A passionate and convicting book that gives clear evidence that people, in fact, find lasting freedom from homosexuality and freedom from a life defined by "gay" identity fallacies. This book is needed by church members and leadership as arsenal in their battle for truth in this day of "hip-hop gospel relativism" of people dumbing down the power of the Gospel of Jesus and His available transformation.
Stephen Black was the Chairman of the Ministry Council of Exodus International in 2012 which subsequently failed and closed up because it denied its own mission and purpose to bring full healing and restoration to those seeking a sexual identity defined by Christ alone. It was during this time Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International began abandoning the Exodus International mission. Chambers started communicating an ambiguous and deceptive message that no one's same-sex attractions change, and thus leaving people condemned to live a life defined by a gay identity. This was a dark time as Chambers completely contradicted the message of true hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Chambers' proclamations, repeated daily by gay activists, compelled Black to see that the true banner of hope was being raised elsewhere by then, the 36-year-old ministry of First Stone Ministries and by other ministries that later joined the Restored Hope Network.
Polled over a period of 13 months, respondents to a First Stone Ministries’ survey from a 25-year period of ministry (1990-2015), provided evidence that First Stone has indeed produced the healing available through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The results are amazing! The survey revealed the exact opposite to Chambers' gay-affirming proclamations. Truth is, many people have found lasting freedom!
Freedom Realized describes a behind-the-scenes unfolding of Black’s and other leaders' attempts to restore righteousness to Exodus International. Unfortunately, it was not to be. Instead, in September of 2012, God raised up a new voice to offer hope to those seeking lasting change by forming and empowering the Restored Hope Network. Freedom Realized, in part, is a tribute to many of the courageous men and women of God who worked to form Restored Hope Network, such as Frank Worthen who was a spiritual father in this move of God and who has recently gone to be with Him.