If I told you that there are ministers of God who are homosexual, what would you think?
If I told you that none of us, in our own human sexuality, are really straight, when it comes to lining up with God’s purpose for marriage and sexuality, what would you think?
Interesting how our minds work, isn’t it?
In a recent post of mine that dealt with discussing differing perspectives regarding the LGBTQ community, while maintaining respect for one another, I was criticized for speaking on a subject that I had not personally experienced. I don’t personally think that is a valid criticism but I do understand what my friend was indicating.
To that end, I’m going to provide some links so a series of videos that were given at a conference presented by speaker, author and Pastor Sam Allberry, who shares his approach to this topic while having lived with same-sex attraction since his early teen years, based on his book “Is God Anti-Gay?” and aims to equip Christians and skeptics alike to be able to understand and articulate the message of the Bible on this issue, and answer some modern questions and objections surrounding the historical Biblical position.
If you’re interested in looking at his website and his ministry you can view it here.
In this day and age there are a lot of different messages being given out with regard to the acceptance and support of the LGTBQ community and I will readily admit, this is NOT an easy subject to get a handle on. Having a superficial understanding of God’s plan for marriage and human sexuality is not a light subject, but I do think it is thoroughly covered in God’s Word and from my perspective, these videos showcase the Bible’s teachings, which ultimately are the teachings and wisdom that Jesus gave us.
I know there will be some who disagree. I understand that. But it’s simply not good enough to just say what is sin and what isn’t. The answer goes much more deeper than that. What I am doing here is presenting a different perspective that I would hope you might seriously think about. Check it out with God’s Word. So, here we have, from the mouth of a minister who is a homosexual, his perspective. I would strongly encourage you to take the time to hear him out. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long. I know, that’s a fair piece of time but this is a very important subject and as Christians we should be willing to invest our time to understanding the issue and not just react to the superficial.
Session 1 : Is it good news? Homosexuality and the Gospel
Session 2 : What does God think? Homosexuality and the Bible.
Session 3 : A hundredfold: Homosexuality and the Church.
Session 4 : Hope and joy: Homosexuality and the Christian
Session 5 : Questions & Answers
And for those who are interested, I am providing a link to an article authored by Dr. William Lane Craig, where he provides a detailed overview on what he considers a Christian perspective on homosexuality here.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!