“And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
and by the Spirit of our God.”
1 Corinthians 6:11
I recently watched as the host of a news program called Dr. Albert Mohler “crazy” for expressing his belief that Christ empowers people to change and turn away from all forms of sin, including the sin of homosexual behavior. Is she right? Are we as Christians crazy or hateful for believing that homosexuality is not only a sin, but also one that can be overcome?
Although the voices of popular culture continually grow louder and more forceful in their attempts to reverse our convictions on this issue, it is the Word of God alone which must guide our thinking. Today as always, the Bible offers hope and victory for those tempted and enslaved by homosexual attraction and behavior.
Pastor John MacArthur clearly states Scripture’s unchanged teaching on homosexuality, “What does God think of homosexuals? Well, the answer is He loves them just like He loves you and just like He loves me. No different…It is God’s desire that they be saved, that they be justified, that they be sanctified, that they be washed. And that homosexuality and that homosexual behavior be only part of their past so that it can be said of them, ‘Such were some of you.'” (Sermon links listed below)
Below, I’ve compiled a list of solid biblical resources to help both those who struggle with homosexual desire and those who hope to minister to others in regard to this issue.
Articles & Booklets
Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love by Ed Welch
The Words No Parents Wants to Hear by Tim Geiger of Harvest USA
Desiring God list of resources for understanding and addressing homosexual behavior in light of Scripture
Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction by Ellen Dykas and Dave White (2009 CCEF National Conference)
When Sons and Daughters Say They Are Gay by John Freeman (2009 CCEF National Conference)
What Does the Bible Actually Say about Homosexuality? by Robert Gagnon (2009 CCEF National Conference)
Hope, Holiness, and Homosexuality by Dr. John Street (2010 Shepherds’ Conference)
What God Thinks of Homosexuals by Dr. John MacArthur
Thinking Biblically about Homosexuality by Dr. John MacArthur
Out of a Far Country 6-part Revive Our Hearts interview with Christopher Yuan and his mother Angela