Recently, a video that was taken of Pastor and gospel recording artist Kim Burrell during her service; was posted on social media and quickly shook up the homosexual activists community, who then shook up their zealots and fans.
What caused all the commotion was not that she preached a sermon, but that in her sermon, she dared to address the unrepentant, bold and arrogant spirit of homosexuality that had taken root in her church.
She dared to cry loud and spare not against sin and included direct reference to a deprived type of sin that has for many years now been gaining a stronghold over our music, entertainment, education, politics, judiciary, government and media, and has even dared to boldly take up residence in our churches.
Keep in mind, I am not talking about the homosexuals who are struggling with their sin and seeking deliverance, I am talking about the homosexuals who feel that homosexuality is something that should and in fact must be celebrated by all or else, you know the type.
Like any good pastor, when she no doubt saw in her church the unrepentant type of homosexuality that flaunts itself as if it is God’s gift to the world, and everyone must take notice and accept it as wonderful, she was stirred in her spirit to address it with the authority that God gave her. But it seems that there are some who feel that she was saying it in the wrong manner, as if speaking strong and rough is not in the Bible. Perhaps they have forgotten about Acts 7:51-58 where Stephen was stoned for speaking “mean” and “unkindly” to the rebellious Jews about their sins. Or 2 Timothy 4:2 where the mean-spirited Paul had the nerve to instruct Timothy to “reprove” and “rebuke” with all longsuffering and doctrine. Didn’t they know that every message from God had to be spoken with “kindness” and “kisses” so as not to give the impression that God was angry with them or hated them? What were they thinking? Rebuking, scolding and punishing clearly must mean you do not have love for them, right? (2 Corinthians 2:1-6). It is sad, that some seem to think that love has no use for toughness or strong rebuke. I just can't see that doctrine in the Bible. But I do see how that philosophy has aided the enemy by making some churches so passive that "sin" is right at home and practicing sinners have no reason to repent. So she preached as she was moved to.
For an ordinary pastor of no fame, this would have been no big deal, just another church service. But because of her celebrity status, which tends to draw the rebellious type of homosexuals like moths to fire, her bold proclamation was all the more dangerous in the minds of the homosexual activists and their supporters.
You see, they understand better than blind, bleeding heart professing Christians, that
Since their homosexual sin of perversion cannot be spiritually, physically or logically justified or sanitized to be something good, wholesome and right, they must do whatever they can to prevent even the freedom to say it is wrong, so that they can create the illusion of normalcy by force in society.
Indeed, taking a page out of their Nazi roots, to make it a crime to speak against them, they have created in our day and time an almost paranoia among those in the entertainment industry, media, government and education, about saying anything negative about that most perverse practice of homosexuality.
And they have dominated the news outlets with their operatives who are instructed to make sure that every person who dares to boldly speak out is punished economically, legally or publically scolded to shamed, and that that punishment is mass publicized so that others will fear and keep silent. It seems to be working, and I blame the church for not taking a sufficient and consistent stand against such tyranny.
Even people who claim to be Christians are blindly rushing to defend the spiritually and naturally un-defendable, while accusing - by their comments, all who disagree with them of being spreaders of hate, intolerance and disunity.
Yet these same professing Christian are never heard crying out against the constant and massive depravity and vulgarity being publically displayed by many of those twisted homosexuals who create depraved acts in movies, target children in schools to turn them homosexual at an early age, disrespect religious rights, fabricate lies to demonize Christians, push fake research to propagate lies about the cause of homosexuality to gain political and public acceptance and sympathy, and much more.
Not a word from most if not all of those “we must love everybody” Christians. As if “love” requires us to bow to sin and sing it’s praise.
Yolanda Adams, who many years ago in an interview with me back stage at a park concert, assured me that we did not have to ever worry about her compromising; in addition to publically stating that she had family and friends who were homosexuals, (as if none of us do as well), and repeating homosexual rhetoric, like “the preacher’s Hateful Words are never profitable to the Cause of Christ in the World”, had the nerve to also object to Pastor Burrell’s in context and very relevant comments about Eddie Long, who to my knowledge has not confessed to doing any wrong.
On Adam’s Twitter she wrote: “As a Person who has Gay Relatives and Friends, I had to put these words in the Atmosphere to combat the unwarranted and unproven attack on my friend Bishop Long….” She ends the post with these words:
“Jesus said They will know you by your Love” LOVE YALL”
My question to Sister Adam’s and others like her is, is that all Jesus Said? Does those words spoken by our God and Savior, cancel out all the other things He said about sin and our obligation to stand against it and speak out against it? Is that your understanding of Jesus’s use of “Love”? Why is it that professing Christians like you always seem to only remember the “Love” scriptures at times like this, and never seem to remember that love includes speaking the truth that people do not want to hear?
Do you remember this Jesus? (Matthew 21:12). Was 1 Corinthians 5:1-7,11 unwarranted?
Is 1 John 1:6 mean? Is Ephesians 5:11 hateful? Is Romans 1:18-32 mean? Have you ever read
2 Timothy 4:16? Is it “love” to side with those who reject or violate God’s word against those who are striving to live for God?
Since sister Yolanda has chosen to publically rebuke Pastor Burrell, she has opened herself up to scrutiny on this matter. So I would like to ask sister Yolanda Adams, if brother Eddie Long is such a dear friend, what did she do to help him before his sin became public? Did she know about her friend’s sexual issues and the young boys he was abusing? Did she try to stop him from abusing young boys? Did she advise him to do as the Bible says and confess his sins, make his apology public and acknowledge his wrong? Is that not a part of the healing and forgiveness process? Why is it that such people feel that they can selectivly pick and chose which Bible verses they will focus on when their "friends" sin and whitewash the offense? Do they really think that they can ignore God's word remain faultless before God?
As for Pharrell Williams, this statement by him is sufficient to realize he has little clue of who Jesus is or what a relationship with Jesus Christ is:
“In an interview for the magazine GQ Style (Autumn/Winter 2013), Williams described his religious views: "On paper I'm a Christian, but really I'm a Universalist."
So when he says “I condemn hate speech of any kind” I need to know how he defines “hate speech”. Is Romans 1:18-32 hate speech? What did Pastor Burrell say that was Hate?
On the Ellen show (which I never watch) I just saw a clip online he said:
“There’s no space. There’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017,”
What was “prejudice” about what Pastor Burrell said? You see; we never make these people explain the rational of their comments in light of biblical truth or even logic.
What we have going on here is not a campaign for love and unity on their part, against hate on our part. What it actually is, is a campaign against God’s truth, in favor of their fabricated, humanistic new truth that is not compatible with God’s will or word.
Professing Christians generally refuse to admit this. Some like Pharrell admit that they have their own brand of what they call Christian, but when he can suggest that someone can replace “God” with “universe” and it’s okay, he makes it clear that he is other than Biblical Christian.
Why the Christians in the church and far to many leaders, find it difficult to say when someone clearly is not Christian, in spite of their profession to be such, when the Bible tells us that all who claim to be Christian are not, is beyond me. (2 Cor. 11:26, Gal. 2:4, Matt. 7:21-23, Rev. 2:9).
Christians, who allow themselves to be played by the homosexual activists who are at the center of these twisted ideas and protests, will have to give account to God for their unfaithfulness to His word in favor of a payday, success in entertainment or to just feel like a good person because homosexuals are not offended by them.
When things like this happen, I always look for comments by certain Christian leaders who don’t teach or preach anything that really reveals where they are biblically, so that I can have a good idea where they are really coming from. Since most of them won’t talk about homosexuality or stand up against their agenda, but prefer to play it safe, it is difficult to know where they stand until they are forced to take a side. Some are crafty enough to keep quite on the matter. But that too speaks volumes.
Neutrality is not an option in true Christianity; Jesus said you are either with Him or against Him. (Matt. 12:30)
I congratulate pastor Kim Burrell for her boldness and faithfulness, and I pray that she gets sufficient support from decent people to counter the attempts of homosexual activists who seek to make her an example but trying to destroy her career.