People get mad all the time.
Road rage. People stepping on your toe…….repeatedly and on purpose. Cutting in front of you on line. Calling you names that hurt.
Calling the sexually immoral “insane” doesn’t help, you might say.
Look at what you’re practicing. Ask yourself.
Is it normal or abnormal
Risking acquiring STDs and increase the chances with multiple sexual partners of acquiring an incurable disease? Ask yourself. Is this normal or abnormal?
My point isn’t to make you angry but to get you to see that what you’re practicing is irrational and insane.
Additionally, getting sane people to accept insanity isn’t good either.
Anger is “a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.”
But what does anger have to to with insanity?
When someone rejects who you are and what you do, or tell you that what you’ve said or done is wrong or insane, it’s very easy for anyone involved in sin to get very angry.
When it comes to sin, humans are territorial.
When anyone makes a declaration that what a person is doing is wrong, it’s very instinctive to become defensive. So with every thing they have, they will use every available means to vilify and silence any voice that’s against the sin of homosexuality, bisexuality, transvestism, transgenderism, queer, gay, and other vile sins.
The war is about refusing and fighting against sanity.
Remember. Sanity means healthy.
Insanity means unhealthy.
Why do people involved in homosexuality fight against sanity?
Sexual sins is a preference, not a class of people, and it’s not a race of people.
Sexual sins is a choice.
In Genesis 4, Abel brought to the Lord an acceptable offering. A lamb. Cain chose to bring fruit from the ground as his offering to the Lord. The Lord accepted Abel’s offering because this is what the Lord required.
Cain’s offering was rejected because he brought an offering that wasn’t what the Lord required.
Genesis 4:2-7 (NKJV Strong’s) “Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.
Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat.
And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”
Cain was angry (furious).
But look at what Cain brought to the Lord.
Fruit from the ground that’s worth far less than a lamb.
But notice also that even though the Lord rejected Cain’s offering, the Lord asked Cain why was he angry. Whenever the Lord asks a question, He’s not looking for information because the Lord is omniscient. The purpose of the question is to get you to see yourself.
Cain, no doubt, worked very hard to impress the Lord and it didn’t work out so well. Enraged, his countenance or his face fell. In other words, Cain was happy and now, he’s steaming white hot mad at God.
Cain went to great lengths to make his offering presentable.
It’s like you’ve spent a lot of time in the beauty parlor and everything you’ve done wasn’t enough.
But also note that the Lord gave Cain the answer.
Sin is always at the heart of the issue.
An offering of the fruit of the ground cannot take away sin.
So Cain took his anger out on his brother.
Blood is what the Lord want but not the blood of his brother, Abel.
A lamb, sacrificed, takes away sin.
Leviticus 17:11 (NKJV Strong’s) “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’
John 1:29 (NKJV Strong’s) “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
Homosexuals are furious that you don’t accept their condition as normal.
Transgenders are furious that you don’t accept their surgical reassignment as normal.
It’s insane to bring to the Lord our condition of sin when the Lord Jesus gave His life to redeem ours, to be free from the guilt and power of sin.
We defiantly demand, with furious anger, that God and true believers of Jesus MUST “love” and they MUST accept our “fruit of the ground.”
We work for Jesus and it’s our job to put our lives on the line, shunning our reputation, to reach into the “fire” to pull many souls out of the flames of their sins before they fall into the eternal flames as punishment for shunning the salvation of the Lord.
Talk about rescuing people from the fire, notice this Scripture.
Jude 1:21-23 (NKJV Strong’s) “…keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.”
So the question to homosexuals is “Why do you get angry when the Lord desires to make you free from the guilt and power of sin?”
It’s irrational to be angry when a firefighter runs into a burning building to rescue you. In fact, many will say that it’s irrational for a firefighter to go into burning building. But a firefighter gets paid to put his life on the line to rescue people so they wouldn’t die.
What Jesus did for all man, He did FREE OF CHARGE.
What the Lord Jesus did for us can never be repaid for the debt we owe is beyond the calculation of price.
Sinless, perfect blood.
It’s irrational for the Lord God to send the Lord Jesus to die for the sin of the whole world so that we wouldn’t die in our sins………..uhuh…
Paul called this “The foolishness of God.”
God did something irrational and yes, insane to deliver us from our insanity.
God seen the insanity of man and did something we would consider to be irrational.
His divine love for man.
If God didn’t love us, He never would have sent His Son to die for our sin to free us. Jesus didn’t die for sin so we could continue in sin, He died and was resurrected from the dead as a demonstration of God’s love to deliver us from the guilt and power of sin.
Which is why the world hates the Lord without a cause.
The love of sin keeps many people in the grip of sin.
John 15:25 (NKJV Strong’s) “But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’”
What did the Lord do to you that makes you angry at the Lord?
Is it because He said in His Word that homosexuality is an abomination (detestable/disgusting)?
The reason why it’s disgusting and detestable is that it violates the order that God established. This established order by the Lord is enforced by consequential judgment called STDs. It’s important to note that there’s nothing to get mad or angry over.
Just like if a person violates the law, is tried in court, is found guilty, is convicted of violating that law, they’re sentenced.
Lawlessness is insanity.
It’s mental insanity or mentally unhealthy.
It’s rational to teach people that it’s insane to commit sex acts with the same sex. Committing sex acts with a minor in either gender, is immoral, insanity, and irrational, as well as sex with animals.
Clearly, this is insane.
Sadly, insanity (unhealthy), is pushed to be normal but just because someone or a group of people make convincing arguments that sexual immorality is normal, it doesn’t postpone or prevent consequential judgment in the form of STDs from being acquired.
You don’t have to be steaming white hot mad at God. God didn’t do anything to you, but for you.
So don’t get mad or angry.
Be glad that the Lord sends His people to loving warn and admonish others not to participate in that which is insane to bring people back to sanity.
Prayer: Lord, I recognize that homosexuality is an abomination. It’s detestable and disgusting in Your sight. I believe that You’ve sent Your Son to deliver and to make me free of sin. Lord, I repent. I ask You to forgive and pardon me as You’ve said in Your Word. You’re merciful and full of grace and truth. Forgive me for being angry at You without a cause. Holy Spirit, make me a new creation in Christ. Give me strength. For in Jesus, you always cause me to triumph in Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Let’s start with the definition…….
1 in a state of mind which prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill:
• (of an action or quality) characterized or caused by madness:
• in a state of extreme annoyance or distraction:
• (of an action or policy) extremely foolish; irrational or illogical:
2 informal, chiefly US shocking; outrageous:
• astonishingly good or impressive; amazing:
mid 16th century: from Latin insanus, from in- ‘not’ + sanus ‘healthy’.
So what’s the opposite?
the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health:
• reasonable and rational behavior.
late Middle English (in the sense ‘health’): from Latin sanitas ‘health’, from sanus ‘healthy’. Current senses date from the early 17th century.
So in a nut shell, insanity is “not healthy,” and sanity is “healthy.”
Regarding sex, the healthy or sane approach is to search out the opposite sex, spend time courting, plan and participate in a wedding, consummate the wedding by copulation, work at and out the marriage, have children, foster genuine family.
Whether it be adultery, fornication, porn, masturbation, zoophilia, bisexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, transvestitism, transgenderism, sexual fetishes, etc.
Leviticus chapter 18 is the Word of the Lord regarding the immoral practices of sexuality that were common in the Canaanites. The Lord instructed the children of Israel not to practice what the Canaanites sexually practiced.
These immoral practices were outside the normal behaviors of males and females established by the Lord.
Genesis 1 deals with the creation of animals and humans.
Genesis 2 deals with God making a helpmeet for Adam and establishing the normal behavior of relationships that would follow after Adam and Eve.
Genesis 3 deals with the abnormality of original sin.
Genesis 6 deals with the universal perversion of humans and the judgment of the Lord that was imposed upon all man, except Noah and 7 others.
Remember, Noah “…found grace in the eyes of God.”
Noah didn’t want to have anything to do with the immoral perversions of man and saved himself and his family from the judgment of the Lord.
So it is with the time of Lot.
Lot was agitated or vexed with the perversion of males having sex with males.
In Genesis 18 and 19, the Lord judged Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sodomy is where males penetrate the anal of males, or participate in male on male oral sex which is…………insane.
Perforation of the large intestines is a serious occurrence.
The STDs acquired is consequential judgment imposed upon man for violating the command of God recorded in Leviticus 18.
Paul affirms this penalty in Romans 1:26-27 (NKJV Strong’s) “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
Cause and effect is a real issue.
They “…receive in themselves the penalty of THEIR ERROR which was due.”
Cutting to the chase, it’s very clear that the world wants you to accept this sinful behavior. In other words, sexual immorality is normal, and sane sexual relations.
But how could this be healthy if the results produce that which is medically UNHEALTHY?
And now laws have been passed to make this unhealthy behavior normal and if you say or do anything against these laws, you’re the one that’s insane.
If people were to warn of the consequences of this behavior, they’re the ones that’s insane, they should be sued, punished with fines, imprisonment, loss of jobs, revenue, reputation, and vilified forever.
Over the years, men wearing women clothing was a joke to laugh at, not realizing that these were the beginnings of an attempt to make homosexuality normal. If they could get you to laugh at it, they’ve achieved the goal of general acceptance.
Deuteronomy 22:5 and Isaiah 5:20 is very clear.
The world of sexual abnormality is pushed at everyone and it’s not normal.
The world no longer allows you the luxury of choice. They’ll give you an illusion of free speech and then pull the rug right out from under your feet.
Look at all the people in the entertainment and sports world that said a disparaging remark about the practice of homosexuality and everyone of them were forced to recant their statement, issue an apology, and go through some sort of “sensitivity” training.
Which is only re-indoctrination training.
I believe that true believers in the Lord should never verbally or physically attack the person but in the love and compassion of Christ, address the sin they’re involved in. Presenting the compassionate gospel of our Lord Jesus, and should they listen, lead them to the Lord in repentance and faith towards God.
True believers of the Lord hate sin and satan.
I believe that true believers should never be forced to apologize for warning the world of the prohibitions of sexual immorality.
I believe that true believers should never surrender, capitulate, or compromise the principles of the Word of God.
I believe that true believers must not accept insanity.
The Word of God tells us what’s normal and sane.
The job of getting people to accept being as insane as LGBTQ isn’t complete.
Even with transgenderism, man is changing that which was healthy into that which is unhealthy, then institute laws to protect this insanity, and if you can’t or won’t go along with their insanity, the world will penalize you.
For instance, if you call Jim, Jane, when Jim was a man before he was surgically reassigned, you’ve accepted his insanity. And you won’t be penalized by the world.
Why won’t you be penalized?
They have teeth called the enforcement of the law of man.
They knew that there would be people that wouldn’t conform to their demands.
In many indoctrination courses, it’s part of your employment policy.
If you violate their employment policy, you may not have a job.
You’ve become fearful of the man made law, and you fear offending Jane, who is Jim from birth. In other words, you’re forced by law and employment policy to be as insane as Jim.
It’s legalized immoral coercion.
If you call Jane, Jim, you’ve rejected his insanity, and that will get you in trouble with the law of man.
While you’re being normal, the world takes exception and they will do everything in their power to force you to conform to their insanity. Sensitivity classes, lawsuits, defamation of character suits, job and income loss, etc.
Part 2 coming.
Years ago, I attended a Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.
As a young teenager, newly saved, there were things that were good in attending this particular church and there were some things that I didn’t understand.
Generally, the sin of homosexuality wasn’t preached about.
In fact, sexual immorality was not one of those subjects either.
There were homosexual choir masters, piano players in the Baptist church I’ve attended.
3 or 5 have paid the price and are no longer on earth. To this day, I don’t know if repentance from dead works and faith towards God became evident in their lives.
I will say that I was “propositioned” by one of them, on a couple of occasions right after Sunday service concluded. But when you know that a male is “funny,” when you observed effeminate tendencies, even though you didn’t know anything about the sex acts of homosexuals, I knew enough not to consider it.
Of the two that remain, one pastors an inclusion church in California and the other still works in the music and acting industry.
Inclusion is just a cloak name for homosexual affirming house of worship.
In the Black community, “shacking up” or having a baby out of “wedlock” was clearly frowned upon. But it was not at an alarming rate.
In the 50’s and 60’s, single parenting were in the single digits.
One statistic declared that during the 50’s and 60’s, 70% of Black households had two parents, obviously male and female that were married.
I believe that this generation attended church services and held the reputation of a normal family setup to be in high regard. Folks didn’t like it when neighbors disdained such relationships that didn’t conform to Biblical standards.
But the one thing that I’ve noticed is that regarding homosexuality, it was much more a closet issue, but you’ve observed the tendencies. Especially among choir masters, pianists, and male choir members.
Now even though it appeared that among certain congregations that there wasn’t anything going on, don’t be fooled.
Every now and then you would hear about deacons and pastors sneaking around committing adultery and fornication, but also bisexuality.
For many that have been in church and observed these episodes, you may have had these scenarios where it ranged from blatant to covert, and everything in between.
But one thing is certain.
God and the Bible is constant and never changed, nor accepted any sexual immorality.
Numbers 25:1-4 (NKJV Strong’s) “Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor, and the anger of the Lord was aroused against Israel. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang the offenders before the Lord, out in the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may turn away from Israel.”
This may be the OT, but the Lord never changed His stance in the NT.
It’s called “consequential judgment.”
Romans 1:26-27 (NKJV Strong’s) “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
And when it came to entering into heaven in the condition of sin……
1 Corinthians 6:9-13 (NKJV Strong’s) “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
The Scriptures are clear that you can’t bring sin into heaven where the Holy Lord of heaven and earth dwells.
What happened in the houses of worship?
People, church leadership, and pastors grew weary of the commands of the Lord and tendencies, and preferences “suppress the knowledge of the truth in unrighteousness.”
Churches that accepted homosexuality experienced considerable decrease in attendance.
In the days where there were covert homosexuality, sort of like a “don’t ask, don’t tell” aspect, many churches had filled church services. However, once the pastoral leadership shifts into performing same sex weddings, people that maintained the standard of the Word of God voiced their objections and make for the exits.
But some have maintained their Biblical objection but remained members of that local church.
But why do people, church leaders, and pastors grow weary of the commands of the Lord?
A wide range or combination of answers.
Sadly, participation in sexual immorality is at the top of the list.
A person may develop an emotionally sympathetic attachment to sexual sins. Or there may be family members engaged in the sin of homosexuality and to tell them that they’re in sin is too much for them to bear.
Most people avoid confronting friends or family members and risk denying the Lord and His command to be holy.
Then there’s the outside “peer” pressure asserted by outside organizations or political connections.
These political connections lurk within many historic houses of worship.
To be outspokenly against homosexuality definitely risk any associations with those in politics.
Of course there were other vicious winds applying pressure for that local assembly to accept homosexuality.
While all of this went on, many family members were losing loved ones to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The consequential judgment of the sin of homosexuality manifested but what’s happened is that as long as homosexuals are “happy,” we could mitigate the disease associated with homosexuality by offering medical services, HIV/AIDS check for those practicing homosexuality, and other support services to give the appearance that this wasn’t judgment from the Lord.
The social agenda overshadowed the primary purpose of the local assembly.
The hijacking of the victories achieved by the Civil Rights movement was stolen by the elite homosexuals.
Some Blacks that worshipped in many denominational churches led by Black pastors gave in to the political, cultural, and social pressure.
The preaching of the Word of God regarding the Scriptures teaching that homosexuality is an abomination was deemed “hate speech.”
Yet, many Black people continued to acquire HIV/AIDS.
The Word of God offered a warning and deliverance from sin.
It’s like and it’s no different than turning away the help of a firefighter.
They risk their lives to rescue people but they turn the rescuers away.
But today, we’re seeing denominations or organizations of homosexual churches pop up. Instead of people turning away from sin, more people are assembling to honor homosexuality.
Many people in houses of worship have capitulated.
People’s attitude is that God must accept the way that I am.
People have demanded that God and His Word change and never the other way around.
The blame is squarely placed on the Creator and no responsibility for sin is accepted by fallen man.
Exactly what fallen man wants in order to continue in sin.
Just read Isaiah 5:20-21.
You could read the story here
The world will do anything to validate the confusion.
Teaching transgenders how to shave.
Folks. Get a grip.
Of course there will be disagreements, strife, arguments, anti sentimates, anti Bible people that pretend to be a true believer but operate covertly to aggressively attack the Word of God.
Sinners do this all the time.
First, they give a statement that appears to be Biblically sound and then release their venom.
True believers love the truth of the Word of God.
Everyone will make agreeable and disagreeable comments.
That’s because of the mental & spiritual variety of the cast of characters on earth.
One thing’s for sure.
The Bible interprets itself.
It’s ALL OF US that lack understanding and skill.
We all don’t know the entire Bible although there are some of us that pretend to know.
God made sure that He put in writing what He deliberately said so as not to be accused of lying.
So get a grip.
Now do something real simple.
Click the link and read the story here to get the facts of transgenders learning how to shave.
It makes no sense reproducing the same story to satisfy critics.
I can understand that PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BODY OF CHRIST ARE HEADSTRONG DIFFICULT.
Jesus encountered difficult people in His ministry.
Especially people in Levitical leadership.
But the Lord knew that they would be difficult and used that as part of the plan to bring us salvation.
John 12:37-42 (NKJV Strong’s) “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.”
Much like today in houses of Christian worship that “know their Bible.”
But you have to understand that the source is always pride in the heart.
We all get a little Bible knowledge and much like everyone of us, we want to set people straight. Believers spend their “ammunition” on friendly fire, wasting valuable time and energy battling against other believers to prove a point.
If we’re smart enough, we would stop deliberately shooting at other believers in friendly fire and start shooting at the enemy.
We all go through seasons, however, of corrections to bring us into a correct understanding of the Word of God.
Aquila and Pricilla helped to correct Apollos who only had knowledge based on the baptism of John. Apollos received correction by humbling himself and letting go of the teaching of the past, to more accurately preach the gospel.
Apollos could have said to them, “I have enough understanding, I don’t need any more teaching.”
Apollos would have become USELESS instead of USEFUL.
Heed Paul’s admonition.
1 Timothy 1:3-4 (NKJV Strong’s) “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.”
AND THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE HERE.
People causing disputes.
I also noticed that people love a squabble.
Proverbs 13:10 (NKJV Strong’s)
“By pride comes nothing but strife,
But with the well-advised is wisdom.”
People can’t let it go because that may be their only gauge of self measurement of personal validation.
Proverbs 16:18-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly,
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.”
Even true believers, from time to time, fall into the trap of pride.
But the world is full of people with pride.
1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV Strong’s) “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
Proverbs 16:28 (NKJV Strong’s)
“A perverse man sows strife,
And a whisperer separates the best of friends.”
They’re not happy unless they cause strife, contention, and division among the brethren.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.”
But people that sow strife can’t discipline themselves. They can’t help it. Like arsonists, the set a fire and then go across the street to watch people lose their homes or apartments, watch firefighters risk their lives to put out the fire, and then go home and pat themselves on the back.
Strife and watching people argue and fight is very psychotic. Clearly, perhaps, a mental disorder.
Proverbs 17:14 (NKJV Strong’s)
“The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.”
If contention on FB or other social media would cease, people will have peace in their hearts. But no.
Proverbs 22:10 (NKJV Strong’s)
“Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave;
Yes, strife and reproach will cease.”
It could be possible that people are angry, but this anger may be connected to transgression.
Proverbs 29:22 (NKJV Strong’s)
“An angry man stirs up strife,
And a furious man abounds in transgression.”
Proverbs 30:32-33 (NKJV Strong’s) “If you have been foolish in exalting yourself,
Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
For as the churning of milk produces butter,
And wringing the nose produces blood,
So the forcing of wrath produces strife.”
I find that people that constantly say, “we already know these Scriptures, nothing new” are like the Stoics and Epicureans in Acts 17 that want to stand around all day, or for that matter, wait on FB all day to get something new. But it wasn’t about getting edification.
No different than the “news” media.
And if all we do is give is the same Word of God each and every day, some people are bored of the Scriptures. It’s clear that when a person has a love for the Lord and the Word of God, it never gets old.
No matter how often we read the same Scripture, when we’re reading His Word, we don’t have it all. When we THINK we know it all, if we’re smart, we will immediately conclude that there’s something more. For the purpose of the Scriptures is to edify or build us up where we’re lacking.
TO make us better persons, mature in Christ.
Only immature people engage in strife and contention.
Let’s learn to remain teachable because when we lose being teachable, for we have died, and then we need for someone to preach our funeral.
For if our life is hid in Christ in God, we’ll stand before the ONLY ONE that knows it all.
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
Make no mistake about it. If you ask most professed Christians whether they want sin and Jesus at the same time, the answer would shock many of us.
But it shouldn’t because all we need to do is check the way we’re living.
We want sexual sins and we want righteousness.
We want homosexuality and we want God to accept our choice to keep sin.
We want adultery and we want to keep Jesus.
We want fornication and we want to keep Jesus.
We want bisexuality and we want to keep Jesus.
We want sex with animals and we want Jesus.
We want porn and masturbation and we want Jesus.
We pretend that we could be saved from sin but our actions show that some of us aren’t as saved as we claim to be.
Christian music or a “worship” experience can have a “positive” affect but when temptation comes, that “religious” feeling goes away and we find ourselves yielding to sin without putting up a fight to stop ourselves.
The very thing we’ve “repented” of invites us to be controlled by it.
The Lord confronted me and said “You’ve never repented.” “You don’t repent and then change your mind about repentance.”
Repent means to change your mind.
You don’t change your mind and then change your mind back.
The devil never hits you and I with truth. God hits you and I with truth and awaits our response. satan keeps the lies going and when we want to give ourselves an excuse to violate God’s Word and be lawless, we close our eyes, become blind and deaf, ignore or deliberately suppress the truth, and yield to sexual sins.
Paul mentioned that apostasy would take place in the last days, and then the “Day” of the Lord would come (see 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3.
It’s a deliberate renunciation of the Lordship of Jesus and the sovereignty of His Word, and completely surrender to the sin that easily beset us.
Some of us have gotten to the place where we’ve declared ourselves hopeless, and completely allow ourselves to come under the power of sin. We deceive ourselves, we’ve convinced ourselves that we’re no longer redeemable, condemning ourselves to the prison house of bondage to sin.
We give ourselves over to our urges and impulses with lascivious (absence of restraint and discipline) living.
We beat ourselves and then we reward ourselves with the pleasures of sin.
In every denomination, people are abandoning the true teaching of the Lord because of a thirst for sin. The believers watch too much of the world, allow the seed of the world to enter their hearts, and allow their sinful reasoning to overwhelm them.
When we watch too much of the world, it’s a matter of time before we become so consumed in our minds with the affairs of this life.
People are walking away from Jesus.
We’re not talking about people outside the assembly of the righteous.
We’re talking about people that were once overwhelmed with the love of the Lord. Overwhelmed with Jesus in their lives. Overwhelmed with living for God. Slowly, they drift away. Sometimes family and friends are used by the enemy to slowly suggest alternatives to the Word. To get them to “excuse” their sin.
Little by little, we find ourselves agreeing with what they do against the Lord, and we find ourselves compromising, capitulating, and surrendering to the madness within their fallen minds.
And that’s what satan was waiting for.
We give in because we either don’t want to fight, or we grow weary of fighting our mind and flesh.
This is what we’re seeing in many denominations and non denominations.
We quickly give in to our urges and desires to satisfy the flesh.
Not realizing that many people within and without the assemblies of the righteous, are flowing in that direction of apostasy.
There’s a difference between struggling with sin and calling it quits with the Lord, however, when we habitually fall into sin, it’s just a matter of time before we find ourselves on the brink of making a decision to walk away from the Lord for good.
Hebrews 6:4-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “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.”
These are consistent end time signs.
People are permanently walking away from the Lord.
It’s been reported that 20% of people in the last 2 decades have ceased coming to a local assembly. To put it in perspective, just because a person goes to a local assembly, it doesn’t mean that they know the Lord.
So going to a local assembly is a poor indicator of kingdom growth.
In that same statistic, more people in the Catholic religion leave their Catholic assemblies than people that attend true protestant assemblies.
But again, we should take this with a grain of salt because we don’t know where people stand in the Lord, whether saved or unsaved.
Those that commit apostasy will never be allowed to come back according to Hebrews 6:4-6.
Salvation was never meant to be a revolving door.
You can’t play for two teams. You can’t deal for satan and deal for God.
Pick which way you want to go.
We need to make up our minds to never put our hand to the plow and look back.
We need to not look back as Lot’s wife, and turn into a pillar of salt.