Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
July 3, 2016
Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye all one in Christ Jesus.”
In the middle of June we learned of a massive killing in a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. We were first told that a Muslim young man was incensed at some gay men kissing each other while he was in Miami, Florida; in front of him and his three-year-old son. He was upset by this public display that was done with no shame as his young son watched.
Then we were told a conflicting story that the shooter was a frequent visitor to this gay club, called the Pulse. The club was named after John Pulse who died in 1991 of HIV. We learned that the shooter had gone for over three years to the Pulse Club in Orlando. It seems that he was fighting the urge to be a sexual pervert.
He was bipolar. Was this a hate crime, because he hated the gay lifestyle? Or did he? But how could this be if he attended this club for three years? Was he a bisexual? He mentioned that he did this for ISIS, on a 911 phone call while he was at the club. Was he a Muslim terrorist?
Then we find out that the whole episode took over 3 hours, from 2am till 5am! There were people in both bathrooms; the shooter in one with about 20 hostages. The police rammed a hole in the wall of the other bathroom to permit the people who were hiding there to escape. The police shortly thereafter shot the mass murderer.
What? The murderer was a former security guard. He was on the FBI list of dangerous suspects and was interviewed twice. Over one hundred people were either killed or injured. Over 100 people were shot by just one person; a living, modern day Rambo!
There were supposedly over 300 gays in the club when the incident occurred. Most were gay Puerto Ricans. The shooter apparently had sex with two Puerto Rican homosexuals. He even experienced sex with one of these Puerto Rican homosexuals about 20 times until the same-sex lover moved away from Orlando a couple of months ago. And even the Atlanta Journal Constitution posted a story of the Orlando shooting at 8:00pm, six hours before it even supposedly happened. That story gave the casualty list as “20 dead and more than 40 wounded.”
I am not going to get into why this was a false flag event, which I am sure that it was; but I want to comment on what the government has done with this story and how our sin of tolerance is just leading us down the pathway to hell.
The government has used this false flag disaster to push for gun control and to limit our “freedom” of speech. An American can no longer have an opinion. You are no longer allowed to say anything against what the mainstream media tells you of any situation. If you do, the media will come against you when they find out that you disagree with their statements. The mainstream media will attempt to take your sermon off of YouTube or shut down your website or make fun of you and your beliefs.
BIBLE IS AGAINST SODOMY
Let’s look at these two Bible verses:
Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
What does this verse say? Fill in the blank:
- Homosexuality is ______________.
- Something to take pride in.
- An abomination.
- The two participants in this act are _________.
- To be mourned if they are killed.
- To be put to death by the righteous government.
But many Christians take the position that there is something wrong with Christianity. It’s called the Old Testament. Are you familiar with that homophobic, murdering text? Most Christians call it the "Jewish text" and say that it does not apply to Christians. It was part of another dispensation. But it is right there with the Ten Commandments!
So, let’s look at a New Testament verse:
Revelation 21:27: “And there shall in no way enter into it [New Jerusalem] anything that defileth, neither he that worketh abomination, or maketh a lie, but they who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
What is he doing that works an abomination? One abomination is the practice of sodomy or homosexuality. The Bible says the LGBT—the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered will not be in the New Jerusalem.
If the Bible teaches that all LGBTs are an abomination to the LORD, then how are they the choir directors, pastors, assistant pastors, or even members of local churches? How are the so-called “Christian” churches reacting? Let’s look at some of the churches on both sides of the argument. First, Westboro Baptist Church.
WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH
About 45 years ago, in the summer, I went with a family from Northern Kentucky, Pastor Joe Gadd, his wife and three children, to Westboro Baptist Church. I was living in Eastern Tennessee at the time. Pastor Joe and Pastor Fred Phelps were doing the preaching at the weekend conference.
They were both Calvinists. They taught:
- Total Depravity
- Unconditional Election
- Limited Atonement
- Irresistible Grace
- Preservation of the Saints
On Monday, Joe and his family went back to Northern Kentucky. I stayed with the Phelps family for a week, helping two of his sons with their job of cutting grass in the neighborhood. I still remember Fred at the dinner table referring to one of his erring children who had the name of “Nathan” as “Nate the Reprobate.” Nate is now an atheist and left the church at the age of 18.
Fred Phelps was a civil-rights lawyer and the church, even then, was made up of mainly his family. He had thirteen children. The church was several decades away from picketing dead soldiers or events, as America hadn’t as yet catered to the homosexual crowd and the Iraqi War had not started. At the time, most locations in the United States had laws against homosexual behavior.
After the week was over, I traveled on to the state of Montana where I visited with another Calvinistic family. They showed me a great time, as I caught my personal best; catching the most fish and my largest fish ever. I even have a photo to prove it.
The Westboro Baptist Church achieved its notoriety when they began to picket funerals of dead soldiers in the Iraq War. Their signs of “God hates fags” and “God hates Jews” and “God hates Roman Catholics” were the instruments that produced a large response of hate. What was the theology behind this rampage that went across the world? It was Calvinism. They were one of the churches that took their Calvinistic doctrine to the extreme—they were correct according to the Calvinistic teachings; but Calvinism is wrong.
A representative for the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church told USA TODAY that its members plan to picket Saturday (June 18, 2016) outside the funeral for two of the victims of last Sunday’s shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
“It's not about that person, it’s about that whole societal phenomenon,” Westboro spokesman Steve Drain of Topeka, Kansas said. “It’s never been OK to be gay and it’s never going to be OK to be gay, no matter how much the spirit of the times calls for the popularity of that sin.”
The Kansas-based church, through a lawyer, sent a letter to the Orlando Police Department spelling out plans to protest outside the Cathedral Church of St. Luke on Saturday from 10:15 A.M. to 11 A.M. Members of Westboro declare that the Bible stipulates that the LGBT lifestyle is a sin. And they are absolutely correct. The Bible does teach, without a doubt, that men with men and women with women in sexual activities is a sin.
In the letter dated June 16, lawyer Rebekah Phelps-Davis wrote that Westboro members are “law-abiding and nonviolent” and requested that police “fulfill their duty to take responsible steps to keep the peace.” They also requested information on permits that are required.
About six members will take part in Saturday’s protest, Drain said. A representative for the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida told the Orlando Sentinel that Westboro members can expect some pushback.
Staffers at the cathedral could not be reached Thursday night, but the church has been straightforward about its support of the gay and lesbian community. The Episcopal congregation published on its Facebook page that it would host a “Service of Compassion for the LGBT and Latino Community” on Sunday at 6 P.M., one week [June 19] after police say Omar Mateen walked into the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment, and took part in one of the worst mass shootings in United States history.
The cathedral also made news last year after hosting the baptism of the child of a gay couple. The church has not yet begun the process of submitting the required permits for such a protest.
Said Drain, “That thing that happened in Orlando, it was a very tragic thing and it’s a very sorrowful thing, but one of the aspects of the sorrow that people are missing in their kind of worldly, maudlin sentimentality is that all of those people in that whole business…were doing that which God Almighty calls a sin.”
Counselors helping those affected by the mass shooting in Orlando share insight into recognizing need, solutions and why they help. The First Unitarian Church of Orlando is among those hosting counseling.
Here is one of the signs that Westboro Baptist Church had made for the Orlando shooting and probably held it up at their demonstration:
The Westboro Baptist Church is made fun of by the main-stream media. They are known as the “most hated family in America” and their church is called the “most controversial church in America.” There is no discussion about the doctrine of their church that says that “God hates Jews.” It is mainly about “God hates fags.”
But are they correct on this issue? Does God love or hate the sodomite? Open sodomites, even open lesbians can fight in the armed forces now. Westboro asks an important question: How can God bless the United States military if it has LGBT people in it?
Soon it will have a draft for all men and women who are 18 years or older, probably to the age of 35. It now has soldiers of other races, other faiths fighting for the democratic way of life. How can our God bless this modern day Babel military force?
That is the main point Westboro Baptist Church is making and it is being ignored. What the media is doing is making fun of the church and the people in it. It is like they are saying that these crazy people believe that God hates these different groups of people. So does He really?
The church does do some things wrong, i.e. woman leaders, singing famous rock and roll songs with new words and who they say that God elects, but the media ignores the question: Does God hate fags?
STONEWALL GAY BAR
Stop what hate? Should Christians love the gay bars like this gay bar in New York City? Should Christians love the gay and lesbians sexual practices? Or should Christians hate what God hates? This Stonewall gay bar in New York will be made a monument to the gay movement by the Obama Administration very shortly.
From NY Times: The Stonewall Inn has been called the symbolic heart of New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for decades, since the police raid and ensuing protests there in 1969 helped galvanize a national struggle for gay rights.
On last Friday, President Obama formally recognized that history, declaring the Greenwich Village bar and its surrounding area the Stonewall National Monument, and creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement.
“The Stonewall Uprising is considered by many to be the catalyst that launched the modern L.G.B.T. civil rights movement,” President Obama wrote in a proclamation announcing the monument’s establishment. “From this place and time, building on the work of many before, the nation started the march—not yet finished— toward securing equality and respect for L.G.B.T. people.”
The Obama Administration, part of the Federal Government, is in favor of the making of Stonewall Gay Bar a monument for the L.G.B.T. population? It is a 7.7 acre monument with the bar the main focus. The bar is own by the New York City mafia. What do you think our God will do? Why judgement will be coming?
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
United Church of Christ, has over 5,000 congregations and about a million adherents and is a Congregationalist church, meaning that individual churches have substantial autonomy in matters of doctrine. The church is known for taking liberal views on issues like Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered rights and women’s rights: i.e. abortion; and in 2007 attracted scrutiny after allegations it violated its non-profit status by providing a campaigning platform to then--presidential candidate--Barack Obama.
The United Church of Christ (UCC), a major mainline Protestant denomination, published a Facebook post telling all whites that they are racist against non-whites, no matter what they do.
An infographic posted to the church’s Facebook page over the weekend gives white people a series of 10 tips on how to cope with their white privilege. The content of the infographic is taken from a June 1 blog post by Marchaé Grair, a social media associate for the United Church of Christ and an editor of the church’s New Sacred blog. In the blog post, Grair elaborates on the claim that whites are racist no matter what.
“White people always benefit from institutionalized racism, no matter how anti-racist your ideologies may be,” Grair says. “You can’t disconnect yourself completely from the racism from which you benefit, and recognizing that is a large step in rejecting white privilege.”
Grair’s post has provoked a wave of hostile comments on both Facebook and New Sacred, and she commented on Twitter that her job as social media associate is to aggressively delete many comments to protect United Church of Christ believers from being “triggered.”
While Grair is black, the vast majority of United Church of Christ members are white. The church’s website includes a page dedicated to “Racial Justice” which defines racism as “racial prejudice plus power.” This definition (which is not the one found in the dictionary) of racism is popular with some progressives, and is the justification for claims that only white people can be racist, and that other races can’t.
The United Church of Christ says the exact opposite of what the Westboro Baptist Church stands for. They say that being a lesbian or gay or bisexual or a transgendered is not a sin.
There are a multitude of verses in the Bible that instruct the reader that sodomy is a sin and that it is an abomination to God. And there is no verse that says that racism is a sin! What Bible are the people at the United Church of Christ reading?
The expression, “racist” is a modern one: its collective counterparts, racism and racialism, emerged out of the turbulent 1930’s. It came into existence in parallel with the growth of control and influence of Talmudic Judaism within the international financial world and in the international media, which Jews either owned or otherwise controlled.
Let’s look at what the United Church of Christ published on their Facebook:
I am sure that this will be a good discussion group…there is only one agenda. Look at the last sentence: “#IRejectRacism.”
Where does “reading the Bible” come in to play, according to this church? The Bible says that God called the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah to be “very grievous” (Genesis 18:20b) and that there weren’t ten righteous people in all of the five cities that were destroyed. After Lot, his wife, and his two daughters had left the pro-LGBT rights city and had entered into the city of Zoar:
Genesis 19:24, 25:
24) “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25) And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities and that which grew upon the ground.”
Who destroyed all the inhabitants of the five cities of the plain? Was it Abraham? No. It was the LORD our God! What do you think the LORD will do when the United States acts like Sodom and Gomorrah?
What happened at Sodom and Gomorrah? Why were Lot and his family the only ones who escaped the destruction of these five cities in the plain? And every one of the good kings in the kingdom of Judah, like Josiah who, “…broke down the houses of the sodomites” (2 Kings 23:7a). Doesn’t anybody know what the Bible says about this issue?
- It is against the law to have a Bible in public schools.
- It is against the law to have a Bible in public court.
- It is against the law to pray in the name of Jesus Christ, except in times of immediate danger, in public places.
- It is against the law for a valedictorian to say anything Christian at his graduation speech.
- It is against the law for any 501 C3 churches to teach anything different from what the government has stated as being politically correct.
Like the time in the ancient kingdom of Judah, America has forgotten the Scriptures. America needs to forget the ballgames, rock concerts, amusement parks, and its Christian fathers need to spend time teaching their children about their Christian heritage. When Christians quit having abortions, marrying other races, dressing immodestly and behaving otherwise immorally, and making idol worship of movie stars, singers, high school, college and professional athletes, etc., they then need to start acting the way that a Christian is supposed to act.
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION
A diverse panel of Baptist pastors said that racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can only be achieved through the Gospel in action. This was said at the latest Southern Baptist Convention meeting. President Ronnie Floyd (Caucasian) convened the panel which included National Baptist Convention USA President Jerry Young (Negro). The two have collaborated for months to put talk into action and actually achieve racial reconciliation in a racially troubled America.
“Being together here at this significant moment in America where racial disunity is occurring, and few are speaking into this discussion, it is our responsibility as the church of Jesus Christ to resound the power of the Gospel and the unconditional love of Christ for all people into this conversation,” Floyd said in introducing the nine-member panel including African American, Hispanic, Anglo, American Indian and Asian pastors of varying ages.
“It is our responsibility to have this historic conversation today for our present and for our future,” Floyd said of the panel, titled “A National Conversation on Racism in America.” He called Young, a chief speaker at the event, a “dear friend.”
Floyd, the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi, said racism is a sin problem that can only be solved by the people God has put in place to offer the healing salvation of the Gospel.
Marshall Blalock, a black pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina said “Only the Gospel can eliminate racism.” Hmmm. That presents a major problem because why is that also the very same mission of the New World Order secular Girl Scouts: “to eliminate racism”? And the Girl Scouts do not teach that the Gospel is what will eliminate racism!
H. B. Charles, black pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, said “racism is rooted in sin.” The church is asleep as Jonah was asleep as a storm raged in the sea, Charles said, and “the Lord is trying to wake the church up.”
David Um, oriental senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the smartest people in the world have invented no cure for racism…“Racism is just another sin.”
Floyd described the Southern Baptist Convention as the most multi-ethnic and multi-lingual denomination in America, with 10,709 of the 51,441 churches and mission churches holding non-Anglo majority memberships. Of almost 1,000 churches planted in America two years ago, 58 percent were non-Anglo, Floyd said. He failed to mention that the Convention has lost over 200,000 members in the last couple of years.
“I believe that the issue of racism is from Satan and the demonic forces of hell,” Floyd told hundreds gathered at Mission Mississippi's racial reconciliation celebration at the Jackson Convention Center. “Racism is completely opposite from the message of Jesus Christ; it is completely opposite of the message of love, it is completely opposite of the message of dignity, value and the sanctity of human life. It is completely opposite of the message of reconciliation.”
Floyd spoke to Southern Baptists, National Baptists and others at the event aimed at exhorting and energizing pastors and the church to demonstrate the love of God in ending racism in Mississippi and the nation. They too have the same mission as the Girl Scouts.
“One of the reasons I came to this city was to notify Satan and his demonic forces that… enough is enough,” Floyd said. “The power of God is greater than the forces of evil, even the evil of racism, because greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.”
He called pastors to action, shunning passivity and silence.
“It is now [that] the church of Jesus Christ must rise; we must rise together as one,” he said. “We are not black churches, we are not white churches, we are not Latino churches, and we’re not Asian churches, and we’re not any other kind of church. We are the church of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. That’s who we are and our hope for racism to end in this country is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Southern Baptist Convention recently imperially decreed that racism is a sin.
The Bible declares that sin is transgression of the Law. Where in the Bible does it declare that God’s Law even hints that racism is a sin?
Baptists for hundreds of years taught that racism was of God and now they teach that it is a sin with no scripture to back them up. The Baptists even say that this is so and they repented of what they used to teach saying that it was of the devil! How can they say that anything is a sin when they teach that the Law of God was put away by His death?
What do you think that the leader of the Southern Baptist Convention of Churches believes about Christian Identity? This is quite a charge as he must believe that Christian Identity believers are his religion’s enemy as they teach what he says is the demon’s doctrine. But didn’t the enemies of Jesus Christ accuse Him of being the devil?
ANSWERS IN GENESIS
Answers in Genesis teaches that homosexuality is wrong. And it uses the scriptures to state its case. They ask the question: “Does recognition of civil rights for all people require the normalization of homosexuality and the legalization of same-sex marriage?”
But they are wrong on the issue of racism. They say:
“The Bible says nothing about the amount of melanin in the skin as a criterion either for being a human or for becoming a child of God through faith in Christ (Galatians 3:25-29). After all, Philip ministered to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-40) who was almost certainly very dark-skinned” (One Blood, the Biblical Answer to Racism; by Ham, Weiland and Batten; page 113).
Is that true? Was the Ethiopian eunuch a dark-skinned Negro? He was the financial officer for Queen Sheba. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship the LORD. Now how many dark-skinned Negroes have you read about in the Bible that “went to Jerusalem to worship the LORD?” It was forbidden for them to get near the Tabernacle and later the Temple on penalty of death:
Numbers 1:51: “And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger (non-Israelite) who cometh near shall be put to death.”
And what about the sentence about the amount of melanin needed to become a child of God?:
Acts 3:25: “Ye are children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.”
The Bible seems to be very plain that the underlined words speak of a genetic family. The Ethiopian eunuch was of that seed of Abraham through Jacob.
And what was a eunuch? The eunuchs of the Bible were usually castrated males or those incapable of reproduction due to a birth defect.
The purpose of intentional castration was to induce impotence and remove sexuality. It was a common practice in ancient times for rulers to castrate some of their servants and/or advisers in order to subdue and pacify them. It was especially common to castrate men who tended the royal harem. Eunuchs are never referred to in Scripture as being in sin, while homosexuality is universally condemned in both the Old and New Testaments.
On the back cover of this horrendous book, One Blood; the Biblical answer to Racism by Ken Ham, Carl Wieland and Don Batten it says: “More than half a century has passed since the horrors of the Nazi racial extermination camps were revealed to a disbelieving world. Yet the battle of ethnic hate and violence remains one of the burning issues of our time.”
Now who were placed in the Nazi concentration camps? It wasn’t just Jews, it was:
- Jehovah Witnesses
- Roma Gypsies
- Roman Catholic priests and some Christian pastors
- People in interracial marriages who had refused to separate from their strange (foreign) spouse
- Trade Unionists
- Mental and physical handicapped persons
- Resistance fighters
- Political Prisoners
- Boy and Girl Scouts leaders
Which groups of people do you think that the Nazi’s were wrong in putting into their concentration camps? Which ones do you think they were right in taking them out of the German society?
Do you think that they would have a “Gay Pride Day” parade in Nazi Germany like we did last week in Cincinnati and in Orlando every year? Would there be the onslaught of inter-racial marriages (16%) as there is in the United States today? The same is true for same-sex marriages? Would Germany be overrun with Muslim refugees today if they were still in power?
And have you ever thought: why do they call it Gay Pride Day? Do the churches know that “pride” is a sin? It is one of the six things that God hates? (Proverbs 6:17).
What is Ken Hamm referring to about the horrors of the racial concentration camps in Germany? There was no LGBT pride in Germany when Hitler was in power for if they were found out, they were put in the concentration camps. Wouldn’t Westboro Baptist Church, and Answers in Genesis all agree with this part of German history?
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the Roman Catholic Church’s tone toward homosexuality.
“I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally,” Francis said at a press conference aboard the papal plane returning from Armenia. “The Church must ask forgiveness for not behaving many times--when I say the Church, I mean Christians! The Church is holy, we are sinners!”
The Anti-Christ Pope apologized to the Jewish people in the year 2000. Now the Jesuit Pope has apologized to the LGBT people. Hmmm. The Head of the Catholic Church is Jewish.
There are plenty of places in the Old and New Testament where God instituted racism and commanded separation. All people are not the same and He died for only one people.
- God commanded the Canaanites to be completely destroyed, not even an attempt to have one converted.
- God routinely commanded the Israelites to separate from ALL their alien wives and send them and all their mongrel children away forever.
- After the kingdom of Judah’s return from one of the captivities, when the mixed Canaanite-Moabite-Ammonite people in the land of Israel said they wanted to help them to rebuild the Temple and worship their God with them, Zerubbabel and the High Priest replied “Ye have nothing to do with us or our God.”
- About 70 years later, just a few centuries before Christ, Ezra and Nehemiah commanded the people to again put away all their alien wives and their mongrel offspring.
- Practically nothing happened in the Bible; almost none of the wars, coronations or countries, were in Southern Africa, Asia, North America, South America and very little were in Europe.
The bottom line is this: The claim that racism is a sin, of course, is also hypocritical for those who think that God abolished His Law. For if there is no law, there is no sin.
How can the majority of “Christian” churches teach that there is pride in living the lifestyle of a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgendered and it is not a sin? We believe that the Bible calls it a major sin.
How can the majority of “Christian” churches teach that racism is a sin? We believe that racism is the major theme of the Bible.
To be continued.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.