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ARE YOU FED UP WITH FERGUSON, FOOTBALL AND FALSEHOODS? by Larry Tomczak

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A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know the prize which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”   – Benjamin Franklin

I just returned from Ottawa, Canada, where I addressed a conference of Nigerians passionate to pursue God. They’re part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the largest church network in Nigeria with its 186 million population.

They asked me to bring four messages but the key assignment was, “Dare to Stand.” Nigeria is under assault from Islam, now about 40% of the population! They are disgusted with ignorance and lukewarmness in churches and asked me to bring the Bullseye Challenge to help ignite them for revival.

I told them that when God’s people under Nehemiah’s leadership had restored the walls of Jerusalem, only to later succumb to ignorance and compromise, their brilliant leader was likewise disgusted. He took radical action like Jesus did in the temple to realign them with the purposes of God (Read Nehemiah13 to grasp the depth of his emotion!).

Disgust is a basic emotion like anger, fear and grief. It is a marked aversion triggered by something highly distasteful like the smell of rancid food or ongoing rebellion and passive parents.

Musically sensitive people are often disgusted by the cacophony of inharmonious sounds. Christians are disgusted when Jesus is mocked and blasphemed.

Currently things are mushrooming with on-field protests in the National Football League. Multitudes are experiencing increasing disgust with the situation. What’s going on and what should we do?

Ignorance Regarding Ferguson

Rush Limbaugh, radio commentator with 25 million listeners weekly and a rabid football fan, said recently he’s so “disgusted” at the NFL protest situation that, “For the first time ever I didn’t watch a football game this past Sunday” (Sept. 25 broadcast). He’s not alone judging by the ratings… What disgusts me about the growing protests at football games is that people are capitalizing on ignorance from false narratives to further divide our country, disrespect the American flag and the National Anthem, plus alienate people who simply want to enjoy the escape and entertainment of a good game.

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