In this 21st Century of global communication, what happens in one county is immediately known to the whole world. Such was the case, when the United States of America’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of homosexual [LGBT] same-sex couples to engage in sins of gross immorality, to include same-sex marriage. Many Trinitarian Believing Christians in the US are unaware of the true meaning of what the Court’s ruling means for the Christian Church, everywhere.
The ruling was a non-religious, civic secular decision, with profound spiritual significance.
According to the New Testament Bible, 1 Corinthians 10:32, there are three types of families
with whom the Church is to minister: The Christian family, the Jewish family and the Gentile families.
The US Supreme Court formally added another type of family, same-sex married couples. And since
same-sex married or un-married couples can be of the secular world or the religious world, two more
types of families are present in the societies of the world.
This will affect how the Church carries out its biblical mandate, to one another, and to share the Good News of Jesus and our
reconciliation with Almighty God through faith, obedience and dependency on Him.
This is especially TRUE in four areas of interactive ministry.
I. WITNESSING FOR CHRIST: The primary mission of the Trinitarian Believing Church and its members is to make the souls of this world, aware of the saving power of Jesus Christ to establish an eternal relationship with God for the after life.
OUR CLIENTELE, THE ONES WHOM GOD HAS TOLD US TO SAVE FROM HIS COMING WRATH INCLUDE SAME SEX COUPLES, AND OTHERS FROM ALL NATIONS WHO ARE NOT TRINITARIAN BELIEVING CHRISTIANS.
WE ARE TO TOLERATE THEIR ATTITUDE, BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT, NO MATER WHAT IT IS. IN ORDER TO WIN THEM OVER TO CHRIST. [NOTE: WE CHRISTIANS DO, HOWEVER, HAVE THE GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM PERSONAL HARM, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. [Luke 22:35-38] [This is a non-traditional view, that is supported by the word of God, in context. [CF, Luke 22:49-51]]
OUR CLIENTELE LIVES IN A HOSTILE WORLD: THE UNSAVED, THE UNHOLY, THE UNGODLY AND THE UNCHURCHED. THE BIBLE DESCRIBES THE LIFESTYLE OF THESE PEOPLE. WE ARE TO SHARE THE GOSPEL, THE GOOD NEWS OF “GOD’S GIFT OF REPENTANCE,” in JESUS CHRIST, TO THE REDEEMED WORLD FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED. [All of those identified below are the ones with whom we must “HELP GET CLOSER TO GOD,” IN STEADFAST LOVE:
ISRAEL: Who “Know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. [John 8:24, Acts 1:6,2:38,3:19; 2 Cor 3:12-17]. Yet, they are His elect, under His providential care. Hence, immorality is not an issue for Israel. It is only an issue for Messianic Jews, followers of Jesus Christ..
SINNERS: Unbelievers, unrighteous people who “know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Personal immorality is not an eternal issue with any sinner, non-Trinitarians believing persons [Rom 6:23]. “For the wages of sin [Acts 17:30-31;John 3:19-21; 2 Cor 4:3-4; James 1:14-15] is death, but the gift of God is eternal life [you will never die] hrough Jesus Christ our Lord.” Lack of faith in Jesus Christ is their only eternal problem, which sinners must overcome before they die. [John 3:16-18,36; Acts 14:15-17;17:30-31;Rom 6:23; 2 Thess 1:8-9]. For the non-Trinitarian believing person, there is no eternal condemnation for their openly practiced unholy, ungodly living, whatever it is, such as, fornicators [sexually immoral people [before marriage] who live in sexual sin], covetous [greedy], extortioners [robbers], idolaters [non-Trinitarian believing religions], railers [slanders], drunkard [alcoholics and drug addicts] [1 Cor 5:1-13]; idolaters [worshiping false gods], adulterers [extra-marital sex], effeminate [unnatural sexual vices, perversions], abusers of themselves with mankind [homosexuals [LGBT] same sex couples, married or unmarried] [1 Cor 6:9-11]; adultery, fornication, uncleanness [unholy], lasciviousness [sensuous, wild living, immorality], witchcraft [sorcery], hatred [enmities, haters], variance [quarreling], emulations [jealousy], wrath [rage, uncontrolled outburst of anger], strife [disputes, antagonist], sedition [dissensions], heresies [factions, division, sects], envying, murders, drunkenness, and revelling [carousing]. [Gal 5:19-21 etc [2 Tim 3:1-5, high crimes and false teachings, 2 Cor 4:14-17; 1 Tim 4:1-5]
As you know, none of the people identified above are beyond the reach of God’s love [in spite of what some might say], through faith in the shed blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ, they too can escape God’s eternal judgment. [Acts 17:30-31;1 Cor 6:11]. FOR THEY ARE GOD’S FUTURE MEMBERS OF HIS CHURCH. THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT THEIR IMMORAL LIFESTYLES DO NOT MAKE THEM UNACCEPTABLE TO GOD. THE CHURCH MUST, THEREFORE, “GO WHERE THEY ARE TO SHARE THIS GOOD NEWS WITH THEM. TO CAUSE THEM TO KNOW ABOUT JESUS:” WHO HE IS [The Son of God and Almighty God], WHAT HE HAS DONE [ He tasted death for the human sins of the flesh, flowing from Adam [Rom 5:12,18-19; 1 Cor 15:21-23], for all mankind, past, present and future, and was raise from the dead, with a new pathway to God and a new sin for disobedience, to give us a right standing with God, by God’s graced received through faith in Him [Jesus] [John 3:14-18; 5:24; Acts 17:30-31;1 Peter 1:18-23; Col 1:12-14], AND WHY THEY NEED TO PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM. THAT IS, JUDGMENT DAY IS COMING [John 3:18,36; Acts 17:30-31; Rom 6:23; 2 Thess 1:8-9] AND JESUS CHRIST IS ITS MEANS OF ESCAPE AND ITS JUDGE. [John 1:14-17, 3:3-8,4:24,5:24, 22-29,6:39-40,63,10:10,16-18,7:37-39,12:47-48,14:6] IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, READ IT FOR YOURSELF, ONLINE.
NOTE: DESPITE WHAT I HAVE SAID, ABOVE, if any Christian brother or sister is guilty of openly engaging in, condoning, supporting or advocating for any of these immoral lifestyles, God’s word demand non-punitive, remedial, avoidance, separation and excommunication. Since two US Supreme Court Justices openly approved same- sex marriage as a way of life, they were issued notices of “excommunication,” so that they would have opportunity to repent, to have a change of mind, to re-establish fellowship with God, before they die. [attached] THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD THAT NEEDS TO BE SHOWN THIS SAME KIND OF “TOUGH LOVE,” MERCY AND GRACE!
II. PROTECTING THE CHURCH AGAINST FALSE DOCTRINE AND TEACHERS: The Church is to protect the “GOSPEL OF CHRIST” from perversion in this present evil world. [Gal 1:1-9; Jude 5; CF, Eph 4:11-16; 1 Peter 5:8]. The five-fold ministers of the church are tasked to promote the moral and spiritual life and growth of the church. [1 Cor 10:6-13; Phil 1:6, 2:2-15]. Unity, service and LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM are to be the hallmark of their ministry. [Acts 8:1,4,11:19]
The correction [refutation] of false doctrine comes first [2 Cor 10:3-6; 1 Cor 5:1-13], and then the false teachers. The minister of the Gospel can not remain silent or neutral on any matter where God’s word is not silent. [Eph 4:11-20]
III. PROMOTING STEADFASTNESS IN THE FAITH: The Church is not to cause its members to loose faith in any aspect of God’s promises. [Jude 3; 1 Tim 1:20; 1 Cor 5:5, 2 Tim 2:18] For in reality, their eternal destiny is unalterable. [John 5:24-29;Col 1:12-19;
IV. DISGRACING THE CHURCH IN THE EYES OF UNBELIEVERS: THE CHURCH SHOULD NOT DISGRACE THE CHURCH IN THE EYES OF UNBELIEVERS BY BICKERING WITH OTHER RELIGIONS.
NOTE: THERE IS NO “COMPARATIVE RELIGION” WITH CHRISTIANITY, NONE, NO NOT ONE! Every worshiper of other gods, sacred beliefs, entities, deities, or atheists are the object of Christianity’s mission. [1 Thess 5:9-10; 1 Peter 1:18-23; 2 Tim 1:9-10; John 3:16-18,36; Acts 4:2,12,14:15-17,17:30-31;Rom 6:23; 2 Tim 1:9-10; 1 Peter 1:18-23] It is written in scriptures, that church leaders [and members] should have a”good reputation with the community outside the church [1 Tim 3:7;Acts 6:3] How can we,then, malign and disparage the ones we are trying to reach for Christ?
Seemingly, the problem with the church is that it is disillusioned into thinking that, in this New Testament era, other pathway leads to God. When in reality, there is none, not even Judaism. [Acts 2:38,3:19-26; Luke 19:11.41-44; Acts 1:6-11,4:12] The world outside the Trinitarian believing Church needs to hear the Gospel.
“LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM” is God’s pre-ferred method of building His Church. [Acts 8:1-4,11:19] That is, every member of the Church should be trained to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in their everyday areas of influence. But, for the most part, this is not being done.
This letter is in the public domain.
With warmest regards,
Bishop Lee McClain
In apostolic Succesion
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