Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Where is the tolerance from homosexuals that they demand from us?!

As I read this story, I felt anger towards this lesbian Air Force commander and her insistence she knows the 'thoughts' of a man. This is the forced agenda of militant homosexuals, they demand acceptance of their abominations, and they will NOT tolerate anybody who stands in their way. I also got angry with the Christian who remained silent when confronted. Here's the story from the Baptist Press...

SAN ANTONIO (BP) -- Due to a perceived slight against homosexuality, Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk is in a fight for his career. The Lackland Air Force base first sergeant was told by his commanding officer to clear out his office on Aug. 9. The point of contention reportedly is not about anything Monk said, but what he refused to say.

"It's all because he didn't say anything wrong. He thought it," said Steven Branson, pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio. Monk, his wife and their three teenage sons faithfully attend services each Sunday the pastor said.

Branson said he has been in touch with Monk since the sergeant told him Sunday (Aug. 11) of the untenable situation. The pastor said Monk feels abandoned by the institution he has served for 19 years. Deployed as a medic, Monk devoted himself to saving the lives of his fellow service men and women, according to his pastor.

"Now I'm in trouble," Monk told Branson, "and everybody's leaving me behind."

At issue is Monk's refusal to reveal his personal views regarding homosexual marriage to his commanding officer. According to a Fox News report, the commander, a lesbian, asked Monk to report on disciplinary proceedings for an Air Force instructor under investigation for making objectionable comments about homosexual marriage during a training session.

According to Fox News, Monk interviewed the instructor and determined his comments were not intentionally provocative. But some trainees complained. Monk suggested that his commander use the incident as a learning tool about tolerance and diversity, but to no avail.

"Her very first reaction was to say, 'We need to lop off the head of this guy.' The commander took the position that his speech was discrimination," Monk reportedly recounted.

Branson said the commander began to press Monk about his views on the issue.

Fox reported, "She said, 'Sgt. Monk, I need to know if you can, as my first sergeant, if you can see discrimination if somebody says that they don't agree with homosexual marriage.'"

Having witnessed the commander's ire regarding the instructor, Monk declined to answer. He also understood Air Force policy demands silence from homosexual detractors.

"She got angrier and angrier with him," Branson said. "So he got fired for something she thinks he believes."

The action will be a mark on an otherwise spotless record. Branson called Monk "pure military" -- a real "do-it-by-the-book" serviceman who also happens to be a strong Christian.

It is because of his faith and the lesson he wants to teach his sons that compels him to take action. As Monk told his pastor, "I'm going to teach my boys they can't run from everything."

The Liberty Institute in Plano, Texas, has agreed to represent Monk should the need for legal counsel become necessary. And although the family is "low-key" and not well-known, help has come from the church. Branson said members who are experienced news media and military professionals offered counsel on how to negotiate the anticipated onslaught of exposure and scrutiny.

"We're trying to provide him coverage," Branson said.

The Monk family has faithfully attended Village Parkway Baptist for two years, the pastor said. Though a number of military personnel from Lackland Air Force Base attend the church, many do not join because reassignments keep them on the move. But their attendance and involvement in the congregation is encouraged and valued, Branson said.
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Bonnie Pritchett is a correspondent for the Southern Baptist TEXAN (www.texanonline.net), newsjournal of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.




Unlike this professing Christian, we cannot remain silent, even if it means we lose jobs, homes, friends, etc. We must proclaim homosexuality as sin, this is what the word of the Lord says it is. We must tell homosexuals of their wickedness, and that the wrath of God is on them because of that wickedness. Christ and His cross must be explained, as well as the holiness and righteousness of God. Eternal punishment for those who do not repent and believe in what Christ has done to reconile sinners back to a Holy God  must be spoken of. If this man's faith were as strong as he claims, he would have told this unregenerate homosexual what God says about her sins, he would have given her the biblical definition of marriage from Genesis 2:24.  Instead, he chose to remain silent....how sad. For the Christian, is isn't about tolerance, it's about seeing the greatest need of those who are dead in sin...they need to hear the truth even if that truth is costly.  We must remember, this world is NOT our home! May God give us the strength we need to stand on His truth, no matter what the cost.

4 comments:

Darrel said...

The LGBTQ crowd is no different than any other group in their demands of compliance to their beliefs & demands or face the consequences of their wrath. Hitler did it, muslims are doing it now. Tolerance is the hook whereby the gullible and Biblically illiterate are brought by fear into compliance. With no serious objection (in the media) to their demands their hate speech is allowed and encouraged to continue and worsen. It makes me wonder how long it will be before one's head is required for non-compliance.

This disgusts me, too. My prayer is that our brothers & sisters in Christ will know the strength and boldness of the Holy Spirit to confront and refute this nonsense.

Funny how they accuse Christians of hate speech for telling them the truth, when all the while it is they who exercise their hate speech toward the God who will judge them.

lyn said...

It doesn't get any more hypocritical than this does it? She can be intolerant of Bible believing Christians, but we MUST embrace her disgusting abominations?!?!? Only when hell freezes over.

Anonymous said...

This is very strange. People act like this disgusting sin has been the norm for decades. When the truth is that for 200 years in this country (and hundreds more in the West) it was not only considered a sin - it was illegal! Now our own military fires someone who doesn't want to say what he thinks? A man who, incidentally, for years was told "don't ask, don't tell." Fifty years ago sodomy would not have even been mentioned in polite company. Why? Because people were hateful and intolerant? Think about this folks! Your grandparents, your great grandparents - were they hateful homophobes? No, they were wise. They had enough sense to know that families with a mother and a father (woman and man) plus their children are the building blocks of a society. They had enough common sense, enough biblical understanding, enough historical knowledge, to know that the sin of homosexuality was so destructive that it destroyed whole societies and empires. They knew that it was so damning and filthy that it was not to be spoken of, let alone engaged in.

And now we are supposed to just act like this history and this truth has all just disappeared in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye? That evil is good and good is evil? That the heritage that our country was founded on is being stolen from us, and we are not supposed to care? It absolutely boggles the mind.

lyn said...

Here is what's even more mind boggling, God left us an example of what happens when sin rules - Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, having in like manner with these given themselves over to fornication, and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire. Jude 1:7
People do not understand what is coming - destroying wrath. They may celebrate now, but it will be short-lived.