Thursday, November 20, 2008

Emergent Leader Tony Jones Joins Ravi Zacharias In Being Homosexual-Friendly

Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries has a new article:


Tony Jones, author of the book The New Christianity Christians and a leading theologian in the Emergent Church is out of the closet now concerning his views that unrepentant practicing homosexuals can become Christians, which Apprising Ministries first pointed out in Tony Jones and the Emergent Church: “Christian” Gay is A-Ok.
We took a lot of heat for bringing it out but yesterday in Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue: How I Went from There to Here Jones has removed all doubt as to his position, and that which he feels the Body of Christ itself should take, regarding those who are unrepentantly practicing the sin of homosexuality:
And yet, all the time I could feel myself drifting toward acceptance that gay
persons are fully human persons and should be afforded all of the cultural and
ecclesial benefits that I am. (”Aha!” my critics will laugh derisively, “I knew
he and his ilk were on a continuous leftward slide!”) In any case, I now believe that GLBTQ can live lives in accord with biblical Christianity (at least as much as any of us can!) and that their monogamy can and should be sanctioned and blessed by church and state.(Online source, bold theirs)
You know, a couple of years ago Dr. John MacArthur was dead on target when he said, “One of the big issues is homosexuality in the emerging church; they don’t want to take a position on homosexuality… A homosexual will not inherit the Kingdom of God (see-1 Corinthians 6:9-10); that’s pretty clear” (Online source). However, one is now emerging.

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How interesting this comes on the heels of Ravi Zacharias saying the same thing here (video here). And let's not forget it was also recently that Clay Aiken and Ray Boltz, both claiming Christ Jesus, who also have come foreward unashamed in declaring their homosexuality. T.D. Jakes also says the same thing here.

Get ready for more "Christians" clamouring to brazenly proclaim themselves homosexuals. They are bringing God's judgment upon themselves. HE will NOT be mocked nor allow HIS name to be maligned.

1Ti 1:8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
1Ti 1:9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,
1Ti 1:10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
1Ti 1:11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

1Co 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,1Co 6:10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
1Co 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.


Phil Perkins said...

Really interesting. I was very disappointed when RZ failed to take a stand at the National Prayer Breakfast and pray in the Name of Christ. I was roundly criticized for criticizing him, too.

Just like Challies.

Phil Perkins.

Grateful-one said...

The Word of God will be suppressed more and more by false believers.
That's the way they validate their lifestyle of sin. God is giving them over as it says in Romans.

Prodigal Knot said...

The reason people can't get a handle on this is simple. How can anyone believe that Christ can deliver a person from a homosexual lifestyle when the church has generally decided that He cannot deliver us from lying, gossiping, addictions to porn, alcohol, gambling, swearing, uncontrolled anger, and so much more?

It's very hard to persuade someone with a blatant sin that God saves from those things when so many "Christians" prove (seemingly) that He cannot save, but only forgive?