Not on my watch.
Not on my ship.
Not in my Navy.
This phrase was coined by Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, CNO during the early 1980’s when I was in the Navy.
The pastor, Pastor Si Budagher, of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho removed the Boy Scouts out of the local assembly because they wanted (the cub scouts) gay scouts.
I applaud this decision.
Many feel otherwise, but the standard of righteousness must be upheld. To permit the Boy Scouts of America that gives an oath to do their duty “to God and my country, to operate, knowingly against the Word of God, and by allowing practicing unrepentant homosexuals to function as an organization which capitulated to the arm twisting tactics of LGBT within the local assembly, would be a compromise of epic proportions.
The decision of the BOA to surrender to the LGBT agenda would give them a reach into the local assembly. A tactic to dictate the spiritual direction of a pastor and local assembly.
The sin of homosexuality is spreading like a cancer to shut out and shut down the voice of righteousness. Local churches are forced to make a decision to allow unrepentant sin go unchecked, or discontinue the program.
Sin is never a duty to God. Sin is rebellion against the known will of God.
The sin of homosexuality clearly goes against being morally straight.
People were hurt by the decision. The pastor and the church labeled as heartless, lacking love.
However, when it comes to the standard of God’s Word, we must learn to love God and His Word above the sins of people. It is our job as pastors to love people and to minister to people the grace of God. We must learn to love to minister truth to those that are misguided by people in LGBT who pervert the ways of the truth to cater to the sin in their lives.
We know that this is a concerted effort by LGBT to decriminalize sin. Or, at best, change the Word of God from declaring homosexuality as a sin. However, there is no escaping the absolutes of God’s Word.
The stand of morality must be consistent.
I want to start something.
Not on my watch.
Not in my house.
Not in Jesus’ Church!!!!
There are many things that ought not take place in the house of the Lord.
Tetaun Moffett, co host of EXMinistries TV with G. Craige Lewis posted a church having a party in the facility that the church worships.
Here is the link….http://youtu.be/I0bY_HBR0wA
Pastor Lester Love’s church is opening themselves up for demonic activity. I do not believe, unless I am wrong, that this was the first time that this happened. The people dancing were just too comfortable doing this in the place where the worship of the Lord is supposed to take place.
Here is the website regarding what they believe http://thecityoflove.com/we_believe.html
When the leader of a group of people insist in allowing demonic activity in the house of worship, it is a clear compromise of beliefs on a colossal scale.
To have a party in a place that is supposed to be hallowed and sacred, set aside or consecrated, dedicated, and sanctified for the exclusive use of the holy worship of God is an outrage.
Repentance from the pastor is demanded. Repentance of the people that danced to demonic worship is demanded.
Nothing less is acceptable. Even if they played Christian rap and hip hop, it is still connected to demonic influences.
The book of Revelation, chapters 2 and 3 is a clear indication of what happens to a local assembly that starts out right and ends up wrong. Whether it is a region of churches or the actual local assembly itself, nonetheless, it is clear that the Head of the Church walks through to see if the pastor and people are doing what it is supposed to do.
The Lord does the same today and sends men and women of God to warn and spare not. There is too much at stake. We are not paying attention to the lack of morals in this nation. Let alone the apparent lack of morals among leaders and professed believers. It is indicative of an inept, impotent, weak, and rebellious church. So much so that when the world confronts the church, we cower and back down.
Very few professed believers know how to take the argument and defense of the gospel to those that live in the sin of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, porn, masturbation, and bisexuality. There is a reason. You cannot defend the gospel you’ve never lived in. When you are sympathetic to the sins of the world, you are an enemy of God (see James 4:4 and 1 John 2:15-17).
Save the flawed argument of Matthew 7:1. Read verse 2-5 before you utter a word from your lips.
LGBT is making bold and aggressive moves to legislate with intimidation. When the church fails to uphold the solid consistent standard of righteousness, the world will dictate terms and force the church to back down.
In San Antonio, they passed legislation to prohibit anyone who opposes homosexuals from running for office.
Why is this important?
While this legislative intimidation move was taking place, a majority of the church was in Dallas, TX for MegaFest. My wife told me, by the Spirit of God, that MegaFest was a deliberate diversional tactic. I do not know if the pastoral leaders were aware of what was pending in San Antonio, nonetheless, there was no solid outcry.
When there is no attention paid to the political landscape, it is clear that legislation will be passed that will not be favorable for those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result, we are seeing unprecedented legislation passed that favors and caters to a special group of people.
Something that the US Constitution prohibits.
What’s also at stake is the reinterpretation of the Constitution.
As everyone knows that when it comes to law, it is about interpretation. When it comes to the Word of God, there is no private interpretation. The Word of God is absolute because God is absolute. There is no argument with the Lord and the Word of God. When people argue and fuss over interpretation, it’s about an argument about your view of what you believe.
Three things takes place.
Millions will say ….“I think.”
Many will say….“I believe.”
Few will say….“The Bible said.”
You see, when it comes to the Word of God your obedience is required. Disobedience is a risk that pays only consequences.
We are seeing a clear movement of a departure from the faith of Jesus Christ. But it didn’t start in the world, obviously. It started in the local assembly. In places where people who used to walk by faith in the Word of God are departing from the faith of Jesus Christ. Many people in the blog sphere has sounded the alarm and still is sounding the alarm, however, we are seeing that it has fallen upon deaf ears.
The pleasures of sin is more important than being in the presence of the Lord where at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Living holy is now profane, and those that stand their ground in righteousness is ridiculed.
The church, in some places, is stupidized.
It’s a made up word.
My FB friend Vanessa Olszen posted a Scripture that completely identifies the problem with people in the church.
When we fail to take heed, there is a reason…
”And he said, “Go, and say to this people:
“‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
keep on seeing, but do not perceive. ’
Make the heart of this people dull,
and their ears heavy,
and blind their eyes;
lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”
It’s time for the people that lead God’s people to pay attention to what is happening in the local assembly. We need to tighten up the loin belt of truth. We need to impose the highest standard, the Word of God, upon our own lives, as pastors, before we impose anything upon God’s people.
If we fail to lead, we fail.
If we fail, it’s because we deliberately look for reasons to fail.
Because when a leader loves sin more than he or she loves God, the alliance is clear.
As profane and perverse pastors, it is clear that they love satan, more than they love God.