IS GOD’S WORD INERRANT OR CAN WE CUT AND PASTE?
Recently, I read an article about “Christian swingers”. Incredulous of the title, my perusal of that article confirmed that some married “Christian” couples unabashedly engaged in adultery. Of course, according to the Holy Bible, adultery, homosexuality, and fornication are sexual sins condemned by GOD Himself. Speaking of gender, does the Word of God indicate that women should or should not be ordained as pastors? Stated, differently, is gender a moral issue? Explain. Ancillary to this query, some “Christians” support the GLBT agenda. Ergo, is there any Bible verse indicating that sex reassignment surgery “corrects” a mistake God made? Explain. I also read a disconcerting article about the NIV Bible’s “interpretation” of the Scriptures. Ergo, in a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, should real Christians obey GOD or does He allow us to misinterpret, cut and paste whatever we don’t like?
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” [II Timothy 3:1-17]
What does Romans 1:16 – 32 say about lesbianism and homosexuality? What will be the ultimate fate of heterosexual men and women who embrace fornication? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that anyone and everyone who embraces the GLBT agenda, indeed, will roast in Hell’s lake of fire on Judgment Day? Explain. Prior to proffering or pontificating any emotional response to this query about sexual expression, how many times have you read the entire Holy Bible? In the context of sexual morality, is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think most people who become defensive do so because they realize the “wrongness” of alternate lifestyles to marriage? Eureka! In a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, millions of “counterfeit Christians” don’t possess the cognitive wherewithal to truthfully and rightly divide the Scriptures. While many churches are completely silent on sexual morality, other heretical churches have begun to embrace the gay agenda that the Obama Administration has made “the law of the land”. IF the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus Christ, Himself, proclaim that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more, then why would any delusional gay preacher or parishioner prefer to believe that God somehow changed His mind or even “made a mistake” via some teenagers coveting gender reassignment? Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that Satanic spirits and demons dwell in those God gave over to such a reprobate mind? Explain. Stated differently for atheists, IF your son’s first grade teacher proclaimed, “The kat klimbed the tree while karefully karrying her kitten,” then would you nominate him or her for Teacher of the Year or teach Junior how to use the dictionary? I rest my case. The lack of Biblical knowledge or “spiritual blindness” is Satan’s most efficacious weapon of mass destruction of sexual morality in Israel, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and in other apostate nations currently embracing gay marriage. Yet, in this Age of a Great Falling Away, this is precisely what the Bible said would take place prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Just as Lucifer’s game of “trick or treat” deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, now he has deceived millions of “counterfeit Christians” and Wiccans into believing that they are smarter than and wiser than Jehovah God. In a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, can any corrupt tree bear good fruit or does a “little unrighteousness” leaven the “whole lump”? IF the Word of God is warning mammon to repent prior to the Rapture, then why do we Americans block, tackle, clip, and run His Divine plan for salvation out of bounds? Explain. Whereas only a “remnant” will reign with Christ after the Judgment, let us be steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the Word, the Work, and the Will of the Lord. Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross. In the Last Days, be thou faithful unto death in order to receive Eternal Life.
PE WITH COACH BLACK OR COACH WHITE?
Any nation that vacates GOD’s commandments, by default, will become more ungodly and more evil. We hold these truths to be self-evident in the US wherein many teachers, therapists, youth ministers, pastors, and parishioners alike embrace apostasy as if it is both politically correct and innocuous. As the devil relentlessly seeks whomever he may devour, when pastors such as Rev. Phil Lineberger, Rev. C. L. Franklin, Rev. Ed Montgomery and Rev. Teddy Parker succumb to homicide and suicide, it behooves circumspect Christians to put on the whole armor of God. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ergo, in a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, is there a Civil War against moral accountability and religion? Hypothetically, is Baphomet or the Body of Christ winning the war? For example, public school teachers, college professors, and civil servants in general risk losing their jobs, their pensions, and their certification/credentials, etc., dare they to be Biblically correct regarding sexual immorality. Yet, IF our children never study the Scriptures, then how will they ever discern what is morally right or wrong? To satiate the US Supreme Court’s fallacious interpretation of “separation” of Church and State, why not offer elective courses in Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, thus providing students a moral choice apart from atheism? Despite their convergence on “marriage”, does the US Supreme Court feel as if it is smarter than or suddenly wiser than Buddha, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, and the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob? Explain. Undaunted, Victory In Christ Ensemble’s [VICE] enlightening exposé of politics, religion and sexuality explores this politically correct conundrum via ferreting the Scriptures. Throughout history, have not politically correct crowds demanded that sages such as Jesus Christ, Socrates, Servetus, Martin Luther, Galileo, Gandhi, Bonhoeffer, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc., drink hemlock, be stoned, be crucified, or otherwise martyred for their irreproachable integrity? Today, do most men strive to enlighten their peers via doing the right thing or do we prefer being docile, acquiescent team players? Whereas GOD mandates that men lead rather than follow, brothers, please check your spiritual rectitude vis-a-vis ungodliness in your children, your church, etc. Remember: “No man can serve two Masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” [Luke 16:13]
Imagine two high school PE coaches having different goals and expectations of their students. Coach Black tells his teenage boys that he expects them to be able to jog for three miles, do twenty chin ups, do one hundred sit ups, do one hundred crunches, and to do fifty push-ups in order to earn an A in his class. Coach White, however, explains to his students that PE is not all that important. Thus, he wants perfect attendance and just one lap around the football field for students to earn an A in his class. Can’t you see a deluge of students running to the guidance office to request a class schedule change? After the requests are granted, Coach Black now has only twelve boys of the initial fifty who still want the discipline and hard work he prescribes. Coach White, however, has so many students that he added a second period just to accommodate the overflow of incoming male students. Soon, Coach Black has his boys shedding fat, building muscle, getting fit, and acquiring both the self-confidence and physiques that girls adore. On the other hand, Coach White’s boys engage in horseplay, text their classmates, watch videos, play cards, or even sleep during his physical education class. By the end of the semester, Coach Black’s students have become star athletes in several sports, not to mention they also have beautiful cheerleaders fawning over them both on and off the field. To the contrary, twenty-six of Coach White’s lazy, obese students developed juvenile diabetes and one even had a heart attack before completing his single lap around the football field. Despite these disparities in fitness, Coach White was selected by the student body as Teacher of the Year. Amazingly, Coach Black’s contract was not renewed via the number of students complaining that he was too strict. Now, he is the general manager of a fitness club. Teachers, what’s wrong with this picture or are you too blind to see? By the way, the name of the fitness club is “God’s Gym”. Here’s Coach Black’s Spiritual Workout for adults who assiduously practice and pontificate virtuous living. Please join me, brothers, to develop our spiritual six-pack or do you prefer Coach White’s PE class?
God’s Gym: Workout # 1
I will study the Scriptures daily and stand on God’s Word as my moral compass
I will read the entire Bible, Torah, Tripitaka or Koran annually for seven years
I will pray to the God of my understanding daily for His guidance and His wisdom
I will practice my religious faith in every aspect of my personal life
I will lead my household in studying the Scriptures at least once weekly
I will promote peace, charity, and good will toward my fellow man
I will abstain from bigotry and propaganda that disparage other identity groups
I will speak out against our Pentagon’s unprovoked global militarism
I will protect and defend women, children, and the elderly
I will abstain from domestic violence and unprovoked violence in the streets
I will abstain from drinking to the point of intoxication
I will abstain from smoking cigarettes, cigars, crack, or marijuana, etc.
I will abstain from using or selling illegal drugs or benefiting from filthy lucre
I will abstain from lottery tickets, casinos, and all other forms of gambling
I will abstain from fornication and adultery
I will abstain from sodomy with a male or a female partner
I will abstain from seducing or having sex with minors, even if it’s consensual
I will abstain from all perverted sexual activities with animals
I will talk to my sons about male sexuality as candidly as did Junior’s Dad
I will teach my boys either to sublimate or masturbate until marriage
I will purify my manhood via examining my A’s and F’s with my father, sons, etc.
I will promote physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual male bonding
I will come out from among those whose mores and folkways are unequally yoked
I will pray for God to forgive and to bless America as I commit my loyalty to obeying Him.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
[John 14:1 – 26]
SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME
After salvation from sin, our children are our next most precious gift from God. Unfortunately, countless children today flounder in school and later in life as a result of their not having Christian or godly parents. We can’t fix it IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is. Therefore, other imperfect [but virtuous] adults must become surrogate parents, role models, godparents, Guardian ad Litems, and mentors, etc., who educate, nurture, and love them. Despite the ungodly position our government takes regarding sexuality and gay marriage, dedicated educators still can be spiritual intercessors for our children. In this context, Jesus so stated, “Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” Is Christianity mutually exclusive from the paradigm shift embracing the GLBT agenda or should priests and pastors now perform gay marriages with the same “blessings” as in heterosexual marriages? Explain. In our modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah, we are living in the Last Days. Therefore, as opportunity presents itself, let us within the Body of Christ facilitate America’s Youths growing physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually strong. To do so, we must be steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the Word, the Will and the Work of the Lord. Of course, we can’t teach what we don’t know…capish? Thus, let us assiduously study the Bible to show ourselves approved, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, RIGHTLY dividing the Word of Truth.
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore, I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him: if we deny Him, He also will deny us: If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” [ II Timothy 2:3 – 26]
OBAMA’S AMERICAN EMPIRE IN AFRICA
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from Heaven unto the Earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the Earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the Earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the Earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
[Revelation 9:1 – 21]
“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.”
[Ezekiel 38:1 – 23]