Practicing Homosexual Pastors? Does This Make Any Sense?

As a pastor approaches the pulpit, the church is packed. A few weeks ago, he and his wife seemed a little upset at each other but nothing to allude to the congregation that something was wrong. The church members were told that the pastor would make an announcement. In one swift blow, the most disastrous words escaped his lips.

“I am homosexual.”

After watching the video of Pastor Scott Lively on gcmwatch.com I had to address this issue about practicing homosexual pastors.

One of the things that he mentioned was the fact that homosexuality is in a class of sin by itself. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah underscores God’s wrath against those that insist on thumbing their nose at God in complete anarchy and defiance of God’s righteousness and holiness.

There is a gross, detestable phenomena that is happening more often than we can shake a stick at.

Cropping up all over the place are men and women in the pulpit, suddenly announcing that they are homosexual.

After years of preaching against sin, they have slowly moved away from the conviction of the Word regarding sin. When sin is not preached often in the pulpit, it is a clear indication that sin is in the house. When a pastor goes for weeks without address sin and deliverance from sin, it is almost a sure bet that there may be sin in the heart and camp of that church.

Practicing homosexual pastors usually have lived in sin from jump street and all of a sudden, they make a stunning announcement.

Prior to my forever repentance from porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation, I was completely oblivious to what was happening in the church. Sexual immorality had taken the church over by storm and I was part of the Secret Sexual Sins Society (SSSS).

Except I, through my wife’s prayers, and by His grace and mercy, drew the line.

We need to look at the Biblical reasons why this is occurring.

For those of you that rejected truth already…

Relax.

If you are an apostate, you are condemned already and there is nothing that you can do about it.

There is nothing that you can do against the truth.

In fact, Paul said it like this in 2 Corinthians 13:8 NKJ & NLT….

“For we can do nothing against the truth but for the truth”

“Our responsibility is never to oppose the truth, but to stand for the truth at all times.”

This is the bottom line.

There is a campaign to destroy the truth.

Listen to the Song of Moses from Deuteronomy 32:3-4

“For I proclaim the name of the Lord: Ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.”

God is God of truth. Remember what Paul said. “…we can do nothing against the truth.”

So because truth comes from God, there is nothing that you can do against God.

Jesus said in John 14:6,

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but through Me.”

In verse 17, Jesus prayed….

“Sanctify them through Your truth, Your word is truth.”

So, without controversy, Jesus is the Truth, and the Father’s Word is truth.

Is it possible for practicing homosexuals to speak truth?

No way!

John 8:44 is proof of that.

Isn’t it amazing and wonderful that after all the lies, fuss, arguments, confusion, deception, and evil, that God stands there with the truth?

Everything God does is fair because He is God of truth. Therefore, the devil is god of lies. He proved that in the Garden.

Many homosexuals will declare that God is unjust and has injustice. The definition of injustice is powerful. It means iniquity, perverseness, wickedness.

So God is without iniquity, perverseness, and wickedness.

In other words, God cannot deal with you as you would deal unjustly with man.

It is impossible for God to lie (see Numbers 23:19 and Hebrews 6:13-19).

Only the devil and his children speak lies.

Having established this fact, that God is truth and that the devil is a liar, can a practicing homosexual be a pastor?

No!

From saved, backslider, to full blown apostate.

First, he or she threw away their salvation.

You see, it is not possible to practice sin and practice righteousness at the same time.

It is possible to be in the kingdom but as a result of sin, you slowly make your way towards the exit for good.

Hebrews 6:4-8 says,

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.”

Notice the word or phrase, “to fall away.”

It is the Greek word, “parapipto” and Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words gives this definition.

“…to fall in one’s way, to fall away (from adherence to the realities and facts of the faith.)” 

Thayer’s Greek Lexicon says, “…to fall beside a person or thing; to slip aside; hence, to deviate from the right path, turn aside, wander.”

Now notice what the writer of Hebrews state.

“…it is impossible for those…

To qualify as one that has fallen away from the truth or the realities and facts of the faith, you must….

1. Be enlightened. Being enlightened is not being saved. This means that the light of His glorious gospel shined and you approached.

2. Tasted of the heavenly gift. This is salvation. Remember what Psalm 34:8 says, “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that trusts in Him.” Remember also what 1 Peter 2:3 says, “…if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”

3. Become partakers of the Holy Spirit. This is the initial infilling of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4.

4. And have tasted the good Word of God.  This is receiving and walking in the maturity of the Word of God and walking in the fruit of the recreated human spirit according to 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 5:22-23. You know you way around the Scriptures very well and you have matured in Christ to the degree that you can teach others by the way you lived according to the Scriptures.

5. And the powers of the age to come.  This is 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, the gifts of the Holy Spirit in operation in your life.

When you suddenly decide to “fall away” or  “to fall away (from adherence to the realities and facts of the faith),” the rest of that Scripture says “…For it is impossible for those…to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”

There is no way for them to return to the kingdom.

Jesus will not be crucified again for your apostasy. He died, once and for all.

If they were genuinely saved, of course, and fall away, your fate is forever sealed. When you walk away from Christ and mean it, it is over. You are forever an enemy and subject to wrath.

As a side note, there will come a point in some apostates that were once genuinely saved to have a longing to return.

They can’t return because of these verses of Scripture above.

And another indication that they cannot return is that when you try to minister truth to them, and they constantly and consistently reject it. They will even tell you that the old person will not come back. They will label you as wrong. That’s because they can’t do anything against the truth. So they get mad at you and attempt to take it out on you.

This is another side of apostasy that many believers cannot reconcile. The fact that apostates cannot return to God, through Christ.

I can’t apologize. I was about to say “sorry folks.” When God told Lot and his family not to look back, He meant it. Lot’s wife didn’t take God seriously and looked at the destruction. She turned into a pillar of salt because she had longings for the sin in that city.

God never sympathizes with the thing He detests vehemently.

When I hear a statement like this that the “old person” is never coming back, it leads me to this one Scripture.

“For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turned the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In other words, they were planted by the devil and when it was time, they rose up with their vile, perverted doctrine.

Practicing homosexuals that call themselves pastors, reverend, bishop, apostle, are void of title and function. The title is conferred as a gift to the Body of Christ from the Head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ. If they were called and forfeited their salvation, they have also forfeited the call of God on their life, only if they were saved in the first place.

Those that were planted unnoticed, were never saved.

It’s an automatic default clause.

I would never address them by title because of the sacred connection to Jesus.

I will disrespect that person by not disrespecting my Lord.

So for all you that claim a ministerial title as a practicing homosexual, just know that you are an apostate. One that stands against the truth of the Scriptures.

There is no rest for the wicked.

There is no way out. You are forever doomed according to Jude.

What amazes me is the fact that after these charlatans expressed their “coming out of the closet” speech, that very few make for the exits of these devilish assemblies.

They stand there and applaud. Sounds like Romans chapter 1:32.

That only tells me one thing. They were closet people too. Then there are those that are confused about sin and righteousness. They do not know the difference and are caught in the apostasy themselves.

How can a practicing homosexual, living in perversion, declare that they are a minister of the gospel? Ministers represent light, righteousness, truth, holiness. Any minister that lived a holy lifestyle and then “fall away” has, on their own account, forfeited their salvation and calling.

This is based on the Scripture stated above.

Disagree? Can you find Scripture to refute apostates as declared in the book of Jude?

Can a homosexual or any sexually immoral person expect to inherit the kingdom of God based on 1 Corinthians 6:9 that clearly says…

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

What makes a person unrighteous?

Their unregenerate spirit.

There there is 1 John 3:4-9

“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. 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. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.”

There is no way for a practicing homosexual to claim that he or she is a pastor, called by God and attempt to justify practicing sin in his or her life. And it is impossible for those that fall away to lay claim to ministerial titles because the Lord of the title is no longer their Lord.

They no longer work for the Lord, they work for the devil in vile, perversion.

Saints and ministers cannot be sympathetic to the perversion that the Lord hates.

Notice what Psalm 21:8 says.

“Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You.”

When you hate truth, the right hand, (Jesus is seated at the right hand of the throne of God see Psalm 110:1 and verse 5, Mark 16:19, and Hebrews 12:1-2) will find you.

Why will He find you?

Because you will attempt to hide in the day of His wrath. And He will find you with His right hand, even Jesus.

Finally this one Scripture.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 says, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his (satan’s) ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”

(parenthesis are mine, not NKJ’s)

So the Scriptures declares that practicing homosexuals that claim to be ministers with titles are actually satan’s ministers and according to Psalm 21:8, His “…right hand will find those who hate You.”

In my next blog, we will talk about “The Wrath To Come.”

Stay tuned!

The Hurt Locker Of Pastors: Sexual Immorality, The IED Of Choice

Very few will dare to delve pass the curtain or veil of secrecy. It is important for the Body of Christ not to bypass the weapons cache of the devil. As I watched the developments of Gulf War 2, I took note of the fact that US forces travelled faster and farther than any other force ever assembled.

The strategy was to use fast, light troops to get the job done. Great theory on paper but clearly the wrong time to implement a strategy in a place where complete theater dominance based on the “Powell Doctrine” should have been brought into play.

As a note, in the end of the Iraqi war called Gulf War 2, they repackaged the strategy as “a surge.”

Just in case you do not know the Powell Doctrine, basically, it is the use of overwhelming forces to quickly subdue an enemy. In comparison to light, and fast, prudence should have been used. As a result, overwhelming forces, in the end were used.

The commanders of the “light and fast” troops on the ground bypassed the weapons cache of the Iraqi forces. As the war developed, it was a tragic mistake that cost the lives of over 4000 Americans and scores of amputees. The enemy was able to use these weapons as IED or Improvised Explosive Devices.

There is no question that the Iranians and other enemy forces within Iraq brought more IED material into theater as the weapons cache were secured. But initially, this was not the case.

It’s common practice to either guard the cache or destroy weapons stockpiles so that any remaining enemy forces wouldn’t circle around and use them against the occupying forces.

Very few were destroyed.

In the movie, The Hurt Locker, in one scene in particular, the EOD specialist came across one wire. As he investigated further, he pulled up several wires. And at the end of these wires were 6 artillery shells. Normally, these artillery shells are shot out of cannons.

Instead, a sophisticated improvised weapon was created that upon a signal sent from a cell phone, as the convoy of trucks pass, the device would explode.

Such is the case in the Body of Christ.

The church is traveling in a convoy and the devil explodes a sexual immorailty improvised device.

The carnage continues because we refuse to destroy the weapons cache of sexual immorality in the church.

I’ve heard it before that sexual immorality among pastors is considered a normal event and that pastor’s wives should get over it.

It is so common in the church that saints do not know the difference between sin and righteousness. It is so common in the church that the global reach of homosexuality is almost accomplished. To the degree that if anyone of stature were to speak loudly against homosexuality, because of the compromised position of the church, the exercise is muted.

It is true that very few are courageous enough to admit that these sins are overwhelming the church and the efficacy of it has lost its potency.

At the root of every revealed scandal is a hidden scandal of Secret Sexual Sins.

Just as the children of Israel were about to do damage in the plains of Moab, the women came out and the men of Israel choose sexual immorality over territorial conquest to ensure Israel’s future security.

Make love, not war.

Recently, on gcmwatch.com I observed a video.

This video is probably one of the top 5 messages I’ve ever heard. I must say that Gay Christian Movement Watch was already speaking against the plans and strategies of the enemy to infiltrate into the church the acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle.

And where acceptance is rejected, it is labeled as hate language.

Already, we are seeing pastors and churches attacked because of a stand taken for God, and His righteous ways. Homosexuality is the current course the entire world is on. Pastors and churches can ill afford to be on the wrong side of the wrath of God that is to come. The persecution of the church cannot be compared to the wrath of God.

The global initiative of homosexuality is a clear and present danger to the church.

The enemy is in the wire and we need a danger close mission of the Holy Spirit to engulf the church in fire to burn out the enemy until that which is shaken remains.

Just in case you do not know what a danger close mission is. It is when the enemy has overrun your base and the only way to stop it is to bring friendly fire right on top of your base. And, yes, it means you may die, but what’s the difference.

The chances of survival is tipped to the forces requesting a danger close mission and this is exactly what we need. We need the fire of the Holy Spirit to come inside the church because we cannot let the enemy have us. God has a way to burn the enemy without burning us. But if you are not where you should be in God, you will die when a danger close mission is called in the church.

The backdrop of this acceptance of the vile, perverted, sin of homosexuality is hidden in the secret lives of pastors and churches that refuse to expose the hidden works of darkness called sexual immorality.

The sin of homosexuality is a class of sin by itself. It is the vilest sin of all mankind. It is the top predator of sin. To be associated with the devil on this level is the agenda of satan. As the church, as a whole, fails to live up to the standards of the Word of God, we see that its root is hidden in the secret lives of undisciplined pastors that fail to toe the line in righteousness and personal sexual integrity.

As a pastor, I was caught in the secrecy of sexual sins and I know first hand about what this is about. No need to further discuss it here except that if you haven’t heard about my evolvement, just go to blogtalkradio.com/prevailingword1 to catch up on what you may have missed.

The point is not about raising flesh up to start something.

The point is that if there is a lack of prominent ministers adequately and forcefully addressing this issue, from the devil’s perspective, more carnage is coming.

Beg to differ. Disagree. Condemn.

It’s your right.

But the church is not leaving the plains of Moab, the Mother of All Battles, until the secrecy comes to an end.

Psalm 90 and verse 8 says,

“You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.”

Secret sins of a sexual nature in a pastor is the same as when the EOD specialist pulled up the wires and exposed many bombs, pastors are doing the same with these sins. While in the movie the bombs did not explode, yet in the lives of pastors, these bombs exploded regularly.

Porn, self gratification, commonly called masturbation, prostitution, fornication, adultery, bisexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, and other lewd conduct hidden in the choir, music ministers, church musicians, pastors, ministers, church secretaries, and the dance ministry.

Time after time, because of Secret Sexual Sins, the church is bog down in a conflict that should have been over a long time ago. We can never get used to the fact that a defeated church is an ineffective church. The Lord Jesus didn’t shed His blood for the church to walk in defeat.

Until we get it, the devil will make sure that we get it.

Living defeated lives.

There are many pastors that live in The Hurt Locker of family, ministry, and secular work.

Unable to break away, the spiritual, emotional, and physical instability of pastors is an open invitation to the devil to seek and destroy by way of SIIED, Sexual Immorality Improvised Explosive Device the lives of pastors, their wives, the children, if any, and people in the church.

With a fine tooth comb and a slow approach, pastors need to take a step back and begin to have eyes on their lives to look for the following indicators that destroy pastors.

1. Lack of a Strong relationship with God.

Personal prayer and devotion in the Word goes a long way to keeping a solid relationship with the Lord. Prayer, fasting, and strict obedience to the Word.

2. Lack of a Strong relationship with the wives and children.

Personal time to enjoy the wife of your youth and opposed to looking for other women like prey. Spending time with your children is important because they need you more than your church needs you.

3. Lack of Strong Accountability Partners

People that can speak into your life on a moment’s notice to see what you have been up to. Such accountability must be non condemning, loving, but confrontational to ensure honest and integrity.

4. Lack of a Strong Men’s Fellowship

Where issues, ALL the issues are placed on the table. Nothing is left to chance.

Together, we can win but time is running short.