Ray Boltz

Here’s a story on Ray Boltz, a prominent Christian song writer and worship singer, coming out publicly regarding is homosexuality. I first saw this story link here at Justin Taylor’s blog. The comments on this post are staggering. Here are a few beauties:

“Oh, how sad.
Not just that he believes that lie, but what that belief indicates: that God has removed a portion of His grace. That is truly terrifying.”

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“I am shocked. Is this part of the ‘great falling away’ that the Bible refers to?”

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“He has identified himself with a category that will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.
I have to put serious thought into whether or not I’ll use “Thank You” in the future.”

If these responses represent the status quo in American Christianity, then maybe I need to recuse myself.

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13 thoughts on “Ray Boltz

  1. “This is what it really comes down to,” he says. “If this is the way God made me, then this is the way I’m going to live. It’s not like God made me this way and he’ll send me to hell if I am who he created me to be … I really feel closer to God because I no longer hate myself.”

    Its hard to argue with a person who has found peace… even if you don’t agree.

  2. i went over to justins blog and read some of the comments. wow!
    just a different mindset with some of the people hanging out in the comments section.

    i think its interesting all of the people, in the year 2008, who say they will never buy another ray boltz album because of his homosexuality. i quit buying his albums in 1990 because they were just bad.

  3. Ray… Are you reading what your singing about? You know better. Look to our (your) Savior Jesus Christ, and his word as to the results of what direction your taking. Your an example to the world. Think of what your saying to the world (believers & non believers) and how your decision will affect their spiritual lives. I’ll pray for you brother!

  4. OK, I’m going to go all the way out on a limb here and say I don’t even believe homosexuality IS a sin. I won’t go into all the different reasons I believe that. It came down to how I view scripture and the cultural influences that would have had to have crept into what we have today, who I believe God is, and having the privilege to know some of the best people I have ever known, who happen to be homosexual. If more Christians were like the homosexual people I know, every church in this country would be standing room only. By the way where have I been, I’ve never heard of Ray Boltz.

  5. Stop defending what God calls evil! Ray Boltz is wrong, period! God did not make any of His creations gay! If He did He would not condem it in both the Old and New Testaments.

    The problem we are having in today’s upside down, strange fire Christianity, is that everyone wants to be “seeker friendly” “gay friendly” etc friendly,except God friendly! No one wants to offend anyone with the truth of God’s Word! We would rather offend God with our words!

    This slide towards apostasy has crept in, and so called “leaders and pastors” are permitting it by following the likes of Rick Warren and his purpose driven ageneda while he works with Gay and Lesbian groups!

    We have Tony Campolo and his wife and Phillip Yancey supporting and sympathizing with the gay lifestyle!

    We have T.D. Jakes insinuating that Ruth and Naomi, and David and Jonathan, were bordering on lesbianism and homosexuality!

    Insteads of pastors warning the flock to stay clear from such apostates, they remain quiet so as to not judge. “Judgment begins with the house of the Lord!”

    So called “Christians” do not know scripture today. Christianity has become a fad; a social club or just the religious thing to do!

    We have “Christian” girls and older woman dressing like the world and looking like prostitutes flaunting their ware in the sanctuary. Immodesty is rampant in the church, yet no one says a thing, because we have “liberty in Christ” and we do not want to offend! But we gladly offend and violate God and His Word! God is still Holy and He will settle accounts! “God is not mocked!

    Oh how sad! Then we wonder why Ray Boltz was able to “come out of the closet.” The church today has facilitated it! We are free to do whatever we please! In Christ of course! Sin, sin, and sin some more so grace can abound, abound and abound some more!

    That’s why many will hear the words “Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity, I never knew you!”

  6. I can’t wait, Jorge! It’s gonna hurt so good! Hopefully there will be a phone down there so I can call you and see what I’m missing out on! I’m sure you and God will be ROTFL!

  7. i couldn’t read the comments – page was down, but i’m shocked you didn’t think this WAS the status quo of american christianity! you must know something i don’t. i thought it was known that ‘god hates fags’ & that it’s ‘adam & eve not adam & steve’….

    i’m glad the guy has found peace w/ himself. i couldn’t even IMAGINE what he has emotionally gone through & will go through – you know a majority of his friends/family/ and fan base (i.e. Christians) will probably turn against him.

    honestly, i’m not a christian or gay – but i’d rather go to their hell w/ homosexuals than heaven w/hateful-spiteful christians anyday.

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