FOX NEWS... it wasn't me
January 9th, 2012
Flabbergasted with the Fox News Fiasco and the Faithful Few
A friend commented to me yesterday that she believes most people don’t even believe the cover of the Bible, not to mention the interior. The cover of most Bibles says the “Holy Bible;” it is there that their unbelief begins, because to truly believe it is the Holy Word of God, you have to treat it and read it as such.
My FOX News excursion began with a post on my website from a person who thought I was the other Shari Johnson and commented that I, quote “cannot pick and choose which parts of the bible are to be accepted and which can be discarded. The bible is very clear and unambiguous on the subject of homosexuality,” end quote. After a few days of fretting over the mistaken identity of The Jesus Chick, I’ve calmed down some, but I’m still concerned about the damage that was done to Christianity because many who clicked on my sight and read anything about me felt that I was either hypocritical or that I promoted that lifestyle; which is untrue, please be clear on that matter.
In Mark 7:6 Jesus says: “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”
It is unfortunate that in the world today stating that you’re a Christian doesn’t carry a lot of weight with too many people. Christianity to many people is a title not a life style. Even the leadership of the church through their acceptance of immorality has made the validity of what Christ did and paid for us suffer greatly. Too many “Christians” have taken holiness out of the equation. Merriam Webster’s definition of Holy is “exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness.” Complete devotion, really? Yes, really.
Please don’t think that I’m getting up on a self-righteous high horse of any manner. I’m a sinner, plain and simple, saved by the grace of God. I do not want to be accused of being like the Pharisee’s Christ spoke to in Mark 7:6, who picked a portion of the scripture out and picked people to death with it. The Bible is true cover to cover, including the part that says “All have sinned.” We have no righteousness in ourselves, but if we are saved we have righteousness dwelling within us, convicting us of sin and telling us to turn away from it. We cannot excuse it nor condone it as some would have us do.
Homosexuality is a sin. So is lying, thieving, cussing, adultery and countless others that goes on in the church today and destroys the testimony of the saints. Hello… can I get a witness? God does not view sin as man does in degrees of sin. God doesn’t let you excuse it. You sinned… confess it… turn from it… end of story.
Most people love their children, just as God designed them to. As little children we teach them right from wrong, respect and loyalty. But when they are grown and begin to make decisions in err, parents often condone and embrace their sin as if God’s Word had changed. It is not that you can control a grown child, but as parents you have far more influence than you imagine. If you condone it, their view is it must be acceptable. We should never ever stop loving our children, nor should we ever stop standing on the Word of God, we do our children and God an injustice.
My heart breaks for the other Shari Johnson. I would not dare throw stones at her daughter. Nor would I say that God was in her daughter’s homosexual relationship. If it’s not Holy, God’s not in it, but a substitution of Satan is.
I hope those that checked out my website have returned, but there’s no guarantee. Most tuned in and thought that I was another hypocritical Christian who’s accepted the deception of Satan, and that makes me sad. If you think of it, share me with a few people today, maybe the word will get out, that this Jesus Chick stands on the Word of God.
FOX NEWS POST BELOW...
January 7th, 2012
Dear Fox News:
I seem to have gotten inadvertently caught up in another Shari Johnson’s opinion. As a fairly new Christian writer and speaker I was ecstatic when my web count numbers started climbing yesterday until I realized why! And then came “a not so very nice post” up on my site which, “praise God!” I was able to remove within a few minutes after it appeared.
The Jesus Chick is not that Shari Johnson. Shari Johnson, the Jesus Chick has very strong opinions of the Bible and marriage and they fall right in line with Pastor Mark Driscoll. The Pastor’s comments were made in love and in line with what thus saith the Lord.
The other Shari Johnson’sstatement of “Our cultural adaptation of marriage has certainly evolved through the ages” in regards to God’s intervention on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s miraculous birth, made my stomach roll over. How could a Christian speak with such total disregard for the holiness of God and His birth?
I asked God this morning “Why am I caught up in this firestorm?” I did not want to have to defend myself in this manner, but I am accountable to young people and women who read and enjoy my website. I don’t want there to be any misconception about my Christian character. I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful married daughters and son-in-laws as well as 4 grandchildren who I didn’t want to bring into this either. But for some reason, God allowed it.
The principles for heterosexual marriage and gay marriage are not the same, and we need not wonder Who’s design marriage between man and woman was, it was God’s; in the beginning. I want to clarify that I am not upset with the other Shari Johnson, she’s entitled to her opinion, and her name. But in her letter to Fox News she is contradictory even to herself. Her friend’s advice because she couldn’t reconcile the scriptures and homosexuality was “I can’t. So I just have to let God sort it out,” was true, and God will. But when God said in John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another,” that didn’t change scripture, it added to the scriptures.
The Bible is truth from Genesis to Revelation. It wasn’t meant to beat up on people, it was meant to show them the way to Jesus Christ who doesn’t change. Pastor Driscoll’s writing was about what the Bible really says about sex, for which homosexuality was a very small part of it. The other Shari Johnson chose to focus on that small portion and ignore the rest, just as she accused Christians of doing with the Bible.
My ambition in life is to be an encourager of people, not to tear them down. But I will stand on the King James 1611 version of the Word of God until God calls me home. Revelation 22:18-19 says “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
Whether you agree or disagree with the Word of God, you’d be wise to leave it alone.
To view the content of the other Shari Johnson follow this link. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/06/my-lesbian-daughter-bible-and-sex/
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