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The vision for the modern National Black Robe Regiment is, equipping, empowering and engaging pastors for spiritual and cultural transformation. The National Black Robe Regiment is a network of national and local pastors and pastor groups that equips and empowers pastors to engage in their Biblical and historical role to stand boldly for righteousness and transform society through spiritual and cultural engagement.

The early American pastor had a reputation as a courageous and fearless leader, causing the British during the American Revolution to dub them “The Black Regiment,” a reference to their clerical robes. Those pastors boldly proclaimed the Word of God as it applied to everything in life, whether spiritual or temporal—about eternal life in Christ, taxes, education, public policy, good government, the military or other current issues that the Bible addressed. Although the British burned and desecrated their churches and directly persecuted them, the pastors refused to kowtow or be silent and selflessly and courageously led their congregations into the battle for independence. They understood as did Charles Finney, a leader of the Second Great Awakening that their preaching and their leadership affected all of society. Finney warned:

If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it…. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation. [1]

Today, the struggle is for the heart and soul of America. Never before has there been such openly orchestrated frontal attacks against America’s core beliefs, including traditional morality, public religious expressions, the rights of conscience, inalienable rights, common sense economics, and limited constitutional government. An American Revolution, not with guns, but with the same pastoral fervor and leadership is needed today. The National Black Robe Regiment (NBRR) is a network of national and local pastors and pastor groups that equips and empowers pastors to engage in their Biblical and historical role to stand boldly for righteousness and transform society through spiritual and cultural engagement. The NBRR will intentionally build coalitions with leaders from every ethnicity and denomination. It will not teach doctrine but the historical and Biblical role of the pastor/priest/rabbi. NBRR’s strategy is to:

1. Educate—Provide specific Biblical, historical, and cultural information relating to the proper and traditional role of pastors and a Biblical worldview.

2. Equip—Present examples of pastors, who embrace and exercise their larger role as a watchman and leader for the community, thus providing practical models for others to emulate

3. Engage—Organize local pastors through identifying leaders on the state and local levels to build coalitions of pastors and pro-family organizations to focus on city councils, school boards and other local entities and local issues

 

America needs help today - she needs courageous and patriotic ministers who will provide leadership and speak out on the pressing issues of the day, whether spiritual or temporal. It is time to resurrect the Black Robed Regiment!RegistertoVote.JPG



[1] The Christian Treasury Containing Contributions from Ministers and Members of Various Evangelical Denominations (Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter and Co., 1877), p. 203. [2] Charles B. Galloway, Christianity and the American Commonwealth (Nashville, TN: Publishing House Methodist Episcopal Church, 1898), p. 77.