(Pulpit & Pen) The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is tramping out a gaggle of same-sex attracted Christians (Sam Allberry, Rebecca McLaughlin, Rachel Gilson, Jackie Hill Perry) and many others who still struggle with their queerness and haven’t yet been set free indeed from their former lusts. Their singular message is this: God will not change your desires, so learn to deal with them.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:36)
What is missing from TGC is the virtual army of ex-gay brothers and sisters in Christ who God the Son has set free and given a new nature.
What’s missing from TGC are the stories about the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting victims who came to Christ through the melee. What’s missing from TGC are stories about marches with thousands of ex-gays who contradict the stories of TGC’s homo-mascots like Allberry, McLaughlin, Gilson, and Perry who testify that God the Holy Spirit will change your nature and remove homosexual desires.
TGC and other leftist-progressive evangelical outlets are invested in the language of “sexual minorities, intersectionality, and identity politics.” They need people to identify as helpless victims, and not as overcomers.
However, people are changed by the Holy Spirit. He’s in the business of changing hearts and minds.
One such man is former homosexual Edward Byrd who was changed by God. Standing in the U.S. Capitol building, he belted out the lyrics of “Nothing But the Blood” and the video has now gone viral, with nearly a million views. His story is simple; nothing but the blood of Jesus can change the hearts of sinners, but that which he frees, he frees indeed.
Byrd thought of himself as a “transsexual.” One night, a woman walked up to him at a bar and told him about Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit to change him.
He was changed. Praise God.
Watch the video below.
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