Word of Warning about Holiness!
Almost everyone I know indulges in some fleshly pursuit or desire and vice… living in outward or secret sins, though there are no secrets with God and a fiery judgment is coming!
(1 Peter 4:1-4; Jude 3-23; 2 Peter 3:1-7)
It is estimated that there are 1.5 to 2 Billion living ‘Christian’ souls on this planet, or at least that call themselves Christian in name, but out of those how many truly know the Lord Jesus and follow Him, and take up their crosses daily and sacrifice their lives for Him? Or how many, like many of my readers and members, live sinful lives, indulge the deeds of what has been corrupted in nature and among the human races… like viewing pornography, and if not viewing it in printed form, have minds that are always pornographic and filled with lust? (St. Matthew 5:27-30; Romans 1:18-2:16, 2:24; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; Titus 1:15-16)
How many today in different churches, whether pastor or priest, bishop or whatever name they are called by, have homosexual relations or lovers in their lives, whether secretly or openly and the powers that be of influence within the churches do not care, but turn to look the other way rather than reprove such wicked and sinful behavior. (Titus 1:13)
The testimony of St. Sebastian that has come down to us through the legends and histories of the Church tell us that Sebastian was the male concubine of an important Roman leader; and that when the young man became a Christian, he knew that his relationship with his important lover of rank and influence in the Roman Empire was wrong, so he ended their relationship and was shot through with arrows until dead. He is one of our Christian Martyrs. But “how the mighty have fallen!” People no longer stop their sins when they become “Christians” but even parade their sins about and celebrate them like Sodom, the doomed city of history did! (Isaiah 3:9)
The writer of the book of Hebrews declares that “without holiness, no one will see the LORD!” Now one can change their definition of what is “sin” all they want or even gather around themselves ‘spiritual leaders’ and gurus that tell them that all is well; but there is a day coming when the elements will pass away in a fervent heat, and the hearts and lives of all humans will be laid bare and judged! (1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Peter 3)
We have friends and members become offended, or claim to feel “condemned” by the teaching and warnings that come from this ministry from time to time, and leave us, sometimes in droves; but I always preach the truth, whether words of comfort and exhortation or teachings and warnings that come from the Holy Lord Jesus telling me to speak about repentance unto godliness and the holiness lived out by Christians, who are “Christians” indeed! (Ephesians 5:1-21; Philippians 2:12-13; Ephesians 6:8)
Do you know that there are false teachers and predators even among your fellow church members and leaders, and that some keep all their evil well hidden from common knowledge but not from the LORD God to Whom we all have to do? Whether in the world or in whatever you consider your “church” there can be many evils going on that should not even be ‘named’ among you, as is befitting ‘saints’?
And do you know that there are those who think that the “false prophets” that Scripture warns us about, is anyone who preaches boldly or demands obedience to the Lord Jesus; or teaches that out of all that they spend upon themselves and worldly pursuits and material pleasures that they should tithe to their church or synagogue, a worthy work in the Lord, the Gospel ministry – whether near or far; and/or good charities that need our support to do what they are incorporated to do?
And did you know that those who pretend to be “Christian”, who read dirty literature and view filthy films, and crave the things of the ‘corrupted flesh’ and all sensual desires, lead Sunday Schools and ‘teach’, head Youth Groups, manage in positions of authority in some churches, sit in the seats of some ministry and church boards and voters and monitors? And did you know that those who are the quickest to label others as “false prophets” and the like, may be wrong, and it may be because their corrupted flesh or darkened egos were offended by the light brought in to shine upon all their lies and selfish deceit? But the rest of you might even miss God’s Visitation because you heeded the persons’ of prestige warnings and denouncements, more than the voice of the Holy Spirit knocking on your ever so dull hearts, while He was trying to get in to them; but you only grieved Him and sent Him away… allowing your lives to return to the same boring, unspiritual darkness, that you thought was “church” or ‘normal Christianity’ as before God actually showed up?
Be offended and resign over this message if you wish, but there is a true remnant that will hear and follow the person of Jesus with all their hearts, souls and strength! And you will, like all the rest who are blind, be invariably ‘left behind’! (Galatians 4:16, 19-20; James 4:4; Matthew 6:19-24, 15:19; John 15)