I’ve been getting these messages in Facebook from a person I used to go to church with long years ago. Now he is married and is doing his PhD and I’m drained emotionally, please HELP me.
Hey Johann, long time no hear… and I see that you’re still banging away on your pro gay drum. Mate, I am concerned about you and in particular, your last comment “The ones who are the most anti gay are the ones that seem to be gay themselves and are fighting “the good fight” instead of accepting themselves for who they are and living at peace with themselves.” Chum that is not only an improper use of scripture (fighting the good fight would be to resist sin and trust God not embrace sin and reject God) but this statement also rejects the very reason for Christ’s death and resurrection.
Johann, after I walked away from the church (not Jesus) I went on a rampage, beating people up, hospitalising them and loved every minute of it! I loved to shed blood (anyone’s) and get it on my clothing – it was like a trophy to me… Now if I took on your same mindset “just accept yourself for the way you are” then folk would be in constant danger of being beaten up whenever I felt like lashing out… But that WAS the way I was…. why should I change…? Because it was ungodly and unpleasing to the Lord, it was the work of Satan and opposed the work of the cross, just like homosexuality. What about others such as murders, drug pushers, rapist or those that sexually abuse children…? Now we are getting closer to home… They too could say “accept me for the way that I am.” That mindset is idolatry, where “they” determined what is right in “their” own mind!
Remember when Israel did that, recorded in the book of Judges; do you remember what God said about it…? Johann, 20 years ago homosexuality was classed in the same way as child pornography being unnatural, corrupt and illegal, yet through our immorality, it is accepted (by some anyway). I wonder whether in another 10 or 20 years, child sex will also be legalised too. Would that then make it right? Of course not!
Johann, the scriptures are clear about who God is and His requirements, so I promise you, God did not say to you “accept yourself for who you are;” that was rather a demon. Anything that goes against God’s word is of the spirit of antichrist. God said “accept My Son…” and to truly do that we must also accept His word FULLY. The church and neither I condemn you, but rather warn LOUDLY.
Believing me ole mate, you do not want to go to Hell; to make such a statement only proves that you know nothing about it. I would not be living my life, taking the change that I may not enter glory for ANY sin or for ALL the pressures of this world… not on your life! This life is way too short and eternity is way too long and Hell is way too hot to play that Russian roulette (games with God)! You don’t have to “hope” that you’ll enter heaven, for you can “know” and be with Jesus on that day, but first you must accept Him FULLY. Jesus isn’t coming back for the lukewarm or fence sitters (those that practise sin). And there will be no surprises in regards to homosexuals on that day either… scripture is very very clear. Your last statement, “let him without the first sin…” is misquoted. We all have fallen short, yes, and we have all missed the mark… that is why we need Jesus and that is why we MUST break away from our sin (stop practising sin). No one is throwing stones Johann, but rather warning… The choice is yours, just don’t be deceived about the consequences of taking the dark path of practising homosexuality.
Bro, The reason you haven’t been able to overcome this sin is because you are inflicted by a demonic spirit! If you want to be free, I’ll fly up there a cast it out. The choice is yours; don’t ever say “you didn’t have a choice, for scripture again says that there will be none with excuse on that day. To hang onto your sin is to commit another…”idolatry” and another “not loving God with all your heart” so if homosexuality won’t cut you off (and it will) these other sins will.
Everything is a choice, like you say, you have made yours. Romans 1:24-27 will be the result if your don’t repent.
So God said, in effect, “If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.” It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes! Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.
Don’t be deceived Johann.
Bro, how do you say that you are serving and loving God when you denounce Christianity? You say that you’d rather live a life of honesty, however you are not. You say that you are being used by God but you live your life contrary to Scripture. Have you not read Matthew 7:21-23? They too thought that they were living a life pleasing unto God yet God never knew them. And again the Pharisees thought that they were living a life unto God, but Jesus warned them of hell. Their many works would never amount to enough to save them.
BTW, God is not a God that will send you to hell, you choose that path all on your own… you said it yourself “you don’t mind going there and you are choosing to do so.” That being the case, how is it that you blame God?
Johann, do you know one of the main reasons that I left the church…? One night while at Westside a visiting preacher came and was preaching about the Holy Spirit and said “if you have ever blasphemed the Holy Spirit you are going straight to hell!” Sadly that preacher didn’t clarify that statement, probably because he didn’t understand what he was talking about in the first place. What’s worst, I had cursed the Holy Spirit only a few weeks beforehand, knowing nothing of this blasphemy business. After the meeting, under great distress, I asked one of the leaders “how do you know if you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit?” His answer… “Oh you’d know it alright if you have!” Nice one! I went white! That night cost me over 15 years of fear, living my life in fear of going to hell. That’s the danger of folk not being grounded in Scripture, misquoting and misleading others into misery. I lived my life away from the church in fear that I’d hear something of hell “knowing that I was going there.”
Johann, you don’t have to live under the fear of hell, you just have to surrender your life FULLY to God! I envy you that you haven’t lived under the fear of being dammed without hope… you have always had a choice, but you risk being lost because of your sin. Again, God will not go against His Word and His Word is clear on the matter. You are being deceived because you love your sin more than you love God therefore you have exchanged God for a lie. Even God said that He would send strong delusions to those that would not obey Him. God does love you ole mate but that won’t change the outcome of wilful sin. God loved His only Son and even He went to hell to pay for your sin, but if you choose to remain in them, then your rejecting His payment. Obey God’s Word Johann, risking hell for a fleeting sin, regardless of what it is, simply isn’t worth it. Think of it, unending hellfire for a moment of lust! It just doesn’t weigh up.
Re: your caption, I do know who I am… do you know where you are going if you don’t listen? I’m not judging you, but warning. Johann, show me from the Bible where it says that God will accept you in your sin… you should be able too if you are so sure that it won’t cost you your life. Sin cost Jesus His, you can bet your life it will cost you yours! You can delete me, but that won’t change what you have already heard. You stand accountable by that forever. True friends speak the truth. You can repent Johann but you can’t escape. As long as you are hearing this message there is grace enough to change… when the warnings stop then that is when you should be really scared.
Like you say, you have made your choice which blinds you to all truth. You have misquoted the Scripture used and misunderstood my intention as well (I do not hate gays). I guess your eyes will be open “on that day” which will be a great shame.