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THE SHELL GAME OF EVANGELICAL LEADERS NEW SEXUAL LANGUAGE

Evangelicals’ New Sexual Language: Where Did “Same-Sex Attraction” Talking Points Come From?

Rev Thomas Littleton

At the beginning of 2013 the Christian community in America began to be flooded with new terms and players using new words for human sexuality, gender and sexual norms. These new speakers like Sam Allberry, Rosaria Butterfield, and a small herd of others, began making the rounds at conferences and working to ever so gently to move the church toward a new “understanding” of sexual minorities (LGBTQ ) whose “civil rights” were on a fast track into the mainstream.  Although in conservative circles the assertion was that conventional Biblical perspectives were being retained and defended, the talking points were being changed and the language and terms were nuanced just in time for the massive redefining of sexual norms and marriage.  This new language came from respected heavy hitters in conservative evangelical circles like Albert Mohler and Timothy Keller whose influence on next gen pastors is immeasurable.  As their endeavor surfaces several glaring realities come into focus.

  • The church is being asked to rethink (a favorite progressive term for overhauling the past position) its rhetoric if not its stand on homosexuality and marriage.
  • The church leadership have constructed a unified approach to accomplish a task, for whom and to what ultimate end is not YET in focus.
  • The effort has brought to the “Conversation” some interesting players including a gay priest from the UK / Church of England whose ministry Living Out is pushing the “same-sex attracted”/ SSA language, inclusion and understanding, seasoned with a good dose of guilt and shame for the churches’ past failures to understand and distinguish SSA from homosexuality.
  • Another major player in the conversation is a former lesbian and (as yet) quiet liberal academic whose professional specialty and activist training was in Marxist/Freudian / Darwinian flavored Critical Theory specializing in “Queer Theory” – Rosaria Butterfield, who has no theological background to address the issue with the conservative church.
  • The church is suddenly being told that the “ick factor” recoil to same sex desires is “sin” and is being asked to abandon 2,000 plus years of Biblically-based language and understanding of homosexuality, sexual temptation and desires.

Why Change The Language NOW?

The earliest use of the term “SSA Christian” and “victim of the church” internal talking points for evangelicals appears to be from the preparations of statements for the 2010 third Lausanne Congress of World Evangelism in Cape Town South Africa. This would place the insertion of SSA language and the emotion packed narrative in the 2009 documents for the lead up to Cape Town 2010.  The ministry to homosexuals is based on Lausanne’s partnership with Exodus Global Alliance (a distinct organization, according to its web site, from Exodus International which famously abandoned the mission of rehabilitating homosexuals and apologized for hurting homosexuals in 2013). Exodus Global worked directly with the Lausanne committee to draft 4 essays on how the church is to minister to homosexuals.

Downloads are available here.

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Essay 1 Sexuality, Truth and Grace

Essay 2 Homosexuality and the Church

Essay 3 God’s Work to Redeem People Involved in Homosexuality

Essay 4 Equipping the Church to Respond

Examples of The New Talking Points and Approach

According to the Lausanne Global Conversation, homosexuals number 155 million worldwide and represent an “unreached people group.” Here is some of the narrative on “Homosexuality and the Church”:

“Some of the souls who are impacted by same sex attraction are Christians, and some are not. People dealing with same-sex attraction wander the streets of communities all over the world, and many of them are perishing because no one has seen them as worthy of evangelism and ministry.”

“Each of these persons represents people marginalized in the church.”

“The church can learn something from the fact that so many prominent gay activists and personalities share a common upbringing in the church. Their struggles began, in some way, in the church.”

“As these people share their stories, it is clear that condemnation, warning and fear can work to restrain someone dealing with same sex attraction for a time. At some point, however, these tools no longer work. Christian rules, Christian regiment, and Christian tradition will only go so far.”

Time and space do not permit going into greater detail and quoting more sources but the contents above show the tone of the essays. Gays are victims – not of homosexuality but mostly of an unaffirming culture and church and an old school approach to the Gospel.  REPENTANCE and saving FAITH are not discussed as the remedy as millions of us have historically left sins behind us in traditional Christian faith. The CORE message of the new talking points?  The church is at fault and MUST change.

Exodus Global Alliance Spokesperson

Mike Goeke, pastor of Stonegate Fellowship since 2010 is now associate pastor of First Baptist San Francisco.  Goeke authored several of the Exodus essays including the quotes above. In his testimony “Homosexual and Married,“ Goeke recounts his homosexual desires and online indulgence until finally departing from his marriage to pursue life as a gay man. Eventually, Goeke abandoned gay theology and homosexuality and returned to his wife and family. Though parts of his testimony reflect a clear repentance yet his family and Christian community’s support and loving outreach hardly confirm his espoused view that the church is mishandling ministry to homosexuals. And the Exodus/ Lausanne collaborations plainly call the CHURCH to change by asserting its failure in compassion toward homosexuals.

Goeke cannot be making these assumptions and assertions in the Lausanne essays from personal experience since his wife and family prayed and waited and believed.  Somewhere in what should be an otherwise wonderful testimony is a confused narrative of mistreatment that did not come from the Christians in Goeke’s personal experience. Yet to date, as of 2017, he asserts that Christians retain homosexual or SSA desires well after conversion. These retained desires now in the broader narrative are not temptations but taken as proof of “orientation”.

One of the primary contributors to this determination is psychologist Mark Yarhouse. He was commissioned by D A Carson of The Gospel Coalition to develop this ideology for TGC and  TEDS “Christ on Campus Initiative ” and it was applied as the gold standard on sexuality and to the general topic of the church and homosexuality in 2010 (this was the same time as the Lausanne Movement South Africa meetings launched the works it had commissioned developing the SSA narrative and elevating Tim Keller – Carsons co-founder at TGC).Yarhouse assertions that Sexual Orientation is a “proven reality” and therefore concludes a person with homosexual temptation has a homosexual of LGBTQ+ “Sexual Identity ” . If that individual holds to a faith  then they also have a “Faith Identity”. If that faith does not affirm LGBTQ+ identity or practices then the resulting “conflict” must be resolved . The Yarhouse  resolution is to merge the Sexual Identity with Faith Identity in an acceptance of a “Gay Christian Identity “. If that individuals  faith tradition does not affirm homosexual behavior then the critical piece of the process for resolution is to advocate celibacy or mixed orientation marriages where one opposite sex partner identifies as homosexual the other as heterosexual. THIS is the answer that  Lausanne ,TGC , and their affiliates  have decided to develop and promote to the church and from the church to a lost world.

The question for the reader here would be a simple one. “Is the Gospel and the Power of Christ sacrifice to save sinners and make us saints or does the Gospel leave homosexuals in a life long struggle that identifies their personhood and give them no other option or hope of change ? A simple study of scripture, the testimony of millions of redeemed souls no longer in bondage to past sins or the temptations stand in sharp contrast and opposition to this sad and false set of unbiblical beliefs .Where the true Gospel is preached and believed there is no need for the nuanced language of Lausanne / TGC / Tim Keller .

The approach to SSA Christianity mirrors the “once an alcoholic always an alcoholic” of Alcoholics Anonymous and does not reflect Biblical salvation. SSA begs acceptance by the church of a sexual orientation to homosexuality. Therefore, if orientation exists as an inborn trait, then homosexual attraction is something that cannot change and the church “must begin its journey toward acceptance” of the new science, understanding, language, and an era of inclusion. The only verdict yet to be determined is whether we in the church will continue to REQUIRE celibacy by the newly labeled victims of SSA as the determinate for inclusion in the faith and in the church and in leadership roles within it.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

You can see from articles linked below where this 2010 development of and 2013 launch of the Lausanne Movements SSA branding and language have taken the church . Sam  Allberry /Living Out ministry have introduced a “Church Audit on LGBTQ+ Inclusion ” which will be coming to the States in November 2018 through TGC affiliated 9MARKS churches of Southern Baptist Mark Dever. Tim Keller was the key note speaker at the June 2018 meetings of Living Out where the Church Inclusion Audit was introduced .

In the lead up to the June meetings with Keller in London , Living Out endorsed the radical Revoice Conference” for our U S audience “. Revoice boast is  “promoting “LGBTQ+ flourishing ( a favorite word of Keller and Lausanne and their associated think tanks ) in historic Christian traditions”.  Both the Revoice group and Living Out want the Church to Rethink  and Revoice the conversation of homosexuality in the church . The word salad and nuancing that was drafted  in 2010 and launched in 2013 by Lausanne, The Gospel Coalition, Christian media , and a host of others- continues to mute the voices of opposition and distort and twist the scriptures , muddle clarity , and promote the normalization of a Gay Christianity to an unsuspecting evangelical church on a global scale. Key research articles tracking this decline into full compliance -acceptance- welcome and eventually affirmation of the global LGBTQ+ agenda by the global church  can be found below. These are a few key articles related to the advance of the SSA narrative and the decline of Biblical perspective on the issue of the Gospel and LGBTQ+.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/08/17/tim-kellers-lgbtqiinclusion-audit-for-your-church-do-you-measure-up/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/10/16/erlc-family-conference-redefines-family-as-the-inclusive-church/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/05/29/make-the-gospel-great-again-reject-the-false-gospel-of-lgbt-christianity/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/06/24/revoice-albert-mohler-and-the-missing-link/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/07/07/beyond-revoice-part-1-recruiting-youth-pastors-targeting-your-teens/

 

The following are a video and article that may help the reader decide if these talking points are Biblical or more driven by emotions and the changing times. A great deal is riding on the present considerations as no denomination has historically ever continued to grow as a result of affirming, including, welcoming LGBTQ and none have recovered from the onset of steep decline once the bridge is crossed.

Practical Steps For Church Based Same Sex Attraction Ministry

Biography of Mike Goeke, Executive Vice President, Exodus International  

POLITICAL SUBVERSION MOVING CHRISTIANS INTO DEMOCRAT PARTY FOLD


October 24th, 2018
POLITICAL SUBVERSION MOVING CHRISTIANS INTO DEMOCRAT PARTY FOLD
By Reverend Thomas Littleton
Midterm elections demonstrate that the classic battle lines are being redrawn among Evangelical voters. Ongoing and concerted efforts through American conservative Christian seminaries, churches and secular mainstream media are intensifying to reshape the foundations and convictions which drive the Evangelical vote. Leadership continues to come from trusted ministers like Tim Keller of The Gospel Coalition and The Southern Baptist / ERLC’s Russell Moore. Formerly the efforts were to detract from conservatives but now the push is to openly abandon pro-life/pro-family Republicans and endorse Democrat candidates.
KEY EVANGELICALS COLLUDE WITH MAINSTREAM MEDIA
Tim Keller’s recent opinion piece in the New York Times provides a look at some of the rhetoric being engaged in. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/opinion/sunday/christians-politics-belief.html  Keller asks, “What role should Christians play in politics?” and asserts that “more people than ever are asking this question.” He goes onto say, “While believers can register under a party affiliation and can be active in politics (thanks for the permission Dr. Keller) they should not identify the Christian church or faith with a political party as the only Christian one.” Keller then quotes British ethicist James Mumford https://s3.amazonaws.com/iasc-prod/uploads/pdf/63347158f5c79fb1a5f0.pdf who warns against “package -deal ethics “ that come with party affiliation. Keller omits that Mumford works at The Centre for Social Justice in London and stateside with Keller’s friends at The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Mumford’s work touts Critical Theory and the Marxist Frankfurt School inspiration from which Keller and Mumford (as well as the IASC) draw their rhetoric of false social justice while attacking individualism, conservative “Culture Wars” and capitalism.
ARE BETO VOTERS AMONG TEXAS EVANGELICALS REFLECTIVE OF A TREND?
Another New York Times piece by Faith and Values Correspondent Elizabeth Dias featured recent interviews https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/us/politics/texas-beto-orourke-evangelicals-women.html  with five Texas Evangelical moms troubled by Christians’ past voting loyalties. Dias says, “All are longtime Republican voters, solely because they oppose abortion rights. Only one of them broke ranks to vote for Hillary in 2016. But this November, they have all decided to vote for Mr. O’Rourke.” While written as a random sampling of evangelical Texas Women reflecting a “trend,“ the NYT piece proves less than honest.
Radio host Janet Mefferd researched and found that at least three of the “Beto Moms” are tied to Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas where pastor Matt Chandler preaches for social justice / against white privilege and is a leader in both Keller’s TGC and Moore’s ERLC. Also revealed by Mefferd’s research is that these women play activist roles in refugee resettlement “ministries”- one even received $20,000 in one year from Village Church.
The progressive Christian left has been awash in George Soros funding as revealed years ago by American Association of Evangelicals – “Rent an Evangelical.”https://americanevangelicals.com/
Today we see the same funding agenda spilling over and trickling down through the Conservative Christian community through ministries like World Relief, Evangelical Immigration Table (of which Moore is a member) as well as denominational mission objectives. Is this funding inspiring these Evangelicals’ progressive politics? Dias points to the obvious hopeful payoff. “To democrats nationwide who have largely written off white evangelical voters, it also sends a signal -not just for midterms but also for the 2020 presidential campaign …”
THE GOSPEL COALITION HIRES OBAMA FAITH SPOKESMAN
Former Obama administration Faith Based and reelection campaign Faith Outreach Coordinator Michael Wear is now working with Keller’s TGC. Wear’s bookhttp://michaelwear.com/ sports endorsements from Keller and Evangelical leaders Russell Moore, Andy Stanley, Ann Voskamp and fellow Obama spiritual advisor Joel Hunter. Wear is also writing for TGC on topics like “Holding the Christian Ethic Together.”  https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/michael-wear/
ERLC MIDTERM ROUNDTABLE
The young lobbyist of Russell Moore for ERLCs DC offices recently hosted Nashville ERLC employee Brent Leatherwood for a MIDTERM roundtable discussion.https://erlc.com/resource-library/capitol-conversations-episodes/the-2018-midterms-with-brent-leatherwood Leatherwood was hired by Moore after Tennessee GOP officials tired of his team’s subversive work which almost bankrupted the TN Republican Party. In the Roundtable video the ERLC crew discuss the likelihood of the Democrat Party retaking the House in 2018.They then focus on the Senate seats up for grabs by Democrats. The ERLC team recommends voter resources like CNN where Moore frequently appears alongside prime time anchors including CNN Marxist /Obama pal Vann Jones. ERLC also recommends NBC, and The Cook Political Report by Charles Cook -a favorite of left leaning outlets ABC/ NBC/ NY Times /Washington Post.
CONCLUSION
The face of conservative Christian political engagement is changing rapidly by covert and overt forces from within. The steady creep of diluted doctrine and progressive social justice has weakened a generation of Christians’ resolve and conviction. Liberal mainstream media now have partners deep within the Evangelical leadership moving the church to embrace leftist policy and political candidates. The loss of the evangelical base, once complete, will prove catastrophic to the Conservative movement in America as well as to personal and religious freedom. A rapid and sustained movement must be organized to counter this subversive revolution against Christian Conservatism.
Biography
Thomas Littleton is Southern Baptist minister and evangelist with over 40 years of experience working on university campuses, coastal resorts and the streets of inner cities in the US, Europe and Latin America. This work included over a decade of outreach in NYC during the height of the AIDS crisis. Thomas is also engaged speaking in Christian apologetics. He and his wife, who is a healthcare provider, work in medical missions in Central America.

ERLC FAMILY CONFERENCE REDEFINES FAMILY AS THE INCLUSIVE CHURCH

ERLC AND RUSSELL MOORE ADVOCATE REDEFINING FAMILY AND PROMOTE GAY PRIEST WHO WANTS TO BABYSIT YOUR CHILDREN.

Rev Thomas Littleton

10/14/2018

ERLC just completed its 2018 “Cross Shaped Family Conference” in Dallas, which was the second of an annual event. This year’s conference was a platform for ERLC President, Russell Moore, to feature his new book “The Storm-Tossed Family,” which was also title of his opening key note address.  Shameless and opportunistic perhaps but, nonetheless, not the real theme of the SBC entity conference. The final keynote was Same-Sex Attracted Gay Christian advocate, Anglican Priest Sam Allberry, who brought the goal of the conference clearly into focus. Allberry spoke on another chapter of Moore’s book called “The Church as Family.” If you have 30 minutes to inform yourself what the ERLC and Moore and Allberry mean by this overhaul of “family,” you can listen at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/erlcsbc/videos/1061223554041731/

Do be prepared for a shock at the audacious “LGBT Inclusion” demands of Allberry’s UK Living Out ministry.

Much of the Evangelical church is still reeling from news of the Revoice conference in July of this year which touted its “promoting LGBT+ flourishing in historic Christian tradition” from St Louis, with deep ties to both SBC and PCA seminaries. Also, multiple people associated with ERLC openly promoted the Revoice conference as well as its radical message of “Queer and LGBT+ Christianity,” including Sam Allberry’s Living Out which promoted Revoice in its social media “for our US audience” while hosting Tim Keller at its own conference in London (more on that shortly).

Revoice, it appears, was far worse of a marketing disaster than its presumed orthodox supporters imagined and has left many of them doing damage control in its wake. Others, like Allberry of Living Out, quietly took down their endorsements and ERLC head, Russell Moore, stayed far from the fray while sending out underlings to finally speak to the Revoice controversy.  Still, the observable outcome is that the ERLC/Moore did not wish to be caught with their endorsements of Revoice but they did not wish to condemn it either. Reason?  Both have a shared central message. Revoice launched its attack “on the idolatry of the nuclear family” among its talking points and soon afterward Allberry’s group issued their “Church Audit” for “LGBT Inclusion,” in which Allberry’s group is calling for the sharing of homes, family, and children with the LGBT Community they are advocating to be welcomed into the church. They along with Russell Moore and Revoice want the church to RETHINK and REDEFINE the family. Ironically, the recent exposure of yet another child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church proved of no value to the ERLC as an indicator of poor timing to launch a false narrative about children and LGBT in the church.

WHAT DOES SAM ALLBERRY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FAMILY TO THE BAPTIST AUDIENCE AT ERLC?

The conference wound down to less than a one third occupied room at the Dallas facility. Perhaps ticket sales were lower than expected or some attendees did not stay to hear a gay, unmarried, celibate Priest – who created no small controversy over ten demands in his “Living Out Church Audit” – discuss his ideas or those of Russell Moore on the new inclusive church as family.

For those who did attend, Sam Allberry opened his remarks with Mark 10:28-30 and a story about a gay person who asked to speak to him about a Christmas service at his Church of England congregation several years ago. The person turned out to be gay and in a “happy relationship” and unwilling to accept Allberry’s call to celibacy. (In the Allberry, ERLC and TGC version of the Gospel, Homosexual Orientation is real and fixed and does not change, so the only commitment these circles offer is to celibacy, not repentance and a transformed life.)

Discussion of this individual’s story then turned to Allberry’s ideas of church inclusion, which if not practiced would amount to “calling Jesus a liar” according to Mark 10:28-30.  Allberry then launched into advocacy for the church to offer LGBT individuals in our sphere the Church as their Community, their Family, and their place for Intimacy. This ideal, according to Allberry, would require the Church to make efforts to Rethink its core values and responses.

We must:

Rethink Friendship and Intimacy

Rethink Family

Rethink Hospitality

Sam then asserts that a church which is able but unwilling to implement these “standards” of inclusion would be denying LGBT persons the vital aspects of life and relationship that only the Church can offer. Incorporating this narrative with his Living Out LGBT Inclusion Church Audit, Allberry then asserted that we should not think that as parents we can offer our children everything they need, but that the larger church as family – the inclusive church – can provide children what parents are lacking. He then asserts that we need to adopt this new church model by sharing our families and our children, and recounts how some couples in his church “share their kids” with him and allow him to Babysit for their families. Such a family relationship is also a solution to the loneliness of singleness and childlessness experienced by members of the celibate gay Christianity which they have been selling the Church since 2013.  Allberry indicates that sharing our children with LGBTs is an especially valid fulfillment of what the conference is espousing and proof that a church is adhering to their redefined family.

NUCLEAR FAMILY IS THE PROBLEM?

Here is where the ERLC Cross Shaped Family Conference comes into full step, not only with Allberry’s Living Out “Church Audit,” but also with one of the most disturbing messages of the Revoice Conference last July.  According to Allberry, the Christian mentality of family is akin to creating a nuclear family with marriage, kids and the family dog and then going into a fortress or castle and “pulling up the drawbridge.”  So, whether Nate Collins, the founder of Revoice, uses the term “idolatry of family” or Sam Allberry refers to the nuclear family as a “closed fortress” of only biological members, BOTH draw the same conclusion as Russell Moore — that Christians must redefine family as the broader (LGBT+ Inclusive) church.  Moore even asserts in his book that the local church is not a collection of families but is the family.  The biological family as God made it appears to be a problem for them, as are conservative faith and family values which resonate with generations of conservative Christians – that a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, being fruitful and assuming personal responsibility for the rearing of their own children, in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY OF THE COMMUNITARIAN FAMILY

What Moore’s conference is advocating is an unbiblical “replacement theology” of the family. It is true that the Body of Christ is the household of faith which provides believers with manifold blessings and fellowship, however, Allberry and Moore’s concept of the Church Family requires that churches welcome and include LGBTs which is plainly forbidden in God’s Word.  Allberry, however, boldly asserts that churches that are unwilling to follow this new standard of LGBT+ inclusion are a hinderance to the Gospel being lived out to the world. If you can believe it, this message just came from a Dallas conference led by a Southern Baptist head of the ERLC. You are not having a bad dream but living a crazed and dark reality.

This is the new Southern Baptist Convention, and other once conservative Biblical denominations are not at far behind their insane embrace of LGBT+ inclusion. Their nuanced language has worked in the past, but the realities are starting to settle in for many.  We have replaced our conservative leaders with gay activists and change agents. We have suppressed and replaced the Gospel of Repentance and Faith with deceitful promises of celibacy and, worst of all, we have replaced Biblical family and Church with a false metric of inclusion and politically correct rabble rhetoric. You must now ask yourself, are your family and your children, and in fact your faith, safe in the churches which sent staff members to this and other ERLC conferences and who have embraced its false teachings?

Is the SBC becoming the next denomination to fall into the abyss of affirming LGBT?  Given the fact that Sam Allberry is still one of the go-to voices on the LGBT topic for ERLC/TGC and SBC leaders, consider this fact.

The Living Out LGBT+ Inclusion Training is now coming to the US and is scheduled to be held in three 9MARKS churches, including Mark Dever’s own Capitol Hill Baptist.  In its lead up to signing on to the Training Course, Living Out asks that you read and affirm the 10 point statement of the Evangelical Alliance which is working with Living Out on its implementation.

Agreeing to the Evangelical Alliance Affirmations is required to move forward. The tenth and final affirmation leaves no doubt as to their intent:

“#10. We encourage evangelical congregations to welcome and accept sexually active lesbians and gay men. However, they should do so in the expectation that they, like all of us who are living outside God’s purposes, will come in due course to see the need to be transformed and live in accordance with biblical revelation and orthodox church teaching.”

Are we prepared for the inevitable, which is demonstrated by every single mainline denomination in America that has welcomed practicing homosexuals into fellowship?  All – without exception – are in steep decline.  It is beyond belief that ERLC leader Russell Moore is bringing Sam Allberry into our SBC and that Mark Dever of 9MARKS, TGC and ERLC have already taken this deadly direction.

THE BRITISH INVASION OF 2013 – THIS AIN’T YOUR FATHER’S SBC

One question lingers since the ascent of Russell Moore to the position of President of the ERLC, along with leaders of The Gospel Coalition and their many affiliated seminary and church leaders.  Who chose to bring a gay (but professing celibate) Church of England Priest into our American Churches to be the voice of LGBT+ policy for inclusion?  And why?

The Church of England/Anglican is a State Church. Queen Elizabeth is its Royal Head. The UK Parliament voted to legalize gay marriage in 2013 and implemented the law in 2014.  Subsequently, Church of England leaders have no ground to deny the law being implemented in their state-run churches.  Whatever Living Out’s representatives say to American audiences in ERLC and TGC conferences is moot.  Church polity in the UK and US are, by comparison, like apples and oranges.

In a population of 65 million in England, the Church boasts 25 million members. By 2011, only 1.3 million ever attended services. Only 740,000 attend weekly church services. That is only 1.14 percent of the total population that attends the Church of England. In our SBC and PCA and other conservative churches, why have we allowed our leadership to go to a dying – if not already dead – church to find our narrative on the most proven deadly force (homosexual inclusion) to every church that has come under its spell?

The future of institutional Christianity in America, for this and other reasons equally compelling, is bleak indeed.  Make no mistake, the Gates of Hell will not prevail against the True Church which stands secure on the Rock that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God.  But the Harlot Church is destined for judgement and destruction.  The Body of Christ, eternally joined to Christ, can never be joined to the worldly Harlot Church.