Can You Be Gay and Christian?: Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality by Michael L. Brown
The question of how the church deals with homosexuality has become the great moral and spiritual issue of this generation. How do we respond to gay people who tell us how much they love the Lord and experience God’s power? How do we answer them when they say that the greatest law is the law of love, and that love requires us to embrace them as they are? What do we do with the argument that the Old Testament laws (such as the prohibition against homosexuality and the dietary laws) no longer apply?
Gay and Christian? will provide solid biblical answers, clearly written and based on sound scholarship, in a compassionate way that causes the reader to wrestle with the issues and discover the biblical truth. The book also provides practical guidelines for ministry and shows readers how they can resist the gay agenda while reaching out to their gay friends and family.
Michael L. Brown holds a PhD from New York University in Near Eastern languages and literatures and is recognized as one of the leading Messianic Jewish scholars in the world today. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry, host of the nationally syndicated daily talk radio show The Line of Fire, and the author of more than twenty books. He is a contributor to The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion and other scholarly publications.
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“This book is one of the very best to date that tackles the subjects of homosexuality and Christianity together. Dr. Michael Brown has addressed carefully and comprehensively some of the most prevailing and difficult arguments concerning theology, the culture and the Church regarding these topics. He is compassionately thorough and kind throughout these pages to give anyone hope in their own perspective of belief: whether gay or straight, there is hope for you in this book. This is certainly true for me, as I said ‘goodbye’ to my own homosexuality over 32 years ago. After reading this book, I am once again thoroughly encouraged and equipped to walk out a compassionate truth-filled love towards those who identify as gay, and you will be too.” —Rev. Stephen Black, Executive Director, First Stone Ministries
“Michael Brown shows us the proper balance in maintaining and defending the consistent message of Scripture as well as showing love and respect for those who need to hear the Bible’s message of purity, holiness, and forgiveness.” — Dr. James White, Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries, and co-author of The Same Sex Controversy: Defending and Clarifying the Bible's Message About Homosexuality.
“Having served alongside of Dr. Michael Brown for over three decades, I know that when he handles a subject he does so with thoroughness, integrity and charity. His latest book is no different and I heartily recommend everyone read it to be equipped on this hot button issue of our generation.” —Larry Tomczak, best-selling author and director of T.A.G. (The Awareness Group).