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Becoming a mouthpiece for satan has an intended side effect. Its called a strong delusion. More and more we are seeing the church of babylon and its false prophets desperately throw themselves into fire for their master. The latest: the very reverend (and very false) Gary Hall, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral. The “national cathedral” is under Episcopalian witchcraft. What is it about these creepy looking old white men in dying liberal churches who fancy themselves as saviors of the ‘gay youth’ population? Using the now debunked Matthew Shepherd “hate crime” narrative as the basis of his delusional lie, Hall blamed churches across the country for influencing American beliefs about homosexuality. [I want to say that I am personally guilty of this charge and will continue openly influencing.]
We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are. They are sin. Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” Hall asserted. “Only when all our churches say that clearly and boldly and courageously will our LGBT youth be free to grow up in a culture that totally embraces them fully as they are.”
Hall continued on spouting off typical gay activist talking points about sexual expression but made sure to pull out of his bag of tricks the “gay is a gift” lie first floated by gay christian heretic Mel White. In an interview with reporters following the message, Hall said that he believes “sexual orientation is a gift, and the religious question should be about how they responsibly use that gift.”
Newsflash, Gary Hall: there is no ‘responsible way to sin’. All sin is encoded with deadly consequences no human can hope to escape except by repentance and faith in Christ. Your lifetime False Teachers Club of America card is in the mail.
And since when did sin become a gift from God? The bible teaches all good and perfect gifts come from God” (James 1:17). If sin is good, then Hall is a direct descendant of Jeffery Dahmer. The only “god” who would give sin as a gift is satan. Hall and false teachers of his ilk wont tell you that the wages of sin is death. Its all about a tragic blame game, with sexually confused children caught as pawns in their evil schemes.
But there are also false prophets among the people, even as there are false teachers among you who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who brought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Pet 2:1
In the postmodernist scheme of thinking, people are free to marry whom they will, but doesn’t the bible warn Christians about being “unequally yoked”?
COGIC’s 2013 convocation agenda is out and its peppered with morally questionable COGIC leaders. Which, by the way, happens every year. The 2013 speaker lineup includes Pastor Maria Gardner, a well known personality in COGIC circles.
Gardner divorced Deacon Burnett Thomas and in 2012 the former “Elect Lady” of COGIC’s Evangelism Department married progay apostate Bishop James Langston the nonbiological father of lesbian bishop Yvette Flunder. Langston’s COGIC connections include being brother in law to W.W. Hamilton a former member of the church’s highest governing body, the General Board. But Langston isn’t just a passive bystander to his daughter’s heinous teachings and lifestyle. According to the Flunder’s organizational website, Langston is part of the gay denomination’s “family”.
Flunder’s mother Ruth, accepted the homosexual lie and begin working in the Fellowship until she died in 2007. Ruth Langston’s funeral was a snapshot of the uncomfortable intersection of COGIC and its homosexual offspring. The question is does Gardner also accept the homosexual lie that her new husband espouses?
Despite Gardner’s former years of preaching glory, her life has become littered with sex, divorce and remarriage scandals. It will be interesting to hear what she will “preach” to the COGIC faithful.
Its not clear who chooses speakers for COGIC’s high and holy gatherings, but more and more the speaker lineups are emanating the stench of false teachers. Tragically, like postmodernist influence on culture, the wheels of the organization have been turning slight degrees away from the truth of holiness.
Will gays go to heaven? When asked this question, our “church leaders” today sound like two year olds being asked to explain the reproductive process of an ameba. But when the issue was brought to Jesus, he answered bluntly and without deference. No one will get a free pass into heaven. And there’s one alternative for those who do not repent. Unless you repent, you will all perish. And all means all.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:2-5
One thing that may be a positive sign of COGIC’s old guard transitioning out is that the newer bishops seem more willing to engage the culture and at least talk about current issues in a cognitive manner. The Blake administration and his contemporaries are so tight lipped and up tight about homosexuality that it makes you wonder what the problem really is. Maybe its all the scandals they’ve had to tip toe around.
Detroit’s Bishop J. Drew Sheard, recently elected to the denomination’s General Board, took some time to respond to a question about Jason Collins and homosexuality. The challenge for those in front of the camera lens is to remain true to scripture. If they can just do that, we will be fine. After the colossal collapse of Kirk Franklin on the issue, its good to hear this bishop at least hold the line at the truth. It would have been great and a spiritual plus had he briefly talked about how homosexuals can be redeemed and transformed, but this is a very good first showing.
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT beginning at the 1:55 mark
[...]“You asked a question about Mr. Collins coming out of the clost as a gay man. Of course, the bible teaches us that God created a man and a woman. He created a woman for a man and at no time does the bible condone any kind of gay relationships. And so if you read the bible you will see that the bible often talks about those kinds of relationships and it talks about them not being of God and an abomination. And things of that nature. My opinion of Mr. Collins is I pray for him and I love him as a person and I pray that God will help him in this area. We often have issues about gays in our ministry and I make it clear that we don’t believe in any “gaybashing”, but we believe that we should help them live their lives the way that God intended for them to do. So thats my opinion of that. I hope that you will be prayerful and read the word of God and see where the Word of God very clear ly states that God intended for a man should be with a woman.”
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.