Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Celebration of Gospel Garbage

Friendship of the World IS Enmity with God

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Isaiah 58:1

There have been several "Gospel" awards shows recently, and they all have one thing in common: a love of the world. People mistakenly believe that if you slap the name of Jesus on anything, it becomes Christian. This is not so.

The following video engages in a discussion of the recent "Celebration of Gospel" awards show which was featured on BET. The theme was "10 Years, Faithfully Yours." I have no doubt these shows have been faithful; the question is to whom have they been faithful?

According to Steve Harvey, the "celebration of Gospel" has always been about merging the church with the world. 

He says, "We have always brought in people from the secular world into this [church] world. But what you find out is the people who just make their living in the secular world have never really left this [church] world. It is just that they have found a means out there...When they hit the stage, they are going to give praise to the one who has taken them to the top of the charts." They did proceed to the stage and gave praise to the one who has taken them to the top of the secular charts; his name is Satan.

Is this why Jesus came? Is this what the Gospel is about? Joining with the world and proclaiming that we ALL serve God in spite of how we live? Is the world supposed to be the light unto the church or is the church a light unto the world? Is the world in darkness or is the church?

"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." I John 5:19

Why are people sitting up under the world, letting the world teach them and preach to them about what it is to serve Christ? Because this is not the church.

"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4

WHAT?! That's right! All the shouting, all the Amening, all the arms upraised, all the Hallelujahing is all for naught. This is the world entertaining the world by playing religion. It is a show of flesh and an exaltation of all that is carnal under a cover of a false Christianity that Scripture calls the WHORE of Babylon. It looks like a whore, talks like a whore, dresses like a whore, and behaves like a whore. Instead of being faithful to Jesus, Babylon plays the harlot by prostituting itself on all the high places. God's word is surely true.

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is NOT of the Father, but is of the world." I John 2:16

How do you have a "Gospel celebration" while forgetting the very nature of the Gospel?? When did the "Gospel" become about worldly talent and acceptance instead of sanctification unto Jesus Christ?? Are those who are of the world, promoting the world, living after the world really just Christians at heart who are simply doing what they "got to do" to be successful?

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." I Corinthians 2:12

The BET Gospel Awards, the Stellar Awards, the Dove Awards...these events are becoming showcases for the degeneration of the church. We are witnessing the great apostasy happen right before our eyes as women prance half-naked and men sashay on the way to Hell, while pretending to serve JEEEEEEESUS! The spirit of the world has walked into and merged into the fabric of what is called church, and now some cannot even tell the different between the spirit of a sodomite and the Holy Spirit of God.

"And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." II Corinthians 6:15-18

We are not even received by the Father until we have come out from amongst that which is unclean and separated from it...in our hearts. That is what repentance is, a turning away from that which is sinful and defiled. What makes these people think that they can embrace that which is unclean and call themselves Christians? A false, perverted Gospel.

STOP playing with God, for HE is not playing! Several have told me that God has given them a message saying this year He will make a separation between the wheat and the tares. Where will you wind up standing? The things these "stars" and "churchfolk" are doing in the name of Christ is beyond shameful...and yet who will stand against it and represent the true Gospel?

"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." II Corinthians 11:4

Which "Jesus" do YOU serve? If you can enjoy, promote, or defend the type of FILTH featured in these videos, then have no doubt that the "Jesus" you serve is not the True & Living God.

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." John 15:18-19

Do we believe Jesus' words? He does not say the world will hate you sometimes, nor does He say that some of the world will hate you. The world WILL hate you. Why? Because you have been chosen OUT of the world. According to Jesus, if you are still "of the world" - and loved by the world - it is a testimony to the fact that you are NOT in Christ.

If you claim to love the Lord, and have been involved in or supporting this pseudo-religious nonsense, then you must repent...and quick, for time is short. Stop trying to be accepted, be famous, be adored, be applauded, be liked by the world. CAST DOWN these idols you have erected, repent, deny your "self", and follow Christ.

When you promote a false Gospel like the one featured in the earlier Steve Harvey video, you will only attract false converts. Only the true Gospel message is the power to save...out from the world.

Videos on Celebration of Gospel Show:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5


  1. Could not have said it better. Each year this "celebration of flesh" is getting more and more perverted. I recall there were many vehemently exclaiming that this is the best celebration of gospel yet.

    I remember the discussion on Steve Harvey on TBN. Some were saying how Steve Harvey seemed so genuine and how we hoped that a change was taking place. Well we see a change in him alright...G. Craige's EX Times has a post entitled "Weak Christians Birth Arrogant Sinners." If this is not true I don't know what is.

    The Spirit revealed the Word about the separation of the wheat and tare to me on last year. It is not so much as a separation at this time but more of an increasing distinction between what is wheat and what is tare as we approach the coming of our Lord. The wheat and the tare are still going to be growing up together but there wil be a VERY CLEAR and noticeable difference. The true believers will recognize this and take action accordingly so that when the actual separation occurs...well you know the rest (Matthew 13:30).

    Unlike in the parable, there is still hope for the "tares" of this world and I am trying to be more mindful to pray for them and been seeking to know how and when to disseminiate certain information if necessary.

  2. Tika,

    The let this man (Steve Harvey) get on national TV talking about the "god" he serves...which bears NO resemblance to the True & Living God. And NOT ONE person corrected him and taught him who Jesus really is.

    And because the (false) church has signed-off on this man's delusions, he is now proud in them! This is very much the fault of those who profess faith in Christ with lip service but have unconverted hearts.

    In terms of the separation between the wheat and tares, I understand what you mean. There is still a harvest to be reaped, and although I believe most of that will come from those who are truly lost and without the knowledge of Jesus, I am sure as well that there are some caught up in this foolishness who will see the truth as well.

    It is good to keep in mind too that the separation between the wheat and tares is first and foremost a work in the heart. It is an internal separation or sanctification that happens. This is what I think God has been preparing us for this year.

    As you say, the difference between the false and the real church is going to become ever more apparent this year and people will have to choose (in their own hearts) whom they really serve. Will they align with and defend the world? Or will they submit to and serve Jesus Christ?

    Each must "choose this day whom they will serve."

    God Bless!

  3. hello Latter Days Ministry,
    i'm glad you did this article, i hope many young people see this article because its important. alot of our youth are hypnotized by these things on Tv, not knowing the power of suggestion and influence these programs have on our minds. I have not watched Tv in two years now, only on rare occasions i will watch the news or discovery, or something educational. but i remember i told someone that and their response is that is not good you need a social life.... i guess a social life revolve around tv and facebook and not with family and friends in person. but i've been praying for the young people because they do not read their Bible as they should they are brainwashed and lost. i was just like those young people that defend beyonce or artists in the secular world, i was rebellious, and supported any thing or anyone that called themselves a christian in the media. but without the word we cannot know what is scripturaly correct in so called "gospel music" and even ministers on the pulpit who might make mistakes on scriptures. we have to do our homework.

  4. Hi Floyd, I agree.

    I am sure many will read this and say, "They are just judging." I don't ask anyone to take my words for anything. As you said, each must study to show themselves approved.

    What is going on right now in many "churches" and "church settings" has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ.

    Imagine when Jesus went into the temple and chased out the money changers with a whip. People probably thought He had lost His mind. They clearly saw nothing wrong with what they were doing. They had wandered so far from God - in their hearts - that they had no idea their fellowships together had become defiled in God's eyes. They had changed the house of prayer into a den of thieves.

    I don't care if the person is famous. I don't care if the person was once a great singer or minister for God. I don't care if someone if your favorite first cousin. If one is perverting the Gospel and doing exactly what God says not to do, then one is NOT of the Lord.

    I am sure there were likely some individuals there who knew this has gone too far. But they must pray for boldness to stand against these perversions and not simply go along with them. It is not "love" to sit quietly as people march their way into Hell.

  5. Here are a few short video commentaries along the same line that speak for themselves: "Christian" band Third Day at the Grammy's

    The fact that they were at the Grammy's is enough...do they know there really is no difference between their "church" than the Springsteen "church"?

    From last year's Super Bowl. Deion Sanders is in the TD Jakes camp...He says "it's all about the inner self": Deion and Diddy

    Many young Christians do not realize the snare that has been set by partaking with these "celebraties" and thinking that they are just average, everyday Christians...they are NOT!

  6. Wow! I've never watched these gospel award shows and I definitely don't watch BET but, news like this hurts my heart. Those of us who have the wisdom of God and an understanding of His word need to pray for these people. I believe that the secular entertainment industry as well as the gospel industry are very aware of the spirit in which they are operating in so, considering that, they still need prayer but, it's as if they have already chosen to serve the Devil. So, I'm mostly concerned for those who believe in Christ but have been taught a false doctrine, the "false converts". Those who have been deceived to believe that the behavior they see at these gospel shows is acceptable in the eyes of Christ.

    I also wanted to say that some of the comments mentioned how people need to study for themselves to know the truth of Gods word and I agree 100% because the bible tells us this. So, my question is, how can a false convert who obviously does not have the Holy Spirit residing in him/her read the bible and gain revelation? Well, they can't because they're mind is carnal; and a carnal person cannot understand Godly things. The reason true Christians can read the bible and get revelation and transform their minds is because they have the Holy Spirit. Christ is there revealing the scriptures to them. So, basically what I am saying is that those of use who do have Christ on the inside need to pray for these people. They are obviously blind to the truth and they need to be set free! I also think we should pray for those God has called to Pastoral positions. That they will desire to know the truth of Gods word and that they seek His wisdom, not possessions; so that more people can hear the truth and be saved. Until then, I will continue to pray for them and be a light in darkness.

    Thanks for the post!

  7. AMen sister. I can't believe Yolanda Adams-what is she wearing. Where is the shame. It has become a huge embarrassment. Steve Harvey has become their spokesperson.

  8. Thank you sis. And yes this year will be the separation.

  9. Thanks for this message. It is much needed. I saw bits and pieces. I am shocked at Yolanda Adams, what is she wearing?? And now Steve Harvery is the spokesman?? I just pray 4 them.

  10. An example of why we can't trust all "Gospel" music.



  11. "I've learned to operate in my own reality. I've learned to operate in my own consciousness."

    Yup, he sure has.

    "I am not going to speak for the Christian community."

    Nope, he sure isn't.

    Welcome to the new Christianity, otherwise known as Humanism.


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