‘What state is the church in when a Christian college fires a Christian lecturer for defending a Christian understanding of sexuality? This week, news broke of Dr Aaron Edwards, a lecturer at Cliff College, Derbyshire, a Methodist Bible college, who was sacked and even threatened with a counter-terrorism referral for sharing a tweet on human sexuality that went viral. The father of five was told that for sharing the Christian view of sexuality, he had brought “the college into disrepute.” Tim Dieppe is joined by Aaron on this week’s Round the Table, as well as Joe Boot, founder of the Ezra Institute, to discuss how changes in the UK Church’s doctrine on marriage and sexuality is leading to more confusion and cases like this. How are faithful Christians now to respond?’
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It does seem at least to me, that there are today more and more groups calling themselves “Christian” that are applauding and promoting the Sodomite life. However, that lifestyle is not called Sodomy anymore but is now known by letters from the alphabet; LGBTQUIA etc. etc. Well, someone can call themselves whatever they desire but that doesn’t make it true or Biblically accepted. Israel was a theocracy under the headship of the Creator Himself and this is what it says in the Old Testament concerning those called by the name Sodomite.
1Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
1Kings 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
1Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.
2Kings 23:7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
Of course most people know of Sodom and what occurred there! Now, in the New Testament we do not find the word Sodomite but we do read of the lifestyle and it is not a lifestyle that finds favour with God. In Romans chapter One and verses 24 through 27 we read concerning this lifestyle and what the Lord thinks of it.
Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Why then do those who profess to be “Christian” push this lifestyle? Is it because they love sin and NOT the Saviour? Is it because they have NEVER had “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus” Acts 20:21?
In that coming day all, whether they be in the Sodomite lifestyle or not, if they refuse to turn from their sin to faith in the Lord Jesus as their own personal Saviour they personally will suffer the consequences. This last judgment is given in Revelation 20:11-15. There we read John saying he ..saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Nevertheless, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance 2Peter 3:9.
‘On its website, the Western University Student Council (USC) claims that females, transgender and “non-binary” peoples are not the only ones who experience periods.
“Menstrual products are a necessity for a large portion of Western’s population, and students who menstruate, including but not limited to female, non-binary, and transgender students, require access to these products in order to move through daily life,” reads the USC’s website.
According to the Western Gazette, the union plans on installing 150 Aunt Flow dispensers that feature free “100 percent organic cotton, biodegradable and synthetic-free tampons and pads” in men’s, women’s and gender-neutral washrooms.
The installation of dispensers is part of the USC’s “Free the Dot” initiative, a program the union launched in partnership with its food support services that offers students free hygiene products and contraception.’https://tnc.news/2023/02/07/tampons-mens-western/
These people are NUTS! Note what they say below;
Reducing the Stigma Around Menstrual and Sexual Wellness
The purpose: raise awareness about the different components of menstrual equity and reduce the stigma around menstrual health.
Events and Initiative dates for 2022-2023 Academic Year coming soon, download the USC Now App to keep up to date with events and initiatives for free the dot.
Menstrual products are not a luxury- they are a necessity. Menstrual products are a necessity for a large portion of Western’s population, and students who menstruate, including but not limited to female, non-binary, and transgender students, require access to these products in order to move through daily life. The USC recommends that Western University invest in the provision of free menstrual products to be provided in ALL washrooms on campus. Sign your name to this petition to show your support for this recommendation!’https://westernusc.ca/free-the-dot/
2Tiimothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
‘Biology matters, though apparently not if you are a man who *feels* like a woman, then biology just has to take a back seat.
The American Red Cross has revealed they will now allow males who pretend to be women to donate their blood, even if they have been having sex with other males.
Under normal circumstances, males who engage in sexual activity with other males are asked to wait three months before donating blood, a requirement that will be waived for men who self-ID as women.
According to the American Red Cross website, the organization says it “understand[s] that there is a difference between biological sex and gender,” but goes on to clarify that the Red Cross is following the recommendations of the FDA to determine donor eligibility on the basis of self-declared sex, as opposed to biological sex of the potential donors.
This change would allow a homosexual or bisexual male to present at the clinic and self-describe himself as “female” or “trans” and be exempted from the 3-month deferral typically associated with males who actively engage in sexual activity with other males. This may pose a risk to both the Red Cross staff, the donor, and the viability of blood donations.
Gay men have previously been limited in giving blood due to higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Usually men who have sex with other men must wait 3 months before donating.
A member of the Reduxx team called the Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center posing as a biological male who identified as a woman to check eligibility requirements. When the agent was asked if a person “assigned male at birth” who was actively having sex with other biological males was able to donate blood, he responded that so long as the potential donor self-declared their sex as “female,” they would be allowed.
“If you identify as a female… if you answer the question as a female, anything that’s going to come up– regarding the transgenderism… is not going to apply,” the agent stated, after consulting with his managerial team for several minutes.
Similarly under the rules, females who identify as “men” and who have sex with biological males or other females who identify as “men” are ineligible and subject to the 3-month deferral.
Males who identify as “female” and have sex with other males who identify as “female” are eligible to donate under the lesbian guidelines.
The policy of self-identification applies to all forms of blood, plasma, and platelet donation, which contradicts The Red Cross’ weight and height requirements for donors on the basis of sex. Regular donors are also allowed to have information on their sex changed upon verbal confirmation, which the Red Cross perplexingly claims is for the sake of “donor safety and accuracy of records.” Individuals do not need to declare that they are transgender.
The three month waiting period is so blood screening can pick up evidence of sexually transmitted diseases.
Binary spokeswoman Kirralie Smith said the policy puts lives at risk.
“It is utterly absurd to change a policy that is dependent on biological factors,” she said.
“Blood donated by men who have sex with men is at risk. This is not unjustly discriminatory, it is not a matter of feelings, stereotypes, or perception. It is a serious medical issue that could cause devastation to recipients if the blood is contaminated.
“This policy highlights the incredible lunacy people are willing to sink to in an effort to appease extremists.
“Men are not female and never can be, regardless of their costume, drug taking or surgery.”’https://www.binary.org.au/the_american_red_cross_policy_that_denies_biological_reality?
‘Andy Stanley, a pastor widely discredited by orthodox, Bible-believing Christians as a false teacher, has ignited a raging controversy with his latest remarks on homosexuality and faith. Stanley’s “seeker-sensitive” approach prioritizes attracting non-believers to church over upholding traditional doctrine, diluting the essence of Christianity to appease a wider audience. This has drawn fierce criticism from those who see Stanley’s views as a deviation from the true teachings of Christianity.
In a recent sermon, Stanley proclaimed that homosexuals who “loved Jesus” despite God’s rejection of them have more faith than most Christians and that Christians should learn from them. This asinine assertion, along with Stanley’s disregard for traditional teachings and the authority of the Bible, is a blatant display of his apostasy.
Stanley’s views and approach to ministry have rightfully faced heavy criticism as he is merely promoting his personal aberrant beliefs as gospel. Meanwhile, some homosexuals have praised Stanley for his innovative views on biblical interpretation, theology, and the role of the church, perceiving his approach as more “inclusive.”
However, beneath the surface of the controversy lies a more sinister issue at Stanley’s North Point Church. Not only does Stanley take a lenient, unscriptural approach to sin, but it has recently come to light that he employs an openly lesbian individual who leads the church’s LGBTQ ministry. You can read about that here.
But now, it has come to light that Stanley has been openly promoting open and active homosexual lifestyles within his church and he has been doing so through some very sinister people. Andy Stanley is repeatedly hosting an openly practicing homosexual who is openly living with his homosexual partner. His name is Brian Nietzel.
Brian Nietzel, according to his own biography found on his website, is living in Atlanta with his “partner Dan.” A look at photos on Nietzel’s Facebook page confirmed that he is still openly and actively in a homosexual relationship.
These homosexuals, as you can see from the image above, were “married” in 2021 with the wedding being performed by Amy Hayes, a former staff member for Charles Stanley’s In Touch Ministries.
Brian is the founder of Renovus—which we’ve written about in several previous articles—a ministry dedicated to advancing queer theology and homosexual affirmation within the Church. According to Brian’s website, he says he has known two things all of his life: “Jesus is my hero,” and “And I’m gay.” Brian says that for much of his life faith and sexuality were divided, but that “through a season of new conversations with God, I came out knowing my peace as a gay Christian man.”
We can all rest assured that whoever Brian was having “conversations” with, it certainly wasn’t God and what he teaches and believes certainly did not come from God’s word.’https://disntr.com/2023/02/03/andy-stanley-repeatedly-hosts-man-living-in-open-homosexual-relationship-for-lgbtq-kids-conferences/
‘I recently had an exchange with Jared Moore, a pastor and a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), who has been exposing much of the bad theology within the Southern Baptist Convention over sexuality. Moore recently started a firestorm on Twitter through a series of tweets on several prominent Evangelical leaders denying that same-sex attraction is sin.
In Moore’s latest expose, he demonstrates that a long-time professor at SBTS, David Prince, is openly and unashamedly teaching that same-sex attraction is not sin and that those who believe that it is are “accusers” like Satan.
In an article on Prince’s website, after citing Romans 8:23, “And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies,” he argues:
I am arguing that same sex desires and same sex orientation are in that category of groaning — waiting for the redemption of our bodies. Which means they are in the same broad category with all kinds of disordered bodies and minds and emotions. If we tried to make a list of the kinds of emotional and mental and physical brokenness of the human family the list would be unending. And all of us are broken and disordered in different ways. All of you are bent to desire things in different degrees that you should not want. We are all disordered in our emotions, or minds, our bodies.
Of course, this argument is completely and totally absurd. Men desiring to have sexual intercourse with other men and women with women is not described anywhere in Scripture as an “emotion,” but rather “πάθη ἀτιμ,” which is translated as “dishonorable passions” in the ESV, “degrading passions” in the NASB, and “vile affections” in the KJV. Further, these degrading passions are described as a state of being demonstrative of a mind, body, and spirit that has been “given over” by God to the “lusts of the flesh.” Sexual attraction is not described as an emotion, but rather thoughts and desires that can either be natural or unnatural.
And since homosexual attraction is described in Romans 1 as a mind being “given over” to the “lusts of the flesh,” In the same chapter of Romans (chapter 8) that Prince cites to try to remove the stigma of homosexuality and redefine sexual sin as “brokenness,” he fails to acknowledge that just prior that in verse 7, that “the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God,” because it does not, and cannot, submit to God’s law.
Prince’s view is clearly out of line with biblical teaching and to suggest that those who hold a hardline biblical stance on human sexuality and sexual ethics are “accusers of the brethren” like Satan is foolish, at best. But we already know that the Southern Baptist Convention is sinking deeper into spiritual and theological apostasy and it’s merely a matter of time before the entire denomination is handed over.’https://disntr.com/2023/02/03/sbts-professor-says-same-sex-attraction-is-not-sin-and-those-who-believe-so-are-like-satan/
‘Izzy Montague was one of many parents who raised concern when her son’s primary school began promoting LGBT issues to children as young as five, not allowing parents to opt their children out. When she met with the school’s executive headteacher, another teacher attending the meeting wore a t-shirt with the provocative message: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”
Parents also say that they were misled with incorrect statements of law when they challenged the school on the issue of the Pride event. Izzy has launched legal action against the school on the grounds of direct and indirect discrimination, victimisation and a failure by the school to uphold its statutory duty.
Izzy said, “It was like being bullied. They stopped treating me like any other parent but were antagonistic towards me. I believe that they retaliated against me by unreasonably excluding me from the premises, victimising my child and not taking my safeguarding concerns seriously.”‘https://christianconcern.com/cccases/izzy-montague/
‘The Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church, is a historic institution that has its roots in the 16th century when King Henry VIII sought to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon but was denied annulment by the Pope. As a result, Henry broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and established the Church of England, with himself as its head, setting the stage for centuries of close ties between the Church and the British monarchy and state.
The Church of England’s evolution towards progressivism is a part of a larger historical trend in Western Christianity, where many Christian denominations have moved away from their conservative theological roots and towards a more progressive, liberal perspective. This shift has been influenced by a number of factors, including the Enlightenment, the rise of secularism, and the influence of progressive political movements.
In the 19th century, the Church of England was at the forefront of the social justice movement, advocating for the abolition of slavery (not that this in and of itself was a bad thing) and working to improve the lives of the poor. But along with this shift came a departure from its previous conservative roots. More importantly, this shift also marked a gradual distancing from the gospel, as the Church placed greater emphasis on social activism and political engagement, rather than the proclamation of the gospel and the spiritual transformation of individuals.
In the 20th century, this trend towards progressivism continued, as the Church adopted increasingly liberal attitudes towards issues such as women’s ordination and LGBTQ rights. Despite opposition from more conservative elements within the Church, the trend towards progressivism has continued to this day, with the Church of England now being seen as a generally liberal and progressive institution.
The Church of England’s shift away from the gospel and towards progressive activism is a trend that is not unique to the Anglican Church but is being seen in many other mainline Protestant denominations. This shift is often seen as a warning sign of impending apostasy, as it represents a departure from the core teachings and values of the Christian faith.’https://disntr.com/2023/01/31/from-the-gospel-to-gay-sex-tracing-the-evolution-of-the-church-of-englands-theology/
We very seldom watch anything on the ABC but did turn to it for a very short time New year’s Eve! NOTE, I said SHORT!
‘The ABC’s coverage of Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks has been blasted online as “a disgrace” and out of touch.
As thousands of people flocked to Sydney Harbour to view the spectacle, some viewers of the national broadcaster were less impressed with what they saw which was led by Charlie Pickering, Zan Rowe and Jeremy Fernandez.
Following the Calling Country fireworks display over the Harbour at 9pm, the live music commenced which featured acts such as Tones and I, Ball Park Music, Vika & Linda, Dami Im, Morgan Evans and Tasman Keith.
A segment of the coverage was also dedicated to this year’s WorldPride Festival, to be held in Sydney, which included a performance from drag queen Courtney Act.’https://www.skynews.com.au/business/media/australian-broadcasting-corporation-cops-backlash-online-over-woke-coverage-of-sydneys-new-years-eve-fireworks/news-story/06596cf1e8ece9d302b843eb5f6c2603?net_sub_id=282058248&type=curated&position=1&overallPos=3
Gay, homosexual, lesbian or any of the multitude of binary categories is never mentioned in the Creator’s manual! Sodomites are mentioned along with male and female. Romans Chapter One tells us all we need to know concerning what the Creator thinks of sex outside the relationship of one man and one woman. However, in spite of what the Creator’s manual tells us, society continues down the road of self-destruction!
‘One of the benefits of the political upheaval of the past several years is that no one is surprised anymore when the legacy media act more like partisan activists than objective journalists. In fact, such bias is what most of the public has come to expect from the news industry and is also why the vast majority of people disapprove of it.
Still, the lengths to which the media are willing to go to advance their own ideological agenda can sometimes shock even the most weathered press watchers.
The best example of this from the past year is the media’s deliberate distortion of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which is more commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The very fact that the bill is known as such proves my point. Leftist activists didn’t like that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was cracking down on the gender ideology agenda in public education. They came up with a dishonest nickname for the bill, and the media made sure it stuck.
Every single mainstream outlet, from Time magazine to the Washington Post, referred to this legislation as the Don’t Say Gay bill repeatedly, even after Florida officials made it clear that the bill in no way prevented students or teachers from saying the word “gay.” The word doesn’t appear in the text of the bill once.’https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/year-in-review-the-medias-biggest-lie-in-2022