Back in the 1980’s, a large quilt was made to remember those who passed away from AIDS. It seemed like it became a symbol of sympathy, pain, heartache, and memorial. The names and words to remember them by, tied people together. For it is there that the pain of their suffering is there and, perhaps, it may even serve as a place of trying to heal, obtain some sense of closure, or just to freeze a moment in time where that person remains alive.
It is very easy to be emotional about a quilt and the people that died to make this quilt possible. Sometimes, our emotions can cloud the true meaning behind their deaths.
The sin of homosexuality leading to acquire AIDS.
But the quilt of memorial also serves as a reflection of how tragic, and how deadly a disease could be.
Every 39 minutes, a person is diagnosed having contracted the HIV/AIDS virus. It is no longer an isolated incident. It is a worldwide pandemic that shows no sympathy to those contracting the disease by sexual immorality or women passing the disease to their child through pregnancy. Intravenous needles by drug use and transfusions. Accidental needle pricks, and other means.
This makes this disease a very unforgiving disease should acquisition takes place.
Several years ago, I ministered the gospel of Jesus Christ for salvation to my cousin. He contracted AIDS. I didn’t know what were the circumstances that brought about how he contracted the disease but there is always a God connection with every human story.
As a side issue, but important to note. I didn’t know this until after my mom passed on a bright sunny Sunday afternoon on August 23, 1998. Several years before her passing, she never went to church. But one day, the Lord saved me and my backslidden mother (please do not assume that this a disrespect when I mention my mother’s spiritual condition but until you read a situation correctly and call it what it is, you will never be truthful), returned to the Lord.
Incidentally, while my mother was recovering in the hospital after giving birth to me, her first son born out of wedlock, I was told by my mother that a preacher came into the room and he told her that I was going to be a preacher. This prophetic word came to pass on Saturday, September 7, 1979 at 7:30 PM in the lower level of Zion Baptist Church, in Brooklyn, NY. during a divine prayer encounter with the Lord during our Young Adult Evelyn Lowry Choir rehearsal.
For years during and after her backslidden condition, my mother was in search for her long loss sister. Earlier in her search, my mother didn’t know how close she was to ending her search because the lived in close proximity in Brooklyn and they didn’t even know it.
But God knew and that’s all you need to know sometimes.
A little background about my mother. She, Aunt Millie, and my late Aunt Leona were a church singing group that went around Blacksburg, VA, singing in various churches.
Anyway, Aunt Millie eventually moved to Wyandanch, New York and my mother Shirley, remained in Brooklyn, NY. Aunt Millie served the Lord and was either a Missionary or a Deaconess, but more importunely, she knew Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Anyway, after years of searching, the long lost sisters finally met.
Aunt Millie told my mother about her son in the AIDS ward and my mom asked me to go see him, so, I went.
The one thing about the Lord is that intersections of life always lead to an encounter ordained by God for one specific purpose. To win them to the Lord and to make sure their name is written in heaven.
I led him to the Lord and he is in heaven, with Jesus.
What do you do when a loved one has HIV. It turns into AIDS, and other complications come. What do you do?
The first thing that you have to do is be true to Jesus.
In Matthew 10:34-39, Jesus said……
“ Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to “set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter- in- law against her mother- in- law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. ’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
You cannot love your siblings, parents, or anyone else more than Jesus. It doesn’t mean that we be cold, callous, distant, or disrespectful. It means that you love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind (see Luke 10:27).
To love the Lord means that you love truth. Truth comes from God, not from man. So to love God, you must love truth from God. Sinful man will always attempt to separate truth from God.
If man could make up his own version and call it “truth,” there would be no need for God. Therefore, whatever a man does, apart from God, is his own version of truth. But when you are not true to God, there can never be any truth in you. Just like the devil (see John 8:44).
When making up your own version of what you think is truth, you deny the Word of Truth. It’s the only way people can continue in sin or attempt to “make sense” of their condition senselessly.
Therefore, there must be absolute truth that comes from the Absolute God, which puts man either absolutely correct by grace, or absolutely incorrect and without grace.
Grace is unmerited favor or unearned favor that God lovingly grants to everyone that accepts the terms of salvation through Jesus Christ.
If a man refuses to come to this conclusion, no matter how emotionally attached to your version of “truth” you are, and, quite honestly, no matter how emotionally attached to the loss of your loved one or others, in the face of the Absolute God and His Word, there is no hope unless you accept the provision of salvation, made possible by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul said this in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14…..
“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”
Those that have no hope will sorrow forever. But if you do not remove yourself from such sorrowing, and look to Jesus for the expectation of salvation, you are squandering any chance for eternal life.
As with many people that wonder why people die of this disease, few will conclude that it’s because of sin that this disease is contracted. We are not talking about collateral contraction. We are talking about a direct, deliberate, intentional act of sexual immorality that resulted in the contraction.
What few people understand is that the devil lied to you, your free moral will to do as you please worked against you, and as a result or consequence, the acquiring of a deadly virus is the body judging you for committing sin. When you insist on your way, apart from the ways of the Lord. When you engage in sexual immorality, your body will open up to STDs.
Because you were not made for sexual immorality (see 1 Corinthians 6:13b). You were made for the Lord.
Sin is a willful act of departure from the Lord and the body is now open to the price of sin. Just like when a burglar is caught robbing a store, when caught, not if, the judge sends you to jail as punishment. When a person commits a crime in the natural, it’s no different when a spiritual crime takes place.
What tends to happen is that a person becomes so emotionally distraught about a person contracting and dying of a disease that they lose sight as to how a person contracted that disease. The emotional state of people is what is behind their stance against the truth of God’s Word.
When there is no clear acceptance of the fact as to how a person contracted HIV?AIDS, it is easy to never assume responsibility for sin.
So what happens is that a person denies the sin part, looks only at the disease and death of a person, and disassociate themselves from anything that has to do with God and His Word. And they directly attack those that speak the truth in love. They are so emotionally attached to the person or persons that died, that no amount of truth is acceptable.
Such denials blinds a person and they are found fighting against any truth no matter how you put it over to emotionally driven people.
We are not talking about collateral contraction of the disease. The collateral argument is a real issue, but we must never let what may have happened as a collateral, deflect from the truth of the matter. Neither should we let collateral become the main topic or issue.
Such distractions or switch and bait kind of substitutions is a overt attempt to deflect from the truth.
Because it is an attempt to reverse the truth and develop your own version of truth.
They refuse to let the person that died go. As long as this “connection” to the person exists in some way, they may never accept the fact that sin is the true cause of the contraction.
And as cold as you think this may be, the Bible, in hot truth, says…. “The wages of sin is death…”
But it is a cold hard fact. Otherwise, the graveyard is unjust. Death is unjust. And God is unjust. But why did death come about in the first place? Because two individuals decided to disobey God. And Paul said….
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
That’s the truth of the matter. Now, should you remain attached to those that have passed away of the AIDS virus, there is nothing that I, or anyone else will be able to do to persuade you. Online and in most book stores, the Bible is available. The Absolute God, and His Absolute Word is there as plain as day for all to see what God intended and what man intended to do in disobedience. But there is a solution and the solution is yours to accept or reject.
We are all saddened when a love one passes away. In particular, those that have passed away of the AIDS virus. But if we fail to look at the reason why they passed away, and accept the Bible as the only solution to death, if we reject the conclusion of the matter, no amount of human emotionalism, and emotional attachment will change the inevitable outcome.
As a sinner, Luke 13:1-5 comes to mind….
“There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “ Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
As a saint, the best and highest form of compassion is to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ. To get their names written in heaven.
As a child of God, I cannot be careful about this and should we fail to tell the truth, we are negligent in our responsibility. Such negligence is intolerable to the Lord and God would not be pleased.
In a stunning presentation, two false teachers are now taking it upon themselves to tell the whole world that God was all wrong about hell. Especially homosexuals going to hell.
Let’s be clear that articulated in the Bible and by the Lord using Pastor DL Foster’s blog, that classification of sin is not what will take you to hell. Classification of your spiritual nature does. There are two classifications. Righteous and Unrighteous. You can only be made right by accepting the provision of salvation through Jesus Christ. It is by grace are you saved, through faith…salvation is a gift, called grace or unmerited favor given freely by God, and made possible by, and at the expense of Jesus’ life, death, burial, and resurrection, (see Ephesians 2:8-9.)
At this point, there are two spiritual parents. The Heavenly Father and the father of lies called the devil (see John 8:44).
But here is how you can guarantee yourself a one way ticket to hell. Defy the Word of God. Defy the God of salvation. Refuse to accept the provision of salvation of Jesus Christ. And to deceive others that God was not serious about hell is contempt of God and His word. Deceiving others into continuing in sin that grace may abound (see Romans 6:1) is disheartening but expected for the times.
Never mind what God said in His Word.
What I believe takes precedence over what the Word says is what these two false teachers erroneously purport.
I VEHEMENTLY REBUKE THEM AND THEIR STATEMENTS, AND I COMMAND THEM TO REPENT, IN JESUS’ NAME!
These and other false preachers are leading the way to a place where its destruction are never satisfied (see Proverbs 27:20).
The Lord used Pastor DL Foster to put out a blog in 2010 to warn us of the transition of preachers from the truth of the gospel to lies. When you begin to see once powerful men and women of God depart from the truth of the Word, and believers gullibly suck in their perversion, it is an indication, a sign to you, that you need to depart from them NOW!
But first, I want to share two things.
The blog from GCMWatch which powerfully sounds the alarm. http://www.gcmwatch.com/4718/george-bloomer-jet-heaven-and-homosexuals
A follow up blog may be coming. Should it become available, and there is no doubt about it, we will post the link to GCMWatch on this blog.
Our goal is to fully inform the Body of Christ that false prophets for profits are among the sheep and sadly, many will not depart. Many will end up in the place where these false prophets will end up.
Here is the YouTube show with Cindy Trimm and George Bloomer.
Pastor DL Foster posted this link on FB and we are outraged!
Take a look at this madness and then come back to finish reading this blog.
Cindy Trimm and George Bloomer, THOU ART MAD!!!!!
IF YOU ARE NOT OUTRAGED, you are poisoned with their poison. You are sick and you are about to die. If you haven’t died already.
If you knew what you were eating, people today wouldn’t care.
If it tastes good, why should I know?
But anything that tastes good, is not a good thing when after the taste, your body rejects it by way of vomiting.
Vomiting is a violent reaction to save the body from further catastrophe.
When the body doesn’t agree with what tasted good, the body knows better. To avoid sickness, it violently reverses the process.
Your tastes buds may have been fooled but your brain knows when something is going to put your body down. And the body reverses the decision of “taste” to save itself from sickness. The sickness of vomiting saves the body from death. Sometimes, this process is too late. Once inside, the body may or may not acclimate. Or the disease embedded in the food is too powerful to reverse and severe sickness may lead to death.
Sadly, many in the body of Christ will not reverse the process and die of spiritual food poisoning. Or they may suffer such severe poisoning that any attempt to reason with them to take the medicine of the Word will be rebuffed. Sometimes, you cannot talk people out of mass suicide. Much less, you can’t talk high profile preachers and leaders out of altering their perilous course that is leading many along to the place of destruction.
The poison in them is extremely toxic.
And any preacher that does not get delivered from it, they will follow them.
It is sad.
You watch many preachers follow them and do or desire to do the same thing they are doing. They want to be famous just like them and they look to be on TV, speak before great crowds. Sleep in the fanciest hotels. Earn money they never seen before. And the world will give them everything they want. Including prostitutes, drugs, alcohol, and anything they desire.
So long as they lie and preach anything other than repentance and the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
Away from me with these things.
The preachers today are feeding the church lies from the devil. It tastes so good. Yet, the body refuses to reverse the process. And even if it did, like dogs, believers will turn back to their vomit and say, this tastes better than the first time and lap up everything that came out.
Paul said, “Come Out From Among Them And Be Separate, says the Lord.”
This is a series we are doing at Prevailing Word Ministries.
First, Paul warned of this when he asked for the elders at Ephesus to come to Miletus for a “Leadership Conference.”
In Acts 20, Paul warned them that….
“For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.”
As a note, most leadership conferences that you may be attending are off message. They do not talk about the BIG SIGN ON THE FREE WAY.
THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT.
The high profile preachers are driving the church away from the truth of the Word of God and have established themselves as the voice of “reason.” With such crafty deception and hypocrisy (see Ephesians 4:14), many are following their slick sick words to the pit of hell.
Many believers are sitting there in their services and they are not saying one word because they do not know the God of the Bible, much less the Bible. They are so emotionally attached and spiritually detached from God that it will take real concerted prayer to jar them from the gummy death grip of a toothless enemy.
They are so emotionally gullible that they cannot discern good from evil (Hebrews 5:12-14).
First, sinners will go to hell. Read Matthew 12:4. They greatly err when they said that the Lord will not cast them into hell. Read that verse again. When a person refuses to refute Scripture with Scripture, it’s because Scripture never refutes Scripture. That’s the whole purpose of the Word. To tell you what God said. They never opened their Bible. They became whatever Bible they wanted to become.
And even if they did open the Bible, their uncorroborated interpretation will violate the rules of Biblical Hermeneutics. And that’s how people open themselves up to such deception. They accept the devil’s suggestion…..“Yea, hath God said?”
And so the question comes into your mind to question God and question what God said.
The very same thing that the devil used against Adam and Eve that started the mess we are in today. And when people say that the Bible didn’t say that, you better show me in the Bible because if you do not come correct, you better prepare for a return salvo.
I will blow your spot up.
Acts 17:11 was put there for a reason. They better thank God that I or any of my FB colleagues were not in that audience. Somebody that had the Word didn’t not cry out. Their presence endorsed and affirmed their lies. That is called “guilt by association” or “association by default.”
This is the time that we cannot be timid according to Revelation 21:8. The cowards of our times are before the people. They do not stand when they need to stand on the Word. As a result, very few will sound the alarm and be outraged. Instead they will be cowards. And cowards will be sent to the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. The same substance that was used when God poured His wrath from heaven down on those that persisted in vile passions and utter perversion.
Note Matthew 7:21-23….
“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!’
The sin of homosexuality is in a class of sin by itself. It is the highest form of perversion. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, as Pastor DL Foster pointed out in one of his blogs (paraphrasing) is the highest measure of dissatisfaction and vehement attitude against this vile passion. The destruction of the raining down from heaven on those that practiced the sin of homosexuality should be a disturbing wake up call not to sin this sin.
For Cindy Trimm and George Bloomer, professing to be wise they became fools (morons see Romans 1:22 and the base Greek word for “fools”), to say or even suggest a deflection by pointing out the sin of fornication, is folly of the highest order. The rule of hermeneutics is violated because they failed to study the part in light of the whole context of the counsel of God.
By using eloquence and stature, they deceive the people that are gullible to their poison.
If what they are saying does not reflect the presence of the HOLY GOD, you need to make a decision and COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE SAYS THE LORD!
Why? Why are they doing this? This leads me to believe that when you are advocating a change in the approach of God in the Scriptures, Secret Sexual Sins is in the mix.
If God can appear to excuse the highest form of Sexual Sins, then when I commit Sexual Sins, it’s not a sin at all. It is to be excused because they believe that the sin of homosexuality is not a sin at all.
So this gives me permission to act out.
And evidence of this is when they said that homosexual musicians and singers brings us into the presence of the Lord unlike any other group of people.
They are so anointed.
Well, the once but no more “anointed cherub” (see Ezekiel 28:11-17) is where they get their anointing and we end up, by listening to their songs, just as “anointed” to sin the sins they are trapped in.
Get rid of those songs and COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE SAYS THE LORD.
If they are connected to homosexuality and never denounce their sins and the sin of homosexuality, you are listening to the songs of demons, AND IT IS PART OF THE DOCTRINE OF DEVILS AND SEDUCING SPIRITS (see 1 Timothy 4:1), and you are not worshipping God (see Amos 5:23-24). You are worshipping the god of this world, which is exactly what the devil was seeking for on day one of his despicable rebellion.
Some of you think that you are worshipping God but worship is prayer and if you harbor sin while you are praying, your worship is not accepted (see Psalm 66:18 and John 4:24).
Second, 1 Corinthians 6:9, “Be not deceived,” they will not inherit the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. Do not let them fool you into thinking that by differentiating between the two (the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God) that homosexuals or any sinning person will get in.
Third, they attempted to use humanism to justify sinful behavior.
The old lie of “God created me this way.”
God created you “male and female.”
When you wake up in the morning, before you take a bath, look at you naked. Your equipment tells you the gender God created you with. He’s given you enough sense to tell you that certain parts fit. And the anatomy of man is not for males. And the anatomy of the female is not for another female. Certain parts do not fit (see Romans 1:26-27).
Within the “one flesh” principle, marriage is between one male and one female according to Genesis 2:24. The devil, through the murderous act and fall of disobedience by Adam and Eve, perverted sex. Yet, even in man’s perversion, we have enough sense to realize that the only safe sex is between one male and one female in holy matrimony. Unsafe sex is adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality. Never mind condoms.
And God didn’t change, nor did He change His mind, as some people that are so perverted want you to believe (see Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 6:13-18, and James 1:17).
The only way to protect yourself is to obey the Word of God.
Your deliberate, intentional disobedience, a direct defiance of God, will be judged.
There is no way around this because your death is proof of what is to come (see Hebrews 9:27).
Now, James 3:1 stands against them and James 4:4 stands against them. And when you are found in agreement with the world, you are an enemy of God. In this age of apostasy, it is clear that when you depart from the truth, you have departed from the Word.
After looking and reading the evidence, Cindy Trimm and George Bloomer are in grave error and they are leading many along with them to the death march of hell.
It is indicative of the fact that if you follow them in their folly, you are certain to be judged with them accordingly.
For you that are young in the ministry, there is a word for you. Realize that things of the past are an indication of warning for preachers to change the way we do business.
Many young ones will not be able to tell you what is the central theme of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the central theme of all preaching. Many will tell you to save souls but watch their ministry. Watch what they preach and look at the results.
The church is in dire need of authentic preachers for the times. If the children of Israel were an example, we need to pay attention to the example and avoid their folly.
Sadly, the young ones will not heed because they are on a roll and the crowd loves them so much that for young preachers to change, it would put a crimp in their style, and they would decrease any exposure for new engagements. Any sign of real holiness, genuine righteousness, abstaining from fornication, and true repentance would chase people away and churches wouldn’t be packed.
A packed church with people screaming all over the place is a byproduct of Showtime At The Apollo.
Many of us who have been in the ministry for 30 plus years are seeing a defection from the truth of the gospel and a circus atmosphere in the pulpits. If you haven’t had a good time in church, you didn’t have church.
Well, we are not supposed to have church. We are supposed to be the church. And the church is supposed to live in such a way that the light shines and the salt is tasted. If all the world is tasting is candy, sweet and low, and nothing else, no wonder they can dictate terms of how the church is to behave because we have surrendered to their demands to leave the world alone.
Litte do we realize that legislation is getting to the place where a restriction on the gospel is about to be imposed. Now the politicians will not mind your circus preaching and lack of holiness. You are safe. You won’t be bothered.
But the ones that decide not to be restricted by the laws of man, the real holy preachers with authentic living, we are not a threat. We promise to live the Word and preach the Word, with holy zeal, and authentic conviction.
We are seeing the church accept the standards of the world as the gold standard for the church.
Lights, cameras, world class musicians, and all.
We don’t mind preaching and illicit sex and blatant homosexuality.
We don’t mind preachers and drug addicts, sex addicts, and alcoholics.
We don’t mind practicing harlots in praise and worship and bisexual music ministers.
We don’t mind promiscuous porn and masturbation having music ministers.
We don’t mind profits (intentionally misspelled) coming in to fleece the flock with great generalized swelling words that sway a crowd that love to have their ears ticked.
Most preachers that have these meetings come with feather in hand anyway.
When I look at the FB lineup of preachers and see YouTube “evangelists” preaching to sheep, this Word of the Lord given to Jeremiah, the prophet come mind. Here’s the Word of the Lord to Jeremiah that depicts the prophets and preachers of our day today. If you measure up, by all means, repentance is authorized.
30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.’
32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the Lord, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the Lord.
33 “So when these people or the prophet or the priest ask you, saying, ‘What is the oracle of the Lord? ’ you shall then say to them, ‘What oracle?’ I will even forsake you,” says the Lord.
34 “And as for the prophet and the priest and the people who say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’ I will even punish that man and his house.
35 Thus every one of you shall say to his neighbor, and every one to his brother, ‘What has the Lord answered?’ and, ‘What has the Lord spoken?’
36 And the oracle of the Lord you shall mention no more. For every man’s word will be his oracle, for you have perverted the words of the living God, the Lord of hosts, our God.
37 Thus you shall say to the prophet, ‘What has the Lord answered you?’ and, ‘What has the Lord spoken?’
38 But since you say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’ therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Because you say this word, “The oracle of the Lord!” and I have sent to you, saying, “Do not say, ‘The oracle of the Lord! ’”
39 therefore behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you and forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and will cast you out of My presence.
40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.’”
The cry for authentic preachers ascend to the throne of God.
It’s tough being critical of false teachers and preachers, pastors, bishops, apostles, evangelists, teachers, and such. This cry for authentic preachers is not something that we should ignore.
Most of my ministry was spent in hypocrisy. The written and audio blogs that I was privileged to share is already out there and there is no real additional reason to regurgitate my episodes of sins.
But I will say this…..I know my contribution to inauthenticity of preachers and it is not pretty.
For the rest of my life, I intend to devote as much time to shaping the mindset of current preachers that are on the scene. For those that are young in the ministry (10 to 15 years), you were called at a critical time in the earth to live and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I look at your young faces and I see energy, excitement, and zeal.
It’s hard not to say what is lacking. You really can’t base a person’s ministry on one presentation. However, one presentation speaks volumes to those that listen to your preaching.
What is it that we are seeing from these young preachers?
We are seeing emotional zeal and fervor. It looks like fire. But there is no smoke because the kind of fire that comes from God is non existent because of the life of a lack of blowing on the consecrated embers in the secret place of His presence.
There is zeal, but there is no awe of God or deep conviction that captures the heart and steers people towards God. Altar calls of the people of God is not a real gauge of closeness to God. Closeness to God is determined in secret places. Where religiosity is not hypocritical or short lived.
These young preachers have great words prepared to “move” the crowd, but they are given to people that already know. And we see tears, hands raised, and a lot of emotion from the people but is that the Lord or just emotion?
Do you still hunt for flesh after service? You can have these things in you but do you act on these urges and impulses because you can’t help yourself? Temptation is not sin, but do you sin as a result of temptation, even after a “high and holy time in the presence of the Lord?”
Proof of lives being changed by preaching and teaching is when a person walks away from a meeting and God spoke to them about their Secrets.
“God doesn’t do this all the time,” you say, but stemming from the LGBT gay/homosexual agenda against the church, there is no question in my mind that the Lord is speaking about this loud and clear, all the time. We are in the midst of troubled times and a lack of sexual discipline is at the root of all this mess that is in the church.
The church is not at the gates of the enemy because the enemy possess our gates. And as long as you are willing to commit sin on a regular practiced basis, the enemy occupies your temple.
Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit…….right?
Well if you commit sin, the temple is now desecrated.
No matter how good a preacher sound, if he or she is compromised, tainted goods, that “anointing” is worthless and it will not profit you.
But most people that come to meetings are hoping that the Lord doesn’t go there.
There are other places we want the Spirit of God to go. Like our money. Our houses. Our cars. Yeah, Lord…..hack!
But when we are caught with our hands on ourselves sexually. Or when we are in sister Suzzie’s linen or satin sheet bedroom, we do not want the Lord to reveal that. Or when unmarried sisters are smoothed talked by married or unmarried, or bisexual Evangelist James Slickslide, he slips his hand on your black laced backside, and you are “anointed” with Secret Sexual Sins.
When that good looking preacher just can’t help himself to watch porn and masturbate.
No….hack!…...we don’t…..hack……want God…….hack……to go there! Hack!!!!
Do we really know what it means?
Do we really have a clue?
I watched a video that was posted on FB that was disturbing.
A group of pastors sitting around discussing the sin of homosexuality, how sin is all in their churches. And they have compromised, capitulated, and conceded defeat to the devil.
THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!!!!
One said that if weren’t for homosexuals, there would be no music. Another said, that he didn’t have a problem with homosexuals in leadership so long as they were “repentant.” Another said that this sin is from the pulpit to the door. One pastor kept using the word “slip or slipped up.”
We’ve gone from an Eddie Long train wreck, to mistake, to slip up. When will we call it sin? Because sin demands repentance, confession, forsaking or laying aside sin, forever.
Filled with a lying spirit, heretical Carlton Pearson said that if homosexuals don’t come to church the church would be empty.
Well at least the church would be clean.
What kind of stupidity is that?
HERE’S IS WHY?
There is no conviction of the Holy Spirit. Get it? HOLY SPIRIT.
Holy Spirit left an unholy place.
If you are comfortable with sin, you are uncomfortable with God and His convicting Word.
Let me point something out. God wants all sinners, practicing sinners to come to the church but not to be comfortable with their sin.
With carnal sinners this is what happen in our churches; you to upchuck vomit and then eat it again. And then upchuck the same vomit and eat it again, sometimes smiling.
Turn from your wicked ways. He didn’t say keep on turning.
As I was talking with my brother in the Lord, Pastor Darren Butler, of International Good News Fellowship, both he and his lovely wife, Pastor Patricia Butler are the pastors there and by the way, it’s rare to find a pastor who happens to be a holy, sanctified, consecrated, married, music minister.
He said when the world takes one step forward, the church takes three steps backwards. Any way he started talking about hell. And it struck me further that the church is off message.
“There is no fear of God before their eyes””,” the Bible says as Pastor Roger Jamison would quote.
They think hell is comfortable. Hell is nothing but torment that awaits them. We warn them that hell is not a comfortable place.
It burns with fire and brimstone forever. Wickedness was paid for at the cross on the body of Jesus. His sacrifice is the only sacrifice that will save a person from hell.
They are not convicted of sin.
This sort of concession is the very thing that must be avoided.
Just because the people fail to live according to the Word it doesn’t mean that the Word failed.
A spirit, a lying demonic spirit entered their mouths and they are now lying devils like a dog by the fire place. You can’t confront sin because some of them look like they are in the sin themselves. If not homosexuals themselves, they are definitely in some form of self gratification, fornication, masturbation situation.
SAY IT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH….I HATE SIN! TELL THE DEVIL THAT YOU HATE SIN. YOU HATE WICKEDNESS. YOU HATE EVIL. YOU HATE THE DEVIL!!!!!!
BUT I LOVE GOD. I LOVE RIGHTEOUSNESS. I LOVE PURITY. I LOVE SANCTIFICATION. I LOVE HOLINESS.
I wonder how they would exegete John 5:14, 8:11, Romans 6:12-14, 1 John chapters 1 and 2, and James 4:4.
It seems that not one of these so called pastors had their Bibles. No one opened up the Scripture to see what the Word said. Not one of them.
You know what is next?
I REBUKE THEM AND VEHEMENTLY CONDEMN THEIR FALSE JUSTIFICATION FOR ACCEPTING THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND EVERY OTHER SIN TO HAVE SAFE HAVEN IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.
They were wise in their own eyes.
I don’t know how recent the video was made but these pastors were pastoring churches in the Tidewater area of Virginia or it’s vicinity. If you know anything about the Tidewater area, it’s Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach.
If you are in the Tidewater area, AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!
You think I am joking. Click this link….http://youtu.be/oiAx6ingTTM
For the most part, we know that at the beginning, when sin was introduced, Adam and Eve never repented. All they had were excuses.
Sin by Adam and Eve:
Adam and Eve: Oh oh. We naked, let’s cover ourselves. Oh man…what are we gonna do… God is coming…quick, let’s hide over there.
God: Adam, where are you? Who told you that you were naked?
Adam: “The woman You gave me.”
Eve: “The serpent beguiled me.”
The devil had no excuse.
He left the serpent to be punished but we know in ear shot, the Lord made sure that the devil got his in Genesis 3:15.
In all of this, there is only remorse and excuses.
Not even a hint of “godly sorrow that works repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted…”
There is no other way to deal with sin.
People caught in the grips of sin are always looking for a loop hole to continue in sin but there is no loop hole when it comes to sinning against the Lord. Yet, we try so hard to make a way to find a place where we can sin and make God accept it.
God is merciful but God isn’t stupid.
God is gracious but He isn’t stupid.
There are many people that call me and several other people “Pharisaical.”
Or that we are “self righteous.”
For 33 years, I committed the sin of masturbation. For 10 of those years, from 1998 to 2008, I was a porn addict that intensified the fuel and fire of sexual addiction in my flesh. Since the call of God upon my life on Saturday, September 7th, 1979 till 2009, the sin of masturbation dominated me.
And because I made provision of the flesh by returning to the vomit, masturbation relapse occurred. It’s because I was stupid and didn’t apply the Scriptures. Then the Lord said to me, Remember to “put it all together.” Love Me and hate sin. And you will never sin that sin again.
Put it all together means put what you heard from God to work on all cylinders.
Level one sex addict.
Guilty as charged.
Entering the pulpit, was a pastor that couldn’t repent but found a way to abuse God and His grace.
You can’t preach about holiness with lust in your heart.
You won’t preach about holiness because you can’t. So since you can’t preach about holiness, you cannot expect the people to live holy. So they enter the church and are comfortable about it. You know that your sin is safe because the pastor’s sin was safe.
I never really preached on righteousness, except the perverted way of connecting walking in righteousness with prosperity ONLY, not with pleasing the Lord in walking in holiness, which is complete separation from living the way the world walks.
Righteousness is not about a reward system for being a good child of God.
Righteousness is about standing right with God. Righteousness is about right thinking of God. Righteousness is about relating rightly with God in spirit and in truth. In unbroken fellowship with God. Not on the level of Adam but on the level of how Jesus relates with the Father.
The relational revelation of the Father and Son is an eternal example of what the Lord desired in man.
You can be in the world but not of the world. Jesus proved that point (see Luke 4:1-13, 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:12-16).
When you repent and break free of these things, the power of God is always there. Not to enter sin again but to help me to be free from it forever.
It’s just that I never repented.
My sexual needs were more important than the God of my salvation.
My love for masturbation and lusts of the flesh drove my every move.
I didn’t care about how God felt because my needs were more important than His will.
What was important was that I got off.
Excuse after excuse fueled my passion for fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind. This hypocrisy was going to end one way or another. Either in continuation of ministry in righteousness or in Pharisaical hypocrisy.
So if anyone wants to call me a Pharisee, call me one because my righteousness didn’t exceed the ones the Lord Jesus talked about. If you are going to call me a Pharisee, call my one because I was a hypocrite. But if you are going to call me a Pharisee, it can’t be because I now live the truth about the Word of righteousness and now can command with all true Biblical authority people to repent and leave their sin behind according to Hebrews 12:1.
Recently, the accusation of being a Pharisee was a clear indication to me that when you are dealing with exposing sin, you will be called some things that make you scratch your head. Peter did say do not be surprised when you are persecuted because of doing right. Never suffer persecution as a murderer or thief.
When you are dealing with sin and repentance, preachers are held to a higher standard.
There are many pastors that watch many people come to church in search for help. Deliverance from SSA, adultery, fornication, pornography, masturbation, bisexuality, and fetishes of a sexually perverted nature. There were stories of women that were in adulterous relationships with their pastors and they refuse to break away. They know that they were home wreckers but they never find the place to repent and break the soul tie.
Their supposed world of love and connection to a male was more important than being connected to God. And fearing a disconnection, it would plunge them into the despair they seemingly came out of. The fear of loneliness and the feeling of low self esteem because they believe the lie of unattractiveness, pressures them to pursue an “anointed” man of God.
First, it is sin. God is grieved.
Second, never mind your personal needs. You hurt God.
Your needs is your needs, but God was violated. You need to start by repenting. Then to make your repentance real, pack your things and leave that pastor or whoever. Shacking up has nothing to stand on and is unjustified.
Sin can never be justified.
Sin will cause you to bust hell wide open.
Your needs take a back seat to the heart of God and His Word.
You were not created for your personal pleasures. You were created for His pleasure because Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.”
We were created at the pleasure of the Lord.
In the book of Ezra, the nation of Israel came out of captivity and they brought foreign wives with them. The men were told to put them out. The recognized that they needed to put God above their needs and feelings.
The foreign women were put out.
To please God, there are things that you got to put out to make things right with God if your repentance is going to be real.
The rules of experiencing the power of redemption always begin with recognizing that you hurt God.
You violated the Word of God for sin is lawlessness. You took advantage of the grace of God and revolved. You weren’t serious about breaking free. You were just trying to find peace from the conscious fact that you sinned.
That’s why He put it in the Word of God because no matter how many ways you come up to try to have it your way and disregard God’s way, what is going to stand at the end of the day is three things.
1. God is faithful to His Word.
2. God never changed.
3. God never lied.
That’s why man is always trying to discredit the Word because if you can discredit the Word, you can discredit God but at the end of the day, the Bible stays the same.
The God of the Bible and the Bible was here before us and they will be here, should Jesus tarry, after us.
Today, we see the same thing.
We see that error was done and people are forced to render an account or act so big to repent.
We look to excuse our way out instead of repent.
Does this sound familiar JCAAPB?
When the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus was about to take place, John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, the “Elijah” that was to come both heralded the message.
We rarely hear this in our pulpits because we preachers are scared to tell people that they need to repent. In a nutshell, repent means, to turn. But what we have done is that we are provided elasticity to repentance.
We look at one portion of Scripture and we say, “It says this but I don’t think it means that.”
Since when we are allowed to change the meaning, the contexts, the way the word “repent” is used in the Bible?
Who in the world do we think we are?
Granted, we all have sinned or fall short of the mark but when you hear preachers and pastors sit around and expand the definition of repentance, we are in trouble.
In Matthew 15, the Lord said that the Pharisee changed the commandment because of their traditions. In other words, they decided that since the commandment is a problem. The spiritual leadership refused to enforce the commandment of the law and people were allowed to sin at will because the priests refused to do the law themselves.
Evidence was the message that the Lord preached in Matthew 13 in that He called them hypocrites. Living one way and intentionally living in sin.
For repentance to be real this is the benchmark of repentance.
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever CONFESSES (1 John 1:9) and FORSAKES (Hebrews 12:1) them will have mercy (Hebrews 4:16).
They don’t preach this stuff like they used to.
But the Lord is raising up Course Changers that will not flinch or capitulate. Who will not bow their knee to Baal. Who will stand to please God and be true to Him at all times in unbroken fellowship.
Are You One?
GCMWatch put the Word out about gays in gospel. It is a stunning and sobering reminder that music in the church is not as holy as one would think.
It’s horrific to know that sin could sound heavenly when coming from the belly of a person immersed in hellish sin.
Is your pastor permitting practicing homosexuals to play keyboard and organ in your church? Is there adultery and fornication going on in the choir? Are your musicians promiscuous? Are they watching porn and gratifying themselves?
Such was the case early in my teen years as a born again believer that this was happening in several Baptist churches in Brooklyn.
Case in point.
Over three decades ago, I witnessed something that I had no knowledge about.
Gays in the church.
While I knew that something wasn’t right, I wasn’t really privy to the horrendous activity that gays, excuse me, homosexuals, were doing. Even though it seemed innocent, the Bible is clear about the fact that homosexuals (catamites), sodomites, adulterers, fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
As a reminder, even, thieves, covetous, drunkards (defined as “tipsy”), revilers, (defined as “foul mouth abusers”), extortioners (defined as “people that prey upon others with violence”).
They will not inherit the kingdom of God.
If you think they are, you got another thought coming.
John said it like this in 1 John 3:7-8,
“Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning.”
Then verse 10 says,
“In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God…”
So if you practice what Paul listed, you stand no chance of inheriting the kingdom of God.
You only knew that something was going on because of the way that males act or reveal the sinful nature of their father, the devil.
It’s not like this with all homosexuals because there are masculine males that would act masculine and the only way that you would be able to tell is when you are with them in the places where homosexuals congregate.
Any way, in church, we had homosexuals that played keyboard and organ. That’s right. In my first home church over 30 years ago in Zion Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. As a just recently saved teenager in the 70’s, I was propositioned by one of these homosexual musicians on two known occasions. He died a few years later, presumably of HIV/AIDS.
Then we heard of one particular church in Brooklyn that catered to homosexuals in the choir. This wasn’t isolated. It appears that this was almost every where.
In the many churches across all denominations, it just wasn’t homosexuality. Choir masters would be sleeping with choir members. Pastors would be fornicating or committing adultery with church secretaries. Deacons would have harems. Junior deacons from two local churches would be fornicating. Youth ministers would be sleeping with teen girls and molesting young boys. Music Ministers would be promiscuous, be involved in porn, and self gratification, commonly called masturbation, as well as fornicating, adulterating, and be bisexual in some cases. Praise and worship singers would swap husbands and wives, or be involved in orgies.
Perversion knew no limits.
And they would play, preach, and sing in church like the anointing of God never left them at all.
Yes, even in the 70’s and early 80’s, sexual immorality was rampant.
Here we are in the 21st Century, and it is MOAB. The Mother Of All Battles.
Sadly, we have grown accustomed to having music and sin in the church.
The two seemed inseparable. Pastors seemed not to get along without good music and good singing. The risk to do without it would cause attendance to suffer and offerings to decrease.
But what about God?
The church doesn’t deserve the presence of God today except in places where holiness is lived. The presence of God is something to be desired. We have reached the dry places and a famine of God’s presence is evident. We are desperately looking for ways to produce a worldly sound to attract the wrong crowd.
Homosexuals, adulterers, adulteress, fornicators, bisexuals and all sorts of lewd people feel safe and comfortable in church. The laws of the land have changed and they are challenging the church. So much so that LGBT is finding deceptive ways to set up house in churches that stand against the sin of homosexuality.
The church that stands will see the mighty hand of the Lord overturn their wickedness. The prophets of Baal in this day is in for a big surprise.
The sexually immoral are so comfortable that adulterers, fornicators, homosexuals, and lesbians kiss and hold hands during services, and they lift up unholy hands before the presence of the Lord without any conviction. They come to church intending to sin after service is over. They come in after they sin and the leave with every intention to commit lewdness.
Anytime a carnal saint feels safe to walk into the house of the Lord after a “night on the town,” it is clear that the mercy of God is in operation because when God’s presence is truly in the house, the stench of dead bodies would be unbearable.
If you are a pastor, it is time to make a stand and clear the deck.
1. If you have known sin in your life, it’s time to repent the right way. You cannot attack sin in the house of God if you are in sin yourself. Take time away if necessary to get it together. If you are clean, put your neck on the line and tell the congregation that you will resign if you fall.
2. Any currently serving in the music department must be confronted and challenged.
Pastor, if you permit their sin in the house, you are a co-conspirator. You are no different than Eli who never disciplined (killed) his sons for lewdness. The sons of Eli were also called sons of Belial (compare with 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). The name Hophni in the Hebrew root means “pugilist.” And Phinehas is defined a “mouth of a serpent.” It is clear that Hophni was a rapist and Phinehas was a smooth talking adulterer. His wife gave birth to Ichabod.
Pastors that fail to rein in the sexual immorality in the house of the Lord, stand to be disciplined by the Lord. The Lord might kill you with your overweight with sins self.
If they aren’t telling the truth, and they are lying, they may be in for an Ananias and Sapphira moment. No one gets away with lying to the Holy Spirit. If you think you can get away with lying to the Holy Spirit, would you like to be the first to try?
The intent is not to embarrass them but to offer the grace of God. The job of the pastor is to ensure that the proper respect for the house of God is in place. Second, the pastor must not respect the gift over God. Thirdly, the pastor must make sure that the house remain clean for the presence of the Lord. Otherwise, it’s not church. It’s a bar.
Should they refuse to Come Clean, you must compel them to quit and step down. Cut them before God either cuts you or removes them Himself. The latter is preferred because God always looks to extend mercy where a person needs it the most. God gets no glory by destruction. He gets glory when they repent and turn from their wicked ways.
Jeremiah chapter 7 reveals the current condition of the church.
THE MESSAGE BIBLE
The Nation That Wouldn’t Obey God
The Message from GOD to Jeremiah: “Stand in the gate of GOD’s Temple and preach this Message.
” Say, ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship GOD.GOD- of- the- Angel- Armies, Israel’s God, has this to say to you:
“‘ Clean up your act– the way you live, the things you do– so I can make my home with you in this place. Don’t for a minute believe the lies being spoken here–” This is GOD’s Temple, GOD’s Temple, GOD’s Temple!
Only if you clean up your act (the way you live, the things you do), only if you do a total spring cleaning on the way you live and treat your neighbors, only if you quit exploiting the street people and orphans and widows, no longer taking advantage of innocent people on this very site and no longer destroying your souls by using this Temple as a front for other gods– only then will I move into your neighborhood.
Only then will this country I gave your ancestors be my permanent home, my Temple.” ‘Get smart! Your leaders are handing you a pack of lies, and you’re swallowing them! Use your heads! Do you think you can rob and murder, have sex with the neighborhood wives, tell lies nonstop, worship the local gods, and buy every novel religious commodity on the market — and then march into this Temple, set apart for my worship, and say, “We’re safe!” thinking that the place itself gives you a license to go on with all this outrageous sacrilege?
A cave full of criminals! Do you think you can turn this Temple, set apart for my worship, into something like that? Well, think again. I’ve got eyes in my head. I can see what’s going on.’ “GOD’s Decree! ‘Take a trip down to the place that was once in Shiloh, where I met my people in the early days. Take a look at those ruins, what I did to it because of the evil ways of my people Israel.”
‘So now, because of the way you have lived and failed to listen, even though time and again I took you aside and talked seriously with you, and because you refused to change when I called you to repent, I’m going to do to this Temple, set aside for my worship, this place you think is going to keep you safe no matter what, this place I gave as a gift to your ancestors and you, the same as I did to Shiloh.
And as for you, I’m going to get rid of you, the same as I got rid of those old relatives of yours around Shiloh, your fellow Israelites in that former kingdom to the north. ‘ ” And you, Jeremiah, don’t waste your time praying for this people. Don’t offer to make petitions or intercessions. Don’t bother me with them. I’m not listening. Can’t you see what they’re doing in all the villages of Judah and in the Jerusalem streets?
Why, they’ve got the children gathering wood while the fathers build fires and the mothers make bread to be offered to’ the Queen of Heaven ‘! And as if that weren’t bad enough, they go around pouring out libations to any other gods they come across, just to hurt me.
“But is it me they’re hurting?” GOD’s Decree! “Aren’t they just hurting themselves? Exposing themselves shamefully? Making themselves ridiculous?”
Here’s what the Master GOD has to say:’ My white- hot anger is about to descend on this country and everything in it– people and animals, trees in the field and vegetables in the garden– a raging wildfire that no one can put out. ‘”The Message from GOD- of- the- Angel- Armies, Israel’s God:’ Go ahead! Put your burnt offerings with all your other sacrificial offerings and make a good meal for yourselves.
I sure don’t want them! When I delivered your ancestors out of Egypt, I never said anything to them about wanting burnt offerings and sacrifices as such. But I did say this, commanded this:” Obey me. Do what I say and I will be your God and you will be my people. Live the way I tell you. Do what I command so that your lives will go well. “
‘But do you think they listened? Not a word of it. They did just what they wanted to do, indulged any and every evil whim and got worse day by day. From the time your ancestors left the land of Egypt until now, I’ve supplied a steady stream of my servants the prophets, but do you think the people listened? Not once.
Stubborn as mules and worse than their ancestors!’ “Tell them all this, but don’t expect them to listen. Call out to them, but don’t expect an answer. Tell them, ‘You are the nation that wouldn’t obey GOD, that refused all discipline. Truth has disappeared. There’s not a trace of it left in your mouths.”
‘So shave your heads. Go bald to the hills and lament, For GOD has rejected and left this generation that has made him so angry. ‘”The people of Judah have lived evil lives while I’ve stood by and watched.” GOD’s Decree. “In deliberate insult to me, they’ve set up their obscene god- images in the very Temple that was built to honor me.
They’ve constructed Topheth altars for burning babies in prominent places all through the valley of Ben- hinnom, altars for burning their sons and daughters alive in the fire– a shocking perversion of all that I am and all I command.” But soon, very soon “– GOD’s Decree!–” the names Topheth and Ben- hinnom will no longer be used. They’ll call the place what it is: Murder Meadow.
Corpses will be stacked up in Topheth because there’s no room left to bury them! Corpses abandoned in the open air, fed on by crows and coyotes, who have the run of the place. And I’ll empty both smiles and laughter from the villages of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. No wedding songs, no holiday sounds.
For a complete and comprehensive view of the current situation of gays in gospel music, please click this link to GCMWatch below for this installment.
There is a myth about homophobia that is dispelled by the Scriptures, the Holy Bible.
But first, phobia is defined as “an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations.”
In the normal understanding of phobia, it is associated with simple things such as “fear of heights, and fear of closed places or spaces called claustrophobia.”
When it comes to social situations, there is a variety of situations. People, places, or things.
Therefore, and anxiety disorder is a worry or fear characterized by extreme or irrational fear of…
So, when a person hears about a homosexual person or homosexuality, homosexuals believe that when a person is against or is prejudiced against a person that practices the sin of homosexuality, the homosexual believes that the believer in Christ’s stand against the sin is an extreme or irrational fear.
When you deal with the coined term, “homophobia,” it is pointed towards those that are “prejudiced against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality.”
The myth of homophobia is a paradox.
Here is the reason.
The homophobia term a demonically inspired lie that is used as an attempt to place a stereotype on believers in Christ to impose shame.
All lies come from the devil according to what Jesus said in John 8:44.
The homophobia stigma is a myth because true believers in Christ are not fearful of confronting the sin of homosexuality operating in the sons of disobedience and children of wrath.
So the winds of the LGBT agenda in legalizing homosexuality and conspiring laws to prohibit preaching against homosexuality is an attempt to put fear in the hearts of true believers in Christ that they no longer are permitted, by human law, to declare homosexuality a sin, and to stop the believers from preaching righteousness.
In other words, homosexuals and lesbians want to reverse the fear.
If such an ungodly law were to pass, many true believers will not obey it and we are ready to willfully violate that law. For we fear God rather than man. We are prepared to witness for Christ and not deny the faith.
The fall back position is to get everyone to coexist, tolerate, and teach that there is nothing to be afraid of.
While behind the scenes, the proponents of LGBT & GLEN is saying, “We are not afraid of God or the Bible because we got a law that allows us to live the way we want to live. Therefore, you are the ones that are afraid. We haven’t done anything wrong because homosexuality is not a sin. We are legitimate because we can get married. We got Civil Rights. You ought to be ashamed to call us sinners because homosexuality is about sexual orientation, not sin. You “so called believers” are the ones that have the phobia.”
When a person, namely a believer in Christ, uses the Scriptures to point out that homosexuality is a sin, immediately, the person or persons involved in the sin of homosexuality is convicted.
To call a believer in Christ a homophobe is an attempt to reverse the effects of conviction in an attempt to get the person to back away from preaching the righteousness of God to an unrighteous person.
When you hear sympathetic persons, (carnal Christians) take up the “cause,” by saying that it isn’t right to “judge,” it’s a dead giveaway.
By default and by preponderance, they are involved in sin themselves.
How do I know?
Just name the one sin or sins you refuse to break free from.
If you are still involved in committing that one sin that easily besets you, then you are disqualified and you are in default. God is not asking for perfection.
He is commanding abstinence.
There’s a difference.
Let’s say you laid aside the sin that easily besets you, and you still say that it is not right to judge. There is a difference between being a hypocrite and calling sin a sin. The Bible says that it is a sin and we are putting our voice to what the Word of God said.
Many argue with the preacher and all the preacher is doing is putting his or her voice, and life to the Word. It makes no sense to preach something and not live it. That’s hypocrisy.
Some preaching, not all preaching is just like throwing a rock in a pack of dogs. The one that gets hit will cry.
If I preach on homosexuality, the homosexual, if any in the service will get hit. If I preach against lying, cheating, and stealing. If there is any of them in the service, they will get hit. The same goes with adulterers, fornicators (porn), bisexuals, etc.
There is no defense for sin and we have no business defending those involved in sin.
We have a responsibility to preach against sin and we have a responsibility to help those that desire to come out of sin.
Either you are for sin or you are against sin. No sense straddling, and you can’t stand on both sides of the fence at the same time. Automatically, it’s a clear indication, without a shadow of doubt, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ.
Is it possible to be misguided or perhaps, misinformed?
It is true that believers today do not know the absolutes of God’s position as declared in His Word. Such ignorance, however, is no longer feasible because in America, access to correct, solid, contextual Bible teaching is inescapable and a believer’s position according to the parable of the sower reveals the true character of the heart (see Luke 8:11-15).
And because of this ignorance, it is considered by LGBT and GLEN of believers in Christ as being fearful and spineless believers in Christ. And the devil, through LGBT and GLEN is taking full advantage.
Two Scriptures come to mind when it comes to carnal believers attempting to ignore the absolutes of God’s Word or evading correct, contextual Biblical teaching.
Numbers 14:21 and Habakkuk 2:14.
“But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord…”
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
You can’t be sympathetic to sin that God hates.
Otherwise, there would be no need for Jesus to die.
Spiritually speaking, when the Word of God is preached, its called the fear of God. The Biblical fear of God is clear from Genesis to Revelation. The Biblical word “fear” speaks of the reverence or respect of God. So the homosexual, or any one caught in any sin, when they hear the Word of God, either a person in sin will suppress his or her fear that God said it is sin or attempt to turn the table on what was preached in righteousness.
How could the table be turned?
By declaring righteousness as wrong, hence, declaring God is wrong.
That’s what the term homophobia is all about.
With our parents, when they tell us to do a certain thing, in obedience and also in reverence and respect, we do what we are told. We all know that there is a consequence when we fail to do what we are told by our parents. It is the same with respecting laws. It is the same with respecting the Lord.
In order for the myth of “homophobia” to work, homosexuality must be accepted as a normal part of a person’s lifestyle, accepted by society, and deemed as a sexual orientation, not a sin.
The key is to take the sting of the word “sin” out.
If the word sin is removed, then we can live with living wrong as right living.
We could just get along. Right?
It’s like telling a robber that it’s ok to rob an old lady because robbing an old lady is no longer a sin.
As a side note, to orient means, to “familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances.”
For instance, in order for civilians to become soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marines, the place they go to is called “Boot Camp.” It is there that civilians initially orient themselves to become a part of the military.
So when you talk about sexual orientation, they are taking that which once was “straight” and familiarizing someone with new surroundings or circumstances. In other words, because of delving into a sexual preference, they engage in Biblically prohibitive sexual activity.
Also known as sexual immorality.
The Bible (Leviticus 18:22, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and Romans chapter 1) is the unavoidable, inevitable obstacle that the spirit of homosexuality and lesbianism cannot overcome and evade because God prohibits the sin; just as the Bible is prohibitive about adultery, fornication (porn), incest, rape, child molestation, bisexuality, and bestiality.
By the way, the way that LGBT and GLEN is attempting to discredit the Scripture references above is by gathering false Bible scholars to declare the Biblical prohibitions as ancient, out of date, misinterpreted, and no longer a part of Scripture. That Paul and the preachers of today do not know what they are talking about. Also by saying that the Lord Jesus never said anything about homosexuality (read Matthew 19:4-5, He said enough there).
These false scholars act is if they were there at the beginning and were there to compile canon Scripture in the late 1500’s.
You do not need a Bible scholar whether true or false to tell you that homosexuality is sin.
Since the Bible is clear in prohibiting the sinful practice of homosexuality and lesbianism, there must be a way for practicing homosexuals to discredit God, the Bible, discredit anyone preaching the Bible, discredit anyone delivered from the sin of homosexuality, discredit anything that speaks against homosexuals and homosexuality.
The way homosexuals and lesbians are attempting to discredit God and the Bible is to bring questions about the absolutes of God’s Word. Just like what satan did to Eve in the beginning. Make God out to be the Bad Guy or make it appear that true believers do not know what we are talking about. That we are incompetent, ignorant, and behind the times.
Such intimidation is designed to silence the true believers.
The true believers can’t help but speak the truth in love as opposed to cower in silence for fear being penalized by humans with immoral laws.
The other ways is to give the appearance that believers in Christ are fearful of homosexuals and homosexuality, pass legislation, and make immorality moral, invade the true church of Jesus Christ with perverseness, and, finally, establish their own temples, churches and other organizations where their brand of religiosity is acceptable and inclusive of homosexual sin.
Appearance is everything.
Then there is a wide variety of means and methods to forward the legislative process of legitimizing sin.
Pass legislation prohibiting hate speech to include preaching the Bible. Pass legislation to strike down certain State Constitutions that prohibit homosexuality. Pass legislation to strike down marriage between one man and one woman and include same sex unions. Judicial activism. Force pastors and churches to allow the use of exclusive sacred places to be used by homosexuals and lesbians.
Our response as believers is clear.
In 2 Timothy 1:7, Paul told Timothy,
“God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
The Greek word translate “fear” is the word, “phobos.”
Listen to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words…
“flight,” that which is caused by being scared; then, “that which may cause flight.”
Notice the opposite definition….
“(b) reverential fear,” (1) of God, as a controlling motive of the life, in matters of spiritual and moral, not a mere “fear” of His power and righteous retribution, but a wholesome dread of displeasing Him, a “fear” which banishes the terror that shrinks from His presence, (Romans 8:15), and which influences the disposition and attitude of one whose circumstances are guided by trust in God, through the indwelling Spirit of God…”
So the true believer doesn’t run in terror from homosexuals and the sin of homosexuality. We run towards you to tell the homosexuals, adulterers, lesbians, bisexuals, fornicators (porn), and those caught in any sexual immorality that they can be free in Jesus.
Several decades ago, the late James Cleveland, a practicing homosexual, sang a song called “Only A Look.” Years ago, as a young child, my late mother would play his albums or listen to his songs on WWRL in New York every Sunday Morning.
Part of the refrain of that song was, “Just one look, would turn you away from sin.”
Sadly, this powerful song never rang true in his heart. Some would dare to say that I shouldn’t judge a dead man. The way the Bible teaches is that either we are dead in trespasses and sins or we are dead to sin but alive unto God (see Romans chapter 6).
The Bible is clear about hypocrisy.
Living a hypocritical life while claiming to be walking in the light of the gospel is the worst kind of hypocrisy. Such was my life until I repented and left the sin of porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation behind me forever.
LGBT false pastors and pretend churches that are popping up all over the place serve as a reminder that if you are going to talk about God, the Bible, and church, you cannot claim to be looking at the Savior and be involved in the sin the Savior came to save us from.
You cannot claim to know Him, sing to Him, lift your hands to Him (lifting up unholy hands with wrath and doubting) and kiss and have man to man, woman to woman sex. Let alone fornicate (porn), adultery, or be bisexual.
If you were to take a real look at Jesus like Thomas did, it wasn’t just the remarkable, undeniable fact that He was resurrected from the dead but the scars on His body is emblematic of the price He paid to redeem us from sin.
Just one look at each nail scared hand.
Just one look at each nail scared foot.
Just one look at the hole in His side.
Just one look at the blood trail of Jesus from Pilate’s pretorium to Golgotha’s hill.
To ignore looking at Jesus as He is, only underscores how intentionally blind people are to what He went through to save us from sin. We look at a clean Jesus before He died and we freeze frame Him there. But there is a bloody side of Jesus. A side that speaks volumes of what He went through to die for our sins.
Remember what John the Baptist said before Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan….
“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 says,
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The “let us” are the believers that became truly born again, having given up the life of sin, but fell into temptation and yielded to sin.
There is a difference between being an apostate and a carnal Christian.
An apostate (see Hebrews 6:4-8) is one that despised their salvation, has walked away from Jesus, and cast aside His salvation forever to return to the house of bondage forever. The person no longer claims Jesus as Lord. Apostates fit the profile of Esau. Esau gave up his birthright to Jacob and Esau lost the inheritance or blessing.
Incidentally, Esau was a fornicator and profane in his living (see Hebrews 12:16-17).
In other words, he was sexually immoral.
Fresh from the Holy Spirit.
If you are an apostate, you are no longer hypocritical. That’s because when you left Christ for good, you are doomed.
If you claim to be a believer in Jesus, but you were never born again, you are a sinner that has yet to be saved. You are neither a hypocrite or a believer. You are an impostor, pretender, or fictitious representative (hence, gay christians and gay churches). Make believe child of God fits the bill. It has hints of hypocrisy but the difference is that you know what a real child of God is but because of a love for sin, you refrain from becoming a genuine child of God, and you know what a real sinner is.
If you are a true believer in Christ but you constantly yield to temptation to sin, you are a hypocrite when you say you have no sin, but you commit sin, hence….
a carnal Christian is one that yields to temptation and fall into sin while attempting to practice righteousness simultaneously (see Luke 811-15 and Romans 8:1-17). You can’t be both and you can’t practice both at the same time. Your mind must be made up. This is the prodigal son attitude. Prodigal meaning wasteful. Eventually, the prodigal son returned and his father welcomed him with open arms and a kiss.
The insurgency of LGBT into the church is to attempt to legitimize lesbian, gay/homosexual, bisexual, transgender sin.
As long as the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ is here, we might as well preach and live the truth. It is not enough that we preach against it, and live against it. The hand is always out to reach into the flame and pull as many out as possible before it’s too late.
For the flame that many will be cast into, no man will be able to reach into it.
I am aware that many worry about offending those in the sin of homosexuality. Worried about offending people by declaring homosexual sins as an abomination. What the Lord is doing is that by His Word, He is letting us know how He detests the fact that what He created has turned to perverseness.
If we do not understand what God thinks about sin, any sin, then in our unregenerate minds, we believe that the Lord is fine with sin. And that’s the LGBT agenda, which is actually satan’s agenda.
God was never fine or “ok” about sin.
So while we preach the Word, we must use the same position of God. God detests sin. God hates sin. God does not like sin. God declares sin as an abomination. So to come out from being against God, we need to be born again.
Only a look. Just one real look at the real Savior, will turn you away from sin.