There is one way you can tell a sheep from a wolf in the Church. How do you discern sheep and wolves? Sheep are always feasting on the word of God, always desiring to please the Shepherd. Guess what wolves eat? They eat sheep and attack shepherds. Do you find yourself always attacking other devout Christians, making fun of the Church and attacking pastors that teach the Word of God and holiness? Do you call pastors who emphasize obedience a legalist? If you do, you might be a wolf in desperate need of salvation.
Here are three video stories of Hope from the First Stone Ministries‘ staff. The first one is from Laura Leigh Stanlake who was interviewed for Dennis Jernigan’s Sing Over Me documentary. They did not use it in the documentary, but released Laura’s story as a bonus feature. The second video here is also Laura Leigh giving her testimony at the 2013 National Restored Hope Network Conference in Oklahoma City. Laura Leigh is the Director of Women’s Ministries at First Stone Ministries in Oklahoma City.
The third video is from me, Stephen Black sharing briefly for the new PFOX video testimonies project on their new web site. There is freedom from homosexuality for those who really desire. Yes, a changed life happens through the transformational work of the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. There are many who have left homosexuality behind for good. I am so grateful for this changed life!
There are many more stories of people who have come out of homosexuality:
A Thorough and Scholarly Video Presentation of The Bible and Homosexual Practice — by Dr. Robert Gagnon
There are very few men who are as thorough and scholarly on the subject of the Bible and homosexuality. Dr. Robert Gagnon, Associate Professor of the New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is one such scholar. Based upon Dr. Gagnon’s fantastic work, The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics, an excellent video presentation is presented here to give clear answers from the Bible texts and Bible hermeneutics. This presentation also gives a clear historical background in context that is very helpful. This video series is very clear that the Bible teaches a prohibition against homosexual behavior, to argue otherwise is disingenuous. There is also a clear warning that should be listened to from the Bible for those who embrace homosexual behavior and those who teach an acceptance of homosexuality. Do you really want a thorough understanding? Do you really want to know the truth? Please review the following videos for a scholarly and thorough teaching on the subject of homosexuality and the Bible. This video series is an excellent resource for the student of God’s word, the theologian or for anyone desiring to gain understanding in this day when many are embracing homosexuality. Please watch this entire +3 1/2 hours of video with your Bible in hand and ready to take notes!
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On the week that centers on Christ Crucified for millions around the globe, the USA has acted in a most unholy manner. Palm Sunday to Good Friday was marked by daily advances of ‘gay marriage’ forces in our land. Our Bridegroom King, whose very image is manifest in male and female, and who is returning for a Bride, spotless and true, is being crucified afresh.
Consider this: I read on Palm Sunday that Iowa’s unanimous Supreme Court decision to legalize ‘gay marriage’ deliberately excluded any ‘religious’ interference. According to the justice who wrote the Iowa decision, the Judeo-Christian structures on which our entire judicial system is built should no longer inform marriage. Left in the hands of secular servants, marriage mutates. We crucify Christ afresh.
On Monday, Rick Warren, arguably the most influential Christian leader in the USA, said on national TV that he never really supported a ban on ‘gay marriage’ in CA. (He clearly had and did.) He claims that he called all of his gay friends and apologized for any perceived support of the ban, underscoring that he has ‘never been and never will be an anti-gay marriage activist.’ Deceiving, confusing, political back-pedaling: Warren is rewriting history and has bought the lie that to support marriage is ‘ant-gay’. And he is backing off entirely from standing for marriage when it is most in peril. We crucify Christ afresh.
On Tuesday, Vermont became the first state in the union to allow same-sex marriage through legislative action instead of a court ruling. That empowers nine other legislatures that are considering marriage measures this year, including New York, New Jersey, Maine and New Hampshire. Activists in New England are unashamed to admit that they are choosing states where organized religious opposition is the weakest. We are now aware and without excuse: there is a systematic, targeted effort to establish a same-sex marriage stronghold in the Northeast. We crucify Christ afresh.
On Wednesday, I read of Obama’s appointment of a gay political activist and ‘Christian’ to his advisory board for ‘Faith-based Partnerships.’ The appointee, Harry Knox, was previously head of Religion and Faith for the biggest gay advocacy group in the nation (the Human Rights Campaign), and has been instrumental in reinterpreting scripture in a gay-affirming manner for churches throughout the USA. We crucify Christ afresh.
By Maundy Thursday, I was beat up. I needed my feet washed from the idolatrous ground of my nation; I was hungry for Jesus and I partook of Him heartily at the communion table that night.
As we gathered for Good Friday as a church, I looked around the body and saw Gideon’s army, a humble band of men and women whom the Crucified has rescued from the idolatry of this world: husbands and wives, singles, old and young, heterosexually and homosexually broken and yet being made new, ‘an army whose weaknesses are being turned to strength and who are becoming powerful in battle, able to route foreign armies.’ (Heb. 11: 34)
I felt hope. Isn’t that what Good Friday is all about? In the darkest hour, at the time when men extinguish the light, God prepares the most glorious expression of His light. N.T. Wright says: ‘The cross is not the world’s victory over Jesus, but Jesus’ victory over the world.’
Jesus death is the ground on which resurrection power is manifest. So is our surrender to His purposes. Let man’s efforts to crucify Christ afresh through ‘gay marriage’ have its perfect work. Raise from the dead a Gideon’s army, O God. Let a repentant, empowered people arise.
Let us arise out of fear or intimidation of the dark powers. Let us hold fast to Him as the One who makes a way for us to make Him known. We do so by upholding His image in humanity and by refusing all efforts, however winsome, to distort that image.
Marriage matters. It represents Christ on earth more clearly than any other relationship. While we have the light, let us live with integrity what it means to bear His image and insist on its clear representation in the land. We cannot afford to be unclear or uncommitted towards marriage in this perilous hour.
We do so in and through Him, His resurrection power rooted in our very weakness. May we emerge out of this dismal winter of ‘gay marriage’ advances and into the spring of upholding God’s design for all. Consider man for woman, woman for man-the awesome dance of masculine strength and feminine beauty. It’s worth fighting for.
Post by Andy Comiskey — Copyright © 2009 by Desert Stream Ministries
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I feel deep grief and brokenness over several people I have known in ministry and served who are now living under a Gospel of Self Indulgence ~ The Gay Gospel. I truly mourn over the coming judgment of those who perpetuate this false gospel, and say, “peace, peace when there is no peace” for then there will be sudden destruction with no remedy.
False Prophets of Hope Denounced: reading from Jeremiah 23:9-15
My heart is crushed within me, all my bones shake; I have become like a drunkard, like one overcome by wine, because of the LORD and because of his holy words.
For the land is full of adulterers;
because of the curse the land mourns,
and the pastures of the wilderness are dried up.
Their course has been evil,
and their might is not right.
Both prophet and priest are ungodly;
even in my house I have found their wickedness, says the LORD.
Therefore their way shall be to them
like slippery paths in the darkness,
into which they shall be driven and fall;
for I will bring disaster upon them
in the year of their punishment, says the LORD.
In the prophets of Samaria I saw a disgusting thing:
they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.
But in the prophets of Jerusalem
I have seen a more shocking thing:
they commit adultery and walk in lies;
they strengthen the hands of evildoers,
so that no one turns from wickedness;
all of them have become like Sodom to me,
and its inhabitants like Gomorrah.
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets:
“I am going to make them eat wormwood,
and give them poisoned water to drink;
for from the prophets of Jerusalem
ungodliness has spread throughout the land.”
This stated question is one to really ponder, “What will it be like?” I am very concerned what this could mean for our society, for Bible believing Christians and for me as a minister. I am writing the following because I sincerely care about my country, my family and the Church of Jesus Christ. I am not writing in the spirit of condemnation of homosexuality, but rather merely reporting news items and what is going on politically in the political gay agenda, with the National Democrat Party in full agreement. I am sharing many links to where information can be found. I am not endorsing any web site, matter of fact there are some hyper links below that have pornographic documentation. (Please do not view the sites unless you view the blurred images.) I am in no way endorsing pornography. However, I think it is very important that people understand that these things really are IN FACT happening in our liberal cities in the USA.
The political gay activist organizations across our country have on their agendas to completely normalize homosexuality in American society. Their goals are slowly being obtained. Their goals include getting hate crimes ordinances and legislation passed at the city / county, state and the federal levels; and the re-education of our society being filled with “comprehensive sex education” classes mandatory for K-12 making homosexuality the same as heterosexuality. This is embraced by Barack Obama and the Democrat Party.
Their agenda is for gay marriage to be accepted in all 50 states, there are currently 3 states that have made homosexual marriage legal, California, Connecticut and Massachusetts. There are several cities, counties and now states that have certain levels of hate crimes policies, ordinances and laws already passed. The educational systems in states where homosexual marriage is recognized are now educating our youth in schools with normalizing “homosexual marriage” as equal to heterosexual marriage. Therefore the gay agenda push nation-wide is to teach the other alternative “homosexual family” as legitimate in public schools. There are several cases across the country to promote homosexuality as normal as heterosexuality. If a concerned citizen confronts the issues they will be: at least fined, at the most go to jail as was in the David Parker Case in Massachusetts. There are cases in Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Massachusetts, etc.
We are hearing nothing in this political race by either party about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being repealed by the Democrats, the federal “hate crimes” bill being pushed in Congress, and Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA).
Obama and Democrats desire homosexuality in the military to be promoted. No one is talking about how “gay rights” laws will indeed threaten religious and other free speech freedoms, and no one is talking about how the gay political agenda and the Democrats desire to redefine family and promote homosexual adoption of children by the thousands, while heterosexual couples will wait in line because of affirmative action.
What happens when homosexual behavior is left unchecked by authorities? This is very disturbing See Below for the most unbelievable links to homosexual activities in our nation!
Hate Crimes Legislation Seems Admirable, BUT the Laws are Designed to Stop Freedom of Christian Speech in Speaking Out Against Homosexuality as Sin
National Democrat Party Web Site: (READ CAREFULLY) The Democrats and the homosexual political agenda are promoting HATE CRIMES LEGISLATION as tolerance and equality. http://democrats.org/a/2008/06/democrats_issue.php
LEGAL INFORMATION ABOUT HATE CRIMES THAT EVERY PASTOR SHOULD READ! http://search.liberty.edu/search?site=liberty_counsel&client=liberty_counsel_frontend&proxystylesheet=liberty_counsel_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd&q=hate+crimes
Hate Speech Laws in Canada
Canadian Human Rights Commission WANT Pastors Fined and Jailed!
It has already happened in Canada, and the USA is next. It is now illegal to speak out publicly in Canada under new hate crimes laws / hate speech laws.
A few pastors have been prosecuted with fines, and one huge pending case is the Stephen Boissoin http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jun/08060902.html
Also Read: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08082716.html AND
He usually has updated information. Please pray for Stephen to stand strong and speak the truth in love.
The HRC in Canada is now going after another Catholic priest.
Other Cases Concerning “HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS” for your review, this is starting to happen all too often now.
Massachusetts: David Parker, concerned father goes to jail, because he did not want his kindergarten son to be taught homosexuality as normal in school.
BOSTON: Boston City Hall Flys Gay Flag
NEW MEXICO: Lesbian Couple Sues Photographer in New Mexico and wins their case against a Christian couple’s photography business – they would not photograph the lesbian couple’s wedding.
NEW JERSEY: Lesbian Couple Sues Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association / Methodist Church in August 2007 because the lesbians desired to use the church’s PRIVATE property, a pavilion on the beach for their civil union – gay wedding – the church denied their request based upon their Christian Tenants. This case is still pending. The church counter sued state of New Jersey based upon the First Amendment protection. Read Story and Related Links
Gay Marriage In America
Three states now have gay marriage thanks to liberal pious black robed judges in California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. This will cause chaos for other states. The family legal problems to come in these 3 states will cost tax payers hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years. Watch the states of Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, Florida, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and all of the New England states as gay activists have strongholds in moving forward with their political agenda for gay marriage and the redefinition of the family.
READ An Excellent Article by Andy Comiskey:
True Justice: Halting the Push for Gay Marriage
Ex-gay mother, Lisa Miller is fighting her former partner for custody of her own biological child, Isabella. Liberal courts in Vermont could rule to give custody to her former lesbian lover. This would never happen if this was a divorce with a man who was not the biological father.
What happens when homosexual behavior is left unchecked by authorities? WARNING… the links to this information below are ugly and pornographic in nature.
Gay Orgies with all kinds of sexual activity, Public Nudity, Sadomasochism with children present, all outdoors in the streets of San Francisco which are permitted by the city to have Gay Fair(s), yet Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will NOT condemn such activities in her district. The SFPD (police) in San Francisco do nothing to enforce public decency laws. Mayor Newsom of San Francisco supports the gay fairs with all this unbelievable activity as well. This kind of behavior is spring up all over the country in places like Key West & Miami, FL, New York City and New York, Boston, Massachusetts and other liberal cities. Even in my home city of Oklahoma City the Gay Pride Week Parade and block party (click gallery) was filled with decadence and declarations of advancing homosexuality.
- San Francisco ‘Gaystapo’ Tries to Shout Down Pro-Family Press Conference
Homosexual militants defend public sex, nudity on city streets; say children (with parents) should be allowed to attend X-rated Folsom Street Fair (Warning Photos on this page are not suitable for children)
- ‘Tolerance Gone Wild’ in San Francisco as Cops Stand By Amidst Folsom Street Fair’s Public Perversions and Widespread Nudity
Warning: not for children; graphic images – despite our efforts to clean up these photos documenting raunchy San Francisco ‘Folsom Street Fair’
- AFTAH Article: Slavery Makes a Comeback at Deviant Sex Fair in ‘Progressive’ San Francisco — Coming to a City Near You?
Eye Witness Accounts of San Francisco Bizarreness:
- Article: The Streets of San Francisco from Mission America
- Large Photo Account: Zombie Time Report: Up Your Alley Fair — San Francisco, July 27, 2008 WARNING!!! Please be aware that when we say “explicit” and “extreme,” we are not exaggerating, this photo account of what happened this past summer is absolutely unbelievably evil. The police and the Mayor of the City of San Francisco will do NOTHING! Please view only blurred images.
IN CLOSING: Other Articles for Your Consideration
Does Same Sex Marriage Affect YOUR Marriage? by Focus on the Family
See Mass Resistance Sight for many more outrageous events in Massachusetts Several videos reveal GLBT groups attacking Christian groups.
Silencing The Christians – Excellent Resources of Online Documentary Videos address many more cases in the USA and Canada where the liberal movement is determined to stop the voice of Christians, churches, ministers, and ministries. These video news reports are shocking to most unaware Christians.
In closing please know that I am very sympathetic to the man or woman who is struggling with homosexuality. It is an incredibly difficult struggle. I have devoted over 24 years in helping people leave homosexuality behind so they may find an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord. I know first hand the pain of living in the deception of homosexuality as I was delivered 26 years ago. I don’t offer up this information in a spirit of condemnation, but rather to expose the path of brokenness the homosexual life brings and what the gay political agendas’ desire is in redefining sexuality in United States of America. I encourage you to search on the internet about related stories and educate yourself and your friends. It really does concern me. I hope you will pray with me… God have mercy!
Social Revamping Leading to Anarchy and Societal Chaos?
Freedom of Speech is NOT for Christians any more…
It seems many Christians and conservatives are not aware of how politically motivated gay activists and those involved in the homosexual agenda are in producing policies, ordinances and law changes across the United States. The efforts are being made under the banner of discrimination, tolerance and hate speech. I thought it might be helpful to have some recent HEADLINE NEWS ITEMS with links for your consideration and prayers. There has never been a time needed more than now to stand up and make a difference.
I encourage you to Google these HEADLINES. It seems these stories are outrageous, but they are true. I also encourage you to read for yourself from other sources. See how “tolerance” is only for gay thought. Read the Gay News Outlets and Blogs and see what they are saying in their own words.
Did you know that if you are outside the idea of embracing liberal homosexual philosophy as a viable and alternative lifestyle the gay thought police will attack you, and the hate crimes ordinances or legislation will come down on you hard? Did you know if you believe differently you will be considered a bigot and hateful? When do you think it will become illegal? It is already becoming illegal! It is now happening in several places in the United States of America! It is also been happening in Canada for a while, where the Bible is now considered a hate speech book.
THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS! (June 3, 2008) The Democratic Party of the USA announces that the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual/transvestitism) PRIDE and CAUSES are now CORE DEMOCRAT VALUES as noted on the National Democratic Web site. “These are our country’s and our Party’s core values.” This means the Democratic Party and their leaders are for the oppression of Christian Speech and values on morality based upon God’s Word under the banner of hate speech and thought.
(WE ARE IN PERILOUS TIMES 2 Tim 3:1-5 and 2 Tim. 4:3) What do you think will happen with a democratic controlled Congress and White House?
NOW FOR NEWS
Freedom of Speech is not tolerated if it is Judeo-Christian speech, values or science that proves otherwise. The college security allowed the disruption and no action was taken against the bullies. There was no disciplinary action or penalties to students from the school administration. Unbelievable? Watch the video and see for yourself. Here are pictures and video from the riot take-over, source: from MASSResistance
See the President of Smith College, Carol Christ’s response and you can see clearly where her values are, as she closes her announcement without an apology but gives an alternative response for a gay movie to be shown the next day at 8:00PM.
2) New Mexico lesbian Vanessa Willock sued Christian photographer Elaine Huguenin because of her faith and values would not allow her to be the lesbians’ photographer at their “gay wedding.” (Willock v. Elane Photography is the suit). This lesbian couple demanded Elaine Huguenin co-owner with her husband of Elane Photography to be the lesbians’ photographer or be sued. The lesbians sued and the New Mexico court upheld the human rights ordinance and found Elane Photography guilty of “sexual orientation” discrimination. Elane Photography was fined $6,637.94. The Alliance Defense Fund is the defense attorneys for Elane Photography. Read the full story and see the PDF of the commission’s order. Or http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/pressrelease.aspx?cid=4467
3) Lesbian Couple Sues Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association / Methodist in August 2007 because the lesbians desired to use the church’s PRIVATE property, a pavilion on the beach for their civil union – gay wedding – the church denied their request based upon their Christian Tenants. This case is still pending.
The church counter sued state of New Jersey based upon the First Amendment protection. Read Story and Related Links
4) Colorado has become a Progressive State by passing into law by Governor Ritter-(D) SB2000 which is the Equal Access and Accommodations Bill for Gays. This bill has a provision for GLBT to use the public bathroom of their choice based upon their gendered feeling of the moment. If you are a man dressed as a woman you may now legally use the woman’s bathroom. If you are feeling rather masculine as a women, nothing prevents you from going to the men’s room. IF you are a man in full-battle drag you can march right into the men’s room and pull up your dress and use the urinal. Five year old little Johnny is standing in the men’s bathroom in shock! “Why is a woman in the men’s bathroom daddy?” Little Johnny’s dad is going to have a difficult time explaining this scene. How about this for some Colorado Confusion? You think this is far-fetched, you should think again. If you do not believe the bizarreness you might want to take a look at Americans For Truth website. (BE WARNED ADULT CONTENT – Exposing Bizarre gay events in the USA)
In Canada, Christian morality is considered hate speech. This priest was merely stating his Christian beliefs, His Bible beliefs and the teachings of the Pope John II and the Catholic Church. RELATED ARTICLE: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/?pageId=66437
6) Canadian Pastor Stephen Boissoin and the Concerned Christian Coalition under attack by the Alberta Human Rights Commission(AHRC). The AHRC issued a written order on May 30, 2008 stating that Mr. Boissoin and the Concerned Christian Coalition must pay former Red Deer school teacher Darren Lund $5,000 in damages.
Here is Stephen’s original letter that was printed in a local Alberta newspaper. “The Homosexual Agenda Wicked” I don’t personally agree with everything Stephen wrote, but I certainly agree with his right to say it. However, I found his closing statement compelling for in just four years things have progressed much worse.
“If you are reading this and think that this is (an) alarmist, then I simply ask you this: how bad do things have to become before you will get involved? It’s time to start taking back what the enemy has taken from you. The safety and future of our children is at stake.” Rev Stephen Boissoin
I do agree with this question and statement. (See Stephen Boissoin’s Blog)
7) Northern Ireland’s ‘first lady’ under investigation of hate crimes by expressing her Christian views on homosexuality. First Lady, Iris Robinson said that homosexuality was disgusting on a BBC radio show. She said it was in the Bible that homosexuality is an abomination. Now, Iris Robinson, Northern Ireland’s first lady is under investigation for hate crimes and could go to jail and face large financial penalties. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1024965/Northern-Irelands-lady-probed-police-gay-hate-rant-BBC-radio-show.html
An excellent article of on this topic with other outrageous incidents: ‘Hate Crime’ Laws Threaten Religious Freedom By Robert Knight and Lindsey Douthit at CWA site.
Please understand that I am NOT necessarily endorsing the content of any of these links or news agencies. I am merely hoping to inform people about the news and what is going on in the moral failing of the USA and also in the world concerning homosexuality. I am asking for you to research the news for yourself and pray! Again, please remember First Stone Ministries and our staff