If we want to save America, it is going to require a combination of faith and freedom. We can't fix this mess with only one. Think about it... if we only focus on our Christian faith and take ourselves out of the political battle for freedom, then we are not shining our light into the darkness of politics. If we only focus on the political battle without the Gospel, then we don't have a moral society, as our Founding Fathers originally intended. It must be a combination of both faith and freedom.
I recently joined Jon James' on his radio show Freedom's Pep Rally, to discuss this very idea of the blending together of Faith and Freedom. How does this play out in our daily lives?
We cannot be afraid to jump into the public debate on controversial issues, as we have the truth on our side. We can bring clarity to the chaos of the world. We have the Source of Truth literally living inside of us if we've placed our faith in Jesus Christ. As God's Word says, "Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house." (Matthew 5:15)
While America was founded as a Christian nation, we've turned our back on God as a society. It's time we bring back revival, through the preaching of the Gospel for all to hear! If we believe that when someone places their faith in Christ they will receive the Holy Spirit into their life, which will sanctify them and make them more Christ-like, then the best thing we can do to win the Culture War is to preach the Gospel to the Lost.
As Christians, we must be engaged in the political fight. Why? We need to make sure we're "always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." (1 Peter 3:15) We can't be prepared to make a defense if we aren't engaged in the arena where the defense needs to be made.
Get in God's Word, study it, and get yourself ready for a spiritual battle. The fight to save our nation is already in the words, the question just becomes: Are you going to be a part of the solution? Be obedient and trust God to work it all out in His sovereignty.
Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next!
While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.
While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.
While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles, it has now expanded into a podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.
While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.
Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.
Becoming a Plugged In member provides access to the weekly episode of The GateKeepers Podcast, the monthly episode of Connected, free access to all of our online conferences, the recordings from previous online conferences and 30% off in The GK Store. If you would like to support us by becoming a Plugged In member, click here.
However, we’ve also been getting a lot of requests from supporters asking how they can donate to help support The GateKeepers. We are extremely grateful for these requests, as this will help us to expand even further and provide more quality Biblical content. If you would like to help support to The GateKeepers, you can donate through PayPal here.