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Updated on March 28, 2013
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Pastor Michael has been in the ministry for 10 years. He currently is pursuing his Master's from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

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A day I will never forget
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Title Says It All

I am sick and tired today. Everyday I pick up the newspaper there is another attack by Satan against God's people. Today in print I read where the Presbyterians are now ordaining homosexuals as pastors, ministers, elders and deacons. This is an outrage! Period no need to be tolerant here. I may or may not use the scriptures in print here as this is a rant or a rage as I write. So quoting may not be typed in but the reference will appear. So first of all if you are as enraged as I am pick up your Bible and have it on hand. Romans chapter ONE read the chapter. Do you know what a reprobate mind is? That is the word in the King James Version. Ok you knew I would go on to give that definition any way, right? It is a depraved mind. God has sealed the minds of these type individuals that they cannot make the decision of right and wrong in their minds. It is DEPRAVED, REPROBATE! AND IT IS IN OUR CHURCHES TODAY. We have clergy with reprobate minds. Apostasy at its fullest is reigning in the churches of America.

No I will not be tolerant, no I will not back down NOT ONE BIT HERE, Martin Luther said it best," I recant nothing for to go against one's own conscience is neither safe nor right THEREFORE HERE I STAND!"


The United Church of Christ

The Episcopal Church

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Reform and Conservative Judiasm

The Presbyterian Church

And soon to go that way the United Methodist Church.

It is time the congregations stand up against homosexuality in the church leadership and know the scriptures against fornication. Scriptures taught by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, scriptures from Matthew through revelation against fornication abound. The one thing really standing up here is the apostasy of the end days and as Paul wrote the turning of man from natural affection. (Romans 1:31)


Oh I know this is where people will never read my hubs again, if not by what I have already raged on over. If your local church will not pull out of the synod it is in and say we love the sinner but not the sin, then it is time to come out. Yes, I did say that. It is time to leave that congregation of whoremongers and get into a scriptural BIBLE BELIEVING BIBLE TEACHING CHURCH! PERIOD. Jesus said come out from among them and be ye separate. Here I stand! Where will you the CALLED OUT CHILD OF GOD STAND? Everyone of us that has truly accepted Christ as Saviour and plunged our sins beneath that crimson flood are HIS called out.

If from this hub I have followers quit following me then so be it. Those of you who decide you want someone daring and brave enough to write the truth then God Bless you my friends. For HERE I STAND, WHO ELSE WILL STAND. You may as always feel free to comment but for the saker of standing I would like to see how many would just click in your comment section as you finish this read and say HERE I STAND, that in itself is enough, again though all comments are welcome but not debatable, that is for the forums not my hubs.



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      Isaiah Michael 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Thanks for standing Dave

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      Dave Sibole 6 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      Here I stand.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      caleb, thanks for that!

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      Caleb DRC 7 years ago

      Michael, I bookmarked this hub under "the new folder name"---WARRIOR FOR GOD

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Thank you for the info and we sure will be praying about this. Our little Lutheran church was in the same position, but, the pastor would not take a stand either way, I knew he was against it but he was afraid as influential as he is in the Ohio synod it would start a bloodlet of pastors being removed from their positions if they stood against it, when a few months passed we had to take a stand and we asked God where He would have us be, it led us to our church we are in today, He has the answers, a prayer revolution is necessary to get the answers, your church maybe needs to forego the regular service one week and have a special prayer service, God will hear those prayers, give it totally to Him. Keep me up on how your church does, I am praying for your church

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      CornerStone51 7 years ago

      My husband is a minister in the Presbyterian USA church. That is the church that just took the section out of our book of order so that homosexuals, adulterers and those living together out of wedlock can be ministers and leaders in our church...that is if the particular church wishes. Our little church is so distraught over this, but we may not have the money to leave and take our church property with us. My husband has fought this for the past several years in the PCUSA. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church of America(PCA)do not allow this and are not even contemplating it is not all Presbyterian churches. This church property thing in the PCUSA is very complicated. So please pray for us. Apostasy is running rampant in churches all over our world. The devil sure has a foothold. Thanks for your hub.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      I totally agree with all you have said it, this is an issue that goes a lot deeper than just this one. I have been contemplating a hub on just that Romans chapter ONE. Our churches have let way too much come in and take over as "churchy" as if it is Gospel. It is time to start falling on our knees and repenting as a church body, seeking the face of God and fasting in prayer not just for forgiveness but for a spiritual awakening. It would be way TOO, TOO long for me to quote scripture here because I would use the entire book of Jeremiah and Lamentations but part of one verse I think if we as Christians apply it to ourselves and our local congregations and say that is me and that is our church, then we could hear from God and begin a healing and revival state to the western church here in America, Lam. 3:54 I am cutoff. That is why we do not see from Heaven we are cut off from the blessings of God as a nation our nation has turned from God and He has encompassed a cloud about that our prayers pass not through. He is waiting for us to give up and return to Him the Lord God Jehovah

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      I so agree that the homosexual lifestyle is not reflective to the will and purposes of God and it is obvious why in that there is no way to replicate the love that God wishes to show us through those relationships in a same sex relationship. example: It cannot show how His love produces fruit via a same sex relationship.

      but I also think there is a much larger problem in the churches and this particular issue is really just the tip of the ice berg. If you look at the full list in Romans chapter 1 it is obvious that we as Christians are guilty of some of these very same things. (strife, back biting, unloving, unforgiving, whispers, untrustworthy.) These characteristics are obviously operational in the modern church culture.

      I also see that the church has lost respect from a watching world because of our inconsistencies of declaration and behavior. We make huge issue of same sex relationships yet wink at pre-marital relations and divorce which also distort the image of God's love and faithfulness.

      I really believe the church needs to offer better examples of what the real thing looks like such as your beautiful hub to your wife expresses. Your example is godly and righteous but when I look at the westernized church as a whole however It isn't pretty in so many ways. Confusion abounds.

      Interestingly enough in the Old Testament Leviticus 18:22 the same sex relationship is translated as destable (taval)the Hebrew root of this word (balal) means confusion on the inside.

      The confusion of the very image of God in mankind that is supposed to be exhibited in male and female the crown of His creation is the final confusion of a whole host and mess of many things.

      I do believe that it is good to take a stand and not be lured into the distortions of the culture but it is as I said only the tip of a monstrous berg lying beneath it all.

      which is why I think this battle is so spiritual and why prayer is so important. We will not win because of our resolve to not accept this. We will only break through on a spiritual plane in prayer and fasting. And getting things right in ourselves.

      I am likewise disturbed at the denominations that are folding to the gods of this culture and seeking their approval. I went to a methodist church funeral where the 23rd psalm was read as if God were female. spooky!!

      It isn't just same sex relationships that have infiltrated biblical standards within the church. New aged psychology practices. Many Christians are doing yoga reading their horoscope calling psychics, viewing pornography drinking and taking meds to solve their problems and most don't even know there is anything wrong with it. We really don't look much different than the rest of the world.

      I think this issue is symbolic of the deep trouble the westernized church is in. We are a mile wide and an inch deep. Bigger than ever historically speaking yet largely ineffective. We have failed to convince the world of the goodness of God and that is what we ought to pray about. I think the "your wrong and we are right thing" just isn't working. I think we as the church should take responsibility for the messy state we and the world are in.

      Which is why I am looking forward to the Great American Fast. My focus of prayer will be for the Christian church of this nation to wake up and see how truly sick we are and in order to do that we must not exclude ourselves from the equation. Daniel didn't when He humbled himself in His prayer for His nation.

      Our anger should turn to body of Christ (ourselves) that we might weep between the porch and the alter and say spare your people oh God. who knows maybe He will relent and leave a blessing behind Him (Joel 2)

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Amen thanks Brother dave!

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      Dave Sibole 7 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      Here I stand.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Thanks for the encouragement.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Michael: HERE I STAND and I'm not budging one inch. To quote my Brother Jesus: KJV. JOHN: 15:18; "If the world hate you, know that it hated me before it hated you.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Thanks for taking the stand! We must all take the stand and preach Thus saith the LORD GOD. We need to also preach on many other areas though that hinder our churches and its growth. As a video on the hub just written the man carrying the cross said at least twice, he is there to preach to help people escape the bonds of Hell. AND THAT SHOULD BE OUR MESSAGE and holding fast to the TRUE DOCTRINES of the BIBLE, God's perfect ( complete) Word.

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      Judah's Daughter 7 years ago from Roseville, CA

      HERE I STAND!!!! We are UNITED IN CHRIST'S TRUTH. 1 Cor 5; 1 Tim 3 and Titus 1. This is an abomination of God's house! (Ez 8:15). Truly, Judgment will begin with the house of God (1 Pet 4:17). PREACH IT and WE ALL JOIN YOU IN STANDING FOR THE TRUTH!!

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Yes I agree it will be separated in those days, but we should never give over to the wolves leading the sheep. Thanks for you thoughtful reply.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      In that day, He will separate the sheep from the goats and the wheat from the shaft. They will abide together until that set time.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Loves to read,

      Yes we have a lot of wolves in sheep's clothing calling themselves pastors at that, We are new creations in Christ and if that be so then we no longer desire the flesh but the spirit of God.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Glad to have you standing my friend, our pastor preached a series about 4 weeks worth on the armor of God with a sword and such as props it was great, we need to prepare for the battle ground.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      good to have you standing thanks for the link!

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Michael, HERE I STAND WITH YOU !!!

      We must put on the armor of God and return to the battlefields to extinguish the evil among us .

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      Loves To Read 7 years ago

      Hallelujah, brother. Here I Stand also. If any are in Christ they are a new creature.

      When we are living for Christ we receive His gift of the Holy Spirit. Once we let Him guide us there is no doubt and no desire to live other than the way God intended for us to.

      Sadly many people are being led astray by these wolves in sheep's clothing.

      Many Blessings

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Thanks for your reply and yes I am breathing as well as I can and even calm now. We go to a church where Praise God we hear the Word In Spirit and Truth

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 7 years ago

      Here I Stand! With a soirit hug for you! Blessed are you who love thy God, and do good according to his purpose! Great zeal! way to go. voted up! now, please breathe..and calm down..:-)

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Amen sister you have captured the essence of the American church in your reply. I know from a former church we attended that even recognizing sin if it doesn't hurt anyone else then it is ok whether right or wrong. Oh that we turn back to the one true sovereign God and worship Him as He had planned.

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      heavenbound5511 7 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

      Hi Michael!


      It is getting crazy out their for sure! Churches ignoring the ways of God and even the 10 commandments. Some holding yoga classes, others mixing in with islamic faith as if it's the same thing saying there trying to make peace - WITHOUT JESUS! Some are renting out there churches for ungodly rituals to be performed with in the house of God, bringing idolatry strait into there meetings places and later will for some stupid reason wonder why or even at shocked when there church falls apart! Another pastor was to of had a whole sermon on the F word and told them that if they heard him cussing at his wife it was because he thought she was fornicating- to go along with the meaning of the word he was having a sermon on.

      One pastor sat down in a chair infront of his church with a cigarette and beer and said Jesus approved of him in so many words and that he didn't care what they thought! His congregation couldn't even recognizer it was wrong and thought it was cool!

      They have allowed the spirit of jezebel into there churches and it is pulling them away from God. Idolatry and having the appearance of godliness, without any godliness at all is how Jezebel works.

      Another pastor holds church service in a bar and they all including him are drinking and getting drunk while at church. All this stuff is so crazy and I would run so fast away from it! Even those that don't know much about God should be able to see this is wrong. A lot of people will see the wrong in these sins against God and some are blinded because they rebelled against God for so long, they refused to obey God and be delivered and loved their sin more than God. The deeper you get into sin the blinder you get becoming more tolerant to the darkness and sin. They allowed themselves to be seduced away and did know the truth at one point but later became a lier, living there life in vain to there own misery that will be regretted later. We pray for God's love, grace and mercy to be sent to them and warn them of there sin &error to pull them out of sure destruction.

      1 Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity[a] that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!

      Gal 1:6- I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--

      1 Tim 1:3- As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer

      1 Cor 3:11- For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

      For The Sake of The Call>

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      I am a sinner. And as the Apostle Paul said "the chiefest of sinners" but I have been saved by the grace of God. II Corinthians 5:17 says we are new creations in Christ when we ask for Jesus to come into our hearts and forgive us of our sin. That means as Paul went on to say that the former things (our sins) are gone and we have become new. We have repented which people have a very hard time with that word, it is simply turning away from the previous life that drowned us in the debt of our sins. A person regardless of what sin they are in that has never confessed it or changed their very life and does not know Jesus as their forgiver of sin is not a new creation in Christ. I would write this hub and use a murder caught in the very crime that never accepted Jesus and say the same thing, or an alcoholic or drug addict, or a child molester. This kind of list could go on and on and if that person guilty of any of these says hey i want to pastor a church but no I am not willing to turn from my sin then they are not worthy nor do they know Jesus as the Christ. True Christianity is not just a feel good thing it is a NEW life style old things are passed away and behold all things are become new. I really like the verse you used here, it goes beyond just gluttony it is the love of earthliness and not the love of the things of God. " Their mind is set on earthly things" I would feel the same of the woman who has had an abortion and says she has done no wrong and will not repent, or the abortionist that feels that same way. BUT! I believe there is redemption at the cross for all of these, Jesus said whosoever will may come, Jesus said come unto me, Jesus said whoever comes to me I will in no wise cast out. So the cross provided the way for all who will come and lay their sin debt down and accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. And oh, I do want to make it perfectly clear to all who read, I do not hate the sinner, but just the sin. I hate the sin I was in, the horrible things that I was before knowing Jesus Christ, and with that being said, I know there were many that hated me, they hated my sin, but I have felt the loving arms around me when I confessed and repented and accepted Jesus Christ. To this day I know not why Jesus or any person could forgive me but Jesus and others have, therefore I will proclaim His love and His mercy and His forgiveness and grace the rest of my life,

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      Chasuk 7 years ago

      Gluttons are enemies of the cross of Christ, but I never see the same emotion spent on those who are obese. Why is that?

      "For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things" (NIV, Philippians 3:18-19).

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      I rarely cry, I am an extremely emotional person but I RARELY cry, but reading your response has me in tears, I praise God for a sister in Christ like you!

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      Brenda Durham 7 years ago

      Here I stand with you too Michael!

      I will say that I do know of one "homosexual" who has renewed his Faith in Christ and goes to church sometimes, even plays piano in them. BUT he is a born-again child of God who does NOT live in that state of temptation; he struggles with his temptations like any of us struggle with our specific temptations. He agrees the gay lifestyle is wrong and is non-practicing. I believe he and others like him can be powerful powerful witnesses for Jesus's teachings about repentance and salvation.

      Brother, you STAND! We who Love the Lord are with you! The blasphemous tolerance of some churches for the promotion of blatant unrepentant sin is horrid and is leading America's youth astray rapidly.

      Rating this UP and useful and awesome.

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Planks and Nails AMEN! I love the last line you have here, awesome statement.

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      PlanksandNails 7 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Contending and defending the Truth. Amen!

      He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

      Proverbs 28:9

      But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you.

      Galatians 2:5

      For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword

      Hebrews 4:12a

      It's time to get off of the "playground" and into the battlefield.

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA



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      The Lord's Lamb Tam 7 years ago

      HERE I STAND!!!!


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