I’m sure that many of you know about Joshua Harris, the former pastor of Covenant Life Church in Maryland, who has not only walked away from his ministry – but he has LEFT Christianity AND his wife of 21 years.
Joshua is now marching with LGBTQ parades. This is shocking, brethren. But this is a Sign of the End Times.
The Maryland-based megachurch that I Kissed Dating Goodbye author Joshua Harris once led responded to the news of him leaving his faith and his wife, stating that it “hits home personally.”
“These updates are hard to hear. We love Josh and Shannon. For most of us, Josh isn’t just some distant public figure,” wrote Covenant Life Interim Senior Pastor Kevin Rogers in a letter to his congregation, which was posted online on Saturday by author and investigative journalist Julie Roys.
“He’s a beloved former pastor and friend. So this news isn’t just a lot to process theoretically. It hits home personally.”
Harris served as senior pastor at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg from 2004 until his resignation in 2015 in order to pursue graduate studies at Regent College in British Columbia.
Rogers explained that after learning about Harris’ separation from his wife and decision to leave Christianity, he read through the New Testament book 1 Timothy.
“Several times Paul mentions former Christian leaders ‘swerving from,’ ‘wandering from,’ or ‘making shipwreck’ of their faith. So while this is sad and confusing, it isn’t new,” said Rogers.
“Paul says some had gone off course theologically. Others behaved in ways that violated Christian conscience. For others, it was greed. In every case, Paul’s hope was for redemption and restoration. That these leaders would develop ‘love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith’ (1 Tim 1:5). That should be our hope and prayer for Josh as well.”
Rogers called for the congregation to pray for Harris and also to ask “the God of all grace and power for fresh resolve in your own fight of faith.”
Harris wrote the best-selling 1997 book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which rejected traditional dating and courtship, and also argued that any physical intimacy before marriage was sinful. source
The very first church I attended was Covenant Life in 1983, so this really hit me hard as well. I never knew Joshua; back then the pastors were C.J. Mahaney and Larry Tomczak. Through the years, Covenant Life has experienced many rough waters – even lawsuits concerning pedophilia.
As sad and shocking as this is, it is part of the signs of the end of times from Scripture:
“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” (2 Timothy 3:1-5). (emphasis mine)
Did you see the Scripture “Without Natural Affection?” This has to do with the sin of homosexuality. The true church – the Remnant – is being poisoned by the Social Justice False gospel. How does this happen? It is not as complex as one may imagine.
When a child of God, be it a pastor or a church member, begins to believe the doctrines of men (or better said “The doctrines of demons”) and does not compare these false doctrines with the Word of God, they no longer are standing on the solid rock of Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
They find themselves on shifting sand. Not much of a foundation, is it? And before long, the child of God is either deep into apostasy or walks away from the faith, as Joshua Harris has done. And in the case of Joshua Harris, he has been so deceived by the Social Justice false gospel, he even left his wife whom he had been married to for 21 years.
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).
“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 1:7). (emphasis mine)
Brethren, when people say to you that homosexuality is not spoken of in the New Testament, point them to Scriptures as the ones above. “Strange Flesh” speaks of the unnatural relationship between men and men – also between women and women. It also speaks of any sexual relationships outside of the union of biblical marriage.
A borderless world
The same people who are part of the Social Justice false gospel are also working furiously in helping the Globalists/Marxists to attain their dream of “No Borders.” This is the prerequisite of the One-World Government.
Those who are “returning to Rome” from Evangelical circles are helping to usher in the inevitable One- World Religion.”
Christians Do Not Want to Hear About Bible Prophecy
There are many Christians who just do not want to hear about the End Times and the Scriptures which speak of this time. They would rather keep their heads in the sand, and what comes – comes.
If the reader is in a church where the pastor does not speak of Bible Prophecy and you wish to stay at that church, you do have options. You can study these end-times Scriptures for yourself (an in-depth study), and there are also wonderful Bible Prophecy teachers online. Of course, you can search for a church in which the whole Word of God is preached.
I have chosen one of those teachers (Pastor Brandon Holthaus) and will embed his last prophecy update here:
Rock Harbor Church Bible Prophecy Update 8/15/19 <click to watch Pastor Brandon Holthaus
I pray that this article has served to wake up many Christians. We are in the end of the end times.
You MUST get your heads out of the sand and into the Word of God!
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