Countless men and women fight a measureless battle to resist sin, intentionally choosing the harder path, and all to the glory of the Lord, trusting that His glory is a more worthy pursuit than their own desires. That’s biblical manhood and womanhood and, dare I say it, Christlikeness, at its pinnacle.
Second to the Gospel, it’s issues of gender and sexuality that drive the biggest wedge between the church and the world. And this is not going to change anytime soon. If we are going to engage the world with the Gospel, we have to understand and be willing to discuss the issues surrounding gender and sexuality.
Review Don’t let the size of this book fool you. It may be small, but the treatment of the subject matter is certainly not. DeYoung has done the church no small favor by providing such an accessible, pastoral, and convincing assessment of the Bible’s teachings on homosexuality. Of particular note in DeYoung’s writing is
In the event of a tragedy where human lives are lost, it is a shame when the church judges the weight of that tragedy by the sins of those involved rather than the inherit worth and dignity that each person carries as an image-bearer of God. Our response to tragedy, first and foremost, should always be to grieve at the destruction of the glory of God that is inherent in every single human being, not to try and turn the victims and those we consider less holy than us into political talking points.