The Paganization Of Christianity

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People in hell are not there because God didn’t want them, they are there because they didn’t want God! Or they tried to add to, take away from, or otherwise alter THE ONLY WAY To God and Heaven.

KEY WORDS ARE UNDERLINED FOR EMPHASIS.

John 8:31-32 King James Version (KJV)

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 10:1 King James Version (KJV)

10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 4:10-12 King James Version (KJV)

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Matthew 7:13-23 King James Version (KJV)

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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THE THREE REASONS I WROTE THIS ARTICLE

  1. I have family, friends, and folk here on FB who are NOT saved/NOT Biblical Christians, they see, read, and hear what some who claim to be Christian say/post and it is NO different from what an UNSAVED, NON-CHRISTIAN would say/post. I do NOT want to be confused with these HYPOCRITES. So I am making it CLEAR what IS right, what IS wrong, what IS Christian, and what is NOT Christian for all the unsaved and/or backslid. 
  2. There are family and friends, and celebrities [keep reading] claiming to be Christian who regularly, and casually post profanity, and talk about drinking (booze), engage in immoral sexual acts, and smoking. THAT is NOT Christian. That is NOT Christianity. I am NOTHING like that. I am 100% AGAINST THAT. 
  3. Certain members of my family posted a meme with this message, I cleaned it up BECAUSE CHRISTIANS DO NOT CURSE, NOR USE PROFANITY: Civilian friends are friendly to your face- talk [profane word for poop] behind your back. Military friends talk [profane word for poop] to your face- and have your back. I politely addressed this bald-faced lie saying: I know many HONORABLE Civilians who are honest. And I know many DISHONORABLE Military personnel who are drunks, dopers, liars, cheats, and immoral. One of my own family then posted lying smack and said, ORDERING me: “Step down cuz. You obviously have never been a part of a team…” This was from a FAMILY MEMBER who had NOT even seen me since 1977, and has only heard snippets about me here on FB. I replied politely, yet straightforwardly That when he is wrong, he IS wrong. And Boy, are you WRONG.

So……

I wrote and posted this article in response to between 5-7 different people. Some are family, some are friends, some I just know from FB.

The theme may not apply to everyone on every point, but what does…please PRAYERFULLY consider it in the Light of God’s Word, The Holy Bible.

Some things to consider are, first, these Scriptures:
MATTHEW 7:6, 13-21
JOHN 7:24
JOHN 8:31, 32, 36-44
ROMANS 1:16-32
ROMANS 3:10-18, 23
GALATIANS 1:6-9
GALATIANS 5:16-25
II CORINTHIANS 5:17, 21
II CORINTHIANS 6:14-7:1
MATTHEW 5:6
MATTHEW 6:21, 33

Questions:
Is it CHRIST-LIKE to profess Christianity and to regularly, casually, daily swear, curse, use profanity?

Is it CHRIST-LIKE to make false statements about someone? Especially someone you haven’t seen at all, and heard LITTLE from since 1977?

Is it CHRIST-LIKE to say we love Jesus Christ with ALL our heart, soul, mind, and strength and then live in complacent disobedience or open rebellion against HIS Holy Word & HIS Holy Spirit?

Is someone even CHRIST-LIKE who in their very everyday character, behaviour, and life is NOT CHRIST-LIKE?

BTW, Christ-like=CHRISTIAN.

I used the term Christ-Like for 2 reasons:
1. To drive the point home.
2. A lot of folk PROFESSING to be Christian who do NOT POSSESS Christianity at all.

Pray.
Think.

Some may be questioning what is this all about.
Others are already mad/offended.
Some may be blocking me on FB even now.

Pray.
Think.

JOHN 13:15, 17
JOHN 14:6, 15, 21, 23, 24
JOHN 15:14

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FIRST, ESTABLISH THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS USED.

pa·gan
/ˈpāɡən/Submit
noun
1.
a person holding religious beliefs other than Biblical Judaism and Biblical Christianity, [MY NOTE:which we will see are one and the same thing.]
synonyms: heathen, infidel, idolater, idolatress
“pagans worshiped the sun”
adjective
1.
relating to pagans.
“a pagan god”
synonyms: heathen, ungodly, irreligious, infidel, idolatrous
“the pagan festival”

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NEXT, IS CHRISTIANITY BECOMING MORE PAGAN?

Yes.

Back in 1960 and before every mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Fundamental Christian church preached, taught, counselled, and thundered against:

ROCK-N-ROLL/CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: SECULAR OR THE PHONY “CHRISTIAN”

HALLOWEEN: IT STILL IS SATAN’S “BIRTHDAY”; WITCHES, GOBLINS, SORCERERS, DEMONS, SEANCES, FORTUNE TELLING, DIVINATION, WIZARDSALL STRAITLY FORBIDDEN REPEATEDLY IN SCRIPTURE

DANCING: THE SENSUAL MOVEMENT AND CONTACT MIXED WITH NON-CHRISTIAN MUSIC THAT STIRS UP LUST

GAMBLING: THE BEING A FOOLISH AND UNFAITHFUL STEWARD OF WHAT GOD BLESSED US WITH

TATTOOS/BODY-PIERCING: THE MAKING OF MARKS, WORDS, PICTURES AND SYMBOLS, AND THE PLACEMENT OF RINGS, CHAINS, AND GAUGES IN ONE’S BODY, AN ACT THAT ORIGINATED IN PAGANISM AND SLAVERY

IMMODEST DRESS: THE SENSUAL ATTIRE THAT ORIGINATED IN HARLOTRY, FORNICATION, AND ADULTERY

CURSING/PROFANITY: WAS EXTREMELY RARE, TO POINT THAT IT DID NOT EXIST IN THE CHRISTIAN’S LIFE AT ALL, NOW THERE THOSE WHO REGULARLY, CASUALLY, AND DAILY CURSE AND CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIAN…NOT KNOWING THAT SUCH A THING IS IMPOSSIBLE

In today’s “church” I have personally seen and heard ALL this taking place IN Christian’s lives, homes, and even IN The House of God, The Church!

Jesus was, AND IS, CLEAR:

Matthew 12:30 King James Version (KJV)

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE ACTUALLY, REALLY SAY ABOUT JUDGING?

I will post entire Scripture passages to show what GOD really says. BUT…

Can we all agree that in The Bible there is NO higher authority than God/Jesus/The Holy Spirit?

IF YOU agree on that then let’s begin here:

John 7:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

This is The Lord Jesus Christ talking. HE speaks of TWO types of judging here. Superficial, hypocritical, and “righteous judging”.

The superficial/hypocritical Christ straitly forbids.

The Righteous judging HE commands.

Deuteronomy 1:12-18 King James Version (KJV)

12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.

15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.

16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.

Here God commands, sets in order, and details the way to judge, judge ONLY according to God’s Word/Law.

Exodus 18:13-23 King James Version (KJV)

13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.

14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?

15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:

16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear Godmen of truthhating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

Psalm 149:6-9 King James Version (KJV)

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.

Malachi 3:16-18 King James Version (KJV)

16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, betweenhim that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

[NOTE: In the original Hebrew of the O.T. and Greek of the N.T. discern means: to judge correctly. THIS is very important later on as we’ll see.]

1 Corinthians 5 King James Version (KJV)

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.

And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortionerwith such an one no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

[NOTE: God’s Word says Paul passed this judgment though NOT physically present. God’s Word IS Truth, IS Right, no matter the distance or location.]

1 Corinthians 6:1-10 King James Version (KJV)

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this lifeset them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be notdeceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, norabusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 King James Version (KJV)

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

[NOTE: Here is the word DISCERN again, as 1st seen in Malachi 3:16-18. One of the GIFTS of The Spirit is “discerning of/judging of spirits”. THIS will be seen as very vital later.]

1 Timothy 5:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

2 Timothy 4:1-6 King James Version (KJV)

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Titus 1:8-16 King James Version (KJV)

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

1 John 4:1-6 King James Version (KJV)

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth notus. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

[NOTE: From Malachi 3 to I Corinthians 12, now here in I John 4 we see the NEED of DISCERNING OF/judging of spirits, doctrine, truth, error, and right and wrong according TO God’s Word.]

Matthew 18:15-17 King James Version (KJV)

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

[NOTE: This is Jesus talking again, the HIGHEST authority there is, and HE says HOW to execute judgment among the brethren in the church.]

Lastly, THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD, MISUSED SCRIPTURE PASSAGE IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE, by saint and sinner alike.

Matthew 7:1-23 King James Version (KJV)

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocritefirst cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogsneither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you…

…13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and fewthere be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Many stop at verse one like that is all that The Lord Jesus Christ said.

BUT place that INTO the proper CONTEXT of the rest of the chapter, and indeed, The WHOLE BIBLE, and you see Jesus Christ says in more detail in Matthew chpt. 7 what HE says in John 7:24. Jesus does NOT give a blanket prohibition of judging, BUT of superficial, hypocritical judging.

The Conclusion of the Whole Matter:

  1. STUDY GOD’S WORD- ALL OF IT.
  2. LEARN GOD’S WORD- ALL OF IT.
  3. BELIEVE GOD’S WORD- ALL OF IT.
  4. LIVE BY GOD’S WORD- AGAIN, ALL OF IT.
  5. And when God’s Word says something is right IT IS RIGHT regardless of who says otherwise.
  6. When God’s Word says something is wrong IT IS WRONG regardless of who says otherwise.
  7. Do NOT be shallow.
  8. Do NOT be hypocritical.
  9. Do NOT be hateful, hate-filled, NOR in anyway operate in hate.
  10. If you see a moral or doctrinal error PRAY FIRST. And ALWAYS respond IN and WITH LOVE, [Ephesians 4:15].

If you’re happy that someone failed so you can be the “Bible Cop”…then YOUR heart is not right. Pray. Repent. Get forgiveness. Get restoration.

Two things about Godly judgment:

MUST BE SQUARELY ROOTED IN GOD’S WORD- NO OPINION.

MUST BE COMPLETELY IN AND BY GOD’S LOVE- PERIOD.

You may be asking, “Why do you think this is so important, Rev. Larry?”

My answer…. think of the countless churches, homes, marriages, families, and lives that have been RUINED, some that went to Hell…because no one spoke God’s Word, The Truth, to them in love.

I hope this has been thorough enough. If the response demands it I will follow up….Scout’s Honor.

 

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NOW, FOR SOME SOUL SEARCHING QUESTIONS.

  1. Are we actually Christian if we regularly disobey and transgress God and His Word?
  2. Do we really love Jesus if we don’t obey Him/His Word?
  3. Is The Lord Jesus Christ TRULY our Lord and Saviour if/when we daily live lives that are contrary to and in conflict with His Holy Word?
  4. How does a person claiming to be Christian affect all the lives and souls of the unsaved who ARE watching and listening to THEM curse, swear, get all tatted up, drink, smoke, and are as immoral as the sinner is????
  5. When a person who claims to be a Christian but daily, and casually engages in and lives in sin stands before The Lord Jesus Christ on Judgment Day, what will The Lord Jesus Christ say to them?

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COMMON EXCUSES.

  1.  NO ONE IS PERFECT. False excuse. Of course no one is perfect. ONLY Jesus/God IS perfect. I am NOT perfect- BUT that is NO excuse to be casual about sin, that GOD from Genesis to Revelation forbids and condemns! What IS the Christian response to this then? We are not perfect. BUT by God’s grace, the love of Jesus, and the power and working of The Holy Spirit we CAN live lives overcoming sin, and that ARE Holy.
  2. Christians aren’t better than sinners- just better off. Outright LIE. If Christians are NOT better than sinners than WHAT REAL DIFFERENCE DID JESUS MAKE THEN?!! No. In and of ourselves we are wretched. BUT a person who is solely in and of themselves is NOT saved. A Christian is NOT in and of themselves– we ARE bought with a price, new creatures IN Christ Jesus, victorious NOW over Satan, sin, and the flesh, and by God’s grace we ARE better than sinners.

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CLOSING SALVO.

The false/bogus accusation levied at me that “I obviously had never been part of team” is an outright lie. Spoken in ignorance. But still an outright lie. In was also the hypocritical judging of person they had NOT even seen in 41 years, and has ONLY heard small, brief tidbits here on FB. They know NOTHING about me at all. Yet they did not hesitate to pass false, hypocritical judgment (Remember: there IS good, Biblical judging/judgment), and to outright lie about and to me.

The truth?

I’ve been a part of team…a LONG time. Several teams actually.

  1. I was a street preacher for 12 years. We (15 to sometimes 67 of us) met at church. Prayed for at least one hour. Then on Friday and Saturday nights went in groups of 2-3 to the WORST parts of the K.C. metro area- unarmed- and shared the Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ. There were times we saw people get on their knees on the sidewalk outside of the bar/nudey joint they just came out of, weeping, and give their hearts to Jesus. Over the 12 year period we had over 3,000 get saved one on one. BUT other times the 2-3 of us were surrounded by as many as 30, angry, violent people, who were arguing and threatening us. We guns pulled on us, knives pulled on us, threw beer bottles at us…remember, we were UNARMED. BUT GOD protected all of us. NOT one was ever hurt. A TEAM of prayer warriors at church. A team of evangelists on the streets, no more than 3 of us against sometimes 15-30 angry, violent people, one time it was against a group of 30 in the motorcycle gang The Black Vultures. We were threatened- NEVER hurt. We were a TEAM. Jesus IS THE Head, The Captain of our salvation. A Team. We had training. We had organization. We had discipline. We had on the spot instructions. We were UNARMED. WE WERE A TEAM.
  2. At Church, at least the one I go to [for almost 19 years] has order, structure, discipline, doctrine, training, teaching, on the spot counselling, a chain of command. WE’RE A TEAM.
  3. The Body of Christ. We love, listen, counsel, advise, learn, and pray for each other. We have each other’s back. WE’RE A TEAM.

If this is NEWS to you…you could have and should have ASKED about it first BEFORE making cockimamey judgments. Also…maybe it’s time to find another church if this is NEWS to you.

Now those who KNOW who this is about have CHOICES:

  1. Prayerfully seek The Lord and draw near to HIM.
  2. OR get mad and do “whatever”.

Those, in reality, are your ONLY two choices.

I can tell you to your face, up front, if ANYONE lies to me, lies about me, and/or makes bogus, false judgments again they are BLOCKED on FB. I love you. Will pray for you. But I aint hanging with ANYONE who is a liar. Period.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

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