Sacrificing Truth

Sacrificing truth on the altar of power leads to devil worship. Whether the devil within or without, it doesn’t matter. Pastor, you began sacrificing truth a long time ago. Too bad. Now the day of reckoning is come. God doesn’t want your money, He wants justice. God doesn’t want your tall tales, He wants the truth. God never wanted what you could do for Him, He only wanted to love you. But that wasn’t good enough. You needed a god of power to worship. The Lord God is meek and lowly of heart, not quite what you had in mind. You have chosen a hard master to serve, this devil you love. Pity. There are still a couple minutes to midnight. Please, repent. And let the Almighty God break the chains of evil that you are suffocating under.

But God says, “What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness” (Romans 6:15-16). “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

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Bad Dog

“…and if it’s your children, you should be the first to put forth your hands to meting forth Gods justice and hopefully to reconciliation, but if not, to death. But they can’t be left in our midst to spread their doctrines of apostasy.” Aww Pastor, Now you know our parents are old and lazy. They are not going to get rid of us for you. They need us to take care of them when you are gone. Stop fretting over the highlighting of our/your sins. It’s time to let our “light” shine. And if our light be darkness? Sigh. So just remember, we are your pets and as long as you feed and tickle us, we will Obey and Come when you call. But if you try to weed us out looking for Sly Dog in our midst, you will only be kicking your BFF. Because we are the ones who chant your name, who bring you the most money, who fix your house and tend your grass. Who shine your cars. Who lure in other naive, slavishly adoring and obedient pets, uh, young people.

You said it yourself just recently “…this Nonsense. I appreciate all those folks for helping me.” On behalf of “those folks’ and present company, you are welcome Pastor. Based on reader response, you are a big hit.

And God said: “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:1-11).

It’s Tragic

“…but everything we say this morning gets put out [there] and it’s tragic.” C’mon Pastor, we’ve pointed out your excessive, compulsive habit of exaggeration. Everything? Surely not. Look at how merciful God is to you, he could strike you dead in the pulpit for lying again. Just like you’ve been asking him to do to us. He has only exposed your sins (on the rooftop so to speak.) Those around you will hear and fear. Because you have rejected the men and women who rebuked you for your sins/coverup – now God exposes and mocks you. All who lie for you will know that God is no respecter of persons. You have corrupted the Word of God for personal gain. You are destroying the heritage of the Lord. You lie and walk in darkness. Your deeds are evil.

“…its tragic.” Huh? What? Do you understand the Gospel? We are to walk in the light. Openly. Honestly. Our deeds made manifest before men, so we can see whether or not they are wrought in God. Hiding, secrets, darkness, are tools of the devil. And as far as “spies” goes, God doesn’t need ’em. He is omni-present. Remember?

But God says, “Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil” (Proverbs 1:23-33).

If This Is the Fruit….

“I don’t know your pastor and I’m not real familiar with your church but I know fruit when I see it and if this is the fruit of that ministry, that’s a good ministry praise God. You are just being persecuted.” Curious. So you KNOW our fruit is good becauzzzzz? Uh, we dress stylishly? We are well spoken and have manners? We can debate the Scriptures in a totally parrot-like way? (Which, since you “don’t know our pastor”, you would not know that we are programmed in our fellowship meetings to repeat the phrase from pastors recent months sermons that inspired us.) We drive nice cars? Our kids are well spanked and therefore don’t act badly in public? We are drilled to grill others on the authenticity of their personal salvation? (Although most of us are just plain religious hypocrites.) We are groomed to stand out in every way noticeable-lust of the flesh, eyes, and pride of life. Cars, women, athletic kids, jobs, public relations, religious zeal. Anything and everything to lure you in to bee consumed by the insatiable appetite for power and idol worshipping young people. Pastor. Pastor. Pastor. Pastor. etc.

“…not real familiar with your church…” Well. Let’s tell ya. We have had the IRS on our tail for bad things. We are currently being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Several of our deacons and pastors have had, ahem, sexual indiscretions while in ministry. We have personally destroyed dozens of families by separating them from one another. Extra-marital affairs? Lying? Fornication? Gambling? Pedophilia? Divorce? Party hardy? “…that’s a good ministry. Praise God!” Yikes. Pastor, I gotta wonder – are you telling tall tales again? Did somebody REALLLLLLY say that?

But God says, “Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance” (Matthew 3:8). “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10). “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth” (Ephesians 5:9). “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).

We R At Our Best When We R Brainless (Duh)

brain·less
ˈbrānləs/
adjective

stupid; foolish. “a brainless bimbo”
synonyms: stupid, foolish, witless, unintelligent, ignorant, idiotic, simpleminded, slow-witted, feebleminded, halfwitted, empty-headed; More

Sometimes Pastor, I can hardly believe you r saying these things when you r saying these things. I mean, gosh gee whizzzz, it’s awfully stupid stuff! But, on the bright side. We all get to be slapped in the face with the idiocy of your sermons in a most worthy public forum, such as the internet. And even THAT is more merciful than the Great White Throne of Judgment that awaits you in a very short while. (Just saying you are considerably aged, so chances are…)

Ah, but I digress. So we are BEST when our brains r in nuetral, nada, zippo, etc.? Tell that one to the sundry government agencies that employ us. And the banks, offices, businesses, schools, stores we work at. You are becoming a bit of a liability Pastor. A foolish man is condemned by his own words. Time to hit the delete button. OR perhaps you should eat more ice-cream.

But God says, “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16). “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:17-18). “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). 

Inconceivable

“No one knows what we’ve done.” Um…yup. We do. And its inconceivable that so many have let you get away with it all for years. Chuck, Richard and Janet left you unexposed. Inconceivable. It boggles the mind. How did you buy their silence, pastor? With your millions tucked away in cozy corners of the world? Free legal assistance anyone? A nice car, some pretty jewels ladies? This is not going away. Ugh, it’s getting weirder and uglier. Sigh. From my lowly viewpoint, REPENTANCE is the only way out of this inconceivable mess.



But God says, “O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee” (Psalm 69:5). “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14). “He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him” (Daniel 2:22). “Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid” (1 Timothy 5:25).

Obey the Prophets and Prosper

This is Calvary Temple-ese for “Do what I tell you or else!” per Pastor Scott. Recently Pastor has been strutting his stuff in order to remind us who’s boss. We are getting a bit disgruntled by the exposure of our less than savoury side. I mean we try to put our makeup on, in order to wow the masses. And Pastor has told us we are a beautiful thing. But facts are awfully stubborn things. The more people tell us we are not the beautiful thing we’ve been led to believe, the more grumpy we are getting. And harder for Pastor to control. Then come Obey Me, saith the Prophet Scott sermons – titled above. Sigh.

But God says, “But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness” (Matthew 6:23). “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:15-20).