Powerful word from My Angel Valerie Holmes co-Lead Pastor at REVIVE
“Like a loud roar in my head I can hear the secret thoughts of thousands of Christians this morning thinking something like this, “Oh great, my Pastor is going to take a stand against the promotion of the lesbian/gay lifestyle in the movie I’ve been waiting to see for 3 months!!!!”
Then of course the reasoning begins as to how they can get around this ….
1. Hmmmm! I’ll see it out of town so no one sees me.
2. I’m only going to see it so I can give an educated response to unbelievers.
3. We as Christians can’t hide from the world, the world is all around us.
4. We need to make this a “teaching moment” for our children.
5. Love, forgiveness & acceptance is what God is all about …
And on and on the reasoning goes …
Christians, here is a teaching moment. The dividing line between the world and the Word is losing its blur and coming more and more into focus with every passing day. Tough spot so many are in. Lest this post gets too long for you to take the time to read, let’s just let the Word speak for itself so you can decide which direction you lead your family.
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are headed for destruction. 1 Cor. 1:18
False teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough. Gal. 5:9
If it were possible, they will deceive even the very elect. Matt. 24:24
“That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.”
And this is the result of that … “Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents.” Romans 1:26-30
Even now, at this moment, I hesitate to click the post button, because of the argumentative, hypocritical comments that will come from believers. The Body of Christ is at a critical moment and must decide whether we are or aren’t conformed to the world.
Are there no other options to entertain our families Christians?”
Pastor Valerie Holmes
( and let me add, I hear a loud roar in my mind, thousands of believers saying “Oh my, my pastor would never take a stand like this. Maybe I’m in the wrong church?)
Myles Holmes Ministries