Thursday, January 10, 2013

Will more black churches be like Pastor Giglio who withdrew benediction for inauguration?

Honestly, we wish there were more bold pastors within the black church like Pastor Louie Giglio who never denied he preached an anti-gay sermon back in the 1990's.  Hopefully, he is still preaching the same way to please God and not man.  However, there were some people whom complained about his previous sermon and thought he should not have been chosen to give the benediction for President Barack Obama's inauguration, so he did what God expected him to do and withdrew his from the ceremony.

If one is really a man or a woman chosen by God to preach His Word, he or she would withdraw position, in conflict and not in agreement with God's commandments.  We do not hear of many pastors and other sorts of ministers within the black church refusing to condone homosexuality for a certain position to honor the president, instead many are being silent while rebuking true saints of God whom do not support the president's stance for gays.  You see, although Pastor Giglio allegedly says he will continue to pray for the president and considers him a friend, he has not placed him above Jesus Christ.   Therefore, this is how all pastors, bishops, evangelists and even gospel artists should respect God and His Kingdom and not operate their ministries as though they puppets.

In the meantime, we will pray for this great man of God and hopefully many leaders of the black church will be strong like him.

Biblical Scriptures against Homosexuality 
  •  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." 
  • Leviticus 18:22 - "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." 
  • Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." 
  • Romans 1:26-27 - "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."

Giglio bows out of inauguration over sermon on gays

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Editor

(CNN)–In the face of withering criticism over a sermon he apparently delivered on homosexuality in the 1990s, the Rev. Louie Giglio has withdrawn from giving the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Giglio informed inauguration officials Thursday morning of his decision to withdraw from the ceremony, an...Read full article, here.

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