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The western church and the atheist victory

There is a well used adage that all evil needs to triumph is that good men do nothing. But there is something even worse – when good men see evil for decade after decade and still do nothing.  Such is the state of the western Church.  In the NIV, Jeremiah 3, starting at verse 6, is headed ‘unfaithful Israel’.  Few Christians would see a parallel between the Israel God judged with invasion and captivity and the western Church over the last 50 years.  Israel and Judah actively aligned themselves with foreign powers, embracing their gods and their ways in the hope it would bring them peace, security and acceptability.  They ignored God’s prophets who warned them to hold to their covenant with their God and forsake their infatuation with foreign cultures.

The contemporary Church has been thoroughly unfaithful.  To garner acceptability it has embraced the declining values of a failing western culture.  No good has come of it.  Its silence or complicity has aided the liberal and atheistic cause by failing to stand in its way.  Moral and spiritual cowardice has marked its way. If God were to send another Jeremiah or an Ezekiel to speak to today’s church, predicting what they would probably say is not difficult.  Here is the short list:

  • If you love your God, return to obedience to his commands:  Stop committing adultery and divorcing the wife of your youth. Honour your bodies as his temple.  Stop your promiscuity and reject homosexuality.
  • Judge situations on the basis of God’s commands.  Do not claim you are not to judge on matters on which God has already judged, providing you are not acting hypocritically.
  • Stand against the teaching of evolution.  Believe in an old earth if you must, but do not forsake the fact that God committed six literal acts of creation. Defend God as creator.
  • Do not remain silent any longer on the false god Allah and his false prophet. Tear down the pretentious arguments and practices ranged against the true God in the West by this satanic faith.
  • Stop supporting the politicians and political parties, that continue with laws and policies God hates, with your vote.
  • Publicly tell the people what is good and what is evil – to love God is to hate evil.
  • Stop preaching a gospel of relationship and centre it instead on repentance from sin and Jesus as Lord.
  • Leaders! Stop cloistering God’s people in your entertainment citadels.  Equip them properly to defend the faith(Jude 3) and proclaim the gospel of the kingdom.Send them out to be bold and courageous.
  • Publicly and relentlessly bring down the pretentious arguments ranged against God by prominent atheists.

 

Anglican clerics face split over homosexuality

The Church of England is convening a summit of 38 church leaders from across the world to ‘resolve’ issues over gay rights and same-sex marriage. A major split is in the making. Biblically correct African leaders are expected to walk out if the rest side with the homosexual movements agenda.  For run of the mill evangelicals, like we in Truth Watch, this is a non-issue.  Debating homosexuality and its place in any Christian communion is an oxymoron.  Common or garden Christians like us and you are justifiably perplexed.  Why on earth does this need to be debated at all?  James 4:4 springs to mind: friendship with the world that defies the commands of God is enmity towards him.  To love God is to hate evil; period, no debate.  In Galatians 5:19 Paul is explicit: The acts of the sinful nature are obvious and anyone living by them cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

It is tiresome repeating the well known biblical facts about homosexuality ad nauseum.  At no point does the Bible refer to homosexuality favourably.  Everything said about it is negative and condemnatory.  It should therefore  be entirely unnecessary to debate this issue within any denomination.  Unfortunately, there have always been elements within the Church who vie with each other to distort God’s revelation.  Their gnostic arrogance has never known any bounds.  They have always stood condemned.

Homosexuality carries the death penalty under Old Testament law.  Jesus said he had not come to do away with the law (God’s moral commands) so homosexuality is still a sin.  We can argue over the death penalty, but homosexuality is sinful nevertheless.  Some say it is no worse a sin than any other.  That is true to the extent that if we commit any sin, under God’s perfectly holy watch, we effectively break all his commands.  But, some sins carried a heavier penalty under the OT code. God clearly regards some sins as more reprehensible than others.  Sexual sins pollute our bodies – the temple of God dwelling in us.  For this reason they carried heavier penalties.

The New Testament tells us homosexuals will not enter heaven and God uses homosexuality in Romans 1 to illustrate the lengths to which we humans will go when we deny and disobey God. Sodom and its sister cities were an earlier case in point and God destroyed them.

It seems that liberal theologians either read into Scripture what they want it to say, by completely distorting the plain meaning of the text, or they make some other broad claim. Their condemnation is assured. They often appeal to natural justice, or resort to the claim we are not to judge.  Either argument is illegitimate.  No Man-made call to justice can override God’s established standards.  God tells us to love him is to obey his commands.  True justice can only stem from God’s commands. We are also perfectly free to judge on matters on which God has already issued his judgment.  If we choose to ignore, or re-interpret any clear command, our love for God must be called into question and our right to speak on matters Christian is abrogated.  Likely as not, any ‘rank-holder’, in any Christian denomination, who plies the lie about homosexuality, is almost certainly not a Christian.  Paul made it clear to the Corinthians that anyone who flagrantly commits a sexual sin should be turfed out of fellowship until they had renounced and repented of the sin.  Homosexual advocating clerics are no different and must, due to their position be judged more strictly. Two courses of action are open to them; repent and be born again, or leave the Church.

Some argue homosexuals are born that way and resort to an unfounded claim to genetic propensity.  This is arrant biological nonsense, quite apart from the fact that no such genetic connection has been found.  Because homosexuals cannot reproduce any such gene would have long since passed out of the human genome.  Of course, it would never have been there in the first place, since to put it there God would have to have contradicted his commands.  God never makes mistakes.

Jesus prayed for unity in the Church.  When church leaders risk that unity over homosexuality, related to only a small percentage of the population (1-4%),  when the plain meaning of Scripture is clear, they are defying the will of God the Father and the Son.  Such people prefer the lie to the truth and the Holy Spirit is foreign to them.

False prophet and heretic Rob Bell

Truth Watch has no need to wax lyrical on Rob Bell.  It became apparent years back that Rob Bell was going to take the emergent church movement to new heights of theological degradation.  He is now calling on Christians to embrace homosexuality.  See http://billmuehlenberg.com/2015/02/19/the-appalling-apostasy-of-rob-bell/ for a good round-up of the Bell sage and the depths to which he has been plunging.

Same sex marriage – on the road back to paganism

A Truth Watch member recently lobbied New Zealand’s government on proposed new legislation legalising same sex marriage and adoption. The New Zealand Parliament approved the legislation soon thereafter. Truth Watch expected its plea for a return to common sense would be ignored and it was. In various polls New Zealanders indicated they were against the legislation, but the people’s will has not influenced the government for decades.

To read the full text of the letter sent to the government go to the letters drop down menu.

The government was warned that legalising same sex marriage would take us further down the road towards a renewed pagan world. Slavery, homosexuality, pederasty (man-boy sexual relationships), incest, violence, bestiality and tyrannous government (the death of democracy) were the hallmarks of the pagan world.  The letter points to indicators that show the western world is well on the way back to that dark time.

Admonishing the director of the NZ Christian Network

Glyn, On behalf of Truth Watch NZ I wish to register our dismay at the letter you sent to GayNZ.com in which you thank them for their fair reporting. We object to your letter on three grounds (To read the letter, go to http://www.nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/family/1067-nzcn-letter-to-gaynz-newspaper-.html) .

Firstly, the second paragraph obfuscates the true reason for opposing same sex marriage. Christians should be against ‘gay’ marriage because it is opposed to the commands of God. Marriage is mandated by God for union of a man and a woman in a life long monogamous union.

Secondly, homosexuality is a sin, but not just any sin. It goes to the heart of Man’s rebellion against God. We go into this in more detail in our article ‘A Terrible Thing has Happened: Church Leaders and Homosexuality : http://truthwatch.info/articles/a-terrible-thing-has-happened/ .

Thirdly, you imply in the closing paragraph, that the Church is not anti-gay or anti gay marriage. If the Church is not opposed to gay marriage or is not opposed to homosexuality then it is certainly not the Church of Jesus Christ. Here is a quote from our article referred to above, under the heading: ‘Where should the Church stand:’

They should be saying that the Church cannot support homosexuality at any level, least of all when it is linked to God’s most basic of institutions – marriage. Homosexual civil unions are still opposed to the commands of God. They should be saying that the only position Christians can take, if they truly love God and love their neighbour, is to express in the strongest terms that without repentance homosexuality dooms its adherents to a dark eternity. They should be saying God’s commands preclude homosexuality and the Church cannot accept or countenance homosexual relationships or unions, other than to acknowledge that they are recognised by government in legislation.

The failure of the Church to speak out loudly and authoritatively against same sex marriage confirms that Christians have traded their love for God’s commands for a secular entente. The parallels with pre-exilic Israel and Judah are disturbing. This has been apparent now for decades as the homosexual lobby has pursued its agenda with little effective opposition from the Church. In allowing this situation to continue, across the full spectrum of moral decline in the West, Christians have consistently demonstrated a blind and unjustified trust in their leaders, despite the consistent refusal of many to defend God’s commands against the advances of moral relativism.

Glyn, we can assure you that you do not represent the Church of Jesus Christ when you claim, in your letter: “I do want to thank you for not portraying it as the church being anti-gay marriage or (worse) as anti-gay.” We suggest you give some serious thought to your theology, for you are out of step with God’s commands – as are those in NZCN who endorsed your letter. Perhaps you should follow Job (23:11), who said: “My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.” Then read the whole of Psalm 119 and remind yourself of the importance of God’s commands. Follow that by reading Psalm 19. Then turn to the New Testament and find the verses that talk about how obeying God’s commands is love for God.

This letter will be posted on our web site and has also been sent to your board chair

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Spokesman for Truth Watch NZ

A Terrible Thing Has Happened in the Land

Despite efforts made by Truth Watch to get certain church leaders in New Zealand to stand for truth, in the face of a likely same sex marriage law change (see our Admonishment Report), they have refused to do so. Truth Watch has also appealed to Rhema Broadcasting with no success. Few Christian leaders seem prepared to stand for God’s commands on marriage and homosexuality, let alone all the other biblical commands abandoned across the Western world. Despite the biblical record and the strong homosexual connection to Nazi fascism, Christian leaders have taken a cowardly and irresponsible approach to homosexuality. They should know that a strong and legally protected homosexual presence in society is a recipe for repression and resergent paganism. To learn more read our report entitled ‘A Terrible Thing has Happened: Church Leaders and Homosexuality’.