Are You Gonna Wake Up?


I spent nearly 35 years as a high school football coach and one thing I learned was that a coach is judged by the performance of the team. When a team is under performing it is the coach that gets the boot. No amount of blame shifting or excuse making will change things. Every team is a reflection of its coach.

If churches were football teams there would be a lot of heads on the chopping block. The pastors have done a great job of changing the scoreboard. Rather than measuring their success by the impact they are having OUTSIDE the church they have washed their hands of the “world” and instead invested their time in petting the sheep inside the pen.

Everything looks great on the inside while the world around them rots. They have used all of their “salt” inside the building and permitted the ravening wolves to destroy the families on the outside.

Most of them have no idea what is going on in the real world and, even worse, they have no idea that they don’t know. The salt is stuck in the salt shaker.

I don’t know if you know it or not but a year after the election of Donald Trump Planned Parenthood is still being funded by the Republican Congress. There is only one reason that it continues and it is because there has been no demand from the PULPIT to stop it.

Most pastors do not HATE abortion. They are pro-choice with exceptions. If there is one thing that you can be sure of it is that God hates the slaughter of unborn children. But abortion is political, they tell me, and they don’t want to “politicize” their pulpits. Silence is consent. Their silence IS a political position.

Over a year ago candidate Trump said to Hillary Clinton that abortion may be “alright with you but it is not alright with me.” He sent a signal to America’s pastors that he was ready and willing to end the slaughter of the innocents. But he never got an “Amen” from the pulpits.

Their silence is deafening and our congressional representatives finally figured out that abortion really wasn’t that big of a deal in the Christian community any more. Why would they waste all of that political capital on an issue that didn’t really matter to the base? It is the economy, Stupid.

America has become a moral cesspool while the sheep play ring around the rosy inside their stained glass fortresses. They continued legalization of abortion in America is the single greatest moral outrage since the selling of American human beings to other Americans human beings.

The pastors better hope that Jesus is as wishy washy about life as they are.

A friend of mine reintroduced me to an old Bob Dylan song from 1979 entitled “When You Gonna Wake Up?” You can listen to it here.

God don’t make no promises that He don’t keep You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep.

When you are going to wake up, when you going to wake up When you are going to wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts Karl Marx has got ya by the throat and Henry Kissinger’s got you tied up in knots.

You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that’ll never cure your ills.

You got men who can’t hold their peace and women who can’t control their tongues The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young.

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules.

Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved.

Do you ever wonder just what God requires? You think He’s just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires.

You can’t take it with you and you know that it’s too worthless to be sold They tell you, “Time is money,” as if your life was worth its weight in gold.

When you are going to wake up, when you going to wake up. When you are going to wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Enough is enough. Where is Franklin Graham on this issue? Why are Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and a mega load of mega pastors silent on this issue? Why haven’t the leaders of the Southern Baptists, Assemblies of God, or a dozen other stuffed shirt denominational leaders engaged their congregations with the phony RINOS? Why are we not beating down the doors of our congressmen? Why would we expect our political leaders to care more about life than our pastors do?

I had a conversation with a congressman the other day and he punched me right in the mouth. “Coach, my office never hears from Christians. Everyone talks about how evil abortion is but it is the other side my office hears from the most. I hate to tell you, but if abortion doesn’t matter to Christians then it won’t matter to my colleagues. We never hear from Christians.”

God has given us the opportunity to end the scourge of abortion. Why are our Christian leaders so cavalier about murder? Won’t some leader please grab the ball and run with it. The church has an opportunity to roll back four decades of decadence. We can end abortion NOW!!

When are you gonna wake up and do your stinkin duty?

Dave Daubenmire

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