Contemporary Christian music stars are endorsing homosexual marriage. Presbyterians, Anglicans, Lutherans, and Mennonites are ordaining homosexual clergy. After the damage has been done by the false worldviews of humanism, existentialism, feminism, and sexual and gender autonomy, will there be any Christian churches and Christian families still standing? Will anybody stand with the Apostles, the Apostolic Fathers, the Church Fathers, the Reformers, and the church of the ages on the most critical issues of the day? Who will keep the faith, and who will keep the commandments of God? Kevin Swanson takes a look at these questions in chapter 3 of his book, Keep the Faith: On Family & Sexuality.
In this five-minute video clip taken from a talk entitled, "The Modern Church's Sissified Jesus," Voddie Baucham refutes the claim that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.
In this article, Ken Ham makes the connection between society's growing acceptance of "gay marriage" and it's rejection of God's Word as morally authoritative.
Professor Robert Gagnon has become a well-known voice advocating the traditional biblical view on sexuality. In a highly charged show he debates the scriptural issues on sexuality with Jayne Ozanne, the director of Accepting Evangelicals who came out as homosexual in 2015.
In this 7-minute video, John Piper does an excellent job of explaining the connection between homosexuality and self-idolatry. He says, "Sexuality is God's idea, and we should learn from God what it is. It's a man and a woman created in beautifully complementary ways so that they form one flesh. And to try to do it another way is a distortion. It's a corruption. It's a dysfunction of the way God made it."
"Modern gender ideology promises happiness if we’ll just listen to our desires and cast aside any physical hindrance to them. To a fragmented, confused, and lonely generation, such a promise raises high hopes. But the sexual revolution has never fulfilled any of its promises, and it never will. As the church, we can offer the world a true and lasting promise, and a name even better than sons and daughters."
In this 4-minute video, Dr. James Anderson emphasizes the need for Christians to respond to transgenderism with a distinctly Biblical worldview.
Here's a great article by Brian Owen on how to talk with millennials about cohabitation: "Millennials want you to be upfront with them. Don’t dance around the issue. Speak directly about how God would view their cohabitation. Call cohabitation, and sex outside of marriage, what it is—a sin. Remember, we walk a balance between grace and truth. Help them understand you care for them and truly believe honoring God is what is best for them. If they (or he/she) identify themselves as believers, then present a good biblical case for why it’s wrong and dangerous. Many of them have heard it’s wrong (from their parents), but they haven’t heard why the Bible says it’s wrong."
Dr. James White debates Graeme Codrington on what the Bible says about homosexuality. Mr. Codrington takes the position that the Bible does indeed support "loving" same-sex unions, while Dr. White argues that the Scriptures consistently condemn homosexual behavior as sinful.
In this video, Dr. James Anderson, associate professor of theology and philosophy at RTS Charlotte, lays out eight helpful theses about transgenderism, followed by some interesting Q&A.
Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon challenges the claim that homosexual practice is no worse than any other sin. In this article, Dr. Gagnon argues that there is a mountain of Scriptural evidence showing that (1) sins do differ in significance to God and (2) God regards homosexual practice as a particularly severe sexual sin.
In this message, John Piper makes a very direct and simple point: "If your marriage is going to make God look glorious, then you must find more satisfaction in God than in your marriage."
In the guise of tolerance, modern culture grants alternative lifestyle status to homosexuality. Even more disturbing, some within the church attempt to revise and distort Christian teaching on this behavior. The authors write for all who want to better understand the Bible's teaching on the subject, explaining and defending the foundational Bible passages that deal with homosexuality--including Genesis, Leviticus, and Romans. Expanding on these Scriptures, they refute the revisionists' arguments--including the claim that Christians today need not adhere to the Law. In a straightforward and loving manner, they appeal to those caught up in a homosexual lifestyle to repent and return to God's plan for His people.
A really good article by John Piper on how Christians should think about sin: "I wonder how many believers today realize that faith is not merely believing that Christ died for our sins. Faith is also being confident that his way is better than sin. His will is wiser. His help is more sure. His promises more precious. And his reward more satisfying."
In this sermon, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas looks at God's creation of marriage in Genesis 2, and demonstrates the importance of never giving in to the Obergefell agenda.
Here's a really good article by Josh Squires on making God the center of your marriage: "Making God the center and highest priority of your marriage may be the key to saving it, even if it’s not in trouble — yet. . . . Prioritizing God in our marriages means knowing him in our hearts and reflecting him in our actions. While the Trinity at times may seem like some obscure theological construct, it is in reality an essential part of God-centered marriages."
Here's a really good article from John MacArthur on responding to the homosexual agenda: "What should be your response to the homosexual agenda? Make it a biblical response—confront it with the truth of Scripture that condemns homosexuality and promises eternal damnation for all who practice it. What should be your response to the homosexual? Make it a gospel response—confront him with the truth of Scripture that condemns him as a sinner, and point him to the hope of salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Stay faithful to the Lord as you respond to homosexuality by honoring His Word, and leave the results to Him."
Dr. James White rights on the movement to make homosexuality an acceptable behavior in the church. "The believer who wishes to engage this darkened world and seek to be 'salt and light' needs to see this attack for what it is: a devastating assault that has to be met head-on. It cannot be ignored, it cannot be accepted. It is the very reason The Reformation Project exists, why Matthew Vines does what he does, why Brownson wrote his book, and so many others. To allow this argument to stand is to lose the war. It is that pernicious."
Does the Bible reject transgender behavior? That seems like a question with a rather obvious answer, but that hasn't kept the Washington Post from publishing propaganda pieces on the subject. Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon has posted an excellent response to the WP. Here's a good quote: "It is lamentable that the Washington Post is more interested in propaganda for the 'transgender' cause than in credible scholarship. If they don’t like what the Judeo-Christian Scriptures have to say, then they should just say so rather than attempt to distort the witness of these texts in order to service their tainted ideological objectives. When the ends justify the means, all trust is lost in the integrity of the alleged journalism."
Here's a great article on the Bible and transgenderism from Kevin DeYoung. "Some would argue that the Bible says nothing about the explosion of the transgender phenomenon in the Western world," DeYoung says. "After all, there is no verse that says, 'Thou shalt not transition from a man to a woman.' . . . But that hardly means the Bible provides no guidance for Christians trying to make sense of our transgender moment. In fact, when it comes to transgenderism, the Bible actually has a lot to say—not by a prooftext here or there but by a rich and pervasive understanding of gender and sexual identity."
In what has to be a new low for the New York Times, the Gray Lady has published an op-ed piece titled “Is God Transgender?” by a New York rabbi named Mark Sameth. Sameth contends that “the Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender.” He marshals many purported examples of gender fluidity in the Hebrew scriptures, including the preposterous claim that the God of Israel was worshipped originally as “a dual-gendered deity.” In this response to Sameth, Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon demonstrates that "No historical evidence supports Sameth’s reading—only his own sex ideology."
Why do churches often recive those who have been divorced and remarried, while rejecting those who have compromised on the issue of homosexuality? Isn't this hypocritical? In this article, Russell Moore does an excellent job in responding to this question.
The primary reason that so many Christians are ill-equipped to defend marriage is that they don’t understand its theocentric nature. They don’t understand God’s purpose in creating marriage. They don’t understand that marriage was created to be a picture of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They don’t understand the husband as a picture of Christ and the wife as a picture of the church. As a result, our marriages have become extremely self-centered. In this sermon, Scott T. Brown examines Paul’s words in Ephesians 5:22-33 and helps us to understand what it means to have a gospel-centered marriage.
In this message, Dr. Heath Lambert speaks on sexual sin and how Christians should counsel those who are ensnared in it. He says, "The problem with sexual morality is not just that it’ll slap you right smack dab in the middle of hell; but as I said more positively than that, it is the opposite of the love of Christ. It’s the opposite of this selfless sacrificial care that we see in Him. Every sexually immoral person is thinking about themself. Sexual sin is grounded in selfishness every time."
In this talk given at Union University's Salt & Light Conference, Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon shows how Christians can use nature arguments to show that even unbelievers know homosexual behavior is unnatural. It has been clearly revealed to them by the Creator.