By Steve York
I am writing today to offer my resignation as teacher to the class. I do not wish to resign but I have been told by a wing of ABC News that I am mentally ill. With that in mind, I will step down if the class so desires me to. You see, I talk to Jesus all the time. Sometimes I bow my head and pray, sometimes I just talk across to him like we are in the car together (much better than bowing my head in prayer while driving). What is worse is that Jesus has spoken back to me in many different ways ranging from verbal communications within my head, in my dreams and by acting on my prayerful requests in a way that shows me that He is God and will answer if He so chooses to do so. This communication is nothing new. It has been going on for years, actually, ever since I was very young and then it really got going after I asked the Holy Spirit to dwell in me and I accepted Christ as my Savior.
Apparently, some of the commentators on ABC’s “The View” were made aware that our vice president (Mike Pence) prays and not only that, but God answers. Therefore, he must be mentally ill. I am referencing a Fox News report from Feb. 13. If you would like to hear it, just plug into any search engine “ABC talking to Jesus.” Now I have seen a lot in my life, but, I cannot remember anything as blatant as this under the auspices of daily network news reporting. Jerry Springer, yes. Network news, no. Actually, Springer would never do anything like that. He is aware of ratings. Apparently, the networks don’t care.
I just wanted all to be aware of the spiritual warfare that is happening daily and weekly and happening more and more in all aspects of media. Apparently Satan has figured out another way to mess with the flock. The more that gets out there and is not addressed and called out to be what it really is (that is bogus) the more people can develop a desensitized attitude towards the one true God. After all, if it is on the Internet or one of the “major” networks it must be correct, right? Sadly, this is the way many people view the world today.
What does all this mean? Well, to the non-believer it just gives them another reason to stay away from God and church and anything related to Jesus. In my day, we would have been referred to as Jesus freaks (this attack is really nothing new; it’s just ramped up another notch) and we would be written off as nuts. One difference today is that we also have our media feeds that do put out the true Word of God. They must be discernible and profess true gospel preaching but they are out there. These outlets can and should be used as armaments in our spiritual warfare, but, only as a supplement to the true warfare one can offer. That power is by asking God to do a mighty thing in our personal life.
I ask you to pray on this subject and ask God to strengthen us all in preparing for the continuing war between good and evil. No matter what they try to say, you are not a nut if you have a conversation with God and neither is our vice president. Keep up the good work prayer warriors and let me know if you instead think it more politically correct that I resign from teaching.
— York is a Sunday School teacher at Tulip Grove Baptist Church, Old Hickory. No one took him up on his offer to resign.