Daily Devotional for Wednesday September 21, 2011
Why the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell is Important to Christians
(1 Thessalonians 4:3)
The large banner headline on the Huffington Post bragged, "How we won," as men and women who choose to engage in homosexual acts are now allowed to openly serve in the military. It was like watching satan score yet another touchdown and doing his victory dance in the end zone! Let me help the delusional Arriana Huffington and those at her Christian-hating website. You didn't win anything, this nation lost. Once again, most in the Christian community were too afraid to speak up, run from the marketplace, and true followers of the Jesus of the Bible are so fractured that our voice is never heard or respected.
Why the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" should have been more important to Christians. Last December, the Congress repealed the ban that kept men and women who CHOOSE to engage in homosexuality from serving openly. It goes into effect today. My only surprise is that it took this long for the radical homosexual lobby in this nation to force their unnatural, unhealthy, and perverted CHOICE of sex on our nation's military. Over the past 30 yrs, the radical homosexual lobby in this nation has been successful in forcing society to validate legally and ethically their CHOICE of sexual behavior and relationships, and to enact laws that allow them to promote this sinful choice to our society, including our children as normal, even desirable behavior. It is sad to watch openly and unashamed homosexual national cable news network anchors at MSNBC and CNN, along with the rest of the news media, openly root for the repeal of this ban over the years. Even FOX News simply reported on this issue, without taking any real stand against it since that would be bad for business. Sadly, there was not one so-called "Christian" in the news media with the guts to take a stand against the homosexual lobby in this nation. How long do you think a Christian newscaster or anchor would last if they took a stand for Biblical Truth on this or any other issue of the day?
By the way, many have wondered why for 8 yrs since we have been airing the Liveprayer TV program on various secular stations and networks around the nation, I have refused to stop asking people to help me get this program on nationally. It is because of issues like this. I am the ONLY Christian minister or evangelist that is daily on secular stations and networks openly speaking out against sins like homosexuality, abortion, the cults and false religions that are leading people's souls to hell.
The few ministries who do air on secular stations, simply air the same programming they do on Christian networks and stay FAR AWAY from these types of issues, since it hurts their contributions and product sales. Satan has advanced his agenda through the media with virtually ZERO opposition from Christians preaching an unadulterated Biblical message.
In this time of compromise, confusion, and watered down messages, you have an environment ripe for the rise of tools of satan like the "religious left," who preach lies like everyone will get to Heaven, and it is OK if you choose to engage in sins like homosexuality, to the other extreme, a satanic cult member like Glenn Beck whose message has deceived millions of Christians and non-Christians with no clue what he and his satanic cult really believe. It only proves that people ARE hungry for Truth, but sadly, they are not getting it since the only Truth there is comes from God's Holy Word!
I was appalled last December listening to the aftermath of this "victory" by the homosexual community, that in reality is a huge defeat for our nation as we once again stick our finger in th eye of God. I heard one commentator after another comparing the "struggles" of the homosexual community to the civil rights movement of the 60's. There were also many comparisons made to when the military integrated the troops and allowed women to serve.
Listen, you are born black, you are born a female, that is something you have no control over. TAKING YOUR PANTS OF HAVE SEX IS A CHOICE!!! Let me say right up front, sin is sin in God's eyes. No sin is greater than another. The sin of homosexuality is no more, or no less a sin than murder, adultery, stealing, lying, gossiping, or gluttony. THE REASON THIS SIN IS BEING SINGLED OUT AND ADDRESSED IS BECAUSE THOSE WHO COMMIT IT, ARE PROUD OF THEIR SIN AND PROMOTE IT AS AN ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE!
People who commit adultery do NOT have parades to celebrate their sin. People who commit murder do NOT have political action committees to make murder legal and socially acceptable. People who steal do not have high school clubs and try to teach children that stealing is acceptable behavior. Homosexuality is a SIN in the eyes of God and is something to be ashamed of, NOT proud of.
Theologically this is not even a debatable issue. All through the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New, homosexuality is defined by God as a sin, PERIOD. God calls it an ABOMINATION! I have heard the tortured theological arguments homosexuals have made, but there is absolutely NO WAY to change the fact this act is a sin, because God calls it a sin!!!
Of course, the blame for the success of the homosexual agenda in this nation lies squarely at the feet of the church. Over the past 40 years, while the church has extracted itself from the culture, setting up our own subculture of beautiful entertainment facilities, TV and radio networks, publishing houses, music labels, we have left the culture to the wolves of satan like the radical homosexual lobby. We have a generation of gutless pastors who are too afraid to call sin sin, and now even have so-called "churches" with practicing homosexual clergy and others who promote and glorify this sinful CHOICE of perverted sex!
My friend, as I has been sharing with you for years, there is only ONE true hope for this nation. It will NEVER be found in a politician or political party, since by their very nature they are tarnished and corrupt. It will NEVER be found in a generic "turning back to whatever God you worship" as Glenn Beck promotes. There is only ONE GOD, and that is the God of the Bible. The imaginary "gods" of Islam, Hinduism, Beck's satanic Mormon cult, are no different than the imaginary "god" of the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel. There is only ONE God who can answer by fire, and that is THE GOD OF THE BIBLE!!!
12 years ago, I warned people this day would come if they didn't wake up and speak out about the sin of homosexuality. People said I was paranoid, crazy, for saying that if we didn't take a stand, men would be legally marrying men, women would be legally marrying women, and the sin of homosexuality would be mainstream in our culture. That is exactly what happened. We have lost that battle.
Today, we have another battle that is being waged, that we will also lose unless we wake up, speak out, and take a stand. That battle is with Islam. Again, I have been warning people about Islam for the past 12 years and what their true motives and goals are in this country. They are the same goals and motives they have had for the 1400 year history of this fasle relgion, and that is to turn the United States into a Muslim nation. Want to call me paranoid and crazy again? Ask the people in England, Germany, and many other European countries how Islam has slowly taken over every aspect of their nation's life. Their desire for the United States is no different!
I love you and care about you so much. Some days, I wish I could be like the rest of the high profile Christian leaders out there. Just give inspiring motivational messages on the Christian networks, never talk about sin or hell, smile and sell loads of books and resources and raked in millions in donations so I can build beautiful buildings, fly around in a private jet, live in 3-4 mansions, have new luxury cars, and have everyone love me.
50 yrs ago, you could go to most any Christian church and hear a Biblically-based message that didn't water down the Truth, and at the end, gave people an opportunity to confess their sins, ask Jesus to forgive them, and make a commitment of their life to Him by faith. Now, people of faith who believe the Bible are mocked and laughed at, virtually no Christian leader has the guts to go into the marketplace in a high profile way to deliver the Truth of the Bible, pastors hide in their little fiefdoms and deliver motivational messages designed not to offend anyone. So why should we be surprised people who CHOOSE to engage in sinful and perverted sex acts will now serve openly in our military?
Like Stephen, I REFUSE to sell out my Lord or compromise the Truth of the Bible for money and popularity. There are people dying and going to hell needlessly every day because of "pastors" who are more worried about how to buy their next private jet than saving the souls of lost men and women. Liveprayer currently has a little over 2.4 million subscribers to this Daily Devotional. We have had over 8 million people unsubscribe over the past 11 yrs. The vast majority unsubscribe because they couldn't handle the simple truths of the Bible.
Many were in local churches where they were never confronted with messages on sin, or dealing with the issues we all face in life from a Biblical worldview. They have been brought up in this era of purpose driven/seeker/emerging churchprosperity marketing strategies designed to fill the pews with warm bodies, not converts. They felt saying such things was hateful, judgmental, and the most egregious thing I did was have the audacity to tell people that without faith in Jesus they would die and go to hell.
When God says my work is finished and I take my last breath, I will stand before Him like we all will. That is why I refuse to compromise His Truth, or sell out the Gospel for whatever earthly rewards that may provide. No, I will keep struggling to bring in the resources we need each month to reach as many as we can each day with the simple Gospel message, because if you believe the Bible, those who die without faith in Jesus will be cast forever into the Lake of Fire.
I am asking you today too take your stand for the Lord by helping me be His voice in these last days. After over 12 yrs, I have proven through ministering to tens of millions online and millions more via television, that I have only one goal, and that is to bring His Truth into the marketplace in a bold, visible way, without compromise, and see souls won for Christ. Our ONLY hope for this nation, the world, and for each person, is to turn back to God and Biblical Truth!!!
Thank you for taking your stand with me for Christ!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller