This is not a proper diary–granted. But the Scriptural soundness of the linked interview, on an issue of contemporary significance, is so compelling that I must urge you to hear it; such soundness is often demonstrated by true wisdom’s cutting in several directions at once–which it must, given the metastatic nature of our spiritual cancer, and which it always does, as “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart“.
The White Horse Inn’s Michael Horton interviewed Sam Allberry, British author of Is God Anti-Gay?. In the context of a Christian’s fight against the temptation of same-sex attraction, Allberry addresses how a local church should respond not only to a member in that particular trial, and to non-Christian homosexual visitors and friends, but also–and this is what makes him so refreshing–members struggling against, or caught in, or visitors or friends living in, any manifestation of sin; he helpfully and wisely levels the playing field, as does Paul in Romans 1 and 2: we are all under indictment–and to all is the Gospel of Christ held out as our only hope.
“We should expect, because of our theology that we will be impacted as Christians by many aspects of the Fall. It would be peculiar if everything else was tainted by sin except for our sexual desires. My understanding is that all of our sexual desires are tainted by sin. No one has sexual desires that are exclusively pleasing to Christ. And this is one manifestation of that, that we have desires for people of the same gender.”
The White Horse Inn’s 9/27/2015 broadcast: Same-Sex Attraction