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Apple Corporation Participates in Christian Persecution

Apple caved under pressure from gay rights group Truth Wins Out and removed a Christian ministry’s mobile app from its store.  Ironic right? The organization that filed the petition name is “Truth” Wins Out. Really? 

Psalm 2 He [God] who sits in the heavens laughs [at their rebellion]; The [Sovereign] Lord scoffs at them [and in supreme contempt He mocks them]. 

They Can’t Handle the Truth

The petition filed accuses the Living Hope Ministries Mobile App of “falsely portraying being gay as an “addiction,” “sickness,” and “sin”. The “Truth” is that sodomy and homosexuality is an abomination to the God of the Bible. It is sin! The God of the Bible makes it clear homosexuality is a sin and those living in that sin will not see the kingdom of heaven.

Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 1:27 And the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

 

The Persecutor

Truth Wins Out, which says it fights “anti-gay religious extremism,” launched a petition Thursday urging Apple to remove the app by Living Hope Ministries, a nonprofit that says it serves “those who are seeking sexual and relational wholeness through a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.”

After the decision, Truth Wins Out executive director Wayne Besen said Apple did “the right thing.” “We thank Apple for exemplifying corporate responsibility and taking swift action to remove a dangerous app that stigmatizes and demeans LGBT people,” he said.

 

The Devils Narrative

“Dangerous App”, says Truth Wins Out’s Wayne Besen! Satan is laying the groundwork for the narrative that sets the stage for ALL the unsaved world to overtly and completely turn against Christians.

Near Future Headline:

“We thank Apple, Google, Yahoo, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for exemplifying corporate responsibility and taking swift action to remove the Bible, All Biblical content and websites, and all mobile apps related to the Bible from their indexes. We applaud the corporate world for recognizing that the Bible and the God of the Bible is dangerous because He and His Bible stigmatizes and demeans LGBTQ people.” – Said the Unsaved World.

Romans 1:21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

 

Pray for Living Hope Ministries

Ricky Chalette, executive director of Living Hope Ministries, however, says the ministry is “saddened” about the decision to remove the app. “Regardless of their decision we will continue to make the app and our services available to those who seek them,” he said. “We are a ministry that for nearly 30 years has helped individuals resolve their feelings they deem incongruent with their faith,” he said. “We help people deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study and accountability.

We walk with them to align their lives with the teachings of Jesus Christ. “From chaos and confusion, they often find peace, hope, and a deeper sense of personal wholeness. Our ministry is free and strictly voluntary.”

As believers, we must pray for other members of the Body of Christ. Through good and bad Christians must pray for each other.

Ephesians 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray [with specific requests] at all times [on every occasion and in every season] in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition [interceding in prayer] for all God’s people. 

Such Were Some of You

In 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook became the first Fortune 500 company leader to announce he was homosexual and told CNN in an interview earlier this year that being gay was “God’s greatest gift to me.” Nowhere in the Bible does God endorse or support sodomy or homosexual behavior. For Apple CEO Tim Cook to say that being homosexual is a gift from the God we know that’s a lie.

As Christians, we shouldn’t expect anything less from the unsaved world. We are not to get upset, scream and take the self-righteous road. Never! God is the judge of the unsaved.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13 For what business is it of mine to judge outsiders (non-believers)? Do you not judge those who are within the church ? God alone sits in judgment on those who are outside [the faith].

 

We are to share the gospel with the unsaved world. At all cost! The gospel is the power unto salvation, not a self-righteous stance on the ignorant words of the unsaved world.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.  

 

In First Corinthians chapter six God makes it clear that those living in a homosexual lifestyle have the hope of salvation. Starting a new life because they are a new creation, leaving the homosexual lifestyle for good.

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites

I Corinthians 6:9

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

I Corinthians 6:10

And such were some of you [before you believed]. But you were washed [by the atoning sacrifice of Christ], you were sanctified [set apart for God, and made holy], you were justified [declared free of guilt] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God [the source of the believer’s new life and changed behavior].’

1 CORINTHIANS 6:11

What to Do?

As Christians, persecution is expected, and as the persecution level rises we must stay focused on His Word, rest in His promises and share the gospel. That’s it.

Tell the unsaved world that the God of the Bible loves them so much that He has already forgiven them of their sins. Because God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ to shed His blood and die on the cross to pay the price for the sin of the whole world. Christ was buried in the ground and raised from the dead never to die again. All anyone needs to do is believe it. Believe the gospel and you will be saved.

Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

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