This article is so far away from the true meaning of the Apostles Paul’s intended directive for the preacher of the Gospel of God.
These Scripture passages rightly defend Paul’s intended instruction.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Romans 12:16
Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. Romans 16:17-18
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:1-5
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”– which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you. 1 Timothy 6:20-21
The Apostle Paul did not, in his time, attempt to be culturally correct, seeker-sensitive, nor all-inclusive. He taught one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, and that eternal salvation is through God’s free gift of atonement. Which is a message that is greatly lacking among many so-called Christian leaders and authors today.
My book, Living in the Hope of My Imagination confronts those in government and evangelical Christianity who are responsible for the moral decline of American culture. The accusations are sharp and definitive, and intended to arouse emotion and challenge the ideals that are believed by most, to be the lies that they are.
Secular humanism has become the predominate voice of today’s postmodern world-view. Absolute truth is no longer tolerated and moral relativism is now believed to be the only ideal deserving of conduct considered to be virtuous. Education, entertainment and media, literature and the arts, and special interest litigation encouraged by both the Senate and the House and the judiciary branches of the United States government, have all declared war on the sovereignty of the Bible. And those who are thought to be the Christian leaders of today, through literature, television and the preaching of a compromised, all inclusive false gospel, are, in reality, Gods judgment upon a people who have rejected the exclusivity of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, and Him alone.
I’ve written from my life’s experience and observing of the behavior and the conduct of character, lacking in those who have been elevated to positions of leadership in both Washington, DC, and American Christianity. For more than twenty years, I worked among the elites of the federal government and society, in the high-end restaurant industry as a waiter and a bartender. My observations bring to light the cumulative effect of a nation abandoned by God. Where sin and immorality are celebrated, good is called bad and wrong is taught to be right. In the cities of Washington, DC and Miami, Florida, I met, served, and had the opportunity to drink and socialize with many high-profile personalities. Many of whom are called out by name in my book.
Living in the Hope of My Imagination is a much needed literary account of just how far down we, the American people, have fallen, and what must be done to bring radical change to a people that have lost all sense of who they really are. My life’s experience reveals the spiritual depravity in each of us, and is also a convincing account that proves a Christian world-view, through a person’s life’s witness, is the only true worship of God. All other religious beliefs, consciences, meditations and practices, are a false hope that will never be realized.