Perhaps that's why homosexuals at exgaywatch are falling over themselves condemning Exodus President Alan Chamber's most recent letter via the organization's newsletter. From what I understand, Chambers wrote about a common struggle between good and evil and what manifestations can occur when good men are silent to the continual challenge of evil.
Daniel Gonzales, an XGW writer rushed the newsletter to the
coliseum group under the frenetic heading "Exodus President Alan Chambers Claims Satan Using Gay People to Further His Agenda to "Destroy the Kingdom of God". The gist of Chamber's letter was to reinforce the understanding that we (Christians) are in spiritual warfare and that our enemy the devil is real and employs (unwittingly) people and systems to destroy the work of God. Why would that alarm homosexuals holed up at exgaywatch? Well, for the reasons I mentioned above.
I guess the question is did Alan Chambers launch into an antigay assault because he has some sort of twisted, diabolical mind? Does he hate homosexuals so much that he would concoct a story about the devil and evil just to make homosexuals look bad? Or does the Bible in fact clearly corroborate Chamber's remarks?
First, let's look at some of the responses to the posting:
"I completely disagree with this article in that:Whew! Enough already.
- I do not believe in the entity of god or satan,
- The article is designed as an anti-gay propaganda tool.
- The article is based on a false premise that the entity of god rejects his subjects."
"We are morally free to do whatever we want as long as we don't hurt anyone else. Blindly opposing any one's freedom to choose and be with the person they love most is a sin against fairness and hurts all of society.
"This whole issue infuriates me, especially since I am totally a non-religious person but, I will continue to oppose it and speak out against it because they are dead wrong."
"I was shaking with anger after I read the quote from Alan Chambers."
"I highly resent being referred to as a tool of a mythical character associated with evil: satan."
"...the Exodus agenda espoused by Chambers is a crusading type of mentality and has nothing to do with the true Gospel of Love that Christ taught anciently."
Enshrined within those few comments (there are many more) is the fear, hate, dismissiveness I mentioned. Also present is the revisionist thinking which cancels out sin and recognizes only the socially correct understanding of "love".
Truth in Love
Now, what does the Bible say? And what does it mean? Does it single out gays as the only potential agents of satan's agenda? Well, the inference at XGW is that Chambers specifically pointed to homosexuals/homosexuality as the supreme agent of satan. He didn't. And neither does the Bible. But Alan's mission is to raise Christian awareness in the spiritual arena to the threat posed by homosexual activism. He wasn't the first to do it. He is just following a long line of people whom God has anointed to be "watchmen" on the wall.
"Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. 4For certain men whose condemnation was written about[b] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
6if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 10This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings; 12But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Compare the scripture to what Alan Chambers wrote:
"Satan, the enemy is using people to further his agenda to destroy the Kingdom of God and as many souls as he can. Our job is simple: wage war against the Kingdom of Darkness and save souls."
Yet because of those honest, commonly taught words in the Church of Jesus Christ, homosexuals at exgaywatch are angry, in denial, defending immorality, and grossly mischaracterizing the intent of Christ's earthly mission.
Yet, when confronted with clear truth they offer only slander...
"Behind that greasy "smile" of Chambers lies a variety of sociopath."
"The Gospel of Timothy says that Jesus was a punk murderer as a child."
"That book is The Fallible Word of People. It was written a long time ago by people who had a lot of superstitions and prejudices."
Tomorrow: The truth about sexual orientation.