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Apostate Churches Promoting Sin

May 25, 2015

I know I should no longer be surprised about these sorts of things happening, but it still leaves my head and spirit reeling: I will write about something so utterly clear in Scripture that no biblical Christian could differ, yet that happens anyway.

I will get bus-loads’ full of so-called Christian pastors, leaders and others absolutely foaming at the mouth at me and what I write. Instead of agreeing with God about clearly defined sin, they will blast me for daring to affirm biblical truth and morality.

apostateThey have imbibed of the world and its values for so long that they actually think they are doing God a favour when they effectively promote sin and unrighteousness, and attack those who dare to sound the alarm. Indeed I have now become convinced of this truth (paraphrased from something Dennis Prager recently said):

When you cease to resist evil, you will start to hate those who do.

We of course get this from the world all the time. But the really shocking and frightening thing is when people calling themselves Christians do this. I have had heaps of hate and abuse from “Christians” over the past two days because I have dared to challenge a “Christian” icon and a trendy social cause.

I committed the PC crime of daring to question the Christian credentials of Bono and U2 as they pushed the diabolical line that there is nothing wrong with sodomite marriage, but in fact is a good thing, and Jesus would fully support it, because it is all about “lurve baby”. That piece appeared here: billmuehlenberg.com/2015/05/23/fake-christians-fake-marriage/

But the number of people in Christian leadership who have attacked me on this, and who have defended Bono and U2 and homosexual marriage has just boggled my mind, grieved my spirit, rattled my soul, and reminded me once again how utterly apostate, compromised and carnal so much of the church has become.

When you have Christian leaders defending sin and attacking those who speak against it, then you know that we are in a very bad way. And of course I have lost count over the past few days of the number of times ‘Christians’ have accused me of every evil in the world, all the while telling me how sinful it is for believers to judge someone!

I could fill a small library with books featuring examples of this from over the years. They will absolutely lay into me, calling me every name in the book, as they tell me how unChristlike it is to judge people! When people reject God’s absolutes and make up their own morality, it seems that their minds start to turn to mush as well.

I suppose what is even more tragic is these Christians have simply bought the entire agenda of the homosexual activists. They have completely rejected what the word of God so clearly teaches on this, and they simply parrot the wisdom of the surrounding secular left culture.

And they think they are being good Christians! This is so sad, so tragic. They regurgitate everything the militants say: “This is all about love”. “Love and commitment are what matters.” “Who are you to judge?” “There is no slippery slope here.” “Christians cannot impose their morality on others.” “Jesus just wants us to love, and not judge anybody.”

I expect these inane and vacuous bumper sticker cliches to be thrown at me by the homosexualists, but when we get “Christian” leaders pushing this, then we know we have lost big time. They are utterly clueless. They simply have no idea. They are completely in the fog as to the war we are in.

I have spent thirty years writing three books on this. I know full well what the homosexual activists have in mind. And it sure ain’t pretty. Their final goal is to totally silence the churches – the true churches that is. They have no problems at all with the lukewarm and compromised churches – indeed, they love them, and are fully using them to achieve all their goals.

So they love these clueless wonders who are doing their work for them, but they hate the true Christians and the true churches who are still committed to the absolute word of God, and will not capitulate and cave in to the agenda of the world.

When the secularists and the homosexual activists have achieved full hegemony in the West, real churches will be forced to close or go underground, while the sin-affirming ones will continue to do business as usual. In my latest book I documented nearly 200 cases of Christians losing their jobs, being fined, or even jailed for daring to affirm biblical truth and uphold heterosexual marriage.

That is just the tip of the iceberg. Every day we find more examples of this. Whenever special rights for homosexuals are granted, especially sodomite marriage, then the rights of everyone else are at risk. And it is overwhelmingly biblical Christians who are feeling the wrath of the homosexual/state axis of evil.

Yet these clueless Christians are utterly lost in space about all this, or – and this is my real worry – they do know this is going on, but they actually think it is a good thing. Yes, these so-called progressive Christian leaders actually think biblical Christians are the problem here, while the various activists groups are the good guys.

They think the real obstacle to progress and to the flowering of Christian “love” are those Christians who still adhere to biblical truth. ‘If we can just get them out of the way, then we can all proceed into an earthly promised land.’ Just as we had apostate Christian leaders and rock stars pushing sodomite marriage in Ireland, all over the West they are doing the work of the activists.

The activists just sit back and laugh, overjoyed at how easily their agenda is being realised, thanks to all these Christian ‘useful idiots,’ to borrow Lenin’s phrase. Indeed, those who have actually read the plans of the homosexual militants know just how much they have counted on the co-opting of the churches to achieve all their aims.

Just as they strategised, it is all going nicely according to plan. And these totally unaware leaders are being used as dupes and suckers – and sadly, some are being used in full awareness and compliance. They are the real problem: willing accomplices of this anti-God agenda.

As I have said before, one very good thing about all this is the fact that the sheep are being clearly separated from the goats. Things are becoming much more clear and precise here. There are those Christians who will never abandon Christ and his word, while there will be those who simply go with the flow, follow the world, and cheer on sin and abuse those who don’t.

The apostate church is becoming more and more well-defined. When a Christian stands for biblical truth, and gets hated on by other “Christian” leaders, then you know the sifting process has begun in earnest. The only thing remaining is for the true disciples of Christ to stand firm.

Even if they become a tiny minority, they must resist not only the world, but the apostate church, and remain true to God and his word. And the whole area of sexuality is one of these key battlefields. As J. Lee Grady said in a recent book, “The truth is that this current generation of church leadership has rendered itself powerless when facing the Goliath of sexual compromise.”

But now is not the time to compromise, whether it is on marriage, or homosexuality, or whatever. As A. W. Tozer said: “We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.”

A. B. Simpson had it right when he said: “The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis. God give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!”

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48 Responses to Apostate Churches Promoting Sin

  • Bill this certainly is proving to be an age of separation of sheep and goats within Christianity of whatever label. It is a time where ‘religion’ is constantly in the world headlines in a way it never was even a few years ago. People are declaring openly now what they actually believe, be it in defence or attack on others, informed or misinformed. We appreciate you for keeping us well informed so we can process as Christians what is happening in this fast moving world. I think mankind is being challenged as never before about whom we believe and what we believe in, towards our day of reckoning. Comments on news items or discussions use such derogatory language against people who simply hold a different opinion on matters (even those who do not express it in strong, definitive ways); conviction expressed is immediately called bigotry and hatred, and the ‘concept’ of God is scoffed at as an imaginary friend in the sky. God will not be mocked. Man will be without excuse.

  • Well said, Bill.

  • Thanks yet again for speaking God’s truth. I’m sorry you’ve had to cop so much abuse. It must be like banging your head up against a wall sometimes trying to get through to people. The thing that has grabbed me about Ireland in recent days is that this young generation have not one ounce of God-fearing in them. It’s not about changing God’s word but pushing God out of the picture altogether. Truly sounds like the days of Noah…

  • “And the whole area of sexuality is one of these key battlefields.” The Scriptures are so clear on this because sexual sin is where the greatest harm to an individual and society can be found. The Word of God can save you from shame, STD, unwanted pregnancies and ultimately, spiritual death. I watched a friend pass away from AIDS and it wasn’t a pretty sight. He gave his life to Jesus on his death bed. Those who wish to argue with the Scriptures, more than likely haven’t read them or are afraid to do so for fear of being persuaded or convicted and I wonder if Bono and his band are in this category. Rock ‘n’ roll is the most popular art form of our time. Satanic verses proliferate.

  • A homosexual activist contacted me just after the Irish referendum on same sex marriage and claimed:
    “Secular society has evolved to overcome the religion that befell it in an evolutionary (not revolutionary) way, which is is far more stable and sustainable. Families are doing fine now that they are extended, and society is far more stable as a result (falling crime, a greater percentage if youth in education, a robust economy et al)”.
    I am not sure which country he is living in. It is certainly not a land populated by twelve million heterosexual married couples, five million of whom have children still living at home, in the UK, trying pay their mortgage and feed their families.

    His land is that of GayTranSelfVanitasia, who have no interest in marriage, or raising children unless it is to treat them as commodities – if we are go by the Office of National Statistics (UK) figures – only 0.3% of the gay population, or (1-1.5%) have bothered to appropriate a marriage licence, since March 2014. This actually represents 0.00004% of the entire UK population. Again according to the ONS, only 1%, of the gay population or 0.00014% of the entire UK population, have dependent children (those in civil partnerships); and so for the sake of this tiny narcissistic minority, 24 million husbands and wives and 9 million fathers and mothers who have of dependent children, have had their marriages degraded or, to put it crudely, sodomised.

    As his your assertion that “society is far more stable as a result (falling crime, a greater percentage if youth in education, a robust economy et al),” again I do not recognise this land beyond the rainbow.

    We have record numbers for rising violence and rape: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10785844/Violent-crime-heading-for-record-rise.html;

    children being sexually abused, approximately 33% of them by a small minority of gay men: www.express.co.uk/news/uk/545004/Child-sex-abuse-11-million-victims-national-epidemic-Government-Theresa-May ;

    children taken in care after homosexuals have done their damnedest to destroy marriage: www.itv.com/news/update/2014-01-13/number-of-children-rises-for-seventh-year-to-90-000/ ;

    record numbers of children taking to drugs: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/23/cannabis-addiction-record-high-children_n_5520799.html ;

    record numbers of gays with HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, whose treatment continues to be paid for the NHS that can barely afford to treat cancer patients.:

    www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/10/06/hiv-diagnoses-among-gay-men-hit-record-high-despite-overall-decline/

    As for dear old Ireland, where they have just passed gay marriage, I would not want to be a boy growing up in this land, that God has given over to sodomy. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ireland/5353514/Hundreds-of-Irish-Catholic-priests-to-be-implicated-in-child-abuse-report.html

    Yes the sun might appearing to shining on the sodomites at the moment but God has placed them slippery places. He dost make them fall to ruin. How they will be destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors! They are like a dream when awakes. on awakening you despise them like phantoms Psalm 73

    David Skinner

    David Skinner UK

  • Extraordinarily well said, Bill. I had to laugh at the “how unChristlike it is to judge” bit. Brilliant.

  • Another Irish Joke???
    Fancy being hoodwinked to believe that marriage is about who loves who? After all, if love is the issue then we have no right to refuse the bloke who wants to marry his sheep because he loves it. Someone should tell the Irish and the world that marriage is about children and marriage is not a contract, it is a license: A “license” for what? To have sex or co habitat or make contracts or whatever – NO – it is a license to have or adopt children and that “license” is awarded by society because every adult has a vested interest in the welfare of every child. The Irish have forgotten this and so too many peoples of the world – an error that must be corrected.
    As for Christianity, now is the time for it to go into action as it makes no provision for acceptance of wrong.

  • Bill, this is concerning. Where were you attacked by these mindless pro-sodomites? I don’t mind going in and backing up truth.

  • I feel your pain, Bill.

  • You are right on about Bono. He is a wolf. My pastor exposes his true horns in this Good fight ministries video.
    It seems to me true Christians will be hated for standing up boldly in these compromising days. True Christians will be known by their fruit, and we are called to make righteous judgements and be fruit inspectors.
    God Bless and know you are not alone!

    U2 / Bono – Sold Soul for Rock n Roll – – Satanic Promotors – YouTube
    Video for good fight ministries bono▶ 7:58
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1zDgGkdj8
    Nov 12, 2012 – Uploaded by yashuafreak
    Clip from the 10 Hour video series from Good Fight Ministries with Joe Schimmel showing the …

  • Hi Bill
    Was watching one of the morning tripe shows when one of the female presenters said she shed a tear when it was announced the “gay marriage” referendum had passed. How much more appropriate if she had wept for the evil that will result from this decision.
    Christians need to stand and be counted in this battle.
    Vic

  • Well it was good while it lasted, could the last person out please close the door and hang the vacant sign up please.

  • “…..But the number of people in Christian leadership who have attacked me on this……has just boggled my mind, grieved my spirit, rattled my soul, and reminded me once again how utterly apostate, compromised and carnal so much of the church has become…..’

    I’ve just been reading up about the Puritans within the Church of England in the early 1600’s, and of those who moved to the likes of New England. I found that ‘puritanism’ was mostly to do with their actions within the CoE; wearing hats into church, not singing, not kneeling for Communion, not saying one particular Prayer, ect, – and not really at all about their personal practises on matters like alcohol, cigarettes etc.

    I never thought I’d be calling myself a Puritan within the wider Church, and over such a matter as objecting to pro-gay theology – but there you go Bill.

    I’m actually glad I can call myself a Puritan Christian as it will just drive the point home further [pun unintended] to the appeasers and the homo lobby. And as I’ve been saying for a few years now – “We are the counter culture, we are now the cool ones.”

    God Bless Bill.

  • Proud to be a Puritan.

    I mainly only read Puritan sermons, books and writings, my favourite being Matthew Henry.

  • I should explain the joke. When people quote scriptures like:-

    Rom 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

    Firstly, you can’t say it’s un-Christ-like to judge because God (Christ) is the judge (dumb). Secondly, what Paul was talking about here are things like eating and what days to reverence. When these things are purged from your person through the refining fire it makes little difference to who or what you are – you are still a viable entity but if the big sins (like homosexuality) are removed people would no longer be viable beings. This is why people who practice homosexuality call themselves homosexuals because it is integral to who they are but I don’t go around calling myself a pork eater.

    The “daily sacrifice” is literally in Hebrew a “stretch”. It is God reaching out to us to lift us onto a higher plane. The whole point is to lift people up to a higher level of obedience not to be a viable way of maintaining us where we are currently sinning indefinitely. It is not Jesus’ natural position to be sacrificed daily – He is meant to be on the throne and so the “daily sacrifice” cannot go on forever. When we treat God like that we actually cause the sacrifice to end because it is a complete insult and abuse of God if we don’t repent and because it simply cannot go on indefinitely. It has an apportioned time. This is why I say:-

    Dan 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
    Dan 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

    So what we are seeing is the truth cast down and the sanctuary (church) and the host (all people) trodden under foot by what is happening with the marriage redefinition and (in our human thinking) redefining homosexuality to not be sin. Here it is called the transgression (or rebellion) of desolation but elsewhere it is called the abomination of desolation or the abomination that makes desolate.

  • A prominent former pastor and his social media followers are ecstatically happy about the referendum result. They obviously live in an alternate universe called Hunky Dory Land.

  • Keep up the good work, Bill. Keep sounding the trumpet. God is searching men’s hearts and many will be found wanting.

  • Speaking of the whole sexual field (not just homosexuality) here’s something to keep in mind:
    www.crisismagazine.com/2015/the-protohomosexual
    www.firstthings.com/article/2014/03/against-heterosexuality

  • Poor Bill, – bashed up by the ‘brethren’, sullied by the ‘saints’,
    I suppose it relates to the quote ‘Those who cease to resist evil,will hate those who do resist’. Lord Jesus defined marriage, quoting from Genesis– The Church leaders should have used this- atomic bomb of scripture- to end the debate. What luciferian arrogance, for ‘christians’? to question and overide this clear teaching of the Lord. Ireland has set the bar so low only The snake can get under it. Will God speak to Ireland though natural and economic disaster ? It’s the usual language reserved for those who ‘trample the Son of God underfoot.’
    God have mercy, on all of us.

  • I believe Greg Bahnsen put it well, in his excellent book “By This Standard”, “In Western culture is the tension between an unrestrained, tyrannical state on the one hand and the liberated unrestrained individualism on the other. The immoral policies of the state are matched by the immoral lives of its citizens.”

  • Yes John Abbot, why should we discriminate against other marriages that come in different shapes and sizes. In the name of equality, diversity, inclusiveness, tolerance, non- discrimination and progress we should also celebrate these:-

    PAEDOHILE MARRIAGE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYleXcpbzKY
    INCEST
    i) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tRvPugfY2w
    ii) www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7662232/Grandmother-and-grandson-to-have-child-together.html
    iii) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uISyLEAHZBI
    iv) www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7662232/Grandmother-and-grandson-to-have-child-together.html
    NECROPHILIA
    i) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oGN-GlMk68
    ii) www.theguardian.com/world/2009/nov/17/french-woman-marries-dead-partner
    OBJECTUMSEXUAL MARRIAGES:
    i) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXlaS_jYBFQ
    ii)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV6Yg6ZkolQ
    BISEXUAL MARRIAGE
    i) www.brusselsjournal.com/node/301
    SELFY MARRIAGE
    i) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3axSo6o9dvY
    ii) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojZg3e3KSpk
    ZOOPHILE MARRIAGE
    i) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMmFBBwumPw
    ii) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbP3l3Oj6Qk
    TRANSGENDER MARRIAGE
    i) metro.co.uk/2015/01/07/couple-who-met-as-gay-men-to-be-married-as-transgender-women-5012322/
    ii) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqM-mpisvSQ

    POLYGAMY, POLYANDRY, POLYAMORY AND POLYPHILIA

    David Skinner UK

  • Well said Bill, but you’re in good company. Even the self-described “atheistic libertarian” journalist, Brendan O’Neill, writes of the Irish gay lobby:

    “The most striking thing about the Yes camp has been its intolerance: its hostility to dissent; its demonization of its opponents; the casualness with which it wrote off swathes of Ireland as bigots, cretins, unfit for modern public life.”

    And it’s amusing to see how the luke-warm Christians now rush to use the Irish vote as a reason for same-sex marriage. Their cry is, in effect, Vox Populii Vox Dei—“the voice of the people is the voice of God”. In other words, if the mob want Barabbas they must be given him.

  • What I can’t believe as well is that many of these ‘Christian leaders’ are are elderly folk! I’ve even had one guy involved in apostasy tell me I should listen to him because he was much older than me.

    I believe in the sufficiency of Scripture, I’m not going to listen to anything contrary to them!

    David Clay, Darwin

  • Anyone who say’s that homosexuality is acceptable to God doesn’t know their Bible nor do they know God, its that simple. The Bible clearly states homosexuality is sin, if sin is acceptable then Christ need not have died. The so called Christians who condone the Homosexual choices undermine their own profession. They should stop pretending to be Christians their foolishness will cost the lives of those Christ has died to save.

  • As you so rightly say, the compromise of church leaders is tragic. Take, for example, the stance of Lord Carey in the UK, whom in many things one greatly respects. He has been a principle figure in the Coalition for Marriage organisation set up to oppose the redefinition of marriage. He has made a good defence of marriage as a lifelong union between one man and one woman.

    He has, however, undermined that defence by publicly stating on Sky News on February 20th 2013 that homosexuality is not morally wrong and that he wants homosexual relationships to be stable and committed.

    So the former archbishop’s position is that a committed homosexual relationship is acceptable in God’s sight. This represents a plain rejection of Scriptural teaching. Many others seem to be falling into the trap of thinking that if one adds ‘commitment’ to a sinful relationship, it somehow ceases to be sinful.

    Strangely, the Coalition for Marriage, which has in an excellent manner defended traditional marriage in the UK and which is supported by many Christians, has nevertheless endorsed Lord Carey’s position by posting the Sky News interview on its own website, even though in that interview Biblical truth is flatly denied.

    It is futile trying to defend traditional marriage, unless we also call sin by its proper name. The rejection of God’s authority as supreme lawmaker is the primary factor in the whole rise of the gay rights movement.

  • Hi Bill, if it is any consolation, as a young Christian (in faith not age) I have become eternally grateful for your articles. You speak with the clarity of scripture in your heart. Through your writings my eyes have opened, and I see more clearly than ever before what it is to walk as a Christian.

    Your words do not go unheeded.

    God bless, and may he give you strength in all that you do.

  • To the confessing Christians leaders of this nation,

    You have built, yet He has not built with you,
    You have expanded your tent pegs, yet He did not grant it to you.
    You have built walls with untempered mortar and yes they shall fall.
    O great hailstones shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
    Yes, The LORD is utterly against you.
    He shall pull down your walls, and the foundations thereof shall be exposed.
    Yes, the remnant will be delivered from your teeth.

    You have been led away and seduced by other spirits that are not of God.
    You stand before Him, as spiritual adulterers.
    His wrath is indeed kindled against you.
    You have failed to stand against and drive out the sin that leavens and destroys His children.
    You have utterly polluted your gatherings with your proud, vain, abominable incense.
    You have not worshiped The LORD in Spirit and Truth.
    You have desired the praise of men, more than the praise of God.
    You seek your own glory.

    You have hated the homosexuals and every other sinner in this nation,
    For you have lied to them, cloaking and blinding millions with your false peace.
    You cover the light of Gods judgments with your flattering robes of darkness,
    You desire to be esteemed by carnal men, seeking the worship of their flesh.
    You have preached your “false jesus” who does not hate sin,
    Your “false jesus” who does not and cannot deliver, nor save men from being slaves to sin,
    Your “false jesus” who cannot deliver men from the powers of darkness.
    You deceitful liars, you desire men to worship you, you have made them as your merchandise.
    Many have been deceived by your seducing lies,
    Many souls have stumbled, being blinded by your darkness,
    The blood of many is on your hands.

    And you, the unfaithful Christian leaders of this nation,
    Who have seen and looked on in silence, you now stand guilty before God, covered in blood.

    Hear the word of The LORD,
    The black waters of wickedness are coming;
    The wicked of this nation shall greatly increase and will rule and reign over you and your children`s, children.
    This nation will be given over to terrible judgments,
    such as has never been seen before in this land.
    Yes The LORD has spoken,
    there shall be natural disasters which shall include tsunamis, hurricanes and great hail storms.
    Yes, The LORD has and shall continue to send these plagues upon you,
    that the power of your pride would be broken, that you might be humbled and with all your heart, you would cry out to God and repent for all your abominations that you have committed.
    For make no mistake, this land shall know war, and it shall be utterly given over into the hand of its enemies that now surround it.

    Yes, the truth of God shall be hidden from your ears,
    for The LORD shall hide it from you and in its place He shall pour His fury out upon you,
    Spiritual darkness shall indeed cover this land, and the destruction thereof shall be as the waste lands, of a great black watered tsunami, that came as a thief in the night.

    Woe to you, the confessing Christian leaders in this land.
    Woe to this nation of Australia.

    For those whom have ears to hear, let them hear.
    For those who do not, Woe unto you.

    (Ezekiel 3:17-19)
    Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
    18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
    My hands are now clean of your blood.

    From a servant of The King.. Jesus Christ

  • Here in the once free USA, the real Christians are generally called “Conservative Christians” with a sneer. The government has listed this group as dangerous along side the right wingers to be watched. This shows who will be targeted when it all falls apart.
    Naturally the apostate church will be marching to the governments’ PC tune as you have already experienced Bill.
    As you said, the sheep and the goats are being separated.
    The howling mob of goats will think they are winning.
    I pity them when they have to face our Lord.
    Come soon Lord Jesus. Please strengthen us during the dark days.

  • Bill: it is time to name names. You should list the church leaders who are lambasting you. Perhaps some of their followers will see it and have their eyes opened. Or perhaps not.

  • # Jo Deller

    Thanks very much Jo, and for Matthew Henry, I will most certainly look him up.

  • I’m on the verge of becoming a Done, contrary to my optimistic outlook in a previous article

  • Unfortunately the Church in Ireland lost it’s moral authority and as a result this was sadly inevitable. God warned David that his sin will cause the enemies of God to blaspheme him.

  • It is one thing to challenge the ideologies but when you touch the idols… look out!

  • Red alert, Tony Abbott is facing renewed pressure on ‘gay marriage’:

    au.prime7.yahoo.com/n7/news/a/-/national/28214229/abbott-faces-pressure-on-gay-marriage/

    Spread the word to contact him to encourage him to hold the line:

    www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm

    Also for Australians, contact your local MP’s and senators to encourage them to hold the line:

    www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian_Search_Results?q=&sta=WA&mem=1&sen=1&par=-1&gen=0&ps=12

  • Hi Bill, thanks for the article, was a very good read.

    I like to think of this as a borg take over. starts with one, then expands exponentially.
    They have a collective mind set.
    They all use exactly the same talking points.
    You cannot reason with them.
    To know exactly what they are going to say, listen to a white house press briefing and the alphabet soup news.
    Pretty simple really.

    I noted this because, since Obama made mention of Christians getting off their high horse because of the crusades, almost every left leaner has mentioned the crusades and that we are just on our high horse.

    Isolated patterns, builds a picture.

    Neil.

  • G’day Bill,
    I wish you could feel free to name and shame these ‘Christian leaders. ‘ I, for one, would like to take them on, personally, if any were, leaders in my denomination, following Matthew 18. I would have thought it neither illegal or defamatory nor morally wrong to quote the letter or email to someone like yourself who runs a well known blog. Some of these ‘Christian leaders’ may need to be outed so those who know them can do what needs and can be done to challenge them.

    Shalom, thanking God for your work,

    Andrew Campbell
    Stanborough

  • There are plenty of shoes I would hate to be on Judgement Day.

  • Mark Wong, ‘ heterosexual’ and ‘homosexual’, like the hoax neologisms “gay marriage” or the as the Italian designers,Dolce & Gabbana, more tragically called Elton John’s children, “chemical or synthetic”babies, were bogus terms invented by Karl Maria Kertbeny, in the late 19th century
    www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/08/gay-choice-science-sexual-identity?page=2

    Kertbeny could never have dreamed of the consequences of his invention; but like Coca Cola it has spread to the furthest reaches of whole Earth and even outer space.

    Listen Professor Eric Anderson of Winchester University queering the minds of students with his suggestion that homophobia is simply a useless defence mechanism against the charge of being accused of being gay. The conclusion, being, that we are all born queer. So just accept it and ‘have sex with whatever grabs your fancy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3epV2SApAI

    Tragically these serpent whisperings into minds of immature teenagers and that of their equally vulnerable parents, tormenting them with thoughts the homosexuality is a state of being, as opposed to being merely a behaviour – a man mixing his semen with excrement in the waste passage of another man- has had tragic consequences. And no doubt will result in many more deaths.

    Read this story of the destruction of a once close knit family, with a helping hand from Stonewall, the gay charity.
    www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/19/dominic-crouch-homophobic-bullying-suicide
    www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Dad-paid-moving-tribute-Dominic-Crouch-15/story-11884599-detail/story.html
    www.theguardian.com/careers/roger-crouch-stone-wall-square-peg-media
    www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Mum-regrets-tackle-son-s-fears/story-15280562-detail/story.html

    Ben Summerskill, Stonewall’s chief executive, who worked closely with the couple whispered these thoughts into the minds of every parent:
    “It was genuinely uplifting to see the way he and Paola were trying to make sense, both of what had happened and of the future. It would have been terribly easy for them just to immediately move on and not consider how they might help to change other people’s lives.”
    “We don’t know whether Dominic was gay or not, but one of the sad truths of so many similar cases is that parents tend to go into complete denial, even when there is quite significant evidence as to why their child committed suicide. In these cases, those parents are going through all the emotions of discovering their child might have been gay, as well as facing the trauma of losing a child.”
    www.theguardian.com/society/2012/feb/19/dominic-crouch-homophobic-bullying-suicide

    David Skinner UK

  • Can you imagine what would happen if Bono or any other high profile celebrity came out against faux marriage for homosexuals? They would be hounded and vilified mercilessly. Their money making potential would evaporate.

    Ultimately, these people worship themselves and the money they make. If you want to see true Christians sacrificing for their beliefs, seek out (google) the Benham brothers, Peter and Hazelmary Bull, Melissa Klein. There are real Christian martyrs out there today.

    In our lifetimes we will, as Christians, be challenged with a much harder decision than whether we should attend church next Sunday. It has already started.

  • I was encouraged in my reading over the last few days by Psalm 69, taken a few verses at time.

  • 1 Corinthians 6: [9] Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,* nor sodomites, [10] nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. [11] And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
    [19] Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
    [19] Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

  • 1 Corinthians 3:[17] If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

  • Bill, Thank God for your Bible based and discipled living and writing. Thank God for the few others, who are living Bible based and disciplined
    Take away God and the world is lost.

  • Bill,

    I too, had a major run-in and castigating from the “Christians” of an online newsletter of which I wrote a piece on U2 and Bono. It’s based in the UK, and the responses I received were scathing lambasts of my lack of biblical knowledge, none of which contained anything resembling scripture, or in the least-wise Christian in composition. I don’t know what it is about the whole U2 Bono thing, but it will sure get the ire of the Icabod!

  • Dear All

    It seems to me that the next step is purity and holiness, as the world and the apostate church goes down the gurgler, those that truly fear God and keep his commandments will, with His blessing, shine ever brighter. We cannot be surprised when the apostate church seeks to kill us, as Cain did Abel his brother, because Abel had a better sacrifice. God calls us to treat our body as a temple of the Holy Spirit, this cannot be if it is a home of sin.

    It is becoming clear to me that many in the church do not want holiness and purity, they want sin. They love sin more than they love God. We can expect to be killed by our brother Christians who will hate the holiness of God that comes from eschewing sin.

    I very much believe that the days of denominational church are over. You can’t have a website now that says your church is against homosexual practice, it will not be tolerated. Thus real believers will seek each other out and meet in homes in the underground or alternative church, much like in China. We will risk all for this and for our desire to hold to Biblical truth, i.e. the Word of God as revealed in Scripture.

    For some good sources of Puritan materials I have found the following very helpful

    www.sermonaudio.com/sermonsspeaker.asp

    www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Geoffrey_Botkin

    truthxchange.com

    www.ezrainstitute.ca/resource-library/author-index/joe-boot

    Also I believe we can learn much and be greatly encouraged by the Persecuted Church and I receive the daily devotionals from Open Doors which are written for our brothers and sisters who are suffering now. These testimonies are a great strengthener and source of courage and hope as we prepare for what is coming. It is, I believe, having one’s wick trimmed and one’s lamp filled with oil.

    www.christianity.com/devotionals/standing-strong-through-the-storm/standing-strong-through-the-storm-may-14.html

    I would be very interested in other communicants thoughts on this and in particular who are the One hundred and forty four thousand of Revelation chapters 7 and 14 ? Are we part of them ?

    Blessings
    Naomi

  • It is so sad when the so-called Christian leaders kept silent and did not speak for God as his prophets and watchmen in their generation. They are so ashamed of their Lord speaking the truth on behalf of God. Bill I believe, you are a prophet – a man of God because you are not speaking for yourself, but the Spirit of God is speaking through you (Mat 10:20). Fear not for the Lord is with you. There are many true disciples of Christ and his remnants standing with you in these last days.

    There is a day coming in which mankind will all stand in judgment before the Lord God – Jesus Christ who will be the Judge of all. The Bible said, “Just as mortals are appointed to die once and then to experience a judgment” (Heb 9:27). We have two certain appointments: “death and judgment.” These cannot be cancelled. When we draw our last breath our eternal destiny is sealed. Judgment day is certain. There is no way to escape it. All of us will be there for this final appointment. The apostle Paul said, “In time we will all stand in judgment before the throne of the Christ the Liberating King, to receive what is just for our conduct (whether it be good or bad) while we lived in this temporary body. So because we stand in awe of the one true Lord, we make it our aim to convince all people of the truth of the gospel; God sees who we really are, and I hope in some way that you’ll look deeply into your consciences to see us as well” (2 Cor 5:10-11). No one will be excluded from the Judgment. Every person, who has ever lived, that is now living, and who will ever live, will stand before the Lord and be judged.

    Dear readers, come to Jesus when you can because God has set a day when He is going to judge the world with justice by the Man – Christ Jesus the Lord He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead (Acts 17:31).

  • Slightly off topic but it made me laugh so much I had to share it somewhere. Greens Senator Sarah Hansen Young I believe said it “cupid does not discriminate and neither should the law”. This surely must be the pinnacle and the essence of logical argument?
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • THE APOSTATE CHURCH AS PERSECUTOR

    This is taken from Standing Strong in the Storm for Persecuted Christians. It highlights the significance of a hostile apostate church to the safety of the church that is true to God and the Teachings of the LORD Jesus Christ. We have been warned, do not be surprises when these apostates who are falling like dominos start falling on us to destroy as agents of Satan. They will NOT be able to TOLERATE the truth.

    “Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him.” Matthew 26:3-4

    “In the New Testament we see Satan using five external tactics against the church; rulers, priests, merchants, mobs and families – and of course, these often occurred in combinations. The followers of Jesus tend to unite the enemies of Jesus, so that quite unlikely alliances can be created. Jesus himself saw this when the Pharisees and the Herodians—two groups that never spoke to each other—got together to plot his assassination after he healed a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath (Mark 3:6).

    “Surprising to some, the rulers are not the biggest persecutors of Christians in the New Testament. That dubious honor falls to the Jewish priestly caste. But there is no doubt that strong opposition came from the rulers. Pontius Pilate was complicit in the death of Jesus; Herod Agrippa killed the apostle James in Jerusalem (Acts 12:2); and of course Nero initiated a terrible persecution against the Christians of Rome in AD 64—the community most think Mark’s Gospel was written to encourage.

    “Though it was Pilate’s order, it was really the Jewish high priest who pushed Pilate into giving the order for the persecution when he was inclined to let Jesus go (see John 18:31), and tried to accomplish this by arranging a crowd clemency scene.

    “All throughout his ministry, Jesus’ bitterest enemies were the priests. And so it proved for the early church. The first flogging of Christians was administered under the auspices of the Sanhedrin (Acts 5:40), and the first martyrdom of a Christian (Stephen) was carried out by enraged clerics (Acts 7:54-59). And so it continued also for Paul, the main character of the early church, ironically a former Pharisee and a witness to the stoning of Stephen.

    “But it is a sad fact that the class threatened most by radical Christian faith is the clerical class, whether of one’s own religious persuasion or of a rival one. This is not to say all clerics are persecutors. Many Pharisees became followers of Jesus, and some, like Nicodemus and Simon, were the very model of courtesy and open-mindedness. Nevertheless, in the history of the church, other “believers” have perpetrated most violence on Christians.”

    RESPONSE:
    Satan uses external as well as internal tactics to attack the advance of the Kingdom of God.

    PRAYER:
    Lord, help me show love to other “believers” who do not hear Your voice but are used as tools of the enemy.

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