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