Wheat and Tares

“Louie Gohmert Confronts Reverend Over His Christian Beliefs During Congressional Hearing”

Article here.

The reverend is Barry Lynn.  I watched a debate a while ago between James White and Barry Lynn over homosexuality.  I really don’t understand why men who don’t hold to the truth of the Bible consider themselves Christian ministers.  When Gohmert is questioning Lynn, he refuses to agree that Jesus is the truth, the way, and the life.  Yet, he is still a Christian minister.

It is baffling, and it brings to mind the parable of the Wheat and the Tares in Matthew 13:24-30.  Wheat and tares look the same as they grow up, but the difference becomes apparent as they mature.  In the last days people will gather false teachers around them to tell them what their itching ears want to hear.

I can’t judge a person’s heart (nor would I want to!) because that is the Lord’s place, and only He knows the hearts of men.  But, we can see people for the false teachers they are from the fruit they produce.  Jesus told us to measure those who claim to be Christian teachers in Matthew 7:15-20.

I absolutely agree with separation of church and human states (because humans are fallen and evil).  When Jesus comes and sets up His kingdom, then the church and state will be one.  I look forward to His reign where all the evils of humanity (including homosexuality) are not accepted.

As a side note, I was thinking about the rebellion that will occur against Christ at the end of His millennial reign in Revelation 20:7-10.  Jesus will rule the earth with an iron rod (Psalm 2:9, Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15), and I speculate the battle cry of the rebellion will be “freedom.”  Being the American rebel (son of the American Revolution) that I am, I find that very interesting!

As a Christian I want freedom from evil human tyranny, but that is completely different from the Sovereign power of our holy and righteous God in Christ Jesus.  I want to live under the wise and beautiful law of our Lord forever.

During the congressional hearing, Lynn says that Christians aren’t having any problems in the US and dismisses the anecdotes that say other wise.  Well, I have first hand knowledge of Christian persecution in this country, while it may not be governmental in source it is still persecution none-the-less.

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2 Responses to Wheat and Tares

  1. observer says:

    Does it not bother you at all that a United States Congressman is using his capacity as congressman to attempt to enforce religious doctrine? This is so profoundly against the intent of the Establishment Clause, indeed tyrannical in its essence, that I can’t comprehend how blase Christians are about it. If you cede the government this authority it will come back to haunt you. Baptists of the late 18th/early 19th century understood this.

    • Daniel Silas says:

      Hi Observer. Thanks for the reply.

      I didn’t see the Congressman as attempting to enforce religious doctrine. From what he said, he was curious as to Rev. Lynn’s beliefs as a Christian. I don’t have a problem with that inquiry.

      Believe me, I would be outraged if our government attempted to interfere with people’s religious beliefs (whatever they may be, or the lack there of) or standardize something by law. Like Rev. Lynn, I very much hold to the Constitution and keeping government out of religion.

      I’m very much about liberty. A government that is of, for, and by the people where liberty reigns supreme has no place getting involved in religious doctrine or institutions. I think they have already gone too far.

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