- A dishonest or unprincipled man. “You are a rogue and an embezzler”
Synonyms: scoundrel, villain, miscreant, reprobate, rascal, good-for-nothing, ne’er-do-well, wretch;More
- An elephant or other large wild animal driven away or living apart from the herd and having savage or destructive tendencies.
Our church is overfilled with religious zealots. They are ready at a moments notice to ruin a spouses good name to “break” them down. To force a minor child out on the street. To lure gullible individuals into marriages without love. To lie to exterior family members regarding our real activities. To love bomb lonely/hurting families in order to grab their kids affections. To cover up adulteries and fornications and lusts. To threaten some into scared silence. And the list goes on. Just an average run-of-the-mill church. We look good on the outside, kind of like a grave, but on the inside we are just a bunch of dead men’s bones. Pretty sad.
But God says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish” (Psalm 1).
“There are no consequences in this life – this generation more than ever, you can go on the web, say all manners of evil, and there are no consequences. You can make allegations against people (chuckle/laughter) and there are no consequences. You can do whatever you want within reason and to a certain threshold there are no consequences” (Pastor Jon’s words).
Ok, ok – we get the point. There are no consequences in this life at Calvary Temple. We can get away with everything, until we die that is. Forget the laws of the land, we are not subject to them. But we will subject YOU to them. We have perfected the art of ‘making allegations’. No proof needed, as we thoroughly trash your reputation & destroy your family/marriage/friendships. We do whatever we want – within reason (whether or not you call Pastor Scott ‘reason-able’ depends on a variety of factors ranging from gullible to crony). Are we speaking from experience Pastor Jon? (Personally, I love it when he teaches. Talk about “out of the mouths of babes and sucklings”…um, suck-up might be a bit more accurate here.)
Oh, BTW Pastor Jon, the pun is totally intended. I get what you meant, but love what you said. Personally think it was a de ja vu moment.
But God says, “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain:for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil” (Romans 13:3-4). “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:35-37). “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans13:9-10)