The Bible says in Matthew 5:37, “But let you communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”
On CNN television (November 9, 2007), Wolf Blitzer(the show is called “The Situation Room”) interviewed the “pastor” of the largest “church” in the United States. Wolf asked his opinion on “gay rights.” The pastor’s response was as follows, “I don’t think homosexuality is God’s best but I just try to stay in my calling and the main thing is we’re for everybody to bring them hope and encouragement and not to exclude a certain group from our following.”
Blitzer went on to ask about “same sex marriages” and “same sex unions?” The pastor responded, “You know, Wolf, I’m not up to speed on all that…I don’t know about all the technical issues. I’m certainly for everybody having a chance in life and being kind and respectful to everyone. But I just don’t know if I’m up to speed on it all.”
Ironically, and I think, very appropriate, Blitzer then asked, “Have you ever considered running for office?”
Brothers and sisters, Jesus said that Satan himself is the author of compromise. Anything other than saying what you mean and meaning what you say is not only “evil,” it’s DANGEROUS! How so? Well, Jesus also declared, “If you deny Me before men, I will deny you before My Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:37-38).
There are many ways to deny Jesus. Refusing to accurately represent Him is one of them. And this is something that, being a pastor myself, “I am up to speed on…”