Secure in Jesus? Part 1
We want to clarify our attitude about the issue of Mr/Me Jo Clifford who wrote the play, ‘The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven,’ about Jesus who came back to earth as the transgender Queen of Heaven.
The reason we are concerned is as follows: my wife and I had a business which did quite well. We thought we were reasonably fine as Christians; we read our Bibles, acknowledged God in the business and prayed. Didn’t God agree that we were fine? I mean, God should be happy with me. I was a good guy, et cetera. Well, truth is, God did not share my sentiments.
He knew I was not in the least prepared to meet Him, stand before the Judge and give an account of my life. There were just too many things that needed serious ‘adjustments.’ The message I got from the Holy Spirit was, ‘Leave the business and seek the Lord.’ I did just that. Do I have to elaborate on how ‘thrilled’ my wife was? It was a good business and we had a good life. Well, I left and my wife followed while she cried all the way. That happened about 17 years ago.
The seventeen years were hard, but good years. God revealed to us why He wanted us to concentrate on Him. We were both messed up by the devil because of how we grew up. God wanted us to have a solid faith in Him, be healed, get rid of rejection and the demonic rubbish in our lives.
As we look back on how God lead us to leave the business and seek Him, we know one thing. For us, it was absolutely worthwhile. Our faith in the Lord, our knowledge of Scripture and our marriage all improved for the better. We got far more than we lost. In addition we know a wonderful inheritance beckons, an inheritance that will never perish, spoil or fade.
Why do we emphasise the above? It is because we learnt that it is dangerous to assume you are in agreement with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. Eternal life with God is too valuable to take for granted. So the writer of the play is a genuine concern. Is he/she serious about Jesus or about somebody else? We want to look at various aspects that have to do with the issue, like:
- Does the Bible know about a Jesus Queen of Heaven?
- What does the word ‘Christian’ mean?
- Can one belong to Jesus and insult Him with such a portrayal?
- Does the play-write understand the very sharp distinction between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of the world?