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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Whatsoever is Pure?!

The lack of discernment in the church today is appalling...

II Timothy 4:3
"For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear."
I have just been visiting my husband's blog and wanted to write my own comments concerning the excerpt in his latest post by John Lee Grady in response to Bishop Thomas Week's "Teach me to Love You" Series. (visit www.emissaryx.blogspot.com for the complete article)
In part, he states:
"A case in point: Bishop Thomas Wesley Weeks III, who is now facing charges of assaulting his wife, recently stood in his pulpit in Atlanta during a marriage conference and proceeded to teach married couples how to use profanity during intimacy. Yes, the man who allegedly kicked and punched Juanita Bynum in a hotel parking lot last month told attendees at a “Teach Me How to Love You” event that they should get over their hang-ups about cussing. The bedroom, he said, is the place to get down and dirty.“Don’t bring your salvation into the bedroom,” he said in a sermon segment that has been posted on YouTube. “All those special words that you can’t say no more because you’re saved … save that for the bedroom!”
Ahhhh! That is so frustrating to hear, isn't it? The idea that God has basically "set us up" for failure. He made intimacy in marriage to give us a deeper understanding of the relationship between Christ and the Church...and now we must reinterpret?? Love must be "dirty" to be enjoyed? So in essence- we must sin against our Creator to enjoy the spouse he has given us!? Wrong. Dead wrong. Intimacy within marriage isn't evil and God never intended it to be.
"Leave our salvation at the door?" Please, tell me where that lines up with the Word? With that logic, we must ask the Holy Spirit to please step aside so that we may sin without conviction? Sorry, but if we truly have the Spirit of Christ within us, we will not want Him to leave! He is not a coat that we can take off and put on at whim!
How this must grieve a Holy and Righteous God...
A.

1 comment:

Leah in Iowa said...

I don't know anything about this Bishop guy, but it would appear he does NOT have his act together! And people actually listen to him and follow his teaching/advice? Scary.