Even though, according to PEW Research Atheists make up a tiny 3.1% of the American population, they tend to make a lot of noise… and many times the group that makes the most noise gets heard. When I was making my rounds online today I found the following news story about an Air Force Brigadier General John Teichert, coming under fire by an Atheist organization for running a personal website calling people to Pray At Lunch for their Nation. Here is a snippet with a link to the full article at the L.A. Times…
Religious website triggers complaint against Edwards Air Force Base brigadier general
On Sunday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis to “immediately and comprehensively” investigate Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert. The foundation, which seeks to maintain the separation of church and state in the military, provided reporters with a copy of the demand on Monday.
At issue is Teichert’s website, called “Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States,” in which the commander says he encourages “Bible-believing Americans to take time to specifically pray for our nation at lunchtime every day.”
By Sara Parvini of the L.A. Times > Read Full Article Here
After reading this article and later discovering that some of these people want to see the General thrown in jail for his “crimes against humanity”… I mean for posting Christian ideas and information on a website, I decided to visit this offensive piece of virtual real estate to see what everyone was so worked up over (his website is pictured above with link).
It appears General Teichert not only has the unmitigated gall to actually post HOLY SCRIPTURE on his personal website, he goes much further… by actually asking for PRAYER REQUESTS!!!! Throw him in jail and toss away the keys!!!!! If you want further proof of his crimes, I present to you a video where he shows his true colors…
Can you believe the nerve of this guy? AFTER he asks us to PRAY for our Nation he even resorts to saying Merry Christmas at the end of this video! Disgusting.
While I did try to insert a bucket load of sarcasm into this report, the truth is simple… Atheism is on the rise and they are getting very organized and very well funded. They will tell people all day long that Christians are intolerant bigots, who should be silenced at every turn. Yet every time we see Atheism in the news, it is another blatant showcase of intolerance… as lawsuit after lawsuit is being filed to remove all remnants of God from the public square.
So how do we approach Atheists?
For most Christians the most effective method of reaching an Atheist is with prayer. If you have a family member, friend or co-worker who claims to be an Atheist, stay in prayer over them.
You can obviously try to share your faith with an Atheist, but make sure you know how to defend your faith. Most Atheists come from a religious upbringing or background, and many of them are skilled at using common tactics and talking points against unknowing/unprepared Christians. If you monitor the comments section of this article I am sure you will see them on full display very soon.
Another way to reach Atheists (and this one is TOUGH for me) is to live your life as Jesus would and let the Gospel shine THROUGH you. Have you ever met someone, that you just knew was a Christian without actually knowing the person at all? They just live a life of pure love, joy and peace no matter what life throws at them?
Well that’s not me! But I am a work in progress. If you can live that life, and draw closer to Christ people are going to ask questions… why are you so happy all the time? And when they ask, you share.
But aside from reaching the lost, which should be the most important aspect of our time here on Earth, we also have to STAND as Christians and defend our faith. We should stand shoulder to shoulder with other Christians facing persecution and show them they are not alone. So if you are a Christian, will you take the time right now to visit Brig. Gen. Teichert’s website, facebook and twitter and show him some love and support?
If you are feeling EXTRA supportive you could even go so far as to write President Donald Trump a letter expressing your thoughts on this matter.
Stay Strong & Stand Tall