Church is Facing a Dietrich Bonhoeffer MomentTo those trying to convince us that these are America’s greatest days and revival is breaking out, I humbly challenge this perspective.  Granted, there are “pockets” of some encouraging spiritual activity but by and large the Church is successful numerically but unsuccessful influentially. How we need to take seriously the 2 Chron. 7:14 promise:  “(If) My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from heir wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” In the meantime, opposition to Christianity is becoming more aggressive and hostile.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the areas of natural marriage and sexual purity. Who could have fathomed just a decade ago the ABC family network would feature a primetime show, “The Fosters”, with 2 lesbian “parents”, a transgender teen and 2 thirteen-year-old boys kissing? How about rampant perversion and pornography a “click” away on kids’ and youths’ smartphones?  Should it surprise me when our state newspaper,  “The Tennessean”, features a front-page article that our college rape reports are up 77 percent? How about laws being passed allowing men to share public restrooms and showers with our 10 year-old daughters because they identify themselves as a “transgender”? One more… After 5000 years of Western civilization defining marriage as the union of a man and woman, we are on the precipice (barring miraculous intervention) of the Supreme Court imposing homosexual “marriage” on all 50 states.  Marriage referendums passed by the overwhelming majority of citizens in state after state are probably going to be obliterated in this watershed moment and the floodgates opened for homosexual “marriage”, polygamy, polyamory and whatever. FULL REPORT