The excerpt below is from a book titled From Such Turn Away: Warnings against Lesbianism, A Guide for Teen Girls and Young Adult Women (2012) by Dr. Trela N. Anderson.
Although today’s girls and young women are bombarded with media images of romantic love, beauty, and all-around perfection, many of them are products of dysfunctional families characterized by rejection, neglect, constant criticism, and even hyper-religiousness. The subsequent disconnect between what society glorifies and actual reality often creates psychological and emotional gaps that Satan seeks to fill through deceptive desires and relationships. This book addresses the subject of lesbianism from a biblical perspective and alerts girls and young women to the crafty means by which Satan attempts to lure them into such a lifestyle. It encourages them to turn away from such relationships and turn instead to Christ, the healer of their souls.
From Chapter 1: The Mission
In 2005, The Lord took me on a journey that would launch me into my ministry and change the course of my life and the lives of others forever. He took me on the journey of how lesbians are made. Yes, lesbians are made. They are not born. When Satan deceives one girl or woman into embracing this lifestyle, he uses her to ensnare a second. The second victim ensnares a third. The third victim ensnares a fourth. Satan’s plan is to create a cycle in which one girl or woman lures a host of others into a web of sexual perversion and imprisonment.
The purpose of this book is to alert girls and women to what I refer to as signs or red flags that a woman or girl has entered their lives in an attempt to lure them into lesbianism. Its premise is based upon biblical scripture, the first verse of which is 2 Timothy 3:1-4, which reads:
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, inconvenient, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers (many) lusts.
In these scriptures, God issues a warning. He tells us to be leery of the aforementioned traits. The spirit of perversion that causes girls and women to be “without natural affection” has been aggressively released in our society. It filters through our educational system and media. I refer to lesbianism as a spirit because the Bible says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12). This spirit seeks to attack girls and women from all walks of life, regardless of race, culture, creed, age, marital or economic status. No one is off limits to its pursuit. One lesbian woman who was buying a car from a male friend of mine put it this way: “We came to take over.”
The second biblical scripture upon which this book is based is 1 Corinthians 15:33, which reads:
“Be not deceived. Evil communication corrupts good manners.”
Listen to me, ladies, and listen well. The lesbian spirit always comes disguised as a friend (maybe even a Christian friend). It never comes as an enemy. Satan’s greatest weapon is deception, his ability to make things appear different than they really are. Therefore, you must be very discerning as to whom you allow to become a part of your life. And there is no set profile for this spirit. It may appear as an older woman, a younger woman, a girl, masculine-looking woman dressed in men’s clothing or a feminine-looking woman working in corporate America. The person who attempts to lure you into this lifestyle might be your social studies teacher, your mother’s best friend, a janitor at school, your teammate, a local librarian, your track coach, your next-door neighbor, or even a childhood friend who recently moved back home. Tis spirit might appear as attractive, unattractive, poor, rich, tall, thin, short or robust. So, you must do as the Bible says and “judge no man after the flesh” (2 Cor. 5:16). No one can afford to be naïve anymore. In these “perilous times,” in which people are “unholy,” “lovers of themselves,” and “without natural affection,” you must be wise and do as the Bible says — “from such turn away.” Do not allow yourself to become one of the “silly women” led away and drawn into a lifestyle of sin and lust.
NOTE: To book a virtual From Such Turn Away book reading and workshop for the teen girls and young adult women at your church or youth conference, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org