Daily Devotional for Tuesday November 4, 2014
Announcement, Bill Keller is Coming Out
(1 Thessalonians 4:3, Genesis 18:16-19, Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, since we only have one Holy Bible how can so many denominations claim different meanings? You can take the same verse and each group says it means a different thing.
ANSWER: That is why it is CRITICAL for people to read and study the Bible, so they can spot bad doctrine, or man-made traditions that have no Biblical support. On all of the main issues of faith, who is God, who is Jesus, the Holy Spirit, what is sin, our purpose, and most important, salvation, are not disputed. They are clear enough for a 3rd grader to understand. Sadly, it is on many non-critical issues that men have fallen into satan's trap of division, mainly in order to create their own separate churches. The motivation is usually to have earthly power and wealth. The good news, when a person dies, it won't matter the name of the building you chose to worship in, only if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior by faith or have rejected Him.
ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Bill Keller is coming out!!! In light of Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing to the world he is "gay," and that being a homosexual is a "gift from God," I have decided it is now the right time for me to come out. I ask for your love, your prayers, your support, and that you don't judge me. Please understand I can't help myself, I was born this way!
I EAT VANILLA HAAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM WITH CHUNKY PEANUT BUTTER MIXED IN AND SOME MACADAMIA NUTS ON TOP!!!
Sadly in the past few weeks Pope Francis has floated statements like "who am I to judge," and "God is not afraid of new things," to indicate the Roman Catholic Church is softening its stance on homosexuality and gay marriage. To help the Pope's flawed thinking, he doesn't have to judge since it is God in the Bible who calls homosexuality a sin and there is nothing new about this sexual sin.
Last week, the Southern Baptists were holding their annual conference and dedicated a fair amount of time to discuss the issue of homosexuality and gay marriage. Maybe I am slow, but what is there to discuss? Will they be discussing adultery and polygamy next? If our churches can't even take a strong stand for God's Holy Institution of Marriage and the sin of homosexuality, why would we expect the lost world to?
Cook also said he will be actively fighting for the "civil rights" of those in the LGBT community! Let me help Mr. Cook. Modern science has CLEARLY rejected and been unable to prove that ANYONE is "born gay." IT IS A CHOICE!!!! 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. You are born black or white, you are born with blue eyes or green eyes, taking off your pants to have sex is a CHOICE!
This blows out of the water the fraudulent argument that people who CHOOSE to engage in such perverted behavior have any sort of "civil rights" simply by virtue of their choice of sex. As a white person, I am insulted by this specious argument. Every black person should be disgusted to compare a legitimate movement like the rights they deserved as a human being, with special rights for people who CHOOSE to engage in perverted sex acts with people of the same sex!
Several months ago I was vindicated by the Federal Government of all entities. For these past 15+ years of Liveprayer, I have exposed for you and been trying to refute the LIE propagated by the pro-homosexual community that 10% of the population chooses to engage in unnatural, unhealthy, and perverted sex acts with members of the same sex.
Well, the CDC has published a large and current survey of what percentage of the population considers themselves "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual," or "transgendered." That percentage is NOT 10%, but under TWO PERCENT as I have been telling you and the nation for the past 22 yrs, 15+ yrs here at Liveprayer.com and 11+ yrs on TV!
My friend, once and for all there is no such thing as someone who is gay or lesbian, only people who CHOOSE to engage in homosexual acts. As I have shared in the past, someone who calls themselves "transgendered" is simply CONFUSED! If God made them a man they are a man, and if God made them a woman they are a woman!
The sins of a person who chooses to commit the sin of homosexuality are no worse or better than my sins or yours. We can hate the sinful act they choose to engage in, but we must love the person since Jesus died for their sins just like He died for my sins and yours. Liveprayer has helped thousands of men and women find freedom from this bondage over the years!
--->Homosexuality is a bondage just like those addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, and anything else!
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.
When you condemn those who choose this sin, you are not judging them. God already did that when HE, not me, called homosexuality a sin from the beginning of the Bible to the end. 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 with men and women daily 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.
Another foolish question is, "When did you choose to be heterosexual?" You don't have to choose to be how God made you. However, you DO have to CHOOSE to engage in unnatural and unhealthy acts that God never intended you to engage in. You don't have to choose to be how God made you, you DO have to choose to live in rebellion to how God made you.
Also, the "love" argument is equally as foolish., since it is an unnatural love God never intended. A pedophile could use that same argument, as could someone who is engaged in bestiality. You can't excuse sin by using a perverted form of love!
I love you and care about you so much. Pray for Tim Cook and all of those who are in this bondage of same sex relations. Theologically this is not even a debatable issue. 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.
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...EVEN TO THE CHURCH!!! They have done a great job of selling this lie since most in this nation now accept this deviant choice of sex as normal and acceptable!
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.
For those reading this who are currently fighting homosexuality, let me tell you that God has never stopped loving you, and is simply waiting for you to turn from your sin and come back to Him. We serve a God of deliverance from sin, a God of forgiveness, and a God of restoration.
Millions have turned from the sin of homosexuality and found complete restoration and fulfillment in living a life according to God's plan. What He did for someone else, He can do for you! I pray today that you hear these words, and choose to find freedom from your sin today. That freedom is only a prayer away!
The Bible declares the TRUTH shall set them free. May we be brave enough and bold enough, despite the persecution to proclaim God's TRUTH about the sin of homosexuality!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,