Laodicean Christians start the ‘I’m sorry’ movement to apologize to the LGBT community during the Philippine Pride Parade
The main banners held by the group listed the ways “Christians harmed the LGBT community,” including statements, such as “I’ve rejected and hurt your family in the name of ‘family values.'” The other individual signs varied with messages like, “God loves you, so do we,” and “I used to be a Bible-banging homophobe Sorry!!”
The church’s pastor, Val Paminiani, said that he has been going to Pride parades for around four years as a part of the organization’s “I’m Sorry” campaign.
From time to time, people will write to me to let me know about a ‘great movement of the spirit’ happening in some foreign country like Africa, China, or in this case, the Philippines. But when I go to check it out, instead of seeing glorious end times revival I see nothing but Laodicean slop produced by bible rejecters who call themselves Christians. Such is the case with the anti-biblical ‘I’m Sorry’ campaign started by “pastor” Val Paminiani.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
If you wish to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for fleshly displays of anger, outbursts of temper or other such uncouth and unbecoming of a Christian behaviour, I am all for it. Why just last year, God convicted my own heart that, even though I told the truth, I was too harsh on Pastor Stovall Weems of Celebration Church when he claimed to ‘see Jesus in a vision‘ at their Easter Sunday service. The Holy Spirit convicted me of my ‘lack of brotherly love’ and not only did I go up to Pastor Weems and apologize to him face to face, I then published my apology in an article for all our readers to see. But what I did not do was retract any of what I wrote as it pertained to Bible truth.
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)
Freedom In Christ Ministries in the Philippines wants to not only apologize to the LGBTQ+, they also want them to know that the Bible isn’t really true, God accepts the them just as they are, and will bless their LGBTQ+ ‘marriage’ ceremonies. That is a lie, a big, fat lie. God will forgive people for the sin of homosexuality, absolutely true, but He will never, ever in a million years bless it, condone it or approve of it. This miserable movement made its way here to America about 6 years ago, as you can see in the video below. This is what passes for ‘revival’ in 2019.
Jamilah Salvador was walking in her first ever Pride parade in the Philippines when she came across something unexpected at the finish. Christians were holding signs apologizing for ways the religion had hurt the LGBTQ community. The 19-year-old was marching with thousands of others in the annual parade in Marikina City, east of the country’s capital, Manila. The parade came to a close at Marikina Stadium, where Salvador was pleasantly surprised by the Christian group.
“My heart really felt light upon seeing them,” Salvador told CBS News. “I stopped when I saw them and read all of their messages and immediately felt goosebumps all over my body, then my tears started to build up.”
The main banners held by the group listed the ways “Christians harmed the LGBT community,” including statements, such as “I’ve rejected and hurt your family in the name of ‘family values.’” The other individual signs varied with messages like, “God loves you, so do we,” and “I used to be a Bible-banging homophobe Sorry!!”
Salvador said, “people absolutely loved” the group’s display, explaining that many marching in the parade had intense reactions to the messages. The teenager told CBS News that some “started bursting into tears upon seeing the signs. Some hugged and talked to these Christians. Some took photos, like what I did, and others just stood there in awe.”
The photos that Salvador snapped and then posted on Twitter quickly went viral, along with other attendees images. The group who brought the signs to the parade is from the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries (FICM), an Evangelical and Pentecostal church in Makati, Philippines.
The church’s pastor, Val Paminiani, said that he has been going to Pride parades for around four years as a part of the organization’s “I’m Sorry” campaign. Paminiani said, “We are apologizing for the way Christians have hurt the LGBT community, especially by using the Bible in condemning and judging them.” The pastor continued that, “I used to believe that God condemns homosexuals, but when I studied the Scriptures, especially the ones that we call ‘clobber Scriptures’ that are being cherry-picked from the Bible to condemn LGBT people, I realized that there’s a lot to discover, including the truth that God is not against anyone. God does not discriminate against people based on gender.”
Paminiani stated that he hopes other Christians will not utilize Scriptures to condemn the LGBT community, because it is keeping people from participating in the church and from Jesus.
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