LTRP Note: For several years, Lighthouse Trails has been warning that thanks to the emerging church and to the mega-leaders who have promoted it, the views on sexuality within the evangelical church would change. And it has, as you can see from this CNN article below. After you have read this article, please read some of our own articles (see links below) on this matter. It’s important to understand that Satan is the author of death. Abortion, evolution, panentheism, mysticism, homosexuality, pedophilia – these all point to death, not to life, not to the Cross. We know Christian families who put their kids into “Christian” high schools and colleges, and those kids came out of high school or college proclaiming to be homosexual. These emerging/contemplative colleges are destroying the lives of kids who have been raised in Christian homes. Parents, grandparents, you better do something and stop putting your kids in these schools. If your heart isn’t breaking over this, then we don’t know what it will take. And please understand that there IS a connection between contemplative spirituality (i.e., mystical practices) and a change in outlook regarding sexuality.
Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Wheaton, Illinois (CNN)– Combing through prayer requests in a Wheaton College chapel in 2010, then-junior Benjamin Matthews decided to do something “absurdly unsafe.”
He posted a letter on a public forum bulletin board near students’ post office boxes. In the letter, he came out as gay and encouraged fellow gay Christian students – some of whom had anonymously expressed suicidal plans in a pile of the prayer requests – to contact him if they needed help.
In a student body of 2,400 undergraduates in the suburbs of Chicago, at what is sometimes called the Harvard of evangelical schools, Matthews said that 15 male students came out to him. Other students seemed somewhat ambivalent about his coming out, he said.
No one told him he was wrong or needed to change, Matthews said some students were obviously uncomfortable with someone who would come out as gay and remain a Christian. Click here to continue.