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The Idiots Guide To Being (Biblically) Less Offensive

 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. - 1 Peter 3:15-17

It has been pointed out to me that my lasts few posts on the issue of homosexuality may have come across in a way that I have not intended them to. So because of that, I write this post..

 I understand fully the emotional baggage that writing about such issues carries and was fully ready for some of the emotional rhetoric and fall back that I received.

I understand that the evangelical Christian community (that I try to represent) has a hard time with this issue. There is a worrying trend in the rapid snowballing rejection of biblical morality and specificall…

World Vision: Gay Marriage Stated Or Gospel Related?

"Changing the employee conduct policy to allow someone in a same-sex marriage who is a professed believer in Jesus Christ to work for us makes our policy more consistent with our practice on other divisive issues, it also allows us to treat all of our employees the same way: abstinence outside of marriage, and fidelity within marriage. It's easy to read a lot more into this decision than is really there. This is not an endorsement of same-sex marriage. We have decided we are not going to get into that debate. Nor is this a rejection of traditional marriage, which we affirm and support…we're not caving to some kind of pressure. We're not on some slippery slope. There is no lawsuit threatening us. There is no employee group lobbying us. This is not us compromising. It is us deferring to the authority of churches and denominations on theological issues. We're an operational arm of the global church, we're not a theological arm of the church.”- Richard…

Homosexuality: "Well Jesus didn't say..."

I want once again to talk about the issue of homosexuality from a Christian perspective. Why? Simply because more and more in our culture this is becoming the predominantly dividing issue when it comes to the Christian vs. the secular. This is being discussed on the street corners, in the classrooms, in the government halls, and in the courtrooms. And because of this it is more and more becoming the issue that Christians need to stand up for and stay strong on.

Now I have already discussed the surrounding morality and subjectivity of the issue in my posts A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality, Part 1 and Part 2, and in order to not repeat myself as much as possible I recommend reading those before going any further within this post. This post is meant to address objections to the issue from a biblical standpoint, not from an overarching societal view as my previous posts have done.

I recently did a series called A Manifesto to the Thinking Christian where I set out a challenge to …