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An "Obnoxious" Alarm Clock

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I have learned much over the past 3 months since God inspired our leadership at Q90 FM to start Stand Up For the Truth.  First, while we knew there was a real attack on the absolute truth of God’s Word, we have learned that the depth of these attacks is staggering.  We are digging into some very dark places where the spiritual warfare is intense.  I cannot thank enough those of you who pray for us every day.

Second, we have learned that when you take a stand for God’s Word, some people are not going to be happy.  Sadly, there are Christians who would just as soon we keep our eyes closed to what is going on and pretend everything is just fine—as if we just ignore the issues we face, they will magically go away.  The truth is they will not go away—in fact these issues are intensifying and if Christians and our leaders do not take attacks on God’s truth seriously, many will fall away from our lack of diligence.

Third, a few listeners have commented that they wish we would dial down the passion on the show.  I admit to being a man of passion.  Sometimes the statements I make are provocative.  To Christians who find our comments abrasive at times, I guess we are like that loud alarm clock that goes off every morning.  You’re in a deep, restful sleep and suddenly this loud noise wakes you up to prepare for another day of work.  Our first reaction is to hate that alarm clock because it interrupts our sleep.  Well, as a whole, we are asleep as a church.  We need a wake up call to what is happening in the world and within some of our churches.  We need to wake up to the attacks on the truth of God that are leading many astray.  And we need to take our walk toward holiness seriously.

We will continue to educate you on the issues we face as Christians and try to keep the dialogue civil.  But at times we may be that obnoxious alarm clock that wakes us up out of a deep sleep.  You can choose to hit the snooze button, but as Watchmen on the Wall, we will continue to sound the alarm.

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6 Responses to “An "Obnoxious" Alarm Clock”

  1. Debi Menze #

    AMEN!!! I'm with you all the way!! THANK YOU & GOD BLESS!!!!~~~<3

    March 4, 2011 at 12:47 PM Reply
  2. Bill Gailbreath #

    Mike, my bother….don't listen to those who want you to cool down…this is war!

    March 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM Reply
  3. Mike #

    Well stated Brother.  God gave me great passion for Him and do not worry, I will not dumb down anything.  Christians as a whole are asleep and I will continue to be that alarm clock.  When can we meet?Sent from my iPad

    March 5, 2011 at 5:24 AM Reply
  4. The tangle of social and theological roots affecting the Church in America is not easy to unravel. It will require not simply knowledge of the Bible but Divine guidance. In Jesus time, and throughout the first century, the Judaical leaders, with impunity, felt justified in persecuting the Church. And yet it was in this time that the first hints of future schism began to emerge from within as well. Sometimes the cacophony from within and without is deafening. But the Lord always leads us in the way of victory. Despite the winds that are raging, despite the subtle breezes that would lead us astray, there is a True Wind blowing which never compromises the Bible nor stoops to mere religion when saving souls.

    God bless,

    Larry Cornell

    September 6, 2011 at 5:46 AM Reply

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