SPIRITUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
September 24, 2009
Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them. And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the LORD; but they did not so. And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them. And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way. -Judges 2:16-19
Whore--a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money; prostitute; harlot; strumpet.
Adultery--voluntary violation of the marriage bed.
Fidelity to one’s spouse is guaranteed to protect one from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s). It was an idea that originated with the God of the Bible. His demand of faithfulness to keeping the marriage bed pure was the ultimate condom for protection against disease.
The advent of the sexual revolution sixty years ago opened the Pandora’s Box of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. They are the natural consequence of the sexual smorgasbord we call America.
God’s laws are always for protection. Today we are now faced with over fifty STD’s.
Back in the 60’s any woman who “put out” was known as a whore. Word spread very quickly in the locker room regarding those girls who were willing to “do it.” STD transmission was rare, consisting mainly of syphilis or gonorrhea, both of which could be cured with a shot of penicillin. But as fornication increased so did the number of diseases. Today, 1-4 American’s carry an STD.
As terrible as Sexually Transmitted Diseases are they are not the real problem in America. Death is the ultimate destination for every human body and diseases are responsible for the early delivery of millions to the grave. But Jesus told us that physical death was not to be feared. Death was merely the portal through which every soul must travel in order to reach eternity. Just as birth is the doorway to our physical life, death is the foyer of eternal life. We must all make that journey.
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt. 10:28.
Whore is a harsh word, one that may elicit gasps if used in the presence of Christians. Just as bastard and sodomite are viewed as un-Christian terms, the truth of the matter is that whore, bastard, and sodomite are all descriptions of people listed in the Bible. I have been chastised a number of times for using the same terms the Bible uses when describing those who engage in sinful behavior. How did this happen? Christianity has become infected.
Syphilis is an STD that ultimately destroys the nervous system. It is impossible to pick-up without coming in contact with an infected person. Most STD’s are not readily detected. In fact, studies indicate that 25% of Americans have the Herpes virus, yet are unaware of it! It is hard to cure a disease one doesn’t know he/she has. The infection occurred without notice, and in most cases, embedded itself without symptoms. Ignorance is not bliss…ignorance is a killer (Hosea 4:6). One of the saddest phrases a person will ever utter is “If I had only known…”
Spiritually Transmitted Diseases are running rampant in the Church. While all of our focus is on the STD’s that kill the body, we turn a blind eye to the STD’s that are killing the soul. Spiritually Transmitted Diseases are spreading faster than the Swine Flu. Only an inoculation of Truth can save us from the spiritual adultery that has perpetrated this epidemic.
The Church has gone a whoring…crawling in “bed” with other gods and Spiritually Transmitted Diseases have infected the body. Just as a physical disease attacks the physical body, a spiritual disease attacks the spiritual body. In both cases, if the disease is allowed to progress un-checked, wide dissemination can be expected. Weakness will eventually overwhelm the body.
Spiritually Transmitted Diseases are killing the power of the church-body.
“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. 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.” -Jeremiah 23:16-17
The Christian Pimps are responsible for introducing us to the whore’s that have spread the disease. I warned in January of 2004 that Churches Were Spreading Mad-Cow Disease. Little did I know five years ago the extent of the infection. Ever since that first warning the Hired Shepherds have done all that they can to protect their flock from an inoculation of Truth, thereby permitting the diseases to go unchecked. I have tried to stop the spread of the STD’s but many have called me a “trouble-maker”, “divisive”, and “too critical”. I wonder if they accuse their doctor of the same thing when he offers a diagnosis of their physical ailments. “My Doc, you are so judgmental.”
Why is it they are so willing to receive a diagnosis for a physical ailment while at the same time getting angry over the diagnosis of a spiritual one? Just as God uses men to diagnose physical ailments, he likewise uses men to diagnose spiritual ones. The Body of Christ is sick, infected by Spiritually Transmitted Diseases. The antidote is a harsh dose of Biblical Truth.
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” -Galatians 1:6-7
It is through the preaching of “different gospels” that the infection has spread. The Pulpit Pimps have adulterated the Word of God, whoring after teachers to help sooth itching ears. Look at this list of top selling Christian books of 2008. They are all infected with the “Gospel of Self”…the same gospel Satan preached in his sermon on I Will.
The humanistic, self-centered gospel of today is nothing short of spiritual masturbation…a use of the Gospel for nothing more than personal satisfaction.
Look, around at the whores and the infection they have spread. The humanistic gospel, the social gospel, the permissive gospel, the prosperity gospel, the healing gospel, the emergent gospel, The Purpose Driven Gospel, Your Best Life Now gospel, the church growth gospel, the seeker-sensitive gospel, the who-are-you-to-judge gospel, the homosexual gospel…
The Christians need some spiritual penicillin. The only thing that can stop the spread of the Spiritually Transmitted Diseases is a good dose of the cure, which is the preaching of the Cross, the Blood of Jesus, the hatred of sin, the Law of God as a guide to repentance, the Judgment Seat before the Mercy Seat, the Fear of God over the Love of God, death to self, and the Lordship of Jesus.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
America is soul-sick because she is sin-sick. The prostitution of the One True Gospel has led to a carnal-ized soul. There is no prophylactic for spiritual whoredom. Only death, burial, and resurrection can restore spiritual purity.
Spiritual adultery leads to Spiritually Transmitted Diseases.
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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen United www.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.