Brothers and sisters, do not be deceived. There are many false christs, false prophets and false teachers claiming to follow Jesus and love Him. Their greatest fear is being exposed. That’s why the battle is intensifying, because the Spirit of God is moving to expose them. While we cannot judge an individual’s heart, we can and are required to test (1John 4:1), judge righteously (John 7:24) and use the Word to discern (Hebrews 4:12) their actions and words, comparing them to the scriptures for verification and authenticity. Not only are we to examine them, but we are to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5) to see whether we are in the faith. Not a denomination or spiritual group. The faith that was once (meaning in finality and totality) delivered unto the saints.
You already know that since its inception, the history of the church is replete with men who have attempted to divert our eyes away from God’s truth and onto themselves. The apostle Jude warned us that at the root of these individual’s motives is a doctrinal agenda based on sensuality and sexuality rather than obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is based on intellectual philosophy rather than grounded in the supernatural words of scripture (John 6:63).
Some people have secretly entered your group. Long ago the prophets wrote about these people who will be judged guilty. They are against God and have changed the grace of our God into a reason for sexual sin. They also refuse to accept Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord ( Jude 4 NCV).
We must ask ourselves, why have they come in secretly? What is any person’s reason for doing things secretly? And how have we allowed them access?
That being said, please take time to read these excellent reports on some of the false teachings and teachers in the gay christian movement. In all actuality, the gay christian movement is only false movement based solely on defense of sexual sin. Every false movement needs to identify itself as Christian in order to gain credibility, but we must continue without fail to examine them in order to protect the unsuspecting and those who could potentially be caught in their snare and end up in hell.
Fred Butler at Hip and Thigh (I love his blog tag “slaying theological Philistines with a great slaughter”) examines the teachings of a gay christian who claims Jesus identified modern day homosexuals as “eunuchs”, thus exempting them from the sexual and relational requirements of Matthew 19.
Samuel S. Shin who writes for the Trinity Journal authored a powerful article entitled The Deadly implications of homosexual hermenutics. In it he details how the gay christian movement explains scrtipture and thus, its deadly implications for those who follow it.
The blog, A Little Leaven, exposes the false doctrine of an gcm church in Atlanta which purports to be a “Full-Gospel, Charismatic/Pentecostal, Spirit-Filled, Spirit-Led, Bible-based, Gay-affirming, Evangelistic, Bought by the Blood of Jesus Church Family”. Notice there is one thing which sets them apart from any other “normal” Christian church.
Finally, our friend Neil at 4Simpson has put the effort into writing a very effective biblical response to the silly shellfish arguments held in such high esteem by the gcm.
One additional tactic the gay christian movement is developing is what we call escapist theology. Instead of dealing with the scripture texts, they are developing their own gay bible study guides and holding seminars to teach others how to innoculate themselves against scripture.