Saturday, September 03, 2005a little bit more of Sodom...
Another "gay pride" event. "Another?" you ask. Yes, another.
You see, an event was planned for a smaller city just south of where we live; this city is where our "home church" is (for the church I fellowship in is a church-planting endeavour). Anyway, our "head pastor" wanted to present to Gospel to the participants of the Pride-abomination, but he had no one to go with him. Every man that could have gone were either away, ill or had other important engagements. So, my pastor and I, unwilling to let our brother stand alone, took a one-hour car trip to help him out.
"And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two..." (Mark 6:7a)
All and all, this Sodomite event was a cinch. It was kind of sad and pathetic to watch actually (I guess they all are, but this one in particular). There were barely 30 people there, and half of them were from out of town. On several occasions, speakers took a microphone to rally the small crowd, but the result was, well, to put it mildly, kind of flat.
So we stood before them with our Gospel signs as they raised their abominable flag, and as they had "dignitaries" give speeches. The usual homosexual groups like EGALE spoke along with left-wing political parties and then, my favorite, a United "Church" of Canada "minister" (a woman no less... because, if you're going to make a mockery of the Bible, might as well go all the way!) lead the Sodomites in "a word of prayer".
Now I can handle a WHOLE LOT of nonsense, but LET ME TELL YOU, this "prayer" tested my limits. A couple of times, I was unable to keep my composure, though I did keep my mouth shut. In her first prayer, she quoted Isaiah 11:6:
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."
Now according to the priestess of Baal, this prophecy has been fulfilled by the social acceptance of homosexuality. Her words: "we can now all "lie down" together in love and understanding...". I rolled my eyes.
In her second "prayer", she mentioned that Jesus got angry in the Bible (and the truth came to end here). Her words: "He got angry because Gentiles were kept out of the Temple of God. Jesus desired to bring inclusiveness and love between Jews and Gentiles." Hmmm... let's see now:
"And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves." (Mark 11:15-17)
I don't know about you, but it seems quite clear to me that the reason Christ got angry, was because wicked men were using the Temple of God for monetary profit, selling animals for sacrifices and setting up money exchanges for Jews who travelled to Jerusalem from far. The spiritual whore stood up there, microphone in hand and SHAMELESSLY LIED. Regardless, the people mumbled an "amen", and the festivaties began.
At this point, we figured we had made our statement, so my pastor and I packed up and left, while our "head pastor" went to the downtown area of the city to distribute Gospel literature.
Please pray that someone in that crowd will be affected by our work today... our hope truly is that the grace of God will effect salvation in some of the people who have read our signs. Pray that the people of my country would see through the lies, and "come to the come to the knowledge of the Truth" (1 Timothy 2:4b).
Good night, dear readers, and have a blessed Lord's Day,