Beginning with an (accurate) acknowledgment that the Jennifer Knapp – Larry King Live interaction was not particularly profitable, Matt Chandler explains (in the first video) why he wanted to address the issue of homosexuality, even though it runs the risk of seeming to elevate one particular sin above others. In the first video, Chandler traces the creation-fall storyline in Genesis 2 and Romans 1, showing that heterosexual marriage was God’s design and that homosexuality is an aspect of God “giving us over” to our idolatries.
In the second presentation, Chalder gives six cogent, brief responses to some of the classic street-level objections to the Bible’s teaching on homosexuality.
1. If you’re not hurting anyone else, what’s wrong with it?
2. Since you’re a sinner, too, who are you to call out others?
3. Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality.
4. Some animals have same-sex relations, so if it’s in nature it must natural.
5. The homosexuality condemned by Paul is a different type of homosexuality than we see today.
6. Revisionist arguments from modern scholarship.
In the third message, Chandler addresses practical questions (submitted via Twitter) on things like how to handle your gay child wanting to visit with his partner, how to guide teenagers struggling with same-sex attraction, and does becoming a Christian out of a homosexual lifestyle inevitably lead to heterosexual attraction.
In my view, this discourse was incredibly biblical, redemptive, and balanced. I highly commend it. The entire, three-part session can be viewed below or the audio can be downloaded.