A Warning to Christian Ministers

Pastor Clarence William Page
August 16, 2018

Greetings Brethren!

First and foremost, I pray that you are truly Saved (born again in accordance with the mandated requirement of John chapter3).

Secondly, I make three requests:
  1. If you are still alive in the year 2028, please come back and read this Warning.
  2. If you are still alive in the year 2038, please come back and read this Warning.
  3. If you are still alive in the year 2048, please come back and read this Warning.
The prophet Jeremiah said:

9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the Lord hath truly sent him. (Jeremiah 28:9)

My brethren, the secular society is currently stressing and obsessing over the revelation of the sexual sins of some ministers that have served in the Roman Catholic Church. As horrible and tragic the actual situation is; let us not be deceived: They are not the only culprits (nor is the Roman Catholic Church alone in suffering the devastating sins of some of those who stand behind the Holy Desk).

Many in the current secular society seek evidence to disprove God. (Satan is, of course, behind all of that.) Nevertheless, there are real dangers present (dangers that the ministers could have avoided).

I think it not coincidental that the alleged time span of the atrocities (and they truly are atrocities) spanned some seventy years; rather, the time span is (is think) instructive. I think, also, that the problem has not been solved; and, is probably expanding rather than abating. (I speak not in respect to the Roman Catholic Church only; rather, I speak in respect of all denominations of the Christian faith.) I seek not to indict my brethren; but, the truth must be faced (either now or later). The Apostle Peter said: 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (1 Peter 4:17-18). Brethren, we are at great risk; (thus, the central reason for this warning). Marvel not at the criticism the Church and Christianity are receiving from the secular world (criticizing us is their great delight); rather, open your eyes and discern the root causes of our current predicament. We have allowed Satan to deceive us. He has created sin super highways into our homes and thus into our minds. (I now better understand the value of monasteries and asceticism). Those sexual atrocities of the Roman Catholic ministers are merely indicators of the infections (sin-borne infections) of all of our society (ministers included). By use of sexual images in print, in movies, on television, and in the scantily-clad attire of females, Satan has infected us with the virus of sexual promiscuity. You and I are infected (whether we know [and or admit] it or not). We are infected and we are at risk. We have allowed Satan to make our societies cesspools of sin and unrighteousness. The mere human is not equipped to adequately cope with such an onslaught of sexual attacks. The human heart cannot (alone) stand up under such profuse invasion of evil images and urgings. The truth pronounced by the Prophet Jeremiah is very apparent: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9). The truth of Jeremiah’s word (actually the word of God) is clearly seen in the current charges leveled against the sexual atrocities of the Roman Catholic Church; but, lest we forget, that word applies to all of us. Thus, the Apostle Paul acknowledges: 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil that I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:14-25) So, clearly brethren, the flesh (our flesh) is dangerous - - - dangerous to us and dangerous to others. Any sane human being would understand (in light of the teachings of the Apostle Paul) that we need to beware of the sin that seeks to control and rule the body. So, then, it is not just the accused Roman Catholic ministers that are guilty and at risk; rather, we are all at risk (and some are guilty). Without being truly Saved, the minister is both a false prophet and a severe risk to the Ch