When Fox TV added “The Preachers” to their talk show line up, the station executives could not have known that the “faith” based program would be such a source of controversy. According to the station webpage “The Preachers” is an all-new take on the popular panel talk show that features four dynamic and outspoken preachers known for their electrifying and unique takes on pop culture, news events and spirituality.” The four so-called Pastors featured on this program include Pastor Jamal Bryant, John Gray, E. Dewey Smith Jr. and Orrick Quick. In a recent episode featuring actor/comedian “Monique”, these four men showed just how greatly removed they are from the true word of God. Monique appeared on the program alongside her husband of 10yrs Sidney Hicks to discuss her so-called “Open Marriage” with the preachers. Just for the sake of clarity, an open marriage is defined as a marriage in which the partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded as infidelity.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
According to the above scripture, there is no sin in the sexual union of a man with his wife, but it is a grievous and deadly sin when a husband or wife give themselves over to the sin of fornication in the form of adultery and whoremongering which is the sole purpose of an “Open Marriage”.
Considering the fact that such a despicable sin was being aired in the presence of these four so-called men of God, one might assume that Monique and her husband were reproved and corrected by the Words of the Holy Bible and commanded to repent in the name of Jesus Christ. On the contrary they were praised for their honesty and commitment to each other while the Pastors made lighthearted banter about wanting to be in an “Open Marriage” as well.
Proverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
Considering the fact that adultery was and is a sin worthy of death in the eyes of the Heavenly Father, it is far from a laughing matter. But the scriptures are accurate in the observation that “Fools make a mock (to make light of or laugh) at sin”.
Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 3:9 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.
It is difficult to imagine that in the not too distant past society conditioned us to be ashamed, or at the very least discrete about sexual infidelity. But in this current Satanic age, Biblical values are abandoned as immorality is elevated and celebrated on network television. This is why the above scriptures note that we are no longer ashamed of our sexual abominations but declare them openly in the same manner as the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. 17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Watching the video of this broadcast is enough to make any servant of the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ cringe in disbelief as the audience and Pastors applaud and advocate this vile travesty of a marriage. But this only confirms the words of the Prophet Jeremiah as he condemns the false prophets for strengthening evildoers and declaring peace and blessings to those who hate the Lord and his commandments.
It is our prayer that those who are currently engaging in the lascivious practices of adultery and fornication will take heed to the words of the Holy Bible and repent in the name of Jesus Christ to obtain mercy in the time to come.
LISTEN TO THE BROTHERS FROM THEBOCC EXPOUND ON THE SUBJECT OF “OPEN MARRIAGE” ON BLOG TALK RADIO: