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Carrie Prejean–an Exortation to Women and a Rebuke to the Church

Posted by israeliteindeed on November 28, 2009

(This was originally written in April, 2009, but in light of the newest scandal involving Carrie Prejean, I think it fitting to publish it again. Let the tree be judged by its fruit, and let the church learn to judge righteous judgment.)

A woman stands nearly naked before many spectators, so that a homosexual, among others, can judge her “beauty” by the world’s false standards. She then says homosexual marriage is wrong. My sister in Christ? Not necessarily—let’s judge righteous judgment.

Since when do Christians go to the world to parade their dying flesh about on a stage, encouraging men to lust, and young women to covet, admire, and imitate what is evil?

Since when do whorish women become the heroes of Christendom?

Since when do we applaud and congratulate women—who are presently and unashamedly disobeying God’s will for women—for “defending the faith,” rather than rebuking them in love, and showing them the things that please the Father?

Has the church of Jesus Christ sunk so low? Is there no discernible difference between what is good and evil anymore? “Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean…” (Ezekiel 2:26)

Is Carrie Prejean a defender of the faith? Well, that depends. Are we talking about the faith of Jesus? Or some other faith that is rooted in tradition and personal opinion? Here are Carrie’s words:

“Well, I think it’s *great* that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, in my country, in my family, I *think* that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there, but that’s how I was raised, and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman.”

So according to Carrie, it’s just wonderful that Americans get to choose if they want to marry the same sex or the opposite sex! And she means no offense, but she was RAISED to believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

Let me remind those who love God’s Word that homosexuality is not something we “can choose” or not choose without consequence. It is a judgment of insanity sent by God on those who worship the created being (women in beauty pageants, for example) more than the Creator (Romans 1). It is also a one way ticket to damnation (I Cor. 6:9-10) unless the homosexual repents and turns to Jesus Christ in obedient faith.

Any good Muslim, Jehovah’s Witness, or Catholic could have given the answer Carrie gave!

Carrie was apparently raised to believe in biblical marriage, but not raised to believe in biblical modesty. Her traditional Christianity allows her to cherry pick her truths according to her own desires. Her opinion is that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Her opinion is also (apparently) that women who profess to be Christ’s do not have to turn away from the sin of immorality, and cover their bodies modestly as befits a Christian. She has apparently decided to avoid these Scriptures:

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” (I Tim. 2:9-10)

Too bad the deceived are so busy giving this misguided woman applause, and not busy helping her to see the error of her ways. It’s pretty hard to stand up for Jesus with no clothes on, ladies. Spend some time with Jesus, and He will make this very plain to you.

A harlot is known by her dress, which is worn to purposely ensnare men (Proverbs 7:10). So please spare me the “people have differing views of what modesty is” line, which is an unacceptable excuse being used to justify the wicked. Please don’t write me and tell me that bikinis are acceptable public clothing for Christian women, unless you are willing to wear your underwear to church this Sunday or to your next Bible study. The presence of water does not baptize harlotry and make it acceptable! Even in cultures that instinctively wear more clothing than Americans, a harlot is known by her choice of clothing. Also, please notice in Proverbs chapter 7, that the harlot can be very religious and have a “form” of godliness; but by her dressing to entice unstable souls, she proves herself a spiritual murderer—”yea, many strong men have been slain by her.” If the strong men need beware, what will happen to the weak men?

As a Christian, our first commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Pretty hard to do while we are wowing the crowds with our flesh, isn’t it? My friends, NO FLESH should glory in His presence! (I Cor. 1:29) That’s pretty clear, isn’t it? We are either sowing to please our flesh, or sowing to please the Spirit. We are not doing both at the same time.

The second commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves. Are we (ladies) loving men when we strut about half covered in front of them? Are we not concerned about their eternal souls? Are we not concerned about our own? Are we concerned about their wives and their daughters? Or are we only concerned with climbing some ladder of vain self-importance in the eyes of this idolatrous world? Do we think we can play the harlot and escape the wrath of God?

There is a reason God COVERED Adam and Eve’s nakedness when they became sinners. There is a reason we will not return to the “naked state” even in heaven. We will be fully clothed. There is a reason He threatened idolatrous Israel with “uncovering her nakedness.” There is a reason that many pagan tribes that turn to Christ suddenly decide to wear clothes. And there is a reason Americans, who run after idols—like “beauty” queens—have a love affair with nakedness. And there is a reason the professing church doesn’t rebuke this wickedness, but instead praises it, displaying its own hypocrisy for all the world to see. She knows not that she is “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked;” and that she needs to go to Jesus to receive “white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear.” (Rev. 3:17-18)

I can no more commend Carrie Prejean for standing by her opinion, than I can commend Perez Hilton for standing by his. To do so would be hypocritical. The only opinion that matters is God’s “opinion.” Woe is me if I train my children to reject homosexuality, but to at the same time embrace the immoral behavior of the religious prostitute!

Please hear me: I am not trying to hurt Carrie Prejean. IF she wants to follow Christ, let her “that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” (2 Tim. 2:19) Let her ask the LORD how she can make her body a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Him. Let her seek out older women of faith who will show her a more excellent way. Let them teach her not to glory in her flesh, which is a fading flower, but to “let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” (I Pet. 3:4)

I lay the blame for this hypocrisy at the feet of the church, which has no discernment to see that this woman is hell-bound unless she repents of her idolatry and wanton, fleshly ways. Dare we make a hero out of a person who is so blindly leading others into sin? All this little charade between Carrie and Perez does is further blur the line between good and evil. Homosexuality=Bad, Promiscuity=OK? NO! Both ways lead to death!

Carrie Prejean has become a facebook hero for her stand against homosexuality. I have an unsaved close relative who also believes men should not marry men. Does this make him a hero? No, my friends. The unsaved judge unrighteous judgment. They have their OWN standard of right and wrong. They might think pornography is OK, but rape is wrong. They think drunkenness is OK, but getting high on drugs is wrong. And they think homosexuality is wrong, but immodesty and lifting oneself up as an idol to be worshiped by lust-driven crowds is OK.

If Carrie wants to be taken seriously as a Christian, she needs to obey Christ and his Word by turning from her OWN wickedness, dressing herself as befits a woman professing godliness, and standing up for what GOD thinks, ACROSS THE BOARD.

And if the church wants to be taken seriously by people like Perez Hilton, it needs to stop being so hypocritical and blind. It needs to go to Jesus for some eye medicine. It also needs to stop strengthening the hands of those who do evil, like Carrie Prejean, so that she will repent and follow after righteousness.

“I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.” Jeremiah 23:14

“But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother (or sister) be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” I Cor 5: 1-13

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9 Responses to “Carrie Prejean–an Exortation to Women and a Rebuke to the Church”

  1. smilesback said

    I just read this post of yours tonight and it is great! Very strong. And very true! I wasn’t raised with a T.V. and as of March, 2007 I haven’t had one again; and I sure don’t miss it! Without it, I can instead fill my mind with Scripture and with praise and prayer. This isn’t arrogant; it’s what we are ALL called to do. And we are called to feed ourselves on and meditate on God’s Word, not on the world’s meals. Anyway, I don’t know who Carrie Prejean even is. I guess I’m glad I don’t.

    Keep writing!

    Rachel

    • Hi Rachel,

      Carrie Prejean was a Miss USA 1st runner-up. She received alot of attention when Perez Hilton, an open homosexual, questioned her on same-sex marriage. Carrie answered,

      “Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.”

      The homosexual community, of course, was angered by her answer. The professing Christian community, for the most part, rallied to her defense. To me, this was sickening and hypocritical. Carrie no doubt views herself as a defender of the faith, and apostate Christianity has helped to feed this delusion. It is actually heart-wrenching to see who “the church” considers its heroes today. I know plenty of unsaved persons who disagree with homosexuality–the unsaved all have their own standard of righteousness. Homosexuality is a sin and an abomination, not to mention a judgment of delusion sent by God on those who refused to honor Him (Rom. 1), yet the carnality and lust-generating vocation of Miss Prejean–coupled with her public confession of faith in Christ–is also an abomination.

      I was personally challenged to oppose the veneration “the church” was giving to Miss Prejean when a personal friend joined in the madness, even posting a picture of her in a bikini where many Christian men would/could be stumbled. This friend was a Christian leader, and as such, will be held more accountable.

      I commend and applaud your decision to not watch television! More evil comes into the private home through that door than any other I can think of. Christians who think they can sit and “eat” what the wicked world serves up as entertainment–without paying a huge price–are sadly mistaken.

      God bless you richly in Jesus, Rachel!

  2. smilesback said

    Unbelievable! A Christian leader posted a picture of this Miss Prejean in a bikini? Why??!! If that person wanted to extol CP, then could they not at least have found a photo of her in any other attire? Pfff! And why even the necessity of posting her picture? I’m sure MOST of America knows who she is and what she looks like. Truly, how ridiculous the majority of the “Christian” leaders are that we have out there! They don’t even know how to blush and they parade their brazen look and attitude for all –including God– to see. As God says, “You have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame.” (Jer. 3:3) WHO is He speaking to? Look at verses 4 & 5. It’s those who call to Him, who say they know Him, who say He is their Heavenly Father and Friend! God says, “Have you not just called to Me: ‘My Father, my friend from my youth, will you always be angry? Will your wrath continue forever?’ This is how you talk, but you do all the evil you can.”

    And again, God says in Amos 2:7, “Father and son use the same girl and so profane My holy name.” It doesn’t have to be actual physical adultery. As Jesus told us in Matt. 5:28, looking with lust is the same as adultery. So this “using of the same girl” goes on all the time in so-called “Christian” homes –through that T.V. and internet. Yet –I guess– they care less that it is profaning God’s holy name.

    Well, keep contending boldly for the faith!

    (Oh, and for those out there that are too timid or busy or haven’t studied God’s Word enough, one thing you can do is PRAY for those who are on the front lines! Because to pray is a command. Just one verse is 1 Thes. 5:17 –“Pray continually.” But how about this one?: “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel [that mystery is simple –see Eph. 3:6-12], for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” –Eph. 6:19,20)

    So, I encourage you: Get on your knees and truly, fervently, and humbly pray for this blogger with this type of prayer!

    Rachel

    • A clarification so that I don’t bear false witness: The Christian leader did not “post a picture of her” as I originally said. However, he purposely gave his support of Miss Prejean in a public forum where her bikini clad body was pictured, which in turn caused his name and picture and endorsement to appear beside her picture. This in front of many people who looked up to this man as a spiritual leader. Please forgive me for my error.

  3. Ray White said

    “Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.”

    This statement, to me, is not a very stable one against homosexuality.
    It actually appears to be a lukewarm compromise with sin. If Carrie thinks it’s great that Americans can choose, then she’s condoning the states that are changing laws and making it that way. She’s not even clear if she really believes the way she was raised, either. She “thinks” she believes that marriage should be between a man and woman; she doesn’t say she actually believes that. Sounds to me like she’s admitting she’s not sure, and by saying it’s great that people can choose, to her, God’s law is optional, and she’s glad it is.

    • I agree 100%. Her statement is akin to saying “I think it’s great that Americans can choose to kill their unborn babies if they want to, but I think I believe we shouldn’t.” Miss Prejean was already steeped in compromise when she decided it was ok to disobey the Word of God to women about modesty.

  4. Ray White said

    Mic 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit of falsehood tells lies while saying, “I will prophesy to you while I’m drunk”, he shall be the prophet this people deserves.

    The popular “prophets” today walk in a spirit of compromise with the world. They are loved by the world, not being separate from it, but loving it and it’s praise. They are drunken with the praise of men, and people love their lies more than God’s Word. (2Tim 4:3,4)

    Zep 3:1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
    (Fashion queens oppress women by beckoning them to be like them)
    Zep 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.
    Zep 3:3 Her princes (and beauty queens) within her are roaring lions; her judges are wolves; they devour the prey quickly.
    Zep 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
    (Israel wasn’t allowed to let anyone but a sanctified priest of God to the service of the tabernacle, but today, they make priests of the lowest of the people to be the priests and priestesses of their high places)

    Jer 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
    Jer 23:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
    Jer 23:16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
    Jer 23:17 They say still unto them that despise me, “The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace”; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, “No evil shall come upon you.”

    Isn’t that the message the lukewarm send to the world and to the lukewarm church? “You don’t need to fear God. Look at me, does it look like I do? I’m pleasing God while I cause men to commit adultery by looking at me, because I’m saying I think I believe the way I was raised to believe. I’m really not correcting anybody; I say it’s great that people can sin all they want to!”

    • Amen! Thank you for bringing even more light from God’s Word to shed on this subject. Miss Prejean has joined the ranks of those so called “Christians” who grab the public eye only to drag the holy Name of Jesus through the mud. The false prophets who endorse her (and other sinners) are indeed “light and treacherous persons”! They don’t even understand the difference between good and evil. Woe to them!

  5. voicewilderness1 said

    This is just another example of how lukewarm and apostate the modern American church has become. There is a great deal of hypocrisy, and it makes me sick.

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