Bible Ballistics: BBs #106 Do Celebrities Speak for God???
I am posting early this week in response to the recent public announcement by one of “Nashville’s most popular” celebrities. I cannot be silent and let this go unaddressed.
Ok, let me say this—I’m not famous, rich, wealthy, influential or powerful—I simply love the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father, the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. The Word of God is truth—and that truth in reality is Jesus!!!
John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Only one way to God—HIS Way!!
No matter who declares that sin isn’t sin, it can’t change what God has said. Every person has the right to choose their own behavior, but that choice does not eliminate God’s Word or the consequences of that choice. God gave us each the free will to choose, but His Word declares that there are consequences to opposing God and/or God’s Word.
Real love speaks the truth and desires what is best for the recipient of that love. I am a sinner saved by grace, because Jesus came to save us ‘from our sin’ (not leave us in it), by paying the price for our sin.
Matthew 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
I don’t pass judgment on those in ungodly lifestyles, but God’s Word declares that judgment is coming and if I neglect to share the truth, then their blood would be on my hands. If I don’t tell you what God says, then I really don’t love you. I am called by God to declare His Word and I leave the changing of hearts to Him. But I am compelled to declare HIS truth, even when people don’t like it.
Isaiah 5:20-21 clearly tells us,
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
Ezekiel 3:17-18, “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”
Ezekiel 33:6-11, “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. 7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. 8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”
I pray that you will consider these things and choose wisely, for as Philippians 2:8-11 says of Jesus,
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
The choice is truly yours, but the Almighty God of the Universe and His precious Son, Jesus Christ, has already set the consequences. He is coming again. Will you bow before Him as Lord and Savior now or as your Judge then? You may not like what I’ve said but please know that I love you and pray for you to come to the cross.
I find it interesting that when those who promote “gay rights” disagree with me or other Bible believing people, they are simply expressing their freedom of speech and freedom to choose. But when I proclaim what I believe from the Word of God, I am a “hate monger”. I don’t hate those who oppose God, I pray that they will see the truth before it’s too late. And one day it will be too late.