AFA ,GODS VOICE CONFERENCE AND “THE LEAVEN OF REVOICE” EXAMINED
Rev Thomas Littleton
(NOTE: this writer broke/fully exposed the Revoice “LGBT+ THRIVING in Historic (conservative) Churches in April 2018. The reality of its origins DEEP inside both the Southern Baptist flagship Seminary SBTS and Presbyterian Church in
America /PCA/ seminary CTS were undeniable. Revoice founder Nate Collins was teaching New Testament at and had spent almost 15 years getting two degrees and employed as both an SBTS staff and active “gay indentified” activist. His book “All But Invisible”, his doctorate asserting that the use of the word “virgin ” was “proof of a third gender ” in the New Testament and the planning of Revoice in the Fall of 2017 were all done at SBTS. The inagural event was held in St Louis MO in a PCA church which house offices of a “partner ministry to Revoice with many staff and students at CTS involved and overlapping in Revoice founding. A CTS professor and his radical daughter hosted the “pre conference meetings for Revoice at another PCA church …all in the Summer 2018. Many other documented ties to both the conservative SBC and The Presbyterian Church in America have been verified and presented here.
God’s Voice Conference arose as part of this writers ongoing work to fully expose the origins of Revoice DEEP inside two of the most conservative denominations in America both of which have deep ties to and leadership in The Gospel Coalition.
THIS lengthy article documents those origins and how the God’s Voice Conference founded to “refute and expose Revoice”. is now lost in the minutia of those trying to provide cover for it or who like AFA ,seem to fail miserably in understanding the complicit invasion and alliance and support from deep inside the SBC/ SBTS and PCA/ CTS which actually exist.
This is not an attack on anyone or organization but a SAD reminder that indeed a “little leaven ” does leaven the entire LUMP. And with God’s Voice partnering with and promoting AFAs film and work, something God’s Voice Steering Committee totally denied in June 2020, the leaven appears to be spreading throughout much of the “opposition” to Revoice. Meanwhile the movement continues to “Thrive ” and become more and more radical even as it has split the PCA once and will again and has gone into hiding under the cover of the Evangelical Deep State in the Southern Baptist. Sad realities. Just examine and take the documentation for itself.
The truth is worth providing for the multitudes of people who really want the truth though it has meant bearing the brunt of all kinds of slander, accusations and false deflection efforts that the previous exposure has brought and which will doubtless come in response to documenting these further developments. Still these documents prove the total contradiction of God’s Voice Steering Committee’s own statements and purpose for it’s founding which this writer and his family played a key role in the development and FUNDING of God’s Voice.
Also , late to the issue by several YEARS and confused by their own failure to research their speakers ties to Revoice and to The Gospel Coalition, Mark Yarhouse and the false Catholic LGBTQ inclusion narrative of “Imago Dei Movement in 2014 “- AFA representatives refused to reexamine ANY of their own documented infiltration of the leaven of Revoice. The TRUTH is still what matters and is always the most powerful thing in the room.)
IN 2018 THE GOPSEL COALITION’S LEADING ROLE IN REVOICE AND THE MLK/50 CONFERENCES EXPLODED THE “LGBTQ CHRISTIANITY” & SOCIAL JUSTICE DECEPTIONS AMONG EVANGELICAL DENOMINATIONS AND CHURCHES. CONSERVATIVE BELIEVERS BEGAN THE LONG ROAD OF DISCOVERY AND EXPOSURE OF MANY OF THEIR OWN TRUSTED LEADERS.
AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION WAS OFTEN M.I.A. BUT NOW SEEKS TO LEAD THE WAY WITH CONTINUED PROMOTION OF A FILM TAINTED WITH THE LEAVEN OF REVOICE AND MARK YARHOUSE SPEAKERS AND NOW SEEKS TO OWN THE “GOD’S VOICE CONFERENCE WHICH BEGAN AS A REFUTIATION OF REVOICE. HOW CAN ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE THE LEAVEN OF THE VERY ERROR THEY ARE SEEKING TO EXPOSE?
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AFA’S FILM “IN HIS IMAGE” AND THE MULTITUDE OF TGC/REVOICE/RETHINK AND MARK YARHOUSE SPEAKERS.
AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION AND GOD’S VOICE LEADER “REVOICED” ON LGBTQ?
EXCERPT FROM JUNE 7TH 2020 ARTICLE ON WERE AFA AND GOD’S VOICE BEING “REVOICED”?
(NOTE: This author helped inspire, found and fund, as well as served as a keynote speaker for the God’s Voice Conference in 2019 which was very helpful in fully exposing Revoice and its deeper roots inside two denominational seminaries – SBTS of the Southern Baptist and CTS of the Presbyterian Church in America. By 2020 God’s Voice Conference was all but abandoned and this authors efforts to expand its reach to other regions were met with a take over of the movement countering Revoice and the soon affiliation of Gods Voice leaders with the AFA film “In His Image “ which featured many TGC and Revoice/ Yarhouse allied representatives. This examination and the previous article of June 2020 quoted and linked in this article are to help confused believers observing these undeniable ties to Revoice and The Gospel Coalition and other Yarhouse affiliated efforts like Ryan T Anderson , Josh McDowell , Biola and Stand To Reason Apologetics Rethink (on LGBTQ ) . The one reality which this author agrees with AFA and it’s film Director MD Perkins is a that “ a little leaven leavens the entire lump”. Galatians 5:9 .So why are God’s Voice Conference and AFA/ AFA Studios film project allowing in the leaven of Revoice and Mark Yarhouse? Good question and one that deserves answering.)
AFA AND GODS VOICE ALLIANCE AND NEW YARHOUSE and GOSPEL COALITION (TGC) PARTNERS.
The sudden alliance of AFA and God’s Voice Conference (GVC) appeared in March 2020 as GVC promoted AFA new Film “In His Image ” and AFA began promoting GVC.
You certainly don’t! Details coming soon on our rescheduled conference dates. In the meantime, please continue to pray for God’s mercy on our nation during this coronavirus crisis!
American Family Studios
· Mar 19
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(NOTE : This writers work exposed Revoice in 2018 by breaking the story in early May. I worked with many groups and media outlets in helping make this important issue THE front line story and concern for 18 months. It was the suggestion of this writer to put together a conference to address the issues related to Revoice for the church. I believed an effort was needed to offer the true transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to hurting people wanting out of LGBTQ and their families and to bolster the church ability to discern and debunk the false gospel of Revoice and Yarhouse. As a result of these efforts GVC was supported by this writer who helped in the leadership team, organize, support, fund and spoke at it’s early 2019 event.
Yarhouse / TGC / CTS / Tim Keller/Albert Mohler/ SBTS ties to Revoice were exposed at GVC. Some wonderful testimonies were shared like the mother daughter team of Francine and Laura Perry . YET meanwhile a key member of the GVC Team QUIT immediately after GVC 2019 while Revoice 2019 came more out of the Yarhouse closet with Yarhouse speaking and openly becoming a leader in the Revoice organization for a time. But by that time media coverage of Revoice was being impacted by forces within TGC and beyond. As interest in opposition to Yarhouse and Revoice and God’s Voice Conference efforts continued, this author remained in leadership on the GVC Team. I reached out to remaining leaders including Stephen Black to answer that interest with a 2020 conference possibly to be held in the South. The ongoing efforts to bring about a follow up GVC went without response for many weeks until they were finally met with the sudden and “irreversible removal ” of this author from the GVC leadership Team and the planning of the 2020 event was then going forward. Months later AFA began promoting GVC new event focused on “LGBTQ Tyrany”. Long story- perhaps for another time . Suffice to say some things and powers were moving in the background and something had CHANGED.- DRASTICALLY CHANGED at GVC, Now perhaps we can see some of what caused this change in the wedding of Yarhouse and Revoice ideology in the AFA/ GVC efforts.
The Perry’s are part of this AFA film project but this writer believes that their involvement and others, like himself does not reflect an endorsement of the TGC/ Yarhouse of Revoice message. They and some others likely would not knowingly endorse a partnership attempting to combine both the denunciation of Revoice and the wedding of GVC or AFA or any other such efforts with TGC/ Yarhouse, Revoice, Rethink or any such compromised ideologies being promoted to the church. The mingling and mixture is deadly and robs people and their families in LGBTQ related bondage of the true and infinite hope of the Gospel. Whatever motivations AFA and GVC leaders have -to combine these movements is not known. What is known is that these two opposite approaches to LGBTQ concerns in the church cannot find common ground as Revoice and Yarhouse ideology is antithetical to the Gospel. Pray for these organizations and for people like this author and others who are caught in the middle of whatever forces are moving this compromise.)
NEW MARCH 2022 PROMOTION OF AFA / PERKINS THEOLOGY OF REVOICE “A LITTLE LEAVEN “PAPER
Why We Need God’s Voice
(FROM MARCH 4TH 2022 TX CONFERENCE PROMOTION OF “GODS VOICE CONFERENCE”
Understanding the REVOICE Movement – A Little Leaven
WHAT THIS NEW PARTNERSHIP NOW REVEALS
AFA WAS FIRST OBSERVED WORKING WITH TGC IN ANOTHER FILM PROJECT IN 2018
NOW THE SECOND AFA FILM PROJECT DETAILS EMERGE
Just recently the contributors to the AFA film project became available to the public. In addition to God’s Voice leader Stephen Black is the SHOCKING reality that the film contributors includes TGC and other spokespersons most closely associated with the promoting and mainstreaming of the Mark Yarhouse /Revoice ideology.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE ON TGC ENDORSEMENT OF REVOICE LEADERS AND IDEOLOGY:
TGC CO-FOUNDER D.A. CARSON IN 2017 PROMOTED THE BOOK “SINGLE GAY CHRISTIAN BY REVOICE “WORSHIP “LEADER AND SPEAKER GREGORY COLES.
THE BOOKS FORWARD IS BY REVOICE AND “SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP LEADER WESLEY HILL .
Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity Paperback – August 22, 2017
by Gregory Coles (Author), Wesley Hill (Foreword)
“To say this book is important is a painful understatement. It is the candid, moving, intensely personal story of a gay young man who wants to live his life under the authority of King Jesus and who refuses to accept the comforting answers proffered by different parts of the culture. Superbly written, this book stands athwart the shibboleths of our day and reminds us what submission to King Jesus looks like, what it feels like. This book needs to be thoughtfully read by straight people and by gay people, by unbelievers and by Christians. It is not to be read with a condescending smirk, but with humility.” (D. A. Carson, president, The Gospel Coalition, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)”
TGC HAS PUBLISHED AND CONTINUE TO PROMOTE REVOICE LEADERS ARTICLES AND TGC OTHER CO-FOUNDER TIM KELLER AND HIS WIFE ENDORSED THE RADICAL LIVING OUT LGBTQ CHURCH INCLUSION AUDIT AS LIVING OUT WAS ENDORSING REVOICE “FOR THEIR US AUDIENCE”.
DOCUMENTATION OF THE TGC ISSUES WILL BE PROVIDED MORE IN FULL BELOW BUT HERE IS A SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE CONFLICTED PARTNERS AND THE PRO REVOICE /PRO YARHOUSE HISTORIES.
Deyoung is a popular PCA and TGC leader. The PCA Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis MO is where much of the Revoice movement was incubated. Deyoung is part of the PCA Committee Report which only last week gave cover to the entire movement which has already split the PCA .More reaction is to follow to this PCA apostasy on LGBTQ. Deyoung is a close disciple of TGC founder Tim Keller and TGC fully signed on to promote Yarhouse SOGI ideology in 2010.
(NOTE Yarhouse long history with TGC recounted by Yarhouse bio here. http://sexualidentityinstitute.org/sample-page/dr-mark-yarhouse/
“Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections under the Department of Justice to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was recently invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”
Black is or has been one of the key defenders of “ex gay” counseling and his ministry First Stone defends these ministries while he has condemned the Revoice movement strongly. Black and his ministry help organize Gods Voice Conference in opposition to Revoice but is now working with AFA and a team of Yarhouse, Revoice, TGC ideology promoters.
Anderson is a Heritage Foundation leader but he worked DIRECTLY WITH Revoice leader Nate Collins in 2017 as Revoice was being planned and founded. Revoice founder Collins reviewed Ryan Anderson’s book for Christianity Today and other outlets in 2017. Anderson and Revoice leaders Nate Collins and Preston Sprinkle worked together in a panel in the “Q Ideas “forum led by Tim Keller disciple Gabe Lyons in 2017. Collins and Q Ideas history of this work with Ryan Anderson have been removed from Collins SBTS (TGCs Albert Mohler SBC seminary) academic resume’ where he studied and worked (for 14 1/2 years) teaching New Testament . Q Ideas no longer list the Anderson/ Collins/ Sprinkle panel event either.
McDowell is a leading Biola University Apologetics Department instructor. He works with Stand to Reason (STR) apologetics and several other organizations. Biola is FULLY SUBSCRIBED TO MARK YARHOUSE and McDowell promotes and interviews him. In 2016 Stand To Reason launched a version of Revoice CALLED Rethink in its LGBTQ conversations . On the topic of LGBTQ -“RETHINK APOLOGETICS is all based on Mark Yarhouse ideology.
AFA “ IN HIS IMAGE” FILM NARRATIVE LOOKS TO BE AN EXTENTION OF THE CATHOLIC LGBTQ INCLUSION MESSAGE OF THE IMAGO DEI CAMPAIGN OF 2014
“Gays are created in the image of God. So are liberals. The rich. The undocumented. Unbelievers. Everyone, even, and most importantly, the people with whom you do not agree.
“That’s the message of the Imago Dei Campaign, a new movement of prominent evangelical groups launched on Monday to erode the culture war battle lines that have helped define evangelical discourse for the better part of half a century. The Imago Dei, or Image of God, pledge is simple: “I recognize that every human being, in and out of the womb, carries the image of God; without exception. Therefore, I will treat everyone with love and respect.”
“The inclusion of the “straight and gay” clause is particularly bold given the heated political climate over gay marriage in the evangelical community, and that is precisely the point. Rodriguez, Daly and others hope that the Imago Dei message sets a new tone for evangelical conversations about controversial political topics. “We have broken this down into simply battle language, culture war, and I think it is frankly unhealthy,” Daly explains. “We need to express the Christian message in a different way.”
“The Imago Dei may not go far enough for activists who want evangelical groups like Focus on the Family to completely reverse their position on gay marriage. But it is a step reminiscent of Pope Francis’ now historic “Who am I to judge” tone-shift on the gay community. Rodriguez hopes the Imago Dei will take hold with similar weight. “Can we go beyond having a confrontation, can we have a conversation that is better than a debate?” he asks. “We are coming into the room as equals because we are both made in the image of God. It changes everything.”
GOD’S VOICE CONFERENCE SCRAMBLE TO DENY TIES TO AFA OR REVOICE COMPROMISE.
GODS VOICE “COMMITTEE” DENIED – DISAVOWED -AND DISOWNED THE LEAVEN OF REVOICE IN THE AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS FILM “IN HIS IMAGE” IN JUNE OF 2020.
A Message from The God’s Voice Conference Committee – June 12, 2020
“The members of the God’s Voice Conference steering committee would like to set the record straight concerning some false allegations that have been leveled against us”.
“First Stone Ministries executive director Stephen Black, who also serves on the God’s Voice Conference steering committee, was asked to appear in American Family Studios‘ upcoming film, “In His Image,” to share his testimony on camera. God’s Voice Conference had no involvement in the film and has no formal relationship with American Family Studios or the American Family Association.
As the choice of participants in the film was solely that of American Family Studios, Stephen Black had no knowledge about, say over or contact with anyone else interviewed for the film except for Laura and Francine Perry. Subsequently, Stephen Black’s participation in the film in no way implies any endorsement of any other participants, their ministries or any entity connected to or endorsed by any other participant.”
“God’s Voice Conference and all its steering committee members — Stephen Black, Peter LaBarbera and Janet Mefferd — continue to strongly and categorically reject the deadly errors and heresies of both Revoice and Mark Yarhouse. In addition, they continue to repudiate every error of The Gospel Coalition related to the sins of both homosexual lusts and homosexual behavior and any unbiblical position of any of its members or writers who undermine, in any way, the hope of redemption and Christ-centered transformation for every repentant sexual sinner.”
“God’s Voice Conference and its steering committee members remain firmly and faithfully committed to the Word of God and the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to save and transform anyone wrestling with homosexuality or any other form of sexual sin. Our biblical position against all forms of alleged “LGBTQ+ Christianity” is the entire reason we created and conducted the God’s Voice Conference. If we did not strongly believe that this dangerous heresy needed to be refuted from the Word of God, the conference would not exist.
Anyone who has communicated or implied in any way that the God’s Voice Conference has, in any way, shape or form, compromised its biblical position on homosexuality, or that anyone on the God’s Voice Conference steering committee has either directly or implicitly endorsed or supported any person or entity that rejects or undermines the biblical hope offered by the God’s Voice Conference last year, is smearing the conference with known falsehoods and baseless conspiracy theories.
We look forward to the upcoming God’s Voice Conference in 2021, with details about a new date coming soon. Now, as ever, we are profoundly grateful to the Lord for His boundless love, infinite mercy and abiding truth.”
GODS’ VOICE CONFERENCE 2022 IS FEATURING AFA STUDIOS DIRECTOR OF THE REVOICE LEAVENED FILM AS SPEAKER .
M.D. Perkins is Research Fellow of Church and Culture for the American Family Association. Since joining AFA in 2014, M.D.’s primary role has been with American Family Studios where he has produced a number of documentaries including The God Who Speaks (2018) and In His Image: Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality (2020). His research for the documentaries led him to extensively research the “gay Christian” movement and write A Little Leaven: Confronting the Ideology of the Revoice Movement (2021) and Dangerous Affirmation: The Threat of “Gay Christianity” (2022). He is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. M.D. is an elder at Lawndale Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Tupelo, MS. He is married and has three children.
GOD’’S VOICE CONFERENCE ALSO LINKS THE AFA FILM AND THE “THEOLOGY OF REVOICE “ PAPER “ ALITTLE LEAVEN “ BY THE AFA DIERCTOR PERKINS WHICH IS NOW BEIGN CICULATED IN THE PCA DENOMINATION -ONE OF TWO MOST NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY REVOICE
M.D. Perkins Hyperlinks:
American Family Association: https://www.afa.net/
American Family Studios: https://americanfamilystudios.net/
The God Who Speaks: https://thegodwhospeaks.org/
In His Image: https://inhisimage.movie/
A Little Leaven: https://www.afa.net/alittleleaven
AFA’S PERKINS TITLED HIS THEOLOGICAL PAPER “A LITTLE LEAVEN “ EVEN THOUGH THE AFA FILM HE DIRECTED HAS MULTIPLE REVOICE AND YARHOUSE AFFILIATES AND SUBSCRIBERS TO THE “SOGI” /AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FALSE IDEOLOGIES ON HUMAN SEXUALITY AND GENDER.
‘A LITTLE LEAVEN
“ Confronting the Ideology of the Revoice Movement.”
American Family Association
Tupelo, Mississippi 2021
SIDE A VS SIDE B
The most useful tactic by Revoice activist to divert criticism is the promote the discussion of the “Side A ( fully LGBTQ Affirming ) and Side B ( embracing LGBTQ Christian identities but stopping short of affirming LGBTQ sexual activity or marriage.
At the Presbyterian Church in America /P
SAMPLE of AFA/Perkins Side a vs Side B narrative
“This thinking has been variously labelled: Side B thinking, the Spiritual Friendship movement, gay celibate theology, or the Revoice movement. Each term is basically synonymous, yet each also imperfectly captures a different emphasis or historic moment of the stream of thinking. They each require a little context in order to appreciate why they have been variously used by people trying to understand or define the ideology. The term Side B began as a label adopted by some “gay Christians” on the Gay Christian Network website in the early 2000s in conversations between Justin Lee (gay affirming author) and Ron Belgau (gay celibate Catholic). Side B Christians believe homosexual behavior to be sinful and that “gay Christians” should remain celibate because of the Bible’s teaching. Nevertheless, Side B Christians found abiding comradery with affirming “gay Christians” (or Side A) because of their shared experience as homosexuals, frequently recounting stories about being mistreated or misunderstood in conservative churches. Both Side A and Side B shared a resistance to “ex-gay” ministry (such as Exodus International) and trauma counseling. They both tended to de-emphasize the potential causes of homosexuality, implicitly assuming some inherent cause, and quickly moving on to focus on how someone should live in light of the experience of same-sex attraction. They both emphasized that homosexual orientation could not change and that Christians needed to alter their culture war response to LGBT issues in society.”
MUCH OF THE AFA /PERKINS DISCUSSION IN THE 73 PAGE DOCUMENT ON REVOICE THEOLOGY “A LITTLE LEAVEN” IS MIRED IN THE SIDE A VS SIDE B TALKING POINTS USED BY REVOICE ACTIVIST TO COVER THEIR LGBTQ CHRISTIAN ADVOCACY IN THE NARRATIVES OF “CELIBACY OR MIXED ORIENTATION MARRIAGE” WHILE OPENLY ADVOCATING FOR LGBTQ AND “QUEER CHRISTIANITY”.
Why does AFA and Perkins use the activist word salad of deflection? Why did the PCA leaders allow their General Assembly efforts to refute Revoice inside their own denomination to be lost in 3-4 hours of the same discussion?
In the case of the PCA the effort is allowed to flourish alongside Revoice “flourishing” inside the conservative PCA -while it remain deeply embedded and unchallenged in its own Flagship Seminary CTS in St Louis where Revoice is headquartered. CTS nor the PCA have made ANY EFFORT to rid the flagship seminary of Revoice where it was incubated in the PCA and continues to have MANY ALLIES and complicit organizations.
AFA’s MF Perkins is a PCA church elder in Mississippi and has now joined his input into the problems the PCA is having in dealing with the real issue and extent of infiltration.
NOTE- Revoice has already SPLIT THE PCA ONCE and many individual members have left due to it and TGC unchecked influences. The STRUGGLE for a few conservative biblically committed PCA leaders is ongoing but has all but failed in the PCA and another EVEN LARGER SPLIT IS EXPECTED soon. The PCA was born a generation ago out of the similar battles which failed to prevent the PCUSA from becoming “Gay affirming” including in ordination of practicing /self-identified LGBTQ as it is today. The current Side B /Celibate but “adhering to orthodox Christian Ethic” is nothing more than the old language of “non practicing homosexuals” of 4 decades ago. The mushy middle -like the Side B position always slides into the far left of total affirmation, membership, and ordination of practicing , active and now more broadly identified as “LGBTQ Christians”.
PERKINS PCA ARTICLE PUBLISHED RECENTLY
In this article AFA’s Perkins goes into great detail about pastor Greg Johnson who is a Revoice leader and hosted the 2018 event at his PCA Church Memorial Presbyterian. Perkins repeatedly names the PCUSA influences on Johnson but fails to go anywhere near his own PCA’s Covenant Theological Seminary DEEP ties to Revoice OR those of Founder Nate Collins whose almost 15 years being educated , employed and teaching New Testament while funding Revoice at Albert Mohler’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary SBTS – the flagship Southern Baptist Seminary. Why do Perkins and AFA ignore these realities and instead deflect on Side A vs Side B, Johnsons flimsy narratives and extended discussion on the PCUSA influences on him rather than his own compromised denominational seminary?
WHY did AFA and Perkins wait YEARS into the destructive movement of Revoice to begin in 2021 to refute it? Why are they deflecting attention off the much deeper connections of Nate Collins who founder Revoice to Albert Mohler and SBTS?
Why did Parkins in the AFA paper on the Theology of Revoice discuss at length about Alan Chambers and the 2013 collapse of Exodus International (page 17)while leaving out the now well documented fact that Nate Collins and his father Chip ,both already Albert Mohler underlings at the time, were working directly with Alan Chambers in Exodus International as it was collapsed in 2013?
|In 1991, Alan Chambers abandoned an identity based on his sexual attractions and embraced an identity rooted in Christ. For the past 10 years he has been the President of Exodus International. An accomplished speaker and writer, Alan has been interviewed by many national and international media outlets. He is also the primary author of God’s Grace and the Homosexual Next Door and Leaving Homosexuality. In 2011, he was named World Magazine’s Daniel of the Year – a designation given to individuals who exhibit great faith and strength in standing against ungodly trends. He and his wife live in Orlando, with their son and daughter.|
|Chip & Nate Collins|
|Nate and his father, Chip, are the Directors of Aligned Grace Resources, an organization that equips churches to minister the grace and truth of the gospel to people affected by same-sex attraction. For 30 years, Chip has ministered in churches and college campuses in the US, and in the mission fields of South America and the Caribbean. Married for 35 years to his wife, Suzie, they have three grown sons.|
Nate is passionate about helping pastors and church leaders to be more informed and effective ministers of the gospel as they reach out to individuals and families affected by same-sex attraction. He is currently pursuing a PhD in New Testament Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Nate and his wife, Sara, have been married for nine years and they have two sons.
PERKINS AFA AND MARK YARHOUSE -THE SHUFFLE TO HIDE THE GOPSLE COALITION ?
On page of the AFA /Perkins Revoice paper Perkins mentions a whitepaper written by Mark Yarhouse in 2010 but fails to expose that this infamous Whitepaper is the basis od TGC subscribing to Revoice ideology via Yarhouse in 2010 when D A Carson commissioned and adapted it for use in the Christ on Campus work from TEDS/ TGC.
“In a 2010 paper intended to help guide Christian colleges to reconsider the validity of sexual identity, Yarhouse says Side B Christians are not creating “a sense of identity around the common meanings or connotations associated with ‘gay’ as an identity label.” He continues: To some, this might mean that these gay Christians are changing the common meaning of the word “gay” in that they reject behavioral expression of their attraction for religious reasons. But to these Christian sexual minorities, they share a common sense of experience with members of the gay community, and the use of the word “gay” (as a self-defining attribution) is an honest account of their sexual attractions and reflects the resonance they feel with the gay community at that level. 129 As evidenced by his own terminology, Yarhouse has already decided the point. He freely admits that there is potential for identity to be shaped by language when he says, “I encourage people to carefully examine the language that they use to describe themselves and their experiences since I believe language can shape a person’s sense of identity.”130 It is not clear what should motivate a person to exercise carefulness over their language choice besides a personal sense of authenticity. That is because Yarhouse sees identity labels as a purely personal choice and not something that the Bible should guide. Essentially, he lands exactly where Revoice does in their Statement: it is “a matter of wisdom and liberty.”
YET YARHOUSE OWN BIO CONFIRMS THIS WHITEPAPER TO HAVE ACTUALLY BECOME THE BASIS OF HIS / TGC CHRIST ON CAMPUS FOCUS.
So Perkins proves the error of Yarhouse thinking, mentions the Whitepaper and links it and fails to mention it is the TGC gold standard commissioned by D A Carson cofounder of TGC with LGBTQ/ Living Out Revoice compromised Tim Keller. Perkins even goes on to quote from TGC compromised leader and AFA film “In His Image” presenter Kevin De Young. How is this oversight possible?
(NOTE this link is from Biola where Yarhouse was speaking and where another AFA/ Perkins film presenter who subscribes to Mark Yarhouse flawed ideology -the basis of Revoice – works in the Biola/Stand to Reason Apologetics. That being Sean McDowell Revoice and Yarhouse influences are all over the place in the AFA film but never noticed by AFA or Perkins? )
Excerpt from Yarhouse bio in Biola event 2018
“He was also invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”
Contemporary Issues Series “Navigating Sexual Identity & Faith: Listening to Sexual Minorities on Christian College Campuses”
- Monday, January 22, 2018
- Mark Yarhouse
- “Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D., is the Rosemarie S. Hughes Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Yarhouse has spent several years promoting dialogue between people who view the topic of sexual identity differently. In 2000, he chaired a groundbreaking symposium at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention that brought together gay psychologists and Christian psychologists to discuss common ground in treatment options for those who experience sexual and religious identity conflicts.”
- “Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was also invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”
ON PAGE 46 NOTE PERKINS QUOTES AND FOOTNOTES OF TAINTED TGC ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS BY TGC’S KEVIN DEYOUNG AND BAPTIST ERLC ANDREW WALKER WHO WORKED UNDER RUSSELL MOORE WHOSE OWN ERLC FELLOW PROMTED REVOICE AND WHOSE CRT /INTERSECTONALITY ACTIVIST CONTRACTOR IS A SPEAKER AND BOARD MEMBER.
DeYoung nor Walker can expose Revoice or Yarhouse while being deeply entrenched in movements promoting both Revoice and Yarhouse.
“Christian identity is something that encompasses position, identification, and experience—and, in the common understanding, gay identity is something that does the same thing. As pastor Kevin DeYoung highlights in his critique of the Revoice 18 conference: I agree with Rosaria Butterfield (among others) who find the term [“gay Christian”] deeply problematic in that (1) it makes sexual orientation an accurate and essential category of personhood, and (2) it undermines the biblical notion that a desire for something illegitimate is in itself an illegitimate desire in need of repentance and grace.131 Andrew T. Walker notes a similar issue in a critique of Side B author David Bennett’s book A War of Loves: We don’t attach other modifiers to our Christian faith when the modifier in question originates with sin or natures that are the product of the fall. We should no more endorse ‘gay Christianity’ or ‘gay identity’ than we should alcoholic Christianity, racist Christianity, or slanderous Christianity. We ought not modify our Christian walk with attributes born of fallen desires.132 Walker is right. No other sinful proclivity is partitioned off in quite the same way as homosexuality. Interestingly, in contrast to homosexuality, scientists do have some evidence that alcoholism could be considered a “complex genetic disease.”
130 Ibid., p. 24. 131 DeYoung, Kevin. “Words, Labels, and ‘Sexual Minorities.’” The Gospel Coalition, June 1, 2018. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevin-deyoung/words-labels-sexual-minorities/ 132 Walker, Andrew T. “When a Gay Activist Comes to Jesus.” The Gospel Coalition. TGC.org, November 16, 2018. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/war-loves/
IN SECTION 3 PERKINS QUOTES REVOICE FOUNDER NATE COLLINS OFTEN BUT FAILS TO EXPOSE HIS AFFILATIONS
Revoice Founder Collins is mentioned often and quoted repeatedly especially in the part 3 of Perkins AFA paper. Sam Allberry is also mentioned in a somewhat critical light for his SSA Christian identity.
Perkins FAILS to that Allberry is a TGC editor on all things LGBTQ.
Allberry’s Ministry Living Out hosted TGC cofounder Tim Keller and his wife in their London conference just one month prior to Revoice 2018 launch in July while Living Out and Allberry promoted Revoice on social media “for our US audience”.
Perks AFA document does not point out that it was Nate Collins in 2013 who wrote the TGC critique of Sam Allberrys new book at the time “Is God anti Gay?”
Is God Anti-Gay?
JULY 15, 2013 | NATE COLLINS
“In this brief but important book, Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible, and Same-Sex Attraction, Sam Allberry combines pastoral wisdom, authentic autobiography, and sound exegesis to provide Christians with a helpful introduction to the topic of homosexuality.”
Nate Collins is the executive director of Aligned Grace Resources, a ministry he founded with his father to equip churches to minister the grace and truth of the gospel to people affected by same-sex attraction. Nate and his wife, Sara, live with their two sons in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is pursuing a PhD in New Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter.”
The deception and collaboration with Revoice and TGC is deep and wide and long standing. It should be noted that AFA was launching it’s own project in 2018 filled with leaders from TGC.
Both Collins and Allberry claim influence of Mark Yarhouse and both have long term TGC ties where Yarhouse 2010 Whitepaper AFA’s Perkins says was “written to help”… became the gold standard on SOGI Sexual Orientation Gender Identity for TGC affiliates.
December 2017 TGC was promoting Nate Collins book “All But Invisible “ written and published while Collins was teaching New Testament at Al Mohler’s SBTS and planning Revoice inaugural event. Collins dissertation and book are the basis of Revoice development . His SBTS dissertation asserts that the use of Virgin in the NT is “proof of a third gender option “ in NT times.
Nate Collins and AFA /Perkins Film presenter Ryan T Anderson were also working together in 2017 though Collins CV Resume at SBTS was later altered and shortened to hide the connections to Anderson and Collins.
PAGE 25 OF PERKINS AFA “A LITTLE LEAVEN” AN ODD BIT OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY -THIS AUTHOR IS SITED IN THE FOOTNOTES BUT NOT IN THE ACTUAL TEXT. SOME AFA AFFILIATES HAVE A HISTORY OF ATTEMPTING TO SILENCE THE DEEPER DIGGING REVOICE EXPOSURE DONE BY THIS AUTHOR.
“By embracing the language of sexual orientation, are we not doing spiritual damage to sexual sinners by saying they have a unique sexual condition that they must “steward” rather than a temptation they must flee? Are we not emphasizing the failure of the flesh rather than the overcoming we expect in the Holy Spirit? These kinds of warnings are absent in the works of Revoice teachers and other Side B proponents. This is exactly why conservative commentators, such as Janet Mefferd, referred to the Revoice conference as a “Trojan horse,” 69 because destructive, worldly ideologies were being imported under the guise of being loving and “missionally sensitive.”
FOOTNOTE OF THE QUOTE ALSO FROM PAGE 25 OF PERKINS PAPER
68 Blocki, Martin B. “Sanctification: Besetting Sins.” Reformation21.org, October 4, 2019. https://www.reformation21.org/blog/sanctification-besetting-sins 69 Littleton, Thomas. “Upcoming ‘Revoice’ Conference Exposes LGBT Compromise Among ‘Conservative’ Evangelical Leadership.” Christian New Wire, July 17, 2018. http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/3662581387.html
CHRONICLED EVENTS OF PCA , SBC AND OTHER ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO STOP THE TRUE EXPOSURE OF REVOICE ORIGINS DEEP INSIDE THE PCA AND SBC CAN BE FOUND AT THIS AUTHORS WEBSITE. THE FULL STORY OF TWIST AND TURNS AND SUBVERSION BY MULTIPLE PLAYERS TO HIDE THE FULL PCA AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEMINARIES AND LEADERS INVOLVEMENT IN REVOICE IS A LONG ONE IDDED. TOO LONG FOR THESE PAGES.
AFA and Michael Perkins work “exposing Revoice “ its origins, the behind the scenes development of it and it’s actual heretical realities are lost in a film which is deeply leavened with TGC Revoice and Yarhouse devotees , a Catholic who worked directly with Nate Collins the Revoice founder and is produced by a fringe and slippery character from the New Apostolic Reformation with a history of dividing movements. AFA and Perkins theological treatment of Revoice and its devotion to issues outside its real origins inside the flagship seminaries of the PCA and SBC conservative denominations serves little purpose except to prevent viewers and readers from understanding the depths of Revoice utter infiltration of the church and the looming reality that this deep infiltration of not only the false “LGBTQ Christianity” but social, racial, refugee, economic and socialist “justice”. Are robbing the church of its vision, the Great Commission and the heart and soul of PROCLAIMING the powerful Gospel of Jesus life death and resurrection.
Only One Gospel
6 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert[a] the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be [b]accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”