A new Christian-based organization has now been birthed to help
homosexuals leave the lifestyle.
Anne Paulk, a spokesperson for the Restored
Hope Network, lived the lesbian lifestyle until she found
Christ 28 years ago. She tells OneNewsNow her group hopes to
replace Exodus International -- an organization that once had a
biblical purpose but is now trying to please homosexual activists
rather than Christ. According to Paulk, Exodus International has
embraced an extreme theology related to grace.
"It was kind of an error in the thinking of once saved always
saved, saying that a person need no longer confess or repent from
their sin, particularly confess," she explains. "So, it removes the
cleansing power of 1 John 1:9, which says, 'If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from
But Paulk contends that one must embrace the whole gospel. While
the Bible does address falling into sin (Hebrews 6:4-6; 1 Timothy
1:19; 2 Peter 2:20-22), The
Baptist Faith and Message, for example, declares that "all true
believers endure to the end..." (Romans 8:31-39; 2 Timothy 1:12;
John 10:27-30; John 6:37-40)
"Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation,
whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts,
and bring reproach on the cause of Christ and temporal judgments on
themselves," it continues. "Yet they shall be kept by the power of
God through faith unto salvation."
Since the Restored Hope Network was begun, affiliations have
increased rapidly. In fact, a conference is planned next month in
Oklahoma City to introduce the ministry to people who want to
change their sexual orientation.
"We will be covering some pretty deep topics," the Network
spokesperson relays. "We actually want to equip people and give
them an opportunity for God's healing work to be done during that
time. [There will be] some important prayer times, but some
fantastic preaching and teaching. We also will have workshops that
will help men and women, parents [and] family members," Paulk
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