What is a secret?
“Something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on).”
But it also means….“designed to elude detection.”
Men love to keep hidden their sexual preferences until they are with a male or female prostitute, a sexually immoral woman, or by themselves with self sex.
Many of us have things done to us in the past during our youth. Things that will go with people into eternity. The body may be placed in the box, but what was done lives on.
But while we are in this life, we either choose to keep it a secret, or we find someone in the flesh that we can trust to “unload” the burden.
That’s one reason…the burden.
It gets heavier because the pain of holding the weight increases. It pushes a person into a seemingly hopeless state.
The other reason is….to keep the sin going, no one must know. It’s devastating when news is released that reveals what you have been doing. You’ve reached the depths of sin, but when it comes to sin, the staircase continues downward.
Darker and darker into the abyss.
And that’s the dark world of sexual immorality. Watching and participating in the world of porn, self gratification, and other activities. No one should know what I’ve been up to. But God already knew what you did last night.
The power of secrecy keeps your sexual sins and activities, and your real dark personality anonymous. The darker, the better. Especially when you are ready to cross certain lines that you say you never would cross.
The successful concealment of past activities emboldens us all.
If no one knows about what I did, they must never know what I am about to do.
For some, secrecy adds to the adrenaline rush. That excitement of getting off adds to the sexual satisfaction. Anticipation, is making me wait.
And you intend to keep it that way. If no one knows, no one gets hurt. But there comes a point where you will make a mistake. Where you have already left a trail. Every man gets to the intersection of discovery.
The place where what you’ve successfully covered, inevitably, will be exposed.
Luke 12:2 says (NIV and NLT)….“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”
“The time is coming when everything will be revealed; all that is secret will be made public.”
There was a Dateline Predator show by Chris Hansen done a few years ago. This show was about predators talking online with a decoy, pretending to be underage, and available for sex. The online predators would talk with them on the Internet, using undeniable explicit language and pictures, and then they would meet at a specified house for sex.
Homosexuals and straight men.
Some of them were married, with children, with great paying jobs. Others were out right criminals. Sexual predators and registered sex offenders. One case involved a person who is about to do time for being a sexual predator and was on his way to jail. But needed to make one more move before heading to prison.
Well, he was caught and arrested….again.
As soon and Chris Hansen introduced himself, he would tell these predators that they were free to go. Then, as soon as they made for the exit, thinking that they would evade and escape, the police would pounce on them.
Some of them cried like babies.
Some of them cried out loud, wondering how they are going to explain this to their wives.
In many of our churches, underneath the robe of pastors, are sexual deviants. One married with five children pastor allegedly did sexting to a 13 year old child. Technology is now the means of sexual predators and that, nasty pastors.
Behind the shout, hand lifting, “anointing,” and power of God, are preachers living secret lives.
The lust in the hearts of preacher is stronger than most could think. For the preacher, it is an advantage because……
“The anointing can dress up a bum.”
He doesn’t have to have Brylecreem or jehri curls to look good because the oratorical skills, his savvy way with words, and personality is enough to sway even the elect to engage in Secret Sexual Sins.
But the power to exercise some form of persuasive and seductive influence, the use of one’s professional position is enough to exploit the vulnerable. The innocent. The gullible.
What is behind all this sin in the pulpit?
The power of the secret.
As with all scandals that pastors experience, it goes much deeper than what took place, as far as the affair is concerned. The affair, excuse me… adultery, is just the revelation of a long list of Secret Sexual Sins committed by a person for months, maybe even years.
The lust that is in the hearts of men. The roaming of the eyes. The touching of one’s self sexually.
The desire to have sex is placed in us by the Lord but what happens is that because of the lie of dissatisfaction, engaging in dark places to let emerge hidden dark desires, compels a man to explore extramarital sex.
Proverbs 27:20 says, “Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes of a man are never satisfied.”
God designed sex to be enjoyed and experienced by one man and one woman that is married (see Genesis 2:24). Sex outside of marriage only invites judgment and death (see Hebrews 13:4 and James 1:15).
So extramarital sex is just a person that is out of control. For the born again believer, the fruit of the Spirit is self control. When we receive Jesus as Lord, we are now capable of self control. Whether we act on, or employ self control is completely a decision that must be made, before the next move is made.
Behind the secrets of men reveals a person that is not in control. To be in control means that you know how to subdue yourself and discipline yourself (see 1 Corinthians 9:27).
But it also means that exposure and discovery must take place (see John 3:20-21 and Ephesians 5:8-16).
We men are seldom honest about ourselves. We know that sexual sins stuff is going on in our minds and hearts, and flesh, but to tell someone about the reality of what our minds and flesh encounters, to keep that a secret, allows the world of fantasy to reign supreme.
Unchecked and unchallenged, we can look like we are thinking about God and harbor the sexual objectification shape of a woman or man in our minds. We can easily, and simultaneously suppress the conscience and the Holy Spirit’s convicting power to conveniently file that, and many other sexual images (see Galatians 5:16-21).
Now what if you are practicing these things?
Look closely at verse 21.
When you struggle and fail, you are not struggling, you practiced.
You see, there is a vast difference between the struggle and the practice.
When you are struggling, you are fighting not to let it overcome you, and you intend to win before crossing the line. Struggle and fail is not the goal. Struggle and win over the flesh and mind’s urge and impulses is the achievable, actionable goal.
For married men, it is about controlling sexual urges and impulses until it is time, within marriage, to have sex.
As far as masturbation, it is about shutting it down and declaring it as sin.
Masturbation is a selfish act that defies the purpose of sex as designed by God called the “one flesh” principle of Genesis 2:24.
Self sex is unnecessary if you are married.
For single men, it is called “abstinence.”
So to move from abstinence to self control or managing sex, you need to get married to a woman.
On the other hand. There is no “struggle.”
There is just a willful desire to quickly subdue any attempt to resist false, or fantasy sex.
In other words, you’ve consciously made up your mind to sin.
Speaking for me, for 33 years, there was no struggle.
There was an intentional, deliberate act to sin. The mind was made up. Provision to sin was already a done deal (see Romans 13:11-14).
When you are not willing to discuss with another trusted person or persons what is really going on in your heart, mind, and flesh, such refusal only opens the door for sexual trouble.
As always, one thing always leads to another.
The lines we say we would never cross, eventually get crossed. And we inherit the whirlwind.
So what are we to do?
Many men will keep their secrets. Many will refuse to tell a soul.
But some are ready to toss the secret for freedom in Christ.
“If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”
Wives will wonder why they are no longer sexually attractive to their husbands. Many will go for months without sex. Many will live with the knowledge of a man’s secret, and not say a word. Some (very,very few) will even go and do likewise behind their husband’s back- so few because most women want to maintain their marriages.
So how does a man break his secrets?
He must get the courage before he crosses another line. When a man knows that something is about to go down, it is his inner intuition, conscience, voice of his spirit and human reasoning, that when you are contemplating going to the next level that you begin to get warning signs that something is about to be set off.
Most men mistakenly bypass the stop sign and either hit something or they get hit. Failure to heed the warning brings the consequences to bear on a man where the cost is beyond what’s left in the account of grace.
Then again, the last measure of grace may be hidden in the backseat of a police car.
Or you, perhaps, ran out of grace and ran right into mercy. The prison house.
And for others, neither is available.
“You have set our iniquities before You, our SECRET SINS in the light of Your countenance.” Psalm 90:8-9
There is a misunderstanding of hate (H8) in America and throughout the world.
I know that “H8” is meant to be“HATE,” but I couldn’t help but take advantage of turning something meant to silence truth to speak some Biblical truth.
According to Biblical Numerology, the number 8 represents resurrection or new beginning.
There were only eight persons saved when the floods of Noah came (2 Peter 2:5). These eight persons were used by God to start the whole human race all over again. Hence “new beginning.”
Incidentally, have you also noticed that the flag of LGBT is a “rainbow” flag?
The rainbow was God’s covenant sign to Noah that God would not destroy the earth with water ever again. He never said He wouldn’t destroy the earth. He said He would never destroy the earth with water (see Genesis 9:8-17).
So it appears that they are trying to tell God…“Since we are in covenant with You, You can’t destroy us because You promised You wouldn’t.”
That was the Noahic Covenant.
We are in the Dispensation of Grace. You are given time to repent. You do have an “on or before date.”
The “on or before date” is either the coming of the Lord or your physical expiration. Which ever comes first.
But the Lord did destroy Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone. And the heavens and earth will be destroyed by fire (see 2 Peter 3:3-13).
Jesse, the father of David had eight sons (1 Samuel 17:12). David was the eighth son and was selected by the Lord to be the second king of Israel after the first king, Saul, had failed.
God starting over again with a new king. A new beginning for Israel.
Jesus is called the son of David (Luke 3:31, Matthew 9:27).
Food for thought.
Renouncing sin is a resurrection and a new beginning.
So, do you really hate Jesus that much?
All He wants to do is give you a new beginning without sin.
Hate, a noun, is defined as “the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.”
Hate is something that everyone experiences. When something is said or done, to the person, it may be deemed hatred.
All sinful people hate God.
Most people will not say it, but in act and deed, people hate God.
As the saying goes, “Action speaks louder than words.”
The thing about God is that both His Words and His omnipotent actions to bring His Word to pass, speaks (see Numbers 23:19, Jeremiah 1:12, and Hebrews 6:13-18).
Sin is defiance of God. People do not like to be told that what they are doing violates the Word of God. That’s why people hate God.
So no effort is spared to attempt to silence God, His Word, and His preachers and believers.
When the day of silence is out there, it is an attempt to silence hate speech.
There is a difference between worldly hate speech and the truth of the Word of God.
What LGBT has done is equate the Word of God with words that the world uses to speak evil of people (such evil speech is completely inconsistent with the Word of God) as hate speech.
Talk about “hate speech,” when John the Baptist told Herod that it was unlawful to have his brother’s wife, Herodias, the wife of Herod went crazy. She looked for a way to get John the Baptist killed. Herod feared John the Baptist and protected John from being killed by throwing him in prison. Herod’s daughter danced before him and other men. Obviously, it was sensuous enough to cause Herod to lose his bearing and said to his daughter, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.”
Back up a bit.
Remember, Herod sexually took his own brother’s wife. This is adultery.
Herodias was convicted and took it personally. Herod was convicted and tried to protect John.
So sex had everything to do with the death of John the Baptist. For Herodias, it was about the combination of sex and power. After Herod gave his daughter a blank check, Herod’s daughter went back to her mother to find out what could be asked.
It became the perfect opportunity to silence the voice of righteousness.
That same day, the head of John the Baptist was brought on a platter.
Listen to New Unger’s Bible Dictionary.
“The executioner was sent sent to the prison at once, and the ghastly gift was given. John the Baptist was beheaded, the man who “among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater” (Matthew 11:11), the voice of one crying in the wilderness (Luke 7:28) was at last SILENCED.”
It doesn’t matter if it were homosexuals, lesbians, adulterers, fornicators, bisexuals, or anyone in sin. You want to silence the voice of righteousness.
All across the country, pastors are speaking loud and clear about the issues of our times and there is no way that we will cease and desist. Not when we have a God to glorify.
Sadly, even LGBT want God to be silent. Those of us that are called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be silent about the truth of the Word of God. You may dance on our graves when we are gone but you won’t have much time to celebrate because another righteous voice will rise to declare the righteousness of God and continue to call all sinners to repentance.
God will always have someone with courage to preach against all sin, including the sin of homosexuality and lesbianism.
You will have your day of silence because it is your right.
In all actuality, your silence is considered as a day that we hear less of the voice of defiance of the living Word of God, and a day where we voice the truth of God’s Word in love.
That deafening sound you will hear all day long is the voice of the righteousness of God.
Even in your silence, there will be no peace for the wicked.
Which would you rather have?
someone lie to you or Someone telling you the truth from the Word of God?
Please don’t mind the intentional error of grammar.
I intentionally lower cased the first someone to let you know that the devil is the one lying to you and the uppercase is God telling you the truth.
If God hated you, you wouldn’t be here to hear the Word of God.
But the plan of salvation is so profound that the Lord kept Noah alive. Through one of Noah’s sons, the Lord Jesus would come through. It happened to be Shem. Profound, if you really think about it.
Now we know that people will not say they hate God but they will say that they hate people that tell sinners what the Word of God says. When a statement is made and then a verse of Scripture from the Bible supports that statement, that’s what people get upset about.
Sometimes they call it a misinterpretation or they call it empty.
When people that do not know God or the Bible accuse those that walked with God, read, and studied the Bible, such action is because there is a dislike of what was said.
Truth is truth whether we like it or not.
God never asked us to like truth. He wants us to know truth (see John 14:6, 17:17).
So when truth comes, why don’t you like what God said?
“I don’t like what you said because it is hate language.”
What is it that I said that you did not like?
“Saying that homosexuality and lesbianism is sin, hurts.”
How can I say that sin is against God’s will for you any better?
God loves you and wants the best for you, but to continue in any sin that God hates, is wrong according to God’s Word. God doesn’t want to hurt you. He takes no pleasure in watching you be in pain. God desires to save you and to bless you. But if you insist on living against His will for your life, you are left alone by your choice to remain in sin because God cannot allow sin. That’s why He sent His Son, Jesus, to deliver us forever from sin and to give us the promise of eternal life. Eternal life is not just living forever. It is forever living like God.
“Why do “so called Christians” act angry and condemn us?
There are many misguided, overzealous people that do not exemplify the Spirit of Jesus. The fact that sin is sin must never be preached in personal anger. Such sinful behavior of misguided people is beyond what God intended. God hates sin but He also hates misrepresentation of the gospel.
Focus on the fact that sin is not the will of God.
Homosexuality and lesbianism is sin.
There is no excuse for sin when Jesus died to free us of our sinful nature. God’s love for all was demonstrated when He sent Jesus to die for the sins of man on the cross. We can now be reconciled or exchange from being an enemy of God, to a friend of God when we repent and renounce all sin.
Jesus gives the answer in John 3:19-20 as to why LGBT people refuse to come out of sin.
“…and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
And God hates sin. Not people. God loves people.
God knows that people hate Him.
Look at Deuteronomy 5:9-10
“…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
Why do people hate God?
When you are told not to do certain things, sometimes people get angry and begin to hate or have an intense dislike so strong that such dislike demands action.
The common action is to go past the stop sign. God said “Do not do this,” and people get bent out of shape, and angry, and in the strongest ways, they demand their way.
So what is the common response when people are bent on doing sin?
People do it any way.
They completely disregard what the Lord said not to do.
It’s because people have a sinful nature that needs to be changed and only obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ can change a life.
If you ever had children, when they are about to do something that you know is detrimental or harmful to them, you warn them and tell them not to do it. Some kids get angry and lash out.
Some children wait until a parent isn’t looking and they do it any way. Because children are not mature and parents are mature, it is the responsibility of the parents (male and female that are married) to protect the child.
Protecting the child is also done through instruction. Not just the “rod” alone.
The Lord does the same thing.
He instructs us with His Word.
When we violate or completely disregard what the Lord said, we can expect to receive the consequences.
For instance, when men have sex with men, or when women have sex with women. We all know that the argument of AIDS coming from monkeys is out there. But we all know that when men have sex with men, the risk of acquiring immune deficiency is greatly increased.
What brought about this disease?
Paul said in Romans 5:12,
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
We all know that when a man has sex with another man, through contact of body fluids and blood from open wounds and sores, there is an increased risk of acquiring STDs. We all know that when women have sex with women, genital warts opens the door to be infected with cervical cancer.
We all know that 66% of prostitutes carry herpes. Almost all porn stars and prostitutes have been infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and there is increased potential for it to develop into oral or anal cancer.
We all know that when cancer is detected in HIV infected men and women, it is an unmistakable and undeniable diagnosis that a person has crossed over into AIDS.
The acquiring of STDs is evidence enough of the inherent life threatening dangers when risky sex takes place.
Just because a disease is issued because of sin, it doesn’t mean that God hates you.
It only means that you didn’t want to listen to God’s warning about what would happen if you insist on a sinful behavior. And yes, you have a right to do what you please. It’s so sad that such a decision is an unfortunate one. One that could be prevented.
What’s so gay about STDs? One cannot be happy to acquire a disease.
God warned you not to do this sin and you went ahead, and did it any way.
You touched the third rail.
It’s not the railroad company’s fault if you ignored the sign that said,
“DANGER, KEEP OFF THE TRACKS 600 HUNDRED VOLTS.”
Racial Hatred and Sexual Orientation
Racially speaking, White people will never know what hate language from a racial stand point, is about because some will never experience it.
Since the slave ships arrived on the shores of America, racial discrimination became the bedrock foundation of America until Civil Rights were afforded to people that were deemed “less than human.”
Such racial discrimination almost destroyed the country during the Civil War.
However, we all know that even with Civil Rights established as precedence, racial discrimination is still alive and well.
I do not have to challenge anyone. We all know that if you were to put on my skin for one second, things would radically change.
Blacks have been hated and there are still pockets of racial discrimination in parts of this nation.
There is a problem when sin is brought to the level of racial discrimination.
The two issues are so far apart, it is amazing that very few African Americans sounded the alarm. It is amazing how swift the hijacking of Civil Rights came about. Perhaps, it was because the unfinished business of racial equality needed a new voice and direction.
I believe it is more like….
because the Blacks in the church (no such thing as the Black or White church in the church of Jesus Christ) were already in bed with sexual sins that to stop Secret Sexual Sins that is too far and too deep inside African American culture and the church, no one would come to church.
It’s said when the only reason some folk come to church for is to hook up sexually.
Black pastors have egregiously allowed homosexuals and lesbians to play, sing, dance, and preach in the church. But it is not just the homosexuals that play in the church. Bisexual, adulterers, and fornicators are within the ranks as well. The music ministry is full of performers that are seducing the church with the spirit of lust.
Many are trapped in porn and masturbation.
The problem is that since we allowed these sins to be prevalent in abundance in the church, it was very easy to take a political issue of racial equality and mix it with racial discrimination that before any one could discern the difference, sexual discrimination and sexual bigotry became covertly add on household terms to live overt sinful lifestyles.
As a Black man, it is appalling that very few stood against this mixture of racial discrimination and sexual orientation.
Do not argue with a Black man until you wear the skin of a Black man.
When it comes to racial bigotry, it is a matter of skin.
When it comes to sexual preference, it is a matter of sin.
One pastor said that “Marriage is discriminatory.”
Marriage was designed by God to be between one man and one woman. All other attempts to introduce alternatives and substitutes violates God’s Word. That includes shacking up, living together outside of marriage, one night stands, masturbation, and any other type of alternative or substitute.
Sexual sins is not about racial discrimination.
When you call a Black man a n****r, we all know that it is a derogatory term meant to harm with words, a person of African descent. Sadly, as a side note, our own younger generation of African Americans use this term of bigotry among themselves.
The Civil Rights movement was about eliminating racial bigotry and establishing racial equality. All of a sudden, we see the sins of homosexuality literally hijacking the spirit of Civil Rights.
We now see terms like “sexual equality, sexual orientation, and sexual discrimination” placed on the same level of Civil Rights regarding racial equality.
According to my good friend, Pastor DL Foster of Witness Freedom Ministries, there is clear racial prejudice among homosexuals.
These are my (FCR) words.
Blacks are still riding the back of the bus when it comes to homosexual issues. Black homosexuals make up half of HIV/AIDS cases in the US and Africa Americans only make up 12% of the American population.
Believe me when I tell you.
I am not advocating white homosexuals to adjust their racial discrimination against African Americans to get them to the head of the table to continue in sin.
When it comes to sin, God condemned sin in the flesh of Jesus and repentance is the only way to settle the issue of sin. When it comes to sin, God is no respecter of persons.
My position is clear.
I am a child of God first. African American second.
God created me with the color I was born with but by the new birth of Jesus, my relationship with the Lord Jesus transcends my race.
But when it comes to watching African Americans go head long down the path of sin. Any person for that matter, it is sad to watch.
So what is true H8?
True H8 is when you H8 the lies of the devil and accept the truth from the Word of God.
True H8 is when you hate the sin of homosexuality, repent of all sin, renounce sin, and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
There is no easy way to tell you. And I refuse to compromise the integrity of the Scriptures to try to sugarcoat, dilute, or adulterate the Word of God.
Which will you accept?
The devil’s lies? Or continue to H8 the truth of God, as expressed in His Word?
Some of you may have noticed these bumper stickers in purple (purple is symbolic of royalty- as a note, satan always wanted to be royal and king), with white lettering and symbols, “COEXIST” and “TOLERANCE.”
There is another sticker.
We know that this is part of a homosexual agenda of global reach. Whether they are directly or indirectly involved, we know that it is a demonic strategy to dethrone Christ to religion’s level.
“TEACH” is made up of the following symbols.
1. Christian Cross;
2. Male and Female;
3. Jewish Star;
4. Islamic Star and Crescent;
5. Baha’i 9 Pointed Star;
6. Peace Sign.
Additional religious symbols are:
7. Taoist Yin Yang; Buddhist Wheel; Hindu Om; Native American Indian Kokopelli; Zia Sun; Sikh Khanda; Indian Jainism; Pagan Pentagram; Atheist Atom; Unitarian Chalice
The most interesting thing about these bumper stickers is that at the beginning or at the end of the word, the “T,” representing the cross, is there.
Very few people understand what the cross represents. Some people just think it is only a Christian symbol.
It’s more to it than that.
It represents the place of death. Meaning that something must be crucified. But before I get into the details of the cross, we must understand what the objective of the bumper stickers.
It is clear that with the words “COEXIST, TOLERANCE, and TEACH”, we see that the world is trying to declare all religions as one or ecumenical.
The world is trying to tell Christians that we have to coexist, tolerate, and teach the religions of the world to become one.
Ecumenical simply is about promoting unity among churches and religions.
Compromise for the good of unity.
Here’s where they have a major problem on their hands.
Here’s God’s point from His own Word through the prophet Isaiah chapter 46:5.
“To whom will you liken Me, and make me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?”
The Bible stands alone as the Word of God, because God stands alone as the true God.
Jesus said in John 17:3,
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and His Son, Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
Isaiah 46:9 says,
“Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me,”
So why would I want any other when God is God all by HImself and there is none like Him? Why do all of the religions want to be like Him when they can’t?
If you put them all together, they all appear to look equal. But what makes God and Jesus stand out as incomparable?
We will get to that in a moment.
The prophet Isaiah said this in chapter 47 and verses 12 and 13.
This is what makes God the true and living God.
“Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last. Indeed Me hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand has stretched out the heavens; when I call them, they stand up together.”
Could any of their gods say that they “laid the foundation of the earth?”
And for good measure, Who do you think the right hand of the Lord God is?
No other than Jesus.
John, the disciple, and eyewitness apostle of the Lamb, said…
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made.”
Paul, said in Colossians 1:15,
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”
Mark, John Mark, cousin of Barnabas, said this in Mark 16:19,
“So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.”
The writer of Hebrews said in chapter 12 and verse 2,
“…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.”
So, without further delay, you can see why the “T” by their own hand, is placed first and last on their bumper sticker.
God will not coexist or tolerate any other because God is God alone, there is none like Him and, they cannot teach God anything.
The religions of the world want to reduce the finished work of Jesus.
They will never qualify because the cross represents death.
Paul mentioned this in the book of Galatians 3:13,
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.’) -see Deuteronomy 21:23-
WIll any of the religions volunteer their gods to be cursed like Jesus?
The other gods and proponents of their religions will not send anyone to die for the sins of the whole world. They do not qualify because they do not have sinless blood to offer. And they cannot carry the weight of the sins of the whole world like Jesus did on the day He was crucified.
So, they cannot teach us anything about the Father because they were never there in the beginning. They weren’t there to create the foundations of the world and stretch the heavens.
Can’t we just get along?
Nope! Not when God is “God alone. From before time began, He was on His throne…….”
Therefore, they cannot teach God, true Christians of the church of the Firstborn from the dead anything. Oh. I forgot. God didn’t raise any of their gods from the dead. God only raised Jesus from the dead.
1. Create the foundations of the world.
2. Be at the right hand of God to create the heavens and the earth.
3. Be sent to the earth to die on the cross (“T”) for the sins of man.
4. Be raised from the dead by God, the Father.
5. Be seated at the right hand of God.
Otherwise, you can’t really TEACH humanity anything.
God offers forgiveness of sins. God offers cleansing from sin. God offers His love in grace to those that repent of sins. This offer doesn’t include returning to commit sin. God’s condition for forgiveness is for you to repent (turn away forever from sin), and receive His love, grace, and mercy. God’s condition is for you to refrain and abstain from sin.
Jesus didn’t die so that we can continue in sin. He died to free us from sin.
Can you be holy and be an adulterer? Can you be holy and a fornicator? Can you be holy and a bisexual? Can you be holy and engage in sex with an animal? Can you be holy and cheat, steal, kill, rob, and lie? Can you be holy and hateful? Can you be holy and full of pride and arrogance?
Do you agree that adultery is wrong?
Do you agree that fornication (porn) is wrong?
Do you agree that kidnapping young children, women, and teens for the sex trade is wrong?
Do you agree that priests or even Christian ministers that rape and molest young boys and girls is wrong?
Do you agree that having sex with your mother is wrong?
Of course, some of you do because God said it was wrong.
The same God also told us that men having sex with men is wrong and women having sex with women is wrong.
In 1 Samuel 2:2-3, Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel, and last judge of Israel said,
“No one is holy like the Lord, for there is none besides You, nor is there any rock like our God. “Talk no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for the Lord is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed.”
The one thing that you will constantly and consistently see is that God is holy.
He loves you enough to tell you that He is holy. That means that His character is perfect. Man is imperfect because of…..sin.
Now because God is holy, how can we live in sin and be holy in His presence?
Is it possible to live in sin and be holy at the same time?
You see, we want to have God in our lives with our sin and that cannot be possible.
As I have said before, God demonstrated His love by sending His Son to die for our sins so we can be free of sin. The love of God is not about letting you have your way and live the way you want to. The love of God is about saving you from sin.
Is God holy? Yes or No. If you say yes, then to have a relationship with God, you must be holy.
How can a person be holy?
It is only by accepting the provision of salvation to repent of sins and relinquish sin. By declaring Him Lord over your life.
To declare Jesus Lord over your life means that you turn over to Him your life and let Him help you control your life. That’s where the Word of God comes and helps you to understand what sin is and live a righteous life.
The initial prayer of accepting Jesus is powerful enough to transform a person. What a sinner must do is relinquish control of his or her life to Jesus and learn from the Bible how to live the way God wants you to live.
By learning from the Bible how the Lord wants us to live means that you commit sin no more because God is holy. It also means that you do not hate anyone anymore because the love of God is spread in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
Being holy is not a self righteous act. Being holy is living like the Father lives.
How does the Father live?
All we need to do is look at the way Jesus lived.
Jesus is the expression of the Father.
You see, it is not just about loving like Jesus loves. It is about living as Jesus lived.
Jesus lived with no need for sins. When we believe in Jesus, we have no need for sins. We have no need for adultery, fornication, bisexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, lying, cheating, stealing, murdering, covetousness, etc.
True believers are satisfied in Jesus that sin is no longer necessary (see John chapter 4).
That’s what being a true believer in Jesus is about. Having no need for sin because Jesus meets your every need.
Your need for love.
Fulfilled in Jesus.
Your need for true satisfaction.
Fulfilled in Jesus.
Your need for comfort.
Fulfilled in Jesus.
Sin can never fulfill. Sin always leave you unfulfilled and unsatisfied.
When you look to adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, and other sins, you are not truly satisfied.
As you look at your life, do you feel depressed, angry, upset, dissatisfied?
If you are, there is a reason.
Sin is a disconnection from life. As long as you go through life without God in righteousness, you cannot be truly at peace and happy with yourself.
You are doing something that God never created you to do.
What tends to happen is that people deceive themselves into thinking that they are satisfied and fulfilled in sin and we know that it is not true.
Sin is a violation of God’s righteous standard. Sin compels you to act out in ways that is not healthy. Sin leaves a dissatisfied feeling. Sin is bondage.
Look at what Paul said to believers living a sinful lifestyle in Romans 8.
“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Now, LGBT, if you claim to be brothers and sisters in Christ, what is your issue with what Paul said here in the above verses of Scripture?
Copy and paste it to your response. What do you really think about what these verses of Scripture are about?
Will you ignore these verses of Scripture or will you honestly look at them and see where you truly stand?
You are still looking for something that is only found in Jesus.
Forgiveness of sins. Love. Compassion. Righteousness. Peace. Happiness. Joy. Contentment.
Many have fooled themselves into thinking that they are satisfied, but deep down, you know Someone is missing.
Being holy is about being in control. Not allowing the very thing that God hates to control everything that you do.
Can you do without adultery? Can you do without fornication? Can you do with homosexuality? Can you do without lesbianism? Can you do without bestiality? Can you do without bisexuality?
Can you get married to the opposite sex according to Genesis 2:21-25 and be husband and wife?
These are the very questions that confront all sinners including LGBT.
There are many people in and outside LGBT that do not want to accept the love of God as explained in the correctly expounded Scriptures. Time is wasted when people refuse to read the Scriptures in harmony. When LGBT attack true believers with words of hate and then call true believers hateful, they have yet to explain with good reasoning, and with Scripture, why they think we true believers in Christ hate LGBT.
We do not hate homosexuals, lesbians, fornicators, adulterers, bisexuals, and animal “sexual lovers.”
Can sin be allowed in heaven? It makes sense to keep sin out of heaven where God is holy.
This makes sense.
Can sin be included in the kingdom of the Son of His love?
Jesus, the One they claim that hates me (Fred Rochester). Jesus, the One LGBT claims to say that they know Him and was accepted or included into the kingdom, said,
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
Lovingly speaking. What’s the sense of calling me a hater?
What is it that we true believers hate?
We hate the devil. We hate the lies of the devil. We hate the sins of the devil that operate in the sons of disobedience and children of wrath. We hate it when people are bound in sin. We hate it when sinners take the Word of truth and use it to their own sinful advantages. We hate it when sinners accuse true believers of being hateful when we speak the truth of God’s word in love. We hate it when sinners are trying to change the Un-changable God and settled Word of God.
Malachi 3:6 says,
“I am the Lord, I change not!”
Psalm 119:89 says,
“Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven.”
You can’t change God and you can’t unsettle or remove from being established His Word. God cannot lie. Because the Bible reveals from cover to cover His hatred of sin. You are not going to change His mind and because I agree with the Bible, and I agree with God, my mind is made up.
Is it because the truth of the Bible is too much to bear that you have to relinquish the lies and sins to truly be a believer in Jesus?
We do not hate people because…
Rule number one. God loves all sinners including LGBT.
Scripture reference: John 3:16-21 and Romans 5:6-11
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
The word “perish” in verse 16 is there for a reason.
Who is it that will perish?
Those that do not believe that Jesus is Lord and Savior.
What LGBT want you to believe is that they believe in Jesus but they do not believe that they are condemned.
They do not believe that homosexuality and lesbianism is sin.
The Lord God saw the perversion of man in Noah and Lot’s days.
His Word is clear in the book of Leviticus that it is abomination. If that wasn’t serious enough, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is proof that homosexuality and lesbianism is sin, otherwise, why would God pour out His wrath?
So, prior to the dispensation of grace, Jesus Himself, the very Person that LGBT want to remake into their kind of Savior said…
“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Now this lines up with what was shared in “Are LGBT People Our Brothers And Sisters In Christ?”
There is a difference between sinners and children of God.
Sinners practice evil. Children of God practice righteousness.
When you believe in Jesus, you depart from practicing sin. You can’t practice sin and be in Jesus at the same time. The deeds of sinners is the distinguishing feature. Notice again what Jesus said and pay attention to what is clearly underlined…
“…because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light…”
What kinds of evil deeds is Jesus talking about?
Men kissing men. Women kissing women sexually. Men doing unnatural sex acts with men. Women doing unnatural sex acts with women. Men and women practicing adultery. Men and women practicing fornication. Men and women practicing bisexual and bestiality acts. And men and women practicing all other sins listed in the Bible.
These are distinguishing evil deeds practiced by men and these kinds of men hate the light.
LGBT sinners want to purport that their homosexual sins are not evil. We all know that all sins cannot be done in God because God hates all sin. And LGBT, your works are not done in God.
What you practice reveals who you are and those in LGBT does not have a right to tell children of God how to interpret the Bible because sinners, LGBT included, are not in Christ.
Notice what Paul said in Romans 8:1-4
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
So if you want to come out of the self imposed condemnation, you must be in Jesus and you must stop walking in the flesh. You must, according to Jesus, stop practicing evil.
LGBT, what is your Biblical proof for believing in Jesus?
According to the Bible, and according to Jesus, you must show that you believe in Jesus by discontinuing evil deeds, and cease practicing evil.
How is this done?
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
When you are not free of practicing evil deeds, you are not in Christ. Therefore, you cannot obey the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
What makes living free of sin possible?
“For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
On the cross of Christ, God placed every man’s sin on Jesus. The Lord God condemned sin in the flesh of Jesus.
What was the righteous requirement of the law?
In Colossians 2:14, Paul said,
“…having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.”
The righteous requirement of the law was more than the law of Moses. Its origin goes back to the Garden of Eden when the Lord God told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In the day that he ate, he surely died.
Through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, man can live free of the power and guilt of sin. Not live to continue in sin. What would be the point of Jesus dying for sin?
God loved us so much that He decided to take out of the way an ordinance to destroy man because of his sins. In taking away this ordinance to condemn man forever, man is free to repent, and receive salvation and reconciliation. He made it possible for man to repent of his sins, be born again, and live free of the power of sin.
Meaning that you stop practicing all sin, you begin to abstain from all sins, and live for God. That’s when your deeds are righteous. You do not get to declare homosexuality or lesbian righteous acts. When you come out of sin, the acts of sin must remain out of your life. You willingly ban from inclusion the life and activities of all sin.
To be born again is God, the loving God, comes into your life, take away that sinful nature, and placing His righteous nature in you so you can be free of all sins. All at the expense of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. The One that loved us all and died for us all.
To include homosexuality and lesbianism as acts of righteousness because, according to LGBT and their immoral legislative instruments, homosexuality and lesbianism is no longer deemed a sin is the objective of LGBT.
This cannot be, based on Revelation 22:14.
“But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
It doesn’t make sense for God to liberate you from sin so you can stay in sin.
And it doesn’t make sense for God to liberate you from sin so you can rename your sin as righteous.
The Lord God’s demonstration of His love for us is seen in the sacrifice and propitiation of His Son. Propitiation is the appeasement that God required to free man from the condemnation.
I can understand, to a degree, why a person would say, “God hates me for the hate I purvey.”
To declare what sin is and how to be free of sin is too much for some people to bear. To walk away from something that you love to do is almost impossible. But with God, all things are possible.
LGBT, the Lord God loves you.
He loves you enough to tell you the truth.
In these verses of Scripture, look at the love of God but also look at why sinners run from the love of God.
In order to receive the truth, you have to let go of the lie. To receive eternal life, you must relinquish sin.
To say that I hate sinners, LGBT too, is far from the truth. I take no pleasure arguing. I take pleasure in Jesus. I take pleasure in watching sinners come to Jesus according to the Word of God. To be saved, delivered and set free from the power of satan (adversary), and come to the power of God.
What I will not accept from LGBT and their carnal sympathizers (sinning believers that live compromised lives), is the misuse of the Bible to justify living in sin and accusing true worshippers of Jesus of being hateful.
If we who write these blogs didn’t love you, we wouldn’t even waste space on the Internet. If we didn’t hate the lies that you’ve accepted without investigating the Scriptures correctly, we wouldn’t waste space on the Internet.
The blatant hijacking of the Scriptures to make it seem as if the Lord Jesus hates His own born again children is an attack of the devil. We know well his lies and his ability to keep people in the blind from the truth.
To accuse us of hatred is a common tool of the devil to get the church to feel that what we are saying and doing is wrong so that the sin in your lives could continue without conviction. If you weren’t convicted, you wouldn’t even bother.
But because the conviction of sin is great upon you, the only way to get at us to get us to back off declaring lesbianism, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, bisexuality, and bestiality as sin, is to write and pass human laws to declare that preaching the correct Word of God as hate language, and to call true believers reprehensible names.
As Pastor Scott Lively and many others that boldly proclaim the truth, censorship is one step short of outright murder. Just like in the book of Acts, chapter seven, when Stephen was killed when the heat of his preaching reached a boiling point in those that heard him.
The conviction of the Word of God was so intense that they couldn’t take it any more, that they bit him, and stoned him to death (verse 55 -60).
Now, let the Word of God, through Paul finish this out.
“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.”
Be reconciled, meaning. Exchange being an enemy of God to be a friend of God by believing in Jesus and prove that you believe in Jesus by ceasing your evil deeds.