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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.
Shame, that is, toxic shame that puts a believer in bondage must be released in confession, receiving prayer and release in the power of the Holy Spirit. On November 5, 2017 Dr. Sam Storms, Senior Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City gave a powerful message on freedom of toxic shame.
Peter LaBarbera interviews Stephen Black on his new book, Freedom Realized, Finding Freedom From Homosexuality And Living A Life Free From Labels
A Biblical answer to what St. Paul would say to the American Church Embracing So-called “Gay Christianity” and “Spiritual Friendships” in our day. “Gay Christianity” is being promoted at an alarming rate in several places in the Church worldwide.
I highly recommend the “God of Wonders”; it is by far the best documentary I've watched concerning the creation from a Biblical world-view. The detailed graphics in video production are as good as anything produced by PBS or National Geographic. Yes! It really is great! Although I would recommend you make the purchase of the DVD here, you can actually watch the video on their website by chapters; and now you can watch it on YouTube.&nb...Read More ➔
2011 and last year, 2012 were very difficult years in my life. Filled with great pain! My wife and I endured the most painful thing one can endure, the death of an adult child. Our Charity Hope went to be with Jesus Christ our Lord on April 24, 2012. I feel like I am just now coming out of a fog of grief. Understandably I have not put energy into this blog site, blogging or writing. As a parent, you never fully recover; you learn a new 'normal' much lik...Read More ➔
This post is merely a small critique on Clark Whitten’s “Pure Grace” book and his doctrines that led to the closing of Exodus International and the “revelation” Alan Chambers suffers under. Unfortunately, this "revelation" of Chambers now promotes "gay Christianity" for practicing homosexuals....Read More ➔
A Message to Pastoral Care Leaders Processing The Gospel and “Gay Christianity.” by Stephen Black, Executive Director, First Stone Ministries The Gospel according to Jesus Christ is the same message for a gay-identified person, an idolater, an adulterer, a fornicator, a pornographer, a liar, a thief, a gossip, a slanderer or a murderer. The message of good news–redemption into a love relationship with God–is the same for all sinners....Read More ➔
We Are Created in the Image of God—Imago Dei! Communicating the term “sexual orientation” for a person’s identity gives an indication of viability to behavior outside of God’s original intent for human sexuality. I have never liked the idea of communicating “sexual orientation” as our sexual direction, or how one is created sexually. “Sexual orientation” communicates a distorted truth based upon attract...Read More ➔
"The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy." Psalm 147:11 Coram Deo is Latin, translated as a phrase - “in the presence of God” from Christian Church theology which communicates the idea of Christians living in the presence, under the authority, and to the honor and glory of God at all times. Coram Deo is living in a cognitive state of being before the face of God, to live in the presence of God is to understand ...Read More ➔
–Note: Stephen Black, Executive Director of First Stone Ministries, attended the Oklahoma City Gay Pride Celebration June 26, 2011 raising a few eyebrows and provoking a few questions. This is Stephen’s report. “Why on Earth would you be out at the gay pride celebration Stephen? You have no business being at a gay pride parade!” At first, it may seem reasonable to rebuke a minister of the Gospel and the director of an “ex-gay&r...Read More ➔
Introduction ~by Stephen Black A perfect title by Andy Comiskey with Desert Stream Ministries: "The Whole Gospel for Gays," for God forbid that anyone would give anything less to someone, gay or otherwise, than the WHOLE Gospel. When we sincerely care about people and knowing the holiness of God, His severity and His mercy, true believers are compelled to give the WHOLE Gospel. I am incredibly grateful that I received THE WHOLE GOSPEL in 1983 that transformed my l...Read More ➔
A Must See Heart-Rending Life Story During the Exodus International Freedom Conference, I and the other delegates received an unexpected blessing. We were invited by Movie Director Chad Ahrendt to screen his new film, RECONCILIATION. I’d seen the trailer and knew a bit about the story line, so I admit to some pre-conceptions. “It will most-likely be a nice story, but I doubt it will be a real tear-jerker or pack an emotional punch as others rep...Read More ➔
I was recently introduced to this amazing short film: The Butterfly Circus. It's message is very powerful. I highly recommend that you take a small block of time, an uninterrupted 20 minutes to watch this short film. It gives helpful perspective and helps with true identity and good attitude in life. If you don't have time to watch it now, please come back and watch this in it's entirety. I pray and hope that this short film will bless you as much...Read More ➔