Denver pastor switches to "inclusion"

We’ve seen this several times before. The sequence goes something like this:

1.Pastor of AnyChurch USA gets all hip and openminded.

2.Pastor starts “rethinking” bible’s teachings

3.Pastor starts viewing homosexuals as a discriminated population in need of acceptance (no other demographic qualifies for such special treatment)

4.Pastor starts rethinking the “outdated” teachings on homosexuality

5.Pastor holds gay conference with gay religious speakers at church (make sure to tell the media)

6.Pastor transitions church to gay “inclusive and affirming”.

7.Pastor later reveals that he is homosexual.

Sans sequence number seven, that’s what happened at Highland Church in Denver. Pastor  Mark Tidd, a former member of the Christian Reformed Church said he knew “devout Christians who tried this [change from homosexuality] and found it spiritually and psychologically crippling”. The Denver Post reported it as if it were astronauts walking on the moon for the first time.

An evangelical church can be a scary place for gay people, yet the Rev. Mark Tidd’s Highlands Church in Denver is trying “to live and love without labels” in an inclusive community.

This kind of open-minded approach to full church life for gay, lesbian and transgender people, along with everyone else, Tidd said, could be “kind of the kiss of death” for a new congregation, one started just last Christmas.

“But I knew it was the right thing to do,” Tidd said.

As it became apparent that he intended the new church to be inclusive, he lost half his congregation, which had peaked at about 350. He lost two-thirds of his financial support.

A little dented but unbowed, Tidd hosted a symposium Saturday at the Lowell Street church, offering a progressive perspective on homosexuality and Christianity.

Thankfully not everyone at Highlands Church was fooled by this pied piper and promptly left. That’s what you should do too.
Be careful if youre in any church or under any leader who incrementally begins introducing material questioning the bible authority. It may be subtle and nice at first, but trust that an agenda is not far behind. Generally its a cover for the pastors own sexually immoral lifestyle and he needs to seduce the church first with vain philosophies of man (and so-called science).

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10 thoughts on “Denver pastor switches to "inclusion"

  1. Wow… but I did have a question regarding the sequence at the beginning of the blog. The first six I totally agree with, but isn’t #7 (Pastor later reveals that he is homosexual) a bit presumptuous? I ask this, because I can’t think of an example of this happening offhand – not that I’m ignorant of the fact that there are surely some out there that have followed the listed sequence, but I would submit that many adopt an inclusionist teaching to get that “gay” money….

  2. Hi Jon, on the “you should read” links, both Dennis Meredith and Benjamin Reynolds did this. Tony Jones is in a holding pattern last I heard. And look at how this lesbian pastor did it. Also there’s another well known Atlanta preacher that has done sequences 1-6 (including divorcing wife) but his homosexuality is an open secret. Of course most of the real damage done to the sheeple is in the first six seduction stages and to clarify not every pastor who has turned his church out to gay affirming has ended up gay.

    Im not being too presumptuous knowing that these guys are testing the waters with these types of conditioning. And I totally agree with the “gay money” part. Thanks!

  3. Excellent post Pastor Foster. At least 2/3 of the people didn’t have itching ears for worldly sermons.

    This is why the Holy Spirit and Gifts need to be in operation at a Church so these rats can be smelled out.

  4. Thanks for the clarification, Pastor Foster. Maybe I was being a bit naive…. Still, it’s a sad thing when God’s people aren’t able or are unwilling to look past money, fame, works, et cetera, to see sin. We have to stay praying, stay studying, and stay watching. I thank God for for keeping the saints aware of this foolishness going on in the “body”.

  5. Hello Pastor Foster:

    Thanks again for keeping us informed.

    @ Jon Daniels

    You mentioned the importance of persevering in praying, studying, and watching. Good on ya, mate!

    A pretty famous man also commands us to speak, that is, if you believe.

    Here’s the gnarly stuff ==>
    2Cor. 4:13 ¶ But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,
    2Cor. 4:14 knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you.
    2Cor. 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.
    (emboldening mine, and I hope it emboldens you . . . and me)


  6. Once again as the pastor points out , we are subject to an elitist who knows better than the Word of God.
    All the way back and including Mohamed and the like, Satan takes pleasure in offering the fruit to humans over and over again.
    Ah to know better than God, imagine that. They will never learn and never be told. We still must expose the works of darkness.
    We will suffer in certain circles and conversations, entire denominations are polluted with these lies.
    But remain true to the pure Word of God…..nothing less.
    Damn political correctness. “There is a way that SEEMS right to man………………..”

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