Exodus International repudiates the holiness without which no man will see God...

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Here's an Atlantic Monthly interview that is a tragic betrayal of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by Alan Chambers, the leader of Exodus International which he's just announced he's shutting down. This is the way of all flesh in our Vanity Fair. We repent of our prior Biblical commitments...

and make nice with heretics like Gene Robinson and Rachel Held Evans. May God have mercy on Alan Chambers and all those souls who will be led further into wickedness by his apostasy.

And may God raise up men of God who will faithfully proclaim repentance and faith in Jesus Christ to all those who are weary and heavy-laden. Our hearts are not at rest until they rest in Him.

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BTW, I didn't want to leave the interview without a Christian witness, so before writing this post, I left this comment over under The Atlantic's interview with Mr. Chambers. Other readers may wish to make a similar witness, there. Here's the text of my comment:

Very sad. Men and women suffering temptations to commit adultery, sodomy, lesbianism, incest, pornography, bestiality, fornication, and divorce must be called to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. And true repentance and faith will never bypass our sexual sin. God has warned us about these sins: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life" (Galatians 6:7, 8). In past years, Exodus loved those in bondage to sexual sin by calling them to repent and believe in Jesus Christ. Now Alan Chambers has turned his back on that love and is joining the world in condemning Scripture as "hate speech" that causes young people to commit suicide.

Alan might respond, "I'm not condemning Scripture! I'm condemning those who twist Scripture to support their own personal interpretations that privilege heterosexuality and demean those who aren't like them." But of course, everyone claims to speak for God. Everyone claims to know the heart of Jesus. Everyone's religious in their own way and Alan is not going to issue a press release saying he's turned his back on the historic Christian faith. It would undercut his ability to do "something else."

Meanwhile, only the Bible reveals the mind and will of the Only True God and He has commanded those looking at naked women's bodies on their computers to repent. Those copulating with members of the same sex to repent. God commands all sinners to repent and believe in the righteousness of His Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. This is what Alan Chambers has left behind, and yet it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ alone which will set men free. Now Mr. Chambers is off to hang with heretics like Rachel Held Evans and Gene Robinson. May God have mercy on his soul. And may all those who hunger and thirst after righteousness come to Jesus Christ and His Church where they may join those who still believe in sin and righteousness and judgment, and still submit to the Word of God Written, and still hope in the blood of Jesus Christ shed for the forgiveness of our sins. "From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17).

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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