I’m not sure if this ridiculous article should make me laugh or cry.
By Wallace Henley, a teaching pastor at Houston’s 59,000-member Second Baptist Church
When the prophetic voice mutes itself the stones will clatter and shake. The sound is cacophonic and confusing, but the core of truth the prophets refuse to speak will throb its way out on the thudding stones.
Rush Limbaugh proves it all.
Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student and socio-political activist, lamented recently to a congressional panel the plight of sexually active co-eds and their need for contraceptive coverage, like that President Obama is seeking to mandate to religious as well as secular institutions. Enter Rush Limbaugh. While the famed broadcaster was right in apologizing for labeling Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute,” there’s no need to apologize for slutty and prostitutional behaviors that want public subsidy to pay for controlling the outcomes.
There are no doubt better, more loving ways to say it than Rush did. However, the episode brings to mind the words of Jesus when Pharisees tried to get Him to muzzle His followers. “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” Jesus said. (Luke 19:40)
Rush Limbaugh is a clattering stone because the voices that should be speaking are silent.
…In the prophetic void, the stones cry out. When they do, the communication is messy and clattering. But the hard truth must and will come out. Rush Limbaugh proves it. (full article)
This pastor’s attempt to tie in Jesus’ words in Luke 19 to Limbaugh’s swinish statements (all 46 of them) is the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever read. Talk about misapplying scripture, this takes the cake!
And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him. And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. Luke 19: 29-40
Whether men praise Christ or no he will, and shall, and must be praised (Luke 19:40): If these should hold their peace, and not speak the praises of the Messiah’s kingdom, the stones would immediately cry out, rather than that Christ should not be praised. This was, in effect, literally fulfilled, when, upon men’s reviling Christ upon the cross, instead of praising him, and his own disciples’ sinking into a profound silence, the earth did quake and the rocks rent. Pharisees would silence the praises of Christ, but they cannot gain their point; for as God can out of stones raise up children unto Abraham, so he can out of the mouths of those children perfect praise. Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible: Luke 19