33-year-old Matthew Grech is a Maltese Christian who loves the Lord and longs to see others break free from darkness and embrace the light of Jesus.
But when Grech spoke about his past struggles with same-sex attraction and how reading the Bible set him free during an online interview – LBGT activists accused him of trying to push “conversion therapy.”
As ridiculous as the accusation is, Grech now faces jailtime – and you won’t believe why.
In Malta, LGBT activists have a slew of rights including punishing anyone who disagrees with them.
If someone is found guilty of promoting “conversion practices” – they could face a $5,000 fine and even time in prison.
The problem is LGBT activists don’t care if Christians believe marriage is between a man and a woman – and they deny the truth that God made each person either male or female.
LGBT activists in Malta believe any conversation promoting such beliefs is a criminal offense.
Of course the term “conversion therapy” is just a pro-LGBT phrase that means counselors and others are not to counsel a “transgender” to embrace their true biological sex – but rather let them decide what they are.
The truth is, we know many counselors encourage teens to question their gender – just to push an agenda.
While Grech did say during his interview that homosexuality was a sin, everything he said was from a Christian perspective – with the ultimate goal of encouraging listeners to repent from their sins and turn to Jesus.
But in some places of the world, Christians are simply not allowed to publicly express their views.
The Christian Post reports:
“In the online interview last April, which was advertised on Facebook beforehand, Grech spoke about his childhood, the confusion he experienced with his own sexuality and relationships, and how as an adult he had been involved in homosexual relationships before becoming a Christian, which changed his life dramatically…
He went on to say that just like every other sin, one can repent from it and ask God for forgiveness and ask Him for strength to overcome. He made it clear that he was talking from a Christian perspective.”
As a Christian, Grech should have the freedom to express his views which come from Scripture – as it’s often the testimonies of others that leads people who struggle with the same stronghold to finally break free.
There’s nothing more dangerous than a country that silences those who disagree with their narrative on what is true, but it’s happening in Malta – and all over the world.
The Christian Post continued:
“Anyone who cares about freedom of speech should be alarmed by what is happening to me,” Grech was quoted as saying.
“If it happens to me in Malta, I assure you that it will soon be happening in the U.K. and other countries across the world.”
And it’s already happening here in the United States.
In many states, counselors are prohibited from helping a teen struggling with gender dysphoria or a flawed gender identity with mental health counseling.
Some government officials are more concerned about promoting the LGBT agenda than protecting the innocence of our children and teaching them truth – that they were created by God either male or female.
We must continue to pray that the light and truth of Jesus will crush the strongholds of darkness that seek to kill and destroy.
Only the truth of Jesus will set people free – and we must pray that those who are struggling have a real encounter with the living King.
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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