By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
December 10, 2015
America’s biggest problems have less to do with politics and the economy, but more to do with the longings of the soul; the Rev. Mark Creech told “Triangle Alive” host Roger Wiggs, during an interview on the TV show set to air Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The executive director of the Christian Action League said the nation needs a spiritual awakening that can be brought about only if fire-filled pastors will tackle the issues of the day.
“I’m troubled by the fact that I’m really not seeing the church trying to address the issues as diligently or as zealously as they ought to,” the Rev. Creech said. “The church has largely retreated to the sanctuary when their ministry is desperately needed.”
Describing the nation as having lost its moral compass as it abandoned the Judeo-Christian ethic; he said the country is as divided as it has been since the Civil War.
“Our commitment as a culture in recognizing the authority of scripture, the authority of God’s word, looking at things from a Christian worldview — the more that we move away from that and become a secularist society, the more divided and fractured we become,” the Rev. Creech told host Roger Wiggs, who had asked for his assessment of the nation’s condition.
The interview, which is also available now on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7F8b0yJuLg, touched on the gridlock in the state and national governments, but focused more on what Christians can do to help turn their nation around.
“We need preachers who have fire in their belly and who will stand on the street corner or in the pulpit of their own churches or wherever necessary and speak to the great issues of our time.
I think when you have that, it provides the kind of direction really that the country is desperately looking for,” Creech explained. “Our country needs a strong moral voice, and that strong moral voice needs to come from the pulpits of our land.”
A pastor for 20 years before taking the leadership of the CAL some 16 years ago, Creech commended Tar Heel lawmakers for their persistence during the long legislative session that ended in September, saying that they grappled with some very difficult issues and made some good decisions. He said he does not expect the General Assembly to take up any controversial matters during the short session, which is set to open in April 2016.
Just as members of opposing political parties expect disagreement, Creech said pastors should know they will meet obstacles when they speak out boldly.
“It doesn’t mean you won’t have people that are going to oppose it. Some will oppose it vigorously, but it will answer and address much of the longings of the soul,” he said, commending the handful of pastors who are speaking God’s word with authority.
“America needs to come home to God, and our pulpits need to put that message up first and foremost, preaching repentance and revival, calling upon God’s own people to repent of their sins and to seek God’s face, to humble themselves like it says in 2 Chronicles 7:14,” Creech added.
He shared with Wiggs one of the biggest motivations for his work.
“I have eight grandchildren, and I want them to remain free. I want them to enjoy the liberty that you and I have enjoyed and have taken for granted for all of our lives,” he said. “Liberty is now in great jeopardy, not simply because of the policies in place in our nation, but because we have forsaken and abandoned God.”
Dr. Creech has been on Wiggs’ show a number of times. The interview set to air Friday follows Wiggs’ discussion with author Marianne Jordan, who has recently written a novel titled, “The First Christmas Carol.”
“Triangle Alive,” airing on Time Warner Cable and ATT U-verse among other networks is part of TCT (Total Christian Television) and can be seen on WRAY-DTV 30. The network reaches across the state. For programming details, log onto www.tct.tv.