The Hypocrite

One of the greatest leadership messages ever preached by Jesus was Matthew chapter 23. It was perhaps, His last greatest preaching message.

By anyone’s standard, if Jesus were to preach at some of these leadership meetings of today, the whole crowd would be ready to stone Him and crucify Him the same day without a trial.

Today, there are many preachers that walk up to their pulpits and do not think about repentance and receiving forgiveness for their own sins.

They perform their sacerdotal functions on impulse. As “professional pulpiteers, “ we know how to do what we do blindfolded. We know just what to pray to get the right kind of feel before we assume the podium. We preeeeeacccccch with ease.

After it’s all over, we go back to the cave of dead man’s bone, the pastor’s study. We unzip our robes and place them in our garment bags. When we get home we take our suits off to prepare to take it to the cleaners. Our Bibles, well….we put it back on the bookshelf until next week.

As we walk to the cars, under security escort, and drive off, it’s back to business as usual.

We watch women lustfully, fantasize about having sex with them other than our wives, or worse, we have sex with our wives, thinking that it’s the woman we lusted after in our wicked unrepentant minds. Or worse, we make excuses like, “I forgot something at the church, I’ll be back.”

That’s code for…. Rendezvous with sister Suzie Q or mister Sonny Q for adultery, fornication, homosexual, or bisexual sex.

Hot under the collar? Blushing?

This is the heart of the hypocrite.

The man or woman of God that you thought was right before God.

Or this is the man or woman of God and you already know that this is what’s up, and you are ok with it. They are just human.

Or, child molestation and sex with minors. Plenty of these kinds of perverts.

And don’t forget the porn watching, self gratification, commonly called masturbation pastors, preachers, praise and worship singers, dancers, and deacons.

Oh. And don’t forget about the deft defying music minister that floors the people every week but is found in the hotel room with a praise and worship leader or worse, a male praise and worship leader. Or, perhaps, hanging out miles out of town with another homosexual person.

Some of the greatest pulpiteers live like this every week and it’s a wonder that they are ever standing before people. Call it the fumes of His mercy. Many of us think that this is not happening but let’s not fool ourselves. The sexual immorality of our times has crept into the church and we have yet to see massive repentance.

For now, the church is addressing same sex issues with vigor unlike at anytime. However, behind all this is the vast majority of people that still live closet lives. Not just homosexuals.

We are talking about people and leaders in the Body that think that now that the spot light is off of them, they can carry on without detection. It’s strange that all of a sudden, the issues of our day could be used as cover to keep Secret Sexual Sins a secret.

But this is precisely what is happening.

Never judge a book by its cover but we can’t trust the cover any longer.

Week after week, I came to preach and the heart of the hypocrite was bigger than life in me. If I could preach other sermons, pretending to be right, knowing full well I was wrong, then I could continue in my sin of porn and masturbation.

You kind of figure that if you are married, there is no need for this sin, but it is very easy to fool yourself into thinking that you need to do this because you need it.

Without going into too much detail, from 1998 to 2008, porn was a regular thing in my life; no relapse. From 1976 to 2009, habitual masturbation was a regular thing in my life, with a few relapses since then.

There came a point in my life where if I am going to please the Father completely, I need to stop and not be hypocritical about it. The worst kind of preacher is a hypocritical preacher. We have no business handling the Word of God if we cannot live by the Word ourselves.

So, I made a statement that if I go down this path again, that’s it for ministry. I will not step down. I will stop and leave the ministry for good, never to be heard from again. While repentance opens the door for a return, I would never even entertain the thought of returning if sin comes back into my life.

I can’t teach others to stop if I can’t stop.

Therefore, I must do my “due diligence.” Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs or flows the issues of life.”

If I can’t keep my heart, then I am in the wrong business. You can’t help people when you refuse help for yourself. That’s why it is important that we measure our lives based on our willingness to keep His commandments, for His commandments are not burdensome.

Leaders are held to a higher standard and if we fail this standard, it is deemed by others as permission to sin. That’s why we must do everything in accordance with His Word. I do not have time to play Internet or FB games. It distracts me from concentrating on the Word of God for me. Sermons is not what I am building. Life building is what I am building.

And yes, I lead a boring life.

Me and God.

Why?

The enemy doesn’t want me to have any success at destroying what almost destroyed me. Therefore, if I come across serious, you better believe that I am deadly serious about what I am doing. The devil would love to have my name back in his trophy case. MY name was removed by the grace of God and it will stay off of that trophy.

You can go ahead and be a hypocrite. No one will stop you. But one thing that you have to look forward to. Accountability before the throne of God.

The power to live a victorious life begins with acknowledging that you need help. You need someone that can show you how to take the Word of God and apply it to your own life. It took me a long time to take the Word and work the Word for me. I have not yet apprehended as Paul said.

I am still learning some things about me and the Lord is showing me what I need to do to make sure that I am right before Him. The focus is on me. God knows how to help His people, and He knows how to help me. So it makes no sense trying to help others if the Word can’t help me.

But to help others, The Hypocrite must have its funeral preached, burial detail standing by, twenty-one guns salutes sounded, firing party firing its volleys, taps played, flag presented. Depart forever. Never to return.

LGBT: The Mythology Of Homophobia

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.

Right?

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.

LGBT: Can You Be Holy And Be In Sin At The Same Time?

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.

Why?

You are doing something that God never created you to do.

Sin.

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.

The Perfect Storm: Sexual Immorality In America

Many of you recall the movie, The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney, made in the year 2000. It was a story of fishermen trapped in a storm that converged from a series of storms to form one of the most devastating storms in history. In any case, whether true or not in terms of the actual events, at least in the movie, the weather machine broke. Giving them little chance to discern the weather conditions.

As a former qualified navigation supervisor and chart petty officer in the Navy onboard the USS Savannah AOR4, weather conditions determines everything. Normally, storms of this magnitude end up going towards the North Atlantic. I am really not supposed to be sitting here, as a side note. I know, at least on two occasions, of the power of hurricane force storms in the North Atlantic.

On my first major deployment, our ship came down rather awkward and immediately afterwards, we heard a noise unlike anything. Everyone was waiting for what would be next. As an inexperienced sailor at that time, I went about my business, standing watch on the fantail but I really shouldn’t have went about my business. I thought nothing of the event.

After returning to the dry-docks in Brooklyn, it was determined that we had a crack in the keel.

At anytime in that storm, our ship could have cracked in two and sunk to the bottom.

According to Wikipedia, “A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude.”

I do not think that anyone wants to overuse a word. However, when the Spirit of God tells us to use a word, who cares?

Major events have converged on the United States and we (the church) have yet to pay attention. The alarm has been sounding for years and all we have done is “token” address issues so no one is offended, or completely ignored them altogether. Then, we go back to business as usual and the people that sit in our churches sit like zombies.

We seldom believe that we offend the Lord when we have respect to the sins of the world. The very thing the Lord Jesus was sent to the earth to die for.

Literally, the church is the walking dead.

Many saints wish that pastors that know the issues would not bring it up.

There is a reason.

Your association with Jesus brought you out and you will have to climb out of your cubby hole called the closet or comfort zone, and be a child of God for a change.

The perfect storm of 9/11, Katrina, and The Economic Collapse, in the last 11 years or so, devastated this nation. There’s no question in my mind that the judgment of God was pronounced upon this nation because of these three major areas.

1. Abortion.

2. Homosexuality.

3. Covetousness or Greed.

All three of these is connected to sexual immorality.

During the economic collapse, the SEC, charged with watching for abuse, the mid to high level watchdogs were watching porn.

There is a difference between consequential judgment and end time judgment.

Consequential judgment is when you have committed sins and the Lord allows whatever judgement is necessary to come upon the nation.

End time judgment is the wrath of God to come.

Two things of note.

Precursor events usually leads to catastrophic events.

During the Clinton administration, we should have known something was about to happen when the President was caught in an embarrassing sex scandal. No need to discuss details.

Well prior to this, two prominent ministers were caught in a sex scandal.

Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart.

In more recent times, more scandals emerged (the late Zachary Tims, Eddie Long), which is an indication that the morals of preachers and political leaders (Jonathan Edwards) is extremely low. Hence, national morality is virtually non existent.

As a result of a lack of morals in the church, the LGBT agenda has overrun this country. Further evidence of this is that the United States is attempting to lead the way with money to get other nations to toe the line with the LGBT agenda.

In many states, the push to suppress righteousness and holiness and declaring righteousness, and holiness as hate language received much support from the legislative process but an almost mute response by the church to overturn hate crime or hate language legislation intended to silence the church.

Civil rights is already a right afforded to ALL Americans.

To isolate and protect one group (LGBT) engaged in homosexual sin while imposing severe restrictions and penalties upon the one place (the church) where morality is expected, is an egregious repression of rights of the highest measure.

What has happened is that the political world has taken advantaged of unfortunate incidences such as when bullying, assaulting, and suicides of practicing homosexuals got media attention, satan then used this as an opportunity to attempt to silence the true church.

Case in point.

Pastor Scott Lively indicated that in the last 50 years, we have seen virtually every nation (except Sweden) take a stand against homosexuality. Now, virtually every nation has hopped in bed with homosexuality. Gay Christian Movement Watch posted a 1 hour 29 minute video of Pastor Scott Lively that summed up what GCMWatch was preaching for quite some time.

YouTube pulled that video because it was considered “hate language.”

The new litmus test is your stand with sinful homosexuals or stand with a remnant of the righteous, or stand righteously alone for God.

The Bible is absolutely and unequivocally, or conclusive about where all persons that profess to know Jesus as Lord, must stand.

I firmly and unapologetically agree with Pastor DL Foster of Witness Freedom Ministries and Gay Christian Movement Watch that it is not enough to state that marriage is between one man and one woman. I firmly and unapologetically agree with Elder Raymond King of Securing Hope Ministry that it is not enough to state that marriage is between one man and one woman.

We must unhesitatingly declare that homosexuality is sin. 

As Pastor Scott Lively pointed out (paraphrase), “God showed His displeasure of the abomination of homosexuality by judging Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone.”

All throughout the Bible, after the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah, when you see in the Word of God two words, Sodom and or Gomorrah, we know that God is talking about the vilest form of sin known to man.

It is, without question or reasonable doubt, that God is against the sin of homosexuality.  

If we fail to strongly condemn the sin of homosexuality, anything less is reprehensible, and we are adding fuel to the fire before we stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

The time for the church to tip toe or two step critical issues is over.

Political correctness doesn’t work where Biblical correctness is demanded by God.

It doesn’t mean that we act angry against the person and use non Biblical terminology against practicing homosexuals. Neither should we engage in or condone criminal acts of assault against any person caught in the sin of homosexuality. It means that we are prepared to stand strong in the gospel to communicate the Word of God in season and out of season.

As a side note. Wouldn’t it had been powerful if when somebody observed Lot and his family being dragged out of the city that they had the sense to ask if they could escape with them too?

Sadly, the love for sin killed them.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:32-33, “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”

To confess Jesus before men is not just about saying that you believe that Jesus exists. You must show that you believe in the Lord Jesus by doing what the Lord said in His Word. A disciple of Jesus is not just one in word. A disciple of Jesus is one that adheres and does exactly what the Lord Jesus said (see Matthew 7:21-27).

When the moment comes to confess Jesus before men, it is not the time to check the convenience of the moment, or to determine if it will not cost you. If you are protecting sin, it will cost you. If you are avoiding conflict, it will cost you. If you are protecting your job, it will cost you.

Jesus said, in Matthew 10:38-39,

“And he who does not take his cross and follow 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.”

The Amplified says,

“And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his [ lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].”

James, the Lord’s Brother, the Bishop of the church in Jerusalem said this,

“You believe that there is one God. You do well- Even the demons believe- and tremble!”

You see, what you do after you believe is the determining fact of true belief. Hence, you cannot practice sin, which is lawlessness, and righteousness at the same time.

So, when it comes to knowing the Lord Jesus Christ, you can’t say that you believe in Him and practice sin.

There are many people that never went to boot camp in the military, and never served in any branch of service. Yet, they get uniforms, medals, collar devices, and they don the uniform.

Today, it is against the law to intentionally wear any medals and military collar devices to fraudulently impersonate military personnel. Even for those that did serve, to wear unauthorized medals and collar devices, is reprehensible and dishonorable. Such fraud is looked down upon by those that faithfully and honorably served in the military.

Spiritually speaking, such is the same with homosexuals. Such is the same with adulterers. Such is the same with fornicators. Such is the same with watchers of porn and masturbators. Such is the same with sinners.

That’s why when you declare that you are a gay, adulterer, fornicating, bisexual christian, it is a complete farce. In other words, you cannot practice these sins and call yourself a believer. 1 and 2 Corinthians is all about separation, demarcation, and distinction.

The world must be able to tell the difference the moment you walk through the door.

Paul said, “Shall we continue in sin that grace abound? God forbid!”

Paul, by the Spirit of God said that “unbelievers will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

The works of sinners and the works of children of God are demarcated.

Children of God do not impersonate sinners but we find that sinners love to impersonate the righteous.

In the parable of the wheat and tares (Matthew 13:24-30), we see that the Lord reveals the condition of the field (the earth).

Verse 24 says,

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way…”

Notice that “…but while men slept…”

There is no doubt in my mind that the men belonged to the Man that sowed good seed. The men represents the church. Here, Jesus is telling us that the church fell asleep on the job and the enemy came in and planted tares.

The aftermath of the Perfect Storm is that there is wheat and tares in His field. If there is anything that we can learn from this is the fact that tares are only similar after it rises from the ground.

But before they are planted, tares are black seeds.

Any questions?

This is considered hate language according to LGBT.

Sexually immoral people are sinners.

On one particular FB page, many comments were made. Many people honestly believe that what a person does in their bedroom is nobody’s business.

Including God.

Quite the contrary.

When it comes to Secret Sexual Sins, you must remember that according to the Bible, in particular Psalm 139, God sees it all. We tend to forget that God is Omniscient and Omnipresent.

Genesis 6:5 says, “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…”

So the debris field is very simple.

Wheat and Tares. But there is a separation coming.

Finally, the last part of the definition of a perfect storm is striking.

“The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude.”

It is unusual for the church to be very silent. However, we are seeing other voices stepping up to the plate at great expense. Kirk Cameron and others have made some Biblical statements against the sin of homosexuality. It is unusual for sin to have a place at the table where legislation is easily passed but when it comes to the other issues to benefit the American people, partisanship exists, and there is a reason.

God brings to naught and brings confusion in the ranks of those that insist on sinning against God.

This nation is poised to be brought low to its knees. 9/11 was no fluke. This nation has had grace extended for the sake of God’s remnant. In studying world history, the average stay time of a super power is 200 years. We have enjoyed 36 years of grace.

The storm that no one is paying attention to is already swirling to a size unimagined. One by one, people are walking away from the faith for sin.

It has already happened in the church. It’s called apostasy.

The great falling away in America is under way.

 

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!

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