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9MARKS DEVER AND FABIAN SOCIALIST TRAINED EDITOR :HOW TO DITCH YOUR PRO-LIFE VOTING HABIT .

MARK DEVER AND 9MARKS JONATHAN LEEMAN DISCUSS POLITICS & LEEMAN’S FABIAN SOCIALIST EDUCATION AT LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

By Thomas Littleton                                                                                                               11/15/18

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In an event at the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention, Mark Dever, the founder of 9MARKS and pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, took on the topic of politics with pastors. The subject was addressed by featuring a book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics for a Divided Age; and the event itself was titled “Nations Raging Church Unchanging.”

https://www.9marks.org/message/nations-raging-church-unchanging-9marks-at-9-event-sbc-2018/

The guest on the two-man panel was 9MARKS editor, Jonathan Leeman. Free copies of the book were provided for all who attended. Leeman’s bio at The Gospel Coalition reads:

Jonathan Leeman is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in suburban Washington, DC, editorial director for 9Marks, and the author of How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics for a Divided Age (Thomas Nelson). You can follow him on Twitter at @JonathanLeeman.”

“RETHINKING” – THE LANGUAGE OF CHANGE AGENTS

(Biblical warning against philosophical arguments :Colossians 2:6-10

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding [d]in it with thanksgiving.

Beware lest anyone [e]cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [f]bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all [g]principality and power.)

Dever began the discussion by asking the pastors a question: “If you have found the last two years more challenging in ministry because of politics then please stand. I would be standing with you.” Ironically, only one person of those in view of the camera stood up. The event appeared to be addressing a problem that does not exist among those in the audience.  Undeterred by the weak response, the event moved forward. Dever and Leeman appear to have planned the event as their contribution to the rhetorical chorus of Russell Moore and his underlings at the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, who have been exhorting Southern Baptists to unhinge themselves from the Republican Party and allow themselves to think outside the conservative political box. The menacing word “Rethink” was employed to persuade the attendees that it’s time to reconsider their politics “for the sake of the Gospel.”  The stage for further discussion was set by a nasty inhouse tweet from 9MARKS leadership concerning the appearance of Vice President Mike Pence at the Convention. Overlapping his editorial work for The Gospel Coalition, Leeman tweeted:

The Gospel Coalition

June 13 ·

“I’m sitting here at the Southern Baptist Convention. Earlier today Vice President Mike Pence addressed the convention. We were told he initiated the offer to speak. I wish we had not accepted.”

 

In a follow-up article, perhaps to explain away his rude tweet, Leeman presented four points for publication by the Gospel Coalition titled “Truth, Power and Pence at The SBC.”  Though he asserts he remains neutral about Pence, it is hard to imagine Leeman’s tone would have been the same were he not breathing the air of the “Never Trump” culture of progressives in the SBC leadership. Leeman’s article suggests that politicians should not be in the pulpit but in the pew. The presence of Pence on the platform at the SBC “undermines the evangelistic and prophetic witness, tempts us to misconstrue our mission, subverts the gospel purposes to the purpose of that political party, and hurts the unity of Christ body.”  Leeman does not, however, have a problem with a political science major and economics editor, like himself, expressing his political views to SBC ministers on the 9MARKS stage.

Another 9MARKS affiliated pastor, Dever disciple and ERLC Council member, Garrett Kell, had proposed an amendment to one of the resolutions coming to a vote on the floor—an amendment to have the Vice President disinvited the day before he was to speak.  The coordinated anti-Trump, anti-GOP tone revealed a desire to influence SBC messengers and pastors on the subject of politics and a brazen intent to alter political sentiments away from their standard conservative social and moral moorings toward Social Justice progressivism.  More on that in a moment.

Little information about Leeman was published in his official 9MARKS bio, only that prior to coming to 9MARKS he worked as editor for an unnamed economic magazine in Washington D.C.  However, 11 minutes into the video Mark Dever made a startling revelation: “Jonathan has a Masters in Political Philosophy from the London School of Economics. It’s very dangerous for him to answer a question (from the audience). You’re going to get bored really fast.…”  As Dever tried to laugh off and preempt the likelihood of a lengthy answer he, in fact, made a startling revelation. The 9MARKS editor’s book is not simply a gospel look at politics and voting patterns in the SBC. Indeed, Devers friend and editor is a skilled marksman in political philosophy. There is more behind the talking points than 9MARKS’ Reformed Theology.

ROOTS OF LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND GOALS OF ITS POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Leeman does have theological degrees but his Masters level degree and education at the London School of Economics calls for a closer look into the shaping and source of his politics and political rhetoric. The famed London School of Economics is a Fabian Socialist institution, according to the Fabian Society archives held at the LSE which was founded by the radical Fabian Socialists in 1895.

The London School of Economics & the New Statesman

 

“Two other abiding contributions of the Sydney Webbs that persist until the present day are the New Statesman magazine and the London School of Economics.

 

“Today, the society and the LSE continue to work closely together. The London School of Economics holds the Fabian Society archives including extensive correspondence and early photographs of Fabian Society events. It is also home to the Fabian window, a stained-glass image of early Fabians, designed by George Bernard Shaw.”

The Fabian Society coat of arms in the window of the LSE is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  Its stated mission: “The Fabian Society is a British socialist organisation whose purpose is to advance the principles of democratic socialism via gradualist and reformist effort in democracies, rather than by revolutionary overthrow.

According to its website, “The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence”

More information on LSE / Fabian Society is available in these sources:

https://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/george-bernard-shaw-1856-1950-and-the-fabian-society ß Libertarian org co-sponsored by Acton Institute

See: https://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/co-sponsored-program

https://www.amazon.com/Third-Way-Politics-Century-Pamphlets/dp/0716305887   author is Tony Blair

 

WORKING THE CROWD

Leeman’s response to Dever and a question about the Augustinian two parallel Kingdoms was to assert that he sees all things in black and white terms – those who love and serve God and those who love and serve themselves.  Somehow, Leeman intended to blend the Third Way Rhetoric of his Fabian Socialist education into this SBC discussion of politics without anyone noticing.  For the remainder of the meeting, Dever and Leeman took questions from the audience of Pastors and ping ponged the discussion between themselves, covering topics like “how to pray for the government,” “Voter guides,”  “community service,” “racism,”— all pointing the pastors to a Social Justice position as a sort of Third Way middle ground that is “biblical.” Leeman then brought up the issues that “polarize Right and Left Christians.”

“SINGLE ISSUE VOTING/VOTERS” REFERS TO THOSE POOR BELIEVERS THAT CLING TO FIGHTING ABORTION

At minute 48, Dever asked the Golden Ticket question into progressive voting patterns for their followers in the SBC: “What about single issues voting.” By this Dever was echoing his fellow change agents in the ERLC and TGC.  Among evangelicals, Pro- Life Voters are their single biggest obstacle to social change in the Church. Dever therefore asserted that one issue voting is the root of the racial divide he proports to exist among white and black Christians.

“African American Christian voters realized a long time ago that there are going to be a bunch of different issues affecting us.  So I can support a candidate I don’t agree with on some issues, which nothing may get done about anyway, because I do agree on other issues where they can help do something.  Can we, even if we don’t accept the position ourselves, can we make room for that in our church as a morally legitimate argument and option?”

Dever added, “Many white Christians act like that [single issue voting] is the only morally legitimate way of voting … I would certainly like to question that.”

Of course, if you have not figured out that the one issue Dever is talking around is the fight to end Abortion, the puzzlement is about to end.

HOW A THIRD WAY SOCIALIST SOUNDS TRYING TO TALK CHRISTIANS OUT OF VOTING PRO-LIFE

Leeman made his pitch by asserting that “one of Satan’s greatest successes is dividing majority /minority Christians politically through that particular issue.” He finally named – or nearly named “that issue” as being the pro-life problem. The dance around the issue was exhausting as Leeman made his case for a Third Way compromise:

“Satan is psyched over the issue [having achieved the divide]. He sees division in the church and that we don’t trust each other. You’re voting for them? [pro-choice] You must not care about justice. I don’t even know if you love Jesus, right? I question your Christianity, and just rank division in the church. [Leeman indicated the conflict is like fist to fist combat. Again, Leeman asserted,] “This is where we have to allow for Christian freedom. Remember Romans 14 and differently calibrated consciences and that we are united around the gospel and not around how I make my decision on who or who not to vote for.

”So I can understand how a person might, and I might not agree with it, but I can understand how a person might decide, ‘Well, look I’m not pro-life but there have been Republican pro-life quote/unquote candidates in the White House for the last number of decades and the laws haven’t been overturned and, meanwhile, I think that, let’s just say, hypothetically, that the welfare policies of these candidates actually decreased the number of abortions in such an such a state and actually brought the number of abortions down and so, although they are pro-choice, I think they have actually helped the abortion issues as apposed to your Republican candidates. I might not personally agree with that argument. I might say that is wrong for reasons x, y and z. Nonetheless, I can understand how a Christian can in good conscience make that argument. Therefore, I am going to leave space for that particular option for Christians.  Unlike, and now it’s possible we get to an issue of ‘I’m going to vote for a pro -Nazi or a pro Klu Klux Klan candidate, a Communist Party candidate in China, well I’m going to restrict a bit more. There are parties, there are candidates that I think are beyond the pale… but we are still in a place in America where we are in a two-party system where Christians in good conscience can make two different kinds of arguments and we need to leave space for that. …If we don’t, we risk subverting Christianity and the Gospel to Party identity—and how’s that going for us? Not very good I don’t think.”

Dever closes with his opinion that one of the “glorious opportunities” the pastors in the audience have is to follow Jonathan Leeman’s Third Way compromise on abortion for the sake of church unity. “…you can build the kind of love and unity that the unbelieving world around you does not understand. And I think that in an increasingly fractured society, and I think there are economic motives behind that, and that they learn how to sell the base either direction, and they milk it, and they get money, they sell data.  I think there are a lot of powerful forces pulling us apart.  And I think the local church is on the very front lines of displaying a unity in Christ that transcends those decisions. So, brother pastor, of all people, you must learn how to communicate with people who disagree with you on secondary and tertiary matters and part of that is deciding what those issues are you have to agree on and what you disagree about and THAT is where having a plurality of elders will help your local church. Have a plurality of elders in that single site, single service church that meets on the Lord’s day… do that and that plurality of elders will help you be discerning about what issues you should or should not allow liberty in.”

POLITICS IN 9MARKS SWEET SPOT

Dever and Leeman have just taken an hour with several hundred pastors at the SBC Dallas conference and moved them away from conservative Christian values – accused them of racism for voting conservatively, increased their suspicion of conservative candidates and warped the narrative of moral issues to the point of embracing the genocide perpetrated by the pro-abortion lobby that the last pro-choice president funded with half a billion dollars, a full year of taxpayer $$$.  Clever Dever and his London School of Economics Fabian Socialist-trained editor have just nuanced these pastors (perhaps your pastor was among them) toward the Third Way Sweet Spot of false social justice progressivism.

Putting this in to non-nuanced terms, Leeman and Dever are saying that to be a staunch pro-life supporter / voter means we are playing into Satan’s hands to bring about racial division. You are causing the racial divide and enabling the cause of Satan in the church. Being pro-life means you are a divider. Dever then wraps up the squeeze play by asserting that it is the calling of pastors to decide these issues for their flocks and with the help of a “plurality of elders” they can decide what to allow, and not to allow, their congregations to carry convictional stands on.  Clearly, in the Dever-Leeman world, pro-life is not allowed to be such a conviction for Christian Voters.  Welfare, Healthcare, Racial Reconciliation – these are the real issues for believers or the ones they will allow you to have.

WHO GOT PLAYED?

In the close of Leeman’s anti-Pence article for TGC he asked the question, “To my Southern Baptist brothers and sisters, whom I love: how would you say we’ve been doing lately at speaking up against the powers that be? Or here’s another question: is it possible we just got played?”

Given what happened in SBC Dallas 2018 Convention on the 9MARKS stage with a leading SBC pastor and his Fabian Socialist-trained political philosopher, it is far more likely the SBC itself was being played, and whose pastors are being led like sheep to the recruiting offices of the agents of social change.

The Fabian Society was founded by members of the British Eugenics Society whose socialist agenda involved population control for “race betterment.”  A co-founder of the Fabian Society, Havelock Ellis, was also president of the Eugenics Education Society and the mentor of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Recommended sources on the collaboration of the Fabian Society, LSE, Eugenics Society and Planned Parenthood:

“The Socialist-Capitalist Alliance: the Fabian Society, the Frankfurt School, and Big Business,” Part I, by Clare Ellis

“Part of the strategy of the Fabian Society for gaining power gradually was infiltration and replacement. It sought allies in the universities, Churches, and newspapers, trained speakers, writers, and politicians, and indoctrinated young scholars who would eventually infiltrate educational institutions, government agencies, and political parties to promote Fabian socialism. For example, Henry Hutchinson, a Derby Fabian, left a generous sum of money (£20,000) to the Society for ‘propaganda and other purposes,’ which was ‘used by the Webbs, Graham Wallas and [George Bernard] Shaw to found a research institute to provide proof positive of the collectivist ideal.’

“In 1895 the Webbs, Shaw, and Wallas set up this institute as a branch of the University of London, called the ‘London School of Economics and Political Science’ (LSE). According to Kerry Bolton it ‘provides an influential means by which Big Business can foster its [Fabian Society] aims’ … According to the UK Fabian Society’s own website, ‘[t]oday, the Fabian Society and the LSE continue to work closely together.’…

“According to Bolton, a friend of Ernest Cassel (1852-1921), Lord Haldane, said: ‘Our object is to make this institution a place to raise and train the bureaucracy of the future Socialist state’ (Bolton, p. 102)”

Havelock Ellis, Little Essays on Love and Virtue (1922)

“Socialism also brings us up against a hard rock of eugenic fact which, if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful construction to fragments.” (p. 150)

“Still, whether we like it or not, the task of speeding up the decrease of the human population becomes increasingly urgent.” (p. 176)

Havelock Ellis (Wikipedia)

“Havelock Ellis (1859- 1939), was an English physician, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, as well as transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. Like many intellectuals of his era, he supported eugenics and he served as president of the Eugenics Society…

“He joined The Fellowship of the New Life in 1883, meeting other social reformers Eleanor Marx, Edward Carpenter and George Bernard Shaw…

“Ellis was a supporter of eugenics, in line with many others of that era. He served as vice-president to the Eugenics Education Society and wrote on the subject, among others, in The Task of Social Hygiene:

“Eventually, it seems evident, a general system, whether private or public, whereby all personal facts, biological and mental, normal and morbid, are duly and systematically registered, must become inevitable if we are to have a real guide as to those persons who are most fit, or most unfit to carry on the race.

“The superficially sympathetic man flings a coin to the beggar; the more deeply sympathetic man builds an almshouse for him so he need no longer beg; but perhaps the most radically sympathetic of all is the man who arranges that the beggar shall not be born.”

The British Eugenics Society Tree: The American Eugenics Society

“The American Eugenics Society (AES) was established in 1922, as a result of the Second International Conference on Eugenics that took place in New York in 1921. … Prominent members and sponsors include J.P. Morgan, Jr., Mrs. Mary Duke Biddle, Margaret Sanger, and John H. Kellogg… After Roe v. Wade in 1972, the society was reformatted as ‘The Society for the Study of Social Biology’…”

Margaret_Sanger  (Wikipedia)

“While researching information on contraception, Sanger read treatises on sexuality including The Psychology of Sex by the English psychologist Havelock Ellis and was heavily influenced by it. While traveling in Europe in 1914, Sanger met Ellis. Influenced by Ellis, Sanger adopted his view of sexuality as a powerful, liberating force. This view provided another argument in favor of birth control, as it would enable women to fully enjoy sexual relations without fear of unwanted pregnancy. Sanger also believed that sexuality, along with birth control, should be discussed with more candor, and praised Ellis for his efforts in this direction. She also blamed Christianity for the suppression of such discussion.”

“In 1929, Sanger formed the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control… In 1937, Sanger became chairman of the newly formed Birth Control Council of America… In 1948, Sanger helped found the International Committee on Planned Parenthood, which evolved into the International Planned Parenthood Federation in 1952, and soon became the world’s largest non-governmental international women’s health, family planning and birth control organization. Sanger was the organization’s first president and served in that role until she was 80 years old.”

1 Kings 22 : 16-23

16 So the king said to him, “How many times shall I make you swear that you tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?”

17 Then he said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the Lord said, ‘These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.’ ”

18 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”

19 Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left. 20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner. 21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ 22 The Lordsaid to him, ‘In what way?’ So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the Lord said, ‘You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’ 23 Therefore look! The Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the Lord has declared disaster against you.”

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.

AGENTS OF BETRAYAL IN THE CHURCH

AGENTS OF BETRAYAL: WILL EVANGELICAL INFLUENCE BE RUINED FROM WITHIN?

WHICH TRUSTED EVANGELICAL LEADERS HAVE SOLD OUT THE FLOCK AND WHY.

Br Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                                   9/29/ 2018

Note: This author is focused on the church and the serious infiltration of the remaining Biblical conservative denominations and groups. This article is a departure from that singular focus in light of the grave influence that political operatives like Russell Moore and Tim Keller are having. A redefining of the role of Christians in the culture including in politics and policy is underway. Motives and goals of the very people who condemn evangelicals for supporting the election of Donald Trump in 2016 or GOP candidates going forward have become more glaringly progressive and left than ever. Their perversion of the Gospel into social justice, contracting with grant funding and big business, inclusive, and affirming, open borders, weakening of pro- life and family values metrics are doing great harm to religious freedom, domestic and foreign missions and the Biblical world view of our youth. These self-righteous efforts masked as a theological movement provide some of the greatest threats to the future of our churches and our children’s faith that we have known in our lifetime.  These agents of BETRAYAL must be exposed and stopped.

US President Barack Obama (L) talks to Dr. Russell Moore, Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, TN and Suzii Paynter, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Atlanta, GA, during a meeting with faith leaders in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on April 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YURI GRIPAS

The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission President Russell Moore, pictured on the right, is a primary operative in the evangelical betrayal and remains one of the more shameless infiltrators totally insulated from accountability.

GAME CHANGERS

A deeply divided climate remains in the American cultural and political landscape as we approach the horizon of the midterm elections. To the shock of many conservative voters, the leaders of the evangelical right have continued to live and work in the echo chamber they created by their “Never Trump” mantras during the 2016 Presidential season. Vocal leaders like Russell Moore and Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and high stakes global operator, Timothy Keller of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) and co-founder of progressive emergent movement among pastors called The Gospel Coalition, have proven to be well-endowed “agents of change” embedded deep within the conservative Christian right. Moore and Keller fill our headlines with progressive verbiage to shame and convict conservative Christian voters for Trump and other conservative candidates. The new gospel they pitch has progressive social justice equality replacing once solidified evangelical values like pro-life- pro family and pro America policy. Second tier players like Ed Stetzer who spent years at Lifeway Research and writing for TGC and Christianity Today along with a stable of authors with coordinated messages working with TGC under the directive of editors like Joe Carter and gay Priest Sam Allberry have primed the church for the dulling of Biblical clarity and conviction translating into salt and light in the public square. Collectively this group have overwhelmed most conversations and have further spread the leaven of leftist progressivism masked in a historic theological packaging. Sad to say trusted outlets like World Magazine have become more often echoes of Social Justice than alternative news outlets for Christians. One of the new arrivals on the scene in the SBC is Nate Collins of the Revoice organization /conference advocating for “LGBTQUI+ flourishing in historic Christian tradition “ such as Southern Baptist and conservative Presbyterians churches. Unthinkable yet true- this is where the wave of false teaching by key leaders has brought to the conservative church today.

Meanwhile the churches of the once reliably conservative SBC and PCA are being transformed through the compromise of such conservative seminary heads as Albert Mohler. Living on the reputation he garnered in 1993 as the new leader of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (flagship of the SBC) in Louisville KY, Mohler and others have filled their institutions with the false gospels of social justice calling for “Racial Reconciliation,” “Egalitarian Equality,” “Revoicing the Church on LGBTQUI+” and “Immigration Reform.” Pro Life is being watered down and broadened to include elder, refugee, and immigrant care.

BURNING DOWN THE EVANGELICAL HOUSE

A primary example of the change in motion is J D Greear, the Moore, Keller and Mohler disciple who now heads the SBC denomination. J.D. Greear is a mega-church pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh North Carolina. He is young, well-liked, and to the casual observer, appears to be the hope of a denomination. Yet Greear’s own church members did not even know their denominational identity and affiliations as he accepted the nomination for its presidency in early Summer 2018. Greear’s youthful appearance and hopeful demeanor actually hold an ominous and looming air of doom for the conservative movements reliant on the Christian base. Greear was trained in Mohler / Keller associate Danny Akin’s South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been steeped in their rhetoric of Social Justice, Progressive Politics, LGBTQUI+ and American Psychological Association driven ideology. Greears landscape is awash in the Soros-funded pro-Muslim immigration work of the SBCs revamped missions organizations and World Relief.

Greear embraces the radical ideology espoused on LGBTQUI+ and the Evangelical church from Mark Yarhouse and the 2010 whitepaper Yarhouse promoted for TGC as a gold standard for “Christian Sexual Ethic. It is both Biblically baseless and APA compliant. Greear boasts that he “can no longer tell where Timothy Keller’s mind ends and his own begins.” There are many others like Greear coming into leadership in our denominations, proving that the decades long push for change at the top of the SBC and PCA through organizations like Keller’s The Gospel Coalition has created a tinderbox of progressive politics soaked in 200 proof bootleg funding awaiting ignition. The conservative movement is about to be decimated from within.

SUFFERING A SETBACK

After the Trump victory over 16 primary rivals and Hillary to capture of the White House in 2016, Russell Moore and Tim Keller continue to efforts to undermine the conservative Christian base through article after article. Meanwhile, as they have ramped up the rhetoric, Moore/ Keller have doubled down criticism of conservative voters to hopefully spark a sudden flash point among American conservatism. Young pastors and disciples of these agents of change appear to be theological conservatives but prove social liberals with no problem embracing the redefinition of marriage, pro-choice, legalizing drugs and think little of the American Dream, the Constitution and national sovereignty. These relentless long-term efforts to undermine our foundations if successful, could mean the setback of Trump’s election may be a temporary one .

Examples of the relentless attacks of Russell Moore and Tim Keller aimed at Christian conservatives Moore

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/06/opinion/a-white-church-no-more.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/opinion/have-evangelicals-who-support-trump-lost-their-values.html

https://world.wng.org/2016/12/supporters_rally_to_russell_moore_after_trump_criticism

https://amgreatness.com/2017/01/05/elite-cosmopolitanism-russell-moore/

Moore with World Magazine

https://world.wng.org/2016/10/two_unfit_candidates

 

Keller

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/can-evangelicalism-survive-donald-trump-and-roy-moore

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/12/when-you-google-evangelicals-you-get-trump-high-profile-evangelicals-will-meet-privately-to-discuss-their-future/?utm_term=.305eb9131cdd

 

THE ERLC &TGC NARRATIVE ON LGBTQUI+ BELIES THE DEPTH OF THEIR BETRAYAL LIKE NO OTHER ISSUE

Moore has a history of faking stories, such as claiming in 2000 that he was bullied, harassed and threatened by an unnamed missionary at a Cooperative (liberal) Baptist meeting while Moore was a reporter for the Baptist Press and finishing his Doctorate at Mohler’s SBTS. This occurred just prior to Moore’s ascent as a Mohler protégé’ and then on to head the ERLC in 2013. That same year the great SBC shift began in earnest to disown the old conservative branding and rewrite the narrative to favor every progressive agenda in the Social Justice victim narrative playbook. Readers may recall Moore’s now notorious Wall Street Journal interview in Oct 2013. Complete with messianic pose in his D.C. offices, Moore struck a new tone for Evangelicals and Baptists in particular, declaring the Culture War LOST and “we must change the tone and love our gay and lesbian neighbors.”

The recently scandalous and radical Revoice brand to push “Queer Culture, Queer Literature, and Queer Theory” into PCA/ SBC churches by 2018 was actually incubated at SBTS and promoted by ERLC fellows and Associates. By 2014, Mohler and Moore held their ERLC conference on “Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage” in which Mohler apologized for being wrong about Homosexual Orientation and began to toss Reparative Therapy and the call for Repentance out the Evangelical window and under the proverbial bus. Again, this was driven by the associations of these leaders with The Gospel Coalition and APA-compliant psychologist, Mark Yarhouse, to bring the Church into step with their secular LGBTQUI+ counseling narrative while promoting the normalization and acceptance of the Marriage, Sexuality, Gender revolution.

KELLER THE GLOBAL THIRD WAY POLITICIAN

Tim Keller has his own camp of change agents as well as his partnership through TGC to a broader camp of compromised Evangelical leaders. In 2012, Tim Keller went with two younger associates – Gabe Lyons of Q Ideas Forum (a progressive TED talks for Christians) and David Kinnaman who now runs Barna – on a visit to the Whitehouse where they met with then president Barack Obama. This meeting is outlined in their book “Good Faith…” where, under the pretext of concerns about religious freedom, this trio and another straggler or two offered to lead the Church into classic Leftist “Third Way” political compromise on the great cultural issues of our day. President Obama seemed little impressed with these self-appointed agents of change and even less came from their meeting.  However what Keller and friends placed on the table is telling indeed. They assume and assert that Christians are a small minority in the US now and must operate with “Principled Pluralism” and Civility. We must go the Third Way path to assure the broader “human flourishing “and “thriving community” of which Keller is now an avid proponent. Keller is a globalist wearing a gospel mask who has shown little care for the theological roots of his PCA associations.

In 2015, he signed the Civilitas Group document advocating deep compromise with the LGBTQUI+ community, racial identity politics, immigration and other politicized social issues. Keller and other ministers including SBC leading globalist Rick Warren and three Christian Education institutions – Wheaton College, Biola University, and Fuller Seminary – all agreed to engage “The Civilitas Theory of Social Change” designed to sway the Evangelical Church, again toward “Third Way” politics and social engagement. The document asserts that “incivility is the greatest danger faced by society” ignoring the conservative understanding of threats like open borders, redefining marriage, undermining the Constitution, and globalism in general, pose to personal, religious, and economic freedoms. Civilitas was developed in part by two Ivy League sociology departments and the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, which boasts of its ideological and intellectual inspiration from the Frankfurt School. Keller’s work with the Civilitas Group reveals he still holds his longtime leanings toward Cultural Marxism.

Civilitas Document has been removed but can be found here. Frankfurt School Marxist roots are boasted of plainly by the contributing developers at UVAs IASC .

https://web.archive.org/web/20170506051340/http://www.civilitasgroup.org/uploads/7/8/1/6/78160154/civilitas_vsp_paper.utv.pdf

Keller is an agent of change in the conservative Presbyterian movement of D James Kennedy and Francis Schaeffer. His TGC message is in fact theologically Emergent (a mingled new age Christianity) cloaked in traditional Reformed Theology. TGC boast that it is a non-political gospel movement yet advocating for human flourishing for “the Common Good.” In other words, classic Christian Socialism’s false gospel. The new narrative is old school Cultural Marxism and is being shamelessly used to replace conservative values. Keller is also responsible for bringing the narrative of gay priest from the United Kingdom and the Church of England into TGC including Sam Allberry and Ed Shaw who now dare to introduce a “Church Inclusion Audit “ into both UK and US churches making demands to police private thoughts conversations, our pulpits  and force the hiring of LGBTQUI+ staff members and even advocate the requirement of couples “sharing children “ with those of other backgrounds and lifestyles in the church. This horrendous movement is becoming a part of Tim Keller and his TGC heritage /legacy in and to the church who has trusted him and others like Russell Moore .

EAT THE YOUNG OF YOUR OPPOSTION

Keller’s organization and other associated media have flooded the airways with the one-sided narrative, but the greater point of entry is provided by the near saturation of our SEMINARIES. Reformed Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Covenant Seminary, Beeson Divinity School (in this writer’s city) and many more – once considered steadfast conservative and Reformed institutions – are now deeply infiltrated by the 2013 introduction of a Social Justice / Anti -Poverty / Works Driven curriculum. The young hearts and minds of our present and future pastors are being leavened as they are moved into our pulpits to destroy our church’s influence as “salt and light” in culture, elections and policy. Albert Mohler, while less open about his affiliations with such ideology, its funding and compromise is, in fact, a more effective and dangerous agent of change because of his status as a trusted conservative theological leader for decades. Mohler engages his battle through his disciple Russell Moore who now seems to love his progressive lightening rod status in the SBC.  These trusted men, Mohler / Moore / Keller and others like them privately devour our own young, sell out our collective future into a sterile and failed Christian Socialism where our children’s nation and lives and opportunity will bear little or no resemblance to our own.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

If we continue to entrust the future of our churches, children and politics to the present Evangelical machinery and its leaders…we are done.We must expel  this alien social justice, neo-Marxist dogma from our seminaries before it devours our churches. The LGBTQUI+ activist have no place in the household of faith to redefine family, sexual norms and Christian Faith to fit their whims. If these things are not purged from the SBC PCA  and conservative churches  then they will turn evangelicalism  into a leftist wilderness barren of the Gospel and life giving power. Religious Freedom, Personal Freedoms, the Constitution, and Life as we know it – are gone. Why sit we here until we die? Arise! and be heard in the company of the Lord’s host.

You can read more and find documentation in great detail of these issues in the articles below.

About the Evangelical Deep State and Social Justice Curriculum

http://sbctoday.wpengine.com/is-this-the-evangelical-deep-state/

http://sbctoday.wpengine.com/is-this-the-evangelical-deep-state-part-two/

On LGBTQUI+ Telling Compromise in the Church

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

Collapsing Conservative America ( provides more detail and documentation of the above article)

http://bluecollarsaints.org/2018/06/21/collapsing-conservative-america/

 

 

Albert Mohler /ERLC Redefining Family and Forcing LGBTQUI+ Inclusion /Audit

ALBERT MOHLER, KEEP YOUR SEXUALLY-CONFUSED DISCIPLES AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

(CHRISTIANS, THIS IS WHERE THE PERVERTED REVOICE MOVEMENT IS HEADED AS SBC CHURCHES OF MARK DEVER /TGC AND AN ERLC COUNCIL MEMBERS CHURCH PROMOTE TIM KELLER’S ABSURD AND EVIL“INCLUSION CHURCH AUDIT”)

By Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                                    9/12/2018

It has long been this writer’s view that knowing the eternal love and compassion of God and His nature to forgive—to forestall judgement, acknowledge humble repentant hearts and to be, the wonderfully articulate word, “Longsuffering,” in the language of King James—that God’s judgement is best understood by what He will not tolerate. What is it that brings His divine posture to alter toward a person or a people? This author thinks to have a clue. When protecting innocents is no longer a law of a society, God’s holy anger arises. Once this level of evil is reached, the reality is that God is more merciful to judge a person or a people or a nation than to allow it to continue.

In America, the Evangelical leadership of Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, Tim Keller, The Gospel Coalition, The Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of The Southern Baptist Convention have lately presumed to take on the task of remodeling God’s design for the family. They now attack the “Idolatry of Family” and assert we must replace it with an inclusive and expanding village Church family.  In America, the end of innocence may be at hand, bringing God’s judgement with it. Let us look soberly at where we have arrived in the parade of exhausting and relentless forced conversations and endless conferencing led by the court jesters we have allowed in leadership.

In 2014 Dr. Albert Mohler, head of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, took upon himself to deliver the Evangelical Church to the Gay Rights movement.  Mohler announced at his protégé, Russell Moore’s ERLC Conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage,” to the Gay Lobby they had invited in, as well as to a trusting Church, his decision to Repent of denying  what he had previously stated—that a revisionist “discovery” of  sexual orientation was giving ground to undermine the entire Biblical claim of truth.

What makes his public abasement so hypocritical is that he had declared in his own words what was at stake in HIS 2005 writings on “Homosexuality in Theological Perspective.”

In 2005, Mohler stated: “By employing circumventions, circumlocutions, and contortions the text’s meaning is revised so as to negate its judgement upon homosexuality. The critical issue used as a hermeneutical device by the revisionist is the concept of sexual orientation. The modern “discovery” of sexual orientation is used to deny the truth claim clearly and inescapably made within the biblical text.”

However, in 2014 he stated: “The concept of sexual orientation is not only helpful, it is in some sense essential. Even those who argue against its existence have to describe and affirm something tantamount to it.”

The 2014 article in which Mohler attempted to squelch the uproar over his comments in the ERLC conference did not help much, if we hold up to scrutiny his glaring contradictions, given his clear 2005 statement that the Orientation argument of the “Revisionist”/ gay lobby activist theological efforts was the foremost device in the well-defined revisionist hermeneutical effort to circumvent Biblical opposition to the normalization of homosexuality. Albert Mohler, are you not in fact giving up, and repenting of, the Evangelical stand to assert that the Word of God carries more weight in the “Theological “discussion of homosexuality than the modern construct (though scientifically unproven) concept of Orientation?  Are you not the one now practicing circumventions, circumlocutions, and contortions of the text?

MOHLER AND FRIENDS BOWING AT THE WRONG ALTARS

Altar One – The American Psychological Association

In 2010, Mark Yarhouse and Stanton Jones became the gold standard bearers for The Gospel Coalition and all its affiliates, including Albert Mohler, on all things LGBTQUI+ for the Church. Then the incrementalism began in earnest toward changing the Evangelical view of homosexuality and gender issues. This radical decision was made behind the scenes by a handful of self-appointed fellows, like Tim Keller and Albert Mohler, but has become broadly applied to us, to our churches, and to our pastors under the influence of their seminaries, writings, media and conferences. The June 2018 Living Out Conference of Keller along with July 2018 Revoice conference of long time Mohler disciple and employee at SBTS, Nate Collins, brought some of the depths of these efforts at change, and their carefully masked goals, into clearer view. Not only is sexuality and gender a prime target but so is the Christian /Biblical concept of family. And on what does the overhaul of all things Biblical in this realm have its basis?

Over the course of several years, Mark Yarhouse of Regent University and Stanton Jones of Wheaton applied the findings of the APA’s study of 200 people with unwanted same sex attraction and added a limited study of their own to conclude that sexual orientation seldom changes and therapeutic efforts within the church and ministries to change it are ineffective and likely harmful. Their additional work is discussed in this article and included just 98 people. With, according to the article, 61% of people in the study who remained involved, the findings seem to indicate the opposite—that of those involved the findings indicate significant change — “a reported 23 % success and 30% no longer self-identifying” as gay.  Yet the conclusion is that little or no significant change is possible or should be expected.  Armed with their conclusions from this study, this wing of the Christian psychological community was commissioned to then begin the work of making the Church compliant with their APA work and to try and undo human and Biblical history and reliable text.  That is truly some amazing self-importance on the part of Mohler, Keller, Moore and others as they employ and embody the language of some flimsy reasoning and hermeneutic clearly attuned to current politically correct cultural narrative and dressed in theological garb for leading you and me and our churches and families down this path of compliance.

Noted below are just some of the long established work of Yarhouse at Mohler’ SBTS and other related areas on the topic of human sexuality and gender .

  Yarhouse, M. A. (2003). Applied Integration of a Sibbesian View of Assurance. The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 7 (4), 48-57.
  Yarhouse, M. A. (2016, April). Advanced informed consent to sexual identity therapy and gender identity consultations. Paper presented at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Leadership Colloquium, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
 SBTS website:
Yarhouse contributed essay in 2004
In addition the Mohler associations with Yarhouse through  TGC and others in the SBC are well documented in previous writings by this author.

Altar 2 – Deconstructing the Idolatry of the Nuclear Family and converting to “IT TAKES A QUEER VILLAGE”

In the 2005 article linked above by Albert Mohler on “Homosexuality from a Theological Perspective” part two, the full quote on the Biblical cost of losing the battle over the asserted “discovery” of Orientation is drawn in part from the pro-homosexual writings of liberal Drew University School of Theology professor, Janet Fishburn. Here is the full quote “The critical issue used as a hermeneutical device by the revisionist is the concept of sexual orientation. The modern ‘discovery’ of sexual orientation is used to deny the truth claim clearly and inescapably made within the biblical text. For example, in regard to the Romans one text Janet Fishburn of Drew University Theological School argues: ‘Yet some biblical scholars point out that this passage can only refer to the homosexual acts of heterosexual persons. This is because the writers of the Bible did not distinguish between homosexual orientation and same-gender sexual acts. If this distinction is accepted, the condemnation of homosexuality in Romans one does not apply to the sexual acts of homosexual persons.’”

The seemingly confused Mohler in 2014, about his own conclusions in 2005 over the Biblical cost of adopting the unbiblical concept of sexual orientation, is one unsolved mystery. The other is that Mohler disciples like Russell Moore and Nate Collins, among other Mohler allies, are now echoing the further teachings of Janet Fishburn of Drew on Confronting and Deconstructing the “Idolatry of Family.”  Mohler is clearly not unfamiliar with Fishburn’s work or its pro homosexual assertions related to family and sexuality.  Now his own disciples are serving up these offerings of pagan origin to the Church. Fishburn insists that the construct of the modern concept of family is more rooted in the American Dream and unduly hinders and constrains the freedom of the Church to cater to other forms of family and lifestyles of the alternative seeker.  Fishburn rejects the traditional view of God as masculine and endorses the Goddess Sophia in her Drew fellow theologian’s book, The Feminine Dimension of the Divine which “demonstrates how the feminine aspect of God was repressed in Christianity. The spiritual needs and interests of both men and women have changed enough to merit a new edition of this superbly crafted, scholarly study of Sophia.”

In Part One of his 2005 “Theological Perspective,” Mohler covers the roots and goals of the homosexual movement with clarity. “What has followed has been a measured and strategic effort to win the legitimization of homosexuality, to promote homosexual themes in the media, to receive special entitlements as a legally protected class. Furthermore, the Movement has pushed for specific policy goals, such as the removal of all anti-sodomy laws, the recognition of homosexual partnerships on par with heterosexual marriage, anti-discrimination laws, and the removal of all barriers to homosexuals in the military, the academy, business, and the churches. In order to pursue these goals, the Homosexual Movement has organized itself as a liberation movement based on an ideology of liberation from oppression drawn upon Marxist foundations.”

Today Mohler has helped to lay in Evangelical landscape the same sexual liberation and Marxist foundations he exposed in 2005. His disciple, Nate Collins, advocates that Christian families attend gay pride parades and events to understand and embrace Stonewall and what PRIDE means to the LGBTQUI+ community. While in 2005 Mohler warned of its total sexual liberation efforts,” Mohler now asks, “How did this happen? The origins of the Homosexual Movement as a major cultural force must be traced to the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. Known within the homosexual community as the ‘Stonewall Rebellion,’ the riot took place as New York City police raided a homosexual bar. The patrons fought back in what would become the inaugural symbol of the ‘gay liberation’ movement. As the Village Voice reported on July 3,1969: ‘Gay power erected its brazen head and spat out a fairy tale the likes of which the area has never known …Watch out. The liberation is underway.’”

How has this radical departure from Mohler’s own understanding taken place? Clearly, he is bowing at the altars of Baal, and the saddest reflection of the problem is found in his radicalized disciples, Russell Moore, Nate Collins and others that SBTS is now producing. Yarhouse and the APA and Fishburn and Drew University are clearly playing a much more significant role today, in the shaping of the Church, the gospel, the family and discipleship, than the Word of the Living God in Mohler, Keller, and the TGC/ERLC circle.  Smearing theological jargon and some carefully nuanced verses over secular and pagan ideology does not make it Biblical or a Gospel narrative.

RUSSELL MOORE AND THE GAY PRIEST WHO WANTS TO “SHARE YOUR CHILDREN” CONFERENCE

In October 2018, the ERLC and Russell Moore will host in Dallas the “Cross Shaped Family Conference”  to which he has invited as speaker Sam Allberry, the self-professed and ever popular SSA/ Gay Priest of the Church of England. Allberry is co-founder of a ministry called “Living Out” for Gay Christians and views the nuclear family as lacking what he believes the affirming church will bring to it . In 2014 Allberry asserted the Revoice activist /Fishburn replacement theology for the “Idol ” of the Nuclear Family version in an interview with The Reformed Reader  ”  3) Remember that church is family.  Paul repeatedly refers to the local church as God’s household (i.e. 1 Tim. 3:15).  It is the family of God, and Christians should be family to one another.  Nuclear families within the church need the input and involvement of the wider church family; they are not designed to be self-contained.  Those that open up their family life to others find that it is a great two-way blessing.”

Freshly off their promotion of the radical Revoice Conference and hosting of Tim Keller and his wife Kathy for a “Gay Christianity” extravaganza in London, Living Out stepped into the global spotlight to promote a Church Audit for LGBTQ+ Inclusion as its conference legacy.

“At our Identity in Christ conference with Tim & Kathy Keller in June 2018 we launched our Living Out Church Audit – a tool to help church leadership teams answer this key question: how biblically inclusive is your church? Unsurprisingly our focus is on those who might identify as LGBTQ+/ same-sex attracted: Jesus included all in a counter-cultural way and we hope this audit will help our churches follow his lead.”

10 statements to help you audit your church family:

1 Your church family meetings include people who could be labelled LGBTQI+/ are
same-sex attracted.
True / False / Not Sure
2 Derogatory language or stereo-typing attitudes towards sexual minority groups
would not be tolerated either up-front or in conversation between church family
members. True / False / Not Sure
3 All in your church know that we all experience sexual brokenness and all are being
encouraged to confess their own sexual sins.
True / False / Not Sure
4 Same-sex sexual relationships are never mentioned in isolation from other sinful
patterns of behaviour, or from the forgiveness offered to all through faith in Christ
crucified. True / False / Not Sure
5 All in your church are encouraged to develop an identity founded first and foremost
on their union with Christ.
True / False / Not Sure
6 All in your church are hearing the same call to radical self-sacrifice of themselves in
response to God’s giving of himself in Jesus.
True / False / Not Sure
7 A godly Christian’s sexual orientation would never prevent them from exercising
their spiritual gifts or serving in leadership in your church.
True / False / Not Sure
8 God’s gifts of either singleness or marriage are equally promoted, valued and
practically supported in your church family’s life together.
True / False / Not Sure
9 Church family members instinctively share meals, homes, holidays, festivals, money,
children with others from different backgrounds and life situations to them.
True / False / Not Sure
10 No-one would be pressurised into expecting or seeking any “healing” or
change that God has not promised any of us until the renewal of all things.
True / False / Not Sure

LOCAL course outline

The day includes talks, interviews, videos and plenty of time to ask your questions.

The typical sessions that make up the course are:

Session Purpose
Understanding the cultural challenge A wake-up call to the cultural changes, why they’ve taken place and the weakness of our response so far. Question time at the end.
A biblical vision for human flourishing A bible overview setting teaching on human sexuality in the context of God’s gracious plans to redeem his people. Question time at the end.
A biblical vision for inclusive church Practical steps for churches to take to better welcome and disciple people who experience same-sex attraction. Question time at the end.
Interview & Question Time Interview with a Living Out storyteller and question panel responding to questions submitted during the day and from the floor
Next Steps & Prayer Over to you – time to think how to make the day impact where it really counts.

Given Allberry’s role in this audit and the 9th question we are fairly compelled to ask to what purpose is an SSA/ Gay Celibate priest from the Church of England being brought in to lecture Southern Baptists on “parenting and family,” Allberry’s topic for the ERLC Family Conference?  He is the Keynote Speaker for Saturday in the last meeting – the one big take away message that Russell Moore wants on the attendees’ heart and mind as they leave Dallas for home. “Keynote: The Church as the Family of God: Singleness, Same -Sex Attraction, and the Hope of Hospitality with Sam Allberry.” This is disturbing on many levels but none so much as the Audit statement referred to above which is “Church family members instinctively share meals, homes, holidays, festivals, money, children with others from different backgrounds and life situations to them.” Southern Baptists let this settle in on you. Our chief Ethicist Russell Moore is producing a “Family Conference” with the crescendo message echoing the Revoice Conference, Allberry/ Keller’s church audit and Drew University Janet Fishburn’s left wing pro-gay redefining of family from her 1991 “Confronting the Idolatry of Family :A New Vision for the Household of God.”

LIVING OUT  “BRITISH INVASION” OF AMERICAN CHURCHES

The LOCAL course day conference for church leaders is coming to the US! Registration now live for our event in Boston. Tea will be available and we’ll try not to tax you for it… Find out more here:

MARK DEVER ,CAPITOL HILL BAPTIST AND ERLC COUNCIL MEBERS GARRETT KELL ,DEL RAY BAPTIST CHURCH ADOPT ALLBERRY’S CHURCH INCLUSION AUDIT AS IT COMES STATESIDE

Living Out will soon be coming to the U.S. to conduct their Church and Leaders training course, “teaching with the tools [church audit] to help church leaders better equip their churches in exercising the gift of true welcome and hospitality for all.”  The LOCAL course will be held in the Washington, D.C. area on November 14, sponsored by the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA whose senior pastor is Mark Dever, cofounder of Together for the Gospel, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition.

Our LOCAL Course for church leaders is crossing the pond this Fall with days in both Washington DC and Boston MA . We hope to see some of you there!

“The Living Out team will share their insight and stories as same-sex attracted Christians who hold to traditional Bible teaching on sexual ethics and who have spoken and written on this subject widely.

Living Out is delighted to be bringing you this day of training in partnership with Capitol Hill Baptist Church and Del Ray Baptist Church who are hosting the day.

We ask that all who attend assent to the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith and its biblical and pastoral position with respect to homosexuality, summarised in these affirmations.”

One outstanding irony about the Living Out Church Inclusion Audit first being implemented in the US at Dever’s capitol Hill Baptist is that Albert Mohler (who has played the central role in brining in this LGBTQUI+ compliance on the American church)  has family members who work in political organizations in DC who are part of this church. Is Dr. Albert Mohler really ready to share his grandchildren with the LGBTQUI+ who decide to call Dever’s church home in this new welcoming environment? It is not uncommon for those who breathe the exclusive air of the evangelical elite to force such issues on the congregants but have no interest in investing their lives and families in the harmful policies. Perhaps this is simply some quiet – but costly Divine reminder to Dr. Mohler. Will it make any difference? Meanwhile the work of TGC and the ERLC appears to be to introduce the Living Out Inclusion Audit into ALL of their affiliated churches which will include many SBC churches and most of the PCA. The institutional church is all but gone. It is time to get your families out! This warning cannot be made more honestly and with a heavier heart.

 

PCA and SBC Evangelicals, beware and hold on tight to your Biblical bearings because they are under absolute assault in the name of “the Cross and the Gospel” by some of our most popular and celebrated alleged churchmen. If your pastor – your family’s minister or, God forbid, your children’s youth minister –  is attending this conference then it may be time to call them in, inquire, and possibly send them packing if they are drinking the leftist Kool Aid of redefining family that Russell Moore is serving up. If this LGBTQUI+ train is unstoppable it may be time for all thinking people to get their families, their children, their tithes, and their bodies out of SBC, PCA and other churches under the sway of The Gospel Coalition and the ERLC.

YOUR INVITATION TO JOIN TGC’S MARK  DEVER AND ERLC COUNCIL GARRETT KELL IN THE INCLUSION AUDIT FOR YOUR CHURCH.

Note that all three of the U S Churches ( including the Boston area church ) hosting the Living Out Audit training and applying it to their congregations at part of Devers  9MARKS  circle of churches. Pastor Kell of the DC host church Del Ray Baptist is a former staffer at Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist and was, according to Kell assigned to the Del Ray position . Kell is also the the guy who embarrassed himself at the SBC annual meeting ins Dallas by proposing an amendment to one Resolution that would rescind the invitation  to Vice President Pence who was scheduled to speak the next day. Jokes circulated the floor over the brazen attempt to by Kell to give Pence a Baptist cold shoulder was nothing more than an ERLC messenger boy wanting to twist the “Never Trump” dagger for his boss Russell Moore. The organization 9MARKS  was founded at Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist who is also in leadership with many other planting organizations which operate in conjunction with TGC and T4G outlined here with details of leadership overlap:

TGC council: Mohler, MooreDever, Carson, Duncan — ALLBERRY is an editor. Dever is hosting his LivingOut LOCAL course.

T4G: Founded by Mohler, Dever, Duncan, Mahaney – ALLBERRY a speaker in several events: http://t4g.org/speakers/sam-alberry/
Further T4G: Garrett Kell (SBC SJW who was on staff at Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church and whose church also will host ALLBERRY’S LivingOut LOCAL Course) ALSO was a T4G  speaker: http://t4g.org/speakers/garrett-kell/
Acts29 (TGC/ERLC’s Chandler): Its Australian branch is featuring ALLBERRY at 3 upcoming events in September. See Twitter handle @a29au
T4G and  9MARKS  share leader guideline and association commitments / covenants
“By checking this box, you affirm that you are in full agreement with each of the 9 Marks as described on our website and T4G’s Affirmations and Denials. Please do not click ‘I agree’ if you do not, in fact, agree with the mission and theology of 9Marks.”
Interestingly the last statement does not include agreement with T4G.

NOV 14

Living Out LOCAL Course – Washington DC

by Living Out

$20

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Living Out LOCAL Course – Washington DC

Wed, November 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

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Is your church Biblically inclusive?

Living Out wants to help churches understand how we can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time. On our LOCAL (Living Out Churches And Leaders) Course we will show you why many churches fail – but how the Bible wonderfully meets the challenges we all face.

The course will offer a positive biblical vision and practical steps forward as we seek to model both grace and truth in our Christ-like love for all those who experience same-sex attraction.

The Living Out team will share their insight and stories as same-sex attracted Christians who hold to traditional Bible teaching on sexual ethics and who have spoken and written on this subject widely.

Living Out is delighted to be bringing you this day of training in partnership with Capitol Hill Baptist Church and Del Ray Baptist Church who are hosting the day.

​We ask that all who attend assent to the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith and its biblical and pastoral position with respect to homosexuality, summarised in these affirmations.

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Del Ray Baptist Church, 2405 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22301. 

Date

Wednesday 14 November 2018

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Starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm

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The course costs $20 per person. This includes coffee at breaks, please bring your own lunch or plan on buying lunch at one of the nearby restaurants.

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How many other SBC churches will follow this lead ? Mostly likely ALL who are TGC, T4G ACTS 29 and 9Marks affiliated . The Neo-Reformed wing of the SBC is now officially gone.

TIM “GLOBALIST SUSTAINABLITY GURU” KELLER AND HIS LONDON CONFERENCE

Tim Keller left his Redeemer Church pulpit in July 2017 and is now the globe trotting ambassador of global sustainable Christianity. Like Pope Francis, Keller appears all too willing to sign us up for the full spectrum of “thriving cites, human flourishing, urbanization, principled pluralism, common good collectivism and universalism.” Tim Keller is quickly detaching himself from his either onetime or merely perceived conservative PCA moorings.  His choice (with D.A. Carson, TGC cofounder and Albert Mohler of SBTS, as discussed above) of Mark Yarhouse to bring the APA-compliant views on LGBTQUI+ into the conservative Evangelical community, pastors, seminaries, and campus ministries in 2010 was pivotal to ushering in the new Gay wave in modern Christian Church culture.  They have made the issue and their nuanced talking points nearly inescapable.  Even CRU, Intervarsity, RUF and other campus ministries are no longer a refuge for your teens from the TGC narrative which is undistinguishable from the ideology taught in the secular cesspools of American academia. Soon your church youth group and children’s ministry will not provide refuge either, thanks in large part to these calculated and nuanced efforts.

Once Keller hit London we were all in for a surprise. His work with Sam Allberry and Ed Shaw (both of whom write for TGC) and Living Out, a “ministry for Gay Christians” has been ongoing for at least 5 years, but the game changer came in the form of the Living Out Church Audit linked above. Keller and the gay but celibate Anglican priest Allberry and Shaw are advocating for a self-imposed litmus test for LGBTQUI+ inclusion in churches. Under its confines, church pulpits and private conversations and even attitudes, either perceived or real, of a (subjective term) derogatory nature will not be tolerated in our churches. NOTE – the test for tolerance is intolerance.

Sexual minorities will never be withheld from positions of ministry or from exercising their gifts in the local church. Keller and Allberry’s audit will assure no one is ever expected to seek deliverance or healing from homosexual desires (labeled Same Sex Attraction and Sexual Minorites).

REVOICE AND THE HERD OF FAMILY RECONSTRUCTIONISTS

Tom Buck wrote a piece on Revoice in which he pointed out the disturbing statement of its founder and longtime Mohler disciple, Nate Collins. Buck asks the same questions that we must all ask, on behalf of God and our fellow believers, as we confront the forthcoming talking points in efforts to revise the family. Tom wrote, “My hermeneutical alarms went off: ‘Will he go there?’ Yes, he will.” He then quotes Collins’ radical revisionist attacks on the Nuclear Family as idolatry.

“Is it possible gay people today are being sent by God like Jeremiah to find God’s words for the church to eat them and make them our own; to shed light on modern false teachings and idolatries?”

“Is it possible that gender and sexual minorities living lives of costly obedience are themselves a prophetic call to the church to abandon idolatrous attitudes toward the nuclear family, towards sexual pleasure? If so, then we are prophets. “

Collins is only one of the voices in the echo chamber from the Revoice circle, the Evangelical Covenant Church and Michelle Sanchez, discipling and spiritual formation minister at ECC.

There is also Masters Seminary graduate Preston Sprinkle, Preston Sprinkle‏ @PrestonSprinkle Aug 9:

MoReplying to @wesleyhill @WSipling @NateCollins

“Yeah, this criticism of Nate’s statement (something I’ve said many times) is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Marriage isn’t redefined or diminished in the NT, but it’s no longer considered necessary for human flourishing. Many evangelicals don’t practically believe that.”

 

Here are some Twitter replies to Sprinkle and Wesley Hill:
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Replying to @wesleyhill @WendyAlsup @NateCollins

“Yes. You are right on. Family is an idol when it is insular and exclusive. It is a blessing and a gift when it is welcome, hospitable, and inclusive.”

 

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Replying to @wesleyhill @NateCollins

“You’re right the nuclear family is idolized, if that is a husband, wife, and two or at most three children. Contraception and a love of comfort prevent many couples from embracing larger families.

“Conservatives (esp ev’s) seem to have a preoccupation with hidden “agendas.” I’m willing to bet you can trace a lot of the over-critique re race, sexuality, etc. back to the fear of “there’s an agenda!” The “gay” agenda, the “liberal” agenda, the “slippery slope” agenda.”

The list goes on and on. This brash statement born out of the twisted halls of left-leaning Drew Theological School and other revisionist theological circles is now on the front burner and we in the churches of America, and wherever the reach of these agents of change who are redefining family extends, are simply expected to be like a 6-year old at the dinner table being told to “eat it or else.”

Collins is currently promoting one writers claims of the Idolatry Marriage

Another wonderful piece by Bridget Eileen that examines the “soulmate theology” that pervades much of cultural evangelical Christianity.

MEDITATIONSOFATRAVELINGNUN.COM
The spiritually-sanctioned version of sexual liberation preached from the pulpit today may be the most common and most championed form of sexual liberation theology in America.
Perhaps the final frontier on this effort to undermine biblical marriage, parenting and family will be their attack on “The Idolatry of Heterosexuality”? Don’t laugh -just give it a month .
Note a few other places where TGC and related writers are attacking the Idolatry of the Nuclear Family and of marriage :
 https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/discipleship-and-the-idols-of-family-and-culture/
Other key operatives in the Evangelical LGBTQUI+ lobby seem very coordinated in the attack on the family .from Rosaria Butterfield and Christopher Yuan — again, BLAME THE CHURCH. This one is QUITE disturbing in how things are worded throughout:  https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/something-greater-than-marriage-a-response-to-the-scotus-decision  
“Even though some in our culture believe as Justice Kennedy wrote that marriage “embodies the highest ideals of love,” we disagree. Earthly marriage does not have a monopoly on love. … As important as earthly marriage and family are, they are both fleetingly temporary, while Christ and the family of God (the church) are wondrously eternal. We have failed to show the LGBT community another option to marriage—which is singleness—lived out in the fruitful and full context of God’s community, the family of God. This does not mean as Justice Kennedy wrote that singles are “condemned to live in loneliness,” but that singles can have intimate and fulfilling relationships full of love. This is not a consolation prize. It can be just as rewarding and fulfilling as marriage.  Defining marriage as being between a husband and a wife appears unfair to the LGBT community, in part because a life of singleness is viewed to be crushingly lonely. Have we in the church inadvertently played into that lie with our idolatry of marriage while being pejorative and silent toward singleness?”

Clearly this attack on the family has been building among TGC / ERLC  / T4G camp for some time and is now being led by the Revoice and Living Out LGBTQUI+ lobby arm of these neo reformed organizations .
THE NEW MANTRA OF OUR EVANGELICAL LEADERS APPEARS TO BE HILLARY’S “IT TAKES A VILLAGE” OR MORE SPECIFICALLY “IT TAKES AN LGBTQUI+ INCLUSIVE CHURCH VILLAGE “TO RAISE A CHILD.”

 

Russell Moore and Tim Keller have “done got out of hand folks.” It is enough. It is beyond enough and these men need to go find their homes in some liberal denominations that have already committed spiritual suicide with these self-induced poisonings of their collective souls. Enough, O Lord. Hear from heaven and deliver us from these men and their false expressions of care for souls, their Christless false gospels, their left-wing politics masked as “Gospel Issues” and their arrogant affronts to all that is of Divine Design. People of God, wake up. These agents of change have crept in unawares and are feasting on our fear in our feasts of love, spoiling the hearts and minds of our youth and feeding themselves on the flock. ENOUGH!

CULT TACTICS OF CONTROL SEPARATION AND ISOLATION

Remember beloved it is NOT Christ who is making these manifold efforts redefining family, rather He defined it from the beginning in the clearest terms. “A man shall leave his father and mother and CLEVE unto his wife and those two shall be one flesh.” Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7; 1 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 5:31. From this union of flesh children are born and parents – not TGC/ERLC affiliated churches – are called to and tasked with raising children. We are to train up our children in the way they should go, Proverbs 22:6, and to teach them to honor their parents which is a big Ten Commandment and one with promise and to admonish them to fear and follow the Lord, Ephesians 6:1-4. The nuclear family that is now in the crosshairs of Russell Moore’s Cross Shaped Family Conference is God’s construct and He will not have it deconstructed and redefined by Janet Fishburn or by the Kellers or Moore. The idea of replacing family with a group of members from a tightly ordered sect is nothing new. Cults love to separate their members from family ties to isolate, destabilize and control them. Is the SBC and PCA leadership wanting to replace family with their new wave of the Fishburn Family Values? Are we now to believe Hillary’s ghost written book (whose actual author is now exposing as a fraud) is the prophetic voice for the inclusive church of the future?  Redefining the nuclear family will lead to making children wards of the State.

How did we get here? The answer is simple really. We have not been paying attention – have not vetted the carefully crafted messages we are being fed with Scripture – and we have infiltrated leadership. It is really that simple. The remedy may be more complicated and seem to some to be severe. The fact is this overhaul is just getting started and it will not end anytime soon unless we either rise up and “throw the bums out” or “leave them alone” and exit the harlot churches. We are reaching critical mass and meltdown is imminent. We cannot remain in a state of constant siege from within.

LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS OF REDEFINING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY: YET UNSEEN -BUYER BEWARE.

Few in the Church have really thought through where Obergefell and redefining marriage has left us. Now we see church leadership wanting to lead an assault on the nuclear family and redefine it from within. To ascertain the gravity of this issue we need only listen to the lead family judge of England in his boast “We Should Applaud the End of the Nuclear Family and Welcome the Reality of Single and Same Sex Households.” Remember Sam Allberry lives in this brave new world in the UK and, with the help of Tim and Kathy Keller, just gave us the Living Out Church Audit about the broader “Church Family” and “sharing of children.”

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Under fire: Sir James Munby

 

England’s chief family court judge pictured above is applauding the very thing that ERLC and TGC and Revoice are just introducing into the conservative Evangelical church in America. Listen to his assertions and join his sobered critics in consideration of what is happening before our very eyes.

“The country’s most senior family judge was under fire from politicians and colleagues yesterday after saying that the collapse of the traditional family was to be welcomed.

“In a speech Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the High Court, said there was a new reality of single parent households, same-sex marriages and adopted families.

“He said this was ‘a reality which we should welcome and applaud’.

“The applause for new forms of family life, delivered in a lecture at Liverpool University and published at the Weekend, is a step further than any major figure in public life has yet travelled in the direction of rejecting the two-parent family as the best pattern for raising children.”

Note Judge Munby’s inclusion of adoption which may seem like one of the more favorable issues that Russell Moore’s Cross Shaped Family Conference is promoting. But there is something more in the wings with the Russell Moore concept of family which is evident in his use of Revoice speaker and ERLC consultant LGBTQUI+ / Race strategist Branden Polk’s advisory firm at the table with Moore’s ERLC 2017 “Christ Centered Parenting Conference,” and other conference and policy planning. LGBTQUI+ adoption is one of the key goals of the Fishburn style confronting of “Idolatry of Family” and key elements of redefining it. Russell Moore needs to put all his cards on the table here. Or better yet, again, he just needs to leave the table and the discussion.

CONCLUSION

Albert Mohler disciples are everywhere in the problems at hand. From Revoice- to heading the ERLC- to TGC- to Allberry commission into the SBC conversation – to the new engagement of Tim Keller’s “Church Inclusion Audit”  in the SBC. Unthinkable  indeed .

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The sad reality we must face is that, as radical as the “Queer and Trans Christianity “ of Revoice was and the shocking effort  to  introduce “treasures of queer theory, culture, and literature into the church and the future New Jerusalem” Revoice boasted of, these objectionable and unthinkable additions to the conversation the ERLC, Moore and Mohler began in 2014 are only the tip of the rot and decay now evident in some of our own seminaries and only a glimpse of where their conversation is intended to lead a trusting and unsuspecting Church. Only God can reach these men’s hearts and change their minds’ delusions or humble their arrogance and self-deception. It is possible instead that perhaps God will determine to judge and remove them but until then we must simply ask – as we await such divine determination – “Will we follow these men and allow our churches, the family as God created it, the good news of the Gospel and our Children to be redefined by them or will we simply say ‘enough’ and remove them or leave them to their own fate? It would help us all to recall that God is not absent in His momentary silence nor is anything hidden from His gaze. The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword and it cuts through all the finely-honed ERLC, TGC, SBTS, APA, Mohler, Moore, Keller, Yarhouse rhetoric the present floodtide of which is attempting to drown out the true Gospel. Who do these men think will really have the final word in matters pertaining to God’s House, Gods people, and His holy created order? Perhaps some long overdue judgement is waiting in the wings just off the Evangelical stage.

 

 

Tim Keller’s LGBTQI+ Inclusion Audit for Your Church: Do You Measure Up?

Tim Keller and “Living Out” LGBTQI+ London Conference Produces Inclusion Audit for Churches

By Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                            Aug 15,2018

In light of the controversial  Revoice Conference in July 2018 and the trouble sparked by Tim Keller’s speaking at the Living Out Conference while it promoted Revoice , one might expect those involved in the controversy to lay low and avoid further attention . This is not the case. During the Keller conference for LGBTQI+ Christians an “ Inclusion Audit for Churches” was planned and presented. That audit was made public on August 15 tweet seen below.

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We’ve recently developed this LO Church Audit to help church families work out whether they are biblically inclusive. How will your church do?

 

This litmus test is touted to be a self-imposed audit for determining where our churches stand on Keller/ Living Outs touted version of “Biblical Inclusion”. From the website it reads –

How biblically inclusive is your Church?

“At our Identity in Christ conference with Tim & Kathy Keller in June 2018 we launched our Living Out Church Audit – a tool to help church leadership teams answer this key question: how biblically inclusive is your church? Unsurprisingly our focus is on those who might identify as LGBTQ+/ same-sex attracted: Jesus included all in a counter-cultural way and we hope this audit will help our churches follow his lead.”

 

Complete with Video http://www.livingout.org/resources/the-living-out-church-audit    Living Out and The Gospel Coalition (of Tim Keller) spokesperson Ed Shaw / same sex attracted priest , informs  you that your church should immediately adopt this Biblically baseless examination of 10  statements of inclusion as the starting point for testing your church culture regarding LGBTQI+. The implications and objections to each are listed following /below under the heading “PROBLEM”.

  1. Your church family meetings include people who could be labelled LGBTQI+/ are same-sex attracted. True / False / Not Sure          PROBLEM- Up Front this is a type of quota of a broad range of self -identified activist /sexual minorities who must be welcomed in your church or it is not “inclusive”. Given this is an activist culture – future demands of even more inclusion will be made with obligations to include them as well. One example already on the discussion table would be “Child/ Minor Attracted Christians” Biblical response 1 Peter 2:9

 

2.Derogatory language or stereo-typing attitudes towards sexual minority groups                  would not be tolerated either up-front or in conversation between church family                members. True / False / Not Sure      PROBLEM – This is classic policing of language              fit a politically correct narrative. It implies that both the pulpit and even private                  conversations in the church /among family members will be subject to censorship.            Example the latest sexual minority identity visitor could accuse your pastor or you            violating this language ban /even accused of Stereo-typical attitudes . Biblical                      Response Acts 17 :29-30

 

 

  1. All in your church know that we all experience sexual brokenness and all are being encouraged to confess their own sexual sins. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM- All sin is forced to be seen as the same even though Scripture says homosexuality is depraved, un-natural, rooted in idolatry and detestable to God. All sin is not the same nor is all sexual sin the same. Sexual sin is against our own bodies while homosexual sin is beyond this issue and a sin against nature. 1st John 1:9 He is faith to cleanse us from all unrighteousness not leave us “sin identified”

 

  1. Same-sex sexual relationships are never mentioned in isolation from other sinful patterns of behavior, or from the forgiveness offered to all through faith in Christ crucified. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM – The pastor or a teacher of home bible group leader would never be allowed to speak to homosexuality specifically without including all sexual sin. Biblical Response Romans 1:24-26 Paul followed no such rule

 

 

  1. All in your church are hearing the same call to radical self-sacrifice of themselves in response to God’s giving of himself in Jesus. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM- In a unified effort to assert that “SSA Christians “are the believers who are living out costly obedience – homosexual desires harbored in the heart of professed Christians are no longer seen as sin but as obedience and the church is compelled to see it as a crown or gift from God. The desired migration of gay activist is then complete.” Homosexuality was once viewed as a curse- now as a cross – one day it will be a crown to be celebrated.” Biblical Response Proverbs 28:13 those who confess and forsake sin find true mercy. Self identifying by sinful desires is not forsaking sin.

 

  1. All in your church are encouraged to develop an identity founded first and foremost on their union with Christ. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM- Given the close association of TGC/ Keller and Living Out with the psychological community which affirms a Homosexual Sexual Orientation exist and that the Orientation assertion equates to a Sexual Identity – then the answer which has been “negotiated “ for those with “Christian beliefs “ is “Gay Christian Identity” i.e. a “Christ Centered Homosexual Identity “ This is simply masked cleverly in Tim Kellers topics at Living Out and in this church Audit which was introduced from it.Biblical Response Galatians 2:20 Its now Christ who lives in us .We are not still “sin identified” but He lives in us.

 

 

  1. A godly Christian’s sexual orientation would never prevent them from exercising their spiritual gifts or serving in leadership in your church. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM- Revoice and now Living Out and Tim Keller are calling for Sexual Minorities in Ministry. Time will likely come soon when churches- like municipal agencies / major city Police Departments are required to have full time LGBTQI+ liaisons at public expense . Biblical Response 1 Corinthians 6:11  sin orientation is Biblical  ,a result of the fall , but sexual orientation is the unsupported  claims of of some in the psychological community . Biblical view – our sins are behind us when we are in the faith . Holiness becomes God’s house ministers mush not disqualify themselves through sin 1 Cor 9:27

 

  1. God’s gifts of either singleness or marriage are equally promoted, valued and practically supported in your church family’s life together. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM -Marriage is honorable and the bed undefiled. Homosexuality is being impowered by a narrative that celibacy is superior level of commitment to God and that “SSA celibates are the real heros of the faith”. This is false. Christian Marriage reflects the relationship of Christ to the Church.  Biblical Response Hebrews 13 :4 , Ephesians 5:32 singleness imposed as a restraint to same sexual desires is not biblical and same sex relationships can never mirror Christ and the Church.

 

 

  1. Church family members instinctively share meals, homes, holidays, festivals, money, children with others from different backgrounds and life situations to them. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM – This narrative would assert that “It takes a Village” is accurate.  It promotes a collectivism as compulsory to expressing Christian Faith and even implies Parents are compelled to “Share their children “with those espousing homosexuality or LGBTQI+ identity.  Tim Keller you are endorsing this? Stay away from our children Mr. Keller. Biblical Response Psalm 127:3-5 Children are a heritage from the Lord for parents. Ephesians 6:1-4 Children are parents responsibility and are to follow parents authority . It does not “Take a gay inclusive  church village “

 

  1. No-one would be pressured into expecting or seeking any “healing” or change that God has not promised any of us until the renewal of all things. True / False / Not Sure PROBLEM- This statement is clearly aimed at Reparative Therapy or Conversion Therapy and is rooted in the Yarhouse and other APA compliant work of both Christian and Gay Counselors . After only 200 people in the APA studies and 98 people in the Yarhouse studies – it is concluded that sexual orientation exist and seldom if ever changes- thus concluding that the Gospel does not promise change this side of Eternity. This is simply -in the end -asserting the Bible is a lie and modern psychology is correct based on 298 people studied with unwanted homosexual desires. Biblical Response Hebrews 7:24-26

 

A stateside effort very similar to Living Out and Tim Keller’s Church Audit can be found at Church Clarity https://www.churchclarity.org/advocates  . This “test” survey is administered to the church by activist organization advised by two activist no strangers to controversy at Wheaton College. One is Julie Rodgers who is a personal Friend to Revoice founder Nate Collins and others in the Revoice camp. Julie   jumped from the Celibate side B to the fully affirming side A in 2015 after the Obergefell decision making gay marriage legal. Julie is also a good friend and works /appears in conferences with Mark Yarhouse- whose work heavily influences- The Gospel Coalition, Revoice, Living Out, Nate Collins, Sam Allberry , Tim Keller , J D Greear , Russell Moore, Tim Keller , and the list goes on and on.

The Christian church, if it institutionally embraces , LGBTQI+ Christianity then its days are numbered. It will be weighed in the balances and found wanting as will these leaders who brought us here.