“For if we sin willingly after we that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
He that despised (has rejected) Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Of how much sorer (worse) punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden (trampled) under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing (common), and hath done despite (insulted) the Spirit of grace?
For we know him that hath said, VENEGENANCE BELONGETH UNTO ME, I WILL RECOMPESE (repay), SAITH THE LORD. And again, THE LORD SHALL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:26-31
Now to explain the title just a little,
Irreverence literally means this: “a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously”
Just when I think I have heard it all, I suddenly discover that I have obviously been living under a rock, since I was unaware of Drag Queen “preachers”, and I do make a truly diligent effort to keep up on our jacked up little world, but this was a new one on me.
Evidently a church in South Carolina has decided to take the open door approach a little too far and even more disturbing to me is that this is heralded as a “Lutheran” church.
and with such sheer disbelief and mockery as to make the church, or the building they call a church, nothing more than a circus.
If people want to congregate, and they want to get together, and set about performing good deeds or whatever, that would be one thing but to usurp the name of Christ
They could not even possibly believe in him, otherwise they would be terrified to openly, blatantly sin while having the audacity to profess his name.
Here is what God says in the Bible, the real one concerning those who use his word, with no intentions of repentance or regard for him or his statues, only to use his word for their convenience, for gain, for prestige, or whatever their motive and agenda may be.
Psalm 50:16-22: “But unto the wicked, God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statues, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
Seeing that thou hats instruction, and castest MY WORDS behind thy back.
When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partakers with adulterers.
Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sitteth and speaketh against thy brother, thou slenderest thy own mother’s son.
These things thou hast done, And I kept silence; thou thoughest that I was altogether such a one as thyself; but I will reprove (rebuke) thee; and set them in order before thine eyes.
NOW consider THIS, ye that forget God, lest I tear you to pieces, and there be none to deliver.”
Notice what he is saying, that the wicked, now this is God speaking in that passage, he is calling them wicked and gives a few of the reasons why, and he is asking them how they can even justify proclaiming his statues or taking his word into their mouth when they clearly will not repent, they hate instruction, they hate what he stands for and cast away, throw away his real word, behind them as they continue on in their deception.
And again, this statement is from God, and He very clearly ends it with his warning for consequences of playing with his word, because they are playing with fire.
Mention of fire… let’s check out some of that judgment raining down on those who thought long ago about playing games with the house of God.
“And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord God fell there upon me.
Then I beheld, and lo the likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins (waist) downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the other appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.
And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head (hair); and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate, that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image (idol) of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now and the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and beheld northward, at the gate of altar this image of jealousy in the entry.
He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater (worse) abominations.
And he brought me to the door of the court, and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I digged in the wall, behold a door.
And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed (carved) upon the wall round about.
And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients (elders) of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery (room of his idols)? for they say, The Lord seeth us not: the Lord hath forsaken the earth.
He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.
Then he brought me to the door of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat a woman weeping for Tammuz (pagan fertility “god”)
Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty and five men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O Son of man? is it a light (trivial) thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger; and lo, they have put the branch to their nose.
Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye will not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet, will I not hear them.
He cried also in mine ears (hearing) with a loud voice, saying, Cause (let) them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher (upper) gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in and stood beside the brasen altar.
And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house (the temple). And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side.
And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set (put) a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for (over) all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary (temple) Then they began at the ancient men (elders) which were before the house (temple).
And he said unto them, Defile the house (temple) and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth.
And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left (alone), that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord God! will thou destroy all the residue (remnant) of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood (bloodshed),and the city is full of perverseness. for they say, The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth it not.
And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.” Ezekiel 8: 1-18 & Ezekiel 9:1-11
I know that is a lot of scripture, but these are the stories that are seldom told!! God was very angry and rightful so.
As he showed the prophet first- hand the abominations that were being committed, worshipping the graven images, worshipping false gods, notice when they were worshipping the Sun, turning their backs on the true house of God, doesn’t that sound familiar?
So many today refusing the truth and believing the lies of self and the devil, believing in this nonsense of make your own Christianity, believing a lie and in the process, as scripture states, being damned, on their way to an eternal hell, if they don’t forego the fairy-tale and accept the truth.
The biggest insult of all in our story is that the common justification between them is that God no longer watched over the earth, his call for the angels that watched over proving otherwise, and they were so delusional that they thought they could hide their abominations from God, bragging in their hearts that he would never see.
Well, we see how far they got with that, God is very patient, but He will not tolerate irreverence and the defilement of his house.
And while we are on it, again He mentioned all the bloodshed, now people, like the president trying to bring God into the abortion “debate”, still trying to figure out how anyone can say this is not murder, but with Biden saying it’s a right of a child of God is insane, Commandment number 6, “Thou shalt not kill.”
Why has he not been ex-communicated yet? Well, him, Kaine, and Pelosi? Many Catholics have been ex-communicated for far less, must be special political privilege!
We all know what it is don’t we?
There is absolutely no way for this country or this world to slither out from under the judgment of God. It is too far gone and there is no coming back.
Proverbs 6:15: ” Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.’
That is what happens to the wicked who refuse repentance.
And think of this, if those in ancient Israel who thought God did not see their abominations in his house faced such a judgment, imagine what those who now at openly, mockingly defile his house are in danger of.
And do they care? No of course not because again, they could not possibly believe at all, and as the Bible teaches us, only a fool says in his heart that there is no God.
Please keep yourselves holy, that simply means keeping yourself in God’s word and keep your mind, heart, and soul protected from this world.
Stay away from all these abominations and don’t even watch them as a curiosity because it is an absolute disgrace.
This has nothing to do with being gay, being a drag, being whatever, it we be no different than if an atheist, who does not believe at all or a satanist, or voodoo priestess, Buddhist, Scientologist, anyone who has not repented according to the word of the Lord, decided to “hold service” lead worship, read scripture and take on a title for a position that they have never been called to nor qualified for.
One must be saved, and washed in the blood of Jesus, repentant of all things his word declares as sin, and having stepped away from those things, in order to be to be a true servant of God.
We can’t have a list of Jesus’ teaching that we like and are willing to adhere to and at the same time reject the Bible’s teaching on other subjects, that we may not feel should be sin, but God word says otherwise.
We can’t have it both ways, we either want God or we want the world.
That is why so much absolute heresy is going on today. It has become a money-making machine for many, without ever a thought that one day, a very real God will want answers as to why they have used His Name and His words without any fear, belief, or respect of him whatsoever.
God will never allow anything to contradict his word, and he never changes, nor will this world ever change him, and that includes his judgments.
In my post concerning miracles I had referenced going back to later verses in that chapter also, for this post ,so here that is.
1 John 5:16-21: ” If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
We know that whosoever is born of God(born again) sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
And we know that the Son of God is come, and given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, even his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen “
This is in reference to people becoming reprobated, when they go so far over the line, against God that they well…they have just gone too far and that is why we are told to not pray for them, and that is a truly horrific thought.
Speaking things against God, against his people, and his statues is very dangerous especially having no spiritual discernment to understand that what they are saying is not just spoken toward a group of people that they do not like but that they can be speaking themselves into eternal damnation.
“And whosoever speaketh a word against Son of man, it shall be forgiven him, but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” Matthew 12:32
When we have leaders professing that abortion is a right as “a child of God” and groups protesting for the right to slaughter children, on the very day set aside to honor motherhood, and to do so on God’s holy ground of his churches. And to make a mockery of his ministry, it is quite clear to see how close many in this nation are coming to the point of no return.
Φλογιζω NBJ 2022/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson