Governor Jerry Brown of California is pushing a pro-LGBTQ bill as quickly as he can through the California state assembly. This bogus anti-Bible bill now goes to the state Senate for a vote. If this heresy is passed, Assembly Bill 2943 could ultimately threaten free speech and freedom of religion for Christians in California, and perhaps spread to other liberal states like the cancer that it is. Trying to silence God has never gone well. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is an abomination. That means ‘God said’, it is not an offhanded remark, nor was that a suggestion.
Is it coincidental that California is behind this attempt to silence God? The history of the the Great Azusa Street Revival, one of the greatest Pentecostal outpourings of recent history, is behind tightly closed doors, kept eerily silent, for now. Is Jerry Brown trying to erase the greatest revival of modern times? Is Brown purposely negating the Great Pentecostal Movement, forsaking the Gospel, just to appease the Gay Agenda? A resounding YES.
California is where one of the greatest revivals in human history was held, the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles:
“Christianity was forever changed by the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles at the beginning of the last century. Services were held three times a day, 7 days a week during its glory days from 1906 to 1909. Led by an African-American pastor, William J. Seymour, the meetings were held in a run-down mission under the name Apostolic Faith.As unlikely as it seemed at the time, the Azusa Street revival was destined to become a major turning point in world Christian history…..Those humble believers who gathered at Azusa Street in 1906 could not have imagined the historic results of the revival they helped unleash in Los Angeles. Today, the worldwide Pentecostal movement is the recipient of many lasting, influential, and far-reaching legacies of the Azusa Street revival……The historical record shows that throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa the first reports of the new movement claimed that it began in Los Angeles under an African-American pastor…….Every classical Pentecostal movement around the world can trace its spiritual roots, directly or indirectly, to the humble mission on Azusa Street.” Read more here.
A visiting Baptist pastor said, “The Holy Spirit fell upon me and filled me literally, as it seemed to lift me up, for indeed, I was in the air in an instant, shouting, ‘Praise God,’ and instantly I began to speak in another language. I could not have been more surprised if at the same moment someone had handed me a million dollars.” Read more here.
All this being said, the Holy Spirit fell on Azusa Street in Los Angeles, creating the Assemblies of God, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, Foursquare Gospel, Pentecostal Holiness, to name just a few. History is history, God is not mocked, the Glory fell.
California may have forgotten it’s first Love, but now, more than ever, California needs the Gospel. TODAY. It would be pretty awful if they missed the greatest revival of all time, one that is soon to come, one that will define us all.
Regardless of what Jerry Brown espouses, homosexuality will always be an abomination, a sin against God. History is history, and the Bible is STILL the Bible, even if it becomes contraband.
To make sure I was correct, that I was reading scripture correctly, I asked a Pastor, with whom we are ordained, a question: Can Christians ‘judge’?
Jesus said, “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment,” (John 7:24).
Christians take ‘judge righteously’ out of context, definitely making their own rules as they judge along. But remember that the Bible does give us ‘rules’ to judge by. For instance: homosexuality, abortion, idol worship, adultery, to name a few. As Christians, we are to ‘judge righteously’ THE SIN, not the sinner. Unfortunately, the opposite is the usual ‘norm’.
As a sinner, before salvation, I made many mistakes that were evil and should have been judged with righteous judgement. And in a perfect scenario, the person who called out my sin would lovingly follow up with the Gospel and leading me to the Lord. My conversion did not happen that way, but it should have. Judging without having Biblical precedence leads the sinner to see a wagging finger, not a loving gesture.
To answer the question I gave my Pastor, YES, we can and should judge, or discern, righteously especially to the brethren, the House of God, and the sinner. BUT it has to be the intention to set the sinner free, and to give the brethren correction if they sway from the Truth.
We are all accountable to a Holy God, saved or not.
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1Peter 4:17)