“And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane.” —Ezekiel 44:23
Recently, American Christian representative and singer Lauren Daigle was asked whether or not homosexuality was a sin. She replied with “I can’t honestly answer on that. In a sense, I have too many people that I love that they are homosexual. I don’t know. I actually had a conversation with someone last night about it. I can’t say one way or the other. I’m not God. So when people ask questions like that…that’s what my go to is. I just say read the Bible and find out for yourself. And when you find out let me know, because I’m learning too.”
What a shameful reflection of the modern American Church which she claims to represent today. The Biblical illiteracy in this country is second to none (Hosea 4:6). No wonder why people are lost and confused today. The professed Christian’s claim that they have been given the answers from God that they cannot give is deceptive as well as fraudulent (Matthew 10:8).
Is this the best the Church in America has to represent them? Apparently so. Lauren Daigle has been given the platform to preach the Word, the Word which she just does not know.
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20
I can already hear and answer someone who is hot under the collar for me putting a question mark by that of professed Christian singer like Lauren Daigle saying, “Bradlee Dean, who are you to judge Lauren?”
In response, let me give you the Judge’s Word and where it applies. The Bible is clear when it tells us that we are all to:
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” -2 Corinthians 13:5
The Bible teaches to make distinctions.
There is wheat and there are the tares (Matthew 13:24-30).
They are sheep and there are goats (Matthew 25:31-46).
So, in other words, just because someone calls themselves a Christian, does not make it so.
Judas was called a disciple as well (Matthew 10:4). Was he a Christian?
Lauren Daigle was asked whether or not homosexuality was a sin. She replied, “I can’t honestly answer on that.”
Friends, I have spoken over 2,000 times publically across this country. When I ask professed Christians what sin is, they are bewildered. They have no idea. If there is a response, they reply with what they have been told by their reprobate overseers that it means to miss the mark. No, it does not! Scripture tells us that sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). And how are you to know what sin is if you do not know what the law declares, the law that is to drive men to Christ (Galatians 3:24) and do no more? (Exodus 20; Romans 3:20; 1 Timothy 1:9)
Did Jesus mandate that if we were to be His followers (John 1:13), then we are first to know the doctrine?
“If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” -John 7:17
Does not the Bible teach that we are to study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15)?
Yes, it does.
What of 1 John 2:5?
“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”
How about John 14:21? We are told,
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
Surely I cannot love my brothers if I do not have the love of God (Jeremiah 29:11-13) and yet, how many of these self-professed Christians declare their love for God when they do not even know His doctrine (John 15:10)?
“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” -1 John 5:2-3
No wonder why the lost in this world are confused about the Church in America. Christians are to bring about the answers to the world and yet we see with answers like that of Lauren’s we see that they are a part of the problem (Daniel 9:7). This is a lack of Christianity. This is, and these are, counterfeits in the Church of Jesus Christ today (Matthew 16:18).
Maybe Lauren and those that she represents should read their Bibles before making such a claim, so that they know the Scriptures and what they teach before claiming that she is something that she is clearly not. Furthermore, Christians are to be ambassadors and written epistles for all men to read. Christians are called to preach the Word (2 Corinthians 3:2; 2 Timothy 4:2) the Word, which many today do not know.
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” -2 Corinthians 5:20
Daigle responded, “In a sense, I have too many people that I love that they are homosexual. I don’t know. I actually had a conversation with someone last night about it. I can’t say one way or the other. I’m not God.”
If Lauren loves her homosexual friends, where is the love that warns of the impending judgment (Psalm 19:11; Hebrews 9:27)? Lauren should be telling her friends what the Word has declared, namely “Repent!” (Matthew 3:2).
Let me tell the homosexuals what Lauren, who is unknowledgeable (Hosea 4:6), fails to tell you: Yes, homosexuality is an abomination.
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” -Leviticus 18:22, 20:13
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
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.
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: 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.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” -Romans 1:22-28
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” -1 Corinthians 6:9
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” –Jude 1:7
Love tells the truth. It does not withhold the truth, for God is love (1 John 4:8). Love is without dissimulation, a hiding under a false appearance (Romans 12:9).
Lauren Daigle gave a gross display of her lack of love through her biblical ignorance and dereliction of duty when appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in NOT preaching the Word to a world of sinners and seizing the opportunity (Matthew 3:2; Amos 3:3; James 4:4).
Maybe this explains why we have had several self-professing Christian artists, “homosexuals and lesbians,” who have come out of the closet such as Jennifer Knapp, Dan Haseltine, Vicky Beeching, Marsha Stevens, Ray Boltz, etc. deceiving Christian audiences because self-professed Christians just don’t know the difference. What a display and exhibition of that which is not being preached from the pulpits in America today (Luke 7:35)!
Christians should, and are commanded to, know the difference.
This is the fruit of reprobates, not Christians (Titus 1:16).
“And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.” -Ezekiel 44:23-24
Lauren Daigle in her scriptural ignorance continues,
“So when people ask questions like that…that’s what my go to is. I just say read the Bible and find out for yourself. And when you find out let me know, because I’m learning too.”
It has been said that the biggest reason for large numbers of unbelievers is the hypocrisies of the self-proclaimed believers (Matthew 23). Lauren Daigle is a mere representation of the mass professors in America.
How many times did Jesus warn his followers of those who would come in His name and deceive many (Matthew 24:5-8; Mark 13:6; Luke 21:8)? Over and over again, we see that when one claims to be a Christian that people stand back and take them for their word rather than their action or rather their inactions (Matthew 7:16).
Instead of Christians keeping their eyes fixed on the author and finisher of their faith (Hebrews 12:2), Jesus Christ, as our example (So they can detect the counterfeits), they simply deceive themselves that somehow or another, everything is just going to be OK because the “gay friendly” churches and hirelings told them so (John 10:12).
So, when Lauren or anyone that claims to be a Christian say’s things like, “I can’t say one way or the other. I’m not God,” rest assured it is because they do not know God (1 John 2:3). Know that you are dealing with someone who has claimed to be something that they clearly are not.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. -Mark 16:15
“Christians are to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” -2 Peter 3:18
Yes, we are all growing in grace as long as we are feeding on the Word, which Christians are required and commanded to know.
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