Matthew Vines' Reformation Strategy: Will it reshape the visible church?

vinesFor the past year now we've been reporting on the Matthew Vines Reformation conference, a project launched last week in Kansas City to infiltrate Bible-believing and preaching churches to get them to change their minds about what the Bible says about homosexuality. Will it work? They're not trying to infiltrate the liberal churches; that's already a forgone conclusion.But if you attend a conservative church where you believe what God has said through His Word, you've been forewarned.  Here is the latest from The Christian Post:

50 'Hand-Picked' Christians Trained To Convince Churches To Re-Interpret Scripture's Gay Boundaries

By Jeff Schapiro, Christian Post Reporter

Fifty hand-picked Christians were part of a seminal conference last week planned by Matthew Vines, a 23-year-old gay Christian who believes Scripture allows for monogamous homosexual activity, in an effort to spread the idea in the American church over the next decade.

Vines says he has had success in convincing lay members of churches over the last year that monogamous homosexual activity is allowed by Scripture, but is encountering resistance from Scriptural scholars. He is likely to encounter much more, say theologians.

More than 100 people applied to participate in the four-day conference, though only 50 were accepted, and the chosen were required to rigorously study throughout the summer before the conference even began. Vines sent them 1,100 pages of dense, academic reading material, for example, to make sure they understood both sides of the issue before the event began last Wednesday.

"The goal of the conference was to be training Christians who are in churches that don't currently support LGBT people and to give them the biblical tools and knowledge that they need to go back to their churches and have constructive, persuasive conversations with other believers on these issues," Vines said.

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