*I know that I will make some of you mad at this; BUT — we are living in perilous times and I believe the last days as foretold by Jesus Christ Himself, and the Apostles He called to follow and teach! If this offends you, I am sorry, BUT again — that is between you and God Almighty, our Heavenly Father for I WILL NOT avoid the truth according to Scripture, no matter how much society and modern mores dictate. I have been called to minister the truth, to serve the Body of Christ and to build up and edify the Church in preparation for the Lord’s imminent return. My wife sent me a link on my Facebook page and it broke my heart, for this is the “church” of today; AND it is becoming more and more prominent and blatant!
The headline reads (you can click on the headline to go to the article:
GOD LOVES THIS MAN!! AND as Christians, so should we!
BUT —— how does Godly Agape love for God’s creation demand we respond to this?? First, even though it sounds like a cliché and the sinner will not believe in the sincerity of it, we ARE to love the sinner, but that does NOT mean we love or condone the sin, the lifestyle of Biblical, continued sin, or the false teaching concerning sin!! I ask this question; can we love another WITHOUT having to agree with them? I believe that we can!
So since this church that ordained this Scriptural sinner seems it is right and JUST in the eyes of God, there is only ONE way to address it! We address the sin and the falsehood based upon the ONLY foundation a Christian can rely on, the never-changing and Living Word of God!
First, out of love for the Body of Christ and those searching for the spiritual TRUTH, we need to identify that the churches abiding this practice are engaged in FALSE TEACHING according to Scripture, and those including this person (I cannot call him Bishop no matter what a denomination says, for the Bible tells us what a Bishop is supposed to be) are FALSE PROPHETS and Wolves-in-sheep’s clothing according to Scripture! This IS the spirit of Antichrist and should cause every true believing follower of Christ Jesus to weep with a broken heart! As you can see, this is becoming RAMPANT in our “religious” (as compared to spiritual) congregations and denominations. These false teachers are substituting a false love and compassion, a cushy, watered-down version, for a true Agape love that WILL when applied cause TRUE liberty and can and does set the captive to sin, free!!
Any other application, in the name of justice, compassion, unity, acceptance, etc., etc., is an outright lie from the pits of hell and sadly, today, so many are accepting this lie RATHER than the truth that will set them free!!
I have to resort back to an often used Scripture to again make my point; and every time I do it breaks my heart! So many are listening to modern-day Pharisees and Scribes and I just don’t understand why, EXCEPT the god of this world has blinded SO many people and it seems they desire to be/remain blinded:
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
14 “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
15 ¶ “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
16 “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?
17 “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18 “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
19 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 “Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
21 ¶ “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.
22 “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?’
23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
25 “and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
27 “and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching,
29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
These are words spoken by Jesus Christ, Himself as recorded by the Apostle Matthew! Do you, who are searching for truth, want to believe those that have thrown away the FOUNDATION of centuries, the foundation that has PROVEN itself to be truth through all that time, for the ear-tickling words of someone who denies the very sin they want and desire to live in rather than the freedom from bondage they are promised??
If you would rather live the lie, then take heart, for in the verses above, it is Jesus Who lets you in on the outcome, not myself! You know, I will give you another Scripture and this one is written by the Apostle Paul, a man who lived during the Roman times (before Rome fell from the inside) and who lived through the acceptance of sodomy and homosexuality in the societies of the Greeks and Romans!
2 Timothy 3:
1 ¶ But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
KNOW THIS, in the LAST DAYS!!! Having a FORM of godliness, church services, religious programs, etc., but denying the power of the God they are SUPPOSED to be honoring and worshipping!! AND, AND, AND from such people turn away! An interesting note is that Paul is writing this to Timothy, his protégé who is following in the ministry (service) to the Gospel of Christ Jesus! Paul is writing this under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to PREACHERS and TEACHERS of the Word!!!! But, it has been recorded for ALL posterity. He is speaking about the LAST DAYS! Have you made the connection yet??!!
As to the aspect of God being a woman;
23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
God is a Spirit!! He is neither man NOR woman, male or female, BUT Christ Jesus, HIS Son addresses Him as FATHER and has throughout the Scriptures. IF, and I say IF, you are a true disciple and follower of Christ Jesus, A CHRISTIAN, than we FOLLOW the leading of our Shepherd, our Master, our Lord and our King!!!
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
So how do we love in this instance? Does love, real love, demand that I accept the lie and conform to the ways of the world? Is that the true demonstration of Godly love? I personally don’t know this man and many of you do not; so we cannot act in a loving way, in a personal, close relationship with him. This also goes for the church that he is part of. BUT —- I CAN pray, I can pray for his eternal salvation! I can pray that his blinded eyes would be opened and that he would see AND recognize the truth. I can pray that the Lord intercede concerning his false teaching so that others will not be like the blind following the blind and all fall in a ditch! (Matthew 15:14, Luke 6:39).
When I pray for his soul, sincerely, and for all those who have fallen into this trap, I am spending a portion of my life for someone else, a portion that I can never get back. I am in essence, giving a part of my life, for someone else, for someone whom our Heavenly Father created and thus loves! I can pray that when the Holy Spirit speaks to the heart of this person, the anointing of Christ will pierce through the darkness and touch his spirit! I CANNOT however, pray that God will bless his “ministry” for that would be partaking in the lie and falsehood. I cannot pray that God will bless him in his endeavors for that will also be partaking in the very thing God abhors.
In closing, remember the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gospel that has been proven over the ages and is the foundation of the TRUE Church, the Body of Christ:
2 John 1:
10 ¶ If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
20 ¶ He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.