We have received permission from Darrell Geurin to reprint his recent letter to the editor that appeared in the Jonesboro Sun. His topic is in regard to how pastors have a responsibility scripturally to educate and warn their parishioners about the dangers of radical Islam – Burkasrugly
At a recent ACT! for America meeting a gentleman asked a very good question. He wanted to know why all the pastors, teachers, and other leaders of the community were not in attendance. ACT! for America educates the public about the threat of radical Islam, and he thought these were the very people who need to be more educated about this subject.
Pastors and teachers are the people we depend on to guide us and to educate us. So it is very important that they become more educated about this threat to our churches, schools, government, and our freedom and liberty.
Ezekiel 33:6 says, “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”
To put it another way, if the watchman (your pastor) sees an enemy approaching and does not warn his people, he is responsible for their captivity and will be held responsible by God.
Some pastors seem to not be interested in educating themselves about this subject. An hour a month is not much to ask someone to devote to a subject that could negatively affect us all. Pastors are supposed to be our watchmen, and not be worried about political correctness or other worldly distractions.
Some may say that they already are aware of this threat. It is doubtful that any of us know all that we need to know about radical Islam, though. Don’t look toward the liberal news media to educate you on this subject. Nor should you look to our incompetent government leaders to protect us from this threat. All they are concerned with is political correctness and appeasement.
Nearly a year ago, the Muslim Student Association tried to stop Nonie Darwish, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity, from speaking at Arkansas State University. They were unsuccessful. This is America, not some Islamic country that is ruled by Sharia law where young girls can be gang raped then stoned to death in an effort to regain the family’s “honor.”
Pastors need to do their jobs. Studies show that only about five percent of Americans know about Sharia law and what the Quran has to say about non-Muslims. Pastors have a responsibility to the young children in their churches to teach them the truth so they will be able to continue to live in freedom and liberty.
During the Revolutionary War pastors were very brave in standing up and fighting the aggressors, the British. They have been called the “Black Robe Regiment.” Today’s clergy would do well to emulate these patriot pastors.