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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
PROFANE AND THE HOLY
UPDATED December 2020

By Steve Van Nattan


The key verse for this study is:

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

The holy will not be too hard to determine, but what is profane?

Indeed, what does the word "profane" mean in the English of King James?

Also, whose job is it to set the standards of what is holy and what is profane?

WORD STUDY

Holy-
qodesh ko'-desh; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity:--consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, holy portion, thing, saint, sanctuary.

Profane-
chol khole; properly, exposed; hence, profane:--common, profane (place), unholy.

In the Old Testament the word "Holy" is almost always associated with those things, people, places and teachings, which are totally dedicated to God or for service to God.

The word "profane" has to do with everything else, both ordinary things and activities, as well as things which are sinful or vulgar. The word "common" is the key. God and all things Holy are distinguished as uncommon, not of the ordinary sort, but dedicated to God.

Here is a table to show you what is meant by the word "profane" in King James English from 1611 AD. The word included in our text means a lot more than we think of today. "Profanity" is the main use of the word "profane" today, and profanity is narrowly used regarding vulgar speech. You need to see that that which is Holy is VERY unique, and we must not carelessly claim that anything we do or say or indulge in is holy just because it is not sinful.

HOLY
PROFANE

The Word of God
Read it, not just a decoration

Any name of God the Father, Son or
Holy Spirit

Psalms, hymns, spiritual songs
Only when they are entirely based on sound doctrine and the Bible. Gushy rushy rubbish "hymns" in CCM worship are NOT Holy

Bible based Christian fellowship

Good works for no other reason than that Jesus would do the same thing.

Teaching a child to pray to Jesus

Helping a Muslim, Mormon, or Seventh Day Adventist, indeed, anyone in error, leave their error and come to Christ

Loving and helping ugly people
in Jesus' name

Giving without hoping for return

Using your spiritual gift

Dying in Jesus Christ

A merry heart

 

In this regard we need to discuss the word "anointed"

The guitar in the worship group of musicians is NOT anointed.

The pulpit is not anointed

The singer may very well not be anointed.

A thing is not anointed because it was a blessing. An apple of hamburger can be a blessing, but that does not mean it is anointed and Holy.

Anointing is ONLY done to those things which God himself calls HOLY.

Read that again please.

SINFUL-- PROFANE

"Profanity" talk in the modern meaning of the word

Foolish jesting

Filthy and cruel gestures

Rock music anywhere (CCM)

Adultery
(Active or in movies)

Sodomy
Especially sodomite marriage

Suggestive nakedness and public sexual displays *

Gossip

All lying
(If you do not want to answer, simply say so)

Cheating anyone out of what they are due, even the IRS

Bitterness, any kind

Discrimination based on evil intentions

Murder, including hate

Attending "church" for any reason other than to worship God, and seek edification and fellowship

Making oneself attractive or popular for reasons of my own

The Pope's hat, pointy toed shoes, and everything between

All world religions not exclusively centered on Jesus Christ and the King James Bible

Teaching doctrinal error

Superstition or any object I need to be right with God

Excessive Bling Bling and Tattoos like the heathen

COMMON-- PROFANE

Apples (Unless you throw it at an old lady)

Coffee and a donut
Now, three donuts... Hmmmm

Easy listening instrumental music

Automobile
Unless it is an obsession or destroys me in debt

Computer
Sin enters when the topics in the SINFUL PROFANE column enter the computer

A hobby

Fishing and hunting
(with a license)

Humor that is not dirty or hurtful

Kings, Presidents, and Dictators

A church house with no one in it

Books with no filthy talk or evil speculations

Keeping a garden

Ladies wearing feminine
modest slacks
The sin would be if they are too tight and too much wiggle in the walk.

Sex
Sex is not holy in the sense that God is holy. Sex is a pleasure given to us to enjoy in the marriage bond. There is no sex in heaven.

Wedding ring or marriage license
(God puts marriage together)

Coffee any of my readers
send to me



* Suggestive nakedness- A woman with extreme cleavage and a plunging neckline is far more suggestive than the nakedness of men in Russia who jump into icy water naked in the middle of the winter to prove their manly prowess.

 

TAKING STOCK

I now need to ask myself and you some questions:

1. So, I do not feel a lot of guilt in the Sinful Profane category, but how much of my time is in the Common Profane compared to the Holy? Ouch. Am I just coasting in spiritual things while I watch football and play computer games?

2. Am I judging or offending a brother for something he truly believes is in the Common Profane, while to me it is Sinful Profane? I like Big Band jazz, like Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. My Dad felt sinful listening to it because of his days before his salvation when he danced to that music in ball rooms. Thus, my obligation to my Dad was to not play that music so as not to offend him. But, it would have been insane to judge my Dad for his standard. And, to convince him I was right would have been to invite him to backslide.

3. Do I know someone who is destroying himself with the Common or Sinful Profane? Do I love him in Christ enough to come along side and call him to attention IN LOVE, not in judgment, and JUST between us alone? Or, do I murder him by asking for prayer for him in prayer meeting so that the saints can hear the juicy gossip?

4. Does my local church or pastor have a long list of Common Profane things he has made into sin? If so, should I be looking for another fellowship? Am I obligated to live under legal arrangements that are not of God?

5. So, what is my single most distracting thing right now, that is, the Common Profane thing, which is calling me away from my Savior? Do I care about this enough to destroy this Common Profane thing and send it to the Sinful Profane column "that I may win Christ?" Am I doing this because I determined it with my Bible in hand, or am I doing this because Reverend Wonderful convinced me to?

 

HOW DO I DISTINGUISH THE SINFUL PROFANE
FROM THE COMMON PROFANE?

1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Decency is gone from modern culture, especially in the USA, Australia, and Europe, but decency is also falling away all over the world. The media, and the tendency of human nature to degrade rather than improve, is a perpetual tension. So, what is decent for YOU? Anything less than that standard you set between you and God is PROFANE. It is at least common, and possibly actually sinful.


1 Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

Can you take the Common Profane with thanksgiving, such as, "Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you for this big smelly cigar." You can? Just do not ask Jesus, "Why, Lord?" after you get lung cancer.

 

Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Any pastor who makes Baptist Sharia laws for the people of God is like a Pharisee who wants to be followed and exalted by people. His claim to be making standards and laws "for the good of the people," or, "because this church needs standards," is a cover story for a twisted and perverse egomaniac. Stay away from this man-- he is "light and treacherous." And, Any pastor who takes over the work of convicting of sin in the believers life will be chastened by God. Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. If you local church poplet law giver is never chastened by God, he is a devil, not a born again Bible believer.

 

2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Teach and instruct, pastor. If you are making standards and rules for the people of your local church it is because you are too blasted lazy to "study to show thyself approved unto God," and thus, you cannot teach your people the Scriptural truths they can use to SET THEIR OWN STANDARDS. Also, when you set the standards and rules of conduct for the local church, you show that you simply do not believe the Holy Spirit can do it better than you can. You are actually blaspheming the Holy Ghost, and for that you may burn in hell. TEACH OR BURN.

 

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

There are many preachers today who claim to know what is profane and what is holy for the people they minister to. These men always intrude on the conscience of the believers and overrule their liberty in one area or in many. It is a holy calling to identify these men and warn the saints about their wickedness.

 

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

When a pastor starts making rules of conduct for you and your family..... when he tells you that he must make rules for the church, and these rules are all about your costume and how you look, RUN FOR COVER. This man is not a Bible teacher. The only thing he will use the Bible for is proof texts to make rules for you and your family. The rules of your conduct which you live by, and which you teach to your wife and children, MUST BE YOURS, not the preacher's. They must have developed out of your relationship with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.

 

2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

Peter does not tell you what manner of person you should be. He asks YOU to determine what kind of person YOU should be by challenging YOU to look for the coming of YOUR Lord. What will your Lord find you doing in your life and in your family? This is for YOU to determine, and for YOU to act upon. Stop letting some preacher or Baptist Convention tell you the standards of Holy living for your Lord. Figure it out for yourself with that old black backed KJV 1611.

 

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

The final authority in your life is Jesus Christ as revealed to you in his Word, NOT what is fashionable in the world around you.

Is it time to do some house cleaning?

Sober up, saint.

Be holy like Jesus is holy, NOT like Reverend Wonderful is allegedly holy.

I am reminded of mama pelicans who eat the food for their chicks and then puke it back up to feed the chicks. Is that chick YOU?

 

 

BAPTIST SHARIA LAW

Many pastors today have set up what amounts to Sharia law in the local church. They have laws on the length of a hem line, the length of men's hair, and whether or not a woman can wear slacks. Then, these buzzards break down these laws into sub-points just like the Pharisees of Jesus' day. If a woman can wear slacks, they cannot be blue jeans with a fly..... that is for men. The slacks can be worn for gardening, but not in public. Slacks can never be worn at church, and maybe never to go shopping. Once this process starts its evolution, it seems to grow more and more complicated, and it also becomes very likely that you will break one of the preacher's laws and be arrested by him.

The irony is, this Baptist preacher we are talking about has a slim trim dumb blond for a wife, and she comes to church in a sleek scarlet satin dress, mind you, collar to the neck and hem two inches from the floor, but she looks like she was poured into it like Marilyn Monroe. And, she flips her hair around in a fetching manner when talking to the men in the church. BAH!

A church in Michigan near where I pastored had a church law that all men must wear a coat and tie. Several of the old county boys in that church pulled 1960s double knit checked trousers out of the closet, and they added top coats and ties that screamed "WEIRD." They looked like buffoons, and some of them actually knew they were weird looking, and when I talked to them, they showed they felt weird. They lost their comfortable personality which God gave them. Weird is wonderful on the Internet when you actually choose to see those "Ten Most Weird" people of the world etc. But, to demand that the saints have to spend large cash for a new suit when they can look modest and neat in slacks and a decent shirt is, A- Not required in the Bible, and B- cruel. Preacher, some of your people cannot afford your damned Sharia laws.

The whole point of the teaching of Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and all the Old Testament writers was to bring the individual saint to the point where THEY could tell the difference between the profane and the holy. When I find a church with a pastor who makes hundreds of picky little laws, and he may also import a batch of legal codes from Bob Jones Unifarsity, I always assume I have found a church where the pastor has secret sins in the area of adultery, rage or pedophilia. They so often go together. And, the guru law giver seems to end up sitting in prison like Jack Schaap, or suing his former disciples for revealing his adultery like Doug Phillips.

Back in the 1960s when I was in college in Southern California I would go to Christian concerts. They were attended mostly by Baptists, Pentecostals, and Assembly of God. One time I asked my friend Irvin Pearce what the big deal was with the beehive hair styles on some of the girls. He had been delivered by the Lord from the Assembly of God, and he told me that the AOG had a law that the ladies could no wear makeup. So, they blew their hair up high, and in the end, they got way more attention than if they have put on some lip stick.

You see, when you pastors vainly try to enforce holiness by your damned Baptist Sharia Law, what you get is clever ladies, men, and teens who find other ways to feel worldly while keeping your laws. You do NOT get holy people, and in the end, you have to keep adding law after law to control the wandering sheep. This is all because YOU are unholy, your laws are Pharisaical, and so the source of the law code was compromised from the get go.

While I was at BIOLA University in the 1960s the psychology department did a research of BIOLA, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and Bob Jones University. In that era, no Christian college had more strict rules of conduct than Bob Jones, and Westmont had possibly the least strict rules of any Christian college. The result of the research showed that Bob Jones University, BIOLA and Westmont College all had the same percentage of women students drop out from becoming pregnant. The Bob Jones Sharia law did not do what it was meant to do.

And, you lame brained preachers need to understand that when YOU make the rules, instead of teaching the Bible and letting the Holy Ghost change people, your damned Sharia law does not make people holy. In fact, it makes them spiritually lazy and the slave of another sinner-- YOU! You are an abject fool if you believe your silly law code makes for mature saints.

Preacher, you may be wondering by now why I am so rough on you boys of the cloth, right? The reason is this-- YOU are the ones exclusively who make these stupid Pharisaical laws. This wickedness happens to belong to the preaching mob and no one else. So, you need to have the hammer put to you, or you will all go on damning people to hell with your law. Oh, is that too rough? Well, why do you have this problem of wondering on Sunday morning if the people in front of you are really born again. Admit it, I have heard many of you moan about this. Well, a lot of those uncertain "saints" are that way because they come to your church to keep your law code and use you to feel right with God by proxy. YOU are damning them to hell, sir.

Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Then there are the Patriarch Movement, Reformed churches and Dominion Bastard Sons who have another set of extra-biblical laws. The chief law is that the married members must have all the babies they can, even if it kills the wife in childbirth. They also have laws about keeping the women of the church dumb and segregated as to spiritual things. Only men can do the heavy thinking, which reminds us of Mohammed who said that a woman was only half the intelligence of a man. Girls are not to be taught spiritual things by their fathers. The bride starts learning doctrine from her husband after they are married. "And, many other such things ye do."

Bill Gothard, that famous sodomite hugger and fornicator, has also added a load of these stupid laws, as has Mike Pearl.

We need to review the theme verses of this study. I want to know why you cannot learn the difference between the profane and the holy from your King James Bible.

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.

 

MIXTURE

God hates mixture. He went to a lot of trouble to teach the Jews of Israel to avoid mixture. Here is an example of God teaching by laws which illustrate his will for us.

Leviticus 19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

There seems to be no scientific reason for this law. So, we must conclude that it is teaching God's people a principle of life in general. God wants the holy to be 100% holy, and he wants the profane to be 100% profane. But, most importantly, God wants no mixture in our lives.

The most deadly area today in which Christians mix the profane and holy is in music, both in their private choices and in their church music and worship.

This is possibly the most extreme example I have ever seen of mixing the profane and the holy.
SILENT NIGHT AS PERFORMED BY A HILLSONG CHURCH

Do you know where the world ends and godliness starts?

In other words, do you regularly stop and ask yourself if you are combining something holy from the Lord with something profane from the world?

How can you tell that you are about to make a devilish mixture of something in your life?

If you make up your mind want an issue of life to come out a certain way, Satan (of Google) will send you someone to tell you that you are right. So, the other question to ask is, have I changed a standard I once had to a new standard. If so, why? Were you making the standard stronger or loosening up on it?

I will use the classic Fundamental Baptist standard, hopefully without getting into the debate behind it. I am talking about the standard, which many Christians have adopted, not to drink any alcoholic beverages. I have studied the thing from the Bible and from known biblical history and the culture of Bible times. I have an opinion which is not useful in this discussion. Have you recently changed your standard about drinking wine? If so, was it because you also did an in-depth study of the Bible, with consideration to ancient history and to the Greek and Hebrew meanings of words? Or, did you change your standard because some friend assured you that your old standard was not based in the Bible? If you had a friend persuade you to change, I can tell you exactly what happened. That friend, or maybe a pastor, even used the Bible to prove you could drink wine today. I know the argument, and I could do that also. But, I would be wicked because I would be helping you to change your standard which you once believed God put into your mind and heart.

Once God, NOT your pastor, gives you a standard..... one which results from your study of the Bible, never change it for anyone. But also, do not use your standard to bully other Christians who do not agree with you. Keep the standard for yourself personally. If someone asks you why you have a certain standard, share with them your reasons, but do so with grace rather than evangelistically.

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

The mature saint arrives at a place where he has personal God-given standards, which include certain standards that give him liberty in certain areas, but he never uses his liberty in the presence of a brother who does not share his standard.

1 Corinthians 8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend
.

If you decide to attend a local church where all the men wear a suit and tie, YOU wear a suit and tie. You may feel free to attend church gatherings in more casual clothes, but you have NO business forcing your standard on the people in that church. If it bothers you so much, go find another church to attend.

Pardon me for using myself as an illustration, but this really happened. My friends and I, while attending a missionary kids' boarding school in Kenya in the 1950s, thought Elvis Presley and the Beatles were making dumb music. So, we adopted the Big Band jazz of the 1930s and 40s. We were all musical, and we thought the perfect skills of a big jazz orchestra were amazing. But, I learned that my Dad had no tolerance for jazz. You see, my Dad had danced to the Big Bands at the Aragon Ballroom in Santa Monica, California as a young man before he was saved. Big Band jazz brought back memories of his ungodly days, and he would become visibly disturbed when it was played. So, while I had no back history to add to the Big Bang music I listened to, and while I felt liberty to do so, I never played it when my Dad was around. That was not because I feared his wrath, rather, it was because I loved him and did not want to wound him.

1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

So, you and I need to examine all things which we allow in our lives to see if there is any shade of mixture of the profane with the holy. We need to keep the holy 100% holy, and the profane 100% profane, including profane things which are not sinful. A Bible must be only a Bible, and an apple must be only an apple. For this reason, some years ago, I stopped carrying a Bible with footnotes in it. The Bible text was holy and inspired of God without error, but the footnotes could be profane because the writer of them was not inspired by the Holy Spirit and could have added error from his own prejudices. I feel that combining those two writings tempts me to give the same authority to the footnotes which I give to the Bible itself.

One Sunday I was attending Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and during the sermon, an older gentleman, whom everyone loved, stood and interrupted the pastor. He said, "Pastor, C.I. Scofield does not agree with you." He then went on to read Scofield's notes on the topic under discussion. The pastor was patient, but he squelched this rude interruption with, "You have to allow Scofield to be wrong once in a while, brother." This illustrates how you can mix the imperfections of man with the perfection of God.

Music is not the only area where mixture is found. Consider the martial arts. I have researched this area, and almost all of these alleged "arts" have spiritual roots in Japan or China, particularly in Buddhism. The teacher will tell you that he has removed all the spiritual aspects, but devils watching you don't know that.

Yoga is another area of mixture where meditation methods and exercises are used that are spiritual in nature, and since they are not founded in biblical truth, this is mixture.

Psychology and psychiatry are areas in which godless spiritual concepts have crept in. Meditation is an area which, while it is found in the Word of God, can quickly find its inspiration in devilish notions. Chiropractic is now a legitimate medical practice, but it had its roots in spiritual mysticism long ago. When the chiropractor tells you he uses kinesiology, be aware that he may be blending Eastern mysticism with his techniques.

One of the most wicked mixtures I know of is to put a warmer jacket on a dog on which is written, "Jesus Saves." It is equally stupid and blasphemous to allegedly help a doggie to pray before eating the food you give it.

While I am on this topic, I must also say that presenting the Gospel, especially to gullible kids, by using a dummy and ventriloquism, is of the devil. Howdy Doody is not an apostle of Jesus Christ.

I also have no respect for a Christian who has a wreck of a car, which is filthy all the time, and he sticks a Gospel message bumper sticker on the car. Even unsaved people can tell this is blasphemy of God. That goes also for your ball cap with a Gospel message, or your T-shirt with a Bible verse on it. When it gets tacky and old, either replace it, or buy a new one please.

Finally, I need to get this off of my mind also..... a woman with plunging cleavage has NO business wearing a necklace with a cross on it between her breasts. What wickedness..... inviting men to lust for your body while pretending to give them the Gospel!

Virtually every area of our lives can be infected with mixture. It is not possible to be too careful and curious about this. If we ask the Lord to show us anything we need to clean up, he will do it by using our intellect and conscience, as we study his Word for inspiration.

1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

Paul totally avoided deceit, uncleanness, and guile as he taught the believers in the church. This means that tricks were being used by other teachers no doubt. These are used to convince the believers that some polluted doctrine is genuine biblical truth. That is what Satan uses in you and me, AND in all too many pastors, to get some mixture into our doctrine and into our moral choices.

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

The most deadly place to find mixture is in the pulpit of a church where men stand and claim to be "rightly dividing the Word of truth." This is why you must regularly check what you hear from the pulpit with what the rest of the Bible says on that subject. Where there is any inconsistency or contradiction with the Word, THAT is mixture.

Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Leaven, by nature, starts out as a small amount which is added to the dough to make bread. But, given time, the leaven grows and grows until it fills the whole lump of dough. While leaven makes for great bread, spiritual leaven makes for compromised and defeated Christians, and time never heals the thing. Time simply metastasizes the first compromise with a profane thing until the whole life, home, or church is finding all manner of new ways to make mixture.

Here is what finally happens with mixture:

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

The final end of mixture in the life, home, or church will be that those on the outside watching finally will figure out that mixture is taking control, and they will back away. That Contemporary Christian Music you think is so cool will one day drive off certain church members who see it as mixture.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF PROFANE CCM
Rhythm, blues, and rock to exalt Jesus? I think not. And, the lyric, "Ain't nobody do me like Jesus" is raw sexual innuendo. That expression is well known in the halls of any High School. "Do me, baby." It is only used for copulation in the world. How did it get into the Church music choices? Andrae Crouch had to know what he was doing, and for that reason, I assume he is demon possessed. The orgasmic body and voice effects are utterly wicked. The frenzy at the end is reminiscent of an African devil dance.

AND, HERE IS THE MODERN TREND TO SING LOVE SONGS TO JESUS
Compare that with this..........
IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE
The gulf between holy and profane is almost infinite.

THE END OF MIXTURE IN CHURCH SINGING IS THAT PEOPLE STOP SINGING

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

When the platform talk gets silly and pointless, it is profane, sinful, and ungodly. There is nothing cute or useful about a jabby wocky worship leader with a motor mouth. If you stay in a church with such profanity in regular doses, your kids will become mindless slobs for Jesus, for which God has no use.

ALLEGED WORSHIP THAT IS DEMONIC AND MORE LIKE HINDU WORSHIP
This is claimed to be spontaneous worship. It is spontaneous devil possession, and it is totally profane.

IS THIS CHURCH, OR IS IT A NEW ORLEANS BORDELLO?

HERE IS A WHOLE ARTICLE AT THIS JOURNAL ON THE ORIGINS OF SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC

Understand this..... Much modern music is simply profane, or common. It may not have a beat that is sensual, it may not have lyrics that are explicit, and it may even be nostalgic and fun. That is not what we mean by mixture. Mixture is when we combine Jesus, or the Gospel, with the beat and lyrics of Satan. God hates that mixture.

CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF PROFANE (COMMON) FEEL GOOD MUSIC THAT IS NOT SINFUL

The most important thing I can finally say is this. Start thinking with God. Start making up your mind about those things you are not sure about. Are they holy, or are they profane. And, the things in the profane list, which ones are sinful, and which ones are simply common and harmless?

The end of those who rebel against the holy and mix it with the profane will be terrible. They will receive the wrath of God without mixture.

Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

I leave you with the life standard of the Apostle Paul:

1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

 

LINKS OF INTEREST

A SPIRITUAL BASTARD BAPTIST SHARIA LAW PREACHER

This pastor is actually using Scripture as a starting point to preach Baptist Sharia Law. While the topics are legitimate for discussion, he is clearly making the standards for the people in front of him, and while the mint and rue are in order, the weightier things are left untouched. So, his listeners will keep the Baptist Sharia, and they will not mature to figure out the real issues between the holy and profane for themselves. In fact, some of those shouting "Amen" to his law giving may not even been born again. Thus, the preacher is sending them to hell.


Key heresy in this message: "If you have standards, then you have a testimony."

The Bible teaches that, if you have Jesus Christ as your Savior, then you have a testimony. I met a man who was saved after blowing off great blasphemy against God in a bar. He had been witnessed to for some time by the bar maid. Don't complain to me, tell God if you don't like his methods. If the bar maid was truly born again, she had a testimony, and God honored it. Was she living right in her life choices? No. Nor are you, and nor am I. If we all had to wait until we had everything in total victory in our lives before God could use us, we would be castaways.

After repenting of his Atheism and blasphemy on the way home in an ally, the man went back to the bar at once and told them he was born again. The bar crowd watched him for several days and decided he had really changed. They asked him to have a Bible study IN THE BAR. This happened, and the end of the story is that the owner of the bar got saved, as well as all the bar maids, and most of the patrons. They changed the juke box to Christian music, and eventually the owner closed the bar because the Holy Spirit convicted him that he should not make a living running a bar.

I did not get that account second hand. The man told me about it himself.

Standards had NOTHING to do with it. I would never go to a bar to win souls because of how God the Holy Spirit has worked with me about MY standards. But, they are MY standards, not my basis for telling God what he can and cannot do. God does his work when and where he chooses, and in this case, the testimony of the saved man convinced the other bar boys, and most of them got saved. They all eventually left the bar scene because the Holy Spirit worked in them, but up front the change done by God in the first man persuaded the rest of them to confess Christ. READ THE WHOLE STORY AT THIS JOURNAL HERE

A table dealer from a casino in Las Vegas was saved back in the 1950s. He attended a church in Los Angeles where he had confessed faith in Jesus Christ. The pastor noticed that after the man started attending regularly, driving over 200 miles one way to church, that the offering jumped way up. Finally, the pastor got curious and asked the man if he knew anything about it. The man said he did and told the pastor he was now working the crap tables and card dealing in Vegas for Jesus. He was taking the usual cut "for the house," and he was taking another cut for Jesus. He also talked about his new faith in Jesus Christ, and many Christians were pleased. Was his zeal for Christ now useful to God? Once the pastor give him some Bible texts to study, the man stopped taking the cut for Jesus, AND he quit the Las Vegas casino work. The pastor wisely sent the man to the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit did the rest.

When someone is leaving the mixture in their life, DO NOT start giving them rules to keep to please God. Simply encourage them to keep on in the direction they are going. And, do not try to figure out what order the Holy
Spirit should make changes in a brother's life.

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

The preacher in the above video is not able to deal with God's power and work because his damned standards and man made gospel are getting in the way.

 

HOW TO SET YOUR OWN BIBLICAL STANDARDS
This is the Bible based way to set standards. Excellent message
Text: Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
You will not live someone else's standards. Use the Word of God to fill your own tool box with convictions about how you live life to please Christ, and do not let anyone change that.

 

 

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