Conquering Homosexuality

For twelve years James Hartline has battled the AIDS virus, a disease that he acquired in his former life of promiscuity, drug abuse and homosexuality. For ten years now, he has made a stand to declare to America that there is a way out of the destruction of homosexuality and its consequences.

James proclaims the power of God to heal, deliver and correct the soul bound up in sin and sickness. He is living proof that God’s word is true and His power to transform the prisoner of sin is available to all who will humble themselves and receive Jesus Christ as Messiah, Savior, Deliverer and Healer.

James Hartline says, “I was formed in the darkness. From the womb I came into a world where I was beaten everyday for fourteen years. From the maelstrom of the madness of abusive parents, I was carted away by juvenile authorities and placed in a state children’s home for my own protection. My path was chosen for me by those who shuffle children around like gamblers shuffle cards at a casino poker table.”

Homosexuality, drugs, stealing, and depression became the constants in James’ life. He eventually spent nineteen years in state prison for stealing to support his wasted life. Suicide attempts and mental self-destruction would become a regular part of his incarcerations.

For two decades of his adult life he was chained in despair, a phantom life that was plundered by the devil, but preserved by God for something profound, something churning in the mystery of God’s mind, something that would shake the very construct of hell’s plans.

James says, “I was released from prison in 1997. That year, I would be infected with the AIDS virus. I had no formal education. I barely had a high school diploma. I had no money, no reputation, no standing in society. I was the mud on the bottom of the government’s boot, an ex-con with a burned out mind and a deadly disease in my body.”

Simply the Hand of God plucked him from the grip of a satanic plot to destroy the assignment that God Almighty had appointed him for. It has always been this way with God. He chooses the foolish things to confound the wise. God appoints the weakest and least qualified men and women to perform His most difficult works upon the earth. For in our weaknesses He makes us strong. When we are uneducated and impoverished, the Master of Heaven and Earth qualifies us and empowers us.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

James has been instrumental in shutting down fourteen pornographic stores in San Diego. James consistently takes a stand at City Counsel meetings to shut down gay bath houses and adult book stores. James said, “I don’t know how long I have left on this earth, but I am determined to run my race until I leave.” He refers to the scripture, “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” 1Corinthians 9:24.

James Hartline has been saved from a lonely and destructive lifestyle to give hope and healing to others.

(Edited from original article from James Hartline)

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