Homosexuality: For Christians, There Is No Debate
Obama’s recent announcement in favor of same-sex marriage caused a flurry of articles and blog posts on the subject across the reformed blogosphere.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out why.
It’s almost as if the verdict among Christians on homosexuality is still out and we’re all in the courtroom hallway waiting to be told what to think. Why is that? Has the Bible not made a ruling already?
Justin Taylor of the Gospel Coalition writes a post on A Proposed Compromise on the Same-Sex Marriage Debate where he quotes an article beginning with this:
A recent compromise on the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate granted too much to revisionists and too little to traditionalists. A better compromise will respect the societal importance of marriage while also providing for the real needs of domestic partners.
The real needs of domestic partners? And what is Justin’s thinking on the idea?
“It is unlikely to happen, but I think it’s an interesting idea to have on the table.”
Have mercy. Interesting it is not. Meeting the needs of ‘domestic partners’ is not anywhere on the radar for the Christian outside of goodwill and a clear proclamation of the Gospel with an emphasis on repentance and submission to the sovereignty of the Lord.
Seriously folks, I do not want to come across as crass or harsh in anyway, but let’s face it, for the Christian, there is no debate or controversy when it comes to homosexuality. There just isn’t. So, why continue writing articles and blog posts as if there are?
And Justin Taylor and TGC are not the only ones who framed ‘the discussion’ in that manner. There are dozens and dozens of articles across the net who’ve posited the topic in the same form – as a controversy, or debate.
Homosexuality, like any other sin, is damnable. It is an affront to God and His Church. For a Christian, it is not an ongoing debate or controversy, it is a biblically settled issue, one with eternal consequences. So why do we not present it in that same light?
It seems to me that the real problem in hashing out this topic is that many within the Church are refusing – and for political/career/notoriety’s sake – to take a solid, immovable stand condemning homosexuality altogether.
To quote Charles Barkley, “I could be wrong, but I doubt it.”
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