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This is true for a new generation radio and now the man who preached in 50 states and 50 days speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarlane, certainly one of the most publicized issues of our time. Certainly one of the most volatile issues of our time you read about it in the news every day you see it in the media. Everywhere you look.
Issues related to human sexuality and specifically homosexuality and now were to the point that not only is the homosexual question in the minds even of some Christians settled in a nonbiblical way but now were looking at transgender is and is gender fluid and can gender be changed and so it behooves us to take up this topic and on today's edition of truth new generation we do that, I'm so thrilled to have with me aghast that is not only an expert voice on the subject. A dynamic Christian leader but also a personal friend and talk of the restorative network and as we record this edition of the show where in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minneapolis-St. Paul word a major national conference call. Hope 2019 and and I want to say thanks. I know you're super busy but thanks not only for taking time to be on TNG radio.
But thanks for what you do for the kingdom of God and welcome to the program in such a privilege to be with you Alex. It's always a delight.
Tell people about what restored hope is in and all the various things you do, you bet. Restorative is actually a network of ministries. It's a coalition of ministries around the country and we have relationships around the world that we are for people who are struggling with same-sex attraction to people who walk alongside of them. Each ministry also may have multiple satellites which is delightful so we may have something in your area around the country. If you're looking for help. We also minister to family and friends. We equip pastors.
As I mentioned before, and counselors as well to adequately help that many of us have left the gay or transgender life ourselves, not all that many have and so we have life stories of change. We have surrendered to the most high God and actually been equipped to live right in accordance with his will, which is delightful and you know we hear about the banning of conversion therapy around the world and and as I understand that that's says no people can't change should not be encouraged to change as as a leader and a speaker and a thinker and it you by your own testimony God brought you out of the gay lifestyle what's your response to the the banning of conversion therapy and speak to. If you would also what does this mean for the proclamation of the gospel that includes the message. Repent conversion therapy. First and foremost is a term it's an ideological term. There is no counseling method called conversion therapy. There is no such really think it's been created by gay ideology in order to put every bad practice into and then condemn it's a straw man argument. If people know that as you create an argument and then you tear down the false argument of the mischaracterization. What we really do is we provide pastoral care we provide good Christian counseling.
We provide late care, all around the country and walk alongside people who are grappling with their gender identity or sexual orientation and want to align with God's plan. They want to surrender themselves to embrace what God has intended.
That's clear in Scripture.
Now I understand that most people will say hello, wait a minute. Is it really clear in Scripture these days.
There been a lot of gay apologists who promote gay theology and it's become commonplace to question some of the things that we never used to question so those are those are good questions to answer.
There are plenty of resources that actually bring forth an argument for Orthodox Christianity. That's historical that's existed for 2000 years plus Judy.
It Judeo-Christian philosophy and belief and practice homosexuality was forbidden completely in Judeo and Jewish culture. Prior to the New Testament being written was just a no-brainer that was in no Leviticus forbade that and the Jews did not practice homosexuality, the surrounding cultures have that in place. The Greek culture. For example, it was commonplace, but it was never elevated to the place of gay marriage like it is today. So were in a whole different ballgame. It's a different cultural mindset different situation these days, we think, I believe as a culture that if two people love each other. They have erotic feelings towards each other.
In other words, they should be able to marry. We don't any longer regard what Ephesians says about how human marriage between a man and a wife actually reflects the heart of God. It is a generational picture of God's heart for his people, his desire to win his bride, the bridegroom for the bride and that the two differences between God's desire for us and our being pursued is just a beautiful picture. It's an eternal picture in messing with that is something much greater than messing with him. It's not simply to individuals coming together that appear to have some form erotic intention or love or even emotional love love in Scripture also can be defined in different ways.
One is friendship love one is erotic love, or sexual love one is agape, which is unconditional love like the father heart of God towards us there a whole bunch of different forms of love we use one word to me many I would say a few words, there is misuses the word love today hastily to folks we got a brief break and come back with and talk of the restorative network TNG radio is back after this from. I am a watchman ministries. Here's today's I am a watchman minute. Psalm 23 begins with the familiar phrase the Lord is my shepherd. The shepherd leads his sheep to good things, symbolized by green pastures, still waters and banquet feast verse four reads he restores or refreshes my soul. How great is that. However, these promises and blessings can only be received when God is our shepherd. When we are in relationship with him through his son Jesus, for it is the shepherd that leads us to good things we live in perilous and stressful times. However, there is a good Shepherd who wants to guide and help us in our daily walk the I am a watchman ministries just to visit Ima watchman.com for free resources designed to equip and encourage people to be faithful, be a watchman, I am a watchman.com first Peter 315 tells us to be ready always to give an answer for the hope we have were instructed to be prepared to defend our faith. This is Alex McFarlane for the life he answers teams students we train at North Greenville University, a leading Christian college in South Carolina. The life answers. Teams are made up of students who will inspire and equip your congregation.
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We train speaking in churches to youth groups and train Christians of all ages to address key issues of our times. From a biblical perspective like is there a God is the Bible true. What about gender and moral issues. Call me at 864977 2008 and we will arrange for the life answers team to come to your church and give a presentation that will benefit your people for years to come. 864977 2008 and always be ready. You know, Romans 116 says for. I'm not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God to bring salvation to everyone who believes. That's what your kids need before they go to college. That's the theme for the 2019 TNG Christian apologetics youth July 29 through August 2 at Kale North Carolina speakers include of course Alex McFarlane along with Daniel Ritchie, Andy Lorentzen and Vicki Addison exciting worship every night, and rocksolid teaching every day. And yes, it's a summer camp with all the summer camp activities. Your kids would expect the TNG Christian apologetics youth camp July 29 through August 2 at Kale to learn more and to register, call 800. Yes, God, one 800 yes God in the number one or email info and truth for a new generation.com for apologetics, resources, books by Alex McFarlane and to find out where Alex is speaking. Visit Alex McFarlane.com back to TNG radio.
Our conversation with, and talk of the restorative network and so honored to be on you and and again we apply what you do for the kingdom before the break you were talking about our culture basically gives a pastor in the person or persons that legitimize whatever they're doing by saying we love each other we feel it. It's right. Who are you to impose your morality on somebody else.
How you begin to respond to defenders of homosexuality that would say you nor anybody else has the right to impose your views on me. You got your views. We've got hours and you can't enforce what you believe on me how you begin to respond to that. Well, that's a relativistic mindset right in and that presumes that there is no absolute truth.
There's no external reality that points to a certain outcome. If we think about that. The evidence-based what were we created for even biologically what leads towards what is flourishing. What brings the next generation common understandings of the past just need to be re-examined.
These really hold water or do they not our bodies. If you look at them objectively.
It's obvious that male and female parts were meant to be function together and when it does happen with especially within a committed relationship you set up at consistent relationship where kids thrive or two adults of the opposite gender are committed to one another and they grew up in a secure and in confidence, setting that's the best setting for kids being raised up socials.
Research shows this without a doubt, and kids that are missing that particularly those who have a promiscuous parents were have a missing parent where there is violence or abuse or something is not secure as well. Those kids tend to grow up and be very insecure and act out different ways, including criminal ways. And so we have bodies of research that were putting aside, there are some external realities we can research that point towards one man one woman committed to each other. It's the best environment for kids to be raised in and there's other research that says the people who are in those relationships tend to be the most happy the most confidence. The most secure so it's beyond biology. There's an emotional component sociology points to that there's there's a whole bunch of positives that point towards that being the best setting for not only the kids but the adults let me ask you this, and there are those we read them mods and encountered them at universities that would say all Christians that say this is not God's design. Heterosexual monogamy is God's ideal and when you Christians say otherwise your your that's hate speech. You're hurting people and and to be fair, I mean I will admit I've heard Christian ministers address the subject in ways that were hurtful, but we still have to stand on the truth. Even though we don't always articulate the truth as as effectively as we would like, but here's the question. When you were in the gay lifestyle or if he's dialogue with those that are promoting it. What about the issue of procreation mean really, if you want children you have to have a male and female, and in the gay coupling I mean you can't have children you have to co-opt heterosexuality for children.
What would they say a because I mean every person supporting good marriage has at least one line item in their roster where they've got to throw a bone to heterosexuality that is procreation, and how they responded that I mean clearly homosexuality can't reproduce itself. So what would they say about this. What I believe is an ideological elephant in the room while I've heard some people say from the gay side anyway that homosexuality is a way to get rid of abortion, you can even have children.
Therefore abortion, it's up there argument for pro-life so it's an interesting thing there. And robbing banks as a way to get rid of poverty in the that's that's right so the truth of the matter is that God's ordained plan is that we are open to life. There's another argument they use it says well what about an infertile couple that extraordinary event or that fairly you know that that happens. So those individuals can't have children, then why is it not a problem for a white why is it a problem for us who cannot naturally have children well. A male and female body together generally do produce children, so that orientation towards a secure environment for kids to be raised and also to be created within that that's an incredible dynamic as a parent who went through that.
I can't believe how amazing I I would not have believed how amazing that experiences to be a mom and for my asked John to be a dad and I mean that is amazing your participating in the creative process, just like God created man in the Garden of Eden, that's amazing any part allows us to partner in that way with the next generation and and you know what I've often said this. Even the most ardent abortionist is glad that at least one human in the world was pro-life, i.e., their mother, even the most ardent homosexual is thankful that at least two humans in history were heterosexual, i.e. the dad that sired them in the mother that carried them and so it at least in that regard.
It's not a worldview that can be consistently held visit.
Now it really isn't. And when people think about it if if honestly if everyone is gay would be no next-generation humanity would be ecstatic so that's one thing. People also need to know that although they may feel like it's very very common like 40% of the people in the US are gay. It's not true. It's 1 to 3% who are exclusively homosexual in orientation and practice, and so just keep in mind that the actual studies all around the world in different cultures, even though you see it L the time every day and it seems like it's everywhere the truth the matter is, is just loud. So and it's repeated on media and so it's not as common as seen give your website again restored hope network.org restored with the D hope network.org truth through generation video.
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Welcome back to TMG radio Alice McFarlane here before we resume our conversation with an pocket you want to remind you truth for a new generation has two more national conferences this year in October were going to be in Richmond, Virginia, October 11 and 12 there in Richmond, Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
I was so excited about all the people in Richmond, Glenallen, Virginia, Mechanicsville, all around that region. Dawes will Northern Virginia and listen, you don't want to miss it. We can have incredible speakers like Todd Starnes from Fox news. I'll be there. This could be music is good be sessions on the Bible, can we trust that the Bible is God's word God. How do we know that God exists. The resurrection of Christ, can we be sure Jesus really rose from the dead and then what about the issues the day related to worldview. And yes, moral sexual issues gender so Richmond in October. Then in November will be in Cincinnati, Ohio. The historical landmark Baptist Church pastor Matt Holman, Ryan Bamberger of the Radiance foundation may be the best, most powerful pro-life speaker you'll ever hear in your life, Daniel Ritchie, my dear friend is one of the best speakers will ever hear listen on and on. Go to the website truth for new generation.com truth, for truth for a new generation.com and let me just say this is for young people.
Of course we want to equip young people to stand strong for their faith, not fall away when they go to college or once they graduate from high school. We don't want them to graduate away from God, but this is for all ages. There are seminars there are elective choices.
It is biblical worldview, not only how to understand and defend it. But how each of us can flourish and thrive for Christ, even in a world of hostile ideologies. So go to truth for new generation.com. We hope to see you either in Richmond, Ohio, or coming soon to a city near you will also out there on the speaking circuit is an Park and organizing mobilizing body of Christ and equipping people, myself included, and and thanks for being willing to share some time in the midst of a busy conference here in Minnesota so natural question on the plane right out here I'm reading about the Stonewall riots and the 50th anniversary and I will say this and correct me from wrong on this, but it seems like there is in addition to gay theology.
In addition to what I will call pseudoscience to support this. There's even been gay history that's reported if not manufactured to support this and really the Stonewall riots which I think many of our listeners may not be informed about is for the gay movement kind of a civil rights watermark so explain what this is the legitimacy or lack thereof about this book speak to this because I know people are probably more more seeing it in the media.
Well that the Stonewall riots were the gay people are about to be arrested by police and they stood up to the police in and drove them out of the. The gay bar where they were about to be arrested.
The police that circled around many times interested people at them, but only on occasion the gay community stood up. They walked the streets. They rioted and at that point, people began to take notice of the gay community and things began to change for them their rights began to be developed during those times, but recently on the West Coast.
In particular, which is where I'm from. Prior to Colorado Springs.
They began to enshrine homosexuality and homosexual figures only allowed to be portrayed in a positive manner. Even Harvey milk who had sex with a teen he you know he was a predator essentially right. That's absolutely whitewashed. He's an icon. He roads are named after him, you name it and he is only shown in positive light in in textbooks in the state of California and they're pretty liberal when I was a teacher back in the 1990 we don't need to say it's been a long time.
It was already pretty liberal, but it's become so much more now that they are actually teaching various techniques to children who are there there enshrining that in classroom books for pre-middle school kids literally teaching graphic sex ed that if the legislators were embarrassed to have it read to them during meetings. It was embarrassing to read.
This is being taught to children.
Yes, yes, and it's been only three or four of the books have been removed. But there's a whole bunch more that there including now in textbooks in the state of California and of course whatever starts in California moves on the state of Washington is a bit more liberal as well and they were trying to teach kindergartners pretty wild things and other parts of the state are having contest with how quickly a child who put a condom on a banana.
Things like that is just terrible. That's the life that were in now. So where does this stop. It stops when parents say absolutely not.
This is this is truly gone too far. We don't accept this and if you feel embarrassed with me reading this childhood material in front of you. You should not be applying this and voting differently and applying, you know. Christian seem to run for offices they need to run for school board as they need to show up in various settings along with sharing their faith with others. All of those things need to happen at one time. We've only got about a minute left, let me ask you this as a Christian and as a citizen, dear. We hope that there could be turned back to a more morally grounded culture. Yes, I believe we can. I always believe we can.
First of all we should be in prayer for awakening within the church in revival in the land. Okay so those two things are in place need to be in place.
The other thing is that there tends to be a swing like the 1960s. Who would've guessed that the 70s would be more conservative right is a swing to the left swing to the right.
It tends to happen over and over again. Let's use that for the benefit of the kingdom of God and pray pray pray and ask God for revival. We need to see that the whole land needs to see at the land groans under the authority of the wicked and the Scripture says and it's true we we need help in that and we can't do it alone. We need the help of the Lord, and with everything we've got, prayerfully consistently.
We need to import a biblical worldview to our children are our young people and we got a go will visit with you again, I'm sure. But God bless what you doing for the kingdom and through your restored hope network and folks, this is one of the most cutting edge frontline ministries on them anything about, I would encourage you to pray for an Park and her staff. Familiarize yourself with the ministry center, network support, as God leads you and pray for them because they are doing some very vital work for the gospel in our times hate this is true for new generation radio algebra fallen his and God bless you and please take a stand of bold stand for Christ. TMG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarlane ministry, PO Box 10231 rural NC 27404. That's PO Box 10231, Greensboro, NC 27404 call us at 877 yes God one that's 877 yes, God, and the number one or give firstname.lastname@example.org while you're there, listen the program archives.
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