The Military Guide to Disarming Deception - Pastor Paul Pickern's View
by Pastor Paul Pickern, Executive Director, All Pro Pastors International
In America and actually throughout the world Satan has been doing everything possible to turn people away from God or to destroy the very belief in the existence of God. Frankly he has done a great job.
When statistically more people believe that extraterrestrial beings from some distant galaxy are visiting us and probably brought humankind to earth rather than God created us, it is easy to say he has done a great job.
When Hollywood and the military have been working together to influence society to their way of thinking and our moral decay is clearly evident, it is easy to say. With “gaslighting” being the standard tactic today in altering the way a person thinks and reacts, again it is easy to say. Sadly what many Christians including Pastors would say is that they don’t believe this.
Friends, this is just the tip of the spear! What nearly all Pastors never do is identify the tactics of what and how Satan is attacking the Body of Christ (the Church). The military has for years used mind control to alter, change, or topple governments without firing a single shot. These same tactics are being used in America today. The Church needs to be taught exactly what and how Satan is doing this, so we can stop him!
Why do you think fewer and fewer Christians have a Biblical world view? How has evolution now become the standard for creation instead of the Bible? Friends, I personally believe that the Church and its leaders have become so comfortable and people pleasing that Satan has just stepped in and has his way. He has had little resistance because God’s army on earth has made the most cardinal of sins when it comes to warfare, you must first and foremost “Know Your Enemy and Their Tactics”!
The Military Guide to Disarming Deception is a book I recently read and is now available. I highly recommend that every Christian and especially Pastors get this book and read it. If there is one area the Church has failed in it is exposing the enemy. This book is just one that scratches the surface, but it is an eye opener!
Col. David Giammona and Troy Anderson have put together a serious book on tactics that are used from the military perspective. It is factual. They have also given tactics on how to fight our unseen enemy.
As with every book when it comes to opinions and doctrine there are usually some differences of opinions, however let me encourage you to listen too and study those who are different than yourself. I know I do and sometimes I see that I am wrong in my thinking.
Pastor Paul Pickern
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About Pastor Paul Pickern
Pastor Paul Pickern is the Founder and CEO of All Pro Pastors International, a ministry that encourages and challenges Pastors to join together as Kingdom Brothers to develop trust, accountability and unity. It is a ministry that strengthens Pastors marriages, families, and ministries by establishing “Champions Tables”. The “Champions Table” is a safe place where Pastors can meet together and develop genuine relationships. The Champions Table is a pastors “Prayer Fortress!”
Pastor Paul Pickern is married to his wife Linda. They have 5 children (Tony, Stephanie, Dale, Seth, Schyler) and 12 grand children. Their home is in Plant City, Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Paul was born in Belleville, Illinois and Linda was born in Charleston, West Virginia.
Why All Pro Pastors International
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There is a pastoral crisis… There is a pastoral cure…
When Pastors succeed, churches succeed. When churches succeed, families succeed. When families succeed, communities succeed. The glorious message of the gospel rises or falls in direct proportion to the health of the local pastor.
A recent church leadership survey reported that 27% of pastors had no one to turn to if they were facing a crisis, 35% were battling depression on a daily basis, 50% would abandon ministry if they had another job option and 70% say they do not have a close trusted friend. All Pro Pastors partners with pastors to change that.
The same survey announced that 90% of pastors believe they inadequately manage the demands of their job, and 53% felt their seminary training did not equip them for today’s church ministry. All Pro Pastors International offers real world training resources to pastors where they are.
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From ChurchLeadership. org & ChristianityToday. org Survey of Pastors:
Only 35% feel beloved or cared for by their church
46% have seriously considered leaving the ministry or are looking to do that right now
and 22% of pastors would not be a pastor if they had to do it all over again.
50% are so discouraged you would abandon ministry if you had another job option
44% of pastors do not like their church
28% are spiritually undernourished and 9% are burnt-out
23% are still distant to their families
57% are not receiving a livable wage
34% of pastors battle discouragement on a regular basis
35% battle depression and fear of inadequacy
27% can’t find 30 minutes a day to study the word for their own personal growth
81% have been tempted to have an inappropriate liaison with a church member
14% admit they currently struggle with using pornography
27% of pastors say they have no one to turn to if they are facing a crisis
90% of pastors feel they inadequately manage the demands of their job
53% say Seminary did not equip them for church ministry
44% of pastors claim the biggest challenge they have is recruiting or developing volunteers
78% of Pastors feel that their congregation is not tithing to their potential
89% have projects that could be accomplished if they had more funding too
This is why we need Paul Pickern and All Pro Pastors!