Sincerely Wrong

Lately, I have been thinking about the state of the church and the mindset of the Christian leaders, the men God has called to lead His people. As shepherds, pastors are called by God to teach the people the Word of God. Paul said: Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:26-27). What a huge responsibility!

I wonder what pastors are thinking when they say homosexuality is not a sin. Have they read God’s Word? Do they know the full council of the Lord? Are they qualified to teach the congregation the full council of the Lord?

Think of the pride and arrogance of a man who will say, “God is wrong.” What a crazy, misguided mindset. Think about that statement; “God is wrong.” In 1 Corinthians 3:19, Paul the Apostle said: For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness,” and yet men will say, “God is wrong.” That is the height of men’s foolishness!

You may not have heard a pastor say, “God is wrong,” but that is what every pastor is saying when he says homosexuality is not sin. God’s Word is very clear. From the beginning, in Leviticus 18:22, God said: You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.

Read the Scriptures. God has plainly said: … that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:21). What things? Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, … (Galatians 5:19-21). These pastors are leading people straight to hell with the lies they proclaim from the pulpit. They may sincerely believe they are teaching the truth, but they are sincerely wrong, and in their ignorance, they are leading souls to hell.

As I contemplated this issue, praying to see what God would show me, He revealed something more. While these men and women are overtly spitting in God’s eye, there are things we do every day, as Christians, that make God a liar. They are in direct opposition to God’s Word.

Every one of us is going to stand before the Throne of God. If we have been in church, heard the Word and read our Bibles, we will have no excuse. These pastors, who are proclaiming lies, calling God a liar, will be held accountable as they stand before the King of kings and Lord of lord. Will they be able to say, like Paul the Apostle, I am innocent of the blood of all men? This is a question we should all ask ourselves, as we contemplate the days we are living in.

— Staff Writer