Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Blatant Apostate


Hold on to your hats and get ready. I'm about to show you some of the most blatant apostasy I've ever seen, at least in terms of a news story carried by Christian media.

Get a load of the "Reverend" Jim Swilley, a "pastor" in Georgia. According to this Christian Post article, the good bishop is not only homosexual and proud of it, he also openly demonstrates that he doesn't care what God's Word has to say on the subject.

I could go line by line and rip his statements to shreds, but I don't think it's really necessary. He does a fantastic job of condemning himself out of his own mouth. He doesn't want to argue Scripture because Scripture is abundantly clear about what God thinks of homosexual behavior.

As a final observation, Bishop Swilley says he is "at peace" with God. Not quite. Instead, this false "peace" can be more likely traced to the Holy Spirit stopping His conviction on a rebelling heart. Scripture says that God will not strive with man forever. The Lord Jesus also makes it pretty clear that if the Holy Spirit doesn't draw you, you're not coming to saving faith. You won't even want to. Bishop Swilley is a good example of what we're in for in the days ahead in terms of the spiritual condition of the planet. It's just what we expect prior to Christ's return.

I'll leave aside any puns on the Bishop's last name. But you can put two and two together.

2 comments:

lee n. field said...

Does he claim to be celibate? Or, like Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, does he dive right in?

thomastwitchell said...

I appreciate that you pointed out that his peace could be the work of the Holy Spirit hardening his heart. It truly is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the angry God.