OUR BELIEFS

 

 

"To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death" ~~~ Luke 1:79

 


WELCOME to Beacon Ministries STATEMENT of MISSION

 

 

TO SUPPORT men and women in their CHOICE to live for Christ as they leave the bondage of homosexuality: assisting them as they overcome the power that homosexuality, its tendencies, and its desires generate.

 

 

TO DISCIPLE these searching souls, proclaiming the truth of the Gospel of love, testifying of delivering power through the Holy Spirit, and teaching the Word of God and its message.

 

 

TO EVANGELIZE the homosexual community through love and compassion, sending forth Christ’s message of love and forgiveness without condemnation to the hungry and hurting souls.

 

 

TO EDUCATE the Church on its responsibility and capacity to minister to homosexuals and facilitating the Church to love the lost of any persuasion, with instruction and explanation. 

 

  

STATEMENT of DOCTRINAL BELIEF

 

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible Word of God and the ultimate God-given authority which man possess. The basic and fundamental doctrine of Beacon Ministries is the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. Acts 2:38

 

 

We acknowledge the lordship of Jesus Christ who revealed himself to His creation as the mighty God in Christ. He is the creator, the redeemer, and the regenerator. Colossians 2:9

 

  

POSITION ON MINISTERING TO HOMOSEXUALS

 

Someone suggested that: "It is perhaps less important to know what is ‘right and wrong’ morally speaking, than to know how to act toward those we consider ‘wrong’."  We have failed to offer Christ to the gay and lesbian community.  We have also failed by giving the impression that orientation change and reparative therapy is the solution.  Sanctification is not getting rid of our temptations, but pursuing holiness in the midst of them.  If our goal is making people straight, then we are practicing a false gospel.  The opposite of “homosexuality” is not “heterosexuality.”  It’s HOLINESS!

 

In our outreach programs our approach to homosexuals must not be judgmental or condemning: rather we are to love them the same as we would any other sinners.  Most gays are already deeply aware that their lifestyle is not pleasing to the Lord.  They feel that they are outcasts and rejects from society.  They suffer a deep inner anguish over their situation, but feel hopelessly unable to escape from their acquired sexual attractions.  To further criticize and castigate them only serves to drive them further away.  Generally speaking, gays feel hated and rejected by the church world.  We can never see them saved until we can sincerely love them.

 

We believe that Christians involved in outreach should avoid arguing gay issues with homosexuals.  It is enough that the Bible says that homosexuality is sin.  Our job is to offer hope and deliverance from sin through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are to be the ambassadors for Christ, an embodiment of His love, given to the task of reconciling all sinners to God.

 

Not all will seek or desire our message of freedom and deliverance.  It will serve no purpose to debate with those of this mentality.  It is enough to simply, but kindly, tell them that you have no wish to argue, but to just say that Jesus loves them.  Some are not ready to leave their lifestyle.  Just love them and pray for them and move on to those who are ready.

 

We must reach out to the homosexual with God’s GENUINE love and compassion, offering a message of hope: a message that says “Come as you are and let God do the changing.”  We must start where they are, offering our friendship and our sincere concern for their needs and their souls.  The love of God manifested in you, and through you, as you worship, sing, and pray will touch sinners.  His Spirit working in you as you reach out to others will affect the lost as only He can.




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