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California has proposed a new law that would make counseling services, conferences, books, and resources that seek “to change an individual’s sexual orientation… [including] efforts to change behaviors or gender expression, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex” would no longer be available for purchase in the state of California. The bill, AB2943, seeks to declare as fraud any good or service that suggests sexual orientation can change. 

In a new book by Ken Williams and Elizabeth Woning, Co-Founders of Equipped To Love, 37 men and women offer their stories on behalf of Californians to protect their rights to live according to their personal convictions.

There are few safe places for those who once identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning to publicly share their experiences of leaving homosexuality. Many who were contacted were unwilling to make their stories public due to the intense efforts some take to publicly shame them.

You can download the FREE PDF booklet, Changed, from their website at equippedtolove.com/changed

His Way Out Ministries is Going Paperless
Effective July 1, 2018

Since 1994, His Way Out Ministries has been dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and encouraging the Body of Christ to minister transformingly to men and women with the unwanted brokenness of same-sex attraction.

We remain committed to effectively and compassionately communicating God’s heart concerning sexual and relational brokenness and wholeness, while disputing the unchangeable nature of sexual orientation.

At His Way Out Ministries, we have always believed in and we continue to believe in – “communication, communication, communication!” Today, especially, when gender and sexual confusion is reaching new heights in all aspects of public and private life.

At His Way Out Ministries we are not afraid to discuss with empathy issues that are central to the human soul – sexual and relational issues.

His Way Out Ministries upholds the power of God to redeem individuals and families from sin’s control, even in and including the area of same-sex attraction.

Effective July 1, 2018, His Way Out Ministries will be going paperless, which includes our monthly Newsletter.

Typically, each and every day, we post articles, testimonies, videos, radio pod casts, and more to our web site (www.hiswayout.com) and/or Facebook Page to keep everyone current with what is going on at God’s ministry called His Way Out.

If you would like to receive automatic postings to our web site via Email, simply go to our web site (www.hiswayout.com) and enter your Email address in the “Subscribe” box on the upper right. It couldn’t be more convenient!

To receive Facebook postings, please send a “Friend Request” to: facebook.com/HWOM.Phillip.Lee

His Way Out Ministries remains dedicated to balancing love with a commitment to God’s moral will and revealed truth and continues to call on the Church to rise and be heard on this critical and foundational issue(s).


Holy Spirit Renewal Conference
Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin
June 24-28, 2018

Greatly looking forward to the Holy Spirit Renewal Conference again this year in Green Lake, Wisconsin to facilitate workshops and join so many wonderful brothers and sisters to worship Christ Jesus.

Workshop: Reaching Gay Youth – Keep the Consequence of Sin in Context, Friendship is Very Meaningful to the Homosexual Struggler, Understand Each Youth is Unique, Be Prepared for the ‘Born Gay’ Argument, Avoid Trite Sayings, Never Water Down the Word of God, Emphasize the Good News and…

To youth struggling with same-sex attraction, always emphasize “the key” to overcoming homosexuality or any stronghold. The Bible tells us clearly “apart from Christ, we can do nothing (John 15:5).

Workshop: There’s Something I Need to Tell You! (When a Loved One Confesses Their Same-Sex Attraction)

Does it matter why the person you love is homosexual?, Is there a difference between “acceptance and approval?”, Scripturally-speaking, what do we know about homosexuality?, Be specific about your belief and position regarding homosexual practice., When a man or woman states they are ‘gay,’ what exactly are they saying?, Common pro-gay arguments. Setting boundaries. Where do we go from here?, Keeping the lines of communication open.

For additional information and tickets, please visit Holy Spirit Renewal Ministries.


“Straight Talk” Care Group/Class
Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 9:00am to 11:00am

His Way Out Ministries cares deeply about men and women, their families and the Church-at-large impacted by unwanted same-sex attraction. It is our collective goal and privilege to share with Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness without compromising the Truth and Authority of Scripture.

“Straight Talk” offers a relaxed, informal meeting that is available to anyone seeking to understand the complexities of same-sex attraction and become more effective in reaching those combating same-sex attraction, a safe environment for men and women struggling with the unwanted brokenness of same-sex to receive support, encouragement, truth and guidance for their journey, also assisting parents, friends, co-workers, a fellow brother or sister in Christ, a neighbor, face the complexity of emotions, actions, and questions that will undoubtedly surface when learning of an individual’s homosexuality.

Teaching materials provided for this no fee Care Group/Class.

For more information, call His Way Out Ministries -Trinidad and Tobago at: (868) 236-5522 or visit: www.hiswayout.com


by Pastor Phillip Lee
No one chooses to be gay

I have heard, and continue to hear, the above-mentioned statement on a frequent basis. Each and every time, I wonder, “Do they really understand what they are stating?”

The statement, I believe, needs some fleshing-out and clarification because it is often completely misunderstood and misused.

At the age of 13 years old, I became acutely aware of my same-sex attraction. However, it was not until many, many years later I embraced, decided, and clothed myself in what many refer to as “the gay-identity.”

Let me say it this way, “Homosexual tendencies are discovered but the gay-identity is chosen and decided upon.”

The two are worlds apart and dramatically different.

Previously gay-identified men and women, that now have new lives in Christ, know exactly what I am talking about.

Thirty-three years ago, surrendering my life (which included my sexuality to Christ Jesus), in church for the first time in my life and constantly having my nose buried in God’s Word, homosexual practice no longer was an option or a desire.

But, what to do about the gay-identity factor?

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; and to be made new in the attitude of your mind.” (Ephesians 4:22-24)

“And this is what some of you were.” (1 Corinthians 6:11)

Once again, a choice was before me.

Would I continue to allow feelings, emotions and personal experience dictate my identity or embrace the Lordship of Christ and the Authority of Scripture to define my true identity?

Well, here we are 33 years down the road and I have never, ever regretted my decision to follow Christ and the truth of whom He says I am.


Recommended Reading
Gay Awareness

rr-gay-awareness-schottGay Awareness by Landon Schott exposes false teaching and deception, that have created a false identity through the lens of sexuality instead of the eyes of God’s Word.

Landon Schott addresses: What the Bible actually says about marriage, homosexuality, and sexuality; contradictions between the gay lifestyle and the Christ-centered lifestyle; how men and women can experience deliverance and freedom; and mistakes the Church makes when addressing the gay community.

Did God make people gay? Does God love homosexuals? Will people have to deal with same-sex attraction their entire lives? Landon Schott brings truth and clarity to sexual confusion, using over 400 Scripture references to reveal the heart of the Father and mind of Christ.

Gay Awareness by Landon Schott is available at Amazon.com


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All of us at His Way Out Ministries truly covet your prayers. You make it possible for His Way Out Ministries to reach around the world with a message of hope in Christ Jesus. Today, the need remains great but too often the resources are few. We desperately need you to help us in this effort.

Donate with confidence at www.hiswayout.com/donate


Saturday, June 2, 2018
For ‘Ladies’ Only

For ‘Ladies’ Only offers a safe environment to talk about real issues ladies have and are sometimes too ashamed or afraid to talk about. Come and receive Biblical guidance, prayer and encouragement for your healing journey.

For ‘Ladies’ Only meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am at His Way Out Ministries, Bakersfield Office.


Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friends and Family

Friends and Family offers a relaxed, informal meeting available to anyone seeking to understand the complexities of homosexuality and become more effective in reaching those combating same-sex attraction.

Friends and Family meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am at His Way Out Ministries, Bakersfield Office.


On The Web
HisWayOut.com and Facebook

Daily, His Way Out Ministries posts ministry updates, articles, events, pictures and a host of other information either to our web site or to Facebook. If you would like to receive automatic postings to our web site via Email, simply enter your Email address in the “Subscribe” box on the upper right. It couldn’t be more convenient! To receive Facebook postings, please send a “Friend Request” to HWOM.Phillip.Lee


Saturday at 7:00AM
KERI Radio 1410 AM, Bakersfield, CA

The His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast airs each Saturday morning at 7:00AM Pacific Time on KERI Channel 1410AM in Bakersfield, California immediately following Focus on the Family. Outside of Bakersfield you can listen online to the KERI Live Stream.

Recent guests include: (Left) Pastor Brandon Holthaus, Rock Harbor Church, (Center) Pastor Pete Baker, Fairfax Assembly of God, (Right) Pastor Roger Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church

Podcasts are available on our website where you can listen or download for future listening and reference. Simply select the Audio Podcasts Category link for a listing.

From the clamor of the evening news to the hush within a judge’s courtroom, battles continue to rage regarding homosexual practice. The implications for society and the Church are profound. Yet many people of faith remain confused still wondering and asking, “How do I respond in love to the same-sex attracted individual?”

Unfortunately, many today are still siding so far on the Biblical “truth-side” regarding homosexual practice that “grace” is too often not being extended which dismisses the heart of the Gospel, leaves the individual without hope, does not exemplify our Perfect Role Model, Jesus Christ (John 1:14), and ultimately does not fulfill The Great Commission.

Truthless grace accomplishes nothing.

His Way Out Ministries continues to offer training sessions which provide Biblical truths about homosexuality with each and every training always emphasizing and encouraging a Christian response.

Educational Workshops

Demystifying Homosexuality: Questions and Answers

An educational workshop designed to help clear up the misconceptions many have today about homosexuality. Why should sharing the Gospel to a gay person be approached differently than to anyone else? Scripturally-speaking: what do we know about homosexuality? Why doesn’t God just go ‘Poof!’ and make it go away? Is just saying homosexuality is a sin good enough? Does it matter why the person you love is homosexual? The workshop offers biblical and compassionate responses to homosexuality for parents, pastors, co-workers, a neighbor, or maybe just a good friend.

Homosexuality and the Reality of Change

Pastor Phillip Lee, Founder and Executive Director of His Way Out Ministries, brings a wealth of personal, as well as pastoral experience to this workshop. Pastor Lee will share his testimony, as well as discuss the questions: Can homosexuals really change? How long does change take? Will the person become heterosexual? How do I respond to pro-gay arguments?

The Myths of Homosexuality

If you’re like most Christians, you’re puzzled by homosexuality. You want to reach out in some way – but how? The first step is to become knowledgeable. This workshop helps clear up the many misconceptions most Christians have about homosexuality. Is homosexuality the worst of all sins? Is homosexuality genetic? Is homosexuality just a choice? Will marriage really fix a homosexual?

We all found the time to be very meaningfully spent and your personal sharing and commentary on the issue of same-sex attraction, choices involved in terms of adopting a gay identity and pursuing gay life were very helpful in expanding our understanding of these complex issues.

Pastor Steve Downs, Executive Pastor, River Lakes Community Church

There’s Something I Need To Tell You!
(When a Loved One Confesses They Are Homosexual)

What do you say and do when a loved one confesses they are homosexual? This workshop offers practical steps and information to help you understand your loved one, guidance to keep the lines of communication open without compromising your beliefs, and presents the biblical position on homosexuality.

Reaching Gay Youth

While the number of youth embracing homosexuality is alarming, there are many ways in which you can reach them. This workshop centers on why youth should question homosexuality and what role you can play in help bringing that about. What if people think I’m gay? Is there a difference between homosexual temptation and homosexual sin? How do I respond to the ‘born gay’ argument? What is the key to overcoming homosexuality?

I was gratified by the degree to which we seem to see and understand these issues in a very similar manner. I am grateful to have gotten to know you and may God richly bless and use you and your ministry in the lives of many.

Ian Boyne, Host of Religious Hard Talk, Kingston, Jamaica

Understanding Homosexuality

Is change possible? What causes homosexuality? Does God condemn a person for being attracted to members of their own sex? Is there a difference between homosexual tendencies and a gay identity? What are some of the battles each man and each woman will face in overcoming same-gender attraction? The workshop offers biblical and compassionate responses to homosexuality for parents, pastors, co-workers, a neighbor, or maybe just a good friend.

Homosexuality and the Church

The theological debate over what God’s Word says about homosexuality has become quite a phenomenon. Many concerns and questions must be addressed in churches wishing to reach out to homosexuals and their families. As a pastor, how do I lead our church to effectively love homosexuals? How do I introduce a gay-identified person to Christ? Is there a difference between the terms gay and homosexual? How does my church evaluate if we are handling homosexuality appropriately?

For more information or to schedule an educational workshop at your church, please contact His Way Out Ministries.

There is no charge for any Ministry Services of His Way Out Ministries.

Pastor Phillip Lee, His Way Out Ministries & Pasror Roger Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church

Over the next several weeks KERI Radio will be broadcasting a Rewind of previously aired discussions with Pastor Roger Spradlin, Senior Pastor at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield CA.

We’ve assembled each Podcast here for your convenience. Enjoy.

Affirming Truth Rather Than Culture with Roger Spradlin, Audio Podcast S02E13

Affirming Truth Rather Than Culture with Roger Spradlin pt2, Audio Podcast S02E14

Roger Spradlin and Phillip Lee Reverse Roles pt1, Audio Podcast S02E17

Roger Spradlin and Phillip Lee Reverse Roles pt2, Audio Podcast S02E18

Homosexuality and the Church with Roger Spradlin pt1, Audio Podcast S03E01

Homosexuality and the Church with Roger Spradlin pt2, Audio Podcast S03E02

A Christian Approach to Homosexuality with Roger Spradlin pt1, Audio Podcast S03E12

A Christian Approach to Homosexuality with Roger Spradlin pt2, Audio Podcast S03E13

Click on THIS LINK to listen or download additional His Way Out Podcasts or select the “Audio Podcast” category below.

“Straight Talk” Care Group/Class
His Way Out Ministries
Trinidad and Tobago
Beginning Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 9:00am to 11:00am

His Way Out Ministries cares deeply about men and women, their families and the Church-at-large impacted by unwanted same-sex attraction. It is our collective goal and privilege to share with Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness without compromising the Truth and Authority of Scripture.

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, “Straight Talk” begins offering a relaxed, informal meeting that is available to anyone seeking to understand the complexities of same-sex attraction and become more effective in reaching those combating same-sex attraction, a safe environment for men and women struggling with the unwanted brokenness of same-sex to receive support, encouragement, truth and guidance for their journey, also assisting parents, friends, co-workers, a fellow brother or sister in Christ, a neighbor, face the complexity of emotions, actions, and questions that will undoubtedly surface when learning of an individual’s homosexuality.

Teaching materials provided for this no fee Care Group/Class.

After the initial launch on May 19, 2018, “Straight Talk” will then meet faithfully
on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am.

For more information, call
His Way Out Ministries -Trinidad and Tobago at: (868) 236-5522.

His Way Out Ministries – Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Dedicated to raising awareness, educating, encouraging and equipping The Body of Christ in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean to minister to those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction.

Our concern is regarding the issue of homosexuality and we seek to minister to those within the Church and Islands throughout the Caribbean, with the truth of Scripture, the power of testimony and the dialog of issues.

We are committed to effectively and compassionately communicating God’s heart concerning sexual brokenness and wholeness, while disputing the unchangeable nature of sexual orientation.

We affirm that all persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggle for sexual wholeness, and we commit ourselves to that end. Our position rests on the Authority of Scripture versus the interpretations of some of the social sciences.

All Ministry Services are centered on the Biblical foundations of compassion, integrity, and dependence on God.

We believe through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the healing power of the Holy Spirit, often mediated by extended and competent ministry, prayer, and a caring Christian community, the sexually broken can experience transformation towards wholeness.

All of us at His Way Out Ministries truly covet your prayers. You make it possible for His Way Out Ministries to reach around the world with a message of hope, healing, and transformation in Christ Jesus.

His Way Out Ministries
St. Augustine Evangelical Bible Church
Agostini & Belle Smythe Streets, Curepe
Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Phone: (868) 236-5522
www.hiswayout.com
https://www.facebook.com/HWOM.Phillip.Lee


Saturday, May 5, 2018
For ‘Ladies’ Only

For ‘Ladies’ Only offers a safe environment to talk about real issues ladies have and are sometimes too ashamed or afraid to talk about. Come and receive Biblical guidance, prayer and encouragement for your healing journey.

For ‘Ladies’ Only meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am at His Way Out Ministries, Bakersfield Office.


Saturday, May 26, 2018
Friends and Family

Friends and Family offers a relaxed, informal meeting available to anyone seeking to understand the complexities of homosexuality and become more effective in reaching those combating same-sex attraction.

Friends and Family meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am at His Way Out Ministries, Bakersfield Office.


On The Web
HisWayOut.com and Facebook
Daily, His Way Out Ministries posts ministry updates, articles, events, pictures and a host of other information either to our web site or to Facebook. If you would like to receive automatic postings to our web site via Email, simply enter your Email address in the “Subscribe” box on the upper right. It couldn’t be more convenient! To receive Facebook postings, please send a “Friend Request” to HWOM.Phillip.Lee


Saturday at 7:00AM
KERI Radio 1410 AM, Bakersfield, CA

The His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast airs each Saturday morning at 7:00AM Pacific Time on KERI Channel 1410AM in Bakersfield, California immediately following Focus on the Family. Outside of Bakersfield you can listen online to the KERI Live Stream.

Recent guests include: (Left) Pastor Brandon Holthaus, Rock Harbor Church, (Center) Pastor Pete Baker, Fairfax Assembly of God, (Right) Pastor Roger Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church

Podcasts are available on our website where you can listen or download for future listening and reference. Simply select the Audio Podcasts Category link for a listing.

Each Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am, His Way Out Ministries offers a 30-minute broadcast dedicated to equipping, educating and encouraging the Body of Christ to reach out and minister to individuals, families, and churches impacted by the brokenness of same-sex attraction.

Season 3, Episode 16
Will Winn, ordained minister, friend, ministry partner, highly educated in Theology, Ministry, Christian Education, and Church Administration, join me for part two of our discussion of the huge winds of social change that continue to blow aimlessly across America.

Same-sex marriage, I-feel-and-therefore-I-am-entitled, men in girls bathrooms, the on-going HIV/AIDS crisis, sexual addiction, pornography epidemic, gender confusion, sexual abuse, sexual identity confusion, etc.

The truth of the matter is the crisis we now face has existed for decades with the downward spiral beginning with our accepting and welcoming Jesus into our theology but not into our sexuality. The Church cannot and must not apologize for moral and ethical holy boundary lines for living. All faithful followers of Christ Jesus are called to a higher standard.

Listen online or download the podcast.

Winds of Social Change with Will Wynn pt2 – Download MP3 –

Click on THIS LINK to listen or download His Way Out Podcasts or select the “Audio Podcast” category below.

Each Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am, His Way Out Ministries offers a 30-minute broadcast dedicated to equipping, educating and encouraging the Body of Christ to reach out and minister to individuals, families, and churches impacted by the brokenness of same-sex attraction.

Season 3, Episode 15
It’s great to have Will Winn, ordained minister, friend, ministry partner, highly educated in Theology, Ministry, Christian Education, and Church Administration, join me to discuss California Assembly Bill 2943, a bill that has the potential to censor Christian resources like books, conference materials, and even the Gospel itself.

Right now, we should have our eyes on California. If bad policies, which are fervently being pushed are accepted in California, they usually start to spread to other states. For years, California has been testing the atmosphere around “sexual identity politics.”

It’s one thing to have a genuine disagreement with someone about their deeply held religious belief. It is a whole other thing, though, to penalize those who work to help others live out their faith. To put it simply, Christian schools, churches, and others who hold a traditional understanding of marriage and sexuality would be open to lawsuits for teaching Biblical truth about homosexuality or transgenderism.

Listen online or download the podcast.

Winds of Social Change with Will Wynn pt1 – Download MP3 –

Click on THIS LINK to listen or download His Way Out Podcasts or select the “Audio Podcast” category below.

“Straight Talk” Care Group/Class
His Way Out Ministries
Trinidad and Tobago
Beginning Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 9:00am to 11:00am

His Way Out Ministries cares deeply about men and women, their families and the Church-at-large impacted by unwanted same-sex attraction. It is our collective goal and privilege to share with Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness without compromising the Truth and Authority of Scripture.

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, “Straight Talk” begins offering a relaxed, informal meeting that is available to anyone seeking to understand the complexities of same-sex attraction and become more effective in reaching those combating same-sex attraction, a safe environment for men and women struggling with the unwanted brokenness of same-sex to receive support, encouragement, truth and guidance for their journey, also assisting parents, friends, co-workers, a fellow brother or sister in Christ, a neighbor, face the complexity of emotions, actions, and questions that will undoubtedly surface when learning of an individual’s homosexuality.

Teaching materials provided for this no fee Care Group/Class.

After the initial launch on May 19, 2018, “Straight Talk” will then meet faithfully
on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am.

For more information, call
His Way Out Ministries -Trinidad and Tobago at: (868) 236-5522.

Same-sex marriage, I-feel-and-therefore-I-am-entitled, men in girl’s bathrooms, the on-going HIV/AIDS crisis, sexual addiction, pornography epidemic, gender confusion, sexual abuse, sexual identity confusion… Why has it, and why is it, taking the larger Body of Christ to recognize, “Yes, we have a crisis!?”

The truth of the matter is the crisis has existed for decades with the downward spiral beginning with the acceptance of welcoming Jesus into our theology but not into our sexuality.

The crisis we have faced and the crisis we continue to face began there, so let’s stop blaming the liberals.

The winds of social change have and continue to blow aimlessly across America with a continued and relentless emphasis being placed upon “tolerance”, which is to be extended to everyone and anyone without limitation and to any and all kinds of sexual expression.

Is there nothing wrong with sex as long as it is consensual? And if there is something wrong, what is it? Does it really come down to a matter of personal taste, of private sentiment and personal choice? Have we become a nation, a world that gains a sense of purpose and meaning primarily from our sexual desires and behavior?

Today, with many rejecting the Authority of Scripture in matters of faith, practice and God’s holy boundary lines with regard to sexual expression, clearly what we are witnessing is that without the spiritual, sexuality will always rule and reign supreme.

On every hand, you find those “who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.” (Isaiah 5:20)

While there are those still attempting to make The Bible and Christianity socially and culturally relevant by rewriting and redefining biblical standards, I find tremendous comfort and strength in knowing God’s Word remains steadfast from generation to generation. Therefore, it remains crucial that each and every true faithful follower of Christ Jesus understand and embrace “thus saith the Lord” when it comes to God’s divine intent for human sexuality and other issues of our time.

Ultimately, God is not and will not be mocked, and there is no way anyone can legitimately rewrite or circumvent what God prohibits. Anyone choosing to practice any behavior (in any form or to any degree) that God has clearly defined as sin, cannot glorify God and will eventually downward spiral.

But the good news is “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness,” (1 John 1:8) no matter how sinister, dark, rebellious or disobedient our actions or heart may be.

How well I remember my first reading of 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the Kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

What hope and comfort this passage offers. Clearly, according to God, anyone can be an overcomer and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. The Lord Jesus has not changed, nor will He ever alter His Word to accommodate man’s sinful desires, choices, and behaviors.

The reality of an across-the-board crisis of sexual and relational brokenness in the Church and America clearly points to an increasing inability, as the Church and society, to make healthy and moral distinctions. Even those who place a high premium on tolerance are obligated to recognize that matters of various sexual lifestyles now threaten the very values and institutions on which a solid and vital Church and society is built and sustained.

Unfortunately, not every Christian or American is willing or responsive enough to such an obligation. What’s more, they do not want anyone to hold them responsible. Those who have the self-respect to recognize that a person is not reducible to his or her desires or behavior truly exhibit a concern for social justice, personal responsibility and a true love for this nation which seeks nothing higher than the welfare of people.

When a person’s actions, no matter how sincere, endanger the well-being of the Church and society, criticism and confrontation is both appropriate and necessary. Irresponsible sexual behavior is one of the most destructive realities for the Church and society.

How is it in choosing to dismiss and disregard a moral compass, we are shocked by the state of our culture? Even so, shocked at what has happened and continues to spread in the Church?

Speaking as someone that was trapped for many years in a behavior and lifestyle, thinking there was no way out, I completely understand how anyone might have difficulty in believing in and receiving God’s forgiveness and restoration.

“But Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) God remains rich in mercy and remains willing to deliver anyone. “He is forever our great Sin-bearer and the God who forgives.” (Psalm 99:8)

Jesus Christ is the alternative. He addresses the problem “man limited to self” and provides the way through which we can find fulfillment in God and His people. By releasing us from the dictates of the past, Jesus frees us to live as new creatures.

God’s grace is sufficient because His strength is made perfect in our weakness. He provides a new identity – the center out of which a true sense of well-being can be achieved and enjoyed. As we draw close to Him we are enabled to reflect His image in our humanity more and more fully.

America is in need of huge and immediate change. I believe the Church should be out front by showing the way to bring it about. If things continue in this wonderful nation as they have, America and the Church will remain adrift without a moral compass.

There was a time when the Church set societal standards. We cannot and we must not apologize for moral and ethical “holy boundary lines” for living. All faithful followers of Christ Jesus are called to a higher standard.

It is absolutely essential we return to pinning our faith to, and subject “all” our thinking to and doing to, what we read in the Bible. The 138th Psalm says, “I will praise your name for your loving kindness and your truth, for you have magnified your word about your name.”

Obviously, God thinks highly of His name – but He has magnified His Word even about His name – and, so should we all.

Pastor Phillip Lee
Executive Director
His Way Out Ministries

Pastor Phillip Lee
Affirming Truth – Not Culture

Homosexual advocates have been very creative in their interpretation of Scripture in an attempt to validate the practice of homosexuality. Many homosexual advocates frequently impart their own personal meanings into biblical texts in an attempt to make personal experience the ultimate test of truth rather than the Truth and Authority of Scripture. However, the Bible does not condone the practice of homosexuality in any of its forms, but in fact condemns it as a damaging sin.

To those that state “The Bible doesn’t condemn homosexuality,” or “The Bible doesn’t say anything about homosexuality,” they usually don’t mean that homosexuality is never mentioned in the Bible, what they normally mean is one of the following: Homosexuality as practiced or viewed today never appears in Scripture, or even though the Bible does speak against homosexuality, what the Bible says does not apply to present day situations.

I remain amazed at how some people today make surprising claims about the biblical attitude toward homosexual behavior. As an example, there are those who would have us believe certain biblical characters were homosexual. Not one individual is named in the entire Word of God as a homosexual. While there are those that would have us believe that Cain and Abel, David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, even Jesus and the “beloved disciple, or Paul and Timothy,” were alleged homosexual pairs, is at best a flimsy, if not a quantum leap by some pro-gay apologists to claim biblical support for their cause and way of living.

When considered objectively, the Scriptures are not silent concerning homosexuality. Within the totality of Scripture, the practice of homosexuality is always mentioned as a violation of God’s divine intent for human sexuality. The major references to homosexuality in Scripture are: Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10; Genesis 19; 2 Peter 2:7 and Jude 7. Pro-gay apologists and theologians have interpreted each of these texts in such a way as to eliminate their applicability to the current ethical and moral debate on the issue.

The Holy Scriptures clearly and repeatedly condemn any violation of God’s divine order, whether through immoralities (1 Corinthians 6:16-20) or through perversion of sexual roles (Romans 1:18-32; Leviticus 18:27; 20:13). Today, The Church is continually being challenged to adjust its beliefs and theology regarding sex, to bend, if not bow down to, opinion polls and the many that have embraced science, feelings, notions, and experience over The Truth and Authority of Scripture.

There is no way biblically to arrive at any other conclusion than the practice of homosexuality is a perversion of divine order. Period. Furthermore, to stand and condemn homosexuality in all its forms is not a symptom of homophobia or narrow-minded bigotry. It is to stand on the side of righteousness and truth and to be in obedience to the One who said, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16) For The Church, God the Father is the only One we should seek to please.

Today, far too many are dismissing and departing from the scriptural model of Christian sexuality. Almost on a weekly basis, I hear, “I know what the Scriptures have to say about living within God’s holy boundary lines regarding sexual expression; however, I am going to follow my feelings and emotions rather than The Truth I know.” What has happened to the fact and reality that God is Holy and calls all of His followers to holiness which points directly to the fact that He is a God to be feared as well.

Christians are the temple of the living God. God has said: “I will be their God and they will be my people. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Cor. 6:16-18) Considering God’s promises, every Christ-follower must purse godliness and holiness and abstain from anything and everything that seeks to contaminate body and spirit.

The Church has always been, as it remains today, God’s vehicle to preserve His Truth and defend His Church against error (Matthew 5:13; 1 Timothy 3:15). Today, other immoralities are aggressively pounding away at the Church’s door, such as pornography, abortion, rampant divorce, and cohabitation. Are we, The Church, to give way before these because the general population approves them?

Yes, today, it really does seem that anything goes. There is no right or wrong. Not only this, but many would have us believe that personal morals are equated with legal rights. Today, sex is looked on more and more as a constitutionally guaranteed right – a right to fulfill one’s biological drives however one see fit. When we commit sexual sin, which is war against our own body, as well as sin against God, we bring negative consequences upon our soul and spirit. The Apostle Peter made this point in 1 Peter 2:11, when he pleaded: “I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.”

As a Christian, meaning I embrace the totality and Authority of Scripture, I could never as a faithful follower of Christ Jesus, encourage, endorse, promote or validate the practice of homosexuality in any form. To do so would be a blatant misuse and contradiction of Scripture.

History dictates, lest we forget, what we, The Church tolerate today will be practiced tomorrow. With holiness and truth as our motivation, we, The Church, must be very careful not to adopt the customs of the world.

Ultimately, when a notion, theory, feeling or personal opinion contradicts the Holy Scriptures, it should be rejected.

Believing in Him and You,
Pastor Phillip Lee


Saturday, April 7, 2018
For ‘Ladies’ Only

For ‘Ladies’ Only offers a safe environment to talk about real issues ladies have and are sometimes too ashamed or afraid to talk about. Come and receive Biblical guidance, prayer and encouragement for your healing journey.

For ‘Ladies’ Only meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am at His Way Out Ministries, Bakersfield Office.


Saturday, April 28, 2018
Friends and Family

Friends and Family offers a relaxed, informal meeting available to anyone seeking to understand the complexities of homosexuality and become more effective in reaching those combating same-sex attraction.

Friends and Family meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:00am at His Way Out Ministries, Bakersfield Office.


Pastor Phillip Lee
Without fail, a week does not pass without…

His Way Out Ministries receiving at least one phone call or an email expressing, “Well, I sure didn’t think I would ever be faced with this!” The majority of calls and emails come from pastors and parents due to a child’s or congregation member’s confession of homosexuality. Indeed, homosexuality always seems to be someone else’s problem until it comes knocking on your front door.

More than not, when a family becomes aware of a member’s homosexuality they are devastated. Emotions are in turmoil often manifesting in rage and confusion. Many Christian families know God is the answer, but they are often unable to wrap their mind around how to engage God in what they perceive as needing to be done. When someone we love is homosexual, a son or a daughter, a spouse, a fellow brother or sister in Christ, a friend, how do we maintain a Christ-like position?

Every individual that awakens to their issue of same-gender attraction has already been through quite a process and it really doesn’t matter whether the individual has embraced the gay identity or is still combating and resisting temptation as well as seeking freedom from homosexuality. Often, very often, a parent will respond to the crisis by focusing on their own pain and deep sense of loss forgetting that the individual plagued by same-gender attraction has already experienced a huge amount of pain and loss.

Recently, a Christian friend of many years wrote me and, once again, expressed, “I never thought I would be contacting you with a problem of homosexuality in my family.” The mother was shattered. She responded and reacted with all of the appropriate and right Scriptures. The mother responded and postured herself with all the things that I suppose are understandable when an adult child places his parent in a position like that.

But the son responded with a very interesting and revealing remark. He said, “Mom, you keep telling me how hard this is for you to hear and deal with. Don’t you realize how hard it has been for me these many, many years, being raised in a Christian home and knowing that once this got out it would kill you? Ultimately, I had to make a decision that I knew nobody would be happy with. Please consider and realize that I have my own demons to fight.”

Frankly, there is a great deal of truth in the son’s comments. Whether we agree or not with the son’s ultimate decision or conclusion that he is gay and entitled to act upon his feelings and desires (which I certainly do not), we must admit that he was right in saying he had reached that conclusion after going through quite an intense struggle on his own. Remember, homosexual tendencies are discovered but the gay identity is ultimately embraced. Anyone that has ever wrestled with same-gender attraction doesn’t just wake up one morning and state, “Think I’ll take this ‘gay thing’ out for a spin and see if it fits.”

When any individual discloses their battle with same-gender attraction, their confession enables an intriguing and powerful opportunity to the family and really with anyone that becomes aware.

Can I truly continue to love him for who he is and not for what he does? As a Christ-follower, if we are becoming effective in not putting unrealistic expectations on ‘anyone,’ we are in line to accept them for who they are, not for what we wish they were.

It is God’s part to give those that struggle with same-gender attraction an abhorrence for the behavior – an abhorrence that will bring them to a place of complete surrender to the sovereignty of God in their lives, and a desire to change.

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)


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Saturday at 7:00AM
KERI Radio 1410 AM, Bakersfield, CA

The His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast airs each Saturday morning at 7:00AM Pacific Time on KERI Channel 1410AM in Bakersfield, California immediately following Focus on the Family. Outside of Bakersfield you can listen online to the KERI Live Stream.

Recent guests include: (Left) Pastor Brandon Holthaus, Rock Harbor Church, (Center) Pastor Pete Baker, Fairfax Assembly of God, (Right) Pastor Roger Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church

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