ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Different, but not so different. Wednesday August 6th, 2003
Over the last few days there has been two different, but not so different stories making the news. First we have the Episcopalian church trying desperately to promote an ordained priest to bishop. This priest is well known to be a practicing homosexual. And second we have one of the nation's premiere pornographers, Larry Flynt, holding a national day of prayer, asking his god to kill Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilley.
In the first case we have the Episcopalian church claiming to have Scriptural support and acceptance for, first allowing an open and practicing homosexual to remain as a member of their clergy and now claiming that there is no Scriptural mandate against making this practicing sodomite a bishop in their church. I challenge them to show me the Scripture, from God's Holy Word, that allows for the ordination of women and or homosexuals.
Let's quickly look at God's Word dealing with who can be ordained:
This is a true saying,
If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. (1 Timothy 3:1-7)
Now let's look at what God says about homosexuals.
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. (Leviticus 20:13)
The word sodomite appears once in the Bible, sodomites appears five times. In not one of the six times is there anything but destruction mentioned for those who practice this perversion with others of the same sex, not ordination.
In Bill O'Reilley's case, we have a news caster who is being attacked by the forces who worship the same god that those who want to ordain homosexuals and women into the clergy do. The worshipers of satan. While on the surface, it might appear that pornographers and priests of the Episcopalian church have nothing in common, I would suggest to you that they both serve the same god. The difference being that Larry Flynt is either honest enough or stupid enough to openly admit it.
The Episcopalian clergy claims that the god they serve is not opposed to the ordination of women and homosexuals, yet the God of the Christian faith is, but satan, the prince of this world isn't. The God of Creation, our Lord and our Saviour Christ Jesus has not one good word to say about homosexuality in His book. The closest He comes to giving them any hope at all is voiced by the Lord Himself when giving instructions to His disciples on their trip to preach through Judah in Matthew 10:15 "Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city."
Larry Flynt starts his prayer with this: "Dear (God / Allah / Buddha / other entity of your choice)..." We as Christians know that there is one God, the Triune God of Creation, One God made up of three equal entities, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Jesus tells us that unless one is Born Again, he will not see the kingdom of God. In becoming Born Again, one uses his free will to give his free will freely to the Lord Jesus, asking Him to take control of our lives and promising to obey Him and follow His teachings. When the Episcopalian clergy ignores the teachings of the Lord and instead practices the teachings of satan, they serve satan not the Lord Jesus, just as Larry Flynt denies the sole deity of the Trinity by opening his prayer with "Dear (God / Allah / Buddha / other entity of your choice)..."
I don't know if Bill O'Reilly is a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian or not, but if he isn't, unless he wants to spend eternity with those who pray to satan to kill him and those who serve satan both in the clergy and in the photography business, I would suggest that Bill spend some time reading God's Word, starting with John 3:1-21. I would further suggest that He go to the Lord on bended knees begging and beseeching the Lord to accept him and save him.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you all, may He help us to focus on Him in these trying times. And may He put someone in the paths of Bill and Rush that they will listen to and who will explain through Scripture, God's plan of salvation, the only plan of salvation.
Lord God Creator of all things, we give Thee thanks for giving us the second chance we do not deserve. We thank Thee Lord for our brave troops who are at this very instant freeing and liberating people through out the kingdom of satan. Lord we beseech Thee that Thou would send to our men a Paul, to preach Your word to them while they go to free those held captive by the forces of evil. Touch the Presidents heart Lord, lead him in a direction to send evangelist to our troops, give him the strength Lord to serve You, to use his office, that You have entrusted him with, as Commander in Chief to authorize and send solid evangelical Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian preachers to bring the Word of God to our troops, giving them both reason to fight and the Lord's plan of salvation. And put the end of abortion at the top of his agenda.
Lord Jesus, it is in Thy Sacred and Holy Name I pray, Amen.
red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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