Proverbs 18:13 says “He who answers a matter before he hears it,
It is folly and shame to him.”
Then verse 17 says….“The first one to plead his cause seems right,
Until his neighbor comes and examines him.”
There’s two sides to every story. We love to assume that we have the whole story when in fact, we only have a very small piece.
I am guilty of this in many ways. Including hearing this situation regarding Fred Hammond doing a gospel album with Snoop Dog.
I answered a matter before I heard it.
First, we all know what the Scriptures says in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
There must be a distinction between the believer and the unbeliever. There is no equality with the righteous and the unrighteous. There can be no fellowship with light and darkness. NO accord with Christ and Belial. Etcetera.
Based on this premise of Scripture, and another one in James 4:4 that friendship with the world is “enmity with God.”
When it comes to these two Scriptures, it’s very easy to put on the Pharisee hat and attack something without hearing the matter.
Based on actual fact, not word of mouth or hear say, this story is more than what meets the eye.
First, I didn’t directly apologize when I should have for acting and saying something without some knowledge as to what is really going on behind the scenes. We make these mistakes to crucify any Christian that may be sent by God to be the one that may be instrumental by God to reach someone that others may not be in a position to reach.
The only thing that I will say about additional insight that some or most of us are not privilege to see or know, is that we who are in the Body of Christ are zealous for the Lord. But we must never let zeal cloud our judgment based on assembling and segregating points of Scriptures to justify a point. In many cases, we pontificate our points and blaspheme anyone with a plausible view. We do take it personal and we must never that mistake.
We do a better job attacking the people that are legitimate in the Body of Christ than attacking the forces of darkness.
Consider this Biblical example. The disciples were upset at Jesus for talking to the woman at Jacob’s well. As the woman said, “Samaritans have no dealings with the Jews.”
Jesus ministered to her anyway because something bigger than inner fighting among cousins would take place. The whole city came out to meet Jesus all because Jesus didn’t condemn the woman to hell but offered her living water. In another incident, Jews bought a woman caught in adultery. Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. GO! And sin no more.”
We have learned the art of condemning people before hearing the matter.
It is called “Rush to judgment.”
We’ve established a tradition over the commandment.
Jesus said “Go into all the world” and we’ve established a tradition of “condemn all the world.”
Jesus said, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Why is it that we want to call fire down (see Luke 9:51-57) on those that need the fire of His compassion, not to excuse sin, but to save them from sin?
Have we become so detached from the power of the gospel that we quickly condemn, not only the world, but anyone that may be used as an instrument to reach the world?
We’ve therefore, established the tradition of condemning the people whom God might be using to win a soul into the kingdom.
We all know the dangers of the world diluting the power of the gospel. We’ve seen where “Hip Hop” has and is continuing to have a demonic influence on young Christians that never bring fruit into maturity because of never disassociating themselves from the world and it’s music.
We know the dangers of a well known minister of the gospel in song to join a man of the world to do a “gospel album.”
The world has a nasty habit of making worldly music appear safe to listen to.
And when you add to the mix any “gospel” to the world, it is a potential trap for darkness to lord itself over unsuspecting believers.
But on the flip side, what if the Lord is using Fred Hammond to reach Snoop or his faithful listeners?
Jesus still knows how to plant seed in places where we don’t believe His seed has a chance. Jesus still knows how to reach the lost when we’ve failed miserably. Jesus still knows where the fish are and casts a wide net into the deep, even when we don’t “approve.”
What if the Lord knows something that we do not know?
We think that we know everything that God is doing.
Is the gospel powerless or powerful?
Who gave us the right to say that God would never use Fred Hammond or Tasha Cobbs or anyone for that matter in the music world? With Tasha Cobbs, I do not have all of the information so the jury better remain out on this one. As wicked as Hip Hop is with its demonic purpose, darkness cannot force light to another part of the room.
Look at what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 5:9-10…..“I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.”
Is Fred Hammond keeping company with Snoop Dog?
When we mean keep company, we mean celebrating and participating in smoking dope, sexual immorality, partying, clubbing, hookers, harlots, porn, solo and acting out sex with prostitutes.
There is a difference between “keeping company” and being among people that may or may not be involved with sin.
What if this is Snoop’s last chance for coming to Christ and Fred Hammond’s gospel track is the seed planted to start something happening?
Who are we to tell the Lord how to do what He does best without anyone’s permission?
When you were in the world, God did everything to reach you. The Lord is doing the same for Snoop. Like it or not.
I didn’t know this and my daughter ran information to me that Snoop’s mom is a preacher and has been praying for her son to come to the Lord. Could this be the one thing in this album that shows signs of the Lord getting ready to manifest a “glorious salvation?”
We do not know, but to rush to judgment and answer a matter before it is heard, is folly and a shame.
I do not endorse Snoop’s gospel album nor do I recommend listening to it IF Snoop is not legitimately saved. We’ve all seen what happens with the world that take on doing something for “God.”
Separation from the things and activities of the world is different from celebrating and participating in the things of the world.
To my knowledge and based on first hand knowledge, Fred Hammond neither celebrated nor participated in the past or present worldly activities of Snoop Dog. Let me also say that making a gospel album saves no one. Knowing the Lord in the pardoning of your sins in repentance and receiving salvation, being born again by the power of the Holy Spirit is the way to salvation.
Participating in a Snoop Dog gospel album raised serious eyebrows.
In fact, it brought about wrath from some segments of the Body of Christ on Fred Hammond.
James 1:19-20 says…..“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
Many of us believe that we should remain separated from the world and not bother with them. However, when Jesus is found among the world in the nation of Israel, he gets a puzzled look from His disciples who would later be commissioned (Pun intended) to do the same.
Before they turn away from the Lord there was a couple that sang a song “Jesus, With Skin On.” We are the one that is to be salt and light in the world. Who are we to withdraw our light or the light in someone else because they were asked to do a legitimate gospel track?
Let’s be careful and not be quick to condemn unless we know without a shadow of a doubt that legitimate believers celebrated and participated in the sins of the world. When such irrefutable evidence of collusion in sin is confirmed, it is expected of us to sound the alarm to warn the believer.
But when there is no evidence, the rush to judgment is no different from answering a matter before we hear it.
Many will not like what I shared. That goes with the territory. But I am not absolute and God is. All of what we say is subject to be judged by God.
If this is a plan to save Snoop before it is too late, let’s not interfere with how God may be doing this. Based on inside information, not hear say, this plan to save Snoop was in the making 17 years ago on Snoop’s tour bus. That’s all I will say about it.
Could it be that God is using a man that isn’t supposed to be here?
Fred Hammond told a story of his about him being aborted almost. Could it be that God saved Fred Hammond’s life just to be used by God to get Snoop into the kingdom? Could it be that Snoop’s mother’s prayers may be answered because somebody prayed to save Fred’s life in the womb?
Gamaliel said a few words of wisdom that I will share to this new generation.
“Leave these “men” alone. If this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing, but if it is of God, you CANNOT overthrow it-lest you even be found to fight against God.”
Since exposing his pornography habits on Oprah a few years ago, we see that a “gospel artist” will do anything to make themselves bigger than life.
We all thought that Kirk was doing a good thing in revealing to the world that he had a pornography habit.
A bad mistake.
As Paul said about taking personal issues before the world to be judged, the principle is to be applied. We can’t lay before the world our issues because the world has no moral standard to judge a child of God by. And the world has no power to help a person who may be a sex addict to be delivered.
As one person puts it in Dr. Michael Brown’s book “A Queer Thing Happened To America,” “they are trying to get God delivered.”
The world, by way of the devil, is trying to convert God and the holy saints of God.
As I have stated, no one watches porn and not act out in masturbation, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, or bisexuality.
It’s no reason not to believe that Kirk Franklin has involvement in masturbation; masturbation is considered by some to be the beginning stages of homosexuality. And if my memory serves correct, I don’t think Kirk mentioned anything about masturbation when he revealed his porn habits to Oprah.
I could be wrong.
Plausible as well as controversial as this later statement is, we all know that in porn movies and instruction videos on masturbation, it is the last and most difficult habit to break. That’s why men and women who practice masturbation will reason, wrestle, and fight anyone to keep this Secret Sexual Sin at all costs.
If you love masturbation more than the Lord, your relationship with Jesus is questionable at best. To love anything more than the Lord is an indictment on your holiness. Having a form of godliness but denying its power (see 2 Timothy 3:5).
In fact, if you are bound to masturbation, that is, you can’t stop it, you are a slave to your lust to fulfill the desires of the flesh through solo sex (see John 8:32-36 and Romans 6:15-23).
The demons behind porn are some of the strongest ever. Sexual immorality is the one thing that few escape from. Obviously, the highest levels of demon power are operating in the sin of homosexuality and the abortion industry as far as child sacrifice is concerned.
The strongholds of this nature that are permitted to be built in the lives of people affects families, churches (rogue and righteous), communities, politics, and the economy.
We all know that when you go against homosexuality, you are going to a fight that may cost you.
Every time we see a gospel artist come out in favor of homosexuality and make the righteous church out to be the bad guy, we know that this play in the devil’s playbook came from satan himself from the Garden.
Kirk is not the first to claim to speak for the righteous church about “apologizing” to homosexuals. Granted, name calling is beneath a true child of God, but those that stand for righteousness according to the Scriptures have nothing to apologize for.
The name calling comes from intolerant of righteousness, sinful, disgusting practitioners of homosexuality to deflect the truth about their indefensible sin.
It would be in the Garden that the devil makes God out to be the bad guy and the devil out to be the good guy.
The people that do not know their Bibles will fall for this from Kirk because they are sympathetic to the sins of this world than they are to being obedient to God.
There is a reason behind their thinking.
Compulsive masturbation, if Kirk hasn’t brought it to a stop.
The love of sexual sin.
And then, there is Carlton Pearson who came to the rescue of Kirk Franklin.
There are a lot of professed believers that still do not believe that Carlton went off the deep end. In fact, many people believe that Carlton can still repent and come to the Lord.
The Scriptures on false teachers and prophets are clear.
That’s why I walk away from folk because where God is closed minded in the Scriptures regarding false teachers and prophets, we too must be closed minded. We can’t be like David who fasted and prayed all night long for a child, conceived by adultery and murder, to live when God already closed His mind about it.
When it comes to false teachers and prophets, 2 Peter 2, Jude, and when Jesus said about the Pharisees being blind and to leave them alone, we too must do the same.
Hebrews 6:4-8 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.”
Leave them alone in the sense that they made a decision to walk away from the Lord. When they come out with their statements, we need to attack it and bring the correct Scriptures to bear on what they say.
Have you ever noticed that none of them bring the correct teachings of the Scriptures to bear with their statements? It’s all said on their reputation because they, over time, became believable to certain people according to Proverbs 14:15.
Men and women who have a following can’t say anything wrong. And if you dare bring the correct Scripture and apply it to what they have said, you are “touching God’s anointed.” You are putting your “mouth on the man of Gawd.”
Folks that are gullible for this stuff are the worst offenders of the Scriptures. If they would make the time to understand that God is against homosexuality, and all sexual sin, there wouldn’t be a problem.
But because people are caught in sin, they will use the very Scriptures that denounce sin to announce sin……is all right. We make all sorts of excuses when we see men and women fall into sin.
Have you noticed that when a pastor is caught in sexual sin and is disgraced, the mistress is never mentioned?
Because a woman can do no wrong and she is just a victim.
What a lie from the devil.
Notice that the writer of Hebrews said, “it is impossible…”
That’s the closed mindedness of God.
No prayer can overcome what God declares to be impossible.
But didn’t God say that “with God all things are possible.”
When it comes to asking the Lord in accordance with His will according to 1 John 5:14-15.
This is not about prayer and seeking God about supplication and requests.
This is about apostates that turn their backs on God deliberately.
It is “impossible.”
Carlton Pearson is an apostate.
Regarding Kirk Franklin, James 4:4 is applicable here. When you are an enemy of God, you are against the Scriptures. When you are against the Scriptures, you are against the God who gave the Scriptures. When you are against the God that gave the Scriptures, you have no chair to sit in when the music stops. And even if the music is playing and you got a chance, it’s a false sense of security.
So let us not kid ourselves.
These are the last of the last days and more demarcation is taking place.
A clear indication that when people take the side of the world, the devil is about to take anyone with him to hell that is willing to accept the lie over the truth.
It’s time to move away from personality worship and get as close to the Word of God and God and endure to the end to be saved.
The deception will continue and strong delusion sent by God is in the atmosphere. To see who really wants God or foolishness.
By the way. What was it that we’ve known all along?
That sexual immorality in the lives of “gospel artists” is still a stronghold and that people that pretend to know the Lord are imposters.
The article from EXMinistries regarding Carlton Pearson and Kirk Franklin could be read here.
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.
- 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.”
A “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.
There is no need to elongate this second rebuttal to EXMInistries.
Lonnie Poindexter, of Freedom’s Journal Radio Show, corrected me about a recent resignation that took place of a clerk due to her religions faith regarding issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals.
In a nutshell, Brother Lonnie said to me that if the righteous resigns, we leave a vacuum open for evil to assume office. That this is exactly what the devil wants. Righteousness to vacate. This was in response to a post on FB, that I commended the stand on Biblical truth but I never commended the resignation.
Lonnie Poindexter’s point was well noted and received. He is correct to point out that if the righteous walk away, the darkness moves in without a fight.
This is called by my fellow abortion abolitionists (Abolishhumanabortion.com) “Righteous resistance to evil authorities.” Acts 5:29.
In fact, the post, if I remember correctly, included the link to a story about a clerk resigning and EXMInistries concurring with this resignation. That this is what’s supposed to happen.
This is what EXMinistries and others supporting resignations want. For Christians to resign.
Then in using a Scripture that some of us may be familiar with (see Matthew 22:15-22)….“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s….” we see that Scripture twisting is the norm, even for believers that should know well their Bibles. The issue was about money. “Who’s inscription is this Jesus asked,” Caesar’s inscription was on the coin. The question was about Jews paying tax to Caesar. This ties in succinctly with Romans 13. Romans 13 is the concurring Scripture regarding taxes, not homosexuality.
Nice try, by the way, to twist this Scripture.
But now, what about homosexuality? Is there a law that specifically states that “homosexuality is the law of the land?”
The answer is simple.
There is none.
So Caesar can’t get what Caesar wants because there is no law of the land.
I find it very hard to believe that people can’t grasp this simple statement, but then again, I shouldn’t be surprised because these are the last days and some of us didn’t get the memo.
From a Constitutional perspective, there is no law in the Constitution regarding same sex marriage. The 10th Amendment is clear that any law, according to governor Mike Huckabee and senator Ted Cruz, and other Constitutional scholars/attorneys, that there is no specific law in the Constitution governing marriage and that such laws are to be given by the states. That’s the 10th Amendment.
School Prayer, Abortion, and now, Same Sex Marriage has all been “phantom law” on the misapplied 14th Amendment “Equal Protection” Clause. The original intent of the 14th Amendment was about race.
According to the 10th Amendment, states govern the laws regarding marriage.
Kentucky has no laws on homosexual marriage, and the Constitution has no laws on marriage. Plain and simple.
So the question is very simple.
“What law (of “Caesar”), if any, did Kim Davis break, whether Constitution or Kentucky law that specifically stated that a clerk MUST issue a marriage license to homosexuals?
If a law was created by the U.S. Congress and or Kentucky legislature, please state that law so”Caesar” can be served.
All I am saying is that if there is no law, then Kim Davis was unlawfully imprisoned for a law that doesn’t exist. Secondly, the Supreme Court has no way to enforce the law but leaves that up to the lower circuit or county courts. What we are saying is that there is a clear usurping of the Constitutional process of establishing laws to create a law that doesn’t exist. In other words, Genesis 3:1-7 just happened all over again and we didn’t pay attention.
If Kentucky had a law on the books regarding SSM, then this is a “gotcha” moment, but there is no law.
We can cut to the chase by answering this question mentioned above.
Romans 13 is clear that all authority comes from God.
So you mean to tell me that we are to obey a law from man about the sin of homosexuality? Then that means that God has to raise from the dead all those that commit sexual immorality, including the ones that were destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah, and apologize to them.
NO need to go any further than this. Answer these questions, citing a law or laws that legalized homosexual marriage, and then we can move on.
Until then, if you want to continue being blinded by the world’s version of the greatest hijacking of law in history, by all means, go ahead.
Just ask me for a pillow when you hit the bottom of the ditch.
The YouTube video posted by EXMinistries can be seen here.
There is an interesting article from one of the most powerful ministries that was posted on my FB comment.
EXMinistries has been on the cutting edge of uncovering the secrets behind HIP HOP music. In particular Christian HIP HOP and other areas, such as The Illuminati, Greek Letter Sororities, Freemasonry, Catholicism, Thieves In The Temple regarding praise and worship “artists,” and other areas as it relates to the conduct of Black people, & pastors in our churches today.
We are grateful for their insights to help us understand how demonic activity has invaded some segments of the Christian church.
The last thing that we need is for Christians to disagree. However, we are aware that disagreements is part of the territory.
In their latest article regarding “Christian Disobedience?,” I do have to share a word that will rebut EXMinistries’ article.
However, before you read my rebuttal, EXMinistries‘ article could be read here.
Having just read the article, I disagree. I believe that we are to be law abiding citizens but not when there is a blatant law against following the Word of God.
And we should never follow a law where a law doesn’t exist.
Here is why.
1. Kim Davis did follow the law.
She is an elected official that followed the law to the letter. There is no law specifically ordering a clerk to issue a marriage license to homosexuals.
1. The U.S. Constitution has nothing to say on marriage between one man and one woman.
2. There is no law in the U.S. Constitution authorizing homosexual marriage. Therefore, there is no law on homosexual marriage for the Supreme Court to rule on.
3. Kentucky law has nothing to say about ordering the clerk to issue a license to homosexuals.
4. There is no law in Kentucky authorizing homosexual marriage.
Here is the law in Kentucky.
402.005 Definition of marriage. As used and recognized in the law of the Commonwealth, “marriage” refers only to the civil status, condition, or relation of one (1) man and one (1) woman united in law for life, for the discharge to each other and the community of the duties legally incumbent upon those whose association is founded on the distinction of sex. Effective: July 15, 1998 History: Created 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 258, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1998.
2. 5 Justices hijacked the 14th Amendment.
What is the purpose of the 14th Amendment?
Here is the 14th Amendment.
14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in a nut shell.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “life, liberty or property, without due process of law” or to “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” By directly mentioning the role of the states, the 14th Amendment greatly expanded the protection of civil rights to all Americans and is cited in more litigation than any other amendment.
The Equal Protection clause is about equal treatment of races, not sex or as they would put it “sexual orientation.”
The Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges is about homosexual marriage certificates being honored irrespective of States’ laws on marriage. That homosexual marriages are to be honored on the same level as heterosexuals.
Hence, marriage equality.
In other words, to accomplish equality, they must suppress the ageless institution of marriage between one man and one woman as inerrantly given by God as taught in the timeless infallible Word of God.
Because certain states have laws on the books that prohibit homosexual marriage and the elite leaders of homosexuality knew that this is a major problem in their pursuit of dominance and control in the United States.
We all know that this homosexual agenda is a clear and present danger to the United States.
How is it a danger?
1. Homosexual marriage re-writes the rules of traditional Biblical marriage as we know it.
2. It is a danger to Christians practicing their faith which brings the convicting power of the gospel.
We must remember Paul’s word in 2 Corinthians 2:14-16.
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.”
They are trying to stop this aroma for a long time.
In essence, what 5 justices have accomplished is to give practicing homosexuals a race status by invoking the power of the 14th Amendment.
Homosexuality is not a race.
Homosexuality is a sin.
Homosexuals are not a race.
Homosexuals are people that practice the vile, disgusting, and nasty sin of homosexuality.
This propels polygamy into a race status. This propels pedophilia into a race status. This propels zoophilia into a race status, equally protected by the law.
The moment sin is legal, it brings every illegality into the status of the 14th Amendment. Equal Protection.
Man did not make up marriage. Marriage is the ageless institution from God to one man and one woman.
The argument of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is a flawed argument for well known monumental reasons.
What the world is telling the child of God to do is when you come to work, leave Jesus and His standards at the door. You are not permitted to live by your Bible.
You are commanded to live by our rules irrespective of your conscience. Respect our rules and laws while we disrespect your moral conscience and God’s law.
The 1st Amendment gives us this protection against governmental tyranny.
Here is the 1st Amendment.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“Prohibiting the free exercise thereof” is what Judge Bunning did to Kim Davis.
In essence, because there is no law stating that a clerk MUST give a license to homosexuals, the judge legislated from the bench, stating that this is the law of the land, where there is no law made by Congress, and incarcerated Kim Davis for contempt of court. This intimidation tactic was designed to suppress her right to exercise her religious objection to issue a marriage license to practicing homosexuals.
Homosexuality is condemned by God in the Scriptures and there is no need to run references with the exception of Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:18-32.
We must also remember the Civil Rights movement was born out of civil disobedience to laws that were already in the books in the states.
Again, I remind you that there is no law in the books regarding homosexual marriage in the U.S. Constitution or Kentucky law, but in the Civil Rights movement, civil disobedience was warranted because there were laws in the books. Hence, the Civil Rights laws were created by the only law making body in the United States.
So how can Kim Davis be illegally tried and unlawfully incarcerated for a law that doesn’t exist?
It’s judicial tyranny.
Finally, the “law of the land” argument is a “phantom law” argument.
Congress can draft and make laws. Not any judge and not the president.
There is no “law of the land” made by Congress for homosexual marriage to be legal in the United States.
Kim Davis did her job and she is to be commended for civil disobedience to a law that doesn’t exist.
I can understand the intent behind “Christian Disobedience.”
Lately BLM (Black Lives Matters) has been approving the killing of police officers, unlawful uprisings to destroy property, and other vicious forms of destruction to make a point.
With the Kim Davis incident, there is no comparison.
She did what Acts 5:29 says, “We rather obey God than man.”
Romans 13 teaches every born again believer to follow the laws of God’s appointed ministers that oversee the orderly activities of man. When the laws of man conflict with the Word of God, we cannot uphold, support, or obey a law of man that clearly violate the Scriptures. Even if it means losing our job, incarceration, or death.
In the 1600’s the puritans came from England to America to avoid religious persecution.
Now this persecution is about to engulf this once great land where freedom was sought. We do not pay enough attention to why they came. We are only interested in turning this once great nation into a land of immorality. For this to happen, morality must now be a thing of the past and anyone that says anything about God or the Bible must be snuffed out.
This only brings the wrath of God on this nation. As Christians, we must guard ourselves from anything that demands the suppression of the right to exercise what we believe in the Word of God.
God would never instruct us to disobey Him and obey the devil. And God would never instruct us to disobey man’s law that is in harmony with God’s Word.
Again, it is not lawful or right to tell Kim Davis to quit her job because she did her job in accordance with the law. As Kim Davis said, she was voted in as an elected official. Only the people that voted her in can vote her out. The judge has taken a page out of persecution, we respond according to Matthew 5:43-48. But we also respond by honoring God and His Word above man’s unjust laws.
We must also remember that the children of Israel perverted justice and changed the commandment of God by upholding their traditions. For this, they are severely judged, even to this day.
Until there is a specific law stating very clearly that a clerk MUST issue a marriage license to homosexuals, and until there is a change in the law from the Kentucky legislators of 402.005 Definition of marriage, civil disobedience is a page out of Acts 5:29 and commendable of the greatest Civil Rights struggle in US history.
We must remember that homosexuals are also liars in accordance with John 8:44.
They will go to great lengths to get a child of God to compromise. It is best to err on the side of the Word of God against the sin of homosexuality than to accommodate the sin of homosexuality.
Man’s temporary persecution is far better than God’s hot displeasure.
It is obvious that Kenneth Copeland is caught in a web.
The video of Tony Parker, and then the Pope is an unmistakeable attempt to join catholicism with protestants. But the response is rather interesting from KCM. I’m sure it was a close staffer and not KC himself, unless I’m mistaken.
The first post is from an individual that pointed out the breach.
★★★☆☆ Well I have to be honest and am sure this will be removed. I grew up watching Kenneth Copeland and always have respected him as a very anointed man of god. But in this dire time while prophecy is unfolding at an alarming pace and so many are being misled we must follow the Holy Spirit. I am wary to continue following a beloved man of God after watching him endorse the Pope in the misleading of believers that there can be a unity of all religions that is not under Jesus Christ. So I will continue to follow warily as the spirit leads and watch for more information.
This is the response from KCM.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries Hello Kris, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Brother Copeland did not endorse the pope or the Roman Catholic Church. He was simply asked to pray as a believer for him. In addition, I have attached a link to our blog about this matter for your review:
http://kennethcopelandministries.org/2014/02/watch-pope-francis-message-calling-for-unity-in-the-body-of-christ/#.U6QW_hbXnFJ God Bless You! – Team KCM
Watch Pope Francis’ Message Calling for Unity in the Body of Christ
On Jan. 21, 2014, Kenneth Copeland Ministries was blessed to receive a personal video message from Pope Francis. The attendees of KCM’s annual Ministers’ Conference.
It is clear in the video that there was no need Kenneth Copeland to outright say that “I endorse the pope and catholicism.”
To have Tony Parker preach at the Eagle’s Nest Church in Fort Worth, Texas, Copeland’s deliberate calculated response, and the viewing of the pope’s response, is a clear endorsement.
We must remember that the system of Catholicism is not Biblical. To stand shoulder to shoulder with the system of Catholicism is a clear violation of the Scripture. It is a declaration of treason to the Word of God. This is the problem with Catholicism.
Works versus Grace.
There is no question in our minds that the differences are there and to completely ignore them just to have a little “unity” is not what the Lord Jesus intended.
Major doctrinal differences exist and there is no reconciling of these differences unless the system concede to the Word of God given to us by the Holy Spirit in the work of Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and John Wycliffe and others.
Go back over the video of Tony Parker and you will see that there is no concessions from the Catholic system. The burden of concession was placed on Christians that believe that salvation is by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
It doesn’t take much for us to see that in an emotionally charged service, people will not wake up from such emotions to stick with the truth of God’s Word. That’s why Proverbs 14:15 stands true.
“The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”
The Message Bible says this verse as a paraphrase.
“The gullible believe anything they’re told; the prudent sift and weigh every word.”
And that’s the spirit of the charismatic circles and WOF (Word of Faith) circles. You could read the Word of God without prudence and considering well your steps and step into something that you can’t or refuse to wipe off. Hypnotized and mesmerized in a “spiritually“ (more like an emotionally) charged atmosphere, an unsuspecting believer will walk into a bear trap and ignore the pain after the trap snaps shut.
In the video, Kenneth Copeland did pray for the pope as requested but Kenneth Copeland prayed…………..in other tongues.
Let me take the time to address the use of tongues. I realize that there are believers that do not believe in the speaking with tongues, so please bear with me.
There is two ways to understand tongues.
1. Other tongues as in Acts 2:4.
2. The gift of tongues as in 1 Corinthians 12:10.
Other tongues is the personal prayer life of the believer that is initially filled with the Holy Spirit.
The gift of tongues is given by the Holy Spirit and requires the gift of interpretation (not translation of languages).
There are three categories of the gifts of the Spirit.
1. The Utterance Gifts or gifts that say something under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
a. Gift of Tongues.
b. Interpretation of Tongues.
c. Prophesy. (Edification, edification, comfort 1 Corinthians 14:3).
2. The Power Gifts or gifts that does something under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
a. The Gift of Faith.
b. The Working of Miracles.
c. Gifts of Healings.
3. The Revelation Gifts or gifts that uncover something under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
a. The Word of Wisdom (Regarding people places and things of the future).
b. The Word of Knowledge (Regarding people, places, and things of the past or present only).
c. Discerning of spirits (Regarding seeing things in the realm of the spirit-visions/dreams).
The tongues that Kenneth Copeland was using required Interpretation of tongues but it appears he was just praying in other tongues which he should have been praying to himself and unto God.
Nothing wrong with that except there is a place in Scripture that governs such use of tongues in a service or even in private with other believers.
Here is what Paul said about it.
1 Corinthians 14:6-14
“But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching? Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played? For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?
So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance.
Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me. Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.
Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.”
So just as Paul shared, it was never known what was spoken and there is much speaking into the air. In other words, without meaning, significance, or purpose. Just a lot of noise.
Since there was no understanding of what was prayed over the pope, at best we pray that common sense would prevail over this debacle.
If, after watching the video that you didn’t get a sense of being uncomfortable about how they went about this, perhaps you need to read the history on Catholicism.
I am not denying the fact that we all need prayer and that we are to pray.
Having said this, in looking at the response from KCM, it appears that there is a clear avoidance of the issue.
There was more to it than just praying for the pope……and KCM knows it, otherwise, there would be no need to have Tony Parker preach a message about Protestants coming back to Catholicism.
Tony Parker’s message is crucial to win the other KCM partners to accept Catholicism as a safe place to associate. This is nothing more than Babylon pulling in unsuspecting ministers and ministries to further dilute the power of the gospel by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Just like the lead ant (scout) that goes, when he signals to the others that it is safe, the other ants will follow.
Then, at the end of the praying in tongues, Kenneth Copeland asks Tony Parker to video tape a message in response to the pope’s response.
Words to the effect that “We are prepared to meet with you for an audience with you, sir.”
Now, if there was no endorsement, why have an audience with the pope? When it comes to the system of catholicism, it goes crosswise of the Bible, and we know it.
Unless in that audience with the pope, Kenneth Copeland is prepared to communicate the unflinching position of God’s grace by faith, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, such a meeting will be viewed as a clear compromise of epic proportions.
So the FB response to a comment by KCM avoids the issue and is a clear deflection of the issue at hand.
As I’ve said in one blog…..“Direct questions requires direct answers.”
The further enveloping of charismatic Christians to surrender the protest and come under the system of the whore of Babylon is an unavoidable goal because of the end times.
We must also remember that the first charismatics were from the Catholics in the 1960’s.
The very elect is being deceived or we are seeing Jude 4 play out before our eyes.
How could this be resolved?
The resolution of this is very simple.
To bring you past information, here is a post from this blog posted by EXMinistries with G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett.
Once again, EXMinistries is on the mark with truth.
My only goal is to pass along to you all truth that the church fails to accept on a weekly basis.
Now when you look at the title above, I know you are saying, “What!”
At the beginning of this remarkable episode by G Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett, Brother Moffett did some research and then it all comes together to make sense. Some of you will remember Todd Bentley, the tattooed, vision of angels “evangelist” associated with the revivals. He committed adultery and married his mistress. Well known prophets and “apostles,” prior to the exposure of his sins, endorsed his ministry. Tattoos and all.
Well, Todd Bentley and his new wife are back but with a surprise.
Well, when you watch this episode, you will see that the sects of local assemblies and camps like Pentecostal and Charismatics have introduced and permitted this “circus” atmosphere and called it the Holy Spirit. Sensationalism replaced the simple living out the life of Jesus. If what you are doing in church is not spectacular, you are not having church.
What does this have to do with Secret Sexual Sins?
Anytime you are dealing with anything outside the norms of the Scripture, Secret Sexual Sins is not far behind.
With scandals happening regularly now, we must assume that these people that purport this stuff may be associated with porn and self gratification; which is more common with pastors and preachers than you think.
Some will demand proof. Just ask them a simple question after their scandal is exposed.
Is porn and masturbation a frequent occurrence in your life?
Some will say that this too personal and it’s their business. Well, Jesus knows about it anyway so Luke 12:2 is in play.
All the while, what has happened is that we’ve introduced simple or gullible believers into Eastern religion.
Notice Proverbs 14:15
“The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”
Even at Prevailing Word Ministries over the last 19 years (since 1994), we’ve tried to grow something by doing something that was never authorized by the Lord. We’ve been institutionalizing, and project-icizing, and pushing things to attract people when all we need to do is simply…..
“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe what things I commanded you.”
Instead, we have been bringing the world into the house of God and the thing that usually follows the things of the world is sexual immorality.
The tares have replaced the wheat. In fact, overrun the field and we are in a frenzy trying to keep up with all of the shenanigans to make disciples after ourselves so we can look successful. Make ourselves appear as if we are something when we are nothing. The gospel of Jesus Christ, in its purest form, is cheapened to a sideshow on the boardwalks of Coney Island, Brooklyn NY.
There are many people that will say that we should not be spending time tearing down other ministers and what they are doing. Folks, you need to get a grip and look at why we may be the most ineffective bunch of believers the world has ever seen. We don’t witness. We have spiritism prayer meetings, and we rebuke the truth and accept the lie.
We’ve decriminalized sin and criminalized righteousness. We are hypocrites of the highest order. We can’t stand the truth. If we were to really look at ourselves, the Lord Jesus would look at us like the Pharisees and Sadducees of the day. We have replace the commandments of God with our own traditions. We are not close to God, We are so far from God that we try to justify His absence by “feeling good.”
The house is more interested in “feeling” God than obeying His Word when the time comes “apart” from a church service. Anyone can look holy in church, but let a woman with hot pants and cleavage walk by. Let a bare chested man walk by you. Or watch a movie to watch your favorite hunky man fornicate or have adultery with a hot babe. Nothing but soft core porn. Or go to the Internet and click that hot babe. so you could masturbate later or on the spot.
Just like the OT, with idol worship, we become temple prostitutes where an orgy in the church takes place every week, both physically and spiritually. It’s called a house of harlots instead of the house of prayer.
So much for having the Holy Ghost.
And now, take a look at this video and pay attention.