A Note From The Editor:
Following is without a doubt the best response I have read yet pointing out the obvious fallacy of the position held by so called progressive Christians who ignore the physically and spiritually dangerous practice of same sex attraction while condemning those of us who feel compelled to observe biblical and natural truths and demonstrate–as Mr. Heck puts it– “love of gentle rebuke and corrective counsel.”
Of all the points Mr. Heck outlines, my favorite of his rhetorical questions is;
Why would a supposed believer in Christ show me the love of gentle rebuke and corrective counsel when I fall into unholy or hypocritical judgment but deny the same to a sister who has surrendered to homosexual temptation?
A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO JOHN PAVLOVITZ’S ‘GAY’ THEOLOGY
by PETE HECK on 25 August, 2016 from Barbwire.com
My emotions range freely between anger and sorrow when I observe the way so many professing believers treat those caught up in the sin of homosexuality. Puffing themselves up to be agents of love and tolerance, these so-called Christians deny their “gay friends” the same full counsel of God they willingly and unhesitatingly give to others who struggle with different sins.
I don’t know what causes that sort of favoritism and partial proclamation of truth. Why would a fellow Christian care more about my soul when they see me caught up in self-righteousness than the soul of our brother who is caught up in a homosexual proclivity? Why would a supposed believer in Christ show me the love of gentle rebuke and corrective counsel when I fall into unholy or hypocritical judgment but deny the same to a sister who has surrendered to homosexual temptation?
It is not love, it is not friendship to fail to declare the full counsel of God.
And yet not only are many Christians failing their brothers and sisters struggling with homosexual impulses in that regard, there are those who for the sake of cultural relevancy are going so far as to affirm and legitimize the deadly behavior. Their calculation is short-sighted and self-serving: better to be loved for telling a lie, they reason, than hated for telling the truth. In other words, the opposite path of Christ. Read more of this article at Barbwire.com