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I do my best to be sensitive in the language I use, not wanting to drive people away from a life-giving message because of controversial terminology. Yet there are times when being blunt is essential, and now is one of those times.
That is why Pastor Andy Stanley must be called out publicly for inviting practicing homosexuals to speak at his Unconditional Conference. The fact that these men claim to be committed Christians makes the sin all the more grievous.
I’m speaking specifically of Justin Lee and Brian Nietzel, both of whom are not only openly “gay Christians” but are also “married” to their same-sex partners. This means, that, according to the plain teaching of Scripture, they will not inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Cor. 6:9-10) and their actions are detestable in His sight (Lev. 18:22).
Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) mocked the Christian faith of Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) and ridiculed the power of prayer on the same day a vote ousted him as Speaker of the House.
Haughty and disrespectful, McCarthy was gone hours later, becoming the first Speaker to ever be fired in U.S. history.
In the aftermath of this political firestorm in the federal government, Congressman Matt Gaetz’ wife, Ginger Luckey, who is a former worship leader, pointed to the Bible as a way to obtain hope, calm and wisdom, amid the greedy politics-drenched wrangling and gnashing of teeth of lobbyists, big donors and congressional power players in Washington D.C.
Apostle Tim Sheets believes it is going to be one of the most important weekends of the year.
The Proceed Conference, to be held Friday night and Saturday at Sheets’ Oasis Church, will be crucial for not only those in attendance, but those tuning in online to hear what the Lord is speaking to every believer in the body of Christ.
The two-day conference in Middletown, Ohio, is sold out, but those interested can tune in on YouTube, Facebook and Oasiswired.org beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Sheets, his brother Dutch and Prophet Chuck Pierce will deliver significant messages to the body about God’s plans for his children for these tumultuous times.
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