Homosexuality has hardly been out of the news in the last few years. This book looks at the issue from the viewpoint of a Christian faith based squarely on the Bible. So two important chapters consider carefully what the Bible says about sexuality in general and then what it says about homosexual behaviour. But there is much more—including an examination of the attitude of the Christian church in history a look at homosexuality from a medical perspective. It reviews recent legislation, its possible impact upon Christians and churches, and gives some guidance on a Christian response. It covers the pastoral response in the local church and concludes with a testimony which introduces the work of True Freedom Trust. The Christian position is one which is now widely misunderstood and is often thought to be merely a matter of prejudice if not of actual
animosity to homosexual people. But, so this book argues, it is a principled view which comes in the context of all that the Bible says about God and man, about truth and love and the gospel of grace.
Paul E Brown is a retired pastor. Rev Dr Kenneth Brownell is the pastor of East London Tabernacle Baptist Church and editor of the theological journal Foundations. Declan Flanagan is the Chief Executive of Rural Ministries. Martin Hallett is the Director of True freedom Trust, a Christian support and teaching ministry offering hope and help to men and women struggling with homosexuality, lesbianism and similar issues, and to their families and friends. Roger Hitchings is the pastor of East Leake Evangelical Church. Dr Peter Saunders is the General Secretary of the Christian Medical Fellowship.
An updated edition with seven chapter by six writers have combined to produce a clear and easily understood examination of what the Bible says about Homosexuality. Learning from the past: Just genetics?: The Bible: sexuality and marriage: The Bible, homosexual practice: Equality for whom?; Pastoral response in the local church: and Martins Story. An excellent book for anyone seeking to understand the why’s and wherefore’s of Bible believing Christian teaching, and where we stand with the law today. GoodBookStall Review – 21/05/2007 – Mary Bartholomew