Email from brucermillslast MILLS: “SPIRITUAL EUNUCHS” 8/09/2022 Posted by Pastor Randy Burbank for “Kingdom Pastor”
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Original post @ https://kingdompastor.wordpress.com/2022/07/23/spiritual-eunuchs/
1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves snipe their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient…
… rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! 2 Timothy chapter 3, verses 1 through 5, from the New Living Translation
Just the other day I was reading what a fellow clergy from my Tribe was writing about some things written by John Wesley. He took a snippet here and there and concluded that the word “eunuch” really means effeminate–not someone who had been castrated. Another one of his conclusions was that Wesley would have accepted homosexuals as “ministers of the Gospel”. In other words, homosexuality isn’t actually a sin. And this is not an isolated view, unfortunately. Claiming to be inspired by The Holy Spirit, 2,000 years of Orthodox teaching about God’s designed Sexual Ethic, as well as the Old Testament, has been flawed.
And now, our Tribal Leadership is declaring that they are being inspired by The Holy Spirit to lead the rest of us down a path that was described by Paul in his last letter to Timothy. The result for our Tribe, and other Tribes as well, is an institution that has denied the true work of The Holy Spirit. Now, I don’t doubt their sincerity; but since when has sincerity been exclusively tied to The Truth? They have a “spirit” leading them, for sure. But it’s not the Holy Spirit! Why say this? Because The Holy Spirit will never lead us to something that is outside the boundaries of The Bible. The Bible is the Boundary Line for us in all matters of faith and conduct. Some are denying this to be true, but they are wrong!
The prophet Jeremiah wrote in Jeremiah chapter 17, verse 9: “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” This is exactly why we need The Bible. Notice the words Jeremiah used: most deceitful and desperately wicked. Without The Holy Spirit, we are powerless to change this! AND without The Bible as The Truth, the result is spiritual eunuchs. They are incapable of reproducing Followers Of Jesus, just as a literal eunuch doesn’t have the balls to reproduce another human being. We can be led by The Holy Spirit or we can be led by spiritual eunuchs. The choice is ours. One will lead us into a spiritual awakening that hasn’t been seen in a very long time. The other will lead us into–NOTHING! I close today’s musings with one of John Wesley’s thoughts–thoughts that are truly prophetic within the United Methodist Church leadership:
“I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid, lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power.”
John Wesley, August 4, 1786