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C3 CHURCHES RESPOND- “Gay” Issue – by A. Strom

Just for the record, my big concern in this was that homosexuals were being welcomed right into actual Pentecostal ‘fellowship’ – with no sign that it was being called “sin” at all. In fact, complete “acceptance” of homosexuals ‘just as they are’. I personally have no problem with reaching out in love toward homosexual people for the sake of their salvation and cleansing through Jesus. I do believe in compassion for the sinner. But this is very different. This is total “acceptance” of Homosexuals into actual Pentecostal fellowship. Where is the repentance? Where is the stand on what God calls “SIN”? That was my big concern. Continue Reading…

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PENTECOSTALS ACCEPT GAYS- It Begins – Andrew Strom

It all started with a 2009 blog post by Rob Buckingham, pastor of a large Pentecostal megachurch called ‘Bayside’ in Melbourne, Australia. His blog post was entitled, “Is Jesus Anti-Gay?” and made the case for ‘acceptance’ being the true Christian attitude toward Homosexuals. Now bear in mind that this is not some “liberal” church or ‘liberal’ congregation here. This fellowship is part of the “C3″ (Christian City Church) denomination – one of the largest mainstream Pentecostal groups in Australia. That is why the Gay community was so delighted by it all. Continue Reading…

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“CAN’T FIND A CHURCH!” – Andrew Strom

If it’s one thing I hear over and over from people, it is this. They literally look everywhere they can think of in their town, and cannot find a fellowship that seems in any way “right”. Many will heap blame on these people. But I am not one of them. What are you supposed to do when you go right around a town and cannot find good, sound, anointed teaching anywhere? What if you are left with a choice of hyper-grace, prosperity, dead formalism or anti-Charismatic “King James only”? Which one do you settle for? Continue Reading…

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“COOL” CHRISTIANITY- Entertained to Death?? – A. Strom

In 1993, the well-known evangelical preacher John MacArthur put out a book entitled ‘Ashamed of the Gospel’ (subtitled, “When the church becomes like the world”). Obviously, because it was written by a known Conservative, many modern leaders may have found it easy to bypass this book’s insights and warnings. But when I read it, I found it an incisive and devastating expose of much that is now occurring in Christendom… Continue Reading…

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