And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him:
but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
SUBJECT –THE GLOVES ARE COMING OFF!! [PT 4]
When I ended part 3,
I had been addressing, how the 'left'
in this nation, hold fast to the beliefs they do, because of the contents of some of Martin Luther King's speeches, that allude to the fact that having differing views on what God says, is fine, and there is no harm in that type of attitude.
If you can remember, I had mentioned that the primary cause of all of our problems, can be laid at the feet of one segment of our society, and that is, preachers. Not all, thank God, but most.
When people think about a preacher, just like they do about anyone else, they usually decide whether this preacher is one they agree with, or not. That decision, is usually based on just what that preacher tells them.
Most of you, pick preachers the way pick items from a store. You go in, you look at an item, consider its appearance, maybe try it on, or get a sample taste, look at the price, then, make up your mind whether to purchase it or not. With preachers, you go to their churches, listen to a sermon or two, consider the choir, the appearance of the church, the other members, the size of the building, who attends [like celebrities], and other things. But mostly, it is the sermons, and what he/she has to say about things you like to do, that determine whether you will join that church, or follow any project, that preacher is involved with.
While this seems like a wise thing, let me remind you of something. It makes no difference what you may, or may not think about what a preacher says, about you, or what you think, if it is God's Word, and you have heard it, you can no longer use the excuse, 'Nobody ever told me!!!'
Therefore, if you reject it, then, you have put yourself on the path of destruction. By the same token, if you accept something, as being God's Word, and it isn't, the same thing applies. How are you to know the difference??? Study the bible, for yourself.
The people that the prophet Elijah was addressing, were people that had all sorts of different beliefs, that could be narrowed down to just 2 trains of thought. Either they believed the words of Elijah, that were directed by God, or, they believed the prophets of Baal[preachers of all that is not of God].
We have preachers today, that want you to believe, God is flexible. There are, as they describe it, gray areas, in which one can have the freedom to live their lives, without any fear of retribution from God. That, my friends, is a flat out lie. This is called, 'liberation theology.' You are free, to do everything you want to.
If we look at the color gray, we will find that it is made up of 2 colors, which, if you look at them, are the exact opposite of each other, black, and white. White, is a color, made up of all the colors of the spectrum, of colors. Black, on the other hand, is the complete opposite of that, in that, it is the absence of light, or color. Two extremes. You get gray, when you combine the two.
When we talk about gray, it covers many different shades. Add more white, and you get a lighter shade of gray. Add a lesser amount of white, and you get a darker shade of gray. The point however is this. Mixing these two opposites, gives you shades of gray.
In your lives, God's Word, for our purpose in this message, is White, or Light. The Devil's word, is black [the opposite of white, the absence of Light].
God says, 1John 1:5 ............. that God is light, and in him is no darkness [evil]at all. Jesus proclaimed, 'I am the Light of the world' [St. John 8:12]
The point is this. If there were any darkness [meaning wickedness, or evil] in Christ, then, that would mean, He was not pure. Therefore, anyone, eluding to the idea that those with wicked ways [black, evil, sin etc.], have a part in Him, is a liar.
Since gray, is made up of black [darkness, evil, no light], then, it can't be a part of Christ. Therefore, as far as God is concerned, there is no such thing as a gray area, that He will accept. Consequently, you had better be 'white[sin]free', if you want to be a partaker of the blessings of God.
Yet, today, the preachers of Baal, come along and tell you, that, nobody's perfect.
They get you to believe, that God accepts the foolishness that men, involve themselves in, because, He loves us.
We, are led to believe, that there is more than One God. There would have to be, if, according to these preachers, who extol the virtues of a God, that must be suffering from alzheimers, who has completely forgotten His own Word, and can be led around by the nose, by man. He will accept anything we do, just to get us to love him.
The homosexual/lesbian believes, that God made them the way they are, as some 'special gift'
to mankind. Not only that, but, they now occupy the positions of pastor, and bishop, in some churches. Blaspheme!!
Preachers, performing marriage ceremonies, in the name of Christ, between two men, or two women, and giving them, God's blessing. Blaspheme!!
Then, as if that isn't bad enough, they have the audacity to claim that those of us, that proclaim what their foolishness is, according to God's Word, are of the Devil. Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit!!
Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit, is when you attribute the work of the Holy Ghost, to being that of the Devil!!
An example of this situation, is addressed in [Matt. 12],
when Jesus cast the demons out of a man, and the preachers, said He did it, because He was in league with, or empowered by, the Devil. Therefore calling the work of the Holy Ghost, as being of the Devil. And that will not be forgiven, [period!!].
Then, we have, and really, this is even more egregious than homosexuality, abortion.
We have, in our august stupidity, and ignorance, decided to become god, over God, and make the final decision as to whether we will allow Him to complete the work He has begun in the vessel[womb of the woman], through which He has chosen to bless her, and us.
It has been said, that abortion is murder. I say, it is far worse than murder. Abortion is, quite literally, slapping God, in the face.
I say this because, God's design, for mankind, is that we take part in His plan, to multiply His image, throughout the earth, by being fruitful, and multiplying the human race. The only way to do that, is through the womb of the woman. Therefore, when a woman, decides, she doesn't want to participate in God's plan for her, once she becomes pregnant, then, she is directly defying God. Let me remind you of something. If and when a woman becomes pregnant, it is by God's design. And, as such, He begins forming that child, in her womb. When she decides to abort it, she is essentially, slapping His hands, much like a parent would slap the hand of a child, reaching for a hot pot, and saying, no!!
Imagine that!! The bible tells us children are a blessing from God[Ps 127:3].
So, God wants to bless the woman/mankind, with this child, and she kills it, before He finishes. Have you ever, in life, started something, and had someone come along and destroy it, before you finished it?? How did you feel?? Have you ever given someone, something so dear to you, like a child that you were unable to take care of, or maybe, something that was precious to you, and then, right there in front of you, they killed it, or threw it in the garbage, how would you feel?? Well, how do you think God feels?? Does the term, 'kill them' come to mind??
However, while that may seem the right thing to do, God has a better plan, to deal with those that dare to mock Him. And, it is perfect. He allows them, to, essentially, destroy themselves. How??
Take a look at these scriptures. Isa 49:1, 5 ......., The LORD hath called me from the womb; ............... And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, [Jeremiah 1:5] Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
What they are saying, among other things is that every single solitary baby, born in to this world, has a purpose, specifically designed for them, by God. Not only that, He knew them, before they were even conceived. Some of them, if they had been born, were predestined to discover the cure for cancer. Others, the cure for diabetes. Others, the cures for other ills that face mankind. But, what happened to them?? They got aborted. The end result is, millions of people, and children, have died, while we spend billions of dollars, chasing something, that God has shut the door on. Revelations 3:8
says, when Christ opens a door, no man can shut it. By the same token, when He shuts a door, no man can open it.
The door has been shut, and will stay that way, until we turn from the wickedness of abortion, as it pertains to getting rid of a baby, for purely selfish reasons. Over 90% of all abortions, are for no other reasons, but inconvenience, or covering up an affair. Even women in the bible that were raped, had children, that grew up, and became great men, and women. But, no one knows, what baby, will have what impact on what this world needs. So aborting even one, may be the one that was the answer to our prayers.
So, what we have is God, answering our prayers, and we, destroy the answer.
Now, I am going to start on an issue that I mentioned earlier, that goes to show, just how foolish, and stupid, most of the black community in this nation really is. [Remember, I am taking the gloves off!!]
Talking about, 'liberation theology!'
When I see the first word, 'liberation'. That means to me, being set free from some sort of bondage, or slavery.
When we look at history, either biblical, or the history of mankind, without regards to the bible, we see people, and nations, being put in to the position of being slaves to other people, or nations, either through being conquered, or through being in debt, to them,
Liberation, from which the word 'liberty' comes, means that those that were previously held in some type of bondage, have been set free, from that bondage. More, next month.