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.
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.