By Mariah Haas

Feb 12, 2019

A note from Pastor Kevin Lea follows this article.

Chris Pratt is on the defensive after Ellen Page recently slammed the actor for attending a church she claimed is “infamously anti-LGBTQ.”

Pratt, 39, slammed Page’s claims Monday on Instagram, writing: “It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

The “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” actor went on to explain that members of his church were there for him following his divorce from Anna Faris last year.

Pratt frequently attends Zoe Church, which is modeled after Hillsong Church, a megachurch founded in Australia but which has locations in New York City and Los Angeles, the New York Times previously reported. Variety stated Pratt was also a Hillsong church attendee.

“Despite what the Bible says about divorce my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk,” Pratt said. “They helped me tremendously offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender.”

The “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” star also noted that although “faith is important” to him “no church defines me or my life, and I am not a spokesman for any church or any group of people.”

“My values define who I am,” he continued. “We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man.”

Pratt concluded his Instagram post by sharing how his faith navigates him in life.

“Jesus said, ‘I give you a new command, love one another,'” he wrote. “This is what guides me in my life. He is a God of Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness. Hate has no place in my or this world.”

Page’s criticism came after Pratt appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” last Thursday and talked about being religious and completing a 21-day fast inspired by the Biblical prophet Daniel.

“Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti LGBTQ so maybe address that too?” Page tweeted along with a Hollywood Reporter article about Pratt’s interview.

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Fresh from fasting, @prattprattpratt talks about his spiritual side on @colbertlateshow http://thr.cm/EMDsSA 

On Saturday, Page — who came out as gay during a 2014 speech in Las Vegas at a conference for the Human Rights Campaign — doubled down on her comment against Pratt and said the actor should “try and listen” to the LGBTQ community.

“If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain

To read this article in its entirety, go to: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/chris-pratt-slams-ellen-pages-claim-his-church-is-anti-lgbtq-nothing-could-be-further-from-the-truth

Note from Pastor Kevin Lea:  It is becoming increasingly clear that anyone who does not bow to the LGBTQ+ agenda will be marked for vilification; and destruction if necessary.  This was true in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19), and it is prophesied that it will be true in the days just before Jesus returns (Luke 17:22-29).  The word of God tells us that the homosexual lifestyle is a result of rejecting the knowledge of the true God and instead people burning in their lust with one another as they worship the creation rather than the creator (Romans 1).   So, the very things the Bible predicted would be the case in the last days are being fulfilled.  Yet most are escalating their rejection and hatred of God and His commandments, which fulfills even more prophecy, i.e., that God would give them over to believe the lie (2 Thess 2).

 It is so sad to me to see people reject the God who so loved them that He sent Jesus to pay the price for their sin so that if they would only repent of their hatred towards God and His laws, and believe and trust in Him as their savior, they can be forgiven and changed in their hearts to embrace the truth an d reject the lie. 

If they were to do so, then they would turn away from sin as they love their Savior and prepare to be with Jesus forever in heaven.  If they don’t, then God in His love will not force them to be with Him in Heaven where He dwells (since they hate Him) and instead give them a place where He (and love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control) do not exist.  That place of eternal torment is rightly called the Lake of Fire.

As a final point, consider this quote from Pratt in the article above as it compares to the Word of God:

“My values define who I am,” he continued. “We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man.”

This sounds like an endorsement of the sexually immoral lifestyles of the LGBTQ+ community.  If Pratt is really a biblical Christian, then He is required to be an ambassador for his King Jesus.  It is true that Jesus does love everyone, but the Bible is very clear that God does not affirm the homosexual lifestyle.  In fact, He warns that those who practice immorality shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother [calls themselves a Christian], who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner — not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside [the church – those who call themselves Christians]? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.” (1 Cor 5:9-13) NKJV

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you [but they had repented and turned away from these sinful lifestyles when they became true Christians]. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor 6:9-11) NKJV

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor 5:20-21) NKJV

If Chris Pratt is a true believer and therefore an ambassador for Christ, then he should be pleading with his LGBTQ+ friends to repent so that they can be reconciled to Christ before it is too late.  Of course if he were to do so, he would be destroyed by the very ones he was so lovingly trying to warn.  John the Baptist (JTB) lovingly tried to warn Herod to turn away from his adultery.  As a result he was beheaded (Mark 6:14-29).  Jesus called JTB the greatest of prophets (Luke 7:28), thereby endorsing JTB’s role in trying to warn Herod.  Are you, dear reader, willing to lovingly warn the lost with the truth, no matter what the cost?

Note from Pastor Kevin Lea:  I updated this post on March 4, 2019 with this news item that relates.  Hillsong makes it perfectly clear that the do not believe the word of God, nor do they preach the gospel of salvation.  Jesus warned us that this apostasy would take place in the last days.

Maranantha!

Hillsong Affirms Their Pro-LGBT Stance In Statement Released Yesterday

Posted by JeffMaples

Feb 15, 2019

In the wake of a recent attack by celebrity, Ellen Page against Christ Pratt, an attendee of Hillsong Church, who called Pratt’s church “infamously anti-LGBTQ,” Hillsong released a statement denying this.

Of course, Hillsong isn’t anti-LGBTQ — “we are an inclusive Christian church that loves, values and welcomes all people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, beliefs, values, or

To read this article in its entirety, go to: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2019/02/15/hillsong-affirms-their-pro-lgbt-stance-in-statement-released-yesterday/