The modern day church has lost the importance of preaching the truth of God’s Word. Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (2) Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (3) Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (4) For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: (5) For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. (6) If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.”
This is just what we are experiencing, giving heed to seducing spirits. I’ve seen several nationally known preachers completely destroy their ministry because they have taken on a completely unbiblical doctrine. God’s Word is not that hard to understand. There is some study required but the Holy Spirit will reveal the truth to you when you seek it. Paul continued on this subject is 1 Timothy 6:3 “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; (4) He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, (5) Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” I left the denominational church that I grew up in and my wife left the one she grew up in for this reason. There was no teaching of the truth. Both denominations had centuries of their own doctrines that they followed instead of God’s doctrines. The early church held fast to God’s doctrines and was a powerful church. It was able to heal the sick, raise the dead, and produce prosperity because they taught the truth. There was persecution but there will always be persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12 “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
The culture that we are seeing today is so far from the Word of God it isn’t even funny. I have to bring up this homosexual transgender thing because it is a deadly influence of our upcoming generations. We have to be honest about this. There are only two genders, male and female. We have to understand that God never changes.
In Genesis we are told what God has ordained. Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (28) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” A man/woman physical relationship is the only relationship that He has ordained. A same-sex relationship is brought up several times in scripture and none of them are embraced by God.
The first one is Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” It is confirmed in the New Testament in Romans 1:24 “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (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.” 2 Timothy 3 references men and women ‘without natural affection’. This isn’t brain science, it’s common sense. We now have the president of the United States telling us that we have to allow a person that is perverted and incapable of determining his/her gender into the restroom of the opposite sex because that person ‘feels’’ like that gender today.
When a person is born they either have XY chromosomes, male, or XX chromosomes, female. If you’re male you ‘plumbing’ is on the outside and if you’re female your ‘plumbing’ is on the inside. To be forced to accept anything else is tyranny on steroids. I will not allow a male to enter into a restroom where my wife, daughter or granddaughter is and no government should have the authority to force me to. God did not make a homosexual a homosexual! Scripture says “in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” There is no mention of the other 31 ‘genders’ that New York requires people to acknowledge.
This is happening because of the failure of the church to raise up people to be put into places of authority. The church, for the most part, refuses to be involved in the political process and we are paying the price for that today. We have a muslim in the White House with most of his aids and confidants muslim as well. They are spread throughout our national security forces and in our military. Obama is allowing ‘refugees’ from muslim nations into America without properly vetting them causing a great security risk for the American people. All this because of the failure of the church to preach the truth. Afraid to offend. More afraid of the IRS than of God.
There is a remnant that has not bowed their knee to Baal and will never bow their knee. Paul warned Timothy about the need to stay the course: 2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (5) But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” Preachers won’t preach the truth because they may lose ‘tithers’. If they do leave they are very immature people.
Titus tells us what we must do: Titus 1:9 “Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.” The world mocks the Christian lifestyle. It’s called boring, wimpy, and poor but that is only because the church no longer walks in the power it was given. It can, but most won’t teach it. If we would walk in everything that God has given us we would be more powerful than anything the world could offer. Find that remnant church that walks in the power and don’t stray from it. It is the power to salvation.
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