Church in Canada Nullifies Woman's Membership Due to Her Unrepentant Lesbianism
A Canadian woman who is in a same-sex relationship turned to Facebook and the media after her church informed her that she was no longer welcome as a member. The church pushed her to repent of homosexuality on multiple occasions, but she refused.
Kimberley Mills explained to The Star that she had spent four years as a member of Cavalry Baptish Church, and even served as a youth leader. Despite belonging to the church for years, she was hesitant to â€ścome outâ€ť to the church community after hearing a sermon in which homosexuality was denounced.
She did, however, tell a few women in her Bible study group that she had been with another woman for a number of years. She later revealed the same information to others over a roundtable discussion....
chapter by chapter, verse by verse. There is also a necessity to preach clear strong evangelistic sermons from Biblical passages aimed at unbelievers, though there should be evangelistic applications in the main teaching as well.
It is very sad that churches are careless in this matter. In places like Canada, certain states in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, here in Britain, and in many countries in Continental Europe persecution on this LGBT / Transgender issue is really beginning in earnest.
1). Churches must start declining official charity status or receiving any government money or tax exemption, because it will come with strings attached.
2). They must ascertain the spiritual and moral state of potential members when they apply for membership, and all members must agree to the statement of faith and doctrine of the church.
3). All office holders of the church, not only pastors, elders deacons, and evangelists, but also Sunday school teachers, youth workers, womenâ€™s group leaders, even ushers and anyone else involved in an official ministry of the church must be thoroughly examined and approved before they take office, and held accountable.
4). Church discipline must be applied lovingly, firmly, rigorously and there should be clear biblical counselling and restoration available when people get right with the Lord and repent.
5). The Bible must be taught thoroughly in the preaching and teaching of the church, preferably by means of consecutive, expository teaching, book by book, chapt
I once was a church member at a very large church. They didnâ€™t know me from Adam but I had to go through a criminal background check before I could volunteer in the church childrenâ€™s department. Now, I was poor and did as I was told. But, one day, in walked in a deacon and announced I had a volunteer ( a nephew of a wealthy widow whose purse was always open), and the man was high as a kite. A friend went to the indiscernible deacon and asked if they would as the man to agree to criminal background check, he declined. And his lovely aunt was incensed but later admitted she was only helping the nephew out. He was later arrested for drug possession. Churches need to cautious but have common sense. The rusty door hinge of church discipline has to consistent, truthful and loving. But homosexuality has slithered in the church and acted like a wounded bird but is a bird of prey.
Some churches simply don't care who teaches there, as long as they look good on the outside. Many times I visit some church, and people invite me to teach their children class, or bible study without even knowing who I am. Many people see an experienced and educated person and they immediatelly sacrifice their kids to them, which is why I hate things like that, the church becomes a free babysitting club open to all, rather than the church. I have a very low opinion of the modern church, which is strange because sermon audio has so many good preachers, but it's not represented in the real world.
One could argue that they followed the Matthew 18 model with multiple opportunities to repent. But I am merely speculating and you brothers have very valid points.
One also has to wonder how well they knew the woman who was involved with their youth.
These are indeed difficult days, and may the Lord lead the elders of this church to both address the woman caught up in unrepentance as well as the coming storm of Canadian progressive liberalism that is undoubtedly crashing upon them.
â€śThe church pushed her to repent of homosexuality on multiple occasions, but she refused.â€ť Why multiple occasions? Paul didnâ€™t tell the church at Corinth to give their resident fornicator â€śmultiple chancesâ€ť to repent. He told them to turn him over to Satan right then and there. Fortunately the man did repent later and was received back into the church. Maybe this woman would have, too, if she had been dealt with scripturally from the outset.