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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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What happens if a Christian is struggling with same-sex issues, or if a homosexual becomes a Christian but is still struggling?

He leads by example on this, putting what the Bible says on homosexuality in the wider context of the gospel. This quick read didn't have time for that history and treats the issue as if we were starting from a clean slate. Allberry is firm to tell readers that SSA does not disqualify you from accessing God’s grace, mercy, and love. Someone with an opposing view can walk away with a better understanding of what the Christian sexual ethic means in context and why so many Christians believe in it, but this is mainly for people who already share the author's convictions. The passages he talks about are Genesis 19; Leviticus 18, 20; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; and 1 Timothy 1:9-10).

Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Allberry is a frequent contributor with The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and a speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, in addition to being a self-described Christian apologist. Allberry's faith offers only two hopes to gay Christians: 1) that their sexual orientation will change, or 2) that they marry someone of the opposite sex anyway without change.

Young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 who identify themselves as evangelicals are almost as sexually active as their non-Christian peers. Unfortunately, it is worth questioning whether queer persons struggle with Allberry’s notion of “same-sex attraction,” or struggle with those leaders who commodify Allberry’s very identity as a mascot for anemic bastardizations of the Word of God. Yet they insist Paul's words about homosexuality are universal, even though in his day little was understood about sexual orientation and its profound psychological roots. However, Allberry’s warning reminds us that, particularly when talking to gay people, it’s often best to assume they already know what we believe about their sexuality. In explaining the biblical view of God's design for human sexuality, he explains the biblical condemnations of homosexual practice and refutes those who would propose a revisionist perspective of those passages or dismiss them altogether.He talks about the difference between the unrepentant heart and one who struggles but seeks to walk in line with God’s Word and His will for their lives. Almost every chapter ends with a gray box with a significant question that many have asked before: “Surely a same-sex partnership is OK if it’s committed and faithful?

Different sections deals with both theological concepts and practical concerns, such as how to handle someone coming out to you. A church leader who teaches that even certain kinds of homosexual activity are OK is actually sending people to destruction. It is worth questioning whether Allberry has glossed over Christ Jesus’ own words, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.

is a quick and fairly easy read, and I would highly recommend it for all Christians so we can know how to love our gay friends and family, as well as for any sceptics who think that God is anti-gay. But even if he hadn’t, it’s not completely far-fetched to suggest the entire book provides a compelling framework to answer this question accurately.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Denying yourself does not mean tweaking your behavior here and there… It is saying ‘no’ to your deepest sense of who you are, for the sake of Christ. There were some parts where I was mad and felt the generational difference between us but overall he came across well and seemed like a nice dude.Besides, later verses indicate that Sodom's sins included oppression, indifference to the poor, etc. In making his case for this position, Sam tackles some of the big, uncomfortable questions head-on, seeking to re-centre the conversation to what the Bible really says and give us confidence in that. Allberry’s book serves those who have decided in their hearts there is no reconciliation, rather than accomplishing his goal of converting others to his position.

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