Recently TD Jakes, in an interview with Huffington Post, said that his position on the LGBT movement and its place in the church ‘has evolved, and is evolving.’ He went on to say that the church needs to shift toward acceptance of ‘gay christians.’ Now, considering that Scripture in 1 Corinthians 5 specifically tells us that unrepentant immorality has no place in the church at all, his position is heretical at best. Let’s talk about why.
No matter which way you slice it, Jesus Christ only ever defined marriage as being the union of male and female, as God made it in the very beginning of mankind. America has come to this point not simply because they refused to repent, but because the Church refuses to repent.
I think this is the first time in years that I’ve delivered a prophetic message that brought me to tears.
Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord, Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. (Joel 1:14-15)
I was talking to a prophet I know about how something seems unsettled in the spirit when I heard ‘Sanctify a fast.’
Now, I will lay on none of you any burden, but rather call those who are able and willing to commit to fasting until 3PM tomorrow and to pray as you are led for God’s people here in North America.
We have out-sinned Sodom, and the church does not grieve. The church has outdone Rehoboam in its self-will driven worship… Lord have mercy.
This whole things stinks of divide and conquer. Resentment, hatred, riots and people hating one another because of their race play very well into the agendas of the elite, folks. Michael Brown’s death is being used to create a frenzy, while the media is silent about a 12 year old boy being shot dead by a police officer. Why? Ferguson was apparently a more fertile ground to incite riots.
Examine the evidence, come to your own conclusions, but please, whatever you think happened or didn’t happen, don’t let it diminish your love and compassion for others. Vandalism ad destruction won’t bring the dead back, but it sure will make those who hate you for no good reason feel justified, and may even convert others to their cause.
The grand jury made its decision. Let’s move on and be better people than whoever we think was at fault, and find better ways to bring about the change we want to see.
What’s closer to the truth is that it is now politically ‘safer’ for an entity such as World Vision to support homosexuality, and so they’ve gone public with what was likely to have been the position of its core leadership anyway. That may sound cynical to some of you, but we live in a day when many religious leaders are openly taking positions so diametrically opposed to the clearly stated laws of God that it’s hard to imagine that such positions were recently decided upon. Thus far in my experience such things are more indicative of long-held beliefs that were kept quiet for fear of the loss of support. David didn’t just suddenly kill a man to cover up Bathsheba’s pregnancy. If he’d honored the Law in the first place, he wouldn’t have slept with her, and prior to that he’d refused to follow the Law when he failed to punish his own daughter’s rapist. Thus we see that David’s seeming sudden departure from the Law was part of a pattern of lawlessness that had been emerging for some time, and so it is with most of us.
I urge all of you who stand for righteousness to find other avenues to support missionary work. Indeed, support your local missionaries directly, so that most of the money doesn’t go toward paying the organizations who take your money then make the missionaries raise their own support anyway… We can do better.
Why is it that most of my fellow Christian conservatives will cry doom and gloom over the idea of people being paid a living wage, but don’t have a cross word to say about CEOs being paid 750x as much as their AVERAGE employee (never mind the entry level ones), or about how they’ll lay off thousands of people, then pay themselves a bonus equal to the combined salaries of those people? My Bible still declares the wrath of God against those who oppress the hireling in his wages.
Today’s events at the Boston Marathon leave many afraid, and many more with unanswered questions. It is our hope and prayer that the truth of what was behind this incident is exposed, and those responsible are brought to justice.
Whatever the motivation behind it, what is certain is that there is a culture of fear attempting to assert itself through apparent acts of terrorism. Even though violent crime has been in a steady decline for years, there has been far greater media attention placed on incidents of violence than before, and there if a definite agenda behind this attention.
Please join us as we pray for the families of the victims, and for justice to prevail.
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”
There’s a lot of rhetoric these days which attempts to ascribe acts of evil to ‘mental illness.’ With the latest shooting tragedy, the media and people in general have been quick to label the killer as ‘crazy,’ or ‘mentally ill,’ and while he surely seemed to be not entirely sane in the sense that his mind wasn’t clean or right, I can’t say he wasn’t responsible for his actions. He was rational enough to choose a place where he was far less likely to be challenged by someone capable of defending against his attack. He was rational enough to choose easy victims. This is, of course, assuming he actually did it. There is a lot evidence to suggest that Adam Lanza did not act alone, or that he may not have been the shooter at all, but we’ll address that in another entry.
Yes, some may point out that people displaying sociopathic tendencies and behavior often have an abnormally small, or dysfunctional amygdala, which is the gland in the brain that seems to govern impulse control, moral compunction, and empathy. However, what many neurologists have yet to admit to is the possibility that one’s continued thoughts, decisions, and actions may actually affect the function of the amygdala. It would appear to me that this gland is one of the principal connections of the soul to the body. Bear in mind that we were originally create to live in physical bodies, and that the soul and spirit were created to live in and function with the bodies God designed. Thus I am inclined to believe that a continual state of sin, whether in thought or deed, may actually reduce or hamper the function of the amygdala, which in turn renders the person disinhibited… it gives them a ‘seared conscience,’ if you will, or, as my friend Gene Redlin would call it, a ‘dead soul.’
I am beginning to suspect that many of the chemical and biological aspects of apparent mental illness are in many cases actually the physical symptoms of the spiritual condition of the individual, and the consequence of sin and of habitual thought patterns.