God Hath No Pleasure in the Death of the Wicked
by David J. Stewart | July 2016
Ezekiel 33:11, “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”
I love uncompromising, authoritative, unapologetic, caring, truth-telling, sin-hating, people-loving, King James Bible only, simplicity that is in Christ, gutsy, preachers!!! The only hope for America are fundamentalist preachers in pulpits across the nation, taking a bold uncompromising, unapologetic, stand upon the inspired Word of God! I'm talking about the precious KING JAMES BIBLE!!! The church has lost her authority today, because of the modern powerless Bible revisions. “Running Short On Authority” (an awesome life-changing MP3 sermon by Brother Lester Roloff).
Christians Ought Never Rejoice Over the Death of the Wicked
On July 14, 2016 the faithful preacher of the Verity Baptist Church, Pastor Jason Jimenez, got himself into trouble with the liberal media and the homosexual community, when he boldly said that he applauded the nightclub murder of 49 homosexuals (50 with the shooter) in Orlando, Florida. I was immediately reminded of 2nd Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Also, our text passage of Scripture teaches in Ezekiel 33:11 that God has “NO PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF THE WICKED.” Jesus Christ is “the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1st John 2:2b). Christ died for all men, because all men are woeful sinners, including woeful sinners like me!
In general I support the soul-winning ministries of Pastor Steven L. Anderson and Pastor Roger Jimenez. I support all King James Bible only churches, who teach the simplicity that is in Christ, and are actively trying to win lost souls to Jesus Christ! However, I totally disagree with two things that Brother Jimenez recently said:
First, I do not agree with Pastor Roger Jimenez that believers ought not mourn for homosexuals when they die. Pastor Jimenez recently said (regarding the Orlando shootings):
“... The tragedy is, I'm kind of upset he didn't finish the job! Because these people are predators! They are abusers, they take advantage of people! ...The Bible paints a picture that these are wicked people!” —Pastor Roger Jimenez, Verity Baptist Church, Sacramento, California
Certainly there is plenty of evidence to support Pastor Jimenez' claim that homosexuals are a threat to children, but that doesn't make it right to rejoice when anyone perishes into the fires of Hell. Personally, I think they went too far by applauding the Orlando murders. I would never applaud such a horrible event. The Bible lists other sins of Sodom in Ezekiel. Ezekiel 16:49, “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” Laziness, pride and covetousness are just as wicked as homosexuality! So, Biblically, if you want to bring God's wrath down on sinners, then you'd have to include all of the American people! We are a sinfully proud nation of arrogant, obese, lazy and irresponsibly adults. Certainly, we deserve God's judgment upon us as Americans, for abandoning His Holy Word in our schools, homes and churches.
Pastor Fred W. Phelps Sr. (1929-2014) was a sincere man I believe, a Calvinist minister in Kansas, who openly hated homosexuals. Phelps' several children were all lawyers (I'm sure he needed their help often). Pastor Phelps would attend a funeral of coal minors that just died in an accident, holding up signs which read, “Thank God for dead coal miners!” At other funerals, Phelps and his congregation held up signs reading, “Thank God for dead soldiers!” and “Thank God for the victims of 9/11!” Mr. Phelps continually incited anger and hatred nationwide against Christians by such hateful antics. As awful as what he was doing seems, he was simply trying to get people's attention, to force them to face their sins. I totally disagree with what Phelps did! I would never disrupt a funeral or rejoice in someone's pain and loss. Yet, Pastor Phelps comes closer to being right than a wicked nation that refuses to address the holocaust on human life by abortion. That is why abortion is often called, “THE SILENT HOLOCAUST!” Abortion is murder! Americans are murderers! Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill.”
Second, I totally disagree with Pastor Jimenez that homosexuals cannot be saved because God has written them off as unreachable. If a Satan worshipping sorcerer named “Simon” in Acts chapter eight could get saved, so can Sir Elton John! If a dying unnamed thief crucified on a cross next to our dear Lord could be saved, so also can U.S. President Barack Obama! If a town prostitute named “Mary Magdalene” could get saved, so also can Miss Bruce Jenner! If a psychotic mass-murdering king named “Nebuchadnezzar” could get saved, so also can Ozzy Osbourne! Yes my friend, if you still have a pulse, there is hope for you getting born-again!!! Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” If God would save a wretched sinner like me, then God will save anyone! Don't judge others because they sin differently than you!
Leviticus 20:13 in the Old Testament is Not a Hate Crime, it is God's Holy Word
Mr. Phelps was trying to express the truth that we deserve to suffer as a nation because of our wickedness! And I tell you friend, Americas days of liberty and freedom are numbered! God won't be mocked! Judgment day is coming!!! Our time of reckoning is assuredly coming for our sinful idolatry, pride, indifference, drunkenness, abortion, pornography, rock and roll, drug abuse, public nudity, Hollywood adultery, Walt Disney pedophilia, shady business practices, dishonest banks, cruel imprisonment, lying politicians and every form of evil imaginable!!! Again, I don't agree with Pastor Phelps' cruel methods, but he would probably say that, “Drastic times call for drastic measures!” What is worse, holding up offensive signs that incite hate, or murdering precious little children in the womb? So you see, it's all truly a matter of perspective.
The Bible forewarns of coming “perilous (difficult to endure) times” in the last days, when men shall “become lovers of their own selves” (2nd Timothy 3:1-2). In other words, when men choose for themselves what is good and evil instead of God (as outlined in His Holy Word), then man's opinion becomes the law of the land. Since man's opinion keeps changing, so also do man's laws! And as men drift further and further away from a holy God
The same can be said about Pastor Jimenez' harsh comments in June about the Orlando killings at a homosexual nightclub. Which is worse, offending the public by expressing one's desire to see Leviticus 20:13 become a reality in 2016; or disobeying God by committing the sin of homosexuality, permit sodomites to get married, and God forbid, place adoptive children under their care? Your answer will solely depend upon your relationship with the Word of God. Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Within the sole context of Leviticus 20:13, Pastor Jimenez said:
Pastor refuses to mourn Orlando victims: ‘The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die’
“I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put a firing squad in front of them, and blow their brains out,” Jimenez said during his Sunday sermon, which Verity Baptist posted on its website under the title “the Christian response to the Orlando murders.”
SOURCE: The Washington Post - Pastor Roger Jimenez, Verity Baptist Church, Sacramento, California
The Biblical truth is that WE ARE ALL SINNERS IN GOD'S SIGHT! We ought to mourn for all sinners who perish without Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. We ought never rejoice in the death of the wicked! But we should rejoice in seeing justice executed. That is what Brother Jimenez desires as a man of God, and so should all of us as believers. Something is wrong with your Christian walk if you don't desire to see the abortion industry shut down, Hollywood put out of business, and “Sin City” Las Vegas cleaned up of its amoral filth, whoredoms and wicked gambling. Our position as believers ought to be to love all sinners, because every sinner is still the object of God's unconditional love—a pure love that sent Jesus Christ to the cross to pay for our sins!!! Every person was important enough for Jesus to bleed and die for, and our love for sinners as Christians and preachers, ought to equal our hatred against people's sins. Remember, we are sinners too! WE ARE SINNERS TOO! So in hating sin and loving people, there must be a balance! We must never love sin, nor hate the sinner. Granted, it can get confusing at times on the spiritual battlefield.
I do believe as a Christian that the government ought to punish crimes, but I think God's Word ought to determine what is right and wrong, not sinful men. Yesterday men said that marijuana was wrong, today they it is right in 25 states. Yesterday men said alcohol was right, then wrong in 1919, then right again (and has been since 1933). Yesterday men said abortion was wrong, but now since 1973 they say it is right. Yesterday men said homosexuality was wrong, but now since 2015 they say it is right. Boy, men sure are a confused bunch! This is why it is imperative that people obey the Holy Bible and not other men, because men always change but God stays the same!
For the Wages of Sin is Death—And That Includes All of Us!
Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
Some people came to Jesus with some juicy bad news. They said something like, “Hey Jesus, did you hear about what Pilate did to those Galileans who came to sacrifice? ... HE SACRIFICED THEM!” Luke 13:1, “There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.” Jesus replied by pointing out that they were just as wicked and guilty in God's eyes as the Galileans... AND THEY MIGHT VERY WELL BE NEXT! Luke 13:2-3, “And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Jesus mentioned 18 people killed when a wall suddenly fell upon them. Jesus again points out that all men (everyone) are guilty sinners in God's sight... FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH!!! Luke 13:4-5, “Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Jesus said, “No, they weren't worse sinner than you, and you're going to perish the same way if you don't repent!”
ABC news reported:
A recording of the sermon, given by Pastor Roger Jimenez from Verity Baptist Church, was posted to YouTube the day after the tragedy.
In the video, Jimenez preached to his congregation that they should not be grieving the homosexual victims of the shootings, comparing those killed to pedophiles.
“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?” asked Jimenez. “Um no. I think that’s great. I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida, is a little safer tonight. The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die. The tragedy is I’m kind of upset he didn’t finish the job – because these people are predators. They are abusers.”
Jimenez went on to criticize the government, saying he wished homosexuals would be put in front of a firing squad.
“I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put the firing squad in front of them and blow their brains out,” Jimenez said.
SOURCE: Sacramento Baptist pastor praises Orlando massacre
In the preceding link/video, a female reporter says some frightening words: “It seems that we need to do more to fight that hatred!” What does she have in mind? Will they start shooting Christians? (That's what the Communists did) She says they need to “DO MORE TO FIGHT THAT HATRED!” If calling for the government to make homosexuality a punishable crime (as it was in all 50 states in 1962 and as Leviticus 20:13 teaches)—and that harelips every rabid dog in the county—then so be it!
There is Always Hope for the Most Hardened Sinner to Get Saved
Second, I totally disagree that homosexuals cannot be saved because God has written them off as unreachable. ANYBODY CAN BE SAVED!!! If a Satan worshipping sorcerer named “Simon” in Acts chapter eight could get saved, so can Sir Elton John! If a dying unnamed thief crucified on a cross next to our dear Lord could be saved, so also can U.S. President Barack Obama! If a town prostitute named “Mary Magdalene” could get saved, so also can Miss Bruce Jenner! If a psychotic mass-murdering king named “Nebuchadnezzar” could get saved, so also can Ozzy Osbourne! Yes my friend, if you still have a pulse, there is hope for you getting born-again!!! Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Reporter Kellie McCown of KXTV asked Pastor Jimenez, “What about loving the sinner, but hating the sin?” Pastor Jimenez replied, “Their conscience has been seared! They've crossed a line. They cannot be saved anyway! ... ” Respectfully, that is totally unbiblical teaching. No one is beyond the reach of God's saving grace.
1st Corinthians 6:9-11, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
There's actually speculation that the shootings were a false flag terror attack. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (one of my favorite truth-tellers) is raising suspicions that no one may have died at all, as part of a false flag staged terror attack to further conspire to confiscate American's guns. Veterans Today (an awesome website) agrees with Paul Craig Roberts. Please read Dr. Robert's intriguing June 14, 2016 article titled, “Orlando Shooting: Still No Evidence!”
Based on my research, I am fully convinced that no one died at Sandy Hook, which was a massive staged CIA fraud, but I haven't researched any conclusions regarding the Orlando shootings. It wouldn't surprise me at all if it turns out to have been falsely staged. The Illuminati desperately want to confiscate American's guns, and then we will be helpless against them!
1936 Spain (“The people found themselves helpless... forced to register & surrender arms!”).
I agree with Pastor J. Frank Norris (1877-1952)—“I'd rather be in trouble with the Devil than be in trouble with God!” (MP3 sermon). Pastor Jimenez comes a lot closer to being right than all the spineless preachers today who won't stand for anything! I certainly agree with Pastor Jimenez on the Holy Bible. As recent as 1962, homosexuality was a punishable crime in all 50 states. Prison sentences were often cruel and incarceration times lasted for decades. Thomas Jefferson, author of the “Declaration of Independence,” drafted a bill concerning the criminal laws of Virginia in which he directed that the penalty for sodomy should be castration. (Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew A. Lipscomb, ed. (Washington, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904) Vol. I, pp. 226-27, from Jefferson's “For Proportioning Crimes and Punishments.”) What has changed in our nation in just 50 years, going from homosexuality being completely despised and sunned, to being completely allowed and promoted? We live in a confused society. Millions of Americans have been prosecuted and imprisoned for marijuana possession, yet the drug is now legal in 25 states and will soon be allowed nationwide. God never changes friend (Malachi 3:6), men keep changing!
Pastor Roger Jimenez is unfairly being narrowed out by the mainstream newsmedia, while they've completely ignored the fact that Senator Ted Cruz and presidential candidate's Mike Huckabee and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal (all three of these men are pro-Israeli lobby, Zionists) have shown 100% support for controversial Pastor Kevin Swanson, who says Gays love each other like cannibals love their victims! If Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church said that, it would be all over the media by sunset!!! You see, only a Zionist can call for the killing of anyone! “The Sounds of Fundamentalism: God Says Execute the Gays” by Kevin Swanson. So you see, capital punishment for criminals doesn't sound so bad when enough people say it. But it that how we're supposed to determine right and wrong, by the popular consensus? No, of course not. Unfortunately, America's courts no longer honor God's Word as the only standard in all matters of faith, morality and civil law.
The only alternative is man becoming his own God. Romans 1:25, “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature [the thing formed] more than the Creator [God], who is blessed for ever. Amen.” The reason why the Holy Bible and prayer have been removed and banned from America's public schools since 1963, homosexuals are getting married in man's eyes, and transgendered bathrooms are being forced on everyone, and all manner of sexual deviancy is being inflicted upon today's youth—is simply because this generation of humanity has chosen to worship the creation instead of the Creator. The created (mankind) is of more importance to men, than our divine Creator.
Reporter Kellie McCown of KXTV asked Pastor Jimenez, “What about loving the sinner, but hating the sin?” Pastor Jimenez replied, “Their conscience has been seared! They've crossed a line. They cannot be saved anyway! ... ” Respectfully, that is totally unbiblical teaching. No one is beyond the reach of God's saving grace. I don't care if you're Liberace, there is still a chance for you to be saved by faith in Christ Jesus. The Bible doesn't say in Romans 1:24 that God gave them up to go to Hell”; but rather, He “gave them up to uncleanness.” We know that God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2nd Peter 3:9). God wants all people to change their mind. This means that there is still hope for anyone to be saved. God does not predetermine who gets saved or who doesn't. It is completely an individual choice. God never forces Himself on anyone. God doesn't force anyone to get saved. There is no such thing as “irresistible grace” (a Calvinist false doctrine). It bothers me when I hear any preacher saying that homosexuals are beyond hope, and cannot be saved, so why bother? Here is a needful website that proves homosexuals are not beyond hope, as this Christian man himself was delivered from darkness to light!
Mega-Church pastors Call for Capital Punishment for Homosexuals
Don't be too hard on Brother Jimenez, because he is standing on the Lord's side. If you think homosexuals ought not be executed by the government, then you do not believe the Holy Bible. This is nothing to do with hatred or bigotry. Homosexuality is a morally reprehensible sin in God's site. Several big name preachers of mega-churches agree with God's Word in Leviticus 20:13...
Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz’s Embrace of ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor?
Michelangelo Signorile | November 12, 2015
Last weekend Senator Ted Cruz, along with fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, spoke at a conference in Des Moines headed up by a man who advocates the execution of gay people — per his interpretation of the bible — and who made his call for mass extermination once again, onstage at the event, the National Religious Liberties Conference. Pastor Kevin Swanson has said in the past that Christians should attend gay weddings and hold up signs telling the newly married gay and lesbian couples that they “should be put to death.” ...
SOURCE: Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz’s Embrace of ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor?
God made His laws to protect the innocent, to protect families and to safeguard society. Homosexuality deprives a child of a normal family. It is cruelty to force a child into a so-called “new kind of family” with two lesbians and no fatherly image in the home. Homosexuals statistically never live in a monogamous relationship with one mate; but rather, have intimacy with thousands of sex partners.
Statistics Reveal 83% Of Homosexuals Have Had Sex With More Than 50 Partners (Gay love?) It is insane! When men disobey God, bad things always happen. Wicked people blame God for the starvation, war and the problems in the world, but mankind has caused his own problems because of greed, selfishness and his own foolish choices.
The homosexual lifestyle is really a “deathstyle.” Statistics Reveal 83% Of Homosexuals Have Had Sex With More Than 50 Partners (Gay love?) It is not surprising that America's fornicating “hook-up” culture no longer see the harm of homosexuality. Married couples, who honor God in a committed heterosexual relationship with each other, clearly see the horrible reality of homosexuality. However, the younger generation (who've have been indoctrinated by Hollywood and Walt Disney to have pre-marital sex, with dozens if not hundreds of sex partners) are desensitized to the awfulness of homosexuality. Satanic influences like Taylor Swift are destroying our youth. Homosexuality nearly always means having dozens, hundreds, even thousands of sex partners. The statistics cannot be erased! A disgusting 28% of homosexuals admitted to having over 1,000 sexual partners! Only an adulterer or fornicator with dozens of sex partners would see no harm, or defend, homosexuality (because they're all in the same boat)! Now you understand why Satan is relentlessly pushing sex, sex, sex on young people today, to demoralize them, so they'll go along with homosexuality, then incest and pedophilia, and ultimately sell their souls to worship the man of sin, the Anti-Christ!
Think about this. If someone truly wanted to hurt you, they would hurt those whom you love. Usually this is a person's family. Well, Satan hates God and wants to hurt Him, so the Devil hurts the object of God's love, which is mankind. Satan loves to hurt God's children, the born-again Christian believer, to hurt the heart of our great God. Satan wants to destroy you my friend, because God loves you! God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked!
Not All Homosexuals are Pedophiles, But They are in the Same Sex Pervert Camp
Pastor Jimenez stated: “Every sodomite's a pedophile!” Despite being downplayed by the secular media as a false fact, The Family Research Council has actually done research evidencing that there is a definite link between homosexuals and pedophile tendencies. For example: Homosexual literature is saturated with themes of pedophilia. A study on pedophilia in the Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa reported:
“According to the literature, findings of a two-to-one ratio of heterosexual to homosexual pedophiles have been documented.” —John M. W. Bradford, et al., "The Heterogeneity/Homogeneity of Pedophilia," Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa 13 (1988): 225. Elsewhere the study notes: "Researchers have variously estimated the incidence of homosexual pedophilia between 19 percent and 33 percent of reported molestations," p. 218.
Statistically, pastor Jimenez is telling THE TRUTH. And there's plenty of evidence to indict homosexuality as a perverse deathstyle!!! There is an undeniably creepy link between homosexual perversion and child sex, and Hollywood is ground zero for child molestation...
Actor Elijah Wood Says: Hollywood Full Of 'Organized' Child Sex Abuse (We've known it all along!)
I went to search Google for a photo of a “homosexual pimp” for my article and I kid you not... Joel Osteen's photo came up! Ha, ha, ha! Figures! She-boy! I think Joel wears more lace than his wife. God deliver us from sissy preacherettes! God deliver us from independent Baptist neo-evangelical pansies! Most pastors are watching the direction of the wind, seeing which way it is blowing, and going that direction. 1st Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
I ask America's lukewarm Baptist pastors who still use the Alexandrian Bible revisions...
“How long halt ye between dozens of different Bible revisions? If the King James Bible is God's inspired words, then follow it; but if it's the new Bible revisions, then follow them!”
Nothing is new under the sun. Just as in Elijah's time, so also today are churchgoers divided on the purity, inspiration and preservation of the Word of God. The churches are divided on abortion, same-sex marriage, women wearing pants, Martin Luther's Baptismal Regeneration, John MacArthur's Lordship Salvation, 501c3 state licensing, et cetera.
I have infinitely more respect for a pastor who does right wrongly (Pastor's Anderson and Jimenez), than I do for pastors who do wrong rightly (Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and Billy Graham). It's better to stand wrongly than not to stand at all.
Megachurch Pastor says ‘gays must be put to death’
September 3, 2014 | by Michael Stone
Claiming that being gay is a choice like drug abuse, the senior pastor for a megachurch in Tennessee says that “gays must be put to death” because God commands it.
Last Sunday, Brainerd Baptist Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty told his large congregation that Christians should never stop discriminating against homosexuals, claiming that gays could choose to be straight if they only accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Gallaty explained why gays should be put to death:
God said that the sins of the people had infected the very land in which they live. So what happens to people who engage in this activity, this sexual immoral activity? Go to Leviticus 20, God gives us the punishment for engaging in these sins… ‘If a man sleeps with a man as with a woman, they have both committed a detestable thing. They must be put to death. And their blood is on their own hands.’
Pastor Gallaty tried to justify his Biblically inspired hatred for gays and lesbians by repeatedly trying to argue that being gay is a choice, and some sort of rebellion against his imaginary God’s divine plan.
SOURCE: Megachurch pastor says 'gays must be put to death'
Pastor Jimenez Comes Closer to Being Right Than Pastors With No Backbone!
I heard Dr. Jack Hyles years ago say in a sermon that famous Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight came closer to being right than Benjamin Spock (1903-1988) and Oprah Winfrey. Coach Knight (aka, “The General”) led his teams to win 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games. Yet, Bobby was notorious for screaming at his players, physically hitting them, throwing chairs, cursing at his players and others, throwing flower pots, even decking a police office in Puerto Rico in 1979 (for which he was convicted to 6 months in prison, but never served his time because Puerto Rico couldn't have him extradited). Bobby lost it at times and acted like a wild man, which was abusive and inexcusable.
Mr. Spock (not “Spock,” Leonard Nimoy, from StarTrek) and Miss Winfrey are notorious for teaching that children ought never be spanked, because it is a form of child abuse that will warp the child's personality, teaching them the way to correct character flaws is to hit someone. But God teaches parents to spank their children, regardless of what Dr. Know-it-all and Professor fat-bottom says! Proverbs 13:24, “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” Betimes means early in their childhood development. I've seen parents come to Christ later in life, and then try to force Christianity on their worldly teens, and it all backfires on them. It's too late! You have to take an entirely different approach in such cases, than you would if your children had been trained up in the Scripture from birth.
God put that padded area in the back (i.e., the buttocks) for a very practical reason... SPANKINGS!! A good spanking never hurt any child! By “rod,” the Bible doesn't mean a 2" x 4" lumber board; but rather, a flexible switch or leather belt that at worst might break the skin a little bit, but cannot break bones or inflict serious harm if done with love. I've heard pastors teach to use the hand to spank kids (so that the parent can feel the pain too). But I disagree. My dad used to slap me with his hand upside the head, knocking me to the ground at times; but every time he would reach out to pat my head and call me “a chip off the old block,” I'd instinctively DUCK! He'd often get upset and yell at me... “I'm not going to hit you!” But he hit me so much, so often, and so hard, that when I saw that big hand coming my way... I DUCKED BUDDY! You know, my dad wasn't perfect as a father, but he came MUCH closer to being right than those dads who don't care about their sons, and never discipline them at all, letting them bum the streets and come and go at will. To me, dad's slap across my head said, “I love ya you little brat!”
Love will always prevent a parent from going too far. Child abuse is a sin! No child should be mercilessly beaten, nor ever spanked in anger to appease the parent's wrath (Hebrews 12:9-11). My friend, not spanking a child with the rod of disciple is even 100 times more ABUSIVE! You'll raise a monster! If a child doesn't fear his parents, then neither will he fear God or law enforcement. I guarantee you that if you talk to prison inmates nationwide, asking them if they had a loving but strict father who took the belt to their hide when they misbehaved, most of them would say they never had a proper fatherly role model in the home. Most come from broken homes where the father left at any early age, and they took to the streets and crime at an early age. America incarcerates more inmates than Communist Russia and Chine combined.
And so, Pastor Roger Jimenez and Steven Anderson come a whole lot closer to being RIGHT (even though I personally wouldn't make some of the insightful statements that they have made recently), than are the spineless wimpy evangelists and cowardly pastors who dare not offend their congregations, the local community, or risk bringing down the wrath of the ungodly newsmedia. Brother Jimenez courageously said last month in June, “... The tragedy is, I'm kind of upset he didn't finish the job! Because these people are predators! They are abusers, they take advantage of people! ...The Bible paints a picture that these are wicked people!” Getting It Straight! What the Research Shows About Homosexuality! (.pdf file - Family Research Council).
We are choosing sides right now in America! We are deciding who is on the Lord's side, and who is on the Devil's side with the New World Order. And may I say, being a Christian fundamentalist simply means that you are taking the Words of God serious, trying to apply Biblical principles to your life, and separating from those who don't!
Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
“Kellie McCown of KXTV” “What about loving the sinner, but hating the sin?” “Their conscience has been seared! They've crossed a line. They cannot be saved anyway! ... ”
Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”
know many of my web visitors are curious what I think about Pastor Jimenez comments this past week,
ne simple word distinguishes fundamentalists from neo-evangelicals... CARING! Pastor Jack Hyles explains the meaning of a “fundamentalist”...
God's people cannot associate with the unbelieving, Christ-rejecting world without being adversely influenced and finally contaminated. This is why people who are in denominations which have gone liberal should withdraw and become fundamentalists. It is not believing right within the movement that makes one a fundamentalist; it is the withdrawal FROM the movement and returning to the original dogma, practices and convictions of the apostate group that gives one the title of fundamentalist. The basic difference is the degree of importance that one places on the doctrine of separation.
SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles - Neo Evangelicalism
A “fundamentalist” is a Christian who separates from others believers who no longer adhere to the fundamentals of the Biblical faith. A fundamentalist CARES about the purity of God's Words, but a neo-evangelical doesn't make a fuss. The fundamentalist freaks out when he discovers that the NIV changes or removes 64,475 words as compared to the King James Bible. The neo-evangelical is comfortable searching through a dozen different Bible revisions, to see which rendition appeals or makes the most sense to his human thinking.
A fundamentalist believer understands that fleshly lust leads to sexual immorality. 1st Peter 2:11 memorized, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” Our nation's pulpits died in the 1980's. Although fundamentalism surged for a time in the 1970's and thousands of Baptist churches were going strong by the late 1970's, the popularity of the new International Version (NIV) killed the churches, removing their authority. “PREACHING WITH AUTHORITY!” (MP3 sermon by Brother Roloff). America is going to hell. Sadly, too many youth today are bratty, undisciplined, lacking personal character, rude, bitter toward authority and without respect for elders. They are not saved! TEENS NEED JESUS!!! No one has told them about the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Luciferians behind the subversion of our nation (.pdf) are forcing sex-perversion on Americans! They did it in Lot's day, when the homosexuals started breaking down Lot's door down to rape Heaven! The angel's smote the sodomites with blindness (Genesis 19:1-13). Don't tell me the sin of Sodom was a mere lack of hospitality! God rained down fire and brimstone (sulfur) to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah as an example of what will happen to all the wicked in the Lake of Fire. Jude 1:7, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” The truth is that wicked sinners WON'T come to Jesus to be saved, but it's not that they CAN'T come. John 5:40, “And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”
God never rejoices in the death of the wicked. Homosexuals are no more evil than the international banking cabal, or the Luciferian Freemasons behind the subversion of our nation, or the gossiping church member or the Christian who doesn't pray. 1st Samuel 12:23a, “Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you.” I am just as much a rotten sinner as any homosexual, and so are you! But for the grace of God... there go I! But for the grace of God... there go you! At best, a Christian will never be anything more than a wretched sinner saved by God's grace. If there is any good thing in me, it is the presence of the precious Lord Jesus Christ!!!
ANYONE CAN BE SAVED, even a hardcore idol worshipper like Abraham! ANYONE CAN BE SAVED, even a cold-blooded murderer like Saul (who became the apostle Paul). ANYONE CAN BE SAVED, even a whore like Mary Magdalene! As Christians we ought to take a stand against homosexuality, but not bash homosexuals. Homosexuals are sinners, and as such they need to continually hear the story of Jesus' love for them as sinners! If you've already told them the redeeming story of Jesus, tell them again! Wonderful words of life! Tell them to me again! Wonderful words of love! Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life!
Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life;
let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life;
words of life and beauty teach me faith and duty.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Homosexuals are still people whom God loves. You cannot force Christianity on anyone. Jude 1:22-23, “And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Notice carefully that we are to hate the sin, even the sinner's flesh tainted garment, but never the sinner! I don't care how vile of a sinner you are, no matter how hardened your heart may be, there is hope FOR YOU MY FRIEND!
John 8:32 and 36, “And ye shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free ...
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
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