Posts tagged ‘Apotasy in the Church’

Homosexual Marriage & Behavior is UN-BIBLICAL, Part One

Pastor Fred Phelps from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS did a VERY poor service to true Christians out there when he and his group held up signs such as “God hates fags” and the like. It unfairly painted a picture that “ALL Christians must be like that”, when that’s simply not true! The truth is, the Christian Church today is VERY divided on the “gay issue”, with MANY Christian churches today even going RIGHT ALONG with “gay rights” and the like. And ALL the Christian churches out there that DO NOT support “gay rights” are being written off as “hate groups” by all the LGBT activists!

But anyways, going back to the Fred Phelps thing. The MAIN tenant of his teachings, (“God hates fags”), flies DIRECTLY in the face of John 3:16 (book of John, chapter 3, verse 16) which states: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.

The very next line (verse 17) goes on to say: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved“. 2 Peter 3:9 further goes on to say: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.

So while it’s very much true that Jesus Christ Almighty DOES consider homosexual lust/acts to be “an abomination” (this holds true in both the Old AND New Testaments, as I’ll later expand on and point out later on in this post), it’s also true that Jesus Christ wants to save/redeem as many people as possible! For when Jesus Christ was crucified and died for our sins, he died for them ALL, be it lust, greed, sexuality immorality, pride, envy, murder, addiction or whatever have ya.

He sees ALL sin as equal. In other words, no one sin is greater than the other. However, it is STILL a “sin” and Christians out there sure don’t do openly homosexual people ANY favors by trying to claim that it’s “OK” if they’re openly/actively gay and that “actively gay people can still be 100% accepted into eternal paradise”, because that’s just not true.

If being actively “gay” is OK (as some “claim”), then, according to that false line of reasoning, it must ALSO be OK to be a lying, thieving, murdering, drunken, envying, idolizing, graven-image worshiping adulterer or to majorly dishonor one’s parents, habitually break the Sabbath, hate all others, have other “gods” in one’s lives like music,  money or celebrities, etc. Do you see where I’m going with this? If you throw out even just ONE commandment of the Lord, then it gives leeway to throw out ALL commandments of the Lord and God’s not like that; he is a holy, pure, just, righteous God and his judgements and commandments are CLEAR! There is no need to ALTER them for one’s own tastes!

Many people say “well, I think it should say this, instead of that“. Well, who died and made THAT person God? That person didn’t create the heavens and the Earth. That person is not themselves God. Therefore, they have no right to act as if they ARE God. For if the bible (along that faulty line of reasoning) is just a “pick and choose morality”, then what did Jesus Christ die on the cross for? Think about it, folks!

However, IF a person is living a gay lifestyle or has struggled with “gay thoughts” all their lives, Jesus Christ still loves them very, very much and wants them to REPENT of their sins and accept the free gifts of Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins and Everlasting Life. For Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the light. And he faithfully rewards ALL those who diligently seek him. It is not possible for a person to be a Christian AND an openly practicing homosexual for one can NOT have both God AND sin in their lives. Matthew 6:42 states: “ No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon“.

But the good news is, if an openly homosexual person cries out to the Lord Jesus Christ and asks the Lord Jesus Christ to change them from within and truly believes in their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits that the Lord Jesus Christ has the ability to change them, he CAN and WILL change them! Mark my words! 😉 John 14:13-14 states “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it”. The Lord Jesus Christ has spiritually cleansed and permanently healed many a former homosexual, drug addict, prostitute, etc. He CAN change you for the better! You just have to believe! Hebrews 11:6 says: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.

There seems to be SO many different people out there these days that are somehow trying to JUSTIFY homosexuality through bible passages and it makes my soul VERY sad & grieved! Because the truth is, homosexual behavior is a sin in God’s eyes (no different than murder, stealing, lying, adultery, etc.) and I’m not gonna sit here and lie to you (the reader of this blog) and claim that it’s OK to be “openly gay” when it’s clearly NOT “ok” to be openly gay, according to the Old AND New Testaments! And because I love ya’ll, I tell ya’ll the truth! I don’t sugar-coat ANYTHING on this blog, never have and never will! For what kind of Christian would I be if I didn’t tell ya’ll the 100% TRUTH about things and what the bible TRULY says on such matters? But when it comes to homosexual activity, the question becomes, what do you care about more? Pleasing God or pleasing yourself? That’s what the ultimate question boils down to.

In fact, there are passages in the both the Old AND New Testaments, which would suggest that homosexual behavior was just as much of a sin in the times of Jesus Christ/New Testament point in history as it was during the times of the Old Testament.

OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGES:

1). Leviticus 18: 22-24 :Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you

2). Leviticus 18: 25-27 :And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)”

3). Leviticus 18: 28-30 :That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God”

4). Leviticus 20: 13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them”.

5). Deuteronomy 22:5 : “The woman shalt not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment; for all who do so are abomination unto the Lord they God”

6). Isaiah 3:9 : “ The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves

7). Deuteronomy 23:17: There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel

8) 1 Kings 14:24 : “And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel

9). 1 Kings 22:46: “And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land

10). 2 Kings 23:7And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove

11). Jeremiah 23:24 : “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord

[[*NOTE: Genesis, chapter 19 in the Old Testament talks about the men of the city of Sodom who wanted to “have physical relations” with the two men that were inside Lot’s house (Lot being Abraham’s nephew, see?) while Lot tried to offer up his two young, virgin daughters to the outside men instead but the two men INSIDE THE HOUSE were actually angels of the Lord and they blinded the Sodomites OUTSIDE the house so that none of them could find the door TO Lot’s house. The next morning, Lot begged the two angels to be allowed to go into a little city called Zoar while the Lord God rained down fire from heaven upon Sodom & Gomorrah and totally destroyed the two cities to burnt/ruinous heaps. That’s where the terms “Sodomite” and “Sodomy” come from]].

 ———- NEW TESTAMENT PASSAGES: —————

1). Romans 1: 24-26 : “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:

2). Romans 1: 27-28: “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 recompense 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”

3). Romans 1: 32:Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them

4). 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10: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”

5). 1 Timothy 1:10 : “For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine

6). Jude 7: “ Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, 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

7). Matthew 11: 23-24 :”And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee”

8). Matthew 19: 4-6 :”And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder

9). 2 Peter 2:6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly

Matthew 5: 17-18 says: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” [And notice that everything won’t be COMPLETELY fulfilled until the VERY END of Revelation 22!]

Please, I beg of you from the bottom of my heart and the DEPTHS of my soul. If you are an openly practicing homosexual out there and/or are struggling with “gay thoughts” or “gay attractions”, then please, please, please take it to Jesus. Ask Jesus Christ in earnest prayer to cleanse you from your sinful/impure thoughts. The bible calls homosexual behavior “perversion”. And again, I don’t say that to sound hateful or judgeful, I say that to open up your eyes to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is the ONLY way to receive forgiveness of sins, he is the ONLY way to eternal paradise and he is the ONLY way to cleanse us from within. Ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins and he WILL cleanse you from within, I guarantee it!

Remember that Revelation 12:12 states: “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time“. In other words, Satan doesn’t have alot of time left before he’s ultimately defeated by Jesus Christ. So he’s gonna spiritually blind and deceive AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE and one of the ways he does that is through the sin of LUST.

And remember: Satan WANTS homosexuals lusting after one another and having lustful relations with one another, Satan WANTS homosexuals to hate Jesus Christ and the bible and everything it stands for, Satan WANTS homosexuals dying in the sin of open/active homosexuality so that they go to eternal condemnation when they die! However, JESUS CHRIST wants JUST THE opposite! Jesus Christ does NOT want homosexuals having lustful relations with one another, does NOT want homosexuals to hate him or the bible and everything the bible stands for and does NOT want open homosexuals to go to eternal condemnation when they die! He WANTS to give open homosexuals (as well as ALL sinners) a chance to REPENT of their sins and receive SALVATION/forgiveness of sins and Everlasting Life/Eternal Paradise.

Here is such a man who’s successfully recovered from the gay lifestyle and reclaimed his life in the name of Jesus Christ!

http://www.screencast.com/t/6wFu5MAxc

 

The Path To Darkness: WIDE IS THE GATE

There is SO much wrong going on in the world today that it’s just mind-boggling……BEYOND mind-boggling, actually……

But what REALLY gets me the most is modern-day Christianity…….NOT ONLY are there SEVERAL apostate churches popping up all over the U.S. and around the world, but even HUNDREDS of the ones who call themselves “non-apostate churches” are actually in and of themselves apostate (ironic, isn’t it?)

“Really? Which ones?”, you may ask. Well, let me explain, here.

LONG BEFORE the MODERN day apostasy (i.e. Ecumenicalism — modern-day Churches aligning themselves with the Roman Catholic Church in Rome — and/or the Emergent Movement — bringing “New Age” themes into the Christian church, such as meditation, labyrinths, etc.), there was ALREADY an apostasy going on within the “Christian church”, as it were. And it started around the time of Constantine. Many people (specifically, Catholics and many Christian people today) want to PRAISE Constantine, thinking he did so much to ADVANCE CHRISTIANITY within the Roman Empire and perhaps the world, even.

But they are sadly overlooking ONE thing: In wanting to “appease” the Pagans within the Roman Empire who worshiped the Sun on SUN-DAY, he CHANGED the Sabbath day from the BIBLICALLY-MANDATED SATURDAY (7th day of the week) to SUN-DAY (the first day of the week!)

“Yeah, so what! What’s the big deal?”, you may be asking or saying to yourself. Well, I’ll TELL YOU what the “big deal” is! You can NOT change the holy, divine law of God and still call yourself “Christian”, that’s what!

Anyways, the Catholic Church followed suit in further promoting SUN-DAY as the Sabbath, instead of the BIBLICALLY-MANDATED SATURDAY (7th day of the week). Also please remember that around the time of Constantine in the Roman Empire, anti-Jewish sentiments were high among Gentile Christians, who accused the Jews of crucifying Jesus. Therefore, those ancient Christians didn’t want anything to DO with Jews or what they considered to be “Jewish law”. That’s why they HAPPILY submitted to the SUN-DAY Sabbath, instead of the biblically-mandated Saturday (7th day) one!

However, when Constantine changed the Sabbath from Saturday TO Sunday, he sadly turned Christianity into a LIE [and only managed to further advance an APOSTATE FORM of Christianity, nothing  more]. That’s almost like the Jews of Moses’s time worshiping the golden calf while still believing in their hearts that they were somehow doing a “true service” to God! You can NOT put a “Christian stamp” on something that’s PAGAN in nature or origin (such as worship of the Sun day) and then expect God to approve of it, for God CAN NOT and WILL NOT approve of such blasphemies!

Okay, now fast forward to the modern times. The Catholic Church has observed a SUN-DAY Sabbath for YEARS and pretty much ALL OTHER CHRISTIAN CHURCHES (save for a very small few) have followed suit!

Have you ever wondered about WHY Jesus was the JEWISH MESSIAH, yet, most modern-day churches/Christians don’t give a DARN about the Old Testament or even do so much as care to read it? Or have you ever wondered WHY the modern-day church doesn’t celebrate the 7 annual feasts of the Lord and writes them off as “Jewish holidays, ONLY”? Or have you ever wondered why the church no longer celebrates the “7th Day-biblically-mandated Sabbath” but instead celebrates the Sabbath on the FIRST day of the week (Sun-day)?

Ironically enough, many modern-day churches/Christians completely and totally REJECT Jesus’s “Jewishness”.

And sadly, that’s the one aspect of Jesus Christ that simply can NOT be denied if one is to accept the FULL 100% TRUTH of God!

Modern-day Christians can NOT deny the “Jewishness” of Jesus since it’s written ALL OVER THE SCRIPTURES, OLD **AND** NEW TESTAMENTS, not to mention that over 360+ Messianic Prophecies about the coming Jewish Messiah in the Old Testament were FULFILLED by Jesus Christ in the New Testament!

https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/m/

Sadly, many modern-day Christians today have this unbridled spiritual/emotional animosity for the Jews. But ironically, that is exactly what Satan wants because remember that Satan’s goal is to take people AWAY from the Word of God and to divide and conquer among the Lord’s people (Gentile and Jew, alike!) And the people that decide to follow the Jewish roots of Christianity, believing it to be the Lord’s 100% truth, are not only few and far between but are facing an UPHILL BATTLE, as far as acceptance goes. But ya know what? Jesus had THIS to say in John 15:18-27 :

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me;

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning”

But anyways, the point I was wanting to make is that modern-day Christianity has STRAYED from its Jewish roots and if there’s to be any REAL biblical truth behind it, it needs to GO BACK to its Jewish roots, in form, in prayers, in reading and in practice!

“But HOW?”, you may ask. Answer: By reading and following the Old AND New Testaments!

“But wait a minute!”, you may think. “Weren’t the Old Testament laws done away by Jesus in the New Testament?”

Answer: No, NOT AT ALL! In fact, they were EXPANDED ON, and even ADDED ONTO in the New Testament!

Don’t believe me? Check out Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapter 5-7). Not only did he reference the 10 commandments from Moses in the Old Testament but he EXPANDED on them.

And concerning the Old Testament law(s), he had THIS to say:

Think NOT that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” [Matthew 5:17-18]

The new heaven and new Earth don’t happen until Revelation 21:1 [book of Revelation, chapter 21, verse 1] in the bible. And from my understanding, at the start of Revelation chapter 22, heaven and earth have already passed and a new heaven and new Earth has been created. The law was done away with at the beginning of chapter 21 of Revelation DURING the creation of the new heaven and new Earth and by the start of Revelation chapter 22, there is no longer any “law” because “law” is simply not needed anymore, for there is NO MORE CHAOS, DISORDER AND DESTRUCTION, at this very point in time, for there is only PEACE, LOVE, SERVITUDE TO GOD/JESUS CHRIST AND PERFECT HARMONY. In other words, Paradise Eternal.

And ya want to know WHY the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts aren’t JUST “Jewish holidays” for the Jews to observe, only? Jesus AND his apostles AND their followers celebrated all 7 of the Lord’s Annual Feasts, including 2 additional “minor” Jewish feasts and ESPECIALLY the Saturday (Jewish) Sabbath. And the book of Revelation in the New Testament references the people of the Lord partaking in THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES (one of the Lord’s required/ordained 7 annual feasts talked about in the OLD TESTAMENT!) So what does THAT tell you, folks? Yup. You guessed it. The Lord’s 7 annual feasts are STILL required for us to celebrate today! And not only that, but celebrating the feasts of the Lord that Jesus fulfilled can actually help bring one CLOSER to Jesus Christ, not farther away from him!

You may’ve gone to a Sunday-worshiping church your whole life and been led to believe by your pastor that the “Jewish days” were no longer required of us, as Christians and/or that it was “good” and “okay” to celebrate Christmas and Easter (Pagan originated holidays) by putting a “Christian stamp” on it or might’ve even been led to believe by “popular teachings” that Christians somehow replace Jews as God’s Chosen People. But my friends……you’ve been deceived. Not only by your church and your pastor but by the world. Remember that Satan is  VERY ANGRY and knows his time on Earth is short and he’s out to deceive as MANY PEOPLE AS HE CAN, while he still gots time. He gots the Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witness, Christian “cults” and all those who hate and deny Jesus, in his pocket. He also gots the Satanists/Wiccans/Pagans/New Agers, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists, Shintoists, Kabbalists, Scientologists, Agnostics, Sunday-sabbath-worshiping Christians, etc. in his pocket.

But what Satan DOESN’T have in his pocket are true, bible-believing Christians who adhere to/follow the bible, front to back, Old Testament to New Testament, in life, in prayer, in reading and in practice. And it’s THOSE souls who shall inherit Eternal Paradise with Jesus Christ someday and of whom Satan hates the absolute most!

Plus let us ALSO remember what Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it

I pray that all that read this will open up their eyes to the GREAT DECEPTION that happened in the Christian church under Constantine long ago and that they will not only have an interest in the Jewish roots of Christianity but that they will search their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits to discover the 100% truth of God, not just the “partial truth” spoken about in most modern-day Christian churches today! I also want to say a prayer for Israel and for all those who deny or mock Jesus Christ. May they open up their minds, hearts and spirits to the Lord’s full 100% spiritual truth before it’s too late. Amen. 

What’s Called “Christian” Isn’t Always Christian! BEWARE!

I am amazed just how many people today think that just because certain music is labeled as “Christian“, that it must AUTOMATICALLY be good. But that personally can’t be further from the truth!

Here are just a few, sad examples of what modern day “Christian music” entails:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIcrgRMogP8 [Christian metal]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIbkTH1b1gU [Christian electro]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l18KIdZ_pDc [Christian rock]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73rjIq8UoEk [Christian rap]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3o8tjegpI8 [Christian rock]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAP51A4g5m8 [Christian country/pop]

Compare all those modern day examples with music that might’ve been traditional around the time of Jesus Christ

Christian Berdahl’s music seminar drives home the point I want to make on this:

Not to mention that pastor JD Farag gives an EXCELLENT presentation on the subject:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9d45_rO2bs&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 1 [watch from 3:12 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=880cC2_rWBs&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56 Part 2 [watch from 2:10 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQtH4Yfzo4&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 3 [watch from 2:36 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uWLMfk3nDc&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 4 [watch from 2:30 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkdHUfnZ3Ss&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 5 [watch ALL of it]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghhibj2vD1I&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 6 [watch ALL of it]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKMTE6AXjII Part 7 [watch ALL of it, but specifically focus around 1:30]

Plus walk into just about ANY church worship today and you won’t find the true spirit of God anywhere NEAR! For Satan has now taken over today’s Christian music and today’s Christian churches. Just look at the number of today’s Christian churches who now OPENLY SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE and/or have OPENLY GAY CLERGY/PASTORS!

I even most recently had an experience where I walked into a local Lutheran church and had the shock of my LIFE! Not only did they entrust a 7-10 year old boy in a suit to take care of the “offering plate”, who seemed to scowl with disgust at anyone not putting money in it, but the pastor noted that the money wasn’t EVEN counted/accounted for (from what I understand of it), they barely mentioned the name of Jesus Christ AT ALL, sung hymns for a good 45 minutes, had people dressed to the nines, had a HUGE idolatrous statue of Jesus by the altar and (GASP!) had something written at the very bottom of their worship literature which stated “glory be to the Roman Catholic Church” or something of the like. I was HORRIFIED! And I’ve never stepped foot back inside that church ever, EVER again!

But then it finally occurred to me. It wasn’t just the Lutheran church or the Methodist church or the Baptist church etc., that had gone astray. But in fact, practically ALL the local churches here where I live have gone astray. Why? Because first of all, they were all worshipping on SUNDAY, which is the WRONG SABBATH! [The bible says the Sabbath is the SEVENTH day of the week, NOT the FIRST DAY of the week!] And secondly, all they seemed to care about were money, appearances, church budgets, who’s donating the most to charity, ways to RAISE more money for the church, and numbers. Not ONE person I saw ever gave their testimony of how they came to faith in Jesus Christ or even seemed to give a care in the world about me or why I was even there. In fact, Jesus Christ was barely even mentioned at all. Not to mention that I didn’t feel spiritually alive while attending any of their sermons. In fact, I felt quite dead on the inside.

Many Christians (and even non-Christians alike) seem to think that “being a true Christian” means going to church every Sunday and also that ANY music or object labeled as Christian is OK. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! God is not confined to a building or 4 walls. Many pastors and church people think that having a beautiful “building” will somehow glorify God and glorify their particular church. But they are only fooling themselves. For God searches the hearts and minds of ALL people. God cares more about what they are doing to serve HIM, rather than what they are doing to serve themselves or fellow man/popular culture!

So that begs of question, then…….what IS true Christian music and what IS a “true Christian?” and/or a true Christian church?

Answer A: TRUE Christian music comes from the soul. It is whatever music calms our minds and spirit and INSPIRES us to worship and serve God/Jesus Christ. Can someone truly say that Christian metal (which sounds no different from secular metal) or that Christian rap or electro music calms their spirit and truly INSPIRES them to worship/serve God/Jesus Christ?

Answer B: A TRUE Christian is one that reads the bible (front to back), takes it to 100% heart and actually believes and does what it says. For example, a person can’t just believe in the 10 commandments, the Oliviet Discourse/Sermon On The Mount and the Old & New Testament teachings about the Sabbath, etc. A person must actively KEEP THEM. For Jesus Christ said in the bible “if you love me, you will obey my commandments”. They will REPENT of their sins and realize their NEED for a Savior (Jesus Christ). They will also practice what they preach. For example, if they say people should give to the poor, then they will do likewise. They will also be wise as a serpent but gentle as a dove. They will strive to live their lives as close to the “ideal” as possible that Jesus Christ set for his followers in the bible. They will be slow to anger and quick to love. They will care more about what Jesus Christ thinks of them than what the world/popular culture/other people think of them. Etc.

Answer C: A TRUE Christian church is a small fellowship of believers who not only READ the bible front to back but that take it to 100% heart. So in other words, a TRUE Christian church would make the SEVENTH DAY (Saturday) the SABBATH, and NOT the First day of the week (Sunday). Plus they would also (in general) NOT partake in Pagan/Pagan Originated Holidays such as New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Birthdays and Christmas and WOULD partake of the Lord’s Seven Annual Holidays (which the Lord’s people will STILL be celebrating, even during the time of the Millennial Kingdom – specifically the Feast of Tabernacles).

And no, I’m honestly not sure HOW ancient biblical peoples kept track of their age and what not. They didn’t celebrate birthdays more than likely, since the bible would’ve likely mentioned it if they had. But they had to’ve done SOMETHING to keep diligent track of how old people were back then and I’m not sure what that “something” is. If anyone ever finds the answer, let me know.

But I ask you this: the next time you or your church celebrate a holiday, ask yourself if that holiday is really, truly of God/Jesus Christ or not and rather or not the bible truly commands you to celebrate such holidays. If not, then it would be wise to not celebrate them and focus on worshipping Jesus Christ, instead (the one you SHOULD be worshipping if you are a true Christian).

And when you listen to “Christian” music or videos on Youtube or read “Christian” magazine articles or blogs, or watch “Christian” movies on Netflix, etc., ask yourself if that music, video, book, article, blog is truly “biblical” or not. Because believe it or not, there are many things in Christian movies that actually go AGAINST the bible. One example of this is in the movie called “Jesus: The Greatest Story Ever Told”, starring Jeremy Sisto as Jesus. There are SEVERAL biblical inaccuracies, as follows:

1). John the Baptist tells Jesus to repent of his sins. This is an abomination! For Jesus Christ HAD no sin!

2). Mother Mary had to prompt Jesus to go out into the world and “find his way”. This is wrong! Jesus Christ knew who he was from the beginning and needed no “prompting” on anyone’s part, for example, when he stayed in the heavenly Father’s house (the temple) when he was only 12 years old!

3). When father Joseph dies, Jesus gets angry and yells at God, demanding Him to bring Joseph back to life. The real Jesus would NEVER do that. He said from the beginning that everything he did was not his will, but the will of the Father in Heaven. 

4). Instead of Jesus going out to greet/collect the first of his two disciples while they were fishing on the boat, the 2 disciples first come to HIM!

5). When confronted by a Gentile woman begging for help, Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) says : “this woman has taught me that my message is for the Gentiles, too” [Jesus Christ is the Lord and he NEEDS no teaching from ANY “human”!]

6). He has a romantic interest in Mary (sister of Martha) & considers marrying her [Jesus doesn’t lust!]

7). He has no siblings [a nod to the Catholic church, that claims that Mary was a perpetual virgin, even though the bible says that JESUS HAD BROTHERS AND SISTERS!]

8). He is baptized in knee-deep water with SPRINKLING, instead of FULL IMMERSION!

9). A crippled man he healed had to be helped to walk afterwards due to his atrophied muscles still being weak and painful.

10). Instead of Jesus being on the boat WITH the disciples DURING the time of the STORM, the movie shows Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) out in the middle of the ocean [during the time of the storm] walking TOWARDS the boat.

And I’m sure there’s probably more, but the for sake of space, I will just cover those 10, for now. But the point I want to try to make is that what is called “Christian” isn’t always, truly Christian. You can’t mix truth with lies! Therefore, I’m sad to say that the movie Jesus: The Greatest Story Ever Told is a lie! It depicts a human, non-divine Jesus. I mean, even just looking at the video cover makes me CRINGE! It shows the actor who portrayed Jesus with his robe a little down and his chest showing, AS IF to subconsciously advertize him as some sort of “sex symbol!”

Actually, my best advice to you all is NOT to watch “Jesus movies”. Because the one I just mentioned up above is only a slew of MANY biblically inaccurate movies out there! And the producers/directors want to cry out “right of creative film-making” but the truth is, you can’t exchange the true, biblical truth of Jesus for a lie!

I pray that ALL who read this will further think about what type of reading, blogs, movies, music, tv they let into their hearts, minds and homes, and do away  with the things that aren’t pleasing to the Lord Yeshua/Jesus Christ and that all Christian movie/music producers will STOP making biblically inaccurate music and movies and start making TRUE, biblical music and movies, based 100% from the bible, word for word, King James Version. Amen.