This sermon was transcribed from an extemporaneous, impromptu message.
What is the Gospel? According to 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the Gospel is embodied in these words: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
1 Corinthians 2:2 says, “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
Dr. Walter A. Elwell, editor of the Tyndale Bible Dictionary, writes regarding the Gospel in the New Testament: “In only two places does the NT speak of the proclamation of the Gospel prior to the Christian era. It is quite remarkable given (1) the unmistakable presence of the gospel in the Old Testament, (2) the extent of Gospel terminology in the NT, and (3) the fact that the NT presents Christ as the fulfillment of the Old Testament and draws heavily on the Old Testament to interpret His person and work. Not only is it remarkable; it is very significant. It indicates that the New Testament usage depends not only upon the character of the message (truth about Salvation) but also upon historical events.”
At this time I want to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with Harvey Weinstein and everyone else. I touched on this the other day and I want to touch on it again. Yes, Harvey Weinstein has done some wicked, evil, and ungodly things. But, before you forget, so have you. We all have.
Yes, what he has done is unspeakable, treacherous, wicked, and evil. But, lest you forget, you have done some bad things too. And, before the church gets on its high horse, a whole lot of sexual harassment has taken place in the church and still to this day. It begins when a beautiful lady is walking into the church and they will hear, even from the pastor, “My, my, my. Look at you. You’re a picture ain’t you.” The lady is going to see God, and the pastor says, “Praise the Lord! Give me a hug, girl, give me a little peck on the cheek.” He’s married and got five children, but he’s a devil, a Harvey Weinstein in the church. It’s been going on for years.
I have told you I know pastors who have a wife at home and a “wife” at the church. Oftentimes, it is his secretary and she fits him like a glove. She knows everything about him, probably more than his wife does. It happens all the time. Harvey, even in your Jewish synagogues, such things have taken place.
What I’m amazed at is how that wicked, evil, ungodly sinners who used to run with Harvey, they knew what he was doing, even the women knew, and the women knew what they were trying to get. Lying, devilish, hypocrites, phonies, and fakes. I won’t give you two-cents for these women who do all kinds of ungodly things to get a major contract, to get a job, or to keep a job. He wants something and you want something. Then, all of a sudden, even after 30 years, 25 years, 20 years, here you come — when you really ought to keep your mouth shut at this point because it makes you look bad. Basically, you have gone along with it for 20-25 years knowing that he was going to do the same thing to other little starlets with their eyes big with dreams and silly-minded enough to do anything to get it, and they’re left with guilt and shame. You’re a sinner too.
I believe that God holds men responsible for their sins and women responsible for theirs. You’re not a little innocent kitten. Yes, he was more powerful than you, but you knew that before you laid down on the couch. Everybody wants to gang up on Harvey Weinstein. I believe Jesus is saying, “All you hypocrites, whores, and whoremongers out there — male and female, waxing eloquent against Harvey Weinstein, cast the first stone. This time it’s a man. Cast the first stone.”
You got what you wanted. You got your dirty Oscar. You got your big paychecks. All on his genius back. Yes, he’s a pig. Yes, he’s no good. Yes, he’s rotten to the core. But don’t act like you didn’t know anything. Especially you men. Big stars, riding on the back of the genius hog to your stardom, your delight, and your million dollar paychecks. Now, all of a sudden, you’re an innocent little angel. We all know that if Harvey would begin to talk, many of you were right there with him. And some of you women, claiming that he harmed you in some way — and he did; he took advantage of his power — but you let him, and you didn’t say anything about it. Only a few said something back then. And we thank God for those. You have some character about yourself. And, hopefully, you didn’t submit to anybody else; hopefully you didn’t get involved with somebody else who was doing the same thing — because the casting couch has been around a long, long time.
So, Harvey, the world may not love you anymore. But, I want you to see that, with your marvelous gift that God has given to you, how the world will do you, how your friends will forsake you. Harvey, you were so good at what you did that when people heard that it was a Weinstein movie, they didn’t care who the actors or actresses were. They went because they knew that it was going to be a first class movie. Don’t be surprised that these same ones who are condemning you to hell and calling you everything but a child of God, they are going to be trying to sneak and get your ideas on how to make a movie — even from prison, if you go.
But, I’m here to tell you, Harvey, that there is somebody who still loves you — his name is Jesus, who is kind of related to you — your ancient brother according to the flesh. He wants to save you. He loves you. They tell us you’re in Arizona for rehab. But, you and I both know that that is not going to help you. That’s just a formality that you’re doing to show people that you’re getting help for a problem that no one knew you had, and that you don’t even believe you have.
Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for Salvation from sin and Hell.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.