IS THIS TRUE? Dr. Bart D. Ehrman says, “I start with Jesus. And here the conversation is quite easy. In our surviving records Jesus says nothing about same-sex acts or sexual orientation. Nothing. Nada.” He goes on to say that when it comes to “homosexuality” Jesus "provides no verbal clues."
TEENS – Dealing with Loneliness
Intense feelings of loneliness can be so overwhelming they could lead to alcoholism, drug abuse, even suicide. If it drags on for weeks, it would be best to seek the help of a Christian counselor. In the meantime, give some of our articles on this blog an opportunity. They offer practical advice along with Scriptural counsel.
TEENS – The Self-Abuse of Masturbation
Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals, usually to the point of orgasm. Is masturbation serious? Some Bible scholars view masturbation, saying, “The Hebrew and Christian Bibles are silent, neither denouncing nor encouraging the practice. The biblical story of Onan is traditionally linked to referring to masturbation and condemnation thereof, but the act... Continue Reading →
The Dangerous Trap of Pornography
A 50-year-old married physician views Internet pornography for hours at home, masturbating five to seven times a day, then begins surfing porn sites at the office and risks destroying his career. A woman spends four to six hours a day in Internet chat rooms and having cybersex, and eventually starts arranging to meet online strangers... Continue Reading →
Homosexuality – Genes or learned?
Homosexuality is a romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.
How Can Those Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction Avoid Homosexuality and Control Themselves?
How many gay people are there in the United States? “The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a sexual orientation law and public policy think tank, estimates that 9 million (about 3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (2011).
How Can Christians Respectfully Explain the Bible’s View of Homosexuality
Acceptance of homosexuality is rising across the broad spectrum of American Christianity, including among members of churches that strongly oppose homosexual relationships as sinful, according to an extensive Pew Research Center survey of U.S. religious beliefs and practices.
What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?
The USA has the only large mainstream church ever to consecrate an openly gay bishop (Gene Robinson), the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. A vast majority voted in an openly gay pastor of the biggest Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, MN (Bradley Schmeling), as the senior pastor. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is now allowing openly gay men and women in same-sex relationships to be ordained as clergy.