Beware of Books by Catholic Sodomite, Henri Nouwen
By David J. Stewart | February 2018
Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
All over the internet, a former Roman Catholic priest and admitted homosexual, Henri Nouwen (1932-1996), is being promoted as a “MUST READ!” I plead with anyone reading my words that you NOT read Mr. Nouwen's ungodly writings...
Henri Nouwen is a complicated figure. He was a Roman Catholic priest whose influence extended far beyond Roman Catholicism. His ecumenical appeal made more angular Catholics nervous, and his Protestant readers gave “qualified” appreciation. While Nouwen wasn’t a liberal, his life and work is a product of a Vatican II age. It came out after his death that he was gay, though he remained celibate and trusted the church’s teaching. Despite his chaste life, his presence in the gay community and his work with AIDS advocacy in the 1980s often made more religious conservatives nervous.
If that doesn't make you disgusted enough, it gets much worse. One of the most ungodly men in the religious world for the past 50 years has been Evangelist Billy Graham, who is the founder of ChristianityToday (CT) magazine! CT actually praises Henri Nouwen as a great spiritual man, in an article authored by Wesley Hill, titled, “Weakness Was His Strength.” Folks, homosexual feelings are sinful, just as adulterous feelings are sinful. CT needs to decry homosexuality as a vile sin, not just a “weakness.” The lame excuse that I often hear is that everyone already knows homosexuality is a sin, and instead of making people feel bad about their sins, we ought to emphasis God's love. This is Pastor Joel Osteen's wrong attitude. The truth is that such flawed and unbiblical reasoning is being used by Satan to gain sympathy, and thus tolerance and acceptable, of the sodomite community!!!
Henri Nouwen should be an abomination to Christians, not a hero. I keep reading that Mr. Nouwen was honoring his vow of celibacy as a Catholic priest, but vow or no vow is not the issue... HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN ABOMINABLE SIN TO GOD!!! (Leviticus 20:13).
Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”
Goodnight, what is wrong with Billy Graham? Did you know that Mr. Graham's salary is over $600,000 a year, and his net worth is a staggering $25,000,000! Religious crime pays well! Graham is a modern day Balaam, a wicked false prophet in the Old Testament who led God's people into sin! Billy Graham has arguably done more any other minister (a “minister of unrighteousness” - 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15), to blur the lines of biblical separation (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17) between the evangelical world and the satanic Roman Catholic religion (the biggest cult in the world!)!
The aforementioned sickening article being promoted by Christianity Today (it ought to be renamed to “Apostasy Today”) describes Nouwen's homosexual desires. Jesus taught in Matthew 5:28 that lust is equivalent in God's sight to the act of adultery. Likewise, the thought of homosexuality is a sin. It is shameful that everyone today is praising Henri as some form of hero, because he struggled with homosexual desires...
Nouwen was sexually abstinent, adhering to his priestly vow, but that didn’t prevent him from falling deeply in love with one of his coworkers at L’Arche Daybreak in Toronto, the home for disabled persons where he worked after leaving Harvard. Even after weathering that storm, he regularly fell back into the experience of wanting more intimacy than simple friendship usually affords. It was a disappointment he chose, repeatedly, to live with.
The obvious thing that any God-fearing Christian should notice (the elephant in the living room, so to speak) is that in all the articles available online about the life and struggle of Henri Nouwen with homosexuality, I've yet to find any websites that CONDEMN HOMOSEXUALITY AS A SIN!!! You'd think that Christianity Today would mention somewhere along with the article that homosexuality is a dirty deathstyle, perverse lust, ungodly, vile and abnormal behavior, a horrible sin for which Christ died for on the cross!!!
And if that does not gross you out, this certainly will, look at the information at the bottom of the article, about the man who authored the article we're talking about...
Wesley Hill is assistant professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Brazos).
That is evil. When he says, “Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian,” Mr. Hill means accepting sodomites in their unrepentant state into the churches. That is very wrong and sinful. Certainly, church in a sense is “a hospital for sinners,” but that doesn't mean that sick people with Tuberculosis can intentionally come to the hospital and breath on unaffected people. The crafty invention of “celibate gays” is like cancer in remission. It is important to discern between a former homosexual who has been born-again, and is now trying to change (i.e., conform into Christ's image) with God's help, or at a minimum admits that homosexuality is perverse, shameful and sinful; verses an ungodly sodomite who has no intention of changing, viewing homosexuality as the normal way that God made them, and trying to gain acceptance of such wickedness in the churches. Henri Nouwen falls into the latter category, as does Professor Wesley Hill.
Homosexuality is a filthy sin, very abnormal and shameful behavior which must never be tolerated in the name of “God's love.” 1st Corinthians 5:1-5 plainly teaches that open sin should not be sanctioned in a church. Neither adultery, nor homosexuality, nor any sin should be allowed to be openly practiced or sanctioned in the church. The whole idea of “celibate gays” or “inactive gays” is nothing less than a satanic ploy to gain acceptance of the homosexual agenda into the churches!!! If a man openly parades his pedophile desires in a church, claiming that he is a “celibate pedophile,” but says he has intimate sexual feelings for children in the church, he would justly be immediately asked to leave and not return, forcibly by police if need be!!! Yet when a Catholic priest admits to having homosexual attraction for other men, but says he is “inactive” as a gay, he is insanely permitted to serve as a church authority, having access to vulnerable children. What is wrong with people?
Don't you buy into that garbage from Wesley Hill! Don't you dare bite into Satan's bait! It is so clear what Satan is doing, trying to use the pretense of “Christian love” to gain acceptance for homosexuals into the churches. The dark agenda behind this trend is to lead the churches into the satanic New World Order!!! If you think that is too conspiratorial, you are either woefully naive or a deceived fool. Look at the back of any U.S. one-dollar bill and there is the truth! We saw the same tactic used in the music world with singers like Elton John, who is a boastful sodomite. Elton's beautiful music inspired a generation throughout the world to love him, a known sodomite, which has done much to seduce people to feel sympathy for homosexuals.
The same tactic was used with Robert Reed, who starred as Mike Brady on the 1970's popular show “The Brady Bunch.” It is not a coincide that Hollywood chose a closet homosexual, Robert Reed, to play the part of a responsible father, to coddle Americans into accepting the homosexual agenda (a red-hot MP3 sermon by Evangelist Phil Kidd).
Why Sympathy for the Wicked, But Not the Righteous?
Why doesn't anyone show sympathy for great men of God like Brother Lester Roloff? How about Pastor Jack Hyles? Why not Dr. John R. Rice? No, today's churches are going to read warped books by a creepy homosexual Catholic priest named Henri Nouwen, who almost assuredly is presently burning in the everlasting fires of Hell. Roman Catholicism does not trust in the Gospel; but rather, they adhere to a manmade belief system of sacramental salvation, where a person is required to be water baptized into the Catholic church (one of seven sacraments Catholics must perform) to get to Heaven. There is nothing in the Holy Bible to support Catholicism! We are saved by believing the Good News of Jesus Christ, Who died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and bodily resurrected three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Nothing else is required, nor permitted, to be saved. Good works are not permitted for salvation (Romans 3:20).
“If We Drove All The Gay Priests Out Of The Priesthood, Our Masses Would Be On Videotape!”
Professor Wesley's Hill's title is misleading to the reader: “Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian.” The deceit in the title is that the reader is led to believe that homosexuality is okay as long as it resides in the mind, but that is not true. Thoughts lead to actions. I don't believe for one second that Henri Nouwen never had homosexual sex! That is merely my opinion. According to USA Today, as many as 50% of U.S. Catholic priests are homosexuals! And they're all allegedly and officially “celibate”! Yeah right! The big dark factor that the mainstream newsmedia won't talk about is that all of the pedophile priests are HOMOSEXUALS!!! By the way, the homosexual community (who proudly call themselves “queers”) praise Henri Nouwen, not surprisingly.
Paul Wilkes, who studied 600 parishes for his book, Excellent Catholic Parishes: A Guide to Best Places and Practices, says, “If we drove all the gay priests out of the priesthood, our Masses would be on videotape,” Wilkes says. Good, shut them all down!
The following information is sickening, showing just how far gone the world is today...
Most Catholics don't care about their priest's sexual orientation, “they just want him to be a decent human being, a good honest pastor,” Wilkes said Wednesday.
Folks, think about what you just read. Two men are sodomizing each other in the anus, kissing each others phalluses! Do you want such a man as your pastor, kissing your children? Do you want a pastor or priest who desires to do those wicked homosexual acts, but only doesn't because his job forbids it? If you are okay with that, you need serious spiritual and mental help!!! If you met the Devil, you would find him charming, attractive and friendly, which is what makes Satan so dangerous! 2nd Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” Don't be fooled by the charming rhetoric from the religious homosexual community, they are perverts and enemies of God.
Listen to the inspired words of God, which condemns the lusts of the flesh (uncleanness and lasciviousness)...
Ephesians 4:17-24, “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
There is no place for the lusts of the flesh in the believer's walk with God. We must crucify the lusts of the flesh and walk in the Holy Spirit, Who indwells every believer (Galatians 2:25). True biblical love NEVER accepts, sanctions or tolerates open sin! God's love is unconditional and embraces every sinner, but never the sin itself. If a religious person claims to have God's love, as does Henri Nouwen, but fails to emphasize the awfulness of sin, then that person is a fake. Their love is a counterfeit. Tolerance of sin is not love, it is evil. The very sick notion that it is acceptable for admitted homosexuals to become priests, just so long as they don't commit open acts of homosexuality, is insane! There is something very wrong with a man who is sexually attracted to other men. It is abnormal and against nature. It is confusion and perverse!
I am exposing Henri Nouwen because it is clear to me what the Devil's crowd are doing with Henri's legacy, that is, they are attempting to paint religious homosexuals in a positive light, to gain their acceptance into the churches. And if you don't believe it, look here (AWAB Find-A-Church—WICKEDNESS!!!) at how Satan is creeping into Baptist churches today, who are embracing the homosexual community in their unrepentant state. Baptist churches are adopting same-sex PERversion! It is ungodly!!!
Do Not Honor and Seek Mentors Among the Wicked
So, please don't read the books of a religious homosexual, who was a hellbound Roman Catholic, and only knew a human form of love that tolerates sin and wickedness! In all that I have read about Henri Nouwen, I keep reading that it was only because of a policy of celibacy that kept him from committing homosexuality. But what if tomorrow the Catholic church lifts their ban against “active” homosexual priests (and I promise you THAT DAY WILL COME in that cesspool of iniquity), Henri Nouwen will be viewed as a martyr. Homosexuality is wrong because it is a gross sin, which the Holy Bible calls an “abomination,” that is, a sin coupled with disgust. Henri Nouwen's life is disgusting to me, and should be to you if you love the Lord Jesus Christ. There is nothing honorable about a closet homosexual, let alone a gay priest in a church.
Remember, we're not talking about normal male-bonding, where men desire the companionship of other men in comradely; we're talking about preserve sexual attraction for the same-sex, which is sickening! Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” There is a proper order to God's creation. It is confusion for children to rule their parents. It is confusion for a wife to rule over her husband. It is confusion to save the animals while killing humans. And it is confusion for a man to desire another man in bed. If you want some pervert for a priest, or want to read his twisted books, knock yourself out, but you're foolish to do so! True biblical love always upholds righteousness.
These are Perilous Times, Be Careful Who You Allow to Influence You
There's a horrible article posted on a website blog called “Queer Saints and Martyrs,” titled “Henri Nouwen, on Andrew Sullivan and the 'Blessing' of Homosexuality.” In the article, the following quote is given by Mr. Nouwen...
“When the imitation of Christ does not mean to live a life like Christ, but to live your life as authentically as Christ lived his, then there are many ways and forms in which a man can be a Christian.” —from “The Wounded Healer”
In other words, if you have a wrong view of the Word of God, then you can make up your own rules!!! Truthfully, there are NOT many ways and forms in which a man can be a Christian. John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The ONLY way to obtain forgiveness of sins and eternal life, is through faith in the person and redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Faith in the name of Jesus means nothing if it does not include full confidence in what Christ did on the cross to pay for our sins, His burial and bodily resurrection three days later. This faith must also include a denial of any self-righteous works to merit salvation. Anyone who adds personal character, i.e., good behavior, to partial faith in Christ is not saved. God only saves those who are TRUSTING to be saved, not those who are TRYING to be saved.
As far as how a born-again believer lives life, we are commanded to have the MIND OF CHRIST. Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” No person who sanctions the sin of homosexuality has the mind of Christ. Jesus hated sin and exposed it. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.”
I did not write this article to condemn Henri Nouwen, sincerely. The law of God condemns ALL men (Romans 3:19-20). The question is, have you been delivered from under the curse of the law by the grace of God, which is only through faith in Christ Jesus? Catholics have been deceived by Satan (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this world. Religion wants to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes! The Catholic religion is totally manmade (Mark 7:7-13). The Catholic religion is all superficial, an outward facade of righteousness, but inwardly they are rotten to the core. Matthew 23:27, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.”
Henri Nouwen had a problem, plain and simple, which he was very transparent about. I do not condemn him for that, God forbid. We all have some sort of problem, a weakness, an area of struggle, as did the apostle Paul (Romans 7:14-25). However, Paul didn't attempt to justify his sins, he confessed and struggled to overcome them through the power of Christ. Churches need to address homosexuality as a sin, and offer deliverance through the transforming power of the Gospel. Instead, the churches are being asked to affirm and welcome homosexuals as they are, and not to make them feel worse by calling their perverted behavior “sinful.” I hope you see the big difference. Yes, the churches should minister to homosexuals, but with the Gospel of Jesus Christ that brings the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and not by affirming their perversion and accepting their deathstyle.
“I Praise You Not” (a Baptist sermon by Pastor Steven L. Anderson about too much affirmation)
“Now you say,
'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
Souls Are Dying!
Precious Christian Testimonies
How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
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