Photo to Right: Gospel singer Marsha Stevens and her lesbian spouse Cindy, who operate the apostate ministry BALM (Born Again Lesbian Music).
Please understand that I don't condemn anyone, for the Bible condemns all of us as guilty, dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinners. My salvation solely rests in Christ's righteousness, because of the precious blood that He gave for our sins. My intention is not to be unkind; but rather, to expose the homosexual agenda. The issue is not about the performers personally; but rather, about the wickedness they publicly promote and attempt to legitimatize...
Stevens became the first (and as of 2002, the only) major singer in the contemporary Christian music subculture to identify herself publicly as a lesbian…Christian Century Magazine has said that Stevens became "conservative Christianity's worst nightmare - a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, God-fearing lesbian Christian." —SOURCE
Today, Marsha and her spouse, Cindy, are working between tours to continue their music ministry training school for those in Christian outreach to the GLBT community. An outreach of Balm Ministries (Born Again Lesbian Music), the program is called upBeat!. They have produced a Praise and Worship album with 14 singers and 10 songwriters and each year they accept 6 to 10 students into their training seminars. The next training will be held at King of Peace MCC in St. Petersburg, FL in June of 2006. —SOURCE
Homosexuality is a sin and God hates it! God does love people (John 3:16); but not their sin (Psalm 97:10). We read in 2nd Peter 3:9 that God is "not willing that any should perish," but that "all should come to repentance." Satan controls the CCM industry. This is clearly seen by the extensive use of New Age symbolism in CCM.
Nearly all CCM artists today promote the unscriptural Ecumenical Movement which lacks concern about doctrinal purity. Instead of being Biblically divided over truth, they'd rather by united by error at all cost.
Marsha Stevens' Influence on CCM
The issue is not over Marsha Stevens' personal life, for that is no one's business except hers. The issue is that she openly promotes the sin of lesbianism. She even dares to accuse God of creating her that way; whereas, Romans 1:24-32 plainly decried homosexuality as unnatural, against nature and a sin which brings the judgments of God. Christian Century Magazine has said that Stevens became “conservative Christianity's worst nightmare - a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, God-fearing lesbian Christian”
Marsha Steven's Born Again Lesbian Music (BALM) website states . . .
If Larry Norman is to be called the father of Christian Rock, then Marsha Stevens certainly deserves to be known as the mother of contemporary Christian music, a title that Christian Century and others have bestowed upon her. She was the leader of what is considered to be the world's first contemporary Christian music group, Children of the Day, and she has continued as a solo artist to produce albums of worship-oriented and edifying adult contemporary pop. As such, she remains the progenitor of what, by 2002, would become the single most popular genre in the contemporary Christian music market. Such artists as Susan Ashton, Margaret Becker, Amy Grant, Kim Hill, Twila Paris, Sandi Patty and Jaci Velasquez all sing in her shadow. —SOURCE
Should it be surprising that some of the most Godless singers, names like Sandi Patty and Amy Grant, have followed in the “shadow” of such a negative influence as Marsha Stevens? Clearly, Miss Stevens has had a profound affect on many female artists today in the gospel music industry—an influence of lesbianism!
Romans 1:26 clearly refutes the ridiculous concept of “homosexual love”... “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.” Did you read that... “VILE AFFECTIONS”! God calls homosexuality “vile affections,” i.e., morally reprehensible affections! The Word of God is incontrovertible concerning the matter of homosexuality... it is an abominable SIN. Marsha Stevens openly professes to be a shameless lesbian, going from church to church selling her apostate music. It is not Marsha Stevens' that Christians should judge, God forbid; but rather, her public so-called ministry that embraces and encourages homosexuality. The Bible condemns all of us as guilty sinners, and thank God for the precious blood of Jesus that washes our sins away!
It is a shame that people who claim to be “Christians” would openly promote sin. This is nothing new. Even way back in the Old Testament people attributed the worst of sins to God, claiming they were doing God's will to murder their neighbour, steal his property, and commit adultery with his wife...
Jeremiah 7:8-10, “Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?”
is no perfect Christian, but one ought not parade their sins
publicly. Christian young people today desperately need decent
role-models. Instead, Christian teens today are being
influenced by worldliness which emanates from
Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) music. It's
bad enough that teens today
are being targeted by the wicked world, but now they're also being
targeted by worldliness in America's churches.
BEWARE of BALM (Born Again Lesbian Music)!
In case you think this is a trifling matter, please read the following quote from the BALM website...
"BALM ministries is successful because of the generous support of a lot of WONDERFUL people. We not only need your support financially, but in your prayers as well. Here are some ways you might consider participating in this network of support for this powerful ministry.
Special Bridge-building Fundraiser Create Your Own Compilation CD. We are now offering to create a personalized CD for those who will make a donation of $100 or more toward funding BALM Ministries' outreach to mainstream churches..." -SOURCE
Did you read that last line... FUNDING BALM MINISTRIES' OUTREACH TO MAINSTREAM CHURCHES!!! Their goal is to promote tolerance of the Homosexual Agenda to mainstream churches.
Folks, we are under attack by the Devil. Satan is working relentlessly to corrupt America's churches! If Satan can corrupt America's religious leaders, then the crowds will follow like dumb sheep—and they are! I'm not trying to be unkind at all—but I'm going to work as hard to stop the homosexual agenda of apostate groups like BALM, as much as they're trying to promote their godless filth. Psalm 97:10 commands me, as a Christian who loves the Lord, to HATE evil. I can't think of anything more evil than teaching America's churches, through BALM's UPBEAT! program, that it's acceptable with God to practice homosexuality. It is NOT acceptable. Homosexuality should NOT be tolerated.
I'm NOT endorsing being mean to anyone, not at all; I'm simply saying that the sin of homosexuality must NEVER be viewed as an acceptable lifestyle. The homosexual community is working relentlessly to pervert the Bible (Romans 1:25) to justify their evil sin. This is why the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible removes the word “sodomite” entirely. And to no surprise, because there were homosexuals on the translating committee of the NIV. The parent company who publishes the NIV also publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy Of Gay Sex. Homosexuality needs to be EXPOSED for what it is... vile, deplorable, Godless, society-corrupting, family-destroying, immoral sin!!!
We ought not expose people; but
rather, the homosexual agenda that is being shoved in our
faces everywhere we turn nowadays. I'll stop preaching against
homosexuality when the homosexuals stop trying to
America! Listen Homosexuality is just one of many sins
which brings the
judgment of God, just as it did upon the wicked Old
Testament cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
Apostasy In America
America has become so apostate, i.e., has forgotten God, that we are seeing homosexual pastors of churches and open lesbian gospel singers, like Marsha Stevens, praised by millions of so-called “Christians.” As genuine Christians who love the Lord, we must NEVER allow the homosexual community to think that we accept their vile and sinful lifestyle.
Certainly, a believer may be a homosexual, for even the best of Christians still sin. This is not to say that God permits sin, it just means that the sinful flesh cannot be tamed and even the closest Christians to the Lord sin every day. Christians should try to live as perfectly as they can with the Lord's help, but only Jesus Christ is perfect.
Christians are to PREACH THE WORD (2nd Timothy 4:2). It may not be politically correct nowadays to shun homosexuality, but it is Biblical. 2nd Corinthians 6:14, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"
Christianity Today has actually stated that some same sex activity doesn't necessarily mean that a person is gay. They've got to be kidding! What has the so-called "Christian" world come to. It is wrong for Christians to be homosexual-friendly. Yes, we should love sinners and not shun them away; but we ought to shun homosexuality and refuse to embrace the Homosexual Agenda. Certainly, it's not wrong to be friendly toward homosexuals; but it is wrong to be homosexual-friendly. Not surprisingly, Billy Graham is the founder of ChristianityToday. It should be renamed to ApostasyToday!
As Christians, we should love all
sinners, but never approve of their sin. This is a
concept which the world cannot understand, because they view
Bible-believing Christians as “judgmental” and “hateful.”
God forbid. The truth is that we are obeying the Word of God when we
speak out against sin and evil (Psalm 94:16; Ephesians
5:11). We do not expose people; but rather, sin. Homosexuality is a sin and there is absolutely
no way to reconcile the Word of God with the
Being a Sinner verses Parading and Attempting to Justify One's Sins
Here's a quote from Marsha's website . . .
Christian Century Magazine has said that Stevens became "conservative Christianity's worst nightmare - a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, God-fearing lesbian Christian." —SOURCE
Unquestionably, some immature and backslidden believers live in open sin (which is evident from the church member in 1st Corinthians 5:1-5); but what Marsha Steven's is doing is different, she is attempting to justify her sin. King David committed adultery and murder in the Old Testament (2nd Samuel chapter 11), but he never tried to justify his sins. When Nathan the prophet confronted David (2nd Samuel 12:7), he immediately repented (2nd Samuel 12:13). David said, “I have sinned against the LORD.” (verse 13). God forgave David immediately (verse 13). King David had been in denial for nearly a year after committing his sins, but he never started a ministry to promote adultery and murder. This is what Marsha Stevens is doing. I do not expose Marsha Stevens; but rather, her unfruitful works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11).
Let me say candidly that no one can honestly claim to love Jesus, believe the Bible, and fear God who shamelessly tries to JUSTIFY the sin of homosexuality, teaches others it's ok to commit homosexual acts, and defiantly denies the Bible's condemnation of such wickedness. Marsha Stevens DOESN'T love Jesus. Jesus said in John 14:15, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Stevens surely DOESN'T believe the Bible... "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them" (Leviticus 20:11). And Stevens DOESN'T fear God... "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way..." (Proverb 8:13). Kindly, Marsha Stevens is an imposter, of the Devil, who is exploiting the name of Christ for her own agenda. Beware Christian! Warn your friends and children of these wolves in sheep's clothing who want to homosexualize your children in Jesus' name. I don't enjoy writing articles like this, but I love Jesus more than everything else and must speak THE TRUTH.
Let all Christians rise to meet the challenge of the homosexual community—we will NOT accept their sick and sinful lifestyle! Let us not be compromisers to hobnob with the Devil's crowd. All Christians who love Jesus, believe the Bible, and fear God should stand against all forms of open sin in the public!
Again, I don't condemn anyone, for the Bible condemns all of us as guilty, dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinners. I certainly don't go looking for anyone's personal sins, God forbid. I expose the unfruitful works of darkness as Ephesians 5:11 commands. If you're looking for a big sinner, you've found the biggest one right here. My salvation solely rests in Christ's righteousness, because of the precious blood that He gave for our sins. Jesus Christ is my righteousness.