By R. Albert Mohler Jr
Are you prepared to reply to the main appropriate questions of sexuality today?
Lifetime monogamy is passé. Pornography infiltrates approximately each domestic. Homosexuality is authorized. Lust has been redefined. The family members as an establishment is questioned.
We are reminded on a daily basis that assumptions approximately what's correct and incorrect, sexually, are diversified at the present time than they have been fifty–or even ten–years in the past. Christian rules that shaped the trend for generations of yankee households are conspicuously absent. What occurred and why? How can we reply to the dramatic shift in our culture’s viewpoint on intercourse?
As considered one of today’s such a lot influential thinkers, Dr. Albert Mohler addresses those severe themes in a considerate, cut-to-the-chase sort in Desire and Deceit. As you persist with Mohler’s tips in utilizing biblical options to today’s so much hugely charged concerns, you can be not just outfitted but in addition encouraged to talk the reality in a society hungry for solutions.
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Extra info for Desire and deceit : the real cost of the new sexual tolerance
Put bluntly, if the claims put forward by the homosexual movement are true, the entire system of the Christian faith is compromised, and some essential truths will fall. Lest this be seen as an overstatement, consider the issue of biblical authority and inspiration. If the claims of revisionist exegetes are valid, then the very notions of verbal inspiration and biblical inerrancy are invalidated. But the challenge is yet deeper, for if, as the revisionist interpreters claim, holy Scripture can be so wrong and misdirected on this issue (to which it speaks so unambiguously), then the evangelical paradigm of biblical authority cannot stand.
The net result of this hermeneutic of legitimization has been confusion in the church. It has become the standard and politically correct perspective assumed in most sectors of the academy, and it is increasingly prevalent among members of the mainline Protestant denominations. Disappointingly, a number of evangelicals have been taken in as well. An early attempt at revising the church’s view of homosexuality was undertaken by D. 5 Similar proposals have come from figures such as John J. McNeill, a former Jesuit expelled from the order for his views on homosexuality.
Whatever God made is good, and every good thing God made has an intended purpose that ultimately reveals His own glory. When conservative Christians respond to sexual matters with ambivalence or embarrassment, we slander the goodness of God and hide His glory, which is intended to be revealed in the right use of creation’s gifts. Therefore, our first responsibility is to point all persons toward the right use of God’s good gifts and the legitimacy of sex in marriage as vital aspects of God’s intention in marriage from the beginning.
Desire and deceit : the real cost of the new sexual tolerance by R. Albert Mohler Jr