We hear so much about the importance of love these days, and we providentially called our conference “The Two Loves” which we now understand to mean the Love of God and love of humanity, in that order. This really is the guiding thesis of this conference. The most loving response to same-sex attracted people is not to undertake actions based upon sentimental feelings of concern (itself important), which is the guiding principle of “Gay Christianity,” but to seek to show to them the person of God and thus who we are as human beings. Jesus had already, in a way, claimed this title we are using. In his response to the Pharisees he spoke of two loves: You shall love the Lord your God, the… first commandment… the second: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt. 22:37-39).
In other words, the ultimate issue facing us as creatures in God’s universe, is first and foremost, how we love God and second, in this order, how we love our fellow human beings. These two commandments have much to say about the subject of our conference, “Gay Christianity.” If we wish to respect Scripture as God’s revelation of himself, both the distinct human and divine identities must be preserved because they are integrally related, but also must be preserved the correct order of priority. God must be first because we human beings depend entirely on the being of God. Only then can we truly understand ourselves. I only have two points: the Being of God and the Being of humanity.
The Two Loves: A Biblical Response to “Gay Christianity”
Presented by truthXchange
The audio can be found here.
|7:15 AM||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:15 AM||Hamilton/Jones||Introductions, Conference Set-up|
|9:00 AM||Michael Brown||A Defense of “Gay Christianity” and its Ramifications|
|10:00 AM||Gabriel Fluhrer||“Gay Christianity” and the Doctrine of Scripture|
|11:15 AM||Fluhrer and Jones||Q&A|
|2:00 PM||Rosaria Butterfield (via video)||Our Identity|
|3:00 PM||Staff Speakers||Ministry Presentation|
|3:30 PM||Brown, Fluhrer, Jones||Open Discussion and Q&A|
|7:00 PM||Peter Jones||Religious paganism: The Inevitable Result of “Gay” Christianity|
Saturday, October 8, 2016