One of the biggest problems in the Body of Christ today is a total lack of knowledge concerning the will of God.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. –Hosea 4:6
This is so evident in the churches that ordain homosexuals. There is no reason for man and especially His church to embrace what God has called an abomination. Jesus warned us about ignoring the Word and Will of God:
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. –Mark 7:13
They teach that God is love so He loves the homosexual. He does! But He hates the homosexuality! These churches say that God made them that way. No, He didn’t! Scripture is very specific about this. In Genesis 1:26 and 27 we are told explicitly concerning this:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. The next verse is very important to understand just what God has ordained as marriage: Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Under no circumstances can this be misconstrued to embrace any type of same-sex arrangement. Yet, several mainstream denominations and even independent denominations have embraced the concept that God accepts any and everybody no matter who they are or what kind of lifestyle they live.
Over the centuries, we have seen the foundation of Christianity be compromised to the point that today it doesn’t even resemble the First Century Church. Talking in tongues is not embraced by most of the church. In the denomination I grew up in, it was referred to as ‘of the devil’ even though Paul spoke about it, embraced it, taught it and encouraged its use. Prosperity is shunned by most denominations as a worldly lust even though Jesus taught about it more than He taught about heaven. Healing is not embraced by most of the church even though Jesus Himself stated in John 14:12:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Jesus healed. So, if He did, we can too. One must understand that we are just the conduit that God uses. God does the healing but He has to have a willing subject to work with on this planet to work through.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. –James 5:14-15
If the Body of Christ learned these things, believed them and acted upon them, our world would not be in the mess that it is in now.
Scripture instructs us to only put men who are godly in positions of authority:
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens… –Exodus 18:21
We have strayed so far from that concept that now we have had a Muslim in the White House, homosexual mayors and governors and legislators and the two most prominent candidates in the Democrat Party are Communists! They call themselves Democrat Socialists but Lenin said that the word ‘communist’ was too offensive to most people so he used the term ‘democrat socialist’. Nancy Pelosi has stated that we don’t need God anymore because we have the Democrat Party. At the 2012t Democrat National Convention, the delegates booed God!
It is a sad thing to note the majority of blacks and Hispanics claim to belong to that Party, even those that claim to be Christians! These people do not have a clear understanding of the Word of God. Their parents were Democrats so their Democrats. My parents were Democrats and I was too until I started to pay attention to what they were doing. They still believe in slavery only in a different form, welfare! Lyndon Johnson was opposed to welfare until he realized that is was a legal way to ‘buy’ votes.
When he signed the Civil Rights Act with all the benefits he stated, “We’ll have those n*****s voting for us for the next 200 years.”
The prophet Jeremiah warned about those that support evil, even those in the church:
I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. –Jeremiah 23:14
The Black Caucus in the House of Representatives demanded that abortion be allowed at any time for any reason. There is a big cry about the deaths of young blacks via police officers and gun violence but no one says anything about the almost 16 million black babies aborted since 1973. Many all black churches support the Democrat Party, forgetting that it was the Republican Party that was formed to stop slavery and the Democrats response once that was accomplished was the KKK. I’m not saying that the Republican Party is perfect by any means, but they support personal responsibility for the individual and not the welfare mentality of the Democrats. Jesus was neither party, but He does teach earning your own way and depending only on Him, not a political party.
In the church, we have been asleep for too long. We depend on the preacher to give us what we need when all he is supposed to do is guide us. We are supposed to seek God on our own but have failed to do so. Most in the body have very little knowledge of the will of God. Most even believe the lazy preacher who states that nobody knows the will of God. We will discuss that in the next installment.