1. Throughout the Bible there are various phrases used to describe the people of God.
A. His children
B. His sheep
H. Also, the temple of God, the body of Christ, the family of God
What exactly is the meaning of the word Christian?
In the Greek - Christianos – follower of Christ
Root from Christos meaning anointed
Root of khree-o being consecrated to religious service
Root of Khra-om-ahee – to give an oracle or message – being used as a channel or instrument
However, we are to be on guard.
Beware of false christs – is a grave matter – of extreme importance.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise
Psuedochristos – meaning false christ
Pseudomai – to utter an untruth or attempt to deceive by falsehood
Root psuedes – untrue – erroneous, deceitful, wicked
And from christos – which means anointed
Therefore, we must beware of those who falsly claim to be the anointed.
The Bible is quite clear that sodomites shall not enter into the gates of Heaven and yet, Rick Warren with his multi-million dollar ministry and world wide outreach has applauded Obama's decision to have openly homosexual Bishop Gene Robinson give a prayer at one of the inaugeration ceremonies. This is outrageous!
In fact, when Obama announced that Rick Warren, author of the immensley popular book, "The Purpose Driven Live" would deliver the invocation prayer at the swearing-in ceremony of the president, Robinson said, "it was like a slap in the face."
Why? Warren openly supported California's Proposition 8 in November which would define within the state's constitutuion that marriage is only between one man and one woman. The voters approved the Prop 8 by a huge margin and the Hollywood sleeze came out in full force marching through the streets in rabid anger.
Christianity Today quoted Warren who says, "President-elect Obamas has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground. I applaud his desire to be the presdient of every citizen."
Warren's ignorance of the U.S. Constitution is scary enough, but his blatant disregard for Biblical teaching is Satanic. Is that going too far? No! You either support Scripture or you deny Scripture. Yes, there is much confusion about many things of a Biblical nature. However, there are some things that will forever be plain as day. Sodomy is a capitol sin.
Every Christian who has ever purchased one of Warren's books should toss them aside for trash pickup. Its not that everything he says is wrong. But its easy to swallow the poison if it tastes so sweet.
I am not surprised at Obama's choise of Robinson. After all, he has emphatically stood behind the sodomite community and has vowed to pass ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) and to work against DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). The first law would force Christians and Christian businesses to employ homosexuals or face expensive trials, fines and possible jail time. DOMA would disallow any states from passing gay-marriage laws. Yes, there is change - a - comin'!
And why is America continuing to slip further down the slope into all out perversion? It is because false shepherds like Warren or Billy Graham refuse to stand for righteousness - they would rather have the love of the unGodly.