By David J. Stewart | December 2005 | Updated December 2015
Romans 9:33, “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
As webservant of Jesus-is-Savior.com, I have received a lot of e-mail over the years. As you can imagine, I have received much hate mail. I have never taken it personally because I realize that a person's natural carnal response to the truth is anger. The Apostle Paul said to the Christians at Galatia, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16). The truth offends most people, but the Word of God teaches that we should LOVE 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.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:10). I love that little phrase... “the love of the truth.” I've learned that truth often requires months and even years to work on a person's heart and mind, until they eventually come to their senses. That is why I am patient with critics. Do you love the truth? Most people don't even care to know the truth. According to 2nd Thessalonians 2:10, those who do not love the truth will fall victim to “all deceivableness of unrighteousness.”
Even today, we see the masses of society falling prey to the “lying wonders” of Satan. It couldn't be any more blatant that The White House administration orchestrated the attacks on 911 (although the attack itself was carried out by Saudi Arabians). 2nd Thessalonians 2:9, “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” Satan is a master liar, he knows exactly how to deceive the masses of ignorant people (those who love not the truth). Satan inspired, Adolph Hitler, said... “People are more likely to believe a big lie than a small one.”
Incidentally, Hitler also professed to be a Christian. Of course, that was just another lie of the Devil, just as former President George W. Bush is NO Christian. Sadly, America's Christians are blinded to the truth because they love not the truth. Too many people have religiosity without truth, churchianity without Christianity. The truth couldn't be any more obvious, but the masses of society are sleeping. Tragically, America's born-again Christians are sleeping as well. “Awake to righteousness...” (1st Corinthians 15:34). Wake up!
The TRUTH is the TRUTH, even if no one believes it; and a LIE is a LIE, even if everyone believes it!
Offend them with the Gospel!
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law." -Matthew 10:34,35
The Gospel of Jesus Christ Has Always Offended the Wicked! Romans 9:33 refers to Christ as a “stumblingblock” and a "Rock of offence.” Jesus clearly taught in Matthew 10:34,35 that He did NOT come to this world to bring peace. Let me clarify, Jesus' did come to die upon the cross for our sins; thus, enabling us to have peace with God through His precious shed blood. BUT, Jesus also expects us to preach the Gospel, which OFFENDS most people. Let me define “Gospel” so there is no misunderstanding. 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 defines the “Gospel” as the DEATH, BURIAL, and RESURRECTION of Christ Jesus. This includes the blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:9).
Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin (Hebrews 9:12, 22-24; Revelation 7:14). There is absolutely nothing in the Word of God which requires “holy baptism” or “holy communion” (both terms are NOT found in the Bible). The Bible never attaches the word “holy” to baptism or the Lord's supper. Hence, any religion which ADDS the “sacraments” (another word not found in the Bible) to faith alone in Christ, is a damnable false religion. This Biblical Truth OFFENDS most people. In fact, the Apostle Paul (writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) even called such people “accursed” for teaching ANOTHER GOSPEL (Galatians 1:9).
Now, you can get upset at me if you want, but the Bible calls the Catholic religion cursed! Why? Because they are NOT teaching the Gospel put forth in the Word of God. Mary is not recognized in any capacity in the Word of God, yet Catholics idolize her with vain repetitions of “Hail Mary!” (53 times per Rosary). This is dead religion, and rejected by God (Matthew 6:7; Mark 7:7-13). Religion wants to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes. Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion.
Likewise, the Lutheran religion, the United Church of Christ, Greek Orthodox, Episcopalian, Church of Christ, and many others—all ADD the sacraments to faith alone in Christ. A “sacrament” is “a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it.” There is NO such teaching in the Bible. God strictly warns everyone about adding or subtracting from His Word (Deuteronomy 4:2), “Ye shall not ADD unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye DIMINISH ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”
Satan knows that it's much easier to trick someone into believing the Gospel PLUS something, than it is trying to get them to reject the Gospel altogether. So instead of trying to get people out of church, Satan works to get people into false religion that ADDS to (or DIMINISHES) the simple Gospel. The Jehovah Witnesses' DIMINISH the truth, by denying the Godhead and deity of Jesus Christ. Catholics ADD Mary worship and sacraments to faith. In fact, all recent popes have taught that faith in Christ is not even necessary to be saved. The popes teach damnable heresy! Lutherans ADD the sacraments. The Baha'i faith DIMINISHES the truth by claiming that there are numerous ways to the light, in clear contrast to the Biblical teaching that there is ONLY ONE WAY to Heaven, i.e., through the Lord Christ Jesus (John 14:6). Seventh Day Adventists ADD Sabbath keeping and good works to faith alone in Christ.
In one way or another, every religious false cult ADDS or DIMINISHES the Word of God. The Bible plainly teaches that salvation is by faith ALONE in Christ Jesus, by the literal blood which He shed for our sins (1st Peter 1:18-19). This is why the Apostle Paul declared in Romans 1:16 that he was not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth...” The power to be saved is in Jesus Christ alone (John 14:6); NOT the pope, not the priest, not a religion, not the sacraments—But ONLY Jesus (Acts 4:12).
Offend Them About the Inspiration of the King James Bible
God only wrote one Book. I find no fault in the King James Bible. One of the best sermons I've heard on the subject, defending the King James Bible, is titled “It's Time To Come Out Of The Closet” (MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles). The Bible is under attack as in Elijah's time. Where were the 7,000 men who hadn't bowed their knee to Baal in Elijah's day? Why did Elijah have to stand alone? Where are all the Christians today speaking out against homosexuality? Where are they so silent? Why are Christians silent about the sex perversion, which is deliberately being targeted at young teens today, with perverted Taylor Swift videos and the entire sleazy music video industry? You Christians... COME OUT OF THE CLOSET!!! There are millions of born-again Christians across America, who are silent, when they ought to be standing with the Elijahs of our generation.
Identify yourself with the KING JAMES BIBLE!!! If you can't be out there fighting with Elijah, then at least show support for Elijah. You can help Elijah's cause for the Lord. You can encourage the Elijahs of our generation who are fighting for God. You can let everyone know whose side you're on!!! I stand with everything that Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) stood for during his 55 years of earthly ministry!!! Brother Hyles is in Heaven looking down, but I am still here, and I'm going to be A VOICE for the Lord Jesus Christ and promote the teachings of the Elijahs of our time, and Brother Hyles was an Elijah!!! I stand with Pastor Curtis Hutson! I stand with the preachers of our generation who STAND for the KING JAMES BIBLE!!! God pity the neo-evangelical, weak-kneed, wimpy, compromised, sissy, preacherettes of our generation. All they know how to do is criticize the Elijahs of our generation. Where are the 7,000???
If you can't get in the battle, then get into the grandstands and cheer the ones who are in the battle. There is something that YOU can do to help promote the old-time religion. I'm going to stand with the churches and men of God who preach the literal blood of Jesus sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in Heaven. I'm going to expose the Dr. John MacArthurs of our time, who deny that Jesus' blood is in Heaven on the Mercy Seat in the Holy Place (Hebrews 9:12, 24; 12:24). It's time that we OFFEND THEM! Offend the liberals! Offend the neo-evangelicals! Offend the Modernists!
It's not enough to say that the King James Bible is the BEST Bible. No Sir, it is the ONLY BIBLE!!! Where are the 7,000 people who didn't stand with Elijah? They're hidden in cellblock (Watchcare) Bible study groups! They're hidden in dead churches where Hell is never preached about, and women wear pants, and Walt Disney is promoted to the youth, and the damnable heresy of Lordship Salvation is taught. You women without femininity, come out of the closet!!! It's not enough to just not bow to Baal, you need to STAND WITH ELIJAH!!! What are you doing for God??? Where are the 7,000 Christian people that could have stood with Elijah, there's a battle raging!!!
Offend them with the Truth about Sin!
Never before in the history of America has the Devil worked so hard to call evil good, and good evil. Malachi 2:17 states...
“Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them...”
Malachi 2:17 says that God is wearied when anyone says that He delights in evil doers. Take for example the sin of homosexuality. Wicked people say that God created “gays” and that homosexuality is acceptable, but it is evil according to Romans 1:24-32.
In the photo to the right, bi-sexual Whoopi Goldberg advocates immoral rights for gays. Goldberg is a she-devil feminist, hater of God and lesbian. She is of the Devil and needs to be exposed, since she is publicly supporting the homosexual agenda.
James 4:4 warns that one cannot be a friend of the world and God's friend at the same time. It's one or the other. Make your choice (Joshua 24:15)! Whoopi Goldberg is a friend of the sinful world, pulling on the same rope as the Devil. No one has a right to be immoral.
Please red, Every Man Did That Which Was Right in His Own Eyes
God is upset with lukewarm professed believers; such as Christianity Today (CT) who promote homosexuality.
CT also sees no harm in Harry Potter's witchcraft. They call God a Drama Queen and recommend Hollywood movies which curse in God's name. To no surprise, Christianity Today was founded by Mr. Catholic sympathizer himself, Billy Graham. It is apostasy! Graham's magazine ought to be renamed to Apostasy Today. To their shame, CT has been promoting lewd images. One image (as of November 2015) had a woman lying on her back with her legs open in the front seat of a car (I'm not kidding!).
God is upset with those Christians (such as Dr. James Dobson of FOCUS ON THE FAMILY) who say that homosexuals should have marriage rights. God is upset with those professed Christians (such as those at www.Jesusfreaks.com) who say that Rock 'N' Roll is good if you change the words. God is upset with The Jonas Brothers', whose song KIDS OF THE FUTURE clearly contains reverse speech (backward masking) praising Satan. The 3 boy band from Walt Disney claim to be evangelical Christians; but their lyrics promote acting crazy, living to party, and worldliness.
Malachi 2:17 says that God gets upset when anyone lies, claiming that the Lord delights in evildoers. God hates Walt Disney's whores, Rock 'N' Roll, partying, disrespect for parents, New Age doctrines, and mockery of the Bible. If it offends you to hear the truth about these imposters, then so be it! Walt Disney is straight out of the pits of Hell. Disney's lewd whorish actor Selena Gomez sings the blasphemous song ROCK GOD! Hollywood's she-devil Katy Perry sings the same vile song. Perry also invites males to stick their hands in her skin tight pants in her sinful song and album, TEENAGE DREAM.
Malachi 2:17 means that God is upset with the Southern Baptist Convention for lifting their ban against Walt Disney, because Walt Disney hasn't forsaken their Godless annual GAY DAY week (nor other filth such as their Desperate Housewives series). God's children need to CRY ALOUD against the evils and wickedness of our day. Sadly, we are experiencing a “thawing” of Christians “towards gays and lesbians.” This is exactly what the homosexuals said when the Southern Baptist Convention lifted their 8-year ban against the vile Disney company.
In 2009, Hollywood produced a pro-homosexual movie called, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY (staring Sigourney Weaver). The film targets and attempts to recruit America's churches to jump-on-the-bandwagon to support the sinful “gay rights” agenda. The movie deliberately confuses the unconditional love of God with gay rights in a wicked attempt to justify the sin of homosexuality. God warned us in Romans 1:25 that the wicked would change God's Words into a lie (and that's exactly what the movie does).
Let Christians everywhere start preaching the truth of God's Word against sin!!! Homosexuality is a sin! (Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:24-32); Adultery is a sin! (Exodus 20:14); fornication is a sin! (Jude 1:7); Watching people commit adultery on TV is a sin! (Romans 1:32); abortion is a sin! (Exodus 20:13); witchcraft is a sin! (1st Samuel 15:23); pornography is a sin! (Matthew 5:28); corrupting the Word of God is a sin! (Deuteronomy 4:2); teaching a false gospel is a sin! (Galatians 1:9); adding anything to faith alone in Christ for salvation is a sin! (Ephesians 2:8,9); so-called “Christian rock” music is a sin! (James 4:4); and so forth! If the born again Christians of this world fail to preach against sin, then who will?
I am wearied with believers who say that we should love, love, love sinners; but never preach against sin. Certainly, we are all guilty, hell-deserving sinners in God's eyes (James 2:10); but that in no way means that we should accept the wickedness of the wicked (Psalm 94:16; Ephesians 5:11; Titus 1:10-13). I triple-dog dare you to show me anywhere in the Bible where God says to tolerate public wickedness, remain silent about those who try to homosexualize our children, and parade their sins for all to see down America's streets. No Sir! That is not what the King James Bible teaches! We're supposed to love sinners (Leviticus 19:18), but also take a stand against sin (Psalm 94:16; Ephesians 5:11).
No one has God's permission to commit homosexuality. Our freedom gives us the right to BE wrong, not to DO wrong. Liberty gives us the freedom to make our own decisions; but freedom is a result of making the right decisions. God doesn't make mistakes. No one is born “gay.” If people are created homosexual by God, then why can't they sexually mate as do male and female? Why can't they conceive children? It is evil to blame God for the mentally-ill, spiritually demonic, vile sin of homosexuality. Get right with God America!
What About Pastor Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church?
Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is the pastor and leader of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps is also a lawyer and founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm. WBC is listed as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is known for preaching with slogans and banners denoting phrases such as "God hates fags," "AIDS cures fags," and "Fags die, God laughs (or mocks)," and claims that God will punish homosexuals as well as people such as Bill O'Reilly, Coretta Scott King, and Howard Dean, whom his church considers "fag-enablers". His church says he is a "Five-Point Calvinist". —SOURCE
Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church are a government front in my opinion. If not, they are just plain cruel and mean. They are of the Devil. NOBODY thanks God for dead 9-year old girls like Fred Phelps and his demonic cult of followers do. In January of 2011, an Arizona man killed a 9-year old girl with a gun, and a Constitution upholding judge, and also shot congresswoman in the head. These are sad and tragic events and my sympathies go out to the family members. Shame on Fred Phelps and his followers!
By “government” I mean a small group of criminals who have hijacked the federal government. President John F. Kennedy warned Americans of a White House coup 10 days before he was assassinated.
I suspected Fred Phelps of being a government plant ever since the day they first went public with their hateful signs. Before the little girl's funeral, the State of Arizona enacted a law banning protests within 300-feet of a funeral, because they heard Fred Phelps was going to protest at the little girl's funeral with hateful signs thanking the shooter. NO ONE does crazy stuff like that! It couldn't be more obvious that Phelps is being used to outlaw free speech. Then Phelps called off the protest after the law was passed. Of course, that was the entire goal to begin with.
Everyplace Fred Phelps goes, the First Amendment is being taken away. This is how tyrants take away our freedoms. They milk every incident that happens to ban free speech. I guarantee you that the law passed in Arizona will be expanded over time to ban free speech completely. The murderous forced abortion policy in China began as a seemingly innocent tax on parents. Fred Phelps and his hatemongering group are being used to get a foot in the door to ban free speech and attack the First Amendment. No pastor in America, Calvinist or not, would express such hatred as Fred Phelps. He has nothing but absolute hatred for sinners, but he is a sinner as much as the vilest homosexual, and so are you, and myself as well (James 2:10). All men are sinners (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23).
God hates homosexuality; but that's not what their signs say. Their signs unbiblical read "God hates fags." Nothing could be further from the truth. God loves humanity so much that He sent His only begotten Son into the world to pay for our sins (John 3:16).
It is wrong for any believer to become so self-righteous that they become hateful towards unrepentant sinners (such as Pastor Fred Phelps at www.Godhatesfags.com). This is wrong. God hates sin; BUT, never the sinner. John 3:16 plainly states, “For God so loved THE WORLD...” How could God hate any man or woman whom He died upon the cross for? 1st John 2:2 plainly declares that Christ shed His blood for all mankind. Romans 5:8 declares that Christ died for us, “while we were yet sinners.” On the other hand, it is equally wrong for a believer to compromise moral and doctrinal standards under the pretense of “love.”
True Biblical love NEVER allows for sinful compromise. I often receive letters from Homosexuals and witches, telling me that Jesus taught us to LOVE one another. How ironic that Christ-rejecting witches and Sodomites would quote God's Word; then again, that's exactly what Satan did to Eve in Genesis 3:1, and to Jesus in Matthew 4:6. So it is not surprising that witches and Sodomites, who reject the Bible, would quote the Bible like their father the Devil.
Having said that, I want to say that Fred Phelps comes closer to being right than MOST pastors in America who are cowards and never preach against sin at all. Would to God that more pastors CARED about the deplorable spiritual condition of the United States. The average American today has waxed sinfully proud, spoiled, and indifferent concerning evil. You can't tell most Americans the truth nowadays, because they either flare up in hostility and rage or else couldn't care less. Many Americans have become intolerant and hostile towards the truth. A recently released Walt Disney movie, UNDER DOG, features the motto... “One nation under dog!” BLASPHEMY!!!
I totally disagree with all 5 points of Calvinism to which Fred Phelps adheres. I am reluctant to call Phelps a "pastor," because he is such a hateful person. No one hates sin as much as God, but God doesn't hate people. Likewise, no one loves people as much as God. God could just cast every homosexual into Hell immediately, which is clearly what Fred Phelps would do if he had his way. That's not Biblical Christianity!
Calvinism is heresy. It is somewhat understandable why Pastor Phelps hates sinners when you understand the tenets of John Calvin, a heretic. Yet, I cannot help but seriously question Phelps' sincerity. There a group of freakazoids. Albeit, Calvinists believe that God chooses who will, or won't, go to Heaven, and that God only loves those chosen to be saved. Of course this it very unbiblical. If you'd like to know much more, please read Not Chosen to Salvation which diligently exposes the heresies of Calvinism. Fred Phelps is further proof of what is wrong with Calvinism.
Having said that, I want to reiterate what I said a moment ago... Fred Phelps comes closer to being right than MOST apostate pastors in America today who are silent concerning the evils destroying our nation. I'm not saying Pastor Phelps is correct in his approach, he's not. Phelps is wrong, wrong, wrong! Fred Phelps doesn't even speak of God's love on his churches' website. I don't understand any professed believer who hates the sinner, a person for whom Christ died (Romans 5:8).
Phelps comes closer to being right than the following sorry excuse for a pastor... A U.S. News and World Report article (December 2003, The New Old-Time Religion, by Jay Tolson, pg. 42) quotes Lon Solomon, pastor of the McLean Bible Church near Tyson's Corner, Virginia (a megachurch that draws up to 10,000 people on Sundays) as stating...
"Abortion and homosexuality are minor concerns in our church. The bell we beat is that we must know Jesus. We are offering people a different and better way to live than secular America offers."
Jonathan Edwards is appalled from Heaven! Abortion and homosexuality ... MINOR CONCERNS? What? Where in the Word of God are we ever led to view sin as a “minor issue?” I just don't understand how any professed "man of God,” a pastor over 10,000 people, can call the murdering of over 50,000,000 babies (in the U.S. alone) ... a MINOR CONCERN! Americans have murdered more children through abortions than all of America's war dead combined!!! And yet we praise ourselves as being a nation that “values life.” What liars!
We are a bunch of hypocrites in America! Why is it that no one gets enraged when homosexuals are marching up and down the streets of America with their despicable signs? Ever heard of the “Pink Angels?” They're a group of homosexuals that attack Christians at homosexual parades. Why just get mad at Fred Phelps?
Why is it that no one gets upset when the pro-abortionists are standing on the street corner holding up their murderous signs praising abortion? People can streak naked in public, and no one cares or complains. Don't believe it? Welcome to Brattleboro, Vermont, where streaking is legal and a daily occurrence in down town. Is this America? Yes!
What are you doing to take a stand against the evils in our nation? Lord give us more Billy Sundays! Again, I'm not endorsing Fred Phelps' ministry, but he's closer to Biblical Christianity than the millions of compromised, thin skinned, cowardly, lazy, entertainment type lukewarm believers today in America. God said He would vomit lukewarm Christians out of His mouth (Revelation 3:16-17).
God deliver us from cafeteria Christians! God deliver us from church-pew Christianity! Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." Most believers today have no idea what Jesus is talking about, because they've never suffered any persecution as a Christian. 2nd Timothy 3:12 warns, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." Is anyone getting upset with you? Today's believers have redefined Christianity to fit this wicked world.
This is why America's pulpits are eerily silent concerning the great American holocaust—abortion! Few churches today are willing to preach publicly against the sin of homosexuality. Why? Fred Phelps is taking a stand in the wrong way; but at least he's taking a stand. As hateful and wrong as Phelps is, you cannot criticize him if you're doing NOTHING for God. One thing is clear... Pastor Phelps preaches the Biblical truth that homosexuality is a vile sin, and that America is overdue for God judgment. I agree 100% with that. However, when Phelps thanked God for the shooter of a little girl, that's just going way to far. That is demonic. America certainly deserves what we get as a nation for our sins, but two wrongs don't make a right. Preaching against sin is one thing; but thanking God for dead children and dead workers is very wrong.
Pictured to right: Fred Phelps of the so-called Topeka, Kansas, WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH.
Many of the people criticizing Mr. Phelps are hypocrites. Sean Hannity of FoxNew, who is adored by many fundamental Christians today, has spoke many flaming words of criticism against Fred Phelps and his church members (and rightfully so); however, Mr. Hannity is a devout hellbound Catholic. Many Christians have been totally brainwashed by the so-called "conservative newsmedia" which is composed of unsaved Catholics, heathen liberals and modernists in sheep's clothing.
Truthfully, conservatives today are as heathen and Godless as the leftist liberals. Sean Hannity is as lost and on his way to Hell as is Alan Colmes (who in his book Red, White, and Liberal, has a chapter called... “Jesus was a liberal.” Sean Hannity has a dating website which welcomes homosexuals. Who's kidding who? Hannity and Colmes are both unsaved heathens. It's time for America's Christians to wake up and return to the God of the Bible. Pastor Phelps comes closer to being right than all the golf-club ministers across America who never take a stand against anything. Yet, Phelps is a disgrace to the name of Christ for spewing unbiblical hatred of sinners. The Bible says that Christ died for the "ungodly" (Romans 4:5). And a good thing or else no one could go to Heaven, for all have sinned (Romans 3:10,19-23).
Compromised Morality Under the Pretense of Love
If you want to know what Jesus was really like, then please read my article on Tough Love Jesus! Jesus NEVER compromised morality under the pretense of “love.” The world's synthetic “love” is NO love at all. The Devil has redefined “love” to mean “acceptance” and “unity” at ALL costs. Satan used leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. to accomplish this. In the following quote you will see what I mean. Coretta Scott King, quoting her late husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. said...
“I have worked too long and hard against segregated public accommodations to end up segregating my moral concern.”
SOURCE: Coretta Scott King, remarks, press conference on the introduction of ENDA, Washington, DC, June 23, 1994.
In other words, Martin Luther King Jr. said he wasn't going to make an issue of morality. What do you expect from a man who was featured in Playboy magazine! The teachings of Communists like Martin Luther King (and others) have brainwashed many American citizens into believing that we must UNITE at all costs; thus, setting aside all of our moral and doctrinal differences. Hence, Christians are pressured to accept homosexuals in the name of “love” (as the Godless world sees it). No sir! We are commanded by the Bible to obey God, not men (Romans 3:4). I will NOT accept the homosexual lifestyle because God tells me not to (Psalm 97:10).
I will not be unkind to them, but I will never stop preaching against homosexuality until the Lord decides it's time for me to stop. If the truth OFFENDS them, so be it! King's wife, Coretta Scott King, was an avid supporter of gays and lesbians. This is the warped New Age concept of “love” (thus preparing the stage for the Antichrist, who seeks to unite all mankind in worship of him). God commands us to SEPARATE from unbelievers (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). The Bible teaches that we must be divided over truth (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17); rather than united by error.
Pastor Jeff Owens preaches a needful sermon concerning THE DECEPTION OF THE LAST DAYS (download MP3). Let us not be lackadaisical in these Last Days before the Lord's return; but rather, let us STAND ( Ephesians 6:11), CONTEND (Jude 1:3), and FIGHT (1st Timothy 6:12) for our precious Lord Jesus Christ. If the truth is offensive to the unsaved wicked world, and to backslidden Christians, then ... OFFEND THEM!
Please understand that by "OFFEND THEM" I don't mean to do what Fred Phelps is wrongly doing. Phelps is not just offending people, he's driving them away from God completely. But you ask, "Aren't you doing the same thing?" No, absolutely not. I take a loving stand against public wickedness and people who attempt to publicly justify sin. That is very different from attacking people on a personal level for their sins, or smirking in their face at their child's funeral with delight. That is demonic! Phelps is a bitter old man in my opinion.
Neither I nor you have a right to condemn anyone for their sins, for the Bible condemns all humanity as being guilty sinners (Romans 3:19); however, when homosexuals attempt to teach children that it's ok to be a homosexual, and lewd raunchy Walt Disney whores like Miley Cyrus seduce our teen daughters into whoredom, Christians MUST TAKE A BIBLICAL STAND for God. If you don't see the difference, then it is only because you have a wicked heart against the Word of God. I speak the truth in love as Ephesians 4:15 tells us to in the Bible. We ought to preach THE TRUTH of God's Word, and it will most assuredly OFFEND most people. And to that I say OFFEND THEM!
But if you want to laugh at people's calamity, then you are far from God. Christians who walk with God have a broken heart over sin and broken lives, they don't relish in the calamity of others like the Devil does. Satan comes only to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). The Lord is not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance to be saved (2nd Peter 3:9). Preaching against public wickedness, false prophets, and tyranny is Scriptural (Psalm 94:16; Ephesians 5:11; Titus 1:10-13); but rejoicing when lives are shattered and broken is of the Devil.
Jeremiah wept much when Jerusalem was conquered and destroyed in 586 B.C. by the Babylonians, writing the book of Lamentations. Jeremiah didn't mock and laugh in their faces, nor did he rejoice that they got what they deserved. God's unconditional love never rejoices in the calamity and hardships of others. Proverb 24:17, "Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth."
There is a fine line between faith and foolishness, and between Christianity and heathendom. Hating sinners may seem proper to self-righteous hypocrites, but James 2:10 says that breaking even one of God's Commandments makes a person guilty of all in God's eyes; because committing even one sin can keep a person out of Heaven for ever. That's why God sent Jesus into the world... to SAVE SINNERS like me and you friend.
Make Some Noise!
Unchristlike Christians hate conflict more than they hate evil.
Isaiah 51:7, “Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.”