We are in the midst of an unprecedented moral and theological conversation in our country. Many professing Christians and self-identifying evangelicals now view homosexuality as good and virtuous, essentially discrediting 2,000 years of church history and the text of God’s Word. How is this possible? What is the right response to those who identify as Christians yet believe homosexuality to be a biblically and morally acceptable practice?
Furthermore, as we take our seats at the table of debate on homosexuality, is principled disagreement with those who are gay affirming even possible? Can we maintain the biblical and orthodox view of homosexuality and keep our seats at the table? To help us think through these issues and more, TGC’s Mark Mellinger sat down with Christopher Yuan, an author and instructor at Moody Bible Institute and the author of Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope (WaterBrook, 2011) [review | Yuan’s testimony].
In this seven-minute video Yuan explains the rationality of “gay affirming Christians,” what it means for us to hold the biblical view of homosexuality and principally disagree with those who don’t, and how we the church can see the LGBT community not as opponents to be defeated but as broken sinners who need the life-giving message of Jesus. We must find ways to engage this “unreached people group” so that those who don’t yet know Christ may be brought into the fold for the glory of God.