This article works through the charge against Christians that we pick and choose what Old Testament laws apply still today. Such a charge is often raised in the discussion over homosexuality. The author defends the view that the Old Testament is not a uniform landscape, but has a shape whose emphases and priorities are outlined and filled and fulfilled by Christ.
This article offers due consideration of several passages in Scripture that mention homosexuality: Genesis 19, Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Timothy 1:8-10. Along the way the author often draws out the implications of the texts for our understanding of the issue. His conclusion is that Scripture forbids homosexual practices.
Various reasons are given to compel the church to accept homosexuality as normal, such as, "You must not judge, you must love others, you must forgive." This article evaluates these reasons, and shows that homosexuality is a sin.
This article lists ample reasons why any proposal for legalizing homosexual marriage should be opposed.
This article is on the topic of homosexuality. The author states that homosexual behavior is sinful rebellion against the seventh commandment and, like living in other sins, results in exclusion from the kingdom of God. However, true repentance from a homosexual lifestyle results in forgiveness and justification. This article also discusses the biblical role and attitude of the church in relation to homosexuality.
This article discusses the relationship between genes and innate behaviour, using the issue of homosexuality as a key example. The author maintains that our genetic makeup does not mean that we are not responsible for our choices and our sin. The author also discusses living with our limitations, specifically in terms of disability.
This letter about how to relate to a relative who is homosexual was written to a real person based on a real situation.
This article addresses with pastoral sensitivity the question of what to do if a same-sex couple has come to faith in Christ. The author considers certain scenarios, as well as possible objections to them.
This article engages with the notion that the Lord Jesus never addressed homosexuality in his ministry. It shows among other things how this is an argument from silence, it rests upon special pleading, and all of Scripture is the Word of Christ.
This article explores the commentary of the Lord Jesus on homosexuality. Was he concerned about it or not?
This article carefully unravels several arguments made by the homosexual community regarding Scripture's commentary on homosexuality.
Homosexuality has gained popularity because it tells a story. Knowing the power of story is crucial to countering the spread of homosexuality. This article explains that Christians have a better story about sexuality, humanity, and marriage.
How should Christians relate to homosexuals? This article considers two fundamental things that must structure the way Christians relate to them: the reality of sin, and the victory in Christ.
This article refutes the arguments that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality and that homosexuality is not unnatural. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin. The author also shows how the biological and medical studies in support of homosexuality fail to prove their case. Pointing to Christ as the true healer, this article calls for repentance.
This article is a beautiful story of the liberation of one person from homosexual desires through God's grace.
How should you respond to the news that your child is gay? Having a homosexual child should not lead to alienation, nor letting the child's orientation define the relationship. The article explains that this situation calls for you to encourage the same holiness in your child that you have been trying to do all along as a parent.
Why do some believe that homosexuality is not condemned in the Bible? This article evaluates three approaches that claim the Bible supports homosexuality, and shows how the church should respond.
Arguments for or against homosexuality often are based on the translation of specific passages in the Old Testament.
This paper seeks to challenge the conviction that the Bible is obsolete when Christians seek for divine guidance in the matter of homosexuality. It re-examines some of the main texts and arguments commonly followed when the texts are applied. Texts considered include Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1Timothy 1:10.
This article considers some of the fallacies about same-sex marriage. Some argue that marriage is only about individual rights, that marriage laws should not be discriminatory, and that same-sex marriage would benefit same-sex couples without adversely affecting society. These are evaluated, and therefore the truth of the problem is discussed.
Is the church really well-prepared and ready to face the challenge of a proper response to ethical issues like homosexuality? Relevant aspects of the role of social science, sexuality in general, and etiological studies are considered, focusing on family studies, physiological causes, and psychological causes.
This article is written against the background of a controversy within the Anglican Church in Australia. It makes use of two categories of theologies of homosexuality, the essentialist and constructionist. The constructionist category interprets sexuality within the relative framework and context of culture.
This article reviews six recent books on the topic of homosexuality: The Loyal Opposition - Struggling with the Church on Homosexuality, Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches, Homosexuality, Science, and the “Plain Sense” of Scripture,
This article discusses how the biblical teaching on homosexuality, from Leviticus 20:13, needs to be read in its historical and covenantal context in order to see that it does not permit violence against homosexuals. The article shows how this intersects with what the Quran teaches on the subject. It also discusses how capital punishment in the church has developed into excommunication.