Wednesday, January 19, 2011

THE DEMONIC HAS TAKEN OVER MUCH, IF NOT MOST, OF THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH

New Alabama governor Robert Bentley, who touted his conservative Christian beliefs during his campaign, says only Christians are his “brothers and sisters,” The Birmingham News reports. [For the full article, see here.]

Please also watch the following video:


Many people might be surprised to learn that I am a conservative Christian; that I'm theologically conservative and that I'm also evangelical, in that I seek to spread the only Gospel to be found in Christianity: the Gospel of grace, or God's unmerited favor visited upon those whom God has chosen from the foundation of the world.

I also believe in the devil!

I'm absolutely convinced that the demonic has taken over much, if not most, of the institutional Church, as evidenced by hatred touted as "love," and by the false gospels of legalism, perfectionism, exclusion, and genital placement being substituted for the Gospel of grace!

When we fight for full and equal LGBT rights, we are not only seeking to gain those rights, but also portray an accurate view of Christianity!

The two are inextricably linked, as God made LGBT people in God's very image! Once people, LGBT and Straight, see that all of us have been made in God's image, that there are no "queers" or freaks in God's creation, the appeal to God by rank haters will increasingly fall on deaf ears!

You are not a "queer"; you are not a "tranny"; you are not in any way abnormal! You are God's child, made in the exact way and image God wanted to create you, and to in any way despise what God has created is a tragedy and, indeed, sinful, as you are then taking God's gift and throwing it back in God's face!

Moreover, all too many people, LGBT and Straight are, to one degree or another, taking seriously the venom spewed from hatefully ignorant professing Christians, especially pastors, and are continuing to listen to them and even attend homophobic "churches."

Flee homophobic pastors and churches as fast as your legs can carry you!

By attending those churches you are being exposed to the demonic, and thereby terribly hurting your spiritual and emotional lives!

Better to not attend any church, which is what I'm doing, than to attend homophobic churches, or any church that preaches the false gospel of exclusion!
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4 comments:

DON CHARLES aka "STUFFED ANIMAL" said...

These anti-Gay clergy claim to take their direction from the Bible, which they worship. Yet how is it possible to misinterpret Bible scripture so completely? Seems to me even a cursory reading of the Gospels would condemn these kinds of hateful expressions.

Lynne @ No Junk. Just Jesus. said...

Absolutely awesome post -- you are so right on! LGBT people have been convinced that our "liberation" is in being able to be "free" to be the "abnormal" people the dominant culture wants to convince us we are. And that includes defining ourselves only by what we do sexually (instead of our whole being, as straight people do), and by deciding words like "queer" (which have same root as words like "n*gg*r", *c*nt", and so on) ARE who we are.

This is NOT what God intends for us. Jesus did NOT die on the Cross so we could believe the devil's definition of who we are over Jesus'.

Jerry Maneker said...

"Seems to me even a cursory reading of the Gospels would condemn these kinds of hateful expressions." Not if one is blinded and/or motivated by Satan, Don Charles! Best wishes, Jerry.

Jerry Maneker said...

Thanks so much, Lynne. "Jesus did NOT die on the Cross so we could believe the devil's definition of who we are over Jesus'." AMEN, Lynne! Best wishes, Jerry.