July 10, 2022

Successful Hollywood Production Designer Gay Atheist Met Jesus Christ In A Supernatural Moment. His New Identity Is Now In Christ Not His Sexuality.

This is so awesome! Yay! :) This reminds me of Romans 12-2 AMPLIFIED which reads, "And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]."

I am a Lesbian who identifies as a Christian who loves Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. My relationship and walk with Jesus Christ is mine alone. My life doesn't evolve around my sexuality. I am fully surrendered to Christ. This is the power of the Holy Spirit. To all in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community, God almighty loves you sooooo much. God has never stopped loving you and wants to have a personal releationship with you. Please open your heart to Jesus Christ and welcome Him into your life. I promise you that you will feel a love so pure that can't be compared to anything on this earth.

UPDATE 7/13/22 at 12:42am: I find it very interesting that many in the gay community and many Christians both saying that "you can't be gay and Christian". Huh? When I say God will meet you right where you are, I mean just that. ALL born again Christians were not saints when they were touched by Jesus Christ and made Him their Lord and Savior. Most born again Christians are still not saints. The fact that you would judge someone for their sin makes you on par with Satan. Satan knows our name but calls us by our sin. God knows our sin but he calls us by our name. I can understand many in the gay community believing we can't be gay and Christian because they've been lied to by Christians and the Satanists who want to keep gay people away from knowing God. I mean, come on, the Satanic Temple advertise that God hates gay people and Satan accepts them. Shouldn't Christians be telling gay people God loves them so much and wants to have a personal relationship with them? YES! It's not for you to dictate who God loves and doesn't love. Let the Holy Spirit work. There's a horrible Pharisee spirit in the Christian community. Didn't Jesus Christ call you a den of vipers! You're the reason people hate Christians and Jesus Christ and God almighty!

If you have a gay son or daughter, wouldn't you want to vet who they are dating like you would your straight child? You want them to date people with good family values, etc. someone who is not going to hurt your son or daughter.
(emphasis mine)
The 700 Club published June 16, 2022: Becket Cook Shares Why Gay Label Falls Short of New Identity. Successful Hollywood production designer, Becket Cook, trades gay lifestyle for fulfilling new identity in Jesus Christ.

written by Nathaniel Banister
Thursday June 16, 2022

Successful Hollywood production designer, Becket Cook, traded his gay lifestyle for a fulfilling new identity in Jesus Christ. Here's his story, in his own words:

"I thought the whole purpose of my life and meaning of my life was finding true love in another human being - in a guy - and finding and success in my career."

"So at a very young age, I knew that I was attracted to the same sex. I had to keep it to myself. I dated, you know, girls. In elementary school, I went steady with girls. In high school I dated girls. But it was all a faรงade."

"After college. I ended up moving to LA to pursue acting and writing and kind of a creative - more of a creative field. I just came out to everyone. That's when I fully embraced homosexuality as my identity."

"After each relationship with a guy, and after it would end, I had total amnesia that it - how it all ended. And I would think, oh, the next guy is going to be perfect and the next guy is going to be amazing. And of course like two years later, (MAKES SOUND) it's over, you know. There's cheating, infidelity, and it's over."

"At this point in my life, I was very successful in my career as a set designer, production designer. I mean, I was doing covers for Vogue and for Harper's Bazaar. I worked with a lot of pop stars like Katy Perry and Paris Hilton and Oprah. Like, everyone you can imagine – I worked with them. And I also started my own men's fashion line that was successful. Our clothes were in, you know, L.A., New York, Paris.

"I went to all the shows. I went to all the after-parties. I was at this one after-party in Paris, and I remember, just everyone was there from the fashion world. I think Kanye was there that year, and I was kind of looking out over the crowd, it just struck me so profoundly. I was like, is that all there is to life? Just going to parties for the rest of my life, is this what it's all about? And I really started to panic that night. I was overwhelmed with a sense of emptiness."

"I got back to LA and got busy with work for about six months. I was at a coffee shop in Silver Lake with my best friend. And he was gay too. And we noticed, shockingly, that there was a table next to us with Bibles on the table. This was the first time I'd seen a Bible in public in Los Angeles ever. And by that point in my life, I was - I was a practical atheist."

"Finally I just turned around and I said, 'Are you guys Christians?' And they just - they laid it out for me. They told me what they believe. They told me the gospel. 'So what does your church in Hollywood believe about homosexuality?' And they were just like, 'Well, you know, we believe it's a sin.' And what's interesting about that is, number one, I appreciated how kind of frank they were and honest."

"They invited me to church the following Sunday. And I-I was like, 'I don't know if I'm going to go to your church, but I'll think about it.' And then the following Sunday, I wake up and I'm like, 'I guess I'm just going to go to this church today.'"

"The pastor comes out and he starts preaching on Romans chapter seven and something strange started happening. Everything he was saying, every word he was saying, every sentence he was saying started to resonate this truth in my mind, in my heart, and I didn't know why. I was on the edge of my seat, literally on the edge of my seat."

"It was the first time I had really heard the gospel and understood it... And before he left, he invited people to get prayed with on the side of the church."

"I go up to this guy, a stranger and I say, 'I don't know what I believe, but I – but I'm here.' And he said, 'Okay, let me pray for you.' And he laid hands on me and prayed for me. It seemed really intense and long. And I just remember thinking, why does this straight dude love me so much? Because it seems so loving what he was saying and praying."

"And all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit is just like (MAKES NOISE) - like floods me, and God has revealed Himself to me in that moment. And He's like, 'You're now adopted into my kingdom. Welcome.' And I was like, 'Whoa!' (LAUGHS) And I just like started bawling, hysterically balling."

"And I knew, in that moment, I knew into the core of my being that being gay was no longer who I was. But I didn't care. Like I had just met Jesus Christ."

"Some people might say that I'm just suppressing who I really am, but they don't get it because, you know, I lived that life for a really long time and I, I marched in gay pride parades. I, I marched in gay marriage equality parades. I was super gay. I tried that for 30 years. This is actually, really who I am now."

"My hope is that people will realize how much more amazing it is to deny yourself and follow Christ rather than to just give in to sin now just to satisfy some immediate need."

"It's not a happiness from the world. It's a joy that comes from Christ. With God, I feel this unconditional love from Him that will never leave. Like He'll never leave or forsake me. I'm happy to leave that dead man behind because He's worth it."
Allie Beth Stuckey published How to Share Christ with LGBTQ People | Guest: Becket Cook | Ep 582.

Today we're talking to Becket Cook, host of "The Becket Cook Show" on YouTube & Author of the Book "A Change of Affection: A Gay Man's Incredible Story of Redemption". We discuss Becket's testimony, how he went from being raised Catholic to spending his college years and early adult life with no faith, very much caught up in the gay culture of California, to his conversion experience and redemption in Christ. We also talk about how to approach different situations in which Christians often find themselves at odds with secular culture. Should Christians attend their gay friends' weddings? Should they use transgender people's "preferred pronouns"? Becket gives his thoughts on how to navigate these scenarios in the most biblical and loving way possible.
700 Club Interactive published Can You be a Gay Christian? | EXTENDED Interview. What happens when a gay man encounters the power of the Holy Spirit? Becket Cook, a formerly gay man shares his amazing Christ-Encounter and answers the church's most commonly asked questions about the LGBTQ+ community.

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