Our nation experienced a great deal of controversy last Friday from the 5-4 SCOTUS ruling. A ruling that has shifted the moral trajectory of our nation. With a shift that is colossal in nature, it will be very important for Christians to give an answer to why we object to all forms of homosexual orientation. 1 Peter 3:15, “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (NASB). We also will need to be reminded that as abominable the sin of homosexuality is, the gay community must be a mission field for us. We will be fighting in all fronts: abortion, Islam, cults, and even gay marriage. But as I read this book, I can’t help but to think about the author’s love for this community. How can we not love them? Remember what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11? Here it is. I will also modify some of the fonts so we can be reminded of who we (Christians) were once:
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”
Wow, that should change our attitude from being hateful to being loving. I am not saying to water down the Gospel. Let the Gospel be the offense because it naturally functions that way to the prideful anyway. But may we have attitudes of love towards the lost. I am reminded of my professor’s quote: “When we confuse our mission field as our enemy, the Great Commission is impossible” (Pastor Rick Holland). That needs to be preached as a reminder to my heart over and over.
In addition, what else can I communicate concerning this book? It is a simple and very short read. It covers many of the major points that Christians will need to consider with they are dealing with homosexuals and even those who have stated that they have submitted to Christ as their Lord and Savior, but still at times struggle with same-sex attraction. How does one deal with that? How does one counsel someone struggling with SSA? I believe the author could of been more descriptive concerning the issue of same-sex attraction/desire, which I believe is a sin, but due the size of the book, it may cause one to loose focus on the main points of the book. Overall, I recommend this book.