Thursday, November 13, 2008

Church under attack for signpost

For years Crestwood Baptist Church has unashamedly declared the Gospel of Christ and the Word of God through the display of scripture on the marquee in front of their church. Tragically, this common practice for churches has now come under attack.

In the days leading up to the Presidential election, Crestwood Baptist Church displayed Proverbs 29:2, which states, “...when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” on their marquee in an effort to remind citizens of their responsibility to vote based upon their values as Americans and ambassadors for Christ .

Nearly a week after the election, while jogging past the marquee, a nationally syndicated news reporter took notice of the verse, erroneously assumed it was the church’s attempt to slander a particular candidate, and reported his biased opinion on CNN news.

This unmerited report sparked animosity towards Crestwood and its pastor, Phil Edge, who have received numerous emails and phone calls demanding an explanation for his alleged attack on the results of this recent Presidential election.

Please pray for Crestwood Baptist Church as they endeavor to obey the command of Christ through the Apostle Paul in II Timothy to “Hold fast the form of sound words.” CLA commends churches who continue to be unashamed of the Gospel of Christ.

Please join CLA in supporting the pastor of Crestwood Baptist Church as he stands firm upon the Word of God.

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