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Perverting Grace - Red Flags to Alert You To Perverse-Grace Teachings

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Perverse-Grace, Red Flags to Alert You to Perverse-Grace Teachings is to help people identify if they might be under a perverse-hyper-grace teacher. If you hear the following things being taught in your church or community you are under perverse-grace teaching. This is very important as it is a segue to the promotion of “gay Christianity.”...

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Concerning Our Transition from Exodus International to Restored Hope Network

We, the Board of Restored Hope Network, grieve the decision of Alan Chambers and the board of Exodus to close down this venerable organization. It feels like the unnecessary death of a dear friend. It would have been better for them to have stepped aside and allowed others to carry on the message of hope for transformed lives. Although the timing of the news was a surprise...

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Pornography Facts 2015

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First Stone has compiled a short list of stunning statistics concerning pornography use among Christians including pastors as well as in marriage and children....

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A Grace-filled and Truthful Response Regarding "Gay Christianity"

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After the ruling of the Supreme Court on June 26, 2015 Laura Leigh Stanlake, Director of Women's Ministries attended a local church service where a pastor gave a message in responding to so-called "gay marriage". There was a problem! Homosexual identity and Christianity were being integrated as one legitimate identity-- a "gay Christian" identity. Laura responded with this...

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Recommended Books: Society and Culture

First Stone Ministries recommends this book....

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Gay Christian - Oxymoron

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There is a serious error that is growing in the ranks of Evangelicalism. It has already permeated mainline Protestantism. It is a Trojan Horse in the Body of Christ––one that must be addressed. It carries the potential to change the Gospel we believe, teach and preach into a different gospel (Galatians 1:8), which is NOT the Gospel, but heresy. The implications are ...

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Marriage = Biology (Not Bigotry)

Government promotes natural marriage for a reason, permits many other relationships (including gay relationships) while prohibiting very few relationships (like incest)....

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First Stone Ministries’ Position on ‘Gay Christian’ and ‘Spiritual Friendships?’

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Restored Hope Network (RHN) respectfully disagrees with anyone who continues to identify as both ‘homosexual’ and Christian. Identification with Christ can and must displace an identity based on disordered desires. The New Testament repeatedly calls believers to repent of old identifications and to cleave to the new, true source of one’s identity...

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So-Called "Gay Marriage" is No Marriage at All

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I am hearing of this more and more—that a Christian has been invited to attend a "wedding" between two men or two women. It is usually from a relative, a close friend, or perhaps their own child. A Christian, who is faced with a decision whether to attend or not, processes through many questions with heartache. ...

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Pastors Can Help More Than They Think

Many pastors and leadership in the Church feel they are ill-equipped to help people who struggle with same-sex attractions or homosexuality. Please listen, as you can help more than you realize....

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Reasons FSM Supports HB1598

In January of 2015, Representative Sally Kern submitted HB 1598 to the Oklahoma House. It was approved out of committee, unfortunately the Speaker of the House, Jeff Hickman did not allow the bill to come to the House for a vote. Stephen Black, testified in committee and FSM Supports this effort....

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Kinsey's Criminal Psychopathology in American Law

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Reliance on Kinsey's "Scientific" Child Sex Atrocities and the Effects of His Crime and Fraud on Past and Current Law and Public Policy (PDF)...

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Change Therapy: Why Banning it Hurts People

There many who desire to stop those under the age of 18 who have unwanted same-sex attractions from receiving counseling and therapy. They believe those who have same-sex attraction should embrace homosexuality....

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"This is the Way God Made Me" A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the "Gay

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The trumpets were left at home and the parades were canceled. The press releases and campaign signs were quietly forgotten. The news was big, but it did not contain what some had hoped for. On April 14, 2003, the International Human Genome Consortium announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project—two years ahead of schedule. ...

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Transformation of Persons with Same-Sex Attraction: Becoming Who We Are

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Never in our history has the need been greater for the Church to stand strong on the Biblical Orthodox view of marriage, which is clearly one man and one woman. Never in our history has the Church been so lenient and passive concerning serial adultery with no fault divorce running rampant through her doors. ...

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Freedom Realized!

Message by Stephen Black at Redeemer Church, Utica, NY - May 5, 2013...

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Stephen's Story

Stephen's Story of freedom from homosexuality and sexual abuse. Video is from PFOX's Safe Exit library....

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When Did Idolatry Become Compatible with Christianity? Why It Matters.

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Yesterday, March 26, 2013, during oral arguments in a landmark Supreme Court case regarding same-sex marriage, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and pro-gay marriage advocate Theodore Olson had a discussion about the Constitution that sheds light on an issue within the church....

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Affirming Biblical Orthodoxy on Homosexuality as Sin

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The following articles are helpful in understanding the subject of homosexuality clearly communicated in the Bible as sin and are posted as encouragement and equipping for those who desire to have a clear Biblical response to the culture concerning homosexuality....

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The Bible - What We Believe and Why It Matters

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God; and therefore the supreme authoritative revelation of Truth for all Christian faith and life. We believe that devotion and obedience to God's Word is essential in bringing about the healing process and freedom from the bondage of sexual brokenness....

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The Gospel According To Jesus Christ and the "Gay Christian?"

A Message to Pastoral Care Leaders Processing The Gospel and "Gay Christianity" This article is equipped with many end-notes of Biblical references to back up the emphatic statements and is a Bible study with over 150 verses on this subject. Please read the Scripture references with this article and let God’s word be your guide....

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True Justice: Halting the Push for Gay Marriage

As I read of the 2600 same-sex couples wed in San Francisco last weekend, I studied a telling photograph that accompanied the article. In it, two small children looked on in confusion at the gay unions being formalized in front of them; they covered their eyes in shame as Mother locked lips with her new “spouse”, alongside of several other same-sex couples....

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The Untold Story About Sally Kern

Washington’s political gay elitists with the Victory Fund edited Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern’s comments from a closed door meeting given in a January speech of this year. They edited down the comments to what they considered the most inflammatory sound bites....

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The Overthrow of Straight America

"All churches who condemn us will be closed,” boasted Michael Swift in a February 1987 issue of the Gay Community News. He went on to write, “We shall sodomize your sons.... We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups…"...

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Changing Perspectives on Homosexuality

Neil and Briar Whitehead once wrote: "So much of what people in the West now believe about homosexuality is not the truth. Misinformed people are quoting other misinformed people so that the blind lead the blind. It suits some people to believe what they do, but many others genuinely don’t know what to believe and would welcome the truth if they only knew where to f...

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Why I Won't See Brokeback Mountain

With eight Oscar nominations, more than any other movie this year, Brokeback Mountain continues to gain momentum. And with the momentum comes increasing interest by evangelicals to see it. I will avoid the movie like a slug avoids an overturned saltshaker and for the life of me, cannot understand why any evangelical would see it-though there appear to be many. But what is ...

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Brokeback Mountain Brokenness

This is a difficult article to write as I have lived my own version of Brokeback Mountain. It was in 1982. It was mischievous, deceptive, sinfully alluring, shameful, painful and not without huge consequences to my life and also for the man with whom I was involved. Our families were deeply hurt and continue to deal with the shame of our choices from over 24 years ago. Th...

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Jesus Speaks on Homosexuality

The belief of certain circles is that Jesus did not specifically speak on the subject of homosexuality and since they believe He did not, then He must condone it and even bless it. It is a fact indeed that Jesus is never quoted as saying the word homosexual or the like. I will say at this point, however that when one person of the Trinity speaks they all speak....

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Responding to Pro-Gay Theology, Part I: Social Justice Arguments

This three-part series will address the pro-gay theology by dividing its arguments—or tenets—into three categories: social justice arguments, general religious arguments, and scriptural arguments. A brief description of these arguments will be provided, followed by a response/rebuttal to each....

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What would Jesus say to Ellen?

Last April I had an opportunity to proclaim that truth at the Vineyard Anaheim during a Sunday service. My pastor wanted me to respond to Ellen’s coming out of the closet. Her public confession provoked in me a greater passion to proclaim Jesus transforming love for the sexually broken. As Christ’s body, we alone possess the truth, grace, and healing power that can set...

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Ex-Gay: Fact, Fraud, or Fantasy?

"Ex-gay" is a term which always brings a response. For the most part, the gay community believes this is a total lie. They deny that it is possible to become ex-gay. It is their belief that "ex-gay" is a fraudulent term. Most come from the standpoint that a homosexual orientation is inborn, that it cannot be changed. They frequently equate the homosexual orientation with b...

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Cruel Joke or Medical Anomaly?

"Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage. This I tell ya, brother, you can't have one without the other." Neither can you have a marriage without a man and a woman, unless you’re the Massachusetts Supreme Court...

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What is a Biblical View of Transgendered People and Hermaphrodites?

Hello, I would like to know the biblical insight on transgenderism [Definition: appearing as, wishing to be considered as, or having undergone surgery to become a member of the opposite sex] and other sexual defects of the human body. There are lots of issues like hermaproditism and intersexualism [a set of medical conditions where the "sex chromosomes," external genitalia...

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When Do We Need Revival?

When do you need revival? How can you know if your local church is in need of revival?...

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Law and Grace

Today we are living in a unique window of time that will not last forever. We are living in an age of grace where God is performing the ministry of reconciliation (I Cor. 5:18)....

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The Ten Commandments of Deaf Culture

For the non-Deaf (missionary, pastor, evangelist, interpreter, etc.) while in the presence of a Deaf person. Many people in the deaf community have suffered under sexual abuse and struggle with sexual identity problems. Please consider the following....

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Justice & Respect

Bisexuals. Lesbians. Gays. the very words are enough to make many Christians feel uncomfortable. That which used to be hidden in the closet has increasingly become a topic of public debate and even political activism. ...

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Seven Things I Wish Pro-Gay People Would Admit

Pro-gay advocates want everyone to believe that "ex-gays" do not exist. Pro-gay advocates are intolerant of people who legitimately want to walk away from a life of homosexuality. Here are seven things that pro-gay advocates have a difficult time addressing....

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Homosexual Sacrifice: A Word to the Church

As I share with people about the ministry of First Stone, these quotes are the repeated ritual I have heard so many times over the last 10 years....

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When Someone You Love Is Gay

An event most people are totally unprepared for is the discovery that someone close to them is gay. Whether the confession of gayness comes from a son or daughter, husband, wife or close friend, the reaction is often the same: “What do I say to them now?”, “How can I help?”, and sometimes, “Could I be partly to blame for this situation?” ...

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Incest - The Family Secret

This is the true story of the actual experiences of a woman who was on staff for many years here at Last Days Ministries. After much prayer she chose to remain anonymous in respect for the other members of her family, and because of the relationships she is trying to rebuild. - Melody Green...

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The Holy Bible: Wholly True

The Bible isn't like any other book that's ever been written. The claims of the Bible are unlike any other book - it's not a human book! God called His Word living. But unless you have a rock-solid commitment to truth, the Bible won't change your life - it will only be so many words in a sea of words....

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