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If any person be in Christ, he is a new creation says 2 Corinthians 5:17. Thankfully, God is still doing what he has always done since Christ came and gave his life for freedom. He is transforming the lives of people who have experienced sexual, emotional and relational brokenness and creating beautiful works of praise to His name. The Overcomers Network makes it a mission priority to strengthen, discipleship and uplift men and women who have been transformed by the love, grace and power of Jesus Christ. Its second annual Transformed Womens Retreat aims to do just that. For registration, sponsorship and more information, see the flier or go to
Via Black Christian News, we learn the nation’s largest African American Baptist organization in January released an Official Policy Statement to its military chaplains telling them they ‘are not to participate in any activity that implies or condones same sex marriage or same sex union.” The National Baptist Convention with headquarters in Nashville
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States deemed unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which states “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.” On August 14, 2013, the Office of Secretary of Defense announced that same-gender married couples serving in the military would be entitled to receive all benefits pertinent to married couples, effective September 3, 2013.
The Office of the National Baptist Ecclesiastical Endorser recognizes and supports the rights of all people to make social and legal decisions based upon their own personal convictions, teachings, and understanding of Local, State, and Federal law. In all matters of Faith and Practice, National Baptists are guided by Holy Scriptures. Genesis 2: 18-25 shows God’s concern for relationships by creating the woman to be a partner with man.
National Baptist Endorsed Chaplains, although serving in a pluralistic environment, are not to participate in any activity that implies or condones same sex marriage or same sex union. When the Chaplain is not able to perform specific rites and services because of conflict with Bible teachings, and with their own denominational faith and practice, they will make every effort to provide for the free exercise of religion with space and resources in keeping with military regulations and federal law.
Last year their counterparts, the predominately white Southern Baptist Convention took a similar stance with its military chaplains.
“Our chaplains want to uphold the authority and relevancy of Scripture while continuing to serve in a very diverse setting,” said Doug Carver, the retired Army major general who leads NAMB’s chaplaincy efforts. “We believe these updated guidelines will help them do that while still sharing the love and the hope of Christ with everyone.”, said the denomination’s North American Missions Board.
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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.