Nate Collins considers himself, and other “Gay Christians,” to be modern day prophets to the church to call us to repentance for our idolatry of the “nuclear family?” It’s somehow “idolatrous” for the church to embrace and uplift God’s created design of the nuclear family? Finally, we are to believe that the ones God has sent to save the church from His created order in Genesis are those who are disordered in their attractions as described in Romans 1?
In May, I asked about Nate Collins – a graduate and former teacher at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I warned about the Revoice Conference and his self-description as a “married, same-sex-attracted/gay man.” In June, I called for Russell Moore (@drmoore) to take a firm stand.
At Revoice, Collins preached from Jeremiah where he rightly described the prophet’s ministry as a call to the nation of Judah to repentance.
Then Nate said, “During his ministry, Jeremiah experienced enormous suffering as a result of his faithfulness to his calling.”
My hermeneutical alarms went off: “Will he go there?” Yes, he will.
“Is it possible gay people today are being sent by God like Jeremiah to find God’s words for the church to eat them and make them our own; to shed light on modern false teachings and idolatries?”
“Is it possible that gender and sexual minorities living lives of costly obedience are themselves a prophetic call to the church to abandon idolatrous attitudes toward the nuclear family, towards sexual pleasure?” If so, then we are prophets.”
“But to embrace this calling, we also embrace the lament. For we will be persecuted….We have suffering and injustice to endure….Jeremiah’s primary ministry was to call Judah to repentance. Jeremiah experienced enormous suffering as a result of faithfulness to his calling.”
Throughout the sermon, Nate clearly implied that those who oppose the “Gay Christian Prophets” are like the bad shepherds in Jeremiah who act unjustly towards them.