Category Archive: culture

Chick-fil-A Issue – The World Saying Shut Up!

Hey Friends,

In this past week we have all watched the cultural conflict with the Chick-fil-A stand on marriage or gay marriage. Be there no doubt we are in a war for the heart of our Country. The social struggle surges on and the outcome is yet to be determined. What or who will win in our generation – light or darkness? The Word is clear that Satan is the “god of this world.” “The god of this world has blinded the eyes of the unbelieving…”

We are not at war with people, but with evil forces striving to keep people lost and headed to hell. The devil has paved the road to hell and he has made it easy to go there. One of our mottos @FaithPromise is: MAKING IT HARD TO GO TO HELL FROM EAST TENNESSEE. This is in direct conflict with the edict of the evil one.

The most recent skirmish in the Chick-fil-A issue is greater than most commentators have connected with. I believe it was the enemy saying, “Shut up!” The leaders of the cultural shift would have loved the restaurant if Dan Cathy had taken an opposite position. Since he took the opposite to the politically correct, he was crucified in the media.

What they were attempting to do was to shut up those who disagree. The attempt is to douse the light. They thought others would fear taking a stand because of the pressure brought to bear on the restaurant chain. Boy, were they wrong! We should now realize we can take a stand! Dan Cathy did and had no idea of the outcome. There comes a time when taking a stand is more important than making money.

Our culture is crumbling and we must stand. “If the foundations are destroyed what is the righteousness to do?” We are the light of the world and the salt of the world. If we refuse to shine the light then the darkness has won already.

Where do you stand? Are you afraid? I am afraid not to!

Together we can truly make a difference. The devil is fully engaged in the war for our culture, Church, and the hearts of your family! Time to put on the armor, grab the sword, and fight for Jesus.

Praying for you.

Love ya,

Pastor Chris


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A Boy or A Man?

Hey Friends,

This is for men (but I’m sure the ladies will agree). While at a conference in Louisiana on Tuesday, Kenny Luck made a great observation. He said pressure reveals whether we are men or boys. Many times we men have not been mentored or had many positive role models to follow. We get married, have kids, experience life and pressure builds. When the pressure hits a man what will come out of him, a man or a boy?

The boy runs from pressure and responsibility. He quickly abdicates his role and dumps all the leadership on the wife or a woman. That is why you see far more single mother families than the opposite. Boys cut and run and the women are forced to face what is left. This is killing the culture and the church in America. As a matter of fact, there is a global rejection of the cultural man. Women have come to the conclusion they don’t need men! How sad.

What will be the church’s response to the pandemic? Throughout the Bible, God called men to make up the difference and stand counter-cultural! It is time for real godly men to make a rebound. It could be the next revival.

What do you think?

How do you see it?

Do you agree with the observation by Kenny Luck?

Looking for a greater future…

Love ya,

Pastor Chris

P.S. Remember today at 5:30 p.m. here at FPC, our Pastor of Family Ministries, Chuck Carringer, will teach his next Leadership Seminar on the topic: “Self-Leadership: Our Toughest Leadership Challenge.”  Come and learn valuable personal growth principles from a gifted leader!