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Police: Bishop David Huskins dead from “tragic incident”

WGAA 1340 AM reported late yesterday that Bishop David Huskins was found dead in his home.

davidhuskinsPolk County Police say they found Bishop David Huskins inside his home in the Meadow Lakes community late Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead on the scene. According to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd, detectives believe there was no foul play involved in the tragic incident.

Huskins sent out and email to followers July 10th saying that health concerns could remove him from ministry.

“It has been almost twenty years ago since I had open heart surgery to repair a hole in my heart that had become critical. That started a series of mostly ignored warnings to take care of my heart health. Then in November, I had a mild heart attack (if there is such a thing) and that put me on a path to great introspection of all the areas of my life I had not properly dealt with. I realized I had been in some active church leadership office or role all but the first twelve years of my entire life and even in those first twelve years I taught Sunday School for two years in the little country Baptist church near my home. While I am grateful for all the Lord has allowed me to do I knew sometimes I had let ministry be a substitute for God. I felt Him dealing with me to let go of areas and delegate and release and spend more time with Him and with people not just always in a pulpit. I had started that process much earlier with seeking to place others in charge of the church and! daily duties but still had not relinquished the active roles.

Then over the past few weeks I experienced Congestive Heart Failure twice which forced the cancellation of our annual conference and now I have been told medically I am at the point of complete exhaustion while still dealing with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure. After three nights in I C U and another two night regular hospital stay along with several follow up heart procedures and this past week a Transient Ischemic Attack (minor stroke) and the adaptations of all the medicines (which in some cases have been a nightmare on their own) and the on-going recovery process and having been admitted to bed rest, I am now forced to make some significant and important changes immediately. Even though I have been feeling it and talking about it for a couple of years. The next 90 days minimal will be intensive times of physical therapy and monitoring both heart and neck arteries and avoiding the threat of another heart attack or stroke. Medically over twenty percent of people who ! experience a TIA have a full stroke within ninety days. TIAs are viewed as a warning unless used as a precaution. I am submitting to the precaution.

As most of you know I wrote over a year ago about the need for many of us to take a break, get counsel, seek a sabbatical or otherwise make changes. We even held a January Conference around that concept. I put a plan in place for a sabbatical or even a succession plan. We discussed many of these subjects but I then returned quickly to the rigors of ministry. Now it is medically required and physically necessary for me to adapt. Much of the battle and recovery is dealing with all the side effects and issues of the medicines I am on as well as the physical long term recovery. The truth is however the need for a real sabbatical is long over due. The effects of this mini-stroke and the medicines along with the energy lost from the congestive heart failures keep me very confused, often times unable to articulate my thoughts clearly and then also all the physical limits and battles. I am thankful that they say all that is temporary and will be over in time.”

While serving as head of the International Communion of Charismatic Churches, Huskins became ensnared in the controversy surrounding homosexual former Bishop Jim Swilley. Huskins sent GCMW an email and placed a public statement repuidiating Swilley, but soon after removed the public statement and denied he’d ever sent an email to us. GCM Watch reported on Bishop Huskins here and here.

Notable Quotes: Voddie Baucham

VBphotoRev. Voddie Bauchum, pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas responding to the debauchery of gay pride parades:  “The homosexual community is NOT filled with people who are just like everyone else. Their proclivity for depraved behavior is farther down the Romans 1 slippery slope than most. And, unlike the rest of us sinners, they have parades to celebrate and demand the embrace of their depravity. THAT is the difference! For all you Christians who continue to ask, “why do we treat THIS sin differently?” let this be your answer. This and the fact that 1) this sin is one of the few labeled as an abomination, 2) this sin is the only one judged with fire and brimstone, 3) this sin has the unique privilege of blaspheming the very image of God, the nature of man, and the relationship between Christ and his church, and 4) this sin is one of the only ones with a public agenda designed to promote it’s acceptance and punish the biblical view of it’s sinfulness.”

The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done. Isaiah 9:9-11 NIV

 

Bishop David Maxwell renounces all support for homosexual marriage

Good news to report amidst the serial bad news that continues to gush from the office chambers of the apostate wing of American Christianity. Bishop David Maxwell a former vocal supporter of homosexual marriage and its rider issues, strongly denounced it and renounced his support of it in an May 19th oped.

Via the Gospel Herald:

One of Lansing, Michigan’s most prominent Black pastors, Bishop David Maxwell, had been quoted in the press in May of 2012, as saying that he agreed with homosexuals and lesbians who say that so called gay marriage is a “civil right”.

bishopdavidmaxwellMaxwell, Pastor of Eliezer Temple Church in Lansing, Michigan, has also served as head of Mayor Virg Bernero’s Office of Faith-based Initiatives, was quoted as saying:

“Many of my comrades in the faith community have a struggle and cannot separate the theology with the civics of the president executing fairness and equity for all persons, It’s a civil right. The sad thing about it is: You would have thought that the African-American pastoral or theological community would have sensitivity when they themselves have struggled civil rights-wise.”

Maxwell also praised President Barack Obama for promoting an agenda to redefine marriage as other than between one man and one woman, “”I think the president is to be commended. He did not allow his own Christian philosophy or theology to dominate his presidential responsibility.” However, in a recent letter dated May 19, 2014, Bishop Maxwell has clearly changed his mind regarding his support of marriage redefinition and his criticism of predominantly Black churches as being “homophobic”.

“After reading statements attributed to me in a recent article, of which did not completely state my position on same sex marriage, and may lead some to view my statements as an endorsement of sort of same sex marriage. I am compelled to set the record straight”.

Maxwell also recanted all of his previous accusations against black churches for being “homophobic”.

Read Maxwell’s full letter

Meet Obama’s new baby: Executive Order 11246

ObamagayAfter being pregnant for several years, President Barack Obama finally delivered a diseased baby.
“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.”, he told an audience on July 21st in the White House East Room.

And in keeping with the perverted upside down homosexual agenda, Obama wasn’t the father. He took on the role of the mother. The homosexual rights movement was the father.

Red State has all the details of what the new executive order amendment will mean for all US churches and nonprofits who hold the belief that homosexuality is a sin. After all, this was tailor made to persecute them and them only.

He With a Pen and a Phone will sign an executive order today forcing all private companies with government contracts to adopt policies giving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender applicants special protection.  There is no exemption for religious beliefs or conscience, except in the very narrow case of “ministerial” employment (clergy).
Most large, for profit companies already have non-discrimination policies, and most of them have detailed gender identity protections.  Even most small companies that deal with the government are used to hiring quotas, 8A requirements, and other federal red tape.  This executive order is targeted at one group in particular: non-profits.

 It means that non-profit, religious groups, such as church-based daycare centers, adoption services, and soup kitchens will, in order to receive federal money, be forced to hire transgender and cross-dressing men and women, who don’t agree with the organization’s own values.  In fact, they’ll be forced to hire people who work against the organization’s values and conscience.

Obama’s signature will accomplish by fiat much of what the failed ENDA legislation would have done, with two key differences.  ENDA had broad exemptions which were negotiated into the latest drafts, which would protect most religious organizations from having their core values violated, and ENDA would have applied nationally, across the board.

Today’s executive order has none of the exemptions, and applies only to organizations accepting government funds.  This will push most religious organizations out of any partnerships with government programs, hindering their funding.  A scenario like this happened in Massachusetts in 2006, when Catholic Charities shuttered their adoption service rather than comply with Mass’ rule to allow homosexuals to adopt using their service.

The hope is that such groups who will hold fast to their beliefs will be denied the money and/or sued by some test case gay activist. That of course, will leave the money open for liberal groups to grab up and enrich themselves. Its also important to note that the original plan of attack by homosexual activists was the so called ENDA (Employment NonDiscrimination Act). They had been trying to get ENDA passed since 1994. This was their grand slam plan to finally get revenge on churches that wouldn’t “hire” them. But when ENDA  included religious exemptions, homosexuals dropped it quicker than a black conservative speaker at an NAACP meeting. Read this. The ONLY reason this piece of prime time legislation they had pinned all their hopes on for the last 20 years was dropped was because it would not persecute any churches. So, with his Executive Order Obama gave them what they really wanted. Not, employment equality. Revenge.

What’s not being mentioned (because they don’t want to alarm democrat influenced black churches) is how this executive order will damage the massive number of inner city black churches who depend on federal aid to operate their community programs.  Most of the news stories will focus on Catholics and Southern Baptists whom they hold up as poster children of gay hate.  Just know that’s an intentional part of the deception. Most of these black churches hold unwaveringly to the belief that homosexuality is a sin.  Back in 2007, President Bush sent out an urgent plea telling black churches they were “missing out” of tons of federal aid money. Many of them went running to get it. Now, Obama has them trapped.

This is reminiscent of what happened when President Clinton demanded that black folk and their churches get preferential treatment in housing and building loans from corporations like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Clinton wanted to live up to his title as the “first black president” so he pushed hard to increase black home ownership. As banks and other financial institutions saw the potential to exploit financially ignorant blacks who desperately wanted to get into the “wealth building” phenom being preached to them nonstop from pulpits, an epic deception exploded. It became known as “predatory lending”. Since then, many churches have went into foreclosure and many black church members have lost the homes they testified “God blessed them with”.

GCMW told you in September 2013, this was coming.

“Not only that, they [gay activists] want the case against him to be the template against all of us who have like beliefs. We’ve prophesied this many times that homosexuals are eaten up with revenge. Every law they pass and every policy they advocate is about one thing: revenge.”

If a church accepts a 501(c)3 status it is granting the state the right to define a church as well as what a church can and cannot do, can and cannot say. Who they can and cannot accept or affirm. If a church refuses to submit to the requirements of the state (such as a requirement to marry two men or hire homosexuals who seek to destroy its belief system) the state can then penalize the 501(c)3 organization.

Homosexuals activists have been lusting for the day when they could tie “discrimination policies” to federal aid benefits, including 501c3.  As Obama reminded them, they have worked hard to see this day come to pass. Now, Obama has delivered.

God or mammon? The choice is now before you because you cannot serve both.

 

Notable Quotes: Pastor JD Greear

jdgreearResponding to the level of vitriol by progay supporters against profreedom Christian preachers, the Pastor JD Greear of Summit Church in said at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Summit “Preaching against homosexuality is about as popular as preaching against slavery in South Carolina in the 1800s.”

EXlesbian Janet Boynes to address Hispanic Pastors Convention in San Diego

From the Christian Post, a sound and seasoned interview with Janet Boynes prior to her addressing an upcoming Una Voz Hispanic Pastors Convention in San Diego.

CP: What is your message to Hispanic pastors about LGBT issues at the NHCLC conference?

Boynes: My message to Hispanic Pastors is to have compassion without compromise. We are to be compassionate towards someone who is living a homosexual lifestyle. It’s important to love them where they’re at without caving into their beliefs and philosophies. The Bible says, “God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance,” Romans 2:4 (RSV). We are to teach those that struggle with same-sex attraction the word of God and also exercise grace and become knowledgeable about the issue because homosexuality is the elephant in the room we can no longer ignore.

janet-boynesCP: How can churches embrace LGBT individuals who are seeking a genuine change without having them feel ostracized within the congregation?

Boynes: I would say the first thing is to teach churches that we all fall short. Their sin (homosexuality) might be more visible but we all struggle with one thing or another. It is our responsibility as the body of Christ to surround them with support because when they have cut out those connected with the homosexual lifestyle from their life, they are left with a tremendous void. We need to be constant reminders of God’s unconditional love, and be willing to put in the time to help those who are walking out of this lifestyle, be available to them and hold them accountable so they can grow to be mature in their walk with God.

CP: How should pastors address the topic of homosexuality within church?

Boynes: Pastors should consult with the experts working in this area, in other words, get informed. It would be wise to prepare your congregations on how to work with those who are struggling in your church. Be transparent and compassionate about this issue from the pulpit, but don’t sway from what the Bible says. We don’t want people to change from gay to heterosexual, but to become whole. If someone who is living a homosexual life is sitting in church under the power of the word his or her life will not remain the same.

CP: What is your take on individuals who consider themselves Christian yet lead a homosexual lifestyle such as openly gay clergy members?

Boynes: There are many “voices” today in our culture. The media, movies, political and educational systems, and even some churches try to influence our beliefs and attitudes regarding homosexuality with views that are not based on a sound Biblical understanding. Even well intentioned people such as family and friends can give advice lacking Bible truth. Without a foundation based on scripture, we become “tossed to and from by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by the craftiness in deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14). This has never been as evident as it is in answering the question, “can a Christian also be gay?”

Can there be a gay Christian? Yes, a true born-again believer can struggle with homosexuality. Yes, true born-again believers can fall into momentary rebellion in a homosexual relationship the same way one can fall into momentary rebellion in a heterosexual relationship. But repentance, an evidence of the Holy Spirit, will be ever present with a true believer for the Holy Spirit’s role is to convict and purify believers, and complete His good work.

However, to honestly believe oneself to be gay and to be living in or presumptuously practicing a homosexual lifestyle, the answer is no, a true born again believer cannot be a gay Christian. To claim to be a gay Christian as opposed to one who struggles, would be equivalent to someone claiming to be a Christian Muslim or a Christian Satanist, it’s oxymoronic. Two conflicting identities cannot cohabit as one agreeable identity; that is schizophrenia. It is God’s will that His born-again children be pure from sexual sin, and anyone who rejects this truth rejects God.

CP: What do you say to someone who doubts that change can occur in a person living as a gay individual?

Boynes: I would say look at my life, I have walked in freedom for sixteen years. I, along with many others, have experienced the redemptive power of Jesus. We are no longer slaves to sin, we are free to live in the fullness of all that He has for us. I’m not claiming that it is an easy process, however it is worth it. Grace empowers us to serve God acceptably; it empowers us to purify ourselves from what we could not purify ourselves from in our own ability. When we set our eyes on Jesus everything else falls short in light of all that He offers us. I am no longer searching for my identity because everything I need is found in Him, and everything I am is because of Him!

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