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Dr.James White at Alpha & Omega Ministries,www.aomin.org,devoted several of his "The Dividing Line" programs to refuting Matthew Vines. Dr. White edited these programs into one five-hour program that is available on his homepage.
I recommend this program even though it may be a little bit repetitious because Dr. White teaches Greek and is able to go back to the original language and explain the different sins enumerated in the texts that Mr. Vines uses. For example, 1 Cor. 6:9 condemns both "male prostitutes and homosexuals" (NIV), but these are two different categories of sin. The male prostitute feminizes himself to attract men and takes the female receptive role. "Homosexuals" are gay men who have sexual with men.
One of Mr. Vine's arguments is that his love for another man is the same as that between a husband and wife. God is love, and He defines what is love.
One of the favorite weapons of the gay lobby is to claim that Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. It was just that "mean" Paul who condemned homosexuality. Jesus affirmed heterosexuality, "For this reason, a man shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh."
I recommend listening to Dr. White's response to Mr. Vine.
Cosmo has always pointed its readers to find love at church. Most times these also track in a little pagan birth control. But that's okay. Luckily most deacons' wives keep their medicine cabinets stocked. It's the best of both worlds: Total salvation plus a little guilt-free sensuality. What a blessing He gave us. Take up your Pill and follow me. You've come a long way, baby!
As the senior pastor, three single women joined your beautiful historic Reformed New York church two weekends ago. Then, two asked you last Sunday to marry them on June 2nd -- but you refused citing all of the Bible verses against homosexuality and its damning effect. Seven days ago, they filed a $5 million lawsuit against you, each of your elders & deacons and your church for discrimination and you were served papers, at home with extended family and friends, by a sheriff on Friday.
Similar to these Christian bakers, what are your biblical options?