Apostasy of Washington Churches

 

 

Apostasy of Washington Churches

Richard Hollerman

Probably all of us are aware of the ultra-liberal perspective of many churches in our nation’s capital.  Washington has long been known as liberal in many ways. Along with certain other politically liberal and morally-compromising states, Washington D.C. has legalized “gay marriage” or the sexual union of sodomites that many misname “marriage.” Another deplorable demonstration of the capital’s degeneracy was announced in today’s newspaper.

This past week the Supreme Court of the nation struck down DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, in which the U.S. Government only recognize marriages of a man and a woman. A slight majority of those justices on the court (expressing their liberal stance) shamefully were willing to come down on the side of these sodomite unions, calling them “marriages,” and went ahead and reversed the anti-sodomite “marriage” position in California, a law that had been approved by a slight majority of the state’s voters.

The Associated Press release stated:

The National Cathedral rang its church bells, along with some other Washington churches, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decisions on gay marriage.

Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg said the bells rang at noon Wednesday. Bells were also set to ring at other Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian and other Christian churches.

The cathedral scheduled a prayer service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families Wednesday evening to celebrate the ruling.

The cathedral’s dean, the Rev. Gary Hall, says the church is ringing its bells “to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants.”

Hall says the ruling should serve as a call for Christians to embrace religious marriage equality. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 29, 2013).

Christians who read this announcement are surely grieved at the despicable display of unchristian actions involved in these apostate churches. We know that mainline churches, especially the ultra-liberal Episcopal Church, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, and Unitarian Church, have long held unbiblical positions on many issues, including feminism, abortion and sodomy. However, this open display of active opposition to God and His Word is a new low in their degenerate stance.

What were the religionists of the National Cathedral doing? What were they thinking? As used in modern parlance, a “gay” is a male sodomite, one who has sexual relations with another man. A “lesbian” is a woman who has such sexual activity with another woman. A “bisexual” is an immoral person who enjoys a sexual relationship with both a man and a woman. And a “transgender” transgressor is either a man who impersonates a woman and has sex with another man or a woman who impersonates a man and has sex with another woman. To all moral, holy, and respectable people, such sins are morally sickening and repulsive to even contemplate. We wonder how anyone can fall to the level of such degenerate and nauseating behavior.

According to the report, the cathedral even had a “prayer service” to “celebrate” the ruling along with families of these sexual offenders.  What is especially abhorrent is the cathedral’s dean’s statement that these sexually immoral people are “modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants.” Does this bring a great perplexity to your mind as it does mine?

Doesn’t this remind you for God’s condemnation of hypocritical Israel: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own eyes” (Isaiah 5:20-21). Here are professing “Christians” who are calling evil (homosexuality) good, and good evil, and who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own eyes by calling something good that God calls an abomination. They are making the blasphemous claim that immoral sodomites who refuse to repent, thus are going to hell, are actually “modeling” God’s love in their immoral relationship. Isn’t this the height of hypocrisy! Isn’t this theological and moral apostasy!

Consider with me.  God through His Word declares that homosexuals (along with other sinners) “will not inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). The Scriptures state that homosexuality of all kinds involve “degrading passions” and “indecent acts.” This relationship is unnatural and perverse (Romans 1:16-17) and even an “abomination” that was worthy of death under the Law of Moses (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Deuteronomy 23:18). It is true that we are no longer subject to the Law given through Moses (Ephesians 2:15), but we do learn the mind and view of God in this way.

Does it make sense to you that a church would “celebrate” a sin that is sure to send people to hell (unless they repent)? Is it logical that many liberal churches would applaud and celebrate sexual immorality that will keep one out of heaven? Some of these churches even approve of sodomite pastors! The Washington Cathedral mentioned in the report is an Episcopal Church, one that has gone so far as to ordain a sodomite bishop!  And the Unitarians who celebrated along with the Episcopalians, Presbyterians, and Methodists are willing to even embrace atheists in their membership!

Does it not grieve you that the “official” church of Washington, frequented by some of the United States Presidents, is willing to make this public statement! While we don’t endorse Islam for they reject Jesus as the Son of God and our Savior, we are glad that they do hold to a moral stance in this matter. We know that the Muslim countries look on America as “the Great Satan.” What does this Supreme Court ruling and the Washington churches’ celebration of sodomy mean to the Muslims? They will have more evidence that their assessment of America is true!  And we can at least agree that America is increasingly under the influence of Satan even if the country is not literally Satan! How sad and how lamentable.

Now is the time for all morality-loving Christians in America to let their light shine in this time of spiritual and moral darkness. If God stands for holiness and morality, let us do the same—regardless of what Washington Episcopalians choose to do! This is also a wakeup call to any Episcopalians who value a semblance of morality and find themselves in a degenerate denomination. Now is the time to get out—to leave a church that so profoundly embodies sexual immorality and has become a friend of the world (James 4:4). 

Nothing that we have discussed here should be construed to mean that we believe God is finished with those who practice sodomy or any of the other perversions mentioned earlier. Although His wrath is on them—and all other sinners (Romans 1:18)—we believe that God also loves them with a saving love (John 3:16). He wants sodomites and churches who support sodomy to repent and get right with Him through Christ Jesus. After Paul says that homosexuals cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10), he remarks, “Such were some of you, but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God” (v. 11; cf. Colossians 3:5-7). These immoral offenders can be forgiven through the grace of God and the redemption in Christ Jesus!

The key is repentance!  Washington, repent! Episcopalians, repent! Barak Obama, repent! America, repent! “Unless you repent, you will all . . . perish! (Luke 13:3, 5).

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