Gay people, Johnson argues, have “sacrificed everything the world values to follow Jesus.” Apparently, the world values sodomy — or, perhaps, by “everything,” he means merely the satisfaction of any and all sexual urges. It doesn’t matter, because either way it’s a ridiculous claim: the world values all sorts of things that Christians sacrifice in order to follow Jesus. Only in the post-Christian, therapeutic-deistic west could a Christian think he has sacrificed everything to follow Jesus simply because he can’t indulge his sexual proclivities. Only in the post-Christian, therapeutic-deistic west could a Christian think he is suffering for the gospel because his brethren won’t play Freudian identity games with him. Only in the post-Christian, therapeutic-deistic west could a Christian believe that being afflicted with “unnatural affections” constitutes a divine call to celibacy. Only in the post-Christian, therapeutic-deistic west could a Christian believe think he’s ill-treated if his brethren won’t acknowledge the supererogatory act of a Christian doing his mere duty in warring against indwelling sin. Read More»
J. F. Solís | “Gay and Celibate: A Contradiction in Terms” | July 22, 2022
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