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By Caleb Parke | Fox News Published April 8, 2019
Excerpts: “Christopher Yuan teaches “Theology of Sexuality” at Moody Bible Institute — but his journey of faith started in a prison cell. When Yuan came out as gay to his Chinese parents at 23, they gave him an ultimatum: choose us or them.
…In his new book, “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story” Yuan tackles the tough questions on the intersection of the church and LGBTQ individuals….”
Excerpts: …hundreds of Chinese pastors recently signed a statement denouncing the government’s efforts to restrict Christianity. Chinese “pastors say they are prepared to bear all losses – “even the loss of our freedom and our lives,” for the sake of the Gospel.”
Fu told CP that according to the former chairman of the [government’s] TSPM, they [TSPM] believe the “doctrine of justification of faith by Jesus Christ is too narrow.”
“He is promoting justification by love in doing good deeds. He essentially said that God is very inclusive so these communist party heroes he listed are doing so many good deeds and they should be accepted into Heaven by our God,” he explained. “It is kind of a universalist doctrine.”
The [Chinese pastor’s] statement also makes four points addressing the Chinese government’s continued crackdown on Christian churches.
Christian churches in China believe unconditionally that the Bible is the Word and Revelation of God.
Christian churches in China are eager and determined to walk the path of the cross of Christ and are more than willing to imitate the older generation of saints who suffered and were martyred for their faith.
Christian churches in China are willing to obey authorities in China whom God has appointed and to respect the government’s authority to govern society and human conduct.
For this reason, we believe and are obligated to teach all believers that all true churches in China that belong to Christ must hold to the principle of the separation of church and state and must proclaim Christ as the sole head of the church.
In an email sent to his digital prayer group, the Taiwanese/American NBA star revealed that while studying the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Noah and other Bible “heroes,” he realized just how sinful they are were.
“Seriously, God has been really impressing on my heart that He continually uses broken, imperfect people,” he said. “I often put pressure on myself to be as close to perfect as I can otherwise God can’t use me. But the reality is that God uses sinful, doubtful and proud people all through Scripture.”
What he said: Pentatonix [music band] and the elephant in the sanctuary
By: Berean Research “Guard Yourselves in Steadfast Truth!” https://bereanresearch.org/pentatonix-and-the-elephant-in-the-sanctuary-2/
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What explains Dr. Graham’s humility and integrity? Here was his greatest fear: “That I’ll do something or say something that will bring some disrepute on the gospel of Christ before I go.”
If we want our lives to impact our culture, we must make Billy Graham’s greatest fear ours as well.
FOR MORE: Was Graham right -or- Hawking? –
What he said: ‘Christian Shamed.’ This ugly form of bigotry must stop
Response by VP Mike Pence: How “out of touch some in the mainstream media are” with the American people.” https://www.axios.com/mike-pence-abc-joy-behar-christian-mental-illness-25b66c5b-6dde-435b-9d6f-49653e4a96af.html
What he said: “chronically forgiving people“