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Driscoll on Homosexuality

 

From the first time I saw this, I was blown away both by Driscoll’s grasp on Scriptures and his wisdom and tact in sharing it. How does one learn to answer (on the spot!) a thorny question like this in such a profound way?

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

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8 Comments »

  1. “I have been pursuing Jesus for as long as I can remember. This journey has lead me back again and again to Scriptures and prayer and an ever-deepening awareness of the God who is not far from each one of us. Along the way I have earned a BA and am nearing completion of an MA in theology.”

    That is kind of sad! A Christian is a new creature and Jesus dwells in us through the Holy Spirit. It’s not about us pursuing Jesus, but rather allowing Jesus to live through us – our sins are forgiven.

    • Perhaps it would help if I showed you the verses I was quoting/paraphrasing in that introduction…?

      Phil. 3:7-13
      Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. (13) Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, (14) I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

      Acts 17:27
      …that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us

      2Ti 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

      Also, notice that Jesus says again and again, “come, follow me.” This is, really, what it’s all about.

      …but perhaps you have a point. Maybe I should add a phrase which makes my conversion experience, and the “rest” I enjoy in Christ (Heb. 4) more explicit.

  2. This was awesome & thank you for sharing!

    I loved how he summed it up towards the end – _All_ sexual sin is considered equal in the sight of God. Equally fallen, equally guilty… but yes, apart from faith in Jesus those are sins and sins cause you to be separated from God & to experience His justice in Hell, but if you come to Jesus and are forgiven, no matter what your sin is, including sexual sin, Jesus’ death covers all and any sin and Jesus is willing to forge you. Additionally, he’;; give you a new heart with new passions and desires to go and live a new life, and I’ll say this: “I’ve experienced that and it’s true.”

  3. I really cannot believe how anyone can support these accusations and call themselves Christians. I am a Christian and this guy does not represent AT ALL the Christ I know. Bigotism and prejudice are not Christian attitudes.

    • Thank you for your opinion!

      I always compare this issue to fornication. I have many, many friends inside and outside of the church who are living together. Does that mean I hate them? Does that mean I think they are dirty? No – I love them with the love of Christ. At the same time the bible says what they are doing is wrong, and so as a Christ- follower, I have to be faithful to what the word of god says.

      You can be kind and loving to a person while disagreeing about their life choices – and that is what I think Driscoll modeled in this clip.

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