Prophecy Sign: Growing apostasy within the Christian church
Notice what's happening so very rapidly in Christendom? Those that hold to biblical doctrine and truths of the bible and aren't afraid to label sin for what it is, are now being called sinful for taking that stand. Look at the articles below; Religious leaders are calling those of us that consider homosexuality and transgenderism sinful lifestyles, to be the sinful ones. What is right has become wrong and what is wrong has become right. Meanwhile we have other religious leaders taking positions that doctrine should be challenged rather than upheld and that God approves of everyone, including the Gays and Lesbians....that we shouldn't get hung up on categorizing sin.
Was the Apostle Paul bang on or what, when he wrote young Mr, Timothy and warned him that the last days would see the church abandon doctrine and would search out falsehoods that were pleasurable to their ears. These people have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof, (2 Timothy 3:5).
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 NIV
National Cathedral Leader: ‘Homophobia’ a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral in
, said in
a sermon on Sunday that “homophobia” and “heterosexism” are sins. “In its
wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as
sinful,” Hall said. “And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that
barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism. “We must now have the courage to take
the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are,” Hall said.
“They are sin. “Homophobia is a sin,” Hall said. “Heterosexism is a sin. “Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,”
Hall said. “Shaming people because their gender identity doesn’t fit neatly
into your sense of what it should be is a sin.” Washington, D.C.
Outspoken Lesbian Minister Promoted to Dean of
Vanderbilt Divinity School
A divinity school in
has installed an openly homosexual clergywoman as the school’s new dean. Vanderbilt
Divinity School (VDS), located in , has developed a
reputation for progressive policies and teachings. An article last week in Nashville
Scene described the institution as a “liberal oasis” and “a bastion of the
religious left” where scholars tend to “challenge rather than uphold
orthodoxy.” The school’s “Commitments” page states that the
institution “is committed to the faith that brought the church into being,” but
advocates “a critical and open examination of the Hebraic and Christian
traditions.” In particular, VDS is devoted to “confronting the homophobia that
prevails throughout much of the church and society.” Nashville,
“We recognize the rights of lesbians and gay men within the religious community and the need for the eradication of civil discrimination based on sexual orientation,” the commitments page continues. “This commitment involves the exploration in the curriculum of lesbian and gay concerns as well as affirmation and support of gay and lesbian people within our community.” In keeping with these beliefs, the school has officially appointed Emilie Townes as the 16th dean of the school. Not only is Townes an ordained American Baptist clergywoman, but she is also an overt homosexual.
Joel Osteen finally comes out on 'gay' issue
God “absolutely” approves of everyone — including homosexuals — declared one of
most well-known evangelical pastors. The
Houston megapastor and best-selling author Joel
Osteen, whose followers include the likes of Cher
and Oprah Winfrey, is hitting the talk-show circuit to promote his new book,
“Break Out! 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life.”
Osteen, the very visible face of
Church in Houston since 1999, talked to the
Huffington Post about his thoughts on prayer, the pope and the homosexual
lifestyle. HuffPo Live host Josh Zepps quoted from Osteen’s new book: “It
doesn’t matter who likes you or who doesn’t like you, all that matters is God
likes you. He accepts you, he approves of you.” Zepps followed up by asking if
that included homosexuals. “Absolutely,” Osteen insisted, “I believe that God
has breathed his life into every single person. We’re all on a journey.
Nobody’s perfect.” Osteen, who oversees a congregation of 45,000 followers,
stated all people must be acknowledged for who they are and expressed
reluctance to “categorize” sin.