I really thought that I was gonna sit this one out. Despite how I strongly feel about it all, if you’re seeing what I’m seeing, most of it has been covered. I didn’t want to just join in and lose my voice, I really wanted to search and see if there was something that the Holy Ghost had to say- and I feel like He does.
Although, I can say that I’m not surprised at all by what has transpired. Honestly, not much about this world (even the Christian realm) shocks me anymore. I’m gonna be pretty blunt here because I feel like it’s time for the true Church of God to take a stand.
I don’t fully blame Lauren Daigle, for her thoughts.
Why? Because if the church was being what God intended for it to be, we wouldn’t have so many Christians, so many influencers, who don’t know the Bible. The church has traded her convictions, the gifts of The Spirit and the unction of the Lord, for a lay-me-down-to-sleep religion that pats sin on the back.
A sham of a religion that tells us not to sound the alarm, one that tells us to hold our tongues when facing the wretchedness of the enemy, and one that refuses to hear the sound doctrine that is the Word of God. And when you leave these very roots, the simplicity of the Gospel, what transpires is a falsehood.
A falsehood that tells us that there is no reproof of God, not an ounce of rebuke found in Him, His anger is non-existent, and the affliction of the Saints is no longer well-founded. But, Christ did not allow His very Son to die for a multitude of sins if there was no sin found in the land.
The sin that Christ died for, is the very sin runs rampant in our land today.
So yes, while Lauren Daigle has every opportunity to seek out Christ for herself and to learn of Him- it’s hard to pursue that perfected walk with Christ when our world is filled with hypocritical Christians who aren’t pursuing God in His abundance.
We have a world who wants to add a little Christ to their diet. And to appease these, the church has folded under the pressure. In the name of numbers, monies, and popularity, the church no longer follows the command of “turn from your wicked ways”.
We’ve forgotten that to follow Christ, we must be born again. And to be born again means that we must be washed from our sins. The blood of Jesus was shed that I wouldn’t have to live in bondage, but that I could live in the will and the ways of The Lord.
Yet, the church is continually influenced by the world. They remove the blood and they replace the altars, and in turn, promote self-worthiness and self-love. All while Christ says that there is nothing good that dwells in this flesh.
So we cannot be mad at Lauren Daigle, and not be mad at the condition of the church.
I’m sure Lauren is only regurgitating what she’s been taught, or maybe it’s the lack of what she’s been taught. Because faithfulness to God, His house, His word, and His voice doesn’t seem very important anymore.
The church has ushered those who hold true to the word of God, for conviction and righteousness, holiness, and a true and undefiled religion, right out of their sanctuaries. In the name of inclusivity over truth, they have accepted this distortion of the love of God, being deceived themselves.
Sensuality has bound us to music and voices and words that make us “feel”, but has clouded the vision of the church and they are no longer able to discern the difference between anointing and talent. They fall into a rabbit hole of searching for that excitement and pleasure, rather than seeking for the face of God.
Mega-churches all over the world are filled to the brim with people who gawk at stories and humor and feel-good-fleshy messages, but very little in the tabernacles of those who preach the infallibility of the Bible. Is it not the last days?
“Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. Oh, be careful little ears what you hear. Oh, be careful little hands what you do. Oh, be careful little feet where you go. For the Father up above, He is looking down in love. Oh, be careful little you what you portray.”
Sunday school song it may be, Christ cares about what you partake in.
All of these things go hand in hand. There is no sin that is greater than another and homosexuality is not the only issue here. We are cultivating a generation of church people who are being entertained by the very things that we should be standing against.
He cares about what you listen to, He cares about how you talk, He cares about how you dress, He cares about where you go, He cares about what you do, He cares about who you’re influenced by, He cares who your friends are. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
We have left the simplicity of Christ’s Gospel, and it’s those little foxes that have been allowed in that destroy the true vine.
Jesus suffered because of my sin. He was beaten with stripes until He was no longer recognizable. Spat upon, mocked, ridiculed. A crown of thorns was hammered into His head, and His beard plucked out. He was made to carry His own cross up to a hill where He would be made a farce.
Humiliated, as He hung on the cross, unclothed, with nails through His hands and through His feet. Suffocating as His body hung weak, given vinegar to drink, and pierced in His side with a sword.
They hung Him high upon that hill to serve as a travesty to you and me. Yet, He arose. Defying the very death He was sentenced to and providing that way for us to reach the Father.
And we were told, should we not suffer that same fate? (1 Peter 4)
It is not popular, but Christ himself said I chastise those I love. (Hebrews 12)
What is love? Love is not allowing your friends to die in their sin. What is love? Love is sounding the alarm when you see one being tempted. What is love? Love is standing against the enemy to protect a world that is lost without God. (Ezekial 3)
Lauren, I hope this reaches you.
Everyone’s telling you what the Bible says about homosexuality. But if you need a little more of that, I wrote a post about that here: Christ, the Bible, and homosexuality. I hope you’ll see a light in all of the truth you’ve been offered.
Everyone is telling you not to sell out. I agree! Stand firm in the faith! There are so many who wish they had a platform to share this wonderous, life-saving Gospel. Don’t sell out to the pressures of the world. Don’t conform to this world’s skewed vision of Christ!
I can say that this isn’t coming from someone who hasn’t taken the brunt force of hell, I know what it’s like to be singled out for holding to the truth of God’s word. You see, just a short time ago, my family made a big decision to stand against being entertained by the world’s standards.
When I wrote about that, here on our blog, I faced mounds of criticism. A lot like you’re facing now, except from the world- not the church. Thousands of comments, emails, and letters came as hate mail. My address and phone number were shared with the world and my family was blasted across multiple social channels, being called unimaginable things. I still face that viral criticism.
So if that’s your worry, know that Christ suffered those things too and He was a conqueror.
Sis, you have an amazing opportunity to share about Christ, but with that opportunity comes the responsibility to know the whole capacity of Christ and be able to share that truth with a lost and a dying world.
Lauren, we’re all living ministers of the Gospel. Some simply live a life that points to Christ, some through teaching, some behind pulpits, and some through song. You are a minister of Christ! And as a minister, seen on the world’s stage, you must know Christ in His fullness, which also means knowing His word.
I hope you’re spending as much time in prayer and fasting and the scripture, as you are in song. The ministering through music was proven by many in the Bible, but it was only because these same spent their lives in prayer and supplication with the Father.
Despite how we feel about your words, we’re all praying for you, Lauren. God’s wondrous love is still working and His power still reveals His word unto us daily. Reaching out to you is love and this is not your end unless you allow the enemy to make it that.