(That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the Lord;
who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things;
Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. Get out of the way, turn aside from the path,
cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.” – Isaiah 30:9-11)
Apparently, numerous professing Christians have not understood that commitment to Christianity is not necessarily the same as being committed to God. The question is not if one is a Christian—which now includes everyone from Sodom to Hollywood—but is he or she dead to sin, and has he or she destroyed and discarded its throne? Is he or she walking in newness of life, having crucified the flesh, and having become a servant of righteousness?
Sadly. few people can answer “yes” to those questions. Of the ones that answer “yes,” there are many that agree with the terms, (e.g., “crucified the flesh”) but those terms no longer identify what God’s word describes.
For example, “crucifying the flesh” may mean that they actually accept a reinterpretation of God’s word that agrees with succumbing to their fleshly desire. They reject the “no’s” of the Scriptures as negative misinterpretations by old, pharisaical, and legalistic Christianity—which they also reject. Consequently, there is no generational continuity of Christianity. “Restored true Christianity” begins with their generation and is considered their tailor-made view of God that continues to morph. This, the “thou shalt not’s” have become the “yes I will’s.”
In other words, because they changed the music, changed fashions, changed trends, et cetera, they believe that they can also change God’s word. They do so with a backdoor method. That is, they changed God’s Divine order of marriage, and then insist that He agrees. They changed His Divine order concerning gender and sexuality, and again insist it is acceptable to Him. None of their changes begin with God but originates in their flesh. However, they believe that if a vaunted leader says that God accepts it, then it must be so. But Divine Order refutes the concept that God will change to please us but insists that we change to please Him.
The fact is that God’s clear truth has been made ambiguous, not because the words of His book suddenly started shifting about, disappearing, or reforming into sin-friendly sentences. Instead, professional theologians, apologists, enthroned pastors, vaunted denominational leaders, venerated televangelists, and crafty best-selling authors, have twisted, mutilated, removed, and otherwise distorted God’s word. The clear truth is that they do not elucidate His word, as they authoritatively claim, but they attack it as a diabolical virus that needs to be corrected to agree with the changing culture.
They all employ the same premise as the serpent that tempted Eve in the Garden. First, they ask the question—“Yea, hath God said?” Then they posit the lie—“You will not surely die.”
For example, they ask, “Where in God’s word does it say that homosexuality is a sin?” Well, here it is.
“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” – Leviticus 20:13
“Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” – Romans 1:27
Twisting, mutilating, removing, distorting, and ignoring God’s word, they move on to the declaration, “God is not against homosexuality.”
God did not instruct us to question, mute, or alter His word when it condemns our wickedness. But even that truth has been distorted. His word is the unmovable compass—the uncompromising standard. It is called “the sword of the Spirit” that we are to instructed to “take,” meaning to possess. However, if it belongs to the Holy Spirit, how can we believe that it is in our power and authority to alter it.
However, I am aware of professing Christians that have changed “a little wine for thy often infirmities” (1 Timothy 5:23) into “a pint or more of whiskey” each night. “Love the neighbor” appears to be the premise to lust for opposite or same-sex fornication or adultery. Once, a young man ridiculously quoted to me Zachariah 14:21 as a biblical basis for smoking pot.
Someone might insist that those examples are rare. They are not rare and it is becoming increasingly and rapidly popular to force God’s word to accept whatever foams out of the world system, including LGBTQP, transgenderism, and same-sex marriage. It is not rare for Christian leadership to accept the New Apostolic Reformation, Contemplative Prayer and other elements of the New Age, and even heresies that absolve them from guilt no matter how despicable, flagrant, and dangerous their wickedness may be. It is not rare to have reprobates and other apostates in every level of leadership—even voted into top positions (J. D. Greear?).
If the Holy Spirit gives us the privilege of using His sword, the word of God, it is no doubt a weapon against lies. Thus, when Satan, his imps, or his “ministers of righteousness” come to distort the truth, we hold forth the word of God that destroys their deceptions. That is so obvious that we must conclude that the compromise of God’s word to make wickedness acceptable is not the work of an ignoramus. Instead, it is the activity of a clever demonic fallen angel, leader of innumerable demonic fallen angels, and Christanized charlatans in positions of great influence. And the people love to have it so.
“A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” – Jeremiah 5:30-31
Many individuals will be cast into eternal hell for rendering ineffective God’s word against sexual perversion. They may have accepted His word against hate and highlighted His word declaring that we should take care of widows and orphans. But they commit the strongest form of hatred, starvation, and destitution when they deceive individuals to believe that wickedness is acceptable to God. That expression of hatred makes them blind and naked, spiritually bankrupt, without white raiment, and positions them toward eternal hell.
The fact is that Christianity is now so compromised, professing Christians are so anemic, unknowledgeable, compromised with heresy and influence of other religions and the world system, that any charismatic reprobate off the street, and with the gift of gab, can stroll in and become a leader. So many have slithered in that I’m wondering if Satan’s leadership pool is about drained.
Warning: Attention all you misinterpreters and maligners of God’s word (Rob Bell, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, and the list is too long to post here), if you are hell-bent on morphing Christianity into a religious twin of the World System, your sin will go before you as the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah. Hell enlarges its mouth and rises to greet you!
Seared may be your conscience, arrogance may be your strength, lies may be your refuge, as you build the great whitewashed wall of untempered mortar. But when God rends it in His wrath and fury, your lies and lives will be dissolved. Only the irremovable stain and guilt of your sin will remain (Ezekiel 13:10-16).
Woe to the ones that insist they have entered a covenant with God, but have made a covenant with hell (Isaiah 28:14-20).
Judgment is coming and it will begin at the “house of God” (1Peter 4:17).
“The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us.” – Micah 3:11