Apostasy Arises

Glennon Doyle MeltonIn light of an article I read about a “famous” christian Mommy Blogger having divorced their husband and now being married to another woman I decided to write this short article.

Glennon Doyle Melton said: “if Jesus had “needed me to believe that homosexuality was a sin, He would have mentioned it,” in a recent Charisma article online.

That would be an astute statement if it were true. Jesus did not say anything specifically about homosexuality because He didn’t have to. God’s feelings on the subject were already known in the Torah and it is quite specific!

Let us start with what Paul said first: Romans 7:7 ” What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid! Nay, I would not have known sin, but through the law; for I would not have known lust, except that the law had said, “Thou shalt not covet.”

So we know through Pauls writing that the law (Torah or God’s instructions to man) determines what is and is not sin!

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Now we need to look at that law Leviticus 18:22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. “

Actually the whole Chapter on sexual relationships is quite telling as to what God desires from us in those relations.

Then Paul reaffirms this in Romans 1:24-27 “24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

We are at a crossroads in Christian history. We will either stand up for the truth of what God HAS told us in His Word or we will become apostate as this lady has. The world is changing quickly and while it is not my place to judge those outside the Church ( 1 Corinthians 5:12) in the same passage we are told that yes we have every right to judge those who call themselves Believers but are living a life that is contrary to His teachings and trying to warp His Word to live any lifestyle they choose to.

It is my prayer that she will see the error of her ways. The problem is she has a huge following and will be leading many astray.

Stay in the Word and be vigilant!!!

Effectual Fervent Prayer

PrayerThis is an old post I wrote in 2014 but it means more today even than it did then.

James 5:13-16

13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

(should this be a daily thing, everytime we meet and there is a need)

And then James goes on to tell us about Elias and how he prayed and he prayed and didnt give up….

Then I noticed a curious verse:

19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; (did you notice that? If any of you BRETHREN err from the truth – he needs to be reconverted back to the right path)

20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

I was taught once saved always saved growing up but this seems to be saying the opposite.

I guess I need to pray more, consider verses when they pop into my head and  take note of the verses surrounding it.

This brought up some questions I need to explore:

1) What is fervent pryer?
2) How do we know if we are righteous enough?