For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Romans 1:26-28 — English Standard Version
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 — English Standard Version
understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
1 Timothy 1:9-10 — English Standard Version
We, encompassing all true disciples of Jesus Christ, we, encompassing all who have been transformed into new creatures, born anew, renewed of mind and spirit cannot allow ourselves to be continually mired in endless debate brought on by those who love nothing more than contentiousness, rebellion, mayhem and keeping the argument, the dialog constantly going with them doing most of the speaking.
This is done by all the ministers and minions of the father of lies, the prince of the air, he who has reign on this earth for a season before being bound and cast into the lake of fire for eternity.
Keep the debates ongoing. Pass the baton and in subtleness, in cunning omit a word or a few words here, add some there, totally ignore the context, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in order to press on with the corruption, perversions, erosion and mayhem.
As evil gains and the darkness grows thicker, darker the verbiage, the contention, the lies, the distortions, perversions and corruptions of God’s inerrant word increase.
Satan knows the Holy Bible better than any genuine devout Christian. He knows the Bible so well it affords him the ability to bend, twist, manipulate words — omit or add to suit his evil purposes. And he teaches those who are possessed by him how to do this. Endlessly.
All the minions and ministers of he who appears as an angel of light passing the baton to keep the darkness spreading, the lies increasing and the confusion and debates ever raging.
This can make one weary to the bone. Or it can make one go silent and inward. Hiding out.
We must all turn to and rely upon the Holy Spirit for words to speak or write. We must turn to and rely upon the Holy Spirit for instruction, strength, increased faith, increased spiritual discernment, wisdom and knowledge of the complete, whole truth of God’s word.
Prepared and ever ready for the nonstop spiritual war we are all in. A spiritual war that never has a cease fire. No timeouts. No end in sight until the Day of the Lord and all of world history is changed such as it never has been and never will be again.
Do not grow weary, or despondent, or lax. Do not fall prey to permitting evil to dissuade you and for anyone of us to relent, bow to evil and let it overcome us. Not a one. Ever. For the Great Falling Away is at hand and none should perish by joining their ranks.
The article below, by Michael L. Brown and the person he writes of in the article, a homosexual named Jonathan is a perfect example of all of this. The minion of Satan, named Jonathan does nothing but pervert and corrupt the Holy Scriptures. He does nothing but take everything out of context and ascribe the worldly definitions to put forth the vile and evil militant homosexual agenda. Jonathan is a propagandist extraordinaire! Eighty years ago Jonathan could have been one of the top level misinformation ministers working under Joseph Goebbels. The constant spiritual war and we needing to be apologists — all of us not just some — defenders of the faith is not an option. Should not be left up to some. But should be engaged and fought face on by all who proclaim to be true disciples of Jesus Christ, transformed and renewed children of God our Father.
There are many, and an ever-growing number who proclaim the Word of God does not say anything regarding homosexuality. That homosexuality is not mentioned in the Bible. This happens on one account since many English versions hide the term under pretense of translation. This is why everyone should only turn to, read and study Scripture translations that have not been corrupted by modern-day teachings and agendas to appease and permit every sin under the sun. The two Greek words used by the apostle Paul in his letters to the Christian churches, found in the Scripture examples above which opened my comments, are malakoi and arsenokoitai. The word malakoi is sometimes translated effeminates and the word arsenokoitai is translated as homosexuals.
The Greek word arsenokoitai undoubtedly refers to male homosexuality. The very etymology of the word arsenokoitai reveals this. It is a compound of two words: arsen meaning “male” and koitai meaning “bed,” and specifically “marriage bed.” Thus, arsenokoitai literally means “men in bed together.”
Let us all be FRUITFUL soldiers for Christ and God ever-clad in our well maintained full armour of God. To do this we need to be equipped in knowledge, in readiness, in strength, in FAITH that the Holy Spirit will uphold us, instruct us, be with us always as long as we remain stedfast and pure and obedient to all of God’s word.
Let us not become ensnared in endless debates. Endless debates that are nothing but vanity because those enslaved and serving evil desire nothing more than to sidetrack and create division and mayhem within the body of Christ. Do not endeavor to go on and on and on in debate with anyone in any of these matters.
Stick to God’s word. State the truth. As the light of the world, as the salt of the earth, Never wavering. In love, in TRUE love because we should all care deeply for every lost, confused and struggling soul walking in darkness — but knowing also to not cast our pearls before swine and do not enter into contentious dialog wherein those serving the devil want nothing more than to keep the vain debates going on endlessly and keeping God’s people from anything other than their endless going nowhere debates.
Vanity. It’s all vanity and waste. Do not fall prey to this dear ones.
I write this from experience. Experiences. Comes a time we must say, literally, out loud, directly — “Get thee behind me Satan!” and tell the evil to flee from you, to be removed. Confront it as being only contentious and desiring to keep static the true believer it encounters in these vain and endless debates.
Stand strong. Stand boldly. Ask for strength, ask for increased faith, strength and spiritual discernment of God. Ask God to measure out to you these things as you need them in this present age.
Ask and if you have faith and obey you will receive.
Believe it. BELIEVE!
And fight the good fight. To the very end. Perhaps a misstep at times — but never falling, never falling away.
ACP — A Crooked Path
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
A Homosexual Writer Who Forgot Almost Everything Jesus Said
May 27, 2019
By Michael L. Brown
Reprinted from: ASKDrBrown
The statement was so remarkable I had to read it several times before I was sure my eyes were not deceiving me. It turns out the author meant exactly what he wrote, namely that, “Only once in the recorded life of Jesus does he lay upon the human a requirement.”
Yes, this is the stated opinion of Jonathan, writing on Medium.com. He quotes the words of Jesus, in John 13:34, “I give you a new commandment, to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” And he notes that Jesus reaffirmed this in John 15:12: “My commandment is this — to love one another just as I have loved you.”
Writes Jonathan, “The ‘commandment’ is singular. That means there’s one.”
He finds affirmation for this position in the writings of Paul (Galatians 5:6) and John (1 John 3:11, 3:23, 4:7, 4:11, 4:12; cf. 2 John 6), adding his own (quite bizarre) interpretations to a number of biblical texts along the way.
His thesis, described in the title and subtitle of his article (which is quite long, running more than 4,000 words), is simply this: “Jesus❤️Homosexuals. Let’s go through the Bible’s references and realize: Christianity was simply wrong.”
But rather than rehashing what the Bible says about homosexual practice, let’s focus on the impossibly wrong claims made by Jonathan, going from the small to the large.
He mocks the idea that “Jesus, anywhere, tells anyone to hate.”
In reality, the whole Bible encourages us to hate evil.
See, for example, Psalm 97:10, “O you who love the LORD, hate evil!” Or note Amos 5:15, “Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.” In the words of Paul in Romans 12:9, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” (These are a few examples among many.)
As for Jesus never teaching us to hate, He did say these controversial words: “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:25).
We can certainly debate exactly what He meant by “hate.” But we cannot debate that He said these words (i.e., if we believe His words were faithfully transmitted by His disciples).
So much for Jonathan’s accuracy. But we’re just getting started.
He writes, “New Testament theology doesn’t prompt humans to follow patterns of gendered behavior. ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world,’ Paul says in Romans 12:2 — gender would also be part of that.”
Actually, the New Testament constantly calls humans (especially Christians) “to follow patterns of gendered behavior.” See, for example, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and Ephesians 5:22-333, among many passages.
As for Paul’s words in Romans 12:2, he’s not saying that if society does something, Christians should always do the opposite. (In that case, according to Jonathan’s “logic,” since American society has renounced slavery and segregation, Christians should do the opposite and embrace slavery and segregation.)
Rather, Paul is saying that we must renew our minds according to God’s Word rather than according to the sinful patterns of the world. Jonathan has actually turned biblical truth upside down.
But to focus on these interpretive errors, as serious and frequent as they are, is to major on the minors.
Rather, it is Jonathan’s opening thesis that is so shockingly unbiblical. How can he possibly claim that “Only once in the recorded life of Jesus does he lay upon the human a requirement,” and that sole commandment is to love one another as He loved us?
At the commencement of His ministry, Jesus preached a simple message: “Repent!” (See Matthew 4:17). That, in short, was a call – yes, a command – to turn from sin and to turn to God. Looks like Jonathan forgot about this – along with scores of other New Testament passages.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus issued repeated commands and exhortations, like this: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell” (Matthew 5:27-30).
Yet this is just one of many of Jesus’ commandments issued within the Sermon of the Mount alone, which explains why He said there that “whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:19; and note the plural use of “commandments”).
Do they all flow from the call to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbor as Jesus loved us? Absolutely.
That is the heart and essence of the matter. Yet that is what Jonathan so sadly misses, since true love for God and for our neighbor demands radical changes in our behavior and lifestyle.
In fact, Jesus’ radical love demands the transformation of our very being, from the inside out.
And it was based on that transforming love that He told those He healed and forgave to “sin no more” lest something worse happened to them (see John 5:18; 8:11).
Those sound like commands to me.