“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20).
Whereas sin is the breaking of God’s laws revealed in the Bible. All sexual sins are condemned by God, including heterosexual adultery, homosexual sex, lesbianism, and bestiality. All sex outside of monogamous, heterosexual marriage is immoral.
Whereas the Bible claims that no one has a right to call himself a Christian who chooses a lifestyle which includes these sins or any other sins including murder, stealing, perjury etc.
Whereas to ordain men to the Christian ministry and place them in leadership in God’s Church who deliberately and regularly commit such sins as kidnapping, rape, theft, perjury, or any of the sexual sins mentioned above would be an extreme foolishness that tramples on God’s commandments and holds God and His honor in contempt.
Whereas the recent elevation of an unrepentant homosexual to the holy office of Apostle / Bishop is an aberration; it is both dishonoring to God and a betrayal of the historic Faith of Christianity. The ordination of a practicing homosexual to any church office contradicts the clear mandate of the first Jerusalem council (Acts 15) led by the original leaders of the Church, Christ’s Apostles. We urge the churches to remove from office, all practicing homosexuals, to call them to repentance and then accompany them on the difficult road of restoration.
Whereas the Bible declares that homosexuals must repent of and forsake their homosexual practices and turn to Jesus in order to be saved. The Bible describes the good news of Christ as the gift of His grace. He gives His children the power to turn away from sin. As sinners we know that perfect goodness is found only in Jesus Christ. We welcome as brothers and sisters all who call on the name of Christ and repent of their sins and homosexual practices. We are compelled by God’s love to extend an extra measure of compassion to people wounded by any form of sexual addiction.
Whereas the Apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals…shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God” (I Corinthians 6:9-11).
Whereas history shows us that every Christian society of the past has condemned the practice of homosexuality. Every state of the United States of America outlawed sodomy until recently. The history of Greece and Rome shows that the acceptance of homosexual practice is one of the last steps before the collapse of civilized societies.
Therefore let it be resolve exhort that All IFOCC Apostles, Bishops and Pastors should read from their pulpits, and heads of families to discuss in their homes, this statement and the relevant Bible passages. We exhort all mature Christians to show compassion toward the sexually broken and actively demonstrate the love and compassion of our Redeemer God.
Therefore Let It Be Resolve that the Bible, which is the Word of the Living God, speaks clearly regarding homosexuality: Romans 1:24-28; 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Jude 7; Exodus 18:20; Leviticus 18:22-25; 20:13; 1 Kings 14:24
Therefore Let It Be Resolve that the I.F.O.C.C. and the Joint College Of Apostles and Bishops does not condone nor will it tolerate homosexuality among its leadership.
Therefore Let It Be Resolve that the I.F.O.C.C. and the Joint College Of Apostles and Bishops will refuse and decline any and all applications from those who are practicing Homosexuality.
Therefore Let It Be Resolve that the I.F.O.C.C and the Joint College Of Apostles and Bishops will not license, confirm or consecrate any homosexuals.
Therefore Let It Finally Be Resolve that the I.F.O.C.C. will investigate all complaints as in regards to homosexuality and sexual immorality among its leadership and will act accordingly.
This Document Approved and Adopted August 22, 2013
Proviso: This resolution shall be sent to all Apostles, Bishops, Prophets, Pastors, and executive board members. It shall also be sent to all persons seeking membership into the I.F.O.C.C. or J.C.O.A.B.
Presiding Prelate I.F.O.C.C.
I.F.O.C.C. Executive Board
Bishop CY Perry
Bishop Glynn Adderley
Bishop Ralph Ward
Bishop Hercs Ponsaran
Sylvester Kirth D’Andrade
Dr. Margarita D’Andrade
Prophetess Yvonne Turner
Pastor Brenda Washington Executive Assistant
Marsha Haynes Co Executive Administrative Assistant