Here is a hot take, as social media would call it. But is this really a hot take or does it really only feel that way because Christianity in America is exceedingly lukewarm? I’ve read old Lutheran confessions of faith that denounce those who believe in believer’s baptism. It’s safe to say there was a time when Christians were to quick to make major theological schisms over secondary theological issues. But this time has long passed and now we are left with an unhealthy extreme in the opposite direction to where we count among Christians, too often, those who have long strayed from orthodoxy.
In the interest of unity, churches have permitted competing worldviews, among them humanism and Marxism. We see this where major Big Eva figures justify the consciences of those who vote for Democrat candidates, even though the party has no room at the table for a Christian worldview. But a unity built on suppressing worldview issues, one built on a postmodern view of objective truth and with it an overly subjective view of the interpretation and application of Scripture and conscience, is a unity built on a sandy foundation. But effort of maintaining cultural relevancy, many pastors suppress their own relevance by being unwilling to take a more definitive stance on hot button issues. It’s a poor strategy, unless you want to put butts in seats. Oh wait, most are unwilling to take a stand on doing that physically because they are afraid of the Karens in their congregations.
In this video, we watch and I respond to Owen Strachan’s viral clip where he calls for the church to enact discipline on those who are going woke, and if necessary after going through the process of Matthew 18, excommunication. This sounds extreme but it’s really basic and only logical. Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality are ideologies that are ultimately apart of the Social Justice Gospel. They seek to take captive the church. Pastors, especially, are charged with the duty of protecting people from the bondage of these ideologies. Being part of a false gospel, to propagate this ideology is to sin. Therefore Matthew 18 is the logical and loving course of action, that we may rescue the offender from the dangerous ideas they are acting on or peddling.
We must be willing to take ideas to their logical conclusions and act accordingly. We must also be willing to take strong stands on issues the Bible is quite clear about. A Christian should ultimately be thankful for the church discipline process whether it convicts them or exonerates them. And therefore, this tool that we are given can be a means to rescue the captive church.
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COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet
Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat.
Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it.
When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that.
Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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