Jezebel as an apostate religious authority
** I am just using this one person as an example. There are many apostates and heretics in the church. Many websites address the multiple false teachers and prophets. I am using this person because we do not hear much about her, yet she has mislead many. Pray for her.
Seemingly calm, serene, idealistic, educated, inspiring to many. But what is wrong?
A. Denial and flawed logic to support a rebellion against biblical truth, or any truth.
I recently debated the “homosexuality is a sin” issue with a couple of gays. The actual arguments are not relevant here. But to try to “trump” me, they quoted
Rev. Dr. Mona West, who wrote the article, “The Bible and Homosexuality”
Here Dr. West decides homosexuality is not a sin by twisted rationalizations, and deliberate, unjustified misinterpretations. She claims:
1. Sodom story: the sodomites were not condemned and destroyed for homosexual sins, but because
a. they were trying to rape the angels to show cultural dominance, not homosexual lust.
b. they did not show hospitality !!! 😦
However, the bible does not say this. This interpretation is deliberately wrong. The intended rape is due to lust.
And many people were rude throughout history, but none of them were destroyed by fire and brimstone for it.
God had already condemned the city before the angels even showed up, so her statement is
2. She then quotes Leviticus, which is VERY clear as to meaning, and then totally denies it has anything to do with homosexual acts:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (18:22)
“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (20:13)
She claims it is a rule to prevent social dominance over their Mediterranean neighbors by performing anal intercourse with them!! However, it is clear that the bible never says this, nor mentions the neighbors. She is making things up again. God is referring to same sex relations. This PhD does not apparently think like one, and is not willing to understand the clear command against a man being with a man in a carnal way.
3.. Dr West apparently does not want to properly interpret Romans 1:26-27 either, and uses the Mediterranean neighbors again as an excuse. She has come up with a fantastical argument of sexual dominance by anal intercourse as a new way to wage war, and win over enemies If only the ancient biblical nations had agreed, this would have saved much bloodshed. I do not recall David fighting Goliath in this way, for example.
4. . She finally concludes that the Bible is not the revelation of God, only Jesus is, even though Jesus is quoted in the Bible. She equates believing what the Bible says as idolatry. Now since the bible is the only record of what Jesus taught, she has just contradicted herself. She is also implying that she is so special that she has the revelation of Jesus, and scholars over thousands of years have not, while rejecting the Bible as idolatry.
Her thinking pattern is disconnected and irrational. It is mentally disturbed. Analogy: She is basically claiming that the sky is not blue, but it has trees in it, so it must be orange.
Conclusion: Repeat of same pattern seen in other Jezebels : She just lies, and uses some form of authority to persuade others, who apparently are looking for a lie to believe in. There is nothing rational or valid about her conclusions. But she does not care. It works for her, because people are looking for lies to believe in. Their acceptance of her lies makes what she says “true.” So now God has to change his Word to fit in with her thinking.
B. The success, then, is dependent upon people who are desperate to hear a lie, because the truth is so obvious. Success is with the ignorant and sinful, people looking for excuses to sin, not the spiritually wise and holy. Somehow, they think Jesus allowed for a permissive interpretation of “carnal love” to replace holiness.
But Jesus said:
Jn 14:15 If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Jn 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me
1 Jn 2:3 And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments
1 Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
2 Jn 6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
Rev 12:17 who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
Rev 14:12 Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
Nowhere in the teaching of Jesus did he allow for fornication, homosexuality, abortion or other apostate issues of today. He made it clear if we love God, and Him, we will walk in obedience and love. This love is spiritual, not carnal. People who walk in carnal love obey their flesh, not the Spirit of God.
C. Credentials questioned.
2Tim 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth..
In this case, I was curious as to how someone with both a Master’s in Divinity, and a PhD in Theology from a known seminary could be so obviously corrupt or stupid. I therefore ventured upon calling the Louisville, Ky Southern Baptist Seminary to check on her credentials outlined in her online resume.
They confirmed she went there. However, the interpretations she presents do not reflect the obvious theology she would have studied at the seminary. So she either deceived the seminary, being a closet lesbian, and learned facts which she never internalized as truth, or she changed her orientation afterwards. I believe she was a lesbian all along, but deceived the school. It is a short time between when she graduated in 1987, and when she started writing heresy (1990), and transferred to the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) by 1992. She apparently waited until after she graduated to start writing as, and admitting to, being a lesbian. When I talked to the school, they indicated her theology was inconsistent with the school’s philosophy.
Mona completely rejects the Word of God, even though she spent years studying it, and having the opportunity to learn it properly. Apparently, her need to justify her sin was much stronger than her desire to know the truth of God’s Word, as God meant it to be interpreted. Now, she spreads her heresies to encourage homosexuals to believe that homosexuality is not condemned by the Bible, but actually is approved by it. She has an unrepentant heart, and leads others in this direction.
This is a good example of the apostasy predicted in the Bible, where even the elect of God are deceived, and are deceiving many. The salvation of many people have been lost through her apostate leadership.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Jam 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
1Jo 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
While some people sin out of ignorance, this person deliberately rejected the Word of God as idolatry, , and set up her own opinion, and herself, as the “real truth.” This is true idolatry.