Tim Bayly

Tim Bayly

Tim Bayly has been senior pastor of Clearnote Church, Bloomington since 1996. Married to Mary Lee, the Baylys have five children and twenty-something grandchildren. Tim's book on fatherhood is titled "Daddy Tried" and he is co-author of a book on homosexuality titled "The Grace of Shame.’

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (15); No, I didn’t mean you!

Revoice calls good what Scripture and our confessional Westminster Standards call evil. Revoice blesses what God curses. Revoice is intentionally promoting schism within the Church, seeking to draw out disciples from among the people of God. They are men who have arisen among us seeking sheep they may devour, and Missouri Presbytery is happy to oblige. Missouri Presbytery refuses to keep watch over these sheep, cozying up to the wolves instead.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (14); the Zooville test

Sin blinds us, rendering our thinking irrational and our speech and writing done towards self-justification of that sin nonsensical to those not sharing that sin with us. This is the real reason the flock of God was scandalized by Revoice and now is scandalized by Missouri Presbtytery’s 143-page document justifying Revoice. It’s not that the flock of God lacks charity.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (Glossary of Terms)

How we define our words is important. Not only do definitions clarify meanings, they shape thoughts. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21) says the Lord, and often the determining factor in whether those words bring life or death depends upon their appearance or disappearance from our common usage.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (13); the sin that must not be written

Before moving to the next allegation, let us state for the first time, here, that this Report and the men who wrote it have proven themselves incapable of beginning to understand or provide wise pastoral care for all those claiming any of the LGBTQ identities because of their refusal to acknowledge that the sin of effeminacy—not homoerotic desire—is the sin that binds Revoicers together.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (12); words unfitly chosen

Take “allegation” for instance: over and over any and all criticisms of Revoice are smeared with this term. But a huge proportion of the concerns expressed by fellow believers and church officers, most of it written, are simple criticisms—the sort that are the bread and butter of presbytery life.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (11); Missouri Presbytery packages the allegations

It’s not hard to dispense with charges one formulates oneself with no accountability for how one formulates them. This is the reason straw-man arguments are insidious. Men are fooled by them.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (10)

There’s a reason nothing like Revoice has ever appeared among Biblical churches across two millenia of church history. The Church has always recognized the duties required and sins prohibited by the Seventh Commandment.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (9); selective memory

This Timeline weaponizes information by hiding negative things while being very specific with information that shows Revoice, Pastor Johnson, and Memorial Presbyterian Church in a better light.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (8)

What everyone refuses to admit is that it is sin to live contrary to the sex God made us; that our sex is assigned by God and we are to obey it; that this is the reason the Apostle Paul writes not just that men who lie with males (arsenokoitai, sodomites), but also men who play the woman (malakoi, effeminate), will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1Corinthians 6:9, 10).

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Revoice exists to oppose sodomy’s shame, and Missouri Presbytery approves

NOTE: Missouri Presbytery (PCA) is the ecclesiastical authority over Pastor Greg Johnson and the elders of Memorial Presbyterian Church. Pastor Johnson and Memorial hosted the first Revoice 18 conference one year ago in St. Louis. The second Revoice (19) will soon be... read more

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