Five Years! It is hard to believe!
Five years of OLD FASHIONED ELECTION DAY SERMONS.
Five years ago MARS started its first annual Election Day Sermon series in Reading
Pennsylvania. Interestingly, Pastor John Weaver was our first speaker inspiring us
to make this an annual event. This year, five years later, he returned to put some
real fire in our bellies.
Pastor Weaver and his wife Alice blessed us with their southern charm and
graciousness. Simply interacting with these two special servants of our Savior and
King made the evening worthwhile. But then John preached!
John told us about the Black Robed Regiment, Pastors who stood for freedom
and liberty during the war for independence. Pastors, who not only talked the
talk, but walked the walk. Basing his sermon on Hebrews 11:32-38 we heard of
fearless Pastors and congregations who when faced with tyranny and oppression
chose to stand and fight for liberty.
These men were not rebels (rebellion- can only be committed against lawful
authority). The Black Robed Regiment, who were pastors in submission to Biblical
authority, became resisters ( resistance- is an act toward unlawful authority)
These men put their personal lives on the line in order to glorify God and defend
their people against tyranny even unto death.
Pastor Weaver then asked the question that none of us wanted to hear… where
are such Pastors today? In an age which has become far more oppressive, in an
age when enslavement has become our lot, where are the men who will stand for
Will it be said of us “of whom the world was not worthy” Hebrews 11:38
Who is on the Lord’s side?
~ Dr. Robert Salzman