Pastor Ken Peters and his wife, Valencia, share their vision for this new podcast Patriot Squad during this initial episode. They take some time to talk about some current events, ranging from what’s going on at Patriot Church to the rise of young people self-identifying as LGBTQ to the Canadian pastor facing prison time for holding church services during COVID-19 lockdowns. The common theme during this episode is taking a stand for truth.
“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” -Revelation 21:8
One of the words that best describes many within the church today would be “cowardly.” We’ve seen this exemplified especially over this past year, as we’ve seen pastors capitulate to the tyrannical edicts from Leftist governors banning worship services. Instead of obeying God over men, they are choosing to submit to man over God. This is an indictment on the current state of the church.
It is fascinating that the Book of Revelation lists the cowardly and faithless right alongside “murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars.” No surprise, it sure seems as if these prophetic words are coming to fruition right before our eyes. You would think that these modern-day pastors would remember these words from the Bible and be inspired to take a stand for truth in a dark and fallen world. Unfortunately, they’ve refused to heed these warnings and, instead, are becoming the fulfillment of these prophecies.
Each of the news stories that Pastor Ken Peters and his wife, Valencia, discuss during this first episode of Patriot Squad plays right along with this theme of taking a stand and not being cowardly. In light of all that is going on in the world today, there is literally no room for the fearful or cowardly. It is time for the church to rise up and take a stand… to be strong and courageous.
While many cringe at the thought of confronting our fallen culture head on, that’s exactly what Jesus did during His earthly ministry. He publicly called the Pharisees hypocrites. He overturned tables in the marketplace at the Temple. He confronted actual injustice head-on.
No one could honestly say that Jesus was not strong and courageous. Christians always say that we are to be more Christ-like. However, when push comes to shove, no one actually wants to be the disruptive force that Jesus exemplified for us to emulate. It’s time for that to change, which is exactly what Patriot Church and The Church at Planned Parenthood are accomplishing. It’s time to take a stand, folks. Right here, and right now.
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 relating to concerns within Christianity, it has now expanded into a full-fledged Christian 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.
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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.
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