

    In Christ,


  2. Amen, amen, and amen. Don Green (as always) is spot on. I’ve been feeling the same way for quite some time.

    I think Paul Washer said it best when he said, “The only thing that’s going to save the Church in America–there’s only two possibilities: One is total reformation in our preaching, in our study of the word of God. Or the other is fierce horrifying persecution. That’s the only thing that’s going to save the Church in America.”

    No one, including myself, wants to see bad things happen and persecution come upon God’s people, but history indicates this is actually the norm for the Christian Church, not the decades-long security and affluence we’ve been experiencing. God will not be mocked and the current state of the American church cannot continue forever.

    – The Pilgrim


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