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Good move by the Southern Baptist denomination. This can be an excellent template for all bible-trusting denominations to begin building a dialogue strategy untainted by the poison of gay christian ideology. From the Christian Post:
The Southern Baptist Convention plans to host a summit about human sexuality and its relation to the Gospel in order to equip pastors and church leaders to speak about related issues within their own congregations.
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Leadership Summit, led by President Russell D. Moore, will address topics ranging from pornography and teen sex to homosexuality.
“As technology advances and the culture changes, the questions that we have to grapple with are often increasingly complex,” said Moore, in a statement. “We’ll talk about these questions, and how we can be faithful in ministry, gospel-focused in engagement and Christ-shaped spiritual warriors in the ways we seek to wrestle with the principalities and powers of this age.”
The event scheduled for April 21-23 in Nashville, Tenn., will include speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions that will focus on “how the gospel shapes our sexual identities, redeems sexual desire and sets free those who are held captive to sin’s bondage.”
Speakers will include several Southern-based pastors and ministry leaders who will moderate dialogues related to sex trafficking, biblical manhood and American sexuality, among other topics. According to Moore, these and other issues have become critical conversations within the church that pastors did not deal with a generation ago.
January 9, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia
Public Statement in support of Evander Holyfield and comments on homosexuality
On January 3, Holyfield became the 12th housemate to enter the 13th series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. Just three days later, Holyfield was “reprimanded” by the show after responding to comments directed to him by fellow contestant Luisa Zissman. Holyfield told Zissman that homosexuality was not normal and could be changed. Using the simple analogy of a doctor fixing a problem, Mr. Holyfield lovingly expressed his belief that the same applied to homosexuality.
“The Bible lets you know there’s wrong there’s right. It don’t make no difference,” “If you’re born and your leg were turned this way, what do you do? You go to a doctor and get it fixed back right. All I’m trying to say, you know handicap people are born, you can’t say because they are born that way you can’t fix them. It is a choice. C’mon, how can you not say you ain’t gay unless you sleeping with the opposite sex?”
“Evander hasn’t lived a perfect life and we all know that”, said Pastor DL Foster, Founder and President of the ON, “but you don’t have to be perfect to tell the truth.”
100% of scriptures that mention homosexual behavior, brand it as sinful and outside of the will of God. Change and transformation from homosexuality is a foundational truth of the gospel. The bible teaches that every person who comes to Christ by faith receives the hope and promise of new life.
Change and transformation is enshrined even in the music of the gospel. Evander grew up in churches hearing songs like “Jesus will fix it for you, for he knows just what to do. Whenever you pray, just let him have him have his way. Let Jesus fix it for you.”
In the minds of those who reject the truth of scripture, such a concept seems offensive. But the Overcomers Network is made up of many members who have experienced the exact change Christ promises. In that, the ON is thankful for Evander’s comments because despite the mockery, truth always prevails.
“Mr. Holyfield is still the real deal in our eyes. True to form, he delivered a decisive knock out blow to one of the most deceptive falsehoods in our world today.”, said Pastor Foster.
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The ON is a network of believers Welcoming Change and Affirming Redemption. The Overcomers Network was founded in 2010 to provide accountability, fellowship and discipleship to overcoming men and women in the US and abroad.
Pastor DL Foster will be the special guest on CURE America with Star Parker airing on Urban Family Radio today from 9am-10am eastern with host Lonnie Poindexter. Urban Family Radio is at WDFX 98.3 or listen online at www.urbanfamilytalk.com
The show will discuss the Donnie McClurkin discrimination issue and other related ministry topics.
Youre invited to join the leaders,members and friends of the Overcomers Network in a national clarion call to pray and witness to the power of God in response to the collapse of Exodus International, the once great flag bearer of freedom from homosexuality. Exodus is dead, but God who commanded the exodus is alive and well. He is still delivering, still setting free, still calling men and women out of darkness and giving them hope and new life.
Join in the prayer anytime beginning tonight 9-10pm eastern through Wednesday night by calling (832) 551-5900, afterwards enter PIN/access code 118597
Warring in prayer:
Pastor DL Foster
Minister Nakisha Thomas
Pastor Carl Wright
Pastor Idella McIntyre
Rev Kyra Jones
Bishop Kamia White
Bishop Derian House
with featured testimonies from
Bro Davon Johnson
Sis Nancy Chacon
Pastor Monica Brown
Bro Melvin Blackwell
Bro Shanahan Smith
Sis Kiana Dennis
A new church directory listing churches who affirm redemption and the redeemed while welcoming those seeking freedom from homosexuality launched today.
The idea for the directory came from New York Pastor Fred Rochester who wrote on his blog that a “new wave was coming”:
In light of many local churches and pastors becoming Gay Affirming Churches, we unapologetically declare the fact that we are an EX-GAY AFFIRMING CHURCH.
Paul said, in 1 Corinthians 6:11…
“And such WERE some of you. But you WERE washed, but you WERE sanctified, but you WERE justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”
There are those that live in hopelessness unnecessarily. The gospel of Jesus Christ provides hope for those trapped in the sin of homosexuality. Through the sinless, shed blood of Jesus, by His grace, and mercy, you can experience new life in Christ to prevail over the sin of homosexuality.
The intent is not about heterosexuality. The intent is to help you, through the grace of God, to willingly move you from sin, to holiness, to help you become whole in Christ.
As pastor and founder of the Corinthian church, The Apostle Paul boldly set the precedent by openly affirming those who had been redeemed from homosexuality and sanctified by the blood of Jesus. That became the focus of a powerful kingdom strategy Rochester noticed had been severely underutilized by the contemporary church in its struggle against homosexuality.
“Having a visible, openly identified network of churches welcoming and affirming former homosexuals, their families and loved ones is both positive and proactive”, said Pastor DL Foster, Senior Director of the Overcomers Network, which is hosting the directory.
Why list as an EXGLBT Affirming congregation?
EXGLBT Affirming Churches distinguish the true church of Jesus Christ from those supporting homosexuality. By listing your church as an EXGLBT affirming church, you’re inviting the redeemed to come and fellowship in a righteous and holy environment.
Listing as an EXGLBT Affirming Church strategically places the local church in a visible position to the world as affirming God’s redemptive work. In addition, you encourage members to walk in boldness, sharing their testimony and giving God glory. By affirming former homosexuals, you give them a place of safety and growth.
Listing as an Exgay Affirming Church sends a signal that you won’t compromise truth.
The listing is free and with no requirements for membership or meetings. Listed churches should accept basic Christian doctrines of deliverance, freedom from sin by faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. To list your church as Redemption-Affirming and Deliverance-Welcoming congregation go here.