Two Great Articles

The Aquila Report has two great articles that touch on the issues surrounding homosexuality which you should read. They can be found here and here. The second linked article from Dr. David Murray of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is particularly prescient.

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  1. To my friend Benjamin–you know me well enough to realize, that the following comments are not directed at you. Not at all. They are simply some general thoughts for all Christians when dealing with those of us who have dabbled or more than dabbled in homosexuality, whether past or present. So here goes:

    “Having been all over the map on this topic at various times in my life, I nevertheless tend to agree with most of what was said in these two articles. The one thought I would add and emphasize, and which I consider to be urgently important, is to honestly love people from my background, whether those who identify as “gay” or simply those of us with the attraction. And that love cannot have distance between us. Get as close to us as we allow you to. We need you.

    You might never understand why we feel as we do, but in most cases neither do we. And in most cases too we would never choose those feelings, no matter how many “PRIDE” signs or Rainbow flags we currently carry. It also does not mean we cannot be decent people and ones who love the Lord Jesus Christ either. Some love Christ but are simply misled by societal norms, which are so drastically changing that it is hard to even keep up, and others, such as myself, have eventually lived to totally regret ever being involved in the LGBT lifestyle. But I do not hate myself for it. I humbly accept God’s and my former wife’s forgiveness. And I move on. But moving on can be very lonely at times, more than someone without SSA can realize.

    In either case, we carry pain that you may not fully understand. And at times, in fact many times, that is what is behind the bitterness and anger we throw at you. Then again so do you. Almost everyone has layers of suffering that would surprise others, even those who are close to them. I am not saying to just look past bad behavior either. But as the articles say, love us in spite of it all and in an authentic way. If you win one person it will be worth it.”

"I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve." (Romans 16:17-18) Please read "The Comments Policy."

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