7.19.2011

Homosexuality and the gospel

The normalization of homosexuality simply cannot be accepted by anyone committed to biblical Christianity. The new secular orthodoxy demands that Christians abandon the clear teachings of Scripture, and Christians must understand that the sinfulness of all homosexual behaviors is not only a matter of biblical authority, but also of the Gospel. To deny that sin is sin is to deny our need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christians cannot accept any teaching that minimizes sin, for it is the knowledge of our sin that points us to our need for atonement, salvation, and the forgiveness of that sin through the cross of Jesus Christ.


- Albert Mohler, "Reparative Therapy, Homosexuality, and the Gospel of Jesus"

5 comments:

  1. I can say for myself as a male that I was trapped in homosexuality for many years and since I have been free it’s been beautiful thing! Has it been hard at times yes!! But I do it because I love God and anything he says goes, I press to be a better me and renew my mind with his word daily. When I was in the life I always knew it was wrong but I turned away from the truth. I want everyone to know especially Christians that when we see someone is this sin; we must not minimize it or maximize it but treat it like any other sin. All too much I have seen Gods people bash on gays like it was the worst sin in the world but I have also seen the opposite also, as far as accepting it as being okay! Both ways are wrong! Everyone we encounter we need to show Christ love, compassion while still sharing the truth in its entirety.

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  2. Study a little more before you claim authority on scripture.

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  3. Jeff, whadyers you implying when you say study a little more before you' claim authority on scripture, I would like to ask who had a Bible in Jesus day? Most only had a piece of one book that the whole community would share...authority on scripture is as simple as Jesus said,"Love God and love people", that is authority on scripture.

    On the last day, Jesus will say to those on His right hand, "Come, enter the Kingdom. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was sick and you visited me." Then Jesus will turn to those on His left hand and say, "Depart from me because I was hungry and you did not feed me, I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink, I was sick and you did not visit me." These will ask Him, "When did we see You hungry, or thirsty or sick and did not come to Your help?" And Jesus will answer them, "Whatever you neglected to do unto one of these least of these, you neglected to do unto Me!"

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  4. Chad Stoianoff7/21/2011 08:47:00 AM

    The beginning of my comment should say what are you implying. Sorry.

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  5. Chad Stoianoff7/21/2011 08:53:00 AM

    Not that I disagree with studying scripture in any means, but we study to show ourselves approved in Christ Jesus to do good works, I do not see any fallacy with the original post though, to claim that one needs to study more.

    Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. (Joshua 1.8)

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