‘TORRENTS DE VIE’ ORGANISES CAMPS TO HELP PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. THE EQUALITY MINISTER CONDEMNS WHAT SHE DESCRIBES AS “HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA ON DISPLAY”.
An evangelical group in France has come under the radar of the media and the government after a journalist covertly record images and conversations in one of its activities.
Torrents de vie (part of a larger international inter-denominational Christian ministry) is active in around 10 French cities offering seminars, pastoral counselling and conferences with the aim of helping to find “grace, truth and freedom in one’s relationships and sexuality”, says its website.
A reporter of the news broadcaster BFMTV attended one of the organisation’s summer camps in July with a hidden camera, recording the conversations happening among people seeking spiritual help in issues related to identity and sexual orientation.
The report aired later on tv showed testimonies of someone struggling with their “confusion and emotional dependence on other women”. Another attendant appears saying: “the Lord has restored my relationship with men”.
A “prayer of renounciation to the fire of desire” towards people of the same sex is also recorded on camera.
Note how testimony of the work of Jesus Christ in the people’s lives is seen as harmful. Saying “the Lord has restored my relationship with men” is somehow a pejorative in this article rather than something praiseworthy. If someone is brought out of confusion and testifies “confusion and emotional dependence on other women” and attributes that to Jesus, how is this harmful? Finally, as you see, a “prayer of renunciation to the fire of desire” which means to repent of evil desires (Colossians 3:5) that burn inside onself, is treated as a negative thing.
Why is this? Because the world is under the control of Satan, and his religion is “do as you please.” The French “minsiter” calls repentance “conversion therapy.” Her religion demands that sodomy and transgenderism be freed from the bounds of Christianity and anyone calling it a sin. They want to be free of the Creator. (Psalm 2)
Praise the Lord, people are repenting and being set free of evil desires. We will continue to evangelize, proselytize, and disciple people who want to be discipled by Jesus, want freedom from sin.
P.S. Can you translate French? It would be great to get a transcript of this video news story. Contact me daren @ warroadcommunitychurch.org if you can translate it.