On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m., the First Christian Church of Katy, Texas, will host a "Drag Bingo" event for all ages.
This church is a member of the Disciples of Christ denomination, which promotes gender and sexuality affirmation, LGBTQ "marriages" and hosts a "Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance" within their congregations. The "Drag Bingo" event, while claiming to be a drag event, is hosting several men who have had transgender surgeries.
To say this is an affront to the Lord, in the guise of openness, inclusion and love, does not convey the righteous anger and hurt this brings to God's heart for His creation. He loves each and every individual that is wrongly promoting this event, and yearns for their repentance and spiritual transformation in Him.
God's grace, love and mercy know no bounds, but there comes a point when He pulls them back, and His punishment and wrath are released. The Bible affirms this throughout the Old and New Testaments. When His people continuously grieve His Spirit, and are unrepentant of their sins, there are biblical consequences for those actions. Satan knows how much this event will grieve the Lord, because it is aimed at children and taking place in a building with Jesus' name on it.
Hosting an event that includes VIP tickets for various numbers of seats, bingo cards, drink vouchers, food, swag and "more," whatever that entails, bears the markings of a nightclub, not a church. When the event begins at 5:30 p.m., all ages are welcome. There is a shift in the programming however at 8:30 p.m. when it becomes an "Adults 18+" event. Why is a church hosting an event that has to clarify the content presented is not child-friendly? To compare this to a conference for adults like marriage conferences and youth conferences is folly and disingenuous.
Also, just how many parents who brought their children are going to take them home and come back? It appears the intent is for children to be there for what happens after 8:30 p.m.
The devil and his minions are fighting a spiritual war against Christ, and His followers must take up that fight. There must be spiritual warfare and fasting against this type of spirit. Believers must stand up to the corruption of Jesus' name, His church and His creation's identity.
Christians must take action and stop sitting on the sideline expecting other people to confront the enemy. Christians must take-up their crosses and prepare to get uncomfortable, because the enemy is coming for every Christian and Christian organization he can get his hands on.
Apostasy is spreading across the world, and it takes the form of things that sound good! But a Christian who is rooted in the Word of God has discernment about what is, and what is not, of God. Satan disguises himself as things of God (2 Cor. 11:14), but there must be knowledge and understanding of the Bible to root out the corrupting messages that Satan is spreading.
The story is not over however, because God is the orchestrater of redemption. These actions will surely raise the ire and anger of Christians, and Satan can use that to further his goals as well. Jesus came and restored the relationship between God and man, He is the Redeemer. He also died for these same people desecrating the name of the Lord. Prayer for them, and against the demons, spirits and principalities will bring about the redemptive grace of God.
It is imperative that people understand that Christians model their lives around the Bible, and not interpret the Bible through the lens of how they live their lives.
James Lasher is a copy editor for Charisma Media.
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