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By Lisa Cherry

Multnomah, a major Christian publisher, has released a controversial book by Matthew Vines: God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

You can read about it at Charisma News here: A Shameful Day in Evangelical Christian Publishing.

We could all say who cares?  Most of us will not see the book. But this book is poised to make a significant impact.

This book will attract a lot of the younger generation who are curious about this issue and the church’s response. So as parents we’d better take a look.

I can think of 3 significant impacts of this book to our kids’ lives. 

1. It seems that more people are using the phrase "gay Christian." And the more we use it, the more it deceives our children. Revisionists want to change our language.

2.  The man who wrote the book is a self-proclaimed revisionist. A revisionist is someone who does not care about preserving the Orthodox Christian interpretation of the Scriptures. They are in favor of changing the word of God. Get it?  He revises it just because he wants to.

This concept is at the root of our kids’ generation’s controversy.   Do your children understand what a revisionist is? Do they care?

Have you helped them to build a foundation of faith and trust in the integrity of the word of God?

3. The publishing of this book illustrates the controversy of the modern church.

There seem to be three dominant camps within the body of Christ concerning the gay issue:

The first camp embraces homosexuality as a plan by God and His sanctioned expression of sexuality and marriage.

The second calls to the traditional view that homosexuality is a sin... But it does believe that homosexuality is inborn and unchangeable. A person struggling with same-sex attraction is called in this view to live a celibate life resisting acting on the attraction.

The third view says that homosexuality is a sin and that God can and does deliver people from the challenge of the problem.

Are you and your children aware of these three views? It’s likely our children will encounter people who claim to be Christians espousing each of these different viewpoints. (I stand with the traditional viewpoint of number 3)

If you have not helped your children understand this issue, they are in danger of being swayed away from a foundation upon God's word.

The real "gay Christian" issue is this:

 Will we hold that God's word is literally true for every generation...

 Or will we revise it to suit those with “itching ears.” 

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By Lisa Cherry

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45) Surely that scripture was demonstrated last week when the Jars of Clay Christian band leader took to his Twitter feed.

Over a series of three days he caught the attention of the world. After watching a movie on board an airplane, he began to "think out loud" and his thoughts were quite disturbing.

Not only was he throwing off what he saw as the confining boundaries proposed by his evangelical heritage in regards to gay marriage, but while he was at it, he was throwing out the whole idea that morality can and should be found in our Bibles.

Wow. Lucas was the first one I knew personally who caught wind of this story. When Lucas sent me the actual twitter feed, I could not figure out why he sent it. Until I read the multi-day progression and saw what was happening.

Parents, we need to understand that this thought process is happening at epidemic rates in the younger generation. (And from what I am noting, perhaps it is happening at the same rate with our own age peers!)

Take a look at this yourself. Wouldn't it be nice to have a Twitter feed look into our own children's heads? Maybe we best find some ways to get a peek into their thoughts.

That is why I really encourage parents to learn to pull the stories happening in the world around us into the discussion in your own home. That is one of the best ways to check up on how our kids' reason and believe.

Maybe this story would be a great place to start. But get ready. What if you find out your son or daughter believes as our Jars of Clay friend??

Be prayed up and ready. Do not pounce on them if they have been sucked into this common cultural force of deception. You are in the middle of spiritual warfare for the soul of your child! If you find you have a problem, get some wise counsel. They have been taken captive and will need your help. What you say now has great weight.

In fact, if you are suspecting a problem, consider getting a copy of our book Unmask the Predators. At most all of our weekend events, we teach parents the 12 step plan at the end of this book to help them be ready to handle a parent emergency. God is equipping us for this very hour of tough leadership.

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This is our third miracle story this week. I am sharing the testimonies of 3 of my friends who tell the world this truth:

God can change homosexual desires!

Perhaps you have never met someone who has been set free from the complex and difficult issue of same sex attraction.

That is what someone shared with me just a few weeks ago. This person was sincerely asking me if I had ever known of someone able to change. I was so excited I could answer "Yes!"

Dennis Jernigan's story stands as a testimony of hope and a beacon of truth.

Not only can we read his story... but soon we will all be able to see his story in a new documentary called Sing Over Me.  It premiered February 28, and you can watch the trailer here.  He’s also published a book by the same title, available here.

If you are not familiar with Dennis and his amazing worship ministry, please read about him and take a listen right here.

Dennis knows His Daddy so well. And every time he sings, I find myself drawn close to my Father’s heart. Thanks, Dennis. You have touched my life for the last 20+ years.

I pray that a new generation of God seekers will find their healing in the shadow of the One you sing to!

(I have been emailing Dennis and his team over the last few weeks. I want to make sure all our friends of Frontline Family Ministries are ready to help spread the word of his new release. I will keep you posted as the movie becomes available nationwide.)

Related Posts:

Meet Linda: A Transexual Friend Who Was Changed
Meet Patty: My Friend Who was Formerly a Lesbian

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By Lisa Cherry

This week I am sharing 3 important testimonies from 3 special friends of mine whose lives answer this question:

Can homosexuals change?

Patty is a dear friend of mine. When she heard we were writing our new book Not Open:Win the Invisible Spiritual Culture War, she sent me her story to share with the world.

I am so proud of Patty!! And I am so proud of Jesus!

I was there to witness her miracle transformation with the food box ladies. And I am so glad she is willing to tell you what happened!

So without further delay... please meet my friend and sister in the Lord, Patty.

"My history does not define who I am. The Bible says so. Therefore if any man be in Christ old things are passed away. Behold all things are new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 

In 1980, while in the army, I came out of the closet as a lesbian. I got into radical feminism and was pro-choice.

I claimed to be an atheist for a while, then I was into reincarnation and claimed Shirley MacLaine was God.

Christmas 2000: A couple women left a box of food at my door. They left a Bible in the box. (The Bible made me mad.)

February 2001: I attended a Bible study at the church that left me the Bible. I was in this church to disturb its people's peace. These people just loved and prayed for me.

May 16, 2001: I asked for my salvation on a Wednesday night in a friend's car. I woke on Thursday morning with no homosexual desires. I was prolife and I knew that Shirley MacLaine was not God.

For about 10 days I had minor identity problems and experienced a little fear because of the sudden change. My friend Nancy taught me this scripture: For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

In August 2013, I still am in the process of healing wounds from my previous life. I am strong and have no desire to return to the past mess of a life I once lived.

I wake up every morning and go to bed every night knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me and performs miracles in my daily life."

 

Do you know someone who needs this miracle in their life? Will you share Patty's testimony with them?

Related posts:

Meet Linda: A Transexual Friend Who Was Changed

Meet My Friend Dennis, Formerly Gay, Now Married and a Father

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By Lisa Cherry

Updated February 9, 2014

Disney has power.  And they are using it to  intentionally manipulate our kids. 

The Disney Channel recently featured a “family” with two moms on the show “Good Luck Charlie.”

Here's a one minute clip of the episode on You Tube.

A Disney spokesperson, quoted by One Million Moms, says the show “was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness."

Frontline Moms and Dads, are we going to respond?

Will we allow them to wield their influence over our families without comment?

You can send Disney an email here to tell them how you feel.  However be sure to edit the content.  This link to Million Moms was set up to email Disney before the show aired.  It has now already aired, and your comments should reflect this.

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