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The Real Motive behind the Opposition to Judge Roy Moore

December 8th, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech 

“The best work usually meets the strongest opposition,” said D.L. Moody.

It was this principle at the forefront of my thinking while watching CNN’s Anderson Cooper grill Janet Porter in an interview on Wednesday. Porter is the spokesperson for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign.

Although the liberal Huffington Post described the interview as a take-down of Porter by Cooper, I was struck with just the opposite impression. I thought Porter sufficiently addressed Cooper’s questions. It was Cooper’s questions, I believe, that were telling, revealing the actual motive behind the left’s zealous opposition to Roy Moore. Read the rest of this entry »

North Carolina under the Siege of Tyranny

December 1st, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech

Charles de Montesquieu, the French lawyer, writer, and political philosopher, whose works had a profound influence on America’s founders, once said, “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”

My beloved state, North Carolina, is under siege from tyrants who operate “under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”  The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has the state and its future firmly under its iron rule, and yet, there’s been little outrage by the state’s citizenry.

Daniel Horowitz, in Fourth Circuit Takes Control of North Carolina, summarizes the way this unelected body has destroyed the state’s right to self-determination. Read the rest of this entry »

Thanksgiving and Charlie Anderson

November 22nd, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech

It was on a Thanksgiving Day a grouchy man was grumbling away as usual. “Can’t you find some reason for which to be thankful?” a neighbor asked.

“Nope, don’t think so,” he said.

The neighbor replied, “Have you considered thanking God for turning your nose right side up? He could have put it on you upside down. Then when it rained you would have drowned and when you sneezed you would have blown your thankless head off.”

There are few people as unattractive as an ingrate. There’s always some reason to be thankful in any situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Roy Moore: Protecting Young Women or Killing a Reputation

November 18th, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech

Conservative evangelicals are divided over fellow Alabama Senate candidate and champion of Christian values, Judge Roy Moore.

Moore is facing multiple allegations from women who claim he sexually assaulted or harassed them as teenagers. Though the claims allegedly occurred long in the past, they are still very serious. Moore denies the charges and refuses to withdraw from the race, arguing he is a victim of a political hit job to derail his Senate campaign.

Moore’s wife, Kayla, posted a letter to Facebook showing that he has the backing of 50 pastors in their state. Since the allegations, however, four have asked to have their names removed. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Rid of the National Anthem Won’t Improve Race Relations

November 10th, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech

First, athletes across the country took a knee during the national anthem to protest the mistreatment of minorities in America. For most, the action was deemed an improper venue for making their statement, and highly disrespectful to the nation’s flag which is a symbol of the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of its citizens.

Now the California chapter of the NAACP is advocating we discard the national anthem because it’s allegedly racist. The organization’s president Alice Huffman says, “The song is wrong, it shouldn’t have been there, we didn’t have it ‘til 1931, so it won’t kill us if it goes away.” Huffman says the protests at sports events are what led her to look at the lyrics and determine, “It’s racist; it doesn’t represent our community, it’s anti-black.” She believes that if we did away with the national anthem it could improve race relations. Read the rest of this entry »

Bible Belief Is Not Bigotry

November 3rd, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech
Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc.

Dizzy Gillespie, the great jazz trumpeter, is remembered not only for his stupendous talent but also for the way his cheeks would puff out when he blew his horn.

Writer Jim Doherty says that on one occasion Gillespie was talking with Chicago Symphony trumpeter Adolph (Bud) Herseth. Herseth, a white man, is known for turning bright red whenever he would play. Gillespie, who was Black, kidded with Herseth, “Bud,” how come your cheeks don’t puff out when you play?”

Herseth replied, “Diz, how come your face doesn’t get red when you play?”

Two great trumpeters with different styles. God has made us all unique, and the creation shows that God enjoys its diversity. Read the rest of this entry »

Christian: Should You Change Your Political Affiliation?

October 27th, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech

This week, six-term North Carolina Democrat legislator, Rep. Bill Brisson of Bladen County, announced he was changing his voter registration to Republican.

Brisson said in an interview with WECT that his constituents were rural and that he had been getting pressure from them for a few years to make the change. “I don’t have a lot in common with the Democratic Party right now because they have become so liberal,” he said.

NC GOP Chairman, Robin Hayes, said in a statement that Republicans welcomed Brisson’s conversion “to a political party that will better serve himself and his constituents.”

I couldn’t agree with Hayes more, not so much because I am a Republican, but because I know Rep. Bill Brisson. Read the rest of this entry »

Statement on Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 24

October 21st, 2017

Dr. Mark Creech

Men Now Allowed in Women’s Restrooms
By Dr. Mark Creech

Wednesday, October 18th, Governor Roy Cooper issued an Executive Order that essentially resurrects the Charlotte ordinance and allows men into women’s restrooms, locker rooms, and showers. The Order applies to any multiple occupancy bathrooms, locker rooms or showers owned by the state or any local government entity, government offices, and public schools. What is more, the Order requires that any private contractors or subcontractors doing business with the state must adopt a nondiscrimination policy including “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” which presents a serious problem for people who wish to live and work according to their own peacefully held beliefs.

The Governor’s action is a gross and flagrant betrayal of the compromise struck in HB 142 that took our state back to the status quo before HB 2. The Executive Order is immoral and a gross overreach and abuse of government power. Read the rest of this entry »

Lessons about Abortion from Abraham’s Test of Faith

October 13th, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech

Genesis chapter 22 is one of the greatest chapters in the entire Bible. It records the supreme test of Abraham’s faith. God called upon his servant to sacrifice what was dearest to his heart – his own beloved son Isaac. The circumstances seemed to shatter all of Abraham’s hopes for the future.

Atheists and skeptics have commonly referred to this biblical account as proof that the God of Scripture is monstrous, cruel, and immoral. “What kind of God would require a father to slaughter his own son?” they accusingly ask.

It must be remembered that Abraham would have been familiar with human sacrifice. In his day, it was practiced by the godless people that lived around him, and so the command in itself wouldn’t have been a real shock to him. Read the rest of this entry »

How I Went From Pastor to Political Activist

September 22nd, 2017

Dr. Mark CreechBy Dr. Mark Creech

I was called to preach at the tender age of 15, spoke at youth events throughout my teens, provided supply for pastors up until I was ordained, and served my first church as pastor at the age of 22. I was privileged to lead six churches over a twenty-year tenure. Eighteen years ago in 1999, I left the pastorate to serve as executive director of the Christian Action League, a state-wide Christian public policy organization based in Raleigh.

I never aspired to be in the post I am today. In fact, during most of my pastoral ministry, I spurned political involvement. But at my last church, I became increasingly burdened about the moral melt-down occurring in America. I could see its negative impact on every valued institution of our culture. Moreover, it became clear to me that my own parishioners were in desperate need of direction on the great social issues of our day, lest they be like sheep without a shepherd, and prey for ravenous wolves.

I also realized taking-up matters of political import from the pulpit was risky business for any minister who valued his job. Nevertheless, I felt constrained to do it, much like Jeremiah, the prophet who said, God’s word was in his heart like a fire, a fire shut up in his bones, and he could not hold it in. Read the rest of this entry »