PCA Church in MO Hosts Homosexual Supporting Conference
In July 2018, a PCA congregation in St. Louis MO will be hosting a homosexual supporting event called the Revoice Conference. What is the purpose of this event? According to the Revoice Conference website:
“Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can experience the life-giving character of the historic Christian tradition.”
Why are we hosting this gathering? Because there are a lot of gay men and women becoming Christians—or who grew up in Christian homes—and found themselves attracted to the same sex. They aren’t always sure what that means for their sexuality or for their church life. They want to obey God, but they often feel like they don’t fit in the body of Christ. The goal of the conference is to help those who believe in the historic, biblical sexual ethic figure out how to thrive within churches that share those biblical commitments.
These are sisters and brothers who are paying a lot more than a tithe to follow Jesus.
Notice how this apostate pastor does not say anything about declaring the true Gospel to homosexuals which demands repentance. But instead, his church will be hosting a conference that will focus on, “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can experience the life-giving character of the historic Christian tradition.” And to exasperate his apostasy, Johnson argues that, “We love them and want to support them in that calling.”
Clearly, this wolf in PCA clothing seems to forget that “love does not rejoice in iniquity” (1 Cor. 13:6). True love never commingles purity with pollution, and it always declares truth. Notice how strikingly different Johnson’s actions are to the apostle Paul—who did not call homosexuals Christians, nor did he argue that Christians should empower and support them in their calling. Paul maintained that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God, and he provided the antidote to their sexually immoral malady (cf. 1 Cor. 6:9-11).
To add more confusion to this already compromising conference, a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor, Nate Collins, will be a key note speaker. Based on his BIO, Collins appears to be a "same-sex attracted/gay man," and an advocate of the so called gay Christian [emphasis added]:
Nate Collins (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) has served as an instructor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and currently is a partner associate at The Sight Ministry, a Christian organization based in Nashville, Tennessee, that provides resources and support for individuals, families, and churches regarding LGBT issues. Nate is also the author of All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, and Sexuality (Zondervan, 2017). Speaking from his own unique experience as a married, same-sex-attracted/gay man who is a husband, father, and follower of Christ, he is a vocal proponent of extending and receiving community with LGBT individuals both inside and outside the Church. He has been married to his wife, Sara, for thirteen years, and they have three young sons.
In a blog titled, “A Simple Reason to Get Married: Were in Love,” Nate Collins and his wife were interviewed by Preston Sprinkle. Dr. Collins made no mention in this article about his repentance from same-sex attraction. But rather, Collins was clear that he did not expect his same-sex attraction "to ever leave":
Preston: And what are some unexpected joys that you’ve experienced?
Nate: I grew up constantly praying for God to take away my same-sex attractions so I could be “normal.” But that outlook seems so foreign today. Perhaps it’s because the orientation has been a part of me for so long that I don’t really expect the same-sex attractions to ever leave, but I think it’s also because I’ve experienced so much joy in being fully known and loved by Sara for who I am. Knowing that I’m God’s man for her and for our boys has been amazing, and a source of enormous peace and comfort to fall back on when times are hard and life gets stressful.
In closing, homosexuals do not need apostate pastors like Greg Johnson, or men like Dr. Collins who in my opinion, appears to still have same-sex attraction. These men appear to affirm homosexual and gender confused men and women as Christians. In my opinion, Johnson needs to be kicked out of the PCA, and be given a warm welcome into the PCUSA where he belongs. And Dr. Collins needs a Gospel believing counselor to help him with his struggles so he will understand that a person can be gay or they can be a Christian. But there is no such thing as a gay Christian.
Homosexuals need God fearing men who will actually love them by declaring the Gospel to them, and refuting their delusion that Christians can be gay. The Gospel is their only hope:
And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God (1 Cor. 6:11).