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Is Christianity Getting a Theological Makeover
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and Female Clergy Take Over the Churches?
By Scott Rohter, December 2013
"The Bible is as unchanging as God Himself."
God is not a man and He doesn't change his mind. The Bible offers only two instances of God ever changing his mind about anything. The first is in the Old Testament. It concerns the city of Nineveh where God was going to destroy the City and all of its inhabitants because of their wicked ways, but He changed his mind after he sent Jonah to preach and the people turned from their wicked ways.
The only other example of God ever changing His mind is found in the New Testament where The New Testament offers a completely different plan of salvation than the Old Testament. In one sense it really didn't change anything, but in another sense it changed everything. It isn't called the "Brit Ha Kodesh" for nothing.
Other than these two isolated examples in history, everything about God is just the same today as it has always been. God hasn’t changed since the beginning of time anymore than the nature of human beings has changed over the centuries, and God's word, the Bible is just as immutable as God is.
Jesus didn’t come to start a new religion. He came to fulfill the prophecies written in the Old Testament. He said that not one iota of God’s Holy Word would change until His plan of salvation was fully accomplished... not until the World as we know it has come to an end, yet today many things are being done in the churches differently than they used to be done, and the traditions of God are being replaced by the traditions of man. This is an incongruity that can only be reconciled in one way. It can only be reconciled by acknowledging the simple fact that God is not present in these churches which are conducting themselves in a way other than what God would have them conduct themselves. Wherever God's word is not being preached in truth and sincerity... wherever you find things like female clergy or social justice being preached from the pulpit, or liberation theology being taught, or homosexuality and gender fluidity being condoned as acceptable or alternative lifestyles God's spirit is no longer present in those churces.
God does not dwell among people who do not honor him, where his word is mocked and disrespected, or among people who try to give the Bible a theological makeover. He will abandon any church that abandons Him and turn all of the members of that church over to their own desires so they will begin to believe their own lies. That is what the Bible teaches, that if you forsake God then God will forsake you.
Our role as Christians is to follow God, not to question or try to second guess God's wisdom. He doesn't rule by consensus, and the Bible says that homosexuality is sin. God hasn't changed his mind about that in twenty-one hundred years. He hasn't changed his mind just because progressives are in positions of authority in our government and in the Church. Homosexuality is just as much a sin today as it always has been. It is still a sin inspite of what the Congress or the United States Supreme Court says. Homosexuality is just like any other sin. It is not in a special category all by itself.
Sin is sin. There is no acceptable form of sin. Jesus never gave homosexuals a special status. Yes, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins but we first have to repent and turn from our wicked ways, not embrace them as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. God does not excuse your homosexuality anymore than he excuses the sin of murder, or rape, or lying, or stealing. Sin is still sin. Gays don’t have a special dispensation from God to keep sinning so if a sinner chooses to love their sin more than they love their God, then God will turn them over to a reprobate mind so that they will believe in their own lies. This is not because that is what God desires, but because that is what they want.
The Bible admonishes us not to lie. That is what gay marriage and liberation theology are… They are lies. Many denominations are teaching lies from their pulpits. The American Indians are not the lost tribes of Israel. Moses was not African American. I have heard enough religious lies to last a lifetime. The Koran was not dictated by God to Mohammed. It is a work of fiction dreamed up in the mind of a brutal Arabian warrior of the sixth centurye and accepted as a fact by billions of Muslims today. You can judge a tree by the fruit it produces. For a thousand years the tree of Islam has produced rotten fruit.
The job of taking care of the poor is not the job of government. It is the responsibility of family, friends, and the church. It should be the focus of charity, not the obligation of government. Anytime a church teaches the gospel of social justice they are abdicating their responsibility to care for the homeless and the poor. Charity comes from the heart, not the halls of Congress. It is freely given not confiscated from one group to give to another. That is redistribution of wealth when the government takes from one to give to another. The Church should accept its responsibility to minister to the poor, not try to pawn it off on the government as if it were a legitimate function of government, and that is exactly what the doctrine of social justice does.
Finally whenever you hear about gay clergy or female clergy in a particular denomination you can be sure that you will not hear the Word of God being preached in truth from their pulpit. The Bible teaches us that the leaders of the Church are supposed to be men of unquestionable character and reputation in the community, beyond reproach. That eliminates homosexuals and women from the clergy. It does not mean however that women can’t be active in other very important ways in the church. It just means that they cannot be in positions of authority over men.
"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter