A nurse goes on the attack!!

Amy Gallagher

“Christian nurse to sue mental health clinic over course that dubbed Bible ‘racist’” so read the headlines in today’s ‘Daily Express’. 

The article states: “A NHS mental health clinic is facing legal action after running a course which branded the Bible and all white people ‘racist’.

Amy Gallagher is planning to sue the Portman Clinic in North London, part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, after she felt some of its courses contained religious and racial discrimination. Ms Gallagher – a Christian nurse – undertook the course during clinical training in psychotherapy.

The Christian nurse is currently trying to crowdfund £50,000 to pay for the legal action against the clinic.

“On what I’ve experienced, what they describe as anti-racism is racism. What they describe as tolerance is intolerance.

She began the Portman Clinic’s Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy course in September 2020 with the aim of finishing clinical training that would qualify her to set up a psychotherapy practice.”

Any Christian who dares to term the presently accepted evil practices linked to the LGBT community, as morally perverted and sin is immediately termed as someone given over to prejudice and hatred of those guilty of this wicked practice.

That is just not true of the genuine Bible-believer.

We hate the sin just as society generally hates the crimes of murder and robbery! But hating the ‘sin’ is not the same as hating the sinner!

Paul the Apostle wrote of sodomy and its confederate wickedness: “‭For‭ the wrath‭ of God‭ is revealed‭‭ from‭ heaven‭ against‭ all‭ ungodliness‭ and‭ unrighteousness‭ of men‭, who hold‭‭ the truth‭ in‭ unrighteousness‭;‭ ‭because‭ that which may be known‭ of God‭ is‭‭ manifest‭ in‭ them‭; for‭ God‭ hath shewed‭‭ [it] unto them‭.‭ ‭For‭ the invisible things‭ of him‭ from‭ the creation‭ of the world‭ are clearly seen‭‭, being understood‭‭ by the things that are made‭, [even]‭ his‭ eternal‭ power‭ and‭ Godhead‭; so‭ that they‭ are‭‭ without excuse‭:‭ ‭because‭ that, when they knew‭‭ God‭, they glorified‭‭ [him] not‭ as‭ God‭, neither‭ were thankful‭‭; but‭ became vain‭‭ in‭ their‭ imaginations‭, and‭ their‭ foolish‭ heart‭ was darkened‭‭.‭ ‭Professing themselves‭‭ to be‭‭ wise‭, they became fools‭‭,‭ ‭and‭ changed‭‭ the glory‭ of the uncorruptible‭ God‭ into‭ an image‭ made like‭ to corruptible‭ man‭, and‭ to birds‭, and‭ fourfooted beasts‭, and‭ creeping things‭.‭ ‭Wherefore‭ God‭ also‭ gave‭‭ them‭ up‭‭ to‭ uncleanness‭ through‭ the lusts‭ of their own‭ hearts‭, to dishonour‭‭ their own‭ bodies‭ between‭ themselves‭:‭ ‭who‭ changed‭‭ the truth‭ of God‭ into‭ a lie‭, and‭ worshipped‭‭ and‭ served‭‭ the creature‭ more than‭ the Creator‭‭, who‭ is‭‭ blessed‭ for‭ ever‭. Amen‭.‭ ‭For‭ this‭ cause God‭ gave‭‭ them‭ up‭‭ unto‭ vile‭ affections‭: for‭ even‭ their‭ women‭ did change‭‭ the natural‭ use‭ into‭ that which is against‭ nature‭:‭ ‭And‭ likewise‭ also‭ the men‭, leaving‭‭ the natural‭ use‭ of the woman‭, burned‭‭ in‭ their‭ lust‭ one toward another‭‭; men‭ with‭ men‭ working‭‭ that which is unseemly‭, and‭ receiving‭‭ in‭ themselves‭ that recompence‭ of their‭ error‭ which‭ was meet‭‭.‭ ‭And‭ even as‭ they did‭‭ not‭ like‭‭ to retain‭‭ God‭ in‭ [their] knowledge‭, God‭ gave‭‭ them‭ over‭‭ to‭ a reprobate‭ mind‭, to do‭‭ those things which are‭‭ not‭ convenient‭‭;‭” Romans 1:18-28.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

I have underlined the particularly relevant verses.

Now the same man who wrote these verses wrote also the following verses.

“ Know ye‭‭ not‭ that‭ the unrighteous‭ shall‭‭ not‭ inherit‭‭ the kingdom‭ of God‭? Be‭‭ not‭ deceived‭‭: neither‭ fornicators‭, nor‭ idolaters‭, nor‭ adulterers‭, nor‭ effeminate‭, nor‭ abusers of themselves with mankind‭,‭ ‭nor‭ thieves‭, nor‭ covetous‭, nor‭ drunkards‭, nor‭ revilers‭, nor‭ extortioners‭, shall inherit‭‭‭ the kingdom‭ of God‭.‭And‭ such‭ were‭‭ some of you‭: but‭ ye are washed‭‭, but‭ ye are sanctified‭‭, but‭ ye are justified‭‭ in‭ the name‭ of the Lord‭ Jesus‭, and‭ by‭ the Spirit‭ of our‭ God‭,‭” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

These words were written to Christians in the Church at Corinth. It is clear that amongst the membership of that church were those who WERE ONCE “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭effeminate‭, . . . ‭abusers of themselves with mankind‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬”.

These are terms which today equate with ‘sodomy’!

Therefore we must note that the man who condemned the wickedness of sodomy in Romans chapter 1 is the same man who readily embraces those who were converted from such wickedness as fellow Christians. He gives a very full ‘theological’ definition of their conversion. “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭Ye are washed‭‭, but‭ ye are sanctified‭‭, but‭ ye are justified‭‭ in‭ the name‭ of the Lord‭ Jesus‭, and‭ by‭ the Spirit‭ of our‭ God‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬”.

I must stress that the man who was God’s means of bringing these poor moral derelicts to a saving knowledge of Christ was the writer of the Epistle to the Romans! Paul was the man who, under God, brought the church in Corinth into being. Here is the account of that glorious event in Acts.

“‭ After‭ these things‭ Paul‭ departed‭‭ from‭ Athens‭, and came‭‭ to‭ Corinth‭ . . . . . ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬And‭ he reasoned‭‭ in‭ the synagogue‭‭ every‭ sabbath‭, and‭ persuaded‭‭ the Jews‭ and‭ the Greeks‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ . . . . “‭And‭ when they opposed‭‭ themselves‭, and‭ blasphemed‭‭, he shook‭‭ [his] raiment‭, and said‭‭ unto‭ them‭, Your‭ blood‭ [be] upon‭ your‭ own heads‭; I‭ [am] clean‭: from‭ henceforth‭ I will go‭‭ unto‭ the Gentiles‭.‭ ‭And‭ he departed‭‭ thence‭, and entered‭‭ into‭ a certain‭ [man’s] house‭, named‭ Justus‭, [one] that worshipped‭‭ God‭, whose‭ house‭ joined hard‭‭‭‭ to the synagogue‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ . . . ‭Then‭ spake‭‭ the Lord‭ to Paul‭ in‭ the night‭ by‭ a vision‭, Be‭‭ not‭ afraid‭‭, but‭ speak‭‭, and‭ hold‭‭ not‭ thy peace‭‭:‭ ‭For‭ I‭ am‭‭ with‭ thee‭, and‭ no man‭ shall set on‭‭ thee‭ to hurt‭‭ thee‭: for‭ I‭ have‭‭ much‭ people‭ in‭ this‭ city‭.‭ ‭And‭ he continued‭‭ [there] a year‭ and‭ six‭ months‭, teaching‭‭ the word‭ of God‭ among‭ them‭,‭” ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Acts 18:1, 4‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, ‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭6-7‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, ‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭9-11‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬.

Thus it was during this time of Paul’s preaching amongst them that the conversions he writes of in Corinthians 6:9-11 took place.

This took place about AD 54. some 5 years later, in AD 59 (Usher’s Chronology), Paul was compelled to write to the Corinthians because of the errors that had broken out there. “‭Now‭ I beseech‭‭ you‭, brethren‭, by‭ the name‭ of our‭ Lord‭ Jesus‭ Christ‭, that‭ ye‭‭ all‭ speak‭‭ the same thing‭, and‭ [that] there be‭‭ no‭ divisions‭ among‭ you‭; but‭ [that] ye be‭‭ perfectly joined together‭‭ in‭ the same‭ mind‭ and‭ in‭ the same‭ judgment‭.‭ ‭For‭ it hath been declared‭‭ unto me‭ of‭ you‭, my‭ brethren‭, by‭ them [which are of the house‭] of Chloe‭, that‭ there are‭‭ contentions‭ among‭ you‭,‭” 1 Corinthians 1:10-11.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

The point that I wish to stress is that it is possible to denounce moral depravity (as Paul did in Romans chapter 1 under divine inspiration) and yet have a true and genuine concern of heart for such as those whose ways he so stoutly condemned. What he says of HIS converts in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 shows this to be so.

The charge so commonly laid against the Christian by those who hate the gospel and wish to bring public detestation upon those who preach against today’s perversions, is utterly bereft of any substance.

It is every bit as false as the charges brought against the Lord Jesus in His day and against His apostles on so many occasions.

The response of Paul to his accusers in Acts 24 are worthy of note for they can, in essence be repeated by Christians still.

“‭Then‭ Paul‭, after that the governor‭ had beckoned‭‭ unto him‭ to speak‭‭, answered‭‭, Forasmuch as I know‭‭ that thou‭ hast been‭‭ of‭ many‭ years‭ a judge‭ unto this‭ nation‭, I do‭‭ the more cheerfully‭ answer‭‭ for‭ myself‭:‭ ‭because that thou‭ mayest‭‭ understand‭‭, that‭ there are‭‭ yet but‭‭ twelve‭ days‭‭ since‭‭ I‭ went up‭‭ to‭ Jerusalem‭ for to worship‭‭.‭ ‭And‭ they neither‭ found‭‭ me‭ in‭ the temple‭ disputing‭‭ with‭ any man‭, neither‭ raising up‭‭‭‭ the people‭‭, neither‭ in‭ the synagogues‭, nor‭ in‭ the city‭:‭ ‭neither‭ can‭‭ they prove‭‭‭ the things‭ whereof‭ they‭‭ now‭ accuse‭‭ me‭.‭ ‭But‭ this‭ I confess‭‭ unto thee‭, that‭ after‭ the way‭ which‭ they call‭‭ heresy‭, so‭ worship I‭‭ the God‭ of my fathers‭, believing‭‭ all things‭ which‭ are written‭‭ in‭ the law‭ and‭ in‭ the prophets‭:‭ ‭and have‭‭ hope‭ toward‭ God‭, which‭ they‭ themselves‭ also‭ allow‭‭, that there shall be‭‭‭‭ a resurrection‭ of the dead‭, both‭ of the just‭ and‭ unjust‭.‭ ‭And‭ herein‭‭ do I exercise‭‭ myself‭, to have‭‭ always‭ a conscience‭ void of offence‭ toward‭ God‭, and‭ [toward] men‭,‭” verses 10-16.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Sadly, such abuse is but the lot of any, in every age, who seek to follow the Lord Jesus and proclaim His Word to mankind!


Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
24th January 2022.