H.R. 5 was passed in the House, giving the LGBT community some sort of equal protection under the law.
Well, if you’re an American, you already have equal protection.
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, passed just after the Civil War, not by Democrats, but by Republicans, gave Blacks equal footing as Whites as citizens of this great nation.
When you don’t know your history, you’re ignorant of the great strides made by courageous White men to free Black people from slavery. It’s stunning to realize that White men would die to free Black men.
But it happened.
In the article that you’re about to read below, someone said something that we, as Black folk have been saying for years.
The homosexual agenda HIJACKED the Civil Rights movement.
If the homosexuals would use their brains, they would see that as American citizens they have all the rights they need.
But the right to commit sin isn’t what this is about you might say.
A homosexual’s orientation is what they were trying to protect. That because of what they do in the bedroom would not be held against them. Discrimination due to sexual orientation.
Homosexuality is very dangerous.
The practice of this vile sin brought about a grave crisis in the health care industry.
Now they’re saying that now that we have medicine to combat this, HIV/AIDS isn’t that bad a disease.
It’s not the “death sentence” as it used to be.
But here’s the truth.
People still die of this disease at increased rates and it’s still INCURABLE.
The medicine they use puts off the inevitability of death because your immune system is irrevocably compromised. So you must take these medicines to take the place of the immune system until finally, death’s course is fulfilled.
You won’t contract the disease if you abstain from the practice of homosexuality. But if you insist on practicing homosexuality, the disease is sure to come upon you.
Just like if heterosexual couples abstain from fornication and adultery, the woman can’t get pregnant until marriage, sparing the child’s life.
Just like if men and women abstain from multiple partners, they could decrease the risk of contracting STDs.
On the other side of the coin, people can’t discriminate because of one’s sexual orientation. We get what you’re trying to say and do.
To make it just as wrong to discriminate against someone because of their skin color.
But one thing is true.
I can’t change my skin color, but I can change a behavior.
Homosexuality is not permanent.
My skin color is permanent.
The science community already ruled that there isn’t any genes within you that make you a homosexual. But there’s plenty of DNA and other genetical factors to confirm my ethnicity.
My skin color isn’t a behavior. It’s an ethnic assignment given by God. I was powerless to choose who my parents were, and I was powerless to select what race I would be.
But when it comes to homosexuality, with exposure to this vile behavior, after a person becomes an accountable adult and sexually active, this is a preference that people select.
Behaviors can change. Skin color can’t.
It’s like asking a Zebra to become a Lion.
Now a definite contradiction exists in my statement above.
I purposefully intended to place this contradiction for the purpose of showing you where this is going.
If Homosexuals have equal protection under the law, that they already have, because of the 2015 Obergefell v Hodge case before the Supreme Court, a class of people suddenly appeared. Now that a class of people, namely homosexuals, have appeared, they need “rights.”
Now that they have “rights,” they will continue to push this right into the houses of worship, to pervert pastors and believers.
To make them obey the law in the house of God.
Now we all know that in the false places of worship, this is allowed, but they won’t be satisfied until true pastors and believers bow to their law.
Make no mistake about it.
To test this law, should president Trump sign this into law, after it supposedly pass in the Republican controlled Senate, they will send two homosexuals into houses of worship to apply for a job, and that house of worship better not have a discrimination against homosexuals policy.
If that house of worship (Christian) refuse to employ homosexuals, based on this law, they will bring a lawsuit to make them obey the law.
I would be surprised if two homosexuals show up to test this law in a mosque or Buddhist temple. We all know that they wouldn’t even contemplate it. But satan’s target has always been the true believer in Christ.
To make them compromise and capitulate. Or to make them an example should they refuse and remain faithful to the Lord so that they can put fear in other believers in Christ.
I, for one, will not betray my Lord.
He died for me to save me from sin, myself, and hell.
Most gladly I choose to suffer for Jesus because eternity in hell is a long time to think about “Why did I betray the Lord over this nonsense.”
But we all know that president Trump will veto this law if it reaches his desk should the Senate pass this law.
So hopefully, we won’t see a replay of 2015.
Romans 3:23 tells us “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
You can read the article here
Sexual immorality abstinence.
Is Hollywood having a revival?
Well, Alyssa Milano is calling for a “sex strike” to protest the heart beat bill signed in Georgia and in other states in the United States.
The heart beat bill is simple.
If you detect a heart beat in the baby, you can’t have an abortion.
Of course there will be fights in the courts to challenge the Constitutionality of the law, but for now, it appears that the protest of “No Sex” works in the favor of anti abortionists.
Because it takes “two to tango.”
If a woman withholds sex from a man, apart from artificial conception, a woman can’t get pregnant.
So, no sex means, no fornication or adultery.
But let’s be real about this.
Most sexually immoral women won’t withhold sex.
Then you have prostitution which depends upon undisciplined, sexually immoral, stupid males to be seduced to spend money for sex.
Condoms are known to fail.
Sexually transmitted diseases, if everyone listens to Alyssa Milano, would decrease too.
Hospitals will not get any business of treating STDs.
Here’s another problem.
When prostitutes get pregnant, they (the pimp and the prostitute) depend upon Planned Parenthood and other lesser known abortion mills to take care of murdering the child and put the woman back on the street.
That is unless the prostitute take the RU486 pill to deliberately induce a miscarriage to kill the baby, or use other pregnancy prevention devices.
So those that will listen to Ms. Milano is clearly helping reduce child murder/sacrifice, STDs, and other maladies associated with abortion.
Please don’t think for one moment that I’m trying to change the course of their protest.
Biblical abstinence is the goal.
We all know that Alyssa Milano’s ploy is to gain attention to stop states from passing anti abortion laws.
You can read the story here
Cutting to the chase, once again, the Christian community, online newspapers, and other outlets identify that there’s a huge problem with Christians viewing pornography.
Pastors and believers all across the United States, and the world, are heavily involved with no apparent slowing or stoppage.
The Internet and our personal devices are great tools but they’ve been used consistently to view porn anywhere and at anytime.
But is porn the problem?
It’s only part of the problem.
It’s the bait on the hook. Or more so, the incremental increase to take things to the next step.
As one person puts it, it’s an accelerant.
When you want a bigger fire, you get more wood, gas, or other fuels to increase the fire.
Lines that pastors and believers says they would never crossed are easily crossed.
Look at James 1:14-15 (NKJV Strong’s) “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.’
Within the heart of sinning people is the lustful desires lurking in the mind and flesh. It’s the desire to gratify themselves that takes them to places where such satisfaction could be achieved.
Paul told Timothy “Flee also YOUTHFUL lusts.”
Having said this, what lures men and women to watching porn?
Enhancing or accelerate the process to perform solo sex or masturbation.
When people watch porn, it’s not like sitting in a movie theater and eating popcorn. It’s about participating in sex without the physical partner there. In other words, it’s fantasy or pretend sex.
If you read these Christian articles about believers watching porn, you will notice that nothing or very little is said about masturbation or fantasy sex.
But this is what believers do that Christian Post, Charisma, or other Christian news outlets deliberately omit.
Perhaps, the reason why is when you talk about solo sex, fantasy sex, or the “M” word (masturbation), because the Bible is silent in its prohibition, it’s determined to be permitted.
It’s also possible that people that write about porn participate in masturbation.
They’re too ashamed to reveal the combination for fear of discovery of masturbation in their own lives.
Paul told us in Ephesians 5:11-14 (NKJV Strong’s) “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
Just because it’s a shame, it doesn’t prohibit one from discussing it.
Discussing just the fact that masturbation is the reason behind porn is shameful. What’s prohibited is the play by play description or instruction on how to masturbate. That’s beyond shame.
It’s sinful and incites a person to participate in Secret Sexual Sins when a person read sex stories out of Hustler or The Forum.
As I’ve said before, just because the Bible is silent on a subject, it’s not to be taken as permission to engage.
When the assumption is taken to masturbate, this subject will not be addressed.
Self discipline is one of the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-24).
IF you’re crucified with Christ, then you are dead to sin. In fact, as Paul said……“dead to sin but alive unto God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Dead people don’t respond.
Therefore, if you’re dead, as far as we know with certainty, dead people don’t respond to lust in their heart, mind, and flesh to masturbate.
So the lust in the flesh and mind places a demand to fulfill desire to achieve sexual satisfaction apart from marriage to the opposite sex.
There’s numerous reasons for this as I’ve written in the blog to explore the reasons why men and women masturbate, but as long as there’s a refusal to address the reason why believers watch porn, it’s no different than a dog chasing its tail.
You can read the article from Christian Post here
Many pastors and leaders face the fight of lust in the heart.
Paul tells us to “Flee also youthful lust.”
2 Timothy 2:22 (NKJV Strong’s) “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
See, it’s not enough just flee lust, but you must pursue “righteousness, faith (moral conviction or fidelity), love, peace……
Most young pastors more than likely are struggling in their marriages because of lust in the heart. More than likely, a “flame” came into the congregation, and he set his sights on her.
It happens all the time.
On the other hand, that “flame” came in to passively hunt for the pastor.
The combination of the two takes place.
One is hunting for the other and eventually, adultery is committed.
Usually, the male pastor is sexually dissatisfied with his wife and looks to spice things up with another woman.
Or the events in the marriage came to a tipping point where the male pastor had enough. Events in a marriage does have an affect.
As I was sharing with a couple, you should never allow events in a marriage divide the relationship. Usually the disconnect is intentional and it’s just a matter of time before adultery is committed.
As I read this article from CP (Christian Post), I began to see that this young pastor struggled with personal obedience to his Lord and Savior. Obedience to the Scriptures.
The Lord Jesus told us that “If any man desires to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
Lenard Ravenhill once said, that we “…came to His cross. Now get on yours.”
We must understand that lust must be kept crucified.
He shared that he couldn’t continue. Most stories like these end with the young pastor apologizing for not keeping the Scriptures he taught. For “faking it until he made it.” For living a hypocritical life. Then they depart, leaving a trail behind for the Lord to clean up.
Most people in these congregations that suffer in their marriages make for the exit. They were looking to their leader to hold fast to the Scriptures and then he makes an exit from his Lord.
Folks, the devil is not just after destroying marriages. He’s looking to make sure you spend eternity in hell with him.
We don’t seem to believe this anymore because we’re so detached from the fact that one day, we’ll stand either before the Judgment Seat of Christ as believers or stand before the Great White Throne Judgment before the Judge of all the earth as sinners.
The moment of self satisfaction in porn, masturbation, adultery, fornication, or homosexuality blinds us from the eternal consequences.
We ignore the dangers of judgment.
For this young pastor, it seems that he used means and traditional methods to address a situation in his marriage that many men and women experience.
Usually when we use counseling, books, and other tools to help us deal with a situation within our marriage, we seldom see their prayer lives, their obedience to the Scriptures, their love for Jesus excelling over their lust, problems, and marriage situations.
They no longer fight for their relationship with the Lord and their wives but easily give in to lust.
The god in their lives commands that they walk away and not fight, and these young male pastors obey. Some obey quickly.
Years ago, I shared that many will fall. And it won’t be the last.
Fighting lust is very tough.
And all it takes for man to fulfill his lust is when a flaming hot young lady walks in the door of the congregation. Or he searches for a flaming hot young lady, willing to sexually satisfy his flesh.
One moment of pleasure isn’t worth an eternity in hell.
Behind every hot flame is a pack of demons of lust.
To destroy or frustrate the plans of a flaming hot sexually immoral woman is to avoid them at all costs. The moment you intend to create an opportunity of contact for connection, is the moment all bets are off.
You avoid them by returning to the Lord in prayer and fasting, seeking the face of the Lord every moment. By cutting off every angle of attack when they make the move to get close to you.
When they want to “see the pastor,” you send your wife or a trusted elderly saint to run interference. You put people in place to protect the zone.
You never put yourself in a position to be ambushed by their schemes.
You never counsel them alone.
Let them walk away frustrated.
If you’re looking to get into sexual trouble, we pray that the Lord would interfere with your plans to sin against Him. If you look to circumvent His intervention, it will be to your own peril.
It takes a solid prayer and Word life to recognize that the plans of the devil is to destroy you.
This young pastor made a reversible choice.
For now, he chose to depart but he can return in repentance.
But you fight to stay pure and holy before the Lord.
Fight to stay right with the help of the Holy Spirit.
You could read the story here
Years ago, when the Lord delivered me from pornography, I came across many sites to help me understand my former addiction.
I came across a different article called The Seamless Fabric, parts of which could be read here
Somewhere in my blog, the full article is available.
Drugs is connected to sexual immorality.
In many of my blogs, I’ve shared how porn stars/prostitutes would use drugs and alcohol to help them cope with the on-going sex acts, or the next shooting scene.
The women would be raped or knew that they would be severely sexually abused and they needed to place their mind in “suspended animation” to get through the utter humiliation.
Craig Gross, according to this article reported in the Christian Post, demonstrated that other forms of addiction and justifying it with the use of medical marijuana, is cool.
Cigarette smoking is the gateway to the drug culture. We all know this.
But what’s disappointing is when we offer deliverance from pornography and support the use of drugs, seamlessly connected to porn, to be a part of a person’s worship, it’s sad.
XXXChurch does fall under the guise of Catholicism.
That’s one thing I’ve noticed.
It’s clear that when there’s a clear confusion and massive conflict of theology, sooner or later, the underlying things come to the surface.
My point is not to blast Craig Gross, but to help expose underlying issues.
Complete deliverance is what we need.
Not excuses and extra Biblical justification that clearly conflicts with the harmony of Scripture.
Such as…………God made weed so since He made weed, we can smoke it.
God may have put the plant in the earth, but man, in his fallen condition, extract it from the ground to abuse (abnormally use) the element.
God didn’t roll the joint and handed it to you.
Just because marijuana, heroin, meth, cocaine, and other drugs are found in the earth, these elements, when used improperly, in the hands of mixed up, sinful man, is deadly, addictive, and dangerous.
Chemical dependence is just another chain to keep man bound.
To worship the Lord declares that you’re no longer dependent upon yourself to make you happy. To worship the Lord means that you’re a “living sacrifice.”
Like Paul said, “I die daily.”
The Lord Jesus said “If any man desires to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
IF you can’t sacrifice marijuana or any addiction, it will inevitably sacrifice you.
Your body is offered as a living sacrifice that you may “…prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.”
John 4:24 means what it says.
John 4:24 (NKJV Strong’s) “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
We don’t use natural means (dope) to enhance communing with the Lord.
Some will argue that we use musical instruments.
Can an instrument, by itself, enhance worship?
It takes a person, skilled in music, to be used by the Holy Spirit, to play or sing skillfully.
It’s called Divine Inspiration.
Therefore, the HOLY Spirit will not inspire a person to use a substance, known to impair a person’s judgment, to enhance a person’s worship of the Lord.
Such inspiration is DEMONIC INSPIRATION.
God doesn’t authorize the use of drugs to worship Him.
He uses us as He pleases without controlled substances.
In the book of 1st Samuel, we see the sons of Aaron misuse the Altar of Incense.
We don’t speculate what they’ve done.
However, we see that any misuse of the OT temple artifacts can be costly.
Nadab and Abihu decided to abuse the temple and it cost them their lives.
We are in the NT and we are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 3:17 still stands.
The absurdity of smoking dope to enhance a person’s worship of God is an open invitation to keep many seeking deliverance from porn to remain trapped in marijuana, or other forms of drugs and alcohol.
The Christian Post article could be read here
Franklin Graham recently told Mayor Buttigieg to repent of his homosexuality.
It’s clear that the homosexual community struck back by showing how out of touch the traditional Biblical view is towards progressive homosexuality.
The world is under the sway of the wicked one according to 1 John 5:19.
We must remember that sin is not normal.
Righteousness is normal.
The part of the proof that righteousness is normal, apart from the Scriptures, is our judicial system.
Is stealing wrong?
Is adultery wrong?
And btw, Who said that it and other things were wrong?
Who said that homosexuality is wrong?
Proof is when the Lord poured his wrath out on Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis chapter 19. Then the Lord instructed and commanded the children of Israel that homosexuality is “an abomination” (see Deuteronomy 18:22).
Further proof is the consequential judgment imposed upon all that practice this abomination (see Romans 1:27).
Over the course of recent time, the world went on a tear to normalize the sin of homosexuality.
We all know that at least in the United States, that within certain segments of the houses of worship, pastors have allowed with their knowledge and sometimes, without their knowledge, the practitioners of homosexuality to provide music as organists, music ministers, choir masters, singers, etcetera.
We know that this is a deliberate infiltration to normalize the practice of homosexuality to be accepted by God.
Far from the truth.
Just because it may be allowed in a house of worship by a pastor doesn’t mean that God permitted it. For the Lord to permit it, He would need to declare His hypocrisy.
Mayor Buttigieg declared that he’s an Episcopalian.
Just because you’re a part of a mainstream denomination, it doesn’t mean you’re in the kingdom of God.
If you truly love Jesus, you would do what He said.
Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV Strong’s) “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
John 14:15 (NKJV Strong’s) “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
1 John 5:2-3 (NKJV Strong’s) “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”
When you look at these Scriptures, have you noticed that there’s no commandment giving you permission to commit sin?
Some will dare say that this is about addressing love for the brethren.
But why would we exclude some of the teachings of Jesus just to deliberately ignore dealing with the lawlessness of homosexuality?
Which is exactly what the practitioners of sin want to do.
Deflect attention from the real issue of the vile sin of homosexuality.
But notice this.
Even if you don’t want to accept the Bible, or the judicial system against wrong doing, look at the growing epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Then according to Isaiah 5:20, many want to pass laws to make sin normal.
And if that’s not enough, man is doing everything in his power to find a cure to reverse the affects after there’s a transmission of a sexually transmitted diseases associated with the practice of sexual sin.
It’s not the cure that will deliver people from the consequences of sin. Finding a cure emboldens sinners to continue in sin.
Mayor Buttigieg, and all practicing homosexuals need to repent.
We that believe in the Scriptures, speak the truth in love.
We don’t want to see these people die in their sins and be judged by the Lord and cast into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
No one fights a firefighter that comes to save a person from dying in a burning building.
No one fights a lifeguard that risks his or her life to enter dangerous waters to save a person from drowning.
In fact, they scream………”Save ME!!!!”
But when a preacher risks his or her life to preach salvation to sinners, many turn away and condemn the preacher.
Such is Franklin Graham and many other preachers.
All we’re trying to do is share the only message of hope for ALL sinners, for Jesus to save them from their sins.
You could read the article about Franklin Graham here
What should be a no brainer when it comes to the Word of God, some rogue elements within the United Methodist Church is looking to sever its relationship with the main body.
But this same denomination gave their “spin” on abortion that makes the teaching of Jesus and the command not to murder of no significance.
In their statement, it seems that they gave deference to a woman that’s pregnant than to uphold the command of the Lord to not commit murder (see Exodus 20:13).
Like Eli, he honored man than to honor God (see 1 Samuel 2:29), allowing for perversion to remain in the leadership.
You could read UMC’s statement on abortion here
With this message of confusion, we’re not surprised of the “swamp” mentality within this denomination. Just as there’s a political swamp, there is no question that a religious swamp exists.
It’s Biblically known as “Wheat and Tares” (see Matthew 13:24-30).
When you capitulate in one area of sexuality, the other areas are next.
Regarding abortion, adultery and fornication is the fuel for abortion.
When two people refuse to discipline themselves in obeying the Word of God to abstain from fornication or adultery, the rest is history.
Now regarding the vile sin of homosexuality, gay, bisexuality, and transgenderism, when these things are debated among clergy to seek permission to officiate weddings and ordination of those practicing these things, to entertain a debate is crazy.
Many will say that Jesus entertained a debate on marriage and divorce in Matthew 19:1-9.
Within that debate, the argument ended when the Lord Jesus gave the Scriptures.
With the debate within the UMC, the debate should have ended when the Scriptures are applied. There should never be a revisiting of this debate in subsequent meetings over doctrine because Scripture ends the debate.
When a person asks a question regarding morals, the answer is in the Word and in the conscience of the person.
In other words, you’ve already answer the question.
It’s then a question of whether you’re going to obey the Lord or blatantly disobey Him, and obey the call to sin.
The UMC have their church doctrinal statement regarding their position on homosexuality. However, people that practice these sins want to insist on serving in their sinful condition, and endorse the sins of others by performing marriage ceremonies for homosexuals.
Since the main stream UMC refused to allow such practices, the practitioners of sin want to sever. They’ve stopped sending their offerings to the main body in protest of the denomination’s decision.
Now depending upon each church building, the fight for property and money will ensue.
This is part of the apostasy spoken of by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2.
Yes, even protestant main stream denominations that showed signs of dying or are already dead, are struggling to remain relevant to the world to keep seats filled.
It’s more about seats than souls. Empires over His kingdom.
God’s will takes a back seat to our will.
Pastors need to be paid, buildings need upkeep and maintenance, other social ministries need attention. Hitting them in their wallet is a malicious attempt to tie their hands to force them to capitulate.
No one is stopping them from leaving the denomination to continue in sin.
It’s not good that this happens but when a group of people insist on their ways, no one is stopping them from leaving to start their own denomination of homosexuality.
They’re intent on changing the course of an entire denomination to accept their condition of sin.
Sexual immorality will keep seats filled and in hell, keep hell heavily occupied with lost souls.
Holiness will empty seats on earth but those the remain holy will see the Lord (see Hebrews 12:14).
Please read the article from Fox News here