Pastor’s Musings

The following was written by Pastor Keith Hoover of Bible Believer’s Historic Baptist Church, Mesick, Michigan.

The end is near! Do I have your attention? When I read the news or listen to the ramblings of those who call themselves news anchors today I am drawn to the conclusion that the end must  be near.  Gay marraige, Planned Parenthood murders and worse, A Nuclear deal with Iran; Is there anyone in the mainstream media that can prove  the existence of their own brain? I recently came across an article called, “Is God a man and why does it matter?” The author, (if she can be called an author) was deeply concerned after hearing a conversation between her daughter and son. I assume that they are in their early elementary school years if not younger. Her son told her daughter that boys were better because, “God is a boy”. She concluded that by refering to God in this manner, she had unintentionally caused prejudice in his young mind. Her conclusion was that God should be refered to in gender neutral terms.

To the true Christian this should be appalling! God should be refered to in the way in which He describes Himself. I do not believe that God is a man. John 4:24 says; “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” God does however, describe Himself as male. He is first refered to by the pronoun “He” in Genesis 1:5 and this pattern flows through the rest of Scripture. He is called a Father in Matthew 6:18. Jesus Christ is called a Prince, a King, and a Son. This article, though repulsive, shows the ever changing landscape of what is commonly but, wrongly refered to as Christianity. This woman is willing to change 4,000 years of inspiration and preservation over a stupid argument between children. Unfortunately her article was well recieved. She is giving a voice to many who claim to be Christians and are not. These people have never repented. They have never seen their sin as filthy, vile, and despicable. They are the don’t judge me “Christians”. They are arising in mass, preaching the false gospel of inclusion without repentance, and demanding to be heard.   “Churches” have courted their attendance. They have drawn them in with entertainment. They have pacified them with the “gospel of healthy self image” messages.  They have sought their acceptance and now they will pay the price. This uninformed and quite probably unsaved woman was giving a voice to what I will be describing as, “The New Moral Highground”.

The “New Moral Highground” is based upon the opinion of the masses. It’s central premise is this: “Mass acceptance is the measurement of truth”. It is nothing but the old moral lowground and Those who ascribe to it are unrepentant.

For the true believer, the Bible is to be the only rule of faith and practice. The Bible describes God as a he. He is a he. The Bible says that a Pastor should be a man. A woman cannot be a pastor. The Bible says that salvation is recieved through repentance and faith. It is not recieved by, “Following God” or “Joining Jesus”. The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Silly women may disagree. Courts may rule against it. The general public may call it mean. But then, the world has never liked our God. Should we expect anything else?

John 17:17-19  “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.”

 

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