There’s a portion of a sermon that was recently preached by Kim Burrell, a popular celebrity preacher, making its way across the internet. Where I’m from, the church would’ve been filled with “Amen” and “Go ‘head on” as can be heard in the recording. Others would’ve gone on to declare that Kim Burrell walked the dog! That’s popular church jargon insinuating that a preacher did a great job. Also, they preached according to scripture although it may have been tough to listen to. However, instead of receiving praise for delivering a hard word, Kim Burrell has faced backlash and criticism from the LGBTQ community and professed Christians alike. Why has Kim Burrell been labeled as a homophobe who preaches hate? In my opinion, it’s because the LGBTQ community are the new bullies on the block and anyone who doesn’t sing their praises will be damned. The same people who continue to fight for the right to be free and live how they please, are constantly trying to censor others from those same rights.
Kim Burrell is a Christian preacher. Shouldn’t she have the right to preach what she believes is true? (2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.)
Many celebrities and punk ass Christians have taken to Twitter and other social media platforms to express their disdain for Kim Burrell’s sermon. She was even uninvited to Ellen DeGeneres’ show where she was scheduled to perform. While she’s had some people to come to her defense, many Bible toting believers have remained silent. I’m sure there are many who disagree with Ms. Burrell. But the silence of others may be from fear of falling out of the good graces of the gang that reigns supreme. You can speak against anything in this society with minimum consequences except homosexuality. If you are familiar with the black church, you have heard a sermon like this before and have watched the masses agree. The Bible speaks against homosexuality. So, where are all of Kim Burrell’s Christian supporters? Where is Donnie McClurkin, who just a few years ago, said he was delivered from this same spirit of perversion that Kim Burrell spoke of? Why has Kim Burrell come under fire for preaching against homosexuality by professed Christians? Does loving someone equate to NOT telling them the truth? If you’re a Christian, do you believe the Bible is the word of God or is it just certain parts of the Bible that bring you comfort? I didn’t hear Kim Burrell ridicule homosexuals. I heard her refer to homosexuality as a sin and a spirit of perversion. She went on to say if you play with it in 2017, you’ll die from it.
Isn’t this exactly what the bible says?
So what is the problem? Aren’t Christians those that follow Christ and the Bible? Doesn’t the Bible suggest that we love what God loves and hate what He hates? Wouldn’t that be ALL sin whether society has accepted it or not? Wouldn’t a preacher who deems the Bible to be God’s word be obligated to preach such even if it hurts someone’s feelings? Is it right for homosexuals to throw temper tantrums anytime someone speaks against that lifestyle? Should homosexuals have the right to bully people into a certain belief or acceptance? Shouldn’t Kim Burrell have the right to spread the gospel with the same passion that others apply to what they believe is their purpose or calling?
While I believe that much of the Bible is bullshit, I do support someone standing by what they believe to be true. In my opinion, Kim Burrell is a preacher who was just doing the job she feels she’s been put on earth to do. She was in CHURCH! Camera phones invited the world. If people don’t like hearing homosexuality referred to as sin as it is in the bible, they should take that up with the original writers NOT those who only repeat what they’ve read!
You can stop reading here or check out this loose transcript of Kim Burrell’s recent sermon. I inserted scriptures (KJV) that COULD support her beliefs. Her words are in italics.
“…..Anybody in this room who’s filled with a homosexual spirit in this church, beg God to free you. [Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered]
You play with it in 2017, you’ll die from it [Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.]. You play with it in God’s house in 2017, you’ll die from it.
Ya’ll come to hear about cars? I came to tell you ‘bout sin. That sin nature…(inaudible)….that perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and it has deceived many men and women [Romans 1:24-27 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 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: 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.]
and it’s caused a strain on the body of Christ and those homosexual spirits that get angry as they come up against it ‘you gotta love everybody’ sit down you serpent.[I would guess that this is a reference to the belief that Satan through serpents talk and lie. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman…]
You cannot give instruction to God’s holiness with that much perversion. You as a man to open your mouth and take a man’s penis in your face, you are perverted and you bet’ not tell me what thus said the Lord. You’re perverted! [See reference to Bishop Eddie Long below. 1Timothy 3:1-7 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.]You’re a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breast, you are perverted and it has come into our church and it has embarrassed the kingdom of God.
This Mr. ‘I Am Delivert’ with all these different spirits, [he also described it as a spirit] went all the way to Jimmy Kimmel. You see what the enemy is looking for? Now you got Kathryn (?), you got people walking the earth that’s filled with God’s holiness that’s (inaudible), doing all they can to live for God, and nobody, they don’t want nothing, they just wanna please God, but they’ll never get the fame, they’ll never get the likes. But the minute somebody comes out with a deaf and dumb spirit; one that can’t even talk but has a perverted spirit saying ‘I am delivert,’ you make it all the way to Jimmy Kimmel. [2 Timothy 3: 1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.]You think the enemy is not trying to make a mockery out of the church? He is! ‘Cause the devil is given platforms to overthrow the church [2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. Also see Luke 4.]
I’ve never seen anything as heartbreaking as watching Bishop Eddie Long go down to nothing. It’s an embarrassment of the church. ‘Cause nobody would be thinking that you have AIDS if a homosexual man didn’t come out and reveal what you did behind closed doors, and you have yet to deny it.”[2 Timothy 2:19 …and let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Also see 1Timothy 3 reference above]
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