Let me ask a necessary question; why is it we are so ready to fight for our orthodox Christian views on morality and neglect our orthodox Christian view on how to love our neighbor? We must learn to live unhindered, welcoming all as we share the Gospel of Grace, which is one of peace and rest. As we reduce fear and establish trust we will be able to inspire the hope that is within. A hope in Christ and His finished work! Please watch the message I shared this past Sunday at Grace Church Orlando, and then let me know what you think.

I value your honesty and critical review. Please refrain from attacking others.

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15 thoughts on “The Family Business: Unhindered

  1. I believe we should welcome everyone as well & be loving, kind. I’m not afraid, all people are all welcome at my church. Telling people the truth after you’ve established a friendship with them is love, not fear.

  2. Dear Alan

    Thank you for this wonderful message. I shared similar thoughts with someone else today. God is our righteousness and it’s not for us to stand in judgement over other people. Our job is to share the good news and to be witnesses of His boundless and limitless love.

    I have been gay for as long as I can remember. I have lived with the shame, guilt and condemnation heaped on me by others who had no concept of the daily torment I lived in. Then about 25 years ago Jesus broke into my world with a flood of his love.

    I’ve always known that Jesus does not condemn me for simply being gay. He doesn’t even condemn me when I find myself flirting or letting my eyes linger a bit longer than is proper on an attractive guy. He is continually transforming and renewing me a process that will only be complete when we get to glory.

    I want to say how much I appreciate your bravery in closing down Exodus and in offering an apology and in saying you were wrong. I’ve been there too. I tried to get “cured” but of course it didn’t work and I’m still attracted to men.

    Thanks again.

  3. As a Christian, how do we respond to the way our current culture wants to praise homosexuality and celebrate it? I believe we should treat EVERYONE with respect and love, and I agree with your message. But where do we draw the line?

      • Do you still believe that homosexuality is wrong, but it’s our approach that we need to change….. To be more full of love and grace? Is there a time we share the truth of Gods word? Forgive me if this sounds dumb, but trying to grasp what you’re saying- We still study Gods word together, right…. We don’t take anything away from Gods word, we just don’t want to preach at someone or shame them. Thank you in advance for sharing more.

  4. its not legalism to obey the commands of Jesus. are you suggesting we stop obeying the Spirit and the clear instructions of the new testament? are you proposing that hyper grace is a new revelation? grace and truth alan. grace AND truth. leaving one half out will produce unhealthy and potentially apostate disciples.