By Coach Dave Daubenmire
May 13, 2010
Christianity is almost dead in America. Like a slow moving storm we have watched the clouds roll over the horizon.
Some of us have done our best to be weathermen. For the past decade I have been offering cultural-climatology reports to anyone who was willing to listen.
But few were. They were far more content in listening to the fair-weather prognostications of the book-peddling weathermen masquerading as “Pastors” willing to ignore the tornado sweeping across this nation. Jesus warned us about them.
“And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. When ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?” -Luke 12:54-56
Weathermen are watchman. Their job is to inform us of impending storms that are bearing down on us so that we might have time to take the necessary precautions to ensure our continued safety.
They call meteorology a science, and I suppose it is, but one look at the radar on our local weather channel gives me enough information to know how to prepare for the day ahead. Long ago I stopped trusting TV weathermen. Too many blown forecasts made me leery of their reliability. All I have to do is open up my window, and stick my head outside.
That is the way I feel about “God’s weatherman.” I trust very little that they tell me. Most are “blind guides” …weathermen without radar…unaware of the storm clouds building on the horizon.
Those who do see the storms are, for the most part, unaffected by the clouds. Using the daily newspaper as their guide, they use the events of the day to verify the veracity of the Book that they claim to believe. Rather than warn their sheep to prepare for high winds, they celebrate the storm’s arrival as a sign that Jesus is about to return.