An Open Letter to Pastors

An Open Letter to Pastors
Anita Larson

Dear Pastor,

I am an Apostolic Pentecostal mother with three children who will soon be young adults. I have raised my children up in the way they should go to the best of my knowledge. I have taught them that we must be careful about what we read, watch and listen to as this will direct many of our thoughts. I still agree with the conviction of our forefathers that television should not be in the home of a Christian – now more than ever! Psalms 101:3 – “I will set no evil thing before my eyes” and Philippians 4:8 “whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Christ expects his church to be set apart and holy. Spending time in prayer and the Word is essential to a Christian walk but our churches are becoming so caught up in sports and other worldly activities that I fear this essential part is being left out. It appears that many of the ancient landmarks are being removed and no longer considered important.

I have been feeling much concern as I watch the trends of many of our Pentecostal churches. You see, in the next few years as my children attend college and get jobs that could be in areas away from our hometown, there is a chance that they could end up attending your church. Therefore, Pastor, I am writing this letter to implore you to hold on to the things that our Forefathers stood for. If my children and grandchildren end up attending your church, I am counting on you to lead them in the right paths and watch for their souls. You see this is so important because if you let down and they sit on your pews long enough, they might begin to let down as well. Please teach the Word, hold on to the old paths and be sensitive to God’s Spirit. Jesus is coming soon!

With a Prayerful Heart,
An Apostolic Mother

This article “An Open Letter to Pastors” by Anita Larson was personally submitted to AIS: web site. June 2009.

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