This is a subject probably least discussed but in the midst of the greatest pandemic in history, we see that there is a considerable risk of acquiring full blown AIDS during MSM (Men having sex with men.)
The government and the public has put out many ads about getting tested and the amount of people infected with this disease, as with other sexually transmitted diseases goes underreported.
The fear of discovery and the treatments that men and women face is embarrassing to them but that’s the price of shame when sexual immorality is committed. That’s the down side in the natural, but this “shame” could be avoided if a person refrains from committing any sexual sins, including the vile sin of homosexuality.
For the last few years and during the Obama administration, there has been a campaign to normalize homosexuality. Anything with a sexually transmitted disease is not normal. Men having sex with men and women having sex with women is not normal. And everyone knows it.
To legalize it with “marriage,” and discrimination legislation, homosexuals are hoping that if the general population would accept them as normal, then everything would be fine.
But the failure of this agenda of normalizing homosexuality, in all honesty, hasn’t dissuaded the diseases from manifesting. There is a price to be paid when people engage in risky behavior and sadly, millions, if not billions have suffered for it.
According to one particular sight, these are the “types of cancer that are known to be associated with HIV/AIDS include the following:
Anal squamous cell carcinoma
Primary CNS lymphoma”
Men having sex with men carries a considerable risk.
These are just a few of the risks associated that the media and other outlets will deliberately refuse to get over to the general public.
When you hear in the news of certain people, notable people who have been discovered or rumored to have had sex with boys, and they’ve died of cancer, one can’t help but connect the dots. And depending upon the person that may have acquired cancer, it may not be the case.
Because we will never know until afterwards.
Then why write this blog?
The answer is very simple. It’s now common determination that same sex sins reveal a considerable risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS and when a person receives cancer, it is determined by the medical field that that person has full blown AIDS.
If a person never had sex with another person of the same sex, then this blog is a mute point. When there is even the hint or allegation of men having sex with men, and cancer shows up, the preponderance suggests that homosexuality may be at the root.
That’s why not all cases are homosexual cases.
But when it comes to accusations, rumors, preponderance of evidence, and other substantiated and unsubstantiated information, when you see that a person involved, whether alleged or not, in homosexuality, we can’t close our eyes to the trail of dots that lead to a common conclusion.
For instance, the death of Zachary Tims.
NYPD found a “white powdery substance” in the hotel room where his body was found. The mother of Tims had the medical examiner’s report sealed until a judge ordered the unsealing of the cause of death almost a year later.
The emotional heat of protecting her son from the stigmatization of being a pastor on drugs was too much. Especially when you are a well known pastor.
It was a common conclusion that many have known all along that Zachary Tims never recovered from his past. The combination of sexual immorality, alcohol, and drugs will always be prevalent.
So, in the heat of any discovery, we want to cover up as much as possible, a person’s past so as not to taint a person’s vision of what prominent people appear to be when the “light’s, camera, and action” is on.
Sometimes we deceive ourselves because we just can’t believe that such a death happened in such a way. We want, so bad, to believe the best of others, which is what love demands. But love, in that same chapter (1st Corinthians 13) “does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth.”
While love covers a multitude of sins, love still “does not rejoice in iniquity…”
That’s the Biblical balance that few believers and pastors have a problem with balancing.
I do not believe that we should bring harm or disgrace to those caught in the trap of sexual, drug, and alcohol, or money, and food addictions, but we must all learn to reach into the admonition of Paul with balance.
In the quest for pointing out the sins of other, we fail to use the full import of Matthew 7:1-5. Paul admonished that we must “Take heed lest we fall….” Too busy demonizing and not mindful of demons lurking in our own thought life.
To avoid one story, to cover up a story is deception. To “angelize” (made up word- not in Webster’s) people and pastors is a grave mistake.
Too often we try so hard to overwhelm our minds with what good people have done but leave out the tragedy of sin entering the life of people and leaders.
Hoping that the good that they’ve done would outweigh the bad that they’ve done.
Grace is about learning how not to be so overbearing or extreme about either side.
For anyone that is a pastor, it gives anyone with common sense, pause to reflect circumspectly, about how we are living our lives before the Lord.
I said all that to say that when a person dies of cancer, and it is unrelated to homosexuality, that is one thing.
The other thing is that the evidence is clear that anyone that is known to practice this transgression of homosexuality, will eventually experience its tragedy of dying a horrible unnecessary death.
Death by cancer resulting from homosexual relations is avoidable.
But worse than that is the fact that unless there is genuine repentance, and faith towards God, appropriating the blood of Jesus, the Bible tells us that “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
That’s why when not enough information is forthcoming, many people will declare that it’s none of our business. When there is speculation, many people will say that it is none of our business.
And that’s true to an extent.
But when the dots become big and the evidence is overwhelmingly forthcoming and apparent to ignore, do we continue the charade, or do we COME CLEAN?
One of the biggest lies ever told.
There is no such thing as safe sex.
Notice the name on this package of condoms. Trojan. Its phrase meaning is “work very hard.”
When a condom breaks or is touched in any way, or when contact is made even after sex with a condom, death works very hard to kill you.
Sounds like Proverbs 14:15 to me.
John 8:44-45 says “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.”
“Safe sex” is attempting to give a “false sense of security” to help you decide to take a risk to enjoy the pleasures of illegal sex.
As the Scripture points out, the devil is a liar and a murderer.
He doesn’t care about you and he will lie to you just to kill you.
The episode with Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive and has had unprotected sex is another worm (the information about safe sex) that crawled out of the can.
Psalm 107:7 says “Fools! Because of their transgressions and because of their inquiries are afflicted.”
After reading this article from CNN about “Safe Sex,” the world still preaches its lies.
If someone were to walk up to you and say that it is perfectly safe to touch the 3rd Rail with 700 volts, you would look at them crazy.
If someone were to walk up to you and tell you that in that room is uranium and that it is perfectly safe to go in that room without protection, you would say that they are insane.
We do not have a problem with these apparent inherent dangers that you need protection or completely abstain from entertaining any thought to touch electricity or stand in a room where there is uranium.
But when it comes to having sex with someone that has HIV, we seem to have lost our ever living minds.
We have fooled ourselves into thinking that the pleasure of sex is worth the risk of acquiring what is the most destructive disease of sexual immorality.
With the many “medical advances” to help people cope with the acquisition of HIV, there is no escaping of the end result.
The time that they would have had is taken from them because of engaging in the sin of adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and or bisexuality. The pleasures of this life were too enticing to pass up.
The result is clear.
Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
When you work, you expect to get paid.
When you work sin, you must expect to get paid death.
However, there is hope.
“….the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Everyone loves a gift. God gave Jesus as a gift to man to be free from sin forever. We do not get free to continue in sin (see Romans 6:1). We receive the gift and we stay free of sin. Otherwise, “the wages of sin is death.”
Do not be foolish. There is no such thing as safe sex except within the confines of one man and one woman, joined in holy matrimony till death do they part.
The only safe sex is either abstinence or fidelity in marriage.
Anything more than this, and there is no safety guarantees.
Where there is even the slightest risk, all bets are off.
The story regarding safe sex could be read here.
My Christian friend, Kevin, from Connecticut emailed me a very disturbing revelation about homosexuality. I give him the credit for sharing this very revealing information about the certainty of diseases that accompany the false pleasures of the sin of homosexuality.
For many in the world that push so hard to make homosexuality normal, there is disturbing information that the mainstream media refuse to openly discuss. However, it is discussed on the Internet, but again, you will not find one major news media put this information out. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS (although PBS does have award winning documentaries on this subject).
But the only remedy that the world wants is a human medical cure. We all know that any human medical cure for sexually transmitted diseases is a bonus for those that commit sin. Because if there is a cure, the commission of sin will continue.
We all know that certain immoral sexual activities that humans commit in acquiring these diseases is consequential judgment.
With the acquisition of these diseases, we are just finding out that the normal cures for most STDs are being defeated as the disease mutates and counteract the medicine. In essence, the disease has learned to counter the code of the medicine and destroy the medicine before the medicine destroys the disease.
These diseases were documented long ago. The inherent dangers of MSM and WSW is crystal clear. Yet, man defiantly insist on having his way, diseases be condemned. But on the contrary, the person committing the sin is condemned already (read John 3:17-21).
That’s why they try desperately to suppress, denounce, or change the literal interpretation of the Bible, oppress true Christian believers, and create human laws to force everyone to agree with sin. You could change, alter, ignore, and write all the laws you want, but there is no altering, changing, or ignoring the diseases associated with these sexual sins.
No man can pass a law to tell STDs to stop and desist.
Practice homosexuality, or any sexual immoral acts, and the consequences must manifest.
Homosexuality is a clear and present danger.
To ignore the inherent dangers associated with the sin of homosexuality as a mega-threat to the entire human race is fool hearty at best.
The results are clear when you engage in sin.
“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
As much as LGBT would like for you to think otherwise, the choice is clear.
Life or death.
Pick one, because you cannot have both.
The article comes from EarsToHear.net, which could be read here.
There was an interesting article about contracting HIV/AIDS in the Black community. That it is more to it than the sin of homosexuality. Well, they made a list of “side issues” to detract from the main issue.
To be very blunt, when you, as a man, put your penis into the anus of another man, the results are well documented. When a man sticks his penis in the mouth of another man after it has penetrated the anus, the results are well documented.
There is no question about the residual causes (intravenous drugs, HIV by birth, etc.) associated with the sin of homosexuality but MSM is undoubtedly the root cause of HIV/AIDS. Make no mistake about it. Why hide the truth?
Jesus said, “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Since man doesn’t want to be free, man chooses to stay in bondage to lies and deceptions to continue in the sin of homosexuality.
My blunt statements, and the blunt statements of many others that voiced the truth is what the LGBT community intentionally run away from and they will make every attempt to keep the truth from escaping the closet. By vainly attempting to normalize the sin of homosexuality, we see that there is nothing normal about what homosexuals practice.
We all know that the truth is already out but to keep blinding the minds of man, statements like what I’ve read will do the job.
This is not hate language. You’ve never read that I hate you.
God knows how to love you and hate you at the same time.
God’s face is against the wicked. God’s Word is against the wicked. But the love of God is offered to the wicked. Yet, because of a deep love for sin over righteousness, the wicked will not come to the love of the Father. This love has a time date stamped on it.
Your death or the coming of the Lord, which ever comes first.
In love, I share the love of Jesus by telling you the truth because you and I do not have much time left on this earth. For some people involved with any sin, truth becomes too much to bear when the convicting power of the Holy Spirit comes. In that conviction, you will either accept the truth and repent, or “suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
The proof that what is shared as truth is when you suppress the truth.
You are not being forced into accepting truth. You can reject the truth but ask yourself whether or not it’s a risk you are willing to accept. After death, comes the judgment. If you are in Christ, after death comes the reward of the Father’s love.
The purpose of conviction is to get the message over to you that what you are doing is in direct violation of the Word of God. When the flashing lights of a police car are behind you, you may have violated the law. Such is the case with the Word of God. Like flashing lights, you are violating the law.
You might be able to fight a police ticket, but no one can fight against the Word of God and win.
When you practice sin in violation against the Lord God, there is the consequential judgment applied to every act of deliberate sin. Touch fire and you will get burned. Drink poison and you will get sick and or die.
“Behold, all souls are Mine;
The soul of the father
As well as the soul of the son is Mine;
The soul who sins shall die.”
No matter how practicing homosexuals want to legitimatize the sin of homosexuality, the results will always be the same.
The wisdom of God overrides the will and laws of man every time.
Man can make laws to outlaw Christians and the Bible. Man can make laws with penalties attached to force Christians to be silenced and perform weddings of homosexuals. Man can make whatever laws they want, but to be very clear, I will deliberately disobey man’s law to legitimize the sin of homosexuality.
I’d rather be judged by sinners and be found guilty of disobeying man’s impotent laws that transgress the Word of God than to be judged by God for obeying man over God.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:27-28
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Face it. God is way smarter than man because He is the Creator. No, God did not make man to be homosexuals because man was created in the image of God. Sin came when Adam transgressed the commandment of God. As a result, death came into the world.
However, through the expiatory death of His Son, when we repent of sin and forsake sin, we can have eternal life.
You have every right to believe that the Bible is a fairy tale. You have every right to not believe that Jesus died for your sins. You have every right to make any law you want. But you can’t stop death. It comes for every man.
Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die after this the judgment.”
Since death is true, judgment is true.
Ask yourself this question.
“Do you know why man must die?”
If you have a better answer than the Bible and a better solution than the Bible, we are waiting to hear what you have to say.
The article about why African Americans make up 50% of all HIV/AIDS cases could be read here, but make no mistake about it, it’s the practice of homosexuality that is the root cause of HIV/AIDS. To think otherwise or to provide smoke in mirrors is folly.
In Puerto Rico, there is a new strain of HIV/AIDS that is making the rounds. This kind mutates and kills faster than previously diagnosed HIV.
So you still think that being a homosexual is your right? There is no question that you believe that you have every right to sin against God and His Word. But the consequences is clear.
Think about it a minute.
When you commit sin against God, you are only asking for the appropriate response to sin.
Same sex marriage?
Well, this is what every single homosexual must face.
Contracting the disease.
Romans 1:18-32 is there for a reason.
Your argument that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality fails the justice test.
However, the mercy of God is extended to every one caught in the web of Secret Sexual Sins.
Make all the laws to permit SSM. The Word of God stands above all the laws of man.
You can’t pass a law to annul HIV/AIDS. You cannot pass a law to annul death. You cannot pass a law to tell God to go away.
Every day, you wake up wondering if you are infected. Every day you wake up wondering why you didn’t listen. Every day you wake up, you ask yourself how long do you have to live.
This sense of hopelessness can turn into hope.
Jesus said, “Therefore if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”
If you have been diagnosed with this strain of HIV, as long as you are alive, you could repent and give your life to the Lord.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
This offer to believe has a “sell by date.”
The coming of the Lord or your death, which ever comes first.
But why die without believing that Jesus is Lord and that the Lord God raised Jesus from the dead?
You cannot believe in Jesus and live in sin, otherwise the death of Jesus to die for our sins is in vain. Remember. Jesus didn’t die for our sins so that we could continue in sin.
“Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not!” Romans 6:1
The story regarding this new strain of HIV could be read here.
Another pastor has infected women with the HIV/AIDS virus at a local church in Montgomery, Alabama.
This has been in the news a while but for those that know how wrong this is, perhaps we need to reemphasize some things.
There is two sides to this story.
1. A pastor has no business in Secret Sexual Sins.
2. A pastor has no business fooling around in adultery and fornication in the congregation.
3. A pastor has no business having HIV/AIDS.
In my new book, Secret Sexual Sins II, I shared, by the Holy Spirit about orgies in the church. This is not to say that an orgy took place where he simultaneously infected several women in one session, but it is to say that there are unregenerate people in the church that claim to be saved and they are not. This episode in Shiloh is a hot mess.
As a reminder, the Lord did something in OT Shiloh.
The sons of Belial, Hophni and Phinehas, the sexually perverse sons of Eli, were killed in battle when the Lord brought judgment on the children of Israel for their wickedness in Shiloh.
The Philistines took the ark of the Covenant and the wife of Phinehas, while giving birth, named her child Ichabod. The mother perished at child birth.
Ichabod means “For the glory of the Lord departed.”
So it is at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The candlestick was removed and that place is full of perversion and darkness.
God’s presence departed.
There is always that remote possibility that a man could be infected from a woman that has HIV/AIDS, however, there is also that possibility that this pastor is bisexual. Regardless of how he contracted it, his fate, and anyone that he had sex with, is sealed.
You expect him and the women he committed sexual immorality with to be repentant but he, and quite possibly they are not.
In fact, he is claiming to be supernaturally healed by God. A claim that is as frivolous as calling himself God. I’d like to see several doctors confirm that he is healed. Chances are that this claim is highly false, misleading, and a flat, bald face lie from the pit of hell.
He assumes the pulpit after sharing with the church of his sexual sins. The church leadership attempted to remove that pastor. The pastor changed the locks to the church and took control of the church finances. At this point, the church board is looking into taking legal action.
This is nothing short of a belligerent blatant power control by this sinful pastor.
One of the things that we must understand is that we all must render an account to the Lord. The things we possess on earth are not ours. In a moment, he and those sexually immoral women could close their eyes for the final time and it’s over. And if they are unrepentant, it is expected that they would lift their eyes up in hell. Then be judged by God before the Great White Throne and cast into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone (see Revelation 21:8).
One moment of sexual pleasure is not worth an eternity in hell.
Sadly, for many, it will be the unfortunate, inevitable case.
Ezekiel chapters 18 and 33 tells us that “The soul that sins it shall die.”
Because we see no repentance, there is no question in my mind that should this pastor and female congregants fail to repent, they will end up in hell. For the Bible says, “Be not deceived….neither fornicators…..adulterers…shall inherit the kingdom of God.” and “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, but adulterers and fornicators God will judge.”
To the “judge not” crowd, the Bible already judged the unrepentant. Because according to John chapter 3, they’ve condemned themselves. It is only on this side of the land of the living that they have a chance to repent and be saved. After they close their eyes, there is nothing that can be done.
You’ve preached them in to hell. No. I didn’t sin. They sinned and they must be paid the wages of sin (see Romans 6:23). The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is up to them to take advantage of the gift of God. Should they fail to take advantage of the gift of God, then the wages of sin must be paid to them.
When you work for satan, you will get paid, and satan will not pay you.
To protect those that are in deliberate sin, unless they repent, they will go to hell. To avoid hell, they must repent. It’s funny how people want to avoid saying this for fear of offending folk. I’d rather be judged by the world than to be judged by God. Because when God judges, it is final. And God already judged in His Word that this is what happens to those that refuse to repent.
Here is the other side of the story.
There are eight types of perverse women in the book of Proverbs.
1. Sexually immoral woman (Proverbs 5:3).
2. Seductive woman (Proverbs 2:16).
3. Harlot (Proverbs 6:26).
4. Adulterous (Proverbs 6:26).
5. Loud (Proverbs 7:11).
6. Rebellious (Proverbs 7:11).
7. Evil woman (Proverbs 6:24).
8. Foolish woman (Proverbs 9:13-18).
Not every woman in Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church fit the bill of these eight types, but if several women were infected, it seems to me that he was not going to stop. And it seems to me that immoral women would not stop either. Then again, we do not know how many others were infected that have yet to report any involvement with this pastor.
There used to be a day when sanctified elderly women would see sexually provocative women come to church and tell immoral women to go home and change clothing.
There used to be a day when holy, consecrated elderly women demanded that the younger women dress modestly so as not to sexually provoke men and in particular, the pastor.
According to 1 John 3:6, “Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.”
When you are this blatant with sin in the facility that houses the professed believer, it is clear that sinning is as easy as breathing air and drinking water. There is no regard for the terror of the Lord. There is no fear of God before their eyes. They are not afraid of the Lord at all.
When more than one woman has been infected, it is clear that this pastor knew what he had and took advantage. But not so fast.
Women talk in church. It is impossible to not know. There is more to this story than meets the eye. Sadly, it’s like this in many places in the Body of Christ. One pastor told me of a church in Harlem, NY where the same thing is happening as far as the adulterous club environment is happening. The congregation won’t leave because like in the article from Black Christian News Network, they make un-Biblical excuses.
Like….“He’s a pastor, but he is human.” This is a lie from the devil every time. When you hear this statement coming from a woman, it is a clear indication that sin is lurking. We can never make excuses for sin. To be sympathetic for sin as opposed to be sympathetic for the standard of holiness puts a person at grave risk of being an enemy of God according to James 4:4.
The last thing you want to be is an enemy of God because of your love for the world and the things of the world.
The sad thing is that there is a standard to hold them by which they have denied. The Word of God, which is the inerrant, infallible Word of God that they’ve deliberately jettisoned.
Is it possible that he took advantage of emotionally unstable women?
Were they all emotionally unstable?
Immoral woman hunt for pastors because women gravitate to “anointed men.”
Some of them are on a deliberate demonic assignment to trip up the pastor sexually. And there’s demonically assigned pastors that attract unsuspecting emotionally unstable women.
So with this story, there is more to follow.
Click the link here to read the particulars from BCNN.
I watched a Frontline documentary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America made around July of 2012.
Just because people fail the standard, it doesn’t mean that the standard had failed in and of itself.
When I watched it, I wasn’t stunned about the statistics but what stunned me was the way they depicted God and the preacher, and the church as aloft and unconcerned about the disease. There is truth in this but the way that they spun this, the piece made the church look like it’s completely out of touch. That’s because they’ve heard from preachers that they do not want to touch the issue.
There is no doubt, or denial that this mindset is present in pastoral leadership across the nation.
From the standpoint of sexual immorality operating in pastors and churches, there is truth. We are guilty of hypocrisy without question. We are also guilty of not preaching and living what we preached. We are guilty of giving up the standard of holiness. We are guilty beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt.
And there is no excuse!!!!
Several years ago, when the disease was identified, a person said that each person will know of a person diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
He was not kidding.
While the information was crucial, it was almost as if, no……it was that they blamed God for the maladies of man.
Psalm 107:17 says…..”Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted.”
In one part, a homosexual man was in church and the pastor said that a homosexual spirit is in this church. The pastor proceeded to where the homosexual man was and laid his hands on him to cast that devil out. The homosexual proceeded to grab the arm of the pastor. The one thing that we have to understand about demon power is that when they are in the house of the Lord, they will do everything to stay in a person.
But the homosexual’s lover told the pastor and the pastor proceeded to “minister” to the homosexual. In other words, the pastor had inside information and that became the reason why the homosexual was able to grab the pastor.
Had it been a supernatural manifestation of the Holy Spirit by a “word of knowledge,” then there would have been a greater chance of deliverance.
His homosexual lover set him up and the results gave the appearance that God cannot deliver a homosexual.
Then they had Magic Johnson.
When he came out an announced that he was diagnosed.
Magic said that all the Laker teammates didn’t want Magic to be on the team, including A.C. Green. A.C. Green is the believer of Jesus on that team and Magic was surprised that A.C. turned on him too. Well, the Bible is clear about sin and unrighteousness. Magic was hurt because A.C. Green and Magic were close.
However, A.C. Green had a Biblical standard and mandate to stay holy before God. Magic, at anytime, could have stopped the adultery, but he choose not to. The results speaks for itself.
Psalm 107:17 “Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted.”
A.C. Green and Magic “made up” but again the damage was done that believers of the Lord Jesus Christ are not loving, insensitive, and intolerant of sin and sinners.
A preacher in the South had put up a sign that said something about the HIV/AIDS epidemic came by way of homosexuality. He was persecuted and ridiculed. A homosexual man came behind that piece and said that God loves all His children.
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
You see, in order for someone to be His child, you must be born again. If you are not born again, you cannot be His child.
Once again, the world has made the Lord God out to be wrong. The followers of Jesus are wrong. And the Bible is wrong.
The documentary showed a young lady that became HIV infected and blamed the government for not educating her. There was a segment where in the school the abstinence curriculum was taught. The educators know that the teens are having sex, Biblically called fornication. However, they blame abstinence as the failure when educators, they claim, must include other ways to protect themselves.
Acts 15:20 “Abstain…….from sexual immorality.”
1 Thessalonians 4:3 “Abstain…….from sexual immorality.”
1 Peter 2:11 “…abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul…”
In these three powerful verses of Scripture is God’s rule to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.
Psalm 107:17 “Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted” became their epitaph.
It was a deliberate act to defy abstinence.
And if that weren’t enough. There were men and women that were finding HIV positive mates to hook up with. It is a statement that they had nothing to lose. Instead of repenting and seeking God, they choose to “hook up” and continue in sin.
There is also a segment where a woman married a man, but the man deliberately withheld information about a blood test one year before he married her. She discovered her husband’s test results in his Bible and she confronted her husband about it. She got tested and two weeks later, the results came. She ended up HIV positive. They’ve since divorced but the damage was done. They went through a pre-marital counseling session with their pastor and he taught them not to have secrets between each other.
As a result of keeping his HIV a secret, she is now positive.
There was another segment where this HIV/AIDS man was allowed to teach HIV/AIDS to children in the church. Not from an abstinence perspective or that homosexuality is a sin, but to give them information about protecting themselves. Sadly, they do not see that this approach is a failure because young people today are still having homosexual contact.
SO, the best thing to do is to operate from a fall back position.
Let them explore their sexuality but if they contract the disease, it’s alright. We will take it from there and give them all the information they need to get through the discovery.
Psalm 107:17 “Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted.”
There was another segment where they showed president Bush offering billions of dollars for the AIDS crisis in Africa and it was lauded as one of the most positive defining moments in US history, but here in the United States, the suffering continues. With just the African American population alone, we would rank 16 in the world in dealing with HIV/AIDS. A while back, every 39 minutes someone would be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Every 10 minutes is the new bench mark.
Just a few blocks from the nation’s capital is the District of Columbia. Columbia, by the way is a goddess. In this district is the highest epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the country. And as far as same sex marriage is concerned, should we be surprised. Feverishly, they’ve been trying to gain a stronghold in stopping the epidemic of HIV/AIDS by passing out needles, condoms, and educating people, but this effort is not even working and they know it.
One preacher was standing on the street corner and he was helping to pass out clean needles. He declared that the church “dropped the ball” on this and that the church was no where to be found in the community. In that community where they are having a drug epidemic, there were 22 churches.
So much for prayer and evangelism.
You see, you can pray all you want, and that’s what we are supposed to do. Jesus said that “My house shall be called a house of prayer.”
But we could be so wrapped up in ineffective praying because we are ineffective in evangelism. Granted, also, the world is resistant to the gospel, but that is no excuse not to be doing what we are apposed to be doing.
They claim that since handing out needles, drug use is not on the rise? The point they are making is that they are doing something to attack the epidemic, but in essence what they are doing is fostering the promotion of fornication, adultery and homosexuality, drug use, and alcoholism. IN other words, they are not preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS but encouraging the continual use.
You see, the Bible is clear about how to avoid it all together. But people will not listen and do what the Bible says. First, they must repent. Then they ask God for forgiveness. Then the Holy Spirit comes in to the heart of a man, and they get born again. Then they take the teachings of Jesus and apply it to their lives, to live holy before God.
All around them are supposed to be houses of worship where people are taught the Word of God. However, you cannot make people live out something that they do not want. Nonetheless, the “Ark” is there. At anytime, a person could turn their hearts over to the Lord, but people refuse to do so. And yes, because the preacher and the saints are not living the way they are supposed to, they are ill-equipped to lead sinners to Jesus.
A sinner cannot lead another sinner to salvation.
However, one thing is for sure. There is a copy of the Bible that is easily obtainable. In fact, just google the Bible and there you have it. We are without any excuse. At anytime, we could call it quits with sin and live righteous lives in obedience to the Holy Scriptures.
Just because people fail the standard, it doesn’t mean that the standard had failed in and of itself.
Then in the last segment, there were people in a church that were homosexuals, and HIV positive.
It gave the appearance that the Lord was no longer there and that man has to do this on his own, without God.
Instead of seeking the face of God in repentance, they defied the Lord.
It was as if they raised the flag of defiance against the known will of God.
It would have been something if they would have all fell on their face before God and ask for mercy, but they didn’t.
Instead, they kept saying through the documentary that Endgame for HIV/AIDS must come.
In that entire segment, there was no mention of the cause of all of this, with the exception of one preacher.
Sin is the reason for the condition.
When we decide that we have had enough of living according to the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life (see 1 John 2:15-17), then the power and guilt of sin will be a thing of the past. The Lord Jesus destroyed the power of the devil, the guilt and shame of sin on the cross. The only thing that we have to do is accept the provision of grace through faith, obey the Word of God, and the Lord will help us.
What could the church do in the mean time?
Keep preaching and living the Word of God.
What about those that just can’t abstain and they fall into sin, and end up with STDs?
You be available to walk them through the process of deliverance. IF it all possible, have support groups and resources available. But most importantly, it means nothing if their names are not written in the Book of Life. You might be able to help them with human resources, but death is certain to come for us all. It means nothing if a person passes away, and they do not know Jesus.
Eternity is a long time. You may have gotten help with natural things, but it means nothing when you close your eyes for the last time, and they close the lid of that casket.