Thursday, July 15, 2010

When "Progress" Takes You To Hell

Lev. 18:22 ~ Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination

Lev. 20:13 ~ If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them

I Cor. 6:9 ~ 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,

Romans 1:22-28 ~ 22- Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23- And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 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;

Jude 7-8: 7- Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8- Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

Claiming The Anointing While Gay

The Vision Church in Atlanta, led by GAY apostle OC Allen put the HOT in the South...HOT because according to them (him) progress not only describes what some think a church using modern techniques and ministry within the community preaching and teaching the word of God are doing, but  progress describes the act of affirming gay, lesbian and transgender individuals and creating  and gay inclusive church with a Chief apostle who is also Gay himself right along with what is called a "First Gentleman" by his side. 

In a movement that can only be described as one awaiting the judgement of God, the church has now led to a completely new gay affirming organization called the United Progressive Pentecostal Church, which claims to restore the mode of biblical operation to the community and church by including all people races and gender orientations as a part of the body of the church and ultimately the Body Of Christ. In fact this is what their site says about their so called progress:

"In 2003, after over 20 years of preaching and urban ministry, he (apostle Allen III) sensed the call of God to create a place of refuge and empowerment for all people irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class or background. This place would be called, The Vision Church. In the fall of 2004, Overseer OC Allen began to develop and train leaders to birth a refuge for ALL people. Since its inception, many are calling The Vision Church “one of the South’s fastest growing inclusive Churches” or “Atlanta’s new progressive Pentecostal movement”. The Vision Church of Atlanta has become a multiracial, welcoming and affirming, nondenominational Church, experiencing explosive growth since its inception"
In what has to be one of the most scripture violating associations that I've ever seen to be perpetrated and paraded in front of the people of God, as stated earlier I was further confounded to find that the pastor also has a wife. Yes a wife. Only not an ordinary wife. He is called the First Gentleman of the church (Rashad Burgess).  

Now get this...every Sunday men and women are led in worship by at least two mean who are openly gay, unmarried, according to not only the law of God but the law of man (As GA. does not legally marry gays...yet), and probably countless other women who are also gender confused lesbians, loving other women...What's more, all these gay, illegally united, scripturally condemned folk, are directing some straight individuals and children in worship and scriptural teaching and telling them that the anointing is residing upon them and is a confirmation that what they are doing is sent of God and acceptable to him. 

I REJECT this movement and all that it stands for...in Jesus name! Not only is this ministry gender confused, but they are scripture and natural law breakers and their "progress" will obviously only lead them and them that follow directly to HELL!
Psalms 24:3-5 ~ "3-Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4-He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5-He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation."

The Sovereign Will

Obviously even gay folk can pimp congregations. In this organization, the chief apostate has the ability to change what he wants to change within this church at any time. Here is the statement that affirms such directly from their web site listed below:
"While the leaders and founding members of UPPC are adamant about connecting the Body of Christ in progressively minded fellowship, without the rigors and mandates of a reformation, there remain some uniting principles that guard our fellowship from heresy and hypocrisy.  These tenants from our Basis of Union, and are non-negotiable throughout our Covenant Connections. Should our Basis of Union come into question for amendment, it can only be changed as a result of an Apostolic Conclave or by the sovereign will of the Founder and Chief Apostle, Oliver Clyde Allen III."
Did you read the words heresy and hypocrisy??? You mean to tell me that they don't believe that encouraging same gender unity is a heresy? They don't believe that tucking a bible under their arm after being in an illegal and illicit and biblically condemned relationship is hypocrisy?  

The 5th Pillar Of The Faith

When I was researching this church, before I had studied the cast of characters, I was saying, OK what's wrong with this church...I don't see anything in particularly wrong...at least until I got to their "Pillars Of Faith". According to the UPPC's website there are some standards that must be upheld by all member churches. In other words there must be some affirmations that all member churches must undertake to be a part of this rejected and condemned confederacy. Once such standard is the standard of inclusion. inclusion means that you must count all types and lifestyles of persons as acceptable or hold them as scripturally blessed or acceptable to God. A thorough detail of this is contained within the 5th Pillar of their faith:
5. The Fifth Pillar: God’s Inclusive Love through Jesus Christ is for every believer despite race, gender, socio-economic status, or orientation . We believe that to be fully Christian, we must welcome and embrace each and every one of God’s Children at the Table of the Lord. Men, women, and children (gay, straight, bisexuals, transgender, etc.) have full acceptance into the fellowship of the UPPC inasmuch as they are willing to conform and comply with the character of God;s holiness, as is common with Pentecostal believers everywhere. All churches of the UPPC Fellowship must be welcoming, open and inclusive. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
How does a gay, bisexual or transgender conform or comply in any way with God's holiness?

Romans 12:1-2 ~ "1-I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2-And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

I reject the notion that progress has anything to do with gay inclusion. This is the absolute epitome of regression  and a reversion into sin and shame and ultimately HELL itself.

Conclusion:

My intent wasn't to place this man or this church on blast. He/she is doing that for themselves by violating scripture and claiming that it's OK. I actually wanted to open a dialogue and get some questions answered before posting this, but I suppose the principal didn't have the time to let me know anything further than what I read. As a pastor of a holiness and pentecostal church, I cannot sit silently while both are hijacked by the ungodly and the sinner. These who love being gay and twist the biblical message to make an allowance and excuse for their sins are "the ungodly" who will be rejected in judgement, not because they didn't love and genuinely care for one another, but because they loved their sin and replaced God with their idolatry and were without reproof of their evil ways.

This is the problem...a violation of the first commandment of God which is to love him more than anything and anyone else. Same gender love is idolatry, lust and perversion at heart and should be thoroughly rejected by a true church submitting and humbling themselves to the will of God.

Now to prove that this isn't something that I just flew off the handle with, here is a copy of my email to the apostle asking him for clarification on many of these issues:

Please clarify doctrinal statement
Sent: May 31 2010 : 10:33 PM

Bishop Allen,
I am the author of the Dunamis Word blog at www.bethelburnett.blogspot.com I was recently referred to your site because of of the connection that your fellowship has with the homosexual agenda. It is not uncommon for homosexual individuals to seek fellowship with the church. However, I began to study your statements of faith and found pillar 5 which says this:
"The Fifth Pillar: God’s Inclusive Love through Jesus Christ is for every believer despite race, gender, socio-economic status, or orientation . We believe that to be fully Christian, we must welcome and embrace each and every one of God’s Children at the Table of the Lord. Men, women, and children (gay, straight, bisexuals, transgender, etc.) have full acceptance into the fellowship of the UPPC inasmuch as they are willing to conform and comply with the character of God;s holiness, as is common with Pentecostal believers everywhere. All churches of the UPPC Fellowship must be welcoming, open and inclusive. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)"
Bishop I have many questions and concerns regarding that statement and maybe you could clarify this for me.
1- Does your interpretation and use of the word "inclusive" mean that a homosexual can remain a practicing homosexual (transgender and bisexuality also) and still be in fellowship and union with Christ or be saved?
2- Do you believe that homosexuality is a sin (I would include transgender and bisexuality also)
3- Does your church seek to convert homosexuals, transgender and bisexuals etc from their sexual practices once they become a part of your organization or member churches?
4- If you do not believe that homosexuality, transgender and bisexuality are sins what is your scriptural basis or authority for this determination?

Please clarify this for me as I would not like to render false information or be a false witness as to the actual stance or position of your ministry. Thank you.

Pastor Harvey Burnett
(xxx)xxx-xxxxofc
notes:
UPPC

To date, I have received no response from this church or this minister. I yet await an answer bishop, but I believe I've already received your response.

Blessed!

Additional Reading:
GCMWatch ~ Thinking Biblically About Homosexuality

Update 11/23/2011:
See O.C. Allen explain his ministry on the Lexi Show. All 4 parts, yes 4 parts (One hour long infomercial), of this interview can be found at The Dunamis Word View:

22 comments:

  1. "The First Gentleman!" WOW!!! Just when you thought you'd heard and seen it all...LORD HELP TODAY!!! As I stated on GCM's Blog, this kind of news bears repeating as this perversion is becoming more and more blatant and making a mockery of my Lord and Savior's name!

    Sister Pat

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  2. you should have asked him about his conflicting view of Leviticus..on the one hand, he says that we arent disciples of Leviticus on the Theological Distinctives page of the churh website…then he turns around and uses the same Leviticus to get people to pay tithes on the Beliefs page..

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  3. Confusion and deception are truly stunning when you see it from a "light" perspective.

    This church, pastor and all those who support it are in defiant rebellion against God and his word. No self respecting child of God should ever condone this mess.

    If I had a good strong whip....

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  4. Sister Pat,

    That's what I said too...I've seen it all..."First Gentleman"???

    Now they certainly don't know what they have done and are doing...what bathroom is a cross-dressing transsexual going to use? Then are they going to teach a children's class? In fact what are they going to teach the child when a man sitting there looking and or acting like a woman in the fullest is confronted by their youth???

    "God loves everybody"...We know that, but there is a such thing as writing the vision and making it plain. But when a person creates a church to facilitate their lifestyle, that's pimpery in the highest order, especially when he can get thousands to follow and top gospel singers to endorse it and then...that is such a mess and flat out contrary to Christ.

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  5. Djenk23,

    Isn't that the truth? How can he be exempt from Levitical order of sexual purity, but yet subject the church to Levitical laws of tithing?

    I guess that's another pimpery technique...make the people loose track of the piece underneath the moving shells then pretend it doesn't matter while all the while taking their money.

    Sad!

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  6. GCMWatch,

    Watch out now!

    Strong whip is right...this fella and his church are in your neck of the woods there in Atlanta. Do they seem to have as great of an outreach as their press claims or is it more of an illusion?

    From what I hear Atlanta has quite a population of tranny's and homosexual men. in fact Pastor Ma$e Betha picked up one lat at night according to a TMZ report. I certainly don't know if that continues to be true, but I guess he though the area was ripe from pimpery too...

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  7. Dear Dist. Supt.:

    Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination ... End of debate. However, I do need some advice from you regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them:


    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?


    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?


    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.


    4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?


    5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?


    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?


    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?


    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?


    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?


    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them?

    Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)


    I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

    Your forever adoring fan, Ausfahrt

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  8. Ausfahrt,

    LOL!!! U R A mess Ausfahrt. As if you don't already know the answers...

    Before anyone accepts the bait of Ausfahrt, only read this post to get an idea of whom we are fielding commentary from. He's a good fella, just gender confused.

    So Ausfahrt tell me, sarcasm aside, if we follow your line of reasoning, that just because something is in the Old Testament and according to you it's out of date or not applicable, then there are 10 Commandments that really mean nothing right???

    I mean the second one was to love my neighbor right? So if that means nothing in the grand scheme of things, then what obligation do I have towards you (not you specifically but in general)to show any sort or kind of love?

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  9. lol at the Ausfart guy. Next.

    Supt. I have only heard about Sodom and Gomorrah Temple Pentecostal church. You can see some of the videos on youtube with them jiggin in church to the hammond organ and such.

    Individuals who have attended tell me it is quite a charade. I guess in that sense they mirror many of the typical black churches that are pimpin folks and tongue talkin. They just have a rather bizarre twist to theirs.

    But seriously and barbs aside you did a great examination and refutation of their "core beliefs" and doctrine. UPPC's beliefs are as about as ludicrous as you can get. Its riddled with contradictions and outright lies. They ape the pentecostalism because it draws those who like that flavor (its like entertainment) and yet want to openly parade their sexual perversion.

    They are attracting the B-class gospel celebrities but that is a strategy to build on getting the big fish. Im sure with the right amount of money it will happen soon. We'll be watching.

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  10. Wow this kind of behavior is being accepted more & more in the churches. Now children are believing its ok to be a homosexual and my Lord those spirits in that chrch are having a field day jumping on people. God detest this behavior. This message has to be forward to everyone on my contacts.I am so glad I am a part of your email list District Supt. Harvey Burnett. God Bless You and your ministry.

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  11. The "First Gentlemen"!!!! Are they serious???? Well, if he shows up wearing the outfit of first ladies in the black church. A pink suit and hat with matching purse and shoes. Then that would confirm his confused position.
    (Sorry, I had to go there)
    Seriously, this is so sad - these people have truly made a god in their own image.

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  12. Lady D,

    LOL-LOL-LOL!

    That's it, god in THEIR image. Their god endorses what they want him to endorse and certainly doesn't condemn their sin or actions...

    Having a child and simply going to the bathroom would be confusing in this church. You certainly can't send your child by themselves, no telling who's in there...

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  13. All I can say is GOD is NOT the author of confusion. And this church and its leadership are full of confusion.

    That leaves one other source.

    I'll let Jesus say it:

    "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
    John 8:44

    There it is, red letter direct.

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  14. I don't want to be so bold as to say the Spirit is telling me this...however, I feel as though our acceptance of homosexuality as a society (and church to an extent), is the definitive "mark" that we are in the last days. To be more exact, that homosexuality and its acceptance is probably the greatest and most powerful tool that Satan has in his arsenal, specifically for western nations.

    It is intended not only to mock God, but to turn civilization on its head. The spiritual rape that homosexuals cause on their adopted and surrogate young, and the "hate" legislation which is being enacted due to their lobby, will surely be a major cause of the demise of our civilization.

    Christ's church MUST become far more vocal, and far more on the offensive, or we will find ourselves in prison, or in forced re-education/sensitivity "brain washing" centres.

    Does anyone else concur??

    Jim Vancouver, Canada...

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  15. Ps. to get a "flavour" of this anti-christ and his associates, check out this link...worth looking at. They say pictures are worth a thousand words...they certainly are.

    http://www.myspace.com/pastoroallen/photos/albums/all/0

    Jim, Vancouver, Canada

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  16. Thanks Jim,

    Hope all has been well with you and the family. I haven't heard from you in quite a while, but I know you're busy.

    Yea, that myspace page has a lot of other information by way of pictures, including one when the pastor was laying hands on the "first gentleman". This is really somethign else.

    Excuse me while I marvel at the utter confusion of it all. I guess on the other hand the critic would say, what do you want them to do hide it? Then I would say no to that also...so there's a dilemma, at least they have the courage to fully express through their life what they believe and so far as freedom of religion that's ok...BUT to go the step further and try to twist scripture to justify it, is off the map, as scripture does not justify this in any manner.

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  17. For those who didn't believe that this is real you should read Pastor Foster's article at GCMWatch.

    I have called these people those who are trying to "hijack" holiness and Pentecostalism. In my book they are Spiritual Terrorists.

    Some may say that's just name calling, but what else would you call anyone who violates ALL scripture and proclaims and professes that they are right anyhow? they violate ALL of the word of God and yet claim that they are a holy people, a pentecostal people?

    This is spiritual terrorism plain and simple.

    Now, how will they explain when folk continue dying of AIDS and contracting HIV in the congregation? There can be no new children unless they are brought in from outside...so where and how does the church "grow" for the future?

    It is IMPOSSIBLE for this community to be ordained of God and experience HIS blessing. You want to see the FALSE, the DECEIVED, the spirit of the devil operating in what should be the sanctum of righteousness and holiness??? Look at them and you will see how he looks and how he infiltrated even heaven itself. You will see how when the "sons of God" came before God in Job that satan was present along with them...this is it. It is condemned and it is found judged of God!

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  18. BTW: It's been almost a year now since my initial request and email to this minister...still, no response.

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  19. I've added a video to the end of this post where OC and his church attempts to explain how his "strange fire" co-mingles with the fire of the Lord.

    Please take a look for all those who commented previously.

    Blessed!

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  20. Why are you going after this "pastor" that we KNOW is wrong while all these other liars and deceivers are out here doing worse?
    Why do we continue to Chase behind wrong trying to correct it when we have supposed right we need to correct?

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  21. Vision cathedral church of Atlanta is a place of God

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    1. Any place that promotes SIN and PERVERSION is certainly NOT a place of God. It is the ENEMY'S playground and place of total deception! Rooted in subjective feelings instead of the truth....SMH!!!!

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