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I wanted to give some insight to the “Different Kind of Missionary” found in those who give of their lives for Jesus in an “ex-gay” ministry. I want you to really think about what the ministers in “ex-gay” ministry are facing in this day as a very different kind of mission! First Stone Ministries, along with 40 ministries like ours, and several counseling agencies within the Restored Hope Network, are laboring together in helping individuals, churches, families, and friends to process through all the cultural ambiguity, misunderstandings, and lies about the sexual revolution of all things LGBTQ+. It is overwhelming!
Reminded of the prophecy concerning Art Katz. He gave a warning in 1980 about Exodus International. A really good reminder that God is sovereign and HE KNOWS!
Stephen Black was interviewed on the Arthelene Rippy Home Keepers Program on January 5, 2018 in Tampa, FL. The two segments were aired on January 23 and 24, 2018. The interviews are about "Freedom Realized - Finding Freedom From Homosexuality & Living A Life Free From Lables."
Stephen Black presented at the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Banquet and Teach-In.
Shame, that is, toxic shame that puts a believer in bondage must be released in confession, receiving prayer and release in the power of the Holy Spirit. On November 5, 2017 Dr. Sam Storms, Senior Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City gave a powerful message on freedom of toxic shame.
Peter LaBarbera interviews Stephen Black on his new book, Freedom Realized, Finding Freedom From Homosexuality And Living A Life Free From Labels
A Biblical answer to what St. Paul would say to the American Church Embracing So-called “Gay Christianity” and “Spiritual Friendships” in our day. “Gay Christianity” is being promoted at an alarming rate in several places in the Church worldwide.
First Stone Ministries' Staff traveled by SUV across the Southwestern part of the USA to San Diego, CA to participate in the Restored Hope Network Conference. This is an update about our adventure there and back.
(Originally from Watchword #26) A true revival is preeminently the work of the Holy Spirit, and the depth and magnitude of the work depends largely on the number of people who are in perfect union with the Holy Spirit. In times of revival all spiritual forces come to a crisis, both good and bad. Satan is on hand to muster all his children against a thorough work of grace. He will also be busy in society, devising all sorts of social matters against revival. He will in...Read More ➔
Yesterday I officiated a Memorial Service for Lezlie Brown. I've known Lezlie for many years. My dear friend had been in a long battle with Multiple Myeloma Leukemia, Lezlie's obituary can be read here. As a part of the service in "Remembering Our Dear Friend Lezlie" and spoke on Heaven. Several people made comments after the service and wanted to know more. I made the following video and I also have a dedicated page on Heaven here. The vers...Read More ➔
There is one way you can tell a sheep from a wolf in the Church. How do you discern sheep and wolves? Sheep are always feasting on the word of God, always desiring to please the Shepherd. Guess what wolves eat? They eat sheep and attack shepherds. Do you find yourself always attacking other devout Christians, making fun of the Church and attacking pastors that teach the Word of God and holiness? Do you call pastors who emphasize obedienc...Read More ➔
You might be under a perverse-hyper-grace teacher if you hear these things being taught in your church or community. This is very important as it is a segue to the promotion of “gay Christianity.” I write today with the deepest of sorrow and concern for what I’ve seen taking place in the Church concerning the embracing of “gay Christianity.” I have taken some inventory of the causes, and made a list of cautions below. The main cause is poo...Read More ➔
- A Christian Paradigm Shift on Suffering – For the Mature In God - ONLY IN THIS LIFE can we give a real sacrifice of worship and praise... and the more difficult or complex the trial, the sweeter the offering to God can be -- IF -- you will worship the LORD in the midst of great suffering, being fully surrendered in obedience to Him. When the suffering is the greatest, especially in something like the unexpected death of an adult child (our Charity Ho...Read More ➔
Looking forward to sharing my part in this conference giving a Biblical response with clarity, compassion, love and truth about so-called "gay-Christianity." I am personally honored to be sharing with this great team, especially my friend Dr. Michael Brown. Please share the link for the details on the conference...Read More ➔
I like Camilla Paglia's statement: "Homosexuality is not normal. On the contrary, it is a challenge to the norm. Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction (by God, I would add). No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous. Homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait."...Read More ➔
Scandalous Good News by Andrew Comiskey A Forward by Stephen Black: I am always on the hunt to find messages that will really prophetically rivet my soul to its core. I have recently been touched by two messages that seem to be bookends to what is relevant in our day. I am always looking for messages that will speak in context to the ministry we provide at First Stone Ministries; as we want to be a source of life-giving ministry and hope to the ...Read More ➔
Which do you choose? Pusski or Aslan? Stats say that 70% of church-going men are viewing porn on a weekly basis; they are covered up in shame and darkness! Most men in the Church today are like "Pusski" – the domesticated couch cat, pictured here. Please pray with me! Let's pray for the men, our brothers in the Church, to be like Aslan - A Lion - like Jesus who is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. One unfortunate problem I've continued to run into (especially amon...Read More ➔
Thinking about what a book cover design might look like in preparing for the Restored Hope Network Annual Conference. I went through the first 10 years of data (1989-1999) last night that I have received back from our survey results, statistics that will ultimately be in my book. I am preparing for my conference breakout, and I am very excited about the initial findings. The results are FULL OF HOPE! This is so important since the implosion of Exodus and it's failed lead...Read More ➔