Dr. Aaron Edwards, 37, worked for Cliff College for seven years prior to his dismissal.(Photo: The Christian Legal Centre)
For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
And those certain people, all ministers of Satan, of evil appearing as angels of light, enlightenment, and progress like their master they are enslaved to, the devil are in large part at the hierarchy of professed Christian theology schools, seminaries, denominations, and churches. The sacking of Dr. Aaron Edwards for standing firmly in Biblical teachings and true Christian faith as given to us by the unchangeable, holy Word of God by the hierarchy of Cliff College in Derbyshire is but one more vivid example of this.
Speak or write the truth contained within God’s inerrant infallible living Word now when it comes to human sexuality, true faith, what God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit actually say and the consequences for disobedience, for denying such sin and the heads of seminaries and theology schools will sack you, synods headed by arrogant unholy men and women of myriad denominations and church boards will send you on your way labeling you a heretic, a troublemaker, and not a loving Christian.
And this world has another 1,000 years or more ahead? Another 100? At the rate of pure evil and false teachers and their unsound doctrines leading tens of millions astray. Really?
Can you see the rot? Hear it? Even smell it. Like gangrene that has infected the majority of the body.
This is but one of now countless accounts of a firm in the faith, firm in Biblical teachings individuals being sent on their way for speaking and writing the truth as God breathed His words to chosen men led by the Holy Spirit to be the scribes writing down the words God gave us for our edification, our ability to repent of our sin, for our salvation and way out of eternal condemnation and the pit of hell.
The greatest enemy to any Christian, any denomination, any theology school or Bible college, any individual church is not what occurs in elections within their nation, or what a certain political body of the world may do — THE GREATEST ENEMY OF TRUTH AND TRUE BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY IS WITHIN THE BODY. ALREADY WITHIN THE CHURCH. THE ORGANIZATION. THE SCHOOL.
No anger there. In bold and capital letters to perhaps finally catch some eyes and mind’s attention. Finally. Perhaps.
And the evil within is permitted to take positions of power and authority to remove those who speak and write and preach the truth of the Word of God.
Don’t believe this? Then you haven’t been paying attention to the massive upheaval and disarray, the rebellion within every denomination, every Bible college and theology school, and within every church, and what is being preached from the majority of pulpits these days.
And if you for any amount of time think this is a problem elsewhere and not where you reside? Best to adjust that errant thinking and become aware of the reality of these last of the last days unfolding.
For certain people have crept in unnoticed who now are actively, openly, and ably doing the bidding of their master the devil while they profess to be Christians.
If not awake yet when will the alarm go off and the slumbers leave the body?
This isn’t an “Oh well, Dr, Aaron Edwards in Derbyshire, England, time to find a new job, because this isn’t happening where I live and worship.”
This is not a singular isolated event. This is merely one instance of the rampant, bold, growing, consuming, working to pervert, corrupt, and remove the Word of God from WITHIN the body, WITHIN the Church, WITHIN the professed Christian individual — because it is widespread in schools established to teach the Scriptures, in churches existing to spread the truth of the gospel and the whole Word of God!
The following from the apostle Paul was not given to him by the Holy Spirit to be directed to pastors, or church leaders, but to EVERY TRULY SAVED DISCIPLE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
2 Timothy 4:1-4
And if in your professed Bible teaching school? In your professed Christian church, you are being taught and hear that which is contrary to the inerrant infallible living and active Word of God it is your duty to stand firmly and boldly in the full armour of God and His Word.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
2 Peter 3:14-18
Ken Pullen, A CROOKED PATH, Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Christian theology lecturer sacked by Bible college over tweet on human sexuality
20 March 2023
By Staff Writer
Reprinted from Christian Today [in the U.K.]
A Christian theology lecturer is considering legal action following his dismissal by a Methodist Bible college after tweeting an evangelical perspective of human sexuality.
Dr. Aaron Edwards was sacked for misconduct by Cliff College, in Derbyshire, over a series of tweets shared on 19 February, in which he stated: “Homosexuality is invading the Church. Evangelicals no longer see the severity of this b/c they’re busy apologising for their apparently barbaric homophobia, whether or not it’s true.
“This *is* a ‘Gospel issue’, by the way. If sin is no longer sin, we no longer need a Saviour.”
In another post, he said, “That *is* the conservative view. The acceptance of homosexuality as ‘not sinful’ *is* an invasion upon the Church, doctrinally. This is not controversial. The acceptance is controversial. Most of the global Church would agree. It is not homophobic to declare homosexuality sinful.”
After some backlash over his comments, he wrote in another post that his tweets were “addressed to evangelicals” and not intended as an attack on individuals.
“I expressed the conservative view as a doctrinal issue, re. the implications for sin/the Gospel … It seems that holding the view that homosexuality is sinful is only welcome if it remains ‘unexpressed’,” he said.
Dr. Edwards’ tweets were a response to the Church of England’s vote in General Synod last month to move forward with introducing same-sex blessings.
At the time, the college asked him to remove the posts over concerns they breached its social media policy, and issued a statement saying that the language used by Dr. Edwards “is inappropriate and unacceptable and does not represent either the views or the ethos of Cliff College”.
Dr. Edwards refused the college’s request to remove the posts on grounds of conscience and was suspended while an investigation was carried out.
Following a disciplinary hearing, he was sacked last week for allegedly “bringing the college into disrepute”.
According to the Christian Legal Centre (CLC), which is assisting Dr. Edwards, the college threatened to report him to Prevent, the government’s anti-terrorism scheme.
He is appealing against his dismissal and weighing up his legal options.
Dr. Edwards called his dismissal “unjust”.
“What has happened to me demonstrates that conservative biblical views on human sexuality are no longer ‘tolerated’ in the Methodist Church in the UK. Rather it is clear that those beliefs are to be silenced and stamped out,” he said.
“My expressed view has not been received respectfully, tolerantly, or charitably. It has rather been met with harassment and personal defamation by many.
“It seems the college is a safe place for those who are pro lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer+, but not for conservative evangelicals. What has happened exposes that living with contradictory convictions is not possible for an evangelical Christian.”
He added, “Anyone concerned about academic freedom, Christian freedoms and free speech should be deeply concerned by what has happened to me.”
Andrea Williams, CLC chief executive, said: “A Christian theologian working for a Christian Bible college tweeting about the biblical Christian teaching on human sexuality, has been sacked and labelled as a potential ‘terrorist’.
“It is saddening and very concerning to see the Methodist Church, and a once renowned bible college, lose its way by no longer upholding marriage as God defines it, or supporting those who express it.”
She added, “This story sets a dark precedent for the Methodist Church going forward and also serves as a warning to the Church of England.”
Toby Young, General Secretary of the Free Speech Union, said: “Expressing orthodox Christian beliefs should not be grounds for dismissal from a purportedly Christian organisation. I look forward to Alastair Campbell defending Aaron Edwards’ right to free speech, just as he did Gary Lineker’s.
“Defending free speech means defending the right of people to express views you do not agree with, not just those you agree with.”
Cliff College has been contacted for comment.
False Prophets and Teachers
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.
Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you. They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”