Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Pastor Keith Gomez on Slavery
I recently came across this clip of Pastor Keith Gomez preaching, and, wow! There is so much wrong in this one short clip:
Did you catch what he said at the very beginning? Apparently, Gomez is a hyper-dispensationalist who thinks only 13 books of the Bible from Romans to Philemon were written to us in the “church age.” I guess that’s why he likes fellow Ruckmanite, Sam Gipp.
I don’t know which Bible version Gomez is reading in his studies because nowhere in the book of Philemon are we told “how to treat our slaves.” Even the passages in the Old Testament that supposedly condone slavery have to do with bondservants, which were nothing like the slavery that took place in America, but to imply that we are encouraged to have slaves in the New Testament is ludicrous.
Not only does Gomez claim that Philemon says something that it doesn’t, but he challenges those who are against slavery to answer why the subject of how to treat our slaves is addressed in Philemon. No, we cannot answer that, Keith Gomez, because Philemon says nothing like that. The only verse I could find in Philemon that remotely mentions a servant (not a slave) is verse 16:
“Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?”
Well there you have it folks—the New Testament manual on how to treat your slaves. Actually, what Paul was saying to Philemon was, Hey this guy used to be your servant in the past, but now he is NOT your servant anymore. He is to be received as a brother, and not as a servant.
Gomez’s gross misinterpretation of the book of Philemon is nothing more than a lie and an excuse for a racist rant. He basically said that all black people would have a bone in their nose and be fighting lions in Africa if their ancestors hadn’t been kidnapped and brought here as slaves! And people in his church actually said “Amen” to that. Unbelievable!
“And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 21:16
No wonder Gomez has to post his sermons on a password protected site. Keith Gomez, and others like him, are afraid to post their unbiblical sermons publicly because they don’t want to be called on the carpet for their false teaching. Lest I be accused of taking Gomez out of context, here is the link to the full sermon.