Monday, August 26, 2019

Pete Buttigieg: The Apostle Of Apostasy

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Associated Press said this weekend, "Republicans... have built a loyal following among white evangelicals" but presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg "is trying to demonstrate that there's a strong religiosity among Democrats, too."

In fact, AP titled their feature on "married" Pete and his "husband," "Buttigieg Making Faith-Based Appeal To Voters In 2020 Bid."

While invoking Scripture, Buttigieg is denouncing the clear teaching of Scripture on homosexual behavior, and the press loves it--- with a tone of reverence and authority, they publish and broadcast his every missive on morality.

Be informed.

Webster says an "apostle" is someone who initiates a moral reform. And Webster says "apostasy" is "the abandonment of a religious belief."

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, or "Mayor Pete" as he likes to be called, tells the Associated Press and a small crowd in Iowa,
"There's a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don't see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving your neighbor and taking care of the least among us, and feeding the poor."

Buttigieg, currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and presidential candidate has certainly captured the heart of Associated Press and the broadcast media.

They love his message...and his image. He is far-left progressive, Harvard graduate, socialist if he needs to be, gay, "married", a devout "Christian" and talking with his "husband" about having a child.

AP quotes Rev. Elizabeth Bell, a United Methodist pastor-- "What Pete says about welcoming the stranger, visiting those in prison, that's what Jesus calls on us to do."

Pete told AP, "My goal is for people of faith who believe that it has some implications for how they participate in politics to be aware that they have choices."

CNN is so struck by his spiritual insights that they spent most of a 10-minute interview seeking spiritual and biblical insight from Pete.

The press is obsessed with Pete, not because they believe he will be the next president of the United States, but because he is advancing a new, so-called "biblical" moral "reform" regarding human sexuality and marriage---and he's doing it in the name of the Lord.

Buttigieg, to a standing ovation, told a recent crowd, "My husband will be an amazing father."

Pete makes a case for social justice, repeating the Christian Left message of Jim Wallis and others in nearly every speech, but it is the misrepresentation of Scripture regarding human sexuality and marriage that captures the ear and heart of the media.

He is the apostle of apostasy.

He is urging Christians to do the right thing, ignore Scripture and embrace a new normal in human sexuality. Pete says we must understand the Bible in the context in which it was given. Verses on human sexuality mean something different in today's culture.

AP quotes a political activist, "I've heard him on numerous occasions be able to explain the left-leaning notions of faith and put them into terms I feel like people on the right might understand."

Buttigieg: "The opportunity is greater than ever."

He has a point. Evangelicals and mainline congregants have been anesthetized by the torrent of words with new meanings flooding over the culture. Words like "gay, equality, tolerance"---and a herd of words relating to transgenderism, have flooded over our culture with a numbing effect.

In 2012, a pro-homosexual group published a Bible translation called the "Queen James Bible," based on the 1769 version of the King James Bible. Homosexual activists try to make the case that King James was gay.

Our kids are indoctrinated and baptized by homosexual activists under the guise of education in the public school classroom. Those indoctrination classes begin today for some states and next week for others.

A closer look at what the Bible actually teaches on the subject.

1. Scripture is clear that homosexual behavior is sin.

Genesis 18:20, 19:5; Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Rom,ans 1:26, 27; I Corinthians 6: 9, 10:1; I Timothy 1:10.

Buttigieg has quoted former pastor Matthew Vines who has taken to reinterpreting key passages of Scripture on homosexuality or even denying outright that these passages mean what they clearly say.

Vines, like Barack Obama, is fond of declaring that Scriptures which deal with homosexual behavior are marginal or insignificant as compared to helping the poor.

2. Scripture is clear on marriage.

In Genesis when God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him," he created a woman.

Adam's immediate response to Eve was, "This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh."

The chapter, Genesis 2:23, closes with a beautiful illustration of marriage:

"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."

God created marriage as between one man and one woman. Every successful civilization and every major religion in the history of the world has recognized marriage as between one man and one woman.

Until now.

3. Sodom and Gomorrah.

Most Christians generally know the story, however, the Pete Buttigieg's of our contemporary culture, say with assurance--"No, no, people misunderstand what the Bible is teaching" on Sodom and Gomorrah.

The current explanation by activists is that in the text, Lot's refusal to introduce his guests to the men of the city was "inhospitality."

Another version of misinterpretation of these Scriptures is that the issue was gang rape. This is the position the Queen James Bible takes.

4. Romans 1:26, 27.

The true Apostle Paul is explaining the sinfulness of man, "who exchanged the truth of God for the lie" and man's willing rejection of God.

However, when Pete Buttigieg speaks of what he has learned at his Episcopal Church and how his "marriage" to his husband has drawn him closer to God, Christians have got to understand what his church is teaching him.

John Shelby Spong, a homosexual advocate and retired bishop of the Episcopal Church, characterizes the Apostle Paul as something and someone very different than who he was.

Spong has written,
"Yes, I am convinced that Paul of Tarsus was a gay man, deeply repressed, self loathing, rigid in denial, bound by the law that he hoped could keep this thing that he judged to be so unacceptable, totally under control, a control that so profound that even Paul did not have to face this fact about himself."

This teaching is laid out in the Queen James Bible, concluding that Paul was reacting negatively to his own homosexual behavior.

5. Conclusion.

Try as they might, the arguments of the homosexual apostles simply are not convincing to an informed biblical Christian, but the uninformed are being led astray.

The Church has got to stand on the authority of Scripture on this, and all other matters.

Our world is swirling in deception. While there are those who declare "God is dead"---there are also those who declare, in the name of the Lord, that God's Word does not say what it says or mean what it means.

Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.