Pastor Takes $22,000.00 From Church Funds To Pay For Adultery


Well, as I have said a very short time ago, pastors and adultery is not the surprise issue. We all get highly upset about it and treat it with disgust, but look deeper and you will see that porn and masturbation in a pastor’s life is the foundation of all adultery. There are two kinds of adultery.

  1. Sight Adultery. Matthew 5:27-28.
  2. Physical Adultery. Exodus 20:14 & 1 Corinthians 7:2.

To top it off, this pastor takes church funds ($22,000.00 over time) to pay for the high end of sexual addiction of acting out his fantasy.

Yes, married pastors that sin sexually will take things to the next level in the world of sexual sins.

According to Dr. Patrick Carnes’ this is the “cycle of sex addiction,”

1. Thoughts or fantasy.

2. Rituals.

3. Acting Out.

4. Remorse.

Level one sexual addiction involves porn, masturbation, prostitutes, and adultery with mistresses, and fornication should a professing believer or sinner isn’t married.

Not everyone is a sex addict, but when you are only controlling and managing your sexual appetites, you are determining the frequency, time, and preferences to act out sexually other than with your wife.

After the fantasy of masturbation gets old, the next line to cross is illegal sex with another man or woman.

As I have said before, the lines that people say they wouldn’t cross are crossed eventually.

There was one comment in the article that was interesting. Words to the effect…….“Aren’t there more important things for Charisma to report?”

When it comes to pastors and adultery in the church, the Lord is exposing the leaders that profess to know Him with their mouths but their hearts are far from the Lord (see Matthew 15:8). There is no question that this is a serious issue in the house of the Lord. It brings into question their relationship with the Lord and with their wives.

This is not the last report because we know that there are ongoing incidences even as we read this and other articles.

These are the last days and sadly, many will pay the price for walking away from the Lord. Then again, there are others that commit this sin who were never saved to begin with. We don’t know what’s in the heart of this pastor, but clearly Hebrews 13:4 and Revelation 21:8 is in play unless true repentance and faith toward God is made.

Another thing that the Lord told me was that satan hasn’t brought out his best.

IF you are a pastor and you are struggling with porn and masturbation, and you have been tempted to take things to the next level. Meaning that you haven’t crossed the line into prostitution and committing adultery with a mistress, this is the time to rein in your sexual appetite and get help from the Lord.

You are about to get exposed and the Lord loves you enough to reveal the dirt in your heart so that you can get things right with Him.

No man commits adultery, watches porn, or masturbates without first divorcing himself from his relationship with the Lord.

And let us not forget that another wife and family is destroyed. The wife will undergo many seasons of despair, anguish, embarrassment, and pain as this is publicly laid out. And the mistress who is in need of deliverance. She played a crucial role in the downfall of this pastor. While it is possible that she is unsaved, she too, is in need of the Savior.

The article about this pastor taking $22,000.00 to pay for his adultery could be read here.

Bishop Joel Peebles Returns To City Of Praise Church Property


In another off topic moment, after a long hard fought battle, Joel Peebles, the son of the late Betty Peebles, and the City of Praise mega church people received news from the courts that they may return to the original property.

A lot of real crazy stuff went into this battle.

Several players like Pastor Michael Freeman, who was severely incapacitated some time after having Joel Peebles escorted out of the church property, and the rogue Board of trustees that filed lawsuit after lawsuit to keep the control of the church, Jasmine Sculark, a firebrand preacher, who was installed as pastor by Bishop T D Jakes, and other players made this a very ugly episode on the world stage.

Over the course of time, many statements have been made by commenters about this debacle.

Time will tell who will emerge as unscathed of this but one thing is certain, those who did wrong will stand before the Master to render an account.

I do not think, and I could be wrong, that Joel Peebles was in the wrong.

It was determined by the courts, and properly so, that he was wrongly removed from the Board, thus facilitating a church takeover over money.

As Paul stated in the Scriptures, paraphrasing, that we couldn’t even judge this among ourselves, and we do this before the world.

That’s because when we do this among ourselves, we can’t trust ourselves. Therefore, the rule of law, as it relates to Bylaws, Church Meeting Minutes, Church Monetary Records, Church Constitutions, Articles Of Incorporations, and other legal church instruments, must be kept up to date, and in order.

Apparently, Joel Peebles and his attorney ensured that they had their stuff together, as they were allowed to return to the original church property.

Let this be a lesson to us all that there is a greater fight in the realm of the spirit for the souls of men. When we are consumed with earthly treasures, we bankrupt ourselves of the presence of the Lord. Time and effort was wasted. Wasted in the sense that when the wrong people view church as a business only venture with money, souls means nothing.

This is not to say that Joel Peebles was about the money or the property, because the rightful owner of all things is the Lord Jesus Christ. Joel Peebles was acting as the steward of what was entrusted in his care. Had he been wrong, the outcome would have been different.

The Bible is filled with all sorts of disputes in both testaments because of the hearts of men.

Disputes will continue because of the hearts of men.

The place where we least expect disputes is the house of worship, but just because it is a house of worship, it doesn’t mean that there will never be a dispute. How the dispute is handled reveals the true intent of people that worship God.

If anything is of God, it will not fall into the hands of the wrong. If anything is not of God, the wrong will undoubtedly be on the short end of the stick with a boomerang effect.

While this will be judged by the Lord at the Judgment Seat of Christ, if sin was committed, it is best that any and all parties check their hearts and ask the Lord for forgiveness. To say that no sin was committed is pride. And yes, that sin will be judged.

Now that this episode is over, perhaps, the people involved will do some serious soul searching and reflection.

The devil has had his day and it is time to do work for the kingdom.

How these persons play out the rest of their respective ministries is completely up to how close they want to be to the Lord to perform His will in the earth. Trivial matters must be dealt a death blow. As one person said it very well. We must pay attention to the main issue and not get side tracked with side issues. It is very easy to be distracted when our prize becomes something or someone else that Jesus and His will.

After Michael Freeman’s (who has three church properties in Maryland) brush with death and Jasmine Sculark being side lined from City of Praise, every preacher need to examine themselves to determine that our motives are consistent with the directives of the Head of the Church.

If you are not right, you will be left.

The aftermath and ending story about City of Praise could be read here.

The Real Hate List: SPLC & Intolerant Homosexuals


The Southern Poverty Law Center is the bell ring, alarm sounding branch of LGBT.

Their NWO (New World Order) purpose is to label anyone that speaks truth to power regarding homosexuality.

The moment you say something correctly from the Bible about the sin of homosexuality is the moment you are labeled as a “hater.”

I have seen the list and I have yet to see the name of the Lord and the Bible on that list.

After all, we preachers of holiness and righteousness is only repeating what the Bible said. We are only quoting to you what God said.

As usual, the hatred is misapplied. But then again, it is the fact that we on earth are the mouth piece of God.

Some will say that could God speak for Himself?

He already did.

Through His Word.

We already know the response of man when God speaks in Exodus 20:1-21. As soon as He showed up with His presence, the people feared. Should the Lord show up like that, we would give the same response as the children of Israel.

Don’t worry. When the Lord shows up in the end, you will see why.

All we preachers are doing is giving you what the Lord said.

IF we are hated for it, we have no problem with it because we know that you hate God.

But by using the media and other means to make a list, calling us haters, perhaps you need to put yourselves on your own list.

Being that you hate Christians, the Bible, and the God we serve.

The story about SPLC calling The Liberty Counsel a hate group could be read here.

Internationally Breeding American Pedophilia: Homosexuality – The NWO/Moral American Standard


NWO- New World Order

A former nation that once wanted to go against America said, in a nutshell, that the only way that we would be able to defeat America is to destroy its morals.

Since the push for the legalization of homosexuality has overrun this nation, our moral standing is not in decline. It’s not on the way down.

It is virtually non existent.

How can I say such a thing?

Did I check the entire church to see where people are?

Obviously I did not.

You do not have to go far to see where our morals are.

Just look at your own life.

Lip service or heart worship? Which one is it?

Are you living the way you ought to live?

Are you quick to obey the Scriptures?

Are you sympathetic for ANY sin?

Are you honoring God less than your pet sin?

Are you 100% completely sold out to righteousness?

How often do you pray and for how long?

Do you hate sin like God hates sin?

Is your “YES” to God equivalent to your “NO” to sin?

Are you “salt and light” or “gravel and darkness?”

Can the world see a difference in your life, that you are not the same person?

Do you cuss, use vulgar language, and speak lewd stuff as well as you praise God?

Do you tolerate evil talk with believers while you are conversing with them?

Can they detect Jesus in you?

Can you detect Jesus in you?

Are you quick to know that you’ve offended God with sin?

Can you watch sex on TV without conviction? You’re not supposed to be watching anyway!!!!!

Are you more protective of your homosexual family members and friends than your walk with God?

Are they offended by your righteousness or are they friendly with your treason, compromise, hypocrisy, and form of godliness?

When morality leaves the church, the world has no moral compass to sail by. The morals of believers today is virtually non existent. When you bring up their sins from the pulpit or with one on one mentoring, the verse they cite to get you to cease is Matthew 7:1.

“Judge not, lest you be judged.”

The other verse they cite is John 8:7, paraphrasing “Don’t throw stones.” 

Which is a convoluted misapplication and misquotation of “He that is without sin among you, let him cast a stone at her first.”

These are clear indicators that the Lord will use when they stand before the Lord for taking His Word and twisting it.

They will be judged for lying and for sinning.

Jesus didn’t say that your sin is safe when you tell people not to judge your sin. And Jesus didn’t say that since we all are not without sin, therefore, you can’t throw a stone at me.

What I am getting at is that the reason why the United States is no longer the world’s moral compass is that we have become the world’s immoral compass. We are leading the way to hell. We are leading the way to perform more lewdness, detestable sex acts, abominable homosexuality, and other crude forms of perversion.

America is no longer looked at with morals. We are wicked, disgusting, perverted, nasty, and a disgrace as a nation. But the people that profess their belief in Christ is the leader. The church has led the way and this nation followed our lead.

The same perversion that is in the world was first discovered in the church. When you have homosexual music ministers and singers permitted in your church, when you have perverted pastors, and when you have sexual immorality running rampant in the congregation, we cannot blame no one but ourselves.

The American believers, some, not all, are so steeped in the things of the world that when you begin to correct, rebuke, exhort, and teach with all long-suffering and doctrine, that to tell them anything about the correct teaching the Word of God, you are risking your life.

Many have preached that we better be careful not to talk about the Body of Christ like this.

Well, let’s look at the Body the way that it is right now.

But first, note that Israel was the same way.

After the Exodus, after ten miracles, after killing Pharaoh and his army of chariots, Israel provoked the Lord on numerous occasions. Instead of being grateful of their deliverance after 400+ years, they got free to sin against the Lord. It got so bad that the exile to Babylon wasn’t enough. Even after Israel returned to their land, God stopped talking to Israel for 400 years.

It’s called the “Silence Between The Testaments.”

The next time that they would hear from God would be from His Son.

Just like the Lord isn’t through with Israel, the Lord is not through with America, just yet.

Just like the Lord told Elijah that God reserved 7000 that hasn’t bowed its knee to Baal, there is a remnant in the Body that has not bowed its knee to the NWO.

We have to remember that the Lord is on schedule. Only the heart of the Father knows when He wants to wrap this up. We cannot judge the end times solely by the decline of morals in this nation. While the end is near, and there is no question about the immoral standard that exists in the United States, we still have a chance to turn things around to give this nation more time.

More time for what?

To get as many people into the kingdom before God closes the door for the final time on America.

We must remember that the Lord is “…not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (see 2 Peter 3:9).

I came across a quote in my email regarding prayer for this nation and the reason why I said the things listed above is because of their profound statement.

“Finally, the career of yet another decorated military warrior, Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, is now at risk because he did the right thing, intervening to stop the sexual abuse by an Afghan military leader of a 12 year-old boy chained to his bed in order to repeatedly rape him. American soldiers have been told to ignore what is culturally “normal” in Afghanistan. Please read about, pray for Sgt. Martland, and sign FRC’s petition. We believe Congress and the Pentagon will respond if we create enough outcry.”

Instead of being commended for stopping a crime against a human being, this senior NCO was discharged from the Army.


Because this is America’s Moral Standard from the White House.

A child is chained to the bed and repeatedly raped. This American soldier intervened, and was quickly removed from the battle space. Citing that this is Afghan culture and we have no right to interfere. Since when being chained to a bed to be raped is Afghan culture? It sounds more like, this is American culture permitted in Afghan culture.

Here is the reason why he was ordered not to interfere and was quickly discharged.

We are no longer the leader of the world regarding Biblical morals, and to stop a crime against a boy would put the spot light on the non existence of morals of the United States. We can’t tell nations about human rights because somewhere in America, there may be a boy or a girl that is chained up.

In fact, the next time you disobey God and watch porn to masturbate off of, you will be watching a boy or a girl that is being raped. While you might be watching, it may be someone you know because you really do not care if it is someone you don’t know. That’s because all you care about is getting solo sex or masturbation to get off.

Is America doomed?

We do not know how long we have as a nation, but if we do not get back to Biblical moral principles, the fate of this nation is sealed and it’s just a matter of time.

Ministers Lay Hands And Pray For Donald Trump


In an off topic message, we see that something unusual is happening with prominent ministers of all backgrounds and front runner presidential candidate, Donald Trump (R).

What’s the real purpose behind these prominent ministers praying for Donald Trump?

Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee are outspoken in their faith in Christ. 

Why didn’t they pray for their own?

Donald Trump has billions. 

“Take heed and beware of covetousness. For a man’s life doesn’t consist in the abundance of the things he possess.”

There is very little doubt about this. 

Preachers and money has always been a snare. 

On another slant, this is in no way to be taken as a serious sign that God is endorsing Donald Trump. No man that has had so much marital problems and other situations is beyond the reach of God PROVIDED that they repent and place their full faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.

We must remember that God is always looking to save even the worst of sinners. With the exception of the unpardonable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit and apostasy, there is no sin too dark or too deep that the blood of Jesus can’t save, deliver, and set free. Yes, the angels are prepared to write his name in the Book of Life as the angels are prepared to write your name if you are not saved.

There is no sinner beyond the reach of God while they live on this side of eternity.

Sometimes we write people off too quickly as so far out of God’s reach to save that we become gatekeepers of the pearly gates. We blot out their names as if we are the scribes of God’s Book of life. Granted that all sinners, when they fail to repent, they must go to hell, where there is “weeping and gnashing of teeth, where their worm doesn’t die.” But as long as they are on this side of the land of the living, they are offered every opportunity to repent and place their full faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.

I will say that we are the gatekeepers of truth. Truth must hit the preacher first before it hits the sinners. We must always stand for the right way of getting into the kingdom of heaven as our Lord Jesus commanded us. We must live and preach the right ways of the Lord, lest we become like Pharisees and Sadducees, perverting, twisting, and replacing the commands of God with the traditions of men.

Could it be that the Lord is giving Donald Trump another of many chances to repent and place his full faith and trust on the Lord Jesus Christ?

After reading this article, there is no mention of repentance and faith towards God from Donald Trump. But just because there is no mention of repentance, it doesn’t mean that someone didn’t try to minister salvation to him. But let’s just say, that perhaps no one was concerned enough to ask him about his salvation. They will have to answer to the Lord with Donald’s blood on their hands.

Since I wasn’t there, I cannot say that someone didn’t genuinely witness to Donald Trump, but if you have ever witnessed the gospel to someone, our initial mental attitude is in “apprehension mode.” When we get past that apprehensiveness, we go full throttle with the presentation of the gospel, pointing out their sin and getting them to a point of persuasion to accept Jesus as Lord.

We must remember that no one is beyond the reach of making Jesus Lord PROVIDED that they repent and place their full faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.

During a C-Span event, Donald Trump was asked if he ever asked God to forgive him. He was asked this same question twice because he skirted around the question the first time, touting his Presbyterian, church attendance, sermon listening background.

Much like what some of us do today when God has cornered us with a question that requires a “YES” or “NO” answer.

Mingling and hobnobbing with high profile denominational and non denominational ministers is not grounds for automatic entrance into heaven. It is only through the shed blood of Jesus that we enter. It is when we repent of sin and place our full faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is when we obey the teaching of Jesus for the rest of our lives until we leave this life.

Since Donald Trump’s time of prayer with these leaders, we haven’t seen, at least to my knowledge, of Trump’s repentance and faith toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are reminded of what the Lord Jesus said regarding the rich young ruler.

Luke 18:24 “…How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?” But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

Just because it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, it doesn’t mean that it is impossible. It is impossible when his life is over. Once you are through the portals of death, there is no return, there is no do over, and there is no second chance.

The other thing that we can determine if he did repent is the fruit afterwards.

Jesus said in Mathew 7:20 that “You shall know them by their fruit.”

If their heart hasn’t changed, it is a good indication that when you hear Trump after this prayer that there was no real change. Proof of being with Jesus is when the person acknowledges or admit their sin, repents of sin, and lives his life according to the teachings of Jesus for the rest of their lives.

Jesus said in John 3:7 “You must be born again.”

If Trump continues to cuss, lust after women, is still covetous, and refuse to walk in God’s way, this fruit is evil fruit, and it will not be hard to see that nothing has changed. Just because a group of pastors from all denominations and non denominations prayed for you is by no means God’s endorsement.

If they were praying for his salvation FIRST, then the next thing that should follow is Trump’s repentance of sin or a refusal to repent. The thing about politicians and rich people is that ego is always the impediment to humility. The works of men to be righteous are as filthy menstrual rags (see Isaiah 64:6).

To pray for him that he would get into high office, is more along the lines of 1 Timothy 2:1-3.

But make no mistake about it.

God is working on the heart of Donald Trump. For the Lord said, through Peter, “…not willing that any (this includes Trump) should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

The story about the prominent ministers meeting and praying with Donald Trump could be read here and here.

Christian Homophobes: Might As Well Call Us Racists.


The 2016 presidential elections, as far as the Democratic party is concerned, is more concerned about homosexuality than governing this nation. So now the vice president, Joe Biden, is calling the GOP presidential contenders a bunch of “homophobes.”

This name calling stuff is for little kids. This elder statesman should be looking to govern the nation, should he be seeking the nomination of his party. Not engage in the abominable sin of homosexuality to score points with only 1% to 3% of the American population.

“Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34.

As a former senator from Delaware, he should know well that no law was passed that gave homosexuals rights as citizen and no Civil Rights laws were passed giving homosexuals rights. Instead, they used the 14th Amendment and the Civil Rights laws to hijack their way into becoming a race of people.

Since when sin became a race of people?

Read the 14th Amendment and you will see why homosexuals weren’t smart enough to lobby politicians to create another amendment that exclusively addressed the sin of homosexuality.

The elite of homosexuality aren’t really intelligent when it comes to this because they know that such constitutional hurdles cannot be jumped over. The opposition is too great, and they know it. So the best way to go about it is to take the existing laws, convolute it, and make society become sympathetic to their plight, thus victimizing themselves, and making any opposition look like the bad guys.

Homosexuality is not the law of the land because there is no law stating that homosexuality is the law.

We have been duped by the homosexual media controlled elite leadership to believe that homosexuality is the law of the land. Only a fool will accept the false notion that a law exists.

If homosexuality is the law of the land, then that means that preachers of every denomination must perform their marriages. Obviously, we see no law there. As I have stated before, transgenderism is the end of the line. There is nothing more that homosexuals can do.

Except force true believers of the Lord Jesus Christ to perform ceremonies, use church facilities to cater to whatever homosexuals desire to do (homosexual orgies included), and completely suppress any and all retaliation from the true believers and pastors in the United States.

Read Genesis chapter 3 and you will see the devil do the same thing.

Well, Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Sin is not a race. Sin is the deliberate act of defiance against the known holy and righteous will of God.

We all know that it is about the vote. One vote can swing a nation and that’s why this divisive issue will remain at the forefront to ensure that the candidate homosexuals want will get in and that opens the door to all other manifestations of abominations and wickedness.

It’s a clear and present danger to the survivability of this nation. Should this nation continue on this perilous course, its days are clearly numbered. Besides the abortion issue, this nation has blood on its hand and it will not go unpunished.

There’s more important issues regarding this nation than transgender issues.

The 1% of this nation is attempting to drive the politics of this nation.

Never mind the economy, employment, retirement savings/Social Security, China, Russia, North Korea reduced defense capabilities in the United States, poverty, and oh, the most important issue of our time…..spiritual morality and repentance of ALL SIN!!!!

Since the Lord God was kicked out of the Democratic party, there is no question that it’s not so much that God was kicked out of the DNC convention in 2012 and then “reinstated.” The Lord was never involved with welcoming homosexuality and abortion as supported by moderate/liberal Republicans and Democrats. When a nation turns its back on God and permits sin in the house, God is nowhere to be found.

God doesn’t shed His grace on a nation that kills its babies and thumbs its nose at God with homosexuality, adultery, fornication, porn, masturbation, bisexuality, bestiality and other forms of depraved wickedness.

No matter how many prayers it prays while in defiance of God. No matter what the denominational or non denominational affiliation, sin and God doesn’t mix no matter how hard you try to mix it.

The “do not judge me” crowd doesn’t want you to say anything about their sin. All they want is the kind of god that knows that you intend to sin and keep on sinning. They don’t want the truth. They don’t want righteousness. They want a god that they like.

Proof that when you bring to light their sin that the real God is speaking to them is when they call you names like homophobes (it’s slang equivalent of straight people calling homosexuals HOMO), discriminant, bigots.

Well, since homosexuality is “the new civil rights issues of the times” just call the righteous RACISTS, now that homosexuality is the new race of people on the earth.

It’s no wonder that the Lord said through Paul in Romans chapter one that “He gave them over to a reprobate mind.”

In other words, homosexuals and their supporters have become so depraved in their thinking that they will make up anything to keep their sin.

Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

See, the Lord is gracious enough to tell us about sin and then provide a way to be free of sin.

Here is the way out of depravity.

REPENT!!! And place your entire faith on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved from sin and the pit of hell. And do not sin the sin of homosexuality, or any sexual sins for the rest of your life.

Eternity in hell is a long time to think about why you neglect so great a salvation.

The Fox News article regarding Joe Biden’s statement could be read here.

Kim Davis And The Meeting With The Pope


In an amazing turn of events, Kim Davis, the Rowan County Kentucky Clerk met with the pope for 10 minutes. For those that do not know who Kim Davis is. She defied the homosexuals that were looking for a marriage license. She denied them and a couple of heterosexual couples.

The Supreme Court allowed the 6th Circuit court decision to stand and she was order to jail in contempt of court for not issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals. We still contend the fact that there was no law passed by Congress that gives homosexuals the right to marry because there is no amendment or clause that specifically address marriage, whether heterosexual or homosexual. The 10th Amendment was made to address laws made by the states.

We also contend that the 14th Amendment, “Equal Protection” clause was about giving blacks rights. And thus, the Civil Rights amendments was birth for this purpose. Kentucky has no laws stating that a clerk MUST give homosexuals marriage certificates. Kentucky doesn’t have any laws giving homosexuals the right to marry. Hence, Kim Davis’ civil Christian disobedience to a law that doesn’t exist was the right call.

Homosexuality and homosexual marriage is not the law of the land. Therefore, how can you be disobedient to a law that doesn’t exist?

How can she be in contempt of court to a law that doesn’t exist? 

Contempt of a federal judge? 

Judges, presidents, governors, mayors, and county executives cannot make laws. 

Last we’ve checked, Congress and the Kentucky legislature (not judges or presidents, or governors) never wrote a law. The only legal body authorized to write and pass laws is Congress and the states. Veto power is held only by the governor in the states and the president of the United States. Kim Davis was freed and the FRC along with governor Mike Huckabee, a 2016 presidential candidate, celebrated outside the place where she was incarcerated.

Since then, she has allowed the issuance of marriage certificates to homosexuals but without her name.

The certificates are issued as “pursuant to federal court order.”

She has since changed her political party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. But in another twist of events, she met with the pope.

There is no question in my mind that this meeting with the pope smells.

Here is the reason.

Preponderance of evidence. The Family Research Council led by Tony Perkins is not afraid to be inclusive of catholics to achieve a common goal. I believe that it’s part of a system of numbers and unity. There is no question that FRC has been leading the charge against tyranny in the United States, watching our freedoms slip away is a clear and present danger to the United States, but a much bigger threat than this has vicious spiritual ramifications.

There is no possibility of the Body of Christ coming together with clear doctrinal differences. We are so fragmented that the devil is laughing at our divisiveness.

Jesus said it clearly that a house divided against itself cannot stand (see Matthew 12:25).

You see, it is not about people but the people involved in the system.

There are beautiful catholics as well as there are beautiful protestants but when you honor the denomination above the Lord, that’s where the problem is. There are just as much hideous stuff that goes on in the protestant churches. Trouble is abiding also in non denominational churches with questionable doctrine (prosperity gospel and so forth).

However, we must never unite in compromise. The purity of the Bible and the common correct interpretation of Scripture is what we should fight for before we fight for causes that threaten a nation. The world sees several denominations made by man. As confusing as it looks, this is not the true Body of Christ. Doctrine has hacked up the Body where our body pieces are all over the place like a car bomb explosion.

That’s why Jesus shared about wheat and tares. Tares looks so close like wheat that the only time it becomes distinguishable is when you uproot them.

It is not uncommon for catholics to meet with protestants. But we should never meet to suppress the truth of the Scriptures. Neither should there be a meeting where hypocritical living is evident. You can’t demand that the world get born again if you are not born again yourself.

This is something that many leaders in catholicism is pressing for. For protestants to stop protesting the wrongly divided doctrine held by the system of catholicism. Therefore, it is uncommon for believers in the Lord Jesus to mix it up with a denomination (catholicism) holding questionable doctrine.

Many will say that protestants and catholics need to come together. Many will say that I am being divisive.

I beg to differ because of extreme doctrinal differences.

We must remember that Martin Luther, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, and others vehemently protested catholicism’s monopoly on the Bible.

Many Christians tend to forget that these men were brutally persecuted for their stand against a system that held many people in bondage to an institution.

Note well Ephesians 4:4-6 “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

If you are looking at major doctrinal differences, just look in three places.

  1. We do not pray to Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Matthew 6:6-7 “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.”

“vain repetition or (a proverbial stammerer)” is defined as to “repeat the same things over and over, to use many idle words, to babble, prate.” In other words, you use words over and over again as an act of religiosity with no real purpose. It is a form of godliness that denies God’s power. Such prayers as “Hail Mary, full of grace….” Well John 1:14 says “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus is “full of grace and truth…” not Mary.

John 16:23-24 says “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

No where in the Scriptures were we instructed by the Lord Jesus to pray to Mary.

2. We do not pray to “patron saints.”

From a good source, it is defined as “A patron saint or a patron hallow is a saint who in Roman Catholicism is regarded as the tutelary (familiar) spirit or heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family or person. Supposedly, patron saints, having already transcended to the metaphysical, are able to intercede effectively for the needs of their special charges.”

John 14:6 says, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 16:23-24 says “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

Hebrews 7:25 says “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

Romans 8:34 says “Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”

1 Timothy 2:5 says For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,”

1 John 2:1-2 says “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”

So ONLY Jesus is The Way, The Intercessor, The Mediator, The Advocate.

Therefore, no where in the Scriptures were we instructed by the Lord Jesus to pray to patron saints.

3. The pope is not the head of the church, Jesus is.

Ephesians 1:20-23 says  “…which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”

Colossians 1:15-20 says “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”

The pope may be the head of catholicism, but he is not the Head of the Church.

Therefore, no where in the Scriptures are we instructed that we have another head other than Christ.

It is true that when one is called to the ministry, they represent the ministry of Jesus Christ according to Ephesians 4:11, but as believers, we serve in this capacity as well according to 2 Corinthians 5:20-21.

These Scriptures that were quoted is the work of William Tyndale, John Wycliffe and other heroes when they translated the Bible into english from the Latin Vulgate, Greek & Hebrew, and other sources. We have our own copies of what the Word of God says as opposed to taking it for granted the catholic priests were giving their own versions of misinterpreted Scriptures and self conjured religious sayings, lacking Biblical harmony.

So having said this, why would Kim Davis sit with the pope? I honestly believe that it was a set up. I could be wrong about how and who is behind this, but it doesn’t look right and it isn’t right and we know it.

I do not agree with it one bit. Some will ask the question, “What’s the harm?”

The harm is looking to man for help instead of God.

Psalm 121 says

1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills —
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

So should catholics and protestant stay apart or unify?

With clear doctrinal differences, there is no question about it. Until the system of catholicism is renounced, and these, and other major doctrinal differences are dealt with, it is best to be loyal to God and His uncompromising Word as opposed to being loyal to a system that is against the Scriptures.

The article regarding Kim Davis meeting the pope could be read here.