NC Council of Churches installs homosexual leader

Apostasy and collusion with apostates continue to dismantle the already morally bankrupt American church system. The North Carolina Council of Churches, an aggregation of various denominations which advocate mostly liberal social causes, has elected a homosexual cleric as the leader of the organization according to news reports.

Among the members of the NCCC is are three historic and predominately African American denominations, the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME), and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ).

The national headquarters of the National Council of Churches has been attempting for years to admit MCC, a Los Angeles based homosexual christian denomination but has been unsuccessful. Instead, they have incorporated clerics of the MCC which have had a devastating effect of the organization’s biblical views.

The council selected 55-year-old Stan Kimer(left), a lay leader in the Metropolitan Community Churches — a denomination that ministers to homosexual men and women.

The council’s executive director, the Rev. George Reed, says this is the first time a southern state church council has been led by an openly homosexual person.

The state branch of the Southern Baptist Convention does not belong to the North Carolina Council of churches, but North Carolina’s Roman Catholic dioceses are members. The council promotes left-leaning legislative goals on policies including immigration, guns, and the death penalty. Kimer, a retired IBM sales executive, says he wants young people more involved in inter-church activism.

A Christian renewal group says by electing an open homosexual to be its leader, an alliance of North Carolina churches has undermined its own purpose.

The North Carolina Council of Churches has chosen an open homosexual as its president-elect. He is 55-year-old Stan Kimer, a lay leader in the Metropolitan Community Church, which consists largely of homosexuals and lesbians.

According to its website, the purpose of the ecumenical organization is to promote “Christian unity.” But the vote in favor of Kimer, says Alan Wisdom of the Washington, DC-based Institute on Religion & Democracy, accomplishes just the opposite.

“All major branches of the Christian church — the Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox, the evangelicals, the African-Americans, the historic Protestant denominations for the most part — agree that God’s standard of sexual morality is the marriage of man and woman and that homosexual relationships are not in accord with Christian teaching,” he explains.

Yet the Metropolitan Community Church with which Kimer is affiliated affirms homosexuality.

According to Wisdom, the Council has often pushed agendas not held in common by Christians. “It has pushed liberal positions on issues like immigration and the death penalty where there is not consensus among Christians,” he says, “but this is a further step in that same direction.”

GCM Watch contacted officials with the AME, CME and AMEZ denominations but none have responded as of publication. The story will be updated if that information becomes available.

Statements made by members of the council’s executive board suggest that denominational officials were not aware of the vote and may not have even participated in the vote installing Kimer man.

“A lot of our member denominations have internal battles about this,” said the Rev. George Reed, the council’s executive director. “But the governing board felt the fact that he is a gay man was not a disqualifying factor.”

The Rev. Steve Hickle, a Methodist pastor who sits on the governing board, said Kimer’s election was possible because the council does not require theological agreement. Members work together on social issues where they can find common ground.

“The point of interreligious conversation is to continue to find common ground and understanding,” Hickle said. “We want to work together on social justice whenever we can.”

The group’s governing board does not list any members of the three African American denominations. African Americans are only “members at large”.

Hickle and Reed are referring to a  diaprax (false unity). tactics liberal denominations are using with greater frequency to draw in those whose biblical beliefs are against homosexuality. Membership is not based on moral beliefs just “social justice” issues. The Raleigh Observer said the coven “signals an acceptance among member denominations – Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics – that even if they have theological differences about homosexuality, they are OK with a gay man at the helm. Or at least, they don’t see it as an issue worth fighting.”

Ecumenical unity and the false church

No sooner than the NCCC elected the homosexual cleric as its leader, it moved to accept into its membership the North Carolina branch of the Unity Fellowship Movement.

“In her letter seeking membership on behalf of her judicatory, Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls wrote, “We would consider it an honor to join in your efforts to ‘enable denominations, congregations, and people of faith to individually and collectively impact our state on issues such as economic justice and development, human well-being, equality, compassion and peace, following the example and mission of Jesus Christ’.”

We’ve reported on this bizarre group here, here and here.

The scriptures do not lie. The goal of the apostate church is to gain influence and power. Once they are in the seats of influence they will open doors for every other demon and foul spirit who applies.

The bible uses Babylon to symbolize the false church. It is growing now and will in time come to dominant religion in the world with its false prophet. But it will fall and be violently destroyed. That’s why the Spirit of God is calling the saints to come out while you can still hear his voice.

And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. Rev 18:2 ESV

We urge God’s people to come from among them and separate yourself. Light cannot have fellowship with darkness and the spirit of God will not sanctify that which God has condemned.

GCM Watch praises AOG leader's decision to kill Covenant of Civility affiliation

Wood_George_100There’s new tactic evolving at the hands of false leaders to “bridge the gap” between dissenting groups in Christendom. Its called “covenant documents” and in short, they are trouble. The Christian Post reported that the leader of a prominent Pentecostal denomination has now removed his name and endorsement from the so-called Covenant for Civility which was a mosaic affirmation for gay rights. GCM Watch is applauding the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God for his bold and Godly actions.

Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, asked that his name be removed from “A Covenant for Civility,” which was released in March.

“I do not want my name or the Assemblies of God to be associated with persons who claim to be in the Body of Christ yet reject the moral teachings of Scripture,” Wood told freelance writer and conservative Christian blogger John Lanagan.

He is exactly right. There should be no agreement whether it is civil or not with individuals who seek to subvert God’s moral mandates.  This document,  like the Manhattan Declaration and the abominable Affirmation Declaration should be denounced as incompatible with biblical moral truths. When the document was released in late March, biblical bloggers immediately sounded the alarm against it.

Christian apologist Ingrid Schuleter got right to the heart by noting that those who cry loudest for “civility” are the ones who are doing the most damage against the Lord’s church”

Christ’s atonement is mocked and rejected, the words of Jesus Christ trampled upon, a literal hell that our Savior warned about is scorned, Holy Scripture is twisted and distorted beyond all recognition, but Jim Wallis and Brian McLaren are out making statements of “Peace, peace!” when there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:14) When the enemies of God blaspheme His holy name under the banner of a “new kind of Christianity”, they are declaring war, not peace.

When our Savior’s honor is at stake, when the integrity of the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ is at issue, there can never be peace and civility. Wolves are not civil creatures, even when they wear the disguise of sheep. They tear and rend and destroy when they go unchallenged. St. Paul in Acts, chapter 20 warned of these wolves. He does not mention civility.

The main problem with the Covenant for Civility is that it wants to drag the church into “dialogue” with the world to the detriment and abandonment of our Great Commission. And its originators cannot be discounted. The CFC was created by the Sojourners, an organization which believes that the church should support homosexual marriage and abortion. From their FAQ page:

“We can make sure that long-term gay and lesbian partnerships are afforded legitimate legal protections in a pluralistic society without changing our long-standing and deeply rooted concept of marriage as being between a man and a woman. That should continue to be the theology of the church and the way our society best orders itself.”  [source]

The Post said that the document was pitched to Wood with a great deal of disingenuousness. Some of the names who signed on in the beginning may not have been aware of who the Sojourners were or who they were about to yoke them in covenant.

Some of the signers include such prominent Christians as Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; prolific author Max Lucado; Steven Haas, vice president of World Vision; Lynne Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church; Bishop Harry Jackson of the High Impact Leadership Coalition; and Jim Wallis who heads Sojourners.

When the statement on civility was distributed during a board meeting of the NAE hosted at the Assemblies of God headquarters in Springfield, Mo., Wood was under the impression that the document would be committed to “by fellow evangelicals.”

He said he was not aware of other signatories “that must have been added later.”

Those other signatories included emergent church apostate Brian McLaren , Lillian Daniel, a pro-gay cleric, Dr. Ken Brooker Langston, director of a religious organization which supported abortion rights and Tony Campolo, a emerging gay christian supporter.

Dr. Wood did well to remove his name from this document which misuses the Word of God to justify its own goals of false unity. For that we applaud him and strongly encourage of leaders to follow suit and likewise rescind their names and support from this ungodly covenant.

Herescope: A covenant for civility

New Christian declaration causing division

Bible Teacher and Pastor John MacArthur addresses the new sensation among Christians called “The Manhattan Declaration“. The framers of the document say it reaffirms truths about justice and the common good. But is there something else we should be aware of?

We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths mdabout justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are: the sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, the rights of conscience and religious liberty.

I’ve had invites to sign it and have read commentary both for and against it. While I do believe in the sanctity of human life, marriage comprises the sexual union of a man and woman, Im not so sure about how  “the rights of conscience and religious liberty” is to be interpreted by people who have questionable religious beliefs. That’s too broad and is certainly not a “fundamental truth” of the gospel (ref Romans 14).

As I would do with any documents which ultimately chooses compromised unity (think emergent church) over biblical unity, I reject the Manhattan Declaration as an appeasement effort towards people who want to use Christ’s name but reject the authority of his word in the critical matters which confront the 21st century church.

That being said, MacArthur spoke clearly enough that I agree with his fundamental divergence not only with the document but its intent. Frankly, the entire thing is suspect to me. Do we need such documents in lieu of the scriptures or as some sort of addendum to the scriptures?

In some issues (called nonessentials) we can agree to disagree without penalty to either party. On some things, we are still in the discovery mode pursuant to our study of the Word and subsequent revelation of the Holy Spirit. And then on somethings (called essentials), we cannot budge one inch to the left or right as it would destroy the foundations of our faith.

The Manhattan Declaration’s major goal in my opinion is loose knit unity.  To wit, the signatories affirm a fairly wide perspective on “critical” issues. If the resolutions to the issues and the root causes of these issues were clearly biblical, I suspect the signatory numbers would be considerably less. Thus, widening the allowing agreement does not follow biblical unity, but as stated unity based on compromised positions.

One signer, Dr. Ronald Sider a Canadian theology professor is the type of person which proves the document isnt a biblically oriented document but social one with Christian overtones. Read his interview with the Village Voice.

Christian unity is never valid if is only for the sake on being one. The terms of our unity is spelled out by Christ and any offers of deterrence from that should be rejected.  In John 17, Jesus prayed that our unity would mirror the unity he had with the Father. On the weightier matters,  were no “differing perspectives” between Christ and God the Father and there should be none among his followers. Christ did not come to do away with God’s commands but rather to fulfill them in love.

Pastor MacArthur says “the document fails most egregiously.”

“It [the Manhattan Declaration] assumes from the start that all signatories are fellow Christians whose only differences have to do with the fact that they represent distinct “communities.” Points of disagreement are tacitly acknowledged but are described as “historic lines of ecclesial differences” rather than fundamental conflicts of doctrine and conviction with regard to the gospel and the question of which teachings are essential to authentic Christianity.”

He concludes, “Anything that silences, sidelines, or relegates the gospel to secondary status is antithetical to the principles we affirm when we call ourselves evangelicals.”

The gospel shouldnt be a factor in how we decide to resolve the issues of our day. For followers of the Lord Jesus, it shouldnt become merely a reference book we check after we’ve exhausted our intellect.  It stands the ultimate authority of who we are, what we should be doing and why. We would do well to keep our name off all the declarations and documents which do not glorify God and do not follow true biblical unity.

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Navigating religious and philosophical terminology

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. (Prov 23:7)

In my opinion, Proverbs 23:7 is almost always taken out of context to serve our own self interests or perhaps to explain something about someone else that may or may not necessarily be true. If the statement is to be contextually understood, the latter portion of it must be included as there is no period after “he” but a colon. This simply means what follows the first part proves and explains it. In this case, the point is more about hypocrisy than destiny or character. Taken out of context, the meaning can travel to Jupiter and back.

My point? Getting an understanding of things is very important if we are to rightly divide the word of truth not only for the edification of each other but to an unbelieving world we are called to witness to. Notwithstanding the Spirit of God giving what to say “on the spot”, we should avail ourselves to further study. The false prophets of our day are smart and glib of tongue. That’s a potent factor in deception.

The power of words, the meaning of words

There’s a growing lexicon of terms related to understanding or explaining religious concepts out there. This can be attributed to in part to the conflict over truth. Some terms describe false concepts which are popping up in churches everywhere. Others describe biblical perspectives which are embedded essentials of our faith. Then too, some may help to explain some of the perspectives that are espoused on this blog from time to time by non-believers who object to our biblical conclusions about homosexual conduct.

I decided to make a post highlighting the most prominent of them. Most  have the “ism” and “ology” subtext. Hopefully, as you hear these terms being dropped here and there in your studies you will have a working man’s knowledge of what they mean and its applicability. While I believe etymology is important in most cases, we have to be careful that etymology doesn’t eclipse other factors associated with a particular word because there are many. Primarily, their placement in scripture (or their inference in scripture) along with the Holy Spirit’s “illumination” is important. But even that has a check and balance. No meaning claimed to be derived from the Holy Spirit’s leading can conflict with other scripture particularly when the meaning is clear. The Word of God is one complete and harmonious system of doctrine. Thus, etymology is not an end all, but rather an appropriate starting point.

I’ve also linked scripture references for your consideration. If you know of any additional ones, please drop it in the comment section (with a working man’s definition) and I’ll add it.

antinominanism – taken from Greek: anti nomos “against the law”. In this case it is against God’s laws regarding sexual conduct, the promotion of lawlessness in the church. A belief which manifests in several different forms but mainly exalts one’s personal experience or ” the spirit” over scripture. Psalms 19:7-9
Determinism – a philosophical doctrine which holds that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of a previous event or series of events. Philippians 2:13
heterodoxy – any doctrine at variance with an official or orthodox position. Not to be used as a weapon against credible revelation, but as a deterrent against false teachings which have no root in established biblical doctrines.
perfectionism – the idea that once one has been saved, it is impossible or inadmissable to commit sin or sins. 1 John 1:6-10
existentialism – A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness of individual human experience in hostile or indifferent environments. It regards human existence as unexplainable and thus allows for one to claim human sovreignty; the “little god” teaching.  Eccl 12:12-14
epistemology – the study of how we know what we know
justification – the legal act where God declares the sinner to be innocent of his or her sins. Its not that the sinner is actually sinless, but that he is “declared” sinless. Justification is granted by God alone and only by faith. Romans 5:1
fallibilism – a philosophical doctrine that all claims of knowledge could, in principle, be mistaken. Colossians 2:2-3
fatalism – a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them 2 Kings 20:1-6
Nihilism – a radical doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own good; annihilate Psalms 24:1
probability – part philosophical, part theoretical teaching that a random sampling process will result in all outcomes equally likely to happen solely based on chance. Romans 8:28-30
solipsism– a philosophical teaching that the self is all that you know to exist  Jeremiah 17:7-9Colossians 2:8
apologetics – defense of the Christian faith or its biblical doctrines from external enemies 1 Peter 3:15
polemics – defense of the Christian faith or its biblical doctrines from internal enemies. 2 Cor 11:13-15; Jude 3
theology – the study of the nature of God
christology – the study of and proper understanding of Jesus Christ as revealed in scripture 2 Pet 3:18
monergism – the doctrine that the Holy Spirit is the only efficient agent in an individual’s “new birth”. Monergism (Gkmono ergon “the work of one”) holds that the human will possesses no desire to holiness until it is born again, thus there is no pre-existing cooperation in regeneration.”
fundamentalism – a belief that every word in the Bible should be interpreted as literal truth. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
monogenes – a belief which suggests derivation, creation, origination of Christ. Rev 1:8
diaprax – the belief that Christian unity should and can be achieved without doctrinal consensus. Amos 3:3-7; 1 John 5:7-8
orthodoxy – can be applied across the spectrum of beliefs. In terms of Christian faith, it is adherence to a right set of beliefs as outlined in scripture.
orthopraxy – places emphasis on right conduct, both ethical and spiritual but not necessarily in opposition to faith and grace.
eschatology – The study of end times. A doctrine concerning the ultimate or final destiny of humanity and the earth including Christ’s second advent and God’s final judgment. 2 Peter 3:7-10

Ecumenicalism on the downlow?

cctThe ecumenical Christian group, Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT-USA)  says what you believe about homosexuality isnt important to join them as long as you believe in the trinity.  According to CCT leader, homosexuality is too divisive to determine whether or not a church is a legitimate Christian organization. In fact, a  homosexual denomination like the Metropolitan Community Church,  could join CCT and it wouldn’t be a problem.

According to the CCT’s Executive Administrator, Dr. Richard Hamm, conflicting beliefs about homosexuality among Christian churches is their basis for rejecting  such criteria for admission as divisive. Hamm believes that unity can be achieved without adhering to the Bible’s standards of sexual conduct. In an email response to a GCM Watch inquiry Hamm stated:

Participation in CCT does not require a particular position on the issues around sexuality. Our participant denominations are “all over the map” in regard to the matter, including a few that have taken no position. I think it is fair to say that the various perspectives/opinions are each understood to be based on the Bible among those who hold them. CCT is seeking to bring Christians together on the basis of what unites us (our common utter dependence upon the grace of God made known in Christ), rather than that which divides us (various opinions in regard to various doctrine and interpretations of scripture). Beyond affirming the Triune God and the authority of scripture, there is no other doctrinal standards for admission.”

Is he serious? CCT’s mission statement says it wants to “enable churches and national Christian organizations to grow closer together in Christ in order to strengthen our Christian witness in the world.”

But this philosophy flies in the face of Amos 3:3.  How can two walk together, except they be in agreement? Apparently, agreement has a new meaning in the contemporary church. And isn’t the prohibition against sexual immorality of all kinds a substantial tenet of scriptural authority? In Acts 15, after a major conflict arose concerning new Gentile converts, the Jerusalem Council commanded two things. If the gentiles wanted to be accepted into the new fellowship of believers they were instructed to abstain from (1) idolatry and (2) sexual immorality. Thus, how can true Christian unity be achieved by intentionally excluding an apostolic decree given by direction of the Holy Spirit?

Ecumenicalism on the downlow

The two obligatory beliefs CCT requires of its members, are important but do not raise the standard high enough to ensure that true biblical unity cannot be impeached by false brethren. The gay christian church also believes in the Trinity and the authority of scripture (here’s an example), except when it condemns their sexual conduct.

If an organization is adamant about its rejection of homosexuality, homosexual marriage and all of its attendant malfunctions, why would they even consider being part of a junket like CCT? Particulary when CCT allows as equals churches which accept homosexuality, ordain homosexual clergy and support gay marriage? Why would any biblical church overlook such spiritual dereliction for cheap, contrived “unity”? Why?

That’s a good question to ask COGIC’s CH Mason Seminary dean,  Dr. Harold Bennett. Bennett was a participant in the 2006 meeting and  COGIC is listed as an “observer”. I guess all of this yoking together also intersects the “peace movement”, a subset of antiwar/conscientious objector groups. A representative from the Mennonite Church USA describes his meeting with Bennett.

I also had a fascinating conversation with Harold Bennet[sic], dean of the COGIC seminary. Through the Pentecostal Peace Fellowship I had heard about the head of the COGIC publishing house who has begun advocating conscientious objection. (I have been trying to get his contact information for some months.) When I asked about this, Bennet[sic], pulled out his cell-phone, dialed the number in Memphis, and introduced me to Elder [David] Hall, with whom I had a ten-minute phone conversation!”

I can understand the apostate denominations being drawn into this, but I thought the Church of God of Prophecy, International Pentecostal Holiness Church and The Vineyard USA would know better than to yoke up with mess like this?  Or perhaps CCT has never told them that acceptance of homosexuality is a noncriteria for admission. Or maybe they never asked.

The CCT categorizes organizations into two groups. A “participant” is an organization which has already joined while an “observer” is one who participates but with no voting power. A participant has not officially joined the oganization.

More and more, churches we thought were upholding righteous beliefs on homosexuality are being drawn into false partnerships with those who despise God’s Word.  Compromising through false unity will only weaken the church’s inner defense and provide enemies of Christ an open door to spread their poisonous teachings to the flock.

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Gay christian clergy call part of antichrist plan

clergy_call_logoIf there was ever a clearer sign that the spirit of the antichrist is actively at work in the earth, this is it. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest homosexual rights organization, issued a “Clergy Call” May 4-5 in the nation’s capital.

Slow and methodical, deception creeps forward

Don’t be deceived, satan is methodically working to usurp power in the earth through  three avenues headed by three powers.

1. The beast – a consolidated one world government or political system.  The beast has significance because he is described as the “lawless” one. Not only does he revel in breaking God’s laws, but will make new laws which will criminalize any action previously in agreement with God’s law. In this context, the UN is our foremost example of the scope and power of this conduct.

2. The antichrist – a false christ equipped with lying signs and wonders. His physical identity will not be revealed until after the church is raptured. But spiritually, he is influencing nations, people and cultures as we speak  (2 Thess 2:1-7).

3. The false prophet – the mouthpiece of a single,  state controlled false religion comprised of diverse religious beliefs. This was chillingly played out by the union of world religions which pledged to a “Faith in Human Rights Statement”. We reported on that here. The false prophet’s mission is to coerce men to follow the antichrist. Initially, this is accomplished through agreeing to false unity, programs and events which glorify human achievement while quietly minimizing God’s authority.

These three will attempt to dominate every facet of human existence from currency to church and everything in between. In fact, Revelation tells us that under their brief but murderous reign “no one will be able to buy or sell” without having the sign of the beast ( the consolidated government) visible in their forehead. The best foreshadowing of this is the WW II Nazi requirement that European Jewry wear the star of David in public. If you will study the origin, deployment and execution of the Nazis death and domination agenda, you’ll see stunning parallels of what is to come.

The antichrist is the key to satan’s attempted final solution to murder the righteous and enthrone himself in Jerusalem as king. The other two are stepping stones deployed to (1) deceive the world and (2) control the world, in that order. Premeditated deception is crucial to unrestrained dominance.

Its no accident that religion will be the primary portal and device of deception. What we are witnessing right now in this country and on the world scene is phase one of satan’s plan. Deception takes time to cultivate. Like a viper waiting for the precise moment to strike its prey, satan is preconditioning people to accept false religion and rid themselves of  “intolerant, bigoted, hateful” people (and the bible) who stand in the way of unrestricted sexual immorality and other brazen sins.  But to hastily remove such people through acts of violence would prematurely betray his real intentions.

Can God get  a couple of witnesses?

That’s why God’s truthtellers and witnesses are so despised today. We won’t get with the program. We won’t praise the false ministers who are doing “good deeds”. We won’t dance to the beat of the idolatrous music piped into the churches today. We’re in the way of “progress”. We are stumbling blocks and unwanted road signs. Yet, we’ve been commissioned by God to document and warn. We have been called to cry aloud and speak out boldly even at the risk of losing our own lives and well being (Rev 12:11). There is a purpose in this. The scriptures tell us something powerful about witnesses.

1. God will not do anything until he first reveals it unto his prophets who in turn are to speak what he has revealed (Amos 3:7). Its also important to know that “his prophets” are not just anybody with a white clergy collar around their necks, but those who walk in agreement with God’s word (Amos 3:3).

2. Anything that God does, is not without witnesses. By the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every thing be established. Witnesses are essential to justice and judgment. When the judgment of God falls, it will be his witnesses who will attest that he is  just in his destruction of the wicked and his punishment of the disobedient. Eyes in heaven (angels) and eyes in the earth (saints) are on duty recording, reporting and warning that God will not strive with man always.  When the wicked reached their fullness, God will call heaven and earth against them as witnesses and then release full, merciless vengeance on them (Duet 30:19).

3. Although people will for the most part reject God’s warnings, laugh and mock, we are required to speak without fail. We are witnesses and that’s what we do. Perhaps now seeing what we see, we should interpret Acts 1:8 with a duality of meaning beyond just evangelism.

4. Satan parodied the witness principle in the illegal trial of Christ.  Two false witnesses were called in the night to lie on Jesus (Mt 26:60). Based on their lies, the Sanhedrin falsely convicted Christ of blasphemy. To counteract the lie, God spoke to Pilate’s wife and told Pilate he was innocent.

The  Call of the Frog

The aforementioned needed to be explained so that you understand what the Human Rights Campaign’s “clergy call” represents. God is showing us something and it is a marker of what is to come. The Clergy Call event is wholly controlled by a political organization which happens to be a homosexual political organization. If you look at the list of speakers you’ll see the false, one world church represented and arrayed in all of its darkness. Mystics, christians, buddhists, muslims, jews and secular humanists united in one goal to destroy God’s law of sexual morality.

Note that in Revelation 16:13 the false prophet is possessed by an “unclean spirit”  like frogs which John sees coming out of him. One of the characteristics frogs are most noticeable by is the distinctive sound of their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, especially during its mating season. Thus, John’s exposure of the false prophet’s frog spirit is one who seeks to seduce the church with its voice, particularly during a certain season when the frog’s lies are most fertile. This is why we are only to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. All other voices are demons in mating heat.

If you haven’t been convinced that any support or affirmation of this demonic inspired movement is wrong, think again. You just might have already been deceived.

Kurt Carr Project: false unity and bizarre beliefs

The GospelFlava.com interview with gospel music industry worker Kurt Carr is a very interesting read. Circa 2005, the interview is a promotion of his “One Church” album, but its also a revealing window into the flawed theology motivating industry workers like Carr. Thus, their music becomes a product of their misinterpretation and misapplication of God’s word.  First, Carr erroneously claims music is what God will use to bring Christians together.

In my prayer time, while I was seeking God about the new CD, he compelled me to reach those people that he has given their ear to me. That’s where the concept of the album came from. It has a profound message that needs to be conveyed. Jesus prayed to the Father that we would be one, as He and the Father are one. My friend Tommy Tenney said that it’s an unanswered prayer that Jesus prayed. It’s true because there is still so much division in the body of Christ. We have to do something about it, and I believe that music is the key that is going to draw us all together.” [source]

People like Carr seem to see unity and as an end unto itself. That’s one of the key tenets of the diaprax heresy. Consequently, I have carrseen no scriptural basis to support an assertion that music will bring God’s people into true unity. How can that be especially when the main vehicles for releasing such music are infected with sin, compromise and perversity? Look here, here and here for examples.  If biblical unity is to be achieved it cannot be based on anything which excludes God’s word as the primary unifier.

But that’s only one of the rather unsettling beliefs Carr reveals in this interview. He complains that African Americans “dont pay enough homage” to our ancestors compared to the Jews. When asked by GF why he felt it so important to show “props” to people who paved the way for him, Carr claimed his “homage” to James Cleveland and Walter Hawkins was to make amends for our lack of ancestor connectedness.

I feel that it’s crucial to do that. To me, that’s what is wrong with our people. We don’t give enough respect and homage to our ancestors. Take the Jews for instance. I grew up in Connecticut, and I went to a private school there. It was mostly —I would say 98% —Jewish. I am real familiar with the Jewish culture, and how their whole lives are about their ancestors, their families, their background. Every week in school, we would hear something about the Holocaust. Unfortunately, our people are not as set on that. We talk about it, but whatever.

So, if the church was more like Jews and learned to respect and honor people like Cleveland despite his evil legacy, then God would unite us?  Im not sure about you, but I wasn’t aware that Cleveland, Hawkins and [Albertina] Walker had been elevated to ancestor status in the black community. The problem with Carr’s analogy is that Jews murdered in the Holocaust were innocent victims of a madman. James Cleveland had a sexual demon. We know he infected at least  one young man with AIDS and corrupted the lives of countless others. That’s worthy of “respect and honor”?

Then there’s Carr’s bizarre comparison to Michael Jackson in the interview.

One time I went to do a workshop in Japan, and there were about 800 people in the choir. I couldn’t believe it. When I walked out on stage, they were acting like I was Michael Jackson. Girls were fainting. It was crazy. God showed me, “I’m not doing this to edify you. I’m doing this that you can edify me.” A lot of those people sing the music, but they’re not Christians. God used us that night. The anointing fell. People were speaking in tongues, and didn’t realize what they were doing. They don’t even understand what I am saying, but it’s the music —the substance and the heart of the music —that’s going to change them and lead them to conversion.”

Non Christians were speaking in tongues and didn’t know it?  Carr says the [Japanese] people had no clue about what he was saying, but that “the music” changed them. That’s not how the scripture says it should happen. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:13-15

I’m not sure what disturbs me more: the blatant false beliefs or the Michael Jackson comparisons.

After Jackson’s pedophilia trial, Carr sent out an email promo saying that God was on Jackson’s side. Further, he claimed “God obviously has a work for Michael Jackson to do.” Of course you know Jackson later fled to Bahrain and converted to Islam one week after being sued by Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa for $7 million. Abdulla contends he gave a broke Jackson the money to help him after his trial.

In the articles, Carr drops familiar names that have appeared here on GCM Watch. Look at the connections and see for yourself this is not of God. This idolatrous music uses Jesus’ name, but in practice they deny him. From such, turn away. Carr has a new album out now entitled “Just the beginning”. We’ll be watching to see what he says is his motivation behind this one.

Related: Kurt Carr interview with Blackgospel.com