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After checking numerous times for a pulse and finding none, its our sad duty to inform you that the once great voice championing change from homosexuality, is dead at age 35. We reported in February that the organization had been infected with the heresy illusion virus and death was approaching.
Who would have ever dreamed we would see the day Exodus International, the nation’s largest, most well known and formerly most trusted ministry organization fall headlong back into the pit from whence they had been brought out of?
Galatians 2:18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. Exodus rose to prominence because it helped to destroy the lie that homosexuals could not change. For 3 decades it steadfastly declared that God was able to change and transform any homosexual who would submit to his will. Now, Exodus is helping to build the lie it once sought to destroy.
Bible scholar Dr. Robert Gagnon called for Chambers’ removal if the organization was to be saved. In response, Chambers (who has never had any theological muscle) became even more emboldened in his public discourses. Gagnon revealed the source of Chamber’s doctrinal error: Clark Whitten, his pastor of 16 years and the man pulling the strings behind the scenes. This unrecognizably distorted view of grace being taught by Whitten had led Chambers into error, thus prompting statements like the following:
“The thing that brought me here [to the gay christian network conference] first and foremost is: We’re Christians, all of us. We may have diverging viewpoints … but the thing that brings us together, the thing that causes us to even want to have this dialogue, or need to have this dialogue, is the fact that we all love Jesus. We all serve him. We serve the very same God and believe very different things.”
In a 2011 interview with Lisa Ling he states: “There are people out there who are living an active gay Christian life. God is the one who called them and has their heart and they are in fellowship with Him, and I do believe they will be in heaven with me.”
In a June interview with The Atlantic Chambers declared that an unrepentant homosexuality doesn’t “interrupt someone’s relationship with Christ.”
Exodus’s demise foretold?
Two days before his death, Anthony Falzarano, one of our fallen soldiers, left a warning to Exodus and revealed that he had fought with them about false teachings that have helped fuel the “gay christian” movement. Falzarano was responding to an article at exgaywatch in which another ministry leader Andy Comiskey warned Exodus about embracing the false “once saved, always saved” doctrine.
Falzarano wrote on April 21st, 2012:
“That’s why our ministry parentsandfriends.com does not affiliate with Exodus International. The unbiblical false teachings of “once saved always saved” CANNOT be supported in Holy Scripture. Read Hebrews chapters 3,4,6-12. Where it mentions that someone can fall away from their faith.
Bob Davies past president of Exodus supported the false teaching of “once saved always saved”. The ones that have made it out of the gay lifestyle are the ones who stand by Jesus’ teachings when scripture says “if you love Me you will obey what I command” and the Lord Jesus says “to refrain from all sexual immorality” (whether you are homo or heterosexually tempted!!!)
Bravo to Andy Comiskey for standing up to the now corrupt teachings of Alan Chambers and Exodus. I brought this to the attention of the Exodus leadership in 1999 (as a warning) and instead of listening, they put me out of leadership. As Christians it is better to be right then [sic] popular. Look at Jesus’ example. There will be a split at Exodus soon and the new organization will be formed leaving the deadness of Exodus international behind if they don’t repent of their unbiblical teachings. I have been involved with the ex-gay movement for almost 23 years. Exodus was so powerful then and must come back to its roots or God will remove His protection from it!!!” (our bold).
Exodus has indeed split. The Restored Hope Network was formed out of Exodus by some of the most well respected and notable ministry leaders including: Frank Worthen, Anne Paulk, Andy and Annette Comiskey, Dr. Robert Gagnon, Joe Dallas, Stephen Black, David Kyle Foster, and Michael Newman.
The split is almost guaranteed to evolve into implosion as its fatally wounded head Alan Chambers continues his march into homosexual inclusion ideology. Every person and organization that has embraced homosexual inclusion ideology has died spiritually and been left laying on the wayside as a warning to others. But Chambers and the board of Exodus have been blinded already and thus their fate is sealed. An indicator that God has removed his anointing and his hand of protection from an individual is vividly portrayed in Romans 1.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. (our bold)
And as verse 32 shows, approval and justification of any sin shackles an individual to it as if he himself were committing the act.