New episode from JD Farag “Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 15th, 2017” Fresh off the press! JD Farag just published a new podcast episode.

This is totally current end times prophecy happening as this message was given – yesterday, Sunday, 1/15/17.  It revolves around the decision of the United Nations to make Palestine a state, thus fulfilling the Two State Solution.  This is an excellent Biblical interpretation of current events.

 

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Police uncertain they have right suspect in Berlin attack

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has encouraged, allowed, and enhanced massive immigration of Muslims into Europe.  She is responsible for the over one million recent Islamic immigrants, mostly from Syria.  There is a You Tube on this blog site that went viral in Europe, highlighting the massive immigration of Syrians into Europe.  Merkel is President Barack Obama’s bookend in reference to her desire to allow huge blocks of Muslims into western nations.  She and Obama are political soul mates.  She KNEW that 2% of these immigrants would be radical Islamic extremists, yet allowed them!  Crunch the numbers.  2% of one million is 20,000 terrorists.  Angela Merkel has blood on her hands.  Whether you like Donald Trump or not, he is the only leader I have heard who could care less about political correctness.  He just said that “Radical Islamic terrorists must be exterminated.”  It sounds like the Orkin man going after cockroaches.  I personally believe that terrorists are demon possessed.  Their dogma is certainly a doctrine of demons.

***   In an unrelated series of political current events to the topic of this particular article, it has just been learned that the outcome of the December 19 Electoral College vote has once again backfired on the Democrats.  Instead of gaining Electoral Votes in order to oust President Elect Donald Trump, Trump has gained four more votes who went from the Democrats to the Republican.  To refresh your memory, the same thing happened in the vote recounts…  Trump received more votes after the recounts.  When we were children, we used to call these situations cheater’s proof.   ***

Because of Him, Pastor Steve

 

 

Police uncertain they have right suspect in Berlin attack

KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and FRANK JORDANS
Associated PressDecember 20, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany must assume a truck plowing through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin was a “terrorist attack,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, while authorities expressed uncertainty over whether they had arrested the correct suspect.

Twelve people were killed and nearly 50 others injured when the truck drove into the popular Christmas market filled with tourists and locals outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church near Berlin’s Zoo station late Monday.

Police detained an asylum-seeker from Pakistan shortly afterward, but he denied involvement, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. The man had entered Germany on Dec. 31 last year and arrived in Berlin in February.

Berlin police chief Klaus Kandt said Tuesday it wasn’t clear whether the man detained was really the driver.

“We haven’t been able to confirm it yet,” he told reporters.

Berlin police urged people to remain “particularly vigilant” and to report “suspicious movement” to a special hotline.

In a statement widely broadcast on German television, Merkel described herself as “shocked, shaken and deeply saddened.”

“There is still a lot that we don’t know about this act with sufficient certainty,” she said. “But we must, as things stand, assume it was a terrorist attack.”

Merkel, who has been criticized for allowing in large numbers of migrants, addressed head-on the possibility that an asylum-seeker was responsible.

“I know that it would be particularly hard for us all to bear if it were confirmed that a person committed this act who asked for protection and asylum in Germany,” Merkel said. “This would be particularly sickening for the many, many Germans who work to help refugees every day and for the many people who really need our help and are making an effort to integrate in our country.”

Authorities arrested a man about 2 kilometers (1½ miles) from the crash site on suspicion of having been at the wheel of the truck. Footage showed the suspect, his head covered in a white sheet, being pushed into a police car shortly after the attack. Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspaper reported that the man was known to police for minor crimes.

A spokesman for Berlin’s office for refugee affairs said police conducted a large-scale search overnight at a large shelter for asylum-seekers at the city’s now-defunct Tempelhof airport. Four men in their late 20s were questioned but nobody was arrested, Sascha Langenbach told The Associated Press.

Among the dead was a man in the truck, who succumbed as paramedics treated him, Berlin police spokesman Winfried Wenzel said. Police said later that the man was a Polish national, but didn’t give further details of who he was or what happened to him.

The Polish owner of the truck said he feared it may have been hijacked. Ariel Zurawski said he last spoke with the driver, his cousin, around noon, and the driver told him he was in Berlin and scheduled to unload Tuesday morning. “They must have done something to my driver,” he told TVN24.

Germany has not so far experienced any mass-casualty attacks by Islamic extremists, but has been increasingly wary since two attacks by asylum-seekers in the summer that were claimed by the Islamic State group. Five people were wounded in an ax rampage on a train near Wuerzburg and 15 in a bombing outside a bar in Ansbach, both in the southern state of Bavaria. Both attackers were killed.

Those attacks, and two others unrelated to Islamic extremism in the same weeklong period, contributed to tensions in Germany over the arrival last year of 890,000 migrants.

De Maiziere said that as far as officials know, the Islamic State group has not claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack in Berlin.

Far-right groups and a nationalist party seized on it, blaming Merkel for what had happened.

“Under the cloak of helping people Merkel has completely surrendered our domestic security,” Frauke Petry, the co-chairwoman of the Alternative for Germany party, wrote.

Manfred Weber, a member of Merkel’s conservative bloc and leader of the European Parliament’s biggest political grouping, cautioned against sweeping verdicts but said it was important to ensure that extremists didn’t enter the country.

The German government said Merkel spoke Tuesday with President Barack Obama, who expressed his condolences. In Washington, White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the United States was ready to help in the investigation and response.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Islamic extremists must be “eradicated from the face of the earth” and pledged to carry out that mission with all “freedom-loving partners.”

The attack came less than a month after the U.S. State Department warned that extremist groups including Islamic State and al-Qaida were focusing “on the upcoming holiday season and associated events” in Europe.

The Islamic State group and al-Qaida have both called on followers to use trucks in particular to attack crowds. On July 14, a truck plowed into Bastille Day revelers in the southern French city of Nice, killing 86 people. Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack, which was carried out by a Tunisian living in France.

Merkel said Monday’s attack would not cause Germany to live in fear.

“Even if it’s difficult at this hour we will find the strength to live life the way we want to live it in Germany. Free, together and openly,” she said.

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Associated Press writers David Rising and Geir Moulson in Berlin and Angela Charlton in Paris contributed to this report.

President Obama’s Plans To Further Cement His Legacy

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America To Be Taken Over By Immigrants Who Have No Respect Or Desire To Submit To Our Values

Southern Baptist Convention ~ June 12-15, 2016 ~ Part 12

Southern Baptist Convention   ~   June  14-15, 2016    ~    St. Louis

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Business Highlights:

1)Golden Gate Seminary in San Francisco underwent a name change to Gateway Seminary.

2)Women should not be drafted.  Women may enlist in the armed forces.  That decision is entirely up to each individual.

3)Southern Baptists voted to NOT endorse the displaying of the Confederate Flag.  It offends some of our black brethren and others.  Retired Judge Paul Pressler from Texas who always comes to the Southern Baptist Convention, wanted to address this issue.  He was not afforded the opportunity to speak and as a result, he was very angry.  James Merritt won the moment with the following quotation that rang with clarity to all who heard it:

“All the Confederate Flags in the world are not worth one soul of any race.”

4)The Southern Baptist Convention voted to support Israel.  A vocal minority who believed in “replacement theology,” expressed their viewpoint that Israel is no more special in God’s eyes than any other country.  [Replacement Theology is a view held by a minority of evangelicals.  They believe that God is finished with using the nation of Israel in His plan, and that the Lord only works through the church now.  A thorough exegesis of the scriptures and end times prophecy reveals this viewpoint to be false].  Their spokesman even claimed he was an orthodox Jew from Israel.  Nonetheless, the SBC voted overwhelmingly to support Israel.

5)There should be a sensitivity given to Gays and the LGBT, yet it is vitally important that they acknowledge their sin, prayerfully leading to their repentance.

6)Several budget items were presented from the SBC Executive Committee, and “rubber stamped” by the messengers who came to the convention.  There were 7,321 registered messengers at the 2016 convention.

7)Seminary Update:  “Out of the ten largest seminaries in America, six of them are Southern Baptist.”  Paige Patterson  Another interesting fact is that Conservative Seminaries are thriving, while secular Seminaries are dying.  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 5,000 students – the most pastoral students EVER in one school at one time.

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Voting For The President Of The Southern Baptist Convention

The Three Candidates:

1)David Crosby from First Baptist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana, endorsed by Fred Luter.

2)Steve Gaines from Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee, endorsed by Johnny Hunt.

3)J.D. Greer from Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, endorsed by Jimmy Scoggins.

Presidential Vote:  After 2 votes, Steve Gaines was three votes short of the needed votes.  There was to be a third vote.  Greer conceded to Gaines, while Gaines later stated he was going to concede to Greer.  Steve Gaines was elected since he was a bit higher in the votes from the last vote.  It was a work of grace and unity for these candidates to concede to each other.  Steve Gaines is our new president.

J.D. Greer and Steve Gaines were an interesting contrast.  Steve Gaines represents a classic flagship SBC church, following Adrian Rogers as their pastor.  J.D. Greer is oriented towards the millenial generation, and incredibly, had a jihad declared on him while he was serving as a missionary overseas.  His picture was displayed before radical Islamics, and a death warrant was placed upon him.  That is why I voted for him.

Radical Islam’s Invasion Of Europe Is Coming To A Theater Near You If Hillary Clinton Has Her Way…

People asked me a year ago who I planned to vote for president of the United States.  I knew who I would vote for then, and have not changed or wavered since.  I will vote for whoever has the best chance to defeat Hillary Clinton.  That does NOT include libertarian Gary Johnson or Jill Stein of the Green Party.  Voting for either of these candidates is throwing your vote away.  Hillary Clinton desires to allow up to 600,000 to 1,000,000 Syrians to immigrate to our nation!  As the video below portrays, these are not Syrian families, they are angry young men packing Sharia Law, Jihad and Radical Islam in their suitcases.  She will continue with our drastically weakened military (the army is at their weakest since 1940 and the navy has been depleted to its’ strength in 1915) that President Obama created.  Sanctuary cities that provide a safe haven and refuge for illegal immigrants will remain in operation, and Radical Islamists will continue to enter this nation unchecked, slipping in undetected and underneath the radar.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel regrets their attempts of “multiculturalism” and allowing the hoards of Syrian young men into Germany, but the horse is already out of the barn, and Germans are demanding for her resignation.  Hillary Clinton desires this scenario in America.  The link below went viral around the world several months ago, and certainly deserves a reprise.  Do not forget that these Syrian men raped and assaulted European women en mass on New Years Eve, and are depleting the resources of European nations who are already financially strapped.  The Syrian immigrants that you see in this video invading Europe, are exactly what Hillary Clinton wants to bring to America!  The link tells all, and reveals that these people have absolutely no desire to assimilate with other cultures; they desire to take over via jihad and sharia law.  I pray our nation learns from this very recent history, and closes the gates to these barbarians.  Many American citizens are uninformed and naive that Europe today is America tomorrow.  Vote on November 8.   Blessings, Pastor Steve

Be advised the following video has very racy advertisements around it.  The video itself is surreal, featuring Europeans who welcome Radical Islamists with open arms.  In return, the immigrants rape their women, trash their nations, and tell them that Sharia will soon be forced upon all of the country.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bbf_1447557097

Note:  Hillary Clinton, like Barack Hussein Obama and both George Bush’s, all have ties to the New World Order (NWO).  The NWO has strong desires for her to become the next president of the United States.  The NWO despises Donald Trump, a maverick who looks to “make America great again,” which goes against the global grain of things to come.  Vladimir Putin warned Donald Trump in June, that the New World Order was out to get him.  Remember Hillary’s “It takes a village?”  She was not kidding.  Bill and Hillary Clinton have close ties to the Bilderbergs, the Trilateral Commission, the Council of Foreign Relations, and other global networks.  Our Founding Fathers said our nation would succeed only if it remained a Christian nation.  Up until the last ten to twenty years, our major immigration movements have largely been professing Christians for the most part.  The New World Order has a “new” religion for us all, and Bible believing Christians are not in the equation.

 

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Upon completion of a memorial for 9/11 in Owego, New York, a local Muslim group wanted it scrubbed, stating that they thought the term “Islamic Terrorists” was not politically correct.  The response from the originators of the memorial:  “We don’t whitewash things around here and the words Islamic Terrorists are factually correct and the truth.”

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s reaction:  “That would be like me saying:  I want the words Italian mafia taken out of the history books, because I am Italian and it offends me.  Italian mafia does not offend me.  I do not belong to them.  I am not embarrassed by them.  I want nothing to do with them.  They represent the bad part of my ethnic background.  There is a bad part to every ethnic background including the Islamic religion.”

The Barbarians Continue To Murder In The Name Of Their god Allah, While The Western World Keeps Their Head In The Sand…

Is Donald Trump the only major political candidate who has a clue?  He desires to keep these savages out of the U.S.A. and he is called a racist for this.  Hillary Clinton desires to invite hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees without screening them and knowing about their background, and she is leading in the polls for this.  The following article presents important information that is totally circumnavigated by the left wing press and media:  

 

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Jihadist on the Democratic Republic of Congo where Christians are often hacked to death by Muslim rebels.

Jihadist on the Democratic Republic of Congo where Christians are often hacked to death by Muslim rebels
The spate of grisly stabbings and beheadings being carried out by Muslims around the world is not really a sudden or unique occurrence but part of a decades-long pattern of violence inspired by the Quran, say Islam critics.

The latest attack on American soil came over the weekend in Roanoke, Virginia, by a 20-year-old man who used a 10-inch butcher knife to attack residents of the Pines apartment complex while shouting, “Allahu Akbar!”

It happened again Monday in Australia, where a 21-year-old British woman, Mia Ayliffe-chung, was hacked to death and two others injured by a Muslim man chanting “Allahu Akbar!” as 30 other tourists looked on in horror.

In Europe the attacks has been an almost weekly occurrence since the influx of 1.5 million Muslim migrants over the last year.

Most of these attacks receive scant coverage in the establishment media, and when they are covered they are glazed over with an obvious attempt to paint them as anything but Islamic in nature. More often than not, they are attributed to mental illness, as WND documented in a list earlier this month of more than 25 attacks.

From Oklahoma to Ohio, Virginia, California

There have been many knife attacks by Muslims on U.S. soil in recent years. The one that received the most media attention was the horrific beheading of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford of Tulsa, Oklahoma, by a male co-worker at a food plant in September 2014. Alton Alexander Nolen, a Muslim convert, beheaded Hufford and stabbed another woman who were not receptive to his attempts at converting them.

Earlier this year, on Feb. 11, the 30-year-old Mohamed Barry entered the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli in Columbus, Ohio, and mercilessly chopped up customers with a machete, injuring four, while yelling, “Allahu Akbar!”

On Nov. 4, 2015, an 18-year-old Muslim student at the University of California at Merced attacked students and teachers with a machete, injuring several of them seriously before he was shot and killed. The FBI, after initially characterizing the attack by Faisal Mohammad as the act of a disgruntled student, admitted months later in March 2016 that he had an ISIS flag and had studied Islamist propaganda.

Some critics believe the lack of media coverage of these attacks amounts to one of the biggest criminal cover-ups in human history.

Among them is Timothy Furnish, a professor of Islamic history who wrote “Sects, Lies and the Caliphate” and also authors the MahdiWatch blog. He said he’s keeping tabs on the knife attacks. And he believes the whitewash treatment these attacks receive by Western governments and media shows both have taken on the role of dhimmis – second-class apologists for Islam.

“We are witnessing a legion of attacks by Muslims and Muslim sympathizers in the West utilizing, specifically, bladed weapons – Germany, the U.K., U.S., Australia – over the past several years,” Furnish told WND. “Most would appear to be attempts to decapitate the victims, although the media seems to try to hide that fact in a number of cases by reporting them only as ‘stabbings’ or ‘knife attacks.’”

What’s going on here?

“Since the common links in most if not all these cases are Muslim or Islamophile perpetrators, bladed weapons and attacks on the neck area, I would submit that the driving force is the Islamic rubric to behead unbelievers – spelled out specifically in the Quran,” Furnish said.

He cited Sura al-Anfal [VIII]:12 and Sura Muhammad [XLVII]:4.

Furnish elaborated on these scriptures in the article, “Beheading in the Name of Islam,” published in Middle East Quarterly.

Quran 47:3 is the key scripture but there are others.

VIDEO: ATTACKS IN NICE: ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY AS CITY MOURNS
“Those who take the Quran literally – which includes not just terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaida but millions of Muslims of the Salafi, Wahhabi and Deobandi persuasion and major Islamic commentators across the centuries – believe that it is an act of piety to carry out such injunctions,” Furnish said. “ISIS’s appeals in, for example, its Dabiq magazine may be the proximate cause for such brutality. But make no mistake, it is Islam itself which is ultimately responsible.

“When the founder of a religion engages in, or at the very least approves of a behavior, I fail to see how said behavior can be deeded ‘radical’ or ‘extremist.’”

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Islamic artwork even glorifies Muhammad ordering the beheading of Nadr bin al-Harith, a poet who “mocked” Islam’s prophet.

Muhammad orders beheading

Muhammad orders beheading of poet who mocked him.

Muhammad himself is said to have beheaded up to 900 Jewish men and boys at the Battle of the Trench outside Medina.

While the knife attacks in the U.S. and Europe go lightly reported, many of the jihad machete attacks on non-Muslims in Africa and Asia go completely unreported.

A Google search for violence by Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Hindus against non-believers delivers a paltry number of such attacks worldwide compared to those inspired by Islam. The one exception was in Burma, where Buddhists and Muslims seem to cut and behead each other with machetes in equal numbers.

Below is a list of bladed attacks just in the last two months, not including jihad attacks using guns, bombs or vehicles:

On Monday, Aug. 22 it was reported that police shot and wounded a woman in Brussels after she spread panic by stabbing bus passengers, injuring two seriously and a third lightly, the city’s public prosecutor’s office confirmed. The incident had nothing to do with terrorism, according to Belgium authorities, who blamed it on mental illness. They did not release the woman’s name, saying only that she was “Asian” and shouted something unintelligible as she hacked the commuters.
On Aug. 20 at an apartment community in Roanoke, Virginia, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui grabbed a butcher knife and went on a stabbing spree, seriously injuring two, while repeatedly yelling, “Allahu Akbar!” He told police he heard voices telling him to stab people.
On Aug. 19 in Strasbourg, France, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi was attacked near his home in broad daylight and left hospitalized by a knife-wielding Muslim yelling “Allahu Akbar!” The incident was immediately scrubbed by French police as “not terrorism related” in what has become a pattern across Europe, Canada and the United States.
On Aug. 13 in Jeman, north-central Nigeria, at least seven were slaughtered in a Christian village by Fulani Muslim herdsman using machetes and guns. “The Christians were killed in their homes,” Golkofa resident Sunday Saleh told Morning Star News. “Some of the victims were shot while others were cut with machetes.”
On Aug. 13 a man killed a female passenger and injured at least five others in a horrific knife and fire attack on a Swiss train. The set the train ablaze with a flammable liquid and could not be questioned before he died. Authorities said the man was born in a neighboring region but did not release the man’s name or his ethnic or religious background.
On the night of Aug. 13-14, two people were killed and six wounded in a machete attack in an eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo where Islamic rebels have been blamed for a series of civilian massacres against Christians. The Allied Democratic Forces or ADF, an Islamist armed group of Ugandan origin, is accused of carrying out the brutal slayings.
On Aug. 6 a man with a knife and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” launched himself at two policewomen in the Belgian city of Charleroi. The perpetrator, who inflicted serious facial wounds upon one of his targets, was then fatally shot.
On Aug. 3 in London a Muslim man stabbed to death the wife of an American professor on the busy Russell Square, injuring five others. The perpetrator was an 18-year-old Muslim man of Somali origin who had been resettled in Norway but, again, British authorities said they had “no evidence of radicalization” and attributed the attack to mental illness.
On Aug. 2 in Gada Biyu, Nigeria, nine Christian villagers were cut down by Muslim terrorists who also burned three churches.
On Aug. 1 at about noon in Ninte, Nigeria, two Christian women were hacked to death by Muslim herdsman. “They cut them with machetes. A woman and her daughter in-law were killed by the Fulani herdsmen while the man is still in the hospital as I talk with you,” an eye witness told Morning Star News.
On July 26 two ISIS terrorists entered a Catholic church in the northern French province of Normandy while a mass was in progress. They forced the elderly priest to his knees on the altar and slit his throat, filming the entire attack. A nun was also left fighting for her life and more would have been killed if one nun had not escaped the church and called police, who arrived and shot the attackers dead.
On July 19 in Wuerzburg, Germany, it was reported that a 17-year-old Afghan refugee attacked people on a train with an ax and knife injuring nearly 20 passengers, four seriously. The Afghan boy fled the train but was chased and shot dead by police. The Muslim teen’s motive was “not yet clear,” the BBC reported.
On July 18 in central Egypt a Muslim mob attacked a group of Coptic priests and their families with knives and batons, killing one and wounding several others. The attack came months after an armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets while looting and torching seven Christian homes in the same area, security officials said.
On July 15 in Nice, France, a man planned to hack to death mourners as they were praying at a memorial service for the 84 victims of a jihadist named Mohamed L. Bouhlel, a French Tunisian immigrant who drove a truck through a crowded promenade on Bastille Day. The perpetrator, a Muslim, was caught by cops carrying a “huge blade” as he approached the crowded prayer vigil. Cops are said to have pounced on the man who one witness reported was carrying a “machete.”
On July 9 a female pastor was hacked to death close to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Police arrested six suspects believed to be Muslim.
On June 30 in the town of Obi, in the central Nigerian state of Nasarawa, a father of seven, Rev. Joseph Kurah, was ambushed by two armed men after he arrived at his farm. His severely mutilated body, hacked to death, was later recovered from the scene. Fulani Muslim herdsmen are suspected in the killing, according to WorldWatch Monitor.
On June 16 a “radicalized” 22-year-old Islamist was arrested by police in southwestern France with a knife and machete in his possession. He planned to attack “English and American tourists, then security forces,” according to French reports.
On June 13 a police officer and his wife were killed inside their home in what police called an ISIS-inspired knife attack near Paris, the Independent reported.
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Sexual Sin And Hypocrisy In The Church

The theme of sodomy/homosexuality is a hot button topic today, frequently coming up in conversation.  President Obama is doing everything he can, in order to promote the acceptance of this sinful lifestyle throughout our country.  Rainbow colors have been splashed on the White House, as the Supreme Court advocated “gay marriage” through a 5-4 vote.  The Bible is replete with scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments, that label sodomy as not only a sin but an abomination.  All three monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) unequivocally condemn this sin.  The Christian church needs to show love for people engrossed in this lifestyle, but there is a dire need for those who engage in this practice to repent.  There is no free pass – this is not a “special” sin we overlook.  The challenge the church has, in my opinion, is dealing with those who engage in this lifestyle, and erroneously interpret God’s demand for repentance as hatred.  The church needs to be consistent in revealing the sinners’ need for contrition in order to be saved.  Helping people to see their sin is love.  If there is no repentance on the sinners’ part, we continue to show them unconditional love, yet they will not be allowed to join with the body of Christ.

Now here is where it gets dicey.  If we were to converse  in church about the aforementioned paragraph, we would all be on the same page.  But if I am presiding over conversation and I mention the sin of fornication, then things get quiet.  All of the sudden, the aura of self righteous condemnation dissipates.  I observe changes in body language, inflection of tone in speech, and even stone cold silence.  Fornication, of course, is the generic sweeping term that includes any kind of sexual union outside of holy matrimony.  Any relationship outside of marriage is absolutely forbidden.  As the old joke goes:  “Preacher, you have left preaching and gone to meddling.”  No, the message is now focused on your sin or your struggle.  This is the premier sin that I have run into in the church for well over three decades.  Our culture is so base today, that in many a church, fornication flies under the radar.  I have seen many who are living this lifestyle, come to church consistently, and never come under conviction!  The Bible tells us that an unrepentant fornicator will not go to heaven.  We are glad when all people come to church, but the desired effect of anyone’s attendance is for their repentance, without which one cannot be saved!  If blatant sexual sinners are consistently attending church without a change in their hearts, it is evident that the entire counsel of God is not being preached or adhered to.  If they keep living in sin without a change of heart, they become “leaven” in the church, and they convince visitors and enquirers, that this must be all right, because absolutely no one confronts the issue!  This also gives the enemies of God a chance to blaspheme, since they look inside the church and conclude that if their lifestyle is no different from mine, why should I be a part of the church?  Good question.

The church in America will continue to decline dramatically until if/when we once again become the church the way the Lord meant for it to be – described graphically in the book of Acts.

Ephesians 5:3 King James Version (KJV)

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

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If you take issue with this article, your problem is not with the blog author.  It is with the Author of the first book run off the Gutenberg printing press – the Bible.  i.e. Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, I Kings 14:24, I Kings 15:12, Judges 19:22-30, Genesis 18:20, Genesis 19:4-14, Genesis 13:13, I Timothy 1:10, I Corinthians 6:9, Romans 1:26-27, Hebrews 12:16, Hebrews 13:4, Jude 6-7, II Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 5:3, Colossians 3:5, Revelation 21:8, Luke 13:3, Luke 13:5, Matthew 4:17, etc., etc., etc., etc.

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