Thursday, December 22, 2011

Open Letter to Pat Robertson, 700 Club



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 07.30.13: Responding to a 700 Club viewer question, Pat Robertson said:

"Transgender is not a sin and it's not for us to judge them!"

THIS IS THE LORD'S DOING AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR SIGHT!

May the conversation continue!


 
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 Brother Pat,

Greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ!  

My name is Brian Anthony Bowen, and I am the author of a forthcoming book entitled, “The Bed Keeper,” which I believe will launch your ministry into a new phase, and the Body of Christ into a new day!  I write today in response to an article in the Advocate magazine reporting on your recent spiritual guidance to a viewer's question on the 700 Club broadcast.

The viewer asked:

"How do you show your gay son the love of Jesus when you know his sexual preference is an abomination of God?"

To which you responded:

"Love the sinner and hate the sin, “I know people disagree with the question of homosexuality; Is it something that they’re born with or is it something that’s acquired?  I think a lot of it is acquired.  I don’t know all the genes or the genetics that’s in your son as to what is causing him to do whatever he’s doing, you’ll have to figure that one out.  But normally speaking, a person who has acquired this can un-acquire it," Robertson says.  "We’ve had many people who have indeed left the homosexual lifestyle and gone into a heterosexual relationship and have been very, very happy. "

Unfortunately, Brother Pat, you never actually answered the father's question which was:

"How do you show your gay son the love of Jesus...?"

Even more sad to note, Brother Pat, you never even mentioned Jesus' Name when answering this father.  While I agree the issue of homosexuality is widely disagreed upon amongst Christians, I also believe that if we are to truly answer the father's question of how to show his son the love of Jesus, we need to look to Jesus, and not simply begin quoting cliches about the various rumored causes of homosexual orientation.  In Matthew 19:11-12, we find that Jesus confirmed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are born so from our mother's womb.  (Please see Chapter 1: Born This Way from The Bed Keeper for a more detailed explanation). 

Further, it's important to realize God has said in His Word that He creates gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to fulfill a prophetic purpose of preparing the Church for the Return of Jesus Christ, and to bring other LGBT people into the Christian fold.  (Please see Chapter 4: Messengers of The King and Chapter 20: Fire From Heaven,  as well as Chapter 21: GAZA: Holy Land for Gays from The Bed Keeper for fuller explanations).

To address the father's answer specifically, I would also encourage you to recall that God has demonstrated through the only account of evangelism in all of Scripture how we are to show the love of Jesus to everyone, regardless of their sexuality.  (Please see Chapter 3:  For the Kingdom of Heaven for a full examination of that account as it goes on to show that salvation is equally available to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as it is for heterosexual people, while at the same time verifying that LGBT people are not required to become heterosexual).

In regards to your comment that the father should "love the sinner, hate the sin," it's important to point out that the father never said anything in his comment about his son engaged in any type of sin. 

Simply identifying as gay does not equate to sin, just as identifying as a heterosexual married man does not equate to being an adulterer.  To make such an assumption is a form of judging others.  In short (even if you did not intend to), you judged that father's son, failed to point him to Jesus, and failed to fulfill the Great Commission to preach the Gospel to every living creature.  In doing so, you condemn yourself Brother Pat:

Therefore you have no excuse or defense or justification, O man, whoever you are who judges and condemns another.  For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge are habitually practicing the very same things that you censure and denounce.  Romans 2:1

No, I'm not suggesting that you are gay, Brother Pat, but I am pointing out that Paul is not only referencing the men in Rome who had "abandoned the natural use of the woman and burned in lust for each other," (which, by the way, only a heterosexual married man can even do,) but Paul went on to also list a plethora of other sins between that verse in Romans 1:27 and Romans 2:1, including:

Unrighteousness
Iniquity
Grasping
Covetous Greed
Malice
Envy
Jealousy
Murder
Strife
Deceit
Treachery
Ill Will
Cruel Ways
Secret Backbiters
Gossipers
Slanderers
Hateful to and hating God
Full of insolence, arrogance, and boasting
Inventors of new forms of evil (like water boarding, perhaps)
Disobedient and undutiful to parents
Without understanding
Conscienceless
Faithless
Heartless
Loveless
Merciless

(Please see Chapter 18: Romans from The Bed Keeper for a forensic examination of these passages, including a discussion on Romans 1:23 which proves the context of the people in Rome was in relation to worshiping idols represented by birds, beasts and reptiles.  That's not gay folks, Brother Pat).

For the purpose of this communication, let's just focus on "without understanding."  While I realize your response reflects the traditional Christian teaching on homosexuality, it is also important to understand the Scriptures upon which you base your assertion that being gay is "sinful"  are indeed not directed toward homosexual people, but to heterosexual married men engaged in acts of adultery, idolatry, and/or rape or prostitutionI know that's a fine point, but it's an important distinction to make if we are to avoid sinning against Christ as we endeavor to show the love of Jesus to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

For suppose someone sees you, a man having knowledge of God, with an intelligent view of this subject, might he not be encouraged and emboldened to violate his own conscientious scruples if he is weak and uncertain?

And so by your enlightenment and your knowledge of spiritual things, this weak man is ruined, is lost and perishes--the brother for whom Christ the Messiah died!

And when you sin against your brethren in this way, wounding and damaging their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.  (Inspired by 1 Corinthians 8:10-12)

We do not save a man by revealing to him his sin,
but by revealing to him His Son

In reference to your statement that "we’ve had many people who have indeed left the homosexual lifestyle and gone into a heterosexual relationship and have been very, very happy, " I would like to now refer you to a broadcast of Faith Today, wherein leaders of Agape Fellowship (near Birmingham, Alabama) discuss the Bible's (traditionally defined) position on homosexuality, and the responses I shared with them, which really fleshes out a lot of details on the topic that are most recently just coming to light from the Word of God:


The panelists share the same thrust and understanding as you yourself seem to, and so I think it may be encouraging to you to explore, as it is based on a position you can already relate to.  It is my hope that my responses will encourage you to re-examine that position in light of the new revelations emerging from God's Word which I offer therein for your prayerful consideration.

I would also hope to 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:











As you may know by now, 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 complete final draft of The Bed Keeper.

What you will find is 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 has inadvertently prevented our offerings from reaching God's altar.   In the process of reading this material, you'll learn how 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 this revelation 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 your ministry is part of this process as well, and encourage you to contact Pastor George to confirm your support of this new endeavor!   I especially hope that you will come to see how Scripture reveals that God created LGBT people for a prophetic purpose, and has given us a divine destiny in His Kingdom.

It is also my sincere hope that your ministry team will stand in prayer for this work of God in the Church today.   I am praying that The Bed Keeper helps you and your ministry team 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’ll see from Chapter 20: Fire From Heaven, that 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. 

It is my hope that as you address the question in public venues, that you will first take the time to study these findings from The Bed Keeper, and 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 you can provide more 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.  

Currently, new infection rates 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 men.   Ignoring 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 congregations all around the world as the safe spaces for worship they claim to be.  

"Safe Space" can no longer mean "you're welcome to come to church if you're gay and bring your offerings."   No, from this day forward, "Safe Space" can only be truly defined as "you're welcome to come to church if you're gay and bring your offerings because we see that Scripture does not condemn gay people themselves, but rather heterosexual married men engaging in adultery."   After all Brother Pat, that's what the Bible actually says, and your unawareness of that fact will no longer provide you immunity from criticism and correction from the LGBT community, nor from judgment upon your entire organization from God Himself:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.  Hosea 4:6

Ignorance to God's Word never changes God's Word, and He will hold blind shepherds to account, just as He said He would in Isaiah 56:10-12, 1 Corinthians 5-7, Malachi 2-3, and various other passages of Scripture.   The Body of Christ can no longer afford to keep its head buried in the sand on this issue if we truly want to prepare the Church for the return of Jesus Christ!   Every Christian who ever lived and died before us and our own personal resurrections are on the line!   God didn't just send Jesus to save us from eternal torment, but to raise us to eternal life.   That will not happen without the Return of Christ, and He cannot return until all prophecies are fulfilled (Luke 24:44), and that includes Isaiah 55:11-56:12.   See Chapter 4: Messengers of The King for a more detailed explanation.

Simply saying "homosexuality is sin" 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'll follow his leadership at The 700 Club.   In short, homosexuality has been elevated to an 11th Commandment status, and has replaced God's Own Commandment against heterosexual adultery.

Doing so is to judge God's Own Law. But of course, I understand that is what traditional Christianity has always taught, and that traditions of men have long ago blind sided many shepherds to the distinctions I hope to convey to you--and indeed the entire Body of Christ--throughout The Bed Keeper.  

Of equally disturbing concern is that each Sunday most Church leadership quotes Malachi 3:8-10 to remind the congregation that "robbing the tithe from God prevents the windows from heaven opening and prevents God from being able to pour out a blessing over our lives" in an effort to unScripturally goad them into giving 10% of their income, rather than the amount they have purposed in their hearts as Paul directs Christians in 2 Corinthians 9:6-10.

However, if we more closely examine the Scripture referred to from Malachi, we see it actually begins in Malachi 2, not Malachi 3, and is addressed to priests themselves who are the ones robbing God of the tithes by preventing all the tithes from even reaching God's altar, because of messages from the Church that discourage LGBT people from coming to His House of Prayer for ALL people to include ours as well....as well as our parents, friends and families who have felt as equally shunned by the Church as we have been.   Please see Chapter 20: Fire From Heaven for a more detailed explanation of that aspect.

On the other hand, we have LGBT people who have not only been Christians all their lives, but at the same time have felt sentenced to politely knock outside the Church door, instead of being affirmed according to God's Own Prophecy from Isaiah 55:11-56:12.   Until that prophecy becomes fulfilled, according to Jesus in Luke 24:44, He is prophetically prevented from returning to the earth. It occurs to me that we can be as saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Spirit as we want, but without the return of Jesus Christ, and our subsequent bodily resurrection, we will never attain the eternal life that He died to give us all.   If we look carefully at John 3:16, we see that not only does Jesus save us from hell, but also raises us to eternal life with Him.   As a Christian, I want both.  There!  I admit I’m a Christian for a rather selfish reason…but then again, aren’t we all?

I have already begun sharing this message on Twitter, and through the blog version of the book, more than 27,000 people in 83 countries have already taken a glimpse into the future of the Body of Christ, and seen that it is indeed good! I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter where I am known as @TheBedKeeper so that you can see how I envision parts of this message can best be communicated to the LGBT community, and in the meantime, that you will begin the process of praying with your partners (and prayer ministers the world over) on the best practices for revealing this message to the organization at The 700 Club, as well as all your associate Shepherds and ministries in the Body of Christ, and come to lead them in the best way to reveal this message to members of their own flocks, and LGBT people in their own communities.

I know this is a lot to take in, and I don’t expect that it will happen overnight. However, I will be sending this information to other leading ministries as well, with the expectation that God will eventually appoint me to work under a ministry that has demonstrated not only an understanding of the material, but also a commitment to continue to now share it with the rest of the Body of Christ. Pastor George’s sermon on November 6, 2011, the prophetic utterance God ministered through Brother Copeland on November 11, 2011, and Justus Du Plessis's prophetic utterance from August 1996, are so far the surest signs I have received from God that the preaching of the word I participated in on November 1, 2011 has already taken effect!

Now, I’m left only to wonder if your ministry is one that stands in prayer for this new revelation from God's Word and its successful implementation at The 700 Club and throughout the Body of Christ, and provide us all 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 healing.   Throughout the process, prayer will be the power that binds us in united purpose as we see prophecy begin to unfold in front of our very eyes.

It is my intent to publish this book on February 1, 2012 unless a strong ministry steps forward that is willing to lead this message from within the Church instead, 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.

It’s a big job, and we need a big ministry to pull it off. But no ministry can do it alone, and no ministry can succeed without a powerful force of intercessory prayers pleading on God's behalf for His Will to be done in the earth, and for His Word to go forth and accomplish that which He pleases and purposes, so it will indeed PROSPER in the thing for which He sent it.

Key Scriptures:

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)

1 Corinthians 7:24 and Acts 8:29-40 both prove that exgay is unScriptural. The Apostle Paul admonishes us to remain in our station in life close to God, and the eunuch is still referred to as a eunuch even after his baptism. (See Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 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 Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen, Brother Kenneth and Sister Gloria Copeland, Pastors George and Terri Pearsons, Sister Billye Brim, Joyce Meyer, as well as many others in the Charismatic move of God.   I pray you 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 understand my motivation. I do not see myself becoming a preacher. I think my time is better spent staying at home, staying in the 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 the church get prayed up, and that I can hopefully be assigned a contact within your ministry that provides a conduit from me to you without having to go public with everything just to get the Church’s attention, or without having to disturb your own anointing 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 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.   But in 7 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 put your best in-house 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, and encourage your pray-ers to keep these revelations and this new move of God mentioned in their prayers. 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 pastors’ conferences, and eventually the world wide Christian church. 

One can put 1,000 to flight, 2 can put 10,000 to flight….and we NEED thousands of pastors sharing the message at about the same time, in order to foil Satan’s plot to keep these findings shrouded in misguided fear and homophobia to prevent the fulfillment of Isaiah 55:11-56:12, and prevent the return of Jesus Christ for as long as he can.   Overcoming the enemy's plots against these revelations is of utmost importance, and as a partner of Prayer Mountain, I hope you share their mission to "pray in the plans of God, and to thwart the plans of the enemy against them."

This isn’t just another book about how the church is wrong, or what Scriptures LGBT people can feel free to ignore.  No, this is a forensic look at Scripture AS IS, as we allow it to help us all come to a more nuanced and detailed understanding of the insights, ideas and concepts contained therein as pertains to the return of Jesus Christ, and the role LGBT people play in that Great Day.   What I have found time and again is that the church has indeed not been “inaccurate” about many of Her traditional teachings on the subject, but she has been “incomplete,” and has suffered from a lack of specificity (and honestly from the lack of perspective from serious students of God’s Word, who just happen to be gay as well).  As I always tell my LGBT friends: 

It’s not about “THE GAY!” It’s about “THE DAY!”

If there is anything I can do to help you reach an affirmative decision, or anything I can unite with 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 time and consideration. I pray the material you are about to explore will prove to be a blessing to you personally as a member of the Body of Christ, but also as a ministry to a world full of lost, hurting, and rejected people. LGBT people have a God ordained place in the Body of Christ.  Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit have all confirmed it is so.   But tradition has set the Word of God aside, deprived it of authority, and made the Word of God inoperable…at least until now.

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, Brother Pat, and I just know by the Spirit that the 700 Club 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, Brother Pat!   I hope to hear from you or a contact in your ministry soon!

God loves you!   I love you!   And remember: JESUS IS LORD!

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).   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!

See ya 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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