In this sermon, John MacArthur addresses the sin of homosexuality, drawing from multiple passages of Scripture. We should proclaim how abominable and destructive this sin is, while at the same time preaching the message of hope that homosexuals can turn to Christ and be saved.
Voddie Baucham confronts the claim that same-sex "marriage" is the next leg of the civil rights movement and explains that calling it such is inappropriate because (1) Homosexuality is undetectable apart from self-identification; (2) There is a complete disconnect between same-sex “marriage” and anti-miscegenation laws; and (3) Such an argument can just as easily be applied to an infinite number of "orientations," including polygamous or pedophiliac "orientations."
Kevin DeYoung has written before on whether a Christian should attend a same-sex ceremony. His answer has always been no. But what if the ceremony is completely secular? DeYoung answers that question in this article. He says, "In short, as personally painful as it may be, and as much as the world will call us names and castigate our motives, those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman should not attend a ceremony that purports to be the marrying of a man and a man or a woman and a woman, even if that ceremony is completely secular in nature."
Ken Ham looks at the cultural chaos surrounding the definition of marriage and shows that the rule of monogamy is tied directly to Genesis. If we forsake the Word of God, we will forsake monogamy, and as a result, the entire meaning of marriage will disintegrate.
In this article, Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon confronts five major arguments, each one trying to prove that Scripture doesn't condemn homosexual practice in and of itself. Dr. Gagnon presents the real evidence—that Scripture does indeed regard homosexual practice as sinful and unnatural.
Dr. James White and Justin Lee discuss how Christians should respond to those who identify as “gay Christians.” Justin Lee takes the position that Christians should be more accepting of that kind of identity, while Dr. James White argues that Paul’s words, “And such were some of you,” makes this a gospel issue.
In this sermon, John Piper goes back to God's Word on the issue of same-sex "marriage," answering questions about the creation of marriage, the origin of same-sex desire, and the appropriate responses of the church and civil magistrate.
In this three-part video series, Dr. James White reviews and refutes a presentation by Dr. David Gushee, who tries to compare opposing homosexuality to persecuting Jews.
Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon challenges the claim made by Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach that homosexuality is simply a religious offense rather than a moral one. Gagnon points out that "In the Levitical chapters on sex laws (18 and 20), the prohibition of homosexual practice appears alongside the prohibitions of incest, adultery, and bestiality, all of which are clearly moral prohibitions, all of which are also called 'iniquity' or 'sin' (18:25)."
Among those who agree that the Bible prohibits homosexual practice, there is a disagreement about whether the story of Sodom and Gomorrah should be used in support of this conclusion. Kevin DeYoung writes on this debate. "I still see good reasons to accept the traditional interpretation and conclude that Jude 7 is a reference to the sin of homosexual behavior," he says. He then gives five arguments in support of this conclusion.
In this video, Voddie Baucham, J. D. Greear, and Russell Moore discuss one of the most pressing questions of our day, "How Can Homosexuality Be Wrong if It Doesn't Harm Anyone?"
What is adultery? Before you answer, read Jesus’s words in the Sermon on the Mount. You may be surprised. The standard to which we hold ourselves is often worlds apart from what is required by our Lord. Jesus uses the Seventh Commandment as a teaching tool to help his hearers see their need for the gospel.
In this video, Dr. Richard D. Phillips looks at the Creation Account in Genesis and explains that the male and the female were created by God with a specific goal in mind. Gender is not merely a social construct that changes with the culture, but a gift from the Creator that should be used for His glory.
Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon responds to an article by Dr. Wesley Hill, and points out that feeling happy for the newfound "legitimacy" that same-sex couples experience in the wake of Obergefell is out of touch with Scripture. Gagnon indicates that Hill "views any classification of homosexual practice as a particularly severe sexual offense to be an instance of abuse, even though the united witness of Scripture supports such a conclusion."
Sadly these days, our nation is marked not only by an unrestrained and unashamed abandonment to sensuality but also by the putrid sin of sexual perversion. In this sermon, Albert N. Martin addresses these issues. What is called sexual orientation and an alternative lifestyle today, God has always called an abomination, which he visits with severe judgment but from which he offers salvation.
Kevin DeYoung writes about the frequent attempts made by revisionist scholars to explain that the Bible condemns only "bad" kinds of homosexuality, not "loving" relationships. He says, "The only way to think the Bible is talking about every other kind of homosexuality except the kind our culture wants to affirm is to be less than honest with the texts or less than honest with ourselves."
In this article, Steve Golden addresses several arguments made by "pro-gay theologians," and refutes them with the plain wording of Scripture. Golden says, "Try as they might, the arguments of pro-homosexual scholars simply are not convincing. In the very first book of the Bible, we read that God created a man and a woman for the first marriage (not a man and a man or a woman and a woman)."
In this video series created by PulpitFreedom.org before the Supreme Court Struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and California Proposition 8, Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon examines several key texts of Scripture and explains why homosexuality is a sin. Gagnon looks at the creation account, the Sodom story, the Levitical prohibitions, the relationship between David and Jonathan, the witness of Jesus and the witness of Paul.
In this sermon, Dr. Baucham addresses the most common objection posed by proponents of same-sex "marriage": "How can you oppose same-sex marriage while continuing to eat shrimp and shave the edges of your beard?" Addressed to an audience of college students, this sermon tackles the issue head on and gives practical, logical, and biblical answers that lead squarely to the gospel.
Why might a Christian refuse to attend, cater, or participate in a same-sex marriage ceremony? Kevin DeYoung points out some reasons. He says: "It would be difficult, if not impossible, to attend a wedding (let alone cater it or provide the culinary centerpiece) without your presence communicating celebration and support for what is taking place. And, as painful as it may be for us and for those we love, celebrating and supporting homosexual unions is not something God or his word will allow us to do."
In this article, Al Mohler asserts that homosexuality "is a grievous sin against God and is a direct rejection of God’s intention and command in creation." He goes on to say that those "seeking to contort and subvert the Bible’s message are not responding to homosexuals with compassion. To lie is never compassionate–and their lie leads unto death."
John MacArthur writes on how the church can defend the truth about what constitutes a family. He says: "The best way to defend and uphold God’s design for marriage and family is not through political or legal action—it’s through the living testimony of a faithful, righteous adherence to God’s design. The watching world needs to see the necessity of God’s design lived out in our daily lives."
Rob Gagnon provides counter arguments to the view that the sin of homosexuality is no worse than the sin of overeating. He says, "Comparing gluttony to acts of immoral sexual intercourse, including a pattern of self-affirming homosexual practice, trivializes sin and makes of mockery of God’s holy demand."
In this sermon, Voddie Baucham compares the sin of the men of Sodom to where American culture is today.
In this article, written just before the U.S. Supreme Court Struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, Al Mohler challenges the idea that "gay marriage" is a civil right. He says: "At the end of the day, the argument over same-sex marriage is never just about same-sex marriage, and debates about civil rights are never just about civil rights. Deeper truths and worldview implications are always at stake, and it is our responsibility to make certain that we know what those are and stand humbly and compassionately for those truths, regardless of the cost."