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St. Paul defends his preaching (Giovanni Ricco)

In respect to the ex-homosexuals, one of the earliest historical records regarding of the existence of ex-homosexuals is a letter of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian Christian church.

Matthew Henry wrote regarding homosexuals and other sinners repenting of their sins and becoming Christians the following: ‎"How glorious a change does grace make!"

The Apostle Paul wrote the following:

Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." - I Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)

Today people still report leaving homosexuality and becoming heterosexual through their Christian faith.[1][2][3][4][5] [6][7][8]

The classic biblical commentator Matthew Henry wrote the following regarding the forgiveness and sanctification in Christ for those who repent of the above sins listed in the letter of Paul to the Corinthians (which includes the sin of homosexuality):

How glorious a change does grace make! It changes the vilest of men into saints and the children of God. Such were some of you, but you are not what you were. You are washed, you are sanctified, you are justified in the name of Christ, and by the Spirit of our God. Note, The wickedness of men before conversion is no bar to their regeneration and reconciliation to God. The blood of Christ, and the washing of regeneration, can purge away all guilt and defilement. Here is a rhetorical change of the natural order: You are sanctified, you are justified. Sanctification is mentioned before justification: and yet the name of Christ, by which we are justified, is placed before the Spirit of God, by whom we are sanctified. Our justification is owing to the merit of Christ; our sanctification to the operation of the Spirit: but both go together.[9]

Homosexual activists and liberals have become angered in regards to ex-homosexual events and activities.[10][11][12] In addition, the Center for Reclaiming America cited the following account of how a hate crime statute was egregiously applied to an ex-homosexual:

In Madison, Wisconsin, a recovered homosexual who had left the “gay” lifestyle to start a family got into a heated discussion with an open homosexual about homosexuality at a gas station. The ex-“gay” man, David Ott, was holding his child in his arms during the entire incident, and neither man touched the other. The homosexual activist later told police he had felt threatened by Ott, and local prosecutors charged the man with “disorderly conduct” with a “hate crimes” enhancement.

The “hate crime” aspect, stemming from Ott’s belief that homosexuality is morally wrong, raised the potential fine from $1,000 to $10,000, and jail time went up from a possible 90 days to one year. Fearing the possibility of substantial jail time, Ott settled, and received 50 hours of community service plus a mandatory attendance at “tolerance” sessions conducted by lesbians at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. A ground rule for the session was the premise that homosexual behavior is not immoral.

The entire process cost Ott almost $7,000 in legal fees.[13]

  1. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56481
  2. http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=19650
  3. http://www.venusmagazine.org/cover_story.html
  4. http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.aspid=25145
  5. http://www.witnessfortheworld.org/blkexgbks.html
  6. http://www.frontlinemin.org/wasgay.asp
  7. http://www.charismamag.com/display.php?id=9019
  8. http://www.apocalipsis.org/testimony.htm
  9. http://blueletterbible.org/Comm/mhc/1Cr/1Cr006.html
  10. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47185
  11. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46406
  12. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=2666
  13. http://test.reclaimamerica.org/PAGES/fastfacts/HateCrimes2.pdf