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- Publisher: Frontline (May 6, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IQY2P14
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About the Author
“Michael Brown shows us the proper balance in maintaining and defending the consistent message of Scripture as well as showing love and respect for those who need to hear the Bible’s message of purity, holiness, and forgiveness.” — Dr. James White, Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries, and co-author of The Same Sex Controversy: Defending and Clarifying the Bible's Message About Homosexuality.
“Having served alongside of Dr. Michael Brown for over three decades, I know that when he handles a subject he does so with thoroughness, integrity and charity. His latest book is no different and I heartily recommend everyone read it to be equipped on this hot button issue of our generation.” —Larry Tomczak, best-selling author and director of T.A.G. (The Awareness Group).
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I had already reached many of these same conclusions based on what I was reading in scripture myself, but I still wrestled with the real-world application of these things in a way that really demonstrates love without throwing the law at people.
I have heard both Christian and non-Christian alike stand on the opposing side of this discussion, because neither has really dug in to know what God's word says. Mr. Brown has provided a valuable tool that will allow you to do just that.
But as the author asks plainly, are you willing and prepared to "see your sin through the lens of scripture, or do you intend to look at scripture through the lens of your sin?" [paraphrased]
If you claim to know God and struggle with (or give into) same-sex attraction, you need to read this book!
If you claim to know God and know someone else who struggles with their sexuality, this book is for you. Without understanding, you will never have the discernment to meet the lies head-on or speak in a truly loving manner to someone battling with this lifestyle.
Love and Truth. It's gotta be both, together always.
Top international reviews
Dr Brown sticks closely to scripture and opens it up in an easy to understand way, which brings much light on the subject he has covered in this book. His covering of the original biblical scripts is most helpful when seeking to truly understand what scripture teaches us.
This isn't a light reading book! It contains some painful testimonies, but, more importantly, it tells testimonies of those set free indeed in Jesus Christ and His redeeming love. It brings, shows and demonstrates the hope and love of our Creator God!
If you truly want to know what the Bible teaches us about this subject, then this book is both helpful and enlightening and well worth purchasing and reading - I read it in 3 evenings! I'm now on the hunt for more Dr Brown's books - they are a great resources and a useful addition to every bookshelf.
Above all, it is a book that tells of the love of God for us all - of God's intentions and plans for us to live peacefully and at our best, in Him.
An honest reader of the scripture will agree with Dr. Michael Brown what he says in this book. The book is clear and to the point.
While exposing the truth in a loving way, Dr Michael Brown exposes the wrong conclusion many arrived. Jesus said rightly You err not knowing the scripture neither the power of God. God has power to change people, but not against their will. If someone is willing to accept the challenge, Jesus can change the person as Dr. Brown affirms in his book.
- The 6 "clobber" passages from Scripture
- Which Old Testament laws still apply to Christians
- Jesus' apparent 'silence' on homosexuality
- Whether the homosexual behaviour outlawed was because of the context of idolatry or pederasty
- Analogies with slavery, racial segregation and the emancipation of women
He also refutes more recent assertions, which signal a more aggressive attack on those holding to a traditional biblical understanding, such as the following:
- "The traditional teaching of the church has harmed LGBT people"
- "Homophobia in the church has led to suicides of young LGBT people"
- "Gay Christianity produces good fruit and therefore must be good in itself"
Brown helpfully looks to broaden the focus away from just the 6 "clobber" passages in Scripture, which address homosexual behaviour explicitly, to the consistent thrust of the whole Bible affirming opposite-sex marriage exclusively as the place for sexual expression.
He also reflects on our self-centred, sex-obsessed, relativistic society and shows how such a society (and increasingly parts of the church) will naturally want to reinvent the teachings of the Bible to suit an increasingly unbiblical worldview.