Commentary By: Gordon King
One of the end-time scenarios will be the division of the church. The true church of Jesus Christ will be weeded out from among the tares. There will be the forming of a “One World Religion”, which I believe is even now being formed. Apostasy in the church will run rampant.
There will be those who call themselves Christians, yet do not bear the fruits of the Spirit. They will deviate from scriptural teachings, away from the teachings of Jesus Christ. This is one of Satan’s attempts to bring down the church.
A prime example of this is found in an article that I ran across today.
The pastor of this church in Tempe Arizona, apparently said that by killing all homosexuals, we can get rid of AIDs. If this in and of itself was not bad enough, in a rebuttal against what the pastor said, another pastor refutes his comments. However this pastor is a self-proclaimed homosexual!
This is what’s happening in the church today. Twisting of the truth, biblical teachings taken out of context, and blasphemy in the church. When the world looks at these things happening in so-called “Christian” churches, they take a negative view of Christianity. This is exactly what Satan wants to happen.
The infiltration of evil and wickedness in the church. The demonic spirits at work in the church. The persecution of Christians in the world and in America!
The church is being torn apart at the seams, ripped open to its core! The values and morals which represent true Christianity are being demonized and put on trial. What the bible actually states, when taken at its word, in context, is not being taken for the truth. It’s being overlooked, undervalued, and twisted into another meaning. This my friends is separating the true church of Jesus Christ from a “One World Religion”.
We must know what the bible tells us to be the truth. We must not deviate from biblical teachings. God’s Word is the final authority for all true Christians. Without “the Word”, we shall all perish.
The sad truth is that many, many Christians do not understand God’s Word. They do not know truth from fiction, twisted truth from pure truth. They cannot see the lies, the deception in the world, and this is very sad. This shall lead them into destruction, because they did not know the truth, nor did they know the “Word”. The bible tells us that the “Word” is God. The “Word” has always been and will always be, forever and ever!
Many churches are not teaching the truth. They are not teaching what God has told us, and what God wants us to know. Church leaders should teach from the bible, the entire bible. Whether they like it or not! There are many churches which only teach things that make us feel good, without any real substance or meaning. This is a disgrace and much more than a disservice to God.
For this pastor in Arizona to say that all homosexuals should be killed is not biblical. Jesus himself tells us to love, to have mercy, to forgive. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. There is not one among us who has not sinned. Forgiveness is the key, not murder. Love and kindness, patience and forgiveness! We should hate the sin, but love the sinner, for this is how God loves us. We have been given eternal life, not of our own doing, but by the grace of God. A gift bestowed upon us even though we are unworthy to receive it. He has given us mercy, the withholding of punishment, although we do deserve it!
Homosexuality is a sin. We should not love it, we should try to correct it by being loving and kind. By teaching the truth. By sharing Jesus Christ and true biblical teachings. We should have mercy upon them, and forgive them for what they do, just as Christ has forgiven us. We should love those who hate us, even though this goes against world thought and reasoning.
The church is being divided. The world has gone mad. The “One World Religion” is forming. Know where you stand, know whose side that you are on. Make your decision and stick to your convictions. For the time is soon coming for your faith to carry you through. Read the bible, study God’s word, so that you may know the truth from lies. Commune with the Lord, so that His Spirit will guide you and give you the discernment that you need!
God Bless my friends! Until next time….Maranatha!