Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Two female pastors who met as choir girls some 30 years ago recently got married at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey, to the chagrin of one bride’s Pentecostal father who firmly declares she has been tricked by the devil.
“My father would not come here because he does not believe in same-sex marriage,” Pastor Twanna Gause told The New York Times about her Aug. 24 nuptials to her best friend, Pastor Vanessa Brown. “He told me the devil tricked me into this, and that if we had been married in biblical times, we would have been stoned to death.”
The Rev. Sam Gause Sr., who is affiliated with the Center of Hope Church of God in Christ in Riverdale, Georgia, was invited to his daughter’s wedding to Brown but he declined due to “differences in theological beliefs,” The New York Times said.
“Twanna very well knows I’m not for that kind of lifestyle,” Rev. Gause, who divorced his daughter’s mother in 1996, told the publication after her wedding to Brown.
“I believe that God wanted us to procreate through a natural process, and by no means am I happy about this because it is unnatural,” he said. “I look at homosexuality as a mental disorder. If I start to tell you that I am an elephant, and start to behave as an elephant, that’s my choice, I choose to become an elephant. But you would probably choose to call a mental institution.”
Twanna, 45, is listed as the pastor of worship and liturgy at Rivers of Living Water Ministries located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood. Her new wife is listed as the church’s senior pastor. In a video on the church’s homepage, Vanessa, 46, explains that their church is predominantly LGBT.
The church is a favorite of gays and lesbians who want to ‘wed before God’.
One of the clearest prophecies of the end times is when Jesus Christ compared that time to the events that occured prior to the floods during Noah’s and Lot’s time, and it was not just sexual immorality but more specifically, homosexuality.
For every lawful, God-given privilege, Satan has a counterfeit to suggest. The holy, pure thought he seeks to replace with the impure. For the sanctity of married love he would substitute permissiveness, unfaithfulness, excess, and perversion; premarital sex, adultery, animalism in and outside of marriage, and homosexuality. All are referred to in this chapter.—Compilers. 1MCP 220.3
Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.