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“Baptist pastor applauds Orlando shooting” – REBUKE!

15 Jun

By Terry Loving

“And why behold you the mote that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3

“That which charity teaches us to call but a splinter in our brother’s eye, true repentance and godly sorrow will teach us to call a beam in our own. It is as strange that a man can be in a sinful, miserable condition, and not be aware of it, as that a man should have a beam in his eye, and not consider it; but the god of this world blinds their minds. Here is a good rule for reprovers; first reform thyself.” Matthew Henry Commentary

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PULSE

“Hey, are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? No … I think that’s great. I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida’s a little safer tonight,” Jimenez told the congregation hours later.”

Pastor Roger Jimenez you are insensitive to the hurt and suffering of humanity – so unlike our Lord Jesus Christ. It is because of so called ministers of God that many people turn away from the Savior and denounce organized religion as a whole. In turn, the darkness of countless Christian hearts further push away those who are in need of salvation.  Could you not think of a better way to grab your 15-minutes of fame? Shame on you!

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Please explain how the death of the 49 people killed will “help society?” The 50th person, well he will never cause another human being pain ever again. So as far as the shooter goes, that is a plus. OK, so “50 pedophiles” as you refer to them were killed, how does our society benefit? What ills that plague our society will be diminished as a result of their dying?

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“I think Orlando, Florida’s a little safer tonight,” Jimenez told the congregation hours later.”

What crimes that has gripped our nation will be lessened – domestic violence, drug dealing, gang murders, rape, bullying? The list is long but I am sure you get my meaning. And please explain how “Orlando, Florida’s a little safer?”  What societal ills will Orlando Florida shed now that “50 pedophiles” are dead? What will this massacre protect Orlando Florida from?

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I am a follower of Christ. I stand with the Bible on the teachings of Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible to be the Word of Jehovah God. Believers are commanded to love one another and show compassion to fellow human beings – even if we do not agree with their views, lifestyles, or the choices they make in their personal lives. If we truly stand with the Word, then we must include love and empathy for others.

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The Bible does not teach us to embrace sin, but to flee from sin – all manner of sin. If you are going to publically praise the death of “50 pedophiles”, why not include 50 domestic abusers, 50 murderers, 50 gamblers, 50 drunkards, 50 thieves, 50 revilers, 50 extortioners, 50 fornicators, 50 idolaters, and 50 adulterers?  Galatians 5:19-21:

19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21Envyings, 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.”

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King James Bible
“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,”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11. Know ye not — With all your boasted knowledge; that the unrighteous — That is, not only the unjust, but those destitute of true righteousness and holiness, comprehending the various classes of sinners afterward mentioned, the term unrighteous here including them all: shall not inherit the kingdom of God — Namely, the kingdom of eternal glory. And can you contentedly sacrifice this great and glorious hope which the gospel gives you, for the sake of those pleasures of sin which are but for a short season? Be not deceivedBy a vain imagination that the Christian name and privileges will save you, while you continue in the practice of your vices. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, &c. — Idolatry is here placed between fornication and adultery, because these things generally accompanied it.”

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I have a homosexual cousin, and I have had homosexual friends and co-workers. Although I do not embrace their lifestyle, I loved them for who they are and were – a few have died. I have shared the Word with them, and left the end results up to them and their Maker. We agreed to disagree in most cases. Of those who died, I was saddened, and the world has become a more evil place since their deaths – long ago. Our society benefited not. The love of many continues to grow cold.

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Where the souls of the deceased go after death is none of our business. Our duty is to the living and to comfort the bereaved. Did you ever stop to think how cruel your words sound to the loved ones left behind – mothers, fathers – family and friends? What are you doing to ease their pain? Where is your compassion towards that mother who will never hug her child again in this life? Our Lord possessed compassion like no other – where is yours? Why is your heart so hard?

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King James Bible
“And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.”

“…and was moved with compassion toward them: partly on account of their bodily infirmities, which were very many and great; and partly on account of the bad situation they were in, through want of spiritual pastors to feed them with the bread of life; for Mark gives this as the reason, moving his compassion, “because they were as sheep, not having a shepherd”: all which shows the truth of Christ’s human nature; proves him to be a merciful high priest, and one truly concerned for both the bodies and souls of men:”  http://biblehub.com/commentaries/matthew/14-14.htm

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This is no time for holier than thou attitudes – especially from so called Christian leaders – or the church as a whole. It is quite possible that some loved ones left behind were praying for a different outcome of life choices for their deceased loved ones. Therefore, your insensitive comments may cause further hurt and distance from the Savior.

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“It is unnatural for a man to be attracted to another man,” Jimenez said in his preachings.”

There are many things in this world considered “unnatural.” Isn’t it unnatural for a “man of God” to beat his wife? What is natural about a mother drowning her own children? Is it natural for a father to rape his own daughter? Many “unnatural” ugly things happen in our world from the beginning of time, and on a daily basis. But God had a plan:

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” http://biblehub.com/kjv/john/3.htm

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43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

love thy neighbor

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“The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die,” he added.”

American King James Version
“But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nothing your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”

King James Bible
“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.”

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“If we lived in a righteous government, they should round them all up and put them up against a firing wall, and blow their brains out,” Jimenez said in the sermon.”

King James Bible
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”

American King James Version
“For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if you commit no adultery, yet if you kill, you are become a transgressor of the law.”

King James Bible
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

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Matthew Henry Commentary
“8:41-47 Satan prompts men to excesses by which they murder themselves and others, while what he puts into the mind tends to ruin men’s souls. He is the great promoter of falsehood of every kind. He is a liar, all his temptations are carried on by his calling evil good, and good evil, and promising freedom in sin. He is the author of all lies; whom liars resemble and obey, with whom all liars shall have their portion for ever. The special lusts of the devil are spiritual wickedness, the lusts of the mind, and corrupt reasonings, pride and envy, wrath and malice, enmity to good, and enticing others to evil. By the truth, here understand the revealed will of God as to the salvation of men by Jesus Christ, the truth Christ was now preaching, and which the Jews opposed.”

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If the church as a whole truly lived by the Word of God, judging others would be confined to the body of Christ only.

King James Bible
“For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?”

Benson Commentary

1 Corinthians 5:12-13. “For, &c. — I speak of Christians only: for what have I to do to judge them that are without — Namely, heathen: do not ye judge them that are within? — Ye, as well as I, judge those of your own community: them that are without, God judgeth — The passing sentence on these God hath reserved to himself, and they shall not go unpunished, though they fall not under your censure. Therefore — In consideration of this, both in one view and the other, let it be your immediate care, as you regard the peace of the church, and the safety of your own souls; to put away from among yourselves — Speedily, and with all due solemnity; that wicked person — Whom I have mentioned, and any others, whose characters may, like his, be scandalous and infections.”  http://biblehub.com/commentaries/1_corinthians/5-12.htm

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Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

“For what have I to do … – I have no authority over them; and can exercise no jurisdiction over them. All my rules, therefore, must have reference only to those who are within the church.”

“To judge – To pass sentence upon; to condemn; or to punish. As a Christian apostle I have no jurisdiction over them.”

“Them also that are without – Without the pale of the Christian church; pagans; people of the world; those who did not profess to be Christians.”

“Do not ye judge … – Is not your jurisdiction as Christians confined to those who are within the church, and professed members of it? ought you not to exercise discipline there, and inflict punishment on its unworthy members? Do you not in fact thus exercise discipline, and separate from your society unworthy persons – and ought it not to be done in this instance, and in reference to the offender in your church?”

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If the people of God would truly follow the Word, the church would reflect a whole new image, as it was meant to be – a healing place. Hurting people are searching for something, someone – anything that will ease the pain in their lives. Unfortunately, Satan offers an easy way out, suicide, drugs, alcohol, and self-destruction. Christians have either lost the purpose of Christianity, or never truly understood the message of Christ at all. We are no better than those who are of the world:

King James Bible
“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.”

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Christians are sinners saved by Grace.

King James Bible
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

Pastor Roger Jimenez, you are preaching and teaching the hate of the “Pharisees and scribes” who “murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them” 2

“Murmured – They affected to suppose that if Jesus treated sinners kindly he must be fond of their society, and be a man of similar character. “They” considered it disgraceful to be with them or to eat with them, and they, therefore, brought a charge against him for it. They “would” not suppose that he admitted them to his society for the purpose of doing them good; nor did they remember that the very object of his coming was to call the wicked from their ways and to save them from death.”

“Receiveth sinners – Receives them in a tender manner; treats them with kindness; does not drive them from his presence.”

“And eateth with them – Contrary to the received maxims of the scribes. By eating with them he showed that he did not despise or overlook them.”  Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

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Your words reflect that your heart is lacking the Spirit of love:

“…But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”

25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

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The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

Matthew Henry Commentary
“13:24-30, 36-43 This parable represents the present and future state of the gospel church; Christ’s care of it, the devil’s enmity against it, the mixture there is in it of good and bad in this world, and the separation between them in the other world. So prone is fallen man to sin, that if the enemy sow the tares, he may go his way, they will spring up, and do hurt; whereas, when good seed is sown, it must be tended, watered, and fenced. The servants complained to their master; Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? No doubt he did; whatever is amiss in the church, we are sure it is not from Christ. Though gross transgressors, and such as openly oppose the gospel, ought to be separated from the society of the faithful, yet no human skill can make an exact separation. Those who oppose must not be cut off, but instructed, and that with meekness. And though good and bad are together in this world, yet at the great day they shall be parted; then the righteous and the wicked shall be plainly known; here sometimes it is hard to distinguish between them. Let us, knowing the terrors of the Lord, not do iniquity. At death, believers shall shine forth to themselves; at the great day they shall shine forth before all the world. They shall shine by reflection, with light borrowed from the Fountain of light. Their sanctification will be made perfect, and their justification published. May we be found of that happy number.”

closed minds

 

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The days are evil, and the church should be about the Lord’s business – not dimming the bright Light of eternal salvation. We shall give an account for our misdeeds and turning the lost away from Jesus who Saves.

Pastor Roger Jimenez –

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

King James Bible
…”For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

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Jesus wept.

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Pastor Stands By Anti-Gay Sermon As Christian Community Condemns Him

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Pastor who praised Orlando shooting: ‘In America, you’re no longer allowed to have an opinion’

“The point that I was making is the Bible teaches us that these people deserve to die,” he said of homosexuals.

“I was just calling for normal people to stand up and say, ‘You know what, enough is enough. We’re sick and tired of it. We think it’s disgusting, and we’re not going to mourn it. It’s not a tragedy because they deserved to die.’”

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