Sad day for Tonex

Former gospel industry worker Tonex (Anthony Williams) stepped further into his false identity by telling a religious talk show host he –among other things– didn’t “struggle” with his sexual attraction to men.

We’ve covered this here (with Tonex comments) and a eye opening article from his former wife Yvette here. Christocentric who’s engaged Tonex several occasions on her blog also covers with video.

And there’s plenty about his steadily failing nature in blogdom, but I wanted to address several problems with Tonex’s ideology.

I am sad to have to echo Christocentric’s  conclusion: Tonex has officially become reprobate.  Like false prophets Yvette Flunder and Carlton Pearson before him, he has rejected God’s truth for a lie and entered into a realm where he attempts to justify his sin. He may not realize that it is God himself who releases  such a person to indulge in the gross darkness of sexual immorality while proclaiming themselves to be wise. Its a terrifying matrix world inside out.

(1) Tonex says he was molested, but doesnt affix the molestation to his homosexuality.

True, while molestation is not the cause of homosexuality, it is most certainly a factor in how one views their own sexual identity and the expression of it. Sexual molestation significantly inhibits an individual’s ability to develop Godly perspectives on sexuality. With little to no spiritual intervention (as is the case in pentecostalism), people like  Tonex can easily end up advocating the words of seducing spirits.

Then there is this whole new handily redefined virtue of “honesty”. Whether it is with God or each other as children of God, biblical honesty or truthfulness always leads to repentance, redemption and reconciliation . For example in 1 John 1:9… if we confess (are honest about) our sins, HE  is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. NIV

Adopting the world’s definition of honesty only leads to the justification of a lie. Just because one discloses, does not make it honest if there is no acknowledgement and acceptance that one’s actions are sinful and offensive to God. Tonex did not do that.

(2) Tonex says he believe[s] that “God doesn’t honor promiscuity in either hetero or homosexual lifestyles – same gender loving.”

A technical truth that produces nothing because God only honors his Word. The subliminal message in a statement like this seeks to position heterosexuality and homosexuality as two sides of the same coin. But according to God its not so. God didn’t give, sanction, suggest, imply nor provide Adam any sexual attraction to another man. What he created, he declared “good” and that was the final word. Homosexual attraction and behavior is a product of sin and the sinful nature of mankind. It is just one among many expressions of sin that Jesus shed his blood to cleanse us from.

The hard truth is this: Although heterosexuality itself is not inherently holy, it still bears the image of a holy God. In a submitted life, it can become holy. Fornication is a sin, but a man and a woman’s sexual act bears resemblance to the Creator’s original intent. The same is not true of homosexuality.  Homosexuality possesses no such resemblance, nor does the possibility exist that it can ever become holy. It is anathema by the oracle of God. It doesn’t descend from the spiritual gene of God, but the gene of sin. Thus it is a more a reflection of death, unfruitfulness and rebellion.  A man’s seed in another man is death, but a man’s seed in a woman (even if it is sin) carries the possibility of life. Attempting to equalize the two is the highest offense to the nature of God who is and gives life.

(3) Tonex thinks “safe sex” and so-called gay monogamy are more important than obedience to the will of God.

It is said that Solomon was an extremely wise man, and he said: “there is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is death” (Prov 16:25). If that’s true, then Tonex is walking into the arms of death with a blindfold on. The faux safe sex message has been a dismal failure, primarily because the human instinct, stoked by the fire of sin and its destructive nature causes the mind to think abnormally. It only takes one time to mess up with a condom and your life is at the mercy of a fatal disease. Recent statistics prove Tonex and the people he is parroting wrong. AIDS and other sex-based diseases are at pandemic levels among black homosexual men. The  Washington Post reported that 3 percent of black gay men in DC are infected with HIV!  But their spiritual blindness prevents them from seeing the danger of their actions and consequently the numbers continue to escalate. Safe sex indeed.

Tonex should know practicing sin is never safe (John 10:10). That’s the biggest hoax since satan told Eve she would not surely die. And get this: there is only ONE remedy. The blood of Jesus which fully covers and protects and seals you until the day of redemption.

(4) Finally, Tonex is a false pastor. He says “Pastoring is me being the undershepherd pointing them to the cross – not to Tonex.  It’s me preaching the unadulterated word of God towards repentance and the cross. I don’t get into people’s bedrooms; I don’t get in people’s clothes closets … God’s not looking at that.  Their posture and their heart is the most important thing and for me to point them to the cross is the most important thing.”

If Tonex were a true pastor he would represent the type of Pastor GOD said HE would give the people.

Turn, O backsliding children,’ saith the LORD, `for I am married unto you; and I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. And I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.’

Thus, a true pastor from God feeds the people with knowledge and understanding of God’s will and his way (reference John 4:34). Tonex cannot even lead himself, let alone another person. His statement is a do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do convolution.  Sadly, he reveals he isn’t familiar with God at all. For the eyes of the Lord are in every place (including bedrooms and closets) beholding the good and the evil (Prov 15:3). If Tonex were a pastor from God, he would speak against those things done in the dark and against those who think they are hidden from God’s sight.

It is a sad day for Tonex and for anyone following him into hell.

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35 thoughts on “Sad day for Tonex

  1. Thank you Pastor DL for breaking this down and explaining what’s wrong with what Tonex has revealed both spiritually and theologically. I’m also glad you agree that he is officially in the reprobate status.

    But for those of us like you and I, who have communicated personally with Tonex and have been praying for his deliverance from whatever had been ailing him, we are very very saddened by this news.

    Not only is Tonex unrepentantly in sin, but his false teaching and preaching places him in an even more dangerous position spiritually.

    All we can do after exposing his falsehood is to continue praying for him, hoping that while he’s still alive that he’ll truly turn to the Lord and won’t look back!

  2. While we have homosexuality here in Detroit, itsnothing cmpared to Atlanta or D.C. or other places in the south. They say it gets worse the more south you go. For instance, a friend of mine who I grew up with, his job sent him to Atlanta for a few weeks. He said in Atlanta, you see men in public, at the mall or in the streets, holding hands and kissing each other. In Detroit, you rarely see that in public, they still mostly keep it in the privacy of their homes, at least for now.

    One thing that AIDS activist are afraid to speak on is why HIV has risen in the black community, especially among women. They are quick to tell you its through heterosexual transmission. But what they dont tell you is the men that infect the women are having secret sexual relations with other men. And some men that have sex with men still consider themselves heterosexual. If you follow logic, it wouldnt make sense why hiv is on the rise among black heterosexual women, but not among heterosexual (i mean truly heterosexual) black men.

    When I was a boy, I thought homosexuality was just something among white men. Was I ever more wrong!!!

  3. Another thing I might add is that alot of black men go to prison and make a choice to enter that lifestyle. I know a few guys who did time, and one thing they told me is a lot of times a lot of guys just want sex, so they turn to drag queens (gay men who dress up like women). One guy told me that in the prison he was in, there were drag queens that looked just like women. He said they would wear womens clothes and underwear, they would grow their hair long and wear makeup. They even gave themselves female names.

    Ironically, the men who messed with these drag queens, still considered themselves heterosexual. And he said these men would sometimes get in fights with one another over a drag queen. Now its no secret that the majority of men in prison are black men. So if you take a man who spends 5 years of his life being sexually active ith another man in prison, and then put him ot on the streets, just because he is free and around women again, doesnt mean that his desire for a man will just disappear.

    Thats one reason why I believe their is a big problem with undercover homosexuality in our community.

  4. Tonex indeed is in my prayers but I don’t condone his lifestyle. I pray that he truly turns from his wicked ways while he still has a chance to. Also, I must question Lexi’s motive for her show. Things such as people coming on her show and giving them a voice to confess their struggles is very inappropriate. I just believe theres an order to things. This is just an opinion, I am not by no means backing up Tonex and his sinful lifestyle. I have had frequent conversations with close friends about the spirit of this man when I saw him perform at a local congregation 2 years ago, and I was looked upon as a “judger” as they say these days. My prayers go out to those who simply are naive to the truth.

  5. GCM: This statement below is undisputable…It is not a judgment, but a true…When you present this to the opposition, how do they respond?

    A man’s seed in another man is death, but a man’s seed in a woman (even if it is sin) carries the possibility of life. Attempting to equalize the two is the highest offense to the nature of God who is and gives life.

  6. Youre right Mark, this is it in blazing colors: the spirit of this age. Rebellion, lies and sexual immorality. And they all need a pied piper to play its music.

  7. oregonsistah, Im not sure. I dont recall saying it quite like that anywhere else. But for those who do not like to retain God in their knowledge Im sure the response would be denial. Its just more evidence against them when God’s judgment comes. As Paul said they are without excuse.

    My hope is that God will have mercy on them before the time comes and his mercy is withheld until judgment is finished. That time is approaching.

  8. Pastor DL,

    This article raised the hair on my head and sent chills through my body as I read it. So hard-hitting and sobering. Very frightening to know that someone can come that close to the truth and reject it because they want to serve and satisfy the flesh which will perish and not the living God!

    God bless you and continue to declare what thus sayeth the Lord!

  9. Robert, I rewatched the videos again and was even more shocked at how he could sit there calm, cool and collected and spew that religious vomit out of his mouth.

    He WAS gifted and talented. But unless the LORD changes his mind, he has fell into (or more accurately been given over) a reprobate mind.

    Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    In listening to Anthony Williams, what could be more clearer about his spiritual condition that what the scripture tell us?

    I hope that people will realize that we are to utterly reject such people who come to us with smiling lips but poisonous, damnable heresies, lest they too become ensnared.

  10. He doesnt believe in same sex marriage but same sex covenants!? I am confused.

    Lord have mercy!

    this is painful!

  11. So the people in his church should not follow his example?

    Philippians 3:17
    17 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.

    2 Thessalonians 3:7
    For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you

    1 Timothy 4:6
    [ A Good Servant of Jesus Christ ] If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.

    Hebrews 13:7
    [ Concluding Religious Directions ] Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.

  12. Well Paul the enemy has him caught in sin and compromise it’s really only a matter of time before Tonex fully supports gay marriage.

    Tonex is still living through his struggles of being molested as a child and now he has a mind that is perverse. I really don’t believe Tonex when he says that he was faithful to his wife when they were married, then why get divorced? So you can be gay and celibate outside of marriage, something isn’t adding up here, and I think some People of God know what I’m talking about….

    It would seem that The Lord is judging hollywood, Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes, Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Swayze, Steve McNair, Heath Ledger.
    The next logical stop for a gay recording artist (Tonex) would be a MADEA movie or some other “Bishop” Jakes production. Don’t do it Tonex repent while you have a chance!

  13. Robert, being “gay and celibate” should not be an option for a Christian. Thats kinda like civil unions instead of gay marriage. And I dont think thats a fair statement to make about the people who have died in Hollywood. Average people die just like them of the same reasons. What Im saying is that everyone has an appointment with death. Thats not to say that God doesnt judge people with death, but lets try to stay away from that if possible.

    Thanks.

  14. I definately agree GCMWatch “gay and celibate” is not an option for a Christian, tonex’s reasoning to me just doesn’t add up.

    The reason why I bring up the Hollywood Judgement is because of this.
    Matthew 18:5-7
    5″And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
    6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
    Stumbling Blocks
    7″Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!
    I hope I didn’t come across like I was just spewing judgment down on folks sorry about that, I will definitely not bring it up if its not appropriate GCMWatch.

  15. No, Robert Im not saying you were spewing judgment, just that Hollywood may be in better shape that God’s church right now. Judgment begins first at the house of God.

    And yes, Tonex reasoning is nonexistent. What he is saying and suggesting is 100% foolishness.

    No arguement with me on that.

  16. The Word of God is fulfilling itself before our very eyes; and while painful, it should not be a surprise when there is a great falling away. Saints of God, we are in the midst of it right now. The love of many saints is waxing cold because of the preponderance of sinful behavior, but only those that endure to the end shall be saved (Matt. 24:12,13). When we reason in the strength of our carnal minds, we perpetuate evil at the speed of light and become conduits for demonic spirits. Let us not heed to the seducing spirits of this hour (I Tim. 4:1), but be renewed in the spirit of our mind. Pastor Foster, thanks for being a courageous leader in this dark hour, and may the strength, power, wisdom, peace, and love of God rest on you as you expose the works of darkness. Much admiration and respect, Elder Bradshaw.

  17. Eld Bradshaw, God bless you and thank you for the encouragement to stand in agreement with the Word of the Lord. The old saints used to say “everythangs going down, but the Word of God”.

    Now it seems the church only uses it as a motivational reference book.

    I salute brave men and women who are preaching it in season and out of season.

    God bless and I hope you will let me reprint your article in the Prophetic Mantle. Please let me know.

  18. “Now it seems the church only uses it as a motivational reference book.”

    Profound statment,

    A thought that has been brought to my attention recently by God. You go to Church and all you hear about is how God is gonna take care of your bills and that the best is yet to come, in what life?. Yes God takes care of his own but Jesus came to save this world for a world to come but the Church seems to want to set up shop on earth. Too much carnality (I speak to myself also), we need to raise our level according to the Word of God and not according to the world. If the church focus is on gettin more here and being blessed, how in this are we setting our minds on things above?

    “1 Timothy 6:7-9 (New King James Version)
    7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain[a] we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.”

    WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TOO MANY LIES!!!

  19. Amen.
    Too many Paul, way too many. Its sickening and not only do I not want to hear the lies, they can expect me to actively fight against them.

    As Paul told Titus… they are teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

    For money. These lies bring them money and telling people God’s truth is not for someone to amass cash, but to the saving of souls.

  20. Yes Pastor, thanks for contending for the faith and calling out the lies, Its is why I come here daily. This has been a blessing to my life. Its like I was being a child of God but ignorant to the evils that are coming against the Church but God lead me here!Praise Him!

    God bless you and thanks!

  21. People of God: What you are seeing with Tonex, and others, is only the tip of the iceberg as God is pulling the covers off of
    sin and those who profess to known him but are reprobates.
    The Tonexs’ of the world will continue to fool some who want to be fooled but if you are properly handling the Word of God and are in prayer to be led by the Holy Spirit, you will begin to see more and more of these aberrational lifestyles and the lies of those who live it who will try to justify it.
    Rebuke the lie and pray for the person. If you are not strong enough, do not try to engage them in conversation because they
    will, with guile on their lips, try to ensnare you in their web of deceit.
    There is no debate on this issue of sin. Do not attempt to outshout them or try to gain points by showing your Bible mastery.
    Some sins are so entrenched that you can do is pray and leave the
    results to God. Your witness is to go in the power of the Holy Spirit and leave the results to God. He alone causes the seed to grow and flourish.
    Remember, some people will not want to relinquish their sinful lifestyle because it profits them much and there is much adulation from fans and the flesh enjoys the attention.
    If Tonex has heard the Word of God and has outright rejected it, he is scorning the witness of the Holy Spirit and that is a dangerous place to be.
    God will not be mocked.
    Tonex…you are on dangerous ground. God has shown in ancient times that he literally can open up the very ground you stand on and swallow you when you continue to vex Him and grieve his Holy Spirit.
    Repent and believe the gospel!

  22. Pastor Foster:

    I really think that someone may have to investigate this “Lexi” person and also the Word Network in general. This represents two HUGE efforts by Lexi and the Word Network to advocate for homosexual theology. The first was Lexi’s embrace of “homosexual affirming” universalist Carlton Pearson a couple of years ago (and I remember her sympathetically saying “church people can be so mean!” when Pearson was giving his sob story about how actual Bible believing Christians did as they were properly supposed to and rejected his heretical doctrines) and now she is trying to promote and defend Tonex, making him appear to be a sympathetic figure.

    I had issues with the Word Network even during my Word of Faith/prosperity days, because it seemed to me that the founders and owners of the channel were as interested/more interested in the black church as being part of the black cultural/social/economic/religious experience as opposed to being only concerned with glorifying Jesus Christ, reaching the lost, and strengthening the saints. That was evident when the Word Network started giving airtime to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (both of whom, incidentally, are longtime supporters of homosexual theology).

    The Word Network looks like they really are about to cross over into full time promotion of homosexual theology, even if they are willing to give Bible-based preachers “equal time.” But even there, since virtually no Bible-based preachers are dealing with the subject anymore because it is controversial, on one hand you will have the Bible-based preachers on the Word Network and elsewhere remaining silent (or giving spineless mush-mouthed practically evasive answers like Joel Osteen’s “I do not condone homosexuality/it does not represent God’s best”, and even that was when Osteen was forced to address the issue when a journalist asked him at a public event, it wasn’t something that Osteen willingly addressed from his pulpit or during his TV show!) whole the homosexual theologians are loudly proudly brazenly talking about it constantly with no opposition, no debate whatsoever. (Recall a couple of years ago when Soulforce was touring Christian colleges and seminaries challenging the people at them for “dialogue” … rather than opposing these liars with the word of God, the leaders of top Christian colleges and seminaries went and hid behind their desks while having the police escort them off the campus … so where Jesus Christ regularly debated the Pharisees and Sadducees and in the process even won some converts from among the Pharisees, some of our leading theologians, pastors and administrators hide from homosexual kids.) The effect is allowing the homosexual activists to carry the day.

    From the civil rights “preachers” to all the homosexual gospel artists to the Word Network to Madea movies, one wonders how long it will be before homosexuality is fully accepted in the mainstream black churches.

    Speaking of Madea, Ephesians511 (finally back in business after Youtube shut his original effort down) has two great posts on how Tyler Perry is promoting homosexuality in the black church with his movies and plays.

    http://pure-truth1.blogspot.com/2009/05/b-is-for-blasphemers.html
    http://pure-truth1.blogspot.com/2009/05/tyler-perry-pushes-homosexual-agenda-in.html

    He also covers Carlton Pearson and T.D. Jakes (albeit from a different angle) here:

    http://pure-truth1.blogspot.com/2009/05/is-for-antichrist.html

    I stopped watching The Word Network years ago because of their heavy emphasis on Word of Faith/prosperity/oneness pentecostal promoters, but their creeping advocacy of homosexuality within black Christianity is yet another reason to oppose these people.

    GCMW: Trust me Job, we are working on it as we speak. You will not believe what we found out. Look for the article on Monday or Tuesday.

  23. This only proves what scripture says in 1 Corinthians 15: 33 (Amplified Version) “Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.” You cannot associate yourself with people who believe that this is not sin but a lifestyle.

  24. I live in Canada and we have had great admiration for the black gospel singers in America. But lately what I see coming out of that group is a sordid mess. I am apalled. How could people who call themselves Christian and a representative of Jesus Christ be so blind? I am sickened to my stomach when I read some of the reports on your website. It is a sad time for the true church of Jesus Christ. We need to wake up and call sin sin, no matter who gets offended.

    I’m glad to see a group like you (GCM Watch) stand up for what is right. God is pleased with your efforts!! I’m for sure going to research every gospel singer from now on before I even dare purchase their CD’s. I think I will stage a boycot on these money driven liars!! Good that Tonex is silenced!! Ernesta.

  25. I WATCHED TONEX’S INTERVIEW BY LEXI, AND IN HIS CONFUSED AND DISILLUSIONAL CONFESSIONS, HE NEVER MADE ANY REFERENCE TO THE BIBLE TO BACK UP HIS WAY WARD THEOLOGY, HE KEPT SAYING, I BELIEVE…, I THINK… ANYTIME SOMEONE BASED THEIR BELIEFS ON “I” and NOT GOD’S WORD THAN THEY ARE GOING TO BE WRONG A 100% of the time. TONEX HAS A REPROBATED MIND. YEARS AGO, I WATCHED HIS OUT OF THE BOX CONCERT ON A BORROWED DVD, AND IT APPEARED TO ME THAT HIS CONCERT WAS PROMOTING HIMSELF MORE THAN CHRIST. IT SEEMS LIKE HE HAS THIS FANTASY OF WANTING TO BE AN r&b SINGER. THE SADDEST THING ABOUT TONEX IS THE PEOPLE HE MAYBE MISLEADING INTO THE HANDS OF SATAN. THANKS PASTOR DL FOSTER FOR YOUR INFORMATIVE WEBSITE.

  26. Pastor…I am sorry to say this but this web site scares me…The Tonex interview did sadden me, because I am a fan and he is my brother in the body of Christ. I feel like this site is set up to bash gays which is one of the biggest struggles in the church. If u really wanted to help u should have named the site pray saints pray. Pray for the spirit of diserment to stop it on our young ppl before it comes. Let’s just pray…God has the final say, us blogging does nothing, its a thin line between awareness and bashing. LET’S PRAY ! Inclusion is a MESS ! But this spirit comes for the spirtually bold saints…pray saints pray.

    GCMW: Thanks for visiting and we ask that you keep on praying.

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