The Lord is good. He is a very present help in trouble. The Church is in trouble. Some may not agree, but all one has to do is look around.
The doctrine is being challenged and changed. The standards are being challenged and are being changed. And these changes are happening at the hands of the world, the backslider and the reprobate. These changed are being made by those that profess to be Holy Ghost filled!!
There is nothing to discuss when it comes to homosexuality. The Bible is very plain about what God says about it. "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion." Leviticus 18:22
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abuser of themselves with mankind,..." I Corinthians 6:9
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of error which was meet." Romans 1:26,27
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." Leviticus 20:13
This spirit is taking over, everywhere. It;s a spirit, an evil spirit and not of God. All that partake of any of the above are in sin. This is not an opinion. This is the word of God. And, no God does not hate the sinner. God hates sin. God hates sin because sin separates man from God. Man can not be in fellowship with God if he or she is living in sin. And now 'that spirit' is being passed down to children.
Some will say that 'they' have been there for a long time preaching, singing, etc in the Church. Well, I say, when it becomes know what and how they are living, sit them down! If it's discerned how they are living, don't put them up before the people! And if that means you do not have a choir, so what? If that means you do not have a minister of music, so what? if that means you do not have a youth leader, so what? If that means you don't have whatever, so what? The wages of sin is still death. Having a choir, youth leader, choir director is not more important than teaching souls have to live holy before God. What good does it do to have all these positions filled with sinners? And, one can not be holy and be a sinner too!!! God still demands holiness
"But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy. I Peter 1:15,16 "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord." Hebrews 12:14
Telling the truth is love. Let the church go back to the old landmark before it is too late. Eternity is a long time.