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When Jesus Christ is “there,” life has infinite possibilities.

It’s Sunday morning and you are driving home from church having just heard a message which clearly shared, “There is no allowance whatsoever in Scripture for the practice of homosexuality in any form or to any degree.” The truth resonates in your mind, heart, and spirit because you have not only heard the truth but you have seen with your own eyes in God’s Word that homosexual practice, not unlike numerous and various other behaviors, is not acceptable to God.

But now, YOU have the task if not the monumental challenge of facing the son or daughter that sees nothing wrong with homosexual practice and is involved in a same-sex relationship. YOU are now the one that gets to flesh out the truth you now know. How is that done? What do YOU do? What don’t YOU do? What does representing Christ Jesus in this matter look like?

First and foremost, let’s put even this crisis in its proper context. Embrace the promise of Romans 8:28 that God makes everything – even calamities – work for our good. Admittedly, it is often very excruciating to wait for the ‘good’ to work. I mean, when it seems that everything is literally coming apart at the seams, it’s hard to consider if anything good will really come out of misery.

  • My first encouragement is to learn as much as you can about the causes of homosexuality. Simply knowing it is wrong is not even close to being enough.
  • Don’t run the matter into the ground every time you see your son or daughter. Often, there can be a good reason(s) for not dealing with a problem right now.
  • Do everything you can to keep the lines of communication open and maintain your relationship. If you feel you have been batting your head against the wall seeking resolution of ‘the problem,’ take a rest. It may not be God’s time to deal with the issue.
  • Make sure your son or daughter is aware of your belief and position regarding homosexual practice. Heaven knows, God can deal with and use our mistakes but He cannot deal with our inaction. Be clear and precise.
  • Do not argue about homosexuality. The very moment the conversation erupts into anger – drop it! Badgering will only produce pushing the individual in the wrong direction. Many problems and issues in life are often solved very indirectly; not when we are consciously dealing with them, but when we are going about our normal lives.
  • It is imperative to distinguish between “acceptance and approval.” It is important to separate, both in our own minds and to our loved ones, their individual worth from the acts of homosexuality they may be committing.
  • Stay completely away from Christian cliches such as: “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” and “Love the sinner but hate the sin.” Christian cliches only reinforce the belief of many with same-sex attraction that the Christian community is unwilling to truly educate themselves on the complexities of same-sex attraction.
  • Do not hesitate to admit when and where the Church has been wrong with regard to men and women with same-sex attraction. We, the Church, have made mistakes and in some cases owe the gay community an apology.
  • Refrain from attacking the character of homosexuals when discussing homosexuality. Keep to the real issue: “The real issue is whether or not homosexual practice is, in and of itself, moral.”
  • Do not be discouraged if your conversations do not produce instant fruit. What we will answer to God for is speaking truth lovingly and plainly – not for how our loved one responds.
  • Be relentless in looking for every opportunity to share it is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the indwelling presence of His Spirit which is the foundation needed to overcome same-sex attraction.
  • Release control. Let God decide how to bring freedom. God is the only One who can bring about change in the homosexual.
  • Let the son, daughter, and everyone know that God has a reputation of transforming trapped people with damaged sexualities. “And such were some of you” applies to all Christians who had formerly participated in homosexuality. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
  • And, remember, those entangled in sin, of course, will have weak faith, so be merciful to those who doubt. (Jude 22)

Somewhere I read, “Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” When Jesus Christ is “there,” life has infinite possibilities.

Pastor Phillip Lee
Executive Director
His Way Out Ministries
www.hiswayout.com

“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, then I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is tested.” Martin Luther

Each Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am (PST) on KERI 1410AM, and live streamed at www.wilkinsradio.com, 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 4, Episode 10
Join Pastor Phillip Lee and his Special Guest, Wayne Blakely, retired Co-Founder of Coming Out Ministries and Director of Know His Love Ministries as they discuss:

  • The importance of the Church walking alongside men and women desiring to address and overcome unwanted same-sex attraction.
  • Does the term “ex-gay” properly identify a man or woman who has left the gay identity and community?
  • How should we define “deliverance” from homosexuality and what does that look like?
  • Why is 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 such an extremely important Scripture passage regarding homosexual practice?

Wayne shares “after 40 years of involvement in homosexuality and then surrendering his life to Christ,” what the process – the journey – has been like.

Listen online or download the podcast.

And Such Were Some of You with Wayne Blakely pt1 – Download MP3 –

All past episodes of His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast are available by following THIS LINK or selecting the “Audio Podcast” category below.

Today, attempts by pro-gay theologians, pro-gay apologists and revisionists to revise the historic teachings of the Church with regard to homosexual practice are relentless. Admittedly, their effort to persuade the clergy and theologians of the moral legitimacy of homosexual conduct has not been carried out in a vacuum.

Many are now worshipping another Jesus. A Jesus which has been created by man that requires absolutely no sacrifice, makes no demands of obedience, and is completely and totally silent when it comes to sexual sin.

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Scripturally speaking, what do we know about homosexuality?

*We are created beings and created with a specific intent. (Genesis 1:26-2:23) God’s blueprint for human sexuality as found in Genesis 1 and 2, clearly establishes that from the beginning God had a divine intent for human sexuality with well-defined holy boundary lines to live within regarding sexual expression.

  • God’s divine intent for human sexuality is fulfilled within the covenant of a monogamous and heterosexual union. (Matthew 19:4-6)
  • We are a fallen race, and the Fall has marred every part of our experience, including our sexual experience. (Romans 5:12-19)
  • Homosexuality is a manifestation of fallen nature and it violates created intent. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
  • Homosexuals are redeemable and change is possible. (1 Corinthians 6:11)

Nowhere within the totality of Scripture will you find even one positive statement about homosexual practice. Every time homosexuality is mentioned it is always mentioned as a behavior in which no man or woman is to practice.

Difficult as this standard is to obey, it is the calling of Christ for all His followers, including those with same-sex attractions and desires.

We do not need new strategies to combat pro-gay ideology.

We need to individually and collectively do what Jesus Christ commanded us: preach the Gospel, make disciples and be a tangible witness of God’s nature, standards and truths by our love and a clear voice.

The Bible is not unclear. We have not been given a muffled message. To be able to refute unsound doctrine we must be able to listen to others and separate the truth from the lie and the Gospel from secular humanism.

The silence of many has enabled and continues to fuel (1) the denigration of Biblical authority (2) the loss of a coherent definition of family and (3) the exploitation of children.

With much at stake – silence implies consent.

I cannot begin to understand why each and every faithful follower of Christ Jesus and every church would not boldly, courageously, and publicly defend The Lordship of Christ and The Authority of Scripture.

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you – unless, of course, you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

In Christ’s Name, break your silence, please!

Each Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am (PST) on KERI 1410AM, and live streamed at www.wilkinsradio.com, 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 4, Episode 9
Pastor Phillip Lee is joined by friend and ministry partner Will Winn for part two of the topic, The Culture or The Church. How about turning the many controversies surrounding homosexuality into ministry? Churches that blend uncompromised grace and truth are positioned for dynamic ministry.

Listen online or download the podcast.

The Culture or The Church with Will Winn pt2 – Download MP3 –

All past episodes of His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast are available by following THIS LINK or selecting the “Audio Podcast” category below.

In 1994, God saw fit to birth His ministry called His Way Out Ministries. We began as we remain today, fully committed to raising awareness, educating, and encouraging the Body of Christ to minister to those who struggle with unwanted same-gender attraction. Today, His Way Out Ministries remains concerned regarding the issue of homosexuality and seeks to minister to those within the Church, and the community at large, with the Truth of Scripture, the power of testimony and the dialog of issues.

The ministry of His Way Out Ministries begins where God has already laid the foundation; we are not to save souls but to disciple them. Salvation and sanctification are the work of God’s sovereign grace; our work as His disciples is to disciple lives until they are wholly yielded to God. It is only in the atmosphere of hunger, utter dependency and willingness to obey that God imparts His holy and righteous nature, where He reveals His perfect will, and where He entrusts to any man or any woman the power to overcome same-gender attraction. Today, a true, faithful, disciple of Christ must live wholly and only for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Any individual that has experienced freedom from same-gender attraction has been compelled by the love of God planted in his or her heart through an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus and has been empowered to resist temptation by the Holy Spirit. Whenever Jesus talked about discipleship, He always prefaced it with an “if,” never with a “you must.” Today, freedom from same-gender attraction requires a full, total, unconditional surrender that many are unwilling to offer. Ultimately, freedom from homosexuality or lesbianism revolves around the intimacy that is developed by being a disciple of Christ and the diligence and hunger with which He is pursued.

At His Way Out Ministries, we believe God wants each man and each woman to be so identified with Christ, so intimate with Him that each individual literally takes on the mind and the behavior of Christ. Truly, an earmark of a disciple of Christ today requires the individual’s heart to be fully and continually submitted to Him for on-going renovation.

Our position rests on the Authority of Scripture versus the interpretations of some of the social sciences and medicine. We believe through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, discipleship, 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 and restoration towards wholeness.

All His Way Out Ministries Services are centered on the Biblical foundations of compassion, integrity, and dependence on God.

As a result, His Way Out Ministries has never nor do we now utilize or apply the clinical methods of Reparative or Conversion Therapy. Our mandate and calling is taken directly from the Lord Jesus, “Therefore go and make disciples…” (Matthew 28:19)

We live in a sexually broken society in which homosexual practice, adultery, and fornication are sins that call for repentance and openness to the transforming power of God. We believe in the ministry of the church to assist those who desire sexual wholeness. And while we do not condone the practice of homosexuality, adultery, or fornication, and consider such practice incompatible with Christian teaching and conduct, we believe that God’s grace is available to all who repent.

We repudiate any non-loving, prejudicial attitudes that deny Christ’s unconditional love for all people and declare such behavior to be sin. Our intent is to extend a compassionate Christian ministry to everyone.

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

Pastor Phillip Lee
Executive Director
His Way Out Ministries
www.hiswayout.com

Each Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am (PST) on KERI 1410AM, and live streamed at www.wilkinsradio.com, 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 4, Episode 8
Pastor Phillip Lee is joined by friend and ministry partner Will Winn to discuss, The Culture or The Church. Should the culture war dictate what the Church believes? When the authority of the Bible is denigrated, the Church of Jesus Christ, the light of the world, will be without any clear guidance of her own. Much is at stake.

Listen online or download the podcast.

The Culture or The Church with Will Winn pt1 – Download MP3 –

All past episodes of His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast are available by following THIS LINK or selecting the “Audio Podcast” category below.

I am honored once again to be a speaker at the upcoming Youth For Christ – Ministry Conference on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Bakersfield, California.

Far too many young people have been, and are being, barraged regarding homosexuality largely due to an absence of credible direction from positive moral authorities in their lives. As a result, youth accept what the culture is teaching them.

Young people who are struggling in silence with same-gender attraction need to hear that they DO have an option and that change is possible.

Young people who do not struggle with the temptation of same-sex attraction need to hear they can hold firmly to Biblical sexuality without being labeled hateful or a bigot. They need to hear a positive Gospel message about homosexuality so they can take a stand for what is true.

Young people need more than anti-homosexual rhetoric. They desperately need to know why it is wrong and that there are options for those who are homosexually inclined.

They need to hear a message about homosexuality that balances grace and truth, bringing the full Gospel to bear.

The YFC Ministry Conference is provided as a resource and tribute to our volunteers and community partners. You will experience: challenging speakers and topics, fellowship and a tasty BBQ lunch, while gaining ministry resources.

Location: Grace Baptist Church, 2550 Jewetta Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Registration is required. YFC’s Ministry Conference begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:30pm.

Come for all, or part of the day, but please pre-register.

Main Speaker: Pastor Phillip Lee

Pastor Phillip Lee is the Executive Director of His Way Out Ministries, which is dedicated to restoring hope to those broken by sexual and relational sin, especially those impacted by homosexuality.

Pastor Lee will be speaking on understanding the complexities of same-sex attraction, in a world filled with brokenness and a multitude of life-style choices and as believers how we are to respond to those struggling with their sexual identity and their understanding of God’s provision and love for them.

To register, please contact Youth For Christ at (661) 323-904 or visit: Youth For Christ Ministry Conference 2019 and fill out the Registration Form at the link provided.

Each Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am (PST) on KERI 1410AM, and live streamed at www.wilkinsradio.com, 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 4, Episode 7
Pastor Brian Busby and Joseph Crisostomo of Valley Baptist Church join Pastor Phillip Lee to to continue their discussion of the many controversies that often surround the topic of homosexuality:

  • What does it mean to “speak the truth in love?”
  • Is there any way to support homosexual practice from Scripture?
  • Love, true love for God, is evidenced in our obedience to Him.
  • How do we respond to “Jesus never said anything specifically about homosexuality.”
  • This is all about people – not an issue.

Listen online or download the podcast.

Still Waters with Brian Busby and Joseph Crisostomo pt2 – Download MP3 –

All past episodes of His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast are available by following THIS LINK or selecting the “Audio Podcast” category below.

Each Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am (PST) on KERI 1410AM, and live streamed at www.wilkinsradio.com, 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 4, Episode 6
Pastor Brian Busby and Joseph Crisostomo of Valley Baptist Church join Pastor Phillip Lee to discuss the many controversies that often surround the topic of homosexuality:

  • What does it mean to “speak the truth in love?”
  • Is there any way to support homosexual practice from Scripture?
  • Love, true love for God, is evidenced in our obedience to Him.
  • How do we respond to “Jesus never said anything specifically about homosexuality.”
  • This is all about people – not an issue.

Listen online or download the podcast.

Still Waters with Brian Busby and Joseph Crisostomo pt1 – Download MP3 –

All past episodes of His Way Out Ministries Radio Broadcast are available by following THIS LINK or selecting the “Audio Podcast” category below.

“Once gay, always gay,” is a common sentiment in the homosexual community. Heaven knows, I bought into and used to preach all that false propaganda once myself. Many gays and lesbians truly feel that they were born that way. They will be very frank and honest by stating that they do not ever remember making a conscious choice to be drawn to someone of their own sex. So, common logic says, homosexuality must be genetic or hormonal, and there is nothing that can be done about it.

I will admit that such thinking sounds a bit logical, but it is not based in truth. Both the Holy Scriptures and an abundance of secular literature provide evidence that homosexuality, though deeply ingrained and even habitually practiced, can be overcome, both as a lifestyle and as an identity.

God does not create homosexuals. If He did, He would not have any business judging their behavior as sinful and unnatural…something He devotes a great deal of His time doing in His Word. (Romans 1:26 -27) I mean, why would God create something contrary to Himself? God created both sexes to be compliments and counterparts to each other and to live in a hetero-sexual, monogamous relationship. Any and every perversion of His divine intent (including promiscuity, adultery, bi-sexuality, homosexuality, prostitution, etc.) is clearly and repeatedly condemned in Scripture. (I Corinthians 6:9; Ephesians 5:5; Romans 1:24-27; Galatians 5:10-21)

As much as we might like, no amount of argument or attempts at justification are going to change God’s standard. A very clear and emphatic choice must be made by each person. Each person must ask themselves this question, just as I had to 33 years ago, “Will I obey God’s Word, or seek to reinterpret it another way in order to fulfill my sexual desires?”

I have never been able to find one, not one, positive statement about homosexuality in the entire Word of God. Indeed, I found Jesus to be abundantly clear in His teachings when He states that we have only two appointed options … heterosexual monogamous marriage or abstinence. So, let’s take homosexuality completely out of the equation and state it this way. Are you single? If the answer is “yes.” Then you are not to be sexually intimate with anyone. Also, for those viewing the subject of homosexuality as one of civil rights. This is not about civil rights. This is clearly an issue of morals.

Certainly homosexuals can change: 1 Corinthians 6:11. It is extremely important to know that each person seeking to overcome homosexuality is uniquely different. This was very true of my own journey out of the gay lifestyle. Many who have exited from homosexuality span a wide variety of ages, personalities, occupations, and various church denominations. Some ex-gays and former lesbians were once consumed and totally immersed in the homosexual subculture of cities like San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles. I, myself, spent many, many years submerged in large city gay communities. While others endured, and still endure, a silent struggle. Never confiding in anyone, never having a homosexual experience… but, in an intense battle with same-sex fantasies and desire.

There is no identical plan of action for healing from homosexuality. No “quick fix” or “one-two-three” formula. A person’s deliverance from homosexuality comes from a Person, rather than a method or even a program. That Person is, has always been and will always be, Jesus Christ.

The Bible speaks of transformation in a variety of ways: as being recreated in the inner person, as having the mind of Christ, as having God’s law written on our heart and mind, as walking by the Spirit and not the flesh, as being a new creation, and as being reborn.

All Christians face the decision of accepting or rejecting Christ’s Lordship. Coming out of homosexuality requires deep emotional healing and a restructuring of one’s whole identity. As our Creator, God, is the only One who knows exactly how to restore our personality. I remember so vividly, when coming to know Christ at the age of 35, what it meant for the first time in my life to be a man. But more importantly, what it meant to be a godly man. I liked it then. I like it still. Or, as I have heard it sung in a wonderful old song…”I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.”

Change? Yes, with all the evidence on God’s side.

Pastor Phillip Lee
His Way Out Ministries

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