following my visit to the ink and iron festival, and being exposed to the hipocracy of the woo, i ended up on a site of the biker’s church, and the following emails ensued. a bit long, but something to read if you are bored:
Sent: 22 March 2011 02:40 PM To: [email protected] Subject: biker mayhem
I have a fundamental problem with Christian bikers. since the biker lifestyle is synonymous with drinking, smoking, tattoos, promiscuous women, and so on.
on your website www.adr4jesus.co.za/, I find the following images…
I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. (NIV, 1 Timothy 2:9-10)
1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Leviticus 19:28: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.”
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Matthew 15:11 It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Really, why don’t you just say you approve of promiscuity, and you promote the use of vulgar language, like doos and piel.
1 Corinthians 5:11, 13 “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one, no, not to eat… therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”
Titus 1:7-8, "For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine…But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just holy temperate.
so, on your site, you promote women walking around with cleavage showing, and wearing almost nothing, in front of young children no less. drinking freely and openly. even though the bible makes it very clear that drinking is not what god wants for his temple. you mark your bodies with tattoos and piercings, and apart from defiling god’s temple, you spend thousands of rands in tattoos and bikes and drink, which could have fed and educated plenty of needy individuals.
how can you ride in the name of Jesus, yet flaunt your disrespect of the bible and everything it preaches? all you are, are hypocrites and sinners. you walk around proclaiming Jesus and god, while you live like the lawless. do you think, that by wearing badges with ‘Jesus’ this, and ‘god’ that, and collecting bibles, will guarantee your place in heaven?
and while you may proclaim that when Jesus came to earth, he washed us of our sins, and he re-wrote the old testament laws with ‘love thy neighbour…’, how exactly are you loving your neighbour, by spending thousands of rands on tattoos and drink and expensive bikes. I know what tattoos cost, and I have had first hand witness to the Jesus-crowd’s behaviour at the Ink and Iron this year. drunk, swearing like troupers, smoking like chimneys… what kind of behaviour is that? who are you fooling? do you think that going to church on Sunday, with fellow bikers, because the general church-going Christians does not approve of you and yours, is going to get you to heaven? do you think, that god would be proud of having individuals such as yourselves, as his spokespersons in this world?
you want to have your cake and eat it. you want to drink, smoke, swear, and still hide behind your bible, because you think, if you drag god and Jesus into your fraternity, it will make it ok.
you are still sinners, and wearing patches with this or that bible/Jesus rally, doesn’t make you a good Christian. it doesn’t even make a mediocre Christian.
I sat at Ink and Iron, and watched the bikers, their wives and girlfriends, smoking, looking like trash. exposing their kids to drunkenness and women dressed like prostitutes, swearing, being racist, obviously drunk, women with long, fake, nails, tattoos all over, and sporting Jesus-this, god-that, bible-this, all over their jackets and vests.
what on earth? where is the piety in that? how is that what god wants? how is that a good example of a Christian lifestyle? do you think there is room in heaven for those who hide behind the name of god, and still sin, because they get to be in a church that approves their drinking and vanity?
I think not sir. I think god must be so disappointed, and I would imagine rather angry, at people such as yourself, using his name, his bible, his son, and acting like filth. shame on you! shame on you for exposing your children to this kind of lifestyle. shame on you for using god and the church to validate your own sins.
Leon [[email protected]] Tue 2011/03/22 05:02 PM Thank you for the email I wish to clear up the matter so that you understand where we coming from and what work we do in the biker community. As you rightly point out in the photos, we attend all biker functions, we spread the word but we don’t shy away from what happens out there, we show it as it is. It is going to serve no purpose if we show the one side of the biker life style and hide the other. These are the people we working with, I am asking, should we only show the Christian side of life or do we show all. I prefer to show all, you then will understand how difficult our line of work is, or do we shy away and look elsewhere. No I don’t think so. I can also not put up a website, showing what you want to see, there is a world out there that is not kind to all, that is the world we move in, also with great success. A while ago, some of those that feature in those photos had given their lives to the Lord, 58 of them one Sunday eve. So is our work in vain?? Do we show only what you would like to see, or do I show the facts as we see them every day. Yes I agree with you, lots are wrong as is smoking, drinking, adultery, swearing, did Jesus visit the churches or did He move under the sinners??? Our calling is to be with the sinners, to bring them to salivation, but I cannot hide behind the facts that those things happen in the biker community and elsewhere. Once again, I show it as they appear. I will not just show what you or any other Christian wishes to see, I am not hiding facts to please people, yes you can make a difference, join us, come into the evil den and lets work this together. I will not tell you how to dress, what to wear or say, I am not at liberty to tell her not to wear a bikini, but to wear a full costume, I have no right, neither has any pastor or anybody else for that matter, but we have the right tell her about Jesus, how He died for her and all of us. I will have certain photos changed, I do not have a problem with that but I will not make to be somebody that I am not. My calling is to be there, nude or dressed, drinking, or smoking, I have a calling to full fill. Should this site then offend you, I am sorry but we can not hide from the truth no matter what Thank you
I once again read your letter, you are judgemental, which you have no right to as the Bible is clear, do not judge other as you will be judged. Secondly, instead of having so much to say, why not join the fight and make a difference instead of criticizing. If the Ink and Iron was so offensive, why did you stick around and enjoy the view, how many of those bikers did you speak to to lead them to the Lord????? None I think. Remove the bean from your own eye before you try and remove the beam from somebody else. You say you disgusted with me, we so be it, I know my standing with the Lord, Do you?? Only asking., You mention tattoos, is it because you cannot have one or are you opposed to them ? Jesus brought us a new covenant, the laws and the rules changed, read about it and understand it. Another thing that strikes me is that not once have you used Gods name or Jesus name when written in capital letters, why don’t you know better or do you just don’t know that we respect our Father God and Jesus Lady please do not point fingers as there are more pointing back to you. Why not once again join us in the fight of satan instead of chirping. You have yourself a Godly day and remember to respect our Father God, even when you write.