Many folk talk about a “great falling away” will come first before Jesus Christ returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Many think that they will escape all the crap that is to come in a “Pre-tribulation Rapture”. (See “THE GREAT FALSE HOPE” in the main menu.) Well, what can a watchman say?
How much more falling can a falling fall?
God made the rainbow as a promise not to destroy the whole world with a flood again. (Genesis 9:8-17) Yet, he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their abominations! (Genesis 18 & 19, Matt. 10:5-15, Luke 17:28-29, Jude 7) The rainbow flag and what it represents is an abomination in and of itself. (Rev. 4:3, 10:1) They even stole the word “gay” from the Flintstones and made an abomination of marriage more so than divorce between a man and a woman. (Matt. 19:3-9, Gen. 2:18-25)
From the article above:
WIDOW’S FALLS, GEORGIA — Pastor Riley Heston has been the pastor at The Shepherd’s Flock Lutheran Church in Widow’s Falls, Georgia for seven years. Heston is one of the region’s only openly gay, evangelical Christian leaders, and over the years he says he’s “grown quite a thick skin” for what he calls “ingrained, rabid homophobia” that is seen at most churches in his area. Heston says that “you have to be thick-skinned to be LGBT in the Bible Belt” because “if these people have no problem waving a Confederate flag in black people’s faces and there’s at least some effort in mainstream culture to not be openly racist, imagine what they feel like they can get away with under the guise of their religious beliefs.” In an interesting and related twist, it’s precisely the idea of religious freedom that Heston plans to use to start a new church in Widow’s Falls, one he hopes will eventually be modeled for churches all over the country.
The First Church of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People will open its doors and seek a new congregation on August 2nd, 2016. According to Pastor Heston the church will be “the first church to not only tolerate LGBT people, but to embrace, celebrate and actively recruit them as the main congregational body of the church.”
From the article:
Over 100 churches seeking to leave the mainline Methodist denomination have filed a lawsuit against the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC).
According to CBN News, 106 Florida churches are seeking to leave the mainline denomination and hope to take their property with them.
The lawsuit accuses church leadership of not abiding with the UMC’s Book of Discipline – their rule book on doctrine, core denominational beliefs and church building and property ownership rights.
Grace United Methodist Church, the lead plaintiff in the case, filed the lawsuit against the Florida conference claiming that church leadership required Grace to pay a fine to leave the UMC, The Tallahassee Democrat.
The “[Florida] Annual Conference has taken the position that it is entitled to keep [Grace United Methodist Church’s] Property – which was owned and paid for … long before The UMC and the Annual Conference ever existed – unless Grace … pays a substantial payment of money as unilaterally determined by the Annual Conference Defendants,” the lawsuit states.
The litigation also blames UMC Bishop Kenneth Carter, who leads the Florida Conference and the Western North Carolina Conferences of the UMC, for violating the Book of Discipline by failing to discipline an openly lesbian bishop and a progressive reverend in St. Petersburg, The Democrat reports.
In recent months, several congregations across the US have left the UMC over a decades-long debate within the denomination over same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy.
>Looks like the denomination has a major dispute within the doctrines and traditions of men. A “Book of Discipline” or the handwriting of ordinaces seems to take precedience over scritpure. (Col. 2:14) The LBGT+ humanism clan wants to break from the older traditional (what the newer clan likes to call) homophobe traditionalists. Although both sides claim the love of God and the Bible as their authority, both side are hypocritical when it comes to scripture. Bring in the lawyers!
“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.” (Matt. 5:40)
From the article above:
On the front of one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the country, the Church of the Covenant in Boston, hangs a large banner on which is written:
“And God said…
“Protect Abortion Access 4 All
“Ensure Black Lives Matter
“Honor Bodily Autonomy
“Defend LGBTQ+ Rights
“End Voter Suppression
“Turn Guns into Plows
“Abandon Fossil Fuels
“In other words …
If you needed one example of how destructive leftism has been to mainstream Christianity, both Catholic and Protestant, and to non-Orthodox Judaism, this banner would suffice.
God says, “Protect Abortion Access For All”? Where? Why? Terminating innocent life, that’s God’s will? Does this include abortions of viable babies undergone by healthy mothers? Is that, too, God’s will?
If you needed one example of how destructive liberalism has been to mainstream Christianity, both Catholic and Protestant, and to non-Orthodox Judaism, this banner would suffice. Liberalism and humanism has crept in unawares. (Col. 2:8, Gal. 2:4, Jude 4) (See “Liberalism” in the main menu.)
The 15 Commandments [2 + 2 = 5 X 3 = 15] of The New LBGTQ+ Covenant Church
From the article above:
Some examples would be the White Horse Inn, which notes that, “Progressive Christianity is a movement that is infiltrating and influencing the Evangelical church. Some of the most high-profile Christian leaders are a part of it. This movement seeks to re-interpret the Bible, re-assess historic doctrines, and re-define core tenets of the faith. While claiming the title ‘Christian,’ and boasting a high view of the Bible, it is sweeping up many unsuspecting Christians into a false view of who God is and how he saves people.”
Similarly, the Got Questions website, while cautioning against painting with too broad a brush, states that “the views of many progressive Christians do not fit with biblical principles.”
There are also some writers who speak of PC in very broad terms, like the Contemplative Life website, which lists some of the leading PCs as Marcus Borg and John Hick, liberal scholars who clearly fall outside the lines of the historic Christian faith.
But what about from the mouths of PCs themselves? What do they have to say?
According to the United Church of Christ in Beaverton, Oregon, PC began as a movement in 2006 as “an alternative to the Christian faith portrayed in the public realm.”
It’s spread in all Abrahamic religions!
That’s not the way I created them!
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (2Thess. 2:3-4)
The falling away began before Rome’s Constantine adopted Christianity in 325 AD and the Roman Church’s apostacy. (1Tim. 3:4-6, Heb. 4:4-12, 10:31, James 5:12) There were antichrists already in the world before the Apostle John died. (1John 2:18)
KJV(i) 14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. 15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits (mental dispositions) more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
KJV(i) 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent ( G3340 – change course).
>G3326 – μετά – properly, denoting accompaniment; “amid” (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) Derivation: a primary preposition (often used adverbially); KJV Usage: after(-ward), X that he again, against, among, X and, + follow, hence, hereafter, in, of, (up-)on, + our, X and setting, since, (un-)to, + together, when, with (+ -out).
>G3539 – νοιέω – to exercise the mind (observe), i.e. (figuratively) to comprehend, heed. Derivation: from G3563; KJV Usage: consider, perceive, think, understand.
>>G3563 – νοῦς – the intellect, i.e. mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication, meaning. Derivation: probably from the base of G1097; KJV Usage: mind, understanding.
>>>G1097 – γινώσκω – to “know” (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) Derivation: a prolonged form of a primary verb; KJV Usage: allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) know(-ledge), perceived, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.
Come out of Babylon for her judgement is near!