Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 19 (Sodom Rising, Part 19: “Same-Gender Marriage & The New-Agey ‘Christian’ Guru!”)

By admin On August 12th, 2017

 

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 19

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Sodom Rising, Part 19: “Same-Gender Marriage & The New-Agey ‘Christian’ Guru!”

To read part 1 of this article, click here… “August 22nd (Sodom Rising!)”

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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…

shall inherit the kingdom of God. 

And such were some of you:

but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,

but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus,

and by the Spirit of our God…

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,

which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 

For ye are bought with a price:

therefore glorify God in your body,

and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

1st Corinthians 6:10, 11, 19, 20 

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We’ve come a long way since the days of the Apostle Paul, http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVarticles/PaulsTentmaking.htmlwho would never have dreamed of selling the Gospel for filthy lucre, to selfishly support his own lavish lifestyle on the proceeds.

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In his trade as a tent-maker, Paul, no doubt just barely survived on his menial income.

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But in this current state of Church apostasy, it is not uncommon to see mega-pastors and televangelists lavishing themselves with the offerings from their followers.

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Paul Tentmaking – La Vista Church of Christ – Creative Commons License

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THE NEW-AGEY GURU

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Now one such individual, who has drawn quite a large following, is actually promoting the idea of same-gender marriage WITHIN the church-community!

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Now as one might imagine, this new-agey spiritual “Christian” guru has become a lightning rod for criticism from the more conservative segments of the church-world. And rightly so!

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After all, to compel the churches and denominations to embrace the sins of Sodom is casting a stumbling block and snare before both young and old alike within the churches!

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And Jesus warned… “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in Me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.” Mark 9:42 

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Yes, it’s a fearful thing to compel the churches to embrace any type of sin.

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But there’s plenty of that going on today!

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“WHO CAN DENY THESE INDIVIDUALS THE RIGHT TO LOVE WHOEVER THEY CHOOSE?”

 

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But as to the question of same-gender marriage, this so-called “Bible teacher” (who btw, makes wheel-barrel loads full of money telling naive church-goers exactly what their itching ears desire to hear) uses the argument that homosexuals should not be denied the right to love and live with the person of their choice, even though the Bible adamantly forbids such unnatural relationships.

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And this is the subject of today’s devotional.

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“MORTIFY…INORDINATE AFFECTION”

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So what about this question?

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Is the Church being too hard on these individuals?

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After all, the Bible does tell us… “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.” Ephesians 3:5-7  

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This above list of fleshly sins covers the issue of homosexuality quite thoroughly: God commands us to repent of, overcome, and put away all such “inordinate affection!”

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE!”

2nd Timothy 4:3 

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But in spite of this above verse, and the many similar clear-cut admonitions found in God’s infallible Word, a large number of churches and denominations are beginning to accept homosexuality and same-gender marriage!

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And a growing number of Christians are beginning to question the Bible’s hard-line stance against this sin.

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And well, after all, we certainly don’t want to be accused of being modern-day pharisees or fundamentalist bigots (which is exactly what is now being thrown our way by the world and by the worldlier portions of the church-world!)

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“THERE SHALL BE FALSE TEACHERS…WHO SHALL BRING IN DAMNABLE HERESIES!”

2nd Peter 2:1http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

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But let’s examine what this “Bible teacher” is saying against what the Bible actually says about all this.

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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“HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS!”

Revelation 21:7

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Well, right out of the gate, this new-age Bible teacher has taken a defeatist stance on this issue.

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Not only does he show his ignorance of God’s purpose for the Church, but he obviously doesn’t believe a Christian can overcome such sins.

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But the Bible has plenty to tell us about overcoming the world… “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1st John 5:4

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So here we see that God has elected His people with the intent that they should overcome the world.

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“WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”

Matthew 19:26

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Now is such a thing possible?

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Can a Christian truly overcome the world?

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Listen again to Paul…“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” Ephesians 3:19, 20

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Here is revealed that a Christian can draw from God’s infinite power to help that Christian to overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil! We can do far more than we even suppose, according to this above verse!

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Jesus Teaching Luke 4:31-32

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Well, the very Good News is that God has left the door of Salvation open just a little longer! And all who desire to live godly in Christ can cling to God’s “great and precious promises” https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jesus_Christ_in_prayer.jpgconcerning these things…“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:7

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Yes, this above verse fully assures us that our purification will be complete, and we will be victorious at last!

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After all, as Paul already stated…“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” Ephesians 3:20

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Prayer – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS MOST AMAZING PERSONAL TESTIMONY BY A MAN, DAVID ARTHUR, WHO WAS DRAMATICALLY DELIVERED FROM HOMOSEXUALITY AS A MALE PROSTITUTE WITH FULL-BLOWN AIDS, TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST…

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TO READ PART 20, CLICK HERE…November 15 (Sodom Rising, Part 20: “The Evangelizing of Sodom!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent concerning the power and influence of the modern-day Bible teachers. Spare me and my loved ones from all the lies and deceit now prevailing in the current-day church-world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 15 (The World’s Most Powerful Weapon), or you can also read…  October 14 (Sodom Rising, Part 18: “The Defeated Church & The Victorious Church!”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ORION GETS THE VICTORY

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Now if you will stay up all night, you will see that the tables turn very dramatically for our three warriors.

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This is because, as night progresses, and this constellation group moves to the west, God has designed this threesome to now be in the opposite circumstance. Now it is Orion and his Horse who are atop the Dragon. Now Orion is about to cut off the Dragon’s head with his two-edged sword, while the Horse is stomping on his tail. And of course, there needs to be no explanation, because this picture tells the whole story. Jesus wins in the end! God’s people are victorious at last! No wonder the Bible calls this story…“The Good News”!

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ABOVE STAR CHART: Wikipedia star-charts – winter constellation in West with Orion –

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomenon”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – October 20 (“The Valley of Dry Bones”)

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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