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In February of this year (2017), Sam Allberry of “Living Out” (Should be called “Dying Out”) and assistant minister of St Mary’s Church Maidenhead, addressed the Anglican Synod, where he challenged the assembled clergy and lay people, by “outing” himself.  He boldly introduced himself as someone who, whilst not defining himself as gay, described himself as someone who had “sexual, romantic and deep emotional attractions towards people of the same sex ”-  but also as one who was “celibate” and upholding the Biblical definition that marriage was only between a man and a woman.

Like a terrorist coming into the church, with explosives attached to his body he demands being applauded, because he does not blow us all up. Moreover, he ask the church to accept not only him but a queue of other terrorists with “bombs of many shapes and sizes” strapped to them, but all promising not to detonate them.

You can hear his blasphemous spin in the two links below, which corrupts the gospel message of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as a saviour from sin:

Sam came to Lansdowne Baptist Church, now simply called Lansdowne Church on the 18th and 19th March 2017. I had left this church in 2014, but went back to witness what was happening here.

Allberry’s visit could be seen as an equality and diversity training event, aimed at bringing the church up to speed with current thinking - to move the church incrementally and painlessly to accepting a nature, which was formerly considered abnormal and unnatural, to being normal and natural - to change an attitude or public perception towards a sexual proclivity that was previously considered deadly and deviant to one that has now become domesticated and respectable. (This error is replicated in the Nashville Statement Article 8 accesed 9 September 2017)

Sam Allberry is a master orator.  I do not know if he is intentionally subversive or whether he is being guided by some other hand; I am not even sure if he is who he says he is.

A Master of Contradictory Statements

He claims to be someone who possesses same sex attractions, but how do we know he is speaking the truth? What proof have we got? How do we know he is not a culture Marxist intent on bring down the church? No matter, the result is the same. He is highly skilful in coming out with contradictory statements, which one is supposed to hold simultaneously.

He says for instance that he does not define himself as gay but elsewhere he will imply that he was born as such and has no desire to change.  Why does he not wish to be free of these same sex attractions if he does not think they are an intrinsic part of his personhood?

Even if he and his band of LGBTs do not actually carry out their desires they give them the glory. They are proud to be who they are and have no intention of changing. This corrupt thinking is illustrated in the links below:

For him to publicly declare his homosexual desires is flaunting his gay mind, imagination and heart in front of the church and is a defiant thumbing of the nose to Almighty God.

What if we all declared out sexual proclivities, with some saying they harboured lustful thoughts for the pastor’s wife, children or even their own sisters and mothers and how thankful we were for these passions because allowed God to restrain us from giving them outward expression?

Homosexuals have wrongly been given a special privilege

The reason Sam gets away with it is because the gays, the LGBTs and Kinks are a privileged minority.   Were we to announce our proclivity from the pulpit for paedophilia, incest, adultery, fornication, drug addiction, other people’s money and possession, gossip, slander, mass murder and cannibalism our feet would not touch the ground.  But not so with these sacred cows.

What is the difference between saying you harbour the desire to rape little children and not actually doing it? For him to persuade his listeners that there is difference produces cognitive dissonance, which in turn produces mental and spiritual paralysis and an inability to make proper judgements. In modern psychological warfare this is called jamming the enemy’s radar or as KGB spies used to say, taking countermeasures. [Interview with KGB Agent, Yuri Bezmenov. One of the main aims of the KGB is to change the perception of reality.

Stage 1: Demoralisation (20 years) – pump Marxism into the students of the West – Stage Complete

Stage 2: Destabilisation (5 years)

Stage 3: Crisis (6 weeks)

Stage 4: Normalisation – consolidation through big brother control and propaganda.]

Spotting the difference between counterfeit and the authentic requires constant communication with the Holy Spirit which is “dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart!”  Hebrews 4:12

Biblical Repentance

The Biblical teaching on repentance from sin is plainly stated by God here in Ezekiel 18:30-32:

30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn [yourselves], and live ye.

© September 2017

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