Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Makes Me Sick


Jennifer Knapp announced recently that she is a lesbian. There are so many issues here to bring up but I will only touch on a few.

1. It sickens me that she felt the need to travel the globe for years living in sin and desires to come back and have the Christian community receive her and give her a pass. To do this would put us in violation of James 5.

2. It grieves me that someone can come on Larry King Live and state that she can embrace her lesbian lifestyle while embracing her faith. The arrogance that she showed and disrespect she showed Pastor Bob Botsford was appalling

3. She said..."I would rather be judged before God as being an honest human being," she said. "If I am in any way unpleasing in his sight, I can only hope and pray that he gives me the opportunity to find who I am supposed to be."

Who I am supposed to be? To her, sin is anyone saying the Bible calls certain actions sinful.

Repeatedly in the Larry King Live interview, she infers that God wants us to love as did Haggard. This implies that love allows someone to sin, allows sin to continue without being called sin, and never calling sin what it is, and never bringing up the Bible when it opposes our actions.

4. What in the world is she saying here?

Before Knapp met her girlfriend in the United States, she was celibate for 10 years, which she says is in line with the general expectation for unmarried members of the evangelical community.

"Anyone who has a decade of celibacy has 'complete loser' written on their back," she joked, although she still respects those who do abstain.

5. It matters none to me if the pagan culture buys her CD. But I hope that not one Christian buys her CD. If she is saved, and I do have my doubts, she has to see that the Christian community CANNOT turn a blind eye to here wicked lifestyle. To say that you're dealing with these sinful tendencies and that you need the prayers and support of the saints is more than fine. To embrace it and dare anyone to call it out is wickedness.

9 comments:

justificationbygrace.com said...

Interesting, that she would rather be judged by the light of her honesty than by the light given by God's grace in the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

This is absolutely a reprobate condition at worse, and backsliddenness to its ultimate extreme at best (only adding that because I haven't looked that deeply into the situation, but that statement denies the Cross of Christ).

I like the new look of the site, btw.

Blessings to you, pastor.

jon

Ken Silva said...

Todd,

Looks like good work to me; and it's nice to see Jon as well.

Sadly, I think that years of seeker driven/purpose driven methods have produced many, what I call, "mental Christians."

Similar to the "traditions of men" in Mark 7 they are fooled into thinking they are Christians because of some decision.

In my view, we've largely lost the biblical doctrine of regeneration within mainstream evangelicalism.

And yes, the new design is very nice. 8^)

Dead Theologians said...

Jon,

She would rather be wrong and be happy than repent and be right with God.

Thanks for the kind comment.
DT

Dead Theologians said...

Ken,

I do agree. I think we have tried to make pagans moral in the church.

Thanks for the comment.
Todd

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Kenneth M Davis said...

It seems your faith and heart are as dead as the theology you study.

Your words echo the failures of the church over the centuries, and it is your generation that leads the hypocrisy and unintelligible understanding of theology and the biblical texts.

I can see in your diction that your understanding of God and theology is fueled by your heart, which you should know easily deceives. It is not from the spirit, but from your relentless passions that your words flow.

I pray that I see the day your church is dismantled. That I may be part of the new generation, that will build a new church, on the same foundation that the apostle Paul built his.

Something revolutionary, and something very ancient. The message of the gospel, which understanding even the basics, is completely incompatible with the worlds economic, social, and political systems.

I won't even begin to comment on the specifics of gay and lesbian love, because it is clear you are far past understanding, for your heart is hardened.

S.Whelan said...

While I agree that the practice of homosexuality is clearly forbidden in the scriptures, I always find it interesting how the church seems to neglect the other things that Yahweh hates. Proverbs 6:16. Homosexuality is not even listed. Imagine your same message only inserting Haughty eyes where you have placed lesbian lifestyle. Does it grieve us as much if someone were to have the nerve to be "disdainfully proud" and expect the church to give them a pass? What if someone came out of the closet and told us they were "scornfully arrogant", would we shockingly wave our finger at them?
Are we equally as vocal to those who fill the church pews with their arrogant, proud hearts? Do we scorn the wicked lifestyle of one who sows discord among brothers/sisters?
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathers out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers, these are an abomination to him also.
While I agree sin is sin and repentance is turning away from sin by refusing the temptations to satisfy the flesh, perhaps we'd have fewer people turning to homosexuality as a way of dealing with the pain inflicted from all the other abominations no one seems to give a hoot about.

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Citizen Atheist said...

It sickens me that Christianity gives you free reign to have unfettered prejudice against anyone you choose.

It grieves me that there are so many people like you.

It worries me that you are teaching others your twisted logic.

It angers me that so many people have to suffer because of what you believe.

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