Southern Baptists Boot 4 Churches

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The executive committee of the Southern Baptist Conference this week has “disfellowshipped” the SBC from four churches: from two of them for “affirming homosexual behavior” and from two more for having registered sex offenders as pastors (https://religionnews.com/2021/02/23/southern-baptists-expel-four-churches-for-abuse-two-more-for-gay-member/).

The SBC represents the largest Protestant denomination in America.

We don’t know how a church can “affirm homosexual behavior” without taking the position that the Bible, the word of God, is wrong about it. Of course we understand that any church that would not take in sinners would be an empty church. But I think that here we’re talking about not only presumptuous, unrepented sin, but also rejection of God’s word. Really–you can’t go into a church and say “I steal cars, it’s part of who I am, I’m not a bit sorry for it and I fully intend to keep on doing it: and the Bible is wrong for saying ‘Thou shalt not steal’!”

As for the other two churches, what explanation could there possibly be for allowing a known sex offender to take the pulpit?

“I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou has tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars” (Revelation 2:2). Such were the words of Jesus Christ to the church at Ephesus.

Churches are not to be pastored by false apostles, false prophets! God had Ezekiel deliver the same message to His temple in Jerusalem, whose leaders permitted–and abetted–all sorts of pagan practices there. These abuses are described in detail in Ezekiel Chapter 8.

The SBC was right to break off relations with these four churches.

It should not be forgotten that “judgment must begin at the house of God” (1 Peter 4:17).

Rushdoony: We Belong to God

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R.J. Rushdoony wrote “God’s Property and Possession” circa 1978. Chalcedon has reprinted it now, in 2020, because it’s still true, still pertinent, and has become, perhaps, a harder lesson than it was 40 years ago.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/gods-property-and-possession

We can say “We belong to God”–but do we understand that this is meant to be taken literally? We are God’s property! Not our own, but His. What makes us God’s property? It’s not only His right as our Creator. In redeeming us with the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, “We are bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:20). And so we are doubly His property.

But we not only consider ourselves to be our own property. Many of us, churchmen included, object to God’s laws and judge His word–as if there were something wrong with it that must be corrected… by us! As hard as it is to understand and accept God’s rights, to transfer His authority to fallible, sinful, foolish human beings is downright preposterous. It goes back to Satan’s con came in the Garden: “Ye shall be as gods.”

Heaven forbid. We wouldn’t last three days with Him off the throne and some worldly know-it-all on it. If history teaches us anything at all, it ought to teach us that.

And by the way: being God’s property means we cannot be the property of any other human being. Or the state. It’s why secular utopians, who are always ready to break eggs to make their omelet, hate God’s word.

Poll: 1 in 4 Would Date a Robot

As reported this week by The Mirror, a poll of 1,000 people in the UK aged 18-34 found that one out of four Brits would be willing to date or “have a relationship” with a robot, as long as it was really good-looking ( http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/romance-digital-age-one-four-7832164 ).

I think this is where we run screaming to the sidewalk.

Said a person who hopes to make a lot of money out of this, “Our bodies, our identities and our senses are enhancing, thanks to technology and societal shifts.”

Gee, thanks.

Now, why would our leaders and thinkers want to push this?

Because it strikes directly at God’s creation mandate. Because it would establish them–in their own reprobate minds–as gods themselves, un-creating and re-creating God’s natural order of things.

First they sold us “gay,” then transgender, and next it will be something else even more alienating us from God’s creation.

It will stop when our sovereign Lord decides it’s time to break out the sickle and reap the harvest.

‘The Learning Channel,’ Culture Killer

You didn’t really think I’d post a picture of some “transgender teen” up here, did you? Here is a monarch butterfly instead–in total contrast to the grotesque content of this post, for which I apologize in advance.

I suppose we can’t expect much from a cable TV channel that airs Say Yes to the Dress. But really–when you take ideas and practices that the whole human race has emphatically rejected for untold thousands of years, and suddenly try to make them the groundwork of your morality… well, you wind up with something like TLC’s All That Jazz: a “documentary series following the life of transgender teenager, Jazz Jennings, as she [sic: every cell in this person’s body continues to be male] balances school, family [note that school comes first] and her [sic] social life” ( http://www.locatetv.com/tv/i-am-jazz/season-1/9260065 ).

In this week’s episode, “Worried about keeping puberty at bay, Jazz and her [sic] mother visit the doctor to discuss her [sic] hormone test results.” Did your mother ever worry about keeping your puberty at bay?

As Jazz himself explains, “I was assigned male at birth {what? what kind of talk is this?] but happily live as a girl!”

I shouldn’t have to be the one to say this: but there is something evil and twisted going on in that family, and to celebrate it on TV, and pretend it’s good and praiseworthy, is more evil and twisted still.

Possibly some of this is just the age-old nooze media fascination with anything outlandish and bizarre. Dog bites man, so what? Man bites dog, it’s news.  But the man-bites-dog stories always go away in a few days, while this transgender stuff, already rancid, just keeps getting heaped higher and higher. Our popular culture is coming to resemble a Superfund site.

At the root of this is rebellion against God and the perverse desire to proclaim oneself as God. “Assign me male at birth–oh, yeah? Well, I’m gonna make myself a girl–so there!” Or as Satan put it to Eve, “Ye shall be as gods” (Genesis 3:5).

And in this case, it’s all crap, to boot. If you are male, every cell in your body has a Y-chromosome. No matter how you have yourself mutilated surgically, no matter how much you have yourself shot full of drugs and hormones, you’ve still got several million Y-chromosomes. You are still male.

Learn to live with it… if your demonically inspired parents give you a chance.