Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Open Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States



In this video, Brian Anthony Bowen reveals Scriptures the Church never talks about which prove that Jesus taught that LGBT people are born this way...and that prove the Apostle Paul ordained Gay Marriage...IN THE BIBLE!

This changes EVERYTHING!
More info:
http://BrianBowenMinistries.com

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UPDATED 07.18.13 This post has been updated to reflect names of current office holders mentioned herein


Barack Obama
44th President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC
 
The Holy Spirit distinctly and expressly declares
that in latter times
some will turn away from the faith,
giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits
and doctrines that demons teach,
Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars
whose consciences are seared (cauterized),
Who forbid people to marry
(1 Timothy 4:1-3)

Dear Mr. President,

Greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

I write today to inform you of a new discovery.  One hour after submitting The Bed Keeper:  A Biblical Case for Gay Marriage to the publishers, I was greatly encouraged and filled with hope as I learned you and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had issued new directives concerning equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as a central premise of America's foreign policy.  I cannot thank you and her enough for your leadership in this regard to bring peace, security and safety to my people around the globe!

Convinced that Providence had a hand in today's events and statements, I am writing to provide additional resources to everyone you may deem it beneficial to in order to advance the cause of peace and equality around the world. 

I believe the Holy Spirit has led me to send a version of this open letter to a few good men in the Body of Christ, as well as Her Majesty The Queen, Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, His Holiness Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, His All Holiness Bartholomew I of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and President Thomas Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (among others) and now I believe the Holy Spirit has directed me to send a version of this letter to you for consideration as well.  I believe He would agree that the undertaking that is about to take place in the Body of Christ is going to need a Presidential touch.

I believe it would be a great travesty if the Body of Christ was denied your participation and active leadership involvement as this new move of God that I'm about to share with you advances forward.  While I recognize political considerations and constitutional restraints on establishments of religion by our government may lead you to decline to actively lead this move as a religious representative, I am writing today to encourage your prayerful consideration of the matters discussed herein nonetheless, especially as they relate to Gaza, Israel and the Palestinian conflict.  Please see Chapter 21:  GAZA:  Holy Land for Gays for a more detailed explanation and a vision for what could prove to be a path to peace none of us have considered previously.

I believe by the power of the Holy Spirit that you and current Secretary of State John Kerry would add a dimension to the successful implementation of these things by bringing a unique perspective and an extraordinary boldness, effectiveness, and appreciation for equality, freedom and dignity, while at the same time advancing the cause of peace around the globe (not only for LGBT people, but for all people, and in all religions).

My name is Brian Anthony Bowen, and I am the author of a forthcoming book entitled, “The Bed Keeper,” which I believe will launch the Middle East peace talks into yet a more perfect process that will call upon leaders of faith bodies around the globe, as well as LGBT people the world over who stand to become direct beneficiaries of that process.  I write to also refer you to the message Pastor George Pearsons shared with his congregation at Eagle Mountain International Church on November 6, 2011, entitled:


Also, please consider Brother Kenneth Copeland's prophetic utterance regarding our place in the Kingdom of God from November 11, 2011, (available from YouTube) which seems to confirm by the Power of the Holy Spirit, what I am about to share with you in this letter.  You can review the transcript to Brother Copeland's prophetic utterance here.

Please consider also Sister Billye Brim's teaching from her series, "Daniel" wherein she (along with Pastors George and Terri Pearsons) reveal to Eagle Mountain International Church a prophecy uttered by God through Brother Justus Du Plessis regarding this new move of God way back in August 1996, and my interpretation of its meaning here.

Please also review other pertinent open letters to:









On November 1, 2011, I was invited by Brother Tim Clinton ( @zoneradiolive on Twitter ), to participate in a discussion on TheZoneRadioShow.org (Cleveland, Ohio) with Pastor Dr. Darrell Scott, Senior Pastor of New Spirit Revival Center www.nsrcministries.org, and Pastor Jathan K. Austin ( @PastorJKA on Twitter ), regarding new revelation from God’s Word on the issue that has most divided the Church over the centuries, and how we can at last bridge the gap between the sides and come into a new understanding of what God’s Word does (and doesn’t say) about homosexuality and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (yes, there is a difference)….and at long last, give them incentive to come to Church, and give the Church incentive to invite us….all based strictly on God’s Word….but in a way none of us most likely expected to happen.

Please explore this final draft of The Bed Keeper.

You will find therein a collection of revelations from Scripture pertaining not only to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, but also how we interact prophetically in cooperation with the Body of Christ to prepare the Bride of Christ for His return, and how God has assigned us specific tasks within the Church; most notably, the task of bringing our offerings to His altar, and how the traditional teachings of Christianity on this subject have inadvertently prevented our offerings from reaching God's altar.  In the process of reading this material, you will learn how both Catholic and Protestant Shepherds have inadvertently "robbed the tithes from God," by preventing LGBT people from coming to Church to include ours on His altar as well.  Further, this has also prevented the manifestation of the Glory of the Lord to the extent witnessed and testified to in 2 Chronicles 7, when the fire fell from heaven and consumed the offerings on the altar, and the Glory of the Lord filled the temple. Please see Chapter 20: Fire From Heaven for a more detailed explanation.

Since first beginning to receive these revelations from Scripture nearly 7 years ago, this message has continued to grow and mature to the point it is today, as Scripture has testified to Scripture, and 2 or 3 witnesses from Scripture have been revealed that verify each word I share in The Bed Keeper.  This has resulted in the book being rather wordy, but at least it doesn’t leave any room for doubt, though there will always be room for some amount of disagreement, especially when first examining the evidence, even though it comes directly from Scripture itself.

As I watched Pastor George’s sermon, I couldn’t help but feel that (whether in the Spirit or in the natural), he already knew that on November 1, 2011, something new had happened in the Church, and that the Body of Christ will never be the same.  Perhaps I’m mistaken, but as he spoke of his Church’s outreach to people in the community whom most had not come in contact with or fellowshipped with much before, I couldn’t help but sense that he was speaking of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community; many of whom are already Christians in search of a Church to call home, where Scripture means what it says…and doesn’t mean what it doesn’t say.

Pastor George seemed to indicate that not only would folks like us be coming to Eagle Mountain International Church, but that they would be training up ministers to assist in this new ingathering as the prayers for the Great Awakening appear to have awakened even those people that most members of the Body of Christ had written off as prodigals many centuries ago. 

I hope you and Secretary Kerry are part of this process as well, and encourage you both to contact Pastor George to confirm your support of this new endeavor, including any financial faith based initiative grants the United States government may be able to provide Eagle Mountain International Church.  They face an enormous task of training their network ministry partners to ensure the equality for LGBT people we all seek becomes available to us from within the sanctuaries of houses of worship around the world--as well as from within the political realm!

It is also my sincere hope that you and Secretary Kerry will stand in prayer for this work of God in the Church today.  I am praying that The Bed Keeper helps you both to have as complete a revelation from God’s Word as is humanly possible, in order to dispel the myths traditional Christianity has held as truth in times past, but also in order to help the Church position herself in a place where she is at last the Glorious Church, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.  It just so happens as you will see from Chapter 20: Fire From Heaven, until LGBT people are affirmed in faith bodies all over the world, and also contributing our offerings on His altar, Jesus is prophetically prevented from returning to the earth until all prophecies are fulfilled (in accordance with Luke 24:44), including God’s Own prophecy to eunuchs in Isaiah 55:11-56:12 (whom Jesus teaches includes eunuchs born so from our mother’s womb in Matthew 19:11-12), whom you and I today refer to as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.  Please see Chapter 4: Messengers of The King for a more detailed explanation.

While I recognize you may not share the same interpretation of these particular passages of Scripture, it is my hope that you and Secretary Kerry will consider including a discussion on them as an additional tool that will help bring faith bodies and ministers to reconsider long held beliefs regarding LGBT people, and that it will become a part of the "constellation of conversations" former Secretary Clinton mentioned in her address that are necessary in order for the successful advance for equality, peace and security for LGBT people the world over.  As traditional (dare I say erroneous) religious beliefs seem to be the biggest stumbling block to this equality, it seems to me the revelations I share within the pages of The Bed Keeper may provide a unique perspective that may prove to bring many religious leaders to the "tipping point" that helps them become active agents of equality, while at the same time encouraging them to do so based on Scripturally sound theological insights and beliefs.

It is further my sincere hope that you will encourage all religious leaders you and Secretary Kerry may come in contact with who address the question in public venues, to take the time necessary to first study these findings from The Bed Keeper, in order to become more intimately acquainted with what the differences are between "homosexuality" and "homosexual people" and "homosexual acts engaged in by heterosexual married men," so that they become empowered to provide the public with thorough and Scripturally accurate responses that not only avoids condemning all gay people out of hand, but at the same time, address all the heterosexual men engaged in cheating on their wives with other men, who currently get off scott free as the Church has traditionally only scapegoated gay people, without ever considering that both Scripture (and life itself) portray a very different reality; a reality that once confronted, may indeed prove to be the cure for HIV/AIDS as homosexual and heterosexual mixing comes to an end. Please see Chapter 19: Go and Sin No More for a more detailed explanation. 

As you and Secretary Clinton are fully aware, currently the highest rates of new infections of HIV/AIDS occur in the World Health Organization's MSM category (men who have sex with men, regardless of their identified sexuality).  The second highest new infection rate is among women (particularly women of color) who contract the disease from heterosexual partners.  As the Church focuses its energy (and blame) on gay men, it would seem that these types of transmissions are impossible without the intermingling of heterosexual men having relations with both women AND gay menIgnoring this not only fails to address the situation as honestly as Scripture itself does, but also provides these heterosexual men with immunity from scrutiny (and correction) from the Church, and prevents LGBT people from coming to many congregations as the safe spaces for worship they claim to be.  It also provides the basis for entire governments to condemn all LGBT people, without recognizing that many homosexual acts are engaged in by HETEROsexual people instead.

Simply saying "homosexuality is sinful" (or criminal) condemns all gay people (many of whom do not even have sexual relations of any kind), while at the same time ignoring the heterosexual married men who are actually engaged in the exact form of adultery that is actually being addressed specifically throughout Scripture.   Of course they are also the ones who bring the tithes to the Church (since most gay people have felt excluded by such public messages from the Church), and so it can take a brave Shepherd like Pastor George to shed light on this fact, and I hope you and Secretary Kerry will conjoin his leadership with that of the United States government to the fullest extent possible without violating the US Constitution.  I think we can all agree that between the criminalization of LGBT people based solely on their sexual identity and this new information on causes of HIV/AIDS transmissions (especially among heterosexuals), that these are humanitarian issues, before they can be considered religious issues.

I have already begun sharing aspects of The Bed Keeper on Twitter, and through the blog version of the book, more than 87,000 people in 144 countries have already taken a glimpse into the future of LGBT people around the world, and seen that it is indeed good!  I hope you and Secretary Kerry's staff members will follow me on Twitter where I am known as @TheBedKeeper so that you both can see how I envision parts of this message can best be communicated to the LGBT community.  In the meantime, I hope that you both begin the process of considering the best practices for revealing this message to members of the public, and come to help lead the world and the Body of Christ in the best way to reveal this message to members of their own flocks, and LGBT people in their own communities.

Regardless of your religious beliefs personally, I hope you and Secretary Kerry will make available any and all resources necessary that will provide faith bodies the world over with an opportunity for this message to be revealed from within the Church outward, rather than be forced to reveal this message to the masses and hope the Church catches up, and thereby sacrifice the last remaining shreds of Scriptural and moral authority the Church seems to have in the earth today, (and quite possibly push LGBT people even further away as their suspicions of the Church’s errors are proven correct).  Their reaction to the message will be dependant solely on the way the Church handles this; either as an “Angels and Demons” type expose’ from someone outside the Church, or as a responsible Body of Believers who are open enough to correction to right the ship ourselves, just as we did concerning the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, women, slavery, prosperity, and health.

Final publication of The Bed Keeper is now on schedule to release on February 15, 2012.  It is my hopes that a strong ministry steps forward that is willing to lead this message from within the Church, because this isn’t just about the American Christian Church.  God has placed LGBT people in every nation, every city, every race, every family, and every RELIGION (and denominations therein)!  I sincerely believe as Christianity opens the path to God for Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Pagan, Wiccan, Universalist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Black Israelite, and even Atheist and Agnostic gay people, He will use LGBT people themselves to spread the Word amongst ourselves, cross every religious dividing line, and invite them into the Christian fold.  See Chapter 21: GAZA: Holy Land for Gays for a more detailed explanation of this vision.

For your added consideration, here are some key Scriptures that I believe will prove invaluable in helping to bring new understanding to Christian leaders around the globe in regards to LGBT people, equality, and yes, even marriage:

Matthew 19:11-12 Jesus proves we are born gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (See Chapter 1 of The Bed Keeper for more details). 

Isaiah 55:11-56:12 God demands LGBT people be included and affirmed in Church (and demands our offerings be included on His altar) before Jesus can return. (See Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 4 and Chapter 20 of The Bed Keeper for more details)

2 Chronicles 7:1-3 reads like a prophecy of what happens after our offerings get to God’s altar; the fire from heaven consumes the offerings, and the glory of the Lord fills the house (See Chapter 20 of The Bed Keeper for more details)

Luke 24:44 Jesus confirms all prophecies must be fulfilled before He can return to the earth (SeeChapter 4 of The Bed Keeper for more details)

1 Timothy 4:1-3 The Holy Spirit warns that in the latter times, some Christians would fall away from the faith, having been seduced by doctrines demons teach, through the hypocrisy and pretense of liars whose consciences have been seared, who “forbid people to marry.” At no other time in human history has all elements contained in this particular prophecy been fulfilled as we see today right before our very eyes. (See Chapter 2 and Chapter 17 of The Bed Keeper for more details)

2 Kings 9:29-37 and Esther 1:1-22 Read as analogies of LGBT people delivering a message from the King to the Bride of Christ, urging her to come to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and what happens if She refuses (Queen Jezebel and Queen Vashti), and what happens if She accepts. (Queen Esther) (See Chapter 4 of The Bed Keeper for more details)

Romans 1 and Leviticus 18 both condemn heterosexual married men who cheated on their wives and/or worshipped idols, both of which are violations of the 10 Commandments. These passages also help us see the importance of not mixing heterosexual and homosexual interactions, and could quite possibly be the cure for HIV/AIDS. (See Chapter 16, Chapter 18 and Chapter 19 of The Bed Keeper for more details)

1 Corinthians 6:9-12 condemns preachers whoring the Church for money (and for keeping boys on the side) in part of a lengthy letter that begins in 1 Corinthians 5:1 and goes all the way through till 1 Corinthians 7:40, even as Paul ordains single gender matrimony in the very same letter in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 (See Chapter 2 and Chapter 19 of The Bed Keeper for more details)

Other various chapters of The Bed Keeper are geared toward helping LGBT people understand Christian principles such as the New Covenant (Chapter 5), Keeping the Sabbath and Understanding the Significance of Pentecost (Chapter 6), Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Chapter 7), Bearing Fruit for God (Chapter 8), FAITH (Chapter 9), Creation and Evolution (Chapter 11 and Chapter 12) the Significance of the Rainbow Flag and God’s Rainbow Covenant (Chapter 13), the Destruction of Sodom (Chapter 14 and Chapter 15), and understanding the difference between homosexual expressions committed by heterosexual men, and being homosexual, and the importance of keeping the marriage bed (even a gay marriage bed) undefiled (Chapter 19).

It has been my intent to not only reveal the message from God’s Word to the churches regarding LGBT people being affirmed in every church and bringing their offerings to God’s altar in order for Jesus to return, but also to train up LGBT believers in the very basic principles of the faith as I have learned from Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen of Lakewood Church (Houston, Texas), Brother Kenneth and Sister Gloria Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries (Ft. Worth, Texas), Pastors George and Terri Pearsons of Eagle Mountain International Church (Ft. Worth, Texas), Sister Billye Brim of Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks (Branson, Missouri), Joyce Meyer Ministries (St. Louis, Missouri), as well as many others in the Charismatic move of God. I pray you and Secretary Kerry will especially lift these leaders up in prayer as they take those first brave steps into the future of the Body of Christ.

I also wanted to help you and Secretary Kerry to understand my motivation.  I do not see myself becoming a preacher or minister.  I think my time is better spent staying at home, studying God's Word, praying, and simply sharing my findings as the Holy Spirit continues to lead me through Scripture.  I believe I am called to teach, not preach.  I am at a point where I believe the message is mature enough to be iron clad (Scripturally speaking) and I know in my spirit there is much more that will “hook up” to it as I move forward.  My hope for now is that you can simply begin helping faith bodies get geared up to release this message, and that I can hopefully be assigned a contact within your and Secretary Kerry's administrative staffs that provides a conduit from me to you both without having to go public with everything just to get the Church’s (or government's) attention, or without having to disturb either of you every time I get something new.

I know that I can’t be in all places and all churches at one time. I am not able to do a lot of travel or speaking engagements or book signings, although I am willing to make myself available for occasional person-to-person visits here in Houston, Texas to discuss various points, if absolutely necessary.  Hopefully most questions, comments and concerns can be addressed via email, where nobody can interrupt each other, and a written train of thought can be assembled and referred back to for all to consider as time moves on and the message continues to “gel.”

I am open to correction, and alternate interpretations of the findings I’ve shared herein, and hope to (if nothing else) at least catch any serious doctrinal errors PRIOR to publishing in February 2012.  But in 9 years of study and sharing aspects of this message with other pastors and lay people in online venues, I have yet to come across any that either don’t ignore certain passages of Scripture, or contradict others.  Many have proven that it’s easy to simply disagree with the message.  None thus far have been able to provide Scripturally sound alternate interpretations.  Perhaps you can assign our country's best theologians on this and begin a respectful dialogue between as many parties as are necessary in an online private venue, such as an intranet or private message board, where people can contribute as time permits.

I don’t really know how God is going to reveal this message to the masses.  I only can share how I prefer He does so, and what I am willing to do to make it happen in a way that keeps it (to a large extent) “private Church business” until such time all parties are comfortable with rolling it out to the world wide Christian Church.  It is also my intent in writing this letter to you so that it doesn't just come out of the blue for either you or Secretary Kerry, and again that you may consider using the information contained herein to further our mutual goals of bringing freedom, peace, dignity and security to all LGBT people, no matter what part of the world they live in, or what religion they adhere to.

If there is anything I can do to help you or Secretary Kerry reach an affirmative decision, or anything I can unite with either of you in prayer over, please feel free to contact me via Twitter @TheBedKeeper, or through email at thebedkeeper@gmail.com.  

Thank you so much for your leadership of this cause, and of our great nation!  I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration.  I pray the material you are about to explore will prove to be a blessing to you both personally as members of the Body of Christ, but also as American government leaders reaching out to bring hope and freedom to a world full of lost, hurting, and rejected people. 

Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.

And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.

Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him. Malachi 3:16-18

The writing of the "Book of Remembrance" has begun, and I just know by the Spirit that you and Secretary Clinton and Kerry will be included in it!  The only question is when.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make sure it's sooner, rather than later!

God bless you, Mr. President and Secretary Clinton and Kerry!  I hope to hear from a contact from your offices soon!

God loves you! I love you!

And remember: JESUS IS LORD!

Yours Sincerely,


Brian Anthony Bowen
Author, The Bed Keeper


PS:  I encourage Church leaders and ministers to read this manuscript in reverse order, beginning with the last chapter first (Chapter 21:  GAZA: Holy Land for Gays).  It will provide incentive to continue studying, take readers back through to undo the traditional understandings of the subject, and end up where LGBT people are as defined by Scripture. For LGBT people, I encourage them to read it in the order in which it appears, beginning with our birth, and moving forward to the culmination of the Church Age as Jesus Christ cracks open the sky and catches away the Church!

I'll see you there!

PPS: The easiest way to get started exploring may be to review Frequently Asked Questions which addresses the most common traditional teachings regarding the issue of homosexuality, with convenient links that take you directly to the pertinent chapters of The Bed Keeper for complete and Scripture based responses.

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Dear Valued Readers,
This blog continues to be a work in progress. As recent revelations and events throughout Christendom have created an increasingly fluid situation, updates will no longer be published at the end of each post, but rather only at the beginning of the corresponding posts so impacted.  As of August 1, 2013, the only updates to appear at the end of each post will be churches that are personally endorsed by The Bed Keeper as a "SAFE SPACE."

Readers may email thebedkeeper@gmail.com to discuss or comment on any posting.  Please note that while all feedback is highly valued and appreciated, it may not be possible to reply to each email.
 
UPDATE 01.15.12:
Lakewood Church officially endorsed as a SAFE SPACE for LGBT people to worship! Details here.

UPDATE 11.22.11:

Eagle Mountain International Church officially endorsed as a SAFE SPACE for LGBT people to worship! Details here.

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