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Mr. Delaney is a genuine Christian who leads his life according to the Word of God and who had the courage to admit that living in sin can never bring true self-fulfilment, peace with God, and a healthy emotional, physisical, and spiritual balance. I am sure there are many gay people who love God and think of themselves as being good Christians, but the pro-gay theology is not Bible-based. We cannot sugarcoat the truth spoken by God to delude people into thinking that living a life of sin (ANY SIN - whether it be heterosexual adultery or promiscuity or homosexuality or stealing, or lying, etc.) and having fellowship with a HOLY God can happen at the same time. God's message about homosexuality is clear in the Bible, and the purpose of our lives on this earth is HOLINESS.

ANY PERSON that chooses to accept Christ's sacrifice on the cross as the passport to salvation will desire holiness and will strive to be like Christ regardless of the type of sin that person lives in. It is only natural for anyone approaching God to want to live a holy life, and this is true of Mr. Delaney.

On the other hand, we live in a democratic society in which people lobby for the rights of any group. Why is there so much opposition against ex-gays? Why are their statements met with so much hatred from gays in the first place? Such reaction can only come from people who "do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God," as Jesus said; people who doubt that God is the author of science can only doubt that God can actually radically change the mindset and behavior of someone who decides to live with and for Christ. People who do not have spiritual eyes cannot fathom the power of God to heal and restore.

I see here a man who does not force anyone into anything, but many of these comments are a direct attack to Mr. Delaney's beliefs and personal life. That is not democratic or ethical, and that is not done in the spirit of political correctness or fairness.

I am working with people who choose to step out of homosexuality and with the families and friends of gays and ex-gays. I know their pain; I know their struggles. I know walking in faith and striving for holiness are not easy, and this is why many people prefer not to ever question the theory that they were born gay. It's easier that way short-term, but it never leads to genuine happiness or safety. I can only testify that God is the only best way to heal their wounds, to restore peace and wholeness to their minds and bodies.

I can only commend people like Chris Delaney for their courage and dedication. He needs our prayers and encouragement. His work is blessed by God, and if God is on our side, who can be against us?

Mr. Delaney, may God continue the powerful work He is doing through you, and may your spirit be ever strengthened by God's promises and by His visible intervention in the lives of those to whom you minister!

A fellow-servant of Christ

December 28, 2008 at 8:09 p.m.
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