God's Sword of
- The Word
REJECTION OF BIBLICAL TRUTH
By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess
The Christian today stands in danger of being utterly deceived and is NOT even aware of it. You would want to believe that every believer would be so well informed. But, this is not the case. A warning can no longer be heard!
It has become a time of rebellion against the truth (2 Timothy 3:1-4). In these times, man’s growing wickedness and defiance against the Word of God can clearly be seen as the signs of these “last days” (2 Timothy 3:5-9).
We even see those who reject the truth having a form of godliness in these days of “religious confusion” in his/her worship service (i.e., churches, buildings, temples, synagogues). Jesus said: “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5). Jesus said it was going to get so bad that “…if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (verse 24). How does one know if they have rejected the biblical truth of Jesus Christ?
BELIEVING THAT “RELIGION” WILL GIVE YOU EVERLASTING LIFE
IS REJECTION OF BIBLICAL TRUTH AND YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED
We see a terrible condition in the religious world today…with every rejection of truth the hearts of the people are becoming more stubborn, their minds getting darker, and one day soon they will be fully entrenched in Satan’s deception. Those in religion find themselves facing hundreds of differing viewpoints, ideas and concepts in the name of “the denomination or non-denomination of your choice.” Even today’s religious scholars believe that all the great religions are equal. Why is this happening? Because “religious” people (church goers AND church leaders) want their “feeling of salvation”…they want their “religion” to do it for them, and a “religion” by definition means “to be bound” by rules and regulations and rituals in order that one MAY attain salvation...and RELIGION becomes their faith.
In Matthew 24:3-4 Jesus was asked by His disciples privately on the
Mount of Olives“what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” Jesus answered: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
Like lambs being led to the slaughter, the deaf, dumb, and blind workers of these churches are being “used” in order to make the religious churches run. Sure, some of these people feel these churches were built for man, but man ended up “living” for the church and has become dependent upon it. These same people believe that their local church is the “God established base of worship”; nurture, fellowship and evangelism. It just isn’t so! They no longer hear or depend upon the Word of God, thus the rejection of Biblical truth.
The “seeker-friendly “ assembly is at the top of the list for becoming the most popular type of todays service for their entertainment-based worship, of course truth is no longer being taught. These types of “churches” do not teach “faith, salvation, sin, judgment, the blood, or heaven and hell”...they would rather fill the pews by teaching their watered-down gospel and entertaining the masses with concerts of music, and singing. The contemporary band or skilled music director becomes so important to some “church-goers”, and even to those in the church choir, they all soon lose their desire to follow Jesus and His ways, and begin to “follow the band”. Why? Their minds become controlled by the music or words in a song, and they are aware of nothing else. They become like zombies…dead inside and carnal in their life. Here again, it’s like the blind leading the blind…all being led to hell and don’t even know it. They can’t even feel the heat of hell, at least not yet. These “window Christians” like to be seen, but will pay in the end.<>The church today has reached a state of apostasy and is detrimental to the spiritual welfare of any Christian who does not want to be overcome by antichrist. And, if you no longer see truth in what the Word teaches, you have already been substantially influenced, if not totally overcome, by the spirit of antichrist that is in the world – 1 John 4:3 – “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” <>There are many “church members” who have never come to the point of admitting they are lost, nor will they repent of their sins, but soon cometh the Day of Judgment, and Jesus has already told us from His Word what He will speak to them: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” - Matthew 7:22-23
Jesus Christ made it clear to us that He alone is: “…the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6). “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.” (John 10:1-2) Here we see that there is only ONE door to heaven, the Lord’s way. We cannot go our own way or “religion’s” way. It is by Jesus Christ alone that we enter into heaven, and without believing in HIM, man has no DOOR, no TRUTH, or no WAY to come to the Father.
You see, I LOVE the Lord’s creation enough to warn these deceived people, telling them that they cannot get to heaven by man’s ways of religion, and I’ll tell them over and over again. Some of you who have read most of my web page know that I have said it over and over in many of my articles. Many resent the truth I speak, but, I will not, and do not, hesitate to do as I have been taught according to His Word by the Holy Spirit, and it is up to you to test the spirit, in whatever I say or teach.
Membership in a religious or denominational assembly, Bible study or fellowship, saves no one! “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). So many people have a desire to be inspired by the spoken words and emotions rendered by the speaker of their assemblies.
In these “last days”, there MUST BE only followers and disciples of Jesus Christ, for HE must be their High Priest and nothing or no one should stand between them and their Savior. Those who follow Jesus Christ do not serve institutions, organizations, authoritative men, and are not subject to religious ordinances or commandments and doctrines of men as in Colossians 2:20-22 – “Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?”. but they serve the Lord Jesus Christ and their fellow man through love that was commanded of each of us by Jesus Himself - “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:34-35). The beauty and simplicity of that relationship is beyond our ability to describe. Why would anyone want to clutter this picture with religious works dictated by religious law, when all those works will be in vain and never accomplish what the Lord requires of each New Covenant believer?
For many church goers these verses directly apply to them: 2Cor:11:4 - For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” Some trust in man’s tradition or in their religion’s teachings (catechisms, etc.) rather than the word of God. "Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition. . ." Mark . Oh, how the seeds of man’s false interpretation of the Word bears fruit giving rise to a works-based religion. But, unless Christians study the Bible for themselves, and gain a deeper understanding and ability to discern truth from error (by the Holy Spirit), they will continue to fall prey to false teachings of men, denominations and religion.
Read the Book of Galatians, especially chapter 3 – Now, at the beginning of Verse 1, “O FOOLISH Galatians (think of your own religion/denomination, in the place of Galatians), who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth…” The Book of Galatians says it all. Remember, God did not create 1000’s of denominations. He created ONE, “One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” (Ephesians 4:5)! ONE FAITH, not 1000’s of many faiths!
Where do you stand on this? Here is where you must make the decision to follow Jesus Christ ONLY. Accepting Him as your Saviour and know that He died for you, repent of your sins today and they shall be forgiven. Know that you are now the “church”, the “body of Christ”…for He lives in your heart, and that’s where “church” begins, not in a building made of stone. “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John -24)
Jesus promised all men when He said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)
PUTTING YOUR FAITH IN PREACHERS, PASTORS, AND PRIESTS
IS REJECTION OF BIBLICAL TRUTH AND YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED
Did you know that the early church had no professional papered minister, yet all things were done in order, but the order of things was not to be done routinely, or traditionally? The early believers did not gather together to have a “worship meeting”, there were no such things.
Today’s church-going “worshippers” take their pastor’s word as truth and nothing but the truth, and when they walk out the doors of their buildings they leave having a “feeling of righteousness”, all from their pastors being a compromising man-pleaser. These people will blindly follow and worship the man, just like Cornelius paid reverence to Peter in Acts 10:25-26 – “And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.”
People, these last days, where men are rejecting sound doctrine, are already upon us. We can see that not only do many who call themselves “Christian” reject sound doctrine but also many who dare to call themselves “pastor”. Many of these men (pastors) have given themselves over to false doctrine…they teach and preach heresy along with rejecting sound doctrine. Satan is capable of pushing unsound doctrine or teachings that will adversely affect the Christian, for some, even to the point of departing from Christianity – “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils:” (1 Tim. 4:1) and “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Tim 4:3-4)
The time has come – when we need to be aware of Satan's devices and know what he’s up to at all times – in order to NOT be deceived. We need to be able to discern clearly what spirits are working to deceive us. Several kinds of deceit are mentioned in the Word in relation to the end of days, such as the following:
There are the deceits of evil men who without shame lead others astray into sin
“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. (Ephesians 5:6) – “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. (Ephesians 4:14)
There are the deceits of those who appear to be religious but appeal to the flesh
Jesus said: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)
“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:10-11)
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Behold, I have told you before.” (Matthew 24:24-25)
There are the deceits of those who subtly pervert the gospel by preaching well but actually denying Jesus as God in the flesh
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:4, 13)
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” (2 Peter 2:1) and Matthew 24:4-5
There are the deceits of those today with high-sounding titles which feeds their vanity that mocks the spirit of Christianity
Jesus said: “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.” (Matthew 23:8-10), and also:
“But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.” (Matthew 23:5-7).
The Scribes and Pharisees delighted in pompous designations. Here the Lord laid down the principle that condemns the wearing of ALL religious titles whether they are Reverend, Rabbi, Master, Father, Pope, Cardinal (Princes of the Church), Archbishop, Holy man, etc. The churches of today seem to be glutted with men pleasers - Galatians says: – “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”…..“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” (John 12:43).
T.V. preachers/ministers/pastors are in the same category, they have become “angels of light”, including the female preachers/ministers and pastors. Sending money to these people is NOT scriptural, and you will not find it in the bible anywhere. You’ll find nothing on the so-called Christian T.V. channels except men-pleasers and word of faith heretics, and both would do well to study the bible before saying something that the text in the scripture does not say. The word of faith preachers teach that the blessing of Abraham in Galatians 3 is referring to “material prosperity” of men, and this is purely heretical and nothing more than false doctrines of demons. Do not believe them!
For the past several years, a big to-do has been made about pastors attending “workshops” on a regular basis. The pastoral workshop leaders are teaching pastors all their “trade secrets”, how to be effective preachers with and without eloquence, how to be good story tellers and dazzle the crowd, how their sermons should captivate a crowd. One leader at a “denominational” workshop made the following statement: "Communication is not an option," he pointed out, adding that "we communicate not only through what we say but through the ways we say things, our tone of voice, our gestures, our physical stance, our body language, and the clothes we wear. Even silence communicates something." Can you imagine such things being taught to the pastors who stand before you in the pulpit? Did the Apostles attend workshops or acquire “trade secrets” from Jesus, their Leader? No!Where in the Word does it tell us that Jesus, His Apostles or disciples were concerned about the way they communicated something – by their tone of voice, gestures, physical stance, body language or they clothes they wore? As you saw above in Matthew 23:5 Jesus spoke against these same things, and also above in Galatians 1:10, Paul spoke of these men-pleasers.
In John 10:1-16, the words of Jesus gives us the key in keeping these wolves out of the ministry, and the “born again” believer must understand this key because each person is responsible in exposing and driving out the spirit of false shepherds. How do these wolves get into the sheepfold? Through the deceived teachings of pastors who love not the truth of His Word.
Men who truly love the Lord Jesus Christ must: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2). These teach that ONLY Jesus Christ is the door of the sheep, and the rest are but thieves and robbers.
BELIEVING IT’S OK FOR WOMEN TO BE PASTORS/PREACHERS/MINISTERS
IS THE REJECTION OF BIBLICAL TRUTH AND YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED
Many women are authors, conference speakers, bible teachers, preachers, pastors, mentors, while others are performers and ministers in the “music-singing” category. All believing they are led by the Holy Spirit, but are insecure in their role as a woman where the Lord has put them…they remove themselves from that role and begin to trust their own feelings. These women actually believe that they are reaching out to others and have been called into the ministry of all of the above…biblical author, conference speaker, bible teacher, pastor, preacher, mentor, performer, music minister, etc. How can any of these women state that they believe the Bible to be the infallible authoritative Word of God? I have heard people praise these women, whether in their sermons, their conferences or in their writings. How utterly absurd! Why aren’t people listening to and hearing the Words of Jesus, rather than a woman teacher, pastor, or minister.
Some women are doing what they think is right, and are doing things because they see nothing wrong with it. It’s a shame for them to teach the assembly, even if they believe what they themselves say “God told me to do it”, “He appointed me”, and many times over they have stated that they are called by God to be pastors. Not so, dear women, not so! These women reject the inspiration of the Bible I’ve seen it on TV, with 1000’s of women and men leaning on every word when the woman pastor teaches her adoring crowd, especially Joyce Meyers (a female angel of light), who calls the Word of God “hog wash” when it doesn’t suit her belief. She shall give an account to the Lord for her mouth. Some real man ought to stand up in front of the woman’s podium and quote the Word to these brazen women. Evidently there are no real Christian men who attend these types of services. These rebellious and disobedient women pastors/ministers/preachers who take it upon themselves to disobey the Lord without any fear will have much to answer before the Lord. They think nothing of usurping authority over the man. Any religious church building with a woman as pastor/minister/priest should be totally rejected. And, for all you people who continue to attend such a “coming together” only encourage these “self appointed women pastors” to continue in their rebellion. These certainly have not been appointed by the Holy Spirit, according to the Word of God. Oh, but what a shame for them to teach, and what a shame for all who listen to and agree with her. Both women ministers and her followers are rejecting biblical truth and are being deceived.
There are also many women today who believe that there are two scriptures which refers to their having a ministry of singing, and that they are actually building up, teaching and admonishing the “body of Christ”, in singing of their songs, they are as follows: Ephesians 5:19 – “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” and Col 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” If any woman believes that singing religious songs makes oneself or neighbor feel good, she’s wrong, because singing or even listening to religious songs is NOT faith, nor is “feeling good” faith. The singer and the listener is nothing more than “worship performers” attempting to meet the demands of the “modern mind”, and that modern mind is nothing more than a mind of “religious thinking”. Therefore, I say to you all – be warned about musical worship! And, I can just hear you musical manipulators - “why are you picking on us, Raymond, you are sowing discord, and you offend my religion”. I’m not picking on you, I’m simply explaining to you some facts, that religionists deliberately use musical worship teams to attract “seekers” into their church buildings in order to use these “seekers” to help pay for their new buildings. Wake up, friends! The whole structure of women preachers and the musical worship teams is nothing more then religious ritual.
Feminists claim that Ephesians – “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” teaches a mutual submitting of the husband and wife to each other, and that they are to submit equally to each other in the same way. They always leave out the rest – Ephesians 5:22-24: “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.” This is the Word of God! And, when Ephesians tells us: “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God”, feminists assume that this teaching is an absolute equality of submission of “one to another” means to everyone. Also, when Ephesians says to the wives: “…submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord”, they assume that is also means that husbands are to submit themselves in the same way to their wives. Understand? The feminist beliefs are against the Word of God!
All women pastors either ignore or reject this verse in the Bible: I Timothy -12 – “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” Also I Corinthians -35 – “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.” What is meant by: "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection"? These words reveal a difference in roles of men and women. Men and women have the same equality in the inheritance, but we do not have the same role here on earth. Women must accept their role in the body of Christ as those who learn "in silence (quietness) with all subjection."
1 Corinthians 11:3 – “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” Just as God the Father is the head of Christ in the scheme of redemption, as Jesus Christ is the head of every man, and man is the head of every woman. Likewise the woman, though she is an equal member and joint heir of the blessings in Jesus Christ, is instructed to humble herself according to God’s will under the authority of the man.
I say to you, this is the Lord’s way according to His Word, NOT Raymond’s way, and this is the way it is, by His Word.
Should any woman not have a husband let her ask her father or brother. That is, IF husband, father or brother is saved, and, if not, I believe they can then ask the Elder of a Christian study or fellowship. If they have none of these, then please ask in the Name of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit that Jesus has left you shall teach you all things according to His Word. He will NOT leave you in the dark nor forsake you.
A Professor of Religion Emeritus in a southern college stated “When the Gospel is preached and when the Holy Spirit evidently blesses that proclamation with the salvation of a soul, who is it that will label that experience “unchristian” simply because the preacher was a woman?” THE WORD WILL! Why? Because when a believer adopts any thought, doctrine, or practice which is contrary to God’s written word he then enters into the spiritual darkness of heresy and deception and rejects biblical truth. Are these women pastors submitting to the Word of God or are they making the Word of God submit to their desires?
BELIEVING THAT HOMOSEXUALS AND LESBIANS ARE SAVED
IS REJECTION OF BIBLICAL TRUTH AND YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED
We know, according to many religions, that homosexuality has been designated to many of its members as an alternative lifestyle. But does this religious view harmonize with the teachings of the Bible? No, it doesn’t, and there is no way that it once did, not now or ever will. And if you believe that Homosexuals and Lesbians are saved and are a part of the “body of Christ”, you are rejecting biblical truth and are being deceived, even if they are members (or heads) of an organized religion. A person CANNOT continue to practice homosexuality (living the lifestyle of uncontrolled sin) and place “born-again Christian” on the nametag, it just doesn’t work that way. People can say they are “Christian”, but saying it doesn’t make them one.
Many have said to me, ‘but Jesus sat and ate with the sinners, so why are you complaining?’ Yes, Jesus did, and he also had the authority to forgive sin. Jesus said of Himself, “…the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins.” (Matthew 9:6) and He forgave the woman caught in adultery, saying “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11). These same words are for all of us – “go, and sin no more.”
Yes, I will say to you what the WORD teaches: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans ), and “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans ), but, “…whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world.” (I John 5:4). Therefore, no man or woman in a “homosexual or lesbian” relationship can say that they know Jesus Christ and are saved, for they would not continue in their relationship of sin. Matthew 7:21 tells us: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
People it is our fruits that speak loud and clear of our life style. “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matthew 7:20). And, any man or woman who is a servant of sin cannot enter into heaven…as Jesus said: “Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.” (Matthew 12:33)
The love that Jesus Christ showed us when He died for us does not give us the freedom to live an unholy life style. Neither does it give us freedom to kill an unborn baby through abortion, nor to use Kivorkian’s assisted suicide machine. Sin is still sin and it has been emphasized many times in His Word. We are not judging anyone when we say what the Word says…and it says “go, and sin no more”. Jesus Christ died for us in order to forgive and set us free from sin. He will save anyone who will repent (turn away) from the life controlled by sin, and turn to Him. But, we DO have to turn away from the sin to turn to Jesus. Anything not of Jesus Christ is of the world. Yes, we are in the world but not a part of it. Therefore, we cannot say we follow Jesus Christ and are saved if we continue to live our lives in adultery, drunkenness, murderous, homosexual, lesbian, etc. lifestyle. The Word says: “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:7-8).
Yes, God will forgive us when we repent from these sins (ANY sin), as He has “commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts ). But, we cannot continue in them in a daily lifestyle and be truly repentful of our sin. God’s word says to FLEE from sin. Not just accept it as a simple human trait that we can't overcome. For in Christ we can overcome ALL sin, the things of this world. “For whosoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (I John 5:4-5)
It may be a terrifying thought for the un-repented sinner, but it is still the truth: YOU will stand before Jesus Christ and you will be judged by Him. Every sin that you have ever committed will be revealed--EVERY SECRET SIN! You may have managed to hide many things from your fellow man, but you have hid NOTHING from your Creator. He knows all things, and He will hold you accountable. You WILL be judged. “…God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ…” (Romans 2:16). All men must give an account to our Creator and Judge, Jesus Christ.
True Christians want salvation for those in the gay lifestyle as well as any other person in sin. The homosexual/lesbian is still made in the image of God, even though he/she is in grave sin. These people should be treated the same as anyone else we come in contact with, so that we can witness to them of Jesus Christ and that He died for them. We witness to the sinners, not the saved. However, we inform them that we do not approve of their sin, just as Jesus doesn’t. Never compromise witnessing of Jesus Christ for a socially acceptable opinion that is void of godliness. Also, I want to mention here that there is no excuse for anyone claiming to be a Christian, to ridicule, march against homosexuality with signs of prejudice and hatred, and the same goes for those who march against abortion, carrying signs of hatred. All sin is judged by the Word of God, and no man will be excused from the Judgment – “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27).
Many people use this particular Scripture in the Bible where Jesus says: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone…Neither do I condemn thee” and they almost never mention the next part where Jesus said: “go and sin no more” (John 8:7, 11). Please don't be blinded by the lies of a clever enemy (Satan) whose only goal is your destruction. Come to the Savior who gave His life to set you free from all sin. He offers each one of us His great salvation whereby we are forgiven of our sin. This salvation is available to ALL men, but it’s up to each person to surrender to His salvation. May we all be able to stand before Jesus Christ with pure hearts…to receive our rewards that He desire to give each of us.
CONCLUSION OF PART I
People, the gospel is being compromised and even denied by many professing Christians. Compromising of God’s Word with today’s worldly religious system is the first big step in breaking our relationship with Jesus Christ. It comes down to hearing of the truth of His Word. The concept of truth has always been bitter-sweet in the mouths of humans ever since the “fall of man” into sin. Because of sin and man’s love of sin, man has rejected God’s truth (John ) from the very beginning, therefore rejecting Jesus Christ and refusing to place their belief and trust in Him.
Satan has blinded the eyes of those in religion to the truth so that they might follow man’s religious customs and traditions. Satan steals the Word of God away from the hearts of those who heard the truth and have rejected it: “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.” (Matthew 13:19). My friends, it is Satan who sends adversity through the deceptions of religion and the bondage to it. Again, I spare no efforts in attempting to open the eyes of all our fellow believers to the Truth of God’s Word. If the preaching of the truth brings about division, then so be it! For the TRUTH of the Word must prevail over all things!
God sends strong delusions to all those who REJECT the TRUTH and all will be damned who BELIEVED NOT the TRUTH – “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12).
I love all enough to tell them the truth: “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain” (Philippians 2:6)
And then, there are also those who do believe – our brothers and sister in Christ who welcome the “good news” that Jesus Christ came into the world to save the sinner and to forgive their sins, giving them eternal life. "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." (Jude 3)
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.