Sunday, March 1, 2015

Responding Biblically To The LGBT Agenda

Posted by Christine Pack


A recent Christian conference entitled "The Bible and Homosexuality" addressed the LGBT agenda, including how Christians should respond to the issue of homosexuality in today's culture. This conference was held at Truth Community Church in Cincinnati, OH, July of 2015. I can't recommend this series enough. The sessions include:
(1) Refuting 5 Myths About Homosexuality
(2) Why Is Homosexuality Wrong?
(3) Scripture, Shellfish and Homosexual Sin
(4) Addressing The Heart of Same Sex Attraction
(5) The Future of the Church and Homosexuality

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

We Will Not Bow - Pastor John MacArthur delivered this encouraging message for Christians shortly after the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage. (Dr John MacArthur, Grace To You)

■ An Open Letter To Masters Seminary Alumni - Written by John MacArthur to seminary students shortly after the Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage. (Dr John MacArthur, Grace To You)

■ Former transgender (now born again Christian) gives testimony (Diamond Dee)

■ Bruce Jenner Believes A Lie - James White discusses Bruce Jenner's decision to have surgery on himself in an attempt to turn himself into a woman. Bruce Jenner, a former Olympic athlete, is now famous for something else: being the "face" of today's wildly popular transgender movement. "Transgender," you see, is the sanitized, media-friendly term for the surgical procedures that a person willingly chooses to go through in an attempt to change gender. Dr. White rightly points out that this process is really self mutilation. In short, Bruce Jenner is believing a lie. This program is sad to listen to, but my prayer is that those struggling with sexual orientation will first of all read what the Bible has to say about sin, and read about God's holy nature, and then will repent and believe on Christ's atoning sacrifice. When this happens, a person is given a new heart ❤→ and new desires, to the great praise and glory of a merciful God who saves, and transforms, lost sinners. (Dr James White, Alpha and Omega Ministries)
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Cor 5:17)
■ James White On Same-Sex Marriage and the LGBT Agenda - This link is to another interview with Dr James White. This interview, which kicked off the (rebooted) Iron Sharpens Iron show, is a sobering look at same-sex marriage, the current climate and the relentless push by the LGBT to normalize all gender issues. Show host Chris Arnzen and Dr White also get into other general discussion about the LGBT agenda and how Christians should respond to it, and how we should also start thinking about the future. (Chris Arnzen with Dr James White, Iron Sharpens Iron)

■ Gay Christianity Refuted - Here is a link to a 2-part show by Dr. James White which addresses the claims made by an attractive and articulate homosexual young man named Matthew Vines. For those who don't know who he is, Vines claims to be both unrepentantly homosexual and Christian. (Dr James White, Alpha and Omega Ministries)

■ A Believing Response To Matthew Vines' 40 Questions - This is James White's kind and thoroughly biblical response to an article entitled 40 Questions For Christians Who Oppose Marriage Equality, by Matthew Vines. Vines is a professing Christian who is unrepentantly homosexual who believes that he can harmonize his homosexual lifestyle with Christianity. (Dr James White, Alpha and Omega Ministries)

■ When God Abandons A Nation - In this ahead-of-its-time sermon dated August 2006, John MacArthur said (paraphrasing) that once you've gone past the sexual revolution, and you're into the homosexual revolution, the culture is basically gone. Thus, the question is no longer, "What should we do so that God won't abandon us as a nation?" but rather, "Now that God has abandoned the nation in which we live, how should we live?" (Dr John MacArthur, Grace To You)

■  Which Way, Evangelicals? There is Nowhere to Hide and New OSHA Regulations Christians Need To Be Aware Of (Dr Al Mohler)

■ How to Survive A Cultural Crisis - This is a great article for retraining our thinking to be more biblical, and contains the following points: (1) Understand that persecution is normal for Christians, and (2) Eschew utopianism and too much of a trust in Christian activism. And if there's anyone who is aware of the dangers of trusting too heavily in Christian activism, it is Mark Dever, located as he is, in our nation's capitol. (Mark Dever, Capitol Hill Baptist Church)

■ Responding To The Homosexualizing of America (Ray Comfort, Living Waters)

■ Answering the Tough Questions Asked by Homosexuals (Dr Michael Brown)

■ How Should A Christian Live In A Culture Given Over To A Depraved Mind? (Sola Sisters)

True Christians Don't Hate Homosexuals (Adam4d)

■ Does The Bible Approve of Homosexuality? (Answers In Genesis)

■ How Can Homosexuality Be Wrong If It Doesn't Harm Anyone? (The Gospel Coalition)

■ Interview with Christian Bakery Owners Who Were Sued For Not Making a Wedding Cake For a Same Sex Marriage (The Church Boys)

■ Gender Indoctrination In California (Stand Up For The Truth)

■  A Christian Response When Homosexuals Throw Leviticus at You (Junction City)

■ Same Sex Marriage: Where Do We Go From Here? (Stand Up For The Truth)
 Former Homosexuals / Transgenders Find Forgiveness, Deliverance From Former Lifestyle 

Former Lesbian Activist Professor Finds God, Leaves Her Former Lifestyle (Rosaria Butterfield, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert)

■ Former Transsexual Walt Heyer Warns Bruce Jenner That Regret Is Coming (Breitbart)

■ Jesus Christ Saved Me From 27 Years of Homosexuality (David Upton, I'll Be Honest blog)

■ Transgender Realizes He Made A Mistake, Gives His Testimony


 Scientific Evidence That There Is No "Gay Gene" 

Excerpt from the article: Are Homosexual People Really Born Gay?
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”  – Joseph Goebbels........Since the early 1970s, homosexual people have increasingly claimed that they were “born gay” and that, therefore, they could not change even if they wanted to. In the gay community itself more than 90% of gays now believe genes are a significant factor in their orientation—a ten-fold increase in fifty years (1). By repeating this claim over and over again for decades now, they have managed to win over a large percentage of heterosexual “believers” to their cause, without any substantial basis in fact to validate the claim that they were “born that way.” 
The Latest In Scientific Research: There Is Not Gay Gene

Eight Major Identical Twin Studies Prove Homosexuality Is Not Genetic

The Genetics of Same Sex Attraction

Homosexuals Are Not Born That Way


 Documentation of the Depravity / Hopelessness of the Homosexual Lifestyle 
[WARNING: Graphic images and explicit language] 

The Medical Consequences of the Homosexual Lifestyle (DC Clothesline)


■ The Transgender Con? Many “Transgender” People Regret Switch - This link is to an article that exposes the high suicide rate among transgenders, a topic which is rarely mentioned in the liberal media, but is nonetheless true. (The New American)