Wednesday, September 30, 2009

God's Not Dead, But Tonex Is In His Sins...

This post is a special thanks to a commentor named Rogers for directing us to this interview.

I debated over whether to  add to the post "Holy Ghost Filled, Fire Baptized Gay People" or simply make a new post all together. I decided to create a new one because the more I read and see the more it is confirmed that Tonex takes apostasy to new heights. In a recent interview with Blackvoices.com Tonex decided to place more of his confused and anti-Christ views on the table in effort to followup with the fallout from the Lexi interview. One thing has never been more clear: Tonex is confused, and does not know how to find a balance between serving God and yielding to the "feelings" that he points out in the video.

Before I mention his erroneous statements and assertions from the interview, I remembered that last year  both Tonex and Ricky Dillard appeared on The Bobby Jones Show around the same time. In fact, I saw parts of a Sunday morning show that  included both. Although I'm unsure if they were there at the same recording I remember saying that it was a "GAY FEST" extraordinaire. I remember seeing both groups doing a bunch of shouting and dancing, putting on a show. I told people at a church I was ministering at that  the homosexuals were sending a message. Well, I guess I was right about that assessment. I believe that spiritual folk knew the message Tonex was trying to send long ago. Recently, he confessed that he used his music to send a message. Here's his words and his video:
"I talked about my same-sex attraction. I don't think that there was any new information here. I've addressed this issue in my music for years."
 

I believe that these are the segments that appeared on Bobby Jones show when I saw them. What I believe these charlatans need to know is that they are seen and their sins are not hidden. Here's Sister Ricky with his stage show too:


Yes, it was a gay-a-thon, that looked like church, sounded like church and obviously felt like church to many...but it was flesh and devil inspired. I make no apologies for stating that these individuals, even with a rich and deep church history, are apostates and on their way to hell for being doorways to immorality. (Don't try to cop that subject preachers, I already got it on lock)

These individuals, and many like them, believe that sexuality is simply a "preference" and that it has no moral effect and should not be a basis whereby one proves their relationship with God among mankind. Tonex affirms this in his recent interview claiming:

"What I am saying is that we need to stop focusing on people's private lives and sexual orientation and preach the truth of God's salvation. Whatever your faith may be, no one has the right to blatantly disrespect or harass another human being. Beyond that, we have no need to go into people's closets and private matters. Teach the word, and let God handle the rest."
Teaching sexual purity, righteousness and the standard of holiness sexually is "disrespect" and "harassment" to Tonex. This is an affirmation that is heard over and over from the gay community and proponents of the gay agenda. To carry this out and place proper perspective on it, the question is should all types of sexual immorality be off limits to the pulpits? From group sex to fornication to other perversions...According to this type of analysis every teaching against sexual immorality could be considered "harassment" by those who love their sins.

Tonex and those who hold his affirmation are unrepentant of their sins, and will be destroyed by and in their own lusts (James 1:15). What makes it even worse is that these type of individuals are endorsed by other spiritual apostates some of which call themselves leaders. Tonex, like many, further believe that the church should accept them as they are because they claim to be children of God. In fact like Tonex, they try to use psychology to condemn those of us who hold to biblical standards:

"His (God's) love is much greater than His judgment."
As if to say that God's love will somehow trump his justice...what he doesn't realize is  if that happens, God would preform the greatest evil by failing to judge according to his standard and allowing sin to become a pathway to God's favor. However one, thing he dopes not realize is that it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie. (Heb. 6:18) This is the twisted reasoning of Tonex, whether he can verbalize it that way or not...that's the consequence and result of his apostate belief.

In The Interview:

Church Folk & Sexual Repression

Not only does Tonex say that most gospel musicians either are or were homosexuals:

"...although it's common knowledge that some of the most anointed musicians and singer-songwriters have, or have dealt with, same-sex attraction at some point."
He then casts the stone of "sexual repression" at the church:
"So much more to my story then the sexuality part, but most church folks are sexually repressed anyway, so they naturally gravitate right toward that type of subject matter."
I don't think a person who has sex both with men and women knows what sexual repression is. What Tonex thinks is liberty is actually bondage. The inability to distinguish proper sexual desires from "feelings" as he states in his video is the utmost bondage. Further, when a person is gender confused and living in not merely a sin, but abomination, such as Tonex admits, that is the essence of repression...It's not liberation to be drawn away with feelings and emotions until you sin with your body, mind and spirit as homosexuals do to fulfill their desires. That is bondage and entrapment.

Tonex claims that church folk are so sexually repressed that the church automatically finds what he's talking about interesting, because we're sitting on the sidelines fulfilling some inner desire that is not being met. He is interesting as in a lab rat being interesting to a scientist. However, in his statement and entire interview Tonex shows not only his lack of biblical knowledge, but also his acknowledgement that  he knows he is wrong, his self exaltation in spite of that wrong and his utter disdain for the church and living right.

I'm On A Mission, Beam Me  Up Scottie!

Tonex now assumes his mission to deliver the homosexual crowd from the oppression of the church interpretation of the bible although he readily admits he doesn't know what the bible says about homosexuality...Well that's a lie  because he does know. In fact it is clear that he feels condemned, but his feelings of love for the same sex overshadow what he knows is truth. Tonex rejects what he knows and what he's told. He  turns it around and makes it a purpose for his existence. This is his new mission:
"The hypocrisy of this should have left me quite burnt out with the whole situation. So then I had to shift my focus off of religion and move toward being a pioneer. Charting new territory for an oppressed people that truly love God and have been ostracized beyond belief -- the sheep of another fold.."
Similar to the man who says that the woman "made" him hit her, Tonex feels that this situation is for him to be a homosexual and be used by God to minister to homosexuals, assuring them that they too are acceptable with God, because after all, he is acceptable with God too. Next an ongoing tactic: Let's Use the Music


"I speak of them in a song called 'This is All of Me'. I was speaking for all the "kids" around the world. Basically the kids are boys and girls that are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), a group that has a 30 percent suicide rate among gay and bisexual youth. And the young men with more "feminine gender-role characteristics" and those who recognized their same-sex orientation at an early age and acted on those sexual feelings seem to face the highest risk of self-destructive behavior"..."I will continue my recording activism, advocating fair treatment of all people, including these people, my own people, with whom I not only sympathize but empathize."
Anyone unconvinced that the devil is  using these artists to speak not only their version of the gospel, but  to also speak to their lovers and homosexual associates, must look again and think twice. These people are using their air time to affirm themselves in their sins and assocaite with one another in the face of God and at the expense of the church.

Conclusion:

To condemn the church and call it insensitive to what he feels is the gay agenda is ungodly. What Tonex fails to admit is the clear teaching of the bible against homosexuality. He overlooks the word that has condemned the sins of not only homosexuality but all perversions and unrighteousness whether homosexual formulated or not. There is no comfort in condoning sin. Sometimes we try to perceive whether actions are pleasing to God or not and those endeavors should be gladly undertaken, but to reject the word of the Lord and use the church as a marketing tool is the epitome of ungodliness and unrighteousness.


Tonex would have done better to simply repent for his sins,  ask for spiritual leadership and strong council and seek God in the most deep and sincere manner of his life. Instead he equivocates and makes excuses for his  sins and condemns others for both allowing him to continue and condemning his actions all at the same time.

What will he do? He will probably become Carlton Pearson's minister of music. Carlton will gladly receive him and indoctrinate him in his gospel of inclusion, produce and event called Gay Azusa and sell millions of tapes and CD's.

Romans 1:24-32 ~ "24-Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25-Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26-For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27-And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28-And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29-Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30-Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31-Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32-Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."

Blessed!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

We Can Do Bad All By Ourselves

I must first say that I am not a movie critic and this post is not about encouraging anyone to see a film, but I was compelled to share my thoughts to some extent on what I hope the benefit of this film will be to our community.


Probably amid much criticism, Tyler Perry's new movie, I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Trailer HERE) is one of the best productions that I have seen in quite some time geared toward the struggles of American families and the African American community in particular. This production took me across almost every emotional spectrum especially when I viewed it against the backdrop of what I know we're dealing with as a community.

To Tyler Or Not To Tyler?

First, I know the criticisms of Tyler Perry. A single rich man is quickly called a homosexual when he doesn't get married quickly enough, is seen with the "wrong" minister, and makes part of his living portraying a woman. A particular minister, even goes so far as to suggest that for the sake of "entertainment" Tyler violates God's word, by dressing in drag and immitating a woman, consequentely doing damage to morality and violating biblical principles. Secondly, cussin' that used to be centered around the misuse of the word hell is now outright and flat out profanity, which I'll be the first to say should be eliminated.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Holy Ghost Filled, Fire Baptized Gay People"

This is what happens when you play with God and demons take control



Saints, I have no words...Beside the fact that we knew it all along, but to now try to convince the church with Bobby Jones co-host, Lexi...Please tell me I am having a nightmare.

Blessed-With The Help Of Jesus 4-Real!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 4

Galations 1:8 ~ "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."

In this post will will provide a basic biblical contrast to the essential claims made by Islam. As you can tell from parts 1, 2 and 3 there is much that can be said about Islam but we will seek to narrow this apologetic to 4 points:
1- Is  The Biblical God Transcendent?
2-The Biblically Affirmed Deity Of Jesus
3- God's Plan Of Salvation & The Problem Of Sin Original Sin
4- The Final Revelation Of God To Man

Section I: Is The Biblical God Transcendent? 

In a response to Pope Benedict XVI’s lecture at the University of Regensburg on Sept. 12th 2006, leading Islamic Scholars presented a document called "A Common Word Between Us And You". Within this document there were 8 points outlined to display the unique and supposedly similar relationship between Islam and Christianity. The object of the document was to correct statements that were supposedly erroneous and misrepresentative of Islam, and to expound upon those "misunderstandings" encouraging Christians to expand their views toward Islam and Islamic teachings of the Quran, and especially many of those that were set forth within the Pope's address.

One of the retorts presented within "A Common Word" concerned God's "absolute" transcendence. Transcendence meaning that God cannot be physically intermingled or touched with his creation and most specifically with that which is flesh. This was the Islamic rebuke regarding the Pope's exposition of this concept found within the Islamic faith:
"You also say that “for Muslim teaching, God is absolutely transcendent,” a simplification which can be misleading."~"A Common Word Between Us And You"
The Muslim Clerics then go on to invoke that in order for one to truely understand transcendence as taught within Islam, one should study the teachings of al-Ghazali (d.1111CE) as his teachings are more representative of Islamic belief regarding this issue than the scholar that the Pope referenced. This is what al-Ghazali has to say about the subject:
-"He [Allah Ta`ala] is not a body with a form, or a limited, quantitative substance, not resembling bodies in quantifiability or divisibility, or in being a substance or qualified by substance, or in being an accident or qualified by accidents. He does not resemble anything that exists, nor does anything that exists resemble Him. There is nothing whatsoever like unto Him, nor is He like unto anything. He is not delimited by magnitude, contained by places, encompassed by directions, or bounded by heavens or earth." (Qawa'id, 1.3)

-"He - the Most High - is not a body composed of different substances, since the body is that which is composed of substances. When His being a substance limited by place is refuted, His being a body is also refuted, because every body is limited by place and is composed of substances. But it is impossible for the substance to be free from division, composition, motion, rest, form, and quantity, all of which are characteristics of originated phenomena. And if it were possible to believe that the Maker of the world is a body, it would also be possible to believe in the divinity of the sun and the moon as well as other heavenly bodies. If, therefore, one should dare to call Allah a body but not meaning thereby a composition of substances, he would be wrong as far as the name is concerned, but not in negating the idea of body." (Risalah, 1.5)
While it is true that the Quran teaches that Allah (God) is the sustainer of all things, (therefore he has involvement with the world and creation) the Quran also clearly teaches that God is not mingled with or does not take on the limitations of his creation or humanity under any circumstance. To say that the extension of Allah(aka: khalifa or Allah's agent on earth) is God himself or God in the flesh is Shirk (blasphemy) within Islamic teaching and is worthy of the penalty of death. Angels, though representatives of Allah, are NOT to be considered equal to or with Allah under any circumstance. Specifically, StateMaster Online Encyclopedia says this of the Islamic concept of Transcendence:

"For a Muslim, divine transcendence must be protected, and all talk of incarnation or even attempts at figurative artistic representation of the divine, or even of holy persons, are regarded as culpable detractions from God's absolute unicity, supremacy and transcendence. A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam."
Therefore one of the first and most notable differences regarding the God of the Bible and Allah of the Quran comes in the manner of how God has revealed, communicated and interracted with humanity, especially as it pertains to the process of salvation. This information directly effects the message that God gave to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel, as it points to and reveals the actual source of the message. The message of the Quran is not authenticated by the scriptures that even the Quran holds in high esteem calling it "The Book" and the "Holy Injil" (the Old Testament)

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 3

Honor Killings: Radical Islam Or Just Islam?

"If I had stayed in Ohio, I wouldn't be alive,"..."In 150 generations in family, no one has known Jesus. I am the first — imagine the honor in killing me."..."There is great honor in that, because if they love Allah more than me, they have to do it. It's in the Koran,(Quran)"..."They love God more than me, they have to do this," ..."I'm fighting for my life. You guys don't understand. … I want to worship Jesus freely, that's what I want. I don't want to die." ~ Fathima Rifqa Bary

The Price Of Choosing Jesus Over In Islam

This young Christian came to Jesus November 8th 2005. In July of 2009 she realized that she had to flee for her life and cut her ties with her family which maintained associations with Islam. For 4 years she hid and minimized her transformation experiences until her father found Rick Warren's book "A Purpose Driven Life" and her mother later found a second book. After these conversations in which she disclosed her love for Jesus she was threatened in the following manner:
17-"My father had a serious talk with me about the importance of retaining the Islamic blood line in my family but I did not tell him about my conversion;" 18-"In June of 2009 my father confronted me with several questions about whether I had become a Christian, whether I was baptized, ifl was going to a church. Out of fear I remained silent;" 19- "Then my father told me that he received numerous e-mails and phone calls from the leaders of the Noor Center community who informed him that he needed to deal with this matter immediately;" 20- "In a fit of anger that I had never seen before in my life, he picked up my lap top, waived it over my head as if to strike me with it and said "If you have this Jesus in your heart, you are dead to me! You are no longer my daughter." I continued to remain silent and then he said to me even more angry than before, "I will kill you! Tell me the truth!" 21- "On July 17, 2009, my mother confronted me about another Christian book she discovered that I had hid in my bedroom. She had just spoken with my father was on the phone who was out of town. She was very upset, in tears, and almost grieving and told me I was going to have to be sent back to Sri Lanka to be dealt with;" [(pg. 35 sworn deposition "INVESTIGATION AND INTELLEGENCE MEMORADUM IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR DEPENDENCY" IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA sworn and Filed 8/30/2009.]

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

COGIC Victims Advocacy, Essential, Necessary & Urgent Pt. 1

"The largest company, Church Mutual, reported an average of about 100 sex abuse cases a year involving minors over the past decade. GuideOne, which has about half the clients of Church Mutual, said it has received an average of 160 reports of sex abuse against minors every year for the past two decades. Brotherhood Mutual said it has received an average of 73 reports of child sex abuse and other sexual misconduct every year for the past 15 years. However, Brotherhood does not specify which victims are younger than 18 so it is impossible to accurately add that to the total cases"~The Houston Chronicle 6/14/2007

The Church Of God In Christ has been one of the greatest Pentecostal Holiness churches in America and has given rise to great tradition, dynamic ministry and the opportunity to serve the community at a grass roots level physically, materially and spiritually through prayer and righteous living.

With that said, for almost 5 decades this "Grand Ole Church" has not been without its challenges in dealing with clergy sexual abuse, improprieties, and clergy sexual sins and inconsistencies. In recent times, as documented by GCMWatch.com, clergy sexual abuse has reared its ugly head within the Church Of God In Christ causing much fallout and damage not only to the financial assets of the church, (at minimum lawsuits totaling 110 million dollars in lawsuits have been filed against the church for clergy sexual abuse) but to the most important resource of the church, the human resource of the believer.
Souls have been damaged and cases have been highlighted in almost every region of the country. Although, COGIC has not been the only organization or church that has suffered from this terrible sin, the situations have been especially disappointing to the African-American community which, until modern times, has held COGIC churches within the community in high esteem.

These problems have not gone overlooked by the Presidium of the Church Of God In Christ (aka The General Board Of Bishops) prompting the following statement from the Presiding Bishop of our church:

"We now live in a litigious society. People file lawsuits for every conceivable grievance, whether real or imagined. To protect the name, image, and assets of the Church of God in Christ, we must take positive steps to seriously investigate every case of alleged sexual abuse by the clergy. We must stand behind and support those who are falsely accused of sexual improprieties and found innocent by the courts. We must also insure that the Church act quickly to take firm and positive action against those who violate the sanctity of their positions and are found guilty of sexual abuse and other sexual improprieties." ~ ‘Person To Person 2007’ The Most Rt. Rev. Bishop Charles E. Blake Presiding Bishop Church Of God In Christ Inc. Memphis, TN.
Though highly critiqued, (and rightfully so) this statement does encourages a higher standard in dealing with cases of clergy sexual abuse. It is that slither of an opportunity that I have addressed and care to address within this post.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 2

Islamic Heretics & False Christs
Elijah (Pool) Muhammad who many yet claim was responsible for the dissapearance of Master Fard and the assassination of Malcom X after Malcom X visited Mecca and expanded his teachings and views of Islam to match more traditional views found within the Quran in 1964. Believe me there is a complete apologetic against such notions and I am uninterested in teh details and besides that isn't the focus of this article or this blog. (At least not yet)

There is a great history of charismatic leaders within the Nation of Islam. The successor of Master Fard Muhammad was
In this article, we won't go into a chronological history of events within this movement, however we will make an attempt to understand it's appeal to many witin the African American culture and community. As noted in Hip-Hop, Idolatry & The Church Pt. 1, Islamic teachings and belief systems have had a specific effect and influence on many black artists and entertainers. With the conversion of popular social figures to Islam, such as former NAACP President Dr. Benjamin Chavis, and other popular black icons, as we will see later in this post, the NOI's influence cannot be understated, simply written off or devalued.
A Cult Is What A Cult Does

The NOI is a highly organized group. The followers are disciplined and believe in many positive and ethically right social and political moralities. On most days within many black communities, all one needs to do is drive down the street within the black community to engage a NOI Muslim distributing incence and their magazine "The Final Call". It doesn't matter how hot or how cold it is. Similar to the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons, these gentlemen and sometimes women, will work all day to spread their version of truth which is usually no more than the teachings and doctrine of one of the NOI's Ministers or former leaders. One thing is certain, IF you can allow the Lord to use you to penetrate the shell of a NOI follower and he/she is convicted of their sins and repents, you will most likely have and inpeccable Christian believer and faithful servan of the Lord. So it is well worth the effort to know the truth and reach out to this lost group.

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