Hey everybody. Taking a break from the True Colors hype. Hope you're enjoying the song and I sincerely hope you're praying its popularity grows. We'll get back to it shortly....just had to deal with something disgusting. Know what I mean? Time to vent...tired of crackpot clergymen.
The question is.."Is he a minister or a maniac?" Good question, right? What I find deplorable are preachers, especially pastors, who call themselves men of God but they continue to tear up the church, the Lord's body. Spreading rumors. Sharing gossip. Tearing down the reputation of another Christian brother or sister. Using sermons as a personal assault weapon and tactic. Supposed to be sharing the Word of God, but attacking God's people with his mouth. Not up front, but secretly. Cowardly. Too devilish to admit he's a pathological liar. Sowing discord among the brethren! I'm sure we've all had the not so distinct pleasure of fellowshipping with a pastor who needed to have his head examined.
Is he Godly or is he gangsta?
My peeps...what could be more diabolical than a pastor who won't admit he's the reason good people leave the church? Not just good people, but Godly people. Instead of coming clean, he sets the stage for others to take the fall and bear the blame. Why? So he can appear innocent?
God knows. We do too.
It's unfortunate, but many pulpits are being occupied by dressed up demons, manipulating the Word of God to launch assaults against parishioners thirsting for God's truths. Like God will back him up because he used Scripture. Bruh -man better rethink the plan. God doesn't back up a nutcase who rips Scripture from its context and uses it as pretext to get his own opinion across. Raping the Word of God to satisfy a demented mindset.
Am I angry? Ummm....whaddya think?
But why so hostile, Sid? I'm exhausted yawl. Tired of seeing good people taking the heat for someone else's craziness. Destroying families. Tearing up marriages. Mad with married couples who get along with each other. What's the problem? Wuzzup with a PASTOR tearing up a family? Thought a pastor's job was to reconcile? It's demonic....no other way to explain it.
Is he a minister or a maniac?
If he's a minister, then he should minister, not manhandle and maneuver. We gotta keep these men of God in prayer before God does something that everyone will talk about. A proverb. A byword. A parable. If these so-called men of God will not straighten up and straighten up quick, God might just use them to teach others what NOT to do. And we do not wish to see that. May these preachers see the error of their ways and repent. God's house is no place to play.
Stay tuned and stay prayerful
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Hey yawl. Time for another conversation about the dangers that continue to plague the church. Another sensitive topic, one that should have our hearts bleed.
I'm not one for getting involved in politics. In fact, I hate politics. For some odd reason, politicians are getting really nasty in these last days. Mud slinging. Bashing the other opponent. Never dealing with issues, only the dirt. So, yes...I hate politics.
But here's something else that should really bother true Christians. How pastors and religious leaders - whether they are Black or White - are criticizing the President of the United States, Barak Obama. Here is a quote from an Arizona baptist preacher, a pastor, mind you.
"I hope Obama catches brain cancer, today."
First of all, several problems with this ideology. How can a pastor wish death on the President, but still submit to Romans 13, where it says in vs. 1 "Let every soul be subject to the higher powers." How can he defend himself when coming across 1 Timothy 2:1-2, which says, "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. For kings (i.e. president and other government officials) and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified and every way. (ESV)" And guess who was the political leader during that time? The Roman Emperor, Nero. The Apostle Paul said to pray for him, the same Emperor that was killing Christians. Nuff said.
What about James 3:8-9, which says, "But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it, we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God, (ESV)"
Let's look at the James text. You know what this says? It is both hypocrisy and folly to bless God during a worship service and then, after the service to curse someone made in God's image (cf. Genesis 1:26-27). If the curse implies the common practice of invoking the name of God against the person, then this is doubly heinous - ESV Study Bible notes.
To wish death upon someone is invoke a curse - PASTOR! So, how can a religious leader - Black or White - stand in the pulpit and preach the love of God, yet curse the one holding the highest office in the land? Not only the highest office in the land, but he's a human created in God's image. Hypocrite! And church is FULL of them. Sinners saved by God's grace with the nerve to ask God to send somebody they don't like to hell. HYPOCRITE! I won't receive any sermon any pastor would preach who holds to this kind of philosophy.
Now, I'm not talking about people in the world. I am talking about CHURCH FOLK. Dangerous church folk. Because the Bible tells me that I am not responsible for judging those on the outside of the house of God (..see 1 Corinthians 5:12). That's God's responsibility. I have no business judging an atheist or agnostic. Again, that is God's job.
However, those who are IN the church, we are to hold accountable. And if this preacher calls himself a Christian, then other Christians must hold him accountable. Verse 11 tells us we shouldn't even keep company with him. Of course there is a list of character traits we should stay away from, but for the purpose of this blog, we see the word "railer" in verse 11. To rail means to revile in harsh, insolent or abusive language.
Wishing death on a President is "abusive" language - PASTOR. Hypocrite. True Christians must even pray for this pastor, that God would convict his heart and put him back into the Word.
Well...that being said on this blog, the Lord has laid it on my heart to release a song concerning this very issue, called True Colors. Lord willing, SidSan Media Group, LLC (i.e. the company Sandra and I just formed) will drop E.J. Sidney's single this coming Friday. (keep us in prayer on this)
Stay tuned and stay prayerful.
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