The homosexual political machine has once again pulled out it best weapon, television media, and load it with what they believe is their most lethal ammunition against the church, a documentary on the fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker, founders of the PTL (Praise the Lord) Club. In "Unfaithfully Yours", named after a 1948 dark comedy movie about infidelity, the directors, producers, narrators mocked God, mocked the church and dug up the infamous affairs of the Bakkers for one reason....TO SILENCE THE CHURCH on the issue of homosexuality.
Social ostracism has long been the most skillfully used weapon of the homosexual movement. They know well how to SHAME others into silence. They've been doing it for decades and it has worked. But I rise this morning to say it this time it has BACKFIRED! What Satan meant for evil, has turned out for our good! Genesis 50:20
There are three ways that I believe God has used their well-funded, well-publicized piece on Bakker.
1. Dragging up Bakker's fall from grace and admitted sexual involvement with men serves primarily to remind the world that homosexuality IS sin! Thank you for that! With all the work gays are doing to 'declassify' their immoral lifestyle from any category of sin mentioned in the Bible, they have lifted up the gospel truth; the wages of SIN is death, (Romans 3:23); in Bakker's case separation from his ministry, family and fortune.
2. The timing of this nationally televised piece sounds a much needed alarm! Again, I say thank you!! This documentary is part of a well-planned strategy to lift homosexuality above the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Homosexuals are desperate to influence Generation X and Millennials to hate the church or at least not to trust REAL men and women of God. Their timing says that they do not believe they'll be able to work this agenda through the presidency any time soon, nor through the courts for a VERY long time! So, they turn to what they CAN do...produce media.
We needed this alarm. It seems that since marriage laws have changed that the Church has become deaf and dumb on the issue of the sin homosexuality; that teaching, preaching, and advocacy on the subject is out of season. But once again I thank God that this documentary reminds the church that we are commanded to preach the Word ESPECIALLY when it's out of season or no longer popular to bring up. THEY brought it up for us! Thank you! If you needed an excuse to preach about the sin of homosexuality, they surely gave it to you last night! Parents, talk to your children. Remind them that ALL have sinned and come short of God's glory. And that, even though Jim Bakker's sins were made public, we serve a forgiving God and that Jesus' blood was shed for the remission of ALL sin, even the sin of homosexuality. Jim Bakker's sins are under the blood. Let them know that anything that they have done that did not honor God can be washed away through the power of Jesus Blood. Use this as a teaching moment in your home. The devil surely didn't mean for the truth to be taught in the home!! Make the devil sick by discussing the spiritual outcome of Bakker's repentance in your home or office.
3. I am most thankful for the end of the piece where Bakker sits in an interview with Barbara Walters after being released from 5 years in federal prison. She asked him if he had been sexually assaulted in prison. Bakker's reply was that he was sexually assaulted as a child and what he did learn in counseling while in prison, is that the trauma, left uncorrected, is what led him into homosexual encounters. The way they closed the piece is God sent...proof positive that HOMOSEXUALS ARE NOT BORN GAY. Bakker, like many men and women who have experienced unwanted homosexual attraction, declared he was NOT homosexual but that he was broken. Again, not what the devil intended. Jim Bakker and his new wife Lori seem to be experiencing a peace that the world will never understand. Jesus said in John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world gives, give I unto you.