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Hartline’s Revelations About a Cure

Timothy Kincaid

October 31st, 2007

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I don’t often discuss anti/ex-gay activist James Hartline. I personally believe him to deeply emotionally and mentally disturbed and for that reason am more tolerant of his irrational rants. I do, however, find those like Peter LaBarbera who take advantage of this poor man’s condition to be beneath contempt.

Yet some conservative media will trot Hartline out when they want extremist anti-gay quotes. And they conveniently avoid quoting his less conventional opinions. For example, no conservative evangelical Christian media will be quoting this rather bizarre statement:

To those involved in gay activism who persecute my ministry: Are you really as truthful as you claim with regards to wanting an end to the AIDS epidemic? Think about this:

Do you really want a cure? What if God wants to reveal the cure to one of His Christian servants? Perhaps He is going to reveal to me or one of the members of my prayer team a cure for AIDS. We pray for a cure all of the time. In fact, He may have already revealed the cure. We have just not analyzed all of the revelations that God has shown us through our prayer times.

So, the next time you think about attacking our ministry because we stand up for the Bible, you may be attacking the one that God is showing the miracle of a cure for AIDS.
We do pray for a cure and we believe that God is bringing a cure soon.

Sadly, Hartline does not see a cure for AIDS as a demonstration of God’s compassion, but solely as a reward for Hartline’s prayers. And he further believes that God is showing him great revelations that may already include such a cure. James is the central character in his universe and his god plays a secondary role.

I wish James health and happiness. I wish him peace and mental comfort. And I wish that those who irresponsibly showcase him in their anti-gay activism would repent from their exploitation.

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John
October 31st, 2007 | LINK

I thought that Hartline had repeatedly claimed that God had already cured Hartline of his HIV infection.

Timothy Kincaid
October 31st, 2007 | LINK

Not yet, John. He claims that God is going to cure him in a miraculous way that will trigger a great revival across the nation with him at the forefront of it.

Ken R
October 31st, 2007 | LINK

So, the next time you think about attacking our ministry because we stand up for the Bible, you may be attacking the one that God is showing the miracle of a cure for AIDS.

I have a problem with anyone claiming that they “stand up for the Bible”. Not that I am saying that the Bible has no validity mind you. But the Bible is not God. Nor does the Bible claim to be. Why must they claim the Bible first as inerrant before professing Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and THE Word of God?

This is a problem I have been having more and more with fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals.

David Roberts
November 2nd, 2007 | LINK

But the Bible is not God. Nor does the Bible claim to be.

John 1:1?

Ken R
November 3rd, 2007 | LINK

David if you read John further:

1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – Jesus

14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

It is Jesus that is proclaimed to be THE Word of God. As Christians we need to be mindful that Jesus himself IS the Word made flesh. That was the point I was trying to make in my previous post.

Timothy Kincaid
November 5th, 2007 | LINK

Ken R is correct.

In fact, nowhere in Scripture is the Bible called “The Word of God”. That is a title reserved for Christ. Those who seek to replace the Living Christ with paper and ink are practicing idolotry.

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