In light of these events it is very important for parents to teach their children what is considered inappropriate behavior in the eyes of God. Sexual intimacy of any kind is only to be done between a man and a woman that is married. So there should be no flirting or playing around of any kind that would lead to such behaviors.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Parents have to also teach their children that there is no such thing as having a boyfriend or girlfriend according to the scriptures, so they should not be going online and talking to people in that manner.
Christ told us that a manleave his father and mother and get a wife. Not a child still living under the authority of his or her parents dealing sexually with someone.
Mark 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
We should teach our children these things so that when they encounter these behaviors online or else where, they’ll know that these things are evil and wicked in the eyes of God.
parents and their children reading the bible
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
As stated in the video, this kind of thing is happening all over the country [and the world at large.]
Even more heinous acts that were not brought out in this video are being done. Things such as, children being enticed online by strangers, meeting up with them in person after a while, then being sold into prostitution, in some other cases, being kidnapped and held as sex slaves.
This is the age of social media and many parents let their children roam the Internet freely without much supervision.
The scriptures tells us to be vigilant, as wickedness is increasing on the earth and the Internet is pretty much an open portal for all that wickedness to take place and many times go undetected.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
As parents, make sure you monitor your kids activities and you teach them the scriptures, as far as what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Always be diligent with your children.
Another sad point to this story is when she mentioned, “Someone that was previously molested then goes and does the same thing to someone else, it’s a hard thing to understand but that has definitely been a pattern.”
This is so common it’s not even funny! The evil that happened to these people, they’ve let it overcome them, where they’ve become older and do the same thing to someone else. This same topic was recently discussed in a radio show class that was done and we strongly encourage people to check it out below to figure out how to deal correctly with this issue.
We’ll start first by saying that what these people are doing is a hateful act in the eyes of God and he considers it an abomination. We’ll dispel a couple of myths within this video and the first one that we will start with is when she stated that, “we don’t use it for wrong.”
We’ll start with this first because most people know that the bible speaks out against these things as being evil but what has happened is, deceit comes in where those very same demonic spirits tricks people and tell them that what they’re doing is not wrong. This was the same thing that happened in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. God told them not to deal with certain things and the serpent told them to go ahead and do it and they would be ok and not die. We all know who turned out to be the liar!
This is the thing that people have to know; when God tells us not to do certain things, he means just that. Don’t do it. And if we go against his will and do it, it’s considered evil.
In the case of voodoo and dealing with demonic spirits, he told us not to do it.
Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits [familiar spirits aredemons like what was talked about in the video], neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
The scriptures clearly tell us not to be dealing with what’s known today as voodoo, obeah, psychics, witchcraft and the like. All these things involve people dealing with demonic entities like what we saw in the video. So when people do these things they’re not considered as good people but as evil people.
It is true what she said about “there’s good and bad side to everything in life.” God through his son Christ told this to us back in the book of Deuteronomy and he told us to choose the good.
Deuteronomy 30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
When we choose to keep his commandments, such as not dealing with voodoo, obeah, witchcraft and the like, that’s when we’re doing good. When we choose to make excuses and deal with demonic entities and not repent from it, that’s when we’re choosing death (because the wages of sin is death) and evil because we’re now going against his word.
One of the other myths in this video is when it was stated at the beginning that voodoo started in Haiti. This is incorrect. The word voodoo might have gotten its etymology from there but the practice of dealing with demonic entities is as old as the earth itself.
When we were being told not to do these things in the Old Testament the Lord tell us that the people that inhabited the land were into these things.
Deuteronomy 18:9,14 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
The people that are scattered all over the world because of slavery are the biblical Israelites that the bible talks about and we were told that if we did these abominations we would be punished for it. One of the punishments would be captivity by other races of people. Read Deuteronomy 28:45-68, Deuteronomy 4:25-30
Looking at this video we still continue to do the very same things that got God angry at us where we were sold as slaves and we’re still continuing to do these abominable things in his sight. This video was shot in Brooklyn NY but it’s not just there where our people are heavily into these things. Different names are attributed to it such as, Voodo, Santeria, Maria Lionza, Obeah, Witchcraft, Wiccan and other names.
We should repent from these things and not follow them, as people that don’t repent will not make it into the kingdom of heaven.
Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Definition of the word Voodoo-a black religious cult practiced in the Caribbean and the southern US, combining elements of Roman Catholic ritual with traditional African magical and religious rites, and characterized by sorcery and spirit possession.
Revelation 22:14,15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Only through Jesus Christ we can be cleansed and should call on for help. At the end of their session she stated that “I think we’re all cleansed.” You don’t get cleansed through demonic rituals, only by applying the words of Christ you can be cleansed.
John 15:3 (spoken by Christ) Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Christ is also the one that we should be calling on for help as a lot of people turn to these things to get help in their lives.
God knows how we are as a people and that we would turn to these abominations for help so in the same chapter of Deuteronomy where he told us not to be into these abominations, he told us that he would send his son Jesus Christ into the earth and he’s the one we should turn to for help.
Deuteronomy 18:15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; (A prophecy about Christ)
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And what was Christ instruction for us when we need help with things?
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Seek to please God by keeping his word and we’ll be taken care of in all things.
MSN recently ran an article about a scam website that has been shut down after several people got scammed out of their money.
The website touted that people could request a prayer and that thousands of people would pray for them, but you had to pay money. The website had a pastor and testimonials of people whose prayers were answered, but it was all fictitious.
The article cited one particular family that has a child with a rare terminal illness that paid several times but saw no change in their child’s health. The state attorney general’s office estimates that about 125,000 people have been scammed out of their money.
The bible does talk about the power of praying and also having other righteous people praying for you as well. But you do not have to pay someone to do that. Christ said, Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8
These were instructions that he gave to his disciples and anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ should also follow the same example, to not charge anyone for whatever “spiritual service” that they’re performing.
Let’s look at another scripture that doesn’t mention anything about charging money for a prayer.
James 5:14-15 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Nowhere within these passages of scriptures do we see it mention anything about paying money.
For those familiar with the bible knows that Elijah was a very righteous man, so righteous, he didn’t die a regular death like everyone else, but instead was taken up into heaven. Some of his righteous acts are recorded for future generations to take heed to.
One such example written about him is where he healed a woman’s son that fell ill that he was staying with. Lets see if he charged her any money for his prayer and healing.
1 Kings 17:17,19,21-24 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again.22 And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth.
Nowhere do we read that Elijah charged her anything and on top of that her son was healed. Unlike the false website that was set up and the child with the terminal illness saw no change in his health.
We have to realize that in today’s world, especially with the Internet, there are thousands of scam artists and ways to get people’s money. The way to avoid these things, specifically when it comes to matters of spirituality is using the bible as a guide.
It is very sad to see our young men exhibiting these types of behaviors, but in these last days and times this is what the world is coming to-going away from God’s laws and a tolerance for Satan’s agenda.
The men in this video are what the scriptures called effeminate which means, having feminine qualities untypical of a man : not manly in appearance or manner (Merriam Webster dictionary)
This is not something that’s favorable in the eyes of God. So much so that he says that men that are like that will not make it into heaven.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
These men along with others that are into this lifestyle do have a chance to get it right and make it into the kingdom of heaven by repenting, as it is not God’s pleasure to see us die.
Ezekiel 18:30-32 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
This is the reason he sent Jesus Christ into the world the first time so that we can repent through his name and live right.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Some youtube comments were saying that if you look at this show and say anything negative about these men, “we’re judging.” We are not judging but rather teaching people that being effeminate is wrong in the eyes of God.
In the above referenced scripture of 1 Corinthians 6:9 there were some people in that particular church that were into that lifestyle, but ended up repenting, which is what we encourage people to do.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
When God made us he intended for men to be men and women to be women and not for one gender to be taking on the role of the other. These are all inventions of the mind.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Check out our video below on conforming to roles that God gave us.
The Carnival and Mardis Gras season is upon us. Multitudes are flocking to New Orleans and Trinidad to participate in the festivities and revelry. In Trinidad, countless songs like Super Blue’s Bacchanal Time bellow out the popular refrain “bacchanal time.” The revelers in both cities are dancing in the streets, getting drunk, having flings and a “good” time; bacchanal time. But what is bacchanal time? What is the origin of the word, celebration and customs affiliated with it?
The definition of bacchanal shows who people pledge allegiance to when they declare it’s bacchanal time! Bacchus is an idol of drunkenness, lewd sexual acts, fornication and reveling (wild partying to an idol). Bacchus is the god of everything that goes on during these carnival and Mardis Gras celebrations! The festival goers wear themselves out with liquor, fornication and nonstop partying. There are countless stories of the lewd acts that travel back from carnival and Mardis Gras. Women in New Orleans show their breast for trinkets like beads while the Trinidadian celebration is known for their scantily clad women in colorful costumes that will “wine (dance) up pon you.”
In the Catholic religion, carnival marks the end of the season where people sin to get rid of their carnal lusts and the beginning of the holy season called Lent. Some people ignorantly believe that carnival is just fun while others know exactly who they are worshiping during carnival; Satan! These celebrations are not the traditions or customs of the children of the Most High. We learned this from the nations that were around us that refused to follow God. We adapted their customs and inherited sin instead of righteousness.
Bacchus float in New Orleans
II Maccabees 14:32-33And when they sware that they could not tell where the man was whom he sought, He stretched out his right hand toward the temple, and made an oath in this manner: If ye will not deliver me Judas as a prisoner, I will lay this temple of God even with the ground, and I will break down the altar, and erect a notable temple unto Bacchus.
II Maccabees 6:6-9 Neither was it lawful for a man to keep sabbath days or ancient feasts, or to profess himself at all to be a Jew. And in the day of the king’s birth every month they were brought by bitter constraint to eat of the sacrifices; and when the feast of Bacchus was kept, the Jews were compelled to go in procession to Bacchus, carrying ivy. Moreover there went out a decree to the neighbour cities of the heathen, by the suggestion of Ptolemee, against the Jews, that they should observe the same fashions, and be partakers of their sacrifices: And whoso would not conform themselves to the manners of the Gentiles should be put to death. Then might a man have seen the present misery.
During the reign of the Greeks, the children of Israel were forced to worship Bacchus. Now the Israelites worship him willingly forgetting the laws of the Most High and committing the sin of idolatry, fornication and drunkenness.
Exodus 20:3-6 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
The Lord does not say it is okay to purge ourselves by sinning so we can be prepared for Lent or any other holy season.
Ecclesiasticus 15:20 He hath commanded no man to do wickedly, neither hath he given any man licence to sin.
James 1:13-16Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.
Romans 13:14But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
The preceding scriptures show that we are not to willfully sin and feed our lusts with what they desire. We are to refrain from sin and submit ourselves to the will of the Most High through Christ.
1 Peter 4:1-4Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
Galatians 5:19-21Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
The customs affiliated with carnival/Mardis Gras are evil works of the flesh. If we continue in them, we will not inherit the kingdom of the Most High. We must repent from that sin and turn to the Lord.
I Peter 1:13-16Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Acts 17:29-30Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Luke 12:13-15 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
14And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Coveting is not a new thing in the earth but something that people have always had a problem with. It is a dangerous sin as we can see in the above referenced scripture. This man’s brother received an inheritance which he desired to have for himself. He went to Christ to see if he would talk to his brother for him. Christ then explains that our life is not about all the material things that we possess.
People become covetous when they have a wicked desire for what other people possess. In the case of this lottery winner, coveting unfortunately turned to murder. We often lust for what other people have when we should be satisfied with the blessings we have already received.
To murder someone for their possessions is a senseless and horrific sin in the eyes of the Lord. The sins of murder and covetousness are both condemned in the Lord’s Ten Commandments which most people are very familiar with.
Exodus 20:13Thou shalt not kill.
Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
Every year around the so called “holiday season” we put out a myriad of biblical teachings on the wickedness and idolatrous practices that’s associated with the celebration of Christmas. Most people will agree that the celebration of Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus’s supposed birth day, whether people still choose to celebrate it or not. In dealing with relatives and friends we also get the same reaction. But then people usually ask the question.
What about Kwanzaa?
Kwanzaa was created in the 60’s by Dr. Maulana Karenga and is celebrated from December 26 to January 1st. It is derived from African “first fruits” celebrations and has seven core principles that they focus on.
On each of the seven nights, one of the core principals is to be discussed and are meant to be reflective of African culture. Kwanzaa was created to be the first specifically African American holiday.
We have to realize that we should live every aspect of our lives according to the bible. Contrary to popular belief by some, the bible is not the “white man’s book.” The bible gives us all the days that we should celebrate and you can find a list of them here with scriptural reference.
As a people that are lost to our true identity we want to be everything that we are not. The bible tells us that the Israelites would be scattered all over the world (not Africans) and being oppressed in the last days and that we would take on other customs that our fore-parents knew nothing about.
Deuteronomy 4:25-30 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger:
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
27 And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
We are not Africans and should not take on any African or other nation’s customs. The bible gives us the days that we should celebrate and most of them, but not all, can be found in Leviticus the 23rd chapter.
Leviticus 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
To read these scriptures and still say that you’re going to celebrate Kwanzaa, you’re rejecting the Most High God and his commandments.
Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Dr. Karenga created Kwanzaa shortly after the watts riot as a way to unify the “black community.” From the time this was created till now, we do not see any unification of the “black community.” If anything, things have gotten worse-where the murder rate is preposterous amongst us. Abortion is at an all time high, the STD rate is off the charts; many single parent homes and the list could go on forever.
What we need to do is become righteous by following our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, repent from our sins and teach others to do the same. When we collectively do that as a group of people that will bring about unification.
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
One of the problems that we find with people that refuse to see that Kwanzaa is not right to celebrate in the eyes of God is that they don’t read their bibles.
We encourage you to listen to the class below on the importance of living our lives according to the bible.
Occasionally, I journey into the land of urban radio to hear the latest propaganda and destructive messages that are being broadcasted to our youth. Last night, I heard a segment that was so alarming that I had to really sit back and ponder about who and what type of people would think this was a good idea to promote such decadence over the air waves. The segment was called the “Side Piece Shout-outs” on the Durtty Boyz Show of Hot 107.9 in Atlanta, Georgia.
In case you did not know, a sidepiece is more or less modern day slang for a mistress.
urbandictionary.com’s definition of a side piece
The rules to the Side Piece Shot Out are simple:
1. Don’t say your name
2. Only give the first name and part of town of your sidepiece
The Disc Jockey’s then laugh and make jokes about the varying fornication/adulterous relationships that several people called in to openly “shot out” on the air. “Does your side piece have a man?” One DJ asked as he laughed and suggested that a young lady with the same name as the caller’s side piece called in earlier to shout out a different person.
With Aids, STDs, single family homes, and the general problems regarding violence, education and our economic situation, this is what a “urban” radio station is promoting? Is this their best programming choice? Is this meant to build or destroy the community? I believe the answer should be clear, but we must examine this in the scriptures.
I John 5:18-19We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
The scriptures explain that these types of programs are allowed to exist because the majority of this world is pleased to serve Satan. The children of the Most High find no pleasure in this type or any other form of lewdness (sexual sins).
What’s wrong with shouting out you side piece?
Proverbs 30:20Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
This society will lead you to believe that there is nothing wrong with fornication/adultery. People commit the sin of adultery and then create excuses for why it is good. A man that has a lot of women is a “real man” according to this world but according to the Lord, he is a whoremonger.
Isaiah 3:8-9For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Committing fornication and then bragging about it amongst your friends or declaring it to the city of Atlanta is evil in the sight of the Lord. Remember the city of Sodom and its inhabitants were destroyed for fornication. Do we want the same judgment? We must also bear in mind that Abraham and his family were spared because they did not partake in the acts of fornication that were occurring throughout the cities of Sodom.
Ephesians 5:5-7For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
What should we do? How should we repent?
Psalms 38:18For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
Instead of committing sin and boasting about it, we should acknowledge that we have done wrong and repent.
2 Corinthians 12:19-21 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
We were where many of you are now. We committed the same sins but through the knowledge and grace that comes through the Most High in Christ we were able to repent. Judgment is coming for all fornicators/adulterers. We pray that you hear this word and repent. If you have questions about how to change, we are here for you. Peace.
Ecclesiastes 7:5It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
The Bible explains that it is better to hear correction from a wise person rather than listen to the song of a fool. What is the song of a fool? All you have to do is turn on the radio and hear what people are listening to today. Gone are the days of tuning into your favorite radio station and hearing songs about improving the community, encouraging words and/or constructive protests against social injustice. Instead we have songs that encourage drug dealing, fornication, addiction, murder, stealing and all manner of sin in heavy rotation on every station.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Psalms 52:1-3Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness.
After reading these scriptures, you should understand that the songs of fools is music that promotes sin and wickedness. The “artists” boast about how they break the commandments of God and are rewarded because of it. The scriptures say we are “wise to do evil.” Instead of rapping/singing about something that will build our community, they make foolish songs that promote our destruction through sin. Let’s examine just a few of these “hits.”
Truffle Butter by Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj is so vile that we cannot give all the details here. Let’s suffice to say that it promotes fornication and a certain sexual act.
CoCo by O.T. Genasis is a song about cooking and selling crack for a good price (the low low).
Trap Queen by Fetty Wap is about a man that taught his girlfriend how to cook and sell crack. Now they are selling it together and making a great deal of money.
Move that Dope by Future doesn’t need an explanation. “Young nigga move that dope” is repeated numerous times in the song but one of the most telling lyrics in the song is “put a smile on the Devil’s face.”
Scene from O.T. Genasis’ CoCo Music Video
Our children are being bombarded with these negative and wicked messages on a daily basis. The tunes are catchy, the singing/rapping is seductive and through repetition even adults begin to say “young nigga move that dope.” We must carefully consider the messages that they are trying to send to our children. It is not good, righteous or acceptable to “put a smile on the Devil’s face.” It is evil and destructive! So how do we fight against the efforts of the wicked?
Ephesians 2:1-3And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
1 Corinthians 15:33Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Satan is everywhere in this world. He influences the media, music and television to promote his agenda. We must repent in Christ, learn the scriptures and teach our children about this conspiracy against them. Only then will the evil influence of this world be diminished.
Proverbs 15:31The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Ecclesiastes 7:5It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
When our children are taught according to the scriptures and armed with the knowledge of what is righteous versus wicked, they are able to withstand the forces of Satan and make the right choices. It is better for the children to learn the scriptures and live than to listen to these songs of fools, sin and die.
We pray that this article leads to repentance and edification for all that read it.
Take a look at this video from the Body of Christ Church on teaching the children.
A few different news outlets recently ran an article about R&B singer Ciara and football player Russell Wilson’s decision to abstain from sex until they are man and wife. Wilson is quoted as saying “I asked her what would you do if we took all that other stuff off the table and did it Jesus’ way, no sex,”
And of course they got criticized for their decision and Ciara stated that she’s not bothered by it and that there are so many people like them that are doing the same thing. Ciara was quoted in a New York Post article saying, “I feel very confident in the love that we have for each other, and only God knows where it’s going to go…God knows everything that’s to come in the future, and I think it’s best to let him keep taking control of things.”
People have to realize that sex is reserved for a man and woman that are married and anything else is considered fornication.
1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Bed undefiled means sexual activities that takes place between a man and a woman is ok only when they’re married and if you are partaking in any sexual activity and you are not married, you will be judged for it unless you repent.
So many people get it twisted by saying things such as “you have to try it before you buy it” or they sleep around with different people until they find the “right” one. These are all wicked and evil things to do in the eyes of God.
Jesus Christ died for our sins so that we can live holy in the eyes of God and not defile our bodies by committing fornication.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
So many people look at it as a strange thing when people decide to abstain from sex until they’re married,
when this is the will of God that Jesus Christ came and exemplified.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-4 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel [body] in sanctification and honour;
Please listen to our class below on what a marriage is according to the bible, it mainly discusses the aspects that are not considered marriage; things that people do.