JOHN MACARTHUR FLIRTS WITH PPP MILLIONS YET PREACHES GOVERNMENT DEFIANCE ?

AS PASTOR  JOHN MACARTHUR GARNERS NATIONAL ATTENTION DEFYING GOVERNMENT ORDERS TO KEEP CHURCHES CLOSED DUE TO COVID -19 ….REALITY SURFACES THAT HIS GCC CHURCH WAS SENT MILLIONS IN PPP TAX DOLLARS.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                               8/8/2020

John MacAthur has recently emerged as champion for churches rights to reopen after the Covid-19 fears had shut down churches across the nation. With appearances on Fox News programs Tucker Carlson and Shannon Bream, MacArthur has grabbed headlines and the praise of men for his “bravery” and “standing up” for America’s houses of worship. BUT the idea of counseling rebellion against the government orders not to reopen seems less than “authentic” and down right hypocritical coming from a pastor whose church apparently applied for millions of Covid -19 Cares Act PPP from the Small Business Administration.

In late July MacArthur denies that Grace Community Church “received ” the government funding but indicates the SBA funding had “been sent ” but “was returned” . There is an application process for the Covid Relief PPP funds. The SBA is not simply identifying entities to “send it” to. MacArthur seems confused on many levels about how the PPP process works,how GCC was “sent PPP funding”, and even about the deficit spending of future tax dollars in the Covid bail out funding. We now look deeper into the facts.

Other long term problems exist for the reported $7.3 billion in tax dollars (and counting) that have gone into churches and religious organizations. A second round of borrowed tax dollars may be on the way soon. Some of the issues and serious concerns related to compliance and non discrimination policies and laws of the SBA and all government agencies are discussed here :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/04/07/the-end-of-church-as-we-know-it/

JOHN’S CONTRADICTIONS

In the past John MacArthur has raised concerns among Biblical conservatives for his preaching of total submission to government powers as “ordained by God” . Now his efforts to be the prophetic voice defending the rights of churches being considered “essential ” and allowed to reopen is clouded by his past ultra submissiveness teachings and now by his own obligations to the government as a Small Business Administration applicant.

In an April interview with GTY associate Phil Johnson,MacArthur called for submission to the government  in the presentation of “Think Biblically About  to Covid -19 Pandemic”

https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/GTY176/thinking-biblically-about-the-covid19-pandemic-an-interview-with-john-macarthur

“JOHN: Well, first of all, the clear demand of Scripture is  to be subject to the powers that be because they’re ordained of God.”

“PHIL: Romans 13.”

“JOHN: Romans 13. And 1 Peter talks about the same thing: “Honor the king and those who are in authority over you.” God has set them in that authority. The apostle Paul tells Timothy that we’re to be good citizens. We’re to live a quiet and peaceable life. We aren’t rebels; we don’t start protests; we don’t defy the government. We conform. We’re submissive to the government as basically ordained by God. So that was an easy call for us.”

“What would have made a difference would have been if this was persecution of the church, if all of a sudden the government decided to shut down churches as an act of persecution against churches we would defy that because now you’re into Acts 5 where Peter actually says, “Do we obey God or men?” You say we don’t meet, God says we must meet. You say don’t preach the gospel, we say we must preach the gospel. So when the government gets to the point where it basically persecutes the church, the church has to take that persecution and still do what God has commanded the church to do.”

“The other thing that we talked about with the elders was if we defy this and if we say we’re going to meet anyway, we run the risk of exposing people to this illness needlessly. And why would we want to do that? Because this is a health issue, this is a health crisis. And since like any church, many of the people in our church are older. We wouldn’t want to expose them to that. We’ve only had, as far as I know, and this was up to yesterday, we’ve only had one couple in our church in the Spanish ministry who actually got the coronavirus. But that couple, and not an older couple either, wound up in the hospital because it was such a virulent experience for them.”

 

WILL THE REAL JOHN MACARTHUR PLEASE STATE “YOUR FINAL ANSWER”?

Instead of explaining the gap between his previous position and his current defiance, MacArthur has taken to the airways in secular media. It is assumed from his previous position and interview that he now sees the government as “persecuting ” his church yet the church was approved for millions in SBA Covid PPP funds.

Even if MacArthur’s Grace Community Church returned the Cares Act PPP funds the application processing make the church, in effect, a government contractor being the approved for federal  government agency funds .This status comes with all kinds of strings and compliance issues attached especially related to employment non discrimination like the LGBTQ civil rights protections already in federal agencies policies since the Obama era and reinforced by the recent SCOTUS  employment non-discrimination ruling. GCC would be obligated for years to the SBA, not only to employment numbers,but  also to hiring particular sexual minorities along these new mandated discrimination boundaries.

Alex Newman  explains more in his article here:

https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/35464-amid-covid-19-deep-state-moves-in-for-the-kill-against-churches

MACARTHUR AND HIS CHURCHES APPROVED PPP MILLIONS

MacArthur revealed his church WAS “SENT” the PPP funds. How did this happen? He denied receiving it but who applied for it?

If MacArthur and GCC returned the PPP money for some concerns realized after the fact- why would he not then sound and alarm and warn other churches to refuse or return it?

Instead MacArthur chooses to grandstand by defying state closure orders and playing his GCC  confused PPP facts close to the vest.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/california-pastor-coronavirus-church-newsom-order?

Fox News Interview :

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom is overstepping his executive privileges with “draconian” restrictions by shutting down churches and telling believers they cannot worship during the coronavirus pandemic, a prominent pastor told “Fox News @ Night” Monday.”

“Pastor John MacArther says he has been warned he could face fines or arrest for defying Newsom’s July orders by hosting indoor services at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County, which he says is not warranted by the reality of COVID-19.”

REALITY CHECK

MacArthur has draw criticism through the years for his peculiar form of Pietism and non political engagement. Recent flip flops represented in particular by his CURRENT defiance of California law have been discussed at length on Christian radio and television media of WVW.

 

“John MacArthur has spent over 20 years writing books, articles and delivering sermons that included hurling insults at conservative American patriots for what he denounced as their Christian activism. In fact, MacArthur has declared in his book, Why Government Can’t Save You, that America’s Founding Fathers sinned and violated New Testament principles when they founded America. MacArthur has written that no matter how cruel or unjust Christians must submit to governing authorities because they are ordained of God and thus to disobey them is to disobey God. MacArthur uses a twisted interpretation of Romans 13 and 2 Peter to come to this conclusion. In July of 2020, without any apology to Christian patriots to whom he hurled insults and names, and without any public retraction of his years of written and spoken propaganda and disinformation, MacArthur now practices the very thing he once condemned. Dr. Andy Woods is a seminary president, pastor and trained attorney. He joins Brannon to discuss the troubling contradictions in MacArthur’s public ministry is marked by years of bad theology and flip flops that should have any thinking Christian questioning the discernment of John MacArthur.”

 

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE VALLEY PPP

https://projects.propublica.org/coronavirus/bailouts/loans/grace-community-church-of-the-valley-39b9dc944ea7feba93455fec9919ee10

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LOCATION

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Sun Valley, CA 91352

GCC ANNOUNCEMENTS

MacArthur video to GCC  members on July 31st 2020 .

In the video at minute 3 MacArthur says  that the government sent us (GCC) money but we sent it back”. Yet the funding must be APPLIED FOR  and the SBA is not simply”sending it out”. According to MacArthur in the late July video neither GCC nor GTY have received the government funding yet the  bank through which the funding came and the date the application was approved are included in the report of the PPP funding.

Here is the full transcript of the confusing account by MacArthur and the PPP funds sent to GCC.

““I’ve been hearing around that Grace received money from the federal government in this recent display of government generosity which sent money to a lot of businesses and a lot of places. The truth of the matter is that they did send us money. We did not receive that money, we sent it back. So we have received no money at all from the government, and you need to know that because people are talking about that and it’s not accurate.””

What happened is, I think the government put a lot of folks on their list that money was going to go to and never bothered to change the list, but we did not receive a dime from the federal government, and neither did Grace to You, for that matter.”

MACARTHUR  MISCHARACTERIZED  THE PURPOSE AND THE PROCESS.

THE COVID PPP FUNDING IS NOT “GOVERNMENT GENEROSITY” ON DISPLAY BUT IS PART OF AN SBA PROGRAM FOR LOANS ,WHICH, IF FOLLOWED TO DETAILED COMPLIANCE, CAN BE CONVERTED TO GRANTS.

 

THE PPP FUNDING IS TO AID BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC TO RETAIN EMPLOYEES .

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE VALLEY
Loan Amount
$1-2 million
MUFG Union Bank, National Association
Date Approved
June 17, 2020

 

GCC VIDEO DETAILS BELOW:

 

SBA DETAILS ON PPP CAN BE FOUND HERE :

MANY REFORMED SEMINARIES HAVE TAKEN MILLIONS IN PPP

According one of  the same websites  which tracked the PPP funding that went to MacArthurs GCC , many reformed seminaries like Reformed Theological Seminary,          (Jackson MS) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary , Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and John Pipers Bethlehem Seminary have taken millions of dollars each in Cares Act PPP funds.

https://projects.propublica.org/coronavirus/bailouts/search?q=Masters+University+and+Seminary+

MASTERS UNIVERSITY AND SEMINARY AND COVID -19 AND PPP

It is not yet known if John MacArthur’s The Master’s University  and Seminary (TMUS) have received PPP funds. Or if any other GCC led entities have taken the PPP dollars.

TMUS does have an extensive Covid -19 response plan in place as students are scheduled to return in late August at the same time GCC is defying state orders.

MACARTHUR PROMOTES SUBMISSION WHILE HE COUNSELS REBELLION

HE PREACHES FAITH IN CHRIST WHILE  GCC WAS SENT GOVERNMENT MILLIONS FOR BAIL OUT?

HOW WAS THE PPP FUNDING SENT IF IT WAS NOT APPLIED FOR? IF IT WAS, THEN WHO APPLIED FOR IT ? HAS THE GCC COVID BAILOUT FUNDING ACTUALLY BEEN RETURNED OR IS THERE CONFUSION AS TO ITS CURRENT STATUS? THE FACTS, IN THE END, ARE STILL UNCLEAR.

 

IF MACARTHUR WISHES TO HELP THE BODY OF CHRIST PERHAPS HE CAN OFFER FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON HOW/ WHY THE PPP FUNDS WERE SENT AND PROOF THAT GCC HAS RETURNED THEM. THEN SOUND THE ALARM ON WHY OTHER CHURCHES SHOULD DO THE SAME.

MATTHEW 23

23: 1  Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. 11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

 

 

LAYING SIEGE TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

The war against conservative values moves from Christian college campuses, to private K-12 schools. Is homeschooling next?

AFTER THE SOCIAL JUSTICE WOKE CULTURE HAS ALL BUT DESTROYED
SEMINARIES AND TWO MAJOR CONSERVATIVE DENOMINATIONS, BAPTIST
EDUCATORS TAKE AIM AT INFILTRATING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION WITH NEW
IACE  CHRISTIAN ED. UMBRELLA.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                     7/31/2020

In 2019, David Dockery ,a highly respected Reformed Southern Baptist scholar, moved to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary campus of ousted conservative resurgence leader Paige Patterson. In the latest dispatches from the campus we find out that Dockery will launch an “alliance” for Christian education that holds grim tidings for the future of Christians schools.
You may recall that in 2018, various belligerent camps in the Southern Baptist Convention allied with the Washington Post and social media mobs to smear the previous president, Paige Patterson, as a misogynist. Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president and ERLC fellow. Karen Swallow Prior both joined in on the action, with Prior amassing a small army of Baptist women petitioning the trustees to take action against Patterson.
Two years have passed since that upheaval, and now we see the poisonous fruit of Karen
Swallow Prior’s #MeToo campaign. Judging from subsequent events, the campaign turns out not to have had much to do with social justice after all. In February 2019, Adam Greenway came to Fort Worth to replace Patterson as president. After firing dozens of faculty, claiming a budget crisis (which his administration blamed on Patterson), Greenway then hired a number of new faculty, many from Albert Mohler’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (not coincidentally, the last place Greenway had worked).
In addition, Greenway hired David Dockery. And now that Dockery has had almost a year on campus to situate himself, the reason for his hiring has become much clearer. Dockery is launching a Christian education enterprise to be based on Southwestern’s campus, which will dole out prizes to the very people who led the #MeToo charge against Patterson and paved the way for Dockery’s patron, Greenway, to assume the presidency at the seminary. Russell Moore and Karen Swallow Prior will both be “fellows” of this new institute. Payback?
One can’t help but bring to mind Romans 1:30 ” slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil…” Once given over to their own distorted thoughts, people who replace the truth with falsehoods never stop plotting and scheming.

The fact that the new leaders of SWBTS were long-time employees and operatives of SBTS President Albert Mohler should prompt some concern. SBTS is at the core of controversial teachings which have given rise to Woke/Social  Justice/ Revoice  movements in supposedly conservative churches. Respected Scholars like Dockery and Mohler seem to move seamlessly between their advocacy for Biblical inerrancy and politically popular and trendy things like wokeness and Social Justice.

The Reformer

 

IVORY TOWER SYNDROME

Perhaps it is a type of academic ” IVORY TOWER SYNDROME” that allows such men to espouse one thing theologically while doing the exact opposite with their influential voices and organizations in Christian education. Perhaps voicing support of Biblical inerrancy is not the same as understanding the necessity of simple obedience to all that the Word of God commands. It appears fair to say that “a DOUBLE MINDED SCHOLAR is unstable in all his ways.”

International Alliance for Christian Education to launch in January 2020

Dockery has launched a new institute called the International Alliance for Christian Education. Its plans were announced in a November 2019 press release you can read below:

https://iace.education/news/iace-to-launch-january-2020

“The IACE’s work will cross several boundaries within Christian education, connecting primary and secondary schools, gap year programs, Bible colleges, Christian liberal arts colleges and comprehensive universities, as well as seminaries and educationally focused parachurch organizations. Campus enrollments within the IACE membership range from 250 to more than 10,000 students.”

“Representatives from each one of those sectors are present with us in this room today and they are all committed to the shared work of this alliance,” Dockery said. “As far as I know, this has not taken place before at this scale.” With that in mind, IACE Board of Reference member Robert C. Andringa said he sees the alliance “filled with audacious hope.”

https://iace.education/news/iace-to-launch-january-2020

“The International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE) is a global education network encompassing a variety of educational institutions and organizations in the evangelical tradition. The emergence and vital kingdom importance of Christian education as a global phenomenon calls for Christian educators in every global region and at all educational levels to affirm and unite around their mutual commitments to Christ-centeredness and confessional solidarity.”

https://iace.education/blog/what-is-iace
The main basis for concern with this new organization is two fold:

1st -Many of those in IACE leadership are also part of The Gospel Coalition -the epicenter for serious controversies among Conservative Christians in the last three years.

2nd- IACE is seeking to be a massive umbrella organization for Christian Education and has already pulled many respected organizations into its sphere of influence.

SOME BACKGROUND ON THE GOSPEL COALITION AND CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION
For three years now The Social Justice and Woke movement in conservative evangelical circles has been raising concerns about our seminaries. In two 2016 researched articles titled “Is This The Evangelical Deep State” this writer exposed the origins of much of the coordinated push for social justice-driven economics teaching with organizations like The Gospel Coalition (TGC), curriculum provided by Catholic-led Acton Institute, and funding from Kern Family Foundation ( KFF). As revealed in the book “The New Evangelical Social Engagement” this partnership had spread to over 13 seminaries and an admitted half a dozen Christian colleges and universities. Now those numbers are much higher and growing. Also, through the newly formed IACE, it is about to spread throughout Christian education at every level.

NOTE: IN AN EMAIL EXCHANGE AN IACE LEADER CONFIRMED THAT KERN
FAMILY FOUNDATION IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE GRANTS IACE
LEADERS HOPE WILL PROVE A GOOD “FIT FOR KERN FUNDING”.

TGC is the main vehicle through which these influences have been solidified in the seminaries of several conservative Presbyterian denominations and the Southern Baptist Convention.

The New Evangelical Social Engagement


Kern Family Foundation, which provides the funding discussed in the book linked above,
oversees its grant implementation through the Oikonomia (meaning Stewardship) Network. This is on the same campus as TGC’s home base, TIU, from which the new IACE president David Dockery has recently retired as (undergraduate programs) president. Oikonomia partners, or grant-recipient schools are listed and discussed here:

Our Partner Schools

Other partnering  organizations are listed here which include major IACE partner The  Colson Center.

Other Partners


Other Partners

“In addition to our partner schools, the Oikonomia Network has partnerships with indivdual faculty, as well as affiliate and global partners.”

“Individual Faculty Partners”

“Individual faculty partners are evangelical theological educators who demonstrate commitment to the ON mission in their teaching, research and other activities. For more details, see here.

 

Affiliate Partners

“Affiliate partners of the ON are Christian organizations operating primarily in North America that are missionally aligned with the ON and in a mutually serving relationship with us.”

“Our affiliate partners are:
o Consortium of Christian Study Centers
 Colson Center for Christian Worldview
 Made to Flourish
 Ron Blue Institute
 Sevensided Consulting
 Theology of Work Project (also a global partner)

OIKONOMIA AND RACIAL JUSTICE INTHE TIME OF BLM
Oikonomia has taken a staunch racial justice stand during the recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Examples of recent articles can be seen here:
https://oikonomianetwork.org/?s=social+justice+

These evangelical institution partnerships and the efforts and forces behind it have decidedly political impacts and focuses as well.

https://www.worldviewweekend.com/news/article/justice-voters-kern-and-acton-work-drive-evangelical-voters-left

KFF has funded Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Intersect Project as well as the third way political engagement book of former SEBTS provost Bruce Ashford ,who as we shall see, is a supporter and speaker for IACE events.
https://www.sebts.edu/newsandevents/headlines/2013/12/TheKernFamilyFoundationGrantsSignificantFundingtoSEBTS.aspx

http://intersectproject.org/news/intersect-conference-helps-church-leaders-link-faith-culture/

“Intersect is a partnership between the Kern Family Foundation and SEBTS that seeks to educate people to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and economics so that they can equip others and be empowered to glorify God. The Intersect Conference connects pastors and leaders to work together to bring faith to bear on all areas of culture, work and economics.”
IACE HOST INSTITUTION -SWBTS  RACIAL PURGE OF 2019
MEANWHILE SWBTS WHERE IACE IS BEING HOUSED PURGED VIRTUALLY ALL OF
ITS MINORITY PROFESSORS.

SWBTS began its wayward mission and trajectory after the seeds of the KFF and Oikonomia Network funding had been established on campus there. This was several years before “purges “began at SWBTS.

Over an 18-month period after Albert Mohlers SBTS team took over at SWBTS. Virtually all conservative minority staff and faculty were fired. Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez was among those targeted for intimidation and threats but survived the first wave of purges (in April 2019).

But Dr. Lopez was still in a perilous place among the new "conservative" leadership at SWBTS. His firing was swift and brutal once he stood his ground for academic faithfulness. By the summer of 2020, the web pages of Southwestern showed that Rudy Gonzalez, Leo Day, Steven Ortiz, Robert Lopez, and Gerard Alfaro had all disappeared from the faculty listing, representing cadre of highly qualified Black and Latino faculty put in place under Paige Patterson. Daniel Sanchez appears to be listed as an emeritus faculty. Many white males from Southern were hired as these Black and Latino faculty were being purged; they were enough to show that Greenway fired minorities and replaced them with white men, even in the midst of a national upheaval over racism.

The Purge: SWBTS Insider tells all

A LOOK AT SOME OF IACE LEADERS AND FELLOWS
Let’s look back at recent history. Karen Swallow Prior was a full partner in the efforts to oust Paige Patterson and clear the way for the Mohler team and the establishment of IACE at SWBTS.
The “Purge’s” first casualty at SWBTS was "Conservative Resurgence" leader and seminary president Paige Patterson in a wave of  #MeToo attacks organized in a way similar to the strategies used to take out conservative US Senate candidate Roy Moore. Forces now deep within the IACE leadership, using voices like Karen Swallow Prior and Albert Mohler, pushed for Patterson’s removal from SWBTS leadership.

Prior’s role with the Patterson attacks can be seen in CT story below:

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/may/paige-patterson-swbts-letter-southern- baptist-women-sbc.html

“As Kate Shellnut describes it,”The letter comes from scores of Southern Baptist women, including leaders such as: Karen Swallow Prior, a Liberty University professor and research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Convention; Lauren Chandler, an author, worship singer, and wife of The Village Church pastor Matt Chandler; Jennifer Lyell, a vice president at SBC-affiliated B & H Publishing Group…”

(Chandler’s Village Church has since ,in 2019,  had major sexual scandal a cover up of it’s own along with a lawsuit being field against the church and its leaders )

Prior recently took a position at TGC-affiliated Kern-funded SEBTS and is among the IACE
Fellows. So after helping purge Paige Patterson, she has landed an influential place in the IACE Fellows. To say Prior is a controversial figure in Southern Baptist circles is putting it mildly as her often edgy and pro-LGBTQ inclusion public posturing have ended in calls for her to be removed from SBC leadership as an ERLC Fellow.
Recently Prior endorsed the controversial Revoice movement for LGBT+ thriving in the church from the moment of its 2018 launch. Her boss at ERLC, Russell Moore, who is also an IACE Fellow deflected and denied any knowledge of the Revoice controversy in the 2018 SBC annual meetings in Dallas. During a question & answer session, Moore was asked about Prior’s endorsement of Revoice but he responded by talking about Prior’s injuries from a bus accident.

Albert Mohler

SBTS President, Albert Mohler, is among the IACE Fellows. He is a TGC leader. He has
accepted Kern/Acton curriculum in his Common Weal Project on the SBTS campus since 2014. Mohler also educated and employed the founder of the LGBT+ Revoice (Nathan Collins) and has remained at the epicenter of the Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality /Resolution 9 controversies in the SBC. He educated and employed several of the activist SBTS professors who turned a 2019 resolution submitted to the SBC, condemning CTR and intersectionality, into an affirmation of the Cultural Marxist tools of the trade as "useful to the Gospel.”

Russell Moore

IACE Fellow Russell Moore is one of the most celebrated disciples of Albert Mohler. Moore’s time as head of the ERLC has been fraught with controversy as he openly associated with the Obama administration while leading attacks on then candidate Trump. Moore is a long time Mississippi Democrat whose political ambitions now manifest in his ERLC leadership role.
Moore took on Karen Swallow Prior as an ERLC Fellow and defended her in the Revoice
controversy while denying any knowledge of it. Moore is the object of a current investigation by the Executive Committee of the SBC which is the second time his political positions have impacted SBC giving and put him under scrutiny. Moore’s recent ERLC political engagement document calling for civility was drafted by a Georgetown professor using research from a New Age think tank. Moore has been working openly with Soros-funded, pro-Islamic immigration reform advocacy with Obama Foundation spokesperson and TGC contributor Michael Ware in recurrent Trinity Forum events over the last 3-4 years. Moore works with the radicals from the Paul Singer-backed “& Campaign”, and the NAE/CCCU partners. Together they advocate for Islamic religious freedoms and LGBTQ compromise through their program called Fairness For All.

Moore’s political challenges and fringe activities will one day likely be the cause of his removal at the ERLC. But because of the free hand that was given to him since 2013, most of the damage is already done in setting the Baptist political ideals of the next generation of pastors. ERLC messaging coordination during the Moore administration has come straight from the Acton/ Kern/TGC inner circle with ERLC employment of Acton and TGC long-time editor Joe Carter.

D A Carson

D.A. Carson is the co-founder of TGC and in the IACE leadership. Carson is also at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School ( TEDS )where IACE President Dockery led the undergraduate TIU. Carson has played a major role in shaping the mission and reach of TGC into major seminaries. The heavy media presence of TGC using editors from deep within the Acton /Kern machine, and the once massive TGC conference events have made way for the TGC influence to reshape pulpits and Christian higher education and even church curriculum globally. Carson was also instrumental in commissioning and editing a whitepaper for TGC straight from the heart of the American Psychological Associations for use as the Gold Standard on LGBTQ in both TGC and the “Christ on Campus Initiative.”  The latter has heavily impacted Intervarsity/ CRU/ RUF and other campus-based ministries. Carson has enjoyed widespread, unquestioned influence among Reformed Christians churches and institutions with his TGC co-founder Tim Keller. Only in recent years has the fruit of their work been brought under scrutiny with the sweeping damage of critical theories and social justice within once conservative denominations. One long time industry partner of Carson privately described him last year as a "committed Canadian socialist”.

IACE TAKES ON THE FINAL FRONTIER -DOWN THE LADDER OF CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION

“A new Christian education network is poised to serve on a global scale. This new network, with nearly 60 charter members, is the International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE), and it will encompass a variety of educational institutions and organizations in the evangelical tradition.”

“We believe that the emergence and vital kingdom importance of Christian education as a global phenomenon calls for Christian educators in every global region and at all educational levels to affirm and unite around their mutual commitments to Christ-centeredness and confessional solidarity. Functioning as a network more so than an organization, IACE will seek to create collaborative partnerships and alliances to help connect all sectors of Christian education in a comprehensive manner in order to encourage people to work in a cooperative manner to address common challenges shared by all sectors.”
“As IACE Board Chair Ralph Enlow has so aptly stated, “IACE will seek to unify, synergize, and strengthen collective conviction around biblical orthodoxy and orthopraxy, cultural witness, scholarship, professional excellence, and resourcing of Christian education at all levels.” IACE will seek to provide enablement, connections, and collaborative opportunities for the various aspects of Christian education from early education through doctoral programs. Representatives from primary and secondary schools, gap year programs, Bible colleges, Christian comprehensive universities, divinity schools, and seminaries, in addition to organizations committed to intellectual discipleship and the support of Christian educational entities can be found among the charter members.”
“Those involved with IACE certainly recognize the existence of outstanding educational associations that already specialize in various areas of Christian education. The work of IACE is not intended to compete with or supplant such organizations. IACE will seek to be a network that represents all sectors of Christian education globally, complementing and partnering with existing organizations whenever possible. At the same time, IACE will be more focused than some other Christian education networks in light of the exclusive confessional composition of its institutions and partners.”

IACE LAUDS IT’S STATED “VALUES”

“CHRIST-CENTERED CONVICTIONS”

“COLLABORATIVE AND COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIPS”
“IACE will seek to create collaborative partnerships and network alliances to help connect all sectors of Christian education in a comprehensive manner in order to encourage people to work cooperatively to address common challenges shared by all sectors.”
“CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT AND RENEWAL”
“COMMUNICATION, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES”
IACE AREAS OF REACH IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Next Generation Leadership Development

“IACE will pursue an active role in seeing that tomorrow’s leaders develop strong skills that serves educational, ecclesial and missional entities. Next-Generation Leadership Development through the IACE will address the complex challenges of a secularized, pluralized, and privatized 21st century world. The IACE will develop collaborative and kingdom-focused leadership for the benefit of a variety of entities, including:”
 Seminaries
 Colleges and Universities
 Educationally focused Parachurch Organizations
 Gap Year Programs
 EE-12 (Early Education through Grade 12) schools and programs
https://iace.education/next-generation-leadership-development

CHARTER MEMBER SCHOOLS
https://iace.education/charter-members
FIFTY NINE SCHOOLS AND 7 ORGANIZATIONS

Including:
ERLC /COLSON CENTER / ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
AND ACSI – ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL

Existing and long respected Christian Educational organizations have already joined
IACE. One example is ACSI :
Association of Christian Schools International
ACSI has already joined IACE partner The Colson Center in a recent project and is promoting the book “MINDSHIFT”;.   ACSI published the book entitled by MINDSHIFT edited by Lynn Swanner  which has several mentions of Social Justice terms and concepts.

https://iace.education/leadership

IACE LEADERSHIP IS A WHO’S WHO OF TGC INFLUENCED PEOPLE.

IACE PRESIDENT AND HIS HISTORY WITH THE TGC/OIKONOMIA NETWORK
WOKE CROWD.

David S. Dockery, IACE President, Theologian-in-Residence, Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary
https://catalog.tiu.edu/previous-catalogs/2017-2018/university/leadership-team/
Pres TIU Undergrad at TEDS
“David S. Dockery, PhD President”
Docker edited this book for Kern Family Foundation-Oikonomia Network boss Greg Foster whose offices are on the TEDS campus.
“Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition: Economics
A Student’s Guide”
By: Greg Forster (Author), David S. Dockery (Editor)
Publisher: Crossway
Category: Theology
About the Author:
“Greg Forster (PhD, Yale University) serves as the director of the Oikonomia Network at the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. He is a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the editor of the blog Hang Together, and a frequent conference speaker.”

MORE

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Economics/Greg-Forster/9781433539237

Economics : A Student’s Guide
by Greg Forster and David S. Dockery

 

Greg Forster of OIKONOMIA NETWORK

– Present Program
Director Kern Family Foundation, August 2008 – August 2015″

DOCKERY AND KERN FAMILY FOUNDATION
https://www.intrust.org/Webinars/A-five-year-BA-MDiv
A five-year B.A./M.Div?
How 19 schools are rethinking pastoral preparation.

“Greg Forster, Yale University, June 2002 Fields: Political philosophy, contemporary theory, American government Honors: With Distinction (awarded to approx. one-eighth of doctorates)B.A. in political and social thought, and in rhetoric and communications
studies, University o f Virginia, May 1995 Honors: Highest Distinction (summa cum laude); Phi Beta Kappa Positions Director of the Oikonomia Network, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Faith and Culture Trinity International University, September 2015”

Recorded on: November 2, 2016
“Join Presenters Josh Good, David Dockery, John Mark Yeats, and Mark Belokonny for a discussion of the Kern Family Foundation’s five-year pastoral degree program, underway on 19 seminary/undergraduate campuses. Each speaker will highlight opportunities and challenges associated with this entrepreneurial program, including its impact for future pastors and potential program benefits for your school. Participation in this webinar is free of charge.”

EXAMPLE OF MBA OVERHAUL IN $500,000 GRANT TO SBC/ TGC AFFILIATE
MIDWESTERN
http://www.bpnews.net/44077/500000-grant-launches-mbts-bamdiv-degree
DOCUMENTING IACE LEADERSHIP

IACE SENIOR FELLOWS

Bill Brown, Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture, Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and former President at Cedarville University and Bryan College
D. A. Carson, Ambassador-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition and Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Graham Cole, Dean and Vice President for Education, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Timothy George, Research Professor of Divinity and former Dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Thomas Kidd, James Vardaman Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University

Albert Mohler, President and Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary

Russell Moore, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Michael Oh, Executive Director/CEO, Lausanne Movement

Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of English, Southeastern College/Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary

John Stonestreet, President, Colson Center for Christian Worldview Board of reference/advisory council

O.S. Hawkins, President, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, Texas

Thom Rainer, President, Church Answers and past President, LifeWay Christian Resources
Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
John White III, President, Impact 360 Institute and Lifeshape Foundation
Luder Whitlock, President Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary and Past President,
Trinity Forum
Sandy Wilson, Pastor Emeritus, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee
IACE INAUGURAL EVENT SPONSORS

Sponsors for the IACE meeting included Guidestone Financial Resources, Impact 360 Institute, Christian Education Group, Anedot, B & H Publishing, Crossway, Nxt.pg.com, and Seeds Global Innovation Labs.”
INAUGURAL SPEAKER
BRUCE ASHFORD SEBTS
https://iace.education/blog/renewal-in-christian-higher-education-transpherical-transdisciplinary- transnational Renewal in Christian Higher Education: Transpherical, Transdisciplinary,  Transnational.
Bruce R. Ashford, Jr.
1. “The approach of Christian educators must be transcultural, or, “trans-spherical.”
The essential point I want to make is that the comprehensive nature of secularization must be met with an equally comprehensive response.”

“We must not neglect or minimize the significance of any single sphere of culture.
What do I mean by “sphere”?
 I am drawing upon the great Dutch theologian, educator and political leader, Abraham
Kuyper.
 Different “kinds” of culture
 Center and circumference
o Religion (direction of heart)
o State (justice)
o Art (aesthetics)
o Marriage/family (procreation)
o Church (disciple members / witness to world)

“Sphere sovereignty serves as a sort of divinely-ordained system of “checks and balances”:
 Not at political level (by dispersing gov’t power)
 But at the ontological level (by dispersing cultural power).
A decade from now, I think we will all look back and see the significance of this organization and the prophetic foresight and leadership exercised by David Dockery and others.”
Bruce Ashford, Provost, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ashford SPOKE at inaugural meeting.

“Bruce Ashford, provost at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed cultural, intercultural and international engagement in the final session.”
“Ashford called on the IACE to pursue opportunities to advance a gospel message worldwide that are unique to colleges and universities.” “We should have a humble optimism,” Ashford said. “Jesus lived in the middle of a pagan empire and was able to speak the truth to power. He did so with a humble confidence. “We can be confident too because Christ will return.” Ashford quoted recent estimates that indicate 700 million Christians will reside in Africa by 2025, with 650 million Christians in South America in the same time frame. He suggested many Christians in the global South and East have strong commitments to the authority of Scripture, and the IACE can build on that emerging international foundation.
“The global east and south believe the Bible,” Ashford said.

 

KERN FUNDS AT SEBTS

https://www.sebts.edu/newsandevents/headlines/2013/12/TheKernFamilyFoundationGrantsSignificantFundingtoSEBTS.aspx
SEBTS INTERSECT PROJECT& KERN FUNDING  WENT INTO HIDING ONCE
EXPOSED:
https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/05/15/why-is-kern-the-lead-evangelical-vocation-social-justice-funder-going-into-hiding-at-sebts/

SEBTS ASHFORD’S  ACADEMIC OBSESSION :
Bruce Ashford’s academic focus is on a homosexual atheist who writes on language.
https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/08/18/sebts-provost-erlc-fellow-kern-social-justice-leader-endorses-revoice-founder-promotes-bisexual-atheist-philosopher/

EGALITARIAN ?

IS IACE EGALITARIAN?
Many women-led organizations are members and are leading parts of the inaugural event.

Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of English, Southeastern College/Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary.
Carla Sanderson, Provost, Chamberlain College of Nursing and Provost Emeritus, Union
University.

Yoon Hee Kim, President, Torch Trinity Graduate University, Seoul, South Korea.

Jennifer Marshall Patterson, Director, Institute for Theology and Public Life, Reformed
Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

Barbara McMillin (Secretary), President, Blue Mountain College.

IACE TIES TO THE DEEPLY COMPROMISED CCCU.
The CCCU is already one of the most adrift organizations in Christian education as they have embraced the Paul Singer-funded and Mormon-led Fariness for All movement compromising religious freedoms with LGBTQ “rights” and the current CCCU head is working with Neighborly Faith,” a Christian – Muslim dialog on Christian  campuses  exposing Christians to Islamic propaganda dialog which is in fact promoting the “rights” of Islamic expansion in the West.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/06/20/baptist-must-fire-russell-moore-or-be-bought-by-paul- singer-partners/

Robert C. Andringa, President Emeritus, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.”Having our various Christian education sectors linked together through IACE as an ongoing network holds promise for making our united movement and each sector much more effective as we collectively or individually face challenges.”
Paul R. Corts, Former President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Palm
Beach Atlantic University, and Wingate University. A decade from now, I think we will all look back and see the significance of this organization and the prophetic foresight and leadership exercised by David Dockery and others.”

IACE PARTNER , KERN FUNDED COLSON CENTER

COLSON CENTER / KERN /ACTON

IACE FUNDING THUS FAR
“Funding: IACE members pay an annual membership fee for the services provided, which in turn help to fund the work of the alliance.”
“In addition, start-up gifts and annual donations are helping to launch the initiative. Additional funding stems from the gifts and grants of friends, donors, churches, and other partners.”

WHAT KIND OF REACH WILL IACE HAVE IF ALLOWED TO INFECT ALL
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?
THIS MOVEMENTS’ CENTRALIZED POWERS WILL IMPACT CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION, PASTORAL TRAINING, MISSIONARY DEVELOPMENT , CURRICULUM
AND DISCIPLESHIP IN OUR INSTITUTIONS AND OUR CHURCHES.

TRULY CONSERVATIVE ACADEMICS ARE IN TROUBLE – WHERE WILL ANY OF
THOSE UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE DEEPLY HELD BIBLICAL CONVICTIONS
FIND JOBS ONCE THESE LIBERAL FORCES PREVAIL?

CONCLUSION
No area of Christian solidarity with Biblical fidelity and true conservative conviction is more important than Christian education. On its altars, like the promised seed of Abraham, lay our own children, our future pastors and missionaries and Christian leaders. Our own heritage and posterity are at stake as is Western Christian culture and the celebration and defense of our Constitution, freedoms, independence, prosperity and our faith. Those who have already seriously endangered and infected our Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries now seek to own Christian education as well and by owning it- they will be allowed to own us and our children and their futures.

TIM KELLER JOINS LEFTIST & CAMPAIGN

AFTER HELPING DESTROY HIS PCA DENOMINATION, TIM KELLER SHOWS HIS POLITICAL COLORS BY JOINING DEMOCRATIC PARTY, OBAMA FOUNDATION, AND BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER BACKED & CAMPAIGN “ELDER BOARD”.

By Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                            7/23/2020

For years those who followed Tim Keller closely have been warning about his true left ward political and social justice leanings. Now even the most skeptical fan of  Christianity’s ” great thinker” can see where he stands and what values drive the man behind the theological mask. Keller’s influential organization The Gospel Coalition, co-founded with D A Carson, is a theologically emergent, politically left of center, social justice (false) gospel movement. Keller’s work with Bio-Logos seeks to combine EVOLUTION  and CREATION. It is funded by the Templeton Foundation which promotes the same goals and seeks to endorse and fund  “religion that adheres to no sacred text”, Bio-Logos shows Keller’s deep theological confusion yet no fact to date has confirmed the reality of his broader self contradiction more than his recent surfacing as an “ELDER” for the & Campaign.

WHAT WILL BE TIM KELLER’S LASTING LEGACY ? 

Is Tim Keller “the MOST influential Christian of our time”? These thoughts began to be discussed just behind the headlines when Keller announced last moth that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Please pray for Tim Keller and his family and for the many people under his influence in seminaries, pulpits, Christian media and curriculum today. In the sobering reminder of serious illness anyone would begin thinking about their legacy. Those in Christian ministry in particular, should think about not only legacy but the judgement seat where “every man ( & woman) works will be tried and put to the fire of God’s gaze. Tim Keller, like all of us, must think of his life in light of eternity.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/june/tim-keller-pancreatic-cancer-prayer-chemo-redeemer-nyc.html

If you have been hearing Keller called the “new John Stott” or the “new C S Lewis” or “America’s greatest Christian thinker” then you likely consume far too much unfiltered Christian media. While Keller is a member and teaching elder in the conservative  PCA , his political views and those of The Gospel Coalition he co-founded with D A Carson in 2006 betray a far more left leaning man. So whose report will you believe as the legacy of Tim Keller is defined ?

According to a 2018 episode of the ABC program “UNCOMFORTABLE “,  one of Keller’s TGC leader’s Colin Hansen revealed that the reason that TGC was founded was to counter the bad political choices of evangelicals like the 2016 election of President Donald Trump. Now we also see that Tim Keller has joined the & Campaign which will be discussed in detail further in this article. & Campaign political objectives focus heavily on preventing the re-election of President Trump in 2020.

ABC AND TGC:

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/evangelical-leader-collin-hansen-believes-live-culture-full/story?id=53370130

Evangelical leader Collin Hansen believes we live in ‘a culture full of fear and loathing’

Collin Hansen appears on a new installment of “Uncomfortable.”

Note again that now  Tim Keller himself has joined the & Campaign a decidedly left run organization with USELESS EVANGELICAL leader Joel Hunter and Jim Wallis Sojourners leader Barbara Williams-Skinner .along with others ,to serve in the & Campaigns Elder Board

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

The & Campaign is led by a Democratic Party operative Justin Giboney, Obama Foundation Faith Outreach Ambassador to America’s Believer’s Michael Wear and the entire movement is partnered with the American Unity Fund of pro LGBTQ billionaire Paul Singer. & Campaign seeks to combine “Biblical Values & Social Justice” in third way compromise with conservative and liberal believers but has lacked a single truly conservative voice in its leadership.

MORE HERE ON & CAMPAIGN :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/11/06/tgc-alliance-with-progressive-campaign-launched-at-mlk-50/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/17/russell-moores-friends-at-campaign-hook-up-paul-singer-with-revoice-for-lgbtq-rights/

KELLER IS NO STRANGER TO THE OBAMA POLITICAL CIRCLES

In 2012 Keller and three other evangelicals met with the newly re-elected President Obama at the White House. They promised to use their influence to bring the evangelical church toward the middle of the political “isle ” in decidedly Third Way posture. That meeting and the Third Way ideals touted as “Good Faith” are recounted in a book by Keller partners Gabe Lyons and David Kinnaman .

Home

Keller’s TGC promoted the book in 2016

Counterculture for the Common Good

THINKING CAPS ON FOR A MOMENT

Keller and TGC repeatedly use their influence to shame believers who support conservative politics and have openly opposed the campaign, election and administration of President Donald Trump. During the prior administration of Barak Obama they openly sought “common ground ” and dialog and promised to persuade evangelicals to come into the political middle. TGC even hired then Obama Faith Outreach coordinator Michael Wear to write and speak for TGC. Keller now joins Wear who  continues his work in the Obama Foundation as it’s “Ambassador the America’s Believers”. In Keller’s new role as an Elder at the & Campaign with Michael Wear.Keller continues his close relationship to the Obama political machine and the mystery money behind it.

(Note Keller and TGC ignore that the Obama White House did more to promote Muslim rights and proliferation than to protect Christians. The Obama administration promoted more anti-family- pro LGBTQ policy including the 2015 “victory ” of the SCOTUS  decisions which redefined marriage. By 2015 Obama administration had boosted Title X tax dollar funding promoting abortion from @ $35 million per year to over $530 million per year. President Trump, on the other hand, was the first US President to not only attend but to speak at the March for Life anti- abortion rally in DC. Yet still Keller and TGC are unable to find their “common ground” with the Trump administration while lavishing praise and agreement with the most bloody administration, as far as pro abortion funding, in American history. So we must ask…” How is that possible? “)

& CAMPAIGN AND BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER

The & Campaign is promoting the Alliance for Lasting Liberty as a full fledged partner with “The American Unity Fund”.

The Support

The main legislative action the “Alliance” is promoting is the LGBTQ rights bill called “Fairness for All”. (MORE ON KELLER AND HIS LGBTQ INFLUENCE AHEAD )

ALLIANCE PARTNERS

American Unity Fund:

“American Unity Fund (BILLIONAIRE Paul Singer’s organization ) fully endorses the Fairness for All Act. This is the right solution for such a complex problem that urgently needs to be solved. Fairness for All acknowledges that we live in a diverse society. Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. Those rights can be fully protected while safeguarding religious freedom.”

AND Campaign

“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify.”

Keller and & Campaign’s other Theologically mixed partners in the Alliance for Lasting Liberty :

Seventh-day Adventist Church:

“The Seventh-day Adventist Church applauds the Fairness for All Act’s balanced, principled approach for protecting both religious freedom and LGBT civil rights.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( Mormons) commends the introduction of federal legislation that seeks to preserve religious freedom and protect LGBT individuals from discrimination.”

 

ELDER BOARD FOR & CAMPAIGN

Newly revealed on the & Campaign site are the list of “Elders” offering leadership to the younger crew of political operatives of the Democratic Party and Obama Foundation along with a host of young TGC “Urban Church ” activist pastors.

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DR. TIM KELLER

LIBERAL EVANGELICAL FRINGE LEADER JOEL HUNTER

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http://joelhunter.com/bio

“A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s challenges in a biblical and balanced manner. Cooperation and partnership are hallmarks of his ministry. Together, he believes, we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. “People are missing a way to benefit from differences without compromising their beliefs”, Dr. Hunter has said. “Fear and suspicion of differences limit spiritual maturity. Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. Contrasts can be used to accomplish kingdom purposes.”

“Dr. Hunter was born and raised in Shelby, Ohio, by a mother who “taught me to always love people who were different than I was.” As a result, he became involved as a young adult in the civil rights movement at Ohio University. He came to a crisis of faith after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr”

NOTE -additional background on Joel Hunter’s counter evangelical conservative history:

“He is the author of A New Kind of Conservative (Regal 2008), Church Distributed (Distributed Press 2008) and Inner State 80: Your Journey on the High Way (Higher Life 2009). Hunter accepted the presidency of the Christian Coalition in 2006, but resigned before taking the office.”

“Hunter delivered the closing benediction on the final day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, prayed with Senator Obama on the day of the 2008 presidential election and offered a blessing for President-elect Obama at the Pre-Inaugural Worship Service at St. John’s Church on January 22, 2009. On February 5, 2009, he was appointed to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. In April 2011, he was named a member of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations.”

Climate change activism

“Hunter was asked in February 2006 to sign the Evangelical Climate Initiative, a document recognizing global warming based on the findings of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Fellow signatories included Rick Warren, the presidents of 39 Christian colleges, and the president of the Salvation Army. In the spring of 2006, he was asked to host a TV advertisement by the group . In the summers of 2006 and 2008, Hunter was invited to symposiums on creation care at Windsor Castle. He has since been named by Grist Magazine as one of the top 15 religious leaders in creation care, along with Pope Benedict XVI and the Dalai Lama. “

President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships[edit]

“Hunter served in the inaugural year on the Advisory Council for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2009–2010), which advised President Barack Obama on substantive policy issues including interfaith relations, strengthening the role of fathers in society, and reducing the number of abortions.”

MORE & CAMPAIGN ELDERS

BARBARA WILLIAMS -SKINNER

https://sojo.net/biography/barbara-williams-skinner

SKINNER IS MEMBER OF JIM WALLIS SOJOURNERS NETWORK

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“Trusted advisor, public policy strategist, faith and community leader, author, lecturer, educator, executive coach, and mentor, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner has made an indelible imprint in American public policy, government, diversity, and community relations.”

“Considered one of Washington’s most influential leaders, especially in the faith community, Dr. Williams-Skinner is included in 2008’s “Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers.”

“Dr. Williams-Skinner also served on the White House Faith Counsel focusing on the issues of human trafficking. She was the first female Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, and continues to serve as an advisor to CBC Members and to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Dr. Williams-Skinner and her late husband Tom Skinner co-founded the CBCF Prayer Breakfast nearly 30 years ago. She is the mother of two adult daughters through marriage, grandmother of 11, godmother of 7, with countless mentees and protégés across the nation.”

BISHOP CLAUDE ALEXANDER,   ELDER FOR & CAMPAIGN

 

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https://biologos.org/people/bishop-claude-alexander?

BIO-LOGOS PARTNER WITH TIM KELLER AND FRANCIS COLLINS PROMOTING THE MERGER OF SCIENCE AND FAITH – BISHOP CLAUDE ALEXANDER

BioLogos provides a space where followers of Christ across the disciplines of science and religion are able to affirm their shared belief in and worship of God as the creator of all that is, and their common concern for the proper stewardship of God’s creation in a manner that appreciates the integrity of their disciplines and the authenticity of their faith communities.”

“Through its programs, the points of intersection between science and biblical faith, along with the tensions and challenges, are explored in a collegial fashion that leads all to an enhanced wonder of God and ability to communicate effectively the harmony that is found in them.”

Bishop Claude Alexander

THE CONTRADICTION OF FAITH AND SCIENCE WAS GENERATED BY ATHEIST INTEREST TO UNDERMINE THE BIBLE . BIOLOGOS EFFORTS ARE A FOOLS ERRAND AT BEST AND SEEK TO RECONCILE THESE CONTRADICTIONS BY THE SAME MEANS.

Keller and other Bio-Logos leaders fail to see their own self defeating contradictions.

If you are a biblical 6 day creationist then searching deeper into the work of Bio-Logos is a needed endeavor as it and the Templeton Foundation seek to reconcile Biblical faith with the very faux science that was  introduced to counter the Word of God .

BioLogos Public Engagement: Inviting the Church and the World to See the Harmony between Science and Biblical Faith

“Making high-quality resources of this sort available to non-academic audiences was the inspiration behind BioLogos. The organization, launched in 2007, began as a place to discuss common reader questions about the book The Language of God by Francis Collins, leader of the Human Genome Project. The site hosts a wide range of blog posts, articles, and videos which explore issues at the intersection of science and the Christian faith. Over past decade, the BioLogos website has grown to become one of the most visited resources for information about Christianity and science.”

Tim Keller thinks the business of the Church and the work of the gospel will only succeed in today’s culture if we make such an argument appealing to it with a “high apologetic”. Clearly he has mistaken reason with faith and the work of the Holy Spirit in conversion.

MORE & CAMPAIGN ELDERS CAN BE SEEN IN THE &CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP PAGE SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEWLY ADDED “ELDERS”

MORE REAL KELLER ACTIVITIES

TIM KELLER’S OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT WILL DEFINE HIS LEGACY

FAITH AND WORK

Tim Keller is at the epicenter of the “Social Justice” driven economics teachings which promote “common ground for the common good” as a means to disciple university, seminary students and church members in the central ideals of collectivism and communitarianism. The use of Austrian economics and Hayek mixed with liberal 1970s Catholic Social policy and Libertarian political policy produces both a social and political ideology built NOT on the free enterprise and capitalism espoused by the Faith and Work programs and curriculum but driven by broad globalist collectivist principles behind “human flourishing “. A thin veneer of reformed theological wrapping what Keller and others dub a “Theology of Work”..or “Vocation ” seeks to create the appearance of a Biblical basis for the Faith and Work ideologies despite it’s varied sources politically and socially.

THINKING AND FUNDING FROM OUTSIDE THE CHURCH

The Faith and Work IDEOLOGY espouses that the true value of work is found in laboring for the collective common good which produces “human flourishing”. Social Justice is a central value driving the  Faith and Work ideals which are introduced into seminary curriculum provided by Catholic think tank Acton Institute and taught to leaders and professors through the Acton University. Keller has spoken at Acton’s Annual fundraisers. Keller and Faith and Work advocates in the church work with his TGC and the Oikonmia Network to shape the economic policy and hearts and minds of young believers into ready volunteers in a “Christianized ” version of “The Great Society ” replacing the Gospel with “redeeming culture” , and community development”. The “Theological” underpinnings of which are a hodgepodge is ivy league thinking , total quality management and  politically socialist economics.

https://www.acton.org/acton-notes/volume-28-number-3/timothy-keller-keynote-actons-28th-annual-dinner

Keller has his own “Center for Faith and Work” at Redeemer Church and speaks across the globe with it and other F&W organizations as well as in the centers at various reformed Seminaries in the Kern Family Foundation funded Oikonomia Network and centers for cultural engagement established on those partner school campuses.

NYC CENTER FOR FAITH AND WORK

https://faithandwork.com/

OIKONOMIA NETWORK (BOTH IT AND KELLER’S TGC ARE LOCATED ON THE CAMPUS AT “TEDS” IN DEERFIELD ILLINOIS.)

LIST OF OIKONOMIA PARTNER SCHOOLS

Our Partner Schools

THE HISTORY OF THE SPREAD OF THESE SOCIAL JUSTICE IDEALS IN EVANGELICALISM

The history of the spread of these ideals and funding behind them can be found in the book linked below called  “The New Evangelical Social Engagement.”

The book was reviewed by Keller’s TGC and it’s Themelios journal for pastors .

The New Evangelical Social Engagement

NOTE: The book review promotes the notion that the Emergent Movement in the church made the “Social Engagement” transformation possible among a broader cross section of conservative evangelicals . Keller was in fact working at the ground level created by the Emergent Movement with many of its leaders in the 2010 “MISSION SHIFT” .(Much of its website has also been taken down)Remnants of MS ,along with it’s emergent partners, and Keller’s fellow Lausanne Movement leader Ed Stetzer can still be found here:

http://www.missionalmanifesto.net/

 

FRANKFURT SCHOOL AND TIM KELLER

Tim Keller has subscribed to many Cultural Marxist  think tank ideologies from the University of Virginia’s Institutes for Advanced Studies in Culture. The IASC website “about “page boasted it’s own roots in the Frankfurt School and Vienna Circle until these facts were exposed on multiple Christian media outlets.

https://iasculture.org/about

COMPARE THE PRESENT LINK ABOVE TO THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL ORIGINAL BELOW

https://web.archive.org/web/20170606001257/https://iasculture.org/about

“Our institutional inspiration comes from the close-knit intellectual fellowships of the past (such as the Frankfurt School and the Vienna Circle); our philosophical inspiration comes from a thoughtful re-appropriation of the theologies and classical philosophies which characteristically champion the dignity of the person, the pursuit of the just life, and the flourishing of the human community.”

Tim Keller and the Frankfurt Inspired IASC were involved in the Lausanne Movement “civility ” covenant aimed at third way compromise on issues related to cultural engagement and the LGBTQ issue ,among others, espoused in the  “Civilitas” group in January 2015. It’s website has since disappeared but can be found on internet archives.

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

 

LGBTQ

BY 2011 APPEARANCE IN A VERITAS EVENT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY KELLER COULD NO LONGER PLAINLY STATE THAT HOMOSEXUALITY WAS A SIN IN THIS SECULAR CAMPUS FORUM.

 

IT IS A PAINFUL 6 MINUTES TO WATCH.

What do Christians have against Homosexuality? Tim Keller at Veritas [8 of 11]

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Nov 29, 2011

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university events • life’s hardest questions • relevance of Jesus Christ http://www.veritas.org/media David Eisenbach launches his toughest questions at Tim Keller. Join Prof. Eisenbach and Tim Keller for The Veritas Forum at Columbia. In this clip, Tim Keller offers suggestions on how Christians should treat homosexuals. Over the past two decades, The Veritas Forum has been hosting vibrant discussions on life’s hardest questions and engaging the world’s leading colleges and universities with Christian perspectives and the relevance of Jesus. Learn more at http://www.veritas.org, with upcoming events and over 600 pieces of media on topics including science, philosophy, music, business, medicine, and more!”
NOTE: THIS VIDEO ALONE HAS HAD ALMOST A MILLION VIEWS. WHAT A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY KELLER MISSED TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD.

KELLER AND LIVING OUT /ALLBERRY

BY 2018 TIM KELLER AND HIS WIFE KATHY WERE IN LONDON SPEAKING WITH GAY PRIEST SAM ALLBERRY (A TGC EDITOR ON LGBTQ ISSUES) AT ALLBERRYS LONDON CONFERENCE FOR LIVING OUT .
By 2018 the Living Out LGBT+ ministry of Allberry was introducing an “LGBTQ Church Inclusion Audit that included a call for,among other demands, church members to engage in hiring LGBTQ STAFF, and even sharing of their children with people who identify as LGBTQ. Kathy Keller pronounced the Church Inclusion Audit as “brilliant” and that ” we are taking this right back to our Redeemer Church”.

KELLER’S REVOICE TIES

REVOICE WAS PROMOTED BY ALLBERRY “FOR OUR US FOLLOWERS” AS THE LONDON LIVING OUT CONFERENCE WITH THE KELLER’S WAS ADVERTISED .
REVOICE LGBT+ THRIVING CONFERENCE WAS THE TURNING POINT FOR KELLER’S CIRCLES OF COMPROMISED TGC LEADERS.
MANY OF THE REVOICE PEOPLE WERE STUDENTS, ALUMNI AND SOME EVEN PROFESSORS AT TGC INFLUENCED SEMINARIES.
The Revoice controversy was symbolic of the greater struggle for biblical fidelity against the flood tide of inclusion and LGBTQ political and psychological narratives brought into the church largely  by Keller and his TGC.
The seminaries were deeply infected and Revoice promotion exposed this disturbing reality in both the PCA and the Southern Baptist leadership.
REVOICE ORIGINS WERE IN CONSERVATIVE INSTITUTIONS WHICH INCLUDED CTS AND SBTS . MOST REVOICE LEADERS WERE PROMOTED OPENLY BY KELLER’S TGC BEFORE AND SINCE THE REVOICE CONTROVERSY .

REVOICE FALLOUT IN THE PCA

Revoice caused no small stir in the PCA in 2018. One year later in the June 2019 General Assembly a “committee ” was formed to study the issues behind Revoice and human sexuality and gender to report back the following year at the G A 2020.

A PCA church Memorial Presbyterian had hosted the Revoice event in 2018 with its PCA credentialed, now self proclaimed “Gay Pastor” Greg Johnson. Johnson was given the floor at the 2019 G A and was supported by long time Tim Keller disciple and 12 year staffer for Keller ..Scott Sauls. Also note Sauls was an open endorser of Revoice from the debut of its controversial website and had traveled in 2017 with Revoice founder Nate Collins to plan the 2018 event.

Greg Johnson and the Dead Poets Society

 

REVOICE CELEBRATED PCA VICTORY

REVOICE EVEN SET UP A “HOSPITALITY SUITE AT THE 2019 PCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CELEBRATE THEIR PROGRESS.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/06/30/pca-general-assembly-revoice-hospitality-suite/comment-page-1/

The PCA General Assembly for 2020 was cancelled by COVID-19 so the “Committee Report” was submitted in June of 2020 and the PCA denomination SPLIT  within days of the Committee Report . Tim Keller and close TGC disciple Kevin DeYoung and variety of Revoice ideological adherents to it’s APA rooted narrative on Sexual Orientation ,Gender Identity or SOGI shared in the “committee leadership ” positions.

 

Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality

“The Ad Interim Committee Report on Human Sexuality that has been prepared for the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (originally scheduled for June 2020) is now available.”

“The Ad Interim Committee studied issues assigned by the 47th General Assembly in June 2019. The Report will not be officially presented to the 48th General Assembly until its next scheduled meeting anticipated in 2021. Nevertheless, the Committee is making the Report available to the church at this originally scheduled time because members were commissioned by the Assembly to engage in this study due to pressing needs in our church and society. ”

 

TIM KELLER-HERO OF THE FAITH OR MASTER OF DISGUISE ?

What is the legacy of Tim Keller ? How will his influence in the church be recorded? Depends of who you ask and what information one bases their conclusions upon. The age of the internet has given opportunity for believers to research for themselves and for those who speak up or ask the hard questions  to be labeled as “conspiracy theorist” of “making guilt by association” . However Keller has way too many alliances and associations to avoid a reasonable conclusion of guilt in shared values of those with whom he allies. His politics and social policy do not reflect Biblical Values ,as & Campaign projects but reflect upon motives and goals honest /thinking persons cannot help but question and find disturbing ? Who is Tim Keller? Is he Friend or Foe to the church and it’s place in American culture for the future? Time will tell but, given that  his circles of influence just SPLIT HIS OWN DENOMINATION , things are not looking good for an honest assessment of Tim Keller and his legacy.

In the end , it is God who judges men’s hearts and weighs us in the balance.

Galatians 6

Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”……

 

 

BAPTIST ERLC URGES CHURCHES TO BE “CONTACT TRACERS” FOR COVID -19

AFTER OBSERVING ABUSES AND FRAUD AND POLITICAL WEAPONIZING OF COVID -19 CONTACT TRACING STILL BAPTIST ETHICS ARM URGES CHURCHES PARTICIPATE .

 

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                              7/14/ 2020

 

NYC mayor urged his newly deployed “contact tracers” NOT to report people who participated in Black Lives Matter protest. Yet de Blasio of NY joined many other Democratic Party local officials and mayors accross the nation to take very opportunity to attack the present administrations Covid-19 response leading up to the November election.

A California woman took the on line lessons to be come a contact tracer in California (the state which has banned singing in churches ) and provided documentation of the process and tactics involved in contact tracing and its quarantine mandates.

That video has since been removed by youtube .Here is a  new link with all original screen shots from the CA online courses .

 

http://www.bpnews.net/55084/erlc-encourages-church-civic-partnership-on-covid19-contact-tracing

ERLC encourages church, civic partnership on COVID-19 contact tracing

by Tom Strode, posted Monday, July 13, 2020 (23 hours ago)

WASHINGTON (BP) — “Churches should partner with government officials to fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while receiving First Amendment protections as they cooperate, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said in a new statement.”

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“The ERLC issued a document July 10 that provides guidance to church and civic leaders regarding the effort to protect public health, particularly through the process known as contact tracing. In the procedure, trained workers contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 so those potentially infected individuals can isolate from others and thereby prevent the spread of the virus.”

“The ERLC’s “Statement of Principles of Church-Civic Partnership on Contact Tracing” was released as COVID-19 cases are increasing in many states after periods of decline. As of Monday (July 13), 135,400 deaths from COVID-19 and more than 3.33 million confirmed cases have been reported in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.”

ONE OF TWO AUTHORS OF THE ERLC CONTACT TRACING DOCUMENT

ERLC’S BRENT LEATHERWOOD

“Most churches and other religious bodies have returned to in-person, corporate worship after abiding by government restrictions that prevented such gatherings during the first several weeks of the pandemic. The return to in-person meetings offers the potential for exposure to people with the virus even when churches implement such measures as social distancing and the wearing of masks.”

“Contact tracing could be the next tension point between church leaders and civic leaders, but it doesn’t have to be so,” said Brent Leatherwood, a statement co-author and ERLC chief of staff. “We thought it was important to provide a framework for leaders in both spheres to consider how it could be done in a way that respects the roles and duties that church and state play in serving their communities during this crisis.”

HOW CONTACT TRACING WORKS ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA PROGRAM IN THE REMOVED VIDEO .

“Here is how California’s contact tracing training online shows it works . CT workers are trained to track and notify people via cell phone and other tracing methods. IF you have returned to work- a big if still for many and someone at work- or on the train or bus or in the diner or fast food at lunch – or at church – or an event you have been to test positive … then everyone -including your entire work force and all those other locations you and the determined infected person has been in contact with are forced into 14 day quarantine .”…..” How often can it happen? Every time a new “case ” is diagnosed . Who pays for the lost time at work? Supposedly your employer who has been unable to run the company for months and still at 1/2 or 1/4 scale – and his h/her Workman’s Comp insurance”

CONTACT TRACING – THE LATEST ERLC CHURCH GROWTH STRATEGY?

Churches are already struggling to meet and to survive . How many people would want one more possible exposure to being placed in yet another mandatory quarantine for 14 days by coming to church which has it’s own “in house tracers” and trained cyber snitches? Guess no one has really thought his one through.

REST OF THE HISTORY WITH ERLC LEATHER WOOD

Leatherwood was hired by Russell Moore to work in the ERLC after the Tennessee Republican Party booted Leatherwood for subverting conservative Republican candidates and for almost bankrupting the TN GOP.

 

https://www.nashvillepost.com/politics/tennessee-gop/article/20830780/infighting-in-both-tndp-and-tngop

“Several party members, including Wilson County Republicans, have called for the firing of Walker Ferrell, as well as party chairman Ryan Haynes and Brent Leatherwood, the state party’s executive director, arguing that they have condoned activity that undermines the work of incumbent Republicans.”

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/23/wilson-county-gop-calls-firing-state-party-chairman/84784598/

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/politics/wilson-county-gop-calls-for-firing-of-state-party-leader/212332494

“In the resolution, the 11-member Wilson County Republican Executive Committee called for the termination of Haynes, a Knoxvillian and former lawmaker; Brent Leatherwood, the state party’s executive director; and Walker Ferrell, the party’s political director.”

“The vote was based on the state party leaders’ decisions surrounding a political consulting firm, led by Ferrell’s wife, that was working with candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year’s primary.”

“The move comes one month after 27 House Republicans called for Ferrell to be fired after it was revealed that his wife, Taylor Ferrell, the founder of Southland Advantage, a Hendersonville-based political consulting firm, had been working for two challengers of incumbent Republicans.”

 

“Therefore, as the Executive Committee of the Wilson County Republican Party, we immediately demand that the State Executive Committee call a special session to consider the immediate termination of Ryan Haynes as Chairman, Brent Leatherwood as Executive Director, Walker Ferrell as Political Director and to terminate all contracts with Taylor Ferrell and to issue public apologies on behalf of the Tennessee Republican Party to all Republican Incumbents affected by their actions,” the resolution states.

“We want them all fired because it destroys faith in the process,” Jeff Hartline, vice-secretary of the Wilson County Republican Party Executive Committee, said on Monday.The process he was referring to is a provision in the state GOP bylaws that prohibits the Wilson County Republican Party and similar entities throughout the state from being involved in primary elections.”

LANDING A JOB IN THE ERLC WITH DEMOCRAT RUSSELL MOORE.

ERLC Hires Leatherwood from TN GOP January 2017

http://www.bpnews.net/48233/former-tenn-gop-executive-director-joins-erlc

GIVEN LEATHERWOOD’S PAST EXPERIENCE AND WORK AT TN REPUBLICAN PARTY- ERLCS RUSSELL MOORE DECLARES “A PERFECT FIT ” FOR HIS ERLC.

“Former Tennessee GOP Executive Director Brent Leatherwood has been appointed as the new director of strategic partnerships for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.”

“in this role, Leatherwood will work to further the organization’s reach in the public square through coalition building and mobilizing, and by serving as an advisor on both state-level and national policy goals.”

“Brent Leatherwood is the perfect fit to serve as our director of strategic partnerships,” said ERLC President Russell Moore.”

 

 

 

LEATHERWOOD IS ALSO  THE ERLC EMPLOYEE WHO TOLD DALLAS POLICE TO REMOVE THIS AUTHOR FROM THE SBC ANNUAL MEETINGS IN 2018.

NOW LEATHERWOOD LOOKS TO BE THE PERFECT CHOICE TO FORM THE BAPTIST CONTACT TRACING IN HOUSE SNITCHES TO TRACK TRACE AND REPORT FELLOW BAPTIST.

How far with the SBC slide -or slump toward the police state ? To quote a wise Latin grandmother” that kind of winds bring this kind of dust” in other words hire people like Moore and Leatherwood and this is what you get. Baptist and evangelicals deserve better but don’t need to hold their breath .

 

ANOTHER BAPTIST ERLC GUY PUSHING PRO ISLAMIC DIALOG.

RUSSELL MOORE CONTINUES TO DISTURB CONSERVATIVE BAPTIST WITH HIS HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH SOROS FUNDED NIF AND HIS STAFFERS PUSHING “NEIGHBORLY (INTER)-FAITH” DIALOG.NOW THE PLOT THICKENS

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                       7/8/2020

Weary common sense conservative Christians who follow the latest jaw dropping compromise of the chief Baptist ethicist have yet ANOTHER  revelation to face. Not only is the ERLC and Russell Moore leading out in the conversation with “LGBTQ  RIGHTS” with deeply compromised organizations like the CCCU and the NAE and with Paul Singer funded & Campaign but the ERLC “multi-faith dialog with Islamic leaders is ramping up.

Moore and his recent meeting with pro LGBTQ “Fairness for All” advocates:

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/06/20/baptist-must-fire-russell-moore-or-be-bought-by-paul-singer-partners/

Moore’s ERLC pro Muslim policy leaders have taken on even broader dimensions with participation in the Wheaton College “Neighborly Faith” event pushing “Christian -Muslim dialog”.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/11/07/erlcs-daniel-darling-in-interfaith-movement-leadership/

DECONSTRUCTING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

The ever widening circle of antithetical issues to Christian faith and Constitutional protections of it which the Russell Moore machine insist we embrace are classic deconstructionism .

Most if not all of ERLC’s  goals look to be primarily focused on some political agenda being served like participation in the Islamic Refugee Settlement -something the SBC and NAMB have positioned themselves  well to cash in on. It is even possible that the anti- Trump rhetoric of Moore and his ERLC may be more about  a love of government lucre than about a hatred of Trump. Either way the ERLC released it’s voter “civility guide” in December 2019 crafted to persuade Christians they live in a “pluralistic society” coming from a point of weakness where being too conservative might “actually hurt their cause AND the Gospel”. The Civility Guide for political engagement comes from a Georgetown Professor (himself an ERLC Fellow ) and a RABIDLY “new age ” think tank so consider the sources. Questioning how standing down is a way to stand up for Christian protections and how protecting Religious Liberty by promoting the interest of sexual rights, redefining family, and rival religious systems would be “lacking civility”. Standing firm for American standards of Constitutional freedoms -well that would be the rankest form of “nasty nationalism”. Right?

ERLC CIVILITY GUIDE FOR 2020 ELECTION CYCLE

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/26/erlc-mr-civility-more-anti-trump-than-christianity-todays-galli/

NOW THE PODCAST

ERLC FORMER POLICY ADVOCATE FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ON CAPITAL HILL HAS A “MULTI-FAITH PODCAST”

“A CHRISTIAN AND A MUSLIM TALK POLITICS AND RELIGION.”

https://www.crossingfaiths.com/

About the show

“Two friends, Matt Hawkins (a former policy director for the Southern Baptist Convention) and John Pinna (former Executive Director of American Islamic Congress) talk religion and politics. The podcast delivers weekly episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background.”

“WE PREFER  MULTI-FAITH NOT INTER-FAITH “

Hawkins reveals that the podcast might be a bit troubling to some and its reception might be a bit slow to catch on but he and the interviewer see the approach as a big step forward. He sites Paul D Miller in the interview who wrote the Civility Report for ERLC in and gives some details about his relationship to and more about  his Muslim partner on the podcast linked below. Both seem to prefer the label “Multi Faith Dialog ” to “Interfaith Dialog ” although the wordplay and hairsplitting over names hardly alters the purpose or outcomes .

 

“Matthew (Matt) Hawkins is a PhD student, podcaster, and writer. Most content focuses on the intersection of religion and politics. His current podcast projects include as cohost of Crossing Faiths: A Christian & a Muslim Talk Religion & Politics, and as associate producer of a forthcoming legal podcast from WORLD Radio.”

“Matt is available as a speaker, consultant, writer/editor.”

“A native of West Virginia, Matt previously served as a Policy Director for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) in Washington, D.C. The ERLC is the public policy arm of The Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest organization of Protestant Christian churches with over 46,000 congregations nationwide. Through broadcasting and government relations, a 17 year career with the ERLC provided Matt with a front seat to the nation’s debates involving religion and politics (2001-2018). “

 

“After 8 years in Washington, Matt relocated to the Nashville, TN area where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in public theology via Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC). Alongside, he writes and consults at the intersection of religion and the public square. Matt holds an M.A. in Ethics and Public Affairs from George Mason University and a B.A. in Business & Administration from Belmont University.”

“Matt’s experience includes participation with the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, as co-chair of the Congressional Working Group and later on the Steering Committee. The IRF Roundtable is perhaps the most politically and religiously diverse gathering in DC, uniting across deeply held divisions to advance a most basic human right—religious freedom—around the globe.”

“Matt was also the founding host & producer of the ERLC’s Capitol Conversations podcast for 4 years, interviewing other advocates and policy makers including members of Congress and ambassadors. Matt has been published at The Wall Street Journal, ERLC.com and in a collaborative contribution to a chapter in the academic title, The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States (2017), “Persuasive Ambassadors: The Southern Baptist Commitment to Religious Freedom for All”.

 

ACCORDING TO HIS BIO-

HAWKINS WORKS FOR A UNITED NATIONS AFFILIATED ORGANIZATION ADVOCATING FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FROM A CLEARLY “INTERFAITH” /GLOBALIST STANCE.

https://www.irfroundtable.org/blank-page

PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW STATEMENT

“The IRF Roundtable is an informal group of individuals from non-governmental organizations who gather regularly to discuss IRF issues on a non-attribution basis. It is simply a safe space where participants gather, speak freely in sharing  ideas and information, and propose joint advocacy actions to address specific IRF issues and problems. In response to various participant-led initiatives regarding the protection and promotion of freedom of religion, conscience, and belief in the U.S. and abroad, all participants have the opportunity to self-select into coalitions of the willing.”

“The Roundtable meets every three months in the U.S. Capitol and average attendance has grown to 60-75 participants from civil society and government, including senior staff members from the State Department, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the U.S. Helsinki Commission, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, the International Religious Freedom Caucus, members of Congress, and foreign embassies.”

“The goal of the Roundtable is to reverse the rising tide of restrictions on religious freedom that has been spreading across the world. According to the Pew Research Center’s latest annual study on global restrictions on religion, 83% of the world’s population lived in countries with high or very high levels of restrictions and/or hostilities in 2015 (up from 79% in 2015, 74% in 2014; and 68% in 2007).”

“In this direction, the purpose of the Roundtable is to advance IRF by:”

1. Engaging the U.S. government to make IRF a foreign policy and national security priority so:

  • IRF is fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy and national security, including democracy promotion,

  • public diplomacy, counterterrorism, and multilateral strategies.

  • U.S. foreign policy tools are used to advance religious freedom around the world, per the mandate established by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.

  • The political and cultural institutions necessary to advance religious freedom are continually supported, facilitated, and protected at home and abroad.

  • Global levels of religious intolerance, discrimination, persecution, terrorism, and instability are significantly reduced.

2.” Engaging civil society leaders, other governments that protect and promote religious freedom, and multilateral, intergovernmental institutions to coordinate joint advocacy efforts.”

3. “Engaging in meaningful dialogues with governments that restrict religious freedom, so as to:

  • Politely but persistently push factual reports that document violations of their own constitutions and/or international commitments.

  • Frame the issues in their best interests, and increase mutual understanding and respect of religious communities and dynamics.

  • Agree on a process to resolve differences related to particular situations in their countries.

  • Create a mechanism for improvement of policies and practices, and for verification.”

“While participants of the IRF Roundtable continue to engage the U.S. government to do more to advance IRF, and work with it when and where it can help, they do not rely exclusively on it to achieve the goal. Rather, participants also reach out directly to other governments. The meaningful dialogues they have opened with ambassadors, embassies, and delegations are designed to grow into results driven collaborations. Indeed, they are manifestations of “bottom-up” civil society engaging the “top-down” of authoritarian governments, something participants want to model in the context of multiple bilateral relations. To borrow from the language of diplomacy, the Roundtable represents a creative intersection of “Track 1” (governmental) and “Track 2″ (civil society) its emerging model is a true demonstration of “Track 1.5” engagement in action, through which strategic partnerships, collaborations, and consultative relationships between governments and civil society organizations might advance peace and prosperity.”

“Policy regarding the Chatham House rule:”

“The International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable model is based on participants being able to discuss religious freedom issues freely in a “safe space.” The creation and maintenance of this “safe space” is thus a foundational principle that allows participants from a wide range of backgrounds and religious beliefs to convene, discuss, and act on facts, circumstances, proposals, and policies in support of religious freedom worldwide. Such a “safe space” needs to be fiercely protected in a world in which, for many people in too many locations, it is dangerous to speak up and raise issues that impact religious freedom. The use of the Chatham House Rule is one key means to creating a safe space for effective discussion and action.

ERLC’S HAWKINS WORKED ON THE IRF STEERING COMMITTEE .ITS WORK IS DESCRIBED BELOW .

The Steering Committee intends to steward and protect this free and safe forum by the use of the Chatham House Rule, and so, when necessary, will take actions to protect the IRF Roundtable model. Therefore, as determined by the Steering Committee, if any individual, representative, or group violates the Chatham House Rule in a way that undermines the IRF Roundtable model and/or the safety of its participants or others, they will be removed from the mailing list and dis-invited to any and all future events and activities directly organized and/or hosted by the IRF Roundtable.”

CONCLUSION

ERLC IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF MULTI-FAITH DIALOG AS AMERICAN CHURCHES AND OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PROTECTIONS ARE UNDER MASSIVE ASSAULT. COVID-19 HAS BEEN USED TO SHUT DOWN CHURCH SERVICES AND EVEN OUTLAW SINGING /WORSHIP IN SOME PLACES.

DAILY SCOTUS DECISIONS ARE  PAINTING AMERICA’S CHURCH INTO VERY SMALL /LIMITED SPACES.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS BURNING DOWN WHILE MOORE AND HIS DISCIPLES FIDDLE WITH THEIR LGBTQ AND MUSLIM FRIENDS.

As always the ERLC under Russell Moore, as well as his many disciples in its employ – retain a distracted focus on other issues. Moore’s disciples who have moved on from the ERLC continue the same mission. Matters of interfaith religions, LGBTQ rights, refugee rights  and resettlement, redefining the family and transforming the political engagement of Baptist and the broader American Christian Conservatism seem the common ERLC obsession. Appeasing the international community with diversity and inclusion, hanging out at UN and IRF events and espousing the language of “human dignity” over  individual freedoms and even the U S Constitution appear to be the goal rather than any of the task their job descriptions call for. Dropping the ball on protecting and preserving Christians Religious Liberty -as the ERLCs name and history imply…to Moore and his underlings must seem the “Ethical ” and “Christian” thing to do. If so, then they do it very well.

TGC’s GAY “CHRISTIAN” PRIEST OFFICIATES RAVI ZACHARIAS SERVICE

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR APOLOGETICS THINKERS OF THE LAST 35 YEARS NOT ONLY EMPLOYED TGC SSA EDITOR BUT CELIBATE PRIEST SOGI PROMOTER / ANGLICAN WAS CHOSEN TO OFFICIATE HIS FUNERAL.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                            7/ 7/ 2020

There was no more respected voice in PCA and TGC wing of the Reformed movement than Ravi Zacharias. Ravi passed away on May 19 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 74.

The sinking feeling this author and many more had over RZM promotion of Sam Allberry and his APA/ Yarhouse / Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) narrative is only deepened by the news that Allberry officiated at Zacharias funeral service. (This report is in no way meant to speak discouragingly to the Zacharias family in their grief and loss. It is merely to follow through with the many devoted followers disturbed by RZM connections to the SOGI narrative negatively influencing the church in recent years.)

RZM had employed popular Same Sex Attracted or  SSA ( at times self identified “gay Christian” ) Anglican Priest Sam Allberry for several Years. Allberry is also an editor at The Gospel Coalition and one of two self professing “SSA Christians” on the RZM team.

Sam Allberry is a very controversial figure  in the “LGBTQ Christian” Thriving in the Church – Industry. He remains popular with Southern Baptist Albert Mohler and protege’ Russell Moore whose ERLC first brought Allberry to US audiences from the UK in 2014 . Recently Allberry took heat for promoting the controversial Revoice movement in early May 2018 but went into stealth mode removing tweets promoting “Revoice for our US followers” on his “Living Out” ministry  social media . BUT by July 5th 2020 Allberry and the edgy and controversial Revoice message of “LGBTQ Christianity” and  “Queer Christian ” and voices have merged.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/07/06/tgc-and-erlc-can-stop-scamming-us-revoicing-lgbtq-in-the-church/

RZM REPORTS ON SERVICES

 

“Our hope is as certain as Jesus’s grave is empty,” said Sam Allberry in solemn graveside service.

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“Our hope is as certain as Jesus’s grave is empty,” said Sam Allberry in solemn graveside service.

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Ravi Zacharias was laid to rest on Thursday, May 21, in a private ceremony in Georgia. It was a largely overcast day with glimpses of sunlight piercing through the clouds, a reflection of those who were mourning below with glimpses of hope piercing through the mournful occasion. His family gathered to honor not just the leader of a global ministry or an evangelist-apologist who crisscrossed the globe in the service of Christ, but a loving husband, a nurturing father, and a loyal and generous brother. Sam Allberry, who officiated the service, rightly reminded all that this is not the end of Ravi’s story. Hovering over the whole ceremony was the confidence of the words that had saved Ravi’s life 57 years ago: “Because I live, you will also live” (John 14:19).

Allberry gently ministered to the family through his message of hope and assurance in Christ during the graveside service. He explained that the Christian’s hope is grounded in the assurance of Christ’s life and faithfulness. Since Christ lives, we know that Ravi lives. In that sense, the grave is something of a painful deception. Ravi now rests cradled in our Lord’s earth not as one who has been snatched from life, but as a dear saint ultimately liberated to life everlasting in the presence of his Lord and Savior. Using an analogy fitting of a man who had spent his life spanning the globe, Allberry described the grave as an airport transit lounge visited before one reaches their final destination. We know it is not the final destination because it was not Christ’s final destination. “Our hope,” Allberry said, “is as certain as Jesus’s grave is empty.”

 

https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/ravi-zacharias-buried-in-casket-built-by-prisoners?

 

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Many changes have become evident in evangelical circles over the last 5 to 8 years. Many new voices are coming into the “conversations” being forced upon the church by the culture and by activism inside the church. Also some long time standard bearing voices have begun to sound an uncertain sound for the church in the arena of human sexuality and gender norms.This change in message and uncertainty could not come at a worst time for the church and the culture. Our prayers are with the Zacharias family and with the church in these sorrow filled days.

 

 

TGC AND ERLC CAN STOP SCAMMING US. THEY ARE “REVOICING” LGBTQ IN THE CHURCH.

AT LONG LAST THOSE FEW REMAINING SKEPTICS CAN CONFIRM- REVOICE AND ALLBERRY ARE TEAM PLAYERS.

REVOICE, WHOSE RADICAL AGENDA HAS NOW SPLIT THE PCA, LEADER PROVIDES OPEN PROOF POSITIVE THESE SSA BUT CELIBATE AND PROFESSIONAL GAY CHRISTIANS PINING AND WINING ACROSS AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME MOVEMENT.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                      7/5/2020

 

The Revoice LGBTQ Thriving in Historic Christian Tradition (i e conservative churches and denominations ) first came to light in Early May 2018 when The Gospel Coalitions popular gay priest Sam Allberry  and his Living Out twitter page tweeted about it while promoting his June 2018 London Conference with fellow TGC thinker and co-founder Tim Keller.

 

Living Out Retweeted Living Out

“And for our US followers, there is of course the http://revoice.us  event coming up in July which we highly recommend!”

Allberry himself engaged direct responses to the Living Out tweets but quickly took down all tweets related to Revoice conference once the controversy in the US proved the Revoice event was not such an easy sell to their “US Followers” after all. Allberry and Living Out then placed distance enough between themselves and Revoice  to maintain some plausible deniability over the relationships these leaders had among TGC /PCA and Southern Baptist circles.

NOW THE CLOAK AND DAGGER IS OVER AS ALLBERRY WORKS DIRECTLY WITH REVOICE LEADER AND  SPEAKER PRESTON SPRINKLE.

Preston Sprinkle recently posted an interview with his “good friend Sam Allberry” .

“Is the Bible Anti-Gay?”
“Sam Allberry is a pastor, author, scholar, speaker, and apologist. He’s also attracted to the same sex. I talk to Sam about how he’s navigated what the Bible has to say about same-sex relations. “
Is the Bible Anti-Gay? Sam Allberry

 

#SamAllberry#samesexattraction#gay

Is the Bible Anti-Gay? Sam Allberry

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ALLBERRY’S POPULARITY PROMO TEAM INCLUDES BAPTIST ALBERT MOHLER AND RUSSELL MOORE

Sprinkle talks  about Sam Allberry’s global popularity. That popularity comes from his being chosen in 2014 to be a featured speaker at the ERLC conference on “The Gospel Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage in Nashville where Albert Mohler infamously recanted and repented of “denying homosexual orientation ” disowning a biblical theological response to the massive surge growing among LGBTQ activism in the Obama administration.
Once Allberry had boosted Revoice “for our US Followers” it was discovered that Revoice founder Nates Collins was teaching New Testament at Mohler’s Southern baptist Seminary SBTS in Lousiville while planning the Revoice event in St Louis. Collins carries 2 degrees and spent a total of almost 15 years at Mohlers Baptist institution and did his dissertation on the topic of “VIRGIN AS A THIRD GENDER IN THE NEW TESTAMENT”.

ALLBERRYS POPULARITY CONTINUED TO GROW AS HE BECAME AN EDITOR FOR TGC AND EVEN RAVI ZACHARIAS .

T4G ALSO HOSTED A 2015 PANEL WITH MOHLER /MOORE /ALLBERRY 

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Homosexuality: Our Third Rail?

Homosexuality: Our Third Rail?

“Speakers: Albert MohlerRussell MooreSam Allberry Year: 2014 Session: Panel Session

Al Mohler sits with Sam Alberry, author of “Is God anti-Gay?”, and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, to discuss the issue of homosexuality. Mohler says that, “this issue is in many ways the frontline issue of our engagement with the culture and with people — some of whom struggle with this issue personally. Others struggle with how anyone can hold anything other than the position that the dominant culture says is mandatory.” Holding this in tension, these brothers discuss how this issue affects our evangelism and ministries.”

DR. WILLIAMS VIDEO: ALBERT MOHLER COMPROMISE

Dr. E S William video examines and exposes Albert Mohlers ties to Allberry and to Revoice.

“Albert Mohler and the Gay Revolution”

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” The purpose of this video is to evaluate the teaching of Dr Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on the subject of homosexuality. Mohler is encouraging the Church to embrace the issue of sexual orientation, a psychological concept that is entirely without biblical warrant. He accuses evangelicals of having lied about the nature of homosexuality and of practicing a form of homophobia. He fully supports the ministry of same-sex attracted Sam Allberry, a Church of England priest. His position is similar to that of the gay agenda, which seeks to normalize homosexuality in society and the Church.”
Mohler and Moore have openly promoted Allberry since 2014 but denied or dodged support of Revoice which promoted “LGBTQ and  Queer Christianity” and pushed for “inclusion of Sexual Minorities ” in the church as Allberry quickly removed his open support of Revoice in 2015 .
BUT now the much loved speaker for the ERLC/ TGC/ SBC/ PCA Sam Allberry is openly working with controversial Revoice leader, speaker and promoter Preston Sprinkle
in Sprinkles Center for Faith Sexuality and Gender in its latest video series.

NOW THE SCAM IS UP .

NO MORE SPACE TO DENY THAT THE MOVEMENT IS A SINGLE INSIDE JOB AMONG EVANGELICALISM TOP TIER LEADERS TO PUSH NORMALIZATION OF GAY CHRISTIANITY …EVEN IN REVOICE MOST RADICAL TERMS.

1ST JOHN 1

Fellowship with Him and One Another

“5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

MANY HAVE WARNED WITH PROPHETIC VOICES THAT THE PRO LGBTQ MOVEMENT BEHIND REVOICE WAS A DESTRUCTIVE INSIDER EFFORT. NOW THOSE WARNINGS ARE CONFIRMED.

Authority of the Prophet’s Message

AMOS 3

1 Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying:

“You only have I known of all the families of the earth;
Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey?
Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?
Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it?
Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing at all?
If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid?
If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?

Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
A lion has roared!
Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken!
Who can but prophesy?

 

 

BAPTIST MUST FIRE RUSSELL MOORE OR BE BOUGHT BY PAUL SINGER MOB.

RUSSELL MOORE OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST ERLC IS NO STRANGER TO THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS ON LGBTQ CONCERNS FOR THE CHURCH. NOW HE IS WORKING OPENLY WITH 3 MAJOR “FAIRNESS FOR ALL” ADVOCATES PARTNERED WITH BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER .

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                             6/19/20

Fairness for All is the “compromise ” for religious freedom offered by the Mormon church and Utah legislators as the “Utah Compromise”. In exchange for token religious protections and exemptions and in response to Activist dream list Equality  many “Christian Religious organizations like the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) have teamed with the Mormon Church and the GOP to offer up Fairness for All as THE answer to threats against Religious Liberty from the advance of LGBTQ “rights.

SOME SINGER HISTORY FROM LIBERTY COUNCIL

https://www.lc.org/newsroom/details/072516-lgbt-activist-paul-singers-tangled-web-with-christians-to-reach-millennials

In the same week as SCOTUS decision to offer protected civil rights status to Sexual Orientation  Gender Identity (SOGI the legal language of LGBTQ) in matters of employment discrimination under Title VII- Russell Moore , who has denied support of Fairness for All is now announced on June 18th HE WILL BE working with a host of supporters of the Fairness For All  legislation .

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Join us on June 26 for an online conversation with The Trinity Forum on “Crisis-Ready Leadership,” featuring And Campaign Executive Director Justin Giboney, CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra, National Association of Evangelicals President Walter Kim, & ERLC President Dr. Russell Moore. https://bit.ly/2N3LbeV

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“Join the Trinity Forum and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities on Friday, June 26th for a conversation on leadership in a time of crisis. What does it take to listen, respond, learn, and lead? How do leaders prepare for the unexpected and unpredictable? Shirley Hoogstra, Russell Moore, Justin Giboney and Walter Kim will highlight the historic values of leadership, share lessons learned from their own life, and provide encouragement for leaders today.”

“Shirley V. Hoogstra became the seventh president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in September 2014. In this role, Hoogstra combines her zeal for the rule of law and her passion for Christian higher education as she promotes the value and purpose of high quality, Christ-centered liberal arts education that shapes students who love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind.”

“Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including “Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel” and “The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home.”

“Justin Giboney is the Executive Director for the AND campaign, and an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure. He served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative.”

“Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He also serves as pastor for leadership at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kim received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He regularly speaks at college campuses, churches, and retreats, on biblical theology and cultural issues.”

 

THE PROBLEM WITH MOORE’S PARTNERS

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/december-web-only/fairness-for-all-evangelicals-explore-truce-lgbt-cccu-nae.html

“Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights”

“It worked in Utah. But national effort by the CCCU and NAE will be more complicated.”
“In recent months, the CCCU and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) have discreetly led the charge to get evangelical institutions to think through potential legal options to safeguard their Christian distinctives as they look ahead to 2017. They met with more than 200 leaders in 9 cities to discuss Fairness for All, an approach that would bring together religious liberty defenders and LGBT activists to lay out federal legislation to secure rights for both.”
“The recent action by the boards of two organizations who have been nationally visible as representing conservative evangelicals is “The Great Evangelical Sellout” for a number of critical reasons, not the least of which are wrongfully capitulating to one of the most deceptive Straw Men of modern cultural and political issues.  The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) are supporting the inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in federal Civil Rights protections, a patent rejection of biblical truths, moral law and sound Constitutional principles.”

CCCU EMPLOYS REVOICE MARK YARHOUSE AS A “SENIOR  FELLOW”.

http://sexualidentityinstitute.org/sample-page/dr-mark-yarhouse/

“Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities.”

YARHOUSE IS THE THOUGHT LEADER TGC AND VARIETY OF COMPROMISED ORGANIZATIONS ADOPTING APA SOGI IDEOLOGY.

“Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was recently invited to write the featured whitepaperon sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”

 

REVOICE JUST SPLIT THE ONCE CONSERVATIVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF AMERICA 

Leaving the PCA

“I could cite many other issues of concern but the crowning blow has been the issue of homosexuality in the PCA. Over the past two years, perhaps you have followed the controversy with the Revoice Conference in St. Louis and the many overtures at our General Assembly to address the issue of what many are calling “Side B” homosexuality (it is acceptable to be attracted to someone of the same sex, or even call himself “gay” as long as he does not commit the act of homosexual intercourse). I will not rehearse this issue here. Plenty has been said already. ” AL BAKER – LEAVING THE PCA

MOORE, TRINITY , CCCU, NAE IGNORE THE GLARING REALITY?

So the compromise and infiltration of APA/Yarhouse ideology  represented by Revoice has split one of the most conservative reformed denominations in the country PCA leaders coddle the Yarhouse/ Revoice ideology.

“Damn the (fact we have been hit by ) torpedoes  “FULL SPEED AHEAD ” with Yarhouse /Revoice ideology in splitting and dying denominations.

MOORE’S OTHER PARTNERS

Trinity Forum is working with some disturbing partners in compromise on a variety of issue including IMMIGRATION REFORM AND LGBTQ.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/03/11/inroads-to-dismantle-christian-right-pro-islamic-funding-obama-foundation-ncf-christian-charity/

Trinity regularly platforms Obama Foundation /  & Campaign leader Michael Wear  along with Russell Moore on the Immigration Reform  issue. Besides the progressive Muslim funding from Trinity event benefactor billionaire founder of Ebay and his foundation – Trinity also platforms ERLC Moore and Obama’s Faith Ambassador Wear in Soros funded National Immigration Forum / Evangelical Immigration Roundtable events.

The Soros Funding has recently been denied but internet archives confirm it.

https://web.archive.org/web/20161117181227/https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/us-programs/grantees/national-immigration-forum-0

 

Open Society Foundations

 

National Immigration Forum

Year
2009
Location
Washington, D.C.
Amount
$2,500,000
Term
2 years

“The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the nation. This grant is to support the design and leadership of Reform Immigration for America, a national level immigration reform campaign across community, business, labor and faith stakeholders, specifically with local elected officials and low wage workers”

ERLC MERGER WITH THE & CAMPAIGN -DEMOCRATIC PARTY- OBAMA FOUNDATION- PAUL SINGER

This NEW Trinity Forum event signals an ever deepening tie with/ between Russell Moore and the & Campaign .Moore now is openly working in the Trinity Forum events with both the & Campaigns executive directors Justin Giboney and Michael Wear. This time the event is announced three days after the SCOTUS  decision on LGBTQ rights

& CAMPAIGN POSITION ON LGBTQ RIGHTS

https://andcampaign.org/2020?fbclid=IwAR3Sh6o2LBMzBsxbomcVlSCgE4MbjjMDryqaICgIg_xaTrNHe1fKQKjfySw

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND LGBTQ RIGHTS 

“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify. We must pursue ways to disagree and live together without bullying or compromising our conscience. Towards that end, we encourage all 2020 candidates to support the Fairness for All Act, which will grant basic civil rights for LGBTQ people while also protecting religious freedom for all faiths.”

& CAMPAIGN OPENLY ADVOCATES OF FAIRNESS FOR ALL AND PARTNERS WITH SINGERS AMERICAN UNITY FUND 

& CAMPAIGN AND FAIRNESS FOR ALL ADVOCACY

The & Campaign is a major partner with the push for Fairness for all just like the CCCU and the NAE.

 

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FAIRNESS FOR ALL IS LED AND FUNDED BY THE AMERICAN UNITY FUND WHICH IS BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGERS VEHICLE FOR FUNDED AN END TO GOP AND OTHER OPPOSITION TO FULL LGBTQ RIGHTS.

SINGER PARTNERS LIKE & CAMPAIGN FORMED THE ALLIANCE FOR LASTING LIBERTY WHICH SUBJECTS THE CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY TO BE REDEFINED THROUGH THE LENS OF LGBTQ RIGHTS.

THIS WEEKS SCOTUS DECISION HAS TAKEN US MANY STEPS CLOSER TO THAT REALITY.

The Support

SINGERS ORGANIZATION IS LISTED AMONG THE “SUPPORT ” LINK WITH & CAMPAIGN AND A HOST OF OTHERS INCLUDING THE MORMONS WHO HAVE WEAKENED GOP OPPOSITION WITH SINGER TO LGBTQ “RIGHTS”.

American Unity Fund:

“American Unity Fund fully endorses the Fairness for All Act. This is the right solution for such a complex problem that urgently needs to be solved. Fairness for All acknowledges that we live in a diverse society. Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. ( THE SINGER ORGANIZATION)”

AND Campaign

“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify. We must pursue ways to disagree and live together without bullying or compromising our conscience. Towards that end, we encourage all 2020 candidates to support the Fairness for All Act, which will grant basic civil rights for LGBTQ people while also protecting religious freedom for all faiths ( MOORE’S CLOSE ASSOCIATES WEAR ADN GIBONEY LED ORGANIZATION )”

RUSSELL MOORE’S ODD BEDFELLOWS AT &

 

& CAMPAIGN LEADER PROFILES /MOORES PARTNERS AT & CAMPAIGN 

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Giboney

https://andcampaign.org/justin-giboney

“Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.”

“In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and he served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Additionally, Justin has participated in LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta and the Georgia Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He’s written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today.”

 

Michael Wear

https://andcampaign.org/michael-wear

“Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive leadership team for The AND Campaign.”

“As one of President Obama’s “ambassadors to America’s believers” (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.

“He founded Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.”

“Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He also writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and other publications on faith, politics and culture. He holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum. Michael and his wife, Melissa, are both proud natives of Buffalo, New York. They now reside in Washington, D.C.”

CONCLUSION

Moore DENIES  he is a supporter of Fairness for All.

https://erlc.com/resource-library/issue-briefs/erlc-opposes-the-fairness-for-all-act-of-2019/

As Russell Moore, president of the ERLC, often notes, “A government that can pave over the consciences of some can steamroll over dissent everywhere.” The ERLC believes this legislation would diminish foundational individual freedoms and dramatically expand the government’s power to create, enforce, and teach a radical perspective on gender and sexuality. The bill fails in many key respects to protect the consciences of a range of professionals, individuals, and others in a variety of circumstances.”

“It is true that the application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is preserved in the Fairness For All Act of 2019 and that the bill contains a number of other protections for communities of faith. We support this policy and several of the individual provisions within the bill. But even still, these proposed changes to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would bring a significant shift in civil rights law, religious liberty, and the foundations of civic pluralism.”

YET MOORE IS TEAMING WITH &CAMPAIGN LEADERS AS FAR BACK AS 2018 AND WITH MICHAEL WEAR DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AT TGC, AND NOW WITH 3 FFA SUPPORTERS AT ONCE.

Moore speaks to the dangers in the recent SCOTUS DECISION

After the Bostock Supreme Court Case

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“The Supreme Court of the United States released its long-awaited decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia over whether sexual orientation and gender identity are included in the definition of “sex” in Title VII of the federal non-discrimination laws.”

 

https://www.russellmoore.com/2020/06/15/after-the-bostock-supreme-court-case/

“The ruling also will have seismic implications for religious liberty, setting off potentially years of lawsuits and court struggles, about what this means, for example, for religious organizations with religious convictions about the meaning of sex and sexuality. This will mean not only that this is just the beginning of the legal discussion at this point, but also that Congress must clarify precisely what they intended, or intend now, in laws that protect women from unjust discrimination—laws that now are to be applied much more broadly.”

BUT MOORE’S WARNING TRUMPET FOR THE CHURCH GIVES AN UNCERTAIN SOUND

“But, beyond that, there are other considerations for the church. This Supreme Court decision should hardly be surprising, given how much has changed culturally on the meanings of sex and sexuality. That the “sexual revolution” is supported here by both “conservatives” and “progressives” on the court should also be of little surprise to those who have watched developments in each of these ideological corners of American life. ”

MOORE LOOKS TO BLAMING THE CHURCH

“Those who decry the sexual revolution, but approve of, or participate in, sexual revolutions of their own—in excusing, for instance, adultery, sexual abuse, or pornography—will have, and should have, no credibility. Instead, what is needed is an ongoing demonstration of counter-cultural fidelity, accountability, love, and a recognition of the kinds of limits that make human life good and livable. And, at the same time, we can be the people who recognize that those who disagree with us are our mission field, to be persuaded, not a sparring partner to denounce. We must have both conviction and kindness, both courage and patience, both truth and grace.”

WHILE WARNING OF THE THREAT -TEAM WITH THE COMPROMISED SINGER AGENTS!

MOORE “SEES THE THREAT “- YET HE TEAMS WITH FAIRNESS FOR ALL ADVOCATES.

So Russell Moore- like many in the Baptist and evangelical world tend to say one thing and do another while they play both sides of the fence with partners like the & Campaign and CCCU and NAE – all the while pointing fingers back at the concerned Christians they assert to be representing – and blame THEM. It is  “churches and Christians duplicity ” and “poor understanding ” which are (they say ) the source of the problems.

TOO MUCH MONEY IS AWASH AND TOO  MUCH IS AT STAKE TO THINK THIS IS A SIMPLE CONVERSATION BEING LED BY RUSSELL MOORE. TIME FOR THE SBC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO AUDIT THE ERLC AND TO FIRE THE GUY WHO DANCES AROUND SINGERS ALLIES CAMP.

 

 

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION AND GOD’S VOICE LEADER “REVOICED”ON LGBTQ?

AN UPCOMING FILM PROJECT BY AFA BOAST TGC’s KEVIN DE YOUNG AND A HOST OF  MARK YARHOUSE FOLLOWERS TO PROMOTE “ANSWERS ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY ”

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                  6/7/2020

The movement behind Revoice “LGBTQ Thriving in Historic Christian Tradition” ( aka conservative churches and denominations) is alive and well. One of the primary thought  leaders is Mark Yarhouse. Yarhouse work is rapidly bringing the evangelical church  into full synchronization  with the American Psychological Association on the issues of LGBTQ or Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) . From his perch at Regent University and now at Wheaton College, Yarhouse promotion of the APA ideals of  SOGI  and religious counseling models to reconcile conflicted LGBTQ “oriented ” people of faith with their respective faith identities is the new gold standard for a growing herd of church and denominational leaders.

Casting aside the Biblical frameworks of repentance, salvation and transformation SOGI is now the new gospel of reconciliation (not TO God but to) how one feels about their orientation and desires and gender with their chosen ideals about God.The church is called to adapt, adopt and comply with the new constructs of LGBTQ sexual “orientation” ( fixed and unchanging) and gender identity ( fluidity). In short the voice of Revoice is the present and future apostasy of the church where ever it is embraced.

The American Family Association  has  long been a voice of opposition to the LGBTQ movement and its new found partner God’s Voice Conference and one of its leaders Stephen Black led the fight to expose Revoice and the Yarhouse errors. (NOTE  Stephen is a personal friend of this writer and we teamed together on the first God’s Voice Conference in clear denunciation of the Revoice and Yarhouse influence in the church ).  Stephen’s First Stone Ministries appeared to be committed to providing opposition voice to Revoice movement in 2018 as its organization oversaw the organization and funding of God’s Voice .

AFA AND GODS VOICE ALLIANCE AND NEW YARHOUSE and GOSPEL COALITION (TGC) PARTNERS.

The sudden alliance of AFA and God’s Voice Conference  (GVC) appeared in March 2020 as GVC promoted AFA new Film “In His Image ” and AFA began promoting GVC.

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(NOTE : This writers work exposed Revoice in 2018 by breaking the story in early May. I worked with many groups and media outlets in helping make this important issue THE front line story and concern for 18 months. It was the suggestion of this writer to put together a conference to address the issues related to Revoice for the church.I believed an effort was needed to offer the true transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to hurting people wanting out of LGBTQ and their families and to bolster the church ability to discern and debunk the false gospel of Revoice and Yarhouse. As a result of these efforts GVC was supported by this writer who helped in the leadership team, organize, support, fund and spoke at it’s early 2019 event.
Yarhouse / TGC / CTS / Tim Keller/Albert Mohler/ SBTS  ties to Revoice were exposed  at GVC. Some wonderful testimonies were shared like the mother daughter team of Francine and Laura Perry . YET meanwhile a key member of the GVC Team QUIT  immediately after GVC 2019 while Revoice 2019 came more out of the Yarhouse closet with Yarhouse speaking and openly becoming a leader in the Revoice organization for a time. But by that time media coverage of Revoice was being impacted by forces within TGC and beyond. As interest in opposition to Yarhouse and Revoice and God’s Voice Conference efforts continued, this author remained in leadership on the GVC Team.I reached out to remaining leaders including Stephen Black to answer that interest with a 2020 conference possibly to be held in the South. The ongoing efforts to bring about a follow up GVC went without response for many weeks until they were finally met with the sudden and “irreversible removal ” of this author from the GVC leadership Team and the planning of the 2020 event was then going forward. Months later AFA began promoting GVC new event focused on “LGBTQ Tyrany”. Long story- perhaps for another time . Suffice to say some things and powers  were moving in the background and something had CHANGED.-  DRASTICALLY CHANGED  at GVC, Now perhaps we can see some of what caused this change in the wedding of Yarhouse and Revoice ideology in the AFA/ GVC efforts.
The Perry’s are part of this AFA film project but this writer believes that their involvement and others, like himself does not reflect an endorsement of  the TGC/ Yarhouse of Revoice message.  They and some others likely would not knowingly endorse a partnership attempting to combine both the denunciation of Revoice and the wedding of GVC or AFA or any other such efforts with TGC/ Yarhouse, Revoice, Rethink  or any such compromised ideologies being promoted to the church. The mingling and mixture is deadly and robs people and their families in LGBTQ related bondage of the true and infinite  hope of the Gospel. Whatever motivations AFA and GVC leaders have -to combine these movements is not known. What is known is that these two opposite approaches to LGBTQ concerns in the church cannot find common ground as Revoice and Yarhouse ideology is antithetical to the Gospel. Pray for these organizations and for people like this author and others who are caught in the middle of whatever forces are moving this compromise.)

WHAT THIS NEW PARTNERSHIP NOW REVEALS

AFA WAS FIRST OBSERVED WORKING WITH TGC IN ANOTHER FILM PROJECT IN 2018

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/24/why-is-afa-promoting-tgc-cultural-marxist-as-biblical-conservative/

NOW  THE SECOND AFA FILM PROJECT DETAILS EMERGE 

Just recently the contributors to the AFA film project became available to the public. In addition to God’s Voice leader Stephen Black is the SHOCKING reality that the film contributors includes TGC and other spokespersons most closely associated with the promoting and mainstreaming of the Mark Yarhouse /Revoice ideology.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE ON TGC ENDORSEMENT OF REVOICE LEADERS AND IDEOLOGY:

TGC CO-FOUNDER D.A. CARSON IN 2017 PROMOTED THE BOOK “SINGLE GAY CHRISTIAN BY REVOICE “WORSHIP “LEADER AND SPEAKER GREGORY COLES.

THE BOOKS FORWARD IS BY REVOICE AND “SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP LEADER WESLEY HILL .

Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity Paperback – August 22, 2017

“To say this book is important is a painful understatement. It is the candid, moving, intensely personal story of a gay young man who wants to live his life under the authority of King Jesus and who refuses to accept the comforting answers proffered by different parts of the culture. Superbly written, this book stands athwart the shibboleths of our day and reminds us what submission to King Jesus looks like, what it feels like. This book needs to be thoughtfully read by straight people and by gay people, by unbelievers and by Christians. It is not to be read with a condescending smirk, but with humility.” (D. A. Carson, president, The Gospel Coalition, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)”

TGC HAS PUBLISHED AND CONTINUE TO PROMOTE REVOICE LEADERS ARTICLES AND TGC  OTHER CO-FOUNDER TIM KELLER AND HIS WIFE  ENDORSED THE RADICAL LIVING OUT LGBTQ CHURCH INCLUSION AUDIT AS LIVING OUT WAS ENDORSING REVOICE “FOR THEIR US AUDIENCE”.

DOCUMENTATION OF THE TGC  ISSUES WILL BE PROVIDED MORE IN FULL BELOW BUT HERE IS A SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE CONFLICTED PARTNERS AND THE PRO REVOICE /PRO YARHOUSE HISTORIES.

KEVIN DEYOUNG

Deyoung is a popular PCA and TGC leader. The PCA Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis MO is where much of the Revoice movement was incubated. Deyoung is part of the PCA Committee Report which only last week gave cover to the entire movement which has already split the PCA .More reaction is to follow to this PCA apostasy on LGBTQ. Deyoung is a close disciple of TGC founder Tim Keller and TGC fully signed on to promote Yarhouse SOGI ideology in 2010.

(NOTE Yarhouse long history with TGC recounted by Yarhouse bio here. http://sexualidentityinstitute.org/sample-page/dr-mark-yarhouse/

“Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections under the Department of Justice to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was recently invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”

STEPHEN BLACK  

Black is or has been one of the key defenders of “ex gay” counseling and his ministry First Stone defends these ministries while he has condemned the Revoice movement strongly. Black and his ministry help organize Gods Voice Conference in opposition to Revoice but is now working with AFA and a team of Yarhouse, Revoice, TGC ideology promoters.

RYAN T.ANDERSON 

Anderson is a Heritage Foundation leader but he worked DIRECTLY WITH  Revoice leader Nate Collins in 2017 as Revoice was being planned and founded. Revoice  founder Collins reviewed Ryan Anderson’s book for Christianity Today and other outlets in 2017. Anderson and Revoice leaders Nate Collins and Preston Sprinkle worked together in a panel in the “Q Ideas “forum led by Tim Keller disciple Gabe Lyons in 2017. Collins and Q Ideas history of this work with Ryan Anderson have been removed from Collins SBTS (TGCs Albert Mohler  SBC seminary) academic resume’ where he studied and worked (for 14 1/2 years) teaching New Testament . Q Ideas no longer list the Anderson/ Collins/ Sprinkle panel event either.

SEAN MCDOWELL 

McDowell is a leading Biola University Apologetics Department instructor. He works with Stand to Reason (STR) apologetics  and several other organizations. Biola is FULLY SUBSCRIBED TO MARK YARHOUSE  and McDowell promotes and interviews him. In 2016 Stand To Reason launched a version of Revoice  CALLED  Rethink in its LGBTQ conversations . On the topic of LGBTQ -“RETHINK APOLOGETICS  is all based on Mark Yarhouse ideology.

JAMES WHITE 

Apologist James White has recently become a big fan of Rosaria Butterfield who is one of the confusing speakers of the modern SSA/ Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity movement out of the TGC/ Yarhouse/ Revoice Stream. White’s daughter is the co-founder of the podcast “sheologians” which interviewed  Nate Collins promoting Revoice in 2018. White is very close to the Masters Seminary / John MacArthur camp yet remains silent as an apologetic leader to the Master’s Seminary training of Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle.White is also involved in controversial Interfaith Dialog with anti semitic   Muslims leader. Now White  is working in the AFA project with Mark Yarhouse subscribers.

 

 

https://inhisimage.movie/contributors/

The AFA film project says it wants to address issues of Gender and Sexuality in the throws of the LGBTQ movement and it’s deepening inroads into the church.Yet it now shares the shocking DNA from the Revoice movement which is now splitting several denominations including the PCA.  AFA and the God’s Voice Conference have come together with these key Revoice / Yarhouse idealist.

THE FILM IS “EQUIPPING THE CHURCH” WITH THE VERY SOURCE OF THE REVOICE MOVEMENT.

“About”
“This feature length documentary is an urgent message designed to equip the church to biblically answer culturally controversial questions concerning gender and sexuality.
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(IMAGES FROM AFA /IN HIS IMAGE SOCIAL MEDIA)

“If you want to learn more about the film, IN HIS IMAGE  Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality, go to https://inhisimage.movie/  ”

“An urgent message
Every church in America is filled with hurting people asking these tough questions: Can you be gay and be a Christian? What if someone genuinely feels trapped in the wrong body? Did God make me this way? Is change even possible?
In His Image is a critical and urgent message designed to equip the church to answer culturally controversial questions about gender and sexuality. This feature-length documentary presents much-needed truth with compassion and clarity through the use of:”
  • powerful personal testimonies
  • careful Bible teaching
  • scientific evidence
“Why: For years, we at American Family Association (AFA) have watched the momentum of LGBT affirming “churches” continue to grow with little or no pushback from Bible-believing pastors and churches. It is our deeply held conviction that, now more than ever, true followers of Christ must be ready to engage culture with truth and compassion by offering the gospel to those who are sexually broken.
Host: AFA is pleased to partner with Dr. Michael Brown, host of the daily, nationally syndicated talk radio show “The Line of Fire,” which also airs on the NRB TV Network. Dr. Brown is the perfect host for this topic. He’s the author of such books as Can You Be Gay and Christian?and Outlasting the Gay Revolution, and he holds a doctorate in Near Eastern languages.”

DOCUMENTING THE TIES AND THE PROBLEM WITH THE CONTRIBUTORS YARHOUSE TIES

YARHOUSE IDEOLOGY EXPLAINED 

Yarhouse and his Center have moved from Regent to Wheaton

https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/faculty/mark-yarhouse/

Yarhouse consulting efforts are rooted in the secular and  highly gay activist inhabited and Atheistic inspired APA. His work operates on the assertions of “SOGI”. His work with APA is interfaith ini it’s application. Among Christians Yarhouse works with Side A (Fully Affirming of LGBTQ Christian groups ) and Side B ( non affirming of LGBTQ Christian groups) as well as  “everything in between ” according to Yarhouse own publications.His counseling goal is to help reconcile clients faith identity to their sexual and gender identity however that is needs to be navigated. For “side A Christians”this means the full acceptance of LGBTQ Christianity .For “side B Christians” this means  Acceptance of LGBTQ Christianity with the caveat of “SSA but Celibate or “married in mixed orientation  marriage gay and straight couples .Such “side B “believers are viewed as cross bearers own heros of the faith who deny their “unchanging sexual desires ” and remain celibate or marry with out sexual attraction to the opposite sex. Confusing yes but considered in the Yarhouse and Revoice TGC world to be a gospel success to be celebrated loudly

Yarhouse blog

https://psychologyandchristianity.wordpress.com/about-me/

Yarhouse work with “LGBTQ Christians” and family .

https://psychologyandchristianity.wordpress.com

CAN THIS APA SECULAR /ATHEISTIC / ACTIVIST IDEOLOGY BE “CHRISTIANIZED” ?

TGC THINKS IT CAN AND NOW AFA AND GOD’S VOICE THINK THEY CAN COLLABORATE.

 

A DEEPER LOOK INTO THE AFA FILM CONTRIBUTORS

https://inhisimage.movie/contributors/

KEVIN DEYOUNG IS A CENTRAL TGC LEADER NOW AFA REP

TGC SIGNED FULLY ON TO MARK YARHOUSE SOGI NARRATIVE IN 2010

TGC promotes Yarhouse books.

Understanding Gender Dysphoria

TGC  fully embraces his disciples even publishing  many of the Revoice leaders openly prior to the Revoice controversy.

TGC reviewed Revoice founder Nate Collins book in December 2017 just before the public launch of Revoice.

Figuring Out Faithfulness with Same-Sex Attraction

In 2013 TGC had Nate Collins now founder of Revoice review Sam Allberry’s SSA but Celibate book for TGC. Allberry is another Yarhouse Disciple and founded “Living Out” with Ed Shaw and other TGC contributors who claim to be gay celibate Christians. At times the word games and flip flops deny this claim but in the end this is the category they inhabit at Living Out. TGCs Tim Keller spoke at the 2018 Living Out event in London as Allberry adn Living Out promoted Collins “Revoice for  our US Audience”.

 

Is God Anti-Gay? – The Gospel Coalition

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org › reviews › god-anti-gay
Jul 15, 2013 – Nate Collins reviews Sam Allberry’s ‘Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible, and Same-Sex Attraction’

Nate Collins now of REvoice TGC profile “Nate Collins is the executive director of Aligned Grace Resources, a ministry he founded with his father to equip churches to minister the grace and truth of the gospel to people affected by same-sex attraction. Nate and his wife, Sara, live with their two sons in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is pursuing a PhD in New Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter. ”

 

TGC AND THE PCA SENT DEYOUNG OUT EARLY IN THE REVOICE CONTROVERSY TO RUN INTERFERENCE TO REVOICE.

Words, Labels, and ‘Sexual Minorities’

Kevin Deyoung who is now appearing in the AFA film with God’s Voice Conference leader Stephen Black .GVC was sole effort in the 2018 organizing was to fully expose Revoice . Now  AFA and Stephen Black/ GVC align with an assortment of TGC leaders and Mark  Yarhouse ideology  subscribers.

DEYOUNG’S PCA DENOMINATION AND REVOICE – THE SPLIT AND THE BAND-AID

THE PCA JUST RECEIVED THE WHITEWASH OF REVOICE FROM AN APPOINTED  “COMMITTEE “INVESTIGATING THE ISSUES RELATED TO IT. DEYOUNG WAS A PART OF THE COMMITTEE WHICH UTILIZED THE RESOURCES, INCLUDING YARHOUSE WHICH IN FACT CREATED THE VERY CONCERNS WHICH BIRTHED THE PCA COMMITTEE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

DEYOUNG’S ROLE IN PROVIDING CONTINUED COVER FOR THE REVOICE IDEOLOGY WHICH IS SPLITTING THE PCA DENOMINATION IS DISCUSSED HERE :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2020/06/01/presbyterian-church-in-american-now-owned-by-tgc-revice-gay-lobby/

Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality

Deyoung and TGC mentor Tim Keller were both part of the VERY compromised PCA Committee appointed in 2019 General Assembly to “Report” on the issues surrounding LGBTQ/ Orientation and Revoice. The Committee members all subscribe to Mark Yarhouse and have yet to denounce/ overtly condemn Revoice .

DEYOUNG AND THE LARGER SOCIAL JUSTICE/CULTURAL MARXISM  CONTROVERSY

KEVIN DEYOUNG SAYS REJECTING SOCIAL JUSTICE WILL SEND YOU TO HELL.

DE YOUNG IS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE IN TGC

Seven Passages on Social Justice (4)

Seven Passages on Social Justice (4)

DEYOUNG EVEN INSIST PEOPLE WHO DO NOT EMBRACE SOCIAL JUSTICE WILL GO TO HELL .
”  Jesus says if we are too embarrassed, too lazy, or too cowardly to support our fellow Christians who depend on our assistance and are suffering for the sake of the gospel, we will go to hell. We should not make this passage say anything more or less than this.”

NOW DEYOUNG IS THE FEATURED CONTRIBUTOR TO AFA’S FILM

WHY?

 

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AGAIN : AFA IS PROMOTING GOD’S VOICE CONFERENCE AS GVC PROMOTES AFA AND ITS NEW FILM CONTAINING TGC LEADERS AND MARK YARHOUSE. REVOICE DOCTRINE
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MORE MUTUAL AFA AND GVC PROMOTION

 

“After seeing the image below, do you think you’re aware of how much the LGBT agenda has inundated our culture?

And the church? If your not paying attention it is coming into mainline evangelical churches nationwide!

We need https://inhisimage.movie to give HOPE for the church and our culture.”

(photos of contributors to AFA film below are from AFA link above)

GODS VOICE LEADER STEPHEN BLACK IS A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE AFA FILM

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Stephen Black

 

 

AFA CONTRIBUTOR RYAN T. ANDERSON AND REVOICE CLOSE TIES .

 

ANDERSON OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION IS A DEVOTED ECHO OF RUSSELL MOORE OF THE ERLC AND OF TGC WHO BOTH PROMOTED REVOICE LEADERS.

https://www.heritage.org/staff/ryan-anderson

In 2017 while Revoice was being planned and organized Ryan T Anderson , Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle and Nate Collins founder ,still teaching NT at Albert Mohler’s SBTS, appeared in a panel as part of Gabe Lyons “Q Ideas”. Collins on 3 page academic resume .curriculum from SBTS showed the event with Ryan T Anderson and Collins working together in 2017 on page 2. The Collins  CV . The SBTS academia page is now only two pages and does not include the Q Ideals/ Anderson work nor any of the other organizations/events Revoice leader Collins appeared in.

Collins current altered CV without Ryan T Anderson -2 pages

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3/CurriculumVitae

Collins original CV with all three pages including the Ryan T Anderson work

 

Collins original 3 page CV /Resume’ can be provided in pdf form which shows the Anderson/Collins/ Sprinkle Q Ideas forum event if requested .

The ties to Heritage Foundations Ryan T Anderson and Revoice founder Nate Collins

are discussed in fuller detail here in August 2018 just after the 2018 July Revoice event.

The Stain of Revoice

“IS HERITAGE FOUNDATION BEING REVOICED? HOW THE “LGBT CHRISTIANITY” OF REVOICE COULD BRING DOWN CONSERVATIVE DENOMINATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE NATION.”

 

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/08/15/the-stain-of-revoice/

 

 

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SEAN MCDOWELL APPEARING IN THE AFA FILM

BIOLA UNIVERSITY APOLOGETICS LEADER AND STAND TO REASONS RETHINK A.K.A. REVOICE LITE PROMOTES YARHOUSE AND IS IN AFA FILM

Sean McDowell and Biola/ Stand to Reason/ Rethink( aka Revoice lite ) are key Outlets for the ideology of Yarhouse to younger apologetics audiences .

 

https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2018/the-church-and-the-lgbtq-conversation

featured in Biola’s site and McDowells own .com

https://seanmcdowell.org/podcasts/episode/15

(Like Ryan T Anderson ,Sean is having the conversation with one of the main thought leaders of Revoice in February 2018 )

The Church and the LGBTQ Conversation

with Mark Yarhouse

Sean McDowellScott Rae — 

“What is the church doing well in the LGBTQ conversation? Where can we improve? In this podcast, Sean McDowell and Scott Rae interview Dr. Mark Yarhouse about these questions and more. They ask Dr. Yarhouse some of the toughest questions surrounding this issue, and he responds with wisdom and insight. As a trained psychologist, Dr. Yarhouse brings a uniquely balanced and research-based approach to this issue.”

“Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell”

RETHINK IS REVOICE LITE ON LGBTQ

BIOLAS RETHINK APOLOGETICS =REVOICE LITE -ALL BASED ON YARHOUSE REVOICE DOCTRINE OF SOGI

ReTHINK Apologetics – Orange County, CA

https://store.str.org/product-p/dvd067.htm

 

“This year’s conference theme, FOCUS, is all about rethinking how you understand the world, especially in areas of law, politics, race, gender, morality, and science. And we’ve employed some of the brightest Christian minds to tackle these tough topics. This DVD resource includes audio of selected breakout sessions, as well as video of the following featured presentations from our 2017 Southern California conference:”

 

  • Sean McDowell – What Is a Worldview and Why Is It Important?
  • Christopher Yuan – A Christian’s Response to Homosexuality
  • J. Warner Wallace – reTHINK How to Engage Your Faith
  • Walter Strickland – A Candid Conversation on Race and Grace
  • Christopher Yuan – Are People Born Gay?
  • J. Warner Wallace – Evil Is Evidence That Christianity Is True
  • Greg Koukl, Alan Shlemon, Tim Barnett, & Brett Kunkle – The Story of Reality

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JAMES WHITE AND THE AFA FILM PROJECT

DISCERNMENT APOLOGIST FROM MACARTHUR FOLD IS IN AFA FILM WITH YARHOUSE PROMOTERS.

James White is a close associate of the Masters Seminary  John MacAthur camp. Masters graduate and REVOICE LEADER Preston Sprinkle holds two degrees from MacArthur’s Seminary and and has YET to be called out by his mentors at Masters for his Revoice participation. Sprinkle speaks at Revoice and Yarhouse events and  he and Yarhouse work in leadership with each others organizations. White has not spoken to the Sprinkle Revoice ties to date (as far as research can provide).

PRO MUSLIM INTERFAITH DIALOG MOVES IN UNISON WITH THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE CHURCH

White has his OWN ISSUES with involvement in Interfaith Dialog.

World View Weekend researcher Brannon Howse has exposed the radical connections and hateful rhetoric  of an Interfaith Dialog leader INTERVIEWED  by White and called for White to denounce it. This James White controversy continues to be a widespread issue and to date White has not altered his course.

“I am calling on James White to publicly denounce Muslim Brotherhood & Yasir Qadhi. Publicly apologize & repent for your interfaith dialogue with Yaser and for saying you sense a kindred spirit with him, giving a platform for his antichrist religion, and asking him to make a video from which Christians can learn about Islam. I am also calling on Phil Johnson of Grace to You to publicly repent and apologize for being all over social media for weeks & on a podcast defending James White’s interfaith dialogue with this reported Muslim Brotherhood aligned Jihadi preaching Imam.”

JAMES WHITE INTER FAITH CONTROVERSY IS WIDESPREAD CONCERN 

https://www.christiantimes.com/article/christian-apologist-james-white-draws-criticism-for-holding-interfaith-dialogue-with-muslim-imam/72525.htm

WHITE DAUGHTER AND REVOICE

JAMES WHITE DAUGHTER INTERVIEWED REVOICE FOUNDER NATE COLLINS AND PROMOTED REVOICE ON HER “SHEOLOGIANS ” PODCAST IN 2018

The Revoice Conference with Nate Collins

“The upcoming Revoice conference has caused quite a stir in the conservative evangelical world. It includes speakers who call themselves gay, Catholics, “Spiritual Friendship” proponents, and language about “sexual minorities” that begs a lot of questions. So we decided to invite the founder of the conference, Nate Collins, a writer and former teacher at Southern Seminary, to come and answer some questions for us and talk about the conference. We might have more questions now than we did before, but we appreciate Nate taking the time to talk with us, and we hope this conversation encourages you to dive deeper in how we think and talk about this topic. It is not one that the church will be able to get on with without thinking more intensely about. Soli Deo Gloria!”

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EVERETT PIPER ,GODS VOICE SPEAKER SCHEDULED FOR 2020 IS IN AFA FILM WITH YARHOUSE /TGC FOLLOWERS.

“Are we willing to sacrifice our freedom on this altar of fear? If we are, our country is damaged irreparably.” – Dr. Everett Piper”

EVERETT PIPER (FROM AFA FILM CONTRIBUTORS PAGE) was scheduled to be a speaker in the 2020 God’s Voice Conference which has been cancelled by Covid -19 . Piper was outspoken against Revoice but is now in the project with

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ANOTHER POPULAR TGC AND JOHN PIPER WOMEN’S SPEAKER IN IS THE AFA PROJECT

KASSIAN IS A TGC CONTRIBUTOR AND AN SBTS (ALBERT MOHLER’S SEMINARY WHERE REVOICE WAS BORN) TEACHER .

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian is the author of several books, including Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild and True Woman 101: Divine Design. She teaches women’s studies modules at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Mary and her husband enjoy biking in the Canadian Rockies, not far from their home in Edmonton, Canada. Check out her blog at GirlsGoneWise.com.

KASSIAN IS ALSO A CONTRIBUTOR AT JOHN PIPERS BETHLEHEM COLLEGE AND SEMINARY

 

Mary Kassian

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MICHAEL BROWN WROTE AN EXCELLENT BOOK ON THE LGBTQ MOVEMENT IN 2011 BUT IS NOW IN THE AFA FILM. HE IS ALSO PART OF THE “NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION” MOVEMENT WITH WHICH AFA HAS PAST CONTROVERSIAL TIES.

New Apostolic Reformation has many leaders from the very fringe of the Charismatic movement. Some are promoters of very dangerous Catholic mystic and Jesuit writings and mingle Christian Faith with new age ideologies.

Brown offers his defense of NAR

https://askdrbrown.org/library/dispelling-myths-about-nar-new-apostolic-reformation

 

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ROBERT GAGNON IS CONSIDERED AN EXPERT THEOLOGIAN ON THE ISSUES RELATED TO LGBTQ.

ACCORDING THE GAGNON IN 2018 -HE DOES NOT THINK THAT REVOICE PROMOTING “QUEER AND LGBTQ CHRISTIANITY” WAS HERETICAL.

YET is Dr. Gagnon is NOW working along with AFA and GVC leader to promote the TGC/Yarhouse message and doctrine ?

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ACCORDING TO THE AFA WEBSITE FOR THE “IN HIS IMAGE FILM” – MORE INFORMATION IS DUE OUT SOON.

About the Film:

“In His Image is a critical and urgent message designed to equip the church to answer culturally controversial questions about gender and sexuality from a biblical perspective. Every church in America is filled with hurting people asking these tough questions: Can you be gay and be a Christian? What if someone genuinely feels trapped in the wrong body? Did God make me this way? Is change even possible?”

“This feature-length documentary presents much-needed truth with compassion and clarity through powerful personal testimonies, careful Bible teaching, and scientific evidence.”

About the Makers:

“For years, we at American Family Association (AFA) have watched the momentum of LGBT affirming “churches” continue to grow with little or no pushback from Bible-believing pastors and churches. It is our deeply held conviction that, now more than ever, true followers of Christ must be ready to engage culture with truth and compassion by offering the gospel to those who are sexually broken. In 2018, American Family Studios, AFA’s film division, began production of a film to bring clarity to the topic. In His Image has been bathed in prayer from its conception and is AFA’s response to the confusion many are facing.”

AFA reveals t’s projects origins : ” In 2018, American Family Studios, AFA’s film division, began production of a film to bring clarity to the topic.”. Yet given the clear Revoice origins in the APA and Yarhouse messaging- how are the AFA or God’s Voice Conference leaders able to claim it is adding “clarity” by mingling it’s message with the TGC /PCA/ Yarhouse / Revoice origins rooted in the APA / SOGI / “LGBTQ Christianity”and not in the Gospel?

CONCLUSION

The Gospel does not need Revoiced or Rethinking.  Christians need not feel pressured to comply with the new  cultural norms or conform to the ideologies of the gay activist who are in many of the leadership positions in organizations like the APA . We need not come into step  with “Christian” psychologist like Mark Yarhouse or our own Seminary trained SOGI “LGBTQ ACTIVIST OR ADVOCATES ” like Nate Collins or Preston Sprinkle.

American Family Assocaition and God’s Voice Conference efforts to promote the co-mingling of opposition to LGBTQ to the Yarhouse /Revoice message is a deadly fools errand at best or just one more example of opposition going over to the LGBTQ DARK SIDE .

As for me and my House -We will stick with the Everlasting Gospel of Jesus – the Lamb of God. He ever lives to be our faithful High Priest. No other exploration is needed to find the answer .Look to the Rock from which you were hewn and the one who truly made you IN HIS IMAGE.

 

HEBREWS 7

22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICAN NOW OWNED BY TGC “RE-VICE” GAY LOBBY

WITH THE REPORT OF AN “AD INTERIM COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY”  -THE PREDETERMINED OUTCOME NOT TO CONDEMN THE “REVOICE LGBTQ THRIVING ” IN THE PCA IS COMPLETE.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                            5/29/2020

“RE-VICE” MOVEMENT IS A MORE FITTING NAME FOR THE MOVEMENT THAT JUST DESTROYED THE PCA. .. AS THE PCA NO LONGER OFFERS HOPE FOR PEOPLE WANTING OUT OF LGBTQ BONDAGE BUT LEADS THEM AGAIN INTO THE YOKE OF BONDAGE.

Revoice LGBTQ Thriving and related movement  is / has / will continue to “march through the institutions” and churches of the remaining Christian denominations in it’s cross hairs. Much of the formerly faithful church in the US is now done. It began in part in the Seminaries and now, for the PCA at least, the movement is given total cover and cart blanche access to the once conservative denomination.

carte blanche
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noun
  1. “complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best.
    “we were given carte blanche“”

BASED SIMPLY ON THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE FACTS.

The PCA report says nothing. Actually – really it says nothing. But it does echo The Gospel Coalition standard raised by the Whitepaper commissioned by TGC leader D. A. Carson of American Psychological Association spokesperson Mark Yarhouse for all things religious and LGBTQ/Gender Identity  issues. We will look quickly at whose information is used to back up the position of the Report. They are all the same TGC /SSA speakers and authors from the last 8 years who have been paraded on the platform to PCA, SBC and the broader evangelical community. The committee itself really predicted and predetermined the outcome in June 2019 when the appointments to the committee were made at the PCA General Assembly. No new voices or biblical case against the movement to promote “LGBTQ Thriving ” in the conservative churches was included.

FIRST: THE REPORT

Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality

 

 

Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality

“The Ad Interim Committee Report on Human Sexuality that has been prepared for the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (originally scheduled for June 2020) is now available.The Ad Interim Committee studied issues assigned by the 47th General Assembly in June 2019. The Report will not be officially presented to the 48th General Assembly until its next scheduled meeting anticipated in 2021. Nevertheless, the Committee is making the Report available to the church at this originally scheduled time because members were commissioned by the Assembly to engage in this study due to pressing needs in our church and society. Our prayer is that the Scriptural solidarity and relational unity we experienced as a Committee will be reflected in what we have written, and may also prove helpful for the unity, witness, and mission of our church and her people.”

“Members of the Committee were chosen to represent varying perspectives in our church, and the Committee has also sought outside counsel from leaders representative of a wide range of organizations, life experiences, and presbyteries. We have been blessed by thoughtful and candid conversations that have found resolution and unified conviction through examining Scripture for answers that address our cultural concerns with Confessional integrity and mutual respect.”

“Statement Drafted by Committee Chairman Bryan Chapell (Teaching Elder), as commissioned by the Ad Interim Committee.”

 

Click to access AIC-Report-to-48th-GA-5-28-20-1.pdf

 

THE REPORT COMMITTEE

Tim Keller and Kevin DeYoung are both popular and top tier TGC leaders. According to several reports Tim Keller’s brother was gay and sadly died of AIDS in or around 2013.

NOTE-We can be compassionate about Keller’s family member and the plight of many other families facing similar trials but this does not give Keller license to move the church toward a more “Welcoming” posture.

Keller became a national figure  when Christianity Today  began promoting his 2008 book. Note CT is an early Revoice supporter and LGBTQ Thriving advocate and works very closely with Revoice leaders even providing former editor Andy Crouch as a Revoice leadership Council member along with many other CT contributors.

Our Leadership

As early as 2011 Tim Keller could no longer state that homosexuality was a “sin” in a public, secular setting with Veritas Forum.

Younger TGC leader Kevin DeYoung was among the early TGC affiliated voices sent out to deflect from Revoice controversy in 2018 even though it was being hosted in PCA “Memorial Church ” and had in part been organized through  Covenant Theological Seminary operatives including recent graduates, students, and professors. DeYoung took the company line for the PCA and TGC and gave cover to the Revoice event leading up to the debut conference.

TGC had fully subscribed to Mark Yarhouse APA ideology on sexuality and gender by 2010. Both Keller and DeYoung being key TGC leaders would already know that the APA narrative is TGCs “gold standard” on LGBTQ/ SOGI. Yarhouse by 2019 was openly part of the Revoice event speaking and part of it’s leadership council (Yarhouse leadership mentioned was later removed from Revoice website ). He is welcomed at TGC events and many TGC affiliated Seminaries and Colleges like CTS and Covenant College.

https://www.covenant.edu/calendar/all/2016/10/12-1

 

Keller and DeYoung presence on the Committee to “investigate” the issues related to the Revoice controversy is a brazen mockery of genuine faith and faithful believers in the PCA.

WHO ELSE IS IN THE APA/TGC ECHO CHAMBER?

A quick look at other members of the Committee reveals clearly the outcome of the report was determined in advance.

TE Dr. Bryan Chapell Northern Illinois Presbytery (Chair) Again TGC fully subscribes to Mark Yarhouse APA/ SOGI narrative.

Chapell is a TGC contributor and former CTS President then Chancellor for three decades. He is now Nominated for Stated Clerk of the PCA.

Bryan Chapell Nominated for Stated Clerk

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/course/christ-centered-preaching/#course-introduction

Course Introduction

“About Dr. Bryan Chapell

Bryan Chapell, Ph.D. is Senior Pastor of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.”

MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. Jim Weidenaar Pittsburgh Presbytery

Dr. Weidenaar is a psychologist who works with Harvest USA, a once anchoredbiblical PCA affiliated ministry to those struggling with besetting sexual and homosexual temptation. Some Harvest leaders attended Revoice and have declared acceptance of the Yarhouse /APA false assertions of “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” (SOJI ) which is the foundation of the Revoice ideology and brain trust.

Jim Weidenaar

“Jim Weidenaar joined the Harvest USA staff in June of 2012 as Director for the Greater Pittsburgh Region (GPR). He has a burden to help those struggling with sexual sin, that they will come to understand and experience progress in gospel repentance.”

Harvest USA resources Mark Yarhouse books and ideology. Of course so does the PCA Committee Report as we shall see in a moment.

Good Reads on Gender and Sexuality

MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. Derek Halvorson Tennessee Valley Presbytery

Dr. Halvorson is current President of Covenant College in Georgia which has played host to Mark Yarhouse teaching and speaking inChapel since at least 2009

https://www.covenant.edu/about/who/leadership/president

“Dr. Derek Halvorson is Covenant College’s sixth president.”

Again Yarhouse speaks often since 2009 at Covenant College

https://www.covenant.edu/news/01.16.09-2

“After graduating from Covenant in 1993, Dr. Halvorson spent time trading foreign currencies in Charlotte and Chicago.”

“Dr. Halvorson serves on the boards of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. ( CCCU)

NOTE: CCCU IS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPTED ORGANIZATIONS RELATED TO CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION .

CCCU is totally co-opted by LGBTQ lobbyist like AMERICAN UNITY FUND and pro- LGBTQ FUNDING BILLIONAIRE  Paul Singer to support the false compromise of Religious Liberty with LGBTQ inclusion and rights called “Fairness for All” legislation. Singer who is a hedge fund manager financially supports both groups like Human Rights Campaign promoting The Equality Act AND its hedge bet supported by many evangelical organizations called “Fairness for All”

Fairness for All

CCCU Statement on Fairness for All

AGAIN, Covenant President Halvorson works on the board of CCCU who is partnering with Radical gay funder Billionaire Paul Singer who funds Human Rights Campaign and a host of other pro- LGBTQ movements and legislation including the GOP and 2010 Romney campaign for President which deconstructed conservative opposition to gay marriage.

MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mr. Kyle Keating Missouri Presbytery

https://spiritualfriendship.org/author/kylekeating/

SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP  is the ministry of Revoice leaders and speaker Wesley Hill and Ron Belgau and which hosted both Revoice pre-conference rallies in 2018 and 2019.

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AGIAN- Kyle Keating works in leadership with Spiritual Friendship

Kyle KeatingKyle Keating received his M.Div. at Covenant Theological Seminary and teaches theology and history at a small Christian school in St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives with his wonderful wife Christy. He can be followed on Twitter: @KyleAKeating.

Keating works among the  Editors of the “Revice” leaders

Editors

ron50Ron Belgau is completing a PhD in Philosophy, and teaches medical ethics, philosophy of the human person, ethics, and philosophy of religion. He can be followed on Twitter: @RonBelgau.

Wesley HillWesley Hill is an assistant professor of New Testament at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, 2010). He can be followed on Twitter: @WesleyHill.

All of these Spiritual Friendship editors are working with APA and TGC Thought leader Mark Yarhouse

Mark YarhouseMark Yarhouse is Professor of Psychology and the Hughes Endowed Chair at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, where he directs the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity. He can be found on Twitter@markyarhouse.

 

Keating also works with Revoice 2018 speaker radical Eve Tushnet at Spiritual Friendship.

Eve TushnetEve TushnetEve Tushnet is a writer in Washington, DC. She blogs at Patheos and is working on a book on vocations for gay Catholics. She can be followed on Twitter: @EveTushnet

Spiritual Friendship also works very closely with Sam Allberry and Living Out whose London Conference in 2018 promoted Revoice and introduced the “Church LGBTQ  Inclusion Audit ” in 2018.

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Mr. Jim Pocta North Texas Presbytery

“Jim Pocta is a psychotherapist and biblical counselor in Dallas.”

Jim Pocta is a psychologist and TGC contributor who has experienced conflicted Gender Identity as a boy.

I Couldn’t Live the Lie of My Sexuality

“Somehow I just knew it. And I also knew there was something wrong with that, so I’d just have to keep it to myself. After playing dress-up with my six sisters, I’d get to wear their dresses when no one was looking. I’d be the princess in secret. Relief. Other boys had dreams of playing in the World Series; I dreamt of becoming a fabulous woman with a handsome boyfriend.”

Dr. Pocta is used as  a resource by TGC and others with Mark Yarhouse and Revoice leaders like Preston Sprinkle

Counseling Gender-Questioning Teens (Part 1)

A LOOK AT THE PCA COMMITTEE RESOURCES.

Simply put the resources are much more of the same players and narrative which led to the crisis in the PCA over Revoice and SSA and related gender and sexuality issues which led then -to the formation of the committee.

DIZZY YET?

THIS TGC MERRY GO ROUND IS NAUSEATING FOR ANY TRULY CONCERNED PCA MEMBER AND A MOCKERY OF YOUR CONCERNS.

HERE ARE THE COMMITTEE “RESOURCES”

“BOOKS FOR PASTORS AND SESSIONS IN THE COMMITTEE REPORT”

(THE SHORT LIST)

SAM ALLBERRY 
Allberry, Sam. Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible and
Same-Sex Attraction. Purcellville, VA: Good Book Company, 2013.

Allberry, Sam. 7 Myths about Singleness. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.

Note: Allbery and his ministry Living Out promoted Revoice “for our US Audience” then went into hiding.

KEVIN DE YOUNG

DeYoung, Kevin. What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality? Wheaton, IL:
Crossway, 2015.

NOTE: DeYoung is a TGC leader, subscribes to Yarhouse 2010 Whitepaper and who deflected for Revoice in 2018. Plus he is a Committee Member promoting his own book, Nice objectivity Kevin.

TIM GEIGER 

Geiger, Tim. Explaining LGBTQ+ Identity to Your Child: Biblical Guidance and Wisdom.
Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2018.

NOTE: Tim works for HarvestUSA , Attended Revoice 2018 and now subscribes to Sexual Orientation narrative of Yarhouse and APA according to his review of Revoice.

RACHLE GILSON

Gilson, Rachel. Born Again This Way: Coming Out, Coming to Faith, and What Comes Next.  Purcellville, VA: Good Book Company, 2020.

NOTE: Gilson is a Revoice leader and works for CRU which is deeply infiltrated with Yarhouse and TGC and the Social Justice false gospel which is very pro Revoice. She is a regular TGC contributor.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/03/22/revoice-2019-tgc-cts-overlapping-leadership/

JACKIE PERRY HILL 

Perry, Jackie Hill. Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always
Been. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2018.

NOTE: Hill is a TGC regular contributor and her husband works for & Campaign which is working with Billionaire Paul Singer and the CCCU to promote “Fairness for All” LGBTQ empowerment legislation.

VAUGHN ROBERTS

Roberts, Vaughan. Transgender. Purcellville, VA: Good Book Company, 2013.

NOTE: Roberts is a Living Out leader and TGC contributor.

https://www.livingout.org/stories/vaughan

ED SHAW 

Shaw, Ed. Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate
34 Life. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2015.

NOTE: Ed Shaw is a Living Out and TGC leader and contributor whose work beyond the Revoice controversy became even more radical .

FURTHER COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

BOOKS AND ARTICLES FOR FURTHER STUDY BY THE PCA REPORT COMMITTEE

MORE ALLBERRY

Allberry, Sam. Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? Purcellville, VA: The Good Book
Company, 2020.

BUTTERFIELD IS A TGC FAVORITE PUSHING “HOSPITALITY ” AND WELCOME OF LGBTQ BY THE CHURCH.

Butterfield, Rosaria. Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith. Pittsburgh, PA: Crown & Covenant Publications, 2012.

DENNY BURK WHO HELPED HIDE REVOICE ORIGINS AT SBTS BAPTIST SEMINARY AND DEFLECT FROM REVOICE EXPOSURE AS THE FIRST TGC / CBM&W LEADER TO WRITE ON REVOICE.

Burk, Denny. What Is the Meaning of Sex? Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.

 

WESLEY HILL IS A REVOICE AND SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP LEADER AND LIVING OUT CONTRIBUTOR. 

Hill, Wesley. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010; revised & expanded edition, 2016.

PRESTON SPRINKLE IS A REVOICE LEADER AND MARK YARHHOUSE ASSOCIATE. 

ALSO NOTE: SPRINKLE , A MASTERS SEMINARY GRADUATE, HAS  HAS MADE A CAREER OF LGBTQ ISSUES IN THE CHURCH AS WELL AS WORKING WITH THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS LIKE REVOICE. SPRINKLE “RESOURCES THE CHURCH FOR INCLUSIVENESS THROUGH HIS CENTER FOR FAITH SEXUALITY AND GENDER.

https://centerforfaith.com/about/leadership/dr-preston-sprinkle

PCA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION OF SPRINKLE BOOK

Sprinkle, Preston. People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue. Grand
Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

CHRISTOPHER YUAN IS A TGC CONTRIBUTOR AND YARHOUSE SUBSCRIBER. 

Yuan, Christopher. Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story. Colorado Springs: Multnomah, 2018.

AND OF COURSE THE PCA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BRAIN TRUST /THOUGHT LEADER OF THE REVOICE AND LGBTQ THRIVING MOVEMENT AND SOGI AND APA NARRATIVE …..MARK YARHOUSE.

Yarhouse, Mark A. Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry. Grand
Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

“Primarily directed toward counseling adolescents who experience same-sex
attraction. Presents in layman’s terms a sexual identity therapy (SIT) framework,
employing secular psychological categories. Yarhouse’s strength, as a social
scientist, lies in his observation of empirical phenomena. This book contains
helpful insights when approached with appropriate Biblical discernment.”

WARNING  :Mark Yarhouse is promoting the American Psychological Association views of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity  (SOGI) not the Word of God or the Gospel that can transform peoples hearts including their sexual lust and desires by the power of Christ blood sacrifice and resurrection.

Yarhouse works with the APA promoting both “side A ” and “side B” and “everything in between” on SOGI counseling issues. He advocates for resolving conflict between a patients “sexual orientation and their faith”.  His work in the APA promotes a broad religious perspective on counseling models rooted – AGAIN -in whatever works to help remove conflict between the LGBTQ patient and their varied religious beliefs or “faith identity”. Yarhouse focus is on reconciling the gender identity based on SOGI , which they assert “cannot change”- with the client/ patient’s faith identity, whatever it may be. The outcome is, if need be, embracing the identity of “LGBTQ Christian or LGBTQ Buddhist or LGBTQ Muslim etc. as needed.Yarhouse APA work is fully interfaith applied.

Yarhouse center has moved from Regent University since Revoice 2018 and is now housed at Wheaton College where a vast assortment of heretical teachings are finding a home. AGAIN TGC adopted Yarhouse in 2010. It has never looked back. Nor is it  now with the PCA leadership in this Committee Report.

http://sexualidentityinstitute.org/sample-page/dr-mark-yarhouse/

“Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections under the Department of Justice to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was recently invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”

 

BELOVED YOUR DENOMINATION IS GONE !

 

CONCLUSION

ALL THESE VOICES ARE COMING FROM THE SAME ECHO CHAMBER BEHIND REVOICE AND LIVING OUT AND THE LGBTQ THRIVING IN THE CHURCH MOVEMENT.

The PCA Committee members, support, and resources and therefore conclusions are nothing more than a walk through a review of the VERY influences which produced the LGBTQ Thriving movement in the PCA.

PCA Believers -your denomination is gone – your leaders have tolerated compromise and allowed infiltration that has been focused to deceive you and your children and  pervert your faith. Stop giving these people and this organization and it’s affiliates money unless you agree with LGBTQ “Christianity “, “Queer Christianity” and the APA false concept of SOJO promoted my Mark Yarhouse. All these influences into the TGC in 2010 and the mainstream of evangelicalism and are aiding efforts to destroy religious liberty and redefine “Human Rights” globally.

The PCA is in APOSTASY and has merely hustled it’s membership with this Report and the movement that led up to it.

Get out- Get your family out – get your grandchildren OUT…NOW.

ISAIAH 1

Judah Called to Repentance

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

The Wickedness of Judah

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;
The ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master’s [a]crib;
But Israel does not know,
My people do not [b]consider.”

Alas, sinful nation,
A people [c]laden with iniquity,
[d]brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.

Why should you be stricken again?
You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.
From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.

Your country is desolate,
Your cities are burned with fire;
Strangers devour your land in your presence;
And it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
So the daughter of Zion is left as a [e]booth in a vineyard,
As a hut in a garden of cucumbers,
As a besieged city.
Unless the Lord of hosts
Had left to us a very small remnant,
We would have become like Sodom,
We would have been made like Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord,
You rulers of Sodom;
Give ear to the law of our God,
You people of Gomorrah:
11 “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle.
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
Or of lambs or goats.

12 “When you come to appear before Me,
Who has required this from your hand,
To trample My courts?
13 Bring no more futile[f] sacrifices;
Incense is an abomination to Me.
The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting.
14 Your New Moons and your appointed feasts
My soul hates;
They are a trouble to Me,
I am weary of bearing them.
15 When you [g]spread out your hands,
I will hide My eyes from you;
Even though you make many prayers,
I will not hear.
Your hands are full of [h]blood.

16 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.
Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Rebuke [i]the oppressor;
[j]Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.

18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
20 But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword”;
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

The Degenerate City

21 How the faithful city has become a [k]harlot!
It was full of justice;
Righteousness lodged in it,
But now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross,
Your wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebellious,
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes,
And follows after rewards.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.

24 Therefore the Lord says,
The Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel,
“Ah, I will [l]rid Myself of My adversaries,
And [m]take vengeance on My enemies.
25 I will turn My hand against you,
And thoroughly[n] purge away your dross,
And take away all your alloy.
26 I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”

27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice,
And her [o]penitents with righteousness.
28 The destruction of transgressors and of sinners shall be together,
And those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
29 For [p]they shall be ashamed of the [q]terebinth trees
Which you have desired;
And you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens
Which you have chosen.
30 For you shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fades,
And as a garden that has no water.
31 The strong shall be as tinder,
And the work of it as a spark;
Both will burn together,
And no one shall quench them.