Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Exposing or Showing - What I'm Guilty of

EX Ministries is not guitly of exposing people. Sure it may seem that way and with all that is being said by mainstream Gospel artists and preachers, you would think that we are like the TV show Cheaters. People talk like we are following folks around looking for dirt to post on our site or videos. Like we are exposing the private issues and sins for shock value and personal gain. Let's set the record straight people. We are not exposing people, we are showing what they have done in the public eye! Everything we mention is already public record. It was done by them, in the public eye, with no intent of hiding it. I wouldn't dare expose some private issues that people are dealing with unless it was made public by them. Sure, I know a lot of what's going on behind closed doors, but the Word tells me that private things should be dealt with in private, but public things should be dealt with before all that are exposed to it.

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

This is dealing with sin that has overtaken a person or that a person may have fallen into. We are all vulnerable to this and we should never glory in anyone being overtaken. It's not ours to publicly humiliate a person that has been overtaken, but we should go to this person and restore them. But please don't be silly with your thoughts on this scripture. This scripture is not talking about someone that publicly promotes the agenda of the devil or the antichrist and calls it Holy or Righteous. That person is deceived and needs to be shown for what they are doing. Public heresies were dealt with publicly by Paul on several occasions. He warned the people about Alexander, Hymenius, and others that taught false doctrine, or were wolves in sheeps clothing. Those that seek gain, fame, or self promotion should be noticed by all, but because the church has watered itself down so much these days by accepting lies for the truth, God is sending Prophets to the body to call these people out. Honestly, do you believe that God is not going to challenge the prophets of Baal? Didn't he always do that in the bible? Well, those that promote themselves, their agendas, and the agenda of the antichrist must be shown for what they are doing. That's not exposure, that's just showing their actions and holding them up to the word.

1Tim. 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

People need to know what the Word of God says about it. We cannot keep people in darkness and we must show them what is not fit for the church. If we don't, our churches will be full of mess and junk that will stop the effectiveness of our churches. We at EX Ministries are not here to expose the sins of people, but we are here to teach the truth by holding up everything to the Word of God. Come on church, please understand:

When Yolanda Adams recorded with Bone Thugs in Harmony, one of the most demonic groups of our times that practice witchcraft and sorcery, did we expose her or just state what was public knowledge? And if she stands behind her decision to do it, did we show her or expose her?

When TD Jakes had mega fest and merged the church with the world by inviting those that oppose Christ to entertain those that are for Christ, was that exposure? Did we expose him or deal with what was made public by him? We sent our information and video to him by way of his staff members to discuss it with him, but his reply was a phone call from his lawyer threatening to sue me. Even though it was not required for us to, we attempted to talk to him and discuss it. But he refused and continued to do what he planned stating that God lead him to do it. Is it not our job to hold this up to the Word and show how it was not of God but for selfish gain?

Don't be deceived people. Things done in the open deserve open rebuke. The price of fame, money, and power is that your actions are accountable to none and your rebuke will be seen by all. If you are leading people astray by your actions, the people need to know. And Paul even confronted Peter in front of everyone because what he was doing was affecting everyone. I have no agenda against the music industry or recording artists. I have no ax to grind against any preachers or church leaders. I have never rapped a day in my life nor have I failed at making it in the music industry. I CHOSE TO NOT GET IN THE INDUSTRY!! I have been ministering this message for years and years and it's always been the same. And I just show what is being done publicly in the light of Christ.

But even if was an angry rapper that Hip hop rejected, or a failed producer that couldn't get in the music industry, or exposing people for the sake of shock value to sell dvd's, is not what I have stated the truth?

G. Craige Lewis

2Tim. 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.