The following articles are offered with great caution. We could offer excerpts from the articles to show their danger. However, it is easy for anyone to locate the entire article online. We have therefore decided to link to these articles and give cautions to the reader. As with anything you read, always compare it to the Word of God.
Sam Allberry is a pastor in England and one of the most dangerous men on this topic. He has somehow earned a reputation as a qualified speaker on the subject of SSA. Sadly, he has been widely accepted by many leaders in evangelical circles.
A few points to beware of as you read his article. Sam wants to label everyone as a "sexual sinner". In doing so, he is trying to force us to accept this as our identity. In so doing, he is legitimizing his own sinful behavior.
He also points out that by using the word "gay" you are defining your identity. However, he is blinded to the reality that by using the phrase "same-sex attracted" he is doing the same thing. He tries to explain this away by saying it is simply an "aspect of my life, but doesn't imply that this defines me".
He tries to argue from the standpoint that to be same-sex attracted is a temptation, but it is not a sin.
Read Owen Strachan's articles to see the fallacy of this argument.
This is a clear case of the agenda of the SSA promoters. After the livingout.com website removed the article saying is was OK to live together as a celibate same-sex couple, this article remains.
Listen to what they say in this article: "And it makes excellent sense for two friends to live together and share their lives in this way. It would be very natural for friends who were living together to share the parenting of any children who are there too. "
What effect would this have on a child growing up in a home described in this article? The danger is clear and the sin is self-perpetuating.
Dr. Julie Rodgers was hired by Wheaton College on September 2,2014 to provide spiritual care for students. She said she used the term "gay" to mean she is attracted to women but does not consider this attraction to be central to her identity. She also said she did not believer same-sex attraction to be sinful. Fast forward to following summer. On July 13, 2015 she resigned her position at Wheaton College. Julie has since come out in support of the union or two men or two woman. She is now an advocate for the LGBTQ agenda. Is it any surprise when someone wants to continually identify as SSA that this ending is a very likely result for some?
This article by Al Mohler was written in 2014. In the article Dr. Mohler admits reversing his position regarding the "existence of sexual orientation". He now sees that "the concept of sexual orientation is not only helpful, it is in some sense essential".
He goes on in the article to do the same thing Sam Alberry does in his article above. He accuses every Christian of being a sinner in this area of sexual attraction. Even though the Bible describes the Christian as a saint, (one who is set free from the power of sin), Dr. Mohler continues to put forth the unbiblical idea that Christians are just sinners with a "pattern of sexual attraction that falls short of the glory of God".
Dr. Mohler does correctly point out that "the New Testament reveals that a homosexual sexual orientation, whatever its shape or causation, is essentially wrong, contrary to the Creator’s purpose, and deeply sinful." He also says that "Christians with same-sex sexual desires must know that these desires are sinful".
The article then is a mix of good and bad. In the end, why Dr. Mohler continues to promote Sam Allberry is very confusing,