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
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.
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
Sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
GCMWatch ~ Thinking Biblically About Homosexuality
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: