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Is Oklahoma Ready to Ban Counseling and Therapy for Sexually Confused Youth? Oklahoma HB2456 by Rep. Jason Dunnington, who is being used by the LGBTQ community to further their obvious goal of recruitment of binding children into LGBTQ+ chaos. People who have common sense can see this goal. The goal has always been recruitment and the normalization of homosexuality. Laws banning therapy and counseling for youth are clear, they demand that sexually confused children to enter the ranks of the LGBTQ+ community and not find any resolve of traumas or true freedom. The bills are truly the “MUST STAY GAY!” bills being forced on our youth across our nation. Unfortunately, there are few bold pastors or courageous leaders willing to call attention to this erosion. This is tragic in our day. Don’t be naive folks, this really is about recruitment and lust.
Believe or Not to Believe -- University of Central Oklahoma Forum on Spirituality & Sexuality Discus
The student organizations: Valid Worldview, S.A.F.E - Student Alliance for Equality, and UCO- The Center - Women's Research Center BGLTQ+ Student Center invited: Trey Witzel, Associate Pastor, First UMC of Edmond, and Kris Williams with Q Space LGBTQ+ Facilitator, NorthCare, VS. Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon, Professor of The New Testament, Houston Baptist University, author of "The Bible and Homosexual Practice (Abingdon Press) and Stephen Black, Executive Director, First Stone Ministries, author of "Freedom Realized - Finding Freedom from Homosexuality & Living a Life Free from Labels" (Redemption Press), all to a forum discussion debate. The invitation was to have a civil discussion and debate on LGBTQ issues and what the Bible says. This was Monday, October 15, 2018, located in Constitutional Hall, Nigh Student Center, University of Oklahoma, Edmond Oklahoma. The Moderator was Dr.David Macey.
I like Camilla Paglia's statement: "Homosexuality is not normal. On the contrary, it is a challenge to the norm. Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction (by God, I would add). No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous. Homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait."
As a Christian communicator, you have an advantage in today’s crazy world. You know the Source of truth. What a powerful idea. We face many who are like Pilate and cannot discern truth when it is right in front of them. This is willful blindness. Our job as communicators is simple; tell the truth.
Stephen Black publicly repenting from communicatiing a statement that leads to dumbing-down the real goal of holiness.
Author and Culture Warrior Bill Muehlenberg exposes the evidence of cultural decline, the erosion of values, the decline of civility, the denial of truth and the elevation of unreason. He is devoted to exploring the major cultural, social and political issues of the day. His books offer reflection and commentary drawing upon the wealth of wisdom found in the Judeo-Christian tradition in addressing several areas of corruption in our culture. Bill offers reflective and incisive commentary on a wide range of issues, helping to sort through the maze of competing opinions, worldviews, ideologies and value systems. Therefore he is astute in giving a clear evaluation of a book like Freedom Realized. Bill says, This important new book can be roughly divided into three sections: the amazing story of Stephen Black; how churches and Christians should respond to the issue of homosexuality; and lastly, the testimonies of 16 other ex-homosexuals.
I wanted to give some insight to the “Different Kind of Missionary” found in those who give of their lives for Jesus in an “ex-gay” ministry. I want you to really think about what the ministers in “ex-gay” ministry are facing in this day as a very different kind of mission! First Stone Ministries, along with 40 ministries like ours, and several counseling agencies within the Restored Hope Network, are laboring together in helping individuals, churches, families, and friends to process through all the cultural ambiguity, misunderstandings, and lies about the sexual revolution of all things LGBTQ+. It is overwhelming!
Reminded of the prophecy concerning Art Katz. He gave a warning in 1980 about Exodus International. A really good reminder that God is sovereign and HE KNOWS!
Stephen Black was interviewed on the Arthelene Rippy Home Keepers Program on January 5, 2018 in Tampa, FL. The two segments were aired on January 23 and 24, 2018. The interviews are about "Freedom Realized - Finding Freedom From Homosexuality & Living A Life Free From Lables."
Stephen Black presented at the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Banquet and Teach-In.
- A Christian Paradigm Shift on Suffering – For the Mature In God - ONLY IN THIS LIFE can we give a real sacrifice of worship and praise... and the more difficult or complex the trial, the sweeter the offering to God can be -- IF -- you will worship the LORD in the midst of great suffering, being fully surrendered in obedience to Him. When the suffering is the greatest, especially in something like the unexpected death of an adult child (our Charity Ho...Read More ➔
Looking forward to sharing my part in this conference giving a Biblical response with clarity, compassion, love and truth about so-called "gay-Christianity." I am personally honored to be sharing with this great team, especially my friend Dr. Michael Brown. Please share the link for the details on the conference...Read More ➔
Scandalous Good News by Andrew Comiskey A Forward by Stephen Black: I am always on the hunt to find messages that will really prophetically rivet my soul to its core. I have recently been touched by two messages that seem to be bookends to what is relevant in our day. I am always looking for messages that will speak in context to the ministry we provide at First Stone Ministries; as we want to be a source of life-giving ministry and hope to the ...Read More ➔
Which do you choose? Pusski or Aslan? Stats say that 70% of church-going men are viewing porn on a weekly basis; they are covered up in shame and darkness! Most men in the Church today are like "Pusski" – the domesticated couch cat, pictured here. Please pray with me! Let's pray for the men, our brothers in the Church, to be like Aslan - A Lion - like Jesus who is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. One unfortunate problem I've continued to run into (especially amon...Read More ➔
Thinking about what a book cover design might look like in preparing for the Restored Hope Network Annual Conference. I went through the first 10 years of data (1989-1999) last night that I have received back from our survey results, statistics that will ultimately be in my book. I am preparing for my conference breakout, and I am very excited about the initial findings. The results are FULL OF HOPE! This is so important since the implosion of Exodus and it's failed lead...Read More ➔
I attended a funeral today. Very difficult funeral, as it was an untimely death of a young man only 25 years old. Joseph William Clarkson, July 7, 1990 -- April 24, 2016. This young man is the son of Kevin and Cherie Clarkson, Pastors of First Baptist Church of Moore, OK. Cherie's brother, Pastor Tim Salter's gave a closing message today. He talked about grief using the story from John's Gospel about Lazarus, from chapter 11. He sh...Read More ➔
I have the honor to speak again at this year's Men's Rewired Conference. This year's conference is divided up into "Truth Tracks." My Truth Track is: Becoming Men of Truth and Integrity in God’s Divine Intent for Sexuality. This truth track will encourage men to embrace God’s divine intent for their sexuality. The goal will be to embrace the Father’s truth and to be equipped with practical Biblical steps for freedom where one w...Read More ➔
Happy New Year! We have now entered into 2016 in the Central Time Zone of the United States! I have a New Year blessing for you! May we all find Jesus more dear to us than all of other years! May we find the Holy Word of God more intriguing than any worldly entertainment. May we find Jesus Christ as our the true source of enjoyment in life. May we all find more fulfilled lives living for others, as we are truly eternally conscience -- that our lives are a ...Read More ➔
Read Colossians Chapter 3 Seek the things above! Set your mind on things above! Set your mind on Heaven, where Jesus rules and reigns! Put to death your members, the desires of your flesh body (be a doer) – put to death fornication (living together and having sexual relations outside of marriage), put to death uncleanness, put to death evil lusts and passions, covetousness and idolatry! Putting to death requires doing! To be a doer of God's wo...Read More ➔
Years ago I attended a seminar conducted by Milton Green. The seminar was three to four days of Scripture reading, Bible study, worship and prayer. The seminar brought abundant freedom to thousands of people, mainly in the Southern Baptist Church during the "Fullness Movement." It was a wonderful time to be alive. There was a proclamation of truth through the scripture and praying that Milton would have the entire audience repeat. I have po...Read More ➔