Given Over to a Depraved Mind

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I recently heard a video clip that made my stomach turn. Never in my life have I heard such a fulfillment of God giving man over to a depraved mind.

“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40

This has always been one of the most chilling scriptures for me, it’s accountability for how we treat the brethren. However, there is at least one tv evangelist who has taken this scripture so totally out of context as to squeeze and twist the entire meaning out of it.

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This person is Creflo Dollar. The clip, which you can look up for reference if need be, (being fair warned that it will make you want to throw up) is of this man preaching that this scripture shows that sexual activity with a believer is sexual activity with the Lord. I do not understand the over sexualization of the Trinity, or how anyone could read such sickness into such an important verse, other than being given over to the depravity of their mind.

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The warning I want to give to you all, beloved, is to avoid anyone who is sexualizing the Word, or the Lord we serve. Dollar is not the only one doing this, there is a strange delusion working in the ‘new age’ modernized churches that have a certain emphasis on promiscuity. They have thrown out sober-mindedness, and are thus taken to hyper-emotionalism. The manipulation, beginning with the rhythmic music, continues on throughout the service, is based all too often on money. How did the idea that ‘sex sells’ find it’s way into the church? I have no idea, but it’s disgusting, and we need to separate from it.

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I didn’t even want to write this, honestly, the lewdness is far beyond what I could stomach. This is obviously much worse than my usual Tuesday twisted scripture, out of context verses used to confuse or mislead the body. However, this blasphemy is so grievous to my spirit that I had to address it. I write this in warning, friends, to not only avoid such teachings but oppose them. Warn your brothers and sisters in Christ, and keep your family from this.

As always, beloved friends, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved!

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Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

3 thoughts on “Given Over to a Depraved Mind”

  1. It was inevitable; when the relationship of the wife and the husband is viewed as that of the Church and her Christ (bride and bridegroom) – then the relationship of authority there has also to be read into the trinity, just as the wife submits to her husband, Jesus submits to his father. Just as the wife gives up authority over her body but cedes it to her husband, so too does Jesus give up authority over his body and cedes it to his father. It’s the same language talking about the same types of relationships, just as one is read into the other, the other is read into the first as if that’s the profound mystery that Paul was really talking about. After all, 1st Corinthians 11:3 says, “But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man (or of the wife is her husband), and the head of Christ is God.” It’s only when we disentangle the language and the metaphors from the meaning can we begin to look at it from an ancient perspective – where our own modern bias doesn’t read the wrong thing into it.

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    1. That’s an interesting perspective Jamie, I appreciate your point of view. It certainly would make sense why certain people would take the purity of the text and twist it. What I can not fathom is the blanket acceptance of such blasphemy against a Holy God. Certain men, crept in unawares, are determined to belittle God while exalting themselves. I thank God, He sends the Holy Spirit to teach true believers. Whatever spirit is teaching those who proclaim heresy with proud lips, it is not the Holy Spirit.
      The Word of God does have over 200 forms of writing, such as metaphors as you mentioned. We seem to be able, as a people, to read and understand metaphors written by Shakespeare. Why is it the Bible that is consistently marred by our modern bias, do you think?

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      1. Because we understand Shakespeare as a product of his time and culture, but given the tendency to treat God’s word as inerrant, infallible, trans-cultural, and trans-temporal, we take passages that don’t really fit in our context and re-write them all the time. We might not greet with a kiss, but we do warmly greet others. We might not wear head coverings, but wedding rings are said to fulfill the same function of the symbol so long as a wife is properly submitted to her husband and obeys the commandment therein, we might not have masters and slaves but bosses and employees have been made to fill the role sometimes. In an effort to obey the Bible completely, it had to be altered to fit with how we live and how we live has to be altered to obey it’s instruction.

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