Sunday, August 5, 2012

After Gay Marriage

 
 
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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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)

I have this [one charge to make] against you:
that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first
[you have deserted Me, your first love].

Remember then from what heights you have fallen.
Repent (change the inner man to meet God’s will) and
do the works you did previously [when first you knew the Lord],
 or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place,
unless you change your mind and repent.
(Revelation 2:4-5)


Dear Pastor,

Greetings in the Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ!

If you've been keeping up with The Bed Keeper, you know that the Biblical truths shared therein prove that Jesus taught we're born gay in Matthew 19:12, that the Apostle Paul ordained single gender holy matrimony in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, that the Holy Spirit warned that Christians would fall away from the faith and forbid people to marry in 1 Timothy 4:1-3, that God demands full affirmation of LGBT people in the spiritual life of the Christian Church in Isaiah 55:11-56:12, that Paul taught that Isaiah 56:8 must come to pass before Jews are reinstated into covenant with God under the New Covenant in Romans 11:25, and that Jesus taught that He cannot return until all these things have first come to pass in Luke 24:44.

While I recognize most Pastors feel confined to preach only what's been on the cue cards for the past 2,000 years in regards to these things, I also recognize something you may have not considered: what happens after gay marriage becomes law of the land. 

Let's not kid ourselves, Pastor:  We both know it's not a matter of "if" but of "when."
 
I also recognize that many Pastors receive their largest church funding from politically motivated individuals who are basically paying you to advertise against gay marriage for them.  You are convinced this is "God's Way" and are reluctant to share the truths that are revealed from Scripture as detailed in The Bed Keeper with these large donors, because you know as soon as you do they'll stop contributing to you, or worse yet, run you out of the pastorate altogether.  We know how these things work behind the scenes of Sunday morning sermons.

But something you may not recognize is that once gay marriage is the law of the land (and your advertising services are no longer needed), these same large donors will immediately cease to fund your church for said purposes.  Aside from abortion, there really are no voter animating social issues for which to pay you to promote for them.  Christian opposition to adultery, divorce, drinking, slavery, women's rights, and anti-Semitism have all been tossed upon the dustbin of history when it comes to motivating Christians to vote one way or the other.  We both know that if you hammer as hard on any of these issues as you are paid to hammer on gay rights, you would be run out of town on a rail just as quickly as if you stopped preaching against "teh gay."

So what are you going to do once gay marriage becomes law of the land?  How will your church survive?  What will you do for a living?  Who will pay your salary? 

Well, fortunately, God has a plan!  It's revealed most clearly in The Bed Keeper in Chapter 20:  Fire From Heaven.  I hope you have already read it, and I encourage you to re-read it even if you have already.  But there's a catch:  It depends on you!  And it's going to require some courage and a decision on your part.

I think I speak for the entire gay community when I share with you that changing your tune after gay marriage is law of the land, (in hopes of attracting gay people to your congregation as you suddenly "evolve" on the issue as you see the last shreds of political money dry up) just simply isn't good enough.  No, you're going to have to have already made that decision before gay marriage becomes the law of the land.  (Otherwise, how else will we know that you aren't just trying to appear gay affirming just for our money?)

You're going to have to build some trust before that.  You're going to have to be on board and ready to hit the ground running to roll this message out to your congregation *prior* to gay marriage becoming law of the land.  And you're going to have to make your decision publicly known at least loudly enough that the gay community can hear you, or you're going to have to face financial bankruptcy.  There really are no other choices, because those churches who stand with the LGBT community prior to gay marriage becoming the law of the land will be the ones we continue to gradually embrace, and advertise, and recommend to our friends and family afterwards. 

Oh sure, there will be some churches that remain unaffected after gay marriage becomes the law of the land, even if their large anti gay donors pull their funding....at least at first.  But they too will slowly (or not so slowly) dry up as strife and division caused by old underlying issues re-emerge as the issue of the day, and are no longer kicked down the road by changing the subject to gay marriage.  You may not see it yet.  But that doesn't mean you can't imagine it.

This letter is not a "demand" that you respond or make your position known.  It is an invitation for you to begin meeting with your boards to "talk turkey" and decide amongst yourselves how your church will respond when your large donors pull out.  On one hand, it will come as a sigh of relief to many of your board members to have such folks out of your hair.  On the other hand, if you have not made plans to usher in God's plan for LGBT people being affirmed in your church, you're going to have to go through some financially dry months, or years, or how ever long it is you think you can survive without your large donors until your church does affirm LGBT people.  It's just a matter of time.

Speaking of time, I would probably word this notice with a bit more grace and less urgency, but as we quickly approach the inevitable, I find that I don't have quite enough time for the formalities any more....and neither do you....whether you realize it or not.  While this notice may come off sounding smug, I hope you realize what a favor from God this truly is for you.  After all, part of me is so frustrated and angry at the church that I'm tempted in my flesh to just let you all disappear from the face of the earth and let us start over....but God seems to have other plans....and I admit it's much better not only for you, but for all the congregants who depend on the Church for their spiritual well being as well. 

The needs of the many clearly outweigh the needs of the few in this case.  I hope to assure you that it is not my intent to bring damage to your church, but to warn you of impending financial hardships that will see thousands of churches go bankrupt inside the first year of gay marriage becoming the law of the land, and offering a life line...just as God seemed to have planned all along.

As illustrated in Chapter 20 of The Bed Keeper, God not only requires your church to affirm LGBT people in the spiritual life of the Body of Christ, He also prophetically mandates our offerings to be brought to His altar.  He has seen this coming for a long time.  The question is, Do you?

We need to know you're on board.  I am more than willing to announce to the LGBT community when you decide to become an affirming congregation, and have demonstrated an awareness of the truths revealed in Scripture as outlined in The Bed Keeper.  But we need to establish communication now.  As you'll see, I had gone so far as to endorse my former church as a safe space for LGBT people, and then they very publicly and voluntarily decided to maintain the status quo instead...after they had already received thousands of dollars of contributions from LGBT people that I had personally recommended begin giving to them.  I won't repeat that mistake.  With the resources Lakewood Church currently enjoys, they will last whether gay folks are there or not.  But not all churches are created equal. 

As you'll also see, one other church has been endorsed by me prior to that, but they have a prophetic mandate to be so, even as they have not yet confirmed nor denied their position on LGBT people being affirmed in their church.  While in seven years of following their ministry, I have never heard an anti-gay word out of them, I have likewise never received from them what I am seeking from you.  But Eagle Mountain International Church has been clearly and uniquely chosen by God to spearhead this transition in the Body of Christ, whether they know it or not.  I know they will get there one day.  But can we say the same about your church?

Please contact me at thebedkeeper@gmail.com to let us know where you are in the process:

1.  You are just now learning of The Bed Keeper and will begin immediately studying the findings contained therein

2.  You have read The Bed Keeper and are currently sharing with your board and church leadership

3.  You have read The Bed Keeper and have decided to announce your affirmation of the LGBT community in your house of worship prior to gay marriage becoming the law of the land, and will decide whether or not to conduct same gender unions on a case by case basis

4.  You have no intention of ever doing any of the above.

The choice is yours, but we need to hear from you sooner, rather than later.  Again any church deciding to become affirming *after* gay marriage is the law of the land will be viewed as suspect, and seen as only willing to change when the laws of the land are changed, rather than staying ahead of the curve and following God wherever He leads and when.  We simply won't be able to trust the motivations of such a follower church.  We need leader churches stepping up before then, if we are to trust them.

We're ready with money in hand to close the budget shortfalls the large donors will inevitably and undoubtedly leave behind when they no longer have need of you, but we need to hear from you today! 

I appreciate your time and consideration of these matters, and I look forward to your response whether it is in agreement or to the contrary.

Sincerely,

Brian Anthony Bowen
Author, The Bed Keeper

PS:  I realize you may still have questions concerning some of the Scriptural findings discussed in The Bed Keeper.   I refer you to the Frequently Asked Questions reference guide that will get you started, and I am more than willing to discuss in further detail at the email address above.  I encourage you to read the open letters previously published to major leaders throughout Christendom, which appear in the side bar menu. 

Following is a brief description of each chapter of The Bed Keeper that may help to focus your area of interest:

Chapter 1:  Born This Way
Explores Scriptures that the Church has been reluctant to talk about, and even less enthusiastic to teach. It demonstrates Jesus taught LGBTQIQ people are born so from our mothers' wombs to fulfill a prophetically vital purpose not only in the spiritual life of the Christian Church, but also in the return of Jesus Christ.

Chapter 2:  God Sanctioned Gay Marriage
Explores a variety of Scriptures that appear to demonstrate that the Apostle Paul ordained single gender holy matrimony for people whom Jesus exempted from heterosexual marriage in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, (even while addressing one of the famous clobber passages from 1 Corinthians 6:9-10), and the implications it would have on the Christian Church if true.

Chapter 3:  For the Kingdom of Heaven
Examines the only account of personal evangelism in all of Scripture through the baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch, including a thorough examination of why it serves as an important evidence of the New Covenant being ratified through Jesus' earthly ministry, how it relates to the Old Covenant, and debunks the notion that LGBTQIQ people cannot also be Christians.

Chapter 4:  Messengers of The King
Explores allegorical examinations of Scripture that reveal the apparent prophetic and eschatalogical roles of LGBTQIQ Christians in preparing the Bride of Christ for the return of Jesus.

Chapter 5:  Covenant Promises
Explores the promises made available to all Christians through the New Covenant as compared to the Old Covenant, and how they apply to LGBTQIQ Believers.

Chapter 6:  Lord of The Sabbath
Explores Scripture that helps define what Keeping the Sabbath means for Christians, and the unique importance to LGBTQIQ people.

Chapter 7:  Baptized With Fire
Explores the Scriptural account of the Day of Pentecost, the spiritual empowerment that comes with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the unique focus God seems to place on LGBTQIQ people receiving this heavenly gift as well.

Chapter 8:  Spiritual Leadership
Explores Scriptural definitions of being led by the Holy Spirit into a spiritually empowered and fruitful life as a Christian.

Chapter 9:  Gotta Have Faith!
Examines the Scriptural accounts of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, as well as Ebed-Melech (the other Ethiopian Eunuch), who rescued the prophet Jeremiah from impending doom and ensured God's Word survived against all odds. Encourages LGBTQIQ people to develop the same kind of faith that landed some of these folks in the Great Hall of Faith of Hebrews 11.

Chapter 10:  No Dry Trees!
Explores Scriptural truths illustrating God's command to "be fruitful and multiply" does not always mean having biological children.

Chapter 11:  Big Bang Theory
Especially for our atheist, agnostic, and antitheist LGBTQIQ Brothers and Sisters, embark on a journey through time and space and discover how God seems to have used evolution in order to create. Includes a scientific time stamp that shows it took a bit longer than six 24-hour days for God to create the universe.

Chapter 12:  My Brother's Keeper
Explores the spiritual import of the early chapters of Genesis examining the first Messianic prophecy, the origins of animal sacrifice under the Old Covenant, and reveals that perhaps Cain didn't marry his sister after all.

Chapter 13:  The Rainbow Covenant
Long before the rainbow was a symbol of dignity, diversity and destiny for the LGBTQIQ community, it was also an early symbol of God's promises and covenant with mankind.

Chapter 14:  Men of Sodom
Re-examines long held traditional understandings of the destruction of Sodom, and reveals that not only were the men of Sodom *not* homosexual...they weren't even human.

Chapter 15:  Entertaining Angels
Building off conclusions reached in Chapter 14: Men of Sodom, explores additional details of the great rebellion of Satan and his angels against God, and even reveals their individual names.

Chapter 16:  Leviticus
Explores another famous clobber passage in forensic detail, revealing that Scripture does not even speak of LGBTQIQ people in Leviticus, but of opposite gender married men who were having their cake and eating it too.

Chapter 17:  Forbid To Marry
A unique examination of the words arsenokoitai and malakoi and their relevance to the 1 Timothy 1:10 clobber passage, revealing them to define early "gay-for-pay" cult temple prostitution, and not LGBTQIQ people.

Chapter 18:  Romans
Long held assumptions about Romans 1 in regards to LGBTQIQ people are debunked, while illustrating the idolatry and adultery being engaged in by opposite gender married people, which many Christians seem to ignore even though it violates 2 of the 10 Commandments.

Chapter 19:  Go, And Sin No More
Examines the differences between "being gay" and "homosexuality" in light of the woman who was accused of adultery, and why Jesus said, "let him without sin cast the first stone." We see that just as many Christians do today, Scripture was selectively applied by the Pharisees of Jesus' Day to condemn the innocent, while protecting the guilty.

Chapter 20:  Fire From Heaven
Explores the importance of LGBTQIQ people in regards to our full affirmation and inclusion in the spiritual life of the Church as full and equal participants in the prophetic destiny of Christ's return.

Chapter 21:  GAZA:  Holy Land for Gays
Explores the apparent role of LGBTQIQ Christians as ministers of the Gospel to LGBTQIQ people of other religions and nations, as religious dividing walls are abolished and all faiths come together as one.

Chapter 22:  Jesus, Jews and Gays
Explores the role of LGBTQIQ Christians as prophetically vital agents of destiny in not only preparing Christians for the Second Coming of Christ, but also ushering in the First Coming of the Messiah that the Jews will recognize, thus fulfilling Isaiah 56:8, Isaiah 61:4-11, and Romans 11:25. Discover Scriptures that reveal Jesus will return to the earth as a Jew living under the New Covenant, in order to have authority to rule both Jew and Gentile. Also explores how this realization explains why Adolph Hitler targeted both LGBTQIQ people and Jews during the Holocaust, and demonstrates that it was much more than mere coincidence.

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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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Let him who receives instruction in the Word of God share all good things with his teacher, contributing to his support.
Galatians 6:6