Testimony of an Ex-gay Missionary

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This week, Matthew Karchner joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to talk about how God’s relentless love and the work of the Holy Spirit changed his life. He shares honestly about his testimony, his transition out of the homosexual lifestyle, and his current ministry to the people of Cambodia.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Guest Matthew Karchner shares his testimony of growing up in a Christian home, falling into alcohol and drugs, embracing the gay lifestyle, and how Jesus set him free.

  • Satan and the flesh will lead you into progressively deeper, darker, and more depraved sin.

  • Those struggling with a sin that they perceive as unforgivable might be deceived into thinking the gospel doesn’t apply to them.

  • Matthew Karchner now uses his story to minister to others in the LGBT community and has found that he faces more resistance to his ministry in the US than in Cambodia.

  • If a person was tempted to lie but instead told the truth, we wouldn’t label them a liar, so we don’t need to label someone with temptation to same-sex attraction as gay.

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Matthew Karchner

When his corporate career required that Matt support the LGBT agenda, his resignation letter read, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back.” Once chief among gay sinners, he now witnesses to the LGBT. Praise the Lord!

Based in Southeast Asia, Matt and his wife Rebekah serve wherever the Lord leads.

While writing and raising support for their mission, Matt strives to help churches welcome the LGBT with a balance of grace and truth.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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