Adulterers, ‘Your Sin Will Find You Out’

“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!”– Matthew 18:7

“Judge not, lest ye be judged” is among the most frequently-uttered passages in the Bible, particularly by those who wish to shut down any discussion on some objectively immoral behavior.

Even so, this opening verse from Matthew 7:1-3 is also among the Scriptures’ most misrepresented and, consequently, misunderstood passages. As verses 2 and 3 conclude, “For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”

The “judge not” passage is in no way an admonition against casting judgment upon sin. It is, rather, and clearly so, a warning against another sin – the sin of hypocrisy. In the eyes of the moral relativist left, and when applied exclusively to Christians, hypocrisy, incidentally, is the only sin that matters.

Still, this is the one thing – literally the one and only thing – that moral relativists have right.

Hypocrisy is sin.

It is hypocrisy, for instance, to run around cheating on your wife, and to then self-righteously rebuke others for the sin of adultery or some other sexual depravity. But the sin being rebuked remains sin nonetheless, even when he who rebukes it is a hypocrite.

Indeed, we don’t have to judge sin, because that which is sin has already been judged so, irrevocably, by the final Judge Himself, Christ Jesus. To call sin sin is not to judge, but, rather, is to merely state a fact.

Here is a fact: Adultery is sin.

Here is another fact: “[Y]ou may be sure that your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).

And how.

Some 32 million paying customers of the vile adultery website Ashley Madison, which makes a fortune off the backs of families it helps to destroy, have just learned this truth the hard way. The site, which boasts of being the “most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners,” was hacked by a group calling itself the “Impact Team.” The hackers published the identities of Ashley Madison “customers” online for all to see.

Their sin found them out.

And “the wages of sin is death” (see Romans 6:23). That includes death of marriages and families.

Evidently, one of the site’s adultery-seeking clients was former reality star and pro-family activist Josh Duggar. In a statement released Thursday, Duggar seemed to admit guilt, saying, “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

Duggar, who earlier this year was caught up in another scandal when it was revealed that he had apparently fondled five minor girls while a young teen, concluded: “I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”

I don’t mean to kick Josh while he’s down. Having been a serial fornicator myself as a young man, before I surrendered my life to Christ, I think I’ll drop my stone in the sand. Still, I can, we all can, rightly judge as sin the adulterous and hypocritical behaviors of both Josh and the millions more busted cold in this heart-wrenching scandal.

We “judge not” when we call sin sin, because God has already passed judgment. As Proverbs 6 rhetorically asks: “Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished … of his house. He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.”

Our nation watches in shock as these timeless truths become manifest. As the media’s hungry eyes comb over the now revealed identities of Ashley Madison clients, there can be little doubt that other high profile names will emerge in coming days. More importantly, more marriages and families will be torn apart.

Indeed, our hearts must grieve for Josh Duggar, his wife Anna and their four children. We must also mourn the millions of other families devastated by the willful sins of both wayward family members and Ashley Madison employees. They all need our heartfelt prayers, and they certainly have mine.

We are sinners all, you see – lost, selfish and in desperate need of a Savior. Absent the saving grace of Christ Jesus, Creator of the heavens and earth, we are each destined to get exactly that which we deserve.

But there is redemption available.

There is redemption available for Josh Duggar.

There is redemption available for these Ashley Madison tools of their father, the devil.

And there is redemption available for the millions of our fellow sinners who, tragically, chose to avail themselves of this sick site’s sinful “service.” While they have become fully exposed, utterly humiliated and, for many, even ruined by a most selfish and lustful ambition, total redemption is yet within reach.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Redemption is available.

Eternal life is available.

But they are available through Christ Jesus alone.

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Watch: Man Gets Caught Robbing A Woman. What She Says Next Makes Him Burst Into Tears.

A Tennessee man is in jail this week after several convenience store patrons reportedly saw him grab a woman’s purse. Three men ran to the victim’s aid and held suspect Ezell Graham until police arrived a short time later.

Video footage has since surfaced, showing the suspect being restrained in the front seat of a vehicle with his alleged victim standing outside just feet away.

#VIRAL This was the intense scene at a Tiger market here in Tennessee after a suspect robbed a woman and was captured by three men.FULL STORY—> http://murfreesboro101.com/good-samaritans-restrain-accused-robber-west-nashville-gas-station/

Posted by Murfreesboro News on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

“Sir,” she pleaded through audible sobbing, “don’t ever do that again.”

Graham soon became distraught, too, crying out as the woman started to pray over him.

“In the name of Jesus,” she said, “you don’t want to have to do that. If you had asked me for anything, I would have helped you. All of these people would have helped you. You don’t have to do this.”

An apparently contrite Graham responded through his own tears: “I’m sorry. I can’t help myself.”

He insisted more than once that he “can’t live like this no more.”

Despite the histrionics, however, those holding him soon began to complain that he was becoming increasingly combative.

“He’s ready to run, too,” one man told arriving officers.

Police were able to apprehend Graham, recovering several stolen items from his vehicle. He was arrested on multiple charges, including three counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, and aggravated burglary.

Hundreds of Facebook users weighed in on the incident, with one in particular pointing out what she believed to be the most noteworthy aspect of the narrative.

“I have read most of the comments on this,” the user wrote, “and the one thing that people are missing is that [three] complete strangers stopped and helped this woman. I think that’s amazing!”

Do you applaud the efforts of these three men? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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America: Beware The Smiling Traitor!

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”  -Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator, Source: Attributed. 58 BC, Speech in the Roman Senate

America is again being diverted away from another treasonous act by this administration: the “Iran nuke deal,” which is nothing more than appeasement through funding and enabling militarily America’s sworn enemies. Treason, treason and more treason.

Let me cut to the chase here. If what was happening in this country was happening in a foreign country, the people in this country would have called for military strikes, as well as an all-out manhunt pertaining to the dictators who were guilty of the same things that Barack Hussein Obama and his criminal administration are guilty of here in America. Yet, because it is happening here, the people have somehow deceived themselves into believing that what they have allowed is not as bad as what is happening over in third world countries. What is even worse is that as long as there are smiles and the reciting of the word “Constitution,” the American people are set at ease–only to set themselves up for the next act of treason. But as long as he is smiling…

I was humored the other day when an individual said to me: “Bradlee, you are so bold and harsh at times!” (Romans 8:14; Hebrews 1:7; Psalm 104:4; Proverbs 28:1) I said, “Really? It is the command of God, concerning the church people, to warn people that the house (of sin) is on fire and they need to get out lest they perish! (Ezekiel 33:3; 2 Corinthians 5:11).”

I reminded this person that the Word of The Lord is like a fire, “like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces” (Jeremiah 23:29).  The end result is to hopefully bring forth “repentance toward God and Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21; Galatians 3:24). The church is to magnify God’s Law (Isaiah 42:21) while the Holy Ghost comes to “convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment” (John 16:8).



Oh how little of the Character of Jesus Christ do men in America relate or identify with today. They are much like Jesus’ disciples.

“…and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist (Luke 3:19); but some say, Elias (1 Kings 18:38); and others, One of the prophets (Acts 3:22).” (Mark 8:27-28)

George Whitefield, the Great Awakening field preacher, said: “It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher” (Matthew 7:29).



I went on to tell the individual I was speaking with that, on the contrary, the people in this country have been so conditioned to believe that the one who sets the house on fire (encourages and acts out transgressions against God’s and America’s constitutional Laws), endangering all within (figuratively speaking) while flattering, lying, smiling and kissing up about the state of the country, is somehow looking out for the good of the people within. Remember, Judas betrayed Jesus Christ with a kiss (Luke 22:48).

No, these are the characteristics of how dictators act. They destroy through policy and prosper by craft.

“A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.” Proverbs 26:28

This only takes place when a people throw off God’s Law and America’s founding documents and give a free hand to the destroyer (John 10:10). This is a point no one can deny in America today.

Furthermore, dictators have a smile on their face as they go along not to offend, but to appease – that is, until in the transcending mode he gets to power. Then he can dictate by force.

“There is nothing stable but Heaven and The Constitution.” –President James Buchanan

Be it known, America, that you have been warned time and time again concerning the corruption in your Government and Churches, which is God’s mercy (Luke 12:2). Yet, you have done nothing to appease God’s wrath by bringing forth judgment upon the heads of the wicked.

Because if you did, God said:

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. Jeremiah 5:1

Drawing the line

Obama success or failure

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You’ve Gotta Love America’s Reprobate, Cecil-Loving Youth

“I Am Cecil”-Protesters

It has been said that the philosophy in the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy taught in the government in the next. This past week, we found that statement to be true once again. Corrupt and misguided government officials who refused to vote down Planned Parenthood and the slaughter of the innocent are calling for a probe into Dr. Walter Palmer and the guide that hunted down Cecil the lion. They are even considering extradition.

Of course, in close pursuit are those who are falling in line with global narratives and initiatives. These are the young, indoctrinated, uneducated, unloving and uncaring protesters who were calling for the prosecution, and even the execution, of Dr. Walter Palmer. As a matter of fact, on Wednesday, one of these people went so far as to vandalize Dr. Palmer’s Florida home by spray painting a huge statement on his garage door–“Lion Killer.”

The protesters, all 15 of them, were given headline attention. They made themselves known by holding signs that stated such things as “I am Cecil,” “Let the hunters be hunted,” “Murderers,” “Killers,” “Rot in Hell” and going so far as to demand “Justice for Cecil.”

Now, I want you to pay close attention to the fact that these people will protest and call for justice when it comes to the death of animals, but could care less when it comes to the life of a human being.

These are called reprobates. A reprobate is a person who is abandoned to sin (Lawlessness 1 John 3:4), lost to virtue or grace, according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.

These are those who:

“when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things… Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”  -Romans 1:21-25

These are the “useful idiots” who are being used to make way for the criminalization of those who pick flowers in state parks, or those who may tamper with an eagle’s egg or kill a whale.

These reprobate minds are responsible for calling forth protests when it comes to Kentucky Fried Chicken and their “cruelties to chickens.”

One has to ask what these young people have been subjected to that they would overlook the slaughter of the innocent in the womb (Proverbs 6:17), yet are willing to be made fools in the face of this contrived folly. I can tell you, one need not look any further than to the parents who drop their kids off at the public school gate to be illegally indoctrinated by the federal government through global indoctrination schemes (Luke 7:35; Article 10 Bill of Rights).

They agree in action with the Margret Sangers of the world: “The most merciful thing that a large family does for one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Yet, don’t touch Cecil. The mercies of the wicked are, without a doubt, cruel.

Here’s their message: Do not worry about the innocent human beings in or out of the womb–but get on the street and protest if anyone dares to kill a lion.

Remember, friends, one protester had a sign that said “I am Cecil.” Not only is this a sick mindset, but it is also a very dangerous mindset and one that is not new.

The great Christian theologian G. K. Chesterton famously said: “Wherever there is animal worship, there is human sacrifice.” How true that is.

But this is the fruit of a nation that has given way to a carnal mindset and turned its back on God, the same God who gave us what we have through His Son Jesus Christ!

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Are American Christians Throwing In The Towel?

I’m the first one in line to die
When the cavalry comes
Yeah it feels like the great divide
Has already come
I’m wasting my way through days
Losing youth along the way…

Do we, who claim to be Christian, stand upon our firm foundation? Or are we heading toward the exits? Are we pressing forward or merely planning our retreat?

Most days I feel like a soldier without a sword… or even a battle plan.

Exchanging Godly truth for carnal lies is not a task for the lukewarm or the meek. The timid need not apply.

We are weak in the flesh, but does our spirit ever lead?

The great Christian reformer, Martin Luther, struggled mightily with self-pride throughout his life (even if he was reluctant to admit it); but he could never be accused of lacking boldness in matters of faith and the gospel of Christ…

“If I profess with loudest voice and clearest exposition…the truth of God except that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be… Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved”

Babies are being murdered and their body parts sold to the highest bidder. How shall we allow the God-haters and the deceived to dictate the boundaries of truth and normalcy?

The Godly standard is very clear on all matters of moral righteousness. No matter how much the servants of Satan try to trivialize the absolute nature of good and evil, the normalization of sin can only lead to death. This is why fabricated science, manipulated polls, deceptive policy, forceful intimidation and unreported governmental lies have become so commonplace. This is also why most Republicans are part of the wider one-party global agenda that proceeds to support Obama every step of the way. Theirs is a plan that leaves no room for Christ. If you follow them, please understand that you will be checking your Savior at the door.

There are no good guys left. They’ve all sold their soul.

If it seems that the whole world has gone mad, you can be certain that it’s not just a bad dream. What we are clearly witnessing are demonic forces using everything at their disposal in an attempt to annihilate the necessity of Christ.

See the signs and stand for what’s right.

If God is on my side
Then who can be against me *

* NeedtoBreathe

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