Global Church Of The Anti-Christ
America And The World Marches Toward
The Kingdom Of The Anti-Christ
One World, Global Church Gone Gay
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
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: 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 recompence 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....
Rev Scott Rennie openly gay minister
Presbyterians To Officially Allow Gay Clergy
"Scripture is very clear that there are standards relating to our sexual behavior ...but this denomination has decided it doesn't have any standards."
Jul 10, 2011
Presbyterians to officially allow gay clergy
by Jack Jenkins
(RNS) Presbyterians who support gay rights are prepping sanctuaries (they are decorating the pulpit with Pansies) this Sunday (July 10) to celebrate the passage of a new church policy that allows gay pastors to serve openly for the first time in the denomination's history. As the new policy for the Presbyterian Church (USA) becomes official that day, several left-leaning churches "will mark the moment with prayer and rejoicing" in their Sunday services, according to a press release from More Light Presbyterians, which advocates for gay rights in the church. "The Presbyterian Church enters a new era of equality on Sunday," said Michael Adee, the group's executive director. "It is a historic moment. It returns us to ordination standards that focus on faith and character rather than one's marital status or sexual orientation." (where is the scripture and verse from the Bible on that?)
The new policy removes language from the denomination's constitution that had barred homosexuals from serving as church ministers, elders and deacons. It allows each presbytery - or regional governing body - to decide what sexual standards to place on ordination (that's right, leave God out of the decision making since He would send these people to hell). The resolution, which had failed in different forms in recent years, needed approval from both the PC(USA) General Assembly as well as from presbyteries; 97 of the denomination's 173 presbyteries voted to approve the new policy. But despite Sunday's celebrations, gay ordination remains a contentious issue for many within the church. "In passing (the policy), the denomination removed all sexual behavior standards from its constitution," said the Rev. Parker T. Williamson, editor emeritus of the conservative publication The Layman, which actively opposed the change. "Scripture is very clear that there are standards relating to our sexual behavior ...but this denomination has decided it doesn't have any standards."
Kirk Lifts Ban On Appointing Gay Ministers
May, 24 2011
Kirk lifts ban on appointing gay ministers
By Brian Donnelly
THE Church of Scotland yesterday took the momentous decision to end a two-year ban on congregations appointing gay ministers. The Kirk’s leadership agreed to allow gay ministers who were ordained before May 2009 – when a temporary ban was imposed after the appointment of the Reverend Scott Rennie in Aberdeen – to put themselves forward to take over congregations if they chose to do so. However, a decision on whether to allow gay men and women to be ordained in the future will be delayed for two years until the report of a theological commission is received. Kirk leaders said they believed gay ministers already ordained would not push for open recognition while the new theological commission is undertaken.
Traditionalists were defeated by 351 votes to 294 votes after a six-hour debate at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh on the issue of the induction and ordination of those in same-sex relationships. A two-year consultation by the Church found that tens of thousands of members would quit if the ordination of gay men and women was allowed. It is understood there had already been talks between some Highland Kirk members and the more traditionalist Free Church of Scotland. The General Assembly voted to maintain a ban on members speaking publicly on the issue until 2013, but is understood the evangelical wing will maintain a schismatic stance. Today traditionalists will sign a “document of dissent” maintaining their position. “It was a surprise …but it is a fight for another day now,” one said.
Professor Bill Naphy, a theologist based at Aberdeen University, said: “The result is actually rather bizarre. This seems to suggest that an individual church can call a gay or lesbian minister as long as the person has been ordained for two years and is ‘openly’ gay. “What about those who are closeted? If they are elected and subsequently come out would their post be in question? (For a theologian he certainly is not very smart, the Bible is very clear, kick these perverts out). “It is also not clear to me what would happen to a minister already in a post who now comes out. It seems that the Kirk has, explicitly but with ‘restrictions,’ accepted that a gay/lesbian person can indeed have a vocation and serve a congregation in the Kirk. That being the case, why the restrictions?” Traditionalists said the move to allow gay ministers who were in same-sex relationships before 2009 to come out would be an unacceptable “amnesty” and “potentially multiply homosexual inductions the length and breadth of the country."
Rev David Randall of Larbert Old Church said the move “opens the door to de facto revisionism” and would be a Trojan horse for liberalism. However, liberal minister the Rev Lezley Stewart, of Currie Chruch, Edinburgh claimed that this was scaremongering.” (Our God is a consuming fire we are to reverence him with fear and love). Rev Graeme Brown, of Birsay and Rousay parishes on Orkney, said: “I can’t go on living with discrimination. I want to vote for the end of the moratorium.” Carl Watt, director of Stonewall Scotland, the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, said: “We hope the decision signals the start of the Kirk demonstrating a commitment to fairness, equality and dignity on this issue.” (Perversion has no dignity).
Schism In Lutheran Church Raises Scriptural, Financial Concerns
May 31, 2011
Schism In Lutheran Church Raises Scriptural, Financial Concerns
By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For the Elderton Lutheran Parish, the national church's 2009 vote to permit some gay clergy appeared to be a final sign that the denomination had pulled up its biblical roots. Last winter it left the 4.5 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for a new Lutheran body, as have seven other congregations from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod. Another four are in the process of voting to leave. "There is no hostility toward the ELCA. Yes, it was difficult, but it was a matter of understanding who we are as children of God," said the Rev. Joyce Dix-Weiers, pastor of the two linked congregations in such a remote part of unincorporated Armstrong County that the mailing address is Shelocta, Indiana County. "The ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people was the tip of the iceberg. The question of how the church understands scriptural authority was the crux of the problem."
Most of America's mainline Protestant churches have been divided for 30 years over whether sexual relationships between people of the same gender are always sinful. (Hello, remember what God says in his Holy Scripture, the sin of Sodomy is for reprobates on their way to hell). Theological conservatives cite Bible verses condemning such acts, while their opponents argue that the passages were conditioned by ancient cultural biases. (Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever--Hebrews 13:8). The Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ, all had significant splits as they moved to accept openly gay clergy. The fracturing in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been quiet because there has been no property litigation. The denomination has provisions that permit departing parishes to keep their property if they follow certain procedures. Most departing congregations have joined either the new North American Lutheran Church or the 10-year-old Lutheran Congregations In Mission for Christ. Both are theologically conservative, but the latter is less hierarchical. All congregations that recently left the Southwestern Pennsylvania synod joined the North American Lutheran Church.
The North American Lutheran Church felt like a more biblically-focused version of the church they had known, she said. "This has been good for us, it has rejuvenated us," she said. "By no means do we feel any animosity toward our brothers and sisters in Christ in the ELCA. We continue to be in communication with them." (What communion hath light with darkness?) Bishop Kurt Kusserow of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America encourages the cordiality, but asks why the churches couldn't have remained together. No parish that believes gay ordination is wrong can be forced to call a gay pastor and Lutherans have long lived with differences over this and other issues, he said. Yet his own former congregation, St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Trauger section of Mount Pleasant, is among those that has achieved a two-thirds majority in the first of two votes required in order to leave with property.
He believes that advocates for the split have exaggerated theological problems. They may describe certain pastors who won't use the masculine "Father" and "Son" for persons of the Trinity, but claim that the denomination itself dropped the biblical terms, he said. "That's an example of the kind of panic that folks are led into that has no basis in truth," he said. But when it comes to ongoing relationships with those who have left, he said, "we have committed ourselves in my office, to collegiality, to respect, to treating those who are living out their convictions with honor and grace." He is somewhat encouraged, he said, that many departing parishes have said they want to continue to support Lutheran social service and mission projects. The synod itself is cutting back support for financial reasons only partly related to the loss of the eight congregations.
Most of those parishes had previously cut support of the denomination and synod, so the financial loss "largely pre-dated the leaving of the congregations," Bishop Kusserow said. The recession has had an impact. And the longstanding loss of the Southwestern Pennsylvania population to death and the Sun Belt has meant a steady decrease in income as fixed expenses rose, Bishop Kusserow said. "Those lines crossed before 2009. So we were already facing the need to cut back some programming and grants to our agencies and missions. But the plummeting of the nation's economy and our churchwide decisions have accelerated that process. We are having to address the shortfall much more quickly than we would have imagined."
The view from the North American Lutheran Church is far more optimistic. Its leader is Bishop Paul Spring, who had previously retired as bishop of the Erie synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He will retire again in August, when the new denomination meets in Ohio to formally adopt its constitution and elect a new bishop. He believes that by then his church will have 300 congregations and that it will continue to grow. "Some congregations are waiting to see if there is permanence and stability in the NALC" before they join, he said. He also says that gay ordination is a secondary issue for those who left. "The broader issue is whether the Bible has anything to say about human behavior at all," he said. (The Anti-Christ could not have said it any better!)
Homosexuality: The Christian Perspective
By: Lehman Strauss
What explicitly does the Bible teach about homosexuality? This question I consider to be basic because, if we accept God's Word on the subject of homosexuality, we benefit from His adequate answer to this problem. I am concerned only with the Christian or biblical view of homosexuality. The Bible has much to say about sex sins in general.
Adultery in the natural sense is sexual intercourse of a married person with someone other than his or her own spouse. It is condemned in both the Old and New Testaments (Exodus 20:14; I Cor. 6:9, 10). Christ forbids dwelling upon the thoughts, the free play of one's imagination that leads to adultery (Matthew 5:28). Fornication is the illicit sex acts of unmarried persons which is likewise forbidden (I Corinthians 5:1; 6:13, 18; Ephesians 5:3).
Then there is homosexuality which likewise is condemned in Scripture. The Apostle Paul, writing by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that homosexuals"shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9; 10). Now Paul does not single out the homosexual as a special offender. He includes fornicators, idolators, adulterers, thieves, covetous persons, drunkards, revilers and extortioners. And then he adds the comment that some of the Christians at Corinth had been delivered from these very practices: 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. (I Corinthians 6:11). All of the sins mentioned in this passage are condemned by God, but just as there was hope in Christ for the Corinthians, so is there hope for everyone.
Homosexuality is an illicit lust forbidden by God. He said to His people Israel, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). "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" (Leviticus 20:13). In these passages homosexuality is condemned as a prime example of sin, a sexual perversion.
In the Bible sodomy is a synonym for homosexuality. God spoke plainly on the matter when He said, "There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel" (Deuteronomy 23:17). The whore and the sodomite are in the same category. A sodomite was not an inhabitant of Sodom nor a descendant of an inhabitant of Sodom, but a man who had given himself to homosexuality, the perverted and unnatural vice for which Sodom was known. Let us look at the passages in question: But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house around, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. (Genesis 19:4-8)
The Hebrew word for "know" in verse 5 is yada`, a sexual term. It is used frequently to denote sexual intercourse (Genesis 4:1, 17, 25; Matthew 1:24, 25). The message in the context of Genesis 19 is clear. Lot pled with the men to "do not so wickedly." Homosexuality is wickedness and must be recognized as such else there is no hope for the homosexual who is asking for help to be extricated from his perverted way of life.
The Anti-Christ Will Be A Sodomite
So Will His Global "Church"
The homosexual agenda was prophesied 2000 years ago to be one of the signs of the last generation. As it was in the days of Lot when Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Sodomy ruled in the generation of Lot. One of the characteristics of the Anti-Christ is that he will be gay: Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women.... As prophesied in Daniel chapter 11. The homo agenda pushes the term homophobia which is supposed to mean the fear of homosexuals and homosexuality. However, nothing could be further from the truth. People do not fear homos nor their sin.
What people, especially Christians, fear is the wrath of God and the consequences of the homosexual sin of sodomy. Just because a Christian is disgusted with the idea of a person who likes to stick their male parts into the orifices of another male does not mean they are afraid of them. It just means they do not want that sick idea taught to their children as an acceptable lifestyle, it is one of the sins of Sodomy which God punished in His wrath. It is not too late to repent of the sins of Sodomy and turn to Jesus Christ. If not the wrath of God abides upon those who accept this perverted sin.
Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not....
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