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Day 119-121 How to Lead by THE BOOK: Fight Against the Cultural Current!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

The preface of How to Lead by THE BOOK will be the most compelling front matter I’ve ever included in a book. It will clearly explain why it is so important to return to Biblical principles in all aspects of one’s life. To make this point, I will open the preface with eight evidences of a trending cultural decline–along with their accompanying consequences–designed to create an urgency to reposition our lives and organizations on a firmer Biblical foundation. Here’s an excerpt. It’s point six of the eight:

6. To exacerbate the moral confusion, high profile God mockers and false teachers run rampant among the ranks of bestselling authors, acclaimed comics, entertainment celebrities, church leaders, and business tycoons. For instance:

*A high profile media mogul claims that Christianity is a “religion for losers,” and labeled his employees as “Jesus freaks” for observing Ash Wednesday.

*A pastor disgraces Christianity by leading purveyors of hate in nationwide protests brandishing signs declaring: “God hates homosexuals” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.”

*A mega bestselling book succeeds at duping millions—including Christians—into thinking that the Law of Attraction can deliver to them what God can’t or won’t.

*A well respected talk show host conducted a  year-long “course in miracles” that promoted the opposite of what the Bible calls truth, leading millions astray and into potential destruction with blasphemies like: “there is no sin”, “my salvation comes from me,” and that “a slain Christ has no meaning.”

This pervasiveness of nefarious New Age nonsense has swayed throngs to embrace hellish notions in order to attain success and personal fulfillment. The Apostle Paul’s 2,000 year old warning seems designed acutely for our age:

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…1 Timothy 4:1.

There will be seven additional disconcerting trends listed in the preface designed to urge leaders to get serious about bucking downward spiraling  cultural current and more wholeheartedly embrace leading themselves, their families, and their organizations by THE BOOK.