Daily Devotional for Monday August 19, 2013
(1 Thessalonians 4:3, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-1)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what do you think of Oprah's comments about white people being responsible for racism?
ANSWER: First, I took so much heat over 12 years ago when I was the only person in the media warning people what a dangerous person she was. As for her race comments, she has no shame since her 1 billion dollar fortune has come largley from WHITE WOMEN! Hell will be well populated with lost souls who bought into Oprah's new age lies from hell. Here is a link to my Devotional archives, type in keyword OPRAH and all of the Devotionals over the years will come up: http://www.liveprayer.com/darchive.cfm
***UPDATE: Here is an update on yesterday's Devotional on the healthcare debate, that underlines the tactics those who have a political agenda are using. "MSNBC host Ed Schultz unleashed Saturday on Christians who oppose President Obama's landmark healthcare law, branding them as 'phony Christians' and saying the repeal of the law would certainly result in the death of innocent children." The FACT IS, money from Obamacare will flow to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood whose number one business is to KILL INNOCENT CHILDREN!!!
TRANSGENDERED CHILDREN??? The state of California has now passed a law so that transgendered children can use either a boy's or a girl's bathroom. That is right..TRANSGENDERED CHILDREN!!! The latest perversion from the homosexual community is making children, as young as 4 and 5, believe they are not who God created them to be. With the help of parents who have bought into the radical homosexual agenda, little boys are being told they are really a little girl, and little girls are being told they are really little boys. These children know as much about sexuality as they do rocket science!
I told you over and over once your cross the line into such perversion where does it stop???
I warned you over a decade ago, the homosexual community was coming after your children. They have been patient and done a masterful job over the past 2 decades to indoctrinate from birth that homosexuality is a perfectly acceptable and even glamorous lifestyle. They have accomplished this through the schools, the media, and yes, even the church! Today, well over 60% of young adults 25 and under see nothing wrong with this CHOICE of unnatural, unhealthy, and perverted sex. Worse, over 40% of young adults 25 and under who identify themselves as "Christians" have no problem with the sin of homosexuality!!!
I get emails daily that start out by saying, "I am a homosexual." Whenever that happens, I immediately point out the fact that there is no such thing as a homosexual, only a homosexual act. There are people who CHOOSE to have sex with people of the same sex, but that is a sexual act, not what a person is. I have to admit, the saddest emails like this are from young men and women, clearly in their teens, calling up and claiming to be "gay" or "lesbian." Once again, I want to expose the "gay lie" being told to YOUR children!
The purpose of this Devotional today is to warn those who are not aware to what extent the pro-homosexual agenda is being fulfilled and to hopefully wake up the bloated, weak, and apathetic church that has to bear much of the responsibility for the moral decay of our culture. The goal of those who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle is to justify their sinful choice that is inherently destructive both to society and themselves. They are trying to force 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 children as normal, even desirable behavior.
That is what is most upsetting to me. Whether you understand it or not, YOUR children are being targeted by the pro-homosexual community to indoctrinate them almost from birth that this choice of sexual relationship is normal, acceptable, and desirable. They have done this through infiltrating the school curriculum with pro-homosexual material, they have done this through the 3,000+ "gay clubs" in schools all over the nation, and they have masterfully used the media (TV, movies, Internet, music) to, day after day after day tell the world there is nothing wrong with this choice of sexuality.
It is very disturbing to hear a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl claiming to be gay or lesbian. When pressed if they were actually having sex they usually say no. The fact is, a 14-year-old boy or a 15-year-old girl are no more gay or lesbian than I am a giraffe! Just because I call myself a giraffe doesn't make me one. They have simply bought into the "gay lie" that is being promoted by the pro-homosexual community and told loud enough, often enough in our society that these CHILDREN have this warped idea they are something other than how God created them. GOD DID NOT CREATE MEN TO HAVE SEX WITH MEN, OR WOMEN TO HAVE SEX WITH WOMEN! Those who do are committing unnatural acts in complete rebellion to God.
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. Just because there is now a homosexual version of the Bible where they have literally changed the passages that call this act a sin, that does NOT change God's inspired, inerrant Word.
The two greatest lies the pro-homosexual community has put out are that 1) homosexuality is something that you are "born with," 2) 10% or more in our society are homosexual. First, modern science has CLEARLY rejected and been unable to prove that ANYONE is "born gay." TAKING YOUR PANTS OFF TO HAVE SEX IS A CHOICE!!!! GOD DID NOT MAKE ANYONE "GAY!" PEOPLE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE IN HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR!!!! LIKE ALL SIN, ONCE YOU DO IT LONG ENOUGH, IT MAY SEEM 'NATURAL', BUT IT IS STILL A CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE. The "struggle" people who choose this sin speak of is the same "struggle" we all have, to obey God or to sin! Also, all legitimate studies done by the non-homosexual community clearly show that less then 1% of the population EVER engage in this type of sexual sin.
A foolish argument from those who choose this sin is that "why would anyone choose something that brought them ridicule, condemnation, and the hatred of so many?" People make that choice every day! I deal daily with men and women who CHOOSE to commit adultery and destroy their marriage, lose the love and respect of their children, in many cases ruin their career. People who choose sin choose to deal with the consequences of their sin.
Of course, anyone who dares to speak up on this issue is labeled as "intolerant" and a "homophobe." So this group that calls for tolerance by others, is very INTOLERANT when someone opposes their views. They also use the word "homophobe" to intimidate people from speaking out against their sexual choice.
I love you and care about you so much. Parents, you need to wake up and be aware what other parents are teaching their children! You better wake up and be aware that your daughters are being taught at school that it is "cool" to have sex with other girls, it is called "lesbian chic." You also better be aware that your sons are being taught having a boyfriend is the "in thing." Lastly, you better be VERY AWARE of what is on television, in music, and out in the culture that is constantly sending the message to your children that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable CHOICE!
The church better wake up and realize that while they have been building great buildings and getting fat, satan has been busy using the sin of homosexuality to destroy the lives of our children. As much of an abomination as homosexual churches are, equally as abominable to God are regular churches that accept homosexuality as a normal lifestyle!
We live in a free society. If people who have chosen to engage in homosexual activity want to have their own schools, their own churches, their own television network, they have every right to. It is about time the church wakes up and realizes that those who promote this sin are bold and are stopping at NOTHING to get their message out to the masses, and targeting the children!
THAT is why I am always talking about how the church, those who know Christ as their Savior, have got to quit preaching to the choir and start taking the hope and love of Christ to the world at large. As those who follow Christ, we also have a responsibility to pray for those who are in this bondage, for God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word, and to turn from their sin. Only God can change hearts, and for those who are in bondage to the sin of homosexuality, we must pray for them to open their hearts and turn from their sin.
Until Jesus returns, we will always have those who choose a perverted form of sex with those of their own gender, just like we will always have those who choose to pervert sex by having it outside of the bonds of marriage. While we can never accept their choice since it is clearly against God's Word, we must pray for them, just like we must pray for everyone who is battling sin in their life.
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,