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  • DJ McMurray

    DJ McMurray Phoenix,AZ

    I have CD's from when you started years ago and enjoy them often. You a message has been nurturing and a blessing to me over the years. The oldest one I have is 1995 (I will not behave like prey) and the last one I purchased from your show here in AZ was after 1981 (For those who know best, it was new then). I am sure these titles will bring back very old memories. Thanks for the music, DJ.

    I have CD's from when you started years ago and enjoy them often. You a message has been nurturing and a blessing to me over the years. The oldest one I have is 1995 (I will not behave like prey) and the last one I purchased from your show here in AZ was after 1981 (For those who know best, it was new then). I am sure these titles will bring back very old memories. Thanks for the music, DJ.

  • John collings

    John collings Branson

    Wow , you are blessed Ray Boltz , I have always wanted to be a his backup singer ! I hope all is well with you

    Wow , you are blessed
    Ray
    Boltz , I have always wanted to be a his backup singer !
    I hope all is well with you

  • Marsha

    Marsha Nashville

    Hi Deb. I'm sorry you're struggling, but I'm glad you know that the answers you need are in the Word. First of all, I never try to "explain away" any Scripture. I try to understand it. Personally, I'm not sure why so many people seem to struggle with Romans 1 - especially since all the rest of Romans is SO encouraging, strengthening and enlightening to our walk. Romans 3 - all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; Romans 5 - we are not justified by ourselves, but we are all justified by faith in our Lord Jesus; Romans 8 - there is NO condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus and all things work together for good to those who are called; Romans 12:21 - DON'T be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. SO, there were people in Romans 1 who knew God but did not glorify God, but worshipped the creature more than the Creator (nothing that I have done, by the way), and they were given over to lust. Now, would it have been better somehow if they were given over to lust for the opposite sex? I don't know. Some people seem to think that. But, in any case, they lusted after each other and apparently damaged one another's bodies and so on, and became haters of God, murderers, rapists, thieves, liars and so forth. Why anyone supposes that necessarily applies to gay people, I do not know. I do know that if I love my wife more that I love God, then I should be loving God more, NOT my wife LESS! In the long run, I'm happy to share with you, or anyone, why I believe the Scriptures apply to me. I can always find truth about myself in the Word. But we have to remember that we already know the Word...because He was made flesh and dwelt among us. So we know what the Living Word looks like in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. We don't have to wonder what kind of God we serve. We know that loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves fulfills the law. Not becuase that is easy, but because it is clear. And that makes us secure in our salvation and our position as children of God. I hope that helps. I know it's important to be able to give a reason, an answer for the hope that is within us! Blessings, Marsha

    Hi Deb. I'm sorry you're struggling, but I'm glad you know that the answers you need are in the Word. First of all, I never try to "explain away" any Scripture. I try to understand it. Personally, I'm not sure why so many people seem to struggle with Romans 1 - especially since all the rest of Romans is SO encouraging, strengthening and enlightening to our walk. Romans 3 - all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; Romans 5 - we are not justified by ourselves, but we are all justified by faith in our Lord Jesus; Romans 8 - there is NO condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus and all things work together for good to those who are called; Romans 12:21 - DON'T be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.

    SO, there were people in Romans 1 who knew God but did not glorify God, but worshipped the creature more than the Creator (nothing that I have done, by the way), and they were given over to lust. Now, would it have been better somehow if they were given over to lust for the opposite sex? I don't know. Some people seem to think that. But, in any case, they lusted after each other and apparently damaged one another's bodies and so on, and became haters of God, murderers, rapists, thieves, liars and so forth. Why anyone supposes that necessarily applies to gay people, I do not know. I do know that if I love my wife more that I love God, then I should be loving God more, NOT my wife LESS!

    In the long run, I'm happy to share with you, or anyone, why I believe the Scriptures apply to me. I can always find truth about myself in the Word. But we have to remember that we already know the Word...because He was made flesh and dwelt among us. So we know what the Living Word looks like in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. We don't have to wonder what kind of God we serve. We know that loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves fulfills the law. Not becuase that is easy, but because it is clear. And that makes us secure in our salvation and our position as children of God.

    I hope that helps. I know it's important to be able to give a reason, an answer for the hope that is within us! Blessings, Marsha

  • Deb Wright

    Deb Wright Missouri

    Marsha, I was blown away when I read about the back story on "Come to the Water". I love that song. When I was doing special music in church many years ago, that was my number one go to song. The music and words always touched me. They still do. I was in a 16 year partnership with someone I thought I would be with forever. That did not happen. Last year we parted. I was resigned to continue life single and serving God to the fullest, using the gifts God has given me. I was not looking for another relationship, and it was fine with me. I carried guilt enough in my last relationship. I have met someone, and we have so much in common, and the most important thing for me is she truly loves the Lord, which was a big missing part in my last relationship. I hesitate to ask you, as I'm sure you have been asked this a million times, but could you explain Romans 1:26. I can explain all the other verses away except for this verse. It just is a big stumbling block for me. Thank you for your ministry and life. I would love to meet you and Cindy sometime. Deb

    Marsha,
    I was blown away when I read about the back story on "Come to the Water". I love that song. When I was doing special music in church many years ago, that was my number one go to song. The music and words always touched me. They still do. I was in a 16 year partnership with someone I thought I would be with forever. That did not happen. Last year we parted. I was resigned to continue life single and serving God to the fullest, using the gifts God has given me. I was not looking for another relationship, and it was fine with me. I carried guilt enough in my last relationship. I have met someone, and we have so much in common, and the most important thing for me is she truly loves the Lord, which was a big missing part in my last relationship. I hesitate to ask you, as I'm sure you have been asked this a million times, but could you explain Romans 1:26. I can explain all the other verses away except for this verse. It just is a big stumbling block for me. Thank you for your ministry and life. I would love to meet you and Cindy sometime.
    Deb

  • Chris Roe

    Chris Roe Houston, Texas

    Good morning Marsha, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for coming to Resurrection MCC this past Sunday. It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with you. I took some time and reviewed your website. You have a beautiful family and a wonderful outreach in your ministry. I pray for you and Cindy for God's blessings and travel safety wherever you both may go. Please tell Ryan hello and congratulations in his relationship and to plan to come to Houston soon. If you all ever need any place to stay while in town, please look Randy and I up. We would be glad to accommodate and have plenty of room now that all five of the kids are grown. Chris Roe (chris.roe@apachecorp.com)

    Good morning Marsha, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for coming to Resurrection MCC this past Sunday. It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with you. I took some time and reviewed your website. You have a beautiful family and a wonderful outreach in your ministry. I pray for you and Cindy for God's blessings and travel safety wherever you both may go. Please tell Ryan hello and congratulations in his relationship and to plan to come to Houston soon. If you all ever need any place to stay while in town, please look Randy and I up. We would be glad to accommodate and have plenty of room now that all five of the kids are grown. Chris Roe (chris.roe@apachecorp.com)

  • Marsha

    Marsha Florida

    Hello sister, (writer of the post below) I'm so sorry you're going through this kind of pain. I totally have the "been there done that's" as you know. I think the scariest thing is to realize you are actually going to have to go back to the Bible and to prayer and find out what YOU believe. The fact that you were raised Baptist means you have taken a lot of your faith on someone else's interpretation of the Word - and, as you said, you raised your 4 kids to do the same. I don't know, of course, what exactly your questions are about why God would NOT be okay with you. If there are particular places that bother you, I'm happy to tell you "the reason for the hope that is within me." :-) Let me know what specifically you're struggling with. The other thing I would say is to remember that when you read the Word of God, we have already been shown what the Word looks like, because He was made flesh and dwelt among us, ya know? And Jesus was always saying, "You have heard it said that (such and such) but I tell you (something different.)" So Jesus was always interpreting the Scripture for us. "You've heard it said that you shouldn't kill, but I'm telling you and that even hating is the same thing," and so on. Jesus wasn't afraid to "interpret" the Scripture according to what was going on around Him. So for instance, we're not going to find any place where it says that we can use computers, or fly in airplanes, or wear bathing suits, but we do our best to understand the spirit of the Scripture so that when we do those things, we do them in a way that we feel can best honor God in our behavior. The Bible doesn't even address whether we should marry for the sake of love. It says we need to love one another, but in those days most marriages were arranged by the family. Some people get in to Jesus saying that a man will leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. But Jesus was quoting Genesis. And we know that for thousands of years everyone who read that Scripture in Genesis did NOT take it to mean that one man should marry one woman. King David loved the Scripture and was a man after God's own heart, but he still thought that Scripture meant it was fine for him to have hundreds of wives and concubines. If we had a great leader in this day and age who cheated the way David did with Bathsheba, we might say we'd forgive him because he admitted he was wrong. But what about when David was old and all his people went looking for a young woman to get in bed with him and "keep him warm." I mean, we'd totally say he was a pervert. Acceptable sexual behavior has changed dramatically over the centuries. So we have to look at the spirit of the Scripture. We clearly shouldn't cheat and lie to someone we love, for instance. Anyway, I'm sort of rambling on here. The other part of your concern is your kids and other family. I'm not clear how old your kids are or whether any of them know about your orientation. But ultimately I think that searching around in the darkness trying to find light, is a fruitless and frustrating ordeal. I don't know where you live, but I would find a church where you can be all of who you are and start building a foundation, because your world really is going to rock. I have to say, though, that in the end living and walking in the light is a much more joyous road than you can even guess from where you are. Give your partner a hug from me and tell her I said thanks, too, for being patient with you. Someday there will be a way for you to offer that same gift to her. Blessings, Marsha

    Hello sister, (writer of the post below)

    I'm so sorry you're going through this kind of pain. I totally have the "been there done that's" as you know. I think the scariest thing is to realize you are actually going to have to go back to the Bible and to prayer and find out what YOU believe. The fact that you were raised Baptist means you have taken a lot of your faith on someone else's interpretation of the Word - and, as you said, you raised your 4 kids to do the same. I don't know, of course, what exactly your questions are about why God would NOT be okay with you. If there are particular places that bother you, I'm happy to tell you "the reason for the hope that is within me." :-) Let me know what specifically you're struggling with.

    The other thing I would say is to remember that when you read the Word of God, we have already been shown what the Word looks like, because He was made flesh and dwelt among us, ya know? And Jesus was always saying, "You have heard it said that (such and such) but I tell you (something different.)" So Jesus was always interpreting the Scripture for us. "You've heard it said that you shouldn't kill, but I'm telling you and that even hating is the same thing," and so on. Jesus wasn't afraid to "interpret" the Scripture according to what was going on around Him. So for instance, we're not going to find any place where it says that we can use computers, or fly in airplanes, or wear bathing suits, but we do our best to understand the spirit of the Scripture so that when we do those things, we do them in a way that we feel can best honor God in our behavior. The Bible doesn't even address whether we should marry for the sake of love. It says we need to love one another, but in those days most marriages were arranged by the family.

    Some people get in to Jesus saying that a man will leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. But Jesus was quoting Genesis. And we know that for thousands of years everyone who read that Scripture in Genesis did NOT take it to mean that one man should marry one woman. King David loved the Scripture and was a man after God's own heart, but he still thought that Scripture meant it was fine for him to have hundreds of wives and concubines. If we had a great leader in this day and age who cheated the way David did with Bathsheba, we might say we'd forgive him because he admitted he was wrong. But what about when David was old and all his people went looking for a young woman to get in bed with him and "keep him warm." I mean, we'd totally say he was a pervert. Acceptable sexual behavior has changed dramatically over the centuries. So we have to look at the spirit of the Scripture. We clearly shouldn't cheat and lie to someone we love, for instance.

    Anyway, I'm sort of rambling on here. The other part of your concern is your kids and other family. I'm not clear how old your kids are or whether any of them know about your orientation. But ultimately I think that searching around in the darkness trying to find light, is a fruitless and frustrating ordeal. I don't know where you live, but I would find a church where you can be all of who you are and start building a foundation, because your world really is going to rock. I have to say, though, that in the end living and walking in the light is a much more joyous road than you can even guess from where you are. Give your partner a hug from me and tell her I said thanks, too, for being patient with you. Someday there will be a way for you to offer that same gift to her.

    Blessings, Marsha

  • Confused and searching

    Confused and searching Georgia

    Hi Marsha, I have just met you through your website and am glad to know you. I am a 46 year old, long time Christian, brought up in the Southern Baptist faith and have raised my children in that same faith. I have four children, two out of the house now and two still home. I came to terms with my homosexuality last summer, but it is hidden from the world. The only one that knows is the love of my life, who helped me find myself. She is atheist. I continue to go to church and still feel like I am a Christian, held firmly in God's hand. But I have been struggling with what God thinks about me, am I ok, is my sexuality ok with God, and where to go from here. My parents, my world around me...noone will support my homosexuality. My partner wants us to be out, but I don't know how or where to go from here. It is so encouraging to encounter other Christians that are openly out and are successful in life. Please pray for me, my relationship with God, my family, guidance in what to do and how to do it, patience form my partner (and she has been so very patient), affirmation from God. thank you, momeof4babes@netscape.net

    Hi Marsha,
    I have just met you through your website and am glad to know you. I am a 46 year old, long time Christian, brought up in the Southern Baptist faith and have raised my children in that same faith. I have four children, two out of the house now and two still home. I came to terms with my homosexuality last summer, but it is hidden from the world. The only one that knows is the love of my life, who helped me find myself. She is atheist. I continue to go to church and still feel like I am a Christian, held firmly in God's hand. But I have been struggling with what God thinks about me, am I ok, is my sexuality ok with God, and where to go from here. My parents, my world around me...noone will support my homosexuality. My partner wants us to be out, but I don't know how or where to go from here. It is so encouraging to encounter other Christians that are openly out and are successful in life. Please pray for me, my relationship with God, my family, guidance in what to do and how to do it, patience form my partner (and she has been so very patient), affirmation from God. thank you, momeof4babes@netscape.net

  • Mark

    Mark cleveland. ohio

    Marsha, God bless you and your ministry and your family. Thank you for your song "for those tears I died." Could you please say prayer for my daughters. Thank you. You're welcome, Mark and I would be honored to pray for your girls. Let me know how they're doing. Blessings, Marsha

    Marsha,
    God bless you and your ministry and your family. Thank you for your song "for those tears I died." Could you please say prayer for my daughters. Thank you.

    You're welcome, Mark and I would be honored to pray for your girls. Let me know how they're doing. Blessings, Marsha

  • Answer from Marsha

    Answer from Marsha Florida...still :-)

    Hi Gary, Thank you for your sweet note. I do understand that I have a lot of name-calling going on out there, but you're right. Jesus' love is the sweetest and it's all that matters. I love Him because He first loved me, right? That lady from the radio was pretty intense. She texted me later and had another vision where I was in a dark prison at the end of a long dark hall and when she went in to visit me, she realized that there were no doors on the prison, but I thought there were. Then she had another one about a white snake that I don't remember. I ended up feeling sad for her. Her whole world is sort of tied up in convincing people that they are wrong. She also saw the scuzzy side of promiscuous living, which she associated just with being gay. My own experience has been very loving - learning and growing, of course, but very loving. Comparing my relationship with Cindy with the images of bedhopping that the woman who spoke to me has of the lesbian community, is like comparing a loving Christian marriage to Girls Gone Wild videos. I'm glad you're certain of your salvation, too. I disagree with you about God's best plan, but as you know, what we agree on is much bigger than anything else. We've got something that the world can't give and the world can't take it away! Blessings, Marsha

    Hi Gary, Thank you for your sweet note. I do understand that I have a lot of name-calling going on out there, but you're right. Jesus' love is the sweetest and it's all that matters. I love Him because He first loved me, right? That lady from the radio was pretty intense. She texted me later and had another vision where I was in a dark prison at the end of a long dark hall and when she went in to visit me, she realized that there were no doors on the prison, but I thought there were. Then she had another one about a white snake that I don't remember. I ended up feeling sad for her. Her whole world is sort of tied up in convincing people that they are wrong.

    She also saw the scuzzy side of promiscuous living, which she associated just with being gay. My own experience has been very loving - learning and growing, of course, but very loving. Comparing my relationship with Cindy with the images of bedhopping that the woman who spoke to me has of the lesbian community, is like comparing a loving Christian marriage to Girls Gone Wild videos.

    I'm glad you're certain of your salvation, too. I disagree with you about God's best plan, but as you know, what we agree on is much bigger than anything else. We've got something that the world can't give and the world can't take it away! Blessings, Marsha

  • Gary

    Gary Hilo, Hawaii

    Hi Marsha, Just discovered you as I listen to pastormikeonline.com You have probably heard of him. He is Mike Hoggard and he is also on facebook. Heard him today mention the CCMusic event a couple of days ago, and the Sodomites that were a part of it. He mentioned you on his website as a lesbian sodomite. Sounds really nasty I know, but I do enjoy listening to him when he is not attacking Sodomites. He also mentioned on his site that you would be on a talk show Michael W Hoggard (By typing his name Michael W Hoggard you can see for yourself) Yesterday at 10:34am · Festus, MO · Here is Tim Berends interview with Marsha Stevens, the sodomite songwriter who claims to be a Christian. I mentioned this on PMO today. http://www.jesusandtim.org/…/jesusandtim-020913-cd-kkvv-am.… Anyway, I did listen to the tape and you were most gracious to the lady who "was fasting and praying for you." She seemed so self righteous in everything she said, and much of her statements alluded to the fact without saying it, that you were totally deceived and the 'shepherd' you were serving was satan, not Jesus Christ. Remember her statement that she had that dream and she met the Shepherd but when he turned around he was not Jesus, but Satan. There is definitely something wrong with this woman! Condemnation seemed to be thrown all over you in such a nice and polite way. You endured it with great dignity. At 62 years of age, I have been homosexual for most of my 62 years, and am so thankful that there will be no sex gender in heaven! I have gone through Exodus, Transformation Christian Ex-Gay Ministries, Andy Comisky Living Waters program on sexual brokenness, YWAM, schools in Switzerland and worked on the Anastasis, and Mercy Ships, attended a Bible College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary (didn't graduate from both, but did attend), and on the opposite spectrum done the bath houses, the toilets, the gay parades(always a spectator), and even did male to male massage for almost two years several years ago. But through it all, as I am getting older, and hopefully a little more wiser, I see the vanity of trying to fulfill the desire to be loved by a man still, but my feelings are as strong today as they were 45 years ago. For me personally, it seems that the LORD has shown me that HIS BEST is of course male and female in marriage, BUT, in this broken world, He takes us as we are and loves us still! Yes, the Body of Christ has deeply wounded and rejected me, but its been the power of the Holy Spirit that has sustained me, and my faith in Christ is stronger than it has ever been. Well I have raddled on to much, but just wanted to say to you, that I love you in Jesus Christ. You are my sister in Christ, and Christ came for people like you and me; those that would humble themselves and ask Him for His Salvation and Eternal Life. He has given it to us, and it is ours for Eternity! No one can take it away! Its the greatest gift we shall ever receive in this life! Love you, Gary and Molly (My sweet Basset Hound) Hilo, Hawaii, englishteacher777@gmail.com

    Hi Marsha,
    Just discovered you as I listen to pastormikeonline.com You have probably heard of him. He is Mike Hoggard and he is also on facebook. Heard him today mention the CCMusic event a couple of days ago, and the Sodomites that were a part of it. He mentioned you on his website as a lesbian sodomite. Sounds really nasty I know, but I do enjoy listening to him when he is not attacking Sodomites. He also mentioned on his site that you would be on a talk show Michael W Hoggard (By typing his name Michael W Hoggard you can see for yourself)
    Yesterday at 10:34am · Festus, MO ·
    Here is Tim Berends interview with Marsha Stevens, the sodomite songwriter who claims to be a Christian. I mentioned this on PMO today.
    http://www.jesusandtim.org/…/jesusandtim-020913-cd-kkvv-am.…
    Anyway, I did listen to the tape and you were most gracious to the lady who "was fasting and praying for you." She seemed so self righteous in everything she said, and much of her statements alluded to the fact without saying it, that you were totally deceived and the 'shepherd' you were serving was satan, not Jesus Christ. Remember her statement that she had that dream and she met the Shepherd but when he turned around he was not Jesus, but Satan. There is definitely something wrong with this woman! Condemnation seemed to be thrown all over you in such a nice and polite way. You endured it with great dignity. At 62 years of age, I have been homosexual for most of my 62 years, and am so thankful that there will be no sex gender in heaven! I have gone through Exodus, Transformation Christian Ex-Gay Ministries, Andy Comisky Living Waters program on sexual brokenness, YWAM, schools in Switzerland and worked on the Anastasis, and Mercy Ships, attended a Bible College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary (didn't graduate from both, but did attend), and on the opposite spectrum done the bath houses, the toilets, the gay parades(always a spectator), and even did male to male massage for almost two years several years ago. But through it all, as I am getting older, and hopefully a little more wiser, I see the vanity of trying to fulfill the desire to be loved by a man still, but my feelings are as strong today as they were 45 years ago. For me personally, it seems that the LORD has shown me that HIS BEST is of course male and female in marriage, BUT, in this broken world, He takes us as we are and loves us still! Yes, the Body of Christ has deeply wounded and rejected me, but its been the power of the Holy Spirit that has sustained me, and my faith in Christ is stronger than it has ever been. Well I have raddled on to much, but just wanted to say to you, that I love you in Jesus Christ. You are my sister in Christ, and Christ came for people like you and me; those that would humble themselves and ask Him for His Salvation and Eternal Life. He has given it to us, and it is ours for Eternity! No one can take it away! Its the greatest gift we shall ever receive in this life! Love you, Gary and Molly (My sweet Basset Hound) Hilo, Hawaii, englishteacher777@gmail.com