Like Every Work, Music Is A Work Of God. It Is Truly A Gift! 

God gives the gifts and then God works in the humans, appointing it all to play out for His glory and pleasure.

Dear Westboro,

I wanted to ask you about the following verses, namely:

Amos 6:5: “That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David.”

Psalm 57:7: “My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.”  

Does God give individual’s musical talent, or is it something that is trained and exercised? In today’s society, we see many musicians make beautiful music and there are many contemporary musicians use their talent to create dance music. Is it the responsibility of musicians to create music that gives glory to God who gave them the talent? I know that there is music such as harp music, without words, that is relaxing to listen to. Does God have a particular interest in music, especially since Satan had some charge of music in Heaven prior to has fall, namely: Ezekiel 28:13: “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created  they were prepared.” In addition to this, The NKJV says, “The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.” 

Please can you give me your perspective on this context and help me understand this.

Kind regards,

Chad

 

Good evening –

Like every work, music is a Work of God. It is truly a gift!

God gives the gifts and then God works in the humans, appointing it all to play out for His glory and pleasure. To some He works the gift on their path to salvation. To some He works to require a work at the hand of an unclean raven to make a work that glorifies God! For example – the Messiah – a wonderful work of God that has masses of rebels singing the praise and works of God from generation to generation, much of it pertaining to the end of days, a work of eschatology (and praising God in His first and second advent).

“Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me. As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.” (Psalms 18:43-44)

“Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.” (Psalms 68:18)

“The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.” (Psalms 110:2-3)

All that said – my fervent desire is that as long as the Lord my God will loan me any voice and strength to sing, that I will use it to sing His praise and glorify His Name and give the glory of His works to Him!

“I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” Isaiah 42:8

So when God sends the shooter – we will sing praise to His Name and give the glory of that Work of God, to God!

I hope you find and listen to every song of every sort that Westboro Baptist Church has posted: http://godhatesfags.com/audio/index.html

Thank you for asking.

Your friends at WBC

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Adorning of our Brides

 

“¶  And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:5-10)

This oracle from the scene of the conclusion to the transitional dispensation from the New Testament Church period to the millennial reign of our Christ, is something that I submit is worthy of close and intimate attention at this hour, and brings to the body some level of consideration about what a bride should wear.

Our generation is so rotten, that every form of pride and lust-driven experimentation occurs relative to the ceremony and the bride’s clothing. When Scripture addresses a matter of sincerity and gravity to the human heart – like being married – we should be very attentive to what it says. Here, in Revelation 19, we have the antitype of every wedding event; particularly every wedding event that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ participates in.  In this passage, the bride is “granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white”.  The word for “linen” references a root “buwts” (“boots”) that refers to “a costly, fine white linen cloth made in Egypt”. The word in this passage “white” comes from a root verb “lampo” (“lam’-po”) that means “to shine”.

Interestingly, the next clause in the passage says that it is “the fine linen” that is “the righteousness of saints”.  I say interesting, because the word here “white” refers to her shining in radiance, reflecting the glory of her husband.  The word “linen” is the white-ness … the purity … the righteousness that her Husband has granted her. In her nature, she is filled with blackness of sin and death. This truth is what is intended in the Song of Solomon – the greatest treatise on the relationship between a bride and her husband in all of Scripture – when it says: “I am black but comely” (Song 1:5).

So we should take our lesson from the reference to the linen that is white. The being arrayed in white is the standard. We do not make use of the white as this generation does … to pretend to some purity in the bride herself … we put our brides in pure white clothing to represent our understanding that we are covered over in the sight of our Husband (Christ) with His purity and righteousness.

I submit that it is our happy duty to follow the antitype when we engage in the ceremony respecting the marriage of the Lamb … and our brides should always be adorned in pure white clothing.

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” I Read Your ‘God Sends Mental Illness’ Sermon. If I’m Schizophrenic, Does That Mean I’m Sinning?”

Because God has the prerogative to dispose of you as He pleases, He has the prerogative to dispose your mental capacity to what humans characterize as schizophrenia.

My name is Thomas. I recently read your sermon entitled “God Sends Mental Illness: Fear Him” (http://www.godhatesfags.com/sermons/outlines/Sermon_20170604.pdf) and I had a few questions. I am schizophrenic. Does that mean I have some sort of sin and if I stop sinning will I be cured of my schizophrenia? Secondly, in the sermon it seemed to imply that use of psychotropic medication is a sin and even compared “active and extensive use of pharmacology” to sorcery in its quotation of Revelation 9:21. My question is, am I not supposed to take my schizophrenia medication? 

–Thomas

 

Hello. Thomas.  Thank you for taking the time to read the words, and for asking those questions that come naturally from being faced with the Word of God that is declared the exclusive power in heaven and earth to “discern[] the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).  No human power can do this, and it is a most arrogant and blasphemous – to say nothing of destructive and hateful – thing that these self-declared “mental health professionals” do to this generation of the human race.  What sayeth the scripture?  “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” (Jeremiah 17:10)

Your two questions, as they are framed, depict the error that drives nearly every human’s consideration of the Word of God.  You ask if your schizophrenia diagnosis is evidence that you are in some sort of sin that if abandoned might bring an end to your mental illness.  You ask if the use of psychotropic medications is a sin and if you are required by scripture to abandon the medication regimen.  In both questions, you miss the whole point of the sermon you referenced and you bring the eternal Word of God – as well as His throne of sovereignty  — down to the endlessly weak and pitiful bar of humanity.  I am heartsick at the abysmal darkness this world’s population lives in.  Please consider this response with sobriety and gravity; it may be that God has determined to open your eyes and ears and soften your presently-hardened heart.  His will be done.

The historic and scriptural account of King Nebuchadnezzar’s vision and then the fulfillment of the vision – which was a beautiful exemplar of my sermon’s proposition – includes four specific expressions of the reason.  Four times in the writings of Daniel you find the precise and majestic point of the matter explained.  All of the events prophesied of and fulfilled with respect to Nebuchadnezzar’s mental illness were expressly for a specific purpose – again, four times articulated.  Please, for the sake of your never-dying, eternally-culpable soul, pay attention to these four expressions:

“to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men”. (Daniel 4:17)

 &

 “till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men”. (Daniel 4:25)

 &

 “I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” (Daniel 4:34-35)

 &

 “till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men”. (Daniel 5:21 – referencing back to the events of Daniel chapter 4)

God is in charge, Thomas!  God is boss, applesauce!  Nobody knows exactly the point in your God-denying existence you crossed a threshold in the estimation of your Creator – where your perpetual sins and blasphemies against His sovereignty brought this specific temporal recompense.  You may have some idea of how severely you’ve denied His prerogative to dispose of His creation as He sees fit, but I certainly do not.  From the words of your inquiry, you plainly still think it’s all about you.  You plainly still think you can impose the catastrophically impotent mental capacities of the human being upon God’s perfection, as Christ in parable addressed:  “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?  Is thine eye evil, because I am good?” (Matthew 20:15).

Here’s the place for you to begin.  You are a son of Adam, and therefore doomed at conception to be accountable for Adam’s death-dealing transgressions in the Garden of Eden:  “For as in Adam all die”! (1 Corinthians 15:22).  In addition, you individually have been sinning without remission from your earliest days, and (if you were to be honest with yourself) have done “evil with both hands earnestly” (Micah 7:3) for the whole of your life.  Since you have likely been lied to, what you have been raised to believe to be harmless behaviors – idolatry, fornication, hatred, envying, strife, contention, pride, lasciviousness, concupiscence, etc. – are all grotesque sins that pile onto your eternal soul like firewood and kindling.  Before you rise from your bed every morning, you’ve committed enough sin to justify an eternity of hellfire.  That’s what scripture teaches is the natural state of every human being; no exceptions.  So you should not play insipid word games when coming to the ambassadors of Christ, pretending that sinful conduct is a one-off that you may have accidentally strayed into.  God did that.  God is in charge, Thomas!  God is boss, applesauce!

Because God has the prerogative to dispose of you as He pleases, He has the prerogative to dispose your mental capacity to what humans characterize as schizophrenia.  If you, as the great king Nebuchadnezzar (and millions of others throughout history) are presented with the plainest of evidence that God is the sovereign Governor of all the creation and all providence, and you reject that evidence and go about your life as though it’s all about you and your interests and will and prerogatives, one way for God to bring you to heel is to break your mental capacities.  Render you incapable of maintaining thoughts – just like He may render you incapable of some physical function as He has done for other millions.  Once in the mess you, as the great king Nebuchadnezzar (and millions of others throughout history) think you can turn to chemicals or other human creativity to fix it.  You still imagine it is in your hands to dispose of the mess you’re in.  What you should be doing is turning toward your Creator and acknowledging that He is the most high God and He rules in the kingdoms of men.  If you are granted that mercy, then you should thank God for that mercy.  If you’re not granted that mercy, then you will continue to rail against His prerogative and it will make zero difference.  God determines that outcome.  God is in charge, Thomas!  God is boss, applesauce!

Thank you for writing.

— Westboro Baptist Church

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Perhaps The Discussion About What Is And What Is Not An Offensive Term Is Just A Prop?

Good morning – 

Over the years I get added to list serves by some rebel against God. I have been for many years on a list serve for the sodomites. Check out this email that I just received, and then consider this reality when you are, in vain, deciding what is or is not a respectful term to use on a person. You may realize that all of the discussion about what is and is not an offensive term (e.g. “fag”), is just a prop to draw attention to themselves as pretended victims and that never dying effort of the sodomites to require all mankind to bow down and called them Holy.

We use the word “fag” as a contraction of the word “faggot” or “fagot.” The word “faggot” means “a bundle of sticks or twigs, especially when bound together and used as fuel.” A “fag” is a firebrand. A “fag” is used for kindling – it fuels fire. “Fag” is a metaphor used in the Bible, for example, in Amos 4:11 (where it is translated “firebrand” in the KJV). Just as a “fag” fuels the fires of nature, so does a sodomite fuel the fires of hell and God’s wrath. We do not use the word “fag” in order to engage in childish name-calling. Rather, we use it because it is a metaphor chosen by the Holy Ghost to describe a group of people who BURN in their lust one toward another, and who FUEL God’s wrath.

Thus, it is historically sound to use the term fag when speaking about sodomites, it is etymologically sound to use the term fag when speaking about sodomites, and it is theologically sound to use the term fag when speaking of sodomites.

Judges 15:4-5 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.

Amos 4:11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Zechariah 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

Thank you.

— Westboro Baptist Church

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