"Bearing Fruits of Righteousness - Let us not overlook the significance of our actions. By our fruits, we are known. If we truly comprehend the righteousness of Christ, if we truly grasp His holiness, then our lives will reflect it. It is not a mere assertion of religious duty but a reflection of our genuine, transformed nature. We are born of Him, bearing the fruits of righteousness as evidence of our regenerated hearts. "Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but so much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the One working in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure," (Phil. 2:12-13)." - Charisma News
Beloved, one of the reasons why the actions of Greg Locke disqualify him is that he does not have a moral leg to stand on. He cannot claim to truly comprehend the righteousness of Christ, holiness, or even claim to a have a transformed nature if he so casually discarded the parts about infidelity, divorce and reproach. Again, this is not being unforgiving. My sincere hope is that anyone who made such poor choices would truly repent and seek Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. None of us are above the fray of our sinful nature. This has nothing to do however with thinking the forgiveness of God entitles us to simply slide back into the pastoral ministry as if our choices did not matter and have consequences. The issue is not Greg Locke but rather the cause of Christ and His gospel.
"A Clarion Call to Holiness - In the midst of a world swayed by conflicting ideologies and relativistic truths, the Christian voice speaks resolutely. Believers reject diluted interpretations and divisive teachings, and wholeheartedly seek the anointing of the Holy Spirit that powers them to live lives rooted in righteousness. Our confidence rests not in our own righteousness, but in the transforming power of God's Word. As we stand unwavering, we invite believers to walk in confidence, casting aside fear and allowing the anointing to guide steps toward a life of holiness. The anointing doesn't merely create a fleeting emotional experience; it transforms Christ's disciples into beacons of His light, unashamed before God and unwavering in commitment to uphold His truth." - Charisma News
Greg Locke's entire ministry, platform and success is solely because of divisive teaching. It is in fact his specialty. This entire fluff piece by Charisma is part of a recent and continued effort to rehabilitate the image of Greg Locke now that he has bowed the knee to King Benny. That is a herculean task for those who discern. I would guess the apostate church will lap it up because they always do. Greg Locke as a bastion of pursuing righteousness and obedience is like Carl Lentz lecturing on choosing the right babysitter or Brian Houston scolding about using prescription drugs and alcohol. Please do not twist this. I recently was commenting online, and a Locke defender was insistent I was wrong but the only proof he could offer was a tepid, "you don't know him. He is sincere." Whatever. If your only defense is carnal anecdotes than you have no defense. I would say mark and avoid strictly based on his horrific preaching, arrogance and book burning alone. Mix in the new image problems that the world will correctly see as blatant hypocrisy? Yeah, REALLY mark and avoid.
Reverend Anthony Wade - August 17, 2023