I just returned from a well-known (and well-heeled) Christian college, where roughly 100 demonstrators gathered on the chapel steps to protest my address on the grounds that my testimony was dangerous. Later that day, I sat down with these beloved students, to listen, to learn, and to grieve. Homosexuality is a sin, but so is homophobia; the snarled composition of our own sin and the … Continue reading TGC: You Are What – And How – You Read
Some Christians, recognizing the change that occurs because of the redefinition of marriage, argue that we need a two-track system: marriage as defined by the state and marriage as defined by the church. The problem with this view is that it also misunderstands the nature of marriage. Neither the state nor the church has the authority to change the essential nature of marriage, since the … Continue reading Defining Marriage
Friday’s Supreme Court decision, though not much of a surprise, is distressing, disheartening and disgusting. Even the most adamant defender of so called “gay rights” ought to at least affirm that the decision is fundamentally flawed, driven by judicial overreach, and by any sane reading of the Constitution, unconstitutional. It has, nevertheless, been decided. How state and local governments ought to respond is an important … Continue reading R.C. Sproul Jr. – Supreme Comfort
Percolating just beneath the surface of this argument is what the radical homosexual lobby doesn’t want you to hear; the abolition of the “bourgeois family” and “bourgeois marriage.” The need to eliminate these two institutions – more contemporaneously regarded as the traditional or nuclear family – are detailed at length in The Manifesto of the Communist Party, written in 1847 by Karl Marx and Frederick … Continue reading Commentary: The Marxist Underpinnings of Homosexual ‘Marriage’
Western society is currently experiencing what can only be described as a moral revolution. Our society’s moral code and collective ethical evaluation on a particular issue has undergone not small adjustments but a complete reversal. That which was once condemned is now celebrated, and the refusal to celebrate is now condemned.
What makes the current moral and sexual revolution so different from previous moral revolutions is that it is taking place at an utterly unprecedented velocity. Previous generations experienced moral revolutions over decades, even centuries. This current revolution is happening at warp speed.
As the church responds to this revolution, we must remember that current debates on sexuality present to the church a crisis that is irreducibly and inescapably theological. This crisis is tantamount to the type of theological crisis that Gnosticism presented to the early church or that Pelagianism presented to the church in the time of Augustine. In other words, the crisis of sexuality challenges the church’s understanding of the gospel, sin, salvation, and sanctification. Advocates of the new sexuality demand a complete rewriting of Scripture’s metanarrative, a complete reordering of theology, and a fundamental change to how we think about the church’s ministry. Continue reading “Theology which Confronts the Sexual Revolution and Moral Upheaval”
“I think the law of the land is plain. It’s the United States Constitution,” he stated. “Not an opinion of the Supreme Court which contradicts that law.” Moore also advised reporters that the Supreme Court can be petitioned for a re-hearing within 25 days of a ruling. He said that while it is rare for the court to do so, he hoped that the justices … Continue reading Christian News Network: Judge Roy Moore Renews Call to Amend U.S. Constitution to Ban Same-Sex ‘Marriage’
I must admit I have been amazed (and saddened) by the number of Christians who claim that because we call gay “marriage” a sin, we are being judgmental, for they claim the Bible tells us not to judge! And, of course, many non-Christians inconsistently quote the Bible to claim that Christians shouldn’t judge those who believe in gay “marriage.” Actually, and ironically, many of these … Continue reading AiG: Can Christians Judge Gay “Marriage”?
The Supreme Court’s decision today redefining marriage to include couples of the same sex is wholly illegitimate and unlawful. A nullity. Worthy only to be disobeyed. Anyone who says otherwise — that the rule of law requires recognition of same-sex marriage — is committing a fraud. And any State official — like Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama — who says that his oath of office … Continue reading Western Journalism: Obergefell v. Hodges: Illegitimate, Unlawful, And A Fraud On The American People
Many women have the impression that the Genesis account of Adam and Eve imposed a humiliating, subservient role on women. Is this really the case? That the man and the woman are created in God’s image signifies more than likeness. It also conveys the notion of representative rule, both of them exercising dominion over the earth together. Ruling the earth is a joint function of … Continue reading AiG: A Match Made in Heaven
I have heard people say that the Bible is just a list of do’s and don’ts. People who say that have not read the Bible. In order to combat this sort of thinking, some Christians will quickly respond by arguing that the Bible is not a list of do’s and don’ts at all. But when they do that, they throw out the baby with the … Continue reading Table Talk Editor Burk Parsons on Gospel Religion