In a stunning sign of the growing apostasy – the rise of the false church in Christianity that no longer treats the Bible as its final authority, Reverend Oliver White of Grace Community United church, came on the radio show of Fox News Host Sean Hannity to proclaim that Jesus Christ was “wrong” on the issue of homosexuality and gay marriage. In the interview, White, speaking for Jesus Christ, said with respect to the issue of gay marriage no longer being a sin: “If Jesus were alive today, I think he would be more inclined to say: ‘you know, I didn’t know it all’…” The 3-part interview is below.
In a debate with CNS editor Terry Jeffrey, Rev. White was asked if God intended for men to marry men and women to marry women, to which White responded: “By all means, yes.” An incredulous Jeffrey then asked how White could come to this conclusion and the Reverend responded by saying “I evolved” and that he changed his view by “assimilating and accommodating with people who are wonderful.”
Jeffrey then tried to use even more clear Scripture by pointing out that Jesus Christ defined marriage as between a man and woman. White replied: “If Jesus were alive today, he would be more inclined to say, “You know, I didn’t know it all.” When pressed further as to if Jesus would “change His mind today”, White again said “yes, He would.” In addition to Rev. White’s statements being rank blasphemy and offense to Jesus Christ, it is a denial of Jesus as God in the flesh and Lord. The Bible says of Jesus Christ:
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. – 1 Timothy 3:16.
Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. And the Word of God is unchanging. As Mr. Jeffrey pointed out in the interview, Jesus Christ defined marriage by quoting the book of Genesis:
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. – Matthew 19:3-6.
Hebrews chapter 13 says: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Jesus does not change and neither will His Word. His definition of marriage stands as Christian doctrine for all time. The verse above is followed up with the warning: “Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines..”
But this of course is what Reverend White and many other false prophet, apostate pastors have done – abandoning the Bible in favor of pleasing the world. White by his own admission based his “evolution” on homosexuality out of a desire to “assimilate” and “accommodate” the homosexual community. Even to the point that he claimed that it was okay to add to Scriptures and to “put a period” on the end of the Bible would be a mistake. Beloved, this man has no part with Biblical Christianity. This is heresy of the highest order. It is a satanic deception that has infiltrated the church in an attempt to draw people away from the true Christian faith and into Biblical error.
The Bible prophesied that this attack on the church, from the inside – at the hands of its own pastors would take place. The book of Jude states:
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. – Jude 1:3-7.
Notice in the text it says that the false teachers “crept in unawares.” This is the method by which the church is being attacked today. It is not atheists with billboards and lawsuits posing the greatest threat – it’s the men (and women) behind the pulpit who claim to be for the faith but in fact are “denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Rev. White denies Jesus by claiming He was wrong on certain moral issues and would change His mind “if he were alive” (a statement of ignorance as Jesus is most certainly alive today).
The passage in Jude continues with a warning of the dangers of being in such rebellion against God and uses the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were infamous for their rampant homosexuality (which the book of Jude describes as “fornication” and “going after strange flesh”) as an example of the punishment that awaits those who die in their sinful rebellion without the free forgiveness offered through salvation in Jesus Christ. Thus in addition to Jesus defining marriage as between a man and a woman in the Gospels, this passage also provides a New Testament confirmation of homosexuality being described as a sin outside of the Levitical law (which Christians are not saved by but still provides God’s standards of holiness).
Since proclaiming his openly pro-gay stance in 2005, White has seen his congregation dwindle and his church is now on the brink of foreclosure. He is running a campaign to raise funds to pay off a high interest loan he took in 2007 (one wonders why he does not just “name and claim” his financial blessing to pay off the debt). In response to the mass departures White said:
“The membership evaporated right before my eyes. Their fundamental belief was it’s wrong for a man and a man to marry or a woman and a woman to marry. A lot of them said if I change, they’d come back. But I told them, it is what it is. I am who I am. And this is what I fight for.” (source).
The only fight White really is in is one against God. By wrongly claiming that “God is still speaking” so that Scripture can be changed, he is violating the clear warning of Jesus Christ in the final chapter of the Bible:
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. — Revelation 22:18-19.
This is how seriously Jesus Christ takes the preservation of His Word, the Bible. No Christian, much less a pastor should ever take the liberty to ignore Scripture and change it as they feel. Much less in order to accommodate the sins of others and appease the world. The Apostle Paul emphasized the severity of this type of sin in the book of Galatians, writing: “As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:9-10).
Believing the way Rev. White does is believing in a false Gospel that will not lead to Heaven. Pray for this pastor to repent from his incredible spiritual error. And pray for the members still attending his church to use Biblical discernment and flee. The rise of pastors who are openly defying God and rejecting sound, biblical doctrine, is reaching epic proportions. But in the midst of this, The Lord will always keep His remnant of Bible believing Christians, who will understand that Jesus is Lord and we are His followers. Pray for Christians who still practice Biblical Christianity to maintain their faith in the face of an onslaught of compromise from right within the walls of the church itself.
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16.