Notice that Lot included himself with the men, not as a homosexual, but as a human being. While the men reacted in anger to Lot, it does not appear that Lot meant to engender anger in them. He was essentially imploring the men to not act wickedly. Yes, on one hand, the comment from Lot could be taken as being judgmental, but it was judgment applied to what these men intended to do. However, it is very clear that while Lot condemned what the men wanted to do, he did not condemn the men themselves.
For now, what I’m saying is that in the world – which is again, Satan’s kingdom – I’m not sure we have a biblical leg to stand on when it comes to trying to change people without considering that they must be changed from within (through receiving salvation) before any real changes can occur. But when it comes to the life of the church, leaders should do everything possible to take care of problems and issues in the most loving way possible. This means never by accepting the sin of the person and simply allowing them to participate in activities that are for only those who have salvation and through commitment and surrender, endeavor to live (through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit) to please God.
Therefore, it is our obligation as Christians to be in a constant mode of reaching out to those who are lost. Yeah, they may be using us. They may be ridiculing us. They may even be used as prime temptations to move us away from God, but in the end, Satan and his minions are using them, just as Satan specifically used Judas and countless other individuals in his plan to thwart God’s purposes.
There is far more that can be accomplished through prayer than anything else. It is through prayer that we align ourselves with God’s ways and purposes. Do we honestly think God doesn’t know what’s going on? Do we think even for a second that God’s hands are tied and He can do nothing without us or that He is waiting for us to change our outlook before He can move? If you think that, I would suggest – with all due respect – that you bury your face in His Word and find out what He is doing NOW.
The secret doctrine is something that is said to bind all religious ideologies together in a true mystical union and this secret is a reflection of the perfect essence of all thought in the spiritual realm. Of course, what we learn as we get deeper into it is that it is really a spiritual type of socialism or communism, where the individual doesn’t matter. What matters is the spiritual “collective” because that’s where all secret doctrine is said to lead.
People like Rob Bell are “smooth” and use “flattering speech” to specifically deceive people’s hearts. These particular people hang on every word of people like Rob Bell. They see him as a great teacher and even a type of prophet. They are honored to be in his presence because they hear what they believe to be “love.” Is it?
Also note that our friend thoroughly believes alien life does exist in the galaxy though I’m quite certain he’s never been visited by any or had conversations with them. In short, he’s taking this on faith, based on hearsay and alleged anecdotal evidence from science. In essence though, there has been nothing that has proven beyond doubt that aliens exist, but our friend – though he is repulsed by the notion of any god existing – simply accepts without proof aliens existing. How this connects with the scientific mind or process is beyond me, but I’m quite sure he has rationalized it enough to believe it without issue.