“I would attend [a LGBT wedding] with gladness, and I would drink champagne. I want the very best for my gay friends. I want love and happiness and faithfulness and commitment and community. Yes. That’s an easy answer … We want for all of our kids the same thing: faithful, committed marriage and a beautiful family that is committed to God and the church. I would have the same standard across the board, no matter what.”
“Do you think an LGBT relationship can be holy?”
~Jen Hatmaker, in an interview with Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service, October 25, 2016.
“In the Bible, rain is a sign of God’s blessing.”
~Franklin Graham, Inaugural Prayer, January 20, 2017
To the Christian leaders who have set themselves up against what God has revealed about Himself:
“Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing, who prophesy out of their own imagination.
“You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair it for My people so that they will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD … You lead My people astray, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because when a flimsy wall is built, you cover it with whitewash … By lying to My people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live.
“Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives … So I will pour out my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash.
“I will save My people from your hands.”
~excerpts from Ezekiel 13 NIV
Ezekiel 13 is for the prophets of Israel, I can hear someone protesting. Absolutely. It also shows us something unchanging about God: He is jealous for His people and He will not allow them to be lead away from Him by false prophets and shepherds.
Render them mute, Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name. Level every platform that sets itself against what You have revealed about Yourself, in Jesus’ name. If we are not about repairing the breaches to strengthen and equip Your people for spiritual battle, sit us down and shut us up, in Jesus’ name.
“Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?’ ‘Haven’t you read,” he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate…Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it” (Matthew 19:3-6, 11-12 NIV).
“Jesus replied, ‘You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven'” (Matthew 22:29-30 NIV).
“[The Heavenly Father] causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45 NIV).