Lately at DPC we've been surveying what the Bible has to say about homosexuality. One of the books I've recommended is Sam Allberry's "Is God anti-gay?," subtitled "And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction."
I highly recommend every adult Christian spend some time with this book. This is an arena of culture where Christians need to be faithfully present, with the gospel.
Below is a list of the "other questions" that Allberry—who has himself struggled with same-sex attraction, but has found rest in Christ—treats in this book:
- What does the Bible actually say about marriage and sex?
- What does the Bible actually say about homosexuality?
- Would a same-sex partnership be ok with God if it's committed & faithful?
- Does Jesus himself ever talk about these issues?
- What should a Christian do if he/she finds himself/herself experiencing same-sex attraction?
- Can God change our sexual desires?
- Can we really expect unmarried Christians with same-sex attraction to remain single?
- Can singleness be healthy?
- What are the main struggles for a Christian dealing with same-sex attraction?
- How can all of this be part of God's purpose?
- What do Christians say to people who accuse the church of picking and choosing which Old Testament laws to apply?
- How should the church regard someone in their midst who is struggling with same-sex attraction?
- What should we do if a gay couple starts coming to church?
- Why can't Christians just agree to disagree on this?
- How should a Christian respond to an unbelieving friend who announces that he/she is gay?
- What's the best way to bring the gospel to a homosexual friend?
- How can the church be an effective witness to the world with regard to this issue?
- What should a Christian do if a Christian friend confesses this struggle to you personally?
- What does Jesus have to offer the homosexual?
All good questions. And, Christian, you're going to need to have good answers. This book is a great place to start.