Excepting Us/We/Calvarytempleland from obeying God. The further we Drift from Truth, the more we Hate TTers (truthTellers). To uphold our Dying Legacy of unLawful deeds. We do not Neglect the Simple Things. Project trustworthiness. Dress Nicely. Reference mutual friends/similarity. Covey SPAM (social proof ‘ahem’ markers) of A Good Church. Quote bible/speak Submissively/testify. We don’t need Formal Verification! (Lol)An impressive Institution. Destitute of life/Liberty/pursuit of peace. Practicing pious principles of Influence. In order to Allure/seduce/entice You to our Prison. Calvarytempleland. Home of the Slave. Land of the Coward.
But God says, “And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment? Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron. Then shall they cry unto the Lord, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings. Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God. But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin” (Micah 3:1-8).
Vengeance is mine saith the Lord I will repay. Despite all the warnings over the past seven years, no member of our pastoral leadership has come forward to repent publicly for the wickedness in the midst of our church. Christ is the head of his church. The church is his (Colossians1:18). He will clean house, since we will not. We must search our hearts and see where we are guilty of covering the wicked deeds in our midst, instead of repenting. We have grieved the heart of our Savior. We have misrepresented him to a lost and dying world. We have beaten his servants. We have heaped to ourselves riches that testify against us. We have defrauded the least among us. We should be in mourning, and justify ourselves no more. The day of vengence is come.
But God said: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15). “Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered” (Jeremiah 10:21). “And the Lord saith, because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; but have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them” (Jeremiah 9:13-14).
No panel discussion, no discrediting of our accusers, no amount of money can stop this onslaught of allegations. Either these things were done in our midst, or there are a whole lot of bored peopled sitting at home with nothing to do but make up stories and bring accusations against us and our leadership.
But God says, “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open” (Luke 8:17). “If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (1 John 1:6). “But we [must] renounce disgraceful, underhanded ways. We [must] refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we [must] commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2)