Updated Article on Jesus’ View of Homosexuality

I’ve said before that one of the biggest challenges the Church faces is itself. Christians need to stand firm against the pressure to compromise their convictions. Too often, though, I see believers capitulating to culture, especially on politically incorrect matters. I’m sympathetic to that impulse. I would love to go with the flow as well. That’s not what Christ commands us to do, though. We’re not to conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2).

That’s why it’s frustrating to see so many believers beguiled by bad arguments defending pro-gay theology. It seems there are two categories of these arguments: first generation and second generation. First generation arguments became popular in the 1980s and continued for a few decades. Second generation arguments take a little more time to explain why they’re wrong. Greg and I co-wrote a two-part Solid Ground series responding to some of these second-generation arguments here and here. Both generations of arguments are bad and mistaken. My point in this post is not to go into detail about all of them.

Rather, I want to point you to an article I recently updated that responds to a first-generation argument that still lingers around. It’s the claim that since Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality, that means that homosexual behavior is morally permissible.

I know I’ve written about this in the past, but I’ve now bolstered my case with a few more points. There are now seven arguments responding to the claim that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. You can read the article here.


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Alan Shlemon