“Breaking the Silence” was a conference Church for All Nations put on in 2015. It was one of the most pivotal moments of my life, where I realizing I had been indoctrinated as a child to hate politics and disengage from any form of it.
See, I was raised like most Christian kids were: my parents went to church, were good citizens who contributed to their government with their votes, and who emphasized good behavior and following the law. There’s nothing wrong with being brought up that way.
Here’s where it gets a little sticky: THEY were brought up not to ask questions, not to run for city council, and to disengage from politics for a great number of reasons. So, when they raised us, we followed suit.
The problem with that is there is a real enemy out there who is training up generations of people to do what is evil in God’s sight and the Church has, by and large, taken a back seat on influencing the way the country is run.
Church for All Nations (CFAN) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is one of the emerging leaders in politics within Christianity. Senior Pastor Mark Cowart works hand-in-hand with Andrew Wommack to educate up-and-coming Christian leaders in government at Charis Bible School.
The “Breaking the Silence” conference brought in top government officials and people who are genuinely taking ground for the Kingdom of God. CFAN hosted this multi-day event where we were able to meet an ex-Jihadi terrorist and the former United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, General Jerry Boykin.
We learned so much from that conference and are now passionate about doing our part to make a difference in our country for good.
The photo I chose for this blog piece is a picture of the shoes of those gassed in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp gas chambers. A popular quote often attributed to German pastor and anti-Nazi dissident, Deitrich Bonnhoffer is, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
There are people in our country – in our world – who seek to destroy the image of God in every human being and they will stop at nothing to be in control.
We must break the silence and stand for what is right, and we must teach our children to do the same.