Glenn will be joining the Fellowship Church on Sunday July 5th. They have been gracious enough to ask Glenn to share an Independence Day message at all of their services that weekend. But not everyone is excited about the event. Pastor Ed Young has come under fire for inviting Glenn, a Mormon, to speak at his megachurch. Glenn responded to the attacks with a powerful message of unity and love that members of ANY faith can appreciate.
I want to point out a very brave man. Someone who's willingness to come under attack should be commended.
There are more and more everyday but it is not often you find one with this much to lose willing to take a beating for something he could easily avoid.
Ed Young is the pastor of fellowship church here in Texas. It is a family of churches that he shepherds from here in Texas to Florida and all the way to London.
He is currently taking a beating for inviting me to speak at his church all three sessions this weekend.
My topic is Gods role in American history and how we always rise to the occasion as we turn back toward God.
Those who wish to continue to divide Americans are attacking him on every front. Because in case you didn't know I am LDS.
I will go a step further just for the fun of the press:
I am a born again LDS Christian who teaches Gospel Doctrine in my church, speaks about God and Jesus more than any other mainstream radio or television host in the last 70 years, who also studies the Torah with rabbis on a regular basis and met today with the Dalai Lama.
Oh, I almost forgot, I was texting my atheist friend from the meeting with the DL. (that will drive them nuts)
I refuse to be put in a box. We all should. If everyone I know loves Jesus, I don't know enough people.
But that is not why Ed and brave men like him are being attacked.
Personally I think the rules for radicals that Saul Alinski taught in his book that was dedicated to lucifer, are alive and well on the fringes of faith.
Isolate and ridicule. It stops us from uniting. Abe Lincoln had it right, divided we fall.
All faith is under attack. It won't just hurt my church or yours. In the end it destroys all of us.
Darkness knows if we, the Children of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob present a united front we can and will defeat any force on earth. If we are on Gods side who can stand against us?
I am NOT speaking about theology this weekend and I do not wish to do anything but strengthen people's faith in one God. The God of their understanding.
The God who established this nation and the God that is telling us if we turn our face to Him, He will heal our land.
I have met many wonderful people from many faiths. America is crying out to her pulpits. We need men of character, humility, love and fearless boldness.
Ed Young is one of those men.
I know this doesn't help Ed with his detractors, but I admire him for his willingness to link arms with others while remaining true to His beliefs and setting an example of how Christ would have is treat one another.
I hope his congregation knows how strong he is in his faith and doctrine. It is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength and conviction in what you know and believe when you are not afraid of others. He knows who he worships and he knows his congregation. They are strong in the faith.
This is a man who is not hiding his light under a bushel. And when that happens the enemy can more easily see the target.
Please join me this weekend on line or in person at one of his many fellowship houses of worship. One service on Saturday and two on Sunday for America's day of independence.
It is humbling and an honor to stand with Ed and his wonderful congregation.