Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll vs. Godly Lives

I’ve learned a lot lately, how Pastors are changing things.  I’ve written before about how I cannot stand what has happened in the churches, having manifestations of strange ideas, looking for miracles, signs, and wonders.

It’s as if God himself were taking a back seat to all the shenanigans.

I can see how new pastors who have studied under these mega church pastors want the same thing they have; large attendances, lots of rock-band singing those Christian songs, and who build excitement in their memberships.  All you need is a pastor’s stage-diving into his audience to “crowd surf” to really enjoy a church rock band.

Well, this is what it’s turning into.  Maybe a “safe space” will be provided in a back room where people can smoke a joint and “decompress”, knowing they are in a safe place and can talk about their issues with an understanding counselor.

It reminds me of what the world was once, turning into a grand human experiment, with no rules to abide by.  Hang out, drop in and play your guitar.  What a sense of community with guitar-laden, cool people to sit down with for a cup of coffee, talk Jesus and perform miracles.

After all, what is church about but to “be cool with your brothers and sisters in Christ”, accepting everything one does, never teaching wrong from right and acceptance is key.  It sounds like a liberal party.

In his Charismatic Chaos, John MacArthur quotes Dewey Beegle, from The Inspiration of Scripture (1963):

“What distinguishes the Bible is its record of special revelation, not a distinctive kind of inspiration.” 

This goes against those who want to change the bible’s specialness from how to live Godly lives and understanding how obedience to Jesus is practiced, to what is good is what makes one feel good and all are welcome, any behaviors will be tolerated, that “Jesus loves all” and so we should too.

Jesus taught right from wrong, what was special about his Father’s words.   That he is the Son of the One True God and that people should worship Him; and not those guitars and music that talk about sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.  

A better life is waiting for us and we should thank the Lord every day for the possibility of being with Christ Jesus for eternity.  We should leave ungodly lives behind.

Ramblings About Transgenderism. Why I Cannot Be A Counselor And Be A Christian At The Same Time: An Example

Someone wrote on their blog recently that they felt “dehumanized” because they were a transgender who said they were a Christian.  Someone had criticized transgendered people and it didn’t feel fair to this person.  They felt criticized as a person and took it personally as a person who had a change in their identity. 

The bible talks about sin.  Sin is sin.  Transgenderism is an unfortunate malfunction, somehow, of humans.  

Our DNA is usually male or female; transgenderism is a human form of changing identity, but not the DNA.  They are born male or female, that’s what God ordained, not transgenderism.  Transgenderism, maybe a wish to be the opposite sex of what they were born to be, is a mental illness to me.  That is what is wrong with society.  Society changes with social norms that change over time.  Remember the sexual revolution of the 60’s and 70’s?

Social norms doesn’t make it right.  Mutilation of the body in an effort to make a person another sex displays someone who is mentally deranged, who wants to make themselves into a new person.  Not the one they were born to be as, from birth on in their lives.

Trying to change the sex of a human being is not normal.  It is unbiblical.  What did Jesus teach?

He taught the words of the Father in heaven who did not speak about changing the body so you’re a male if born female, and vice-versa.  

Where in the bible does it talk about that?

Same with homosexuality; it’s throughout the Old Testament.

Do not lie with the same sex, is what it talks about, and how that’s sin.

Do we let changing sexual norms change what is right?

We men meant to be women, and women meant to be men?

The answer is no, of course.

The blogger who said they were transgender and a Christian, doesn’t know what he or she is talking about.

And really, what are they trying to be?  A he who is also a she?  Or the other way around?

I’m just asking.

This transgendered “Christian” did not keep with the bible that did not say anyone was supposed to change their “gender”.  Transgendered people do not change their DNA that designates us as being male or female.  They change their bodies in cosmetic ways, pretending as if they were someone or something else than that which they were born to be.

Is it for man to change what his sexual designation is, to mutilate themselves physically, morally and sexually?  Or is it God’s designation that He made some mistakes, and people are not born into the right sexual category?  How can God make mistakes?

He never taught that we were supposed to be male or female, only that Adam and Eve started the whole human race.  Sometimes people forget that.  They are self-reliant, owning their own fleshly minds; not knowing enough or understanding the mind of God, their Creator.

Not all are saved, and not all transgendered people are saved.  Just because you’re a transgendered person does not make you God’s child.  He is the Creator of the human race and the DNA He put into our bodies, but saving yourself from sin is not how it works.  We don’t get to dictate if we are saved.

Being saved from sin is to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He died on the cross to erase all the sin in the world for those he chooses to “save”; he died on the cross for those of us who acknowledge our sin and believe on his work on the cross.  Jesus is the Savior.  Man did not save himself from all sin; Jesus did that in one fell swoop on the cross by dying that day.

Then he rose again, as we’ve studied in the bible.

But does the transgendered people know that?  They seem not to.

Creating a bible that welcomes all sin is wrong.  It is not the bible.  It’s is someone’s version of it.  It did not get written by men inspired by God Himself to write it.  Men in churches who welcome all sinners who live in sin are creating a death pit; they do not stand out as saying all sin is wrong.  Sin is sin.

The ways of man are sinful and we have a sinful nature now that mankind “fell” when Adam and Eve took a bite out of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil.  They knew the sin and had their eyes and minds open to the sinful ways that man since then has suffered through.

We need a Savior.  That man is Jesus.