Is God anti-gay?: and other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction (Practical and sensitive exploration of the Bible's teaching on sexuality) (Questions Christians Ask)
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Christians, the church and the Bible seems to be out of step with modern attitudes toward homosexuality. Homosexual lifestyles are becoming more common place, and Christians need to know how to say more than, “That’s sin. God] is against who all of us are by nature… But he loves [us] enough to carry [our] burden, take [our] place, clean [us] up, make [us] whole, and unite [us] forever to himself.
Don't read this book if you don't want to know how much the Son of God loves you, and how much more his love is worth than any other merely human love. He leads by example on this, putting what the Bible says on homosexuality in the wider context of the gospel. Then he provides a brief overview of the various texts throughout Scripture that directly address homosexual behavior.For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.
It can be hard to understand or explain SSA in light of the gospel because we sometimes take a “Strong’s concordance” approach to ethics, assuming the most relevant texts are the ones that directly mention the issue we’re trying to explain. He did not choose to experience these desires (that’s why “it’s a choice” isn’t a good slogan in this debate); but precisely because he is a Christian (and a pastor) he has chosen not to act on them. With sensitivity and clarity, courage and wisdom, Sam Allberry walks us through a host of challenging questions and provides compelling and gracious answers. What happens if a Christian is struggling with same-sex issues, or if a homosexual becomes a Christian but is still struggling?Along with this statement, Allberry charges the church to stop putting marriage on a pedestal in the same way. In this short, simple book, Sam Allberry wants to help Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures. To be fair, at the end of his conclusion, Allberry does provide a direct (though brief) answer to the question posed by the title. last year, and while it was biblical in its content, it was somewhat less pastoral or compassionate than this.
Besides, later verses indicate that Sodom's sins included oppression, indifference to the poor, etc. Allberry is firm to tell readers that SSA does not disqualify you from accessing God’s grace, mercy, and love.When it comes to the difficult and oft-quoted passages, such as Sodom in Genesis or verses from Leviticus, he weighs up what people say about them and why, before exploring the original wording and wider context of the verses to demonstrate that they clearly condemn homosexual behaviour. He said he wouldn’t make their sexual activities the first item of discussion—and I can certainly understand that. We also must be careful with our words and our tone because when we speak to people struggling with SSA, it is not a political issue, it’s a personal thing. Here at last is a concise book written with sensitivity and insight by a Christian who is himself gay. The brevity of Allberry’s primer does not lend itself to being strong in nuance, but I truly appreciated his chapter on discussing same sex attraction within the Christian Church.