A group of theologically conservative Christians will hold a conference in Oklahoma centered on preventing what organizers believe to be an effort by LGBT activists to influence evangelical churches.
Known as “God’s Voice,” the conference is expecting at least 300 attendees and will be held Feb. 22-23 in Edmond, Oklahoma.
The multiday event was created in response to the Revoice gathering, which was held July 26-28, 2018 at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri.
Revoice’s official mission was to encourage and support “gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality.”
Although Revoice’s organizers and speakers affirmed a traditional understanding of human sexuality, critics argued that their views were trying to push LGBT agenda items into evangelical churches.
Stephen Black, executive director with First Stone Ministries and part of the God’s Voice Committee, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that their message contrasts with Revoice in that they do not accept the premise of “LGBT Christians” or queer ideology.
“Our desire is to bring the clarity of the Word of God. God’s Word promises God’s grace which has the power to bring souls to a sincere, born again experience and to God’s transforming power,” explained Black.
“The Revoice and ‘LGBTQ+ Christian’ movement leaves souls stuck in bondage to lust, and they promote a word construct which merges sinfulness with Christian identity, i.e. ‘gay Christian’ and thus they bring defilement to the entire church, keeping souls in an internal ‘orientation’ toward acceptable unnatural lust.”
Black viewed “hope” as a key point for the God’s Voice conference, telling CP that “the grace of God does not leave you stuck in bondage to sin and that we all must surrender to His Lordship.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski